HELP A FIREFLY FAN

!@#$*Volunteers Needed For Browncoat Research Project*!@#$

POSTED BY: CAPTAINAWESOME99
UPDATED: Monday, June 15, 2009 19:41
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Saturday, May 30, 2009 10:30 AM

CAPTAINAWESOME99


Ni hao and Greetings!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. My name is Jonathon Lundy and I am a Browncoat and graduate student at Boise State University. I am currently researching fandom culture online for completion of my Master's thesis project in Communication. Specifically, I have decided to combine two of my passions, research and Firefly/Serenity, by studying Browncoats.

I need the help of all Browncoats willing to participate!!!! Participation basically entails a casual interview (described below) via chat, IM, phone, or email as a last resort. There may also be some correspondence leading up to the interview and afterward for clarification purposes. Due to institutional guidelines, IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU CONTACT ME. THANKS

I think this research project is a great way to let your collective voices be heard. Hopefully it will further the Browncoat cause and tell the story to a new audience, inspiring new additions to our ranks!

If you could entertain this notion, I would greatly appreciate it. Just shoot me an email. If not that’s cool too, but I hope you will at least help spread the word for me. Thanks and stay Shiny!

Jonathon a.k.a. CaptainAwesome99 (Fireflyfans.net)
JonathonLundy@boisestate.edu



**************Project Description****************
This is a qualitative study of Browncoats, or fans of Joss Whedon’s short-lived television series Firefly and one feature film Serenity. In particular, this study aims to discover, describe, and interpret the specific communicative practices that constitute Browncoat culture. More specifically I hope to identify how primarily virtual cultures and organizations like Browncoats communicatively create and maintain their culture, language, and identity socially using computer-mediated communication. I also intend to investigate how members of this culture utilize both personal narrative and narratives from the official media texts of a television series and one feature film to communicatively construct their fandom experience.

Procedures:
If you agree to take part in this interview, you will be asked about your experiences, interpretations and views regarding Browncoat cultural and organizational practices. This interview will take place at a time and location that is convenient for you. The interview will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes.

Sample questions include:
-When did you first become a fan of the show/movie?
-What makes a Browncoat a Browncoat?
-What is your take on the stories that Browncoats tell and do you participate in Fan fiction?
-How do people become Browncoats?
-What about the show/film caught your interest and what inspired you to become involved in fan activity?





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Sunday, May 31, 2009 12:23 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


I'd have to think there'd be boat loads of fans wanting sign up. Hope it all works out for ya.






The T.Rex they call JANE!


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Sunday, May 31, 2009 1:04 PM

CHRISISALL

Down the centuries you have slurred the meaning of the words, WE THE PEOPLE...


Phone interview? Or are you located in Massachusetts? I'm game (do not shoot me).


The laughing Chrisisall

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 1:28 PM

MSA


I'd happily do an email interview. My email is oncemorewithfeeling321@yahoo.com

I even met my spouse on FFF.net if that's at all helpful:)

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 2:17 PM

BEATLESFAN


Email sent! I'm a relatively new Browncoat, but I'll help however I can.

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Monday, June 1, 2009 3:13 PM

CAPTAINAWESOME99



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Monday, June 1, 2009 3:24 PM

STOWEAWAY


I cross-posted your request over at our Yahoo group. Since not everyone checks the boards anymore.

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Monday, June 1, 2009 8:15 PM

LEOPARDFLAN


Bump for the thread, and sent ya an email! ^.^

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 5:59 PM

CAPTAINAWESOME99


I just wanted to thank everyone "publicly" for showing interest in my project and volunteering to participate. Browncoats rock! Don't hesitate to contact me through my email for any questions, comments, concerns, etc... Thanks again.


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Sunday, June 7, 2009 5:50 AM

ANOTHERSKY


Nice subject line:

Wondered what me 'n' my pretty floral bonnet were gettin' into here--what with all that rough talk bracketing what sounded like a perfectly decent proposal.
Still, no harm done.

I envy you your dedication and your subject.

And you may pick this volunteer's brain all you'd like. I'll send over a wave.

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Monday, June 15, 2009 1:00 PM

TENTHCREWMEMBER

Could you please just make it stranger? Stranger. Odder. Could be weirder. More bizarre. How about uncanny?


Wave sent.

Glad to help if I can! :)

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Monday, June 15, 2009 7:41 PM

VALERIEBEAN


Are you still looking for people to interview? If yes, send me a PM and we can set up a chat.



"Barium. Cobalt. Einstein. Kool-aid!"

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