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FORKNI-L Digest - 1 Mar 2003 to 2 Mar 2003 (#2003-59)

Sun, 2 Mar 2003

There are 11 messages totalling 396 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. back
  2. War talk (3)
  3. list question (2)
  4. How to FK War (2)
  5. War, Willing and Ready...
  6. Yesterday's Birthday:  March 1
  7. Admin: Forkni-l -- Read Rule 4


Date:    Sat, 1 Mar 2003 14:45:18 -0800
From:    Melinda Morgan <sgt_buck_frobisher@y.......>
Subject: back

Just letting everyone know I'm back from no-computer
land finally. I've been keeping up with Scifi though I
can't watch every day. I did see Nigel in Do or Die
and on Lexx....they started over but I don't know when
Prince will surface again. I'll have to check the
tvnow.com schedule. No fic to offer at the moment, but
I can start typing it again.

(sitting here basking in the glow of her computer screen)


Date:    Sat, 1 Mar 2003 18:22:12 -0700
From:    Becky <beckp@i.......>
Subject: Re: War talk


Does the war go on at all hours?  I would like to play, but due to my work,
I tend to be nocturnal.

"Yes Virginia, there are Vampires."


Date:    Sat, 1 Mar 2003 21:19:17 EST
From:    KaAG@a.......
Subject: Re: War talk

> would like to play, but due to my work,
> I tend to be nocturnal.
Then you're in luck. It seems like the majority of the interesting things
during a war are done at hours that appeal to the night owls... hmm.. think
that's coincidence that Fk fans like to stay up late?



Date:    Sat, 1 Mar 2003 22:40:38 -0500
From:    allison <smilewithviolets@n.......>
Subject: list question

Is there a Cousins list specifically?

Unnamed Cousin
"So pale, so cold, so beautiful
if not clinically insane."


Date:    Sat, 1 Mar 2003 23:08:50 -0500
From:    Arletta Asbury <g4akl@c.......>
Subject: Re: list question

I don't believe that there's an *active* cousins list during non-war times.
(Correct me if I'm wrong.) During a war they have a list specifically for
fkwar activites.


At 10:40 PM 3/1/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>Is there a Cousins list specifically?
>Unnamed Cousin
>"So pale, so cold, so beautiful
>if not clinically insane."


Date:    Sun, 2 Mar 2003 15:26:27 +1000
From:    Taliesyn <Taliesyn@c.......>
Subject: Re: War talk

> Does the war go on at all hours?  I would like to play, but due to my work,
> I tend to be nocturnal.

    It runs 24x7 and as I live in Melbourne Australia it sometimes
    makes it interesting, I usually take time off work for the war if
    given sufficient warning, then I have a pot of coffee and snacks
    and a packet of aspirin ready you'll understand when you've been in
    a war it's stressful and fun at the same time and after the war you
    swear never again but you will and be looking forward to the next
    one, I have done two fkwars and always swear it will be my last one
    till the next one starts.

-- Alexander J. Braun -- ICQ 12610993 - MSM Taliesyn55@h....... --
"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I
thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the
terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them?
So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the
universe". Marcus, B5


Date:    Sat, 1 Mar 2003 23:38:20 -0500
From:    Brenda Bell <webwarren@e.......>
Subject: Re: How to FK War

At 03:03 PM 2/28/2003 -0800, Amanda Berendt wrote:

>...I consider myself a "Die-Hard with Knightie tendencies" (ie I love
>but I am partial to Nick) Although, because I RL I haven't done any wars
>for several
>years, I forget, is there a Die Hard faction in the wars.

Indeed there is, although they're usually pretty quiet. Last War, it was
decided that factions needed a minimum number of members (was it 4 or 5?)
and had to have participated in previous Wars in order to exist... so this
Celtic Glow Worm ended up officially playing with the Die-Hards (and
unofficially stuck at the Fiendish Glow for all days and hours while the
Vampbear... went on adventure).

BTW, the Vampbear -- formally known as Nicolas de Bearbant -- is a vampire
teddy bear of sorts who was designed to look like Ger. He's as "real" as
any stuffed animal is, in a Raggedy Ann-Raggedy Andy sort of way... I love
writing the Vampbear's POV because he always misinterprets things and
because he writes/recites in a stream-of-consciousness manner and does
things that I wouldn't dare...

One of the things I've loved about participating in Wars is that depending
on what sort of pickle you (or a character you're writing) gets thrown in,
you end up having to do a lot of fast research to get a detail right (or
find out how to fudge an already-written incorrect detail). Last War, I
ended up finding out a *lot* about the Salvation Army because Arletta and
Shiela put the Vampbear in a Salvation Army Teddy Bear Lost-and-Found Drop
Box. (This sort of thing does not exist in real life, BTW.) The previous
War, rats were running rampant over Toronto, and I had to research what
sort of rats they might be and how fast they might be multiplying so the
Celtic Glow Worms and Tequila Fiends could protect the Fiendish Glow from

Another bit of advice: if you're going to participate in a War, set up
messaging/chat clients: IRC, AIM, and/or something similar. Most
collaborating happens near-real-time on Messaging Clients.

