FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22ND 1990
"The Second Day"
The contributions in all parts of this real-time article were
written by the following beings (in order of appearance):
Richard of the Amazing Cracking Conspiracy, Tanis of The
CareBears (Coprophagic Necrocannibal Eviscerator of Alcoholica),
Sammy Joe of The Lost Boys, Manikin of The Lost Boys, Spaz of
The Lost Boys (Toxic Foetus Eater of Alcoholica), Stefan
(Digital Insanity of The Lost Boys), Mit of NEXT, Chris of The
Garlic Eaters, Red of Omega, Bluestar of Sync, Eric, Zae of
Next, Perceval of Zuul of The Pact, Fury of Legacy, Chaos Inc.
of Delta Force, New Mode of Delta Force, CIA of Galtan Six,
Cugel of Silents, The Flying Egg of Omega, Acco of The Garlic
Eaters, Crystar of the Pendragons, Dogue de Mauve from the
Overlanders, Flynn from Hysteria, Mopy of Ghost Genius of
Hysteria Alliance, Furyo of the Overlanders, Silver of the
Pendragons of Triton Development, Psychoreal of Hysteria, Klaus
of ST Connexion, Mega Cribb, Ian 'Dave Clone' of the Watchmen,
Rob Povey, The Fate of The Unlimited Matrix, Gunstick of The
Unlimited Matrix, Robert (RX2 of MPH), Steve (Miz of MPH), An
Cool of The Carebears, IKI of Hysteria, Vantage, Ford Perfect,
Thor of the Black Monolith Team, Genital Grinder of Alcoholica
(previously Sprog of The Lost Boys), Chris of the Watchmen, Paul
(Zeus of Teknique), Vomited Anal Tract of Alcoholica (though he
may be mentioned earlier already under another name - there's no
way to be sure), HAQ of Omega, Martijn (Lucifer of The Spirits
of Doom), Roland (TS of the Spirits of Doom), Marlon of ST
Connexion, The Nutty Snake of Aenigmatica, Phil of MPH, Relayer
of the Quartermass Experiment of Aenigmatica, Crush, Zokathra,
Terence of the Pendragons, Nemrod of the Pendragons, Fishbone
from the Vegetables, Doclands of the Overlanders, STWARS of
Next, Ziggy Stardust of the Overlanders, Tyrem of the De-
spectacled Testicles (er....The Respectables actually), Gudul
and Adso (that's 62 people, of which one may have been mentioned
Everybody is responsible for what he has written, and the ST
NEWS editorial staff does not accept any responsibility for what
has been written anywhere - except for the bits written by
It is our duty to inform you, dear reader, of the fact that
large parts of this text may be considered 'shocking' or even
Sorry. We decided to use no censorship.
They're out again. Back down to us four. Three graphix men and
me. Phil, Tanis, Vomited Anal Tract and Grindy Gens all sleeping
like bloody poofs. Outside you hear the odd car or bike and see
the odd person wondering around. This is the worst part of the
night. It's fucking boring!!!!!
Paul (Zeus of Teknique)
It is like this place has been gassed with poisonous gas. There
are bodies everywhere, its really hard to go from one place to
another without stepping on someone.
As we are too bored this quiet morning to write anything more,
we'll stop here.
TFE and HAQ of Omega
TFE and HAQ of Omega
I am TLS and I'm pissed out of my brain coz I slept on the
floor for two bloody hours. The other freaks are still sleeping,
like Sammy Joe, he's sleeping on the floor until I will get him
awake. Now the man with the smelly feet (Fury) enters the room.
End of message.....
HUOALLAO There... Sorry if I'm so utterly sleepy - it's just
that I haven't slept for more than 7 hours in the past 2 days,
and, worst of all, I haven't even been able to code anything in
this same time. That's fuckin' bad!
There's one thing I must explain now as I can see everyone
around here is slagging me off for my smelly feet. Well guys,
you're a bit late as I'm not wearing any of my 'smell creator'
shoes, so you won't smell my feet like at Thalion last summer.
By the way, if I read a message afterwards about my smelly
feet, I`M GONNA BE REALLY BAD, I'M GONNA PUT MY SMELL CREATION
SHOES ON FOR A WHOLE DAY, AND FINALLY I'M GONNA PUT THE SOCKS
CREATED BY THIS TECHNIQUE UNDER THE NOSE OF THE AUTHOR...
