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FORKNI-L Digest - 6 Mar 2001 to 7 Mar 2001 (#2001-76)

Wed, 7 Mar 2001

There are 26 messages totalling 729 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. War: Filk- "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mind "
  2. heights (5)
  3. V4S - part 11 cut off? (4)
  4. V4S new story part 1
  5. ADMIN: How To Send Text-Only Messages From AOL 6.0
  6. Max size of fkfic-l posts what are you doing in wordpad??? (2)
  7. Heights and LaCroix as President (3)
  8. Question
  9. Heights (6)
 10. War:  Still in process
 11. For our Canadian members...

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 22:23:51 -0000
From:    "Mildred G. Cady" <mgcady@h.......>
Subject: War: Filk- "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mind "

Think of this as a rallying cry.  <eg>  I know getting ready for a War can
take time.  I also know how things can slip away....

Besides, I'm running out of virtual Godiva Cranberry Truffles and Chamborg
<veg>

BTW, unlike the infamous vocal cords of my Grand High Poobah, Laurie the
MercBard, I *can* sing.

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You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mind (For A Cold Winter Week)

Filk By Mildred Cady, Merc Mommy General and Merc Computer Genius
(In preparation for War 11)

Original song- ďYou Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)Ē
by Meatloaf


You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mind (For A Cold Winterís Week)

BOY:  For a cold winter week would you offer your computer to the vampires
in Toronto?
GIRL: Will they offer me their history?
BOY: Yes
GIRL: Will they offer me their present?
BOY: Yes
GIRL: Will they offer me their future?
BOY: Yes
GIRL: Will they ask of me my loyalty?
BOY: Yes
GIRL: Again, will they ask of me my loyalty?
BOY: Yes!
GIRL: And will the War never be without me?
BOY: Yes!
GIRL: And do they need me?
BOY: Yes

GIRL: Yes
BOY: For a cold winter week would you offer your computer to the vampires in
Toronto?
GIRL: Yes
BOY: I bet you to say that to all the factions.


It was a cold winter night and the snow was falling
There was a wind whirling over the drifts
When I read over the list I could feel my head a-spinning
I saw the excited posts
Streaming from all the hopeful hands

We were grabbing our tapes and vcrs running
I was dying to ask for the pilot again
We were reading War archives in a hazy stupor
By the light of our monitors
We feel there's not another moment
Not another moment
Not another moment to wait

When we get so excited that our heads will explode
And my mind is thinking of a million pranks
Iím trying to get ready but no matter what I do
I just canít seem to make any sense

And then you took the words right out of my mind
Oh it must have been when the War topic stated
You took the words right out of my mind
And I swear it's true
I now need to declare a faction

And then you took the words right out of my mind
Oh it must have been when the War topic stated
You took the words right out of my mind
And I swear it's true
I now need to declare a faction

Now my mind is thinking of the various characters
And I guess that Iím beginning to see
Oooh, thereís just so many and I can join who I want to
The War isnít that soon
And ainít no one gonna know which
No one gonna know which
No one's gonna know which one Iíve picked

We were grabbing our tapes and vcrs running
I was dying to ask for the pilot again
We were reading War archives in a hazy stupor
By the light of our monitors
We feel there's not another moment
Not another moment
Not another moment to wait

And then you took the words right out of my mind
Oh it must have been when the War topic stated
You took the words right out of my mind
And I swear it's true
I now need to declare a faction

And then you took the words right out of my mind
Oh it must have been when the War topic stated


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
BTW, I am playing with my Mercs....  :)


~Mildred G. Cady~
Merc Mommy General and Computer Genius

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 15:28:10 -0700
From:    Kyer <kyer@p.......>
Subject: Re: heights

From: Christella M. Stillman > The boots (which I hear were terribly
uncomfortable) made NB appear to be 6'3". [From his actual height of 6' to
Geraint's 5'11]

Did anybody else get this mental image of Lacroix as Frankenstein's Monster
in those boots (complete with neck bolts!) looking for little (red headed?)
girl (coroner?) to throw into a lake (Ontario)?

