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Robert Konerka
further down the Spiral
(11/30/02 5:57:10 pm)
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Robert Konerka/Jurgen Marz fallout
Umm, it's nice to be alive. Don't you think, Rado ?

Edited by: Robert Konerka at: 11/30/02 5:58:22 pm
WellHelmut
shambler
(11/30/02 5:59:30 pm)
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JA
Ja, ich denke so. Und meine Deutsch sucks !

Rado
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 6:01:34 pm)
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Re: JA
Well, I'm not sure mr Marz, I have never been dead before. And, Helmut, your "deutsch" more than just sucks. Good think there weren't any "deutsch" speakers on the board.

Robert Konerka
further down the Spiral
(11/30/02 6:02:36 pm)
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Re: Robert Konerka/Jurgen Marz fallout
You guys care to merge already ?

WellHelmut
shambler
(11/30/02 6:03:43 pm)
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GUTE IDEE
Das ist eine gute idee !

WellHelmut
shambler
(11/30/02 6:05:06 pm)
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GUTE IDEE
Ich finde, das ist eine gute idee !

Robert Konerka
further down the Spiral
(11/30/02 6:06:43 pm)
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double post
Am i having those dellusions that Rado wrote into me again, or did you just double posted, my dear German friend ?

Rado
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 6:10:30 pm)
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merging
ROBERT KONERKA

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JURGEN MARZ

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HELMUT BRAUN (also known as WellHelmut)

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RADEK SMEKTALA (also knownas Rado/the author)

present

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Rado
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 6:27:48 pm)
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some explaining
some thoughts I wanted to turn into words:

- I was real happy to make some of you believe in Jurgen. The idea came to me somewhere around day three, when I was a little too deep in describing Prossland (sic) as a witch/communist/necromancers/nazi/unreal country. It was all just a matter of timing.

- Kame, I loved your support - the Sadako with box'o'chocolates thing was so @#%$ hilarious, I just couldn't get myself to continue the story. Also, Helmut suggests that you seemed to 'dig' it, but modesty doesn't let me believe him. (and my English is rather bad, by the way)

- I would also like to thank AngryVortex. I could sense a tongue-in-cheek attitude, but you being worried helped to add some realism to the story.

- Some of you may not know (because Day 0 was in some other post), that both Konerka and Marz didn't experience those things because they saw the movie. They saw the cursed tape itself.

- What was up with Inteferon ? I thought he was the only person who was actually reading this, and then he suddenly disappeared. Strange.

- As a side note - I was writing all of it in real time, usually not knowing myself what will happen next. My inspiration came from the fact that I indeed saw the cursed (promo) tape. One week ago. At midnight. But I'm alive.

[and here comes my trademark, thought provoking last line]

Or am I ... ?

[that was self irony, of course - i do not intend to create one hundred personalities to keep the story going ;) ]

Saul
manipulator of the Virus
(11/30/02 6:35:34 pm)
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Re: some explaining
well i feel pretty cheated you aren't dead, i want my money back!

Death smiles upon man... As a man, all I can do is smile back.

Rado
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 6:39:41 pm)
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i AM dead
Marz is killed by either Sadko or the pills. Or the flu itself.

Konerka was just denied further existence.

Life is brutal and full of zasadzkas, and sometimes kopas w dupas.

inteferon
everyone will suffer
(11/30/02 7:06:05 pm)
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Re: i AM dead
Well, 'Bob' - seemed like you weren't keen on me running interference, so I gave myself the old heave-ho. I figured you had it coming.... ;)

Rado
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 7:12:47 pm)
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reply
Umm, I didn't mind you interfering, but you dwelled too deep into geography. Still though, you made the story seem really interactive. Thanks anyway !

inteferon
everyone will suffer
(11/30/02 7:22:06 pm)
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Re: reply
I was trying to give you a hint to re-locate to a real country. It would have been a more effective tale if people weren't getting caught up wondering about what planet you're from instead of the matter at hand. Cardinal rule of good writing (if I remember the class material) is write what you know about. Unless you're Ray Bradbury, heh.

Rado
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 7:29:11 pm)
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to SamaraMorgan
Dear Samara "Sadako's slave" Morgan. I'm honored that you visited "Seven Days of Robert Konerka' thread and had thrown a few pennies to the story. I spoke with Jurgen a short while before his unfortunate demise. He told me, that he is sure it's Sadako who will take him. "Why ?" I asked him, suprised by his knowledge. "Because she finds me cute. She even gave me some choclolates in a heart-shaped box."

I'm sure they are happy together now ...

Somewhere over the rainbow ...

Of course, you shouldn't forget about your Korean counterpart. You know, the hot/shower-scene/male-genitalia Sadako. She was very jealous about Jurgen. Though she seems to get along with Bob. Well, you see, we have this one, big happy family here. Come visit us on christmas - we will have one seat ready.

