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Post 1

Peanut

Hi Dmitri when you first asked for halloween stories I thought of The Eldon Witch's story about the lawnmower Mary.I think it is a 'h2g2 quirky' story http://www.h2g2.com/dna/h2g2/classic/F22126796?thread=8293366 Did that make at the time? I don't what you think for Halloween, it is just a suggestion He doesn't seemed to have been around for ages but if you want it we could start pestering, I mean encouraging him to come back


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Post 2

Peanut

sorry the link doesn't work, you are subbed to it somewhere, called 'snapping turtles'


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Post 3

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - ok Hey, right, thanks, Peanut. Since it's a journal, I think I'd better leave her a message and see if she's okay with our using it. smiley - smiley

But that's a great one!


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Post 4

Peanut

smiley - cool

I got his gender references from his intro smiley - biggrin


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Post 5

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - rofl Oh, sorry. I just read 'Wytch'. smiley - rofl

I wish we could contact him. We sort of hate to steal journal stuff without permission, as some people regard that space as private. smiley - erm But it's a great story.


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Post 6

Peanut

oh yes, he would have to give permission, it wouldn't be right otherwise

I just hope he drops in,not just for permissions, he seemed a very interesting person and that story was fantastic, I still laugh when I think of Stanley smiley - rofl


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Post 7

Peanut

there is an email address on the intro page, which could imply he is open to be contacted

is that a push too far for a good story and an attempt to lure an interesting newbie in smiley - whistle


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Post 8

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - ok Good catch. We can give it the old smiley - thepost try. smiley - winkeye


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Post 9

Peanut

no harm in trying to give things a bit of nudge eh smiley - biggrin


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Post 10

Peanut

nearly started a new thread but remembered we had one

I am very glad that you reminded me of The March of the Women it has been a while since I listened to it, well, sang along to it very enthusiatically but badly smiley - laugh

I read that you hadn't felt well the other day, are you now feeling recovered? I hope so

Also, have been meaning to ask about this for a while but what happened to the show case? I ask about this because I was talking to a couple of researchers about entries on the front page and I was wondering if only approved guide entries get featured


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Post 11

Dmitri Gheorgheni

I'm feeling much better, thanks. smiley - hug And I really liked that song - and the slideshow. smiley - biggrin

We stopped doing the Showcase, because we figured out that we were duplicating with the 'Topical Entries'. If you look under the Topical tab, there will be a showcase - sometimes Guide Entries, but sometimes UG or Post.

If you've got any suggestions, though, let us know - Lanzababy and the Deputy Editors are doing that bit, and they'd love the feedback. smiley - smiley


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Post 12

Peanut

lazy buzzard eh? smiley - roflsmiley - rofl


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Post 13

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Exactly. smiley - laugh


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Post 14

Peanut

Hey there smiley - hug

naughty kittens (not mine, long story) got me up nice and early today and once they were sorted I got a good long leisurely read of smiley - thepost over smiley - coffee

the smiley - coffee was good and I enjoyed the read, thank you and everyone who made it so

Peanut smiley - peacesign


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Post 15

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Thanks, Peanut. smiley - hug Pet those kitties for us.


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Post 16

Peanut

Hello,

sleepless night it seems one of things so might as well make a use of it, or well...

read again

Ballet is for sissies, right?

Do you have any idea what it takes to be able to perform these wonders? Have you seen Baryshnikov doing eleven pirouettes in White Nights? In what way are these incredible leaps and physical manoeuvres, done over a lifetime in a way that sculpts the body more thoroughly than a weight regimen ever could, different from the sort of performance that sets millions cheering at the Olympic Games?

Why, that it's set to music, of course. And tells some sort of a story. We're suspicious of all those tutus. Real men don't do pliés.

Where do we get our 'twinkle-toes' idea of ballet from? And what would happen if somebody did a mashup between ballet and film noir?

Ok ballet is for sissies. I don't know much about ballet but I do know that it isn't for sissies and I'm fairly confident that this attitude is well on the way out and doesn't need challanging in the first sentance

Why, that it's set to music, of course. And tells some sort of a story. We're suspicious of all those tutus. Real men don't do pliés.

Who is suspicious Dmitri?

I don't know much about ballet to be sure, or dance particulary, but I do see mash ups,or well more cross over really, street/ballet/parkour/throw in some tap why not

dance forms and movement, are seen as 'disciplines' even though the practise of such can still be quite informal

and the gender bias is going

maybe this doesn't need so much challanging in this way, ground breaking as this was for its time, this mash up, you could draw other paralells although not being into dance or anything I wouldn't be able to suggest one

or at least I am not clear why the issues of gender come in, for me as a reader or that is specific to the entry
ho hum



smiley - hug




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Post 17

Dmitri Gheorgheni

That's a thought, Peanut. smiley - hug I'll think about it.

I don't mean it to sound like I think that's what you're thinking when you read it - although the Prof read it, and that's *exactly* what he was thinking. He told me so. Let's see what the rest of them think, when they get around to reading it in a week or so. smiley - whistle

Also, it's germane to the crossover between the ballet and the film itself.

And it wasn't merely about gender. It was about the idea of 'otherness', including the idea of exclusion and schizophrenia...

Oh, and I was thinking about the times that were in it...1920s, and trying to get people in the *US* to understand it. Not you cultured types. smiley - winkeye


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Post 18

Peanut

yes, thoughts from 2am...

As I read it the otherness came from the schizophernia, it wasn't a gender thing, anyway just thoughts, I'm feel out of my depth bit commenting

As I read the sissy thing, I thought you were challanging assumptions and was questioning how necessary was that for 'todays readship' if you like

Random comments, I live in an area that is quite conservative, politically that does start with a big fat T as in Tory, but in terms of attitudes I'd say conservative.

Yet our schools are quite heavily into dance, dancing isn't seen as sissy although ballet doesn't have much of an update with the boys but then niether with the girls particulary, they prefer other forms of dancing, ballet skills often come from that as they broaden their scope

As for cultured smiley - snork

more random and not relevant thought from in the shower, I was thinking about audience rather than dancers, if you asked people round here who do think ballet is for, sissies wouldn't be the responce, it would be Toffs

last thing popular culture, Eastenders, (big soap here I'm sure you know) Ben, son of hard man Phil, Ben liked dancing, his Dad thought it sissy but I think accepted it in the end. Ben though was gay, I think, sort of fairly sure,I doubt his Dad thought much of that either. I don't watch it all I know is the dancing thing was a storyline


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Post 19

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Thanks for the insights. smiley - biggrin I think I've seen 'EastEnders' once.

We get separated by our separate cultures like that. For instance, the word 'toffs' doesn't even exist in our language. smiley - rofl

I think I get what you mean, though.


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Post 20

Peanut

Hey there Ed smiley - hug

another recommend for you F28151?thread=8298909&latest=1

I haven't asked or anything, I leave that to you smiley - kiss


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