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A shiny hello to all

POSTED BY: THEDANA
UPDATED: Friday, September 29, 2006 02:02
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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 4:55 AM

THEDANA


So I've been lurking around here from time to time for quite some time now. Finally I decided to actually join up and talk to you fine people. Some might already have bumbed into me in the "Firefly and Serenity Guerilla Marketing" section. But I thought, a proper introduction should be made.

So Hay, I'm Dana *shakes hands with everyone* and this is my tiny little story about little old me.

For years I've been a hardcore Buffy fan. I can't really remember for how many years now.. Back when the news was given to us that Buffy was ending, alot of blame was put on Firefly for this. We didn't feel Joss cared for Buffy anymore, instead he just cared about this thing called Firefly.

Out of principals I actually didn't watch the show for a long time. I was so angry at the whole thing so I didn't want anything to do with it (shame on me!). But then, during 2004 I began to run into more and more things relating to Firefly while browsing Buffy news sites. I finally broke down and asked for the DVDs for x-mas/my birthday (just 6 days apart, who cared which day I got 'em ;)). So anyway, I finally got them and I decided to sit down and watch.

I was hooked..

I got my mom into it (she's very easy to get into things I like. Like me, she's a huge Buffy fan as well :)) and I tried getting my brother there as well, but he's got the attentionspan of a camel. Tell him it's anime and he's there. Tell him it's a regular show with 15 episodes à 42min and he hides.

I was jumping for joy when on December 13 I finally got to see Serenity in the movies. I remember it so well. We were 5 people in the audience (which really shows that Sweden isn't aware of Firefly) and the two guys sitting behind me and my mom was talking about the show before the movie started. One of them had seen it and the other hadn't, so the first one tried to explain to the other one about the show, thing is.. he really didn't know the show at all. Got things mixed up and.. well, I ended up laughing pretty hard at his confusion
And then the movie started. When Serenity first appeared on screen, I can tell you the truth that I really teared up due to such happiness that it was finally here, I got to see it!

A few weeks ago I finally got my 'Done the Impossible' DVD and CD (which is being played pretty much 24/7) and I've become even more obsessed after that (didn't think it was possible *lol*)

I guess my über Browncoatyness has sneaked up on me without me realising it really. Now I try to do all I can to help contribute to the campaign of the big damn trilogy.

On a more personal note. I'm a 23 year old gal working in a very small hotell in a town called Lund, but I live in Malmö. Of course these places are located in Sweden. I also have a passion for websites and naturally have a domain of my own - Dana.TheDudes.Nu - where you'll find all kinds of sites.

Big dream of mine is getting my driverslicence and then heading off to the states and spend between 6months and 1 year just driving through the country and see as much as possible.

So that's me.. and alot of rambling (which I tend to do)


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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 4:59 AM

TRISTAN


Welcome to the 'Verse, The Dana! We're glad you found your way home.
Thank you for your story. You sound like a lot of the "newer" members...we only got hooked after the fact...but here we are, holding the line!

Someone should be along in a bit to offer you a Browncoat and all sorts of delicious things. Enjoy your stay, and I hope to run into you again!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 5:09 AM

KELKHIL


Howdy there missy.

Welcome to the boards. Glad you chose to overcome your anger and buy the BDS and BDM!

When you have the time stop bythe Pub and get yourself a drink, some grub or whatever.

Kelkhil

The Shirtless Forsaken

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 5:15 AM

MAL4PREZ


Welcome! I so glad you made it!

Funny, my hope is to get a motorcycle license and drive around Europe for a long time... I may be knocking on the door to your hotel, LOL!

If you happen into Vermont on your trip, stop by my place and watch an episode or two!

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I'm the president. I don't need to listen.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 5:18 AM

MAXIMUSCHAPOLINIUS


Welcome!!!!

I am new here and you can read my story on another thread named Intro and story or something like that.

Your story is a very interesting one and I am glad that the group keeps getting bigger and bigger!

Let everyone know what they are missing! What they should be watching! Bye the movie, to buy the series!

BUFF always!!!!!









"Don't cry because it's over---smile because it happened![b/]

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 8:42 AM

THEDANA


Quote:

Originally posted by Tristan:
Welcome to the 'Verse, The Dana! We're glad you found your way home.
Thank you for your story. You sound like a lot of the "newer" members...we only got hooked after the fact...but here we are, holding the line!

Someone should be along in a bit to offer you a Browncoat and all sorts of delicious things. Enjoy your stay, and I hope to run into you again!


