Friday, April 19, 2013

Quaint!

Today, for the A to Z challenge, I am really stretching the parameters as the inspiration for this post is a very obscure reference from Joss Whedon's Firefly. It's spoken by Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds." It's also the only thing that's popped into my head, so I'm going to feature some quotes (Oooh! Another "Q" word!) from this beloved character.

Besides, I think it's been a good 48 hours since I've featured so aspect of the Whedonverse so...

All quotes belong to Wash unless otherwise noted.

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From Serenity (the intended pilot, not the movie)

Zoe: I know something ain't right.
Wash: Sweetie, we're crooks. If everything were right, we'd be in jail.

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From Jaynestown

—We gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero!

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From War Stories

—Hey, I've been in a firefight before. Well, I was in a fire. Actually, I was fired...from a fry-cook opportunity.

—She's terse. I can be terse. Once, in flight school, I was laconic.

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From Objects in Space

Wash: Little River gets more colorful by the moment. What'll she do next?
Zoe: Either blow us all up or rub soup in her hair. It's a toss-up.
Wash: I hope she does the soup thing. It's always a hoot and we all don't die from it.

Jayne: Anyone remember her coming at me with a butcher's knife?
Wash: Wacky fun.
Jayne: You wanna go, little man?
Wash: Only if it's some place with candlelight.

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From Serenity (the big damn movie)

Wash: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
Mal: Define interesting.
Wash: Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?

—I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar.

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And, last, but not least, I leave you with this video...





23 comments:

  1. God I miss that show, I will re-watch it from time to time on DVD.

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  2. I was hoping you'd feature the 'we're all going to die' line!

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  3. I just recently started watching Firefly, and I love it! Wash is awesome :)

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  4. This challenge has revealed just how lacking my television viewing and book reading has been! Must find more hours in the day to get caught up.

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  5. *sigh* Why did they have to cancel that show?

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  6. ditto what TDrecker said. Stupid scifi chanel keeps wrestling - of all things - and cancels Firefly and the Dresden Files. Where is the logic in that I ask you?

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  7. As soon as summer get here, I'm going to watch the series again.

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  8. I've only seen about fifteen or so minutes into the first episode and the moment I saw him playing with his plastic dinosaurs I knew he would be one of my favourite characters. Now I go around saying, "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!" Can't wait to finish the series, especially after reading the quotes!

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  9. WASH!!! He is my favorite Firefly character. Other than Mal of course. He is hysterical. Curse you're sudden by inevitable betrayal.

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  10. I was really surprised when he died so suddenly in the movie.

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  11. An awesome series and Wash was a great character.

    Left and Write

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  12. My favorite character from the show, for sure. Enjoyed him in A Knight's Tale, too.

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  13. Paraphrased...
    Wash: "Yep, I think I'm startin' to get a real feel for her."

    Zoe: "I just don't like him."

    LOVE!
    Thanks for the smile!
    Heather

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  14. Oops. See what I did there. I signed my comment above as my mom cause I was logged into her blog, fixing it.

    Groan.

    It's me. Heather.

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  15. Love the Wash quotes! That last one always makes me sigh sadly, though.

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  16. OK OK I will watch an episode or two, or gt completely hooked!

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  17. Wash has some of the best quotes, but he makes me sad cuz of the movie. *sniffles*

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  18. I think you could just post a full script...

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  19. so many awesome quotes. I use "I'm a leaf on the wind" a lot... along with "Calm blue oceans"

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  20. Haha. I enjoyed this clip and the quotes. Dare we hope for another Firefly movie? But unless it is a pre-quel, we won't be seeing Wash.

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  21. These made me smile! Gotta love Firefly and Wash.

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  22. I thought you were going to leave out the dinosaurs and I was all "hey! What the heck??" But, of course, you couldn't leave out Wash's best scene ever.

    Another of my favorite lines:

    Kaylee: Wash, do you think I'm pretty?
    Wash: Were I unwed, I would take you in a manly fashion.
    Kaylee: Because I'm pretty?
    Wash: Because you're pretty.

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