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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by -Sonnenkinder » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:26 pm

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I've just joined after almost four years of lurking.

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Morgo » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:16 am

Hey guys, another Aussie checking in :)

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Post by panga » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:58 pm

+1 to team Canberra

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by -Sonnenkinder » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:52 pm

Just heard some very interesting news, in specific relation to preparedness and Australia.

The Tomorrow When the War Began series by John Marsden is becoming immortalised in film.
they're already shooting.

The story that got me into preparedness and survival. As a movie series. Better not disappoint.


At least Michael Bay isn't directing.



Hope this excites someone else as much as it did me.







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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by TheGunslinger » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:01 pm

Oh wow, really?

I loved those books as a kid, totally dug them growing up.

It's a bit PAW fantasy world with Ellie and her friends saving the day, but it did highlight some interesting stuff.

I've hiked the Devil's staircase and Hell's window in the Victorian highlands - where 'Hell' is supposed to be for the group. It's an awesome part of the world.

If they made the show and set it out there, I'd be pretty impressed.
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by -Sonnenkinder » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:32 pm

I know, dude.

The moment the house explosion happened in the second book, i was pretty much sold on me being a cross between Homer and Leigh.

Loved that it was pitched as a kids book, but didn't shy away from moral greyness, or particular graphic content (Robin deliberately blowing herself up with a hand grenade).


Great book, great series, good epilogue book, too.

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Post by TheGunslinger » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:03 am

Heaps of moral greyness - Robyn committing suicide, even though she was seriously religious, whether they should drop the girl who had been shot off to the enemy or not, Chris dieing from drink-driving and them finding the corpse.

The ex-reserve major and his crew who get massively iced. Australia being partitioned at the end.

Lee being a stone cold murdered, pretty much through the whole book.

It was a pretty awesome read.
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by -Sonnenkinder » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:53 am

Gunslinger, check these links out.

Tomorrow updates, as they happen,
http://tomorrowmovies.proboards.com/index.cgi" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;?



And the low-down on the movie.
http://www.webwombat.com.au/entertainme ... -movie.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;





Whoever plays Fi better be hot.

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by colinz » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:14 am

Great stuff!!

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Post by TheGunslinger » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:38 pm

Woo! Cheers!

I'm struggling to think of who they could get to play her...wasn't she meant to be waif-like and tiny, but massively hot?
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by -Sonnenkinder » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:04 pm

TheGunslinger wrote:Woo! Cheers!

I'm struggling to think of who they could get to play her...wasn't she meant to be waif-like and tiny, but massively hot?

I had an ex-girlfriend, Alexis, once that I could have sworn was Fi.
My sister told me that she finished the book and continued thinking it was really her, all the way through the series.

5' 9", platinum hair, wiry, petite thing, she was.
She was a scarily good shot, that one.
Good with a knife and played violin.



Mmmmmm...... Other people might not, but I find that attractive.


Actually no. Pretty much everyone here would.

That's why I love this place.




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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by scarymonkey » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:45 am

I bought that book series for my kids and read and re read them myself.Its a good read.
I just checked youtube,,they have several trailers from the film...
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by TheGunslinger » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:48 am

Awesome! I just watched them, looks great!

Fi does look pretty hot, and they cast Homer quite well. Robyn and Ellie too - they have that Australian 'country' look about them.

Dunno about the scenes with the soldiers in it - a lot of them looked like Australians to me. I'm a little hazy, but I thought they only really mentioned Aussie soldiers in passing, they here about a few major battles and that's about it?

Still, I think they might do it justice. Have to wait and see. It's been a long time coming.
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Post by scarymonkey » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:44 am

They probably wont stick to the complete story line, otherwise it would be a very long movie.Unless they do it in a few parts.
I dont seem to remember many Aussie troops in the book either.
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by TheGunslinger » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:14 am

Yeah, it would be a massively long single movie.

I'd say they'll probably do a couple books in one, because unless I'm mistaken there is a fair bit of teenage love stuff through the first one, anyway.

Then if it goes well, maybe do the rest in some sequels.
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by scarymonkey » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:08 am

I really hope they dont cock it up like they do with a lot of movies based on books.
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by TheGunslinger » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:11 am

Yeah, me too.

I'm not very hopeful, though.
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by -Sonnenkinder » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:41 am

This guy has done some good work though, dude.

I'm, cautiously hopeful.

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by scarymonkey » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:19 pm

next time your on youtube, check out.."The Burrowers",,they are cowboy zombie types that pop out of their holes every 30 years or so.The indians get the blame for their nasty work.Its on DVD, released this week.
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by DestroyerJS » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:14 am

Hey guys,from Perth moved to Sydney,read the first page of this topic then skipped to the end,only to see that I wasn't the only one that read "Tomorrow When The War Began" I have only read the first book and it was great,did not really commit to reading the rest but as I have read,it is not PAW situation,it's more of a WWII invasion(plus in the first book Fi[who knows a few different languages]said they were speaking a language she did not understand)on Australia by the japanese.


Good to hear it's being made into a movie,and like what everyone said,I hope Fi is gonna be hot,any idea when it is gonna be out?


Oh and to share my plan in a PAW situation with zombies,I say if you can't beat 'em,join 'em!

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by -Sonnenkinder » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:08 am

DestroyerJS wrote:Hey guys,from Perth moved to Sydney,read the first page of this topic then skipped to the end,only to see that I wasn't the only one that read "Tomorrow When The War Began" I have only read the first book and it was great,did not really commit to reading the rest but as I have read,it is not PAW situation,it's more of a WWII invasion(plus in the first book Fi[who knows a few different languages]said they were speaking a language she did not understand)on Australia by the japanese.


Good to hear it's being made into a movie,and like what everyone said,I hope Fi is gonna be hot,any idea when it is gonna be out?


Oh and to share my plan in a PAW situation with zombies,I say if you can't beat 'em,join 'em!


Dude!

Go read them.

It's a light read, and worth it in its entirety.

A couple of descriptions of very valid guerrilla tactics underneath the teen fiction storyline. One in particular comes to mind. It's in the third book, if I recall correctly. Toasters. That's all I'm saying to jog people's memory. Any more would be a clear violation of ZS rules.

If you've read them, you'll remember. If you haven't, you should. If you're Australian on top of that, you really should.


It never identifies the nationality of the invaders, but Marsden admits Indonesia were the inspiration.





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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by -Sonnenkinder » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:22 am

Also, I have a new standing rule.

Anyone here who comes through or to Cairns, the first drink and night's lodging is on me.



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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by TheGunslinger » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:20 pm

Yeah, it was pretty heavily implied that Indonesia were the invaders.

The colonists moving here was one of the big give aways - that 'they' wanted to move their large population here to ease up room. And for cheap access to our farm land.

It also all depends on your definition of 'PAW', really. It's definitely TEOFTWAWKI, as Australia as a nation is invaded. I suppose apocalypse might be a little far-fetched, though.

Still a stonking great read, especially when I was a teenager.
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by scarymonkey » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:52 am

The way the politicians in the book reacted seems about right as well,I could see them all taking off for parts unknown.
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