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Current Talk '03 II / Re:How Did Angelique Get Her Powers?
« on: October 31, 2003, 10:29:31 PM »
Well, in the original 1795 story, Angelique's powers start out as very much the traditional Hedge Witch variety.  She needs a lot more to cast her spells in this first story than is the case later on.  I don't believe the Devil is ever mentioned by her, although of course Abby and the Rev think about him constantly--the sign of a really devoted servant (!).

In 1968, there's at least one scene there where CassAngelique is doing her thing (I believe it's the scene where she's killing Lang with her handy little voodoo doll), and she mentions conversationally that her powers come from "the Devil Himself."  This notion plays out with the eventual scenes where Nicky and Ange visit Hell.

In 1897, Ange starts out as a more or less independent supernatural being, then reverts to more Devil talk as the storyline advances.  There's a scene where she's casting one of her fire spells and she mentions that she's promised the Prince of Fire Quentin's soul.

just a few stray thoughts, grist for your mill.

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re:!! Forum Fonts !!
« on: October 31, 2003, 08:53:22 PM »
Egads.  Is this permanent, or just a sWitcholeen treat?

(I know it's a mistake to ask that question, but somehow... I just don't understand!!)

 >:D >:D >:D

those are just for you, darling.  See how accommodating I can be???

 :o  Gothick

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
« on: October 31, 2003, 06:26:02 PM »
Have a fabulous Halloween, one and all!

And to any Pagans in the room... Happy New Year!  May your Ancestors be happy, and may you welcome a year of health, prosperity and joy into your homes.

warmly,  Steve

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re:Very cool look for the Boards
« on: October 31, 2003, 05:23:26 PM »
Wowee, so far the color scheme has changed twice already. What fun!  And now the good old Vampire Halloween logo is up.  Too bad Roxanne didn't make the grade,  And her fangs were sooo cute.  Pity!

I notice those eyes are getting bigger and bigger.  Think Someone is trying to tell us something???

Steve

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:The Mask of Ba'al
« on: October 30, 2003, 09:41:05 PM »
Yes, this is obviously the case that Ba'al = the Devil.  I think the fad for turning the names of ancient Deities into the names of devils and demons really got going with the mediaeval Grimoire craze.  I recall seeing Apollyon (=Apollo), Astarte (a Canaanite Goddess of love and fertility, a cousin to Inanna and Ishtar), and other Deities in strings of demonic names.

I think the Mask of Ba'al, which was a cool concept, would have worked better if props had been given just a bit more than the $1.98 they evidently had available to create the object.  It seems to drop out of sight, too, after this part of the story--I can't recall Judah making any further use of it, even though it was described as such a powerful object in the run-up to this part of the story.

Presumably they ditched it because somebody decided James Storm looked ridiculous wearing it.  And that person may have been right about it, too.

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Very cool look for the Boards
« on: October 30, 2003, 09:33:17 PM »
Well, I went to lunch and then the office Halloween party and when I got back here, *everything* had changed (why, it's just like sweeps month on the WB!).

I love the black and white look, which seems like a salute to the delicious 1966 episodes I have been savoring... and the red bat-eyes looking out above are VERY creepy, and seem reminiscent of Angelique's winged familiar from 1795...

just batty over all this,

G.

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Thanks, Vicki, for the Nancy Barrett photos from Ryan's Hope, and for the very cool article links.  I really enjoyed reading the latter.

I'm glad that Nancy was ultimately brought back on OLTL, since it seems that she really enjoyed the experience of working on that show.  I thought it was a scream when she mentioned "Carolyn Stoddard" amongst the old friends she found working there.  I guess that reference went right over the earnest interviewer's head!

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:Imagine MY Disappointment!
« on: October 27, 2003, 09:52:46 PM »
How dare you LYAO! I have you know I look positively stunning in a boustier, garter belt, stockings and heels! YOU should look as good!  [smrtasg]

Well, my dear, folks aren't exactly going to take that kind of declaration on trust.