:)=
Kyer, kyer@p.......
"Your deranged."  "Yes..I know."

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 15:31:16 -0700
From:    Kyer <kyer@p.......>
Subject: Re: V4S - part 11 cut off?

> Was part 11 cut off accidentally due to line spacing?  This was how it
> ended for me.  Seemed like the sentence should continue

Yes..I got that same problem.  I'm just hoping that it will be corrected
when its uploaded to its permanent home.

:)=
Kyer, kyer@p.......

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 14:40:27 -0800
From:    "K. C. Smith" <tigrlady2u@j.......>
Subject: Re: heights

 Anyone know how tall Catherine Disher is?  I've heard she is only 5'3"
or 5'4"... my ten year old is 5'4" and I can't picture CD as being that
short.

KC Smith
tigrlady2u@j.......
Nick/Natpacker with Dark Knightie tendencies.
"I've never met a chocolate I didn't like."

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 16:55:06 -0600
From:    Nancy Kaminski <nancykam@m.......>
Subject: Re: heights

> K. C. Smith wrote:

>  Anyone know how tall Catherine Disher is?  I've heard she is only 5'3"
> or 5'4"... my ten year old is 5'4" and I can't picture CD as being that
> short.

Humpf! Speaking as a 5'4" fully grown person, it's not short! It's---it's
average. Adequate. Compact. Tall enough to reach the top cupboard. Just the
right size for an airplane seat. <g>

64-inchers of the world, unite! In Victorian times we would have been TALL.

Nancy Kaminski
nancykam@m.......

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Date:    Wed, 28 Feb 2001 23:35:33 -0800
From:    Rustom & Diana Dubash <dirus@p.......>
Subject: V4S new story part 1

I'm a new listee on the FN fanfic site, signed on for V4S. But I didn't
get part 1 either. Did anyone? And could someone send it to me.
Thanks,

Diana S.

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 18:50:59 -0800
From:    Sunny LaCountess <countessa2000@y.......>
Subject: Re: heights

--- Nancy Kaminski <nancykam@m.......> wrote:
> Humpf! Speaking as a 5'4" fully grown person, it's not short! It's---it's
> average. Adequate. Compact. Tall enough to reach the top cupboard. Just the
> right size for an airplane seat. <g>
>
Speaking as a 5'1" fully grown,
no-hope-for-any-more-inches person, I must say I agree
with you.

Sunny--Who still owes you praises and thanks for "Crossroad"

=====
Countess -- Devoted Knightie, Immortal Beloved, Dark Trinity, with UF and
Enforcement tendencies

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 22:00:02 +0600
From:    Don Fasig <phase3@g.......>
Subject: ADMIN: How To Send Text-Only Messages From AOL 6.0

With thanks to Vickiann Adams for her efforts.  Here is the tested and
approved answer to our conundrum.  This solution is similar to what I
had from AOL, but with two critical steps that AOL Tech Support left off.


How to send plain text from AOL V6.0:
=====================================

1. Make sure your font is set to Arial 10, the AOL default.

2. Create a message using only default Arial 10 type. Any quoted text
pasted in from another message must also be in Arial 10 type (no bold,
other sizes or colors). Note: if you paste a message that was received
in HTML format, it will probably cause you to send in HTML.

3. Hit Control-A to highlight the entire message.  **You MUST select
the entire message this way.  Dragging the cursor to highlight tends to
miss some of the critical formatting tags.**

4. Right click anywhere in the message itself: A 'popup menu' will
appear. Move the cursor to "text" and another menu will appear. Move
the cursor to "normal" and click on it.

5. Send the message.

Don Fasig, FK List Gardener
Argent@e.......    ---,-<@
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7139/war9ldrs.htm - FK War 9
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7139/fk-lists.htm - Subscription Help

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 22:21:05 EST
From:    WRDRR@a.......
Subject: Re: Max size of fkfic-l posts what are you doing in wordpad???

