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Discussion in 'Non Star Wars Fan Fiction' started by NYCitygurl, May 31, 2010.

  1. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    It is, indeed. And the film with Omar Sharif is great, too.

    And speaking of Russian literature, I've been trying to finish The Brothers Karamazov for about three years now, but just CAN'T. It drives me mad. :p
     
  2. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've never gotten into Russian literature, mostly because it's supposed to be depressing, and . . . well, I've got a reputation for hating sad endings :p
     
  3. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    *sigh*

    I'll convert you to bittersweet endings some day, Nat. :p
     
  4. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh] Well, I thought [hl=black]HOA[/hl] was pretty bittersweet, and I still liked it. There's one! :p
     
  5. laurethiel1138

    laurethiel1138 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Speaking of music, I always thought that Lara's Theme is actually quite close to The Godfather Theme, if not in actual melody patterns, then certainly in musical colour:

    Exhibit A: Lara's Theme
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC2Bk8f8plU

    Exhibit B: The Godfather Theme
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5LVKDUJ85s

    Compare these, for example, to Nadia's Theme, composed by Vladimir Cosma for the 1975 serial adaptation of Jules Verne's Michel Strogoff:

    Exhibit C: Nadia's Theme
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_lxwywdaNs

    Cheers,

    Lauré :)
     
  6. Ubersue

    Ubersue Jedi Youngling star 3

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    My goodness, Laure, you're right! :p

    I hadn't thought about that. But it's been ages since I've seen Doctor Zhivago.

    Since we're on the subject of Russian literature, does anyone here have a favourite country or region for literature?

    A friend of mine hated his university English courses because he couldn't stand all the Canadian literature. :p I've noticed that disappointment is a recurring theme in my country...
     
  7. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not really. Mostly I just read fantasy, so it doesn't matter where the author's from :p
     
  8. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    [face_laugh] Completely! We're disappointed in the weather when it's cold, we're disappointed in the weather when it's hot, we're disappointed in our hockey teams, we're disappointed in our government (speaking of which, I am still sore about the election [face_frustrated] ), we're disappointed in our education system, we're disappointed in our health care system, we're disappointed in our TV/film industry, we're disappointed in our writers, we're disappointed in our news anchors, we're disappointed in our comedians...

    Let's face it, Canadians are whiners and complainers. :p

    Personally, speaking of literature, I love Canadian Lit. It's very atmospheric and I enjoy reading stories set in places that I am familiar with or actually know something about.

    Margaret Atwood is not for everyone, but she is on my top ten list of favourite authors.
     
  9. Ubersue

    Ubersue Jedi Youngling star 3

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    My friends and I went to a bar on election night and asked them to turn off the hockey game to watch the election results. We're nerds. :D

    They were all pretty upset with the Harper Majority, but I'm looking forward to the NDP as official Opposition. I get the feeling that the next few years are at least going to be very entertaining.

    So very, very true. [face_laugh]

    I like Margaret Atwood, but I think Laurence is the superior Margaret. :p

    What I like most about CanLit is that everyone is so terrified of nature. [face_laugh]

    I think the best Canadian author has to be Michael Ondaatje, though.
     
  10. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    Yay for nerds! :D I was at camp training on May 2, so I was working and then sleeping and had no internet connection or TV. :p We got the results the next morning when people were checking their Blackberries and iPhones.

    Yes, that's the same as me. While I'm annoyed with the Harper Majority, all I can do is cross my fingers that the NDP as Opposition will allow them the time to gather experience and become more politically adept. The day the NDP get a majority I will jump up and down (provided that they stay on a similar track to the one they are on right now). Having the NDP as opposition is going to be, agreed, entertaining. It's something completely new - since it's always been Conservatives and Liberals before, this is going to be interesting. :D

    I can't wait to see what comedians like the 22 Minutes folks and Rick Mercer will come up as this government progresses. :p

    Admittedly, a lot of my annoyance with the election was how many people in my age range (18-25) didn't vote. Come on, university students, you can do better than that! Most people I know who didn't vote (which is a lot of them) simply do not care what happens in the government, without understanding anything of how it works. People do don't take the chance to do their civic duty irritate me greatly.


    No no, I dislike Laurence. Atwood is the superior Margaret for me. :p I think that partially has to do with the fact that I love her sense of humour. Laurence always felt dry and cold - or maybe that was just because I really disliked The Stone Angel when we studied it in grade 12.

    I agree about Michael Ondaatje, though. Also, I have taken a liking to Yann Martel - Beatrice & Virgil was quite interesting in its story and the way it was constructed.

    I've really enjoyed the books on last year's Giller Prize shortlist. It's a annual sort of thing for my family - we always try to read as many books from the shortlist as possible. If you haven't picked them up before, you should read Annabel (by Kathleen Winter), This Cake is For the Party (Sarah Selecky), and The Sentimentalists (Johanna Skibsrud).
     
