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02 November 2005 @ 08:04 pm
Fandomosity: Jossverse (BDM, BtVS), Potterisms (GOF)  
-♠- All Slayin' All The Time: Buffy is voted the third greatest Fantasy Hero of all time, The Terminstor was named second and Harry Potter takes first place in the greatest fantasy hero of all time (which isn't a surprise, of course). Though Buffy being part of the voting is pretty incredible.

-♠- "Is River Gonna Hafta Cut A Bitch?": Universal has set out the official date for the Serenity DVD release (December 20th) as well as a preview for the coverart of the DVD and the menus. In my personal opinion, the coverart is too crammed with images (some of which aren't Serenity related), the coloring is a bit off and it just seems too.....blah crowded with spoilers. But that's my personal views; it's isn't horrible per se, just not how I imagined the Serenity DVD to look like. I think there should be minimal images to give that mysterious-look yet still have that "ooh, shiny!" reaction (having one of the international posters, for example, would be perfect). Over a WHEDONesque there was an explosion of comments on the coverart, which provoked the petition to have the coverart changed. Whether you like it or dislike it, it doesn't matter anyway because --- OMG, Big Damn Movie is coming out on Big Damn DVD!!

-♠- Serenity, Now!: In addition to that, you can pre-order your copy of Serenity off of Amazon now. Go, go, go! Pre-order several you know you want to if you can!

-♠- Recruiting Browncoats: Pastor James of Mars Hill Church talks and praises Serenity on his podcast, to which is a very interesting review of the film (and he talks some about Buffy and Angel, along with a timeline of Joss Whedon's career). Overall he loves the movie, but has a major problem with the lack of faith presented in the film (according to him, that is), and discusses the differences between the loss of spirituality (Mal) and the gaining of selfish faith (the Operative), and the loss of morality (the entire tale as a whole) and the gaining of faith in whatever you need, without knowing the absolute truth. I have differing opinions to counter his opinions, but that's just my reaction. Joss created a very complex world, and I'm glad there's different views on all sides.

-♠- Gorrammtastic: An article, Serenity Visual Production And Post In Depth, gives the technical-talk and lowdown on how to make Serenity the visual beauty it was on the Big Screen --- including the adding in and tweaking of effects and so forth.

-♠- Rockin' The House at Hogwarts: Professor Filius Flitwick rides in the crowd wave. I kid you not, my friends. An interview broadcast on BBC4 this evening there was a segment featuring the Yule Ball of Goblet of Fire where Professor Flitwick rides on the wave of people in the crowd while the Weird Sisters (featuring Jarvis Cocker) play their tunes. And yes, there are screencaps. Amazingly frightening, yet looks like an almighty fine shindig to me!
 
 
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amandamorbidmuse on November 3rd, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)
Wow. That cover art looks crazy! Why does Summer look like... not herself? And why is Mal depicted so small? But whatever! At least it is coming out soon.
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 4th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC)
I know, huh? And, from an artistic point of view, the blending is all off and the images don't coincide with each other --- and Summer/River's eyes are metallic-blue for some odd reason. While I know it's what's inside that counts (because OMG, Serenity DVD!! :D), after attending my mass media class last semester...it's the pretty shiny that attracts consumers; if it looks interesting and appealing, they'll look into it. If not, if it looks cheesy and too overdone, they'll bypass it completely. And if we all want that Big Damn Sequel the DVD sales are the biggie thing!

Eh. Take it or leave it with the coverart, I'm still pre-ordering the damn thing. Because....SERENITY IS COMING OUT ON THE 20TH OF DECEMBER! What a shiny Christmas treat! ♥
amandamorbidmuse on November 4th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
I totally understand about the cover art issue. Honestly, they is the reason it is an issue. I don't care what the cover looks like, I'm still going to buy it. I just want to make sure other people buy it too. I want that BDS!

And yes, just in time for the holiday season. (Although I'm Jewish so no Christmas Tree here.)
Jbeauty_awake on November 3rd, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
dec 20th!!!!! JUST IN TIME FOR ME TO GET A COPY UNDER MY CHRISTMAS TREE! (it will be hard to resist) or for me to purchase cheaply on Boxing Day! Do you have Boxing Day down there?
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 4th, 2005 10:04 am (UTC)
Boxing Day? Um, I don't really know. I think so, though I don't necessarily pay attention even IF I'm looking at my calender. *g*
Jbeauty_awake on November 4th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
Trust me then you don't have it. We Canadians go CRAZY!! shopping. Everything is half off or something % off and we buy buy buy like mad banchi's!! With all our Christmas money. More people get up early like 6am to get a crack at like Future Shop or BestBuy.

I am hoping Serenity will on the % off list.