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Re: Woman trades someone else's kids for bird
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2009, 07:21:25 PM »

o_O'

omg, Sethie, are you referring to the story, or the 'bear?

Eh, a little of both.  ^-^

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Re: Woman trades someone else's kids for bird
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2009, 02:19:26 AM »

it reminds me of something that happened to a friend of a friend of mine.......... apparently he traded the families only cow,
which they relied on for milk, for a bunch of so called magic beans.
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Re: Woman trades someone else's kids for bird
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2009, 07:08:11 PM »

it reminds me of something that happened to a friend of a friend of mine.......... apparently he traded the families only cow,
which they relied on for milk, for a bunch of so called magic beans.
What the hell was he smoking? Magic beans, pfft. Next he'll be saying he's got a hen that lays golden eggs.
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Re: Woman trades someone else's kids for bird
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2009, 08:35:46 PM »

it reminds me of something that happened to a friend of a friend of mine.......... apparently he traded the families only cow,
which they relied on for milk, for a bunch of so called magic beans.
What the hell was he smoking? Magic beans, pfft. Next he'll be saying he's got a hen that lays golden eggs.

*pulls collar*  Oh dear.

*shoves her Mirror Mirror on the wall out of sight*
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Re: Woman trades someone else's kids for bird
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2009, 09:18:13 PM »

it reminds me of something that happened to a friend of a friend of mine.......... apparently he traded the families only cow,
which they relied on for milk, for a bunch of so called magic beans.
What the hell was he smoking? Magic beans, pfft. Next he'll be saying he's got a hen that lays golden eggs.

*pulls collar*  Oh dear.

*shoves her Mirror Mirror on the wall out of sight*
Actually, he went into law enforcement.  He's now D.I. Spratt of the Reading P.D.'s
NCD (Nursery Crimes Division), assisted by the able D.S. Mary.  (I can't make this up...)
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Re: Woman trades someone else's kids for bird
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2009, 09:19:42 PM »

it reminds me of something that happened to a friend of a friend of mine.......... apparently he traded the families only cow,
which they relied on for milk, for a bunch of so called magic beans.
What the hell was he smoking? Magic beans, pfft. Next he'll be saying he's got a hen that lays golden eggs.

*pulls collar*  Oh dear.

*shoves her Mirror Mirror on the wall out of sight*
Actually, he went into law enforcement.  He's now D.I. Spratt of the Reading P.D.'s
NCD (Nursery Crimes Division), assisted by the able D.S. Mary.  (I can't make this up...)

That is ridiculously cute.  I want that book.
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Re: Woman trades someone else's kids for bird
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2009, 09:24:14 PM »

neil gaiman wrote a story with a very similar theme many years ago..... and also there is a pretty good graphic novel series about exiled faerytale characters in the modern world
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Re: Woman trades someone else's kids for bird
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2009, 09:25:37 PM »

it reminds me of something that happened to a friend of a friend of mine.......... apparently he traded the families only cow,
which they relied on for milk, for a bunch of so called magic beans.
What the hell was he smoking? Magic beans, pfft. Next he'll be saying he's got a hen that lays golden eggs.

*pulls collar*  Oh dear.

*shoves her Mirror Mirror on the wall out of sight*
Actually, he went into law enforcement.  He's now D.I. Spratt of the Reading P.D.'s
NCD (Nursery Crimes Division), assisted by the able D.S. Mary.  (I can't make this up...)

That is ridiculously cute.  I want that book.
I can honestly say that J. Fforde's work is an amazing combination of wit and readability.
He's incredibly clever, and occasionally you have to go back and re-read a bit...  then laugh
hysterically for a few minutes, but he's not so clever that you won't get the gags.

Also, it frequently seems that he delibrately writes things that can not possibly ever be
translated to motion picture format.
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Re: Woman trades someone else's kids for bird
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2009, 09:39:35 AM »

Also, it frequently seems that he delibrately writes things that can not possibly ever be
translated to motion picture format.
I think that's more due to his stance on the matter, than any lack of trying on the movie people's part:
Quote from: Jasper Fforde
This is the short answer: "If I don't direct them, they don't get made." I spent nearly 20 years in the movies so know a little bit about them, and I'm not having my work made into a cinematic farrago of the highest order by someone else. That's my job. Put another way: "I'd rather they weren't made than made wrong" or from a purely selfish perspective: "I wouldn't make them for the money, I'd make them for the fun - and if I can't have any fun I'm going home and taking my football with me."
And I guess I'd have to agree with him, especially considering how awesome his books are and what a hash could potentially be made of them as films.

Oh, and here's Neil Gaiman's take on the nursery rhyme/detective thing: The Case of Four and Twenty Blackbirds.
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Re: Woman trades someone else's kids for bird
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2009, 09:12:58 PM »

Also, it frequently seems that he delibrately writes things that can not possibly ever be
translated to motion picture format.
I think that's more due to his stance on the matter, than any lack of trying on the movie people's part:
Quote from: Jasper Fforde
This is the short answer: "If I don't direct them, they don't get made." I spent nearly 20 years in the movies so know a little bit about them, and I'm not having my work made into a cinematic farrago of the highest order by someone else. That's my job. Put another way: "I'd rather they weren't made than made wrong" or from a purely selfish perspective: "I wouldn't make them for the money, I'd make them for the fun - and if I can't have any fun I'm going home and taking my football with me."
And I guess I'd have to agree with him, especially considering how awesome his books are and what a hash could potentially be made of them as films.
I hadn't seen that quote...
I still can't see how some of his passages could possibly be filmed. (I'm thinking, as an example
of the fast-dialogue method for revealing fictional characters, if you remember that bit.)

However, I'm fairly sure he is a genius (having created the whole thing and all), so maybe it is
possible.
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