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Everything posted by Caya

  1. Forgive me if I answer this with Sondheim first (the song in question starts around 4:40 if I goofed that link up): I can't think of any major decision in my life that I haven't second-guessed at some point. Hardest, imo, was coming to the conclusion and accepting that I'd probably do most things the same, even knowing how some turned out. But I don't fret about any of them - there's just one life, and we do the best we can. There may be Martinas in parallel universes who took different decisions and now live lives radically different from mine, but I'm okay with my place in this one.
  2. At a guess, I'd say a bit of both. No conspicuous signs of photoshopping (to me, anyway, though things look probably different to Arcadia ) but that heart does look awfully symmetrical for this to be coincidence.
  3. Objection: I've watched neither, and I admit I haven't seen this particular Dracula yet (even in a still) so I honestly can't tell, but from what pics I've seen floating around, imo Cavill does look pretty damn hot in that white wig. And why shouldn't he? Would there be more of a story if they cast an uglier actor? eta: Realized that there'll be more reading this who haven't seen either, so I grabbed random pics from Imgur for show&tell. At least I *hope* that's the correct Dracula, please tell me if that's not the case. As you can imagine, "Dracula" brings a lot of hits. eeta: The forum hates either me, Geralt or Dracula. Hang on please. Only got the small ones to work, sorry! Still not sure what's up. I blame werewolves.
  4. Not gonna watch it anyway (fool me once and all that), but I still can't help but wonder: okay, so you want to have [redacted for spoilers] and [likewise] do it - sure, let them have a go at it. Why on earth, in two-thousand-f***ing-twenty, does anyone feel the need to genderswap one of them to female first? Hello and welcome to the 21st century, men can marry if you haven't heard, you are allowed to show them as a couple on screen, really, that's perfectly okay.
  5. Now y'all made me curious about what Plaidder (bet you saw that coming ) thinks about Dracula, and while she, like me, decided to sit that one out, I found this here in one of the reblogs (spoilering, just in case, link logically leads to a spoiler as well):
  6. That was the plan (mine, at least). Not going to watch that (and we do have Netflix) because I'm still grumpy about S3 of Sherlock. Shutting up about it (well, not now ) and hoping that y'all have fun with it, but myself, nah, once bitten twice shy.
  7. Looking good. Not seeing much of the promised beach but the sunset is beautiful.
  8. I watched it another time - do you mean that the 1932 animation mimics three dimensions by shading the chars and trees and such, while the 2018 one is unapologetically two dimensional? Btw, Disney still makes occasional forays into traditional animation. Enchanted, for instance - admittedly the Andalasia sequences aren't that long, but still.
  9. That's something I, who'd only been around dogs, had to learn the hard way when living with my first boyfriend and his cat. If you want to keep something out of reach from a dog, simply put it on a counter or shelf (well unless it's Lilly the parkour dog, who jumped on the kitchen counters in the beginning). Lost a couple items till I internalized that this doesn't work quite so well with a cat.
  10. Only thing that I noticed is that, to me, it looks like Disney wasn't using the multiplane camera yet back then. Also, I'm impressed by the level of details an artist like you can glean - I just like the pretty moving pictures. As for Aladdin, alas, it's the new (live-action) one, I think; and yes, afaik they were using CGI as early as Beauty (even though they then hand-painted and the computer stuff was only used for reference).
  11. Unfortunately, only after a fashion. I have my favourite classics on DVD or Blu-Ray anyway, though, so there's that.
  12. Did you like The Witcher? I've heard such different reactions, from "Cavill nails it" to "Twilight, only for boys" that I'm almost curious enough to watch it. Neither played the games nor read the books, though (both seemed rather like a boys' club affair to me).
  13. Sorry, I only found German links, but basically, a TV station that's broadcasting Disney movies all day long, "from Aladdin to Zoomania" as they call it, on New Year's Day. Especially looking forward to the Pixar stuff.
  14. Happy holidays from a 48-year-old woman who's really looking forward to Disney Day coming up on TV. Never apologize for the things you love.
  15. Hope you're all having great holidays!
  16. Happy Christmas to you as well! We only had snow once so far in Vienna this year, and right now it's like ten degrees outside (should be fifty in Fahrenheit according to Google) and beautiful bright sunshine. Not very Christmas-y but ah well.
  17. Ancient Athens had a system similar to that, btw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sortition (there is, in fact, very little new under the sun). No idea how well (or not) that one worked, though, sorry, my Greek is rather rudimentary.
  18. Sounds good to me. Dunno if you have something like that in the US, but Austria has a so-called Bürgerkarte, which is a reasonably tamper-proof way (several steps needed to set it up, two of them physical and tied to your registered address) to identify yourself online, and you can use it for all kinds of official stuff, from ordering a new passport to signing referenda (elections, alas, are still by law paper-only affairs, because of verification issues). Call in the relevant subset of the populace to have their say and/or vote, and use identification like that to have it easily accessible online. As for unpaid politicians, didn't work that well in ancient Rome, imo. Made politics only accessible to those who could afford going without wages, and many of those tried to recoup costs in legal and less than legal ways (like bribes), as well.
  19. Yeah, women can be just as much of a [censored] as men, agreed. But short of developing a comprehensive empathy test that'd keep sociopaths out of office, calling in the voices of affected people seems the only way to me at least to stop cold-hearted politicians from enacting drastic laws that they damn well know will never be *their* problem. As for infants, new parents I'd guess.
  20. Hello Jessie and welcome to the forum! Glad you found your way to us, jump right into any discussion (and don't hesitate to revive old topics, we're always happy to hear a fresh perspective on them).
  21. Good question. I definitely don't have an answer for that (and my brief foray into local politics left enough of a bad taste that I never wanted anything to do with that business again). One change I *would* suggest if I were in any position to do so, though, is that no law could ever be enacted only by people who can reasonably assume never to be affected by it. No men bithely deciding about abortion, no socialites cutting welfare, no able-bodied folks establishing accessibility guidelines, not without mandated input by those affected by their directives. Beyond that? Your guess is as good as mine, honestly.
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