The Lady and the Reaper

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Postby kakaze » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:55 pm

This reminded me of Terry's Death character:

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:31 pm

:lol: Very good!
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Postby theoldlibrarian » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:35 pm

:D :D :D
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:00 pm

Excellent - a three headed poodle lends a whole new terror to death :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:01 pm

Rather good :lol:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Postby kakaze » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:47 am

Doughnut Jimmy wrote:Excellent - a three headed poodle lends a whole new terror to death :D


Yeah, I thought the poodle was great. :)
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:15 pm

Well - having watched it for about 3 times as long as its supposed to last (my 'hi-speed' broadband is pathetic :evil: ) with a roughly 5 second break every - 5 seconds :shock: I can say that's chock full of heavy-handed parables that would have convinced me Terry's absolutely right and medical 'advances' have gone too far down the Frankenstein path if I hadn't already signed up to it :lol:

Nice poodle, great doctor (was so glad the Lady socked him one) but several points off for doing a too long 'look how clever we are at this animation thingie' effect with the reflections. A little pussy-cat with big slitty eyes voiced by Antonio Banderas can get away with that. Little old Ladies looking at old man romantic photos can't. :roll: :lol:
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Postby Fizz » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:52 pm

That was a very interesting short. Whether you agree with the politics or not, it will stir up some discussion.

Having kept up with Pratchett's own health issues the past few years, I am well aware of where he sides on this issue.

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Postby Cheery » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:30 pm

This is brilliant :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby mspanners » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:07 pm

Started very well but when it went into slap stick I lost interest in it, just after the Dr. showed up!

Some good work there though, sham it all went silly in the middle.

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Postby Fizz » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:12 pm

I think the humour was necessary. It is a fairly heavy political message and one that is controversial to say the least.

So to help balance out that suicide/euthanasia it adds some levity, makes the ending bearable for some who might otherwise disagree with the message.
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:43 pm

Fizz wrote:suicide/euthanasia

Isn't she already dead though so it's neither of those just interfering doctors dragging her back to life?
Disclaimer - I haven't rewatched it so may well be wrong
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:34 pm

Doughnut Jimmy wrote:
Fizz wrote:suicide/euthanasia

Isn't she already dead though so it's neither of those just interfering doctors dragging her back to life?
Disclaimer - I haven't rewatched it so may well be wrong
Yes, she'd made her peace with the world and was quite ready to move on. I think the message in there is more about people not being given the choice - that just because medicine can keep someone alive, it should. :)
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:52 pm

I just see it as common sense - someone has come to the end of their life and should be allowed to die in their own time not be dragged back just because we can

btw I like the signature Tony
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:54 pm

Doughnut Jimmy wrote:
btw I like the signature Tony
Thanks! :lol:

I was inspired after watching an episode of Star Trek Voyager. :wink:
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