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2020-04-16 11:24:17 PM  
6 votes:

fusillade762: speared by a Reaver Harpoon and bleeding out, flashback

I thought he pretty much died instantly.


Define "instantly"

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2020-04-17 8:12:50 AM  
5 votes:

kryptoknightmare: I know Firefly is like the internet's sacred cow but I tried to watch it a few times and it just wasn't for me. It was fine and all, but I kept finding myself talking back to the screen saying the same thing over and over:

Three space frontiersman ride up to the crew on horseback wearing cowboy hats and holding laser guns made of wood. One of them says: "Y'all best be awares that we don't take kindly to strangers 'round these parts."

Me: "It's like a western in space, I GET IT".

Then they plan and execute a train robbery...in space!

Me: "Western. I GET IT!"

Then they have a square dance in a wooden barn where everyone is dressed like Little House on the Prarie.

Me: "I ASSURE YOU I GET IT!"

And on and on. But I might be wrong, that was a really long time ago that I watched it. Should probably try again.



The whole point of the series, which you apparently *DIDN'T* get, is that the future isn't going to be like Star Trek where everybody has all of the new technology and benefits of society, but there is going to be a significant dichotomy in society just like there is today and has been throughout all of history.

The Western theme isn't an end unto itself, but a way to put that idea into a known context for the viewer.

Also, I'd like to point out that the "laser guns made out of wood" were actual "gun" guns.  You do get to see a few laser guns (and other high tech guns) in the series, but mostly people are armed with "old tech" because guns at that point are an old, reliable technology.  Hell, technically, guns are a 700 year old technology now.  A gunsmith from a couple centuries ago might marvel at the capabilities of a modern gun, but they'd be able to easily grasp their principles of operation.

Oh, and the laser guns shown don't have a scrap of wood on them.

Same thing when you see stuff like horses.  If you're on a back-assward moon on the "Rim" (ie., the outer reaches of the system) you probably don't have the cash to buy spare parts or to by a new agricultural vehicle.  Horses, on the other hand, are self-reproducing, and as long as you keep them fed and watered, they keep working.   Something like a Tesla TractorX needs technology to keep it working.  Something that's in short supply on some worlds in that universe.
 
2020-04-17 2:27:18 AM  
5 votes:
"Ouch"
 
2020-04-17 9:49:17 AM  
3 votes:

kryptoknightmare: dittybopper: kryptoknightmare: dittybopper: kryptoknightmare: I assure you I got it.

Then what are you whining about?

Also, you clearly didn't watch that closely, based on your "laser guns made out of wood" comment.

You seem pleasant

Generally, I am.

I usually suffer fools in silence, and with politeness, in person.  Online?  Not so much.

Having said that, if you've taken offense, I apologize.  However, I must point this out:

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/You did come here for an argument, didn't you?
//I can do abuse, too, but I'm not licensed for "hitting on the head" lessons.

Is this satire? Are you a parody? Because that's the only way this isn't the most pathetic thing I've ever seen


He'll argue with an empty room, just leave him be.

Also the last thing Wash was thinking of was

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"I hit that."
 
2020-04-17 11:10:57 AM  
2 votes:

Iworkformsn: You need to loosen your fedora.


Why would I wear one of those?  It would obscure my Mohawk.
 
2020-04-17 10:53:12 AM  
2 votes:

dittybopper: kryptoknightmare: dittybopper: kryptoknightmare: I assure you I got it.

Then what are you whining about?

Also, you clearly didn't watch that closely, based on your "laser guns made out of wood" comment.

You seem pleasant

Generally, I am.

I usually suffer fools in silence, and with politeness, in person.  Online?  Not so much.

Having said that, if you've taken offense, I apologize.  However, I must point this out:

[66.media.tumblr.com image 245x184]

/You did come here for an argument, didn't you?
//I can do abuse, too, but I'm not licensed for "hitting on the head" lessons.


You need to loosen your fedora.
 
2020-04-17 8:44:11 AM  
2 votes:

kryptoknightmare: I know Firefly is like the internet's sacred cow but I tried to watch it a few times and it just wasn't for me. It was fine and all, but I kept finding myself talking back to the screen saying the same thing over and over:

Three space frontiersman ride up to the crew on horseback wearing cowboy hats and holding laser guns made of wood. One of them says: "Y'all best be awares that we don't take kindly to strangers 'round these parts."

Me: "It's like a western in space, I GET IT".

Then they plan and execute a train robbery...in space!

Me: "Western. I GET IT!"

Then they have a square dance in a wooden barn where everyone is dressed like Little House on the Prarie.

Me: "I ASSURE YOU I GET IT!"

And on and on. But I might be wrong, that was a really long time ago that I watched it. Should probably try again.


It was a product of its time. I tried to rewatch Firefly and Veronica Mars. Both were quality content compared to what was on TV during their original runs. Neither ages well. TV has evolved and the content volume and quality is at an all-time high. It's hard to compare when times have changed.
 
