Companion (Books)
Monday, October 26, 2009

Ah, I have all three now, the two from the series AND the one for the movies.

Now if only I had some time to sit down and flip through them. Maybe in additional to Castle watching on hulu tomorrow, I'll spend an hour or three on them.

Speaking of which, my copy of Heat Wave should arrive tomorrow or Wednesday... Maybe I can read it Sunday.


Thursday, October 29, 2009 2:33 AM


LOL! Thanks for that link 'Sky! I hadn't heard that one! heheheh

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 2:46 PM


Hey hey, I laughed and I cried, I laughed and I cried, I laughed and I cried.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 11:56 AM


Byte: Monkeys write it, on big old typewriters. Terrifyin' space monkeys. All of it. I got no idea where it comes from. Big empty white space. Horror vacui. Now I'm getting silly, so...thanks.

Also, I have no idea where poetry may be posted. I posted some River-ish stuff a while back under "fic", but other than filk, your guess is as good as mine.

Here's a catchy one, please don't watch the accompanying anime whether you like anime or hate it (this particular one, Last Exile, happens to be excellent as anime goes) because there's teh spoilahz.

2x2: Kaylee's a poet and she don't know it. :) Maybe she'll post some in blue sun...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1:36 AM


I've never personally come across anything canon to state that Simon knew Inara before the series... though I've certainly not read everything everywhere there is to read.

As a fanfic idea, I can deal with it, but as canon, I don't like it. Can't say why, it just bugs me :o)

You'll get a lot of different definitions of what Filk is... generally speaking, the most common definition in my experience is writing new lyrics to an existing song (and performing it). It's popular with sci-fi convention goers (among many others). They are often cleverly written and humorous, though not always. I'm trying to think of some good examples... Five Years by Tom Smith, sung to 'One Week' by the Bare Naked Ladies comes to mind as one of my favourites, (fun video here:

if you're a fan of Babylon5 at all...) There's a ton of lyrics that were written by Lux Lucre that you can see here:
I'm sure there's others, but that should give you a bit of an example :o)

@AnotherSky: Bwah!!! Awesome! Truly brilliant! :oD

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 6:07 PM


Have I ever mentioned how much I like your poetry? 'Cause it's true. Your writing too, both.

How does the Blue Sun Room work for poetry, anyway? Does poetry go under the Filk section? I don't even know what Filk MEANS, notoriously incapable of writing poetry myself, but I think it goes there.

I got to "Shindig" tonight. There is a lot of content in these books. Lots of behind the scenes stuff, fun stuff. Still haven't confirmed the Simon and Inara thing. Shame, now I have to put them up and get started on my Halloween comic. Oh well.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 5:26 PM


/Found on the back of a capissen 38 advertisement torn out of a used parts catalogue, year 2518/

O Captain, my Captain
My cheer never dies
So I tell you the truth--
You’ve donned quite the disguise.
The look that you’ve got
Will fool them right through
And the low –downed-est scoundrel
Never tell that it’s you
We might even get paid
Before we get caught.
You’re a grumpy old man
That to tell them I ought
But your looks they can change
And my laugh never lies,
When I tell them my Captain
Turned Ol’ Puppy Eyes!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 12:01 PM


Verbal phonetic gasp! Not Mr. Mon Keyes!

The books were like ten dollars a piece on Amazon. There might have been a special deal, but it was pretty excellent.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:10 AM


Byte: You wanna take this outside? huh? Huh? I loved that sock like it was my very own. I have my eye on your CAR KEYS.

2X2: Well. :) I had to call him SOMETHING. Have you not read byte's odes?
I too drool over the possibility of having them(the books, not the puppy eyes or the hypothetical companions). by any means. thus the post.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 7:53 AM


You might be thinking of Clio's "Something to Think On," where Gabriel Tam pays for a Companion who turns out to be Inara's mother... Though, even if you're not, the idea has been around for a while, and no one seems to be quite sure where it comes from. In a thread a while back, I swore up and down it was in the commentary for Out of Gas... Nope.

I'm almost sure that I've heard it from an official source though, I just can't remember who it was or where.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 7:32 AM


Byte, I'm pretty sure the idea of Simon knowing Inara before Serenity comes from a fan fic, although I can't remember where! Something about his father having paid for a Companion to be his 'first', and it turning out to be Inara. There is also a suggestion that they are closer in Better Days, the comic book continuation, but that's taken as meaning he is helping her deal with whatever the illness is that she is apparently suffering from.

Still, you will 'love' the Companions - they are really excellent!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 4:12 AM


AnotherSky: So it's a thieving war you want, is it? I just stole your pen, and a couple of socks out of your laundry. You will never see them again. Mwahaha. Also, the titular confusion was fully intentional.

2x2: Yeah, it's good to finally have them. I've been using the Serenity RPG manual for all my research, and I've heard it's not confirmed canon yet. Plus there's been a few things that people told me I ought to look up in them. One thing I will try to confirm is the unsourced speculation I've heard that Simon knew Inara before Serenity somehow.

I will keep in mind your suggestion for Heat Wave. :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 3:22 AM


LMAO @ 'Ol' Puppy Eyes' Bwahahahaha!!

Those books are great, Byte... I haven't even gone through them from start to finish, but just for some of the pictures of the props alone, they were worth the buy. And then there's all the other stuff, pictures, scripts, etc. etc. You will enjoy them!

Heat Wave I found okay... I've definitely read better (and on this site!) and found it a bit short for the hefty price tag ($26 bucks in the Great White North) but it works best as a companion piece to Castle, especially when you sit there and imagine what Castle was thinking when he wrote it - and what Beckett was thinking when she read it! ;o)

Monday, October 26, 2009 9:11 PM


Originally I was confused: Book has a Companion?

My mistake.

Now my question is, where do you live that I may quietly burgle? You don't need them while watching Ol' Puppy Eyes...


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