From: badriya
Subject: mailing list
Dated: Wed Aug 01 18:59:49

Is there a shades one?
And Branners..come back and try the puzzle.xx

From: ZEON
Subject: Shades Mailing List
Dated: Thu Aug 02 07:58:14

Yes there is...send an email to
with the single word 'SUBSCRIBE' (without the quotes!!) on the first line
of the message.

From: amstar
Subject: hamster
Dated: Sat Aug 04 00:25:23

hamsters are well, and alive.
running on their wheel, round and round.
but the hair is gone
and so is the beer.

From: Ellie
Subject: Ammie
Dated: Sat Aug 04 00:48:58

Hello Likkle Ammie
Nice to see your name again
You been hiding then?
Hope to see you soon
Great to see your alive and kicking!!
Look after your wheel,do not forget
To oil it now and again, or the rust will get it!!

From: ZEON
Subject: BB Results
Dated: Mon Aug 06 00:34:06

1st Bogus 5Kills, 1 Defence, 0 Deaths
2nd Darkness 3 Kills, 1 Defence, 2 Deaths
3rd Nandee 9 Deaths

From: amstar
Subject: quiet
Dated: Tue Aug 07 20:46:33

well i do pop on - it's just that when i do
there's no one here!
helloooo ellie xxx

From: Chant
Subject: Bloodbath Results
Dated: Sun Aug 12 22:12:21

Tonight's winner (by a mile!) is Moriarty - 11 kills, 12 defeats, 2 deaths
Cozette is in second place - 4 kills, 1 defeat and 8 deaths
In third place, the-long-suffering-Deadcat - 2 kills, 3 defeats, 18 deaths
Zxylo (a newbie who was having their first bloodbath!) is in fourth place
1 kill, 1 defeat and 6 deaths (and he had to leave early too)
Loads of congrats to all who took part and hope to see you (and you lot
too!) next week!

From: Halley
Subject: Wall and Gameplay
Dated: Sun Aug 19 12:16:18

Why are we still haunted by these rantings?
Fighting is a part of the game - end of story
No one likes dying, but you get used to it
Or better still learn to fight back (or flee at least)
There is no more satisfaction than scoring a defence
And seeing the pathetic creature which returns having been defeated
Slow connections, no software etc are not our problems
Perhaps a few attacks should be necessary to become immortal
To show you have really mastered the game?
Comments anyone? Hugs, Halley

From: badriya
Subject: Gameplay and fighting
Dated: Sun Aug 19 14:11:15

How many attacks should it be? How many times
should you have to go round collecting
and lose 50k, 80k etc because wiz seconds or arch
seconds have more fun killing high levels, before
you get to make immortal? Some of us actually
did make it a few times before the game came to
the net. We did it with slower modems
and lots more killers and simply get
bored being told to do it again.
and to fight when fighting is no longer
a matter of skill,but of whether you can handle
the software

From: badriya
Subject: How to play
Dated: Sun Aug 19 14:14:04

I never particularly liked fighting
I did learn and even helped in fite skool
but really no longer want to.
If Shades does not have room for players
who like to roleplay and chat
and get fed up being ignored because not invis
or nagged to go out and collect and fight
then it has narrowed, to its detriment.
Which is why I spend more time on the game
where you need never get levels at all to have
spells which let you roleplay fully.

From: Halley
Subject: Badriya
Dated: Sun Aug 19 16:05:49

OK perhpas needing attacks is going too far.
My point is more that it should be accepted that it happens
My main objection is to those who complain about being attacked all the ti
Or say fighting should be stopped
It is a part of the game, so if they don't like it
I have no problem with people opting to ssit and chat in safe zones
I have no problmes with those who opt to sit and chat in safe
what I object to is people complaining about being attacked
When that is part of the game

From: Someones
Subject: arch seconds....
Dated: Sun Aug 19 16:07:54

Bit of an explicit reference to 'arch' seconds there could of simply said 'immortal' seconds
I mean its been over a year now since I killed you..
.. get over it honey bunch
And I haven't attacked you simply must
get over this paranoia my sweet pea pod

