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Bluebeatbabe 
Today at 05:07 AM

What is your location? Sheffield -UK

Comments:
Hikity.

Thanks so much for those pics of Perfume, I have n't seen these before and that first one of the tables where the fish entrails are gilleted is so evocative...it's just like I imagined the scene...the book is highly descriptive and looking at that picture, one can almost smell the stench rising in the air !Perfume which smells anything but sweet !

Your efforts are appreciated.
Hikity 
Today at 04:22 AM

Comments:

heya,morning everybody....no sun today here,

 

Leanne, that's no rumour. The release date has been known for ages - the question still lingering is whether the premiere takes place in Munich or Berlin - as I highly doubt it that TT will be so sentimental as to have the premiere in his home town Wuppertal.... Nevertheless the city of Wuppertal is carrying out a project, i.e. contest, on Parfume this year (the university is among the participants) and 2 weeks before the official release there is a celebration, announcement of the winner groups etc. I hope I'll have to time to join in (but my forthcoming exam in August and September of course... are more important).

Here are some pics which I believe have not yet been posted here:

 

Have a nice and relaxing Thursday

Hikity

 


Carla 
Today at 02:26 AM

What is your location? Australia

Comments:

I like Robin hood but it is not my fave. There are some good lines i like:

 

'no more merciful beheadings... and cancel chrismas!'

 

'You my room 10:30 you my room 11:00 (?) bring a friend.'

 

 


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Pam 
Today at 12:04 AM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:

Hi Dee,
I know what you mean about the movie book but aren't the photos gorgeous???
You're right as to what our overseas friends think of groundhogs day.
Geez, ligthen up people-we are all AR fans..
Dee, I found my movie book at the Friends of the Library Sale by the way. You just never know what will be there do you??  The extended version DVD of RHPOT is fantastic with the added scenes etc.
I have to check on the snowcake information also to see when it will be released.
Anyway, off to bed.. Have a fun day at the Library Dee. Maybe at one of your friends booksales you may find some cool AR things too..


Dee 
Yesterday at 10:19 PM

Comments:

Has anyone been checking the Wawa websites to see if they have anything to say about Snowcake? I thought the director made a big deal about bringing it back to the town -- or am I dreaming?

I love Robin Hood -- especially the extended version! More AR to drool over. I have the "Official Movie Book", but it has a lot of wrong information. For instance -- remember the scene where the sheriff is talking to the little girl (we was threatening Maid Marianne to marry him)? In the book, it says he talked soothing to her, holding her hand, and then bit her until she screamed. I've often wondered if AR refused to do it.

 

Do we know if AR is going to be in London for awhile?

 

Happy Ground Hog Day to everyone! Gee...what do our overseas friends think of THIS weird holiday!


Pam 
Yesterday at 09:23 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Catsplay we must think alike!!! I love that show Boston Legal..

Jan 
Yesterday at 09:15 PM

Comments:

Leanne - I think Perfume is listed as a German movie production. No?


Brittany 
Yesterday at 07:35 PM

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Whogirl17- well, i think silent conspiracy is an awesome name! its so amazingly brilliant. I was a bit confused with that though, was that Chris' bands name? Today it was okay, but man, the George Harison solo is soooo hard. and nobody in the group is thinking about names yet, but oh well. To Everybody,  I watched Robin Hood again too, but I hadnt watched it in a really long time, and I forgot that he died. Oh well. I really thought it was funny though when AR was like "you, my room, 10:30, you 10:45...and bring a friend!" Teehee. I could be the friend.


Leanne 
Yesterday at 06:52 PM

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

Comments:

Dont know when Snow Cake is coming but rumour has it that Perfume is due for release in September!!

Its being released in Germany first for some reason (i dont know)

on the 14th of September, well so I read on the IMDB!


CatsPlay 
Yesterday at 06:18 PM

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

Comments:

Does anyone else love James Spader and Boston Legal?  And Shatner, too.   I love this show. 


Critic 
Yesterday at 05:30 PM

What is your location? a computer

Comments:
Brittany, welcome to the group and best of luck with your guitar playing!
Glad to see you back again Pam and yes, I remember Buffy St. Marie from the 60's.
She was a really cool folk singer. You must be proud to have her in the family.
Anyone know when Snowcake is coming yet by the way?


Chris 
Yesterday at 04:13 PM

Comments:

CatsPlay, that is beautiful, thank you for the link, it`s so special to me because chestnuts hold a very dear place in my heart as well. The street were I grew up is simply paved with chestnuts and in the spring time, when they blossom it`s like a dream come true. I`ve added my leaf. Anyone here that knos more about the movie she`s promoting, I must say I`m a bit behind with the news!

Laura, thank you also for the news, remind me not to open anything that looks suspicious!


CatsPlay 
Yesterday at 03:41 PM

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

Comments:

Emma Thompson Launches Internet Site to Fight Racism


Laura 
Yesterday at 03:16 PM

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a friend alerted me about a new virus, a worm, that will "start to work" on friday. So the suggestion is: update your antivirus and scan for viruses your pc.

I asked for more details, if you're interested too I'll post what/when I hear back from her


Chris 
Yesterday at 03:07 PM

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Yes, it`s a wonder he`s still sane!  Personally, I loved the-just-before-spreading-legs scene , when he yells something like "I can`t do it with all this noise".

But one of my favorite characters is Ed, I have to give you that. The painter! Geesh, what a role! Besides "Yes", "ok" and "sure" he barely says anything but he still manages to steal the scenes! And I almost fell on my back with laughter when I saw him take that punch! Not to mention his style! He looked like a mad French artist!  (no offense, I LOVE Frenchmen! Yum!)


Reedpipe 
Yesterday at 02:54 PM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Marlina and Vicki, I love that part (aside from the fact that George kicks the bucket, that is -- but AR does it so well!)!!  That look does make the Sheriff more human, especially coming so soon after him yelling "For once in my life, I will have something pure" or something like that when Mortianna tries to interfere with his wedding.

Vicki 
Yesterday at 01:57 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Quote:
He look at Marian while holding the bloody dagger like he want to say, "This... This is the dagger i gave you..why.."

 

Marlina -I always loved that part...it made me feel somewhat sorry for him.  Poor baby. 


WhoGirl17 
Yesterday at 01:19 PM

What is your location? Work...arg...want to sleep,..

Comments:

Chris:  Awe, I used to have a band.  Several, actually.  The best one was called Silent Conspiracy and we did very well for ourselves.  But alas, the days of rocking out with the boys are over.  But I've always been all for an Alan Tribute band  

Brittany:  Welcome to the board!  Good to have another guitar player in the house!  Good luck with your band.  Scratched Vinyl is an awesome name!


Marlina 
Yesterday at 12:47 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Alma~ That's a hell of a manip

 

Guys, i just got this real weird experience in the chat room.. Anyway, i just watch Robin Hood again tonight.. Anyone notice how miserable Alan face near the end of the movie when he pulled the stabbed dagger from his chest? He look at Marian while holding the bloody dagger like he want to say, "This... This is the dagger i gave you..why.."

How ironic...

 

Good night!


Claudia 
Yesterday at 09:58 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Woo hoooo, Laura! Thank you! 

 


Laura 
Yesterday at 09:07 AM

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http://photo.wenn.com/index.php?ref=fiennes%20310106&session_id=81e658c662282df3a146f24a7787fc44 for Claudia, Ralph Fiennes
Brittany 
Yesterday at 07:17 AM

Comments:

Hey everybody! That was funny alma. chris and pam, im so excited about guitar more than ever now! I hope we actually get the "band" thing going.  Right now we have five guitarists, although one of them can play saxaphone, which isnt needed much in rock music, which is what we play most. we also have a singer. and we had a guitarist and drummer, but she flaked out on us. oh well.  For some songs you dont even need drums, but they are helpful. I really should revord something by us and post a link. If i can the earliest possible date would maybe be arouned the 13th. Well, hope everybody has a gread day, or night, depending on time zones!


Chris 
Yesterday at 04:33 AM

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Alma that was too funyy!!!!! ROFL

Brittany - wow, our first official musician here! Who, you don`t happen to have a band too, do you? And what a terrific name! That`s it, we need a sample of your music! And pronto!


Carla 
Yesterday at 03:11 AM

What is your location? Australia

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://p201.ezboard.com/bhogwartsschoolofthebraveandtheignorant52899

Comments:

Hello i'm back... i was here for a while about... erm a few months ago why did i leave? who knows why did i come back? its a mystery.

Boy things have changed in that time. Its now a super awsome site not just a really awsome site. Anyway ill be back again. Hopefully to join in some talk.

 

it took me a while to find how to get into the guest book so i went to the snape one. But eventualy i found it! 

 

Anyway great site again to all who have clips to add.

 

Love

 

Carla

 

xoxo  (( i end everything like this ))


alma 
Yesterday at 12:37 AM

What is your location? boston area <--- ewww

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This took way too long. It is also thoroughly ridiculous


Pam 
1/31/06 at 11:02 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Hi Brittany,
I have been an AR fan since I first saw the Die Hard movie years ago. Of course I knew Bruce Willis more than AR! I then saw the HP movies and realized who he was. I started to collect everything I could get my hands on from Blow Dry, all the HP movies. I also love Truly Madly Deeply, Sense and Sensibility. If you get the chance try to see the series The Barchester Chronicles. What a fantastic BBC program that was..
I would say overall my two favorite AR movies (beside the Harry Potter movies) are
Sense and Sensibility and Love Actually. TMD comes in third though-LOL
Off to bed soon-my son is up late finishing up a project due tomorrow for school!! Yikes-wish me luck...


Brittany 
1/31/06 at 09:33 PM

What is your location? NYC

Comments:

Hey pam, really dont worry about it. I read part of the posts too, and I can understand how it seems like was acted. i think there was a bunch of confusion all around on it.  Thanks for the support with my band. I just cant wait until the concert! How long have you liked AR, and which are your favorite movies of his?


Pam 
1/31/06 at 09:14 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Britanny,
I love the name Scratched Vinyl-it  sounds like a name that would really stand out and have people get to  know your band.  As for the acting, sorry, I thought I read somewhere down below in a post, you also acted. my mistake-sometimes I read through the messages way too fast!! (LOL)  When we rech a certain age we dont al2ways retain all the information we read (or dont see in my case!!-)i
Again, good luck with your band. Have a good evening and take care


Brittany 
1/31/06 at 09:01 PM

Comments:

Hello Pam. Well, I don't know how it got around about me acting, because I couldnt act if my life depended on it. But thanks for the compliments anyway. I do really love guitar though! And I really can't sing. oh well. we havnt come up with a name yet on our band, but we were thinking of Scratched Vinyl. if anyone has any suggestions, it would be much appreciated!


Pam 
1/31/06 at 08:06 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Hi Brittany,
Congrats on your guitar playing and acting. I wish I could sing but I couldnt carry a tune in a bucket as they say. I also am related to a famous singer/songrwriter, Buffy Sainte Marie. She and my mother are cousins. My grandfather Frank was her mothers brother. Buffys mother is winifred or winnie as she was called. I was totally shocked during the 1960's when she was popular and my mother told me of the relationship. She performed in New Hampshire back in the 1980's and we went to see her and talked with her  after the performance. What a neat relative to have in the family. Keep up the good work Brittany and all the best..


CatsPlay 
1/31/06 at 08:00 PM

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

Comments:

Jan,

 

I think there are like 30+ comments on that item, I encourage you to read them, they are interesting.


Jan 
1/31/06 at 07:49 PM

Comments:

CatsPlay - thanks, I didn't see the comments on your site - I'll have to look for them - and the other one, too.  Of course there are different ways to look at any issue - I just got a little carried away.  It's something I've given some serious thought to at different times - trying to put myself in their shoes (mentally, obviously) and think 'what would I want if it were me?'

 

In the end, we each have to follow our own gut feeling about things and that's a good thing.  Everyone has their own style - their own way of being in the world.  That's what makes it so interesting.


CatsPlay 
1/31/06 at 06:52 PM

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

Comments:

sorry, I meant "'Concerto Londra' "!


CatsPlay 
1/31/06 at 06:51 PM

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

Comments:

Hi Jan

 

Thanks for reading my LJ on that topic.  I actually almost included mention of the Contra video in that same LJ post, because I agree with what you said.  However, there were lots of good and constrasting comments and discussions on that LJ post, as well as subsequently on various sites in the AR Cerebral Hens Network that took a good look at both sides of the coin.


Jan 
1/31/06 at 06:44 PM

Comments:

CatsPlay: The feeling you described having looking at the picture of AR in your LJ on Jan. 25th is exactly what I felt watching AR in that video of the 'Concerto Londra' event! 

 

Did anyone else notice in that video that, after he walked to the side and stood, a young woman in the program walked over and stood near him and turned around facing away from him and HE BACKED UP!  I mean he backed WAY back.  He put much space between himself and anyone else.  And she wasn't a fan or anything, but a fellow performer (don't know who she was).

 

I've had people walk up right in my face and start talking and I back up instinctively - even if they're very nice people who I know and like, so I'm certainly not criticizing AR.  Some of us like a little literal space.  It just struck me, that's all.

 

And that tiny smile that flitted over his mouth repeatedly ever-so-fleetingly when he was being applauded. Slightly pained.

 

Anyway - that gave me the same feeling you described.  How would it be if many people 'fell in love' (so to speak) with good-looking - say - computer operators, and they crowded around them if they saw them and asked for autographs and wanted some little bit of attention, recognition of existence?  Wierd!

 

Do you realize how many 60-year-old men there are in this world who are every bit as good-looking as AR and every bit as good at whatever it is they do for a living as AR but who we never give a second look?  Alan knows - bet on it!  It's one of the reasons we love him - he's not full of himself - he's still 'real'.

 

But we do see him as exceptional and love many things about him - that's the way it is. If I ever saw him in public, though, I'd be severely torn between the desire to meet him and the desire to not intrude on his life with one more face among - what? hundreds? thousands? - which will come and go before him.

 

Sheesh!  Depressing!  And not to say he doesn't appreciate our appreciation of his work, at least, if not his every little physical attribute - mouth, hair, VOICE! *pant* *pant* *pant*  *thud!*

 

I'm not about to stop collecting photographs and DVD's and on and on and on, noninvasive stuff - but I'm AWARE. . . .


Brittany 
1/31/06 at 06:38 PM

What is your location? YAY!

Comments:

Okay well first things first- Curious, no I dont know anyone named tiff, sorry.  Second thing, Claudia, I think that was a great story too. My gradmother makes the best fruit cobler. And three, some you you know that I play guitar, and our first concert is the tenth. I just learned the George Harrison solo for "twist and shout" by the beatles, and when we perfom, i will be doing it solo! WOOT! super excited and nervous. Another thing, we started the new term today, and i still have all the same teachers. YAYYAYYAYYAY! that is a bunch of happy me!


Laurie 
1/31/06 at 05:00 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Claudia, what a great story!


Reedpipe 
1/31/06 at 04:31 PM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Claudia, that was such a great story . . . grandparents ROCK.  There should be more movies made about them!

Claudia 
1/31/06 at 03:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I think this is just one of the neatest stories I've read in a long time! 

 

Love story wins cell phone movie award

Tuesday, January 31, 2006; Posted: 9:30 a.m. EST (14:30 GMT)

ITHACA, New York (AP) -- A film starring a student's grandparents was named the winner of a college's contest for 30-second movies shot entirely on cell phones.

Ithaca College junior Mike Potter, from Broomfield, Colorado, won the $5,000 grand prize Monday in the first CellFlix Festival, said Dianne Lynch, dean of Ithaca's communications school, which sponsored the contest.

Potter's piece was titled "Cheat." In it, his grandfather plays a game with his grandmother while reading the Sunday newspaper. He reads a headline and rewards her with a kiss if she guesses correctly whether it's true or false.

"I've got to tell you something. Sometimes I cheat," the grandfather says in a solo shot, a boyish grin growing across his face.

The contest was open to high school and college students anywhere. The college received 178 submissions, Lynch said.

Potter's film was chosen from 10 finalists.

"It's a 30-second love story, with a buildup and a payoff," said David Lebow, one of the two grand prize judges, an executive vice president and general manager of AOL Media Networks, and an Ithaca College alumnus. The other was Bolivian filmmaker Rodrigo Bellott, also an Ithaca College graduate, who described Potter's film as "Contagious. Lovable. Effective."

The idea for the film came from sitting at dinner with his grandparents, Potter said.

"I saw something in their interactions, how much fun they have together. ... My hope was that if I had fun with it, other people would, and that if my grandparents could make me laugh, they could make other people laugh," said Potter, who is majoring in television-radio, business administration, and computer information systems.

The rules were simple: There must be a story, a narrative and sound, and the film must be shot on a cell phone. Editing could be done digitally on a computer or on a cell phone with editing functions.

The submissions were reviewed by a panel of film students and faculty members, which selected 10 finalists. Lebow and Bellott selected the winner from the 10 finalists in a "blind" review, without any outside information on the entry, Lynch said.

The finalists included two high school students and two submissions from foreign countries. Four finalists were Ithaca College students.

 


Curious 
1/31/06 at 08:15 AM

What is your location? on the trail of a hot pursuit

Comments:
Brittany, Perchance do you have a friend Tiff???? Just wondering....

Brittany 
1/31/06 at 06:57 AM

What is your location? 7:00 AM???? Ewwwwww, school in an hour in a half with possibly a whole new schedule with teachers and students! ARG!

Comments:

Well, lets see now that I got that out of my system what was I going to say??? Oh right. CatsPlay- Well, I totally don't mind that you were obsession over AR because we all love him.  Believe it or not, i have never even seen an episode of the sopranos.  Actually, one thing I forgot to tell you, one year when he won an Emmy, my aunt asked him to say hello to me, so he won the Emmy, and he thanked everybody, and he said "Hello Brittany" at the end.  It was super cool.  oh, and BTW, I LOVE your site! Its great, Id love to look around when I have more time.


CatsPlay 
1/30/06 at 10:18 PM

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

Comments:

Guys, I invite you over to my Live Journal (URL above) for the Great Rickman Refrigerator Expose.  Come check it out, and please, show us your fridges!!

 

*yes, I'm easily amused*


CatsPlay 
1/30/06 at 10:15 PM

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Wow, that is really cool, Brittany, thanks for sharing.  I bet he is a nice guy!  NO, I didn't know about the new season -- I must be living under a ROCK!  Thanks for the heads up!  Some fan I AM!  Too busy fixating over AR I guess!

 


Brittany 
1/30/06 at 09:57 PM

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Hey Catsplay. well, im not sure what i can say about him. But my aunt is his acting coach. we hang out in the summer sometimes.  Ive been jetskiing with him, and to the boardwalk in Jersey.  He is a really sweet guy. Im sure you know the new season comes out march 12th. thats about all I know.


CatsPlay 
1/30/06 at 07:13 PM

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

Comments:

Great dream Brittany, but I've GOT to know the details of you and James Gandalfini!   I am a major Sopranos fan!!!


Brittany Houlihan 
1/30/06 at 06:09 PM

What is your location? chatroom

Comments:

Anybody wanna chat? im bored.


Marlina 
1/30/06 at 06:04 PM

Comments:

Brittany~ You lucky lady! When I coincidently dream about Alan, it always ended up in the middle..


Marlina 
1/30/06 at 06:00 PM

Comments:

SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry, it's probably because of the Alan draught..)

That screencaps Sue made is so nice! Awwww!!! 

 

Chris~ It's Gong Xi Fat Chay (Happy New Year) or something like that i'm not sure it's "chay" or "choi"... though i'm Chinese, I never really an expert in mandarin

 

 

 

 

 

 


Brittany 
1/30/06 at 05:39 PM

What is your location? NYC

Comments:

Well well well, guess who had their first AR dream ever this weekend! yay. so here's what happened.

Some of you know that i personally know James gandolfini. Well, in the dream him and i were walking on a subway platform (weird!), and he told me he had a surprise. Anyway, from a distance I see Alan Rickman, but I didn't realize it was him.  But then we got closer and I started freaking out.  James was like "Brittany, meet Alan Rickman. I know you love him!" I was soooooo embarrassed.  So I just started freaking out! I spazed when he said in his sexy voice "Hello Brittany" and then i really fainted.And that's not the end of it. So after I became conscious again, he was leaning over me and he asked if I was okay. I said yes, he smiled, and then turned into Colonel Brandon from S&S.  I told him that i loved him, and then the dream was over.

Oh well, all and all i was just happy to have a dream about him. I also watched RH that night, so that's why I might have had a dream about him.


Puddingdale 
1/30/06 at 05:02 PM

Comments:

Dee, you are aware nobody but us weirdos would even notice the microscopic gap in the "barn door"?

 


Chris 
1/30/06 at 04:26 PM

Comments:
Laura, don`t you have ANY consideration for my well being?! You`re going to drive me INSANE with those pictures!!!
Dee 
1/30/06 at 02:54 PM

Comments:

I couldn't figure out what huge pixs you were talking about, so had to run to the GB. wOw! He looks so elegant! Can't wait to blow up a couple of these in Photoshop for a closer look!

 

All of the recent sightings have specifically mentioned how gray his hair looked - but he's obviously done something here. Perhaps something special for the awards, or getting ready for an upcoming project?

 

But, I feel bad for him about the zipper...that sort of thing happens to everyone sometimes and it's embarrassing. Surely he didn't go to this event alone? Couldn't his guest have whispered, "Alan dear, the barn door isn't quite closed and your pony is trying to get out." He should've invited me. I would have helped him personally.


Peekabooh 
1/30/06 at 10:52 AM

Comments:
Hikity, you´ve got mail sweetie.

Hikity 
1/30/06 at 09:57 AM

Comments:

Peekabooh, sweetie, that schedule really annoys me - I am not interested in the German version, but cannot fly over before  Friday evening or better Saturday morning - s*** And I assume the premiere will be in the Berlinale Cinema (English version) and threre you will find Him (catch him if you can)


Chris 
1/30/06 at 09:45 AM

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Oooo, no, Peekabooh, I had no intention to go as I have a few exams I need to catch up on plus my travelling money for this year have either a Belgium or an Austria destination.Or maybe I`ll pay you a visit, I`ve always wanted to visit your country. That is IF I find the time and funds. My mother will travel to Paris in a few months but she`s going there on bussiness so no travelling for me anytime soon. I was just asking out of curiosity, I`d love to go but it`s a bit late for that Too bad no one here can attend.

Gotta go now, 10 minutes have passed without me looking at that awfully big picture again! ROFL


CatsPlay 
1/30/06 at 09:44 AM

Comments:

Just had to look through all the great new pics again -- did anyone else but me notice Teh Hand in view in a few of the photos??  And, on the ones where he is stretching to look, my goodness, his neck is completely free of any wrinkles - egads!  He does NOT look like a 60 year old man!


Peekabooh 
1/30/06 at 08:48 AM

Comments:
Chris, are you planning to go to one of the screenings Chalebh posted? If yes, which one are you trying to attend? And yes, the Man is Gorgeous, isn´t he?


Chris 
1/30/06 at 08:37 AM

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&^$(&(_*)(_)_ ^%$#$%# !!!! Have you guys SEEN those huge pics? What is it with me? Their just pictures, for God`s sake...yeah RIGHT!

 

Is it just me or does he look even BETTER (if possible) than before? Talk about good win!


Chris 
1/30/06 at 08:21 AM

Comments:

CatsPlay - why, aren`t you the sweetest strawberry on the cake? Thank you so much for the interview, the pie throwing scene was hilarious and I`m currntly downloading the one you posted.

Dee- Yes, it`s true some people actually think of it as a blessing. I guess it has a lot to do with what kind of person you are. Personally I love my space in a relationship but it`s hard to find someone who`d think the same way, that`s the reason I broke off with my ex. Again, me and Aland would get along just fine! But you`re right, five days a week is a long time. But from what I heard from you, it`s worth the wait! *wink*

 

PS: I`ve got a special delivery-pie for Moro when she arrives in "da hood"! ROFL


CatsPlay 
1/30/06 at 06:50 AM

Comments:

In case anyone has been wondering (Dee, Chris, emtee, Laurie, gang), Moro's Internet has been out for 3 days.  She hopes it will be back today.


CatsPlay 
1/30/06 at 06:48 AM

Comments:

Chris and all,

 

Here is the video clip of Emma's whole interview on Dave.  Becaue it was still so big, I had to cut off at the part where the pie throwing started, but I figured that was OK since you can already watch that on Dave's site.

 

I particularly love the bit about the vodka.

 

http://s39.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2QLB9TQSWFNEP3E35ZD1LGGGLJ


Mary 
1/29/06 at 09:10 PM

What is your location? Wisconsin

Comments:
Dee, sorry you are lonely without hubby. Perhaps good books, DVD's will do the trick? I on the other hand would LOVE it (LOL) to get him out of my hair and gone for awhile and to be able to have some me time for a change. Does that sound selfish? .

RickiNicki 
1/29/06 at 08:31 PM

Comments:
Quote:
Dee: I wonder how AR and Rima do it?







Nahima 
1/29/06 at 07:26 PM

Comments:
Hi everyone!

I found this and it's really funny, at least for a time.
A brief sample, PG rated.

 -- Conversation Window --
snapeybot: I am glad your having such a entertaining  time.
Interesting plan. Good luck.
You: Thanks
snapeybot: Don't mention it.
You: You are very polite
snapeybot: Oh, so you think I am very polite, do you?
You: Right now, yes
snapeybot: Hmm... I am glad you agree )
You:
snapeybot: Why the shocked expression?
You: I copied yours
snapeybot:
You: what?
snapeybot: Oh, such a CLEVER response!
You: Don't ever mention it
snapeybot: I don't have any reason to do that to you.
You: what?
snapeybot: Are you hard of hearing?
You: No, of reading
snapeybot: Why not?Hmm... Tell me more...
You: Tell me you more, tell me a joke
snapeybot: Very well: Why did the Potions Master cross the
road?
You: I don't know, why?
snapeybot: Most likely to get away from you.
You: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!
snapeybot: I am glad your having such a entertaining
time.Marvelous. At least one of us is happy. I am so glad
you find this amusing.

Dee 
1/29/06 at 06:05 PM

Comments:

Chris - I thought I was the only one who hated Sunday evenings! My reason is because hubby leaves for his job in Urbana and I don't see him again until Friday night. sigh... How do others handle these long distance relationships? I wonder how AR and Rima do it?

 

CatsPlay - Do you have the book Perfume? If not, your library probably has it and you can read it for free! I read it when news about AR's role was announced. I personally didn't care for it, but one of our German fans said that the English translation is poorly done - so that might explain it. It just seemed too "technical" (did I really need to know the graphic details of distilling essence?). And, the way it was written, it was impossible to care about any of the characters. To me, they all seemed shallow and uninteresting. IMHO!!

 

BTW I'm going to pop into the chatroom. Haven't been able to catch anyone in there for a long time!


Lex 
1/29/06 at 05:41 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Keith,

Am not sure if you'll read my email before or afterwards reading this. I gave you all input on the Berlinale event and accreditaion process I have and also a contact person you can use. If you've no chance to convince your agency perhaps the solution can be found there.
Mr. Wachinger is the one I contacted.

Since I contacted the Berlinale Press office for accreditation, perhaps there's a slight chance to squeeze in even when the "dead-line" was in Dezember.

Either way one of us WILL be there.



Sorry Chicks, but I was and still am concerned that Keith won't read his e-mail in time and it's kinda urgent. Therefore my totally-OT-posting here.







CatsPlay 
1/29/06 at 05:11 PM

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

Comments:

Chris,

 

I will do it via YouSendit!  You are going to love it, she is so funny!


Chris 
1/29/06 at 04:36 PM

Comments:

Cats, that would be awsome! But please, if you do, could you pleas not put it on youtube? For some reasons I can`t view the videos from there and I totally love her so...please? Thank you in advance! You`re a sweetheart!

Also, I forgot to thank Dee for that lovely *cough* wallpaper! Love the look on his face!

Marlina - I don`t know the traditional saying for the Chinese New Year but have a great one! Yes, that`s the bottom line!

Oh and RickiNicki, that`s a wonderful find, thanks a lot! I should have posted this on the main GB but if I started it here might as well finish it

And that`s a wrap, folks, I`m heading for a long nice nap! God, I hate Sunday evenings, their a constant reminder or the following week! Bah! Have a nice evening everyone!


Jan 
1/29/06 at 04:28 PM

Comments:

Claudia - Thanks, I thought it must be an interview but wasn't sure.  Not one I've seen, I'm sure.

 

Critic, Sizie, Connie, Puddingdale, and whom else it may concern:

 

What's that smell???


CatsPlay 
1/29/06 at 03:52 PM

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

Comments:

I just watched the Emma  interview on Dave in its entirety and she is absolutely hilarious!  I am going to see if I can transfer it so you guys can see it. 


Claudia 
1/29/06 at 02:57 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you Hikity!  The first link was the one I was looking for. 

 

Happy Chinese New Year!!!!

 


Laura 
1/29/06 at 10:32 AM

Comments:

Marlina,

happy chinese new year!


Hikity 
1/29/06 at 10:03 AM

Comments:

Claudia, I just gave the last link a closer look...help, seems not be the right one, sorry


Hikity 
1/29/06 at 09:54 AM

Comments:

I pressed the button by chance, sorry, so here is a second post:

Claudia, do you mean this link:

http://www.tarleton.edu/~lilly/bordwell.htm

this one is not so thorough:

http://videodetective.com/home.asp?PublishedID=3368

and I just found this one:

http://www.submissivewomenspeak.net/movie3.htm

 


Hikity 
1/29/06 at 09:39 AM

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

Comments:

Dee, forgot to thank you for your latest wallpaper (for Ali-Pat's birhtday), hmm, delicious as usual


Claudia 
1/29/06 at 07:36 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Lurking Fairy, I have not seen Munich yet, but it along with Syriana are two that are high on my list.  You have a very good taste in films so I'm taking your recommendation very seriously!  *grin*

 

Jan, I had not seen that Closet Land site before.  Thanks for posting it.  There is another site that I can't find at the moment (I really need to get my bookmarks sorted) that does a huge analysis of the film.

 

In the "pained photo", he's doing an interview but as usual, I can't find which one.  We all know how expressive his face can be when he's talking on a serious note.  Unfortunately, that shot was taken at one of those moments. 

 

 There's lot of new names here so welcome to everyone!!!  Yall move to fast for me to keep up but you all do keep me in stitches!     

 

Thanks for the link to the Letterman site, CatsPlay!  She is hilarious!

 

Yes indeed, you can hardly recognize ET in her Nanny McPhee role!  It was quite interesting to see ET in the many appearances she did for Love Actually.  Karen was rather dumpy so during all her appearances, she really went all out to look fantastic and it looks like she's doing the same with this film as well.

 

 

 


Marlina 
1/29/06 at 07:10 AM

Comments:

Wow Laura!

Thank you! There's so many new pics!

 

You're all funny!


Puddingdale 
1/29/06 at 06:51 AM

Comments:

Chris, do not ask what started this. It is sheer madness without method...

By the way, I HAVE finished work now. So, no exhaustion, but

Yet, as you seem to insist not to step back concerning 9th of February, I will graciously let you have all the fun. I am sure I shall be rewarded for this unselfish gesture one day ...


Laura 
1/29/06 at 06:01 AM

Comments:

Chris, I've got the same error message but if you wait a few minutes, it should work again

Glad you all like it


Chris 
1/29/06 at 05:15 AM

Comments:

Funny Pudd, very funny indeed, too bad that you have to work, ha? by the time your finished he will be exhausted! OH BAD BAD Christina! Stop it! Dobby must punish himself!!! *bangs head with old lamp*

OK but I still don`t know what started this!!!!!!

Anyway, the REAL eason I posted this is to ask Laura if fotobank worked for her beyond page 3 or 4. It stops for me, I get a warning of some sort And there are fabulous new pictures there!!! Bwwwwaaaaaaaaaah!!!!


Puddingdale 
1/29/06 at 04:42 AM

Comments:

Funny, Chris? I have no idea what you are talking about... And I have Jan's permission for sure...

Back to work now, so that I will  have finished till dinner on the 9th. Well, that pained look on AR'S face was when he heard of Chris's memory loss. He is a compassionate guy. Still, forgetting a meeting with AR really insulted the man. So face it, Chris, you won't need a suitcase anymore - I shall stand in for you, no need to thank me.


Chris 
1/29/06 at 03:01 AM

What is your location? under a Snoopy blanket

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

Comments:

OMG OMG OMG!!!! ROFL There are no words to describe that hilarious scene with ET and DL!!! Thank you Cats, I can always depend on you for a healthy laugh!

Oh my, what a naughty bunch we have here, where did you all came from? Bad food, gas attack, what will be next? You people!

Peekabooh...oh well all right! But at least you should be happy cause it won`t be a heavy suitcase as I don`t plan to take too many clothes with me! Oh no, I can`t believe I said that! You people are a bad influence on me! That`s it, I`m going to church now! Don`t follow me!

 

PS: Laura, what a terrific find, thanks for the link, it`s working now! This has to be one of the best mornings ever!

 

Pudd, I`ve got my eye on you, don`t try anything funny while I`m away!


Connie 
1/29/06 at 01:51 AM

What is your location? Maine

Comments:
Anypne see the ads for Nanny McPhee starring Emma Thompson?? I was surprised that was her!!
As to the photo in question down below, how shall I say this? He does look to be in some discomfort-maybe a bad review instead of a bad food?? We would never give him bad reviews but some would..


sizie 
1/29/06 at 12:55 AM

What is your location? Minnesota

Comments:
Critic,
that was too funny!!!! (giggle) I think maybe he looks like he had a bad gas attack!!! Sorry guys-couldn't help it. Guess he couldn't either (LOL)


critic 
1/29/06 at 12:07 AM

What is your location? who knows???

Comments:
Jan,
perhaps that photo came from "oh-why did I eat that last sausage."..


CatsPlay 
1/28/06 at 10:35 PM

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

Comments:

There's a funny clip of Emma T throwing pies at Dave Letterman here

 

http://www.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow/dave_tv/ls_dtv_big_show_highlights.shtml#

 

second one down.


Jan 
1/28/06 at 08:22 PM

Comments:

Great link, Laura!

 

Does anyone know what this picture is from???

 

 

The poor dear looks pained and I don't remember seeing anything like it before.


Jan 
1/28/06 at 08:07 PM

Comments:

Carry on, Puddingdale, I'll gladly take the blame!

 

Chris - tell him I'll throw in some buttertarts for a comedy.  A whole truckload for a copy of John Gissing!!!!!

 

Vicki - her comments must be in context - she wrote it herself.  It does seem very odd that she's still so defensive after so long!  And it just really jumps out at me that she talks at length about her preffered actors and why she wanted them and what she didn't want in the portrayal and never mentions Alan at all.  Oh, well, that's her problem.


Peekabooh 
1/28/06 at 05:02 PM

Comments:
Chris, the least thing you could do is to let me carry your suitcase....

emteee 
1/28/06 at 04:18 PM

What is your location? Chatroom

Comments:

Hello

I'll be hanging out in the chatroom for a bit if anyone wants to say "Hey!"

emteee


Puddingdale 
1/28/06 at 03:07 PM

Comments:

It does not seem you got the latest development right, guys: As Chris is suffering from memory loss, I will be the one to whisper in AR'S ear. Forget about it, Chris...hehe

RickiNicki, save your money - you will not find any such sophisticated information in the Bild Zeitung.

*flying back into nutter's heaven*


RickiNicki 
1/28/06 at 02:58 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Do I really have to look for bl**** Bild Zeitung to find out what's going on with Chris and AR? I would like to know what's going on?

Have I mentioned that I'm half Berliner and I've got a cousin and one step uncle in Berlin? Still I can't fly to Berlin. I am at ADW...


Laura 
1/28/06 at 02:46 PM

Comments:

Chris

try this

 

Fotobank

 

 


Chris 
1/28/06 at 02:43 PM

Comments:

How did everybody get so funny lately?  I STILL don`t get it but let`s tag along! Yes, i`ll whisper many things to him but I don`t know if I`ll have time to tell him that too as we may be SOOOOOOO busy! Why do I get the feeling this will turn out like one of those chat discussions *cough* ?? You guys are simply......ADORABLE!!!!! You cheeky monkeys!


Vicki 
1/28/06 at 02:29 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Quote:
ClosetLand - Hubby got me CL for Christmas...the Spanish edition!
   

 

That is just so pathetically sweet!!

It sounds like a comic plot from Everybody Loves Raymond.  *Sniff -- wiping tears of laughter from my eyes*  Oh, it's the thought that counts, right?  But your observations on the actor's facial expressions are very interesting.

 

Thanks for the link to that article, Jan.  Her omission of mentioning AR makes you wonder.  Is she trying to say that he did not convey the characteristics she was looking for?  As the director, isn't that part of her job?  Or maybe some of her comments are taken out of context.  We can only guess.  But it's interesting that in 2005 she is still trying to make her message clear. 

 

Chris - while you are snuggling with AR on your moonlight stroll, maybe you can whisper in his ear that we'd like to see him do another comedy soon......please!  (Bribe him with a buttertart, if you have to).

 

 


Chris 
1/28/06 at 01:54 PM

Comments:

Laura that`s a GRRRRRRRREAT one! Bravo!!!!! *bows* but how come I get a "no results" on my AR search on fotobank? HELP!

PS: Dude, what`s with the shirt? ROFL


Laura 
1/28/06 at 01:47 PM

Comments:

you're very welcome!

my favorites/bookmars(?) are all yours if you want

I also have the login to 2 of them...unfortunately not the ones that often have new pics :-/


CatsPlay 
1/28/06 at 12:51 PM

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

Comments:

Hey Laura, I don't have an unwatermarked but wanted to say thanks for sharing that photo site.  That was one that I didn't have on my photo agencies bookmarks list!


Laura 
1/28/06 at 12:19 PM

Comments:

http://www.fotobank.com/photo/imageedit_hires.html?id=P004-8640

 

is this image available without watermark?

Happy saturday to all of you


Puddingdale 
1/28/06 at 12:13 PM

Comments:

Good to know that, Jan. But now it is your fault if we will never stop...  


Jan 
1/28/06 at 11:44 AM

Comments:

Your 'crap' is great fun!


Puddingdale 
1/28/06 at 11:21 AM

What is your location? Floating in the sky with diamonds

Comments:

Yes, you are right - we are nuts! Nutterynuts! Isn't that just great?

Now, Chris, AR tells me he is very worried about your memory loss. He sends his best wishes and in order for you to recover, he will go for the stroll, dinner and hotel room with me instead - hahahaaaaaaaaaa!

