my new favourite Canadian...
Friday, May 6, 2005

...is Nathan Fillion. He's right up there with Nathan Wiley now - it must be the name.

I didn't even realise he was Canadian until I read it in the booklet at the Serenity convention, and usually I'm pretty good at accents. It must have been his west coast thing - I was a Maritimer for a short while. A short while that has left me with constant cravings (see what I did there? Song title references - I believe in CanCon) for Tim Hortons coffee, an over-fondness for the Gilmore Girls (the set looks so east coast), some misplaced affection for hockey and occasional middling-to-strong urges to emigrate.

I especially want to emigrate when I remember that the little town I am trapped in is on a par with Jaynestown: not only are they busy fete-ing bad guys, they are, quite literally, celebrating reivers (or reavers) over the next month. Still, at least we have alcohol almost as strong to help us get through it.

I shouldn't complain though, as I did get out this last weekend, and spent some enjoyable time in a hotel near London Heathrow, where I was pleasantly surprised (though really I shouldn't have expected less) by how friendly all the cast and all the fans were at Starfury's Serenity, and particularly what great questions people asked in all the panel sessions. I was far too star-struck (by the crowd and by the presence of people who I've seen being heroes on screen) to ask anything. I did, however, dance like a loon. I fitted right in. It was great. I've never been to anything like that before.

I've never seen dancing like that before either.


Sunday, May 8, 2005 3:16 AM


Bags me carry the watermelon.

Friday, May 6, 2005 9:48 AM


See, that's where you went wrong. Dancing should go in three stages:

1. Dancing as your youth tells you to do - free form, expressive, wild.

2. Dancing as your youth tells you to do and dancing ironically in the same style as your parents - set piece movements, hand jiggles, moves from movies.

3. Dancing like your parents but being unaware of it - all the music that you used to flow to isn't played anymore and the music that young people listen to is rubbish, barely even a tune to it.

You skipped ahead way too early. I think we should both sign up for Summer Glau's Dirty Dancing Tutition Course.

"Nobody puts River in the corner. The ceiling, yes, but the corner? Never."

Friday, May 6, 2005 8:01 AM


How can you say that? You are my dancing guru. Me, I was just trained in ironic dancing, and that never works once you're past 15.

Friday, May 6, 2005 7:59 AM


>> I've never seen dancing like that before either.

Hey, don't blame me, I was just copying what you did.


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