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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Desecrating a corpse

Even long-dead series are no longer safe from SJW assault. This new Firefly graphic novel is the cultural equivalent of the Spanish Republicans digging up the corpses of dead Catholic priests:
BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products announced a brand new Firefly story in the form of Firefly: The Sting. The new graphic novel will be written by Delilah S. Dawson with artwork by Pius Bak and Rodrigo Lorenzo.

Here’s the official description for the graphic novel:

“Saffron — the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of Firefly fans worldwide, as well as the heart of Captain Malcolm Reynolds — returns to the Serenity. But this time, she’s got no time for Mal, as she’s there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved. The cunning grifter joins forces with Zoë, Inara, Kaylee, and River to pull off the greatest theft in all the ‘verse! What could possibly go wrong?”
Everything. Everything is wrong with this abomination of a desecration. And what are the odds that the plot isn't directly ripped off from the move The Sting.

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73 Comments:

Blogger S1AL May 14, 2019 1:02 PM  

Pretty sure the only way Saffron captured hearts was in glass jars.

Blogger Zbignu May 14, 2019 1:12 PM  

'The new graphic novel will be written by Delilah...'
That's all you need to know. Everything after that can be cut-and-paste from any other sjw project. These people have no originality

Blogger Salt May 14, 2019 1:13 PM  

Will there be any appearance of the Reverettes?

Blogger Beardy Bear May 14, 2019 1:15 PM  

Firefly was amazing; I was a browncoat back in the day. This sounds horrific.

She never had Mal's heart, though she did bring him to attention. Mal knows better than to make a housewife out of a hoe. He won't even make a hoe of a hoe.

Well if they want to kill off Firefly, Hultgreen-Curie could accomplish that.

Blogger Jab Burrwalky May 14, 2019 1:22 PM  

They're like the Borg. They have to assimilate everything to be like them and serve their purposes, all the while erasing every scrap of distinctiveness because they are an utterly uncreative lot.

Blogger Slagenthor May 14, 2019 1:26 PM  

Since when did Saffron "capture" Mal's heart ?!?

He punched her out in a chalet and double crossed her in a dumpster.

Blogger dc.sunsets May 14, 2019 1:27 PM  

Ghostbusters remake.

The more my eyes open, the less I can enjoy even things like Firefly. I don't give a rat's tail how tall is Gina Tores (5' 10", hardly noteworthy), my suspension of disbelief reservoir is all used up. Ditto SF's now-astonishingly-LAME trope of positing a change in sexual mores, elevating the pretty hooker to near-royalty (and having the man in the house pine for her.)

I liked the character studies, generally, but the race to the bottom WRT viewership intelligence was complete long before Whedon was potty-trained.

It sounds like this graphic cartoon will be worth more as satire (think the movie Showgirls) than anything else.

Blogger Cloudbuster May 14, 2019 1:28 PM  

The Sting is more than 35 years old. Are we sure SJWs know history that far back?

Saffron never captured Capt. Reynolds heart. After a very brief, lustful misstep, he remained refreshingly aware of what an awful person she was and was not at all taken in by her in her subsequent appearance. Neither was the rest of the crew.

Blogger Cloudbuster May 14, 2019 1:29 PM  

Correction. The Sting is more than 45 years old (1973). Basic math is hard, apparently.

Blogger doctrev May 14, 2019 1:30 PM  

"This scam was in The Sting Part 2, so nobody knows about it!"

Seriously, Firefly always had some weird, weird feminist shit, especially River's waif-fu, and Captain Mal m'ladying a hooker was only evened out by Inara Serra. You almost -get- white knights, when you ponder that balance. But, and this is the important part, even the idea of a doomed last stand against the Sino-American alliance is an incredibly potent symbol, and the stellar cast solidified it.

I wonder if Joss Whedon ever regrets not being more libertarian with Firefly. If he regrets the fact that even with all his gigantic wealth and influence, his wife left him and he doesn't have enough game to openly maintain a vast harem of fangirls. I think literally anyone else in his position would have long since become the sex god of Hollywood. Such a shame.

Blogger Cloudbuster May 14, 2019 1:31 PM  

"Have you ever wondered what Zoë, Kaylee, Inara, and River would do without a single man in the picture?"

No. Not even for a second.

Blogger Beardy Bear May 14, 2019 1:34 PM  

S1AL wrote:Pretty sure the only way Saffron captured hearts was in glass jars.

Right? You nearly caused a mess on my desk. Hilarious.

