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European Browncoats?

POSTED BY: GWEILO
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Friday, February 6, 2004 7:00 AM

GWEILO


Sometimes I feel like a single Browncoat in a sea of Alliance folk around here. (Don't get your boxers in a twist! Juuuuust kiddin'.)

Seriously... are there any European fans out there?
I feel downright lonely with everyone talking about American shindigs and all... *sniff*

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Friday, February 6, 2004 7:53 AM

HOTPOINT


I'll assume by "European" you don't just mean continental and say there are a reasonable number of British Browncoats that hang around here including yours truly

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Friday, February 6, 2004 7:55 AM

LOKI


and one from holland right here

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Friday, February 6, 2004 8:24 AM

GWEILO


Hmmm... Last time I checked Britain was very much apart of Europe. Don't think I've ever heard anyone speak of Europe and not take it as read that the UK, Ireland... or the channel islands for that matter are a part of it. (O_o) Sorry, just giving you a hard time. Greetings from the mainland. Sweden to be more exact.

Loki: (One of my fave mytholiogical creatures btw) Hoe gaat het mit jou? (Sorry if my spelling is off. I can't spell in any language, never mind Dutch.)

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Friday, February 6, 2004 8:39 AM

HOTPOINT


Quote:

Originally posted by GweiLo:
Don't think I've ever heard anyone speak of Europe and not take it as read that the UK, Ireland... or the channel islands for that matter are a part of it.



Happens here all the time

(For the record I am a die-hard Pro-European who actually has an EU Flag hanging next to his Union Jack on one wall. Some here dream of being America's 51st state. I say make the USA the 26th state of the European Union )

European Browncoats unite!

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Friday, February 6, 2004 8:47 AM

STARHAND


There was a thread awhile back that was titled something like "Where are you from". Look for it in the archives. A lot folk respond to it and there were loads of Brits, Germans, Dutch,and Scandinavians. I've never seen anyone post that they were from Spain or from France. The French thing I've been kinda curiuos about since the DVDs come with a French language selection. Someone named Voss was on the board very recently and he was in Italy. Shiney!

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Friday, February 6, 2004 8:54 AM

AJ


This is actually my first post, (having signed on yesterday), although I've been lurking for a while. Another UK one (near-ish Oxford), and relatively pro-European (as said, a lot of people here might not agree, but I like the idea of the US as the 26th European state )

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Friday, February 6, 2004 9:00 AM

LOKI


Gweilo: Met mij gaat het goed, hoe gaat het met jou? (your spelling was great, one i was supposed to be an e, but i'd say five by five! )

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Friday, February 6, 2004 9:41 AM

GWEILO


Hotpoint: You have GOT to be kidding. You were being ironic, right? Otherwise there's a whole other universe existing in Britain that I know nothing about. No offence to our friends, the yanks, but to rather be apart of THAT union than the European Union is just such a totally mind bogglingly stupid idea. I can feel brain cells committing hara-kiri in despair even thinking about it now.

Greetings AJ! Welcome to the forum.

Loki: Phew! It’s been a while since I used my Dutch. Glad I got through it ok.

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Friday, February 6, 2004 10:04 AM

GHOULMAN


oooo, don't call 'em 'yanks' they hate that.

However, you can call Canadians 'Canucks'.

Although, I'll never refer to anyone as 'Euro'! I mean yikes!

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Friday, February 6, 2004 10:21 AM

GWEILO


Awwww! Was only havin a bit of fun. I call all my northern American friends (including Canadians) "yanks". It's just so funny to see them get all flustered and call me "Euro trash".

In all seriousness... some of my best friends are Americans. I meant no offence.

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Friday, February 6, 2004 10:26 AM

GHOULMAN


... hey, as long as the yanks remember - Canada is on top.

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Friday, February 6, 2004 10:37 AM

KESSIE


as the others have said i think there are quite a few european brwoncoats here

I´m from Germany btw ..

What do you guys think about organizing shindigs aswell? maybe at first in each country and maybe a yearly european one? Anyone like this idea?

