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A Word On Browncoats

POSTED BY: NECROSCAPE
UPDATED: Thursday, October 19, 2006 16:44
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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 12:41 PM

NECROSCAPE


It would be fair to say that I am still in the juvenile stages of being a Browncoat. My girlfriend introduced me to the show, which I watched with much skeptisism, a few months ago. But I fell hard for it. I just bought the series and the movie on dvd and am in such a Firefly frenzy. But recently I sat back and realized exactly what it meant to be a Browncoat.
I would describe us Browncoats to be very similar to Reavers. You see, the original run of the series is alot like the Pax. The majority of the population, as shown by the ratings sadly, just laid down and died, but a small mass of people became passionate and feverous about this show. But since then there has been a huge grow in the Browncoat population. Well how? Browncoats are born from other Browncoats. I was created, as I'm sure many of you were, by the effects of witnessing and being in the presence of other Browncoats.
So through that I became a Browncoat, and I must say, I don't think I've ever been so proud. Because if you stand back and really look at this group, we're so much more than a fanbase. And I don't mean that we transcend fans and slide right into fanatics. We have become something that the world lacks. We're confident, virtuous, passionate, and fight for things we think are right(like a Firefly movie) and though we all may be rough around the edges and a little grounded, we still believe we can soar. We have become the very heroes that we idolize and I can't think of better roles to try and fill. It's not worth it to be perfect, but to do what's right. And maybe this is glorifying it a bit but you can't stop the signal, and you can't take the sky from us and if nothing else, that sure is something. And I think with that we can all rest easy knowing we each have found our own peace of serenity, or piece of Serenity.
And though this sounds very much like an editorial(maybe I'll get it published), this is really more of a calling. A calling to all Browncoats to stay in the black and though we may not be able to change things we'd like to change, we do fight for the things that matter, win or lose. And so I don't feel like this went unread, it'd be might friendly to give a shout, especially if it's just for your own Browncoat pride. When they took my black seude jacket at the door I didn't think I'd leave with a brown coat but I'll keep moving because there's no place I can be...


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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 12:48 PM

GLADIATOR32


Could not have put it better myself. Bravo!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 1:41 PM

DONCOAT


Nicely done, Necroscape. If that was your first post, you've made an impression. I think you're gonna find yourself right at home in this crew.


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I'm pointin' right at it!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 1:47 PM

FIREFLYGAL


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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 2:12 PM

EMBERS


Howdy! Welcome!
It is great to meet a new Browncoat, and I hope you have found the comics and the River Tam video sessions and all the other goodies that have kept the fandom lively....

I know you'll love being here at fff, it is a great site with a lot of friendly people.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 3:00 PM

SLAYER730


I couldn't have put it better my own self. The Browncoats I have met in my travels thru this fandom have been some of the the most warm, generous, caring, and selfless people I have ever met. I feel proud to have been a Browncoat from the very first airing of "The Train Job".

But you wanna hear the best part? The beauty of this fandom is that whether you watched from the beginning, or you picked up Serenity or the dvds yesterday - we are all BROWNCOATS and that makes us mighty. There is no pecking order, no hierarchy, and no ownership of "true fandom"...we are all just good people who share a passion for something truly phenomenal.

So welcome to the fold, NECROSCAPE...May your jobs all be milk runs, your gifts from Buddha always be plastic rockets and ponies, and your Mudders Milk always flow like wine. You've earned it.

***Never judge a book by its movie***

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 3:13 PM

YINYANG

You were busy trying to get yourself lit on fire. It happens.


Hey - that was way more than a word (granted, magnificently put, but)!

Oh, and welcome to our corner of the 'verse! May your coat always be brown!

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"What the world needs now is love, sweet love - it's the only thing that there's just too little of. What the world needs now is love, sweet love. No, not just for some, but for everyone."

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 3:14 PM

ORPHEUS


How do, Necroscape? Like the others have said, I'm sure you'll find that we're pretty mich one big damn happy family around here. It's been close to a year since my own conversion, and there's no place on the 'net I'd rather be than FFF.net.

Welcome home.

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"Bible, Wrath of Khan, what's the difference?"

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 3:30 PM

TRAVELER


Welcome Necroscape:

Well you are Browncoat. And what you said is what we are. We see the possibilities. We would like more, but charish what we have.


