Is Chance out on DVD anywhere? Or is this something I'd have to buy online? I haven't really checked stores, because I assumed it was more of an independent/film festival type film. But I'll totally look for it now that you've taunted me with James in a dress! LOL.willowwood wrote:Kimber you should definitely try to watch Chance it's a really good movie, even just to see James Marsters walking around in a dress and putting lipstick on lmao.
OMG Anya is my ALL TIME favourite Buffy character, I loved her so much and completely blubbed my eyes up when she died *heads desk* even though I knew that it was going to happen for months (damn my Mother and her spoiler-whoring ways lol). I also loved Willow/Tara, but I’m curious as to how you coped when Willow was forced to pick between her and Oz?. As for Buffy-ships, yep i was part of the Buffy/Angel band wagon but then in later seasons I was all about Anya/Spike lol canon be damned , also Kimber what did you think of the Willow/Kennedy ship??
As for my Mom's (I keep going to write Twistie lol) dinner with James yes she went, hell I’d have dragged her there myself if she even thought about skipping it (especially as I was originally sitting in the seat that got picked out and only moved so I could take better pictures for her....yes I was completely and utterly gutted). Anyway, what it was, in May, we went to this event called Spring Fever and well at the end, they picked out eight people to have lunch with James and she was one of the lucky ones. They went to an Italian restaurant and talked about pretty much everything and anything, Buffy/Angel/Serenity/Shakespeare/Him. It lasted for almost two hours and when she got back I couldn’t wipe the smile off her face, I was SO jealous (even if had I have gone, I'd have probably spent most of the time speechless and grinning like a fool)
I was never gone on Anya as a character; I didn't warm to her personality. But she was fantastically well acted and they did some amazing things with her (the singing! Aud! The troll! Spike! The speech in 'The Body'!). The thing which annoyed me about Anya's death was that for such a significant character, it was so rapidly passed over. Xander didn't get proper time to mourn - it almost didn't seem important. I didn't like that one bit.KimberHodgela wrote:
Oh, Anya. I wasn't into spoiler-whoring when Buffy was on, so everything came as a surprise to me. Tara's death (this was where *I* cried my eyes out, and still do when I watch that eppie), Buffy's (many) deaths, and then yes - Anya's death. I was so so SO mad at that. SO mad! She was honestly my favourite character, too, so when they went and killed her ... grrr indeed.
You were basically all about Willow, weren't you? Yes, Kennedy happened. I think they needed Willow to have a partner and just wanted to go for the complete opposite to Tara. Plot device again (like Mystery Husband, to take this thread back to TJ) resulting in some rather OOC moments. *shakes head irritatedly*KimberHodgela wrote:Tee hee ... Anya/Spike, eh? No, no ... that worked for me. I didn't lilke Buffy/Spike one bit, unfortunately. Funny, I started out as a Willow/Xander shipper (even had myself a crudely made webpage), and then it was all Oz/Willow. Then Tara/Willow. EVen after Tara died, I was still die-hard Tara/Willow. When Oz came back ... err ... I should have been more confused, but I was totally into the Tara/Willow love at that point, and figured "hey, Oz, you missed your chance, buddy." Willow/Kennedy - I must not have been paying attention, or caring, because for the life of me, I can't recall this! Did it actually happen, or was it a fanfic ship?
wow another person who loves bags as much as i do. i wouldn't say i have many talents but ido know a bit about animals and computers. i get well with all of my sisters but i would be closested to my younger sister and yes there were many fights in our house growing up.ThyneAlone wrote:Hi Maeve,blue_eyes wrote:Hi guys
My names maeve . i'm 25 and i'm from ireland (mitchelstown to be exact but i live in cork city) i work in insurance and must i only really became a fan of bones when season 2 started although i'd seen a few eppy of season one. my sister and my mother got me into the show. i am also i big csi las vegas and miami fan (i even have david caruso autograph). i also am addicted to shoes and handbags. i'm a qualified veterinary nurse as well. i have six sisters (no brothers) and two nephews i totally adore. i'm also a twin
so glad to know you better. You are clearly a woman of many talents! Do you get on well with all your sisters (twins are supposed to have a special bond, aren't they?)? I ask because my family was always, and to some extent is even now, a perpetual boxing arena - and all I have is a sister and 2 brothers, admittedly frighteningly close in age; we were all produced in under 4 years, which isn't recommended as a cure for stress.
I have to tell you I'm not too bothered about my shoes, but put me near a handbag and you'll be hard pressed to haul me away until I've bought it and consigned it to its ritual area under the bed.
Yep, you called it there! I was all about Willow. Before Anya, she was my favourite character. Then, like you said, some really OOC things started happening, and ... eh.ThyneAlone wrote:Yeah, I think Anya took a lot of getting used to, and even then ... some people just didn't like her at all. I, on the other hand, laughed at everything out of her mouth - and think that half of the greatest lines of the show were spoken by her. Oh, and her fear of bunnies? HILARIOUS! Oh, yes. Emma Caulfield is one talented lady! Also, agree about the death - what I can remember of the episode, that is! I only saw it once, when it ran originally, and was so distraught that I've never watched it since. But I do remember it being like "okay, someone's going to die. Oh, Anya died. Let's move on". That was it. So, so sad!KimberHodgela wrote: I was never gone on Anya as a character; I didn't warm to her personality. But she was fantastically well acted and they did some amazing things with her (the singing! Aud! The troll! Spike! The speech in 'The Body'!). The thing which annoyed me about Anya's death was that for such a significant character, it was so rapidly passed over. Xander didn't get proper time to mourn - it almost didn't seem important. I didn't like that one bit.
