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Nick
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Dorset UK
Favourite genre of music: Blue tabletop handbag pumpkins or salted fillets of chairleg
Favourite photographer: At the moment...she knows who she is
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: Nano...black
Skin of choice: My son's
Favourite cartoon character: Scooby Doo
Personal Quote: I love stuff
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  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: Champagne Supernova
  • Reading: Papa Jons menu
  • Watching: Firefly boxed set
  • Playing: Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Eating: Chocky Digestives
  • Drinking: Triple Espresso
It's been a while.

Over the years I have seen many a film. Some would say too many (my wife..for one). However, with the advent of video and DVD's it has become even easier to keep up with the latest releases. blah blah blah....

The reason for this small entry is that it is not very often a film has a massive impact on me. In fact, I don't think other than entertainment a film has ever had an impact on me at all....a subject for debate possibly. That was until I watched 'Hostel'.

Now, I am a fan of the horror genre and have seen loads of tripe over the last 28 years or so. But some are much more entertaining than others, largely by virtue of plot rather than gore or by expedient use of humour.

Hostel is a film that disturbed me greatly. So much so that I had to watch the extras on the DVD just to placate my brain, to make sure I knew in my head that this was 'only' a film.

It's not the gore but rather the basic premise of what the story is based on.

I won't spoil, but if anyone has seen this film and wants to comment, please do. For those of you that haven't seen it...and have stong constitutions, I would suggest seeing it, if only to use it as a gauge by wich other films in the genre can be measured.

Further to this, I saw 'Severance' last night...similar in geographical location to 'Hostel' (those poor eastern europeans...I can see the tourist industry dying before it starts), gory in part..but very funny.

I'd be interested in anything anyone has to say.

TTFN

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ellekayyoubilly Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Nick - I do love your random twiterings - they remind me of the morning chorus - pure refreshment - a bit like a glass of lemon barley water and a Mr Kiplings fondant fancy. Actually not too keen on Fondant Fancies - prefer his Almond Slices myself - I see you more of a jam tart or fruit pie man, Do you remember those individual fruit pies you could bye – they were good – can one still get those – dunno – but well they seem far more you, but of course I could be talking out of my well worn, so therefore shiny seat of my pants. Pants as in trousers you realise – I am not American – I am in fact from ‘tother side of moon (that was my northern accent – did you like it?)

Anyway back to your informative drivel – You do sound a marvellous chap Nick – can we all bow down and tickle your toes with out eyelashes – you would like mine – occasionally they are sparkly, but not too often as sometimes the sparkles can get in your eye and cause immense pain which is most unpleasant..

I myself have not seen hostel – actually that is a lie as I have seen it in shops – on shelves, and in fact we do have a copy but I have not actually watched the contents as played on my dvd player. That is a lie – I have just remembered (can it be a lie if I forgot it – or is it just an oversight – is an oversight the same as a lie – I personally don’t think it should be – what is your take on this Nick? Perhaps you don’t lie – or maybe you are just one big oversight – or maybe just maybe you are the complete truth – YOU Nick are the meaning of life! - Yes that’s it – its all clear now) Anyway – yes it was (lets call it a fib shall we) I did watch the start of Hostel but got really rather bored as nothing much happened so gave up and watched the Sound of Music instead – Now there’s a film and a half, but what I want to know is what happened when they ran out of curtains – did those poor children have to sing to the millions butt-naked – cos that is just wrong. Hate that film now – my entire view of it has been tainted and I shall have to sell my nun suit on ebay and refuse to go to the next sing-a-long that comes my way. My social life is now at a low ebb. So please cheer me up with more of your witty banter Nick – you are all I have to live for now – Oh and of course Kinder Happy Hippos – they are just lush!
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version-3-point-1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
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thesinisterpenguin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
we still loves you nick! :hug:
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iquis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007   Filmographer
If you have Golden Retriever and you want join to Deviantart Golden Retriever Club you send note to and join:wave:
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EldorGemst Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
:bow: for the :+devwatch: on my :gallery:.

I'm glad you like my work!

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Altered-State Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
Sorry I didn't hang around to have a chat.

I was not only impressed by the work, but also by the book at LuLu. I'd like to talk to you about that at some later stage if I may.

Plus, you are lucky enough to live in Montreal ...

Merci pour toutes les images, bonne journee!
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thesinisterpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
thank you for the favourite sir! :D
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pinkcookie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
:faint: why did you buy me a sub?
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Dreena Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Good gallery !! :aww:
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GIR-Prototype Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Thanks for the devwatch.
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