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Posted by Cheryl on November 14, 1996 at 13:13:52:
Ok, Ian, why do you Aussies refer to Australia as "Oz"? Is it just a play on the sound of the word?
Posted by Cheryl on November 14, 1996 at 13:20:51:
] Ann, the Long-Winded.
Brava, Ann. Well spoke! (relax and catch your breath now!)
Posted by Cheryl on November 14, 1996 at 13:46:13:
] Don't you think credit for the depth should be shared by Firth with Davies and everyone responsible for the production who "got it" like we do?
Yes, of course! Firth is an actor, a fine actor who brought the character of Darcy to life. But without the words of Austen and Davies, there would be no Darcy. If you'll pardon the analogy, Dr. Frankenstein created the monster but it was the lightning that animated him. (did that analogy work?)
Also please say more about why your feelings for the Darcy character are so much more intimate.
More intimate than for Knightly? (I mean Mr. Knightly- I don't want to be accused of being a Mrs. Elton!) I do like the Mr. Knightly character, he is a very good man, not perfect, I like his grumpiness, but I can't help but feel that no matter how much he loves Emma (and he certainly does) they will never have a relatonship as equals, he has "instructed" her for too long, he has almost made her into the person that she is.
Darcy, on the other hand, realizes that Lizzy is the better person, he has had to struggle to win her love, to make himself a better person to be worthy of her. He is so much more human than Mr. Knightly, more a real person. Mr. Knightly hasn't struggled (his only struggle was to hide his love for Emma) he waited for Emma to come up to his level. Darcy worked very hard to bring himself up to Lizzy' level.
I guess I love Darcy for his faults and his efforts to overcome them. I also believe that Lizzy and Darcy will be truly equal partners in a way that Mr. Knightly and Emma never will.
Posted by Cheryl on November 14, 1996 at 13:50:51:
Wait, I think I remember. Wall paper is the background print you find when you turn on the computer, right? So to keep Darcy from disappearing, I need to disable my screen saver? Again, will this hurt my moniter?
Cheryl (questions, questions, questions!)
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on November 14, 1996 at 14:08:32:
With such a high rate of new messages being posted, the messages disappear from the board so ridiculously fast nowadays -- you have to visit almost every day, or you'll miss. I know that you want to keep the main page under about 60k, Amy, but how about setting up a secondary page, where one can view messages a few days old, before they're finally shuffled off into the Great Message Bin in the Sky?
I think my picture admirably illustrates this concept, even if I do say so myself
Posted by Ann on November 14, 1996 at 14:16:19:
] ] I think we may safely say that this is the wierdest thread yet!
] ] Ann
] So Ann - where do you come down? Mr. Love or Mr. Butt?
] You must have a preference!
] - K
I believe among the upper strata of society, names were frequently hyphenated. I, therefore, would suggest: Mr. Love-Butt.
Posted by Ann on November 14, 1996 at 14:17:55:
] ] ] I think we may safely say that this is the wierdest thread yet!
] ] ] Ann
] ] _______
] ] So Ann - where do you come down? Mr. Love or Mr. Butt?
] ] You must have a preference!
] ] - K
] How about Mr. Love-Butt
I typed my opinion before reading your response. Great minds think alike.
Power to the Anns!!
Posted by Ann on November 14, 1996 at 14:23:36:
] You wouldn't really want it as a screen saver unless you are paging through several photos. Purpose of a screen saver is to keep the same pixels from being used all of the time (as in leaving one picture up all of the time).
I believe screen-savers have actually been unnecessary for years. They made sense on old green-screens, but modern CRT's do not require saving--the pixels do not wear out like the old ones did. They are now more for decoration and amusement, as well as for fooling your boss into thinking you are working, when you are actually reading this BB!
Posted by Hilary on November 14, 1996 at 14:23:38:
] :Weird, huh? (Especially considering our ESP on certain matters). By the way, I can't get over the fact that you - teacher, artist, humanist -are married to a physicist. Definitive proof that opposites attract!
] (And as to others joining us - perhaps this nation's #1Hilary may peek in?! We'd still give you top 'H' billing, though!)
He's an unusual physicist: loves literature, especially poetry; loves music (this is his soul food), and plays folk and blues guitar, as well as writing songs; and he's a humanist too. But, its strange that scientists quite often do have a wide knowledge in other disciplines, whereas it doesn't seem as true the other way round - arts people do not as often have a general grasp of science.
As for Hillary! - she must go lower, because she has two 'l's! Actually, last week in all the election commentary, there was a heading 'Finding a Safe Place for Hilary' which I thought would have amused you guys.
