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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 I / Re: New DVD review
« on: March 23, 2005, 12:48:08 AM »
Well, chacun a son goo.  I don't agree that Magda's accent was "terrible" (though it was sometimes terrifying), it was larger than life, just like the character herself (the concept of theatricality appears to be lost upon today's audiences).  I also do not agree that Leviathans was as boring as Liza with a Z or whatever that pathetic woman said.

I don't think Judge Cullum was paying much attention while watching these shows.  Evan's spell to drive Petofi out of Quentin's body failed, and the Leviathans were from Earth's own Underworld, not from an alien planet.  But then, what can you say about someone who finds a minor blooper to be the most exciting moment of the set???

Damn, I wish *I* could find someone to send me DS DVDs for free...

G.

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Oh dear.  I am hopeless with chats.

I really do hope some of the more technically savvy folks here (with better connections) can get into the room and make our voices heard!

G.

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Your line about Dim George's intemperate outburst being like that of a cocker spaniel made me smile.

These are rather dreary episodes, and Vicki's dinner chez Evans is just plain weird.  But I believe the ascetic silhouette of Mrs Sarah Johnson looms on the horizon.  You were inquiring about Maggie's tip earnings? *smirk*

G.

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Art Wallace really was something of a hobble-de-hoy as a writer, wasn't he?  It's odd how he comes back and we return to crawling through the day in Real Time.

I finished the Swann novel.  My favorite scenes involved Todd's place.  That and the little dear who had been Miss Cotton's companion. Thanks for the recommendation--it was just the thing for Saturday.

Any other Swann novels you'd recommend?  I may order the Royal Whatsis just out of curiosity.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 I / Re: Dark Shadows and Beyond
« on: March 18, 2005, 10:27:35 PM »
I haven't read those, but, more years ago than I care to recall (has it really been THAT long?) I read the beginning of a wonderful series by fan writer M. F. Miozza that was his version of how 1971 might have transpired, had the original series not been axed.

Unfortunately he never finished it, adding to the list of fan projects we've yet to see completed (my own bio of Grayson Hall among them!)

Connie's unfinished novel Divine Awakening is a very different take--to me, fascinating--on what might have happened to the characters had Barnabas been cured and Julia instead hooked up with Quentin.  The emotional dynamics of this are beautifully described.  It's very much adult fiction (and I'm not using "adult" as a synonym for "sexual infantilism" as is popular in our culture).

G.

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Polls Archive / Re: Trask vs. Nicholas Blair
« on: March 17, 2005, 05:08:32 PM »
That's very cool that you brought up the Seventh Victim, Luciaphil.  That's such an intriguing movie.

I always wonder whether Polanski had seen it in film school.  The banality of the Satanists in the final scene of Rosemary's Baby reminds me a lot of the 7th Victim.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 I / Re: Happy birthday Patti!
« on: March 17, 2005, 05:04:24 PM »
Hey, Happy Birthday!

Many happy returns!

(I'm trying to think of something naughty and fun to write, but for some reason, all that comes to mind is Count Petofi screaming "that's right, boy, take it ALL off!" while Tim Shaw does a hootchie-kootchie dance.  And that's just NOT RIGHT!)

oh well... Happy Birthday again!

Steve

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Current Talk '05 I / Re: Characters you care about.
« on: March 16, 2005, 09:47:00 PM »
Wow.  Joe and Chris would have made a HOT couple.

didn't I write a story about that, once upon a time???

G.

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Current Talk '05 I / Re: The "Gak" Factor Of Roger Davis
« on: March 16, 2005, 08:47:17 PM »
I've wondered this for years--whether Roger Davis and/or his characters have any fans.

I figure there must be at least a few, somewhere.  But where?

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 I / Re: OT: 3 Milestones 3
« on: March 16, 2005, 05:57:04 PM »
What wonderful news!  Congratulations!

Gothele

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Luciaphil's Idle Thoughts '05 / Re: The Set-up - Episodes 55 & 56
« on: March 15, 2005, 08:38:39 PM »
Thanks for these notes.  Even when the episodes border on boring, you NEVER do.

I've been reading the Francis Swann book. It hasn't exactly knocked my socks off, but it strikes me that it's *tres* DS.  I wonder whether Art Wallace had read this particular book when he was working on the original Shadows on the Wall draft?  I figure somebody on the staff must have known Francis Swann.

G.

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Caption This! - 1841 Parallel Time / Re: Episode #1202
« on: March 14, 2005, 05:57:01 PM »
The closer he gets... the better HE looks!

(only his hairdresser knows for sure!)

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Polls Archive / Re: Trask vs. Nicholas Blair
« on: March 14, 2005, 05:21:27 PM »
I loved the performances of both Jerry Lacy and Humbert Allen Astredo in their respective roles.

Both actors are, to my taste, thespian perfection incarnate.

G.

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Cheeky babe?  Jean Claude, sweetie, is that your new nickname?  (GREAT CARD, H--you WENCH!!)

Hope the birthday boy enjoyed his present!  Some guys have ALL the luck!

Many good wishes for a new year of health, prosperity, joy and hope!

hugs Gothele

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Oh DEAR.

It looks as if the scenery chewing may have led to dangerous projectile perimeters in that shoot.

Very very scarey!

G.

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