dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara kiss her by awakencor)


In-between walking and playing with the baby, Mr. Mousie and I have been having a lovely Firefly marathon - we are up through Safe and continuing (I married a man who loves Firefly, Buffy, Farscape, and Futurama - clearly I picked wisely).

The scene of Simon jumping on the pyre the villagers are about to light under his sister because he cannot stop them and the only thing he can do is die with her, even if he himself would be in no danger otherwise and even if she doesn't even know what he is doing or what is happening, just so she won't be alone - that kills me, kills me, kills me.



It's official, on this rewatch Simon might be my favorite through his sheer selflessness. But I still adore Mal to bits and swoon for Mal/Inara. When he incoherently asks her not to take Atherton's offer to be his permanent companion...eeeee.



A few more shippy pics )
dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara kiss her by awakencor)


In-between walking and playing with the baby, Mr. Mousie and I have been having a lovely Firefly marathon - we are up through Safe and continuing (I married a man who loves Firefly, Buffy, Farscape, and Futurama - clearly I picked wisely).

The scene of Simon jumping on the pyre the villagers are about to light under his sister because he cannot stop them and the only thing he can do is die with her, even if he himself would be in no danger otherwise and even if she doesn't even know what he is doing or what is happening, just so she won't be alone - that kills me, kills me, kills me.



It's official, on this rewatch Simon might be my favorite through his sheer selflessness. But I still adore Mal to bits and swoon for Mal/Inara. When he incoherently asks her not to take Atherton's offer to be his permanent companion...eeeee.



A few more shippy pics )
dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara kiss her by awakencor)


In-between walking and playing with the baby, Mr. Mousie and I have been having a lovely Firefly marathon - we are up through Safe and continuing (I married a man who loves Firefly, Buffy, Farscape, and Futurama - clearly I picked wisely).

The scene of Simon jumping on the pyre the villagers are about to light under his sister because he cannot stop them and the only thing he can do is die with her, even if he himself would be in no danger otherwise and even if she doesn't even know what he is doing or what is happening, just so she won't be alone - that kills me, kills me, kills me.



It's official, on this rewatch Simon might be my favorite through his sheer selflessness. But I still adore Mal to bits and swoon for Mal/Inara. When he incoherently asks her not to take Atherton's offer to be his permanent companion...eeeee.



A few more shippy pics )
dangermousie: (Firefly: Simon and River by gunneralchem)
Mr. Mousie and I started rewatching Firefly. We watched the Serenity ep tonight. It's funny - I haven't seen the show in two years and some things are still the same: wanting Mal and Inara to make out yesterday, finding Jayne hilarious, and some are so different: I liked Wash before but adore him now, River does not annoy me the way she used to in the beginning the first time. But the biggest change is Simon. I grew to love Simon the first time I watched the show but at first I was indifferent - but now I am madly, protectively in love. In fact, I think he might be my favorite character, even over Mal. He is just such an innocent, so good and so tender with his sister. He is just so - I don't know what it is but I feel almost maternally protective.

It's also fun to watch in retrospect - all the connections that will be made.

Oh, and if I ever had any doubts that his threat of not treating Kaylee and letting her die if Mal wasn't going to help them escape was bluff, they would have been dispelled by his desperate run to the medbay when Mal lied to him Kaylee was dead.

I still love Mal as much as ever - dark, and weary, and trying not to care but caring too much. I love Kaylee - Mal's quasi-little-sister, sunny, and warm, and probably one of the sweetest TV characters ever (I am so glad she and Simon end up together - each is so selfless and warm they deserve someone to love them). I love Inara with her hidden meanings, and edges, and poise (also, yes, am still mad Mal/Inara shipper. The scene where he tells her to escape once the reavers come and she protests that they would be leaving him and he touches her shoulder...so ridiculously hot. Mal and Inara are already trapped in the zone of knowing but not acknowledging both their own feelings and the feelings of the other person - when she threatens to leave the ship if Mal ditches Simon and River, she is not speaking as a passenger to a landlord but as to someone who would be hurt by her leaving).

