I'm still flyin'
Monday, October 10, 2005

I've been gone for a while. I don't visit this board often. I'm usually at Whedonesque and Livejournal. I came back to edit my profile and update my blog.

I've been having fun with the PDX Browncoats. Been to several shindigs and making a lot of friends.

I went to the Kirkland Firefly screenings in September, and went to two advanced screenings in Portland. Then there was a press screening. I had missed Joss' birthday screening since it was also my brother's birthday and we went out for sushi instead. Got my brother into the press screening so he got to see it the first time in all it's finished glory.

Serenity has renewed my passion for this 'verse. It added layers of depth to the Firefly mythology, which is something I'd been missing from a 13 episode series.

I never thought I'd say this, being a die-hard Buffy fan that I am, but I believe if Firefly had continued it would have became Joss' biggest accomplishment in television. It would have surpassed Buffy and Angel in quality.

I still love Buffy and Angel, but Firefly and Serenity seem to be more consistent and thematically fluid than the former. Everything gelled from the start, and the Firefly episodes were perfectly structured and produced to create the right amount of stand-alone and heavy-in-mythology stories and in just the proper order. There are no I Robot You Jane's or I Fall to Pieces' in this first season.

And then came Serenity. And it turned everything upside down. This is the best sci-fi movie I've ever seen. It takes these stories and these characters and pushes them to the limit, it challenges our Heroes and shows you what this 'verse is truly made of.

I have a new love affair with Firefly now. These characters have changed, and the entire 'verse is different now - because we now know things we didn't before, and because things happened that cannot be undone. I want to see how our Big Damn Heroes deal with the consequences. I want more stories to add even more layers so that I'm endlessly peeling back layers everytime I watch I want that more than Kaylee wants a strawberry.

Remember the first rule of flying.



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