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19th Oct '16 12:03:47 PM tromag
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** Also, in ''Ariel'', when he infiltrates the hospital, deals with a crisis without flinching and continues the job. When he's in his element, playing a part he understands, he can perform admirably. When thrust into a situation he doesn't really understand, he's left flustered and stammering. That actually says a lot about his life on Serenity.
17th Oct '16 9:08:49 AM MrDeath
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* River's MindRape by the Alliance has a lot of components (torturous training, mental conditioning, PlayingWithSyringes), but there's one that's easily missed: her PsychicPowers were [[PowerIncontinence always on]] in a facility full of other people being subjected to the same. She's quite the {{determinator}} to have held out for as long as she did.
* In ''Heart of Gold'' we see, by her reaction to the results of the paternity test, that Ranse Burgess's wife is completely on board with his fathering a child with Petaline and leading a bloody raid against the Heart of Gold to get it away from her. Given his fate at episodes end she's likely to come into control of all his money and property and, especially given the fact that Nandi is dead and the crew of the ''Serenity'' are gone, there's no reason to imagine she won't send a larger force, now with bruised egos and something to prove, against the now-defenseless (or at least much less defended) Heart of Gold to try it again. One expects, from what we've seen of her, that she'd have the prostitutes killed, the brothel burned, and salt the earth for good measure.

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* River's MindRape by the Alliance has a lot of components (torturous training, mental conditioning, PlayingWithSyringes), but there's one that's easily missed: her PsychicPowers were [[PowerIncontinence always on]] in a facility full of other people being subjected to the same. She's quite the {{determinator}} to have held out for as long as she did.
* In ''Heart of Gold'' we see, by her reaction to the results of the paternity test, that Ranse Burgess's wife is completely on board with his fathering a child with Petaline and leading a bloody raid against the Heart of Gold to get it away from her. Given his fate at episodes end she's likely to come into control of all his money and property and, especially given the fact that Nandi is dead and the crew of the ''Serenity'' are gone, there's no reason to imagine she won't send a larger force, now with bruised egos and something to prove, against the now-defenseless (or at least much less defended) Heart of Gold to try it again. One expects, from what we've seen of her, that she'd have the prostitutes killed, the brothel burned, and salt the earth for good measure.
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16th Oct '16 6:16:44 PM Robbery
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* River's MindRape by the Alliance has a lot of components (torturous training, mental conditioning, PlayingWithSyringes), but there's one that's easily missed: her PsychicPowers were [[PowerIncontinence always on]] in a facility full of other people being subjected to the same. She's quite the {{determinator}} to have held out for as long as she did.

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* River's MindRape by the Alliance has a lot of components (torturous training, mental conditioning, PlayingWithSyringes), but there's one that's easily missed: her PsychicPowers were [[PowerIncontinence always on]] in a facility full of other people being subjected to the same. She's quite the {{determinator}} to have held out for as long as she did.did.
* In ''Heart of Gold'' we see, by her reaction to the results of the paternity test, that Ranse Burgess's wife is completely on board with his fathering a child with Petaline and leading a bloody raid against the Heart of Gold to get it away from her. Given his fate at episodes end she's likely to come into control of all his money and property and, especially given the fact that Nandi is dead and the crew of the ''Serenity'' are gone, there's no reason to imagine she won't send a larger force, now with bruised egos and something to prove, against the now-defenseless (or at least much less defended) Heart of Gold to try it again. One expects, from what we've seen of her, that she'd have the prostitutes killed, the brothel burned, and salt the earth for good measure.
1st Sep '16 5:07:40 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Either Lieutenant Baker was GenreSavvy, or the Independents as a whole were by the Battle of Serenity. Witness that Baker's Authorization Code was evidently printed on the inside of one of his patches, and Mal knew where to look for it without hesitation.

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* Either Lieutenant Baker was GenreSavvy, smart, or the Independents as a whole were by the Battle of Serenity. Witness that Baker's Authorization Code was evidently printed on the inside of one of his patches, and Mal knew where to look for it without hesitation.
6th Aug '16 8:49:26 AM Michael
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* The teachings of Xiang Yu are dismissed as an excuse to be evil. However, we were given a practical demonstration of them applying to the main characters in the previous episode when Mal was about to space Jayne but stopped short because he met the real Jayne. Likewise, when Mal (temporarily) incapacitates Niska's TortureTechnician and attacks Niska directly, the man is crawling away. For half the series, Niska is built up as a ruthless and powerful crime lord with great reach and resources. He's cold, sadistic, and seemingly untouchable. Yet we see his true self when he's alone and unarmed, faced with a very wrathful Mal: Niska is a coward, an old man with nothing but his precious "reputation" for a shield.

