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by BBP
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: The Space Quest Series
Topic: So ... I finally (finally) finished SQ6!
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: So ... I finally (finally) finished SQ6!

From the Space Quest Omnipedia:
The name later became a somewhat widely-used choice among the fan community for a random anonymous name. Fronzel Neekburm is likely a reference to Wilt Chamberlain.
by BBP
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: Tim Curry
Replies: 55
Views: 38802

Re: Tim Curry

I think that's Monk. Tim played Monk in only one episode. I never saw it since it's one of those hard to get your hands on things. Tim did get pudgier in later years (Secret of Moonacre for instance) and in Congo you can see which scenes were shot later because all the jungle trodging made him lose ...
by BBP
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Happy Holidays from LarryLaffer.net!
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

Re: Happy Holidays from LarryLaffer.net!

Lovely Tawm! Happy holidays everybody!
by BBP
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: This Old Game
Topic: New Acquisitions Thread (image heavy)
Replies: 1246
Views: 382768

Re: New Acquisitions Thread (image heavy)

Nice! I play the top one a lot and would love a Hoyle bridge game! ('course you can play bridge in Classic too)
by BBP
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Toys of your childhood...
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Toys of your childhood...

There's also this little dash toy. As I mentioned, my parents were divorced (still a rarity in the 80s) and if there was anything Dad wouldn't get me, my mother would. My stepmother would usually make sure I didn't get to keep any of them. One of them I remembered with fondness, although I only had ...
by BBP
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Toys of your childhood...
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Toys of your childhood...

Cool! I'm of the female persuasion and as such the toys I was given weren't as adventurous. My favourite was a stuffed mouse, Piepiep that my sister had stolen from the store as a toddler (she was clutching it and my parents didn't notice it until they had left). We took Piepiep everywhere. When I w...
by BBP
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Happy Advent! And...
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: Happy Advent! And...

One thing I learned some time ago: never order the chicken. I'm serious. Whenever I've had a company holiday dinner at a hotel ballroom, the chicken dish has always been horribly dry. Every. Time. I don't know why. Maybe it has to do with the way the staff has to prepare so many all at once? Get th...
by BBP
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Break The Spine.
Replies: 361
Views: 92843

Re: Break The Spine.

Finally, after seven years of searching, after falling head-over-heels in love with the film, prompting me to wear a ring, learn Japanese, learn the theme music on TV and buy the art book, I have finally found it!
Diana Wynne Jones - Howl's Moving Castle.
by BBP
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 6901

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

Eh? I guess that'sa a matter of skill and opinion. I could barely make headway in GK1 and GK3 (GK3 has that bookstore thing to begin with) plus cat hair moustache with maple syrup glue, that interminable sneaking scene (but fortunately there's a workaround if you can't make it), the beautiful Le Ser...
by BBP
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Did anyone else pick up Disney+ Streaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 3521

Re: Did anyone else pick up Disney+ Streaming?

Disney was never new to cutting. "Three Little Pigs" had the Jewish stereotype brush salesman scene removed or heavily edited back in the 1940s, for instance. The Fantasia adjustments were done in the 1960s. I for one hope they don't do warning stuff since that's what I hate most about the DVDs - wi...
by BBP
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 6901

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

Let's ask Robert Holmes if he wants to write the rest! :D
by BBP
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 6901

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

Thanks for your thoughts! Sorry you had to put up with that guy...

I never knew much about Gilbert & Sullivan, I guess with all the motormouth songs they translate poorly.

Opera with better sound quality!
by BBP
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Did anyone else pick up Disney+ Streaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 3521

Re: Did anyone else pick up Disney+ Streaming?

Everything Disney except Song of the South...
Basically everything on there that I wanted to see (and quite a few ones of which I wish I could get the time back) I already have on VHS. WHich includes Song of the South which I stopped after ten minutes because I didn't understand a word.

I pass.
by BBP
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 6901

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

No harm done Rath... Say, since you did light opera, what did you think of the scene where the guy who plays Engelhart begs to the conductor for an extra aria just hours before opening? :D There was a release of the English translation but never of the opera libretto. Because of this I didn't bother...
by BBP
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***
Replies: 26
Views: 6901

Re: GK2, first impressions ... and ***SPOILERS***

Saint-Saëns is the one I love best - I spent my teens with headphones on seated before the stereo, listening to Danse Macabre on continuous repeat. He wrote lots of beautiful music beyond that: Africa, his harp concerto, cello concertos... and then I haven't even begun scratchinh the surface of his ...