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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nightcrawler, Jun 26, 2006.

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  1. sm

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    Great!

    I've been wondering when I could use the theme song from the Pink Panther.

    de-doop~de-doop~de-doop ....DE-DOOOOP :D

    Just how are you supposed to type that anyway?

    One of ya'll gotta write something for me stick Jerry Lee Lewis doing "Killer" in this soundtrack too...

    Al Hirt and Pete Fountain are looking for some reasons to tickle them reeds as well...
     
  2. Nightcrawler

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    Thank you very much for all of the kind replies and encouragement.

    I'll try to get an update on Thursday when I'm off. Until then...

    Oh, and to Ryan M, welcome aboard indeed!

    I didn't want to kill the girl. I had to kill the girl. I wanted an emotionally wrenching dramatic climax, and I think it turned out rather well.

    Plus, unlike a lot of action movies and such, the aftermath of this is not glossed over. NC has a lot to work through and this will affect how he conducts himself and the choices he makes.

    As for the suggestion that either Lorenzo or NC die...how? Unless you want to get into some surreal "story from the grave" stuff, it's hard to kill the protaganist in a first-person narrative.
     
  3. BluesBear

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    Ohhhhh, I dunno.
    Desparate Houswives seems to have successfully pulled it off.
    :neener:
     
  4. Lupinus

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    .....you must be joking :eek:
     
  5. the naked prophet

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    I thought that was obvious at the very beginning when NC was so depressed and wearied, I knew that he was gonna fall in love and she was gonna die, but I didn't know the details. The anticipation nearly killed me, and the character development nearly made me cry when it happened.
     
  6. Correia

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    The desert light streaming through the window was blindingly bright. Cringing as the bandages around my chest tightened, I raised one hand to block the light from stabbing through my eye sockets.

    “So, you’re awake.” Jill DelToro smiled as she opened the curtains. “How do you feel?”

    “Ever take a contact shot to the chest with a .44 mag?” I asked rhetorically. My voice sounded funny with my swollen nose. The kid had broken it good.

    “Uhh… Nope. Can’t say that I have.”

    “What time is it? How long have I been out?” After getting patched and stitched from the Dead Six gig, I had gone right into a fuzzy, pain-killer induced sleep.

    “It’s two in the afternoon. Don’t feel bad, you looked like hell.”

    “Well, I got pistol whipped with a $5,000 Korth. Funny, it felt the same as getting pistol whipped with a Ruger. Who would have thought? Has there been any backlash from our little escapade?”

    “It’s all over the news. The police are saying that it was a terrorist group, and that they’ve been eliminated.” She slowly sat on the edge of the bed, her manner now serious, her voice somber. “I watched the video from Little Bird. I saw that girl, the one we followed from the restaurant. I saw her get killed.”

    “Those kinds of things happen in this world.”

    “Dead Six ruined my life. I didn’t think I would mind seeing them all killed, but that… that… I just don’t know,” she trailed off. “That just seemed so wrong.”

    “Well, it wasn’t really the trigger pullers fault. They were probably kept in the dark, and just given orders. It was that one guy from the embassy that wanted you dead… What was his name again?”

    “Gordon,” she sighed. “Now that guy, when he gets his, I want front row tickets. That girl though…”

    “Had you ever seen anybody get killed before?” I asked.

    “Actually, yeah. But not like that.” Her answer surprised me, but she did not elaborate. Instead she changed the subject. “Why did you go back for that kid?”

    The bedroom door opened. “Because Lorenzo is an idiot,” Carl said as he entered the room with a sandwich on a plate.

    “Hey, you brought me some lunch. Thanks.”

    “Get your own,” he responded as he took a bite. “Why the hell did you save him anyway? That just complicated everything. Lucky you didn’t get shot. You just can’t stick to a plan, can you? Why do you keep screwing up simple things to try to help people?”

    Jill gave him a look that would have killed most men with a soul. “I thought it was brave, and if it wasn’t for Lorenzo ‘screwing up’ I would be dead.” I realized with a shock that I found Jill very pretty when she was angry.

    Carl ignored her and chewed his sandwich. “Last time I checked, we’re not the good guys.”

    I shrugged, not really knowing the answer myself. Saving Nightcrawler had seemed like the thing to do at the time. “Well, at least we got the codebook, which means we can start phase three.”

