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I am now up to speed. I have seen all of the Firefly episodes, and I just got home from watching Serenity the movie. Wow that was a fun movie! Especially since I've been intensely immersing myself in Firefly for the past month; it was great to see finally.

Of course, I'm (yet again) several months behind everybody else. All of the Serenity Spoilers are long gone from my friends page, and folks are moving on to spoil new movies that I probably won't see for another few months!

I really liked the movie -- not to mention the series. I'm glad I finally saw everything. (I'm repeating myself. And I'm spacing out on fun quotes to put here, even though I wanted to, even though we were quoting good bits to one another on the whole drive home. Guess I'm tired...)

But did anybody else think that River is totally Oasis?!
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devnul From: devnul Date: November 20th, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now you can read Serenity in 2000 Words or Less

I think River was totally Buffy. And now Joss Whedon's doing Wonder Woman. Catch a theme here? *grin*
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 21st, 2005 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
ooh, fun link, thanks!!
cannibal From: cannibal Date: November 21st, 2005 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
The 2000 words link is fun, yes, thanks.

I wrote a long response... I disagree, Buffy wasn't really as tough as Oasis or River. Buffy had some kinda magical powers conferred on her so she could fight fairly well, but otherwise was pretty sane and normal. A ditzy blonde. Oasis and River are both being ripped apart by pain in their past, stuff they can't remember (click here to read more)
devnul From: devnul Date: November 22nd, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good point, and good distinction. I was really just looking at the fact that Joss has this tendency towards acrobatically-fighting mysterious women in his shows, from Buffy to Illyria to River, without going into the depth you did. Unfortunately, I'm not a Sluggy reader, so I'd have a lot of catching up to do to understand Oasis.

However, I don't really think of Buffy as sane and normal; as the series evolved she became far less of a ditz and far more misguided and dependent on those around her.
cpip From: cpip Date: November 20th, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm. All we need is for River to have died and come back... (Which would also complete the Buffy comparisons too, now wouldn't it?)

I just caught up with Firefly and Serenity over the last month or so, myself.
cjdoyle From: cjdoyle Date: November 20th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Didn't the show *start* with River "dead in a coffin"? I'd say the death/rebirth has already been a theme for her.
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stephe From: stephe Date: November 20th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually recently decided to read Sluggy Freelance from the beginning, and I've come to the conclusion that Oasis is a incarnated video game character with multiple lives, and that the forest/former site of Dr. Steve's lab is her reset point.

That's my theory, and I'm sticking to it.
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