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8 hours ago, Jardius said:

Nice!
 

It certaninly is a really good series. What animes have you been watching lately, if you dont't mind my asking?

 

The very last one was Carole and Tuesday. It was pretty cute but not in a fantasy setting. Here's the link ^.^

I also watched Castlevania (I'm a gamer XD). It is fantasy but very dark. I loved it.

 

Back on the PG13 things, the girls made me watch a lot of Lego movies. They are not anime but they are very funny 😋

 

 

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3 hours ago, Jardius said:

Wow, nice spanish there! Hahaha. Yo estudié en Córdoba y he visitado Granada varias veces. It's a really nice and beautiful place to study and live n_n Where are you from if you don't mind me asking? I'm sorry your sister and you had to cancel your trip. A lot of people have had problems like that caused by covid-19 (I lost my part-time job and had to cancel several martial arts programs I was going to attend). I hope you can come to Spain in the future.

The same that happened to you with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, happened to me with Anna Karenina. I don't even remember why I stopped reading but I never pick it up again. I guess I'll try again someday.

I hope the close all the loose ends in the end. Sometimes it's nice when they don't but only if its done in a satisfactory way. I have a friend who is a huge fan of Jane Austen but I have not read anything from her. Shame on me, I guess. Waht are you making your students read currently?

Gracias! I went to Cordoba for a weekend while I was there - so many beautiful places in Andalucia. My sister and I were going to spend several days in Sevilla. I've been there before but for only a portion of a day and really want to explore more of that city. It's where I originally wanted to study abroad but the program dates worked better for Granada, which was fine because who can so no to the Alhambra? We plan to come next year if everything has settled down. Sorry to hear about the lost part-time job - all of this is no fun for anyone! I'm in northern Missouri, Midwest USA. The closest internationally known city to me would be Kansas City, home of the 2020 Superbowl Champions for the first time in my lifetime lol

 

Strange how that can happen with books where something else just kinda glides in and takes over without you realizing it until after the fact.

 

I enjoy Austen and have read all of her works (college class, not out of desire). My favorite is Emma - which most people don't like but I think Emma's character is hilarious.

 

My juniors (11th grade/ 16-17 year olds) just finished reading Kate Chopin's The Awakening. My freshmen (9th/14-15 year olds) read a series of short stories from Poe, O. Henry, Bradbury, etc. Juniors also went through The Crucible, The Great Gatsby, and Hamlet and the freshmen got the great joy of The Odyssey, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Romeo and Juliet. I do plan to include more choice reading time next year though.

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On 5/21/2020 at 6:08 PM, Hayl3y said:

 

The very last one was Carole and Tuesday. It was pretty cute but not in a fantasy setting. Here's the link ^.^

I also watched Castlevania (I'm a gamer XD). It is fantasy but very dark. I loved it.

 

Back on the PG13 things, the girls made me watch a lot of Lego movies. They are not anime but they are very funny 😋

 

 

Carole and Tuesday is precisely the last anime I saw. I love it, it's so cute, sweet and uplifting. And I also saw Castlevania. I really like the main characters and their relationship. I only suffer because this last season Adrian is all alone. My wife was so upset about that that she made a fan art.

 

https://illustraterg.tumblr.com/post/613741151242141696/i-just-finished-castlevania-season-3-and-i-just


(If you prefer me to stop sending you links, just say so, I wouldn't want to impose)
 

I haven't watch much lego movies, maybe I'll give them a go. Currently we are rewatching Avatar: Legend of Korra (we finished rewatching Legend of Aang just a couple weeks ago).

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On 5/21/2020 at 8:54 PM, Jeannaisais said:

Gracias! I went to Cordoba for a weekend while I was there - so many beautiful places in Andalucia. My sister and I were going to spend several days in Sevilla. I've been there before but for only a portion of a day and really want to explore more of that city. It's where I originally wanted to study abroad but the program dates worked better for Granada, which was fine because who can so no to the Alhambra? We plan to come next year if everything has settled down. Sorry to hear about the lost part-time job - all of this is no fun for anyone! I'm in northern Missouri, Midwest USA. The closest internationally known city to me would be Kansas City, home of the 2020 Superbowl Champions for the first time in my lifetime lol

 

Strange how that can happen with books where something else just kinda glides in and takes over without you realizing it until after the fact.

 

I enjoy Austen and have read all of her works (college class, not out of desire). My favorite is Emma - which most people don't like but I think Emma's character is hilarious.

