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February 18 2007

The most important Firefly poll ever! Which is better? The series or the insect? Hilariously the insect is currently in the lead.

Well the insects ARE very cute, but I love our BDHs and I voted for the series.
The insect is still in the lead... But the best thing ever is discovering that LJ community! Thanks, Simon.
Easy vote on this one. It would have been much harder if it was Firefly vs Grave of the Fireflies.
I love fireflies the insects, but come on now!
I find it amazing that some of the people in the comments seem to be taking the comparison so seriously. Are they really or is it just the tongue in cheek style of the group? Cause I'm really glad that...you know...we don't *actually* have to choose between them. We could set up the TV n front of the sliding glass doors to the back yard on a summer night and watch both at the same time. So can't we just get along?

Ok, yeah so I just couldn't make a choice.

If I must, I think I have to go with the insect though. Ecology and awesomeness combined beats man-made anything.
Firefly, firefly, glowing in the night
Firefly, firefly, what a pretty sight
No battery or wire, yet you set the sky afire
sparkling with your magic light...


(from Going Buggy: The Musical)
There is something lovely about seeing fireflies in a Tennessee forest.
Are they really or is it just the tongue in cheek style of the group?

After just a quick read, I'm sure it's the style of the group. I mean last week's poll was: a machine that can record your dreams OR a car that will drive you home by itself... it's all good fun.

Of course, now that Whedonesque has linked to it, the show has streaked ahead ruining the scientific sample of LJ users and members of best_thing_ever :-)

Listen Joss Whedon might have created a universe, but can he create the inner workings of a living creature?
Someone ought to crosspost it to the biological equivalent of Whedonesque, to make it fair again. National Geographic or whatever.
I've never seen a firefly! They don't make them in the pacific NW and I feel so deprived. Someday I dream of seeing one.
We dont have fireflies in New Zealand. I first saw some in France when I was 20. Me and my brother spent a whole evening trying to catch a jarfull. It was wonderful :)
vera - no fireflies, true but wetas make up for that!
I've a feeling that posting the link here may skew the polling...
I'm kind of worried that if Fox sees this poll, they might have their lawyers send a letter to fireflies threatening them with copyright infringement. Or else cancel them. ;-)
Quiet, billz. Don't give them any more ideas! o_O
I'm so sick in the head. I read it as firefly incest. I'm gonna go take a cold shower.
" I'm so sick in the head. I read it as firefly incest.
Well that is canon: we know that River wanted to marry Simon.
I'm so sick in the head. I read it as firefly incest. I'm gonna go take a cold shower.

Well, to be fair, your momma is hot!
KernelM said:
"Easy vote on this one. It would have been much harder if it was Firefly vs Grave of the Fireflies."

Oh man, I think I still wouldn't have had too hard a time picking Firefly over that very well-made anime film. Grave of the Fireflies is tragedy to the extreme. It made me very angry too. I couldn't help being seriously pissed off at the main charater (the older brother) for refusing to swallow his stubborn and completely unreasonable pride by going to ask one of the townsfolk for some help (or even if he just went crawling back to his aunt, however disagreeable living with her may've been). So, so depressing. Not even the ending brought any relief.
Oh, esg, they're the best insects ever. They tend to swarm for a few hours after sunset and watching them flash around us was magical. As kids, we use to chase after them and catch them in our hands and giggle with that greenish-yellow light shining through our fingers. Wonderful childhood memories!

catalyst2, those wetas do not look like an insect I should be chasing, rather better run for my life. My friend, you certainly have some interesting animals on that landmass of yours!
Oooh, this is important! What's more important is that I've never considered which would win out of red vs blue, or even that a Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists existed! I'm off to join! (Just need a PhD in an 'ology' and a better conditioner. Damn you Pantene, damn you and your lies!)

Ahem.

Firefly wins over fireflies by dint of the bugs not being in England which is clearly anti-British. Our Big Damn Heroes are anti-everything which is much more inclusive.
My condolences to everyone in an area without fireflies. Like most everything else in nature I have no doubt they would be more than happy to expand their range. That might not be the best thing for your ecology of course, so maybe you will just have to visit the Eastern US during the summer and head out into the country at dusk, though I don't think I would make that the only reason for the trip. ;-)

I think everyone raised in an area that has fireflies has childhood memories of chasing them as a kid, and putting them in a jar for a little while to watch them glow close up. They are also perfect to explain the life lesson that things have to have air, and will die if you keep them out of their environment too long. They are so pretty, kids want them but are forced to understand the only way they can really have them night after night is if they allow them their freedom. Unfortunately pesticides make it that in most places they do not swarm, but when you are an adult they give a sense of peace and everything being as it should be when they are flitting around on a summer evening in any numbers at all.

There are a few moments in my life that I happened to luck into amazing one time events. For instance, my father and I saw the most gorgeous night sky I can imagine one winter night in Kentucky. Another time I remember pulling over to the side of the road because a field on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River was so bright with fireflies it seemed like you could have walked through it without missing a detail of every rock and twig under your feet. That was a swarm...and totally amazing. I've taken my son back there to try to share it with him, but it was never close to the same.

"Are they really or is it just the tongue in cheek style of the group?

After just a quick read, I'm sure it's the style of the group. I mean last week's poll was: a machine that can record your dreams OR a car that will drive you home by itself... it's all good fun."


I figured, but I actually was not talking about the polls themselves. I got that those were of the silly. I was meaning some of the posters who just seemed to actually be taking this rather seriously. Looking at it again, yes, tongue in cheek, thank the powers of the universe.

[ edited by newcj on 2007-02-20 16:26 ]
We need to smile among ourselves from time to time to catch our bearings.

Back to topic, I'm still picking the insect:)
Easy vote on this one. It would have been much harder if it was Firefly vs Grave of the Fireflies.


Gotta agree with you there!

Such a beautifully made, terribly sad film!

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