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by intrigued_scribe
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 128954

Going by the review, the Master/Margarita story does indeed seem interesting, in spite of the flaws, particularly where the period details are concerned. Also, the biography sounds like an arresting work, and I'll be certain to add Tiptree's anthology to my list as well (though I'm also starting to ...
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Tell the Spartans...
Replies: 24
Views: 77075

Congrats on the invitation!

It's fitting that both be mentioned together, for your essay and the book easily go hand in hand with each other. Aside from that, a good many other gripping points and observations come across in the blog post; thanks for sharing it. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Of the Sith: An Essay
Replies: 9
Views: 54178

Eloise, Thanks for sharing this terrific, thought-provoking essay. Alongside the highly incisive points and examples already mentioned, the contrast and the likeness between "Good" as represented by the Jedi and "Evil" as embodied by the Sith came to mind. More to the point, the ...
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 15725

Happy 2008 to all, and best wishes to everyone for health and happiness in the new year. And please don't worry about how long resolving the issues in question takes, Athena; take as much time you need, and I hope that all goes well.

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Icarus Beach: a teaser
Replies: 16
Views: 73238

That's excellent, and the positive reviews are well deserved. Congrats! :)
by intrigued_scribe
Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Universals of language
Replies: 10
Views: 45803

This sounds like an excellent, engaging look at how roots of language link many a culture (and in this case, the evolving offshoots of one early language); thanks for the recommendation. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: The Complex and Terrifying Reality of Star Wars Fandom
Replies: 1
Views: 23639

This is a highly interesting article, and a few of the elements mentioned did indeed stand out a bit as links to Athena's essay. Thanks for sharing this. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution
Replies: 33
Views: 121965

Gripping articles, all--thanks for sharing them here. They are indeed upsetting, most of all for the close-mindedness displayed by some of the parties mention therein, which goes beyond adhering firmly to a set of beliefs to open intolerance for differing philosophies. Romania's elimination of theor...
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Universals of language
Replies: 10
Views: 45803

These are all highly fascinating articles; thanks for sharing them. :) What stands out to me--among many other aspects found therein, particularly the Piraha's "no coercion" principle--is the fact that language can indicate more than one type of intelligence, as opposed to the kind of sent...
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Light Pollution
Replies: 7
Views: 36074

Dear Athena and Eloise,

Your experiences are indeed beautifully described; this couldn't have been said better. The feeling of gazing upon infinity comes though perfectly in both anecdotes.

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Because sometimes an otherworldly trip...
Replies: 2
Views: 19506

I agree; they are otherworldly, and truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing these striking images. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Happy 41st Anniversary Star Trek
Replies: 5
Views: 27596

Windwalker wrote:

Odd how these franchises are never laid to rest, but reincarnated in multiple forms...


Very much so, especially for a franchise with so many elements that can be considered universal. To me that strikes as the mark of something truly enduring. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Happy Birthday Athena!
Replies: 12
Views: 42103

This was meant to be part of the previous post; welcome back to the site, Eloise, and I look forward to hearing about Scotland. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Happy Birthday Athena!
Replies: 12
Views: 42103

My apologies; even with other preoccupations, I don't know how I missed this! Happy Belated Birthday, and many, many happy returns!

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Doris Lessing wins the Nobel Prize for Literature!
Replies: 2
Views: 19337

I'm not familiar with Doris Lessing's work, but I may have to track down some of it; it sounds like highly gripping, exceptional stuff.

Heather

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