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14 February 2006 @ 12:11 am
One thing I forgot...  
...softlykarou and I watched Serenity last weekend.

I'd known about Firefly for a while, though I'd never seen it--the people on RPG.net are, frankly, crazy over the series. I admit, I had a little bit of geek aversion to it at first (i.e., a bunch of other people like it, so clearly it sucks), but when I actually watched it, I realized that they were right. It really was that good.

I'm not sure what I like about it so much. It's not, strictly speaking, sci-fi--it happens to take place in space, but it's really a Western, with any number of of tropes to reinforce it (interfering government lawmen, lawless frontier, the way the characters speak, the weaponry, the Reavers as a "Savage Injun" stand-in, etc.). There are some sci-fi elements (oppressive corporations, government conspiracies, psychics), but... It's just the way that everything mixes together. Especially for a show that only had 13 episodes, it's incredibly well-written. There's none of that rocky start-up time that a lot of shows have, the characters flow well together, the dialogue is funny when it matters and dramatic when that matters... I also like the fact that Mal is willing to actually kill people who need killing (and, admittedly, a few who don't). I've been watching too much anime lately--the "absolute pacifist" always gets on my nerves.

And yes, I do have an .mp3 of the show's theme song, if anyone wants it.

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me.

Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me.

There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity
You can't take the sky from me...
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: Firefly - The Ballad of Serenity
Joelkraada on February 14th, 2006 07:48 am (UTC)
The series is better than the movie.

Significantly better, imho.
dorchadas: Do you speak Elvishdorchadas on February 14th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
Since it wasn't clear from my post...
...I've see some of Firefly, but not all of it.
softlykaoru: chio-chansoftlykarou on February 14th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
Reaver madness Reaver madness!

Seriously, I am obsessed with this serise. We must watch it together. Anyway, food and sex time!
Brian Walgrenuriany on February 15th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
i find it amazingly funny that they imported horses to all of the worlds that they live on... spaceships and horses... an odd combination for the two most prevalent methods of locomotion :-p
dorchadasdorchadas on February 15th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
Most of the worlds in the show are frontier worlds, without the benefit of the hovercars/personal jetpacks/whatever they use on the core worlds. Fuel is probably scarce, and reserved for more important things.

Well, that, and it's a western. Cowboys ride horses ^_~
Brian Walgrenuriany on February 15th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
Re: Well...
i was actually using the horses as a roundabout way of showing support to the whole western theory :-p that and the theme song is country ;)

speeking of which, i will take you up on that pirated copy of the song :)