Blogger Ransom Smith May 14, 2019 1:38 PM  

Spoiler alert:
River gets bored halfway through and leaves. Ruining the entire plan.

Blogger Dos Voltz May 14, 2019 1:45 PM  

I am glad I haven't eaten yet today or I'd have yakked it all up. Yet again they have to hijack and corrupt a vehicle to show us rubes that chicks are every bit as smart and capable as men. Women are basically the Stuart Smalleys of mankind. Zero imagination or originality.

It won't be JUST a rip-off of The Sting, but likely of Ocean's 10, 11, and 12, The Italian Job. The Great Train Robbery, etc etc

If I had a pet vulture, I'd name it Delilah. A perfect name for a pecker of bones and devourer of necrotic flesh.

Blogger Beardy Bear May 14, 2019 1:46 PM  

“I’ve been a Firefly fan since I saw Serenity in the theater in 2005..."

Well Delilah Dawson was sure late to the party. That was after the browncoat movement was nearing its conclusion. She, essentially, wasn't a fan.

Blogger papabear May 14, 2019 1:58 PM  

Ocean's 5.

Blogger sammibandit May 14, 2019 2:03 PM  

Fans only ever wanted one thing.
:twitches:

Blogger Jeff aka Orville May 14, 2019 2:09 PM  

A Firefly chick-flick with a Ragtime music score. What's not to like?

Blogger Damelon Brinn May 14, 2019 2:09 PM  

Even female Firefly fans liked Saffron mainly for the fact that she got Mal naked so they could see his bare behind.

Everything we love has to be destroyed, even things we'd forgotten we loved. "Digging up corpses" is the perfect analogy. I keep being reminded of a line from the Covenant series lately: "There's only one way to hurt a man who has lost everything: give him back something broken."

Blogger Beans May 14, 2019 2:11 PM  

Oh, 'Oceans 8' in space. Whoopie...

No.

Josh Whedon killed 'Firefly' by becoming the very thing the Browncoats were fighting against. Oh well, I'll enjoy the old episodes and the movie. Won't even look sideways at this abomination.

Blogger Desdichado May 14, 2019 2:17 PM  

Zbignu wrote:'The new graphic novel will be written by Delilah...'

That's all you need to know. Everything after that can be cut-and-paste from any other sjw project. These people have no originality

Who names their daughter Delilah? That's like naming your son Cain or Hitler.

I guess this is what it looks like when she cuts Firefly's hair.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len May 14, 2019 2:19 PM  

Ol' Delilah, or maybe you known her better by her not-even-trying erotica nom-de-plume Ava Lovelace, is a living, breathing SJW punchline:

“‘A him gets noticed, a her gets ignored.’ That’s the quote from Ocean’s 8 that really captured my imagination. I love that idea—that women can use our occasional invisibility as a superpower.”

Even if women like Delilah could be "invisible", they would instantly give themselves away with their endless self-pitying wnining.

Blogger Cataline Sergius May 14, 2019 2:27 PM  

I honestly wonder how much Whedon had to do with Firefly.

I mean sure he cast the flat chested girl with the huge Lolli eyes to be the chick with the superpowers...no question he did that, I mean that is basically his trademark...but it always felt like he had very little to do with it otherwise.

I know Tim Minear gets the credit for the heavy lifting on Firefly but I've seen American Horror Story and I'm pretty sure that's not the same guy who came up with Malcom and Jayne.

I wonder who really did the work there.

Blogger The War for the West May 14, 2019 2:34 PM  

"the cultural equivalent of the Spanish Republicans digging up the corpses of dead Catholic priests" LMFAO. You can turn a phrase for sure.

Loved Firefly. Interestingly, Zoe was one of the few believable "tough girl" characters I've seen. I also always bought into River because they bothered to give her a real arc and made her relatable and empathetic. Even the idea of neuro meddling gave her warrior skills some kind of believability. Enara, Kaylee - none of them were stick figure, modern "awesome" female characters either. They were complex and flawed, and quite endearing I thought.

But they all revolved around Captain Mal, an alpha male of alpha males. My only gripe with the show, and what I saw as their nod to feminism, was not having Inara pay her freight by having sex with Mal. Would have made it all the more complicated, but also would have reduced Inara's status, which I never really bought anyway. She was the only one who was a little off for me at times, they kept trying to elevate her status but I always felt she'd be better off as the "hooker with a heart". Falling for Mal, but he just used her. Would have been great tableau for lots of drama and much more believable.

