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25 January 2007 @ 12:33 am
Calling all Browncoats...  
If I knew how to post over at Whedonesque and other critical sites, I would. Therefore, I'll kindly ask that this gets posted on appropriate sites by someone who knows how to do it.

Thanks to the fascinating evening I had not long ago with a gaggle of Browncoats, I was talked into watching the Firefly series. I had already seen Serenity and figured I would just see more of the same with the series. I couldn't have been more wrong. The series captivated my attention, emotion, and imagination on an epic scale. I actually got to know the characters, Joss, and Tim very well through watching the series. I must proudly confess, I am now a Browncoat.

A gentleman that I met the evening of the Browncoat Backup Bash named Ray H. (I'll keep his last name private in case he's a secret agent of some sort) sent me the Firefly series, the behind-the-scenes "making of" fan DVD, and the soundtrack. I couldn't possibly thank him enough. I've just finished the last episode only 20 minutes ago and I'm experiencing a myriad of emotions, but sadness would be at the forefront because I no longer have more new episodes to look forward to. I just hate how the general public or the flawed Neilsen ratings system can be the achilles heel in such a brilliant series like this one. There is a greater part of the modern world that doesn't know what it's missing by Firefly.

I could go on and on about Joss and Tim, but I think my favorite thing about their writing is the inherently flawed characters that drive this show. I love that there is so much weakness, waffling, and hesitation in each one of them. I completely identify with those characters and I am now wishing I had a relationship with Joss because I would seriously invest the next five to ten years of my life in the next show of his. If I knew the man, I would certainly tell him so. Who knows what the future holds? But, if destiny lands me on one of his next creations, I'll be in a literal actor's heaven. I wish more showrunners could take a page out of Joss' book and really work the art of writing a true character-driven show. Look up "character-driven" in the dictionary and there's a picture of wide-eyed Joss giving everyone the finger.

I was very intrigued how so many intelligent, articulate, snarky, and downright funny people could love a show so much. It was actually meeting the people who adore the show that drove me to find out just why they are so passionate about it. I have watched the series. I now know. Enough said.

I am completely honored to be called an honorary BDH. Thanks to Ray and all the other Browncoats for showing me something I needed to see.

Michael Muhney (a.k.a. future regular on Joss' next show)
die young and save yourself: firefly - special hellfallen_wiccan on January 25th, 2007 09:05 am (UTC)
that was so sweet, glad you're joining our bandwagon

PS tell Sean Harry he'll love it even more hehe and who knows may ask you to firefly/serenity events after Breakout which would be amazing
Fanney: vampeddangerous_47 on January 25th, 2007 09:14 am (UTC)
Hee. That post is brilliant. :)

You in a Joss show would be like...hehe.

I love Joss's stuff and the people he works with/has worked with. *sigh* I miss Buffy and Firefly. :(

I was a little late on the Firefly thing myself, but I blame living on an island in the atlantic ocean on that one at least a little bit.

Maybe you should just watch Dr. Who (not the old one, the new one from 2005), it's not a Joss thing (duh) but it's kinda familiar at times.

In one ep. in ses. 2 there was totally Firefly-ish music. Heh. I kept thinking Firefly while watching it.

Ses. 3 starts later this year. Have to wait months. :( *sigh*

It's a british thing though, but I think it's on DVD's and stuff. lol. I think they've only shown ses. 1 in the U.S.
~Jia~: FF all gonna diesecretbutterfly on January 25th, 2007 10:12 am (UTC)
They just got done showing season 2 on the SciFi channel a month or two ago and the dvds for it came out last week. :-)
I had to look online to see the christmas special, though.
(no subject) - dangerous_47 on January 25th, 2007 10:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
Rach: Firefly - Simon/Kaylee (kissing)naughtyelf on January 25th, 2007 09:22 am (UTC)
Fantastic news! I've posted it over at Whedonesque, I'm sure everybody will be as thrilled to read about it as I am!

