Chimaera

What makes Joss Whedon’s writing so good? Is it the way he can put a clever line in the mouth of a serious character in a tense situation and not ruin the mood?

(Dominic is ranting about everything that’s happened, ending by shooting one of the bottles on the table.)

Dominic: Did I miss anything?

Dewitt: Just the vodka, thank God. (Dollhouse, “Epitaph One”)

Is it the way he can dogpile a bunch of funny lines so that they just keep coming?

(Wash is playing with his dinosaurs.)

“Yes. Yes, this is a fertile land, and we will thrive.”

(as Stegosaurus) “We will rule over all this land, and we will call it… ‘This Land’.”

(as T-Rex) “I think we should call it…your grave!”

(Stegosaurus) “Ah, curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!”

(T-Rex) “Ha ha HA! Mine is an evil laugh…now die!” (Firefly, “Serenity”)

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