Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Case Study No. 1608: The Library Exploration Club (student library workers)

Invitation - Welcome to the Library [Remix]
Invitation - Welcome to the Library [Remix]
Sung by: Mamiko Noto(Miyazaki Nodoka), Natsuko Kuwatani (Ayase Yue), Sawa Ishige (Saotome Haruna)
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From wikipedia.org:

This is a complete list of songs from the Negima anime and live action series. The voice actresses and the live action actresses of the girls in Negi’s class sing all the songs in the anime and live action series respectively.


Character Single Vol.3- The Library Exploration Club -Yue Ayase, Haruna Saotome, Nodoka Miyazaki
English Title: "Invitation ~Welcome to the Library~"
Japanese Title: "Invitation ~ Toshokan e irrasshai"
Time: 3:44
Artist(s): Natsuko Kuwatani, Sawa Ishige, and Mamiko Noto


From wikia.com:

Yue Ayase is a fictional character from the manga series Negima!: Magister Negi Magi, created by Ken Akamatsu.

Student Number 4
Born: 16 November 1988
Portrayed by: Natsuko Kuwatani (Japanese voice), Brina Palencia (English voice)

Yue is the cool slacker. She is often seen drinking unusual beverages from juice boxes, unfortunately her constant drinking of these juices often leads to her using the restroom quite frequently. Despite being a talented bibliophile, she hates studying and is amongst those with the lowest grades in the class, and hence is a member of the "Baka Rangers" study group (A play on the Power Rangers series and the Super Sentai genre they came from) - she is "Baka Black", and considered the team's leader. It was revealed in Volume 14, that after the death of her beloved grandfather, Yue had lost interest in the world in general and considered everything, especially studying, as pointless. She was initially disinterested in making friends, though Nodoka was the first to make an impression on her, by saying that anyone who likes books can not be a bad person.

Yue is also a member of the Library Exploration Group, often hanging around with Nodoka and Haruna (who calls her "Yuecchi"). After the Kyoto field trip, having witnessed the attack on the Kansai Magic Association headquarters, and helping out Negi figure out the clues left by his father, Yue had deduced Negi's secret about being a mage, and also about Mahora Academy's connection with mages. In Volume 7, she helps Negi in figuring out a clue to his father's whereabouts (even though the clue was ridiculously obvious). Another trip into the depths of the Mahora Library is thwarted by the dragon that lives there, though Yue swears revenge on the beast for drooling on her. She and Nodoka later ask Negi to teach them how to use magic, and Yue even suggested forming a pactio with him (though she immediately changed her mind once she learned about what was involved in making a contract from Chamo and Kazumi).

Nevertheless, Yue has learned a bit of magic by the time of the Mahora Festival. She also forms an odd friendship with Kotar? in Kyoto after his fight with Kaede. Unlike her regular schoolwork, Yue studies the subject of magic with dedication, (she spends over 3 hours a day practicing). She is a strong supporter of Nodoka's feelings for Negi and encourages her to develop a relationship with him. However, she also begins to develop feelings for Negi herself, a fact she manages to keep a secret from Nodoka until the school festival. Nodoka forgave her, and with her approval (although not with Yue's or Negi's consent), Yue became the fifth person to form a probationary contract with the child teacher. Her artifact is a set consisting of a book, cloak, and a witch's hat and broom, which is practically a Beginner's Set for all Mage trainees. Its power is gradually being revealed. The beginner set contained a book, which was recently revealed to be a magical encyclopedia that updated itself.

After the Mahora Festival, Yue and the rest of the Library Exploration Club has been invited to join Negi on his trip to Wales during the summer break. Currently, she and Nodoka are studying magical spells in Evangeline's Resort. She has found a better way to learn by using her Artifact to download the latest beginner books from various magical academies, much like the way Negi learned.

Appearances in anime
Mostly keeping her Baka Ranger/Library Club dichotomy from the manga, Yue's situation remains unchanged either in her mental abilities or in her love triangle between herself, Negi and Nodoka. Yue's romantic feelings towards Negi are more developed in this series with two episodes focusing on her dilemma both personally and with her relationship to Nodoka. The first episode, similar to the manga, focuses on her feelings in having to kiss Negi for a Pactio contract, as she speaks about her worries and concerns to various members of the class. However, while she does finally succumb to these feelings and kisses Negi for a contract, her kiss leads to the remainder of 3-A to learn of magic and many of the events for the remainder of the series.

In a later episode, after Motsu blackmails her by telling that drinking from the same straw Negi (and Chamo) used is like an indirect kiss, Yue's feelings continue to be explored in her feelings towards Negi and how Nodoka would take them. Troubling herself in trying to talk to her friend and figure her out, Nodoka and she finally come to a conclusion that they both like him, but Yue decided to keep her love for Negi to herself.

Although she does gain Pactio on her own like in the manga, it is noted that Haruna obtains a Pactio prior to her, the exact reverse of the manga. Likewise, the only two times Yue releases her is during the two mass Pactio activations. During the "Suka Incident", Yue transforms into an owl and uses Negi to help her buy one of her weird drinks from a vending machine.[4] In the final episode, Yue transforms into a maid with an arsenal of weird drinks with strange effects, many of which she tests on her friend Nodoka (who had been turned into her Suka seal form).

As an added note, Yue's hair color is switched with Nodoka's: the shy Library club member has blue hair and Yue having purple hair.

In the Negima!? Neo manga, the chapter in which Anya initially visits Mahora shows the fact that Yue wears black panties. While this may mean nothing to some people, the comment made by Haruna makes it appear that, while her body has yet to mature, she feels the same impulses as normal teenagers her age.


From wikia.com:

Haruna Saotome is the local rumormonger, manga artist, and a frequent companion of Yue and Nodoka.

Student Number 14
Born: 18 August 1988
Portrayed by: Sawa Ishige (Japanese voice), Jamie Marchi (English voice)

Like the other members of the Library Exploration Club (except for Yue), Haruna does well on school tests. She is the local rumormonger, manga artist, and a frequent companion of Yue and Nodoka. If there is a rumor going around in the class, she is usually at the root of it all. It is said that her rumor-spreading abilities are so well developed that she can spread them to the other end of the school in two hours. She eventually figured out Negi's secret at the tournament, as well as the fact that her friends Yue, Nodoka, and Konoka already knew about it. Subsequently, she interrogated them until they told her everything. As a member of the Library Exploration Club, she seems to have made it her mission to get Nodoka together with Negi, whether Nodoka wants her help or not. She also draws manga and goes by the nickname "Haru" (or "Paru", "Pal"). She occasionally uses illustrations to express ideas or feelings. She draws the "Mah? Sh?jo" ("Magical Girl") manga series, which is very popular in Mahora. She loves the idea of magical artifacts and such (due to her hobby with manga and the idea of magical girls), and even tried immediately to do a Pactio with Negi as soon as she found out (by kissing him the next moment she saw him). Like with Kazumi, Chamo has taken a liking toward Haruna and she played a part in getting Yue to make a Probationary Contract with Negi. Then with Konoka's help, she promptly took advantage of the opportunity to get a pactio for herself.

During the trip into the future, Haruna becomes more adept in using her artifact and has proven quite useful, both in combat and in diverting the enemy with her lifelike creations. As of now, she and the rest of the group have returned to the past to stop Chao from revealing magic to the world. When Chisame agreed to make a pactio with Negi, Haruna managed to push Ayaka and Makie out of the room and prevented them from learning about magic. Accompanying Negi to confront Chao, she stayed behind to help Ku Fei battle a trio of combat androids, including a prototype combat body for Chachamaru.

After the festival, she and the other Library Club members end up in the middle of Negi offering Asuna a chance to go to Wales and be his partner. After binding down Nodoka and Yue from getting away, she ends up coaxing Negi to taking her and the other two (even with their feelings for Negi nearly ruined with their interpretation of Negi's offer as a confession to Asuna) to Wales for their summer break. Forced into a corner, he accepts, allowing the Library Exploration Club to come on his new, dangerous journey.

Though she was the sixth provisional contract Negi has made, the actual pactio card has yet to be seen. While training inside Eva's resort in preparation for the trip to Wales, Haruna decided to make copies of herself in order to draw more images at the same time. Later she makes Dark Nodoka, an alternative version of Nodoka, and she had made plans to make an Erotic Nodoka too for Negi, but gets herself whacked by the real Nodoka after knowing her intentions by using her pactio.

Appearances in anime
Due to more recent manga events, Haruna became more prominent in this anime interpretation. She gains a pactio with Negi during the first half of the series, and invokes a Cosplay card that, like her manga pactio, animates her sketches to life. The only other pactio ability used is during the "Suka incident", where she turns into a penguin. She is also infamous for drawing the forms by which Shichimi and Motsu take during their investigations at Mahora Academy. Finally, she is one of the most active members of the Chupacabra club outside Asuna, consistently drawing the creature and attending meetings even if her red-headed leader makes little sense with some of their activities.


From wikia.com:

Nodoka Miyazaki is one of character from the manga series Negima!: Magister Negi Magi, created by Ken Akamatsu. The 27th student in Japanese alphabetical order of class 2/3-A, this shy, introverted bookworm falls for Negi at first sight after (literally) falling for him and tries to go beyond her emotions to win his heart. Eventually, Nodoka becomes a major ally of Negi’s team, gaining a Pactio ability in reading minds and attempting to learn magic all in the name of winning Negi, even at the possible cost of losing her friend, fellow Library Exploration Club member Yue Ayase.

