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Good Day! And welcome to our continuing series of mini-posts in which we focus on our protagonist characters and try to size up whether they deserve a kudo for a heroic or inspiring deed, & whether they've got a demerit coming at them for being stupid, immoral, or otherwise not so inspiring.

Our subject for this post is the 1944 film, "Nabonga". Now, I didn't find this film to be too awfully painful, despite that it's generally a 'jungle adventure' flick. I mean let's not get carried away with the applause, but it wasn't as awful, as I feared.

BUT -- how were our main characters? Today we'll be focusing on four: Ray Gorman, Doreen Stockwell, Tobo & the "uh, great ape - sure, Nabonga - or er, Samson!".

Ray is trying to track down items stolen from his father's bank, and which was unjustly blamed on his dad. Doreen is the child who was vanished by her father - who was the true embezzler. Tobo is a local guide who takes a shine [there isn't any other way to put it] to Ray. And finally, we have Nabonga/Samson who forms a bond with Doreen and tries to protect her.

Ray comes out okay, but that last observance at Doreen wrankles.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
31 December 2016 @ 11:28 pm
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Happy New Year, Humanity!


Jeezus, I hope this is a better year than 2016. Especially since I'm afraid for the current political & social climate in the U.S of A.






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Current Mood: pessimisticpessimistic
 
 
harsens_rob
25 December 2016 @ 11:39 pm
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Hey, and hi. We're back with another edition of the Buffyverse Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments. And this time, we're actually with Buffy and the Scooby Gang.

Let's take a closer look at our main players in Season 10's Issue 05.

Our main players are: Rupert Giles, Willow, Dawn, Xander, Buffy & Spike.

Poor Andy is stuck in cameo-player status.

Kudos all around! Oh, but wait, there are those few half-demerits.Collapse )
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Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments! And this time we're in the Buffyverse, but not with Buffy. This posting concerns Angel & Faith, Season 02, Issue 04.

And who shall be our focus characters for our attention? None other than ... Angel... and Faith! I knew you'd be shocked.

But really, our focus this issue is: Angel, Faith, & Nadira.


Only a guest character gets something.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
25 December 2016 @ 09:51 am
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Hey, Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!





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harsens_rob
21 December 2016 @ 07:06 am
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I tried some night shots, but I don't know just how well they'll have come out. I'm posting them anyway.

As to reviews: I'm doin' a little bit per day when I get up, since I haven't seemed able to commit to the thought of doing a full review in a several-hours-of-work sort of way. Why I'm so energyless is a personal life-issue that keeps on giving & I just don't wanna go into it. But I'm not in a coma, in a padded cell, or dead so there will be more posting coming.

Right now, on tap are: Supernatural's Season 01 "Hell House" & BTVS Season 11, Issue 01's "The Spread of Their Evil..." part I. In the Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments, we've got BTVS Season 10, Issue 05's "New Rules" part V & Angel & Faith's Season not-10-damnit, Issue 04's "Where The River Meets The Sea", part IV & for the movie, "Nabonga" (1944).

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Later.


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harsens_rob
12 December 2016 @ 12:50 am
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We just got our first real snow of the season (i.e. not flurries that could be ignored) and, man, we got a doozie.

I had to shovel about 3 inches before work, and I've just gotten home [a 1hr 10 min drive turned into 2hr 35 min]. I'm so, so thrilled to find that I have about 5 1/2 inches to shovel tomorrow + whatever the snow plow leaves for me in front of the mail box and in the driveway.

UGH. I'm too damned old for this kind of shoveling.


[this pic is from before work... it's too dark now to snap a decent pic]





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Current Mood: not best pleased, not best pleased a bit
 
 
harsens_rob
04 December 2016 @ 10:32 am
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Random Love... sort of... with a complaint.


The 80's was a very, very weird time [women dressed in Chicken Suits can dance in the background, then blow the band through walls and windows... 'nuff said] but the music was just cheezily awesome. And our men were cute. The dancing, though? Hmmm.


Anyway, random love: The Breakfast Club, "Right on Track"



But guys, I have a real complaint toward you. This song, for reasons that make zero sense, suddenly popped up into my brain from the depths. AND NOW IT WON'T STOP!!


PLEEEEASE... make it stooooop!  Whahhhhhhh.


(I'll admit that the blonde guy with the hat, and seemingly the front singer hits my buttons. He's adorable!)


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harsens_rob
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Hey, all.

Welcome to another edition, long delayed, of 'Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments'. This is my ongoing mini-postings in which we take a second, closer look at our main characters throughout our reviews to size them up and judge whether they're good people, or if they're really not.

Our subject this time out is BTVS, Season 10, Issue 04
Even under thrall, I find something to hand to Xander.Collapse )
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Scene 65: At the farm, which was in fact within running distance, George argues with the technicians that their ultrasonic machine is evil incarnate. They disbelieve his wild story. Imagine.

The farmer tells George that the machine is working like a charm, having killed off all of the pesky insects on his farm, and is proud of the technicians for having already extended the range of the device to 5 miles… oh no!

[And also, “OH, no! It’s going to suck for the farmer when he finds none of his crops pollinated because he’s managed to kill off all of the wild bees…” .. dumb asses.]

George takes this new tidbit about the range extension badly. He goes on a tear on the machine with a wrench as technicians and farmer kvetch about his madness and destruction of property.

As they rush off for a van to go fetch the police, George calls out crazily-sounding that he has to get to the Madison place and shouting for them to stop. Unshockingly, they choose not to give him a lift.
I expected the ending, being the 70s, but it still pained me.Collapse )
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