Rado
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 7:37:48 pm)
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Inteferon
Actually, I live in a post-communist, formerly pagan, central Europe country called Poland. And we had Ring here before Uk and the rest of Europe. And at the same time, there is japanesse Ring playing in some cinemas. Only lie was about cinempatography. Because polish movies usually suck. And that's why I taken it upon myself to be a director. And one that makes cinema what it should be - entertainment. Because everyone wants movies to be so artsy, and artsy movies are good only, when they are done good. Donnie Darko, Vanilla Sky - those movies aren't pretentious. And Ring is merely a popcorn flick (in it's american release). But those movies give you genuine emotions. Even Spidey - exciting, good looking, funny. A popcorn flick. But a good one. It will stay in people minds much longer than Worm's Bowels: Dictionography of a Modern Man.

"This movie was boring and made no sense"

"You just didn't get it ! It's real art"

Rado
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 7:53:06 pm)
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thinking man's cinema
By the way - maybe it's not the right place to discuss it, baut as a cinema lover i just wanted to share with you a certain thought.

Have you ever noticed how those mind-@#%$ movies like Vanilla Sky, Darko, Jacob's Ladder or Thirteen Floor just didnn't seem to do well during their theathrical runs in US. It's like the only person allowed to do piece-it-yourself movies is David Lynch.

It's strange, because Abre los Ojos for example was a smash hit in Spain (and i mean a SMASH HIT). It even had some cult following in States. But Vanilla was such a failure.

Maybe it has something to do with the marketing. Nobody knew what Vanilla Sky was from the trailers, but the trailer itself was top-notch, so it probably had something to with genreless-nes of this movie. Darko seemed to be some straight-2-video teen thriller @#%$ (and the DVD said, heh, "in the traditions of Stir of Echoes and Final Destination") in the ads. Thirteen Floor didn't have any advertising at all, and i'm afraid taht when Jacob came out, it was just too early for such movies.

Look at 6th sense. It was said to be just "da best horror movie ever". And people dug it. I think it was much more than that, a multi-layered psychological movie. But no, the marketing guys said, "it's the best horror ever" and it selled.

What do you think ?

Saul
manipulator of the Virus
(11/30/02 8:18:35 pm)
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Re: to SamaraMorgan
Quote:
He told me, that he is sure it's Sadako who will take him. "Why ?" I asked him, suprised by his knowledge. "Because she finds me cute. She even gave me some choclolates in a heart-shaped box."

I'm sure they are happy together now ...

Somewhere over the rainbow ...


Nooo!! she loves me i tell ya!

Death smiles upon man... As a man, all I can do is smile back.

inteferon
everyone will suffer
(11/30/02 8:39:51 pm)
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Re: thinking man's cinema
I like all kinds of movies, and I have tolerance for even the worst movies (that are so bad that they're good). But I gotta tell you, Vanilla Sky was singularly the biggest piece of sh!t that I ever saw. I always sit through a movie to the bitter end - even though it may be bad - because something redeeming may happen. In the case of this movie, it's the first time in my life that I was flicking my lighter to check my watch every five minutes past half way mark. And it didn't get any better. Is this another one of your games?

Rado
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 8:47:01 pm)
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oh thanks
Thanks for reminding me of another such movie - Fincher's The Game. It wasn't too much of a succes too, was it ? But Fight Club did well, and that's a good sign.

inteferon
everyone will suffer
(11/30/02 9:13:56 pm)
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Re: oh thanks
I thought Fight Club was excellent. I'd be happy to discuss movies with any one who's interested, but unless it's got something to do with The Ring, we should move these conversations to the Open Topic forum.

Edited by: inteferon at: 11/30/02 9:14:35 pm
SSJPabs 
further down the Spiral
(12/1/02 11:11:33 pm)
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Re: oh thanks
Well just like to say, great job with the fanfic/short story. Took me a while to piece together what happened because I've been gone for 3 days (although I did wonder what happened to "Robert" while I was viewing the movie the second time!)

And didn't Fincher follow up Fight Club (which was great, all though Pahlaniuk's book "Invisible Monsters" was better IMHO) with Panic Room which was midly entertaining but mostly dull?


PS: Reason I never really wanted to see Vanilla Sky was because it just didn't look very interesting to me. And also, after I learned about it, it just seemed to much like The Matrix to me, and you know, I hate The Matrix.

PPS: What do you think of Stanislaw Lem since Solaris (based on the Russian movie more than the book) is out in the US?

inteferon
the chosen infected
(12/1/02 11:14:54 pm)
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Re: oh thanks
SSJPAbs: Just as a matter of interest, the movie discussions have moved to this thread: pub70.ezboard.com/ftherin...=643.topic

Rado
Sadako slave
(12/2/02 6:26:14 pm)
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I'm back
Sorry I couldn't answer - I was (and technically still am) very busy lately.

I'll be visitng this new thread now, if you still want to discuss movies (other than Ring).

Oh and Kame, do you want to work on my story yourself, or should i rewrite it and send straight to J. ?