#020: General Info

[F.U.C.K. is an e-zine that I started on January 24, 1993 and ended on January 24, 2000. One concept is that articles should be timeless if possible, so they were not released with dates. As such, the date on this blog is not exact but I will try to use a date as close as possible.]


Ok. 20 F.U.C.K. files out there and there is a slight interest in them. As the header states, this series was started in Jan, earlier this year. Since then, it has been half a year (which it doesn’t seem like) and only 20 files. Some people may say that is lame, but the people who read them, will realize they are of a somewhat decent quality(I hope). Anyway, there are two active members right now. Two members are on extended vacation for the summer and a new member is working on his second. Currently I am writing a majority of them, but that doesn’t mean much.

Since these files are quite diverse, and fairly short, and are written with little or no guideline, anyone can write one. If you would like to write for F.U.C.K., then do. Just write the file or a good outline or even an idea, and upload it to one of the headquarters as FCKID###.TXT . The file will eventually get to one of the writers who release the files. Please don’t name it as FUCK####.TXT, and UL it to a board.

There has been a small interest from some sysops, to become an official F.U.C.K. distribution site. Until I was asked about it, there wasn’t any such thing really. With the growing interest though, and the desire for these files to get out and circulated, I think it is a pretty keen idea. So the World Headquarters(sounds impressive eh?) is now Immortal Hate. 806.745.8879. It is located in Lubbock, Texas and is not the only 806 board to carry them. We have a new Eastern Headquarters. Ionic Destruction can be reached at 215.722.0570. These are the only boards that are official sites right now, but the files can be found on many other boards. If you call either of these boards, it is not guaranteed you will get an account. I only say this because it is up to the sysop of each board, as to who gets validated.

If you run a board, and want to become a distro site, then here is what you do. Call somewhere and download all of the current files. Upload them to their own directory and beside each file, put the description as F.U.C.K. File ## – . Please do not UL them and fail to put a title. With so many diverse files, it is understandable if some of them are of no interest to some people. If you run a board, and want to carry the files, but don’t care to be an official distribution site, then do carry them please. The whole purpose of these files, are to make people aware of what is going on around them.

If you have any comments, questions, etc. about any of the files or any of the members or anything else, then feel free to mail me at the following places. WWIVnet #28@8607 or #2@8614. If you have internet access then you can reach me at z3mar@ttacs.ttu.edu. If you wish to chat with me, then look for me on IRC as Dam or look for MadMax. I am also on other nets, but I logon to a local WWIV board daily, and I am on internet all the time.</p> <p>Is there a future to F.U.C.K? I think so. Locally the files seem to be DLed quite a bit and talked about here and there. Since a good amount of the files are bitching about something or another, and I bitch a lot, there will no doubt be many files in the future. 🙂

Also out there, is a file called FUCK-FAQ.TXT . This file is just a frequently asked question file about the group. It is pretty short and just contains some common questions about the files. Please spread that around if you get the chance.

Another note. I have said it before, and I will say it again. These files are NOT meant to take away from other text files. There are a lot of other series out there, many much better than these no doubt. Read them also. They are what lead to these, and they deserve more support in many cases. I am still discovering many smaller series that turn out to be really good, if not better than the larger series.

Of note. CDC203.TXT “The Briefing“. It is number 203 in the Cult of the Dead Cow series. I read that the other day and wanted to say to the writer, it is fucking brilliant. Very impressive and I wish I had thought of it. heh. Also. TOX30.TXT “America: Land of the free. Home of the Brave“. This is number 30 in the Toxic Shock series. Well written and very much true.

I guess that will wrap it up. Take life easy, and think a little bit. That is all that is needed to make this place a little bit better.</p>