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Nahima 
12/31/05 at 11:06 PM

What is your location? Here, wondering how to thumbnail this

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CatsPlay 
12/31/05 at 09:54 PM

Comments:

I located another LJ users who recommended a keyboard macro.  I found this one extremely easy to install and implement. 

 

http://www.livejournal.com/users/trekkiegrrrl/130970.html

 

 


CatsPlay 
12/31/05 at 09:28 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.como

Comments:

OK, I think I've answered my own questions.  I found a number of segments in 'that book' that must be what I was thinking of.   One of a few being (re: TMD),

 

"Few people know that it is also the story of Alan: the man you see on screen is his real self (save for the fact that he's not a ghost and he hasn't had an affair with Juliet Stevenson)."

 

If anyone is aware of a more detailed reference to this elsewhere, let me know, thanks.


CatsPlay 
12/31/05 at 09:08 PM

Comments:

While I'm at it, the quote I am looking for is actually I believe from Juliet Stevenson, where she talks about TMD Jamie being the character that AR has played that is most like himself.   Can anyone point me to that information?  Thanks


Christina 
12/31/05 at 09:07 PM

Comments:

No really now, it has been fun so far but this contest is really begining to annoy me. It was fun to have a few jokes about going into the enymy lines and finding clues and whatsoever but come on! We are grownups here or at least most of us are and well the majority here sure acts like it even if they are in their teens! But this IS fishy! I have just returned from my New Years party, my computer was shut for about 6 hourse, I opened the hello page and I got that restriction page again and got it AGAIN when I tried to cast my vote! And just think about it! It`s impossible! We cannot overcome the gap of 1800 votes no matter how much we try! And that is technicly impossible! people have lives of their own, New Years included all sorts of preparations, it`s IMPOSSIBLE to maintaint that gap! Either they get ahead by much more than that or they slack off! But this is definetly a fix up and I`ve had just about enough of this! And it`s not possible for the Blooms to have some sort of secret society, get real! I mean they need the publicity too, they have to talk through some forums or GB! And the Hello poll, I repeat, is NOT listed in more than 3 places by my count! It`s not possible to round up that many fans to vote! hey, even in his IMDB board people were thinking of voting for Alan! And one more thing about Hello! They aren`t going to validate anything! Why do you think we couldn`t find out he totalls from the monthly vote? The votes stayed exactly as they appeared, no one was disqualified, that is just bull****! Susan , you did well in sending that email but don`t get your hopes done! Elaine you are right, it could be a publicity scam after all! I am so curious what would happen if we suddenly STOP voting! I bet my two cents that Blooms votes would suddenly drop as well! But what the heck, I hope I`m just being paranoid! But what I do think is that we should send more emails to Hello, at least let them know that we are not just some dumb readers! I am gonna send one in the morning! Have a good night everyone!


CatsPlay 
12/31/05 at 09:06 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

OK, I've stumbled across a tidbit and I'm a bit confused.  Alan's lost love in AABA was named "Stella Maris", was she not? 

 

I was searching for a particular quote related to TMD tonight, and in this article, I did a double take when I noticed that the character of Maura (the girl taking English lessons from Nina) was played by an actress named Stella Maris

 

What gives?? 


Helen 
12/31/05 at 08:32 PM

What is your location? New York

Comments:

I wish all of you wonderful people a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful New Year!


RickiNicki 
12/31/05 at 08:24 PM

What is your location? Germany

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Vicki 
12/31/05 at 07:31 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Marianne - thanks for that picture.  It lifted my spirits! 


Claudia 
12/31/05 at 07:24 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Welcome to Melli and Margaret too!  This is THE way to start the new year!

 


Claudia 
12/31/05 at 07:22 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Emily, you may be totally right.  Since I read the Bloom has won the last two years in a row, that is awfully suspicious.  Plus notice, Bloom is January's winner from 2005 as well. The voting is just to way overboard.

 

Good letter, Susan.  If Hello is trying to pull chains, that will at least let them know we are on to them. 

 

My suggestion is that we continue to try to get AR into first place but if Emily's hunch is right, it could be a losing battle.  So please don't let it get you all down and we will just continue to vote AR as feverishly as we can and at the least keep him in second place.  That ought to give Hello a hint or two. 

 

Thanks GolfWizard for the macro program and instructions. That is one that I didn't see this afternoon.  I'm off to take a look at it.  Looks like its already been proved a winner, though!  I'll post back after I give it a test run.

 

Hello Nimbus Girl!  Welcome out of lurkdom and I hope you will stay with us and have some fun!

 


Marianne 
12/31/05 at 07:19 PM

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http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/PF1.jpg

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR


Lex 
12/31/05 at 07:17 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.freewebs.com/lex_nixon

Comments:
A couple minutes ago I voted again for our dear Alan

It said 17.623 votes for AR
19.875 votes for that I'm-a-bloody-Pirate-face-Bloom

When I clicked the vote button it suddenly said
17.631 votes for Alan, which makes 8 more (in one minute)
but 19.893 votes for Bloom, making it 18 votes more than before.

Am I mistaken or is there a possiblity that every time someone votes for Alan, Blooms "account" gets up 10 votes in the same time?






Lucy 
12/31/05 at 07:10 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Happy New YeAR!
Melli 
12/31/05 at 06:59 PM

What is your location? Leipzig

Comments:
Happy New Year to your all and my best wishes !!
Melli





Emily 
12/31/05 at 06:50 PM

Comments:

I dont have any interest in voting in this silly thing.  But just reading Susan's letter, the thought occurred to me that maybe it's in Hello Magazine's best interest to have Orlando Bloom winning year after year. Orlando Bloom is a bigger star than AR -- not fair, but it's true. Orlando Bloom's face on the cover of a magazine sells. Did anyone consider that this thing is rigged by Hello?


Margaret 
12/31/05 at 06:34 PM

What is your location? Poland

Comments:

Happy new year for everyone Alan fans !!

And ....go vote!!!!!

 

         

 


GolfWizard 
12/31/05 at 06:29 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://fineprintconsulting.com

Comments:
Someone has invented a program for auto voting

link


Susan 
12/31/05 at 06:28 PM

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Thank you!

Barbara 
12/31/05 at 06:22 PM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Very nicely worded letter, Susan. Cool and authorative!


Susan 
12/31/05 at 06:18 PM

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You can e-mail Hello! at megan.conway@hellomagazine.com
For what it's worth, here's what I said (though I think a lot of objections to what's going on would carry a lot more weight than just one):

I have been watching the yearly voting for Most Attractive Man carefully, and I am convinced that the Bloom voters have somehow hacked the system. Every time the second place voters begin to close the gap, Bloom's total adds an impossible 500 votes in about an hour.

This happened four times last night in roughly four hours, and just happened again about an hour ago. People cast a vote for Rickman, and Bloom's total goes up by ten. Either the Bloom fans have figured out how to override the 15-minute delay or, worse, they are tampering with the vote recording itself, perhaps adding several votes for Bloom for every vote cast for anyone else (or at least for Alan Rickman).

Could you please find out what is going on and put a stop to it? This contest is no longer fun. In fact, it is no longer a contest. I understand Bloom won last year and the year before, as well.

                Sincerely, Susan Rawlins
Pam 
12/31/05 at 06:14 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Just be glad we are not up againist Hayden Christensen (he played Darth Vader in Revenge of the Sith) or he would be using his "special" powers againist us all (LOL)
In a more serious note, I have been voting for AR all day. Sorry ladies but I am stopping around 8PM here and watching the stooges marathon. We are all big fans of the guys and will bring in the new year with them Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk..
HAPPY      NEW    YEAR   and      PEACE  for   2006

Daydreamer 
12/31/05 at 06:00 PM

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to everyone (esp. right now to people here in CET time zone)


Nimbus Girl 
12/31/05 at 05:58 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

OB just jumped up in votes again. How is this happening? Alan's only gone up by like 4 or 5 and he's gone up about 20.

 

Hmmmm.....something has to be going on...


Susan 
12/31/05 at 05:44 PM

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I see OB has taken another impossible 500-vote jump ahead in the last hour, just as he did four times last night.  Has anyone tried to get in touch with Hello! about this?  It's statistically impossible.  Someone must have hacked the voting....

Alanfan 
12/31/05 at 05:32 PM

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I'm off to sleep the New Year in. A happy 2006 to you all thanks for your company today. I'll hand over to the night shift and I'll be with you all in 2006.


CatsPlay 
12/31/05 at 05:30 PM

Comments:

Claudia,

 

5:34 PM EST I am around if you want to meet in the chatroom to discuss technical  things.


AFNH 
12/31/05 at 05:23 PM

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Gawd - seeing double over JD's total (I blame the sherry!). Have switched from IE to Netscape and that was still one heck of a jump for OB. Something rotten in the state of OB, methinks (to pinch a saying from Will Shakespeare, sort of).
Marlina 
12/31/05 at 05:22 PM

Comments:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!


Vicki 
12/31/05 at 05:15 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Ah ha!  Alanfan and I were posting at the same time and we both noticed it!  Something is very fishy....any response from Hello?


AFNH 
12/31/05 at 05:15 PM

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Oh heck - go away and play with your DVD recorder for a week and look what you miss!!!!
Let's keep it steady as she goes, folks. Whatever the OB folks are doing, we can do as well as they can. Got to overcome Ol' Cap'n Jack's shipmates too, they must be onto the same thing.Let's give 'em a run fer their money!
Nice to see you back, Sniv! ***waves***
Vicki 
12/31/05 at 05:13 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

All right....this time I watched very carefully.  The Bloom vote just jumped 30 votes to my 3 votes.  Could they have some system set up where everytime Alan gets a vote, Orlando gets 10?  NO!  OF COURSE I'M NOT PARANOID!  WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU SAY SUCH A THING!!


Alanfan 
12/31/05 at 05:11 PM

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I have just voted again, Bloomer's went up by 10 and Alan's by 5. Something is definitely wrong somewhere.


Thea 
12/31/05 at 05:09 PM

What is your location? NYC area

Comments:

 

The very best to all and here's to a peaceful New Year!

 

 


AFNH 
12/31/05 at 05:00 PM

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To all the Oldies, Newbies and Inbetweenies on this GB, I want to wish you all a , whenever it hits your timezone! May it be a Rickman-filled year. I notice it will be the Chinese Year of the Dog soon, and as that's AR's sign, hopefully it will be his year too!
Yikes - must go vote......
Marlina 
12/31/05 at 04:16 PM

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Nimbus Girl! Don't worry! You're nearly same age as mine

 

HAve you vote for Alan?


sue 
12/31/05 at 04:11 PM

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Vicki:

Quote:
Who knows what sort of torture they might put you through.  A non-stop loop of pirates and elves, no doubt....while your eyelids are taped open.....*shudder* 

 

well if it's Cap'n Jack I probably can take it!!!!


Nimbus Girl 
12/31/05 at 04:01 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

I think now would be a good time to come out of lurkdom.

 

Hello everyone. I am a huge Alan fan which some of my friends think is strange since I'm only 15, but that doesn't bother me! I think he's an amazing actor. 

 

I'm Nimbus Girl off of HPANA is any of you belong to that site or have seen the Alan thread there.

 

Anyway I love this site so much and it has all the Alan downloads I could ever dream of! and I love reading the posts on this guest book.

Oh I'm voting every chance I get on the Hello poll for Alan!!!! He  is the most attractive!! 

 

And I hope every has a 

 


Vicki 
12/31/05 at 03:58 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles - very rainy

Comments:

These Bloomers are something else.  I most definitely think something foul is afoot.....it started last night when they began to pull ahead by about 100 votes every quarter hour.  Somebody in their camp has got an inside track into some sort of trickery. 

 

Thanks to sue and Barbara for going "undercover" into enemy territory to try and discover their secrets.  But please be careful, you two....we wouldn't want you to get caught.  Who knows what sort of torture they might put you through.  A non-stop loop of pirates and elves, no doubt....while your eyelids are taped open.....*shudder*  Perhaps we can provide you with a capsule of obliviating potion you can bite down on should you be apprehended in the line of duty. 

 

I think we should just continue on with the voting every 16 minutes (also have my kitchen timer set...much to the annoyance of the rest of my family) and not try to mess with deleting cookies, etc.  As someone else so wisely said, we don't want to be disqualified.  If the Bloomies are up to no good, then let them be disqualified.  Remember, slow and steady wins the race!

 

A very happy, safe, prosperous, healthy New Year to all on this GB!           

 

           


Claudia 
12/31/05 at 03:25 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Happy new year to Barbara and all the other countries that have already had their celebrations!!!!  I watched the celebration in Sydney this morning on CNN.  It was beautiful!

 

Everyone be safe and have a great time tonight!

 

 


Claudia 
12/31/05 at 03:23 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hi Tawny and welcome aboard!  I hope you will stick around and hang out with us. 

 

I've been looking at macro programs alllll afternoon and I haven't found anything I like so far.  I'll keep looking around and even am thinking of asking some programmer friends to write us something.  I'll keep you posted.  Until then, I'm relying solely on Snape summoning me from other parts of the house. 

 

Let's don't give up, yall!  No matter how bleak it looks at times, we still can't give up. 

 

Sue, I'm thinking there are some "secret" Bloomer groups that have been exchanging secrets.  I mean I really thought it would be Depp we would be up against not Bloom. 

 

And judging by their comments, I think the Bloomers have a whole lot to learn about men, that's for sure! 

 


Marlina 
12/31/05 at 03:23 PM

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I feel like cryin!

I've been all day long voting and the closer we can get to close the gap is 1800!

 

MUST VOTE AGAIN...


Sarah 
12/31/05 at 03:13 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Well its just time for me to say:

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL AND MAY BRING YOU ALL YOU DESIRE

 

Best Wishes to everyone and here's to a AR filled 2006

 

 

And for the last time this year:

 

Take Care

Sarah!xxx


Nahiima 
12/31/05 at 02:51 PM

Comments:
After reading your comments I have to agree with you all, something is not right with those counters... hmmm...

On a happier note, I am going to see DOGMA for the first time!!
Yes, in 40 minutes on Comedy Central.





Barbara 
12/31/05 at 02:42 PM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Happy 2006. Nice morning here but no solution to the Bloombabes I see. I scouted round some OB sites as someone else did and couldn't see any activity like ours. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Hope you get some joy from Hello magazine, Sue. Before going out to celebrate last night I watched AABA. Lovely atmospheric film but just one small unease - didn't like the over the top melodramatics at the end of the wharf where he shouts out "Stella Maris" and grabs the air. I think he is better at showing emotion by a twitch of an eyebrow or a small movement of the mouth. All the best to everyone and Claudia our great site host.


Sarah 
12/31/05 at 02:22 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Well I have emailed Hello! and IF I get an email in return I will let you all know!!


INTJ 
12/31/05 at 02:20 PM

Comments:

 

Alanfan and Sarah -- I completely agree, something's definitely NOT right. LESS THAN HALF of my votes make his total go up. About 60% of the time Alan's total doesn't move, whereas Bloom's does.

 

Also, the sudden upsurge of votes for OB last night which put him aheady of AR by a margin of exactly 2,000 votes is rather...strange. 

 

There IS something fishy going on, methinks.


Tawny 
12/31/05 at 02:07 PM

What is your location? Seattle

Comments:
Thanks, Sue, for pointing out the confusing line in my post. What I was trying to say was that he was less behind than he was this morning. At my last vote he was 1850 behind, or something like that, less than the 2002 votes down he was when I logged on. When my alarm rings I'll go back and see how things are now.
Chris 
12/31/05 at 02:05 PM

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Tawny - thanks, glad to see I`m not on my own here!
Sue, after reading the imdb board....HOW can he still be ahead??? it`s obvious most of them prefer Alan! Ok trying to get a grip here! I think I`ll just keep voting and enjoy the rest of the night. No use crying over spilt potion anyway, ha guys? Have the best time tonight!
sue 
12/31/05 at 02:01 PM

Comments:

Umm... sorry Tawny but Blooming Orlando is almost 2000 ahead the the mo!!


Tawny 
12/31/05 at 01:59 PM

What is your location? Seattle

Comments:
Christina, you asked "I beg your pardon but am I the only one who gets that restriction window even when simply REFRESHING the page?????"

Yes, I get the popups even when I add a new browser that hasn't ever been used to vote. I think the popup is to warn voters not to vote until 15 more minutes have passed. I just ignore the popups and keep voting every 15 minutes.

AR has drawn slightly ahead. Way to go, AR fans!
sue 
12/31/05 at 01:58 PM

Comments:

Here's a link to Orlando Bloom's IMDb thread on Hello HERE.

Interestiong reading but leaves us none the wiser, maybe his agent has hacked into Hello or something!!!


Christina 
12/31/05 at 01:47 PM

Comments:
Sue - hilarious! I should be getting ready to go out and what do I do? Getting crazy over a bag of bloomies! The site you found Sue is the ONLY one I found that had the hello poll listed! I can`t understand how is it that we can`t get closer than 1500 votes! We were able to do it yesterday!!! What ahppened since then??? has the whole LOTR community joined forces over this??? Any answer from any HP community so far? wait a second! what about the Japanese sites? or the russian ones? Can anyone contact them? Man,I think we`re loosing it!!! ROFL!!!!
Therese 
12/31/05 at 01:45 PM

What is your location? Rickmania

Comments:

Just stepping out of lurkdom to express my frustration with voting. Here's my new motto:

 

Don't know how the Bloomers are doing it, but we shall just have to persevere! Never give up. Never surrender. At least we'll make them work for it this year! Heck, they're bound to get tired eventually...

 

Multiple computers in the same house add votes. Anybody got a Blackberry or a cellular phone with internet access? Let's harass, er, persuade our friends to vote, even if just once or twice. I'm in this for the long haul!

 

Therese

Vote early. Vote often. Vote now.


Alanfan 
12/31/05 at 01:45 PM

Comments:

Well it worked OK this time. Having a word with Hello might be a good idea. Is there away of getting in touch? I don't even subscribe.


Marlina 
12/31/05 at 01:44 PM

Comments:

Thanks! I've download ace set up!

And... i'll see if it'll work..

And about cookies.. I indeed try it.. I don't think it work either..

 

 

and once again!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2006!

IT'S A DOG YEAR! and APPARENTLY ALAN's SHIO is DOG!

SO, IT'S AN ALAN RICKMAN YEAR!


sue 
12/31/05 at 01:38 PM

Comments:

It is strange. The only site I quoted had a page of comments BUT nobody was discussing how to beat the system etc. Maybe there is a hardcore private forum out there somewhere with crazed women clicking buttons day and night!!................................

No Wait!.....that'd be us !!!


Sarah 
12/31/05 at 01:36 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Christina - I get that little annoying box saying I can only vote every 15 minutes if I refresh so just close it and start again.

 

And (cant remember who said) but yes, I also have voted and his total hasnt gone up! Something aint right

Me might have a ickle word with Hello!


Christina 
12/31/05 at 01:28 PM

Comments:
Alanfan, how about THIS problem ! The hello poll is not even listed in major OB sites! How can they get the votes??? AND! How can they keep that distant between the votes so constant when we are turning into finger killers here????
Alanfan 
12/31/05 at 01:26 PM

Comments:

I'm begining to suspect something is not right. Twice I've voted and Alan's total hasn't moved but OB's has. Has anyone else had this problem?


Christina 
12/31/05 at 01:10 PM

Comments:
I beg your pardon but am I the only one who gets that restriction window even when simply REFRESHING the page????? I don`t think I voted for the last hour!!!!!
Christina 
12/31/05 at 01:03 PM

Comments:

Sue, thanks for the digg ups!

Thaaaaaaaat`s IT! No more Mr...I mean Mss Nice Guy! I mean Girl!!!! Let`s kick A*S! *stretching fingers* *pats mouse* Let`s do some clickin`!!!

 By Grabthar`s Hammer, he`s going down!!! Kaaa-Bloom!!!  

And here`s something to lift up the spirits!


Alanfan 
12/31/05 at 12:54 PM

Comments:

Martina, I said that earlier today, but I have watched it, it doesn't happen all the time.


Daydreamer 
12/31/05 at 12:51 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/dreamingallday/

Comments:
Made a new video:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/dreamingallday/34710.html



And about voting for Alan - Never give up
sue 
12/31/05 at 12:49 PM

Comments:

Another Quote!

Quote:
  Ok....... this is not normal..... How can Orlando have 7000 votes, and Alan Rickman 6990?!?!?! COM'ON!!!! Look at him, and then look at Orli!!! WHERE IS IT?! I CAN'T FIND IT! I can't find... the reason to this situation!!!

 

They will never understand will they?


sue 
12/31/05 at 12:48 PM

Comments:

Just paddling in the murky waters of Bloomdon here's one quote:

Quote:
so far its
Orlando
Alan Rickman (how'd that happen?)
Will Young (who on earth is that?)
and
Gerry! c'mon Gerry! 

Hmm.......


Martina 
12/31/05 at 12:48 PM

What is your location? Munich

Comments:
I got the feeling that every time I vote for Alan Orlando gets a vote as well.

sue 
12/31/05 at 12:42 PM

Comments:

That thing Michelle and I were doing doesn't seem to work anymore ie we were opening an new page after the Hello one then going back and revoting. It appeared to work but now if you go back to the Hello page and vote you can't go forward again!! Strange!


INTJ 
12/31/05 at 12:37 PM

Comments:

 

Just wanted to apologise for the typos in my last post. *embarrassed* That's supposed to be "our little Bloom problem" (not "your"), and "my" laptop (not "may")... 


Christina 
12/31/05 at 12:31 PM

What is your location? BOOMing Bucharest

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://premiumpie.blogsource.com/

Comments:

Happy New Year my merry men..I mean women!

I left you a little message on my freshly created and totally pointless blog as well but I just had to wish you the best time tonight and may the New Year bring you all the happiness and prosperity you deserve! Iy`s been wonderful getting to know all of you and I do hope you`re up for another round! Cheers!

All my love goes with you!

Chris


bluebeatbabe 
12/31/05 at 12:05 PM

Comments:

Where are you ladies...?  We were catching up on Bloom earlier today and now he is pulling away again... WHAT computers are they using ?  super fast or what ? I'm going to contact an Italian Alan site through a contact I made at Chelsea... hope it helps Come on WE will not surrender.... Never

 

Let's get busy tonight.. come on everyone ALAN NEEDS YOU!   NOW!


Nahima 
12/31/05 at 11:42 AM

Comments:
AlanFan is right. Better do it the safest way than lose time with uncertainty means.

Now I am not so sure the deleting trick works at all. Well there's a way, I checked where those little bits of information hide in my computer (its amazing the amount just from that site) and got rid of them manually... but it's a real mess and consumes too much time.

You have to upload the page every single time before voting and this whole thing is different from browser to browser, so it becomes a very laborious thing and this is supposed to be fun.

As a matter of fact, I deleted something somewhere that almost made me lose my Bookmarks!!! AAAAARRRGGHHHH!!!

So, KEEP THE VOTING AR-FELLOWS!!!

Remember the tale of the turtle and the bunny... bunny or hare?
Well, that one!!


Lucy 
12/31/05 at 10:43 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I don't think it's working either. 


Alanfan 
12/31/05 at 10:40 AM

Comments:

I would be a bit careful if I were you we don't want to be disqualified for cheating. I have the voting page on my favorites and a kitchen clock set every 16 minutes and I'm voting that way. Its slow but it works.


Sarah 
12/31/05 at 10:29 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Oh vrikey, it isnt even telling me I have to wait 15 minutes now, its just not accepting my vote


Bluebeatbabe 
12/31/05 at 10:20 AM

What is your location? Sheffield-UK

Comments:

Come on guys and gals we are making headway slowly but surely!

I don't think the delete cookies is working either, we just have to have the FAITH... and keep spreading the word far and wide, what was that story about the tortoise and the hare ?"Really good synopsis on Alan from Hello and a decent pic !


Sarah 
12/31/05 at 10:16 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

I've done or I'm doing the delete cookies thing but the vote numbers dont always go up. SOmetimes it goes up 3 others it stays the same!!! Does that mean while I've done this for the last 30 minutes that none of my votes have counted?? LOL


Julie 
12/31/05 at 10:08 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

I hate to be a stick-in-the-mud...but we don't want to be disqualified.  Even though it may or may not be working, we don't want to be accused of cheating.  AR's the best, KEEP VOTING!!


Ali-Pat 
12/31/05 at 10:08 AM

What is your location? waving goodbye to good ol' 2005

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Thanks for pointing me to that Snow Cake article, CatsPlay!  I have seen the article but it never had all those lovely photos attached before.

 

Very interesting discussion on the guns in Die Hard.  I haven't seen that one for a while (though it is usually on my holiday viewing list along with TJM, LA, and other holiday classics) so I am looking forward to another watch.  Speaking of gun aversion, do you know that the guns AR used in QDU are in a gun museum somewhere?  Wonder how he feels about that, pacifist that he is...

 

Happy New Year, everybody!  Here's to another year of AR Fandom.


Alanfan 
12/31/05 at 10:07 AM

Comments:

We will just have to hope that they get tried before we do.


CatsPlay 
12/31/05 at 09:53 AM

Comments:
Nope, I'm still not convinced that is really working.
CatsPlay 
12/31/05 at 09:52 AM

Comments:
Hmmm, I do see what you mean, after deleting once. Perhaps this information should be removed from this public board and disseminated to our members in another way?
Christina 
12/31/05 at 09:48 AM

Comments:

But we have done so much in a matter of minutes! if we keep like this, cookies or not, we still can overcome baby bloom!


CatsPlay 
12/31/05 at 09:42 AM

Comments:

I don't think the delete cookies is working.  It prevents the pop up but the vote count does not increase.


Christina 
12/31/05 at 09:37 AM

Comments:
O...My...God! Lucy you`re right! If you delete your cookies and then refresh the page you can vote unlimited times! I didn`t refresh the page before! thanks for the tip! Man, I`m slow!!! D`oooh!!!!!
Nahima 
12/31/05 at 09:33 AM

Comments:
Yesssssssssss Lucy, you are a genius!!!

I deleted the cookies, refreshed the page and vote again. It seems to work!

I am going to try it again, just to be sure.


Lucy 
12/31/05 at 09:09 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

No, that's Delete Cookies!  Sorry!


Lucy 
12/31/05 at 09:06 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ladies, I know the secret!

 

Each time you vote, delete your cookies and vote again!

 

For IE: go to Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the button "Delete Files."  You can vote unlimited times!


Nahima 
12/31/05 at 09:03 AM

Comments:
Good morning everyone!

Tonight I kept dreaming the whole night that every time I punched the button nothing happened with Alan's results while the others votes increased by zillions...


What a nightmare!!

And it is somewhat happening, I can't believe it.
I am going to download another browser, this situation requires extreme measures.

NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!!










sue 
12/31/05 at 07:34 AM

Comments:

I have sent a message to ebay now, so hope the "Litttle Ferret" (which is milder than I would call them!!LOL) removes it.

 


Chris 
12/31/05 at 07:25 AM

What is your location? Sunny and dry Bucharest

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://premiumpie.blogsource.com/

Comments:

INTJ I still get that restriction window, it must be that your opera has a pop up blocker, I can find no other explanation..

.Don`t you guys feel like kids again?! I do!!! Doing all this detective search and trying to find clues as to what the enemy is doing and getting to se who can press he button faster!


sue 
12/31/05 at 07:19 AM

Comments:

Hi, thanks for the concern about the paper. I sent a message to the seller asking her to remove it but am not sure how you complain to ebay. Do I have to go through the German page??

Bit late on this as RL has a way of interrupting these days.

 

Looks like the OBcanobies have us shafted but I shall carry on LOL


Alanfan 
12/31/05 at 07:18 AM

Comments:

Then it's about time someone else won. That should be Alan. The Bloomers haven't met us before obviously. We'll give them a run for their money.


Inbredwaffle 
12/31/05 at 06:59 AM

Comments:

Something fishy is going on for sure...

Bloom has won the last two years in a row!!!

 

They may have the numbers but we have the heart!!!!

(and some VERY smart ladies!!!)

 

hmmm time for a little more...


Meeressternchen 
12/31/05 at 06:58 AM

Comments:

Slightly OT, re: the Stewart play AR has been to on Dec 11. It was a play by JON Steward and not Patrick Stewart, staged in Prince Edward Theatre not The Albery Theatre. And there were only TWO performances that day (11.12.), so nobody could have gone watched it afterwards....LOL. Sorry if anyone got confused (Hikity? RickiNicki? Whoever wanted to see it...you would've missed it anyways.).


INTJ 
12/31/05 at 06:49 AM

Comments:

 

Hi everyone, this is AWFUL!! That Bloom boy is ahead by 2000 votes - the mind boggles.

 

However, I MAY have found the solution to your little Bloom problem.

 

This is going to be a bit long-winded so please bear with me:

I have been voting from as many browsers as may laptop can handle - Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Avant, Enigma, FlashPeak Slim Browser, GoSurf, Advanced Browser, Ace Explorer and Netscape. You can find them (they're all free) here:

http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0-1-0.html?qt=browser&author=&titlename=&desc=&dlcount=&daysback=&swlink=&gfiletype=&os=128&li=49&dlsize=&ca=&x=38&y=13

Now, I have discovered that I can vote in Opera just about EVERY ONE OR  TWO MINUTES (!!) as long as I don't hit the vote button continuously but go to another browser window, vote there, and then go back to Opera.

It is important that you do something in your other browser window(s) before going back to Opera, such as clicking on the vote button (even if the your vote isn't being registered because of the 15 minutes) - once there has been some activity in another browser, your vote IS being registered when you vote again Opera!!

Can you guys check if this works on your computers as well (remember, keep switching back an forth between Opera and your other browsers), or if this is just a glitch in my computer? I have a suspicion, though, that it is not - it would account for the sudden upsurge in votes for Bloom, if the Bloom fans had discovered this as well.

Perhaps we have a browser expert here who can tell us what is causing this so we can take full advantage of Opera and increase AR's votes more effectively?


Christina 
12/31/05 at 06:48 AM

Comments:
Marlina I can only give you some names : Opera, Netscape, Firefox and Maxthon. You can do a google search aand download them from their oficial sites.
Marlina 
12/31/05 at 06:41 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Agree Claudia... There's just something fishy going on there.. I've been voting for 7 and a half hours.. Their immense rising votes number are just don't make any senses..

Gotta go to check.. Maybe i can find something...  

 

 

and...

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Claudia 
12/31/05 at 06:38 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Excellent thinking beryl! We do need to see if we can stake out some of the Bloom sites and figure out what they are doing. There's nothing saying that they haven't done that to us and are now using our tools against us. 

I'll have to dig around and see if I can find the macro program again, Vicki.  Mine expired in the monthly vote.  I would LOVE to find another one!

 


Claudia 
12/31/05 at 06:36 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh dear, I have to agree there is something rotten in the state of Bloomers, yall!  I know he's popular but those people are up to no good!    We also have to remember that Bloom fans some time before we even knew the voting had started. 

 

But I know we can do this.  We just have to NOT give up!!!!  And never surrender!!!

 

 


Chalebh 
12/31/05 at 06:01 AM

What is your location? at home

Comments:

Sorry to dissapoint you just before the new year but

the result of the voting is at the moment as follow:

 

Orlando Bloom 13433  

and

Alan Rickman 11495

 

 

 

But anyway I wish you A Happy New Year

 

LG Chalebh

 


Marlina 
12/31/05 at 03:56 AM

Comments:

Susan~ please give me a link to as many browser as you can get! and i'll download all of it!

I only have one browser


Susan 
12/31/05 at 03:53 AM

Comments:
You can vote once every 15 minutes on each browser you have--and you can download as many browsers as you can handle.  So, if you have a computer and a laptop, each with six browsers, you can vote 12 times every 15 minutes.

Marlina 
12/31/05 at 03:51 AM

Comments:

Christina~ Does your other browser using a pop-up blocker?


Alanfan 10900 
12/31/05 at 03:50 AM

Comments:

Watch the numbers when you vote  a few times now when I've voted for Alan an addition to OB's votes was made. Now it could be coinsidence, I hope thats all it is.


Marlina 
12/31/05 at 03:33 AM

Comments:

Christina~ I'm not sleeping darling!  Anyway.. I only have one browser Internet Explorer! I guess you can do that!


Christina 
12/31/05 at 03:26 AM

Comments:
Hey guys just this thought! if I vote in less than 15 minutes I get this pink window telling me I have to wait 15 minutes to cast my vote again. On he other hand, in another browser, I don`t get that. Does that mean that my vote was accepted and it will be excluded in some oficial last count?! Cause if that`s what the BaBlooms (LOL) are doing....but we are waaaaay behind now!!! Wake up everybody!!!!! Sleep is NOT an excuse!!!! ROFL
Susan CA 
12/31/05 at 02:05 AM

Comments:
OB is very popular, but the sudden change in the rate that votes are being recorded for him makes it seem like his fans learned something a few hours ago that we don't know. Hope AR's fans figure it out soon--this is awful!
Barbara 
12/31/05 at 01:50 AM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

Hmm - I see Beryl's point. Maybe the Bloombabes somehow have got round the every 15 minutes rule? How does Hello magazine check? is it a simple computer procedure and the votes get adjusted every day? I  think something is not quite right or maybe I am so very, very, biased in Alan's favour that I can't acknowledge that anyone would prefer the "Bloomboy".


Martina 
12/31/05 at 01:47 AM

What is your location? Munich

Comments:
Merlin, it´s nearly 2000. What´s that macro program
- I missed the information. What´s it about - and where´s the link !
Martina 
12/31/05 at 01:43 AM

What is your location? Munich

Comments:
Hi girls, what happened tonight after nearly 14 hours voting I needed some sleep- and now Orlando is 200 points ahead ( if I remember right ) .
BUT - here I am again VOTING!
Does anyone know how to bottle fame, brew glory,ever stopper Orlando !
Marlina 
12/31/05 at 01:21 AM

Comments:

DOn't worry! We can make it! We can!

WE CAN! WE CAN!


beryl 
12/31/05 at 12:58 AM

Comments:

guys!! we are Sooo way behind!!! but dont give up guys, we can Do this!!!

*cough* i snooped around one of the OB forums...it seems like they keep on pressing the vote button, they don't even bother waiting for 15 min!.. hmm... i sure hope Hello was serious about that rule..

 

so... what do we do? we can NOT let Bloom win...we just CAN'T! argghhh


Vicki 
12/31/05 at 12:48 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Who are these Bloom fans from hell??  I'm voting every 16 minutes on three different browsers and they are jumping ahead by leaps and bounds.  I tried your reminder download, CatsPlay and got it to work on my desktop computer but for some reason it won't work on my laptop. 

 

Claudia, can you post the link to that macro program again?  Thanks.


Marlina 
12/31/05 at 12:42 AM

Comments:

Oh my.. I have suspicion that the 'Young' guy fans are all change direction to vote for Bloom!

i become paranoid!


Elaine 
12/31/05 at 12:42 AM

Comments:

I was doing what sue and michelle were suggesting and that was working, but Blooms count was almost doubling at the same time. I reckon they have found something that we don't know about. Does anyone want to see if they can find out what? I have to do some work now so have no time.


Marlina 
12/31/05 at 12:37 AM

Comments:

This is depressing... the gap became further and further no matter how much i click the vote panel..


Elaine 
12/31/05 at 12:33 AM

Comments:

I remember all those articles when they first started filming in wawa and it was lovely to go back over and read again. Thanks CP.

I shall have to go watch Die Hard again and see if I can notice anything. I suppose if you have never handled a weapon it is a bit scary the first time, even if it is a movie prop.

Lex, love that desert island paper. Nice cap from DH.

Have the Bloomys found some secret formula because they have suddenly ratched up the votes! It's going to be a hard hard campaign and still two weeks to go!


CatsPlay 
12/31/05 at 12:20 AM

What is your location? http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

Here's another similar link from that same publication with a whole bunch of pics (none AR that I See though).  Is "Abe the dog" the dog AR was walking in Wawa?

 

http://www.ltvnews.com/viewarticle.php?id=967


CatsPlay 
12/31/05 at 12:09 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

I apologize if this is old news but I found this article about Snow Cake quite interesting, because it has a ton of links throughout the article and at the end of the article to photos from the set -- including the SUV that AR will drive in the accident scene.

 

http://www.ltvnews.com/viewarticle.php?id=916


Marlina (START VOTING AGAIN!) 
12/30/05 at 10:41 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

OH MY GOD! I only go to close my eyes for a couple of hour and we've been left 400 votes?!

 

This Bloom fans are SCARY!

 

C'MON LADIES! LETS CLICK the vote buttons!

 


Pam 
12/30/05 at 10:36 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
I just added my vote too!!! Will keep doing so during the evening while I am lurking and browsing. Happy New Years everyone

Lucy 
12/30/05 at 10:15 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Those bloomin' Bloom fans are getting ahead of us tasteful, discerning ladies!

 

Well, I like Bloom too, but guess who I prefer...

 

Anyway, we can't let that happen!


Vicki 
12/30/05 at 09:51 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Man, I miss a day and there's three pages to catch up on.  Have been dutifully voting but I'm not sure that reminder is working for me.  Do you have to make sure that screensavers are turned off?  I deleted it and redownloaded it....I'l wait and see if I hear the Professor after 15 minutes.


Busy voting for AR--need help! 
12/30/05 at 09:49 PM

Comments:

Oh nooo! Bloom is winning again! Get those voting fingers back to work!


Reedpipe 
12/30/05 at 08:02 PM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
AR does flinch very slightly after shooting Takagi or whatever his name is, but you have to watch very closely. My favorite "gunshot flinch" is when he realizes that Bonnie Bedelia is Mrs. McLaine. There is (what I think is) a very sexy shot of Hans pulling his pistol out of his belt and firing it into the air. You can clearly see him flinch this time.
Lex 
12/30/05 at 07:53 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.freewebs.com/lex_nixon/

Comments:
Elaine, I remember him saying that he never ever before Die Hard had a gun in his hands and that he hesitated at first to use it. The guy who made the special stunts in the movie was to show him how exactly to hold the gun and how to move with it.

If it was not in the Die Hard interview it was in some other. Can't remember exactly in which one though. I will look it up and tell you.

Anyway.... wishing you all a sound sleep. (and AR dreams)




before I snuggle up to hubbie I'll vote...again


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 07:46 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

Elaine,

 

Actually, I read in multiple places that AR did have a problem with guns in the movie......supposedly if you watch when he shoots Takagi (sp?) he fliches slightly.  I read or heard this a couple of times, I would have to go back and research where.  I went back and tried to see it, I guess I could kind of see what they meant.   I think it's an adorable quality!

 


Elaine 
12/30/05 at 07:39 PM

Comments:

Sue, the cheek of that seller! Beats me how they think they are going to get away with it, too!

 

 I think we are on a battle royal with Orlando fans right up until the last moment as they are obviously using the same tactics as we are. We shall just have to spread the word. I can't understand why Will Young has all those votes unless our gay friends are all voting for him! But I think he's out of the running now. Incidentally, I thought the little Bio that Hello have for AR was pretty good. I did not know of the problem he had on Die Hard with guns. Certainly no sign of it in the movie!


Nahima 
12/30/05 at 07:18 PM

Comments:
I am from Puerto Rico, Sniv.

"Ja" is the sound of laugh, well my laugh. Others laugh like this "Je je" or "ji ji" or like Santa's "Jo jo"...

OMG!! I got it!!!  You all use the "h" instead of "j", I was laughing in spanish!!!
That's why you found it different. Am I wrong?

Ja ja ja ja ja ja ja!!! How funny!!

I mean, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!


Lex 
12/30/05 at 07:01 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.freewebs.com/lex_nixon/

Comments:
Yes Camerata, obviously someone IS indeed selling Sue's property.

Well, Kleinesfrettchen (the seller) means little ferret - explains a lot, don't you think?

Can't someone stop it now on behalf of Sue since WE know that the picture belongs to her? Kinda snitch it on to EBAY?


Jesus Christ.... You crazy chicks here.... A voting button (grinning endlessly) WHAT A MARVELLOUS IDEA.

I will give it a go and vote for... err.... Hugh Jackman, perhaps?


(No seriously, of course I want ALAN ahead miles, kilometres, centimetres, inches and so forth)




Camerata 
12/30/05 at 06:53 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
What ? There are people who sell the wallpapers made by other people ??????

Hikity 
12/30/05 at 06:53 PM

What is your location? dark, very dark here

Comments:

Gotcha, yeah

Claudia, have you received my mail??

Nightynight


Sniv 
12/30/05 at 06:50 PM

Comments:

May I ask where you are from, Nahima? ... It's just that you used the word 'ja' ... =)

 

And yes he is no. 1 again! *evil grin*


NativeMoon 
12/30/05 at 06:48 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Thank you for the kind welcome.

 

I will send my contact at http://www.hpfgu.org.uk/ an email and see what she says about your poll...


Sniv 
12/30/05 at 06:46 PM

Comments:

Oh if I could get my finger on that person on eBay I would simply poke her...hard...!


Nahima 
12/30/05 at 06:45 PM

Comments:
Of course it is hilarious Sniv!!!

Now Alan is only 3 votes ahead, OMG that's nothing!!! Ja ja ja!!
This is really a war!!!

...my computer seems to know it because half and hour ago froze and I needed to restart it. Must be the nerves... Ja ja ja!!




Claudia 
12/30/05 at 06:39 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

sue, don't forget to send a complaint as soon as you can tomorrow.  The last one I sent...the auction was removed in record time. 

 

*seething with you*

 


sue 
12/30/05 at 06:36 PM

Comments:

Bloody cheek That's my paper!!!!

Can't do anyhting now as I have to go to bed!!*seethes*


Sniv 
12/30/05 at 06:35 PM

Comments:

Quote:
Yeah, he's back on the 1st place !
Thank Merlin, my fingers are starting to hurt! Lol!


Camerata 
12/30/05 at 06:34 PM

Comments:
Yeah, he's back on the 1st place !

Arluvr 
12/30/05 at 06:30 PM

Comments:

HEY GIRLYZ AND GUYS LOL PLEASE PLEASE VOTE FOR ALAN

 

 

http://www.hellomagazine.com/vote/grand_finale2005/hombreatractivo.html?presentar=resultado&reciente=false&error=-6&reciente=false&error=-9

 

 

 

PLEASE VOTE;;!!!! <333


Claudia 
12/30/05 at 06:20 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

My eagle eye eBay pal has spotted another German auction. This is for a wallpaper that we believe might have been created by someone here or on an LJ. Does anyone know who this belongs to?

 

Tangled up in blue

 


Sniv 
12/30/05 at 06:16 PM

Comments:

Quote:

Wowzers!  AR's ahead!  But only by a few votes. We need to stay on it and create a strong lead for him.  Geez, those Orlando fans are relentless! 

 

 

Lol! Perhaps I'm in some weird mood today (and for that you'll have to excuse me), but in some way I find this hilarious! We are fighting against the BaBlooms!  With dirty tricks and all!

 

Quote:

Sniv!!!! Where ya been, girl???  Its been way to long!

 

 

Claudia!!! I've been on here from time to time but having a full-time job can be rather...exhausting...

 

But my new year resolution is; spend more time on here! *wink* I love the chat! I spoke to emtee and Laurie the other day - they were so nice and fun to talk to...


sue 
12/30/05 at 05:56 PM

Comments:

Trouble is looks like they are doing the same thing


Michelle 
12/30/05 at 05:56 PM

Comments:

Yeah, Sue it's working most of the time for me as well.  Apart from the obvious fact that it's tallying another vote for Mr. Rickman - I'm also getting to hear The Voice every time the page refreshes.

 

Oh, and I'm glad you liked my Jack Nicholson post earlier in Vintage Meat.


sue 
12/30/05 at 05:50 PM

Comments:

Michelle, you might be onto something there. it's working for me most of the time. It could be coincidnece. I am coming back to this ppage refreshing this then going back and voting.

It's rather similar to my tactics when I entered a U2 contest about 600 times!!LOL


Lucy 
12/30/05 at 05:49 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

As of this time, we're only two votes behind Mr. Bloom.

 


Claudia 
12/30/05 at 05:47 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi NativeMoon and welcome to our group!  I hope you will stay with us.  We're a great group.

 

Wowzers!  AR's ahead!  But only by a few votes. We need to stay on it and create a strong lead for him.  Geez, those Orlando fans are relentless! 

 

Sniv!!!! Where ya been, girl???  Its been way to long!


sue 
12/30/05 at 05:44 PM

Comments:

I don't know.......I go balance my bank statement (it did woohoo!) and watch a whodunnit and come back to find we are two behind!!


Michelle 
12/30/05 at 05:37 PM

Comments:

I've been messing around with the "Turn to Page 394" timer, and I'm not 100% if this is accurate but give it a try ...

 

Open up the website with the timer.  Vote.  Enter another website address and click "Go".  Then when you're at that website, click "back", so you arrive back at the Hello page.   You'll get the "Only vote once every 15 minutes" pop-up, but just click "Vote" again anyway.

 

I've been doing this for about 5 minutes now and everytime I hit vote, the counter has been going up by two votes.  That's like ... two votes every 3 seconds.

 

Maybe it's just me, let me know if it works for anyone else.


Leanne 
12/30/05 at 05:32 PM

Comments:

Last vote of the night, it jumped from 7809 to 7830!!

Will Young won Pop Idol some years ago and is one of the only ones from it that have stayed around *grrr*

Night folks and Happy New Year when it comes.

 

Leanne

-x-


Martina 
12/30/05 at 05:23 PM

What is your location? Munich

Comments:
NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER SURRENDER!!
Besides there are more days to come !
If you don´t know how to make someone No 1 - you can learn the lesson from Bob Roberts.
Sniv 
12/30/05 at 05:12 PM

Comments:

Arghhh! According to my screen Bloom is no. 1 now! *gasp*


Gissing's Girl 
12/30/05 at 05:08 PM

What is your location? uk

Comments:

He's level pegging.Keep those votes coming!


Dee 
12/30/05 at 05:05 PM

Comments:

oh dear...I was so excited about 2 votes ahead, but after reading through the posts I see that he's actually "lost" ground! Sorry *squelching excitment* egads...this is gonna be a nailbiter!


Dee 
12/30/05 at 05:04 PM

Comments:

We're 2 votes ahead!!


Susan CA 
12/30/05 at 05:01 PM

Comments:
NativeMoon--If HP for Grownups were willing to post the url for the poll, some of its thousands of members might vote for AR/Snape.  Could you ask your friend about posting it?

Sniv 
12/30/05 at 04:56 PM

Comments:

I have to admit I wouldn't mind if Sean Bean got more votes...MmmMmm

 

But AR is still no. 1 in the poll! Woot!


Sniv 
12/30/05 at 04:52 PM

Comments:
Thanks Sue! ...I was wondering if he was the guy singing 'Your Love Is King' in Bridget Jones II ...
sue 
12/30/05 at 04:48 PM

Comments:

Sniv, see my post of 9.14 am today for Will Young details.

Barabra, yes Aladdin was superb. Widow Twankey even had a LOTR moment when a ring was mentioned and her/his voice went all Gandalf-y!!


Sniv 
12/30/05 at 04:39 PM

Comments:

Don't worry, Nahima! Well it's probably just me then...getting demented and stuff like that...

 

Btw can anyone tell me who Will Young is? Is he a singer?...


NativeMoon 
12/30/05 at 04:38 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Quote:
Is anyone a member of Harry Potter for Grownups?   

 

A good friend of mine is one of the owners/webmasters...

 

What is it that you are aiming to do?


Camerata 
12/30/05 at 04:37 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Yeah Alan is far on the 1st place !!!!!

Nahima 
12/30/05 at 04:36 PM

Comments:
Excuse me Sniv, I missed your question.

No, I don't have a LJ. 


Alanfan 
12/30/05 at 04:35 PM

Comments:

This is like Christmas again Alan 7304 OB 7237. Way to go Alan


Nahima 
12/30/05 at 04:30 PM

Comments:
Ooh, I see...

AHEAD!!!

(Watch out for my english, sorry)




GolfWizard 
12/30/05 at 04:30 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://fineprintconsulting.com

Comments:
LOL .... woo hoo! 

Of course you realize that you are all certifiable don't you?




Sniv 
12/30/05 at 04:27 PM

Comments:

Nahima - do you have a LJ? ...


Nahima 
12/30/05 at 04:26 PM

Comments:
46 votes above!!! (above or over?)

Whatever!!!

Alan is first at last!!!




sue 
12/30/05 at 04:25 PM

Comments:

36 ahead looks like Dee's hit those pcs!!


Sniv 
12/30/05 at 04:23 PM

Comments:

Hiya sue!!!  How are you?

 

Ohooo this is like winning the lottery...in some weird, cyber-twisted way!


Christina 
12/30/05 at 04:20 PM

Comments:
Can`t type properly!!! we are AHEAD!!! fgfvjhfdavbkrhfbrjwhbkrukbhrj go go go!!!
sue 
12/30/05 at 04:19 PM

Comments:

 Hi Sniv!! Long time no see!!!

He's in the lead!!!! By 7 votes!!!

 


Sniv 
12/30/05 at 04:19 PM

Comments:

My page says;

 

AR - 7158

 

Bloom - 7153

 

 

!!!!

 

 


Alanfan 
12/30/05 at 04:18 PM

Comments:

Sorry that should be 10, pressed the wrong number.

 


Alanfan 
12/30/05 at 04:16 PM

Comments:

19 votes behind, come on girls get those fingers busy.


Sniv 
12/30/05 at 04:14 PM

Comments:

Hello,

 

Sooo close now in the Hello poll! From what I can see AR are about 11 votes behind! ...

 

 

I wish you all a happy new year!

 

-Sniv


sue 
12/30/05 at 04:10 PM

Comments:

Quote:
(whisper...I think Gerard Butler looks rather nice).

Yes he does, but come on we can't have that kinda talk in here woman!!

Good idea to get the librarians clicking too!!

I nonchalantly wandered into my son's room and voted but when I suggested he kept the window open and clicked he said there was no way he was getting involved with anything to do with Hello. I di try my 18 yr old sons pc too but I couldn't even find the IE icon to log on in there!!

 

Ooh 6 behind now!!


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 04:05 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

Oooooo, only 20 votes apart! 

 

Note: earlier when I reloaded the page the votes were set at '6666' for AR.  eerie!

 

Dee, I was thinking, you work in a libary, right?  What's to stop  you from non-chalantly spending your days wandering from computer to computer, kind of on a continuous voting spree?  It would be for the cause, you know.

 


Barbara 
12/30/05 at 03:50 PM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Thanks Sue for comments on Christmas Carol. Did you enjoy Aladdin? I will Carry On Voting while you are all asleep but (whisper...I think Gerard Butler looks rather nice).


Camerata 
12/30/05 at 03:42 PM

Comments:
Yeah !!! Still 65 votes and Alan is the 1st !!!!

Camerata 
12/30/05 at 03:25 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Argh, again behind Bloomie I have put the info on www.severussnape.org since this morning

sue 
12/30/05 at 03:13 PM

Comments:

Just my opinion but I'd be wary of publicizing it too much in a non AR community. There's quite a wide selection of guys there that have a lot of fans. Looks to me that no-one in the JD comms have picked it up yet and didn't Hugh Jackman have an enormous monthly vote too. I say keep it quiet if you can!!LOL


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 02:57 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

I am studying this voting system and it is really unclear to me how they are doing this without the use of cookies.


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 02:55 PM

Comments:

No problem, Tuplow, I have no info about TLC so your advice is good.  I'm not planning on contacting anywhere since I am not a community member of any of them.


tuplow 
12/30/05 at 02:43 PM

What is your location? Budapest, Hungary

Comments:
Catsplay,

in my experience, The Leaky Cauldron is the worst place to push it... No offence, but those people are not very open-minded about Snape and AR.


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 02:40 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

Well there's also HPANA, Leaky Cauldron, and Veritaserum.com.  Does anyone have contacts or relations with any of these sites?