    “Can I know what that is now?” Jill asked. We both looked at her, but did not respond. “I think I’ve proven my worth around here. The deal was, I help you on this job, whatever this phase three is, and you help me get out of the country. You got your stupid book, so what’s the deal? Not that it hasn’t been fun, but I would like to get back to someplace without terrorists and mercenaries and crazy people.”

    Well, now was as good a time as any. “Okay, but do me a favor first. There’s a big freezer in the garage. Could you get me an ice pack out of there first? My side really hurts.”

    “Okay, sure,” Jill said as she left.

    Carl raised a single bushy eyebrow as I rolled out of bed and winced as my feet hit the floor. “Are you crazy?” he asked.

    “Well, we need to see if she’s up for phase three?” I explained. “I think she’s tough enough. Dude, just trust me.”

    “Okay. Whatever. But I’m getting worried. It isn’t like you to start taking in strays. We’re not in the helping business. Survival first. Money second. You can do good deeds on your own time. I’m here to keep Big Eddie from skinning me alive, other than that, I don’t give a ****.”

    I gingerly stood and examined my battered face in the mirror. Nobody would ever accuse me of being pretty, but once the swelling went down, I would probably be back to my forgettable average self, just how I liked it. “Have I ever been wrong, Carl?”

    “Constantly,” he replied. There was a frightened scream from the garage. “See.”

    So Jill had found the freezer. “All part of my nefarious master plan. Come on.”

    I ran into her on her way out of the garage. Jill nearly took me down as we collided.

    “Somebody want to tell me why there’s a dead guy in the fridge?”

    #########

    To be continued...
     
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    “Somebody want to tell me why there’s a dead guy in the fridge?”

    "Because we didn't want him stinking up the living room" would be the answer at my house. I can't wait to hear Lorenzo's answer.

    Keep it up, guys!
     
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    I think its... dead ant~~dead ant~~dead ant~dead ant~dead ant.... :evil:
     
  9. Fly320s

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    Very nice work, Gents.

    I nominate Ving Rhames for the part of "Carl."
     
  10. Correia

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    Carl is a short, hairy, Portagee. :) As much as I love Ving, I'm having a hard time seeing that one.

    Okay, I've got to admit. I do like hearing folk's casting. That is actually a travel game my wife and I play. Anytime we are going to go on a long roadtrip, we make sure that we've read some of the same novels before we go, and then we pass the time casting the books. Silly, but fun.
     
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    so? like the movie industry hasn't made more drastic or worse changes lol
     
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    [voice=William Conrad]
    Will frostbite become a problem in Qatar?

    Will this new discovery cause Jill to give Lorenzo the Could Shoulder?

    Will Carl ever make anyone else a sandwich?




    Find out in our next nose numbing episode;


    Tales From The Crisper..

    or

    Dead Man Thawing!



    [/voice]
     
  13. sm

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    Soundtrack : Poco Harem - "Whiter Shade of Pale"

    Casting Couch:


    Holly Hunter - Jill

    Cheech - Carl

    Lorenzo - umm, Okay we need a Bronson looking fella, Rocky Marciani (sp?) [ boxer] brought back to life a or a younger Robert De Niro.

    Hey last movie I actually went to a theatre to view was Collateral when it first came out, probably last movie I watched as well...I don't even own a TV...doing best can here folks.

    Nightcrawler -Toby Keith

    Yes Cheech, yeah like in Cheech & Chong...okay think about it.

    <Cheech's voice>

    "Say dude, you gotta quit taking in strays man"

    See, I told ya!
    :D
     
  14. Nightcrawler

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    Wha...? NC is 23 years old when this story takes place. Ol' Toby graduated high school before I was born. A little long in the tooth to pass for a college student, don't you think? :D

    The thing about NC is this. The actor that plays him doesn't necessarily have to look like me. However, he can't be like a super-good looking guy or some hollywood pretty boy. One of the themes of these stories is that NC is, aside from being unnaturally lucky and a remarkably good shot, and having a penchant for getting in way over his head, is a very average person. He's not super smart, he's not super strong, and he's not a Antonio Banderas ladies man. Matter of fact, he's utterly inept with women... ;)
     
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    Nightcrawler- Samuel L. Jackson

    I can see it now: "Thats it. I've had it with these *********** terrorists in this ************ country!"

