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by starbug
Jul 26th 2005, 2:59 pm
Forum: Books and Stories
Topic: Harry Potter book #6
Replies: 18
Views: 12451

second one I liked even less (almost to the point of disliking it) That's exactly how I felt about it - I just gave up because I thought it was all hype and no substance. I have remained mystified regarding what the 'hook' is that keeps people reading them. Harry is becoming even more of an adult, ...
by starbug
Jul 24th 2005, 8:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: London explosions
Replies: 20
Views: 12412

The thing is, I honestly don't think anyone was expecting another attack so soon. As for motivation, my morbid thought was that maybe enough people weren't killed on 7/7, so they thought they needed more impact. Plus if you think that they possibly didn't get the 'running scared' reaction they were ...
by starbug
Jul 22nd 2005, 7:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: London explosions
Replies: 20
Views: 12412

Checking in! Yesterday could have been so much worse. Thank god there were no more deaths or injuries, although this time it seems to have been down to incompetence on the bombers' parts - the police say the intent was to kill and so I think they must have found explosives down there. Perhaps the mi...
by starbug
Jul 18th 2005, 4:59 am
Forum: Books and Stories
Topic: Harry Potter book #6
Replies: 18
Views: 12451

Heh, I take it you have both finished HP by now (CG I would be stunned if you haven't!), and I'm not really a fan (yeah, I know... shock and horror) but I just had to jump in to say that I was at the REM concert in Hyde Park on Saturday and everyone was reading HP inbetween the warm-up bands while w...
by starbug
Jul 8th 2005, 11:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: London explosions
Replies: 20
Views: 12412

I'm glad you're both OK, Starbug. Yes, I'm glad you're OK too. I must confess I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere near the Home Office... Camden Town was close enough! Thanks for all the good wishes, folks. Am at work today, but it's very strange. Most people seem to be wanting to get back to nor...
by starbug
Jul 7th 2005, 2:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: London explosions
Replies: 20
Views: 12412

From what I heard on the news they thought at first there was just a power cut-off in subway stations. Then there was a theory of an electrical powersurge or some other technical problem that led to these explosions. That's exactly what I was told: 'electrical fault. No tube at all.' And then my bo...
by starbug
Jul 7th 2005, 9:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: London explosions
Replies: 20
Views: 12412

But I'm afraid we still have a few hours of bad news ahead of us. I think this could be true. My fear is that there are more, undetonated bombs, but the police seem to be inspecting everything, and there has been at least one controlled explosion. The pictures of the blown up bus and the reports fr...
by starbug
Jul 7th 2005, 8:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: London explosions
Replies: 20
Views: 12412

I'm just checking back in to say that it's a miracle more people aren't dead, although there are no figures at the time it seems to be in the tens not hundreds. The bombs must have been quite small. Alot of what you'll see on the news (particularly the blown up bus) is no more than 5 mins walk from ...
by starbug
Jul 7th 2005, 8:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: London explosions
Replies: 20
Views: 12412

London explosions

Hi All. Well, this is serious. I'm fine, Mr. S is fine (so far, but he's stuck in his office in the city and has to get home), and every one I know bar two people I haven't heard from is fine. Thank god. I hope I hear from those remaining two people soon. This morning I arrived at my normal tube sta...
by starbug
Jul 6th 2005, 9:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: London 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 5262

Yeah! It's pretty cool. We could hear the roar at Trafalgar Square from my office when the announcement was made. I am trying to work myself into a frenzy of excitement about it, and I *am* excited, but it does mean an increase in my council tax (as a Londoner - it's not being paid for out of genera...
by starbug
Jul 6th 2005, 5:30 am
Forum: Movies and Movie Stars
Topic: What movies are you looking forward to?
Replies: 147
Views: 51527

and then Tom Cruise started his crazy sofa jumping, Brooke Shields bashing, Katie Holmes craziness. I didn't think it was possible to want to see that movie any less, but lo and behold. Lately, Tom Cruise has really done himself no favours. I mean, I am a fan of his, in an aesthetic sense, I have e...
by starbug
Jul 3rd 2005, 8:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Wimbledon
Replies: 32
Views: 17984

Well, the tournament somewhat lost its appeal for me, for a number of days. Henman out, Murray brave but still out... *sigh*. But a blistering women's final made up for it, even if I didn't think Venus deserved to triumph. She was basically out of it for the first half of the match, and Davenport wa...
by starbug
Jun 23rd 2005, 11:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Wimbledon
Replies: 32
Views: 17984

Starbug, Every year I look forward to your report. Let the games begin. :D -LanceMan Thanks Lance... But, oh! the shame :cry: Henman beaten in the 2nd round by some unknown. It was bound to happen at some point but the second round?! it's worse than bad. British hopes now rest on Andy Murray, but I...
by starbug
Jun 23rd 2005, 5:32 am
Forum: Movies and Movie Stars
Topic: What movies are you looking forward to?
Replies: 147
Views: 51527

War of the Worlds. Let you know how they are. -LanceMan Please do, because I'm waiting for this one myself. After I get over the Americanisation of a British book, set in Britain, I'm hoping I'll enjoy this film, and I'd like to know what you think (especially if it's 'don't bother, wait for the DV...
by starbug
Jun 23rd 2005, 5:30 am
Forum: Your So-Called Life
Topic: Best Year Ever
Replies: 42
Views: 18078

WOO-HOO!!!! Congratulations Lance! That's fantastic news... starting July, so not too far away :D 8) :onfire: :onfire: I'm really happy for you, having found a place to live that you enjoy, a job... that's great :) Plus I looked at those pictures and I'm very jealous. I love the murals - why have a ...