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Re: Dracula

#61  Postby Hermit » Jan 04, 2020 9:47 am

aufbahrung wrote:Not a bad Dracula though, but generic and mundane and so predictable. Almost but not quite there. You can't beat authenticity.

An authentic Dracula? Now, there's a novel idea.
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Re: Dracula

#62  Postby Fallible » Jan 04, 2020 10:32 am

Thomas Eshuis wrote:
Fallible wrote:Perhaps they should have used an actual vampire.

No, the actual Vlad Tepes. I saw his coffin in the caves of Budapest I did.

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In all seriousness though, the cave system under castle Buda is pretty neat.


Cool! And I take it the mist is the authentic fog he brings down himself?
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Re: Dracula

#63  Postby BlackBart » Jan 04, 2020 10:34 am

Seeing as this particular iteration of Dracula was absorbing his British victims knowledge and mannerisms - you are what you eat - if youd bothered to follow the plot I'm not sure what the actor being a Slav would bring to the party.
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Re: Dracula

#64  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jan 04, 2020 11:04 am

Fallible wrote:
Cool! And I take it the mist is the authentic fog he brings down himself?

Yup and you can hear him whisper and laugh maniacally too.
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Re: Dracula

#65  Postby aufbahrung » Jan 04, 2020 11:16 am

Imagine anyone with body dismorphia or seriously disfigured through burns who watched got themselves a dose of PTSD. Let alone any who'd just been to a cremation of some relative. Seems Moffat cares about shocking his audience rather than the outliers in his audience who might be more traumatised than shocked - didn't cross a actual line but crossed a spirit of a line...class it as breaching the wall of good taste, in places.
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Re: Dracula

#66  Postby aban57 » Jan 04, 2020 12:01 pm

https://newsthump.com/2020/01/04/new-power-station-to-be-powered-by-bram-stoker-spinning-in-his-grave/?fbclid=IwAR3Nq_PfepmN_Au1qYy8oVNyuN82u_OAXUugaaq2LH1pjg1kJNXu8D4cg2I

Britain is expected to achieve its zero-carbon targets almost thirty years early after Bram Stoker was discovered to be spinning in his grave at over 72,000 rpm overnight.

Seismologists had noticed a faint hum from Stoker’s last resting place on Thursday evening, which rose to a staggering speed at about 9:15 yesterday evening and shows no sign of abating.

”We quickly plugged him into a turbine and now he’s powering Wales and most of the South West on his tod,” explained power engineer Simon Williams.

”It’s a mystery what might have caused this to happen. Stoker has occasionally shifted in his eternal sleep – there was what’s known as the ‘Keanu disturbance’ in 1992, for example, but this is unprecedented.
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Re: Dracula

#67  Postby BlackBart » Jan 04, 2020 12:29 pm

aufbahrung wrote:Imagine anyone with body dismorphia or seriously disfigured through burns who watched got themselves a dose of PTSD. Let alone any who'd just been to a cremation of some relative. Seems Moffat cares about shocking his audience rather than the outliers in his audience who might be more traumatised than shocked - didn't cross a actual line but crossed a spirit of a line...class it as breaching the wall of good taste, in places.

Its horror Einstein.
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Re: Dracula

#68  Postby Fallible » Jan 04, 2020 1:23 pm

:rofl:
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Re: Dracula

#69  Postby aufbahrung » Jan 04, 2020 3:03 pm

BlackBart wrote:
aufbahrung wrote:Imagine anyone with body dismorphia or seriously disfigured through burns who watched got themselves a dose of PTSD. Let alone any who'd just been to a cremation of some relative. Seems Moffat cares about shocking his audience rather than the outliers in his audience who might be more traumatised than shocked - didn't cross a actual line but crossed a spirit of a line...class it as breaching the wall of good taste, in places.

Its horror Einstein.