I love everyone.
dangermousie: (Firefly: Simon and River by gunneralchem)
Mr. Mousie and I started rewatching Firefly. We watched the Serenity ep tonight. It's funny - I haven't seen the show in two years and some things are still the same: wanting Mal and Inara to make out yesterday, finding Jayne hilarious, and some are so different: I liked Wash before but adore him now, River does not annoy me the way she used to in the beginning the first time. But the biggest change is Simon. I grew to love Simon the first time I watched the show but at first I was indifferent - but now I am madly, protectively in love. In fact, I think he might be my favorite character, even over Mal. He is just such an innocent, so good and so tender with his sister. He is just so - I don't know what it is but I feel almost maternally protective.

It's also fun to watch in retrospect - all the connections that will be made.

Oh, and if I ever had any doubts that his threat of not treating Kaylee and letting her die if Mal wasn't going to help them escape was bluff, they would have been dispelled by his desperate run to the medbay when Mal lied to him Kaylee was dead.

I still love Mal as much as ever - dark, and weary, and trying not to care but caring too much. I love Kaylee - Mal's quasi-little-sister, sunny, and warm, and probably one of the sweetest TV characters ever (I am so glad she and Simon end up together - each is so selfless and warm they deserve someone to love them). I love Inara with her hidden meanings, and edges, and poise (also, yes, am still mad Mal/Inara shipper. The scene where he tells her to escape once the reavers come and she protests that they would be leaving him and he touches her shoulder...so ridiculously hot. Mal and Inara are already trapped in the zone of knowing but not acknowledging both their own feelings and the feelings of the other person - when she threatens to leave the ship if Mal ditches Simon and River, she is not speaking as a passenger to a landlord but as to someone who would be hurt by her leaving).

I love everyone.
dangermousie: (Firefly: Simon and River by gunneralchem)
Mr. Mousie and I started rewatching Firefly. We watched the Serenity ep tonight. It's funny - I haven't seen the show in two years and some things are still the same: wanting Mal and Inara to make out yesterday, finding Jayne hilarious, and some are so different: I liked Wash before but adore him now, River does not annoy me the way she used to in the beginning the first time. But the biggest change is Simon. I grew to love Simon the first time I watched the show but at first I was indifferent - but now I am madly, protectively in love. In fact, I think he might be my favorite character, even over Mal. He is just such an innocent, so good and so tender with his sister. He is just so - I don't know what it is but I feel almost maternally protective.

It's also fun to watch in retrospect - all the connections that will be made.

Oh, and if I ever had any doubts that his threat of not treating Kaylee and letting her die if Mal wasn't going to help them escape was bluff, they would have been dispelled by his desperate run to the medbay when Mal lied to him Kaylee was dead.

I still love Mal as much as ever - dark, and weary, and trying not to care but caring too much. I love Kaylee - Mal's quasi-little-sister, sunny, and warm, and probably one of the sweetest TV characters ever (I am so glad she and Simon end up together - each is so selfless and warm they deserve someone to love them). I love Inara with her hidden meanings, and edges, and poise (also, yes, am still mad Mal/Inara shipper. The scene where he tells her to escape once the reavers come and she protests that they would be leaving him and he touches her shoulder...so ridiculously hot. Mal and Inara are already trapped in the zone of knowing but not acknowledging both their own feelings and the feelings of the other person - when she threatens to leave the ship if Mal ditches Simon and River, she is not speaking as a passenger to a landlord but as to someone who would be hurt by her leaving).

I love everyone.
dangermousie: (Firefly: Simon and River by gunneralchem)
Ahahahahaaaa. I was looking for something else but came across this instead.

It's Morena Baccarin (who played Inara) revealing that Inara's secret (which was hinted at during the show) is Cut for a spoiler that never happened )

To be fair, I always thought Mal himself was doomed. Doomed doomed doomed with a capital D. I was pretty sure that if the trilogy did materialize he would have bought it at the end of the last one.

Actually, my little Firefly re-binge made me think of *alas* Dollhouse and how in a way it's an extension of a particular idea in Firefly, even if Dollhouse is mediocre at best and morally repugnant and Firefly was neither. I think the idea of a dollhouse is a sort of extension of River's backstory. Think about it - a creepy corporation which takes people and messes with their minds turning them into whatever necessary. And a man obssessed with getting one of the women out.

