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by Boothby
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 239923

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

I signed up with the Technology and Entertainment Exchange with the National Academy of Sciences as a consultant for film (video) and media, so--hopefully - - I can stop whining about how films never get the physics right!
by Boothby
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: LURKERS!! Come out, come out, wherever you are...
Replies: 336
Views: 71283

Re: LURKERS!! Come out, come out, wherever you are...

I guess even I counted as a lurker, lo these last few months....
by Boothby
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

High school and college, FWIW. And I also DO value a person's experience with regard to their opinions. I do not believe that "all opinions are the same." A person with NO experience selecting or directing actors--or being an actor--is just not going to have the awareness or the language, necessaril...
by Boothby
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

PV, Asa Butterfield is--in my semi-professional opinion--incapable of an "on-screen chemistry" with ANYone. I forgave him in "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," since he was only 10 years old. I never really cared about his character, which for that movie in particular is critical. In "Hugo," he was h...
by Boothby
Fri May 30, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

By s****, do you mean "The Hobbit"? Also known as "To the Till and Back Again. And Again. And Again"?

(BTW, when I received the notification of your response, via e-mail, the naughty word you used was uncensored! I find this...amusing)
by Boothby
Thu May 29, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

The more I watch this movie, the less and less I like it. I try to like it, but I can't. Maybe if I watch it drunk. But the shots are so damn STATIC. A bunch of talking heads in FAR too many scenes. Ender in center screen. Petra in center screen. Graff in center screen. I feel like I'm watching a dr...
by Boothby
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: General Filming/Production Update Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 38807

Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Guys, the above appeal seems to me to be a round-about sales pitch for "African Style Clothing," presented in such a way as to circumvent Bayesian filters.

Any dissenters? Shall I can the poster?

I'll give it a few days, then...gone (if no one minds)
by Boothby
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: Hello, pweb
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

Re: Hello, pweb

I meant this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoism" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Taoism (modernly Daoism) is a philosophical, ethical, and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (also romanized as Dao). The term Tao means "way", "path" or...
by Boothby
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: Hello, pweb
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

Re: Hello, pweb

Here you go, friend!

:limeaid:

(BTW, is that "tauist" with a "d"?)
by Boothby
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Enders Game Series: A Way to Think
Replies: 2
Views: 1807

Re: Enders Game Series: A Way to Think

Son of Son of Sam, I think that would be a valuable contribution to discussions! I (for one) would like to read what you have to write. Perhaps on the same topic (perhaps not), since having read the book over 10 years go, I've wondered if anyone has ever tried to use the "Ender Wiggin Defense" regar...
by Boothby
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Let's Also Talk About...
Replies: 124
Views: 20097

Re: Let's Also Talk About...

Ah...Josh. Welcome to the grown-up world! I can fondly remember MY first anal probe....I blame the 6 handfuls of wasabi peas I ate just before taking the scratch-n-sniff test for skewing the test results from "eh..." to "PROBE ME NOW!" :gasp: I have to say, though...the gastroenterologist made one n...
by Boothby
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: A return
Replies: 1
Views: 2373

Re: A return

Yes, we do!

:limeaid:

But we can be a little slow in responding...
by Boothby
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things I Don't Understand
Replies: 304
Views: 43482

Re: Things I Don't Understand

There were some half-serious cries of "Please just use English!"
Hear! Hear!
by Boothby
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things I Don't Understand
Replies: 304
Views: 43482

Re: Things I Don't Understand

GD, Wait--I'm confused. That whole second paragraph, the one that follows your concern over "why academics feel the need to be so unnecessarily difficult in the language they use;" is that YOUR paragraph? Or are you making fun of such words as "decode," "decodify," "interiorizing," "internalizing," ...
by Boothby
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie Rumors, Speculation and Fan Art
Topic: Soundtrack and Score
Replies: 15
Views: 6264

Re: Soundtrack and Score

Demos,

It looks like the post I was responding to was baleeted when the user was kicked off the site.

Beyond that, I can't help you.....
by Boothby
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: HO
Replies: 3
Views: 2910

Re: HO

Luet,

No, it's not.

They made an unlicensed movie of "Lost Boys," and called it "Lost Souls," back in 1998.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162104/combined" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Boothby
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear You 2.0
Replies: 2604
Views: 441391

Re: Dear You 2.0

I thought I warned you NOT to buy Skynet™ brand refrigerators?!?
by Boothby
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear You 2.0
Replies: 2604
Views: 441391

Re: Dear You 2.0

Curse-ten,

Sorry, but when you wrote, "P.S. I'm taking my Anxiety and Phobia Workbook that you took and hid without my permission" I immediately thought:


P.S. I'm taking back my Paranoia Workbook that I KNOW you took and hid, somewhere, without my permission....
by Boothby
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Doctor Who (yarr, there be spoilers here!)
Replies: 482
Views: 83537

Re: Doctor Who (yarr, there be spoilers here!)