In a message dated 3/4/01 11:54:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, kyer@p.......
writes:

<< Okay...when you say 20kb, is that 20kb as the Wordpad doc runs or as the
 sent mail doc does? >>
Do it in Word  Save As  from  ***.doc to ***.txt  to turn it into a text
file.  I had to put the line breaks in manually that way, though.  Instead, I
suppose when you are done you can cut and paste the whole shebang to Wordpad
if that puts the line breaks in for you.  I think Word has more goodies on
the Toolbar at your disposal for editing.
I'm learning a lot from this posting discussion.  It is sure to save McLisa a
few headaches when other people post.
Big PIA.

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 22:33:24 EST
From:    WRDRR@a.......
Subject: Re: Heights and LaCroix as President

In a message dated 3/5/01 12:36:19 AM Eastern Standard Time,
smolly4@q....... writes:

<< great height, stood 5' 0" tall. <snip> a 5'11" Nick and a 6' 1" Lacroix
<snip> would have  been considered giants... and it would have been rather
difficult for them to disguise themselves as normal members of society.<<

There were some tall people off and on.  On one hand, the Marquise de Sade
was about 5'4" or 5'5" which made him quite the stud in his day and also made
him elegible to join an elite calvalry corps which had a height minimum of at
least 5'4" (I think) .  G. Washington was closer to 6' which impressed the
heck out of people and that probably had a great deal more to do with him
becoming our first president than is generally given credit.  People were
*really* impressed by height.
     Put a wig on LaCroix.  Maybe it was really LaCroix who was our first
president (weg).
     Or, for the benefit of our Dark Cousins, maybe it was really LaCroix who
did G.W. in given LaCroix's natural tendency toward imperialism.  He was
undoubtedly a Royalist sympathizer.  I just read that G. Washington was ill
and was bled by his so called physicians.  They took well over a quart and
couldn't understand why the poor guy never recovered.  Was LaCroix playing
doctor again?  Hmmmmm.


Casting T. F. Stone
Caddywhacked with Lucious in the back.
read my FK book at ftp://ftp.win.net/winnet/fkvoyage/fkfanfic/deangelo_wanda/

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 22:44:15 EST
From:    WRDRR@a.......
Subject: Re: V4S - part 11 cut off?

In a message dated 3/6/01 11:27:04 AM Eastern Standard Time,
emilymhanson@y....... writes:

<< Was part 11 cut off accidentally due to line spacing?  This was how it
ended for me.  Seemed like  the sentence should continue.  I'm dying to know
what happens next! >>

When I separated the story into sections, I paid little attention to natural
breaks in the story.  All the breaks occur mid chapter, a few at
mid-sentence.   The sentence will continue when you open the next part.

Casting T. F. Stone
Caddywhacked
read my FK book at ftp://ftp.win.net/winnet/fkvoyage/fkfanfic/deangelo_wanda/

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 22:51:22 EST
From:    Laudon1965@a.......
Subject: Re: Heights and LaCroix as President

In a message dated 3/6/01 8:34:33 PM US Mountain Standard Time, WRDRR@a.......
writes:

<< I just read that G. Washington was ill
 and was bled by his so called physicians.  They took well over a quart and
 couldn't understand why the poor guy never recovered.  Was LaCroix playing
 doctor again?  Hmmmmm. >>

Doing the doctor thing was Nick's gig, not LC's. <g>  And over a quart of
blood? Isn't that well over half of an average human's blood volume?  Yikes!
I can see though, Lacroix being the secret motivating force behind a certain
arrogant general named Gates. <g>

Laurie of the Isles

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 22:21:52 -0600
From:    "Nancy E. Kaminski" <nancykam@m.......>
Subject: Re: Max size of fkfic-l posts what are you doing in wordpad???

> WRDRR@a....... wrote:

> Do it in Word  Save As  from  ***.doc to ***.txt  to turn it
> into a text file.  I had to put the line breaks in manually that way,
> though.  Instead, I suppose when you are done you can cut and paste the whole
> shebang to Wordpad if that puts the line breaks in for you.

