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« Reply #1665 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.
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory mentioned, which states that this has already happened.

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« Reply #1666 on: August 05, 2022, 07:46:16 AM »
I am used to ebooks now, much easier for my sight as I can modify the font size. But I still prefer paper books.
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.
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« Reply #1667 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.
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« Reply #1668 on: August 05, 2022, 12:25:08 PM »
I agree, Arjan. That is one of the main reasons hubby and I have kindles.

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.

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.
Missing you, Md 

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« Reply #1669 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.
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« Reply #1670 on: August 08, 2022, 12:25:12 PM »
Hello everyone!
We have now seen 8/10 episodes of the show. We think it is pretty good. There are some changes with the original material but in general there are for good reasons (like they cannot use a character) or actually better ideas. There is only one thing I really did not like, and it involves a sort of pet, which are my weakness  :)

Sandman is a comic by Neil Gaiman, with I do not remember if 60 or 72 original numbers (5 or 6 years that is the thing I do not remember) and some other numbers crossing over with them. If you can, please read it. It is truly one of the best comics ever written, in my opinion and in the opinion of many people too. But I have two caveats. I personally do not like the ending. It makes sense with the whole run of the story, and it closes it nicely, but I did not enjoy it. And there are some very dark moments, especially in the first numbers (one in particular is quite disturbing). But believe me, it is still worthy. There are some mind-provoking thing and some moments that are truly beautiful, and the characters are amazing.

Congrats for the good grades prizes! That is a wonderful idea.
I watched that movie a couple of weeks ago and found it quite meh. It is not bad per se but it is totally forgettable. I liked to see a young Minerva McGonagall, but her role is not large. And there are also magic animals who are hurt, and, as I told you, that makes a movie much less enjoyable for me.

Missing you, Md 

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« Reply #1671 on: August 08, 2022, 02:23:07 PM »
@Regen: You must have been proud. That was amazing. The movie itself was good in my opinion, but not on par of the first two.
@Dina: have you seen Bambi? Or old Yeller? Or Cujo for that matter. (I didn't see Cujo but I read the book). Yikes.
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هل تحممت بعطره وتنشفت بنور
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« Reply #1672 on: August 09, 2022, 12:22:16 AM »
@Fcrate, I've seen Bambi when I was a child. I cried a lot and grew a strong hate for hunters that still keep.  My parents warned me never to watch Old Yeller, and I obeyed them. Since then, I learnt what that movie is about, and it is in my "no-no" list (together with I am Legend, Marley and I and Hachi).
Missing you, Md 

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« Reply #1673 on: August 09, 2022, 04:12:05 AM »
Damn. How did I forget I am Legend. That scene destroyed me.
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« Reply #1674 on: August 09, 2022, 07:37:29 AM »
I have people that warns me about those things. Also, there is a website that you can consult, it is called something like "did the dog die?" Of course, sometimes they surprised me. The beginning of the newest Fantastic Beast was sad and there is another sad scene in the middle. Also, there was a Riddick movie where a "dog" die and I felt very sad. Still, none of those two were as bad as I suspect my no-no are.
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« Reply #1675 on: Today at 07:03:24 AM »
Hello there weirdest of the weird :D
How's everybody doing?
@Dina: Somehow, animals suffering always hits me harder than when people suffer. Riddick wasn't so bad, because they didn't dwell on the scene, and it was a quick one. Having to put down your own animal is... Ouch...
Question: did you see "Solace"? It's a 2015ish movie with Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrel.
هل أخذت الغاب مثلي منزلاً دون القصور
فتتبعت السواقي وتسلقت الصخور
هل تحممت بعطره وتنشفت بنور
وشربت الفجر خمراً من كؤوس من أثير