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Coincidental find at Bed Bath & Beyond
Saturday, June 4, 2005

I was walking through a local Bed Bath and Beyond and I found this Serenity plaque. It measures about 8" square and cost under $10.


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Saturday, June 4, 2005 12:15 PM

STAGGERLY


Wow! And that's the Firefly font, isn't it? What the heck's going on there!

Saturday, June 4, 2005 2:00 PM

LHOWARD


There were a number of others: "peace", "charity", "love", etc... The glyph on it isn't the same as is in the official movie logo, I suspect these are in Japanese and not Chinese. On the box it indicates it is from the "Black Asian Squares" series by Michael Alan Designs. It does almost seems too conicidental.

Saturday, June 4, 2005 5:54 PM

CSTEINME


>>The glyph on it isn't the same as is in the official movie logo<<

That's the original Firefly glyph for Serenity. It is the symbol for "An", which means peaceful or serenity.

http://www.cafepress.com/11thhourart/493312


Interestingly enough, my middle son's name is ANTON. So when I was looking online for the Chinese characters for his name, that symbol always came up first. I think it's cool that he's got that special connection to our beloved show.

Saturday, June 4, 2005 6:02 PM

CSTEINME


Sorry, meant to add these links too. They have more information on that particular character.

http://www.euroasiasoftware.com/english/chinese/characters/ursprungeng.html
A history of this particular glyph can be found here - it's the 4th one down on the chart.

http://www.zhongwen.com/d/166/x119.htm
Various chinese words with this glyph as the first character.

Saturday, June 4, 2005 7:24 PM

SHINYHAPPYKLIN


I saw this there as well, and held it up for my husband while I tried not to squeal uncontrollably like the little fangirl I am...

Yeah, I was disappointed that it wasn't the same glyph, but it's the same font!!!

the whole "correct" glyph thing is probably the only thing that keeps me from getting a tat of it...however, I think the movie logo is getting higher and higher on my "to do as a tattoo" list...


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Coincidental find at Bed Bath & Beyond
I was walking through a local Bed Bath and Beyond and I found this Serenity plaque. It measures about 8" square and cost under $10.