I aim to welcome
Traveler

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 3:41 PM

MIRACULOUSBUMM


Wow Necroscape,
Welcome, and that was sure one helluva speech. I would've given it a standin' ovation... but I would look silly clappin' in front of a computer.

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Always havin' a good time!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 4:28 PM

VERSEEXPLORER


Welcome to FFF.net, Necroscape. We're always glad to hear about ppl who have just heard about Firefly and Serenity because it means our numbers are growing. You posted some great "words" about Browncoats.
Quote:

Necroscape wrote:
And so I don't feel like this went unread, it'd be might friendly to give a shout


Your post has been read and appreciated. We are a friendly group. If you ever need anything, just get on the Cortex and send us a wave. There is always someone around.

MiraculusBumm has a great idea, but so we don't feel too silly maybe we should do a wave. Let's start with the US going to the east around the world. Let's wave our hands up for Necroscape.


I made a web site to introduce my friends to the 'Verse.
http://web.mac.com/arcadianlc

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 5:15 PM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


*stands and applauds* That was very well put to say the least Necroscape. Welcome to the site!

"Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle." http://whimsicalnbrainpan.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 6:03 PM

ATIGDNG




Well said, and well met, don't forget to vote on all firefly related polls!

Enjoy your stay.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 6:39 PM

MORRIGHAN


Wow Necroscape! Very well said, indeed! Welcome home. :D

"Try to see past what she is and onto what she can be" ~Mal
"Yes, please do." ~Morri

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 7:18 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Well done Necroscape. That speech left a tear in my eye and a bulge in my Browncoat.

I'll be in my bunk....

"A government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned." http://www.myspace.com/6ixstringjack

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 8:53 PM

REDLAVA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Well done Necroscape. That speech left a tear in my eye and a bulge in my Browncoat.

I'll be in my bunk....





Whoa.


I agree, well said. And welcome to the board.


Everybody always has the advantage over us, but that's what makes us special...and Browncoats.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:23 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Did you just puke on me? Where the love at?

"A government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned." http://www.myspace.com/6ixstringjack

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 12:56 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Welcome to the site and to the ranks of the browncoats Necroscape! We're glad to have you aboard. Make yourself at home, because that is exactly where you are.

That were some mighty fine words and I think I can safely say you wrapped up exactly how all of the browncoats feel. This show transcends mere entertainment. Joss communicated the basic principles of freedom, loyalty and family to us with his tale of the 'verse and it touched us deeply. So, we been out here sailing in the black, holding the line and converting new people as we can.

I am glad that you listened to your girlfriend and gave the show a chance. Now perhaps you can share that same message with others you know who have not been introduced to it yet. We could sure use more fans & the more dvds that sell the better our odds of the story being continued.

Take care & keep flyin'!

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Holding the line since December '02!

"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."

Richmond, VA & surrounding area Firefly Fans:

http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/richmondbrowncoats/

http://www.richmondbrowncoats.org


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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:05 AM

PROPMASTER2000


Welcome aboard, Necroscape.


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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:55 AM

SAFEAT2ND


Welcome aboard Necroscape! Very eloquently put!

There's another thing you'll find, or at least I found, is that the people that make up the Browncoats, and frequent this site, have to be the most diverse, intelligent group I have ever witnessed.

Normally that would be cause for strife, but here it's embraced.

You'll fit right in.

__________________________________________________
"Stop doing that thing"
"What thing"
"That thing where your mouth moves and noise comes out"

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 3:29 AM

TRISTAN


Necroscape, that was very...articulate!

Thank you for sharing your words, and welcome to the 'Verse! Glad you found your way home.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 4:09 AM

RIMGIRL


Exactly!

Oh, and everybody not talking about sex, in the thread. Everybody else....
_________________________________________

See, this is why we lost the war, superior numbers.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 11:00 AM

BROWNCOATCRUSADER


Amen Brother

"I don't care what you believe, just believe Something!"

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 12:06 PM

BROWNCOATJIM


Welcome to the 'verse! be sure to take place vigirously in the discussions out here, and try your hand at some creativity in The Blue sun room (I have been putting some of my own fanfiction up here).

It's a good group of folk out here, you'll be glad you came around.





Simon: "Were there any Feds?"
mal: "No, no Feds, just an honest brawl between folk."

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 12:32 PM

IHEARTFIREFLY


RimGirl, you've sucessfully cracked me up. :)

Necroscape, welcome and thanks for the speech! It was inspiring as well as insightful. Well put.

"Can't take the sky..."

