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Subject: "I gotta have a plan? Really? I can't just be proactive with pep? "


Author:
Almond
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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 01 2004, 4:08:29 pm PDT

The bell to the Magic Box jingles as Almond wanders through the door. She pauses on her way to the comfy chair to feed the goat a crunchy handful of Purina Goat Chow and a drink of water. "Yes, yes, I know," she responds to the pathetic look on his face, "It's not a lot of fun being stuck between one state of being and another. I'll see what I can do about that soon." As she settles in her favorite spot, she pulls a book out of her pocket entitled "Has Your Goat Become a Wall Ornament? 10 Simple Spells for the Mystical Home Decorator." She lays it on a near-by table for later perusal.

Hello and {{hugs}} to all!
I know it's a couple of days late, but want to say:
Congratulations on your High School Graduation, LdyKnight!!!
Wishing you a happy and successful future!

Now for my news:
I found this Joss Whedon interview at UnderGroundOnline. It's pretty interesting. He talks about the X-Men comics and the Firefly movie. Just click on the article title for the full story.

Well, I didn't get to see "Daredevil" after all this weekend. We had planned to watch it yesterday, but "the best laid plans of mice and men..."
Instead, I got to watch hubby put a new sink in the bathroom. "It will only take an hour or so", said he. Nine hours (and four trips to the hardware store) later...
I'll probably watch the movie sometime this week, which will be fun, but I'm disappointed we won't see it as a family. I bought popcorn and everything.

On to responses:
Gothicwoman: I'm so sorry to hear things didn't work out with Ray! {{Special Hugs!}} If you want to talk, I promise I'll answer right away.

Lionhunter: Did you and your pride have a good time at the battle recreation? (You know the women would have to be scantily dressed for it to reach "Charmed" standards, right? *eg*) Yea, verily, I say unto thee I too have a fondness for ye olde historical reinactments. Forsooth, the nearby Renaissance Faire is a destination I have longed for lo these many years. Alas, it is yet to be. Mayhap next summer.
My olde English accent sucketh mightily, dost it not? *g*

LotD: Yes, a good review by such a prominent member of the field should not only help with the next book, but boost sales of the current one. (How are sales, btw?) I have to tell you I'm very impressed by all the hard work and never-say-die attitude you've invested in "The Wide Game". Considering you've had to do most of the promoting yourself, you seem to have come a long way toward gaining the recognition you deserve. It's such a shame your trip to Vegas had to be cancelled.

Dogtrot: You were a member of the Science Fiction Book Club? Me, too! (Though why I'm feeling a "bonding moment" I don't know, as there must be millions of us cluttering up the planet. *g*) I joined after I divorced my first husband. I was alone with a one year old child, and in rather desperate need of something to read delivered to my home. This would have been the very early 80's, so I missed the books you mentioned, though I've read quite a few of the "classic authors" at one time or another. I used to read whatever I found laying about the house when I was young, and my oldest brother had quite the SF library. Then one author would mention another in an introduction, so of course I haunted the public library looking for older books. Have you ever read a book called "The Number of the Beast"? Heinlein's inclusion of a "Gray Lensman" in that novel had me hunting down all the books I could find in that series. Our library has since gotten rid of a lot of old books, which I think is a great shame. Especially as they saw fit to replace the thinning SF collection with a bunch of Star Trek books by authors I've never heard of.

Things are not well with Dad, but I won't talk about it here. That's what LJ is for. *s*

Rack: You said so many things I either agreed with or found fascinating in your post on "Tru Calling" that I don't quite know where to start! Keeping in mind that I don't have any of the episodes on tape and my memory is a little spotty of late:
(Tru Calling spoilers) For all that I really don't like JP's character ("smarmy" - exactly! *g*), he doesn't strike me as being completely antagonistic toward Tru. At times he almost seems to feel sympathy for her - knowing what she's going through and how it makes her feel. But he also feels very strongly that what she is doing is wrong...that she is upsetting the balance of nature. He wants her to stop. He's tried arguing his viewpoint with her, and he's tried showing her there must be a balance by taking a life to replace Harrison's. He believes he is right in what he does - that it's necessary. He also seems to have been drawn to Tru. If Tru and Jack are each other's yin and yang, as you pointed out, perhaps "opposites are meant to attract". Not only would the "life-taker" need to feel a connection to the "life-giver" so he could locate and recognize her, but maybe there is also a "feeling of being completed" when they meet that draws each to the other in an emotional way. That would explain the marriage of Tru's parents. Tru's father might have started out like Jack - just trying to get his wife to stop. But the "life-takers" seem to feel much more strongly about their mission. The need to accomplish their goals could over time turn them cold to anything but results. They are death-dealers, after all.
Why the genders are divided along the lines they are could be as simple as this: in earliest times, women procreated and men hunted. There seems to be a strong parallel here. The women rewind to give life, pulling the men along with them (thus maintaining balance) to hunt that life down. Maybe the women aren't always meant to win - Tru and her mother might be/have been too good at their jobs. That could be why the father killed the mother.
If the female draws the male with her on a rewind, I would imagine her death would cancel his mission. I don't think the same would be true if the male died. I think another would be "called", since the female seems to be the initiator of the sequence. (This could be wishful thinking on my part, because it would mean the show could kill off the very annoying Jason Priestly and still have this interesting storyline. *eg*)
The only reason I can think of for why Tru inherited the rewind ability while neither of her siblings did is: maybe the "rewind gene" is a recessive, and only she had it? *g*
They should have killed the sister!
(end Tru Calling spoilers)

Hey! I love "Joan of Arcadia"! :P

OK, folks, that's all for now. I'll be around for a little while, then poofing without notice.

Almond picks up the book from the table and opens it to the first spell - "How to turn your goat into a nice pair of bookends". Not at all what she was looking for, she turns the page...
Subject: me


Author:
gothicwoman2001
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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 01 2004, 1:53:07 pm PDT

hey peeps!

sorry i haven't posted lately, rl been taking up my time.

dumped my boyfriend of a year and 2 months for very good reasons, but still really miss him. grr!

will post again when i can think of something more positive to say.

hope all are well. big hugs!

xxjoxx
Subject: Definitely not a wizard…….


Author:
Rack_the_warlock
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Date Posted: Mon, May 31 2004, 1:29:36 pm PDT

He stands momentary looking upon the counter. He’s magical senses detecting something, something he craved. Spying, as he did a tray of strawberries left by the thoughtful Goddess Fire. The warlock strides purposefully towards them, a bulge noticeably visible in the left pocket of his leather trench coat. A head suddenly appears over the edge. The head belongs to that of a teddy bear, the warlock’s infamous familiar.
Upon arrival at the counter, the warlock thinks to himself. “I can’t eat all those strawberries. People might think that I’m greedy”.
A click of the warlock’s fingers and a napkin appears. He lays the fresh, crisp white linen on the counter adjacent to the tray. He then proceeds to carefully and delicately place two of the finest, plumpest strawberries upon the napkin by their stems. He momentary considers adding a third but then decides against it. He then picks up a chocolate cookie and hands it to his familiar, who nibbles at it as one would a canapé. The warlock then returns his attention to the small tray of strawberries, picking it up he heads towards the darkness ‘neath the stairs.
When he gets to the mini fridge he pulls the still nibbling teddy bear from his left pocket and places him upon the fridge. Opening the door to the fridge he deposits three quarters of the strawberries inside, treating them as though they were precious diamonds. He then begins to make light work of the remaining treats.





Hi all and waves to Almond, Dogtrot, Gothicwoman, (extra) Flamely Goddess Fire, Kung Fu, Kevin, LionHunter, Mazzy, Spikegood, tarasApprentice and Watcher (just remember that Fith belongs to me)


I have a feeling that in a few days time people will come down with a sickness and spout endlessly about a film with a wi*ard in it. Just so that you know that whilst this happens I’m off to find a big rock to hide under ‘til you all get better.


Mazzy: Hope that you get back to full recovery soon after your ordeal.

Lotd: You’ve seen the money that JK Rowling is making writing books about a wi*ard. Just think how much more you could make if you wrote some about a warlock instead. No, oh well just a suggestion.

almond: Haven’t quite finished “Warriors Apprentice” yet, but I should do so hopefully be the end of the week.

Thoughts on Tru finale written in invisible scrawl

On the whole I thought that Tru Calling improved towards the end. The show desperately needed something than the who did it/will do it scenario. Most of the time it wasn’t too difficult to figure out the culprit and they never seemed to have the time to develop the character of Tru. Things improved with the involvement of Tru’s father in her mother’s death, although I have to admit that I thought this was more to do with Tru’s mother uncovering something about him during a “rewind day”. As I think he was working for the DAs office I assumed that he was perhaps involved in some corruption. Although I found it a little odd that he married and had three children with someone that he could quite calliously have murdered. I think that the show needed a character like Jack, maybe Jason Priestly isn’t the best actor to play him, he comes across as a bit too smarmy for my liking. As for the season finale, it was kind off predicable that someone was gonna get killed, although I did think that it may have been Tru’s older sister Meredith instead of her boyfriend (or ex-boyfriend) Luc or even her best friend Lindsay. The reason why I thought that it would be one of those is that Lindsay appeared to be going out of the show after she had got married and we haven’t seen Meredith in the series for a while, in fact I don’t think that Jessica Collins name appears on the opening credits anymore.
I’ve had some thoughts about the series, it appears that the “pro lifers” if you like are female (this is based on Tru and her mother) and the “don’t mess with death” appear to be male (Jack and Tru’s father). Also I figure that once you’ve asked for help once that’s it, this might fall down if it was Davis who asked for Tru’s mother’s help, but I recon that it was his wife, so that theory can hold true (no pun intended). It also appears that both pairs “rewind” when one is asked for help, although It’s unlikely that Jack is asked by any recently deceased for his assistance.
We know that Tru’s mother could rewind and it assumed that she passed this ability on to Tru. However, tru is the youngest in her family so why her and not Meredith. Also, why didn’t Tru’s father pass his ability on to Harrison? Plus, as Tru is the child of parents with this unique ability, is she somehow more special? If Tru dies, then Jack no longer rewinds, is it also the case for Tru if Jack dies?
Hopefully season two will continue to improve and provide answers to these questions.
***

Some thoughts on Not Fade Away

After the disappointing finale of BtVS I’d hoped for something of a improvement with Angel’s finale episode. In a way I can sympathise with the people involved, your half way through a series and all of a sudden it’s ending. What was the planned season finale and how closely it resembles the series finale we may never know. As for the actual season ending, well it did so much fade away as ended abruptly. Wesley we know for sure is off to pastures new (unless Tru’s around to save him) and Lorne is heading for destination unknown, which leaves Spike, Illyria, Gunn (looking the worse for ware) and Angel to perhaps survive and make it onto the big screen if a movie is in the offing.
There were some nice touches in the episode, Anne making an appearance for the first time since season two I think. Spike’s rendition of the poem that he wrote for Cecily went down a storm with the biker bar, perhaps her could revive his former career. I felt a little short changed that we didn’t see much of them in action. Spike and Illyria appeared to dispatch there allotted members with ease. Only Gunn and Angel appeared to have any real opposition and Wesley had perhaps the most difficult task of all, going up against a warlock. Although the writers appeared to have noticed the unlikely mismatch and had Vail refer to himself as a wizard on order to make his defeat more believable. Couple of things that I didn’t like are Harmony getting fired and Lindsey getting killed by Lorne. Lorne of all people…and I like Lindsey an’ all.
Biggest question has to be, was Angel’s signing away of the Shanshu prophecy has the way been paved for a Spike spin off? And wasn’t that the dragon that we was at the end of BtVS season Five? I always wondered where he got to.
***



Some news that may interest UK posters, whilst teddy was watching Charmed on cable last Thursday he began to bounce up and down excitedly pointing at the screen. At first I thought that the little furball had lost it and had finally flipped, but no. He was instead pointing to a trailer for Joan of Arcadia which will air on LivingTV starting June 7th, which is next Monday. I’ve already seen the first half of the show and the second half is winging its way to me. This show may possible be the best thing to temp people over to the darkside. Can you watch it and not find God irksome, cause I can’t. Anyways, watch it and make your own mind up.

