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by Gormenghastly
Sat Apr 20, 2002 6:57 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Smoking's bad mmkay?
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Shatteredtower wrote: Not really - I did say "best" qualified. I didn't say that theirs were the "only" qualified opinions. Quite right, my bad on that one. Everyone who paid for that conflict has a right to decide if it was worth it. I just feel that those who had the most at stake may be more qual...
by Gormenghastly
Fri Apr 19, 2002 3:05 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Mission Improbable - the Search for Swearwords (waaaaay offt
Replies: 13
Views: 4333

"Damn" isn't one of Carlin's words you can't say on TV, but some people consider it a form of taking the lord's name in vain. I won't say much about the fact that most of the same people are not offended by "darn" which has as far as I can tell the exact same meaning. The G-rating refers to the US f...
by Gormenghastly
Fri Apr 19, 2002 2:49 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Smoking's bad mmkay?
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Shatteredtower wrote: Not jumping on you, but those best qualified to decide that may be those who died, and those who would otherwise have been slaves. I can agree with you on that. Unfortunately the first group won't be able to shed much light on the issue. And the second, if defined broadly enoug...
by Gormenghastly
Thu Apr 18, 2002 1:03 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: The New Artist (Just some commentary)
Replies: 26
Views: 3611

The only artist for Fans! is Jason Waltrip. Period. Even when I like the guest artists, I'm always glad when he comes back. I gotta agree. I'm not the most visually adept person around, and anytime there's an artist change it's like trying to listen to someone who speaks the same language, but in a...
by Gormenghastly
Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:42 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Smoking's bad mmkay?
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Moment of Synchronicity: the mailer from the Science Fiction Book Club which arrived today included a flyer of Turtledove novels. I've never read any of Turtledove's novels, but I used to enjoy his short stories in Asimov's SF mag back in the day. I was aware of his alternate Civil War novels before...
by Gormenghastly
Sun Mar 31, 2002 1:57 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Star Trek Enterprised episode 3/27/02, rant
Replies: 26
Views: 2334

But on the giant list of improbable events in Star Trek, having a non-Starfleet Vulcan in the chain of command is not exactly anywhere near the top. I'm far more bothered by the continuity issues raised by T'Pol's rank of Sub Commander. It's my understanding Vulcan is a hot dry planet, so I wanna k...
by Gormenghastly
Sun Mar 31, 2002 1:49 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: In Memoriam
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Someone who is way more bored than I ever get should check celebrity bithdays to see if celebrity births also happen in threes. I doubt they do because I think as Ray Radlein kind of implied, celebrity deaths happen in threes because we expect them to. Since celebrity births lack any such expectatio...
by Gormenghastly
Sun Mar 31, 2002 1:30 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: well, *damn*...
Replies: 3
Views: 456

The book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards comes highly recommended for those who want to learn to draw. Took me from about a 1st grade drawing ability to about a 4th grade drawing ability before my short attention span wandered and I moved on to try to some other way of expr...
by Gormenghastly
Fri Mar 29, 2002 5:23 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Urge...to kill..rising
Replies: 59
Views: 4781

"Wonder, and its expression in poetry and arts, are among the most important things which seems to distinguish men from other animals, and intelligent and sensitive people from morons." - Alan Watts, from The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Has Stu shown any signs of creativity or arti...
by Gormenghastly
Thu Mar 28, 2002 3:38 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Star Trek Enterprised episode 3/27/02, rant
Replies: 26
Views: 2334

I give kudos to the fact that the first 10 to 15 minutes of the show not a word was spoken except in Ferengi, yet the show was still understandable without feeling contrived. My biggest gripe was that Trip, Archer, and T'Pol all seemed to have some telepathic ability to figure out exactly what to sa...
by Gormenghastly
Thu Mar 28, 2002 3:25 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: In Memoriam
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

I am not responsible for Billy Wilder dying yesterday to complete the three.
by Gormenghastly
Thu Mar 28, 2002 3:23 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: If Meighan's Professor is Doctor Why....
Replies: 29
Views: 2609

Wish wrote: I've never seen much Dr. Who It's probably too late to start now. Doctor Who is one of those things if you don't get started on it as a kid, it's really hard to develop a taste for it as an adult. Maccabee wrote: You missed The War Chief in your list of expatriate Time Lords. He was one ...
by Gormenghastly
Wed Mar 27, 2002 7:56 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: In Memoriam
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Word's just gotten out of Milton Berle's death as well. He did next to no genre work, but two enetrtainment deaths in one day is worth noting. Still an hour left til midnight on the east coast. And they say deaths always come in threes.... (Now if someone else does die I'm gonna feel really bad.)
by Gormenghastly
Wed Mar 27, 2002 7:46 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: If Meighan's Professor is Doctor Why....
Replies: 29
Views: 2609

.... then could The General be Doctor Why's nemesis? Going back to the Doctor Who origins, things seem to fit. Timelords who leave their home planet nearly always took titles that start with "the" (The Doctor, The Master, The Rani, The Meddling Monk), so The General is in line name-wise. The General...
by Gormenghastly
Wed Mar 27, 2002 3:39 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: In Memoriam
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

First Douglas Adams, now Dudley Moore...If Eric Idle passes away any time soon, it will be an even darker day for british comedy... Is Eric Idle living in the US, because it seems being over here is dangerous to famous Brits. Alfred Hitchcock, John Lennon, Terry Nation, Patrick Troughton, Douglas A...
by Gormenghastly
Sun Mar 17, 2002 1:03 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: And the Icy Finger of Death Points To...
Replies: 42
Views: 2750

I'd say if anything "minor story detail" was an intentional understatement. As to who's gonna die, I'm for eliminating any of the newer characters right off the bat. One of them dying lacks the same impact on the readers as one of the "old timers" dying, and T seems to go for reader impact. Of the o...
by Gormenghastly
Sun Mar 17, 2002 12:36 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: New #faans Channel, Big Announcement...
Replies: 21
Views: 2060

nyarlahotep, University and corporate network admins the world over fit the definition of oppressive. Used to hate having to back up my network admin boss when he got all dictatorial on the users. If the Java client doesn't work for you they may have a firewall blocking it as well, or they may have ...
by Gormenghastly
Sun Mar 17, 2002 9:20 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: New #faans Channel, Big Announcement...
Replies: 21
Views: 2060

Err, if my fingers and brain would work together properly it would work. Try http://www.dal.net/

[Edited for yet another typo. Ergh]

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by Gormenghastly
Sun Mar 17, 2002 7:45 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: New #faans Channel, Big Announcement...
Replies: 21
Views: 2060

The Java client for DAL-net can be accessed from the main DAL-net page at http://dal.net Look for a box on the right that says "Chat Now!". Enter your desired nickname (it defaults to "Guest" followed by a random number) and click Go. You may then get a security warning asking if you want to install...
by Gormenghastly
Sat Mar 16, 2002 7:43 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: New #faans Channel, Big Announcement...
Replies: 21
Views: 2060

nyarlahotep, Is this a firewall you have an ability to configure yourself, or is there some oppressive network administrator type authority figure controlling it? If it's the former it should be possible to configure it to allow IRC to pass through. If it's the latter, you might try to the Java clie...