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Postby Darlene 6 » Fri Mar 02, 2001 9:31 pm

<font face='Papyrus'><b>ESPECIALLY a good science fiction or fantasy book. Although, there's also the alternative - "thank God this never happened!"</font id='Papyrus'>
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Postby Anakin » Mon Mar 05, 2001 5:49 am

Thank you Darlene and DayDreamer! Dr Asimov refered to this as the 'suspension of disbelief' (if I get annoying in quoting him to often, lemme know...) I'm hoping to post here on a more consistant basis, ATM I'm more reading and responding.

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Postby Anakin » Mon Mar 05, 2001 5:53 am

A quick question to someone in SYSTEMS:

(not related to forum topic)

how much HTML is usable within this format? I had used an IMG SRC command to have a .gif file pic as my signature...but all its doing is showing the url for the file. Did I do something wrong or should I have it worded otherwise?
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Postby Ed Sysop » Wed Mar 07, 2001 12:37 am

Ummm, actually, I don't know, I don't use the signature thing.

I just posted an image in my sig though, we'll see if it shows up in this message.

You can put html in your message body without a problem, and you can also post your pic both in your messages and in your profile, just not sure about the signature.

Ok, here goes, let's see.
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Postby Ed Sysop » Wed Mar 07, 2001 12:40 am

Ummm, actually, I don't know, I don't use the signature thing.

I just posted an image in my sig though, we'll see if it shows up in this message.

You can put html in your message body without a problem, and you can also post your pic both in your messages and in your profile, just not sure about the signature.

Ok, here goes, let's see.

I guess it helps to click the signature thing

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Postby Anakin » Thu Mar 08, 2001 2:55 am

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Ummm, actually, I don't know, I don't use the signature thing.

I just posted an image in my sig though, we'll see if it shows up in this message.

You can put html in your message body without a problem, and you can also post your pic both in your messages and in your profile, just not sure about the signature.

Ok, here goes, let's see.

I guess it helps to click the signature thing

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Now here's the funny part Ed....

I got my signature thing to work! (though I'm still working on the pic for the profile that you at least seem to have down...)

I did mine using forum code, with the img /img commands... May I introduce you to St George my pet dragon!

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Postby daydreamr4 » Thu Mar 08, 2001 12:48 pm

<font color="#00cc00" face="Comic Sans MS"><b>Love that dragon, Anakin. Now I'm gonna have to play around one of these days. </b></font>
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Postby Princess Leah » Sat Mar 24, 2001 9:25 am

I'm new here. I havent posted but i do enjoy reading. Keep up the good work.
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Postby Anakin » Wed Mar 28, 2001 3:45 am

<font face='Century Gothic'><font size=3><font color=navy>Welcome to the boards Princess! Hope you find this to be as wonderful a diversion as I have!

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Science fiction versus fantasy

Postby scootwhoman » Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:35 am

According to what I was taught in a college class on science ficition, the definiition is dependent upon the role that science plays. For instance, 'The Andromeda Strain' is a story about a scientific research mission which goes awry. Star Trek was a story about science being used to explore a new realm. In the opposite corner is fantasy, where an advanced technology can be used as a backdrop for a story, without the technology being part of the story. Discovering light sabers and perfecting them would be science fiction, carrying light sabers around casually and using them in fights would be fantasy.

Most people would consider 'Alien' to be science fiction, but it really isn't, it is a gothic horror story, set in futuristic environment. However, 'Aliens' is not a gothic horror story, it is an adventure film.
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