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Serenity: Downtime (New web comic)

POSTED BY: MUTT999
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 06:42
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Monday, November 8, 2010 1:19 AM

MUTT999

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Monday, November 8, 2010 4:16 AM

MICJWELCH


Nice! How did I not hear about this before?

"Always be yourself. Unless You suck." - Joss Whedon

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Monday, November 8, 2010 5:14 AM

CORTEXOVERRIDE


Nice. Hopefully they'll release it in print.

(((tO sPARK tHE mOVEMENT)))

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Monday, November 8, 2010 5:25 AM

PIZMOBEACH

... fully loaded, safety off...


Thx - that was great - I miss those people can't wait to see more.

Scifi movie music + Firefly dialogue clips, 24 hours a day - http://www.scifiradio.com

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Monday, November 8, 2010 5:30 AM

MUTT999


I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! (Kaylee and Book's panel).



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Monday, November 8, 2010 10:58 AM

GWEK


Quote:

Originally posted by CortexOverride:
Nice. Hopefully they'll release it in print.

(((tO sPARK tHE mOVEMENT)))



I hold out hope that there will eventually be enough material for an omnibus. I think they usually run about 350-500 pages, so it's an uphill climb at this point.

What do we have so far?

THOSE LEFT BEHIND (approx 66 pages)
BETTER DAYS (approx 66 pages)
THE OTHER HALF (10 pages?)
FLOAT OUT (26 pages?)
THE SHEPHERD'S TALE (56 pages)
DOWNTIME (8 pages)

That puts us somewhere between 225 and 250. We need at least one more 3-issue miniseries and a few more of these short tales. Come on, Joss!

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."

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Monday, November 8, 2010 11:22 AM

DMI

Expired, forgotten, spoiled rotten.


Wow! That was some unexpected awesome. Is this gonna be a reoccurring thing on USA Today or do they have their own website this is releasing through?

If a newspaper like USA Today were to pick up a firefly episodic I'd buy a frakkin' subscription!

------------------------
I pray for one last landing,
on the globe that gave me birth.
Let me rest my eyes on the fleecy skies
and the cool, green hills of Earth.

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Monday, November 8, 2010 11:31 AM

PIZMOBEACH

... fully loaded, safety off...


Quote:

Originally posted by GWEK:
Quote:

Originally posted by CortexOverride:
Nice. Hopefully they'll release it in print.

(((tO sPARK tHE mOVEMENT)))



I hold out hope that there will eventually be enough material for an omnibus. I think they usually run about 350-500 pages, so it's an uphill climb at this point.

What do we have so far?

THOSE LEFT BEHIND (approx 66 pages)
BETTER DAYS (approx 66 pages)
THE OTHER HALF (10 pages?)
FLOAT OUT (26 pages?)
THE SHEPHERD'S TALE (56 pages)
DOWNTIME (8 pages)

That puts us somewhere between 225 and 250. We need at least one more 3-issue miniseries and a few more of these short tales. Come on, Joss!

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."



These have all had enough of the stuff that makes Firefly Firefly, that I would be ecstatic if they (TFPTB) chose to go that route on a regular basis, like every month. And then of course they would film all of those once the series started up again.

Scifi movie music + Firefly dialogue clips, 24 hours a day - http://www.scifiradio.com

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Monday, November 8, 2010 2:23 PM

CHRISISALL


Very cool. Zack SO has the characters right!

I wanna hard copy!!!


The laughing Chrisisall


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 6:37 AM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Quote:

Originally posted by GWEK:
Quote:

Originally posted by CortexOverride:
Nice. Hopefully they'll release it in print.

(((tO sPARK tHE mOVEMENT)))



I hold out hope that there will eventually be enough material for an omnibus. I think they usually run about 350-500 pages, so it's an uphill climb at this point.

What do we have so far?

THOSE LEFT BEHIND (approx 66 pages)
BETTER DAYS (approx 66 pages)
THE OTHER HALF (10 pages?)
FLOAT OUT (26 pages?)
THE SHEPHERD'S TALE (56 pages)
DOWNTIME (8 pages)

That puts us somewhere between 225 and 250. We need at least one more 3-issue miniseries and a few more of these short tales. Come on, Joss!

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."



Well...what about the fan-based comics project that's online right now. Serenity Tales, I mean? Could be enough to generate an omnibus and can't see why the creators wouldn't be up for it unless Fox or Universal or DH acts like hundans

"The revenge of the beaten comes in refusing to fall." -- Mal, in "The Losing Side - Chapter 45" by jetflair

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 9:52 AM

GWEK


I'm pretty sure Dark Horse only collects Dark Horse material...

