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Tyris



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theBSDude wrote:
Besides, it's nearly a quote.
That was the idea.

Asa wrote:
Doesn't make it proper grammar. Mad
When one* chooses to paraphrase Captain Reynolds, proper grammar must of necessity be sacrificed. Wink
Besides, isn't your sentence missing at least one word at the beginning? Razz

Tamir wrote:
Okay, we're drifting a bit far offtopic. Dr. Horrible awesomeness! Who's buying the dvd when it comes out? ^_^
*sigh* What is it with you and on-topicity, anyway? Is being off-topic so very wrong? Aren't topics, like conversations, supposed to change and evolve as old subjects wear through and new ones are naturally rotated in?

But on to the on-topic question anyway...
Tamir wrote:
Who's buying the dvd when it comes out? ^_^
Not us! Even if they were going to release it at the same time over here (which is highly unlikely. Never understood that - doesn't it just encourage piracy?), DVDs are just too expensive. Perhaps in another three years, when we'll find someone selling it at a boot sale.
(Why the estimate of three years? Because we just bought Serenity on Sunday...)


*Well, technically, two - but that's not a pronoun.
Three!
Shut up, you don't count.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno. I like how Joss trusts his fans, and I personally like to buy CDs/movies of artists I like. If I enjoyed something, the people who made it should make money for it! Besides, I don't see this DVD being particularly expensive.

What is it with me and ontopicness? I take my mod status too seriously. >_>
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tyris wrote:

When one chooses to paraphrase Captain Reynolds, proper grammar must of necessity be sacrificed. Wink


@Asa: Would a [sic] help?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, because a [sic] is only for direct quotes, not paraphrasing. And yes, it is missing a word. I was considering changing it, but was too lazy. Look at my location next time, yo! This is the only thing I nag about, and I don't get to do nearly enough nagging on this forum. I'll grab any change I can get! ^_^
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought Serenity today.

Asa, Serenity and Firefly are set 500 years in the future. Which means that grammer could have evolved just as it has done so in the past. Mal could very well have been speaking proper grammer.

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Topic. Right.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bear in mind that you are trying to nitpick someone who wields a Grammar Hammer. If you see a mistake, it'll usually be deliberate - the English language is more fun when you can bend and twist it abnormally. Hence the word concocted earlier, "topicity." Very Happy We're even worse out loud.

Speaking of topicity...
Meh, I got nothin'. Um... yay for Dr. Horrible?

Edited addendum:
TheBritishInvasion wrote:
I bought Serenity today.
Snap! Well, snap! within two days anyway...

Further edited addendum:
theBSDude wrote:
Would a [sic] help?
As a matter of fact, we nearly added a [/mal]...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, that's why I don't do it much - 'cause I don't need to.

Whedon sort of stumbled a bit in the headlong comedy rush toward the end, when Penny died - but the very last few second might possibly have redeemed it, by twisting it all out of recognition.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was happy for him, making it into the League, and all. I mean, it obviously sucked when Penny died, but I was worried he'd learn a valuable lesson about friendship or something.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take it you're in the group that didn't like the last act so much, AsA?

I dunno, I thought it was excellent. He reaped what he sowed, and became a true villain just like he wanted, destroying himself in the process. Neutral It's sad.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, sad... that's what I meant. I'm not evil. Is it wierd that I volunteered that?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But that last moment, after he got accepted, and he's in his regular clothes, he did look like we was regretting something....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why I said twisted it all out of shape - I think what Whedon was implying is that Billy was imagining or hallucinating the whole thing with the villain/superhero plot - that he's really a geeky nobody with a weird eye-tic, illusions of grandeur, and a suppressed... something.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...huh.
I usually catch those things.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've sort of got it on the brain, and I was looking for an explanation for the seemingly random change of tone. It might be I caught it because I was looking for it, or I could be reading too much into it and it's not really there at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not how I read it at all. I think it was all real, and that bit at the end was kinda like Billy saying goodbye. After Penny's death, he totally and completely became Dr Horrible, leaving his humanity and feelings behind.
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