: - ) ALL Festive Year-End Twin Peaks Fireside Thread

Jasper

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You must, at the very least, treat yourself, and perhaps your loved ones, to this:



This one is quite a remarkable piece of work 😮:
 

Jordan Cole

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How’s everyone’s Christmas Day going?

Pretty shitty. I was supposed to travel to meet my fiance at her parents' house but her mom got COVID. So now I'm staying put alone in my apartment for the past three weeks, and I'll probably spend New Years alone too as I don't want my fiance to come home and give me COVID, which really made me extremely sick a few months ago. A similar (but way worse) thing happened last year, where we were totally separated for a lot of December, so two years straight alone on Christmas and New Years.

I'm just treating this day like any other and doing my usual crap.
 

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Pretty shitty. I was supposed to travel to meet my fiance at her parents' house but her mom got COVID. So now I'm staying put alone in my apartment for the past three weeks, and I'll probably spend New Years alone too as I don't want my fiance to come home and give me COVID, which really made me extremely sick a few months ago. A similar (but way worse) thing happened last year, where we were totally separated for a lot of December, so two years straight alone on Christmas and New Years.

I'm just treating this day like any other and doing my usual crap.

My, you’ve certainly got a serious lack of holiday cheer going on. What would the Yule Log Lady think? She might place you right on the birch bark naughty list with an attitude like that!

Luckily I have just the thing for you, as discussed here, Whistle And I'll Come To You (1968), which started the BBC’s excellent A Ghost Story For Christmas tradition. This is one of my absolute favorite films, (albeit a short film, at about 42 minutes, but most assuredly a film), to be watched, as Lynch would wisely counsel, in the dark with no distractions. It’s especially good right before sleep.

This is the best version on YT:


If you’d like to do without the BBC FOUR in the upper left of the version above, then this is probably your best option:

 

Jordan Cole

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Thank you, but the problem is, me and my fiance kind of watch everything worth watching together and if this is REALLY that good, I'd like to watch it with her.

I have a short list of stuff to watch without her and it's mostly pretty bad stuff. So when she's away I fill up the time watching movies I don't even want to watch.
 

Jasper

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Thank you, but the problem is, me and my fiance kind of watch everything worth watching together and if this is REALLY that good, I'd like to watch it with her.

I have a short list of stuff to watch without her and it's mostly pretty bad stuff. So when she's away I fill up the time watching movies I don't even want to watch.

Well, if that's the way you two like to go about watching things, then I'd probably honestly agree that you should wait for her. I'd still recommend watching the film well before the end of January, because it's most fit for the darkest time of the year.
 

Jasper

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Look everybody, it's the Lynch who stole Lynchmas.

No Wisteria for you!

You're a mean one, Mr. Lynch... :)


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MasterMastermnd

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Merry Christmas!

My girlfriend and I also got COVID for Christmas. I'm over it, she still isn't. We didn't go anywhere, just had a little Christmas dinner of blin, salmon, and caviar and watched Everything Everywhere All at Once. It was fine. I didn't love it as much as most but it had a great cast.
 
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Dom

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How’s everyone’s Christmas Day going?
It's just ended here in the UK. I'm knackered, but I'm pleased. I put the turkey in the oven at 10am and parboiled the roast potatoes. Then it was really a case of timing everything to eat about 2pm. I simmered the giblets with veg yesterday to make stock for the gravy and cut up all the veg and stuffed the turkey. So, today it was roast turkey, roast potatoes and roast parsnips (cooked in goose fat), sprouts and carrots. I put sage and onion stuffing in one end of the turkey (my Mum and I are both gluten intolerant, so that was gluten free) sausagemeat in the other end and did my Dad some apple and cranberry stuffing separately (which has gluten in it!) I made enough to feed an army, so there's lots over for a reheat meal tomorrow. I washed everything up afterwards (I put some stuff in the dishwasher, but our 55 year old dinner service won't go in there!) then dished out the presents. My brother and sister in law live in the USA, so we spoke to them on the phone late in the afternoon.

My folks felt guilty about not contributing, but neither of them are well - they're elderly and have a lot of long term health problems - so I didn't want them getting in a state trying to help. (There were problems in health department that almost derailed things today, but I'm going to avoid them because I don't want to make a few unpleasant bits diminish the good!) My folks worked incredibly hard at Christmas through my childhood, so now it's my turn. Plus I like doing everything myself: I like the challenge. And it was easier than last year when I was cooking for five. I'm not convinced I cooked any less food, actually! :D I just love to cook!

