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Offline serious crayons

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Re: What was your first reaction?
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2013, 11:01:29 am »
Bump for Throwback Thursday. This is what we used to be like!  ;D

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Re: What was your first reaction?
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2013, 01:35:12 pm »
Bump for Throwback Thursday. This is what we used to be like!  ;D

I'm not looking! I don't want to be reminded!  ;D
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Re: What was your first reaction?
« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2013, 02:17:48 pm »
I did reread the whole thread - and love it. :)


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Love the way you put this, Katherine. No surprise, I know. :laugh:


Adding a little to the topic at hand, since I didn't participate in this thread back then:
Like many others, I had a delayed reaction. No tears at first, and I barely talked about it directly after seeing it. Only "This was entirely different from any movie I've ever seen".
I was absolutely stunned. I couldn't get it out of my head. Two days later, I saw a beige colored, checkered shirt hanging on a closet door and started crying. Hard.
The rest is history....

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Re: What was your first reaction?
« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2013, 02:40:43 pm »
This has got to be the best ever forgotten thread.

Thanks for the rewind, S. C.
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Re: What was your first reaction?
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2013, 03:11:29 pm »
Great thread!

My first reaction was to feel like I had been kicked in the stomach.  I had seen it with my mom, and we both rode home in silence, the only comment my mother had was "they wasted their lives".

I decided at that moment on to take as many of my straight friends to see that movie, and I managed to get about 12 of them to come with me.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
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Re: What was your first reaction?
« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2013, 09:38:29 pm »
Love the way you put this, Katherine. No surprise, I know. :laugh:

 :-*

This has got to be the best ever forgotten thread.

Thanks for the rewind, S. C.

My pleasure, Roland! Glad you enjoyed it.




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Re: What was your first reaction?
« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2013, 09:44:29 pm »
Great thread!

My first reaction was to feel like I had been kicked in the stomach.  I had seen it with my mom, and we both rode home in silence, the only comment my mother had was "they wasted their lives".

I decided at that moment on to take as many of my straight friends to see that movie, and I managed to get about 12 of them to come with me.

I did too. I felt immediately that it had literally changed my life. I mentioned that a couple of days later in a conversation with a friend, then realized that sounded kind of melodramatic. I did get that friend to go see it with me (I saw it by myself the first time, and most of the other 21 times). She liked it the way you like a good movie, but not in an obsessive, life-changing way.

For a while I tried to sneak it into pretty much every conversation and people either hadn't seen it at all or they had but, straight or gay, they only liked it in the normal good-movie way. Finally I gave up mentioning it. In seven-plus years I've only run across one or two other people who really really really liked it, and even then probably not quite at the Brokie level.


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Re: What was your first reaction?
« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2013, 12:16:03 pm »
Great thread!

Delayed reaction too. I cry easily when watching movies but with BBM, not one tear, just such a knot in my throat I could hardly breathe. I had no idea what the movie was about, just saw the poster with beautiful mountains and handsome cowboys and got into the theater. Little did I know... When getting out I felt like I had been punched all over but was not sure what had really happened. I was not sure of what I had seen either, the movie is so much like real life where you could interpret everything in different ways (as we discovered with the endless discussions on the forum, lol)

Woke up the next morning on a soaked pillow and had to return again and again (and again) to try and convince myself that this was 'just a movie', not a documentary and that J&E were not real. Of course that did not work. Discovering the yahoo forum first, then Bettermost and DC (plus a French one), seeing that other people were going through the same madness of becoming dysfunctional and obsessed, being able to talk endlessly about each detail, was a lifesaver.

And 7 years later the friendships continue....

Thank you brokies

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Re: What was your first reaction?
« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2013, 08:13:09 pm »
And 7 years later the friendships continue....

and soon, we'll have a 10 year anniversary!


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!