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Friday, July 8th, 2005

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12:26a
675 minutes - Firefly, the series
Jonah and Rachel came over last Friday night and we watched the entire series (though Jonah left early and i fell asleep at the end).

The following contains spoilers for all episodes. Commentary is divided up by episode, but i mention connections to other episodes, so please don’t read unless you’ve seen the whole thing. I also mention deleted scenes (from the final disc of the DVD) and other deleted stuff i found in reading shooting scripts. Connections to the movie got added to a section in my post on the movie which i refuse to post until the day the movie comes out in theatres ‘cause spoilers=bad.

Episode quotations taken from shooting scripts via twiztv.com unless otherwise noted.

Do not click unless you have already seen all the episodes.Collapse )
12:29a
12:32a
catching up on metafandom, the rest of it
kaiz uses the analogy of a newsfeed to talk about how we use our flists.

and now the fannish stuffCollapse )

Additional tidbit from viciouswishes :)
The vibrator was invented in 1869 by a doctor seeking to cure 'female disorders,' including hysteria. Hysteria was believed to be caused by the uterus freely roaming around the body causing inexplicable emotional outbursts. Doctors would bring their patients to orgasm and note the calm and relaxed nature the women exhibited afterward.
12:35a
big dirty queer
Take the MIT Weblog Survey
[I went to the MIT Museum today and yeah, sometimes i really heart MIT.]


eard_stapa posted the full text of "Straight, Gay or Lying? Bisexuality Revisited" (Benedict Carey, NYTimes, 5 July 2005) and much interesting discussion ensued [locked, but linked for my own reference]. It is problematic like whoa to define sexual orientation by arousal reaction to porn.

Ann Althouse’s brief commentary reminded me that i had missed one of the sentences in the article when i read it:
"Although about a third of the men in each group showed no significant arousal watching the movies, their lack of response did not change the overall findings, Mr. Rieger said."
Shouldn’t that piece of data indicate that perhaps your findings are flawed, though? Le sigh.

eard_stapa later posted a poll, which idea i am blatantly stealing from her.

Poll #528104 dirty liars

Which are you?

Gay
4(25.0%)
Straight
3(18.8%)
Lying
9(56.2%)


My mom sent me a link to this survey.

Excerpt from the invitation e-mail:
My name is Dan Dengel and as part of my dissertation
research as a doctoral candidate with the Counseling
Psychology Department at Temple University I would
like to invite you to participate in a survey. This
is an Internet survey regarding your thoughts,
feelings, and behaviors with regards to bisexuality
and bisexual individuals.

Eligibility for participation in this study includes
those individuals who are 18 years of age and older,
do not identify as transgendered, and have never been
hospitalized for psychiatric reasons.

The measures should take approximately 5-10 minutes to
complete. You will be asked to complete demographic
information, and a survey on bisexuality.
12:38a
I have nothing to say about London.
The IMDb trivia for the Serenity movie? Totally includes a big ole spoiler. Am unclear as to why one would be clicking on the trivia for a movie you haven't seen yet anyway. I try to avoid checking sites like IMDb for movies i haven't seen period, since they often give away stuff in the summaries, and just a cast list can spoil the surprise that in fact two characters are the same person (or related, if the surnames match), etc.

I lurve ff_icons. And obsessiveicons. So pretty.

This includes an icon of a shot of Kaylee and Inara near each other that i haven’t seen iconned a million times before. Impressive, given how few shots there are of them together. I love this Firefly alphabet series -- spoilers for lots of episodes, so please don’t click unless you’ve seen the whole series (though i don’t think there are any from unaired episodes). And for anyone who’s interested, there are a slew of icons of Wolf from 10th Kingdom here.

sharpest_rose has started watching Firefly. The real reason she wins is because she has an Eternal Sunshine icon with an image i haven't seen a million times already.

It occurs to me that i rarely rec anything in my LJ, usually just stockpiling until i update my recs pages on the first of the month. This is particularly ironical because i bemoan the fact that nobody on my flist posts fic recs (well none i’m actually interested in reading anyway -- though of course right now my To Read list is about as tall as i am, even if we only count fanfic).

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