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North and South / Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Last post by Luce on February 19, 2019, 11:37:52 AM »
 :fav353: You have been busy!
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North and South / Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Last post by genie on February 19, 2019, 10:37:17 AM »
With Fred home from the Navy, as an officer, he decided to buy a small buggy and horse for the family.  There had been an old shed out back that he was firming up for a small stable. It needed new roofing, to begin with.


Margaret was on the back porch watching her brother sweat. She had the oddest sensation when he pulled off his wet shirt. His trousers were riding a bit low, especially when he bent over to grab nails from the bucket. Although seeing more of her brother than that since they were young, it set the image of a man's body adrift as she looked at her brother right now. She wished Bessie was here. Margaret wondered why that form was so stunning at that moment. His glistening, tanned and contoured body wasn’t allowing her to lower her eyes as she should, or should she? He was her brother. She was just admiring her brother and the male physique. Fred lifted the bucket of nails to carry up the ladder and the muscles popped in his arms and his veins shown through. Margaret felt she needed to knock herself on the head to keep these thoughts at bay. Suddenly she felt a nudge on her back and a low whisper,

 “Oh, my god.”

She turned quickly to see Bessie staring at her brother. Margaret yanked her down to sit and shushed her.
In whispers, their conversation commenced.

“Margaret, you shouldn’t be looking at your brother that way,” Bessie gasped.

“How am I looking at him. I’ve seen him many times this way, only something seems different this time.”

“Yes, I know the feeling.”

“How do you feel watching him up there with no shirt.”

I feel heat . . . near my thighs. Bessie thought to herself.
“How do I feel? I can’t explain it. He’s terribly masculine looking. I should turn my head. The sight gives me a warm feeling.”

“What?”

“You heard me, Bessie whispered a little too forcefully.

“Sis, I heard her. I don’t know why you didn’t.” Fred looked over at them, smiling.

Margaret started giggling as Bessie ran into the house and she followed. Bessie was so red, Margaret thought she had sun stroke.

“Margaret, I must leave. I am too humiliated. Let’s keep this to ourselves. Oh, my god,” Bessie ran to her driver.


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North and South / Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Last post by genie on February 19, 2019, 10:30:48 AM »
It's the yearly "Master's Ball".  Adam Bell, being in league with Fred to introduce Margaret to eligible men invites Margaret to ball as his (plus one).


The main course was finally delivered to each patron. As it was set before Margaret, she began to inspect her plate. People were starting to slice their meat while Margaret slowly rotated her plate to see all the sides of this piece of work. It made her wonder if people ate horses up in the north. She looked to Adam for answers.

He leaned again into her ear. “It’s a delicacy Margaret, they’re bull testicles sent fresh from America.” Adam started laughing so loud at Margaret’s expression, he was afraid he would have to explain himself to the table.

Hearing Adam’s uproarious laugh, all eyes fell his way. Fred noticed that his sister was beginning to heave. He rushed to her side, picked her up in his arms and hurried her to the ladies.

She vomited. She had broken into a sweat, and her face was flushed.

“Fred,” Margaret shouted through the door.

“Yes, sis?”

“No one is in here but me. Can you come in? Pretend I screamed.”

Fred opened the door and found Margaret on the floor, all red-faced and drooling still. The attendant came in and although surprised to see a man in the room noticed the lady was in distress.

“Excuse me, ma’am. This is my sister and she called for help.”



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North and South / Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Last post by genie on February 19, 2019, 10:02:00 AM »
Well, let me give you a couple of quotes.  Fred returns from sea and finds his sister had never stepped out with a man. He takes it upon himself to teach her the ways of men.  LOL
This is where it has come to his attention.

Fred:   “Margaret, what were you doing back there just now?”

Margaret:  “What do you mean?”

Fred:   “You were seducing the man right in front of me. Where did you learn that? You’ve come a long way, sis.”

Margaret:   “Fred, I did no such thing. I wouldn’t know how to and wouldn’t if I did.”

Fred:   Fred slid closer to her. His face almost touching hers. "You were seducing that man! He couldn’t take his eyes from you. And that line about him being hard to refuse. You’re becoming a tease.”

Margaret:   “I was not doing that.”

Fred:  “You were!”

Margaret:   “Now, stop it, Fred. Fun is fun, but enough of this.”

Fred:   Fred crashed back to his side of the coach, feigning a heart attack, throwing his hand over his chest. “If I wasn’t your brother, I would have swept you off your feet.”



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North and South / Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Last post by Luce on February 19, 2019, 04:33:23 AM »

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Explain 'interesting'? LOL Sex involved?
Lord, I need Hermy to expell all these inappropriate thoughts from my wicked mind!

