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My name is Jacq, I'm a self-confessed nerd, bookwyrm and metal-chickie, I'm into art, books, film and random shit.. *forum addict* and addicted to blogging... one of my best mates online sent me a link to this place and i just couldn't resist LOL

My Forum ~ a hangout & haven for people who love to read and/or love to write

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I also have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.. here is my blog about living with it and sharing any research I come across..

and my online supportgroup for FM and CFS/ME at Care2

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Nang Nak review

Posted : 10 years, 7 months ago on 25 December 2007 07:38 (A review of Nang Nak)

I give it five stars and recommend it to anyone interested in a moving tale of love crossing the boundries.. but it is a ghost story, so you better be ready for disturbing images! Its based on a Thai legend, and is full of thai life and mythos... so cimatically beautiful.. Mak leaves for war, leaving behind his pregnant wife Nak. He gets injured in the war, and she goes through the labours of childbirth. when he returns he takes up house again, however, both Nak and their baby died in childbirth, and he is totally unaware that he is living with ghosts. his village tries to intervene, but he wont listen, and ghosts get bitchy when they dont get their way.. a monk tries to speak with Mak, and Mak eventually takes his advice. this is such a sad, moving, culturally beautiful movie... I really recommend it to you all!! A warning tho, it contains strong supernatural themes, so if you are delicate, you might perfer to stick with the chick flicks!

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Casshern (2004) review

Posted : 10 years, 7 months ago on 25 December 2007 07:30 (A review of Casshern (2004))

I was going to give this movie a mere 4 out of 5 rating until the last ten minutes of the film.. it was so beautful a conclusion that it made me cry LOL the tales is one of hate - and greed. And all that is wrong in our world.. the cinematoraphy was amazing - obvilously a lot of work put into this movie after it was filmed - filters and brushwork - bloody amazing.. you can tell it was originally based on the anime :) the whole movie just blew me away.. music is terrific too.. i recommend it to everyone!!

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The Princess Blade review

Posted : 10 years, 7 months ago on 25 December 2007 07:25 (A review of The Princess Blade)

This is one of the best films I have ever seen! and as I have watched uncountable films, that is saying something LOL Its a terrific Japanese film set in a not so distant distopia.. A story with a sad ending, and a touching message. She (Yumiko Shaku) is the last princess of the assassins tribe, and finds out her mother was killed by the man now leading the tribe. She must run to save her life and to re-evaluate her thoughts. He (Hideaki Ito) is a young man trying to cope with the present, while being dragged into the past. His family was brutally murdered, all except his sister, who was so traumatised she no longer speaks. He was influenced by a man speaking compassionately about a new world - and ends up part of a terrorist organisation. He is now dealing with his actions, and waking up to the fact that the man he idolised had ulterior motives.. The two come together and start to heal.. but you cant escape the past.... Its a beautiful movie, melancholic and understated - and silence says more than words... A must see!....

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Howl's Moving Castle review

Posted : 10 years, 7 months ago on 25 December 2007 07:20 (A review of Howl's Moving Castle)

Hayao Miyazaki is my favourite director - and responsible for some of my favourite Anime.. this movie is amazing!! And competes with Princess Mononoke as my favourite of his movies. Visually it is gorgeous, surreal, entrancing. Terrific plot that keeps you thinking. Magic and love to keep your romantic involvement and mystery to keep you engaged. I have to say, firstly, I am a snob, and I watch it in Japanese - I hate dubbed versions of anything, and i think the japanese is more beautiful and poetic. but for the peons out there, Howl is voiced by Christian Bale, and Sophie is voiced by Jean Simmons and Emily Mortimer, Calcifer the fire spirit is voiced by Billy Crystal etc. The basic plot is Sophie is a quiet studious girl, running the hat shop while her mother is off galavanting. Howl is an "evil magician" with a rep for running off with girls hearts. One day Sophie is walking home and is accosted by soldiers and saved by a mysterious (hot) guy. Next thing you know, she is cursed by the evil witch, and is stuck in the body of an old crone.. she realises she wont fit in her world, and walks into the waste. Picks up a stray (in a sense) and he helps her find somewhere to stay - which happens to be Howl's moving castle, which is powered by Calcifer, the fire spirit. She starts keeping house, in the all bachelor household, and works her own magic - that is her personaility.. anyway, definately worth watching~ for all ages...

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Perfect example of Aussie filmmaking!

Posted : 10 years, 7 months ago on 25 December 2007 06:57 (A review of One Perfect Day (2004))

This movie was amazing! so beautiful, so sad.. and everything i love about Australian cinema! I really recommend this one.. Tommy is chasing his dream - chasing music and its place in society and nature - its effects, its unseen possibilies... back home Alysse is waiting for him, as are his sister Em, and his mother.. tradgey strikes, and he comes home, but everything gets screwed up.. god this movie is so beautiful and so tradgic.. Set in the Melbourne rave seen, drugs, sex and, above all, music... Tommy is chasing music, it is how he ends up on the other side of the world, but when he comes back, he takes a step away from opera and starts experimenting with electronica and dance music.,, this movie is gorgeous, moving, full of beauitful sounds, heartbreak and seriously, the best aussie movie i have seen in a while..