From: Halley
Subject: Badriya II
Dated: Sun Aug 19 16:09:40

We all face the peril of death as we streive towards the goal
If we didn't it would be very boring - anyone can dodge mobiles
All I am trying to say is that cendemnation of killers is pointless
It is a legal part of the game to be expected.
And I should know I've been noviced at 127k before now!
You just pick yourself up and get on with it and eventually you get there
So, please no more anti-killer stuff on the wall..... its quite daft
If you don't want to risk dying stay in safe

From: Chant
Subject: Bloodbath results
Dated: Sun Aug 19 22:06:52

Tonight's storm-ahead-winner is Gypsy - 12 kills, 1 defeat and 0 deaths!
Obsession is second - 1 kill, 1 defeat and 4 deaths
And Moriarty is third - 1 kill and 9 deaths (poor chap...)
Sapphira joined in for a little while but left after dying 3 times
Congrats to all who joined in - hope to see more of you next week!

From: Siva
Subject: Badriya/Halley
Dated: Tue Aug 21 22:24:44

I would like to say that I agree entirely with Badriya.
And I'll tell you why... (shall I?)

From: Siva
Subject: Badrihalleystuff
Dated: Tue Aug 21 22:35:55

The game would be a duller place if people who didn't like being
killed, didn't squawk about it. Which being said, Badriya is correct
in saying that good roleplay is undervalued on Shades, and should possibly
be rewarded by favouring its proponents. Immortals who claim publicly
that fighting is part of the game are in my long experience generally
those who squawked loudest (bad language, vile insults) when they were
attacked as mortals.
And ignoring people who aren't invis is bad manners.

From: Siva
Subject: And another thing
Dated: Tue Aug 21 23:07:14

En arxi hn o logos, kai o logos hn pros ton theon, kai theos
hn o logos...
~So there

From: Halley
Subject: Siva/And another thing
Dated: Tue Aug 21 23:53:18

Are you feeling quite alright old chap?
Been in the some too long?

From: Halley
Subject: Errata
Dated: Tue Aug 21 23:53:59

substitute sun for some in the last one...

From: Branwell
Subject: Halley's solecism
Dated: Wed Aug 22 16:29:00

My dear fellow, as you only made the ONE error then your message should
have been headed "erratum" and NOT "errata".
But this is only to be expected when all the role players - whom I know
for a FACT received a proper classical education
- have been driven away by killer-s/w toting nerds with nothing better
to do but lurk invis in safe until a mortal appears, whom they
then promptly butcher.
and, yes, Ellie, this does mean YOU!
(Siva - pls. translate into Greek & this time keep it clean)

From: Halley
Subject: Branwell
Dated: Wed Aug 22 16:46:37

You can be really rather dense at times
The second error was writing errata not erratum
Hence the plural was quite appropriate
For reference I have never used software
I just like the occasional scrap
Unfortunately there are few people to attack these days
Why not get yourself another character on the go
And increase the target area a bit like I have been doing

From: ZEON
Subject: Branwell/Ellie
Dated: Thu Aug 23 10:02:32

Er Brannie my dear chap...
Ellie lurking in safe and then ATTACKING someone??
I mean Ellie ATTACKING??? are you playing the same
game as the rest of us?? is she?? indeed is this the
same dimension as the rest of us??
I mean Ellie...ATTACKING??? no never not ever no no no
and and .. oh oh Ellie...he called you a nerd..oh oh for attacking...nah..nah..nah

From: Branwell
Subject: Zeon
Dated: Thu Aug 23 14:03:05

DO go out and buy yourself a sense of irony, there's a good chap!
And I know for a FACT that an Ellie 2nd has killed that wimp Die - the
dear girl never tires of bragging about it!

