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The Bar / Re: Weird? Pretty much.
« on: Today at 10:24:33 AM »
In movies like Riddick, the focus is not on characters or deep emotions. Honestly I can't remember there being any dog at all.
But it is a pattern in some movies: if you see the main character being attached to his pet, especially dogs, and it is a movie with at least a little bit of depth beside all the action, then you can be almost sure, the dog will die and they show the mourning. I think it is, because almost everyone can relate to something similar in real life.
In Riddick I think there was no time to dwell on one's feelings.
I can remember, I watched Pitch Black and Riddick and each time I thought, there would have been potential to go deeper with the character, but was disappointed that they didn't.

I can't remember if I've seen Solace.
But we watched "Meg" yesterday. There was a dog, but as it didn't belong to one of the main characters, I predicted it's survival though it didn't seem so at first, and I was right, lol. It also was clear that there would be a love story involved.
I liked the sharks. Though of course they often didn't behave like real sharks would, but it's fiction, so why not, lol.

Apropos real life: my older daughter was a hero today in my eyes. The little one screamed and I wasn't fast enough to get to her, but she went there and protected her from a big spider until I could come and remove it. Both kids and myself are afraid of spiders. And it was a really big one. I think it's the biggest spider there is in Germany. It is not dangerous but ugly, lol. And my daughter was very courageous standing barefooted only one metre apart from it, while hugging her little sister, who was sitting on her bed.

Oops, I forgot to warn about the spider picture in the following link. -->

My father always told me that the best countermeasure against fear is information, so I informed myself a lot about spiders in my youth and they ARE fascinating creatures. BUT I am still afraid, lol.
I can be fascinated looking at a spider , but once it moves, the fear kicks in. Especially if it moves towards me or if it appears suddenly out of nowhere, like they often do, especially those fast spiders from the link I sent.

DF Spoilers / Re: A question about Listen
« on: August 07, 2022, 07:13:48 PM »
Harry isn't that special. So what?
seanham is right. It's not that many starborns.
But interesting in which positions they are.   
Winter Knight/Warden, sort of Fomor Commander, ally or whatever Listen is and the Black Court boss/necromancer whatever.

The Bar / Re: Weird? Pretty much.
« on: August 07, 2022, 04:15:34 PM »
I agree, Arjan. That is one of the main reasons hubby and I have kindles.
Oh, I remember that show. I did not like it very much, even when it has the six-million man, but at the time we had so few TV networks that sometimes I watched it. I had totally forgotten about that show though  :)

Today Netflix released Sandman. I am a fan of the comic, so I am excited. Looking forward to this night, to watch it.
I agree. The show wasn't that good. And nobody even had green hair.  ;)
Did you watch Sandman? How is it? Comic? I thought it was a book (or I think several books) by Neil Gaiman? Is the comic made after the book or something completely different.
I was thinking about reading it for a while now.

My daughter is watching the newest Fantastic Beasts movie at a friend's.
The friend and her parents were at a shop and were surprised that they gave prizes to children with good grades, if they could prove them. They had fotos on the cell phone and she won the DVD. Cool.

I am reading the German version of Ghost Story. This time the title is almost accurately translated with Geistergeschichten. Almost, because it's plural instead of singular.
A lot of errors in this one and in Changes, too. Not only common spelling mistakes, but also grammatical ones, sentences with missing endings, and Harry calls "infringa" instead of "infriga". I hope they correct that stuff in the new books. It is annoying. I'll probably see it in two years. They are going to start with the first books in November this year. But I won't read them right away. Would be too early.  I will need a break after my read through.

The Bar / Re: Weird? Pretty much.
« on: August 05, 2022, 08:49:06 AM »
I have too many books and I am unable to throw them away. Ebooks take no space. Also I can get the ebook as soon as it is released in the middle of the night when all book stores are closed.
A good reason. A great advantage.

The Bar / Re: Weird? Pretty much.
« on: August 05, 2022, 06:58:03 AM »
You are lucky. ;D I slept over it and can remember now. It was The Fall Guy from the early 80s.
I looked it up. In some later episodes his hair was about to look greying.
Wasn't kindergarten time, but a friend from this time. We were in elementary school by then. But in different villages. We still often played with each other when I was with my grandmother. Our mothers were best friends, so sometimes we had no choice, lol.
I live only a few houses from his father now, but he himself doesn't live here any more.

The Bar / Re: Weird? Pretty much.
« on: August 04, 2022, 02:50:25 PM »
Oooh! Welcome, Elin!  :)  I hope she is wealthy

Well, no idea what I was watching when you asked that question, Fcrate, but I am watching TV news now. TV is working very well, and I am happy to see I could watch some football match without problems  :). My previous TV had screen problems (some spots were brighter than the rest) and the effect was especially annoying when watching matches. Something about the green field made them more apparent. If all continues well, we will be able to see the World Cup with a very clear image.

 I just had to think about a childhood friend from Kindergarten times who told me about his favourite TV series. I can't remember it's title, but it was an American one from the 70s. It seemed to me the only reason he was watching the show was, because the main character had green hair. Like the Hulk. That's all he ever told me about it, except for the title. So I got curious and wanted to see for myself. But the guy had some sort of greying hair that used to be dark blonde or light brown. It wasn't bad, but I wanted to see the green haired man and there was none, so I was very disappointed.