Luce, know this.  Nothing is inappropriate in thought where RA is!

No sex yet, but more discovery of feelings.  LOL   :362

I so want to have the time to just sit and read this.

My English classes ask a lot of my time, and so does Hermy. I cook, iron and clean up after him. LOL
The grandkiddies, too, they take up a lot of my time.

Good tidings, too. I finally manage to do some regular writing every day.
Currently working on 'The Reluctant Heartthrob', a contemporary love story based on RA's carreer. Hard work, though!
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North and South / Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Last post by genie on February 18, 2019, 07:29:48 PM »

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Explain 'interesting'? LOL Sex involved?
Lord, I need Hermy to expell all these inappropriate thoughts from my wicked mind!

Luce, know this.  Nothing is inappropriate in thought where RA is!

No sex yet, but more discovery of feelings.  LOL   :362

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North and South / Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Last post by Luce on February 17, 2019, 04:03:08 AM »
Don't rush.  It starts getting interesting this coming week.   :fav275:

Explain 'interesting'? LOL Sex involved?
Lord, I need Hermy to expell all these inappropriate thoughts from my wicked mind!
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North and South / Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Last post by genie on February 16, 2019, 10:32:11 AM »
Don't rush.  It starts getting interesting this coming week.   :fav275:
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Piffle, Whimsy and Games / Re: Couple of funnies
« Last post by Luce on February 16, 2019, 10:29:23 AM »
 :fav001:
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North and South / Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Last post by Luce on February 16, 2019, 10:28:46 AM »
Best years of my life, Genie, dear!

Is anyone reading my Brotherly Love on Tuesday, here on the front page?

No, I'm NOT, and truly ashamed of it!