Oh BTW, whilst I was idly looking on the US ebay, I noticed that there were some Lawnmower Deth albums for sale. Fair makes me glad to know that the greatest group on the planet did not go unheeded in the States. One day people of all nations will rise up and say "Hear our cry….Mower enslaver die!!!".


But until then…take care all.
Subject: Almond


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Sun, May 30 2004, 10:21:51 pm PDT

Hi! Arthur C Clarke, that's it! I read that when I was very young, and I remember it being so exciting! I had joined the science fiction book club (this must have been the late 50's or early sixties) and that's (sf) just about all i read for years. I also remember a story by A E van Vogt (?), SLAN, and Voyage of the Space Beagle.

I hope things sort themselves out ok for your dad. That's a tough situation.

Nice to see you here.
Subject: Almond


Author:
Lord of the Dance not the scary one
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Date Posted: Sun, May 30 2004, 8:32:37 am PDT

Thanks for the congrats on the JC thing. :)

Yes, I hope the results will aid me in getting my new magnum opus published, if nothing else.

LOTD




Subject: Hey there!


Author:
Lord of the Dance not the scary one
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Date Posted: Sun, May 30 2004, 8:29:28 am PDT

Mazzy: Get well soon! Love and {{HEALING HUGS}}!

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LOTD




Subject: Its raining while the suns out .....


Author:
Lionhunter
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Date Posted: Sun, May 30 2004, 3:05:49 am PDT

...so it must be summer in the UK.

Well, I as-good-as did a rain dance - I hung some washing out to dry.

Mazzy Feel good *vibes*. I'm sure that chocolate and ben and jerrys ice cream are available on prescription! (well they
da*n well should be).

Almond {{hugs}} - nice to see you. Hope all is as wonderful as possible in almondworld.

dogtrot, fire, Rack, Tarasapp, everyone else *waves*, kudos, knowing winks and big cheesy grins all round!

I'm off with Mr L and the cublets to see a recreation of a battle between the parlimentarians and the royalists - allegedly 10,000 (probably more like 20 and a donkey)people in faux leather jerkins, wielding real plastic swords and battleaxes and shouting things like "halt" and "thou" and "verily I sayest". I'm expecting something along the lines of a "Charmed" time travel episode. I just hope they don't smell authentic.

Have a rockin' good Sunday!!! Dudes!!!
Subject: Mazzy!


Author:
Almond
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Date Posted: Fri, May 28 2004, 6:55:30 pm PDT

What are you doing up and wandering around? (Not that we're not thrilled to see you here, because we are!) Get right back in bed, young lady! I would think Oz would be taking better care of you than that. *g*
Seriously, I hope you feel better real soon! Take good care of yourself and get plenty of rest, OK?

Fire: Thanks, sweetie! I added you back!

Hey everyone! Guess what I'm finally going to get to see this weekend? "Daredevil"! Boy, am I ever behind the times!

What? No one has a Track of the Week today? Since I have absolutely no idea what to choose as my recommendation, I asked girl-child for a suggestion. It seems my pick is "U Got It Bad" by Usher. And on that note......

*poof*
Subject: Almond


Author:
Evil Goddess Fire
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Date Posted: Fri, May 28 2004, 5:49:02 am PDT

Almond, you should be able to get into my journal now. I added you as a friend. I made it friends only because awhile ago I updated with some pretty nasty stuff.
Subject: I'm home


Author:
Mazzy
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Date Posted: Fri, May 28 2004, 4:52:07 am PDT

*
Hi, just want to let everyone know that I'm home from the hospital and am recuperating.

Have some soreness, but it will go away.

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers.

Viva la Spuffy (had to throw that in there).

I'll be posting again REALLY SOON!

{{HUGS}} and chocolate chip cookies.

Mazzy
Subject: Time in a bottle...


Author:
Almond
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Date Posted: Thu, May 27 2004, 2:47:51 pm PDT

A small, weary figure enters the Magic Box and heads straight for the comfy chair in the corner. She lowers herself slowly and gently, then maneuvers for a position that gives some ease to the stress-sore muscles in her back and neck. Taking a long look around the room, she sees she missed a party - albeit a sad one. "Farewell Angel" indeed. She also sees that someone has finally found a practical use for that pesky goat. He seems to have become incorporated into some form of wall art. Or perhaps he's a trophy. (Has Kung Fu been hunting again?) She waves to him and he waggles one hoof in dispirited reply. Promising him a sugar-infused treat before she leaves, she pulls a bottle from her pocket and removes the cork stopper. As she dusts the air of the shop with a little of the contents, time begins to backtrack - thus making her responses to old events much less huh?-provoking.

Hello and {{hugs}} to all!

Well, it's finally safe for me to return. I found another outlet for my need to rant. I've got a livejournal where I can complain about the Real World to my heart's content, thus sparing the good ol' Magic Box of negative vibrations. Now if I could just manage to write an email without going off on a RL tangent, I might become something passing for social again. Workin' on it.

I have some news you may have already heard: poor Mazzy had to undergo gall bladder surgery this morning according to Dogmeat, who is keeping The Barge posted on her progress. Let's keep her in our thoughts for a quick recovery.

As I'm still in total denial about "Angel" ending, I'm not going to discuss the finale. Two related items of note, however:
Drew Goddard will be writing for "Alias" next year - which will probably keep the poor man very busy since he will be dashing back and forth between that and ANGEL. :P
TV Guide has the "25 Top Cult Shows Ever" in next week's issue. "Buffy" was #3! (#1 was, of course, "Star Trek". "X-Files" was #2.) Yay Buffy!

A few responses, then I've got to scoot.

Dogtrot: "Against The Fall of Night" was written by Arthur C. Clarke. I understand this shorter version was expanded into the novel "The City and the Stars". There's also a sequel written by Greg Benford called "Beyond the Fall of Night".

Cudos on your poem. It was a fitting tribute to the passing of an era - as was the wonderful offering by our very own Lionhunter. You both rock muchly!

tarasApprentice: Thank you for sharing the hopeful news regarding "Wonderfalls" dvds. I have to admit, I haven't been active in that campaign. If wishes were horses however, my cavalry would be storming the offices of 20th as we speak. *g*

Hello and welcome to newbie Kevin! Y'all come back now, y'hear?

Kung Fu: Don't mean to enrage you further, but have you heard about the twisted version of "American Idol" that the WB is producing in place of quality programs such as "Angel" called "Superstar USA"? The so-called plot takes the worst singers they can find and proceeds to play the cruel joke of convincing them they're competing to be the next superstar. They kept the studio audience from booing them by saying they were terminal patients from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Television has truly hit rock-bottom. :(

Fire: I tried to post in your journal to tell you I was going to add you (so you would know who the strange person stalking you was), but I see you've become "friends only". If you want to venture into my dark and dreary world, follow the link above.

LotD: Congratulations on John Carpenter asking for a copy of "The Wide Game". I hope it results in something career-advancing. Unless he's just looking to expand his library for free. *eg*

Rack: I haven't seen you say much about "Tru Calling" recently. Did you watch the season finale yet? See, I was right to hate JP's character! And I just can't believe they did you-know-what to you-know-who! (Was that sufficiently vague in case you haven't seen it? *g*)

I'm rereading one of my favorite Miles Vorkosigan books right now. It's called "Memory". I love his character so very much! The way he turns his disabilities into assets by using the fear of being considered a lesser man to push himself beyond what an ordinary person could acheive is inspiring. This book goes far in completing him as a whole and balanced person, which is a journey he's been on since the start. Have you finished "Warrior's Apprentice" yet? If so, what's your final analysis?

Special {{hugs}} to Gothicwoman, Spikegood and Wednesday Adams!

Now I must run. But first...
Almond gets out of her chair and ambles over to the counter where Fire left the party treats. She chooses a couple of high-calorie specimens and feeds them to the grateful goat. Patting him on the head, she heads out the door.
Subject: Magic Boxers


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Wed, May 26 2004, 9:29:40 pm PDT

I hope everybody in the US has a nice holiday week-end. Be careful driving. I'm going to visit my mom in LA, and I hope I can avoid the traffic nightmare. And gas at $2.30 a gallon or more is an unavoidable nightmare.

I've found that listening to Once More with Feeling helps with the Joss withdrawl. A little anyway. And Firefly is in the works and now it seems the Wonderfalls DVDs...candles against the fall of night (Against the Fall of Night is a good scifi story that was redone as City and the Stars I think. Is Asimov the author? It made a big impression on me when I read it 40-some years ago anyway, lol).
Subject: tarasApprentice


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Tue, May 25 2004, 8:21:58 pm PDT

Great news about the Wonderfalls dvd set!
Subject: More from the land of babbleonia


Author:
tarasapprentice
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Date Posted: Tue, May 25 2004, 4:10:58 pm PDT

Woo with a big 'ole heaping side of hoo - check this out from the wonderful Tim Minear:

"Okay, some tiny good news -- looks as though 20th is going to go through with "Wonderfalls" DVDs. The folks on the DVD marketing side love the 13 episodes and see great potential. We're talking about extras and commentary and all that good stuff. December/Holiday release was mentioned. I'll keep you updated. (BTW -- a flood of 'postcards' was mentioned. We were asked, 'that's not your families sending those, is it?' Um. In a *way*...)"

We also spoke with Bryan Fuller, who says "20th is very interested in releasing a DVD but we have to figure some things out to make it financially doable, specifically the music liscensing. They did the same thing on Roswell, swapping out some more expensive songs with more affordable ones. You'll also notice on the Sixteen Candles soundtrack that very few of the songs you may have seen in the theater actually appear on the video version."

Bryan also stresses that we "shouldn't stop sending post cards until it's done and done -- you never know what can derail something like this." So please continue to show 20th you're interested -- obviously they're listening.


Keep sending those postcards - we made a diffrence!!!

Hi Kevin *waves*

Did anyone get their season 6 dvd set today? I am wondering if they have a segment from the OMWF sigining I went to last year. If so, let me know. I'm saving my pennies to get mine *s*


Subject: Once More, With Feeling


Author:
Kevin
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Date Posted: Sun, May 23 2004, 12:12:58 pm PDT

I loved this episoded.I think u should play it more often.
Subject: That's IT!!! I excuse myself from society


Author:
Kung Fu Cowboy
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Date Posted: Sun, May 23 2004, 2:54:42 am PDT

Kung Fu Cowboy stomps into the Magic Box looking irate...

I can stand so much but I can't stand no more!

When precisely did it become fashionable to cancel every original show on television?

Answer me oh Powers!

It seems to me that Buffy ended because Sarah Michelle Gellar stuck a stake in it. Being incredibly reasonable I can assume that the network passed on renewing Angel because it tied in with Buffy [I realize there is a flaw here but pretty obviously the networks didn't]. Now it seems like the thing to do is cancel good shows for crap rip offs of other countries ideas for reality television or crime television shows that are all spin offs of one another. I wonder what would happen if Law & Order and Idol were cancelled - there would be nothing on television

Looking around Kung Fu notices the Box looking a little bit derelict and decides to clean up. After rummaging around for a while he comes out with a book entitled "Cleaning Spells". He opens the book and presses the button marked press here to clean [don'tcha just love magic?]

Whhooof!

A mini tornado whirls around the Magic Box tidying everything in it's path. After a few seconds all that remains to do is replace Her Flaminess' treats and reposition Her banners to cover the Goat embedded into the wall above the counter


He was like that when I got here Honest.
Subject: Finale thoughts...briefly


Author:
tarasapprentice
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Date Posted: Thu, May 20 2004, 7:35:32 am PDT

It's a bleak morning to wake up and realize there's no more going into the Buffyverse, no place to see what gifts Joss has to give us this week.

