Nathan Fillion as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly.
I’ve mentioned on here before that I’m a fan of Firefly. You know, that little show that lasted only one season, but had such a strong fan base that they ended up making a movie as well. It isn’t just Firefly that I love, but also Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog and Castle. Simply, Nathan Fillion is in a lot of things that appeal to me. He also seems like a decent person from what I’ve seen and read, which makes enjoying his work all the more fulfilling.
Anyway, I was reading my latest copy of Entertainment Weekly last night and came across Nathan Fillion’s Comic-Con diary. It was fun to read about how much fun he was having and the appreciation he has for the fans. But the end of the diary entry is what really struck a chord with me. Here is what he had to say:
It’s the freedom to geek out in wild abandon, to enjoy freely and without judgment. It’s the best part of fandom. It’s the best part of excitement and dedication. It’s generosity of spirit.
Now, he may have been speaking about Comic-Con specifically, but what he said is how I feel about the RA community. The people in our real lives don’t understand our fangirling tendencies toward Richard Armitage. Isn’t that why we seek out the forums, blogs, Tumblrs and chatrooms in the first place? We’re looking for a place to belong, a place where others understand. We search for a place where we can “geek out with wild abandon, to enjoy freely and without judgment.” There is a tremendous amount of “generosity of spirit” within this community as well.
Thank you Mr. Fillion for giving me the words, because these attributes of fandom are the reason I love “our community.”
This post has nothing to do with RA. (I’m going with the “Me and My Thoughts” part of the blog name for this post. ;)) This is about a recent embarrassing fangirl squeeing moment. I LOVE the show Firefly-one of my favorites, hence the nerd girl alert. This is a show that I rewatch once or twice a year, even though there is only one season. Watching the show must of course be followed by watching Serenity (the major motion picture follow up to the show). You’re probably wondering why I’m mentioning this. I’ve discovered another quirky sci-fi show, courtesy of Netflix streaming. (I love Netflix, it did introduce me to RA!)
Anyway, this show that I’ve discovered recently is called Warehouse 13. It is about these government agents who work out of a warehouse in South Dakota. Myka and Pete are the two main field agents and they have great chemistry and banter. Their job is to find “artifacts” that have powers and threaten the world. I’m really enjoying this show, even going so far as to mention to members of my family that it kind of reminded me of Firefly.
So, tonight we’re watching Warehouse 13 and two of my favorite characters from Firefly are suddenly on the screen. I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I jumped up and annouced, “Oh my God, Simon and Kaylee are on this show!!!” My family looked at me like I was crazy, then laughed before they resumed watching the show.
Yeah, so that’s it. Nothing too terribly exciting. But seeing as RA’s fangirls squee on occasion, I thought you all might understand the momentary elation quickly followed by embarrassment. Oh, and if you like sci-fi, I’d recommend this show! 🙂
Today has been really busy, but I have found some time to play! I made some animated gifs from The Hobbit trailer. I know there are others out there who have already done this, and I’m sure did a better job. But I enjoy the process.
And on the off chance someone hasn’t already found that you can just listen to the clip of Richard Armitage and the rest of the dwarves singing:
You can even download an mp3 of the song clip at RAFrenzy‘s blog.
I’m curious if anyone else is reminded of Jayne Cobb from Firefly when looking at James Nesbitt’s hat as Bofur?
James Nesbitt as Bofur
Adam Baldwin as Jayne Cobb
Headed off for a Christmas vacation tomorrow, so I don’t know how much I’ll be on the computer. Wishing everyone who stops by here a Merry Christmas!