Right, Chris, Hikity and everyone else who is silly enough to even read all our crap, I wish you a very good weekend, too!!!


Hikity 
1/28/06 at 10:34 AM

Comments:

Chris and Puddingdale, enjoy your Saturday! I have to clean the house now...how I hate these chores


Chris 
1/28/06 at 10:23 AM

What is your location? under a 10 feet puzzle

Comments:
Oh yes indeed, I booked the hotel room for a whole week, he ain`t getting away THIS easily! I already ordered the Bloody Marys and the butter tarts are on their way. Or should I have ordered organic bananas instead? A tsroll? Well well I hope it`s a stroll to the hotel room!  And Peekabooh should know her place and stop interffering in other people`s businees, has she no manners? Ok one thing`s for CERTAIN! You people are nuts!!!!! I can`t remember me standing anyway near him these days. (although such an encounter would defintly caus serious trauma and lingering effects such as memory loss) Hmm...must look into that, mustn`t get too far behind with my daily activities! Hi hi!
Puddingdale 
1/28/06 at 09:37 AM

Comments:

Come on, Chris, you cannot fool us. Hikity and I may be envious but we still love you.

So, after the stroll, what will you two be up to? I do hope you booked your own hotel room, Chris??? And for how long have you kept it all a secret from us?

Sure AR would not mind my joining you for dinner? I will ask him when he calls next time ...


Hikity 
1/28/06 at 09:31 AM

Comments:

 We all envie you, dear Chris, that's a fact. First I read here on GB that Alan invited you for dinner , which can only be at the ADLON Hotel in Berlin and Puddingdale found it confirmed in the Bild Zeitung plus the evening stroll along Berlin's most famous street.... so now, tell us: which hotel are you staying in?? And will you allow Peekabooh to take a nice pic??


Chris 
1/28/06 at 09:19 AM

Comments:
Excuse me but what on Earth are you talking about, Puddingdale and Hikity? Man, I wish I could say something funny back but I am in the mist with this! Oh come on, play with me! What did I miss?!  
NativeMoon 
1/28/06 at 06:22 AM

What is your location? Location

Comments:

Quote:
Does that mean Alan didn't capture his humanity??? Or that he portrayed him with 'flamboyant bombast and grandiose posturing?

 

I bookmarked this ages ago and never looked at it after the first time. Its a great find Jen! Having read it through again, there is a lot of bitterness in Bharadwaj's clearning of the air.

 

If you research CL and see the unflattering reviews it received from many quarters (Film critic Leonard Maltin (amongst others) said the film was 'ike a bad play that never went beyond workshop status' and many others were overly fond of regarding it as 'pretentious'. Janet Maslin of the NY Times was not only scathing about the film and its execution of its ideas - but said that the actors were 'somewhat better than their material'...), I do think Radha Bharadwaj meant exactly that and should have had the power of her convictions to say it. But she isnt stupid - AR is too respected and far too successful now 15 years on and she hasnt exactly set the world on fire as a filmmaker. She can only burn but so many bridges if she wants to get ahead in Hollyweird... A statement like that required further explanation. She says she met with a number of actors and actresses who wanted the roles - but were Hopkins, Holm and O'Toole actually interested? Or were they approached but rejected it? Were they ever actually approached at all? She doesnt mention AR by name and there is a definite reason for that.

 

Having read the entirety of her comments - she takes issue with the Amnesty International quotes and commercials that tag the film and yet at the time of the film's release she said she wrote the screenplay inspired her husband's work with the organisation and seemed happy enough allow the film to be used by the organisation. Now she doesnt like the way her work has been interpreted with the exception of her 'best viewers' who 'have also understood is that [my] film, despite being about torture, also deals with the exhilaration of freedom and the power of human imagination.' She also says 'When plastered on a film, these quotes and commercials ended up subjugating the voice of the artist to the voice of a cause' but she is proud of the people that write to her about the film and who have found it through word of mouth. Well I'd wager its the political messages that inspire people moreso than the abuse based on viewer reviews I have researched. And given America's and Britain's record of Human Rights violations - it strikes a cord post 9-11. Bharadwaj seemed to have a lot to say with CL and even more to say in the aftermath ('Without the creator’s intention on record, everything becomes a matter of third party interpretation, speculation, and, at times, even distortion. This is to set the record straight.') - but her own voice was lost even with her at the helm as director. Does she not understand that?

 

As a writer and artist I fully understand the sensitivity (sometimes oversensitivity from protectiveness) that we creatives have about our work. Bharadwaj wanted control of her first time offering and she got it. She was the director and creative force. It was her vision and no one else's. She's finally come out towards the end of 2005 and said what the film was really all about ('She trusts the viewer’s imagination to fill in the blanks, and the viewer is, in turn, left with a deeper understanding of why some human beings violate others—and why some manage to soar above the abuse') and apparently most of us miss the plot entirely. The work itself does not lend itself to the automatic conclusion she feels we are supposed to come to. The brilliant thing about CL is that it compels one to think about all manner of things - iwhether ntentional or not. And if the characterisations are not to her liking - then as the director only she can take responsibility for that. She hasnt trust the viewer's imagination - and I am sitting here now thinking - right all this time its a film about abuse and we are supposed to be as sympathetic for the Interrogator as much as the Victim. Bharadwaj has muddied the waters by her own hand about what the film is supposed to be - mainly because of the negative reactions she's had to it.

 

I am still searching for the mention about AR's reaction to the final film - which reasonates even more in light of Bharadwaj commentary.


Puddingdale 
1/28/06 at 05:05 AM

What is your location? After paperwork, but still before breakfast

Comments:

CL SPOILERS

 

 

Hi Alma, thanks for posting - hope there will be many more!!! I agree with every word you wrote. Yes, the movie seems to be much more about dealing with child abuse than torture at the interrogation. That way, ending it all with Amnesty International seemed a bit confusing to me. Of course, Amnesty has every right to use the movie for its purposes as its causes are so important.

Still, to me the unrealistic setting made a point, telling the viewer to watch more carefully and think about what it could all mean allegorically.

The fact that the interrogator should have a timeless face, adds to the dream/inner monologue theory. And of course, he need not look older than the woman, for she pictures him the way she remembers him - not yet able to face the fact who she has to face in her nightmares again and again.

I think AR's painful expression makes some sense too, especially when the woman pictures him as being a victim of some sort as well. In that way, it is a very brave movie - quite provokative I should say. I am not sure I can agree with the "abuser as victim" part of the film - but it definitely made me think. Maybe this is why the film is so exhausting - it forces you to deal with very painful issues and really to look at it from all angles - even the abuser's point of view.

 

Yeah "the friendly rooster shakes his tail feathers" - it adds to the horrors of the film that the brutal interrogator could be so - well ummm .... sexy. Raaah, maybe someone else should have played the part after all...No, not really


Chris 
1/28/06 at 03:45 AM

What is your location? zzzzzz......

Comments:

Regarding RB`s choices on Closet Land - I don`t mean to be disrespectfull or anything, but she had some odd choices. I mean reading the script and the way The Interrogator`s characterized I can say without fear that she seemed to describe HIM from the begining. But anyway, Anthony Hopkins - yes, a good choice but I think it would have changed the movie entirely. Plus it seemes to me that when he moves a lot (which he had to do here) it`s in a rather comical way. I still love his acting, none the less. Ian Holm - I totally disagree! Ian Holm does not posess a "timeless face"  And I can`t even imagine that scene "in the closet". As for Peter O`tool, hmmm....Maybe. But he seems much to "sweet" for me. Even if I weren`t a fan of AR, he still would have been my first choice. And yes, Dee, he does seem to be much more in pain than she. MS could have brought more to the character herself. BUT I liked the result because it created this perspective that the pain of someone who has to fight his own feelings in order to accomplish something he loathes (hmmm, see any Snape resemblance? ) is much more stronger. Yes, he didn`t play the character as if he WERE the abuser but the script doesn`t really "tell" you that either until the very end. But they did leave some parts out of it, maybe because they didn`t want to reach that personal level and just hint at it. They did a good job in my view, I think discussing it further would have determined some people to go "oh did he really do THAT?! Eeeeewww!".

 

PS: I like the new hairstyle and I`ve always admired his choice for clothes. But I think the hair color is what gets me every time


Alma 
1/28/06 at 01:11 AM

Comments:
I don't think she meant that, Jen. I think she just was mentioning her top choices for the film. Alot of the time, an author's top choices aren't possible. It is disappointing that she doesn't mention AR, though.


*CL Spoilers*
Puddingdale, I agree! I'm fascinated by the intertwining of the interrogation and abuse themes. I personally think the abuse storyline was much stronger than the interrogation one. The torture area was too stylized to be realistic. Most torture in the world does not take place in a big marble hall, of course. I also thought the storybook as propaganda idea was a little contrived.
What I found most interesting was the fact that the women *was* guilty. Her stories were more than children's books. They were her way of coping with the abuse she endured as a child but she was unable to admit it to herself. I love the way this works as an allegory and it's also quite touching. In the end, the women has to confront both her abuser and the truth about the books she writes. The way the author blends this with politics is really fascinating.
And I really loved AR's performance in the movie- just brilliant. It definitely shows a wonderful hairstyle for him, too. I think my favorite moment is when he is reading a passage of the women's book to her- "The friendly rooster shakes his tail feathers." The way he phrases it is wonderful and I could be imagining it, but I'm pretty sure he does a little shake

First post here, yay!

Jan 
1/28/06 at 12:04 AM

Comments:

Should have put this in the last post - sorry.

 

She says:

 

Quote:
I would still unhesitatingly go with my first choices then: Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Ian Holm and Peter O’Toole. All three can capture not only the interrogator’s violence and villainy—which is the easy part—but, more critically, his humanity. Evil does not come wearing horns and a tail, nor does it announce itself with flamboyant bombast and grandiose posturing 

 

Does that mean Alan didn't capture his humanity??? Or that he portrayed him with 'flamboyant bombast and grandiose posturing?

 

We know from watching The Making of Mesmer, and interviews on Die Hard and Galaxy Quest that he has very strong ideas about the characters he plays and likes to have a lot of input. As he says, he likes to have 'a dialog between the script, the actor, and the director.' Maybe, in the end, they both compromised and neither was completely happy with the result???

 

Very, very interesting! I'd love to read that script, too. I found that there was once a book but that it's out of print and I couldn't find it anywhere (on the Internet).


Jan 
1/27/06 at 11:49 PM

Comments:

Have you seen this?

 

http://www.closetland.com/closetland/closetland.htm

 

I was poking around on Yahoo! search after reading today's posts here and found this.  This statement by Radha Bharadwaj is dated September 2005 so is quite new.

 

It doesn't mention Alan at all but says which 3 actors she wanted (and still would prefer to have had!) for the role of the interrogator and why.

 

It also explains why she did it the way she did (it is her script entirely) it the way she did - having it both about 'political, state-sponsored violence' and 'intimate, personal abuse'.

 

It's very interesting. But maybe I'm just late in seeing it???


CatsPlay 
1/27/06 at 11:34 PM

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

Comments:

I think the hair just lacked a certain foofiness in these shots, that's all. 


CatsPlay 
1/27/06 at 11:32 PM

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

Comments:

I know, the top button thing is comical.  But you know what, Jake Gylenhall (?sp) and Heath Ledger came out on Oprah today and I immediately noticed that they had their jackets buttoned the same dorky way.  I like the dark on dark on AR too, and I was admiring the fabric of his suit jacket.  I bet that is a gorgeous suit up close.  I bet it feels good to touch.

 

OOPS!  *slapping self*


Dee 
1/27/06 at 11:21 PM

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I know they don't like us to discuss AR's fashion choices on the GB so...

He looks so elegant and handsome in those recent photos. I love the dark, on dark, on dark. But why does AR insist on buttoning only the top button of his jackets? Even the skinniest man would look like he has pudge with the bottom of his shirt and tie poking out! "Alan, please, either button it or unbutton it!"

 

And, did he get his hair cut, or is it just combed back? The "tug" looks gone.


CatsPlay 
1/27/06 at 08:27 PM

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

Comments:

In Demand can also be found on the DVD called Texas Paris Concert.


INTJ 
1/27/06 at 08:12 PM

Comments:

 

Leanne - If you're having trouble playing the vid, it's probably because you are missing the DivX codec which is required to play .avi files. Go here to download and install the free DivX codec: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/divx_play.cfm

That should do the trick.  If you're still having trouble, drop me an e-mail and I'll try my best to help you out.

 

Oh, and the video can be found on the 2 CD & 1 DVD box set Texas: The Greatest Hits Deluxe Edition.

 


critic 
1/27/06 at 08:11 PM

Comments:
my comment was in respone to Dee discussing CL and I cannot remember which show I saw him discussing this a few years back

crtic 
1/27/06 at 08:09 PM

Comments:
to my understanding, AR explained in an interview his role was based on a life experience?? Anyone else hear that..hope it wasn't his own..

Dee 
1/27/06 at 07:27 PM

Comments:

ClosetLand - Hubby got me CL for Christmas...the Spanish edition! After reading the discussions, I tried watching it last night. Since it's the wrong region, it wouldn't play in my DVD player, but it worked in my laptop...except...no sound or subtitles. So I watched the entire movie in silence! Can you imagine? What a weird trip!

 

Possible Spoilers:

 

All I had to go with were their facial expressions. Amazing...but in silence, AR actually seemed more tramatized and in pain than she did. Her face is often stony for minutes on end, but AR's face was constantly twitching, grimacing, sweating, etc. The way it played without words, there was no way that he could be the abuser. Even when smiling or acting, "evil", his face looks sickened by what he's doing.

 

Maybe the script and storyteller says that the abuser and interrogater are the same...but it doesn't play that way. At least, not in silence!


Leanne 
1/27/06 at 07:09 PM

Comments:

Ok, may have posted my last messesge a wee bit too early lol

Once it downloaded, it only gave me the music, no video

Is there something I did wrong?


LurkingFairy 
1/27/06 at 07:05 PM

Comments:

This is really for Claudia LOL - I wondered whether you had seen Munich yet? I saw it today and was blown away by a fabulous screenplay great acting from a superb cast and a truely moving true story.


Leanne 
1/27/06 at 06:20 PM

Comments:

OMG INTJ- thankyou soooooooooo soooooooo much (hugs and kisses galore for you!)

Chris is right its like watching it stright from DVD!!

Speaking of which, what DVD is it from, I must get my grubby little mits on it!!

 

If there is a chance of the copy of MNiRC script going around, could I have it too please? my email is there.

 

TMD arrived this morning too so Im having a pretty good Alan week all round!!

 

Leanne

-x-


Claudia 
1/27/06 at 06:04 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for posting that version of In Demand, INTJ.  Its quality is as good as watching it from the DVD. 

 


INTJ 
1/27/06 at 04:05 PM

Comments:


Leanne - Go to http://www.filefactory.com/get/f.php?f=3bb01ef59673d1c95705cf66 to download my hi-res (*cough* DVD rip *cough*) version of In Demand. Enjoy!

 


NativeMoon 
1/27/06 at 02:56 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Forgive me if this isnt new

 

source: http://fanzone50.com/faves/AlanRickman-ClosetlandAutograph.html

 

 


Chris 
1/27/06 at 01:22 PM

Comments:

OMG, Who, you did LLD! *faints* ! I thought your novel was about actors because you liked alan! ROFL

Peekabooh - there are 85 pages!!!! there must be some other way, some site we can digg up with the screenplay or something.... It would be easier to just make this a chain letter!


WhoGirl17 
1/27/06 at 01:15 PM

What is your location? Soon to be Uniontown for the weekend

Comments:

Wow!  Even more birthday wishes! Thanks Chris, Laura, Laurie, Dee, Marlina, and Native Moon (Glad to hear from you again!  Hope you and your computer are doing ok)!  You guys are awesome

 

Oh, and Chris:  Did I never mention I went to school for acting?  Hehehe, oops!  Well, I guess that explains why my novel is about actors.  I have the inside info.  Here's a very foggy picture of me doing Les Liasons Dangerous last fall.  (I'm on the far right)  Enjoy!  Oh, and yes, I totally got the role in this play because of my extensive knowledge of the original cast  

 

 

                    LesLiasons.jpg


Moro 
1/27/06 at 01:12 PM

What is your location? Sunny Pittsburgh!

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

Comments:
Hi.  Got this info in an email today from the Royal Court and thought y'all might be interested.  Nothing at all to do with AR, but it looks like a fun production.  Someone will have to go and check it out for me, because I won't be in a postion to see it myself any time soon, sigh.

KEN CAMPBELL: DÉCOR WITHOUT PRODUCTION’


Fridays 3 February, 10 March, 7 April, 5 May 10pm

Over four Friday nights between February and May, Ken Campbell will assemble a team of actors and musicians and set them improvisational challenges exploring the history of the Royal Court and iconic moments from the plays. 

The show will ask penetrating and important questions such as: Who were the ‘tit swingers’?; What happens if you turn Shopping and F**king into an opera?, Or get a Greek Chorus to tell the story of Look Back in Anger

Join us for this anarchic, irreverent and possibly notorious, spontaneous improvisation show.

As much a national treasure in his own alternative way as the Queen, Judi Dench and Basil Brush” The Guardian

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs    £7.50, £5 discount             

Box Office 020 7565 5000  

Book online www.royalcourttheatre.com




Puddingdale 
1/27/06 at 01:06 PM

Comments:

Yes, Nativemoon, have seen it. I think that was the site where I found the allegorical interpretation ...


INTJ 
1/27/06 at 12:58 PM

Comments:

Leanne, I'm so sorry for not responding to your posts sooner - I'm (once again) terribly behind on reading both guest books...   I'm uploading In Demand at this very moment; will post the link ASAP.

And, thank you so much for your kind words, Chris


Nativemoon 
1/27/06 at 12:53 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Claudia - I came across an article in Googling about CL that mentioned ARs reaction to the final product. It was the first (and last) time I ever heard that. I will Google again and see if I can find the link.

 

In the meantime - has anyone see this

 

http://www.tarleton.edu/~lilly/closet.htm

 

Sev


Peekabooh 
1/27/06 at 12:24 PM

Comments:
Hi there, this Closet Land theory is very interesting. If you´d like me to scan this script and post it here (or in my LJ) so we could all read this, it´s alright. All you have to do is send me a copy! Let me know if you´re interested.

Chris 
1/27/06 at 12:24 PM

What is your location? in a sock

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

Comments:
Hikity, I`m having troubles with gmail again, the pages take AGES to load...your daughter looks so pretty, I can`t wait to see it in a bigger size! And this is an odd coincidence, our Academy of Theatre and Film accepts 8 per year too at that section. Isn`t that just rotten luck?!
Leanne 
1/27/06 at 12:07 PM

Comments:

Chris- I have broadband so it should upload pretty quickly, if INTJ doesnt mind posting it?? (in demand)

By the way, good review on MNIRC, I really hope it comes to Scotland so I can go see it!!

 

Leanne

-x-


Chris 
1/27/06 at 11:50 AM

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Oh I am SO SORRY, I was in the middle of editing it and it got posted by mistake! I forgot to add the CLOSET LAND SPOILERS warning! forgive me please! Also I forgot to adress this to NativeMoon - I got a copy of the script from Hikity. The thing is that if I copy it I`m not sure th writing will be clear enough for you to understand it, I had troubles understandin some words too because of the ink. (But it`s not Hikity`s fault! she`s an angel!) Mabe she or anyone else who has the script can help you with it, I promised Laura I will be sending her my copy after I read it. If you`re having problems finding it please tell me and I`ll see what I can do, perhaps Laura can send it to you after.
Chris 
1/27/06 at 11:42 AM

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Oky doky, folks here it is! I finnaly managed to read the whole script today (I WAS suppose to be listening to what the lector had to say about The Beginings of the Cold War but really, that stands no chance against the all mighty AR! )

In the script it`s specified that she`s about 35 and that he`s fifty-something, but with a "timeless face" or something like that. He was a piano teacher or something in those lines and was part of a literary group who met at her mother`s house, where the abuse happened. I can`t say I was dissapointed because the script draws a very distinctive line between what happened then and what is tha cause of her arrest NOW. I think it mad it even MORE interesting especially because of how he talks about her as a child. It`s scary bcause I found it charming in a way. And what I really admired is how the writer brings him on the verge of redeeming himself and hen just hrows him back into the darkness again. Also i`d like to add that the script has MANY deleted or changed lines. I don`t think the abuse was the reason he was unhappy with the result because much of it was left out especially some really obscene lines. I was surprised that he could bring that much ellegance the character. But then again he always does. The script is much more sexual too. And you just HAVE to read it because it contains some aditional explanations and "hints" regarding some reactions or lines. The "You`re going to press what against whom?" line and the hidden meaning...Oh my God, I would have never thought of that...but you must read it in order to understand it and I appreciate the film even more now. Thank you again Hikity!


Puddingdale 
1/27/06 at 10:37 AM

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ABOUT CLOSET LAND - ANOTHER INTERPRETATION 

 

*SPOILERS*

 

At first I was quite disturbed by the fact that AR's character was supposed to be the abuser, too. But then I read a very good interpretation of the movie - and it suddenly all made sense.

Yet, in that case, it is much more than "just" an Amnesty movie about dictatorship and torture in prisons imho.

As far as I understood it, the events in the cell are rather a dream/nightmare or inner monologue than real events. Maybe that explains the weird looks of the place... it is something like the inside of the woman's head. She tries to deal with what happened to her as a child and thus pictures her abuser as the three different characters she sees in him:

the abusive, brutal man impersonated by the second interrogator with the strange voice

the understanding, friend-like, yet uncanny person impersonated by the first interrogator

and the abuser as a victim himself impersonated by the tortured "Friendly Rooster"

That explains why AR plays three characters at once - it is not only for intensive torture, but rather works on an allegoric level as well.

In the end, the woman manages to free herself - her nightmares end. I remember at one stage water is poured over her head.

Note that the torture methods are all more or less related to or alluding to sexual violence and the pain the imprisoned woman associates with it.

 

Hope that explanation (in my stream-of-consciousness gibberish) makes some sense to you. It rather helped me appreciate the film much more. Although I have only watched it once, too, and am not planning to watch it often. It is just too disturbing with its psychological and unrestrained violence.

Yet, I think it is a very good and important movie in its own unusual way.


Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
1/27/06 at 10:26 AM

What is your location? At work..still dreading root canal

Comments:
Jan..I seen the videos listed on ebay. I have several marked to watch to see how high they go. Maybe I will be able to add to my AR collection.
Reedpipe 
1/27/06 at 09:25 AM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Thanks for the fix, Claudia! 




Claudia 
1/27/06 at 08:46 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

***CL Spoilers***

I'm glad to see I'm not alone in not being able to watch CL more than a couple times.  It really is excruciating to watch. 

 

I had it in my head, as well, that the revelation of the Interrogator being the child abuser was just a huge, well executed mind game.  This made the film even more of a statement (a scary one) on an International level.  

 

But when this was discussed a year or so ago, sonoma posted that she had read the playscript and that it did specifically say that the Interrogator was the child abuser. Well, this revelation just totally disappointed me.  In my mind, that little fact just made the whole film a story about a lowlife criminal that happened to get a job with the government instead of making an statement about government's ruthless use of detaining and torture.

 

NativeMoon, I'm very curious about where your read AR's reaction to the film.  I don't believe I've ever run across it.  I can't say that I'm surprised that he wasn't satisfied with it though.  That film had great potential, IMO. 

 

***END OF SPOILERS***


Reedpipe 
1/27/06 at 08:30 AM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
*** Closet Land Spoiler ***
Having only seen the film a couple of times, I never got the impression that he was actually the abuser at the end.  Glad I didn't read the script beforehand, because I agree, Vicki and Native Moon: making him out to be the abuser really weakens the message.

NativeMoon 
1/27/06 at 06:42 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Vicki you are making perfect sense.

 

Ive read that AR himself was devastated by the way the film turned out. The reasons why werent chronicled but if it is true - I would wager than the abuse/Interrogator abuser storyline has something to do with it.

 

The film was made with the backing of /or in support of Amnesty International (if I am remembering somewhat correctly) - the abuse storyline and then having the Interrogator turn out to be the abuser is a complete mockery of what started out as a good concept. As you indicate - the film becomes something else altogether from what was originally meant.


Vicki 
1/27/06 at 04:56 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Well, I got a sort of generic response from HBO.  Here is what they replied:

 

Dear Victoria,

Thank you for contacting Customer Support at http://www.store.hbo.com.

Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to view the inventory we will
carry in the future.  We recommend that you periodically check our
website to see if we have the item(s) you inquired about.  We apologize
for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you, and
thank you again for contacting Customer Support at http://www.store.hbo.com.


Sincerely,

Dennis H.- Customer Service Representative
Customer Support at http://www.store.hbo.com

If you have additional questions, please visit our online Help Desk.

Kind of a cop-out answer, but maybe if they get enough requests, they might consider a DVD release.  Even though I have the video tape, I would definitely buy the DVD version also. 

 

 

****Spoiler****

Re: Closet Land : I always felt that part of the film where it's revealed that he was the abuser was where they finally lost me.  AR is incredibly hot looking in this one so it will always be part of my AR library.  But I don't watch this one very often because the abuse is so disturbing and then the story coming full circle to make him the abuser just loses all credibility for me.  Perhaps it works well in the script but I think it ruins the film.  It's almost like it cancels out the idea that she is an author being accused of writing subversive material by a government and becomes a film where he is a stalker and purposely sought her out just to continue the abuse.  Or maybe it's just my weird mind.  It's late and I better get to bed because I don't think I'm making sense. 

****End Spoiler****


NativeMoon/SeverinaSnape 
1/27/06 at 04:27 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Dear Who -

 

I just read past entries and I have missed your big day *wail*

 

Happy Belated Birthday and well done with getting the role in the play! Break a leg!!

 


Marlina 
1/27/06 at 01:20 AM

Comments:

Whogirl17~ Happy Birthday darling!!


Jan 
1/26/06 at 11:18 PM

Comments:

eBay has several Rasputins - one is up to $21 plus shipping - but it's hard to say how high they'll go.  Most look like pretty reliable sellers, though.  I've had good luck with quite a few videos/DVDs there.

 

I knew in Closet Land that she became aware that he was the one who had abused her, but I thought he seemed too young to be, too, unless he was a very young man at the time.  But I think you're supposed to accept that he is old enough.


Rebecca Auker 
1/26/06 at 09:21 PM

What is your location? Home dreading a root canal tomorrow

Comments:

Vicki...Thanks for the info on Rasputin at Amazon.  I will check into that.  Mesmer is really expensive there too.  And it looks like Closet Land is going to have to be added to my list also. 


Dee 
1/26/06 at 08:13 PM

Comments:

Closet Land - I'm full of questions about that movie! Does the script actually say HE was the one who abused her? I had the feeling that the abuser was someone older --aren't they too close to the same age? And how could anyone know about the abuse and put them together?

Rasputin is one of my favorite AR movies! He is SO intense and sexy! I think an interviewer once asked AR if there was any role that he felt really uncomfortable with, and he said 'Rasputin'. (that's obviously not a direct quote) And yet he won such great awards for it!

 

Happy birthday, WhoGirl!!


NativeMoon/SeverinaSnape 
1/26/06 at 06:42 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

ClosetLand script? Where do I get that?!


Alfan 
1/26/06 at 06:19 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

No problem Hikity, glad you are enjoying the toffee. We love that here in Canada, satisfies our sweet tooth and our anger managment problems as well. Dont know if you get Smarties there but i know they dont have them in USA so i  always send some of those and Macks wherever i send stuff too. You are welcome and i look forwad to any mail from you. Enjoy that magazine too.


Jan 
1/26/06 at 05:23 PM

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Maybe it would help if HBO got enough letters/emails from as many people as possible?  I'd love to have that on DVD.  I'm going to write and ask if they have any plans, too.
CatsPlay 
1/26/06 at 04:44 PM

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

Comments:

Ooooh, Chris!  Thanks for the heads up on the Closet Land script.  It's been laying in my 'to read' pile, but it's gonna have to move up to the top!


Hikity 
1/26/06 at 04:33 PM

Comments:

Chrisy, my daughter might have been an actress her whole 19 years of live but she definitely is a really great actress on stage, too...send you a pic via mail as PUCK from Will's Summernight (btw I adore Will)


Chris 
1/26/06 at 03:49 PM

What is your location? need I say more?

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

Comments:

Hikity - yes, daughters tend to be that way, don`t they?  

SPOILER CLOSET LAND Oh I read a bit of the Closet Land script you sent me Hikity! There are some extras! How neat si that! And it did answer me one question! He really WAS the one who abused her as a child! I thought that was a bluff but from what I`ve read so far it turns out it was him all along! I`ll have to read it throughly though before venturing into any more statements. But it`s a really  GREAT piece of writing!


Laurie 
1/26/06 at 03:48 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

WhoGirl, so sorry I missed it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a Great One!


Chris 
1/26/06 at 03:43 PM

What is your location? finnaly gave up and now under the chair

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

Comments:

Vicki, I`m with you on that, Rasputin was such a powerful movie, it should have gotten more publicity! Some people just don`t know a good movie when they see one! Let us know if you receive anything back. It was a smart move none the less, sending that email!


Hikity 
1/26/06 at 03:40 PM

Comments:

Alfan,  I smacked the Mack...hmmmm

you are really great - thanks a lot - just got your mail and I am enjoying EVERY BIT - next week I am going to send you a letter!

 

Chris, do you want a pic from my daughter while acting...she is the actress in our family - in every respect -


Vicki 
1/26/06 at 03:27 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Rebecca (luvinthunder)- well, you can get a used copy (VHS only) of Rasputin from Amazon.com market sellers.  But you would have to be willing to part with $40 - $50 bucks to get it.  That is such highway robbery.  The majority of these market sellers are video store owners who are trying to unload their old, VHS inventory.  You would think they would be happy just to be able to sell it and make room for DVD's.  But the second they sense that something is in high demand (we need a dancing Alan emotie here) they jack up the price to ridiculous heights. 

 

I don't understand why HBO won't release a DVD version of this?  It won three golden globes and obviously, as evidenced by the price gouging, it is still popular.  Are they just not aware? 

 

**UPDATE**  Well, I just sent an e-mail to HBO to ask if they will ever release Rasputin onto DVD.  I told them to check out the prices that a used VHS copy was pulling in and basically told them that they were missing the boat.  They probably won't even respond, but....we'll see.


Chris 
1/26/06 at 03:13 PM

What is your location? continuously falling of the chair

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

Comments:

Leanne- aaaaw shucks! Listen, there was a super high quality version running around here that INTJ (god bless her soul!) posted, I`m not sure but I think CatsPlay or someone with a fast connection can upload it somewhere again and post the link. I would but we`d probably still be here next year with my "speedy" connection!


Laura 
1/26/06 at 03:03 PM

Comments:

WhoGirl,

happy birthday, sorry for the late, I hope you're having a great day


Laura 
1/26/06 at 03:02 PM

Comments:

http://britbitsandclips.com/video/InDemand.zip

 

Leanne

CLaudia has it on television page

this is the direct link, I hope it's ok, CLaudia?


Leanne 
1/26/06 at 02:30 PM

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

Comments:

Hey, can I ask if anyone has "In Demand" the original video clip?

I tried looking for it on the downloads page but it's not there and I'd really like it.

Thanks in advance.

Leanne

-x-

 

ps-Chris you are hilarious!!


Chris 
1/26/06 at 02:29 PM

What is your location? trying to find new ways to sit on a chair

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

Comments:

Who- WOOOW there horsie! what do you mean you graduated from....wait. Must recover from shock. Do you have any clip or something, any picture with you on stage? Oh please send them in if you do!!! And another shocker! your birthday?! Oh wait, it rained with birthdays this week so...did I wish you a happy birthday? Or not? hmmm...that is the question. Oh well never to late for that one!

Happy birthday to you!

Happy birthday to you!

Happy birthday, dear future-famous-writer/musician/actress-and-NOT-average-at-all-of-them!

Happy birthday to you!


WhoGirl17 
1/26/06 at 01:31 PM

What is your location? Hung over...

Comments:

That's right, Chris, I've been acting since I was ten years old!  I just graduated from college with a degree in acting last May.  So that's me, actress/writer/musician and proud of being average at them all  

 

And by the way, thank you to everyone who emailed me and wished me a happy birthday.  It was very much appreciated


Brittany Houlihan 
1/26/06 at 01:03 PM

What is your location? cold, but pretty NYC

Comments:

Well, about the whole Alan comments on Snape, he could have just been having a bad day.  Or I think it is understandable if people just kept asking him about his Snape role, and not the other stuff he was or is working on. Personally, I just think he could have been having a bad day.

 

Well, thanks for letting me know that he could very well be here in the city.  But where am I? studying, or not in the city where he is Does anybody know where he might be in the city?

 

If I don't get to see him, at least I am planing an ALAN MOVIE NIGHT! sometime this weekend with just me! I think i will watch S&S (my favorite), TMD, and some of the HPS.


Claudia 
1/26/06 at 08:06 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

My take on the quote when it first came out is that he was tallking about not knowing whether he cared if he upset the HP crowd by not wanting to talk about anything HP.  This is not the first time he has been snippy about Snape.  There was an incident after the first film in which a trash journalist asked him to sign as Snape for his/her child and AR responded rather sharp then as well.  Granted...the so called journalist (supposedly an adult) had no business asking for such a favor but AR was definitely not in the HP mood that day either. 

 

Also, keep in mind this quote was made (if it was made in that way) right at the beginning of the second production of MNiRC so it would be understandable that he would only want to talk about his play. 

 

Of course, all this is just my humble opinion. 

 

Brittany, according to sighting reports, he's been in NY for a couple of weeks now. The last report was dated the 18th of this month.

 

 

 


Brittany 
1/26/06 at 07:47 AM

What is your location? NYC

Comments:
*SWOON* hes coming to nyc!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!? I thinnk you get the point. I live here, and i would die if i could see him. If anyone knows when or where or how this would be, please let me know! I really really really really... want to see him. it wold make me the happiest fifteen year old alive! I LOVE YOU ALAN! and, i also love everybody on the site that i have talked to, so thanks for being so wonderful and amazing people!
Jan 
1/25/06 at 07:15 PM

Comments:

That quote from AR could refer to either HP or MNiRC.  It does seem like poor writing to write it so ambiguously.  The writer probably thought it was perfectly clear.  Hmmm. . . He has said he has a 'dark side' in an interview about Winter Guest. 

 

But it is understandable that he doesn't want to always be talking about HP, as if it's the only thing he's ever done - and, after all, what can he say?  He can't give away anything.

 

I know some people have taken his reluctance to talk about it as general disenchantment with the whole project, but I think that would be a mistake.


Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/25/06 at 05:56 PM

What is your location? homeagain

Comments:

MrsDoylesCat--That would make the quote, if that's what it is, alot clearer.  I'm hoping he WAS referring to the play. It would make more sense, I mean why be so snarky about playing Snape?

 


Mrs.Doyle'sCat 
1/25/06 at 05:50 PM

Comments:
Well personally I think it's just bad reporting and there should be a colon rather than a full stop after ...My Name is Rachel Corrie but that's just my opinion.
Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/25/06 at 04:22 PM

What is your location? miffed

Comments:

Arrggh!

 

Mrs Doyles Cat:  Hmmm, could be.

Hikity: Hmmm, could be.

 

But --If so, why?  Why not just say the first part as he did, and leave out the "attitude" at the end?  *off to scour internet for any scrap of info regarding this*


Hikity 
1/25/06 at 03:58 PM

Comments:

Ms Doyle's Cat, I think he refers to his statement about HP and JKR - it's a bit ambigue but I am quite sure he cares a lot about the reaction on his play.

I have toothache and go to bed now, nightynight


Mrs.Doyle'sCat 
1/25/06 at 03:51 PM

Comments:

Quote:
ALAN RICKMAN must be getting sick of all the Harry Potter questions. Cornered by a People person at the launch of Roberta Taylor's Too Many Mothers, the sometime Professor Snape gave short shrift to inquiries about all things J. K. Rowling. "I really do not want to talk about Harry Potter in any way, shape or form," he said, preferring to discuss his Royal Court production, My Name is Rachel Corrie. "It might upset some people. I don't know, and I'm not sure I care."

 

Rebecca, when I first read that originally I had to read it twice but I think he is referring to the fact that <i>My Name is Rachel Corrie</i> may upset some people (because of the subject matter) and he doesn't really care!(and IMHO nor should he!).

 


Lex 
1/25/06 at 03:24 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:
Evening

Can anyone help and support me with the pictures of AR taken at Harry's Bar while Sting was privately celebrating there? (AR was there too) I think but am not sure that  it was around 2002/2003?!

And does anyone by chance have a picture of John Schlesinger and the Bafta awards nominees of 1992?

I contacted a source of mine and we're trying to get a account with a British Stock Agency but it seems they're not interested in people without enough references.

Hubby also failed - not working with mayor newpapers etc.


Chris 
1/25/06 at 02:42 PM

Comments:

*too shocked to find the right words*

WHO!!!!!! Did I miss you saying you were an acttress too?! or a performer of any type? Duuuuude! Exxxxcelleeeeent! Grab the camera, baby, and send some photos down my way as I`m not sure I can reach Pittsburgh in time! Damn it, that`s me, always a step behind! Oh brother!

Wonderful news on MNiRC, I hope everyone of you gets to see teh man on US soil! *cough* don`t forget the camera either! Hide it under your sleeve! JUST KIDDING! And I hope you all enjoy the play!

Dee, I`ll make sure you REMEMBER to ride that bike! My (virtual) eye is upon you, mark my words!


WhoGirl17 
1/25/06 at 02:32 PM

What is your location? in a blizzard on my birthday!

Comments:

Hey everyone!  I've been so busy lately and I've missed you guys so much!  Anyway, a bit of good news for me and since some of you are in/around Pittsburgh, you might like to participate.  I just found out that in July I will be starring in my friend's production of Amish Burlesque (yeah, you read that right!) at the State Theatre in Uniontown.  So makr your calendars, ladies, if you'd like to come see me live on stage!  Hope everyone is well.  See you all in the chat room!


Rbecca (Snapeluster) 
1/25/06 at 02:14 PM

What is your location? taken aback

Comments:

Dug this up while searching for MNiRC stuff to read...I just wondered what everyone's thoughts are on this.  I'd never read this exact article, with these exact quotes.

