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 Can't sleep? Bored with the same-ol' same-ol'?

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Jul 26, 2001
Hop on ICQ and relieve your boredom. Explore exciting new people! Taunt them with your wedded bliss! Tease them with shadowy hints at ghostly stories!

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Why Natalie Portman Is Better Than Any Of You
exorcising haunted attics
we've hit the big time, baby!
has natalie met her match??
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Hell in a Handbasket
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Startling Revelation
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Happy Birthday, Reagan
OB-La-Di, OB-La-Da
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Ghostly stories (5.00 / 3) (#1)
by nakedac on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 02:42:20 AM PST
osm, in light of your recent escapades with an unnamed adequacy reader, I feel the need to remind you of your loyalties. We, the editors here at adequacy, can't bear to see you led astray from the path to your golden Natalie. This cavorting has sickened and saddened us.

To remind you of the root of your passions, I have composed this humble bit of fiction. Please take this parable to heart, dear osm, and do not abandon the way of Natalie. We all hope to see you better soon.

Love and good wishes from your fellow staff members here at adequacy. At least from those of us who are not bastards.


Scenes From a Dream

Her soft brown hair blew gently in the night wind. She stood quiet, taking in the movement of the cool night breeze through her blouse and the scents of the country. Goosebumps formed on her arms as she took a breath of the chill air.

Natalie turned and saw osm locking the car door. Watching him do this mundane task, she smiled. "Its so beautiful here," she thought. "What a wonderful night to be alive and with this man."

osm turned and saw her smile. At first, he wasn't sure if she was laughing at him; he found it difficult to believe that this lovely creature would want to be here with him. She laughed and ran over to him, hair swinging, grabbed his arm and pulled him toward the stacks of hay in the distance. He followed, slipping his hand into hers.

At almost a run, she led him halfway down the dirt road. Abruptly, she stopped, turned to face him and grabbed his other hand. "Look at the stars!" she said, and tilted her face up to the sky.

osm looked into her face. He could see a soft smile and her eyes were sparkling. He could feel her small, warm hands in his. She was so alive, so aware! A shiver ran through his body.

Natalie looked back down at osm. He was smiling at her. "How wonderful," she thought. She laughed and quickly kissed him on the lips. He looked a little startled, so she slid a hand into his hair and gently stroked the back of his neck.

The kiss had surprised osm. As she touched his neck, he felt his pulse quicken, and he tried to catch her gaze. Did this mean what he hoped? It can't. It must. He was breathing faster now, his perceptions focusing on her and where their bodies were touching. Why wouldn't she look at him?

Why didn't he kiss her? Wasn't she beautiful? Didn't he want to? Natalie squeezed osm's hand, but he didn't squeeze back. Oh, god. Should she have kissed him? She looked up into his eyes. She was lost. There was nowhere else to look, and he wanted her.

Their arms moved around each other and they kissed. Their bodies overlapped, and they sank into each other, beyond their normal physical boundaries. The kiss lasted a long time, and when it finally ended they both stood swaying for a moment, leaning against each other.

osm held her close and inhaled the soft fragrance of her hair. "What's happening to me," he thought. "How can this be real?" He could feel her breathing and the heat of her skin where they touched.

Natalie took a deep breath and pressed her face into his neck. "I want this. Oh, god, I really want this," she thought. She felt herself give up to his warmth. She wanted to sink into him and stay there forever. She brought her mouth up to his and they kissed again.

This time, the kiss was more passionate. osm felt her beside him, responding to his touch. He slid one hand down over her bottom and felt the perfect roundness of it. She moved under him and moaned quietly. He began to loose himself into her.

Natalie felt osm hold her close and caress her softly. "Yes," she thought, and surrendered herself to her feelings.

Gently, they fell into the soft grass at the side of the road.


As her awareness of the world came back to her, Natalie felt osm laying beside her in the grass. He was gently stroking her hair and smiling down at her. She turned slightly and pressed her face into his chest. He was so warm and inviting!

osm had never felt as content and at peace with the world as he did at that moment. He smiled into the night and held Natalie close to him.