Student Number 27
Born: 10 May 1988
Portrayed by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese voice), Leah Clark (English voice)

Nodoka is the shy bookworm (even her own name means "quiet," "tranquil" or "calm"). A member of the Library Exploration Group, who also helps in the book store, she spends so much time in the library that people outside the Library Exploration Group refer to her as "librarian girl" or "bookshop." (Hon'ya-chan in the original Japanese: Del Rey translates it as "librarian girl" or "Librarian-chan", and also by the literal meaning "Bookstore", while Tong Li and Chuang Yi translate it as "Bookshop") When Negi first arrived, she uses her hair to cover her eyes completely. Her current hairstyle usually leaves enough of an opening in her hair that one (and only one) eye and later both eyes can be seen, created by wearing a short ponytail. She is among the highest-scoring students in Negi's class. Despite having no interest in the opposite sex, Nodoka developed feelings for Negi after he saved her when she fell down some steps. During the second day of Kyoto field trip, Nodoka, after gaining the courage to do so, eventually confessed her love to Negi. However, due to Negi still being a kid, he didn't know how to properly respond to the confession. So he suggested that they should start off as friends, which Nodoka accepted.

Nodoka is the second student Negi makes a probationary contract with, if inadvertently (She won the "Kiss Negi" contest by accident when Yue tripped her, causing her to fall and kiss Negi). Actually, she was supposed to be the first person to make a contract to Negi (thanks to Chamo's scheme, telling Negi that she was kidnapped while putting a love letter to her from Negi himself) but was interrupted by Asuna after she discovered Chamo's true intention. Her magical artifact is the "Diarium Ejus", a diary that shows the thoughts of any person she speaks the name of. A humorous joke concerning her artifact is that her fantasies about Negi are also shown, including thoughts of French-kissing him. During the first day of the festival, she invited him to a date where she gained enough courage to kiss him a second time, after very unfortunate yet insane events. Nodoka and Yue are learning magic from Negi, though it seems that her best friend is ahead of her in terms of spell casting.

During the third day of the Mahora Festival she was part of the group that was caught in the time-trap set by Chao, along with Negi. After escaping from an alternate future she became part of the group fighting Chao's robot army in the Mars Attacks Vs Mage Order 'game'. As they made their way towards Chao, Negi was nearly struck by the time-warping bullets fired from a Tanaka robot. Nodoka saves Negi by pushing him out of the way and taking the hit. Immediately, Negi tries to use the Cassiopeia, which is the only thing that can cancel the effect of the bullets, but she pleads with him to go on because she believes that she can't be of any help to the situation. She disappears, but Chamo assures a stunned Negi that she is safe and will be waiting for him 3 hours in the future, which she does at the end of the battle.

Following the events of the Mahora Festival, Nodoka becomes concerned about her relationships with both Negi and Yue. Thanks to an incident that took place during the second day of the Festival, she has become aware that Yue also has feelings for Negi, but is afraid that these feelings will tear apart her friendship. As a result, Nodoka wants to avoid a bitter love triangle situation and wants to be sure that both she and Yue can be in love with Negi while still being able to remain friends. Unfortunately, after seeing Yue understand the problems that Negi's having during the festival, Nodoka becomes jealous of Yue and begins to question what her true desire is when it comes to Negi. After confessing to Misora about this situation, Nodoka uses the Diarium Ejus to discover what she really wants, and is shocked to see that her desire is that she wants her and Yue to be part of a threesome with Negi.

After the Mahora Festival, she and the other members of the Library Exploration Club were invited to travel with Negi to Wales. During the training arc before the trip, she furthered her studies in magic along with Yue in Evangeline's Resort in preparation. She, Yue and Konoka practiced simple telekinetic exercises, which include pushing over pencils and erasers from a distance using psychic waves. Negi applauded the three in their progress and predicted they would be ready to begin casting magical arrows within 78 hours, although it is unknown if they did.

After the initial separation in the Magic World, Nodoka travelled with a treasure hunting group until she came to Ostia. During this time, she picked up two magic items to increase the potential of her artifact; a clip that allows books to be heard instead of having to read them and a finger tool that spells out the name of any person she asks the name of, making her an extremely valuable person in battle..

Appearances in anime
Nodoka is slightly different in the anime series of Negima; initially she has a mild case of androphobia (fear of men).

As always, Nodoka is smitten with Negi at first sight and coaxed by her Library Club friends to go after him. She finds out about Negi's secret after noticing his removal of some "dark spores". Then she becomes trapped in a hedge maze trap with Negi and Asuna. There, she becomes the second girl to make a Pactio with Negi. After becoming one of Negi's partners, she began assisting Negi in various tasks relating to the search of the Star Crystal (from trying to find information about a crystal that appeared when Negi sealed a plant-like fairy to assisting him in his search for "dark spores").

Eventually, Yue and Haruna find out about the magic connection between Negi and Nodoka, after she tripped on her books in her room; and Negi used magic to break her fall. With some curiosity, they promise Nodoka to keep the world of magic a secret as long as they see an example of Negi activating her Pactio. Unfortunately, when Chamo suggests that those two make Pactios with Negi as well, Yue's reluctance to kiss Negi results in the entire 3-A class to discover Negi's secret, resulting in him turning into a chupacabra. Luckily, Nodoka (along with some of the other girls that have made Pactios before this incident) was able to convince the class to make Pactios with Negi in order to break the spell, with her then showing the benefits of having a Pactio with Negi when he activates her Pactio to find an exit from the "Star Crystal Fairy" world that the class was trapped in.

While Negi and his class was stuck in the ruined version of Mahora, Nodoka, along the rest of the Library Trio, was part of the "research" group that focused on finding a way out of this world, the significance of the three crystals that appeared whenever Negi sealed a fairy, and the connection of the girls that were possessed by the fairies to attack Negi and those students who have made Pactio with him.

When it comes to her Pactio abilities, Nodoka's Cosplay card gives her a similar diary as the manga, yet also gives Nodoka a pair of glasses to enhance her features in this form. Her Armor ability is a more powerful set of books that determine an enemy's weakness, with being somewhat of a combination of her manga Pactio item and Yue's Pactio item in the manga. Finally, she also gains a Suka form that turns her into a seal.

Though she continues her admiration towards Negi, the feelings between her and Yue are briefly explored in this series, both as friends and romantic rivals for Negi. As an added note, her hair color is switched with Yue's with Nodoka having blue hair and Yue having purple hair. Also, her hair is bouncier; and most of the time, both of her eyes are exposed. They are only covered mostly when she looks down or in her Suka form. Also, she is shown to have the amount of self-confidence she has in later manga chapters early on in this series, especially after finding out her Cosplay card's abilities to read minds, she gleefully smiled upon discovering Chamo's rather intriguing inner thoughts, and continued to read.

As for additional character traits for Nodoka in this series, Shichimi later hangs around Nodoka after she commented on how the cat was very cute. Also, thanks to an anonymous person taking a picture of her during Mahora's School Festival, Nodoka is unknowingly the most popular "web idol" on the Internet, much to Chisame's dismay.


From animelyrics.com:

Toshokan Ni Irasshai ("Welcome to the Library")

Kotae sagashiteiru nara koko e kitte kudasai
Katai youshi wo hirakeba fushigi na sekai e to

("If you find you need answers, please come here. When you open a hardcover, a mysterious world")

Saisho no ichi PAGE
Futari wa deau monogatari wa hajimaru
Ikenai kuusou ni mayoikon dara
Nukedasenaku naru

("One page is the beginning. Two people meet, a journey begins. Don't go and get lost in a fantasy, you'll be left behind")

Ima, anata ni "suki yo" tte itte ii desu ka?
Ne ...

("Right now, if I said "I love you," would that be okay? Hey ... ")

Tsuzuki yomi taku nattara koko e kitte kudasai
Hosoi shiori wo hasande nozomi no bamen e to

("If you find yourself wanting to know more, please come here. Pack up and fade into the place of your dreams")

Yubi de nazoru PAGE
Sono shunkan ni koi no arashi fukiare
Samayou tabibito ni natte shimau no
Mou modorenai wa

("Touch the pages, a storm of love in a single moment. Wandering will get you locked in, you'll never return")

Ima, watashi wo suki datte itte kuremasu ka?
Ne ...

("Right now, would you tell me you love me? Hey ... ")

Subete shiritaku nattara koko e kitte kudasai
Kishimu tobira wo oshiake douka hitorikiri de

("If you find you want to know everything, then please come here, but you'll have to open the door alone")

Saigo no ichi PAGE
Okubyou sugite sono basho ni susumenai
Daiji na EPILOGUE shoujo no mama ja
Ai ni wa narenai

("On the last page, I find myself too scared. I can't go to that place. While I'm still a girl, my precious epilogue can't turn into love")

Ne, subete wo sasagetara nani ga matteru no?
Oshiete ...

("Hey, if I sacrificed everything, would you be waiting for me? Tell me ... ")

Case Study No. 1607: Henry DeTamble

The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
Book trailer created by Ashley Davenport, who is a student at Flower Mound HS in Flower Mound, Tx Summary: Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian, travels involuntarily through time, while Clare Abshire, an artist, takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate affair captures them in a romantic trap.
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"Time is free, but it's priceless.
You can't own it, but you can use it.
You can't keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you've lost it you can never get it back."
- MacKay

... Or can you?

Just an innocent girl, who had no idea that her future depended on the person who was watching her from the woods.

Mystery turned into friendship ...

Friendship turned into love ...

She fell in love with a man who could do the impossible ... She fell in love with a time traveler.

But every once in a while, he would disappear uncontrollably ...

While she waited for the love of her life to return to her moment in time ...

A love story on what it is really like to be away from the one you love, with no clue to when they might return ...

