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I’m pretty sure I’ve reviewed this a few times, and if not here’s the tl:dr: I like it a lot.

Now, I want to talk about Cloud Atlas (with little to no spoilers). Has anyone seen the movie? Or read the book? I read the book, and really enjoyed it, but was slightly disappointed when I reached the end. But then, it got under my skin a bit and after a day or so I was really pleased.

And so I finally got a chance to watch the epic 3 hour adaption that barely happened. And while there were times through it that I felt, oh man thi is long, but by the time I got to the end I was so enthralled and I laughed and cried at all the right parts.

And I can totally see why the critics would hate this sort of a thing because it’s weird but it’s also sorta beautiful too, and I have a feeling that this will be one I’ll come to every so often so I can peel back the layers just a little bit more…

Unlike this tea, which pretty much delivers what it promises. :P

Sil

I watched it! Haven’t red the book yet but I rather enjoyed the journey the movie was.

Terri HarpLady

Tony & I watched it, & we loved it! LOL, half of the time I had no idea what the hell was going on. After we watched it, I did some research at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Atlas_%28film%29,
which explained things a little more. Then I found this page, which has an awesome chart, telling you who played who (I had no idea!!!), what archetypes they represent, etc.
io9.com/still-confused-by-cloud-atlas-infographic-featurette-505751083
Then we watched it again a few days later, & loved it even more.
I want to read the book, eventually. Then I’ll probably have to watch the movie again, lol, but I do that all the time. The other day we watched The Matrix, for like the 50th time. I love that movie (the original, not the sequels).

Cavocorax

Oh, that’s also a great link! This one was also pretty helpfuL: http://www.vulture.com/2012/10/guide-to-the-characters-and-connections-of-cloud-atlas-confused.html

I’m happy I watched it on my own since it’s such a big time commitment and a bit of an oddball movie, but I’m hoping to get J to watch it with me again once I’m in Toronto.

Cavocorax

The book was enjoyable but structured differently – the 6 stories were nested inside the other, so you started off with the first half of the ship story and worked your way to the post-apoclyptic story, got the entire story of that, and then worked your way back in time to get to the end of the pacific story. It was beautifully written, although some might call the structure gimmicky.

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Sil

I watched it! Haven’t red the book yet but I rather enjoyed the journey the movie was.

Terri HarpLady

Tony & I watched it, & we loved it! LOL, half of the time I had no idea what the hell was going on. After we watched it, I did some research at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Atlas_%28film%29,
which explained things a little more. Then I found this page, which has an awesome chart, telling you who played who (I had no idea!!!), what archetypes they represent, etc.
io9.com/still-confused-by-cloud-atlas-infographic-featurette-505751083
Then we watched it again a few days later, & loved it even more.
I want to read the book, eventually. Then I’ll probably have to watch the movie again, lol, but I do that all the time. The other day we watched The Matrix, for like the 50th time. I love that movie (the original, not the sequels).

Cavocorax

Oh, that’s also a great link! This one was also pretty helpfuL: http://www.vulture.com/2012/10/guide-to-the-characters-and-connections-of-cloud-atlas-confused.html

I’m happy I watched it on my own since it’s such a big time commitment and a bit of an oddball movie, but I’m hoping to get J to watch it with me again once I’m in Toronto.

Cavocorax

The book was enjoyable but structured differently – the 6 stories were nested inside the other, so you started off with the first half of the ship story and worked your way to the post-apoclyptic story, got the entire story of that, and then worked your way back in time to get to the end of the pacific story. It was beautifully written, although some might call the structure gimmicky.

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

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51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
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