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FORKNI-L Digest - 13 Dec 2001 to 14 Dec 2001 (#2001-373)

Fri, 14 Dec 2001

There are 9 messages totalling 253 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. M&Ms for Postmaster. (3)
  2. Roman background question for fanfic
  3. YKYBWFKTMW..... (2)
  4. Conversational Latin (2)
  5. Selene: Prostitute, Madam, or Courtesan?

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Date:    Thu, 13 Dec 2001 19:46:22 -0500
From:    Phoenix <phoenix@s.......>
Subject: M&Ms for Postmaster.

A lovely listmember wrote yesterday...

Isn't there somebody at PSU who gets M&M's in honor of this occasion?

That would be our lovely postmaster, Mr. Bill Verity.

His office is 0000 xxxxxxx xxxxxxx, xxxxxxx xxxxxxx, xx 0000000.  He's
also rather fond of Smarties, so if you have any of those, send 'em along.
You should prolly mention the list somewhere in the package, so he knows
who it's from. :)

--

Jean Prior
aka Jayekitty
or Phoenix

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Date:    Thu, 13 Dec 2001 19:04:08 -0700
From:    Molly Schneider <thestormborn@m.......>
Subject: Re: Roman background question for fanfic

Eve asked:
>>A friend of mine was wondering--what would the ancient Roman penalty for
>>patricide have been?<<

I know this! <g>  In fact, I once wrote a fanfic about it (Sins of the
Fathers, archived on www.fkfanfic.com).  The culprit was flogged severely,
then bound into a large sack with a dog, monkey, rooster and snake, then
thrown into the river.  If by any chance the sack came to rest on the bank
before it reached the sea, whoever discovered it had to push it back into
the river.

BTW--I tried to get to my site and it couldn't be found; neither could the
Tripod main site.  I hope Tripod didn't go under--does anybody know?


Molly/StormBorn
Cousin, Ravenette, DT, FKPagan, Seducer, KEB
Abnormally fond of dead guys
thestormborn@m....... or stormborne@e.......
http://stormborn.tripod.com/

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Date:    Thu, 13 Dec 2001 23:22:48 EST
From:    DanaKnight@a.......
Subject: YKYBWFKTMW.....

you're reading a computer book and one of the contributors is Greg Kramer.
When you're in the bookstore and they have a book in the Complete Idiot's
Guide to series about vampires.  If I had had time I would've looked at it
more than just flipping VERY quickly through a page or two. What would the
Community think of that book?  Think the Enforcers will be paying someone a
visit? Hmmm? ;)

Judy

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Date:    Thu, 13 Dec 2001 22:50:58 -0800
From:    chris thatcher <mb_the_spy@y.......>
Subject: Re: Conversational Latin

ha!  i have the book that's from: "lingua latina
occasionibus omnibus: latin for all occasions".  it's
very funny!  except for latin being LC's native
language, it has little to do with this list's topic.
oh well.  (BTW, there's aslo a copy of "quomodo
invidiosulus nomine grinchus christi natalem
abrogadaverit" (something like that)lying around
somewhere.)

chris ;?


--- Christy Stillman <cstillma@u.......> wrote:
> I received an e-mail this morning with various
> phrases which had been
> translated into Latin.  I saw this one and couldn't
> help but giggle
> thinking about how appropriate it would be during
> wartime:
>
> ~ Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare.
> ~ I think some people in togas are plotting against
> me.
>
> Christy
> aka The Nunketeer
> cstillma@u.......


=====
We are the music-makers.  We are the dreamers of dreams.

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Date:    Fri, 14 Dec 2001 09:05:14 -0400
From:    T Floyd <tfloyd@n.......>
Subject: Re: M&Ms for Postmaster.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phoenix" <phoenix@s.......>
> His office is 0000 xxxxxxx xxxxxxx, xxxxxxx xxxxxxx, xx 0000000.  He's
> also rather fond of Smarties, so if you have any of those, send 'em along.

Would those be Canadian/British Smarties (with the crunchy candy coating) or
American Smarties (sugar pills)?

LapLor

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Date:    Fri, 14 Dec 2001 07:05:35 -0700
From:    Laudon1965 <Laudon1965@c.......>
Subject: Re: M&Ms for Postmaster.

Would that be the American Smarties, the little sugar
candies that look like pills, or the British ones that
I've heard beat M&M's all to hell?

Laurie of the Isles

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phoenix" <phoenix@s.......>


> That would be our lovely postmaster, Mr. Bill Verity.
>He's also rather fond of Smarties, so if you have any of those, send 'em
>along.

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Date:    Fri, 14 Dec 2001 09:05:16 -0500
From:    Brenda Bell <webwarren@e.......>
Subject: Selene: Prostitute, Madam, or Courtesan?

I've seen a couple of things on some other lists and in books talking about
the difference between courtesans (independent women who live by their
wits, who support and are supported by high-class, wealthy lovers and
admirers) and prostitutes/"working women"/etc. In the more modern
centuries, many now-famous courtesans rose up from the working classes and
socially-unacceptable classes (artists, actors, prostitutes, bastardy) into
positions where they had money, material, independence, and influence over
many of the movers and shakers of their day. (Some of the more modern
courtesans even managed to snag aristocratic husbands.)

Given that Selene is independent, appears to be of some financial means,
seems to be "holding court" as it were, seems to be able to choose her
lover(s), and is moving among the higher ranks of the Pompeiian
military/aristocracy, would she fall more properly into the general
category of "courtesan" than "prostitute"?

Brenda F. Bell   webwarren@e.......   /nick TMana     IM: n2kye
Arctophile, computer addict, TREKker, stealth photographer...
         UA, PoCBS, FKPagan; Neon-Green GlowWorm
HugMistress of the Ger Bear Project http://members.Tripod.com/~TMana/
Gerthering 3 Photos:  http://members.Tripod.com/~TMana/gertherng/
Visit the Fiendish Glow at http://home.earthlink.net/~webwarren/glow/

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Date:    Fri, 14 Dec 2001 21:06:34 +0100
From:    Lorin <vachesang@1.......>
Subject: Re: Conversational Latin

--- Christy Stillman <cstillma@u.......> wrote:
> ~ Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare.
> ~ I think some people in togas are plotting against me.

Who had that wonderful sig line in Latin - something about catapults?

Lor
<sigless>

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Date:    Fri, 14 Dec 2001 13:21:50 -0800
From:    Emily <emilymhanson@y.......>
Subject: Re: YKYBWFKTMW.....

Have you ever seen the web site for the "Vampire the Masquerade"
computer game?  It is a role-playing game where you actually get to
play vampire characters.  I think that's a good example of how the
Forever Knight Enforcers would handle such a book.

Here's a quote from the site:
"We must hide in plain sight -- we must Masquerade -- by promoting
vampirism in the popular imagination as a pure fiction and not a
possible truth."

http://www.activision.com/games/vampire/letter10.asp is the page I
got the quote from.

Without getting too far off topic, I think the Enforcers' leader
would be wise enough to allow such books -- provided, of course, that
they mostly are about Hollywood vampires, and not the Forever Knight
sort.  Otherwise, the authors -- like the one who was supposed to be
a fictional Anne Rice, might have to be whammied.

Emily

--- DanaKnight@a....... wrote:

> Community think of that book?  Think the Enforcers will be paying
> someone a visit? Hmmm? ;)

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