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Songspinners by Sarah Ash

Posted : 11 years, 3 months ago on 9 April 2007 03:55 (A review of Songspinners)

Music has been forbidden to Orial - she misses out on musice lessons at school, and no instrument or song is heard in her home. But her mother was a renowned songstress praised across international borders - why is her fathers so adamant that she remains silent? The secret of her mother's early death hold the key to this mystery and when Orial becomes the amanuensis for a crippled composer, she finds that music is a tool for rebellion and the notes she transcribes are the battle hymn of a people. But more than this, she is changing.. her vision is becoming blurred, her eyes changing hues, and she is hearing music - music that is not heard by others, but their thoughts.. She helps Khassian the composer who has lost the use of his hands, to record his opera - the one he was crippled because of its existence..

this was a wonderfully refreshing book - completely original, and extremely interesting!

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Posted: 10 years ago at Jul 18 6:08
Posted: 10 years, 6 months ago at Dec 29 7:13
I figure because I'm here now I'll start early (just incase I don't make it online).

Happy Birthday! Hip hip hooray!
Posted: 10 years, 7 months ago at Dec 25 11:13
Jeez that's a lot of episodes to watch! Well at least I have something to do if I get bored :)

I do like low brow humour every now and then but I have to be in the mood. Jay & Silent Bob was on really late at night and I was a bit blah... I love crap like Jackass and there something else that made me laugh... can't remember... getting distracted.

As for Simon Pegg... I haven't seen all of Shawn of the Dead and haven't seen Hot Fuzz yet. Remember I can't go to the movies and can't always get to the video shop so sometimes I have to wait a long time... But when I watch enough of him I'll let you know.

Talk to you soon... Soon to be birthday girl :)
Hope you're having a good night
Posted: 10 years, 7 months ago at Dec 25 6:57
Hey Jacq :)

I've seen Clerks and liked that but I haven't seen number two, mallrats and I only vaguely remember Dogma. I like more subtle humour I guess... Satire and wit sort of stuff.
Have you watched the dvd yet?
Posted: 11 years, 2 months ago at May 21 9:50
hey howz u ^^ *runs away*
Posted: 11 years, 3 months ago at Apr 12 9:11
Yay! Congratulations! *does happy pj dance* Catching a train is fine... Just not when they are late because that is beyond annoyance! I used to get a train everywhere when I was well because I've never learnt how to drive (well I did when I was 14, but I was 14 lol). Actually when I was 18 and my ex went to gaol I would visit him once a week in silverwater (sometimes north parra) and I'd be catching trains and buses all day. I think the record is 12 different trains in one day and I had no idea where I was going half the time because the change overs would change all the bloody time.

If you ever need train info call 131 500 (I'm pretty sure it's that number) other then that train helper staff people are usually pretty cool. You'll be apples!

Wow that was some needless ramblage lol!
Posted: 11 years, 3 months ago at Apr 12 6:00
I was sitting here minding my own business (ok really I was playing on here lol) when a yahoo alert popped up saying I had mail and it said that you had voted for me. Oh man was I confused! lol. I had no idea what that meant!

It's alright now because I figured out what it was lol. Yay for brain fog. Gotta laugh hey?

And shanks for the votes. I love the butterfly wings and that other one there is a reversed version of it somewhere...
Posted: 11 years, 3 months ago at Apr 10 23:35
Much thanks for the comments you left me. Oh, I did spell Godsmack the correct way. It looks like somehow it got divided when I posted it. I dont know. By the way...Godsmack has so far been the best concert that I have ever seen. =) I will have to check out your friend that you mentioned. *hugs*
Posted: 11 years, 3 months ago at Apr 9 0:18
I just read your about me section *blushes* oh you!
Posted: 11 years, 3 months ago at Apr 9 0:16
Of course you can link to it! I don't use any particular phrasing except for explaining what it is "A forum for sufferers of ME/CFS and FM" That's about it. I'll only use more descriptive info on certain places like the webring that it's on and the pb support forum. If you want the banner I did for the myspace one let me know or you can just do whatever, I just woke up and everything is fine by me! lol

Oh I just had a thought. I've got banners on my myspace and vf right, well maybe I could add yours. I already added a link to my yahoo (only friends can see it though) and was going to add it to my vf because you can never advertise in too many places and there are book worms everywhere!

I'm rambling.... Short answer - yes lol!
btw your page is looking good too
Posted: 11 years, 3 months ago at Apr 8 10:57
You bollywood nut you ;)

Enjoy your dinner and have a good one! Don't get too pissed :p lol
Posted: 11 years, 3 months ago at Apr 8 10:24
Ewww wine :p

Was she the beautiful lass on Don't Say A Word? Have you seen that one? They had a bollywood month on SBS and I got to watch some of them. I love them just because of how they dance! I'm going to get some weekly dvds tomorrow, do you have any bollywood ones you'd recommend?

Yeah it is addictive hey? There's actually a few things they don't have I've noticed as I've gone to add things to lists but I tell myself I'll wait till I've had a rest til I update it for em and by the time that happens I've forgotten! lol
Posted: 11 years, 3 months ago at Apr 8 9:51
That sucks. Man some people have no life. Boo sleazy people...

There's nothing on telly *pouts*

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