 

 

Copyright 2005 Times Newspapers Limited
The Times (London)
October 7, 2005, Friday
SECTION: Home news; 14
LENGTH: 81 words
HEADLINE: Alan's not potty for Harry
BYLINE: Hugo Rifkind

ALAN RICKMAN must be getting sick of all the Harry Potter questions. Cornered by a People person at the launch of Roberta Taylor's Too Many Mothers, the sometime Professor Snape gave short shrift to inquiries about all things J. K. Rowling. "I really do not want to talk about Harry Potter in any way, shape or form," he said, preferring to discuss his Royal Court production, My Name is Rachel Corrie. "It might upset some people. I don't know, and I'm not sure I care."

My initial reaction was, okay he wants to talk about the play, fine.  But why play a character, then refuse to talk/get upset when asked? Was he being hounded?  "Not sure I care.."??? Was he having a bad day? (Although, that is a very Snape-y turn of phrase).

 Please understand, I'm just curious, and not trying to upset anyone!

 


Dee 
1/25/06 at 02:05 PM

Comments:

Poor Julia! I'm so sorry!

 

Rebecca - I must have just missed you in the chatroom. MNiRC is "My Name is Rachel Corrie" - a one-woman play that AR directed at a small theater in London (you can look up the premise, and controversary, at many places on the web). The reviews by fans who saw it were glowing, plus AR made several appearance while it was running. Now -- as we American's were hoping -- the play is coming to NYC. So, not only can we see the play, there may actually be a chance to catch a glimpse of AR on US soil too.

 

(Well...a chance for everyone except poor Julia who will be in London drowning her sorrows in a tall ale! Just teasing, honey! *hugs*)

 

Thanks everyone for the encouraging exercise words. sigh...I'll put down this brownie and hop on the bike right now! Well...maybe not NOW. Later...yes, later. I will definately ride it later...


Julie 
1/25/06 at 01:45 PM

What is your location? cryin' in Michigan

Comments:

 

*steps out of lurkdom* Hi everyone!

 

So, I'm making the final preparations for my March London trip...and he's gonna be HERE???????

 

Will I ever be on the same continent as teh man?

 

(I assumed he'd be filming HP5 by March.)

 


Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
1/25/06 at 01:06 PM

What is your location? Home

Comments:

Ok Dee, explain to me what MNiRC is. 

BTW...I am in chat for a few minutes if you catch this


Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
1/25/06 at 01:03 PM

What is your location? Home with sick family

Comments:

Vicki...Your description of Rasputin really makes me want to see it.  I wish I could find it.  I have heard several people rave about it.

 

Dee...I agree with everyone.  Just hang in there.  I have been doing exercises and eating right and I see no difference.  I bought Turbo Jam and am hoping it will help out.  A friend of mine suggested it.  She has done a lot of toning up.

 

Gotta get back to the sick hubby and son.  I just hope my youngest or myself doesn't get this nasty thing. 


Dee 
1/25/06 at 01:02 PM

Comments:

This is not a test of the AR Emergency Broadcasting System. Repeat: not a test. If this were a mere test, the forthcoming "squee" would be contained to 10pt font. Because this is an actual emergency, the "squee" will be posted in large font audiable only to dogs.

 

SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

MNiRC is coming to NYC!!!!! That means AR is coming, right?!

Now the BIG question: Is this an opportunity for actual AR sighting?!


Vicki 
1/25/06 at 12:31 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Alfan - no, I haven't been there, and I'd love to go!  It just depends on what week you are coming.  Maybe e-mail me privately and we can hammer out the details.  Have you tried to get tickets to the Ellen show yet?  Let me know.  The weather is almost always mild here....about the worst you may experience in April would be some rain.  But so far, it's been a pretty dry season.  Very little of the deluge from Northern California has made it's way down here.

 

Dee - I "feel your pain."   I have been trying to do 30 minutes on the treadmill (while watching AR movies at the same time) every morning and feel like nothing is happening. This week I've been distracting myself with "Rasputin" in 30 minute increments.  It's not fair!  I think I'm actually gaining weight!  Just watching him devour those cakes and gulp down that wine I think has vicariously put on pounds.  *Heavy sigh*  Father Gregori would probably tell me I lack faith. 

 

Rasputin was so well done.  It deserved every award it got...and more!  Not only was AR fantastic, but the entire cast, the costumes, the locations...it was a beautiful production.  But the one thing that always touches me about this film is how, as a parent, you would do anything, anything to help your child.  Greta Sacchi's performance always moves me to tears.  Because whether you are a Czarina or a pauper, you are a parent first and those emotions are the same for everyone.  It also throws a light on how vulnerable parents of a child in need can be to "miracle cures" or charlatans who claim to have the answer you are so desperately seeking. 

 

Was Rasputin a miracle worker or a charlatan?  A little of both, it seems.  By his admission, he didn't really talk to Mary, but it does seem that he had a gift of clairvoyance that he used to his advantage whenever possible.  He also seemed to have a gift of charisma..to a certain extent, and possibly was versed in hypnosis.  But he was also a bit full of himself, was uncouth, and had a voracious appetite for alcohol, women, and attention which ultimately led to his downfall.  An interesting character, to say the least.


Laurie 
1/25/06 at 09:38 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Hey Dee, hang in there, you're doing great!


CatsPlay 
1/25/06 at 09:21 AM

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

Comments:

Claudia,

 

Well, you get a glimpse of AR's fingers in it so you are forgiven.  Is it obvious that the 'hi!' is what he says (so adorably) after he scares her with the fish?


Claudia 
1/25/06 at 08:58 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Rebecca, congrats on your AR converts!  Hopefully that will mean more AR videos for you in the future!

 

Reedpipe! Thanks so much for sharing the GG pics with us and please extend our thanks to your friend as well.  Those are really good photos!

 

Thanks, CatsPlay.  Those TMD icons are adorable!  And believe it or not, I like the one with Juliet Stevenson the best!  I know...I can't even believe I'm saying that myself!  LOL

 

 


Chris 
1/25/06 at 08:08 AM

Comments:

One more thing, whoever`s interested in JKR`s visit to Romania and her interview here:

(excerpt from mugglenet.com)

Best-selling author J.K. Rowling is to visit Romania this week to take part in a fundraising gala to help children in need in Romania and across Europe, organizers said Monday. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, recently became a trustee of the newly established charitable foundation The Children's High Level Group, which raises funds to support children in need, focusing on child health and development in Romania and across Europe. She will be in Romania Jan. 25-26, where she will be the guest of honor at a gala at the former palace built by late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

Rowling will also meet children living in foster care and orphanages who have made achievements in sports, science and the arts on Wednesday.

She is also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu and President Traian Basescu. A fundraising appeal will be transmitted by Romanian state television on Thursday during Rowling's visit. Rowling's visit is designed to highlight reforms made in Romania's child welfare system, organizers said.

As for the televised event, we now know that you will be able to watch it online at this link.
The interview will air at 9:50 PM EET (2:50 PM eastern, 1:50 PM central) tomorrow, January 25th.


Chris 
1/25/06 at 07:42 AM

Comments:

Wait! I seemed to have missed Dee`s complains! WHAT?! The "BIUKE" operation didn`t work out the way you planned? Impossible! Don`t lose faith! Just give up the twinkies and think "I feel pretty (...)" !!!


Chris 
1/25/06 at 07:38 AM

What is your location? somewhere over the rainbow

Comments:

Reedpipe - thank you (and your friend of course!) for the pictures! Yes KK had a lovely dress and ET looked stunning as always!

Cats, need I say more? Something smells FISHY here...

Congrats, this was just the cure I needed for another cold busy day!


Leanne 
1/25/06 at 07:31 AM

Comments:

SQUEEEEEEEEE STLM and CME dvd's arrived this morning!!!  

 

DEE- emtee is 100% correct, just keep at it, it does work! (have a hug from me!)

 

Leanne

-x-


Hikity 
1/25/06 at 03:31 AM

What is your location? sunny morning in good old germany

Comments:

Morning , ladies, just a hello from me before the dentist is trying to kill me....ohhhh

Alfan, I am sorry I come so late with it: Thousand thanks again for your kindness!! I am looking foreard to your mail.


Dee 
1/24/06 at 11:18 PM

Comments:

Jen - Thanks for clearing up the Snape quote issue! I don't think anyone can argue that Snape is a bastard or, that no matter whose side he's on, he is also looking out for his own best interest. But, I'm going to hold out hope that he's not "evil" and that he won't die! Although...with AR's track record of dying in so many movies, I guess I shouldn't hold my breath!

 

Rebecca - I'd love to meet up with you sometime! Next time I'm in the BU area, I'll try to catch you in a post a couple days ahead!

 

emtee - sigh...thanks for the encouragement. I'll keep peddling...*cursing colorfully in English* BTW - have you watched IT yet?

 

 


Alfan 
1/24/06 at 11:06 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Thanks Vicki, have you been there yourself ? would you like to come with me?  I know i have a couple days to myself as Keith is taking the kids to Universal Studio's and i have been there already so i told him thats the day i want to tour around, maybe go to the Harry Potter Wizard Store or maybe if possible i could catch an Ellen show but she is so hard to get into. Thank you for all your help, it really is appreciated and we have used that info to pre-book hotel suites and so forth..whats the weather like there in April? I even thought of walking down around Beverly Hills ( god knows i wont be able to buy anything though) but i think i would be safe there by myself ( i hope ). This is a trip i so look forward to, even getting back to Vegas excites me as i love that place too.


CatsPlay 
1/24/06 at 09:57 PM

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

Comments:

Claudia,

 

I know TMD is your favorite AR movie.... just thought I'd let you know I created 6 icons featuring the red fishy, over at my LJ

 


emteeeeeeeee 
1/24/06 at 09:41 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Dee - Did I hear a plaintive wail from the stationary bike?  Take heart - literally!  Think of all the cardiovascular strength you're building.  The scale's probably just not moving as your body converts . . . . ummm . . . .*searches for a good euphemism* . . . "excess reserve stores of energy" into muscle.  The scale will move!  Keep on keepin' on!

emteee


CatsPlay 
1/24/06 at 09:17 PM

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

Comments:

Thanks for sharing, Reedpipe!  Doesn't Emma look beautiful??!  By the way, she is going to be on The View tomorrow (Weds).  And I think Kiera Knightley has on the most gorgeous dress. 


Vicki 
1/24/06 at 07:59 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Alfan -  While you are out here in April, you guys should try and catch the Warner Brothers Museum.  If you make arrangements ahead of time, there is supposedly an exceptional Harry Potter exhibit on the second floor.  But it is for groups only.  If you call ahead, maybe you can attach yourself to a group that will be touring the week that you are here.

 

  http://www.hometown-pages.com/main.asp?SectionID=12&SubSectionID=54&ArticleID=10910&TM=8978.85 

 

This article tells a little bit more about the museum.    Enjoy!

 

 


Reedpipe 
1/24/06 at 07:59 PM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
For anyone interested, my best friend had front-row seats on the red carpet at the Golden Globes last week and sent me some great pics of Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, George Clooney and some others. She said she wouldn't mind if I posted them on my Photobucket and shared them here.

http://photobucket.com/albums/d70/Reedpipe/2006%20Golden%20Globes/

According to my friend, ET, KK and GC were extremely gracious to all the fans.


Hikity 
1/24/06 at 05:22 PM

Comments:

Wow, Cristina, I am happy you received mail from good old Germany...talk to you tomorrow, I am really very tires

BTW -Snapy is not guilty whatever JKR says or writes - I don't mind - for me he is the incarnation of man


Leanne 
1/24/06 at 04:06 PM

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

Comments:

Great song!!!

just to ask a favour really, I just started a live journal so any of you out there who have one, your help would be greatly appreciated!

Have a good evening, maybe catch some of you in the chat room later!

 

Leanne

-x-


Brittany (peaceonearth) 
1/24/06 at 01:46 PM

What is your location? NYC

Comments:
Hey everybody! Thank you so much for the Alan Rickman adress Leanee and Claudia! Hope I have time to write him soon.
Chris 
1/24/06 at 12:30 PM

Comments:

Hey guys, about the Snape talk, I would have posted this on the HP page but it`s not really approapriat on a serious place as that so I`ll take my chance here! Thought we could the smile. Source: Mugglenet Song Parodies at http://www.mugglenet.com/songparodies.shtml#i

 

Two song parodies, both entitled "I`m in the order (Snape`s song)"

Firts one: From Status Quo - In The Army.

 

A new location in a foreign camp              
Voldemort does the best he can
I'm in the Order now
Oh, oh, I'm in the Order now!

Now you remember what Voldie said --
Nothing to do all day but spy like mad
I'm in the Order now
Oh, oh, I'm in the Order now!

For the Death Eaters I'm the hero of the neighborhood
Nobody knows that I left for good
I'm in the Order now
Oh, oh, I'm in the Order now!

Smiling faces at Dumbledore's command
But once he leaves no one gives a damn
I'm in the Order now
Oh, oh, I'm in the Order now!

Curses, jinxes flying over your head
If you want to survive -- best playing dead
I'm in the Order now
Oh, oh, I'm in the Order now!

Voices ring out in the dead of night
Potter shouts, "You coward, stand up and fight!"
I'm in the Order now
Oh, oh, I'm in the Order now!

You've got your orders -- flash of bright green light
Your hand holds the wand
But it don't seem right!
I'm in the Order now
Oh, oh, I'm in the Order now!

Night is falling and you just can't see
Is this illusion or reality
I'm in the Order now
Oh, oh, I'm in the Order now!
I'm in the Order now
Oh, oh, I'm in the Order now!

 

and the second one:

 

To the tune of I'm a Believer by The Monkees.



I hung out in school with all the Slytherins.
I learned every curse that I could find.
I hated James and Sirius.
They both hated me.
Right hand of the Dark Lord I would be.

Then I changed my mind. Now I’m in the Order.
Dumbledore is standing by me.
I’m a spy—ooooh…
I’m in the order, not a supporter
Of You-Know-Who.
I’m a practiced expert at Legilimens.

Good enough to fool Lord Voldemort.
Harry is suspicious.
He’s just like his dad.
Wondering if I’m really good or bad.
‘Cause I changed my mind. Now I’m in the Order.

Dumbledore is standing by me.
I’m a spy—ooooh…
I’m in the order, not a supporter
Of You-Know-Who.

(Musical Interlude)

Dumbledore believes me.
He’s a trusting man.
Serving him or Voldy—what’s my plan?

Did I change my mind? I’m still in the Order.
Dumbledore is standing by me.
I’m a spy—ooooh…
I’m in the order, or a supporter
Of You-Know-Who.

 

PS: Hikity, here`s to the little things in life we treasure! (I decided to go with beer as a tribute to your wonderful country! )


Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
1/24/06 at 12:09 PM

What is your location? Work-Yuck

Comments:
Nice pic Leanne.

Rebecca (Snapeluster)..I wish I could have screen savers and desk top photos at work. Of course, if they were of AR it would be too distracting and I would NEVER get any work done.

Jan...Thanks for the JKR interview snippet.

Dee...If you are ever in the area I work again, let me know and maybe we can do lunch or something. It would be nice to meet another Indiana AR fan.
Chris 
1/24/06 at 12:07 PM

Comments:

are you talking to ME about cold?! HA HA! How about -21 degrees Celsium, eh? Take THAT!

 

Hikity I finnaly got your package! Oh thank yo thank you thank you! And that was such a lovely letter you attached! You swet sweet thing!


Laurie 
1/24/06 at 11:23 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Nice one Leanne!


Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/24/06 at 11:23 AM

What is your location? staring at Snape

Comments:

Leanne...

How weird!  I just put that   on my desktop a few minutes ago here at work...I got it from somewhere (?) a few weeks ago.

 

Isn't it  LOVELY!!!!!


Leanne 
1/24/06 at 11:13 AM

Comments:

 

New Snapey Picture from veritaserum!!


Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/24/06 at 11:06 AM

What is your location? rainy Florida

Comments:

Grrrr. 

 This "quote" is all over the HP sites as a direct JKR quote about the "pact" they had....stated as fact. 


Jan 
1/24/06 at 11:02 AM

Comments:

 

And, BTW, don't forget that AR loves to SHOCK us!


Jan 
1/24/06 at 10:55 AM

What is your location? PA USA

Comments:

Dee:  That exact quote from JKR which I found in a Mugglenet/Leaky interview was:

Quote:

MA: OK, big big big book six question. Is Snape evil?

JKR: [Almost laughing] Well, you've read the book, what do you think?

ES: She's trying to make you say it categorically.

MA: Well, there are conspiracy theorists, and there are people who will claim -

JKR: Cling to some desperate hope [laughter] -

ES: Yes!

MA: Yes!

JKR: Well, okay, I'm obviously - Harry-Snape is now as personal, if not more so, than Harry-Voldemort. I can't answer that question because it's a spoiler, isn't it, whatever I say, and obviously, it has such a huge impact on what will happen when they meet again that I can't. And let's face it, it's going to launch 10,000 theories and I'm going to get a big kick out of reading them so [laughs] I'm evil but I just like the theories, I love the theories.

ES: I know Dumbledore likes to see the good in people but he seems trusting almost to the point of recklessness sometimes.

[Laughter] Yes, I would agree. I would agree.

ES: How can someone so -

JKR: Intelligent -

ES: be so blind with regard to certain things?

JKR: Well, there is information on that to come, in seven. But I would say that I think it has been demonstrated, particularly in books five and six that immense brainpower does not protect you from emotional mistakes and I think Dumbledore really exemplifies that. In fact, I would tend to think that being very, very intelligent might create some problems and it has done for Dumbledore, because his wisdom has isolated him, and I think you can see that in the books, because where is his equal, where is his confidante, where is his partner? He has none of those things. He’s always the one who gives, he’s always the one who has the insight and has the knowledge. So I think that, while I ask the reader to accept that McGonagall is a very worthy second in command, she is not an equal. You have a slightly circuitous answer, but I can't get much closer than that.

  

 

So it wasn't about Snape's pact with DD specifically, but whether he is 'evil.'  She also once said that people shouldn't think of Snape as being too nice - or something to that effect.

 

Personally, I think Snape has his own motivations for what he does - beyond DD's or Voldemort's direction.  As AR has said, 'He's full of himself.'  He doesn't strike me as a 'follower' - of anybody's.  If he makes a pact with someone or appears to follow orders, he is only doing so to achieve his own ends - whatever those are!

 

But it's anybody's guess!  JKR can do whatever she wants.  And isn't the anticipation fun?  I can't wait until the last book comes out and I can see what she has in store for us, but it will also be a let-down to not have more to look forward to.


Dee 
1/24/06 at 09:39 AM

Comments:
Thanks Susan! For only $3 I'll check it out! I was hoping to find a synopsis, or review, or transcript online, but it must have been either a VERY small play, a VERY unsucccessful play, or...well, I don't know what else could make it so obscure. I actually found Snoo Wilson's "offical" website, and it just barely mentions it.
Laura 
1/24/06 at 07:33 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

Susan,

thank you for the info!!!!

Is it the play with Alan Rickman? I mean there is AR or is just the play with other actors?

Dee, thank you for asking about this play, I never thought there could be something available and I didn't ask/look for..I was missing something!!!!


Marlina 
1/24/06 at 04:31 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

catsplay~ Just manage to see your video And squeal out loud so many times, by the end of it my big bro looked at me, shocked like i'm out of my mind!


Susan 
1/24/06 at 03:39 AM

Comments:
Dee, AmazonUSA has six copies of Snoo Wilson's Plays: 2 (which contains The Grass Widow) starting used at $3.95. 

Dee 
1/23/06 at 11:10 PM

Comments:

Okay... no one is answering my question on the GB. Maybe they just don't know? I'm trying to find info on the play AR was in with Tracey Ullman called The Grass Widow, by Snoo Wilson. I just need a general description of what the play is about. Does anyone here know?

BTW - We all bow to the Video Queen, Catsplay! I had to watch it on the tiny screen, but wOw! It's so much better than the original! Less of the girl and more AR! Yeah!

 

And I saw the quote from JKR latest interview, saying that readers that believe that Dumbledore and Snape have a pact "cling to some desperate hope."  egads! Not sure why I have such an emotional investment in this, but I'll be devastated if Snape turns out to be truly evil. The only thing worse will be if he dies!

 

One last comment then off to bed. I've been riding my exercise bike for three weeks and haven't lost an ounce! I'm soooooo depressed! *my best Marvin imitation* emteeeeeeeeeeee!!!!


CatsPlay 
1/23/06 at 07:33 PM

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

Comments:

Thanks for the kind comments about the In Demand: Smooth Remix video, I appreciate it!  I had a blast making it, and I kind of suspected you all might love it -- just a bit!

 


Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
1/23/06 at 04:52 PM

Comments:

CatsPlay...I have one word for your video...

I give you two

 

It was just   Keep up the excellent work!


Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/23/06 at 03:35 PM

What is your location? kinda working

Comments:

Hey all...lurking lately, but had  some random AR related things happen over the last couple of days...

 

I finally have a dream about Alan Rickman.  Hot and steamy, you ask?  Dancing, perhaps?  Nnooooooo....not ME. 

 

 Here's how it went down:

  Scene: AR and I sitting on a crappy loveseat, in a huge warehouse type building (Flea market? Spock convention?), and I, for some unknown reason, am INTERVIEWING him.  I keep saying in my dream head, " THINK of something good to ask...DON'T ASK ANYTHING STUPID!! He'll never do another interview again!"  And AR is saying back to me at some point, "PLEASE don't ask me any stupid questions...." 

 I tried to remember what my questions were when I first woke up, but, alas, they had all slipped away.

So I told hubby about my purely platonic *sigh* AR dream.  He looks at me, shakes his head and says, "I just DON'T see it.  You lusting after Alan Rickman would be like me lusting after Elizabeth Taylor."  HA! They just don't get it, do they?

 

Also:

2 more AR converts:

 

My parents got me STLM and LA for Xmas.  I gave STLM to Mom the other day, said " You have to see this, it's really good."

 

She calls me today, saying," Wow, that was really good.  What about that other DVD? You know, the other Alan Rickman movie we got you...can we borrow that, too? LOL. 


Laurie 
1/23/06 at 03:08 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Oooo Claudia, I watched BH last night also! It is so mysterious, isn't it? I just can't wait until next Sunday to see what happens from here.


Leanne 
1/23/06 at 02:44 PM

Comments:

Chat room anyone?


Claudia 
1/23/06 at 01:29 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Welcome Brittany.  I'm glad you joined us.  Here's the address I have for AR.  I hope that helps. 

 

Alan Rickman
c/o Melanie Parker
ICM, Oxford House
76 Oxford Street
London
W1D 1BS
UK

 

Your video is great, CatsPlay!  You have great timing between the music and the video.  Great work!

 

I started watching Bleak House last night on PBS.  I've been dying to see this since all our Brit pals started talking about it.  Now I can see why they were glues to their tellys each week!  Its a brilliant adaptation of Charles Dickens book. 

 

 

 


Alfan 
1/23/06 at 12:09 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Wow, Catsplay. You managed to kill two birds with one stone with me, not only do i love the video I also love Rob Thomas and when he sang that song in concert in Nov when i saw him i melted. Now i will melt for two reasons. Well done, well done.

 

Oh and by the way Hikity, your little package is on the way with a couple of good ole Canadian items in there as well.


Hikity 
1/23/06 at 10:21 AM

Comments:

Claudia, that's a nice new intro you and others created!


Hikity 
1/23/06 at 10:17 AM

What is your location? A clear, sunny and cold day

Comments:

you are Catsplay, I followed your instructions, but in addition I had an icecream while viewing as a safety measure to cool down. Sexiest Man ALIVE - Thanks a lot and I happen to agree with Chris!


Peekabooh 
1/23/06 at 10:02 AM

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

Comments:
CatsPlay, one word; awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.

Chris 
1/23/06 at 09:58 AM

Comments:

CatsPlay, I don`t know HOW you do it but I`d just like to skip the obvious and say only this: Girl, get your bags and head up to Hollywood! Spielberg? Coppola? Ron Howard? Scorsese? Polanski? They`re sooo OVER! You`re the highlight os the season! Really, you should consider directing! Or editing. Or anything that involves videos and artistic concept! I swear to you, that`s one of the sexiest things I`ve ever saw! The whole concept is really really something else! More, More, More!!!!


Reedpipe 
1/23/06 at 09:39 AM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Vicki, got 'em and responded!  Thanks!

Leanne 
1/23/06 at 08:33 AM

Comments:

Brittany-

Alan Rickman

C/o ICM, Oxford House

76 Oxford Street

London

WID IBS

 

Hope that helps!? Let us know if you get a response too!

 

Leanne

-x-

 


Laurie 
1/23/06 at 07:35 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

CatsPlay, WOW Triple


Leanne 
1/23/06 at 07:26 AM

Comments:

Catsplay-


CatsPlay 
1/23/06 at 07:12 AM

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

Comments:

Thanks, Alba!  If anyone is having any trouble downloading the large files, I've added a link to watch it directly online on YouTube, which should make it easier.  You can get the link & info on my LiveJournal.


Alba 
1/23/06 at 04:31 AM

Comments:
Great editing Catsplay! Very cool. And, as a non-squeer, may I just say *thud*.

Vicki 
1/23/06 at 02:02 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Reedpipe: I've tried again.  I hope it works!


CatsPlay 
1/23/06 at 12:24 AM

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

Comments:

 

I've been working on a REMIX version of In Demand that I've just completed, and am pretty excited about.  I will post a link to my LiveJournal  here, where you can find all of the options for downloading it, and more details about it.

 

I encourage you all to watch it -- anyone who *cough* enjoys In Demand (and I'm assuming that's all of us) is likely going to go ballistic over my remix!

 

 

 

Can I just be the first one to say OMG!! SQUEEEEEEEEEE!


Brittany 
1/22/06 at 08:35 PM

What is your location? NYC

Comments:
Hey everybody! Some of you know I just recently joined this site. Can anoybody give me Alan Rickman's adress in London? I only have the Endeavor in LA. I would be most appreciative. Thanks!
Reedpipe 
1/22/06 at 07:35 PM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Hi, Vicki! Unfortunately, I didn't receive either of your emails . . . would you try sending them again? Thanks!
Claudia 
1/22/06 at 07:29 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for all the compliments about the new intro on the main board but it was a collaboration effort of many members of our group so the compliments can be spread around. 

 

Many many thanks go to all of you for helping to make the new format of our group work so perfectly.  I've really enjoyed the last few harmonious weeks. 

 


Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
1/22/06 at 05:29 PM

What is your location? ChatRoom

Comments:

We are having a nice chat going in the chat room if anyone wishes to join us.


Vicki 
1/22/06 at 02:46 PM

What is your location? Peeking out from under my huge pile of paperwork

Comments:

Puddingdale: I can certainly relate....I've been slogging through tax forms and closing out the end-of-the-year bookwork for several companies for weeks now.    I still manage to find time to pop over to both GB's everyday and read what's happening. 

 

Dazey:  thanks for your siting report.  It's funny...I've read several reports from people who have seen AR in person and gotten his autograph and the one recurring theme in almost all of their posts is that he smells fabulous!    Gee, I wonder what cologne/perfume he wears?  Do you think Melanie Parker would divulge the secret?  (Of course she wouldn't...she wouldn't have her job for this long if she did....drat!)  I would love to know. 

 

Well, keep the piccies and stories coming ladies.  It's the only thing keeping me sane!

 

Oh, Reedpipe:  I sent you a couple of e-mails.  Did you ever receive them?


INTJ 
1/22/06 at 01:11 PM

Comments:

Hi Claudia thanks! Glad to have finally managed to drop in. : ) Excellent new intro, btw!

Dazey, thank you so much for sharing further details of your truly wonderful sighting.

Leanne, I've always loved that photo. *sigh*

Laura, thanks so much for the Berlinale pics!!


Puddingdale 
1/22/06 at 11:37 AM

Comments:

I will give your regards to Mrs Slope, Chris. Finished working and hope you are not too stressed either.

Hopefully, we will meet in the chatroom again soon.

 

By the way, Claudia. Your new intro for the GB is great and I am sure very helpful to avoid future misunderstandings.


Chris 
1/22/06 at 10:00 AM

Comments:

Laura those new pics are wonderful and It`s the first time I`ve seen them unwatermarked! Amazing!

Puddingdale - Oh I know how that feels, I`m struggling with mountains of paperwork myself! Give Mrs. Slope all our best thoughts too!


Laura 
1/22/06 at 09:48 AM

Comments:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a260/LLKK5/berlinale1996.jpg

I forgot to add the source of the photos: fotomarktplatz


Claudia 
1/22/06 at 09:41 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Welcome aboard, Dazey and I'm so glad you found us.  Thank you for sharing your AR sighting with us!

 

Hey, INTJ!  I'm glad you joined us over here. 

 

The pics have been wonderful!  The Colonel always steals my attention.  LOL  And the Antony and Cleopatra pics are gorgeous!  The Antony era look has always been my favorite!

 


Laura 
1/22/06 at 08:09 AM

What is your location? lurking from Italy

Comments:

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

 

After months of thumbnails I can see this pic larger, lol.

Severina, I hope you feel much better soon, what is the link to your LJ? Sorry if it's a silly question...

Hello everyone

Thank you for your email, Christina!

Thank you for the link INTJ

Thank you everyone for everything you share here and for your work

Marlina, I promise you to send this week my package, sorry for the late,excuse me!

Laura


Puddingdale 
1/22/06 at 07:03 AM

What is your location? Under piles paperwork - none of which is AR-related

Comments:

Hi everyone!

Chris, sorry, I did not mean to abandon anyone. Horribly, my job keeps me very busy at the moment - including the weekends. Of course, I am still reading the entries in the guestbooks and hugely enjoying all the stories about fruit and toes and fainting over pictures *lol*

Yet, there is nothing interesting I can add to the discussion at the moment, so I am rather lurking. (The Dark Lord is watching you *lol*). But I am still out there and it is a good feeling to be greeted  Would not mind a chat either, if ever I could catch any of you guys again.


Chris 
1/22/06 at 04:11 AM

Comments:

An antique shop! Delightful! I have a friend who owns one and I hang out there most of the time. After a while, you won`t even notice the smell anymore! Anyway, what did I wanted to say? Oh yeah! Rebecca, you should post a message when you`re in the chat room, last night NativeMoon did and me and Laurie came in at the same time. we were like "you called, master?"  

Also *tapping* I noticed Puddingdale and Mrs. Slope abandoned us! Guuuys??? You know you can`t walk away from us now!


Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
1/21/06 at 11:31 PM

What is your location? IN

Comments:

Dazey...thanks for sharing all the details of your meeting.  I didn't realize how many movies AR was in either.  If you have not seen Sense and Sensibility, I highly recomend it. 


Dazey 
1/21/06 at 11:18 PM

What is your location? any place I hang my hat is home

Comments:
Good evening! I was glad I could share my sighting of Mr. Rickman with everyone last night.
Thats alright Dee, I don't mind you asking about my age, let's just say with a little hair color and other such niceties, it makes one feel younger than the 50 plus years!!.
I saw Mr. Rickmans work in films such as those I mentioned last night and was rather shocked to think it could actually be him.
As for the grocery, it was the one that was featured where he was buying bananas and someone took his photo. I don't want to mention the name as I respect his privacy as a private individual while not performing in films or on stage..
I also was shocked when he said to call him Alan. The scent was rather a light breezy beach likie scent! It was delicious.
I will try to get back here from time to time, but as I own an antiques shop (the reason for that London visist) the busy season is now looming over me.
Thank you all for the other Alan Rickman news and photos. I will have to watch quite a few more of his films I imagine as I never realized he was in all those and will give me many enjoyable hours to watch his persona light up the screen..
have a pleasant evening and thank you for the welcome to your group


Reedpipe 
1/21/06 at 10:22 PM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Thanks for all the yummy pictures, all!

This is totally out of the blue, but I was watching "Young Sherlock Holmes" on TV today and I kept thinking that the young man who played Watson looked sooo familiar . . . something about the way he was always pouting . . . . Then I realized it was the same actor who played Geoffrey on AABA. His name is Alan Cox and he is the son of the actor Brian Cox, I think.
Sherry 
1/21/06 at 09:37 PM

Comments:

Dee said:

No one commented on my post on the GB, so I'll ask here. Could AR be in the US for the Sundance Film Festival? We know he loves film festivals...maybe he's going?

 

I hope he is...I live in Salt Lake City and that means he'll be only half an hour from me! I think the festival opened today-I may drive up there tomorrow (I've been there before during the Film Festival, and the traffic is hell! And you wouldn't believe the multitude of people-festival goers & skiiers alike!)!!


Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
1/21/06 at 09:18 PM

What is your location? IN

Comments:

Leanne...That is one of my favorite pictures too.

 

Dee...the toe thing is unique.

 

I keep checking the chat room.  Keep missing everyone though.


Dee 
1/21/06 at 07:34 PM

Comments:

CatsPlay - Lovely photo! It's new to me too. Jeeze...for some reason I want to run my toes thru his hair. Is that weird, or what?!

 

No one commented on my post on the GB, so I'll ask here. Could AR be in the US for the Sundance Film Festival? We know he loves film festivals...maybe he's going?

 

Shoot! I missed a chat with Sev! *pouting with disappointment*. I miss you, girl! What kind of health problems? I'm worried about you!


Leanne 
1/21/06 at 06:11 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s12.invisionfree.com/Hogwartsary/index.php

Comments:

Well since there seems to be pictures going about, heres one of my favourites:

 

Night folks

Leanne

-x-


NativeMoon 
1/21/06 at 03:56 PM

Comments:

In the chat room....


INTJ 
1/21/06 at 03:55 PM

Comments:

 

Laurie - *waves* You're most welcome. : )

 

Cats

 


INTJ 
1/21/06 at 03:50 PM

Comments:

 

Leanne - I so agree with everything you've just said. *sighs dreamily* 

I feel the same way. *melts*

 

 


Leanne 
1/21/06 at 03:07 PM

Comments:

INTJ- that was the picture that made me go weak at the knees and fall for him from the start!

I think its the smile, its a 'yes,everythings going to be alright' kind of smile *melts*


NativeMoon/SeverinaSnape 
1/21/06 at 02:30 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Hey Chris ... the details are in my LJ...


Laurie 
1/21/06 at 01:58 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

WOW, thanks CatsPlay and INTJ for posting those pictures! I've never seen them before.


CatsPlay 
1/21/06 at 01:54 PM

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

Comments:

INTJ,

 

No, I think there are probably THOUSANDS of other pics that result in the same reaction!   That is just the one for TODAY! 


INTJ 
1/21/06 at 01:48 PM

Comments:

 

Chris, you're most welcome! I, too, just LOVE that pic.

(Plus all the Antony pics - he's so very, very beautiful there. )

 

Cats, are you trying to tell me that pic you posted is the ONLY one that makes you want to jump on him and run your hands through his hair?  

 


CatsPlay 
1/21/06 at 12:44 PM

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

Comments:

INTJ, Yes, that one is nice too!  But that one I posted -- it just makes me want to jump on him and run my hands through his hair.  OOOPS! 


Chris 
1/21/06 at 12:34 PM

What is your location? Battling a stubborn headdache

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

Comments:

Oh INTJ, those were fabulous! the pic you posted`s my favorite from that selection! Oh and Cats, I haven`t seen it either! INTJ, a million thanks!  


INTJ 
1/21/06 at 12:06 PM

Comments:

 

Oops, that thumbnail didn't work. OK, next attempt:

 

 


INTJ 
1/21/06 at 12:02 PM

Comments:

 

Hi CatsPlay, my pleasure. : ) It's an absolutely fantastic pic, isn't it?  Talking of his gorgeous hair, I also love his tousled look in this pic

 

 

very much.  I just wish the photos weren't so badly watermarked... *sigh*

 


CatsPlay 
1/21/06 at 10:35 AM

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

Comments:

Ooops, that link didn't work.  Here it is

 


CatsPlay 
1/21/06 at 10:33 AM

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

Comments:

Hello INTJ,

 

Thanks for the info on Topfoto.  I actually have that on my bookmark list but somehow had missed the tons of Antony and Cleopatra pictures they have there.  I know I've never seen this luscious one with him laying and his hair falling back!


INTJ 
1/21/06 at 09:29 AM

Comments:

Hiya ladies, I'm finally getting around to dropping in here and reading all the new posts.

 

Dazey - What a marvellous AR encounter! I'm with Dee - we need more details! Pretty please??

 

I also wanted to share a new(?) photo site with you guys: www.topfoto.co.uk  There are several shots (especially from "Anthony & Cleopatra") I hadn't seen before.

 


Chris 
1/21/06 at 07:37 AM

Comments:

Severina!!! What do you mean health problems? Are you alright? I hope it`s nothing to serious! How`s it hangin`, girlie?  Still busy I presume? Same goes for me, I have a mountain of paperwork waiting for me in the living room, but I`m cleverly dodging it at the moment. How`s the campaign going? Everything ok? Hope to hear from you soon, we all miss you terribly here!


NativeMoon aka SeverinaSnape 
1/21/06 at 04:39 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Just wanted to say hi folks - serious computer and health problems unfortunately....


Chris 
1/21/06 at 04:01 AM

Comments:
Did I just say "Danzey"?! Oh someone please lend me a brain! I meant Dazey! Sorry!
Chris 
1/21/06 at 03:59 AM

What is your location? Under a weird lookin` hat

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

Comments:

Ok I`m really in a hurr, got to head out into the big city but I just wanted to say this:

Rebecca - Welcome to the round table! So glad you joined the ranks!

Danzey - Wow! Just wow! This must be the first "scent" report!!!

Moro- What?! Oh tell me you`re kidding! I`m so sorry but I can`t help it.... So sweet!

 


emteee 
1/21/06 at 03:44 AM

What is your location? US

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

Comments:

Rebecca!  Hey there!  Good to see you in here!  Glad you're delurking!

 

Dazey:  " . . . and he smelled heavenly too."  I KNEW it!  Thanks for sharing!

 

 


Dee 
1/21/06 at 02:56 AM

Comments:

luvinthunder! I'm so glad you joined us! I'm excited to have another Hoosier in our midst! And yes...still gotta love those Colts. And there's always next year!


Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
1/21/06 at 01:11 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I have been a lurker forever and have finally decided to try to come out and join the conversations. 

 

Jen...I want to thank you for sharing your story.  It was very touching.

 

Dazey...Your story was amazing.  If you don't mind me asking, were you a big fan of AR when this happened or did that occurrence open your eyes to AR?

 

Dee...Good luck on your mailing.  (BTW...still gotta luv the Colts, right? )

 


Dee 
1/21/06 at 12:42 AM

Comments:

wOw! Two fabulous AR stories!

 

Dazey - Thanks for sharing your sighting -- or should I say "touching"? He told you to call him Alan? egads... But I need more details, girl! When was this? What grocery were you in (we've got to stake out the place!)? Do you mind if I ask how old you are?

