Announcement

Collapse

Welcome to Moorcock's Miscellany

Dear reader,

Many people have given their valuable time to create a website for the pleasure of posing questions to Michael Moorcock, meeting people from around the world, and mining the site for information. Please follow one of the links above to learn more about the site.

Thank you,
Reinart der Fuchs
See more
See less

The Annual Anti-Valentine's Rant

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #61
    Originally posted by Jerico
    Cypher

    Neither of the computers I use was able to "drive" that Two Towers animation parody that you posted. What software does that site use?

    Oh well. Surely it can't be better than the dancing balrog I envision?
    It appears to be 'Macromedia Flash Player 7', runs fine on my pc and laptop. There are some quite funny animations on that site. A particular favourite is-'The Cheese Family go to the zoo.'

    Comment


    • #62
      A particular favourite is-'The Cheese Family go to the zoo.'
      A most excellent cartoon!

      ^_^

      *Rolls on floor laughing*

      And a most excellent recommendation, Cypher. :lol:

      Comment


      • #63
        a most excellent recommendation, Cypher.
        Thanks 'Forever The Stranger', good to see that others share my sense of humour :D

        Comment


        • #64
          a most excellent recommendation, Cypher.
          Agreed, very silly! :lol:
          When they had advanced together to meet on common
          ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
          and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
          each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
          mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
          killing, and the ground ran with blood.

          Homer, The Illiad

          Comment


          • #65
            Revenge of the Annual Anti-Valentine's Rant

            Yes, it's that time of the year again... I decided to revive this thread for several reasons:

            1) I'm egotistical like that.
            2) It has some classic contributions from Jerico.
            3) It wouldn't be quite so "annual" if I didn't.
            4) Most of what I said in my opening rant still applies.

            But, the part I'd most like to stress is:

            Originally posted by DeeCrowSeer
            I beg all of you out there with significant others to start putting some creative thought in NOW, before it's too late.
            We are all intelligent, creative people, and the very thought of any of you buying some tacky card and fumbling it in to an envelope on the way home from the garage (petrol station) makes me a little sad. So, is anyone boycotting the day completely? Does anyone have something truly inspired planned?

            I'm locked into a Buffy cycle at the moment, so it's fairly likely I'll be sniffling over Willow and Tara for the rest of the month. That's (probably) the closest I'll be getting to any "romance", so I need some cheering up here. Anyone?
            "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

            Comment


            • #66
              Erm, thanks for the reminder!
              \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

              Comment


              • #67
                Originally posted by Mikey_C
                Erm, thanks for the reminder!
                Yeah, what Mikey said. Thanks. Seriously. I've always been guilty of insincere and unplanned Valentine's Day activity. Thanks to you, Dee, I might actually pull off something worthy this year.

                But no big red teddy-bears or roses, I promise. :D
                "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
                --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

                Comment


                • #68
                  I'm much better at spontaneous acts of love & affection (I hope!). The sheer cheesiness of Valentine's Night can be fun, though - we've spent it in the past in the local Italian restaurant (approx 1 min from the front door) to the strains of 'Nessun Dorma'.

                  The UK is the top place in the whole world for the purchase of greetings cards of all types, by the way - some horrific figures were being quoted over Xmas - apparently (without being sexist, of course) women are the main offenders. What is objectionable is the feeling that there is an obligation to buy the wretched things. Valentines doesn't bother me particularly - I'm sure it might even help break the ice for some lucky souls - but Xmas cards are my bete noire. What strategy does one adopt? A preemptive strike - to send them to all and sundry as soon as possible in the hope of getting a good many returns to show off how popular you are - or a defensive response at the last moment by replying to any that you have received in order hopefully to avoid offending anyone by not reciprocating? I tend to choose the latter option.
                  \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

                  Comment


                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Mikey_C
                    I'm much better at spontaneous acts of love & affection (I hope!). The sheer cheesiness of Valentine's Night can be fun, though
                    I'm with you on this one, Mikey. On Valentine's day, my usual comment is something like "every day is Valentine's day with you" (said with great sarcasm). Early in our relationship, I let my wife know that I would make some grand gesture on Valentine's day because I was supposed to do so, or I could do things at random times in the year simply because it seemed like the right time.