You can save the Word file as text with line breaks---that option is on the Save
As menu. What you have to do is set the document width to about 5 inches so that
the lines are no more than 70 characters wide.

> I think Word has more goodies on the Toolbar at your disposal for editing.

I've recommended this to lots of people, so I'll recommend it here. I use a text
editor that's shareware, called TextPad (www.textpad.com). It has most of the
basic word processing functions, but will never, ever insert those pesky
proprietary formatting codes that Word does and that occasionally sneak through,
even when you save as text.

It also displays a line counter so it's easy to determine if your story part is
within the 300 line maximum. You can set the line width easily. It's ideal for
writing stories for list publishing. I love it!

Nancy Kaminski
nancykam@m.......

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 23:36:59 EST
From:    KnghtWtch@a.......
Subject: heights

<<
  Humpf! Speaking as a 5'4" fully grown person, it's not short! It's---it's
  average. Adequate. Compact. Tall enough to reach the top cupboard. Just the
  right size for an airplane seat. <g>

  64-inchers of the world, unite! In Victorian times we would have been TALL.

  Nancy Kaminski
  nancykam@m.......
>>

Nancy's right.  I'm only 5 feet tall and it is a problem most of the time.  I
can't reach my kitchen cabinets and some chairs, the seats are too deep so my
feet done touch the floor.  LaCroix and Nick could both eat soup off the top
of my head.  But let me remind you all....It's not the size that counts, only
the quality.
KnightWitch;-}}}}}}}}}}}}}}=

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Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 23:31:14 -0400
From:    Robert Gillis <ap840@c.......>
Subject: Question

Hi, folks. I was wondering if someone might answer a question for me.
During what years was Nick supposedly a cop in Chicago? Thanks!

Heather-Anne :)

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Date:    Wed, 7 Mar 2001 05:33:49 -0800
From:    Lisa McDavid <cecily1349@y.......>
Subject: Heights

I don't know how tall CD is, but I'm 5'4" myself.
Maybe I finally have something in common with a cast
member? :)

McL

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Date:    Wed, 7 Mar 2001 05:36:51 -0800
From:    Lisa McDavid <cecily1349@y.......>
Subject: War:  Still in process

I have heard from the person who had been promised the
next war master/mistress time.  However, it isn't
likely to be until a couple of months from now.

Just a report from the front!

McL

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Date:    Wed, 7 Mar 2001 09:22:36 -0500
From:    Beth_Washington@a.......
Subject: Re: V4S - part 11 cut off?

That's my fault... sorry...

I formatted the breaks for every 4 sections, not 3.... and since I can't post 4,
well, there are some awkward breaks....  Part 12 picks up where 11 left off.

Sorry for the confusion!

-Beth (who is still digging out from under TONS of snow)

<<
Date:    Tue, 6 Mar 2001 08:26:39 -0800
From:    Emily <emilymhanson@y.......>
Subject: V4S - part 11 cut off?

Was part 11 cut off accidentally due to line spacing?  This was how it ended for
me.  Seemed like
the sentence should continue.  I'm dying to know what happens next!

     "Are you a vampire?  You can't be a vampire, I just can't
see it, you're all wrong for the part," said Lang, her voice

(to be continued ...)


=====
Emily M. Hanson
Visit my homepage at http://www.starbase-eprime.com
Fanfic - http://www.geocities.com/hansone.geo/myfanfic.html
Message Board - http://wwwboard.net/bbs1/emilyh/wwwboard.sht
>>

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Date:    Wed, 7 Mar 2001 06:58:37 -0800
From:    "K. C. Smith" <tigrlady2u@j.......>
Subject: Re: Heights

 I really didn't mean it as an insult!
 I am actually quite taller than anyone else in my family (the women all
average 5'0'' to 5'5").  I am 5'8" and I've always hated being so much
taller... though there are times it does have its perks.
 My husband is 6'4" and since my 10 year old is already 5'4", I figure
she is going to be *really* tall.
 I'm terribly sorry, I didn't mean to offend anyone.
 Does anyone out there have any idea how tall CD is?

