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Current Talk '04 I / Re: 1795:a query
« on: June 16, 2004, 03:23:03 PM »
Suki Forbes was a HOOT!  If memory serves she was from Baltimore, an old stomping-ground of yours truly--she definitely had that sassy, slightly sleazy Balto edge--can't you just see her performing on "the Block" (for old-timers) in the profession she was in when Nathan first met her?

And you didn't ask, but my personal opinion (ever the maverick!) is that 1795 is the most over-rated of all the DS storylines.  I think it starts out beautifully and builds up until the curse but then slumps dreadfully after the death of a certain pivotal character.  I find the Vicki's trial sequences and Vicki/Peter romance to be among the most snooze-worthy moments in DS history.

That said, the storyline does boast some of DS' finest moments, but in my opinion that could be said of all the other storylines as well.

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: IE Bug Invites Phishing Attacks
« on: June 15, 2004, 11:13:44 PM »
"Phishing"??? How on earth do the technogeeks come up with this stuff?  And how do they get everyone to start using it?

I mean, the band just announced they were breaking up.

If there's such a thing as "Mariah Careying" on the computer, I really don't want to find out about it.

G.

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That's one of my favorite photos of Herself back in her salad days.

Beautiful work!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: June 15, 2004, 04:10:09 PM »
Do you think they gave it any more than a very cursory glance?  My understanding was that by the time the pilot had been delivered, the WB suits had already decided upon a programmatic shift away from drama and into "reality" series programming.

I think "extreme myopia" is a highly charitable description of the typical H'wood studio exec's mental abilities.  C'mon, where's my "Grosse Point" DVD release???

As for the future of the pilot, perhaps MPI can release it one day with a "Making of" featurette on a single disc.  I can see it selling big in the market they've built for the episode releases.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: June 14, 2004, 10:35:50 PM »
This is really weird. A friend of mine rang this morning and ask if I'd heard about TNWBDS.  I told him his news was old and outdated. He said he'd read about the show in a new issue of Star magazine (the tabloid) he purchased in the supermarket late last week.

I can only assume they got hold of a really old news release somewhere or other...

G.

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Robservations / Re: Robservations 8/29/02 - #626/627 - Murder!
« on: June 14, 2004, 09:56:13 PM »
Wow, what a *hot* photo of a wet and wild wolfboy here.

CAN'T GET ENUF OF MY CHRIS-MAN!!!!!! YUMMMMEEEEE!

Some really gorgeous snapshots of the Divine Dr. Julia Hoffman, too... for the Hall-o-holics not-so-anonymous amongst us... Remember, Her fans are LEGION!

G.

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Lime green, eh? Well, that makes sense, since it is THE Dark Shadows color!

Still looks like a color of pink I would normally describe with a word that starts with baby, followed by a "sh" and ending in "t" but would be impolite to write here.

A blind friend of mine explained my color blindness to me.  I do actually see colors, but I am missing these things called "cones" in my eyes that allow me to distinguish certain colors.  Shades of grey and green are among the problem colors for me.

Lucky thing I never went into art criticism, isn't it?

G.

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I do think it's slightly hysterical that the "NEWS" in the 4th band along the top of the frame is written with letters that are a slightly darker version of the background color (something I'd call sick salmon--I'm color blind so who knows what it *really* is), which makes the text all but illegible--sounds like an administrator's clever commentary upon the new software.

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: Julia's Big O???
« on: June 04, 2004, 04:03:05 PM »
Thanks, doll!

Steve

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: Julia's Big O???
« on: June 04, 2004, 03:31:19 PM »
Here's another oddity:

Whenever I make a new post and hit the "Post" button, instead of being returned to the thread, I get bounced back to the full Current Talk screen with all the child board titles, etc.

Any idea whether that's a function of the fact that I use IE as my browser?  Or is it just another of those things that "isn't a glitch, it's a FEATURE!"  (as we keep getting told here about the lemony rattletrap ex libris sold Harvard for the library catalogue).

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: Julia's Big O???
« on: June 04, 2004, 03:27:52 PM »
Mysterioso Darling, you *know* "Beyond Wicked" is going to be the title of my memoirs, don't you?  Shelve next to "Little Me" in the Blue section of your home bibliotheque.

When I first saw the "child" board display (hey, it's a Mother and Child Reunion!), I recalled how we were requested to collapse the menu display on the first page of the boards a couple of years ago in the interest of conserving bandwidth.  I don't really understand how bandwidth works but would figure that displaying all those board titles and links takes up a lot more BW than is necessary if I'm just checking the day's new posts.

I checked around and was surprised not to see any new instructions about this.  I didn't realize that the new thing is still in beta.  Seems a little strange that other systems admins who are using this haven't expressed concern over the BW issue.  Is that a red herring here?

It would just make *my* life a little less complicated not to have to navigate that big screen.

kiss kiss,  G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: DS ACTORS ON OTHER DAYTIME SERIALS
« on: June 03, 2004, 11:48:02 PM »
Wow.  Imagining Miss J. C. as Liz instantly makes me think of Grayson as Baby Jane Hudson.

"YA MEAN.... ALL THIS TIME... WE COULDA BEEN FRIENDS???"

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: DS ACTORS ON OTHER DAYTIME SERIALS
« on: June 03, 2004, 07:55:40 PM »
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Humbert Allen Astredo?  Seems as if I recall reading that in 1969 or 1970, during one of his breaks from DS, he played an interior decorator on another soap.  Gods, what I would give to see him in action in such a role...

Just imagine the sinister sound "fuchsia," "peach," and "burgundy" would have rolling off that wicked tongue!

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: 1966 Season
« on: June 03, 2004, 03:56:20 PM »
Interesting that you mention Stephen King's use of up-to-date brand names and such in his horrors (I have always found King unreadable--deadly dull stuff).  One of the most jarring aspects of the TNWBDS treatment that was briefly available on the Barnabas Undead site, to me, was the use of jokes about Keno, IHOP and other 2004 commonplaces.  Guess the writer (have we been told just who wrote it?) is a King fan.

I've never heard why the roles of Sam Evans and Matthew Morgan were re-cast.  It may have been that the actors, again, were working without a contract and found other work.   No idea.  I still prefer Thayer David as Matthew to the original actor.  I liked that actor in the original concept of Matthew but don't think he would have gone off the deep end so terrifyingly as our Thayer did.  Plus I'm damned loyal to Thayer David--God I love that guy!

Sentimental Gothick

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: machen in sleeveless
« on: June 03, 2004, 03:49:00 PM »
Just a stab in the dark, but since the episodes we're currently "watching" were taped in the late Summer of 1968, I'd guess that accounts for Vicki's sleeveless look.  It was popular for summer dresses in the late Sixties.

Old fogey Gothick (if you want a fashion blast from the past, rent the Monterey Pop DVD--you'll find out just how garrrooovy the clothes were back in 1967, Summer of LOVE!)

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