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 12:50 PM

CHINDI


Let me add my welcomes to this mighty fine pile of welcomes you have already amassed...

we are an intersting bunch ain't we? Oh we squabble like some families (think Jayne and Mal) but when it comes to it.. we are united.

Thanks for sharing your heart. Look forward to reading more when you feel like posting.

Chindi (take me out to the black...)

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 4:25 PM

CHINDI


bumping for those who haunt these halls in the late night hours.. cus it is an interesting thread

Chindi...still humming

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 4:48 PM

FLORALBUNNY


Welcome home, Necroscape (#23252)
It's right shiny to have you aboard.
Better late than never, like so many of us.

Please accept this dish of strawberries
and our invitation to come up to the galley
to question the buffet. There is more or
less constant cooking, baking, and other
prep going on, as there are now too many of
us to sit around the table.

Ice-planets are in the cooler, bottom shelf.

Please try not to step on ShipsCat or into
her dish.

Share the Browncoat love. It's better than
eatin' people.

bun, off on another berry run
~Bastards singed my turtle~

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 5:01 PM

NECROSCAPE


Wow, I must say I did not expect such an outpouring of welcomes. I thank ya' all and am honored to be joining this mighty fine bunch. I spec I will find a nice home here and would be more than glad ot hopefully share some more of insight as well as hear everyone elses. And in truth, above all, just getting to know other Browncoats. To be perfectly honest, outside of my girlfriend I personally know no other Browncoats.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 6:04 PM

TAKEMEFLYING


I'll happily second your notions, friend Glad to be crewing with such an eloquent gent!:)

Whoa. Good myth.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 6:39 PM

FLORALBUNNY


...and a Welcome Home to #23230, TakeMeFlying!
And a batch of berries, and the drinkables
and all the other whatnot (to be found in the
whatnot threads) plus food!

A fact of Browncoatiness is that one often
thinks one is the only 'Coat around until
something happens which elicits mass confessions
and crawlings-from-woodwork.

Say "shiny" and see what happens.

Wear a Firefly T-shirt and you may be surprised.
If you don't flush out a hidden 'Coat or two you
may be given the opportunity to spread the
Firefly love to those who've hungered for it
all their lives without knowing what it was.

*chuckles*

bun, shameless
~Bastards singed my turtle~

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:23 PM

SAVEWASH

Now I am learning about scary.


Whoa, good post.

I've never been compared to a Reaver before, but you did it so eloquently that I don't seem to mind.

Welcome aboard! Post more because I'm ready to see what you come up with next.



"We need to keep our heads so we can ... keep our heads."

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:31 PM

RMMC


WHOOT!

Welcome to our bit of the 'verse, Necroscape!! That was a mighty fine observation you posted.

Please let me offer you a glass of Irish whiskey in greeting.

I'm certainly going to look foward to hearing more from you.


Banner courtsey of Aim2Misbehave (Thank you!!)
********
RMMC
"Those grenades?"
"Captain don't want 'em."
"Jayne, we're robbing the place, we're not occupying it."

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 4:44 PM

CHRISTHECYNIC


Quote:

Originally posted by Necroscape:
So through that I became a Browncoat, and I must say, I don't think I've ever been so proud. Because if you stand back and really look at this group, we're so much more than a fanbase. And I don't mean that we transcend fans and slide right into fanatics. We have become something that the world lacks. We're confident, virtuous, passionate, and fight for things we think are right(like a Firefly movie) and though we all may be rough around the edges and a little grounded, we still believe we can soar. We have become the very heroes that we idolize and I can't think of better roles to try and fill. It's not worth it to be perfect, but to do what's right. And maybe this is glorifying it a bit but you can't stop the signal, and you can't take the sky from us and if nothing else, that sure is something. And I think with that we can all rest easy knowing we each have found our own peace of serenity, or piece of Serenity.


Ok, so I'm moved. And I needed to say that because I'm about to disagree with you and I wanted you to know first off and foremost that I am very much moved by what I just quoted and my disagreement is secondary and as nothing in comparison.

So here's where I disagree, it is true that the signal can't be stopped, but they can take the sky from us, they did take the sky from us. It was only becasue of the passion of fans and makers alike that we got it back, and even then only for two hours.

To me that's the important part, we don't give up. Any sane person would have long ago thrown in the towel, any sane person would have given up before the movie was a go. We've moved beyond sanity onto love, passion if you like.

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