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    boom-moo

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    Ha,ha. Sounds like so Melina, doesn't it? She rocks like that
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    Brinchen

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    She does, it fits to the way she is in her interviews- always funny.
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    She told about that story of the pics in an interview. Pity you missed it because she was way too funny telling about it!
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    Brinchen

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    Oh, who knows, maybe I posted it at my board and didn't watch it myself. I tend to do that sometimes. I watched one a bit ago, it was so funny.
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    boom-moo

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    Lmao Brina! I enjoy old Melina interviews as if it is the first time I watch them. She is so cheerful and expressive that it is always a pleasure to watch her acting naturally like she is
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    Brinchen

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    I agree, I love Melina's interviews, and Anna's interviews. They're so sweet!
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    Mynerva24

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    true, Mel's interviews are always fun to watch. When she sent the picture of her hanging on the building, her husband said something along the line "Get down! U kidding? We got 2 kids!"

    But, if i were one of Mel's girls, all i'd say is "Cooooooooll, Mommy!"

    Ester, thanks for the correction. Dutch, that is. Hehehe... My late granddad spoke that language fluently, but just like my Dad has given up teaching me Mandarin, he had also given up long time ago. A big miss out, i know, but well...
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    blue_fish24

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    Mynerva24 wrote:
    Brinchen wrote:
    Your icon is really awesome, Mynerva! Which episode is the scene from?


    Thank you, Brina... (That's you, right, from ff.net?)

    It's from 5.01 Veritas. The scene where she was pursuing the suspect (Joe?) at the bank. It was made by Asprine.


    Has anyone heard from Asprine for a while? :S

    I agree, it is so much fun to watch Melina's interviews. I love watching her talk with her hands.
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    blue_fish24 wrote:
    I love watching her talk with her hands.
    Me too, they hypnotize me! Haven't seen Asprine around in a while, actually.

    Real pity, Mynerva. It is a good thing to be fluent in other languages like Stella
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    Mynerva24

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    boom-moo wrote:

    Real pity, Mynerva. It is a good thing to be fluent in other languages like Stella


    Hmm... I know, but i speak 2 languages already. Tid bits of the other two languages as well, passive, at least. You should see all the crazy Chinese alphabet. And, i simply am not that talented in learning languages.

    Which is also why Stella is very special. Most science people tend to be terrible at languages, or so i'm told.

    That, brings me to this question. What is exactly Stella's specialty? Or any of the CSINY members, for that matter. I mean, we know that Gil is an entomologist, Catherine is blood-spatter specialist, and Calleigh is the 'bullet girl'. In season 4, i have this impression that Stella's specialty is chemicals, but I can't be sure. So, any one knows?
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    Brinchen

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    Oh, very interesting question, Mynerva! We know Mac was a Marine, Hawkes was a doctor and ME, Danny came from the police academy and graduated top of his class and Flack is a cop. But what about Lindsay and Stella?
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    Mynerva24

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    All we know about Stella is that before CSI, she works for narcotics department. She was also in the Police Academy. Then, at some point she went to have a degree in, uhm, that's what i don't know. Like i said, it's more likely a degree in Chemistry or something like that.

    We know that beside medical ability, the team also relies on Doc's excellency in Maths. And we know that Mac is somewhat a physicist (His motto: "Everything is connected" is a theory in Quantum Physics, by Veneziano - which, btw, isn't really that simple. And in one of the last season episodes, he cited the 2nd law of Thermodynamics to a perp). As for Stella and Lindsay, even Danny for that matter, *shrug* Have no clear clue. Stella, at one point, though, did say that 'Chemical compounds just sort of roll off my tongue".
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    I have absolutely no doubt that Chinese must be crazy to learn. I am good at languages but still it looks extremely hard to me. Hence the "you are talking Chinese" expression, right?

    Mynerva24 wrote:
    That, brings me to this question. What is exactly Stella's specialty? Or any of the CSINY members, for that matter. I mean, we know that Gil is an entomologist, Catherine is blood-spatter specialist, and Calleigh is the 'bullet girl'. In season 4, i have this impression that Stella's specialty is chemicals, but I can't be sure. So, any one knows?
    I have no idea, I don't think it has ever been clarified. We know that Lindsay was very good at paying attention to detail, the way a case was solved because of her reading of blood spatter was what put her under Mac's radar. Stella and Danny seem good at trace in general. I dunno.
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    Mynerva24

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    Do you think they will bother to make clearance on that?

