My Little Serenity

Had to share, but I honestly have no words for this:

Happy Memorial Day!

Three day weekends are a bittersweet thing. On the one hand they are a lovely blessing in their escape from the drudgery of work and/or school, but they also seem to pass by far too quickly.

This current one is no exception for me, but I have been spending it quite well by converting another dear soul to the wonders of Firefly. I’ve actually been watching whilst reading the shooting scripts and it’s been an interesting and informative viewing all around. It’s been a good way to spend my last bit of free time before the summer semester starts next Monday.

Today should round out the last of the episodes and if we haven’t become permanently adhered to the sofas we might watch Serenity, too.

Good and Bad

It’s snowing outside. I’m terribly displeased about this and want Spring to get itself here already.

But my spirits picked up dramatically during my morning skim through of the blogs I follow: The Lord of the Rings extended edition is officially available for pre-order. No date yet on when exactly it will be released, but I was definitely losing hope that there would be an announcement of this release before The Hobbit films were finished. And while placing my order with Amazon, I also happened across the Star Wars movies on Blu-ray.

And then I kept scrolling through Google Reader and came across this whole debacle going on regarding Firefly. I basically said my peace over at Whedonesque: the entire thing is getting wildly out of hand. I mean it started with essentially an off-the-cuff comment by Nathan Fillion in an interview a few weeks back. This spawned a ridiculous fan campaign to gather up money and help Nathan acquire the rights, which (a.) was not endorsed by Nathan himself more than once and (b.) is probably futile since FOX is unlikely to sell the rights in the first place. Let’s face it, I’d be overjoyed to hear that Firefly was coming back — I begged and pleaded with people to watch the show when it was on, I literally forced the DVDs on practically everyone I knew, and after nearly a year of actively promoting it was there opening day to see Serenity. However, Firefly without Joss is completely pointless to me and giving your money away to some faceless entity is plain stupid. It wreaks of a scam and I’m honestly concerned what it will do for the future of the franchise and the fandom.

EDIT: Thanks to Maurissa Tancharoen, HNBF is closing. I’m relieved.