Thank you, and you will definitly run into me. I won't go into hiding again

I'm glad to meet ya and be seeing you around! :)


Quote:

Originally posted by Kelkhil:
Howdy there missy.

Welcome to the boards. Glad you chose to overcome your anger and buy the BDS and BDM!

When you have the time stop bythe Pub and get yourself a drink, some grub or whatever.

Kelkhil

The Shirtless Forsaken


Hay ho!
Well, I guess looking back now, I was more angry at the fact that Buffy was over and that the series finally made me look at my mom and go 'huh?' when the last scene was over.. But I'm happy I got around to getting Firefly so I could discover this amazing world of Browncoats and Allianse :)

I thank thee, and might just pick you up on that! :)

Quote:

Originally posted by mal4prez:
Welcome! I so glad you made it!

Funny, my hope is to get a motorcycle license and drive around Europe for a long time... I may be knocking on the door to your hotel, LOL!

If you happen into Vermont on your trip, stop by my place and watch an episode or two!


You and me both!

You're definitly welcome, and I'll make sure to give you a Browncoat discount!

I'll see what I can do, who know, I might just do that. I'll bring some shiny snacks with me


Quote:

Originally posted by MaximusChapolinius:
Welcome!!!!

I am new here and you can read my story on another thread named Intro and story or something like that.

Your story is a very interesting one and I am glad that the group keeps getting bigger and bigger!



Thank you, I'm starting to feel really welcomed here. A warm fuzzy feeling is entering my body

Yeah, I saw your thread and was meaning to post a reply, got distracted by the video editing though ;) I have a feeling that this group will never stop growing or start to shrink!

Thanx for all the kind comments guys!


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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 9:56 AM

DAYVE


Hello TheDana...

Welcome to the Wild World of Whedon... great to have you here.
That's a very shiny website you have there. Pretty, pretty pictures.

I don't think I've had the pleasure of speaking online to anyone from Sweden. Being from the vasty nothingness that is Texas, it's very refreshing to think of your beautiful country. I know very little about Sweden, but I've read that Malmo is a particularly lovely city.

Remind me how you tell the difference between the 5 kronor and the 10 kronor....? (that's an old Seinfeld joke...sorry)

See you around the board..

dave


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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 9:57 AM

ASORTAFAIRYTALE


Hello and Welcome!
Always happy to see new people on the site! Hope you enjoy it here, and FollowMal should be around soon with your virtual browncoat!

------

"...and I'll just fade away..."


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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 10:02 AM

DESKTOPHIPPIE


Adding my welcome to the chorus of welcomes - welcome!

Oooh! Banners! You'll fit right in here




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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 10:02 AM

DESKTOPHIPPIE


Doublepost palace...



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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 10:10 AM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


It's great to see another Browncoat join our ranks. Welcome!


"Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle." http://whimsicalnbrainpan.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 10:27 AM

FOLLOWMAL


Quote:

Originally posted by asortafairytale:
Hello and Welcome!
Always happy to see new people on the site! Hope you enjoy it here, and FollowMal should be around soon with your virtual browncoat!




Well, I already did, Asortafairytale. Over on another thread. But thank you for watching out for folks.



Go to www.bigdamnthankyou.com and check it out!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 3:28 PM

FLORALBUNNY


Hi ho, Dana! It's right shiny to have you on the crew. The coat looks great on you.

If you've been here a while you've probably been offered the traditional strawberries and Mudder's Milk, but there are some here on the ramp just in case you missed out on them.

When I visited Sweden I often felt as if I was in the U. S., in Minnesota, so if you come here you may experience the reverse if you visit Minnesota. The countrysides are very much alike.





bun
9/30 Happy AnniVersary, BDM

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 3:48 PM

FWBBROWNCOAT


Welcome to the Verse! Always nice to meet a fellow Browncoat!

"Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all." - Malcolm Reynolds

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 3:55 PM

YESMYNAMEISKALI


Welcome. It's nice to meet a fellow obsessor over both Buffy and Firefly.

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"See, I've secretly been kind of a fan of me for some time now. I've seen everything I've ever done. I'd love to meet me, but I'd probably just stare and not be able to say anything witty or anything." -- Joss Whedon

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 3:56 PM

VERSEEXPLORER


Welcome again, Dana,
I did greet you on the site where you posted your great banners. I hope everybody got a chance to see them.




