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posts by Atropos Commoner | joined 24 Jun 2005 | 8

posted 18 Jul 2005, 16:07 in Author Q & APrince of Nothing on TV/Big Screen by Atropos, Commoner

As a matter of fact, I just watched it a week ago. Has to be one of the strangest movies I've seen in a long while (and I've seen a few). I personally think using CGI characters would be a mistake, especially on a lower budget film. CGI is a touchy medium, needing a lot of money to produce realistic effects. While [i:1umdashg]Immortal [/i:1umdashg] had some beautiful scenes of a futuristic NY, the characters were most lacking. I'd agree that books are unique in their ability to capture things that movies can't. Then again, movies can do things books can’t. It just makes the actor's job that much harder, to fill the gap that a movie creates, by removing the viewer's ability to read what the character is thinking and feeling. I think it could work rather nicely. Yes, if you do find yourself looking at a movie deal, please, please, be a prick and make sure the movie is made right. Oh, by the way, hello! I'm not a big "poster" but I had to chime in. Best of luck and thank you for two kick ass books and I can't wait for a third. view post

posted 28 Jul 2005, 00:07 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Atropos, Commoner

I know the above post was a joke but I found the etymology of the word interesting, so here it is. vagina 1682, from Latin vagina "sheath, scabbard" (pl. vaginæ), from PIE *wag-ina- (cf. Lith. voziu "ro cover with a hollow thing"), from base *wag- "to break, split, bite." Probably the ancient notion is of a sheath made from a split piece of wood (see sheath). A modern medical word; the Latin word was not used in an anatomical sense in classical times. view post

posted 09 Sep 2005, 03:09 in Author Q & AThe Mystery of the Winged Elephant by Atropos, Commoner

It's the publisher's symbol. view post

posted 09 Sep 2005, 13:09 in Author Q & AThe Mystery of the Winged Elephant by Atropos, Commoner

Sorry if my response seemed curt. I was simply in a hurry and didn't have enough time to come up with a proper way to make fun of you...j/k. :twisted: :D view post

posted 21 Nov 2005, 16:11 in Author Q & ABattle of Titans by Atropos, Commoner

Anyone know if I can buy one on Ebay? j/k But seriously though...some voodoo woman needs to make one for me. I would agree, if not go further in saying that was probably my favorite scene in the whole book. When the doll scratched out the words on the floor...brilliant. You should have seen the grin on my face--ear to ear. view post

posted 28 Nov 2005, 04:11 in Author Q & ABattle of Titans by Atropos, Commoner

Don't worry about it sciborg2, it's always refreshing to learn something new =) I've been having an internal debate on whether it would be cool to have my soul trapped in a doll or not. I still haven't made up my mind. I'll have to think about it a while longer. view post

posted 10 Dec 2005, 04:12 in The Warrior ProphetEsmet's betrayl, Bakker's massogeny, and a criticism by Atropos, Commoner

You make some shrewd observations and some I even almost agree with, but please, we don't need to read them (almost verbatim) in several posts. view post

posted 14 Dec 2005, 03:12 in The Thousandfold ThoughtAdvance Review of The Thousandfold Thought by Atropos, Commoner

I was going to buy an ARC today, but then realized that by the time it was shipped and on my doorstep, I would only have another week or so until the hardcover comes out. So I'll wait, and be sad. view post


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