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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Snowy on Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:31 am

I tried to, but Mum kept turning them back on cos she kept needing to do stuff. I offered a large amount of candles (you know how many I've got, Voyd), but she refused.

On the other hand... Is turning off your lights for an hour really doing much? People will still be using their air cons, TVs, radios whatever. I suppose it does help a tiny little bit... We should all go plant trees or something, hehe.

Oh, and speaking of candles, apparently normal candles aren't good, you have to use beeswax candles cos there's less/no carbon emissions from those. I don't get it.
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Ruby Falls on Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:50 am

We have no candles in the house so I read by the last light of the sun and then just sat around with my thoughts. It wasn't too bad.
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby שועל on Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:44 am

Voyd: brining back some Alice in wonderland memories perhaps....


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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Voyd on Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:49 am

heeeeeeeeeeee, candles :D

Well, I guess it's a start... :shifty:

Heee, Alice in Wonderland! I have a shirt that reminds me of Alice in Wonderland... it's a really nice blue :)
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby שועל on Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:41 pm

I have a shirt that says evolution kills, and follows the evolution of a reptile to chicken and the chicken being cooked.
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Ruby Falls on Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:52 pm

Annie practice went well. We finally have a Sandy.
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Wildekarrde on Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:54 am

I made Latkas! I love Latkas!!!
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Ruby Falls on Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:20 pm

Oh, I love Latkas. Yay for having Jewish friends!
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby שועל on Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:02 pm

And they are good for you! Depending on what you cook them in of course.
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Ruby Falls on Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:34 pm

Re-reading the Harry Potter books is always fun. I find something that I'd looked over before every time.
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Miri on Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:12 pm

sometimes rereading them just makes me mad, because her writing style bothers me...
and harry has too much angst
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Snowy on Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:00 am

I completely agree with you Miri. Harry's just an angst-filled guy... The last book in particular annoyed me most, because he just got angry at everyone.
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Ruby Falls on Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:19 pm

Yes, he is rather angsty, but I still enjoy the books.
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby שועל on Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:49 pm

I thought was why he was so popular?
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Miri on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:06 pm

Ruby Falls wrote:Yes, he is rather angsty, but I still enjoy the books.


I enjoyed the books also, they we're very good but harry got a bit over the top... a lot

שועל wrote:I thought was why he was so popular?


Harry is down with my least favorite characters in the series because he just bothered me so much :P Idk, thats just my opinion
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Voyd on Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:15 am

Definitely agree with you; Harry narked me off so much, and I found JK's writing style immensely immature...

Plus, I hated how she killed off all of the character development for characters like Draco Malfoy just because she didn't like how people liked him better than they liked Harry. :-? Yeah, he was a bit troubled, but he had a busload of pride, which would not have let him act like he had.
I do, however, like that she got him to try and save one of his cronies (I forget which one. Bah!)
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Miri on Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:32 pm

She introduced so many characters that deserved character development and got none.
I think, yeah, she favored Harry way too much in that regard. If she was going to create so large of a cast she should have been ready to work with all of them.
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Wildekarrde on Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:49 am

They were fun reads, and you have to remember they were originally intended as children's books, and kind of got out of hand. Harry was very angsty, but then again, if for a good portion of your life you lived in a cabinet under the stairs... I'm gonna guess you'd harbor some resentment towards the world, especially at middle school age, when you already hate the world :P Anywho, she did seem rather... unfulfilling... in her later books especially. She seemed to shirk off a lot of characters in favor of her favorites just because. Oh well. If you don't like it, write your own book, I'm trying to!
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Voyd on Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:49 pm

Haha, me too WC! :D except it's very slow going at the moment...

Uni's back tomorrow! D: I still have three things left on my list: I have to edit someone's story, write the first draft of my script and design a city... but I got 11 things crossed off?
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Re: What's great thread.

Postby Ruby Falls on Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:13 pm

Honestly, I don't like Harry a whole lot. I do agree that some characters did get left in the dust. My favorites are Fred and George. They broke my heart in the end. Call me weird, but I take stories in a very emotional way.

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