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general furry discussion / Re: The world of Redwall.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on Today at 11:04:06 am »
While we have the odd escaped colony of skunks, neither they nor groundhogs are native to the UK, and the odd escaped lot are not common by any means. Whereas we do have native lizards and snakes.

Thanks for the info Loc.. Good reason for not encluding them. 

Personally I found the video series enjoyable, but I hadn't read the books first. I agree
not following the story line harms the videos for those who have read the story first.
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general furry discussion / Re: The world of Redwall.
« Last post by Loc on Today at 10:28:40 am »
While we have the odd escaped colony of skunks, neither they nor groundhogs are native to the UK, and the odd escaped lot are not common by any means. Whereas we do have native lizards and snakes.
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general furry discussion / Re: The world of Redwall.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on Today at 10:25:41 am »
I have read almost all of the series. One should remember the stories are
meant for young people. So one should expect the plots to be easier for
kids to follow.

Brian must have loved food.  :D  The big thing the creatures that lived in the
Redwall abby loved is food. It made sense as creatures in the wild generally
don't have a lot to eat. I think Brian had kids in mind with all the sweets he
wrote about. I imagine the creatures would have been fat and toothless with
all that sugar. LOL.

I don't know if Britain has any Skunks, or Ground hogs as he never encluded
them that I remembered. Good beasts were mice, badgers, hares, otters,
moles, squirrels, shrews, birds, and others. Lots  of villains, rats, foxes, martans,
stoats, wildcats, water rats, birds, fish, snakes, lizards and others.

He usually encluded a puzzle or riddle in the stories. I am sure those added
to the enjoyment of the stories.

Redwall is for the young at heart. Even someone my age can enjoy the stories
if you allow yourself to leave reality. Actually the stories are well written. One
could change from animals to humans and they would be a good read for young
people.

I reccomend the Redwall stories for anyone who loves animals and advanture
stories from the middle ages. Swords, daggers, spears, slings and arrows, oh my.

Some do feel the stories tend to be repetitious. Yes they do follow similar plots, but
I think Brian did keep the series interesting. He used different lead characters in most
of the books.

I did enjoy the series and plan to read them again. :orbunny:
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Trump Day 128
Our man Trump has been bragging on how much he accomplished with
his trip. He failed to mention what he said in Israel about his giving
info provided by Israel, who didn't approve it. He failed to mention that
he bullied the other members of Nato, and in the G7. I don't think Trump
is the president of Nato even though he acted like it. Several members
(allies by the way) were insulted by Trumps actions.

We need better relations with our allies not worse. Leaders of other
countries are not going to let Trump lead them by the nose. I understand
Germany has little confidence in Trump. The Baltics who have been there
to help us in wars were insulted by Trump. Putin must be grinning from
ear to ear.

Trump enjoyed how he was treated in Saudi Arabia. A country that spends
billions spreading radical islam, and has been for over 40 years. It's very
likely they were behind the 911 attack, or at least supported those who did
it. The Saudi's are scared to death that they will be over thrown if they don't
push conservative Islam. Trump has claimed he doesn't like radical Islam so
why treat the Saudi's like friends. He had complained that Clinton took money
from the Saudi's because of the things they do to their people. Isn't it odd
he accepted a large donation from them even though he didn't think Clinton
should. Trump only needed to be diplomatic, not cozy up to them. Just more
of Trumps Hypocrisy.

Trump is calling reports by the major media fake, or made up stories. Does
he really think the people of america are going to accept his word when he
lies all the time. Perhaps his supporters and GOP want to believe his lies, but
I don't. I have seen the news media tell half truths, or even spin, but I haven't
seen any outright lies. If they did it would catch up with them. Lies end up
needing even more lies. If the major media makes a mistake they correct it.

Trump never admits making a mistake. He is perfect, and smart. In reality
he is foolish and ignorant because he thinks he knows everything.

GOP
The GOP is calling the attempt to setup a secure channel to Russia vis the
Russian ambassador nothing to be worried about. Even though no other
president has tried such a thing GOP or DEM. How long will the GOP stall
and try to cover Trumps problems?  I suppose as long as Trumps supporters
do. I can only say they are walking a knife edge. If Trump falls out of favor
the GOP will fall with him.

I wonder if the working  class really wants the owners of Walmarts to get a 52
billion dollar tax cut? While cutting medicaid for  children, disabled, and the
elderly. We aren't talking about lazy people getting aid, but people who can't
help them selves except to suffer and die. I say SHAME on the GOP, and those
who support such a thing. SHAME SHAME SHAME.

Trump will lie to the bitter end. If he doesn't go to jail he will be on TV claiming
the presidency was stolen from him by the fake media.

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foodie furs / Soup kitchens.
« Last post by Kaiden on May 27, 2017, 08:28:28 pm »
Have you ever eaten or volunteered at one?

Due to financial stress, I recently gave in and ate at one, it's a place where they serve everyone, I'm not sure how other ones are.

The place is called The lords diner, and is ran by a Catholic ministry, it's about the size of a small restaurant, it's only open for two hours.

I went in and signed in, which is just really a few questions for data, such as race, age, and gender.

It was nice, the volunteers were very nice, and they have random meals, but this time it was an apple, some kind of broccoli/potato soup, green beans, a bag of chips, something random from QT (Chicken salad wraps), and a brownie (but you can choose a cookie instead if you want), tonight was a taco salad and a brownie.

Plus water, tea, or coffee with a few refills.

There was one person who had the nerve to complain about not being served tea, he even started cussing a little, the nerve of some people!