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They don’t know us, you see
Its only the last song
If we let it be

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Friday, February 6, 2004 10:46 AM

GWEILO


Guess I could interject with a “Europe rules!” here… in manner of the a-typical juvenile Howard Stern fan. But honestly, what would be the point? Not really interested in a pissing contest.

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Friday, February 6, 2004 10:49 AM

GWEILO


Hallo Kessie! A European shindig would be a great idea.... however I think the show would have to air in more countries in order for there to be enough people interested in our little gathering.

Has the show aired in Germany, or have you downloaded/seen the DVDs?

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Friday, February 6, 2004 10:52 AM

LINDEN


Hey Gweilo, female from Sweden here, too.

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Friday, February 6, 2004 10:54 AM

GWEILO


Wow! Jag som trodde jag var ensam i Sverige om att ha sett serien! (Nåja... ensam tjej i alla fall. :-D ) Kul att se en till tjej här!
(Various Swedish nonsense above. Pay it no mind.)

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Friday, February 6, 2004 11:06 AM

KESSIE


i downloaded the epis and i´m planning to buy the DVDs soon...
sadly they didnt air it here until now but its rumored to air in the fall or so !

I`m a big Whedon fan for some time now so i just had to check out Firefly !

As for the shindigs i think we could start out little .. it would take some time to plan them anyway!

They say it’s the last song
They don’t know us, you see
Its only the last song
If we let it be

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Friday, February 6, 2004 11:35 AM

GWEILO


Sounds just like me. :D I downloaded the episodes too because I'm such a big Whedon fan. (I wonder what Mal will sound like in the German version. Maybe they'll use the same voice as Angel. *L*)

First problem: WHERE would the shindig take place?
The easiest and cheapest place to get to is probably London... but once you're there it's very expensive.
I visited Glasgow last month. That was a VERY positive experience. Dirt cheap to get there (RyanAir), cheap accomodations and if you go in the off season... all drinks are half off!

Somewhere in Germany isn't a bad idea either come to think of it... Hotels are cheap in relation to the standard which is better than a lot of other places in Europe I could mention. *shudder*

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Friday, February 6, 2004 11:57 AM

KESSIE


oh yeah or the same voice they used for Spike .. which you can hear very often on german Television. Sadly its mostly not Spike.lol.

Hm i think London would be an idea .. but maybe not directly in London , as this as you said would be very expensive but maybe somewhere near London .. a surburb or so.
Maybe the english ones here on the board could helps us there?

i mean Ryanair doesnt fly to to Heathrow anyway, it flies to one farther away from London, right? maybe somewhere near there? i dont know lol

But first we would have to know who else would like to come to a shindig???
So anyone else?

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Friday, February 6, 2004 12:03 PM

GWEILO


Yup, RyanAir uses Stansted airport which is about 45 min away. Very convinient for me though since the airport in my own is a RyanAir stop. I fly form here to London directly.
In the end, somewhere other than London would probably be better though.

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Friday, February 6, 2004 12:42 PM

LINDEN


Quote:

Originally posted by GweiLo:
Wow! Jag som trodde jag var ensam i Sverige om att ha sett serien! (Nåja... ensam tjej i alla fall. :-D ) Kul att se en till tjej här!
(Various Swedish nonsense above. Pay it no mind.)




I feel the same way

I just want Firefly to start airing here in Sweden. I wrote the network that has bought the rights to it (tv4) but they were really vague on when they were going to start showing it. Which doesn´t really surprise me all that much since they´ve had "Angel" in their archives for about 4 years now. Go figure.

Which city do you live in, btw?

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Friday, February 6, 2004 12:49 PM

GWEILO


At least they have good taste. They're the ones airing ALIAS too, aren't they? (Don't really know since I download the eps anyway.)
For all the folks who don't have broadband I sure hope they start airing it soon. The show is too good to miss.

I'm in Västerås. You?

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Friday, February 6, 2004 2:03 PM

HOTPOINT


Quote:

Originally posted by GweiLo:
Hotpoint: You have GOT to be kidding. You were being ironic, right? Otherwise there's a whole other universe existing in Britain that I know nothing about.



