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Serenity comin' at ya!

The Trials and Tribulations of Christina Hendricks

Once upon a time, there was an Irish barmaid named Christina Hendricks.



She encountered a lusty vampire by the name of Angelus, who offered her immortality in exchange for a kiss (and some grapes). One kiss (and some grapes), for immortality? A fair trade, she thought!

Only when she heard Angelus speak further did she realize her terrible mistake. Would he terrorize her with that atrocious accent for all eternity? No, no, she would not stand for it! She disappeared, boarding a ship for the colonies, desperate to leave Ireland, for, sadly, Angelus had ruined the Irish accent for her entirely.

Time passed, and she resurfaced in the 1960s as an office manager named Joan Holloway.



She had much experience dealing with the advances of men from her time as a barmaid, but nothing had prepared her for the level of sexist douchebaggery—a phrase she privately coined herself, although it would not come into vogue for several decades—at Sterling Cooper. Men leered at her and treated her with disrespect, simply because she was a woman! Yes, the accents were fine, and there was no trace of Angelus—although that new upstart account executive reminded her of him for some reason—but it did not seem like she had made much progress in two centuries. Men were men, it seemed, wherever and whenever she was.

Time passed. She became Nicolette, Olivia, Blanche. She always endured. Then, the Earth got used up, and she turned to a life of crime, taking the name of Saffron. Or Yolanda. Or Bridget. Or...whatever.



At this point she was simply fed up with everyone and just started shooting people.
Kristen wants me

Farewell My Comic-Concubine

It was a harrowing weekend, to be sure. If you are up for it, hear my tale. Spend several thousand words for me. In fact, some of those thousands of words will be in the form of pictures. Yes, although I did not dress Blinky up, he got taken out somewhere fun. Feel free to skip the sections that don't interest you.

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Thus ends our harrowing tale. I did have a good time at Comic-Con, mostly, though I agree with April that anyone who went to Austin doesn't need to be that envious of people who went to Comic-Con. The scheduling allowed almost no time to just hang with friends, and the size made it almost impossible to meet people. Never mind the inability to talk with the VIPs. Oh, Comic-Con. Next time, just invite the cast and Rob over to my place, and we'll have a party. You guys are all invited.
Kristen wants me

AND THEY HAVE A PLAN

Am I cooler than the Cylons?

Next Friday after work, I will BART down to the Oakland aiport and fly to L.A., where I will spend some quality time with dahliam, my dearest friend in the entire world named Dahlia.

Saturday morning, we will head down to San Diego. aprilbegins, do you have wheels? I haven't had a chance to ask if you can join us.

So I took a look at the Saturday schedule for Comic-Con and came to the conclusion that it was definitely in my best interest to join cadhla and her posse on Have a Seat Island. Basically, if you want to find me on Saturday, look for me in Room 20, inching closer and closer to the front. But, seriously, guys, I want to know what everyone's plans are so I can make sure to meet the people what need meeting! There are hugs to be delivered, dammit!

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That is pretty much the plan as I know it. I would really like to fill it more with you people. You guys make it all worth it.
Dinosaur betrayal

Holy Shit! River Is Made of Chocolate!

That was nifty.

Joss made a movie. Not a two-hour episode, but a bona fide film with enough exposition to allow those unfamiliar with the 'verse to follow. It was exciting, action-packed, heart-stopping, funny...everything you'd expect. I honestly don't think I can say anything that will affect whether or not you will go see this movie, so I will get right down to the discussion.

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