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Virtual Shindigs now Once or Twice a Week (Sun, & often Tues)

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Sunday, February 6, 2005 7:41 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


The old thread, http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=6922&m=117498#117498 , was getting too long. Here's the skinny: On Sundays 'round 7pm Greenwich (11am Pacific), a bunch (~doz) of us meet up in the Firefly room on AIM, and watch an ep or so of Firefly together. It's cool. Tuesdays 'round 11pm Greenwich (3pm Pacific) we also gather there, but most often we just chat about Firefly, without watching an ep.

On Super Bowl Sunday February 6, we watched the Message with commentary. This wraps up the series that we started just after the New Year, of all eps with commentary in Fff.n order. The program for next Sunday is wide open. Hope to see you there, Sundays and Tuesdays.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

Wutzon: Moonshine Still, "Dancin', Talkin', Livin", from "Moon Over Georgia"

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Sunday, February 6, 2005 8:11 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Quote:

Originally posted by me:
we watched the Message with commentary. This wraps up the series that we started just after the New Year, of all eps with commentary in Fff.n order.


I learned something from this. Ever since the first time I watched the Making Of (How It Was) in Special Features, I've watched the series in Fff.n order, ending with Trash & the Message (after HoG & OIS). There are multiple threads dedicated to order, so I'll not recap the reasons here, but this is also the order they're listed in this site's episode guide. However watching eps with commentary, Alan Tudyk's jokes, and annecdotes about the fun everyone was having while shooting the Message, detract from the requiem inherent in the story, photography & score. I enjoyed the ep much less, and was dissappointed to be ending with it. Especially when I remembered the commentary that Joss did for Objects In Space. Clearly, that commentary was his farewell to the TV series. Fortunately for all of us, it wasn't his farewell to the story.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

Wutzon: Stevie Ray Vaughan, "Pride & Joy", from "Live @Carnegie Hall"

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Monday, February 7, 2005 1:46 AM

IAMJACKSUSERNAME

Well, I'm all right. - Mal


Quote:

Originally posted by YT:
On Sunday 2005 January 30, the regulars were expecting to see Jack back



My SUSE setup died and I'm now having fun with the live Ubuntu CD - I'll hopefully be able to join y'all this Sunday (2005-02-13). Thanks for starting the new thread for us dial-uppers.
--
I am Jack's username
FTL in Firefly? < http://jack.p5.org.uk/about-fiction/ftl-firefly.en.html>

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Monday, February 7, 2005 11:41 AM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Quote:

Originally posted by IamJacksUsername:
I'll hopefully be able to join y'all this Sunday (2005-02-13).


Hooray! I was just about to add your name to the "Missed" thread.

Quote:

FTL in Firefly? < http://jack.p5.org.uk/about-fiction/ftl-firefly.en.html>

Your link 404d me.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

Wutzon: Jonny Lang, "Red Light (Sessions @AOL)", from "Long Time Coming"

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 4:14 PM

SYRYN


i started a new job! was busy working sunday and tuesday all day. so sad i missed it! next time i'm off on sunday i'll probably come by again, the vs's are a great reason to re-watch the eps' for those of you that haven't caught a shindig yet!!!
oh, and i finally got to see i, robot. alan tudyk was great!

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 5:02 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


On Fat Tuesday, February 8, nine of us dropped in to chat a bit before either falling asleep or stuffing our faces. No ep for the VS, as usual Tuesdays, so I gorged myself on the pilot. Never can tell; I might decide to give up Firefly for Lent.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

Wutzon: Merl Saunders with his Funky Friends, "Dark Star", from "Live"

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Monday, February 14, 2005 7:42 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


On St Valentine's Eve, Sunday February 13, fourteen of us got together & chatted a bit, before those of us with DVDs handy started watching the Message. Seems I must have decided agin giving up Firefly for Lent, but I wonder about Jack.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

Wutzon: Dell Vikings, "When I Come Home"

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005 9:57 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


On Tuesday February 15, only five of us showed up to chat. I had to leave early so, I may have missed someone but, I doubt it.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

Wutzon: the Calling, "Wherever You Will Go", from "Camino Palmero"

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 2:45 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Wow, I didn't post anything last Sunday. Well, I was there. Leastways, I think I was there on Sunday February 20. Whatever. Anyway, I was there early on Tuesday February 22, along with a couple of Brits, but all three of us left before the scheduled start of the VS. I have no idea who else may have dropped by.

