I love this man.
The light on their faces: Mal is cragged, often shadowed, but strong, sad-eyed and kind. Kaylee is round, warm, and open. Sexuality and honesty. River is planed, underlit, eyes hooded. She’s a question. Simon works in angles as well, coolly handsome and hard to connect with - but ultimately he’s a romantic. Jayne doesn’t give a good goddamn how he’s lit. Zoe glows. She cannot help it. Wash is light, playful - often amongst his screens or slightly blown out by the sun of high atmosphere… Inara’s light is complex, like Mal’s. Hiding and beckoning.
-Joss Whedon (Serenity: The Official Visual Companion)
Kaylee, obviously, is the soul of the ship.
Joss Whedon (Serenity: The Official Visual Companion)
Top 8 Mal/Inara scenes - #6 1.13 Heart of Gold
“I learned something from Nandi. Not just from what happened, but from her. The family she made, the strength of her love for them. That’s what kept them together. When you live with that kind of strength, you get tied to it, you can’t break away. And you never want to.”
There’s a time and place for everything, and I believe it’s called ‘fan fiction’.
Joss Whedon (via pounciwontdance)