I want a jpg and I want it NOW! *slams riding crop on table*

Cackling maniacally,

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:Imagine MY Disappointment!
« on: October 27, 2003, 09:46:20 PM »
RP, the MB is right about my multi tasking skills when it comes to Donnie B--I always have a free hand available for HIM!  *grrrrowlll**

Looks as if I'm doing THREE Samhain rituals this year.  One is happening on Nov. 8 for the old-style date--that is when my Tradition celebrates the festival.  The Samhain energy this year is really incredible.  I can see the Crone is going to lead us quite a dance.  A broom in one claw and a scythe in the other!

seasonal blessings,  Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 II / Re:Imagine MY Disappointment!
« on: October 27, 2003, 07:27:42 PM »
Now, Jennifer, you know that I'd be more than happy to share good laser xeroxes of Briscoe's Colt photos (hmmm maybe it should be stallion for him... mamma mia!!) should I ever be so fortunate as to, um, get HOLD of it.  *slurp*

Maybe I can just post scans of the photos here so *everyone* can enjoy them.  A fun treat that can't be beat!  (or, wait, it can be beat, but, well...)

Maybe I'll honor the sentiment of the latest theme here by watching my Don Briscoe tapes in the nude!

Steve

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Act Your Age
« on: October 24, 2003, 05:11:18 PM »
Hi Patti,

Carrie has a crush on Gerard, who basically thinks of Carrie as a charming child.

HAA plays Charles Dawson, a lawyer who secretly heads (bwahaha) what's left of the coven descended from Judah Zachery's original coven.

Genders, both of posters and of pronouns, have been switching around as part of the current festivities.  The two Iron B's have switched personalities and any moment now I expect to turn into somebody of the opposite sex.  It's sort of like Rex Reed and Raquel Welch in Myra Breckinridge.

G.

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Angie's logic?
« on: October 24, 2003, 04:10:24 PM »
Darling, I suggest that it is ill-advised to use the word "logic" in any sentence involving Mrs. Barnabas Collins (nee Bouchard).

In all fairness, I think the character of Angelique is really badly handled in the 1840 storyline.  The character's current out-of-control spree abruptly turns into something else halfway through the story, and the writers do not manage to make the transition at all plausible, at least not for this viewer... I am sure there are others with different opinions, and that's the beauty of fandom...

cheers, Steve

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Pure Chemistry
« on: October 23, 2003, 08:18:09 PM »
Well, just chipping in my two drachmae on this.  I've always enjoyed Frid's scenes with both actresses under discussion.  The characters had relationships of such an extremely different nature that it doesn't feel fair to compare them.  I've known scenes between Julia and Barn just as intense, in their own way, as any between Barn and Ang.  I think one just aired--Barn's shock at "Jude-lia's" (gods, now there'a sWitcholeen for you) icy reprimand.

There's also the factor that through the history of the show, Parker and Frid had far fewer scenes together than was the case with Frid and Grayson.  From Julia's arrival on the scene in Parallel Time, down to the end of 1840, as one fan commented some years ago, B & J really seem to be "joined at the hip."  That's going to create a very different kind of onscreen energy than you get in the occasional spark-flying salvos between Barn and Ang.

G.

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This is a wonderfully crafted film, which deserves to be more widely known.  I thought David Hemmings and Sharon Tate had great onscreen chem in it, too.  It's a sharp, subtle telling of one of the oldest stories on Earth.

Thanks for posting this notice, Vlad.

Steve

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Current Talk '03 II / Re:Mamorstein & Swann
« on: October 18, 2003, 01:21:24 AM »
Joey, I don't have an answer for you, but will just comment that I personally found the scripts of Marmorstein and Swann on a stellar level rarely attained by Sproat, whose writing seemed much more workmanlike--serviceable but not much beyond that.

It's interesting that Sam Hall detested Marmorstein as a writer--I remember Grayson complaining about his scripts.  She had a couple of his shows to do when she was first on.  So far as I can figure out, Sam replaced Marmorstein as a writer for the show.  Gordon Russell joined around July 1967, I believe.

G.

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