From: Mylana
Subject: meet
Dated: Fri Jul 02 08:59:06

Sorry guys, I can't make it now!
really sorry!
I'll make sure I make the next one!

From: Guiseppe
Subject: Thursday Quizzes
Dated: Fri Jul 02 19:14:50

Despite the legendary Shades Apathy, and some of the most feeble excuses
I've ever heard, the Thursday night Quiz made a long overdue return last n
The first Quiz was a close fought affair between Jasmine and Hackwork,
before Jasmine edged it by answering the final 4 questions in a row.
Thanks to all who turned up, I can't write what I think of the stayaways
As I would get busted again.
It goes without saying that the next Quiz will be 9pm BST Thursday 8th Jul

From: Wizzo
Subject: End of the World
Dated: Fri Jul 02 19:17:33

Nice one Zeon, can't argue with that.
Now... what constitutes the end of the world?
If my BBQ gets rained out Sunday, thats pretty much it for me.
I wouldn't mind Archdom, I guess. Specially if it's all expenses
Seeya xinvis Monday!

From: Ray
Subject: Kwiz!
Dated: Fri Jul 02 23:32:43

Yay Quiz!!

From: Starrmist
Subject: Zeon
Dated: Sat Jul 03 00:20:42

Hate to ruin the parade and party, but Nostradomas
predicted the end of the world on the same day
as the solar eclipse, Sunday the 11th July 1999.
Besides it was July the 4th he predicted so ner ner
em gets off her know-it-all soapbox now...

From: Zeon
Subject: Starrmist
Dated: Sat Jul 03 12:10:48

As the solar eclipse where???
The solar eclipse in this country is in August, so does
that mean that the world will end one bit at a time
depending on if you happen to be in the place of the solar
eclipse at the time??
em burns Shedevil's soapbox

From: Pegasus
Subject: Zeon/Starrmist
Dated: Sat Jul 03 20:59:51

Wow! This place really IS better than Wimbledon!
Go on, Starry - beat him round the head with the remains of your soapbox!

From: Starrmist
Subject: Zeon
Dated: Sat Jul 03 23:41:09

That could well be the case...
But, Nostradamus predicted Penrith would go first.

From: Zeon
Subject: Starmist
Dated: Sun Jul 04 02:36:55

Penrith went years ago...about the time that I moved there...

From: Guiseppe
Subject: The End of The World
Dated: Sun Jul 04 10:35:04

That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, an aeroplane
Lenny Bruce is not afraid........
That's about as close as the end of the world is gonna get kiddies.
Oh, by the way, I feel fine.

From: Aeia
Subject: End of the World
Dated: Sun Jul 04 13:44:42

Well, it feels like the end of the World today
but that probably has something to do with the ammount of
alcohol consumed last night... urghh..

From: Starrmist
Subject: Aeia/End of World
Dated: Sun Jul 04 15:16:17

I concur with that statement Aeia...

From: Chant
Subject: Bloodbath Results
Dated: Sun Jul 04 22:04:49

Tonight there's a draw for first place! Gypsy didn't get killed at all
and although Jivecatt did get killed once (Assassin turned up very late!)
her kills were all kills (not defeats) so it sort of evened out....
So tonight's winners are - Gypsy with 14 kills, 2 defeats and no deaths
& Jivecatt (who got her last kill in the last minute!) - 16 kills 1 death
In second place, Bogus - 3 kills and no deaths
Deadcat came in third - 2 defeats and 8 deaths

From: Chant
Subject: Bloodbath Results Contin
Dated: Sun Jul 04 22:10:03

In fourth place a very, very late Assassin - 1 defeat and 2 deaths
In fifth place, Robe - 1 kill and 15 deaths
Poor Hackwork died 9 times and Grainger died twice
I couldn't help but notice how people were queuing up to attack our
Resident Lag Queen (alias Deadcat) and Robe who's still quite new
whilst remaining apparently oblivious to the charms of each other...
I do hope bloodbaths a la Az where everyone queues for the 'easy' kills
won't become the latest craze?! Hmmm?!

