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by BBP
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Toys of your childhood...
Replies: 9
Views: 70

Re: Toys of your childhood...

There's also this little dash toy. As I mentioned, my parents were divorced (still a rarity in the 80s) and if there was anything Dad wouldn't get me, my mother would. My stepmother would usually make sure I didn't get to keep any of them. One of them I remembered with fondness, although I only had ...
by BBP
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Toys of your childhood...
Replies: 9
Views: 70

Re: Toys of your childhood...

Cool! I'm of the female persuasion and as such the toys I was given weren't as adventurous. My favourite was a stuffed mouse, Piepiep that my sister had stolen from the store as a toddler (she was clutching it and my parents didn't notice it until they had left). We took Piepiep everywhere. When I w...
by BBP
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Happy Advent! And...
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Happy Advent! And...

One thing I learned some time ago: never order the chicken. I'm serious. Whenever I've had a company holiday dinner at a hotel ballroom, the chicken dish has always been horribly dry. Every. Time. I don't know why. Maybe it has to do with the way the staff has to prepare so many all at once? Get th...
by BBP
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Break The Spine.
Replies: 361
Views: 89310

Re: Break The Spine.

Finally, after seven years of searching, after falling head-over-heels in love with the film, prompting me to wear a ring, learn Japanese, learn the theme music on TV and buy the art book, I have finally found it!
Diana Wynne Jones - Howl's Moving Castle.
by BBP
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 3969

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

Eh? I guess that'sa a matter of skill and opinion. I could barely make headway in GK1 and GK3 (GK3 has that bookstore thing to begin with) plus cat hair moustache with maple syrup glue, that interminable sneaking scene (but fortunately there's a workaround if you can't make it), the beautiful Le Ser...
by BBP
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Did anyone else pick up Disney+ Streaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 1874

Re: Did anyone else pick up Disney+ Streaming?

Disney was never new to cutting. "Three Little Pigs" had the Jewish stereotype brush salesman scene removed or heavily edited back in the 1940s, for instance. The Fantasia adjustments were done in the 1960s. I for one hope they don't do warning stuff since that's what I hate most about the DVDs - wi...
by BBP
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 3969

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

Let's ask Robert Holmes if he wants to write the rest! :D
by BBP
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 3969

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

Thanks for your thoughts! Sorry you had to put up with that guy...

I never knew much about Gilbert & Sullivan, I guess with all the motormouth songs they translate poorly.

Opera with better sound quality!
by BBP
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Did anyone else pick up Disney+ Streaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 1874

Re: Did anyone else pick up Disney+ Streaming?

Everything Disney except Song of the South...
Basically everything on there that I wanted to see (and quite a few ones of which I wish I could get the time back) I already have on VHS. WHich includes Song of the South which I stopped after ten minutes because I didn't understand a word.

I pass.
by BBP
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 3969

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

No harm done Rath... Say, since you did light opera, what did you think of the scene where the guy who plays Engelhart begs to the conductor for an extra aria just hours before opening? :D There was a release of the English translation but never of the opera libretto. Because of this I didn't bother...
by BBP
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 3969

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

Saint-Saëns is the one I love best - I spent my teens with headphones on seated before the stereo, listening to Danse Macabre on continuous repeat. He wrote lots of beautiful music beyond that: Africa, his harp concerto, cello concertos... and then I haven't even begun scratchinh the surface of his ...
by BBP
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 3969

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

Ich hoffe es, ich spreche beruflich Deutsch... ich arbeite nämlich für die Deutschsprachiche Kundenservice von einem Ferienhaus-Vermieter. (I should hope so, I speak German professionally. I work for the German-language customer service of a holiday home rental company.) MILLER Sie können hier nicht...
by BBP
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 3969

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

There is a picture of the urn in the last 4 days. I'm not sure if this advances the chapter but it's important you see it. Be sure you CLICK every single text - Grace doesn't "read" them unless you've clicked them. On occasion this will trigger a cutscene. Did you talk about Ludwig's diary to the mu...
by BBP
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: MASQ Of Eternity
Topic: [2019] The Time To Guess Is At Hand!
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: [2019] The Time To Guess Is At Hand!

I have Khelgar Ironfist as Rath but that was the only one I'm sure about. I'd forgotten about thinking of a MASQ identity this year (oops!) until October 3rd. On a whim I yelled Cornfed! at Tawm. I believe there's not a worse character imaginable (outside Donald Duck) I could have used - not only be...
by BBP
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Yay!
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: Yay!

Congratulations Rath!