CowBear
Number of Movies: 9
Number of Winning Movies: 0
Average Rating Received: 4.13

Number of Movies Reviewed: 100
Number of Reviews Given that were Featured: 7
Average Rating Given: 3.87
 
Movies Released by CowBear
Honor and Glory Action
We have re-released this film while we work on two new projects. Thanks to all for the great reviews originally posted. With respect to the historical inaccuracies, we used the pickelhaub because it... posted January 26, 2006
Vampires of War Horror
Nearly a decade after the end of World War 2, Jim Washington breaks his silence and narrates this disturbing tale of a horrible underground insurgency led by undead Nazis. Combining references to occ... posted January 21, 2006
We Are Not Alone Sci-Fi
We are pleased to present a re-release of our first feature, We Are Not Alone, a sci-fi short. The film has no VO, no dialogue; in fact, there are no scenes with dialogue. All narration is done visu... posted January 12, 2006
A Christmas Wish Romance
Cow Bear Films presents it's entry into the Christmas Competition. Your honest, constructive reviews and critiques are welcome. posted January 1, 2006
A Christmas Wish Romance Not Rated
No Description posted December 31, 2005
Incident on GX-Beta Sci-Fi
Fully customized credit sequences, synched VO, sound effects and voice effects. This film is more of an experiment to use various effects, though I spent some time on the plot and dialogue, which sti... posted December 21, 2005
The Rotten Game Action
Sam Hatcher changed his name, got married, and thought he left his past behind him. One day, it caught up with him in the person of one Bob Brady, who wanted nothing less than for Sam to betray his c... posted December 11, 2005
The Vampire Horror
A remake of CowBear's early feature, the Vampires of War (not yet released). A tragic tale of love amidst the First World War, disrupted by the horror lurking below an abandoned cabin. posted November 25, 2005
We Are Not Alone Sci-Fi
Our intrepid photographer's day off is rudely interrupted by unwelcome visitors. posted November 25, 2005
 
Movies Reviewed by CowBear
LEGION by IchthusADMR Horror
Excellent, despite a few plot issues. Great VO, editing, use of music and backdrops. Plotwise, I was not terribly happy with the ending given the likelihood that the main characters would have been ... reviewed March 6, 2006
The Beginning of the End by ichthusadmr Action
Another remarkable film from a great studio. Excellent editing, creative use of backdrops, and very good VO. Use of special effects kept to a minimum, though another might have been tempted to overd... reviewed March 5, 2006
Awakening - Chapter Two by kuroken Sci-Fi
Brilliant; professional-quality script, excellent VOs, elaborate plot, seamless editing. The only flaws were the VO synching at the end, which seemed to have been mixed up in the last scenes in the o... reviewed February 4, 2006
Deja Vu by sherwinliu Romance
I think I have to give this 5 stars, though it has several plot holes. The editing was excellent, the original music great and I'm a sucker for Schumann, especially Kinderszenen. Use of slo-mo was v... reviewed February 3, 2006
Land Of Hope And Glory What! (Trailer) by rjb2112 Comedy
For a trailer, decent job, warranting three stars. Not much in the way of a preview of what's coming, but it piqued my interest to a point with the fine VO. Editing in such a short film is generally... reviewed January 31, 2006
Lift II Trailer by lizard3209 Sci-Fi
Three stars for trailer; pretty cool fade/transformation effect at the end. The intertitles need to be adjusted for the distortion on the stage set; see The Movies Resource page for Zogg's masks to h... reviewed January 31, 2006
Twisted Woods by ealingdj Horror
I give you credit for the sense of eerieness in the film, and the fact that it is made in 1954, without special effects. There's a lot of interesting ideas here that need to be filled in; the plot is... reviewed January 31, 2006
Shipping Out by splintercell989 Romance
Appreciate the effort; the editing was fine and there was an attempt to make a real movie. Problem was that the plot was not structured to be a film--more like the first act of a movie than a complet... reviewed January 31, 2006
Domestic Appliance by svenskicorp Comedy
VOs were ok, but the mumbling needed to be turned off. Pretty obvious plot right from the beginning; not much in the way of editing, given the short scenes. reviewed January 31, 2006
The Moneys Nice by KoGar Action
Nice editing, but the story was somewhat predictable. Pretty good effort for a first film. The writing was decent, but could use some work--more sophisticated dialogue or something that would move t... reviewed January 31, 2006
The First Day of the Somme by apasas Action
Great film; good use of props and a nice retelling of 1st Somme. Great editing and touching ending. VO was actually good, and the writing excellent. reviewed January 31, 2006
Separate But Equal Trailer by Panther559 Action
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Not bad for a trailer (trailers generally only get 3 stars from me); turn off mumbling if you're not doing VO. As for fading out music, you have to use a sound program, such as Audacity (freeware), o...