From: Chant
Subject: Deadcat and Gypsy!
Dated: Sun Jul 04 22:17:28

You both toddled off after the bloodbath without telling me who
you want your prize points on. Can you please e-mail me
at and let me know.
Alternatively let me know at the bloodbath next week.
I.O.U. Some Point Thingies....

From: Gypsy
Subject: Bloodbaths
Dated: Sun Jul 04 22:47:29

Its not a case of going for the 'easy' targets
It's simply the case that as it's so laggy you
have to take what comes by you cos its impossible
to move arround to find the targets
Zipping the more experience players doesnt work either
cos 9 times out of 10 they are already involved in a fight
I would much rather have a decent fight with an experienced
player rather than simply slaughtering the less experienced ones
but the recent lag on BB days just doesnt let you do this
Well thats my opinion.

From: Grange
Subject: BB's
Dated: Mon Jul 05 07:42:39

Has anyone considered moving the BB to another night?
Sunday is a laggy night all over the web.
wouldn't it be better to try a week night?

From: Jivecatt
Subject: BB
Dated: Mon Jul 05 18:44:15

I agree with Gypsy's point ...
It is very laggy and hard to move around, and I
end up staying in one place, zipping anyone and
everyone who is free (most usually the less experienced
I also agree with Grange's point about changing
the BB night from Sunday to a weeknight.
Pros: less lag (hopefully), more players and
different players. Cons: none

From: Phaid
Subject: BB
Dated: Tue Jul 06 07:18:05

Sounds good to me, I havent had a decent BB in months
and yes...before you say it...I realise that's because I'm a useless
but recently I'vebeen dying most times before I've even known I was
attacked. Is there any reason why the BB night couldnt be changed?
At least we could prove whether it's a sunday problem or not.

From: Robe
Subject: bb
Dated: Tue Jul 06 18:38:38

can u arches change bb to a week night PLEASE!
i never get more than 1 kill cos of lag

From: Guiseppe
Subject: Lag
Dated: Tue Jul 06 20:50:50

I don't think it's a Sunday problem.
The lag has been crippling for the last 3 days.
Can someone give Peri a few shillings for the meter.

From: Strangler
Subject: message for brid
Dated: Tue Jul 06 21:28:44

Brid I really really need to speak to you - let me know how and when and
I will do it
if you want it to be private then i can do that - but whatever you do I

From: Azmodan
Subject: Double playing
Dated: Fri Jul 09 00:33:03

The person who knows who they are who was double playing with a wiz and a
second which was out of safe, it may well of been an accident and all I
said was quote "you wanna be more careful then". If you wanna go off in a
huff fine but you have been warned next time i see you doing it accident
or no accidnet.I`ll bust you esspecialy if your killing a mortal as
you were end of subject eg: no moaing you were caught plain and simple
and it isnt the first time ive been told!!!!!.

From: Wizzo
Subject: Double Standards
Dated: Fri Jul 09 11:19:31

For someone who often excuses himself from the immortal
code of conduct, you sound awfully strict, Azmodan.

From: Azmodan
Subject: Wizzo
Dated: Fri Jul 09 13:45:15

Well if you have a problem then make a complaint then and stop moaning.

From: Starrmist
Subject: Azmodan/Wizzo
Dated: Fri Jul 09 23:09:17

Just kill each other and get it over with...

From: Zeon
Subject: Wizzo/Azmodan
Dated: Sat Jul 10 00:15:30

Will you two girls just stop bickering otherwise
I will be forced to pull down your pants and smack your
botties till they are red

From: Archaro
Subject: Zeon
Dated: Sat Jul 10 00:27:36

Are you selling tickets? Can you do it in the Arena? Enquiring
(not to say twisted) minds want to know!