2020-04-17 8:31:57 AM  
2 votes:

kryptoknightmare: I assure you I got it.


Then what are you whining about?

Also, you clearly didn't watch that closely, based on your "laser guns made out of wood" comment.
 
2020-04-17 7:40:31 AM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: speared by a Reaver Harpoon and bleeding out, flashback

I thought he pretty much died instantly.


Your brain lives on for a significant amount of time.  This was noted about people executed by guillotine.

The only way to die instantly is for your brain to be destroyed.
 
2020-04-17 7:40:23 AM  
2 votes:
I know Firefly is like the internet's sacred cow but I tried to watch it a few times and it just wasn't for me. It was fine and all, but I kept finding myself talking back to the screen saying the same thing over and over:

Three space frontiersman ride up to the crew on horseback wearing cowboy hats and holding laser guns made of wood. One of them says: "Y'all best be awares that we don't take kindly to strangers 'round these parts."

Me: "It's like a western in space, I GET IT".

Then they plan and execute a train robbery...in space!

Me: "Western. I GET IT!"

Then they have a square dance in a wooden barn where everyone is dressed like Little House on the Prarie.

Me: "I ASSURE YOU I GET IT!"

And on and on. But I might be wrong, that was a really long time ago that I watched it. Should probably try again.
 
2020-04-16 10:14:01 PM  
2 votes:
speared by a Reaver Harpoon and bleeding out, flashback

I thought he pretty much died instantly.
 
2020-04-17 1:44:01 PM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: fusillade762: speared by a Reaver Harpoon and bleeding out, flashback

I thought he pretty much died instantly.

Your brain lives on for a significant amount of time.  This was noted about people executed by guillotine.

The only way to die instantly is for your brain to be destroyed.


There was an entire issue of Miracleman that was a flashback from a decapitated head's final moments.
 
2020-04-17 10:51:17 AM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: kryptoknightmare: I know Firefly is like the internet's sacred cow but I tried to watch it a few times and it just wasn't for me. It was fine and all, but I kept finding myself talking back to the screen saying the same thing over and over:

Three space frontiersman ride up to the crew on horseback wearing cowboy hats and holding laser guns made of wood. One of them says: "Y'all best be awares that we don't take kindly to strangers 'round these parts."

Me: "It's like a western in space, I GET IT".

Then they plan and execute a train robbery...in space!

Me: "Western. I GET IT!"

Then they have a square dance in a wooden barn where everyone is dressed like Little House on the Prarie.

Me: "I ASSURE YOU I GET IT!"

And on and on. But I might be wrong, that was a really long time ago that I watched it. Should probably try again.


The whole point of the series, which you apparently *DIDN'T* get, is that the future isn't going to be like Star Trek where everybody has all of the new technology and benefits of society, but there is going to be a significant dichotomy in society just like there is today and has been throughout all of history.

The Western theme isn't an end unto itself, but a way to put that idea into a known context for the viewer.

Also, I'd like to point out that the "laser guns made out of wood" were actual "gun" guns.  You do get to see a few laser guns (and other high tech guns) in the series, but mostly people are armed with "old tech" because guns at that point are an old, reliable technology.  Hell, technically, guns are a 700 year old technology now.  A gunsmith from a couple centuries ago might marvel at the capabilities of a modern gun, but they'd be able to easily grasp their principles of operation.

Oh, and the laser guns shown don't have a scrap of wood on them.

Same thing when you see stuff like horses.  If you're on a back-assward moon on the "Rim" (ie., the outer reaches of the system) you probably don't have the cash to buy spare parts or to by a new agricultural vehicle.  Horses, on the other hand, are self-reproducing, and as long as you keep them fed and watered, they keep working.   Something like a Tesla TractorX needs technology to keep it working.  Something that's in short supply on some worlds in that universe.


It's really not that groundbreaking of a concept. Everyone got it. Most people were bored with it after 2 episodes.
 
2020-04-17 9:57:40 AM  
1 vote:

Carter Pewterschmidt: fusillade762: speared by a Reaver Harpoon and bleeding out, flashback

I thought he pretty much died instantly.

Define "instantly"

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2020-04-17 9:31:17 AM  
1 vote:

kryptoknightmare: dittybopper: kryptoknightmare: dittybopper: kryptoknightmare: I assure you I got it.

Then what are you whining about?

Also, you clearly didn't watch that closely, based on your "laser guns made out of wood" comment.

You seem pleasant

Generally, I am.

I usually suffer fools in silence, and with politeness, in person.  Online?  Not so much.

Having said that, if you've taken offense, I apologize.  However, I must point this out:

[66.media.tumblr.com image 245x184]

/You did come here for an argument, didn't you?
//I can do abuse, too, but I'm not licensed for "hitting on the head" lessons.

Is this satire? Are you a parody? Because that's the only way this isn't the most pathetic thing I've ever seen


There will always be your bathroom mirror.
 
2020-04-17 9:21:42 AM  
1 vote:

kryptoknightmare: Are you a parody?


Nope, I'm a Toucany.  Just follow my nose, it always knows!

