Quote of the day: “Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.” ~George Carlin
Song of the day: “Baker Baker” by Tori Amos
State of mind: easily distracted
Don’t have much to say other then Happy Shortest Day of Winter. Or, Happy Panicked Last Shopping Days of the Holiday Season!
I am having trouble thinking of a good gift for my mother. What do you get someone that doesn’t have any real hobbies or interests other then doing crossword puzzles and smoking? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
And not to harp on one particular subject on this, my blog, but in Serenity news…
Recently there was an article in Entertainment Weekly (pg 22) and it said this:
..."Alas, Whedon's fond memories are also tainted by Serenity's status as a franchise nonstarter; despite Universal's best marketing efforts, the film only mustered $25 million. (Me here- that figure is domestic only. It’s still playing overseas.) "In the end, it was what it was: a tough sell," says Whedon, adding that it appears that the Firefly saga has reached its conclusion. He has no regrets and he is moving on..." --- Jeff Jensen
As expected, the BBs where all the fans are went a little nuts, as did the blogs.
Luckily, the fellas behind the Big Damn Movie are somewhat tech savvy and they posted this response:
All right, now I have to jump in and set the record straight. EW is a fine rag, but they do take things out of context. Obviously when I said I had 'closure', what I meant was "I hate Serenity, I hated Firefly, I think my fans are stupid and Nathan Fillion smells like turnips." But EW's always got to put some weird negative spin on it. But so we're clear once and for all: If you read a quote saying "I'd love to do more in this 'verse with these actors in any medium" all I'm saying is that Nathan has a turnipy odor. It's not his fault, he doesn't eat a lot of them but everyone else in the cast noticed it and tht's not really something I'm prepared to deal with any more. And Jewel said outright she wouldn't do scenes with him except stuff like the SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER funeral scene which was outside in a high SPOILER wind. So if I do manage to find another incarnation for my beloved creation, it will have been totally against my will.
I hope that clears everything up. Oh, and when I say I want to do a Spike movie, it means I have a bunion on my toe.
-joss (by which I mean Tim)
(no, actually me.)
And more from the man himself about the release of the BDM yesterday: (the one you all ran out and bought or rented, right?)
Yes, gentle viewers (and rough, burly viewers) (and viewers who are mostly gentle and kind and then one day WHAM! homicidal rage), it's officially 'SERENITY comes out on DVD' day. Last night as we slept, Santa rode around in his sleigh and delivered shiny, odd-looking DVD's to all the good video stores (The naughty video stores got [insert movie you hate to complete witticism]). Everyone's buying copies, the Whos down in Whoville are all joining hands and singing, the President has declared a National Holiday for himelf lasting four months (again) and all is right with the world except for war and famine and stuff like that. But let's not dwell. What I'm excited about isn't just that fans get their copies, or that the people who decided to wait till vid will pick it up. What I'm excited about is someone who has no idea what SERENITY is getting so bored they decide to give it a shot. When I worked in a video store centuries ago, my favorite moment ever was seeing a young girl watching the monitor where we'd thrown up "Holy Grail" and pulling at her mom's sleeve laughing, saying "Look, mommy, they're using coconuts!" Ahh, the classics.
All I can do is hope the stores display our little film proudly, and that we manage, in our own small way, to sell five hundred billion copies in the first twelve minutes. Reach for the stars, kids. Barring that, I hope that some day a small child will be tugging on a sleeve and saying "Look, Mommy, the intransigent moral rectitude of the antagonist's world view renders him humble to the point of arrogance!" Kids are so cute.
Well, no news to give you; just wanted to take a moment to be with my peeps on this auspicious day. Have fun. You've earned it. Most of you. some of you are just cruising by on other people's hard funwork. You think I don't know!?! But let's not dwell.
Angel quote of the day:
Spike: Sex with robots is more common than most people think.