Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!

And how was your Halloween?

Mine was sweet!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


This is one of the things I don't miss about living on the Mainland:

This week, the daily HIGH temperature where my Dad is (upstate NY) is LOWER than the nightly LOW temperature where I am.

Let me phrase that differently (just for grins and giggles).

The LOW temperature I experience each night is still HIGHER than the daily HIGH temperature my Poor Ole' Poppy gets to experience.

Yes, I love living in Paradise :)

Monday, October 17, 2005

Can't Stop the Signal

It's probably a minor miracle that nobody at work has {yet} throttled me in exasperation over my enthusiasm about Serenity. Everyone knows how much I love this movie as well as Firefly, the TV show that it's based on. Everyone knows I saw the movie three times opening day and twice since then and that it's now at the dollar theatre -- hmm, what nites this week shall I go?....

But instead of a throttling, I got a positive review from a co-worker today! She said that she saw the movie and really liked it -- and didn't feel lost at all, despite never having seen the TV show. Yeah!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Worth the Wait?

Oh, Yes! A thousand times - YES!

Not only have my Muses fled, but I'm finding it difficult to keep two thoughts together in my head long enough to string them into a coherent sentence. So, instead of trying to provide my own review (although I might try it later), I'm going to point you to some other folks' reviews that I agree with whole-heartedly.

I've seen Serenity four times so far, but will probably add on a couple viewings by the end of the week...

Orson Scott Card
"All I heard was, "It's great, you'll love it."
Well, guess what.
It's great.
I'm not going to say it's the best science fiction movie, ever.
Oh, wait. Yes I am.
And I'll tell you this right now: If Ender's Game can't be this kind of movie, and this good a movie, then I want it never to be made."

Serenity Cheat Sheet
"The setting, the music, the unique cinematography, the little details (i.e. having no sound in space) and of course, the endlessly quotable dialogue, make the world of Firefly one worth visiting..."

VideoSewer Review
"It’s how sci-fi adventures should be done...Serenity works so well because the archetypical characters and situations are sketched with a loving hand..."

Video Teaser
This shows the first 9 minutes of the film. What happens just after this clip ends is classic Firefly:

"Did the primary buffer panel just fall off my gorram ship for no apparent reason?"

"Looks like...this landing is going to get pretty interesting"

"Define 'interesting'."

"'Oh, God, oh, God, we're all gonna die'?"

MAL (over loudspeaker)
"This is the Captain. There's a little problem with our entry sequence. We may experience slight turbulence and then explode."

"We're gonna explode? I don't wanna explode"

"How many weapons you plan on bringing? You only got the two arms."

"I just get excitable as to choice -- like to have my options open."

"I don't plan on any shooting taking place during this job."

"Well, what you plan and what takes place ain't exactly been similar."


"Are we crashing again?

"Talk to your husband."

And we're off on one hell of a wild ride...

Hope you enjoy...