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                                          \/     -a year in the life....



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  (christ, now i'm tired.  this one logo is already longer than most collies)

                     
        I'd like to take this chance to thank and each and every one of you
    who has decided to take a quick peek at this colly.  I was originally
    going to have a subtitle to this, which you might know if skillz#2 beats
    this to release.  But i changed my mind.  I've been doing that a lot
    recently.  At first this was going to be a completely original logo
    colly, but then i realized something very important.  A year ago this
    month (June) i started to play around with drawing ascii.  I had been
    a lit writer for many years before that, and i thought it was time to
    try something new.  i'm glad i did, and i'm even more glad that my
    ascii god (yes, that's RIGHT, he's my god, now fuck off) Hiro
    Protagonist always kept encouraging my wacky-assed way of style of
    ascii.  Not everyone may like it.  Hell, the vast majority of people
    may not like it.  You'll notice how much a really care...

        I also have an ulterior motive for putting this together now instead
    of a month or two down the road.  Ultimately, this colly is a tribute
    to ModemLand in all its faces.  It was because of modemland and Hiro that
    i am where i am today.  Now that this chapter of 306 and 'scene' history
    is about to close, i feel it is my privilege and DUTY to show it the
    respect that it deserves.  What i'm doing in this colly is reflecting on
    the past year, both in ascii and as a lit goon. I do this hoping to
    show you how i've progressed as a writer and a person.

        I'ld like to end this intro with a comment directly to Hiro:
                Boy, you'd better keep in touch or i'll fly out to
                Vancouver and kick your ass.  You've been warned.

        Having said that, it's time to move on to what you could likely call
    "a year in the life".  Probably the first half of this will be old stuff
    and the other half will be all new (either requests or respects).  So if
    i said i would do you a logo, check towards the back.

    ** final ultra-secret message:
        i'm looking forward to a squeezner of weisner.
                        h0h0, i'm so sneaky **
                  enjoy the ride.
                             - WindRider (Quad-P and proud of it)
                               June 12/97

  ** ONE LAST THING!!!!!  GO BACK AND TURN OFF AFS UNTIL YOU REACH THE
        NEW STUFF.  None of my old stuff was designed for afs.  oops.
        my bad.  oh, and the 'skills' logos are the end aren't afs
        either.  sure it's a pain in the ass for YOU, but like i give
        a damn about your personal problems. ;)    **

        .        .:                         .    .  ..     .  .  .
   . ___________________________________________________         ::  .
    )_________________________________________         / ______ ___   !wr!
  .:/ all the old shit you've already        /        / /     //   )___
   /  seen.  Ah the memories..........      /        / /      )        \___
  /_________________________________________)______________________________)
       .                   .           .                    .            .
  .   ::   .         .                       .  .  ..              .    .

       .            ..                            .       .        ..
     ___                   ___________________________________________
    /  /for: ME!!  nyah.   \  _______________________                 )
   /   \ logo:  lit   ___  / /                  \____________________/
  /     \_____________) / / / a year in the life.....
 /     ______________  / / /                                      .  .
 \____(  !wr!        )/ /   .   :  ...  .  .  .  .      .   .   :

                 The Lonely Trail
                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
        I keep looking back to yesterday
        to find out where I am today.
        How where I'm going, and where I've been
        affect what I have to say.

        I keep hoping the path appears before me
        to show me what I need to do.
        But all I find, time after time
        are the edges of a sea that stretches to forever.

        Floating upon this dark and murky water on my matchstick raft
        I confront the demons each of us must face.
        An unwinnable battle, near to surrender, until...
        I see that distant shore and take to land.
        At last I've found a road to call my own.
        I don't know if it leads to Heaven or Hell,
        but here the journey begins.

                WindRider 11&12/95

  .   .                 ..    :.       ::    .:                      .
 ____________ _________________  ___________                   ___
 )__________ \) _______________)(________  (for: uhm, hiro?  _)   (__
  (____________) !wr!              ______) /_logo: lit      (/       (  :
     .  june 1996 - june 1997      )_________________________________/
 .        . .        .     .      .           :..            :.      . .

                 Reign of the 'P
                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
        We journey across the hills and plains of this world
        searching for the answers to unknown questions.
        Fighting the evils that often go unseen.
        We don't seek reward or fame,
        for victory is reward enough.
        Few are the men and women willing to dedicate themselves to our cause.
        The odds are against us in this never-ending struggle
        but we will persevere for the good of all.
        We are
        the 'P.
                        WindRider 12/95

       .            ..                            .       .        ..
     ___                   ___________________________________________
    /  /for:  myself       \  _______________________                 )
   /   \ logo: lit    ___  / /                  \____________________/
  /     \_____________) / / / a year in the life.....
 /     ______________  / / /                                      .  .
 \____(  !wr!        )/ /   .   :  ...  .  .  .  .      .   .   :

                Reflections
                ^^^^^^^^^^^
 How many times as writers have we heard "write what you know" from a teacher
 or mentor?  Stop spouting off numbers, it was a rhetorical question.

