Friends Survey - Mal
Thursday, October 27, 2005

Mal responds to the email


To: Wash, Book, Zoe, Kaylee, Inara, Simon, River, Jayne

From: Mal (i.e. Your Gorram Captain)

Subject: Friends Survey

1. What is your occupation? Captain of Serenity

2. What color is your underwear? It's kind of a plaid gingham tonight, actually

3. What are you listening to right now? The air recirculator, some kind of orchestral music coming in from the hall.

4. What was the last thing you ate? Stole an extra bun after dinner (I'm captain, I'm allowed)

5. Do you wish on stars? Honestly? Wish I still could.

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Brown

7. How is the weather right now? Bit chilly. I like it.

8. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Badger. Tell you all about it in the morning.

9. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Gorramit Wash! This is the reason you sent this, right? Yes, I like you, alright. You're the nicest guy I ever got tortured with.

10. Name three things other than office supplies/computer/laptop that are on your desk right now: My pistol and holster. A pad with shipping information. My plant.

11. Favorite drink? The fine vintages produced exclusively for us by chateau Kaylee.

12. Another MIA one ... how about any tattoos? If no, do you want any and if yes, what and/or where? Every one of you except River know the answer to that. And, River, you're too gorram young to know.

13. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes. Definately didn't work as a blond. Ask Zoe.

14. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Nope.

15. Who do you think Jennifer Aniston should marry next? Huh?

16. Favorite month? . Kind of blend together for me. The cool ones, I guess.

17. Favorite food? Porterhouse steak, rare.

18. What was the last movie you watched? Reaver Madness. I must like pain more'n I thought.

19. Favorite day of the year? Unification Day. All that patriotic fervor, makes a body want to get out and do something.

20. What do you do to vent anger? Take care of the problem.

21. Favorite Toy as a child? My old telescope. I'd stay out looking at the 'verse until someone dragged me inside.

22. Fall or Spring? Fall

23. Hugs or kisses? Kisses. yeah, definately kisses

24. Cherry or Blueberry? Cherry

25. Do you want your friends to email you back? I'm really asking for it, ain't I? Go on, then.

26. Who is most likely to respond? Kaylee, not a doubt

27. Who is least likely to respond? Zoe

28. Living arrangements? My cabin and my coat. Works for me. Well, mostly.

29. Last time you cried? Can't remember.

30. What is on the floor of your closet? Spare set of boots. Pair of dress shoes from that Persephone shindig. Laundry bag.

31. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Zoe

32. What did you do last night? .Ate dinner. Argued with Simon. Argued with Jayne. Argued with Inara. Nearly argued with the Shepherd. Played checkers with River (and I'll beat her eventually)

33. Favorite smells? Leather. Horse. Incense, lately.

34. What inspires you? Everybody reading this

35. What are you afraid of? Giving up. Giving in. Living at someone else's say-so.

36. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Spicy sounds good. With a lot of onions

37. Favorite car? I like a good horse better'n a crappy car. Serenity's got'em all beat, though

38. Favorite dog breed? Mutt. good'n loyal.

39. Number of keys on your key ring? One.

40. How many years at your current address? Five plus a little.

41. Favorite day of the week? Any day when everyone's at the table healthy, when Serenity's flying smooth and we got enough to go around.

42. How many states have you lived in? Countin' during the war? Too many to say.

43. Are you happy? Right now, yes. Been a good day.

44. Where would you like to move? Forward

45. If there is another question you'd like to add ... do it here! Which of you ain't gonna faint that I answered this gorram letter? Zoe. Maybe River.


Thursday, October 27, 2005 3:41 PM


LOL, funny. I like 32 amd 45 best!

Friday, October 28, 2005 2:05 AM


I should have said that *I* was going to do this one today. <glare!>

But you did damn good with this. :) I like it. Tho he talked to Badger, eh? Hmmmm....

Friday, October 28, 2005 6:54 AM


Thanks for all the feedback, folks! You really know how to make a newbie feel welcome.

UnchartedOutlaw: Sorry 'bout that. Thought I was just being "manly and impulsive". I'd like to see your response (There are two Zoe posts out there, why not multiple Mals?)

Friday, October 28, 2005 8:15 AM


"You're the nicest guy I ever got tortured with."

cyberspace would definitely be a funnier place if our big damn heroes had email...


Friday, October 28, 2005 12:44 PM


33. Insence HAHA Like off Serenity...

Saturday, October 29, 2005 1:43 AM


This one made me laugh ("what you did tonight" and "tattoo")...and yet, I felt a lump in my throat at several of the answers especially "inspiration".

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 7:30 PM


Despite the fact that I'm fairly sure Mal would delete a chain email faster than you can say "Wash, quit sendin' me this crap" .. well, I liked it. Especially "incense, lately," "chateau Kaylee," and the one where he argued with everybody. Thanks for a fun read.

Saturday, January 19, 2008 7:43 AM


Realistic despite that he would probably delete that email without answring... and my favs are 4, 15, 32, 38 and 45. :)


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