* All images licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license


From booklistonline.com:

The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger

On the surface, Henry and Clare DeTamble are a normal couple living in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Henry works at the Newberry Library and Clare creates abstract paper art, but the cruel reality is that Henry is a prisoner of time. It sweeps him back and forth at its leisure, from the present to the past, with no regard for where he is or what he is doing. It drops him naked and vulnerable into another decade, wearing an age-appropriate face. In fact, it's not unusual for Henry to run into the other Henry and help him out of a jam. Sound unusual? Imagine Clare Detamble's astonishment at seeing Henry dropped stark naked into her parents' meadow when she was only six. Though, of course, until she came of age, Henry was always the perfect gentleman and gave young Clare nothing but his friendship as he dropped in and out of her life. It's no wonder that the film rights to this hip and urban love story have been acquired.


From atlanticlibrary.org:

This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with "Chrono Displacement" disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future, usually at a time or place of importance in his life. This leads to some wonderful paradoxes. From his point of view, he first met his wife, Clare, when he was 28 and she was 20. She ran up to him exclaiming that she'd known him all her life. He, however, had never seen her before. But when he reaches his 40s, already married to Clare, he suddenly finds himself time travelling to Clare's childhood and meeting her as a 6-year-old. The book alternates between Henry and Clare's points of view, and so does the narration.


From loc.gov:


Saturday, October 26, 1991 (Henry is 28, Clare is 20)

CLARE: The library is cool and smells like carpet cleaner, although all I can see is marble. I sign the Visitors' Log: Clare Abshire, 11:15 10-26-91 Special Collections. I have never been in the Newberry Library before, and now that I've gotten past the dark, foreboding entrance I am excited. I have a sort of Christmas-morning sense of the library as a big box full of beautiful books. The elevator is dimly lit, almost silent. I stop on the third floor and fill out an application for a Reader's Card, then I go upstairs to Special Collections. My boot heels rap the wooden floor. The room is quiet and crowded, full of solid, heavy tables piled with books and surrounded by readers. Chicago autumn morning light shines through the tall windows. I approach the desk and collect a stack of call slips. I'm writing a paper for an art history class. My research topic is the Kelmscott Press Chaucer. I look up the book itself and fill out a call slip for it. But I also want to read about papermaking at Kelmscott. The catalog is confusing. I go back to the desk to ask for help. As I explain to the woman what I am trying to find, she glances over my shoulder at someone passing behind me. "Perhaps Mr. DeTamble can help you," she says. I turn, prepared to start explaining again, and find myself face to face with Henry.

I am speechless. Here is Henry, calm, clothed, younger than I have ever seen him. Henry is working at the Newberry Library, standing in front of me, in the present. Here and now. I am jubilant. Henry is looking at me patiently, uncertain but polite.

"Is there something I can help you with?" he asks.

"Henry!" I can barely refrain from throwing my arms around him. It is obvious that he has never seen me before in his life.

"Have we met? I'm sorry, I don't...." Henry is glancing around us, worrying that readers, co-workers are noticing us, searching his memory and realizing that some future self of his has met this radiantly happy girl standing in front of him. The last time I saw him he was sucking my toes in the Meadow.

I try to explain. "I'm Clare Abshire. I knew you when I was a little girl..." I'm at a loss because I am in love with a man who is standing before me with no memories of me at all. Everything is in the future for him. I want to laugh at the weirdness of the whole thing. I'm flooded with years of knowledge of Henry, while he's looking at me perplexed and fearful. Henry wearing my dad's old fishing trousers, patiently quizzing me on multiplication tables, French verbs, all the state capitals; Henry laughing at some peculiar lunch my seven-year-old self has brought to the Meadow; Henry wearing a tuxedo, undoing the studs of his shirt with shaking hands on my eighteenth birthday. Here! Now! "Come and have coffee with me, or dinner or something...." Surely he has to say yes, this Henry who loves me in the past and the future must love me now in some bat-squeak echo of other time. To my immense relief he does say yes. We plan to meet tonight at a nearby Thai restaurant, all the while under the amazed gaze of the woman behind the desk, and I leave, forgetting about Kelmscott and Chaucer and floating down the marble stairs, through the lobby and out into the October Chicago sun, running across the park scattering small dogs and squirrels, whooping and rejoicing.

HENRY: It's a routine day in October, sunny and crisp. I'm at work in a small windowless humidity-controlled room on the fourth floor of the Newberry, cataloging a collection of marbled papers that has recently been donated. The papers are beautiful, but cataloging is dull, and I am feeling bored and sorry for myself. In fact, I am feeling old, in the way only a twenty-eight-year-old can after staying up half the night drinking overpriced vodka and trying, without success, to win himself back into the good graces of Ingrid Carmichel. We spent the entire evening fighting, and now I can't even remember what we were fighting about. My head is throbbing. I need coffee. Leaving the marbled papers in a state of controlled chaos, I walk through the office and past the page's desk in the Reading Room. I am halted by Isabelle's voice saying, "Perhaps Mr. DeTamble can help you," by which she means "Henry, you weasel, where are you slinking off to?" And this astoundingly beautiful amber-haired tall slim girl turns around and looks at me as though I am her personal Jesus. My stomach lurches. Obviously she knows me, and I don't know her. Lord only knows what I have said, done, or promised to this luminous creature, so I am forced to say in my best librarianese, "Is there something I can help you with?" The girl sort of breathes "Henry!" in this very evocative way that convinces me that at some point in time we have a really amazing thing together. This makes it worse that I don't know anything about her, not even her name. I say "Have we met?" and Isabelle gives me a look that says You asshole. But the girl says, "I'm Clare Abshire. I knew you when I was a little girl," and invites me out to dinner. I accept, stunned. She is glowing at me, although I am unshaven and hung over and just not at my best. We are going to meet for dinner this very evening, at the Beau Thai, and Clare, having secured me for later, wafts out of the Reading Room. As I stand in the elevator, dazed, I realize that a massive winning lottery ticket chunk of my future has somehow found me here in the present, and I start to laugh. I cross the lobby, and as I run down the stairs to the street I see Clare running across Washington Square, jumping and whooping, and I am near tears and I don't know why.

Later that evening:

HENRY: At 6:00 p.m. I race home from work and attempt to make myself attractive. Home these days is a tiny but insanely expensive studio apartment on North Dearborn; I am constantly banging parts of myself on inconvenient walls, countertops and furniture. Step One: unlock seventeen locks on apartment door, fling myself into the living room-which-is-also-my-bedroom and begin stripping off clothing. Step Two: shower and shave. Step Three: stare hopelessly into the depths of my closet, gradually becoming aware that nothing is exactly clean. I discover one white shirt still in its dry cleaning bag. I decide to wear the black suit, wing tips, and pale blue tie. Step Four: don all of this and realize I look like an FBI agent. Step Five: look around and realize that the apartment is a mess. I resolve to avoid bringing Clare to my apartment tonight even if such a thing is possible. Step Six: look in full-length bathroom mirror and behold angular, wild-eyed 6' 1" ten-year-old Egon Schiele look-alike in clean shirt and funeral director suit. I wonder what sorts of outfits this woman has seen me wearing, since I am obviously not arriving from my future into her past wearing clothes of my own. She said she was a little girl? A plethora of unanswerables runs through my head. I stop and breathe for a minute. Okay. I grab my wallet and my keys, and away I go: lock the thirty-seven locks, descend in the cranky little elevator, buy roses for Clare in the shop in the lobby, walk two blocks to the restaurant in record time but still five minutes late. Clare is already seated in a booth and she looks relieved when she sees me. She waves at me like she's in a parade.

"Hello," I say. Clare is wearing a wine-colored velvet dress and pearls. She looks like a Botticelli by way of John Graham: huge gray eyes, long nose, tiny delicate mouth like a geisha. She has long red hair that covers her shoulders and falls to the middle of her back. Clare is so pale she looks like a waxwork in the candlelight. I thrust the roses at her. "For you."

"Thank you," says Clare, absurdly pleased. She looks at me and realizes that I am confused by her response. "You've never given me flowers before."

I slide into the booth opposite her. I'm fascinated. This woman knows me; this isn't some passing acquaintance of my future hegiras. The waitress appears and hands us menus.

"Tell me," I demand.


"Everything. I mean, do you understand why I don't know you? I'm terribly sorry about that-"

"Oh, no, you shouldn't be. I mean, I know...why that is." Clare lowers her voice. "It's because for you none of it has happened yet, but for me, well, I've known you for a long time."

Case Study No. 1606: Latim City Librarian

Genesis LP Episode 6: Of Librarians and Mercenaries
We find a bajillion items hidden in a library and have a deadly confrontaion with NotGary.
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[scene opens in Latim City, as the player watches three men (one of whom is the player's father) enter a large building, then a young woman bumps into the player from behind]
SONYA: Oh, excuse me!
[she pauses]
SONYA: Ah, you're the young trainer I met in Felridge, aren't you? Did you happen to see some men enter this building in front of us?
[the player selects "Yes"]
SONYA: Really? Oh, well I must hurry then, excuse me please!
[she runs through the door, as the player walks up to the building and reads the sign outside]
NARRATOR: "Latim City National Library ... Serao's Largest Library"
[the player enters the library (as "National Library 1F" appears on screen) and walks up to an obese male patron browsing the stacks near the front desk]
MALE PATRON: I'm only here to get out of the rain!
[the player speaks with the female librarian at the front desk]
LIBRARIAN: Hello, how may I help you? Oh, you're looking for someone? Three men followed by a woman? Yes, I remember, one of the men said they were going to Floor Ten.
[the player checks the computer next to the librarian]
NARRATOR: It's all complicated words and numbers that make no sense ...
[the player takes the stairs, then stops on the eighth floor and speaks with one of the patrons]
FEMALE PATRON: Latim City is a big city but we don't get many tourists here. Maybe we need to have something more exciting than just a library.
[the player heads up to the tenth floor, where the young woman is spying on the three men in the stacks]
SONYA: Shhh! Oh, it's you again. You're probably wondering why I'm following these people around, right? I'm kind of a mercenary. The government hired me to follow this group of men around. Particularly the dark-haired one.
[an exclamation point appears over the woman's head, as she turns to watch the men again]
SONYA: Look, they're doing something! I think it's safe to get a little closer.
[they move forward to eavesdrop]
SONYA: Hmm ... looks like they might be here for a while. I'm not really sure why I've been asked to follow these men. So far they haven't done anything overly suspicious. Do you think these people look suspicious?
[the player selects "No"]
SONYA: Hmm ... Interesting.
[she pauses]
SONYA: Shh! I think they're saying something.
[the camera pans over to focus on the men, as they huddle around one bookcase in particular]
SCIENTIST: Come on, Rick! Have you got it yet?! We don't have much time!
DAD: Just give me a couple more seconds, okay? This is incredible ... who knew so much power could exist inside a single Pokemon?
[he pauses]
DAD: Okay, I've got what I need now, we can start phase two of Ark now. Let's head out!
[the camera pans back to the woman and the player]
SONYA: Damn! They're about to leave. Look, it'll mean bad news for both of us if they see us. I'll have my Bronzong teleport you outside ... Oh, I almost forgot, my name is Sonya.
[cut to the player standing outside of the library]


