Saturday, August 19, 2006

An ode to Joss ...

Ballad of Joss

My head is still reeling from trying to figure out the folkloric implications here... So we have a folksong, published in an online webcam community wherein a fan of both director and television series extolls the magic of Joss whedon ;-)
So we have television fandom, folksong, online communities, all of obvious folkloric interest and all thoroughly entwined back and forth....

Going to See Serenity

Going to See Serenity (Serenity)


I ‘m gonna see Serenity
Three times so it makes lots of money
They’re bringing Firefly back to me
With Mal and Book and Yay! Kaylee
I’m gonna see Serenity…

I’m gonna cheer when Mal says
“I know this much I aim to misbehave”
His pants are tight, his manner wry
and Inara he makes “kaffe” eyes?
I’m gonna cheer when Mal says…

And River , Oh I love River
I wish River were my sister
I’d fix her brain and keep her sane
Like Simon syas she’s my Mei mei
And River , Oh I love River…

I ‘m gonna see Serenity
Three times so it makes lots of money
They took our land they took our love
Well now they’ll take our ticket stubbs
I ‘m gonna see Serenity…

I ‘m gonna see Serenity and then
Go back the next morning and see it again
‘cause noone at Fox knew this show had no equal
Come on Universal and greenlight a sequel…

I’m gonna hang with Jayne and Wash
With Zoe and hell, best of all with Joss
They couldn’t take the sky from them
Our big damn heroes made a film
I ‘m gonna see Serenity…

They couldn’t take the sky from them
Our big damn heroes made a film

They couldn’t take the sky from them
Our big damn heroes made a film

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Gay pride 2006

Gay Pride Reykjavik 2006 - Palli having a great day ;-)

Last saturday saw the annual Gay Pride Parade, or the Happy walk as it's been dubbed here ;-) The weather gods saw fit to regale us with rainless weather contributing to an awesome display of festivity and making it a truly gorgeous experience, not to mention opportunity for photographic indulgences ;-P

After managing to catch the parade thrice as it waddled down Laugarvegur, (at which point the kids were getting a tad impatient with me and unwilling to feed my camera habit any more) we met up with cousins and friends outside MR, Icelands longest suriving highschool and incidentally Halldors old school, needless to say I went to the one dubbed the hippy school not the smart pantsy elitist one...o.k. reverting from this unintelligeble tangent of folkloric Blason populaire or rivalry as it's more commonly known, what I meant to say that once downtown Elena was party to the dubious, yet revellatory pleasure of being interviewed for one of the local tv stations. You can watch the interview here, she is obviously the wee blonde thing wearing the traditional pink t-shirt of future pink ladies. She was asked whether she knew what the festivities were all about, and seeing as I'd explained all (o.k. not all but close) about homosexuals and lesbians before leaving the house I was not quite apprehensive but intrigued by what she might say, but she kept it simple saying, quite rightly, that it was a "happy parade" ...
By the way if anyone knows of a way to capture streaming video of this kind I'd give anything, o.k. perhaps not everything but great appreciation would be bestowed on any who could help me save this little nugget of memorabilia for future teasing. You see, I'm compiling a videoset of her to be played on her wedding ;-) and who said nice mums can't be eeeeeevil ;-D

Gay Pride Reykjavik 2006

Gay Pride Reykjavik 2006 . Gay Pride Reykjavik 2006 Ragnar and my cousins . Gay Pride Reykjavik 2006

Gay Pride Reykjavik 2006 - Evil look ;-)
So as not to clog the blog (deceased as it may be ;-) the rest of the gay pride parade photos can be viewed here or by clicking on the image below! Hope you enjoy :-D and yes.... the plan is that I'm back and blogging as never before ;-)
Gay Pride Reykjavik 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Lone remnant of days gone by?


Lone remnant of days gone by?
Originally uploaded by Gunnella.