Project Blue ~ A community dedicated the The Stand
Ok so I am not from East Texas but from Everett Washington, about two hours north of Tacoma where Susan Stern was from in the book. This story used to scare the shit out of me. I mean literally when I first saw the miniseries. Now I own the DVD and book and its nothing. My dad used to live outside of the Aberdeen Proving ground in MD and I was so freaked that the same thing was going to happen there, that did with Project Blue. I did research that King based Captain Trips off of Anthrax. I have read about The Bird Flu able to wipe out about the same amount of people. I would rather have a plague happen then Nuclear War. Anyway, I really like this community and I hope they remake the movie sometime. It would be cool however long to be on the big screen.
I've been a member for sometime, but never actually introduced myself.
I'm Chloe, 21, from Devon, UK.
The Stand has been one my favourite books since i first read at the age of 11.
I was just wondering if anyone had ever come across any good Stand Rpgs??
Or if there aren't any current ones of a good standard, who would be interested in a Stand universe RPG?
Wow, a community dedicated to my all time favorite SK novel. It makes me want to start re-reading the book all over again. In fact I think I will. It doesn't seem very active in here, that is too bad, I hope that changes. I would love to sit down and disscuss this book to no end. I'll have to post comments and questions over the next few days while I read the book again. It is a process, I like to go slow and take it all in and re vist all my favorite friends. I have been a fan since I saw the film when I was 7 or 8, and as soon as I could start reading books that long I started reading all the SK novels. I think I read the stand for the first time when I was 13ish.
Edit to add: I did start reading it again. I am assuming that a lot of you have read DT stuff before, if not this might be a little spoilery (but not really) if you don't want to know, don't read any farther.
Did anyone else ever think about the guy who leaves the base, his name is Charlie. In DT (The Stand is DT related of course.) The root Char means death and is also asociated with fire. Of course, Charlie and his family spread the super flu and lead to all that death. I wonder if SK did this on purpose, or if it was an accedent. I have also wondered this about the "Charlie" in "Firestarter". What do you guys think?
The people are dropping dead like flies from some unknown superflu and when its all said and done you are one of the few who survive. Do you have dreams of a little old black lady called Grandma Abagail and have an urge to eat corn? Or do you dream of the other fella, the dark man and have a sudden need for slot machines.
Who would call you and would you answer? Or would you strike out on your own and make the best of it and to hell with all the nutcases and their holy war?
I personally would rather stake my own claim and set up my own camp but that's just me. If I had to choose I probably would have ended up in Vegas although Boulder is a lovely city.
Watching the news of the aftermath of Katrina has brought to mind thoughts of the early portion of the book, when everyone was dying and things were starting to turn chaotic. Even though it's a limited area, I can't say how haunting and sad it is to see things very similar to what I read playing out for real on my TV screen. And I can't even imagine what that would be like worldwide as in the book.
I hope all on the list and their families are well and safe. And that things get better down there quickly.
My bro-in-law, bodmighty
, and I are having an argument over the casualty rate of Captain Trips.
Can anybody confirm the rate at being either .4% (4 out of every 1,000) or .004% (4 out of every 100,000)?
C'mon guys, give it up.
Greetings. I just found this group, so I thought I would make the obligatory introduction post.
I was one of those people who became interested through the movie, and because of that, I suppose I have more tolerance for the actors they picked than some who were reading the book years before. I was about 13 when the movie came on, and I decided to read the book the following summer. There are worse people than Gary Sinise to envision as Stu (I am a huge Gary Sinise fan thanks to this movie), but I always thought the Flagg actor was too run-of-the-mill. Reminded me too much of my stepdad.
As far as the book, I haven't read it since then, but I plan another go-round once I finish The Dark Tower. My boyfriend introduced me to that, and I subsequently told him he must read The Stand, so it has been a mutually beneficial relationship.
One thing that stood out to me, which may sound silly to some, is in the revised version when Stu and Tom watch Oliver & Company in the movie theater. I was obsessed with that movie from age 10 to, well, I still am, so that gave me great respect for Stephen King. Ha. Weirdness.
Can't wait to read it again after finishing DT.
" You and me soilder You and me!!"
Er, hi. Just thought I'd, you know, do the traditional Hi-I'm-Here-How-Are-You? post.
I'm one of many friends who've read The Stand
, and just a couple of days ago, we held our anual Stand party, where we all dress up as characters and watch the movie straight through all night.
If you'd like to see pictures, here are some
, but I warn you: there are 45 of them. You'll probably only be interested in the first few (the individual and group shots), but if you want to view the rest, feel free.
So. Er. Hi again. *blushes*