 

Jen - Thanks for telling us those stories of AR's personal response. It's nice to hear that he reaches out kindly to fans when he can. I still refuse to expect anything but a generic response...but that's probably a mental, self-protecting mechanism so I won't be devastated. You're sweet to share!

 

 


Dazey 
1/21/06 at 12:15 AM

What is your location? any place I hang my hat is home

Comments:
Cool site! I actually got to meet AR while shopping at his favorite grocery while in London. I ran out of fruit and stopped in this particular place not knowing it was his favorite. I thought, my god who is that man buying that fruit? He looks familiar..I then thought Snape and the Sheriff..I cautuously maneuvered my way to the apples and thought please dont let them all fall down while I pick one, Ill just die! I tried to reach the one on top and the man actually put his hand up to reach it for me and touched my hand and placed it in my palm! It was so exciting and I managed a small meek thank you, sir. He laughed and said just call me Alan...That is one day I will never forget..
I can't wait to return again and try to meet him again. He is the most charming and handsome man ladies and he smelled heavenly too..
Hope to join you from time to time  as I love to read all about AR


WhoGirl17 
1/20/06 at 11:11 PM

What is your location? Guess... GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!

Comments:

Hey Chris!  I'm still here, no worries.  Just another rough week at work.  Been staying late every night, so by the time I get home, I'm exhausted and have nothing witty to say on the GB.  But I will try ot make it onto the guest book tomorrow!  Actually, most of my free time this week has been spent cruising this site:  http://cloudlessnights.livejournal.com/  For those of you who haven't seen it before, it tells the story of the first two HP books (so far) using The Sims 2.  I especially like the Time Turner Incident entries (naked Snape, people!)  So anyway, thank you for missing me!  I will see you very soon in the chat room!


Moro 
1/20/06 at 09:05 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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

Comments:
Okay.  This is great.  I have to tell you all.  I don't know if it's news to you, but it was news to me, so bear with me for a minute, and then later you can all laugh about how I'm seven years behind everyone else on this.

So the other night in Barnes & Noble, I flipped through a copy of the revised Latin for All Occasions by Henry Beard.  In the "Pop Culture" chapter, he translates the names of the seven dwarves-- you know, Snow White's posse, those guys-- into Latin.

"Grumpy" apparently translates as Severus.

I love JK Rowling. 


Claudia 
1/20/06 at 07:14 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you so much for sharing that story, Jen!  That is quite an amazing story! 

 

 


miem 
1/20/06 at 07:09 PM

What is your location? Oregon, USA

Comments:

Dee: So what does "Colts" flavor ice cream taste like, what is a similar flavor?

vanilla and peanut butter cups?

Neopolitan

Literally what is says: Colt (hey, some people like horse)
defeat? (sorry, my condolences).

 

Where do you all think AR keeps all the stuff he is sent, if he keeps it?  Does he gradually move the older stuff to the bin, have a separate storage facility, or do he and Rima have to keep moving to larger and larger houses so that he can have a room entitled "fan stuff"?

 


Chris 
1/20/06 at 04:43 PM

What is your location? on the trail of Sparky the Squirrel

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

Comments:

Me too, me too! *bouncy state of mind*  Jen, those were so nice! Dee, where are you? Hear THAT? At ease, soldier!


CatsPlay 
1/20/06 at 04:19 PM

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

Comments:

Oh, and Jen, I'd love to hear your story(ies) of meeting AR at the stage door, if you ever have a chance, here, or wherever!


CatsPlay 
1/20/06 at 04:17 PM

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

Comments:

Jen,

 

Thank you so much for sharing those stories.  They really are wonderful and show what a fantastic person AR is.  Really, you've made my day!


Jen 
1/20/06 at 03:41 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.tarf.org/forum/index.php

Comments:

Hey, all!  Just popping in to see how everyone is--hope you're all having a great week! TGIF, indeed!

 

On the topic of AR and mail . . .  Not sure what this is worth, but I don't know that this story has ever been shared with anyone outside of TARF.  Without giving too many personal details (I'm sure you will all understand why), I'll share it now, though:

 

Last year, a member asked me if it would be all right to write a letter to Alan care of Ms. Parker on behalf of another member who has been going through a really difficult situation the past few years.  I said, sure, why not--an autographed pic would be a really sweet pick-me-up!  (She had no idea that this was done on her behalf!) 

 

Meanwhile, a bunch of us got together and gathered all sorts of fan-sweets (DVD's and pictures and cards, e-mails, and at the request of another member, the amazing Marquise of HP fanart fame even drew a special piece of art for her!).  All of this was meant to support her during this time, and I was uber proud of how people came together to buck up an Internet pal.  And I know those things really touched and cheered her immensely, but . . . the icing on the cake was a package she received, including a letter from Ms. Parker with a rather long and amazingly caring personal message from Mr. Rickman (Ms. Parker had typed it into the letter itself), several different autographed pictures, AND a thoughtful gift of a calendar with scenes of England, because this member had always longed to visit his country.  Yes, he probably spoke to her over the phone to dictate the message, and probably asked her to pick up the calendar before she sent the package, but still--amazing!

 

She was, understandably, BLOWN AWAY, and so were we all, by this incredible act of kindness.

 

I'm sure that AR is touched by everything that people send him, although the sheer volume keeps him from being able to respond to every item.  But I wanted to share this story--and another little tidbit, too--to maybe encourage you to believe that he at least tries to look at it all:

 

When I stood with a group of fans outside the Stage Door after a performance of "Private Lives" in London, there were a few girls inquiring about whether or not he had received the Snape-related art they'd sent him--separately.  He thought for a moment, and they began to describe their pictures for him.  He must have been reminded by what they were saying, because he responded by adding other details, proving that he had at least seen the pictures and even remembered them!

 

If he can remember Snape art (of which, I would hazard to guess that he receives a TON), and if he cares enough to send special messages and a few tokens of kindness to someone in need of a pick-me-up, then I don't doubt that he cares about the birthday items and all the other mail people take time to send, even though he just cannot respond to it all.

 

I hope that helps someone--and, if not, I hope you all found another reason to love him just that little bit more!  (God, I am such a fangirl!)


Laurie 
1/20/06 at 02:40 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Hey Chris, I'm doing better, thank you!

 

 


Chris 
1/20/06 at 11:52 AM

Comments:

PS: Moro - Poor Willy.....

But is that STRANGE OR WHAT?! Look out, nessie!


Christina 
1/20/06 at 11:46 AM

What is your location? on my way to the ER. Do you think they serve indian tea there?

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

Comments:

I`m abssolutely frozen! i`m on the verge of being transformed into an iceberg! I can`t really type either! kjehgv-whvh lkhwe kj;r;j See? This is my new look, in order to accomodate to new life conditions! I will survive! Me, birds and reptiles!

Moro -  Just that. It says enough! Oh and share that with Hikity too!!! Play nice you too! Oh and have I seen this right? You actually POSTED?! OMG, desperate times call for desperate measures so have a drink, it`s on the (Hen)House!  

Gotta go now and see what Teh Resident Rickmaniac had in store for us today! And see how Dee`s feet are doing! Laurie, feeling any better, kiddo? Oh and where on Earth is WHO?! WHO???? are you there??? Come in please! This is Houston, come in please! Which reminds me, Marlina backed out on us too! Buuuuu! Marlina, i`ts so strange not seing you post every day! Come back to the light, my child!

Laura- I haven`t forgot about your package, I just have to see if mine arrived first! Hugs to you all!


Claudia 
1/20/06 at 11:18 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Reading back what I posted...I shouldn't have said the whale story was a lighter note. Shame on me!  Its really a sad story. 

 

I'm watching it live on CNN Pipeline and the poor reporter doesn't realize that her sniffling is audible and going out all over the world. 

 


Claudia 
1/20/06 at 11:07 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee several years ago, AR used to answer each and every piece of mail he received.  In fact, one recipient auctioned off his/her letter through eBay a couple years ago.  Of course now and for the past few years, that has been impossible for him to do.

 

Far be it from me to say that I have read every fan's response posted on the Internet because there are certainly groups and boards that I don't participate in or read but of all the reports I've read over the past few years (and there have many), there has not been a personal contact from AR NOR a secondary contact from MP.

 

Maybe someone else can offer more information but if not, I hope this helps. 

 

On a lighter note.  I hope to God I don't have to resort to this "little" fellow's route to London.  *grin*

 

Fears for whale in River Thames

If you have CNN Pipeline, you can watch the whale live. 

 


Dee 
1/19/06 at 10:36 PM

Comments:

Chris - ROFL! You nailed my actions at the post office perfectly. As soon as I dropped the package in the mailslot, I wanted to fling myself in front of the mailtruck!

 

But, I honestly do not believe AR will even see the booklet. Ms Parker is an excellent assistant and knows how to effectively manage her boss' time -- and no assistant worth her salt is going to let her boss waste time going thru, literally, mountains of mail. A few extraordinary items are probably set aside for him -- but that's it. Plus, has anyone ever heard of a fan receiving anything remotely like a "personal" response from AR? A gracious (but generic) letter and occassionally a personalized autograph seems to be the top end.

 

So...I'm trying to look at it as an exercise in "self expression".


emteee 
1/19/06 at 08:47 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Dee - I'm so very glad you did it after all!  I'd love it if you'd post a LiveJournal entry about how the formatting and printing process went.  Of course, I'd love to learn what you receive for a response, too!

Congratulations!

emteee - these "e's" are for "excited"!


Moro 
1/19/06 at 03:35 PM

What is your location? Tech support desk

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

Comments:
If it's any help with the diagnosis, Claudia, it happened after I hit "preview."  The html showed up on the text editor in preview mode, but not in the preview itself (not that I can recall, anyhoo).  I didn't think anything of it, and clicked "post."  At that point came the disaster, mayhem, wailing and gnashing of teeth, etc.  Or do you think I'm being a bit melodramatic about it? 

Leanne 
1/19/06 at 03:26 PM

Comments:

Thanks Chris! I will be sending my letter next week some time so it arrives in time for his birthday which is two days before mine!


Claudia 
1/19/06 at 02:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhhhh thanks for that information, Moro.  It's definitely not supposed to act like that.  I'll have to look into the problem. 

 


Moro 
1/19/06 at 01:59 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh, eating html-wrapped humble pie

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

Comments:
I thank you, Claudia!  You are teh html-fixin' Queen.    I don't know what the heck happened, there-- I didn't add any of my own html tags when I posted.  Just used the text editor as normally.  But when I posted, whoop!  Whoa, nelly!  Now I know how Marilyn Monroe must have felt, standing on that air grate.

Claudia 
1/19/06 at 01:48 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee, I am soooo tickled that you sent an ARt book to AR.  I've long admired your ARt and enjoyed it as a learning tool as well as a chance to peep at The Man! 

 

Please let us know if you receive a response from MP! 

 


Claudia 
1/19/06 at 01:47 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Don't worry, Moro.  html is now back in the background...where it should stay! 

 

The great thing about this guest book format is that it will do the html for you.  All you have to do is use the toolbar at the top of the comments box for all your formatting. 

 


Moro 
1/19/06 at 01:20 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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

Comments:
Aieee!  My html is showing.  How embarrassing. 

Moro 
1/19/06 at 01:18 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh (Woo! Go Steelers! Booyah!)

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

Comments:

I notice that Christina said:

 

Quote:
...I AM writing a book. well more like a really poor attempt of a book...one thing I cannot fully explain is the fact that it`s bassicly REALLY sad!

 

What's this "a poor attempt of a book" nonsense?  Bah, I say!  BAH!  You've got a very clear handle on what you're trying to achieve, and a very strong premise.  It'll get to where you want it to go.  As you work it's likely even to surprise and delight you, by taking directions you never expected.

 

There's nothing wrong with sad and wistful, either; in terms of the novel you're working with, I think it's an appropriate mood.  But you are very good at comedy, too, and comedy can pack just as much punch in terms of significance.  Hikity's idea might be something to keep in the back of your mind and toy with every now and then.  I think it could turn into a rather grand second novel!

 

It's so good to see y'all having so much fun, and spreadin' the sunshine.  It makes me happy, and it's what I've always loved about this place.  It's all of you who make it worthwhile!   

 


Chris 
1/19/06 at 12:21 PM

Comments:

Dee, you did WHAT?! OMG OMG OMG!!!!! I can`t wait for you to tell us more!!!!! Oh look at me, I can`t stop laughing!!!! And you kept it all to yourself, shame on you! You should have said "Guys, here I go, I`m putting it in the envelope...I`m going to the post office....I am IN the post office!...It`s IN!!!!!!! OH NO< it`s really in and I can`t take it back!!!! Someone bring me a gun to shot myself where I stand! What if he doesn` like it? Wait! What if it never gets there? and he won`t be able to respond and I`ll just bite my nails until my hands fall off waiting for some sign?! Oh my, there goes the neighborhood!" Leanne, great for you too! Keep us posted you two!!!


Leanne 
1/19/06 at 12:06 PM

Comments:

Well how comes I never saw this before, (now where did that 'I am stupid' smilie go?) *goes to look*

Can't find it, oh well least ive found it now!!

Dee, I am also sending Alan a birthday letter, I wish you luck and I hope he loves it!! (im sure he will)


CatsPlay 
1/19/06 at 12:00 PM

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

Comments:

Oh Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

 

*major coughing fit, ambulance arriving* - please check your email!  Run please.


Dee 
1/19/06 at 11:56 AM

Comments:

Christina - well...now that you've asked... My new Famous ARt website is almost ready! I'm SO excited! This whole html stuff is HARD (the wizard won't do all the cool stuff I want so I've been teaching myself. egads...my brain cells are fried!)! I'll post when it's up and running, and I hope everyone pops by for a visit!

 

Also...this is sooooo embarrassing...I DID send AR my Famous ARt about a week ago.  Put it into a professional-looking booklet (it turned out pretty good, if I say so myself!) and included a letter. (Thanks to CatsPlay for proofing it to assure that I didn't gush all over the poor man's lovely shoes!)


Reedpipe 
1/19/06 at 11:00 AM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Thanks, Laura, that's what I thought!   He's so funny! 

Laura 
1/19/06 at 10:25 AM

Comments:
lol, I understood that english men don't keep their socks making love...this would be the contribution on being romantic, lol: better a pair of socks than cold feeth, yeeek
Reedpipe 
1/19/06 at 10:00 AM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Thanks for posting the LA article on the other board, Catsplay!  (I'm responding here because this is a little "off-color" LOL.)  My French is terribly rusty, so can anyone here confirm that he said something about Englishmen not taking off their socks? 

Hikity 
1/19/06 at 04:08 AM

Comments:

Christina, whatever you are writing for the time being - you must write at least a short story or novella in the way you are describing these daily "hassles". got to go now..


Christina 
1/19/06 at 03:46 AM

Comments:

Thanks Hikity, and thanks for the screensaver idea too! Wonder why my stand-by mind didn`t think of THAT!

Well funny you should mention it but I AM writing a book. well more like a really poor attempt of a book. Yeah, that`s more like it! But one thing I cannot fully explain is the fact that it`s bassicly REALLY sad! I do try to add up a little optimistic hint but everytime I re-read it I am just stuck with "Oh good job, you, where have you been living so far, in a dungeon or something?! (I could really use some Snape smiley right now! Like the world needs more depressed individual on its hands!" But what the heck, maybe the screw will turn and I`ll write comedy one day! *terrified screams in the background : Nooo Nooo Nooooo!!! Save yourself while you still can everyone! Run for your minds!*

 

PS: Oh so it isn`t just ME when I say European waiters bassicly suck, eh? The worse thing is when you go to abroad (in Europe) and well, hunger takes over you (that happens sometimes ) and you decide "Hey, how bad can it be?!" and go to a restaurant. Duuh. And then the waiter doesn`t speak english of any kind. It also happens that in 9 out of 10 cases, they don`t speak any other foreign language that you know.They`d probably speak pakistanese too but that really doesn`t change the situation much!  And then you have to make those silly signs with your hands in order for him to understand that you want just a roasted chicken and not octopus in sauce. When he returns, you get an exotic pizza. All you can do is stare at him blankly until he warns you that the price does NOT include ketchup. Or toothpicks, for that matter. By the end of your meal, your stomach will be stuffed (that is, if you can AFFORD it! ) because the food is excellent, but your brain`s dried out completely. Bon apetit!


Christina 
1/19/06 at 03:21 AM

What is your location? swiming in a cup of cold coffee

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

Comments:

Dee, my praises are on the other page! But speaking or ARt, did you manage to find a proper hosting? You mentioned something about a site not long ago. Are you still planning to send them to AR? With the letter and all? (Groovy, baby! )


Hikity 
1/19/06 at 03:16 AM

Comments:

Yes, Dee, a very lovely ARt, thank you

 

Chrisy, you should write your experiences with your family down (you are so witty) and then- one day - write a book. I laughed to tears while reading your day out with your mother. My father likes to lecture waiters, too, esp. about pre-dinner drinks such as a martini cocktail. He learned to mix it from all his American friends - therefore, nobody in Germany is able to do it the right way, haha. I don't drink it anymore

and this is what I really have to do now: before I attend my courses of today.

 

A wonderful and sunny day to everybody


Dee 
1/19/06 at 12:29 AM

Comments:

CatsPlay - *sticking out tongue* blah!  Must confess...I felt so sorry for that poor old defensive line player for the Steelers that lost the ball, I was actually glad he was off the hook with a win! But gee...we thought this was finally the year for the Colts... Oh well! Plenty of ice cream to soothe the pain!

BTW - I posted a lovely (if I say so myself) wallpaper on the GB from the Snowcake photo if anyone is interested.


emteee 
1/18/06 at 10:52 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

"How callus!  How cruel!

 

I bought six."

 

You know, I really enjoy AR, but it's the clever and witty posts that really keep me coming back here every day!

 

emteee


CatsPlay 
1/18/06 at 10:04 PM

What is your location? PITTSBURGH, Home of the STEELERS

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

Comments:

Dee,

 

Huh.  Looks like Pittsburgh creamed your sorry butts!  Ooops!


Dee 
1/18/06 at 09:52 PM

Comments:

Ahh...Lex - You are one of my favorite people! Thanks so much for keeping us updated!

The Oliver Awards - Is this the kind of show where fans stand outside and watch the celebries pass by on the red carpet? Will AR be there? Is this a chance for a sighting?

 

Any football fans out there ("American" football - with a funny shaped ball)? My entire state is still in mourning over the Colts painful loss on Sunday. Today at the grocery, I noticed an entire freezer filled with Eddy's Ice Cream's special edition "Colts" flavor 1/2 gallons on clearance sale for 50 cents each. I was so upset! How callus! How cruel!

 

I bought six.


Claudia 
1/18/06 at 02:14 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Can't wait to see some updates, Lex! 

 


Laura 
1/18/06 at 01:45 PM

Comments:

Lex,

I'm very happy that you didn't stop posting. Thank you also for the news on the updates, I love everything you put in your site and the way you show everything, good work!

 

Chris,

what a day!

I am having some problems myself with yahoo: today I was able to read but not to replay to emails.

 

Hikity ,

can you please email me also the other account of email? if yahoo would misbehave again...


Lex 
1/18/06 at 11:59 AM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:
I forgot to add that I think (sorrect me if I'm wrong here) that London Editing was involved in HP ?!
The guy said that the site will be available in February around the 5th or 6th and updated again a week after the Berlinale which will be at the end of February then.
Hmmm...
Can hardly wait to hear more and get some prove....


Lex 
1/18/06 at 11:55 AM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:
Claudia and CatsPlay,

I truly hope so!
When I can trust my source (and I hope I can) there'll be a trailer, more pictures and more information put on a site . All I kow so far is that it'll be not on the Berlinale.de one.
Unfortunately the source is not giving away to much yet and I can't tell yet if he's for real.
All I know is that he's somehow connected to the company London Editing.

Right now am investigating further in the matter. I WANT TO KNOW!!!!

When I actually can come up with something more useful you're the first to know.






Reedpipe 
1/18/06 at 09:07 AM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Thanks, miem!

miem 
1/17/06 at 11:51 PM

What is your location? Oregon, USA

Comments:

This is the version of Private Lives I saw.  No, Reedpipe, it didn't have LO in it.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022279/


melissa aka stooooopid 
1/17/06 at 10:36 PM

Comments:

I am picking myself off the floor from having kicked myself SENSELESS for missing Hug Laurie and Stephen Fry. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGGGHHHHHH!!!

 

I figured he wasn't there and clicked around and BLOODY MISSED IT!!!!

 


Claudia 
1/17/06 at 04:22 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh goodie, Lex! Does this mean there may be a good lengthy trailer on the horizon???

 

 


Chris 
1/17/06 at 04:17 PM

Comments:

Oh Lex I would have emailed you but I see you`ve got quite a crowd rounding up in that inbox of yours so I didn`t want to add mine to the pile The music is so beautiful and your use of sepia on those pictures was a very inspired choice!!! But how come it stops and the music keeps on rollin?

 

Laura, dear, shopping was awfull!We went to this fancy

restaurant where she drove us all mad because the service was rather poor. Well not poor. Lazy is the better work. And then she started lecturing the waiter, operation which easily continued for about 15 minutes. THEN she started packing the leftovers in her tissue to feed her own dog with some goodies, which was rather embarassing, come to think of it. Just SLIGHTLY! THEN we went for some shoe hunting. For about 3 hours straight until she decided she didn`t WANT shoes really! Step-dad bought them anyway! More for me then! THEN, as we got to her place she found out her cable wasn`t working.....I don`t even wanna go into that! The clerk at the cable company`s office will definetly remember us from now on! I think the trauma was so severe he actually might be considering moving to another state! And that` about it, really! Nothing out of the usual!


CatsPlay 
1/17/06 at 04:12 PM

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

Comments:

Lex,

 

Interested to know more about this, email me if you wish!

 

Rumour has it that there'll be a huge update on a Film site.


Lex 
1/17/06 at 03:34 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:
Chris & Laura,

since yyou two convinced me in not stopping to post over here I'd like to announce that I put a link to a short AR Gallery clip on my site.
Go to Fan ARt and you'll find it.

Elisa, if you're reading this... I'll send you more of my pictures.
And thanks again for your kind offer.
Gimme some days, please to find real nice ones for ya.

Am sorry, but besides my work I got 138mails today all about requests and sharing pictures etc.
I'd like to answer all of them asap and therefore don't be too disappointed if it takes a little while longer for me to answer to your requests.

CatsPlay nice found of Snow Cake - there'll be much more soon.
Rumour has it that there'll be a huge update on a Film site. I'll let you all know unless someone is quicker.






Reedpipe 
1/17/06 at 03:22 PM

What is your location? picking myself up off the floor after seeing the SC stills

Comments:
Oh. my. GAWD!!!   Snowcake stills!!!!  *hyperventilating*  to Andi for pointing them out and to Claudia for enlarging them!  The second one in Claudia's post reminds of stills I've seen of the last scene in Dark Harbor . . . . So yes, CatsPlay, it's lookin' good, isn't it? 

Miem, would the version of PL you saw possibly have had Laurence Olivier it as Victor?  I know htat LO played Victor opposite Noel Coward as Elyot once.


Laura 
1/17/06 at 03:05 PM

Comments:

Chris, how went the shopping with your mother? Many wishes from me too


Claudia 
1/17/06 at 02:00 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Someone sweet friend sent me this clip of the Snape impression from Dead Ringers Christmas Special which aired 23/12/2005. (notice since it aired on Brit tv that I used the Brit date format????? *grin*)

 

The reason I can't thank the person that sent it by name is because the YouSendIt message didn't contain the name.  Whoever sent it, please let us know who you are so we can thank you properly! 

 

http://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2V8B2TZTP884F2OGLGU3IBA0O0


miem 
1/17/06 at 01:47 PM

What is your location? Oregon, USA

Comments:

Chris, no, the Private Lives I saw was definitely from 1931.

I was pretty funny when one could catch the punchlines.  But I can't compare it on whole to the AR&LD play as I've only seen clips of that.

 

Claudia: Thanks for those new stills!


Claudia 
1/17/06 at 01:47 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you so much for the link to the ET interview, CatsPlay! She just re-enforces my reasons for admiring her!  She's funny as heck yet strong enough to put some elbow grease into her charity work!  Thanks again. 

 

Thanks for the link to the Hugh Laurie site, WhoGirl17!  Its much much more than the HL download haven!  Its really a nice site....one that the download haven only dreams to be one day. 

 

Snow Cake is an original screenplay but I think you're right about the possibility of it being printed after the film.  This is Angela Pell's first screenplay and its quite amazing how successful it has been.  I've read that its a very rare first screenplay that gets anywhere.  So to have the likes of AR and Sigourney Weaver like it enough to put their names to it is quite amazing.

 

Heck yeah, there should be some kissing!  Carrie-Anne Moss' character is supposed to seduce him!

 


Chris 
1/17/06 at 12:10 PM

What is your location? back home and stuffed with cake

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

Comments:

Oh my, Claudia, thanks for your wishing, I was in total shock when I saw that! So kind of you!  

I WAS going to tell you about my shopping adventures with Mum but WHO CARES ABOUT THAT NOW?! *FAINTING FROM EXCITEMENT*

the pics are great! OH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!

I will skip the future obvious comments on his look but I`d jus like to add this: He dressed up very stylish for that movie!

Oh and Laura, I SO agree!


CatsPlay 
1/17/06 at 11:35 AM

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

Comments:

Just opened my 1/23/06 issue of Time magazine and there's a full page on Emma T.  You can read it here, but it doesn't show the photo.  She mentions S&S a few times.

 

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1149384,00.html


CatsPlay 
1/17/06 at 11:25 AM

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

Comments:

Since I'll probably meander into squeeing and speculation, I though I'd better post this here.

 

First, does anyone know if there is a book or novel that Snow Cake is based on?  I haven't found anything.  Otherwise, is it likely that the screenplay will be put into print after the movie is released?

 

Secondly, I'd like to generate some wild speculation on the movie based on the gorgeous stills.  Wine, rumpled looking hair, girl in a blanket, rumored hot tub scene, tender hugging......is anyone else wondering if there will be kissing, or other such hotness???! 

 

 

 


WhoGirl17 
1/17/06 at 11:13 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Oh my God, I am so happy for Hugh Laurie!  He absolutly deserved that Golden Globe after being robbed of the Emmy by Willam Shatner.  I mean, come on!  William Shatner?!?!?!  And yes, Claudia, Hugh's acceptance speech was priceless.  I was screaming my head off for him.  And how cute that he thanked/brought Stephen Fry!  My other big win of the night was the beautiful Johnathan Rhys-Meyers (Alan connection, he played the young assassin in Michael Collins), who got a Globe for "Elvis."  Honestly, I didn't think his performance in that had any chance of getting him the award, but I'm glad he got it anyway, because he has really grown over the years.  Oh!  And for those of you who may not have seen Hugh's speech, it should be up on www.hughlaurie.net very soon.  This place is great.  You could say that it's a Hugh Laurie Download Haven


Laurie 
1/17/06 at 10:09 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks again Claudia for posting those Pics!


Claudia 
1/17/06 at 10:04 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I thought I'd post the images from the Berlinale site over here too!  Can't get enough of The Man, that's for sure! 

 

Wooo Hooo CatsPlay and andi!  Thanks for the links! 

 

 

 

 

I simply just can not wait for this film!  I'm an impatient soul!  LOL

 

Ohhh what the heck...this one has been seen far and wide but I'm still going to post it. 

 


Claudia 
1/17/06 at 09:10 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

miem, I caught part of the film, Private Lives, a couple years back.  I've often wanted to try to see it from the beginning but have never went out of my way to find it.  I'll have to do some searching now and see if I can find it. 

 

 

Happiest of birthdays to Chris' Mom!!!  Have a fabulous day!

 

I watched the Golden Globes last night and although I had some disappointments....nothing for Viva Blackpool or Rome or Bill Nighy   Hugh Laurie won big and was absolutely hilarious in his acceptance speech! 

 

 

Keira Knightley was elegant as usual and her elegant Mum (Sharman MacDonald) with her. 

 

 

Emma Thompson was ever beautiful in pink!  I caught her chewing the fat with Tim Robbins during one of the commercial cuts.  Wonder what they were talking about.....politics?...a new film?

 

 

The only nod one of last year's best films (The Constant Gardner) got was best supporting actress. 

 

Colin Firth was there and presented but I haven't found any pics of him yet.  I don't know for sure but something told me by the way he presented that he might have been under the weather or something. 

 

Also spotted another of my heart-throbs in the audience....Don Johnson! 

 

 


Laura 
1/17/06 at 09:09 AM

Comments:

CLaudia,

thank you for posting the large pics from Snow Cake ( and thank you, Andi for posting the links!).

Since this is the place, I'll comment the pics:

sbav sbav sbav...ok, the hair seems like mine when I wake up ..you know...like if a bird had slept in it but I love those pics anyway

 I truly appreciate a man who is real and not only for the role he has to play.

A man who is not ashamed of his age , his body changing and all.

I really like ALan Rickman because he is this way and he's not trying to focus the attention of viewers on his look but on his being so talented!On his capability (??word?) to act and to express any sensation, any feeling, everything!

He doesn't need to hide behind a youngish look, thank god !

He's a great actor and he's a real man for what he let us see

Pbviously I would like to find more photos and stuff about him but his being private is also part of his charm and of his being attractive because he doesn't need gossips to have people to speak about him...his work makes us to speak about him


Chris 
1/17/06 at 06:26 AM

What is your location? on her way to a lovely place.....

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

Comments:

Miem, mention Private Lives and I`m there! Although the ignorant in me prevented me from even KNOWING that such a movie existed! *runs off to IMDB to check it out* How was it? *after checking it on IMDB* are you reffering to the `76 version?And yes, LD and AR do make a lovely pair when they`re on stage! I wonder why no one thought of distribuiting the play. They could have recorded it and after it closed, they could have it on DVD or something. Some of our theaters did that here and it went on pretty well. They actually thought of bringing some plays back because they had so much succes even after a couple of years since they went out.

 

So, how is everybody today?

 

To everyone here who read the entry about my mother in my blog, today`s her birthday........*extremely LONG pause*  so I`m taking her out. She wants to go shopping afterwards...Hell will be unleashed on my head! I ca hear her now "this is a lovely skirt but what if it`s too long and I`ll step on it on the street and fall in front of a car and DIE?!" ROFL


miem 
1/16/06 at 11:43 PM

What is your location? Oregon, USA

Comments:

The 1931 Private Lives was on TCMtonight, I caught it part way though and I actually didn't watch all of it.

 

I was zooming through the channel guide and came across it and thought "Hmm....I wonder if this is the same as the play?" and read the synopsis, to find that it was.  I came in just at the bit before Amanda and Eliot see eachother on the balcony. 

The parts that I saw were pretty funny, but because of sound quality and the speed the two talk at some of the punchlines were difficult to catch.

 

Of the clips that I have seen of the LD & AR play, I think I prefer they way AR and LD delivered many of the lines compared to these actors.  Not that the others did poorly, not at all.

 

Have any of you seen this movie version of Private Lives?


WhoGirl17 
1/16/06 at 04:08 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Greetings all!  Sorry for spacing out on all of you in the chat room on Saturday.  I went to answer my phone and when I cam back, everyone was gone!  Anyway, to cheer us all up a little about the Hello poll, I decided to compare the competetors using the Hollywood Stock Exchange going rates (these numbers are as of Jan 16, 2006)  So here we go!

 

Gerard Butler-21.87

Alan Rickman-169.76

Sean Bean-105.21

Will Young- N/A

Orlando Bloom-91.17

Viggo Mortensen-149.22

Russell Crowe-100.93

Johnny Depp-78.18

Hugh Jackman-107.98

Ewan McGregor-81.91

Hayden Christensen-113.47

Enrique Iglesias- N/A

 

That's right, people.  Alan's stock is the highest! We always knew he was a hot comodity! Take that, Gerard Butler!


Hikity 
1/16/06 at 01:01 PM

Comments:

Chrisy, I mentioned Oscar and Lucinda. I've got the video and last year we had a literature course at the uni: Peter Carey. We talked at length about PC and watched O and L and Bliss to compare film and literature. That was a very delightful course with a wonderful lady professor. Hubby suggested the other day that we finally should visit Down Under end of this year...


Laurie 
1/16/06 at 10:19 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Laura! Lots of people have told me I would watch Closet Land so I think that may be my next one.

 

Marlina, I just checked the chat room as well. Usually I'm not on chat at this time but I'm off from work today.


Laura 
1/16/06 at 09:47 AM

Comments:

Hi all!

Yes, Marlina, I have got your email and answered just now

Laurie, I think it depends on personal taste what movie watch first and what later.

I would say: watch Closet Land and Judas Kiss before

 


Marlina 
1/16/06 at 09:26 AM

Comments:

Just checked the chat room..

Is there no one in there at this time?

Ought to go to bed soon.. School tomorrow

 

Christina~ hooo! My bro will kill me if i dare brought his laptop to bed! 

 

Laura~ Have you got my mail.. Is it arrived yet?

 

My Dial-Up is a bit slow today.. (Everyday actually! :laugh4


Laurie 
1/16/06 at 08:46 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

It wasn't me Chris, maybe Claudia?

 

 


Christina 
1/16/06 at 08:30 AM

Comments:

Sorry for the smiley attack, sometimes I just totally LOSE it!


Christina 
1/16/06 at 08:29 AM

Comments:

Hello evryone? Top of the morning to ya!

Melissa, I`m so sorry, can`t help with the book you`ve mentioned. Have you tried Amazon and the rest? I haven`t even heard of it! Shame on me, shame on me, I must get out more!

Marlina, good to have you back with us! I want a laptop! That`ll be my new short term goal! Nothing`s more pleasant than to type in bed! Or watching Alan in bed. I mean...erm...ME wathing HIM! Him on the screen! Only me in the bed! Er...and only because it`s comfy! yeah!

Hikity - I know, I wasn`t worrying or anything, I just wanted to let you know. Keep you up to date and all. I remember when Laura sent me a package and she asked me everyday if I got it because she was so worried that she wrote the wrong adress or something! She`s a sport! And I`m a very patient person. I am! PS: Loved the way you called me Chrisy, now there`s something I didn`t think of! I think I`ll use it!

Laurie - Was it you or Claudia who told us about Oscar and Lucinda? Or was it somebody else? I`ll check as soon as I`m outta here! Sorry, writer`s block! Anyway, that`s one of my all-time favorites! I just loved the sequence with that glass church or whatever it was, so powerful and dramatic! And RF with hes reddish hair! Who could resist? Cate Blanchett was brilliant as usual! And the constant gardener - superb! I love the way it`s shot, it makes it look so real! And the performances were great!


MELISSA 
1/16/06 at 12:40 AM

Comments:

watch out Alan! WOOHOOO Ralph Fiennes is scorching! *sizzle*

i'm on an estrogen OD....can u tell?

 

I've had a day full of Alan Rickman, Hugh Laurie, Ralph Fiennes and the brainy, witty and charming (but gay...damn) Stephen Fry.

 

 


kathy 
1/15/06 at 11:02 PM

Comments:

Melissa, I love I'm sorry I haven't a Clue.  I was listening to it last night--They are comic geniuses!  Many, many laughs!  BBC 4 and 7


Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/15/06 at 10:12 PM

Comments:

Just watched RF on Inside the Actor's Studio.  Very Good.

I was very impressed by him, in alot of ways. New fan, I am.  Will definitely be renting some of his movies soon!

 


Laurie 
1/15/06 at 06:39 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

WOW, thank you Emily and Claudia for that! The first time I saw RF was in The English Patient and I've loved him every since.

Thanks again!


Claudia 
1/15/06 at 06:14 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the recommendations, Hikity.  I saw Oscar and Lucinda a good while back and I saw The Constant Gardner in the cinema when it was making its rounds. You're right....both are excellent films. 

 

Emily mailed me a link to The New York Times spread on RF. (bless her)

 

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/index.html?8dpc

 

Go to the "Style" section and click on "Buttoned Up" and then prepare to make a great big

 

       

 

 

 


Hikity 
1/15/06 at 05:18 PM

Comments:

Claudia, and all those who love Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes: Go and watch the wonderful, calm and very Australian film (based on PETER CAREY's Novel - great author BTW): Oscar and Lucinda.  And then: RF latest film, just released: The Constant Gardener - good grief, he looks sooooo good, wow (noooo, don't worry I won't be unfaithful, no, promise)

Chrisy, the mail needs more time than an e-mail...


melissa 
1/15/06 at 05:00 PM

Comments:
for all u anglofiles ( i can't even spell that) out there, you have to listen to "just a minute" or "i'm sorry, i haven't a clue". they are radio shows that are just hilarious!  Unfortunately, Alan is not a guest on any of these shows...i wonder why?   I guess he's just too darn serious to be on a funny radio show.  still, they are worth listening to. I giggle and cackle like mad.
melissa 
1/15/06 at 04:52 PM

Comments:

does anyone have the audiobook of "moab is my washpot" ?

 


Dee 
1/15/06 at 04:40 PM

Comments:

Is this old news?

BERLIN The Berlin International Film Festival lays claim to the largest audience of any film festival in the world, selling up to 180,000 tickets for about 800 movie screenings. The festival, known as the Berlinale, (entrance, below) runs this year from Feb. 9 to 19, and will include the main competition, a series of experimental films, and a ''kinderfilmfest'' for children. Most of the films are European or world premieres. The world premieres this year includes an adaptation by Oskar Roehler, the German director, of Michel Houellebecq's novel ''The Elementary Particles'' and the British-Canadian film ''Snow Cake,'' starring Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver. Tickets go on sale three days before each screening (or four days, for repeat showings of films entered in the main competition) at http://www.berlinale.de.


Laurie 
1/15/06 at 03:53 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Chris, I've seen all of the movies you've mentioned, including *cough* Blow Dry AND Dark Harbor. I haven't seen Closet Land, Bob Roberts or Judas Kiss. I haven't seen Barchester Chronicles either. I really don't own many of his movies (most I've just rented) and I must start adding to my collection. I can't remember who it was in the chat room one night who gave me a list of the ones I should buy and in what order. Gotta start workin on that list...


Chris 
1/15/06 at 02:59 PM

Comments:

I`m such an idiot! I meant DH, not Blow dry! Dee, this is all your doing! And you KNOW what I mean!!! ROFL BLOW dry....God!

Lex, have you sent them by email? None so far! Well I`m out now so I`ll let you know in the morning! Thank you from the buttom of my heart!


