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by fansmom
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: From DITHOT
Replies: 20
Views: 1745

Re: From DITHOT

Nine years?! Congratulations on lasting so long, and my best wishes for your "real life" in the future!
by fansmom
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: Welcome, fireflydances
Replies: 23
Views: 2334

Re: Welcome, fireflydances

Congratulations, fireflydances!
by fansmom
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Birthdays and Celebrations
Topic: HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY, ONBC!
Replies: 25
Views: 2366

Re: HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY, ONBC!

Happy belated birthday, ONBC!

I missed the ONBC's actual birthday because I was on vacation, but I thought of Beat poets as I was led through the narrow streets of Tangier, since Ginsberg and Kerouac both lived there for a while. The things we learn through the ONBC. . .
by fansmom
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: The Master and Margarita
Topic: Master and Margarita Tidbit 1: Mikhail Afanas’evich Bulgakov
Replies: 14
Views: 1852

Re: Master and Margarita Tidbit 1: Mikhail Afanas’evich Bulgakov

A coworker of mine who just returned from visiting family in Kiev would tell you that it is neither perfect nor golden. Those days must indeed be gone forever.
by fansmom
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: The Master and Margarita
Topic: The Master & Margarita: Pre-Tidbit 5 What's In A Name?
Replies: 8
Views: 1859

Re: The Master & Margarita: Pre-Tidbit 5 What's In A Name?

I think I'm going to get a lot more out of this book than I did a couple of years ago when I read it for a book group.
Thanks for the pre-tidbit, firefly!
by fansmom
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #16 ~ The Movie vs. The Book
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: The Thin Man Question #16 ~ The Movie vs. The Book

I liked the movie for the same reasons you all have mentioned. The characters really came to life and it was definitely easier to follow. I kept hearing Myrna Loy and William Powell in my head as I read. fansmom, I think you should start a fashion trend!! :grin: Ah, only if I magically acquire the ...
by fansmom
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #16 ~ The Movie vs. The Book
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: The Thin Man Question #16 - The Movie vs. The Book

It's shallow of me, but I have to confess that I like the movie better, at least in part because of Nora's clothing. That gown at 1:05, and the glittery bodice at 2:20 . . . Why shouldn't I dress like that? (What's that you say? Because either would look pretty bizarre in the grocery store or my des...
by fansmom
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #15 - Were you confused?
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: The Thin Man Question #15 - Were you confused?

nebraska wrote:I think I always thought Nick was the Thin Man, but the tidbits here cleared that up for me before I read the book.
Yep, me too.
by fansmom
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #13 - Terms of the Day
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: The Thin Man Question #13 - Terms of the Day

Buster wrote:I'll bet you can come up with ten synonyms for "vomiting" without breaking a sweat.
And I remember a discussion in college of how many slang terms we had for "drunk," but we hardly had any for "study."
by fansmom
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #13 - Terms of the Day
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: The Thin Man Question #13 - Terms of the Day

I've certainly read all of those slang terms, but I don't use them often. On the other hand, my daughter and her buddies went through a spell of saying "Huzzah!" to express enthusiasm, even though it's archaic. I said it at work yesterday (someone had passed all the sections of the CPA exa...
by fansmom
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #10 ~ Other Writers
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: The Thin Man Question #10 ~ Other Writers

Oops, I answered this yesterday. :blush: Yes, it reminded me of Hemingway.
by fansmom
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #6 - The Men
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: The Thin Man Question #6 - The Men

I thought the women were described better than the men, perhaps because we were seeing them through Nick's eyes.
by fansmom
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #7 ~ The Women
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: The Thin Man Question #7 ~ The Women

Miriam gets my favorite line in the book: "I don't like crooks, and even if I did, I wouldn't like crooks that are stool pigeons, and if I liked crooks that are stool pigeons, I still wouldn't like you." :harhar:
by fansmom
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #9 - Writing Style
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: The Thin Man Question #9 - Writing Style

Except for the dialogue, his style reminded me of Hemingway. Terse, unadorned prose; descriptive when necessary.
by fansmom
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #5 - Violence
Replies: 15
Views: 2099

Re: The Thin Man Question #5 - Violence

Well, and isn't it odd that Mimi physically abused Dorothy but not Gilbert? Remember Gilbert's (very odd) interest in what it feels like to be hurt?

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