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FORKNI-L Digest - 24 Mar 2004 to 25 Mar 2004 (#2004-85)

March 25, 2004

There are 5 messages totalling 182 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Today's Birthday:  March 25
  2. Screed's Daggar
  3. GWD in Lear
  4. FK moment (2)


Date:    Thu, 25 Mar 2004 06:13:21 -0600
From:    eowyn3@j.......
Subject: Today's Birthday:  March 25

Hi Y'all!

Today is the birthday of:   marianne:) the insomniac  marianne@g.......

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

People who share birthdays on this date include:
Aretha Franklin, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Paul Michael Glaser, Actor, Starsky & Hutch's Det. Dave Starsky
Sir Elton John, Pop Singer
Jim Lovell, Astronaut
Frank Oz, Puppeteer

Significant events on this date:
31, A.D., first Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus.
1807, the first railway passenger service begins in England.
1863, the first Army Medal of Honor was awarded.
1970, Concorde makes its first supersonic flight.

I hope you have a very Happy Birthday, marianne!

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
She can be taught!  But only in little bytes!


Date:    Thu, 25 Mar 2004 10:26:42 EST
From:    Libratsie@a.......
Subject: Screed's Daggar

I'm not going to name the fans who did this out of fear of retaliation, but
maybe they will step forward....

But I've just personally experienced a big time example of FK fans'

I attended the Bridging the Knight auction, mainly after the Ratsie Wot Kilt
Screed. But there were three other items I bid on. One, an autographed copy of
Greg Kramer's Pursemonger I won. The other I dropped out of the bidding so
that Apache could also have a ratsie wot Screed used. The final item was
Screed's daggar and the bidding went too high for me.

The gentleman who won it was working the convention, and I ran into him
later. As I recall, he even let me hold the daggar for a moment. Not long ago,
that daggar showed up on eBay at a price that normally would not have made me

Sadly, my ex of five years has pulled some bad stuff and, well, I'm not in a
situation where I can think about gathering FK props or anything else. Several
fans contacted me to make sure I knew about the auction and to ask me about
the authenticity. People offered to loan me the money which I refused.

Some of the fans involved apparently went together and bought me a little

Yep, I'm now the Keeper o' Screed's Pointy Shiney Pretty! (uhr, maybe I
should make that Keeper o' Screed's Daggar...)

FK fans are the BEST and I've always been thankful for the friendships I've

A toast to FK fandom!



Date:    Thu, 25 Mar 2004 14:34:20 -0500
From:    Cecilia Long <celong@m.......>
Subject: Re: GWD in Lear

> The more I think about it though, the more I  believe that audience
> participation was expected in the time period Shakespeare's plays were
> originally performed.  Opinions?

Sorry so late in responding...  Having some information on this...
IN fact I just saw Lear this past Sunday. Performed by the Carolingian
Mummers Guild, many who are in I Sebastiani  (which neither any of you would
know but IS is a commedia del Arts troupe that is VERY historically accurate
and has scads of documentation and such)....

ANYWAY.... Yes... In shakespeare days he Wrote FOR audience participation.
The quiet hoity toity audiences we get a lot now is actually VERY unwhat
Shakespeare wanted.  Most of his works was actually written for the
"commoners" as they say.

To have the actors play the crowd is what they SHOULD actually be doing to
be doing what Shakespeare wanted. IN fact in front of my King lear, they
told the crowd to PLEASE react and laugh and boo and hiss, as that is what
was the indicators of a perfermance back int eh days...

To get this back to FK... Its neat knowing GWD was doing such a great
part... One of my friends played Edmund in and stole the show practically...
He worked the crowd well... Got everyone Hissing at him every time he came
on and off.

My favorite had to be Duke of Cornwall, but that is only because he was my
boyfriend and I am just biased that way!

I would love to see what GWD did to Edmund... Sounds so good@


Date:    Thu, 25 Mar 2004 12:09:08 -0800
From:    FKMel <sgt_buck_frobisher@y......>
Subject: FK moment

I meant to post this earlier, but it kinda slipped my
mind, only to have me reminded of it when it got
posted to the vampyres list. One of the recent Weekly
World News tabloids had a cover headline "Marilyn
Monroe bitten by vampire and then killed to cover it

I started thinking "I bet the enforcers are laughing
their butts off over that one!" 'Cause it doesn't
sound like something any of our vamps would do.


The trouble with immortality is that it tends to go on forever-Herb Cain
NickNatpacker, Knightie, Knight of the Cross
Fan of Buffy and Angel's true and undying love for one another
http//:groups.yahoo.com/group/laafterdark-a Buffy/Angel/FK/Highlander crossover


Date:    Thu, 25 Mar 2004 14:21:57 -0600
From:    Christy Stillman <cstillma@u.......>
Subject: Re: FK moment

<<I meant to post this earlier, but it kinda slipped my mind, only to have
me reminded of it when it got posted to the vampyres list. One of the recent
Weekly World News tabloids had a cover headline "Marilyn Monroe bitten by
vampire and then killed to cover it up">>

I saw that one, too.  I think the headline also mentioned that she was
killed so she wouldn't turn the Kennedy boys into vampires as well.  All I
could think was, "Funny...no one mentioned there being a stake in her chest.
Guess that was part of the cover-up."  Maybe she really OD'd on garlic
pills.  <G>



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