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* The teachings of Xiang Yu are dismissed as an excuse to be evil. However, we were given a practical demonstration of them applying to the main characters in the previous episode when Mal was about to space Jayne but stopped short because he met the real Jayne. Likewise, when Mal (temporarily) incapacitates Niska's TortureTechnician and attacks Niska directly, the man is crawling away. For half the series, Niska is built up as a ruthless and powerful crime lord with great reach and resources. He's cold, sadistic, and seemingly untouchable. Yet we see his true self when he's alone and unarmed, faced with a very wrathful Mal: Niska is a coward, an old man with nothing but his precious "reputation" for a shield. In comparison, Jayne is hiding what he may also consider weakness, which is a generally decent side to his personality that is only seen in the face of imminent death.
4th Aug '16 5:36:25 AM Winters15
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** Alternately again, perhaps she read Kaylee's thoughts and Kaylee was thinking about the situation with River and the gun, which prompted River to go to it again to show her she wasn't going to hurt her.
17th Jul '16 1:38:04 AM Uncle_Saturday
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*** The most horrifying thing about this is that it's based on real life. Comanche raids involved oodles of rape, torture-killing of a calibre that would impress modern serial killers, and literally wearing scalps. Occasionally they'd take a traumatized child with them -- who had likely just seen their settlement turn into something out of Dante -- and raise them as a member of the tribe. Whenever these few happened to be captured, they fought tooth and nail to return to the Comanche. For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Ann_Parker

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*** The most horrifying thing about this is that it's based on real life. Comanche raids involved oodles of rape, torture-killing of a calibre that would impress modern serial killers, and literally wearing scalps. Occasionally they'd take a traumatized child with them -- who had likely just seen their settlement turn into something out of Dante -- and raise them as a member of the tribe. Whenever these few happened to be captured, they fought tooth and nail to return to the Comanche. For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Ann_ParkerMore: http://squid314.livejournal.com/340809.html
17th Jul '16 1:35:47 AM Uncle_Saturday
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***The most horrifying thing about this is that it's based on real life. Comanche raids involved oodles of rape, torture-killing of a calibre that would impress modern serial killers, and literally wearing scalps. Occasionally they'd take a traumatized child with them -- who had likely just seen their settlement turn into something out of Dante -- and raise them as a member of the tribe. Whenever these few happened to be captured, they fought tooth and nail to return to the Comanche. For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Ann_Parker
2nd Jul '16 10:23:01 PM MikeK
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* Wash's trademark Hawaiian shirts seem a little ironic given they're associated with tropical climates, which most planets the crew visit definitely do not have. Authentic artifacts from Earth-That-Was are highly prized and probably not something he could afford to wear on a daily basis, so someone out there in the 'verse is still making shirts with those patterns, most likely for the nostalgia appeal. Wash might have liked wearing them because as many places as he'd been in his career as a pilot, he'd never seen those kinds of lush, beautiful landscapes... Or he just found them cool and exotic looking.

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* Wash's trademark Hawaiian shirts seem a little ironic given they're associated with tropical climates, which most planets the crew visit definitely do not have. Authentic artifacts from Earth-That-Was are highly prized and probably not something he could afford to wear on a daily basis, so someone out there in the 'verse is still making imitation shirts with those patterns, most likely to appeal to nostalgia, or for the nostalgia appeal.same reason you'd see someone selling fake brand name purses or what have you. Wash might have liked wearing them because as many places as he'd been in his career as a pilot, he'd never seen those kinds of lush, beautiful landscapes... Or he just found them cool and exotic looking.
2nd Jul '16 10:18:06 PM MikeK
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* Simon is teased as being a horribly actor, but careful observation shows that he simply needs to have prepared himself. Something true of most people. In the movie, we see just how good he can be when he has a plan and knows the rules to follow. We actually see this from the very beginning when he books passage on Serenity. He pretends to be a reserved and aloof Alliance surgeon and carefully navigates conversations so that he can monitor River's crate without raising suspicion. The only reason it fails is because Dobson already knew who he was.

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* Simon is teased as being a horribly horrible actor, but careful observation shows that he simply needs to have prepared himself. Something true of most people. In the movie, we see just how good he can be when he has a plan and knows the rules to follow. We actually see this from the very beginning when he books passage on Serenity. He pretends to be a reserved and aloof Alliance surgeon and carefully navigates conversations so that he can monitor River's crate without raising suspicion. The only reason it fails is because Dobson already knew who he was.
* Wash's trademark Hawaiian shirts seem a little ironic given they're associated with tropical climates, which most planets the crew visit definitely do not have. Authentic artifacts from Earth-That-Was are highly prized and probably not something he could afford to wear on a daily basis, so someone out there in the 'verse is still making shirts with those patterns, most likely for the nostalgia appeal. Wash might have liked wearing them because as many places as he'd been in his career as a pilot, he'd never seen those kinds of lush, beautiful landscapes... Or he just found them cool and exotic looking.
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