LISA 
12/30/05 at 02:34 PM

What is your location? ENGLAND

Comments:

Sorry me again,just read the last post and yes,as much as I love Mugglenet,they sure have some strange policies on threads,they once threatend to shut the Alan as Snape one down!!!No rudeness or anything like that,but they got all stroppy...But Ihave posted on the thread about the vote....So There...


LISA 
12/30/05 at 02:31 PM

What is your location? ENGLAND

Comments:

Come on gals,the man  is doing so well,but we still need to keep it going,that BloomBloke must have some good fans out there,I feel like we are in battle here,all tense and nervous.....

Go On Alan....


tuplow 
12/30/05 at 02:26 PM

What is your location? Budapest, Hungary

Comments:
Maybe mailing to the affiliates on Greasy Git (great site!)

http://fireatwill.org/snape/home.html

I cannot do it at the moment, but relayed the info to all Hungarian AR communities.

Maybe noone should send anything to TLC though, knowing their somewhat snubbish policies...


Reedpipe 
12/30/05 at 02:22 PM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
I e-mailed Mugglenet this morning about the Hello! poll.  Hasn't been posted there yet.

Susan CA 
12/30/05 at 02:18 PM

Comments:
I think we could use some voting help from the general HP fans.  Is anyone a member of Harry Potter for Grownups?  They have 20,000 members, and some of them might be willing to help Snape if they had the Hello url.  Would it be possible for someone to get the voting url on Mugglenet or any of the other HP boards?  Is anyone in touch with the Potter fans on the IMDB?


tuplow 
12/30/05 at 02:01 PM

What is your location? Budapest, Hungary

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://tuplow.uw.hu

Comments:
Hi to All again

just back to report that we girls in Hungary are pushing that button relentlessly...

However, I'm having trouble downloading the reminder tool. Is there any other source?

Please help, I'm already on Xanax SR 2mg (don't worry, perscription :-))), hardly can take the excitement!!!



Laura 
12/30/05 at 02:00 PM

Comments:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a260/LLKK5/chiara1.jpg

always from webshots.com, sorry if it's not new, it was new to me


Marlina 
12/30/05 at 01:45 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

This Orlando fans are certainly unpredictable...

When i thought finally we can be in the same score! their number are raise again!

BUt! NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER SURRENDER!!

GO! We can make it!


Camerata 
12/30/05 at 01:43 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Argh, Alan has 200 votes less than OB

I have made 2 AR wallpapers but they're not good, I'm not gifted at all to do that. I don't manage to make any transparency at the corners of a selection




CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 01:13 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

Now that it's fixed, my little Snapey reminder thing is working great, ladies!


Rose 
12/30/05 at 01:08 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Hello everyone!

This Site ist so adorable! I love Alan Rickman....the man has style...*hug*

 

Gon on and a happy new Year!

rose


Marlina 
12/30/05 at 12:48 PM

Comments:

Indeed!


sue 
12/30/05 at 12:29 PM

What is your location? Myabe the OB fan's mums made them got to bed!!

Comments:

Ooh so we are Marlina!! Don't think I'll be able to keep up with all this excitement for two weeks!!!


Marlina 
12/30/05 at 12:24 PM

Comments:

We're getting Closer!!!

 


Nahima 
12/30/05 at 11:52 AM

Comments:
Thanks CatsPlay for your kindness, the banner and the Snape reminder are perfect!

Thanks to you too Sue, for the tip about Will Young. It was weird to see that guy with so many votes, more than Alan, and not even know why he was there.


Have a nice day!



Laura 
12/30/05 at 11:34 AM

Comments:
Dee, it said harry potter 3-premiere but I am not sure about it
Elaine 
12/30/05 at 11:28 AM

Comments:

Quote:
I recall Alan Rickman saying in an interview (Hard Talk?) that he would never do a one man show as he thought acting should be about "re-acting" off somebody else.

 

That's really interesting, sue, given he directed a one woman show! Would be interesting to hear his take on that. (Great question for after-show talks!) Afraid I can't watch Patrick Stewart now without thinking of Jean-Luc!


RickiNicki 
12/30/05 at 11:24 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Dee, I think it's taken at one of the Harry Potter premiers, I can see David Heyman and Rupert Grint. As he wasn't at the last premier it's not a recent picture.

Dee 
12/30/05 at 11:15 AM

Comments:
Laura - Can you tell us anything about that photo? Is it recent? Where was it taken? Thanks.
sue 
12/30/05 at 11:09 AM

Comments:

Looks like Orli's mob have back up! he's getting away from us again!!


Thea 
12/30/05 at 10:34 AM

What is your location? NYC area

Comments:

 

Hello everyone, back home and voting like mad

 

Just checked an NY theater website that lists on and off-Broadway openings through July.  No MNiRC. 

 

The closest thing (if you accept six or seven degrees of separation): The Threepenny Opera: A new adaptation of the Brecht/Weill musical, penned by Wallace Shawn and presented by Roundabout Theatre Company. Alan Cumming and Jim Dale head the cast. Studio 54; starts March 24.

 

A Happy New Year's to all!


Marlina 
12/30/05 at 10:27 AM

Comments:

C'MON LADIES!


Lucy 
12/30/05 at 10:02 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Mr. Bloom ahead by 115 votes as of this time.


Sabine 
12/30/05 at 10:01 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Bluebeatbabe - double post deleted. 


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 09:49 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

CORRECTED VOTING REMINDER TOOL

 

OK, folks, the problem with the refresh timing has been corrected.  Please redownload the reminder tool here, or at my LJ noted above.  The tool also now shows the voting reminder countdown time in the status bar.  Any more problems please let me know, and so sorry!

 

http://s44.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3RNQWG2U2TCYP3E74EGQ4GSY0W

 

 


sue 
12/30/05 at 09:42 AM

Comments:

We are def gaining on Master Bloom. he was 151 ahead an hour ago now he is only 84


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 09:31 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

Oh, and yes anyone is welcome to grab and use the Metatron Vote banner.   It can be obtained above, or at the URL in my sig.  There is also an LJ icon that you are welcome to snag as well.


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 09:29 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

Hi All,

 

If you're getting a server not found, something outside what I've created is wrong, I think.  Make sure the files are all resident in the same directory and that you are opening the one noted in the instructions.

 

As far as the refresh timing, yes, I've noticed sometimes it is off.  I'm not sure why that is, but I will try and figure it out.    Maybe Christina can still find the info on the tool she used before.  But, I wanted to be very careful about making something that operated in a legal fashion.

 

Sorry there seem to be a few bugs with it!  But for me, it 'generally' seems to work. 


Sarah 
12/30/05 at 09:23 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Christina - Glad its not just me having problems with CatsPlays voting thingy. I dont mean that as it sounds LOL BUt at least I knwo I'm not doing anything wrong! LOL


Bluebeatbabe 
12/30/05 at 09:21 AM

Comments:

Claudia .. please delete double entry ... COMPUTER HAS A WILL OF IT'S OWN !


Bluebeatbabe 
12/30/05 at 09:19 AM

What is your location? Sheffield-UK

Comments:

Hi Everyone

 A belated Happy Christmas  and a Happy New Year to all the wonderful thoughtful people on this GB!

Was shocked to see the Hello vote in full swing.. did n't think it would start until 1ST of Jan... anyway am now in full voting mode and voting every 15 minutes... YOU know Alan can win this. Keep your fingers on that VOTE button Ladies and gentleman too !!

 

Thanks everyone for all the new postings ... you know who you are.

 

Kathy.. did you get my mailing before christmas ?

 

Let's whip Orlanda Bloom's ****  .. er that's vote ladies!

 

 

 


Sorry, this is a private entry which is only viewable by the guestbook owner.

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RickiNicki 
12/30/05 at 09:16 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
sue, thank you for the information! It's a shame I won't be able to see it. I will be in London on the 4th again. I saw Patrick Stewart in "A life in the theatre", he was brilliant!

sue 
12/30/05 at 09:14 AM

Comments:

Will Young won one of those PopIdol type things, I think it was the first one. He seems to be hanging on in the pop world by going for the more family entertainer type route. Not my cup of tea really though I have heard a couple of songs on the radio and liked them then found out it was him!!

 He can be seen in the Judi Dench movie Mrs.Henderson Presents where he plays a very camp song and dance man (typecast) and is surprisingly good in it.

 

RickiNicki, the Patrick Stewart thing is on for only about 30 performances and finishes on the 31st (tomorrow) Check it out HERE


Nahima 
12/30/05 at 08:57 AM

What is your location? Home

Comments:
Hello everybody!!

I come from lurkdom
to join forces with you all in our "Make Alan FIRST!!" campaign.

Catsplay your banner is GREATTTT!!!
May I use it on my signature in the Leaky Lounge? I'll need to reduce it a little, to make it a button. Is that okey with you?
Yesterday I made the announcement about this contest on one of those forums but got it closed because of the rules. However, the moderator felt my sorrow and suggested me
that I may "fix my signature for a while"... And so I did!!!! I put the link there and the "Vote for Alan" mantra. Metatron's image was the touch I needed to make my signature perfect!!

Oh!! I got another idea!! May I use the i
mage with the message translated into spanish? In this way I can put it into my signature in a latin forum I visit. We are a big bunch of Alan fans there, yesterday we have a lot of fun with the voting. Nobody knows who Will Young is.
By the way, who is that Will Young??? I have never seen his face before.

I think that if one or two of the Harry P
otter major sites announces the Hello contest it would be wonderful, I sent two e-mails yesterday asking for that. Hope it works.

Have more anecdotes of my yesterday AR-efforts but it would be too much for a first posting.


Cheers!!
RickiNicki 
12/30/05 at 08:39 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Sue, I'm glad you liked it, my friends went to see the play too. They also thought it was brilliant! I should go and see it too. Need to check how long it's on for. I just know it's not on for a very long time.

I also would like to see Ian McKellen in Aladin, I missed it the last time.


Christina 
12/30/05 at 08:37 AM

Comments:
Ok, it must be the excitement! I am not THAT stupid I meant we retrieved 300 votes!
RickiNicki 
12/30/05 at 08:35 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Yay! Second place! I'm sure we can catch up easily! Keep going!
hmm... good idea, Claudia. Maybe I should vote at my mum's and my dad's desktop as well. It doesn't matter if my parents at their computers. LOL. This is more important! *grins*


Christina 
12/30/05 at 08:34 AM

Comments:

Oh brother! *panting* we`re getting there! we`ve recovered about 300 votes! Well done everyone!!!

BTW, silly question up ahead but...how many "Claudia"s ARE there???  

Oh and I`m having my share of problems with CatsPlay`s little device (sorry Cats, it`s really great, but it doesn`t refresh preperly for me. I guess it depends on many factors, so I`ll keep voting the traditional way But it`s really fabulous and you have my undying admiration for creating this little gem!)


Claudia 
12/30/05 at 08:25 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on A Christmas Carol, Sue.  Sounds like a rave play. 

 

Sarah, maybe CatsPlay can help you when she pops over here or maybe you can reach her at Rickman 24/7.   

 

 


Marlina 
12/30/05 at 08:24 AM

Comments:

My deskop is dead! How i wish it still alive!

I'm using bro's laptop right now!

 

VOTE FOR ALAN! WE CAN CATCH UP WITH BLOOM ANY HOUR FROM NOW

 


Sarah 
12/30/05 at 08:20 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Well I re started it to see if I did anything wrong but it still said Page Cannot Be Displayed!! Looks like I gotta do it the poor way! and not hear Snape..,......


sue 
12/30/05 at 08:20 AM

Comments:

 


Claudia 3536 
12/30/05 at 08:18 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

We are closing in!!!!  YAY!

 

Sarah, the reminder is working good for me.  In fact, I have the sound way up so I can hear it if I'm in another room. 

 

Also everyone, as Christina mentioned yesterday, deleting cookies will not work on this vote.  But...did you know that you can vote from every computer in your home every 15 minutes?  For instance, if you have a desktop and a laptop...that's two votes per 15 minutes.

 

 


sue 
12/30/05 at 08:17 AM

Comments:

Lisa said:

Quote:
I mean up against Orlando Bloom!!!!Please!!!The guy has'nt even got hairs on his chest yet!!! 

 

Umm.... don't think our man has either..................

Nice to come back from London late last night and see you are all busy clicking already. O/T I went to see Patrick Stewart's one man performance of A Christmas Carol. With just a black set and a few chairs and a table and simple mood lighting he had the audience spellbound. First play I have ever been to that had a standing ovation.

I recall Alan Rickman saying in an interview (Hard Talk?) that he would never do a one man show as he thought acting should be about "re-acting" off somebody else. I can see his point as there has to be slight element of showing-off I suppose ("Hey, Look at me I'm doing all this myself!") but I think Patrick Stewart has deserved all his awards and plaudits for this show.


Sarah 
12/30/05 at 07:24 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

CatsPlay - HELP LOL I'm "trying" to use your voting reminder thingy. I did as I was instructed and the page came up and I voted and left it. A while later I noticed that the page was "Cannot find server" and wouldnt refresh either. Have I done something wrong or is it my daft computer??


LISA 
12/30/05 at 07:15 AM

What is your location? ENGLAND

Comments:
Hey Alan is 2nd!!!!Brilliant,but he must be 1st,there is no other way,1st or nothing,and I mean up against Orlando Bloom!!!!Please!!!The guy has'nt even got hairs on his chest yet!!!So come on girls,and if the case boys,get that finger on the button and make him 1...It would be wonderful to prove that a man of 59 can still kick ass over a young whiper snaper..I wonder how Mr Rickman would feel if he knew just how dedicated his fans are all over the world?????
Christina 
12/30/05 at 06:31 AM

Comments:

Oh can`t we step on it and overcome those aprox.500 votes?!

 

Laura that`s a nice one! 

I am very sorry, my browser got all screwed up so I can`t thank each and every one of you here for the latest pics, etc. But they are simply fabulous!

 CatsPlay, I`ve sent you an email, so sorry I couldn`t answer sooner to your macro question but it seems to me you found a much easier and enjoyable solution! way to go!


Laura 
12/30/05 at 05:22 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

 

source=webshots.com


Claudia 2666 
12/30/05 at 03:56 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh nooo Camerata, losing your bookmarks can be awful!  I hope you will be able to recover all of them.  When that happens to me, I aways wonder just who am I forgetting.  LOL

 

Leanne, I hope the snow has stopped for you.  I know just how happy you are about it.  *grin*

 

Oops, Snape is calling again! 

 


Claudia 
12/30/05 at 03:48 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhhh you ladies have been working like devils!!!  He's in 2nd place now and I have no doubt we'll get him to first place before long!  Orlando who? 

 

What a grrrrreat idea, CatsPlay!  Your voting reminder is just to cute for words....and I'm not all that in love with Snapey!  LOL  Thanks for the hard work.  I just hope Orlando Bloom's crowd doesn't download the reminder...seems like they have a whole set of tools they're working with already!

 

Lucille, welcome home!  We did get the word on Snow Cake making the Berlin film festival but its such great news...it needs repeating from time to time!  Did you scroll back to see the clip of SC that CatsPlay found earlier this week? 

 

Thanks for the identification of that pic, Emily.  Can my memory be getting that bad???  I knew I had seen it before but just couldn't place the time! 

 

Dee and CatsPlay, I love the wallpapers!  How gorgeous!

 


Camerata 
12/30/05 at 03:30 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
CatsPlay : I love your picture, it's great ! Alan is 2 nd !!!!!!     

Bloody Firefox, yesterday, because of it I've lost all my favorite AR links (and the others too) !






Alanfan 2568 
12/30/05 at 03:00 AM

Comments:

My word you girls have been busy. When I went to bed last night he was way down the list now he's second. Keep up the good work, he will win.


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 02:00 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

Yes, definitely well-organized (*cough* obsessive *cough*)!

 

 


Martina 
12/30/05 at 01:38 AM

What is your location? Munich -11° C

Comments:
VOTING ALERT!
Catsplay you´re the greatest - after Alan.
My coffee is not ready and I sit here for the first vote.
Hi girls - thank you - you did a great job tonight.
Besides I think Alan will win . No one has so faithful and well organized fans like him.
Elaine 
12/30/05 at 01:04 AM

Comments:

Voting time is here again! Goody! I think Orlando will be the one to beat. Will Young is a "housewives favourite" so should not go the distance. Can't stand him myself.

 

Lots of lovely wallpapers - thank you all! I love the colours on your Argie one, Sue and the way you've used those "pics within pics" is genious, Cats Play.

 

Didn't hear the voice over for the Charles & Camilla thing and would not watch RUBBISH like that on principle! They should leave them alone. There seems to be a rash of awful mediocre dramas trying to cash in on the "Royal" thing lately. One on Prince William, one on the awful Diana, and even one on Princess Margaret last week. I think the are all written by "Sun/Daily Mirror" hack wannabes. Sorry if anyone likes these kind of things, but I don't (did you guess?)

 


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 12:15 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

Sorry, corrected image to add the URL of hellomagazine.com, please grab this one instead.

 


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 12:09 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

I've created a banner to 'spread the word' about AR voting, feel free to snag it for use on your site. 

 

I've also uploaded the zip file for the 'voice activated voting reminder tool' to my Live Journal via Yousendit (if the link runs out, someone alert me), as well as a voting themed icon which can also be obtained there, that you may wish to use during the next 2 weeks.    LJ link noted above.

 

Click for larger version of  banner.

 


Alfan 
12/30/05 at 12:07 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

ok, good work guys. He  over took that Will Young guy and is now in second place, about 500 behind Orlando Bloom. Now, here is your homework assignment for the weekend --MAKE HIM #1 --- by the time i come back from my trip on Sunday night. ( will not have a computer so everytime one of you vote, then vote one for me too). See you guys on Sunday.


Dee 
12/29/05 at 11:36 PM

Comments:

'cause you're so smooooth...

 



CatsPlay 
12/29/05 at 10:45 PM

Comments:

Sorry, forgot the email, link above!


CatsPlay 
12/29/05 at 10:44 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

 

VOTING ALERT!

 

OK, ladies, I have created a simple little tool that is just a web page that you save to your computer and leave open as a window.  This page will reload every 16 minutes (just to be safe), reloading the voting page, and will play a sound file of Snape saying "TURN TO PAGE 394", so that it will remind you to cast your vote again.

 

To keep our little reminder technique among AR fans, please use the EMAIL LINK to email me and I will email you the files and instructions.

 

This tool would be completely within the rules, and just employs this technique to have AR himself remind you to vote again!

 


CatsPlay 
12/29/05 at 08:13 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

New wallpaper, all sizes available at my LJ, click below and enjoy!

 


Leanne 
12/29/05 at 07:23 PM

What is your location? Snowy Glasgow

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s13.invisionfree.com/AlanRickman/

Comments:

Well its snowing here in glasgow (woohoo) (can you feel the excitement coming from my post?)

I have been voting on the Hello mags site and it seems our biggest competition is Orlando then Will Young (he won pop idol a few years ago)

Personally I find Alan much more appealing than Orlando and Will put together, so I will keep on voting for Alan if it takes all year!!

 

Good Night

Leanne

-x-


Camerata 
12/29/05 at 07:17 PM

Comments:
I don't know what a Dogma 2 could be about but it could be great if Alan came back as Metatron

RickiNicki 
12/29/05 at 06:26 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Hey all,

today I read something about Kevin Smith in a German magazine. It said that he considered to direct Dogma part 2. I was wondering if AR would be in there again. It would be nice to see him in a Kevin Smith movie again!


Camerata 
12/29/05 at 06:14 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Argh, Alan is 3rd for the moment I really don't know Will Young, he looks like Matt Damon lol. Who he is ?

Dee : Great picture ! Can I put it on my forum please ?

Gissing's Girl 
12/29/05 at 05:13 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

How can Will Young have so many votes? He's unknown to most people outside England. Get voting Ladies. Mr Rickman is only third.


CatsPlay 
12/29/05 at 04:48 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

Christina

 

What is the name of your voting macro software?  Thanks


Emily 
12/29/05 at 02:12 PM

Comments:

Claudia, the AR and RH pic was from the "Layer Cake" premiere, Sept 2004.


Alanfan 
12/29/05 at 02:11 PM

Comments:

I'll second that Martina. It's going to be an uphill struggle.


Martina 
12/29/05 at 02:09 PM

Comments:
VOTING ENDS ON JANUARY 13 AT 13:00 BST according to Hello Magazine
Martina 
12/29/05 at 02:07 PM

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Sorry Alanfan - small misunderstanding- I hope we can vote long enough to make Alan No 1. !
Martina 
12/29/05 at 02:05 PM

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You can vote every 15 minutes.
Alanfan 
12/29/05 at 02:02 PM

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The Hello Voting doesn't say how long we have for voting. Does any one know?


Claudia 
12/29/05 at 02:00 PM

What is your location? GA

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Thank you for the pic, Lex!  Is there any indication as to when it was taken? 

 

Sooooo the voting is on!!  I just checked this morning to see if there had been any change and there wasn't.  Thanks so much for telling us, lauren!!! 

 

Everyone...get those fingers limber and fire up those macros...we got some mighty tall competition! 

 

 


Christina 
12/29/05 at 01:48 PM

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I am very sorry but Laura, my mail account won`t open. Can you stop by the chat room for a sec? I found no other way to tell you this. Sorry everyone, don`t mind me, keep those fingers voting! we have a lot to catch up!
Laura 
12/29/05 at 01:43 PM

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welcome back Martina and thank you Lauren for the news and link.

Nice pic, Lex


Martina 
12/29/05 at 01:32 PM

What is your location? cold, snowy Munich

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Hello ! I am glad to be back from my parents who still live in a small town in the middle of nowhere . There were no cats, no computer and no Alan Rickman Download Haven. Next year I call off X-mas.
I saw we got a lot of work to do. We all know who is the most attractive man of the year - LET`S VOTE !!!
Christina 
12/29/05 at 01:31 PM

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Dee you can vote once every 15 minutes, and no, deleting cookies won`t do the trick . You can set up a macro though. Mine was a shareware and it has epired but I`m sure someone here knows one you can download at no charge just to use it this month.
Dee 
12/29/05 at 01:25 PM

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How often can we vote? I didn't see anything on the site that said.


Christina 
12/29/05 at 01:11 PM

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Thank you Lauren!! And Lex, thanks for the pic it was new! so exciting!

Well at least this poll is the chance to reunite this group, at least for this ocasion! So Happy Voting evryone! Let`s pull this through!


lauren  
12/29/05 at 12:42 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

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just in case you weren't aware

THE END OF YEAR VOTING IS UP ON HELLO! WEBSITE!!!

GO Vote for ALAN!!!!!!!!!! 


Lex 
12/29/05 at 12:28 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Hello Ladies,

I wonder if dear Alan will attend to the Reunion of Classes 1956-57 & 1966-67
at Latymer School, Hammersmith..... ?????
It's supposed to take place at the 17th of June next year



 - A couple months ago someone here asked where to go and what to do in London and I suggested to pay the school a visit.
Will s.o. this time give it a go ( in case AR really attents)? I won't be able to go there. Hubby and I planned to visit family in Cuba from June to July.



  this picture was taken by Olli Polter when Alan and Rima left the Electric Cinema Bar in London.

Dee, when you come to London you really should visit the cinema. Serves excellent snacks and drinks and is frequently visited by Film Industry people in and around London!

Laura 
12/29/05 at 09:14 AM

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is there AR too? I can't open the video http://promo.warnerbros.com/premieres/hpotter/play.html?media=windows&speed=100
Laura 
12/29/05 at 09:03 AM

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http://www.lostiempos.com/noticias/29-03-05/29_03_05_trag9.php

old article


Lucille 
12/29/05 at 08:57 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://coolnina97.blogspot.com/

Comments:

Hi Everyone,

 

Hope you all had a good Christmas?

 

I'm back from sunny South Africa, and isn't this freezing London weather just wonderful??? OK, don't answer that.

I imagine this is old news to a lot of you, but having spoken to my sis, it looks like Snow Cake has been picked to premiere at Berlinale, the Berlin film festival in Feb 06.  The release date for the rest of us is Spring 2006. 

Have a great New Year.

Cheers

Lucille

 

For more on Snow Cake at Berlinale see here.


Laura 
12/29/05 at 08:25 AM

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http://rickman.uw.hu/

I don't know if this link to a site has been posted. There are a few clips, mp3


Claudia 
12/29/05 at 07:50 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks Alfan!  That really is a wonderful and generous offer!  And its very sweet of you to offer it here instead of going the eBay route. 

 

Alanfan, I hope you and grandson have a blast watching R&J!  I know you will be very proud of your Tybalt!

 

Wow, I didn't realize we had some many friends affected by autism.  For me, that only makes the release of Snow Cake even more important!  DarkMark, I'm sure your Mother is proud of you and your siblings and thinks that you all are the heros. 

 

LISA, you are absolutely right. There are some groups of HP fans that really don't have an idea of any of his other work.  And that is a real shame.  I hope the projects he worked on this year will change that to. 

 

 

 

 


Alfan 
12/29/05 at 06:59 AM

What is your location? Canada

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I just happen to come accross another McLeans magazine with the Wawa-Snowcake article in it so if anyone is wanting it, just let Claudia know  or she will give you my e-mail and i will send it to you "free". It truly is a great article, i love the lines

 

"Weaver disappears ino her autistic character, Moss sits by the fire and Rickman discovers the butter tart"

 

Im off to work but will check by later and then tomorrow im off to Winnipeg for a wedding so i wont be around till Monday.


sue 
12/29/05 at 06:15 AM

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Lisa:

Quote:
I would love to see him do a panto, maybe he could join Ian next year and do one,now that would be worth every penny

"Oh no he wouldn't!"

"Oh yes he would!"

etc etc

They would make perfect Ugly Sisters though, wouldn't they.

 

Dark Mark, I'm sure your Mum wouldn't consider herself a hero. Mums just have the unlimited capacity to love their children whatever *problems* or ailments that come their way.

 

Thanks for the kind words about the paper.


LISA 
12/29/05 at 06:04 AM

What is your location? England

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Hey there peeps,

Ist off,hope all had a great christmas and are going to have a good New Year...

Thanks for the info on SnowCake,it does look like a great film,and I was wondering if it could be a nice little sleeper film,you know one of those films that has a lot of hearsay and becomes a huge hit,I want Alan to have a success with this film,I know he has many film and stage success's,but I want him to be more than just Snape from HP,and before you all say it,I know we on here do not see it like that,but a lot of people out there still have no clue to his other works....So,I am keeping my fingers crossed on this film...Oh,and he does look very nice on the eyes in this one

I went to a pantomine yesterday and it was really good,Dick Witington,I was not all that fussed on going,but it was really funny,and I just could not help it,everytime the bad guy came on,I could just see Alan playing that part so well,eveyone loved the bad guy,and we all know that Alan can do that oh so wellI would love to see him do a panto,maybe he could join Ian next year and do one,now that would be worth every penny...


Dark Mark 
12/29/05 at 04:21 AM

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I have Asperger's Syndrome, my 5-year-old brother is borderline autistic, and my 4-year-old sister is somewhat more autistic. Our mother is a hero I think.


Alanfan 
12/29/05 at 04:03 AM

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Reedpipe, I have an 11 year old Grandson with Aspberger's Syndrome. He is the most intelligent child I have ever met. But anti-social in the extreme. He is coming to my house today, we are going to examine Romeo and Juliet. He is playing Tybalt in a school production, he has seen the Decaprio version, guess who we are watching today?


Camerata 
12/29/05 at 04:00 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise

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I really love the photo where he's at the sun with a red and black t-shirt he's fashion ! LOL

Alfan 
12/28/05 at 09:03 PM

What is your location? Canada

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Ohhh,, ooops. Sorry guys , maybe i should read things a little better,,duh!!!!


Vicki 
12/28/05 at 07:49 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

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Alfan - I saw that thing at HPANA about the release date and thought the same thing as you at first.  But if you read it carefully, that is merely a suggestion by HPANA to JKR for the release date.  The fact that they are all "7's" - 7/7/07 and Dumbledore stating that the number "7" has especially magical properties (hence the 7 horcruxes) they thought it would be a neat idea.  Who knows?....could happen.  She is going to spend 2006 writing book 7 and by the time it is edited and printed, July 7th might be a realistic release date.  But it's all up to JKR and at this point, it's too early to commit to any date.

 

Reedpipe - well, that makes three of us so far on this GB with autistic children.  If you'd like, e-mail me privately and we can talk some more....thanks!


Claudia 
12/28/05 at 07:46 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hi everyone!  Better late than never, right? 

 

Thanks for posting his art from Big Night Out, Elaine.   And I totally forgot that I had the Free Tibet art on the site!  I really need to turn some attention to the site, don't I? 

 

The black and white pics from the Snow Cake clip are nice, Camerata! 

 

I agree with Sue, Reedpipe.  It really is nice to see comments from people that are living the subject of a film we can hardly wait for.

 

The Argentina wallpaper is wonderful, Sue! The splashes of red against the black and white is unique! 

 

GG, maybe one of our channels will air the Charles (isn't he changing his name to George?) and Camilla show.  I know I saw one of the channels doing a story on them and I started to watch it but I don't think it was called "Whatever Love Means" That title kind of suits them, doesn't it?

 

I've uploaded some new emoties!!!! (sorry Em *grin*)

 

 

 

 

 


Marlina 
12/28/05 at 06:56 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alan_rickman_freak.com/rickmesmerized

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Sue~ Tremendeous! Thank you for the Argentina wallpaper! Oh! I see the white horse! and a red shirted man resembling Alan Rickman!

 

Laurie~


sue 
12/28/05 at 05:39 PM

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After finding those Argentina pix I just made a paper with them:

 


Alfan 
12/28/05 at 05:36 PM

What is your location? Canada

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Just went over to HPANA and they have a report that book seven will be released July 7, 2007..hmm,,,book 7---07/07/07. Didnt see that one coming. And again, totally off topic.I was able to vote again on the whatsonstage.com voting thing for MNIRC. I cleaned my drive up and got rid of all my cookies and it let me vote, so every time i clean up my cookies, i voted again.

 


sue 
12/28/05 at 05:06 PM

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Why did you have to mention the "White Horse"??

I just had to go find it!!


CatsPlay 
12/28/05 at 04:37 PM

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Sorry, I dont know why that link doesn't work.  Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't.  Please ignore.


CatsPlay 
12/28/05 at 04:32 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Hello,

I was twiddling around with Yahoo's audio and video searches, and came across this -- it's a 360 degree view of Snape's office.  Pretty cool.  You can also ZOOM in with the '+' key.  If this has already been seen, I apologize.

 

http://xfersf07.ign.com/^1615480027/movies/ffmovies.ign.com/docroot/harrypotter/video/Snapes_OfficeM_rev.mov?position=front


Gissing's Girl 
12/28/05 at 02:46 PM

What is your location? UK

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Has anyone in the UK heard the trailer for the Charles and Camilla film "Whatever Love Means". There is a voice doing voiceovers that sounds remarkably like Alan Rickman. I have listened to it two or three times and if it isn't him then it is the next best thing. The programme airs at 9.00PM on ITV


Laurie 
12/28/05 at 02:43 PM

What is your location? Vermont

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WOW, thanks so much Marlina and Sue for posting those pictures!  


Dee 
12/28/05 at 02:26 PM

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Sue - So sorry...I didn't scroll down far enough. Thank you!
Marlina 
12/28/05 at 02:09 PM

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I must be really knocked my head on table! Thank you for the beautiful wallpapers Catsplay!


Marlina 
12/28/05 at 01:54 PM

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Sue~ Thanks! I never seen 3 and 4!

 

Pam~ Eventhough Harry back to Karen by the end of the movie.. The look that Karen give when Harry Smile to her in the airport just let me hanged.. Make me feel something is not alright...

 

Laura~ Yeah! The picture with the White horse! 


Laura 
12/28/05 at 01:48 PM

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Sue

thank you, never seen these pics either

I remember you all speaking about that red shirt thou...when it came out the photo with the horse


kathy 
12/28/05 at 01:48 PM

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Elaine-thanks for the art, it was a new one on me
Would love to see more, wonder why he doesn't do more --


sl OT but if you get a chance to see The Producers movie--go
very funny--can imagine it would be one AR would enjoy

sue 
12/28/05 at 01:46 PM

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Marlina, I have that one down as being from a trip to Argentina along with these ones:

 

   


Pam 
12/28/05 at 01:43 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

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Hi! Thanks for all the links and photos today ladies. I watched Love Actually again last night and have come to the conclusion that AR does return to his wife at the end of the movie (the airport scene) and the affair is over. I know this has been discussed before, but wondered what anyone else thought.
Off to do errands-have a nice afternoon-Pam


Marlina 
12/28/05 at 01:29 PM

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Laura~ Hi! From one of the LJ.. I can't remember.. rickman_daily perhaps.. i got it 2 or 3 months ago i guess  Glad you like it! 
Laura 
12/28/05 at 01:26 PM

What is your location? Italy

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Marlina

it's a fantastic photo, thank you for sharing, where did you find it?


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Marlina (hehehe..) 
12/28/05 at 01:07 PM

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Hermione~ Hi!  Nice to see someone near my age here! Hope you enjoy your stay!


Marlina 
12/28/05 at 01:00 PM

What is your location? Indonesia (So tired, just get back from the mountain!)

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alan_rickman_freak.blogs.friendster.com/rickmesmerized/

Comments:

Oh! I Love the Snow Cake Video! Thanks Catsplay! and Claudia for minimizing it! ALAN!!! and is it Carrie Ann-Moses in the end of the clip? (Approx 04:37?) << Catsplay clip.

 

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!! (Certainly not OT!)

 

Dee~ Don't forget to tell us when your ARt site is finished! And good luck for you ARt search! (Wish i could provide you something... Are drawings from magazine include in your ARt?) (Is this OT?)

 

ALFAN!!~ Congratulations for the ring! Hope you'll got your engagement ring soon! (I know it's OT..)

 

Satai and Claudia~ Thanks for the wish.. I ask to come home from the mountain (Brastagi mountain!) today so i can download that SC video! And it's worth it! I like mountain but i love Alan even more! (Another OT..)

 

Inbredwaffle~ I happen to experienced that too! I was in the car with my whole family and then Alan read the sonnet! (My Little Bro who knows about my obsession just burst out laughing while my other family members just stare at me strangely!) (SORRY! It's the last OT!)

 

Hope i don't offend anyone.. I'm too lazy to put a message on the discussion board because i wanna put piccie!

 

 

Is this photo taken with the same session as the.. you know.. The red wall, table.. I don't know how to call it! The 8 picture of gorgeousness!

 


sue 
12/28/05 at 12:11 PM

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Dee, the actual picture he did is on the page I linked to, just scroll on down past the charity links.

Reedpipe, it's always interesting to here from people who have a real-life slant on something a film portrays. I'm always a bit wary that sometimes movies make  "a-disability-of-the-month" of a certain subject. It will be fascinating to see how the movie deals with autism.


Reedpipe 
12/28/05 at 10:05 AM

What is your location? CT

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Happy Holidays, all!  I've been unable to post recently because of Real Life with a Four-Year-Old and Six-Month-Old, but just had a moment to view the Snow Cake clip (thanks, CatsPlay and Claudia! ) and all I can say is . . . WOW.  My four-year-old is a high-functioning autistic and it was almost eerie to see such a person portrayed.  I grant that it was just a 20-second clip, but I can tell you all that my son is obsessed with eating snow (much more than other 4-year-olds), and if I had a nickel for every time a care provider or even I myself said the line "He's very verbal" I'd be richer than J.K. Rowling.  Autism manifests itself differently in different people and I am already having trouble getting my son the services he needs because he presents "differently" from other autistics.  I'm so glad that Snow Cake seems to portray a "different" kind of autistic person than we're used to seeing on film.  I hope the entire film bears out the promise of the clip; I have a feeling it will.

I hope this wasn't too OT.

And I'll add mine to the chorus of voices: Thanks, Claudia, for running such a great GB.

Dee 
12/28/05 at 09:29 AM

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Thanks Elaine! That drawing was new to me!

 

Thanks Sue - I checked out the Free Tibet site, but AR's drawing seems to have been removed (unless I'm just overlooking it?). Does anyone have it saved somewhere?

 

The reason - I'm trying to create a site for my Famous ARt, and I thought it would be a great extra to include a complete collection of AR's personal art as well.

 

 


Camerata 
12/28/05 at 07:36 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

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I've made 3 caps with Claudia's video :

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9995/sc19zi.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/4302/sc25kx.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/6992/sc36oe.jpg


sue 
12/28/05 at 07:27 AM

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And don't forget the thing he did for the Free Tibet auction.

You can see it at the bottom of Claudia's page HERE


Camerata 
12/28/05 at 07:20 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
CastPlay : Great Hans wallpaper, he's sooo cute !

Claudia : Thank you very much for the link, you're an angel


Elaine 
12/28/05 at 06:38 AM

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Cats Play, nice papers!

 

Dee, I can only think of the Antonio poster and these:

 

 

He did these for the Big Night Out book which was published some years ago for Charity.


Vicki 
12/28/05 at 03:24 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

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That's o.k., Barbara.  When Col. Brandon hits the screen, it's like the sun is shining in your living room! 


Barbara 
12/28/05 at 01:01 AM

What is your location? New Zealand

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Great papers CatsPlay, thanks. We are having a superb summer but I sat inside with curtains drawn to watch Sense and Sensibility the other afternoon on television!


Dee 
12/27/05 at 11:55 PM

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Thank you Claudia! Wonderful! Satai also guided me to the Antonio drawing. Is there more anyone can think of?
Vicki 
12/27/05 at 11:40 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

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Sarah - I wasn't real impressed with CME upon the first viewing.  But subsequent viewings have changed my mind.  Come back to it after a period of time and you may feel differently....or you may not.  I've never been able to get into Dark Harbor though.

 

CatsPlay - Your Hans wallpaper is now adorning my new laptop.  Thanks! 


Pam 
12/27/05 at 09:30 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Sarah, don't feel too bad for stating your opinion about the movie. Not everyone can like the same films (we may like looking at him but not like the film-HA HA) I also disliked the film an awfully big adventure or AABA or its referred to in most cases. (it was too dark in nature for this woman)  I like his lighter films but also like Die Hard too!
I love TMD (Truly Madly deeply) and most recently I purchased The Barchester Chronicles which was a very delightful set of DVD's. So many wonderful actors/actresses were in it including Geraldine McEwan (The witch in the castle in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves)
For Christmas this year, I received the CD from Love Actually as the music is just great. The film was excellent but to be viewed without kids around!!! Its rated R for a good reason..Bill Nighy was so funny in this film as Billy Mack and Hugh Grant made the cutest Prime Minister ever...Have you seen this one???
Sorry to ramble on. I have to go check out the links everyone has so kindly provided down below and look at all the photos you guys have provided..
Claudia, what other site do you have besides this one? Is it a Live Journal? I never go to the chat rooms as I find it easier just to type in this format.
At any rate, Happy New Year all-have a nice evening Pam


Claudia 
12/27/05 at 09:26 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
I have cut down the Dendy clip to just the Snow Cake part.  There have been a few of our friends that has had trouble seeing the video on the Dendy site or the Quicktime file that CatsPlay so kindly uploaded for us last night.    
 
Its not quite as good as I wanted it.  The sound is out of sync with the video but it isn't as obvious until the very end when Carrie-Anne Moss is talking.  Sorry it didn't come out better than this but at least its in .wmv format and the file is much smaller than the original file.
 
Now I think I am going to retire for the night. See yall tomorrow.
 

Claudia 
12/27/05 at 08:55 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee, the only photo that he took that I can think of is the one he took to raise money for the Alone in London. As for his art, there's quite a bit of that floating around.  I'll have to dig around for it. 

 


Dee 
12/27/05 at 08:19 PM

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Question: Can anyone point me to sites where I can find art or photos that AR has made? Thanks!
Claudia 
12/27/05 at 06:43 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Nice papers, CatsPlay.  I like the CME one. 

 

Thanks for all the links Severina.

 

 


sue 
12/27/05 at 06:26 PM

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Oh, nice one of Hans
Severina 
12/27/05 at 06:19 PM

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Cat'sPlay your wallpaper are great!  Please post a link to your LJ when you have it set-up.


CatsPlay 
12/27/05 at 06:15 PM

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I'm on a wallpaper kick today.  Here's another.  If posting these is bothering folks, I'm planning on starting an LJ, and will post further there.  I do like this one though

 

 

 


SeverinaSnape 
12/27/05 at 06:07 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Dont know if this has been posted before...

 

Entertainment Weekly's online site...

 

A repository of their AR info including several articles

 

All About Alan Rickman

 

http://www.ew.com/ew/allabout/0,9930,12885_11_0_,00.html

 

Overlooked 
the 100 Greatest Performances Ignored by OSCAR  (11/29/2002)


TOUGH ACTOR TO FOLLOW 
THE SHOW-STOPPING SOUNDEREL OF 'ROBIN HOOD' AND 'DIE HARD.' Alan Rickman IS THE VILLAIN AUDIENCES LOVE  (8/9/91)


THE BATTLE OF SHERWOOD FOREST 
IN THE RACE TO BRING "ROBIN HOOD" BACK TO THE SCREEN, THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES CLASHES RIVALED THOSE CAPTURED ON FILM  (6/21/91)


sue 
12/27/05 at 05:55 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Personally I love Close My Eyes. I love Poliakoff's films and I think the settings and whole feel of the film are wonderful and very much of that time. I never found the incest thing that yucky, maybe because the characters were not supposed to have grown up together or been particularly close. Could have perhaps done with less of Clive Ownen's arse but he has improved with age too


CatsPlay 
12/27/05 at 05:32 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

I loved Claudia's recent photo so much, I couldn't resist making a wallpaper...enjoy

 


Camerata 
12/27/05 at 04:15 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") Rickman Paradise

Comments:
Thanxx CatsPlay

I liked CME. Alan was sooo cute in it (except the cap ! lol). Of course, the subject might shock some people but I think that it is a good movie with good actors.


Claudia 
12/27/05 at 04:14 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sarah don't worry, everyone has a right to their own opinions of his films. 

 

Personally, I had to watch CME a couple of times before I was able to warm up to it but once I warmed up....I love it.  In fact, I love just about all Stephen Poliakoff films now. But it was very difficult at first to get over the incest thing in CME.   

 

AR said in the Gloria Hunniford interview that the part of Sinclair was written for him. 

 

 


Sarah 
12/27/05 at 03:49 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Well now I've been an AR "fan" (for want of a better word LOL) for only about 7 or 8 months now and for Xmas I got half a dozen or so films that he was in. Tonight I sat through one of the worst films I have ever seen in my life!!

I was told to watch this film and I would love it so I made sure that Father Christmas put it in my stocking on Xmas morning!!

The film???? Close My Eyes!!! I am surprised that AR actually agreed to make the film

I dont wanna offend anyone with this post and if I have then  but its just my humble opinion. I dont know, maybe I should watch it again??

Ah well, I suppose I cant like EVERYTHING he's in, although the film was made better by the fact that he WAS in it lol if ya know what I mean!

Am I in a minority here or do others share the same opinion as me about CME?


CatsPlay 
12/27/05 at 03:35 PM

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Camerata,

 

It is not 'my' clip.  It was obtained from the film distributor's site at http://www.dendyfilms.com.au/ .  The Yousendit is just a copy of their video file. 


Camerata 
12/27/05 at 03:29 PM

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CatsPlay : Can I use your SC clip to make caps for my forum ? If yes, I'll put it here too

Camerata 
12/27/05 at 03:18 PM

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Thanks Severina Actually, I had already read it but I didn't remember lol
OMG, I really look after to watch that scene !!!


Camerata 
12/27/05 at 03:11 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Thank you Vicki and Severina for your informations about SC
Ok, I'm Alexander Dane lol


Vicki 
12/27/05 at 02:56 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Thanks for the link to that article, Severina.

 

I took the AR character poll.  Seems that I am the Metatron!    Bah-ha-ha-ha!  Who knew?!?


Severina 
12/27/05 at 01:59 PM

Comments:

The article mentioning the hot tub scene in Snow Cake can be found here

 

http://www.saultstar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=106811&catname=Local+News&classif=News+%2D+Local


Severina 
12/27/05 at 01:56 PM

Comments:

A fun poll: Which Alan Rickman Character are you...

 

http://selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=arickman

 

You can even predict what your number one answer will be...


Vicki 
12/27/05 at 01:55 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

LOL!  I love that Stalking AR piece.  I read it a looooong time ago but it still makes me chuckle.  How could somebody actually believe it's real?  Takes all kinds, I guess. 

 

Welcome to Hermione (Alex).  I'm always amazed when someone so young finds a 59 year old man so attractive.  Well, you certainly have good taste!

 

Camerata - no that clip that CatsPlay found does not contain a hot tub scene.  I read in an article somewhere (I can't remember where) that there was a scene with Alan and a girl filmed in a hot tub.  It was an article that came out earlier in the year when they were still up in Wawa, Canada finishing the film.  Maybe one of our sleuths can find it again. 

 

Elaine - beautiful wallpaper!


Severina 
12/27/05 at 01:38 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

 

Thanks very much Kathy  By the way, your comment is up at my LJ with a response plus I left a comment or a few in the Spoilers GB. All comments are screened by me first - especially anonymous ones from anyone without an LJ user ID

 

Onto more AR Fandom News...

 

Would you believe that some folk thought this was for real?

 

http://www.eosdev.com/Illustrations_Quotes/Cyndi/Rickman.htm


sue 
12/27/05 at 01:33 PM

What is your location? england, Christmas is over yippee!

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Wow I log in for the first time today at 6pm and what a lot there is, a whole page full

Great find CatsPlay. Hopefully a trailer won't be too far away.

 

Lex, I don't think the Manchester Utd Ruined my Life film was ever made. I think the plug got pulled after a change in tax laws over here. Jason Isaacs was due to be in it too and he emailed one of his fanpages at the time and said it had been cancelled.

 

That Acts of Charity piece has been floating around for quite a long time too. Still, maybe they will suddenly start filming it this year and surprise us all.


kathy 
12/27/05 at 01:17 PM

Comments:
Whoa Sev, have you been a busy girl! Thanks so much.

Can't wait for all the good stuff to start coming out!



Elaine and anyone else trying to email me--just found out this AM that the server is having problems and is being fixed--hopefully soon.
Severina 
12/27/05 at 12:48 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Thanks Sabine

 

 

AR's Listing in Wikipedia

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Rickman

 

Note: If you register for an account, you are allowed to contribute to any entries including his and to also help with the Wikipedia itself. I have an account and its a rewarding experience to contribute. I highly recommend it.


Lex 
12/27/05 at 12:33 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Acts of Charity  to be released in 2007
& MU ruined my life to be released in 2006

if my informations are false, please let me know.

http://www.freewebs.com/lex_nixon/dailyshortssweets.htm




Severina 
12/27/05 at 12:30 PM

Comments:

AR Results using Google products:

 

Google Blog search

 

http://www.google.co.uk/blogsearch?hl=en&q=Alan+Rickman

 

Google Book search (in other words, books that mention him or his name)

 

http://books.google.co.uk/books?q=alan+rickman&hl=en

 

Google Directory search

 

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=alan+rickman&btnG=Search+Directory&hl=en&cat=gwd%2FTop

 

Google Groups search

 

http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?q=alan%20rickman&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wg

 

Google Scholar search (yes thesis and sholarly journals that might include him LOL)

 

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=alan+rickman&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en

 

Google Froogle search (who is selling what - including the MNiRC book, films, memorabilia, etc)

 

http://froogle.google.co.uk/froogle?q=alan+rickman&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=nf

 

 

PLUS The usual

 

Google Image search

 

http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=alan%20rickman&btnG=Search+Directory&hl=en&sa=N&tab=di

 

Google News search

 

http://news.google.co.uk/news?q=alan%20rickman&btnG=Search+Directory&hl=en&sa=N&tab=in

 

Google generic search

 

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=alan+rickman&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=fw

 

 


Sabine 
12/27/05 at 12:00 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Wow, you guys are on a roll today!  Great finds CatsPlay and Severina!

 

And thanks to everybody else who keeps coming up with AR gems!


Laura 
12/27/05 at 11:50 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

A big thank you to everyone for posting links and news, for the video, for the caps, for everything, thank you all!

what is froogle? I watched the page and I didn't know about it at all


CatsPlay 
12/27/05 at 11:33 AM

Comments:

You may recall that I mentioned that "My Name is Rachel Corrie" is available on US Amazon for April 2006 preorder.  I wanted to let you know that I was able to ordered it direct from the publisher, Nick Hern Books, at

 

http://www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/

 

Ali-Pat, FYI, the version I received is the one with the picture of Rachel as a young girl on the cover, blonde hair and orangish shirt. 


Severina 
12/27/05 at 11:29 AM

What is your location? On a fact-finding mission!

Comments:
Thanks Camerata!! If you like that you should see her CLOSE UP pic of DANIEL RADCLIFFE - scroll through that gallery, its number 4...
Camerata 
12/27/05 at 11:15 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Woooow ! Thank you Severina for that link, Alan is sooo cute on it !

Severina 
12/27/05 at 11:08 AM

Comments:

A couple of pics you might not have seen before of Melissa who runs Mugglenet are in her online gallery to her personal website http://www.melissa-anelli.com (which has a lot of interesting background details since she is on friendly terms with some of the HP stars) - read her blog and see the pictures of her with JKR as well.

 

You can see them here:

 

The night we really confused Alan Rickman

 

http://www.melissa-anelli.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=random&id=rickman1

 

Apologies if this is old news...


Laurie 
12/27/05 at 10:34 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:
Forgot to say great smiley RickiNicki! Claudia, thanks for the new screen caps from the Snowcake clip and thanks CatsPlay for making them bigger. Severina, thanks so much for that link. I'm back at work so I don't have time to really read through it now but I plan to when I get home!
Severina 
12/27/05 at 10:30 AM

What is your location? Froogling in London

Comments:

I just 'Froogled' Alan Rickman and here are the results...

 

Memorabilia, films etc for sale from a variety of sources...

 

http://froogle.google.co.uk/froogle?hl=en&q=alan+rickman&show=li


Severina 
12/27/05 at 10:24 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Dont know if this has been posted before either:

 

Alan Rickman News

News about Alan Rickman continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

 

http://www.topix.net/who/alan-rickman


Severina 
12/27/05 at 10:17 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

 

Dont know if this has been posted before:

 

A guide to AR mistakes in films...things not necessarily his fault, but that do happen when he is onscreen. They've also got some quotes from his films...

 

http://www.moviemistakes.com/name2494

 

 

 


Severina 
12/27/05 at 10:12 AM

Comments:

I meant to say

 

"But I do wonder given what it did for Hugh Grant's career if it might have inspired journalists to think of AR in another context rather than always hyping the 'villainous' roles he's played


CatsPlay 
12/27/05 at 10:11 AM

Comments:
Thanks, Elaine, I think you are exactly right ("What exactly is it?").
Severina 
12/27/05 at 10:10 AM

Comments:

Thanks for the screencaps CatsPlay and Claudia

 

Re AR in 4 Weddings: I have heard that story before about the casting and it just seems an odd thing - Hugh Grant was just perfect as Charles. But I do wonder given what it did for his career if it might have inspired journalists to think of him in another context rather than always hyping the 'villainous' roles he's played. Looking at the breadth of AR's work, I would consider the truly 'villainous' roles small in number - but standing out perhaps because of his performance. Even the so-called 'bad guys' are richly layered and have interesting subtexts...