I received the Apocalypse Now six-disc 4K set, the Blu-ray complete Cowboy Bebop anime series (minus the film) which I know nothing about, but it's always recommended, a DVD of some Robert Powell readings of various ghost stories (the disc is an adjunct to the BBC Ghost Stories for Christmas, which I'm watching through this week) and Arrow's 'Rogue Cops and Racketeers' Blu-ray set, which includes two Fabio Testi police action films: The Big Racket and The Heroin Busters. I reviewed The Big Racket on the Film Thread a while ago. I liked it so much on the Arrow Player that I asked for the physical media set. Oh, and I got Donald E Westlake's novel Forever and a Death, which is based on a mid-1990s pitch he made for the Bond film that became Tomorrow Never Dies. It's a bloody massive book for the publisher - almost 500 pages, which is twice the length of most Hard Case Crime novels!

So, I've just had a drink of hot chocolate (another present!) and I'm getting back to the book I've just started, called Winter's Tale, by Mark Helprin, from 1983. I know nothing about it, really. Robert Meyer Burnett recommended it on his podcast and added that the movie adaptation is one of the worst adaptations of a novel he's ever seen. I'm avoiding reading anything about the book and it appears the back cover blurb only applies to the bits the film adapted. I've got a secondhand 2014 film tie-in edition, retitled 'A New York Winter's Tale', because the book had never been published in the UK before the film came out. I'd never heard of the film either. I'm a couple of chapters in and it's beautifully written and I'm intrigued to see where it'll go. It's about 750 pages. Nowadays they'd say 'Let's make a streaming series out of this!' rather than 'Let's make a movie out of it!

Anyway, I'm winding down now, but still on a mini-high! I need to get up in the morning, because we have some neighbours dropping by. I hope everyone has had a great Christmas or has had as great a Christmas as they can, if they're battling extenuating circumstances!

God bless and lots of love to y'all! x
 

Cappy

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🌲:coffee:🎄:coffee:🌲:coffee:

He is BOB
Eager for cheer
He wears a smile
Everybody gather near!
🔥


Ha, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that 12 days video before.

The past week or so I’ve been thinking of a TP 12 days of Christmas song, just in the back of mind when I’m not too busy. It’d include something like…

-12 Rainbow Trout!
-10, the number of completions (or whatever Bushnell Mullins says there)
-Elk’s Point #9, the bar where Sarah takes her face off
-The Jeffries Teapot generating the number 8
-Lucky 7 Insurance
-John Justice Wheeler singing “…in a narrow grave, just 6 by 3”
-Carl Rod saying “2 sets of Chalfonts” in FWWM
-Laura was the 1

That still leaves 11, 5, 4, and 3, as I’m counting the JJW lyric as 6. I think 3 and 4 could potentially be covered by scenes where food is ordered — I suspect Coop ordered 4 coffees at the Double R around the time of his visit to Owl Cave, but I haven’t viewed that ep in so long that I’m not certain.
 

Jasper

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Ladies and gentlemen, we are soon crossing over!

Now, there are some things that will change…


Twin Peaks Finale GIF by Twin Peaks on Showtime
 

Mb3

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Is everybody in the country where you guys live also crazy about fireworks ?
By the way, happy new year folks !
 

Jasper

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Is everybody in the country where you guys live also crazy about fireworks ?
By the way, happy new year folks !

I read this, and I thought, hey I actually haven't heard any yet, but about a minute later I started to hear a few stray pops. Now there's a dog barking.

It's hard to fathom the craziness into which we're likely wading, but here's a New Year's wish...

directing david lynch GIF


It can be film or digital. I honestly don't care. Just, c'mon Lynch, let's rock.

Later...

"I can't make a film in 2024, because two and four add up to six, and that's just no good. Two and five add up to seven, and that's a real nice number, so I'd like to maybe make a show or film in 2025, but who knows. We'll just have to wait and see..."
 

Dom

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Is everybody in the country where you guys live also crazy about fireworks ?
By the way, happy new year folks !
Happy New Year! In the UK, we've had private fireworks going off all night. The city council cancelled the official midnight fireworks due to high winds and rain, although the wind dropped and it didn't rain for a while around midnight! It started again at about 1am. Saddest thing about the relatively modern obsession with New Year fireworks (which were mostly exclusive to November 5) is that we used to be able to hear all the boats and ships sounding their sirens at midnight. Now it's drowned out by explosions.
 
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