reviewed January 31, 2006
Space Nazis Must Die! by darthuv Sci-Fi
Decent effort; I liked the idea of using a translating text to speech program to do the voices (or at least, that's what it sounded like)--not bad results, actually. The plot itself was decent, thoug... reviewed January 31, 2006
DEAD LOVE CHUCK by PRINCEINEXILE Action
Yeesh! Well, it was pretty well made, editing wise; and the choice of music seemed oddly appropriate. Can't say I'm a big fan of the necrophilia genre, though. reviewed January 31, 2006
Warship Dracoclaw by Nuggetdie Sci-Fi
Well edited, despite a few plot holes that, as another reviewer notes, may be filled in by the next episode; pacing in some scenes could have been tuned up a bit. Nice variety in VO, though there wer... reviewed January 29, 2006
We closed our eyes by chocolatemouse Sci-Fi
Great film using archival speeches and sounds. Well edited, except for the abruptness at the end. The music, in particular, was especially well-suited to the film; a great example of how combining m... reviewed January 28, 2006
Dark Angel The Beginning (Trailer) by IchthusADMR Sci-Fi
Very nice trailer (which I normally limit to 3 stars); good editing and use of music. It definitely makes me want to watch the completed film. reviewed January 26, 2006
The Revelation of a Beast by IchthusADMR Horror
Brilliant. Remarkably well written poem perfectly suited to the tale. A fascinating subject and one that is not mere speculation, but a historical question that to many remains unanswered. Filmwise... reviewed January 26, 2006
MoonRocker by chocolatemouse Action
Really fun and pretty fast paced humor. VO was funny and the music, though annoying disco, fit the film very well. Editing was well done. Film is especially good for being made in normal game mode.... reviewed January 26, 2006
Canon - Sorrow by PhantomRaulStudios Romance
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Great music video, which is saying alot as I tend to hate rl music videos. The editing was very well done and though the story took a while to figure out until the middle section, it all became appar...
reviewed January 26, 2006
The Trials of Explosivo! Episode II VO by madmatt7g Action
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Great VO with variety of voices, excellent pacing and editing; creative use of "invisible man" technique. Very funny writing to boot. Looking forward to the next installment.
reviewed January 25, 2006
Showdown in Foggytown - Trailer by FoDooG Comedy
Great trailer; this is now just the fourth trailer I've given more than three stars to (the other was today also), but it is well deserving. Excellent editing and use of backdrops; great sound fx usa... reviewed January 25, 2006
Story From a Rooftop by knightstudios Action
Good first effort. The VO was very good; the editing could have used more work as it seemed that you mostly used stock scenes with few, if any cuts. The narration was amusing and there were subtle r... reviewed January 25, 2006
Jjs reviewtraderdotcom Infomercial by jjpatel Comedy
Pretty good plug for RT, and funny too. Only bad part was the annoying VO for nOOb; I suppose was intended that way. reviewed January 25, 2006
Merry Flippen Christmas by martijnaikema Comedy
Usually, I'm not much into music videos, myself, but that was really good. Excellent editing, really good sound quality and I can appreciate the difficulty you had synching it all up. I liked the son... reviewed January 25, 2006
Judge Pheer Pilot by cult_inc Sci-Fi
One of only two previews, teasers, trailers, etc. that I have given more than 3 stars to. Very original concept, and a heckuva lot of work involved--not sure how you'd keep that up for a full-blown f... reviewed January 24, 2006
ISLANDpilot by krazyeyes Action
Don't take the 3-stars badly; it's my limit for previews, teasers, trailers, etc. As an intro, it is well done with a proper air of mystery, though the mic seemed to be giving you problems (try cover... reviewed January 24, 2006
Confessions of a Zombie by PRINCEINEXILE Comedy
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First comedy in a while that I've given 5 stars too. Very funny; great VO narration (just a little distortion from all the yelling). Choice of scenes worked well with the narration; editing and cuts...
