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by Doruk Golcu
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Taking acting classes, need encouragement
Replies: 9
Views: 1556

One thing I always say is: "If you were already good at something, you wouldn't be needing to take classes." So, you shouldn't let your lack of current ability to impede you from taking the classes. Also, something my dance teacher said (paraphrased): "The best students I trained were not the ones t...
by Doruk Golcu
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Bush Administration to Announce Wolf Delisting Tomorrow
Replies: 27
Views: 4100

Which brings us back to my meeting with Dr. Mech. He actually considers the delisting of wolves a positive step. He also is unconcerned about wolves being hunted for several reasons. First (these are all according to him, except when I say something wrong due to faulty memory :P ), wolves at the mom...
by Doruk Golcu
Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: The Spiderwick Chronicles
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Hmmmmm... as fas as I know, it is based on a children's book illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi. People who have played AD&D, early M:tG, or early W:tA might recognize his work. Here is his website http://www.diterlizzi.com/ I find his work pleasant, so I might go see this movie.
by Doruk Golcu
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Dr. David Mech
Replies: 14
Views: 2837

Ow! That is a hard one... Lessee... He studies wolves in a Arctic island, 200 miles from the North Pole. These wolves have never been exposed to humans (and associated dangers), therefore are much more comfortable around people. At one point early in the study, and when he was not sure just how comf...
by Doruk Golcu
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Dr. David Mech
Replies: 14
Views: 2837

It was really very instructive. Besides that, he also had some rather funny anecdotes to tell about the goofy things wolves occasionally do.
by Doruk Golcu
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Dr. David Mech
Replies: 14
Views: 2837

Yes, I did.
by Doruk Golcu
Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Dr. David Mech
Replies: 14
Views: 2837

Actually, that notion of the omega has been around forever. The change in understanding that Dr. Mech advocates is that the omega position does NOT exist at all. The problem here is that the notion of the pack hierarchy, including the ideas of alpha and omega wolves, has been in the popular literatu...
by Doruk Golcu
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Dr. David Mech
Replies: 14
Views: 2837

He does have a website and also a newer book, titled Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation.
by Doruk Golcu
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Dr. David Mech
Replies: 14
Views: 2837

Dr. David Mech

So, Dr. Mech, one of the most renowned wolf biologists in the world was in my university for a lecture. I got to spend a lot of time with him since I was the one who nominated him as a speaker and therefore got to organize most of event. Since our university is primarily composed of biologists (most...
by Doruk Golcu
Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: What Tigers-At What Price
Replies: 10
Views: 2220

It must be pointed out that it is NOT albinoism, since you wouldn't get the stripes and colored eyes in that case.
by Doruk Golcu
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: Cloverfield Yeah awesome movie!!!!!!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 8220

Actually, cell phones do occasionally work in the subway here in New York nowadays... Usually not when you are in the tunnels, but you have a chance in the stations, as it was in the movie...
by Doruk Golcu
Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: What should a werewolf be?
Topic: The issue of holes in pants
Replies: 29
Views: 5504

Isn't there an ad out there somewhere about underwear with tail openings? In stories, they're just boxers worn backwards. IRL, thsy are either semi-chastity belts for non-spayed females, or diapers/nappies for older, "leaky" animals. :roll: There is no reason for "tail vented" underwear for humans....
by Doruk Golcu
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: What should a werewolf be?
Topic: The issue of holes in pants
Replies: 29
Views: 5504

Isn't there an ad out there somewhere about underwear with tail openings?
by Doruk Golcu
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: Cloverfield Yeah awesome movie!!!!!!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 8220

Judging from the interviews with the filmmakers, the monster was just a baby that was lashing out in fear due to being separated from its mommy... Awwww, poor widdle cuddly city-destroying critter!!! Also explains why it doesn't always look scary >.> :P
by Doruk Golcu
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: Cloverfield Yeah awesome movie!!!!!!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 8220

I live in Manhattan, and quite liked the movie. I find New York critics are overly sensitive about anything that even remotely reminds them of 9/11. Actually, at least one scene took place only a few blocks from my home o.O
by Doruk Golcu
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Who werewolf-episode
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Another interesting tidbit I heard is that the werewolf was done by the same special effects team that did the Harry Potter werewolf. Can anyone confirm this?
by Doruk Golcu
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Heath Ledger is Dead
Replies: 21
Views: 4031

And with a little kid to boot :(
by Doruk Golcu
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: What should a werewolf be?
Topic: Wolf Howling as a form of music
Replies: 13
Views: 2032

The problem is, of course, that wolves actively avoid signing in harmony, in order to give an appearance of large numbers.

But this reminds me that in one book by Tanya Huff, the werewolves were portrayed as big fans of opera :D
by Doruk Golcu
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: A Man Among Wolves (National Geographic channel)
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

I still don't like it :P
by Doruk Golcu
Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: Oh yeah baby! HELLBOY 2 trailer!
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

The whole point of Hellboy is it takes cliches of the pulp genre and does good things with them :P
by Doruk Golcu
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: Cloverfield
Replies: 24
Views: 4753

There are some as-yet-insubstantiated rumors that this is going to be it:

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Some sort of mutant whale with mutant parasites...
by Doruk Golcu
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: An idea I had fro Evil Dead 4.
Replies: 10
Views: 2759

I absolutely agree that wikipedia is quite often not an accurate source, although it seems better moderated nowadays, so no offense taken. However, in this respect it is rather hard to distinguish fact from fiction since there would be a lot of Lovecraft-inspired works that people would try to sell ...
by Doruk Golcu
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: My thoughts on "The Mist"
Replies: 46
Views: 7851

You will love it and hug it and call it 'George'?
by Doruk Golcu
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: An idea I had fro Evil Dead 4.
Replies: 10
Views: 2759

Wikipedia to the rescue again!!!! Directly quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necronomicon : The Necronomicon is a fictional book from the stories of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. It was first mentioned in Lovecraft's 1924 short story "The Hound", written in 1922, though its purported author,...
by Doruk Golcu
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: My thoughts on "The Mist"
Replies: 46
Views: 7851

Ouch... that is a much worse ending than the book indeed, IMHO... [spoiler]We don't see them get clear of the mists in the book either, but the main guy thinks he heard something on the radio, the name of a place, and the story ends with him whisperin 'Hope' to his sons ear.[/spoiler] Roughly the di...