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by Teremia
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Cultural Appropriation
Replies: 318
Views: 125627

Re: Cultural Appropriation

Tomorrow in my "Film History, Part One" class, we are discussing The Jazz Singer, the ground-breaking 1927 sound film (part "talkie") showcasing Al Jolson as a Jewish kid who rebels against his destiny as cantor--and thus against his father, the current cantor--to become a "...
by Teremia
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Pride and Prejudice: Adaptations of Austen
Replies: 935
Views: 319323

Re: Pride and Prejudice: Adaptations of Austen

I'm just starting a new "remix" (that's the term the publishers are putting out there) of Pride and Prejudice: PRIDE, by Ibi Zoboi. It's set in the gentrifying Brooklyn of today! I very much liked Zoboi's AMERICAN STREET, so I'm interested to see what she does with Austen.....
by Teremia
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Sad loss: Ursula K. Le Guin
Replies: 34
Views: 27953

Re: Sad loss: Ursula K. Le Guin

I am also just so sad about this loss. It's hitting me hard. I got to see her in person in 2013--a great highlight of my adult life. She was everything any writer or human being could hope to be. So poetic and so honest.
by Teremia
Sat May 13, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: The last movie you saw Thread
Replies: 1777
Views: 483493

Re: The last movie you saw Thread

I was on an ancient plane that still had (gasp) seat-back entertainment, and so, being tired, I did not grade the pile of papers I had with me, but instead watched Moana, A Monster Calls, and Rogue One. I enjoyed them all, despite the size of the screen. I loved the book that A Monster Calls is base...
by Teremia
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Have you read...can you recommend...
Replies: 453
Views: 156221

Re: Have you read...can you recommend...

Dave, a tiny little bell rang in my memory, reading your description--but the memory bell didn't ring long enough or close enough to summon a title yet. Let me see if "not thinking about it" gets me closer... :)
by Teremia
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2696
Views: 575672

Re: Trump's America

:( :( :( Yes, he's doing what he threatened to do. And somehow it doesn't feel, this week, like we have "checks and balances" in our government at all. And we are only one week in! That the Berlin mayor would have occasion to tell us not to be building new Walls! Yikes. When I sign Cloud a...
by Teremia
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Should you punch a Nazi? The limits of tolerance
Replies: 396
Views: 159951

Re: Should you punch a Nazi? The limits of tolerance

Well, Nazis are beyond the limits of "tolerance," in my book, but I would like us to find more Quakerly ways to convey that than punching. Especially since violence will play into the Nazis' hands ("see, WE are the victims here!") Yesterday an account on Twitter tweeted the names...
by Teremia
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Strong women in movies are still the anomaly
Replies: 48
Views: 35998

Re: Strong women in movies are still the anomaly

I really enjoyed HIDDEN FIGURES!
:)
by Teremia
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: The last movie you saw Thread
Replies: 1777
Views: 483493

Re: The last movie you saw Thread

Impy, Arrival is MUCH less magical-thinking-ish than Interstellar. I honestly couldn't quite abide Interstellar. Whereas Arrival I liked. The premise gets abbreviated (they learn the aliens' language quickly), but there's a logical explanation underneath what might seem "magical." I recomm...
by Teremia
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: The last movie you saw Thread
Replies: 1777
Views: 483493

Re: The last movie you saw Thread

I liked Arrival despite the handwavium in the whole linguistics bit. Of COURSE it would be harder--as in "impossible"--to learn an alien language just by writing "human" on a board and holding it up in front of you! Ha ha! There's an old TV show called "French in Action"...
by Teremia
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Leonard Cohen is gone
Replies: 16
Views: 19617

Re: Leonard Cohen is gone

Thanksgiving. Whole family, ages 9 to 79, gathered around the piano--and my daughter picked up the viola and our uncle the guitar--and we all sang a couple of glorious, heartfelt rounds of Hallelujah, and it was so sad and so sweet.
:love:
by Teremia
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Prayer Thread
Replies: 1385
Views: 399893

Re: Prayer Thread

I'm so sorry, Frelga. :(
by Teremia
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 411051

Re: 2016 United States Election

Aaaaargh. In tears.
by Teremia
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: fiber arts and handicrafts
Replies: 307
Views: 116410

Re: fiber arts and handicrafts

Maria, this wolf is amazing!
:bow:
by Teremia
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Gun Control Debate
Replies: 814
Views: 230330

Re: Gun Control Debate

Yes--depression, exactly--that's what I meant by the "open elevator shaft" analogy--sigh.

:(
by Teremia
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Gun Control Debate
Replies: 814
Views: 230330

Re: Gun Control Debate

True! None of them is a gun!
by Teremia
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Bluegrass & Appalachian folk music
Replies: 78
Views: 50111

Re: Bluegrass & Appalachian folk music

We've been on a Nickel Creek binge recently at our house....
by Teremia
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Gun Control Debate
Replies: 814
Views: 230330

Re: Gun Control Debate

Anthy!!! :love: Can't you rent guns at the firing range, maybe? I personally would find myself very, very bothered by the presence of a weapon in the house. For all sorts of reasons. It would feel to me like installing an elevator shaft with no elevator in it, and no locks on the door except "s...
by Teremia
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Brexit Carried - Endgame
Replies: 450
Views: 152640

Re: Brexit

Really horrible. I am so saddened by this murder of someone who really seems to have been trying to do the right thing.
by Teremia
Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Prayer Thread
Replies: 1385
Views: 399893

Re: Prayer Thread

Yes, so frightening! More prayers for JewelSong coming from me (getting all tangled up with Frelga's prayers and flying together into the east, I guess).

Jewel is such an amazingly energetic and vibrant person that it's a shock to have news like this. :(