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RANDOM FANDOM: Uh.... Dr Horrible Meta?? Or Theory??
So some of you have probably heard of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog by now.


Ya know, I never really got into the whole Joss Whedon thing. I still haven't watched the Firefly DVD's I own, and I've seen exactly one episode of Buffy, the finale. Nothing against him or his stuff, just never peen a priority. But YAY DR. HORRIBLE! I've even bought the first part off iTunes, even though my current computer cannot play iTunes video smoothly (or at all really) because it's pre-millenial.

In my less lucid moments today, I wanted to make icons out of some quotes and references *points at icon* and I had the urge to write fic for it. Eeep. o.O However, I haven't really slept much in the past few days so that might explain that lack of lucidity.

No, I'm not going to be writing any Dr. Horrible fic. I have way too many things on the go already.

Anyway, I have a theory! Which will be laughably wrong, just wait.

(Theory contains Spoilers for part 1 and 2 of Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, but seriously, just go watch it)

Hee! I just have to say, OMG the pie metaphor in ACT 2! I laughed so hard I missed the next two lines. :-D

So, the theory.

I suspect Penny of secretly being evil, because she knows who Bad Horse is. A very thin thread to base a theory on, but whatever.

I think she's another applicant to the Evil League of Evil, and all this do-goodery stuff has been a ploy to get into Captain Hammer's lair and/or kill him and/or steal his stuff. And then she and Dr. Horrible are going to go off, live evilly (in a nice way) ever after and have several Horrible children. *nods like she's perfectly sane*

Or hey! Maybe she actually is Bad Horse! Oooo...

But all will be disproven when part 3 is up, I'm sure.



So yeah, I think Dr. Horrible is good stuff, go watch it for free (legally! O.O) while you can!

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starrylizard From: starrylizard Date: July 18th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I streamed it and giggled! Love Nathan when he comes in as Captain Hammer! ZOMG! :D
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 18th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh, yeah! "Wind blowing through my hair" Hee. He does the over-the -top blowhard jackassy Hero thing well. I think part three is supposed to be up on Saturday? or Sunday, and shortly after that it'll be taken down. I've heard it's to be released on DVD though, and it's currently available on iTunes in North America.
starrylizard From: starrylizard Date: July 18th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I saw the itunes links and there are *cough* less legal links floating around. Don't know that I love it that much though. I'll definitely be streaming ep 3 to see who get the girl. :)
teithiwr From: teithiwr Date: July 18th, 2008 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Joss has been Mr Awesome to me for a while, and Dr Horrible just confirms it! :D I keep having flashbacks to scenes from it - one of the most priceless things are the messages from Bad Horse. *glues on a moustache and sings*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 18th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! The Bad Horse Singers are hilarious, just showing up out of nowhere. :-)

I'm really liking the music, I seriously had no idea at all that Neil Patrick Harris could sing, even though he's apparently done a few musicals, but there's some stuff he does in "I Cannot Believe My Eyes" and "Brand New Day" that's quite awesome.

And like I said, I've had a kind of limited experience of Joss, aside from the few things I've seen and what I've picked up through cross-fandom osmosis. Not that I had anything against him just... *shrug*
teithiwr From: teithiwr Date: July 18th, 2008 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)
It's such a clever device! :D

The music is great - really catchy, and it all works so beautifully. I've been surprised by how well Harris can sing as well, he's really working it.

Ooh, you should try out Buffy and especially Firefly. They are oodles of awesome. *massive Joss love* And I'm quite a recent convert too, only a bit more than a year of Joss fangirlery. :)
leaper182 From: leaper182 Date: July 18th, 2008 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I was doing a search for Dr. Horrible fic on Google, and it popped up with this LJ entry.

So... hi! *waves in a friendly sort of fashion*

I wouldn't be at all surprised if Penny were evil. I so wouldn't.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 18th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I was doing a search for Dr. Horrible fic on Google, and it popped up with this LJ entry.

Wow! That's kind of awesome... and a little freaky... hello! :-) I doubt I'll have fic, but I may yet have a few sort of bland icons. :-)

I wouldn't be at all surprised if Penny were evil. I so wouldn't.

There has to be something going on with her. I don't know much of Whedon's stuff, but it seems to me like she is waaaay too nice and sweet not to be evil, or at the very least, something other than she's presenting herself.

I mean, I haven't seen Firefly just the movie, but in that, Kaylee was a character that was nice and sweet and all, but she was also an engineering supergenius and kicked butt when the chips were down. I would be very surprised if Penny was not more than she appears to be. *nods*
anniehow From: anniehow Date: July 18th, 2008 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Joss is a big fan of throwing people for a curve... So Penny turning out to be massively evil could actually happen!

*She's spending the night with Captain Hammer... and these are not the hammer!*

Have you checked out the comic strip? awesome!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 18th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was wandering around in the site last night and found the comic books, but I don't think I found the right bit. I'll have to take a look later today before part 3 goes up shortly after midnight PDT if it's the same timing as part 2
quettalinde From: quettalinde Date: July 18th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whatever the real ending is, I think Penny being evil may become my personal ending. It works so well and would be very Joss-like. (Just watch, he'll know that fans expect that because it's unexpected and hook her up with Captain Hammer just to spite us.)

Also, I think there are possibilities for extending the pie metaphor to Supernatural. For instance, maybe that would be all it takes for Dean to convince Henrickson of his (relative) innocence. Buy the guy some pie and then proceed to explain the significance of each layer. "You see, some people are blueberries, and some are apples, and some are rhubarb. Me, I'm a banana. Gets this bad rap for pretty innocent things like tripping people, but is really great in a pie."

Dangit, you're giving me plot bunnies. XD
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 19th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC) (Link)
(Just watch, he'll know that fans expect that because it's unexpected and hook her up with Captain Hammer just to spite us.)

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I have very meta reasons why Penny is not going to end up with Captain Hammer... I may post them if I get a chance later tonight. Or sooner.

Me, I'm a banana.

Ah, but see, a banana cream pie only has one crust. The upper surface is often whipped cream... so, if Dean is a banana cream pie, besides your excellent point about the maligned nature of bananas, he's an upside down banana cream pie. He has the hard crusty flaky surface he shows to the world, the sweet, gooey interior we see every so often that he tries to hide, and then the third layer under the sweet gooiness which is one of utter sugary fluff. Hee.
quettalinde From: quettalinde Date: July 19th, 2008 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Read your meta and agree with it. I wonder if anyone else has drawn that parallel?

I was strapped for pie fruit, okay? Sorry. Now that I've had a bit more time to think, I think Dean's an apple. Crunchy, juicy, has to sliced when put into pie, and has erotic and demonic connotations. Maybe one of those hard woody tasting ones like a cox orange, that don't sound appealing till you try…. Additionally, apple pies tend to be rather gooey in the middle as well.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: May 23rd, 2009 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
so I was just looking at the cover picture as provided by iTunes today and I think you may have something there - Penny is on the evil side with Moist & the Bad Horse singers rather than on the side with Cap'n Hammer & his fans.... :D
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 23rd, 2009 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
There's meta everywhere, isn't there?
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