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 10:39 AM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!


USA USA USA !!!

Good lead-in to Shepherd's Tale. Purely coincidence...

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 1:21 PM

FEARTHEBUNNYMAN


Loved it! Definitely the funniest one yet, and the voices were dead on

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 3:21 PM

WISHIMAY

THIS machine kills fascists- Woody Guthrie


That was just...just... AWESOME!!!
Dark and sexy and funny...just AWESOME!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 3:45 PM

CHRISISALL


Short but oh so very sweet!

Can they do this regularly? I'd pay & all...


The laughing Chrisisall


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 7:30 PM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!


Firefly Downtime: The Musical
www.archive.org/details/FireflyDowntimeGodsmackSerenity



Will the Youtube Nazis kill it?

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 3:36 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Do you collect comics? I placed my homemade copy of Serenity: Downtime at
www.mediafire.com/?tf81p37sys2xu2z
Serenity-Downtime(2010).cbz (3.88 MB)

A sleepy winter day in the middle of Serenity: Downtime. Everyone feels the need for a nap because it is so warm and cozy inside the ship and so snowy outside.
What could possibly go wrong to disturb the peacefulness of this scene?

To read the downloaded Serenity: Downtime "cbz" file ("comic book archive zip" file, which is fancy talk for an ordinary zip file full of pictures), please consider:
CDisplay for Windows www.bloodforthebaron.com/links/CDisplay_1.8.5.1.exe
Simple Comic for Mac http://dancingtortoise.com/simplecomic/
ComicZeal for iPhone/iPod Touch www.bitolithic.com/ComicZeal/comiczeal.htm
Comix for Linux http://comix.sourceforge.net/download.html

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:58 AM

ZEEK


Wow that was surprisingly well written and entertaining for such a short comic. The ending was perfect. So curious.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:57 AM

WISHIMAY

THIS machine kills fascists- Woody Guthrie



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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:21 PM

DMI

Expired, forgotten, spoiled rotten.


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Short but oh so very sweet!

Can they do this regularly? I'd pay & all...




May-haps we should write to someone...

------------------------
I pray for one last landing,
on the globe that gave me birth.
Let me rest my eyes on the fleecy skies
and the cool, green hills of Earth.

http://www.blogiversity.org/blogs/dmi/default.aspx

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:20 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Yes, we should write to someone, but not about the next Serenity comic. We are completely powerless to hurry the creation process on the next comic unless some Browncoat fan is willing to purchase about ten million copies of The Shepherd's Tale to be given away free by Walmart in China. That would get the attention of Dark Horse. Instead, we should start with a smaller letter writing campaign about Inara's speech balloon.

The published comic is on left. I think Inara is too refined to say, "Aw, man." Steakless Kaylee is dejected. . .
Serenity-Downtime(2010).cbz (3.88 MB) can be downloaded at www.mediafire.com/?tf81p37sys2xu2z

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:26 AM

WISHIMAY

THIS machine kills fascists- Woody Guthrie


Hey good catch!! I too was wondering why Inara would say that, I just kept reading and ignored it. Doesn't really affect much character-wise, but Kaylee definately fits there better. Think I'll take a white out pen to my copy and fix it...There, more better :)

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 5:33 AM

ZEEK


I got stuck on that too. I decided that it was Kaylee saying it. The bubble is just sorta floating out there. It doesn't even seem like it's attached to Inara or anyone.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 5:46 AM

PENNAUSAMIKE


Quote:

Originally posted by TWO:
Inara's speech balloon.

The published comic is on left. I think Inara is too refined to say, "Aw, man." Steakless Kaylee is dejected. . .



I caught that, too.
I just assumed it was Kaylee, for the same reasons you gave.
Big thanks for the correction.
I screen-capped the comic and will print it out with the other Serenity web comic I saved.
I'll squeeze your corrected panel in there!

Mike
My Firefly Collection:
http://fireflydvd.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3541

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:33 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by pennausamike:
I screen-capped the comic and will print it out with the other Serenity web comic I saved.
I'll squeeze your corrected panel in there!