From pokecommunity.com:

Pokemon Hacks Showcase: Pokemon Genesis

Code Base: FireRed [BPRE]
Author: Thrace
Language: English

* New Region - The beautiful and rugged region of Serao will be home to many different kinds of Pokémon
* Decision Based Storyline - Your decisions in-game will affect the direction of the story
* New Tiles - Realistic and beautiful new buildings in each city
* Berry Trees - The old berry trees from GSC will be present but what is their significance?
* D/P/Pt Pokémon - 31 newly inserted Pokémon from the 4th Generation
* Judeo-Christian References - Religious references in names and events will foreshadow future events
* Travel Between Different Regions - Visit old and foreign lands, meet new and familiar people

"In the beginning, there was only a churning turmoil of chaos. At the heart of chaos, where all things became one, appeared an Egg. Having tumbled from the vortex, the Egg gave rise to the Original One. From itself, two beings the Original One did make. Time started to spin. Space began to expand. From itself again, three living things the Original One did make. The two beings wished, and from them, matter came to be. The three living things wished, and from them, spirit came to be. The world created, the Original One took to an unyielding sleep..."

You are the child of the newly promoted lead scientist of Serao's largest corporation, Uriel Enterprises. A company previously praised for its many contributions to charity and emphasis on fair trade has now become shrouded in controversy due to unexplained spending of investors' assets. One day your father asks you to get a parcel waiting for him in the neighboring city. You visit your lifelong best friend to borrow a Pokémon for protection on your trip. When you arrive you meet a strangely familiar woman who suspiciously leaves abruptly. Who is this mysterious woman? Why is your father associated with a seemingly corrupt company? What does the future hold for the young protagonist? When the border between good and evil becomes blurred, which side will you choose?


From wikia.com:

Pokemon Genesis is a ROM hack of the official Nintendo release of Pokemon Fire Red, featuring all 493 Pokemon, giving trainers an easier way to "catch 'em all."

Pokemon Genesis is a game for the Nintendo Wii and features an online Wi-Fi Battle and Trading System, motion controlled battling for experienced players, hundreds of new items and characters, and much more.

This game is rated T for Teen for Mild Sexual Themes and Violence.

Aravea is the continent on which Pokemon Genesis is set. It is situated slightly to the northwest of Orre and Citadark Isle. All Pokemon originated from Aravea, but some are now much rarer than others. There are over 27 environments to explore.

40 years after the settlement of the "Miracle Continent" of Aravea, trouble is brewing. Team Enigma, a terrorist group that opposes Pokemon United, is steadily becoming more of a threat. Determined to fight back against the nefarious schemes of Enigma, Pokemon United prepares for a counterattack. They send in Agent Moh to eliminate the threat, but he fails miserably. Pokemon United is now facing defeat, but at the same time, the Junior Pokemon United member Jackal/Panther leaves on his jouney. As Jackal takes down Gym Leaders and his Rival countless times, he sets his eyes on Team Enigma and ends up saving the day for everyone.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Case Study No. 1605: Frank Barraclough

Miranda - John Simm
(2002) Frank (John Simm) is a librarian with a deep romantic streak and struck with love for a beautiful stranger named Miranda (Christina Ricci).

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[scene opens inside the "Central Library", as the young male librarian (short brown hair, brown jacket, white undershirt) is sitting at the front desk, swiveling in his chair while listening to music on his headphones and eating peanuts]
FRANK: [in voice over] Frank ... Barraclough. Rock star. Astronaut. Secret agent. Sex god. That was me.
[cut to a closeup of Frank's face]
FRANK: [in voice over] Wishing my life away. Listening to Elvis. Munching on nuts.
[camera pans down to reveal that he's created the image of a face out of peanut shells on the desk]
FRANK: [in voice over] But now I know, you've gotta be careful what you wish for.
[cut to Miranda standing outside of the library, smoking a cigarette]
FRANK: [in voice over] It might come true. Because at One-oh-Five PM, on the Twenty Fifth of February, my life changed. Forever.
[she puts out her cigarette and walks toward's the library's entrance, as "Monday" appears on screen]
[cut to Miranda walking into the library as dramatic music plays (causing a gust of fresh air from the outside to blow Frank's peanut shells off the desk)]
[cut to Frank slowly getting up from his desk, watching her as she walks by in slow motion]
FRANK: [in voice over] There she was. She looked like a hair advert.
[he takes off his headphones, as she walks right past him (crushing the peanut shells on the floor under her feet along the way)]
FRANK: [in voice over] She hit me like a truck, but with a bit more grace. And a lot more force.
["Tuesday" appears on screen, then cut to Frank reshelving books as he stares at Miranda]
FRANK: [in voice over] She was everything you could ever want.
[cut to Miranda sitting in the library, eating an apple]
FRANK: [in voice over] All wrapped up in this linen dress ... Size six, it was.
[Frank drops a book, then bends down to pick it up (as the camera zooms in on Miranda's mouth as she eats the apple)]
FRANK: [in voice over] She would chew things for a long time.
[cut back to Frank, as he stands up (still staring at her) and places the book back on the cart]
FRANK: [in voice over] Women 'round here, they never chew ... Just shovel it in.
[cut to another closeup of Miranda's mouth]
FRANK: [in voice over] Goes down their neck like a bobsleigh ... She was a tourist.
[she tosses the half-eaten apple into a wastebasket from a great distance]
FRANK: [in voice over] Definitely a tourist.
["Wednesday" appears on screen, then cut to Frank and a male patron staring at Miranda as she stands outside the library]
FRANK: You think she's outta my league?
ROD: [pause] "He who desires, but does not act, is prone to dream. He who acts, but does not dream, is lost."
[Frank thinks this over, when they notice Miranda picking her nose]
ROD: I'll bet she eats it ...
[she takes out a handkerchief and wipes it off her finger]
ROD: Mmm, well posh.
["Thursday" appears on screen, then cut to Miranda sitting outside of the library and eating sushi]
FRANK: [in voice over] Everyday, she would sit there, gorging on uncooked flesh. Like a vampire.
[cut to a closeup of Miranda's mouth as she eats the sushi]
FRANK: [in voice over] If those lips were to talk to me, I would die.
[cut to Frank nervously rearranging the items on his desk]
FRANK: [in voice over] A happy man.
[cut to Rod watching him]
ROD: She is gonna love that desk ...
[Frank gives him a dirty look]
ROD: No, she will. Really. I'm telling you. No ... One look at that desk, and she will be absolutely gagging for it.
[Frank slightly moves a plastic bookstand on the desk]
FRANK: This here?
ROD: Oooh ...
[Frank folds his arms and smiles with satisfaction ... then (not quite satisfied) decides to slightly move the bell on his desk]
["Friday" appears on screen, then cut to Miranda outside of the library, lighting a cigarette and staring at a flyer on the community bulletin board]
FRANK: [in voice over] Who was she, this creature? This mystery? This ... girl?
[a limousine pulls up across the street, and when Miranda sees it she drops the cigarette, as the camera pans up to reveal that the flyer reads "Library Closing Down for Demolition"]
[cut to two Japanese businessmen exiting the limousine and crossing the street, then back to Miranda as she takes out her lighter and sets the flyer ablaze]
[cut to Miranda entering the library (nervously looking behind her towards the two men)]
FRANK: [in voice over] She wore a mac, like those old detective movies where the women used to kiss and chew gum at the same time.
[cut to Frank looking over a book at the front desk, as he briefly glances up to look at her]
FRANK: [in voice over] I loved her. I didn't know anything about her, but I loved her.
[cut to Miranda pretending to browse the shelves, when she sees the two men approaching ... so she suddenly appears in front of Frank's desk]
MIRANDA: I'd like to see the lecture theater, please.
[Frank looks up from his book in shock (not having noticed that Miranda had approached him)]
FRANK: [pause] Are you from New York?
[she gives him a confused look]
FRANK: [pause] Neither am I.
[she turns and sees the two men inspecting the front of the library, and turns back to Frank]
MIRANDA: Can I see it now?
[he looks over at the room marked "Theatre" and gets a confused look on his face]
FRANK: They're knocking it down.
[she laughs]
MIRANDA: Then I guess you'd better hurry.
FRANK: Yeah. Yeah.


From wikipedia.org:

Miranda is a 2002 British comedy film starring Christina Ricci, Kyle MacLachlan, John Simm, John Hurt, Tamsin Greig and Julian Rhind-Tutt. The film is classified as a Romance/Thriller by IMDb.

Frank (Simm), a librarian in the United Kingdom, falls in love with a mysterious American dancer named Miranda (Ricci). Frank is complex and appears naive. However, his character is a complex as Miranda. There are graphic scenes of sex and seduction, which is not gratuitous, but depicts Frank's fantasy and unrealistic love for Miranda. She suddenly disappears, and he tracks her down in London, finding out that she is actually a con artist. He leaves her, returning to Northern England.