 

My juniors (11th grade/ 16-17 year olds) just finished reading Kate Chopin's The Awakening. My freshmen (9th/14-15 year olds) read a series of short stories from Poe, O. Henry, Bradbury, etc. Juniors also went through The Crucible, The Great Gatsby, and Hamlet and the freshmen got the great joy of The Odyssey, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Romeo and Juliet. I do plan to include more choice reading time next year though.

Sevilla is really beautiful. I just visited for a day once, but surely I'll come back some time. But as a city to live as a student I think Granada is better suited, so maybe it was nice that it worked that way for you in the end.

I've never been out of Europe, so I know little about the U.S. but I hope I have the chance to visit some time in the future.

Maybe when I decide to read something from Jane Austen I can start with Emma. But I don't think it's going to be soon. I watched a movie adaptation not long ago and it seemed interesting.

Wow, those are very different choices than what we could read as an assigment for school in Spain. I once tried to read The Great Gatsby but it was the same as with Anna Karenina. I would have love for my tachers to let us choos something more on the line of epic fantasy XD

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On 5/22/2020 at 8:48 AM, Jardius said:

Carole and Tuesday is precisely the last anime I saw. I love it, it's so cute, sweet and uplifting. And I also saw Castlevania. I really like the main characters and their relationship. I only suffer because this last season Adrian is all alone. My wife was so upset about that that she made a fan art.

 

https://illustraterg.tumblr.com/post/613741151242141696/i-just-finished-castlevania-season-3-and-i-just


(If you prefer me to stop sending you links, just say so, I wouldn't want to impose)
 

I haven't watch much lego movies, maybe I'll give them a go. Currently we are rewatching Avatar: Legend of Korra (we finished rewatching Legend of Aang just a couple weeks ago).

 

 oh no worries ! I like her art ! I wish I could be that talented !

Avatar was quite good, but I didn't like is much as all the others we talked about. All times favourite is Full Metal Alchemist ☺️

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On 5/23/2020 at 2:32 AM, Jardius said:

Sevilla is really beautiful. I just visited for a day once, but surely I'll come back some time. But as a city to live as a student I think Granada is better suited, so maybe it was nice that it worked that way for you in the end.

I've never been out of Europe, so I know little about the U.S. but I hope I have the chance to visit some time in the future.

Maybe when I decide to read something from Jane Austen I can start with Emma. But I don't think it's going to be soon. I watched a movie adaptation not long ago and it seemed interesting.

Wow, those are very different choices than what we could read as an assigment for school in Spain. I once tried to read The Great Gatsby but it was the same as with Anna Karenina. I would have love for my tachers to let us choos something more on the line of epic fantasy XD

 

Granada was amazing as a student, especially being so close to a lot of other neat places in Andalucia. I loved it there! I plan to show it off to the hubby and kiddo someday too and see Barcelona for the first time with them (yeah, I know, I should have made it there but I enjoyed southern Spain too much lol).

 

There are lots of neat places to visit in the US and every state is unique in its own way. Missouri is known for the Lake of the Ozarks (google pics, it's pretty).

 

Emma is Austen's longest work....if we want something more digestible as a first approach to Austen I would recommend Lady Susan. It's epistolary (letter between characters). The movie on this one was also hilarious, and the first film I saw by myself in the theater lol.

 

Gatsby picks up around chapter three but the narrator is incredibly unreliable. The film with DeCaprio is actually really close to the text and would be sufficient for understanding the overall plot of the novel.

 

I also wish teachers let us choose novels more often. I mean, I obviously found a bit of passion for the classics thanks to teachers exposing them to me, but it also hindered my journey through epic fantasy series. I never finished reading Lord of the Rings *because* of what one of my English teachers said to me, something along the lines of 'that's not worth reading, read this instead'. I only had one professor in college that was okay with us using any type of fantasy work - he even had The Eye of the World as required reading on his syllabus.

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On 5/23/2020 at 5:56 PM, Hayl3y said:

 

 oh no worries ! I like her art ! I wish I could be that talented !

Avatar was quite good, but I didn't like is much as all the others we talked about. All times favourite is Full Metal Alchemist ☺️

Hahaha, she would tell you it just takes effort. That's what she tells me, even I couldn't draw even the simplest thing.

I think we here have kind of an obssesion with avatar 🤣

I have not seen the "new" FMA series. Just the original anime that doesn't match with the manga. I have the manga at home but I never really finished reading it. I've read the beginning a hundred times, but at some point I was not able to buy more manga and then, a loong time after I buyed the rest of the manga but did not read it since.

Do you think it's better if I just see the new anime?