No it was establishment propoganda. The woman in the cremation basket was meant to represent the lower cognitive capacity of black people generally. She was a dupe. She resembled a younger Diane Abbot. From this one point much can be gleaned with regards the shows intent. Designed for a Labour win to rally the troops of establishment. That Labour never won the election is beside the point.
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Re: Dracula

#70  Postby Fallible » Jan 04, 2020 3:06 pm

:rofl:
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Re: Dracula

#71  Postby aban57 » Jan 04, 2020 3:18 pm

Fallible wrote::rofl:


Fallible wrote::rofl:


I don't know why, but I have the strong feeling that these are 2 very different laughs.
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Re: Dracula

#72  Postby Fallible » Jan 04, 2020 3:47 pm

Tu est très perspicace, ma amie.
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Re: Dracula

#73  Postby aban57 » Jan 04, 2020 6:28 pm

Fallible wrote:Tu est très perspicace, ma amie.


Well I also successfully guessed that this was a jamest's quote :
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Calling people cuntz is not a personal attack?

Does just changing one letter make any normally abusive word ok with respect to the FUA?

So if I call someone a kunt, it's perfectly permissible within the rules here?


http://www.rationalskepticism.org/post2 ... z#p2726098

You cuntz should be praising the seven seas that there's still someone smart and courageous enough here to stand up to your collective shit.


But I don't think I deserve credit for both. They were quite easy guesses :)
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#74  Postby Fallible » Jan 04, 2020 6:29 pm

Take everything you’re entitled to, I say.
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#75  Postby Svartalf » Jan 04, 2020 7:34 pm

Hermit wrote:
aufbahrung wrote:Not a bad Dracula though, but generic and mundane and so predictable. Almost but not quite there. You can't beat authenticity.

An authentic Dracula? Now, there's a novel idea.

define 'authentic' as pertains to Dracula? no movie or series ever made on the subject was ever faithful in the least to the Stoker original... and Stoker just pieced his vampire from a variety of sources and grafted the name of a medieval ruler known for hideous cruelty on it, nothing authentic there either.
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Re: Dracula

#76  Postby Fallible » Jan 04, 2020 7:38 pm

Whoosh!
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#77  Postby Hermit » Jan 04, 2020 8:00 pm

Svartalf wrote:
Hermit wrote:
aufbahrung wrote:Not a bad Dracula though, but generic and mundane and so predictable. Almost but not quite there. You can't beat authenticity.

An authentic Dracula? Now, there's a novel idea.

define 'authentic' as pertains to Dracula? no movie or series ever made on the subject was ever faithful in the least to the Stoker original... and Stoker just pieced his vampire from a variety of sources and grafted the name of a medieval ruler known for hideous cruelty on it, nothing authentic there either.

Um, yeah, thanks for the lecture. Looks like you have not noticed the double meaning in "novel". It turns my remark into a pun, and a somewhat sarcastic joke. Nobody else except for Fallible seems to have noticed either. There I was, stoked with the brilliance of my wordplay, but now I feel like someone has driven a stake through my heart. It's a cruel world. My fragile ego cannot cope with it.
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Re: Dracula

#78  Postby Svartalf » Jan 04, 2020 8:09 pm

Actually, I did notice, which is why I added the bit about Stoker's Dracula not being authentic either, ... note that the lack of authenticity does not make it bad, when you compare that to stuff like Polidori's Vampyre, or what Byron produced on the subject or Rymer's Varney the Vampire, Stoker's Dracula shines out as the masterwork it is, the last great Gothic novel.

Just don't bother attributing to it virtues it doesn't have, or need.
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Re: Dracula

#79  Postby Fallible » Jan 04, 2020 8:10 pm

Well, I bet you never thought that joke would lead to this situation when you wrote it, Hermit. :lol:
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Re: Dracula

#80  Postby Hermit » Jan 04, 2020 8:32 pm

Fallible wrote:Well, I bet you never thought that joke would lead to this situation when you wrote it, Hermit. :lol:

You mean I should read all of Svarty's reply? After the first four words I sighed, "yeah, for sure" and lost interest in reading the rest.
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