CatsPlay 
12/27/05 at 10:02 AM

Comments:

Tried enlarging a bit, here are the results, also like it in B&W, especially the sharper smaller one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Claudia 
12/27/05 at 09:50 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I have to agree with Elaine on AR in 4WaaF.  Actually, I think Hugh Grant was perfect for that role.  I don't think I would like to see AR in a role where he has to be bumbling and on the verge of being an idiot.  LOL 

 

Oh I know....what a chore it was to have to go through ID again and again, Elaine!    But we shall do it in the good name of TOooA!  LOL 

 

Yep, that was pure gold, CatsPlay!  It is unfortunate the first part he is in is to pixelated to cap, IMO.  :-(

 

 


Camerata 
12/27/05 at 09:40 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
"4WAAF" was in 1994. I don't think that Alan was old to play the character played by Hugh Grant. He was only 48 and seemed 40. It was the Mesmer time Mmmmm lol

Elaine 
12/27/05 at 09:37 AM

Comments:
Cats Play, sounds to me like he says "What exactly is it?" (thingy tells him it is autism). I SO want to see this movie. Oh, have I said that before? *g*
Elaine 
12/27/05 at 09:32 AM

Comments:

Think I'm glad that AR did not take HG's role in 4 weddings. Maybe he would have been a bit old for it (when did 4W come out?).

BTW, the other versions of that pic were not all that different! But, I had a lovely hour or so capping ID. SUCH a chore!


Daydreamer 
12/27/05 at 09:32 AM

Comments:
Severina, Laurie, Camerata, Claudia, Christina: Thank you very much for you nice words about my video. I'm glad you liked it

CatsPlay: SO much for sharing that site with Snow Cake video and a link to download it! Can't wait to see that movie in cinema.
CatsPlay 
12/27/05 at 09:27 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Morning all,

 

I knew I had stumbled onto pure gold when I found that clip, LOL!  Question, can you tell what AR is saying in the part when he speaks?  I have only listened with headphones so far but I am having trouble understanding what he says (oh, that voice, though...!).  I am going to see if I can grab any other screencaps or pics.  Unfortunately that first portion seems pretty pixelated.

 

 


Claudia 
12/27/05 at 09:08 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Woo hoooo, I have been watching the Snow Cake clip again!  I feel so silly watching again and again...but what the hay! 

 

Here's another cap from the clip.  I know....its almost like the last one but what can you do with 3 seconds on screen?  *grin*

 

 

 

Also, Dendy (God bless 'em) is going to be putting out some really interesting films this year...has anyone else noticed that?

 


Serious Claudia 
12/27/05 at 08:06 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

On a really serious note and I ask that everyone bear with me. Although the creation of the chat room and 2nd guest book has helped this book to begin to return calm to our AR forum, they have not helped in alleviating the nastiness and bickering among members of our group.  Yes...it is VERY sad. 

 

I am asking EVERYONE (and they know who they are) here, in the chat room, and on the other board to please stop the petty name calling, harassment, and pure nastiness to each other. If you all feel you must be nasty to each other, please take it to email or make your own "Nasty Board" so that you can post insults to each other all you desire. But please do not use the facilities I am providing to be nasty to one another again. No names, no sarcasm, no nastiness. Be it chat room or the two guest books. I have lost all my patience and I will no longer tolerate the ranting any longer.

 

 


Christina 
12/27/05 at 07:55 AM

Comments:

sorry if this will seem like a fangirl request but CatsPlay, didn`t you have that program which enlarged pictures saving as much as possible of their quality? Can someone enlarge that picture just a bit? *big puppy eyes* 

Oh and I searched all the good movie sites I know and there`s not a trace of Snow Cake anywhere, at least not now. We should kep a look out for it these following days though. We might just have ourselves a late Christmas present after all.


Severina 
12/27/05 at 07:46 AM

Comments:

Claudia - you never cease to amaze me...

 

Well done with getting that shot!


Ali-Pat 
12/27/05 at 07:41 AM

What is your location? rushing out the door

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Wow!  Big thanks for that clip, CatsPlay!  And big thanks to everyone for the Role Not Taken info about 4WaaF--special thanks to INTJ for providing a cite. 

 

I spent the holiday weekend unexpectedly encountering AR cognates (or tentacles, as some call them).  Finally got around to seeing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (I'm slow, I know...) and was pleased to see Adam Godley (Victor in PL) and Missi Pyle (Laliari in GQ). 

 

Then I did my annual holiday viewing of Bernard and the Genie and was gob-smacked with the realization that one of the films the genie is watching is actually RHPOT!  While in the theatre, he shouts encouragement to Robin, then much later in the film he expresses his admiration for "great big Kevin Costner".  Geesh--how many times did it take me to watch that film before I realized this? 

 

My third tentacle moment concerns Clive Woodall's novel One for Sorrow, Two for Joy which I finally finished yesterday.  Someone recommended it to me because of the character Traska, an evil magpie who would very appropriately be voiced by AR in the upcoming Disney animated feature (no date has been set, so far as I know, nor has AR been approached to do the voice, so far as I know).  All that being said, AR could definitely do Traska in a walk.  As a matter of fact, I think Mr. Woodall has probably seen RHPOT one too many times!  Good book, however--if you liked Watership Down you will probably enjoy this also.

 

A good week to all! 


Claudia 
12/27/05 at 07:31 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Here's a cap from the Snow Cake clip!  Thanks so much CatsPlay!

 

 

 


Camerata 
12/27/05 at 06:58 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
to you here Hermione !!!

Claudia 
12/27/05 at 06:53 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hello Hermione and welcome to our group!  I think you will find us a friendly and helpful group. 

 

CatsPlay!!!!!  OMG!!  Its amazing what that 5 seconds of clip will do for a soul!  Great find!  Could a full length trailer be far away????  We absolutely do have the best group of "AR miners" on the net! Thanks CatsPlay!

 

Elaine is back with wallpapers!!!!  Wonderful paper, E! The looks on his face is soooo nice! Thanks for your thoughts on DT's Dr. Who.  After seeing him in Casanova and Viva Blackpool, I think he will be going places soon.

 

 

 


Christina 
12/27/05 at 06:52 AM

Comments:

Hello there Hermy! Still hate Potter? I`m telling you she`s Snape in disguise that one! Nice hearing from you again!  hmm... a Rickman fan since she was ten... I think she`s beaten all of us with that one!

Laura did the link I sent you work? It would be such a pity for you not to see that Snow Cake tiny teaser!


Severina 
12/27/05 at 06:44 AM

Comments:

Welcome Hermy and great meeting you last night in the chat room LOL!! We had such a wonderful discussion about AR and then HP - lovely seeing new and old faces in there getting to know each other!

 

 


Camerata 
12/27/05 at 06:29 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Woow, Elaine, all your wallpapers are wonderful !!! Bravo !

Hermione 
12/27/05 at 06:26 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

Hello... I'm new here, I'm very shy... My name's Alex (but you can call me Hermione!), I'm 14 and I'm Italian! I'm an Alan's fan since four years.

I love this site, it's full of many interesting things!

 

 

Love,

Hermy


Laurie 
12/27/05 at 05:55 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Wow, what wonderful goodies to wake up to!

 

That clip is super CatsPlay, what a great find, thank you!

 

Elaine, beautiful wallpaper!


Severina 
12/27/05 at 05:36 AM

Comments:

Elaine that is stunning! Thank you so much for that!

 

Cats Play - thank you for the clip! I cant wait to see Snowcake - it looks like it will have some funny moments from what we have seen. I am quite curious to see the plotline with Carrie-Ann Moss and AR...and esp his relationship with Sigourney's Autistic character...


Laura 
12/27/05 at 05:15 AM

Comments:

Elaine,

wow, it's beautiful!

Christina, I downloaded the other link  with no trouble, I will watch it now. I can't download at all the Snow Cake clip

maybe the link expired for limited downloads reached?


Christina 
12/27/05 at 05:11 AM

Comments:

I meant THE other versions! My typping today is really bad must have something to do with the new keyboard so bear with me!


Christina 
12/27/05 at 05:10 AM

Comments:

Elaine, In Demand holds a very special place in my heart so thank you for sharing that! But we wouldn`t have mind seeing he other versions either!


Christina 
12/27/05 at 04:57 AM

Comments:

CatsPlay what a marvellous find!!!! Both Sigourney and Alan look great and I can`t wait for the movie to be released!

Laura, how come you can`t download it? have you accesed CatsPlay`s link to yousendit?

Daydreamer, another one of your great works! I`m not too keen about Madonna but I admired the way everything was put together, I think you really have talent! 

 


Elaine 
12/27/05 at 04:49 AM

Comments:

Did several versions of this. Decided on this one.


Elaine 
12/27/05 at 04:37 AM

Comments:
Kathy - Sent you an email but it got bounced back to me. You are "over quota", whatever that means. *g*
Elaine 
12/27/05 at 04:34 AM

Comments:

Well spotted Cats Play. I'm getting more excited for that film every day.

 

David Tennant's Dr Who: I thought he was great but I was never that keen on Christopher Ecclestone. DT has launched himself into the character and I thnk will be really good. He's funnier than CE and I think brings some of the old "spirit" of Dr Who back wheras I thought CE was a bit too "human". The Christmas ep was really like the old eps where you had funny monsters and "cliff hangers" although being just an hour long, the plot was a bit weak, but there were some funny lines from Dr Who such as references to H2G2 that were worth hearing. The new series starts "proper" in the spring (they say) and looks good.

 

RickiNikki, love your huge "smiley".


Camerata 
12/27/05 at 04:25 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Hello girls !
Thank you very much CatsPlay for the link, I was great to see Alan in another movie !!! But I haven't seen a tub scene


Laura 
12/27/05 at 04:22 AM

Comments:

can anyone help me downloading snow cake's clip? i can't get it, help!!!!!


RickiNicki 
12/27/05 at 03:42 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
CatsPlay, thank you so much for the Snow Cake clip, it looks really promissing! Can't wait to see the film!!! When will it be released again? March or something? Wooohoooo!

Thank you Emily for the calender pictures!

Claudia, maybe you also like the following gif

Happy New Year!!






kathy 
12/27/05 at 03:13 AM

Comments:
Awesome find catsplay--thanks
Vicki 
12/27/05 at 01:03 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Awesome find, Catsplay!!!  Thanks for that.  Alan looks great.  I'm very curious about the relationship between his character and Carrie Anne Moss.  She plays Sigourney Weaver's neighbor, right?  I wonder if the hot tub scene is with her? 


Pam 
12/27/05 at 12:48 AM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Hi to all. I hope everyone had a great Christmas day. I was just browsing under the Alan Rickman items on Ebay and came across something I wanted to share with you. Someone has for a sale a Novelty alarm clock with a pictire of AR on the face of it) Its an old fashioned clock (not digital) . I think the photo is Jamie from TMD..Take a peek-what a great idea-wouldnt mind waking up to that kind of Alarm..HA HA
Happy New Year and Peace for 2006-Pam


CatsPlay 
12/27/05 at 12:41 AM

Comments:

Sorry, got so excited I forgot to mention that the Snow Cake clip starts at 3 minutes 17 seconds in.


CatsPlay 
12/27/05 at 12:39 AM

What is your location? Still recovering from extreme excitement!

Comments:

If you want to be able to save off the publicity reel that I noted below that contains the

Snow Cake clips (woohoo!),

I've uploaded it to Yousendit.

 

http://s42.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0RLENSS5C0SWR0FCBKIOIDST23

 


emtee 
12/27/05 at 12:35 AM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Woot!  CatsPlay!  Who would have ever dreamt that Sigourney Weaver's character was posing that question to AR's Alex when we saw the picture of her rolling in the snow and him sporting that sweater?!?

Great spotting, girl!

emtee


CatsPlay 
12/27/05 at 12:02 AM

Comments:

OMG OMG!!!!  There are clips from Snow Cake in this video!!!!!!!!!

 

http://www.dendyfilms.com.au/trailers/dendyreel.html


CatsPlay 
12/26/05 at 11:56 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Came across this site which shows what I think to be a shot of Sigourney from Snow Cake that I don't think we have seen

 

http://www.dendyfilms.com.au/snowcake.html


INTJ 
12/26/05 at 09:26 PM

Comments:

 

Hi guys! Delurking for a second to confirm that AR was indeed the original choice to play the lead in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Here's a snippet from an interview with Hugh Grant (Chicago Sun-Times, November 14, 2003):

 

Q. You and Richard have been working together for so long. Can you talk about your collaboration and what makes it work?

 

A. Well, first of all, I should tell you that Richard wanted Alan Rickman to play the part in "Four Weddings and a Funeral." And I fought very hard for that.

 

The interview can be found here: http://www.suntimes.com/output/movies/wkp-news-grant14west.html

 

A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

 


Rebecca 
12/26/05 at 08:49 PM

What is your location? impatiently waiting for hubby so we can watch one of my new AR DVDs!

Comments:

Thanks all for the calendar info!

Will go to local B&N to peruse the Snape eye candy available in their calendars.

 


Emily 
12/26/05 at 07:21 PM

Comments:
Claudia, my calendar is the "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2006 Calendar" by Andrews McMeel Publishing. It's the page-a-day type.
Camerata 
12/26/05 at 07:14 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Claudia & CatsPlay :Thank you for your links but actually I don't if I'll buy again on Amazon.com because the last time, I bought 3 Alan DVD ans I paid almost 100 E with all the taxes !!! lol

For "4W&aF", it's in the DVD commentaries with Richard Curtis and Mike Newell


Claudia 
12/26/05 at 07:00 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Saved me some time, CatsPlay! Thanks.  Now we have both listings but I'm sure what everyone here will go for!  *grin*

 


Claudia 
12/26/05 at 06:57 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh goodness, thank you CatsPlay.  I had no idea that they were several different kinds.  I suppose if I were more of a Potter fan, I'd have known that.  Hmmm, let me see if I can find the one like Emily's. 

 


CatsPlay 
12/26/05 at 06:57 PM

Comments:

Im pretty sure this one is the rip off a day calendar that contains the Snape pics

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0740752278/qid=1135641505/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-1136006-9659201?s=books&v=glance&n=283155


CatsPlay 
12/26/05 at 06:53 PM

Comments:

Claudia & All,

 

re: the link that claudia posted to the calendar, just a word of caution -- I think there are 2 different desk calendars.  I think the one Claudia posted to is one that I physically saw in a bookstore here -- it is more of a book size/journal, maybe 5x7 size -- AND -- the Snape deleted scene (snow scene) is NOT in that calendar.  I think there were only 1 or 2 Snape pics in that one. 

 

I think the one that Emily posted pics from is more of the square desk calendar where you rip off each day (Emily, correct me if I'm wrong).  And that is the one that contains the Snape snow scene pic.

 

Again, the only reason I know is because I was excited to find the one that claudia linked to in a store, but of course I had to look through it all before buying and good thing, because the Snape pic was not in it.


Claudia 
12/26/05 at 06:46 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Hey Elaine!  Email coming soon.  I can't wait to see all the new AR that's going to be available next year!  Snow Cake at the Berlin Film Festival in February and hopfully out in theatres soon after!  *getting giddy* 

 

I've seen Dead Ringers on BBC-A too and have never been impressed with their AR impression either. But some of their other stuff hits right on the mark.  LOL 

 

I'm interested in everyone's take on David Tennant's Dr. Who too! 

 

Camerata, I read some where that AR was first in line for 4WaaF too but I've never been able to find anything of substanance to back it up.  But you're right...its is frustrating some of the things he turned down.

 

Oh and here's the listing for the Goblet of Fire Desk Calendar at Amazon, Camerata.  I searched Amazon France the best I could but since I used Babel Fish to translate what I wanted, I'm not sure if it was a good search or not.  But I'm sure Amazon US would ship to France.     

 

Daydreamer, thanks for the video!  Very nice timing to the song. 

 

I really like the pose on the March 16 scan that Emily posted.  With his hair kind of hugging the left side of his face.  Vicki, the Ides of March crossed my mind to but I was to lazy to look it up.  Thanks for correcting me.  LOL

 


Camerata 
12/26/05 at 06:42 PM

Comments:
Woow Daydreamer your video was really great !!! Alan is soooo sexxxy in it !!!

Camerata 
12/26/05 at 06:28 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise

Comments:
Lucy : I've found 2 of RH action figures on Ebay too, there are the sheriff and Robin
Here : http://img283.imageshack.us/my.php?image=651b0iw.jpg

I wanted to buy the GOF calendar but I haven't found anywhere here

BTW, I heard on a forum that Alan was the first choice for Hugh Grant's character in "4 weedings and a funeral" !!! It's so frustrating ! Did you know that ?




Laurie 
12/26/05 at 05:56 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Great pics Emily, thanks for sharing!

 

Daydreamer, awesome video!  


Emily 
12/26/05 at 05:43 PM

Comments:

Elaine, BBC America was playing "Dead Ringers" last year, but hasn't in a while. I saw one with some guy doing a terrible AR impersonation as Snape, Sheriff and Hans. 

 

So what's the word on David Tennant's Dr Who, UK folks?


Elaine 
12/26/05 at 05:10 PM

What is your location? peeping from out of my bunker, waving white flag

Comments:

Compliments of the season to all! Hope you all had a safe and happy one. Much to look forward to next year, AR wise.

 

Anyone see another BAD impression of AR on Dead Ringers? It's pretty good to be "impressionised" but there is just no one that can do that unique voice.     Thank goodness!

 

Still having Internet problems >-( Grrr! or would post a pic.

 

(Kathy, just saw your message. My email is playing up, too)


Severina 
12/26/05 at 05:05 PM

What is your location? Dark Matter on EZBoard

Comments:

Daydreamer - absolutely brilliant video - and very professional; song, scenes chosen and editing. Well done and thank you so much for sharing!!


Daydreamer 
12/26/05 at 04:23 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/dreamingallday/

Comments:
Emily: Thank you for those beautiful pics of Snape from the calendar

To all: Belated Christmas present I made a new video with Alan, you can download it here:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/dreamingallday/32956.html
Please, read the warning before you download
Enjoy
Vicki 
12/26/05 at 03:15 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Whoa!....I thought I was on to something there for a second.  I was thinking, "how significant is it that Snape's picture appears on the ides of March!"  But when I double checked the exact date, the ides of March is on March 15th, not the 16th where our dear potions Masters face appears.  Dang...there goes another crackpot theory.


Claudia 
12/26/05 at 02:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the pics, Em!  After your first post, I was thinking that you must have had something AR under your tree.  LOL

 


Emily 
12/26/05 at 02:45 PM

Comments:

This is another new one from the desk calendar. It was posted a while ago on a number of sites, and also posted here. I'm too lazy to scan my own, so I'm just reposting. Sorry it's blurry. 

 


Laura 
12/26/05 at 02:03 PM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
thank you for the info, here no calendar at all. Thank you for sharing
Emily 
12/26/05 at 02:00 PM

Comments:

Thanks RT!  

 

For those interested, there is no Snape in the regular GOF wall calendar. Santa was smart enough to bring me the desk calendar!

The other Snape photos on the desk calendar have all been posted here and elsewhere many times, including the one of Snape and others standing on the sideline at the yule ball.


Rebecca 
12/26/05 at 01:53 PM

What is your location? wiping Snape- drool off of monitor

Comments:

Thanks, Emily!

Might have to go buy the regular HP calendar...anyone know how much Snapage is in that one? (Wall calendar, I mean)


RedTango 
12/26/05 at 01:41 PM

What is your location? Here, right here.

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.alanrickmangallery.com

Comments:

 Thanks for posting those Emily...really cool..perhaps I'll force myself to get more organized and buy myself one of those calendars too!

 

 Please continue to share whatever new stuff you find, you're fantastic at digging out some really great AR bits from the internet and beyond.


Laura 
12/26/05 at 01:36 PM

Comments:
beautiful photos! Where can we find the other ones?
Emily 
12/26/05 at 01:32 PM

Comments:

 

From the GOF 2006 desk calendar. There are 5 or 6 pictures of Snape in it.

 

 


Lucy 
12/26/05 at 01:19 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
I want a Hans!

Googleplunking is random, what librarians would call "blind," searching on Google.  Just enter a term and click.

It's like spelunking; you occasionally find gems.


sue 
12/26/05 at 01:10 PM

Comments:

Oh and I forgot Hans as well! What were those ones that Catsplay (I think) found the other day too?


sue 
12/26/05 at 01:09 PM

Comments:

Yes Lucy, they turn up every so often on Ebay. So he has been made into two models now what with Snape as well. I suppose you could say three if you count Marvin too.

BTW what's googleplunking???


Lucy 
12/26/05 at 01:04 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Found this out Googleplunking:
1) I never knew there was a Sheriff of Nottingham Action Figure.
2) They could have bothered to make it look a little more like the real thing.

Do love the packaging, though.




CatsPlay 
12/26/05 at 10:56 AM

Comments:

Although that article is dated recently, a little more digging shows apparently RADA  has/had a program with Cunard (QM2), since 2004.  I guess that means the program is ongoing into 2006.  Sorry for posting old news. 


CatsPlay 
12/26/05 at 10:49 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Notice this this morning, on a page regarding 2006 sailings for the QM2 (Queen Mary).  I can't imagine that AR would be performing on a cruise ship, but here is the information.  It's a bit confusing...

 

http://www.cruise-reviews.com/news/newsdetail.asp?FNewsID=481

 

Excerpt:
        RADA:

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art has produced Britain's finest actors including John Gielgud, Vivienne Leigh, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson, Peter O'Toole, and many more. Graduate actors will perform on each Transatlantic Crossing.


CatsPlay 
12/26/05 at 10:42 AM

Comments:

Claudia,  Can you please check your email from me this morning? It is regarding that package I need to send you.  Thanks


Marlina 
12/26/05 at 09:01 AM

Comments:

Claudia~I see Thanks!


Claudia 
12/26/05 at 08:43 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Happy Boxing Day to all our European and Canadian friends that celebrate! 

 

Don't worry Lex, that picture was taken during the Bowness event in 2003.  Its a nice one, that's for sure!  If Rickfan37 objects, I'm sure she will email me.

 

The Palace Thief was filmed in 2003 but the name was changed to The Emperor's Club starring Kevin Kline. Thanks for the link though Marlina. 

 

RedTango, I've been over and voted.  Hmmm, it looks like Jamie and the Sheriff are tied at the moment!  Jamie Jamie Jamie Jamie....

 

Thank you for your offer, alma.  We find AR things on Japanese sites quite often so we will be definitely calling on your services! 

 

It does look like we're in an AR drought at the moment.  But this time of year, especially, I don't mind to much.  He has worked very hard this year and we can only hope he is taking large advantage of the time for some rest and relaxation. 

 

Oh my the vision of him sitting back and relaxing is quite a nice one *grin*

 

I think I'll pop over to the Discussion Party and see what' up over there. 

 

 

 

 


Sarah 
12/26/05 at 08:30 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

This is the first time in about 2 days that I've had time to sit down and have a little "me" time (and what do I do?? I see if theres any AR news LOL)

All I want to do (and I know its late), if I may, is wish EVERYONE HAPPY HOLIDAYS and I hope everyone got what they wanted for Christmas (I did) and wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Heres hoping more films from TOOOA for 2006

All The Best

Sarah!


Camerata 
12/26/05 at 08:13 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
I'll vote for the sheriff

Severina 
12/26/05 at 07:38 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://p097.ezboard.com/bdarkmatter88428

Comments:

RedTango are you trying to kill me with those choices??!!!

 

 

Jamie the brat won out for me in the end. I cant wait to see the final results!


Christina 
12/26/05 at 05:24 AM

Comments:

to bad Kathy, Jamie`s in the lead! na na na na na na! (sorry couldn`t help myself! ) TMD was my first love!


kathy 
12/26/05 at 05:13 AM

What is your location? sleepless in Walnut Creek

Comments:
Can't resist the ol' Sheriff, Redtango, so he got my vote.
Vicki 
12/26/05 at 04:31 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles - where it's finally raining

Comments:

Well, I wanted to vote for all three, but since you're being so picky I cast my vote for Hans....because he was my first AR love.   

 

Seems we are in a drought again.  Well, if it must be then here's hoping that Alan takes a much deserved break before starting up with HP and the OotP in February.  The poor guy's worked super hard this year.  But lucky for us -- that means 2006 will be an AR feast!  Looking forward to it.  Hope everyone enjoys their holiday and have a happy, healthy New Year!


RedTango 
12/26/05 at 04:01 AM

What is your location? Uh..good question. Where am I?

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.alanrickmangallery.com

Comments:

 Greetings.

 

 I need your help! Oh yes! And here's how!

 

    I need you to VOTE for the next DVD cap expose. Yes, viewer's choice! I have selected three options I am ready to tackle..but this time I want your input.

 

   Merely set sail for www.alanrickmangallery.com and you will find the voting booth. Vote ONE TIME for your favorite. Voting more than once is a waste of time and will anger the mighty Volcano Gods of Mount Tiki Tiki. And we don't want that. So do your part...exercise your rights! Experience the democratic system for yourself. And remember, no matter *what* the result, you'll still be a weiner.

 

 

 

I mean winner. Hehe.

 

Thank you!

 

 


alma 
12/25/05 at 11:52 PM

What is your location? mississippi, at the moment

Comments:
Merry Christmas, everyone! Thanks for the warm welcome!
If you guys see anything related to Mr. Rickman on a Japanese page, feel free to post it here and I'll do my best to give you the gest of what it says. I'm a Japanese/International Relations major (hopefully!!) so I can always use the practice


Dee 
12/25/05 at 09:18 PM

Comments:

Lex - I just wanted to be sure you received my email - and my deepest thanks for all your hard work.


Marlina 
12/25/05 at 06:20 PM

Comments:

ORIKONO!!! sory!


Marlina 
12/25/05 at 06:12 PM

Comments:

Okono~ That can be a possibility.. I've search on IMDB and that movie isn't on Kelvin Kline filmography...


Orikono 
12/25/05 at 05:25 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Happy Christmas to you all. 

Been in hiding, trying to get my assignments done as much as possible...

 

Marlina - Do you think the "The Palace Thief" article is related to this...?

 

http://movies.about.com/library/weekly/aa112102d.htm


Emily 
12/25/05 at 05:24 PM

Comments:
 I hope that Rickfan 37 doesn't mind a picture from her personal Yahoo group being re-posted here. 
Marlina 
12/25/05 at 04:30 PM

Comments:

Severina~ Don't know too Sev.. but i'll try searching the net

 

Lex~ Gee! Where did you get that picture? Is that new?

 


Lex 
12/25/05 at 04:28 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.freewebs.com/lex_nixon/

Comments:
being naughty I forgot to mention that I do not know who the respective owner of the picture is. I am sorry.



This said I'm off now.

Have a nice evening


Alfan 
12/25/05 at 03:33 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Just popped in to wish everyone a Merry Christmas/Happy Christmas, Happy Chanakah and best wishes to all.

 


Lex 
12/25/05 at 03:25 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.freewebs.com/lex_nixon/

Comments:
For lack of news and piccies of AR....





Lucy 
12/25/05 at 03:17 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Just for giggles:



kathy 
12/25/05 at 02:02 PM

Comments:
Severina,
Thanks so much for the gif of my favorite Sherrif--I love the Nottingham look the best.

Also, I think your idea of a paypal account is a great idea.

Hope Santa was good to everyone :c-santatL
Severina 
12/25/05 at 01:14 PM

What is your location? Londontown via everywhere else

Comments:

Marlina,

 

A great find! I wonder what happened to derail that film as it sounded like a dead certainty with Kevin Kline and Mira Sorvino. Kevin Kline and AR in the same film would have been amazing - I love Kevin Kline - he's prob my second fav actor of all time thanks to Sophie's Choice and Dave (which also starred Sigourney Weaver!)


Marlina 
12/25/05 at 11:50 AM

Comments:

Guys! I've searched around and find out this!

 

http://www.killermovies.com/p/thepalacethief/articles/1049.html

 

Old news.. But a movie with Kelvin Kline?


Claudia 
12/25/05 at 11:06 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Merry Christmas everyone!  I know its late for some of you but this has been the first chance I got to sit down.

 

 

Welcome to Louise H. Gruber and Sherry!  I hope you will enjoy posting with us. 

 

Many thanks to Qwerty Flo and Louise H Gruber for the holiday images! 

 

Sea_Change, lurking isn't a nasty habit here!  But we are happy you decided to join in with us.  The more the merrier!

 

Yall are just to much!  The success of this forum is a group effort and not just me at all.  Thank you for the thought Severina but it is totally unnecessary. 

 

Congrats Barbara and Camerata on your AR gifts!  Please let us know what you think of the Essential Shakespeare (Barbara) and the AR films you'll be purchasing, Camerata! 

 

I do hope everyone has and is having a wonderful day whether you celebrate Christmas or not. 

 

I owe some email and will get to it as soon as I can. 

 

 


Lex 
12/25/05 at 10:34 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.freewebs.com/lex_nixon/

Comments:
I am unsure if this belongs to the Discussion Party or if it's ok for me to post it here.

Claudia, THANK YOU so much for this great place and all your efforts to please as many of us as possible.

Thanks to everyone else here for your postings, ARt works and everything else.

Take good care of yourselves.





Severina 
12/25/05 at 07:28 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://p097.ezboard.com/bdarkmatter88428

Comments:

 

To everyone whether old, new, mistakenly believed to be new or still lurking... With so little new in the way of news or pics - I give you one of my favourite AR animated gifs - I have no idea who made it or where I found it as its made the rounds on most of the forums...

 

 

I dont know of this has ever been proposed before: I think a lovely Xmas pressie to Claudia would be a ARDH contributions page set up on PayPal or something similar. She works so hard and gives us so much - and we all have benefitted enormously from her generosity... every little bit helps - just a small way to say Thanks so much for all that you have done over the years... This Haven is a remarkable gift to us all...


Marlina 
12/25/05 at 07:24 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alan_rickman_freak.blogs.friendster.com/rickmesmerized/

Comments:

MERRY CHRISTMAS YA ALL!

 

Claudia, Christina, Severina, Laura, Laurie, Dee!, Lex, Catsplay!, Moro!, Whogirl17!, LISA, Vicki, Elaine, Sue, Lucy, Satai!, Alfan, AFHN, Ali-Pat, Barbara, Susan CA, Meerechssten (sorry if i mistaken your name! It's so hard to remember!!), Camerata, Emily, Kathy... oh! Gissing's Girl!, Daydreamer, Q, Rebecca, Sabine, Louise H. Gruber, Sherry, Inbredwaffle!, Sea_Change, Alma, Michelle!, Anca and Niki, Roxysue, RedTango!, Hikity!, Chalebh, Golfwizard, Pam, Jen the Sniffly, Leanne!, Sarah, Emilia!, Thea!, Mikaela!, Juliet, Lady Lurkee, Dame Lurker Loo, Anne, emtee! (darling i forget you! ), Lucille!.. Sam, Ellen and Zuppe! from the chat room!  

And all of you in the lurkdome!!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


Sea_Change 
12/25/05 at 05:06 AM

What is your location? Metairie, LA

Comments:

Hey all...it's been about a week since my first post, and I wanted to thank you all for the kind hellos and the wonderful links you pointed me in the direction of. I'm loving them. My Alan obsession...errr...thing...has really only existed since about the summer, and has been in full force since November. I haven't been able to do much searching and hunting for everything Alan because I'm still putting my house back together from stupid Katrina.

This computer took on water and it took me a little over three months to get it properly cleaned and working again...so I've been on a full Alan hunt for only a few weeks.

I love the websites and the pics and the voice clips...oh mama mia! Thank ya'll so much for pointing me in their direction!

I have this nasty habit of being a lurker, but I am here.

Lisa I think mentioned that she would like to find Alan under her tree this morning...I hear you there!! A friend of mine in MI asked me what I really wanted for Christmas this year...and I told her Alan Rickman. hehe Unfortunately, she thinks he'd cost too much to ship...and she doesn't seem to think he'd like being stuffed into a box to be shipped in the first place. *sigh* I tried. Albeit, not hard enough.

I hope everyone has a very Happy Christmas, and may all your dreams come true!

Peace and Love,

Laura


Inbredwaffle 
12/25/05 at 04:08 AM

Comments:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

I have to follow suit and agree with Elaine, Emily, Susan CO, Ali-Pat,Kathy,Susan CA (lol),I have been here a long time and it took me a long time come out of my "lurkdom"...but when I did I found lately by the time get to talk about AR news,pictures,etc...the subject is lost in chit-chat...I think the OT forum is a great and very genoruos idea!...Thank you Claudia so much for all you do and being so kind...if you weren't so wonderful this place wouldn't be so full! Thank you ladies you make my days a bit brighter!....a little Holiday joy..

 


Christina 
12/25/05 at 03:06 AM

Comments:

Kathy, I answered. We seem to go for the same approach. Let`s hope we are not mistaken in the end.

 

Merry Christmas! (I left more detailed wishes in the OT page)

 

Well what the heck if I started the post might as well say that : Louise and Q - those are splendid! 

Ok that about covers it, my clucking ends here!

 

 


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kathy 
12/25/05 at 02:12 AM

Comments:
new HP thought I had on Spoilers page if anyone wants to comment
Sherry 
12/25/05 at 12:35 AM

What is your location? creeping out of lurkdom

Comments:

Merry Christmas to you all and have a Happy and safe New Year!


Camerata 
12/24/05 at 07:36 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Hello girls !
Welcome here Louise H.Gruber your wallpapers are great !
Christmas Eve is already over here I had the Harry Potter scene it game and money to buy the 3 Alan movies I have to buy to finish my collection lol
I ate so much ! toasts, smoked salmon, fat liver, oysters, Wellington beef filet (beef filet with fat liver and puff pastry, with fat liver and morel sauce), gratin dauphinois (something with potatoes in slices with cheese on the top, at the electric oven), green beans, cheese (Roquefort,...) and a Yule log ice cream (but I couldn't eat it, I had eat too much ! lol).
Again to all of you !


Barbara 
12/24/05 at 05:28 PM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Happy Christmas to everyone. It is already Christmas Day here and a glorious summer day. Have just opened the parcel from my sister in London and it has the RSC/British Library CD set - The Essential Shakespeare. Am so pleased. All the best, Barbara


Louise H. Gruber 
12/24/05 at 03:40 PM

What is your location? Brazil

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://verruckteslebenvonjessica.weblogger.com.br

Comments:

Hello!I'm Louise H. Gruber, I already joined in the TARF(global forum) and the just_alan(yahoo!group), I like so much this forum, and I want so much to post in this guestbook:

 

"Using the paint I made these images to the yahoo! group "Fics das Senhoras Gruber & Snape".What you think about it?

I'm sorry, this forum is about the our man, Alan Rickman, but I think what you will like these images...

 

This is my last image.

 

 

Repeat images...Bah!I hate so much it!

 

This is the first part, by while.

 

 

Kisses for you

 


AFNH 
12/24/05 at 03:11 PM

Comments:
Just to echo the sentiment that Claudia does a fantastic job with this GB, and I hope that Santa is very good to her this year!
I also hope that everyone here has a good, safe and happy time, and my very best wishes to you all!
LISA 
12/24/05 at 02:24 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Hello Everyone,

Sorry I have not written in such a long time,but I am still keeping track as to what is going on here,I just wanted to say a very big Thanks to Claudia for all that she has done this yearI love this site soooooo much....

But I wanted to say a Very Big to you all and I hope that you all get lots of But most of all,I would so like to have Alan Rickman under my tree for tomorow morning >>>>>>Ok,never going to happen,so I would just like something that is kinda to do with Alan...

 

Hey a girl can dream right....

 

Anyways,have a good time on Christmas Day to allSee you all very soon....


Laurie 
12/24/05 at 10:47 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thank you Claudia for all that you do! You're one in a million!


sue 
12/24/05 at 10:18 AM

What is your location? Reisiting mentioning Snape juggling his Christmas Balls

Comments:

Nice card Q

 

Just want to wish everybody A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

And to thank Claudia for all her time effort and money in trying to make everybody happy. You should be nominated for a sainthood girl


Sabine 
12/24/05 at 09:47 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I just wanted to wish everybody a , and Happy Holidays! 

 

 


Marlina 
12/24/05 at 09:07 AM

Comments:

Claudia~ Yeah! because it's indeed Alan!

Q~ Nice card!


Rebecca 
12/24/05 at 08:55 AM

What is your location? not sure yet

Comments:

Q,

AWESOME CARD!!! Thank You for that!!

 

Snape trimming a Christmas tree...or is he UN-trimming it? lol

 

 


Laura 
12/24/05 at 08:41 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
Nice card, Q!
Q 
12/24/05 at 08:39 AM

What is your location? Russia

Comments:


Laurie 
12/24/05 at 08:39 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

To everyone here, old timers and newbies

 

 

and a blessed New Year.


Claudia 
12/24/05 at 08:16 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Marlina, I didn't see the AR resemblance in the first two pictures you posted at all.  But in this last post....man o man that guy really does look like AR!   

 

Seriously though, I hope that everyone does have a very happy AR Christmas and that you will get whatever AR treasure you've been eyeing to buy whether it be DVD, book, or whatever. 

 

  

 


Marlina 
12/24/05 at 06:50 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alan_rickman_freak.blogs.friendster.com/rickmesmerized/

Comments:

 it's okay, just want to know what ya all think about..

 

  <<<<< Merry Alan Chrsitmas!

 

 

 

When i woke up this evening my hair is just as messy as Alan's hair on the second picture

 


Gissing's Girl 
12/24/05 at 06:32 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

A very Happy Christmas and  a Happy New Year to Claudia and everyone else on this board especially all the old timers.

 

Hopefully in the New Year all will be restored to its former glory as a board for and about Alan Rickman.

 

Special thoughts to Emily and Susan CO.


Camerata 
12/24/05 at 06:19 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Sorry Marlina, I don't see similiraties between them too lol
Happy Xmas to all of you and happy Hanukkah to Satai again


sue 
12/24/05 at 06:02 AM

Comments:

No, sorry Marlina! Still he has a nice smile.


Marlina 
12/24/05 at 04:50 AM

Comments:

Sue and Barbara~ how bout in this pic?? eveytime i see his movie and he smile.. i always think about Alan. gee!


kathy 
12/24/05 at 03:32 AM

What is your location? Sniffling in California

Comments:
:c-MerryCh:c-rainpre


Happiest of Holidays to all and a wonderful New Year.








ps--Elaine email me I'm not at home and don't have my address book!

Barbara 
12/24/05 at 01:18 AM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

Marlina, a bit like Orson Welles maybe? Let's hope 2006 brings Alan back to the stage somewhere.


Satai Delenn 
12/23/05 at 11:24 PM

Comments:

Claudia,

 

Thank you for putting up the other messageboard. I haven't checked it out yet, but I will do so.

 

I would really hate to see the current GB shut down! I love coming here!

 

Happy Holidays to all!


Susan CA 
12/23/05 at 10:59 PM

Comments:
Thank you, Elaine, Emily, Susan CO, Ali-Pat, and Kathy for expressing my feelings for me.  Even more importantly, an enormous "Thank you!" to Claudia for working so effectively to restore the GB to the treasure it has been for all Rickmanistas.  How *very* nice to see long-term fans and GB members posting again.

SeverinaSnape 
12/23/05 at 08:13 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://p097.ezboard.com/bdarkmatter88428

Comments:

This was published in the Ottawa Citizen

 

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/story.html?id=021700cb-6b03-4f0a-9c37-f24769d80cb3&k=13948

 

'A Year in the literary life of Ottawa'

John MacDonald, The Ottawa Citizen

Published: Sunday, December 18, 2005

 

MAY

Fans smart (or lucky) enough to be at the Library and Archives for the John Ralston Saul book launch were also treated to see British actor Alan Rickman. I snapped and posted pictures of both, though visitors expressed thanks only for the Rickman mugshot.

 

 

Dee, Cats Play & Christina - I'll be posting those AR/Snape Art links at my LJ tomorrow...

 


sue 
12/23/05 at 06:18 PM

Comments:
Sorry Marlina, can't see it! Looks more like Mr.Spock to me!
Marlina 
12/23/05 at 06:14 PM

Comments:

 sorry.. Anyone thing this guy look like Alan??


Marlina 
12/23/05 at 06:11 PM

Comments:

 anyone think this guy look a bit like Alan?


Sorry, this is a private entry which is only viewable by the guestbook owner.

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Lex 
12/23/05 at 05:43 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
GRRR.... seems am gettin' old and fuzzy in the head.

Was about to post the second part here ( which I , of course!, did not safe to my harddrive and instead of actually posting it here I simply deleted it. Well done! Congrats to myself.

Ach, I will post the filmin locations ect. another time. I thought Dee and others could have a little use of it since theses places are AR related and worth paying a visit when you're over here.

Instead of my "mis-posting" I'll give you a Sleepin' Draught.



kathy 
12/23/05 at 05:28 PM

What is your location? temporarily in California and not missing Arkansas

Comments:
Elaine, et al--I agree 100% I miss ye 'ole days

Claudia--as AR once said in reference to Rima, I believe we can also use for you--You are a candidate for sainthood in managing this GB. Many thanks from me!
Chris 
12/23/05 at 04:46 PM

Comments:

I meant "source" obviously!


Christina 
12/23/05 at 04:45 PM

What is your location? Still here!

Comments:

Lex, those bits are wonderful and all, except the Dogma Diaries are new to me! I had no idea that his character in SC was written with him in mind! Aaaaawwww!!!! Well he is a sopurce of inspiration that`s for sure! Thank you for this lenghty (and all the better) insight!


Lex 
12/23/05 at 04:36 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Diaries…

Before I leave I thought some of you did not read the following “bits” yet. Enjoy!

Marc Evans: Director's Diary 1 SNOW CAKE

Hello. I wasn't sure what I would write about in this diary. It's been over six months now since I finished my last film, Trauma, and it screened at the Sundance Film Festival to a rather mixed response. And it will be a few weeks yet before it is released here in the UK (on 27th August - pray for rain!). In the meantime not much has happened. I have been busying myself, more in hope than expectation, trying to set up my next film. A rather mundane process, to be honest, which can feel like wading through treacle while somebody keeps moving the goalposts! Days turn into weeks and weeks go by without much discernible treacle displacement... but then, occasionally, something actually happens to make you believe that the improbable is actually possible. And so it was this week.

"ALAN RICKMAN HAS COMMITTED TO PLAY THE LEAD" Which means I am writing this from New York, where I am talking to some people about a wonderful script called Snow Cake. I am hoping this will be my next film, which I will make with Revolution Films in the autumn. Snow Cake (as the title suggests) requires snow, which probably means that it will be shot in Canada. But it is very much a British project, written by a first-time British screenplay writer called Angela Pell. And it is quite the most terrific thing that I have read in a very long time. So terrific, in fact, that Alan Rickman has already committed to play the male lead - a character called Alan, written with him in mind. Through him we have managed to get the script to Sigourney Weaver (they met while making Galaxy Quest), and she has responded favourably. Very favourably, we think…

For further reading go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/directorsdiary/marc_evans_1.shtml

Kevin Smith’s "Dogma Diary" "...We shot Alan in his wings and codpiece (or lack thereof). It took a few takes (uncomfortable ones for Alan, as he was carrying around fifty-plus pounds on his back) to get the wings operating properly, and the Ricker was a consumate pro and a trooper through it all, God bless him". We had a full cast rehearsal tonight (well, almost full - Carlin's not here yet). It was mind-bendingly good all around, with particular props going to Alan 'the Ricker' Rickman, who really knows how to intone "...wrath of God." "...Alan is schooling bxxx in flat-out performance clinics. It's an old story, but the man could read the phonebook aloud and you'd be riveted".

http://www.dogma-movie.com/diary/march18.html

Adrian Mullen's Arts Diary - October 10th - 16th

By Adrian Mullen Film fans are in for a treat on Saturday, October 18, as Alan Rickman makes a surprise appearance at the Film Laundry, a new element to the Old Laundry’s annual autumn festival.

Best known for his appearances in flicks such as like Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Sense and Sensibility, Truly, Madly, Deeply and the Harry Potter films, organisers have created an all-day event exploring the full range of the Hollywood star’s talents.

Starting at 11am, at The Royalty Cinema, Bowness, he introduces films in which he starred (Galaxy Quest) or directed (Winter Guest, at 2.30pm) and later appears in conversation with radio broadcaster Paul Allen at the Old Laundry Theatre (5.30pm). Finally, the Royalty screens Sense and Sensibility (8.30pm).

http://www.thisisthelakedistrict.co.uk/leisure/artsscene/arts/display.var.420665.0.adrian_mullens_arts_diary_october_10th_16th.php

Lavender BluesCharles's diary on the making of Ladies in Lavender

London. July 10, 2003 Took this evening off for a party at Hilary Heath's (producer, friend, and the ex-wife of Duncan Heath, head of my London agent ICM). As ever, a good crowd of the usual suspects were there, all of whom seemed to know more about the preparations for my film than I did. Alan Rickman sidled up to me at one point and in that languid drawl of his said, 'Charles, I hear you're going to direct a film.'
'I'm trying to, Alan,' I replied.
'Let me give you a piece of advice.' I hadn't asked for any, but let him proffer it nevertheless: 'Have a party halfway through the shoot. It's good for company morale
.' There was I thinking I was about to hear something profoundly clarifying about the relative merits of geared heads or his preference for a particular size of lens. Bless him. Of course I'll have a party.

http://www.charlesdance.co.uk/lavender_blues.html

Alan Rickman quotes on acting: just three out of numerous

I am hell-bent on defying your expectations, at every turn, and even if you don't like what's being done, I dare you to find it uninteresting.

All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening.

Each character I play has different dimensions. I'm not interested in words that pull them together.


Since the "file" is a bit long, I'll add the other part later on.


Dee 
12/23/05 at 04:27 PM

Comments:

Meeresscten - sorry I posted your sighting from Suzanne's. I should have asked permission beforehand.


Alfan 
12/23/05 at 03:00 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Just downloaded the Behind the Scenes and FYI, there is no Snape. (well, just whats in the movie that we have all seen) but there is a nice obviously deleted scene with Hermione and Ron where she is telling him that Harry is his best friend. I for one think there is going to be alote of deleted scenes with this movie, and i hope the Snape/Karkaroff scene is one of them.

 

Also i am not going anywhere so i will be here on Christmas but for those of you who are not going to be around or i dont get a chance to talk to then

and to all our European friends, Happy Chritmas.

 

 

And a special Thank You  to Claudia for all that you do for us. This place has been a god-send for me and it is one of the true places i can go to escape from reality once in a while and join my fellow Rickmaniacs to discuss what is enjoyable to me without being chastised.

 

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you for a safe Christmas and a special warm thought to Lexx and Catsplay.

 

 


Ali-Pat 
12/23/05 at 02:31 PM

What is your location? squarely in front of the computer monitor

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

What Elaine said.  You go. 

 

There are lots of other forums for fangirl chatter, and very few for the sort of thing we older, sadder hens like to read.  Let's preserve the few that are left, shall we?

 

And enormous teddy bear hugs to you, Claudia. 


Laura 
12/23/05 at 01:52 PM

Comments:
the video about backstage from harry potter has nothing of AR in it, only a couple of shots from the movie, always the same shots
Claudia 
12/23/05 at 01:52 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oops, I forgot again!

 

Thanks for that direct link, CatsPlay!  It made the download so much faster!  I'm in the process of watching it now and so far I haven't seen AR yet. 

 


Claudia 
12/23/05 at 01:49 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Its so good to see Elaine, Susan (CO), and Emily back. 

 

We are already on our way to getting straightened out now with the new forum.  I've already posted something waaaaay off topic! 

 

 

 

 


Lucy 
12/23/05 at 01:49 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Welcome, Alma, and thank you for the translation!  It's true, you don't see many fanboys at all in Potterdom.

 

And Christina, I'm glad you liked the pic! 


Emily 
12/23/05 at 01:43 PM

Comments:

Feeling bold thanks to Elaine and Susan CO ...  I miss this haven for AR news and discussion (with some talk about other British icons on the side).  Claudia is the only one who can make the rules here -- it has been awful watching this GB get hijacked out from under her. Elaine, my sentiments exactly. Susan, you're right, Claudia is the nicest, most patient person on the internet. Let's get back on track for 2006. Happy holidays!


Christina 
12/23/05 at 01:36 PM

Comments:

CatsPlay you are a goddess! Thank you for the link! It`s working much better! BTW, i`ll try to find that pic you asked in my computer if someone else doesn`t beat me to it and post it.


Susan 
12/23/05 at 01:35 PM

What is your location? CO

Comments:
Elaine, you posted what I feel to a T. I used to come here every single day. Now I only rarely check in, because all I do is scroll past allllllll the posts on nothing to do with AR.

Claudia, you are so kind to provide this GB, and you've tried to accomodate those who want to post completely OT. Why don't we take Claudia's advice since this is her GB? Those of you who want to post about everything other than AR set up a Live Journal or other GB?

Merry Christmas to all, and especially to Claudia who I believe to be the nicest person on the internet.
Claudia 
12/23/05 at 01:18 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hello alma and welcome aboard our group! Thanks for looking at the Japanese site for us.

 

I'm in the process of downloading the video now but its crawling very slowly.  I'll let you know if there's any AR in it. 

 

  I've just added a temporary fix for our discussion problem.  I say temporary because I am still searching for a nicer and more user friendly book.  Have fun!

 


CatsPlay 
12/23/05 at 01:17 PM

Comments:

That video download is horrendously slow.  Located a directly viewable link here:

 

http://portkeyoffsitehosting.org/jo/GOF/behind_the_scenes/gof-elatino.wmv


Christina 
12/23/05 at 01:11 PM

Comments:

Hello alma (I hope you know by now it means "heart" in spanish, so sweet! ) and allow me to wish you welcome before Claudia posts her oficial "welcome" sign! And speaking of which, it seems a new board is up and running. I truly hope that may please everyone.  


alma 
12/23/05 at 01:07 PM

What is your location? nyc

Comments:
Lucy: its an account by a guy named Hiro about the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Himitsu no Heya)  premiere in London at the Odeon. Heh, I've never read any fanboy Japanese. He wrote "Tom Felton. Hyaaaa~" Sounds so girly He doesn't mention Alan Rickman, though.

Oh, and hello. My name is Alma. Huzzah for fellow Rickman fans!


Marlina (hehehe..) 
12/23/05 at 01:05 PM

Comments:

 Christina~ yeah.. I just thought the quote suited them.. The way he comes back to him let me have this positive feelings that he was hers forever


Marlina 
12/23/05 at 12:58 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alan_rickman_freak.blogs.friendster.com/rickmesmerized

Comments:

Claudia~ Thanks! The layout used to be green but i change it a couple of while ago. The blog keep me occupied when i have nothing to do  And i hope you don't mind if you see any grammatical error.. English is not my daily language

Oh, i saw Love Actually again last night (the fast forward button help me immensely!)  and i just found out that Harry did called Mia pretty when they started to dance at the party and i was just being so hysterical! I used to think that there's nothing between Harry and Mia except Harry was seduced and bought her necklace. But after i heard Harry called Mia pretty, it makes me wonder whether he did sleep with Mia or not because he never denied sleeping with her when Karen conforted him, he only said that it's a classic fool. 

 

Too bad Karen-Harry Story was left hanging!  

 

 

and

 for anyone who celebrate it!!!


Christina again sorry 
12/23/05 at 12:52 PM

Comments:

http://www.veritaserum.com/ has a "brand new"(that`s how they put it) behind-the-scenes GoF video. It has 30 MB so I was wondering if someone with a more speedy connection can download it and see if we can find someone in PARTICULAR there! I`m downloading it now but it`s taking forever!!!


Christina 
12/23/05 at 12:49 PM

Comments:

Lucy, it`s a report from the premier but I found nothing about Alan. Thank you for bringing it on, the picture is new to me so yey! You just made me a Christmas gift!

 

Marlina, just liked to say i visited your journal and I (THIS IS NOT OT, strangely enough!!) really liked the LA part! I loved that quote you found "If you want something so badly, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never yours to begin with." and the way you applied it to their characters`s story in Love Actually! I have been bothered with that ambigous endind since I first saw it!


Lucy 
12/23/05 at 12:32 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

A Japanese account of the HP premier, I mean.


