Subject: Chat and fic focusing on Firefly
Set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal
civil war, FIREFLY tells the tale of Serenity, a small
transport spaceship without a homeport. Captain Malcolm
(�Mal�) Reynolds commands Serenity for legitimate transport
and salvage runs, as well as, more �entrepreneurial�
On Serenity, crew and passengers live together in close
quarters as they shuttle between the Alliance governed
galaxy and the border planets that delineate the new
frontier. The crew undertakes almost any job -- legal or
not -- to stay afloat and put bread on the table. Each of
the passengers has his or her own motivation for being on
board - some honorable, some more questionable. All have
unique pasts and different reasons for wanting to get to
Serenity and its crew flies to the border planets, many of
which are barely inhabited, because they want to stay away
from the Alliance and below its big radar. Thrust together
by necessity, the disparate men and women of Serenity face
constant challenges, which test and reveal their true
identities. FIREFLY is about their unpredictable lives and
relationships, as well as their search for meaning in a
very uncertain time.
Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds � �The Captain�
Mal is the Serenity�s captain. He is a defeated soldier who
opposed the unification of the planets by the Alliance to
no avail. The world he called �home� now gone, Mal does
what he needs to do to keep Serenity flying and its crew
intact. Uncertain of his role in peacetime, Mal wants a
normal life, but at the same time knows he'll probably
never have one � an ongoing internal conflict.
Zoe � �The Soldier�
Zoe served with Mal during the war and is very loyal to
him. She owes her life to Mal and is torn between that debt
and her future with her husband Wash. Zoe has the strength
and experience to take command of the ship, if necessary.
Wash � �The Pilot�
Wash flies Serenity and is Zoe's husband. He is unassuming,
self-deprecating and not at all the fiery hero type. He is
the calm one with a sense of humor.
Kaylee � �The Mechanic�
The ship's engineer and bright light, Kaylee is more
comfortable on �her� ship than on the ground.
Inara � �The Ambassador�
A �Companion� by trade, Inara has her own space on the
ship�s shuttlecraft. She is a high-class courtesan in a
time when prostitution is perfectly legal on most planets.
Why she is on the decidedly working class Serenity remains
Jayne � �The Mercenary�
Big, tough and unpleasant; Jayne�s a loyal soldier� until
he gets a better offer and for now, the best one he�s got
is Serenity�s. For now.
Simon � �The Doctor�
Simon is the doctor on board Serenity. He comes from a
wealthy background and has had a privileged upbringing. He
constantly disagrees with Mal and the captain�s decisions.
River � �The Fugitive�
Borderline psychic, River can read most minds and tends to
speak not only what is on her own mind, but others' as
well. The Alliance is eager to �recover� their genius.
Book � �The Shepherd�
He is a priest, older and a little wiser than the rest of
the crew. It is unclear if Book on a mission to spread the
word of God throughout the universe or on a personal �walk-
a-bout.� He�s found God, but he still needs to find himself.
We're gathering here to discuss what promises to be a fun
kind of show. As the title says, this list is a slash
fiction list, so fiction first, chatter second, pics are
welcome, post them to the shared files if you'd like to
The list follows the squidge TOS, so basically two nono's
other than flaming. They are no child porn (I.E: No photos
or manips that expose children in an inappropriate or
sexual situation) and no snuff. Those things wouldn't fit
the theme of the list so I see no problem there. Otherwise,
the TOS is written by a member of the slash/fanfic community
and takes in to account our special needs. Let your
The stories posted here will eventually be posted to the
WWOMB archive unless you include a Do Not Archive
notation. They will also be posted to the shared files as
webpages for ease of reading and as backup for the archive.
That said, spread the news that we are here to anyone you
think might be interested. Share a story, previously viewed
or current release....Just have fun