I will do so immediately and let you know how I feel. Sorry. It's been a couple of very busy days and I scarcely have time to post my own story.
Six grandkiddies will do that to you!
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  • post Should we be surprised by John Wayne's racist and homophobic views? | Caspar Salmon - 20 February
  • The online commentary about a Playboy interview unearthed from 1971 shows a lack of education about the western actor, his times and even American historyDusting itself off after the excitement of Liam Neeson?s racist meltdown, the film world has settled on its next talking point, an old interview of John Wayne, recently dug up, in which the actor is revealed to have been racist and homophobic. ˇEscándalo!In the interview with Playboy magazine from 1971, the actor born Marion Morrison states, among other things ?I believe in white supremacy? and calls Midnight Cowboy ?a story about two fags?. Shocking stuff from an actor famous for his contribution to the notoriously liberal cowboys and indians genre, who supported Richard Nixon, and directed The Green Berets in support of the US Army during the Vietnam war. Who would have thought? While these views appear shocking now, they aren?t a particular point of astonishment to anybody who knows anything about Wayne, or cinema, or history. Continue reading...
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  • The actor?s real-life revelation intensifies the discomfort of this violent drama about a snowplough driver hunting his son?s murdererEven without Liam Neeson?s bizarre promotional ?rape revenge? anecdote, this violent movie would leave a weird taste in the mouth, lumbered as it is with odd sub-Coen, sub-Tarantino stylings.As all the world knows, Neeson caused universal embarrassment in the run-up to the film?s release by regaling an interviewer with a bizarre recovered memory, perhaps most tactfully described as unverifiable. Decades ago he allegedly stalked the streets looking for a black man to beat up, because a black man had raped his friend ? before nobly thinking better of it. Neeson evidently expected to be congratulated on his righteous machismo, then on his maturity in turning away from violence, and finally on his alleged honesty about racism, having belatedly grasped that point in the ensuing row. Continue reading...
  • post On the Basis of Sex review ? Ruth Bader Ginsburg starts her ascent - 20 February
  • Felicity Jones plays the real-life US supreme court justice in a watchable drama about her personal struggle against injustice and prejudiceThere?s a bit of ham and cheese in this forthright, likable biopic celebrating the early career of legendary lawyer and supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The director is Mimi Leder, experienced in socking over the action in pictures like The Peacemaker (1997) and Deep Impact (1998) and efficiently dotting the i?s and crossing the t?s of every scene in her work on TV shows such as The West Wing and ER.Well, by-the-numbers this might be, but it?s watchable and sympathetic, with Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer sweetly idealistic in the youthful roles of Ruth and her devoted husband, Martin. Continue reading...
  • post From Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 to Ken Park: films that failed the censorship test - 20 February
  • Australia has a long history of banning films, but many of those blocked in the past are now easily available to watch
    Tobe Hooper?s 1986 film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, was made available to stream on Stan on 9 February. But for 20 years the film wasn?t even allowed in the country: it was banned by the Australian Classification Board, with the ban only being lifted in 2006.In the cool, calm light of 2019 it seems ludicrous that a film like this, a gory but broad black comedy starring Dennis Hopper, a sequel to Hooper?s 1974 film of the same name, could be deemed unfit for the delicate sensibilities of Australian audiences. But then and now, both the Board and the Australian Federal Police took the importing of contraband media very seriously. Continue reading...
  • post Don?t stop at The Departed?s rat: six other movie scenes that should be cut - 20 February
  • The car visible in the background in Braveheart? Kevin Spacey in Baby Driver? The money must be raised via Kickstarter to excise these and other crimes against film-makingThe Departed is Martin Scorsese?s financially most successful film, and the only one to earn him a best director Oscar. And yet, thanks to its final shot, it might also his most divisive. Fans have long decried the fact that a movie in which police officers and criminals rat on each other ends with a ham-fisted shot of a real rat scurrying across a railing.Now they are doing something about it; a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to digitally erase the rat from The Departed, permanently undoing cinema?s most heavy-handed metaphor. This feels like the start of a movement; no longer is the power to retcon beloved films confined to the likes of George Lucas and JK Rowling. Someone, please, initiate Kickstarters to erase these other movie missteps: Continue reading...
  • post Capernaum review ? lost boy rages at an unjust world - 20 February
  • In Nadine Labaki?s powerful drama, a Beirut child sues his parents for giving birth to him ? before ending up on the street caring for a stranger?s babySince its premiere at Cannes last May, this heart-wrenching movie from Lebanese director Nadine Labaki has won prizes and golden opinions and is a nominee for best foreign language film at this weekend?s Oscars. It is the story of a Beirut street kid who has run away from his unhappy, abusive home; he is befriended by an Ethiopian woman working as a cleaner without legal papers and gets to stay with her in return for minding her baby while she is out at work. But when she is picked up by police, he has to head off back to the streets, taking the baby with him ? and is confronted by some terrible choices. Related: Nadine Labaki: ?I really believe cinema can effect social change? Continue reading...
  • post Alec Baldwin fears for family's safety after Trump 'retribution' threats - 21 February
  • In Dworkin Report podcast, SNL sketch actor wonders what ?retribution? will look like, and jokes about jail for Trump JrAlec Baldwin has spoken of his fear that Donald Trump is stirring up some supporters to exact ?retribution? against him for his satirical performance of the president on Saturday Night Live, saying the president ?signals people? to become angry and bitter ?and then the actions flow from there?.The actor also offered a joking reply to Donald Trump Jnr who tweeted that Baldwin?s claims he was afraid for his safety were ?bullshit?, saying the president?s son would have ?a lot of time to watch SNL? in prison. Continue reading...
  • post Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in big-screen biopic - 20 February
  • Thor star to take on famed wrestler in film from Hangover director Todd Phillips that will focus on Hogan?s origin storyChris Hemsworth is to take on the role of Hulk Hogan in a new biopic.According to the Hollywood Reporter, the as-yet-untitled film will come from Todd Phillips, director of The Hangover trilogy and the forthcoming DC Comics prequel Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Continue reading...
  • post Emma Thompson quits film after John Lasseter joins production - 20 February
  • The actor had been due to voice a role in Luck but left the film after Skydance controversially hired the former Pixar chief who has been accused of sexual harassment Emma Thompson has pulled out of a role in a large-scale animated film after former Pixar chief John Lasseter joined the production.Thompson had been due to voice a role in Luck, produced by Skydance Animation, but reportedly left the film after Skydance controversially hired Lasseter to head its animation division. Lasseter, who was chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, took a leave of absence in 2017 after admitting to sexual conduct ?missteps?, before leaving the company in 2018. Continue reading...
  • post Harvey Weinstein breaks silence ? to deny wanting Affleck to play Shakespeare - 20 February
  • Disgraced movie mogul issues a rare public statement to reject Gwyneth Paltrow?s assertion he wanted her then-boyfriend to co-star in 1999?s Shakespeare in LoveHarvey Weinstein, the movie producer who was arrested on charges of rape last May is currently on bail, has issued a rare statement rebuffing a detail in a lengthy profile of Gwyneth Paltrow.In the Variety interview, Paltrow recalls working with Weinstein over the years, including on the multi-Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love, which triumphed at the Academy Awards 20 years ago. Just before shooting began, Paltrow says, ?Harvey wanted Ben Affleck to take over and play Shakespeare. I said, ?No, you can?t do that. You have to have an English person.?? Continue reading...

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