From: Die
Subject: Me
Dated: Thu Aug 23 23:55:59

The whole Ellie killing Die episode was in fact
a feature of one of Ellies more erotic fantasies.
Yes, a long pointy object was used on myself but it
definately was NOT a sword

From: Halley
Subject: Die
Dated: Fri Aug 24 10:34:31


From: ZEON
Subject: Sugarpuff
Dated: Fri Aug 24 20:01:14

Stop and only warning

From: Ellie
Subject: Die
Dated: Sun Aug 26 00:56:39

HOI you likkle no good wannabe killer
You have Died by MY sword many times
And i was not dreaming at the time either
You will not be able to get better, till you admit these things
I am better than you, we all know that
So do come to terms with it,there's a good boy..

From: Die
Subject: Ellie
Dated: Sun Aug 26 10:37:24

yes, ok, you are better than me...
and the world is flat...
,,,pigs do fly...
,,,Branwell is a sex god...
,,,Zxylo doesn't qq at the mere sight of another player
,,,Peri plays this game every single day....

From: Ellie
Subject: Die
Dated: Sun Aug 26 17:33:29

Oh I believed all of that
Till you put Branwell is a sex God
Now I know your only joking
You will have to do better to fool me.

From: Chant
Subject: Bloodbath Results
Dated: Sun Aug 26 22:04:35

Tonight's mass-slayer was Gypsy - 19 kills, 2 defeats and 0 deaths
(so she hacked and slayed and ran like a good 'un!)
Moriarty is second - 5 kills, 4 defeats and 7 deaths
Third is Melt - 2 kills, 1 defeat and 15 deaths
Zxylo is fourth - 1 kill, 2 defeats and 13 deaths
Thanks all for joining in and see you next week!

From: Siva
Subject: Branwell
Dated: Sun Aug 26 23:02:22

Branwell is in fact a sex-god.
And so am I.
Ladies, please note.
Signed by Order
General Secretary, Working Sex-Gods Friendly Association
Siva Metimbros (Megales Omphalloides)

From: Deckard
Subject: Flash & Firewalls
Dated: Tue Aug 28 10:36:10

Hi all, just a quickie.
I'm sure there is someone out there who can answer this, so I wanted
to run it by you guys.
Does anyone know of any problems with Flash (The plug-in) and Firewalls/La
rge Networks? - If so, could you reply to this or email me on
Deckster x

From: Branwell
Subject: Siva...
Dated: Tue Aug 28 10:38:28 ever speaks true.
And like him, I carry my Sex God Licence (1st class) simply EVERYWHERE
Signed: Branwell the Honest Artisan
(Purveyor of multiple orgasms to the wives of gentle folk: favourite
god-son of Dargas the Many-Armed)

From: Ellie
Subject: Brannie
Dated: Tue Aug 28 16:15:09

One is confused as to why you BOTH
Need to carry around your Sex God Licence?
Could this be because NO ONE believes this could be possible
Or because you have to prove it to yourselves that it might be
Or because one of you
was given a Toy Post Office Set and has made them up.
I know which one I believe!!!!

From: Guiseppe
Subject: Branny
Dated: Tue Aug 28 21:51:37

Dunno about 'God-Son of Dargas'.....
More like Son of Sadarse !!

From: Branwell
Subject: Guiseppe
Dated: Wed Aug 29 13:04:42

You made me promise NEVER to call you that Dad!

From: Branwell
Subject: Silly Question
Dated: Wed Aug 29 13:11:11

Because so many jealous idiots go around PRETENDING to be US Ellie,
you daft specimen!
I mean, I know for a FACT you've been conned a few times by over-sexed
lowlife claiming to be either myself or Siva.
Branwell the Only True & Original
(Bookings now being taken for New Year's Eve & 2002)

From: Ellie
Subject: Bookings
Dated: Wed Aug 29 16:45:16

Er Brannie just what are you taking bookings for
Just what are you going to be up to
on New Year's Eve and during 2002
I DREAD to think
How is the Toy Post Office, you used up all the cards yet then?
Love as Always ( In Your Dreams)