#073: What Next?

[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.]


Some people just don’t get it. Recent events have prompted this file as you will see. First, you need to know the series of events, and then what occurred to lead to each.

File 72 was released by Fractal Illusion. If you are reading this one, then you probably read the last and know the content of the last file. All about rag wars, the people who start them, and what happens to boards that have rag wars. Everyone who BBSs can associate with rag wars and lamers that start them, and that file just gives a good example of what it has and can cause.

In the file were several handles of 303 lamers that continually started rag wars, as well as preached how elite they were. One of the handles, Death By Barbeque(DBBQ from here on) was one of the handles mentioned. Anyway, the file gets distributed and most people don’t think much of it after that. Low and behold, the “fit hits the shan” after it is released.

Apparently, DBBQ printed the file, and as he was reading it, his mommy walked by and saw the header. Needless to say, she was appalled at such language and the name of the group. She then read the file herself and decided to give the author, Frac, a call. Now, being nothing like a phreak or anything, I know nothing of what the phone call was about but rumors reached me. After instituting an “HPseizure” I found out!

She started out by reading the file and was thoroughly aghast when Frac mentioned that he HAD read the file before(imagine that). She berated him for his use of “one syllable” words and condemned the education system for it(like fuck and shit?). Next, accusations were shot across the phones, and Frac was labeled as “someone who did illegal stuff every day” or something like that. After playing twenty questions about various “elite” people in the area, she then was so nice as to give a warning “this file has bad language, and you could lose your phone services because of it!”(hahaha).

Is it just me, or do we have the basic right to publish our opinions, and what we observe? That file was put on various BBSs across the nation but no one was forced to download it. No one was forced to read it. It wasn’t posted on any nets for anyone to read. DBBQ downloaded it, printed it out, and read it. It was his choice to do that, but his mommy had to step in and decide to try to control what was published. From what I understand and heard since then, she said something like “this is spread nationally and my son’s reputation will be ruined”.

Hello? What reputation? DBBQ is shunned by out of the closet lamers and everyone else in 303. He continually changes his handle so that he can get on boards, and then gets deleted off of them because of being such a lamer. He had to continually change his board name because of the bad rep it always had. Now you tell me, who gives a shit about his rep? He already ruined it himself. No text file did it, and I doubt it even added to the already bad reputation.

DBBQ’s mommy sounds like the kind of person that would just as soon control every thought, word, idea, and everything else she could. No more free speech, no more free thoughts, no more personal opinion. I think at the end of the last file, Frac mentions “putting a fucking bullet in their head” or something. Welp, he is right, but we need to do this to those people who want to control others’ thoughts. I guess it is good that she read one file, too bad she won’t go back and read all the others so that she could catch a clue as to what the group is about, and what problems are REALLY out there these days.

Either way, that was one of many things that lead Frac to quit running his board. It was undoubtedly one of the more popular boards in the area, but no more. Now, since I called that board occasionally, I am kinda pissed that it is down. Revenge comes to mind, but I don’t think so. I could go and post DBBQ’s real name, real phone number, his parents name, his parents credit info, etc. Or, I could print up a nice anonymous letter telling her everything her little son has done in the past and what laws he has broken, but I think I will leave them alone. Just let them wallow in their own lameness for being stuck up bastards who are the REAL menace to society.

Uh oh. I shouldn’t have said that. Now I imagine I will get a call from his mommy too! Oh no! Actually, I imagine that would just make my day. Nothing like sitting down and talking about all this shit over a diet coke in the afternoon. Bah. Let her call. She got Frac’s voice number, and if she cares to get mine, I would love to chat with her about all this. Call away miss Barbeque, lets have a little chat about things. We can chat about the world today, Frac’s file, what your son has done in the past, or whatever else.

Free speech and the right to print what we believe in will never die.

#071: Whee.

[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.]


Amazing. As you may have noticed, but probably didn’t, F.U.C.K. is now one year old. All things considered, not bad. I have been thinking on this file, and debating on whether or not to make it serious, or just stream of conscience but either way, I figured a quick little file with nothing too important would be nice, especially since we don’t have any humorous files from OD or anyone else recently.

A year ago, Doc Z and I sat down at IHOP and talked about how cool it would be to get any words out that we wanted, and we started thinking. I took it a little more seriously than he did, but either way, F.U.C.K. was born. As you can see, he wrote one file, and now doesn’t want anything to do with the group. Don’t ask why, but I think it was because BBSing became real political in 806 for a while. Anyway, lame place to BBS so stay out of 806 if you can help it, except Purple Hell. So we had my own board at the time as the only dist. site and we ULed them to a few places in 806. Now we have dist. sites in 9 area codes, some with a few boards in each. Not bad.

Throughout the year a lot has happened directly related to, or affecting the group. New people writing, new boards becoming dist. sites, some members dropping out, etc. I moved out of 806 as well and despite all that, we have stayed together somewhat. I must admit that we are a little smaller than before, and recently only three other people have been keeping up with things but hey, that’s how it goes. fastjack has now become a major part of the group and has kicked out some really good files. Since he expressed so much interest, I kinda dumped some ‘administrative’ shit on him and he handled that as well.

You have to take into account, that I can’t call long distance right now for various reasons so I rely on WWIVshitmail for a bulk of F.U.C.K. affairs. Anyway, fastjack is now handling dist. sites, distribution everywhere except 303, and some other stuff. So a ton of thanks goes out to him. Acid Warlock has kept up, written a little more, handled some distribution affairs, built up his board(call it) and been going to school, and once again, many thanx to him. Last, and sometimes least( 🙂 ) Max Headroom has kept me up to date on all the BULLSHIT that has been going on in 806. You’d be surprised at how much can go on.

I guess that is going to conclude it for me. Files are slowing down, but we are not out of the picture by any means. Hopefully you will keep reading them, passing them along, and words will get out and help this shithole we are forced to live in. So anyway, a few words from fastjack and some greets and that is all for now.

thanx to: DOS edit, stupid people, fastjack, TN0, H/P/V/C, internet, Max Headroom for finally mailing my disks, diet coke, music, VIRaXe, Taco Cabana and dollar margaritas, C.V.C.C., Loki, PGT, and more.

-Dam

Well, this should please some folks. Yes, I’m off my ass and writing some little things. Gotta write this, cuz this is for F.U.C.K. for existing for over a year now. Neat.

Wellll, I would like to thank Dam for giving me the opportunity to write what I think, and what I feel about the world. I’d like to thank Larry for giving me an excuse to watch bad movies and write reviews about them. Other greets and thanks and all that suchstuff go out to AW, Zach D., Jakyl, all those folks I drank Shiner with, Zippy especially, the few 806 BBSers that don’t suck, and all that. /