Subject: Re: Zearnot
Date: 01:02am – 01/04/90
(Sporf to Alexa: between kidnapping and e-17)
“Well cat, should we be kinda and peacibly accept his half-price deal and let him fly us to the boonies, without telling us where we are going? Or should we simply kill him now and take his ship?
Subject: Re: Zearnot
Date: 08:46pm – 01/03/90
Turning into an interesting thread here, albeit perhaps a little incoherent so far 🙂 I won’t take up a major character (although I’m sorely tempted to be Gigi the Wonder WereWolf –we have _possibilities_here!!)
For the time-being I’ll keep a log of the messages pertaining to the storyline, so if y’all want an arbiter for something I could oblige.(Speak and thou shalt be answered, K-9 :-)) )
So, Sporf, how do you respond to the kidnapping by this tricky Xvactor character? And what is Belnate doing other than twiddling his thumbs in orbit around Zearnot (_not_ Plugor) keeping up the blockade? (Do we have a Pug to the rescue?)
Date: 08:06pm – 01/03/90
Sitting around here has gotten pretty old. Business is real slow. Almost had a live one then that ugly, whatever it was, took my passenger away. Too bad I think that (what was that name, skorf spruce, no…) sporf dude, is in for some trouble. Could catch a disease just standing near that ship, let alone sitting in it. Wait a sec, here is an interesting add in the paper. Continue reading
To: *-Pug (aka Corporate)-*
Date: 11:19pm – 01/02/90
You are my second offer. I have offered $40,000. 10 now, 30 upon completion. I have a large cat for protection that must accompany me. Please write back if still interested.
2778 Tccn way
To: *-K-9 Mark Four-*
Subject: Zearnot story rules
Date: 11:14pm – 01/02/90
Have it like life. A now-war time murder will not be tolerated. I can talk with Kingpin, for instance, in e-mail and conspire an Attack on Belnate. He does not have to know that we are doing so. Then – Bammo, we come in with a fleet of eight ships to his one.
In a few weeks, maybe earlier, we’ll see about multi-characters. Let’s check interest first.
To: *-$$ Kingpin $$-*
Date: 11:07pm – 01/02/90
…Okay, I will give you an interview. I am offering $30,000, payable at the completion of our journey, plus $10,000 for expenses.
I do however warn you, do not try to harm me in any way, even in play. You see, Alexa has been trained to protect me, she can’t distinguish between real and play fighting. She also has been known to attack werewolves so it would be a good idea to tell Gigi to watch her step.
To: All who dare to try
From: *-Pug (aka Corporate)-*
Date: 07:50pm – 01/02/90
I am Pug. Former REF Military Specialist in the Robotech revolution of the year 2160. Through my travels since, I have peiced together a Beta – Space/Warrior craft.For the past few years I have taken the trade of for hire carrier based on Earth. Alignment of my customers does not matter to me. If you have the cash, I have the craft. I can reach any of the outer systems, and have clearance on all worlds. Though charged with various infractions of Galactic law, none have yet been proven. I have been known to carry “questionable” cargo, but all my customers have been satisfied. I can laso meet my customer in any of the farther systems, if need be. (read: at a price)
To: kingpin and all
Date: 09:07pm – 01/01/90
don’t listen to Merk, he doesn’t know what he is talking about. Join up with me on this adventure. Lets keep the Zearnots from endangering Plugor. So I am considered the enemy, so what. Any good battle needs two sides, and they need fighters and brains like yours. Excuse me if this looks choppy, I am on a forty character screen trying to make it look 80. I forget sometimes.Merk is good, I know that. But we can be even better if we join together.
Thank you, garion. (Belnate)
Date: 12:50am – 12/31/89
We talked at the party about kickin’ this story up a little. Why doesn’t everybody make a character, could be your own pseudonym, and in a day or so, I will make an action, say design a two-man craft destined for Zearnot. I ask for a co-pilot, three respond, I pick one.. one thing leads to another in these kind of things, there is no narrator, therefore no ‘one person’ can take over.
I would like to suggest a few guidlines though:
1) Nobody can ‘destroy the Earth’ or otherwise instantaneously end the story.
2) Nobody can speak for others. These stories are strictly dialoge between characters.
3) You MUST, and that is a BIG MUST, you must have fun!
In the late 1980’s when the Internet was just a gleam in an egghead’s mind the world was filled with personal computers with modems attached. These modems would allow one personal computer to talk to another, the same way networks work today. Some of us would share intrests by connecting to Bulletin Board Systems where we could hold threaded converstations about all kinds of things. Continue reading