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by Lenore Spiaggi
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: What Book Are You Reading?
Replies: 200
Views: 5456

My sweetie talked me into starting on David Eddings' Belgariad. I'm about 1/4 into the third book now, and I can hardly wait to see what happens next.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Worst Book Ever
Replies: 109
Views: 3718

I regret reviving this thread, but I have just stumbled upon the direst book I've ever had the misfortune of reading: Wizard for Hire by Hillyer Ives. A little 200-page thing, but painful to read. The writer can't seem to decide if he's writing for young adults or, well, adult adults, an...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: HOL Tolkien Society
Topic: The Hobbit - Movie
Replies: 39
Views: 1440

From MSN Movie News: WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Peter Jackson says he will not be directing a movie based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit" or a planned prequel to "The Lord of the Rings." In a letter posted on Theonering.com., Jackson and partner Fran Walsh said an exec...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: HOL Tolkien Society
Topic: Everything Related To Lotr And Music
Replies: 29
Views: 1133

Right... The Tolkien Ensemble's Complete Songs and Poems (4 disc boxed set) is going on Amazon.com for 67 bucks and some change... Get them while they last!
by Lenore Spiaggi
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: HOL Tolkien Society
Topic: Books Or Movies?
Replies: 116
Views: 4492

I read the book after seeing the first movie, and had a very hard time going through the Fellowship . It seemed to drag forever! I know the other two were more action-oriented anyway, but still... Don't misunderstand me: LotR is a great story. The concept is beyond anything thought of before...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: HOL Tolkien Society
Topic: Everything Related To Lotr And Music
Replies: 29
Views: 1133

I found At Dawn in Rivendell in my local record shop quite by chance, and pounced on it. Then I got to searching for the other three. Zilch. I couldn't even find them on Amazon! mad.gif
by Lenore Spiaggi
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: HOL Tolkien Society
Topic: Anybody A Fan Of The Hobbit?
Replies: 34
Views: 1253

I only read The Hobbit recently... OK, to be perfectly honest, I just finished it today! It had been sitting in my to-read pile for almost a year (last October 25), and probably I wouldn't have started on it yet if it weren't for this forum! Yeah, I know, I got my priorities all mixe...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: HOL Tolkien Society
Topic: The Hobbit - Movie
Replies: 39
Views: 1440

I already know I'm going to see that movie, whenever it comes out, even if it is total nonsense. That said, I do hope Peter Jackson will do it. It just won't feel right without him, and Ian McKellen, and Andy Serkis, and Hugo Weaving. I understand someone else will have to play Bilbo, though...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: HOL Tolkien Society
Topic: Who Is Your Fav. Lotr Character?
Replies: 136
Views: 6658

Since I could only vote for one, I went for Gandalf. I like wizards in general, and this particular one packs some serious punch! But I also love Galadriel, Elrond and Legolas. Yeah, I do squint towards the West... so sue me /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="t...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Where Do You Live?
Replies: 890
Views: 25533

Greece. Not too far from HQ, eh?
by Lenore Spiaggi
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Your *real* Character
Replies: 840
Views: 27177

Name: Maria
Age: 30something
B-Day date: May 9
Personality: Quiet but curious
Where you live: Greece
Male/Female: Female
Pet/s: None
Fave book: Soul Music
movie: LotR
TV show: X-Files
toon: Daria
class: Languages
colour: Black, red, silver
place to be: Home
thing to do: Spend time with my sweetheart
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: What Are You Listening To...?
Replies: 153
Views: 4357

At the moment? There's Bachman Turner Overdrive's "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" playing on my LaunchCast station. Yay!
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Recommend To A Friend
Replies: 118
Views: 4476

Hmmm... be warned, my recommendations will appeal only to the hard-rock-minded. Progressive metal, epic metal, symphonic metal, that's me! Blind Guardian - Germans influenced by Tolkien. They have an excellent album on the Silmarillion, among others. Nightwish - Finns, spearpointed by a clas...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Favorite Songs
Replies: 333
Views: 8279

Oh, such a list would have hundreds of titles. Let's say the favourites of what's been playing on my Discman recently, OK? That would be Blind Guardian's "Precious Jerusalem", "And Then There Was Silence", "Bright Eyes" and "Theatre Of Tragedy", an...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Favorite Type Of Music
Replies: 197
Views: 6273

I listen to a lot of different things; I tend to go about disliking particular artists rather than whole musical genres. I'm a rock/heavy metal girl first, but I enjoy Celtic and classical music just as much. I think the one thing that some musical act has to have for me to like it is a gorgeous...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Which Disney Animated Film Is The Best?
Replies: 179
Views: 5871

In animation technique and artistry, I prefer Pocahontas. The colouring was amazing! In terms of story and generally of how we judge non-animated movies, I think the Lion King is best.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Who Is Your Fav. Star Wars Character?
Replies: 64
Views: 1980

Yoda. 'Nuff said, it is.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Whats Your Favorite Movie Genre?
Replies: 54
Views: 1794

My primary concern is for a movie to be a good movie. I've seen good and bad stuff in just about every genre. And a few fall into the "so bad it's good" category. Some are more to my taste (horror, adventure, fantasy) than others (comedy, romance), that's all.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Old Time Favourites
Replies: 72
Views: 1614

Being older than the vast majority of people here, I remember a lot of films that for others might sound positively ancient. But instead of rattling off a list, I only want to point out a little gem that you might ignore: the 1993 version of The Three Musketeers . It has next to nothing to do with t...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: General Harry Potter
Topic: Who Do You Like Most In The Harry Potter Movies?
Replies: 158
Views: 5066

Hermione is a bit too close for comfort /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> Dumbledore is the teacher I've always wanted to have, and Snape would be the teacher I liked despite everything! Now, am I the only one who really, really wanted to se...

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