Quietly, they lay together and looked up at the stars.

I'm in favor of faith-based missile defense.

Wow (1.00 / 1) (#3)
by SpaceGhoti on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 09:30:06 AM PST
I have new respect for you as a writer. Seriously. You took an unpalatable, unloveable caricature of a person and turned out a story I could actually read.

I take my hat off to you.

A troll's true colors.

osm is truly a genius. (5.00 / 2) (#4)
by TheReverand on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 09:56:37 AM PST
Those stories and his obsessions have made him famous far and wide.

You on the other hand are really boring.

Good to see (1.00 / 1) (#5)
by SpaceGhoti on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 10:12:08 AM PST
Your espousal of solidarity among the Editors (Infinite in Their Wisdom) is heartwarming. I've been concerned by comments made by various Editors (Infinite in Their Wisdom) that suggested something less than a common mind, but this helps to debunk that myth. It is my pleasure to serve as the scapegoat and symbol of villification for Adequacy's Editors (Infinite in Their Wisdom) for the time being.

A troll's true colors.

Oh! it all makes sense now (5.00 / 2) (#12)
by opalhawk on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 10:50:45 AM PST







Clever. I guess you were right then... it -is- all your fault... or that is what we are all going to keep telling ourselves....*shiver*

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.

There is no solidarity. (5.00 / 2) (#13)
by TheReverand on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 11:18:10 AM PST
I am long ago embittered and seek vengeance against most of them. That does not stop me from seeing that osm is a brilliant author however.

You are just a wanker on the other hand. Completely lifeless and devoid of anything worthwhile.

Spaceghoti... (5.00 / 1) (#6)
by CaptainZornchugger on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 10:12:10 AM PST
Are you feeling threatened??

Threatened (1.00 / 1) (#7)
by SpaceGhoti on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 10:15:46 AM PST
Heavens, no. I honestly think nakedac managed to write a remarkably good story, particularly given the subject matter. I truly admire his talent.

A troll's true colors.

You misunderstand... (5.00 / 2) (#8)
by CaptainZornchugger on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 10:23:29 AM PST
I mean in your description of osm. As if perhaps you're afraid that he's intruding upon your turf. Are you threatened by osm, and his efforts to woo opalhawk? If not, why the hostility? why the descriptions of him as a 'unpalatable, unloveable caricature'?

By the way, when are you moving? Are you likely still to have a stable net connection when you do?

nakedac isn't a "he" (5.00 / 1) (#17)
by osm on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 11:38:10 AM PST
you dolt.

Goodness! (1.00 / 1) (#18)
by SpaceGhoti on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 11:41:29 AM PST
My most sincere apologies to nakedac. I looked before I leapt. I had no intention of maligning you in any way whatsoever.

A troll's true colors.

and no... (5.00 / 2) (#19)
by osm on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 11:46:46 AM PST
she doesn't want any part of your sick free-love fantasy either. you damn dirty hippie.

Probably a good thing (1.00 / 1) (#20)
by SpaceGhoti on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 11:50:39 AM PST
Particularly since I wasn't planning to ask. Since when does a compliment have to involve sexual interest?

A troll's true colors.

you fool (5.00 / 1) (#15)
by osm on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 11:32:12 AM PST
i didn't write this!

Yes. (1.00 / 1) (#16)
by SpaceGhoti on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 11:36:20 AM PST
I know.

A troll's true colors.

+1 Section (1.00 / 1) (#2)
by sventhatcher on Thu Jul 26th, 2001 at 02:54:00 AM PST
Some good suggestions are made, but it needs more detail to get a FP vote from me.

What sort of people should we talk to on ICQ?

Where can we find them?

Also it's unclear to me whether I should be myself or if I should assume a persona for maximum enjoyment.

--Sven (now with bonus weblog vanity site! (MLP sold seperately))


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