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Postby 42missy42 » 02 Apr 2007, 16:20

Is it just my eyes or did the forum on the space trillogy dissapear!?
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Postby Sven » 02 Apr 2007, 19:15

It's gone.
Rat! he found breath to whisper, shaking. Are you afraid?
Afraid? murmured the Rat, his eyes shining with unutterable love.
Afraid! Of Him? O, never, never! And yet -- and yet -- O, Mole, I am afraid!
Then the two animals, crouching to the earth, bowed their heads and did worship.
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Postby 42missy42 » 02 Apr 2007, 20:35

What? It's gone? Really? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! :shocked:
How come?
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Postby Stanley Anderson » 02 Apr 2007, 22:24

42missy42 wrote:What? It's gone? Really? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! :shocked:
How come?


Because there is a question about whether the Space Trilogy is really of interest to Lewis fans. A theory has been put forward that all the purported interest in it is really just a big forgery. The supposed support for it was in the form poll taken about which forums would be useful to Wardrobians. Stanley "claims" to have rescued the results of the poll from a three-gig "bonfire" of server consolidation where Dr. Zeus was apparently moving to a smaller server and needed to delete a bunch of old files. Stanley begged to be able to save the files before they were all deleted and was told he could take whatever he could store on two 3.5 inch floppy discs.

Alas, only a few fragments of a some of the posts could be rescued, and because the sudden disappearance of the Space Trilogy forum was like a blast of cold water ito him, Stanley called the compilation of the rescued fragments "The Stark Shower". However, the authenticity of the files is currently in great doubt because the phrase "B.S. Clueless" appears in the text of several posts, and the overal tone in many of the posts seems to be much more severe than the gentle friendliness that Wardrobians have been used to in the good ol' days.

It has also been suggested that Stanley exaggerated his length of time as an "old-timer" on the forums and various testimonies indicate that instead of the "ten years" or more of participation on these forums, he was really only around for at most 3 or 4 weeks last February.

The Wardrobe estate refuses to look into or even acknowledge the allegations, so that those interested parties who might otherwise have expressed an interest in publishing a book about the history of the Wardrobe for members have only questionable sources to access about the now deceased Space Trilogy forum.

A full investigation into these matters is needed but many doubt that such activity will be forthcoming...

(I hope the jovial tone intended above is recognized:-),
--Stanley
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Postby carol » 03 Apr 2007, 10:41

Very good Stanley!!Image



[It certainly looks like the work of a well-established Wardrobian satirist to me, so let's hope the handwriting experts don't decide it was just an unregistered Guest who strayed off the Got Q forum]

[EDIT:hold on, this IS the Got Q forum..... hmm, suspicious?!]
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Postby Stanley Anderson » 03 Apr 2007, 13:10

carol wrote:let's hope the handwriting experts don't decide it was just an unregistered Guest who strayed off the Got Q forum]


Since there is no handwriting on this forum, they will have to resort fo an analysis of typos and spelling mistakes to see if they are consistent with known samples. And of course for a Q forum, the Qsum method might work quite well. I would probably discover that the first paragraph of the post was a forgery, but that the fourth and fifth paragraphs are probaqbly real.

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…on a night of rain Frodo smelled a sweet fragrance on the air and heard the sound of singing that came over the water. And then it seemed to him that as in his dream in the house of Bombadil, the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a fair green country under a swift sunrise.
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Postby Stanley Anderson » 03 Apr 2007, 18:21

Hmm...To quote Tolkien "There and back again"!

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