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by lumineuse
Wed May 11, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: 2011 Birthday Project for MercyCorps--Unite for Japan
Topic: Announcing the Zone's 2011 Birthday Project for MercyCorps--Unite for Japan!
Replies: 59
Views: 15769

Re: Announcing the Zone's 2011 Birthday Project for MercyCorps--Unite for Japan!

Thanks for the opportunity to donate in the name of Johnny's fans and Johnny himself. What a great plan for the birthday project, and such a worthy cause.
by lumineuse
Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: The Bomb in My Garden
Topic: TBIMG Question #1 ~ Why This Book?
Replies: 26
Views: 6125

Hello there, lumi! :wave: Welcome back! That is an interesting thought and one we will be exploring further. Keep a weather eye on future questions and check back in! :cool: Thanks for the welcome, DITHOT! :wave: Hello, to you too, Liz, and the rest of the ONBCers! :ONBC: I still haven't finished t...
by lumineuse
Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: The Bomb in My Garden
Topic: TBIMG Question #1 ~ Why This Book?
Replies: 26
Views: 6125

Ok - I am a bit of a dilettante here. I don't make it around the Zone much anymore, sorry to say! But I think Johnny may have been interested because the book does lend some credence to GW Bush's decision to invade Iraq. It does supply a little credence to the nuclear threat, while at the same time ...
by lumineuse
Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #11 ~ Progress?
Replies: 40
Views: 6186

Wow, that's a great question.

I think for most of us the encroachment of those big chains signals a de-personalization of life. And Gilbert is already shrinking. Much more de-personalization and he would disappear.
by lumineuse
Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #9 ~ Momma and Gilbert
Replies: 37
Views: 3521

Momma is really oppressive in many ways. As the passages quoted above indicate, she doesn't really want to hear the truth or hear how her children feel about her or their situation. Not only did she not help her kids with their grief over their father's death, she stood as a barrier to any outlet th...
by lumineuse
Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #8 ~ Becky
Replies: 31
Views: 6540

Liz wrote:I didn't like her arrogance in the book. In the movie she was sure of herself, but in an understated way.

Who do you think the fish was -- Tucker or Becky?
:lol:


There was something a little unreal about her in the book - like she was some sort of spirit-guide.
by lumineuse
Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #8 ~ Becky
Replies: 31
Views: 6540

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:We know at 15 they think they are pretty darn smart! :lol:


"Think" being the operative word, of course!! :lol:
by lumineuse
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #8 ~ Becky
Replies: 31
Views: 6540

I agree, GG - her youth in the book almost makes one queasy. At least she isn't jail bait in the movie!
by lumineuse
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Tidbit #2 - An Ocean in Iowa
Replies: 15
Views: 2248

nebraska wrote:I watched The Rebel and Have Gun Will Travel, too.....loved them all!!!!!


Oh, I had such a crush on Paladin - I must have been about 5! I thought Adam (Pernell Roberts) was pretty hot too.
by lumineuse
Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: The People's Act of Love
Topic: TPAOL Question #17 ~ The importance of Anna
Replies: 34
Views: 6084

Somehow I found Mutz more pivotal - perhaps that's only because he was the most sympathetic figure to me.
by lumineuse
Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: The People's Act of Love
Topic: TPAOL Question #1 - The Kinds of Love in TPAOL
Replies: 131
Views: 11906

Are we skirting around the issue of the importance of sexual love to Anna? That did seem to be a matter of some importance to her, didn't it? I think part of the reason she may have pursued Balashov has to do with that. I would also think that being deserted by a husband at that time would be a pre...
by lumineuse
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: The People's Act of Love
Topic: TPAOL Question #1 - The Kinds of Love in TPAOL
Replies: 131
Views: 11906

Ah, the love of a greater cause. Well, from what I have read that was a big fantasy in most cases. Love of power, yes. Love of the workers and the people, no. And you have to wonder what type of hypocrisy is involved when so many were willing to sacrifice others, but not themselves, in pursuit of th...
by lumineuse
Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: The People's Act of Love
Topic: TPAOL Question #1 - The Kinds of Love in TPAOL
Replies: 131
Views: 11906

I agree that he continued to love God, but I think there's something about surgically altering yourself in that way to make yourself more "perfect" that does smack of a fundamental loss of faith. I agree that it shows a fundamental loss of faith, while he says he is showing his love of Go...
by lumineuse
Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: The People's Act of Love
Topic: TPAOL - Gustav Klimt and Obri Berdsley
Replies: 12
Views: 1491

You can see a number of prints of his work at this website:

http://www.imagekind.com/shop/Gustave_Klimt.aspx

The one entitled "Kiss" is probably his most famous, and may be familiar to you.
by lumineuse
Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: The People's Act of Love
Topic: TPAOL Question #1 - The Kinds of Love in TPAOL
Replies: 131
Views: 11906

Good morning, and Happy February ~ the month of LOVE!! I'm still chewing on today's topic (sooo many types of love to choose from) but I want to say Thank You, Lumi, for your thoughtful post about the love of God. I want to add that, IMO, there was also, in Balashov, a conviction that God loved him...

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