This spinoff? Saffron? She was an utterly loathsome character. What real fan would even want to see her return?

I want to add one more thought. As a Red Piller, people assume that I'm not interested in female characters being tough or independent or aggressive. Not at all, in fact, in fiction I like surprise depictions. I like things I don't expect, or that don't comport with my "real world". Fiction is fantasy and I can enjoy PLAUSIBLE tough girls.

Just make them good characters and put them in a good story. Respect me enough to achieve 'suspension of disbelief' before asking me not to cringe at some 115lb girl kicking serious ass. But that's not what we get. We get disinformation now, not entertainment.

Blogger Mr Darcy May 14, 2019 2:40 PM  


"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun."


Blogger Zwiebel May 14, 2019 2:40 PM  

Firefly without Jayne? Meh.

And that saffron chick was well annoying. Gah.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len May 14, 2019 2:44 PM  

And what are the odds that the plot isn't directly ripped off from the movie The Sting.

They'll be faking pod racing results, to tie-in with another popular series Disney has taken a giant dump on.

Blogger VFM #7634 May 14, 2019 2:47 PM  

I keep being reminded of a line from the Covenant series lately: "There's only one way to hurt a man who has lost everything: give him back something broken."

@19 Damelon Brinn
I find it a mystery that far more Catholics aren't hopping mad about the Novus Ordo "Mass" and "sacraments".

Blogger Fuzzums Wuzzums May 14, 2019 2:56 PM  

It will sure be a shame if someone would take that proven Firefly formula and appropriate it.

Blogger Kudos The Lexecutioner May 14, 2019 2:59 PM  

As a Southerner, I loved the idea of an SF series based on Michael Shaara's "The Killer Angels."

I used to regret that the network suits killed off Firefly. Then I realized that eventually Joss Whedon would have gamma'ed it to death and SJW cancer would have hollowed it out.

Better to watch the DVDs and enjoy it for what it was.

"Harken: Seems odd you'd name your ship after a battle you were on the wrong side of.
Mal: May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."

Truer words were seldom spoken.

Blogger Beardy Bear May 14, 2019 3:01 PM  

Beans wrote:Josh Whedon killed 'Firefly' by becoming the very thing the Browncoats were fighting against.

Straight up, but does Disney know it died already? They seem intent on sucking the soul from anything with a glimmer of life still in it. Vox's corpse analogy is more apt.

Blogger OneWingedShark May 14, 2019 3:11 PM  

Desdichado wrote:Who names their daughter Delilah? That's like naming your son Cain or Hitler.
I dunno, there's a certain ring to Hitler Cain Benedict Arnold, who would obviously go by H.C.B. Arnold.

Blogger Zaklog the Great May 14, 2019 3:13 PM  

Yes, this makes perfect sense. Her entire character is built around exploiting male sexual desire, so of course she’s going to have a story built entirely around the female crew. It’s like they never watched the show at all.

Blogger Astrosmith May 14, 2019 3:14 PM  

They can't even come up with a new female character for the female crew members to go off with for their little fanfic? You know, try to expand the universe a little bit? Nah, too hard.

Blogger FP May 14, 2019 3:29 PM  

@10

The whole show romance wise was the trope of opposites attract. The worst being the cliche feminist stronk woman Zoe with nerdy guy Wash.

Firefly mostly died for me with the ending of Serenity anyway. Pure Whedonism of a suprise killing off of a character to pull heart strings. Done just after having the cliched brainwashed assassin barbie saving the day, itself copying his earlier buffy show.

Some consider producer/director/writer Tim Minear the biggest influence on Firefly being more "libertarian" since he ran things more than Whedon did day to day.

Blogger OneWingedShark May 14, 2019 3:33 PM  

Astrosmith wrote:They can't even come up with a new female character for the female crew members to go off with for their little fanfic? You know, try to expand the universe a little bit? Nah, too hard.
I've read some fanfic, and this doesn't even rise to the level of "bad fanfic" because even with bad fanfic you can see people who have at least one of: (a) love the book/show/movie/story, (b) have an interesting idea, (c) are trying to improve as a writer/storyteller — often all three.

Beardy Bear wrote:Beans wrote:Josh Whedon killed 'Firefly' by becoming the very thing the Browncoats were fighting against.
Straight up, but does Disney know it died already? They seem intent on sucking the soul from anything with a glimmer of life still in it. Vox's corpse analogy is more apt.

In a just world Disney would be held to account for its deeds, especially the BS copyright-law meddling/"lobbying".

