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Well Happy Birthday to you Sherry! At my time it's presently 10h23 am in Montreal. I hope you have a wonderful day full of pleasant surprises and many wishes come true. 50 is such a great age! I have a friend turning 50 in April and she's making a great b-day party for herself, inviting all her friends and family. It'll be the first time she actually celebrates this day in her life, can you imagine that?

And what is this about a party for TJ? Of course I know his b-day's tomorrow, but i wasn't aware of the party...real or virtual? If it's virtual I'll come, if not, well, I'm stuck here in North America, sorry!

And hello to you too Sharon, thanks for the welcome!

Chat later,

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Thank you very much, Marie-Claude, but it's actually not my birthday. :D It's our esteemed forum moderator Steph's birthday! (Her user name is ThyneAlone.) At this point it's probably late afternoon for her over there in England (I think she and I are about 6 hours apart, so that would mean it's about 3:30 in the afternoon for her right now), so I hope her family is throwing her a huge party with all sorts of silliness. :dance:

Switching subjects, I like what you had to say about the geishas. Reminds me of a good friend of mine, who finds them fascinating -- she has often said that Hollywood and books often get it wrong when they talk about or use geishas as characters. From what I understand it, they're not meek, bashful 'consorts' or prostitutes (as films often say they are). Rather the opposite -- they're pretty much 'Renaissance women,' are they not? Artists and philosophers, dancers and writers, cultured women who speak many languages and travel and discourse on many subjects? Do I have that correct?

At any rate, I think it's lovely that you want to be an artist. Frankly, I say, if you're painting or drawing or doing whatever form that makes you an artist, you are an artist. :D Just because you have other tasks or titles or jobs to do doesn't take away from the fact that you also are an artist. I say, embrace your creativity! Go for it! And if we get to see your work someday, that would be really cool.
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Hi again Marie-Claude, Well TJ might be having a real party, but we are having, of course, a virtual one! The thread is in the Talk TJ section, right at the top. Feel free to drop in whenever you get a chance tomorrow to join in! Because of all the time differences, we'll all be dropping in at different times of day.

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oopsie! Well, Happy birthday Steph! So sorry about the mix-up, kind of a newbie here, lol! :lol:

So many "s" names here: Sherry, Steph, Sharon...I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon, lol!

Well, I'll definitely make it for tomorrow, not sure when though. Take care everyone!

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Hi Sherry,

Speaking of Geishas, yes it's true that they are (or were, as the art of being a geisha has basically gone up in smoke and tourism unfortunately) artisans more than anything else. Their life was hard, competitive and their time in the limelight short. In that way they resembled prostitutes because as they aged they were no longer found desireable to look at by their patrons. The only other thing that resembles the prostitute's life was that their virginity was auctioned off to the highest bidder, and afterwards they had a Dana (not sure if I spelled that out correctly) acting like a patron of sorts, supporting them.

I became interested in them at a young age. My sister, who's 9 years my senoir, did a project on them for school and told me all about her research. Then, when I read "Memoirs of a Geisha" I was hooked! But i was slightly disappointed to find out that the book (on which the amazing movie is based) is actually written by a man! Who could have known! He did a great job, but still, it felt slightly intrusive that a man should know and be able to write about this, even if on a purely fictional basis.

The art of being a Geisha was once considered a mystery of the orient, and their world was secretive. They did not disclose any secrets about their trade or routines. In a way, I loved the movie for its' brilliant rendition. So often a movie based on a book will miss the mark, but this one was as close as you could get to actually reading the book. But at the same time, it was one more assertion that the mysterious aspect of the Geisha is truly a part of history now. It's sad in a way, why can't some things just be left unexplained?

Well, that's all for now....ciao!

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Hi there MC! Thanks for the birthday wishes. Everyone here has been absolutely amazing (thank you Sharon for the thoughtful and fun e-card!), and at home as well! My husband has just gifted me the most beautiful, stunning designer limited-issue teddy bear you can imagine. As many of the others know, I make teddies, and am still an avid collector of the rare and unusual. My elder son has come home from uni to see me (fabulous present, that), and he and the younger one have got me a pile of Doctor Who stuff. Work at school was marvellous, with all the kids somehow having found out - good wishes and gifts all day! A Spanish colleague got me a gift for every decade ('great! Eight presents!' said one of my smart alec pupils.) One of the cleaners decorated the whole office with banners and threw in a bottle of wine for good measure (no, not literally, silly - that would have been messy!).

The virtual party. I am going to try to be around tomorrow between 10.30 and about midday GMT in case any of the Brits/Europeans are dropping in, and then probably late afternoon, 4-6.00-ish, to see if the pond cousins have started merrymaking - that's very early for the people like TJ I know, but we live in hope! I'll stay longer if I can, but I suspect a literal party tomorrow night!
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Hi Steph,

So glad you had a nice birthday! wow, it sounds like everyone you know got involved someway! nice.

