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#21 Teresa55

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:48 AM

Aren't computers obsolete a year later anyway? I wouldn't consider it a YANNI. :lol:
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 12:34 PM

Aren't computers obsolete a year later anyway? I wouldn't consider it a YANNI. :lol:


Yeah dammit!! and then as they get newer they seem to have a higher component failure rate.. or is that just the flogged up ones full of red dirt in my patch of desert?? :cry_1:

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 04:10 PM

Okay, could have worded it better, but thanks. I was thinking of the Santa in holiday. Although I am going to need to reread Visions for lack of remembering(:


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Posted 30 May 2010 - 09:17 AM

Does anyone know whether or not Eve knows about the grey button? I seem to remember her being 'baffled' by Roarke showing her the button...(or perhaps it was something else she was fazed by- she so often is when it comes to Roarke). If yes, does anyone have a book reference?

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 09:26 AM

Does anyone know whether or not Eve knows about the grey button? I seem to remember her being 'baffled' by Roarke showing her the button...(or perhaps it was something else she was fazed by- she so often is when it comes to Roarke). If yes, does anyone have a book reference?


She knows about the button. Roarke tells her he has it in Naked in Death itself, that he's been carrying it around like "a lock of his sweetheart's hair", or something to that effect. :wub: The Button page in the Wiki says it's on pg 215, US hardcover.
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 10:10 AM

The Button page in the Wiki says it's on pg 215, US hardcover.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 01:47 PM

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:29 AM

Okay, so I seem to remember reading about a case where Eve let Trina help her ' go undercover ' to catch a perp in the park... Roarke got closer than she thought right, as always... Anyone know if I'm crazy or if there really is a book like this? Thanks(:

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:49 AM

Okay, so I seem to remember reading about a case where Eve let Trina help her ' go undercover ' to catch a perp in the park... Roarke got closer than she thought right, as always... Anyone know if I'm crazy or if there really is a book like this? Thanks(:

The arrest of Kevin Morano, in the park, was in Seduction in Death - U.S. mm, pp. 294-305 (Chapter 19). Wiki score!
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:17 PM

Gotta love the wiki(: thanks.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:02 PM

Just as an aside: when I read the latest "quote" question, the name of the club was "Bang-She-Bang", and it got me thinking of all the fantastic names Nora comes up with for businesses in ID. I gotta go check the WIKI and see if there's a list of businesses- You know, there are services that charge many thousands of dollars to help people come up with names for their new businesses- Nora could make (another) fortune!!

Yeah, In know I should go check the WIKI before I post such things, but once I go there I keep going and looking and before I know it, an hour has passed and I gotta get to work!!
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 01:40 PM

I gotta go check the WIKI and see if there's a list of businesses ...

Roarke Owned contains a list of Roarke's businesses but there is no single Category for all businesses. We do, however, have some businesses listed under:

Restaurants
Clubs
Bars

Health (will include hospitals, rehab centers, spas, etc.)
Transportation (businesses like Rapid Cab, transport centers, etc.)


There are, certainly, more businesses in the Wiki but those Categories are the first that come immediately to mind ... if one shudders at the thought of reading through the Glossary. ;)
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Posted 03 July 2010 - 04:14 AM

Thanks- I am always fearful of going to the WIKI because I spend hours there! But I do love all the great names Nora comes up with for the various businesses in ID.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:02 PM

In one of the ID books I read I came across a scene in which Roarke sees a whole gamut of emotions in Eve's eyes in a few seconds till they become unreadable...I'm wondering if eyes are really that expressive?...or is it just adding to the drama for the reader's benefit? I agree you can see the eyes soften or fire up but can they (just the eyes..rest of the face impassive)really express every type of emotion that way? And here in India eye color is rather restricted to black and brown and an occasional gray or something..so can blue become deeper or hotter or icier like Roarke's?

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

Actually, lighter colored eyes can change colors even not based on emotions. My eyes change colors depending on what I'm wearing (they're hazel, tending toward green). If I'm wearing a green shirt, they look "true green". If I'm wearing blue, you can see the blue come out in my eyes. That's pretty normal with people with lighter colored eyes. As for expressions, yes I think that you can see emotions in the eyes, even when the face doesn't change.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:11 PM

Nice...I have boring brown eyes..can you see the range of emotions as described in books?...that many? Like mortification,dismissal and stuff like that...not the usual fear,anger,lust or humor.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:13 PM

In one of the ID books I read I came across a scene in which Roarke sees a whole gamut of emotions in Eve's eyes in a few seconds till they become unreadable...I'm wondering if eyes are really that expressive?...or is it just adding to the drama for the reader's benefit? I agree you can see the eyes soften or fire up but can they (just the eyes..rest of the face impassive)really express every type of emotion that way? And here in India eye color is rather restricted to black and brown and an occasional gray or something..so can blue become deeper or hotter or icier like Roarke's?


This reminds me of something I've been meaning to bring up. AFAIK, green is even more recessive than blue, as far as eye color, yet an inordinate number of characters ID have green eyes (and I suspect the number of redheads is statistically unbalanced as well); but then, it is fantasy, I suppose.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:28 PM

Well I have never seen it because I dont look in the mirror when I am mad but my mom and michael and others like my teachers when I was in school always told me mine change when I get really mad...I have pretty much basic blue eyes but I am also a redhead and when I get really mad they change dark gray and my face gets red... I dont know about other emotions I have only been told they change when I am really mad.. Its kinda a funny thought because my mom says I look like a tea kettle ready to explode when I am mad....LOL















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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:54 PM

I have noticed the inordinate amount of characters in the books with green eyes...which are recessive...I am the only one in my entire family (extended to include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc on both sides...) with green eyes...Mom's are brown and Dad's are grey-blue...but hey, maybe Nora is a big fan of green eyes...

About the number of emotions that can be read in the eyes, I have always loved the way Nora focuses on the way eyes can change and what they can tell us...you might not think about it since you don't usually see yourself when you're extremely angry or upset or excited or anything. There's some cliche saying out there about eyes being the gateway to the soul or something, but I'm a firm believer that cliche is what it is for a reason...

An interesting point though...has me thinking...but no one has time for my rediculous analysis of eye color/emotion/characterizations...so, I'll leave that be :)

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:02 PM

Nice...I have boring brown eyes..can you see the range of emotions as described in books?...that many? Like mortification,dismissal and stuff like that...not the usual fear,anger,lust or humor.


Yeah. It's the brown/black eyes. I'm yet to see 'black eyes flash' as so many books say they do. Blue/green eyes, however, do change - one of my friends does that when she's angry and, the first time I saw it, I spent 5 minutes wondering if her eyes had been that same colour the last time I saw her. Then I got screamed at 'cause I forgot to make the periodic soothing sounds and wasn't paying attention to her rant. :P But until I saw that, I wondered, too. You can tell when black/brown eyes are angry or about to cry, but they don't change colour while expressing that.


As for green eyes, linking that to the brown eyes thing - maybe it just sounds better when eyes can be described as 'stormy' or 'icy', as opposed to 'muddy'. :lol:
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