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Old August 22 2010, 11:18 AM   #76
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Re: Firefly ep by ep; rewatch and reviews

Oh my. I'm having a stroke...
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Old August 22 2010, 12:25 PM   #77
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Oh my. I'm having a stroke...
You keep your sex life to yourself!

Ok, changed it all to Arial 12 font, pared out the topic headings and placed more space between them and took the L out of Whedon, what more do you want?
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Old August 22 2010, 03:23 PM   #78
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Ok, changed it all to Arial 12 font, pared out the topic headings and placed more space between them and took the L out of Whedon, what more do you want?
To stop trying to change the font. It doesn't work on this board. Not to Arial, not to Times New Roman, not to Helvetica, not to anything. The default font is your ONLY option. Trying to change it doesn't work and just leaves the [Font=] at the top of your post that makes everyone else yell at you.
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Old August 22 2010, 03:47 PM   #79
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Also, again, "reminds me off" - ?

There was a short series of viral web videos (available on the DVDs) that tells you what River meant by "I can kill you with my mind."
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Old August 22 2010, 05:11 PM   #80
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War Stories and Trash - more good episodes. The show feels like it's hit its stride now. Shame there are only three more episodes.
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Old August 22 2010, 08:09 PM   #81
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Re: Firefly ep by ep; rewatch and reviews

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Oh my. I'm having a stroke...
You keep your sex life to yourself!

Ok, changed it all to Arial 12 font, pared out the topic headings and placed more space between them and took the L out of Whedon, what more do you want?
The text you posted this morning was filled with with size, font, and other tags. Which, given they don't work on this board, made the post a cluster-fuck of shit.

The cleaned up post is vastly better.

We've seldom seen projectile energy weapons in the Fireflyverse, most people seem to still rely on lead.
It was explained somewhere in the Behind the Scenes stuff/interviews it is explained that energy weapons aren't common in the 'rim' (the outer, still "wild" planets of the Alliance of Planets) because they're too complex and expensive to maintain, repair and charge. Think about it. A gun is some springs, metal, and pins. Not much complex there. A laser gun is going to have circuitry, batteries and lots of other things to limit its ability as a weapon. If you firing your laser pistol and dies you're fucked. If you've a enough bullets on you, you can fire a gun forever.

We do see a laser weapon in an upcoming episode and even get a hint of how "useess" they can be in the fronteir. Hell, we even get a glimpse of that when Jayne grows frustrated with the Alliance stun-gun in "Ariel" he calls it a "high-tech piece of crap" when it fails to effect a locked door.
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Old August 22 2010, 10:58 PM   #82
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Ok, changed it all to Arial 12 font, pared out the topic headings and placed more space between them and took the L out of Whedon, what more do you want?
To stop trying to change the font. It doesn't work on this board. Not to Arial, not to Times New Roman, not to Helvetica, not to anything. The default font is your ONLY option. Trying to change it doesn't work and just leaves the [Font=] at the top of your post that makes everyone else yell at you.
What IS the default font?
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Old August 22 2010, 11:06 PM   #83
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saturn5 wrote: View Post

Ok, changed it all to Arial 12 font, pared out the topic headings and placed more space between them and took the L out of Whedon, what more do you want?
To stop trying to change the font. It doesn't work on this board. Not to Arial, not to Times New Roman, not to Helvetica, not to anything. The default font is your ONLY option. Trying to change it doesn't work and just leaves the [Font=] at the top of your post that makes everyone else yell at you.
What IS the default font?
Looks like Verdana to me, but you shouldn't need to specify a font.
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Old August 23 2010, 03:33 AM   #84
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Yah, you don't need to specify a font at all. You CAN'T specify a font. Just put words down, the board takes care of the font.

btw, what's a "projectile energy" weapon?
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Old August 23 2010, 07:28 AM   #85
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^A railgun, like in Quake 2?
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Old August 23 2010, 09:22 AM   #86
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Yah, you don't need to specify a font at all. You CAN'T specify a font. Just put words down, the board takes care of the font.

btw, what's a "projectile energy" weapon?
A death ray, lasers, phasers etc

Well obviously I do need to know what it is, I'll try veranda
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Old August 23 2010, 11:54 AM   #87
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Best hours of TV ever?

For me, its:

TOS: City on The Edge of Forever
TNG: The Inner Light
DS9: Far Beyond the Stars
Dr Who: Blink
Dr Who: Vincent and the Doctor
Buffy: Hush
Buffy: Restless
Buffy: The Body
Angel: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?
Angel: A Hole In The World
Firefly: Out of Gas
Firefly: Ariel

Quality!
Great list. Nice to see Vincent And The Doctor there; it's the kind of thing that genre TV is all about, in a way.
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Old August 23 2010, 01:03 PM   #88
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btw, what's a "projectile energy" weapon?
A death ray, lasers, phasers etc
Those would be energy weapons, but not projectile weapons. It's one or t'other.
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Old August 23 2010, 04:01 PM   #89
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Well obviously I do need to know what it is, I'll try veranda
No you don't that's the point. Even if you try to set the font to the default, the board won't understand what you are trying to do and the [Font=____] and [/Font] will still appear in your post. If you are posting first somewhere else you are going to have to use CTRL-F to find and delete them.
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Old August 23 2010, 05:16 PM   #90
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Yah, you don't need to specify a font at all. You CAN'T specify a font. Just put words down, the board takes care of the font.

btw, what's a "projectile energy" weapon?
A death ray, lasers, phasers etc

Well obviously I do need to know what it is, I'll try veranda
It would suck if before every post I had to tell the post-window what font the board is using. Which I don't

Just type your post. That's all you have to do. You cannot change the font, the size, or the color. Just. Type.

The only thing you can do is Bold, Italicize, and Underline.
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