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DVD Days Doomed?

It seems as though the theoretically popular DVD Days suggested a week ago have garnered very little interest indeed. Sim reckons she can drag up a few attendees for the Red Vs. Blue Day and Mad John is keen as well, and I know Dan would like to see Pitch Black sometime. But no one else on the IMAGinewS group has reacted to the idea at all. Is something up? Is the e-mail not getting through? Is the malaise that’s generally set in getting to everyone else as well? Or do you just want me to pick a day so you can check your calendars? (I did specify a week range for Pitch Black, but even that didn’t seem to drum up so much as a “sorry, too busy”.)

Speaking of the general malaise, Turn O-P of the Whisperes at War has been extended. I will confess to being slack when it comes to my entries, although part of the problem this turn can be chalked up to a virus scare and an Internet outage.

Vickie and I didn’t go and see Van Helsing last Sunday as planned. When we got to the top of the escalators leading to Greater Union Hornsby, Vickie was surprised to see all the kids milling around for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. After I assured her that the film was indeed screening, well, that was it for Van Helsing. We had to wait a little longer to get into a session where we had a chance of nabbing a decent seat, but it was fun to watch! Quite enjoyable indeed; I remember reading a review that thought this one was actually a better movie than the last two, and I do tend to agree.

I also managed to get Tim a copy of Battlefield 1942 yesterday (he still owes me $44 for it), so hopefully, Dad’s Army’s Wednes[DA] will be one man stronger soon!

Today, Vickie and I are going to get stuck into some housework (the computer room needs a thorough tidying up) followed by a good thorough Shadows of Undrentidying this evening. Sometime this weekend, I also might polish off the notes I have for one new article and a re-write of an existing article. I also have some notes for the next Corsairs session that I want to compile.

Madam Lash’s smoke problem has resisted the bottle of Nulon Stop Smoke I dumped into the engine, so she’s booked in for a service on Friday. Fingers crossed the problem can be fixed – and won’t cost too much; we're nearly broke again as it is.

Old Comments

Well, you did put a contact me if you are interested condition on video nights...
I don't want to watch pitch black, but still very keen for red vs blue.
I can't make it on the 17th July though.

Posted by: Lauren at June 21, 2004 04:15 PM

Well, yeah, but I wasn't really expecting that much sheer lack of interest. I mean, my interests aren't *that* uninteresting, are they? Does throwing a DVD in make popping over to see us *that* much of a chore? Would I really get a better response if I just announced an open house on Saturday week, come one, come all?

Posted by: IMAGinES at June 21, 2004 06:34 PM

Yes, actually.
I don't want y'all to know that suspense/thriller movies wierd me out. I dont' want to inflict wierded out Sim on anyone.
Open house though...?
I'm in.

(especially if there will be devilled eggs)

Posted by: Lauren at June 21, 2004 06:46 PM

I am also finding that my University-attending friends have very little time for anything other than preparing assesments, prototypes, pages of text and for exams.
Could that be a reason?

Posted by: Lauren at June 21, 2004 06:54 PM

Heh heh! You know, Sim, I can't help but wonder why *you're* weighing in on this when I mentioned you as one of the "keen" people! (Not for Pitch Black, of course, but still...)

As for the Devilled Eggs Open House - I think that'll have to wait a month or two.

And thanks for the heads-up on the uni situation; I know at least two people who are under exam pressure at the moment.

Posted by: IMAGinES at June 21, 2004 07:32 PM
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