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Great Firefly Fan Vid Archive May. 28th, 2005 @ 01:05 pm
jade_kadir
For anyone who's interested, I've finished V1.0 of my Firefly Fan Vid Archive list.

(Cross-posted a lot)

May. 21st, 2005 @ 10:21 pm
jade_kadir
I'm working on a listing of websites with Firefly/Serenity FanVids & Fan Trailers, so if you would like to be listed, please comment with the web address of your Vid/Trailer on my personal Live Journal. I already have the site for the OFFICIAL Serenity Trailer. Thank you in advance.

(Crossposted like a Mutha)

Third Weekly Discussion Question Oct. 25th, 2004 @ 01:04 am
bhadrasvapna
Sorry I have been so neglectful of my ship. You don't want to hear the details of my life, so I won't bore you with my reasons. Hopefully I will be back for a while. Next week I want to do Inara and Book. Anyone that has any essays, say on Book and existentialism, who wants to share, sharing is much appreciated and encouraged.

This week is River. One of the things that bugs me about the show is how she is dismissed by the characters, actors and even Joss himself as crazy. Her mental state and behavior are a joke to them. What I want to know is:

How has this influenced your opinion of River? Why do you think that everyone, including Joss says this?

Have fun and keep flying.

Xie-Xie

It's just an Object, for now Oct. 25th, 2004 @ 12:55 am
bhadrasvapna
Joss had proclaimed himself to be an "angry atheist existentialist" in interviews before Firefly was even an idea. Those beliefs permeate the Buffyverse. They are just below the surface of many storylines. They don't make it to the surface, though. Even Angel season 5 is existentialist on a metaphorical level only. In Firefly Joss doesn't say au revoir to metaphor, but his existentialism is more on the surface, especially in the final episode aired "Objects in Space."

This is an episode that is difficult enough to understand intellectually, let alone comprehend. River tells that to Mal, "She understands. She doesn't comprehend." The difference between these two words, that are often thought of as synonyms, is important. When Mal is speaking to River, she understand what he is saying. The words he is saying in that particular order make sense to her. That is one level of apprehension. What she misses is the significance of those words that is comprehension. Mal's significance isn't hers.

Cut for spoiler to Objects in SpaceCollapse )

It's too bad that we didn't get to see River after she started coming to terms with things. It's too bad that we didn't get to watch the crew have to adapt to being confined in space with River. Both sides of the equation are fascinating.

What a River looks like Oct. 25th, 2004 @ 12:47 am
bhadrasvapna
My last essay hopefully gave you the feel of River. It feels beautiful, yet not exact enough for my insane mind. Here's the exact stuff.

What a River looks like (spoilers all aired episodes of Firefly)Collapse )

The River rolls on Oct. 25th, 2004 @ 12:42 am
bhadrasvapna
This is my attempt to explain River. Some may have read the original version.

The River Runs Deep (spoilers for all aired episodes of Firefly)Collapse )

Second Weekly Discussion Question Sep. 12th, 2004 @ 06:16 pm
bhadrasvapna
The title for this group actually comes from a misunderstanding that I had on another board. I like to play with words, so today's discussion question does just that.

What does the word "malcontent" mean to you? How does this apply to Mal and Firefly? How does this apply to Joss Whedon? How does this apply to you? Are you malcontent? Why or why not? Is Serenity Mal Contentment?

Have fun and keep flying.

Xie-Xie

Mal: The Business of Business is Business Sep. 12th, 2004 @ 06:10 pm
bhadrasvapna
My very first character essay was actually about River, but it is more appropriate to start with Mal, so that's who I'm starting with. There were some good responses from hebrokeaway to this one so I'm going to link to my journal. Feel free to talk about what he said as well.

This essay, along with the previous one, was linked at mutant_allies. I was very happy that day. Lots of squeeing was had.

If you haven't read what I wrote earlier today, please do that first. That puts the reader in the proper mindset, if such a thing can be done.

spoilers all, including unaired, episodesCollapse )

So share your thoughts on this wonderful character.

Xie-Xie

Mal as existential epiphany Sep. 12th, 2004 @ 05:53 pm
bhadrasvapna
Welcome to all the MalContents. I am happy to see so many faces here. This week, I will take a look at our captain, Malcomb Reynolds. I hope others will feel free to share how they see this wonderful character.

This is another essay that I wrote before I started this comm. Most of my friends aren't existentialists. That was one of the things that amused me about the Existential Scoobies, I don't think any of them are actual existentialists. Interesting name choice. Being an existentialist isn't required to be a fan of Joss' work, but this philosophy of Joss does permeate everything he does, more so on Firefly than in the Buffyverse. That is the main angle I look at the show from. It helps that I am a existentialist. I try to share this perspective with others.

No spoilers, just cut for length, though not long by my standardsCollapse )

Xie-Xie
Mood: happyhappy
Song in my Head: Journey "Don't Stop Believin'"

Firefly Essays pt. 4 Sep. 8th, 2004 @ 04:32 pm
tyreseus
Okay, so I never did get to the last few episodes in my essays. Maybe I'll do that soon.

War Stories, TrashCollapse )
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