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                  Mephisto Madware/Red Menace Productions
 
                                  Present:
 
                            "Real Pez Devotees"
                             ~~~~ ~~~ ~~~~~~~~
                                    by:
 
                                (who else?)
                                  Mr. Pez
                                  ~~~ ~~~
 
    Now, as the swirl of text graphics finishes,  you realize that what you 
have is another annoying file from Mr.  Pez.  "Ah," you say, "but I haven't 
SEEN any files from Mr.  Pez!" To which I counter, "My annoying personality 
on  the  many  boards  I  call,  not  to  mention 75-line messages,  can be 
considered to be files." And this file tells you how to be JUST  LIKE  your 
favorite candy/dispenser combo.  
 
                                 first part:
                         Real Pez Devotees as Sysops
 
    Real Pez Devotees will be sysops in the near future,  and  have  always 
                      been that way.  
 
    Real  Pez  Devotees,  if  sysops,  want  to know everything about their 
                       users, like real names and stuff.  
 
    Real Pez Devotees don't mind leeching,  if done in mild amounts,  since 
                      they  know  that  leeching  is how they got all their 
                      files.  
 
    Real Pez Devotees really love uploads.  ("What the hell is  this  shit?  
                      ALL sysops love uploads!") (Ah,  my misguided friend, 
                      Real Pez Devotees are eternally grateful.) 
 
    Real  Pez  Devotees  never  have  the  heart  to delete users who quite 
                      obviously are fake,  like users who  call  themselves 
                      "BIOC  AGENT 003",  on the off chance that they might 
                      be the real person.  
 
    Real  Pez Devotees,  if finally given sysop access,  say so everywhere, 
                      and beg people to call the board.  (In this case, The 
                      Works, 914-238-8195.  See?) 
 
 
                               second part:
                      Real Pez Devotees as BBS users
 
    Real  Pez  Devotees  "pollute"  BBS's.  That is to say,  they call them 
                      regularly,  say twice a day,  and post an awful  lot.  
                      This  is  not altogether well-liked by the sysops and 
                      users of those boards,  but they realize  they  can't 
                      really  do  anything about it.  And a Pez is not such 
                      an bad thing to have on a  board,  since  while  they 
                      leech, they upload, too, and join in conversations.  
          corollary:
    Real Pez Devotees saturate their area code.
 
    Real Pez Devotees,  sadly,  kiss ass,  and go out of their way to avoid 
                      confrontations,  sometimes changing  their  posistion 
                      right then and there.  That's not altogether bad, but 
                      does hurt a Pez's credibility.  
 
          corollary:
    Real Pez Devotees apologize.
 
    Real  Pez  Devotees  never  know who to put as "references"...they have 
                      spoken and left mail to a lot of  people,  but  think 
                      that it's a big step to put someone as a reference.  
 
    Real Pez Devotees leech of boards they know, but are loath to leech off 
                      of pirate boards,  since they don't want to look bad. 
                      (See "Real Pez Devotees, sadly, kiss ass"..) 
 
Real  Pez Devotees use long-distance services to make free calls,  but know 
                      that this does not make  them  considered  "phreaks".  
                      They  use  the "codes" to call all kinds of BBS's all 
                      over the country once a day.  
 
          corollary:
    Real  Pez  Devotees  will  never  say they "phreak" to anyone who might 
                      possibly know anything about it,  but will look  down 
                      on people who only call local Commodore 64 BBS's.  
 
    Real Pez Devotees like many kinds of IBM BBS software, notably WWIV for 
                      its neat ANSI (colored) graphics  tricks,  Forum  for 
                      its  full-screen  editor,  PC-Board for its enjoyable 
                      prospects for  leeching,  Citadel  for  its  ease  of 
                      logging on, reading all messages, and logging off, as 
                      well as the ability for anyone to create "rooms",  or 
                      sub-boards (NOT called SUBZ!!1 which  are  sandwiches 
                      that you get from a deli.),  software called "M-Link" 
                      for   its   overall   whackiness   (i.e.   individual 
                      ranknames and a general good humor).  
          corollary:
    Real Pez Devotees hate RBBS,  C-Net (and mostly all  Commodore  64  BBS 
                      software), and yes, AE's without anything "attached", 
                      like TAC,  TransPhor (it's new, for IBM's), or having 
                      BBS's attached to them.  
 
    Real  Pez  Devotees gently harass people they know,  which is sometimes 
                      taken out of context to try to show a Pez as mean, or 
                      spiteful.  
 
    Real  Pez  Devotees  are nosy,  and have tried to read messages with an 
                      "S." in front of them,  as  well  as  "Reciever-Only" 
                      messages on PC-Boards.  (Note to unenlightened:  "PC-
                      Board" is an IBM BBS program,  not a general term for 
                      boards  run  on IBM's.  It's sort of like RBBS,  only 
                      spiced up with color and better  transfer  sections.) 
                      They  also  look  at Callers Logs to find out who was 
                      tying up the board when they wanted to be on, and how 
                      many downloads people make.  If they know the sysop's 
                      voice number,  they'll call him if the board is busy, 
                      and ask who's on.  
 
                                third part:
                  The Writing Styles of Real Pez Devotees
 
     Real  Pez  Devotees  care  about spelling and proper use of grammar in 
                      textfiles/messages,  but rarely say so.  But in their 
                      minds,  they  don't  really  respect people who spell 
                      badly and use improper grammar.  Although,  (see  the 
                      "ass-kissing"  section)  they  will overlook improper 
                      grammar if the person has a national reputation (i.e. 
                      certain Neon Knights,  Budman "Zeek",  and  others.).  
                      That's why a Pez likes Anarchy inc.  so much, because 
                      they seem very intelligent, as a whole.  
                  Ex: I looked up the word "corollary" because I wasn't
                      sure how to spell it.
                  Ex: I'm going to spell-check this when I'm done.
 