EXCEPT. EXCEPT. In Firefly, that sub-story starts when Simon rescues River and they go on the run. The show never asks us to feel bad for people torturing River because *gasp* they might feel lonesome sometimes or occasionally crack a joke. It portrays that organization as soulessly evil and what they did to River unconscionable (not to mention it does not shirk from the fact that the effect of brain-messing damaged her almost irretrievably) -it's not all about the evil corporation, it's about people who escaped from it. Oh, and everything that Simon does for River is not creepy because he is her brother - he is fixated on rescuing her not because she is a fantasy of some sort, a woman he's never met or even seen, and who he is attracted to but because she is someone he grew up with, a sibling. Oh, and also the people in Firefly can be damn heroic and selfless and there isn't a single heroic individual on Dollhouse - they are either brain-washed manequins or evil whoremasters...
dangermousie: (Firefly: Simon and River by gunneralchem)
Ahahahahaaaa. I was looking for something else but came across this instead.

It's Morena Baccarin (who played Inara) revealing that Inara's secret (which was hinted at during the show) is Cut for a spoiler that never happened )

To be fair, I always thought Mal himself was doomed. Doomed doomed doomed with a capital D. I was pretty sure that if the trilogy did materialize he would have bought it at the end of the last one.

Actually, my little Firefly re-binge made me think of *alas* Dollhouse and how in a way it's an extension of a particular idea in Firefly, even if Dollhouse is mediocre at best and morally repugnant and Firefly was neither. I think the idea of a dollhouse is a sort of extension of River's backstory. Think about it - a creepy corporation which takes people and messes with their minds turning them into whatever necessary. And a man obssessed with getting one of the women out.

EXCEPT. EXCEPT. In Firefly, that sub-story starts when Simon rescues River and they go on the run. The show never asks us to feel bad for people torturing River because *gasp* they might feel lonesome sometimes or occasionally crack a joke. It portrays that organization as soulessly evil and what they did to River unconscionable (not to mention it does not shirk from the fact that the effect of brain-messing damaged her almost irretrievably) -it's not all about the evil corporation, it's about people who escaped from it. Oh, and everything that Simon does for River is not creepy because he is her brother - he is fixated on rescuing her not because she is a fantasy of some sort, a woman he's never met or even seen, and who he is attracted to but because she is someone he grew up with, a sibling. Oh, and also the people in Firefly can be damn heroic and selfless and there isn't a single heroic individual on Dollhouse - they are either brain-washed manequins or evil whoremasters...
dangermousie: (Firefly: Simon and River by gunneralchem)
Ahahahahaaaa. I was looking for something else but came across this instead.

It's Morena Baccarin (who played Inara) revealing that Inara's secret (which was hinted at during the show) is Cut for a spoiler that never happened )

To be fair, I always thought Mal himself was doomed. Doomed doomed doomed with a capital D. I was pretty sure that if the trilogy did materialize he would have bought it at the end of the last one.

Actually, my little Firefly re-binge made me think of *alas* Dollhouse and how in a way it's an extension of a particular idea in Firefly, even if Dollhouse is mediocre at best and morally repugnant and Firefly was neither. I think the idea of a dollhouse is a sort of extension of River's backstory. Think about it - a creepy corporation which takes people and messes with their minds turning them into whatever necessary. And a man obssessed with getting one of the women out.

EXCEPT. EXCEPT. In Firefly, that sub-story starts when Simon rescues River and they go on the run. The show never asks us to feel bad for people torturing River because *gasp* they might feel lonesome sometimes or occasionally crack a joke. It portrays that organization as soulessly evil and what they did to River unconscionable (not to mention it does not shirk from the fact that the effect of brain-messing damaged her almost irretrievably) -it's not all about the evil corporation, it's about people who escaped from it. Oh, and everything that Simon does for River is not creepy because he is her brother - he is fixated on rescuing her not because she is a fantasy of some sort, a woman he's never met or even seen, and who he is attracted to but because she is someone he grew up with, a sibling. Oh, and also the people in Firefly can be damn heroic and selfless and there isn't a single heroic individual on Dollhouse - they are either brain-washed manequins or evil whoremasters...
dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara kiss her by awakencor)
Oh God, I knew it.

