Archive for Firefly

Phoenix

Posted in Role-Playing Games, Serenity with tags on January 19, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Let's go to the black...The saying about the Phoenix is that it rises from the ashes, but it doesn’t seem likely that the folks who originally piloted this boat realized just how many fires it would be through. Outside, the boat looks like a hunk of junk. The hull is dented and patched in several spots, scorch marks mar the nose, and most of the parts have been torn off and replaced more time than most can count. The insides are ordered well enough, although the engine has seen better days and the control panels have burn marks from the fires that have occurred on the inside.

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Silence

Posted in Faces in the Black, Role-Playing Games, Serenity with tags on January 19, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Silence is golden, indeed.Even as she settles into her middle years, Silence is still quite attractive. She carries herself with the grace that she learned as a companion, but has lost much of what she sees as a pretentious air taught by the Guild. Silence will spit, drink, and gamble these days, though never to an extreme. When she has guests in her shop, she generally adapts to fit what they need – or at least what she thinks they need. In other words, she’ll be there to provide counsel and understanding to wayfarers, but she also isn’t afraid to give them a swift kick in the ass when needed.

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Saffron

Posted in Faces in the Black, Role-Playing Games, Serenity with tags on January 18, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Yosaffbridge herselfSaffron is a very alluring redhead who usually has a very innocent look about her. The innocent look is nothing but a ruse. When she shows her true self, which is rare, she is cocky and arrogant, but no less beautiful. Saffron knows that he looks and her training drive men wild. In fact. that’s what she relies on when it comes to pulling a job.

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Krys Connel

Posted in Faces in the Black, Role-Playing Games, Serenity with tags on January 18, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

She seems so innocent and nonchalant...Krys’s wide eyes and curious demeanor often make her seem younger than she is. In her mid-20s, she has bright red hair and a very attractive figure when she chooses to show it off. Kry’s appearance often changes depending on the job she’s on. If she’s filling in as the ship’s mechanic, she’ll wear overalls and have smudges of grease on her face. If she needs to be a medic, she’ll look well-groomed and proper. In her normal day to day life, she usually comes off as a rather excitable young woman who is almost child-like in some ways. However, she can take on any number of appearances and personalities, ranging from the egotism of an Alliance official to the seductive wiles of a femme fatale.

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Henry Mason

Posted in Faces in the Black, Role-Playing Games, Serenity with tags on January 18, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Yes, I'm ripping off Dr. House and putting him in a setting that is a ripoff of Cowboy Bebop.

His friends call him Hank, and his professional associates call him Dr. Mason. Unfortunately, he has neither friends nor a career, so he’s just Mason these days. Mason is a likable enough fellow as long as you don’t talk to him and he doesn’t talk to you. In terms of technical skill he’s a first-rate trauma surgeon, although he lacks any sort of sympathy for his patients. In Dr. Mason’s perfect world, the patient comes in unconscious, gets treated, and leaves his infirmary without ever having to speak. Of course, there are a few ways to get Mason to open up. He has a soft spot for attractive women and tends to be slightly (and only slightly) nicer to them, though more out of his social breeding than out of lust. He also has a love of gambling and of complex problems. If someone offers him a problem that tickles his brain, Mason will suddenly become a much kinder soul.

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Gus “Pack Rat” Henderson

Posted in Faces in the Black, Role-Playing Games, Serenity with tags on January 18, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Let's make a deal.Gus is a middle-aged man who dresses as affluently as he can afford. Unfortunately, he usually can’t afford much. His hair is usually fairly well-kept but is always a little too long to keep straight. A tries to stay well-shaven but generally gets too caught up in his work to shave more than once or twice a week. Gus dresses as appropriately as he can as a businessman, but tends to muss up his clothes quite a bit. Since he doesn’t have an assistant, he tends to be his own mechanic and repairman, which usually leaves him covered in dust and grease, making it even harder to make an honest sale.

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Firefly: They Can’t Take That Away from Me

Posted in Music and Videos, Music Videos with tags , , on January 17, 2011 by Charlie Brooks
Click here to download the video.

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This video seems as though I were deliberately trying to pair up two very incongruous media. The song is “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” a George Gershwin tune sung here by Robbie Williams and Rupert Everett. The clips come from Firefly, a space western that has nothing to do with the works of Gershwin. Despite the fact that they seem to have so little to do with each other, I’m quite happy with how this whimsical little video turned out. Click on the picture Jayne Cobb to download the video.