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So I like food. So what? You already knew this. Move on.
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At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

It's the book the movie was based on. I really wanted to see the move, but couldn't get past my dislike of movies with George Clooney and/or Matt Damon.
A note about the movie: Among those leaked e-mails from Sony studios was one from Clooney (who directed as well as acted) apologizing for the movie not doing very well. My brother saw it on one of those "entertainment news" shows where they tried to make it seem like it was a bad thing, but my brother said: "If anything, it makes him seem like an even nicer guy than you hear about. that whole "gentleman George" thing,"

The book was interesting, if long & is one of those forgotten stories of World War 2 that more people should know about it. To that end, they have an official site about the real men (& women) behind the story. And there's a monuments men foundation to help preserve art that is in danger from armed conflicts today. they are also looking for info on missing cultural objects from WW2 & other wars.

I've read several books about little known or forgotten people & stories of WW2 & am convinced that if a movie studio just did movies about them, they could put out movies for at least a decade.

The Friday Five: Emotions

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:46 am
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 This week's Friday Five comes to us from LJ user juke128, the letter F, and the Roman numeral V.
 
1. What's the happiest thing to ever happen to you?
2. What's the saddest thing to ever happen to you?
3. What's the thing that got you the most angry in your life?
4. What's the most frightening thing to ever happen to you?
5. What's the most unbelievable thing to happen to you in your life?
 
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canon is batman beyond comics

Sep. 21st, 2017 09:34 pm
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[ aka mun is rereading old comics and talk about the biggest wasted oppourtinity ever eff you dc! ]

Just... how bored are you?
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I don't see the problem with being alone with Chara. I'm sure we'll make friends, eventually.

[You're filled with too much Determination to give up on anyone, even Chara.]
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I would not fret too much over the notice of rejection that crossed your message box this afternoon. You are nothing if not prolific, and I applaud that. And do not fret that you lack the time to engage in these "games". Places such as this and those things you call "memes" seem the pace you need in order to keep your brain and fancy limber in between new tales. Though given the prolific nature of that brain and fancy, it amazes me that you have a moment even to think of us who 'lurk' in the 'creative centers of [your] brain'.

And what is this about a tale of my youth and the young lady you assigned as my 'sweetheart'? Are there not other tales you could write that do not involve something so personal? You have said there are enough lacunae in my work (or rather, the work of history's version of me) to keep you busy for a lifetime. What of exploring those notions?
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Out with the old, in with the new, hm? Tch. Typical.

Throw me a bone once in a while, then we'll talk.

[What exactly do you think this is, Adachi??]

re-voice-testing

Sep. 18th, 2017 06:33 pm
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Hello! It's been a very long time... are you finally going to find me some friends? I have the tea all ready, and I'm sure Tarin would love it if I talked to someone else for a while. He's very patient, but he's heard so many of my stories already. And, poor dear, he just doesn't really understand very much about magic these days, if he ever did.

Oh! but please don't let Tarin out for now. People always get so very strange about him. I think it's because of- you know. [She lowers her voice] His condition.

[Is that... a quiet groan, from somewhere in the background? Maybe. She looks around a little guiltily, before bringing her attention back.]

But I really shouldn't keep you, I suppose. It's just been so long since I had the chance to chat. I miss it.

The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 2

Sep. 18th, 2017 07:37 am
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The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 2 by Christian Gossett

The continuing story -- to the end of the published issues. Spoilers ahead for the earlier volume.

Read more... )

the return

Sep. 17th, 2017 09:35 pm
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[personal profile] dudemagnet posting in [community profile] dear_mun
I tried to warn you and here we are again. Please try not to throw me away like yesterday's trash again, okay? It really sucks...

[Confused? Confused.]

Sep. 17th, 2017 11:06 pm
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[personal profile] luckandpluck posting in [community profile] dear_mun
 ... what are you even doing.

Nobody really goes 'round these parts anymore. Everything's out of date. Even my stuff in this place's out of date!

