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by Wild Roses
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Lantern Light
Topic: Forum rule request/modification
Replies: 12
Views: 10139

Yet, I would amend the rule a little. Only allow posts regarding religion if there is a direct connection to LMM, her literature, or RTA, given she was married to a Presbyterian minister, and religion did figure in her books and in the series. Proselytizing and sermonizing, on the other hand...no. ...
by Wild Roses
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: LM Montgomery and her Works
Topic: The Pat series
Replies: 3
Views: 6438

The Pat series

Yes, I'm on a spree! Pat is one LMM's more neglected heroines. If not the most neglected of the series heroines. Unlike Anne, Emily, or the others, Pat is a homebody. She isn't adventurous and she loves her family dearly. But still, she is fun! Pat's connection to nature and love of wild flowers (in...
by Wild Roses
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Lantern Light
Topic: Forum rule request/modification
Replies: 12
Views: 10139

Forum rule request/modification

I've been thinking about this for awhile and while I'm sure my suggestion will be greeted with controversy, I want to put it out there. This is forum about RTA, LMM, and the Anne series. It is not about people's beliefs in Christianity, what type of Christianity they feel is right or wrong [or any r...
by Wild Roses
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: LM Montgomery and her Works
Topic: The Emily series
Replies: 8
Views: 10783

The Emily series

If I remember the scholars correctly, these books are considered the most autobiographical of all LMM's fiction. I should note the tv series is very, very loosely based on the books. It got the atmosphere right, but the storylines developed far differently from the books, so it should be thought of ...
by Wild Roses
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Avonlea Chronicle
Topic: Sarah at 30
Replies: 2
Views: 2962

She's certainly had a productive life for only being 30! And I think it is awesome she is getting an honorary degree too. I believe from what little I know of her, that she had educated herself, and what is more is passionate and dedicated to educating othe people about the issues she cares about. S...
by Wild Roses
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: LM Montgomery and her Works
Topic: The Blue Castle
Replies: 3
Views: 6573

You don't know what you are missing out on! I don't hesitate to say that Valancy is far a more awesome heroine than any of the heroines in the Anne or King children books.

She's just so funny and snarky and caring.

And...Barney...he's the best!
by Wild Roses
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: LM Montgomery and her Works
Topic: The Blue Castle
Replies: 3
Views: 6573

The Blue Castle

Well, someone had to start a topic on it. :) It's one of LMM's best books and one that deserves more attention. It's one of only two adult books Montgomery wrote (the other being A TANGLED WEB). As such, it is different in tone from the Anne or King children series. More snarky, more witty, and more...
by Wild Roses
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Avonlea Chronicle
Topic: Anne 4...coming eventually
Replies: 17
Views: 14190

So...did anyone on here bother watching Anne 4? On the Ingleside and Sullivan forums, it got negative reviews, but there were also a few snarky bits too. I'm hoping PBS picks it up if only so I can see the bits that everybody snarked about. (Namely Anne and another dory incident.) I wonder what Sull...
by Wild Roses
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Road to Avonlea
Topic: The series spans nine years; however...
Replies: 3
Views: 2766

That's something to ponder. I would never have realized it until you brought it up that the the continuity is off. I've only grasped that that there is a skipped time between season 6 and season 7. As far as the extra year goes, my ideas are this: 1. Times gets added between seasons 5 and 6. (If onl...
by Wild Roses
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: LM Montgomery and her Works
Topic: Anne Prequel! Before Green Gables
Replies: 8
Views: 7154

I keep forgetting all about this. Once I'm finished going through all of Montgomery's books (rereading them all, but this time in chronological publsihed order), I plan to get this out. People on the Ingleside Forum, another Montgomery forum, gave the book decent reviews. So I'm looking forward to r...
by Wild Roses
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: LM Montgomery and her Works
Topic: AoGG Considered a A Great Literary Work by Random House
Replies: 5
Views: 3903

Most movies and books don't earn their classic status the year they came out. And one bad review does not demark 'this book was not considered a classic when it first came out.' MOST books and books have gotten mixed reviews on first reception. People's tastes differ so not all reviewers are going t...
by Wild Roses
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: LM Montgomery and her Works
Topic: AoGG Considered a A Great Literary Work by Random House
Replies: 5
Views: 3903

In a list Top 100 Books published by BBC (that's been circulating over on Facebook), AoGG is also listed. I don't think AoGG status as a classic has ever been in dispute. It's LMM's other books that seemed to get dismissed. I would love to her of her books get on must-read and classic book lists. Es...
by Wild Roses
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Sullivan Entertainment
Topic: Anne of Green Gables
Replies: 3
Views: 3544

Yes, you are right, a stand-in was used for some scenes. On the dvd commentary, Kevin Sullivan says points out the specific scenes and why. It mostly had something to do with RF's availability. (He was apparently making another movie or tv series or something at the time.)
by Wild Roses
Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Road to Avonlea
Topic: Happy Christmas, Miss King!
Replies: 8
Views: 5938

I agree with hannikan. It is worthwhile to watch it. It is nice to see what what has happened to the characters since the series ended. However, be forwarned: it heavily retreads certain episodes from the series and it is not continuity consistant. (It isn't the disaster that Anne 3 is continuity wi...
by Wild Roses
Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Sullivan Entertainment
Topic: Emily coming to dvd!
Replies: 3
Views: 3854

I've never seen the anime series. I only know the late 1990s tv series. BTW: season 1 of EoNM is only sale on amazon.com for about $11.00 (as part of the Christmas dvd sale). Full price it goes for about $30.00. There aren't any extras as far as I know, but that is an amazing price compared to the t...