Posted by Tay on November 14, 1996 at 14:24:35:
] Hey Everybody,
] Please be careful to close the tags that produce italic and bold lettering. To do this you put a slash just before the "i" or the "b" in the closing bracket. Without that slash, the tag keeps going, and going, and going...and the whole page from there down turns slantwise or shouts at you.
] See "Your comments" box below for this example:
] It's pretty easy stuff.
Thanks soo soo much! I was just about to ask about how to end italics! I was getting a headche with all the slanted letters!
I'll now be sure to end all my italics and bolds properly now!
Thanx a bunch!
Posted by Ann on November 14, 1996 at 14:24:43:
] Wait, I think I remember. Wall paper is the background print you find when you turn on the computer, right? So to keep Darcy from disappearing, I need to disable my screen saver? Again, will this hurt my moniter?
] Cheryl (questions, questions, questions!)
Your monitor is safe. See my response above.
Posted by Hilary on November 14, 1996 at 14:28:15:
] been reading a book called 'The Red Queen' by Mat Ridley (a student of Dawkins) which is about sex and the evolution of human nature.
] Sorry to butt in but you reminded me of a three- or four-year -old book I skimmed and want to find again and read thoroughly. Woman author. Anthropologist who makes a pretty good (very interesting) case for why women have an urge to fall out of love after four years -- differentiation of species.
] Have been wracking my brain. Strike a chord with anyone?
Michael says he has heard of this, Amy, but like you can't remember details. Sorry.
Posted by Tay on November 14, 1996 at 14:33:59:
] Amy if the picture does not show can you do it for me so people can see what this gorgeous creature looks like.
] ] Laura
] Here he is. I see what you did. You put the *.htm file in the image field. It has to be the whole URL for just the picture file, which will end in *.gif or *.jpg.
] Laura, this is deja vu all over again. I put this up for you just before the ARWAV virtview. I still feel the same way. He is such a cutie, but too young for me. I have got too old to feel the same way about a youngster like this as I can about a Firth or Sand -- or recently even Grant. The more crow's feet he gets the more my speed he seems.
I don't seem to be able to get any of the pictures!
Posted by Laura M on November 14, 1996 at 14:34:36:
Only Henry Crawford, oops Churchyard would come up with a great idea like this. When opening the BB this morning to see if anyone responded to Maurice, I couldn't find it. So I just create a new subject and bring it to the front and center.
Henry will you partake in watching Maurice?
PS, When is EMMA done with, it seems like we have been reading that book forever.
Posted by Hilary on November 14, 1996 at 14:35:00:
] ] Ann, the Long-Winded.
] Brava, Ann. Well spoke! (relax and catch your breath now!)
Posted by Cheryl on November 14, 1996 at 14:38:13:
] If you are on Windows 95 it is really easy to save as wallpaper -- just right click on the picture and select SAVE AS WALLPAPER.
Ok Anne. I tried it and there's a "Save this image as..." which takes me to a "Save as" window. What folder do I put it in? I assume somewhere in Windows, but I couldn't find anything that said "wallpaper". Help!
Sorry to take up space with this. Could you please e-mail me privately with further instructions? Thanks!
Posted by Eric on November 14, 1996 at 14:39:49:
My feelings are quite the opposite. I was NOT advocating the imposition of a moral order but AGAINST its imposition on our rights. Freedom of expression is not a moral issue but a Constitutional right. This is precisely why the Constitution provides for the separation of church and state, to allow for the right of freedom, including freedom of expression, to exist and flourish.
] : Janet
The Constitution does not guarantee an absolute right to freedom of expression. It guarantees a freedom of the press, a freedom of assembly, and a freedom of speech. From the beginning, however, it was recognized that these rights were limited. Treason and treasonous expressions, slander, and all manner of other speeches and publications were banned and punished. Treason and slander still are forbidden. And in any event, speech and expression are not co-terminus. But such freedoms as are granted in the Constitution are granted because people at the time believed them to be moral goods. This is, indeed, a moral issue - an issue of what is right and what is wrong. Refusing to acknowledge that it is will not make it any less the case.
But enough on this. We stray too far from the subject of this bulletin board and I would not trespass on our dear hostess' good will any further.
Posted by Hilary on November 14, 1996 at 14:40:14:
] ] ] Did Mr. Darcy ever smoke a cigar? If so, was his cigar just a cigar? ;-)
] ] ] - K
] ] And which side did he smoke it?
] ] - Candace
LOL! Well done Candace.
Posted by Eric on November 14, 1996 at 14:43:01:
] Ann, the Long-Winded.
Take a breath now... ;->
Thanks, Ann. Well said and requires no addenda.
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