Saw it Monday, in 3D, with a bunch of Whovians--in one of at least two fully packed theaters!

Wonderful! Corny as hell--as expected. As I mentioned to a friend, "They solve about 80% of the problems they set up, and figure that's close enough for an episode...let's move on!"
by Boothby
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

Fortunately had the theater completely to just myself and a friend
NEVER a good sign!
by Boothby
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: So, when do we get Ender's Game II
Replies: 9
Views: 4385

Re: So, when do we get Ender's Game II

Here's MY take on sequels and not sequels: Ender's Shadow: Not going to happen. What's the market? The kids will outgrow their ages by the time any production might begin. NOT going to be a sequel. SFTD: Too cerebral. Nothing to do with Ender as we've seen him; nothing to do with any other of the Ba...
by Boothby
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: So, when do we get Ender's Game II
Replies: 9
Views: 4385

Re: So, when do we get Ender's Game II

Interesting article on sequels. Also: A mention of concurrent shooting of EG and ES. I never realized that they were even thinking about doing that (and--calm down--they didn't) http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/11/05/is-an-enders-game-sequel-already-in-the-works/?source=edddlftxt0860001" onclick="wi...
by Boothby
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 239923

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Now that I've cut back substantially on my political and theological discussion, I made this animated GIF to remind me why: http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/11-09-2013/SdiU7R.gif Here: http://www.makeagif.com/SdiU7R" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The piece is: Flogging a Dead Horse, by ...
by Boothby
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: PEOPLE: DROP IT WITH CARD'S VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY PLEASE
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

Re: PEOPLE: DROP IT WITH CARD'S VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY PLEAS

And, just because only a few of you have contributed, here's that link, again: http://www.razoo.com/team/Endersgamefans4equality" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; llappall, if you support equal rights, you might want to put your money where your mouth is, and contribute. Unless you're t...
by Boothby
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Earth Afire
Replies: 18
Views: 6736

Re: Earth Afire

Personally, I really think that he's milked this whole thing for all that it's worth. He's serializing the story, and he's allowing for others (Johnston, his daughter Emily) to mop up for him. He (Card) does this: he starts out great (and I seriously mean that), but then lets things carry on for far...
by Boothby
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

Kenn,

That's a pretty close "hit"!! How EVER did you find it?!?
by Boothby
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

Darian, HOWEVER that sequence might have played out, it was a dropped opportunity by Gavin Hood. At a minimum, another minute or two of conversation between Val and Graff would have "allowed for" a continuing conversation in the car that we (the audience) DON'T get to see, when we cut from their con...
by Boothby
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

I looked for it on-line. No write-ups yet. So, here's mine: It works with touch-screens. and floats 5 circles, each one with 5 or more possible "branches". You flick the circle in the direction of the letter you want typed, and it registers the letter. The circle then lazily returns to its starting ...
by Boothby
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.... :mrgreen:

But, except for WANTING them to have gamer attitude, did you really get the sense that they had gamer attitude during all those (not) "mock" battles?
by Boothby
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

I'm going to have to look for a used PS3 or something on Craigslist!

My friends and I never reacted that way (at least I don't THINK we did) when playing Dungeons and Dragons in college....but that was over 100 years ago.
by Boothby
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

Ender also said, "Orientated," right before he turns to Bean and says, "Um...uh...so...um...well, maybe the Enemy's Gate is Down!" without much reference to anything important.
by Boothby
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: PEOPLE: DROP IT WITH CARD'S VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY PLEASE
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

Re: PEOPLE: DROP IT WITH CARD'S VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY PLEAS

I fell so comforted when the only person left with an open mind (where has he or she been when we've needed them all these years?!?) lets us know just how close-minded we all are. I'm wondering if there is any irony in that; if there is, I think I may have missed it.
by Boothby
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

Thomas, et al...I feel so...SHELTERED!!!
by Boothby
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 35055

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

Then you're looking for a false climax. Fake emotions from the characters for a momentary rush, but a false note in the story. Imagine if Ender and the jeesh were all callous about the destruction of the ships. Imagine if they were really acting like they were playing a game. The fall at the revelat...

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