Re: virus: Swollen Ranks

Zloduska (
Mon, 01 Mar 1999 23:30:43 -0600

Dave Pape wrote:

>>Anyway, is it possible to be in Level 3
>>against your own will?
>Well, I'm the No Free Will Man. So I reckon you don't ever reach the state
>that Rich B describes as L3 by an act of free will anyway.

Oh, what I meant to say is, how can you become a part of Level Three is you don't even believe in it?

>>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.
>This feels like proper skullduggery, shame everyone can hear. Can we set up
>a kind of sinister and dingy sub-list in the cellars underneath Virus?

You don't think this list is sinister enough already? That's right- you missed the truly demonic Oprah debate not long ago.

>>Does it have to be a 'camp' thing though, as in us against them?
>Sssssssslightly. Partially. I mean, it's definitely there, though I'm sure
>if Tim Rhodes EG learns the complex and dry songs of JOM EMIT and sings
>them consistently for a while, he will be initiated.

Is there a URL you can provide for the JOM EMIT list? I've never heard of it before.

>Oh yeh, I'm right with you on that one. Listen, I'll post some of my "lots
>of culture is really about status" stuff when I've even half got it thought
>out, then... well, at least it might explain my apparent obsession with
>list hierarchy.

I think it would be ridiculous for a public email list to even have a hierarchy.

>>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.
>Not me man, until recently I thought Patrick thingy played the same
>character as William Shatner. Simultaneously, in fact.

I wasn't exactly excluding myself though. There is a fine line between a ST fan and an all-out fanatic Trekkie, and as someone with several friends who've gone off the deep end, I consider myself a Trek-Allie.

>>wondering which month Brodie will be on the pin-up calendar,
>Maybe the year should just have the 4 months, cos we've only got 4 people
>in level 3.

Now that I think about it, that's not a bad idea. We could divide up one year into four separate and very long months. There are four seasons here, so that way we no longer would have to bother with distinguishing certain months as part of a season. Much less complicated, too. Simplify, simplify, simplify!