On Sunday February 27, about a dozen of us dropped in to chat. Uncharacteristically, for a Sunday, we didn't even discuss watching an ep. Still no sign of Jack.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

Wutzon: Honda UK commercial, "the Cog"

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Tuesday, March 1, 2005 7:01 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


More folks have taken to dropping in @the Firefly room on AIM, any ol' time @all. Four or five folks found their way there Monday, compared to . . .

On Tuesday March 1, a half dozen of us showed up to chat awhile.

Since we almost never get 'round to talkin' 'bout an ep on Tuesdays, let alone actually watching one, seems to me we don't really need a regularly scheduled Virtual Shindig on Tuesdays. Anyone have another opinion? We can discuss it here, or in the Firefly room on AIM.

Let's watch Firefly on Sunday.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

Wutzon: Frogwings, "Kick N Bach", from "Croakin' @Toads"

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 1:20 AM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


On Sunday March 6, a few of us showed up to chat awhile. We didn't get 'round to watchin' an ep.

Sunday March 13 was quite a different story. Close to a dozen of us dropped in @some point, with 'bout half a dozen staying for hours. We watched Safe, & the pilot with commentary.

Keep the Shiny Side Up . . . (wutzon) Railroad Earth, "Like a Buddha", from "Bird In a House"

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 3:44 AM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


So, is there going to be a viewing tonight? Wait, have I already missed it...I what time zone is this? What the hell...where am I? I just had Korean time figured out, and now I have to puzzle out North Carolina time!

Again, where am I?

Kaylee: "What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black."
Simon: "It means more out here. It's all I have..."

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 8:42 AM

BLEYDDYN


Quote:

Originally posted by manwithpez:
So, is there going to be a viewing tonight?



Well, in my experience there usually isn't a viewing on Tuesdays, just chatting. I usually get an invite sometime between 3:30pm and 4:00pm PST, which should be 6:30 to 7:00 Eastern time, or midnite-ish GMT. Not that you need an invite, by the way. Try dropping in on the 'Firefly' chat room on the AIM system just about any time, there's a chance one or more other fans will be there. Or you might find fans of some pub in the UK which happens to also be called the Firefly

Quote:


Again, where am I?



Was that a GPS-type question or more philosophical? Not that I can help you either way...

Edited to add:
I'll probably be idling in the chat room most of the day, but mostly trying to get work done.

--Bleyddyn

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 1:10 PM

LOCHRAVIN


These get togethers sound like a good time...but the new guy needs some help. How do I get to the "AIM system"?

Mike

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 4:30 PM

BLEYDDYN


Quote:

Originally posted by lochravin:
These get togethers sound like a good time...but the new guy needs some help. How do I get to the "AIM system"?



I know this has been covered before, but I'm not sure how to find it so...

If you are running Mac OS X, just use iChat, which should have been installed with the OS. You'll also need to get a free AIM account, see below.

If you are using Windows, try downloading the AIM client from http://www.aim.com/.

On that same page there is a 'Get Help!' section which has a link called registration. You can follow the instructions there to get a free account.

Once you have your account, just start the client and put the account name and password in. Then you need to go to the 'Firefly' chat room (without the quotes). In iChat you go to the 'File' menu and choose the 'Go To Chat...' option, then type in Firefly. I'm not sure exactly how it works with AIM or any other client but there should be something similar.

Hope that helps.

--Bleyddyn

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 2:43 AM

LOCHRAVIN


That was great help! Thanks...I'm assuming that someone usually sets up the 'firefly' chat room ahead of time? I can't seem to find any function that allows you to skim through lists of currently active chat rooms.

