February 2, 2011

To his friend...

27 comments:

  1. Which is more upsetting here? A) The most unreal part of the whole show was that two people were in love on an interstellar cargo ship full of space pirates. B) Apparently, he has real-world experience with someone he paid for sexual relations not falling in love with him.

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  2. And when you walked away she said, "SHE WOULD ONLY LOVE MEEEEEE!!!!"

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  3. What fuck stick this guy.

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  4. I thought the unbelievable part is the space zombie/orcs were still mentally capable enough to pilot spaceships so damned effectively.

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  5. I loved Mal, and I'm a straight guy.

    OK, not as much as I loved Kaylee, but still.

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  6. This one actually makes me feel nerd rage. Why do people spout this crap?

    @Pro- Exactly.

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  7. It's because this guy is clearly just like Mal, and no one has ever loved him.
    @Doctor Tarr- everybody loves Kaylee. <3

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  8. darkwhitewolf2/02/2011 3:45 PM

    I mean, I mean what? This is just absolutely not something that anyone except maybe Joss Whedon and Morena Baccarin could possibly know "for a fact."

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  9. @Pro- The Reavers didn't have any kind of cognitive disability. They were under the effect of a chemical that simply made them extremely aggressive, with no apparent adverse effect on their intelligence.

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  10. I love the folks that come in your store that miss the forest for the trees. Character relationships in a goddamned sci-fi series being unrealistic just blows my mind.

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  11. I wonder if this guy knows about Captain Kirk.

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  12. I don't get it. I guess you win.

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  13. And honestly... who doesn't love the Fillion?

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  14. Ha! I thought it was kinda funny.

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  15. Anonymous @ 1109am on 2/2... I concur.

    Guy obviously has some issues to be thinking so deeply about whether a prostitute could fall in love with a space cowboy...

    That being said, who wouldn't love Cap'n Tightpants? He's like the Han Solo of the naughties.

    On that thought, I seem to recall that the penultimate scruffy looking nerfherder fell in love with, and married a princess... & you think a captain & a pro is far fetched!! (for the record, the scruffy looking nerfherder and cap'n tightpants are my fwo favourite scoundrels... but I'm neither a princess, nor a pro)

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  16. more cowbell!

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  17. @Anon 4:50

    They were psychotically angry. Angry enough to rape/mutilate/eat people without a second thought or even a reason. Yet they operated complex space faring vehicles like that. I can't even work a calculator when I'm mad and I've never been cannibal rapist mad.

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  18. Reality can seem unrealistic too. Take the show "Firefly" itself, for instance. I never would have believed a poor man's "Blake's 7" could become a massive cultural phenomenon, but here we are.

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  19. I thought the most unrealistic part was that the zombieorcs didn't just kill each other on those ships. I don't have a problem with them piloting them well enough to find fresh victims ... also, SERENITY is awesome.

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  20. This guy makes me angry. And besides, Mal and Inara were never actually shown to be IN love with each other. It was hinted at, but that was about it. And then the gorram show got cancelled.

    The end. :(

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  21. @Lee: or that "Two and a Half Men" is still on when Firefly is not. :-(

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  22. "a poor man's Blake's 7"? Lets compare budget an technology and we'll see who's "poor." Though I think the writing on both shows is comparable, and I like the characters on Blake's 7 much better. Mal Reynolds is cool, but no one can top Ker Avon for anti-hero cred.

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  23. Rock N Roll Martian2/20/2011 5:37 PM

    "Inara in love with Mal? That sounds like something out of science fiction..."

    "We live in a spaceship, dear."

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  24. @Rock 'n' Roll Martian

    I think that (original) quote is pretty stupid. By the time spaceships are commonplace, they won't be associated with science fiction anymore. "Sounds like science fiction, eh? We're communicating across a global network of thinking machines." See how lame that is?

    I just had to rant about that.

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  25. There are several SciFi booksthat contain Lovestories in their own way and practice, not pirates tho' but the closest thing i think at the moment is Zimmer Bradley's "endless universe" and about the reavers or "zombie/orc/cannibal/rapist/mad" i know of some places alltrough the world where people live like that.
    What drives them into the "zombie/orc/cannibal/rapist/mad" is a different chemical and several other reasons for them to do such barbarian acts but, they do exist in real life.
    And they are fully capable of mixing into society and drive cars, trucks, planes, choppers... efficiently enough to evade police sometimes.
    Humanity has always had this ´clans´. Some are artists, and some are savages...
    Here's a free sample:
    http://www.denunciando.com/zona-gore-rotten-203/410843-descuartizando-vivo-un-narco-video-bien-fuerte-y-recomendable-video.html

    IT IS HIGLY VISUAL... JUST FOR PEOPLE OVER 30 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
    (I'm over 30 and closed it at the 10th second.
    Don't feel bad for doing the same.)

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  26. BTW:
    I just got the Serenity DVD for 50 pesos!
    that's less than 4 USD.

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  27. In real life Inara doesn't exist, you know. No one like her can actually exist in this world, because she's a product of pressures and expectations from a society fundamentally different from ours in several key aspects. The most unrealistic part of the show I think is how you can have an industry like the companions and still somehow hold on to our society's prejudices about promiscuous women and sex workers.

    Also in real life sometimes people fall in love for crazy reasons, even with people they should logically not have any reason to develop feelings for.

    Also also, Mal is a fucking great catch, a great man and an amazing human being and anyone should be so lucky as to have him hold you in any positive regard so shut your hate hole.

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