No I was being serious. I've met loads of so-called 51st Staters here in the UK

Personally I think they're nuts but they exist. There's an even larger number who think we should leave the EU and join NAFTA!

Quote:

Originally posted by GHOULMAN:
oooo, don't call 'em 'yanks' they hate that



Nah what they really hate (once you explain it to them) is calling them "Septics"

Cockney Rhyming Slang: Septic Tank = Yank

I once nearly got into a touch of "Local Colour" in a bar in Orlando for using that one


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Friday, February 6, 2004 2:18 PM

GWEILO


Quote:

Originally posted by Hotpoint:

No I was being serious. I've met loads of so-called 51st Staters here in the UK

Personally I think they're nuts but they exist. There's an even larger number who think we should leave the EU and join NAFTA!



I´ve met the odd Scottish and Irish seperatist who basically think the limey English are all a bunch of wankers and would love to have THEM out of their hair... but to enter a union with the US? ~LOL~ Well, you´ve got to laugh, haven´t you?

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Friday, February 6, 2004 2:28 PM

HOTPOINT


Quote:

Originally posted by GweiLo:
I´ve met the odd Scottish and Irish seperatist who basically think the limey English are all a bunch of wankers



That's just their Inferiority Complex at work (I'm actually half Irish by the way)

Quote:

Originally posted by GweiLo:
you´ve got to laugh, haven´t you?



Actually it almost makes me want to cry

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Friday, February 6, 2004 2:46 PM

SCAFELL


I'm from Britain. Still to be convinced that the insidious, undemocratic creep towards a federal Europe is a good thing. Especially when the cost of corruption and fraud within the EU is estimated to cost £6 billion every year - 10% of the entire EU annual budget.

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Friday, February 6, 2004 3:17 PM

GWEILO


There’s a huge difference between being sceptic towards a big European alliance (which I am too btw... not being a believer in the success of such endeavours... history should have taught us something…) and wanting to jump into another alliance across the big puddle. Imho there are other ways to bring the European countries closer together.
But that’s not why I started this topic doggonit! Just wanted a show of hands in the forum for all the active posters who live within a reasonable distance between each other.

Hiya AYWYN, welcome to the family. ;-)

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Saturday, February 7, 2004 12:38 AM

LINDEN


Quote:

Originally posted by GweiLo:
At least they have good taste. They're the ones airing ALIAS too, aren't they? (Don't really know since I download the eps anyway.)
For all the folks who don't have broadband I sure hope they start airing it soon. The show is too good to miss.

I'm in Västerås. You?




I agree, I´m pleased they show "Alias", I just can´t understand why they buy the rights to a tv-show and then just let it dust away in the archives. Let´s hope that doesn´t happen to Firefly. I want everyone to see it.

I live in Eslöv (i Skåne, några mil utanför Malmö). Not the most exciting town.

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Saturday, February 7, 2004 1:15 AM

SCAFELL


"There’s a huge difference between being sceptic towards a big European alliance (which I am too btw... not being a believer in the success of such endeavours... history should have taught us something…) and wanting to jump into another alliance across the big puddle. Imho there are other ways to bring the European countries closer together. "


hehe, yeah, not suggesting we jump into bed with the Americans or anything...

Anyway, it's good to see plenty of Browncoats this side of the pond :)

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Saturday, February 7, 2004 3:07 AM

GWEILO


I know what you mean Linden. Sadly, they´re not the only channel to do the same thing. You´d think that when they have time to air shows like "Who wants to marry my dad" or "Joe Millionaire" they´d squeeze in some quality there somewhere.

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Saturday, February 7, 2004 4:17 AM

KALEB


Quote:

Originally posted by GweiLo:
I´ve met the odd Scottish and Irish seperatist who basically think the limey English are all a bunch of wankers and would love to have THEM out of their hair... but to enter a union with the US? ~LOL~ Well, you´ve got to laugh, haven´t you?



Well Id stop short of calling them that, but seeing as Im studying in Newcastle right now I dont have much of a choice.

Which is my way of saying Im the random Scotsman someone ordered.