Beware of Fury's wrath dudes... Over...
I was one of the first to feel sleep and I asked 5 people
(Aenigmatica and others ) to get up me at seven.
At 9 I got up by myself - they were all asleep.
Well when we arrived yesterday I have been told that this
morning was the last limit for the release of the "European
Demo" and "Syntax Terror", but Overlanders have slept for all
night long too and I can't find Delta Force......
Perceval from Zuul from The Pact from a-whole-lot-of-things-more
Yo! And good morning!
It's me again, and I have to say that I have slept very well
indeed - which is rather a bit of a miracle as I slept in the
same room as ES (who snores), 6719, Ilja of Level 16, Unicorn
(who wears funny blue silk pyjamas), TNT-Crew (who farts) and
Oxygene (who snores VERY loudly).
There is an entirely different atmosphere here now. There's
basically two groups of people now: The ones who have slept and
the ones who haven't, and the latter are a slight minority.
I think I'm going to head for somewhere where I can wash my poor
being, so that I can get awake a bit more...
Whhhhhaaaaoouuuuu Richard: I haven't slept this night!
I coded all the time! (censored!)
Flynn from Hysteria
Zlopbt, I didn't sleep either, but I was too lazy to code
anything so I was bored so much that I'm very tired (??).
Iki from Hysteria
He has risen and once more roams the party. Well I slept very
well and as I am a selfish bastard I don't really give a flying
fuck how anyone else has slept. We have found a really
comfortable little room on the ground floor with space for 3
people and those 3 are Stefan Posterior, Mat from Dynamic Duo
and me. Its really comfy and very quiet. The rest of this bunch
TCB\TLB all slept variously on the floor, under or on tables and
chairs. Tough shit dudes.
"I am proud of you, son," Stefan said and gently patted Ian
"Dave Clone" the Watchman on the shoulder.
Then he discovered that Dave (who is his son as you may have
gathered from everything) was sitting on the other side of the
With an embarrassed look, he shut up and went somewhere else.
OK. It is now breakfast time, which means that the ST NEWS
editorial staff will head down town (give head to town?) and find
Well, the first blunder of the day has been made. I woke up,
talked to Tim and Mat a little and put on my clothes. Then I made
a round through the office, checking the various rooms. People
are awake all over the place, generally looking sortof tired and
haggard, I guess some of them haven't slept at all. The office is
still in a state of holocaust, but it will have to do. It is
actually quite nice. I just had a go at "Lemmings", and I must
say it is amazingly original. There are rumours that certain
people want to convert it to the ST today or something...
I have arrived back from town, where Stefan, Tanis and me got
some bread and salad, as well as a bit to drink, and a bit to put
on the bread.
Stefan and I have just decided unanimously that we will go
swimming at 1300 hours. This should be fun. I hope lotsa people
are coming there (all of 'em perhaps?).
This should be fun (yeah yeah).
It's a bit rainy outside. We've just arrived. It took us about
ten minutes to find this ominous place, but finally I've seen
Manikin of the Lost Boys and a fragment of the main menu of the
party-demo Tim was programming (or actually debugging.) Right
now I'm sitting next to Stefan Posthuma (yeah!). He is showing
TS some new and fantastic graphics. Real neat. He is showing
some pictures with an enormous speed.
At last!! I'm here!! After a huge trip from Heerhugowaard to
Oss, we have finally arrived at the STNICCC. The building in
which it is held is really loaded! I mean there are computers
and people everywhere and the atmosphere is quite...well...
Well. I really don't know what I am supposed to write now, so I
Oh yeah, I know something.
I went to bed reasonably in time, but I didn't get to really
attempt at sleeping until half past two, when Jochen and Michael
B..B..B..Bittner stopped farting and talking about various things
you can do with your anal muscle.
Shitty kids' stuff, actually.
"I don't want Neochrome. Neochrome is crap!"
Dave (Spaz) quote
In order to find out which of the 2 graphics artists is least
shit (Tanis or Spaz) I (Manikin) have now set them a small
competition. To draw me a small 7*8 one plane font for use in
the copy party main menu. Whoever loses gets their name as a
failure written in large letters all over the screen describing
how utterly shit they are!