Alfan 
12/23/05 at 12:29 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I decided to check op on Alan, Megan and MNIRC to see how they are doing in the WOS voting poll, and if all goes according to votes then Alan should be accepting two awards that night and Megan should be accepting one...for some strange reason, when i popped on it let me vote again and after three no brainer votes it tallied it up , if i can, i will post them here.

 

 
Best New Play
A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin - at the Theatre Royal Haymarket 24.15%
Coram Boy adapted by Helen Edmundson from Jamila Gaviin's novel - at the NT Olivier 10.98%
Harvest by Richard Bean - at the Royal Court 5.88%
My Name Is Rachel Corrie developed by Katharine Viner & Alan Rickman - at the Royal Court 44.05%
On the Shore of the Wide World by Simon Stephens - at the NT Cottesloe 5.75%
Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute - at the Gielgud 9.18%
Best Solo Performance
Most impressive individual in a one-person show or series of monologues.
Corin Redgrave - Tynan, RSC at the Arts 18.40%
Jefferson Mays - I Am My Own Wife at the Duke of York’s 18.72%
Megan Dodds - My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court 38.76%
Stephen Dillane - Macbeth at the Almeida 24.11%
London Calling - Best Director
Alan Rickman - My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court 47.75%
Melly Still - Coram Boy at the NT Oliver 2.78%
Michael Grandage - Guys & Dolls at the Piccadilly & Don Carlos at the Gielgud 20.16%
Phyllida Lloyd - Mary Stuart at the Apollo 7.17%
Richard Eyre & Matthew Bourne - Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward 8.13%
Stephen Daldry - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace 14.01%


Lucy 
12/23/05 at 12:26 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Found this just now: Image hosted by Photobucket.com from this site. Looks like the Japanese HP premier. Can anyone translate what's on the site?
Elaine 
12/23/05 at 12:26 PM

Comments:

It is interesting to see that those of you who use this gb as a general-chit-chat-meet-up-gossip board are posting that you don't want it changed and the rest of us don't say much because we, like Claudia, dread what we might find when we load the page up for the day's reading. As one who was here way back, I find myself leaving for days on end before coming back to have a quick check to see if anything interesting has happened in the AR world. This saddens me because I have met many friends here, (and still keep in touch OFF list!) and have always found something interesting about TOOOA. But I'm never here very long now because I skim over all the chat, find the odd thing that I may not know about, then go. I am amazed that I can run through pages without actually finding something interesting to read. What is more, it's only a few of you that have monopolised the gb and made it their own little "family circle" and those of us who want to post something interesting get ignored. If you don't like chat rooms then open an LJ account or a community of your own.

 

So this is something of what I feel. There are other things that I could bring up, but I won't. I think Claudia has been very tolerant so far and I know she spends a lot of time on this gb trying to keep it on an even keel. So, please, keep to topic on the whole, and PLEASE don't keep bringing so much se*ual innuendo into EVERYTHING. Just think how you would feel if you were him reading this book, or worse, RH!


Claudia 
12/23/05 at 11:50 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Marlina, thanks for the link to your blog.  Its a nice setup.  I'll visit often.  Oh and thanks for the pic! 

 

Michelle, thanks for that link.  I don't think I've visited there since they addes the images at the bottom or maybe there were they were and I missed them. 

 


Michelle 
12/23/05 at 11:23 AM

Comments:

Severina Snape; I think the link you are looking for is as follows ...

http://yacht.zamok.net/DV/Potter/Posters/Rickman/paton/paton.htm

 

I know it's the loathesome book and nothing in it should be taken at face value, just passing on a link ...


Marlina 
12/23/05 at 11:05 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alan_rickman_freak.blogs.friendster.com/rickmesmerized

Comments:


Meeressternchen 
12/23/05 at 11:05 AM

Comments:

Claudia, all's clear. I step back into the lurkdom.


Claudia 
12/23/05 at 11:03 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Anca, for anyone still interested in getting in on your book for AR, how would they do so?  Is there a site they need to visit or do you just want them to email you?

 


Claudia 
12/23/05 at 11:01 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

No offense taken, Meeressternchen.  You may find posting a link easier for you but maybe its easier for someone else to copy and paste.  I've done both here and at Suzanne's.  As long as it properly credited (which Dee absolutely did), I don't see any problem with it at all.  

 

As for questioning you on your sighting, I haven't seen anyone questioning you about your sighting here or at Suzanne's.  We are happy that you saw him, we are happy that you shared it and that's that. 

   


Anca 
12/23/05 at 11:00 AM

Comments:

Dear Alan Rickman fans,

This is Niki and Anca, the two admirers who are making a book for Mr. Rickman's birthday. Given the fact that on February Mr. Rickman celebrates his 60th anniversary, we thought we should let you know that our book project will be coming to a close end this Monday, Dec. 26th 2005. We will stop accepting any further messages. We have a lot of work to do still as we need to take all your messages to the print shop and thus make the book. Thanks to all who have participated in this and who have supported us from the beginning, it meant a lot to us. Now it's time we finish the job we began so many months ago, in April. We will keep in touch with all of those who have participated and tell you what has happened at the moment when Mr. Rickman will have received his gift. Thank you again for your colaboration, Niki & Anca


Meeressternchen 
12/23/05 at 10:54 AM

Comments:

Claudia, no offence! I see nothing wrong with generally forwarding the postings, but I'd find it easier posting the link. However, I was talking about "details" which I will not go into - my comment is a general one and I just wouldn't like to go into a huge discussion of details. That's all. Sorry for the misunderstanding.


Claudia 
12/23/05 at 10:42 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Meeressternchen, I have often reported news from Suzanne's site just as I report news from here over there. There is nothing wrong with that at all. I think its a bit niave of you to think that something you post in one place will stay there. Might I suggest that if you don't want your personal sightings of The Man to be posted in other places that you choose a more private forum to post them. 

 

 


Meeressternchen 
12/23/05 at 10:29 AM

Comments:

I meant...once somewhere.


Meeressternchen 
12/23/05 at 10:27 AM

Comments:

Dee, I am reading both forums and to be honest I'd prefer if my comment stays on the other forum.

Anyone who likes to read it will have no trouble coming there and read it, will they? The reason for this is that I do not like to report much too detailed on others private life even AR's. Thus, if it is posted once someone, it is fair enough. I am sorry if anyone's upset because of this.

Moro, I agree. There will be more events towards the fall, too, which celebrate the anniversary and may include actors and other people joining.


Claudia 
12/23/05 at 10:01 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks Moro! That is definitely something we should put on our "eyeing" list.   

 


Moro 
12/23/05 at 09:57 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Hey, I think I might actually be on topic for once! Found this info on the Royal Court Theatre's website-- there's no news yet as to who's going to appear, but it looks like something to keep an eye on, eh what?

Quote:
JERWOOD THEATRE
DOWNSTAIRS

I REMEMBER THE ROYAL COURT
18 - 20 May

Devised by Patrick Marber and the Company

Writers, actors, directors and designers and others spanning the fifty years of the English Stage Company gather together to share memories of working at the Royal Court.




SeverinaSnape 
12/23/05 at 09:21 AM

Comments:

 

Lex:

 

The right idea of my posting?

 

I think the news article spoke for itself in the context of the perspective of North East Beds MP Alistair Burt. It was his experience and views they wanted to put across... irrespective of how the bus came to be created orginally...


Claudia 
12/23/05 at 09:17 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oops!  Have a safe and happy holiday, Hikity! 

 

RickiNicki!  I love your reindeer graphic!

 


Claudia 
12/23/05 at 09:12 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you SeverinaSnape.  Of course I think I might have appreciated it more if you had brought your thoughts to me in email but  I can assure you that when I found the current system, I had waded through just about every system imaginable for the easiest and cheapest.  

 

I founded this board on the principle of sharing AR news, pics, sightings, and be a place where fans of Alan Rickman could discuss his talent and  his work with an occasional brief factoid out of the realm of Alan Rickman.  Unfortunately, it has evolved into a place that I am beginning to dread even loading onto my computer screen in the mornings. And that really does sadden me.

 

As many of you including myself have pointed out before, there are other boards out there....more private AR boards that encourage intimate friendship discussions on every topic imaginable. They are very successful and I even belong to a few of them.   

 

I realize the chat room has helped a little bit and I will keep it but I also realize that unless you are online at the same time, its of no use.  So I will continue on the creation of another open forum designed for just lengthy OT discussions.     

 

I have tried to avoid hurting feelings here and believe me, this is not my intention but I do want this board to return to what it was 6 months or so ago.  My license for this board expires in April so I plan to give it until then to see how things go.  If we just can't get the old magic back, I am planning on letting it expire.

 

If any of you have any more thoughts on this, please feel free to email me.  I'd love to hear and discuss all your thoughts. But please please please send them to me in email instead of posting them here. 

 

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program......

 

Dee, the cards you posted are just to cute.  I really do plan on using some of those plus others from the contest next year.  Of course, I will credit who created it on the back.  I think it will be fun!

 

 

     

 

 


Severina*TURBO*Snape 
12/23/05 at 09:11 AM

What is your location? Off to the market to fight the baying crowds

Comments:

Roxysue: Thanks so much for the kind words. The picture in question I think is from Maureen Paton's Unofficial Autobiography of Alan Rickman (which he hates as he has said it is full of lies). I found it and a PDF of the book along with the other images from the book on a russian fan website ages ago. I will have to hunt around to see if I can locate it again and post the link...that book I think is also responsible for the nativity play photo of AR when he was just a wee thing...

 

I havent forgotten the posts to my LJ CatsPlay (dA AR & Snape art-I have an account there although my gallery is down - I belong to a number of AR/Snape Communities) and Christina (AR wallpapers and Icons from Radak's LJ) - just need to nip off to the market then I can sort out all those links and get the LJ entries done for you both.

 

CatsPlay: Its a given that a you cant please everyone and not all of the time... such is life on the net ... but spontenaity would include flowing with whatever direction posts take, no? And ignoring the things that dont interest you and moving on to what does... aha - a third option not mentioned before.... 


Lex 
12/23/05 at 09:06 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Quote:
SeverinaSnape  
Yesterday at 06:16 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Lex,

 

that was something that just happened recently apparently and I just got a google alert for it...and having no recollection posted it...

 

With no threads to follow as in other forums there is no way to know what has already been referred to....



Severina, no worries. I just wanted to be sure that people get the right idea of your posting. It was not meant as an insult or a rebuff / rebuke. I hope you don't take it on me that I made an aditional correction there.



Moro 
12/23/05 at 09:03 AM

What is your location? Not in the chatroom

Comments:
Sev - I can't get the chatroom to work. I think it's because I use Firefox and I don't know how to turn the popup blockers off. I used to be more computer literate than this... sigh. One day I'll be just like my grandmother: huddled in front of the TV wondering what time it is because the VCR's flashing "12:00," and I fear technology too much to do anything about it.

I love Garrison Keillor, too. I listen to A Prairie Home Companion on Saturdays (it's The Garrison Keillor Radio Show for all you Radio 4 listeners)-- he's another one of those guys with a pleasantly sonorous voice. Not sexy, necessarily, but rumbly, comforting, like sitting with a really good cup of coffee and looking out the window on a snowy winter evening. At least, that's what I feel like doing when I listen to him.

You'll like getting The Writer's Almanac. It's a nice way to start the morning. Makes me feel like writing! Unfortunately, at that point I visit this board. I need to rethink my routine.

Roxysue 
12/23/05 at 08:39 AM

What is your location? Back home after battling in the supermarket

Comments:

Just want to wish everyone on the GB a VERY HAPPY AND JOYFUL CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL 2006. Thank you so much , Claudia for all your effort running this site. As a complete computer novice, who can only manage e-mails, I applaud all that you do  !

   Thanks to everyone for all their hard work in posting AR info ( New Years resolution: learn how to post pics onto the site, oh! and lose weight !). Incidentally, Ar was on ITV 1 in Die Hard last night and HP, C of S is on over Christmas. Happy viewing !

     Lex: v. sorry to hear of your loss, made particularly difficult at this time of year. You are in my thoughts.

     Likewise my best wishes go to Catsplay and Severina. By the way, Severina, I LOVED the pic you posted yesterday of a young AR on the beach. Phew !! Where did you get that from? Where and what year was it taken ? I'd not seen that before.

 

       Happy Holidays, see you all in Jan !!


SeverinaSnape 
12/23/05 at 08:33 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Moro - I looked in the chat room but you werent there Thanks so much for posting that. I loved that poem by Robert Bly and being a writer that like AR who always maintains that he appreciates good writing, signed up for their newsletter. I have always admired Garrison Keillor's work as well - so it was splendid to see that the Writer's Almanac is one of his ventures.
Moro 
12/23/05 at 08:27 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Off topic, but I wanted to share this lovely poem by Robert Bly that's in today's Writer's Almanac.  I presume that AR would like to know that his fans share poetry. 

Moro 
12/23/05 at 08:10 AM

What is your location? Lovely Pittsburgh, high today of 45F (7C)! Woohoo! Like spring!

Comments:
Hey! Way to go, Delenn!

Now then: exactly who's tempting whom here, Christina? Oh, this rubs me in all the wrong directions:

Quote:
"It may.. be hypothesised that there is a place for a committee of safety conscious, talented writers who could produce high quality books for the purpose of injury prevention," they wrote in the British Medical Journal...The researchers did note that more interest in reading could prompt an increase in childhood obesity.


What?! Whatwhatwhat?! Whaaat?!

A committee of writers? Talented ones? And safety-conscious to boot? To write what? Harry Potter and the Very Sharp Scissors, wherein Our Hero must stop Colin McCreevy, who's been running up and down the halls at Hogwarts with a pair of Professor Snape's special hair-trimming shears, blades pointed outward? "Oh, no! Look out, Hermione!" Come on!

My hubby, at this point, would say that this is all very typically British indeed. Someone think of the children! Yes, let's form a committee! But, oh dear, speaking of safety, an increased interest in reading among younger members of the general public could result in a long-term risk to the public health! Quick! Form another committee! And see to it that there's some complicated paperwork involved!

I swore I'd never use the term in a public place, but ROTFL.

My apologies to any of my British friends here whom I've unwittingly offended. I do love Britain. But this is one of those aspects of the culture that just drives me bonkers.

CatsPlay 
12/23/05 at 07:47 AM

Comments:

Just a thought, not meant to start a big discussion, just something for you to think about over the holidays....while I do understand the thoughts of wanting to move to a threaded GB format, I also think there is some 'charm' to the current format of this board, and its simplicity, and the resultant way that the conversations 'flow'.  Like I said, I understand the thinking of wanting to go threaded, I'm just pointing out that I would kind of 'miss' this format in a way.  In addition, I think it would change some of the spontaneity of this board.  Anyway, I see both sides, and please, let's not bog down the board at the holidays with responses to this.  We can discuss in the chatroom next time, OK?  Just food for thought. 


RickiNicki 
12/23/05 at 07:22 AM

What is your location? still London, soon Freiburg

Comments:



Merry Christmas AR friends!

Hikity 
12/23/05 at 05:19 AM

What is your location? the last day before the most important day of the year (here)

Comments:

SeverinaSnape, I totally agree with you - I refuse to  read and/post at more than one place - as it happens it is this wonderful GB I would love to go on reading and posting - a big thank you to you, Claudia, for the great work!!

 

I've learned so many things here - whether it is about different cultures, theatre, movies, the English language (!!!) and most important about our OooA. Thank you again for all your contributions.

And now I am really off for a week, as we are celebrating with my parents, sisters, brothers, nephews....in the south of Germany - no PC and no time down there to lurk

CU

All the best to you


Camerata 
12/23/05 at 04:56 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Hello girls !
I'd like to wish you a very merry Christmas (and a very good Hanukkah for Satai ) because I'm not sure I could be online today.

I must work on my administration exam, I'm late because I spend a lot of time on the Web LOL
See you later.


SeverinaSnape 
12/23/05 at 04:35 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

This is a long one so excuse the length.

 

I swore I wasn’t going to do this but here goes...mainly because I don’t see the point trying to run three separate guestbooks (this one - the all purposes HP one which has gotten beyond a spoilers forum for the 6th book - and an OT one) and a chat room. You can do it all in one space and with a lot less work.

 

A different forum set-up that uses standard 4th+ web generation architecture rather than 1st -2nd generation (the current setup) - there are 3 options here. One is free, two will cost in terms of web hosting – unless you find free space which can handle the technology.

 

There are two possibilities for the Top/OffTopic conumdrum:

 

First Option:

 

Free: ezBoard - ezBoard is quick and easy to set-up and use and members can help contribute to the forums Community Chest if you want Gold Status (more features basically). An Example of this is the HP/AR - related Magical Menagerie Forum. Have a look at the set-up. You have diff threads that you can subscribe to so that you are always updated. So: for the hardcore Topical enthusiast you can set up News, Picture and Media threads to which they can subscribe and get an email alert for updates. For the folk that want to talk about something else when info is thin or non-existent on the ground (or the official AR specific topic lends itself to something OT but interesting or still fun) you can set up threads according to topic and then sub-threads from there. In the MM there is even an area for members to have their own threads where they chat to other (the Post Office) and a thread that was set up where Members could have a good whine or whinge about anything (no personal issues with other members though - that is sorted out privately by the moderators).  ezBoard also has a chat room (though not as fun as this one as its a new version and is in Beta stage). There is a thread for books and then there are the subthreads for each of the HP books. Same for the films. There is a thread for other books and other films – you can handle any topic individually and not all run together so that one thread gets confused or deviates from the subject. You can also see that emoticons are there in abundance and the graphics and look and feel of the forum is ever changing. Its up to who manages it.

 

http://p102.ezboard.com/bmagicalmenagerie

 

ezBoard lets you have up to 5 user accounts and they are managed through one control centre (I cant remember if this depends on whether or not you are a subscriber – probably does and I am because its cheap and I like the extra services made available to me – but I did have a free account at one point and it still was great). So I have an account purely for HP/AR things, and my other one is for more serious things like art, design and crafts. Each account has its own private message system so you get an inbox. with each.

 

The main ezBoard site is here: http://www.ezboard.com/

 

A serious advantage is being able to track who registers what name and being able to outright ban trolls and flamers and prevent them from posting. I have seen the forums I frequent use this to great effect and it’s all in the hands of whoever sets up and manages the forum. In the case of the MM – several friends set it up and have appointed members now to help moderate the houses and the overall forum threads taking the pressure off of one or only less than a handful of people to manage things.

 

 

Second Option:

 

Setting up your own forum using PhP - the most popular technology in use for such systems right now. The features you have depend on you basically. But again, the ability to track and block trolls/flamers, Private messaging, threads, subscription to threads and even a ShoutBoard – the basics are covered.

 

Three good and very popular ones are:

 

A. Phpbb (I see this one used the most for forums)     http://www.phpbb.com/

 

An example of this is found on:  http://www.pauldraper.net

 

The forum is accessible through the Splash Page but here is a direct link (its worth considering that the ARDH could do something similar)

 

 http://forum.pauldraper.net/index.php

 

 

B. Simplemachines.org: http://www.simplemachines.org/

 

 

An example of this is ersonName>David Thewlis OnlineersonName>:  http://www.david-thewlis.com/

 

The forum is accessible through the Splash Page but here is a direct link (its worth considering that the ARDH could do something similar)

 

http://www.david-thewlis.com/davidforum_smf/index.php

 

 

C. Invision Power Services:

 

http://www.invisionpower.com/ip.dynamic/products/board/index.html

 

An example of this is found on: http://www.pauldraper-mansun.co.uk/

 

The forum is accessible through the Splash Page but here is a direct link (again, its worth considering that the ARDH could do something similar)

 

http://www.pauldraper-mansun.co.uk/forum/index.php

 

 

Now I must warn about ezBoard: it’s a brilliant system and it works – but it was prey to a hacker recently (another teenager with an axe to grind) and many communities were effected including the MM. No site online is immune to this no matter how many precautions are taken (David Thewlis Online suffered and has had to change their systems a couple of times because of members that hacked the site but they were tracked and banned – ISPs will cancel accounts when provided with the documentation as no one wants to support hackers or abusers of their services). As I am suggesting ezBoard then I need to put that out there. But at least with ezBoard you don’t have to manage the technical side of things yourself – a serious advantage unlike the second option (but a help desk is avail for each of the second options).

 

With all of these you can integrate the current media file system and archive the GB and you could just as easily link the chatroom even with ezBoard in lieu of using theirs.

 

So to sum up: a system that would work well would incorporate the following: the ability to track and block trolls/flamers, the ability to organise threads and being able to subscribe to threads and integrate current technologies with media and chat used by the GB. Moderators can be appointed for the different overall topics organised  - case and point: on other boards they will close down threads that are duplicates and move sub threads that are set up in the wrong main thread etc...

 

For your consideration….

 


Christina 
12/23/05 at 02:49 AM

Comments:

Wow, Satai that is great news!!!! I admire the effort you put in all of this! And you have succeded! Congrats!!!! This calls for a glass of wine!  

 

 

Yeah, it would be great if he could manage to go to Berlin for the festival! I am so sorry, when was that again? when will it take place?

 

Dee - The Man is always on the run with shopping it seems! We would get along great, him and me! *wink*


Satai Delenn 
12/23/05 at 02:17 AM

Comments:

Thanks Christina, Much appreciated. Although I've been sick, today's weigh-in more than made up for it! I lost 6 pounds! This also means that I broke the weight mark I've been stuck at for the past 3 months and have been trying to get past! I got on the scale today and literally screamed (so loud that they heard me back up in the front lobby) and flew off the scale before my nutritionist had a chance to record my weight. This means that I've now lost 47 pounds in 7 months!!!!! Sorry, I just needed to share. You all know how I have been trying to lose weight and what I think of my current self.

 

Anyway, I'm definitely looking forward to the release of Snowcake and Perfume. Mostly Snowcake though. I love Alan, but I also love Sigourney Weaver and I really am anxious to see the two work together! I can't wait until it comes to the States!


Chalebh 
12/23/05 at 01:44 AM

What is your location? cleaning my office desk

Comments:

Good morning, everybody

Stay as you are. I don’t mind to read some of topics if the OooA makes himself so scarce. What fund is there in life if you just stick to only one topic (which is a really adorable topic, I admit)

 

Dee, I love your Christmas cards. Tonight I’m going to watch episodes 3 and 4 from The Barchester Chronicles and I’ll be looking for the stockings.

And don’t be upset that you live in Indiana. I believe it’s worse living in Germany (about 500 kilometres from Berlin) and I might not be able to make it for the world premiere of Snow Cake. I hope it will be on a weekend, otherwise

 

Anyway let’s hope that the film will be a big success at the Berlinale so the chance to see it in a cinema near you (or on DVD) will increase. And if Alan turns up at the festival I think there is a good chance to get some snippets on TV because the coverage of the festival is excellent. At least half an hour every day (even it is in the middle of the night).

 

I wish you all unhurried Christmas days. And those who are ill get well soon and stay well.

 

 

LG Chalebh


Christina 
12/23/05 at 01:44 AM

Comments:

Jen - a Merry Christmas to you also! Right back at ya with one of those Christmas emoties!

GolfWizard- I loved the video thanks for the drop in! Man I`d like to have that! I have a few crancky neighboors here that really need to lighten up especially at Christmas time! Better yet! Imagine what their home is like for New Year`s!

Satai - Hope you`re feeling better now! No, sadly, other than the Berlin festival there`s no news on Snow cake . As for Nobel Son, my mail account if filled with Nobel Son news! Just that they don`t include the movie! It`s only "Nobel" news and they casually drop the "son" line in there somewhere! LOL

CatsPlay - thanks for the link to Deviant!!! I only had one of those pictures in a larger size!!!!

The little penguin story is aaaww so sad...here`s to penguines everywhere! Funny chaps, deserve a beter faith!

 

I have encountered this at mugglenet and was so surprised in reading it that I had to share:

 

Doctors at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford recently conducted a very interesting study where they discovered that on Harry Potter book release weekends, only 36 children needed hospital treatment as a result of dangerous games compared with an average of 67 children on other weekends. The researchers looked at the weekends of Saturday, 21st June, 2003 and Saturday, 16th July this year - the respective release dates of OOTP and HBP.

"It may.. be hypothesised that there is a place for a committee of safety conscious, talented writers who could produce high quality books for the purpose of injury prevention," they wrote in the British Medical Journal.

The researches did note that more interest in reading could prompt an increase in childhood obesity.

 

Hmmm...to read...or not to read..?

 

Have a lovely day everyone!



Satai Delenn 
12/23/05 at 01:32 AM

Comments:

Quote:
sue  
Yesterday at 09:21 AM

Comments:

The Gardian have picked up on the Berlin Festival.

 

Hikity, I don't think the dvd players and the toll booths were linked!LOL I think Satai was having two seperate gripes in the same sentence but I was confused for a minute too

 

Oh my gosh guys, lol. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to confuse anyone. As I've said, I've been sick ALL WEEK! Sue is correct. They are two DIFFERENT issues that I was ranting about in ONE post. Sorry for any confusion, lol.

 

Incidentally, being from Illinois, I may not be familiar with PennDOT, BUT, I am QUITE familiar with IDOT (or as they are more "affectionately" known as here, IDIOT). Like PennDOT, IDOT is SUPPOSED to maintain the roads, but rarely does (at least, I never SEE them do so), and when they do, like in Pennsylvania, it takes FOREVER!!!!! Hell, here in Chicago, the running joke is, "Chicago has two seasons...... Winter, and Construction!"

 

Severina, I'm SO SORRY to hear about your niece. That's awful. But I'm glad to hear that you heard from her finally.

 

Claudia, glad to hear you're feeling better. I think an additional messageboard/guestbook that is for off-topic stuff is a good idea. I for one HATE chat rooms and never go in them, but LOVE message boards. I like being able to post and come back later and see what someone else has to say and then be able to respond to it. Although, I would miss all the general interaction here that doesn't always revolve around Alan.

 

Oh, is this OT? I think I may be converting someone into a beginning Alan obsession. I FINALLY got my weight trainer to watch S&S (well, part of it) and before watching it, she couldn't fathom what I would see in a 59 year old man when I am only 31. Well, after seeing him in a couple of scenes, she now understands why I admire him so much.

 

Oh, Golf Wizard, that link to that video was HILARIOUS! Thank you!

 

Just wondering.... Does anyone have any new news on Perfume or Snowcake? I really want to see these movies!

 

OH, and last week I was watching In-Demand again and I just kept sitting with my face in my hand and sighing and staring dreamy-eyed at the screen while watching Alan and couldn't take my eyes off him. I seem to be overly obsessed with his mouth lately. No matter what I watch him in, I can't stop watching his lips move.......... Hell, just THINKING about his lips.............


Vicki 
12/23/05 at 12:15 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Sarah (UK) - I got your e-mail -- Thanks!

 

Dee - I love the new wallpapers!  Hey, who knows, maybe when you finally get to London, you may just accidentally bump into Alan yourself.....you never know.

 

To all the holiday travelers out there have a safe and wonderful journey (Aloha, Juliet) and have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! 

 

Off to finish wrapping presents.....bye!

 

 


CatsPlay 
12/22/05 at 10:31 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Dee,

 

I think its On-topic.  Gosh, can you imagine looking over a clothing rack and seeing AR standing there looking at ties or something (or better yet, scarves)?  Egads!!

 


Dee 
12/22/05 at 09:59 PM

Comments:

Okay...now another fan at Suzanne's (Meeressternchen) reports seeing AR shopping in London a few days ago too! *why, oh why, was I born in Indiana?!* If they provide more details I'll pass them along. *sorry to be fangirly, but I'm swooning to think of the kind of Christmas gifts AR would buy for his loved ones...*

 

Is this considered OT?


GolfWizard 
12/22/05 at 09:39 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:
Merry Christmas everyone. Just thought I would throw in this link.... aren't you glad this isn't your neighbor!!

Wizards of Winter


AFNH 
12/22/05 at 08:57 PM

Comments:
Just popping in after some crazy weeks at work, but thankfully I'm on holiday now.

Hope everyone who has faced illness feels much better soon. And Lex, my thoughts are with you.

Juliet - have a great time in Hawaii, you deserve it!

Been busy with a new toy (a dvd recorder!) and have been going back through my collection of vids to see if there is anything worth having, and found a few little gems I forgot I had! Hoping to get back on here before Christmas - still haven't wrapped all the prezzies up yet!

Oh - and great to hear about Snowcake!!!
Moro 
12/22/05 at 08:47 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Oh, Pam, I don't know if I should show you this.  I found the link on Fark.com-- it made me want to cry.  Not good Christmastime news! 

Stolen Toga must be dead, says zoo owner

CatsPlay 
12/22/05 at 08:11 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Came across these pics of girls who met Alan while filming Snowcake.  I know these have been seen before, but perhaps not in this large size, and you also get the comments from the girl.  Be sure and click the ZOOM feature on the pics to see the larger size.  Also a pic of how they had to shovel snow for the movie scenes.

 

http://jannys-dawntracker.deviantart.com/scraps/


Dee 
12/22/05 at 08:07 PM

Comments:

I just read this at Suzanne's (hope it's okay to share it here):

 

Quote:
Ahhh i saw alan rickman yesturday when i was shopping in london!!! hehe he seems like such a nice guy i walked right up to him like a freak and walked away again!!! but yeah he is really nice didnt look all that happy thought but i think he was xmas shopping maybe he doesnt like it lol anyways thought i would share that with you !!! Byeeee x
Dannielle <inkbabe89@hotmail.comfoo" target=_blank target=_blank>pinkbabe89@hotmail.comfoo>
Luton, Uk Uk - Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 04:34:47 AM (EST)


Pam 
12/22/05 at 07:49 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Hi Claudia,
How could I be so forgetful not  to send you a BIG thanks for all you do for us during the year by providing this site full of AR tidbits. Whenever I need my AR fix, I know I can come here and be satisfied..again-Merry Christmas everyone-off for the holidays. will check in again soon.


Claudia 
12/22/05 at 07:36 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

You put me to shame Ali-Pat.  I haven't listened to the rest of A Wider Sky yet.  But now you have me curious so I will pop it in the player tomorrow. 

 

Thanks for the blurb about the Stop Aids bus, SeverinaSnape!  Can you imagine stepping on a bus and having AR's eyes staring back at you???    If any of our Brit friends gets a chance to see the bus, let us know (and take piccies! *grin*). 

 


Pam 
12/22/05 at 07:22 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. All the best to Catsplay, hope everything turns out good for your husband.
If any of our English friends are on here and hear anything to the effect that the little penguin that was snatched from the zoo is found, please let us know. Poor little baby-I hope they find him..Anyway-all the best for the new year also.
Pam

Ali-Pat 
12/22/05 at 07:17 PM

What is your location? Entering the Holiday Zone

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

I have been listening to (and loving) the CD portion of A Wider Sky.  Track 3 is arranged and conducted by John Bell--anybody know if this is the Iona Colony/Wild Goose Publications John Bell?  If so, two of my worlds have just unexpectedly crashed into one another.

 

Peace to all who enter here. 


SeverinaSnape 
12/22/05 at 06:16 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Lex,

 

that was something that just happened recently apparently and I just got a google alert for it...and having no recollection posted it...

 

With no threads to follow as in other forums there is no way to know what has already been referred to....


Jen, the Sniffly 
12/22/05 at 06:11 PM

What is your location? 'Neath layers of snowman wrapping paper

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.tarf.org/forum/index.php

Comments:

Just a short post to say Happy Holidays to all of you!  I so enjoy popping in to read all the AR news and discussion, stare at all the new and new-to-me pics, and--most especially--laugh out loud at the wit and fun, whether OT or no.  I thoroughly enjoy getting to know people's different personalities, and there are so many fabulous folks here!  Cheers!   

 

Hope everyone has a peaceful and joyous 2006! CatsPlay, Severina, and Lex, you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers!  

 

P.S. Moro, I've searched for your e-mail addy, but couldn't find it in the recent archives--would you mind dropping me a line at the address above? 

 

Yet another annoying postscript:

 (Couldn't resist those Christmas emoties! LOL)


Lex 
12/22/05 at 05:48 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") London

Comments:
Severina

This bus was created by Make Poverty History supporters from all over the world.
(A couple weeks ago I posted it here on the GB and asked you to join in)

By interest you can go to "the World is Watching"
http://www.actionaidspace.org/WisW/index.html?

Thank you for posting it on the GB anyway. Since AR is supporting us too, it is a great thing.


Lex 
12/22/05 at 05:41 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Thank you all for your kind words after the death of my sister-in-law, which reached me when I needed a little break and read the postings on the GB today.

It is difficult to find any comfort at times like this, but it helps to know that the thought of friends are with one.
I hope that when we’ve got over things a little bit I’ll be able to talk about happier matters.

I selected two quotes of Alan Rickman, which could be, in a way used to think a bit of Claudia's statement on off-topic postings here.
Admitedly it is great to know that there's a place where you can "speak your mind" and share a common interest all at the same time. Although I do understand Claudia's wish to stay true to the GB's interest (AR and related things)
She is doing such a marvellous job here and we can be glad to have her.
Sad that people left just because of off-topic postings here.


It is truly an excellent place to make new friends and have lots of fun even when it is not always about AR.

The aim is never to generalize. That's your job. It's about seeing in three dimensions as much as possible.

Maybe you'd get hurt by criticism, I don't know. Perhaps everybody does; I don't think anybody reaches a point where you're inured to it.

As for me I will try to behave better in future....

But there's one thing I simply have to say:
CatsPlay I am very happy that your husband's home again and feeling better.
I am also glad that everyone else is well or getting well.









Dee 
12/22/05 at 05:38 PM

Comments:

Here's the last of my Christmas ARt! They're kinda corny, but I hope they make you smile!




SeverinaSnape 
12/22/05 at 05:30 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

From

 

http://www.thecomet.net/content/comet/news/story.aspx?brand=CMTOnline&category=newsbiggles&tBrand=herts24&tCategory=newscomnew&itemid=WEED22%20Dec%202005%2012%3A22%3A38%3A64 0

 

 

A vigorous supporter of the campaign against AIDS, North East Beds MP Alistair Burt stepped on board the Stop AIDS bus when it pulled up outside the Houses of Parliament recently.

The visit marked World AIDS Day and came in a year when Mr Burt visited Mozambique to see how the country had been ravaged by the disease.

The bus, an old Routemaster, was covered inside and out with pictures of eyes including those of singer Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel, Emma Thompson, Raghav, Melanie C, Alan Rickman, Tracey Emin and Joss Stone.

After visiting the bus, Mr Burt congratulated the campaigners and their outstanding work which also attracted the attention of Prime Minister Tony Blair.

"HIV and AIDS are devastating many parts of the world," said Mr Burt.

"The circumstances of those who have HIV/AIDS are often made worse by an inadequate diet and many sufferers cannot get access to medical treatment.

"On my visit to Mozambique earlier this year I saw at first hand the destruction of communities caused by this virus and the stigma that still creates barriers to change.

"The G8 and UN promises this year were a good start. But the Government must follow through on the promises it made.

"We must remind the Government that the world is indeed watching.


Leanne 
12/22/05 at 04:40 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s13.invisionfree.com/AlanRickman/

Comments:

hey folks, just popping in to say

my appologies for not being on, I have been ill for the past four weeks and i have only just recovered.

also my appologies to those who I emailed from my site, I forgot to add the link to the page (d'oh)

anyway, I hope you all have a very Merry and Happy Christmas and a safe New Year!

 

Leanne

-x-


Moro 
12/22/05 at 04:27 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Geez!  I did it again!

Quote:
...and I'm certainly guilty very [emphasis added] of that,


What is with me today?!  Can you get senile dementia in your early thirties?  I need my head scanned, or something.

Ah, Lucy-- Phil Allen sure can wield a pair of hairdryers, can't he?  Sigh. 

I loved that movie.  I can't understand why it didn't do well over here.  (Or did it do well, and I just missed all the brouhaha?)
Camerata 
12/22/05 at 04:01 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Severina and CatsPlay : I'm really happy that your family is better

Lucy 
12/22/05 at 03:44 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
I hope we don't stop discussing OT topics. I've learned a lot here about English theater and cinema as well as cinema and theater in general, tidbits about English culture, about books, about art, etc. that I've sometimes been inspired to research further. All of this adds to the appreciation of Mr. Rickman, I think. And I've got to know a bunch of the nicest folks on the planet.

That said, here's a picture I hadn't seen before:

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Moro 
12/22/05 at 03:27 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Claudia very rightly pointed out:

Quote:
...I think its when we go days and days and pages and pages and posts and posts full of discussion about topics totally away from AR and personal things that makes for the unhappiness[.]


...and I'm certainly guilty very of that, if only because I get caught up in the chatter.   That said, I've enjoyed some fascinating and insightful off-topic discussions with the folks on this board; I would hope that so long as whatever we're posting is well-considered, mindful of others' feelings, and related at least to previous posts if not directly to Alan Rickman, it won't be unwelcome.  As I've said before, it's the friendly laid-backness of this place which encouraged me to finally stop lurking and join in.  I feel very strongly that that's what any worthwhile public forum should do.

So what would you gals like to talk about, then? 

Christina 
12/22/05 at 03:12 PM

Comments:

I will say nothing else on the matter. I want to keep my Christmas cheer! Besides, in the heat of things I forgot to thank Kathy for posting that link! Moro, I will respond to your post on the HP page, tomorrow maybe so pop in from time to time. I love your analysis!


Claudia 
12/22/05 at 03:05 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Woo hoo, Juliet!    Enjoy Hawaii!!!  My Sweetie took me in 2000 and it was awesome!

 


Claudia 
12/22/05 at 02:56 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Welcome to our group emilia, Dame Lurker Loo, and Lady Lurkee!  We're a great group and I hope you will stay with us.

 

I don't see any negativity in Dame Lurker Loo's or Lady Lurkee's posts at all. They only made a statement about what this guest book was founded on....news and discussion and pics (many many many pics old and new) about AR.  So I really don't understand why there are so many upset feelings. 

 

I agree with Moro, Christina, Thea and the long list of others.  We are a nice friendly funny group that cares about one another and loves to have a good time.  We are also an intelligent group that loves to learn new things and discuss any thing at great length.   

 

Of course all the well wishes to CatsPlay, Lex, and SeverinaSnape are welcome.  That has been going on here since the beginning of this forum.  The same goes for when someone is going to be a way for a long period of time.  We've always wished them well on their trips, etc.   

 

I know the next paragraph is going to upset people.  This is not my intention.  If I do upset you, please email me so I can explaining myself a better.

 

Yes, we go off topic when AR news is next to nothing and that is OK but I think its when we go days and days and pages and pages and posts and posts full of discussion about topics totally away from AR and personal things that makes for the unhappiness and I have to admit, I've been a little unhappy as well.  We have lost a lot of original members because they don't want to wade through all the pages to see if there is news or new pics of The Man. It has been mentioned here on many occasions when someone comes back from an extended absence that there is to much to read.  I actually experienced that while I was sick and came back to three new pages and I just didn't feel like wading through everything. I don't know about yall..but I don't want to lose one single member--old or new!    

 

I have to agree with Sabine about the chat room.  It was created for way off topic chat a little of which was going on in this morning's posts.  I realize it is difficult to catch someone in the chat room some times and when no one's in there, its impossible to chat.  So I am thinking (and looking around) for another forum to add (not replace) to our chat room tool.  Until I can come up with something, may I suggest using email to schedule some "chat parties"?  I'm feeling much better now and am looking forward to getting back into the chat room over the next few days--I'm shooting for this evening.  Any one interested in setting up a "chat party", email me and I'll see if we can get something set up. I think it will be fun. 

 

CatsPlay!  Wonderful news about your hubby!  Make him take it easy!!!! 

 

Lex, I'm still thinking of you, dear.

 

SeverinaSnape, I'm so glad your mother and niece are better. Yes....prayers really do work!  And thank you for the pics!!!  How can we not stare at those....speedo and all!!! 

 

WhoGirl7, thanks for the Mugglenet info.  I hardly ever remember to visit the HP sites...you know how I am about HP! 

 


Sabine 
12/22/05 at 02:54 PM

What is your location? In a happy place

Comments:

Anything AR-related is not OT.  So, no, HP will not become OT in here.  *sigh*


CatsPlay 
12/22/05 at 02:49 PM

Comments:

Sounds good, Severina!  Off to vacuum so the house is clean for the hub.


Christina 
12/22/05 at 02:45 PM

Comments:

Moro sugAR, come play in teh chat room, Im sure HP will become an OT in no time here! *evil grin*


SeverinaSnape 
12/22/05 at 02:44 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

CatsPlay

 

I will get together a collection of my dA AR and Snape things and do a post to my LJ rather than here

 

Check it tomorrow ok....


CatsPlay 
12/22/05 at 02:41 PM

Comments:

Thanks for the details, Severina.  I just found it a very interesting place to browse.  Will check the other place you mentioned as well.


SeverinaSnape 
12/22/05 at 02:39 PM

What is your location? buried in chocolate

Comments:

Thanks all - sincerely *HUGGLES*

 

CatsPlay - great news! Thanks for letting us know and I hope he gets back on his feet soon!

 

Re deviantART: First there are many AR and Snape artists there and several communities where artists share their work. Ellaiine (sp.?) is one of the best out there.

 

Two - you cannot post anything that is from a screen cap or is a photo that you have not gotten persmission to use. There are release forms that dA will ask for... and they do ban and without any warning when TOS is breeched

 

Third - dA's Terms of Service seriously infinges on artists rights. I have pulled my gallery as have many others and the full details are in my journal. They have given themselves plenty of loopholes to use artists work, for profit and without your consent. Many members have had Lawyers have review the situation - the fact that many galleries have gone (esp by well known artists) says a lot.

 

Dee I am on the lookout for a proper site with a reasonable TOS myself (for those that dont know I am a digital artist and graphic designer by trade and I also write). As soon as I have something I will let you know. But to be honest the easiest thing to do for now is to put them in Photobucket and do posts to your LJ account like I did. Its not ideal but its a start.


Susan 
12/22/05 at 02:36 PM

Comments:
To quote Sabine from a little while ago:

Sabine 
Today at 01:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Just a reminder that Claudia created the chat room specifically for OT stuff, as a compromise for all of us. 



Moro 
12/22/05 at 02:34 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
WhoGirl - Ha! Thanks for posting that. Speaking of which, I seem to have joined the HBP discussion over on the spoilers board way too late-- no one's talkin'! Waaah, someone come play with me. Waah.

(Oh, wait-- kathy has. Never mind. )

Severina - I take it that your niece pulled through, then. Good. Hello Kitty hugs for her, too! I love the caption on that third picture, by the way. I did eventually notice the caption. *sigh*

Oh, and Christinalanrickman - do not alanestimate the rickman power of the dARk side. Alan Rickman.

kathy 
12/22/05 at 02:29 PM

Comments:
http://davekopel.org/Misc/Mags/Severus-Snape-The-Unlikely-Hero-of-Harry-Potter-book-7.htm

I don't know if this will work as a link--it is a very interesting take on Snape I would be pleased to discuss on Spoilers page for those of you not smitten with HP--also thanks for the link to the Chrisitan take on HP very interesting---know just the person at my church I am going to forward to...

Severina--glad you heard from family


CatsPlay 
12/22/05 at 02:19 PM

Comments:

YAY!  Hubby is coming home this afternoon -- wow!!  Thanks again for the power of your positive thoughts & prayers!

 

Alan Rickman related comment : I was browsing DeviantArt.com for the first time today -- OMG -- what gorgeous artwork!  there are 193 pages of Rickman art alone.  Haven't even attempted to search and browse on Snape yet! 

 

Dee, might this be a good place for your ARtworks?


Christina 
12/22/05 at 02:12 PM

Comments:

First! Moro, you are pushing you luck! If you get me started as well...You`re turning me to the Dark side! I was suppose to be Vader here!

Severina - May God always watch over your family!

WhoGirl- I can`t believe I forgot to mention that I read it this morning! Thanks for that!


Sarah 
12/22/05 at 02:11 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Severina - My thoughts are with you, your sister and especially your niece. I do hope you hear from them soon. Keep us posted when you have the chance to tell us how she is please!

 

And as for the OT and the "lurkers" out there who dont appreciate it, I think its what makes a board all the more interesting when theres no new news around.It helps us get to know each other. I wont go on cos others had made my point in their posts but if you want why dont you tell us some new news about AR to keep us all off OT's! (hhmm I'm sure now I've said that that someone else already has LOL Ok now I'll shut up)


Dee 
12/22/05 at 02:04 PM

Comments:

Thea & emilia - wOw...lurkers who actually like us! You're both peaches for posting that! Thank you!

 

This may be old news:

Did we know that costumes from S&S are on display at the The Society of the Four Arts' galleries (Palm Beach, Florida) through Jan. 6? Here's what it says about AR's costume on exhibit: "The military uniform Alan Rickman wore in the wedding scene from Sense and Sensibility persuades viewers, as well as Col. Brandon's bride Marianne, that he's far from the "old man in a flannel waistcoat" she originally supposed him to be."

http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/arts/content/arts/costume1219.html

 

Christina - My curse removal actually worked? wOw! Wonder if it was the "swish and flick" or my naked voodoo dance while swinging a dead chicken...

 

Severina - I believe it is very powerful when many people share prayers. I'm adding my own for your niece!

 

 


SeverinaSnape 
12/22/05 at 02:02 PM

What is your location? buried in chocolate and potato chips

Comments:

Well I have finally heard from my mother about my niece - so posting OT here for prayers definately worked!

 

But as the subject is OT I will refrain from saying anything further and you can fill in the blanks...

 

OH - AR -

 

 

 


WhoGirl17 
12/22/05 at 01:58 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Hey guys!  For those of you who don't frequent MuggleNet, you might have missed this, so I thought I'd post it here.  This is a quote from one of their editorial columns called "the Underground Lake" and I thought it was rather amusing   This is his review of GoF, with paragraphs dedicated to different aspects.  And also, the initials TFPWWNBN means The Former Professor Who Will Not Be Named.

 

The teachers were up to their usual standards. I have to say that though I love the Alan Rickman "Snape" (notice I said "Snape", because there is a vast difference between the Alan Rickman rendition of "Snape" and the literary character TFPWWNBN - the Alan Rickman "Snape" is not yet complicit in the murder of Dumbledore therefore he is not at fault... YET), they are severely falling behind in the scope of his evil. Though the "smacking the trio" scene was hilarious, it was not nearly the level of supreme meanness that is TFPWWNBN. By this point in the novels, TFPWWNBN was livid at Harry's escape from expulsion in Book Three, thus compounding his hatred and open hostility toward Harry. If they intend to do away with most of the Marauder storyline (which I feel they will and will get to a little later), then basically we have a kinder gentler "Snape." But I just realized something! If they pursue this course with "Snape" in the films, then when we get to movie six, those who have seen the movies and not read the books will receive the shock of all time. "Snape", the delectably evil, yet subtly charming Potions master, is in fact Dumbledore's murderer!! It'll be so shocking in that respect. Therefore, forget almost everything I just said. Go Alan Rickman!

 

Hehehe, had to share that.  My thoughts are with you Lex, Catsplay, and Severina, and everyone else.  Have a great holiday, everybody!  I'll be celebrating both the big ones, so lucky me!  Yeah for being half Jewish!  Ta ta, lovies!


Moro 
12/22/05 at 01:50 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Hello, emilia, And thank you for your kind thoughts! 

Where is Magog, exactly?  Boy, I need to read up on my geography...

Alan Rickman Alan Rickman Alan Rickman Alan Rickman

Hikity 
12/22/05 at 01:47 PM

What is your location? dark Haan

Comments:

just a quick check....and a big THANK YOU to all of you who love OTs. And Sue, lol, tks for the right spelling (my blond moment obviously).

SeverinaSnape, I sincerely hope you'll hear from your sister very soon

Catsplay, all the best to your hubby

and now I am off for reasons earlier mentioned

I love this place as much as you, Sev, Moro, Christina...

 


Sabine 
12/22/05 at 01:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Just a reminder that Claudia created the chat room specifically for OT stuff, as a compromise for all of us. 


Laurie 
12/22/05 at 01:12 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Just got back from an office Christmas party.

 

I have to agree with Moro, Christina and SeverinaSnape on the OT stuff. I have gotten to know so many wonderful people through this GB. It is a wonderful place to come and see and learn things about AR but also to get to know the people who post here. I feel blessed to have gotten to know all of you!

 

To Juliet, Thea and others who are traveling for the holidays, have safe and wonderful trips!

 

SeverinaSnape, hope you hear soon about your niece. I am keeping her in my prayers.


emilia 
12/22/05 at 01:05 PM

What is your location? Magog

Comments:

Hello all,

               I'm emerging from lurkdom to say that this place is just fine the way it is.If not I wouldn't be here reading all your posts or writing these few words .

        Catsplay, I have a friend who had what sounds like something similar to your hubby,and he is happy and well today, after following the doctors orders.

          Severina,I'm wishing all the best for your neice,and sending healing thoughts.

 

     May this place continue to be a "Haven"

 

                            peace to you all


Moro (Again?! Geez!) 
12/22/05 at 12:47 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
At this point, I think I'd better just wish everyone who's travelling over the holidays Happy, Safe Travels, and Happy Holidays, or I'll never get offline!

 

Happy, safe travels!  Happy Holidays!  I hope that covers it.

Ooh, Alan Rickman:

Christina 
12/22/05 at 12:41 PM

Comments:

Well I do hope I won`t make a habbit of posting every five minutes (I am well aware of the exasperation of others! ) but I had to wish Thea and her family a Merry Christmas as she said she won`t be around on Christmas Day.  And Moro, could you PLEASE stop tempting me? ROFL!!!


SeverinaSnape 
12/22/05 at 12:39 PM

What is your location? Same as before...

Comments:

I meant God save Texas from my little bro - not you Thea


SeverinaSnape 
12/22/05 at 12:38 PM

What is your location? Same as usual

Comments:

Thea I forgot to wish you a safe trip and happy holidays! - My brother lives in Houston!

 

God help Texas!


Marlina 
12/22/05 at 12:37 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alan_rickman_freak.blogs.friendster.com/rickmesmerized

Comments:

Severina~ I'm sorry you can't reach your niece.. My thought and prayers are with you.

 


SeverinaSnape 
12/22/05 at 12:33 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Thea, Moro and Camerata - thanks so much for your kind words and support.

 

The OT love in this room from all is fabulous to see.

 

And  to you too

 

     


Moro 
12/22/05 at 12:29 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh (no changes there)

Comments:
Oops! Forgot to give you one of these, Sev: Hang in there, kiddo.

Can you feel the love in this room?! I'm feelin' it.
Thea 
12/22/05 at 12:24 PM

What is your location? NYC area

Comments:

 

Have to agree with Christina, Moro and SeverinaSnape.  I'm definitely more of a lurker than a poster, but it's all of the OT things that keep me checking back here rather than other AR boards (though I'm sure they are perfectly wonderful, too!).  Our guru Claudia keeps us in line, when necessary, and then we all behave.

 

SeverinaSnape, rest assured that we will keep Jasmine and Michelle in our thoughts and prayers.

 

I hope that the New Year brings me more time to "come to the party"  with more OT info. and more time to play in the chatroom (Severina, I still want to hear all about that Anglican priest thing!  Wow, talk about OT!). 

 

Signing off for now as my family heads off to Houston to be with the rest of the family for Christmas.

 

Happy Holidays to all! 


Moro 
12/22/05 at 12:23 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh, and can't seem to get offline to start cleaning the house...

Comments:
Severina - Let us know when you hear any news-- my thought and prayers are with them both.  And you, too.

By the way, I think the PennDOT guys are all busy getting takeout subs from Primanti Bros. over here.  It must be the way they smother the sandwiches with french fries.    Though to their credit, they've put up some traffic cones on the main road near here, for all the Christmas shoppers to dodge. 