Mike

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 2:17 AM

LOCHRAVIN


Well, I've got it loaded...here's hoping.

Mike

Well maybe I'm not a fancy gentleman like you, with your...very fine hat. But I do business...we're here for business.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 5:43 AM

BLEYDDYN


Basically, if anyone is logged into a chat room, then it exists. No one has to specifically create it.

And, as far as I know, there is no way to get a list of all existing chat rooms. For one thing, the list would probably change too fast for it to be of much use.

I'll leave myself logged into the Firefly room today, just in case you want to try it.

Or you can add me to your buddy list. My AIM screen name is 'bleyddyn@mac.com' (without the quotes), which looks like an email address, but isn't.

--Bleyddyn

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 5:05 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Quote:

Originally posted by lochravin:
I'm assuming that someone usually sets up the 'firefly' chat room ahead of time? I can't seem to find any function that allows you to skim through lists of currently active chat rooms.


There are two kinds of chat rooms: public, and private (in British parlance, "government run" and "public", respectively). We chat in a private room. Even if there were a browsable list of active rooms, you wouldn't find it.

In the few chat clients with which I am familiar, one cannot send an active invitation-link for a public chat room. Corollarily, one must be invited to a private chat room. However, fortunately, one can invite oneself.

Getting back to your question: it doesn't matter. If the room doesn't exist, and you invite yourself to it, AIM will create it then.

Keep the Shiny Side Up . . . (wutzon) John Hiatt, "Have a Little Faith In Me"

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 9:52 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Quote:

Originally posted by lochravin:
Well, I've got it loaded...


Post your AIM ID here. That way we can add it to our Buddy Lists, & someone may invite you to a Virtual Shindig. You must be logged on to your Instant Messenger client to receive an invitation.

My AIM ID is YT13

By the b'ye, I can't make it to the VS this coming Sunday, March 20. Hope to meet you the following week.

Keep the Shiny Side Up . . . (wutzon) Leon Russell, "Tight Rope"

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Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:57 AM

LOCHRAVIN


Quote:

Originally posted by YT:
Quote:

Originally posted by lochravin:
Well, I've got it loaded...


Post your AIM ID here.(cut) My AIM ID is YT13



Mine is the same as here "Lochravin"

Hope to see you all soon!

Mike

Well maybe I'm not a fancy gentleman like you, with your...very fine hat. But I do business...we're here for business.

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Saturday, March 19, 2005 5:44 PM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


Oh yeah...even though I've been imbibing...me AIM name is manwithpez1
So, please, invite me...cause I can't find the chatroom without you...I've looked...

Kaylee: "What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black."
Simon: "It means more out here. It's all I have..."

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Saturday, March 19, 2005 9:01 PM

NEEDLESEYE


Not sure if I can "attend", but my AIM is NativeNeedleseye. Add me if you like.

Keeper of Jayne's goggles. 8)

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Sunday, March 27, 2005 10:13 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Quote:

Originally posted by manwithpez:
So, please, invite me...cause I can't find the chatroom without you...I've looked...


I apologize. Had another commitment last Sunday & haven't read this thread for two weeks, so didn't see your post & the one after 'til just now. I've added both of you to my Buddy List; if you are online next Sunday, I will invite you to the VS (presuming I am online).

Anyway, today, Easter Sunday, 27 March 2005, I was spring cleaning my computer, and couldn't get in to the Firefly room 'til 3/4 of an hour after what I thought was the scheduled start. Turns out Britain started Daylight Savings Time, so the Brits were there almost two hours before. Some had already left by the time I dropped in. About half a dozen stayed, while three of us watched Bushwhacked.

Keep the Shiny Side Up . . . (wutzon) Joe Cocker, "Honky Tonk Women"

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Monday, March 28, 2005 1:52 AM

PHOEBE


Oooh. I always wondered that these virtual shindigs were.

My AIM is AsiaValentine, someone invite me this Sunday, if you would

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Friday, April 1, 2005 10:26 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Let's move this on over to the new thread

http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=9331

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