Chris 
1/15/06 at 02:09 PM

Comments:

Well CatsPlay`s quite keen on those (HANDS) too! Is it the pool scene? Please not one of those surgery scenes, they cut out all my appetite! ROFL Kidding. (I dunno why, I just need to say that every now and then to prevent people not to take everything I say so seriously! ) Of course it`s not urgent, I have the movie at home too, I`m just a mess with any capturing device! And yours are so clear! Yum! Thanks, Lex! A LOT! Such a great gall, that one!

Laurie, the way I see it, it`s IMPERATIVE for you to see Rasputin, Truly Madly Deeply and Something the lord made. Exquisite! (if you haven`t seen them already, of course) I won`t say Blow Dry. *cough crisis* I`m trying to keep a decent tone here! Give me some credeit! ROFL Let me see, what else? ...


Lex 
1/15/06 at 02:01 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:
Me. AGAIN  

Seems my "tiping-day" today.

Chris, right up your alley...piccies have been sent. 5 more in about ten mins.

Don't get tickled pink, ok?





Lex 
1/15/06 at 01:20 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:
Christina,
I'd be delighted to be of service! Allow me a few days to send them to you. Or is it that urgent?
I "captured" the scene you're talkin' about already. But photobucket is running very, very slow at the moment. Hmmm.... perhaps I should send you the copy-files. All you'd need to do is resize ' em and do what ever you want with ' em.

Err... there's a capture I only made for Dee while watching the DVD... dunno if she aproves of it in the end -
I only say HANDS.

 "Ignoramus-is-written-on-her-forehead" Lex














Laurie 
1/15/06 at 12:01 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Lex, thanks for posting those pictures of STLM!

 

Claudia and Chris, I also loved The Gift. Actually I haven't seen a movie yet with Cate Blanchett that I didn't like, she's great! I'm glad you two gave me the heads up on Broken Flowers and Lost in Translation. I've been holding off on renting them because I also have not been very impressed with Bill Murray as of late. Guess I'll continue to hold off. LOL There are still quite a few AR movies I haven't seen yet but I just have to make a decision on which one I want to see next!

 

Sev, glad to see you back!

 


Christina 
1/15/06 at 11:19 AM

Comments:

Claudia, I loved the Gift also! I was totally thrown back by the end! Who could have imagened it? Great! too bad Keanu Reeves was there! About Bill Murray, don`t get me going there! I so liked the guy and suddenly every movie that I watch with him brings me down. I think I was the only person who abssolutely HATED Lost in Translation. It should have been profound, interesting and well thought, for me it was just a bad try.

James Purefoy! Had no idea he was the one in the Getaway video (Texas) Man, she has taste in men! But I wouldn`t mind a sequel better!


Christina 
1/15/06 at 11:12 AM

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

Comments:

Sev, glad you`re back! I won`t mail you cause you`ve told me you`ve got loads of emails to answer! But it`s so good to see you`re alive and kickin! HUGS!

Lex- Boy, wasn`t that the greatest update ever! your message in which you say "sorry, there is no update!" Or something like that! ROFL! Or should I have looked to the other sections as well except the home page? I`m so sorry, you really need to point something to me in order for me to actually see it! Oh but fabulous STLM pics! I think I speak for emteee as well when I say "Teh glasses! Teh suite!!" Yay! Great! Thank you thank you thank you!!!! Oh request! Could you do one of the scene where he comes off the elevator with Vivien, at the end? I really like the expression on his face before he stands up and leaves! Pretty pls? Pretty pls with Blalock on top? Thanks, you`re a doll!

 

Hikity, I haven`t received the script yesterday but I should any minute!  Can`t wait!

Laura, I finnaly had time to look over your package! May I say just this! You`ve brought heaven on me! Speak to you more later!


Claudia 
1/15/06 at 11:03 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Nice pics, Lex!  Thanks for sharing!

 

Welcome back Severina!  We missed you.

 

Well, I spent yesterday getting caught up on some films from NetFlix.  I have a bad habit of piling them up and then I have to take a Saturday every now and then and catch up on them.  Yesterday was that day.

 

I thought I would share with you some of what I watched and make recommendations. 

 

First, if yall haven't already figured it out, I am a huge Anglophile and I love anything British including their films!  Man....the wonderful stuff we Americans miss out on simply because we are on the wrong continent!

 

OK, my first film was Broken Flowers with Bill Murray.  I had heard a lot about this film around its release and really thought it would be a good one to see.  My opinion....don't bother.  I've been really disappointed in Bill Murray's choice of films lately.  BF does offer a chuckle or two but it really left me at a loss.  Its like it stopped right in the middle of the story and I hate films like that!

 

Next was an older film called The GiftThe Gift was pretty good.  Cate Blanchett is truly a gifted actress.  One of her co-stars is the guy she was opposite in the Tom Tykwer film Heaven, Giovanni Ribisi.  They did a wonderful job of their deep south accents. 

 

And then there was the highlight of my day!  Run....don't walk....and get Women Talking Dirty!  It stars Helena Bonham Carter (whom I don't particularly care for) and Gina McKee.  Its set in Edinburgh, Scotland so it has allll those wonderful Scottish accents and the beautiful scenery of Edinburgh.  James Purefoy plays an absolute a** in it but anyone that's been sort of on the edge of liking him will begin to think of him quite differently after this.  Oh and James Nesbitt is in this with his lovely curly locks from his Cold Feet days.  Eileen Atkins is her usual fantastic self. 

 

I also saw a film a weekend or two ago called Last Orders with Michael Caine, Helen Mirren, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, and some other familiar British faces.  Loved it!  Catch it too, if you can. 

 

   


Hikity 
1/15/06 at 09:42 AM

Comments:

NativeMoon, wonderful new name btw, Dear Sev - I wish you a wonderful and successful new year in life. Women in their 40s, my 91-year-old aunt told me, are the most beautiful and dangerous for men and (therefore???)- the 40s would be the best years in life. Well, enjoy them...

And a big thankyou for your brief report on your successfull petition support...


emteee 
1/15/06 at 09:24 AM

What is your location? US

Comments:

NativeMoon/SeverinaSnape - Welcome back!   We missed you!  Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well! 

 

By the way, given your computer problems, I loaded the entire month so that you could view all entries when you get the chance.

 

I hope I see you in chat!  If not, I'll see you around EZBoard!

 

emteee


NativeMoon/SeverinaSnape 
1/15/06 at 08:34 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Many thanks to my wonderful friends here and their generous thoughts as I head into what I am told is my prime - life begins at 40? Well I aim to find out!

 

In addition to computer problems I collapsed from exhaustion - my charity work and other projects have me burning too many candles from both ends.

 

Note 1:

The legal age of consent in the UK is 16 for enquiring minds (although there is talk about lowering it giving the soaring rate of pregnancy amongst the under 16's - crazy)

 

Note 2: SilentLurker - bless you for your wisdom and eloquence!

 

Note 3:

Petitions do work - I was a vocal supporter of one which led to a major record label releasing the final tracks of one of my fav bands of all time - and now I am doing some very exciting work for the lead singer/chief visionary and the drummer... The singer, the chief visionary and defacto head of the group, changed his mind about giving the ok to release the last CD on the basis of 3,000 signatures - the CD went on to sell a LOT more than that

 

...so ladies (and any gents)... you do have it within yourselves to make your support known and if its something or someone you care a lot about - then you owe it to yourselves to show the love so to speak. Ive seen first-hand the results in several instances from similar petitions and know of a couple of prominent persons who were deeply moved by the gesture...


Lex 
1/14/06 at 06:03 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:
Just a couple pics for your pleasure










Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/14/06 at 04:34 PM

What is your location? Alantown

Comments:

Christina, this is the one I was talking about.  And yes, it's Daydreamer! Duh. (This is a different one than the Lucius/Luscius one!)

 

It's Hang On:

 

 

http://www.livejournal.com/users/dreamingallday/27275.html#cutid1


Claudia 
1/14/06 at 03:24 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Its come to my attention that we missed a birthday last week! 

 

 

I hope SeverinaSnape's birthday on the 10th was just as AR filled as possible! 


Claudia 
1/14/06 at 03:24 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I've been doing some poking around on some of my favorite AR sites and found that one of our dear friends here is having a birthday today!!!! 

 

 

Have a fantastic birthday, Red Tango!!!  I hope its an AR kind of day for you!

 


Lex 
1/14/06 at 02:16 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Chris,

UPDATE!


Christina 
1/14/06 at 02:12 PM

Comments:

That was supposed to be adressed to Rebecca! Sorry!


Christina, Me again, Chris etc 
1/14/06 at 02:10 PM

Comments:

That`s me!

Daysleeper? Wasn`t it Daydreamer, Sherry? I don`t think I`ve seen that one! Point it out to me too! Wait! was it that one with Lucious Lucius too?


Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/14/06 at 12:26 PM

Comments:

Dee's quote:For some reason I feel like I need to post a disclaimer: I'm not a porn addict, sicko, degenerate, dehumanizer (snort moro), slutty, pervert (did I miss anything...?). Frankly, I just get a silly little thrill from them...

 

Same here... 

 

Me again (?):

Thanks for that link, dang she is good!  And yes, I'm a Snape/Lily "shipper".  Has anyone seen Daysleeper's "Hang On" video by Seether? It's a Snape/Lily vid, and I love it! (Not sure where link is...Daysleeper, are you there?)

 

 


Sherry 
1/14/06 at 12:25 PM

Comments:

Didn't mean to cause a stink about Marquise's site. I agree entirely that her work is very good indeed. I wish I could be that artistic. Like I stated, I'm certainly not a prude, but for me, there's just just a certain 'ick factor' when I see a teenage girl with a middle-aged man, that's all.

 

And, to see Snape?AR drawn half-naked IS quite titilating!


Christina 
1/14/06 at 12:15 PM

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

Comments:

Da** page won`t open! Hang in there Who! If you`re still there!


WhoGirl17 
1/14/06 at 11:43 AM

Comments:

Chat time, people!  Come and help cheer me up!  It's been a rough week.


Claudia 
1/14/06 at 08:35 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Good morning! 

 

CatsPlay, your video is really cute!  Thanks for sharing it with us.  I see there is more to come. Does this mean you will be doing the whole film? Those little Die Hard Palz are just hilarious! 

 

Sherry, I completely understand your feelings on the erotica art.  Marquise is a very good artist, indeed but the subject of her art makes me very uncomfortable.  But (there's always a but, isn't there?) I don't see a problem with anyone posting the link to her site here as long as its just the link and not the art AND the appropriate disclaimers are posted as Dee so thoughtfully did. 

 

 

 


Prof. Christina 
1/14/06 at 06:49 AM

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

Comments:

Cats, the term comes from "relationship". It`s used mainly on HP sites. (ex: Draco/Hermione shippers, Tonks/Lupin shippers - shich actually turned out to be true , etc)


CatsPlay 
1/14/06 at 06:24 AM

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

Comments:

Can someone explain the 'shipper' references?  I've heard that term and don't know what it means (duh).


me again! 
1/14/06 at 04:56 AM

Comments:

HP fans (and most of all Snape/Lilly shippers ) HAVE to see this! It`s really not vulgar at all and I found it very very nicely done!

http://www.livejournal.com/users/ledivinemarquis/28531.html#cutid1


Chris 
1/14/06 at 04:37 AM

Comments:

quick clarification: "crossed my mind", "legal", "age", and other words that actually EXIST should have been in my previous post! Sorry, no time to edit them! Time is money!


Christina 
1/14/06 at 04:35 AM

What is your location? Still snoring....zzzzz

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

Comments:

*yawn*..... Morning everybody!

*chorus*

Happy (late) birthday to you!

Happy (late) birthday to you!

Happy (late) birthday, Dear Severinaaaaaa!

Happy (late) birthday to yoooooouuuuu!

 

CatsPlay - I have nothing else to say to you except...

Dee- Did you tell her?!

 

ROFL!

Yeah, Cats, we had a great time, just couldn`t keep`em shut! I don`t think we would have wanted to, either!Hey I`m off to see your video straight away! I`l come back to sing your praises soon!

Sherry - I do believe the legal ae in Europe is 18 too. Or am I mistaken? Anyway, that`s the first thing that crosses my mind too, the first time I`ve seen them. But then I was much more impressed with her talent. And believe me, I`ve seen waaaaaay worse! Fan-fic, even adult fan-fic, can be either great or really disgusting. But it`s not really my area of expertise. And yes, I second Dee! I am quite untouched by perverseness! *angel wings sound* ROFL It`s good to have you back, Sherry, hope you`re here to stay!

Laura - Get back to food shopping, the cats kittens need to be fed today! Not to mention your family! Naughty, Naughty! Tisk tisk tisk!

 

Oh I am sorry, I forgot to place an add! for everyone here who is not familiar with "the blog family" and have one, (and don`t hate us SILLY OTers ) you may submit your request to join the ranks at http://www.livejournal.com/users/cerebralhens/ Think. Fast.  (the portal is the outstanding work of CatsPlay! We have buttons too!)


Laura 
1/14/06 at 02:19 AM

Comments:

severina,

happy belated birthday!

CatsPlay,

chat is almost daily when someone makes a "call" and others have time, just try to jump in it or post a message and we'll come to spread hugs and laughs (and tears by laughing) as soon as we can

...going to check Dee's link, I'm curious now ...I was supposed to go shopping for food, lol


Dee 
1/14/06 at 01:47 AM

Comments:

Sherry - there's nothing wrong with an honest question.

I'm not an expert of her site, but I believe Satai is right - marquis draws from fan fiction. Many of her drawings have a definite storyline. There's a lot of (IMHO) inappropriate fan fiction of Snape with underage girls and boys, but marquis draws only adults -- so "her" Herminie is young, but of legal age.

 

Warning: I don't know if you scrolled back thru her archives, but there are also a few drawings there that are not of "consensual" nature.

 

For some reason I feel like I need to post a disclaimer: I'm not a porn addict, sicko, degenerate, dehumanizer (snort moro), slutty, pervert (did I miss anything...?). Frankly, I just get a silly little thrill from them, and then immediately close the window, delete my history, clean my cookies and hope my teenage son doesn't catch me peeking!

 

*please don't anyone flame me*


Satai Delenn 
1/14/06 at 12:10 AM

Comments:

*Briefly coming out of lurkdom*

 

I happen to like her drawings of Snape/Hermione. Both the erotica and the non-erotica. If I remember correctly, most of the drawings that Marquise does of them Hermione is at least 17, and please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe in England/Europe to be of age is 17, not 18 like in America. So technically, Hermione in Marquise's drawings is not a minor.

 

Again, if someone more familiar with Marquise's work than I am knows different, please say so.


Sherry 
1/13/06 at 09:53 PM

Comments:

I hate to sound like a prude, but is it really appropriate to have Hermione/Snape 'erotica', her character is afterall a minor. Not that I mind seeing Snape half nude...!!!


Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/13/06 at 09:16 PM

What is your location? Alantown

Comments:

Dee, thank you for posting that! *recovers from seeing the sights*

 

(I had read the first part of Featherxquill's story she has posted there on her site last month, but lost the link before she posted part two.  So thank you, THAT story is now complete for me, if ya know what I mean. )


Dee 
1/13/06 at 08:14 PM

Comments:

HEY!! marquis at Romance Never Dies is posting her erotic Snape art again!! She hasn't posted anything since October, so this is news! For those who don't know her site - she is a very talented artist who draws pen and ink sketches of (mostly) Snape, Lucious, Harminie and, now, Rita Skeeter. I honestly admire her talent...plus, oh my! NOTE: This is an adult site. Her art includes various degrees of nudity and "activities", but she places warnings so you don't open anything you don't want to see.

http://www.livejournal.com/users/ledivinemarquis/

 

Claudia - I figured this was unappropriate for the GB...but feel free to repeat it there if you think they'd be interested.


Sherry 
1/13/06 at 07:39 PM

Comments:

Chris--Thank you!!!


CatsPlay 
1/13/06 at 07:08 PM

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

Comments:

I finally had some time to work on my Die Hard PALZ parody video.   Rather than rehashing info, the details and links to view are at my LJ.  Click on Hans to check it out:

 

 

 

Like I say on my LJ, I'm not entirely happy with it. 


Laurie 
1/13/06 at 06:21 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

CatsPlay  Claudia, I LOVE the new icons you've got here, Thank You!


CatsPlay 
1/13/06 at 06:09 PM

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

Comments:

Well, I hear I missed a very fun afternoon in the chatroom.  Seems like you ladies just couldn't keep your mouths shut

 

BWAAAAHAAAAAHAAAAA!


Laurie 
1/13/06 at 05:42 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

I just read your post SARF, thank you so much for reminding us. Severina, Happy Birthday! So sorry I missed it. I've been having troubles with both computer and human viruses, d*** things! Hope you had a great one!


Laurie 
1/13/06 at 05:34 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Hey Claudia! I'll try to get back to the chat room tonight around 7:00.  I was in this afternoon and had a great time!

Thanks Chris, Laura, Puddingdale, Dee and Alfan, I had a great time! (I hope I didn't forget anyone!)


SARF 
1/13/06 at 05:32 PM

What is your location? Lurkdom, NZ

Comments:
I know I'm a bit late on this but,

Happy Birthday to Severina on the 10th of Jan.

I don't know if you remember our our 'talk' in the chat room, but if you do, then your present was fabulous
 hehehehe!


Puddingdale 
1/13/06 at 03:49 PM

Comments:

Thanks Nahima for laughing about my stupid little jokes in the GB. *g* Off to the  chat...


Nahima 
1/13/06 at 03:27 PM

What is your location? Alan Town and loving it!

Comments:
Marlina I made it!!!
Have a doubt if I was able to see the whole video because I had to use a converter program in order to open the file. But I'm happy anyway.

And we got more smilies here!!



Thanks Claudia!
(Promise not to over use them next time.)



Laura 
1/13/06 at 03:01 PM

Comments:

sorry Christina and Laurie, I am back home but can't come in chatroom.

I'll look for you tomorrow, thank you for joining me!
Claudia, I hope to catch you too one day Time difference sucks

good evening


Claudia 
1/13/06 at 02:38 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I should have clarified more on my chat room time.  It'll be 7ish eastern standard time. Sorry.

 


Laura 
1/13/06 at 02:14 PM

Comments:

I have 30 minutes free: anyone feels silly enough to join me?


Hikity 
1/13/06 at 02:07 PM

Comments:

Alfan, wow, great. I'll contact Claudia tomorrow, cause hubby just finished cooking and the evening is his tonight!

Ciao and thousand thanks, wow


Chris 
1/13/06 at 01:51 PM

Comments:

Walking Alan doesn`t count! It`s on a category of his own!


Claudia 
1/13/06 at 01:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh and I plan on being in the chat room tonight around 7ish. If I'm not there on the dot, don't give up on me. 

 

 


Claudia 
1/13/06 at 01:27 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hokay, Chickadees!  I think I have all the emoties from the other book over here now.  If you spot any that I missed, don't hestitate to let me know and I'll be sure to add it. 

 

Here's my favorite by far.....

 

 

Anyone game in making some more AR emoties????  *grin*

 


Claudia 
1/13/06 at 01:19 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Chris wrote:

Quote:
Sorry for the long post everyone, but my email`s down so I needed somewhere to post this!

 

No need to apologize, Chris! That's what this place is all about!

 


Puddingdale 
1/13/06 at 12:33 PM

Comments:

Thank you CatsPlay for the link. I am really looking forward to that movie *sigh*

And thank you to those who attended the chat yesterday. I still had to chuckle during work - you guys really made my day.


Chris 
1/13/06 at 11:48 AM

Comments:

Computer problems? Have Dee perform her famous voodoo dance with a chicken on her head! That should do the trick! Oh and speaking about the voodooo master, Dee, only people who worry about their weight gain it! *sending browny thoughts*

SEV, if you read this, I sent you an email and posted on your blogs but no feedback! Mwaaaaaahh!!!! Send me a sign when you`re in da hood!

Emteee - chat time it is then! *clucks joyfully* Wouldn`t it be great if Moro can fix her pop-up bloking problem? Wait, on second thought, she`d never leave! Next thing you know she`ll grow roots in front of her PC!

Moro and Hikity, I`m having problems with gmail on my home PC. I`ve read your mails at work and I`ll respond tomorrow, I promise! Thank you both so much! (Each one knows what for )

Laura - Thank you for the pictures yesterday! I`ll send the package on Monday, most probably. Anything else I can help you with? It would be my pleasure! Oh and about the "spoilers subject" we discussed last night, I`ll be sure to email you tomorrow (if my gmail problem will be fixed by then*prays*) and tell you all the juicy stuff!

Sherry - I know I can`t speak for everyone on the main GB but I know I speak for everyone here when saying that I`d love to hear more from you! Don`t fade into lurkdom...

 

Sorry for the long post everyone, but my email`s down so I needed somewhere to post this!

 

PS: Claudia, take your time with your work and family, that comes first! But don`t forget the Yoda smiley! "My favorite that is..." I wonder if we can find some HP smilies while we`re at it too....


Claudia 
1/13/06 at 11:08 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Don't feel bad, CatsPlay.  I've been wanting to get the emotis uploaded over here for some time but things kept getting in the way.  No matter because I am in the process now.  Once I'm finished, I'll rely on yall to let me know if I missed any or not. 

 

Also, if there are any that any of you would like to see added, let me know and I'll be glad to add it to the bank. 

 

My sorrows to everyone that are having computer problems.  I'm having a little one on one of my systems too.  Pain in the butt!

 


Marlina 
1/13/06 at 10:18 AM

Comments:

Laura~ I got no problem with the download, just told Nahima to continue her download

About the package, it's okay, i can wait  Thank you so much and sorry for troubling you *hug*


Nahima 
1/13/06 at 09:50 AM

Comments:
Hi, nice to see you all again!

I've been very busy with the last hours of the Hello! poll and fighting with Yousendit because it doesn't want to give me the NAS-AR video. (banging-on-the-head smiley)

Thanks Laura, nice to meet you!

Wow Catsplay, a kindred spirit! That song is... is...wicked! It's the better description I can find for it. Pity we didn't think of something like this to subdue the elf's fans. Whogirl could have helped us with, she's amazing at lyrics.

By the way, congratulations Whogirl17, your song is excellent! I'm going to change my address right now, yeah!

Hello Jen, Chris (thank you for the millionth time, LOL!) and Marlina!

Have a good Friday everyone!

(group hug smiley following by another sunshine one)

p.s. My computer has some kind of nervous breakdown, I can't see neither the font types nor the rest of tools.

Marlina 
1/13/06 at 09:14 AM

Comments:

SEveriiinaaaaaa...... come out, come out wherever you areee... ( in case she's lurking )


Dee 
1/13/06 at 09:07 AM

Comments:

Just a quick note: I got an email from Sev last week - from her work computer. She said her computer at home was down. I wonder if it's still not up and running? I miss the "old gal". Did ya hear me, Severina? "Old Gal"! (if she's just lurking, then THAT should make her come up for air!).


CatsPlay 
1/13/06 at 08:53 AM

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

Comments:

Claudia,

 

I feel like a putz for even bringing the emoticons up yesterday.  You have enough on your plate, it is really not that important!  


Claudia 
1/13/06 at 08:48 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I'll get on uploading some more emotis today, I promise!  Sorry for the delay. 

 

Wonderful news on the McLean's magazine, Alfan!  And you really are a saint for wanting to share it with true fans instead of putting them up for auction.

 


CatsPlay 
1/13/06 at 08:21 AM

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

Comments:

I've been wondering about Severina, too!   Hope all is well.


Laura 
1/13/06 at 08:18 AM

Comments:

emtee, I will email you soon

severina, if you are reading....are you ok?I miss you in chat and I'm worried to not hear from you since longtime


emteee 
1/13/06 at 06:22 AM

What is your location? US

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=emteee

Comments:

Dee - The eagle has landed!!!!!!!  There's more to say, but I'm still working on just how to say it . . . .

 

WhoGirl17 - I continue to adore your way with words.  *sings*  "She's got a way, about her.  I don't know what it is . . . "

 

Marlina, Laurie, Laura, NativeMoon, & Luvinthunder - Just sending you a random shout-out!

 

Moro & Chris - Thanks for LiveJournal fun!  I'm joining "The Network".  *coughs on a feather*

 

emteee - who is humming Alan Town and will pop in for chat time this weekend


Marlina 
1/13/06 at 04:01 AM

What is your location? Part Indonesia, part Alan World

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

Comments:

Hai all!

Christina~ Right on!

 

Nahima~  hi too!

 

Alfan~  that's a fortune!

 

Dee~ Hope your sewer finished soon dear! And... I LOVE Brownies! *run to Dunkin Donuts to have some*

 

Lex & Catsplay~ a  and a *hug* for both of you and all! (I'll have a fish lip when i finished kissing all of you! )

 

Claudia~ Never said this before *hang head in shame*but 'THANK YOU'! for providing this guestbook (Main and OT) and for being so calm and fair in every situation!

 

Like Christina said... I really don't know what to post yesterday! But yes, i agree with Laura's post, Lex's post, Vicki's post, Jen's post, Pam's post and many others who expressed theirselves about this 'fenomena', because i feel like that too!

Since i found this guestbook last March. Almost everyday after i had a rough day at school (School is really not always fun and game ), i always come here to refreshed myself, learn something new or entertained by posted photos of Alan and ARt works. Or i could just read every single post in here, laugh at witty line, amused by funny remarks and feel like i have the best conversation of the day

 

Have a nice day!

 Very Much! and You're all awesome, so just stay cool! Peace in Alan world! (btw, it's a cool lyric Whogirl17! too bad i never heard of Billy Joel.. I'll try to find his record when i went out )

 

PS: Can't help it! With all the emoticons this post look sooooo messy!

 

 

 


Alfan 
1/12/06 at 10:28 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Hikity-FYI, i was at work last night and for my coffee break i decided to go and check through out the hospital near Dr's lounges and guess what, i found a Mclean's magazine. The one you wanted with the Snowcake article in it. So my dear, it is all yours, if you want to contact Claudia and she will either give me your address or my e-mail address and  we can make arrangements for you to have it.

 

( can you believe this magazine went for $150.00 on e-bay and i had a total of  8--all gone now -- but i could of made hmmm lets see 150 x 8 =$1200.00.......wow.


Dee 
1/12/06 at 10:24 PM

Comments:

Thanks for the stimulating offers of chocolate, but I'm full. I just finished an entire pan of brownies. Yes. All by myself. When my son tried to reach for a piece, I mauled him like a constipated grizzly bear. Tomorrow when I plop myself on the scales I'm really going to run into trouble, but right now...relief!

Oh, and I apologise for getting extremely OT with my sewer woes -- especially considering the recent s**t to hit the fan. (Did anyone notice that despite the smell I'm still able to make a plethora of poop puns.

Ahh-cha-cha-cha! I gotta million of them!) 

 

WhoGirl - forgot to say I loved the song! I just bought the Billy Joel CD, so the tune was fresh in my mind! Niiiiice!

 

Emtee - you should have gotten a package today... Did it arrive?


Sherry 
1/12/06 at 10:01 PM

What is your location? tired & worn out

Comments:

LEX--I couldn't have said it better...I agree with you completely. I lurked for some months before chiming in. I didn't have too much to say, but enjoyed throwing in my two cents worth! Then too much bickering would occur when some people would take things, and themselves, far too seriously. Now, for the most part, I have faded back into lurkdom, sometimes almost afraid to come to the GB in fear of the periodic snottiness. And, to add, Claudia, should be applauded for her damn good work here.


CatsPlay 
1/12/06 at 05:39 PM

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

Comments:

The link to the Snowcake video is

 

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

 

You have to keep watching for quite awhile until you get to the short Snowcake clip.


Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/12/06 at 05:38 PM

What is your location? ALANtown!

Comments:

Whogirl, good job! It's my new location from now on!

 

 <-----  BTW, isn't he cute?


CatsPlay 
1/12/06 at 05:35 PM

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

Comments:

Oh Dee, that really is the pits -- literally!!  Hope it doesn't cost too much and that they finish quickly!


Hikity 
1/12/06 at 04:52 PM

Comments:

Dee, poor girl!! Shall I send you chocolate? When I lived in Sudan I sent cards to my mom from time to time stating "things are getting worse, please send chocolate"  (I bought them in London before I moved to Africa, haha). Now, I wish you that the smell disappears quickly together with the "diggers", so that you can enjoy your garden in spring


Dee 
1/12/06 at 04:21 PM

Comments:

Well...nothing like a cold douse of reality to put the GB problems in perspective for me. Does anyone remember me whining about a "sewer smell" coming from our basement about a month ago? After repeated aromas, we called the sewer-guy. I just got home from work...half of my yard is dug up and there's a deep 100ft, and rapidly growing, trench heading across an 80acre field! OMG! How much is this going to cost!!??

 

I desperately need massive amounts of chocolate.

Wait! What am I saying? I won't be able to afford chocolate anymore!


Chris 
1/12/06 at 03:44 PM

Comments:

One more thing, CatsPlay, can you post a link to the Snow Cake video? The one you found a couple of weeks back? Puddingdale was wondering about it but she missed the link. Thank you in advance!


Chris 
1/12/06 at 03:40 PM

Comments:
My fellows, watch out for Puddingdale and Mrs. Slope! They`re on a roll! Great meeting you guys! *waves and departs into the mist*
Chris 
1/12/06 at 02:59 PM

Comments:
The Chat room is alive and kickin`! Digg in!!!! We`re having an unbuttoning session right now....*rushes back to see the development*
Vicki 
1/12/06 at 02:52 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

WhoGirl!!!!!!!!  BRAVO!!!!  Your song parody had me rollin' on the floor!

 

More smilies!   That's what's wanted 'round here!


Hikity 
1/12/06 at 02:50 PM

Comments:

I must be living behind the moon...

Lex, wonderful words

as well as all of you here


Lucy 
1/12/06 at 01:58 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

*applauds WhoGirl17*


Laura 
1/12/06 at 01:57 PM

Comments:
chat? I'm in
Lex 
1/12/06 at 12:53 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:
Ladies,

Please give me the chance to get something right here.

I do nor ever did I intend to hurt anyone's feelings.
As I said in my prayer ( and YES, Dee, to some extent it was indeed meant to be serious!) I DO miss the old times where we all interacted in a friendly and nice way without harsh words or callin' each other "stupid" (I spare all other comments now)

I just wanted to make all of you, on the main board or the OT one, newbies or old-timers, understand HOW many, many of us are feelin'.
In the last couple days I got a lot of emails from folks who's posting here and some who are lurking for a long time now.
(I myself was a lurker for many years before I actually "joined in"... now I'm about to leave for ever and even stop to lurk because I feel sad, unhappy and sorry for some of you but most of all I more and more feel like a square peg in a round hole)

I was so very surprised to find that nearly 98% who talked, chatted or mailed me, did feel exactly the way I used to comment in the prayer.
These people ARE definitely hurt, afraid to post or comment and hiding into lurkdom -  and ONLY because there are one or two of the "community" who are nasty towards others.
As I said I would wish for all of us to have a bit more respect for each other. If you can't express yourself adequately - well, no harm done. But do we need to pick at each other?
Do we need to call each other "stupid" etc.?
That's no nice way to tread other human beings!

Cultural differences aside I DO believe all of us appreciate respect and kind words.
It can't be that difficult to have a second thought before jumping into a discussion and insult, hurt or offend someone.
What about constructive discussions? Or just keeping our gobs shut when angry/disagreeing with someone?

and DEE: I tell you what AR would think if he ever would read the comments made in the last weeks and days... he would shake his head in disbelieve and probably be very sad. I know him as a very caring and polite person (not only because of his charity activities). And "I don't suffer fools glady" refers exactly to that point we were discussing these last days.
We all behaved like "fools"! I do not exclude myself here.

Sure my "Prayer" must have been a little harsh and to be honest it was slightly intended. BECAUSE I WANT ALL OF YOU TO WAKE UP AND CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE. PLEASE!

Claudia is working so hard all the time and we really should help her as best as we can. She surely don't deserve the constant "fighting" over trivialities.

With the prayer, the emails I got and my own feelings added, I simply could not help but post what I did to state how sad I am about it all.
Not to mention that I myself am unsure whether I am welcome anymore or what to post and share or not. (I've been having these mixed feelings for about three weeks / a month now and tried to avoid posting anything over here.)


PLEASE get back to the old GB flow. Be nice towards each other and respect Claudias great efforts as much as you respect and appreciate the efforts of all others.




If you disagree with my statement: feel free to punish me. A peg into my rip-cake (lefthand side) will do the trick!




CatsPlay 
1/12/06 at 12:29 PM

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

Comments:

WhoGirl17 - You rock!!!!  I love it!


Puddingdale 
1/12/06 at 12:24 PM

Comments:

Wow! Even if I was in the GB now, I guess there would not be an emoticon to honour WhoGirl properly. 

*singingyoursongandthrowingfluffyanimalsandRickman memorabilia

intoyourdirection*

Oh no, I am addicxted to this place!! Need a chat or a cure.

 


Christina 
1/12/06 at 12:20 PM

Comments:

Oh my God!!!!! Claudia, we definetly need more emoties here to honour WhoGirl`s lyrics! This is simply outstanding!!!! Way to go you!!!!!!!!!! *bowes to the flour and brings a strawberry cake for sacrifice*


WhoGirl17 
1/12/06 at 12:08 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Sometimes, the only way to express myself fully is through paradoy.  So with that in mind, I give you my new song, "Alan Town" (to be sung to the tune of the Billy Joel song, "Allentown")

 

Well, we’re living here in Alan Town
And we’re hoping the GB won’t close down
Out at the Hello polls we’re killing time
Clicking on buttons
Because he’s so fine
Well, we’re fighting in the big OT war
Spending weekends at the chat room’s door
Friendly chatters turning into foes
How did this start?
Nobody knows.
And we’re living here in Alan Town
But the bickering is making us frown
And it’s getting very hard to stay


Well we’re waiting here in Alan Town
For the piece of news we haven’t yet found
For the promises producers gave
Of trailers and clips
If we behaved
So the eBay pictures hang on the wall
But we know we paid too much for them all
Though it seemed that they were such a deal
Too bad the vendors
Cheat, lie, and steal
And we’re waiting here in Alan Town
Such a lovely place; don’t cost us a pound
Because Claudia is here to stay!


Every person has a pretty good shot
To post about the new movies that they only just got
But something’s happening to our place
They threw our fan girly ways in our face

Well, I’m living here in Alan Town
And it’s hard to keep a good fan down
But I won’t be giving up today
Here’s looking to a pleasant stay
And we’re living here in Alan Town

 


Chris 
1/12/06 at 11:48 AM

Comments:

Jen, I truly admire your insight and hope we`ll hear more from you in the future. Congratulations on your site, I am not a member but I heard only the nicest things about it.

Nahima, you didn`t bothered anyone, you just jumped in and your enthusiasm was quite contagious!

Cats, any idea on how we should aproach the Bruno problem? How does this membership work anyway? Jen, did anyone at TARF got hold of the other pic from Sting`s party that they`d be willing to share? Well actually I guess not or we would have heard something by now.. (You know, wouldn`t it be something to be the SAME ONE! *dreading it*) What the heck, we should mail Sting and ask him if HE took any pictures!


Jen (rather sheepish) 
1/12/06 at 11:29 AM

Comments:

Wow!  I didn't mean for the font size to be so HUGE! LOL


Jen 
1/12/06 at 11:27 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.tarf.org/forum/index.php

Comments:

I agree with pretty much everything that everyone has said here, and I wish I had more time to address other points that have been made. 

 

As for what happened on the main GB, I want to apologise if my own post there hurt or upset anyone, including the person to whom it was addressed.  My intention was not to cause hurt, but to show another perspective on how comments like that are being taken:  and it's not good news.  They're not harmless or innocent or easily scrolled past.  And they make some of us angry, because it's the last thing we want to see on an AR fansite.

 

I have--rightly or wrongly--felt that, while Claudia maintains a fabulous place where people can express all sorts of differing opinions (she very rarely steps in), there is a certain mindset that just isn't tolerant of opinions or modes of expression that are polar opposites of their own.  And, more than that, that the sarcastic remarks, "jokes," and open criticism of someone with this mindset are SUPPOSED to be tolerated (or ignored, scrolled past), which just makes me sad.  It's a double-standard, really, not of Claudia's, but of the folks who behave in this way.          

 

I think Nahima sums up what so many of us are feeling:

 

Quote:
About the present situation, it is a very human one that can be solved with tolerance and good will. And empathy, that's the safest tool to use when interacting with others.

I have lurked here since this place began, although I rarely post.  I have seen the group change from one in which the personalities, modes of expression, beliefs about fandom, and even general interests were pretty similar into one in which they are VASTly different.  That is bound to create some waves, but, IMO, it's always a good thing, precisely because it does challenge us to be tolerant and it allows for people who are maybe feeling like outsiders to join the discussions.   

 

Laura (you express yourself beautifully, my friend!) is SO right about another double-standard:  Caring so very, very much about how AR would feel about this or that, when he is not even a member of the community (my own feeling is that fandom is for FANS), but so many different people ARE.  Comments like Laura noted on someone's childishness or "idiocy" are a criticism of the person and not the behavior, however much someone might say, well, technically, I didn't call you an idiot.  There are many other, nicer ways of expressing your sentiment . . . that is, if you really NEED to.   

 

I also agree with silent lurker that people just do not know what the "unstated expectations" are.  I know this first-hand, from running my own AR community.  You can argue that, yes, people should lurk, get a taste for a community, see how things work and if they'll like it, and THEN post, but come on--when the fever is high and you just HAVE to share some thought or review or pic, you just jump in with both feet.  It's not to start a rumble in the community, but to show your enthusiasm at finding a great new place to talk AR.  But when you state quite clearly the expectations, 99.999 percent of the people who show up are going to respect them.  That's been my experience, anyway.  Groups are meant to be dynamic things.  When anyone tries to force them in one direction or to prevent change within them, they will explode.  ANOTHER thing I have learned first-hand, sadly, yet a very powerful lesson and one which has changed me.  

 

I just want to end with a comment that is related to this, that I posted in CatsPlay's fabulous LJ last night, because after I wrote it, I realized that it is so true: 

 

Quote:
Of all the many things an AR group can possibly be, somehow--though I don't personally KNOW the man--I really feel that a group of truly tolerant people, discussing everything in kindness, would impress AR more than 1,000 groups of people looking out for his personal interests.


CatsPlay 
1/12/06 at 11:05 AM

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

Comments:

Nahima,

 

Quote:
That melody is wicked! It stucks onto your mind and you need almost an electrical shock to take it out of your brain.

What a perfect description!  ROFL!

 

Claudia, just a note, we are in dire need of some more emoticons in this room!  LOL!



Laura 
1/12/06 at 10:48 AM

Comments:

thank you all for your words, I'm glad I didn't write anything wrong that was going to be misunderstood.

