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  1. Great old thread, time to "revive" it. Daisy/Cathy is a so beautiful woman that any outfit is great. I LOVE her short shorts (from the show simply called "Daisy Duke") and her little t-shirts: I think I'm going to create a poster collecting her best outfits I've noticed a change, anyway, along the show: in the last series she wears, beside her short shorts, even long jeans and shirt with long sleeves. I don't know if it was a choice of Catherine or of the writers: it looked like they didn't want to use Daisy just as sex symbol. In effect, along the show, her character (and not just her character) changed too: less wild, less flirting/teasing, more sweet and mature (and it's the same for Bo and Luke too... their characters changed...but not their outfits, LOL).
  2. i1976

    The wind rises

    UH, talking about Gorillaz, I forgot to mention Daft Punk: they made several video usingcharacters from a famous old anime, Interstella 5555. I don't like very much the music (sort of disco music, not my taste), but their videos are awsome.
  3. i1976

    The wind rises

    About subtitles... you need to be used to read subtitles, LOL, 'cause I admit at the beginning it isn't easy. Just a recommendation: english dubbing usually sucks, really, I don't know why but it seems there's no much effort in dubbing anime (maybe 'cause they are thought just something for a niche public), and every time I try to watch an english-dubbed anime, I'd vomit. How ruin a anime with a poor dubbing: if the dubbing is wrong (weird voices, no emotions in the dubbing but just a sort of simple reading lines, and so on), the anime is ruined. I prefer to watch anime in japanese with subs... or in italian (italian dubbers are really good: since we have to dub pretty everything from foreign Countries, dubbers here are really professional). Ghibli and Makoto Shinkai's styles are totally different, two different genres, you're right. I LOVE both Ghibli (because of its fantasy and soft colors... sweet drawings) and Shinkai (the realism is fantastic,and I LOVE the sky: LOOK AT THE SKY and at its colors, amazing). There are different genres of anime, and styles, and character design: as I said, there are a lot of prejudices about anime, thinking of them as just ONE thing. Not at all. I like some anime and I don't like other ones The last movie of Makoto Shinkai, I watched it some months ago (subbed). It's Makoto Shinkai's style. And I LOVE it.
  4. i1976

    The wind rises

    Gorillaz is a U.K. band!!!! and the leader is Damon Albarn (yeah, Damon Albarn of the band Blur). IF you're looking for anime: http://anilinkz.com/5-centimeters-per-second (on animelinkz a lot of anime) "5 centimeters per second" (called also Byousoku 5 cm"), it's GREAT, and you'll find out that the most part of prejudices about anime are totally WRONG. And if you want a list of my favorite anime, just ask, I'll select the best ones for you. Right now, "5 centimeters per second" is an anime I usually suggest to people who don't anime, or who know just the prejudices about anime (or just the famous ones... but the famous ones don't mean the best ones). Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mji5VhFw_c Someone said the Makoto Shinkai (the diector of this movie) is a sort of successor of Miyazaki, whereas other ones say his successor is Hideaki Anno (the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion), or maybe simple Miyazaki's son, Goro Miyazaki. I think nobody can reach Miyazaki, though I love both Anno and Shinkai (whereas I haven't a clear idea of Goro, just two movies from him, and I didn't like the first one but I did the second one )
  5. The new chapter is up, go and read "Eyes into eyes" Hope you enjoy it.
  6. i1976

    The wind rises

    Glad you liked "The Howl's moving castle" I read that article about anime and British TV. Interesting. See, in Italy too anime fans aren't so many, anime are for a niche of persons, but along the years this niche is widening. The journalist is right when he says there's a sort of "ignorance" about anime (ignorance = not knowledge), and prejudices too: the refrain "anime are violent, too much sexual-hints" and so on are really common, but false. There are different kinds of anime: for young children, for teenagers, for adults (I'm not referring to erotic anime, called hentai, but anime with adult themes not involving sex, called seinen: Neon Genesis Evangelion is a seinen, for example, not suitable for children because too much complex but it has nothing to do with sex); there are anime for girls (called shoujo), and anime for boys (called shounen). When you're a fan of anime you distinguish every kind of anime, understanding that the the choice is really broad (I'm a lover of slice-of-anime, for example, seinen slice of life). Culturally they are different, OK. Where's the problem? Thanks anime I opened my mind to different things, Learning to appreciate not just animation but also oriental writers (Harukami Murakami is my favorite writer, and Banana Yoshimoto, too), japanese pop (in anime famous groups give thir music to anime, for openings and endings, and thanks anime I "met" Do as Infinity, GREAT group of Japan pop ). And not just anime and music, but movies too: I love corean directors, as Kim Ki Duk, Lee Chan Dog, Wong Kar-Wai, and the japanese Takeshi Kitano. And I "met" Zen. Maybe 'cause my being driven to the oriental world, I'm starting to reject some thing of the Western Countries, and, I'll admit I feel more comfortable with a movie of Lee Chan Dog ("Poetry" is GREAT) than with a Hollywood's movies (I actually felt the most part of them, exaggerated, forced, too much violent, and sly too, far away my sensitivity). Just some example of things I love from "East Countries": Poetry, a GREAT movie of Lee Chan Dog: I cried. Pure poetry. Do as Infinity (called also DOA): It's a passion beyond anime. Some day or another I want to go visit Japan. And I want to learn japanese. BUT I'm still GREAT fan of DOH beside DOA, ROFL
  7. i1976