Some very brief thoughts on the finale to follow: * I was dissapointed that Joss did not direct it. What a shame. I think Ilyaria is one of the best characters to come out of the Buffyverse - and hey, the name didn't hurt either *s* - I was totally satisfied with the finale, Angel went out like the hero he is times two, (giving up the Shanshu prophecy and taking out the black thornies). Great to see Gunn again - not that fool in the suit who sings Pirates of Penzance ditties, you know? I had been worried about Spike's role in all this and he stayed true to his self serving form and did not overshadow anyone else. The poetry reading scene and all it's refrences to his history were wonderful. Andy Hallet really played Lorne beautifully last night in the murder scene. Most importantly, I don't know if anyone caught the biblical refrence - "we are Legion, we are forever" (not verbatim). For those of you not up on the Bible there is a story somewhere in there of a Demonic being which Christ went up against (and my apologies if I am mistaken but I'm pretty sure about it). He cast the demon into a bunch of swine and when he asked them who they were they answered something like "Our name is Legion, for we are many and we are forever (or eternal)." So, it looks like (in my little theroy anyway) that the PTB was/were this/these same. *


Subject: Lionhunter


Author:
Evil Goddess Fire
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Date Posted: Thu, May 20 2004, 6:45:16 am PDT

Lionhunter, nothing is as good as chocolate, but I can have it as long as it isn't milk chocolate.

We need something happy. I know! A party!
*The Goddess bangs around for a bit, but turns up with a few banners reading "Farewell Angel". She pins them up over the door and the archway, and stands back to survey her handiwork. One of the banners falls. She points at it, and it re-sticks itself to the wall. She then pulls out a large tray of assorted sugar infused treats, and a smaller tray piled high with Strawberries and sets them on the counter.* Okay, I'm off for another long day. Seeya'll later!
Subject: LionHunter


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Wed, May 19 2004, 8:39:30 am PDT

I'm unstuck in time! "groovy"!

Whoa, flashback. *g*

word!
Subject: USA peeps


Author:
Lionhunter- Health and Safety Executive
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Date Posted: Wed, May 19 2004, 7:17:33 am PDT

I am with you in spirit, in fact I'm giving your hand a little squeeze and shoving chocolate toward your mouth right now! {{hugs}} (with the exception of Fire who is getting something lactose free and equally yummy - is there such a thing?)

Dogtrot Grief brings out the muse in you too! *groovy*
Subject: The Doors


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Wed, May 19 2004, 6:58:04 am PDT

...this is the end.
Subject: Darkness Falls...


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Mon, May 17 2004, 3:52:43 pm PDT

We'll share our despair
On the night, no so fair
When the Joss-verse
Explodes into dust

With nary a care
The executives there
At the WB
Buried our trust

'Neath the spurious faze
of "reality" craze
And sunk TV
into the muck

So we'll share our despair
On that night no so fair
And shed a tear
For life is such.
Subject: Lionhunter


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Mon, May 17 2004, 3:19:51 pm PDT

Cool!
Subject: They are selling Angel...


Author:
Lionhunter
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Date Posted: Mon, May 17 2004, 10:44:25 am PDT

http://members.ebay.com/ws2/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=foxauction

The props are ebaying,
the slayer's long finished slaying.
For the vampire, a network brings the dawn.

Fans have been praying
but I'm not alone in saying
that our tv nights have holes
that gape and yawn.

So heres a prayer for Joss,
for the buffdom's at a loss.
And we know that he has so much more to tell.

We want movies, we want books, we are absolutely hooked
on the heaven he created out of hell.


*sniff*
Subject: Hey TarasApprentice


Author:
DSOAA
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Date Posted: Mon, May 17 2004, 6:05:12 am PDT

Want some M&M's ?? You are going to hate me. The other day, I could not remember Tara's real name of Amber Benson. It just wouldn't form in my mind, no matter what. I had to look it up. WHAT HAS BECOME OF ME!!! HE HE.

Hi Spikebad and GothicWoman2001. How are ya gals doing?

I didn't really have anything fascinating to say here today. Just popping in for a visit.

So, some people still listen to OMWF with regularity. This is a good thing.

I haven't watched any Buffy episodes on DVD lately. However, I am begining to feel the need to hear some of Anyas witty remarks, so maybe I will watch some today. I would also love to laugh again watching Buffy attempt to retrieve a Mummy hand for a Magic Box customer. Now that was great comedy.
Subject: once more with feeling


Author:
gothicwoman2001
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Date Posted: Mon, May 17 2004, 1:58:25 am PDT

spikegood - what *b* word? i don't remember?

xxjoxx
Subject: meh


Author:
Evil Goddess Fire
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Date Posted: Sun, May 16 2004, 12:15:26 pm PDT

Read about my Friday. Still to tired to type it all. http://www.livejournal.com/users/corrupteroffire/
Subject: Once more with Feeling


Author:
spikegood
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Date Posted: Sun, May 16 2004, 8:17:18 am PDT

I just got done listening to it the other day at work, I love it still. I love to listen to darling spike sing his heart out- but have to rememeber to bleep it when he says the b* word, don't wanna get into trouble ya know.

DSOAA Yeap, know about being busy, had two jobs going at once for a while, but quit one of them, am happy I did! Nice to get to see you here and posting tho.
Subject: Joss' favorites


Author:
Lord of the Dance not the scary one
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Date Posted: Sun, May 16 2004, 1:03:59 am PDT

In that Entertainment Weekly interview, Joss also spoke up as to what his favorite seasons of Buffy and Angel were. For Buffy, it was Season 2 and for Angel, Season 3. Runners up were Season 5 of both Buffy and Angel.

LOTD




Subject: No...I'm not dead.


Author:
Lord of the Dance not the scary one
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Date Posted: Sun, May 16 2004, 12:45:48 am PDT

Hey all!

Sorry to have been away for so long. My computer died on me. :(

The good news is that I'm up and running again now with a new high-speed cable connection.

The bad news is that Angel is coming to an end. :(

There's an interview with Joss Whedon in the new Entertainment Weekly. Short, but very nice. Every one of the cast members of Firefly are back for the upcoming movie. Yippy!!!!

On a personal note...
John Carpenter responded to an inquiry of mine and has asked me to send him a copy of my first novel, The Wide Game. I'm just hoping for a nice blurb, but it's hard not to dream of him wanting to option it for some future film. We'll see what happens. I'm just happy he said he wanted it at all. I'll keep you all posted as to what's happening.

Happy to be back!

LOTD




Subject: DSOAA


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Sat, May 15 2004, 10:51:56 pm PDT

Funny you asked, but I listened to the Once MOre With Feeling sound track last night. It has become one of my all time favorites.
Subject: Hi Spikegood!!


Author:
DSOAA
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Date Posted: Sat, May 15 2004, 2:34:44 pm PDT

I seem to not be able to post at The Barge anymore. I think it is because I took such a long time off from posting. No biggie. I do a lot of other things now.

For TarasApp. There is a sci-fi movie magazine (I forgot the name. I will get it later.) Most of it is about the babes from Charmed. However, there is an article about Amber Benson and her latest projects. It even have a photo of William from Ghosts of Albion.


Quiz Question.
When is the last time that you have listened to any of the music in "Once More With Feeling?"

My answer. Once about a month ago I threw the CD in the car CD player and listened. Before that, maybe 5 months ago.
Subject: Hey there


Author:
spikegood
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Date Posted: Thu, May 13 2004, 8:20:28 pm PDT

Hey DSOAA long time no see- hope you are doing good!!! miss you. I still have the same spam address ya know.

Almond!! hey dear. I lurck alot too. :)

Rack and his teddy bear Hey there kiddos! I got a new purple butterfly setting in front of a red rose with the word "Nummy" really cooly writen underneath it on this really great banner- you can go over to the barge, look in Magista's "other Photos" and see pictures of the process from just an ink drawing all the way to the finished deal. She has some wonderful pictures of the space needle and our favorite place in the whole world- The Smith Tower. Wow, if you ever hit Seattle- you so have to go see that wonderful place- it is 100 times better than the space needle and alot cheaper. Go look at the pictures - they are great!

Ok sorry I can't stay, but hugs all!!!
Subject: Just saw Van Helsing


Author:
DSOAA
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Date Posted: Thu, May 13 2004, 1:41:52 pm PDT

IT WAS TERRIBLE!!!!

Okay. There were some good actions scenes. The parts with the brides of Dracula were the best part. The werewolve vs. vampire stuff was awesome.

The rest was just sci-fi gone amuck. There had to be someone overseeing this movie who could have said, "ENOUGH !!!!" It was just too bleeping wierd.

I thought that some of the creatures were actually the vicious sandpeople from Star Wars.

And the movie was way overdramatic. Like, "Here is Van Helsing taking a leak" accompanied by a full brass orchestra. Or "Here is Van Helsing eating and apple" accompanied by every stringed instrument in the house.

And what was with that stupid underground James Bond weapons lab at the beginning?

It was a good idea, messed up by way too much sci-fi, computer graphics and music.
Subject: Bring me the head of ….Teddy Bear


Author:
Rack’s_teddy_bear
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Date Posted: Thu, May 13 2004, 11:53:47 am PDT

Hi folks..nice to see that some old faces have delurked and popped in to say hello. So a big Hi to Almond, Kung fu, Most Evil Goddess of flamey things and Gothicwoman.


Still playing catch up..although we’re keeping out noses ahead of Sky, if only just.

The Girl in question some random comments in that invisible font thingy **
Over all this was a fairly funny comic episode, our two protagonists decamp to Rome (yeah, right) but this was no roman holiday for out two vamps. Buffy who is living La Dolce Vita in the eternal city, appears to have hooked up with Angels arch nemesis, the Immortal. So both he and Spike rush to her aid, despite the fact that Buffy refused them help when they were try in save Fred’s life and she’s a vacuous tramp who sleeps with any monster that shows half an interest (I would just like to point out that it was Rack who made me say that – he still has Buffy stabbing F♥ith issues). Any episode where we get to see Spike and Angel(us) back in the old days with the dodgy wigs and even dodgier accents is well worth it, especially as this had Darla and Drusilla to boot. Although I didn’t think that Angelus was that emotionally attached to Darla, we saw in an earlier episode where he slept with Dru to make some kind of point to Spike (Destiny I think). Anyways, even though we didn’t actually see the Immortal (or Buffy for that matter) I got the impression that he’s a right annoying sort, who would get up anyone’s nose. Andrew made another appearance, which again is also good value, he mentioned that he was staying with Buffy and sister (Dawnie), but we never saw her either. Was she out having fun too, perhaps off to Turin to watch Juventus play. Yet again a reference from Buffy makes it over on to Angel, with the dark brooding one going on about cookie dough, fair made me hungry all that talk about cookies. Loved Spike’s “What are you on about” expression whilst Angel waffled on. You would have thought that the bomb would have caused some harm to Spike and Angel, maybe not kill them but, you know, loss of limb perhaps – but no, not even a broken finger nail.
Can’t see Angels new leather jacket catching on though. Here’s a thought, Spike was lamenting over the loss of his beloved leather trench coat, but a few episodes back we saw him get shot with a machine gun and having the bullets plucked from his back…now are you telling me that they never made holes in his leather. W&H obviously have a good tailors. Despite this being a fun episode, nothing really happened to set the stall for the final episodes. Nina got a mention and I wonder if that is an omen of things to come, plus is Anya..oops I mean Illyria starting to develop feelings towards Wesly..or should that just be is Illyria starting to develop feelings. With only two episodes left will the big bad make themselves known…or perhaps they already have.
**


Well, that’s it for now…

Ciao..or in English C-YA!!
Subject: Almond!


Author:
Evil Goddess Fire
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Date Posted: Thu, May 13 2004, 7:44:30 am PDT

Almond, I often feel the same way. I read, but I don't post, that makes my lurky I suppose.
Subject: lurky murky turkey Almond


Author:
gothicwoman2001
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Date Posted: Thu, May 13 2004, 7:22:40 am PDT

Almond was here! big hugs and friendly shoulder rubs! whatever happened to sundry? i miss him!

xxjoxx
Subject: Hey all!


Author:
Almond
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Date Posted: Thu, May 13 2004, 6:39:28 am PDT

I'm alive. Just not very posty lately. I'm occasionally lurky, sometimes feel murky, I can't eat beef jerky, I sound like a turkey...where was I? Oh, yeah, saying "hi" and spreading a few {{hugs}} around to all and sundry. I miss Sundry.
Subject: eternal sunshine of the spotless mind


Author:
gothicwoman2001
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Date Posted: Thu, May 13 2004, 5:27:59 am PDT

hey peeps! just a quick one.

i saw "eternal sunshine of the spotless mind" last night. it was amazing, very strange and incredibly thought provoking. i've never seen anything like it.

hope all are well.

xxjoxx
Subject: Hi All!


