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Looks like I need not have worried about Diablo 2. They'd given up after the 2nd session it seems. Had a game of Settlers and one of Zombies. Neither of which I won. Although I did do better than usual in Settlers. Actually managed to get within a few points of winning.

Tonight is IFIS. Looks like we'll (thankfully) not be showing Delicatessen as no-one who is going has a copy. But I do have Edward Scissorhands with me instead which should probably appeal to a wider audience anyway. Assuming anyone still turns up apart from me. Might just give it 20 minutes and then skip off to Crosslands for a pint or two.

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i think they have delicatessen in founders library...?
and it's cool!

I don't know anyone who might be going who wants to watch it though.

Then why are they going to what is clearly advertised as a screening of Delicatessen?

Well apart from me, I don't know of anyone else who is going to show up. And I'm only showing up to collect the keys to the library and to make sure that Crosslands are still fine with us showing up tomorrow.

Then why bother advertising it as Delicatessen why not just "Chris T. watching what he wants"?

*sighs* Pay attention? We were originally going to show it, but we didn't have a copy available. Which wasn't an issue in the end, as zero people showed up to watch it anyway (A feat only rivaled by Harry Potter 3 which had just one person show up who wasn't that fussed and was quite glad to watch something else instead).

If by some miracle the society was full of people who liked watching french films about people eating people, the fall back plan was for me to show something else instead. Which meant I had to pick something suitable for the occassion, like Edward Scissorhands. Can't go wrong with a bit of Johnny Depp :)

*sighs* Pay attention?

I'm not a child, so please don't talk to me as such.

Didn't Charlotte say there was a copy available in Founders Library?

I'm not a child, so please don't talk to me as such.

Well if you stopped acting like one... :P

They may be a copy of it Founders library, but since I don't have access to that library, it wasn't much use. And even if I did, I don't think spending the effort to get a copy for the zero people who wanted to watch the film would be worth it.

Even if xwingredleader had shown up with a copy, even he wasn't prepared to watch it and was planning on just leaving it running whilst he went to Crosslands.

Just accept the fact that no-one wanted to watch the film that we couldn't show anyway and just go find some other pointless thing to complain about instead.

Good bye Chris
I am only replying now because I have only just got back from Wales.

Can I ask what has happened to the copy I handed to Phill?
If you are going to make excuses, think of better ones than that.

I'd imagine your copy was with xwingredleader but he was unable to make it as he was busy writing an essay. If you think trying to get a degree isn't a good enough "excuse" then you probably need to get a better grip on reality.

You have stated several times that there was no copy available.
I had made a copy available. I had in fact mentioned to you the Thursday before I went to Wales that I had handed the DVD to Phill. It would not have been difficult for Phill to hand you the DVD at some point after realising that he was not going to be going. It would not have been difficult for him to have pushed it through your letterbox on his way to college.
Therefore it is a pathetic excuse.

xwingredleader was BUSY writing an essay. This
does not mean he had time to take a stroll in to campus and drop off the
DVD. He did not have time to pop down the pub on Thursday. He had no time
for anything except the essay. Is this simple concept too complicated for
you to understand? I could point you in the direction of a dictionary
definition if the word "busy" is unknown to you?



You can call this "excuse" pathetic, but it's not as pathetic as your
whining about this. Even you had no intention of watching the film, so you
have no cause for compliant that it was not shown.


>xwingredleader was BUSY writing an essay. This
does not mean he had time to take a stroll in to campus and drop off the
DVD. He did not have time to pop down the pub on Thursday. He had no time
for anything except the essay. Is this simple concept too complicated for
you to understand? I could point you in the direction of a dictionary
definition if the word "busy" is unknown to you?

Your house is midway between his house and campus. It is not unreasonable to suggest that there is time for a two minute detour to drop a DVD through your letterbox.

As for my not inrending to see the film, I was in WALES. I may like the film, but I was not about to do a 700 mile round trip on public transport to go to see it. If it had been going to be shown in week that I was in Egham, I would probably have gone to IFIS instead of the Tuesday game for that week. There are people who would want to see the film, despite your describing it as a film in french about people eating eachother.
That description is approximately as accurate as describing Pulp Fiction as being about some gangsters fixing a boxing match.

Ah, I see. You do have a problem understanding what the word "busy" means. here is a dictionary definition of the word busy.

