elizalavelle: (Firefly - Mal/Inara shindig)
Wow, you know it was a mighty fine shindig when it ends with breakfast at 6pm the next day ;)

Firefly Marathon post  )
elizalavelle: (Firefly - River can't stop the signal)
Total Browncoat squee moment: more serious talk of a Serenity 2.

... this makes me want to buy even more of the Serenity DVDs. Alrighty then, Christmas gifts all around!
elizalavelle: (Firefly - River can't stop the signal)
So other than the fun wedding last weekend this week has been great so far!

NYC! )

and

Evil Dead the Musical )

And lastly, the Serenity special edition DVD was released yesterday, I bought 2 (one as the other part of my brother's birthday present) the sales girl was a little concerened that I didn't realize I was getting the same thing twice... what kind of people don't realize that?! The sad thing is she has to ask because there must be a lot of cases where the person actually didn't realize they have the same movie/cd twice! Oh humanity makes me despair sometimes. At any rate the box looks shiny, I didn't even have a chance to open it yet, I may try to watch with the commentary on tonight :)
elizalavelle: (Firefly - Inara big damn hero)
Morena Baccarin's Q and A at SFX last summer - 341.39 Mb
password = firefly

I know a few people have been asking for this so above is the download link for the Morena Q & A at SFX last summer. My internet connection now takes FOREVER to upload things (that one took 16 hours) so feel free to share this, to upload it again for friends when the download runs out, burn it to CD, whichever :)
elizalavelle: (Can't Stop the Serenity)
Can't Stop The Serenity

I don't have pictures in this post, just a write up, pictures will come as soon as I see what other people have posted and save some of those to add since I didn't take many pictures.

the whole day is under the cut  )
elizalavelle: (Can't Stop the Serenity)
*yay* Can't Stop The Serenity day is finally here!

For anyone who is still thinking of going check out
elizalavelle: (Firefly - River can't stop the signal)
New to me news: a special edition of Serenity is being released in July! Freaking SHINY! Read the details atWhedonesque


and for fun here is Joss's comment about it:

Yes, fanlings, there is going to be a 2 disc 'Special Edition' released this summer. You know why? 'Cause the 1 disc 'Normal Edition' has sold so well -- so maybe a little self-back-patting is in order for you guys. Way to keep her in the air.

It's too early to be sure what the Special Edition will contain, but here are some things we're going for:

NEW KEY ART.

Cast commentary -- assuming I can get a decent number of them in one room. They're very busy people, I'm happy to say.

NEW KEY ART.

The region 4 goodies, obviously.

The Tam Sessions.

KEY NEW ART.

New Yub Yub, and Greedo shoots first. So does that kid outside the trading station, the pilot who destroyed Haven, and Kaylee. And Richard Dreyfuss goes INSIDE the mothership.

KEW RAT YEN.

An alternate ending, if you turn it off early.

Proof of the existence of a benevolent higher power -- uh, I mean, new key art.

Mice.


And honestly, what more do you want? Don't answer that, I already know and it's unseemly. But I'm pretty excited here. Back to work, -j.

Take my Yub,
Take Yub Yub,
Yub Yub tak the Yub from Meee...dichlorians....
joss | March 02, 00:00 CET
elizalavelle: (River can't stop the signal)
Well neat, Michael Muhney (Sherrif Lamb from Veronica Mars) showed up to the Backup Bash; his LJ entry is linked to in Whedonesque: My night with the Browncoats. Veronica Mars' Sheriff Lamb tells all.

Also: http://forums.prospero.com/foxfirefly/messages?msg=33365.8

Morena Baccarin and Ron Glass were there last night! How wonderful is this cast. I had a feeling Morena was going to show up this weekend... due to the fact we heard Christina say she'd just bring her as her guest lol, but when everything fell apart I didn't know if that was still going to be on. Gosh what a wonderful weekend for Browncoats :)

And a quote from Nathan Fillion which was posted by skeezycheese on Whedonesque: Words of wisdom from Mr. Fillion, who valiantly left the safety of the window booth at above-mentioned secret locale (a booth which he was sharing with his fellow Whedonverse stars), to mingle with us flans, and was standing two inches away from me when he said to all the flans crowding around (and I paraphrase here): "The convention is dead, let's just accept that and move on. Because at the convention, you'd get photos, and autographs, and souvenirs, but those are all things that can be taken away. But this [meaning our memories of this event] can't be."


