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Laura Joh Rowland: The Sano Ichiro Series
Diana Gabaldon:The Outlander Series
Victor Davis Hanson: Carnage & Culture
Tom Shippey: J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century

Evanescence: Fallen
Alison Krauss: New Favorite
Carolyn Dawn Johnson: Room With a View
Martina McBride: Greatest Hits
Ennis Sisters: Ennis Sisters
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Monarch of the Glen
Changing Rooms

[::..passions and preoccupations..::]
The Lord of the Rings

[ and friends..::]
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:: Ego, Ego, Ego!
:: Blockhead's Journal
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[::..journals I read..::]
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:: GiParty
:: The Corner
:: Dreaded Purple Master Blog
:: Beers Across America
:: Sgt. Stryker's Daily Briefing
:: USS Clueless
:: Quantum Tea
:: Boar's Head Tavern
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:: Diary of a Courtesan
:: Da Goddess
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:: Between the Coasts
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[ wander and explore..::]
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:: Alqualonde 
:: TORN 
:: Cowboy Junkies 
:: Winning Women 
:: The Independent Women's Forum 
:: Locus Online 
:: Cracker Barrel 

[::..a list of lists..::]
:: Speculatrix
:: Star Trek:First Gen
:: Vortex Fic
:: Brit Trips
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[::..wishing well..::]
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Monday, 24th Astron

aka April 13, 2005



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Sterday, 20th Thrimidge

aka May 9, 2004

Follow Me Here

Just a note that this blog is now pretty much dead -- or at least pining for the fjords. It probably won't wake up. But for a live blog, you can follow me over to Absinthe & Cookies where I now reside.

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Monday, 30th AfterYule

aka September 20, 2003


I have a feeling this blog is defunct. I'm not closing it down yet, and maybe I should turn it into a private passwored blog to post the stuff I wouldn't normally post about. For now, all my posts, both RL and current events, are going on Absinthe & Cookies.

(And I'm moving the blogs I had blogrolled here only over to A&C)

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Sterday, 28th AfterYule

aka August 18, 2003

5 Questions

We're doing the "5 Questions" interview thang over on Girls!, if you'd like to come play :)

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Mersday, 26th AfterYule

aka August 16, 2003

It's Almost Here!

You can preorder the first season of Forever Knight now! Woooo!

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Trewsday, 24th AfterYule

aka August 14, 2003


If you're of the female persuasion, and you'd like to participate in a group blog that really isn't about anything, drop me a line and I'll sign you up!

edithna AT yahoo DOT com

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Mersday, 19th AfterYule

aka August 9, 2003

Long Time Nothing

It's been a long time since I've posted here. As I figured would happen, once Gaggle was no longer a group blog, I find most of my posting happening there. So you may want to pop into Absinthe & Cookies to see more frequent posts.

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Sunday, 8th Wedmath

aka July 30, 2003

YAY!!! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE
! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35
minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in
Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf at Minas Tirith, fell beats, Plennor
Fields, Orcs and Men fighting, Aragorn and MORE! !!!MAJOR SPOILERS!!!

Update: It's gone :( New Line asked them to pull it, and I never even got to see it!

UPDATE!! A little bird emailed me and said you can find it here.

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Sterday, 7th Wedmath

aka July 29, 2003

Halle Berry: Franchise Girl!

Three seperate bits on Halle Berry and all her genre movies...

(all from Scifi Wire)

Berry: Storm Change Due

Halle Berry, who has played Storm in two X-Men movies, told SCI FI Wire that she is lobbying for improvements in the way the character is portrayed in a proposed third film—whether she plays her again or not. "After every movie, ... the real die-hard fans come up to me, and they often say, 'Yeah, you know, Storm was OK. But she should do more. She should fly. She should fight. She should be more of what she is in the comic-book series,'" Berry said in an interview at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Berry added, "I'm not really complaining. I'm happy to be a part of it. It's been a great franchise to be a part of. But I think the fans feel that in the comic books, she's represented as a little bit more of a leader, and she uses her powers a little bit more than just changing her eyes and doing the weather. I think they want to see her do a little more things. So, as they continue to tell me this, I continue to try to pass this along, to no avail. So that maybe the next time, Storm will be ... whether I play Storm or not ... maybe the character will get to do more of what she traditionally does in the comic books."

