Monthly Archives: December 2004


Did I happen to mention

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My one eyed-cat before? I don’t think so (and I even went to the bother of doing a little browse and didn’t find any reference to her.) I may be wrong of course, but don’t tell anyone. Okay, so a while back we got a kitten, she was very purty, and very playful. My lil sis named her Missy. I

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The Phantom of the Opera dir. by

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I had expected to enjoy this. But no, it was over long, over crap, and just plain boring. There isn’t really a lot more to say, but I suppose you bothered to click on a link to take you here so I’d better type something for you to read. There are two main flaws with this film. First off it

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events [based on books] by dir. by

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I’ll admit first off that I haven’t read the books … yet. I did give the first three to my little sister for Christmas though, so I may get around to them at some stage. Then again the TBR pile does seem to be growing – but enough of that, back to the film. The film starts out by warning

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The Aviator dir. by

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Not being a huge fan of DiCaprio’s I wasn’t really sure why I wanted to see this film, the trailers weren’t anything special, but I suppose all the talk about how good this film was made me more inclined to watch it. Not knowing anything much about Howard Hughes I am not in a position to offer a verdict on

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E-serial by

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I’ve mentioned Kelley Armstrong here once or twice[1] before; she has 4 published books and has deals done for 9 with various publishers, so she is kinda popular. Anyways, every year she writes an e-serial, and has recently finished this years; Beginnings. It is on her website in various formats if you wanna go read. Course the ending isn’t very

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Couple of Things

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So how is everyone’s Christmas shopping coming? I’ve a few got, but more to get. Still, seemed very christmas-y yesterday, was wrapping presents when the Budwiser ad came on the telly. You know the one “wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season”. All I need now is to see that ancient Penny’s ad and I’ll be happy

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by

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ISBN: 0747570558 A fantastic story about the two magicians who returned magic to England, set in the Napoleonic era, this book is written in a wonderfully dry, humourous fashion. Mr. Norrell arrives on the scene first, he is withdrawn, selfish and more than a little unpleasant. Above all, he desires to bring about the return of magic, yet among his

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The face of evil:

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Chuggers! Otherwise known as Charity Muggers. If you live in any big city I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Those smiling faces who jump out and ask if you can “spare a moment”, or ask if you can afford a bottle of water. And if you can, will you use it to save a life. Well yes I

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