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by Wild Roses
Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Road to Avonlea
Topic: Anne and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Replies: 12
Views: 9000

Re: Anne and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

On the Ingleside Forum, someone posted this and seeing it over here, it still amuses me that Anne would linked to fetal alchohol syndrome. Anne has her problems as a heroine, but a diagnostic for FAS isn't one of them. Poor Bertha Shirley! Somewhere, you know Susan and Rachel are coming up with memo...
by Wild Roses
Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Road to Avonlea
Topic: Laughable cover image for An Avonlea Christmas
Replies: 26
Views: 12419

Re: Laughable cover image for An Avonlea Christmas

In HCMK? Arthur was in it a lot. Somehow I doubt KS had much to do with deciding on the cover. Can you tell I'm not an Arthur fan? :) I watch the movie once a year (and have read the recap countless times here) yet I still have managed to block out that he was in it. (Perhaps its leftover resentmen...
by Wild Roses
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Sullivan Entertainment
Topic: The shop
Replies: 11
Views: 7017

Re: The shop

I would love Anne's circlet of pearls! I looked through the jewelry today and wow, it is crappy! It looks like it's supposed to be artisan jewelry, except it looks cheap.
by Wild Roses
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Road to Avonlea
Topic: Laughable cover image for An Avonlea Christmas
Replies: 26
Views: 12419

Re: Laughable cover image for An Avonlea Christmas

I'm so glad someone posted this topic. That cover is bad, really bad. Why is KS so allergic to showing the cast as they age? I think they still look dignified and beautiful in HCMK. Maybe he wants us to think it was more playful and less war-weary than we know the film was? Even though the cover is ...
by Wild Roses
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Sullivan Entertainment
Topic: Wasn't Anne supposed to re-released in hi-def?
Replies: 3
Views: 3430

Re: Wasn't Anne supposed to re-released in hi-def?

Thanks guys. I'll have to email KS just to make super sure he isn't planning on doing a hi-def transfer before I buy (because we have long learned that KS loves making up double dip). However, it looks like I'll just to choose between the 20th anniverary or all-4-in-one. (I don't really want TCS or ...
by Wild Roses
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: LM Montgomery and her Works
Topic: Magic for Marigold
Replies: 1
Views: 2794

Magic for Marigold

I finally read this book for the first time. Has anybody else read it? What are your thoughts? I think it was an interesting experiment for LMM. Marigold is more the observer, rather than the participater. It can be tough to write the observers sympathetically and I don't think LMM fully succeeded. ...
by Wild Roses
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: LM Montgomery and her Works
Topic: The Pat series
Replies: 3
Views: 4134

Re: The Pat series

I'm finally on my Pat reread. I just finished PoSB and am rereading MP. I think Pat gets an unfair rap from LMM scholars. It's been a long times since I've read the criticism, but most seemed to believe she was too limited (because she only wanted to stay at Silver Bush) and too unbending (because s...
by Wild Roses
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Sullivan Entertainment
Topic: Season 1 and 2 remastered
Replies: 36
Views: 17485

Re: Season 1 and 2 remastered

The discs are-one sided, so no turning discs again. This makes me so happy. I loathe the 2-sided discs with a passion! I would prefer to get Anne first, but if that isn't out in Sullivan's "hi-def" yet, I will most definitely start getting RTA. It does make me sad that the picture was cropped. Howe...
by Wild Roses
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Sullivan Entertainment
Topic: Wasn't Anne supposed to re-released in hi-def?
Replies: 3
Views: 3430

Wasn't Anne supposed to re-released in hi-def?

(I know from reading about the RTA hi-def dvds here that Sullivan technically doesn't do hi-def, but that the pic quality has been restored. And, I'll take restored over grainy any day!) Has it come out yet? Because I'm not seeing anything on the site. Although, it doesn't help that Sullivan has so ...
by Wild Roses
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Road to Avonlea
Topic: Film Boasted as Anti-Avonlea
Replies: 18
Views: 8562

Re: Film Boasted as Anti-Avonlea

I also am not terribly knowledgeable about Canadian history, but I know that in the U.S. suffragettes were not physically abused en masse. High profile activists were harassed and threatened of course, but the average suffragettes were just ignored or patronized. They were generally not seen as a t...
by Wild Roses
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Road to Avonlea
Topic: Film Boasted as Anti-Avonlea
Replies: 18
Views: 8562

Re: Film Boasted as Anti-Avonlea

I'm with HistoryMiner on this one. Nor do I think the article was a putdown to the series. There's a strain of idealism that permeates all of LMM's book, regardless of whether it belongs there or not, and many scholars have examined to shreds why that is so I'm not going to go into it. RTA has its s...
by Wild Roses
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Avonlea Chronicle
Topic: Article about Megan on Heartland
Replies: 14
Views: 7060

Re: Article about Megan on Heartland

Road to Avonlea 90210 The premise alone is enough to make me laugh. I pray to god, Sullivan doesn't visit here and get the bright idea to remake the series along those lines. [Although I suppose he sort of does that with Annes 3 and 4.] Everything else happened to secondary characters or guest star...
by Wild Roses
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Avonlea Chronicle
Topic: Article about Megan on Heartland
Replies: 14
Views: 7060

Re: Article about Megan on Heartland

I don't think the author was being disrespectful towards Anne or RTA. While Avonlea did address the serious issues, it was mostly in a feel-good friendly way. I think what the author was trying to get was that shows-even in the family hour time slot--are grittier and darker than they were 25 years a...
by Wild Roses
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Sullivan Entertainment
Topic: Anne Inc.
Replies: 35
Views: 18588

Re: Anne Inc.

The dog costume totally cracks me up. That gives cheesiness a whole new meaning. I'm in deep denial that KS is that far off the deep end. 25 anniversary coins and plates? Marilla fashion items? I guess I'll be taking a tour of KS site soon to see the all cough goodies cough I missed a few months back.
by Wild Roses
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: LM Montgomery and her Works
Topic: tale darkens in final book
Replies: 1
Views: 2108

Re: tale darkens in final book

I haven't visited in a few months. Wow, the forum looks completely different! I like! [Although this new layout takes some getting used to.] I'm very excited TBAQ. Even if it is a darker, moodier book, it's still something new. I've read the two articles linked on the main board and was surprised th...