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by intrigued_scribe
Wed May 02, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Happy Beltane!
Replies: 5
Views: 21237

Happy Beltane (belated as the reply is)!

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed May 02, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: The Curse of the Golden Flower
Replies: 11
Views: 41854

rocketscientist wrote: Both the Empress and the mother of the crown prince carried the plot. The daughter was really the most significant side plot. The men were both the motivational force and the tension. I got that impression myself, especially in the second half of the film. :) Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed May 02, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: A bit of flash fiction* to mark May Day - Beltane Flame
Replies: 7
Views: 34307

Arresting, beautiful work! From beginning to end, the vivid overtones of the story draw the reader directly into the tapestry of the world in which Bran lives, and the primal tones and setting emphasize the sense of the ancient and the otherworldly. Though there are minimal hints of the history that...
by intrigued_scribe
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: The Curse of the Golden Flower
Replies: 11
Views: 41854

Spectacular film! :D After seeing it in its entirety, I also loved Curse of the Golden Flower. Aside from the aforementioned race-against-time element that overshadows the Empress and her second son as her time runs out, I found other aspects of the plot just as riveting, particularly the plight suf...
by intrigued_scribe
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Preserving the Artifacts and History of Our Past for All
Replies: 6
Views: 31250

Excellent points, all, and this:

bretonlass wrote:

Lest we forget... A plant can only shoot to the sky if it's got strong roots. The same goes for human progress and history.


Wonderfully phrased, and so true. Also, the book recommendation here sounds quite interesting. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Doomsday Seed Vault
Replies: 15
Views: 66970

Windwalker wrote:

But every bit counts, and some species in their collection have gone extinct in the wild.


I agree, especially where the preservation of the otherwise extinct species--right along with the contribution to solutions to hunger--is concerned.

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: The Curse of the Golden Flower
Replies: 11
Views: 41854

Having missed the film in theaters myself, I'll also have to pick up the DVD. Thank you for the suggestion. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Recent additions to the Gallery
Replies: 7
Views: 31421

Stunning, captivating images! :D (Though it took me long enough to view these) The first perfectly captures the atmosphere of benign majesty and clearly conveys the tone of a routine mission. More than that, the components of the ship combine in such a way that they establish convincing symmetry and...
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Frozen and freezing seas: Mars, Europa, Titan
Replies: 4
Views: 23941

This makes for a fascinating and arresting discovery; this too has a great deal of potential for speculation on the formation and nature of atmospheres and climates, among other things.

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Book review - The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks
Replies: 1
Views: 15995

I may have to add this one to the list, as well. :) In particular, the intertwining fates of the Dwellers and the human Seers strikes me as reminiscent of the necessary co-existence between humans and mers in Joan D. Vinge's The Summer Queen . In any instance, the incorporation of intrigue, politica...
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Book review - Mainspring by Jay Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 17075

Excellent stuff, here! The concept of Earth and the other planets moving on celestial tracks is a wholly arresting one, as is the notion of God (or Tetragrammaton) as the great clockmaker. I also like the concept of a young, seemingly ordinary and unassuming protagonist drawn into a staggering set o...
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Book recommendations: Minoan Crete in fiction
Replies: 3
Views: 21772

You're quite welcome; I'm happy that you enjoyed the book. :) The monochromatic portrayal of the leading antagonist was also among my foremost complaints, as were some of Leesandra's decisions and the smaller inaccuracies that arose here and there. That aside, the environment did indeed strike me as...
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Tea house Google theme
Replies: 10
Views: 59615

I'd like to see the tea house theme file as well, when you have the time to send it along. I also agree with the comments here, particularly those concerning how consumed people are by 2L and World of Warcraft; that truly is disturbing and frightening.

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Frozen and freezing seas: Mars, Europa, Titan
Replies: 4
Views: 23941

Windwalker wrote: All these are exciting in themselves -- but they also highlight the possibility of past or present extraterrestrial life, the critical, still elusive second data point that might change our ideas even more than the Copernican shift. No truer words--and they inspire threads of thou...
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Why no serious sci fi movies?
Replies: 15
Views: 59246

I also second a good many of the recommendations offered here, particularly Serenity ( a favorite), the 2002 remake of The Time Machine , The Fifth Element and the Sci-Fi channel's version of Dune . I especially found the latter two films to be visually arresting, even as they manage to effectively ...

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