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I love all things Whedon [1]

Stephenie Meyers mediocre vampire tales hold no candle to Joss's creations.[2]  It's not so much that I dislike them.  It's more that I can't stand the overwhelming passion that seems to develop towards Edward and Jacob.[3]
I'm going to see the new movie.
There I said it.
However, my friend wonderlenny and I decided to express our solidarity with the Whedon-verse by creating t-shirts that explain our points of view.[4]
Wanna see 'em?
This is mine, with Angel's tattoo on the front, and a pertinent BTVS quote on the back.
wonderlenny's contribution:
In case people needed to know how awesome Oz is, she quotes him on the back.
We're going to wear them to our viewing of Eclipse.  Hopefully no one will Grape Slushie us. [5]
1. Whedon as in Joss Whedon. Creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and Dr. Horribles Sing-a-long blog. Writer, director, cameo actor, comic book creator.
2. I like them anyway. They're a fun tale. Plus the author loves Muse.  Sadly that gives her points in my book.  I do however object to the shoddy editing of the books.  Inexcusable!
3.  In the interest of full disclosure, I'm solidly Team Jacob.  Slightly less so after having read the "Midnight Sun" excerpt on Meyer's web site.
4. Full disclosure again, it was her idea.  I went along for the ride.
5. Gleek points for the reference.

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So I read this book,

Reaper Man
Terry Pratchett

 and it was lovely.  It continues the trend of me reading the Terry Pratchett's Discworld series in order.  This was the story of what happens when DEATH (who only speaks in capital letters) finds out that he's about to die. So he decides to really live for a change, and chaos ensues…due to all the left over life force that isn't ferried away from the world.  This has turned out to be the most endearing of the Discworld books I've read so far.  Reading it so soon after my uncles death was odd, and yet this book really touched me.  It explored how important accomplishing something, no matter how small, with your life is, and also the satisfaction of doing what you're meant to well.  I enjoyed it, chuckled quite a bit, was delighted to experience an un-dead Wendall Poons, and the anthropomorphizing of   the shopping trolley's.  I'm very amazed that Pratchett can do so many different stories without repeating himself, or sounding redundant.

Then I watched this movie: 

and was pleasantly moved.  The previews set it up to be this somewhat raunchy story of a blind man trying to get laid, but it really wasn't (thank goodness).  Instead of being sophomoric, it was an endearing look at the hidden struggles of life, if you're a little different then the people around you.  It was a precious, albeit too neat, love story, and a meaningful discussion of what is real beauty.

Then I went to the theater and saw this:

  I had wanted to see it for some time, because the previews (early ones where he's just doing his job, then sees stars) made me teary-eyed.  I have to say that for the first time in a VERY LONG TIME I have seen an animated feature that has such depth, such grace, such beauty, and conveys such complex emotions. (Sorry for the over use of such).  I also liked the message behind the story, of taking care of our own messes and, again, take pride in doing what you're meant to, well.  I laughed, and I was deeply moved, and surprised that I walked out of the theater with much to ponder.  Also I should note that I was expecting to think of Johnny #5 (geek points if you get the reference) frequently throughout this movie, but I didn't, not once.
Then I came home, and as I was getting ready for bed I watched this:

Can I just say…Joss Whedon is my hero.  I loved it.  It was well done.  I can't wait for the other episodes.  AND I love the way he's challenging entertainment industry status quo.  Plus there's singing.  Nathan Fillion Singing.  Suit Up Dr. Horrible, this is going to be…..wait for it…..Legendary!

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