    The wind rises

    I grew up watching anime, 'cause they're REALLY popular in Italy, and I can say in France, too. More anime than cartoon, on italian TV, since '80, so, even now, there's a wide public of people in Italy watching anime (adult people and not only youngsters). Years ago, italian MTV broadcasted several anime, and I still remember "the anime week", a whole week with previews of new anime (the first episode, some episode aired in japanese with italian subs) and some old anime too (first episodes). Among the new anime, MTV asked people to "vote" (on its site) the anime they'd have liked to watch. Old times. Actually, one of the main italian channel broadcasts anime on Thursday ("the anime night", two anime every Thursday, from fall to spring, during the late evening), and on Sunday ("the anime morning", two anime every Sunday, from fall to spring, during the morning): modern anime, not old anime. Really NEW anime. And, along the year, around Easter and Christmas, some movies too (not just Miyazaki's movies). Some people think anime are just for children. AH, they obviously don't know what anime are (there are so MANY kind of anime...) Here the most important italian site devoted to anime: http://www.animeclick.it/ OK, you don't know italian, but just look at how many news, how many reviews, how many people talking, and you'll have an idea of the huge audience of anime in Italy (though anime fans are still "rare", since the most part of people don't watch anime, but I think less rare than in UK and U.S., where I think cartoon are more popular). It's incredible you never watched "Heidi" and "Anne of the green tables" (anime aired in Italy even in the last years).
  8. i1976

    The wind rises

    UH, obviously, when I say I don't like Disney's movies whereas I prefer Ghibli's movies, I don't want to offend Disney's fans. It's just a matter of taste: I prefer and I look for some things over other ones (in movies, books, life, and so on). So I hope nobody took my words as offensive toward Disney. (in this case, sorry... I didn't want to offend Disney's fans).
  9. i1976

    The wind rises

    I love anime from '70 and '80. Miyazaki, before his career as director of Studio Ghibli's movies, worked for anime as Heidi, Conan and Anne of Green tables (I think these anime are famous in UK and U.S., too). Anime were my passion when I was a child (and even now)... beside Dukes. I've always loved Miyazaki works because of his spirit: I think every child (and adult too) should watch his movies. Someone think of Miyazaki as the "oriental Disney". NOT AT ALL: the spirit and the deep sense of his movies is totally different, the style is TOTALLY different!! I don't like Disney's movies, at all, whereas I LOVE Ghibli's movies: it's a DIFFERENT style, and sense, and spirit.
  10. Hell's kitchen is going to start in Italy, too, with Chef Cracco.
  11. i1976

    The wind rises

    I LOVE Studio Ghibli's movies!!! NOt just Miyazaki's movies, but Stidio Ghibli's movies in general (though, obviously, Miyazaki is the one who created the Studio and directed the most part of the movies). Here's my list: 1) Spirited away 2) The Howl's moving castle 3) Only Yesterday 4) My neighbor Totoro 5) From up on poppy hill 6) Whisper of the heart 7) PrincessMononoke 8) Ponyo 9) Arietty 10) Ocean waves 11) The cat returns 12) Tales of earthsea 13) Laputa: Castle in the sky It's a list of the movies I watched, more or less from my favourite one. Laputa isn't one of my favorite, just a taste. This love for Studio Ghibli and a certain kind of anime and oriental movies (and books) affect my way to see life, my tastes about books and movies in general, and my writing too.
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    The wind rises

