Joss Whedon: The biography - Amy Pascale My generation, we were kind of raised on the super-cool, “I can handle anything” with a gun in his hand hero. Any situation you throw at him, he can handle it — with catchphrases. It was very cool. But Joss Whedon’s version of a hero doesn’t always win. He loses more than he wins, and when he wins, the victories are tiny, but he takes ‘em. “That’s a victory! I call that a victory!” It’s a tiny victory — he takes it, and that’s what he walks away with. And that’s something I can actually relate to. That’s something that people can relate to — because that’s actually life. I don’t know a lot of people who win more than they lose. Life is kind of a losing proposition as you go. It’s not all winning lotteries every day. It’s a lot of “What do I do with this problem? Now how do I handle this?” I think people can relate easier to someone who isn’t prepared to handle every single situation, and everything comes out roses and their way, and all they’ve got to do is be cool. We don’t have that in real life. A friend of mine once told me that what he finds so satisfying about Joss Whedon is his way of telling stories. As a society, we are incredibly story literate: We know story. This is the hero; this is the villain. This is the denouement; this is where the twist comes; this is where the learning experience is; this is where the turn is. We know story. He said, “Joss Whedon will give you a story twist. But instead of twisting it to the story tradition that we know, he twists it and says, ‘That’s what happens in stories. This is what happens in real life. This is how real life went.’” I described Joss to a friend as we were on our way over to his house for a party. And she’s heard me tell stories over the years about this fellow. We went to his house, we had a great time, and on the way home, she said, “You know, I got to say, from your description of the kind of guy this guy is, and from all the stories you’ve told me — I expected him to be six two, chiseled jaw, long, wavy golden hair and bright blue eyes and gleaming teeth, and just chesty and …” The guy, she said, “when you describe him, he’s so heroic.” And yeah, he is. He’s heroic like that. Foreword By Nathan Fillion ♥

Joss Whedon: The biography - Amy Pascale

My generation, we were kind of raised on the super-cool, “I can handle anything” with a gun in his hand hero. Any situation you throw at him, he can handle it — with catchphrases. It was very cool.

But Joss Whedon’s version of a hero doesn’t always win. He loses more than he wins, and when he wins, the victories are tiny, but he takes ‘em. “That’s a victory! I call that a victory!” It’s a tiny victory — he takes it, and that’s what he walks away with. And that’s something I can actually relate to.

That’s something that people can relate to — because that’s actually life. I don’t know a lot of people who win more than they lose. Life is kind of a losing proposition as you go. It’s not all winning lotteries every day. It’s a lot of “What do I do with this problem? Now how do I handle this?” I think people can relate easier to someone who isn’t prepared to handle every single situation, and everything comes out roses and their way, and all they’ve got to do is be cool. We don’t have that in real life.

A friend of mine once told me that what he finds so satisfying about Joss Whedon is his way of telling stories. As a society, we are incredibly story literate: We know story. This is the hero; this is the villain. This is the denouement; this is where the twist comes; this is where the learning experience is; this is where the turn is. We know story.

He said, “Joss Whedon will give you a story twist. But instead of twisting it to the story tradition that we know, he twists it and says, ‘That’s what happens in stories. This is what happens in real life. This is how real life went.’”

I described Joss to a friend as we were on our way over to his house for a party. And she’s heard me tell stories over the years about this fellow. We went to his house, we had a great time, and on the way home, she said, “You know, I got to say, from your description of the kind of guy this guy is, and from all the stories you’ve told me — I expected him to be six two, chiseled jaw, long, wavy golden hair and bright blue eyes and gleaming teeth, and just chesty and …” The guy, she said, “when you describe him, he’s so heroic.”

And yeah, he is. He’s heroic like that.

Foreword
By Nathan Fillion ♥

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Anonimo ha chiesto: are nathan and christina still dating? Hi, No, Christina and Nathan aren’t still dating since the beginning of May. The last appearance together is on May 3 at the Minneapolis Wizard World. They don’t follow more each other on twitter.

Anonimo ha chiesto: are nathan and christina still dating?

Hi,

No, Christina and Nathan aren’t still dating since the beginning of May.
The last appearance together is on May 3 at the Minneapolis Wizard World. They don’t follow more each other on twitter.

