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Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: February 01, 2011 11:27AM

I don't think we go much on litigation here, but we do a lovely line in pointy sticks.

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: bunyip (---.pa.vic.optusnet.com.au)
Date: February 09, 2011 01:48AM

Bring back Tom Baker!!!!!!

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: steeljam (---.range109-154.btcentralplus.com)
Date: February 27, 2011 01:34AM

MuseSusan Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Is it guaranteed that a person who likes Dr. Who
> and Jane Eyre would also love The Eyre Affair? I
> mean, of course anyone with any taste at all would
> love Jasper's writing, but aside from thatů I ask
> because when I suggested The Eyre Affair to a
> couple of friends several years ago, they didn't
> really like it.
>
> I haven't seen any Dr. Who although I've absorbed
> a fair amount of background knowledge, but it
> seems to me that it has a similar kind of good
> old-fashioned sci-fi wackiness, and that a person
> who likes that kind of storytelling as well as
> great literature would enjoy the irreverent but
> loving style of the Thursday Next books. I don't
> know this person very well, though, and I want to
> be reasonably sure.
>
No, next question.

> What do you fine folks think?
Lots of things, far too may for this thread.

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Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: xmorpheus (86.47.144.---)
Date: February 28, 2011 09:03AM

I don't care if you poke me with pointy sticks. I still like Tennant! So there. Nyah. Thhhhpppptttttt.

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: February 28, 2011 09:51AM

Such bravery - are you drunk?

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: xmorpheus (86.47.144.---)
Date: February 28, 2011 10:50AM

oh god I wish I was - that would make Monday SO much more bearable.......

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: March 01, 2011 02:33PM

........it doesn't do much good to Tuesday though.

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: xmorpheus (---.b-ras1.bdt.dublin.eircom.net)
Date: March 01, 2011 10:07PM

well in fairness, Tuesday is a genius.

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: bunyip (---.pa.vic.optusnet.com.au)
Date: March 09, 2011 03:07AM

We have

Tuesday Weld

and

Thursday Next

and

Man Friday.


Why are there not individuals first named Monday, Wednesday, Saturday?

I think one of the offspring from some unidentified fan driven person is named "Sunday" in part but I am gloriously insulated from wishing to know this.

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: Marit (159.190.251.---)
Date: March 09, 2011 08:26AM

Baron Samedi/Saturday.

And isn't Thursday Next's mother called Wednesday?

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: SkidMarks (62.6.182.---)
Date: March 09, 2011 01:39PM

..and Pugsley's sister is Wednesday Friday Addams



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/09/2011 01:41PM by SkidMarks.

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: nettie63 (92.26.183.---)
Date: March 10, 2011 10:40PM

Hmm...At the risk of having risk of having donuts and peanuts and popcorn thrown at me, I don't like Dr Who. I used to like it when I was 10, but then I grew up, which I feel, the programme never has. It stil seems to be aimed at kids or at best, adolescents. I agree that it is most definitely more fi than sci, and my sci-fi nut hubbie (who loves Fforde, Pratchett, RR, Adams, Neil Asher, Iain M Banks, Peter Hamilton, Python, Star Trek, Red Dwarf etc) also doesn't like Dr Who.

Now,I sometimes feel like asquare peg in a round hole here (well, most places actually) because I like none of the above mentioned, except Ff obviously. I can only account for it in that Jasper,unlike all the above, sets his stories firmly in this world. And when I read it, it feels like 9/10s reality and 1/10 unreality generously laced with off-beat but intellegent wit.

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: bunyip (---.pa.vic.optusnet.com.au)
Date: March 11, 2011 03:00AM

Now there's the motto for the fforum:

OFFBEAT BUT INTELLIGENT

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: CannibalRabbit (---.dyn.iinet.net.au)
Date: March 14, 2011 09:42AM

Can we manage to get Eclectic in there as well?

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.196.102.151.threembb.co.uk)
Date: March 14, 2011 06:08PM

Try flicking the switch.

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: bunyip (---.sa.gov.au)
Date: March 22, 2011 06:11AM

Chang saccepted:

OFFBEAT BUT ECLECTICALLY INTELLIGENT

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: March 23, 2011 10:12AM

.. and again, in Latin this time?

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: March 23, 2011 10:33AM

How about:

Intelligens.Inusitus.Inexpectatus.

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: CannibalRabbit (---.dyn.iinet.net.au)
Date: March 24, 2011 10:43AM

I get Inusitus in the summer, but I think that is mostly down to my hayfever!

Re: Is it guaranteed?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 24, 2011 11:26AM

Omnia dicta fortiora si dicta Latina

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