May 18th, 2005

Firefly (River), kill with my brain

Silly Star Wars thought

Before Chad posted about the problems with the new Star Wars movies, we talked about it over dinner and came up with a very silly idea (which I then forgot about until today, when the movie came out), to wit:

Chad: "—and the time scale is all wrong too, unless Luke is secretly a Dragaeran with a two-hundred-year adolesence."

Kate: " . . . I'm sorry, I think the idea of that crossover broke my brain."

From there, we determined in short order that if Luke (and Leia, and Anakin, etc.) are Dragaerans, then the Sith are Jenoine, Yoda is a Serioli, and the Ewoks—smaller and hairier than the Jedi—are Easterners. What's more, the movies are set as the Cycle turns to Teckla, since the Teckla have a Republic instead of an Empire!

I think we stopped before I tried to draw parallels between the conceptions of Anakin and Aliera, which is all for the best since they aren't actually that close and the idea really, really makes my head hurt.

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Fandom has eaten my brain

Oh, and on another note—

I've read the first three of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey & Maturin novels and enjoyed them, but don't remember them very well. Since I'd seen good reviews of the audiobooks, the Patrick Tull narrations in particular [*], I thought I'd try starting the series over on audiobook.

I don't find Aubrey/Maturin the least bit interesting or plausible (I mean, could you get any straighter than Jack?). And yet, I found myself listening to Master and Commander tonight and marvelling at what an astoundingly slashy opening that is.

Fandom has truly eaten my brain.

[*] Tull has a nice chewy voice for the narrative sections, but I'm having trouble differentiating between characters in dialogue. I may need to investigate the other set of unabridged recordings.