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gramato7 ha detto: Hi, I see lots of photos recently of stana with a man named kris. I believe she was with him before. Are they together again or have they always been together? I don’t know certainly if they’re together. But I always thought he was her boyfriend. What I know about him is: - His name is Kris Srboljub Brkljac - He’s half serbian and half australian - He has two brothers: Milan is a chiropractic, and Dragoljub a cop - His family live in Australia - His father was/is a serbian politician - He was/is the vicepresident of “DisputeSuite”, that deals of softwares. This located in Florida http://www.crunchbase.com/person/kris-brkljac - Voices say that he was married and divorced in 2006 - He is the owner of 180now, founded on 2006, in which Marko Katic, Stana’s brother, was an intern (2006/2007) - The first appearance with Stana was at the “Stiletto” party (05.27.2007) Then: - “15th annual event “women in hollywood” Elle” (10.06.2008) (I’m not sure if that man behind her is him, but hair and hat seems to match) - “Castle” Christmas party (December 2008) - “Castle” premiere party (September 2009) - “Nautica Malibu triathlon” (09.13.2009) - Stana’s grandmother obituary: Kris is mentioned after Stana’s name, between parentheses. In serbian culture when a name is approached, in this way, to another name, indicate the husband/wife or longtime companion (09.25.2009) - “Greg Lauren Presents: Alteration Los Angeles Party” (05.01.2010) - “Roma Fiction Fest: Opening Night” (07.03.2010) - Pompeii with Marko Katic and her cousin Ivana (summer 2010) - “America Music Awards” (11.21.2010) - “Jimmy Kimel Live” (11.22.2010) - “People Choice Awards” (01.11.2012) - “20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards: Viewing Party” (02.26.2012) - “Castle” wrap party season 4 (04.14.2012) - “100th anniversary of the Beverly Hills Hotel” the man near the pillar and behind the woman in green dress looks like him (06.16.2012) - “L.A. Opera: “The Two Foscari” opening night” (09.15.2012) - appearance on “Castle” 5x12 “Death gone crazy” (November 2012) - “L.A. Opera Hosts Placido Domingo In Concert And 15th Annual Domingo Awards” (06.07.2013) - Florence on the set of ‘The tourist’ (06.08.2014) - Athens, Stana’s interview for “peoplegreece.com” (06.16.2014) This seems to me a longtime couple. I repeat that I don’t know if they are actually a couple!

Hi, I see lots of photos recently of stana with a man named kris. I believe she was with him before. Are they together again or have they always been together?

I don’t know certainly if they’re together. But I always thought he was her boyfriend.

What I know about him is:

- His name is Kris Srboljub Brkljac

- He’s half serbian and half australian

- He has two brothers: Milan is a chiropractic, and Dragoljub a cop

- His family live in Australia

- His father was/is a serbian politician

- He was/is the vicepresident of “DisputeSuite”, that deals of softwares. This located in Florida

http://www.crunchbase.com/person/kris-brkljac

- Voices say that he was married and divorced in 2006

- He is the owner of 180now, founded on 2006, in which Marko Katic, Stana’s brother, was an intern (2006/2007)

- The first appearance with Stana was at the “Stiletto” party (05.27.2007)image

Then:

- “15th annual event “women in hollywood” Elle” (10.06.2008) (I’m not sure if that man behind her is him, but hair and hat seems to match)image


- “Castle” Christmas party (December 2008) image

- “Castle” premiere party (September 2009)image

- “Nautica Malibu triathlon” (09.13.2009)image

- Stana’s grandmother obituary: Kris is mentioned after Stana’s name, between parentheses. In serbian culture when a name is approached, in this way, to another name, indicate the husband/wife or longtime companion (09.25.2009)image

- “Greg Lauren Presents: Alteration Los Angeles Party” (05.01.2010)image

- “Roma Fiction Fest: Opening Night” (07.03.2010)image

- Pompeii with Marko Katic and her cousin Ivana (summer 2010)image

- “America Music Awards” (11.21.2010)image

- “Jimmy Kimel Live” (11.22.2010)image

- “People Choice Awards” (01.11.2012)

- “20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards: Viewing Party” (02.26.2012)image

- “Castle” wrap party season 4 (04.14.2012)image

- “100th anniversary of the Beverly Hills Hotel” the man near the pillar and behind the woman in green dress looks like him (06.16.2012)image

- “L.A. Opera: “The Two Foscari” opening night” (09.15.2012)image

- appearance on “Castle” 5x12 “Death gone crazy” (November 2012)image

- “L.A. Opera Hosts Placido Domingo In Concert And 15th Annual Domingo Awards” (06.07.2013)image

- Florence on the set of ‘The tourist’ (06.08.2014)image

- Athens, Stana’s interview for “peoplegreece.com” (06.16.2014)image

This seems to me a longtime couple.