Author:
Kung Fu Cowboy
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Date Posted: Thu, May 13 2004, 3:48:02 am PDT

Hey all! Just a short note to check in and make sure you are all alive. Where is Almond indeed? I hope everything is okay. As you may have guessed I am in fact alive but I don't really feel like kicking at the moment. I have these problems at work with beauracracy [SP?] that just aren't worth going into.

A friend of mine had a saying: "The problem with asking someone how they are is that they might actually tell you.

well hope to see you all around later

buanosera
Subject: Where is...


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Mon, May 10 2004, 6:35:56 pm PDT

Almond? I haven't seen her here for ages.
Subject: tarasapprentice


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Mon, May 10 2004, 6:33:29 pm PDT

Cool link to the Minear interview, thanks!
Subject: Spikegood!


Author:
Lionhunter, Mrs - keeper of the custom made angelbot
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Date Posted: Mon, May 10 2004, 11:57:34 am PDT

Made any good candy lately? Recipes always welcome. Nice to see you.

Hey to all y'all!

Got the baby of all headaches - its mother came and went during a stay with my nieces at the weekend.

*waves* and vamooses

Step up to the bar, the chocolate's on me!
Subject: Just a quick visit…


Author:
Racks_teddy_bear
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Date Posted: Mon, May 10 2004, 1:29:56 am PDT

It’s a strange sight…strange but not too unexpected…a teddy bear..a teddy bear with a clothes peg on it’s nose…but just why?

Hi folks..my busy washing Rack’s socks at the moment..hence the clothes peg on the snout.

Spikegoood: Hi nice to see you again! Just what is the new ink that you got?

Wednesday: Unfortunately you made a small mistake with the spoiler font thing. You put <fontcolor="AAAAAA"> HTML is very unforgiving I’m afraid (bit like warlocks in that respect) and the space between the words font and color is very important.. As a rule of thumb if you can see something that’s supposed to be in spoiler font on the confirmation page, then you’re gone a little awry. Hope this helps.

skankingmonkey: Rack said to pass on the message “What no warlocks?” He’s in Long Beach late October/ early November is you need a big bad (well, he’s more of a medium bad - but he does have pretty lethal socks – phew!!).


Okay…better get back to the washing …now where did I put that clothes peg.


C-YA!
Subject: attention people living in so-cal near long beach!


Author:
skankingmonkey
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Date Posted: Mon, May 10 2004, 12:36:10 am PDT

I'll be producing and directing a buffy-fan film this summer, 2004.
The story will be about a slayer who was chosen after the the events of the Buffy series finale, "Chosen."

the things I need are:
Ideal casts...
Jill (female, duh)- The Slayer.
Alyssa (f)- The slayer's friend
Chris (m)- The slayer's friend.
Extras...
Ted (m)- The Slayer's friend but was sired as a vampire.
Cindy (f)- A slayer from another part of the world
3 other girls to play as slayers, Cindy's friends.
a couple of guys to play as vampires.
Editing Softwares...
A buffy-fan film need to have dusting elements in it, and other visual effects right? If anyone have any film editing softwares to offer, i'd be glad to have your help!
Costumes, Props...
Also an important part to have in any film.

I hope yall are out there!!

ps. this is a low-budget/no-budget film...so basically, we'll all be broke during the filming times...have friends and family help us out as well!
Subject: Hey guys remember me???


Author:
spikegood
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Date Posted: Sun, May 09 2004, 7:59:09 pm PDT

Long time no post, but still alive and kicking. Been really busy with my new job and all that fun stuff. Getting ready for Magista's visit and for our trip to Vegas for Writer's Con in Aug. Even got a new tattoo!!!
I hope you all are doing great, and happy Mom's day!!
Hugs and kisses- Me.
Subject: Watcher


Author:
Wednesday Adams
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Date Posted: Sun, May 09 2004, 1:53:14 pm PDT

that's what i did, but i didn't work for me :(
Subject: Question for all of you nice people out there


Author:
CorrupterofFire:charlie
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Date Posted: Sun, May 09 2004, 7:06:18 am PDT

If you had a horse, and you wanted someone to do a charcoal drawing, how much would you pay? click here for an example Be honest now.
Subject: Tim Minear interview


Author:
tarasapprentice
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Date Posted: Sat, May 08 2004, 11:38:52 am PDT

Here's a link to an interview with Tim on wgn, a Chicago radio station : http://wgnradio.com/shows/digilio_nick/audio/index.html - copy and paste.

*waves to watcher*
Subject: Spoiler Font


Author:
Watcher
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Date Posted: Fri, May 07 2004, 7:05:20 pm PDT

The spoiler font is fairly easy to use. There's an example underneath the box where you post your message.
All you do is type:
<font color="AAAAAA">Type your text here</font>
Subject: grr argh


Author:
Wednesday Adams
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Date Posted: Fri, May 07 2004, 1:01:02 pm PDT

ok, i'm confused. clearly i did something wrong with the spoiler thing - but what???
can someone please tell how to do it properly?
Subject: oops....


Author:
Wednesday Adams
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Date Posted: Fri, May 07 2004, 12:58:09 pm PDT

i just realised that i've been lurking without posting for too long now.

i can't believe JM shaved his head. now i really want to see pictures, but those ones still aren't working. i just can't imagine him as anything other than Captain Peroxide.

one of the funniest lines recently has to that one from Underneath *i'm stuck here with an unstable human who drinks too much whiskey and called me a Smurf*. i loved it. although, as always, Spikes lines are the funniest.
apart from that, i have to agree with Rack and Teddy in that not much happens.

wow - writing a post (especially such a short one) should definitely not take this long!
Subject: Who can this be?


Author:
Rack's_teddy_bear
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Date Posted: Fri, May 07 2004, 12:07:25 pm PDT

It could be the little pitter-patter of tiny fury feet that give the game away as to the identity of the latest visitor to The Magicbox, but it’s more likely the munch, munch of assorted cookies that reveals that it can only be….Teddy Bear!!


Hi folks, as you can no doubt tell I’m still filling in for our resident magick slinger, aren’t you lucky…must have a cookie first though ~munch~ there that’s better.


Okay people we’re still playing catch-up, but we did watch Time Bomb recently and here are some thoughts of ours (okay, they’re mostly Rack’s). (Written in that invisible font stuff) **

Some predictable things in this episode. Illyria rescuing Gunn was fairly obvious, although we didn’t think that she would do it of her own bat. As we mentioned in that last post, Illyria would soon begin to want to lead the group and indeed possibly seek to be a powerful figure in the world. She’s used to being worshipped and that is a drug that would be hard to give up. The time jump sequences were done well and vaguely reminded me of the book “Slaughterhouse 5” where something similar happens to one of the characters. The theme of the episode appeared to be about adapting and only time will tell if Illyria will adapt to the world now that she has lost most of her power.
Couple of things thought, was the proposal that W&H pitched to Gunn in the previous episode merely a scriptwriter ploy to demonstrate that Gunn had learnt his lesson and was therefore worth saving or are W&H plotting something new? Secondly, Hamilton’s seemed a little too nonchalant about Illyria, trying to sound like W&H weren’t that interested in her as a problem. But I suspect that they are only too please that she is less of a threat now. Consider the idea that Illyria wasn’t about to explode and had succeeded in taking over W&H office from Angel. She would be less likely to be such a pawn of the senior partners. Hamilton’s little titbit of information to Wes did appear to be quite pivotal. But we found the most interesting event happened at the end when Angel was willing to sanction the contract between the Fell people and Amanda (played by David’s real life wife) knowing as he does that they intend to sacrifice the child when they reach thirteen (I think that was the age). Did he do this to mislead Hamilton into thinking that they were succeeding in corrupting Angel or is their plan really working? Only time will tell. By the way, nice to see that the others are starting to notice that Wesley is losing touch with sanity, wonder if that will become an issue in future episodes.
***

A big Congratulations to Kitty on the birth of her bouncing baby boy. I’ve always wondered why people say that ‘coz babies don’t bounce. Anyway, one thing babies need is a teddy bear to cuddle.

It’s Friday and you all know what that means…yes it’s Rack’s (teddy bear’s) Track of the week
In view of the weather outside Rain by The Cult

The Cult have been one of those bands that have always enjoyed crossover appeal from Heavy Metal, Goth to just plain normal rock fans. This is a track from their seminal “Love” album, which to some remains probably their finest album (other notable tracks include Love, She Sells Sanctuary and Phoenix). This is one of those songs where simplicity really is the key, Billy Duffy creates a hook that is simply infectious. The lyrics are few but set the tone for the song very well indeed, conveying the intended message and Ian Astbury is on fine vocal form on this and indeed throughout the entire album. So sit back, put you feet up and who cares if it’s raining.


I think I hear his master’s voice calling me so I’d better get going..

C-YA!!!
Subject: tarasapprentice


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Thu, May 06 2004, 9:13:57 pm PDT

Oh, you are one lucky duck!
Subject: Grazie, Prego, Kiss kiss


Author:
tarasapprentice
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Date Posted: Thu, May 06 2004, 11:46:53 am PDT

First, yes, dogtrot Tuesday will always be known as Buffy Tuesday *s*

Imp, enact the spoiler font (comments on Angel to follow) * Ok, first of all I have to say I was so happy about the locale being Italy. Oh those were some bad stereotypes - both Italian and American ones! Best part of the show? Andrew wearing a Strongbad tshirt! *

Do I have more to say? Yes I do just....not now.


Also, glory glory hallelujah! Sometimes I really like where I live *s* :
Friday, June 18 at the Other Network
TODD HOLLAND will appear live to do a Q&A and present 2 un-aired episodes of
"Wonderfalls"

Un-aired episodes of "Wonderfalls"
screening in LA + live Q&A with co-creator Todd Holland
Friday, June 18
at The Other Network, a festival of the best un-aired TV shows ever made
also screening amazing un-aired masterpieces by Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller,
Robert Smigel, Conan O'Brien, Judd Apatow, and many others.

Fridays starting June 11
Knitting Factory LA, 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
shows start at 7:30, $10 ea. series pass $50
Subject: baby


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Thu, May 06 2004, 8:10:29 am PDT

Actually, it was Tuesday that Kitty had her baby (which I still think of as Buffy night, so all the better).
Subject: Logan Xander


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Wed, May 05 2004, 2:08:42 pm PDT

For all you Succubus Club listeners, Kitty had her baby! Little Logan Xander was born today (on an Angel Wednesday it seems!). An 8 lb 8 oz boy.
Subject: grrr arrrgh


Author:
Lionhunter - purveyor of fine spam
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Date Posted: Wed, May 05 2004, 1:47:33 pm PDT

A blast past to say:

Hello to all, hope the Spring is treating you well - flowers a'bloomin, birds a'singing, sun a'shinin!

I dropped by to say thank you to Rack and Teddy as ever for that thing you do, that only you do, that you do so well! (that sounds alllllmost naughty).

I see SciFi Wire is running a story that DB is "relieved" that Angel is ending and doesn't think he will be available for a movie unless they raise the bar significantly... hmmmm. Not gonna say alot about that as I might not say nice things about my best-beloved.

Am enjoying Angel as ever but struggle to see where the "smurf" story is going.

Mr L sat down with me to watch Tru Calling last night and very much enjoyed seeing Eliza run around - much in the same vein as Joey and Chandler enjoying Baywatch. I think the general plot was lost on him - and he kept calling her Faith.

Sorry for prolonged absence - children, whup and general familyitis demanding lots of time and attention - like a small needy baby with a permanent wet bottom.

And on that charming analogy, I will wave, blow kisses and depart.
Subject: Not been gone


Author:
Evil Goddess Fire
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Date Posted: Wed, May 05 2004, 8:07:24 am PDT

Been busy, looking for Willow's papers is terribly draining. I'm pretty sure I have her reg. number, but I can't quite tell. I've been working my butt off lately in addition to that, but money is good. Money is good. I think I could use a cookie.... and another cup of coffee.
Subject: Return of the cookie muncher


Author:
Rack's_teddy_bear
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Date Posted: Tue, May 04 2004, 3:04:46 pm PDT

Rack’s had his hair cut and he’s too shy to be seen at the moment so I’m filling in for him.

Right first off a cookie {munch!}, then some catching up on Angel.