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On 5/24/2020 at 12:07 PM, Jeannaisais said:

 

Granada was amazing as a student, especially being so close to a lot of other neat places in Andalucia. I loved it there! I plan to show it off to the hubby and kiddo someday too and see Barcelona for the first time with them (yeah, I know, I should have made it there but I enjoyed southern Spain too much lol).

 

There are lots of neat places to visit in the US and every state is unique in its own way. Missouri is known for the Lake of the Ozarks (google pics, it's pretty).

 

Emma is Austen's longest work....if we want something more digestible as a first approach to Austen I would recommend Lady Susan. It's epistolary (letter between characters). The movie on this one was also hilarious, and the first film I saw by myself in the theater lol.

 

Gatsby picks up around chapter three but the narrator is incredibly unreliable. The film with DeCaprio is actually really close to the text and would be sufficient for understanding the overall plot of the novel.

 

I also wish teachers let us choose novels more often. I mean, I obviously found a bit of passion for the classics thanks to teachers exposing them to me, but it also hindered my journey through epic fantasy series. I never finished reading Lord of the Rings *because* of what one of my English teachers said to me, something along the lines of 'that's not worth reading, read this instead'. I only had one professor in college that was okay with us using any type of fantasy work - he even had The Eye of the World as required reading on his syllabus.

 Barcelona is a really nice place, but I prefer the cultural background of Andalucía, or even Toledo. I really like how you can see the misture of the different cultures that developed there.

Wow, Lake of the Ozarks really looks like a nice place! Maybe a little crowded in the summer, I guess? But really nice.

Then Maybe I shouldn't start reading Austee with Emma. I'll check first the Lady Susan movie, thanks n_n

Ig the movie with DiCaprio represents the novel, i think I'm good without trying to read it. Too confusing for my simple tastes ^^u

I also had people saying things like that about books I enjoyed as a kid and teenager but mostly my teachers were happy if you were reading something, anything XD I remember one time I was working in a bookstore event and the owner was like that and even said that kind of things to the clients. I didn't understand his idea of bussiness, shaming his potencial clients about their questions about books he didn't like. But I really enjoyed working in a bookstore even if it was just for a couple of weeks.

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Ok seen some movies and have queen of the damned and a couple other books. But she written so much like over several genres

 

"Gothic fiction, Horror, Erotic literature, Christian fiction, Fantasy"

 

So what else then her famous vampires are worth checking out by Anne Rice? You all read some of the other stuff, is it very simlar or way different.

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23 hours ago, Jardius said:

 Barcelona is a really nice place, but I prefer the cultural background of Andalucía, or even Toledo. I really like how you can see the misture of the different cultures that developed there.

Wow, Lake of the Ozarks really looks like a nice place! Maybe a little crowded in the summer, I guess? But really nice.

Then Maybe I shouldn't start reading Austee with Emma. I'll check first the Lady Susan movie, thanks n_n

Ig the movie with DiCaprio represents the novel, i think I'm good without trying to read it. Too confusing for my simple tastes ^^u

I also had people saying things like that about books I enjoyed as a kid and teenager but mostly my teachers were happy if you were reading something, anything XD I remember one time I was working in a bookstore event and the owner was like that and even said that kind of things to the clients. I didn't understand his idea of bussiness, shaming his potencial clients about their questions about books he didn't like. But I really enjoyed working in a bookstore even if it was just for a couple of weeks.

 

Oh, Toleda was amazing. We got to visit as part of one of our program excursions. I went with Academic Programs International - they were amazing and incredibly helpful all around! I also really enjoyed visiting El Escorial. We also had excursions to Cadiz, a flamenco night (amazing)

 

Yeah - Lake of the Ozarks got mocked a bit after I mentioned that. I'm in Northwest Missouri in one of the cities on the Missouri River. I've done pretty good with staying home except for grocery shopping and the times the school district insisted we go to work (twice per week from mid-March to mid-May, that was....annoying).

 

There's a movie for all of Austen's books. Her writing is decent and I've always enjoyed her style.

 

I finished Monte Cristo. Apparently I had an abridged copy though so will have to read the umabridged edition someday. Watched the film too and that was....frustrating lol I'm now reading the Hobbit and have determined that movie Bilbo was not appropriately preoccupied with food lol

 

 

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On 6/5/2020 at 12:41 PM, Jeannaisais said:

 

Oh, Toleda was amazing. We got to visit as part of one of our program excursions. I went with Academic Programs International - they were amazing and incredibly helpful all around! I also really enjoyed visiting El Escorial. We also had excursions to Cadiz, a flamenco night (amazing)

 

Yeah - Lake of the Ozarks got mocked a bit after I mentioned that. I'm in Northwest Missouri in one of the cities on the Missouri River. I've done pretty good with staying home except for grocery shopping and the times the school district insisted we go to work (twice per week from mid-March to mid-May, that was....annoying).

