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    Thread: David Eddings, Terry Brooks, etc. :)
Post: David Eddings, Terry Brooks, etc. :)

That 4:30 thing really isn't much fun sometimes. I get up then so I can go to the gym in the mornings. Of course, that could color my viewpoint a little. Actually, I found references to just about ...
Dixie Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 5 1,436 September 28th, 2007, 05:31 PM
    Thread: David Eddings, Terry Brooks, etc. :)
Post: David Eddings, Terry Brooks, etc. :)

Thanx for whisking us off to the proper place :cool: :) I've never read Dragon Riders of Pern. I presume that series is good if you'll re-read them at the drop of a hat though. What's the series a...
Dixie Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 5 1,436 September 27th, 2007, 08:33 PM
    Thread: Picture of Kevin Sorbo with SF-Fandom mods and admins
Post: Picture of Kevin Sorbo with SF-Fandom mods and adm...

You need to include Skeeziz in the thanx for yours being signed. Bless her heart, she braved the stairs and the crowd at the photo op section to see if the last of the photos were printed and got the...
Dixie Actors 26 1,628 September 27th, 2007, 12:06 PM
    Thread: Picture of Kevin Sorbo with SF-Fandom mods and admins
Post: Picture of Kevin Sorbo with SF-Fandom mods and adm...

The picture is fixed, Michael. :storm: Some days I worry about you.... :huh: *Dixie stalks off in indignantly*
Dixie Actors 26 1,628 September 26th, 2007, 09:26 PM
    Thread: My thoughts on Direct-to-DvD "Wild Hogs" (some spoilage)
Post: My thoughts on Direct-to-DvD "Wild Hogs" (some spo...

Yes, Michael, it was in theaters. We got a group together and went on the bikes. You should have seen the lady's face in the box office when she was confronted by a dozen bikers in full dress. Some...
Dixie General Movies 3 815 September 25th, 2007, 04:16 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

GamgeeFest Wrote:So then the Elder Wand turned Voldemort's curse back on himself? Will have to reread that section again.You would think that from where it said that the wand wouldn't kill its master....
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 10th, 2007, 07:07 AM
    Thread: Cuaron "Tempted" to Return to Harry Potter **spoilers**
Post: Cuaron "Tempted" to Return to Harry Potter **spoil...

Jammin Wrote:I think you have to try and view the films as separate entities to a certain extent. They are not and never really can be exact replicas of the books on screen - especially with the long...
Dixie Harry Potter 40 2,394 August 9th, 2007, 08:11 AM
    Thread: Dumbledore **spoilers**
Post: Dumbledore **spoilers**

GamgeeFest Wrote:I got the impression that he didn't put on the ring to see his family - that thought was completely driven from his mind by the very existence of the ring itself, at least at that mom...
Dixie Harry Potter 20 1,628 August 9th, 2007, 08:03 AM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

GamgeeFest Wrote:Speaking of the Harry-Voldie duel, interesting to note that Harry's and Voldie's curses from the graveyard scene in GoF were switched here in DH. Voldie had lost all confidence by the...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 9th, 2007, 07:52 AM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Here's a rather interesting thought. I had the thought sort of at the back of my mind, but hadn't really given any real conscience thought to it until my older son brought it up a few minutes ago. ...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 8th, 2007, 09:03 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Darq Ali Wrote:So, your "way back" and mine differ somewhat. I graduated High School in 1966 at 17, college in 1969 at 20. I had read everything in print by Robert Henlein and JRR Tolkien by that date...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 8th, 2007, 05:21 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Darq Ali Wrote:Never read {or saw} most of the references furnished, I admit. I thought Dungeons and Dragons was a computer game?D&D is a role playing game that goes way back. I can remember hear...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 8th, 2007, 07:45 AM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

RobRoy Wrote:Don't feel bad Dixie (and I know you don't)LOL!! Guess I've given way too much away, huh? RobRoy Wrote:Dune for instance, seemed rather weak all around, and I've often wondered what the b...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 7th, 2007, 05:20 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Darq Ali Wrote:* chuckle * We all do have our own experiences, don't we? Never had any kids, so, I never see Disney movies. Which makes me see The Little Mermaid as a sad and cautionary tale, you s...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 7th, 2007, 05:05 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Darq Ali Wrote:..... before you scoff, recall that he did exactly that, after Hermionie stuffed the portrait into her wonderous beaded bag [recalling Heinlein's Fold Boxes, which I'm sure JKR will swe...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 7th, 2007, 03:34 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