You were starting to take the whole thing too seriously.  So I went absurdist.  And you're still taking it too seriously.

/SSG Hulka advice.
 
2020-04-17 9:05:51 AM  
1 vote:

kryptoknightmare: dittybopper: kryptoknightmare: I assure you I got it.

Then what are you whining about?

Also, you clearly didn't watch that closely, based on your "laser guns made out of wood" comment.

You seem pleasant


Generally, I am.

I usually suffer fools in silence, and with politeness, in person.  Online?  Not so much.

Having said that, if you've taken offense, I apologize.  However, I must point this out:

66.media.tumblr.comView Full Size


/You did come here for an argument, didn't you?
//I can do abuse, too, but I'm not licensed for "hitting on the head" lessons.
 
2020-04-17 8:56:21 AM  
1 vote:

PanicAttack: It was a product of its time.


Every TV show is a product of its time.  This is a silly argument.

I mean, I'll watch stuff like The Twilight Zone and appreciate it for what it is.  I don't harp about the silly special effects or the sometimes trite and formulaic stories.

I just sit there and imagine this is a line in a porn film:

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-04-17 8:20:44 AM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: kryptoknightmare: I know Firefly is like the internet's sacred cow but I tried to watch it a few times and it just wasn't for me. It was fine and all, but I kept finding myself talking back to the screen saying the same thing over and over:

Three space frontiersman ride up to the crew on horseback wearing cowboy hats and holding laser guns made of wood. One of them says: "Y'all best be awares that we don't take kindly to strangers 'round these parts."

Me: "It's like a western in space, I GET IT".

Then they plan and execute a train robbery...in space!

Me: "Western. I GET IT!"

Then they have a square dance in a wooden barn where everyone is dressed like Little House on the Prarie.

Me: "I ASSURE YOU I GET IT!"

And on and on. But I might be wrong, that was a really long time ago that I watched it. Should probably try again.


The whole point of the series, which you apparently *DIDN'T* get, is that the future isn't going to be like Star Trek where everybody has all of the new technology and benefits of society, but there is going to be a significant dichotomy in society just like there is today and has been throughout all of history.

The Western theme isn't an end unto itself, but a way to put that idea into a known context for the viewer.

Also, I'd like to point out that the "laser guns made out of wood" were actual "gun" guns.  You do get to see a few laser guns (and other high tech guns) in the series, but mostly people are armed with "old tech" because guns at that point are an old, reliable technology.  Hell, technically, guns are a 700 year old technology now.  A gunsmith from a couple centuries ago might marvel at the capabilities of a modern gun, but they'd be able to easily grasp their principles of operation.

Oh, and the laser guns shown don't have a scrap of wood on them.

Same thing when you see stuff like horses.  If you're on a back-assward moon on the "Rim" (ie., the outer reaches of the system) you probably don't have the cash to buy spare parts or to by a new agricultural vehicle.  Horses, on the other hand, are self-reproducing, and as long as you keep them fed and watered, they keep working.   Something like a Tesla TractorX needs technology to keep it working.  Something that's in short supply on some worlds in that universe.


I assure you I got it.
 
2020-04-17 8:09:41 AM  
1 vote:

kryptoknightmare: I know Firefly is like the internet's sacred cow but I tried to watch it a few times and it just wasn't for me. It was fine and all, but I kept finding myself talking back to the screen saying the same thing over and over:

Three space frontiersman ride up to the crew on horseback wearing cowboy hats and holding laser guns made of wood. One of them says: "Y'all best be awares that we don't take kindly to strangers 'round these parts."

Me: "It's like a western in space, I GET IT".

Then they plan and execute a train robbery...in space!

Me: "Western. I GET IT!"

Then they have a square dance in a wooden barn where everyone is dressed like Little House on the Prarie.

Me: "I ASSURE YOU I GET IT!"

And on and on. But I might be wrong, that was a really long time ago that I watched it. Should probably try again.


No, that's pretty much the gist of it.
 
2020-04-17 8:08:53 AM  
1 vote:
Dammit, subby, SPOILERS!
 
2020-04-17 6:14:51 AM  
1 vote:
"So this is how reavers get their spears clean."
 
2020-04-17 4:36:34 AM  
1 vote:

Jim_Callahan: I know basically everything associated with Wheadon gets turned into a comic, have these been good?

// I mostly ask because I made the mistake of watching the series in its actual planned order last time I saw it and it seemed pretty clear they were already kind of out of ideas at the end, and I'm not sure how closely the comics are tied to the show's writers.


I gave up on them about 4 issues in. But, they're not tied into the show at all, they're sort of in a bubble universe to ease the burden of continuity.
 
2020-04-17 3:18:30 AM  
1 vote:
I know basically everything associated with Wheadon gets turned into a comic, have these been good?

// I mostly ask because I made the mistake of watching the series in its actual planned order last time I saw it and it seemed pretty clear they were already kind of out of ideas at the end, and I'm not sure how closely the comics are tied to the show's writers.
 
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