I repeat that I don’t know if they are actually a couple!

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Anonimo ti ha chiesto: So is nathan fillion single again and did it end badly with mikeala and christina. I don’t know if it ended badly. I don’t know more than that they publish. It’s very simple decipher Nathan’s behaviors. Just observe what he and they do usually. I wrote this in a few posts ago. The first thing that make me think that they were in crisis was when he went to Dallas comic-con for three days and she was not with him. This can seem a normal thing. And it is. But usually she followed him in every place he went, also just for a day. The other thing was that Nathan seemed to be so free to talk much, and he said only good things, about Castle. And he never do that, especially when he’s in a relationship with someone. Because of his relationship with Stana. I hate say this, because I’m very proud of this fandom, but often people give him the fault to be shallow and not grateful to Castle. This is absolutely not true. I have to remember to these people that when he said that Castle and Beckett not had to stay together, was because he was afraid that the show can become boring and so end before the time. If this is not love for this show I don’t know what it is. When he says that Firefly is the best job he ever had, is because thanks to Firefly and Joss, first of all, he was able to buy his house, to be indipendent. And probably he would  never did Castle without Firefly. So I’m thankful to it. First of all because it’s one of the more beautiful show that I ever seen. Then because Nathan is Castle. He led the show on his shoulders for years. If he was not in there probably, in the beginning, it wouldn’t had this success. With years Stana did a great job for bring it even more high. Compare Firefly with your first love. You have to say only good things, and be grateful to it to make you become more strong and prepared to life. Then imagine Castle like your current love. You have found the love of your life, your future. But without your first love you wouldn’t have lived your current and actual love in the same way. Maybe you would have screwed it all up. And it would be the biggest regret of your life. So I don’t give to Firefly and Castle different importance. Both are Nathan Fillion! And finally, if he don’t talk about Castle or Stana it’s because of stupid people. We are no one to say to him what to do or with who have a relationship. Let’s see him like the awesome and wonderful actor who he is, and we have to be grateful to have an example like him, for being a gentleman, a good person with a gold heart, and for make us smile every day.

So is nathan fillion single again and did it end badly with mikeala and christina.

I don’t know if it ended badly. I don’t know more than that they publish.
It’s very simple decipher Nathan’s behaviors. Just observe what he and they do usually.
I wrote this in a few posts ago.
The first thing that make me think that they were in crisis was when he went to Dallas comic-con for three days and she was not with him. This can seem a normal thing. And it is. But usually she followed him in every place he went, also just for a day.
The other thing was that Nathan seemed to be so free to talk much, and he said only good things, about Castle. And he never do that, especially when he’s in a relationship with someone. Because of his relationship with Stana.

I hate say this, because I’m very proud of this fandom, but often people give him the fault to be shallow and not grateful to Castle.
This is absolutely not true. I have to remember to these people that when he said that Castle and Beckett not had to stay together, was because he was afraid that the show can become boring and so end before the time. If this is not love for this show I don’t know what it is. When he says that Firefly is the best job he ever had, is because thanks to Firefly and Joss, first of all, he was able to buy his house, to be indipendent. And probably he would  never did Castle without Firefly. So I’m thankful to it. First of all because it’s one of the more beautiful show that I ever seen. Then because Nathan is Castle. He led the show on his shoulders for years. If he was not in there probably, in the beginning, it wouldn’t had this success. With years Stana did a great job for bring it even more high.

Compare Firefly with your first love. You have to say only good things, and be grateful to it to make you become more strong and prepared to life. Then imagine Castle like your current love. You have found the love of your life, your future. But without your first love you wouldn’t have lived your current and actual love in the same way. Maybe you would have screwed it all up. And it would be the biggest regret of your life.
So I don’t give to Firefly and Castle different importance. Both are Nathan Fillion!
And finally, if he don’t talk about Castle or Stana it’s because of stupid people.