Years later I finally understood that their TV screen had been a bit too green. LOL!

DF Spoilers / Re: If you were a Minor Talent?
« on: August 03, 2022, 11:26:49 PM »
Ice powers like always getting ice for your drink or like never missing in a Snowball fight?
Ice for my drink, of course. And for the snowball fight: they wouldn't even notice I was actually in the fight, because I would be sitting with my icy cocktail just twitching my finger a little and yay snow inside their clothes down the nape and the back. Or if someone pissed me off a little deeper and on the front side... LOL

DF Spoilers / Re: If you were a Minor Talent?
« on: August 03, 2022, 08:36:38 PM »
It should also be noted that most of the significant magical artefacts in the Universe gravitate to Harry, the Eye is only the most recent example.

As the Placard shows, Harry has an intrinsic understanding of how such things work and how best to deploy them, making him their best possible custodian. The same with the Castle, he understood it immediately when other practitioners didnít, and how to improve it. He understood how Demonreach was built and itís defences without anyone mortal to help him. He understood how the Sword of Faith works and was likely a catalyst in its Transformation.

By The Law he has all his old tools rebuilt in record time. Previously this was months if not years of effort.

Harry is an expert technomancer, a maker of magical objects, probably up there with Klaus The Toymaker, but capable of applying his talent to large structures as well as smaller tools.

Harry is both a Destroyer and a Builder.

He is I think going to make a new major magical artifact with Soulfire, before the end of the series.

It probably wonít be a hat.
I completely agree. Especially about the swords! Ever since Luccio told Harry she can't make them any more, I am convinced she would someday teach him how.
Probably she will leave the White Council some day soon. At the latest, when it is destroyed or self-destroyed. Then she could start to teach him. Together they can found a new council with wardens who defend it's members with their new swords created by Harry.

Or Harry might be able to use his talent without Luccio's help to make himself a sword. He is a knight after all  ;)
And I believe he would be able to do so, if he learns how to make normal swords first. And every castle needs a smithy, doesn't it?

@ original post  8)

If I were a minor talent, I would like some ice powers. But foresight would be cool, too. Or illusions and veils. That's what I would like.

What I think I would get:
Random mind reading and reading of emotions through other people projecting their emotions on me.

The Bar / Re: Weird? Pretty much.
« on: August 03, 2022, 11:22:46 AM »
Aaaaw, cute!

The Bar / Re: Weird? Pretty much.
« on: August 02, 2022, 06:52:28 PM »
@Regen: You have my deepest sympathies ;D I hope they're not Neighbours From Hell. Probably too much to hope for, but you never know.
Oh dear, I hope not. But OK, in this case we will have to set the bats loose and put cobwebs everywhere and the Skull looking out the window. Let's see who's more afraid, lol.

Have fun with the new TV.

The Bar / Re: Weird? Pretty much.
« on: August 02, 2022, 03:30:08 PM »
Oh, thank you. How sweet. You are awesome yourself. :)

Today is the second day of the summer holidays. This weekend we had a lot of new neighbours moving into the big house. I have not seen all of them yet. But it seems there are at least two families with kids.
This is very exciting. I hope they are nice people.

DF Spoilers / Re: Lara Raith marriage consummation
« on: August 01, 2022, 12:56:52 PM »
Thatís what he needs to wear facing off the White Council.

The Bar / Re: Weird? Pretty much.
« on: August 01, 2022, 12:55:19 PM »
It's good to win at something :D

Yay us!

DF Spoilers / Re: Personality and Magic Affinity
« on: July 31, 2022, 05:18:18 PM »
Could be something that plays a role in affinity. Like wizard-Molly, who likely has always been sensitive.

But what would you think is for example Carlos' character trait, which causes him to be good in water magic?

Listens to Wind is a healer.
Who else have we got?

Harry would be fire and force, but he also says about himself, that he is really good at finding things. Is this hubris? Are all the other wizards good in finding things, too, but just don't make a fuss? I mean he has turned it into a profession by becoming a PI.
I believe Harry's talents tend toward creating: focusses, magic items and I think Names.
All the other stuff, the fire, the force, are just him having a lot of power to let those loose. You put a lot of power in your fire and force and the result us a  bigger kaboom.

Or maybe it is tradition. Justin taught Harry to use fire very early. So he has a lot of practise.
Someone taught Carlos the use of water magic. So logically this is what he does best.
Could be the personality or could be personal taste.
Or it is what zodiac one is born...

So far there is nothing in the books about it, but I don't think it is either the one or the other, but more a combination of everything.

DF Spoilers / Re: Lara Raith marriage consummation
« on: July 31, 2022, 04:59:34 PM »
Or now that he's grown up a bit something less obviously noticeable. For example glacier blue socks... What? It's Winter colours! ;)

Edit: on the other hand I think, one should never be too old to provoke some snobs with non conform outfit, even if it is just a tiny detail.

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