For that, you get extra Jaffa Cakes at Breakout :D
Rach: Firefly - Kaylee (miss those days)naughtyelf on January 25th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
And the Whedonesque boss folks are being lobbied to hook you up with a membership, too. :)
(no subject) - sorchasilver on January 25th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
The Other Crazy French Chick: FIREFLY wash dinosaurs grrhobbitofkobol on January 25th, 2007 09:22 am (UTC)
it's difficult to explain to someone why you love Firefly until they watch it hehe
it's one of the two Sci-Fi shows that I like</i> love (the other one being Battlestar Galactica)
Jimmy Petstore: firefly | riversnoopypez on January 25th, 2007 09:40 am (UTC)
Considering Joss looooves your show so much, there should be no problem getting you onto his next. ;)

Which would be AWESOME. Oh, Firefly. How I wish there were more.
Fellow Earthling: FF awesome:emmiegrayemmiegray on January 25th, 2007 09:47 am (UTC)
It's nice to get validation from someone in the business. Many's the time I've felt like I'm 'lunatic fringe' material when trying to explain the brilliance of the show. Doesn't stop me, but positive feedback is nice.

Looking forward to your future career!
(very happy with the current one as well, but you in a Joss vehicle...wow!)

So, fave eppy?
Peachpeachpastiche on January 25th, 2007 09:56 am (UTC)
You're my hero.

No rly, you should totally follow in Joss' footsteps. He sees something he loves, and figures out how he can get involved. <3 See his cameo in your show and the comic book series Runaways. Plus, having you in the Jossverse would be like, sex on wheels.
whoinvitedyou_x on January 25th, 2007 10:00 am (UTC)
did you cry when wash died in serenity? if you didn't..you have no soul.
outoftime: VM // Michael Muhney is a Big Damn Hero!outoftime on January 25th, 2007 10:05 am (UTC)
Yay! I think I speak for everyone when I say, we knew you'd love it. :)
Just me: Vmars - take that : ?girlyouknew on January 25th, 2007 10:07 am (UTC)
I am so glad to hear this! It's great when people discover something they can love so much.
~Jia~: Fresno Browncoats logo iconsecretbutterfly on January 25th, 2007 10:07 am (UTC)
Dude. You win at life. I'm so glad you enjoyed the show! Whatever Joss' next show is you hsould be on it. Because you are teh awesome and good people. (Oh, and a good actor. Duh.)
I adore the last episode but can't watch it very often because I cry whenever I watch it because I know there isn't anymore.
I wish more show-runners could be like Joss and Tim and that their shows wouldnt keep getting cancelled by FOX.
Anyway, you are so totally an honorary BDH. Trust me man, for showing up that night you got many a Browncoats' loyalty for life, mine included. (Even though I'd just gotten on the bus back to the hotel when my friend texted me that you were there. ARGH!)
K. gonna stop rambling now and jsutreiterate that I'm so excited you're a browncoat now. (Now you just gotta convert the rest of the VMars cast and crew...right?) ;-)
Angeliteangelite on January 25th, 2007 10:15 am (UTC)
Welcome to our world, Michael :)

I think Joss is busy with Wonder Woman right now, so put that bandanna on and send in an audition tape.
ccke: Firefly mal shinyccke on January 25th, 2007 10:27 am (UTC)
I'm gonna second that previous reply: ask Sean Harry if you can come to Infinity :)
wow, sarcasm! that's original!: vmhrlo on January 25th, 2007 10:34 am (UTC)
Ooh, sucking up to the future boss already, eh? ;) Glad to see you're officially a convert! You'll definitely get some lovin' in the Whedon community already, especially given your fantabulousness (it is so a word!) at the Flanvention Backup Bash.

