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by alderaanian
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Meanwhile, in Australia.....
Replies: 52
Views: 762

Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

That is my absolute, very worst nightmare. When we return home to Brissie from the USA I will be checking carefully, I can assure you. Not Australia, but pythons in toilet bowls / swimming pools appear in the news from time to time here as well! This one was an old but memorable incident (there are...
by alderaanian
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Biggles and the Approaching Storm
Replies: 152
Views: 3216

Re: Biggles and the Approaching Storm

:love: Wow I just caught up with this thread. I absolutely love this. Henry Harcourt is one of my favourites as well. The poem is amazing! So many feels. Giving Pushkin a run for his money :D
by alderaanian
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Biggles
Topic: How on earth does Biggles keep fit?
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: How on earth does Biggles keep fit?

Following on a bit from the thread about Biggles' physical strength, how on earth does Biggles stay fit? As far as I can tell, he (and Algy and the others, more or less): 1. Smokes like a chimney 2. Drinks like a fish 3. Has never been seen to do much in the way of exercise 4. Eats a lot of carbs a...
by alderaanian
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions about Biggles and Co
Topic: Who Reads the Papers?
Replies: 26
Views: 602

Re: Who Reads the Papers?

In Rescue Flight Biggles says he was sent a newspaper about a raid he was in, which was how he found out about Thirty and Rip running away, making me wonder if he has a little "me book" somewhere under his bed that he gets out every once in a while to feel smug over.... Surely if he wanted to feel ...
by alderaanian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussions about Biggles and Co
Topic: Who Reads the Papers?
Replies: 26
Views: 602

Re: Who Reads the Papers?

I always imagined that Biggles collected newspaper cuttings not just about his exploits / aviation news, but also about exploration ventures in places he'd previously been to, crimes, etc (especially in the SAP days) so that he refer to them if something jogged his memory about a case down the road....
by alderaanian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Availability of Biggles stories
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Availability of Biggles stories

Psst... I have some scanned books saved from the old Yahoogroups 15 years ago (I'm not sure which kind soul scanned them in), in .epub and .mobi format. If anyone's interested in them, PM me and I'll find a way to transfer them over to you. (Not an exhaustive list of titles though)
by alderaanian
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Writing in own style
Topic: Poetry?
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Poetry?

Strangely I've written a lot of Star Wars X-Wing related ones and even work-related ones over the years but not a single Biggles poem thus far! :)
by alderaanian
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Forum issues
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 113
Views: 2838

Re: New Forum

Thanks VZ for getting the forum up and running and moderators for your hard work and dedication transferring messages over! I have also enjoyed reading intros by members who joined this forum long before I did and whose original intros I'd never seen. The old forum went down just as I was in the thi...

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