reviewed January 24, 2006
Juice N Cookies by Mauricemeansbusiness Comedy
I thought that was pretty funny in a smart way; very good VOs, although a bit on the low-volume side. A couple editing snafus with the fade outs and could've used some more cutting of a couple scenes... reviewed January 24, 2006
Hunter of the Sea by DirectorAdam90 Horror
Pretty decent flick in one of the lesser used horror types. Good editing and use of music. reviewed January 23, 2006
HERO life and times of The Enforcer by krazyeyes Action
The story was original, to me at least, but there were some serious problems in the editing and use of subtitles that kept this from getting four stars. The subs kept running into fade outs/ins, whic... reviewed January 23, 2006
Never Forget redux by humdogma Action
Decent, but not great treatment of controversial subject. I don't think the motivations of people like the shooters in these events are ever really known--usual mishmash psychologically frail kids un... reviewed January 23, 2006
Planet Wars 2 Rise of the ice warriors by fries2991 Sci-Fi
Decent effort; good idea to attempt alien dialects. The story was average, but the editing was fine and the use of fog for atmosphere worked pretty well, for a change. reviewed January 23, 2006
Firelight by abaris11 Horror
Actually, there was a story; at least more of a story than 75% of the films on TMO. Great use of editing to achieve in-game special effects in this experimental film. CowBear's rule is three-stars m... reviewed January 23, 2006
Annabells Wunsch by sisch Horror
I wanted to rate this more highly, but I can't say it was great for several reasons. The subtitles were off in several places, partly due to the use of too many fade-outs. The writing was fine and t... reviewed January 23, 2006
Santa Does The Nasty! by biggstrek Comedy
Funny poem; decent editing, though not my cup of tea in terms of humor. reviewed January 23, 2006
the man in the shadows by Darkthrall Horror
Plot was disturbing, though the ending redeemed it somewhat. Revenge films are a bit tired at this point, and this did not have anything that made it rise above all the others. Editing was adequate,... reviewed January 22, 2006
Torpid Dissolution (Teaser) by SeveredHeadStudios Romance
I only give trailers a max of three stars, with rare exceptions, so consider this a pretty good review. The use of b/w with color is something that I didn't think was possible, even with the mod avai... reviewed January 22, 2006
We need more Sets! by TimBurtonFan Comedy
Points well taken, though the laundry list of wanted sets could be trimmed down. On the film itself, it does have decent editing, though the subtitles were a problem (a fairly common problem, though)... reviewed January 22, 2006
00-Elf by Balinas00 Action
Pretty funny VO; appropriately silly plot and not half-bad editing job. Especially liked the custom, original music. reviewed January 22, 2006
Vox by tigereyes Sci-Fi
Well acted, well written; plot-wise it isn't exactly original, but it's a tried and true formula. The editing was very well executed, except for the Not over yet scene, which always needs to be cut a... reviewed January 22, 2006
Shadow of the Light - Part 1 by sherwinliu Romance
Really well done; excellent editing and noir atmosphere. Storyline was well structured for a chapter as it still has the beginning, middle, and end that makes it watchable. Great effort and well wor... reviewed January 22, 2006
Love Is War by duTheLu Action
Sorry man, but that was pretty bad all around. Film would have been much better without VO as the plot (which has been done about 3,000 times on TMO so far) was pretty obvious from the visuals. The ... reviewed January 22, 2006
Only two words by Mr_Rainbow Comedy
Well done use of custom sets and textures without overwhelming the film. Nicely edited and lack of VO is not important. reviewed January 22, 2006
Nine Lives by Aquamantor Action
Well, the script was fairly well written and somewhat original (a bit Outlander-ish, though), but the subtitles bled into the next scene too often. The editing also had some serious flaws and the sce... reviewed January 22, 2006
Miss Simone Says by Prinzess Comedy
Cute and funny; Ms. Simone is a real b****; my kinda gal. reviewed January 22, 2006
Ashley Porter Falls Down Stairs by suedenim Action