As far as I understood, about six additional people came in the
office during the last half hour. Four of them I didn't recognise
(nor do I know where the hell they went to), but the other two
seem to be reporters of some kind, of German TOS magazine (Martin
Backschat and someone else whose name slipped my mind).
They brought with them some nice prices for the various
competitions that are going on here. Let's hope there'll be
enough entries, for I guess we have about 30 prizes or
something (probably more).
I am afraid that there is no reason to believe (so far) that
there'll be more than five or six 3.5 Kb competition entries, a
handful of graphics entries and another handful (or maybe less)
or 'real' demos.
An Cool has been playing hip-hop music on his ghettoblaster ever
since he arrived yesterday. I am amazed by the fact that this
music does not seem to have ceased during the entire night - and
it is now still continuing and creating a crap atmosphere for
the heavy-fucking-metal-minded people here in this room (which
are actually MOST).
Yeah there is now a TT here courtesy of Martin Backschat author
of F-Copy 3.0. B-b-b-b-b-b-b-Bittner just ran his 3D game ("Trex
Warrior" it will be called eventually, to be released by Thalion
somewhere in 1991, ED.)on the TT and it was so fucking fast. He
also ran his Fractal generator on it and this was pretty nice
too, now he must just make a 256 color version!!!!
I'm just writing some shit down right here cause I don't have
anything else to do. I've just watched Spaz drawing a real
shitty font of 7*8 pixels, it still looks nice though. I'll see
Roland alias TS
Well I have got up this morning, even though I'm still rather
tired.. I have just seen Tanis finishing a font, and last night
I think he was on the verge of dying. Anyway I have things to
do, and I can't spend much of time on thiz keyboard, so bye for
the time being.............
Robert Alias RX2
A lot of demo music I find really shit!!
I have noticed something. Chips that are dipped in both peanut
butter and ketchup aren't really tasty actually. Peanut butter
is OK, but the mixture isn't a success. I also advise you not to
sleep with your lenses on in a sultry room. You will then notice
that you actually live in a very misty world. It also hurts and
itches a bit the morning after. It is also not very nice to be
woken up by a yelling Manikin saying: TANIS! IT'S BLOODY TIME TO
BLOODY WELL GET BLOODY UP! SO DO IT! SHIT FOR BRAINS. It was a
very useful experience though. I mean, not all people get a
chance to be deaf for a few minutes in the morning after a 2
hour sleep, do they? Thank you for the comfortable headache,
Timster! Ying tong iddle i po. ST Connexion is at the moment
dragging away the Lost Brains for some interview. We are next.
Bummer! May all Swedish computer magazines burn in peanut
Robert 'pervy' (Quartet) looks very weird. He's probably had a
tough night. I think it'd be a rather nice idea for him to wash
his hair every other year, or so. Povey, povey, povey, povey.
Let's think of a good word that rhymes with povey........... got
it: Nob. Brilliant! And what rhymes with nob?........ Trotsky!
Amazing... (Should be pronounced: Aaaamaaaayyyyzzing). No, I
guess I am a poet by nature. Now I have to quit for some weird
I rather disagree with what Richard has written a few hours
ago, Hip Hop isn't shit at all!! It sounds great when you're
drawing... Oops, some weird fellow (that was me, actually, ED.
Richard) just rushed into the room telling us that who ever
wants to swim should assemble downstairs on the parking lot,
well, I don't feel like swimming at all so I won't go. It was a
great pleasure talking to you.
I've just been to the first floor and I've seen a pink computer
with a screen of about six by six inches (the system of the
Dynamic Duo from England). The craziest things happen here... On
a screen directly next to me, the new Delta Force demo runs:
"Syntax Terror". It's just amazing. As soon as you spot it, copy
it! Or I'll come to stick it in your .ss. It has got 21 screens
including the reset screen. Now the reset screen is running.
Lotsa colors and lotsa moving scrollines. Wow. And of course
fantastic marvellous and all the other things musexx. I'll quit
now to get a copy myself.
May all lamers' genitals wither and die!!!
Right now I am listening to the 'Give it a try' CD by Hippel
himself. The 'Bittner Rap' is really funny. Just now, Mark
Rosocha, Klaus Peter Plog and Christian "No Second prize" Jungen
dropped in with a box full of CD's and Thalion T-shirts and so
Just back for a little thingy I have to say. Right now An Cool
is having a look in the protection of the Delta Force demo.