I knew it.

Watched Serenity last night and now am busy rabidly reading Mal/Inara fic and plan to spend the evening rewatching the show.

Heh. Firefly is like Farscape for me: I can never have just a little bit, I always fall off the ledge.
dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara kiss her by awakencor)
Oh God, I knew it.

I knew it.

Watched Serenity last night and now am busy rabidly reading Mal/Inara fic and plan to spend the evening rewatching the show.

Heh. Firefly is like Farscape for me: I can never have just a little bit, I always fall off the ledge.
dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara kiss her by awakencor)
Oh God, I knew it.

I knew it.

Watched Serenity last night and now am busy rabidly reading Mal/Inara fic and plan to spend the evening rewatching the show.

Heh. Firefly is like Farscape for me: I can never have just a little bit, I always fall off the ledge.
dangermousie: (Firefly: Simon/Kaylee by gunneralchemist)
Mr. Mousie and I had a scifi night tonight. First we (re)watched Serenity for the umpteenth time - God, how I love this movie! The only downside is that watching it makes me so blindingly angry that 15 eps and a movie is all we got and instead we got the patheticness of Dollhouse (Dollhouse renewed, even, when Firefly wasn't. UGH).

Every time I watch it, I also remember going to a midnight screening with a very enthusiastic audience. They reacted throughout but the thing that sticks in my memory the most is the whole theater literally gasping when Simon went down. I remember watching that movie for the first time and thinking Joss was going to kill them all. I know how Wash-lovers felt because at that point I thought if Joss killed Simon, I was going to burn my DVDs. :)

Anyway, the movie is just as awesome as ever, and I must do a rewatch of the show, it's been a couple of years. Interestingly, my favorite characters stayed the same - Mal, then Simon, then Kaylee, then Jayne, then Zoe, then Inara, then Wash, then Book, then River.

Anyhoo, since I posted ton of Mal/Inara stuff every other time I blabbed about Firefly/Serenity (I shipped the two so hard I even wrote fic) this time I bring you a Kaylee/Simon vid instead. The two of them are just such caring unselfish people I am glad they got a happy ending. Or a happy beginning hopefully, which is even better :)



And then we rewatched Galaxy Quest, one of my fave movies as well. Myself and [livejournal.com profile] fire_snake saw it in a theater with a geeky audience when it first came out and everyone (us included) laughed so hard I thought someone was going to rupture something.

ETA: I lied. I can't have a Firefly post without mentioning Mal/Inara. One of few fannish things I love more than a good ship is an 80s pop song. So a ship vid set to an 80s song? Score!

dangermousie: (Firefly: Simon/Kaylee by gunneralchemist)
Mr. Mousie and I had a scifi night tonight. First we (re)watched Serenity for the umpteenth time - God, how I love this movie! The only downside is that watching it makes me so blindingly angry that 15 eps and a movie is all we got and instead we got the patheticness of Dollhouse (Dollhouse renewed, even, when Firefly wasn't. UGH).

Every time I watch it, I also remember going to a midnight screening with a very enthusiastic audience. They reacted throughout but the thing that sticks in my memory the most is the whole theater literally gasping when Simon went down. I remember watching that movie for the first time and thinking Joss was going to kill them all. I know how Wash-lovers felt because at that point I thought if Joss killed Simon, I was going to burn my DVDs. :)

Anyway, the movie is just as awesome as ever, and I must do a rewatch of the show, it's been a couple of years. Interestingly, my favorite characters stayed the same - Mal, then Simon, then Kaylee, then Jayne, then Zoe, then Inara, then Wash, then Book, then River.

Anyhoo, since I posted ton of Mal/Inara stuff every other time I blabbed about Firefly/Serenity (I shipped the two so hard I even wrote fic) this time I bring you a Kaylee/Simon vid instead. The two of them are just such caring unselfish people I am glad they got a happy ending. Or a happy beginning hopefully, which is even better :)



And then we rewatched Galaxy Quest, one of my fave movies as well. Myself and [livejournal.com profile] fire_snake saw it in a theater with a geeky audience when it first came out and everyone (us included) laughed so hard I thought someone was going to rupture something.