RobRoy Wrote:Mundungus certainly did his own ransacking, but these items were fairly specific in their taking.I was just saying I don't think Snape ransacked the whole house. I believe he began in Si...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 6th, 2007, 08:23 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

RobRoy Wrote:I don't know if this was brought up before (I've been skimming, forgive me), but Sirius could just as easily have gathered certain possessions and taken them to Grimmauld when he was on t...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 6th, 2007, 05:34 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Darq Ali Wrote:Another point of confusion: The Letter. The one from Lily .. . to Sirius Black ... thanking him for his gift of a toy broomstick...There's a couple of theories that could be used for ...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 6th, 2007, 08:09 AM
    Thread: I'm trying to picture...(contains spoilers)
Post: I'm trying to picture...(contains spoilers)

gilthoniel Wrote:Maybe it would have been embarrassing for the Dursleys if the school had spoken to them about it and they did nothing?Valid point about the glasses. If the school screened Harry and ...
Dixie Harry Potter 11 905 August 4th, 2007, 10:28 AM
    Thread: Cuaron "Tempted" to Return to Harry Potter **spoilers**
Post: Cuaron "Tempted" to Return to Harry Potter **spoil...

Lt. Joe Wrote:I find the new dumbledor annoying. Richard Harris did a superb job of Dumbledor. Never suprised, never unsure, always confident and unaffected.The new Dumbledore, IMHO, is annoying becau...
Dixie Harry Potter 40 2,394 August 4th, 2007, 10:13 AM
    Thread: Cuaron "Tempted" to Return to Harry Potter **spoilers**
Post: Cuaron "Tempted" to Return to Harry Potter **spoil...

I must admit that I'm still rather angry about what he did with PoA. I understand rearranging; I understand phrases assigned to other people. I even understand modifying scenes so that you can get al...
Dixie Harry Potter 40 2,394 August 3rd, 2007, 03:22 PM
    Thread: what are you planning to see this august?
Post: what are you planning to see this august?

The Last Legion - it releases August 17. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_legion/ I'm a sucker for King Arthur movies *sigh*
Dixie General Movies 16 965 August 3rd, 2007, 10:23 AM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Irene Wrote:Only if she sat next to him.Hmmm. Now that you say that and I think on it some more, Lily and Snape were only friends up into the 5th year - the incident which determined the absolute end...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 3rd, 2007, 10:09 AM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

When reading Saskia's notes a moment ago, something else occurred to me. In Half-Blood Prince, Slughorn mentions at one point that Lily was a "dab hand" at potions. Think she got help the same place...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 3rd, 2007, 08:04 AM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Saskia Wrote:Dumbledore states: "I won the duel. I won the wand." These are two seperate statements which may not be linked. He doesn't say "I won the wand because I won the duel."Good point. I thi...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 3rd, 2007, 08:01 AM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Darq Ali Wrote:Perhaps I will try this. But if you need a password, I'm already lost.There is a note on the page that says what the password is.
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 2nd, 2007, 02:06 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Irene Wrote:My own personall belief is that Wands are pre-disposed to like certain wizards. If given the opportunity to choose any wand in Olivanders stock, I might get one that was good at Arithoman...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 2nd, 2007, 02:04 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Darq Ali Wrote:Now, this is JKR' story. Uh, yeah, its fiction. Potterverse isn't real, any more than Pern or Middle Earth, or Oz. I get that, I really do.The point was not that the story isn't real...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 2nd, 2007, 07:20 AM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Darq Ali Wrote:Now, I accept you must be right, that Dumbledore "did something" to Grindewald, to enable the "unbeatable wand" to fail its owner that time. I just found the way it was presented to be...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 1st, 2007, 06:23 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's Take (Spoilers)
Post: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Michael's T...

Niphredil Wrote:Ergo, the "property" of the Elder Wand is that it is a very powerful Wand (I've already established my reasoning that Beedle was the one who introduced the word "unbeatable," and we kn...
Dixie Harry Potter 198 20,753 August 1st, 2007, 04:55 PM