Honestly, this is my Christmas story for the year. It makes me so happy to read about the little guy triumphing in the face of adversity AND so proud to be a Browncoat. I think the SoCal Browncoats deserve a standing ovation for putting this all together. They must be working round the clock down there and I'm so impressed with them. They've put together more in a week (and I think much of it in the past 3 days) than the original organizers did in a year. With every update things just get better and better. Claire Kramer opening up her restaurant 2 weeks early for a Browncoat party?! Awesome! I can't wait to talk with people who I know down there to hear about what they experienced. But the way the cast and fans have worked together to make this weekend a great one just makes me teary eyed.
elizalavelle: (Mal/Inara shindig)
I attended another lovely Browncoat Shindig last night :) This one was at the Denison Armoury which as a place is a wee bit intimidating but it was still cool. We got a tour of the place, and got to learn a lot about different types of mines and at the end of the night I got to shoot a machine gun (fake, it's lasers not bullets) that apparently is about 80% accurate to what the actual experience is. I personally never want to go shoot an actual gun but the idea of trying out a machine gun shooting at a movie screen was a neat one so I had to give it a go :) I really enjoyed myself, that's one of those experiences that one rarely gets so I'm glad I did it. Next time, jumping off of a tower :)

We also watched Serenity, the whole thing because we had to wait for a remote control before we could watch the Austrailian extras, and it was all good because who can complain about watching Serenity ;) Then we watched the extras, clearly I need the Austrailain DVD and a region free DVD player LOL and then we had pizza and watched Done The Impossible. It was sort of surreal to watch DTI and have all of these fans talk about how they met and had Shindigs and their fan experiences, while we were currently at a Shindig. Best Damn Fans ever.

I had wonderful musical conversations, and ran into a Toronto RENThead who was (well still is lol) a few years older than me so she had a completely different experience with seeing the show but it was so random because we've been to many of the same shows so I must have met her in line before. Just awesome :) It's actually great to meet someone like this now when you know I actually have a life. Seeing RENT while it was here and I was in highschool meant that was what I did. I had other friends and went to parties and all that jazz as well but RENT was something at the time that was a huge definition of who I was. Not so much anymore but I love the memories that came from that.

Anyways it was a great night, I got home much later than I'd planned but I got a ride from Tom which was so great of him :)

C'est tout :)
elizalavelle: (Kaylee the hell with that)
I'm sure most Firefly/Serenity fans have seen this already but if you haven't:

Dear fellow Browncoats-

It has been my pleasure to make and distribute the Jayne repro shirts to many of you literally the world over. Through great organizations such as the So Cal, San Fran, and South East Browcoats, our shirts have been used to raise money for charity at Comic Con and Wonder Con for the past two years . Today, I recieved a letter from Fox Corporate "asking" us to stop producing anything related in any way to the Firefly Series. We do not compete with them for any business, since the only thing Firefly related they sell as far as I can tell the DVD set. It is my hope to contact Fox to try to work out some sort of licencing agreement with them, but since they apparantly care nothing for the series or the fans that they abandoned, I am sceptical that they will allow us to continue in any fashion- if anyone knows of any other contacts that I can use to help negotiate with them, it would be appreciated, otherwise, I will go back to other business- They have given me 2 weeks to cease production, so if anyone is needing anything, please let me know as soon as possible...........

Sincerely,

Alex bluesunshirts.com




Have I mentioned in a while that I really really dispise the Fox Network? No? Well yeah, I freaking do! If you don't support a show, literally force it off of the air, and then already make tons of money from the Firefly DVDs (those things still hit the best sellers list occasionally, that's huge for a show that's been off the air for so long!) why the fuck do you need to further put down the fans? In all honesty I can sort of see where the copywright boundry has been crossed BUT it's a slim line when one looks at the products, they're not like Firefly logos everywhere.

Ugh.

Hate Fox.
elizalavelle: (Kaylee the hell with that)
&#*(@&$(*&#@*$&@#(

So I have a great idea for a fanvid for the Firefly ep 'Objects in Space.' It's semi planned out in my head, I made a title screen and my credits screen, have the song picked out, and what does the video file I have do? Why it crashes movie maker of course! I even got adventureous and tried it in Adobe premiere, which it also crashes....

Apparently this has something to do with the fact that video files are being encoded differently and this crashes some media programs. I'm so unimpressed.