Underneath (written in that font that you can’t read unless you highlight it)

Not a lot seemed to happen in this episode. Some nice comic touches though, Spike must have similar television tastes to our resident warlock, namely poor. Angel’s obviously not a fan of Knight Rider. A comment that Illyria made had Rack thinking, nice to know that something does. If there’s a world full of shrimp, is there one full of strawberries? Still, nice to see an old BtvS reference crossover into Angel. Hamilton seemed to be doing more than a passable impression of the Terminator and even the bit at the end where we see Spike having the bullets retrieved from his back seemed a strange homage to T2. It’s always good to see Lindsey, but after all angel and Spike went through to get him back they didn’t find out much more than what most people had guessed, The senior partners are using Angels position as CEO to distract him from other, bigger things. But just what will that turn out to be?


Origin (also written in the same stuff as above)

Having created the character Illyria, I wonder if they’ve quite figured out just what to do with her. As a being just to being worshipped what’s to stop her usurping Angel as CEO of Wolfram and Hart just to have the sense of power once more. Rack’s campaign to get more warlocks on the screen seems to a paid off somewhat with another warlock on Angel. Cyvus Vail, a supposedly powerful warlock doesn’t seem to have the power to heal himself. Hard to say what ailment he was suffering from, strawberry withdrawal symptoms hopefully. Couldn’t figure out the purpose of this episode. Wes and Connor have regained their memories, but I can’t see the significance of this as yet. Would this knowledge tip an already unstable Wesley over the edge? Illyria’s dimension travelling abilities will no doubt come into play in rescuing Gunn (still have to see Time Bomb – so it could have happened already). Gunn appears to have learnt his lesson, which he demonstrates by turning down Hamilton’s offer which would free himself from the Hell dimension.
Not many episodes left to introduce an apocalypse and advert it so I expect things will hot up soon.


Hay what’s that Charmed confusing? It’s simple, there are three witches and they kill warlocks. Besides, even if you can’t understand it you can always just sit and stare at Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano – not that I ever do that.


Must go now..

Remember the Teddy Bear loves you.

C-YA!!!
Subject: van Helsing


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Mon, May 03 2004, 1:49:49 pm PDT

I wonder if this van Helsing movie will be good. The ads I've seen for it seem suitably scarey, but I've been fooled before.
Subject: Succubus Club


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Fri, Apr 30 2004, 10:42:06 am PDT

I don't know how many folks here listen to the Succubus Club internet radio show, but they may have aired the next to last episode this last Wednesday evening. Kitty is expecting pretty soon now and it has become very uncomfortable for her to do the show (and almost anything else), so they may not have the show next week. If that's the case, the last show will be sometime in August. The end of an era.
Subject: Mazzy


Author:
EmilyBoo
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Date Posted: Thu, Apr 29 2004, 8:29:49 am PDT

Hi Mazzy, thanks for that background.... I remembered most of it, except where I had seen Sahjahn... BTW, tried the link for the James Marsters screencaps and they're gone! Photobucket bandwidth exceeded, I've never seen that happen before.
Subject: omg!


Author:
gothicwoman2001
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Date Posted: Wed, Apr 28 2004, 12:49:55 am PDT

i cant believe jm shaved his head! i love his cumming faces! he looks quite cute like that actually, and ive never liked men with shaven heads!

thanx for that link Mazzy - that is so cool! i'll have to tell fortune teller when i see her tonight!

btw, i lurked here yesterday and wrote a big long post, then closed down the window by accident and lost it all - grr! i am so bitter!

xxjoxx
Subject: Here to answer questions...


Author:
Mazzy
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Date Posted: Tue, Apr 27 2004, 9:36:23 pm PDT

*
And avoid going to bed...

Emily Boo Hi there! Don't think we've officially met *shakes hands*

About Origin...The way I understand it is this...Connor DID remember. Vale (the demon guy who wanted Connor to kill Sanjhan) had created all of Connor's new memories and basically his new life. He threatened Angel by saying if he didn't get Connor to fight Sahjhan than, he would release the contents of that gold box. The deal with that gold box was not so much that it was restore EVERYONE'S memories but those who are in the nearby vicinity. It was kind of like a truth spell so that those near it (when it was opened) would see the true memories (while retaining the old), so everyone that was in the room when the box was smashed (Connor, Angel, Wes, Illyria) would learn the truth.

Sanjhan featured prominiently in Angel season 3. The main nemesis of this season was Hotlz, a vampire hunter. Eons ago, Angel and Darla killed Holtz family (including his little girl *snif*) Sanjhan made a deal with Holtz that he would bring him forward in time (current day) to kill Angel. Sanjhan also "created" the prophecy "The Father Will Kill the Son" which is the one that Wes discovered and is why Wes took baby Connor and brought him to Holtz. If you recall, Holtz jumped through a portal (created by Sanjhan) to another dimension and later on Connor returned in his current form (older and screwier).

Turns out that Sanjhan made up that prophecy to trick Wes into taking Connor from Angel. The REAL prophecy was that Connor would kill Sanjhan (as we saw in Origin). Seems like a lot of work for nothing.

Hope that explains it somewhat. It's a bit convuluted.

Connor figured it out. The last few lines when he was saying that he wanted to go back to his quiet life led to this knowing comment directed right at Angel "That's what my FATHER told me". There was silent acknowledgment between them that Connor knew, but he was gonna go back to his other life, where he was needed (and frankly happier) and it makes sense 'cause that was the point of Angel's sacrifice. If Connor then decided to join with him, it would've made it all worthless.

It was really nice, I liked it and it almost made me sob *snif*
<--origin spoilers

So, guess what??
James Marster shaved his head on Ryan Seacrest. Wanna see screen caps?

James on Ryan Seacrest

Also, Seth Green will be on Sesame Street AND That 70's Show tomorrow (Aug 28th). Now tell me he's NOT versatile!

I know I stil have some other responses to get to. I will next time. I PROMISE!

Hope you're all doing well!

Mazzy
Subject: Prince is sort of like Bowie


Author:
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Date Posted: Tue, Apr 27 2004, 12:25:02 pm PDT

Just look at David Bowie. He always looks good no matter how old he gets. And Bowie changes bands and musical styles at a whim.

Anyone heard an Ice Cube sound that I think is da bomb? It goes a little like this . . .
This hear is payback from way back.

*BEWARE*
Angel Spoiler talk below

I believe that I missed most of this last Angel where his son comes back into his life. I really like the new Fred. I was afraid that they were going to make it so that she went back to being the old Fred. Whew. They didn't.


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Subject: Well tarasapprentice


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DSOAA
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Date Posted: Tue, Apr 27 2004, 10:51:57 am PDT

In the script, she choses the godless man, in the end. He overcomes her with his logic. Plus, she is too attracted to him to lose him over something that during the span of her life will be intangible and invisible. She isn't the type of person to mutate her beliefs in order to have it both ways. This means that she stands a good chance of losing her friends and the stability of the life that she had created. Other men of her religion attempt to court her. None of them will do.

Anyone here totally confused by Charmed?
Subject: Hullo


Author:
EmilyBoo
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Date Posted: Tue, Apr 27 2004, 8:25:22 am PDT

Hi, all.
I've been reading all the posts lately, but telling myself I would post later, and I just realized it is now later, so here I am. :)
I hope it's not HBO that picks up Wonderfalls... I don't get any pay stations. I wouldn't mind if any broadcast network or basic cable channel picked it up though.
Hmmm... What did y'all think of the latest Angel, (spoiler tags because I don't know if everyone has seen it...) with the return of Connor? I liked it and I'm still trying to decide if Connor got his memories back or not. I think yes. I'm also trying to remember when that demon that Connor fought has appeared before, I remember his face, but not the circumstances of his prior appearance.
I think that's all for now.
Subject: so sorry


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Date Posted: Tue, Apr 27 2004, 7:36:12 am PDT

I'm sorry I haven't been posting what anyone would consider frequently. I've been busy lately, the market is starting back up, and I get online in the morning, which is not my best time to think up witty things to say. My sister has officially given me Willow, so I now have a (very typey) Appaloosa. To paint the bigger picture, I can barely get out to see her once a week. Yesterday it was in the 90s so I didn't even leave the house if I didn't have to. I also whacked a good 3 1/2 inches off my hair, yay! It bounces again.
Subject: Must apologize


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Mazzy
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 26 2004, 11:37:33 pm PDT

*
For my posting absence, though I have been known to scroll often without the posting saying "eh, I'll do it next time" and then I'm just being lazy, you know? Well no good reason really. I enjoy you all so very much, so what can I say.

The Magic Box even came up on a google image search I was doing yesterday. Hmm, what WAS I looking up?? I can't remember but one of T'app's icons popped up and it was linked to this page.

ANYWHOW, pop over to the Barge and look for my late night post to catch some general news about our favorite shows (yes, I'm that lazy to repost it here--what with all the changing of the codes and all).

Me, Magista & ronia have particpated in a Spuffy ficathon along with about 35 or so other LJ users (well, I'm not a LJ user, but I wrote a fic). It's linked in the fiction thread over there.

Rumors... I read a rumor on Buffy.nu that HBO is interested in Wonderfalls! (yay! That's where it belongs!).

Also I heard that Amber Benson got major kudos for Ghosts of Albion along with Chris Golden. They received a Bram Stoker award nom.

read about it here

linking this for Rack Just cause

Eliza pict

Hey and what's this I hear about you coming to NYC? When? And are we gonna hang then?

oh and for T'app 'cause she's nice *g*
High Quality Amber picts

Ok guess that's about it, but wanted to say an enthusiastic WELCOME BACK to Wednesday Adams (yay!) and DSOAA!!!

Mazzy
(hope my links work, if not...oh well!)
Subject: Wonderfalls


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Date Posted: Sat, Apr 24 2004, 10:00:21 am PDT

Please keep visiting savewonderfalls.com and help out! Even
apprentice did many of the suggestions and it only took a few minutes.

There's a letter from Bryan Fuller on the site which is really quite sweet. Can't post it here but go have a look see yourselves.

watcher I will be sure to go get Gina a new wig. I thought maybe she'd look good with one of those powdery kinds the judges and President Washington used to wear.

And remember people...the monkey loves you!
Subject: busy busy me


Author:
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Date Posted: Fri, Apr 23 2004, 7:36:45 pm PDT

I only have tome to post my track of the week. Of course, it's Prince's Musicology .

I go to Ren Faire tomorrow ! Yay me!!! I think I'll kidnap the Queen Liz and put on her costume and usurp the throne. Yeah, thats a good plan methinks.


Subject: Rack the Warlock


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dogtrot
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Date Posted: Fri, Apr 23 2004, 2:36:38 pm PDT

Thank you for the birthday wishes. It was a good day and full of way too many candles, among other things.
Subject: By George, It's Faith Appreciation Day!!


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Date Posted: Fri, Apr 23 2004, 11:33:43 am PDT

The Magic Box’s two newest visitors seem odd even by the high standards of oddness that the Magic Box possess. A warlock and a little teddy bear carry flags, crosses of St George no less, look odd at anytime but today at least there is a reason, for it is St George’s Day and a part of the Magic Box will be forever England. That part being that darkness under the stairs, into which the warlock disappears. The little teddy bear follows the warlock but then stops and sniffs the air, he senses the aroma of cookies. He then drops his flag and scuttles off to the counter where the ever kind and generous tarasApprentice had left some munchies for the little fellow


DSOAA: I have to agree with you that Tru needs to smile more, especially seeing how Eliza has such a nice smile. I’m glad to see that she’s finally got herself a car too, even if it is an old SAAB. But I do like the colour ~ strawberry red. I know that Michelle Trachtenberg made a film called “Eurotrip”, don’t know if that’s the film that your referring to.

Gothic: I quite like the Rasmus’ "in the shadows” video, they show it quite a bit on Kerrang! tv (channel 819 on NTL cable). The song kinda grows on you too. One that I like is Bowling for soup’s “Girl all the bad guys like”, I like how the video pokes fun at Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff” ~ and just what is a two way?

Dogtrot: Belated Happy Birthday wishes. I hope that your day was filled with joy and happiness and stuff like that. Oh and presents – mustn’t forget those.

