Rock die Burg 2009
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Rock die Burg 2008
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Rock die Burg 2007
Das zweite Rock die Burg. Wir haben uns sehr gefreut, dass es offenbar wirklich eine jährliches Event wird. Damals fand das Festival noch im Innenhof der Hardenburg statt.
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Rock die Burg 2006
Das erste Rock die Burg. Die Fotos sind noch so ganz ohne Anschpruch entstanden. Mit einer billigen Kopaktknipse.
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Pictures of Artemia
Although I rarely do it, I like taking makro pictures. These Artemia posed for me over 12 years ago. Their tribe started at the end of the summer 2010 and it still exists today, in the same tank. That's all I know.
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The second GalaCon, the first one in Ludwigsburg, and the first one at which I had a vendor table. I was selling only handmade LED pictures. Only one kind, wobbly base that likely didn't hold the acrylic sheet for very long. And I had only two engraved blocks. But people loved those. Peter New took and posted a picture of one of them. Anyway, the con was so nice! Most of the traditions that we now have at GalaCon started in 2013 and 2014. It was smaller than 2014 till 2022. Everybody was so so nice!
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1st Grand Galloping Gala
The first GalaCon took place in 2012 in Stuttgart at a far far smaller venue than in following years. There were intentionally only a few hundret (I think it may have been arounf 200) tickets sold as to not have a big event as the first experience for the organisers. The following GalaCon was larger, after that the available tickets weren't sold out because the venue was really big. But this first one was really small for a fan convention. I think probably most visitors (or at least me) didn't know what to expect from the event and so every expectation was met. There were nice people. I had a professionally done rainbow-colored mohawk (and two people took pictures of it but I didn't have anybody take a good one for myself) and lots of fun was had. There was a lot of time with no panel, show, game, workshop or talk. There aleady was a gathering outside of the venue of people who didn't get in. There was beer and loud rock music (as opposed to inside) and we agreed to have a "Real Event" (as opposed to the one inside) in the coming years as wel. But we didn't exchange contact details and I forgot everybody's nicknames. (But there were such rogue fan gatherings with nice punk and non-punk beings outsode every following GalaCon and they became bigger, too.) I didn't take a camera to the first GalaCon (or Grand Gallopping Gala, as it was still called). But here are a few pictures that I took.
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What three words come to your mind first that describe the film?
Soft, Love, Incest. Well, to be honest, those are the first three. I wish the third one would have been a different word. The forth one would have been Sci-Fi. More keywords are: cloning, childhood, ostracization, ocean, death, depression
How does the film end?
The scene that is shown first in the film is chronologically the last scene in the story. So, that's how the story ends. The rest of the film creates the meaning of what is seen and what she sais in that first scene.
Which two movies is this one a mix of?
Kind of Birth (2004) and Be Right Back (2014, Black Mirror epispde). It's not the same story as Birth. But if you've seen it you will notice the similarities, about which I don't want to tell too much here. Maybe even more so for Be Right Back.
How does that melody go?
DING DING DING DING. ding DING DING DING DING. ding DING DING DING DING DING ding. DING DING DING DING ding. ding ding DING DING DING DING … It's a mostly slow movie. This slow melody sets or accompanies the mood during moments where nothing happens, like during scenery shots. I can't forget that melody. Actually, the melody doesn't reaccur after the beginning of the story. (The instrument does, though.) But still, I can't forget that melody.
Why is Doctor Who there?
Matt Smith is the name of the actor. I see hom so rarely in roles other than The Doctor. This is an entirely different sort of science fition. He still did good.
What open questions remain at the end of the movie?
Why is the new Thomas physically atracted to Rebecca when he only knows her as his mother? How will the new Thomas's life be like after he knows?
Would you watch it again two weeks later because it's a good movie and can be enjoyed twice?
Yes. And I Have.
What's the overall mood of the movie?
I'd say: peaceful. Not every scene and everything that happens is peaceful. But most of the time that's the prevelant mood that I got from it.
You said love is one of the themes of the film. What sort of love story is it?
Well, I didn't use those words. But alright. Was it true love, love at first sight, first love and the love of her life all at the same time? If so then I'm counting it as an achievement that the film told the story without getting cheesy. The following relationships are adressed: childhood friendship, young love, son - mother, mother - son (erotic). Shown but not really addressed much are those: one-night stand, grandfather - granddoughter parents - dead son.