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I like the earlier Arovane that I've heard, but don't know this one yet. Could you add any sort of comment or evaluation?
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Arovane - Lilies
I'd add, furthering the subject of "college lit majors who are too cool to read sci-fi," that I recall it was "cool" for lit majors to read stuff like Philip K. Dick, Stanislav Lem, J.G. Ballard, and Anthony Burgess, while turning up our noses at Heinlein, Asimov and the like.
SF has gotten more acceptable for lit majors in some colleges, where it's taught alongside the "real" literature. Interestingly enough, the older masters like Asimov still get passed over for more "respectable" names like PK Dick and Lem. It's preposterous of course, but I guess it fits the typical college curriculum. I enjoy Ballard and Lem and Delany and all the rest, but I'd never have become interested in SF if it were not for Asimov and Blish and many of the other old timers. I find that most of those books are still compulsively readable ... not something I can say about many of the more experimental works by "acceptably hip" SF writers.ß
Is there any way I can make my avatar, which is actually an animated GIF, animate? I've seen people at other forums be able to do this. Not a big deal, but it'd be cool if I could. By the way, for those who don't know, that's Peter Stormare, who was in Fargo, among others. The picture is him "in character" as the pitchman for Volkswagen during one of his "oh snap" commercials. Hilarious stuff, IMO.
I have to say its nice to have the delete option. I just did a double post and the delete option came in handy. Too bad most forums don't have this I see double posts just about everywhere.
Oh, and the default colors are fine for me, beats the red on black any day, plus I can actually read the threads now.