Miranda and her boss (Hurt), who not so secretly "loves" her, are in business selling buildings that they don't own to unwitting customers. These buildings are really being prepared for demolition. In one scene in which Miranda was negotiating the sale of a warehouse with Nailor (MacLachlan), Nailor saw men putting down cable around the building. He asked Miranda what were they doing and she replied that they were putting in cable TV when,in fact, they were preparing the warehouse for demolition. After making a big score, by successfully conning Nailor to buy the warehouse, her boss leaves her, and Nailor seeks revenge against Miranda.

Frank realizes that he should not have left her, and returns to London, with a very quirky friend who was instrumental in saving Miranda from a knife wielding Nailor. While Frank’s friend distracted Nailor with fancy jiu jitsu manoeuvres, Frank slams a table over Nailor’s head. The film ends in comic relief with Frank and Miranda living the good life off Miranda's ill begotten funds.


From byui.edu:

MIRANDA (2002). A lonely and somewhat nerdy librarian (John Simm) meets the beautiful and mysterious Miranda when she walks into the library. He immediately falls in love with her and they begin a passionate affair. Then she suddenly disappears. He follows her to London where he discovers that she has three identities – a dancer, a dominatrix and a con-woman.


From close-upfilm.com:

Frank Barraclough (John Simm) is a bored and somewhat nerdy librarian in an unnamed northern British town ... bored that is, until a mysterious young American woman named Miranda (Christina Ricci) starts hanging around at the library for no apparent reason. When Miranda asks to view the library's lecture theatre, Frank takes a chance and asks her out. Despite an initial reserve Miranda succumbs to Frank's honesty and kindness, and soon moves in with him. Frank is smitten but Miranda is preoccupied by her mysterious job and by whispered phone calls with her shady employer Christian (John Hurt). Without warning she packs and leaves - as Frank narrates "Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, girl fucks off in a Taxi." Following her to London, Frank begins to fear that Miranda isn't what she seems and that she may be involved in some decidedly dodgy business. But then wasn't it her air of Mystery that attracted him in the first place?

Case Study No. 1604: "Radiation cells are sometimes used to help librarians kill mold on books damaged by water"

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MAX RAPHAEL: [in voice over] Radiation cells are sometimes used to help librarians kill mold on books damaged by water.


From tv.com:

Modern Marvels (Season 11 Episode 26): "Nuclear Technology"
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 08, 2004 on The History Channel

Nuclear research ranges from well-known applications, such as bombs and reactors, to little-known uses in medicine, food preparation, and radiation detection. It's also spawned ancillary technologies to store nuclear waste and clean up accidents. Despite the risk of use and abuse for destructive purposes, many scientists remain optimistic about what's next for the atom. In an explosive hour, we explore the atom in war and peace, and the latest in nuclear power generation, safety, and security.

* Radiation cells are sometimes used to help librarians kill mold on books damaged by water.

* Common materials that are radioactive include concrete, which contains uranium in a concentration of 31 parts per million.

* In France, nearly sixty nuclear reactors supply almost 80 percent of the country's electricity.

* The United States government maintains a stockpile of more than 10,000 nuclear warheads.

Case Study No. 1603: Staff of Star City Library

Librarians in Comic Books... Felix Faust!
From: Justice League of America (1980) #182
Tags: librarians comic books justice league of america felix faust batman superman wonder woman green arrow hawkman zatanna
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[the first panel shows an exterior shot of the Star City Library]
NARRATOR: As the Earth's greatest heroes settle down for what promises to be a really exciting evening, back on Earth ... in the musty back corridors of the Star City Public Library--
[the second panel shows one young female librarian (long brown hair, glasses, green dress) whispering to another (short black hair, red dress), as they watch a shadowy figure make his way through the stacks]
NARRATOR: A whispered conversation ensues between two members of the staff, concerning a third.
LIBRARIAN 1: [whispers] Is it true what they say about him? That he was once a wanted criminal?
LIBRARIAN 2: [whispers] Yes, but I've heard he's completely reformed now ...
[the third panel shows the two librarians watching from afar as Felix Faust (dressed in his full super-villain outfit and helmet) carries a crate of books through the stacks]
LIBRARIAN 1: A criminal. My, it's so hard to believe.
LIBRARIAN 2: I don't think I've ever met a nicer, kinder, more honest man than Felix Faust! Granted, he does dress a little oddly!
[the fourth panel shows Faust alone in a room, as he opens the crate]
NARRATOR: Felix Faust smiles understandingly. Sometimes, he too finds it hard to believe he was ever a hardened criminal. Yet, once he was one of the most powerful criminals on Earth ...
[the fifth panel shows Faust staring off into the distance, as various images of his past life as a super villain appear behind him, with a sidebar which reads "Beginning in JLA No. 10 - Len"]
NARRATOR: A master sorcerer was Felix Faust, a magician whose arcane abilities might have brought him almost absolute power, were it not for the Justice League ... Ah, the Justice League. Thinking of them, remembering the magnificent battles they fought, Faust smiles a touch wistfully.
[the sixth panel shows a closeup of Faust opening the crate with a crowbar]
NARRATOR: Not very long ago, he would have thought of the League with contempt and fury, but that was before the change ... One year ago, during a prison psychological seminar, Felix Faust experienced a primal scream.
[the seventh panel shows a closeup of Faust looking at the books inside the crate]
NARRATOR: In one shrieking instant, all the pent-up frustrations of his life were expelled, and Felix Faust was literally ... reborn. Now, as a curator of special literature, he has found peace--
[the eighth panel shows Faust blowing dust off of one of the books]
NARRATOR: But unfortunately, tonight something else is about to find him.
FAUST: [to himself] A special shipment of books from middle Europe. Most intriguing. According to the accompanying manifest, they were recently discovered--
[the ninth panel shows Faust examining the book's cover]
FAUST: [to himself] Located in a sealed off section of an old castle foundation! By the look of them, they date back almost three hundred ye-- eh?
[the tenth panel shows an over-the-shoulder view of Faust holding the book ("Nostromus, His Journal"), which is held shut by a metal padlock]
FAUST: [to himself] By Erithal's eight eyes! The secret journal of Nostromus! The Spanish Inquisition burned him at the stake as a--
[the eleventh panel shows the book exploding open in a burst of red energy (the lock falling off in pieces), as Faust falls backwards in pain]
FAUST: Yaaaaahhh!


[the first panel shows the Justice League having a meeting in their orbital space station The Watchtower, when a ray of energy strikes the table in front of them]
GREEN ARROW: Oh my mother's socks!
SUPERMAN: The floor's exploding!
ZATANNA: No! It only looks that way! There's some elemental force bathing the satellite from the Earth below! Look, it's taking shape--
[the second panel shows the ghostly image of Faust's face floating above the table]
SUPERMAN: Felix Faust!
HAWKMAN: I heard he'd reformed! If this is some kind of attack--
GREEN LANTERN: Hawkman, don't you see his face? I've never seen such emotional agony!
[the third panel shows a closeup of Faust's face]
FAUST: Justice Leaguers, I come to warn you ... and to implore your aid! My body ... is being controlled ... by the spirit of the near-legendary warlock Nostromus!
[the fourth panel shows the various members of the League staring up at Faust]
FAUST: Nostromus was executed as a witch by the Inquisition ... but before he died, he transferred his soul into a book of secret writings, hidden in the foundation of his castle!
[the fifth panel shows a closeup of Faust's face]
FAUST: When the book came in contact with a suitable host-body ... that of a magician, or one versed in the black arts ... Nostromus's soul broke free--
[the sixth panel shows the members of the League staring at Faust's disembodied head]
FAUST: And now is using my body to travel to Nostromus's unmarked grave in a small Alpine village! There, Nostromus intends to revive his body ... join body and soul together--
[the seventh panel shows Faust's face starts to fade away]
FAUST: And use his occult mastery to wreak havoc on the world! I ... I can't stop myself from helping him! Save me, Justice Leaguers!
[the eighth panel shows Faust disappear in an "explosion" of concentric circles]
FAUST: Save us alllllllll ...


From wordpress.com:

Conway, Gerry (writer). "Reprise." Justice League of America #182 Sept. 1980 (NY: DC).

Former felon Felix Faust tries his hand at being a librarian, only to get possessed by the spirit of an evil sorcerer whose essence had been transferred to a book in his castle. It is not explained why a seemingly ordinary library (Star City Public) has a special curator or acquires century-old books.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Case Study No. 1602: Unnamed Female Librarian (Kentucky Fried Chicken)

KFC Maxi Twist -- Bibliotekarka
Kampania "Prawdziwy kurczak, prawdziwy smak."
Tags: Podrob Podrob Maxi Twist KFC reklama 2014 bibliotekarka bogate wnetrze falszywy kurczak prawdziwy kurczak prawdziwy smak.
Added: 6 months ago
From: SoGoodKFC
Views: 415,381

[scene opens in a public library, as a man in a chicken costume (yellow feathers with a hoodie to simulate the chicken's "head") sneaks up on a young female librarian (short blonde hair, glasses, pink blouse, purple skirt) standing on a ladder shelving books, then surreptitiously pushes some books on her cart onto the floor]
[she gets down from the ladder and bends down to pick up the books, then the man quickly emerges from his hiding spot and bends down to pick up the books for her (as if he just happened to be in the area and was helping her out of the goodness of his heart)]
[cut to a closeup of the two looking into each other's eyes as romantic music plays]
[cut to the two on a date (the man still in his chicken costume), as the librarian seems entranced by the play they are attending ... while the man seems to be falling asleep due to boredom (but when the librarian grips his hand, he quickly sits up in his chair and acts as if he too is enraptured by the performance)]
[cut to a closeup of the man, as he pretends to wipe away a tear ... but when the librarian looks back towards the stage, he leans back and adjusts the earbuds that he's wearing (which are covered up by the sides of his hoodie)]
[cut to the librarian reading "Hamlet" in her home, while the man sits in a chair next to her, reading another copy and smiling]
[cut to a shot behind the man, revealing that he's using his copy of "Hamlet" to hide a male body-building magazine]
[cut to the two walking down the street arm-in-arm, as the libarian stops at the window of a jewelry store and stares at the diamond ring on display]
[cut to the two inside the store, as the man (rather than buying the ring for her) tries on some lavish gold chains instead ... as the saleswoman starts coming onto him]
[cut to a closeup of the librarian, who turns to see this flirting (as the romantic music stops with a record scratch)]
[cut to the librarian (by herself) in a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, eating a KFC Maxi Twist chicken wrap and smiling]
[cut to various closeup shots of a Maxi Twist being prepared, as "KFC Maxi Twist" appears on screen]
MALE ANNOUNCER: Mmm, so good!


