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Freya
Freya
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5.0 out of 5 stars Merlin - Love, Loss, And Promise, January 10, 2016
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This is the sweetest and most delicate music from Merlin. It has been played for several scenes of great emotion, but it is aptly named because it brings back the tender scenes of young love between Merlin and Freya.

It's the only time Merlin will be able to love someone who can see him for who he is. Freya will be his only love, and it is a love that ends tragically. This young teenaged Merlin will know joy and heartbreak. And this music captures so many emotions of love, imagination, loss, and promise.


Merlin Buries Lancelot
Merlin Buries Lancelot
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fitting Tribute To The Noblest Knight, January 10, 2016
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Lancelot, one of my favorite characters from the show, gets a fitting tribute with this music. It is music that is solemn and haunting, but suggests that someone truly great has passed. The music was also played for King Arthur, but for me it will always be for the noblest and bravest knight.


Eastsport Belt Bag, Black
Eastsport Belt Bag, Black
Offered by BJX Outlet
Price: $9.99
2 used & new from $7.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Everyday Replacement for Older Eastport, January 10, 2016
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This review is from: Eastsport Belt Bag, Black (Misc.)
This was the fanny pack I was looking for to replace my older Eastport. It's a little smaller than my older one, but I got everything I needed into it, especially my cellphone. The strap fits comfortably. I have been using it for 2 months. I still have the older Eastport if I need to take a couple of more items, but this has become my everyday pack.


Luther, Season 4
Luther, Season 4
DVD
Price: $4.99

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Luther Is Back and Alice(?), December 18, 2015
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This review is from: Luther, Season 4 (Amazon Video)
He's back and with a vengeance. Detective John Luther is still a very troubled man and brilliant investigator.

The opening of episode one is a brilliant tease of a truly horrific murderer with no John Luther in sight. But when we do see Luther again, he is living in a remote, isolated, almost desolate, location on the edge of the sea. Luther is on the edge both physically and psychologically. He is a man no longer connected to anyone or anything, and it becomes apparent when one of the police detectives, who is worried about him, asks if there is anyone he can call to stay with him. Luther admits there is no one. The Luther we see now seems to have no fear, and it is frightening.

But this isolation is soon broken when two things, murder and possibly revenge, propel him back into the police world he'd left behind in London. Are some of the things he does questionable? Yes. Is he still a brilliant detective? Yes. Is Alice still in the picture? Who knows.

This looks like it will be another brilliant season and, hopefully, one burning question will be answered in following episodes.


Aquaphor Healing Ointment, Dry, Cracked and Irritated Skin Protectant, 14 Oz
Aquaphor Healing Ointment, Dry, Cracked and Irritated Skin Protectant, 14 Oz
Price: $12.74
27 used & new from $12.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Looks Like Petroleum Jelly But Works Like A Charm, November 10, 2015
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I thought the other reviews saying how good the product was were exaggerating, they're not.

When I opened the jar, I thought I had bought petroleum jelly. That's where the resemblance ends because you only have to use a little to see incredible results. I've used it for cuts, as a lip balm, and a moisturizer. It seems to pull moisture into the skin and act as a barrier. I find I don't have to reapply it every time my hands get wet and it's greasiness disappears once it is absorbed. Just a dab for hands is all it takes.

Very good product.


Majestic Pure Therapeurtic Melaleuca Alternifolia Tea Tree Oil With Dropper, 4 fl. Oz
Majestic Pure Therapeurtic Melaleuca Alternifolia Tea Tree Oil With Dropper, 4 fl. Oz
Offered by Epic Business Services Online
Price: $12.45
11 used & new from $12.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Intense Smell But Good Product, November 10, 2015
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The smell is really intense. This is definitely pure tea tree oil. The bottle is large and I am glad there is an eye-dropper to use so that just a little goes a long way. The smell may not be for everyone, but it works.


Show Me The Green! (Wild Tales & Garden Thrills Book 1)
Show Me The Green! (Wild Tales & Garden Thrills Book 1)
Price: $6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read About Competing In A Gardening Competition, October 19, 2015
The story of of Lexi and Jason Williams and their adventures in the garden is a fun read. “Show Me The Green” is about gardening, but is also a play on the shared attempt by Lexi and Jason to win the first annual kids gardening competition where the first place winner gets $100.00 and tickets to the Fall Festival. So, yeah, the motivation was “green”, where Lexi wants the tickets for her and her friend, and Jason wants the $100.00 for soccer shoes.