Blogger Nate73 May 14, 2019 3:52 PM  

@24: I guess I'm not a real fan then because Christina Hendricks is just my type!

Blogger S1AL May 14, 2019 4:01 PM  

"I know Tim Minear gets the credit for the heavy lifting on Firefly but I've seen American Horror Story and I'm pretty sure that's not the same guy who came up with Malcom and Jayne.

I wonder who really did the work there."

Whedon's 'Avengers' had that kind of characterization, too, even if it wasn't original to him. The Buffy characters also tended to be complex and sympathetic - enough to make the absolutely ludicrous plot acceptable. I think it's fair to give Whedon credit.

OTOH, it was also a case of perfect casting. That's hard to achieve.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 May 14, 2019 4:02 PM  

Saffron was the perfect femme fatale in the original show.

And here they are trying to redeem her. Wanna bet River reads her mind and reveals to everyone that she was abused as a child and that she doesn't know how to properly behave?

Blogger Pseudotsuga May 14, 2019 4:10 PM  

What a silly idea that is completely untrue to the original characters as established in the series.
I'll be in my bunk watching the actual series rather than reading Girlpower Serenity trashfic.

Blogger Robert Pinkerton May 14, 2019 4:18 PM  

Morena Baccarin played Inara in Firefly and Serenity, and the Orici in Stargate SG-1, establishing herself as the good little bad girl of SF filming. Does anyone here know whether she played other roles elsewhere?

Blogger Daniel May 14, 2019 4:28 PM  

BOOM! has been converged since their early days. You think this is bad? You should have seen what they did to Lovecraft.

Whedon's a feminist wife-cheater. I'm guessing he"ll use the comic as an excuse to privately cast this one in a hush-hush pre-production.

Blogger Starboard May 14, 2019 4:32 PM  

“‘A him gets noticed, a her gets ignored.’ That’s the quote from Ocean’s 8 that really captured my imagination. I love that idea—that women can use our occasional invisibility as a superpower.”

None of these characters, as previously written and cast, are the type of woman to be ignored. To be ignored, a character needs to be post wall, overweight, and plain. That's never been in Firefly's wheelhouse, nor should it be.

The failure to even create a new character smacks of childish make believe rather than spinoff.

"Have you ever wondered what Zoë, Kaylee, Inara, and River would do without a single man in the picture?"

Without real men around, she's going to pretend these characters _are_ men. That or lesbians.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 May 14, 2019 4:40 PM  

Robert Pinkerton wrote:Morena Baccarin played Inara in Firefly and Serenity, and the Orici in Stargate SG-1, establishing herself as the good little bad girl of SF filming. Does anyone here know whether she played other roles elsewhere?

She's in both Deadpool movies as Vanessa. Her comic-book counterpart was a shapeshifter, but that wasn't in the films. She does appear to be a stand-in for the Cosmic entity Death in Deadpool 2.

Blogger doctrev May 14, 2019 4:46 PM  

Robert Pinkerton wrote:Morena Baccarin played Inara in Firefly and Serenity, and the Orici in Stargate SG-1, establishing herself as the good little bad girl of SF filming. Does anyone here know whether she played other roles elsewhere?

One word: Homeland.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 May 14, 2019 4:50 PM  

Well, at least we can say nothing will come of this. It may well be canceled before going to print.

Blogger MichaelJMaier May 14, 2019 5:01 PM  

Robert Pinkerton wrote:Morena Baccarin played Inara in Firefly and Serenity, and the Orici in Stargate SG-1, establishing herself as the good little bad girl of SF filming. Does anyone here know whether she played other roles elsewhere?

IMDB.com is your friend.

Blogger MichaelJMaier May 14, 2019 5:02 PM  

The "Whedonverse" already ruined FIREFLY, in my mind. The "BOOK" comic book pissed all over the good Preacher's origin. It was painful to read, esp. considering where my mind had gone, wondering about his past. I don't recall the specifics; it was bad writing, gladly and quickly forgotten.

Blogger Avalanche May 14, 2019 5:27 PM  

@22 "Even if women like Delilah could be "invisible", they would instantly give themselves away with their endless self-pitying wnining."

Which to be honest, makes men ignore - and perhaps even notice -- the whining woman> Does that count as invisibility... like averting your eyes from the pile of human feces on the sidewalk?
Oh, wait, you daren't avert your eyes there, cause it'll wreck your shoes!

Blogger Stilicho May 14, 2019 5:30 PM  

Firefly? Now it's personal.