I know it's nothing serious but I come back voting, eheheh, who knows...maybe they put a photo then? a new one hopefully?

anyway we were wrong: OB fans never came to school I see

tz tz tz, those  parents should not allow to spend so many hours at the computer, tz tz, their young minds will get ruined...the poll has been ruined for sure, lol


Laura 
1/12/06 at 10:41 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

welcome Nahima!

 

thank you for the nice introduction

 

I'm Laura from Italy (35 years old) and I'm quite new since I  discovered AR only this year, so I try to work on all the wasted time before


Nahima 
1/12/06 at 10:20 AM

Comments:
Dee, is that the same song of one of Disney's park entertainments?
(The one with the boat ride and the exhibition of different costumes all around the world)
How cruel!! That melody is wicked! It stucks onto your mind and you need almost an electrical shock to take it out of your brain.

Jokes aside, please accept my apologies for my first message here.
I dropped like real dove droppings without presenting myself.
My name is Ana, my parents' fault, I did prefer Nahima but nobody asked me, you know how defenseless are newborns.
I am from Puerto Rico, God's decision, and in that really agree with the Lord, I love this island!
Came out from lurkdom to join forces against the elf's army and have fun with you all. I was reticent to do that before because was insecure about my english writing skills. Still am but now I don't mind that much.

About the present situation, it is a very human one that can be solved with tolerance and good will. And empathy, that's the safest tool to use when interacting with others.
Anyway, time is the best solution to almost everything so it's a matter of time that things would be settled. I have seen that before, on the internet and out of it.

You are a great group of wonderful persons, that's for sure, old and new timers.

Have a nice day you all!



Puddingdale 
1/12/06 at 10:19 AM

Comments:

Oh, guys, isn't it wonderful how everyone is just crying out for harmony? Let's have it, then. It's what unites us in the midst of any argument.

Thank you to those whose postings helped me understand what is going on. And especially to Laura, you went to great lengths here. I guess I will have to learn to be less protective, too, or at least to try and calm down a bit before putting on my "Pseudo-Superhero to the Rescue" costume.

I love you, ladies and gents (I know some males with good taste are among us, too) !!!!!!

 


Dee 
1/12/06 at 07:57 AM

Comments:

Laura - Honey, that is the longest post I've ever seen you write! And you expressed yourself so well! You are always a breath of fresh air!

 

I agree with Laura's comment about AR (and Christine's sentiment about those who are harsh with others). AR is a man who supports numerous charities that uplift, inspire and lend a helping hand. I can't help but wonder how he would feel about fans who care more about his "celebrity" than about the feelings of real, live people. Just a thought.

 

Satai - Just so you know - I seldom comment on your posts because you express yourself so well, there never seems to be a reason for me to add anything! (oh dear...now every time I comment to Moro, she's going to start checking her sentence structure! ) Hang in there, Satai!

 

CatsPlay - Hugs, as always!

 

Claudia - And a hug for our fearless leader!

 

Gee...such a lovefest...Let's all join hands and sing "It's a Small World"!

 


Christina 
1/12/06 at 06:41 AM

Comments:

Laura, I liked your comment too much to not let you know that!

 

Quote:

Many ask for respect to Alan Rickman: we should have respect for each other here at first. Why asking for respect of someone we don't know if then we say to each other: "you're rude", "your idea is stupid","you're childish" etc?

 

That is very true and I`m glad you pointed that out!


Christina 
1/12/06 at 06:37 AM

What is your location? back at home

Comments:

You know, I was reading all the comments today and I think the one who touched me the most was Marlina`s.

 

Today`s posts have been all very nice. I think the majority doesn`t feel angry anymore, just bitter and sad about the whole thing. I actually think this is a step forward to tolerance.  I hope we`ll be able to make this work, eventually. This was definetly a rough time for all of us and I think the main thing is to learn how to have fun again in the same manner as we used to. Redescover this place all over again. As I said, all the posts had that certain something, but Marlina`s impressed me in a strange way... She didn`t say anything except posted that cute smiley. She was probably lacking the right words, as I am sure many people are as well. Words are important,they define who we are in this cyber space but I think what really counts is feeling.

 

Marlina, the feeling goes both ways!

 

Vicki- you read my mind! I wish I could say somthing in response to your post but I lack the right words, because you already used them. I agree with VERY line you wrote in your posts. Com to think of it I too don`t think I`ve ever answered any of your posts (I could be mistaken but let`s leave it that way it boasts th effect! Just kidding!) but that doesn`t mean they went unnoticed. Same goes for many people here! Satai, I wish you could stay...come back from the to time, maybe this place can still grow on you.

 

Pam - I`m really happy the spark found it`s way back to you and that you still have faith in this place.

 

Dee - just "thank you". Somehow today I can`t find the right words for anything. Maybe words arn`t that important anyway, in the end...

Kathy, silent lurker - I agree! This gap shouldn`t exist..

 

Claudia-I am so sorry you have to go through all of this and I`m sure everyone here wants to help in order for things to lighten up. I am with CatsPlay and Puddingdale, we should be able to talk about this openly and without hurting anyone`s feeling. If I did something innapropriate or wrong, I will do everything in my power to control myself. I know I have responded in a sarcastic manner to some posts and I think you know of what I speak.I am sorry, as I know that person is also a close friend of yours... But, in my defense I will say only that I am able to take criticism without any fear or shame, I am open to any discussion but I am not open to simply malitious commentaries. If you give an advice or express your different opinion in order to make something work better for yourself and everybody else and you do it with consideration, I will be most anxious to cooperate. But when insults are brought to me or the people I`ve grown to care about, I do react. It may be wrong on my part, perhaps I should turn the other cheeck, perhaps I should just ignore them, perhaps I need to be more indulgent. We all have our flaws, I guess. These are mine. I am fiercely protective, I admit. I don`t think that`s going to change but I can control it if it bothers anyone that much.  However, I will try to keep a low tone from now on. And this will be my final comment on this matter. You are right! Let`s get back to our AR worship  and our equally interesting OT discussions! Anyone with me?

 

Laurie, a chat meeting in the weekend would be great! we just need to work out the time zone difference and find a convenient hour for everybody! Missed you!  


Laura 
1/12/06 at 06:01 AM

Comments:

Satai,

 I often felt like you and all the others who posted before me on this subject.

For how things have been lately I prefer to be ignored than attacked, also because attacks always go to "the way you do, what you say, what you do" and never "to the person". I believe it is tied and related but if it works as excuse...it won't change my mind and I am for "live and let to live" if this is the was of expressing it.

 

Kathy, I'm glad you expressed your opinion in such a nice way. I wonder if it could be ( as Hikity said in the main GB)"cultural differences/problems"? Perhaps?

Because someone finds irritating what someone else finds funny and vice versa.

So there is really no intention of hurting or offending, it's just a different sense of humor.

Same about what you can find interesting and someone else can find iinteresting a different subject.

Does it make sense?

Claudia is working hard to keep all working and peaceful and to make everyone happy, I guess we should do our part of the work, we can't only ask her , we have to be the first to do something.

 

 who has a different opinion from mine can find something not interesting or lacking of humor and respect; I can feel the same way but toward the opposite: we're all different and this is normal, but all of us work to find  new stuff about mr Rickman and to share with other fans of him.

When I find something boring or irritating I just skip the messages, there's no need to post just to hurt who feels happy speaking of a certain thing. If I like what is posted, I leave a short note to let know that I appreciate the work, the sharing, the kindness, whatever.

 

Many ask for respect to Alan Rickman: we should have respect for each other here at first. Why asking for respect of someone we don't know if then we say to each other: "you're rude", "your idea is stupid","you're childish" etc?

 

I love this place and it's a pity to risk to see it closed because we can't have control over ourself.

Can't we ALL try to write only if we have to say something nice? And if someone (new or old) writes something OT for too long or if the biggest part disagree and feel  unconfortable about a certain talk, I believe there is a nice and sweet way to let it know. Without the need of anyone leaving or feeling hurt.

 

Many are new and I don't see a big deal on repeating that this is the forum for OT talks and the other is for AR related things: it just takes a few seconds to help everyone to find the right place.

 

Old and new posters are helping to find and to create stuff about AR. No one should consider itself or be considered by others more important, more useful in order to choose who has to stay and who has to leave.

 

Many of us started friendships too thank to this place and friendly should be the way to speak to each other, if we agree and MOSTLY if we disagree.

We don't have to change our opinion or others opinion, but we can try to understand others point of view and respect it...and avoid to flame if it's not something sooo important.

Sorry that it is so long, I hope to see everyone happy and smiling and confortable.

we all can work to the same direction, we really can!

 

 


Marlina 
1/12/06 at 03:20 AM

Comments:

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Vicki 
1/12/06 at 03:04 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Satai - you know, the majority of my posts never get a response either, but that's o.k.  I don't think you should feel like you're being ignored.  Rest assured that your posts are being read by many more people than you realize.  (It would be interesting to know just how many lurkers there really are out there).

 

There have been many posts that make me smirk, laugh out loud, think, irritate me, or just leave me flat.  Many times I think of a response while I'm reading them, but by the time I finish reading all the posts, I've lost my train of thought on what I wanted to say in response, or someone has beaten me to it with a similar comment, or just too much time and subject matter has passed to comment on something mentioned a page or two back.  But those posts still had an effect on me and left an impression.

 

Yes, technically, I ignored them but it wasn't because I was purposely snubbing the author.  Sometimes a conversation flow takes on a life of it's own and some perfectly good comments go unanswered or acknowledged because the stream of conversation has gone on it's own adventure (sometime a silly adventure, sometimes not).  But I don't think these unanswered posts are completely forgotten.  People do remember them and get a sense of who the author is.  You can tell a lot about someone by how they express themselves.  That's why I wouldn't worry about what one, single person says or does.  I'm a firm believer in karma.  You can't constantly spew negativity and mean spirited vibes without it coming back to bite you in the butt eventually.

 

Hang around and post when you can.  I think things will pick up when there's more news to talk about.


Satai Delenn 
1/12/06 at 02:15 AM

Comments:

Lex and Christina (and anyone else kind enough to share their sentiments),

 

Thank you very much for the kind words, they are GREATLY appreciated!

 

Vicki,

 

Much of what you say is true, however, it just seems like certain people out on the main GB are not happy unless they are in control of how people post and what is said, etc. and they seem to be very quick to insult/offend others either newbies or "old-timers. It doesn't seem to make much difference to them. They went to great lengths to run LOTS of people that they disliked off the main GB. That is unfair, but that is what happened. At least, that's how it felt to me. I tried coming in here and after a rough beginning I finally tried to "get with the program" and let it go, but it just seemed like much of the time whether I posted good or bad, I got ignored here. Maybe one or two people would comment on a pic I posted or something I said, but for the most part my posts were overlooked for "bigger and better" things. That's fine. I'm now going back to mainly lurking. I don't have an LJ or a blog and I don't want one. I have never taken to chat rooms either. I like posting and "chatting" on message boards. I had thought that besides S.W.A.R.F. which incidentally pointed me in the direction of this board, that this was a fun place. It was at first. Now I've become disheartened.

 

Sorry Claudia. It's not your fault. You tried and tried and tried, but certain people have really rubbed me the wrong way and I've lost all respect for them in their treatment of me and other GOOD people that just wanted to share something of themselves to others. And they were made to feel like, well, like $#!T for it. So, back to lurkdom I go unless I am REALLY motivated to post. And back to S.W.A.R.F. where I know I'm still welcome.

 

I will miss a lot of you guys. Most of you are really nice people. Unfortunately a minority of posters saw fit to ruin this place for the majority.


Vicki 
1/12/06 at 01:34 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Lex - I believe your prayer deserves a hearty "amen". 

 

Silent Lurker, kathy, Pam and others  - I agree with what you all said especially the observation about the constant flow of people and that there will always be newcomers that may need time to learn the etiquette of this particular GB.  But if you look closely at both boards, you'd be hard pressed to really tell the difference between the two, especially when there is an AR news drought.  Many times there's just not that much to talk about AR-wise so a lot of old stuff gets rehashed, old photos resurface, stories get retold, etc....which is fine by me because there is always somebody out there that is relatively new to AR fandom and it's fun to see the excitement in their posts when they learn some new tidbit of info or see a photo that's new to them. 

 

I don't know - maybe after several years their patience wears thin and they can't relate to the enthusiasm anymore or don't remember what it was like to be new to the AR fan experience.  Myself, I fluctuate between bursts of posting and periods of lurking.  Partly due to my schedule, and partly because I don't always have something to contribute.  I don't do creative things with pictures and rarely have a scoop of a news item but I do love to read everyone's posts and occasionally comment. 

 

The main difference is at least we can relax and feel free to get silly when there isn't much news to exchange.  I will continue to divide my time between the two boards but I enjoy the company here the most.

 

I'm not really sure what happened over there either.  The only thing I can think of is the dispute over the petition regarding keeping Alan as Snape.  A silly difference of opinion that got needlessly blown out of proportion.  Hmmm, the more things change, the more they stay the same. 

 

 


kathy 
1/11/06 at 11:28 PM

Comments:

Silent lurker--I consider myself one of the "old-timers" and if you can believe it this GB has always been fun.  There were times when I would laugh at something someone posted until tears streamed down my face.  We actually are not a set of poker faced old biddies.  There are people who have been here who have so much to contribute and so much knowledge that it would be a shame for them to leave. Yes at times we do enjoy a more serious discussion of AR's plays, playwrights, subjects, but I have learned so much about the theatre and movie making from those discussions that I can't see how anyone would object to joining in.  Some of the sense of community has been lost and some of the respect for each other has gone by the wayside.  I really regret that there are some who are very quick to jump on one another instead of just letting something slide.  Also some of the vulgarity really is offensive, it just ,to me, makes a characature (sp?) of a human being that we all admire and respect. 

 

Believe me we are not lacking in a sense of humor and really welcome new faces--I always laugh over Redtango's spoofs and I love Dee's ARt.  No one really thinks that new people won't be coming all the time, this GB has been wonderful so why would others not want to join up?

 

I enjoy the majority of new faces but very much miss the oldies that contributed to the fun in the first place, this GB should not be us against them or visa versa.

 

Just my opinion

 


Pam 
1/11/06 at 11:21 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Hi guys,
I was searching the web tonight and was wondering how you were all doing. I feel bad about the GB too as it's always been such a fun place to come to an d Claudia does such a great job of maintaining it and giving everyone a chance to post AR news etc.
I myself probably posted things not pertaining to AR over there and I apologize for that.
I know a week or so earlier I said some of the "sparkle" was gone from the AR fascination. I watched rhpot again and enjoyed it so much, it  started to givc me that "special"  something!!  I know I dont post  wallpaper as most do as sorry to say, I still dont know how to and am having my son try to teach me. I also dont know how to cut/paste. All I do is write stuff so when I post something about AR it is really a big deal for me as I have searched through google or some other location to try to find some news about him.
I also thank Dee for talking with me on the other board as generally I was ignored. (my fault) as I guess my AR posts weren't as witty withput pictures.
Anyway, thanks again Claudia for this forum and I promise to be more "lively" if I come out of lurkdom again.
I hope everyone stays and posts. I for one enjoy it and loved the one REd Tango posted the other day of Snapes Birthday!!! Even my son enjoyed it with all the Star War characters-we had quite a laugh.
Off to bed but wanted to say thanks for being my "cyber" friends. I enjoy all your posts. Please dont change a thing. You guys are terrific. Take care, Pam.

silent lurker 
1/11/06 at 10:21 PM

Comments:

When tempers flaired over the "true purpose" of the GB, Claudia generously created the Discussion Board. The less serious posters took the hint and went. There were grumblings and hurt feelings, but for the most part they reacted with dignity and created a wonderful Rickman "neighborhood". As much as I appreciate the serious news on the GB, the cheerful, friendly postings and feelings of goodwill here always lift my spirits.

Now, a new "wave" of posters have found their way to Claudia's popular GB. They have no idea that the "old timers" want only serious Rickman news on the GB -- and that Off Topic or light Rickman conversation should be taken to the Discussion Board. As long as Claudia's site attracts new people, that information will have to be continually repeated (or prominently posted) in a friendly manner. It is unfair of the "old timers" to assume the newcomers know the "rules".

I have noticed a pattern. The "old timers" want the influx of instantaneous, global information about Rickman -- but they want it presented in their way: with the same mannerisms, culture nuances, intelligence level, sense of humor, tastes and opinions. BUT, the world wide web is a very big place. No one on the net can have their cake and eat it too.

I think the "old timers" forget how often we glean nuggets from others they judge as less serious. To name a few from recent days: CatsPlay continually finds hidden AR treasures; Red Tango keeps us from taking this fandom too seriously; Dee's photos are beautiful; Lex brings news from the English front lines; those who stumble over the English language generously translate foreign text.

But, if some the "old timers" do not want to accept newcomers (with all their differences), then perhaps they should consider forming a separate, restricted site for like-minded individuals. That way they can choose their members and keep the desired tone. But, I wonder if they would eventually discover that without the wide-flung contributions of all of these unique, diverse and quirky people, their "serious news" might quickly become stale and trickle to a halt.


Dee 
1/11/06 at 10:07 PM

Comments:

Lex - ROFL at your "fishy" manipulation! With all the funny manips I've done, it never even occured to me to make AR the eager one who's dying to please me!! Hysterical idea! Funny how one little tweak makes all the difference! Thanks for that ego-boosting twist! Oh...and since it's a little hard to tell in soundless writing -- was your prayer serious?

Whogirl - You're welcome to stop by my lj anytime. I don't update as often as the truly obsessed *ahchoocatsplay!* but I try to be oddly interesting!

 

Christina - I don't know what to say. So, open your arms...here's comes a virtual hug. *HUG*

 

Moro - Always the voice of reason! You get a hug too! *HUG*


Nahima 
1/11/06 at 07:59 PM

Comments:
Nice to meet you Laurie!

(I was there messing with the buttons) 


Laurie 
1/11/06 at 06:20 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Hey, is anyone around for a little chat? It seems like forever since I've been here (I've missed so much and I just haven't taken the time to go back and read posts, sorry) but my computer is fixed finally! If noone's around, maybe sometime this weekend we can get together?


Puddingdale 
1/11/06 at 05:35 PM

Comments:

Obviously I did not include my e-mail address. Hope it will work this time. Sorry.


Puddingdale 
1/11/06 at 05:34 PM

Comments:

Just came back from work and am at a total loss what is going on in the GB and here. Obviously some people are quite upset and some others do not know about what exactly. I am very new here and since I want to make sure I will not offend anyone (at least in the future) I would be grateful for an explanation.

Maybe it was because I missed a lot of postings, but what rude language was meant and why are people leaving?

Am I someone of the new wave? What is the new wave? Was I myself too rude or sarcastic at times?

Admittedly, I like my daily amount of sarcasm, so maybe that is a cultural problem indeed, but I could not find anything on the board that might offend anyone so much as to leave. As I do not want to urge the discussion of something so sad on and on in this great place, I would appreciate if someone mailed me instead and explained. Just to make sure I won't break any rules I might not have been aware of.

Thank you to whoever might answer. Keep up tolerance


Claudia 
1/11/06 at 05:25 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I really don't understand what happened on the other book either.  

 

I'm sorry if any of you feel you have been censored. That was not the intention of this second book.  It was intended for friendly chit chat about AR and anything else anyone wanted to discuss.  With the exception of a little rough road in the beginning as people got settled in, I thought it was working great. 

 

Yes, there have been some fabulous LJs and blogs born out of this group and I visit each one almost daily.  I don't always post because I'm at a loss of words a lot of times.  I congratulate every one on their babies and wish them a long and happy life. 

 

Lex, I'm sorry but I had to edit out a line in your poem/prayer.  I hope you understand. 

 

 


Moro 
1/11/06 at 04:34 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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

Comments:
For the record, Chris, and Lex, and anyone else lamenting the passage of a free, thoughtful exchange of ideas and/or silly squeeage:  the uncensored Moro, CatsPlay, Dee, emteee and others are all alive and kickin' in rather grand style on their respective blogs-- which, if I remember correctly, was a suggested solution to the discord on this forum at one point (a suggestion which I gratefully took up, to my enormous benefit, as it happens).  If people do not feel free to speak here, that does not preclude the possibility of unrestrained speech anywhere.  I object to the notion that any Alan Rickman fan should hesitate to say, among friends, the things they want to say for fear that others might bully them for going against prevailing sentiment.  We do ourselves no favors that way; we only perpetuate the very worst within ourselves.

As CatsPlay said, there is much goodness to be shared between us, Alan Rickman related and otherwise.  And there are many folks actively doing what they can to share it.  I hope with all my heart that the trend will find its way back into this forum as well, because there are many women here who depend on the support, encouragement, and kindness of its participants.

Hikity 
1/11/06 at 04:34 PM

Comments:

Catsplay, just be what you are - a very nice person!!! As a lot of others here who creating, sharing, laughing...

I do not understand what is going on, I am afraid. Who on earth was rude?? Which were the expressions or comments that affronted some ladies here? I am AT A LOSS


CatsPlay 
1/11/06 at 04:05 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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

Comments:

 

Guys of the new wave, I don't mean to be a wet noodle, but I would like to rise above this and state that I will do whatever it takes to solve these problems and get back on the right track.

 

To be honest, I really don't understand if I am considered a hated pariah, an annoying nuisance, or a valued contributor.  If I'm part of the problem, and if folks feel that I haven't changed from my original squeeing days (despite my honest efforts in a number of ways), I would like them to contact me directly at my email above to let me know.   I would just ask that if you do contact me, please do so with an attitude of open discussion, otherwise I will not engage in a conversation.

 

I know I am copping out, but I am a relatively new person here (months, not years).  Claudia doesn't deserve heartache and, there is much GOODNESS to be shared about Alan Rickman.  And to be honest, my days would be dark without having Claudia's place to visit, and I don't want that to happen.

 

NONE of us need more stress in our lives.  Let me know what I can do - constructively, liason-wise, whatever.


Christina 
1/11/06 at 03:54 PM

What is your location? scaterred...

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

Comments:

Lex, I wish I can comfort you this time too, but I don`t think it`s me whom you need to hear. I share every bit of your thoughts but I am speechless. I guess some people would preffer me that way. What can I say? I don`t think I`ll please them for too long though. *trying to smile vaguely* All I can say is that I miss the uncensored dee, CatsPlay, Moro, Laurie, emtee, Laura, Satai and others...I may be a blind bat but while I was lurking around (which I did for a long time so I find it a bit uncomfortable when I am reffered to as someone who is part of the NEW AVE in an offending tone) I didn`t see ANY difference ffom what we have now. I may be wrong, I am the first one to admit we might exagerate sometimes, but don`t others do the same? We are all in this together and we ALL have flaws. No exception. It seems so radical to always point at others...But I won`t dwell on it anymore. I am tired. And pretty much put off by the whole situation. Keep up these arguements and this place will be deserted in no time...I thought his place was more than that. Maybe I was wrong, as well as Lex and others who may feel the same way.

PS: And I smiled WIDELY, Lex!

 

Who - Thank you, your kindness is always apreciated and it`s one of those many things that keeps me visiting this place. Too bad we seemed to have lost other things... I would LOVE to talk to you more about ANY subject! i will be emailing you shortly, I just have a few things to wrap up that keep me in a rather tensionate state. Thank you for taking the time to look over my blog ramblings, be sure to check the others too, they will be worth your while!

 

With All that`s left of my love,

Chris


Lex 
1/11/06 at 03:32 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:

ARGHHH.....!!!!!

Not actually a Prayer for the Stressed...(Beware if you don't like what I've to say about the latest "harsh" words on the main GB: DON'T read further!)


Forgive me Lord I'm a sinner (obviously)
for believing that this GB once was such a great and friendly place.
Now, unfortunately and very sadly, lying shattered beneath our feets.
(edited out)
What the heck????? WHY?????

PLEASE, Lord show me the way back to where we all can get the previous GB flow going again. Don't make me loose the rest of my little faith in the good, friendly, helpful  an well-natured folk who used to be there and post for all our pleasures, making us laugh and comfortable as part of " a huge thing".

Lord, WHY is it that there are always a few (definitely not the masses) who only feel happy and comfortable when they can insult, hurt, offend or pick at others?

Lord, don't they realize that they cause me ( and probably others) to run off?
Do they never have one single nice word for others? Do they never aprove for the hard work and effort of others?

Tell me, Lord, do they feel themselves so high above "us" poor little and "unworthy" creatures that they actually knock at heaven's door with their heads first?

And Lord, will I end in Hell when I can't find it in my heart to offend others the way they do? Am I a sinner? Am I a bad, nasty person? Do I still have a right to breave and express myself the way I used to do, because I have two functional grey brain cells?
Does it hurt to knock head first at the door to your place? (Than I most certainly prefer to end feet first in Hell)

PLEASE help me out of this misery. Make my laugh again. Comfort me.
And do so for the few people around here I admire, like and who've grown on me.


For those people I actually like and who've been the light of dreary , grey and cold days lately ( Dee, CatsPlay, Satai, Christina, Laura, Claudia and a couple  more):











Don't take that too seriously. If it caused your lips to turn up a bit in a mock grin it's alright. That was the idea















WhoGirl17 
1/11/06 at 03:26 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Christina:  Oh, you are a dear   I'm glad you liked my excerpts!  Of course, Jeffery isn't meant to be literally JI, I just think it would be fun if he played that part  I do think he and AR have some sort of friendly rivalry...at least, I think they must have.  Most actors are very aware of others who are their same type, or in other words, are always up for the same roles, so that was what I was playing with there.  There's another scene with Jeffrey that I'm very proud of where you can practically hear the theme music to "the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" playing in the background!  Anyway, I finally got a chance to sit down and read your blog!  You are so incredably articulate!  And the way you've descirbed your novel is absolutly enthralling.  Please keep working on it.  And you know something interesting?  You said you're placing your story in Maine even though you've never been there, and I did the same thing!  My book takes place in London, and though I've visited it in my dreams, I've never set foot in the UK.  Email me some time if you ever want a sounding board or if you want to brainstorm.  I love talking with other writers!  Oh!  And I like snow too

 

Moro, CatsPlay, NativeMoon, Dee, emtee, and all you others with blogs, I vow I will get to yours next!  So little time to sit down and just read, but I feel I owe it to all of you for being so kind and supportive of me and my writing.  Besides, nothing wrong with getting to know you all even more!  Ok, eyes blurring now from starring at computer screen for too long...must go.  Ta ta!


Laura 
1/11/06 at 02:34 PM

Comments:

thank you!

http://www.moviestore.com/Alan_Rickman_P201718_1/

 

here nothing really new but i's nice to see wallpapers with Alan Rickman

 

do you remember if the photos of AR having lunch with a friend in California were small or big? I  thought they were small from Viennareport and now www.news.com has them terribly watermarked but bigger


CatsPlay 
1/11/06 at 02:29 PM

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

Comments:

Please don't forget to keep voting!  I got a message today from someone who belongs to a group of 1,000 Spanish AR fans.  She was seeking out the use of the 'Snape voice reminder' tool for their group.......so -- don't give up, there still could be hope! 


CatsPlay 
1/11/06 at 02:22 PM

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

Comments:

Laura,

 

Here are some definitions of 'bling'

 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bling


Laura 
1/11/06 at 02:03 PM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

It could sound stupid, but what is a "bling"? my dictionary doesn't have this word


Hikity 
1/11/06 at 12:20 PM

Comments:

Good grief, He is NOT guilty and he simply cannot die - I won't allow it


Chris 
1/11/06 at 11:26 AM

Comments:

Yeah,Rebecca, I thought so too but then again, the reporter couldn`t know that so I think it was a general refference. Although we discussed the Snape business many times in the HP page...


Chris again 
1/11/06 at 11:24 AM

Comments:

WhoGirl, just read your excerpts! Finally I got to them! Oh that Jeffrey character...to me and after your description he resembles Jermy Irons in a most pecualiar way! ROFL!!!!! I think it was just now that I completely understood what you were telling me in the chat room about the "duel"! (Although I do admit for a momment I was thinking Jonathan Pryce too! ) Oh that was a great excerpt! And the professor Snape thing, again, so cool!  I am telling you this here because I am to lazy to open up an account mith myspace


Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/11/06 at 11:12 AM

What is your location? werk

Comments:

Now, I took her reference to the death of a character as being from writing LAST year's book, you know, DD.  

 

 BUT if she's talking about just now,in book 7,  the next line in the interview states "With a single stroke of her pen, millions of kids will either celebrate or cry..(not verbatim)...WELL who else would they be referring to with different fan reactions , if not the DEATH of SNAPE?? NOooooooo!!!!

 

 


Christina 
1/11/06 at 10:45 AM

Comments:

For any HP fan who can find the time, the JKR interview from Tatler is a very interesting and touching piece. You can find it here http://www.mugglenet.com/ just scroll down a bit.

Well at least she mentioned she just wrote down the death of a character...you know, no matter how curious I may be I`d like her to take all the time in the world writing the 7th book. I will miss the waiting terribly...


Marlina 
1/11/06 at 09:26 AM

Comments:

*pssst* Christina! don't say it out loud *Yo!*

:laugh:


Nahima 
1/11/06 at 09:07 AM

Comments:
OMG, this is so funny!!!

Quote:
BATTLE OF THE BLING BLOGS!!


Both are great!!

Claudia 
1/11/06 at 08:24 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Yall certainly are having a lot of fun with the bling pics! I've been in stitches! 

 

Helen, I can't imagine why you were able to open A Friend's files once and then not again.  They are image files so they should open in just about any image viewer kind of software.  If you still have problems, email me and I'll see if I can help. 

 

 


Christina 
1/11/06 at 07:38 AM

Comments:

OMG! The pope comment wasn`t made up by CatsPlay! ROFL!!! Leanee, if you read this, that was awsome!

I PROMISE this is the last one!


Christina 
1/11/06 at 07:35 AM

Comments:

When adressing emteee I meant THE SUITS! TEH SUITS! Gosh!

Sorry, don`t mind me. *hides*


Christina 
1/11/06 at 07:33 AM

What is your location? I think I`m on the chair, I might have to double check though...

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

Comments:

MARLINA! YOU SAID THE "Y" WORD! (yo!)

WILL YOU GUYS STOP HINTING AT DA BLING? I`M TRYINK TO GET SOME WORK DONE AND I CAN`T DO THAT WHILE LAUGHING MY GUTS OUT! *stiff and serious*thank you!  

Lex *trying to figure out if she really said OT on an OT board*  Have you found what you were looking for? Well the only thing that springs to mind is RedTango`s shopping collection Quite comprehensive.

Laura, do that again! Give us another scrumptious picture!

Emteee (oh he suites....*daydreaming again*) I cannot decide : The AABA look vs the Blow Dry look. Actually...why do i bother? I could go for Dr. Lazarus anyday! ROFL

Mum, I mean,Moro : Just wanted to point out the fact that I DID study last night and it DID pay off!

 

Have a nice day everyone!

 

P.S.: CatsPlay, I forgot to mention this on your LJ. The "pope" comment was to DIE FOR!


Marlina 
1/11/06 at 05:20 AM

Comments:

Yo All!

 

Laura~ That's a very nice caps!

 

A Friend~ hi!nicetomeetyou *waves*

 

And to all... Have a nice day!

 


Hikity 
1/11/06 at 03:02 AM

What is your location? sunny over here, yeaah, ready for a walk

Comments:

Catsplay, hilARious explanation. I had a good laugh

I must be The One Person who absolutely dislike the latest pic - imho he looks awful due to the miserable so-called photographer, who should know his business even when taking snapshots!!!! Then I don't like red shirts in general, then it looks as if he had buttoned it the wrong way (I don't know how to express it correctly) and I really hate the bling, howgh, I spoke, you might throw tomatoes now...

have a lovely day anyway,


Satai Delenn 
1/11/06 at 12:46 AM

Comments:

Quote:
Rebecca (Snapeluster)  
Yesterday at 06:47 PM

What is your location?
Floo-rida

Comments:

LOL, Satai, ask him how his  Melrose Ave. birthday trip was!

 

Man, I'd be sneaking looks over my shoulder if I had that Snape bust---do you feel his eyes on you?  

 

lol. Actually, I don't think about it much, but when I do, oh yeah, I like the thought that he's watching me! lol.


CatsPlay 
1/10/06 at 10:12 PM

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

Comments:

OMG -- CatsPlay -- Dee -- it's the

 

BATTLE OF THE BLING BLOGS!!

 

 


Helen 
1/10/06 at 10:12 PM

What is your location? New York

Comments:

Dee- thanks for the link to Amazon UK. I was thinking about getting it when A Friend posted the relevent pages! (I, too, was most interested in the ARtwork). I was able to open A Friend's files before I went to work this morning, but now I can't.  Any suggestions? You guys are great!


CatsPlay 
1/10/06 at 08:36 PM

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

Comments:

Hey, Christina....

 

Da BLING report is up!


emteee 
1/10/06 at 06:49 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Laura,

 

Thank you for the fabulous cap of P.L. from AABA.  His look in that movie is my absolute favorite and just what I needed after a couple of crazy and very long days!

 

Thanks!

emteee


Rebecca (Snapeluster) 
1/10/06 at 06:47 PM

What is your location? Floo-rida

Comments:

LOL, Satai, ask him how his  Melrose Ave. birthday trip was!

 

Man, I'd be sneaking looks over my shoulder if I had that Snape bust---do you feel his eyes on you?  


Satai Delenn 
1/10/06 at 05:43 PM

Comments:

Oh! I forgot to tell everyone!

 

Friday I picked up the Snape Bust I ordered back in July!

 

And the funniest thing was that on the way back home I passed a very interesting road.....

 

It was called "Rowling" rd. lol. I got a big laugh at it since I'd just picked up Snape!

 

Anyway, now my precious Sevvie is in here on a little shelf watching me type! lol.


Hikity 
1/10/06 at 05:36 PM

Comments:

Lex, does that mean you once were a hippie and now turn back to be one again - or better let out what had always been in your most inner parts?? And don't worry about your brain and forgetfulness - it happens all the time, mostly because we have to think about too many things at the same time nowadays...I happen to forget a lot of things (tip: write down in a special notebook where you put what etc, grins)

Nightynight everybody


Lex 
1/10/06 at 04:35 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:
Hi there

Err... OT on the OT-board but could s.o. please gimme a tip where to look for shoping habits and sightings of AR?

I am currently up to post a new site on my website and somehow I face difficulties in finding the "right " stuff. Must be my age!
Also I seem to get forgetful now since I mislaid most of my updates (paperform!)
I was about to post bits of Nobel Son, Perfume and StLM.

Anyway, I hope one or two of our beloved lurkers will came back at last once or twice during the week. 

Thanks for help in advance. Not only that I begin to look like a hippie, am gettin' fuzzy in the head as well nowadays...






Hikity 
1/10/06 at 04:27 PM

Comments:

Good idea, Christina, the aeroplane is pointing at me because his next flight will be to Berlin??!!! Oops, I have a very good friend out there who hopefully finds out more about the Berlinade before everybody rushed to obtain tickets. Wouldn't it be just wonderful if Snowcake were shown at a weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday as it is...)??? Nix wie hin


CatsPlay 
1/10/06 at 03:08 PM

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

Comments:

ARGH, failed italics!

 

WTF??!!

 

Shewhoonlyturnsuptoannounceherblogupdatesbecausesh esmoreobsessiveaboutitthanCatsPlay

 

d*mmit, you're right.

 

 


CatsPlay 
1/10/06 at 03:08 PM

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

Comments:

WTF???!!

 

<i>Shewhoonlyturnsuptoannounceherblogupdatesbecaus esh esmoreobsessiveaboutitthanCatsPlay </i>

 

d*mmit.  your're right.


Moro 
1/10/06 at 03:02 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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

Comments:
*ping*

Pardon me.  I post this message in the interest of Ms. Christina's well-being.  Ahem.

Christina:  GET BACK TO YOUR STUDYING!

*boink*




Christina 
1/10/06 at 02:54 PM

Comments:

Hikity, stop pampering me! It`s so bad for my ego, it`ll take over me and I`ll just drift away in arrogance! *wink* My english? Rubbish! Well I can tell you school had nothing to do with it! I`m a self-taught individual mostly. Television proved to be useful in my case!  And I do recall fighting my way through Austen, Dickens and others, in english. Quite a task! And now Rowling. I have to admit, "snogging" was brand new to my eyes!

I do hope the shipping wasn`t too expensive! I will be forever in your debt!

Oky now, this aeroplane *pointing at Hikity with a wide grin on my face*has to lift off! Have a wonderful day everyone!


Hikity 
1/10/06 at 02:39 PM

What is your location? still at home near the Rhine

Comments:

Hallo ladies, how nice to meet you here and read through your post while smiling a lot - it's what I miss so much on GB - however, I don't know where to take the time to read through all of the sites...

Christina, your mail is going out tomorrow....hubby did a copy job today, grins. Your English is marvellous - where did you learn it???

Back to "psycholinguistics" and the four stages of  speech production - I have a presentation on Friday, hmmm


Chris obssesively again 
1/10/06 at 02:25 PM

Comments:

Laura, just HAD to tell you that is a bloody brilliant pose! Great picture! Ok ok, I`m going now! Stop giving me the looks!


Christina 
1/10/06 at 02:24 PM

Comments:

STOPWITHTHEWEIRDWRITINGSTYLEALREADY!

"A friend" (reminds me of that movie with Demi Moore and Michael Douglas, what was it`s blasted name again???) you`re more than welcome, don`t stand there at the door, come on in and have a cookie! But who EVER gave you the idea we might suspect you to be Elaine or Emily?

By the way (I keep using that phrase although I`m not relating to anything!) you guys have to read this!

Yes, some bits are sucky and it`s not the best humour but some parts I really liked. It`s a GoF spoof. (Warning! Don`t read if running out of time! This is pretty long!)

http://www.mugglenet.com/gofspoof.shtml 

And if you`re in the neighborehood, might as well take a look at this! Someone actually made a song out of this!

http://www.mugglenet.com/editorials/theubend/tub36.shtml 

Ok, gotta go now before Moro sees me here! Shhh!

 


Moro 
1/10/06 at 02:12 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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

Comments:
*poof*

I dunno what you're worried about, Afriendwho'sobviouslyniceandperfectlywelcomeetc.  I'm the annoying one, i.e. Shewhoonlyturnsuptoannounceherblogupdatesbecausesh esmoreobsessiveaboutitthanCatsPlay.  Everyone knows that.  All the squidgy tomatoes should be coming my way.  You're totally safe. 