That all said and done, while I've had fun participating in previous Wars,
I'm not sure I'll be able to find enough time this time around...

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 https://members.tripod.com/~TMana/
Gerthering 3 Photos:  https://members.tripod.com/~TMana/gertherng/
Visit the Fiendish Glow at http://home.earthlink.net/~webwarren/glow/


Date:    Sat, 1 Mar 2003 20:50:37 -0800
From:    Wolfy <wolfyknight@y.......>
Subject: War, Willing and Ready...

well, almost. I am willing, but not ready.
as for peoples questions about fractions,
I tend to use this website as my guide:
it is missing some of the newest ones, but most of the main ones are listed. Not
all of them war.
One of the best things for a newbie to do is read through a war...
The last war (war 11) is readable at:
I have been thought two wars. War 11 I was the "falling" co-leader of the Dark
Perks. War 10 I lent myself out to the Dark Perks.. I *still* have not found out
where I ended up... (RL kept me from partaking more activly, I was staying at
the hospital with my older sister... I read e-mails every great once in a while
when we stuck into the medical libary there...)
My family things I am crazy when I start telling them war stories. Nevertheless
the fact that I am one of the ones that hug my family goodbye, and hole myself
into my bedroom (And War is also why I got a cordless keyboard and mouse..)
So yes, be aware that War takes *a lot* of time, but then again, the wars
themselves only last two weeks... (of course, most Start to buy coffee
Sorry, I am rambling now...

~Wolfy Knight, GWDFC member, Ger5 attendee, LRFC Memeber,
Forever Knight fan, Dark Perk, ex-aol'er, Rainbow Knight, GenCon 2002 attendee.
YNKB Photos: http://www.geocities.com/wolfyknight/fk.html


Date:    Sun, 2 Mar 2003 00:11:59 EST
From:    Libratsie@a.......
Subject: Re: How to FK War

In a message dated 3/1/03 10:52:08 PM Central Standard Time,
webwarren@e....... writes:

<< That all said and done, while I've had fun participating in previous Wars,
 I'm not sure I'll be able to find enough time this time around... >>

It IS a time consuming event, take my word for it. However, in this last war
I was doing all the writing and REALLY strapped for time. If I recall
correctly, not only was I working, but I was in a night time play or had
rehearsals. Most of what I did was write very short, very quick posts and
sort of supervised some others. I, and the other Ratpackers, were also
written into other factions' stories since we are part of the Mercenaries,
plus pretty popular since was are just so darn adorable.


ouch - (#*%&(#&% rolled up newspaper!

We are somewhat popular because if you really want to screw things up, invite
in the Ratpack. In those cases, the other faction writer usually wrote us or
I just wrote a very basic dialogue outline.

I stayed up late writing some posts, and also got up very early a few times
just to write.

If I'm not mistaken, there may be some war posts at www.screedwashere.com



Date:    Sun, 2 Mar 2003 08:26:35 -0600
From:    eowyn3@j.......
Subject: Yesterday's Birthday:  March 1

Hi Y'all!

Sorry I'm late getting this out.  I was too busy to even turn on the
computer yesterday.

Yesterday was the birthday of:  Tricia  (mere de
Vachon) MeredeVachon@c.......

You can send birthday greetings to Tricia at the above e-mail address.
Please NOT to the list!

People who share birthdays on this date include:
Robert H. Bork, Judge/Jurist, Scholar
Robert Conrad, Actor
Ron Howard, TV/Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Glenn Miller, Bandleader, Trombonist
Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister

Significant events on this date:
1, B.C., Start of revised Julian calendar in Rome.
1790, U.S. Census first authorized, done every 10 years.
1845, President Tyler signed a congressional resolution to annex the
Republic of Texas.
1961, BARBIE' GETS A BOYFRIEND MATTEL introduces the KEN doll.
1968, NBC's made an unprecident on-air announcement: Star Trek will

I hope you have Very Happy Birthday, Tricia!

If you would like to be added to the birthday announcements, please send
your name, birthdate (no year needed) and e-mail address to me,
privately, eowyn3@j....... and I'll be glad to add you.

eowyn3@j......., eowyn@w.......
GWDFC, G-IV & V Attendee, Knighties Listowner, TKD, FK X-Stitcher,
Proud Survivor of Fk-fic  Wars 8-11, Keeper of the FK Birthday List


Date:    Sun, 2 Mar 2003 14:25:06 -0500
From:    mclisa <mclisa@m.......>
Subject: Admin: Forkni-l -- Read Rule 4

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