KC Smith
tigrlady2u@j.......
Nick/Natpacker with Dark Knightie tendencies.
"I've never met a chocolate I didn't like."

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Date:    Wed, 7 Mar 2001 07:15:55 -0800
From:    Emily Hanson <emilymhanson@y.......>
Subject: Re: V4S - part 11 cut off?

No problem!  Glad to know I didn't miss anything!

--- Beth_Washington@a....... wrote:
> That's my fault... sorry...
> I formatted the breaks for every 4 sections, not 3.... and since I can't post
> 4, well, there are some awkward breaks....  Part 12 picks up where 11 left
> off.



=====
Emily M. Hanson
Visit my homepage at http://www.starbase-eprime.com
Fanfic - http://www.geocities.com/hansone.geo/myfanfic.html
Message Board - http://wwwboard.net/bbs1/emilyh/wwwboard.sht

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Date:    Wed, 7 Mar 2001 07:35:26 -0800
From:    Sunny LaCountess <countessa2000@y.......>
Subject: Re: Heights and LaCroix as President

> Put a wig on LaCroix.  Maybe it was really
> LaCroix who was our first
> president (weg).
>

I remember there was a multi part series shown here in
Canada a couple of months ago about the history of the
land in which LaCroix--sorry Nigel played one of the
historical figures and was wearing a wig. It took me a
while to recognize him and when I did, I didn't
mention it since I thought I was the only FK fan in
the house. You can imagine my surprise when all of a
sudden my dad asked (casually)"Isn't he going to boss
Nicola around tonight?". I couldn't hold back my burst
of laughter. Things you never see coming.


=====
Countess -- Devoted Knightie, Immortal Beloved, Dark Trinity, with UF and
Enforcement tendencies

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Date:    Wed, 7 Mar 2001 09:29:04 -0800
From:    Sunny LaCountess <countessa2000@y.......>
Subject: Re: Heights

--- "K. C. Smith" <tigrlady2u@j.......> wrote:
>  I really didn't mean it as an insult!

None taken! At least not on my part. I just wanted to
announce my joining the 'Petite' legions. :)

=====
Countess -- Devoted Knightie, Immortal Beloved, Dark Trinity, with UF and
Enforcement tendencies

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Date:    Wed, 7 Mar 2001 12:25:28 -0500
From:    Lindy Cooksey <lindy@w.......>
Subject: For our Canadian members...

I just noticed a couple of Nigel's guest appearances are coming up in the next
few days...

Counterstrike - In the Blood March 8 at 10am on Showcase.

E. N. G. - Duffy, Bok and Flann March 12 at 6pm on Showcase.

Lindy :)

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Date:    Wed, 7 Mar 2001 13:22:24 -0500
From:    Melinda Hughes <Melinda_Hughes@v.......>
Subject: Re: Heights

Hi All-
Hmmm the "Petite Legions"? Possibly a new faction for the War???? *WEG!*

Our motto:  "Shorter is Better!" *G*

-Mindi
(Who has been told "Don't worry you'll grow" since I was 10..... And at 5'2" It
obviously never happened! *G*)

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Date:    Wed, 7 Mar 2001 14:21:08 EST
From:    Judith Lieberman <JudithL21@a.......>
Subject: Re: Heights

KC;  No offense taken from one of the 5"3.  JudyL

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Date:    Wed, 7 Mar 2001 11:26:25 -0800
From:    Emily Hanson <emilymhanson@y.......>
Subject: Re: Heights

Hee hee ... I'm 5'2", can I join?

Emily

--- Melinda Hughes <Melinda_Hughes@v.......> wrote:
> Hi All-
> Hmmm the "Petite Legions"? Possibly a new faction for the War???? *WEG!*
> Our motto:  "Shorter is Better!" *G*


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