R is for River Tam!
I seem to have misplaced my red floss; I have a feeling it's on my desk at work! So I will have to finish up the border tomorrow. I also don't like the way the Satin floss looks in the long stitch. I have to contemplate what to do there.
Anyway! River! She's a very interesting character, on the show Firefly. She's a teenager who was a genius and also very gifted athletically, particularly with dance. She was accepted into a private school called The Academy which was actually a front for a government experiment that turned her into a psychotic (and psychic) assassin. Her brother Simon managed to rescue her but they are on the run from the government; a lot of the show revolves around attempts to keep her safe. Here's her LINK.
River is played by Summer Glau:
As for the Axe, River uses that axe and a sword, both taken from Reavers, in her 'Dance of Death' scene at the end of the movie Serenity.
I am not the only person who wished Whedon would have given Spike a cameo on Firefly; I think he and River would have gotten along. Spike uses an axe on occasion, and he's definitely capable of dealing with a frail, psychic little psycho girl who is actually very dangerous, as in Drusilla. And Spike is my favorite, so that would have been a triple bonus. :D
Letter S is tomorrow! Yay!