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Saturday, February 7, 2004 4:29 AM

SCAFELL


"Well Id stop short of calling them that, but seeing as Im studying in Newcastle right now I dont have much of a choice."

Welcome to the civilised side of the border. Oh wait, you're in Newcastle? I take that back ;-)

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Saturday, February 7, 2004 5:48 AM

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Saturday, February 7, 2004 6:30 AM

GWEILO


I can´t WAIT for the region 2 version of the DVD box to come out. Outrageous to make us wait until April. ~hurumph~

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Saturday, February 7, 2004 6:57 AM

SAGJACABALASS


ok, i am american, and i also dont understand why ANYONE would want to be american...im stuck here until im out of college, but you all have a choice!! the people arent always bad here, but the government is, so im leaving as soon as i can.....why would you even think of becomming american.....i just dont understand the logic....

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Saturday, February 7, 2004 7:37 AM

GWEILO


Lets not turn this into a political topic, all right? I honestly don´t see the point. This is a roll call for European FF fans, nothing else.

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Saturday, February 7, 2004 8:23 AM

GEORDIESTEVE2003


yeah, getting a bit too political for me too.

Hello, I'm another British Firefly fan!!! Dont like the term euro either, dont call me that and i wont retort.

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Saturday, February 7, 2004 10:04 PM

SOUTHERNMERC


To those who think Americans don't like being called "yanks": actually, Southerners don't like being called yanks, it's too close to "yankee." But then, that's an individual's opinion. Heck, I'm not even sure where the word "yank" comes from. Can anyone enlighten me?

Sorry to crash the Euro thread...just had to put my two cents in.

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Sunday, February 8, 2004 1:58 AM

CHUBA


Hi there,

nice to see that Firefly has gotten to others here in Europe. No power in the 'verse can stop us!!!!
Does anyone know, if a German network has already bought firefly? I don't have TV, but know some people here who would like to watch it.
I bought the DVD and try to get it around to friends. But it's mighty difficult, because you have to make DVD players region free first.
Anyone knows if the region 2 DVD will have different languages?

Chuba

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Sunday, February 8, 2004 2:42 AM

SPOOKYJESUS


Just to add to the Europe roll call -

Irish.

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Sunday, February 8, 2004 3:17 AM

GWEILO


Could the people who have said they´re British specify where in Britain they´re from? Just a curious George(tte) here.

Speaking of Germany... do the German TV stations dub over all shows, or are there chanels that do subtitles?
It´s odd... I´ve spent quite a bit of time in Germany but I´ve never watched much TV while I´ve been there so... :)

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Sunday, February 8, 2004 3:57 AM

HOTPOINT


Quote:

Originally posted by GweiLo:
Could the people who have said they´re British specify where in Britain they´re from? Just a curious George(tte) here.



Well then just to satisfy your curiosity I live in Portsmouth on the south coast

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Sunday, February 8, 2004 4:12 AM

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Hi, I'm from Berkshire

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Sunday, February 8, 2004 5:31 AM

GWEILO


Thank you! As silly as it sounds it´s easier to relate to someone when you know they´re from, let´s say Birmingham, rather than having a vague notion of them being somewhere in Britain.

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Sunday, February 8, 2004 5:43 AM

BELG


Gothenburg, Sweden here :)

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Sunday, February 8, 2004 5:59 AM

GWEILO


Yay! Another Swede, woohoo!
(Maybe we should locate the shindig in Sweden, eh? ~L~)

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Sunday, February 8, 2004 6:10 AM

HOTPOINT


Quote:

Originally posted by GweiLo:
Yay! Another Swede, woohoo!
(Maybe we should locate the shindig in Sweden, eh? ~L~)



Never been to Sweden and I wouldn't personally mind travelling over there but I think given that Brits may be the majority of Euro Browncoats the Shindig might be better attended here

I'd suggest outside of London though. It would be considerably cheaper to arrange

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Sunday, February 8, 2004 7:02 AM

SAINT JAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by GweiLo:
do the German TV stations dub over all shows, or are there chanels that do subtitles?


All the TV shows I saw were pure German, except Simpsons, which was dubbed.

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