Maybe he'll crack it. When he feels like it. Next to me Steve is
playing a game of the Delta Force demo (yeah, it's got games in
it as well, ED.). It's called "Soko Ban". Simple, but very
addictive. In the high score, the name 'f.cking easy level'
appears. Wonder who that could be. Get the "Syntax Terror" demo
in order to play this nice little game. OK, I'll be back!
I'm bored to death, everybody is coding or else they're
checking out the new Delta Force demo. Isn't there anyone
civilized around here who is a graphic artist like me? I'm
beginning to be desperate, I might commit suicide later on....
S.O.D rules.....(I think, hope, wish)
Next to me TS (Roland) is copying the first two issues of the
magazine of the Lost Boys: "Maggie". An is doing nothing (as
usual). Actually he's checking out some modules from his "TCB
Soundtracker". And I'm waiting for the Hippel CD to come to me
in a discman. Andreas (Jas) has it now. If he doesn't hurry,
I'll come and get it myself, so watch out, Andreas!
On my knee is a small portable CD player playing the CD of
Jochen Hippel and Michael Bittner (?!, ED.). Real cool. Yeah!
14:39 and 45 seconds
Hello it's Steve from MPH here again with another short extract
from my brain. This time the subject is Women. There are
approx. 100 men / Swedish boys here and until about 30 seconds
ago there has been no sight of any women!! Since then Paul from
MPH has been excited twice - Once by a 35ish year old Dutch
woman, and again with a 3 year old. I will probably get shot
for this as Paul is now looking over my shoulder (correction
Ahhhhhhh, still alive..... He said I could leave the message
there as long as he can return the favour later on... So watch
this space for the revenge.....
Merry Christmas to all and may you all have a prosperous new
Steve (Miz of MPH)
We're actually listening to Mad Max's songs played on a CD
player...Of course, all musix are really great...
One thing is important: I hate to write bullshit so I just
decide to stop right now.
(Very good, ED.)
Marlon of ST Connexion
Joost (my Boss) just roamed around the office for a while and
he told me he was 'amused' by all of the happenings in his
So I think it will be all right. Well, gottago.
Around me, Spaz is looking at "Syntax Terror" and An Cool is
listening to the Hippel CD. I have just returned from the
swimming pool, followed by a short visit to the supermarket where
I met Tanis who was still on the lookout for this Barbara girl
that he met in the train (he mysteriously spotted her again).
I was killed several times by ES of TEX in the swimming pool -
each time when I wanted to kill him. I feel tired, fatigued and
I happen to have seen that Marc of Gigabyte Crew, Klaus-Peter
(also of this Crew) and Chris of TNT (not TNT-Crew) have arrived.
They are looking around a bit, but will leave later tonight as
far as I've been able to gather.
I think I'll quit writing for now.
But I will return!
I just had a look at what has been written above and I was
slightly astounded by the fact that virtually (ABSO-FUCKING-
LUTELY) nobody has taken the trouble to tell something about the
things that happened at the swimming pool.
So I will now, because various people like Fabien of STCNX,
Douge de Mauve of OVR and ES of TEX were TOO FUCKING LAZY to do
Well, first everything was really hectic for it turned out to be
the best to have a group card once we got to the swimming pool
(which we found only after some extensive examination of the Oss
infra structure). Lotsa paying to me, me buying a card, and
From all the people that entered the swimming pool (37 in
total), I would like to mention the people that I now still
remember. Of course all of TEX, TNT-Crew and Level 16 came along
(the hardcore swimming freaks). Also, there were ZAE (who forgot
his fucking swimming trunks so we had to rent some), ST
Connexion (bits of 'em), Martin and what's-his-name from TOS
magazine, TLB, Rob Povey, Tanis of TCB, some Overlanders and all
of TDF (THE delta force).
Then we were in. I first made some pictures during the first
quarter of an hour (especially in the speed-slide and one of ES'
famous 'bombs'). Then I hit the water as well.
The slide is really amazingly fast (if you want to, and if
you're not called Tanis). There were also waves and there were
girls and it was warm and there was fun and we drowned Jochen and
we had even more fun and Stefan wasn't there and so was Saddam
Hussein and....I think I'm getting carried away a bit here.
Please excuse me. I will stop for now (again).
