Never one to shy away from a challenge, this blog will bring you a subscript… or die trying!  Marineville will be saved!

Talking of Marineville (and if anyone wonders why, they should check out the comments to Green Fireworks), am I the only one who thinks that the “red alert” type sound for that folding city was so much better than any equivalent sound used before or since? The manic drumming was so much more effective (and less irritating) than the range of klaxons and sirens used in other series to denote imminent disaster.

So, let’s attempt a little water – H2O – and we’ve done it!  And wouldn’t that have been a much more logical name for Titan’s agent in the world of men?

You may wonder why I continued the Stingray theme  – though regular readers may well anticipate the weak joke which is to come.  The method to subscript the “2”, or anything else is to enter the text in the HTML tab (rather than the normal Visual tab) and preface the item with <sub> and suffix </sub> when you want to return to normal text.  Stingray is, of course, probably the most famous “sub” to anyone of my nationality and age – though, not for my money, the highpoint of supermarionation and involving some decidedly dodgy gender politics.

In researching this post I have discovered that Atlanta was played by Miss Moneypenny herself – which means poor Lois Maxwell failed to get her guy in both puppet and live-action form.  I fear her obvious intelligence, and ability to speak, may have been against her…

3 thoughts on “Subscription

  1. matathew says:

    “What do we want?”
    “Equal HTML tagging rights for people posting comments in WordPress!”
    “When do we want it?”
    Titan and his scaly aquaphibian agents have obviously infiltrated the design team of WordPress. Unlike the main writer, those who post comments are apparently allowed only a restricted set of HTML tags, and sadly the “sub” tag (as I demonstrated) is stripped out by the WordPress software as being an unsuitable tool to be allowed into our hands. But maybe I’m just not trying hard enough …

  2. Stuart Ffoulkes says:

    What can I say? Rank hath its privileges! We struggling authors need at least some edge to keep us one step ahead of the comments.

    Perhaps you could take this to the European Court, surely the inability to properly subscript is a breach of your human rights? This would be particularly acute if there were more detailed chemistry or series or array-based mathematics in this blog as the lack of subscripts would render the reader effectively neutered in his (or her or its – this is an equal opportunity blog, we discriminate against all) responses.

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