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As much as I would like N&A's wing to restored to how they had it, I feel that even if they restored it to the original plans, it is still 150% better than doing nothing with it.

The Tudors / Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« on: October 28, 2006, 06:09:13 PM »
I think I'm one of the few on this board who really likes "The Other Boleyn Girl". Granted, when I read it I knew next to nothing about the Tudors except for Henry had a gazillion wives, some of whom he had executed. But even then I knew that since it was a fictional book, many of the facts were bound to be wrong. In the end, it got me insterested in learning more about the Tudor period. And I am looking forward to the movie, even if most movies based off books are horrendous. They certainly have an all-star cast though... Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Eric Bana, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rue McClanahan.

The Stuarts of Scotland / Re: Scarlet Johansson to play Mary, Queen of Scots
« on: September 29, 2006, 05:06:49 PM »
Somebody remind me, who is playing the part of Henry?
Eric Bana

Having Fun! / Re: colored pictures XIV
« on: September 28, 2006, 01:27:39 AM »
In honor of the reburial of the Dowager Empress.

Princess Dagmar

Having Fun! / Re: Colored photograhs XIII (second)
« on: September 06, 2006, 10:00:13 PM »
I've been wanting to do this one for a while and I finally got around to it.
Olga & Maria on the Standart

Having Fun! / Re: Colored photograhs XIII (second)
« on: September 05, 2006, 11:08:27 PM »
A little rusty, but here ya go....
OTM by train

Does it appear very large? I resized it, but the link I followed still has the big version.

I've seen people not necessarily spam to up their post counts, but they do have their tricks... like posting a picture in one post and then the caption in another.

Anyway, I was kind of shocked to find myself a newbie again also. But I figured it had something to do with the changeover. And when I think about it, it's really not that important. I know who the regulars are (or used to be anyway - haven't been on here for a while).

The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« on: June 09, 2006, 03:37:11 PM »
The hair does give that impression. However, I think it's more likely to be two of the Wales princesses, or Alexandra with one of her daughters. Just wish it was a little bigger so we could see better!

Having Fun! / Re: Color Photos XIII
« on: March 02, 2006, 02:23:54 AM »
Wow, the first colored picture from me in a looooong time! Anyway, here's Maria and she is a little "off" but I was working mainly on getting her arm under the layer of sheer fabric just the right color.


Forum Announcements / Re: Torino Olimpic
« on: February 25, 2006, 02:52:14 AM »
I thought Arakawa was good but boring. It just looked to me (no skating expert grant you) that she was checking off the elements--it was elegant but I sensed no passion, you could see her brain working too much. It wasn't a gold medal performance to me, except that the other two fell so there you have it. I was happy for her nonetheless in the sense that Japan had no medals this Olympics and the first night of skating, it was remarked how the pressure was really on the Japanese female skaters. And the other skater (I can't remember her name) came in 4th. I think Japan definitely staked a claim last night.

Fumie Suguri. I love her. She will probably retire soon, but the younger ladies in Japan are something to watch out for... Yukari Nakano, Yukina Ota, Yoshie Onda, Mao Asada (esp. her). Along with Yu-Na Kim of Korea, the next Olympics will be exciting with all the Asian talent.

But yeah, that's one of the things you'll notice about the new scoring system (CoP)... skaters just checking off elements and not really skating with passion. There are still a few skaters who can manage that, like Sasha, but most now are just skating to background music (see Plushenko's & Slutskaya's performances as good examples). Such a shame. Hopefully when skaters get more used to CoP, they'll bring back the artistry.

Forum Announcements / Re: Torino Olimpic
« on: February 21, 2006, 06:54:23 PM »
Ah..... Lanie, I'm glad that the content of your spoiler wasn't too detailed. I'm really bad about spoiling competitions and I physically made myself too busy to get the results when they were actually happening for the ladies. Being spoiled for the other competitions was such a letdown, so I wanted to really be suprised at the ladies. But I'm glad Sasha skated well.

As for Johnny... you either love him or hate him. I love him. I like the fact that he doesn't care what other people think about him and that he's such a beautiful skater. I did want to smack him on the head during his LP though because it's the Olympics... you don't skip a jumping pass just because you're tired. You go for broke. Even if he'd fallen, he still would have gotten points for it. But since he left it out completely, he missed all those points. And his wearing the CCCP jacket IMO, isn't a big deal at all. It's just a jacket from an non-existing country, and it's a big trend in Europe right now. However, if he'd worn his Russian team jacket (which he does have), that would be a huge deal. I'm glad he hasn't done that.

But I am happy for the US men because all 3 were in the top 7 and that in itself is a rare feat. Though IMO, Savoie should have been 5th.

Having Fun! / Re: Different poses from same portrait session
« on: February 01, 2006, 05:45:13 PM »

thanks i'm so buying that book! i adore reading their diary... but i do think that is a vidal space of pivacy. do you think OTMA would want that? but to bad.

Yes, it kind of is an invasion of privacy, but look at it this way... if we did not have access to their diaries, we would not know very much about them and would likely regard them as stuck-up princesses. Much of what we learn of people/cultures in the past is through their diaries and other writings. If we didn't have that, all we would know of life is what we experience ourselves and from what our family experiences.

Having Fun! / Re: Your Royal wedding?
« on: January 19, 2006, 03:31:11 AM »
Ok, I'll give this a whirl...

Which prince? I'll take Prince William
Where? Probably will have to be Westminster Abbey
When? After he asks me!
What wedding dress will you wear? Something like this, but in white
What are your colors? Purple and light green. For the purple, it would be the third one in on the left. For the green, it would be the second one in on the right.
What are the rings, wedding and engagement, like? Just a simple oval solitaire set in platinum
What tiara will you wear? Hanover Fringe. Only because QE wouldn't let me borrow the Oriental Circlet because it has rubies in it.
How is the church decorated? with lots of ladies in hats!
What music will be played at the ceremony? classical organ music. Air by Bach will def. be on the list.
What will your cake look like? Probably some grand affair. But I would like it to be this
What song will you dance to for the first time as a couple? Whatever we decide our song will be

The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II - Pictures
« on: January 12, 2006, 01:52:36 AM »
Thanks for the great pictures! If it's one thing I just realized I'm glad of, it's that I'm glad she didn't inherit Cookie's teeth genes. She has such a lovely smile. And although I know very well Elizabeth's ancestry, it still gives me kind of a shock when I see George V's miniature on her orders. It seems like such a long time ago when he reigned, but really, it wasn't.

The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II - Pictures
« on: January 11, 2006, 02:33:32 AM »
Sadly we no-longer see the queen in ball-gowns. Does anyone else agree with me in that they suit her alot more then the dresses she wears for such occasions these days. For instance the dress she wore for the Malta state visit, thank heavens for the Jewels to draw attention away from it.

Yes, ballgowns suited her most IMO, but I'll concede that she is no longer at an age to be wearing them, and she realizes this, too. What she wears now (as formal dress) is age-appropriate and simple in color and style. And since she owns maybe some of the finest jewels in the world, simple is what works best to set them off the most.

The pic I LOVE is her coming out of the State Opening of Parliament wearing a cream dress and fur-lined robe... she looks like a million bucks and she knows it. She certainly looks like a queen should.

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