It's nice to see that it isn't just Lexi and Jason, but the whole family, their parents and little brother Timmy, get involved as well. And the little jibes between the siblings is funny and so normal. You the reader learn as they grow their crops for the competition, and find that you laugh at their antics sometimes, but you see the valuable lessons they learn about growing a garden. Lexi keeps a journal that really helps to briefly sum up what they do in the garden. New terms are casually introduced as the garden progresses.

The kids learn how to grow their crops organically, they make mistakes, but learn that they also can use their own knowledge when gardening. They also learn that their close friends, who they thought would think they were being “uncool”, get involved in the garden and help out.

There is a small helpful glossary of some of the gardening terms used, and it's nice to have recipes that use the crops that Lexi and Jason grew for the competition.

The judging at the end was suspenseful.

A fun read. Recommend it for kids and adults.


Everest Signature Waist Pack - Standard, Black, One Size
Everest Signature Waist Pack - Standard, Black, One Size
Price: $7.48
14 used & new from $2.48

2.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Small and Flimsy, September 4, 2015
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The fanny pack was to be a backup and replacement for my current 5 year old one. I couldn't get half of the contents of the old one into the new one. The pockets are small and the zipper openings weren't wide enough. My old fanny pack cost less and seems to be made better. I guess I'll use the new one for packing small items in a suitcase.


AT&T Go Phone - Microsoft Lumia 640 (Black) - No Contract
AT&T Go Phone - Microsoft Lumia 640 (Black) - No Contract
Offered by Little Piggy Tech
Price: $52.38
39 used & new from $42.00

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lumia 640 - Power and Easy Use That's Affordable, August 9, 2015
With the release of the Lumia 640 GoPhone, AT&T and Microsoft really have a phone that delivers at a price that is unbelievable. I fell in love with Windows phones with the Nokia Lumia 635 and the Microsoft Lumia 640 has made some nice improvements. Here are some of my personal PROS and CONS:

PROS: Price, long battery life(several days), front and back facing camera with flash, a redesigned home screen with those easy to use tiles, 1 GB of RAM for running most applications without problems, fast processor, easily plays videos with good picture and sound quality, larger 5 inch display, thinner profile, fits in my fanny pack, upgradeable to Windows 10, seamlessly syncs with my Windows 8.1 computer, and still has capacity to take up to 128GB microsd card to add apps and data without losing speed.

CONS: Windowsphone Store has less apps than Google Play and Apple, 8GB of phone storage (but made up with microsd card ability to hold apps and any data).

I have had it over a week, and like the Lumia 635, it has performed well. I also like that like Apple, it is a closed system and apps run in the sandbox. Luckily, it has all the apps I need and use, and some Windows versions are actually better than some of the Android ones. I bought mine at the Microsoft site because it was hard to find and wasn't on Amazon.

I recommend it.


Episode 1
Episode 1
DVD
Price: $1.99

21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Humans" Looks at Artificial Life Through Several Stories, July 6, 2015
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A well done story on artificial intelligence with its multi-thread approach. Stories have been done before about "artificial humans" in such classics as "Blade Runner" and The Next Generation Star Trek episode "Measure of a Man", but this telling is fascinating because it is in a time parallel to our own and told from different views.

One story involves a husband who, tired of dealing with a chaotic home and a wife that is too busy for the family, decides to purchase a "synth" to sort out the domestic chores. The family name their new purchase Anita.

Another story involves an elderly retired academic who is told that he must give up his older and obsolete synth for a newer model that can take care of him better. But he has formed an emotional, almost fatherly, attachment to that older model which he tries to keep from being scrapped.

A still other story deals with a renegade band of synths and their mysterious human leader. These synths are not normal synths, but are capable of thought and emotions, and considered dangerous. Anita was once part of this group.

And lastly, there is the detective who deals with dangerous synths, but who also has an attractive male synth at home to help his wife with her physical therapy.

All of these are different subplots, but occasionally intersect, and in future episodes some things become more evident. It is a society that on the surface looks orderly and efficient, but underneath it is a place where synths are hunted and re-purposed, people look at synths as taking away their livelihoods and purpose, and synths with any deep feelings must pretend they are no more than objects to be controlled.

The acting has been really good. The actors playing the synths are extraordinary. Gemma Chan and Ivanno Jeremiah, and Will Tudor as "Synth Anita", "Synth Max", and "Synth Odi", respectively, really straddled that fine line between artificial life and organic life brilliantly -- it can feel creepy. Katherine Parkinson as Laura (some may know her as Pauline from "Doc Martin") shows the frustration and confusion in her interactions with Anita as well as the feeling of not being in control of her own family. William Hurt as George is a brilliant man who tries to hold on to some form of independence, and it's almost heart-breaking to see his desperate work to keep Odi so that he has a connection his own past.

An entertaining and thought-provoking show just from looking at this first episode.


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