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Hanging Out in the Virtual PubMasculinities and Relationships Online$

Lori Kendall

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520230361

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520230361.001.0001

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(p.247) Appendix C Unedited Bluesky Log from October 8, 1996

(p.247) Appendix C Unedited Bluesky Log from October 8, 1996

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Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub
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University of California Press

  • A Grand Am comes squealing around the corner and stops.
  • Itchy1 says “It's equal to only.6 USAs”
  • Corwin climbs out of the Grand Am.
  • Corwin has arrived.
  • henri says “Michael J./A. Fox was whinign about how hard it is for canadians to get work permits in the US”
  • henri says “Corwin”
  • Corwin says “henri”
  • login: On: fnord
  • Levon says “Corwin”
  • henri says “MA”
  • Itchy says “Corwin”
  • Levon says “It's a lot harder the other way around”
  • Levon says “Well, to get permanent work it is, not contract crap”
  • Nightcrawler says “Corwin? get the machines back working?”
  • Nightcrawler says “Alisa was here telling on you.”
  • Corwin says “yeah. it sucked.”
  • Locutus says “SHOW ME: IT SUCKED”
  • Corwin says “SUUUUUURVEY SAYS!”
  • Corwin | X | | X | | X |
  • Rostopovich says “SHOW ME: I SUCK”
  • Corwin says “SURVEY SAYS!”
  • Corwin | X |
  • Locutus' day has been a three-X day as well
  • Rostopovich says “uh, wait a minute”
  • fnord says “… there I was, naked and exhausted, miles from shore. Dolphins taunted me for hours”
  • (p.248) fnord has arrived.
  • Itchy says “SHOW ME: GREAT MUD MOMENTS”
  • Corwin says “SURVEY SAYS!”
  • Rostopovich says “that CAN'T be right”
  • Corwin | X |
  • fnord says “evening” Rachel has disconnected.
  • Ulysses says “augh I don't wanna go to Washington tomorrow”
  • henri says “AIE SHOW ME: SPAM”
  • Itchy says “I sincerely love that, Corwin”
  • Rostopovich says “maybe that answer is for the purity test sense of ‘suck’”
  • fnord heh Rosty
  • Locutus says “SHOW ME: PURITY TEST SENSE OF ‘SUCK’”
  • Corwin says “SURVEY SAYS!”
  • Corwin | X |
  • henri LAUGHS at ‘walter and stern’
  • Rostopovich says “SHOW ME: GAMMA-RAY BOMBARDMENT”
  • Corwin says “SURVEY SAYS!”
  • Corwin | X |
  • Locutus says “answer unclear, try again later”
  • Mender says “It's our nation's capital, you know, Uly”
  • login: Off: Rachel
  • Ulysses says “Indeed”
  • Nightcrawler says “answer unclear, bombard later”
  • Locutus says “bomb the living bejeezus out of those forces”
  • Ulysses says “but OSSW is there”
  • Ulysses presses the HAIL button on the intercom and says “YOU WILL NOT KILL” into it.
  • Rostopovich says “SHOW ME: TEN THOUSAND CURIES”
  • Corwin says “AAAND SURVEY SAYS!”
  • Corwin | X | | X |
  • Mender says “SHOW ME: TEN THOUSAND CURRIES”
  • Corwin says “SUUUUURVEEEEY SAYS!”
  • 〈DING〉
  • [5. TEN THOUSAND CURRIES—19]
  • henri says “YES”
  • Ulysses says “I found out she's doing maintenance on our production SQL Server database via Q+E”
  • Locutus says “finally!”
  • Rostopovich laughs.
  • (p.249) Nightcrawler says “fuck. fuckfuckfuck. I was all set to screw around for HOURS and set up an anmiation to drop to video and the fucking MAC DIES!”
  • Mender bleah Uly
  • Ulysses nods Locutus+E
  • Jet shinnies up the pole and out of the bar.
  • Jet has left.
  • henri says “SHOE ME: BOONTIT VINDALOO”
  • henri says “SHOW ME: BOONTIT VINDALOO”
  • Corwin says “SUUUUUURVEY SAYS!”
  • Corwin | X | | X | | X |
  • Nightcrawler says “IT DIED, I TELL YOU! DIED!”
  • Jet's voice comes over the radio: says “SHOW ME: A DIDGERIDOO”
  • Corwin says “SURVEY SAYS!”
  • Corwin | X |
  • Jet comes sliding down the pole and into the room.
  • Jet has arrived.
  • RaveMage whispers “new ones going up now…can you view?:)”
  • Locutus says “SHOW ME: SUSHI”
  • Corwin says “AAAND SURVEY SAYS!”
  • Corwin | X | | X |
  • Locutus says “we suck”
  • RaveMage says “SHOW ME: THE HUNGER”
