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Post by fendue » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:32 pm

Adam106 wrote:Well, it's nice to have you back, at any rate. :)
Thanks!

I'll post here some. It's just this forum is kind of dead and I've gone to a much bigger forum now. But this place brings back memories. :)

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Post by PeachFreak » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:02 pm

I've been in Boston for the past three days. It's true what they say. Everyone outside New York and New Jersey is much nicer. It was weird.
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Post by Black » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:04 am

love the new boarder / avatar. They look like characters from Professor Layton. Though their not.

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:01 pm

I checked my email just now and hooray! I won a million dollar scholarship I never even applied to! All I have to do is provide my personal information...

Geez, and people actually fall for this kind of thing?
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:13 pm

Today, I discovered that IMDb deleted one of the reviews I posted there, apparently due to some sort of abuse. I have no idea why. It was written in a calm, educated tone, with no profanity of any sort, and with nothing in it to offend any reasonable reader (unless someone was horrified by the reference to 'dumb fun'.)

Although I wish I could be more eloquent about it, the whole thing is so silly that I have only this much more to say: Hmph.
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Post by Jane Poirot » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:23 pm

"Dumb fun" actually can have connotations that are a tad patronizing to some, depending on the context it is used under.
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Post by WarnerPlum » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:13 pm

Do you know what, I've just suddenly started feeling really Christmassy!
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Post by cacums » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:14 pm

So have I for some odd reason.

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Post by Black » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:52 am

Simon Macorkingdale has died. Susan George's husband. :cry:

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:13 am

He played Simon Doyle in the Ustinov version of Death on the Nile. It was an excellent portrayal- probably my personal favourite between his and JJ Feild's.

I dislike musicals in general, although there are exceptions (especially if movies like Beauty and the Beast count). But why is it that the villain song is always the best one in the show? Whether it be "Reviewing the Situation" (Oliver!), "Poor Unfortunate Souls" (The Little Mermaid) or "Be Prepared" (The Lion King), villain songs have all the other songs beat by a good mile at least.
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Post by Black » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:18 am

Not to mention he played Harry Harper MP (Casulty) and married the 3rd series Mrs. Peacock.

For those who don't know, he died at the age of 58 of cancer.

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Post by Jane Poirot » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:05 pm

Because the villain's song tends to be more dramatic and over-the-top to suit the character, whereas the heros' songs are slightly milder in comparison, again to suit the character. I love musicals, but the villain songs are the best in the show, I agree.
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Post by PeachFreak » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:34 pm

I've officially never been more excited for a movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHAiJy9ZBGw
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Post by cacums » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:35 am

I swear i saw Annie and Adriana from 90210

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Post by Michael » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:35 am

Re: Scream 4 - ME TOO!
How do you know what kind of pictures they are if you're such a lay-dee?

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Post by Adam106 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:29 am

So exciting! It looks like Sidney, Gail and Dewey have major roles which I'm really pleased about. I was convinced they were all going to get killed within the first ten minutes.

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Post by Michael » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:19 pm

If they kill off Sidney, there better not be a 5th...
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Post by cacums » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:17 pm

I was right about Annie (90210) Shenae Grimes is in it. :)

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Post by PeachFreak » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:23 pm

I think I'll be even more upset if they kill Gale. I've loved her character since the first one, and her chase through the soundproof room in part two remains my favorite scene in the series.

Though, I do think Dewey's expiration date is long overdue.
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:07 am

Recently a bunch of vintage pulp stories, among them mysteries, were reprinted by a publishing company that did a horrible job of butchering the originals, censoring (Not the c-word! Think of it more like "considerately editing") a lot of it where it decided it might be deemed offensive for a modern reader. Seriously? It might not be perfect, but history is history, and going back to pretend stuff didn't happen or wasn't written is just absurd. Besides, way worse things are written in modern-day harlequins, from semi-rape to all sorts of disturbing fantasies. Editing stuff like that and giving such an excuse is like a museum painting clothes onto the figures of classical art, because it might offend someone.

If that wasn't enough, the company sounds very patronising when talking about it, referring to their readers as if they were ignorant little children who had to be shielded from such shocking facts such as a woman being beaten in the 1930s wasn't necessarily considered wrong. This despite the fact that most of the people who bought the books for crying out loud are fans of vintage pulps.
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