*piff*


Laura 
1/10/06 at 01:57 PM

Comments:
finally I was able to do a screen capture from the dvd, yayyy! thank you for explaining me ( my head is a rock) and re-explaining me how to make it
Dee 
1/10/06 at 01:51 PM

Comments:

A Friendwhoshouldnotbeafraidherebecausewearenicetoni cepeopleandyouareobviouslyaniceperson

 

Thanks so much for you help! It's just what I wanted for my new ARt website! *hugs*!


A Friend 
1/10/06 at 11:55 AM

What is your location? Justafrienddroppedinfromtheothersideandnotsureofth ewelcome(noI'mnotElaineorEmily)

Comments:

They should be OK Dee as our pc is pretty much booted and braced for viruses so unless it is something from Yousendit then it should be ok. My system always gives horrific warnings about virusses too before it allows you to open anything


Nahima 
1/10/06 at 11:35 AM

Comments:
Hi Dee, the files are OK, they can be opened without fear.

My two cents...


Dee 
1/10/06 at 10:26 AM

Comments:
Thanks Claudia! If it scanned okay for you, it must just be this new virus protector being extra careful. *yeh!* I'll go ahead and pop the open! Thanks Claudia and A Friend!
Claudia 
1/10/06 at 10:04 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I didn't get any warnings on the BNO scans. 

 

 


Dee 
1/10/06 at 09:42 AM

Comments:

A Friend - Gee...I wish you would've put your real name so I could thank you properly. But you still have my thanks for going above and beyond the call of duty.

 

But, shoot! I'm having trouble with the files. It keeps giving me a warning of a possible virus, so I'm afraid to open them (must admit that I'm a little gunshy since I recently spent $75 to get rid of my last bug!). Is anyone else getting that message?


Claudia 
1/10/06 at 07:54 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you A Friend!  It only occurred to me this morning that I could scan the story!  Sorry, people....but I can be a bit slow sometimes. 

 

If you're having problems getting to RedTango's site, like me, keep trying...she's getting rave reviews with her newest update. 

 

 


A Friend 
1/10/06 at 05:33 AM

Comments:

Dee I have scanned A Big Night Out. The files were a bit big for PhotoBucket and I didn't really want them on there because  of copyright reasons so I have done them as Yousendit files.

 

Anyone please feel free to open.

 

 1.   http://s44.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3Q0TKH968LREG2Z2SXUUC1KX3N

 

 2.   http://s44.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=11CGV276RTEFU31K4HG56D4MTS

 

 3.   http://s44.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1Z9WMRSVZ46EU2BNDD9KW2DMW6

 

 4.   http://s44.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1MYNQMYR898330S34OE62RHOTD

 

 5.   http://s44.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2KSTET7MES9192S61B6VQE2MUX 

 

 6.   http://s44.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=39R19HWEZE68Z0KBMWQ1KE5RJ7


Christina 
1/10/06 at 05:02 AM

Comments:

Oh dear me, I`m so busy! I just stop to check the news and yall, I`ll do the blog tour later on, k, Moro and others?

Dee- I just love Alfred Molina, don`t you? Such a nice fellow!

Satai - From what I know, most europeans countries right the date that way. Don`t worry about it, at least you were curious enough to ask.


Satai Delenn 
1/10/06 at 01:11 AM

Comments:

Quote:

Moro  

Yesterday at 09:42 PM

What is your location?
Pittsburgh

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

Comments:

When did we start talking about bras?  Don't talk to me about bras.  They make me furious.  Where did I hear it?  In some Canadian province or other, they've been talking about making it a human rights violation to charge women more than men for haircuts, or undergarments.  Hear hear!  I'm all for that.  Sign me UP.

 

Do you know that Victoria Secret used to have two different mailing lists for their catalogs? One for men, and one for women and the catalogs that got sent to men had coupons that had bigger discounts while the women got coupons that barely discounted anything.

 

Talk about discrimination...

 

 

And someone in here seemed surprised that I'd never seen the European way of writing a date out. Why? I'm American. How else would I see a date written out? To me it seems odd to put the day first instead of the month, that's all.


Dee 
1/10/06 at 12:16 AM

Comments:

Not sure if this is new (or even important) so I was afraid to post on the GB. AR is mentioned in this Copley News Service article about Spider Man 2:

 http://www.copleynews.com/1CNS/features/etc/

 

Scroll down to the Spiderman article - paragraph 7. "Of Ock, he notes that, "We briefly talked about his having a British accent, but there's no suggestion in the comics of his being anything but American. And if you make him Brit, it's like giving it away, right? Like carrying a great big sign that says, Movie Villain. And right under that: Alan Rickman wasn't free!""


Dee 
1/09/06 at 10:42 PM

Comments:

Helen - I don't know where you live. I couldn't find the book on Amazon USA, but it's for sale at Amazon UK at this link:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007141858/qid%3D1020410197/sr%3D1-1/ref%3Dsr%5F1%5F1%5F1/026-4274040-1814842

 

The reviews are terrible -- Just because you're rich and famous doesn't mean you can write. (and yet the rich and famous get their bums kissed by book publishers...right, Moro and WhoGirl? grumble...) I only want Edney's story because of AR's illustrations - which you can see on Claudia's wonderful download page.


Helen 
1/09/06 at 10:12 PM

What is your location? New York

Comments:

Claudia and Dee,

 

Can you please tell me a bit more about this book called "Big Night Out"?  Is it still available? I'm intrigued! 


Nahima 
1/09/06 at 10:08 PM

Comments:
Hey, you all!!! Run to RedTango's site!!

There is an update and it is, it is... (what's the word?)...
Oh yes!!

It is absolutely HILARIOUS!!!




*Off to bed with a big smile on my face*

Moro 
1/09/06 at 09:42 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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

Comments:
Dee said:

Quote:
Moro - emtee and I met another lovely writer in the chatroom last night! "Amy" is a reporter who is writing a novel (aren't we all!). If you bump into her, say "hi".


Hi, Amy!  *waves frantically*  Come by sometime and Let's Talk Writing.  I'm always on the lookout for other writers to comiserate with. 

When did we start talking about bras?  Don't talk to me about bras.  They make me furious.  Where did I hear it?  In some Canadian province or other, they've been talking about making it a human rights violation to charge women more than men for haircuts, or undergarments.  Hear hear!  I'm all for that.  Sign me UP.

Finally updated my blog, for anyone who's interested!  Though there's no Alan Rickman in it.  Just general ranting.  So no news there. 

*poof*


CatsPlay 
1/09/06 at 09:05 PM

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

Comments:

Dee,

 

Maybe she is related to <i>Stella Maris</i>!


Dee 
1/09/06 at 08:26 PM

Comments:

Claudia! OMG! You have the book?! EEEEK! But, I don't want you to go to a lot of trouble. Perhaps if you could just zerox the pages and mail to me (I'd pay postage)? Or whatever works the easiest for you. *doing dance of joy!* BTW - did you happen to get my email about the fan letter? No rush - just checking...

 

And speaking of Beatie Edney: I didn't realize that she was in so many of AR's projects - Mesmer, Tango at the End of Winter and Dangerous Liasons (sp). How did she get so lucky? *trying not to hate her merely because of jealousy*

 

Did anyone notice the pinkie action in the larger photo that Nahima posted on the GB? Lovely!


Marlina 
1/09/06 at 08:15 PM

Comments:

Silly me!

I forgot there are still another page!

The argument is over!

 

Whogirl17~ Poor you! If i could share this durian i'm having right now...

 

Guys! I show my friend a picture of Alan (the 3 in 1 black and white with blue line picture) And my friend say one of his pose is a ballet move..

Did Alan ever do any ballet? I know he did Tango and he could dance.. But ballet? Never heard of them.. Does anyone know?


Marlina 
1/09/06 at 08:00 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Oh my... What the hell happen out there?

 

Anyway,

 

Christina~ Enjoy your watching! Yeah, just make sure you keep your eyes on Edmund Tilda perform 'the witch' nicely.. I have never watch Kinsey before.. Why you said it is Liam Neeson downfall? I know the movie is a controversy one

 

Dee~ I drop a comment on your LJ

 

 


Claudia 
1/09/06 at 06:43 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I have the book, Dee but not in digital form.  I'll see what I can do, though.

 


Dee 
1/09/06 at 05:47 PM

Comments:

Laura - *waves hi!* I just sent you an email!

 

Christine - *snort* Thanks for the smile!

 

Happy Snape's Birthday! No, I didn't wear my outfit to the library. The folks at work already think I'm weird!

 

Question: Does anyone have the book ("Big Night Out" or a copy of the short story written by Beatie Edney and illustrated by AR that appeared in the book? It is a collection of short stories written by celebrities to raise money for War Child International. I have AR's illustrations, but would like the story that goes with it. All I know is that it's about an 8-yr-old's first trip to the theater.


WhoGirl17 
1/09/06 at 02:54 PM

What is your location? Behind this damn desk!

Comments:

Arg...so far today has proved a very frustrating Monday.  My iPod freaked out and wouldn't turn off, which made me forget to turn off the security system when I came into work, which went off, causing the land lord of the building, my boss, my boss's husband, the police, and the security company to call in order for me to tell them I'm an idiot and set off the silly thing myself.  Then all the insurance companies (I work for an optometrist.  If you want to know who's got good coverage, I can tell you) decided to change all of their policies and switch around patients, just to confuse me, and make me look like even more of an idiot.  And then I see that yet another argument has broken out on the main GB.  Well, at least I have you guys to run to  

So, to lighten my own mood a little, here's a little story in honor of our favorite Professor's birthday.  Yesterday I went with some friends to see GoF at the Imax.  Twenty foot tall Alan...*drool*  I felt like jumping into the screen and dancing with him at the Yule ball!  So at the end of the movie, my one friend (who has just started reading the books) turns to me and says, "You know what?  I hate Snape in the books.  I mean he is really dispicable and mean.  But somehow in the movies, he's really...cool.  I really like Snape in the films.  Why is that?"  I just smiled coyly.  I think we all know the answer to that one! 


Laura 
1/09/06 at 01:03 PM

Comments:

leaving your weapons?

tz tz, I was coming to chat dressed like Lara Croft

just kidding


Puddingdale 
1/09/06 at 12:09 PM

Comments:

Hehehe, Christina I agreed. Still, very impressive portrayal *lol* The movie reminded me of Boney M's song, though *g* But, honestly, a very good movie.

And Laura BIG SMILE. Thanks for the hugs. I will be very interested in chatting with you, too. And I will leave my weapons behind, promise


DoubleEdge 
1/09/06 at 11:38 AM

Comments:

 

 

"Just one question though. Why does it say the wrong date? Shouldn't it say January 9th, 2006 instead of September 1st, 2006?"

 

   Satai, that is the British style of writing out a date..day first. You've never seen this before?


Laura 
1/09/06 at 11:25 AM

Comments:

Puddingdale, {{HUGS}}, you're very welcome, email me anytime, I like to talk and smile

Chris, I hope to be able to join the chat at that day/time.

If any of you is free , even if for few minutes, you can well post here a call about chat and who is free at the same time can join

 

Dee, your posts cheer me up everytime, thank you

 


Christina 
1/09/06 at 11:13 AM

Comments:

*looming from under the bed* We? A nice bunch? NEAAAH! Yeah maybe your right! *proud turkey sound* Rasputin I think it`s my favorite, such an......*cough*INTENSE*cough* portrayal.....Although the scene on the table was quite short, don`t you think?  Anyway, I read many of his biographies and was pleasantly surprised to see that they actually sticked with most of the historycal facts.

 

Laura! *waves joyfully* Welcome to the writing table, bambina! Well plan a chat meeting for sometime later this week, I forgot how much fun it is! For now, I have to finish some essays for my classes tomorow but I`ll let you guys know when I`m in for a quickey!

*swoosh*


Puddingdale 
1/09/06 at 10:57 AM

Comments:

Ooooh, thank you thank you thank you, Laura. Just what I needed after a frustrating day at work.

You are all soooo nice, I do not know why I ever hesitated posting at such a fine group of people. Sorry, sounds pathetic, but I really mean it.


Laura 
1/09/06 at 10:53 AM

Comments:

Puddingdale, you and Mrs Slope had the courage to express the feeling of many people . I love reading of you all, you are very nice and it's a pleasure reading news, watching pics while having a smile instead of sickness.

I hope to find you soon in chat again, thank you for the company and the laughs yesterday!

 

Jule, you disappeared suddenly, I hope all is ok.

 


Puddingdale 
1/09/06 at 10:48 AM

Comments:

Thanx  Mr Trollope must have been a humorous person... Wish he had written more about what happened to the poor inhabitants of the village after being taken over by a certain clergyman...


Puddingdale 
1/09/06 at 10:42 AM

Comments:

All right, all right *transforming into dog and licking wounds* It might have been tough but at least it brought us closer together *cough* And who would throw bottles? After having watched Rasputin for the first time this weekend I'd rather throw glasses. Not at you, of course


Christina 
1/09/06 at 10:39 AM

What is your location? under the bed

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

Comments:

What`s a post without misspelling?! I meant Puddingdale! (cute one, by the way! )


Christina 
1/09/06 at 10:37 AM

Comments:

*limping* Speak for yourself, Puddingale! *dodging an empty bottle coming out of nowhere* Wheow! That was close!

*hiding with Dee under the bed* Remind me to vacuum here to next time I`m on a cleaning operation, you never know when a good hideout might come in handy!


Puddingdale 
1/09/06 at 10:19 AM

What is your location? Peace out there

Comments:

*lol* I love you guys. Do not worry any more, you can put down your barriers of AR videos. No one has been killed in the GB and nobody will be. Even if it looked like fighting to you - it was love...actually.


Reedpipe 
1/09/06 at 09:49 AM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Haven't been able to get online all weekend, but wanted to pop in and thank you all for the encouragement and (and babysitting offers! ).  Hubby says he has something else up his sleeve . . .

Dee, just curious, did you wear your black outfit today in honor of the birthday boy?


Satai Delenn 
1/09/06 at 09:00 AM

Comments:

Oh. Weird. And VERY confusing. But thanks, CatsPlay.


CatsPlay 
1/09/06 at 08:58 AM

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

Comments:

People in the UK and other countries show the date in DAY-MONTH-year format, Satai.


Satai Delenn 
1/09/06 at 08:46 AM

Comments:

Just one question though. Why does it say the wrong date? Shouldn't it say January 9th, 2006 instead of September 1st, 2006?


Satai Delenn 
1/09/06 at 08:34 AM

Comments:

Oh Claudia! Thank you for posting that here!!!! Snape would be happily irritated over the fuss of his birthday I'm sure! lol.


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

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Claudia 
1/09/06 at 08:19 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Kimberly posted this to the other guest book to commemorate Snape's birthday so I thought I would bring it over here too.

 

SnapeBirthday.jpg


Satai Delenn 
1/09/06 at 03:47 AM

Comments:

Quote:
Dee  
Yesterday at 03:38 PM

Comments:

CatsPlay - That would be great! Thank you! *hugs*

*pssst* don't anyone run to peek at once, but the grown ups are fighting on the GB. Someone hold my hand!  I'm sooooo glad I'm in here with all of the 'off topic folks'!  *big puppy eyes* It's scary out there!

 

So, what are they fighting about out there THIS time? It can't be me they're yelling at or about this time since I refuse to go out THERE anymore, and I haven't been in here much either, so who pissed them off this time?


Satai Delenn 
1/09/06 at 03:43 AM

Comments:

Quote:
Dee  
1/07/06 at 09:31 PM

Comments:

Christina, Glad you appreciated the reminder of Snapes birthday. I was pretty excited about it too. The folks on the GB must not be fans of the potion master. I just may have to do something at the library to celebrate the big day! But...I think a dress in green and gold would be more to his liking, don't you?

 

Bra shopping: I know you're all dying to hear...and let me tell you, it was quite an experience! The clerk was a sweet Russian lady -- and I could hardly understand a word she said! We communicated a lot with sign language -- and when you're discussing boobs -- they're up!...they're doooown...can't breath!...opps! squishing out the back...egads, they'll put out an eye!-- the hand motions are hysterical! She came right into the dressing room with me and yes, she did touch!! Afterwards, I felt like I should buy her dinner! Moving right along...

 

She helped me try on over 30 bras to get the right fit. I really learned a lot. Did you know that "real" lingerie stores don't size bras like in other stores? (this won't mean much to those in other countries, sorry!) I thought I wore a 40D. My new bra is a 36F! Weird! It fits fabulous and I'm thrilled...but, you pay for their expertise. $80.00!! egads...! That's 40-bucks a boob! That would've bought enough duct tape and bungee cord to hoist "the girls" up for a year! Anyway...I'd still suggest it to anyone. Embarrassing, but she was a real professional who put me at ease...and now I'm PERKY!

 

Glad to hear your shopping experience went well. I have shopped at a special lingerie shop since I was a teen. I've ALWAYS had "big ones". Word of advice. Avoid underwire. Underwire is for women with "small ones". I cannot tell you how many times I've bought underwire and HATED it. The damned things popped out of the fabric and the metal would insessently poke me in my armpit. I wear the bras that have "boning" in them. It's not much more comfortable because the boning tends to conform to the shape of my body and then when I take it off and wash it and go to put it back on, the boning is stuck the way it was before washing. It's better than getting poked by metal, but not much better. Gods I can't wait until I lose more weight! I would just kill to have a normal bra size. And I used to be a double D but now I'm a C. Well, I went to the shop I always go to, ask for the bra type I'm used to, but in the current size I am. Guess what? It didn't fit. Turns out the company that manufactures the brand sold it to a European company and now all the sizes are in European. So I went from a C to an F. I was like, "WTF"? Before they explained to me what had happened to the manufacturer I literally broke down in tears I was so upset and the sales lady had to run and get the owner to explain it to me. Once I understood, I was "ok" but I decided to search out another bra type. Finally found one in my size that was a C cup. I felt much better.

 

Ok. onto "Alan" business. While some may not have wished to celebrate ol' Sevvie's b-day, I'm right up there with those that do! Happy belated b-day Sevvie baby! *I* love you even if no one else does! lol.

 

Well, hope everyone had a good weekend. I got weighed again last week and the week before. I have now lost a total of 47 pounds since starting my "life-weight change" in May.

 

Have a good evening everyone!


Dee 
1/08/06 at 05:09 PM

Comments:

Christina - *bracing the door of the OT Discussion Board with stacks of AR videos* Honey, we really admire your courage out there on the GB. *pulling down the shades and turning out the lights* You have our full support. *turning the radio loud so we can't hear the screams* Keep a stiff upper lip. *hiding under the bed* And know that we love you!

 

*is it over yet?*

 


Christina 
1/08/06 at 03:59 PM

What is your location? returning from the battlefront...

Comments:

Dee, I will not accept any delay! you must get to work and finish all your AR-related projects at once!Your angry fans are waiting outside! Quite a mob! You have been warned! *sending all my best thoughts and encouragement*

 

I`ve come here to request asylum! Cover me!


Dee 
1/08/06 at 03:38 PM

Comments:

CatsPlay - That would be great! Thank you! *hugs*

*pssst* don't anyone run to peek at once, but the grown ups are fighting on the GB. Someone hold my hand!  I'm sooooo glad I'm in here with all of the 'off topic folks'!  *big puppy eyes* It's scary out there!


CatsPlay 
1/08/06 at 03:17 PM

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

Comments:

Dee,

 

I can email you the screencaps from January Man of the Ed stuff.  It's unknown if it is his work for sure, but awhile back on the board I posted a comparison to that and the Antonio pic, and the style seemed quite similar.

 

Remind me if I forget.


Dee 
1/08/06 at 03:03 PM

Comments:

Lex - Thanks for the ARt suggestion, but I already nabbed that work from Claudia's wonderful collection! So far I have:

 

Free Tibet (child's eyes)

Symbol of Hope (globe)

self portrait

30/30 In London (photo of chair)

Antonio program

2 Big Night Out drawings

Painting with Light (screencaps)

 

I was also told there is "possible" ARt - the drawings on his easel in The January Man, and something he may have drawn in the film Therese Raquin. I also thought there was a painting in the boardroom of Gissing that looked a little familiar. I'm trying to check on them.

 

Everyone has been so encouraging that I've made a booklet of my Famous ARt (it looks nice, if I say so myself!) and I'm planning to send it to teh man. Now, to figure out what to write in the accompaning "fan letter"... It's so hard not to sound...well...stupid!

 

I'm also creating a webpage (it's sooooo hard! It makes me appreciate Claudia's expertise even more!!). My goal is to set it up like an art gallery with my Famous ARt, exhibits of AR's own work, movie posters, caractures (sp), perhaps set design...anything else "artsy". If anyone wants to toss in their two cents, I'm listening!


Laura 
1/08/06 at 01:42 PM

Comments:
anyone free for a short chat?
Lex 
1/08/06 at 12:43 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:
Thank you Claudia.

You're a sport! 


Laura 
1/08/06 at 09:12 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

Lex,

I saw only now the link to your site and I'm watching it.

It's beautiful!

The email on your site makes my  pc to crash, I would like to email you about the photos.

Laura


Laura 
1/08/06 at 08:33 AM

Comments:

Dee, your posts always make me smile, thank you

wow, you all ladies know so much about AR and his works of any kind

Thank you Lex for requesting this thing I knew nothing about and thank you Claudia for posting it


Claudia 
1/08/06 at 08:21 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Here ya go, Lex.

 


Lex 
1/08/06 at 07:50 AM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:
DEE:

Do you have the painting AR did for the Free TIbet campaign?
http://www.freetibet.org/campaigns/panchen/index.html
(He did a painting of the boy's eyes) If I remember correctly it was posted some time ago on Claudia's GB.

Unfortunately I was not able yet to get hold of ARtwork Alan did while joining Graphiti in Soho.
Perhpas you should ask Melanie Parker if she can be of help to you. Just tell her what yourt intentions are and show her some of your marvellous works. AR will be delighted to see them  - of that I am sure.

Good luck!


Chris 
1/08/06 at 06:01 AM

What is your location? covered with snow

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

Comments:

Liam Neeson voices the Lion, eh? Yeah, I liked him once. Not any more. I think his downfall started from Kinsey For me, anyway. Oh Alan would have made such a nice figure! Actually, voice!

I`ll keep an eye out for that Edmund! I`ll go watch it this week probably, I haven`t found the time just yet. I have to say C.S. Lewis doesn`t appeal to me THAT much but it did make quite a big fuss around plus I like Tilda Swinton very much and can` wait to see her in this one. Thanks for the info, Marlina!


Marlina 
1/08/06 at 05:24 AM

Comments:

Dee~ Dee!

 

Christina~ I had watched Narnia! I think it's a nice movie and i think you'll want to kill the character name edmund by the end of the movie and if you had watch it... I think you'll want Alan to voice the Lion... he'll just fit it perfectly 

 

 


Dee 
1/08/06 at 12:01 AM

Comments:

BTW - If you want to learn more about Snape's Chinese Zodiac sign, check out my lj: http://www.livejournal.com/users/deeindiana/


Dee 
1/07/06 at 09:31 PM

Comments:

Christina, Glad you appreciated the reminder of Snapes birthday. I was pretty excited about it too. The folks on the GB must not be fans of the potion master. I just may have to do something at the library to celebrate the big day! But...I think a dress in green and gold would be more to his liking, don't you?

 

Bra shopping: I know you're all dying to hear...and let me tell you, it was quite an experience! The clerk was a sweet Russian lady -- and I could hardly understand a word she said! We communicated a lot with sign language -- and when you're discussing boobs -- they're up!...they're doooown...can't breath!...opps! squishing out the back...egads, they'll put out an eye!-- the hand motions are hysterical! She came right into the dressing room with me and yes, she did touch!! Afterwards, I felt like I should buy her dinner! Moving right along...

 

She helped me try on over 30 bras to get the right fit. I really learned a lot. Did you know that "real" lingerie stores don't size bras like in other stores? (this won't mean much to those in other countries, sorry!) I thought I wore a 40D. My new bra is a 36F! Weird! It fits fabulous and I'm thrilled...but, you pay for their expertise. $80.00!! egads...! That's 40-bucks a boob! That would've bought enough duct tape and bungee cord to hoist "the girls" up for a year! Anyway...I'd still suggest it to anyone. Embarrassing, but she was a real professional who put me at ease...and now I'm PERKY!


emteee 
1/07/06 at 03:24 PM

What is your location? US

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=emteee

Comments:

Alfan -

 

I love The Ellen DeGeneres Show!  It's what keeps me laughing (via TiVo) as I treadmill at 5:00 a.m. every morning, along with The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

 

Speaking of which, earlier today I had posted a LiveJournal entry wishing for AR to appear on Craig Ferguson's show.   Can you imagine the auditory overload of Rickman's velvet together with Ferguson's brogue?

 

emteee


CatsPlay 
1/07/06 at 03:19 PM

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

Comments:

Dee,

 

You know, you are right.  I want a big, full size copy of the 'painting with light' piece.  It is quite brilliant, isn't it?  I mean look at what he creates -- they really are artworks, aren't they?  I will try to go on a quest to find a large copy of this.

 

Regarding bras, my boobs are huge and I swear by this bra, the Bali Satin Tracings Minimizer, here is a link

 

http://www.beallsflorida.com/page?name=process-page-call&WT.mc_id=CJPI&page=page-department-style&styleid=4879&Rf=department

 

It really does minimize, and if you get the right size the fit is very firm.  The wide, padded shoulder pads are also great.  If you have big boobs, that is. 

 

While we are on the subject, I would like to literally recommend the best underwear in the entire world, by Cacique

 

http://lanebryant.charmingshoppes.com/Shopping/product.aspx?product_id=LPSR0011&nav=

 

It is made from this wonderful fabric called Tencel, and I swear to you, this is the best underwear I have ever bought in my entire life, I love it!  (It should be for the ridiculous price of $18 a pair).  It is incredibly comfortable, and also comes out of the wash looking brand new every time.  If you try a pair, you will be hooked.  

 

Sorry if that was too much information, I've just always wanted to recommend these underwear to SOMEONE and the opportunity seemed right!

 

How's that for off topic??!

 

 


Alfan 
1/07/06 at 02:30 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Thanks you Vicki again for providing me with those links ( you too Claudia) and I already contacted the Ellen Degeneres show as I absolutly love her and would love to go to her show. Boy, maybe i should talk to her and tell her to have Alan Rickman on the show when im there.....SLAP! ok, im back in reality now. I would probably have to go alone as Keith and the kids probably wont have an interest ( i will go the day they go to Universal - i was there last year), hey Vicki-wanna go with me? hee hee


Vicki 
1/07/06 at 01:51 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Thanks, Claudia for fixing the links.  Here are the two that are not working.  This one is for tickets to talk shows: http://www.interbridge.com/lineups.html (Note: only some of these are taped in L.A....others are taped in NY)

 

And this link is for the small theater venues: http://www.actorsbone.com/Theater/theatres.htm

 

Have fun!


Christina 
1/07/06 at 12:32 PM

What is your location? *waves from the fridge*

Comments:

*slams door* DEE!!!! YOU ANGEL!!!!! Snape`s birthday! Completely forgot about that!!!!! I must punish myself!!! OH MY GOD! I have to prepare a cake! Do you think he`s a strawberry fan? Or maybe I could borrow some of your vodoo butter tarts!!! Holy cow, I need a dress? Do you think a red-gold combination could draw his attention? *hyperventilating* I need shoes! Fairy Godmother, where are you when I need you??? Dee, that`s it! I`m coming bra shopping with you! Gotta keep the babies in shape for Monday!  Oh dear, sometimes I just can`t keep my emotions into place!!!  

On a more serious note, Capricorns are very intelligent and ambitious, so cheer for JKR! Oh and...*cough* they are

also...*cough cough* HIGHLY "capable"...if you get my drift...*blushes* so fan-fics got at least SOMETHING right! er, NOT that I know ANYTHING about that mind you! I am innocent to the bone, I tell you!

 

Moro, my email accpount still won`t open *curses gmail and prepars her sabotage kit* but thank`s for...you know! *wink* Yes, I am happier! That or extremely drunk! hmmm....scratch that please! ROFL Just kidding! I managed to get my analysis result earlier and everything`s clear!!!

 

Oh dear look at me, I already posted to much for today! You people are a bad influence! But don`t ever change!

 

ps: CatsPlay...why can` I vote??? I wanna vote!!!!! Buuuuuuuu!!!! This is called discrimination you know!!! I could sue you!!!!

 

P.S.: Anyone here that saw The Ch. Of Narnia? Any opinion? I`m gonna watch it anyway but just out of curiosity


Dee 
1/07/06 at 10:44 AM

Comments:

opps! one last comment *whoa...down "girls".*

 

Claudia - I watched the cliip "Alan Rickman Painting with Light" last night -- about 100 times!! To watch the man actually creating...THUD!! 60 seconds of pure pleasure! Must confess, in my fantasies AR can last a lot longer than 60 seconds...but!

 

Do you know any details about it? How did they choose AR? Were those his own words? Is there a bigger/better copy out there somewhere? Please!!

 

Thanks so much for having these great downloads available. Now that I've got broadband, I can actual SEE them!


Dee 
1/07/06 at 10:38 AM

Comments:

Christina - *hugs* My voodoo weather dance must have screwed things up on a global scale. Here in Indiana, we've actually been having thunderstorms! That's unheard of for this time of year! My humble apologises! *wow...I don't know my own strength...now I need little dance to get AR in my bed*thinking...thinking*maybe if I dance to 7 Seconds of Love while wearing tiny knickers and tossing butter tarts over my left shoulder...*

 

Moro - emtee and I met another lovely writer in the chatroom last night! "Amy" is a reporter who is writing a novel (aren't we all!). If you bump into her, say "hi".

 

Well...I'm off. I'm going bra shopping. egads...shoot me now, please! But I'm so tired of "the girls" popping out, slipping down, flopping loose, dragging the ground and trying to escape! I'm going to a new lingerie shop that actually measures you and personally helps you get a good fit. Frankly, it sounds incredibly embarrassing (are they going to "touch" me????), but...at the age of 45, these WalMart bras just ain't doing the job anymore! Wish me luck! Bye!  *bouncing out the door*


CatsPlay 
1/07/06 at 09:35 AM

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

Comments:

Oops, forgot to mention that you have to be a LiveJournal member AND logged in to be able to take the poll.


CatsPlay 
1/07/06 at 09:34 AM

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

Comments:

Morning!

 

My turn for shameless promotion, I am running a tongue-in-cheek poll on my Live Journal called the Extremely Unofficial Alan Rickman Internet Usage Poll, if anyone is interested in contributing to this highly scientific study! 

 

Claudia, you may be proud to know that so far 100% of participants indicate that they visit your site on a daily basis!

 

http://www.rickman247.com


Marlina 
1/07/06 at 09:23 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Moro~ You make me remember 'Truly,Madly,Deeply' where Jamie said... 'Thank you... For missing me..'

 

Reedpipe~ That's sooo sweet!

 

Dee~ 'grandma Dee'

 

:loveyouall:


Claudia 
1/07/06 at 08:53 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

No problem, Vicki!  We are now using the format just like the other guest book so all you have to do is highlight the words you want to link and use the little link tool above to paste in the url. 

 

Unfortunately, while trying to fix your post, I screwed up the last two urls you tried to post.  Would you mind re-posting them for me and Alfan? 

 

Welcome aboard Ladyglyde. 

 


Moro 
1/07/06 at 07:55 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh, not lurking as much as usual...

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

Comments:
Christina - I know I'm not supposed to reply to your posts. (Or am I?  I'm confused.    Oh well.    )  But you sound happy and I wanted you to know that I'm happy that you're feeling happy.  And I'm glad you're writing!  Keep it up, girlfriend.

Christina has given me occasion to re-stress my impassioned plea that everyone go listen to some 7 Seconds of Love right now.  Drop everything!  Put your lives on hold!  Dance, dance, dance.  And, well, maybe try not to pay too much attention to the swearwords, because they do use rather a few of them.  (Just to warn you.)

Chris 
1/07/06 at 06:00 AM

Comments:

Ladyglyde, TSFJG is not going to be released but possibly remade with another cast. Well, except Mike Binder *cough*.Sadly, you won`t be able to find it anywhere, there were some copies distribuited to some who attended a viewing but the Binders have ver restrictive *cough cough* rules about that. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news....


Ladyglyde 
1/07/06 at 05:08 AM

What is your location? Czech Republic

Comments:

Does anybody know whether its possible to buy a DVD The search for John Gissing? I would like to watch this film, but cant get to it.


Christina 
1/07/06 at 05:00 AM

What is your location? snowy Bucharest - this is all Dee`s doing!!!

Comments:

Just popped in to ask about a few things I got in my inbox this mornin:

 

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/reviews/article336866.ece 

This is about Robin Hood, I believe it to be a new movie, we talked about it some time ago on the main board I think. Well, AR is mentioned in a very nice (and true) way! *super grin*

 

Also, it seems that JKR is still finding excuses not to write what we are all craving for. She`s tidying up her office right now. Hey, if she needed a maid she could have called me!!! *laugh but partly serious*

 

Reedpipe - *tappping* How should I put this, sweetie...Get a baby sitter a.s.a.p.!!!! Heck, call Dee if you have too but beware, she might pop in with her Snape outfit and with a book in her hand. If she does that...aaaa...*cough* don`t let her in! The mental sanity of your children comes first!  

Only kidding guys! Your husband is a rare gem, I give you that! And so are you! Er, and just to set the record straight, so is Dee!  (especially in that infamous outfit!)

 

Just one more thing before I go clean up the snow from my car:

Moro, about writing. You told me that with every ocasion you had and I am following your advice. It`s just that in this stage the story is stil evolving and devolving in my head and I need a firm ground before putting it on paper. But I AM getting there!Oh and 7 seconds of love...AWSOME!!!!!!! You know how depressed I was and they just made me call my mates and say "let`s have a wild one sunday evening!" Not THAT kind of wild *cough* Just dancing, playing some pool, the usual. But they actually made me feel alive again! words cannot thank you enough!

 I am stil waiting the results from my analysis so I`m trying to avoid staying at home all by myself.

I`ll be around more, I just need some time to set my life in order. Thank you for your wishes and support (I did check my blog this morning). Be safe!

All my love,

Chris

 


Vicki 
1/07/06 at 01:17 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Aaaargh!  What happened????  None of the hyperlink code worked!  What did I do wrong?  Sorry, Claudia!


Vicki 
1/07/06 at 01:12 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Alfan - so happy to hear you are coming this way!  There is nothing really exciting listed yet as happening in April, but as we get closer to that month, I will check and see if there is something that might be of interest and let you know. 

 

Will you be staying near Disneyland (Orange County) or will you be closer to L.A?  This attraction guide may be of use to you. 

 

You can also make arrangements ahead of time to be part of a studio audience for your favorite sitcom or talk show.  This page has many useful links to help you get in touch with certain shows.  Also check for ticket info on the webpages of the show you like. 

 

There are many music halls (Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Walt Disney Music Hall, Hollywood Bowl) and theaters (the Ahmanson, the Pantages) as well as smaller venues for more intimate plays. 

 

There are many museums, jazz clubs, comedy clubs, night clubs.  It just depends on what you like to do. 

 

E-mail me and let me know when in April you will be here and how long you will be staying.  That will give me a better idea of what to tell you. 

 

Reedpipe - what a wonderful husband you have!  He sounds like a "keeper"!  I hope it all works out for you. 


CatsPlay 
1/07/06 at 12:26 AM

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

Comments:

Awww, that really is sweet Reedpipe!


Dee 
1/06/06 at 11:26 PM

Comments:

Reedpipe - Ahhh...he's so sweet - but how disappointing! If I lived nearby, I'd babysit for the kids so you could go. Just call me "Grandma Dee"!


Reedpipe 
1/06/06 at 09:30 PM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Dee and Christina,

Hubby fessed up today that he had planned a "surprise" Romantic Evening for us on the 21st -- dinner and a play -- which he has NEVER done before. He had even arranged for my parents to come and watch the kids (he knows I wouldn't trust the baby with anyone else yet). Unfortunately my folks can't come now, so the night's off, but wasn't that sweet? Especially because the play was the very same Private Lives revival at the Long Wharf!
CatsPlay 
1/06/06 at 05:22 PM

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

Comments:

So, Printkey2000 doesn't work with a DVD?  I also use PowerDVD for DVDs but am trying to find a way that can capture higher res.  I'm beginning to think its not possible.


Claudia 
1/06/06 at 04:40 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I use PowerDVD to cap from a DVD and PrintKey2000 to cap from everything else.

Hope that helps.


CatsPlay 
1/06/06 at 04:22 PM

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

Comments:

Claudia,

 

What is that program that you said you use for DVD screen capturing, like a print screen thing I think you described.  I am trying to figure out if it is possible to make higher resolution screencaps.

 

Thanks!


Moro 
1/06/06 at 12:13 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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

Comments:
Forgive me.  I'm bringing this up here as creamuts has disabled the anonymous posting option on her LJ and I'm not an LJ member:

creamuts, if you're reading this, thanks for posting the wonderful story about your Nana!   I think it's wonderful that she's taking so much time and effort to record her memories for future generations.  I've been on a mission on and off to do something similar with my family.  I've got a huge collection of love letters that my late grandparents exchanged during WWII; I've been trying to piece together their early life together from that.  It's so important not to lose all that stuff.  It's why I always encourage people to write, even if they believe they can't-- everyone's got an important story to tell that can touch someone else's life in a profound way.

There you go:  Moro's tip for the day.  WRITE!  Tell your tale!  It's much more important than you might be inclined to believe it is.

(Hey, there's a good idea for a blog post.  I'm all over it.  *whips out pen...*)
Alfan 
1/06/06 at 12:01 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Good morning. Just catching up on all the posts here as i have not read them yet.

 

Dee, love your wallpapper and i agree with the voting thing too, i think we are just going to have to deal with the fact that there are more OB fans out there than AR fans. Although we i would have to say are a loyal bunch. I think that also OB are getting the majority of the younger votes  from the other candidates that have no chance of winning and maybe think AR is to old  or something stupid like that. Again i say that i think Alan would not be to upset if he didnt win this award but will be very honored to accept two Whatsonstage awards for best director and best play.

( i have voted numerous times on that one too, and its much more exciting to vote when you know its making an impact)

 

Vicki, what part of LA are you from if you dont mind me asking as i need to talk to someone as i am taking a trip down there in April  to Disneyland . I was there last year and saw a (dissapointing Walk of Fame)  and Universal Studio's (awesome), we drove down to the Queen Mary too. Thats all we had time to do but i was wondering if you knew of anyting inparticular that usually goes on in April in LA or if you know of anything i should see. Thanks.

 

 


Laura 
1/06/06 at 09:25 AM

Comments:

Dee, I received the same news in my yahoo alert.

