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by Michael S Collins
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: The Fitba #3 - The Caledonian Cup Final
Replies: 2
Views: 5017

Re: The Fitba #3 - The Caledonian Cup Final

This is hilarious stuff.

(For across the Atlantic translations, its akin to Fort McMurray in Canada having an NFL game and claiming it is the biggest game on the planet and makes all the superbowl teams jealous...)
by Michael S Collins
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: List Off by Jon Arnold
Replies: 3
Views: 5515

Re: List Off by Jon Arnold

Thoughts 1. Good article, Jon. 2. I agree with the general idea... 3. However... 4. My mind tends to run in lists as you might have guessed. 5. There is a tendency for folk to 6. Just make a random list like this 7. When prose would have sufficed 8. And call it a day. 9. Luckily, I would never stoop...
by Michael S Collins
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: It's Just A Book by Emily Thorburn
Replies: 5
Views: 4906

Re: It's Just A Book by Emily Thorburn

Strangely enough, I equally get annoyed with the "its just books/writing" bit.
by Michael S Collins
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random events of the day
Replies: 1262
Views: 154719

Re: Random events of the day

I haven't been to a hairdressers in...10 years or so. Mandy recently chopped off most of my hair, so that'll do it for another half decade...
by Michael S Collins
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: The Origins of Halloween by Amy Van De Casteele
Replies: 13
Views: 8522

Re: The Origins of Halloween by Amy Van De Casteele

I used to be scared of that time of year in case the Cutty Black Sow made an appearance. Luckily, I have yet to die on All Souls to test this demon out. Hehehe.
by Michael S Collins
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Gamer on a Budget Review - To The Moon by William LJ Galaini
Replies: 9
Views: 6151

Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - To The Moon by William LJ Galaini

These articles continue to be a joy, William. Keep up the good work!
by Michael S Collins
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: The Fitba - Open Season by Nathan Frederick Garden
Replies: 3
Views: 4043

Re: The Fitba - Open Season by Nathan Frederick Garden

I really enjoyed this one, though I half suspect most of the gratuitously daft reasons for postponing matches will become reality somewhere within our lifetimes!
by Michael S Collins
Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: A Light in Dark Places by Amy Van De Casteele
Replies: 18
Views: 10488

Re: A Light in Dark Places by Amy Van De Casteele

I've never read Moby Dick as I find Melville's shorter stuff quite dirge like. And I don't mind "paid by the word" either - many of Dickens pieces seem akin to that and his stuff is great.

I did try reading Tolkien, but got done in by the seemingly 1000 pages on Tom Bombadil.
by Michael S Collins
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Camera Obscura - Criminal Glue by Jez Strickley
Replies: 9
Views: 3136

Re: Camera Obscura - Criminal Glue by Jez Strickley

Ballard is dead and was a bit of a nihilist, and a chap who by all accounts from people who met him was a bit of a creep. This doesn't show up in his writing at all, honest. Err....

Nice article though, Jez!
by Michael S Collins
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Gamer on a Budget Review - Dear Esther by William LJ Galaini
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - Dear Esther by William LJ Gal

Continuing to enjoy this series - please keep up the good work!
by Michael S Collins
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who both Nu and Classic
Replies: 32
Views: 14040

Re: Doctor Who both Nu and Classic

I note with amusement, Joseph, that you have one of the Asst Editor's childhood heroes in lowly seventh place, and Mrs Asst Editor's favourite in bottom spot!
by Michael S Collins
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who both Nu and Classic
Replies: 32
Views: 14040

Re: Doctor Who both Nu and Classic

Also, I'll introduce myself as a slight Dr Who fan (done purely to annoy Joseph hehehe) with 2 lists. Preferred Doctors in order 1. Hartnell/Pertwee 3. Troughton 4. McCoy 5. Tom/Smith 7 Davison 8 Eccleston 9 Colin 10 Tennant 11 McGann Favourite Stories 1. The Moonbase 2. The Gunfighters 3. Enemy of ...
by Michael S Collins
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who both Nu and Classic
Replies: 32
Views: 14040

Re: Doctor Who both Nu and Classic

Marathon Session. Eccleston is less annoying than I thought and more toned down. People demanded I watch Blink though so THAT'S the only one I'm not watching in order. BTW in "Rose" why did Rose have to go downstairs to the basement if he was the CEO... unless CEO means something different in Engla...
by Michael S Collins
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Twilight Zone and other non-Trek sci-fi
Replies: 37
Views: 10101

Re: Twilight Zone and other non-Trek sci-fi

Twilight Zone is awesome. Rod Serling was one of the rare timeless insightful writers, and a lot of the messages he snuck into the show when no one was looking, because they assumed it was mere kids SF, are still important today. And some of the finest actors on American TV at the time, such as Burg...