ThyneAlone wrote:You were basically all about Willow, weren't you? Yes, Kennedy happened. I think they needed Willow to have a partner and just wanted to go for the complete opposite to Tara. Plot device again (like Mystery Husband, to take this thread back to TJ) resulting in some rather OOC moments. *shakes head irritatedly*
Congrats, Steph!ThyneAlone wrote:Will come in to post proper replies to all this later, BUT - news for all - son no1 has 3 Bs at A level and is therefore in at Leeds University to do French! Woo-hoo! So pleased and proud!!!!
I plan on doing 7-12 grade English/literature/language arts (whatever they call it now). I'm working on my certification now (you have to be certified in PA to teach, not just a BA as in some places.) And you can use Weez or Saburcat, whichever you prefer.KimberHodgela wrote: What age/subjects will you be teaching? Or do you just take whatever comes your way? Do you have aspirations to get a teaching degree and teach a steady grade?
Have you ever read Karin Slaughter? Or Tess Gerritsen? Also both good series writers.
CONGRATS! Of course, I have no idea what that means (the 3 Bs at A level) but I do know it has something to do with school and tests, thanks to Harry Potter. Would "A level" be comparable to "NEWTS"?ThyneAlone wrote: Will come in to post proper replies to all this later, BUT - news for all - son no1 has 3 Bs at A level and is therefore in at Leeds University to do French! Woo-hoo! So pleased and proud!!!!
Thanks for all the info! Although you have to graduate from high school (either the regular way or with a GED), there is no other test to get into college. Sadly, there should be with some of the kids in college now...ThyneAlone wrote:Weez - Absolutely. Thanks to Harry for helping people out with this.
At 16 we take our first proper public exams. When I took them they were called 'O'(ordinary) levels (so OWLs, yes). We usually take them in 8-10 subjects. They are now called GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education).
From 16-18 one may take 'A'(Advanced') level exams in 3-5 subjects. You have to pass A levels or their equivalents to get into uni. Therefore they certainly are NEWTs. Some people do half an A level (AS = Advanced Supplementary) in one year, then drop the subject for the final year. Either way, it's a fairly intense syllabus, not broad-based like the International Baccalaureate. Our David has just got B grades (= 70%-80%) in French, German and Geography, which is pretty darn good. *swells with pride*. PLENTY of sofa room btw but if you prefer to perch over there on the cushions, feel free. You can't spill stuff here cos the merlot is virtual. And delicious.
What's 7-12 grade?
Thanks for your good wishes, Rebecca!
Rebecca - feel free to rant and rave whenever you like! This is our big comfy couch here, so you can bring in anything you'd like! (Seriously, though, my LiveJournal is my ranting ground. Do you think I'll ever be too old to use an online blog to get out all of my frustrations?).begolden wrote:I'm going to rant here for a moment...
Went to bed at 9:00. Stinkin' hot. The little sh**s who just moved into the house across the street were having a party which entailed much hooting and hollering. My bedroom window faces their house. I had to sleep on my futon in the living room. I had to get up at 4:45 am. I had--and still have to some extent--a sinus pressure headache (human barometer again). Spent the day in a pointless teachers' inservice where all I heard was "Blah, blah, blah." Instead of being able to go out for lunch, we were forced to eat turkey sandwiches out of a box, and they didn't even include chips (boo!).
Would rather dwell on something else at the moment other than education....
(but seriously, good luck with substitute teaching--we may not be famous in the traditional sense, but we are idolized by our students! It's the meetings that we could do without...)
Neighbours! We have been so lucky with ours here, they are the nicest people imaginable. And despite the fact that we are in half of a pretty big semi-detached, I reckon we must be awful to live next door to in many ways. For a start we have one choral singer, one opera singer, one cornet player and one trumpet player in the house..saburcat wrote:Don't get me started on neighbors! I have nicknames for all mine, since I don't really know them, and some of those nicknames include "Meth Girl," "Pot Boy," "Scary Bald Guy," and "Drunk Dad."
*mirthless chuckle* You'll learn, young lady!saburcat wrote:Begolden, you remind me of my teacher friend Sandy, who hates this time of year because of all the stupid meetings they have to sit through. I'm still idealistic about the whole thing, though, and she thinks that's 'cute.' We'll see!
Ah, neighbours. Yes, I've got some frightening ones too, but nothing near what you guys have explained! Wow. I live in an apartment, and my cross the hall neighbours (whom I call Frank and Ida, and have a whole backstory for ... purely fiction, of course) are nice enough. It's hard to explain my building, but basically in my hallway, I have only the one set of "neighbours". We have balconies, and mine has a partition between myself and my OTHER neighbour, but between my space and Frank & Ida, there is a space, but no divider. Well, these folks are about in their 70s/80s, and Frank comes out in his not-so-tighty-whiteys all the time, and Ida tans her shoulders, so she pulls her tops down a bit. The way I first saw her, with the balcony ledge blocking, I thought she was topless! It was a scary thought!saburcat wrote:Don't get me started on neighbors! I have nicknames for all mine, since I don't really know them, and some of those nicknames include "Meth Girl," "Pot Boy," "Scary Bald Guy," and "Drunk Dad." Weez