I Blame the Dutch (mpoetess) wrote,
I Blame the Dutch

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Subdued E-e-e-e. I'd have called last night, or rather this morning at 1 a.m. to post that from the car on the way home, but I was too busy shivering and deciding if gakking again would be a good thing or not. My e-e-e-e-e would probably have been stronger if I hadn't spent most of the movie shivering uncontrollably, and from [spoiler]touchdown on Miranda<[/spoiler] to [spoiler]the middle of the Reaver shootout, shortly before Zoe gets wounded<[/spoiler], and about ten minutes post-movie, doing the thing that made the word "again" necessary. So basically, when I say, "maeyan, take the popcorn away from me; it is making me ill," I apparently mean, "No, really. I only think I'm joking." (I strongly suspect I was already coming down with something, and the [whole 2/3 of a small] popcorn, or probably the oil thereupon, only exacerbated it.) I'm feeling miraculously better today, aside from a lingering headache, though, so possibly it actually was just a food reaction.

People who have seen the film before (as I have, which is why I'm not particularly upset to have missed some of it) will note that the timeframe means I missed seeing the audience's reaction to [spoiler]the Big Unexpected Death which I'm being cagey about even in spoiler text because it's something I really wouldn't want to spoil anyone about<[/spoiler], which I did regret.

But still, e-e-e-e. Ron Glass was at the Indy showing, which was completely unexpected, because a) dinky theatre, b) no table visible down front as there was in Chicago, and apparently (though I missed this until she apologized for it afterwards) the Universal rep there actually straight out lied in order not to spoil the surprise, and said none of the cast was there. He did not sign autographs, for which I was extremely grateful because I wanted out, see aforementioned popcorn reasoning, but he did spend a long time talking with us and answering questions after the movie. I got to tease him, which was fun: he was asked about what projects he's working on currently, and he said that actually the one that's most on his mind is a speech, which he volunteered to write for someone...sometime last year.. and then he thought that eh, he'd wait until after the holidays... or maybe after March... So I called out (as people were doing; it wasn't an interruption) "Yup, you're a UE student, all right." Of course, that was completely overshadowed in funniness by the fact that the next person to speak said, "Mr. Glass, I have a closer connection to your education than you might be expecting. My parents graduated with you; they're X and Y, and my dad was in Z play with you, and they told me many, many stories about you..." And Ron's mouth was absolutely hanging open, so I assume that he did in fact remember them. When the guy got to the 'stories' part, Ron held up his finger to his lips and made fake-panicked 'Shhh' motions.

The smallness of the theatre compared to Chicago was made up for by the fact that this time, we had a rabble-rouser an Organizer, who volunteered himself to do things in the hour or so before the movie like get people to introduce themselves by their board names (since I am an utter FF board lurker, I did not avail myself), shout out their favorite scenes, and sing. (We were led enthusiastically if not perfectly in both the Hero of Canton, and the Ballad of Serenity, by someone else, but Our Leader was the person who asked for volunteers in the first place. We also sang Happy Birthday to Joss, and signed a big-ass birthday card poster for him outside the auditorium.)

I find myself still pretty devoid of meta about the movie itself; maybe that'll change when it actually premieres, which I hope I'll get to see with some of the Usual Suspects. Not that watching it with maeyan isn't interesting; she brings the Very Casual Viewer perspective to it, while still being an SF geek so talking about it doesn't involve trying to speak Normal Person.
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