  • Nightcrawler says “Ooh.. sushi. that sounds good.”
  • Corwin says “SUUUUUURVEY SAYS!”
  • Corwin | X | | X | | X |
  • Corwin says “I AM TRYING TO HAVE A CONVERSATION IDIOTS”
  • fnord says “the Big X is topless in mrd”
  • You whisper “yup! whaddyou do, scan ‘em right there?” to RaveMage.
  • Corwin flies back into the past and gives Rostopovich's parents pamphlets on
  • contraception.
  • Rostopovich has left.
  • Corwin killed Mender!
  • Mender has left.
  • Corwin killed RaveMage!
  • RaveMage has left.
  • Itchy quickly types u
  • Ulysses says “She calls me up with questions like ‘okay, so I want to add those rows to the database, so it's insert tableFoo where …?’ and I say ‘uh well no’”
  • (p.250) henri says “we ARE conversation idiots”
  • Locutus laughs
  • Rostopovich has arrived.
  • The bartender strikes a dramatic pose and points at Rostopovich, “THIS PERSON HAS NO CUSTOM GR—oh, you do, sorry.”
  • henri says “did she fly off the handle again”
  • Ulysses says “No”
  • henri laughs at Rost's ncbgreet
  • Rostopovich says “Twist in the wind, Corwin”
  • Mender has arrived.
  • Mender barges in, exclaiming, “Out of my way, little monkey ass.”
  • henri says “very surreal”
  • RaveMage has arrived.
  • RaveMage says “EXPIRING FOR LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT STUPID” Rostopovich says “or go somewhere else”
  • RaveMage says “heh”
  • henri says “as the little alien living in rosty's chest pokes its head out” Locutus says “hey the new taurus SHO is out”
  • RaveMage whispers “the base dir ishttp://www.[provider].net/[user]/
  • Copperhead buh
  • RaveMage whispers “color-cat.jpg”
  • Ulysses says “hey the new issue of ‘From Hell’ is out”
  • Rostopovich says “where's Peg”
  • Locutus says “3.4L V8, can you believe it”
  • RaveMage whispers “cat-morning.jpb”
  • Levon says “3.4L buh”
  • RaveMage whispers “cat-morning.jpg that is”
  • henri says “Ann Arbor”
  • WHO
  • Player Name On For Idle Futuristic replacement for elevators
  • fnord 00:05 1m
  • Jan 00:07 2m
  • Rostopovich 00:09 8s
  • Ulysses 00:24 12s Uncle Fester pull-chains
  • Bilerific-Sid 00:27 22m teams of spoon-benders levitate you up
  • Stick 00:33 25m Go! Go! Gadget Legs!
  • Corwin 00:41 1m
  • Quickrick 00:50 5m Stairs
  • Levon 00:56 5s
  • Itchy 01:18 1m Nuclear holocaust levels everything
  • (p.251) Locutus 01:34 10s catapults
  • RaveMage 01:35 4s
  • Perry 01:56 12m Fountain of Florin launches you skyward
  • Copperhead 01:54 0s
  • Greygate 02:49 2m rocket jump w/pentagram of protection
  • henri 03:05 3s guy goes BWAAH, you leap to right floor
  • Mender 03:59 37s helium-filled pants
  • Nightcrawler 04:10 1m
  • Jet 05:15 1m Stilts
  • dozer 09:35 3m
  • devnull 09:48 18m You step onto a level teleport trap!—M
  • Xena 14:42 53s flying suit
  • Conductor 14:45 48s
  • Xavier 14:45 15s robotic litter bearers
  • 24 Players logged in.
  • Levon says “The Accord is once again the #1 car in the US”
  • RaveMage whispers “grin-morning.jpg”
  • henri says “in sales?”
  • Locutus says “235 hp, haha ahem”
  • Levon nods
  • RaveMage whispers “cat-prim.jpg”
  • Rostopovich says “what % does it have”
  • henri says “the TAURUS has 235hp?”
  • Levon says “That's despite the fact that honda doesn't do fleet sales and ford does”
  • Levon does not know that rosty
  • henri says “3.4L V EIGHT?”
  • RaveMage whispers “rug.jpg”
  • henri's neck widens in bogglement
  • Corwin says “GO SOMEWHERE ELSE?”
  • Corwin flies back into the past and gives Rostopovich's parents pamphlets on contraception.
  • Rostopovich has left.
  • Itchy says “spooky” Rostopovich has arrived.
  • Corwin says “no I did NOT hear you tell me go somewhere else on my mud”
  • The bartender. o O (oh, GREAT)
  • Rostopovich says “or turn it OFF or something.”
  • Rostopovich says “boy”
  • Nightcrawler | The engineers of the electric vehicle charging system had a (p.252) benchmark. They wanted to make it EV1 so safe you could stand barefoot in the rain, up to your ankles in water and lick the charger paddle.
  • Quickrick says “what about a 1978 BMW!”
  • henri laughs at nightcrawler
  • Levon chortles at nightcrawlerquote
