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Old October 23 2008, 07:58 PM   #46
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Re: Babylon 5 quotebook is finally here!

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Admittedly though, I only briefly glanced at the Chronologies book and didn't take a good look at it. So, I can't really attest to the quality of that one yet.
The chronology book is quite nice. Didn't notice any errors like those you mention and there is a lot of detail in Terry Jones' section. Very nicely laid out. Carlson's section is not too long so I didn't really check it closely.
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Old October 23 2008, 11:24 PM   #47
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I can completely vouch for the Babylion 5 Scripts Team in their custimer service. Very pleasant and polite, excellent at updating the customer, quick to respond to questions & concerns. If there's a problem, they'll take care of it.
I can attest to that. When I didn't receive my volume 15 along with the last few volumes of the set, they sent it out with 2-day shipping on their own dime. A class act, all around.
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Old October 26 2008, 05:56 PM   #48
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Admittedly though, I only briefly glanced at the Chronologies book and didn't take a good look at it. So, I can't really attest to the quality of that one yet.
The chronology book is quite nice. Didn't notice any errors like those you mention and there is a lot of detail in Terry Jones' section. Very nicely laid out. Carlson's section is not too long so I didn't really check it closely.
I thought it was interesting the way they compared the two sections as being like Webster's American and Oxford English Dictionaries. Perhaps I'm biased, but if one has the OED, then what the hell would you need Webster's for anyway? Likewise, I have trouble seeing the value of incorporating two sometimes contradictory documents in the same book.
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Old December 4 2008, 02:50 AM   #49
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the problem is, while B5 was an okay show.....no one talks like that
I knew I'd find this quote sooner or later! How would you know how people talk in the 23rd century anyway? jms' take on it (emphasis mine):

So I write my characters as sharp, and as witty, and as intelligent, and as literate as I wish I would be under those sorts of circumstances, which of course I never am. Maybe to remind people of the power of language...mainly because I just love the sound of words carefully stitched together. My dramatic conceit is that in 2259, we have had a moderate rebirth of formality, and the kind of literacy you would often see in letters from the turn of the century, and the 1930s. Because it allows me to write it the way I want.
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Old December 4 2008, 03:24 AM   #50
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the problem is, while B5 was an okay show.....no one talks like that
I knew I'd find this quote sooner or later! How would you know how people talk in the 23rd century anyway? jms' take on it (emphasis mine):

So I write my characters as sharp, and as witty, and as intelligent, and as literate as I wish I would be under those sorts of circumstances, which of course I never am. Maybe to remind people of the power of language...mainly because I just love the sound of words carefully stitched together. My dramatic conceit is that in 2259, we have had a moderate rebirth of formality, and the kind of literacy you would often see in letters from the turn of the century, and the 1930s. Because it allows me to write it the way I want.
When you think about it, being on a diplomatic station the inhabitants would almost have to adopt a formal mode in order to minimize the chance of misunderstandings when dealing with aliens who've learned formal English (or Narn or Minbari...) not colloquialisms. Think about it. When you meet someone whose English might be limited, politeness requires that you speak more clearly and grammatically.

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Old December 4 2008, 06:00 AM   #51
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With all of the tidits of knowledge you bring to us Babyloniacs, Jan, I figure a few people will be inspired to use this gif:

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Old December 4 2008, 12:50 PM   #52
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Why, thanks, poster-formerly-known-as-Neroon! I've never have my own personalized gif before!

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Old December 5 2008, 11:26 AM   #53
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I want the Chronologies Book...maybe the Quote book too...but the Chronology I might ask my friend to get it for me for Christmas.
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