So how many teddy bears do you own? And how many have you made yourself? Here in Montreal, at the old port, there's a store known quite literally as the teddy bear factory. you can choose which kind of animal you want, what it will wear, what color, how much filling you want and then you can even add on a name tag too!

I'm thinking of making a bunny, named "Jack" (as in Jack Hodgins but also Jack rabbit ;) ) and dressing him in a blue lab coat. Or is that a little too "Silence of the Lambs" ish? hmmm...waddaya think?
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Hi all!

My name's Tiina and I popped in to introduce myself. I admire TJ's talents as an actor and his versatile roles on screen and that's why I'm here :D .

I'm 26 and I live in Finland, so not that close... :wink:
I like singing, walking in nature and playing with my boys (1,5 and 3,5 years).

If you ever happen to visit Finland, I come to the airport welcoming you:)
If interested, ask more:)
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woooah, Tiina! Finland! That is such a fantastic sounding place. You sing? That's one of my interests too, I belong to 2 choirs. What kind of music do you like to sing?

I remember when my boys were the age of yours. It's a great stage, make the most of it. It's really good to see you here.

Marie-Claude, I have about 60 proper collector bears. They aren't old ones but they are old and unusual designs. I make bears when I am on holiday, for relaxation, and mostly give them away as presents or to charity; I only earn money on commissions, and even then I don't charge much. In my special 'bear room' at home - a very small bedroom with lots of wall shelves - I keep about 50 of my own creations all the time, making new ones as quickly as I give them away. I started making the toys 21 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child, and now I buy materials mail order from specialist suppliers and have even designed 7 patterns of my own. Bear Factory shops are fun, but they don't interest me as the animals are mass-produced, even with the level of character that the maker can give them; they are not my kind of bear. I've sometimes bought bear factory clothes to dress mine in though.

I reckon a bunny is a great idea. Silence of the Lambs would never have occurred to me if you hadn't mentioned it. Go for it!!
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Hi Tina, I'm Marie-Claude. I'm pretty new here too (just joined yesterday) but I'd like to say hi anyway.

I'm curious, what was the first thing you saw TJ play? Was it a commercial, a small role in a movie or was it on Bones?

I remember seeing him in Erin Brokovitch waaaay before Bones, but i never put 2 and 2 together until I came to this site! Then I found out and i really laughed! i was amazed at his versatile abilities!

Well, I'm off, hope to chat with you some more another day. come back tomorrow, there's a virtual party going on for TJ's b-day :)

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My first post was in the virtual party thread, but I want to introduce myself here also.

My name is Martina and I'm from Germany. Bones is shown here since quite a while, but as it starts past ten pm during the week I nearly never watched it. I saw 2 or 3 episodes and thought it's pretty good, but I anyway decided not to watch it regularly. Then about two or three months ago, the season 1 DVD was offered to a special price, so I bought it. In the meanwhile I have season 1 and 2 on DVD and since Thursday they broadcast new episodes (I think the second half of season 3, which means I still don't know the first 10 to 12 episodes of that season). I sure will watch every episode from now on.

I really love this show and TJ is just brilliant as Jack Hodgins. Searching for some information about the actor TJ Thyne I found this side a few days ago. I was lurking a bit since then but haven't read all topics yet. It looks like a great place, also the main side is fantastic. So I thought I join the fun in here.

I learned and worked as an industrial clerk for several years. Right now I am working in an accounting department. I am 37 years old, will be 38 in a few weeks. I am single and have no kids. But I have a great family, wonderful parents, brothers and sisters, nephew, niece...

Oh, and by the way - a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY Steph!
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Hello Lonia! Welcome to the site! I saw you posted in the party thread, glad you decided to introduce yourself over here too! Anyway, I'm Sharon, decorator of the site :mrgreen: and I'm 41 and a student with about two years left to go before I get my degree. Not married either and no kids but I also have a great family! We have some things in common. I live in Texas in the US. Glad to see you and glad you like the site! Hope to hear more from you!

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Hallo Martina! HERZLICH WILLKOMMEN!

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Hello to everyone!!

Im new here, I love Tj and Bones!!!!!! im so addicted Bones hahaha.. :mrgreen:
My name is Sandy, i have 24 and im from Spain... im studying Biology.. i hope finish this year if all goes ok.

im glad to stay here... and meet you.

i want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TJ!! i hope you have a wonderful day..

Regards and hugs.
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Hi Sandy,

Welcome have fun here :D


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Hi Sandy! :text-welcomewave:
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Thank you so much :D
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Thank you, Sharon and Simone.

Welcome Sandy (Wow, a lot of names in here that start with a "S"). I also joined today. It's a great board with fantastic people.

Great decoration of the site, Sharon. Good Job!!
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There are a lot of us with S names here. Steph, Sharon, Sherry, Sofi, Simone, and I think there is a Sarah, and now a Sandy!

Welcome Sandy!! So glad you joined us!! We are rockin' now with members! WOO HOO!! TJ will be proud.
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Thanx so much for the welcome Lonia and Sharon!!

wow hahah yeah a lot names with S :lol:

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