TarasApp: Yay, well done Prince! Who’d have thought that he was denied top spot by the awesome “Mower Enslavers Die! The very sublime best of Lownmower Deth” ~ what ? What do you mean I’m dreaming again?

Okay, I know that you have waited all week for this. As you should know – and if not why – today is St George’s Day and F♥ith appreciation day. In honour of this most joyous of days (well it would be if we didn’t have to go to work – no day off for us) this week’s Rack’s track of the week is….All of my love by Led Zeppelin

This is a track taken from the last studio album that Zeppelin produced prior to the death of drummer John Bonham. Led Zep are in my opinion the second greatest band produced by this country (top five are 5)The Who 4)The Beatles 3)The Rolling Stones 2)Led Zeppelin 1)Lawnmower Deth) and “In through the outdoor” ,their last album proper, sees them experimenting with synthesizers. It does wear a little thin on tracks like "Carouselambra" by works okay on the slick AOR favourite that is “All my love”
I must admit that I haven’t the foggiest what the lyrics are about, just why would Planty sing about chasing feathers in the wind is anybodies guess. There is a rumour that it’s all to do with some mysterious user of the dark arts and his love for a dark haired assassin of the undead, can’t think who that would be. It’s worth pointing out that whilst this album is over looked in favour of Zep’s earlier works (I must admit Led Zep II is still my favourite of theirs), this album was the first by a rock band to debut at No 1 on the billboard album charts. Much of the album is the work of Robert Plant and John Paul Jones as the usual driving force behind Zep, the guitar warlock Jimmy Page, was battling drugs at the time. It’s probably for this reason that the album is less guitar orientated than the earlier works, but none the less one that you should purchase to see a different side to one of Rock’s true great legends.


Right, I was gonna sign off with a piece by one of England’s greatest play writes, Bill Spokeshaver, but unfortunately Teddy has left the book I was going to quote from behind. So you’ll have to make do with this from William Shakespeare. Don’t be too hard on him, he’s a young lad with a bright future… take it away Will..

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,— This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England

Take care all!!
Subject: Gothicwoman


Author:
Evil Goddess Fire
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Date Posted: Fri, Apr 23 2004, 8:12:59 am PDT

gothicwoman2001, I love the song "In the Shadows" too, very dark.
Subject: i love "in the shadows"!


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Date Posted: Thu, Apr 22 2004, 1:53:44 am PDT

hullo peeps!

posting from work - naughty! am back now - feel much better than i did but still not 100%

Wednesday Adams - thankyou for caring! hope you feel better soon too!

tarasapprentice - that looks like good hair, you should go for it. i want my hair to be funkier. i've gone back to goth lately and might have it all chopped off in a funky bob thing and dyed jet black again. maybe, haven't decided yet.

i love those hush pics! shecro rocks!

music-wise, i absolutely love the rasmus 's new one - "in the shadows". the video is so cool! has anyone else seen it? i have bought the album and i keep listening to it! i would love to see them in concert, but i havent been able to get tickets. grr arg!

if you watch the eppy, isn't the quote actually "did anybody order an apocalypse?"

xxjoxx
Subject: Holi canoli...


Author:
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Date Posted: Wed, Apr 21 2004, 5:17:19 pm PDT

I am in shock...is there actually hope for the music industry? Prince's new Musicology video debuted at #2 on MTV - how did real, brilliant musicians get back on MTV?? Did someone order an apocalypse?


another example of shecro's great art
Subject: tarasapprentice


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Wed, Apr 21 2004, 3:29:03 pm PDT

Thank you!


WednesdayAdams,

I guess we're the lucky ones who don't have springtime allergies!
Subject: Must I Have One?


Author:
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Date Posted: Wed, Apr 21 2004, 2:42:15 pm PDT

Ok, there's some guys working here - at my house - construction guys...and I have no idea even what they're doing. Well, okay they are making a lot of noise. That much I know. I fear for the shattering of glass at this moment.

I think I have totally made the descision to have Gina Gershon hair - but longer. She was on some documentary on IFC last night and I saw her hair and thought I wanted it, but like I said before, a lot longer. Have a look:

which leads me to wonder - who do you all think has good hair, style wise, and why?


A belated, yet heartfelt, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOGTROT!!!!!! . Blessings on your "new" year.


Hey, DSOAA, in that one script you were working on, did the girl pick God/religion or the guy/love in the end? I have always wondered.

The oven is beeping...

I guess that meant lunch is ready, or I hope it is. You guys ever take stuff out of the oven and put it on the plate only to find it only seemed done? Just me huh? Well, okay, I'm used to that.

What was with this place this week? I've never seen it so slow.

wednesday daams Hush was very important because it was Tara's first appearance *s* Yeah, Tru does a ridiculous amount of running. watcher and I have determined that it's because the boys like to see her run for umm, certain reasons I guess.

You're pondering if this post has a point. No is the answer.

*leaves some cookies out for the bear*
Subject: huh


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Wednesday Adams
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Date Posted: Wed, Apr 21 2004, 12:30:32 pm PDT

did you know that if you write 'insert title here' in the title bar, it'll come up blank??

most odd.
Subject:


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Wednesday Adams
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Date Posted: Wed, Apr 21 2004, 12:25:27 pm PDT

gothicwoman; yup, we are on the same time scale - i live in ireland. but the hush thing is a little odd.
i hope you feel better soon. i'm not very well either, so i know how you feel

dogtrot; i have to say that i adore springtime too. with all the growing, and the smells of freshly cut grass.....

DSOAA; i agree. tru should smile more often. although the episode i just watched was quite sad. poor tru.

well, i'm gonna go watch judging amy
Subject: bleh


Author:
gothicwoman2001
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Date Posted: Wed, Apr 21 2004, 6:21:12 am PDT

hullo peeps

yes, DSOAA - i did poke out my tongue at you, and you well deserved it! i still havent forgiven you for being a meanie, that really upset me, you know.

i am ok, not brilliant, but not having a nervous breakdown...yet!

Wednesday Adams - we must be on the same time scale - when you posted that, i had just watched all the same episodes, which makes sense for angel and tru calling as they're both new, (in england anyway) but why did we both decide to watch hush recently, which is quite an old one? spooky! then again, it is one of my favourite buffy's ever.

about tru calling - the running annoys me too, especially now it's been mentioned on here! i've seen the first two and it's not bad, but i get the feeling it might become a bit repetitive if the same thing happens every week. plus, it doesn't surprise me at all, i could have written those two eppys!

i have been off work for the last 3 days - have a fluey thing, yuk!

xxjoxx
Subject: Tru Calling and the running


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Date Posted: Wed, Apr 21 2004, 5:55:37 am PDT

Hey Wednesday Adams! I also noticed that Tru does a heck of a lot of running. As Faith, she also did quite a bit of running. She probably does more running than anyone else on TV, except for Jaime Summers The Bionic Woman. And everyone loved seeing Jaime Summers run because it was in slow motion and she had great bouncey hair and plus there was that funny Bionic sound that always followed her around. HE HE.

I think that I would like to see Tru do a bit more smiling. I know that she 'deals with the dead.' However, she has a pretty smile that we got to see a lot on Buffy. Maybe Mr. Rourke from Fantasy Island needs to walk up to her and say, "Smiles Everyone. Smiles."

Gee, I must have watched too much TV in my lifetime.
Subject: I got the tongue poking??


Author:
DSOAA
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Date Posted: Wed, Apr 21 2004, 5:44:28 am PDT

GothicWoman2001 poked her tongue at rude little ol' me? Well, I never!!!

Sorry to hear about your mother passing away Gothic. I hope that you are doing well.

I can't wait to see Angel tonight. It has Drusilla and the gang in it. I must say that I never liked the storyline about the senior partnership that has permeated Angel since season I. It is just wierd to see all of these demons walking around like business men in a elegant firm. I can't tell if I am watching Angel or Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

However, when the senior partnership doesn't make an appearance in an Angel episode, I like the show a lot.

Anyone see that movie that Dawn is in? What is it called again?
Subject: Almond


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Tue, Apr 20 2004, 7:33:47 pm PDT

Thank you for the Birthday wishes! How have you been? I hope you are having a nice spring. Spring is my favorite season, especially late spring and early summer when the days start to get long and the evenings are warm. I like to listen to Marianne Faithful's "Summer Nights" about that time.
Subject: he he


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Wednesday Adams
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Date Posted: Sun, Apr 18 2004, 3:12:15 pm PDT

i just watched *Smile Time* and it has to be the funniest episode of Angel i have ever seen! it was brillant. although it was also kinda sad, cos you can tell the end is coming when they start resolving all the various love themes.

Rack yeah, i did get to see Tru Calling. i thought it was good, although it coulda been better. and i'm glad to here she stops with the constant running - it's probably quicker than driving in a city, but it'd get pretty tiring, and i mean for the viewer. i couldn't believe her name is Tru, but it actually kinda works.

i also watched *hush* the other day. it's also hilarious. i just had one problem with it; they never explain why the gentlemen need seven hearts, and especially with fairy tales and stuff there's always a reason, like; they need them to regain their own voices, or they need them to take over the world or something. it just annoyed me, cos usually Buffy's good at explaining these kinda things
Subject: Fly by at light speed!


Author:
Almond
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Date Posted: Sun, Apr 18 2004, 2:35:40 pm PDT

I don't have time to scroll and respond (though I promise I'll take the time to read everyone's messages soon *s*), just wanted to drop off {{HUGS}} for everyone and a very important message for Dogtrot:

Happy Birthday Dogtrot!!!

(Just in case you don't get my card again! *g* Did I get the right day?)

I miss you all!
Subject: Just a flying visit


Author:
Rack_the_warlock
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Date Posted: Sun, Apr 18 2004, 12:09:41 pm PDT

Well there are a few welcome faces since I last posted here. Nice to see Kung Fu, Gothic, DSOAA and Wednesday Adams again.

Wednesday: Did you watch Tru Calling? I thought that the first episode was probably the worst in the series. Thankfully they stopped have poor Tru run around everywhere which was just plain ridiculous. The series has gotten better of late as they have brought other elements into the mix, such as Tru’s father’s involvement in her mothers death and the mysterious Jack, whom I’m pretty sure no one likes.

I don’t know about Purple Rain, but it has been raining a lot here in the past few days. When I left work on Friday I was greeted with a hail storm! Anyway, slightly later than normal due to celebrations on Friday as a former colleague of Mr Warlock’s and one time wearer of strawberry smelling perfume is getting married in a few weeks time, I bring you Rack’s track of the week

This week’s offering is not something to do with time ticking away on Angel but, due to the fact that next Friday is St George’s Day, I’m flag waving for some home grown talent. This week I bring you Time is running out by Muse

Forget the pseudo glam of The Darkness, Muse are probably the best thing that we have produced in a long time. This track taken from their Absolution album is in my opinion one of their best and a good introduction to anyone new to the band. It starts of with a smokin’ electric base line from Chris Wolstenholme, that vaguely reminds me of my electric toothbrush when it’s getting low on power (odd that), but it’s when it reaches the chorus that Matt Bellamy lets rip with a vocal bombardment and some nice crunchy guitar chords that Justin Hawkins can only dream about that the song implants itself into your mind and you just can’t shift it, not that you’d want to. My advice to you all is to seek out “Absolution”…for the sake of your musical soul.

This is most odd, the rain is starting to look purple…wonder why that is..

Take care all!!!!
Subject: Track of the week and Wonderfalls


Author:
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Date Posted: Sat, Apr 17 2004, 9:44:41 am PDT

Only have time for this - and why is it so quiet in here lately??

Ok, UPN is considering picking up Wonderfalls. Visit the savewonderfalls site and see what you can do to help.

A Canadian station will be airing all 13 episodes of Wonderfalls. It will be dubbed over in french.

My Track Of The Week is a song everyone knows and loves (you better love it anyway):

Prince's Purple Rain

I never meant 2 cause u any sorrow
I never meant 2 cause u any pain
I only wanted 2 one time see u laughing
I only wanted 2 see u laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain

I only wanted 2 see u bathing in the purple rain

I never wanted 2 be your weekend lover
I only wanted 2 be some kind of friend
Baby I could never steal u from another
It’s such a shame our friendship had 2 end

Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain

I only wanted 2 see u underneath the purple rain

Honey I know, I know, I know times are changing
It’s time we all reach out 4 something new
That means u 2
U say u want a leader
But u can’t seem 2 make up your mind
I think u better close it
And let me guide u 2 the purple rain

Purple rain purple rain
Purple rain purple rain

If you know what I’m singing about up here
C’mon raise your hand

Purple rain purple rain

I only want 2 see u, only want 2 see u
In the purple rain


...sing along, you know you wanna.


