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Noah called me early Monday afternoon to tell me that Serenity was playing at the theatre that night. Say, what? He encouraged me to go, and I didn’t need any convincing. I tried with no avail to find someone to go with me, but did not find anyone. That didn’t stop me, though, and I went on my own.

I should say, I couldn’t find anyone local. Plenty of US Browncoats wanted to go, but none of them could get to Canada/Saskatoon by showtime. This is the only downside to Internet friendship: people live so dang far away.

Noah bought me the Firefly and Serenity Blu-Rays for Christmas last year, but watching Serenity on the big screen? It is 300 times better than watching it at home.


The theatre was packed. I found a seat next to another person who was sitting by herself. I asked her if she minded if I sat beside her, and she said no. She said she was alone because she couldn’t find anyone to go with, and I said I was alone for the same reason. And then we bonded a bit over Firefly and Buffy and then the movie all of a sudden started and the theatre was silent.

It was amazing. I felt like I was at a Con session watching a much-loved movie with a couple hundred other members of the Firefly fandom. Everybody laughed at the funny parts, and everybody gasped when *SPOILER*ALERT* Wash died. I mean, I’m sure 90% of the people in that theatre had seen the movie before, but even though I knew what was coming, I nearly covered my eyes, because I didn’t want that part to happen.

Also, Tumblr needs a gif of River beating the crap out of those people in that bar, with the caption: GUYS. I KNOW KUNG FU.

There are so many awesome quotable lines in that movie. I would write down my favourites, but I don’t think you guys have time for all of them.

When the credits rolled, everyone clapped. For at least a minute straight.

And I wanted to take them all out for coffee so we could talk about all the Firefly/Serenity/Whedony things.

I didn’t want it to end.

I am a leaf on the wind
Watch how I soar

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  • bethany actually Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 2:48 am

    Had you never seen Serenity in the theater!? Awesome that you got to see it!

    Troy and I saw Serenity in the theater in Ottawa, actually! We lived in Maryland at the time, but we were visiting friends in Ottawa and they offered to watch Annalie for us so we could go out on a date, so we went to see Serenity even though we were only about halfway done with the TV series at the time, because we knew we wouldn’t get another chance to see it in the theater. After we saw the movie, we dragged our feet on watching the rest of the series because we knew it would be painful seeing Wash. :-(

    • Jen Wilson Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 7:56 pm

      Oh man, that would suck watching it half-way through!! Though seeing it on the big screen is SO much better than seeing it just on a TV. :) AND hanging out with so many Browncoats is an opportunity I could not pass up. :)

      • bethany actually Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:28 am

        It didn’t suck at the time because we weren’t Browncoats yet. Firefly was just this cool show we liked a lot. Then that gorram spike came through Serenity and…*sob* I think that’s when I became a Browncoat, actually.

        • Jen Wilson Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:54 am

          GORRAM SPIKE!

  • Loukia Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 9:16 am

    I love doing things on my own… dinners, lunches out, movies… it’s such a nice, quiet, time. Glad you enjoyed yourself!

    • Jen Wilson Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 7:57 pm

      I do, too!! I don’t do things out by myself often, as it just doesn’t fit in my life right now, but I love it when I do!

  • Bex Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 10:25 am

    Sorry I didn’t make it in time for the movie! ;)

    I’m so glad you got to go and that you made a friend! It’s SO much more fun watching something like that surrounded by fellow fans, rather than being surrounded by people who are just there to see a movie for the hell of it (you know what I mean? does that make sense?) :)

    I love going to the movies by myself. I’m weird like that.

    • Jen Wilson Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 7:59 pm

      Oh yes, TOTALLY know what you mean. These were true Browncoats, I could tell.

      And I like seeing them by myself, too! This was only my second time, as I just don’t get out much in general, but I did quite enjoy it. :)

  • Angella Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 8:43 pm

    Okay, there’s a movie? I watched Firefly when I had the flu. There’s a MOVIE?!?

    • Jen Wilson Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 8:47 pm

      THERE IS!!!! You need to watch it!! It used to be on Netflix, not sure if it still is. I own it, so you’re welcome to watch it here any time. ;)

      • Angella Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 9:09 pm

        Ha! If only. I am SO searching Netflix when the kids are in bed. :)