Hahaha, Don Ho!  I haven't thought of him in years.
sue 
12/22/05 at 12:23 PM

Comments:
Juliet, hope you have a wonderful holiday and a very Merry Christmas and Happier, Healthier New year to all of you
Camerata 
12/22/05 at 12:20 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Severina : I really hope that your niece will be better, it could be great if she could be at home at Xmas

SeverinaSnape 
12/22/05 at 12:18 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Thanks so much Christina for your support and for listening last night. No I didnt dare post given the wave of madness from hateful lurkers recently. But I thought today - I am really upset and stressed out. There are two places important to me where the support is - they are both online and this is one of them.

 

That's what makes this such a great place - and a peaceful safe haven, usually.

 

It really means a lot to me that I can come here even with an OT subject and get what I need. *HUGGLES*


Moro 
12/22/05 at 12:15 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Juliet, you lucky duck!  I've never been to Hawaii, and I live over here!  Waaah.  Have a safe trip, and lots of fun.  And a Merry Christmas, too!

Oh, and Christina and I will want to hear all about it when you get back.  We expect a full report.  At least, oh, say, 1500 words.  The more off-topic, the better, eh, Christina?  Muhahahaha! 

I apologize to the numerous friends I've made on this marvellous forum for the overtly sarky tone this post has taken.  Though I can't promise it'll make me any less annoying in the future.  I'm naturally belligerent.  But don't worry-- I'm lowering my hackles for now. 
Christina 
12/22/05 at 12:14 PM

Comments:

I am glad you decided to post that Severina, I know you thought about it for some time because it`s an OT subject.  I am very sorry to hear you haven`t heard anything from your sister! Your niece is in my prayers. And that should mean something because I do intend to go to church tomorrow! May the angels keep her safe!


SeverinaSnape 
12/22/05 at 12:04 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Amen Christina and Moro - 150% agreed with you!

 

You can only say the same things about AR and his work until there is something new to discuss and we can still go around the houses even.

 

Part of getting to know each other comes from OT moments as much as the AR talk... and that happens on every other board in other fandoms as well.

 

How about posting something AR related then that we havent discussed before then to get us back on track as a first post out of lurkdom?

 

Juliet - I will try not to be jealous as I freeze to death here in my flat LOL - my hands are even turning blue from the cold! Have a safe trip and hope you enjoy yourself. I guess no Don Ho performances for you in Waikiki?

 

Now here is another OT subject:

 

Some of you know from the chatroom that my five year-old niece was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery last night on her liver. I havent been able to reach anyone back in the States... But please give Jasmine and my sister Michelle some thought in your prayers please.

 

And thanks for the sometimes barmy OT things - its a welcome distraction I assure you...

 

Being from Philly I know PENNDOT all too well - they keep Dunkin' Donuts in business down our way along with any shops that sell Hoagies and Cheesesteaks!


Christina 
12/22/05 at 11:55 AM

Comments:

Have a safe trip Juliet and bring some sun rays to our hearts when you get back! Merry Christmas to you to and a Happy New Year!


Juliet 
12/22/05 at 11:52 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Probably won't get a chance to lurk again this year, so want to wish everyone a HAPPY CHRISTMAS. Off to Hawaii on 30th Dec for 2 weeks, I know, it's a tough gig, but someone has to do it!!


Christina 
12/22/05 at 11:48 AM

Comments:

I stand by Moro on that one. There are many boards around where you can discuss AR ALL day long but you`ll just end up saying the same things all over again. If this GB is different is different because of the bonds that have formed here and OTs have a key role in that. We might exagerate sometimes and we are willing to admit that and move on but I think it`s not fair to anyone here for a lurker to post just when they have something negative to say. I am very sorry If I offended anyone with this post. I`m not like this but I`ve reached a limit here. Do you consider aour wishes to CatsPlay (just an example) OTs as well? Do you think we should just skip that as well? OTs here happen either because we like to  stay informed about certain things or because we care about others. Do you really think we should stop that? And I don`t remember any of us skipping any AR news or photos when we had them. So I really think everybody should lighten up, at least this time of year...


Moro 
12/22/05 at 11:44 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
O/T O/T O/T:  By the way, Dee, if you're wondering where that email I supposedly sent you is-- it never got there.  Keeps getting bounced back, for some reason.  Never mind!  I got CatsPlay's email in the end.  Thanks! 

Moro 
12/22/05 at 11:39 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
I hope you'll give us a chance anyway, Dame Lurker Loo.  The conversation goes in all kinds of directions during a big AR-drought.  We try to reign ourselves in, but sometimes in a tight-knit group like this one you get a lot of off-topic chatter in addition to the serious AR-centric discussion.   For myself, I don't worry about it too much because the off-topic stuff is frequently interesting and helps me to get to know the people on this board better-- and I think that's part of its charm.  This is a friendly place with insightful, funny, interesting people-- they're actually just as interesting to me as Alan Rickman is. 

Besides, there's only so much we can all say about Alan Rickman and his work that's genuinely worthwhile during a drought like this.  If we don't allow ourselves to go a little off-topic, we end up sitting around yawning and saying, "Yeah, he sure is talented and handsome.  Ooh, there's another gorgeous picture.  Yep, I sure like that Alan Rickman."  Personally, I get a little bored with all that.  I appreciate the chatter.  If nothing else, it keeps us hens cerebral. 

And now that I've opened that steaming, wriggling can of worms, I'll run.  Enjoy, ladies! 
Lady Lurkee 
12/22/05 at 11:32 AM

Comments:

Well I've been wondering that myself! It does say "Alan Rickman" at the top doesn't it?


Dame Lurker Loo 
12/22/05 at 11:09 AM

What is your location? Out of Lurkdomville

Comments:

I'm confused to.  I thought the subject here was Alan Rickman.  If I'm wrong maybe I need to move on.

 

 


Moro 
12/22/05 at 10:41 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh (where it's trying to be sunny, at least)

Comments:
I'm confused.  How did we get on the subject of turnpike tolls and I-Pass?  (It's "EZ-Pass" in this state.)  Maybe I should get off it, before I start griping about PennDOT.  (For those on the board who don't know, that's the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  They supposedly "maintain" the state roadways.  The funny part being that you never see them working, when they do work it takes forever, and the potholes never disappear either way.)

Joke:  What's yellow and sleeps eight?  A PennDOT truck! 

Like cop/doughnut jokes, it never gets old.

*runs before all the folks related to non-doughnut-eating policemen come out and pelt me with rotten apples*


Sarah 
12/22/05 at 10:18 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Vicki - I've tried again!!


Christina 
12/22/05 at 10:07 AM

Comments:

Beat me to it, Sue!


sue 
12/22/05 at 09:29 AM

Comments:

That was GUARDIAN!!


sue 
12/22/05 at 09:21 AM

Comments:

The Gardian have picked up on the Berlin Festival.

 

Hikity, I don't think the dvd players and the toll booths were linked!LOL I think Satai was having two seperate gripes in the same sentence but I was confused for a minute too


Sabine 
12/22/05 at 09:15 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Lex - I'm sorry this is late, but I just wanted to send my condolences to you and your family.

 

CatsPlay - I'm glad that your husband is doing better and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he'll be home for Christmas!

 

My thoughts and prayers are with you ladies, and your families.


CatsPlay 
12/22/05 at 08:20 AM

Comments:

Christina, the theories presented on the LaShawnBarber site that you linked to are very interesting! 


Claudia 
12/22/05 at 07:55 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Anne and welcome aboard!  I hope you will join us often. 

 

CatsPlay, I'm so glad that your husband has stablized. I'm wishing yall all the best. 

 

Lucy, you better believe *sigh........*

  


Julie 
12/22/05 at 07:28 AM

What is your location? Michigan--in a getting- ready- for- Christmas frenzy

Comments:

 

Getting caught up again:

 

CatsPlay: I'm glad your hubby is doing all right.  Sending good wishes your way. (I enjoyed talking to you and the others in the chatroom the other night.)

 

Lex: I hope you and your family are hanging in there. I was so sad to hear your news.

 

Wishing everyone an AR-filled day! ~Julie

 


Satai Delenn 
12/22/05 at 06:33 AM

Comments:

Thank you Anne for the spelling correction, lol. For a look into a type of panopticism, you can go to the following site. http://cartome.org/foucault.htm

 

It looks at some of Michel Foucault's book and more specifically at what happened to towns during the Plague and how things were dealt with. Substitute video cameras in place of the magistrates, and other authority figures and you start to get an idea of the problems this can cause. I highly recommend Foucault's book and if you want to look at the person who actually created Panopticism, look at the works of Jeremy Bentham. Panopticism belongs in the prisons, not on the village streets. And yes, to a POINT, it belongs at airports. But I firmly believe there is NO need for it in the I-Pass system!!!!!!! To me, that is just a flagrant violation of personal privacy and completely unecessary!!!!!!


Christina 
12/22/05 at 05:48 AM

Comments:

Be sure to keep us posted, Camerata Maybe they just want to talk to you in order to make sure you won`t use the picture for God-Knows-What purpouses.

Kathy, about the discussion on the HP page, I found something that might interest you. http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2005/10/26/harrypotter/ 

It also has a link to a HP and Christianity article which I found quite good. It`s a very comprehensive site.


Camerata 
12/22/05 at 05:33 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Hello girls !
Netpearls haven't answered me for the moment for the bigger photo, they have just send me a mail to phone them but maybe that it's the mail they send to everybody who send them a mail, I don't know.


Anne 
12/22/05 at 05:22 AM

Comments:
It's spelled "panopticism" and means that the public is constantly watched by video-cameras in squares or public transport or by comsumer-surveys.
Hikity 
12/22/05 at 05:02 AM

What is your location? rainy, foggy, where is the snow??

Comments:

Dear Satai,

quote from earlier:

 DVD players, and a little toll box thing called I-Pass AND

 I hate Panapticism

Unfortunately, I do not have a clue what a normal DVD-player has to do with that toll box (what's that anyway???). A DVD-player is just another device like a VHS-player here and nothing is connected to it...for sure no one can trace back what I am watching!

and I couldn't find the word: panapticism anywhere. What does it mean?? Big brother is watching you?? Well, this does not happen with TV, VHS, DVD etc, but CERTAINLY with your telephone, mobile, internet, mail and sms...at least ever since the terrorist attacks.

 

Ladies, as time goes by too quickly and there are loads of things to do like cleaning, shopping and X-mas tree decorating

I am going to wish you all already today

 

A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very

HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

lOTS OF LOVE FROM HIKITY Chimney Santa Presents Under The Tree Merry Christmas Santa 

 


 
Marlina 
12/22/05 at 04:36 AM

Comments:

Catsplay~ Glad your husband is fine dear.. Take care of the man and yourself too

 

I have tried to contact the netpearl to ask for the high resolution picture and all i got as a reply is 'what netpearl is'

 


Laura 
12/22/05 at 03:37 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
I read only now the posts of yesterday: CatsPlay, I wish to you and your husband a healthy and peaceful Christmas , with no worry , just happiness. {{hugs}} Laura
Satai Delenn 
12/22/05 at 03:28 AM

Comments:

CatsPlay,

 

I apologize. I must have missed your post regarding your husband (and still apparently have missed your post on it). Nonetheless, I am glad that your husband is doing better. My Mother and I lost a friend of hers that I've known since I was about 12 to a heart attack a few years ago. I loved him dearly and was shocked and saddened when my Mom told me. We've also lost two other friends of hers over the past few years to cancer. I miss them all terribly. I am very glad that your husband made it through and is getting better. Please make sure that he follows the doctors orders as closely as possible. The friend of my Mom's that died of a heart attack didn't. He had (quadruple, I think) bypass surgery and refused to change his habits. And he wound up getting another heart attack on a cruise a few years ago that did kill him. Anyway, I hope your husband continues to get better.


Christina 
12/22/05 at 02:41 AM

Comments:

First and most important I wish you husband, CatsPlay a very quick recovery! May he be able to be at home for the holidays as he should! I am soglad to hear your family is doing well!

Dee - I forgot!!! I couldn`t believe it! LOL The anti-snowing-curse-removal actually worked!!!! Now I can finally get into the Christmas spirit!

Kathy - I was looking forward to some more HP analysis! I left a message on the HP page!

 

RF is back as Voldy for the fifth movie. So we have the trio, Lucius, Molly and Voldy till now.


Sarah 
12/22/05 at 02:08 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Catsplay - sorry this is so late but I'm glad your husband is doing well and my thoughts are with you. Take Care!


kathy 
12/22/05 at 12:37 AM

What is your location? raining California (SF BayArea)

Comments:
Catsplay--I am ao sorry to hear of your husband's illness--very scary--he's too young for heart problems, be sure he follows up with the cardiologist--many kind thoughts going your way.

Had some thoughts about HPatHBP will share them on the HP page if anyone wants to join in--anyone know if AR is signed up to do HPatOotP? Hope so should be a good one. Have my oldest son hooked now.

Have a terrible cold and will be heading off to bed soon--keep us posted on Catsplay's husband
Lucy 
12/22/05 at 12:06 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
*sigh*
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Alfan 
12/21/05 at 11:49 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Catsplay, so sorry i never got to you sooner ( long day at work) but im so glad your husband is ok. Im sure it was/is a terrible fright, will be thinking of you and your family during the christmas holidays,,,,,,best wishes to you and yours.


CatsPlay 
12/21/05 at 09:59 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Moro, you are so sweet for caring!  I haven't heard from Dee but I think she had to work tonight.  My email is on this post, but I am doing fine.  Also, I feel bad for clogging up the board with all of the good wishes....so, to keep this on topic......my script of Closet Land arrived today but I haven't had a chance to check it out.   And while I was waiting for my husband's procedure, I read the Close my Eyes play/screenplay.  I think there were some tiny differences from the film towards the end of the book.  I'm going to compare those parts to the film and will pass along anything interesting I find (maybe in a few days or after Christmas  when things calm down).


Vicki 
12/21/05 at 09:59 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

CatsPlay - I'm so relieved to hear that your husband is doing better!  Give that man a great, big, giant hug! 

Tell him Best Wishes for a speedy recovery!  I'll bet that next time, he'll listen to you regarding his health.  He's quite young but that just means he's stronger and should recover quickly.  Hang in there kiddo, you did the right thing.  The sooner the treatment, the better. 


Inbredwaffle 
12/21/05 at 09:40 PM

Comments:

Another lurker popping out....

 

Lex...I am so sorry for your loss,It must be even harder this time of year and I hope you still have the very Happiest of Holidays!

 

CatsPlay....I lost both my father and grandfather to heart attacks and you are so very right about getting to the hosptial right away..and I am so glad that your husband is doing ok!

 

My prayers are with both of you and

I wish you all Happy Holidays!


emtee 
12/21/05 at 09:19 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Just wanted to send my condolences to Lex and best wishes to Cat's Play.  You will both be busy tending to loved ones, but please do your best to take care of yourselves as well.

Warmly,

emtee


Moro 
12/21/05 at 09:13 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh, embarrassed

Comments:
Agh!  YOUR husband, not you're.  A novelist should know better.  Pay attention to your typing, Moro! 

Moro 
12/21/05 at 09:12 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh again, finally

Comments:
Off topic.

CatsPlay - I'm glad to hear that you're husband's doing better-- I've been worried about you today.  I asked Dee to forward my email address to you-- wanted to check up on you but I don't have your address.  Drop me a note when you can. 

CatsPlay 
12/21/05 at 08:47 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

seems to be some trouble with the sentimental image I was trying to post below...

 

 

All of your kind thoughts have really made me realize, that

love actually is all around. 


Satai Delenn 
12/21/05 at 08:27 PM

Comments:

Quote:
Claudia  
Today at 08:19 AM

What is your location?
GA

Comments:

Hokay!  Someone needs to get in touch with this German eBay seller and let them know what they are doing is highly illegal!  Making money off of those videos no matter where they got them is terrible!

 

30 Fotos Alan Rickman + Bonus DVD

 

 

Looks like they've been removed. Didn't get to see them, but I'm not too broken hearted about it.

 

 

Oh, thanks for the info on RHPT, Claudia and Sue. I appreciate it. Unfortunately I don't have a DVD player and have no intention of getting one. I dislike it when technology is forced down my throat and that is the way I feel about two types of technology, DVD players, and a little toll box thing called I-Pass that you have to give up your personal information to use and if you refuse to do so then you don't get the I-Pass box and you then get the "privilege" of paying DOUBLE the amount of tollway money that someone who has I-Pass has to pay and I think this is wrong and unfair and so I've stopped taking the tollway completely and will not take it again until either I-Pass is eliminated or made so that you don't have to fork over your personal information like you do currently. Because to me, that is Panapticism and that is just wrong. I hate Panapticism. Panapticism is fine in the prisons but is not needed against the general public. But, that is just my opinion and my opinion apparently means nothing because people just don't want to listen to me about this problem. Oh well. When the government invades our homes like something out of 1984, then maybe people will realize (albeit, too late) why Panapticism should have been fought against sooner.


CatsPlay 
12/21/05 at 08:15 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

All of your kind thoughts have really made me realize, that

love actually is all around. 

 

 


Thea 
12/21/05 at 08:03 PM

What is your location? NYC area

Comments:

 

Another harried lurker here, coming forward to wish CatsPlay and her husband the very best.  Hope all continues to go well.

 

 


Laurie 
12/21/05 at 07:00 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

CatsPlay, so glad to hear your husband is doing better. It's a good thing you convinced him to go to the hospital. Take Care!


Rebecca 
12/21/05 at 06:47 PM

What is your location? "now it's cold" Florida

Comments:

CatsPlay,

Glad to hear all went well and it's under control. 

Hope he's home for the holidays!

 

Have been lurking this week, but enjoying all the art, etc.

Am off for the next six days, plan to super-lurk!

 

~Rebecca


CatsPlay 
12/21/05 at 06:06 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Hello,

 

A huge and sincere thank you to all of you for your kind words, it truly, truly means a lot to me!  I am home for the evening and pretty tired, so this will be quick.   My husband did have a heart attack and the catherization showed 1 artery blocked 95% (what a shock that was to hear).  Gratefully, they were able to insert a stent (sp?) which the Dr. said opened up the artery completely.  He had no previous history of heart trouble, although a strong family history of it. 

 

So I guess in a way this happening was a blessing in disguise.   He is resting comfortably and hope that he can come home before Christmas.  One thing I will say though, is that if you ever suspect that someone may be having a heart attack, please get to the hospital ASAP.  It took me more than an hour to convince him that he needed an ambulance.  Thank you again, talk to you soon!

 

 


SARF 
12/21/05 at 05:03 PM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:
Just popping out of lurkdom to send best wishes to Lex and CatsPlay.

Lex - I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't know what else to say. Please excuse the lateness of this message.

CatsPlay - I hope everything goes well. Thinking of you.

*retreats back to lurkdom*

Vicki 
12/21/05 at 05:02 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

All right....call me impulsive and impractical ("you're impulsive and impractical!") but I've just purchased two Die Hard Palz for myself.  I got the "Showdown Hans Gruber" and the "Yippie Kai Yay John MacClane".  I'll consider it a Christmas gift to myself. 

 

 

I plan to have them adorn my desk so that when I'm at my computer I can always watch them battling each other.  Everyone else will think that this middle-aged woman is off her rocker!


sue 
12/21/05 at 04:54 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

A couple of new banners at My Journal


sue 
12/21/05 at 04:52 PM

Comments:
Best wishes to CtasPlay's husband. I know there are a few more sick husbands out there at the moment too.
Hikity 
12/21/05 at 04:24 PM

Comments:

I just read all your posts: Dee. please let Catsplay know that I think of her husband and her and wish them all the best!!!

 

A calm night to all of you

nightynight

Hikity


Vicki 
12/21/05 at 04:14 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

CatsPlay - I know you can't see this now, but when you do, please know that we are all pulling for your husband.  You are in our thoughts and prayers!

 

Sarah (UK)- hmmm...I didn't see an e-mail.  But it may have gone to my spam folder and I deleted it by mistake.  I have a habit of just glancing at the junk mail addresses or if nothing in the subject line jumps out at me as being familiar, then I just trash the whole thing.  Sorry, if that's what I have done.  Please try one more time and I promise to look more carefully.

 

Merry Christmas, everyone and a Happy Hanukkah, a cracking Kwanzaa and a Happy Festivus for the rest of us!


Hikity 
12/21/05 at 04:03 PM

Comments:

Just for your INFO as you were confused elsewhere: BP belongs to Shell, and Shell is a Dutch company.


Camerata 
12/21/05 at 03:58 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
I really hope that CatsPlay's husband will be ok, we think to them

Claudia 
12/21/05 at 03:04 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Whoa!  That auction I posted about this morning is already down!  Way to go, eBay!

 

 


Claudia 
12/21/05 at 02:59 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee, when you "talk" to CatsPlay again, please let her know that she has a lot of thoughts and prayers behind her.

 


SeverinaSnape 
12/21/05 at 02:50 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Lucille - have a great holiday and safe journey.

 

Dee - thanks so much for letting us all know about Cat'sPlay. My thoughts and prayers are with her, her husband and their family.


Christina 
12/21/05 at 02:47 PM

Comments:

Oh dear, CatsPlay, my dear (for when you`ll be able to read this) my prayers go with you and your husband! Christmas is a time of miracles and I hope an angel there is watching over your family! We`re all here for you!


Moro 
12/21/05 at 02:44 PM

What is your location? Akron, Ohio (Chrissy Hynde from The Pretenders is from there!)

Comments:
Oh, gosh.  Thanks for letting us know, Dee-- I hope everything's okay!  Let her know we're all thinking about her.


Dee 
12/21/05 at 02:38 PM

Comments:
OT - I hope CatsPlay won't mind me posting this...I got an email from her this morning. Her husband was taken by amulance to the hospital last night with chest pains. He is having a catherization today and she is there with him waiting for results (he is 43). She was terrified! I'm sure she'd appreciate prayers or good thoughts.
Moro 
12/21/05 at 02:38 PM

What is your location? It's Akron, Ohio today, oddly enough...

Comments:
...on a last-minute Christmas shopping frenzy with my mother.  Long story.

Just wanted to say:  Have a safe trip, Lucille!  

And hi there to the rest of you ladies.

And now I'm off!  Again.  What a day... 




Hikity 
12/21/05 at 01:12 PM

Comments:

For the German-speaking community: Berlinale (Charlotte Rampling will be president of the jury):

http://www.regie.de/news/article.php?article_file=1135128008.txt&showtopic=FILMFESTIVAL


Laurie 
12/21/05 at 12:18 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Lucille, thank you for sharing your info with us and have a safe trip!


Marlina 
12/21/05 at 11:59 AM

What is your location? Indonesia (rainy and sunny everyday)

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alan_rickman_freak.blogs.friendster.com/rickmesmerized/

Comments:

Lucille~ oops! Forgot to say! Have a safe trip you!

 

Claudia~ Thanks for the link girl! I'm not sure it works for me but.. Well, worth a try


Marlina 
12/21/05 at 11:54 AM

Comments:

Snow Cake news again!

 

Daydreamer and Dee~ Gee! Nice work you two got there!

 

Catsplay~ I'm smiling so wide and laughing hysterically when hearing that audio! My mom thought i'm going insane!

 

Lucille~ Thanks for providing us these information and about feeling welcome.. Of course you are! This place non-other is the society of Teh Sad/Celebral Hens!

 


Camerata 
12/21/05 at 11:51 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Thank you Claudia for the link, I suscribed even if I'm not sure it works with France lol
Happy holidays to you Lucille in South Africa, it seems so beautiful !


Laurie 
12/21/05 at 11:15 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Claudia for posting that link for MNiRC! I entered.

 


Lucille 
12/21/05 at 10:50 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://coolnina97.blogspot.com/

Comments:

Thanks Claudia - cheers.


Claudia 
12/21/05 at 10:42 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Have a safe trip, Lucille! 

 


Lucille 
12/21/05 at 10:39 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://coolnina97.blogspot.com/

Comments:

Hey Guys,

 

I've been meaning to say, thanks so much for making me feel so welcome on here. 

I'm off to South Africa for my Christmas holidays, so won't be chatting on here for a while.  If I get any more news, I'll post it up.

 

Take care and have a lovey Christmas and great New Year.

 

Cheers
Lucille


Claudia 
12/21/05 at 10:17 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Lookie yall.....you can enter a competition to win a copy of MNiRC!!!  Whatsonstage

 

Thank you, Lucille!  It sounds like The Man got to work with a consummate professional in your sister too.  

 

Sue, the Dames are exactly what drew me to LiL.  Can you ever go wrong with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith?      


sue 
12/21/05 at 09:54 AM

Comments:

Claudia, I saw Ladies in Lavender at the cinema. It's very enjoyable if a little thin on plot but really you watch it for the Dame's performances and the Cornish scenery.


sue 
12/21/05 at 09:45 AM

Comments:
Satai, the RHPOT special edition is a dvd it's not available as a video.
Camerata 
12/21/05 at 09:32 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Lucille : your sister is sooo lucky to have met Teh Man !

Laura 
12/21/05 at 09:27 AM

Comments:

Lucille,

thank you for the news you bring here and thank you for your nice posts


Christina 
12/21/05 at 08:36 AM

Comments:
Dee there are many options for hosting you pictures or art, what type of account are you interested in? Photobucket seems the easiest solution but I can look for others if you can`t find the time. I finished wrapping up the pressies, my mother provides the food (I gave up after totally burning my famous cookies last night because I was watching LA and got a bit distracted ) , my dad takes care of the Christmas tree problem so I`m all set!
Lucille 
12/21/05 at 08:32 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://coolnina97.blogspot.com/

Comments:

Spoke to my sis, and I'm afraid she hasn't any news re. the release date of Snow Cake.  The director's away at the moment so I can't get that info just yet.


I asked her what Rickman was like, and she said he was a consummate professional. He was also apparently brilliant at continuity in every scene, making it easy to edit one take from the next.

I asked her if there was any juicy gossip, but she wasn't having any of it :-)


Cheers
Lucille


Claudia 
12/21/05 at 08:19 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hokay!  Someone needs to get in touch with this German eBay seller and let them know what they are doing is highly illegal!  Making money off of those videos no matter where they got them is terrible!

 

30 Fotos Alan Rickman + Bonus DVD

 


Claudia 
12/21/05 at 08:07 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Thanks for the Saulte St. Marie News link, Sue. Yes, its is almost like old times!  I'm just so tickled that Snow Cake is finally getting some press.  I've really felt good and excited about this film since it was first mentioned.  Not only at the chance to see our brilliant AR (with the equally brilliant Sigourney Weaver again) but also for Angela Pell.  I really hope she is going to beat the odds and be one of those first time screen writers to succeed.      

 

Here's yet another one from Movies.MonstersandCritics.com   Says the same thing as all the others but its still putting SC in the news! 

 

Lucille, please don't feel pressured to give us news but anything your sister would allow you to share would be wonderful!   

 

Thanks for the link to the humorous sound clip, CatsPlay.  Sounds like the majority of the clips they used came from RHPoT and Dogma.  I'll have to listen again.

 

Satai, the Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Special Extended Edition has been available for a couple of years now.  The link I provided is from Amazon but I've seen it in brick and mortar retailers such as Circuit City, Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, Target and *cough* *choke* *cough* WalMart.  Its really worth the money! 

 

kathy! Thanks for the news on RF doing Actors Studio.  I've marked my calendar.  Gawd, why doesn't AR do that show???  I am sure James Lipton would be more than pleased to do an interview if only The Man would consent!

 

Thanks also kathy for the heads up on Ladies in Lavendar.  I first placed it in my NetFlix queue before it was released.  Now I need to go in and move it to the top.  Can't wait to see it. 

 


Camerata 
12/21/05 at 07:44 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
The clip was really funny, thanxx CatsPlay

Laurie 
12/21/05 at 07:22 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

That clip was great CatsPlay, thanks for posting it!


Christina 
12/21/05 at 07:07 AM

Comments:

Damn it here I am trying to make a good impression and then say "need" instead of "needs"!Stupid me!


Christina 
12/21/05 at 07:06 AM

Comments:

CatsPlay that is ridiculously funny!!!

This is a nice list re:best movies of the year:

http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/full_story.asp?StoryNumber=14926 

And this is an editorial (for all HP fans) that talks about our beloved Potions Master. I find it a quite good one.

http://www.mugglenet.com/editorials/editorials/edit-aaburizik01.shtml

Would love to stick around but I have matters of a most urgent matter to atend! My dog need grooming!  


Sarah 
12/21/05 at 06:31 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

I'll put my guesses on THAT SCENE in In Demand as a Shell station because its red and yellow and BP is green and yellow.

I had to watch it again (just for research purposes ya know ) to make sure


Satai Delenn 
12/21/05 at 06:18 AM

Comments:

Quote:
Hikity  
12/19/05 at 02:15 PM

Comments:

Camerata, I've got a special edition of RH where all the deleted scenes are incorporated into the film. Is that the one you are talking about.

 

OH! Is this version available on VHS? Or only on DVD? And, if it IS available on VHS, WHERE can I get it?!


Satai Delenn 
12/21/05 at 06:12 AM

Comments:

Quote:
kathy  
Today at 03:51 AM

What is your location?
rainy California

Comments:
For us HP fans:

Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Inside the Actors Studio" on Sunday, January 15th, 2006.

Should be interesting

 

Oh sure, What's his name from Inside the Actor's Studio can interview Ralph Fiennes, but not Alan? Hmph. Figures.

 

lol. No, I'm not miffed. Not at all..........


Satai Delenn 
12/21/05 at 06:10 AM

Comments:

Oh, incendentally, I've been sick since Friday so I haven't been here since then, so I was just curious, how did we get onto this topic? lol.


Satai Delenn 
12/21/05 at 06:09 AM

Comments:

Quote:
sue  
Yesterday at 06:06 PM

Comments:
Well BP stands for British Petroleum, we have Shell too but I don't think they are linked. BP had a makeover about a year after the vid so although they have the same green and yellow they now have a sort of Sunflower logo and are a different layout. 

 

Really? Here in America, BP stands for "Beyond Petroleum" (I've seen the commercials for Amocco, well, the OLD Amocco before it was bought out by BP, that state that BP stands for Beyond Petroleum because they want to be known for innovative thinking and want to be in the forefront of new technology and such since they seem to think that one day we (people) will move beyond the need for petroleum products).


Sarah 
12/21/05 at 05:13 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Catsplay - thankyou for that little clip it was great. I couldnt stop laughing

 

Vikki - I have emailed you but I'm not sure if its gonna get to you or not, and thanx


CatsPlay 
12/21/05 at 04:49 AM

Comments:

I came across this humorous link, its a made up interview with AR using soundbits....http://www.whatisthedivide.co.uk/mediainfo.php?id=12


Vicki 
12/21/05 at 03:58 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

kathy - raining?????  You must be up north...not a drop here, and we could use it.  My poor lawn is thirsty.  Can you send a few drops down our way? 


kathy 
12/21/05 at 03:54 AM

Comments:
I also meant to say if any one has the chance to see Ladies in Lavender do so it is with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith--very well done
Vicki 
12/21/05 at 03:52 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Whew!  I've been bogged down with work and Christmas shopping so I haven't had time to even lurk the past few days.  I've finally finished slogging through 5 pages of posts.  Lovely pictures and wallpapers!  I can always count on seeing something clever and original on this GB.

 

Lex - this is a few days late but please accept my sincerest sympathies for your loss.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Catsplay - those DieHard Palz are a hoot!  I'm really tempted to get me a little plastic Hans.

 

Sarah - UK - I also have an autistic son.  He is 16 years old.  If you'd  like to, feel free to e-mail me privately and we can talk further.

 

Lucille - welcome and thanks for the Snow Cake news.  Here's hoping that BBQ invite comes through.

 

Lucy - Love the Some Like it Hot avatar....funny how we can find AR inspiration in the strangest places!

 

I watched Love Actually last night to try and get me in the Christmas mood (having a tough time this year getting into the spirit of things).  To tell the truth, I watched it twice.  Once the regular way and the second time with the commentary (well..I fell asleep at the very end of the second round).  But Hugh Grant just cracks me up.  Every time Colin Firth appears, he has some snarky little comment to make....all in fun, of course, but I thought it was hilarious.  Hope the CF fans aren't offended.  But I thought if was pretty funny.

 

Have a nice evening, everyone.  I still have presents to wrap...egads!


kathy 
12/21/05 at 03:51 AM

What is your location? rainy California

Comments:
For us HP fans:

Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Inside the Actors Studio" on Sunday, January 15th, 2006.

Should be interesting
Lucille 
12/21/05 at 02:57 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://coolnina97.blogspot.com/

Comments:

Hello again,

 

Sorry for the absence, I've been wrapping presents and preparing for our Christmas holidays.

I'll be speaking to my sister today (she's in South Africa), and will see if there is any news re. a release date for Snow Cake, and or any other news I'm allowed to put up on here.

Cheers
Lucille


Dee 
12/20/05 at 07:51 PM

Comments:

I don't want to take up room here so I'll be quick: I already have a lj, but I'd like to put my Famous ARt somewhere seperate. If anyone can offer some simple (VERY simple!) suggestions or instructions, please drop me a line! Thanks!

 


Lucy 
12/20/05 at 06:22 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sue: Oh, I didn't mean they were the same company, just that they had the same color scheme, so they looked the same.

We have British Petroleum over here, too, but I've never seen any color scheme for them except the green.


sue 
12/20/05 at 06:06 PM

Comments:
Well BP stands for British Petroleum, we have Shell too but I don't think they are linked. BP had a makeover about a year after the vid so although they have the same green and yellow they now have a sort of Sunflower logo and are a different layout.
Lucy 
12/20/05 at 06:02 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sue:

Hmmm...BP over here has a green color scheme.

Shell US=BP Britain.  Interesting.

 

Thanks for the info.


sue 
12/20/05 at 05:58 PM

Comments:
Oh the Saulte St.Marie News has the Snowcake story too!. Just like the old days!!
sue 
12/20/05 at 05:52 PM

Comments:

Nice pic Lucy  but the pedant in me has to point out that it was filmed at a BP station!!

 

Some Like It Hot has to be in my Top 10 movies of all time, it has one of the funniest last lines in movie history!


Christina 
12/20/05 at 04:46 PM

Comments:
One more thing before I hit the sack! Moro, I`m a great LOTR fan also! My preciousssss!!!! And I`m with you on Brody as well!
What does the Berlin festival concentrate on?
Spend a lovely time in the chat room today!!! To all my ladies there, have a most delightful evening!
Moro 
12/20/05 at 04:24 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
I notice the CBC article fails to mention AR by name.  Bah!  Rotters. 

Claudia 
12/20/05 at 04:15 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  I know its the same story over and over but I just love it that there have been so many news alerts about Snow Cake today!!! 

 

Here's an alert from CBC:

 

'Snow Cake' on lineup at Berlin film festival'

 


Moro 
12/20/05 at 03:58 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Barbara - Squeeee! You were an extra in LOTR?!  How cool is that? Can I ask which scene(s)? Can we find you on the DVD? (She said, whipping out her entire extended edition collection before you could say, "A Elbereth Gilthoniel.") Ooh, I get even squealier about LOTR than I do about Alan Rickman. (True! I can't help it! Please don't pelt me with rotten vegetables!) How exciting for you! Tell us everything!

*Pant, pant, wheeze* Calm down, Moro. Steady. Whoa, girl. Right, I'm better now.

Oh, CatsPlay-- it's well worth seeing. Go! I didn't think I'd be all that interested either-- I went because hubby's a die-hard fan of PJ's films, and he was very keen on it. But as with every PJ film, it pulls you in. It's hypnotically beautiful, it's funny (even hilariously over-the-top at times, particularly when Kong fights the dinosaurs...), it's heartbreaking, and it's frightening; sometimes it's all that at once. And Adrian Brody's in it. He's no AR, of course, but he's got his own swoony charms.

You're right Lucy-- it does look like a Shell station. There I was, assuming it was just one at some Sainsbury's somewhere. I'll never be able to look my mechanic in the eye again.

CatsPlay 
12/20/05 at 03:14 PM

Comments:

Moro,

 

I just saw the preview for King Kong in the GOF showing this afternoon.  It surely would not be a flick I would have had an interest in, but the preview made it look incredibly good, and made a real impression on me.


Barbara 
12/20/05 at 03:14 PM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

That is one of my wishes, Moro. I was an extra in Lord of the Rings and am always hoping our Pete will persuade Alan to be in a film of his and I get the chance of being an extra again. I can dream can't !?!


Lucy 
12/20/05 at 03:12 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Moro, look at the color scheme and the layout of the station.  It is a Shell station! 

 

I can't go to a Shell station either without looking for that silver Bentley to pull in.


Moro 
12/20/05 at 03:01 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Lucky CatsPlay!  I'm getting the urge to see it again.  Unfortunately hubby's got the car, and the bus service on this side of the river (this entire side of town, actually) is crappy and won't take me anywhere near a movie theater that's showing it.  My little local one is only running Narnia at the moment (which we're going to see tonight).

By the way, and (as usual for me) completely off-topic:  has anyone else seen King Kong yet?  We caught it over the weekend; it reminded me why I love a big Peter Jackson epic!  I'd love to see AR in a Peter Jackson film-- I think it'd be an interesting actor-director pairing.  Maybe if PJ ever does The Hobbit, eh?  Mmm, Alan Rickman with pointy ears, murmuring sonorously in Elvish... 

CatsPlay 
12/20/05 at 02:50 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh (brrrr!)

Comments:

As a treat to myself for completing my holiday shopping, and before school was out and things get hectic here, I went to see GOF again this afternoon.  Since I saw it once, I could concentrate better on the AR moments!


Moro 
12/20/05 at 02:46 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Ha! Thanks a lot, Lucy-- now I won't be able to go to my Shell service station down the street without having tango fantasies. My car's due for an oil change soon, ya know.

Lucy 
12/20/05 at 01:23 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Oops, here's the "Some Like it Hot" line that applies to AR: Image hosted by Photobucket.com
Lucy 
12/20/05 at 01:22 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Was watching Some Like it Hot the other night, and I couldn't help but think that this line would apply to Teh Man as well:

 

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/howforgetalan.gif" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">


Moro 
12/20/05 at 01:03 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh: sunny, -8C!!! That's 19F for those who can't be bothered with the math (like me). Brrr!

Comments:
Christina - Hic!  You sound like me.  Never met a glass of wine I didn't see the bottom of, heh.

"Have a Harry Christmas!"  Teheheheh.    I love a bad pun, me.

Off to teh coffee shop, now, to do me some writing-- it's one of those days that calls for a notebook, pen, cup of coffee, and a nice window looking onto a busy street!  

sue 
12/20/05 at 12:55 PM

Comments:
Thanks for the Snowcake news Chalebh
Camerata 
12/20/05 at 12:46 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Hello girls !
CatsPlay : Great photo, thank you
Daydreamer : Woow, I love your Xmas Snape wallpaper !


Christina 
12/20/05 at 12:12 PM

What is your location? My fingers are much to frozen to even type!

Comments:

Man it`s cold out there! Brrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

Moro, glad to see ya back on track! Cheers,mate!

Dee that email was sooo extremely sweet of you! I loved the mumbo - jumbo thing! Hope it works! If not you`ll just have to send me some inches from your garden by Floo Network! And how did you know I`m a wine person???  Yes, I do my best never to leave the glass unfinished!  That`s such a nice gesture coming from your SS(notice these initials find strange manners to repeat themselves!funny!)! One of my colleagues sent me a picture of him from Love Actually to my phone with the caption "Have a Harry Christmas!" They know me so well...

 

Chalebh - Great news on SC!!!!! So what do we have till now? UK and Germany? Spectacular! Their number grows!

 

No news on the HP casting yet, ha?


Moro 
12/20/05 at 10:33 AM

What is your location? SPEW HQ, slumped over the butterbeer keg

Comments:
Wow, Chalebh-- you're the Rickman News Fairy this week!  Thanks.

Dee, that's hilarious.  I love it.  Who says librarians aren't fun? 

Quiet today!  How is everybody? 


Dee 
12/20/05 at 10:23 AM

Comments:

Thanks for posting that photo for me, Claudia. I was at work and didn't have the opportunity. egads...I loved his look during that time period!

Remember I mentioned that my Secret Santa hung a big Christmas tree on my office wall and taped an ornament-shaped picture of AR to it? Well...that sweet elf has put up a new picture every day! Twenty lovely photos of the man now look down on me while I work! None of them are "new" to me, but there is a lovely variety (wonder if the DH dive will show up this week! . This SS knows me too well -- and is going to get a giant hug at the party on Friday!


CatsPlay 
12/20/05 at 09:28 AM

Comments:

Lego Snape has been updated again!  http://karentheunicorn.tripod.com/legosnape.html


Claudia 
12/20/05 at 08:45 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I was just teasing about being so hard on Costner.  Believe me, I've seen a lot worse coming from AR fans before.  And although KC deserved a thrashing for cutting those wonderful Sheriff scenes, AR has never been anything but gracious about it and I've often thought that he might not approve of some of the really bad KC bashing that I've witnessed through the years.  But, one thing is for certain! The fans finally did prevail in the deleted scenes issue.  After years of thinking those scenes would never see the light of day, the day the newest version was announced was like a miracle had happened!  LOL 

 

Thanks for the AWS pic, CatsPlay.  I got mine yesterday too.  I can't remember who it was that asked the difference in CD/DVD but here's the lowdown on the project.  Its a two disc package. 

 

The first disc is a CD that contains the music video that combines all the photos from Off Stage plus others that Cambridge Jones took and a piece of beautiful music that was written by Adrian Munsey.  It also contains 3 other beautiful tracks as well. 

 

The second disc is a DVD that can be played in a DVD ROM as well as a stand alone DVD player.  It contains the music video only. 

 

So I hope that helps whomever was inquiring.  A Wider Sky is really nice and remember part of the profits do go to RADA! 

 

Here's the picture Dee posted last night.  Its from Troilus and Cressida and AR played Achilles. 

 

Ohhhh man what I wouldn't give to have seen him in these stage productions.....OR even see him on stage NOW!

 

  Glad your trip was safe and sound kathy...and that old Sevvy was able to keep you company.  Hey....have a drink or two why don't cha? 

 

 

 BRILLIANT news, Chalebh!!!!  I am soooo glad to see some news on Snow Cake!   

 


Chalebh 
12/20/05 at 08:32 AM

Comments:

News on Snow Cake:

I found this.

http://www.berlinale.de/de/presse/pressemitteilungen/wettbewerb/wettbewerb-presse-detail_2660.html

 

It seems that Snow Cake will be shown at the Berlinale 2006! I'm not sure if it will be a contribution to the competition or unrivalled.

But anyway the Berlinale takes place between 9. - 19. of February!

 

LG Chalebh

 


Laura 
12/20/05 at 07:13 AM

Comments:
thank you for the help CatsPlay
CatsPlay 
12/20/05 at 06:50 AM

Comments:

For Dee's pic, if you copy the URL and paste it into your browswer address line instead of trying to click on it, it will work.  I think that website has some restrictions in place about referrers from another site, not their own.


Christina 
12/20/05 at 05:16 AM

Comments:
Hey everyone! Kathy, send some warm weather our way! Dee, I get the void.gif too, nothing happens! And I love different angle pictures!  Daydreamer thanks for all your (and Sev`s ) kind wishes! Catsplay I have waited so long for that picture! I saw it on the cover but it was so tiny! So thank you very much for posting it! I think it`s a really great one, he has that killer look! And just as a treat for you, a nice view of the hands! LOL Severina, maybe Hikity was confused by your acting! Thanks a zillion for the link to videodetective I never had the time to search anything on that! But I know i`ll make some now! Moro, grab a beer and some cookies and join SPEW! And Go Carolling averyone!!!
Laura 
12/20/05 at 04:42 AM

Comments:

Dee ,

I can't open the link you posted

thank you everyone for news, links and pics! wow!


SeverinaSnape aka DJEvil 
12/20/05 at 04:11 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Great new pic and wallpaper CatsPlay and Daydreamer!

 

Kathy - glad you made it safe and sound

 

Dee - there is a void.gif that comes up instead of the picture

 

Everyone: Stumbled onto videodetective.com (THE LARGEST MOVIE PREVIEW AND FILM TRAILER SEARCH ENGINE ON THE WEB)

 

And they have the original trailer for ClosetLand amongst other things; the link below should take you to it:

 

http://videodetective.com/home.asp?PublishedID=3368


kathy 
12/19/05 at 11:14 PM

What is your location? Right now California--at my mom's house

Comments:
We just finished a 3 day drive from AR to CA--30 hours of driving good weather except for freezing rain in Amarillo. Just checking in to see what's been going on

Great news about SnowCake--hope some US distributors pick it up.

Love the new pictures, too.

Elaine, Hi!!:c-ho: *waving* long time no see!

Will be enjoying California until after the New Year and then will be driving back as school starts the 12th of January

We listend to the story CD of HP book #6 it was great to listen to, made the time go by so fast, have a few more thoughts about old Severus
CatsPlay 
12/19/05 at 08:43 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

I got my RADA order today -- which included the A Wider Sky CD & DVD. There is one pic of AR on the DVD, which happens to be a different picture than is featured in the OffStage book.  I think this is new, here goes...

 

 


Daydreamer 
12/19/05 at 06:53 PM

Comments:
Merry Christmas to all!



p.s. It's great to hear something new about Snow Cake
Dee 
12/19/05 at 06:00 PM

Comments:

I've seen this photo from another angle, but this particular shot was new to ME. *hoping I'm not boring anyone...*

 

http://imperius.altervista.org/Severus/AlanRickman11.jpg


Elaine 
12/19/05 at 05:42 PM

Comments:

Emily, thanks for the news about SC being released, and Claudia for passing it along. And thank you and welcome to Lucille! I think we are all green with envy at you having already seen the movie in question!


SeverinaSnape aka DJEvil 
12/19/05 at 04:52 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Quote:
SeverinaSnape, you are a girl...

 

Hikity what I am is totally confused by that comment...

 

<~checks anatomy and can confirm that yes I am a woman crashing into 40...

 


Hikity 
12/19/05 at 04:34 PM

What is your location? darky snarky

Comments:

SeverinaSnape, you are a girl...

wish you all a wonderful night

CU


SeverinaSnape aka DJEvil 
12/19/05 at 03:58 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Claudia - I must admit with regards to KC - I love Dances With Wolves (there are a number of us Native Americans that actually do appreciate his efforts with that film) and it is one of the few films of his that I have seen where I was completely pulled in - any accolades were well-deserved with that one I think.

 

Yes I was being cheeky with my comment about what is he doing now. (well I am *evil* after all!) Thanks so much for posting that information about the new film with Jennifer Aniston. I have to say I would love to see it be successful if for no other reason she finally have the cinematic success that would finally eradicate the shadow of Rachel Greene and the whole Brangelina saga...she deserves a fantastic 2006!

 

Christina - turbo?  - whatareyoutalkingabout?

<~VERY innocent!

<~watches rusty, dusty halo fall off ankle and roll down the street...


Camerata 
12/19/05 at 03:56 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
CatsPlay : It's done
Actually, there is an english version of their site, http://www.netpearl.net/ and you click on the US flag

CatsPlay 
12/19/05 at 03:46 PM

Comments:

Camerata,

 

Thank you, good luck and tell them there are many ladies here who would be greatly appreciative (and who enjoy buying pearls, too!)  Maybe they have some other pics they took that they would share.


Camerata 
12/19/05 at 03:44 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Dee : it's a website in french who sells pearls and apparently, Alan went to their office

Hikity : that's right, it's this collector edition, it's great, I love it !

CatsPlay : No problem, I'll send them an email tonight !

And now I'm going to watch (for the 1000th time) Love actually
See you later. Bizz


Hikity 
12/19/05 at 03:08 PM

Comments:

Claudia, yesterday I watched Wyatt Earp - loved it very much. I like KC, the best film IMHO is Dancing with the Wolves, wonderful great film and acting


Christina 
12/19/05 at 02:50 PM

Comments:

Claudia, I totally agree on KC, I`m a fan also. Just being cheeky earlier I loved message in a bottle. Him and Robert Wright pen we`re great together! Who was his father in that one? O I can`t remember!!!!! And not to mention JFK and Untouchables which is for me one of the best movies around, even if I`m not exactly drawn into the theme. Hey I even liked Bodyguard ! *dodging tomatoes*Hey does anyone know what`s the thing with piipa.com lately? I can`t acces the site anymore!!!


CatsPlay 
12/19/05 at 02:44 PM

Comments:

Well, those jewelery ladies look nice enough, maybe one of our French members can email them nicely and BEG for them to share the high resolution photos with us -- and we will promise to link to their site from the GB!  Anyone?  Anyone?  Looks like a good pic!  Then again they probably speak English.....do you want me to email them? 


Claudia 
12/19/05 at 02:31 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Laura, the pic you found is completely new to me too.  Maybe some of our French friends can let us know what the site is about.  The pic looks relatively recent....maybe taken in LA? 

 

Dee, the Perfume pic is one of the pics that one of the Spanish extras were sharing a while back from the set but nice to see again. 

 

All right, yall.  You're being to hard on Costner!    Actually, I am a huge fan of KC's too...of course...AR outshines any actor on the face of the earth as far as I'm concerned!  There are just some films KC should have never done and definitely a very very good actor he should have never crossed bows with at all, that's for sure!  LOL  Of course if Costner had never done RH...would we have ever even seen the Sheriff?  Stiil, KC has done some really great films. Bull Durham (my fave), Field of Dreams, Message in a Bottle, JFK, Untouchables, I even liked Dragonfly..... 

 

Someone (tongue in cheek) asked about what Costner is doing right now.  After the disaster called The Upside of Anger, I have high hopes his new film with Jennifer Aniston will be much much better.  Its called Rumor Has It . The concept of the film (I've always loved The Graduate) is really cute and I hope it does good at the box office. 

 

 

 


CatsPlay 
12/19/05 at 02:19 PM

Comments:

Dee, and he's buying JEWELRY isn't he, in that showroom pic??  Romantic devil!


Hikity 
12/19/05 at 02:15 PM

Comments:

Camerata, I've got a special edition of RH where all the deleted scenes are incorporated into the film. Is that the one you are talking about. I love this one

I just tried this Blue Mountain thingy - hilarious - I let Him say: Hikity I adore you, come to my dungeons

 

and now again:  just to cool down


Christina 
12/19/05 at 02:06 PM

Comments:
Santa Dee strikes again! She`s there and she`s taking action! Wonderful, Dee! Oh and (this one`s for Red tango) he`s wearing that beige jacket!
Laura 
12/19/05 at 02:03 PM

Comments:

Dee!

What beautiful find!

the pearl pic is absolutely new to me and it basically says they sell pearls and they have been visited by celebrities from all over the world and some of them accepted to have their pic taken.

 


Dee 
12/19/05 at 02:01 PM

Comments:

Is this new to anyone either?

 

http://www.rickman-online.net/ontheset/perfumeset2.jpg


Dee 
12/19/05 at 01:58 PM

Comments:

VERY quick post: I found a new photo (to me anyway) on this site, but the words are foreign to me. Anyone want to check it out?

 

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.netperles.com/images/showroom/Alan-Rickman.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.netperles.com/showroom.htm&h=182&w=147&sz=31&tbnid=_9T3_Wk-2ru4rM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=77&hl=en&start=204&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dalan%2Brickman%26start%3D200%26imgsz% 3Dsmall%257Cmedium%257Clarge%257Cxlarge%26svnum%3D 10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN


Moro 
12/19/05 at 01:16 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
On completely unrelated-- yet Christmassy-- note, my Writer's Almanac newsletter says that:

Quote:
It was on this day in 1843 that Charles Dickens (books by this author) published A Christmas Carol.


We now return you to your regularly scheduled Rickmanic drool-fest. 


