(member since Nov 06, 2007)
You LOSTers crack me up! I'm only on Season 3 on DVDs so I didn't read your posts, but it's making me excited to watch another episode now...Yay!
About Sybil, I got the impression that she wasn't just too distracted to perform well. Didn't she say she bombed on purpose so she wouldn't be as in demand, so she could become a wife? Am I imagining that? I thought Dorian was utterly and inexcusably selfish there. He acted just like a 4 year old who has a favorite toy, but as soon as the toy breaks, he casts it aside.
You guys are so informative! I'm a big fan of random trivia, and I might try to use macaroni in a sentence...one that's not talking to my two year old.
I've never read those, but I totally want to join because of the name! Fabulous choice!
Count of Monte Cristo
Hah! Very astute and funny Meghan! I know a few people that are high on themselves too.
I KNOW Theresa! I couldn't believe that was him! I love Six also. She's so spunky! She's great enough that I can almost forgive her for being my hubby's celebrity crush.
Kara is...well, Kara. She's insane and unpredictable, and not always likeable, but she sure can act.
And does anyone think something is different about Roslin's face (i.e. botox or something)? She just looks...different somehow. Her eyes look pinched.
I so wish there would be more seasons after this one.
Thank you Meghan!! I loathed Chapter 11. I mean, it was interesting at first, and colorful, and definetely educational :=) but come on already! On to chapter 12!
Isn't it painfully ironic that Chief broke up with the love of his life when he found out she was a cylon, and now...He is too!
Got to love twists like that!
Good point Tom! It seems more like what a woman would do with her girlfriends, the whole "come see my new love interest." At least I for one spent a lot of time doing that when I was young!
The snarkiness (good word by the way) was funny to me, and in a much overdone way, they reminded me of the hero in Northanger Abbey (I've lost his name from my memory). Of course, that guy was delightful and LH was mostly just obnoxious, but the comparison stands. Especially some of the remarks about the "true" nature of women. However, the NA character said them as funny things more or less, and LH says them as inflammatory, disparaging, outrageous commentaries.
The movie is great so far (I'm only in the war part), it's wonderfully acted, but is anyone else thoroughly creeped out by young Briony? She seems to enjoy lurking in places and skulking around corners and dark areas...and she walks lurchy!! ~ I know, that's not really a word :-)
I know that she has to do some of that as her character was very observant and watchful, so maybe the young actress is just that good! In that case, bravo!
Never thought about it a whole lot, but those are great suggestions Charity!
This was a wonderful book, but I don't know what to say about it for some reason.
One part I especially loved is the perfect mirroring of Francie watching girls get ready to go out on dates and the sullen little girl watching Francie get ready. "My name ain't Francie!...And you know it, too!"
There's some sort of literary term for that, is it maybe 'inclusio'? I'll have to look that up...
"inclusio is a literary device based on a concentric principle, also known as bracketing or an envelope structure, which consists of creating a frame by placing similar material at the beginning and end of a section" ~~~thank you Wikipedia!
OK, this book was out at my library, and I'm cheap! so I just got it a few days ago and finally finished it. I agree with so many of you that the first 100 pages or so just draggged! But it did get much better. The laptop idea is great Meghan, I enjoyed the book way more after reading all of your notes. So many things I didn't realize while I was reading, like (don't laugh!) Paige Turner. I promise I'm not dim or anything, I guess I just didn't read it well enough! My favorite part was by far the bits where she was actually inside Jane Eyre.
Hades was a great villain, but almost ~too~ villainous. I don't mind sci-fi, but it was bugging me that he was like the king of bad guys, impervious to everything. But I guess with what we knew about him not having a reflection or a likeness on camera (like Spike's foes), I should have guessed that his weakness would be that of werewolves. Boy it sure was handy that she kept the silver bullet available all of those months that she was living in the book for just such an occasion!
Thursday was spunky and great, but like others, I wish Fforde had pursued poor Bowden's angle before marrying her off to Landen. It did seem too neat that they wrapped up the romance part like that, but it's satisfying in how it parallels Jane Eyre. And can you even imagine having the gift that Mrs. Nakijima had??? How fantastic!!! It brings whole new meaning to the phrase "escape into a good book".
I know Wide Sargasso Sea wasn't discussed here much, but let me just say that this Rochester was much preferable to that Rochester.
Can I just say I love watching this group grow virtually every day. The secret's out how fabulous we all are!
Erie, I start weeping copiously every time I hear/watch (and apparently read) that scene. Thanks for sharing it!
Tiffany, that one's so great!
I am enjoying reading this book too. Sarah, you're totally right, with the idolizing then resenting. He's got some kind of hero worship going on, at least until.........
he discovers that he and Finny are competing and that Finny is trying to bring him down by wrecking his academic career. My question at this point was, was Phineas really that way? Or does Gene condemning him that way say more about Gene than it does Phineas?