  • Rostopovich says “you'd think there was an electric machine attached to your back which forced you to leave that ‘survey says’ trigger on.”
  • Nightcrawler says “What a great quote.”
  • Itchy chants “@toad, @toad”
  • Mender pauses with a charger paddle at his mouth “WHAT?”
  • Quickrick says “man, my car has this awful oily smell to it”
  • Quickrick says “I don't know what to do abot it”
  • Itchy chants “@toad, @toad”
  • Rostopovich says “”
  • henri says “try licking it clean”
  • henri says “”
  • Rostopovich says “yes you did hear me tell you to go somewhere else on your mud”
  • Levon says “”
  • Quickrick took the fan apart, cleaned the grit off, cleaned the carpeting
  • Corwin turned it off, then killed you. then killed you again.
  • Corwin says “and will kill you again, if you don't get over it soon”
  • Quickrick says “I think I need to look in A/C ducts for spilled oil or something” Itchy jeers, “BOOT HIM!!”
  • henri runs over and SHOVES Itchy onto the green circle, then DIVES for the lever! Ka-CHOING!
  • Itchy has left.
  • Rostopovich says “and it felt good.”
  • Itchy has arrived.
  • Itchy yells, “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!”
  • Mender presses the HAIL button on the intercom and says “I remember Rosty, he was always quiet and kept to himself.” into it.
  • Itchy loves being Corwin's toady.
  • You whisper “what no ‘normal?’ AHAHAHA BRAAAP” to RaveMage.
  • henri @toady
  • Levon laughs at Mender
  • Itchy FITS THE QUIET AND KEPT TO HIMSELF PROFILE POLL
  • Itchy
  • Mender yes
  • fnord | Corwin says “not in your lifetime, which is about one more line”
  • (p.253) Nightcrawler QUIET? ARE YOU MAD?
  • Copperhead no: LOUD AND GREGARIOUS
  • Levon only around women
  • Itchy HOWLS at fnord's quote
  • henri is quiet and keeps to himself except he's also an intrusive jerk
  • Mender says “augh after 6”
  • Levon buh no yankee game tonight WHAT TO DO
  • Nightcrawler says “My wife and I have a deal. If it involves a human, she has to take care of it. Otherwise, it is my job.”
  • henri walks down the hall, hears someone suggest a ludicrous plan, and steps into the office to explain why it shouldn't be done that way
  • Mender says “Masturbate frantically, Levon”
  • Itchy says “What? I thought it was tonight”
  • henri says “or more often to make ‘are you KIDDING’ faces until they ask me” Levon says “It was”
  • Copperhead *used* to be quiet, etc. “Sometimes it still shocks me that I'm not anymore.”
  • Levon says “But it got ppd because of rain”
  • Rostopovich says “I'm just bored crosseyed, and being gratuitously rude to Corwin keeps me from keeling over insensate.”
  • fnord used to be not quiet, long ago
  • Itchy says “F the rotting skull of rain”
  • Copperhead laughs ‘are you KIDDING’ faces
  • henri is forced to root for the yankees
  • Itchy says “forced”
  • Mender says “The longer the Yankees are in it, the more Dave wackiness we can expect”
  • Levon is forced to root for the yankees because he's been a fan since 1977
  • Itchy says “Dave's twisting your arm”
  • Itchy and Levon cry for Thurman Munson
  • Mender says “Do you think he'll have PEE WEE on again”
  • fnord says “Beryl wants everyone to root against Dallas so she can start using their parking lot sooner”
  • Levon and Itchy cry.
  • Corwin will pay doubloons for a better resume style file
  • Itchy actually did cry.
  • Levon says “I was too young to really grasp it”
  • Mender says “Wuss”
  • Nightcrawler gets a handout packet from a meeting he didn't go to, and finds view-graphs he made in it. “what the hell is this?”
  • (p.254) Levon says “I did cry when Len Bias died though”
  • Ulysses is more the quiet loner type
  • Itchy says “I sort of cried, I just sat in a big chair and didn't talk”
  • RaveMage whispers “are they coming across okie?:) i took the pictures and kept them in a Now Scrapbook, then i paste them into graphicconverter and save them, and then upload the dir using fetch:) ”
  • Ulysses says “quiet loners fit in at Postal”

Notes:

(1.) All names have been changed, as in the text. An edited section of this log appears in chapter 3, in the discussion of wizards.