Blogger Avalanche May 14, 2019 5:34 PM  

@24 "But they all revolved around Captain Mal, an alpha male of alpha males. My only gripe with the show, and what I saw as their nod to feminism, was not having Inara pay her freight by having sex with Mal. Would have made it all the more complicated, but also would have reduced Inara's status, which I never really bought anyway. She was the only one who was a little off for me at times, they kept trying to elevate her status but I always felt she'd be better off as the "hooker with a heart". Falling for Mal, but he just used her. Would have been great tableau for lots of drama and much more believable. "

Ah, but see? You're clearly neither female nor feminist!

You are correct that it's a nod to feminism, and some additional brainwashing to young women.

By making Inara NOT screw Mal, SHE WINS! Even though she apparently could have loved him, and put her sex trade in second place to "the love of a good man" -- AS a strong femininst sex worker {gag}, she HAD to value her skills and independence more highly than her happiness -- or esp. his! Her job had to mean more than her love and happiness or she was betraying feminism.

Man, it hurts to write that, like poking an old bruise. The brainwashing never goes completely away... even when you know it's there.

Blogger Damn the torpedos May 14, 2019 5:37 PM  

I tremble pondering what they will do to Narnia

Blogger Beardy Bear May 14, 2019 6:28 PM  

Damn the torpedos wrote:I tremble pondering what they will do to Narnia

No. It is forbidden. If it comes to be, millions of hearts will scream "Deus Vult" at once.

Blogger JonM May 14, 2019 6:36 PM  

@44: "She's in both Deadpool movies as Vanessa. Her comic-book counterpart was a shapeshifter, but that wasn't in the films."

Isn't her character in the films a stripper with a heart of gold?

Blogger God Emperor Memes May 14, 2019 7:46 PM  

So, I'm not the only one who thinks Summer Glau is ugly?

Blogger Zaklog the Great May 14, 2019 7:48 PM  

Speaking of long-ago things that SJWs enjoy desecrating, Jeffro Johnson, author of the Appendix N book joined me and a friend to talk about a poem by H.P. Lovecraft. So if you're a fan of Lovecraft, or Jeffro's work, or (more unlikely) me, check it out.

Blogger WOPR May 14, 2019 8:10 PM  

Morena Baccarin was also the head lizard in the short-lived V reboot.

I figure Whedon and Minnear got high, drunk, or both, threw what they thought were a ton of bad ideas together and came up with the show. Instead, it actually worked. Jayne wasn't supposed to be on the show for long. As usual, they were stunned when people liked him. It was merciful the show died early because you could already see the SJW thinking sneaking in.

Blogger Doktor Jeep May 14, 2019 8:46 PM  

No surprise to me. The SJWism is Whedon was already showing. Heck, he turned out to be a Weinstein level creep.
The funny part about Firefly is that it was at once time a HUGE libertarian thing. This was back at a time when libertarians were thinking they were the most awake and aware people in human history while being the biggest "muh diversity/democracy/open borders" cucks in human history.

For me the facade started to decay around 2011 when I went into some shop in Seattle that sold the sort of things that comic book collectors, cosplayers, and MTG players would love. The people running it were the typical nose-ringed purple-haired types - before it was popular. There on the wall were T-shirt with the image of the space ship on it but the shirts were all about some big LGBT event.
I pondered if anybody got hit with copyright over that.

But thereafter I could not stop thinking why some of these people would use that imagery. The answer is coming, apparently.

Blogger JovianStorm May 14, 2019 10:38 PM  

It is always best to never tie your deep emotional well being to mortal creations as the hand that makes the beauty will inevitably desecrate it for easy money.

I've moved away from most of my childhood likes for this reason and tend to stick to the classics (fiction written before 1914) since they tend not to mutate with every little whim of soy-poisoned SJWs.

Blogger Meng Greenleaf May 14, 2019 11:07 PM  

If you liked FireFly (and I did) then you might like the original: https://infogalactic.com/info/Cowboy_Bebop
:D

Blogger Jab Burrwalky May 14, 2019 11:28 PM  

Nope. It'd be one thing if she was just plain, but they went one step further into dumpy. And she was not a convincing sister for the doctor. They looked nothing alike.

Blogger Servant May 14, 2019 11:39 PM  

Joss whedon was a decent ideas man, typically a top notch caster, especially with finding diamonds in the rough. He was third wave feminist or whatever the tradcon acceptable version was with an appreciation of youth and beauty.