We are no one to say to him what to do or with who have a relationship.
Let’s see him like the awesome and wonderful actor who he is, and we have to be grateful to have an example like him, for being a gentleman, a good person with a gold heart, and for make us smile every day.

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jacksonshunt ti ha chiesto: hey, I’ve read your Nathan/Cristina ask and I just wanted to correct you that nathan and christina got together around late summer 2012 (they already were together Halloween 2012). they split back last summer for a while (bc of mikaela I think) but got back together. :) but looks like they split for real now :( This is not true. I show you why. Nathan in the summer 2012 was single. Him last girlfriend before Mikaela Hoover was Emma Danoff, in the summer 2011. Then he went to Montecarlo with Suzanne Freeman (June 13-14.2012). Christina appeared with him May 26, 2012 at LAfam. August 8, 2012 Beach concert (August 11,2012) Disneyland, labor day (September 3, 2012) At his house (October 6,2012) Firefly panel for 10th anniversary at NY comic-con (October 13, 2012) And finally Halloween party (October 2012) In all this time Christina seems to be in a relationship with another man. And also Nathan said that they were only friends. Nathan was single in the last half of season 4 and all the season 5 of Castle. !!! (2012, and almost all 2013, till September) Mikaela seems to be with him from early September 2013 till at Talking  dead event (October 13, 2013) https://twitter.com/mikaelahoover/status/389573361472249856/photo/1 A few weeks later Nathan was with Christina and friends at Delusion adv. (October 26, 2013) …and by this moment we know the continuous! They split around half May.

hey, I’ve read your Nathan/Cristina ask and I just wanted to correct you that nathan and christina got together around late summer 2012 (they already were together Halloween 2012). they split back last summer for a while (bc of mikaela I think) but got back together. :) but looks like they split for real now :(

This is not true. I show you why.

Nathan in the summer 2012 was single.

Him last girlfriend before Mikaela Hoover was Emma Danoff, in the summer 2011.

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Then he went to Montecarlo with Suzanne Freeman (June 13-14.2012).image

Christina appeared with him May 26, 2012 at LAfam.image

August 8, 2012image

Beach concert (August 11,2012)image

Disneyland, labor day (September 3, 2012)

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At his house (October 6,2012)image

Firefly panel for 10th anniversary at NY comic-con (October 13, 2012)

And finally Halloween party (October 2012)image

In all this time Christina seems to be in a relationship with another man. And also Nathan said that they were only friends.

Nathan was single in the last half of season 4 and all the season 5 of Castle. !!! (2012, and almost all 2013, till September)

Mikaela seems to be with him from early September 2013 till at Talking  dead event (October 13, 2013)

https://twitter.com/mikaelahoover/status/389573361472249856/photo/1image

A few weeks later Nathan was with Christina and friends at Delusion adv. (October 26, 2013)image

…and by this moment we know the continuous!image

They split around half May.

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gramato7-deactivated20140619 ha detto:: Read that nathan and christina are getting married. Do you know if it's true. I also read they were no longer together. Which is true? Sorry, I didn’t see the last question. I answer you in here. They’re not getting married. They don’t follow more each other on twitter. They split! The news comes to the same magazine that a few months ago, show the news of Stana Katic being the reason of James Brolin and Barbra Streisand divorce. So this argue that is not true. The magazine wrote that Nathan will go to Spain, but only Christina have to go in there. They wrote also that they dated till the last summer (2013), but he was in a relationship with Mikaela Hoover. Their first appearance together was on October 26 on Delusion adv. And Christina this summer seemed to be still engaged with her ex boyfriend. It’s only a publicity stunt of the magazine.

gramato7-deactivated20140619 ha detto:: Read that nathan and christina are getting married. Do you know if it's true. I also read they were no longer together. Which is true?

Sorry, I didn’t see the last question. I answer you in here.
They’re not getting married. They don’t follow more each other on twitter. They split!
The news comes to the same magazine that a few months ago, show the news of Stana Katic being the reason of James Brolin and Barbra Streisand divorce. So this argue that is not true.
The magazine wrote that Nathan will go to Spain, but only Christina have to go in there. They wrote also that they dated till the last summer (2013), but he was in a relationship with Mikaela Hoover. Their first appearance together was on October 26 on Delusion adv. And Christina this summer seemed to be still engaged with her ex boyfriend.
It’s only a publicity stunt of the magazine.