I will go down and kick a couple of French asses to make sure
that more people start to write here!
Well I'm afraid to say I have just bought a copy of Jochen's CD
which I think is very good even though I prefer music like
Carcass, Napalm Death, Slayer, Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Mucky
Pup, Gwar and all the other heavy shit like that.
I've just noticed that it's crawling with froggies downstairs,
what are they doing here? I hate them, well, not really them,
but especially their language and the bread they usually eat.
Stefan is getting me the source code of the "Nano Demo" (the ST
NEWS Volume 5 Issue 2 demo, ED.) as soon as he finds his
harddisk. Let's check that out!
I need a piss.
Two things have happened recently.
First, I went to the loo to have a major shit and someone turned
off the light (of which the switch was conveniently located
outside the loo).
Second, I filmed Alcoholica who are rumoured to keep Fury of
Legacy hostage. It was really funny, and contained lotsa ketchup.
You'll have to get the vid' to see the result.
Fury interrupting: Actually, Ketchup is definitely toxic for
your health (I've got a face as red as a tomato...).
Editorial note: This was actually written earlier on a French
system by one of the OVR members, and it was merged just now. He
even wrote it in several sessions, so the time is somewhat
screwed up as well.
Here I go again, Dogue de Mauve from the Overlanders.
Well, Richard nearly begged me to write something for this big
article (I must admit that I promised I would...).
By the way, I'm typing dis on a French keyboard 'coz I can't
get used with this f....g Dutch one (it's German, actually, ED).
So, I'll include this text later...
Well, what am I supposed to talk about?
Our journey to get there? This was quite quiet, even if the
Pendragons arrived 2 minutes before the train left (we had to
RUN, like we had never run before). As for Ziggy Stardust &
Mister Bee, they didn't arrive at all! We were worried and
wondered how they could manage to follow us... But, after a few
minutes in the train, we saw them - hunched under their luggage
- walking in the corridor. Pfuuu... they entered the train just
when it left.
So, now, here we are. Of course, the "European Demos" aren't
yet finished (they're "nearly finished" for ten hours now!),
even if we spent the third last nights in front of our
computers. Mr Bee, Adso and Ziggy did a great job on it (helped
by various guys, such as M-Coder - here's your name, pal! - or
Gudul). I want to thank all the people that worked very hard to
give us the opportunity of spreading it here.
We also saw the "Syntax Terror" demo (very nice!) and a few
previews (screens by ST Connexion - "Bless dis Mess" demo -, ULM
and other guys). All people here are very cool and I was very
pleased to meet guys such as Sammy Joe, Manikin, ES, Mad Max,
Stefan Posthuma, Gogo, Michael "Find'ich Gut" Bittner, Sprog,
Spaz, Oxygene, Galtan 6, CPT Headcrash, Slime, Chaos inc.,
New Mode, Dynamic Duo, Aenigmatica and all the others I forget
(too bad). And, of course, I was REALLY pleased to meet all
people I already knew (the megamighty CareBears, Richard
Karsmakers, Omega, Sync and lotsa others). This is a GREAT
coding party, the BEST I've ever been so far (even if we're too
numerous, which probably gives nightmares to Stefan Posthuma,
the famous organizer of this party).
Remember, "Flattery is my policy"...
I guess I could write lotsa stuff but it would probably be crap.
We went to the swimming pool, this afternoon. It was quite
funny (we're something like twenty guys) but we didn't stay long
'coz Ludug hurt his arm and I had a stomach ache (so, as I'm a
bad swimmer, I didn't want to stay much in water as my feet
didn't reach the ground).
Then, Humungus, Ludug and me began to look for a food-shop. We
were wandering in the streets and began to despair. And then we
finally decided to ask someone (preferably a pretty young
person). But we realized we were just in front of the supermarket
we wanted to find! We bought lotsa stuff there and we'll eat it
in a few minutes (the others will have to starve alone!) -
Sorry, Richard, I didn't mean there's not enough food there
but... - I heard that Richard, Fury and Sprog are now setting a
bloody act for the convention video-tape and I'll probably go
upstairs and have a look at dis (and take a few pictures,
probably, since I bought a new film for my camera).
So, I'll leave you now... But, trust me, I'll came back sooner
than you could expect me too... Have a nice death!!!
The end of part four.
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