From dynamofilm.pl:

Client: KFC
Agency: McCann Worldgroup
Director: Jose Antonio Prat
DOP: Wojtek Zielinski
Demo Director: Tomek Siatkowski
Demo DOP: Marek Rajca
Art Director: Marta Boltowicz
Costume Designer: Maria Gorska
Make-up Artist: Anna Nobel-Nobielska
Postproduction: Delapost Warsaw
Sound Studio: Rytmika
Editor: Jacek Tarasiuk


From personal correspondence with charlie.librarian:

Librarian [0:10] I was sure that this is destiny
Librarian [0:10] That we are are learnig about each other
Librarian [0:21] We share the same passions
Librarian [0:29] But I realized that he was shallow, empty. Fake one.
Librarian [0:31] And I want the authenticity, so I choose the rich inside of Maxi Twist from KFC
Librarian [0:37] The richness of ingredients and two pieces of chicken
Librarian [0:40] KFC true chicken, true taste

Case Study No. 1601: Dewey Decimal (Wannabe Librarian)

Meredith Myers Interviews Nathan Larson about The Dewey Decimal System
Stand-up Librarian Meredith Myers interviews award-winning film composer/rocker/author Nathan Larson about his new book The Dewey Decimal System and discusses his love for the New York Public Library and the importance of supporting our libraries.
Tags: Nathan Larson The Dewey Decimal System New York Public Library Judy Blume libraries books writing music films
Added: 3 years ago
From: StandUpLibrarian
Views: 787

[scene open with Meredith Myers speaking directly into her handheld camera]
MEREDITH: Hey, it's Meredith Myers with standuplibrarian dot com, and I am here at the LA Times Festival of Books, with an amazing artist and now author. His name is Nathan Larson.
[she points the camera at Nathan, who is sitting on the bench beside her]
MEREDITH: [from off camera] Um, Nathan ...
NATHAN: Hi, how are you?
MEREDITH: [from off camera] Oh my gosh, so obviously a huge fan of "Jealous Gods" ...
NATHAN: Thank you very much, thank you.
MEREDITH: [from off camera] Um, not just because it was on Artemis, which was a PR client of mine back in the day ...
NATHAN: Right.
MEREDITH: [from off camera] But um, now you're an author, with this new book called "The Dewey Decimal System" here.
[he holds up a copy of the book]
MEREDITH: [from off camera] There he is.


MEREDITH: [from off camera] So, is writing for a novel much different than writing music? Is it a different process?
NATHAN: I don't think so at all. It's a similar artistic process. You need sort of, your needs are different. Y'know, you don't really need any, like a studio. You don't need any equipment, but you do need time, you need space, and you need relative solitude. And that's something that I found even more difficult to get, than into a recording studio.


MEREDITH: [from off camera] The title of the book, "The Dewey Decimal System" ...
MEREDITH: [from off camera] Now, is that a shout-out to librarians, or what's--
NATHAN: Hell yeah!
[she laughs]
MEREDITH: [from off camera] Which we love, yes.
NATHAN: Yeah yeah yeah. No, it's ... the protagonist, it's sort of a, it's been described as a dystopian noir, not by me. But it's about a very damaged man, a veteran, who returns to his hometown of New York City, which has been kinda decimated by some unspecified disaster, and kind of emptied out. And he moves into the main branch library, which I've always, I've had a love affair with that library. And when I was, y'know, a teenager and totally confused and didn't know what to do with myself, I spent a lot of time there and found it to be a very sort of spiritual place ... I mean, you know. It's like a church, sort of, to me. Y'know, it's got all this history, and think about the Thirties and people there without work and trying to better themselves and learning. Y'know, it's an incredible, doesn't matter who you are, you can sit there from when they open till when they close, and you can read whatever they got.
MEREDITH: [from off camera] Mm-hmm.
NATHAN: Y'know, which is everything. So it's a beautiful thing, and it's a gorgeous space, and it's something, I think it's sort of, it's on the tourists', like, their radar, because of the lions and the exterior of the building, but people don't often, if they're not from New York, go inside the library and it's such a beautiful ... even if you are from New York, go in there and go into the reading room, and it's just a wonderful place.


MEREDITH: [from off camera] Can you continue to do things to show how libraries are completely vital and important in today's world?
NATHAN: I just have to say something really, y'know, I was doing a reading at the Baltimore library, the Enoch Pratt Library. Did I tell you this, the other--
MEREDITH: [from off camera] Mm-mm.
NATHAN: I dunno. And it was this absolutely gorgeous building built, y'know, WPA period. Sort of Thirties era. The Enoch Pratt Free Library, I believe it was called. Another gorgeous landmark in Baltimore, and we were in the Poe Reading Room. It was absolutely amazing, but everybody who was working there was furloughed. It was like the city had totally run it, all these libraries are gonna shut, it's just unacceptable in this society. It's unacceptable. Y'know, it's as crucial a part of the fabric of our community as anything else, and it's just, y'know, as we lose these things, we lose so much. We lose so much, and people y'know, and once you lose it, like how do you get it back? So, it's just, we're facing a really weird, really really challenging time.
MEREDITH: [from off camera] Mm-hmm.
NATHAN: Y'know, exciting in a sense, but also really scary. So, support your library and love your library!
MEREDITH: [from off camera] There you go, that's a great way to end it!


From blogspot.com:

It was 2001, and I was working at a public relations firm in New York City, where most of my accounts were music-related, with one being an independent label called Artemis Records, started by the legendary Danny Goldberg. In working with this label over the next few years, I got to know Goldberg and began listening to the various artists signed to the label, my favorite being the music of Nathan Larson. With a background as a rocker in the band Shudder to Think to his solo album Jealous God to eventually composing award-winning music scores for Boys Don't Cry, The Messenger, Choke, and countless other films, Nathan has proven he is nothing but genius when it comes to writing and producing music.

While we had never met, nor worked together during our experiences with Artemis, it seems odd, yet somehow fitting, that ten years later Nathan and I would cross paths, however, not at a music event, but at book festival. With Nathan a new author, and me a librarian - career fields we both probably never pictured for ourselves in 2001. Another example that anything can happen in this journey called life if you are open to what opportunities it offers us.

With the release of his new book, The Dewey Decimal System, Nathan can now add published author to his long list of credits, and having read it, I have no doubt he will be exceptionally successful at it. Plus, debuting a book featuring a lead character living in the main branch of the New York Public Library is a smart way to get me into doing PR again since here I am talking about it.

So for my first-ever post about a book on this blog, I hope you will enjoy this interview with rocker/film composer/author Nathan Larson and The Dewey Decimal System, as we discuss his love for the New York Public Library, the importance of supporting all libraries, his experiences in writing, and his latest project, doing the musical score for the film adaptation of Judy Blume's Tiger Eyes, directed by her son, Lawrence Blume.

For more information on Nathan Larson:
http://nathan larson.net/

To purchase The Dewey Decimal System:
http://www.akashic books.com/deweydecimalsystem.htm

*And FYI, you have no idea how much great footage I have with Nathan as we talked about everything from Warren Zevon & Carl Hiaasen to the children's and YA books of our youth to his numerous other projects in the works. Perhaps I will share more at a later date but I know I only have your attention for so long. I tell you, it never gets old to see how the love of books brings people together!


From amazon.com:

After a flu pandemic, a large-scale terrorist attack, and the total collapse of Wall Street, New York City is reduced to a shadow of its former self. As the city struggles to dig itself out of the wreckage, a nameless, obsessive-compulsive veteran with a spotty memory, a love for literature, and a strong if complex moral code (that doesn't preclude acts of extreme violence) has taken up residence at the main branch of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street.

Dubbed "Dewey Decimal" for his desire to reorganize the library's stock, our protagonist (who will reappear in the next novel in this series) gets by as bagman and muscle for the New York City's unscrupulous district attorney. Decimal takes no pleasure in this kind of civic dirty work. He'd be perfectly content alone amongst his books. But this is not in the cards, as the DA calls on Dewey for a seemingly straightforward union-busting job.

What unfolds throws Dewey into a bloody tangle of violence, shifting allegiances, and old vendettas, forcing him to face the darkness of his own past, and the question of his buried identity.


From avclub.com:

In his groundbreaking post-hardcore outfit Shudder To Think - particularly the band's 1994 masterpiece, Pony Express Record - guitarist Nathan Larson helped push rock music into places it had never ventured before. Since then, he's made his name composing film scores, from Boys Don't Cry to Dirty Pretty Things. What possessed him to wander into genre fiction is anyone's guess-but if his frustrating debut novel, The Dewey Decimal System, is any indication, he has a long way to go before rising above the level of enthusiastic dabbler.

