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I saw this movie when I was young. Really young. Remembered it through the years and finally one day thought, “I’d like to see that again.” So I did. I should have stuck with my memories. It was NOTHING like I remembered! Well, there was the romance. Even when I was really little, I liked a romance in my movies. I think it is interesting that I sort of rewrote the story in my imagination. Not sure how that happened. And I wonder if this is why this next movie happened?

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You can not imagine my shock when I learned there is a REMAKE due to release some time next year! Did someone also rewrite this in their head, then decide to do it on the big screen? That was going a LONG way back for a remake.

So my bucket list for 2012 now includes: See Jack the Giant Slayer. (I know, I have a dark side.) I also learned, while watching the SyFy 20th Anniversary Show, that Daniel from Stargate SG-1, etc, is in one of the Lake Placid movies. I did not know that and will now have to track that down. (And no, I have not forgiven SyFy for cancelling Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis and Eureka. In fact, still a bit bitter about that–something the anniversary show stirred up again. I have moved on from the name change though….)

I know, I need to move on to the links. So here goes:

I laughed out loud at this post on The Suburban Jungle: Can a Jewish Mommy Kiss Santa?

I always get great stuff from Bayard & Holmes: The End is Near (and we deserve it)…Driving School for Dogs?

And I found this farewell to the Twinkie in WP’s Freshly Pressed: Goodbye, Twinkie the Kid.

Jenny Hansen’s More Cowbell has a great post for writers and non-writers: 10 Writing (and Life) Lessons I learned from my dog. And if you’re feeling blue or just need to smile, click through her blog post on motivation.

And last, but hardly least, check out the Holiday Yum Blog hop to add some fun variety to your holiday baking!

I’m going to rest on my linkage for the week, but have to ask, do you have a dark side? Will you admit to seeing Jack the Giant Killer? To watching campy, SF movies? Campy movies that aren’t SF? Ever kissed Santa? Will you miss the Twinkie? Feel the need to respond to a question I did not ask, but you need to answer?

Comments are entered into my monthly drawing for a $10 AnaBanana Gift card. I would also like to point out that the soaps make lovely gifts for both the ladies and gents in your life. Winner is announced the first blog post of the new month (which will also be a new year! Holy crap! Where did this one go?)

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

Speaking of the swift flow of time, 2012 has been a pretty amazing year for me. I started the year with a Kristen Lamb blogging class and decided to resuscitate my on-life-support blog. It’s been a grand adventure for me and hope it has been for you, too, as this blog moved to Word Press, morphed into my scenic route and, of course, continues to cover my further adventures in writing.

I’ve released one book (Kicking Ashe) this year, three collections of short stories (previously published in anthologies), and I’m in the process of releasing my published novels into audio. Next year should see at least one more book release, though I’m always hoping to do more. We’ll see, because Life Happens on my scenic route…

Perilously yours,

Pauline

By Pauline Baird Jones

Friday’s Fun: Jack the Giant Killer & Links

4 thoughts on “Friday’s Fun: Jack the Giant Killer & Links

  • December 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm
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    Hello Pauline. Thanks for mentioning us. I had forgotten that movie so I too am a bit surprised by the remake.

    Happy holidays to all of good will.

    • December 15, 2012 at 8:43 am
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      I am sorry I reminded you! LOL! All I can say is that memory did NOT track with reality. Happy holidays to you, too! Thanks for stopping by!

  • December 14, 2012 at 8:18 am
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    It took me a while to click with Atlantis, because the wraith were so creepy, but in the end it was the characters I clicked with the most, I think. I liked “Jack” back when he was McGyver – grin – so that’s what got me started on SG-1. I had trouble with SGU, because it took me a while to find anyone I liked. I did watch the ending, which was as good as it could be under the circumstances. I ended up liking Eli more at the end, than I did at the beginning. I can take dark, but I like it leavened by humor. (Obviously – grin) Eureka grew on me, too. It was a bit campy sometimes, but always had a sense of humor. And it had some romance for me. There are a couple of new shows coming next year that looked interesting. But I still don’t get why SyFy brought the wrestling into the mix (which did not get mentioned in the show!). If you do track down Eureka, I’d be interested to hear if you ended up liking it or not. More like Warehouse 13, in tone, though w/o the steampunk elements, of course.

  • December 14, 2012 at 2:42 am
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    Hi Pauline, I was more disappointed by the cancellation of Stargate Universe – the conclusion of SG1 worked for me just fine, and I never really clicked with Atlantis. But SGU was just getting going strong when it got pulled. I have to admit I had never heard of Eureka – maybe it never got much profile over here in the UK? I’ll see if I can track it down through LoveFilm or similar. Ah well…

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