Camerata 
12/19/05 at 01:04 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
You're, I only see Ar in RH, Kevin Costner is invisible for me  lol
Fortunately for us, the collector DVD has 12 mn with many AR scenes whiwh were cut and it's great because there are a documentary (in which we see AR ) and interviews


Moro 
12/19/05 at 01:04 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Yeah, Hikity, a house elf that's been going heavy on the butterbeer. Got me a whole second keg right here, and I'm itching for a fight. Don't mess with me, I'm pointy-eared and dangerous!

Lucille - I think most of us would agree with you about Teh Sherriff, there. The first time I saw it (I was, what, fifteen or something then?), I remember that although I wasn't a fan at the time, AR made me laugh a lot. That's still true, except that now I find the movie almost completely unwatchable. AR's performance is the only reason I manage to get through it! He still makes me laugh. Especially the way he keeps getting right up close to that statue of himself, with a look like he wants to start snogging it.

Welcome, by the way, and thanks for all the info, from your blog and otherwise! I did my bachelor's degree in video production, and had brief former life as a small-time editor, mainly for departmental stuff at the university. So I'm always interested in the techie aspect of film-- and I love that I'll now have a sort of "insider" perspective on the editing in Snow Cake. I'm really looking forward to seeing what your sister's work is like.

Christina 
12/19/05 at 12:58 PM

Comments:

Hey Sev, i didn`t realise you have to pay for those. But maybe you can just send the link! And *big puppy eyes* you know no one can do turbo as you do, master!


sue 
12/19/05 at 12:58 PM

What is your location? england

Comments:

Thanks Emily for the SnowCake news and  hi and thanks to Lucille too.


SeverinaSnape aka DJEvil 
12/19/05 at 12:45 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Christina I caught that

 

 

Evil AlanRickman, SeverusSnape and LuciousLuciusMalfoy are feeling betrayed

 

and I am CRUSHED!


Christina 
12/19/05 at 12:42 PM

Comments:

Lucille, welcome aboard! And Kevin Costner didn`t know what hit him!


SeverinaSnape aka DJEvil 
12/19/05 at 12:41 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http:///www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Lucille it is not just you. I think that AR generally steals whatever scene he is in just on charisma alone. Add that what seems to be an innate gift at the right characterisation regardless of the part and its no wonder that even pushing 60 his career is blooming.

 

And just what is Mr. Costner doing these days besides having a more interesting private life than a professional one...?

 

Vengence has to be sweet for AR after having his so many of his scenes cut. Given what we do get to see I can only wonder at the gems left out...

 

 


Christina 
12/19/05 at 12:41 PM

Comments:

DJ Evil (though for NO reason I should call you DJ Turbo!

Found it! Let the fun begin!  

http://veepers.bluemountain.com/service/Start?memstat=afu&email=&path=70572&prodnum=3085679&bc=Collections!37699*Talking%20eCards!0&src=bma&adisplay=1&va=0 

Hope the link works. You need to create an account first. It`s free.

 

 

WhoGirl this all "who`s on first, What`s on second" makes me dizzy!!! I had NO ideea you can ahem...do it at the same time! The wonders of Java!  Things will definetly get crazzy from this point on! I bow to your greatness! ups...hope Severina didn`t hear that! ROTFL!!!


Lucille 
12/19/05 at 12:37 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://coolnina97.blogspot.com/

Comments:

Oh yes, his wife.  Damn, I forgot about her. 

PS: Is it just me or does anyone else agree that A.R stole the Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie?  Poor Kevin Costner, he didn't stand a chance.


Marlina 
12/19/05 at 12:36 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alan_rickman_freak.com.friendster.com/rickmesmerized

Comments:

I'm doomed! It's Lucille! Sorry for mistaking in writting your name on the last post! 


Marlina 
12/19/05 at 12:32 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") alan_rickman_freak.blogs.friendster.com/rickmesmerized

Comments:

Thank you for the Snow Cake news!

Love it!

 

Hai Lucelle! You're a very fortunate to have seen Snow Cake!

 

Have to sleep now! Already midnight. Tomorrow is the first day of school after this killer exams!

 


Camerata 
12/19/05 at 12:27 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
I just came back from the shopping. Argh, there were so many people in the stores !!! lol I don't feel  my feet lol

Thank you for the info about SC You're so lucky to have seen it, that's great ! I really look forward to watch it, I hope that it will be released in France too
See you later


CatsPlay 
12/19/05 at 12:24 PM

Comments:

Did I hear my name mentioned?  I'm saying nothing...! 


SeverinaSnape aka DJ Evil 
12/19/05 at 12:20 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Lucille

 

  and welcome!

 

 

Well it certainly looks like it will be a great film and your sister should be very proud of her work on it.

 

LOL may your dreams come true with that barbecue and I hope Mr. Firth doesnt bring his wife

 

 


Emily 
12/19/05 at 12:19 PM

Comments:

Well, Lucille, you'll have to let us know if you ever get the chance to share some barbecue with Mr. Firth (or AR) ... 

 

 Did you happen to look at the press release that I found stating that "Snow Cake" will be released in March 06?  Do you know if this information is correct?


WhoGirl17 
12/19/05 at 12:18 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Christina: He's there, the Phantom of the Chat Roooooooooooom! Hehehehe. I think that if you look a little further down, you'll find that Severina has actually revealed the identity of the ghost! Just read between the lines... tee hee, I'm so coy. Funny how all three Pittsburgh girls have been implicated as the Da Boom Boom Room Ghostie... For any one who's interested, here' the link to the Hitchhiker's sound track on Amazon, where you can listen to a snippet of Marvin's Lament (Reasons to be Miserable). It's a cute technoy kind of song It's the last one, #33.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/samples/B0007Z9RDY/ref=dp_nav_1/104-6601430-0971111?%5Fencoding=UTF8&n=5174&s=music


Lucille 
12/19/05 at 11:52 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://coolnina97.blogspot.com/

Comments:

Hi Emily, I'm flattered that you quoted me, it just makes me realise that people do in fact read stuff that I write, so I need to be ever vigilant about accuracy.

Claudia, I've seen 'Trauma' too, also in a screening.  The benefits of having family or friends in the industry is that you get to see movies for free and get treated like an audience  guinea pig - not that I'm complaining!

Trauma was a complex film, and quite dark, certainly not the feel good feeling one gets from Snow Cake.  But I'm a firm believer in seeing films for myself and making up my own mind, reviews are often opinions and little more.

As far as Colin Firth goes, I'm a huge fan.  I made a complete pratt of myself by going on about how cute I think he is in front of Mark Evans, only to find out that they are good friends.  I asked him to invite me to his next barbecue so that I might extend my appreciation of Mr's Firth's talents more personally :-)

 

Cheers
Lucille


Hikity 
12/19/05 at 11:48 AM

Comments:

Moro, perhaps you are feeling like a houseelf??


Emily 
12/19/05 at 11:40 AM

Comments:

Lucille, I hope it's OK that I quoted your blog. News about "Snow Cake" has been so slow in coming that it was a relief to just find some confirmation that it even exists!  It sounds wonderful. I'm sure there's a lot to be said about Alan's performance. Thank you for posting here and let us know if you object to being quoted!


Claudia 
12/19/05 at 11:40 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Lucille and welcome to our group!  I hope you will stay with us a while.  You're so lucky to have seen SC!  Some of us AR fans have really been looking forward to this film!  I can't wait to see it.  I took a peek at your sister's filmography and I've heard of several of the things listed.  Unfortunately I haven't had to much luck in renting any of the titles.  I did manage to find Trauma (another Marc Evans film) at the online rental place I use and look forward to seeing it.  I have an eye for Colin Firth too!  LOL 

 

  Juliet!  Hope your feeling well! 

 

 

 


Moro 
12/19/05 at 11:28 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Ah ha!  That's the one!  Now my day can continue.  Thanks, Juliet. 

Juliet 
12/19/05 at 11:25 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Having a quick lurk while at work wrapping presents! Stephen Moore voices Marvin in the radio progs.


Moro 
12/19/05 at 11:11 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Holy moly! Ask where everyone is, and they post like mad. It makes me feel strangely powerful. Muhahahaha!

Claudia, WhoGirl (re: them Whad'ya Know links) - You're welcome! Happy to oblige. I didn't know that Stephen Fry did a song on the Hitchhiker's soundtrack. In addition to playing The Book, he narrates the audio book that was released along with he film-- I have it on CD. Maybe that's why he got to do the Marvin song? It wasn't actually SF doing Marvin in the BBC radio version (oooh, Moro's gone all pedantic now)-- I can't remember who it was! Not Peter Jones; he played The Book... Who played Marvin in the original radio series? Someone help me out here.

Chalebh - thank you for the heads up on the Hello yearly vote! I've been wondering about that. We just got a new wireless mouse (very swish), and I'm raring to do some major clickin' on Teh Man's charming visage.

And for the record, Christina, I can state categorically that I am not the mystery visitor to Teh Boom Boom Room. (Love that name! ) In fact, during yesterday's evidently naughty shenanigans poor Moro was up on a chair, tangled in Christmas tree lights and swearing something fierce. She's got a mouth foul as a lorry driver's, I tell ya.

Aaaand thanks to CatsPlay for the heads-up on the Rachel Corrie book. I've been hoping that there'd be a published version of the script out there. Guess what Moro wants for Christmas now, even though she's already had all her presents?

Why do I keep referring to myself in the third person?

Lucille 
12/19/05 at 11:11 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.coolnina97.blogspot.com

Comments:

Hey Guys,

 

I came across your forum, and noticed you've quoted me.  My sister, Mags Arnold, edited the recent Rickman film Snow Cake.

It's a great movie, so do try and see it if you get the chance. I was lucky enough to attend a screening, and as a bit of a Rickman fan I felt very fortunate.  He is fantastic in it, though I'm sure you'd expect nothing less.

Cheers
Lucille
coolnina97.com


Laura 
12/19/05 at 11:05 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a260/LLKK5/P5316924.jpg I hope it has not being posted yet
Claudia 
12/19/05 at 10:54 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

All the thanks for the Snow Cake news goes to Emily!    I think she has special powers in finding AR news!  *grin*

 

Gawd, I can't wait to see this film!  Could it be that the DVD relase would be just in time for my birthday????  *wink*  LOL

 

 

 


Christina 
12/19/05 at 10:41 AM

Comments:

OOO! Rewind! missed a few posts! Emily and Claudia- great news!!!

Oh And this is totally OT but I found this this morning on www.americangreetings.com and thought it was superb! So here`s just a small token of my apreciation for all of you here in the GB! And especially dog-lovers!

http://www.americangreetings.com/popup/wallpaper.pd?prodnum=3090648&f=1024x768.jpg&path=42955&price=0.00&os=Win&


Christina 
12/19/05 at 10:37 AM

Comments:

Hey Ali-Pat thank you very much for your investigations! I knew the site , I found it a while back and was abssolutely thrilled! But I`ll look into that book thingy!  

Hey Laurie, remember our talk the other day about Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and stuff? As you so kindly offered to be my research assistant "on the field" I was wondering if you can help me on this : Picture this little (VERY little) village, actually harbor if possible,with hills around it, a very old and picturesque scenery. The image is very strongly built in my mind so I won`t change it even if I do encounter some geographic "obstacles"! BUT! The thing is I need it to be located near a town. Well not EXTREMELY near! And it doesn`t have to be a really big town, it just has to be not so obscure. Can you find me that? Take your time, I don`t need a quick answer. Let your mind wonder around and when you find a suitable spot let me know! Thank you very very very much in advance! Here`s to the charming North! 

 

Sarah, I for one can`t answer that but if you live in the UK it`s easier because we can co-ordinate. Try in the afternoon. Many times I don`t even find anyone there! But when I do, there`s always WhoGirl, Laurie, Laura, Severina of course, even a few lurkers. Yesterday we had a show, Dee honoured us as well and we had a great time. As I recall it, Laurie said she was laughing so hard she couldn`t see the screen anymore! So there`s always (well except very RARE cases) a merry gang there!

 

Severina - FINE! But soon all secrets will be mine.....!!!!  

Chalebh - I just realised I never really congratulated you for your wallpapers! Very nicely done! You should be proud your work is worth stealing!


CatsPlay 
12/19/05 at 10:37 AM

Comments:

Great Snow Cake news!  Good find.

 

Claudia, I just tried the Discovery Store number and they said the item is not available (Eco Challenge).  I asked if it ever would be available again, and they said, 'after this holiday season' it will be.  The person didn't sound super knowledgeable, though....


Laurie 
12/19/05 at 10:35 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thank you Claudia and thank you Emily for that wonderful news about Snow Cakes! You've made my day!


Sarah 
12/19/05 at 10:35 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Laurie - thanx for clearing that up for me. I popped in a few times this morning but realised that I'm 5 hours or so ahead of most of you as I'm in UK so obviously there was no one in LOL. I'll just keep popping in. Its worth it to see the photos as you're waiting foir it to load up !

 

Claudia - thanx for the info on Snow Cake. I'm quite looking forward to seeing this as my son is autistic and although I know AR will only be acting, it will be good for me to see how someone else copes (for want of a better word) or deals with the situations.


Claudia 
12/19/05 at 10:22 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

CatsPlay the last I heard (which was about a year ago) there was a limited supply of the Eco-Challenge video and you needed to ask for the show by the item number.  If you attempt to order it, please let me know what your findings are so I can update if necessary. 

 

I have the most wonderful Monday news and its all thanks to Emily!!!!  She emailed me with the following Snow Cake news. 

 

2 entertain goes theatrical

The leading UK-owned DVD and video distributor 2 entertain has made three all-rights movie acquisitions and has inked a deal with Momentum Pictures to distribute them theatrically in the UK while 2 entertain handles UK DVD and TV rights.

The first of the titles the West-London based operation, formed late last year, has picked up is the drama Snow Cake starring Alan Rickman and Signourney Weaver and directed by Marc Evans (Resurrection Man).

2 entertain acquired the film from Baby Cow Productions (Marion & Geoff) and plans to release the title theatrically in March 2006 with the DVD to follow four months later.

 

(rest of article snipped)

 

It sounds like this might be just the UK release but thank goodness its a start!  Maybe release elsewhere will soon follow.


Also, she found a blog from the sister of the woman that edited Snow Cake!!!!  coolnina97

 

Here's what she had to say about the film:

Snow Cake
One minute I was laughing, the next close to tears, and then feeling terribly inspired to take life by the cajones. This was how I spent yesterday afternoon while watching a screening of the new film my sister is editing called Snow Cake.

IMDB outlines the plot as: "A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident." It has an excellent cast: Alan Rickman as Alex, Sigourney Weaver as the unforgettable Linda, and Carrie-Anne Moss (from Matrix fame) as Maggie.

This is not a film for people who demand at least three car chases and an explosion to feel really entertained. It is however a touching study of human nature and relationships, with a very uplifting message, and I have no doubt it's going to be well reviewed upon release.

When I worked on Long Acre in Covent Garden I would often see my sister for lunch and she'd show me a scene and asked me if I felt it worked or not, as she poured over every minute detail. To see it all together yesterday was just wonderful, and she's done a brilliant job.

And in case you think I'm being biased, I sat next to the great Jim Clark's (Vera Drake, The Mission, The Killing Fields etc) wife, Laurence, (a film editor herself instrumental in the French film movement in her day), who told me she thought my sis was a wonderful and very talented editor and was glad she had returned to work after having her daughter. I was terribly proud.

 

Thank you Em!!!!!! 

 

 


Laurie 
12/19/05 at 10:20 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Sarah, sorry I didn't answer. I have found that there is no real "set time" . I just go in every once in a while and have been lucky to find people when I do. It seems that from late morning on into the early evening is best. (I'm in the U.S. in the northeast) Weekends seem to be better also. It's hard to figure sometimes because of all of the different time zones.


Ali-Pat 
12/19/05 at 10:06 AM

What is your location? not outside where it is 10 DEGREES, thank goodness

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

CatsPlay, that looks like a new edition of the copy of MNiRC that I have.  The cover is different, but I wonder how much of the text has changed?  Maybe there is additional information in the foreword talking about the two London runs.

 

As for Essential Shakespeare Live, yes--it is out.  I have had mine for about a month now, I think.  Very nice packaging and the excerpts are interesting to listen to, especially if you have been watching Masterpiece Theater and assorted BritComs and mystery shows on PBS for the past 20 years.  Most of your favorite Great British Actors are represented.  Oh yea--and Alan's on it (duh). 

 

Christina--still haven't got any hard evidence for a Closet Land play, but I know at least excerpts of the screen play have been adapted for stage.  Just can't remember where I read it.  In searching, however, I have run across two very interesting things I can recommend.  First off is a chapter from a book called Film Fatales:  Independent Women Directors (edited by Judith M. Redding, publshed by Seal Press in 1997).  The chapter is titled "Radha Bharadwaj, Coming Out of Closet Land" and provides some interesting background to the making of the film.  (Somehow I neglected to add this to my site--Bad Ali-Pat).

 

The other thing of interest is a site called Closet Land Hypermedia Essay that someone did for some class or other.  Its main strength is its many, many audio and video clips from the film.  There is also a synopsis and some reviews.  Not much background info, sadly enough.

 

Okay enough about me--how is everybody this morning?  


Sarah 
12/19/05 at 10:01 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

OK I'm going to be dramatic now cos no one answered me!

Please tell me if you have a set time and day for the chat room cos I missed yesterdays?

That dramatic enough for an oscar do you think! I WAS stamping my feet too ya know

 

Claudia - hope youre feeling better soon

 


CatsPlay 
12/19/05 at 09:49 AM

Comments:

BTW. I finally got around to listening to the Eco Challenge Argentina from the audio page -- soooo delicious!  Seems like a hard to find item.  I wonder if it is still available from the toll free number provided?


Bluebeatbabe 
12/19/05 at 09:33 AM

Comments:
CHALEBHi SEEM TO HAVE A MENTAL BLOCK IN SPELLING YOUR NAME CORRECTLY !
SeverinaSnape aka DJ Evil 
12/19/05 at 09:30 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Claudia,

 

I hope you are on the mend and feeling better.  Nothing is more important than looking after yourself.  But yes, you officially have the Hawtest Chat Room on the net!

 

 

 

Christina - you owe me two cents and some mancandy!

 

There wouldnt be any fun if you knew all the secrets of Teh Boom Boom Room, now would there?


Bluebeatbabe 
12/19/05 at 09:29 AM

What is your location? Sheffield-UK

Comments:
Chabelh,
Thanks for your update on the theatregoers vote... Alan looks in a very strong position.
I wrote to Melanie Parker last week/and Alan.. really just a big thankyou for the photo's from Alan and mentioned the Chelsea Talk and also that I'd voted for him and Megan Dodds in the Awards and a few words about Rachel Corrie.
Dee... your cards are HILARIOUS !!!keep'em coming girl!
Claudia... hope you're now feeling 'in the pink'! I have searched out the Bill Paterson tape but I am having some problems with playback on machine ... I need to try it in another player.. I will keep you posted.. it's looking like it started recording and then has stopped for some unknown reason !
uh:
CatsPlay 
12/19/05 at 09:28 AM

Comments:

Claudia,

 

thanks for the info. Actually, it looks like there may be 2 separate versions of the MNiRC book.....from Amazon.co.uk, one is appended with 'New Edit' and has a later publication date...

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/203-4953297-4072704

 

and actually seems to be available in a number of places,

 

http://isbn.nu/1854599062

 

versus the one that is not the 'new edit'

 

http://isbn.nu/1854598783

 

There also appear to be 2 different covers.  I'm no book expert, so not sure what the differences may be.  Maybe Ali-Pat will have some insight?


Claudia 
12/19/05 at 09:11 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  I am sooooo pleased the chat room is providing so much fun for everyone!  It really is THE place to let down and be as silly and chatty as you want about AR and any other little thing you want to talk about.  I think its helped our guest book reclaim some of its charm.  I really really do appreciate everyone's efforts in using the chat room and I hope the progress will continue.  I apologize for not being in the chat room for a while but lately its been a challenge to sit at the computer for period of time.  But I'm feeling some better and hope to be joining yall some this week. 

 

Dee, the Snape art is wonderful!   Those hands in fingerless gloves!   

 

Thanks for the links Moro.  I had only finished combing the 1999 archives.....so it looks like you really saved me a lot of time! 

 

CatsPlay, that Amazon listing is the same CD that we were talking about a while back. The Essential Shakespeare Live CD has been available from Amazon UK and The British Library  (where I got mine) since October, I think.  I believe Sue bought hers from another place but I can't recall where.   It looks like the American Amazon is a wee bit late in getting this.

 

Thanks for the link for the play script of MNiRC, CatsPlay.  I'm glad its finally coming to the US too!  It has been available at the Royal Court bookshop (as Meeressternchen mentioned) AND its available at Amazon UK as well.   

 

Chalebh, wonderful wallpapers.  Its a shame that someone it trying to profit off of your hard work. But I think you have the right mind set about it.  If someone is crazy enough to buy it...why waste your time and energy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hikity 
12/19/05 at 09:00 AM

What is your location? well, not that ice cold as in Middleland obviously

Comments:

Chalebh, don't exaggerate.... Snowball Fight can't be that cold down there...thanks a lot for you lovely wallpapers, esp. The Dreame from Dr. Johnson, the contemporary of my beloved Will (not of an age, but for all time)
We haven't yet bought a tree, I still need some pressies, I have to watch LA again as I am still not in the right mood, I played truant today in order to buy said pressies, but the weather is so bääääh that I decided to do some chores. What's the matter with me this year??

Catsplay, I've just voted (guess which play as first choice) - you never know. I would love to see it next year.


CatsPlay 
12/19/05 at 08:28 AM

Comments:

IGNORE that, sorry, found another note on another page on the Royal Court website,

 

The Royal Court invites you to select up to five of the most memorable plays for you. The official vote is now over, but please keep sending us your selections.


CatsPlay 
12/19/05 at 08:26 AM

Comments:

Hello Meeressternchen,

 

Could be, I don't know, but the Royal Court Theatre doesn't allow for online ordering so I guess I will just be patient and wait.  Howver, while on the site, I found this -- another opportunity to vote for AR/MNiRC?  Not sure if this is up to date because of the timing noted, but...also, are there other AR performaces at this theater that we should consider?

 

http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/50/default.asp

 

 

The Royal Court invites you to select up to five of the most memorable plays
you’d like us to re-visit as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations in 2006.

Just browse through the list of plays - presented alphabetically by year - and click on your selection.

We hope the list of productions is comprehensive and we’d like to thank the companies
and individuals who have contributed to the Royal Court’s 50 years.

Details of the programme of productions and events for 2006 will be published in October 2005.


Laurie 
12/19/05 at 08:24 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

I had sooo much fun in the chat room yesterday, thank you to all who were there! Yeah Christina, they have a way of leaving us hangin, don't they! LOL

 

CatsPlay, thanks for the info on MNiRC! It's now on my list of things to get after the first of the year.

 

Chalebh, thanks for the update for the What's on Stage voting. Are everyone's fingers ready for the Hello voting to begin?

 

Dee, love the wallpaper, you're awesome!

 

Claudia, hope you're feeling better!


Laura 
12/19/05 at 08:24 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

thank you all for the links. I can't open a couple of them thou. And a big thank you to the girls yesterday in chat, I had so much fun and laughs! INTJ: I wrote you 3 emails,to both your accounts but I guess nothing arrived? I have got your package, THANK YOU! If you're still having troubles with email,are you member of any forum that allows private messages?So we can maybe keep in touch this way...just an idea.

HUGS

Laura


Meeressternchen 
12/19/05 at 08:18 AM

Comments:

Catsplay, regarding MNiRC book, it is actually available now already and since the play's performances directly in the Royal Court Theatre bookshop (downstairs in the bar). Unless I am much mistaken of course...


Christina 
12/19/05 at 07:44 AM

Comments:

Yeah, that`s it, leave me hangin` why don`t you, Severina? ("hangin`"...oh that brings back memories! Isn`t it right, Laurie?)Who is it then? The suspense is killing me!!My 2 cents go on Moro or CatsPlay!


SeverinaSnape aka DJEvil 
12/19/05 at 07:26 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~users

Comments:

Christina 

 

Yep two weeks off! *evil*

 

Sounds like a plan and yes the secret of the ghost has been revealed! (only one very clever ghostie - double the fun *evil*)

 

At least that means in the mornings I need to tend to my housework and running around - so no sleeping in


Sarah 
12/19/05 at 07:13 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

I hear a good day was had by all yesterday in the room. I'm sorry I missed it. Is there a set time and day so we can all get together or is it just pot luck LOL


CatsPlay 
12/19/05 at 07:06 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Severina,

 

I heard that I missed a big day in the chatroom yesterday.  So sorry I missed it!  It sounds exciting *cough*!  I normally stop in there in the evening (Eastern Standard time).


Chalebh 
12/19/05 at 06:58 AM

What is your location? cold, colder, ice cold

Comments:

Hikity: Interesting. the second link show a wallpaper I made about two years ago for www.rickman-snape.de.

 

Here is the link: http://www.rickman-snape.de/wallpapers/ss1.JPG

 

 

I don't complain about such things anymore,  because if you buy such things at ebay, you're stupid and you deserve to waste your money!

 

btw: Here are two other wallpapers I made

 

http://www.rickman-snape.de/wallpapers/ss3.JPG

http://www.rickman-snape.de/wallpapers/ss2.JPG

 

 

Have a nice day
 
Chalebh
http://www.rickman-snape.de/wallpapers/ss1.JPG" target=_blank target=_blank> 

 


Christina 
12/19/05 at 06:29 AM

Comments:

I actually meant evenings by the European time, which should come as ....morning or lunch-time for our American friends?


Christina 
12/19/05 at 06:25 AM

Comments:

wow! Things ARE awfully quiet here! Am I the only one who hasn`t bought ANYTHING for Christmas yet?  (and proud of it!)

To all the ladies in the Boom Boom yesterday, have you found out the identity of our ghost? Maybe Moro just PLAYS the innocent about the chat room!  

Severina, you said you have two weeks off? Great! Maybe we can round up the old gang in the afternoons/evenings!

 

Cheers everyone and thanks Hikity for those links.....Why is it every time I think of that French - Resistence mouse in Valiant who yells "Saaabotaaaaaage!!!!!!!" all the time, suddenly E-bay comes to my mind?

Feeling better, Claudia?  


Hikity 
12/19/05 at 05:42 AM

What is your location? snowy, wet, and cold, brrrrr

Comments:

Hi ladies,

here are the latest (and more) ebay-pics - all wallpapers:

 

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Dee?

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Sorry but I haven't got much time...

Thanks for the great video, Catsplay, and the sweet wallpaper, Dee and all the other links

CU, Hikity


Camerata 
12/19/05 at 05:08 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
I went all the afternoon yesterday  and nobody was here lol
CatsPlay : For the "MNiRC" book, I hope that it will be released in France too
That's great for the play to be on the top of the votes
I really look forward tohave the results for the Most attractive guy of the year !!! But we can't vote for the moment, isn't it ?
Dee : your wallpaper is wonderful !!! Thanxx
Good morning or good afternoon to all of you, it depend of the place where you are lol Me, I'll go shopping with my mother I hate shopping
See you later




SeverinaSnape aka DJ Evil 
12/19/05 at 04:54 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http:/www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Dee!

 

 

Thanks so much for that! Really made my day.

 

 

To all the ladies in Da Boom Boom Room:

 

 

 

Yesterday was SO much fun! And yes I think WhoGirl and I pushed our acting and improvisation skills to the limit

 

CatsPlay we were in there pretty much all day - you missed some rather *cough* interesting *cough* moments...

 


Martina 
12/19/05 at 03:59 AM

What is your location? Munich

Comments:
Hi Chalebh,
I am sure no one forgot the voting for " the most attractive man of the year " because we all know who it is !
We we all vote ! every 15 minutes !
Dee 
12/19/05 at 01:52 AM

Comments:

Here's a gift for Severina Snape and the others who truly, madly, deeply love the chatroom!



Chalebh 
12/19/05 at 01:44 AM

Comments:

Claudia:   Sorry, my reply is so late, but it has been a busy weekend. Just a fortnight until the end of the year. And everybody seems to need everything done before that...

 

CatsPlay: Your video saved my week.

 

 

And here is an update on the voting of the What's on stage awards.

 

Best Solo Performance
Most impressive individual in a one-person show or series of monologues.
Corin Redgrave - Tynan, RSC at the Arts 18.60%
Jefferson Mays - I Am My Own Wife at the Duke of York’s 18.66%
Megan Dodds - My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court 39.48%
Stephen Dillane - Macbeth at the Almeida 23.26%

Best New Play
A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin - at the Theatre Royal Haymarket 24.75%
Coram Boy adapted by Helen Edmundson from Jamila Gaviin's novel - at the NT Olivier 10.78%
Harvest by Richard Bean - at the Royal Court 6.14%
My Name Is Rachel Corrie developed by Katharine Viner & Alan Rickman - at the Royal Court 43.55%
On the Shore of the Wide World by Simon Stephens - at the NT Cottesloe 5.41%
Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute - at the Gielgud 9.38%

London Calling - Best Director
Alan Rickman - My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court 46.40%
Melly Still - Coram Boy at the NT Oliver 2.66%
Michael Grandage - Guys & Dolls at the Piccadilly & Don Carlos at the Gielgud 20.73%
Phyllida Lloyd - Mary Stuart at the Apollo 7.38%
Richard Eyre & Matthew Bourne - Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward 8.12%
Stephen Daldry - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace 14.72%

 

That looks pretty good to me.

 

And I hope you remember that we have a busy January ahead. There will be the voting of the most attractive man of the year.

 

Have a nice week

 

Chalebh


Martina 
12/19/05 at 12:36 AM

What is your location? Munich

Comments:
Thanks CatsPlay ! I preordered Rachel Corrie at amazone.de . I also preordered Someting the Lord made-
the best thing that I will get in January. The other nice thing is the shortage of my unemployment compensation - maybe I find a job next year.
CatsPlay 
12/18/05 at 11:20 PM

Comments:

Found this on Amazon tonight, available April 2006, My Name is Rachel Corrie adaptation by Alan Rickman!  You can preorder now.

 

 

 


CatsPlay 
12/18/05 at 10:58 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Is this the link to the recent Shakespeare CD with AR that I recall Claudia and others saying that was finally released and they received?  Not sure because this one says it isn't released until late Dec...is there another one that was released previous to this?

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0712305246/qid=1134964810/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/002-1136006-9659201?n=507846&s=books&v=glance


WhoGirl17 
12/18/05 at 10:55 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Thanks so much for those links, Moro (aka evil twin sis.  Twins with the same first name?  How tacky...)!  I was gonna start combing through the archives tomorrow for those interviews, but you've saved me some time.  Eddie and Stephen are two my favorite people, besides AR, so yeah! 

 

Also, something I've been wondering:  Anybody know why Stephen Fry does the voice of Marvin in the song "Marvin's Lament" on the Hitchhiker's soundtrack?  I know Stephen did Marvin's voice for the radio program, but that just seems inconsistant with the movie.  Not that I don't like it, because the song is adorable.  But would have loved ot hear AR's version.  Him and Stephen do seem to be voicing a lot of the saem characters, don't they!

 

And yeah, we were all too busy hanging out in the chat room today to post!   to all my sisters in the dueling Alans' Club!  Hehehehe, we get up to far too much mischief in there...tee hee


CatsPlay 
12/18/05 at 10:23 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh, too

Comments:

Moro,

I was kind of wondering the same thing....but haven't noticed anyone in the chatroom either.  Everybody just off scurrying to get ready for the holidays, I guess!


Moro 
12/18/05 at 10:15 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
You're kidding! No one's posted since this morning? Where is everybody today? Is there something going on that I don't know about? Should I be paying more attention to this newfangled "chat room" thing?

For that matter, do I really want to start hanging around a chat room? The last time I did that, I ended up marrying this British guy. Yeah, no kidding.

Claudia - I just so happen to have the archives for both Eddie Izzard's and Stephen Fry's appearances on Whad'ya Know bookmarked, since they were such fun to listen to the first time. Here ya go (unless you found them already): Eddie Izzard, and then Stephen Fry.

Well, I guess it's bedtime for me! Night night, don't let the Die Hard Lego men bite.


Camerata 
12/18/05 at 11:31 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Ok, I'll try to watch some Jack videos

CatsPlay 
12/18/05 at 11:16 AM

Comments:

Camerata,

 

No, I was not saying that Slope has gay mannerisms.  I just see similarities in Jack's mannerisms relative to Slopes -- facial expressions, etc.  You'd have to see Jack in action to know what I meant. 


SeverinaSnape aka DJEvil 
12/18/05 at 11:07 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Hey Dee

 

If you're around look for Christina, Laurie and me in Teh Boom Boom Room....


Camerata 
12/18/05 at 11:03 AM

Comments:
ah ok CatsPlay, thanxx for the information So, do you mean that Slope has gay manners ? LOL

CatsPlay 
12/18/05 at 10:40 AM

Comments:

ARGH -- CORRECTION - JACK is the one with lighter brown hair, who is NOT Grace's roommate.  This is the one whose mannerisms I was comparing to Slope.  Sorry for my typo.


CatsPlay 
12/18/05 at 10:34 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Camerata,

 

Well Will and Jack are both gay in "Will & Grace".  Will is the one with lighter brown hair, not the roomate of Grace.

 

While standing at my washing machine, I had a scary thought about creating a video re-enactment of Die Hard scenes with the little guys.  oooooooooooh boy!  Could be kinda fun.....


Camerata 
12/18/05 at 10:16 AM

Comments:
Claudia : No problem If you have a logo of your site I could put on my website for you it could be cool

Camerata 
12/18/05 at 10:11 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
OMG ! I didn't know that sort of LEGO were made for Die hard, that's so funny ! Thanxx CatsPlay for that picture

I never watch "Will & Grace" but who is Jack in it ? He's the gay guy ?


Claudia 
12/18/05 at 10:10 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hello Sea_Change and leslie. Sorry for my tardiness in welcoming you aboard and I hope you will enjoy our "little" group. 

 

I've been away for a while and its far far far to much for me to get caught up on so I only scanned the first page. 

 

Congrats goes to Cyntilla for winning the Christmas/Hanukkah card contest! 

 

Dee, your wallpaper is great!  Thank you.

 

WhoGirl17, I've searched NPR's archives way back and as far as I know, AR has never done an interview with them.  However, he has been mentioned at least once (maybe more).  Ruby Wax did an interview with Terry Gross back when her book How Do You Want Me? came out.  In fact, she mentions AR a couple of times in her book. 

 

Moro, thanks for the info on Whad'ya Know. I listen to that show as often as I can.  I had no idea Michael Feldman has Eddie Izzard and Stephen Fry on his show.  I'll have to go back and search his archives.

 

Camerata and Leanne, I haven't forgotten updating the Download Haven with your links.  I've just had a difficult time making the time to sit down to update.  I hope the up and coming days off for the holidays will be just what I need to "get er done".

 

Ali-Pat, your Listing Slightly  section is hilarious!  Yall need to also check out Is He Dead Yet page too.   

 

Thank you for the links, emtee.  Those are some really great sites. 

 

The Die Hard toys are to cute, CatsPlay! 

 

I'm so sorry about your family's loss, Lex.  How heartbreaking it must be.  You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

 


CatsPlay 
12/18/05 at 10:07 AM

Comments:

 

http://jewssansfrontieres.blogspot.com/2005/12/rachel-corrie-alive-and-well.html


CatsPlay 
12/18/05 at 08:59 AM

Comments:

Ali-Pat,

 

I couldn't resist and ordered Captain Al (twinkie), John McClane and Showdown Hans Gruber.  I will take some pics when they come.  I wanted to get the ho-ho-ho dead terrorist but it was out of stock.  And I do think they black haired guy with the beard (don't recall his name -- who tries to bargain with Hans stupidly and Hans shoots) looks very realistic.

 

Also, I had said the company doesn't make them anymore but I think that was wrong - I think they are actually a new item.  There are also sets of them on ebay a bit cheaper, but none containing the combo of guys I wanted.


Ali-Pat 
12/18/05 at 06:56 AM

What is your location? still up too early

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

CatsPlay, those DH figures are so far beyond cool they deserve several of these: 

 

Much as I love the Hans figures, I got a special kick out of the Twinkie-holding Sgt. Al and the dead terrorist with his eyes Xed out.  What a hoot!

 

(and here I thought my shopping was done!)


Ali-Pat 
12/18/05 at 06:51 AM

What is your location? up too early

Comments:

Lex, I am very sad to hear of the passing of your sister-in-law.  It is especially cruel to have to bear such a loss at this time of year.  Wishes of strength to all who knew and loved her.


Laura 
12/18/05 at 04:58 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

LEX

I am really sorry for your family's loss, huge hugs to you and husband , I don't know what happened to your husband's sister but I hope she didn't suffer.

Condolences to all the family

sorry for my poor english, my best thoughts are for you


Christina 
12/18/05 at 02:26 AM

What is your location? On Hoth with my imperial troops! Moro..come out come out wherever you are!

Comments:

Lex - The passing of someone so young seems unbearable. I think you and your husband both need each other as much as possible during these difficult times. Keep your chin up and take care of your family, you never know when they can leave you forever. My most sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

 

Moro - Oh be sure I`ll keep you posted! I just need the time to sort out my ideas, find the right angle of aproach and the most important thing of all, find the time. It`s odd isn`t it, how with each passing day of your life you get the feeling that time does indeed dilate. But anyway, thanks for the words of encouragement, I treasure them greatly!

 

Catsplay - didn`t that store have cameras?! You should be banned from now on from any place that containes boxes and the slightest hint to the man!  Oh yes, a flat nose...actually they seem to have no nose at all! Kinda Voldemort style, don`t ya think?


SeverinaSnape 
12/18/05 at 12:04 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Lex I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband at this most difficult time.


Moro 
12/17/05 at 11:48 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Yeah, CatsPlay, I can kind of see the Jack thing in Slope. Or the Slope thing in Jack. But I can't quite put my finger on why. Might be because it's quarter to midnight, and I've had a glass or two of wine this evening. I'm listing a bit toward the suggestable.

I still haven't got through all of Barchester Chronicles. I think I've got three episodes to go, yet. It's strange-- I found myself enjoying the cast and their performances immensely, and at the same time I found myself wishing that they were all performing in something, anything else. There's something about that kind of vaguely comic Victorian morality play that I just can't stomach. There's a heavy-handedness and artificiality about it that makes me lose interest after a while. I don't know.

Moro 
12/17/05 at 11:36 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Hello there! Finally done with a hard day's shopping and hall-decking. Though I really don't know why I bother with the latter, as the festivities will inevitably take place at someone else's house. At least the cats will be home to appreciate the fake greenery.

Dee, I think you must be trying to kill me. That wallpaper gave me palpitations.

Lex - Thank you (again) for sharing that story! I love hearing about stuff like that. I'm very sorry to hear about your sister-in-law; take care, dear.

Christina - Yes, do! I'm so glad to hear you've decided to take up your writing again. I know all too well how easy it is not to allow yourself to write (or ask anything more of yourself-- I like how you put that), and it's especially hard to find the time for it when you're a student. It took me a long time to convince myself that it's a worthwhile pursuit in its own right; I wasted a lot of time trying to find an occupation to justify my professional existence, rather than just letting myself just do what I wanted to do in the first place-- not to mention what I went to graduate school for, for heaven's sake! The point being that you do have to sort of give yourself permission to get on with it-- I'm glad you have.

While you have a lot of academic obligations to worry about, this is actually a good time to take it up again; being at university does give you an opportunity not just to find some time to write (strangely enough!), but to find people (professors, etc.) who can support you in the endeavour. I'm in a lucky position, in that I not only have the time to devote myself to it, but am with someone who's willing to support me financially while I do. Not many writers have that luxury-- the business of living and bill-paying tends to get in the way. Let me know how it goes! I'll be happy to give you feedback, or just talk about it, when you feel you need it. Hello Kitty back at you, miss.


Dee 
12/17/05 at 10:56 PM

Comments:

Lex - I'm so sorry for your loss! Prayers of peace and healing for your family. I sent you an email, just in case the last one was lost too. Let me know when/if you get it.

 

CatsPlay - Those little figures are so cute! Hans is wearing that gorgeous, double-breasted suit and his hair is very foofy! But the profile of that lovely nose seems a bit flat...


CatsPlay 
12/17/05 at 10:00 PM

Comments:

I'm in the midst of watching the Barchester Chronicles, and something kept nagging at me -- as I watched AR's facial expressions, look & mannerisms.  I kept thinking that he reminded me very much of someone I know....but couldn't place who it was.  Finally, I think I have come up with it -- Slope somehow distinctly reminds me of the character Jack McFarland on the TV show "Will & Grace".

 

Now, Jack is a silly boy and extremely unlike AR's Slope -- but I think it is in the facial expressions and mannerisms somehow that I am making this association...

 

Does anyone else remotely see this??  Or am I completely nuts??

 

BTW, LOVING AR in this.  Something I feel that I am going to have to watch a few times to really absorb.


CatsPlay 
12/17/05 at 08:31 PM

Comments:

I have a funny shopping story I have to share -- it is on topic!  Was in a store called MediaPlay with my 11 year old son, in the toy section.  Some little boxes caught my eye, because they were called 'Die Hard PALZ'.  They appeared to be little figures about 1.5 - 2 inches tall, and upon reading the boxes further, I was amazed to find that there were 14 different DIE HARD characters available -- including HANS GRUBER, and a second one called SHOWDOWN HANS GRUBER.

 

They were only $5.99, but the boxes were completely sealed and you could not see inside.  There were about 10 of these boxes there.  Worse yet, there was no labeling whatsoever on each box to say what figure was inside! 

 

I was frantic -- knowing that I was possibly within inches of such a fun Hans collectible -- but I refused to buy one because there was only a slim chance that Teh Man's figure was actually inside one of these boxes!  One of the strongly sealed boxes accidentally *cough* popped open in my hand, and amazingly, the completely opaque black plastic that the figure was wrapped in inside also became rippped *cough cough *, so I was able to at least see a figure.   Alas, it appeared to be John McLane (drats).  I couldn't risk any more boxes 'falling' open *coughing fit*, so I wrote down the website information that was on the box in the hopes of investigating further when I got home.

 

The manufacturer is www.palisadestoys.com, but apparently they no longer make this line of toys.  But, I was able to find them on another site.  Here is the whole collection...

 

http://www.toywiz.com/btobcohapafi.html

 

Kind of silly, but also something fun to perhaps sit on my computer screen!  Thinking of getting one...

 

Palisades Toys Die Hard Trilogy PALz Series 1 <b>"Showdown" Hans Gruber Figure </b> <br><i><B><font color="red">New!</font></i></b>
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Palisades Toys Die Hard Trilogy PALz Series 1 <b>Hans Gruber Figure </b> <br><i><B><font color="red">New!</font></i></b>

 

 


CatsPlay 
12/17/05 at 08:18 PM

Comments:

Lex,

 

My sincere deepest sympathies to you and your husband....


Laurie 
12/17/05 at 06:58 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Lex, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers.


Camerata 
12/17/05 at 06:07 PM

Comments:
Lex - I'm really sorry for your husband and you too Courage

Thea 
12/17/05 at 05:36 PM

Comments:

Lex, you and your husband and the rest of your family are in my thoughts.


Marlina 
12/17/05 at 04:47 PM

Comments:

Lex~ I'm sorry for you and your husband loss.


Camerata 
12/17/05 at 04:32 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
I love this photo, he's so cute on it Thanxx

I'm angry beause he went to Paris to the premiere and I hadn't been there. Why ? Why ? Arghh. Stupid me !!!! LOL


Lex 
12/17/05 at 04:05 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Dee, I am currently unsure of the adequacy of my e-mail account hence my posting here. I did not forget about the exchange programm and I will, as promised, investigate further - all I must ask of you is to give me a few more days.

Hubbies younger sister died in hospital the night you sent me your request and we'll have to drive town to Portsmouth for the funeral. I won't be able to talk to s.o. at CILIP/LIS or make sure to send the other possibilities you asked for until next week.

Moro, Vicki, Christina and especially Satai: Thank you so much for your nice words and wishes. (Your postings a couple days ago)

To all of you







Laura 
12/17/05 at 02:40 PM

Comments:
CatsPlay and Dee, I loved your video and wallpapers, thank you!
Marlina 
12/17/05 at 02:36 PM

Comments:
Catsplay~ I think you mean Martina.. LOL
CatsPlay 
12/17/05 at 02:25 PM

Comments:

You're right, they both are good Marlina!


Martina 
12/17/05 at 02:05 PM

Comments:
Why is reality so much better ? I got a lot of fantasies about Alan- believe me they are better than reality.
CatsPlay 
12/17/05 at 01:15 PM

Comments:

Forgot to say, nice wallpaper, Dee.  Reality is so much better!


Marlina 
12/17/05 at 12:44 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Welcome aboard Sea_Change and leslie!

Hope both of you enjoy your stay

 

the pictures are awesome.. Was it taken when he's in argentina?

 

Dee~ *Snort* That's cute

 

Catsplay~ I'm still downloading it (your video)! It's not my fault! *pointing her dial-up modem*

 

:laugh:

 

 


WhoGirl17 
12/17/05 at 11:54 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Ok, Moro, this is starting to get scarry!  I am a high priestess in the church of Eddie Izzard!  And we have the same first name?  This is crazy!  Although, instead of being named for that Alman Brother's song (which I would have prefered) I was named after a character in a book that my mother hated!  What a way to give a writer her name!  Anway, soul sister, sound slike we have much to discuss.  Hehehehe.


CatsPlay 
12/17/05 at 10:54 AM

Comments:

Christina

 

I did not compose the lyrics.  I used a site called www.instasong.com, where the provide a service that you create from pre-made choices to make a customized song.     So I didn't have complete control over what the lyrics said (like I wouldn't have said the part about 'dance lessons so you don't suck', that's for sure)!  But yes, I think it does say 'I got you this crappy tune' (right at that point when he raises his eyebrow.  Hope that helps.


Christina 
12/17/05 at 10:51 AM

Comments:

Emtee, that was new to ME so another one for your list! thanks a lot for the links!

Dee - Ooooooo!!!! Foofyness strikes again! With a vengance!  

Catsplay - can you give me a transcript of those lyrics you used? Pretty please? Oh and...was it just me or was that a "but instead I got this crappy tune"?! Oh that is hilarious!


Dee 
12/17/05 at 10:25 AM

Comments:

CatsPlay, Moro -- A girl mentions a bad hair day and you get all "foofy" on me!! gee...  Hope this makes amends! *bows, hoping for forgiveness*



emtee 
12/17/05 at 10:18 AM

What is your location? US

Comments:

CatsPlay - I was hoping that last one of audio clips would be new to not only Sea_Change, but also to others.  I found it about a month ago, a little over 1 year into my obsess--- I mean "enthusiasm" for AR and love it.  I was hoping it might be new to others, too, in return for all the great info and resources everyone shares.  This is one of the sites that I think is from some folks who post here, but I'm not certain. 

 

Rebecca - THANK YOU for posting Red Tango's link!!! I was trying to find it from her main site (J'adore her work!) and couldn't manage it.  Of course, the fact that I was doing it at 4:30 a.m. probably didn't help.  I was hoping someone on the GB would post it and you've done the trick.  Merci!  Her site is one of my favorites!

 

emtee

 

 


CatsPlay 
12/17/05 at 09:21 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Ali-Pat, yes, after grumbling "where is Slope?" to myself yesterday I recalled that wonderful list from your site, and saw that I had a mere 1 hour and 53 minutes to wait! 

 

Christina - well, I enjoy making the videos so I am sure there will be more in the future!


Christina 
12/17/05 at 09:10 AM

Comments:

Ali-Pat - Yes it was I who asked about CL being a play. In my search I found some piccies from what was clearly either another movie either from the stage. I think someone gave me a name a couple of days back but my memory`s no good! Thanks for the help in finding it!


Ali-Pat 
12/17/05 at 09:05 AM

What is your location? home, home, home at last

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

CatsPlay, not only is AR's entry in BC a late one, it is the LATEST one.  I have been keeping track here.

 

Thanks for the stone wall info from (??? I forget).  Still, it's a d***ed handsome wall, not to mention the human in front of it.

 

Someone a while back asked if CL had ever been a play and I am still trying to track down that factlet.  I believe that a series of scenes were adapted from the screenplay to a stage version for some class or seminar, but I haven't found the cite yet.  Stay tuned!

 

All done doing this,

and ready to do this now.


Christina 
12/17/05 at 09:00 AM

Comments:

Hey Sea-Change! (BTW, love that nick!) Welcome aboard! And bring the nice sunny weather with you as well!

 

Gee, now that`s a nice name-story Moro! Uummm, and the Snape Investigations would definetly be a bomb on the market! Here`s to another great project! 

 

Oh and speaking of which, I was wondering....Catsplay? Can we have another video for New Years`s? And maybe his birthday? And Easter too? And maybe St. Patrick`s day?

On a very serious tone now: After the discussion re:writing we had, Moro, I decided that as soon as I have some free time on my hands and my ideas settle in as they should, I may resume writing myself. It`s been to long since I did anything for myself. I`m just tired of always worrying for mundane tasks. Have I studied enough to pass that next exam or are the windows clean or what shoes should I wear tomorrow, that sort of thing. I think I may have lost my path there, giving in to the ordinary things that seem to take over our lives once we stop asking for more from ourselves. Thanks for reminding me of that. This calls for a....aaa...yes, you know what! A hello kitty hug!  (But still, watch your back you never know when I may strike! )


rebecca 
12/17/05 at 08:47 AM

What is your location? not doing the 5 million things I need to start on

Comments:

Sea Change,

 

If you want to have guaranteed cramps all day from laughing your tush off, go to:

 

  http://www.alanrickmangallery.com

 

go....you'll see...

 

 


CatsPlay 
12/17/05 at 08:41 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Emtee,

 

Thanks for that list of links.  I am so excited because the last link, with all of the audio clips is new to me.  How fun it will be to make a CD containing all of them -- to play in my car....!


Sarah 
12/17/05 at 07:55 AM

What is your location? UK feeling rough and poorly

Comments:

Hey Sea_Change I'm relatively new to the infatuation that is Alan Rickman but I have been made very welcome in this group. I'm more of a lurker anyways but when I do post I'm made to feel more than welcome to.

What I'm trying to say is, just jump right in and post away

 to everyone for a great group!


Camerata 
12/17/05 at 07:43 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
If you want I made many caps of Alan DVD on my website, it's only on the french part for the moment, films category, after you click on the movie you want, I have only  made from Die hard to AABA, except Closet land and Bob Roberts for the moment

leslie 
12/17/05 at 07:34 AM

Comments:
im only 20 and AR is probably old enough to be my dad but who cares????????I DONT...!!!!!!!he's fabolous...great guy...love him..!!!!!!!
nice site.,the clips are great!!!keep it going....


leslie 
12/17/05 at 07:30 AM

What is your location? manila,philippines

Comments:


Moro 
12/17/05 at 06:50 AM

What is your location? The planet Hoth, now, so Christina should be just fine. (Looks like Hoth out my window, anyhoo. Bleah.)

Comments:
Hey, Sea-Change! Outsider, outschmieder. Just jump right in. That's what I did, and now look at me. (Erm... )

WhoGirl - What's really weird is that-- as I see from your blog-- we share a first name as well. But can you say your parents named you for that annoying Allman Brothers song (more commonly known to our British friends as "the theme from Top Gear," a fact which my hubby just loooves to point out to me, repeatedly)?

They were hippies. What can I say.

I don't know that AR's ever done NPR (abbreviation overload, there). But I have heard both Stephen Fry and Eddie Izzard interviewed on Whad'ya Know? before-- they seem to like British entertainers a lot on that program. You never know!

There's my possibly-separated-from-Claudia-at-birth coinky-dink: I love Eddie Izzard, too. One of the first presents hubby ever wooed me with was a VHS copy of Glorious. Romantic, eh?