                    Having said that, we still go to dinner on Valentine's day, but now we like to watch how many people are trying to force some magic to happen. When we took the pressure of ourselves, it became much more fun to appreciate the cheese (and the awkward moments of others). It also reminds me how much genuine love I have for her when I see how phony some people are for one day.

                    Comment


                    • #70
                      In Germany I find Valentine's Day is not that heavily commercialised so far. Most people don't send eachother cards, although you could get them. Of course florists have taken up the theme, but I don't think it regularly gives the business a more than 20% boost. The jewellers also discreetly remind you tha "Diamonds are forever", but on the whole it goes fairly unnoticed. Maybe a time to spend a skiing holiday in the Alps?
                      I do suspect the same applies to Austria and Switzerland.
                      How's it in Bella Italia, DiGiMac?
                      Google ergo sum

                      Comment


                      • #71
                        Originally posted by TheAdlerian
                        If not I will beam some brotherly love to you across the pond!
                        I'd rather have bagels, but I suppose it's the thought that counts.

                        Originally posted by L'Etranger
                        In Germany I find Valentine's Day is not that heavily commercialised so far. Most people don't send eachother cards, although you could get them.
                        Ah, that market's wide open! I'll pack my pencils and catch the next flight out...

                        Originally posted by Doc
                        It also reminds me how much genuine love I have for her when I see how phony some people are for one day.
                        That's very sweet. Maybe you should just print this thread out, and hand that over?
                        "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

                        Comment


                        • #72
                          Originally posted by DeeCrowSeer

                          Originally posted by Doc
                          It also reminds me how much genuine love I have for her when I see how phony some people are for one day.
                          That's very sweet. Maybe you should just print this thread out, and hand that over?
                          :lol:
                          I'll have to wait until Valentine's Day to give it to her, though.

                          Comment


                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Doc
                            I'll have to wait until Valentine's Day to give it to her, though.
                            Well, that gives you time to find a nice frame, and a big red crayon (to draw a heart around your post). :)

                            Last night I had a dream (not, not that sort of dream) about a woman I have a crush on, but could never date (for reasons too stupid and complicated to go into), so the question I put before the panel this morning is:

                            Is it mean to send an anonymous V-Day card to someone you have no intention of making yourself known to? I mean, just to cheer up their day a bit?

                            The last time I sent a card was when I was 16, and I had to admit to sending it because the girl in question decided to interrogate everyone. Of course she ended up disappointed when she found out the truth, but that's the risk you take I suppose. (Oh, she was the same girl who agreed to go with me to our version of a Prom, but then went with one of my friends instead).

                            I object to the idea of buying cards, as stated before, but I'd obviously make my own in this case... which is probably a bit of a giveaway in itself... I'm getting a little nervous just thinking about it. :D

                            There are times when I fear I may be the reincarnation of Charlie Brown.

                            Good grief!!!
                            "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

                            Comment


                            • #74
                              [quote="DeeCrowSeer"]
                              Originally posted by Doc

                              There are times when I fear I may be the reincarnation of Charlie Brown.

                              Good grief!!!
                              I'd love to see the avator you'd create for yourself if you found you were Charlie Brown's reincarnation. Give us a glimpse at a genuine "Dee-Schultzeer" :D
                              Google ergo sum

                              Comment


                              • #75
                                Well considering I have been bereft of romance in my life, celebrating Valentine's day is kind of pointless for me. Though I did run into the old pagan rite of Lupercalia while writing my latest story. It falls on the 15th and seems much more my speed. I'm sure flogging people will bloody strips of goat-hide could be fun. Though I could think of a few different variations which would be more suited to the modern age. Such as paintball.
                                Yuki says, "Krimson used to be known as Kommando, but he rarely uses that name anymore. Sometimes he appears as Krimson Gray as well. Do not be confused, he still loves cats and bagels."

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X