I was really serious when I said it was me. And that emotion there, that wide grin every time I take the time to stare, just goes to prove how much I would love to be her, love to be the me that I see. Because that is my dream.
I suppose I should go over family night a bit. We have a new TV, high-def or something like that, so we watched a blu-ray: Serenity. I'm...actually not a fan, believe it or not. With picture that good, flaws tend to stick out more. It actually made the movie feel less professional. The camerawork in particular just kinda reminded me of amateur filming for some reason, in that...well, it seemed TOO good to be movie-real, if that makes sense.
I'm not sure what to describe it as. RealityIsUnrealistic, UncannyValley, or what. But it just...well, it felt like it was more flawed in high-quality than it was before. Didn't change the enjoyment of the movie, though. I'd be the first to admit the effects looked sharper, it's just that for me effects looking sharper isn't really appealing in a film. But on the bright side, we decided to look at the bonus features, something we haven't done before: the hilarious outtakes, extended scenes, and deleted scenes, most of which I can understand why they were taken out (they weren't needed for the flow of the film), but some of which make the film make a whole heck of a lot more sense.
...Well, it makes perfect sense to me already, it's just that some scenes that were shortened/deleted make it make MORE sense, and if included would have helped build things up a little more, even if they weren't necessary, were a little info-dumpish, and/or redundant. (One particular scene I liked was the grenade one. And for that matter, Mal talking about how he "had" the operative. And I thought it was a nice reflection; the operative was better shown looking for Mal's weakness in the info-dumpish bridge scene, and after their brawl, Mal was saying that HE was figuring out the OPERATIVE'S weakness, bringing them at least slightly closer together. Well, if Mal was telling the truth, anyway. You never can be sure.)
All-in-all, fairly decent night, though I had to once again tolerate rather a bit of my father's bigotry at the dinner table. (I'd...prefer not to elaborate.) It's fairly fortunate that I can tune it out when I'm on the desktop, doing my thing, but at the dinner table, I have to hear it full-force. (A consolation prize is that there is talk of news which helps keep my otherwise-ignorant mind loosely in the loop, and occasionally some legitimately-interesting ideas come forth in spite of the bigotry laced within them. It IS exactly that, though: a consolation prize; I would much rather not have to deal with that hatred in my life.)
Butyeah, movie night. Homework needs to be done. Work chore probably best to get done. Gotta go.