From: Archaro
Subject: Goodbye for a while...
Dated: Sat Jul 10 12:58:36

Well, ladies and gentlemen (and others),
The time has come for me to say goodbye, at least for a little while.
Various things are going on in my life at the moment, and something has
got to give. Unfortunately, Shades is the first. I've had many a happy
hour playing Shades, and have met (and re-met) many friends, who I will
remain in contact with. There isn't much else to say except I'll miss you
all :)

From: Archaro
Subject: Goodbye (contd)
Dated: Sat Jul 10 13:00:47

I'll still be on now and then to catch up with the gossip, so you won't
be rid of me totally (sorry about that, and all). Keep playing - Shades
may be old and rickety (sorry Peri, but it is!) but it's got some life lef
in it, and who knows, with all the influx of new players, it might even
start to resemble the Shades of old. I've seen game 2 open a couple of
times. That was scarey...
Anyway, I'm off.

From: Pegasus
Subject: Archie
Dated: Sun Jul 11 10:10:04


From: Zeon
Subject: A word
Dated: Sun Jul 11 11:56:12

Its become apparent that some immortals
are again misusing their powers in order
to aid their seconds.
As I don't really want a repeat of the events of earlier
this year, could those that are doing this please
refrain from it.
Just because people aren't MT'ing doesn't mean that other
irregularities go un-noticed.....

From: Savannah
Subject: Archie
Dated: Sun Jul 11 18:05:16

Well goodbye for now..Do stay in touch as often as possible..

From: Elusive
Subject: Honesty
Dated: Sun Jul 11 20:11:34

I fink Zeons message entitled "a word" is bang out of
Its flagrant mis-advertising, you get drawn in with the
entircement of a short to the point message, only to find
a whopping FIFTY-FOUR words!!!
Franky Zeon, its dishonest and you should be ashamed!

From: Chant
Subject: Bloodbath Results
Dated: Sun Jul 11 22:18:18

Tonight's winner is Jivecatt - 13 kills and no deaths
Second place goes to Obsession - 8 kills, 1 defeat and 3 deaths
In third place, Deadcat - 1 kill, 2 defeats and 13 deaths
Fourth place goes to Bogus - 1 kill, 1 defeat and 4 deaths
And last but not least, Hackwork who got killed 8 times (poor thing!)
Thanks to everyone who turned up and the reason for it being cut short
will be posted in a minute.

From: Chant
Subject: The shutdown reason
Dated: Sun Jul 11 22:22:59

Sorry for the bloodbath being shut early but there's someone up a very
tall tree in the field at the back and the fire brigade started to wave
ladders very close to the power lines so I had a nasty feeling that they
may well cut the power. They have said now that the power won't be
affected (which will be a first!) and so Shades can go back on. (I was
ever so good and closed 'puters down before they got all zappedededed!)
p.s., He's still up the tree.....

From: Chant
Subject: Weeknight Bloodbaths
Dated: Sun Jul 11 22:27:33

So would everyone prefer a mid-week bloodbath rather than Sunday?
Would Monday suit people? Replies on a postcard please!
That's if he ever gets out of that tree.....

From: Hackwork
Subject: Weeknight Bloodbaths
Dated: Sun Jul 11 22:55:01

Monday suits me.
Maybe a less laggy night would be helpful
Although I suspect I may be beyond help ;)

From: Zeon
Subject: Honesty
Dated: Sun Jul 11 22:57:51

Sorry Lussy, I'll try to more forthright in the future
thats 10 words, no its 13, no its 16, no its 19
opps wrong again its 22

From: Zeon
Subject: Orientation
Dated: Sun Jul 11 23:00:33

Monday aint exactally mid-week but it's fine by me

From: Deckard
Subject: Azmodan/A word...
Dated: Mon Jul 12 00:46:10

In my defence, and I think you were refering to me Az,
a) I wasn't making an excuse
b) I have no interest in using my wiz to help my seconds...
I've spent enough time and money in getting this wizard, so I'm not
likely to abuse it and lose it...
I ql'd from the game and brought on a second.
this brings on another window when I bring on a second
and it covers up the first window.
and basically it auto logged back on after a [time out].
I'm not even sure why I'm bothering to explain this...
oh y

From: Deckard
Subject: [continued]
Dated: Mon Jul 12 00:48:49

oh yeah, that was it - Az - I wish you would get off that pretend
high horse of yours...and stop stirring...
it is quite boring..
nuff said....and no hard feelings...
just had to mention it :)

From: Deckard
Subject: Seeya Archy!
Dated: Mon Jul 12 00:52:47

It's a shame to see you go archy....
hopefully see you around occasionally..
best 'o luck in the real world 'n all that :)

From: Savannah
Subject: BB's
Dated: Mon Jul 12 01:06:26

Yeah Monday is fine although I'm at Brownies until 7pm
(No JOKES please!)
so may be a little jaded...
PS I got 10 in the end this week, one more just before the shut down.

