How to upset your friends
Thursday, February 2, 2006


I'm slightly nervous now.

I recently lent my spare FF boxset to a work colleague. He watched the whole thing in two days, loved it, now he wants to see the BDM when it's released on Feb 27. All shiny so far.

Here's the problem - his favourite character is Wash. Thinks he's a comic genius, best thing in the show. Oh no! Now I'm thinking he's going to come away hating the BDM 'cause Wash gets Whedonized.

What should I do - warn him in advance that not everybody makes it, or what?

Anyway, back to the black. Payin' work to be done.


Thursday, February 2, 2006 11:34 AM


Hey, that's what good movies and all good stories are about: creating emotion. I was totally speechless when I watched the BDM and saw Wash go. But that's what makes it so amazing. I was really sitting there, thinking: he can't be gone for good. In a normal movie he would have come back, somehow.

No, you should not warn your friend at all. Just let it happen to him. It is such a point where the story jumps into your face and says: here, see how real I am, you can feel me and I almost rip your heart out...*shiver*

Thursday, February 2, 2006 10:05 AM


I hate spoilers! ie DONT TELL 'im. It's always best ( I think) to do as hera said and let the movie speak for itself.

Thursday, February 2, 2006 9:24 AM


Urk. I mean dilemma. Yeah. That.

Thursday, February 2, 2006 9:21 AM


In my opinion, it would be best to not over-orchestrate your friends expectations. Just let the movie stand on it's own merits.

I also wouldn't tell him about Wash, it may just ruin the viewing for him -- he'll be a wreck going into it, and won't be able to relax and enjoy it. (I'm projecting here, I think that's how I would have reacted.) Let him find out the way we all did.

We survived, and he will too.

I do feel for your situation, though. It's a tricky ethical delimma!


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