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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.
11th Jun '16 1:11:24 AM FuzzyWulfe
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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.
25th Feb '16 10:58:18 AM LazloChang
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---> '''Book''': I don't give half a hump if you're innocent or not. So where does that put you?\\

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---> '''Book''': I don't give half a hump if you're innocent or not. So where does that put you?\\you?
24th Aug '15 10:32:21 AM Discar
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* When Inara pulls the trigger on the Lacetor in "Trash" nothing happens. The pistol is perhaps hundreds of years old and has been kept in a display case. Its power cell has long since lost any charge it was holding.
** Yes, they say that outright in the episode. That's not fridge anything.
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