Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on Dec 26, 2013 21:58:11 GMT -5
My goodness, Tiago, but your version of Quigley is HOT. He reminds me of Tomahome in the anime and manga series, Fushigi Yuugi. Even though I've yet to familiarize myself with your version of the Quagmires, I must say that Quigley's long eyelashes and lovely smile portray a strong aura of kindness and decency.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on Dec 8, 2013 21:07:18 GMT -5
I can see a painting like that hanging in Olaf's house no matter what decade he lived in. ^^ I love your eyes (does that sound as weird to you as it does to me? LOL), and how you made each one a different color.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on Dec 8, 2013 20:41:14 GMT -5
A very happy birthday to you, Dante! You're a wonderful moderator, and always provide the right answer to everyone's questions. I hope your day was grander than a cocktail party in a hotel dining hall.
Duchess :P: I'm not sure of that myself, but am sure Linda will explain.
(Also, if you're getting a lot of pain from that, I would suggest seeking medical help maybe. It seems like it could be problematic?)
I also like cracking my wrists, ankles, elbows, knees, all my toes, at both points, My back in every place, my neck (which has begun to hurt oops), and my shoulders. The most impressive thing I can crack is my earlobes, a skill taught to me by my father. At first it seems like fun, but it starts to grow painful after a while, and it's mildly unpleasant.
Oh, wow...I had no idea that cracking your earlobes was possible! It never occurred to me that they even contained the proper joints/bones/etc.
If I recall correctly, when I was in middle school, cracking one's fingers was the in thing. I remember my brother, best friend and I all did it; my brother used to drive my mom nuts. XD
When I was still taking anti-depressants, one of the side effects was that my jaw would crack every time I yawned. It was annoying not only because it was uncomfortable, but because my boyfriend at the time commented once, as though it was something I could control. Thankfully I was able to get off the medication (which by then had stopped working, and that I was only taking because I'd become dependent), and my jaw problem went away.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on Dec 3, 2013 19:11:15 GMT -5
I'm like Bandit, in that my family and I aren't religious at all, but have always celebrated Christmas. I love walking around town and admiring the window displays, along with watching the holiday specials and movies on TV. I don't care how cheesy a lot of them are, because it helps me to fully embrace the spirit of the season.
Even though I'm not Jewish, I would love to try my hand at some recipes, as those I've heard about sound very tasty.
Another thing my family and I celebrate are birthdays. We always have a small party for whoever's birthday it is, with cake and presents.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on Dec 3, 2013 16:18:33 GMT -5
@beth: I don't know a whole lot about Monty Python, except for Holy Grail, which never fails to make me LOL. Your outtake with Veasna and Meg is really cute, though - how old are they in it? Also, will you be attending a Monty Python reunion soon?
michelle: Michelle is so lucky to have parents who let her choose which kind of school she's most interested in attending. Boarding school actually doesn't sound like it would be all that bad.
We have something like I-PASS here, I think, except it's called E-Z Pass. I always assumed it gave you free access to tolls, but that you had to pay a monthly fee.
Good luck to Maureen and her husband getting their second child! And to you, too, when you begin student teaching.
Poor Willow. I do hope she wasn't stuck cleaning up the mess made by the student in the microwave.
@emma, I was inspired by Freaks and Geeks when Nick's dad sold his drumset. Harold Weir may be a hardass at times, but I think Nick's dad is ten times worse.
That episode was so sad. It's one of the worst feelings in the world, when your family doesn't support your dream. Nick is kind of a jerk, at times, but he didn't deserve to be treated that way by his father.
Your Monty and Jo outtake was awesome! Monty would so totally say that. XD
Are the 1970s when you set the events from the books in your ficverse?
Setting Flowers in the Attic in the present day did work back in 1987. It wouldn't work in 2014.
Agreed. My friend and I once joked about how the kids would get hold of a computer (Corinne would have to have had a laptop, or some sort of internet enabled device), and go on message boards. XD
Sally Draper from Mad Men is going to Cathy Dollanganger.
I heard about that. I've only seen a handful of Mad Men episodes, but did enjoy them. I did see a screen cap featuring Sally with her FITA screen brothers and sister, and thought she looked remarkably like Cathy. I'm sure she'll fill the role brilliantly.
michelle: Lorraine sounds like she's led quite an exciting life - moving from the UK to the US must have required quite a time adjustment! I've never had the unfortunate opportunity to dine on or even see jellied eels, but agree with Lorraine that they sound positively awful.
I like the unique spelling of her middle name, too. My first name is spelled uncommonly, and people frequently get it wrong on things like mail and appointment summaries. I once had to request a new dentist card, due to the misspelling of my first name.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on Nov 29, 2013 10:53:05 GMT -5
Beth: I'm not sure how to respond to your interview, other than "Aww! Awwww! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! Sorry. XD Anyway, it's always interesting for me to see Jeromey-rome with someone other than Esmé. I like your story behind how they were able to reconcile, so to speak, and form a friendship. I don't think they actually knew each other too well in the books, which would explain why he knew nothing about her villainous history. The name 'Jerome Campbell' has such a nice ring to it, and Lysandra Vivian is absolutely gorgeous. She and Jerome are adorbs together!
6. What were your grades like in primary and secondary school? J: Not so good. I did try my best, but it wasn't enough.
I've always thought the same thing. His talents would lean more toward things that interested him, rather than those that were forced on him. Like taking tests.
By the way, I like that you refer to the city in your ficverse as The City. It complements so well the mysteries surrounding ASoUE.
Emma, I think you'll be pleased to hear that there's going to be a remake of Flowers in the Attic. This new movie will actually be set in the 50s this time.
It's funny you should mention that, because last week I heard it from a friend of mine, who got it from a friend of hers, who read about it on The Complete V.C. Andrews fan-site. My friend and I couldn't figure out if it was going to be set in present day, or during the 1950s, like in the books, so thanks for clearing that up. I didn't really have anything to look forward to in 2014, but now I do.
I positively LOVE your Esmé interview! Her logic regarding trout and instruments reminds me of what she said about injustice in TPP. XD I like that you had her grow up in Paltryville (I agree that she wouldn't ever want to go back there). The names you chose for her children are just perfect, too. Ironically, 'Franny' is the name of Esmé's mother in Tiago's Yet Another Series of Unfortunate Events.