|December 14, 2004
|I Feel Old
December 14, 2004
First off, yesterday I posted a link to Ms. Bex Schwarz, a
performance artist as well as employee of VH1. I should point out to
those of you who've emailed her, complaining to (or flat out attacking)
her that she doesn't run or own VH1. She's an employee who has as much
control over what her employer does as most of you do.
In other words, stop bitching her out because VH1 doesn't show more
videos, okay? It's not her damn fault.
Anyway, I'm tired and I feel like rambling - so I'm going to. It's 7 in
the morning - with means, in a few hours, I will be sleeping. But I
spent a couple of hours looking at old websites I used to hit all the
time. See, I'm one of those old people who can remember when you only
had Netscape or Opera browsers, all websites had grey backgrounds and
animated GIFs seemed cool.
Okay. I'm lying. Animated GIFs were never cool.
I used to be in a writing group called the Squad From Hell loooooong
ago, when I was just 18, on a BBS system in the 817 area code. We
wrote, mainly, "ongoing stories" - stories where every person added a
page or two. We did just over ten Stories From Hell in this fashion and
probably another ten or so stories "inspired" by them - stories that
*gasp* had one author. It was a lot of fun.
Then I went to college at the University of North Texas, which was a
county and an area code away, and that ended that. However, my old
friend Don Cook (aka Dr. Deranged) soon after introduced me to a group
called Superguy. I really miss Superguy.
Superguy was kind of like comic book fanfic, without the comic books.
There was an established universe everyone adhered to, as well as
certain rules (you don't use someone else's characters without
don't fuck up someone else's continuity, you never leave a off
when you use the word Hell, even if you use if as an exclimation)
everyone was expected to follow. Don wrote this cool series called
Mr. Morbid, about a necromancer/radio deejay, taken in part from
our old Squad From Hell days (and he foolishly let me help him establish
some of his continuity). I wrote... er... some junk. Meh. I think I'd
be most remembered for having the series with the most obscenity and
unnecessary violence in the run of Superguy.
Oh yeah. And typos. And unnecessary angst.
A lot of that.
I don't really know where I'm going with this. I just felt like I
should post sme news and I'd been thinking about Superguy, and the
people I met there, a lot lately. Thankfully, I'm still in contact with
a lot of them (like Dave van
Domelen, Eric Burns, and my
friend Don. Still, sorta miss it. Not that I have time (I'm behind
enough as it is).
I think the Superguy mailing list is still active, although I've no idea
if the old subscribe-to info is correct on their webpage. Still, if
you're bored and want to read a very, very, VERY bizarre collection of
humor-based hero fiction, the
is still up, and you can screw around with the
Autocollector to find all the old posts. Have fun. I'm going to go
eat bran and bitch about kids today and their music.