From: Starrmist
Subject: BB
Dated: Mon Jul 12 07:14:39

Monday is ok with me, but I'm with Zeon - Maybe a
little later in the week, say Tuesday or Wednesday?
And P.S. too Chant, I also received an extra kill just
before the game reset. So that's a total of 14 I think :)

From: Phaid
Subject: BB's
Dated: Mon Jul 12 09:50:10

any night would be Phine with me - hoping it's a bit less laggy
just lemme know and I'll do my best to be there....

From: Azmodan
Subject: Deccy
Dated: Mon Jul 12 12:28:38

An explination wasnt needed as youve been caught with 2 on before by
someone else. If I ever see you doing it again and killing someone
who hardly plays the game i`ll bust you straight away end of subject.
Same as I would expect anyone to do the same to me if I did that, there
quite within there rights to.

From: Mylana
Subject: bb
Dated: Mon Jul 12 13:40:56

the only con with having a weekday bb is the phone bill
cost is more!

From: Deckard
Subject: Yawn
Dated: Mon Jul 12 13:42:54

Az, your becomming really boring lately? is it the heat getting to you?
I suggest maybe a little less of the alchahol, and more light...
lack of it tends to effect the nervous system.
And I think yours seems to be a little out of control. ;)
I think you need to turn off the power trip and realise that
busting at will causes more problems than necessary...
you history dictates this already... so please learn from it.
P.S oooooh I love it when your angry! :)

From: Pegasus
Subject: Next Round
Dated: Mon Jul 12 14:45:44

Get your tickets now for the next round, guys!
Ring-side seats!
See bloodshed!
Only Lotsapounds!

From: Brid
Subject: Sigh...
Dated: Mon Jul 12 15:20:45

Does anyone know the URL for chatters anonymous?
Brid is beginning to do a 'Bear' I'm afraid...
Need a reality check.
From now on you can call me Morgan.

From: Azmodan
Subject: Millie
Dated: Mon Jul 12 16:15:28

You get charged more after 6pm than you do at weekends M. I`d change
the phone company if I were you.

From: Azmodan
Subject: Deck
Dated: Mon Jul 12 16:25:12

I tell you what Deck we can easily stop this argument, I can just
bust your ass next time your on :)

From: Robe
Subject: bb
Dated: Mon Jul 12 16:30:24

can u arches put bb to a week night (monday would be ideal)
or any other non laggy night

From: Deckard
Subject: Azza
Dated: Mon Jul 12 18:09:49

Well you could do Az, but that would be rather pointless....
oh and the bit about my ass - sorry Az... I'm straight. :)
From your old pal Deck.

From: Zeon
Subject: Azzy/Deccy
Dated: Mon Jul 12 22:43:22

If you two dont stop this petty inane bickering I'll bust
the both of you.....
so ner..

From: Ambo
Subject: Azmodan/busting
Dated: Tue Jul 13 00:20:17

Sigh...Vallhalla just bust Deckard....
There was absolutley no reason for it....
apart from the fact that he said he was acting 'serious'..?
I'm not sure what he meant by that.... :(
think we need a chat Zeon...

From: Hackwork
Subject: Monday BBs
Dated: Tue Jul 13 00:22:27

I think I'd rather be repeatedly killed on a Monday
than later in the week
Wednesdays are a bad night for me, for instance.

From: Phaid
Subject: children
Dated: Tue Jul 13 01:50:02

Jeez azzy - grow up!

From: Mylana
Subject: az/deck
Dated: Tue Jul 13 10:22:26

Come on people
Az, all of us at some point have probably tried to use our
immortal to help a second
Deck has done it, been told off and won't do it again
just let it lie

From: Guiseppe
Subject: Busts
Dated: Tue Jul 13 19:00:23

Seems to me that some people need to be denied sharp objects Zeon !