_______________________________
Mal: Saffron, you're pleasing, you're all kinds of pleasing, and uhh...it's been awhile, a long damn while, since anybody but me took a hold of my plow.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 4:14 PM

TRAVELER


Hello TheDana:


Greeting from a fellow Browncoat.

I am a Buffy fan as well. So a double welcome to our site. I'm glad you decided to join us.

Will look forward to your posts as we discuss Firefly.


I aim to welcome
Traveler

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 3:29 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Welcome to the site and the ranks of the browncoats Dana! Glad to have you here with us. Pull up some virtual space and make yourself at home.

Thanks for sharing your story. We love to read how new people found the 'verse and got hooked like the rest of us.

I had heard that a lot of Buffy fans harbored some resentment towards Firefly, feeling abandoned by Joss and all. I am glad that you gave it a chance. I hope that you will help spread the word online and to everyone you know about the movie and show.

Take care and keep flyin'!

__________________________________________
Holding the line since December '02!

"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."

Richmond, VA & surrounding area Firefly Fans:

http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/richmondbrowncoats/

http://www.richmondbrowncoats.org


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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 6:05 AM

OUT2THEBLACK


Ni Hao ! , Swede-y .

Happy to have you on board . Let us know when you get that license and make it to the States . Lots of Browncoats ready to make you welcome on this side of the 'Verse .

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 10:35 AM

ASORTAFAIRYTALE


Quote:

Well, I already did, Asortafairytale. Over on another thread. But thank you for watching out for folks.


Oh! I suppose I should start being more up on the times here!

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"...and I'll just fade away..."


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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 11:15 AM

FOLLOWMAL



There's no way to be up on the times, if you weren't in the thread.

It's ok, I just appreciate the help looking out for folks. Tellin' 'em hi and saying that someone will be along means a lot. I remember when I was new, I just dove right in, but there were folks who said hi and made me feel at home.
I've never forgotten that.

So.. keep right on reminding folks I'll be along.
Or DonCoat will be along. Someone will be along with a 'coat or a bowl of strawberries and they'll belong to our family.



Go to www.bigdamnthankyou.com and check it out!


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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 7:05 PM

PEULSAR5

We sniff the air, we don't kiss the dirt.


Hello thedana, welcome home! I see you've gotten your official Followmal Browncoat: They are just so gorramn comfy arent they? I left some mudder's milk and strawberries on the counter so please help yourself.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 11:47 PM

THEDANA


wow, so many welcomes! *is in shock*

Quote:

Originally posted by Dayve:
Hello TheDana...

Welcome to the Wild World of Whedon... great to have you here.
That's a very shiny website you have there. Pretty, pretty pictures.

I don't think I've had the pleasure of speaking online to anyone from Sweden. Being from the vasty nothingness that is Texas, it's very refreshing to think of your beautiful country. I know very little about Sweden, but I've read that Malmo is a particularly lovely city.

Remind me how you tell the difference between the 5 kronor and the 10 kronor....? (that's an old Seinfeld joke...sorry)

See you around the board..

dave




Why thank you, and I must say, that's the best www version I've ever heard!

I thank thee as well for the purty picture remark

Sweden isn't that very special, and I don't recommend taking a vacation in Malmö. It's just like any other boring city, it's just located in the south of Sweden. I'd recommend Copenhagen in Denmark or Stockholm here in Sweden, much more to see! (although, I don't live there so you'd be missing out on me ;))

Well, ones a 5 and ones a 10 ;)



Quote:

Originally posted by asortafairytale:
Hello and Welcome!
Always happy to see new people on the site! Hope you enjoy it here, and FollowMal should be around soon with your virtual browncoat!


Hello and thank you
Actually, she came by earlier in my thread with all the shiny banners and handed me mine. I'm never taking it off, it's so comfy!


Quote:

Originally posted by DesktopHippie:
Adding my welcome to the chorus of welcomes - welcome!

Oooh! Banners! You'll fit right in here


Hi there

*lol* thanx, I hope I will


Quote:

Originally posted by Whimsicalnbrainpan:
It's great to see another Browncoat join our ranks. Welcome!



Thank you


Quote:

Originally posted by FloralBunny:
Hi ho, Dana! It's right shiny to have you on the crew. The coat looks great on you.

If you've been here a while you've probably been offered the traditional strawberries and Mudder's Milk, but there are some here on the ramp just in case you missed out on them.

When I visited Sweden I often felt as if I was in the U. S., in Minnesota, so if you come here you may experience the reverse if you visit Minnesota. The countrysides are very much alike.