Subject: ooh a quiz!


Author:
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Date Posted: Thu, Apr 15 2004, 1:27:26 pm PDT

hullo ppl! thought i'd join in the games!

1. What's your favourite word? i agree - voluptuous is a cool word, especially as i fit that bill (gothic pokes her tongue out at rude DSOAA and gives him a meaningful look)

2. What's your least favourite word? i think that "crevice" is a positively disgusting word! (line from "blackadder").just kidding. the word i really hate is a very rude 4 letter word beginning with "c" - yuk!

3. What turns you on? confidence mainly, but if we're talking about looks, i'd have to say on a man - strong arms, on a lady - curves in all the right places

4. What turns you off? idiots who judge you by the way you look and dont bother to get to know you

5. What's your favourite curse word? i agree "bugger" is a very good word, i use it often! either that or "arse!"

6. What sound do you love? certain music that touches your very soul every time you hear it

7. What sound do you hate? my alarm clock that either means i have to get out of my nice warm bed and face the world or that it's time for me to go home and leave my lovely boyfriend behind - bah!

8. What other profession would you like to attempt? teacher

9. What other profession would not like to attempt? gardener

10. If heaven exists what do you want God to say to you? "welcome to heaven, just over here you'll find all the people you've loved and lost and they're all waitng for you." that would be so lovely!

xxjoxx
Subject: i may as well try the quiz...


Author:
Wednesday Adams
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Date Posted: Thu, Apr 15 2004, 11:05:16 am PDT

...since there doesn't seem to be much activity here.

1. What's your favourite word? I'm not sure, I like the word voluptuous (i probably spelt it wrong).

2. What's your least favourite word? moist (if you've ever taken a test on Spark.com you'll understand)

3. What turns you on? well, i'll have to agree with DSOAA and say dancing seductively

4. What turns you off? stupidity and pessimism

5. What's your favourite curse word? buggar (can i say that?). and anything else that comes out of Spikes mouth!

6. What sound do you love? running water, like a little stream or a waterfall, and bird call, and just about any sound in nature

7. What sound do you hate? alarms, alarm clocks and phones that wont stop ringing

8. What other profession would you like to attempt? archaeologist

9. What other profession would not like to attempt? doctor or nanny

10. If heaven exists what do you want God to say to you? boo
Subject: I'm already getting worry wrinkles


Author:
Evil Goddess Fire
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Date Posted: Wed, Apr 14 2004, 8:11:46 am PDT

Wednesday Adams, 2 days before me! I'm starting to wig, and it's not even mid-season. Gah. Maybe I need more sleep.
Subject: My bizzare quiz answers.


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DSOAA
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Date Posted: Tue, Apr 13 2004, 5:00:40 am PDT

But before I answer the quiz, I have to comment on the Nick and Jessica Simpson variety show that premiered last week in the USA. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! Just 1 month ago, I was telling someone that I missed the days where they had funny and corny variety shows with my favorite guest stars. (Donny and Marie, Sonny and Cher, Caroll Burnett.) I thought that Nick and Jessica were hilarious and it takes a lot of guts for two young people to do something that is so different in today's atmosphere of 'reality' shows. Plus, it doesn't hurt that Jessica is more beautiful than any Victoria Secrets model that I have ever seen. Nick ain't bad either.

The only down side to the show is that Jessica makes singing look ugly and painful. Homegirl is up there shaking her hands all over the place and making bizarre, mutant singing faces. She needs a little bit of grace.

Oh, and I love Tru Calling.

Now, on to the quiz.

1. What's your favourite word? No one word is my favorite. However, the sentence "Kiss be, baby." is pretty nice.

2. What's your least favourite word? Again, no word is my least favorite. However, right now I hate to hear that stupid sentence used by corporate booty hole vampires. "I like to hit the ground running." I also hate the phrase "weapons of mass destruction."

3. What turns you on? #1 A woman who knows how to dance seductively. #2 A woman who likes to be kissed passionately against walls and in small booths. (Well. You asked!)

4. What turns you off? A woman who brings a spoonful of negativity into almost everything that they talk about.

5. What's your favourite curse word? I used to become amused when Starbuck said, "Frak!!" in Battlestar Galactica.

6. What sound do you love? The piano. I love piano. I love the sound of Fall with it's sound wind and falling leaves. I love to hear thunderstorms.

7. What sound do you hate? The sound of a dentists drill.

8. What other profession would you like to attempt? An opera singer, a TV show producer or a star in those 'other' kind of movies. (HE HE)

9. What other profession would not like to attempt? Lawyer, politician or National Public Radio commentator.

10. If heaven exists what do you want God to say to you? "The nude rollerskating rink that plays nothing but disco music is over that way. Farah Fawcett will be your DJ." (HE HE)
Subject: ooh a quiz


Author:
Kung Fu Cowboy
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Date Posted: Tue, Apr 13 2004, 2:46:14 am PDT

Hi Everybody! It has been far too long between quizzes so I must do this one [I did spend an hour at work today looking up name generators but that's a different story].

1. What's your favourite word? I don't know about a favourite word I think I'm a lover of languages but a word I have always liked is "Sasquatch" I believe it is a native american name for Big Foot Did you know that even though the Tibetan government doesn't acknowledge the existence of the Yeti but they have a law against killing them...

2. What's your least favourite word? It begins with a "c" and I hear it entirely too much at work - some of these soldiers swear like sailors

3. What turns you on? Nice Eyes

4. What turns you off? Arrogance

5. What's your favourite curse word? I try not to curse any more

6. What sound do you love? A loved one's voice

7. What sound do you hate? excessive noise of any kind

8. What other profession would you like to attempt? I would like to be a teacher or maybe an Indiana Jones-esque archeologist

9. What other profession would not like to attempt? Butler

10. If heaven exists what do you want God to say to you? I think "welcome" would be sufficient.
Subject: Thank you Rack for the Easter card


Author:
DidSomeoneOrderAnApocalyse
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 12 2004, 7:01:05 pm PDT

Yes. It has been a long time since I have posted in here. I also go by DSOAA.

Huge hugs and kisses to tarasApprentice, my all time favorite virtual friend in the universe. I will never forget our wonderful e-mail exchanges in which I learned how interesting her life is. We should make a movie about it. ^^Hmmm. What a wonderful idea!!!^^

Rack sent me an Easter card. So, I am thanking him here in this forum.

What else. A couple of you know that I like to write screenplays. I have been working on a script that is based on my life as it has occured since last April. The cool part is that I don't have to think of new ideas for the script. They actually occur on a week by week basis. Some of the twists and turns in the story are just freaky and wild. There is so much in there that it rough deciding what will go and what will stay. Maybe it should be an HBO series, like the Sopranos or Six Feet Under, so that I can fit it all in.

I will be lurking to see what has been going on.

Oh, and TaraApprentice. I missed some Ghosts of Albion shows. I will have to ketchup on them.
Subject: TarasApp


Author:
Wednesday Adams
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 12 2004, 2:33:24 pm PDT

*wednesday tries to remain vertical as she is partially smushed by tarasApp*
how are you? always good to know i haven't been forgotten *g*
thanks for info on Tru Calling. i have to admit it doesn't look brilliant. i think it looks quite like 'Daily Edition'.
what's Wonderfalls? we don't have it over here.

hmm, i really should go pack my bags - i'm going to a friends house for a few days tomorrow - although that would require actually finding a bag.

i'm very annoyed with myself for missing last weeks Angel. i wasnt in and forgot to reset the time on my vcr after the clocks went forward! so it didn't tape. and then it was on again on saturday, but again i was out, and so although i'd been careful to reset the time and everything, i didn't check the tape so it ran out less than half way through. most annoying.

has anyone here seen Gothika? it was pretty scary! i went to see it on saturday with my brother and his very odd friends.

oh, i finally got to see hush!!! my mom bought me a buffy dvd for my birthday, and it was one of the four episodes on it. i was so happy. somehow neither me nor any of my friends had ever seen it before and it was really annoying us. it was so funny. i think my favourite part was when xander tried to phone buffy, and the look Spike gave him afterward. it was priceless. those two have some of the funniest interchanges.
Subject: Ohmigosh!!!


Author:
tarasapprentice
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 12 2004, 1:45:43 pm PDT

Wednesday Adams!!!! *tarasapprentice makes a running tackle hug* I can't believe my eyes! I so happy to see you and you know whats totally bizzare is I was wondering where you were and how you are on Friday night.As for Tru Calling - many of us watch it. You should at least see the first episode, just to know, you know? I just don't care for it that much. The only person who seems to really like it is watcher . Give it a try and tell us what you think!


I love that gif! Shecro made it *s*
Subject: it's been far too long...


Author:
Wednesday Adams
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 12 2004, 10:15:22 am PDT

hey all. no, you're not imagining things, i really have returned!
{{HUGS}} and Happy Easter to all.

Evil Goddess Fire yay for being 16 - i just turned 16 on April 4!

EmilyBoo i don't believe we've ever met, but i feel your pain. i have a terrible sinus infection too. my doctor had me get an x-ray of it and all, but i haven't got the results yet. you should try a sage and thyme tea - it helps.

btw, can anyone tell me about Tru Calling? the first eppy is gonna be aired here tomorrow and i wanted to know if it's worth watching. of course i'll probably watch it regardless, simply cos i love Eliza! *weg*

sigh it's good to be back. the biggest problem being i don't really have much of an excuse for my overly long absense, just school work and laziness and other people always using the computer.
Subject: quizzes


Author:
Evil Goddess Fire
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 12 2004, 8:05:46 am PDT

1. What's your favourite word? Totchke, because noone knows what it means.
2. What's your least favourite word? Damnation (I can say that right?) because fire and brimstone preachers use it alot.
3. What turns you on? Chocolate...... and Strawberries.
4. What turns you off? total lack of coordnation
5. What's your favourite curse word? I don't curse anymore, I bleep myself out.
6. What sound do you love? The sound of the coffee maker, crunching gravel, and the birds early in the morning.
7. What sound do you hate? I'm going to steal Rack's answer and say my alarm clock. Have you ever seen the commercials with the alarm clocks in them? It sounds like that.
8. What other profession would you like to attempt? Sociologist
9. What other profession would not like to attempt? Criminal Defense, defending all those guilty people? I'd rather see them suffer in jail, the world's not big enough for all of us you knw.
10. If heaven exists what do you want God to say to you? "welcome". (stealing Lionhunter's answer, but we can't all be perfect)
Subject: Just a quick flyby...


Author:
Rack_the_warlock
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 12 2004, 6:14:39 am PDT

Oh quizzes, I like quizzes…but I can’t find the answer to question 3 anywhere ~ oh hum…


1. What's your favourite word? Faith. It means trust or belief (something like that), but it means so much more to me.

2. What's your least favourite word? Bill. It means gives us some of your money.

3. What turns you on? I have this little switch on my back. No just kidding. Erm..sorry I don’t know the answer to this one.

4. What turns you off? The opposite to question 3.

5. What's your favourite curse word? Curses..I know plenty of those. Oh sorry, you mean swearing. I don’t really have a favourite.

6. What sound do you love? I’ll half steal tarasApp’s answer and say Fith’s voice.

7. What sound do you hate? My alarm clock when it goes off in the morning.

8. What other profession would you like to attempt? Rock star…I always wanted to be a rock star. Like tarasApp, I too used to have a fancy to be a barrister. I can just see me in a wig and gown “M’lud, you must let the defendant go free, as at the time of the offence he had his fingers crossed.” Perry Mason has nothing on me.

9. What other profession would not like to attempt? Pretty much anything that carries responsibility – or a sewage worker.

10. If heaven exists what do you want God to say to you? I’d imagine he’d say something like “Erm..Sorry, but you’re in the wrong place”.


Hope everyone had a happy easter/cheese fondue day.

