What's different about the vampires in The Vampires Diaries?
( spoilers through all aired episodes of Jossverse and the Vampire Diaries )
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This upcoming Saturday, I'm going with my roomie, my mom, and a friend to Portland's Can't Stop the Serenity charity showing of the movie Serenity. I went last year and it was wonderful. Seeing the movie, knowing that money is going to Equality Now, and feeling the warm glow of Browncoat love.
Also, I went through the Pride parade on the way to my dad's this Sunday. God, I felt like leaping out of the MAX and watching that, instead. I need to try to do Pride next year, because I really want to go.
Side note: one of the things that I see, in pro movie reviews, are 'compare and contrast's that are about saying one thing is better than another. Most recently, several reviews of Serenity are saying 'so much better than the new Star Wars' flicks. This is a mindset that I can somewhat understand, but one that I most emphatically don't share. It seems to be based off of the zero-sum game -- the idea that love and appreciation are finite and that to love one thing diminishes the amount of love that one can hold for another, similar, thing.
Now, I only live in my own head, but for me, love is not a zero-sum game. Love is infinite, and I have found that loving new things only increases my appreciation for the things that I loved already. Ex. loving Star Wars gave me a whole new wave of understanding and love for science fiction in general. I tend to think of this as a good thing. I do understand why reviews would do that, as they assume, perhaps, that one can't see all the movies in the world and want people to prioritize based on their preferences. But this does, I think, explain why I'm not overly fond of movie reviews in the first place.
Main note: So, I have something of a rule. I do my best to appreciate things for what they are, not for what I wish them to be. How successful I am at that is debatable, but I think that it makes me happier as a fan.
( Spoilers for Serenity )