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Take The Sky by Jose Molina SPOILERS!!!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 9:26 AM

MALSNARA


My copy of Still Flying arrived today and I was so excited to read it. Now that i've just finished 'Take The Sky' I kinda wish I hadn't read it all. I feel like Firefly just ended for me and now there's no hope of anything because Mal ends up dying all by himself and nothing seems to have happened between him and Inara. Is it just me or did the story make everybody really bummed out?

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 9:47 AM

PLATONIST


I was really bummed, when I read this, too, but Jose said it isn't neccesarily the end. It's a very hopeless story, for a story about hope, that's Mal, in a nutshell, though.

I interpret it more as Inara doing her secret, and Mal feeling regret that he couldn't do anything to save her. It would really leave him hopeless and dieing alone.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 9:47 AM

PLATONIST


I was really bummed, when I read this, too, but Jose said it isn't neccesarily the end. It's a very hopeless story, for a story about hope, that's Mal, in a nutshell, though.

I interpret it more as Inara doing her secret, and Mal feeling regret that he couldn't do anything to save her. It would really leave him hopeless and dieing alone.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 10:12 AM

BYTEMITE


It's got a really good Mal voice, and there's at least some indication of what all Mal would be willing to give up to have what he considers a normal life. That's not nothing. :)

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Besides, it was all just a daydream, anyway.


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Thursday, June 10, 2010 10:39 AM

PLATONIST


Mal's voice is spot on, and yeah, there is that little part about him willing to give up everything if she'd only ask him, that made me tear-up...almost.

Mal’s got the heart of a romantic, but we already knew that:)

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 4:21 PM

MICJWELCH


Considering the amount of time between Serenity and that story, I'm not too concerned about it. I think it's somewhat similar to the "Epitaph One" episode of Dollhouse. We can think things mean one thing, but we'll probably be wrong.

Personally, I'm just excited to have more Firefly.

"Always be yourself. Unless You suck." - Joss Whedon

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Friday, June 11, 2010 3:39 AM

MALSNARA


BYTEMITE I'm confused what do you mean

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it's all a dream


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Friday, June 11, 2010 3:40 AM

MALSNARA


BYTEMITE I'm confused what do you mean

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it's all a dream


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Friday, June 11, 2010 3:40 AM

GWEK


Did you guys read the same story that I did? Go back and read it to the end.

NONE OF IT MEANS A DAMNED THING.

While it's a fun read, all it really tells us is that Mal indulges in relatively uninspired fanfic.

To date, the only "real" story that we have that's post-SERENITY is FLOAT OUT (although CRYSTALS provides a few hints of what might come).

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."

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Friday, June 11, 2010 3:42 AM

MALSNARA


BYTEMITE I'm confused what do you mean

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it's all a dream


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Friday, June 11, 2010 4:32 AM

BYTEMITE


What GWEK said. Only really, lots of people are making this mistake. I think that's why Jose has been so frustrated, he was a little too subtle.

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But the ending specifically says this was just Mal contemplating the worst-case scenario if he sent out the broadwave.


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Friday, June 11, 2010 4:47 AM

PLATONIST


GWEK, I assume you are referring to the tense change at the end. Believe me, we are aware, it is Mal musing during his conflict with the Operative in Serenity, but that doesn’t negate any of the foreshadowing for the future, some of the events could happen.

It may not be as canon as Float Out, but Joss did give his authorization for these authors to write, and essentially it is the first time we’ve had an opportunity to visit inside Mal’s head, as only a first person narrative would allow. Jose did capture Mal’s voice rather well.

On this basis, it does warrant validity, but, like you said, it really doesn’t matter in the greater scheme of things.

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Friday, June 11, 2010 4:47 AM

PLATONIST


GWEK, I assume you are referring to the tense change at the end. Believe me, we are aware, it is Mal musing during his conflict with the Operative in Serenity, but that doesn’t negate any of the foreshadowing for the future, some of the events could happen.

It may not be as canon as Float Out, but Joss did give his authorization for these authors to write, and essentially it is the first time we’ve had an opportunity to visit inside Mal’s head, as only a first person narrative would allow. Jose did capture Mal’s voice rather well.

On this basis, it does warrant validity, but, like you said, it really doesn’t matter in the greater scheme of things.

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Friday, June 11, 2010 6:03 AM

BYTEMITE


True. The way I've looked at it, if it's in Crystal it's inevitable, and anything in both Crystal AND Take the Sky is a clarification.

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Friday, June 11, 2010 6:21 AM

ZEEK


So wait the whole comic is just a day dream type sequence?

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Friday, June 11, 2010 6:30 AM

BYTEMITE


Not Float Out, it's Take the Sky, one of the three new short stories in Still Flying.

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Friday, June 11, 2010 7:04 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by Bytemite:
Not Float Out, it's Take the Sky, one of the three new short stories in Still Flying.


gotcha. thanks

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:01 AM

MALSNARA


AAHH!I'm a very happy little browncoat at the moment. I had no idea it was just him contemplating his future with his usual pessimistic outlook so thanks so much for clearing that up! Also another friend recently made made an unexpected conversion to Browncoatism which is always a plus!!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:59 AM

BYTEMITE


We're EVERYWHERE.

In the non-creepy stalker way, obviously.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010 9:15 AM

MALSNARA


I know it's brilliant!!!

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