 Write what I know?
 What the hell is that?  And what *IS* it that I'm supposed to know?
 Love?
  Can't say as I know that at all.  Love from afar, unrequited love, sure.
  But as for true love, love that is shared and lasts beyond this mortal coil,
  I really have to say no.
 Hate?
  We all know hate at some point.  But what's the purpose of writing about it?
  All that tends to do is create rifts and animosity between people.  Not
  exactly the job I signed up for...
 Real Life?
  If life was really all that interesting, I doubt that I would be sitting in
  front of my monitor right now writing this.  And why write about a life that
  stinks?  You might as well be writing about an outhouse.
                                 The Outhouse
                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^
                        O wondrous shaft unto the ground
                        How you stink to be around.
                        One fine day I'll buy some stuff
                        To make you smell not quite so rough.
        
          See?  Pointless.  So what does that leave?
 Work?
  Not unless we want the reader to climb up a tower with a gun.  Pure boredom.
  Leave work at the workplace.
        
 In this simplified framework, all that leaves is fiction.  Fiction is good.
 Why not write how you would *LIKE* things to be, even if you know it will
 never turn out that way.  I enjoy a good tale of fiction as much as the next
 person, so why not contribute my own to society?  But truthfully, in the end
 it all comes down to one area that we each know intimately:
        
 Yourself.
  What greater wealth of resources do we possess than our own repressed fears,
  anxieties, goals, wants, desires?  I find I write in the passion of the
  moment, words flowing from the jumble of emotions playing across my soul.
  Often what I write would never be otherwise expressed.  Once the soul's
  closet is swept out, it's quite amazing how much there is to work with.  Any
  one of the pieces I've written accurately reflects *ME* at some point, even
  if that particular me has never seen the light of day.  We are who we are.
  No amount of denial and repression is going to change it.  EMBRACE it.
  Take what you know, what you feel, and write WHY it is that way.  The only
  true way to grow is to reflect on yourself and your actions.
        
 I must now apologize for leaving the main topic of this essay and turning it
  into a sermon.  I am only a writer, and I go where the moment takes me.  If
  you are an artist of any type, the ability to write "literature" is in you.
  As long as it holds a bit of truth, it is beautiful.
        
 Goodnight, I'll leave the soapbox here.  And would the last one out
  please turn off the lights.

                                -WindRider 01/19/96


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                         Ecstacy

         Backbeat bashing through my brain
         have I finally gone insane?

         The strobe lights feel so right tonight.
         The golden crowns and sweaty crowds
         spinning 'round and 'round and then
         at the height of it all...
         the crash.
         (or so I'm told)

         But these days I'm getting to old for all of that.
         My brittle bones just can't take a rave like they could
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         Soon I'll have to wheel my walker out there with me.
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         Why does that sound like such a death sentence?

         Married life doesn't seem so bad
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         Life is good, but love is even better.
         or maybe I really am nuts.

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              Trees
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        I was driving down the highway
        reading all the billboards
        when I thought that it would be nice
        if those signs were trees.
        As they had been before.

        I don't need a sign to tell me if I'm hungry
        or I'm thirsty
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        Then we would all be in trouble.

        The sheer idiocy of this made me stop
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        I came back the next day and began.
        Signs were torn down and trees were planted.
        As it had been.
        As it should always be.
                       - WindRider
                                Oct 4 1996

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    A Parallax View
    --------------- 
    In brightest day.
    In darkest night.
    Or so he thought.

    An imposter of a great hero cost him everything.
    A city destroyed.
    A life in ruins.
    Seven million cry from beyond the grave.

    Vengence,
    and the power to restore the right.
    His mentors,
    his Guardians,
    turned their backs in his hour of need.
    And so the end began.

    Enemies and allies stood in his way.
    They failed.
    And so he created paradise
    just to realize it was a lie.
    The death and destruction could never be repaired
    without undoing the world.
    Even with unlimited power, that would be wrong.
    After all, he is a hero.

    He tracked the murderer to the ends of the universe.
    Cornered him between this universe and the great beyond.
    The gates of our hero's soul opened.
    Seven million drank of sweet revenge.
    It was over, but much was still undone.