I read the same article at least a couple of months ago while doing researches for Perfume , so I wonder why I receive them in the email only now; they were online since longtime. And they were the same article, almost with no difference, in many spanish sites reporting the same news 


Moro 
1/06/06 at 08:40 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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

Comments:
*Poink!*

Hi, Marlina!  Thanks for missing me.    I pop in and out still; I just don't post very much any more.

Phew!  So no one will chase me with torches and pitchforks, then, if I confess that I still keep forgetting to vote in the Hello poll.  Hey, at least Teh Man's running a very impressive second!  Waaay ahead of Sean Bean.  Poor old Sean Bean.  I thought he'd do better than that, actually.  He's muy tasty.  Mmmm, Boromir flavor.

Okay:  shameless self-promotion time, woop woop!  Well, actually not as such, because I don't know how interested everyone will be in the latest thing I posted, really (Thanks, CatsPlay and emteee!).  Of course, I am making you go to my site to find it.  So, hmmmmm.  But I wanted to at least point you all to the cartoon I linked at the end of the post, in the little blurb about Patrick Moore.  Just click "plays the xylophone," and watch the cartoon.  Trust me.  It's really cute. 

*Poof*

Christina 
1/06/06 at 04:09 AM

Comments:

I am so sorry Dee, I haven`t read your post here and poosted the link to the PL article on the main board too. I got it this morning in my inbox and I posted it before reading this board. Oh well...Great minds think alike!

 Sorry..

Chris


Vicki 
1/06/06 at 03:06 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Quote:
That is my first, and last, AR & Dee manip! Too creepy for me!! 

 

Ah ha!!..but I have evidence of another AR & Dee manip.  On my desktop computer I have a beautiful wallpaper - some of your first ARtwork - of Renoir's Moulin de la Gallette with you and AR dancing away in the background.  Have you been having so many cyber-trysts with AR that you are starting to lose track?? 

 

The prosecution rests  (Sorry, my husband is watching Law & Order while I'm typing this).

 

Oooooh, I got my Die Hard Palz delivered yesterday!  My "Final Showdown Hans" has a mini walkie-talkie, a brief case with little tiny bearer bonds and of course, a gun.  I was stunned and a little miffed at first when I opened up the "Yippie Kai Yay John McClane" because he had no face!!  I was ready to complain and send it back when I realized that his hair was on backwards!  Baa Haaa Haaa!  Just like legos, the hair is detachable.  I guess in the shipping process, his hair got turned around.  I know it's silly and juvenile, but I just love these little things (you'd never know I was 47 years old). 

 

 


Dee 
1/05/06 at 11:18 PM

Comments:

Claudia - Are these old news?  It seems that there's a revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives at the Long Wharf Theatre (performances begin Jan. 11). Here's the article address and a quote about AR.

 

http://fairfieldweekly.com/gbase/Arts/content?oid=oid:138557

 

Quote:
Some thought that the 2002 London and New York revival of Private Lives, starring Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan, went too far in finding a dark side to Coward's flip romantic comedy, in which a divorced couple find themselves in adjoining hotel rooms while on their respective honeymoons with new spouses. Rubinstein's rendition, led by Tom Hewitt (Tristan Tzara in last year's Long Wharf hit Travesties ) as Elyot, and Shannon Cochran (of last year's Off Broadway hit Bug ) as Amanda, should be livelier.

 

This was also dated today - talks about Barcelona and the filming of Perfumn. Nothing really new, but includes the Love Actually photo of AR dancing with Mia.

http://www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=81&story_id=21883&name=Why+Barcelona+is+the+favourite+film+locat ion

 

I didn't want to take a chance of posting them on the GB in case it was old news. Feel free to share if you deem it important.


Dee 
1/05/06 at 09:45 PM

Comments:

emtee - I should be able to send your package on Saturday! I'll post when I drop it in the mail!

 

I just watched TMD again. It's never been one of my favorites, but after reading the quote that Juliet thought Jamie was the character closest to AR's real personality, I wanted to see it again from that perspective. AR is so adorable -- a cranky snot, but adorable too! When he recalls their first night together, "when we kissed we were trembling so hard we couldn't take our clothes off" -- egads! The expression on his face!  And, of course, the poem...I never noticed before that he doesn't return her embrace after the poem.  Every time I watch the movie, I like it better and better!


Claudia 
1/05/06 at 07:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Nice paper, Dee!  The Sheriff is one sexy evil man!

 

Don't feel bad about being bored with the Hello vote. Once you realize that its an obvious waste of time, it tends to get boring.

 


Laura 
1/05/06 at 06:05 AM

Comments:

oohh, Laurie, I'm sorry about the virus to both you and your pc!

Hugs of good health and I hope your pc gets fixed soon!

Hello Dee, I like your works!


emteee 
1/04/06 at 07:51 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Welcome back, Laurie!

 

Nice one, Dee!  However, the man simply must accept the consequences of simmering as he does!

 

Kidding, just kidding . . .

emteee


Marlina 
1/04/06 at 06:34 PM

Comments:

Nice Dee


Dee 
1/04/06 at 04:50 PM

Comments:

I don't want to sounds like a "grumpy bugger" but I'm bored with the Hello voting. Here's something to get everyone's mind on more pleasant thoughts:

 



Laurie 
1/04/06 at 03:45 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Laura for the info and well wishes. My computer has a virus and so do I! LOL  Hopefully we'll both be as good as new in a week or two.


Laura 
1/04/06 at 01:14 PM

Comments:

welcome back Laurie, I hope you feel better very soon.

Region 1 is USA, region 2 is Europe


Laurie 
1/04/06 at 12:14 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Hey all, I have a really stupid question that I should know the answer to but I have the flu and can't think straight. DVD's and regions, is the U.S. region 1 and U.K region 2? someone here at work asked me the question and my mind is totally gone, can't remember.  Thanks!


Laura 
1/04/06 at 07:00 AM

Comments:

CatsPlay, can I have your email or can you email me please?

 


Satai Delenn 
1/04/06 at 05:41 AM

Comments:

Hi. I don't know if anyone's mentioned it in here but over at S.W.A.R.F. we were alerted to some great Perfume News! Looks like it WILL be released in the U.S. Now, WHEN it will be released is another story, lol. Anyway, here's the link:

 

http://movies.monstersandcritics.com/features/article_1072958.php/DreamWorks_2006_Movie_Preview_


Marlina 
1/04/06 at 05:11 AM

Comments:

Moro and Christina~ Miss you two already.. ahahaha..


Marlina 
1/04/06 at 04:59 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Christina~ I forgot where i read it but it said that the cause of the accident in 'Snow Cake' is, the Van that Alan drive in this movie was hitted by a Snow truck (I don't know how to say it in English but it's A truck that is use to clean Snow on road.)

 

And if anyone got the link... I am looking for the 'Snow Cake' article.. The one from SaultStar?? The article which Alan eating french fries... and there's a mention of Hot Tub scene..  

 

Dee~ Nice photo manip you got there!


WhoGirl17 
1/04/06 at 01:34 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.myspace.com/whogirl17

Comments:

Hey girls!  I've been away from all of you for far too long!  I promise on my Harry Potter calendar that I will be returning to the chat room this weekend!  Anyway, now that the holidays are over and the parade of house guests has come to an end, I've gotten around to posting another section of Showmance on my blog.  I think you all will enjoy this one (it's got plenty of Alex in it)   So enjoy and let me know what you all think!  Goodnight, sweet ladies.


CatsPlay 
1/03/06 at 04:58 PM

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

Comments:

Christina,

 

No, no, wait, don't vanish!  We will miss you!!  Please keep stopping in when you have a few minutes from your studies.  I will keep checking your blog for some updates, OK?  Don't forget about us!

 

ps.  glad you liked the SC pics!


Christina 
1/03/06 at 04:36 PM

Comments:

Hey Moro, I resent that! I *emphasize that please* liked your SW (and no, SW doesn`t stand for StarWars! ROFL) story! Not to mention when Warwick Davies stood you up! He he!

 

Oh and CatsPlay, I`m so sory, I just realised I didn`t thank you for those SC piccies! I liked them beyound MUCH! They`re great, I love to see set photos ! Those were nice teasers, weren`t they? And that accident scene really freaked me out! There is this route I use to go to a friend`s house and I swear that location in that photo resembles it in a very peculiar way! Too bad I can get AR to give me a ride too....WAIT! I still wanna live afterwards! Come to think of it, I wonder what causes the accident in the film.

 

Can someone tell me if there`s any Closet Land script out there? I didn`t find it at that site that CatsPlay posted a while back with the other scripts... And I could really use it, I got the film today and it was torture! LOL I mean it was torture the way I had to switch the volume all the time because now they`re showting, the next second it`s no more than a whisper, so I may have missed some dialogue bits.

 

I decided to take a break as well, so Moro (actually this goes for Dee as well! *waves joyfully* , warm up the pizza and pour me a cuppa coffee, cause I`m coming to visit the Lurker`s End! (trying to make a parallel with Spinner`s...failure! )

 I need a break from the internet for a while and this place would just keep me hooked! I need to focus on my studies for the time being, not to mention my house is a wreck! It could compete with Nina`s place and still win first prize! I`ll keep voting as often as I can although the way I see it it`s a hopeless case. Oh and Laurie, Sev, CatsPlay, Dee, Laura, emtee and everyone who`s a chat room regullar, drop me an owl whenever you set up a meeting in there, I`ll be sure to join, I miss yall!  Signing off....*waves wand and vanishes*

 

*P.S: Moro, I found that squirrel piccie I sent you by email in my inbox actually! Mom sent me that from work! Well she sends me NC17 jokes most of the time! ROFL! And yes, she is crazy and I inherit that! So be afraid! Be very afraid! *really vanishes now*


CatsPlay 
1/03/06 at 03:00 PM

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

Comments:

Moro,

 

I know how you feel.  No one  liked my 'Snow Cake wreck scene' photo post either.  I thought it was kind of cool, in an extremely creeped out kind of way.  Some days ya win, some days you don't, I guess!


Moro 
1/03/06 at 02:39 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh, and clearly waaay behind with the chat, now!

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

Comments:
Whoa!  I'm missing everything.  People have been talking to me on here and I haven't even had the decency to respond!  I'm sorry-- I haven't been around till now.  I may lurk back every so often, but I think it's been good for me to stay off the board.  I really, really can't get myself dependent on posting every day like I did before.  Moro needs to maintain healthier internet behaviors.  But don't forget to come visit me every so often, gals (and many many many thanks to those of you who have)!  Because I still miss talking to all of you.  (And no one seems very interested in my Stephen Hawking story!  I mean, I like my Stephen Hawking story.  I thought it was pretty funny.  )

Now then (ahem).  Claudia - Thank you for your kind compliment!    I had fun writing it.  The Hub was a little alarmed at first to see himself mentioned, but he's over it now-- apart from the bit where I gave him -4 Dexterity.  He thinks it should be higher.  I told him that I can't raise his points if he's got no rhythm.  Footwork's very important in combat.

Julie - Yeah, the Hub knows about the AR thing.  Actually I'm feeling a lot better on the whole since I told him, and revealed this secret double-life I've been leading.  For whatever that's worth!

Does that cover it?  I think I covered it.  Back to Deep Lurkdom.  *Poof!*


Claudia 
1/03/06 at 11:13 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee, your manip with AR was to cute!  Thanks for sharing it. 

 

I can understand how creepy it might feel though.  LOL

 

Darn, I still need to get the rest of the emoties uploaded over here! 


CatsPlay 
1/02/06 at 11:45 PM

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

Comments:

Dee,

 

Hmmm, well now that you descibe the sensation of being 'manipped with AR', I may just have to try it after all.....!


Dee 
1/02/06 at 10:48 PM

Comments:

CatsPlay & emtee - Glad you liked it. It was just a quickie manip -- AR with "Snape"!  I'm only a lurker on the GB now, but couldn't resist the temptation of posting it! Since others brought up the topic, I hope no one there gets mad that I joined in.

 

Funny...but seeing yourself manipulated into a photo with AR is...really weird...slightly uncomfortable....incredibly unsettling!   It's not real, but I can see him touching my arm. It's not real, but I can see his body pressed against my back. It's not real, but he could start biting off my buttons any second!

 

That is my first, and last, AR & Dee manip! Too creepy for me!!


emtee 
1/02/06 at 10:22 PM

What is your location? Rolling and dying!

Comments:

Oh, Dee!  That manip was hysterical!  I still wish we could figure out who did that original manip and why, but yours had me in stitches!

 

Power to the photoshoppers who manip with mirth!

emtee


CatsPlay 
1/02/06 at 08:23 PM

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

Comments:

Dee, you naughty, naughty, girl.  Just as I was adding a raving entry on my LJ about this whole photo manip thing, Dee the Snape woman has Alan touching her arm with Teh Hand!  GAH!


Satai Delenn 
1/01/06 at 09:02 PM

Comments:

Oh. Bummer. Well, lol. No wonder my AR wishlist on TIVO didn't show the program as one of his! lol.


Claudia 
1/01/06 at 08:52 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

CatsPlay, you're right.  I only meant the program is AR related because of the RADA link.  Sorry to have misled anyone. 

 


CatsPlay 
1/01/06 at 08:25 PM

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

Comments:

Satai,

 

I don't think Claudia meant AR was in the Shakespeare thing on PBS, I think she just said it was AR-related because of RADA, etc.  Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, otherwise I must RUN to my TIVO!


Satai Delenn 
1/01/06 at 08:12 PM

Comments:

Claudia,

 

that PBS special, is it for sure that Alan Rickman is in it? It's dated as 2006. I'm also frustrated because it airs tomorrow on satellite channel 384 but I don't get that channel. So I have to wait a whole week until it airs on my local PBS channel!!!!! ARGH!

 

And thanks for the alert Claudia!


Satai Delenn 
1/01/06 at 08:06 PM

Comments:

Christina,

 

Thanks for alerting me to what she was saying. I find it extremely interesting that she's gone back and deleted ALL her posts in the thread that you linked here.....

 

 

Anyway, on to Alan business. He is still trailing in the poll by about 3,000 votes or so. This is very depressing. But even if he doesn't win, at least WE all know that he is the most attractive man in the UNIVERSE!!!!!!!


Sabine 
1/01/06 at 06:26 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Carnivale is indeed a great show and it's too bad that it was canceled!  I didn't even realize that it was canceled until I went to a Con where they had a Carnivale panel. 

 

Nice message from Clancy Brown.  Thanks for posting the link, NativeMoon!


Claudia 
1/01/06 at 05:27 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

This is AR related:  Television alert for those who get PBS.  I was looking through my programming guide and noticed a very interesting show that airs tonight.  Each PBS affiliate varies a little so you may want to check your listings.  Here's the program description:

 

My Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet with Baz Luhrmann
Twenty non-actors from Harlesden, a predominantly Afro-Caribbean area of northwest London, stage a production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London's West End. They have just four weeks to explore Shakespeare's great play of love and loss. The production is directed by the Harlesden-born British actor Joseph Patterson and mentored by Australian film director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo+Juliet, La Boheme). The raw experience of the novice actors revitalizes an ancient classic, and the enduring message of the play has strikingly unexpected resonance with the cast.


 

This ought to be very interesting!


NativeMoon 
1/01/06 at 03:29 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Quote:
That is certainly the way to measure strength too. It's the people who can suffer those arrows and still stand up and go on that we should admire.

 

Amen, Dee - Amen - and thanks for that link. She is one of my LJ friends and has some great  AR items and quizzes (one of which I just got spot on LOL)

 

Lisa (Sev)


Rebecca 
1/01/06 at 03:11 PM

What is your location? dizzycity

Comments:

 

Dee---Hey thanks for that link to the LJ!

 

Soooooo good and hilarious and true

 

What a great New Year's Day present. 

 

~Rebecca (Snapeluster)


Dee 
1/01/06 at 02:47 PM

Comments:

Native Moon -

Quote:
You can always tell a trailblazer by the number of arrows in his back.
What a fabulous quote! That is certainly the way to measure strength too. It's the people who can suffer those arrows and still stand up and go on that we should admire. Thanks for sharing that


NativeMoon 
1/01/06 at 01:08 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

All fandoms can take note of this - Carnivale or not...

 

http://www.savecarnivale.org/html/management.htm

 

Quote:
There will always be a few RL CoDs out there with dubious agendas who seem hell-bent on creating controversy and dividing up the fans into nasty little camps.  Generally, these are small people who, steeped in a foul stew of chronic cowardice and underachievement, seem to believe
that tearing down is synonymous with building up.

So to Beth, Julie and Diane, I'll tell you what my dad told me once: You can always tell a trailblazer by the number of arrows in his back. This phase will pass as those folks find new whipping-boys.  In the meantime, stay the course and keep up the good work.
 


NativeMoon 
1/01/06 at 01:05 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

If that girl wanted attention she is certainly getting a lot of it here...

 

For anyone interested:

 

Re Carnivale: have a look at the following

 

http://www.savecarnivale.org/

 

http://www.tv.com/carnivale/show/11443/summary.html

 

And here is a message from Clancy Brown who plays Brother Justin - its great to see someone who feels passionate about what they do and isnt afraid to say it...

 

http://www.savecarnivale.org/html/management_clancy.htm

 

Its sad that having 'only 2 million' views is considered to be a failure...and that everything is still based on the Nielsen Ratings system which is certainly outmoded in this day and age...


Marlina 
1/01/06 at 11:39 AM

Comments:

I saw her too in OB's board..

She's confuse i guess..


Christina 
1/01/06 at 11:01 AM

Comments:
Well I was not surprised to find that adell98 or 89 or what ever on the IMDB board for OB! Mental if you ask me!
Satai Delenn 
1/01/06 at 10:58 AM

Comments:

Thanks Christina.

 

I replied to that one as well and reported that post too. She brings this on herself. I did not betray her, nor did I (or anyone at S.W.A.R.F.) ban her. As for this supposed friend on the other board? There are certain circumstances that were brought to my attention there that are extremely suspicious and it is my (and others) belief that there is no friend, that it is her. Too many of the posts she makes all have the same style to them no matter what name is used as the Screen name. She is young, she is angry at life, and she has decided that troublemaking will get her the most attention. I hope that one day she grows up. There is fighting because you believe in something and there is fighting because you want attention. She is in the category of the latter.


Christina 
1/01/06 at 10:38 AM

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

Comments:
Satai, that`s nnot the only one, there is another thread at this link, I found it by accident just now.
http://imdb.com/name/nm0000614/board/thread/32650339

And what`s with IMDB deleting posts that ask help for the hello vote over the other boards and leave THAT comment about you there? I don` know the rules but the whole thing is just too much for me.
Satai Delenn 
1/01/06 at 08:34 AM

Comments:

Christina,

 

Is this the post you refer to?

 

Quote:
by - adell98 21 hours ago (Sat Dec 31 2005 07:40:41)  


Ok, I know Marlina is from SWARF, but who else is? I hate them, kicked me off there for no reason and now that psycho Satai Delenn is accusing my Mom of being a 17 yr old girl who lives a thousand miles away....oooh I think SWARF is evil sometimes...  

 

If so, I have posted a reply to this post and also reported her for abuse. If this is Sue (whichever one of the sues that come to this board) then the girl is now posting as a fourth or fifth personality. This girl was a member of S.W.A.R.F. and started out as a nice person and got very insulting and defensive and rude towards the end of her membership. She began rubbing EVERYONE at S.W.A.R.F. the wrong way to the point that NO ONE there had any tolerance of her. She alienated herself there and took it upon herself to delete her own account after declaring that she no longer had an Alan Obsession. She then began posting at S.W.A.R.F. as a guest claiming that she was a friend of the original member (which several of us know to be a lie) and that she is now staying with the original member due to "personal problems". I find this interesting considering that at the time the original member left one of the many things she complained about was that she'd just recently lost all of her friends because they won't talk to her, etc. So where did this supposed friend come from? Another thing she claimed just before leaving S.W.A.R.F. the first time is that her parents didn't care about her and neglected her, etc. and now suddenly her mother is posting at S.W.A.R.F. also and claiming that she now shares her daughter's obsession over Alan? The same Alan obsession that the daughter said she no longer has? Interesting to say the least.

 

I and others at S.W.A.R.F. (and other boards this girl posts at) believe that all she wants is attention and will go to ANY lengths to get it even if it means attempting to destroy other people in the process because she may possibly be jealous of them or angry with them or whatever. She seems to be very disturbed and in great need of psychological help. I have been highly disappointed in her attitude towards everyone and life in general and find it interesting that she blames everyone else for her own problems and refuses to acknowledge the possibility that she brings her problems on herself.

 

Incidentally, no one at S.W.A.R.F. kicked her off. How could we? There were no mods at the time she left. She chose to cause trouble that got herself aliented. She chose to leave the boards and she chose to delete her own account. And yet now she wants to blame me and others for her own decisions and choices. In a way, besides being pathetic, it's actually amusing.

 

Thanks for the head's up Christina. I appreciate it. But outside of the post I made in response to this child, I'm not overly worried about it. She likes to cause trouble with people for the attention she gets from it and eventually, enough people will see that.


Claudia 
1/01/06 at 06:25 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Good morning everyone and happy new year!!!!  I hope everyone had a safe and happy night! 

 

 


NativeMoon 
1/01/06 at 05:31 AM

What is your location? Half Asleep in London

Comments:

Satai - I think you make a valid point .... taken in another context:

 

The allure of AR for me is that he is not the quintessential pretty boy - there are so many lauded thespians who get by more on looks than talent. They go for the safest, easiest choices cinematically and quite often their roles are little more than showcases for their looks.

 

The one thing I have always liked and respected about AR is that he doesnt play the game of cosmetic surgery and other insane procedures that the rich and famous are doing long before its even needed! I like the fact that he is, to those of us here, a very attractive man - but the components themselves are not perfect (like said teeth) and there is nothing wrong with that. He is the sum of his parts just like the rest of us. But what a package: its not just looks - its his voice, his manner, his expressiveness (even how he uses his body and hands), charisma and most of all undeniable formidable talent and intellect.

 

What he has money cannot buy or fix.

 

Its great even with a Hollywood profile he hasnt 'gone Hollywood'...


Christina 
1/01/06 at 05:07 AM

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

Comments:
Moro,Dee and CatsPlay - about that little talk we had on your LJs, I wrote an add up in mine as well. Yes, strange, isn`t it, how these thoughts sprinkled in our minds right about the same time...
Satai - on the IMDB board of OB that someone posted the other day on the main GB (I think it was Sue) I`ve stumbled upon a nasty refference to you, perhaps you should check it out before people buy that.

Satai Delenn 
1/01/06 at 01:15 AM

Comments:

Ok. Sorry if this isn't appropriate talk of the OOOA, but frankly, I find his crooked lower teeth alluring. I've often found myself wondering what it would be like to run my tongue over those teeth, those lips, etc. Sorry again if that isn't appropriate, but he is the OOMA/O (object of MY Affection/Obsession)!!!!!! And every so often I am just left wondering about things like that.

 

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE his talent and think he's a FABULOUS actor, but he's also just damn sexy! That is NOT going to change!


Dee 
1/01/06 at 12:42 AM

Comments:

I stumbled across a funny lj entry by serpenatrix. I don't know her but hope she won't mind if I share it. It's an hysterical salute to "teh nose". Warning: if you don't like Red Tango's stuff, you won't like this - so don't bother. I personally thought it was a hoot!

 

http://www.livejournal.com/users/serpenatrix/6477.html#cutid1

 

http://www.livejournal.com/users/serpenatrix/6477.html#cutid1


Dee 
1/01/06 at 12:23 AM

Comments:

Happy New Year! Hubby and I just finished watching Rasputin -- and he even liked it! But, for the first time he noticed AR's crooked lower teeth and was "shocked". Frankly, hubby seemed just a little too cheerful to point out the "flaw"!

 

And Lex, Are you kidding?! I'm not even going to tell hubby about the voting!

 

Hello Poll - I'm having torn feelings about the poll. Don't worry...I'm voting as often as possible and will check out that micro-voter-thingie that CatsPlay mentioned on the GB. But I still feel funny about it... Is this a legitimate, respected magazine, or is it a "yellow journalism" tabloid? Has anyone actually read it?


Satai Delenn 
1/01/06 at 12:00 AM

Comments:

Oh my! Lex, that's an AWESOME wallpaper! Thanks!

 

 

Happy New Year everyone! (one hour to go here).


Lex 
12/31/05 at 07:26 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:



Ach, that Voting's quite frustrating.
Bloom's still ahead. Well, thankfully we've got a couple days left...


Err... would someone mind telling me how your significant other half reacts to the whole voting thing ? Mine's quite pissed off by now. 
 
 
Lucy 
12/31/05 at 07:11 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Happy New YeAR!


Dee 
12/31/05 at 05:57 PM

Comments:

I'm here to apologize for my depressed, late night rambling last night. Goodness...I sounded like Marvin! So sorry! I swear from now on when I'm up late, I'll keep my complaints, profound thoughts and brownie cravings to myself!

 

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year! Hugs to all the regulars in the chatroom and a tip of the hat to Claudia!


Satai Delenn 
12/31/05 at 05:32 PM

Comments:

Happy New Year everyone!

 

BTW, AR is still down by 2,000 votes.

 


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


Laura 
12/31/05 at 08:47 AM

Comments:

I guess many of you will be busy celebrating the end of 2005 and getting ready for the 2006 so I wish you now a beatiful end and a great start of new year.

I watched this morning Quigley Down Under and I almost convinced my husband to watch this evening January Man, lol.

I wish you a year full of AR!!!

Laura


Julie 
12/31/05 at 08:28 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 Moro--Your blog was great!  Your hubby actually knows about your crush?  When there's an AR movie on tv, and my hubby comes into the room, he'll comment something like, "Oh, I see you're watching your boyfriend again."  But I don't think he has a clue how serious this infatuation is...  (Honey, if you're reading this, I'm only kidding!!)

 


Claudia 
12/31/05 at 06:41 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Congrats on your blog, Moro!   Your 2005 Smackdown is to cute! 

 

Yall, don't get disheartened about the vote.  We can do this and we will! 

 

 


Christina 
12/31/05 at 05:34 AM

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

Comments:

Marlina, Who and Moro, you are on my list! *wink* thanks!!

 

Moro - I posted a comment on your first post in your blog but when I tried to go back I just get a black (blank too!)page!! Buuuuuuu!!!! I tried opening it again and again! It won`t work! i`m gonna try again later though....

Dee, how`s the letter going?

 

We`he seriously slacked off on the vote...Maybe someone should email hello magazine to ask them how the counting system works...


Marlina 
12/31/05 at 03:39 AM

Comments:

VOTE Again and again and again!


Satai Delenn 
12/31/05 at 03:26 AM

Comments:

Quote:
Dee  
Today at 03:06 AM

Comments:

egads... it's almost 3am! I've been working on my *cursing colorfully* Famous ARt website but it's one step forward and two steps back! I know WHAT I want...but I don't know how to DO it!! AUGH!! *contemplating throwing this stupid laptop out the window*

THEN, I see that AR is behind 2,000 votes to Bloom. At first I was furious, but then my late-night-oxygen-deprived brain began to wonder... Does AR even know that we elected him the winner of the magazine's monthly vote? Did he ever acknowledge his win? Does he even know he's in this yearly election? Does he care? Would he be flattered or would he think we are insane?

 

Oh no Dee! We CANNOT think like this! Whether he knows or not isn't the issue! WE know how sexy he is and THAT is what's important! I think he'd be flattered at our devotion and opinion!

 

PLEASE! WE MUST KEEP VOTING AND TRY AND OVERTAKE THE ORLANDO BLOOM FANS!


Dee 
12/31/05 at 03:06 AM

Comments:

egads... it's almost 3am! I've been working on my *cursing colorfully* Famous ARt website but it's one step forward and two steps back! I know WHAT I want...but I don't know how to DO it!! AUGH!! *contemplating throwing this stupid laptop out the window*

THEN, I see that AR is behind 2,000 votes to Bloom. At first I was furious, but then my late-night-oxygen-deprived brain began to wonder... Does AR even know that we elected him the winner of the magazine's monthly vote? Did he ever acknowledge his win? Does he even know he's in this yearly election? Does he care? Would he be flattered or would he think we are insane? Are we insane? egads...

 

AND now the Food TV channel is showing is "best brownies in the world" that are made in Brunswick, Maine - where we used to live!! I WANT BROWNIES!!! Could I make a brownie run from Indiana to Maine and be home before hubby gets suspicious? *Mapquest says it's an 18-hour drive. Hmmm...hubby might actually notice my absence*

 

THEN, I read about all the wonderful things happening to people who post here -- and I'm thrilled to death for each of you! You each deserve good things and I'm sincerely happy that these opportunities are opening up for Native Moon, WhoGirl, and others! 

 

BUT, now my exhausted brain is thinking about what a crappy year I've had and 2006 isn't looking that promising...

 

I'm going to bed!! *pout*mope*snarl* If anyone in my family wakes me up early...I'm going to bite them!!! *promising to post an apology for my rantings tomorrow*


Marlina 
12/31/05 at 02:28 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Christina~ There ya go!

 

Gee! I don't think my heart could take this any longer... The gap become so big! almost over 2000!

Okay! I'll stop whining! *VOte again!* 


WhoGirl17 
12/31/05 at 01:59 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.myspace.com/whogirl17

Comments:

Hi girls!  Afraid I will probably not make into the chat room this weekend.  I've got two house guests I have to entertain, so I just wanted to pop round and send out a few messages.

 

Claudia-Beautiful space!  Thank you so much for creating it for us!  I second your nomination for sainthood.  Any got an in with Mr. Benedict?

 

Christina-Frankly, I'm flattered that you want to include my blog  So yes, I would be proud for you to link me!

 

NativeMoon-I knew you couldn't stay away for too long!  Congrats on everything.  See?  I told you things would start to look up.  It's all in the stars!

 

Everyone, have a happy and healthy New Year.  Here's hoping 2006 brings us all a little bit of luck (and maybe a literary agent )  Things are looking up for me at the moment.  A playwright friend of mine just got one of his show's picked up by a theatre and he's asked me to play the lead!  Much fun!  So I will let you all know further details as I get them, but right now, we're set up to start rehearsals in April and open in May with a very nice wage packet.  Oh boy, I need to get to bed.  Tomorrow's gonna be a long day!  Happy New Year, all!  I'll be back in the chat room soon! 


Moro 
12/31/05 at 12:24 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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

Comments:
Good morning.  I've been staying off the forum this week, mainly because I realized that I was online much more than was healthy for me.  As you'll notice from the URL line up there, however, I've begun a blog, which does nothing to improve the situation.  But it does give me a false sense of productivity.  It had a very successful first day's existence largely thanks to CatsPlay's kindly conceding to play with me; I hope some of you might come and do the same.  It's only vaguely AR-related, and mainly me doing what you've come to expect me to do, which I think is really more appropriate over there than here.  But I'd be very pleased to see you, if you care to join me.

Hope you're all well; have a safe and Happy New Year's.



And hey, Claudia, the new format does look really nice!  Very stylish.  Grey is the new black, y'know.

Satai Delenn 
12/31/05 at 12:14 AM

Comments:

Claudia,

 

This new book looks EXCELLENT!!! Thank you!!!!

 

On to other business.....

 

Alan is now down by over ONE THOUSAND VOTES!!!!

 

Orlando Bloom is getting 3 votes every SECOND!!!

 

It looks like people are using multiple browsers to vote. This SUCKS! I don't know how we can catch Alan up if this continues! I do not have multiple browsers and I'm not installing new ones just to vote. Sorry. If any of you have multiple browsers on your computers, PLEASE! Help out and vote using ALL your browsers!!!!!

 

This is just very frustrating! We do NOT want Bloom to win!!!!!


NativeMoon 
12/30/05 at 06:34 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Thanks very much for the kind welcome


emtee 
12/30/05 at 06:31 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Ta for the new format, Claudia!  Brilliant as usual!

 

Dee - You know my opinion:  Send him your nicely bound ARt with a gracious note!  I really do think he would find it interesting.

 

emtee

 

 


Claudia 
12/30/05 at 05:52 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh and welcome aboard here too, NativeMoon!

 


Claudia 
12/30/05 at 05:51 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

kathy, My Family is one of my favorite Britcoms!  I really like Robert Lindsay and he and Zoe Wannamaker really do have THE chemistry for that show.  Right now, BBC-A have been showing later series but if you ever are able to catch the first and second series, do....its funny!  Oh and the fellow that played Colin in Love Actually plays the oldest son Nick.  He's hilarious.  I think they tried to cut him after series 3 or 4 and there was a fan demand that BBC just couldn't ignore so they brought him back. 

 

AR's in the lead on the vote!!! Great work ladies! 

 

 


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 05:28 PM

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

Comments:

christina,

 

yes, I saw that link to http://www.rickman247.com, thank you so much!


Christina 
12/30/05 at 05:06 PM

Comments:
Yes we all got blogged! Catsplay, Dee and Native Moon (he he), I`ve added your blogs to my fav links, just a small sign of my undying apreciation for you guys! Marlina, can you post yours again? I`m also adding Who`s in he future, if she`ll agree And Moro, if you read this, I am looking forward to yours! Keep those fingers voting everyone!!!
NativeMoon 
12/30/05 at 04:58 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Its a testament to how much I really do love you all and the fun times to be had with you that I am back... out of difficulties very good things have come...

 

Loads of great things are happening. Editorial meeting with the magazine - I am now an Editor and am getting my Press credentials! WOO! Plus there is the rock star god of the britpop scene I am doing work for in preparation for his new release on EMI/Parlophone...

 

2006 will be a mad crazy year and I will be dog tired - but oh so happy!


Christina 
12/30/05 at 04:50 PM

Comments:
Sev, glad you`re back!!!!! Wow! do you remember this? "hysgdvjhabsfhrejajbvhdsfave" this is how I am now, from the vote and your triumphal return!
NativeMoon 
12/30/05 at 04:40 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Evening ladies,

 

Ooo nice new space.

 

The dead have arisen *evil*....

 

Life is not the same without you all...


NativeMoon 
12/30/05 at 04:40 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Evening ladies,

 

Ooo nice new space.

 

The dead have arisen *evil*....

 

Life is not the same without you all...


Dee 
12/30/05 at 03:36 PM

Comments:

Christina - Your blog looks great! Gee...everyone's got blog fever! Thanks for the fan letter suggestions. Guess I shouldn't mention my ability to bite off a button in one quick nip, huh?

 

Here's my alARmingly disARming lj

http://www.livejournal.com/users/deeindiana/


Laura 
12/30/05 at 02:10 PM

Comments:

Dee, I was missing your SQUEEEE

Claudia, the new forum is beautiful, thank you!

I keep voting for the Hello poll but Orlando Bloom has very tenacious fans! I forwarded the link also to my friends not interested on AR, a little help from friends won't hurt

Laurie, I'll miss you , I hope your pc troubles end soon, I like your post and your company in chat , when I'm able to join


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 01:55 PM

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

Comments:

Christina,

 

Your blog looks wonderful!!  And the vote banner looks great with the blue theme, thanks for using it!  It's exciting, lots of us have started blogs in the past week!

 

I am bookmarking your place now.


Christina 
12/30/05 at 01:43 PM

What is your location? Rainy Bucharest

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

Comments:

Ok just wanted to pop in and say the following!

1. Although I swore I`d never do it, here I am, starting my first blog! what can I say, I got really bored today and thought I might give it a go. After that I realised I don`t have the time to write in it!   But who knows, maybe, in the future!  Do you guys think it looks ok? For a novice I mean? I will put up some pictures and stuff there in he future but for today I said enough

 

2. Dee, I think you should be genuine, I think he would appreciate that the most! He probably gets all sorts of letters, from boring to well...pretty DIRECT to say the least. I think you should be serious but not TOO serious, write in a light-hearted manner, something that will catch his eye. And try to show what his work meens to you (yes, maybe you should leave the fact that his looks drive you crazy as well out of it! ROFL). But be careful not to sound hypocrite, I think he is well aware of the impact he has on the female part of his audience. I think you`ll do just fine! Let us know how it went! Hey and could you post the link to your LJ again, please? I cleaned up my history this morning and I`d like to keep that!

 

3. Oh come on!!!!!! WE can do this!!!!!! Let`s get him in first!!!!! (Oh I love this little "battle" we`re carrying!)

 

4. Claudia, this looks great!!!! Thank you oh so very much!


Laurie 
12/30/05 at 12:44 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Claudia, thanks so much for this new GB, I've said it before and I'll say it again, you're awesome!

 

I'm so bummed out because my computer at home is broke and I'm leaving work now and won't be back until Tuesday. (Unless I just happen to drive by the office and have a few minutes, in which case I'll HAVE to pop in to vote! LOL). I did get a chance to vote about 5 times today and I'll start right in again on Tuesday.

 

I'm gonna miss talking with you all and chatting this weekend. 

Have a safe and wonderful New Year everyone!   


Julie 
12/30/05 at 11:51 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

  Claudia, you're the best. As always!!

 

I'm home with a sore throat today.  Just my luck...  can't get that TMD line out of my head.

 

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! ~Julie

 

 


Claudia 
12/30/05 at 11:38 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

The old posts aren't gone, Dee.  They will be offered in an archive here soon. 

 

And squeeeee all you want! That's one of the points of this book.  *grin*


Dee 
12/30/05 at 11:25 AM

Comments:

wOw! Claudia spruced up the place! May I let loose a little "squee"?

squeeeeeeeeee!!!!

 

See, it was little!

But just because the old posts are gone doesn't mean you are all off the hook for telling me what you would write in a fan letter to AR! I really want to hear how you would express yourself. If your comfortable, write the opening sentence. Pretty please?!


Marlina 
12/30/05 at 10:30 AM

Comments:

Thanks Claudia! It's nice!

 

VOTE!!!


Thea 
12/30/05 at 10:13 AM

What is your location? NYC area

Comments:

 

Claudia, the Discussion Party looks great.  Your computer knowledge and diplomatic expertise know no bounds...

 

I am now back home and voting like mad .  Before I retreat back to lurkdom, I just wanted to say...

 

 Happy New Year's to All! 

 

 


CatsPlay 
12/30/05 at 09:26 AM

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

Comments:

Claudia,

 

HUGE thank yous!  It is so great to be back to the traditional format for this board!


Claudia 
12/30/05 at 09:07 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hello, everyone!  Glad you found our new location! 

 

This feels much more at home than the Bravenet board!!!  YAY!

 

I'll be working on getting the Discussion Party up to par with the Guest Book so I ask your patience just a tad longer. First order of business is to get the smilie bank filled! 

 

Enjoy!

 

 


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