Mike

For pennausamike I made an alternate version of that page with disappointed Kaylee saying “I was promised steak.” I prefer pie in the sky to steak. www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/282700.html

Serenity - Downtime (2010) pg006 ALT.jpg (473.97 KB)
www.mediafire.com/i/?8atnh17as6w96oz

The unaltered version of Serenity-Downtime(2010).cbz (3.88 MB) can be downloaded at www.mediafire.com/?tf81p37sys2xu2z

The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity", where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:02 AM

PLATONIST


Thanks for download, TWO

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought Zack struggled with capturing Inara’s voice in particular, what little dialog she has, she sounds like a three year old at times and at others, a pendulant teenager. “Me too” “slop” and “Aw man” aren’t phrases she would use. She’s too intelligent, insightful, educated, and articulate to sound like Kaylee’s agreement echo who doesn’t formulate her own opinions.

Maybe next time;)

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:50 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by Platonist:
Thanks for download, TWO

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought Zack struggled with capturing Inara’s voice in particular, what little dialog she has, she sounds like a three year old at times and at others, a pendulant teenager. “Me too” “slop” and “Aw man” aren’t phrases she would use. She’s too intelligent, insightful, educated, and articulate to sound like Kaylee’s agreement echo who doesn’t formulate her own opinions.

Maybe next time;)

"Me too" could become "I, also." The phrase "Our finest slop" could become "Textured protein". The art gets Inara's expression -- artificial food makes her frown. What we need is a contest to rewrite Inara's dialog! While we're at it, I want Jayne to say pecker.

The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity", where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:18 AM

PLATONIST





Agreed, the facial expressions are there, but the dialog is all wrong.

I’m not very good with writing dialog, but I think you have to look at the overall implications of that scene to get the dialog corrected, which is Mal wouldn't let her or Kaylee get off the ship to get supplies because he thought it too dangerous of an outpost AND he didn't bother to pick them up himself because something went wrong as he tells Wash, disappointing them, we already know Jayne spent some time in local Brothel…so when Kaylee enters, Inara might answer, “the usual, and you know why” and then a dagger eyed look at Mal, and so forth.

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Friday, November 12, 2010 9:55 AM

CORTEXOVERRIDE


Quote:

Originally posted by DMI:
Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Short but oh so very sweet!

Can they do this regularly? I'd pay & all...




May-haps we should write to someone...



The next Serenity form of media needs to have a 'Happy Holidy' theme to it. I don't care whether it's a Web Comic, an Actual Comic, an Animated Episode or just a YouTube video of The Cast&Crew saying "Happy Holidays"! Anything like that would just do good for me.

(((tO sPARK tHE mOVEMENT)))

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Friday, November 12, 2010 2:30 PM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by CortexOverride:
The next Serenity form of media needs to have a 'Happy Holiday' theme to it. I don't care whether it's a Web Comic, an Actual Comic, an Animated Episode or just a YouTube video of The Cast&Crew saying "Happy Holidays"! Anything like that would just do good for me.

You asked for a Happy Holiday themed comic and you got it. At the same time I'm solving the problem of how could Kaylee and Book not be seen by Jayne? They hid behind the Christmas tree! All nine pages of my slight revision to Serenity - Downtime (2010) are here:
Serenity-Downtime(2010)FanEdit.cbz (3.89 MB) at www.mediafire.com/?i34aqc7bae249zm



The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity", where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Friday, November 12, 2010 3:25 PM

GWEK


Quote:

Originally posted by Wishimay:
Still wishin' for a few more eppisodes or movies, though...



Check out the link in my sig. There are 29 episodes waiting there for you (all the way up to the end of Season Two)... if you're willing to read them instead of watch them.

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."

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Friday, November 12, 2010 4:19 PM

KILLAOFVANILLA


I enjoyed it. I want to see more.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010 7:52 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Serenity: Downtime is in Russian.
http://m-td.blogspot.com/2010/11/serenity-downtime.html
http://kaiburr.info/m-td/serenity_d.zip

I can see why there are international misunderstandings. Consider Inara's speech balloon: НИКАКОГО БИФШТЕКСА, ЗНАЧИТ? , which translates to "No steak, eh?" The original is "Aw man. I was promised steak."

Mal: ЗАТОВАРИМСЯ В СΛЕДУІОЩИЙ РАЗ.
Overstocked in sλedyіoschy times.
Let us be overstocked in sλedyіoschy of times.

Zoe: А ВОТ И МЫ. And here we are.



The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity", where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:42 AM

BROWNCOAT1

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


Shiny! Thanks for the link. Take my Firefly / Serenity where I can get it.

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