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August 05 2006

Filefry: Fan-Made Animated Firefly with a dark twist. Probably NSFW. Filefry's website needs an update, but the files are still being hosted: Ep. 1 | Ep. 2 | Ep. 3.

It looks like the project has been abandoned.

"We don't have time for this. We have a job to do."

Maybe it's just me, but I think that it is just as well that it was abandoned. Dirty jokes can be funny, but this one---wasn't.
I also didn't care for it. Didn't bother watching all the clips either.
How amusing!

For about 3 seconds, which was 2 seconds too much hi-larity for me.

Also, there was something downright creepifying with how he put their faces on. Very disturbing.
LOL aw come on, it's not that bad, is it? You've got Jayne watching Wash and Zoe with a webcam, and Mal trying to write the theme song on a banjo....

Compared to most fanvids I've seen, I thought this was very creative. Does anyone know what program makes this kind of animation?
No, it really was that bad...
That lack of spelling skills put me off enough that I came to check what y'all had to say about it before I downloaded it. Think I'll give it a miss.
I think this was a nifty idea gone horribly, horribly wrong. I thought the look of it was promising -- kindof "evil-Legos-with-warped-faces" -- and I don't mind an adult-themed parody at all, if well done. Unfortunately, the writing was just baaaaaaaaad. God-awful. Painful. (As was the intro spelling, Lioness, yeah.)

"Question: Tips on writing to new writers?
Answer: Yes, a tip: ‘write really well.' "

-- Joss Whedon, Q & A at WizardWorld convention, Chicago, August, 2004

I'm curious why spelling is an issue to watch or not. I'd expect a writer to spell well. But fans who animate, draw, paint, etc. must also be good spellers? Isn't that a left brain/right brain thing, unrelated to individual talents?
Succatash: "I'm curious why spelling is an issue to watch or not. I'd expect a writer to spell well. But fans who animate, draw, paint, etc. must also be good spellers? Isn't that a left brain/right brain thing, unrelated to individual talents?"


Succatash, it didn't stop me from watching it, but I do find incorrect spelling off-putting. I'm not sure exactly where in the brain I think spelling skills reside (and some writers are sucky spellers) but bad spelling, especially in such a short intro, seems to indicate an inability to take pains with their work, and that can be a bad sign.

Any time someone communicates via the written word, they are being "writers" and might want to take some care to do that effectively. Of course, people make mistakes, or typos or suchlike, but when you have a short time to engage a potential viewer, using both words and images, it's best that both be as well-done as possible.

I'm an artist, who draws and paints and designs, but I'm also a writer, when I write, and I find it useful to engage both sides of my brain, whenever possible. Bad speling tendz too distrak the reeder & obbscure efective comuniccashun.

"You’re not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi." -- Humphrey Bogart
On behalf of myself and maybe some other folks, may I say, "ewwww." Just saying naughty words or talking about sex in itself is not funny; there has to be a joke in there somewhere. Also, wasn't this a bit racist, too? This just didn't fit my sense of humor, sorry. :-(

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