    The world needed his aid.
    He knew that it could be his end,
    but still he helped.
    For he is a hero,
    even if his allies thought otherwise.

    His was the power of the gods.
    Power to save the world
    or to change it in his own image.
    The past,
    the future
    depended on his single act.
    In his salvation came his sacrifice.
    And so he passed.
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    Beware his Power....
    Green Lantern's light.
                -WindRider 01/97

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              Don't fear the Reaper that brings you death,
              Phear the Killah who steals your breath.

              The Stoan Kold Killahs are coming after you
              bringing to bear their weapons of Mass Seduction.

              This isn't about Black or White
              Good or Evil
              Regular or Extra-Crispy.
              It's a matter of foh-neh-ticks
              And you're gonna get burned.

              Kiss your mind goodbye
              because the Stoan Kold Killahs have arrived.

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<<Hey hey!  This was originally supposed to appear in Absorbance #2 but no
one has any idea what the hell happened to it.  So now i bring it to you,
faithful quad-p follower, for you too must know the greatness that my words
can bring.  As a side note, it appears that my ego has taken over the rest
of my body...>>



 WindRider's Rant of the Month
 Volume 1  Episode 2:  The Coded Frontier

        That time of the month has come once again.  I've gotten out of the
 rut that way too many commitments causes and have again decided to regail
 you all with another worldly rant.  I've got a couple of things to discuss,
 and i'm willing to bet that more than a few of you will feel completely at
 home with what transpires below.  This time around, my concerns are these:
 explaining the 'scene' to friends, and the potentially detrimental effect
 that IRC could have upon it.  Let's begin with explaining 'the scene' to
 others.
        This began innocently enough a few days ago when i spoke to a friend
 who had been 'surfing the net' (i hate that term) but was just recently
 exposed to irc.  As with many people, the appeal of irc to him was the
 abundant flow of warez sites that can be found in any one of a hundred
 different channels.  He was speaking to me of still trying to figure out
 the fine details of the commands, so i spoke up and explained as much as I
 could while still remaining within the realm of communication that a
 beginner could understand.  When he asked just how i knew all this, he was
 quite surprised to hear that I had used IRC and the various available client
 programs that were available.  Inevitably, this led to the obvious question
 of "so what do you do on there?"  That seemingly simple question soon
 revealed the great depth it possessed.  I tried to explain the concept of
 the "underground computer art scene" with mixed success, trying once again
 to find just the right words that a beginner would understand.  It was at
 this point that i realized what is obvious to many, but beyond the grasp of
 so many more.  This underground culture, the "ART SCENE" if you will, has
 developed such a profound linguistic and technical jargon that it rivals
 most professions.  Words like pack, newschool, oldschool, and colly seem
 incredibly simple and obvious.  To an outside observer, however, these have
 an almost mystical quality.  Bah, i've grown tired of this topic.  If you
 still don't quite understand this problem of jargon creating rifts instead
 of bringing together, then maybe you should think about it.  Or just go back
 to #ansi.  And that brings me to the second point of this article: IRC.
        I'm getting really really REALLY tired of the attitude out there that
 somehow IRC _IS_ 'the scene'.  I can't recall how many times someone has
 asked how long "person x" has been on IRC, only to say something incredibly
 dumb like "oh, so you're new to the art scene?".  What a load of shit (Can
 you feel the definitive turn towards a rant that this has taken? I knew you
 could).  I had been involved with my own particular art form and had been
 part of international groups for years before encountering IRC.  Somehow,
 the idea that #ansi is the center of the universe has crept into the minds
 of all the niave little children out there.  I recall a conversation
 recently from #ansi (one of the few times i've lowered myself to actually
 stay in there longer than 10 seconds) only to see someone comment that "all
 these other art channels were created because the people were pissed they
 couldn't get ops in here".  Wow is that both egocentric and incredibly wrong.
 Unfortunately, the rare glimmer of intelligence that #ansi shows is buried
 beneath a 20 foot layer of pure crap. Just try to refute that.  It simply
 cannot be done.  The sooner that people (and i'm starting to use that term
 loosely for most of the inhabitants) realize that there's a DISTINCT
 difference between the ld bbs art community, the 'underground artscene', the
 'ansi' scene, and the #ansi scene, the sooner we can all try to get back to
 the sense of family and comradery that has been lost to the ircbeast.

        I'll state this once again.  I really don't give a damn if you don't
        agree with this.  It's a rant.  That's what a rant does.  So you can
        either step back and shut up or you can respond to this with
        something other than #ansi-speak.
                                - WindRider, King of the Mighty Rant


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               noname brand ascii.  Same taste, less expensive.

