Announcement: Great Big Blowing Void Day

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Mikki Halpin

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Jan 12, 1995, 12:02:05 AM1/12/95
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loopy (lm...@cornell.edu) wrote:

(proposal omitted)

Having spent Valentine's Day in Ithaca myself, I wholeheartedly second
the motion, but only if Lucy promises to stay away from the gorges. And
the townies.

mikki

Vladimir

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Jan 13, 1995, 6:00:38 AM1/13/95
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In article <lmm5-110...@132.236.78.27>, lm...@cornell.edu (loopy) wrote:

> TO ALL THE FINE READERS OF ALT.ANGST:
[ . . . ]
> I am declaring what is to my knowledge the first ever angst holiday on
> February 14. On that day, whether we like it or not, we are all going to
> celebrate GREAT BIG BLOWING VOID DAY.
[ . . . ]
> 1. Only original material is to be posted. (no Nine Inch Nails lyrics,
> thank you very much).

> 2. what constitutes angst? ergg. tough one. let's just say it's up to the
> person posting to decide whether it's angst. if it's eating you up it
> counts. The angst cops will be off duty. Honor system in place.

Okay, but we'll all have to answer for our posts on the 15th.

> 3. how do we feel about follow-ups? should we make a no follow-ups rule? or
> are follow-ups ok?

Follow-ups should *NOT* be okay. I'm a strong proponent of the no
follow-ups rule, at least for GBBV-Day.

> 4. It seems to me we could declare a one-day amnesty and allow poetry.

Gag. All right, I'll grudgingly go along with this, but only if the
poetry is both original and angstful.

> 5. would it be okay to repost some of the great angst classics, or should
> there be an all-new material rule?

All new material.

> Suggestions and discussion are welcome and inevitable. But I really hope we
> can pull this off. In a sea of sentimentality and smarminess it would be
> nice to come home to the GREAT BIG BLOWING VOID.

Agreed. Let's do it. I've got a suggestion: Let's all attach something
to our .sigs, specific to this group, that reiterates a few of the rules.
That way, people who drop in on February 14th can't say they weren't
warned.

As much as I dislike canned .sigs, here's one for you to steal, improve
upon, and repost:

--Vladimir
--
* February 14th = Great Big Blowing Void Day on alt.angst *
* 1. Original material only. *
* GBBV 2. Posts MUST BE angst related. You have *
* Day 3. No follow-ups allowed. been *
* Rules 4. Poetry allowed (one day only). warned! *
* 5. New material only. *
* 6. NO mention of the Hallmark Card holiday! *

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