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Old November 16 2012, 02:15 PM   #81
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

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The language: "it is a future where the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures." Chinese influence abounds in design, swear words, food and other cultural clutter. You can find translations for the Chinese words online.
It's not so much the Chinese but the English language that is confusing to me as a non-native English speaker. These people use strange words and at times the grammar seems messed up.
True, there's plenty of new vocabulary. It's a long time into our future after a lot of wars and degeneration and expansion and melting pot. Probably if this was real we couldn't even understand them.

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... "it is a future where the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China...
I wasn't even sure they were Terrans.
They refer to Earth as Earth-that-was. If humans still live there its exact location is long lost. It's remembered as their origin planet.

Unlike BSG though no one is looking for it
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