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Lego Galactica

Monday, February 16th, 2009

I really need a Lego category for these things… Here’s a Lego Galactica Clusterfrak from io9.

Now reigning in Hell (or serving in Heaven)

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Rest in peace, Ricardo Montalbán.

The Charge: RPS

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

From the our-pron-is-erotica files: a British slash writer is up on obscenity charges for “a kind of splatter-core horror-porn tribute to a British girl band who can’t sing in tune without digital processing.” Hide your Twincest, fellas…

Season 7 Firefly

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

I almost started reading Pavane, a well-known alternate history novel, today. Instead, I stumbled across this review of the season 7 Firefly premiere, filled with all the character-assassinating, plot-twisting, Joss-moonlighting, don’t-turn-into-a-snake-it-never-helps pain that never was. Or as a commenter put it,

So, even in your fantasy, Joss fails you for several seasons of Firefly? You are way too cynical!

Stargate: Voyager

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

I wrote a Stargate/Voyager crossover once, but GateWorld has news of a much bigger project: Stargate Universe.

Can’t Stop the Flashity

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I’ve added two new (or at least newly revived, betaed and uploaded) episode additions to the Firefly page. Whupping and Catalyzer leave only four episodes and the movie to go.

The Ballad of Saffron

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

She Said Her Name Was Saffron, a filk by Marc Gunn, is briefly free at The FuMP.

Free Firefly Comic

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

You can find Serenity: The Other Half on Dark Horse Comics’ MySpace page. The browncoats at FireflyFans.net recommend that you read page 5 very carefully.

Python Trek

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

At first I thought this was some kind of programming joke, but it’s even funnier than that: Python Trek.

Riverisms

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

I’m not at all convinced that River’s more unusual speech patterns are a likely consequence of her illness. She seems to be channelling Spock as often as she’s spouting nursery rhymes; for example, in her reaction to Simon’s birthday (105 “Out of Gas”):

“Day” is a vestigial mode of time measurement based on solar cycles. It’s not applicable.

I didn’t get you anything.

Nevertheless it works for her, and I was particularly struck by the poetry of her apple bits speech. So here’s the whole scene (109 “War Stories”):

INT. SERENITY - SIMON’S ROOM - CONTINUOUS

The door slides open and Simon enters, seeing River sitting on a bunk.

SIMON
Whoa! [Mei-mei… - “little sister”…]

SIMON covers a shivering RIVER with a blanket.

SIMON
How you doing?

RIVER
I threw up.

SIMON
I’m sorry. It’s a side effect. We
just have to find the right treatment
for you. How do you feel now?

RIVER
Going… Going back like… apple bits,
coming back up. Chaos.

SIMON
But you felt okay this morning?

RIVER
Played with Kaylee.
(smiles)
Sun came out, and I walked on my feet
and heard with my ears. I ate the bits,
the bits stayed down, and I work. I
function like I’m a girl.
(upset)
I hate it because I know it’ll go away.
The sun goes dark and chaos has come
again. Bits. Fluids. What am I?!

SIMON
(hugs her)
You are my beautiful sister.

RIVER
(sniffling)
I threw up on your bed.

SIMON
(fuckity)
Yep. Definitely my sister.

The Urban Dictionary does not really clarify “fuckity” as a stage direction…