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537400027_Inactive (Applicant) 10/4/2007 3:07 AM EST : RE: What are you watching since the server is still d...

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been watching a ton of movies lately...
1) go see Superbad... it rocked my socks
2)Proof was awesome... grant it not as good as reading the play itself but still a damn good movie.
3) Curse of the Golden Flower... i have a thing for asian movies and books and stuff... that must be why i love memoirs of a geisha so much... and my ceramic pieces almost always have asian influence in them... but yeah this movie was twisted beyond belief and i loved it... i think im going ot watch it again tonight =)
4) 300... im sure yall have seen it... its a good movie... but the hype about it made it a tad disappointing.
5) Factory Girl... i feel they missed the mark.  For one thing Andy Warhol was not the way they portrayed him.  He was an extremely effeminate man and had no soul (by that i mean conscience and empathy).  Although Sienna Miller was a great Edy Sedgewick.
6) See No Evil... typical slasher horror movie.  Has its good points and its bad points.  Major bad point is that the "twist" was beyond predictable.
7) Halloween... the Rob Zombie remake.  Do not waste your time or money.  It's ridiculous how many terrible cliche`s you can find in this piece of crap.  Honestly i LOVE horror movies but i was ready to leave the theatre over this one.

-Bacchus
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Marits (Applicant) 10/4/2007 3:30 AM EST : RE: What are you watching since the server is still d...
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I have to agree with everything which was said about the LeGuin books, she is a fantastic writer, Left Hand of Darkness is one of the deepest books I have read and all of here others are nearly as good.

However in my opinion perhaps the greatest fantasy series ever is George R. R. Martin's Fire and Ice series.  It is very adult literature, and until you find out (accidentally) that the story is a retelling of the War of the Roses you are constantly surprised that important characters die! After you find that out it is fun tracking the characters to their historical antecedents.

Of course the server is not down anymore, so no one will have time to read.  But when the next book in the Martin series comes out I will take time to read it before anything else.

Marits, vanRijn, et.al.
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Kawaii (SuperAdmin) 10/4/2007 5:06 AM EST : RE: What are you watching since the server is still d...
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No time to read?!

I've been reading Earthsea. *sigh* they really did mess with the story a bit to come up with the screen play for Gedo Senki, and there was no real reason to do so. But one of the things I have always liked about Miyazaki films is the portrayal of strong women (which reminds me of this:


Which I saw before a screening of Serenity) But back on track, re reading Earthsea reminds me of how few of the main characters are female. And why did only boys get to go to the school on Roke?! (Thank you JK Rowling) So on one hand, I am glad that Miyazaki Jr. added Tenar and Tehanu into what was otherwise the story in The Farthest Shore featuring Sparrowhawk and Arren. Books one and three are definitely coming of ages stories, the first of Sparrowhawk and the third of Arren. And there is no reason why a woman can't write the story of a young man's coming of age in the same way that there is no reason we should be astonished by a man writing strong female characters.


"So, why do you write these strong female characters?"
"Because you are still asking me that question" -- Joss Whedon


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Miuma (SuperAdmin) 10/4/2007 7:08 AM EST : RE: What are you watching since the server is still d...
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thanks Kaw,
I always liked the Buffy movie, but could never articulate why, and I had problems defending it when people would say how "stupid" it was.
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Vrayna (Applicant) 10/4/2007 11:18 AM EST : RE: What are you watching since the server is still d...

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Have you read the Tales from Earthsea? Written  a long time after the trilogy, but it's a collection of short stories that mostly takes place before the trilogy...
One of the stories is about the creation of the School on Roke, and if I remember correctly (read it quite a while ago) more or less describes how it went from a place where both men and women could study magic to a "men only" place.

And I agree, G.R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire books are awesome... I can't wait for te next one... I had the bad luck to "find" the first book shortly after it was released, and I've been waiting for "the next one" after each new book...

PS: I LOVE dwagons... Any other good book with dwagons to recommend?
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Kawaii (SuperAdmin) 10/4/2007 1:10 PM EST : RE: What are you watching since the server is still d...
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I'm pretty sure I read Tales from Earthsea when it first came out, but I don't see it on my shelf and have no real recollection of its contents. I'll have to go look for that, thanks for the reminder! I did find on my shelf The OtherWind, which is according to the cover a sequel to Tehanu (which i re read this afternoon), so looks like I'll be reading that this evening ; )   ) I know The Other Wind came out when I was in college and I only read it once and don't remember anything about it, so this will be a treat. Its funny, i can look at the spines of my text books a few shelves down and give a synopsis of their contents, but I can't remember the contents of a novel I read at the same time. How much fiction do I need to reread I wonder?

So you like dwagon stories, little kitten? Lets see. . . Goodness, there is a lot more scifi here than fantasy. . . and the only thing I see that is obsensibly full of dragons is Anne McCaffrey, and surely you have heard of her, though I came to her very late. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, you should have heard of, but if you havent, you must read it. LOL, I also found a couple of Lin Carter's Thongor books (the original inspiration for Thargor (Tad Williams) who inspired my Thangor) quite delightful pulp scifi/fantasy trash. The Wandering Unicorn by Manuel Mujica Lainez might be hard to come by, but if you can find it, I highly recommend it. A beautifully told tale full of unexpected characters and capable of breaking your heart. I keep trying to get our Melusine to read it, as it features her. The Shield Ring by Rosemary Sutcliff contains no magic or dragons, but the people it tells of would have believed in dragons and certainly fought like them to protect their homes against the Normans and is one of the best love stories I have ever read. Unfortunantly that one is also out of print. On the shorter side, you would probably enjoy Masquerade by Kit Williams, a picture story you can read and enjoy once, or spend your life trying to decipher, though I must warn you, the treasure was found long ago.

I will have to check out these George R.R. Martin books you praise, thank you!



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redraw (Applicant) 10/5/2007 9:25 AM EST : RE: What are you watching since the server is still d...

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Jared Diamond is one of my favourite reads. Read G, G and S when it first released. Last year bought his latest "Collapse: How societies choose to succeed or fail." Viewing..don't laugh...Watched Kurosawai's Seven Samurai..then The Magnificient Seven, (best Musical Score ever..IMHO).
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Circe (Applicant) 10/5/2007 10:03 AM EST : RE: What are you watching since the server is still d...

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Thangor said:
, re readingEarthsea reminds me of how few of the main characters are female. Andwhy did only boys get to go to the school on Roke?!


LeGuin has written quite extensively about her efforts to "retract" theoriginal Earthsea conception. Essentially, like a lot of educatedWesterners she discovered feminism in the early 80s, and realised thatshe'd been writing under a set of conventions that she hadn't givenmuch thought to at the time (even the prose of the original trilogy isquite Tolkieny). So she wrote _Tehanu_ (1990), which is a prettyagressive act of self-correction, trying to domesticate the Earthseaworld, and localise it, and feminise it, and take away all thathigh-fantasy stuff which she hadn't realised was gendered; almost everysingle male character in _Tehanu_ is totally horrible and motivatedprimarily by contempt for/disgust at women. Amazingly, being LeGuin,she still managed to write a rather wonderful book.

Then a bit later on she managed to relax slightly -- the culture warsfinally blew themselves out, perhaps -- and revisited Earthsea in aless heavy-handed mood. You could say that _Tales From Earthsea_ and_The Other Wind_ are about race rather than gender, but really I thinkthey just find a much more subtle and lovely way to treat the idea ofdifference (in this case, the difference between people and dragons). Ienvy you your first encounter with them, Kawaii!

And thanks Marits for the recommendation. I will look up George R. R. Martin with interest.
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