And this idea is going to be stuck in my head until I get it vidded out (just ask the Serenity one which has been in there since December and which I can't make until I get a song of of the upcoming Sarah Slean live album (providing of course that the song I want is on there.)

gargh!
elizalavelle: (Mal/Inara shindig)
Nomi and I just finished our Firefly/Serenity marathon :) 24 hours, 15 episodes, the R. Tam sessions and a movie. My eyes may fall out of my head soon. However I love the entire verse.

Upon rewatching the R. Tam sessions I noticed a movie spoiler.... )

I love Joss's entire 'verse. He created something so special there and it's a shame that more people still haven't seen it.

Also I am now fully ready for SFX and am buying a Jayne hat while there :) **insert noise of geeker joy here**
elizalavelle: (Mal/Inara spin me about)
Hmmm I have been in a huge Mal/Inara mood as of late and am highly tempted to get a ticket to SFX.... anyone going to this who wants company, or does anyone want to go?

In other news it's still grossly hot and since it's been so for a few days now it's begun to make me have more trouble sleeping and I woke up about 4 times last night going between being too hot, and then cold when the fan was directly on me, and then hot again. As a result I am sleepy and I think I'm going to have a lot of work to get through being that it was a long weekend so there was an extra day for stuff to pile up.

I seriously need to get packing. I'm going to try do do fall/winter clothes this week and just move them over because meh, I wont need them for a while and I need to move some stuff out of the way. I don't want to move anything valuable since I'm not actually living in the apartment for a little while longer, I just want to move small stuff that I can keep out of sight in the apartment but that I won't be needing here for the next month. Oh and my parents just bought a new car which, lucky for me, has a lot of storage space so I'll be able to move some stuff easily in there :)

Pirates of the Caribbean 2 is out this week! I'm seeing it on Saturday :D
elizalavelle: (River can't stop the signal)
Hee I just got back from the charity screening of Serenity! I am SO glad I went to this. I even won one of the prizes after the movie!

My write-up is behind the cut, there are spoilers for the Big Damn Movie ;)

can't take the sky from me )

This has been a great week actually. I got to see Tamara Podemski in concert and got to see Serenity on the big screen. What more could a litlte fan girl wish for ;)

Random moments of today:

"Ummm did we just have a creepy CSI moment?"

Joanna is clearly my boss for a reason.

"INVERSE"

mmm chocolate boulder
elizalavelle: (River can't stop the signal)
What Your Soul Really Looks Like

You are quite expressive and thoughtful. You see the world in a way that others are blind to.

You are a very grounded, responsible, and realistic person. People may not want to hear the truth from you, but they're going to get it.

You believe that people see you for how you are, not how you look. But deep down, you know that's not exactly true.

Your near future is still unknown, and a little scary. You'll get through wild times - and you'll textually enjoy it.

For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.


Neat.


And for anyone who doesn't know TOMORROW is the charity screening of Serenity here in TO. They still have tickets left, so go and buy, I may have to buy an extra for another shot at those door prizes ;)

http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/

Jo's coming with me and she's a Firefly fan! I'd forgotten that she's seen pretty much everything ;) well everything good anyways. So she'll get the story which is fab :D
elizalavelle: (LM night sky)
Well, I've been having fun looking up 90210 stuff on youtube.com. I'm going to have to buy those dvds eventually. Hello Ebay :) I cannot believe that the studio didn't get them out faster. They're losing so much money by not buying the rights to the songs that they need. Also how addictive is youtube once you get going on that site. I've been watching fun clips like woah.

Sarah Slean has added another show this summer, July 19th in Huntsville. It's a Wednesday and out of town so that's totally out of the question for me. I'm still hoping that we get a random TO show this summer as well :)

It's the Serenity charity screening in TO this Saturday! (www.canadianbrowncoats.com) I can't wait to see it on the big screen again! I have no brown coat... but perhaps I'll go for my brown sweater or something, must be in theme somewhat.

I think that's it for tonight, I'm off to freak myself out with some Xfiles and then go to sleep. Although last night was the ep Paper Hearts and I think that was a two parter that was more sweet than scary...
elizalavelle: (Default)
Total randomness from the weekend:

There are some calling card ads up in the Yonge/Bloor station which advertise the cities you could call and New York and Sudbury are both in really large print and right next to each other. It squicks me out. One of my most favourite places next to one of my least favourite places.

and in gross news on the way out of the bus station after seeing Nomi onto her bus I was walking through the other bus lineups and thought I saw some guy pouring a coke on the ground while he was in line, which was odd. Then I realized he was vomiting, a LOT, as in could have filled a bucket amount. I felt badly for him because that's a crappy way to feel when you're travelling, but I had sympathy for the poor people in line around this guy.