ETA: I lied. I can't have a Firefly post without mentioning Mal/Inara. One of few fannish things I love more than a good ship is an 80s pop song. So a ship vid set to an 80s song? Score!

dangermousie: (Firefly: Simon/Kaylee by gunneralchemist)
Mr. Mousie and I had a scifi night tonight. First we (re)watched Serenity for the umpteenth time - God, how I love this movie! The only downside is that watching it makes me so blindingly angry that 15 eps and a movie is all we got and instead we got the patheticness of Dollhouse (Dollhouse renewed, even, when Firefly wasn't. UGH).

Every time I watch it, I also remember going to a midnight screening with a very enthusiastic audience. They reacted throughout but the thing that sticks in my memory the most is the whole theater literally gasping when Simon went down. I remember watching that movie for the first time and thinking Joss was going to kill them all. I know how Wash-lovers felt because at that point I thought if Joss killed Simon, I was going to burn my DVDs. :)

Anyway, the movie is just as awesome as ever, and I must do a rewatch of the show, it's been a couple of years. Interestingly, my favorite characters stayed the same - Mal, then Simon, then Kaylee, then Jayne, then Zoe, then Inara, then Wash, then Book, then River.

Anyhoo, since I posted ton of Mal/Inara stuff every other time I blabbed about Firefly/Serenity (I shipped the two so hard I even wrote fic) this time I bring you a Kaylee/Simon vid instead. The two of them are just such caring unselfish people I am glad they got a happy ending. Or a happy beginning hopefully, which is even better :)



And then we rewatched Galaxy Quest, one of my fave movies as well. Myself and [livejournal.com profile] fire_snake saw it in a theater with a geeky audience when it first came out and everyone (us included) laughed so hard I thought someone was going to rupture something.

ETA: I lied. I can't have a Firefly post without mentioning Mal/Inara. One of few fannish things I love more than a good ship is an 80s pop song. So a ship vid set to an 80s song? Score!

dangermousie: (ISWAK first kiss by pinkfactory)
I. Note to self: Do not read 100% Perfect Girl manhwa while using public transport. You never know when you are going to come across a full-page panel of Jarte (our hero) taking a shower, while you are sitting next to an elderly grandpa. Purely a hypothetical, of course :D

II. Because I am planning a Fushigi Yuugi rewatch, here is a cool (Miaka/Tamahome-centric) vid.

AMV behind the cut )

It's funny, but even after all the anime I've watched since, two of my earliest anime, Trigun and Fushigi Yuugi, remain my number 1 and number 2 favorite animes, respectively. (Ouran High School Host Club snuck in at number 3, though I think a rewatch of Peacemaker might change that).

III. Fangirls. How you amuse me. This said, here are reasons drama fans sometimes creep me the hell out

Reasons drama fans sometimes creep me the hell out )

IV. "What this show doesn't understand is that a male's sexuality is SACRED!! It's a GIFT! A gift from GOD!! Or from the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I forget. Anyway, exploiting it is a sin against nature, and the people who worked on this show should be ASHAMED!!"

These: Links here )

are the best things ever on-line.

Go read them. NOW.

if you have ever seen Firefly or Serenity.

I laughed so hard I felt ill.

Also, I will never be able to call Mal anything but 'Magical Flower' now.

V. So, in addition to starting on Vampire Knight (watched first ep raw since I read the manga), I also watched and loved the first, subbed, ep of Itazura No Kiss (It Started with a Kiss) anime. The story is just as amusing as in the drama, but somehow is less OTT when animated :P

I bring you screencaps! And snark )

I am definitely keeping up with this one.

VI. Powerful Opponents starts next week. And I made a couple of caps from the bit from the drama they showed at the press conf. Yeah, I have no life.

