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Current Talk '03 I / Re: Custodian of the 12 days???
« on: January 28, 2003, 09:17:37 PM »
Well, the way I remember it is that the slaughtered 9 were gypsies Petofi had killed over the years.

Wasn't there dialogue where Magda said Count Petofi had been cured of being a werewolf by a gypsy witch and then refused to pay for the cure?  And in revenge, his hand, in which all his magical powers was concentrated, was chopped off.

I remember the Count reminiscing about how he slaughtered his pet unicorn one night when the moon was full.  It was one of the very few times he ever appeared to show something akin to a human emotion.

Anyhow, I think the 9 gypsies were slaughtered over a period of years.  There's a scene I do recall quite clearly where he was gloating to Aristede about that.

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re: Is That Edgar Bergen and Charley McCarthy?!!
« on: January 23, 2003, 12:21:14 AM »
RP, I'm ROFLMAO at your comments!!

I was actually hoping that Connie might write a naughty caption for that picture.  All I can think of is something along the lines of "We've got to stop meeting like this!"

Other alternatives come to mind, but they're X rated (Gods, I am showing my age here!)

Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 I / Re: Today is Dom's birthday!
« on: January 21, 2003, 11:54:43 PM »
Marsha, dahlink, this is your fuzzy sis way up in the frozen North (aka Boston!)  Ooh, you'd love it so much right now.  Lots of snow, lots of ice, lots of apple-checked men running around in layers.

I am so glad you had such a divoon birthday, you deserve nothing but the best, dear.  Mr. Denison asked you to give me his best birthday regards.  We had tea on Sunday and I read his cards.  Believe it or not, he got the Death card, AND the Lovers!  I told him the Death card meant getting rid of lots of unwanted crap from last year and the Lovers points to ... possibilities!  I felt just like Magda (well, not quite, but YOU know).

Somebody told me some new dirt about Diane the other day.  Something about a speeding ticket?  I honestly can't recall.  Where do you put the amount of trouble that girl gets herself into???

Well dear you are in my thoughts.  I am heading up North again on Wed. night for some cuddling with my French Canadian sweetie.  Miss you so much!

xoxoxo la Tufftress

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Current Talk '03 I / Re: Highlights From Friday
« on: January 21, 2003, 09:48:30 PM »
OH Connie, be still my beating loins, er, I mean, HEART.

That was really precious.  A friend of mine thinks that Humbert (esp. in his Nicholas Blair persona) is something of a leather daddy.  And Don here is clearly a deceptively baby-faced, tough bit of street ACTION.

mmmmmm (sound of Gothick purring)


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Early birthday wishes to you, darling!  You are a bright star in our online firmament.

Steve

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Current Talk '03 I / Re: Muffled Sound
« on: January 15, 2003, 02:42:46 AM »
When I was bothering to watch DS on Sci Fi (when available) a couple of runs back, mainly because I didn't yet have most of the shows on tape, I remember muffled sound frequently on Sci Fi's broadcasts of DS, not just for this month of 1897.  

I also have noticed on the MPI tapes episodes where some other soundtrack was playing behind the existing soundtrack. There's an episode from the 1968 storyline when Julia comes staggering in from Tom's feast in the woods where my MPI tape has a jarring, harsh noise that lasts a couple of seconds. Richard Holt said this was on the master tape. And then there are all of those shows where one of the cameras seemed to have some kind of weird fisheye lens on it and nobody bothered to fix it!

I guess we can just count our blessings that so much of the show survives and looks and sounds as good as it does.  If you want comparisons, try another mid Sixties soap. I have 5 shows from the 1966 Days of Our Lives and it's soooo dull.

Gothick

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Current Talk '03 I / Re: OT: I Still Dream of........
« on: January 14, 2003, 11:15:52 PM »
Poor Barbara Eden. It's good to see her looking so chipper and vital after the horrors she endured last year.  That woman is a real trooper.

I'm glad you were able to get such a lovely photo, Ringo. You actually look great in this, in my not-so-humble opinion.

*I* still dream of Grayson Hall.  I had a hysterically funny dream of her a couple of nights ago.  She was still alive, and hostessing a game show of the "Weakest Link" variety.  She was brilliant at it and had become a national figure as a result.

Steve

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Current Talk '03 I / Re: Plum preserves
« on: January 10, 2003, 11:51:38 PM »
You're killing me here, RP!

I had something else to add but I "plum" forgot.

(oooh that one was AWFUL)

xo  Gothy

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Current Talk '03 I / Re: Plum preserves
« on: January 10, 2003, 07:19:45 PM »
Aren't the preserves damson, or damson plums?

Help!  I need Raineypark to help remind me of Minerva's Little Book of Home Preserves and what she says about plums!

I LOVE MINERVA TRASK.

Gothy

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Hi Luciaphil,

Looking at the snapshots featured in the montages, I got the feeling that Laura's wardrobe change was meant to emphasize for the viewer that her powers--and vital energies--were waning rapidly.  Would have been interesting if Loscalzo had switched the pancake job to a more washed out type of look for her makeup.

The scene where Magda reads the cards at Laura's behest is one of my favorites, as it is one of the few times they use the Tarot somewhat accurately on the show. I *have* known this to happen where you re-shuffle the cards and the same card keeps popping out of the deck.  Can be maddening when that happens; it's almost as if you can hear the gods chuckling and commenting wryly, "Well, YOU asked the question, sweetie!"

Thanks for this wonderful, witty critique.  I just love your writing.

Steve

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Current Talk '03 I / Re: Thank God for DS in N.E.
« on: January 09, 2003, 07:34:37 PM »
Connie dear, I'm screaming at the thought of your husband romping naked out in the snow in the back yard!  My dear, whatever will the neighbors think?  

Jennifer, I think we need to build a roaring fire and invite Chris Jennings over to huggle and snuggle!  Gothick's solution to a snowy winter's eve!

Raineypark, haven't you learned yet that some of us old dogs still think we're puppies in the bizarre inner recesses of our own minds.  Oh well, only 3 weeks to go till Imbolc.

Gothick

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Wow, Connie, this story is turning into a REAL roller coaster ride.  And I'm loving every minute of it.

The illos in 20 and 21 are beautiful.  The image of Quentin in 1975 is fabulous. And I adore the painting.  Is it your own work?

Your fan,  Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '03 I / Re: Birthday wishes for Brian
« on: January 08, 2003, 12:41:32 AM »
Dear Brian, hope your special day is just dandy!

May you enjoy a new year of health, peace and prosperity!

Best wishes,

Steve

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Hey Sarah I like your solution to the "problem"!  I think Q, B & J would make a great threesome!  Maybe not traditionally, but, hey, what about these three is?

They all care so much about one another and are so fond of one another.  I think it would be the ideal solution.  

And I wanna be a fly on the wall when Roger and Liz discuss the matter.

LIZ:  We will simply have to pretend that Quentin is staying with Barnabas and Julia to help them with their history project ... I mean, their scientific research into reanimated corpses ... I mean, their study of exorcism techniques among the rich and famous ... I mean--

ROGER:  Oh, shut up, Liz!

xo  Gothick

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Hi Connie, I'm definitely still reading the story, though I am behind by a few chapters, due to the fact that I was pretty much offline for 2 weeks, and I have cartloads of work to catch up with.

Today over lunch I read the chapter where Julia had realized she needed to perform the surgery on Quentin's bullet herself.  I smiled to read about Barnabas' newfound appreciation for housework.  I imagine him putting on a big frilly apron to protect those expensive suits he always wore around the house in the Sixties.

xo  Steve

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