Larson launches The Dewey Decimal System on a solid platform: In the near future, a barrage of catastrophes ranging from economic collapse to pandemic flu has reduced New York City to a husk with a population of 800,000. Against this tattered backdrop, the book's hero-Dewey Decimal, naturally-lives the half-life of an “off-the-grid nonperson.” The amnesiac veteran of an indeterminate war, Dewey does odd enforcement jobs for the city's corrupt district attorney. He dwells among his fellow scavengers at the main branch of the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, granted the vague task of cataloguing the already-catalogued books-hence his nickname.

After such a promising setup, Dewey Decimal grinds gears into a hardboiled-detective/science-fiction pastiche that sadly never clicks. Much of the problem lies in Larson's inability to shape coherence out of his thrown-against-the-wall elements; Dewey is given a laundry list of crippling quirks (including germaphobic OCD and a cryptic moral code) that feels cobbled together from mid-list cable TV, and he's surrounded by a suffocating cast of clichés, from sinister Ukrainian mobsters to a stream of overexplained pop-culture tags that feel forced and borderline-anachronistic. Granted, clichés are the raw material of the genres in which Larson traffics-still, he's rarely able to elevate them beyond the shallowest, clumsiest pastiche.

At points, though, the book delivers on the intrigue of its initial premise. Amid the fumbling, blustery internal monologue of the first-person protagonist, rare patches of roughhewn poetry emerge-and the re-imagining of 9/11 as a Valentine's Day terrorist attack adds a symbolic underbelly to an otherwise rote chunk of workmanship. The Dewey Decimal System is billed as the first installment in a series, so there's a possibility Larson will someday have the chance to transcend the stilted, self-conscious Dewey Decimal with the same dexterity he brings to his music. Until then, the book stands as an occasionally enthralling, naggingly annoying genre mash-up that could use an infusion of raw storytelling skill to match its voice and vision.

Case Study No. 1600: Emilia

Let's Play Suikoden 2 - Part 59 - I feel like a schoolgirl
Enrolling in the Greenhill academy in hopes of learning the whereabouts of Teresa

108 Stars of Destiny:
Emila - After the tour of the school, tell her who you really are and she will join (though it will not tell you she joins)
Tags: lets play suikoden hero nanami wakaba hix luc flik nina emilia greenhill academy
Added: 3 years ago
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[the player and his party are outside the city-state of Greenhill, going "undercover" as students enrolling at New Leaf Academy (but really searching for the missing Teresa Wisemail), when they are stopped by a guard]
GREENHILL GUARD: Under orders from the Commander, those that have no business in Greenhill may not pass]
FLIK: We do have business here ...
[he hands the guard some enrollment papers given to him by Fitcher (which are three years out of date)]
GREENHILL GUARD: Wha ... ? You're here to enroll in the Academy?
FLIK: Yeah, we got our papers like three years ago ... and, uh, there was the war, you know? So we got, uh, delayed. And, well, we came all the way Kanakan.
GREENHILL GUARD: Uh-huh. And you are ... ? You don't look like a teacher.
[the guard looks at the rest of the player's party]
GREENHILL GUARD: These kids. They can't be ... your children?
FLIK: What, are you kidding? I'm working for their parents ... I'm these kids' bodyguard!
GREENHILL GUARD: Well, your papers seem to be in order. You may pass ... You better not cause any trouble, though!
[the player and his party enter New Leaf Academy, and speak with the young female librarian (who also apparently acts as the academy's receptionist) standing behind the front desk]
EMILIA: Oh, well, hello, children! What a strange time to be enrolling. Let me see ...
[Flik hands her the enrollment papers]
EMILIA: You say you were delayed by the war?
[Flik says nothing]
EMILIA: Well, it does seem your papers are in order. Welcome to New Leaf Academy, pride of Greenhill! Allow me to show you children around. By the way ...
[she moves in front of Flik]
FLIK: Wh, what?
EMILIA: These children, are they yours?
FLIK: C'mon, be serious. I'm their escort, their escort!
EMILIA: I see... of course. All students live in the dormitories at the west end of the campus. The first two weeks of schooling are orientation, during which your attendant may stay at the lodging house east of the dorms.
[she moves in front of the children]
EMILIA: Remember, students that prove to be problematic during orientation will be expelled ... so be good.
[the player selects "Yes, ma'am!"]
WAKABA: Yes, ma'am!!!
HIX: Yes, ma'am!
LUC: Yeah ...
EMILIA: Ah, fine replies. I think you children will do fine. Come with me, I'll show you around.
[she leaves]
NANAMI: Um, um, I guess we are a little nervous -- it's our first time at a school.
FLIK: Hey, hurry up or we'll be left behind.
[the player catches up to Emilia in another room]
EMILIA: Down here we have the blacksmith, Runemaster, and appraisal classrooms. You'll find trainees in each; be sure to talk with them. Up on the second floor are the study halls. During orientation, you may go anywhere on campus, to decide what your major will be. Do you understand?
[the player selects "Yes, ma'am!"]
WAKABA: Yes, ma'am, I understand!!
HIX: I see!
LUC: Naturally ...
[a young man enters the scene, as Emilia turns and stares at him]
EMILIA: Oh ... Lord Shin.
[the man looks in their direction]
EMILIA: These are some new students, and their escort.
SHIN: I see ... excuse me.
[he leaves]
FLIK: Who was that?
EMILIA: That was the acting mayor's attendant, but she's been missing since the assault ... Teresa, that is.
FLIK: Missing, huh ...
EMILIA: It's getting fairly late, so be sure to go straight to the dorms after you walk around the school a bit. Well then, everyone, I must be going. I trust you will all become fine students at our Academy!
[she leaves]
FLIK: All right, let's look around. We might be able to find some clues as to Teresa's whereabouts.
[they return to front desk]
EMILIA: Good afternoon, Player. What is it? Is there something you don't understand?
[the player selects "Um, is school really difficult?"]
EMILIA: Hmm... I wouldn't call it easy, but there's nothing terrible about it. Well, there might be right now, with the occupation and all.
[the player selects "Uh, about that guy named Shin ... "]
EMILIA: You want to know about Lord Shin? Why, whatever for?
[the player selects "We're searching for Teresa ... "]
EMILIA: Oh my, are you sure you can be telling me this? Tee-hee, I thought you were up to something. That person named Flik has been nosing around quite a bit ...
[the player selects "Well ... actually, we're ... ", as the screen fades to black (signifying that the player is explaining their true mission)]
EMILIA: I see. Please, find Lady Teresa. I know she's alive somewhere. Best of luck to you. I'll do whatever I can to help ... I promise.
[the player leaves, then returns to the front desk]
EMILIA: Hard at work? Don't worry, I'm your ally!


From wikia.com:

Emilia is the Chisui Star from Suikoden II. She is well studied and her mind is highly analytical. Thus, she is able to spot the strength and weaknesses of enemies at a glance. Pretty useful in wars. She helped Teresa escape when Greenhill was captured by Highland by dressing up as Teresa and acting as a decoy. She later helped Riou find where Teresa was hiding. After the war, she became the principal of the New Leaf Academy.

Character Details
Emilia is the castle librarian. She is also a military unit with the ability Investigation.

Once you first enter Greenhill after it is captured, confide in Emilia your true reason for being there. If you do then she will join you after you escape Greenhill. If you do not you'll have to wait until you liberate Greenhill to recruit her.

Old Book Locations
* Old Book Vol. 1 - Genkaku's room when you visit Kyaro. (missable)
* Old Book Vol. 2 - Chest inside Sindar Ruins.
* Old Book Vol. 3 - Rare find at item shop in South Window.
* Old Book Vol. 4 - Bookshelf in Muse Meeting Hall where Jess gives you the Highland Uniforms. (missable)
* Old Book Vol. 5 - In the 2nd room on the left on the first floor in Greenhill Academy.
* Old Book Vol. 6 - Speak to a person in Forest Village trading post.
* Old Book Vol. 7 - Find in the room dedicated to Tir McDohl in Gregminster Castle.
* Old Book Vol. 8 - One of the houses in Tigermouth.
* Old Book Vol. 9 - Treasure chest in Crom Mines.
* Old Book Vol.10 - Speak to the guy in the basement of the dorms in Greenhill Academy after the liberation.
* Old Book Vol.11 - Basement in Rockaxe item store after the liberation.
* Old Book Vol.12 - Speak to a person in the Muse Pub after Muse is liberated.

Richmond Investigations
* Secret: #1

Name: Emilia
Age: 29
From: Greenhill City
Position: Strategist's Retinue
Note: None

* Secret: #2

"In war, the unit Emilia is in will be able to see their attack percentage before they attack."

* Secret: #3

"She's a smart lady all right. But in the love department, she's still illiterate. That's why she reads so many romance novels."

* Secret: #4

"The newest bestseller is "For Love of the Empire", by Millich the Flower General."

Cook-Off Introduction
"She loves sweet food, but worries about her figure. That lovely librarian, Emilia!!!!"

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Case Study No. 1599: Nick and Ophelia Sheffer

Theatrical trailer for the 1985 comedy "Maxie" starring Glenn Close, Mandy Patinkin and Ruth Gordon. In this comedy fantasy, the body of a reserved, modest secretary for one the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco is invaded by the ghost of a flapper from the 1920's who returns to prove she could have become a big star, before her untimely death.
Tags: Theatrical Trailer Maxie Comedy Ruth Gordon Glenn Close Ghost San Francisco
Added: 5 years ago
From: KaninFamily
Views: 9,226

From earthlink.net:


Aaron, Paul (Director). Maxie. United States: Orion Pictures, 1985.

Starring: Mandy Patinkin (Nick, Rare Book Librarian); Valerie Curtin (Ophelia Sheffer, Head Librarian); Glenn Close (Jan / Maxie); Harry Wong (Mr. Chu, Library Patron)

Based on the Novel: Finney, Jack. Marion's Wall. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1973.