Berry said that she hasn't made up her mind yet about whether to reprise the role again. "No, I haven't," she said. "Simply because I haven't seen a script. I haven't been offered the third movie, you know? So I have no idea if it'll come my way or not."


Catwoman Stands Alone

Halle Berry, who is set to play the title character in a new Catwoman movie, told SCI FI Wire that the film will feature an original storyline independent of DC Comics' Batman series, from which it is drawn. "Because it really is her story of how she became Catwoman, you know, she's not just the side character in a Batman movie now," she said in an interview during Comic-Con International in San Diego. "It's really her journey. I think you'll ... maybe learn some interesting things about the character for people who don't know that much about how she came about."

Berry added, "Catwoman is Catwoman, so I think we're going to try new things with the costume. I think it'll be something that you haven't seen before."

Berry said the role carries special meaning for her. "I wasn't an avid comic-book reader," she said. "Probably Batman was the biggest one. It's something that I related to. So it's really great that now I get to be Catwoman, because ... when Eartha Kitt was Catwoman [on the 1960s Batman TV series], being a woman of color, that meant a lot to me as a kid, to see someone like me playing a character that was so universal. So ... that theme has sort of come full circle for me, now that I get to be a Catwoman for the new century. That feels really good." Catwoman begins filming on Sept. 10 in Vancouver, B.C.


Berry: Jinx Goes Forward

Halle Berry—the Oscar winner who co-starred in the last James Bond movie, Die Another Day—told SCI FI Wire that a proposed movie based on her character, Jinx, is moving forward, with a new script just completed. "We just got the script last night, the first script," Berry said in an interview July 19 at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, where she was previewing her upcoming horror film Gothika. "And I hear it's really, really good."

Berry said that Die Another Day writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade penned the Jinx script. "I've been talking to the writers about it, and they had a great idea for who she is and where she comes from, and I think it won't be like Bond," Berry said. "It's not supposed to be a female Bond. But it is very edgy, and I think we'll have elements of that humor that Bond has, because Jinx had that in the Bond movie. But it won't be as tongue-in-cheek as Bond."

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King Reshoots Described

From SciFi Wire:

Sean Astin (Sam) and Dominic Monaghan (Merry) told SCI FI Wire that they just returned from New Zealand, where they were reshooting some scenes for the upcoming third Lord of the Rings film, The Return of the King. "We just got back about two weeks ago from about a month of reshoots, which is cool," Monaghan said in an interview at Comic-Con International in San Diego. "Kind of bizarre to keep going back there and revisiting these characters. Merry's off on his own now, you know, so the majority of stuff that I do is on my own. Kind of freaky."

Astin said in an interview that he shot some key new scenes over a period of eight or nine days, but declined to reveal their content. "We shot a couple of things," he said. "We did additional scenes. New scenes."

Monaghan said his reshoots involved "finessing" things. "Some scenes with Gandalf [Ian McKellen] and Pippin [Billy Boyd], where Pippin and Gandalf head off to Minas Tirith, we kind of fleshed out those scenes a little bit," he said. "A little bit of Merry on the battlefield, we kind of finessed a bit of that. And Merry and Éowyn [Miranda Otto] and Merry and Théoden [Bernard Hill] stuff. But nothing too huge. Just drawing out a scene and giving it a little weight."

Monaghan said that almost the entire cast has been back to New Zealand to pick up shots. "We were just enjoying being together again, hanging out and working," he said. "When I turned up, there was a bunch. It was me, Elijah [Wood, who plays Frodo]; Billy; Viggo [Mortensen, who plays Aragorn]; Ian McKellen; Sean Astin; [and] Andy Serkis [Gollum]. I felt more sorry for like, Orlando [Bloom, who plays Legolas; he] had to go on his own. Christopher Lee [Saruman] ... turned up when we were just about to leave. ... So we still had that kind of camaraderie going on. Yeah, it was sad, but we had fun, man. We had so much fun down there." Return of the King opens Dec. 17.

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