Funniness here )

7. Also, Quiz )
dangermousie: (ISWAK first kiss by pinkfactory)
I. Note to self: Do not read 100% Perfect Girl manhwa while using public transport. You never know when you are going to come across a full-page panel of Jarte (our hero) taking a shower, while you are sitting next to an elderly grandpa. Purely a hypothetical, of course :D

II. Because I am planning a Fushigi Yuugi rewatch, here is a cool (Miaka/Tamahome-centric) vid.

AMV behind the cut )

It's funny, but even after all the anime I've watched since, two of my earliest anime, Trigun and Fushigi Yuugi, remain my number 1 and number 2 favorite animes, respectively. (Ouran High School Host Club snuck in at number 3, though I think a rewatch of Peacemaker might change that).

III. Fangirls. How you amuse me. This said, here are reasons drama fans sometimes creep me the hell out

Reasons drama fans sometimes creep me the hell out )

IV. "What this show doesn't understand is that a male's sexuality is SACRED!! It's a GIFT! A gift from GOD!! Or from the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I forget. Anyway, exploiting it is a sin against nature, and the people who worked on this show should be ASHAMED!!"

These: Links here )

are the best things ever on-line.

Go read them. NOW.

if you have ever seen Firefly or Serenity.

I laughed so hard I felt ill.

Also, I will never be able to call Mal anything but 'Magical Flower' now.

V. So, in addition to starting on Vampire Knight (watched first ep raw since I read the manga), I also watched and loved the first, subbed, ep of Itazura No Kiss (It Started with a Kiss) anime. The story is just as amusing as in the drama, but somehow is less OTT when animated :P

I bring you screencaps! And snark )

I am definitely keeping up with this one.

VI. Powerful Opponents starts next week. And I made a couple of caps from the bit from the drama they showed at the press conf. Yeah, I have no life.

Funniness here )

7. Also, Quiz )
dangermousie: (ISWAK first kiss by pinkfactory)
I. Note to self: Do not read 100% Perfect Girl manhwa while using public transport. You never know when you are going to come across a full-page panel of Jarte (our hero) taking a shower, while you are sitting next to an elderly grandpa. Purely a hypothetical, of course :D

II. Because I am planning a Fushigi Yuugi rewatch, here is a cool (Miaka/Tamahome-centric) vid.

AMV behind the cut )

It's funny, but even after all the anime I've watched since, two of my earliest anime, Trigun and Fushigi Yuugi, remain my number 1 and number 2 favorite animes, respectively. (Ouran High School Host Club snuck in at number 3, though I think a rewatch of Peacemaker might change that).

III. Fangirls. How you amuse me. This said, here are reasons drama fans sometimes creep me the hell out

Reasons drama fans sometimes creep me the hell out )

IV. "What this show doesn't understand is that a male's sexuality is SACRED!! It's a GIFT! A gift from GOD!! Or from the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I forget. Anyway, exploiting it is a sin against nature, and the people who worked on this show should be ASHAMED!!"

These: Links here )

are the best things ever on-line.

Go read them. NOW.

if you have ever seen Firefly or Serenity.

I laughed so hard I felt ill.

Also, I will never be able to call Mal anything but 'Magical Flower' now.

V. So, in addition to starting on Vampire Knight (watched first ep raw since I read the manga), I also watched and loved the first, subbed, ep of Itazura No Kiss (It Started with a Kiss) anime. The story is just as amusing as in the drama, but somehow is less OTT when animated :P

I bring you screencaps! And snark )

I am definitely keeping up with this one.

VI. Powerful Opponents starts next week. And I made a couple of caps from the bit from the drama they showed at the press conf. Yeah, I have no life.

Funniness here )

7. Also, Quiz )
dangermousie: (Farscape: JA posed by icequeen3101)
I talk so much about drama OTPs but here is a list of my Top 10 American/British tv OTPs. No order, except that John/Aeryn ARE my number 1.

Read more... )

Well, the women are strong, and the men idealistic, and there is angst, but that is about all they have in common :P
dangermousie: (Farscape: JA posed by icequeen3101)
I talk so much about drama OTPs but here is a list of my Top 10 American/British tv OTPs. No order, except that John/Aeryn ARE my number 1.

Read more... )

Well, the women are strong, and the men idealistic, and there is angst, but that is about all they have in common :P

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