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  1. Version v10


    Every Mod and Dog (EMaD) is a WeiDU-based mod that adds a selection of small diversions and sidequests to Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Its major aim is to recapture some of the more buoyant and adventurous spirit that was found in the original Baldur's Gate. Learn more about the mod View the Readme Visit the Discussion Thread
  2. Version v7


    This mod adds a keyring to help manage the avalanche of keys you acquire in your journey across Faerun. Learn more about the mod View the Readme Visit the Discussion Thread
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    Version v2


    Fonick is a joinable lawful good NPC who will banter once with everybody in your party (except Imoen). There are multiple ways to end the quest, but be nice to Fonick for the best (or worst) outcome. Learn more about the mod View the Readme Visit the Discussion Thread
  4. Merry Christmas everybody and may 2007 be absolutely brilliant.
  5. cliffette

    A Fond Farewell

    To steal a phrase from a friend, all I can say to this is "Best fishes".. and stick around - one day I will get YIM again so that I can chat with you!
  6. I have resolved to watch more SBS this year.
  7. Heheh- I recently watched the french film starring Gérard Depardieu as Obelix. It was great seeing the characters in a non-cartoon format.
  8. Domi, was that Asterix of Asterix and Obelix fame? That would be too cool. Roald Dahl's adult books are fantastic too. Weird, but still fantastic - and the touch of perversion becomes more like a grope of perversion.
  9. It is from having seen the movie and I regret spending money on seeing it because it wasn't enjoyable at all. My problem was mainly with the marketing - logically, most of the movie could not have been based on true events, seeing as most of main characters don't survive to say what happened to them. Thus it does seem to be exploiting the stories of people who really have died (Ivan Milat's victims, Peter Falconio), possibly in horrible ways. If they'd marketed the movie as a plain old fictional slasher film, then I wouldn't have nearly so much of a problem with it. As it is, the movie tries to gain class by acting like a serious film dealing with real people when it is just an excuse for made-up sadism. Having said that, my sister and ex-housemate thought it was really good. The friends I watched it with all felt sick afterwards and one had to leave the theatre. I'm not sure which reaction you'll have, seeing as you laughed during the trailers, but surely that's better than feeling the urge to throw up...
  10. The words "Wolf Creek" have been mentioned. Ok, onto the soap box... I would strongly advise against seeing it. It is grim, sadistic crap that happens to have been filmed beautifully. It's a slasher flick that is not enjoyable, completely tasteless and marketed in a horribly cynical and exploitative way. Like hell it's "Based on true events". Here is a quote that encapsulates how I feel about this film: "the film feels like an unseemly attempt to wring a new horror franchise out of somebody else's dead children." And here's another one: "While the movie is certainly unsettling, and even repulsive in parts, it's not actually frightening; graphic depictions of mindless cruelty are more revolting than scary." Another word to describe how I feel about this film: Vomitous.
  11. King Kong: I loved it. For those who are concerned, Jack Black is ok - slightly manic and eye-twitchy, but I put that down to the character he portrayed. The dinosaurs were fantastic (go the tiny T Rex arms!). My advice is to find yourself an 11 year old boy to sit near because listening to him exclaim in awe at the dinosaurs is very fun. Chronicles of Narnia (the books): ARGHHHHHHHHH, Domi you have to read them! The talking lion is magnificent rather than childish - though I'm leery of watching the movie because I'm not sure they chose the best actor for Aslan's voice. With the 'going through the books with the kids' factor, the Narnia books don't tend to be a bedtime reading experience due to the heavy subject matter. Also, you should always begin with number 2 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (as the movies have correctly done). Once you're suckered in, then you can begin with the rest of them. As long as you're not expecting Harry Potter and don't mind snotty little kids (eg "You horrid beast!"), you will have a chance at enjoying them. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair are great - and don't even try to read The Last Battle until you've read the others. And Lord Ernie, what was wrong with the Magician's Nephew? It was a dem fine book, a dem fine one!
  12. Me too, me too! Happy late birthday Jastey.
  13. My impression of Inara, having not watched the series, is that she was eye candy and the love interest... and not much else besides. The fight scene where she kept running in and getting smacked into the wall didn't really help - though I'm glad she had the smarts to set off a bomb (I thought it was actually a long incense-shaped needle with which she could have stabbed the bad guy to death. That would have been great.) She also wore highly inappropriate clothing for space travel but she looked so utterly gorgeous, I can't really blame her. I loved the stilted conversation between her and Mal - that was pure Angel flashback.
  14. If it makes you feel better, it's since been revealed that Jasmine was actually a renegade "angel" (or rather, one of the Powers That Be), rather than a demon . <{POST_SNAPBACK}> I don't think anything can ever make me feel better about those blasted last two seasons of Angel. Stupid Jasmine. Why couldn't she have come out of Fred? Or maybe even Wesley. GRRRRRRRR.
  15. Hey Meira, I haven't seen the series. I liked it, but I have a feeling that it would be way way better for those who have seen the series as you'd be familiar with the characters already. And if you see it and decide you don't like it, you can wipe it from your memory and make up your own ending, as I was forced to do for the series "Angel". Damn you, Joss Whedon with your stupid Cordy-being-taken-over-by-demon plot! Check out rottentomatoes.com for the critics' views on both movies. They've got some great lines.
  16. Me either. I thought the impression of the male population was "she's creepy", "she's very young" or "she's dead weight". I don't think her outfit was meant to be sexy either - it looked like she was wearing a bunch of rags that highlighted her fragility when she wasn't kicking butt. The series would have been excellent. As a movie... not quite. It definitely had strong "this was meant to be a series and the characters would have been developed much better and you would feel much more for the characters if we'd had more time" element. I think Joss' style is to start from cardboard cutouts then make them act in unusual ways... a slow process, hence the movie suffering in this respect. The dialogue wasn't too bad, though the 'rousing speech' moment was very very cheesy. I kept hoping that a shark would jump out and eat one of them, but no. Still I enjoyed it muchly! There were some shining moments. More River combat scenes would have been good.
  17. Happy birthday, person to whom I am speaking for the first time ever (I think)!
  18. Happy birthday, dear Domi!
  19. Having finished my own Master's a few months ago, I know exactly how you feel. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Ditto. But it's worth it when you BURN THE DAMN THESIS AFTERWARDS, BURN BURN BURN, MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Happy birthday as well.
  20. I love translation mix-ups. The following two are my favourites.
  21. HAppy BIrthday KIrving! O~~~ <--- it's a balloon
  22. Oopsie... HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND BIG HUGGLES (AND TURNIPS) TO UUF! I don't know why I'm shrieking! Maybe to prevent the "Eh, what was that, missy?" response I'm expecting from someone so aged, I mean, saged.
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