Hay there! Thank you, I just love this coat. if anyone wants me to take it off, they're gonna have to pry it off my dead bo... ok getting a bit morbid here

Actually have gotten any strawberry or mudder's milk so I thank thee! looks real tasty *takes a whiff of the strawberrys* now that there is some nice smelling strawberry's. Cheers mate! *drinks some mudder's milk*

I guess that's why movies never are filmed on location, you can always find a clone-country


Quote:

Originally posted by VerseExplorer:
Welcome again, Dana,
I did greet you on the site where you posted your great banners. I hope everybody got a chance to see them.


Hello again. So do I, and that they will be usefull for some


Quote:

Originally posted by traveler:
Hello TheDana:


Greeting from a fellow Browncoat.

I am a Buffy fan as well. So a double welcome to our site. I'm glad you decided to join us.

Will look forward to your posts as we discuss Firefly.



ooo, a fellow Buffy fan lurking around here. Nice to meet ya

Let me tell you, so am I. Never knew how friendly people could be. Hadn't expected this big of a welcome wagon


Quote:

Originally posted by BrownCoat1:
Welcome to the site and the ranks of the browncoats Dana! Glad to have you here with us. Pull up some virtual space and make yourself at home.

Thanks for sharing your story. We love to read how new people found the 'verse and got hooked like the rest of us.

I had heard that a lot of Buffy fans harbored some resentment towards Firefly, feeling abandoned by Joss and all. I am glad that you gave it a chance. I hope that you will help spread the word online and to everyone you know about the movie and show.

Take care and keep flyin'!



Thank you, I'm glad to be here. First time outside a Buffy forum, I feel very brave I'm glad to find a home for my browncoat within!

Yeah, the abandonment was a big reason alot of Buffy fans didn't want anything to do with Firefly. I'm glad I came to my sences and gave the show a chance because I definitly don't regret it. I'm really happy I did and it gave me a chance to meet all you fine folk here as well!

I'm doing my best to help, even bending people's arms and legs at other buffy forums to get their attention on Firefly, have actually been successfull in some cases. Oh and of course, I'm working on the whole banners and layouts thingies


Quote:

Originally posted by out2theblack:
Ni Hao ! , Swede-y .

Happy to have you on board . Let us know when you get that license and make it to the States . Lots of Browncoats ready to make you welcome on this side of the 'Verse .



I'll be sure to let ya know when I get it. First order of business then will be to get my butt over to your end of the verse. It's a done deal!

Hope to one day be apart of one of those shiny shindigs. Seems so much fun, definitly after watching Done the Impossible DVD

Quote:

Originally posted by Peulsar5:
Hello thedana, welcome home! I see you've gotten your official Followmal Browncoat: They are just so gorramn comfy arent they? I left some mudder's milk and strawberries on the counter so please help yourself.


Thank you, are definitly starting to feel right at home here! They really are, I love it!
Thank you, you're welcome to join me if ya like



Thanks to everyone for your shiny and warm welcome. Didn't think I'd get this big of a welcome waggon. Makes a gal really happy and feel right at home! Be seeing you all around the board!


For all you graphic needs - http://dana.thedudes.nu/gallery/
The art people like to steal - http://dana.thedudes.nu/chosenart/

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:32 AM

CYBERSNARK


Hi and welcome!

Quote:

Originally posted by TheDana:
Tell him it's anime and he's there. Tell him it's a regular show with 15 episodes à 42min and he hides.

Tell him it's a live-action Cowboy Bebop (I know it's not, but it's close enough). Or possibly a live-action Outlaw Star, or Trigun. Whichever he prefers.

(Yeah, lotta anime fans here.)

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We applied the cortical electrodes but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:39 AM

RIVER6213


Hello and welcome!

-River


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Friday, September 29, 2006 2:02 AM

THEDANA


Quote:

Originally posted by Cybersnark:
Hi and welcome!

Tell him it's a live-action Cowboy Bebop (I know it's not, but it's close enough). Or possibly a live-action Outlaw Star, or Trigun. Whichever he prefers.

(Yeah, lotta anime fans here.)



Thank you

I actually did, I've been nagging him about the show for more than a year. I got him to watch half (until Our Mrs Reynolds) and then he didn't bother to continue. I'm strongly considering throwing my boxset after him

Quote:

Originally posted by RiveR6213:
Hello and welcome!


Thank you Miss Tam


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