Oh, and Christina - she (JKR) did say that she's moving into mystery novels. Harry Potter, Private Eye would be kind of cool, no? Better still: Severus Snape Investigates (the sequel to Snape on a Plane).

Inbredwaffle 
12/17/05 at 06:38 AM

Comments:

Crawling out of lurkdom to say that was great CatsPlay!!! It really made my day..Thank you!!!!

Oh and  Ladies!!


emtee 
12/17/05 at 04:58 AM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Hi Sea-Change Laura!

 

Well, you've certainly found one of the best sites by being here at Claudia's, but there are some other fun places, as well.  I hope at least one of these is new to you.  There are other good sites, but I'll let others do some recommending, too!

 

Welcome aboard,

emtee

 

Kudos to anyone involved with the content of these sites, if they are viewing this entry! 

1.  http://www.livejournal.com/community/ar_daily/  is a picture posting Live Journal community.

 

2.  http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=serpenatrix  Serpenatrix's Live Journal has many fun-spirited detailed examinations of AR and his features, including his hands.

 

3.  http://zootycoonlady.tripod.com/alan/index2.html

Helen's Slightly Weird Alan Rickman site is a lot of fun.

 

4.  http://photobucket.com/albums/v73/LunarFlame/Alan%20Rickman/ LunarFlame's photobucket has a lot of pictures.

 

5.  http://www.alan-rickman.nl/index.html Has a lot of screen caps of his movies, among other features.

 

6.  http://www.bewitchingways.com/alan.htm  This site features a great deal of audio captures from movies.

 

 


Sea_Change 
12/17/05 at 03:53 AM

What is your location? Metairie, LA

Comments:

Hi there!

I'm relatively new to the wonders of Alan Rickman...not too new, but new enough. I've been immensely enjoying the website and downloads that I have been able to find. I wonder though, can you point me in the direction of other fabulous AR sites? I mean, can one ever really get enough of him? I know I can't.

I'm never good at writing a first hello into a close-knit community (which this seems to be) that I am a stranger, an outsider, to...but fail as I may, Hello.

Peace and Love,

Laura

PS Happy Christmas!


Christina 
12/17/05 at 03:10 AM

Comments:

Correction : I WOULD rather like to see HP as some HP character! (hey they got the same initials! )


Christina 
12/17/05 at 03:08 AM

What is your location? Hiding on Tatooine from Moro....shhhh!

Comments:

This is very frustrating! The momment I wanna sai "Mornin!" You all go to bed! Well at least I can greet Sue that way (and our European friends here) and tell her just how much I liked her new art! The layout is wonderful! I see you got pretty hooked by those wall piccies! I don`t blame you!

 

"The miracle of the Harry Potter series is that it keeps getting better. The genius of Ms. Rowling was her decision (probably never even seriously considered at the time) to follow Harry through his schooling. As a result, Harry's fans have never left him behind. The question is whether Ms. Rowling will be bound to him for life, as Arthur Conan Doyle was bound to Sherlock Holmes." (Stephen King)

 

I like that parallel. I actually rather see Harry as some Hercule Poirot character! I still can`t believe she`s writing seven. I DO hope she won`t go for the Hamlet ending as she teased before! (*Marvin-like* This will all end in tears, I just know it...)

 

Hey Claudia, I had the most peculiar dream last night! That you changed the graphics on this GB and it was all ...ahem...safari-like! Erm,don`t do that! Ever! Just dreaming of it was bad enough!


kathy 
12/17/05 at 02:06 AM

Comments:

Whogirl--I listen to NPR also and have searched their archives and have never heard a peep of an interview with AR.  Diane Rheem or Terry Gross would do a great job of it if he would allow it.


WhoGirl17 
12/17/05 at 01:08 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

"(I love The Who, too. And Bowie! The rapidly expanding common ground here is staggering! Does this make me your evil twin or something? )"

 

Are you kidding, Moro?  How could an anglophiliac writer who lives in Pittsburgh and loves The Who, David Bowie, and Alan Rickman possibly be evil!  We were seperated at birth for sure!

 

Quick question:  Does anyone know if AR's ever done anyinterviews for NPR?  I ask because I have to listen to NPR all day at work and I thought that if he had done something in the past, I might be able to keep an ear out for something in the future (oh please, let there be something in the future!  How I would love to be sitting at my desk and then suddenly hear those chocolate tones issuing forth from the speakers!)


Alfan 
12/17/05 at 12:50 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Catsplay,,,,,oh but when he does show up, its totally awesome. I didnt like Slope from the moment i laid eyes on him, but Alan, now thats a different story, he is amazing as Obedia.


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 11:14 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Watching Barchester Chronicles....Episode 2 already -- still no Alan -- another of those 'late entries...?'


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 10:53 PM

Comments:

Dee -- not a good hair day -- you'd better get your glasses checked, girlie...!  Wha???  Don't get me going on the hair ....that casual flip on the upper front -- it all just looks --perfect to me!!


Moro 
12/16/05 at 09:41 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Regarding a certain group of pictures, Dee opined:

Quote:
I'm not so sure it was a great hair day...


Ohh, but it was teh hair that did it for me there.   And the smile. And the jacket. Actually, the whole thing. But then I'm one of the few in that group who does like the dual-tone-panda look. I think it's actually more a case of bad lighting, at least in some of them there photos, than a bad dye job.

(She said, really elevating the level of discussion, there. Heh.)
Moro 
12/16/05 at 09:27 PM

What is your location? The Death Star. Bring it on, Christina!

Comments:
Do not underestimate the power of the Hello Kitty, Christina. Your overconfidence is your weakness. 

That was why you couldn't destroy me before.  That's why you won't bring me to your Emperor now.

It's so sad:  I know the whole thing.  Not just the first movie, either.  Ohhhh dear.

That picture you asked about looks like a Hello mag scan of the "Most Attractive Men so far" list.  Does anyone know when the yearly vote starts?  I've got an itchy mouse finger here ready to do some major clickin' for you-know-who, and I don't mean Ralph Fiennes.


becky 
12/16/05 at 09:00 PM

Comments:

I love alan rickman he is the hottest man alive!! I especially loved him in love actually


Dee 
12/16/05 at 08:40 PM

Comments:

Sue - That red wallpaper is beautiful!

 

Chalebh - Yes! Thanks for sharing those! You did a wonderful job with the graphics -- and the info you added was a great touch!

 

CatsPlay/Sue/Juliet - Thanks for sharing those photos from the autograph session! His outfit is hot and his smile is perfect! I'm not so sure it was a great hair day...but yum...!

 

Christina/CatsPlay - The more Rasputin photos I see, the more I like them! Steaming! I put the film on my Christmas list and hope Santa is generous!


Julie 
12/16/05 at 07:42 PM

What is your location? cold and snowy Michigan

Comments:

 

This is new to me.  It's an article about the evening with Jon Stewart.  (Please don't throw tomatoes if it's already been posted!!)

 

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/reviews/article333340.ece


sue 
12/16/05 at 06:33 PM

What is your location? england

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Just popped in to say I have a new layout and a new John Gissing paper at my Journal


Christina 
12/16/05 at 05:36 PM

Comments:

You just don`t give up, do you Moro? Enduring Hello Kitty, ha?  Fine! Then it begins!  

Hey! Anybody knows something about this?  

 

 

Well I`m gonna  (curtoasy of rickmansweb) now and go to sleep! Nighte everyone!


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 04:34 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

FYI, after further investigation, the lead about AR asking a question during the Jon Stewart Question & Answer does not seem to be accurate.  Sorry for any confusion.


Moro 
12/16/05 at 03:51 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Christina - Actually, I was thinking you look like Darth Vader's evil twin. 

*runs*  


Christina 
12/16/05 at 03:18 PM

Comments:

Quote : "Christina cackled"! What do I look like to you, Moro? A Sad Hen or something?!  I would have said Cerebral, but my currently state of mind prevents that!  Juliet and Sue - UPS! Had no idea about those pics! They`re great BTW! That jacket!!! weou!


Moro 
12/16/05 at 02:22 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Teh heh, "botophucket."  Heheheh. 

Working now.  Thanks CatsPlay, sue, and Juliet (who isn't here but that's okay).  'Scuse me while I go wring my socks out.




CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 02:06 PM

Comments:

Botophucket....good one!


sue 
12/16/05 at 02:03 PM

Comments:

Those pix are Juliets taken at Bowness. At the time she didn't have a method of hosting pix so I hosted them so she could share on Suzanne's page. As I said I cannot access that  Netspage account very easily which is why I went over to Botophucket.


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 02:03 PM

Comments:

Moro (and Sue),

 

No, I didn't feel comfortable doing that, since they obviously belonged to someone (and now we know - Sue!).  That's why I posted links to them.   They are slow to load but do load.  Sue, sorry, I was just expanding upon the previous poster's findings.  Hope this was OK.


Moro 
12/16/05 at 01:59 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
I mean, snooped off sue's grigorisgirl account.  Sorry.

Or sue could just repost 'em somewhere for me.  Hint.  Nudge. 


Moro 
12/16/05 at 01:58 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Hey, CatsPlay, is there any chance that you grabbed that series of pics you snooped (off the "grigorisgirl" site) and, erm, stuck 'em in your photobucket album or something? I was counting on a nice hour or so of sighing and melting into my socks AHEM that is to say, picture-inspection, but the server seems to be down.  Can't load the links, waaah.

sue 
12/16/05 at 01:57 PM

Comments:

Hey!! Who's snooping in my grigorisgirl netscape account??? How did you get in there, I can't even get in there these days!!


Laura 
12/16/05 at 01:54 PM

Comments:
oooohhhhh thank you for the links to the pics CatsPlay! Great way to end the day
Christina 
12/16/05 at 01:52 PM

Comments:

Hey thanks a lot Catsplay! Meanwhile I`m checking out this site . www.rickmanworld.ru It takes ages to load and it`s entirely russian but maybe I`ll dig something up. Though I think I`ve been here before!


Moro 
12/16/05 at 01:44 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Christina cackled:

Quote:
OOO! that reminds me of a rather twisted HP theory ragarding a certain EVIL WEASLEY TWIN! Moro, do you have reddish hair?


Nope. Blonde. Sorry.

What theory? Geez, I miss everything.

Who am I?! Where am I?! What year is this?! AAAIGH!


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 01:41 PM

Comments:

Christina,

You can get a larger of that Rasputin pic here

 

http://www.alamy.com/thumbs/3/{8551F11D-945F-40F5-BA14-1D742F6CEBA3}/AFRN86.jpg


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 01:38 PM

Comments:

If you snoop, you can find a bunch of large ones there, quite nice, too

 

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/grigorisgirl/RJuliets5.jpg

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/grigorisgirl/RJuliets6.jpg

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/grigorisgirl/RJuliets4.jpg

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/grigorisgirl/RJuliets3.jpg

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/grigorisgirl/RJuliets2.jpg

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/grigorisgirl/RJuliets1.jpg

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/grigorisgirl/RJuliets7.jpg

 

 

 

 


Christina 
12/16/05 at 01:38 PM

Comments:

And another thing! does anyone here have this a little....BIGGER? 

Wow! Just checked out REX Features`s stock! There are so many pictures there that I haven`t seen! Too bad you need an account!


Christina 
12/16/05 at 01:29 PM

Comments:

Hey, I haven`t seen this one so big before!

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/grigorisgirl/RJuliets4.jpg


Laura 
12/16/05 at 01:27 PM

Comments:

thank you CatsPlay.I'm going to see both your clip and the link


Christina 
12/16/05 at 01:00 PM

Comments:

OOO! that reminds me of a rather twisted HP theory ragarding a certain EVIL WEASLEY TWIN! Moro, do you have reddish hair?


Moro 
12/16/05 at 12:39 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Got it now, WhoGirl-- thanks. And good stuff it is, too!

Oh! I get it now (the name). You'd think, after seeing your profile, I'd have made the connection. But, no. Apparently I need these things explained to me veeerry slowly. What a maroon. (I love The Who, too. And Bowie! The rapidly expanding common ground here is staggering! Does this make me your evil twin or something? )

WhoGirl17 
12/16/05 at 12:26 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.myspace.com/whogirl17

Comments:

Thanks emtee, Moro, and Christina!  I'm glad you liked my little except, and thanks for the feedback.  It really helps.  Moro, if you go to my MySpace page (listed above) you should be able to access my blog from there.  It's on the upper right hand side of the page.  And by the way, although I do enjoy Dr. Who, the "who" in my SN is for the band.  Now if only I could get The Who to play the theme song from Dr. Who...hehehe


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 12:24 PM

Comments:

I use a program called ProShow Producer

 

http://www.photodex.com/products/producer/

 

However, there are a number of other utility type programs required that I use for obtaining and properly converting and formatting the video content.


Laura 
12/16/05 at 12:20 PM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

Catsplay and Beth,

what program do you use to make your videos?


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 12:18 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Christina,

 

I am so glad I could brighten your day with the video!  I have watched it like a million times.  You can't believe the enjoyment I got out of making it -- handpicking my favorite moments, timing them with the music, zooooooming in *cough* -- it was a real labor of love.  The site to make the custom song is www.instasong.com.  It cost $4.95 to make the song but to me it was worth it.  Only thing is you can't 'entirely' control the lyrics, so there were a few dumb things that I would have preferred said something else.


Christina 
12/16/05 at 12:15 PM

Comments:

OH MY GOD! Catsplay!!!!!!! *fainting before findind the right words*

That is simplu SUPERB! extraordinary! Totally awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was definetly worth the wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Are those enough? How did you that? the customized song? WICKED!!!!


Moro 
12/16/05 at 11:59 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Oh, sue, you're gonna love A Christmas Carol. Patrick Stewart is a marvellous actor and storyteller! Much laughter as well as (to quote AR from somewhere or other) "lack of breathing" on the audience's part the night I went. I do hope you managed to get better seats than I did, though! Then again, what do you want for £20 quid?

I envy London its rich theater culture, too-- I wish I had more opportunity to attend the kinds of performances that I was so lucky to see during my trip! Pretty slim pickin's round these parts, unfortunately; Pittsburgh has a terrific symphony and ballet, and a vibrant visual arts community. But unless you want to see a big musical (I usually don't), its theater offerings leave something to be desired-- surprising, considering how many dramatic arts programs are on offer at the colleges and universities around here.
Moro 
12/16/05 at 11:46 AM

What is your location? In the ZONE! A veritable creative groove! At last! Hooray!

Comments:
CatsPlay said:

Quote:
If anyone finds details on [AR's alleged question to Jon Stewart], please share.


I second that! I like getting into Teh Man's brain. I mean that in a purely intellectual sense, of course. Not in a creepy, zombie-cannibal sense.

This is me:

...because today I'm writing well for once! Not to toot my own horn or anything, but, Go, Me! Yeah!
sue 
12/16/05 at 11:45 AM

Comments:

Thanks for the Mesmer pic CatsPlay, don't think I've seen that before.

Yes, Claudia, I realise that we are very lucky living 40 miles from London and being able to go see these wonderful plays and actors. Mind you I can't afford to go as often as I'd like and Public Transport takes the edge off things when you are worried you are going to miss the last train. Just to compound mattters further, I have tix for Patrick Stewart doing his one man Christmas Carol on the 29th!


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 11:25 AM

Comments:

Not sure if this is accurate, but I read on another site today that AR asked a question during the question and answer period at the Jon Stewart event.  If anyone finds details on this, please share. 


Thea 
12/16/05 at 10:29 AM

Comments:

Claudia, treat yourself and rent the 1945 version of Blithe Spirit with Rex Harrison.  It's worth it just to watch Margaret Rutherford as Madame Arcati.  I checked (knowing that you're a Netflix addict, as am I), but Netflix doesn't carry it.  Blockbuster, maybe?  I think I got my copy from the library.

 

Thanks for the info, Moro.

 

CatsPlay:  great video!


snaples 
12/16/05 at 10:17 AM

Comments:

CatsPlay, thanks for the wonderful video. You really are a pro. fantastic job, I'll add it to my Christmas Classics.


Claudia 
12/16/05 at 10:16 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the info on Noel Coward, Moro.  I've never seen Blythe Spirit on stage but I've read the play and its definitely a good read. 

Chalebh, I have StLM, JK, and Mesmer for you.  I don't have my copy of AABA right now.  Its on loan but if someone doesn't scan it for you before I get it back, I'll do it then. 

 

Here's the other three:

 

Judas Kiss

http://s57.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1TCDXA7YHHLJP1I5ACQGV5BE0C

 

Mesmer

http://s42.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0C48MAV2SS3D722GZKNAF133W1

 

Something the Lord Made

http://s42.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2BOZW28BRUFS702HHT4SS3R9D3

 


Camerata 
12/16/05 at 09:12 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
CastPlay : I thought that it was a photo lol
I've watched it 2 hours ago and wooow, what a wonderful video ! Great images and effects Thanxx


Moro 
12/16/05 at 09:02 AM

What is your location? Not a working frame of mind yet....

Comments:
Thought this little tidbit I found might interest y'all. I got it from a little online newsletter I subscribe to called The Writer's Almanac. It's basically the online version of the five-minute daily radio program on NPR, hosted by Garrison Keillor-- he reads a poem and and gives the audience a few literary and historical notes for the day. This was one of today's literary notes:

Quote:
It's the birthday of Sir Noël Coward, (books by this author) born in Teddington, England (1899). He wrote Private Lives (1930), and Blithe Spirit (1941). He had many successes during the thirties, but when the war started and London was under air attack, the British weren't in the mood for frothy entertainment. Coward wrote Blithe Sprit, a darker comedy about a man whose second wife is done in by the ghost of his first; it ran for nearly two thousand performances. The program said, "If an air raid warning be received during the performance, the audience will be informed from the stage... [T]hose desiring to leave the theatre may do so, but the performance will continue."


If anyone's interested, today's poem was "Song" by Allen Ginsburg, which you can read (or listen to, if you prefer) here. I mention it because I thought it particularly lovely.


Claudia 
12/16/05 at 08:49 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Hello Library Fairy and welcome aboard!

 

Thanks to both Ali-Pat and LF for the links to Mapping the World of Harry Potter.  That book even sounds interesting to this non-Harry Potter fan.  I have a copy of Flirting with Pride and Prejudice from Benbella Books and love it.  I'm also eyeing Diana Rigg: The Biography too.     

 

Thank you for A Very Rickman Christmas, CatsPlay!  What a nice (& naughty) little video!     

 

Alba!  What a wonderful thing you did with your Eddie Izzard "stuff".  I really like EI.  He seems to always come up with innovative ways to help people all over the world in crisis.  A friend sent me a recording of the his BBC televised play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg a couple years ago.  He and Victoria Hamilton were brilliant! 

 

Sue, thanks for the pics and background from the CME sites!  That house is absolutely gorgeous!  Have fun at Aladdin and don't forget to let us know how you like it when you have time.  You lucky Brits!  Having all the wonderful theatre so close at hand!  *pouting*  *grin*

 

Chalebh, I'll scan those covers for you and upload them to YouSendIt in just a few minutes. 

 


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 08:10 AM

Comments:

Christina, I think it will be worth it.  Remember, that's 40MB of Alan Rickman!


Moro 
12/16/05 at 08:09 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Christina - How can you hate turtles?!  Turtles are nice!  How can you resist their  sweet, serious little faces?  They look like they're trying to work out complicated mathematical formulas. 

Christina 
12/16/05 at 08:02 AM

Comments:
Geesh! to quote Laura, I have the memory of a 100 old! I forgot to congratulate WhoGirl on that splendid piece of writing! Extremely witty! Loved it! "You`re fired!" LOL
Moro - Hermie the Turtle! Sooo cute! Come to think of it I have this unexplainable repulsion for turtles but that was a nice story!
Christina 
12/16/05 at 07:55 AM

Comments:

Morning everyone!

Catsplay - girl, when you do a video, you REALLY get into it! 40 MB???!!! Oh this will take ages to download! It better be worth it! I`m warning you!  Just teasing ya, mate! i`m sure it`s spectacular!

Thanks for posting those photos, Sue, the location looks divine!

Now there`s just one thing...teh poof?! *puzzled look*Where on Earth did THAT came from?


Moro 
12/16/05 at 07:54 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
WhoGirl - I keep trying to open your blog to read the novel excerpt, but all I get is PacMan! Not that there's anything wrong with PacMan, mind. I personally prefer Space Invaders, but PacMan will do in a pinch. That's not the point. The point is, waaah, I can't read your work, waaaah. I'll try again later.

I did like the excerpt you posted here on the GB, though! I'm with emtee-- very strong narrative voice, very sharp dialogue. You've a wonderful sense of comic timing, as well. Good on yer.


Moro 
12/16/05 at 07:45 AM

What is your location? Cold, grey, slippery Pittsburgh---come see what all the fuss is about!

Comments:
Good morning!

Laurie and Delenn - The play everyone's on about is Aladdin, currently playing at the Old Vic Theatre in London. The pictures of Sir Ian Gandalf (I mean McKellen, ahem!) on the page I linked up there should pretty much confirm your scariest visions, Laurie. That's another one I would have liked to have seen while I was over there-- that and Heroes, the play starring Richard Griffiths (a.k.a. Uncle Vernon), where he'll have you chucked out of the theater if your cellphone rings. (Go Vernon! )

This is totally, completely off-topic (I seem to be doing that a lot, lately, sorry ), but this little article here is just so darned cute. I had to share it! I love the little rubber bands.

LurkingFairy 
12/16/05 at 07:42 AM

Comments:

Have a great time tomorrow  Oh no she wont! Oh yes she will

 

Hmm - teh pudge and teh poof as the Ugly Sisters? Now that's one panto I would love to see


Laurie 
12/16/05 at 07:23 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Quote:
I'm off to see Sir Ian tomorrowI think he and Alan should do the Ugly Sisters!!!

 

Sue, I'm not sure what this play is but I got a picture in my head of Sir Ian and Alan dressed up in dresses and funny hats (like the way Alan was dressed in POA)


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 07:22 AM

Comments:

Someone is selling these transparencies on ebay -- the one is a pose I havent seen (window). 

 

 


CatsPlay 
12/16/05 at 07:10 AM

Comments:

Sarah,

 

Thanks, but NO, that isn't me singing!  The site I used to create the song is listed at the end of the video.   Yeah, Snape didn't seem to fit into the tone of this video, sorry!


Sarah 
12/16/05 at 07:09 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Catsplay - thank you for sharing that lovely video.

Was that you singing?

Only one thing I can say about it that I was a little disappointed at - no Snapey moments but otherwise it was great. I'd love to be able to do my own but I wouodnt know where to start!


emtee 
12/16/05 at 05:33 AM

What is your location? US

Comments:

WhoGirl17 - I love it!  It made me laugh out loud.  Great characterization and voice.  Good on you, WhoGirl17 and thanks for sharing!


sue 
12/16/05 at 05:17 AM

Comments:

I'm off to see Sir Ian tomorrowI think he and Alan should do the Ugly Sisters!!!


Alanfan 
12/16/05 at 03:43 AM

Comments:

Ali-pat, the stone walls in Blow dry are dry stone walls. The wall Alan is sitting on is cemented together.

 

Dry stone walling is an art that is rapidly dieing out. Stone is fitted together without mortar and lasts for years.


Satai Delenn 
12/16/05 at 03:01 AM

Comments:

Quote:
SeverinaSnape aka DJ Evil  
Today at 02:42 AM

What is your location?
London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Or maybe in true Sir Ian McKellen fashion he is doing a panto (secret of course) and needs a dress for La Widow Twankey - now THAT I would LOVE to see!

 

I don't get it.


SeverinaSnape aka DJ Evil 
12/16/05 at 02:42 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Christina - I have the next two weeks off of work so you just might see more of Evil AR and Evil Snape :ROFL:

 

Quote:
Well, i hope Rima doesnt read that magazine or it wont be much of a surprise  

 

Just because he is looking at women's apparel doesnt necessarily mean its for her - he does have a sister and many female friends... Or maybe in true Sir Ian McKellen fashion he is doing a panto (secret of course) and needs a dress for La Widow Twankey - now THAT I would LOVE to see!


Chalebh 
12/16/05 at 01:39 AM

What is your location? 20 metres above street level

Comments:

Claudia: Thanks for the Alone in London link. I knew the picture, but not the occasion.

 

Rachel: In Germany you can buy a DVD with the English soundtrack and I think a commentary of the director. It runs in Britain as well. If you have an account with Amazon.co.uk you can use that account to buy at Amazon.de as well. I do it the other way round.

 

Alfan: Alan on my ceiling. Interesting.

 

CatsPlay: What have you decided about the book?

 

Dee: Did you get my e-mail with the links for the files?

 

And now I have a request: I want to put my video and DVD copies I made over the years from the TV into a proper order (and in better casing). Therefore I'm looking for some DVD or video covers. Could someone scan and send me the covers of these AR films: An Awfully Big Adventure, Mesmer, Judas Kiss, Something the Lord made

 

Thanks

 

Chalebh

 


WhoGirl17 
12/16/05 at 12:25 AM

What is your location? The ice castle that is Pittsburgh

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.myspace.com/whogirl17

Comments:

Hey guys!  I don't want to take up too much room with this, but I've had a few requests form people who wanted another little taste of my novel, so here is a tiny, itsy, bitsy piece that I think might amuse you all   If you want to read the whole selection, you can find it here:  http://blog.myspace.com/whogirl17  under the heading "Showmance: part three."  Enjoy!

 

“You know, though, you should write an acting book,” Julia suggested.  Alex wrinkled his nose. 

“No, I’m serious!  Lots of people have them out now.  Michael Caine’s got a very nice one.” 

“Yes, I’m sure he has.” 

“Well, I would read your book.”

“Maybe you should ghost write it then.” 

“Deal.  Go on then, say something brilliant about acting.”  Julia pulled out her notebook and opened it to a blank page, then sat starring patiently at him. 

“Don’t be silly,” Alex said.  Julia raised her eyebrows. 

“Come on now, tell me what your core belief in acting is.  Everyone’s got a motto they live by.” 

“Do they?  What’s yours then?” 

“No actor is ever better than the role they’re playing.”  Alex nodded, his eyes darting over his shelves of scripts. 

“That’s a good one, actually.” 

“Your turn.”  Alex took a deep breath and then hissed the air through his teeth. 

“Emotion without truth and action without motive are two very dangerous ingredients.  Mix them in acting, and your performance can be a very poisonous potion," he said in a darkly mysterious tone.  Julia finished scribbling his statement down and then re-read it. 

“Not bad.  Thank you for that lesson in acting, Professor Snape.” 

“You’re fired,” Alex said flatly. 

 


Satai Delenn 
12/15/05 at 11:24 PM

Comments:

Quote:
CatsPlay  
Today at 11:08 PM

Comments:

OK, perfectionist me made just a few TINY fixes to the AR Christmas video I explained a few hours ago (lightening up something and adjusting a timing slightly), so if you've already seen it, no need to watch again (well, unless you WANT to), but if you haven't, use this link instead.

 

Good video Cat! Thanks


CatsPlay 
12/15/05 at 11:08 PM

Comments:

OK, perfectionist me made just a few TINY fixes to the AR Christmas video I explained a few hours ago (lightening up something and adjusting a timing slightly), so if you've already seen it, no need to watch again (well, unless you WANT to), but if you haven't, use this link instead.

 


Library Fairy 
12/15/05 at 10:22 PM

Comments:

Ali-Pat:  Here's a better link for Mapping the World of Harry Potter.

 

http://www.smartpopbooks.com/allbooks/index.html#MappingHarryPotter


Vicki 
12/15/05 at 09:54 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Oh, thank you Sue for the beautiful pictures and links on Cliveden and the other CME locations.  Thanks also to RoxySue for your additional info.  You see, this GB can be fun and educational!  That house is sooooooo gorgeous!  And the location is breathtakingly beautiful.  You guys are the greatest!  I would love to live in that house for just ONE day....ah, well.....I can dream, can't I? 


Ali-Pat 
12/15/05 at 08:53 PM

What is your location? still breaking, it seems

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

This will not be available in time for holiday gift giving, but I discovered a new book today that will be of interest to many on this list: 

 

Mapping the World of Harry Potter edited by Mercedes Lackey (Benbella Books January 1, 2006, ISBN 1932100598). 

 

Among the many interesting essays listed on the Amazon page is one entitled "Three Faces of Severus Snape".  Can't wait to read that


Marlina 
12/15/05 at 08:32 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

I'm downloading your Video Amy and Merry Christmas to you too!

 

Lex~ I'm glad that your friend and Alan manage to make you smile again Sweety!

 

Christina~ Driving test? Haha! I had my own terrible experiences with that! 7 days of learning 'How to park' i always ended up with crossing way over the parking mark! I think i might had drived my teacher mad! But thank god i parked successfully on the test day and now i have my own driving license  

 

 

 

 


Satai Delenn 
12/15/05 at 08:31 PM

Comments:

Quote:
Lex  
Today at 11:35 AM

What is your location?
London

Comments:

Quote:

Alfan

 

Today at 08:36 AM

What is your location?
Snowy Canada

Comments:

.....by the way, what does one do with an autograph of someone famous? I dont have one and wouldnt know what to do if i did,and an auto from Alan is a great way to start.



Hi Alfan,

Well this was exactly the same question I asked myself when I got a signed pic from AR (and I didn't ask for it at all!)
It's a very long story and I will make it short.

My boyfriend split up with me some years ago and I was badly upset. Not quite myself anymore. (Those who really know me, do know that I am one for fits of laughter a very good sense of humour  and also very caring. Probably much more for others than for myself. Not always a healthy combination I might add.)
Be that as it may at that time I did give a damn about everything.

How ever my closest friend invited me to a DVD-session one eve and we watched a movie I've never seen before nor did I recognize one of the main characters (AR).
During the evening and after more than one glass of good wine I said someting like " I wouldn't mind a bit of cuddling with a guy like him ( the one in the movie) if I'd a man in my life".

- This, obviously, was enough of an occassion for my friend to make some investigations and sending AR a letter. (I am not aware of all its contents until today! She only let me know that she wanted me to be happy again... and that she did send him some pictures of me as well to make sure he would read the letter. AWKWARD!!!!)

Oddly enough I got a letter with a picture only a couple weeks later, saying that he wishes me all the Best and that I should cheer up because some people are missing me smiling again.
(With this letter another one written by Melanie Parker reached me, too. Saying something similiar to the first one).

Can you imagine how I felt? He did the best he ever could have done!
Where even my closest relations failed he succeeded. I am thankful to him in more than one way and will most certainly never forget such selfless and nice behaviour towards me.

So to answer your question what to do with an autograph of s.o. famous:
GUARD IT WITH YOUR LIFE.

Quote:

Claudia

 

Today at 08:27 AM

What is your location?
GA

Comments:

Lex, that's great news!  I hope yall will find a treasure trove of pics at News.com cause I'm already ready for some new ones. 

 

 

Oh Lex! That's such a beautiful story! I am sorry to hear about your breakup, but having a friend nice enough to send Alan a letter and pics on your behalf, AND to have him & his assistant respond? WOW. I would love to get an autographed pic from him. I hope that you are doing better now. Don't let your ex get you down. I am sure that you'll eventually find someone else worthier of you.


Laurie 
12/15/05 at 07:58 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Awesome video Catsplay and Amy! Merry Christmas to you two also.

 

 


Alfan 
12/15/05 at 07:27 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Well done,well done Amy, you have outdone yourself.I truly enjoyed that and have the sudden urge to go and watch Die Hard. Ah Die Hard, the one that did it for me , the one that i swore if i ever met Alan that i would make him himself die hard.  ooh, did i say that aloud?.


Camerata 
12/15/05 at 07:10 PM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
OMG I love the place where Close my eyes has been directed, it's so romantic and beautiful ! Thanxx for the lovely photos

CatsPlay : Happy Rickman Xmas to you too !

Good night to everybody here ! In France it's time to go to bed and make Alan dreams because it's 1.17 a.m See you later


Alfan 
12/15/05 at 06:34 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Well, i hope Rima doesnt read that magazine or it wont be much of a surprise........im so impressed, do you guys notice that many of the candid shots of Alan in public is ones of him shopping,,,,,,our man loves to shop rather its for banana's or Roots apparel he is a man after my own heart.


CatsPlay 
12/15/05 at 06:34 PM

Comments:

ps.  FYI I didn't have 'total' control over all of the lyrics - would have changed some a bit if I had a choice.  You'll see when you watch it.


CatsPlay 
12/15/05 at 05:57 PM

Comments:


 

I've really been wanting to do something
special for Claudia, and all of the wonderful
people here on the Guestbook.  In the past
few months, I've been made welcome and have
enjoyed the fun, intelligent, witty, insightful
friendship with all of you, from all
over the world.  All because of one hugely
talented, incredibly gorgeous, and utterly
brilliant man named Alan Rickman.

 

For each and every one of you I have made
this special holiday video, which includes many
of my favorite Alan Rickman moments. 

I hope it brings you as much enjoyment as you all have brought me. 

Happy Holidays to All!

CatsPlay (Amy S.)

 


 


Roxysue 
12/15/05 at 05:50 PM

What is your location? In the midst of Christmas card writing !

Comments:

 Hi everyone,

   Just catching up  ( it is SO hectic at this time of year- bah, humbug ! etc. ).

 Lex : really liked your story , HE was a real sweetie.

 Alfan : I'm afraid I'm one of those sad people who collect autographs probably because my Mum had a few including the late,great Sir John Geilgud. Engelbert Humperdinck's parents lived about 5 doors away from us in Leicester and I think meeting him at the age of 10 got me started ! I have a variety of stars ( some passed away ): too many to mention here, but including Alan Rickman ( obviously ! ), Bryan Ferry, Arther Askey, John Nettles and loads of classical music folk ( because of my profession ) such as Evelyn Glennie, Nigel Kennedy and the late Paul Tortelier. These are all safe in my autograph book and it has never crossed my mind to sell them.

I have a " nice" story like the one Lex told except it concerns  John Nettles ( Bergerac, Midsomer Murders ). However I am getting snide comments from my husband that I have been looking at this site for too long, so will post that tale tomorrow !

 

Sue : You beat me to it regarding locations for " Close My Eyes ". Yes the house is in Marlow, Bucks (I've peered through the gate etc. !! ) and the garden runs down to the Thames. The party is in the grounds of Cliveden, the supermarket was Waitrose in Amersham and the folly at the end of the film is at Remenham outside Henley. I know that walk along the river well, it is beautiful.

   Cheers for now.


Ali-Pat 
12/15/05 at 05:46 PM

What is your location? takin' a break

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

That stone wall Alan is standing in front of looks a lot like one of the stone walls on the sheep farm in Blow Dry.  Wonder if it was taken on the set?

 

As for autographs, I can't understand why anyone would buy one, but it certainly is a thrill to stand outside the stage door and wait to receive one personally.  I have several--not that I needed more than one, but it was a great way to get a closer look at the man and perhaps be blessed with one of his radiant smiles.  Now that I have the autographed items, I don't do much with them.  But the memory of their creation is very lovely indeed.


Moro 
12/15/05 at 05:00 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Hi, Thea! And ta, Rebecca, for the ESP breezes. I've really got to get back down to Florida sometime! I haven't been there in ages.

Good luck on your driver's exam, Christina! You'll be fine. (I failed mine rather spectacularly the first time around-- didn't even get out of the car park! But I got over it and passed the next time. We've all been there. )

I'm cookin' soup, now (a completely unauthentic minestrone), so I send you all warm, soupy thoughts. Smell that garlic, onion, smoked sausage, and parmesan. Mmm, tasty.

sue 
12/15/05 at 04:54 PM

Comments:

Vicki, Sinclair's house

 

 

is on the Thames at Marlowe.

 

The river trip he takes with Clive Owen is along the Cliveden Reach stretch of the Thames:

a stunningly beautiful spot with lots of little islands in the middle where they have the picnic. I believe the farewell party is also filmed at Cliveden House (owned by the National trust high above the Thames.

However, the picnic on the river with the other people and the hideous sunvisor was filmed in Surrey on the River Wey at Newark Priory and Newark Priory lock

 

I'm not sure exactly where the Building site scenes were filmed but it is all around the Dockland/Canary Wharf area of East London which is now a big business centre and housing development. 


Alba 
12/15/05 at 04:32 PM

Comments:
Although I'm not much of an autograph seeker (except books written by my favorite authors personally dedicated at book presentations, etc.), I somehow managed to end up with some neat Eddie Izzard stuff over the years. I donated it all (autographs and everything) to the New Orleans hurricane relief auction on ebay sponsored by an EI web site. People actually paid a couple of hundred dollars for what I donated (I wouldn't have). It's pretty easy to give up stuff (even the most cherished) for a good cause. Personal profit is a different thing, but having said that, I guess if it's theirs, they can do what they want with it....

Thea 
12/15/05 at 04:28 PM

What is your location? NYC area

Comments:

 

I've barely had time to lurk, much less had time to post, but as I sit here in 28 degree weather with sleet and freezing rain on the way and a transit strike likely, I find I must respond to Rebecca:  !! 

 

Welcome back Moro and a quick "hello" to everyone else, even Rebecca!

 

 

 


Christina 
12/15/05 at 04:28 PM

Comments:
Hey, I was just in the chat room! Actually I didn`t stay, I just went to check if someone was there! I`ve missed Evil Snape! Life will never be the same again for me! *cries* Seriously, we`ve got to set dates for that one!
SeverinaSnape aka DJ Evil 
12/15/05 at 04:22 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Oh well Evil AR and Evil Snape went into teh chatroom cos they were very bored, but the ladies seemed to have tired of them so they will have to bid you all a good night they tell me...*evil*

 


rebecca 
12/15/05 at 04:20 PM

What is your location? windy Florida

Comments:

Moro,

Just to let you know, the high here today was about 77...we had the air conditioning on here at work....(sorry, couldn't resist! )  *Sends some of our warm winds to Pittsburgh via ESP*

 

Well, what HP subject could we possibly talk about...hmmm. I don't know...Snape?

 

~Rebecca


Christina 
12/15/05 at 04:17 PM

Comments:

OT Moro, I can assure you Pittsburgh isn`t the only grey, wet and somewhat snowy place! It finnaly snowed here today but it didn`t last. And now everything is just purely gloomy down here. Can`t wait for the Hollidays when hopefully things will lighten up a bit! I just found out my exam (for getting my driver`s license) is aprox. two weeks from now! *runs and hides behind sofa* Call me a wuss but I`m so freakin`scared!  

And all this "silence" really begins to bug me! Right now, I think I`d kill for a Snow Cake trailer os something slightly related!

 Oh i forgot to thank Elaine earlier for the info on that wall pic. I thought it might be TWG related. Nice one.

Ok, I think I`ll go drown myself in the bathtub now. Have a good night everyone!


SeverinaSnape aka DJ Evil 
12/15/05 at 04:12 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Heya Red - Oh I am so glad to be useful for a change

 

I would post a few thoughts of my own but ----

 

and yep its the one and only same place...


Lex 
12/15/05 at 04:11 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Well, as I recall correctly some months ago I already linked the letters etc. in the photobucket  because Marlina asked me of the "connection" to AR.

I don't understand anyone who's selling that kinda personal items on Ebay.
I never knew AR ever stopped writing letters personally but I guess one has to find an end to do so when you have to answer thousands of letters each week.

Never gave a thought of beeing fortunate to have a little piece of paper in handwriting. Now I will look at it from a totally different angle. Thanks for letting me now.
 - But he obviously did not stop entirely! Didn't he sign a book for a Charity Auction?
And what about the pictures he signed for Marlina? Nah, I guess there's still a chance to "get in touch" with him.

But since Claudia mentioned it.... I'd really like to have a glance on those letters. Out of pure curiosity. I wonder what he wrote to these fortunate fans.

Anyway, I was willing to share that little piece because Alfan was questioning the  "usefulness" of autographs.

Sleep well and sound all of you





RedTango 
12/15/05 at 04:02 PM

What is your location? Huh?

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.alanrickmangallery.com

Comments:

Alan Rickman looking at ladies' dresses at Bergdorf Goodman in New York

 

 

 I assure you this quote will end up on my website.

 

 

Thanks for posting it.

 

 Wasn't this the same place where someone witnessed him bolting into the men's stall?

 

*claps* Go Alan!!! *kiss*


SeverinaSnape 
12/15/05 at 03:50 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

AR got a mention in this week's Heat magazine's Spotted column:

 

Alan Rickman looking at ladies' dresses at Bergdorf Goodman in New York

 

But we knew that already, didn't we...


Moro 
12/15/05 at 03:12 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Gaaah, I can't take it any more! I have to complain: it's grey, it's wet, it's cold, it's SNOWING-- and on top of that, everything I've tried to write today is dumb, dumb dumb! I HATE today! Thank heaven for Lex's story, or there'd be absolutely nothing to redeem it. Is anyone else going as stir crazy as I am? Boy, I could sure do with some new piccies or news, or something, right now. Or a big, spunky Harry Potter discussion. Or another trip to London! Whatever.



Christina 
12/15/05 at 02:01 PM

Comments:
Ups! Sorry Satai! My mind simply goes blank sometimes and as I am almost always in a hurry, I can get things pretty mixed up!

I had no idea about that letter sold on e-bay. Some people, ha?! If that happened to me I would surely stop answering letters (myself)! It`s just this idea that people can be shameless enough to sell your concern and generosity. There are no limits to human perversity, sadly. How can these people even call themselves fans?! There`s a word for that actually....SICK!
Vicki 
12/15/05 at 01:59 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Lex - you have a very wise friend.  Who wouldn't feel comforted by a cuddle with the Colonel?

 

I was watching Close My Eyes again last night.  What great eye-candy in this film.  Not only is the OooA looking fantastic but we are treated to a feast of male beauty in Clive Owen as well.  It was enough to lift my spirits, I tell ya.  Anyway, I was wondering, what is the area called where they filmed the scenes of Sinclair and Natalie's home?  Is it near London?  What river is that that runs behind those beautiful homes?  Is it part of the Thames?

 

Also, the film highlights the redevelopment that was going on along the river in London.  Since this film is several years old, can someone tell me about how that redevelopment eventually turned out?  Is it looked upon as a good thing or is it disliked?  Did this turn into just a financial/business district or was it zoned for other things like housing, schools, public access, etc?  What's your personal opinion of it?

 

Don't mean to turn so serious, but I was just curious because it was one of the focal points of the film and I don't know anything more about it other than what was shown.  I know, I'm weird but it just sparked my interest.  Thanks.

 

 

 


Moro 
12/15/05 at 01:55 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Lex confessed:

Quote:
[T]o answer your question [about the cuddle-urging film] it was ... (ach, don't laugh) Sense & Sensibility.


Ohh, but the Colonel is a cuddly one! Especially when he's all dishevelled from a hard afternoon's running-mad-from-lack-of-occupation. C'mere, sweetie. Let me occupy myself with that hair for a bit. Rrrr.

So nothing laughable there, Lex, except, perhaps, my own squealy droolage on the subject. 'Scuse me while I go mop off the front of my shirt.


Claudia 
12/15/05 at 01:47 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh Lex, so you're one of the lucky ones that got a personal response from AR, eh?  He used to personally respond to all his fan mail but that was a long long time ago.  In fact, a couple years ago someone had his/her letter from AR up for auction on eBay.  I can't remember how much it sold for but I remember how the fans just could not believe that someone would sell their personalized letter. 

 

 


SeverinaSnape aka DJEvil 
12/15/05 at 01:27 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/~nativemoon

Comments:

Quote:
Severina - just wanted to say that you are a very, very bad influence on me. It's like throwing gas on a flame!  I hope you are properly ashamed!

 

Dee - I am an equal opportunity offender welcome to my diabolical world - and no I have NO shame - That's why I am the one and only DJ Evil (well unless somebody else tries to use that name)

 

 

Christina - erm it was Satai Delenn who commented about the Pensieve scene - but yes I am phenomenally glad that its being kept in and I cant wait to see the young Severus Snape (of course)!


Lex 
12/15/05 at 01:25 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Quote:

Moro

 

Today at 12:37 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Never mind, even, that it happened to be Alan Rickman who made the gesture in this case-- it's always lovely to hear that there are people out there in the world who will do warm, kindhearted things for complete strangers, even when they don't have to. Makes me feel hopeful for humanity in general.


Dearest, that is what I am thinking most of the time - that there's still hope and humanity left.
Sometimes it's like digging for gold but people, who even care for a stranger, ARE definitely to be found. And that's a very good thing.

Vicki, to answer your question it was ... (ach, don't laugh)
Sense & Sensibility.
Knowing my friend it served as a purpose! I simply can't help having a great licking of Victorian dresses...
actually it wasn't a DVD but a "old fashioned" video tape and it's quality... well, let's say you could tell it was used on a couple occasions...

The part I want to share with you all is that AR is indeed a man who DOES care for others. Not simply "hot air" or doing charity for his tax return/ tax allowance.
(Maybe am paranoid but I believe that a lot of VIP's are mainly supporting such organizations to look better in the public eye and to make sure that they are still " a good sale". Dunno, I might err.

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Alanfan 
12/15/05 at 01:18 PM

Comments:

That fits Elaine, he is wearing gloves. It was very cold up there.


Hikity 
12/15/05 at 01:02 PM

Comments:

RACHEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday I saw at least 6 DVDs of Dark Harbor for about 6 or 7 Euro only. Do you want me to buy it and send it to you????????? Address is above, feel free to contact me.

 

Claudia, to answer your question: the film poster of LA which I got for free is nicely framed and hangs in my study room (hubby DID IT, yeah, great man). Teh Book is in my shelf, the fantastic photos from Keith are hidden behind the books.... the videos and DVDs are in my shelf, too and nobody is allowed to watch them without my consent. The articles I sent to a nice lady from the GB and so I haven't got any,  LionAll the wonderful ARts, pics etc are on my PC and on CD. What I really miss: this great poster of Snape in full black outfit, filling almost the whole poster. My friend has it and I have never ever been able to find it. 


Vicki 
12/15/05 at 12:49 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Lex - that's a GREAT story.  How lucky you are to have such a wonderful friend also.  By any chance, do you remember which movie you were watching when you got the urge to "cuddle"?


Hkity 
12/15/05 at 12:48 PM

Comments:

Claudia, I am collecting perfume samples....and I have got two beautiful vitrines which hang in the entrance of our house, grin. My hubby - tks God - has no problems with it. I've got a tiny silver dolphin as pendant from Turkey


Moro 
12/15/05 at 12:37 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
What a great story, Lex! Now I'm all warm and fuzzy. Never mind, even, that it happened to be Alan Rickman who made the gesture in this case-- it's always lovely to hear that there are people out there in the world who will do warm, kindhearted things for complete strangers, even when they don't have to. Makes me feel hopeful for humanity in general.

This calls for a Hello Kitty:

Speaking of which, it's hard to type when you've got a cat standing on your lap, meowing its demanding meows.

Just an FYI.


Elaine 
12/15/05 at 12:17 PM

Comments:

The pic of him on the wall was taken whilst he was filming The Winter Guest in Scotland.


CatsPlay 
12/15/05 at 12:09 PM

What is your location? ICY Pittsburgh

Comments:

Wow, Lex, I really think that is something to treasure.  The fact that AR took the time to write a personal note to you makes it something to really appreciate. 


Lex 
12/15/05 at 11:35 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Quote:

Alfan

 

Today at 08:36 AM

What is your location? Snowy Canada

Comments:

.....by the way, what does one do with an autograph of someone famous? I dont have one and wouldnt know what to do if i did,and an auto from Alan is a great way to start.


Hi Alfan,

Well this was exactly the same question I asked myself when I got a signed pic from AR (and I didn't ask for it at all!)
It's a very long story and I will make it short.

My boyfriend split up with me some years ago and I was badly upset. Not quite myself anymore. (Those who really know me, do know that I am one for fits of laughter a very good sense of humour  and also very caring. Probably much more for others than for myself. Not always a healthy combination I might add.)
Be that as it may at that time I did give a damn about everything.

How ever my closest friend invited me to a DVD-session one eve and we watched a movie I've never seen before nor did I recognize one of the main characters (AR).
During the evening and after more than one glass of good wine I said someting like " I wouldn't mind a bit of cuddling with a guy like him ( the one in the movie) if I'd a man in my life".

- This, obviously, was enough of an occassion for my friend to make some investigations and sending AR a letter. (I am not aware of all its contents until today! She only let me know that she wanted me to be happy again... and that she did send him some pictures of me as well to make sure he would read the letter. AWKWARD!!!!)

Oddly enough I got a letter with a picture only a couple weeks later, saying that he wishes me all the Best and that I should cheer up because some people are missing me smiling again.
(With this letter another one written by Melanie Parker reached me, too. Saying something similiar to the first one).

Can you imagine how I felt? He did the best he ever could have done!
Where even my closest relations failed he succeeded. I am thankful to him in more than one way and will most certainly never forget such selfless and nice behaviour towards me.

So to answer your question what to do with an autograph of s.o. famous:
GUARD IT WITH YOUR LIFE.

Quote:

Claudia

 

Today at 08:27 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Lex, that's great news!  I hope yall will find a treasure trove of pics at News.com cause I'm already ready for some new ones. 

 

 


Claudia ,

I will investigate a bit further in the matter since I don't wish to throw good money out of the window for something not worth its prize. There're better ways to spend it, perhaps giving it away to Charity.
 If they can't provide good stuff within a reasonable quantity and regular updates I'll try to find a more suitable "provider".
I love to share and don't mind to invest money on it to make more than one person happy but it should be done in an appropriate manner.


Claudia 
12/15/05 at 11:18 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

My calendar was made by a friend.  I'm hoping she will be able to do the same this year because I have enjoyed mine very much. December's pic is one of AR's poses from the GQ shoot.  This one isn't it but I don't have the real serious look handy to post. 

 

 

 


Laurie 
12/15/05 at 11:17 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Never thought of that Christina, have to check it out. LOL


Alfan 
12/15/05 at 11:13 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Thank you so much Christina, you guys are so talanted. I too have no idea where it was taken but it is one of my all time favorite pictures of him, so relaxed, so casual, soooooo hot. I have never wanted to be a stonewall  more than i do right now.


Alanfan 
12/15/05 at 11:07 AM

Comments:

I don't know where it was taken Christina, but he's wearing hiking boots. He has friends in the Lake District and Gloucestershire, maybe he was visiting.


Christina 
12/15/05 at 11:04 AM

Comments:
Ok, c`mon Laurie, I`m sure you`ll find one on e-bay! With genuine autographs as well! LOL I made one a few months back and printed out and kept it on my desk at work. Everybody kept asking me "Hey, Chris, is that a model?" Excuuse me??? *slaps forehead in disperation*
Laurie 
12/15/05 at 10:47 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

I've never been an autograph person myself, but I did ask Alan's agency for one and got one of my pictures autographed by him. I plan to frame the picture and either bring it to work or hang it at home somewhere. Although the later probably won't work because my husband would have a fit! LOL

 

Claudia, where did you get an Alan Rickman calendar? Did you make it? I would love to have one but don't have a clue where to look for one. I did have a Harry Potter desk calendar a couple of years ago and loved it!


Christina 
12/15/05 at 10:40 AM

Comments:

Here ya go!

 I love this one! where was it taken?


Alfan 
12/15/05 at 10:22 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

By the way, can any of you work your magic and remove that damn blue line as i lost my other one that has no blue mark.


Rachel  
12/15/05 at 10:21 AM

What is your location? London, England

Comments:

I love Alan SOOOOOOOOOOO much and hopefully he will be at the next Harry Potter Premiere because he wasnt at the last and I made a big banner for him.

 

I have watched most of the movies he is in but apparently Dark Harbor doesnt exist. Maybe thats just in England. Has anyone who lives in England seen Dark Harbor because I reall want to see it now that I have seen the clips it look EXCELLENT! please keep me posted. Thnx Love Rachel Rickman ( I wish lol )


Alfan 
12/15/05 at 10:21 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Wow, im having a hard enough time finding a Harry Potter calander,,,,,where on earth would i go and who would i have to kill to get me an Alan Rickman calander. And i must copy Claudia's sentiments, i hope i didnt come across as rude about the autograph thing, its just that i never ever once thought of asking Alan ( agency ) for an autograph because i dont know what i would do with it,frame it and hang it up on the wall? Actually now that i think about it, a life size pic of Alan above my bed on the ceiling is not a bad idea......imagine girls, waking up and looking at either one of these every morning oh and every night too.