Firefly truly is a work of art, and it's a tragedy that it never made it past 14 episodes. It's lovely to still see it being promoted, and getting new viewers converted, though! Will the Sheriff be forcing cast and crew to watch it too...? ;)

P.S. Yeah, Joss totally should give you a call for a role in his next project! How does Wonder Woman sound to you? ;)
Natatree Darling.: firefly: lololololnatatree on January 25th, 2007 11:02 am (UTC)
you are made of awesome.
Leish: take my loveleishpod on January 25th, 2007 11:33 am (UTC)
just when I think I couldn't love you any damn more... :)

I'm so glad you loved the show, honestly - I've never introduced anyone to it that didn't love it, and then hate me for bringing them such a beautiful thing, and then taking it away. Joss is fantastic, an absolute genius, and a lovely human being, I hope you get to meet him sometime soon and share the love (maybe you can get a part on Tim Minear's new show, Drive? or, I bet you'd make a great Wonder Woman :P)

I was one of the lucky/unlucky few at the browncoat backup bash, I flew over from Australia, (and was the one telling you to come over and visit us!) (and thanks for the hugs, by the way) I think I ended up getting to speak to you (however incoherantly) more than any of the firefly cast, for some weird reason (and I meant to say, awesome jacket.). At the time I'd only seen bits and pieces of VM season 1 due to it being shown at odd times here - since then I have bought seasons 1 and 2, (I'm anxiously awaiting season 2 from Amazon as I type)

Thanks Michael, you coming out and partying with us meant a lot, it really did. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Bekkibekscilla on January 25th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, channel 10 has been an ass with VM. Amazon is my saviour when it comes to tv shows (amongst other things). I'm tired of chasing stuff all over the schedule.

Thank *you* Leish for encouraging Michael to come out here! That would rock :)

soundingsea: firefly - big damn heroessoundingsea on January 25th, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)
Ooh, I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed Firefly. It's truly something special, I agree. Here's hoping that you get to work with Joss in the future!
Green Queen: SereniFly: Zoe Soldiergreen_queen on January 25th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
Well, yeah. Now start finding out how horrendously Fox treated it and you'll understand the reasons we're so passionate :)
(Anonymous) on January 25th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
Glad You're A Browncoat
I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the show as much as we do. I can't thank you enough for showing up at the Browncoat Back-up Bash. Oh, and I love Veronica Mars hope for many more seasons!
(Anonymous) on January 25th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
Ringing endorsement
You were so kind to come out that evening that I'm very glad you got your reward by discovering what a good good show it is.
I might be going down, but I'm not set yet.: FF- Mal is hot?seedyapartment on January 25th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
It's absolutely true. Everythign about that show owns all, and Joss is nothing less than a genius. The characters, the comedy, the plots that you didn't think anyone would actually have the courage to do.

Welcome to the Browncoats.
snake eyes and deja vu: sunsorchasilver on January 25th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
If I knew how to post over at Whedonesque and other critical sites, I would.

If you would like to join the membership at Whedonesque, one of the mods has posted to say "We'll gladly hook him up with an account if he drops at line at contact [at] whedonesque.com".

Ethereal Clarity: to awesomeetherealclarity on January 25th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
Joss truly is the master at a character-driven show. I'm amazed that you pinpointed exactly what I loved so much about Firefly. Or at least the driving force :)

And I agree with everyone who said that having you on a Joss show would be [insert word of awesomeness here].
filmtxfilmtx on January 25th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
I just hate how the general public or the flawed Neilsen ratings system can be the achilles heel in such a brilliant series like this one.

Preachin' to the VM choir, here, Michael. I've never seen Firefly. I'll have to Netflix it.

Good to see you'll be in the next episode. Hope your injury is healing well.
anifsemajanifsemaj on January 25th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Wonderful to hear you were intrigued enough to find out what being an HBDH meant! And as I said before, I think the title is richly deserved.

I also hope you'll be a regular on Joss' next show.

Welcome to the fold!
Aelora: kaylee omgaelora on January 25th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
Wooohooo!! Another convert! :P

Seriously, for only being 14 episodes long, I will *always* consider Firefly to be the best series out there. It even rivals Buffy and Angel for me. It's my love of Joss' writing that drew me to VM, just because the style was so very similar. But really, no one beats Joss.

And here's me crossing my fingers that you do get a chance to be in a Joss series someday!! *crosses fingers*