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         Instantly Forever

    staring into her eyes,
    i can see my own future
    it scares me yet at the same time
    i relish in its firm warmth.


    a touch
    a look
    makes the world blindingly bright.
    all i want is her drug in my viens
    for with it to power me,
    i am invincible.

    that breif moment when our souls live as one
    carries me through the day on gossimer wings.
    my thoughts
    my heart
    they live as one under her care
    waiting for the time
    when they are once again complete.

    there's nothing that her kiss won't remedy
    for in that brief shining moment
    we are the world
    and the world is ours for the taking.
    we are together
    instantly forever.

                       - WindRider
                         Apr 10 1997
                         dedicated to everyone's
                         special someone.

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    productive year.  During that time i've had the opportunity to talk
    with some of the most fun and intelligent people you could ever hope
    to know.  And here's a personal word to just some of them.

    hiro:  simply put, you ARE the man.  It's been a hell of a fun time
           the past few years here in the Middlanowhere.  you're gonna
           be missed by all the krew here in the 306.  And either you
           keep in touch or we're all going on a road trip to Vancouver
           in order to kick your ass all the way to Eniggy's house.
    necromancer:  thanks for being one of the first guys i knew on irc.
           you saw a guy that couldn't draw his way out of a wet paper
           bag and yet still gave me encouragement.  keep it up and one
           of these days i might bullshit you enough to get into remorse.
    tinyz: the man from pollackaville.  i always have a blast hanging out
           with you on irc, just waiting for a little gem to come forth,
           like that time we took over #vcompo 30 minutes before it was
           supposed to start.  We have to do that more often.
    omi:   if you don't send me quake, how the hell am i supposed to play
           against you?  I've reaally got to get my anus down to omizona
           one of these days.
    fah:   you wacky-assed fudgemonkey.  Do something to get shot in the
           other leg so that you can get your PimpCane back. ;)
    ohseven:  i still can't beleive you did a logo for this bitch of a
           colly.  What were you thinking man?!$!@$!#%$!#$%!
    nlw122:   no one who sees this will have any idea who you are, but you've
           been a great source of inspiration, fun, innocence and happiness
           since the day i first talked with you.  here's hoping there's
           more of the same in the future.
                                                  .
    and even more....                             :
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    now for the people who are also a big part of the past year, but who
    i apparently didn't give enough of a damn about to say something
    personal.  h0h0h0h0 (hey, stop throwing things!!)
         mithrandir, acidjack, empty, ack, nitro, wise-kid, the #ascii klan
         from across the pond, the Quad-P krew who have kept me going,
         miasma, erupt, black jack, cain and the noname/kwest boyz,
         whodini, kent and angie, brynt and laurie, the weisner i'll
         squeezner, mry0y0, paine, enigmatic, argon (i'm still waiting
         for the revival of Revolt), the junkies of efnet's #ascii and
         #remorse, mhz/bugsy/the man with the 20 word nick, and a special
         shout out to everyone that has the guts to try something new,
         because whether it's good or bad it has expanded our horizons
         beyond the current limitations we give ourselves.  you guys are
         my heroes.  keep it up.


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\     ____/___|_      /___\    .    /____|_     \_\___)_/     /_.___\_   _|__
/     /        /     /    /    |___/      /     /      /      __|    /      /
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 :::::::::|_____|-wk!/ja:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


         if you want to know what it's like to be me, talk to the following
         people:
                thanks to tinyz for the windrider logo.
                thanks to acidjack for the credits logo.
                thanks to shamen for the greets logo.
                thanks to hiro for the greets logo.
                thanks to o7 for the end logo (you can't miss it)

                thanks to hiro for being hiro.
                thanks to me for not going insane.
                thanks to nlw122 for being nlw122 (h0h0h0)
                thanks to the #ascii krew for being there 24/7.

                thanks to meatloaf for the inpsirational music.
                thanks to metallica for a kickass concert
                thanks to KISS for an even better kickass concert.
                thanks to dad for selling me the PimpMobile.
                did i thank hiro yet? hehehehe

                thanks to tinyz for being tinyz.
                thanks to necromancer for being an assmonkey.
                thanks to remorse ascii for being too elite for my ass.
                thanks to the weisner for being there-ish.
                thanks to you (whoever the hell you are) for getting this
                       far and not killing yourself or me.

       look for my next colly sometime between now and dec 31 1999. ;)

       CIAO BAYBEE!!!
         -WindRider  June 15 1997


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