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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R is for River

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!


  1. I really like Summer Glau. She was awesome in that Terminator TV show, which I felt got a bad rap and canceled too soon.

  2. She's pretty and so is your stitching. Hope you find that red thread;)

  3. Yay! I finally get to see Spike tomorrow.