Teddy….spring cleaning doesn’t mean empting the cupboards of cookies…and certainly not be eating them all. Wonder If I can send him to the WB offices instead of a beanie toy?


Take care all!!
Subject: Tarasapp -


Author:
Lionhunter
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 12 2004, 3:20:47 am PDT

Sorry!!!!! - I did not read your message properly so would just like to make clear that my favourite swear word is bullbump!

(Did I get away with it, oh p**p!).
Subject: Lots of thinking.....I don't do well with the thinking.


Author:
Lionhunter - I Google, therefore I am
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Date Posted: Mon, Apr 12 2004, 3:18:38 am PDT

Here we go:

1. What's your favourite word? meniscus (I just like the sound of it)
2. What's your least favourite word? The "c" word.
3. What turns you on? Mr L....chocolate....Mr L....chocolate....Mr L covered in chocolate!
4. What turns you off? poor hygiene
5. What's your favourite curse word? bull****
6. What sound do you love? birdsong, music, a stream
7. What sound do you hate? Whiny children
8. What other profession would you like to attempt? Professional chef.
9. What other profession would not like to attempt? Anything human-medical
10. If heaven exists what do you want God to say to you? "welcome".

Rack Thanks for the card - hope you had a choclarific day!

There are 8 chocolate easter eggs and 3 large chocolate rabbits in this house and NOT ONE of them is without a set of teeth marks in it. (and none mine!).
Subject: Quiz


Author:
tarasapprentice
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Date Posted: Sun, Apr 11 2004, 8:22:06 pm PDT

Becca from AMTAM posted this so I thouight I'd bring it here too:

This is the famous questionnaire made by Bernard Pivot.
PLEASE do NOT use profanity on the board - if you do we will delete it immediately, and you will be banned :( Just decribe the word. no *** allowed
I know you all know this.



Here we go:

1. What's your favourite word? magnificat- which means "the lord doth magnify my soul."
2. What's your least favourite word? pretty much any profanity
3. What turns you on? cheese!
4. What turns you off? no self-esteem (I stole that answer from becca!)
5. What's your favourite curse word? a word in italian which means "pig misery"
6. What sound do you love? apprentice's voice voice
7. What sound do you hate? yelling, especially when it's at me
8. What other profession would you like to attempt? lawyer
9. What other profession would not like to attempt? waitress
10. If heaven exists what do you want God to say to you? *s* we've been waiting for you.


Also, HAPPY FONDUE DAY!!!
*s* @ rack
Subject: You thought I was done?


Author:
tarasapprentice
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Date Posted: Sat, Apr 10 2004, 11:56:08 am PDT

....well me too. But I'm not.

Many of you know Dachelle. Check out the Adopt a Zoo animal on behalf of Wonderfalls campaign at:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/dachelle/109111.html

Wednesday, April 14th we're going to try to get the music video for "I Wonder Why the Wonderfalls" by Andy Partridge onto MTV's total request live. i think you can vote through their website or something or just call in.




Call local top 40 radio stations too.


This stuff is easy and free please visit the save wonderfalls site and help out.
Subject: Flyby


Author:
tarasapprentice
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Date Posted: Sat, Apr 10 2004, 11:41:32 am PDT

rack I sent you a mail re: airline tickets.

Save Wonderfalls has a home and is up and running. Please get involved.
Subject: Flying by


Author:
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Date Posted: Sat, Apr 10 2004, 7:32:31 am PDT

Rack Well you can't fall from the Empire state building there is fencing and all sorts so I don't think you have to worry! LOL Yes it was an Ice Hocky game I went to, never seen the film you mentioned but it was definately a fun thing to do. An american football game would be fun to catch but I don't know where the stadium is or how to get tickets for that. I was in NYC around that time last year, it's really pretty cos the leaves on the trees etc are changing colours. The two sites I use to book flights is www.expedia.co.uk and www.opodo.co.uk, they both seem to be reliable and cheap. My flights from NY to FL were just over £100. This trip was my third trip to NYC since Feb 2003. LOL Yes I love NY, but it is also about the awesome friends I have made in the area.
Subject: LdyKnight


Author:
Evil Goddess Fire
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Date Posted: Sat, Apr 10 2004, 7:20:09 am PDT

LdyKnight, well I can't expect everyone to be as on top of everthing as I am. ;) I'm pretty lazy when it comes to lj too. But I make sure I update at least once a week.
Subject: Magic Boxers


Author:
dogtrot
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Date Posted: Fri, Apr 09 2004, 8:37:38 pm PDT

Well despite all the bad news lately (the end of Angel, the end of the Succubus Club, the end of Wonderfalls) a new Angel is on the horizon! Eat, drink, and be merry for soon it's all over.
Subject: Heh


Author:
LdyKnight
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Date Posted: Fri, Apr 09 2004, 11:47:44 am PDT

Fire--*sheepishly hangs head* Yeah, well, I'm a lazy bum. But--a lazy bum on spring break for a couple of days, so there might be some actually signs of internet life! For a couple of days. In the moments when I am actually home. :-)
Subject: It's good...It's Friday...It's Good Friday!!!!!


Author:
Rack_the_warlock
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Date Posted: Fri, Apr 09 2004, 11:47:01 am PDT

It’s Good Friday and the Magic Box’s warlock has the day off from work. A good time for a little spring cleaning he thinks to himself. Upon arriving at the Magic Box, accompanied by his trusty (trusty? Surely some mistake there) familiar, he heads towards his usual haunt. Behind him the little legs of his teddy bear familiar struggle to keep up, but finally they both arrive in the darkness under the stairs.

The warlock runs a finger over the top of the mini fridge and shakes his head in disgust at the amount of dust that is deposited upon it. He turns his head and looks down at the little teddy bear at his feet and gives him a “we’ll have to do something about this” look, before he stoops down and grabs the teddy by the throat. He then begins to rub the poor unfortunate teddy up and down the surface of the mini fridge, as one would a duster, the bear’s arms and legs flaying in protestation. Have completed his task and the fridge is looking less dusty the warlock discards the teddy over his shoulder where he lands in an undignified heap in one corner. *


Well things are looking a bit more cleaner here ‘neath the stairs. Cleanliness is next to evilness I always say.

Corsa: Thanks very much for those helpful tips. I was hoping to take in a show whilst I was there. Not too sure about the Empire State building thing though…I don’t like heights…well to be honest it’s not so much the height it’s falling from them that I don’t like. And you can get run over going to the place..I’ve seen “An affair to remember”. I take it it was an ice hockey match that you went to, I’m more into American football than hockey, unless it’s anything like the film “slap shot”. I’m in NY from October 23rd until the 28th then I’m off to Long Beach for nine days. Which reminds me, do you know of a site where I can book a flight from NY to LA. I’d like to have it all arranged before I go so that that I don’t have any problems when I get there. Haven’t you been to New York twice this year already? Boy, you must really ♥ NY!

Almond: Sorry I didn’t realise that the JP you were referring to was Jason Priestly. I thought that there was someone called JP who was a character in the episode. There is something a bit odd about Jack. I have a suspicion that he may have known someone who could do what Tru does, perhaps his sister. Either that or he’s some kind of anti-Tru and perhaps he assisted his sister in dying. But he does grate on the nerves a bit. I don’t like the reporter Michelle and I half expected Tru to say to her “Don’t make me angry Michelle. You won’t like me when I’m angry”. Have you noticed the titles for the more recent episodes – they must have a film buff who comes up with them. They’ve even got one called “rear window”, still Hitchcock, you can’t beat him.

LdyKnight: Nice to see you again – hope that college really goes well for you. What is it you’ve majoring in (that’s what you Americans call it isn’t it) and which college are you gracing with your presence?


Okay…now here’s the part that you’ve all been waiting for…..Rack’s track of the week

As there tenth anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain was fairly recently, this week’s offering is..
Come As You Are by Nirvana

This may seem a strange choice seeing how I’m not really a fan of the band, but this is one of their tracks that isn’t too bad. I like the contradiction in the lyrics “Come as you are, as you were,
As I want you to be. As a friend, as a friend, as an old enemy. Take your time, hurry up. The choice is your, don't be late”, well you get the idea. It’s also strange hearing Kurt sing “And I swear that I don't have a gun. No I don't have a gun” in view of how he tragicly decided to end it all at the all to young an age of 27. Nirvana, well I only hope that he found it.


Teddy!! look at you. You’re absolutely filthy!! Com’on, you’d better hop into the washing machine when we get back. Honestly, I just don’t know how you get into such a state.


Take care all!!!
Subject: Well Well!


Author:
Evil Goddess Fire
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Date Posted: Fri, Apr 09 2004, 7:33:14 am PDT

LdyKnight, you haven't been a regular livejournal updater either! *huggles*
Subject: Quack. So to speak


Author:
LdyKnight
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Date Posted: Thu, Apr 08 2004, 9:48:11 pm PDT

Well! It has been about forever and a half since I have been in here!

I think it is partially that I have been insanely busy with school, theater, and doing all sorts of get ready to go to college-y stuff, and partially the fact that I live in a cable-less world and therefore cannot contribute to the TV based bits of discussion. But more the extreme business I think.

Anyhoo--I just wanted to drop a quick Hello!! and also {{{Hugs}}} to all. :-D
Subject: teddy bears


Author:
Evil Goddess Fire
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Date Posted: Thu, Apr 08 2004, 7:16:02 am PDT

Rack, sorry, I already have a few, and they might get mad if I get another ;)
Subject: Howdy


Author:
Corsa_am
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Date Posted: Thu, Apr 08 2004, 7:03:18 am PDT

Almond Yes please resist making the weather joke! LOL Funnily enough now everyone is blaming me for them getting sick! LOL I am the worlds scapegoat. LOL

Lionhunter Sorry I am just not a shake girl. LOL Oh I had my first Frappacino (sp?) this visit, it was ok but not something I could drink a lot of.

Rack Hmm I could be in NYC around that time! LOL Do you know where abouts on 42nd it is?? If I remember correctly that is close to Times Sq, watch out it is really busy around there. Ok things to do in NYC.

1.) The Empire States Building is a must, last October we went up there on a fairly clear day at sunset and the view was awesome!!
2.) A Rangers game at Madison Square Garden (if you are a sports fan). The atmosphere is great and the punch ups on the ice are a lot of fun! LOL
3.) The circle line tour. It is a boat trip that goes around the Island of Manhattan.
4.) A broadway show. I went to see "Rent" in October and it was great. The tickets are reasonably priced if you get them from the TKTS Kiosk (something like that) in Times Sq. You can only get tickets for that days showings and you can never be sure if you will able to get a ticket for the particular show you want. You have to queue up in the morning for matinees and in the afternoon for evening showings but it is worth it and the earlier you get there the better, the line can get LONG!
5.) An NYCB meeting. It is a gang of Bronzers from the NYC area who meet up now and then. Spam Mazzy about it if you are interested. They are an awesome group of people and they are a hoot to hang out with. (you will know some of them from the UPN bronze days)
6.) If you are into Military stuff then there is an aircraft carrier open to visitors (it is next to the Circle line dock).
7.) If you are into Museums there are lots to choose from! I am not an expert on these I have been to the Metropolitan (which has cool armour and lots of Art, part of the Museum was used in the film "Maid in Manhattan"), Museum of Modern Art (has All sorts from Andy Warholl to Van Gogh to Photographs), Natural history museum. I am sure there are lots more to choose from.
8.) Take a ride in a NY cab. If you happen to get in Dogmeats cab you will be in for the ride of your life! LOL

Things not to do in NYC!

1.) Don't buy hot dogs etc from street vendors. I have been told they are notorious for food poisoning!
2.) If the temp is below freezing, don't leave batteries in your bag. They will freeze and not work again! Believe me I speak from experience! LOL
3.) Cross the road without carefully looking first! Even if the little man is green at pedsetrian crossing doesn't mean a car won't becoming around the corner at you! Again I speak from experience. Many curse words came out of my mouth while crossing the road with Mazzy and a car came around aiming right at us!
4.) Expect NYC to be cheap! The prices in NYC are pretty similar to UK prices, things will be slightly cheaper but not much. The further out of the tourist areas the cheaper it gets, although food is pretty reasonably priced in most places.

If I think of anything else I will let you know, any questions spam away!
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