I am getting very excited for the Serenity screening at the end of the month :)

Starbucks makes Molasses Crinkle cookies (although they call them 'Molasses Ginger') whatever, those are some of my very favourite cookies that I need to learn how to bake. Also I want to get the recipe my grandma used for her chocolate chip cookies but I think that's one that is just to the ages, so I'll have to experiment for that.

Apparently Everclear have a new song called "Hater" out now. Those guys amuse me.

I'm not enjoying the insane amount of realitity tv that's on in the summer season. I'm just going to watch DVDs until next fall lol.

Bedtime
elizalavelle: (Serenity fun m/i dance)
I've had such a fun weekend! Hanging out with Jo yesterday and then today I met up with [livejournal.com profile] star_material for lunch and it's so nice to meet up with LJ friends :) Also it's fun to have another person to gush about all things VM related lol. And soon Firefly/Serenity ;)

Oh I'm going to start doing some friends only posts to give away my stuff as I get closer to moving (starting tonight) so be sure to sign in. I have SO much stuff that I just can't move and I'm already going to need to get storage space for my books, that's my luxury, everything else must go :)

Office work is making me crave excercise lately. That's my goal for after moving, at least buy some work out DVDs and get on that. I'm not a gym person but I need to be moving more than I am now. Walking is great and I've been totally on track with that this past week :)

It's also getting to be yardsale season. I'm looking out for fun apartment things. Mostly storage space for books and dvds. Thus far I've just seen people selling a lot of kids stuff, toys and clothes. Not so much for me. Viv when's the big sale on your street? I liked that one. Too bad you're not selling your old furniture this year lol.
elizalavelle: (Serenity poster)
Just finished rewatching Serenity. I came into this fandom totally backwards so this was the first time I watched the movie after seeing and falling in love with Firefly. How much more painful is that movie when you love the characters before it even starts? Joss Whedon is just fantastic... can I say this enough? Nope don't think so. Once we get passed the genius writing part I also love that he takes the time to every so often post on Whedonesque. He may be rich and famous and yet he still takes the time to stop by and see what his fans are up to and to drop a hello note. Awesome. But for tonight, just so much Firefly/Serenity love. I love the world he created there... I so wish he could have had more seasons to work with that idea because it was just so solid. Hullo FOX, thanks for not getting it, you have further confirmed that you are idiots. I just don't see how anyone who had the access to the scripts for the first season and who knew the plot arcs could not get it...

that rant could go on for a while... so moving on:

Hehe on WaT this week (I think this week) the guest star played Saffron on Firefly. Perhaps I can enjoy the episode.... go guest stars, save the show! If it's the infamous kitten episode I may indeed laugh myself silly. We go from great television to television that has the oddest writing I've seen on a series that is still on the air. Honestly, the writers have very little consistancy, some weeks I'm surprised they manage to keep the characters names straight. The worst problem that is driving me crazy right now is the Martin drug addiction storyline... beyond it being predictable... how is he addicted one week, and then fine the next episode, then freaking out the next week and then totally fine again...? Now, I personally have not had a pain killer addiction but I do not believe they give you weeks off in your cravings for the drugs. Seriously, a little continuity, it's a main plot arc for the season, you'd think that perhaps they'd have a chart or something in the offices so that every writer knows the stories that are supposed to be taking place in the background.

I'd really like Joss Whedon to come back to television.... I love that he's doing movies, and for sure I'll be seeing them... but he excells in the television art form and seeing the growth in his three shows, what the man would come up with if he had the chance for another show... I just think it would certainly be worth watching... unlike most tv this year which has made me not watch tv much at all.... which is for the best, I don't even think I want cable when I move out anymore... what a change from a year ago lol.
elizalavelle: (TWoP VM)
Gah, I just read the TWoP recap of Serenity, I hadn't had the time to do it last week when it was posted. Seriously, first purchase when I get paid and after I pay some bills... Serenity. That's it. I just bawled through the review. Oh Joss, I hate you and love you. One of the best writers ever and I love that this movie is still winning all sorts of awards and such and being recognized for the greatness it is.

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