From: Chant
Subject: Midweek Bloodbaths
Dated: Sat Jul 17 10:31:27

Monday seems to be fine for most people and it's the best night
for me - so Monday it is! If it needs to be changed for any reason
I'll try to put a message on the chat track and wall
So see you at 9pm on Monday!
p.s., Sorry for any missed kills just before the reset but I DID tell
you lot that it was going to close any second and I was rushing around
switching stuff off and so didn't see you slaying more bods...

From: Zeon
Subject: Midweek Bloodbaths
Dated: Sat Jul 17 16:02:12

Mutter, gotta go change Inshades now...
work work work

From: Deckard
Subject: work work work
Dated: Sat Jul 17 19:16:54

awww...... poor old Zeon....
a womans work is never done eh Z... [snigger]

From: Wizzo
Subject: Fun and Games
Dated: Sun Jul 18 14:49:45

Surely not another bust Az... grin.
I wonder if that sharp objects idea could be implemented
just for our poor old trigger happy azzy.
In fact, I dont think too many others have ever used bust
command, never mind using it every other week.
Grin. Couldnt resist it. Youre one in a million az.
And I think we're all very grateful for that.

From: Deckard
Subject: million?
Dated: Sun Jul 18 16:22:17

er...I'd say - unique is more fitting... :)

From: Wizzo
Subject: million
Dated: Sun Jul 18 21:22:07

Ill drink to that, Deck!

From: Chant
Subject: Bloodbath Results
Dated: Mon Jul 19 21:56:29

Tonight was the first midweek bloodbath! Coo!
In first place, Gypsy - 10 kills, 9 defeats and 1 death. Hebbens!
In second place, Urqhart - 4 kills, 8 defeats and 1 death
In third place, Deadcat - 2 kills, 1 defeat and 20 deaths (!)
In fourth place, Thustra - 2 defeats and 6 deaths
In fifth place, Bogus - 1 kill and 3 deaths
In sixth place, Hackwork - 1 kill and 7 deaths
Huge congrats to everyone; especially the newbies who did brilliantly!
See you all next week!

From: Mylana
Subject: everquest
Dated: Tue Jul 20 18:22:23

Has anyone got everquest????
if u have can you email me and tell me what it's all about
and how good it is, graphics, speed and cost???
it looks good but I'm not sure if I will play it that
much unless it is good (and cheapish!)
look forward to hearing from everyone!!!!

From: Pegasus
Subject: EverQuest
Dated: Tue Jul 20 23:35:28

I've got it!
machine at mo).
Suffice it to say, it's a bit on the addictive side!

From: Pegasus
Subject: Previous
Dated: Tue Jul 20 23:36:07

Bah. That second line was MEANT to say...
(interloping on someone else's machine at the mo).
So I'll email you when I get home.

From: Brid
Subject: ChatTrack
Dated: Mon Jul 26 10:51:25

Blimey, the excitement in here is almost getting too much for me!

From: Zeon
Subject: Chattrack
Dated: Mon Jul 26 22:24:37

yeah, trust you to go spoil it by wriiting summit

From: Mylana
Subject: CT
Dated: Tue Jul 27 02:05:57

yeah, that's right out of order!!!

From: Brid
Subject: CT
Dated: Tue Jul 27 09:16:04

ooooh... sowwy Zeon and Mylana....
So much to learn!
em shakes her head in despair....

From: Chant
Subject: Bloodbath Results
Dated: Tue Jul 27 21:59:19

Tonight's winner is Jabba - 15 kills, 2 defeats and 5 deaths
Second is Deadcat (coo!) - 11 kills, 2 defeats and 5 deaths
Third is Lostboy - 1 kill, 1 defet and 12 deaths
Fourth is Buffy (who popped on for a quicky?!?!) - 1 kill and 6 deaths
Poor Hackwork got killed 5 times and didn't get his revenge - YET!!
Thanks to everyone who turned up and see you on Monday at 9pm!