Not bad for a FDS movie; good teaser as well and I particularly like the face modeling on the new Force girl. Since it's a trailer, no more than three stars, however. reviewed January 19, 2006
Dimension Shift (Teaser) by capemedia Sci-Fi
Trailers only get three stars at best, but the fx is only going to get you so far. It's neat, but for the most part, they detract from the rest of the film because the frame rate is a problem that's ... reviewed January 19, 2006
The Meaning Of Life by sgt_rich Action
Not bad at all, but the stock-scenes could have used more editing and the repetition of the same music made was somewhat monotonous. The writing was very good, however, and I think a longer, better e... reviewed January 18, 2006
THE HALOIST II -- Trailer by ArtificialArtist Sci-Fi
Don't think I've ever given more than three stars to a trailer as a matter of personal policy, but I think everyone should see what TMG can do in the hands of a skillful graphics artist. This really ... reviewed January 17, 2006
Brennende Erde (Teil 1) by Lorelei_Gilmore Sci-Fi
Based on editing alone, and use of music, I rate this four stars. I know but a little German, but enough to see this was a considered plot. reviewed January 17, 2006
Deathtrap by Tamptak Horror
That was great; the story was wonderfully executed with excellent writing and VO acting (sometimes screams were distorted, but that's ok), with appropriate humorous effects to break the tension. I ag... reviewed January 17, 2006
Kong my Whopper by jumpleads Horror
Actually, there were some funny ideas here, but for 1 min 23 secs, it actually dragged. If this were a sketch for a more thought out piece, I'd encourage another go, but it really isn't a finished fi... reviewed January 17, 2006
Henchmen by Moosu Comedy
I hate to do this, as there is some potential, but that really was a weak effort. Most of the scenes are loosely spliced together, with little to tie them other than a series of sight gags. The humo... reviewed January 17, 2006
The Judge by steelcity4eva Action
Plot-wise, a pretty tried and true western theme with decent writing. Execution lags, however due to failing to turn off the mumbling, and some incnsistencies with extras. Otherwise, a decent effort... reviewed January 17, 2006
Rock of the Marne by Angelo_Santino Action
Well, after five tries, I was finally able to download your film and I must say, it was a clinic in the making of battle scenes. Excellent editing and use of in-game effects. The night shots, in par... reviewed January 16, 2006
Lense by FreddaH Horror
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Truly excellent. The best of its kind on TMO; editing was flawless and unnoticeable until the end (fadeouts perhaps a bit too frequent). Great VO with creepy atmosphere, aided by the really convinci...
reviewed January 16, 2006
Schoens by Angelo_Santino Horror
Funny and well-edited. Nice VO quality, but the synch didn't seem to click in properly. I hope you changed the names to protect the innocent, etc. Not a great film, but I'm planning on watching the... reviewed January 15, 2006
Night of the Living TMO (special edition) by crazeyal Comedy
Suberb VO, very funny and truthful script. The perils of trying to help others out on TMO. Great editing and the use of zombies for once was dead-on. Not much else to say that others haven't alread... reviewed January 14, 2006
Hope by rjb2112 Romance
A very moving and lovely film. One of the few films on TMO that actually conveyed sadness with great effect. As for Wayne's feeling that he wished the baby had died instead, I think it's perfectly u... reviewed January 14, 2006
Rose is the prettiest flower of all by Buccura Romance
Would give this four stars, as the grammophone/noise did get a little grating when the music wasn't there, but the positives outweight that negative entirely. A really sweet, well done period piece t... reviewed January 14, 2006
Fast eine Liebesgeschichte by Daninsky Romance
Very well done film without dialog, which would have been unnecessary. Only plot question left open: was he left high and dry, or was it just a dream date? Anyway, excellent transition scene and oth... reviewed January 14, 2006
The Reunion by mozartsmole Horror
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Great, just great. The best Horror film on TMO so far (that I've seen). One or two very minor editing glitches (fade outs during intercut phone conversations--probably caused by a known problem usin...
