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June 20 2007

Nathan Fillion Is A Hero. SFX has picked up the Martin Firrell project in an online article, with a link to a London Times article. There is also a heads-up on when we can plan on seeing the "Nathan Fillion SFX Interview."

Apologies to the mods. Every time I post a link, I cannot get the period to show up where it's supposed to go.
But he's not our friend (check his blog ;-)
I like the concept, but I don't really understand how the visuals go along with it. Also, it's so dramatic one minute, but then Nathan's joking another, so I'm not really sure what to make of it...
Kudos to the project. I'm sure Nathan is a swell guy and all but is the term 'hero' really applicable? When I think hero I think, well, Buffy, for instance. Nathan is an actor. Somehow actor and hero just don't strike me as being synonymous.
Well, you could say Nathan is a metaphorical hero, having played one in the movies/television. In real life, I consider him "heroic," because in my estimation he's taking a big chance on being called egotistical or other terms along that line for allowing his work/personal attributes to be utilized for Firrell's project. This is not just any project though, and Nathan Fillion is not just any man.

I was thinking about this the other day in terms of what makes a man likeable or loveable because of a thread dedicated to handsome men. So, to me, handsome men are a dime a dozen. Unless they have the good heart, intellect, character, and compassion to back it up, it's nowhereville for me. Nathan Fillion is not just another handsome man.
When I saw the title of the post I thought he'd been cast in Heroes and got excited.

Now I'm disappointed.
Nathan Fillion is my Big Darn Hero because of the Backup Bash. Along with everyone else who worked so hard/donated time/donated money/etc and made a cancelled convention into something magical. I loved reading about it on the internet.
kerfuffle said:
Kudos to the project. I'm sure Nathan is a swell guy and all but is the term 'hero' really applicable? When I think hero I think, well, Buffy, for instance. Nathan is an actor. Somehow actor and hero just don't strike me as being synonymous.


To me, Martin's project is not about the kind of hero who is running around saving lives. It's about the kind of hero that can be within each of us. It's about being heroic through acts of kindness and compassion. It's about affecting the lives of those around you through goodness. It's about leading with a strength that is rooted in gentleness. Nathan is a perfect example of this kind of man. He embodies all of these qualities, along with warmth and generosity.

I feel sure Nathan is too humble to think of himself as a hero. I'm sure in his head, he thought of this "job" as being a model for a highly worthy art project, not as the true hero it is espousing. But I also feel quite sure Martin saw all of the attributes he was looking for fully reflected in his model hero's face and demeanor. Otherwise, he would not have chosen Nathan.

Everyone can be the kind of hero Martin is encouraging, be it an actor, a carpet-layer, a teacher, a politician- anyone! All it takes is a determination to be kind and to insist on kindness as the most highly valued human trait.
"Wherever I move to, his eyes keep...followin' me."
Firefly the Official Companion Volume Two Jaynestown episode

I actually thought the pic in the article was moving there for a bit.

[ edited by Anonymous1 on 2007-06-20 05:33 ]
Nathan isn't the subject of this project; He's the visual Symbol. I honestly believe they couldn't have made a better choice for that Symbol...
Exactly. He's 'just' the model as it were. "Woman with Yellow Hair" doesn't look much like a real woman either, s'art for ya ;).
Yes, the subject of this project extends far beyond one man.
I'm thrilled that a high profile mainstrean outlet like SFX has picked this up. Other than that .... pretty much everything Tonya J said.
I tried posting a comment to the Times article but it erased it!!!!!!

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