Whoa! I'd love to visit Chicago, sounds a great place from what I've heard. But school starting soon? Not fun. We aren't back till the start of September and I have quite enough to occupy me till then! Are you looking forward to the new academic year? Or not, as the case may be?!bonesaddict11 wrote:I just got back from Chicago. My summer has been a little busy. And school starts soon.
That is sweet of you, Sherry, and I'm happy if it reassures you that I - we - care. I guess maybe it's not so adolescent as I thought! You must have looked back at your youthful writing at times and been a little distanced, critical and ironic about the way it reflected your obsessions and personality at the time. But perhaps some feelings are universal however old you are? Remember we all have faith in you, hon.Sinkwriter72 wrote:It was very moving, Steph. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry with me. I appreciate it more than I can say.
Well, Sherry, I feel that nothing really happens in my life lately! Same job - sometimes a bit boring, but great co-workers and a great boss! Altogether I like it - but I am going through the motions - as BUFFY sang it! When I was younger I always wanted to live and work in the USA. I still have that thoughts from time to time. Never act on it! Because then I ask myself is it really better to live in the USA. I don't know and I think I don't have the courage to find it out.Sinkwriter72 wrote:
How have you been lately?
I did a lot of shopping. =) of course. and went to some museums. Oh, and i saw this thing called the blue man group. perhaps you've heard of it? It was sooo absolutely, incredibly, amazing!!Sinkwriter72 wrote:So, did you have fun in the city? What did you do while you were there?
Eek. I have less than two weeks before school starts. And I'm kind of looking forward to it, but at the same time not wanting to wake up early every day. But I think this is going to be a good, new and exciting year!ThyneAlone wrote:Whoa! I'd love to visit Chicago, sounds a great place from what I've heard. But school starting soon? Not fun. We aren't back till the start of September and I have quite enough to occupy me till then! Are you looking forward to the new academic year? Or not, as the case may be?!
Rebecca, how was Comic Con? You were there only on Sunday? What did you see, or whom have you met?
You went to Chicago recently? Did you happen to go to the Art Institute (as seen in Ferris Bueller)? I went to Chicago for the first time back in early June for a business trip, and managed to fit in a few evening jaunts to places of interest, including AI. Surprisingly (for me), it was free on Thursday and Friday evenings to the public at the time.bonesaddict11 wrote:I did a lot of shopping. =) of course. and went to some museums. Oh, and i saw this thing called the blue man group. perhaps you've heard of it? It was sooo absolutely, incredibly, amazing!!
Rebecca - Color me "green with envy" on your trip to the SDCC. I'm succumbing to the Con next year. It seems like too much fun to miss. I have buddies that go, and I have a few outfits I can don while out there. (Firefly - Kaylee, Indy - Marion)
We haven't got round to the X-files film yet, but we did take the sprogs to see Dark Knight last Friday. I personally like Batman films on the whole; there has been some absolute outright nonsense, but even that has been good for a laugh for someone brought up on the camp sixties TV series.skftex wrote:I have to agree about comparing the movie to the Dark Knight, which besides the reasons you listed, it also has that added draw of being Heath Ledger's final movie and I know I've heard MANY people say that's the only reason they went to see it-though almost everyone seems to have enjoyed it no matter the reason why they saw it. It's not my kind of movie, I'm probably one of the few people that has never seen ANY of the Batman movies!
Definately - I'll be keeping in touch with those in the know so I can get a three or four day pass. As for the costumes, I may go "mundane" a day or two and then play dress up the rest of the time. In the past (the one or two cons I've been to) I've gone sans costume (jeans, t-shirt) and felt a little out of place.begolden wrote:As for Comicon, just remember to check online often to see when registration goes on sale. Every year the four day passes seem to sell out sooner and sooner. Sounds like you might have a real dilemma who to dress up as--maybe a different character each day? Half the fun is looking at all the people in costume. I don't dress up for Comicon, but I used to back in the day (1980s) while attending Star Trek conventions!
I caught The Dark Knight a week or so ago. It wasn't a mindblowing, jawdropping experience for me, and I agree with you that Bale's interpretation of "low, mysterious tone" for The Bat is a bit grating. I enjoyed Heath's Joker, though I got more of a kick out of Jack Nicholson's version (and I like Burton's series quite a bit more).ThyneAlone wrote:..Christian Bale's affected husky whisper), which always irritates the hell out of me.
The book's been occasionally dry, but for the most part has fun, interesting, colorful pirate stories. I'm barely past the first chapter, so I'll have to let you know as I read more.IntempestaNox wrote:You'd think me being into a pirate site or two would gradually push me towards reading Under the Black Flag, but I haven't read it just yet. I'll likely pick that up from the local library, along with whatever books and articles I can find on spice trading (as in East India Trading Co) and apothecaries in the 18th century. I need to brush up on this sort of history for reenacting (first time) in December. Should be alot of fun.
Patrick Stewart?? *drools* I've heard that many women's 'older man' fantasies usually involve Sean Connery, but for me it's either Morgan Freeman or Patrick Stewart. Heeee. Love, love, love Patrick. I'm so jealous of you and your theatre tickets -- David Tennant and Patrick Stewart; that is so incredibly cool. It's funny you mentioned it too, because I just saw an ad for that production of Hamlet online today and wished with all my heart that I could go. I didn't even know Patrick was going to be in it, too! Now I'm doubly sad.ThyneAlone wrote:Sherry, don't judge Doctor Who by Tom Baker. He was the one who put me off for years after I'd enjoyed Troughton and Pertwee. I found him really annoying, almost sensing what seemed like a sly mockery of the character at times. Chris Eccleston brought me back to it and David Tennant has done equally great things for it. We are planning to go and see him do Hamlet at Stratford during our autumn half term with Patrick Stewart as his Claudius! Really looking forward to that.