    Miyazaki last movie. He's just announced retirement (I'll confess I've cried ). I've seen nearly ALL Studio Ghibli's movies, and in a World of "emotional pornography" (in movies, books, stories) I love these oasis of genuine and positive emotions. THANKS Hayao!! You gave me a lot, and I've learnt a LOT.
  13. Yeah, we're taking of the same show. Have you noticed how many show about cooking out there? It seems the World is HUNGRY, LOL, and it's funny in a World where a lot of people go on a diet. Anyway, I love cooking!!, but I'm NOT AT ALL a chef (too complicated, my recipes are easier).
  14. OOPPS, I wrote it in the wrong way... I meant Masterchef and not MasterChief, sorry, LOL. Junior Masterchef: it's going to start in Italy too, with Bastianich's mother as chef.
  15. I too love Master Chief (both Italian version and U.S. version... this last one dubbed, LOL). Joe Bastianich is also in italian Master Chief, and he's so funny (especially 'cause of his accent and his mistakes as he talks italian, ROFL)
  16. http://www.hazzardnet.com/forums/showthread.php?9155-Rare-and-Behind-the-Scenes-Pictures-of-the-Dukes-of-Hazzard I think it's the BEST thread EVER!!! http://www.hazzardnet.com/forums/showthread.php?9137-Duke-Farm Interesting pictures and a good fan-work. http://www.hazzardnet.com/forums/showthread.php?8221-Hazzard-Square Just awesome!!
  17. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9644306/1/Missed-chance Some days ago I posted this short story (just one chapter, ONE-SHOT): a sweet and funny scene coming to my mind, a sort of alternative ending to the episode "Enos&Daisy wedding", with a ... surprise... at the end Maybe, someday, after "Shattered" ending, I'm going to change this story from a one-shot to a long story. By now, take it as a short and standing alone story. And IF some of you wants a new story from this possible beginning, JUST ASK!!! AND NOW, for people out there who follow me not just on fanficiont.net but on this Forum too, I take, with this post, the opportunity to THANK, from the bottom of my heart, any of you who's read my stories, year after year, from my clumsy attempts (started on this board) 'til now: I'm REALLY amazed to realize your affection and attention, and, even now, I can't help but being surprised of how many people, month after month, read all my stories (in August I had a BOOM with one of my oldest stories, "Fallen", with MANY people reading it, the whole story, and I'm... surprised!!... I think "Fallen" is my most read story!!!). I'm not the most self-confident writer, and I've thought several times, especially along the last year, to stop writing fics 'cause I didn't think "enough good to write", but, thanks to you, any of you who keeps on reading what I write, I'm starting to realize that, hey, maybe you're finding in my stories more than I thought of, and I should become more self-confident. Just a little hope for the future: I'd like to have more feedback from you, in order to write what you're looking for. It doesn't matter how... reviews, P.M.s, here..., I'd just like to know better my readers.
  18. LOVE this image. I don't remember you posted it, Roth, so it's my "help" to this thread
  19. Thanks for everything you do for us, and don't feel guilty if you need to crawl back in bed. Have some rest
  20. NOOOO. It's NOT a disaster. THANKS everybody reached the page!!! I don't know if amog various friends there are some of you (I don't kow your real names). Anyway, THANKS!!!
  21. I TOTALLY agree. :-) Happy birthday!!!!!!
  22. OK, there's no need to wait. Just posted a new chapter, "An invisible puzzle". Hope you're going to enjoy it (if you don't forget to read it, LOL) ... and I hope not too many typos in it (it's incredible, I read and read and read again a chapter before to post it... BUT stupid typos escape from my attention, ALWAYS, * face palm*).
  23. I'm a HUGE fan of anime!!!! And I usually watch them in japanese with English subs (and, if I'm lucky, with italian subs), on the Net. I'm EAGER to see the new series of Sailor Moon (after 20 years!!!! a new series)... this winter in streaming! YEAH!!!! I don't watch very much TV, but I like to see good movies... or channels like "Focus".. or documentaries about misteries (alien, crop circles, and so on) and Nature (especially about the Universe: Yesterday, on Focus, I watched a documentary about pulsars, quasars, and so on. GREAT!).
  24. THANK you Roth!!!! I'm really HAPPY you're liking the story...though if a bit "extreme" (due to the thorny topic), but I hope not so extreme to deform Hazzard's spirit. I hope other readers laughed and nearly cried as you, reading these chapters; I like to smooth drama with "light" and funny scenes. And I loved writing the scene with uncle Jesse fighting Boss: I re-watched some episodes in order to catch their moves and way to talk (hope the scene is vivid). OK, some preview: NO, the story'll stay in Hazzard. It's an Hazzard's story, and I'm not planning to move Enos in other Counties to follow the bomber. A lot of things are going to happen just in Hazzard (as it happened in the TV-show, where it seemed Dukes attracted troubles like honey attracts bees, LOL). Car chases? Yeah, I think at some point you'll have a good car chase. Catherine's glasses!!!! You're righ, I'm going to fix that little detail. Typos I know, I'd appreciate if you showed me these typos (so I'm going to fix them and trying not to repeat them), maybe better by P.M. (in order not to transform this thread in LONG list of typos, LOL).
  25. Loved the pictures of Daisy's LOL (I think I'm going to use it as desktop). And... LOVED Sonny's pictures, especially the first one.
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