Forum posts made by mudpies

Topic Do you believe in ghosts?
Posted 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?
Posted 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 Gift for the Person Above You Based on Their AVATAR
Posted 30 Jun 2014 19:09

A new set of heels

Topic does anyone here have a favorite musical?
Posted 19 Jun 2014 19:33

Cabaret was an awesome one.

Or Oliver.

To be honest give me a song and dance any day.

Topic Please check out and rate my competition entry story! :D
Posted 18 Mar 2014 16:49

Good luck to all of you that have written a piece for this competition. It will be hard to pick a winner from this stiff competition.

sorry I couldn't help it.Embarassed

Topic What's making you happy right at this moment???
Posted 06 Dec 2013 18:50

A cup of tea after cleaning the dishes, always enjoy the irony of making more dishes after cleaning them all up.

Topic Dr Who
Posted 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 Your ideal partner in two words
Posted 12 Nov 2013 16:09

Content and happy

Topic Who is your favorite movie character ever?
Posted 06 Nov 2013 16:46

ditto Mazza

Topic Word for the day
Posted 04 Nov 2013 00:13


Topic Lush Silver Membership now available .. want to win a free one?
Posted 03 Nov 2013 12:36

May I have number222 please

Topic The Geek Test
Posted 27 Oct 2013 18:13

total geek

Topic If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in ONLY two words?
Posted 26 Oct 2013 03:08

It doesn't matter, let it go and live.

Topic Iphone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4
Posted 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.

Happy shopping.

Topic Book Recommendations (interested in other guy's opinions on this)
Posted 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?
Posted 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 The first review of my book from an actual book review site is now live...
Posted 13 May 2013 15:45

Brilliant review. Well done on getting the book out and I'm sure there will be more great reviews too.

Topic What do you do to stay fit?
Posted 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 what are you drinking?
Posted 25 Apr 2013 23:34

A nice warm cup of tea.

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 25 Apr 2013 16:08

And I contracted malaria for my troubles.

TPBM is actually an amazing cook

Topic Three words said about the person above you
Posted 20 Apr 2013 17:31

Perfect for cuddles

Topic Make a book recommendation...
Posted 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)coffee

Topic Do you get rid of old writing?
Posted 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 Post an outrageous fact about the person above
Posted 13 Apr 2013 13:17

Can hum a for part harmony all by herself

Topic What money cannot buy
Posted 04 Apr 2013 16:15


Topic Have you ever wanted to be with someone and knew it could not be
Posted 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.

Topic Have you ever wanted to be with someone and knew it could not be
Posted 27 Mar 2013 16:32

See below

Topic You & the person above/before you wake up in a police car handcuffed together....
Posted 07 Feb 2013 12:15

Why are we both wearing traffic cones on our heads?

Topic Febfast - Giving up Alcohol for a Month, means...
Posted 05 Feb 2013 15:35

Proud of all of you doing the challenge.
Your livers thank you too.