Topic Do you believe in ghosts?
22 Jul 2014 14:28
Yes I do believe in them.
Grew up in a house with one. We believe was my great great aunt, lots of cold spots, or the same one that moved with her whim. Music in the night, violin to be exact as she was a professional player and she walked down the hallway at 2am every morning. The people who bought the house couldn't handle it and sold on again quickly.
Also been in another house with a poltergeist, seen a porcelain vase literally fly off a mantelpiece and hit the wall on the other side of the room at speed and not break. No strings or any apparent way for it to move.
so I am very open to the existence of ghosts, alot if the hype though is just that. They are easy to move on if you want, a blessing can do it easily.
Topic Golden age of TV or just rehashing of ideas in a new package?
09 Jul 2014 17:11
Now we have supposedly entered a new golden age of television, with show after show reaching new heights of brilliance. Clever script writing, plot and character development becoming more tangled and intricate as watching habits change to the binge variety. Allowing things that would never of seen the light of day even five years ago.
I have just rewatched a great Australian series called "Rake", and found out they are remaking it for the American market.
Why do the American television networks have to buy the rights to over seas television series and remake them? Is it snobbery in the belief they can do it better, or is it just the belief that American viewers wouldn't be able to grasp foreign accents? It isn't just this series, it happens all the time to greater and lesser success.
Any ideas as to why would be greatly appreciated.
Topic Dr Who
19 Nov 2013 15:21
I can admit this, I have watched the entire omnibus of Dr Who, well all episodes still available as the BBC lost a number. I enjoy the old series for the storylines as much as the new ones. They have all been written by great writers.
Tom Baker played the Dr really well, but have also enjoyed the reinterpretations of the new ones, especially Tennats.
I'm watching the special Sunday morning here in Australia as it is playing in sync with the Uk.
And please for those missing out, I promise "No spoilers" ;)
Topic Iphone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4
22 Sep 2013 14:04
I have had both types in the past. Samsung yes is great in the flexibility of micro SD cards and Android system, but had nothing but hassle and trouble with the battery. Apple have a slick well designed product, if you go with the max memory version you won't have an issue.
personally I went for a Nokia this time around, windows platform, expandable memory and slick design. Time will tell me what the flaws are.
All phones have their pros, cons and gimmicks I say if you use a Mac an iPhone is a good choice as it will streamline your technology well. Besides that past the aesthetics they are all good phones,made by cheap labour in poor conditions.
Topic Book Recommendations (interested in other guy's opinions on this)
12 Jul 2013 15:15
Ok so if you want sci fi
The Nights Dawn trilogy by Peter Hamilton, would be a great place to start.
Also just finished "Flashback" but can't remember the author (it was the most impressive book I've read in a while) sorry read alot.
Songs of fire and ice a recommended before are a great series.
A are the sword of truth series by Terry Goodkind.
For humour on the dark side try Neil Gaimen, American Gods is briant from premise to end.
Also Chuck Pahlanuk, Dammed or Fight Club. Prefered Dammed to be hinest.
Oh also just read "Lady in the lake" by Raymond Chandler.
Let mr know if you need more suggestions. I could keep going.
Topic Does anyone experience reoccurring dreams that freak them out, that might have some kind of meaning?
05 Jun 2013 10:32
I am known to dream random conversations with people all the time, both ones I know and don't. Then have them happen months later. It used to freak me out, but I'm used to it now. And no I can't change the words that come out of my mouth no matter how hard I try. I more see them as my barometer of knowing my life is on the track out is meant to be, for better or worse.
The really freaky thing is I had a reoccurring one where I saw my own death in a very specific place and circumstance a number of years ago. Then went camping/hiking through that exact spot. Didn't die that day, but boy did it freak me out.
Topic What do you do to stay fit?
04 May 2013 14:26
5km walk each alternative day with my 2 beagles. Eat healthy with lots of variety. Lots of water to flush the system.
Oh and the occasional game of Just dance to laugh at my total lack of coordination.
Although i'd love some of those magic berries Nicola was talking about.
Topic The person below me is...
25 Apr 2013 16:08
And I contracted malaria for my troubles.
TPBM is actually an amazing cook
Topic Make a book recommendation...
20 Apr 2013 01:01
A confirmed bookaholic, I can recommend any of these I've read in the last month:
The Bridge Trilogy ~ William Gibson
Perfume ~ Peter Süskind
The end of Mr Y ~ Scarlett Thomas
Ledgend ~ David Gemmil
Serpent War Saga ~ Raymond E Feist
The last dragonslayer ~ Jasper Fforde
Anytime someone does want a suggested read, tell me the style and I could probably name one or two.
Now back to the Tad Willams series I've got going, very Game of Thrones meets Alice in Wonderland. (but that's a post for another day)
Topic Do you get rid of old writing?
19 Apr 2013 15:16
Getting rid of old writing is like cutting off your own leg. Silly to do, and leaves no support for future adventures into the world of prose.
Topic Have you ever wanted to be with someone and knew it could not be
27 Mar 2013 16:32
The romantic in me believes that fate will bring me back to the one I'm meant to be with. Someone who is right for me from my past. I still keep a flame kindled in my heart for them and lament the could have beens often.
I still dream of my happily ever after and I'm not ashamed to admit it.