reviewed January 14, 2006
Leech Tricked by warpedrevolution Sci-Fi
For just part of a series, I found this pretty well done, in spite of some editing glitches. There's an intro, a mid section, and something of a conclusion--open ended as it was. That's following ba... reviewed January 13, 2006
What Might Have Been by agarrett Romance
I think this is a very good first effort. I personally thought the VO was fine, but then I couldn't complain as my own mic stinks. Your film really does show some sensitivity. Good job; the next ef... reviewed January 13, 2006
Shadow of the Light - Part 2 by sherwinliu Romance
Very well written, but the structure was out of balance. Understanding that this is part of a series, every part of a series should have a distinct structure that stands by itself. Nevertheless, goo... reviewed January 13, 2006
Night Train by Fortunato Horror
Pretty well edited and I thought the sound was fine. I must say, however, that this is about the fourth film on TMO I've seen with almost exactly the same plot (subway train never stops, etc.), minus... reviewed January 13, 2006
Intiana Llons And The Sacred Star (Ep3) by DavidSS Action
Really well done and excellent editing. Only drawback is the VO, which is very, very bad and difficult to understand. Time for a new microphone? Anyway, a great film in all other respects and I will ... reviewed January 12, 2006
The Big Heist Trailer by nutzhouse Action
As a personal rule, I don't rate trailers above three stars, so this one is as good as you can get in that it makes me interested in the coming feature. I look forward to the film when it's released. reviewed January 11, 2006
Doubt by Myshinator Romance
Funny, actually, and since you realize your own editing errors, not need to recount them. The VO acting was good, sound quality awful. Otherwise cute and though not really a three star film, compare... reviewed January 11, 2006
The Happening by cordsmith Action
Well done film. Some more editing and cuts would have helped, given the monologue aspect of the film, but overall an interesting "Twilight Zone" sort of feel to the story. reviewed January 11, 2006
The Flower will die by chocolatemouse Romance
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Dialogue is highly overrated, however even silent films had intertitles (which we don't have) to at least give words to some thoughts that might be ambiguous from the visuals. That being said, the mu...
reviewed January 11, 2006
Ashley Porter in Operation Kringle by suedenim Action
At first, I was hesitant, given the Santa v. Robots theme, but it turned out to be a really good, heartwarming film with an appropriate message. reviewed January 4, 2006
Dark Snowflake by Yogurt_King Horror
Very good with the exception of a few too many fade outs in short scenes (probably looked fine in high res, but the online version it was distracting). The story was relatively obtuse, but I think I ... reviewed January 4, 2006
The train by gilga Horror
Good film, though a bit monotonous and a couple editing problems (sleep scene, for example). Otherwise, good use of the zoom establishing shots and use of music. Better than most suspense tales on TMO. reviewed January 3, 2006
A Date With Santa by Prinzess Comedy
Nice, sweet film. I agree with the postings about the VO problems, but the editing is generally well done and the music fits well. reviewed January 3, 2006
Meowans Weihnachtsfilm - Directors Cut by Meowan Comedy
Excellent, funny, and slightly risque without being stupid. Great VO, good editing and nice use of backgrounds especially. Worth five stars. A note: for some reason the final "The Movies" logo is ... reviewed January 3, 2006
Darkness of Light The Beginning by bioempress Action
Very promising, but more of a preview rather than a movie. VO was very good, and a rare female voice (or a heckuva good mimic) to boot, so there is great promise from this studio. Can't really give ... reviewed January 2, 2006
Santas Visit by hisstorymn Romance
Normally, I would rate this as three stars, which I think is an above-average review (for me two would be an average film). What gives the extra star is two things, one you used my favorite Christmas... reviewed December 30, 2005
Under the Boot Awakening - Chapter One by kuroken Action
Really has to be one of the best films on TMO. Very well written, a sizable cast of voice actors who really act (more or less), a good plot and generally well-edited. Could have used a few more cuts... reviewed December 30, 2005
Santa Trials of Ordeals by tempting_faith Comedy
I don't get the candy reviews. It was ok, but not great and not particularly funny. It was well edited, but like most of the christmas movies so far, seemed to be a lot of random scenes thrown in an... reviewed December 30, 2005
The Promise by Transmography Sci-Fi