  11. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I'll see your Canadians and raise you Czechs and Slovaks. :p We're the biggest complainers ever - even if we can change something for the better, we'll do nothing and rather complain... :oops:
     
  12. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    Hehehe... one day, Mar, I will come and visit you and we will run around Slovakia complaining together. :p

    Since we're talking about complaining, I hereby complain that I am overwhelmed by my spring job to the point where I have the weekend and Monday/Tuesday off and kind of want to get back to fanfic writing, but can't. :p
     
  13. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    I remember when I visited Dubrovnik, Croatia and I don't recall that much complaining when I was there. The parts that I saw though weren't exactly that great though, so maybe when you've lived in it for a long time, you complain less about your situation.
     
  14. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You've been to Croatia? Cool!!

    Idri - Aww, that's no fun :( Long hours?
     
  15. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    Yes, I've been to Croatia. I've also visited the following:

    1. Rhodes, Greece

    where I went to the castle below along with others:

    [image=http://richmondtravels.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/5_medieval-castle-in-rhodes.jpg]

    2. Rota, Spain

    3. Cartagena, Spain

    4. Benidorm, Spain

    where I went to this amusement park

    [link=http://www.topthemeparks.co.uk/tickets/terra-mitica.htm]Terra Mitica[/link]

    5. Limassol, Cyprus

    6. Halifax, Nova Scotia

    where I gambled at

    [link=http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yhzmc-halifax-marriott-harbourfront-hotel/]Marriott Harbour Casino[/link].

    7. St. Thomas and St. John, Virgin Islands
     
  16. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    No, no, I technically haven't started work yet (but our training was from about 9:00am to 10:00pm Monday-Friday last week). Some of the things I'm in charge of are overwhelming - like taking people up and down a high ropes course. I don't fully trust myself with the belay system. [face_worried] Oh well, my first camp starts on Wednesday, so we'll see how it goes!

    RX, that's so amazing that you've seen such places. :D
     
  17. Ubersue

    Ubersue Jedi Youngling star 3

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    My boyfriend has a t-shirt that says "I only date people who vote". He's adorable. :D

    I loved The Stone Angel, but I think it's not a good choice to teach in high school. The only reason I could relate to it as a teenager was because the characters reminded me so much of my own family... all that suppressing your feelings for the sake of dignity! :p

    Thanks for the book recommendations. :)

    Mar, one of my best friend's parents are Czech and Slovak, respectively, and I can tell you that Canadians are whinier. [face_laugh]
     
  18. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    RX, that's really cool!!

    Idri, gotcha. Good luck with the kids!! I'm sure you'll do fine; they won't put you up there if they have any doubts :) And hey, practise makes perfect!
     
  19. FelsGoddess

    FelsGoddess Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    That's awesome, RX!
     
  20. Master_Jaina1011

    Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master star 4

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    That is awesome RX! I wish I could travel all over the world.

    Now who here is sad Smallville is ending? I know I am. No more Tom Welling. *sigh*
     
  21. mrjop2

    mrjop2 Jedi Knight star 4

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    I can not wait for tomorrow! Clark vs Darkseid! the return of Lex Luthor! I hope they go all out in the final battle against Darseid. Two years ago, against Doomsday, that was the lamest season finally ever! I was hoping for a much more exciting battle at the end, but it lasted no more than two minutes! Last season was a little better, but still could have had some more battle time.

    I especially want to see how they end Darkseid here. My Superman series, though not really a continuation of Smallville, has heavily influenced my story, that is why I brought it Lionel Luther in my first story. I already have a finally against my trilogy with Sups defeating Darkseid, I wouldn't mind getting some more ideas of action scenes from this finally. I doubt very highly that the way Darkseid is ended in Smallville and how I am planning on ending him in my stories will be similar.
     
  22. Master_Jaina1011

    Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master star 4

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    I had lost touch with Smallville years ago and DC comics in general but then I started playing Justice League Heroes with my brother and yeah...

    Then I kept seeing all this stuff about the series finale and I just went you know what I'm going to catch up. I saw Darkseid was the villain this season and i squealed. He's one of those bad guys you just love to see. Because he's so difficult to take down.

    I'm sad I won't be at home to see the finale, but I plan on watching it as soon as I possibly can.

    And LEX!!! OMG! LEX!

    oh fangirl squealing over. I absolutely adored Michael Rosenbaum and his version of Lex. And Erica Durance is definitely one of my favorite Lois Lane's EVER!

    *takes breath*

    Ok now I'm done!
     
  23. mrjop2

    mrjop2 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Finally, the Smallville finally!

    What? Apokolips! Please don't steal the ending I had for Darkseid! I've had this this all planned out for over two to three years! [face_shame_on_you]
     
  24. mrjop2

    mrjop2 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Ah good, they didn't take my idea, though it was a little disappointing. Still, an awesome way to end things.
     
  25. mrjop2

    mrjop2 Jedi Knight star 4

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    This is creepy! The settings for everything I own have been rest. The settings on my satellite TV was changed, my setting here on this website, and every website including Facebook has has returned back to their defaults. What dastardly villain could be behind this, or is this just the sign of the coming apocalypse coming a year early? I was really hopping to be able to see the next Star Trek film before the end of the world.