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by Sands
Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: SueC's Libertine Tour ~ Part 5 ~ Spelsbury
Replies: 45
Views: 3941

Thank you so much suec, it really adds something to the play (and the film no doubt, which I haven't seen yet because I live in the wilds of Wales and our nearest, tiny cinema shows nothing but kids films, Harry Potter and the like :banghead: ) That's the price of beautiful countryside I guess. Anyw...
by Sands
Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: SueC's Libertine Tour ~ Part 1
Replies: 25
Views: 2365

Just checked my road atlas. Oxford is 55 miles from London, and Blenheim Palace is about 7 miles the other side of Oxford, so about 62 miles altogether. Great report and photos SueC. Looking forward to the rest. Like many Brits I never get round to visiting all these places that are virtually on my ...
by Sands
Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: The Libertine Question #1 - I Do Not Want You to Like Me
Replies: 48
Views: 3802

KYwoman wrote:Great pic Liz! What stops you from drawing Johnny all day?![/color]


Maybe she does ;-)
by Sands
Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: The Libertine Tidbit #17 Poem #2
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Only just saw this, must have missed it last time around. WOW, I'm gone :thud: Imagine some guy writing that stuff about you :cloud9: Just goes to show that it wasn't all about raunchy sex for him. Unless he just knew the best way to get a girl going :lol: Though it does seem a tad hypocritical to c...
by Sands
Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: The Libertine Question #1 - I Do Not Want You to Like Me
Replies: 48
Views: 3802

It occurs to me that saying 'I do not want you to like me' is not necessarily the same as saying 'I want you to DISlike me'. I think maybe what he's really saying is that he doesn't NEED us to like him, that his aim in life is not to make people like him, as it is for so many of us. The most importa...
by Sands
Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: A Long Way Down
Topic: ALWD Question #17 ~ Martin and More
Replies: 22
Views: 3462

Hmm, it's really interesting to see everyone's take on this, especially as I seem to have come out with a different view from most of you. I can't say I really liked any of the characters that much, but I don't think they were intended to be very sympathetic, at least not to start with, apart from M...
by Sands
Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: A Long Way Down
Topic: ALWD Question #15 ~ Maureen
Replies: 30
Views: 5149

Sorry I'm late coming to this, been really busy. First I want to say that my reaction to Maureen is inevitably coloured by my own experiences, as I have a grown-up autistic son, so I make no apologies for that. And I have to say I felt a bit cheated by Nick Hornby's rather two-dimensional portrayal ...
by Sands
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: A Long Way Down
Topic: ALWD Question #14 ~ JJ
Replies: 18
Views: 3081

Are you thinking of the scene where JJ plays Nick Drake for the others, and Maureen's the only one that 'gets it'? I'm not all that familiar with Nick Drake, but he's more of a folk singer I think - not in the traditional sense, but as in a singer-songwriter. I gather he's quite popular with people ...
by Sands
Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: A Long Way Down
Topic: ALWD Question #12 - Unhappy
Replies: 20
Views: 2903

I can definitely relate to this, both from my own experience of depression in the past, and witnessing my daughter's experience of it. But perhaps it is a difference between just feeling miserable and actually being depressed. I know that well-meaning people were always telling my daughter to 'get o...
by Sands
Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: Monday Night Thread ~ Book Clubs
Replies: 47
Views: 5011

Yes Liz, I remember that. I couldn't help feeling a bit put out. What a cheek :lol:
by Sands
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: Monday Night Thread ~ Book Clubs
Replies: 47
Views: 5011

I think the Internet is definitely the way to go, though I do like the idea of themed food. The nearest we've got to that is sharing a glass of Chivas Regal for Hunter's memorial. I did belong to a real life book club for a while in the village where I used to live but I found it was just frustratin...
by Sands
Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: A Long Way Down
Topic: ALWD Question #7 ~ The Others
Replies: 34
Views: 4628

No I don't agree that the others are 'better off'. I think they're different, from her and each other, though I can see why she might think they're similar to each other in that they're more worldlythan her, but that doesn't necessarily make it easier for them. In some ways Maureen is sheltered from...
by Sands
Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: A Long Way Down
Topic: ALWD Question #4 ~ Real Life
Replies: 28
Views: 1483

You're welcome bluebird :cool: Glad to be of service.
by Sands
Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: A Long Way Down
Topic: ALWD Question #4 ~ Real Life
Replies: 28
Views: 1483

This question reminded me of something Bob Dylan said in the Scorsese documentary we were talking about recently. He was born in a regular family in a small town in the Mid-West and he said 'I was born a long way from where I was supposed to be'. And he went on to say that he's spent his whole life ...
by Sands
Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: A Long Way Down
Topic: ALWD Question #2 - Ladders and Footholds
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

I know it's not really relevant to this question, but I just wondered if anyone else had seen this news story about a woman who killed her disabled son and then tried to kill herself. So tragic. It immediately made me think of Maureen
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds ... 399832.stm

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