It's been all over Whedonesque for days, but I know some of you don't read it every day, so voila:
Sydney, Perth and Adelaide and Melbourne.
Plus, the World Premiere in Scotland at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on August 22nd!!
It's nice to see screenings outside the U.S. at last.
I really like it a lot, but not having been a comics geek as a child (unlike bunnyohare and her brothers), I was surprised at how short these damn things are. Just as you're getting into the story, it ends, and then they make you wait a whole month for the next issue! Ack. Surely those 1970s comics didn't come out a whole month apart.
I went online to Zhongwen.com and The Chinese Character Dictionary and translated all the Chinese in the comic. I'm having some trouble with the last part of Book's longish utterance circa page nine, though. If anyone else buys this and knows Chinese or has a friend who does, please let me know, because this is driving me crazy. I'm thinking of asking my sister and father for help if there's no one here who can.
I mean, I ended up with something ludicrous like "why must you look to me for hemp luminous?" which is SO not right.
Most of the phrases are short and easy (and one's been uttered on Firefly), but that long speech is driving me insane.
Cross-posted on troika_daily.
( Screencaps... )
Don't click it if you are at all Spoiler-phobic, but if you have seen the film already and want to understand and come to peace with certain rather difficult things that happened in the movie, this will help you, I really think it will. It helped me.
elflore originally posted this on the Browncoats message board, but then I found out he had an LJ, so I didn't have to link you to a site requiring registration. Not that more Browncoats members would go amiss!
P.S., Important Debugging Notes:
Note that the eventual point is to display a new quote every day for 60 days, counting down to the release date of the movie on September 30th. On that day the zero-th array member will display a quote from Joss: "We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty!"
However, for debugging you'll notice that the quote is currently keyed to the second-hand on your watch (er, digitally), since seconds are also a convenient 60-parcel amount. This allows you to see all the quotes, pretty much -- out of "order" of course, since iterative displays of your Dashboard will show quotes counting up the array instead of down.
We have 39 days to debug this puppy, so let's get crackin'! (Here's hoping for my sake that Universal doesn't up the release date, although part of me hopes they do.)
—Joss Whedon, creator, producer, and director of TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly
Disclaimer: I did not go to Wesleyan and have never been there. I just found this amusing.
This movie just blew me away -- it was fantastic in so many possibly spoilery ways, I cannot even say. It made the TV series seem like a little walk in the park, a small adorable lamby next to this Big Damn (completely moving) Movie. I absolutely cannot wait to see it again.
( Some pictures (no stars, folks, just us humble fans). )
So is it true that we'll have to fill out Surveys of some kind that Universal is passing around? What kind of questions does it ask, if so? How long does it take to fill out? Will they provide pencils? Will they want their pencils back? :-)
I've never been to a preview screening before, so I am very excited, unfinished soundtrack or not.
Someone on Whedonesque just reported the same thing for Philly.
So don't give up hope, give the direct theatre links a try again, just in case.
( Some links, just in case. )
Providence and Boston peeps! Note that they are showing it at Providence Place Mall, so when Boston inevitably sells out really quickly, all you Massachusetts peeps should feel free to come on down here to Providence.
I have a RL friend possibly lined up to buy my two Boston tickets (since I bought them before realizing there was a Providence showing), but if he can't buy them, I am taking requests on a first-LJ-comment, first-served basis to buy my two Boston tickets.
So comment here if you are interested in these tickets, and you will be the first person I contact about it if my friend can't buy them.
Meanwhile I have my Providence confirmation in my sweaty hands. I never actually "squee" but I think this might be a good opportunity to start ...
** SQUEEEEE!! **
A Day (or so) in the Life of Harmony Kendall
Fanfic based around episode 5.1 "Conviction"
For the ats_endofdays challenge
AUTHOR: Chicken (Carole); LJ: chicken_cem
RATING: PG at most
CHARACTER(S): Mostly Harmony
CHALLENGE: "End of Days" ats_endofdays ( http://www.livejournal.com/community/
SUMMARY: Harmony adjusts to life at Wolfram and Hart
SPOILERS: Vague, up to and including AtS episode 5.1
DISTRIBUTION: Please contact me for permission.
DISCLAIMER: The characters used in this story are not my own but are borrowed from creator, Joss Whedon, and his TV series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel". No proceeds are being made from this story; it is only for fun.