    [/SOAP reference]
     
  16. BluesBear

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    Personally I don't think we should be thinking about actors or sound tracks.
    Like any good book the readers mind should fill in the atmosphere.



    But,



    If I was to choose an actor to play Nightcrawler it's obvious that Josh Radnor who plays Ted in the series "How I Met Your Mother" would be perfect for the part.
     
  17. sm

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    Nightcrawler...

    I said a De Niro or Rocky M look alike , but younger would be best. Heck I just thought of Toby, his music after seeing you in a picture you posted here.
    Rocky M, boxer some years back, , didn't look big, not ugly , not handsome, just ...he grew up in the streets, learned to fight to survive. Never hit Rocky in the nose, he hated that and if an opponent did...it was all she wrote. :D


    Bear-

    Heck I am having a ball tossing faces and music with this thing...

    Gotta admit, Carl being played by Cheech...<knock at door>
    "hush man, turn down that lava lamp, its the cops dude" :p
     
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    I usually have no opinion on the casting, but:

    Cheech Marin would be perfect as Carl.
     
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    well the cast/music talk is all to fill that bottemless void. this SUCKING BLACK HOLE we find inside us between chapters...



    please hurry
     
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    I agree that the character of Carl would be great with a Cheech type of actor.
    The way he was in Nash Bridges would have been a great fit. But he's getting a little old to do it today.
    Perhaps Carlos Mencia could do it?
     
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    SM, you're scaring me - I too visualized Carl as a Cheech Marin type, particularly his bartender charecter in "Desperado." As for age I have to agree with Blues Bear that Carlos Mencia would be a good actor for the role after I read his post suggesting it.

    Nightcrawler & Correia, You guys are modern day story tellers shooting from the cuff and spinning an enthralling tale. Keep up the great work.
     
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    I just looked her up and shes at least 40 :eek:

    Keep up the good work Nightcrawler.
     
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    Cheech? Nah... Benicio del Toro as Carl. or Robert Carlyle (Begbie in trainspotting)

    Lorenzo is supposed to blend in anywhere... pass as an Arab or Maylay or? I'd say Antonio Bandaras could pull it off... or the buy who played Dr. Bashir (he was also in Syriana...) remember Lorenzo is a thief, and a master of disguises, not a killer first and foremost.

    George Eads (CSI) as Nightcrawler.

    We gotta find a place to fit in Adam Baldwin. Just because.
     
  24. sm

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    I'm 51.
    Holly ain't old, age is a state of mind. Holly carries herself well, and her voice is perfect for a no nonsense, lady with grit.

    Some of these "girls" some trip over their tongues over, ...well if it wasn't for computer enhancement, digital doodads, and all sorts gidget and gadgets, they would not be "popular". In real life, dumb as a brick and have the social skills of a crack in the sidewalk...not to mention they cannot act, even if they have family money like that modern day Twiggy...Paris Hilton.

    Another reason I do not own a TV, or view one except rarely. Actors cannot act today. IMNSHO.

    Story is great, then again not everyone that is out and about in another country, is going to be just out of HS and dropped out of freshman year of college. Not the way I interpret the story. I sense "seasoned" folks.

    I mean we do have some over 30 year olds in the war at this time, and some are ladies.

    Also do we not have those that served in Desert Storm serving in some capacity in the war now?

    http://www.desert-storm.com/War/chronology.html



    So ...what if Jill was 25 yrs old during Desert Storm, she would be 40 today.
    I was 36 in 1991 and Holly was 21 :D

    Like I said age is a state of mind, not a number. ;)
     
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    Back when I was a kid we could subscribe to comic books just like we do today with our favorite magazines. They always had a story in the last section of the comic book that ran a continuous story. Each issue had like a chapter in the story. Then there was that waiting period to find out what happened because the authors would always leave you hanging. NC and Correia have learned this lesson well. At least we are not waiting a whole month between issues, although it does feel like it.

    I, for one, want to thank the moderators for being nice enough to let this thread continue. It does satisfy the firearms related topic requirement if you stretch it some with all the dialog describing the firearms our heroes are using and fighting against.

    This thread is very popular at the moment. HERE, HERE, Nightcrawler and Correia! Well done, indeed. And BluesBear's witty commentary is like putting the cherry on top of the sundae. For readin', it don't git no better 'n this!
     
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