Re: virus: Swollen Ranks

Zloduska (
Sun, 28 Feb 1999 19:29:05 -0600

Dave Pape wrote:

>My problem with L3 is that it always seems to be about (lost my copy of
>VotM, so can't check up) an enlightened person somehow in control of their
>ideas, mastering the memes which control the mind of the level 2
>individual. If that's what it's about then the concept's COMPLETE arse

Heh, you said 'arse dribble'. Anyway, is it possible to be in Level 3 against your own will? It's obvious that Richard and KMO have expressed their faith in the Level System, and I don't know about Tim, but Reed himself told me he doesn't care for it much at all.

>Interesting that the level 3 people are the obviously most senior apes in
>the troupe: does level 3 bring with it special headgear of pomp, by any
>chance? When you reach level 3 can you post to JOM EMIT and not get the
>piss taken out of you?

Does it have to be a 'camp' thing though, as in us against them? I don't believe anything is black-and-white but more like one giant, overlapping metaphorical gray area. Not entirely sure what the epitome of the Level business is, but if it is about stratifying people because of their current perception, then indeed it is arse dribble, as you so eloquently put it. ;-)

And speaking of a CoV Calendar, don't forget a day of reverence for Star Trek. That's right- I've got you and your sci-fi fetish pegged, you shameless bunch o' Trekkies.

wondering which month Brodie will be on the pin-up calendar, ~kjs