Yes, my house would be a short diversion for someone walking from xwingredleader's house to campus. But he was busy writing an essay. See how I'm using that word "busy". I'm indicating that xwingredleader did not have time in which to walk to campus or my house or in fact anywhere that was not involves with writing his essay.

How about another example? You were too busy to pop by my house on the way to campus last Tuesday because you were busy in Wales. See how that works? It's really not that differcult to understand is it?

And as for these people you refer to who wanted to watch the film, why did they not show up last week? I waited 20 minutes and in that time just one person showed up. And they had shown up out of routine and had no idea what film was on.

I think it's pretty clear that none of the students were interested in watching this film. They prefer films like Batman Begins, for example. That had over 10 eager people show up to watch it. And it received the same level of advertising too so you can't blame that.

So according to you, Phill does not go to campus at all during the week. Assuming I accept this, what stopped YOU from picking it up from his house during your incredibly not busy weekend?
The fact that you couldn't be arsed.

It is truly a pathetic excuse.

As for "They did not want to watch it." How exactly did you describe it?
"A film in French about people eating eachother" or something very similar would be my guess. With salesmanship like that, keep your day job.
I know the film is obscure. That doesn't mean that IFIS should not show it to those who turn up out of habit.

>And as for these people you refer to who wanted to watch the film, why did they not show up last week?

One of those people was Adam, who did not show up because you stated you weren't going to be showing it.
One of those people was me, inconveniently located, and while not busy 700 miles is a long way to travel to see a film. If it had been another week, I would have been there.
Another again is Giles who is currently without independent transport. Students could have been persuaded with only a little effort. Mentioning the other films by the same director for example. But you would not do this because you did not want to see this. You would much rather dissuade people and then be a smug patronising git about how unpopular it is.

No, if you read what I said, xwingredleader was too busy to drop the DVD off on Tuesday cos he was busy writing an essay. He's doing a BA - he probably only has one lecture a month anyway ;)

And why didn't I pick it up off him at the weekend? Because I had no need to. I only found out he wasn't going to be able to attend shortly before I wrote this entry, when he called me on my mobile and asked me to put on something else instead. Which if you'll check the date, was on Tuesday - the day we were showing the film. I only had a few hours notice that we needed a change of plan.

As for how I described the film, well if it isn't in French and doesn't involve cannibalism, I suggest you contact the IMDb as the details they have for the film are wrong. I also quoted it as saying it was a "Comedy, Sci-Fi, Romance" too.

But how I describe the film is not an issue here. I only discussed the film with two people. I told gmplatypus what film we were showing on Sunday when I saw her and I told J when he showed up on Tuesday. That doesn't account for the other 15+ students who didn't show up. I suspect they were busy having fun enjoying valentines day. I know montysheep was cos I interrupted her plans to get the library keys off her.

Basically, if you have a problem with how the film was advertised, maybe you should speak to xwingredleader. Although I can't think what better advertising for a film is, than pointing folk at the IMDb. I'm just someone xwingredleader tagged to help the society out by showing something else instead.

And also, you're saying I saved doris a trip by warning folk that we'd had to change the film cos we didn't have a copy available? And he's complaining about this? Jeez. Some people are so ungrateful. Although I'm surprised he didn't show up to watch Mr. Depp anyway.

You also have too high an opinion of the students and the range of films they've seen. I mentioned Amelie and neither of them had heard of it. In fact most of the films I mention to the students, they've not seen or even heard of.

Ultimately at the end of the day, you should just get off your high horse and go watch it with doris and winterdreamer rather than wasting your time whining about this. You and doris are the only people who have a problem with this. Everyone else seems capable of understanding the simple situation and dealing with it. There's no conspiracy here, no matter how much you and doris claim there is.

This is certainly not the first time that the committee have been unable to show a film cos they've not had a copy. Although usually they contact me and I take along my copy instead.

My problem is mostly that you are the kind of smug patronising little cunt who is no longer worth the effort of being polite to.

If you didn't want to be patronised at, maybe you should have spent more time reading why the film wasn't shown and less time whining about it?

And seriously. Do you know how to be polite? The way you've treated people - the IFIS committees in particular - over the years would suggest otherwise.

I could point you in the direction of a dictionary
definition if the word "busy" is unknown to you?


Yeah, and he'll do it too. He likes being right fucking patronising like that.

Well when the hard of thinking repeatedly not understand what I'm saying I have to use whatever methods I can to try and help them.

AKA, being fucking patronising.
wow you were right, they were just being a pair of seditious cunts.