Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

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  1. Fred + Snape - Fred 128 Snape 46
  2. I got Questioner the first time,which surprised me but then, after a moment, I wasn't all that surprised. It works for me. I've been called a curious Mongoose before ... EDIT: Well, I played it again to see if I got Questioner and didn't. Odly, got Rebel. So I tried again .. and got Rebel. Again ... Rebel. Fred and George forever! \o/
  4. I'd like to meet Charles Perrault. He lived in the 1600s (1628 - 1703) and he's the one to actually gather (collect) fairy tales (folks tales) from people and publish them. I would love to hear the stories of how he gathered these stories - where he went, the adventures he had. The stories folks nowadays are most familiar with include Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots), La Belle au bois Dormant (The Sleeping Beauty), and Barbe Bleue (Bluebeard). The stories were collect in a small book -- Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec des moralités: Contes de ma mère l'Oye (Stories or Tales from Times Past, with Morals, with the added title in the frontispiece, Tales of Mother Goose). Oddly, he didn't publish it under his own name but under the name of his son - Pierre. I wonder if this was because he was a member of the Académie Française and a leading intellectual of his time and had published a dialogue Parallèles des anciens et des modernes (Parallels between the Ancients and the Moderns). Guess which one is better known nowadays! *** How would I have fared in the French Revolution? I think I'd have found myself a nice home in the mountains or by the seashore and disillusioned it as well as I could -- and just stayed away from the lovely foods and shops and everything of towns and cities until the uproar settled down to sanity again. I'd also have asked my Peruvian Vipertooth to be a nice friendly watchdragon. Just in case.
  5. Besides just cruising the vineyards and lavender farms, a couple specific places I'd like to spend some time are -- Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in all Europe as well as the highest peak in the Alps. It's located on the border between France and Italy. A small town in Southern France has a Roman Aqueduct called Pont du Gard. It crosses the Gardon River and has THREE levels of arches. There is a nifty museum, too, containing a lot of information about the aqueduct and 'things Roman'.
  6. Fred + Snape - Fred 125 Snape 49
  7. Fred + Snape - Fred 122 Snape 52
  8. I love croissants, especially if they have a dark chocolate in them. We have a local cafe which makes croissants fresh. One they make is 'plain' and with just plain butter is a taste treat delight. Then she goes and stuffs some of them with a semi-sweet chocolate. I'm very careful not to go there very often ... sad really. Eclaire? Oh, there is the chocolate again. Quiche? I do like quiche but cannot eat much in the line of eggs. So that takes care of omelettes too. Crepes though, they are not so egg-y and I can easily eat bunches of them, yes. I've had calf (beef) liver and like it cooked with onions ... fried in corn meal and with onions. Put lots of mustard on top. It's NOM. But escargot? Um, no. Not tempted at all! As for Crème Brûlée ... has anyone seen The League of Gentlemen (with Mark Gatiss and a couple other guys)?
  9. Fred + Snape - Fred 119 Snape 55
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  11. And I just watched The Girl in the Fireplace ... Madame de Pompadour ( Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour) and the 10th Doctor. The garb and dwellings and gardens were superbly done.
  12. Fred + Snape - Fred 115 Snape 59