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Writers' Cafe / Re: How Star Wars was saved in the edit
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:09:23 AM »
Not to mention that I've watched, read and listened to reviews of TLJ where the reviewer has said when they first left the theater they were excited and had enjoyed the film, because: STAR WARS!!!1!

I really didn't want to get into this discussion because y'all seem so knowledgeable and I've just enjoyed the movies (for the most part) since the beginning.

But, what you said, quoted above, is how I feel about the series. Or as my daughter once said about the prequels, "Bad acting, bad dialogue, but what the heck, it's Star Wars."

But even with that, I have to say I knew there was something wrong with TLJ without knowing exactly what it was the whole time I was watching it. There were parts I enjoyed and parts where my eyes glazed over. It took me a while to come to, "What the heck, it's Star Wars." And by a while, I mean well after I left the theater.

So, I'm one of those fans that isn't going to miss an installment because it's Star Wars and I got hooked back in 1977. But even I wasn't thrilled by TLJ.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:10:43 AM »
Season 3 to be released on DVD/BLU-RAY on April 10, 2018

I will eventually get the "Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition" but since I've got the actual episodes recorded & I have a premium Xfinity cable package, I can wait until the price comes down from the pre-order price of $55.99. I like the premium version so I can also get the 'digital' version & load it into my VuDu online collection.

... No one answered my question about the Companion versions {pout} ... so I'll pose a new question ... who has ANY of the Companion versions & which ones?

Sorry, no companion versions here.

I was watching a vlog about Outlander (he visits all the sites) and he said that #4 is due to be released in August. Also, the Fraser's Ridge scenes are being filmed in Scotland.

He's a Scot and he never knew anything about Culloden or the Jacobites until he watched Outlander. Made him delve into his country's history. That's sort of like one of us not knowing about the War of 1812 or the Civil War.

The Book Corner / Re: Bill Crider sad news
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:39:59 PM »
I hadn't seen your original post so this is a bit of a shock for me. I loved his Dan Rhodes books. I only stopped reading them because the price went out of my range at the time.

Time to reread the ones I have and then continue on.

Condolences to his family.

Writers' Cafe / Re: How Star Wars was saved in the edit
« on: February 13, 2018, 05:31:30 AM »
I never saw Star Wars on the big screen as a kid, I had to wait until the re-issues when I was in my mid-twenties. I don't recall the big destroyer making much of an effect (maybe the bass wasn't cranked up enough) but, ohhh, GIANT HAN SOLO! Be still my heart.

I have a life-size Han Solo cutout right in front of me.

Writers' Cafe / Re: How Star Wars was saved in the edit
« on: February 11, 2018, 10:57:52 AM »
I wonder if even the best editor could've saved the prequels from Hayden Christensen.  ;D

Great post. This movie had a profound effect on me when I first saw it in June 1977. Like many, I had never seen anything like it.

Yep, I was one of those.  :-[


He's the reason I won't ever watch the prequels again. Shudder

I saw the original in the theater in '77. There was nothing to compare it to. When I took my grandson and his friend to see TFA, he said, "is this what it felt like to see Star Wars when it first came out?" So many generations that didn't have that experience.

 one more comment. Treadwell?!?

Not Quite Kindle / Re: SYTYCD Season 14
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:15:01 AM »
I haven't seen anything. I am seeing conflicting stories.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: SYTYCD Season 14
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:32:41 PM »
Looks like they've opened on line registrations for 2018 auditions.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 27, 2018, 04:45:27 PM »
I think the mistake they made with Mr. Willoughby was dressing him as a Scot and not as a Chinese. Of course, they changed that whole storyline.

Young Ian was supposed to be homely in the book. I was skeptical with the casting at first, but I think he worked out alright.

Yeah, Jamie and John were back and forth in the books, too. I think in later books, their relationship was more defined until the last book.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 20, 2018, 02:15:19 PM »
Take REALLY good care of yourself, Gertie. What you went through sounds pretty awful.

Good days bad days. I've got good visiting nurses and PT. I'm hoping to get a home health aide for a week or two.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 20, 2018, 01:44:24 PM »
I hope you're home by now and feeling well. Bad flu!!!

The flu attacked every system in my body especially my lungs. I'm home but it's going to be a long recovery. Eating well, getting rest and a bit of exercise and lots of meds, I'll make it.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:08:05 AM »
LOL, now I'm really intrigued - that good, huh?

I must admit, the part I'm looking forward to seeing most is Jamie's face when Claire walks into the print shop - I hope they did that scene as I imagined it when reading the book (so long ago!).

I think they knew they had to get that right and they did.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 18, 2018, 06:03:47 PM »

This, this, this!!!

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:16:49 PM »
Two tablets and my phone. I know how to travel.😇

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:06:39 PM »
Still in the hospital. Hope to be home in Wednesday.

Anything Else Amazon / Re: 2001: An Alexa Odyssey
« on: January 13, 2018, 04:28:26 AM »
So true!   :D

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Theater reviews 2017
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:14:17 PM »
Telracs, where are you?

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:12:07 PM »
From Diana: A Small Gift in Honor of My Birthday

And Starz Releasing Another Look at ‘Outlander’ Season Four this Sunday

I'm in the hospital with the  flu and other complications but now I feel so much better. Thank you.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Question for everybody
« on: January 03, 2018, 12:50:47 PM »
My Mom and Dad (both now deceased) were both very proud of what I do. My Dad because he was just plain proud of me, my Mom because it gave her bragging rights. Two aunts think it's great and love the free books.

DD is indifferent and SiL is openly mocking. His DDs think it's cool. GS who lives with me doesn't care one way or the other.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: OMG its snowing
« on: January 03, 2018, 12:38:28 PM »
Snow in Tallahassee for the first time in 30 years. Here's a video.

I'm further south, but we're going to hit freezing over the next three nights. At least it will be sunny. They tell us no snow in our area because there is no precipitation predicted.

Yes, my daughter on a cover, but I've since changed it. Also, in the same series, my childhood dog and my mother and father on a motorcycle in the 40's. When I did the bundle, I kept the latter two photos as separators for the Parts.

Writers' Cafe / Re: A Few ACX Questions
« on: January 02, 2018, 07:50:22 PM »
Thanks. The royalty share sounds like the best way to go -- at least for me, the author, in that I won't need to do an up-front spend, and any money generated is gravy. As the narrator is looking to build a resume, he is supportive of doing this as well. For those who went this route, did you sign a separate contract with the narrator, or simply go through ACX's process?

Go through ACX's process.

When listing your requirements, put royalty share as your offer. In the instructions to potential auditioners, just say that you've already chosen some one and are not accepting auditions.

You'll have to upload an audition script and let your friend record and upload that. It's just a few pages of your book, but choose something that gives you a good idea of how he'll voice the characters. You can even do a few paragraphs of each character.

Once he uploads the audition, you can accept it and "make an offer" which will be royalty share. You'll decide when the first fifteen minutes are due and when the completed audio is due.

This is a good time to give him more direction based on his audition as to how you want the characters to sound.

Good luck.

From Outlander (the first book): there is one passage from the very beginning & one from the final scene.

Oh, you got two quotes. <sigh>

A late Christmas present !!! Outlander Infinity Scarf

That is totally cool. I can't place the quote, though.

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