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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Mar 29 2007, 18:56

Yes, I am soooo bored with it. It's only fun the first day :disagree:
You live around Falen right? I'm on the waiting list for one around there - close to work and all :D

Generally Odense C. Gotta be in the mid of the town. And fairly priced ;)
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Postby Paulus1 » Mar 29 2007, 18:59

Fairly priced and mid of town doesn't go together very well you know.
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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Mar 29 2007, 19:04

With to m's? :devious:

Actually, it's much easier to find what I'm looking for than I thought it would be. But alot of the people I write simply don't answer me :disagree:
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Postby Paulus1 » Mar 29 2007, 19:10

Everyone can't be as perfect as you with regards to spelling ;|
Have you considered becoming a teacher??

Back on topic, the only thing I'm reading these days are all the boring papers necessary for buying a house, like the deed, mortgages etc :(
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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Mar 29 2007, 19:12

No. I don't like children.

It's fun to just live somewhere. To have to find some new place to live is hell!
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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 29 2007, 19:23

Milla aka. the Slayer wrote:With to m's? :devious:


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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Mar 29 2007, 19:26

You have cookies? :D
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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 29 2007, 19:28

We used to... i ate them all, coz i'm evil. :devious:
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Postby Caradoc » Mar 29 2007, 21:40

Corribus wrote:Didn't Jackson turn down The Hobbit? I'm not sure how the Silmarillion could be turned into a movie...


Jackson and New Line got in a lawsuit over DVD money, I believe.

As to Silmarilion, there may be enough there. After the original publication, Christopher incorporated a lot of new material to produce his multivolume History of Middle Earth. It would be possible to draw the main continuity from the Fall of Numenor with other material used as flashbacks.
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Postby Corribus » Mar 29 2007, 21:43

Caradoc wrote:As to Silmarilion, there may be enough there. After the original publication, Christopher incorporated a lot of new material to produce his multivolume History of Middle Earth. It would be possible to draw the main continuity from the Fall of Numenor with other material used as flashbacks.

Yeah but don't you think it is too expansive for a movie? Too much like a history. There's really not much of a plot, after all. Just a lot of people and places and events.
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Postby asandir » Mar 30 2007, 11:41

cause it got lost ....

SU wrote:and on to good news, I got a copy of The Halflings Gem and have reserved the Legacy and Starless Nights .... these continuations any good?
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Postby Veldrynus » Mar 30 2007, 12:13

Corribus wrote:Yeah but don't you think it is too expansive for a movie? Too much like a history. There's really not much of a plot, after all. Just a lot of people and places and events.


Maybe a serie? ;|
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Postby Caradoc » Mar 30 2007, 21:05

Veldrynus wrote:
Corribus wrote:Yeah but don't you think it is too expansive for a movie? Too much like a history. There's really not much of a plot, after all. Just a lot of people and places and events.


Maybe a serie? ;|



I agree there couldn't be a linear narrative covering the entire history, even in a trilogy. But you could take three of the better developed stories, such as Beren and Luthian, and do a movie on each with the rest used as framing. 2001: A Space Odyssey worked pretty well this way.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 30 2007, 21:18

Caradoc wrote:such as Beren and Luthien,


Yes, because half an hour of "woman on horse singing her way around Mordor" makes for such captivating film-making.
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Postby Caradoc » Mar 31 2007, 4:09

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Caradoc wrote:such as Beren and Luthien,


Yes, because half an hour of "woman on horse singing her way around Mordor" makes for such captivating film-making.


If Quenton Tarontino directed, I bet it would be.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 31 2007, 14:49

Caradoc wrote:If Quenton Tarontino directed, I bet it would be.


But only coz she'd have Sonic Scream powers....
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Postby Metathron » Mar 31 2007, 17:58

Beren and Luthien would make one heck of a movie. It's got it all: hot chicks, talking dogs, supernatural villains, shiny jewels and more! B-)
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Postby asandir » Apr 2 2007, 5:54

I'll take that as no recommendation then .... :)
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Postby gravyluvr » Apr 6 2007, 14:27

Doing some biographies....

Just finished one about Johnny Unitas (Famous American football player) and just started Genghis Kahn - The Emperor of All Men (Harold Lamb).

Harold Lamb's writings about Kahn - although very old (1927) - captures the greatness of Kahn because he tends to be able to see through the ignorance of the Eurpoean storytellers who would have had no idea of the Mongrols ideals and needs. In addition, Kahn is just so interesting and mysterious.

Eventually I'll go into another Sci-Fi/Fantasy book, but bios intrigue me.
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Postby Caradoc » Apr 7 2007, 6:45

I'm reading a book called the Brotherhood of Bell which is about the Nazis' explorations into 'scalar' physics. The Bell was a contraption with two rotating mercury coated cylinders spinning at high speeds in a ceramic shell, what the author calls a mercury vortex engine. The result was an anti-gravity field that may be the technology behind UFOs. Continuation of the Nazi movement after WWII is a subject I have been interested in for many years and I am firmly convinced it is true and still being felt. It appears that at the end of the war, they were pretty far along to the road to the nuclear bomb and that some deal was made for the US to acquire enough enriched uranium from them to make the first bomb. It is well established that the Eastern Europe branch of the CIA was the former Nazi operation. And of course the US space program was run by former Nazis. Nazi occultism is another fascinating study.

I wonder if anyone else has looked into this? If you want, I can tell you a lot more.
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