Not to mention he was upset that all they had was a chicken wrap instead of a sandwich, and no soup.

I'm sitting there thinking "C'mon man, are you serious? You aren't even paying a dime for this meal! You have no right to complain, be thankful it's not one small bowl of soup and then being told to get out."

Thankfully I saw my uncle there so it was less awkward, not to mention the weird guy cussing and complaining left shortly after.

I'll admit, I had to swallow my pride at first, but in reality, nobody's above free food.

Plus, I shouldn't have had that kind of attitude when the churches I've gone to have fed the congregation after, usually for free.

Meh, I'll tell you this though, once I get back on my feet I'm going to volunteer there, and donate when I can.

I kinda wanna make a list, but doing a simple search will do the trick.
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news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on May 27, 2017, 08:23:00 am »
Trump Day 127
Our man Trump's son n law is reported to asking the Russian
ambassador for a secure line to the Russian government. To
keep it private. Perhaps it was just lack of experience or
was it intentionally wanting to keep a converstation secret
from the US government. I think if you or I had done this we
would looking at prison time. So it will be interesting to
see what happens. His security clearance should be pulled if
nothing else.

I imagine Trump will make excuses for his son n law. Though
there may be some back room teling him to be more careful.

This and other business the Trump administration has had with
Russia screams secracy. So what are they trying to hide? Is it
just money matters, or if it's something illegal like money
laundering? The federal country club jail may have some new
members. I am not sure even the GOP would try to protect all
those envolved.

Congressional investiaating committees are asking for all papers
from the Trump administration all the way back to the beginning
of the Trump campaign. Even though the GOP is still trying to
stall and make excuses with each new suspision.

During the Nato meeting Trump elbowed his way to the front sso
he could be seen during a press briefing. Treating other members
with a lack of respect. He should have made clear we would stand
with the other members if attacked, but he didn't. Nato stood with
us after 911 by goint to Afganistan and fighting along side our
troops. Was this because of Trumps connection with Russia? Only
Trump can say.

Trumps supporters might like his bluster, but respect is the name of
the game when talking to other countries. Especially those who are
our friends. Trump needs to learn this.

Trump continues to hide from the press. His claims the press is
bad is unamerican. His supporters should want to know what Trump
is up to. Not just say I am sure he is doing a good job. Trump should
have denouced the attack on the reporter by the GOP canidate in
Montana. People want their freedom os peech. They should demand
accountability from thos in government. The GOP never has liked the
press because they see it as affiliated with the left or democrats.



GOP
Is the GOP like Nero who fiddled while Rome burned? Seems like they
don't care what Trump does as long as they can cut taxes for their
very rich supporters.

GOP supporters may think attacking the press is a good thing. I think
they would feel differently if they had to accept new laws out of the
blue. With no acccountability.

The press shouldn't be expected to spin news to make one party or the
other look good, but the GOP thinks they should for them and not the
democrats. When they don't the GOP attacks the press verbally and  even
physically.

Without a free press president Nixon would have gotten away with his
obstruction of justice . Perhaps those in the GOP think he should have
gotten away  with it. I don't know, but if we allow our leaders to break
the law it will lead to anarchy.

I want to thank those of our military for their service and sacrifice
on this comming Memorial day.
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furry greetings / Re: I'm Back!
« Last post by Michen_S on May 27, 2017, 06:11:13 am »
Welcome back! Always nice to see a member returning.
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furry greetings / Re: *On Hiatus*
« Last post by Michen_S on May 27, 2017, 06:10:31 am »
I hope you'll be able to become active again soon.
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general furry discussion / Re: The world of Redwall.
« Last post by Loc on May 26, 2017, 11:24:06 pm »
Read all the books. Absolutely loved them. Remain one of my favourite series. Don't own the books any more - My parents gave them away when I moved to uni.
Seen the first series of the TV show. Honestly didn't think it was that great. Too many deviations from the book. Alright if you hadn't read the books, but not amazing if you were a huge fan of them.
Not really fussed if they make a film of it or not. I doubt it will happen though.
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general furry discussion / The world of Redwall.
« Last post by Kobuk on May 26, 2017, 08:51:08 pm »
Any Redwall fans here? Raise your paw.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redwall



I tried to get started into the Redwall book series long ago, but it didn't last very long. I had 4-5 books, but didn't get very far in reading them.  :( Maybe at some point in the future, I'll try to get back into them again if I can.

For now though, I recently checked out the complete Seasons 1, 2, and 3 of the Redwall animated tv series from my local library and have been watching that. Seasons 1 and 2 are done, so now I just have #3 left to watch.

Anybody else a fan of Redwall? Have you read all the books and/or watched the tv series? What are your thoughts? What are your favorite books, stories, characters, etc.?

And here's something interesting I just read tonight:

http://www.slashfilm.com/redwall-movie-series/
https://moviepilot.com/posts/3791567

I don't know about anybody else, but I am particuarly interested in seeing feature length movies made of the Redwall and Mattimeo books. And if successful, I think more movie adaptations could be done with other book titles. Only companies I can think of that could produce a movie series like this might be Disney and/or Pixar. And the animation/CGI would need to be spectacuarly photorealistic too.
In my opinion, Redwall is long overdue to be made into a film series. In an age where all Hollywood cares about is reboot, reboot, and more reboots, or making more "sequels and prequels", I think Redwall would offer some fresh new storytelling to audiences everywhere.  :) I would certainly rather see a new Redwall movie instead of another Fast and Furious #10 movie or another Jurassic Park #5 movie, etc., etc.  :P
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