As a prequel to a longer story, it's hard to rate, but so far it's very well executed. I would probably mix in different music to fit some scenes better and the flashback plot device tended to be ove... reviewed December 30, 2005
Dead Pt 2 by squiggy99 Horror
Atmosphere was generally well done, except that the use of fog was somewhat overdone. A whole series like this could wind up being monotonous; the plot has to involve more than just remote-control se... reviewed December 30, 2005
The Fight for Christmas by cipheruzmad Action
The idea was nice, but the execution was a bit tired. Scenes were pretty much stock, without much editing and were repetitive. The conflict could have been more insightful and clever without resort ... reviewed December 30, 2005
Unwanted - A Christmas Tale by NeoManic Romance
Very well done; a non-political message film that is touching and sadly true. Well edited, appropriate original music and well thought out. Only reason not to get five stars is that a perfect score ... reviewed December 23, 2005
The Heist by skarsten Action
Must say the VO and acting is excellent and I assume there's some training or education in the area of acting or public speaking or maybe you're just the class clown. Anyway, excellent. As for the r... reviewed December 22, 2005
X-mas Generations by Lorgod Romance
Not sure I followed the plot, as the VO was sometimes difficult to understand (VO is so overrated anyway). Editing could have used some work, but at least there seemed to be something of a story here... reviewed December 22, 2005
Forged in Love by LegalBeagle Romance
More of a music video than a movie as there's no story with a beginning, middle, or end. It works well for what it is, though and the use of the single piece of music to drive the flick works. As a ... reviewed December 22, 2005
Win A Date With Santa! 11 by bountdoom Comedy
Sorry, it's not a movie at all, but just a string of random scenes thrown together that just happen to have a guy dressed in a Santa suit. If you use subtitles, you need to turn off the mumbling. Th... reviewed December 22, 2005
End of the World by rlgoodrich Sci-Fi
Well made film, nicely edited. The music also followed the film very well. Drawbacks were some plot holes (where was Jon supposed to be when the explosion went off? Maybe I missed that part. Other... reviewed December 22, 2005
Young Santa by BobbyWadd1 Sci-Fi
Decent effort, but not great. Some parts didn't make any sense. Edits were reasonably well done. reviewed December 22, 2005
Dead Wronged by Ratqueen Horror
Generally well edited, and the original score worked well. The story seemed to fall apart at the end, as the second transformation to wolf seemed to be tacked on and was unnecessary. All in all, a d... reviewed December 21, 2005
1 Miles Too Far by vadster Action
Actually funny, which is extremely rare in the so-called comedy category. The VOs were hard to understand, which is unfortunate as your room/housemates apparently put some effort into trying to mimic... reviewed December 13, 2005
Family Powers Trailer by yonderboy Action
No trailer ever deserves a 5 unless and until they create a separate category for them. It simply screws up the whole rating system for completed films (which already has major problems). As such, t... reviewed December 13, 2005
UFC Weapons by Dylhero Action
Good example of fight scene editing, but not much else. Cross between action and (very violent) slapstick which should appeal to some, but not for everyone. reviewed December 13, 2005
Come On - TRAILER by FoDooG Comedy
Pretty good as far as trailers go, but as a matter of principle, I think it's absurd to rate any trailer a five as that simply upsets the entire rating system. I like the custom titles (I assume used... reviewed December 13, 2005
Alyssa by Ahmadi_Productions Romance
Decent effort, but could have used more editing of scenes. The plot concept itself was not bad and has been used in several rl films, but the writing was too simple (apparently english is not the fir... reviewed December 13, 2005
Private SNAFUs Last Cruise by DrMovie Comedy
I agree that the effort alone is worth five stars. I'm sure you agree that content is not a factor, as this is an experiment. The value of proving the point to the rest of the TMO community is signi... reviewed December 13, 2005
Das Trio-Der Bankraub by philnate Comedy
Decent effort; some good comic scenes, but needs some work. I don't really like slapstick, however; other's may find it more enjoyable. Technically, the film was well done: editing was good and the... reviewed December 12, 2005
Nothing But Red by kaipan Horror
Actually, I was skeptical with all the 5 star reviews, but I have to say it was a great realization of what must be an international urban legend, since I've heard variations of this tale since I was ... reviewed December 12, 2005