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by solicitr
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: The Pope's Apology. Does it go far enough?
Replies: 282
Views: 115170

"make it clear in no uncertain terms that any person in religious authority who commits or allows this type of thing to happen will be excommunicated." That's not how excommunication works, or what it is there for. And all priest who sexual or other wise abuse children will be turned over...
by solicitr
Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: The Pope's Apology. Does it go far enough?
Replies: 282
Views: 115170

What should the Pope have said, then?
by solicitr
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: General Hobbit Movie Info (AVOID IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS)
Replies: 2780
Views: 706187

Can't fault them at all for not rushing things. Often faster isn't better.
by solicitr
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: HBO - The Pacific
Replies: 1
Views: 3672

and yes they have consulted those men a great deal for the series. Well, not directly. John Basilone was killed on Iwo Jima. Robert Leckie and Eugene Sledge both wrote excellent memoirs which are the basis of much of the series, but both died in 2001. The producers and writers, however, did intervi...
by solicitr
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

that lovely lady is not "fat" - she is pleasantly rounded. You can't count her ribs, and her hipbones don't protrude.
Bingo.

For Marilyn Monroe one could substitute in Liz Taylor circa Butterfield 8, before she went all Brando.
by solicitr
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

Although I would question whether being overweight has ever been considered particularly attractive
One word: Rubenesque.

And one picture:

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by solicitr
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

and the most desirable women in those place are the ones with a bit of meat on the bones, it means they have some money. Absolutely. The change in the West in the 'ideal' female type has shifted dramatically over the last century or so for precisely that reason: plump and pale was admired, because ...
by solicitr
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

However, Nin, you're talking about BMI of 20-21, which is smack-dab in the middle of normal. Fashion models run as low as 17 or below, which is clinically underweight, in fact an indicator for anorexia. While most men, I agree, have no use for overhanging bellies and double chins, xylophone ribs and...
by solicitr
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

It's interesting that it's the women who are all praising skinny.
by solicitr
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

We're not talking about shapely here, but anorexic chic. The Venus de Milo wouldn't have a prayer as a runway model today.
by solicitr
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

"silly and harmful."

I agree. A body type that can only be maintained by effective malnutrition is not something to be held up as an ideal.
by solicitr
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

Guys? Is it really so gorgeous to rock protruding collarbones and shoulder joints? NO. (In fact, somewhat painful). The Andersonville look, I believe, is a product of the fashion industry, because designers find their dresses look better when hung on walking coatracks. But then, most of the men in ...
by solicitr
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: OK, he's got a point
Replies: 10
Views: 7262

So why the heck does he take a pit stop mere minutes from the Mine's exit to read some dead dwarf's diary? Is there some secret he learns from the book? Valuable background information? No, he learns that bad guys have invaded and killed everybody. Keep in mind this is a book he found among hundred...
by solicitr
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: OK, he's got a point
Replies: 10
Views: 7262

OK, he's got a point

The first several minutes of Fellowship of the Rings recount Sauron's salad days of Middle Earth conquest, and boy oh boy, was he one power-drunk cat. He had the power of the cosmos on his trigger finger, a magic mace that could feather-dust entire armies to smithereens, and a fancy helmet that cou...
by solicitr
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

Then there's this lovely coat (I'm a sucker for the Carnaby Street look)

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I actually do have a paisley silk waistcoat which I wear when I think I can get away with it
by solicitr
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

Done. This, however, may be a tad over the top on the bling: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/AugustvonMackensen.jpg/448px-AugustvonMackensen.jpg I dunno about the well-polished cuiriass- it's a real fashon statement, if unsuitable for certain dances: http://i89.photobucket.c...
by solicitr
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

You mean like this?

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Or this?

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by solicitr
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

I was on a sailboat all week last week and completely forgot the Academy Awards were even happening.
You definitely had a better time.
by solicitr
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Oscar Night- Keeping it real
Replies: 91
Views: 43942

Honestly, this was one of those years when one wishes the Best Picture Oscar just wasn't awarded. I don't actually think that "Best" is a precise synonym of "least mediocre." (Note: I haven't seen all ten, but if one of the also-rans was markedly better than the contenders I have...