Firefly to the Rescue

I took a sick day and just bummed and rested.  At last, I watched discs 1-3 of Firefly.  I know, just a few years too late.  I have 1 more disc and then I’m going to watch Serenity the movie, which I’ve been saving until I watch all the episodes.

So far, my favorite is Out of Gas.  But War Stories is a close second.

Oh, I did think about writing, but I’ve got two major problems, one in each story.  Problems I haven’t plotted my way out of yet.  I think I may have to backtrack in NSR a little; I can’t figure out where the best place to start 7Crows is, neither.  So I doodled off and on today, thinking, stewing, and I still don’t know.  I guess I’ll just have to sleep on it. 

With NSR, the problem is:  I have a “dead” shapeshifter who’s recovering, locked in a cell with two women, one of whom has no idea what he is and can do.  The room is wired and heavily monitored by guards.  Now I’ve got to figure out how he “wakes up” without bringing all the guards down on them immediately.  I think I need to get Jaid out of the room first.  Hmm.

7Crows, I plotted out a bunch of stuff tonight, but my gut says it’s all backstory.  There’s no core conflict in it.  But I don’t know enough about what happens later to decide if there’s enough story AFTER a certain point, neither.  So I just keep plodding away through all this stuff I’m pretty sure happens, and trust that eventually I’ll know where I’m supposed to land.  Did come up with an interesting idea today.

Falling is just one flap away from flying.

Sounds like something I should remember in this writing gig, huh?

9 thoughts on “Firefly to the Rescue

  1. Oh, I am such a RABID Firefly fan I don’t even have a favorite episode I just heart them all… :mrgreen: The fact that they cancelled it is the main reason I quit watching TV altogether. It just made me so MAD!! :evil:

  2. I love “Out of Gas” too. It’s also an episode worth close re-watching as you see how the writer and the director stage each of the flashbacks to coincide with where Mal is on the ship as he makes his way through it. Wonderfully written episdoe.

  3. I haven’t watched all the episodes, but I love the movie!

    Also, I love the quote. I presume it’s from Firefly, then?

    I’m having the same SORT of problem with TDB as you’re having with 7C, in so far as there is no big bad, the conflict is of a different sort. I’m concerned that makes it un-compelling. I did up a synopsis last night and Nicole is looking at it, but I’m worried. The writing goes really WELL, and has been well received, but still I doubt.

  4. While I agree with Bethanie that it’s hard to pick a “favorite” Firefly episode, I gotta admit that both “Out of Gas” and “War Stories” would be in the running. “Objects in Space” is also up there. As is the pilot, “Serenity”, too….

    Beautiful things, I tell you.

    And “Jaynestown”, heh. Guess who my favorite character is? *snickersnort*

  5. I came to the Firefly series after I had seen the movie Serenity. I love both, but I sure wish the
    series would have caught on. The episodes are excellent and filled with so many more promising stories.

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