Re: Gor Urban Legend
> Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 20:50:27 -0000I'd believe that of Gor, but not Dune.
> From: "H Lynnea Johnson" <SisterOfWar@...>
>--- In email@example.com, Debbie <lioness@m...> wrote:
> > Could y'all answer a question that's been bugging me since 1976?
> > Ed teacher told us a story about a guy who boasted he could take
> > worst, most hackneyed and threadbare plot devices and the most
> > stereotypes ever, throw them into the worst science fiction novel
> > time, and sell it. His buddies didn't believe him, he wrote it,
> > and then sold several sequels. My teacher wouldn't tell us which
> > was, claiming he didn't want to be sued for slander, although we
> > sadism was the real reason. That was Gor, wasn't it?
>Well, I'd heard the same rumor in refernce to the Dune novels, so I'd
>have to say that this seems to be Urban Legend.
Of course, there are those "Dune" sequelae....
- At 1:47 PM -0500 9/11/03, Joshua Kronengold wrote:
>Elizabeth McCoy writes:Hmmm... No, it'd be Mad Mental Science in that case, and I'm not
>>of the time, etc., etc., etc. None of which I believe most sensible people
>>today agree with. _I_ don't agree with all of the things _my_ Church does,
>It's arguable that Scientology is a form of Mad Science (or, for that
>matter, that Hubbards creating of it out of whole cloth was
>sociological Mad Science), and therefore on-topic. :)
sure it's particularly _Sparky_ that way. I mean, the most Sparky
thing would be the E-meters, which are really just a crude/sophisticated
(depending on whom you ask) variant of a lie-detector.
Now, if you have Mad ScientSparks creating the Postbio-Supremacy machine,
changing people (temporarily, probably) into copies of their bodies in
past lives -- THERE'S some mad science. Especially if they get non-human
bodies for the duration. Though you do have to watch out for the times
when someone was taking a break as a tree...
I think I'm getting Foglio-art images here. *giggle*
>>I can only dream of a Girl Genius RPG so I can crossover itI _wish_. Man, I wish... But I sure _hope._ (Jean, Archangel of LIGHTNING!
>>with IN. *evil smirk*
>Can only dream? Would you, per chance, have any inside information on
Vapula, Demon Prince of STEAM! Er...)
OFF TOPIC PARTS
>You're quite right, of course, to point out that(Amen. And silent sizable portions of which are just fine -- my mom's taken
>Scientology-the-religon, as practiced by self-identifying
>Scientologists, is a very different concept from
>Scientology-the-church (sizable portions of which have demonstrated
>some major flaws and evilness).
many a course, and I haven't noticed her putting on the white
stormtrooper armor... Humans are humans, and some of them... Grrrrrrrrrr.)
--Beth, arcangel@... / archangel@... In Nomine Line Editor