    BTW, here's more pictures from GABBY Awards:

    http://www.shutterfly.com/progal/gallery.jsp?gid=768a5498ce7e5e6bfd5b
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    boom-moo

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    I dunno if they will but it'd be cool. Apparently we are gonna get more character development in season 6, so maybe we manage to get some hints on the professional sides as well.

    Thanks for the link, I'm checking them out now
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    Mynerva24

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    boom-moo wrote:
    I dunno if they will but it'd be cool. Apparently we are gonna get more character development in season 6, so maybe we manage to get some hints on the professional sides as well.


    Yeah, maybe a little flash backs on when they were still in college or something... I'd really like to see how Stella and Danny were . Think back on season 5, what field actually did Prof P taught? Was he an expert in antiquity or forensic science, or what? He sure had very good knowledge on antiquity, and he was also the one who encourage Stella to do the teaching on crime scene solving. So?

    boom-moo wrote:
    Thanks for the link, I'm checking them out now


    Any time...
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    Mynerva24 wrote:
    Think back on season 5, what field actually did Prof P taught? Was he an expert in antiquity or forensic science, or what? He sure had very good knowledge on antiquity, and he was also the one who encourage Stella to do the teaching on crime scene solving. So?
    Thanks for the focus... let's see. Professor P sounded like a Historian with a vast knowledge of antiques and stuff. My guess is that CSIs need a pretty good general culture knowledge, so maybe they crossed paths somewhere along the way while Stella was in the Academy. But wait, that's not it. He knew her mum and took care of her since she was a kid, so that rules my previous theory. I dunno, I guess Stella might have been interested in knowing about her roots, the History and the language of her parents. Sounds like a very natural curiosity to me. Then the Professor might have noticed that she had a bright mind and the skills needed to pursue a crime solving career, so maybe he helped her find her professional way. I dunno, I'm a bit of a mess right now. I need my rest. Talk tomorrow
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    Mynerva24

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    LOL, BM... Yeah, you better get rest.

    It took me almost one hour to check all Melina's pictures in that link. Her dress is backless! And she look good in that. And then, there's a picture when she kissed this boy on the cheek, and she showed the lipstick mark to the camera. The boy was blushing.

    Well, come to think of it again, Prof. P was working with Stella's mother back then, on sort of recovering ancient artwork. So yeah, i think Prof. P was more a Historian, a Greek Historian to be exact. As to how he managed to get Stella teaching a couples of sessions on Forensic Science, have no idea. Or maybe, Stella got the offer from the university, and not necessarily because Prof. P recommended her. Only, when she was thinking about taking it, she went to ask his opinion, and he of course encouraged her to take it. Again, that's only a guess. I could be completely wrong.

    For me, the necessity of a CSI to have good culture knowledge could be true, but I don't think it is. From what i read about forensic science, the real CSIs usually take on the culture context only to support what they found scientifically, and usually they will do research on that later on the job, not before. Again, I could be entirely wrong. If you want a good laugh on Melina goes to this youtube's user page. All Syd Hansen's dreams are funny. The most recent one, including Syd's dream where she is Marylin Monroe, singing a birthday song to a politician. Melina in blonde wig. Go figure!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Marousj
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    She looks great in backless dresses for sure but I missed the lipstick mark pic *pouts*

    I think Stella was inclined herself towards forensic science but maybe at some stage she might have sought for Professor P's advice, whom I guess only encouraged her.

    Evidence goes first indeed, obviously, but CSIs seem to be this Wikipedia with legs. They always recall all kinds of events, dates and whatnot. But I guess it's just one of those TPTB's shortcuts to avoid including research time that wouldn't fit in the 40 minutes of an episode.

    And Youtube should have to wait for me, as per usual at this time
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    boom-moo wrote:
    She looks great in backless dresses for sure but I missed the lipstick mark pic *pouts*


    That one was funny. Melina's expression was kinda naughty, too. Too bad you missed it. And since it cannot be copied, i can't show you. Sorry...

    boom-moo wrote:
    Evidence goes first indeed, obviously, but CSIs seem to be this Wikipedia with legs. They always recall all kinds of events, dates and whatnot. But I guess it's just one of those TPTB's shortcuts to avoid including research time that wouldn't fit in the 40 minutes of an episode.


    Walking Wikipedia, they are. But, yeah, i think that's only because the show needs to fit in in 40 minutes. As i recall, the real crime scene investigations need days to be solved. And for a fingerprint and DNA to hit match in CODIS, etc, that can also take days. So, people with thin patience like Mac and Stella will probably be terrible in this kind of job.
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