CatsPlay 
12/15/05 at 10:20 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

claudia,

 

on that Alone in London photo link -- am I correct in reading you can buy a copy of the printed autographed by AR?  Im not an autograph person either, but that is kind of an interesting combo.


Christina 
12/15/05 at 09:53 AM

Comments:
Oh the Jimmy Kimmel show! *burts in laughter* The Lipton dude!  I apreciate him (AR of course) even more (if possible) after that! he did the best out of the situation!
Sarah 
12/15/05 at 09:46 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Laura - that would be great. Thank You very much. I've added my email to this post.

You are a star! 


Christina 
12/15/05 at 09:45 AM

Comments:

Well what does one do when trying to avoid studying? One sleeps! *yawn* It seems I haven`t missed too muchother than another fake auto (it never ends, now does it? LOL) and some DT talk! O and Michelle`s clip! Can`t download it though.

re: DT - Oh he the man but not The Man! Not really my cuppa tea. But I had no ideea he did Casanova! Someone needs to get out more here! I also watch the trailer yestedary and have to say I don`t really understand the fuss around it. Oh and what kind of idiot would give Jeremy Irons that piece of hair?! He looks like a an orange extension!  And I say that with great regret cause I really like the fellow!

Anyway, I am simply curious if someone actually BUYS the whole autograph thing! Remembering one of Ron`s lines..."how thick could you get?"  That or really blind!


Claudia 
12/15/05 at 09:44 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Great question, Alfan.  I've never been an autograph kind of person.  That is NOT to say that anyone that enjoys collecting autographs is wrong.  To each their own, I say.  I mean...some might not think to wise of my collection of anything and everything dolphins. 

 

So, if anyone is up to it, let us know what you do with all your "AR stuff". 

 

As for mine, Off Stage is on my coffee table and I will switch it out with Degrees every once in a while.  Any AR related books have their own little space on the book shelves in my home office.  Of course, AR DVDs and CDs are stored in the audio/video cabinet with all the rest.  And then there is the three Amazon boxes in which I have stored newspaper and magazine articles along with other little "AR odds and ends". 

 

In my office I have framed the picture that AR took for Alone in London and I have an AR calendar. The Alone in London picture has brought about a lot of discussion from my co-workers and visitors in my office.  LOL 

 

 


Alfan 
12/15/05 at 09:38 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Somehow I am not surprised that Alan would go to the Jon Stewart show, i believe he would like that kind of humor funny and probably doesnt dissagree with much of what Jon says even though its suppose to be humorous.Now, never mind " hoped he appreciated Alan in the audience"  but i hope to hell he "even knows who Alan is", but unless Jon has been living under a rock i find that doubtfull.

I hope Alan does a bit of promoting of Perfume, Noble Son and Snowcake in American talk show circuts, it would be nice to see him do that again, but i wonder if he would after the Jimmy Kimmel show. You know i always wondered why he chose to do that show,,,,,,Kimmel is a goof but i guess promoting is promoting and he had two to do at that time.......


Laura 
12/15/05 at 09:26 AM

Comments:

I can't download Michelle's clip, is anyone else having troubles too?


Claudia 
12/15/05 at 08:39 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oops, I forgot to post the "official" word that AR attended the An Evening with Jon Stewart from the Independent.  I wonder if Jon Stewart really appreciated the fact that The Man was in his audience? 

 

 


Alfan 
12/15/05 at 08:36 AM

What is your location? Snowy Canada

Comments:

That signature has to be one of the biggist fakes i have seen, anyone who knows Alans signature looks like Aram. That looks clearly like Alan wich is the first sign it fake for all you who are interested in ever purchasing an autograph.....by the way, what does one do with an autograph of someone famous? I dont have one and wouldnt know what to do if i did,and an auto from Alan is a great way to start.


Claudia 
12/15/05 at 08:29 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh, I see Laura has already offered to zip and send the images.  Laura, you are so sweet AND fast as lightening! 

 


Claudia 
12/15/05 at 08:27 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the image of Tennant as Casanova, Lurking Fairy!  I see my temp  wasn't the only one raised!  Hikity, DT did the BBC version of Casanova just this year.  He's really a brilliant young actor and I really do expect to see him go far. 

 

Moro, the Observer interview wasn't old news here but Em had forwarded it to me last week.  It really is a great interview.  Thanks for posting it.

 

Now getting back to THE MAN!  *grin*

 

Dee, having Santa Slope question the "popularity" of Snape is just to cute.  I've often read from fans that they thought Slope was the pre-cursor to Snape and that maybe JKR had Slope in mind when she first introduced Snape in the Potter books. 

 

Lex, that's great news!  I hope yall will find a treasure trove of pics at News.com cause I'm already ready for some new ones. 

 

On the autograph.  I have to agree with everyone else in that it looks like one of the biggest fakes to come a long in a while. Camerata, autographs withstanding (cause I've seen a few that he did that wasn't to neat), I think his hand writing is very nice and distinguished.

 

This is from an inscription of a blank diary he donated for a charity auction. I think the writing is really nice.

 

 

He also wrote the card to Karen in Love Actually too. 

 

Thank you for sharing the video Michelle!  It is really nice.

 

Sarah, about the only new things I can think of at the moment is the fantastic images from Rex Features.  Lurking Fairy, a secret friend, and Sue were able to secure the larger versions and our wonderful artists here applied their magic touches on them and removed the watermarks.  They were posted around the second of December, if that helps. 

   

   

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 


Laura 
12/15/05 at 08:13 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

Sarah,

I can't help with news because I understand the half of what is written but if you want the pics shared during this time , I can zip a folder and send it to you by email.

I hope this is of some help


Sarah 
12/15/05 at 08:07 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Please Help!

I have been offline for 3 weeks (I moved house and havent had a phoneline in) Please can you tell me of any news I might have missed since 25th November because I really cannot be bothered to go through 100 pages LOL. I WILL if I have to and you make me  but please have pity on me! All I've had for the last 3 weeks is the In Demand video. I mean, its enough, dont get me wrong, but I feel as though I know the road now and every single movement!  And it isnt new news either!

Chalebh - I asked you about your name just before I went offline but I never saw an answer cos I left about 24 hours after asking you! Daft I know LOL.

 

 


Michelle 
12/15/05 at 07:26 AM

What is your location? Belfast

Comments:

A friend of mine made this video as a birthday gift for another friend.  I just thought I'd share it with you as there's some nice AR and Harry Potter clips scattered throughout.

 

I thought the background music (Jason Mraz's "Life is Wonderful") went particularly well with the In Demand clips and the Lost UK trailer.


Moro 
12/15/05 at 07:23 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh: Dark, -3C, expected high of 1C. Makes you want to visit, eh what? No.

Comments:
I see that Hikity has succumbed to the wily David Tennant. Have you seen him as The Doctor? Phoowar, I love a man in a pinstripe suit and long coat.

Camerata 
12/15/05 at 07:21 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickmanparadise.com

Comments:
Usually, his writing isn't as good no ? LOL

sue 
12/15/05 at 06:54 AM

Comments:

Blimey Hikity, I could do a better fake than that!!!


Hikity 
12/15/05 at 02:35 AM

What is your location? foggy day

Comments:

Good morning, ladies. I've just received news from ebay and I wonder if someone can "verify" this "original" signature:

E:1" target=_blank target=_blank>http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6236573349&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

 

IMHO the OooA hasn't yet been anywhere to sign a cap from GOF??? This is surely a total fake, isn't it??

 

Oh, I am reading all your posts in a minute - there is a pic of a sexy young man on the phhotobucket -


Emily 
12/14/05 at 10:39 PM

Comments:

It raised mine!


LurkingFairy 
12/14/05 at 09:13 PM

Comments:

For Claudia - Hope that this doesn't raise your temp too much

 



Vicki 
12/14/05 at 06:25 PM

What is your location? in the kitchen baking Christmas goodies

Comments:

Oh, Dee!!   Your Santa Slope has me in stitches!!  Thanks for dragging me out of lurkdom and brightening my day!


Hikity 
12/14/05 at 04:19 PM

Comments:

Claudia, how does this David Tennant look like and when did he play Casanova?


Moro 
12/14/05 at 04:07 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Oh, hey, Claudia-- there was a really good interview with David Tennant in the Observer Magazine last Sunday-- read it here. Or is this old news? I'm still behind on all the posts I missed.

Claudia 
12/14/05 at 03:59 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the Perfume link, Hikity. 

 

On a side note, I watched the trailer for Casanova.  I like Heath Ledger and all that...but no one will out do sexy David Tennant as Casanova

 


Hikity 
12/14/05 at 03:51 PM

Comments:

Just another brief note: The new Perfume pic in a Catholic church refers to chapter 32 of the book


Lex 
12/14/05 at 03:39 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Oi, am stunned as ever by all the news I've to catch up with.
Quite a lot ter read...

Since Alan set up the account with Corbis I (actually WE, that is) are offered another account with News.Com for about 100 bucks a year to get through all of their archives. Will give it another thought though.
If they can provide a wider range of AR and Richard Harris I am most willing to take on the offer.

Dee: sorry, I just checked me e-mails and none of it was from you. Tiscali is currently having troubles with the server so hopefully it'll turn up a little later on.
 - By the way: another of your gorgious ARt works. I really love them. You're pretty talented. (Give a second thought of publishing it. Alan Rickman would be definetely pleased!) Maybe he'll even join you? I wonder....

All of you facing exams : GOOD LUCK. I'll keep my fingers crossed.







Christina 
12/14/05 at 03:27 PM

Comments:

Oh...SANTA! *gasping for air* That is totally hilarious,Dee! And yes, Severina IS a bad influence!  Strangely, I don`t mind that! ROTFL!  A rare talent that one!


Hikity 
12/14/05 at 03:21 PM

Comments:

Dee, you are a genius I knew it and what a pity you did not post this ARt on the contest page - it's wonderful, thanks a lot.

 

BTW, it is a pity that Severina can't have a bad influence on me only because we are sleeping here while you are chatting....At which time to you meet on Saturday??Nevertheless I enjoyed our chat last night...


Dee 
12/14/05 at 03:12 PM

Comments:

For some reason AR has inspired lots of Christmas ARt from me this year! Recent googling inspired this conversation with Santa Slope.

 



Hikity 
12/14/05 at 03:04 PM

What is your location? dark again

Comments:

Hi, everybody,

 here is another (new) pic form THE PERFUME and an article and the trailer for Casanova (hmmm, Heath Ledger...): http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/international/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001393062


CatsPlay 
12/14/05 at 02:17 PM

Comments:

cowering.....um,  been busy....???!   On my to do list.  Right after the holiday shopping!


Moro 
12/14/05 at 02:06 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Yeah, speaking of Cerebral Hens, where's those lyrics to "Eight Foot Tango"?  CatsPlay.  Hmmm?  We've got to get rehearsing.  The world tour starts in six weeks. 

Christina 
12/14/05 at 01:57 PM

Comments:

LOL! Yeah, Moro, or groups that focus on his grey shirts or wondering if they could recognise his childhood nose from a nativity play!  

Oh I think he would need counselling after reading at least 5 pages of this GB! Then again...maybe we`re the ones who need counseling! Just a thought!

Hey, give it up for AR`s Sad/Cerebral Hens! We`re rocking this!


Moro 
12/14/05 at 01:41 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Glad I could be helpful, WhoGirl. (Is she a Doctor Who fan as well, Moro wonders to herself.) And thanks for your encouragement. It is nice to know that someone out there thinks the same way about writing that I do, and has to work through the same kinds of problems. It means I'm not just a deluded hack!

I wonder if Alan Rickman ever thought his work would end up inspiring writers to form self-help groups. Hi, I'm Moro, and I only wrote 500 words today. Hi, Moro!


WhoGirl17 
12/14/05 at 01:24 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Moro, I was so glad to read your analysys of your writing process.  Sounds so familiar!  I'm glad to see that I am not the only who thinks like this!  This being the first novel I've finished (there are so many others that have not been that lucky yet) I can say that what got me through it was literally forcing myself through that period of lost interest in the story.  I just kept going, even when it felt like the creative process had dried up, which is something I've never had the perserverience to do before.  What usually happens with me, is I plan out certain events, which I know need to happen to achieve the end goal, but then I get bogged down by trying to fill things in between those events.  But maybe this will mark a change for me.  Your plot line involving the daughter sounds really interesting!  I hope you keep working on it, because it sounds like something I would want to read!  The cool thing about the guide book I have is that it actually gives detailed discriptions of what each publisher and agent is looking for, so I don't have to waste time and money submitting to people who just want cookbooks or something.  So I'll take you up on that proof reading offer some day!  But thanks for the advice on self publishing.

 

p.s.  We have that "older English man" in common.  Mine's name is Alex...gee, am I that obvious?  why yes...yes I am...


Dee 
12/14/05 at 01:24 PM

Comments:

Severina - just wanted to say that you are a very, very bad influence on me. It's like throwing gas on a flame!  I hope you are properly ashamed!

 

Lex - Did you get my reply to your email?

 

 


Moro 
12/14/05 at 01:14 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Christina asked:

Quote:
Is [Moro] your real name??? cause it`s such a weird-in-an-extremely-cute-way name/nickmane!)


Heh. No, it isn't. It's a reference to Hiyao Miyazaki's animated film Princess Mononoke. In addition to being AR obsessive, I'm a Miyazaki fan. Actually I'm a big fan of anime in general. Helloooo Kitty!


Barking Mad 
12/14/05 at 12:58 PM

What is your location? Rickmania

Comments:

Claudia wrote:

 

"Well maybe I should have been a bit more specific and said the first child (angel) on the left from the middle."

 

Hummm. After looking at that Nativity scene for a bit, I have to say that nose on Joseph is looking awfully familiar... 

 

 


Laura 
12/14/05 at 12:45 PM

Comments:

CHristina

you have an email.

I hope all your projects/work and everything go well


Marlina 
12/14/05 at 12:43 PM

Comments:

The Lego Snape is updated again!

 

http://karentheunicorn.tripod.com/lse3.html

 

My last post for today.. It's far past midnight, Gotta go to bed

 

Good night!


Christina 
12/14/05 at 12:39 PM

Comments:

Thanks, Moro.(ok curiosity may have killed the cat but I`m an enduring one! I just HAD to ask you! Is this your real name???   cause it`s such a weird-in-an-extremely-cute-way name/nickmane!)

 I could go on discussing this(writing, not nicknames )  for ages but don`t want to fill the GB with OT ...to much! Maybe we`ll meet in the Chat room on Saturday. You shouldn`t miss one of SeverinaSnape`s brilliant performances as...*cough* various characters we all know and love!  This along with her already famous Evil Mix!

Laura, if you`re there, I just wanted to say that until Saturday i`ll be unhumanly busy so I`ll talk to you more in the weekend! Do well and get better by then!

 

Oh I can`t watch another picture/sequence from any Nativity play without remembering the LA scene with Bad Bernie! " I wanna be a lobbster!" 


kathy 
12/14/05 at 11:39 AM

Comments:

OT I know but I finished my LAST final exam for this semester today.---5 page french essay --Je viens de finir des mauvais examens--je suis fatiguee et je me suis reposee! 

 

I have appreciated this GB more than you know--I lurk alot just for a break from my studies.  AR is such a nice diversion.

 

I'm goint to take a nap--happy Wed all, Oh and I am glad to hear about OotP keeping in the occulumency scenes--can't wait.


Claudia 
12/14/05 at 11:28 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Well maybe I should have been a bit more specific and said the first child (angel) on the left from the middle. 

 

 


Moro 
12/14/05 at 11:16 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
I dunno, Claudia.  The very first child on the left is wearing a short skirt.  You can see her little legs behind that potted plant.

Marlina 
12/14/05 at 11:15 AM

Comments:

I mean to say the 'older' english man

Claudia~ yeah, I guess it's him.. The one you pick (Front left)


Moro 
12/14/05 at 11:14 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Christina mused, in that wicked way of hers:

Quote:
I`m very curious about that older English man.


There might just be a passing, vague resemblance there. (*cough*) But it's entirely coincidental. I swear.

I wish I knew what to do with that feeling of estrangement from one's work (which is an accurate way of putting it, actually)-- it's what makes it so hard for me to finish the stories I start. I frequently have to trick myself into working, usually by cleaning up a section I wrote previously; just focusing on individual sentences, their rhythms and imagery, will sometimes help me to shut off my "internal editor" and just write. It's hard a difficult feat to accomplish, though, because usually the internal editor's shrieking at full volume.

I think you're right that sticking with a story-in-progress is often a case of self-confidence. I have big confidence problems, so most days I end up struggling to get any significant amount of writing done. Which you may well have noticed: I've discovered, possibly to my detriment, that it's much easier to post on the GB than to sit down and work on my novel. Talking to people with similar interests is fun; looking at my novel just makes me doubt myself! Oddly enough, the "vague, passing resemblance" I mentioned isn't entirely untrue; it's one of those fun little ideas that, though embarrassing, sort of keeps me motivated, and helps me ignore the self-doubt to an extent.

I too have trouble assembling the stories I have in mind-- I find plot structure particularly difficult. Which sounds weird, for a novelist! But it's true: I love character development, but I have a hard time making anything happen to characters. I think internal, emotional "events" make more sense to me than external events; I'm more interested in character's responses to their experiences than the experiences themselves. That doesn't necessarily make for good reading, though. I think that's what I like about the "daughter" character I'm working with. She can't help but be a catalyst; she sort of makes the plot happen for me.

That said, it's not necessarily a bad thing to find that what you've written isn't the same thing you envisioned. I find that my writing's better if I allow the story that emerges to be what it is, rather than stubbornly adhering to a plan. It's not a method that works for everybody, but any "planning" I've ever tried has usually resulted in rather forced, self-indulgent stuff. It takes longer, but I do find that it's better for me to let things unfold as I work. The point being that you shouldn't give up on a story simply because you weren't happy with the inital result. Finding a way to make it work is what writing's about. It's sort of like painting-- you have to keep going over it, refining the lines and textures till you see something you like. A long introduction suggests, to me, a love of the process that goes beyond simply craving fame and success. I'd go back to it, if I were you.

Marlina 
12/14/05 at 11:06 AM

Comments:

Moro~ Hahaha.. Your neighbour's friend could possibly be my neighbour!

 

That's very interessting, you should tell us if someday you published your writing because same like Christina here.. I'm also really curious about the old english man 

 


Claudia 
12/14/05 at 10:34 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

No AR news or new piccies that I can find at the moment so I thought I'd dig around for something AR to post.  So in the spirit of the season, I'm posting the earliest known pic of AR in a school nativity play.  Pic courtesy of That Book.  *grin*

 

  

There has never been any confirmation as to which child is AR and I think I pick a different child each year.  LOL But this year, I think he's the first child (angel) on the left.

 

 


Christina 
12/14/05 at 10:20 AM

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Wow, Moro! Hmm...a very detailed answer!!! I like that!!! Well I kinda like it, the story I mean! No in fact I really like it! And, no, i`m not saying this just to be nice! I can manage that without sucking up to people, I hope! Especially the part with the older man from England! Ok ok just kidding! But it seems to shape-up in a very interesting way! So I see you like to think things through as you get there. I tried that too, writing. Well I know lots of people are tempted to do that in their youth so I don`t see it as something extremely interesting, especially given the fact that few succed. Trying is one thing but sticking with your work is what truly matters. But somehow I lost all my interest once I past the introduction.And the fact that it was a very looooooong introduction doesnt count! I couldn`t assemble the world that I had in mind without getting rid of the feeling that it`s not how I imagened it would look on paper, feeling that kept popping in everytime I re-read everything I had written to that point. So how do you stick with your story? Or does one have to presume that when a worthwhile story comes to mind, that feeling of estragement towards your own creation will simply dissapear? Maybe in the end it`s about self-confidence. I really hope you make your work worthwhile! I would love to be able to read it someday! I`m very curious about that Eolder English man....
Moro (again) 
12/14/05 at 09:39 AM

What is your location? Obviously wasting time on Teh GB, you'd think she'd have something better to do

Comments:
This comeback's my favorite:

Quote:
"What did I ever do to y..oh, nevermind."


Hee! 


Moro 
12/14/05 at 09:34 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Oh, dear. Look what I just said:

Quote:
I'm exactly not sure yet.


That's a rather telling grammatical error. Ooh, the irony.


Moro 
12/14/05 at 09:23 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh (the Forecastfox plugin says Now sunny, 15F, but I sure don't see any sun out there!)

Comments:
Hi, Marlina! Thanks for the welcome back. One of my neighbor-friends is from Indonesia, you know. She went home for a visit a few months ago; did you see her? (Of course I'm teasing.)

Oh, Christina, if only I could give you a straight answer. The novel I started with (a 220-odd page monster that goes absolutely nowhere, gaaah) is a sort of generational family story that traces the lives of two of its members-- an aunt and her niece-- during their respective child- and adulthoods. I guess I aiming for a story about how their different relationships to the same family members brought the two of them closer together, but the thing started wandering off in all sorts of weird directions and I lost my grip on it. It's also a very focused on childhood, which I'm not really interested in writing about at present. So I've relegated that story to my "To Do Someday" pile. Which, unfortunately, is where most of my stories seem to end up. I've really got to learn to finish things.

The novel I'm currently working on-- which was originally just a chapter till it grew too cumbersome for the other novel-- is about, erm, well, I'm exactly not sure yet. It's about a family again-- a single mother and her college-age daughter. They live with their old aunt (what is it with me and the aunties?), who has early-stage Alzheimer's (I don't know what that has to do with the rest of the plot yet). The daughter goes off to London on a whim, gets herself briefly involved with an older man, then vanishes; the mother eventually heads to London herself to search for her daughter, with the help of said older man. Which sounds pretty lame, putting it that way. But it seems to be working on the page, and I'm excited about it. It's giving me a chance to sort of explore, obliquely, my own experiences with England. There's something darkly satisfying, as well, in writing a character who makes all the wrong choices (i.e., the daughter). She does these dumb, selfish things that tend to have hurricane-like consequences for the people around her.

So that's it. Hope that sates your curiosity.


Marlina 
12/14/05 at 07:50 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") alan_rickman_freak.blogs.friendster.com/rickmesmerized/

Comments:

Sabine~ you're having an exam too? Wow, good luck.. So do I

 

Moro~ Welcome back girl! I see you enjoy your visit to London..

 

Thanks for that info Christina.. January.. almost one more month then. (wonder Snow Cake will be released in that time..)

 

I've been very busy lately, It's midterm time.. but i'm still lurking around just not post anything.. so, i guess i just wanna tell you guys that i'm still around All the arts, pics and stuff really mean a lot! Thank you so much!

 

 


Sabine 
12/14/05 at 06:30 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks, Christina!

 

Good luck to everybody who is taking exams!  :-)


Christina 
12/14/05 at 05:55 AM

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P.S. I found out that the casting for the adult actors will begin in early January.
Christina 
12/14/05 at 05:44 AM

Comments:

One more thing before I go study!

 

http://www.mugglenet.com/funlists/10comebacks.shtml This is for anyone who may one day experience an encounter with Lord Voldemort and wants to have a catchy line prepared!

 

http://www.mugglenet.com/funlists/deatheater.shtml Ever thought of joining the DE society? there are some things you should know about before doing so! 

 


Christina 
12/14/05 at 05:28 AM

Comments:

Hey, DJ Evil (I like this way to much to use your old nickname again! Hope you`ll forgive me! ) you stole the words right out of my mouth re:the Pensive scene. I was sooo afraid they will be cutting that! Oh I think the Occlumency scenes will be tottaly to die for! Can`t wait to see the actor who`s gonna play Snape as a Hogwarts Student! Oh and BRAVO! (for the exams)

 

And frankly, yes I too am worried about the casting BUT! let`s see things this way! Considering the fact that NEITHER Robbie Coltrane or Maggie Smith or any other important character other than the trio, Voldy and Lucius, have been announced to appear yet, I say not to panic. We would have heard SOMETHING by now if anyone important would leave the production! Imagine if someone else took over Snape`s part, we would have known it by now! Because it`s BIG! And actually I refuse to believe that after being hand-picked by JKR herself (whom I think he admires greatly, he said it more than once) AR would just wake up one day and say "STOP, i don`t wanna do this anymore". It`s seems highly unlikely! If he preffers not to get involved in all this Potter mania, that doesn`t mean he doesn`t like playing the part. This is a big turn in literature and movie history all the same and I think anyone would be more than grateful to be part of it. I think he knows,in a way, that this is an honour that he most definetly deserves. And having such a huge impact on the kids especially, I really think he is aware of that! Come on, he would have to be blind not to realise the impact his performance had on the minds of million of children (and adults all the same ) all over the world.  So cheer up everyone and let`s think positive here!  

 

WhoGirl - I will definetly read those excerpts! Thank you for the link! And good luck with finding a publisher!

Sabine - Keeping my fingers cross for you on your exams!

Moro - You really should not have stood by me in my "quest" to find out more about WhoGirls17`s novel! Cause you know, there is no escape now! You have to give us a few details about yours as well! 

Laura- Ok, I still have a problem with the firts link you gave me.... But the second video....Superb! I just love it when they dance!!!Wonderful! Have you posted the second link to the GB? You should! Oh and re:the first video, was it made of the same scenes?


Satai Delenn 
12/14/05 at 12:55 AM

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Quote:
CatsPlay  
Yesterday at 04:51 PM

Comments:

From Mugglenet.com - but they don't confirm that AR is Snape...???!

 

'Order of the Phoenix' casting news

Harry Potter Fan Zone has heard from Enchantment Casting, a British casting agency which represents young actors, that the role of Nymphadora Tonks has been filled by an unknown actress. Apparently she was cast right after casting began. Also, casting for Lily, Snape, Lupin, James, and Luna is now completed.

Although EC is usually informed about all parts in the movie, they have not yet heard any news regarding Marietta Edgecombe and Lavender Brown. As a result, we're guessing they've been cut, but we'll let you know if we get confirmation.

 

 

But do you all realize what this means?! This means that by casting a Young Snape, they will NOT be cutting out the Legillimency/Occlumency scene(s)!!!!!!!!

 

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!

 

I can now rejoice and stop being so pissy!!!!!!!!

 

OT - I finished both my finals tonight. I passed one of them for sure which means I won't have to retake it next semester and I'm 90% positive that I passed the one I took this afternoon. WOOHOO! This means that (hopefully) I won't have to re-take anything exept my math class next semester which means (assuming I will be able to actually pass my math class) I will graduate on schedule! Woohoo!


Sabine 
12/13/05 at 10:14 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hikity - yes, I have final exams this week (some of them anyway).  Thanks for the good wishes!  :-)


Moro 
12/13/05 at 10:06 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh (Now mostly clear, 20F, with a low of 16F overnight, brrr)

Comments:
WhoGirl - Well, hey, I am an experienced copyeditor in addition to being an ex-English teacher. Bring on the typos! I'll mark 'em up.

Actually, manuscript prep is one thing about which I can offer some advice, since I used to work in publishing. And the first and most important thing I'll tell you is this: don't waste your money going to an independent publisher to prepare a manuscript for you. All you need is a good printer and word processing software-- if your manuscript is formatted to standard (typed, double-spaced, one-inch margins, and properly paginated), it'll be acceptable to submit either to an agent or directly to a publisher. I think the Chicago Manual of Style will have all the info you need to that end. If you plan to make multiple copies, make sure they're good quality copies-- publishers and agents generally don't like to open up an envelope to find something that's obviously been photocopied.

I'd also recommend researching the publishers and agencies you plan to query before you submit-- find out what kinds of writers/genres/etc. they generally publish or represent; submitting to those whose interests seem to line up with your work will save you a lot of effort in the long run, as opposed to hitting everybody on the list till you get a response. And while it means a lot of grief and waiting for responses, it's better to approach publishers, at least (I'm not exactly sure about agents), one at a time rather than making multiple submissions-- they tend to get annoyed with writers who play the field, so to speak.

Good luck to you, girl! I hope you get some good news for all your trouble.



WhoGirl17 
12/13/05 at 08:51 PM

Comments:

Cold fingers lead to so many typos...you'd never know that I am a writer...  Anyone want to be my personal proof reader?  Just kidding (not really).


WhoGirl17 
12/13/05 at 08:44 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.myspace.com/whogirl17

Comments:

Hi everyone!  Thank you all so much for your kind words and congradualtions.  I really made me feel good waking up this moring to that  

Christina-The title of the book is Showmance: A Novel about a Play.  I want my cover art to be a theatre marquee with the title and my name on it.  I got this all planned.  Hehehehe

 

Severina-  Thanks for tip about the writer's handbook.  My mom got me something along those lines a few years ago, called the Writer's Guide Book, and it is filled with agents, publishers, and what each of them are looking for.  Right now, my plan it to just go down the list and see who bites first.

 

Moro-  Wow!  Who would have thought it?  Two writers obsessed with England and Alan Rickman who both live in Pittsburgh!  I guess we're just kindred spirits.  My novel is about a group of London actors (surprise surprise!) and as some of the others know already, one of my characters is based on a certain man in slightly obvious way   My plan of action right now is to either get a bunch of copies printed at Kinkos, or go to a self publishing company to get something a little more profesisonal looking, and then start sending said copies into agents.  If I hear from a live one, I'll let you know!

 

Dee-Oh, I don't know about taking the JK route.  I'm completely prepared ot pay my dues.  But here's hoping that it does get published, and then maybe it will get made into a movie.  I think we all know who my first pick is gonna be <---This is my agent talking to his agent...hehehehe

 

Anyway, thank you all again.  If you are interested in reading a few excepts (aside from the special previews I've been promted to give in the shat room) go to my MySpace Blog.  The link to my page is above.  Good night, all!


Hikity 
12/13/05 at 07:49 PM

Comments:

Sabine, do you have exams to do? Then cross my fingers1 Good luck and nightynight to everyone


Sabine 
12/13/05 at 07:16 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Claudia - thanks for the GG info regarding Rome!  I'm with you on the Ray Stevenson front. 

 

Back to the books now.  Three more days.... 


SeverinaSnape 
12/13/05 at 07:00 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Dee ...

 

See my note to you below - the latest post to my livejournal is just for you...

 

http://www.livejournal.com/users/nativemoon


Meeressternchen 
12/13/05 at 06:51 PM

Comments:

Moro, I agree with you re: the focus on Alice and the ending (my feelings were the same!), though re: action-reaction, I was talking specifically about acting...maybe those are nuances most of the audience members don't notice...and besides, as said before, I have seen the play almost at the beginning, so I am sure it was different.


Dee 
12/13/05 at 06:50 PM

Comments:

Severina - Thanks for posting that link to Marquise's drawings. Any other art sites like this I should know about?!


Claudia 
12/13/05 at 06:44 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Yeah, it does look that group won't rest until they get some more info! Thanks for the link CatsPlay.

 

 


CatsPlay 
12/13/05 at 06:29 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Another blogger who saw AR at the Jon Stewart thing.  Sounds like her LJ friends are going to drag more details out of her.  I'll keep an eye on it.

 

http://www.livejournal.com/users/__onthepier/6591.html


rebecca 
12/13/05 at 06:26 PM

What is your location? sitting here with the doggy

Comments:

OT RE: SEVERINA SNAPE/

 

HIKITY (quote).... know you must think Hikity is nuts but to tell you the truth my greatest dream in my life has been to be a Native American since I was about 10 years old - and "unfortunately" nothing has changed (I know I am dreaming...).

 

No, you aren't nuts, or I am too, lol.  I have felt the same way since I was little.  I cringe when I think about the past and how American Indians were/are still treated...Have always felt some connection to the American Indian way of life,( earth, nature, etc.)  and wanted to put my 2 cents in here.

~Rebecca


kathy 
12/13/05 at 05:44 PM

Comments:

Thanks, I was worried for a minute, my British geography isn't always very good, I'm sorry to say.  I appreciate you filling me in--as usual you're a great group.


SeverinaSnape 
12/13/05 at 05:41 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/nativemoon

Comments:

Hey Dee - I have updated the LJ with the info you asked about...and many thanks for having a look! The Snape essays go back several months...

 

The links you asked about are in latest entry called 'Juicy'

 

http://www.livejournal.com/users/nativemoon/


RickiNicki 
12/13/05 at 05:32 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Here is the bigger version of the new pic. The girl is Karoline Herfurth.





kathy, the explosion wasn't near Hampstead Heath, it was near Hemmel Hampstead, which is not in London, about 20 miles away from London.


CatsPlay 
12/13/05 at 05:28 PM

Comments:

You all are right, undoubtedly the young Snape.  Sorry to cause alarm!


SeverinaSnape 
12/13/05 at 05:26 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/nativemoon

Comments:

Kathy: The explosure happened near Hemel Hempstead in Hertforshire - north of London. But you could feel and see some of the effects of it down here depending on where you live in London. Hemel is nowhere near Hampstead which is inner London...your friends should be fine...


Moro 
12/13/05 at 05:21 PM

Comments:
Hey, Martina's got a point, there.  And note that it says Enchantment Casting represents young actors.  They're not talking about the  adult cast, here.  I refuse to panic yet. 
kathy 
12/13/05 at 05:21 PM

Comments:

All the talk of Elton John makes me feel OLD I saw him when I was in college the first time in 1973 at the Berkeley Auditorium in Berkeley, California.  He was quite glittery as I recall with his huge specs, too.  I have always liked him, too.  For those of you across the pond was that explosion anywhere near Hampstead Heath?  I have a friend who lives there.


RickiNicki 
12/13/05 at 05:16 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
News from the Perfume front. A webpage added some new stills and an article. You can find it here

As we were talking about Elton and recently about John Lennon's anniversary, you can find Elton's tribute to John here


Martina 
12/13/05 at 05:02 PM

What is your location? Munich

Comments:
Casting Snape- first I was worried because they got the best Snape already. Typically I was afraid they will take someone else as Snape.Then I remembered the story
they had to cast young Snape - someone who looks good even upside down.

CatsPlay 
12/13/05 at 04:51 PM

Comments:

From Mugglenet.com - but they don't confirm that AR is Snape...???!

 

'Order of the Phoenix' casting news

Harry Potter Fan Zone has heard from Enchantment Casting, a British casting agency which represents young actors, that the role of Nymphadora Tonks has been filled by an unknown actress. Apparently she was cast right after casting began. Also, casting for Lily, Snape, Lupin, James, and Luna is now completed.

Although EC is usually informed about all parts in the movie, they have not yet heard any news regarding Marietta Edgecombe and Lavender Brown. As a result, we're guessing they've been cut, but we'll let you know if we get confirmation.

 

 


SeverinaSnape 
12/13/05 at 04:03 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Fantastic AR fan art from one of the genuises behind Playwitch and Dangerous Detentions:

 

AR as the Interrogator from Closet Land

 

http://www.livejournal.com/users/ledivinemarquis/28326.html#cutid1

 

 

Plus Marquise does some of the best fan art out there of several fandoms - but yes her AR and Snape are both fantastic

 

http://www.livejournal.com/users/ledivinemarquis/

 

God if I had her talent...


Claudia 
12/13/05 at 04:01 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh yes, that was a nice piccie from last month's Evening Standard dinner.  Laura, sue, and Lurking Fairy surprised us with that one! 

 

I'm going to quote an AR fan from a long time ago over at Suzanne's....my favorite piccie of The Man is the newest one!  No matter what he's wearing...no matter whether he's smiling, frowning, or indifferent.  He looks good no matter what. 


CatsPlay 
12/13/05 at 03:56 PM

Comments:

Thanks for the voting URL, Hikity!

 

ps.  on the shirt, I'm still scratching my head to figure out if we are talking about the same photo...?!  Goodness knows, I've been free with my wardrobe comments in the past, but to me he appears to be wearing a nicely pressed, classic blue blazer, with a standard men's button shirt, typically cotton or some other blend.   In fact I think he looks quite nicely dressed in the photo.  To each their own, I guess.....!?


SeverinaSnape aka DJ Evil 
12/13/05 at 03:33 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/nativemoon

Comments:

Re: The Writers Handbook - it is available in bookstores in the UK and North America - I dont know about anywhere else. You can also get it online through Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Its even useful for journalists and screenwriters... There is also one for Artists and yet a third that is a combined Artists and Writers handbook but without all the information contained within the separate books (you are better off purchasing them separately)

 

OT:

 

Hikity: I cant imagine wanting to be anything other than who you are. I am not homesick - I may miss some things that are unique to my culture, but homesickness is not something that is a part of me.  It is one thing to 'live amongst' Native Americans and yet another to actually be one existing under systematic apartheid in the land we used to be able to roam freely and to still be told even in the 21st Century what is and is not acceptable from us. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been shut down for years and its not a blip on the radar screen of anyone outside of the Indian Nations. I've got news for Kanye West: George Bush doesnt care about Native Americans either. Its always romantic on the outside looking in at us... There is richness in all things and its up to us as individuals to find it in out own cultures while appreciating the culture of others. I am lucky that I have worked hard and endured my to achieve what little I have. My career as a graphic designer has taken me all over the world and I go where the opportunity is. Nowhere is perfect and everything has pluses and minuses, but living in Bush's America isnt high on the agenda... Everytime I hear from home its something new - things which never see the light of day in the media... Re Powhatan - Powhatan was an Algonquin Leader and the Powhatans just one of the Algonquin tribes - just like the Nanticoke and Lenni Lenape...


Hikity 
12/13/05 at 03:08 PM

Comments:

Catsplay, here you are: WhatsonStage Vote

 

 


Hikity 
12/13/05 at 03:05 PM

Comments:

 Tangled Lights Moro, not only do I agree totally but I have to confess that I know such shirts only from shopping market's pyjama offers for old men here in Germany ages ago. I just can't believe this. As I stated months ago - he needs a shopping consultant! Definitely, urgently...

 


CatsPlay 
12/13/05 at 02:59 PM

Comments:

Claudia,

What's the URL for voting again -- for the Rachel Corrie stuff?


CatsPlay 
12/13/05 at 02:58 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Can anymore suggest what the best software tool is for ripping little 'segments' of video from DVDs for the purpose of making the music vids?  I'm itching to create something 'special' to share for the holidays....!  Emailing me is fine, if we don't want to clutter the main board with this discussion.  Thanks!


CatsPlay 
12/13/05 at 02:52 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

I'm not one to disagree vehemently, but in this case I do.  I don't see anything wrong with the shirt, folks.   Also, this photo is from a few weeks ago, just FYI.  But always wonderful to see it again!


Moro 
12/13/05 at 02:50 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Hikity - Eurgh.  That's an old man shirt.  Oh, Alan, why are you going down that road?  Turn back.  Turn back now.

Teh hair's lookin' goood, though.    woohoo!


Claudia 
12/13/05 at 02:48 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Moro, I've always thought and often have said that Juliet Stevenson has been way under appreciated as an actress. She first bowled me over with TMD.  I've never been disappointed in any of her other performances as well.  I really like The Politician's Wife.  Man was she great in that! 

 

Em, I agree that Polly Walker "sunk her claws" into the part of Atia.  LOL  I was so shocked to see VB that I didn't even think about something for the two Davids.  But I really was disappointed that Ray Stevenson from Rome wasn't nominated. 

 

And to bring this post back around to AR, I thought I would post an update on the WOS voting.   

 

Best Solo Performance
Most impressive individual in a one-person show or series of monologues.
Corin Redgrave - Tynan, RSC at the Arts 19.67%
Jefferson Mays - I Am My Own Wife at the Duke of York’s 19.90%
Megan Dodds - My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court 36.95%
Stephen Dillane - Macbeth at the Almeida 23.49%

Best New Play
A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin - at the Theatre Royal Haymarket 29.40%
Coram Boy adapted by Helen Edmundson from Jamila Gaviin's novel - at the NT Olivier 12.78%
Harvest by Richard Bean - at the Royal Court 6.81%
My Name Is Rachel Corrie developed by Katharine Viner & Alan Rickman - at the Royal Court 33.61%
On the Shore of the Wide World by Simon Stephens - at the NT Cottesloe 6.55%
Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute - at the Gielgud 10.84%

London Calling - Best Director
Alan Rickman - My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court 37.05%
Melly Still - Coram Boy at the NT Oliver 3.04%
Michael Grandage - Guys & Dolls at the Piccadilly & Don Carlos at the Gielgud 24.58%
Phyllida Lloyd - Mary Stuart at the Apollo 8.59%
Richard Eyre & Matthew Bourne - Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward 9.22%
Stephen Daldry - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace 17.52%

Best New Play and Best Director races are close...a bit to close for my comfort. 

 

 

 


Hikity again 
12/13/05 at 02:45 PM

Comments:

Thank you Christina for that link although I had my problems in finding the wallpapers you mentioned (???). Anyway, here is the latest pic from the OooA with a very interesting shirt, I am sure Red Tango will love....

(it looks like a pyjama jacket, sorry ladies)


Hikity 
12/13/05 at 02:40 PM

What is your location? dark

Comments:

Totally OT, but never mind

Severina Snape,

quote: well the only thing I miss about home is the pow wow trail and my people (I'm Native American - Nanticoke/Lenni Lenape - the ones that welcomed John Smith at first with arrows before letting him set foot in the New World...)

 

Puuh, Severina, first of all, now I totally understand your homesickness and I just wonder why you are staying in Europe. I know you must think Hikity is nuts but to tell you the truth my greatest dream in my life has been to be a Native American since I was about 10 years old - and "unfortunately" nothing has changed (I know I am dreaming...). My sister had the chance to live with the Navajos for some time - she loved it a lot.

Are your people not the descendants of Powhatan (the Algonquian leader)?


Moro 
12/13/05 at 02:33 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Meeressternchen - Yes, you were right. The first and second acts were fine, but during the third act the stage was only about a foot away from my seat, and we could see right up Juliet Stevenson's nose. But even her nose is a good actor. So who cares? I did have to resist the temptation to reach up and knock the handbag she placed on the table out of the way.

The first act was my favorite, too, though the audience reaction was a little odd: not many people laughed, and when they did, it was nervously and rather quietly. I don't think that reaction was due to the writing or the performance; rather (and at least in my case), it felt sort of wrong to laugh, if that makes sense. It kind of goes back to what I said about JS being good at keeping an audience off balance. I think the audience wanted to laugh, if only because there was all this tension there, but wasn't sure they should; at its core that scene is very sad, and frightening. It's not really funny at all.

I wasn't too bothered by the seeming lack of interaction between Alice and the other characters because I think the play is more about how Alice thinks and perceives, rather than about her actual encounters with people. I too was struck at first by how stiff and remote the other characters' performances seemed, but I think that stiffness was intentional. The effect was almost like being inside Alice's head-- I got the impression that while she heard, on some level, people say things to her, her perception of what was said sort of got flattened and drowned out by the clamor in her own mind. As such, internal, emotional events became more important to the plot than external events happening in "real time."

I happen to find that kind of narrative approach appealing-- i.e., stories that are more about characters themselves than about what happens to them-- so I found the conclusion especially moving. We're led through Alice's experience over decades thinking (as she does) that at the end there won't be anything left but regret and bitterness, and instead she finds love within herself. That was unexpected, and redeemed the somewhat cliched "victim of a loveless marriage" aspect of the story for me.

And I'll say it again: Juliet Stevenson's performance just bowled me over. WOW.
Emily 
12/13/05 at 01:45 PM

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Claudia -- I was busy this morning and didn't look at the full Golden Globe list. Wow!!  "Viva Blackpool"!  That was a shocker!  I would have liked a nomination for David T. and David M. from VB, but this is cool.  I agree with you, Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald all the way for TGITC.  I'm thinking Polly Walker is going to win for "Rome".  She really sunk her claws into that part.   


Meeressternchen 
12/13/05 at 01:38 PM

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Moro, nice to see you back! I see you have enjoyed your trip and especially the play (though i was right re: seats, hehe), and from your story I notice the play has bettered (this is a normal process, as actors continuely work towards a goal throughout the play's run) - I liked very much the inner eil woman in first act and the third act was super, though I still wished for better action-reaction process in second act. Feel free to share more thoughts, if you have any!

WhoGirl - congrats!!!

BTW, SeverinaSnape (aka evil) - where is one able to get such a booklet for publishers??


SeverinaSnape 
12/13/05 at 12:47 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users.com/nativemoon

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This is CLASSIC!!!

 

Attn: JK Rowling, Re: Harry Potter Advice

http://www.wessexscene.co.uk/article.php?sid=1334

 

Dear Jo, Thank you for the new manuscript – it’s always lovely to read the latest book! Just a few points though, just editorial stuff really, nothing major.

1) Do you think you could use another title apart from ‘Harry Potter and the Something of Something’? It might seem a little lazy. But you’re the author of these books, you know more than I do about this!

2) Here at the Publishing House we obviously like to foster a free, open policy about how the author likes to write – we’re not the sort of people to make you do anything you don’t want, you know that. But where there has been a strong plotline running through your previous books, all evidence of anything similar seems to be missing from this latest one. I’m talking mainly about the whole Harry/Voldemort plot. When, before, they were fighting each other in a classic story of good and evil, in this manuscript, however, they spend the first 532 pages sitting around Voldemort’s flat, watching Star Trek movies, then taking, and I quote, "loads of crystal meth and going mental on ping-pong." Perhaps you could have a look at that?

3) The characters of Ron and Professor Snape seem to have swapped places, with Snape being his best school-friend, and Ron now an evil wizard who knew Harry’s father. I’m just thinking of consistency really – sorry to be pedantic. Also, Snape is often referred to as "Alan Rickman". A typo I guess - it happens to us all!

4) We did like the fact that black characters were always highlighted in the books before with Blaxploitation names like "Kingsley Shacklebolt" (as we know that makes it plausibly multi-cultural), but does Harry (who seems to have become "Garry" in the later chapters) really need to talk in gangsta-rap parlance to them?

5) Just one final point – the last four-hundred pages of the 1700 in the book seem to consist entirely of talking about how much money you have and what you’re going to spend it on, leaving the storyline (where Voldemort and "Garry" were just about to go out for a doner kebab and some rice) in mid-sentence. Perhaps this could be changed a smidgen?

Still, a first-rate book!

Yours,

John Davis

Bloomsbury

Ben Parker
 
 
Dee: I am going to honor your request in my LJ -
 
Moro - take a look at my note to WhoGirl re finding an agent...

Claudia 
12/13/05 at 11:16 AM

What is your location? GA

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The Golden Globe nominations are in and several Brits gets the nod.  Rome didn't get as many as I had wished for...but they're up there.   

 

Television Drama SeriesRome!!!  YAY!!!! The only serious contender, IMO would be Commander in Chief.

 

Actress, Drama:  Polly Walker for Rome!!!!  I would have thought Lindsay Duncan would have gotten a nod too but maybe season 2 will focus on her character a bit more.  *crossing fingers*

 

Actor, Drama:  Hugh Laurie  for House.  I've been watching season 1 while in bed sick and Dr. House has really made the down time a little better.  *grin* 

 

Miniseries or movie:  My jaw dropped in absolute thrill when I saw Viva Blackpool on the list!!!!!  But another good one is on the list as well....Warm Springs but still....VB is my choice!

 

Actor, miniseries or movie:  Kenneth Branagh for Warm Springs (another Joe Sargent film) AND......the winner just HAS to be Bill Nighy for Girl in the Cafe

 

Actress, miniseries or movie:  Another just gotta win.....Kelly MacDonald for Girl in the Cafe

 


Dee 
12/13/05 at 10:20 AM

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WhoGirl - Who girl? You girl! Congratulations on finishing the book! *not mentioning my shoeboxes filled with rejection slips, because I'm sure you'll go the JKR route straight to stardom while I eat twice my weight in chocolate...*

 

Severina (AKA yummy Evil Alan) - Been reading your lj. Wonderful stuff! Can you post the link again to the artist who drew those *cough* interesting illustrations? If you don't feel comfortable posting it, you can email it to me.

 

Laura - Hope you're starting to heal up from such a bad fall! Chocolate helps! Really!

 

I love Elton John too -- even if the polo shirt I bought at his concert turned yellow, shrank and unraveled at the shoulder...*grumbling cheap son of a ...*


Moro 
12/13/05 at 09:27 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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Way to go, WhoGirl! Geez, what planet am I on? I didn't know that you were working on a novel, too! Heaven knows what a lot of hard work it is-- it's always encouraging to see fellow writers succeed. I'm with Christina: Tell us more! What kind of novel is it? What publishers are you looking to query? Do you have an agent? Where do I get one? Etc.? (Nosy nosy!) Be sure to let us know how it goes.

Yeah, have a drink! 9:30 a.m. isn't too early, is it?

Laura 
12/13/05 at 08:05 AM

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Congratulations, WhoGirl17!
SeverinaSnape aka DJ Evil 
12/13/05 at 06:37 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/nativemoon

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Well done WhoGirl!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

I dont know if you know about this - but there is a wonder resource that serves as a guide to Literary Agents, Editors and Publishers amongst other things. Its called 'The Writers Handbook' and is updated yearly. I just got the one for 2006 and its well worth it. And JK Rowling credits it for helping her to find her publishers! Its well worth the few bob it cost...


Laurie 
12/13/05 at 06:27 AM

What is your location? Vermont

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Congratulations WhoGirl17!


Christina 
12/13/05 at 05:52 AM

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Susan, thanks for the info! Really odd indeed!
WhoGirl17 - how exciting indeed! Be sure to let us know if everything goes well! Can you tell us the title or do you preffer us to be surprised when it shows up on the market? Good luck!
Re:Rickmansweb wallpaper. On the site it`s specified that it shall not be used in other purpouses so I have my doubts about posting it on the GB. But if anyone is interested and still can`t acces it, give me an email and I`ll be more than happy to send it to you! it`s really worth it! Cheers everyone!
sue 
12/13/05 at 05:32 AM

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Thanks CatsPlay for that link to the MPH paper, very nice. I am guessing that one of our many security sytems must block whatever they use for pix on that page, shame.

 

Count me in on the Elton fandom!LOL I have adored him since the start. One Saturday morning waayyyyyyyyyy back in the early 70's I was mooching down the Kings Road in Chelsea and passed a record shop (owned by Noel Edmond's the BBC dj) which had a small poster announcing that EJ would be signing LPs in about an hours time. Naturally, I zoomed in and bagged front space at the desk. I bought the Yellow Brick Road album which he duly signed and personalised using a silly nickname I had at the time and he asked if that was me!LOL

We also saw him live at one of his famous Christmas concerts at Hammersmith Odeon one Christmas Eve which has been shown on tv a couple of times.


RickiNicki 
12/13/05 at 03:14 AM

What is your location? London

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oh and before I forget, he's going to marry his partner on 21st December! And he doesn't want to have any presents only donations to the Elton John Aids Foundation.

RickiNicki 
12/13/05 at 03:11 AM

What is your location? London

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Oh, CatsPlay, I would have loved to see the show on telly, but unfortunately I don't have any. Elton is really great! The last time I saw him live in concert was 2002, too long ago. I remember one concert in 1999 when I was in front of the stage when he signed my cap. I gave him an earring and he was surprised and asked "for me???". He was so sweet. lol. But I don't like it when he shows off or loses his temper.

Chalebh 
12/13/05 at 01:34 AM

What is your location? 11 days before Christmas

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Good morning or Good evening depending where you are.

 

Claudia: Get better soon.

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Dee: I hope you got my mail.

 

On Saturday I got my DVD of "Rasputin" with the original English soundtrack (Thanks to the Netherlands!). This film has been one of the few with Alan I hadn't seen yet.

 Well, no one dies as Alan does. He is brilliant as Rasputin. No wonder he won several awards for it.