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by Czhorat
Tue Apr 16, 2002 7:21 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Can we have Fans! back please?
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Also, in all fairness to T, it should be noted that there were extra pages on Saturday and Sunday. I'm assuming that those were the originally-scheduled Monday and Tuesday pages, but that T shuffled them for the sake of getting people to give the CCS promos a closer look. I'm assuming that T is actu...
by Czhorat
Fri Apr 05, 2002 10:22 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Donaldson and Covenant
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

I suppose I'll answer this here rather than on the other thread. Steve, I suspect that Kate gave her background because someone had asked for the ages of the Donaldson-bashers for some reason. It seems to me that giving age and some indication of her knowledge of literature was a response to this. I...
by Czhorat
Fri Apr 05, 2002 5:50 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Jason Waltrip Art
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Jason has remarkable subconcious telekinetic abilities. All he needs to do is clearly visualize the desired page in his mind. Then he knocks over a coffee cup onto a sheet of white paper, and the stain forms his EXACT mental image. Once he got some very embarassing results when he tried this the day...
by Czhorat
Fri Apr 05, 2002 5:45 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: "Tanaka"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1596

I'm aware of that. I'm just saying that I wouldn't put this word play past the writer, especially regarding a character named Rumiko. I thought she was named Rumy after Rumiko Takahashi, writer of Ranma 1/2. Her sister (Akane) even has the same name as a Ranma character. Am I getting delusional in ...
by Czhorat
Fri Apr 05, 2002 5:42 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Stuart Baird on Nemesis.
Replies: 4
Views: 496

I'm more of a skiffy book fan myself. ALmost done with The Years of Rice and Salt , and have Baxter's Manifold:Origin next on my list, amongst other things. I also have every issue of F&SF for the past three years or so. Someplace. I think. I like Star Trek (although I simply can NOT get into Enterp...
by Czhorat
Fri Apr 05, 2002 5:38 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Ruuuuuuuu!
Replies: 23
Views: 2383

I'll agree with those who think Alisin is taking it too personally. For goodness sakes, we spent the past day debating whether Rumy was dead or just very badly injured. Not only that, but she sustained these injuries trying to save Rikk. I think that complete hysteria is a completely reasonable reac...
by Czhorat
Fri Apr 05, 2002 5:31 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: is Alisin Sterile?
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

If there were any little Alisins running around she'd presumably have mentioned it to Rikk. Personally, I suspect that carrying a child to term wouldn't fit into Alisin's live-fast-die-young lifestyle, even if you don't consider the prenatal damage the poor kid would suffer from Alisin's legendary d...
by Czhorat
Fri Apr 05, 2002 5:21 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Nuts! Rikks going to live.
Replies: 7
Views: 868

I think that Rikk's character has grown over the years, as has his relationship with Alisin. Very early on, Rikk had trouble understanding how people related to him. He no longer has that level of awkwardness, and even seems to have gained some self-confidence after the ordeals he and his friends ha...
by Czhorat
Thu Apr 04, 2002 1:50 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: You can kill me, but you can't...
Replies: 20
Views: 2855

Oh, I almost forgot::

...step on my blue-suede shoes!
by Czhorat
Thu Apr 04, 2002 9:02 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: You can kill me, but you can't...
Replies: 20
Views: 2855

You can kill me, but you can't... ...stick with your diet. ...finish the crossword puzzle in Saturday's New York Times. ...stop us from debating the Thomas Covenant books. ...get no satisfaction. ...make a decent movie out of a Philip K Dick novel. ...make me switch to Windows XP. ...tug on Superman...
by Czhorat
Thu Apr 04, 2002 8:05 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Literary Question: Definition of Anti-Hero?
Replies: 32
Views: 4316

Steve, As I may or may not have bothered to mention in the "FiB Dossier" thread, I'm rapidly closing in on the three-decade mark. I've already lost enough of my hair that the only thing worth doing with the rest of it is to shave it off, I saw Star Wars and ET the FIRST time they were in the theater...
by Czhorat
Thu Apr 04, 2002 5:06 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Literary Question: Definition of Anti-Hero?
Replies: 32
Views: 4316

I thought it was a hero who's your father's sister... no, wait.. that's Aunty Hero. Nevermind... Regarding Thomas Covenant, I'd be more impressed with Donaldson's "courage" in writing such a character if so many female characters in his other books didn't also end up getting raped. He seems a bit to...
by Czhorat
Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:04 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Somebody had to do it...
Replies: 109
Views: 10772

The arguments about Stu's needing to learn are good ones, as is the idea that he needs guidance. What I don't understand is why you think it's Rikk's responsibility to provide it to him. So far he's offended almost every method of the science fiction club - a social group of friends. I don't think t...
by Czhorat
Tue Apr 02, 2002 12:27 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: The Stu Vote: How would you vote?
Replies: 14
Views: 1225

Do you recall that the young hero in Heilein's Have Spacesuit, Will Travel was advised NOT to bring a gun to his survival test? Part of the reason is that carrying too much firepower can make you lazy and overconfident. It's better to THINK about trouble rather than blasting it. The other issue is t...
by Czhorat
Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:27 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Zzt?
Replies: 19
Views: 2142

Hrm. Could be.

They all seemed to be in some level of pain, so it was probably more serious than just a static buildup, but it could have been some sort of shock.

I suppose we'll learn more tomorrow.
by Czhorat
Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:19 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Zzt?
Replies: 19
Views: 2142

Nullset:

Judging from the chapter heading (Disestablishing Shots) this is just the prelude to the interesting/nasty stuff.

I'm really not sure what the TZIT everyone seems to have heard was... Does anyone have a logical theory?
by Czhorat
Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:11 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Now this is interesting...
Replies: 23
Views: 2893

Shattered Tower, I'm sorry, but "You're lucky that your wife is dying" is just SUCH an offensive remark that, especially from a member who's already offended just about everyone else. There DOES have to be a line somewhere. I believe that Stu crossed it. Look at it another way; in front of Alisin, S...
by Czhorat
Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:04 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Ray Bradbury News Tidbit
Replies: 34
Views: 2876

I approve as well. It's very nice to see a writer get the kind of public recognition that usually seems reserved for actors and actresses. I'd love it if New York had a one-city, one-book event. Too few people seem to share things they've read these days. Speaking of which, what're YOU all reading n...
by Czhorat
Tue Apr 02, 2002 10:54 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Somebody had to do it...
Replies: 109
Views: 10772

Stu's taunting the mental patient is actually one of the worst things he did. One could argue that the women's participation in the frat mixer was voluntary. Was the invitation misleading? A bit. Did several women show up knowing exactly what to expect? Apparently. His behavious was by no means hono...
by Czhorat
Tue Apr 02, 2002 5:32 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Somebody had to do it...
Replies: 109
Views: 10772

For me, the Alisin situation is enough to give him AT THE VERY LEAST a stern talking-to. He learned Rikk's wife was dying of an apparently incurable illness, and his response was to say that Rikk was lucky! I'm pretty sure that my answer would also be that he's best off socializing with some other g...