March 20th, 2006

Val Spring 2010

Gina Torres on Xena (LOGO channel)

Whoops. So busy trying to keep up with "Angel," I forgot all about Gina Torres showing up on the LOGO syndication run of "Xena" (not the Oxygen cable channel run) this morning at 7 am EST/6 am CST. She plays Cleopatra (which totally rocked for me!), in an episode featuring (and directed by!) Bruce Campbell.

Well, Gina will show up on "Angel" in a matter of weeks as Jasmine.
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So lost_tv was having a discussion about the whole "My fandom is . . " Icons and sayings.
I started a Firefly Response and got a touch carried away and decided to repost it here, ask others to play along and maybe someone will get inspired and make us a crop of "Fandom" Icons (I am void of talent when it comes to Icon-making.)
So here is what I have come up with this morning, Feel free to add to, comment on, critisize, steel, giggle at etc . .

My fandom is Shiny and has Big Damn Heros.
My fandom has horses AND Spaceships. (how cool is that)
My fandom has "Space Whores"
My fandom smells like Turnips.
My fandom wears no pants.
My fandom is so very pretty.
My fandom is fast like a freak. (Hrm, needed an Inara one)
My fandom means to say . . .
My fandom is the Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne.
My fandom is a leaf on the wind.
My fandom knows what going mad feels like.
My fandom has an evil laugh.
My fandom shoots politely.
My fandom brings religosity to the fuzzie-wuzzies.
My fandom has heathens aplenty.
My fandom has monastic humor.
My fandom has thrilling heroics.
My fandom was on the loosing side, but not the wrong one.
My fandom wants a slinky dress.
My fandom has a mission . . . .
My fandom makes people feel guilty and judged.
My fandom has had congress with the beast.
My fandom will burn in a very special level of hell.
My fandom integrates non-progressional evolution theory with God's creation of Eden. (Take THAT other whimpy fandoms!)
My fandom vacations on the NAKED Beach.
My fandom deals in black market beagles.
My fandom has been fired from a FRY cook opportunity.
My fandom knows that the small concealable weapons always go to the far left of the place setting.
My fandom is my kinda stupid.
My fandom asks Buddah for a pony and a plastic rocket.
My fandom wants to borrow your pen . . .
My fandom can see you . . .

and last but not least

My fandom paid money for this . . on purpose.

**EDIT** Y'all came up with so many wonderful ones I decided to add them to the body of the post as some sort of MASTER List. You keep adding, Ill keep editing them in. I think this list would be a GREAT resource for icon makers. I may also send the link to the folks at Firefly Talk Podcast for their forum Recap segment;)

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Worldcon Panel Suggestions for Firefly programming

These are very preliminary, and may not even make the cut, but here they are...

1. Why Didn't Fans Get Firefly the First Time Around?

Firefly really is the Cinderella story of SF. What went oh so wrong the first time, and how did the series overcome that?

2. Future Imperfect - Media SF Gets Grimy, Dirty and Real

The sanitized future of Star Trek seems to be a thing of the past. From Firefly/Serenity to Battlestar Galactica, grunge is in. Why do we seem to prefer our future dark, dank and just a bit decrepit?

Also, garfeimao, I gave your contact info to the programming chair for Firefly, Lost and BSG, as you requested. And colleency, I also recommended you for the Firefly panel. :>

In case anyone is wondering just what all the fuss is about, more info here.

This really is the big event for general SF, so any other Firefly programming suggestions would be welcome.