He could have continued doing star wars level work but the continuing need to bow compromised him.

Angel was a stupid show that i thoroughly enjoyed because of the character study. Leslie, darla, angel, wesley, and even gunn outperformed themselves, and care was taken to show that the decisions they made had consequences. He had an attention to detail and plotting that is rare these days. Much of the cosmology and setting was bare bones nonsense that many people hand waved because of compelling characters.

Like Lucas he paints very good fleshy archetypes. His weakest stories dealt with character arcs. Merely competent. Probably what id consider his greatest work is serenity. The interaction between baron mordo character and mal was amazing. But he couldn't show either's development. Maybe i just like tragedies though.

As for summer glau she's not ugly. Striking. Not ugly, though she comes across that way sometimes, not pretty, but very standout still

Blogger carnaby May 15, 2019 2:23 AM  

Heck yeah, cowboy bebop rules!

Blogger Amethyst Dominica May 15, 2019 4:40 AM  

@60 You meant to say Outlaw Star:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_Star

Blogger Skyler the Weird May 15, 2019 7:03 AM  

Cept they are going full SJW on Cowboy Bebop too. Jet Black and Valentine are no longer Asian but an African and Hispanic. Somehow or other that is not Cultural Appropriation.

Blogger Avalanche May 15, 2019 8:06 AM  

@62 "As for summer glau she's not ugly. Striking. Not ugly, though she comes across that way sometimes,"

It's the sanpaku eyes; they're ... weird. Is she part asian or some other odd mix? But yes, striking and, weirdly, in a couple pix she looks like a young Mary Tyler Moore?!

Blogger dc.sunsets May 15, 2019 8:46 AM  

@ Avalanche @51 You nailed it; "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle," in video. She teases the guy enough to keep him around, but he never so much as gets a look beneath the bikini line.

Oh, and he white-knights her in one episode after another. In hindsight it's just painful to watch...a character with strength debased to White-Knighting the most cliche'd of all tropes, the hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold.

Alpha male? Not in this or any other universe. She'd be a pump/dump f-buddy and never an iota more to a man who had (1) self-respect and (2) options. And the captain/owner of a starship, even a tramp starship, would have options. Wheden wasn't lauding traditional sexual mores, he emasculated a strong man with a harlot.

Fiction today is mostly execrable, a side-effect of us all living too comfortable lives. I don't know any inactive Spec Forces type men, but I strongly suspect that none of them read or watch anything in the popular culture fiction world, finding it too trivial to tolerate.

Decades of ease have made us weak, weak of body, mind, morals and even interests. Our pop culture reflects this perfectly.

Blogger dc.sunsets May 15, 2019 8:53 AM  

Summer Glau is a perfect example of a woman whose full bloom fades fast, resulting in a caricature of her past peak. Some women have staying power, others are dogged by the quirky peculiarities that make them (semi) endearing either side of 18. (She's going to need a wig/hair-transplant/etc. to cover her expanding globe of skin above her eyes.)

PS: Any not-overweight woman who gets the Glamour Shots make-up treatment can be made to look attractive (ex: Paris Hilton, and the women around Ashton Krutcher.) Hollywood is filled with spackled beauty, a kind of Portrait of Dorian Gray where the evolving hideousness is just under the veneer.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine May 15, 2019 9:37 AM  

"By making Inara NOT screw Mal, SHE WINS! Even though she apparently could have loved him, and put her sex trade in second place to "the love of a good man" -- AS a strong femininst sex worker {gag}, she HAD to value her skills and independence more highly than her happiness -- or esp. his! Her job had to mean more than her love and happiness or she was betraying feminism."

Ding. Between River and Inara, this show was pretty far gone down the SJW track to begin with.

I'm not really surprised they decided to return for more juicing.

Blogger Faison May 15, 2019 10:05 AM  

That description reads like a bad fan fiction or one of those bad children's books based on a Disney movie.

Blogger TheMaleRei May 15, 2019 11:18 AM  

@70

Worse is that many fans can write better fiction than the creators of said original content. Which, given the current post-modernist & cultural-marxist climate, isn't a terribly difficult thing to pull off.

Blogger Joe May 15, 2019 10:52 PM  

"AS a strong femininst sex worker {gag}, she HAD to value her skills and independence more highly than her happiness"

Flying her little spaceship car to pickup Johns was meant to be empowering too, but was cringe-worthy.

Blogger flyingtiger May 16, 2019 9:46 PM  

Firefly was like my Traveler campaign, but not as exciting.

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