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They let me back into the country. Yes, I was surprised as well.
1. Saw Serenity with wolfling. Enjoyed it as much as the first time, and significantly more than the second time, though to be fair to the second time, that one involved missing [OMG SPOILER] and everyone's reaction to it due to my own bad reaction to the popcorn oil.

2. It's not the best thing since sliced bread. What it is, is a Big Screen continuation of Firefly for the fans (albeit with some continuity issues, as is its creator's wont), and a decent SF movie for the nonfannish (or at least non-FF fannish). Like, say, Ebert and Roeper, whose reviews were positive, though couched in "If you like this sort of thing (space opera), you'll like this" tones.

3. So if you saw Serenity and found a million plotholes and are disappointed and want to post about that, don't feel guilty or stifled on my account; I speak not for all the squee-ers, but for myself, I totally understand the urge to pick it apart. I've been doing it on various fronts for months, see above re: continuity issues, among other quibbles and moments of WTF -- but the squee happens to win in my own personal tally.

4. And if you have no intention of seeing Serenity and don't get the buzz/hype, I feel for you too. This is me and... most of HP fandom. I read the books in my own sweet time, watch the films whenever, and blink in mild bemusement at the fannish aspect of it, because it's just not something that draws me that way, or builds up that much enthusiasm in me. Ditto LotR. Ditto the last 3 Star Wars movies, only one of which I've seen.

5. OTOH, if you haven't seen Serenity and don't intend to because you hate its very existence due to your Joss Whedon dislike, and are chortling over its supposedly disappointing box office figures? It's #2 across the board for its opening week, behind a mainstream thriller starring Jodie Foster that's playing on more screens. It's #1 among premiering films. It, unlike the #1 premiering film of the same week last year, is playing to an audience who had to pay $2.80 a gallon on average for the gas to get to the theater*. Your chortles are misplaced, to say the least.

[*This is not a bitch about US gas prices; I know they're worse in other countries. What's being referred to here is the change, which affects both directly and indirectly how much money people have to spend on luxury items like movie tickets compared to this time last year.]

6. Ontario is very much like Indiana, except colder sooner, and it contains wolflings and Timbits.

7. I may in fact now own Season One of the new Battlestar Galactica. (And S4 of 6 Feet Under.)

8. I have a cold.

9. maeyan made 1000 at least 10 paper cranes while I was gone. They're currently hanging across the lintel where the Christmas cards usually go. And they're looking at me.

10. I have an Angel t-shirt! And a suede vest, and a tie-dye Winnie-ther-Pooh t-shirt, and a lacy sweatery thing. And the cats have a BOX omgwtfMOMnewtoynewtoynewtoy! All from zortified. *smooch*

snoopypez

2005-10-04 09:37 am (UTC) (Link)

5. OTOH, if you haven't seen Serenity and don't intend to because you hate its very existence due to your Joss Whedon dislike, and are chortling over its supposedly disappointing box office figures? It's #2 across the board for its opening week, behind a mainstream thriller starring Jodie Foster that's playing on more screens. It's #1 among premiering films. It, unlike the #1 premiering film of the same week last year, is playing to an audience who had to pay $2.80 a gallon on average for the gas to get to the theater*. Your chortling is misplaced, to say the least.

Tehee. You put it in perspective. :D

..I really didn't need to copy and paste that whole thing.

vampirefever

2005-10-04 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Are people really rooting for 'Serenity' to fail?
I'm so glad I avoid those sort of boards/journals. I can't stand people who want the world to revolve around themselves and their own little take on the universe - they're so sad.

*hugs you*

*bounces off because she's going to see 'Serenity' in 48 hours and is way too excited to sit down*

wesleysgirl

2005-10-04 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)

*Smooch* I'm glad that you're home safely!

janedavitt

2005-10-04 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Timbits! Have you tried the new lemon ones? Yummy.

minim_calibre

2005-10-04 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

OMG! Lemon Timbits??!?

::cries::

Between fuel prices and the baby, I haven't made it up there this year. Want Timbits!

(Hmm. If my parents go up again anytime soon, perhaps I shall make them bring me Timbits!)

janedavitt

2005-10-04 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

They're very nice; tangy and with tiny bits of zest in them and a light glaze.

In fact :;edges away from the keyboard:: there are some in the kitchen right now.... ::disappears::

lianneb

2005-10-04 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

And the new Tim donut: glazed pumpkin spice. The perfect donut of the month for October. Yummy.

mpoetess

2005-10-04 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

I didn't try the pumpkin spice. :( I should've.

They did make a really good BLT sandwich, though.

janedavitt

2005-10-04 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

My mum had one today and said it was yummy :-)

swmbo

2005-10-04 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

WELCOME HOME!!

And yes. If you ove the series, it's satisfying. If you don't know the series but love the genre, I think it's entertaining. It's far from perfect. It is, however, much, much better than sliced bread because sliced bread sucks. Homemade bread, fresh out of the oven, on the other hand...

Mmmm, hungry now.

Welcome home! I can't believe they let you back in!

ladycat777

2005-10-04 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay for letting you back in!

I'm still just boggled by the hate. But Sue had a point about internets and people so I am going to shake my head and go watch firefly instead of showering for shule. Yis.

justhuman

2005-10-04 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Welcome home :-)

entrenous88

2005-10-04 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Welcome back!

*calls border patrol immediately*

minim_calibre

2005-10-04 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

::pounce::

Welcome home!

chicken_cem

2005-10-04 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

The few people who have their hate on for Serenity are starting to sound like broken records -- and one of them is a bit duplicitous. She logged into Whedonesque.org (the new chat portion, not to be confused with Whedonesque.com) under a different userid than she has on the Universal boards, but it's the same person, with the same exact tired old rant, but pretending to be someone new, as if to make it seem like there are more haters than there really are.

P.S. - Welcome home! Of course they let you back in. :-)

flaming_muse

2005-10-04 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay! You're back! I'm glad you had a good time, and I hope you get over your cold quickly. :)

zortified

2005-10-04 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm glad I could entertain the cats....

minitrog

2005-10-04 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

I was just so jazzed to see more of it that I couldn't define if it was better, worse or a palid copy of the show. I probably won't decide until I've seen it 5 more times, so I guess it's a total success with me anyway.

Of course the thing was entirely aimed at me. It's SF, it's easy and the trousers are tight. Big Guns, Gags and Spaceships. It's mothers (mudders?) milk to me, and I was in fact sucking my thumb for the entire last half of the movie. *g*

I can't get remotely analytical with something that makes me squee this hard. Brain go boom. However, I have stumbled across some of the hate, most of which seems to be fans who are bored with fans acting fannish! WTF? I must say it just makes me a bit smug really - "I'm terribly sorry your fandom doesn't have a Big Shiny Movie - now fuck off!"

Glad you had top hols hon - mine are over tomorrow, barring the 11 hour flight - Aaaagh!

winterlive

2005-10-04 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

I got wolfshark Timbits this weekend. They were yummy. Mmm.

mpoetess

2005-10-08 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mine were too! I think I shared at least... one... with wolfling. ;-)