A very young and handsome Mandy Patinkin plays Nick, the Rare Book Librarian at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library. We first meet him on the job, closing up for the day (a librarian film convention) and giving a lift to a long-time patron, the elderly Mr. Chu (Harry Wong). Nick's wife, Jan (Glenn Close) is the personal assistant to the Catholic bishop. They have a comfortable marriage with promise, as they move into a charming (and haunted) new home. How much trouble could one little ghost be? Plenty. When Maxine Malone takes over Jan's body, Nick cannot help but be fascinated by the charming actress whose untimely death decades before prevented her from being a Hollywood star. The subplot involves Nick's new boss, Miss Sheffer, a she-devil (beautifully played by Valerie Curtin) who reinvents the stale library ladder scene by nearly making this rom-com X-rated. She dresses primly enough (long print skirt, wide belt, white blouse, glasses on a cord, shoulder-length brown hair, dangly earrings), but subtle she ain't. She purrs, "You have wonderful eyes, Nick. You should open them." He emphasizes that he's married. She doesn't care. "Most women avoid married men. I improve them." That night at a library companion's fundraiser she meets the wife (under Maxie's control) and they literally have a tug-of-war with poor Nick in the middle. Maxie snarls, "Go pedal it elsewhere, lady, the goods look damaged, my man ain't buyin'." Miss Sheffer purrs, "Why, Nick, your wife is charming! In a very primitive way." Jan/Maxie hates to waste a good drink but pours it down the head librarian's decollete. In a later scene when Nick has to rush home to tend to his wife, Miss Sheffer declares, "If you walk out that door now, you're fired." For the first time he acknowledges her harassment. "I'm not a towel boy in a country club, I'm an expert in rare books. I'm a professional; I'm paid to service the public's needs ... not yours." As she recovers from this affront she snaps at Mr. Chu, who calls her a bitch under his breath. This film is light entertainment and worth the price of admission if only to see the breathtaking library.

Case Study No. 1598: Unnamed Female Librarian (Total Casualties)

Total Casualties - Librarians
Another song from the choice group, Total Fag- I mean Casualties!
Tags: GhettoCabbage ghetto cabbage ghettocabbage Total Choas The Casualties Librarians Library Cunt Whale Whale of a Cunt Book Island Punk Drama Punk Rock (Musical Genre) Librarian (Occupation) Books Reading Action Blink
Added: 11 months ago
From: GhettoCabbage
Views: 75

Hey, pleased to meet you
I'm a librarian

I look nice
Almost like a white Aunt Jemima

But actually
I'm a fucking whale of a cunt

I like to kick kids
Out of the library

My job is to yell at kids
For doing jack shit

I love this job
I think I'll never quit

My whole life
I've never seen a dick
My face looks like
Somebody punched it
Chronic bitch face
Is what I suffer from

I walk around like
There's a stick stuck up my ass

If you got no pass
Better get back to class


Because I'm a whale
Of a cunt
Whale of a cunt
Big fucking whale of a cunt
Whale of a cunt
That's what I am
A whale of a fucking cunt

Fuck, good news!
There's a new librarian

She looks kinda young
She seems kinda alright

But holy shit
Wait, hold one minute

Her eyes go screwy
She's cross-eyed

In-school quakes
From her fucking thunder thighs

Where's your SRP
Or your pass

Well, get back to class


Because I'm a whale
Of a cunt
Fucking whale of a cunt
I'm a big fucking whale of a cunt

That's what I am!
I'm a big cunt!

Case Study No. 1597: Kim from Newport

Scared Screaming Librarian | Wipeout
Librarian left in stunned silence by our obstacles.

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Wipeout is a reality game show series in which contestants compete in what is billed as the "world's largest obstacle course". Wipeout is hosted and commentated by Richard Hammond, while Amanda Byram acts as the "on-location" presenter.
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Added: 10 months ago
From: Totalwipeoutchannel
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[scene opens with a young female librarian (red hair in a ponytail, green t-shirt, black shorts, yellow tights) standing on a rotating platform]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Kim from Newport, she's a librarian.
[as Kim continues to slowly spin around, she puts a finger to her lips and shushes the camera]
KIM: Shh ...
[cut to a closeup of Kim (standing still on the ground), then to another shot of her shushing the camera before "storming" off]
KIM: Shh!
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Sorry ...
[cut to Kim being interviewed by co-host Amanda Byram]
[she smiles, but then immediately places a finger to her lips and shushes her]
KIM: Shh!
[Amanda slowly lowers her microphone and stares down at the ground]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] That wasn't awkward at all ...
[cut to Kim (wearing a life jacket) running the "Qualifier" portion of the Wipeout obstacle course]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Silent steps now onto the Hammond hurdles ...
[she gingerly makes her way across some platforms suspended above a giant pool]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Silence is golden ... and her tights are golden, as well.
[she tries to step from one platform to another, but her legs end up going in opposite directions (with a "ripping" sound effect played for comedic effort) as she loses her balance and falls into the water with "0:38" on the clock]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Well, they were.
[cut to a replay of of Kim doing the "splits" whilst briefly suspended between the two platforms, as the "ripping" sound effect plays again]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Just hope that's the sound of her tights ripping, a-and not like tendons.
[cut back to a shot of Kim in her green t-shirt, as she looks at the camera and shushes]
KIM: Shh ...
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Sorry, just saying!
[cut back to Kim (now covered in mud) as she proceeds to the next stage of the Qualifier]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Proceeds silently to the Big Red Balls ...
[she jumps from the platform to the first giant ball suspended over the water]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Ooh, almost demotivated!
[she jumps from the first ball to the second ball]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Ball one ... transferred to ball two!
[she continues her momentum to the next ball]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] And three!
[she stops and starts to slip]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Oh, hang on ... hang on!
[she screams and then falls into the water]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Oh no ... Now she's making some noise, and falling off!
[cut to Amanda speaking directly to the camera]
AMANDA BYRAM: Did you see her face?
[she contorts her face to mimic Kim's expression before falling into the water]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Yeah!
[cut to a replay of Kim as she slips off the ball and hits the water]
RICHARD HAMMOND: [in voice over] Oh dear ...


From wikipedia.org:

Total Wipeout is a British game show, hosted by Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram that first aired on 3 January 2009. Each week, 20 contestants compete in a series of challenges in an attempt to win 10,000 pounds. These challenges are based in large pools of water or mud and generally involve large assault courses that participants must cross.


Series 5, Episode 6 (Shown as Episode 8)
22 September 2012


Final Winner: Daniel Levy


From graemeepearson.co.uk:

Total Wipeout February 2011 (A personal account)

On the morning of 4th. Of February 2010 I boarded the train from Dalmeny Station and arrived at Kings Cross that afternoon. I was told to find a private hire car on a street around the corner which I dually did and sat with fellow contestants Tom, Sophia and Lisa.

We passed some conversation on the way to Heathrow and I asked if they had been doing any training. It turned out Tom was up in the morning 5 days a week on circuits. He was dedicated. Lisa is married to a man called Dean Macey, a decathlete who has competed in the Olympics and won a Commonwealth Gold for England. Sophia was there for a laugh. She was Italian with 2 passports and fluency in the language to prove it.

We arrived at Heathrow and I said to the driver "I'd give you a tip but I'm Scottish." There is always one Scotsman in the script. If you look at the old World War II films like the Great Escape or Bridge Over the River Kwai, even Chicken Run, there is always at least one Scotsman. It is obligatory. I'm sure it was an attempt by the studios to keep things ethically mixed. These days the whole spectrum of ethnicity throughout the U.K. is represented proportionately in the show. However, I'd like to mention that if there are 20 contestants, according to the population of the U.K. of around 60 million, and the Scottish population of 5 million, there should sometimes be at least 2 Scotsmen or women.

Gradually my fellow contestants began to arrive from all the other parts of the U.K. and started to natter. Everyone was very friendly, extroverts and show-offs from all walks of life. Odd-balls. We buzzed and chatted. I got involved but had a feeling that I was the only normal one there.

One thing we all had in common was that we were all out on a limb, by ourselves. We didn't know each other, and by the time we would arrive in Argentina, and come home, we still wouldn't really know each other. So there wasn't enough time to form any cliques or have a bust up, which was good.

Luisa, one of the assistant producers, showed up at Heathrow as did Seena. I spoke freely to everyone and sized them up, and I‘m sure they were all doing the same. Victoria was a model who once dated Rod Stewart. She said "I'm the only gay in the village." This didn't mean she was gay. It meant she was different from all the other types where she lived. She arrived with Liam from Bristol, who was a football playing lad working in an insurance firm. Caz was a teacher from Brighton. Kirsten was a Zoo-keeper. Leo with Phil who was a firemen. Leo was South African but did not speak or hear. Phil translated for him with sign language and lip reading. Ian was an Engineer from London, with three boys. Nick was an archaeologist. Siobhan was quiet and from Manchester with three kids. I didn't realise until after that we shared the same last name. Stephanie was another extrovert who did a bit of gymnastics. Glen lived in Winchester but was originally from the Philippines and worked in IT. Sarah was from the Merseyside area, I think, and sang in an ABBA tribute band. Dan was a photographer and into hip-hop. Kim was a librarian doing it by the book from Wales. Maja (pronounced Mia) was originally from Bosnia but now married to a French man and also living in southern Englandshire. She studied at Edinburgh University. I always thought that I'd seen her somewhere before. Powerful Pete from Portsmouth was the oldest ever contestant. He ended up being my room-mate. On that episode I was the second oldest contestant.

I was beginning to understand the reasons for the auditions and interviews. Each contestant was chosen for their individuality. That is what makes the show so successful. The other reason for the show's success is/was the back-room staff. The assistant producers the crew all played their part very well.