 

There's a movie for all of Austen's books. Her writing is decent and I've always enjoyed her style.

 

I finished Monte Cristo. Apparently I had an abridged copy though so will have to read the umabridged edition someday. Watched the film too and that was....frustrating lol I'm now reading the Hobbit and have determined that movie Bilbo was not appropriately preoccupied with food lol

 

 

It's really nice you could visit so many places in Spain! I'm glad you still want to come back.

I didn't see the news about people in the Ozarks during the pandemic until now you mentioned it. I just google it and went to see the pictures. As my searches are set in Spain by default, I usually cannot see news from other places if they are not more in mainstream international media. I should changed that because usually we are used to live and know just our very small portion of the world.

Anyway, it doesn't sound like a good move to force you to go to work when you probably were able to work from home. How are things now?

Here you can go out more now, and most people do, but some people seem to have gotten used to go out as little as possible and do so right now (me among them). Now is mandatory to own and wear respiratory protection at all times you cannot keep 2 meters distance with everyone else.

The Lady Susan movie I found is too recent (2016) and it's called Love & Friendship; I guess it's a new version?

What  Montecristo movie did you watch? I've been watching the one with Gerard Depardieu all my life (they put it in public TV each year in Spain). I have not read the book yet, but I really enjoy this movie version (I'm sure is not too good, but I'm so used to it since I was a kid that I really like it). I especially like the rol of Bertuccio in this one.

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8 hours ago, Jardius said:

It's really nice you could visit so many places in Spain! I'm glad you still want to come back.

I didn't see the news about people in the Ozarks during the pandemic until now you mentioned it. I just google it and went to see the pictures. As my searches are set in Spain by default, I usually cannot see news from other places if they are not more in mainstream international media. I should changed that because usually we are used to live and know just our very small portion of the world.

Anyway, it doesn't sound like a good move to force you to go to work when you probably were able to work from home. How are things now?

Here you can go out more now, and most people do, but some people seem to have gotten used to go out as little as possible and do so right now (me among them). Now is mandatory to own and wear respiratory protection at all times you cannot keep 2 meters distance with everyone else.

The Lady Susan movie I found is too recent (2016) and it's called Love & Friendship; I guess it's a new version?

What  Montecristo movie did you watch? I've been watching the one with Gerard Depardieu all my life (they put it in public TV each year in Spain). I have not read the book yet, but I really enjoy this movie version (I'm sure is not too good, but I'm so used to it since I was a kid that I really like it). I especially like the rol of Bertuccio in this one.

Yep, keeping our fingers crossed for a June 2021 visit! 

And with the civil unrest here now, Lake of the Ozarks is definitely yesterday's news.

I'm home full time for summer break now, won't have to return to work until August. Places are starting to open back up and I'm hoping pools will open soon as well so I can take the kiddo and not be cooped up inside all summer!

That would be the correct Lady Susan film!

And we watched the version where Jim Caviezel portrays Edmond Dantes. 

 

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On 6/7/2020 at 5:23 PM, Jeannaisais said:

Yep, keeping our fingers crossed for a June 2021 visit! 

And with the civil unrest here now, Lake of the Ozarks is definitely yesterday's news.

I'm home full time for summer break now, won't have to return to work until August. Places are starting to open back up and I'm hoping pools will open soon as well so I can take the kiddo and not be cooped up inside all summer!

That would be the correct Lady Susan film!

And we watched the version where Jim Caviezel portrays Edmond Dantes. 

 

Social distancing and isolation can be tricky for everyone, but I guess It's a lot more difficult and challenging when you have kids.

I really did not like that movie version of Montecristo. I definetely have to read the book n_n

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On 6/16/2020 at 3:54 AM, Jardius said:

Social distancing and isolation can be tricky for everyone, but I guess It's a lot more difficult and challenging when you have kids.

I really did not like that movie version of Montecristo. I definetely have to read the book n_n

And all the other readers of the book tell me that you MUST read the unabridged edition. I was informed of this about 80% of the way through reading an abridged copy.

 

And yes, it has been tricky navigating social distancing with a 3year old. He doesn't get it. He loves giving family hugs but, thankfully, not as quick on the draw with complete strangers lol

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