You don't even go here anymore what are you doing--

The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 1

Sep. 17th, 2017 12:12 am
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The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Christian Gossett

An alternative, magitech-based USSR and a disastrous battle. . .

Read more... )
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Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer, fabulously rich, burying dozens of treasure chests up and down the eastern seaboard. But it turns out that most everyone, even many respected scholars, have the story all wrong. Captain William Kidd was no career cut-throat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates. His three-year odyssey aboard the aptly named Adventure galley pitted him against arrogant Royal Navy commanders, jealous East India Company captains, storms, starvation, angry natives, and, above all, flesh-and-blood pirates.

A really interesting book about the pirate turned pirate hunter who wasn't as ruthless or had as much treasure as people thought.

After his time as a pirate in the Caribbean he settled in New York City, married a wealthy widow & became respectable. Through a chance meeting he is commissioned by William III of England to capture pirates in the Indian Ocean. Run-ins with the English Navy, his crew not being paid because they can't find any pirates & crossing paths with his old shipmate (& mutineer against Kidd) Robert Culliford lead to his eventual downfall.

(no subject)

Sep. 16th, 2017 12:11 am
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Don't even think about it.

[Wash remains cryptic as ever.]

(no subject)

Sep. 15th, 2017 05:58 pm
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[personal profile] clink_clink posting in [community profile] dear_mun
Dear Mun,

What you are attempting to do is reprehensible! To use me as bait to try and lure in a Beatrix like I'm some sort of meat slab or common trollop!

I have half a mind to report you--[Listens to his mun telling him something.]

Your favorite pairing? Us? Why, if you think you can just butter me up--[Listens some more.]

Why yes, it would be nice to see her. I've missed her terribly. The way the light of the moon gleams across her fine blade, her bosom heaving--

[Steiner's eyes widen and he stomps up and down a couple of times. Clink clink goes the armor.] Y-You made me say all of that!? You cad! You charlatan!
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1. If you had a year off (with pay, to make it interesting), what would you do with it?
2. What are two things you would do to improve the country if you were in complete charge?
3. What three TV shows do you like watching?
4. What are your four favorite ethnic dishes?
5. What are five words you love to use?


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I care not where your destination will take me, mundane, but do know that if I see wickedness I will not abide by it. Nay I, Chifusa Manyuu, will not rest until the wicked of this world have suffered due penance for their twisted hearts.

[ Grooooowl. ]

...B-But, if you wouldn't mind, maybe putting me somewhere I can get a decent bite to eat? It's been so long...

Pop culture, feminism, etc.

Sep. 14th, 2017 08:22 pm
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NAME: Eve
AGE: 25
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Pop music, pop culture, trans-inclusive feminism, LGBTQIA issues, social justice, comedy
LOOKING FOR: People from ONTD, or other people interested in discussing pop culture, politics/feminism or our daily lives! (And of course the intersections of it all!) LGBTQIA-friendly people only!!
ANYTHING ELSE?: I'm trying to start up a pop culture/current events community, 
[community profile] howdareuCurrently looking for members/mods to help grow the community, so message me if you're interested! For those who care, my faves include Britney, Madonna, Kylie, Carly Rae Jepsen and Tove Lo. Fave shows include 30 Rock, Sex and the City, Will & Grace (SO excited for the revival!), Drop Dead Diva, and Parks and Rec.

Spoilers for latest Suits episode.

Sep. 13th, 2017 09:46 pm
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Well, yeah that happened.

[Something actually stunned him quiet. Wow.]

voicetesting (and crossposting)

Sep. 13th, 2017 09:34 pm
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According to you, I'm cold and uncaring, but Light is "cute and wholesome". It makes me glad that you see things in such an objective manner.

Oh? You meant in regards to our personalities in the original source material?

...that's not supposed to make me feel better, I assume, because otherwise you'd be doing a terrible job at cheering me up. Which I don't need, by the way; unlike you, I'm fully aware that being "nice" and being a good person aren't necessarily the same.

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