A bizarre blow indeed
Sunday, January 25, 2009

"It was a bizarre blow to have a story in your head and suddenly not get to tell it." - Joss Whedon on Firefly's cancellation.

Maybe it's just me. I've taken part in three Firefly RPs over on Every single one has failed. The first because the Storycrafter for the RP faded. He had a great opening, but no follow up.

The second failed because the Storycrafter who crated it had no game. He was running an in-character chat more than an actual game. That is entirely do-able to a point.

The third... that was fairly excruciating, actually. I wasn't the SC on record, but I was one of three people running it, and by the end I wasn't a co-SC so much as a referee. When it gets to the point that you dread going to the story site to check on updates, it's time to pull up stakes and leave. But not me. Oh no. I survived the throes of cancellation *sound of Remington shotgun slide-action* I could handle this.

I was using an altered version Marcel Cariveau from my Heartbroken Fanfic for the RP, and I had created a shepherd. I still had stories to tell for both of them. And then, one day, the opportunity to tell them was gone.

Moral of the story. Don't get attached... well, not TOO attached to anything the networks do. Any of the networks.

Since Firefly was canceled, I've done whatever I can to recreate the shine, to bring the 'verse back within my reach. Yeah, I'm still attached. I always will be. Because there are still stories to tell.

Because it really was a very, very bizarre blow.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:50 AM


Interesting,I think you summed it up rather nicely,there are stories still to be told.Something bout the show touched me and its a part of me now:)

Sunday, January 25, 2009 10:39 AM


I hope you've been talking to the "Gorram Fox" contingent around here. They should hear that.


Sunday, January 25, 2009 10:33 AM


You bring back an old truism I learned, by heart, as a theatre student:

" Always be ready to kill your own baby."

No matter how nifty, how perfect, an idea of your own may have to be sacrificed, often to no higher a standard than that it doesn't fit with what the rest of the group plans to do.

So ya mustn't be too attached to any idea or it'll break your heart. Sometimes you can be so right, and the opposition so wrong, that you have to fight for your idea, but if you lose, you still have to bury the dead and leave them behind, move on to the next battle.


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