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by SteveB
Tue Apr 16, 2002 5:00 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: [CROSSPOST] Rumy's Coma Dream...
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Enough people have woken up from comas with memories of things that happened around them that it seems certain that at least some types of comas, particularly recuperative comas such as the one Rumy seems to be undergoing, are unconsciously conscious. Rumy has heard every word Alisin said. How much ...
by SteveB
Fri Apr 05, 2002 11:36 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Are there ANY Rikk/Alisin fans here besides me?
Replies: 26
Views: 2505

On 2002-04-05 20:24, FlyingFish wrote: On 2002-04-05 12:02, SteveB wrote: Take the Christian thing. Rikk seems to be a committed Christian. Rumiko seems more "spiritually aligned" with him than Alisin does. Alisin seems depraved and deliberately sinful, but Alisin's depravity (which she herself exa...
by SteveB
Fri Apr 05, 2002 4:00 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Hmm.....This doesn't change my vote, but-
Replies: 2
Views: 447

One important thing about how Jackie feels now (or rather, at the time of the vote, say) about the night of the party is whether or not Will ever told her that Shanna sent the note. My guess is no. So who do you think she thinks the secret admirer was? Stu, of course. She thinks he set her up and to...
by SteveB
Fri Apr 05, 2002 2:51 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Donaldson and Covenant
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Double post. Sorry.

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by SteveB
Fri Apr 05, 2002 2:49 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Donaldson and Covenant
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Well, Kate, all I can say is we'll have to agree to disagree -- at least until I can reread them again, who knows, maybe I'll decide you're right. In the meantime, I wanted to point out that I found "The Gap" series so unrelievedly gloomy, dark and distasteful, and everyone in it so completely unlik...
by SteveB
Fri Apr 05, 2002 12:02 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Are there ANY Rikk/Alisin fans here besides me?
Replies: 26
Views: 2505

First off, most people think Rikk and Rumiko have more in common, which really isn't quite as true as it seems on the surface. Take the Christian thing. Rikk seems to be a committed Christian. Rumiko seems more "spiritually aligned" with him than Alisin does. Alisin seems depraved and deliberately s...
by SteveB
Fri Apr 05, 2002 11:55 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Donaldson and Covenant
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

On 2002-04-05 10:22, Czhorat wrote: 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. That was me. Had to do with the "I was so disgusted by the rape scene ...
by SteveB
Fri Apr 05, 2002 8:54 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Donaldson and Covenant
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

On 2002-04-04 16:57, Kate wrote: Kate is 45. She has taught on and off since qualifying in 1978. (Kate's impressive academic background snipped) I'm sure you weren't saying that your opinion was more valuable because of your credentials, but if you were, Tom Shippey agrees with me, so there. Who's ...
by SteveB
Thu Apr 04, 2002 2:54 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: You can kill me, but you can't...
Replies: 20
Views: 2854

HANDLE THE TRUTH!

YOU HEAR ME?
YOU
CAN'T
HANDLE
THE TRUTH!

Steve Bolhafner
(Channeling Jack Nicholson)
by SteveB
Thu Apr 04, 2002 2:18 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: You can kill me, but you can't...
Replies: 20
Views: 2854

On 2002-04-04 09:02, Czhorat wrote: You can kill me, but you can't... ...make a decent movie out of a Philip K Dick novel. Hey, I liked Blade Runner. Oh, you meant "out of" as in faithful to ??? That's very different. Never mind. Steve Bolhafner (with apologies to the late, great Gilda Radner)
by SteveB
Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:36 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Oh, Frell.
Replies: 33
Views: 3964

On 2002-04-03 16:59, Aris Katsaris wrote: I don't think that anyone will die *yet*. T said that someone will die in this book "Times of War" - remember that the first "book", Fantastica, lasted a year and a half or so... There's enough time... I disagree. T must have had a reason for revealing that...
by SteveB
Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:31 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Rumy???
Replies: 0
Views: 327

Someone pointed out that Dr. Why is pulling of a wig. There is dark hair underneath. Who's hair is that? Just assume for the moment a connection to a current character, since T seems to be playing coy about this. Look at that hair again. Maybe Dr. Why is a future version of Rumy??? Of course, that w...
by SteveB
Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:25 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Donaldson and Covenant
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

I'm moving this to its own thread since it's gotten way off the topic of the literary definition of an anti-hero. Anyone who's confused should check out that thread before reading this. On 2002-04-04 09:49, Muttley wrote: Steve; I'm 50, Kate's - a little younger. We both remember Thomas Covenant fro...
by SteveB
Thu Apr 04, 2002 8:29 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Literary Question: Definition of Anti-Hero?
Replies: 32
Views: 4316

On 2002-04-04 08:05, Czhorat wrote: One of your defenses of Covenant brings up an interesting ethical question; is a wrong action still wrong if there are no consequences? Given an opportunity to do so without a chance of getting caught or facing any other repercussions, Covenant committed a rape. ...
by SteveB
Thu Apr 04, 2002 8:02 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: You can kill me, but you can't...
Replies: 20
Views: 2854

Well, alternate Guth in "Phantoms," shortly before he died, said "You can't kill imagination with imagination."

"You can kill me, but you can't kill imagination"??

Steve Bolhafner
by SteveB
Thu Apr 04, 2002 7:30 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Literary Question: Definition of Anti-Hero?
Replies: 32
Views: 4316

On Thomas Covenant: You know, I'd love to know the ages of some of the folks posting the anti-Donaldson remarks. I mean, the one who just thought the writing was awful, sure, fine, that's your opinion, but on the rape thing . . . When the book came out, in the mid-1970s, not a single woman I know wh...
by SteveB
Wed Apr 03, 2002 6:42 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Somebody had to do it...
Replies: 109
Views: 10772

On 2002-04-03 16:02, Doublespeak wrote: Ok cool. So why should he stay in the club if there is no excuse for his actions? I spoke not of actions, but a single action, one that did not impinge on any member of the club except Jackie, and that had no particular consequences (although you may argue th...
by SteveB
Wed Apr 03, 2002 3:10 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Ray Bradbury News Tidbit
Replies: 34
Views: 2876

Rereading John Fowle's The Magus, having just finished The Collector for the first time (and yes, when I'm done, I'm going to revisit The French Lieutenant's Woman ). Also just finished The Copybook Tales "graphic novel" collection and am about to start art spiegelman's book on Jack Cole and Plastic...
by SteveB
Wed Apr 03, 2002 2:15 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Literary Question: Definition of Anti-Hero?
Replies: 32
Views: 4316

There are basically 2 different types of anti-heroes, almost diametrically opposed, and it's really sort of silly to use the same term for both of them, but people do. 1) A non-heroic, sometimes almost villainous person, who does heroic things and saves the day. Clint Eastwood in the "Dollar" movies...
by SteveB
Wed Apr 03, 2002 12:11 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Somebody had to do it...
Replies: 109
Views: 10772

On 2002-04-02 20:05, Doublespeak wrote: On 2002-04-02 15:58, SteveB wrote: but as that's unlikely, I'll point out that if Jackie can't handle a fellow freshman at a frat rush party putting his hand on her breast without Will barging in to rescue her, she's going to have real problems in life. You l...