Plume & Akakak

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  1. Our young rabbit wants to rule the house. He first paraded and performed binkies and stunts on our bed, then peed on my side of it for the fourth time. Great day, I love him.
  2. Spending hours on a cool (and/or) absurd ship, with carefully placed spotlights and chosen light tones. Test it, send it to space and find out I forgot to place one light in its action group. That is where my devil is.
  3. Gruel. Liquid or solid, depending on tastes.
  4. ^ I'm too emaciated and got heavy bags under the eyes. This would look too ordinary for me. : ) --- Dman979, try a 2001 monolith costume. Cheap and easy. Big cardboard box, black paint, then stand still in the middle of the room. EDIT : and shrill whenever you're under direct light (or want somebody to bring you a drink).
  5. Ok, I just finished listening to the albums you posted, regex. Love the Tuber album. Thanks for the discovery. Put me in the mood to listen to this one again : An album Bill Phil too should listen, if he passes by. Its intro will probably remind him of a Pink Floyd song whose name starts with "Welcome to the machi..." Then I went on with a selection of early Can songs. <-one of the best guitar track of history. yes.
  6. Your post reminds me the episode of Community where "old" Pierce chooses to wear a Mark-Singer-as-the-Beastmaster costume to be "in" at the Halloween party. --- Fun ideas in the Belgian comic book series "Gaston Lagaffe" by Franquin. There's a running joke about Gaston's eccentric costumes. ("Mais is on danse ?" = "But what if we dance?")
  7. ^ Go, Jim Henson ! --- Currently planting cabbage in the living room with
  8. Well I would be interested in seeing them. I usually look at the ground too when I'm doing photography for leisure . And yea, bring that F2S !
  9. One of Philip Jose Farmer's sweet "Freudian xenobiology" novella takes place on Mars : "My Sister’s Brother" (variant title: "Open to Me, My Sister"). It’s the novella closing Strange Relations, 1960. There are other fine stories in the book, especially "Mother".
  10. Looking for a definitive answer is out of place. Neither Kubrick's movie and Clarke's book (for 2001), nor Clarke's novels (2001 to 3001) can be considered consistent wholes regarding narration and story cohesion. There is no tiresome "canon" here. Kubrick privileged the symbolic aspect, making 2001 the impressive, timeless question mark that we know. In the context of the movie, clarifications had to be eluded. For instance, you probably know that for the "Dawn of Man" part of the movie, it was initially envisioned that pictures of the teachings of the monolith would be projected on its surface. Fortunately, the idea was abandoned. I don't think the monolith could have been sacralized (and therefore humorously desacralized, see and ) in popular culture if it hadn't been such an enigma. Clarke, on his side, wanted to develop certain aspects of the story, and gave clearer explanations about HAL's motives, or the nature of the monolith. But Clarke's books have their discontinuities as well, and honestly, who cares ? He aknowledged such inconsistencies. From the Author's Note to 2061 : "Just as 2010: Odyssey Two was not a direct sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book is not a linear sequel to 2010. They must all be considered as variations on the same theme, involving many of the same characters and situations, but not necessarily happening in the same universe. Developments since 1964 make total consistency impossible, as the later stories incorporate discoveries and events that had not even taken place when the earlier books were written." Rather than considering it a case of retroactive continuity, or "retconning" as they say, I would stress the "variations on the same theme" part. This thread can't be more than a playful conversation at the corner of the bar. Now personally, I like Kubrick's choices. HAL, and the monolith, stay in my mind as they are portayed in his movie. The path Clarke has chosen with his novels is too exhaustive for me. The books were good reads, but there are other novels, and especially novellas written by Clarke that I prefer.
  11. I expected something less pragmatic. --- On a different note again, the thread is going nuts. Seems to me that OP had a different understanding of "item" when he mentioned a lightsaber and a holocommunicator... Half your choices are vessels, peeps. Can't find something that would fit in a pocket, a bag, or even a closet ?
  12. Given the direction this thread has gone, I think we could invoke Igor and Grichka Bogdanov.
  13. Oh no ! Not a HAL's reasons debate ! (but on a different note, Bill, the Monolith is not an item. Just turn around slowly. It wanted to tell you personally.)
  14. You didn't tell us what item you would take from The Matrix. That would be a flexible spoon, for me. "Bend, spoon. Straight, spoon. Bend again. Nice. That's daddy's good little spoon."