My Own Private ComicCon

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I’ve been bumming out about not going to San Diego Comic-Con again (I never go. It’s far away and I don’t fly, or have any money.) I feel somehow like Joss will care more about the fans he sees or meets in person than the invisible ones like myself who will never get to meet him. But this year he’s not going either, because he took the time to have knee surgery. Hurray! Now I don’t feel so left out. Me & Joss, we’re staying home this year.  Having our own “comiccon”. I too am reading comics in bed.

It does make me sad though, thinking of Joss getting old & his body breaking down. I am so thankful to him for doing yoga!!! It will keep his body strong, healthy and limber for a while. So he can keep on making brilliant stuff to share with us! But he is mortal, and that’s what bums me out. I worry about him getting into a car crash etc.. If anything happened to Joss, I don’t know what I’d do. Except continue watching Buffy all the time just like I do now.

Firefly Online, Coming “Soon”

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I don’t really know when “soon” is (I guess it means sometime this summer) but details are slowly emerging about Firefly Online, the new game for Browncoats. It will be available for Mac, PC, Android and iOS. Here’s a wee little preview.

The exciting part is that the original cast of Firefly will be reprising their roles doing the vocals for this game. I don’t know how much contact you have in the game with the regular cast, though. I don’t know too much. You get a ship, you deck out your ship, you hire a crew, you find jobs to buy food and fuel to keep you alive and in the air. It sounds like it will take a lot of time to play. That’s the bad part for me (I’m just starting to recover from a year-long “The Simpsons: Tapped Out” addiction.) The last thing I need is a new addiction, when I have other things to do.

But I probably will play it. I don’t really consider myself a “Browncoat” because as much as I loved Firefly, it’s Buffy that is my go-to Joss Whedon show. I suppose Firefly could have become my favorite show if it had lasted a few more seasons. But our love affair was brief and I don’t re-watch it all that often (I do watch Serenity a rather lot though.) Anyway, I’m more into Buffy and I don’t want a new addiction and I’m annoyed that this game is coming from Fox, who are the ones who canceled Firefly in the first place! But how will I be able to resist playing?

I have some important questions about the game in fact, that will likely only be answered upon its release. Will I be able to paint my ship purple? Can I choose “companion” as my vocation of choice, so I can fly around the ‘verse visiting my various clientele? Can I hire River Tam and Wash (yes, Wash will be in the game!!!!!!!!)? And what if the game’s too competitive and only die-hard gamers can “keep flying”? I can’t wait to find out. Coming soon.

I Win!

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The other night I sat at my computer from 9pm to 1am, taking part in a frenetic and difficult Buffy The Vampire Slayer quiz in the Buffy/Angel/Whedonverse group on Facebook. Some 50 people started the quiz and maybe 25 were still at it by the end.

It was aggravating and frustrating. I missed some questions just because I couldn’t reload the page fast enough, and I missed a couple others because I went too fast & made mistakes. All I wanted was to make it into the top ten. But it turned out they only posted the top three. But I got third place! Yay me!

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The admin made me my choice of collage as a prize. I chose Willow and Tara, my favorite couple on Buffy.

New, Exciting URL!

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Congratulations, me! This blog can now be found at the very easy-to-remember www.thejosswhedonfanclub.com. Now I will get accidental traffic from people looking for an actual Joss Whedon fan club! But I actually am an actual fan club, I just happen to have a membership of one (me.) I meet in private by myself and then report back on this blog.

My fantasy though is that one day Joss will be idly googling himself, and he’ll happen upon my page and leave a comment. Joss, if you want to send me gifts, I have a wishlist at Amazon.com. But the best gift you could ever give me is to come visit me! I’ll give you my home address once I’m sure it’s really you. La la la…

Delusional Napkins

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Two things happened in one week. The first was Joss Whedon’s Napkinpalooza, wherein he added to the official Buffy canon with a scribbled drawing on a napkin, just because a fan on Twitter asked for more Buffy.

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Then he went and did the same thing for Firefly:

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He also did some other stuff like officially approving Marvel’s changing Thor into a woman.

The other thing that happened this week is that I suffered a Buffy-related delusion.

I went to a party and immediately became smitten with a girl there who, like me, had watched all seven seasons of Buffy over and over, for years on end. I don’t meet many people who are as obsessive in their fandom as I, and the last one I met became my then-girlfriend and her likeness is permanently emblazoned on my arm. This girl at the party was beautiful in a nerdy way, and I forgot myself and the fact that she was way out of my league.

Stranger things have happened, I thought (well no, they actually haven’t.)

For the length of the party, we were pretty much only talking to each other. We both wore silly grins. We talked Buffy, and other stuff too. I could have sworn we had a very longish “moment.” And we were both vegan. I have a rather ridiculous personal ad up on a dating site, where I say I’m looking for a vegan Joss Whedon fan who (some other stuff.) It was years since I’d put that ad up, and nobody had fit the bill. But here she was!

I went home, completely convinced that I had “met someone”. I couldn’t think of any possible trait she might have that would lessen my interest. She was the girl of my dreams, and she would move in with me and we’d watch Buffy together and make out, forever and ever the end.

Needless to say, my delusion came to a screeching halt several days later when the friend who’d had the party came over and I had a chance to inquire about the girl, Annabel. Because I am an idiot who never checks for a ring or anything. My friend told me the sad news: Annabel was not only straight, but she had a super-hot boyfriend and they were totally into each other. Not only that, but Annabel apparently looked down at people who did some of the things I do. And possibly, she was snooty on top of it all.

And here I’d been thinking we were Willow and Tara. Now, I’m used to having unrequited crushes, but I don’t usually imagine people being into me (it’s usually the other way around.) What was our “moment” all about? What were the grins about? I have to say I think I mistook the passion for Buffy for something else.

I’m not crushed, I’m just bewildered. This (being so mistaken) has never happened to me before! If I’d been on Ecstacy, it would have made sense. But I wasn’t. So I just up and had a delusion out of nowhere. Obviously Buffy had something to do with it. Maybe watching, or even discussing, Buffy stimulates the release of endorphins.

I know that Buffy on a napkin does that for a lot of people, because the media won’t shut up about it (I followed suit only so I wouldn’t feel left out.) So maybe I’m onto something.