    Real Pez Devotees have adapted a lot of  people's  writing  styles,  as 
                      well  as their own,  to form what looks like a unique 
                      personality.  Some examples follow: 
 
                   1.  Capitalizing words to emphasize points 
                  Ex:  "I can't BELIEVE you did that!" 
                      Also, using an asterisk after the word to emphasize
                      points.  (Stolen from Citadels in Minnesota.)
                  Ex: "I can't believe* you said that!"
                   2. Using "..." to link common subjects, or indicate
                      time passing, or end a sentence.
                  Ex: "I can't believe you said that...but I guess I would
                       too, in that situation...who knows..."
                   3. Two spaces after a period.  That's pretty much
                      universal, though.  As well as skipping a line
                      between paragraphs.
                   4. A lot of commas used, so as not to appear as a
                      run-on sentence.
                   5. When chatting, every line begins with "Yeah," or
                      "Well,".
                   6. The use of "a), b), c)" to distinguish separate
                      points.
 
 
                               fourth part:
                 The Personal Habits of Real Pez Devotees
 
    Real Pez Devotees stay up until 11:30 on weeknights,  and  wake  up  at 
                      5:30,  and thus are numb all day.  On weekends,  they 
                      stay up until 3am,  when the  boards  finally  become 
                      freed  up.  Or  else  they  write textfiles like this 
                      one.  
 
    Real Pez Devotees screw around on the computer until 10:00  every  day, 
                      and then do their homework.  Strangely enough,  I got 
                      my highest grades ever since starting this.  
    Real Pez Devotees drink large amounts of  Coke  Classic,  which  allows 
                      them to stay up to 3am.  Also, "Twix" bars are a cool 
                      thing  to  eat,  from  time to time.  Another fave is 
                      cereal ("Cinnamon Life") eaten at odd hours.  
 
    Real  Pez Devotees feel awkward walking into a classroom when there are 
                      a lot of people already in there.  They  always  feel 
                      sort  of  awkward in front of lots of people.  Unless 
                      they are  drunk,  in  which  case  they  don't  care.  
                      Unfortunately,  this  is a rare happening.  Normally, 
                      we (the Real Pez Devotees) are hyper from Coca-Cola.  
 
    Real Pez Devotees fight with their siblings.
 
    Real  Pez  Devotees enjoy volleyball,  soccer,  and baseball,  but hate 
                      football and "bombardment".  (A  violent  version  of 
                      Dodgeball.)  (Real  Pez  Devotees have always thought 
                      Speedball sounded better than it played.) 
 
    Real Pez Devotees yell at their parents from time to time,  but usually 
                      do what they say. (Within reasonable limits.) 
 
    Real Pez Devotees have really short hair, and like it that way.  
 
                                fifth part:
                       Real Pez Devotees And Clothes
 
    Real Pez Devotees wear:
                      khaki pants
                     "Banana Republic"
                      button-downs
                     "Coca-Cola" clothes
                      Levi's "501" jeans
                      Docksiders (without socks until December, usually.
                                  They can take it.)
                      glasses.
 
    If a Real Pez Devotee finds a shirt he likes, he'll buy several in 
                      different colors.  And has trouble explaining it.  
 
    Real Pez Devotees have sneakers,  but usually leave them in  their  gym 
                      locker,  preferring instead the ubiquitous Docksiders 
                      or duck boots (ugly,  but  Real  Pez  Devotees  don't 
                      care).  
 
                                sixth part:
                               (holy shit!)
                        Real Pez Devotees and Music
 
    Real Pez Devotees listen to:
                      Ska (which includes)
                       The English Beat
                       The Specials
                       The Skatalites
                       The Selecter
                       Rico Rodriguez
                      Reggae (only)
                       Yellowman
                       Black Uhuru
                      old Santana records
                      their own music (more on that later)
                      Run-D.M.C. (they got hooked last year)
    Real Pez Devotees hate:
                      Top 40 (including all)
                       Genesis
                       Bon Jovi
                       Madonna
                       Pet Shop Boys
                       and all other Top 40 fluff groups.
                      Stryper (that's fucking scarier than Satanism
                               in "metal"!)
    Real Pez Devotees are in a band,  and go over to their friend's  houses 
                      on  weekends  with  a lot of equipment and jam.  This 
                      usually results in a  song,  or  degenerates  into  a 
                      point  where  they  go  to  the  computer  and  start 
                      harassing people on CompuServe "CB".  The  songs  are 
                      mixed,  like rap, reggae, blues, slamdance stuff, and 
                      artsy Talking Heads clones.  
 
                               seventh part:
                        Bullshitting Around/The End
 
  So,  I  figured  I had to start with a "Real" file.  One that detailed my 
  personality,  and habits,  and stuff.  My name's Mr.  Pez,  and  I  don't 
  expect you to imitate me.  Hell, I don't know what to think of this file.  
  It's kind of long, huh?  Hope it was worth it...  
 
 -Pez
 
          : STUPID_SPECS RM/MM '87
     Begun: 25 February 1987 3:12pm
  Finished: 28 February 1987 1:26am
Written on: IBM PC, Writing Assistant (written and spell-checked)
    Edited: with PC-Write (for justification, clarity, text graphics)
    Author: Mr. Pez
       For: Red Menace, Octothorpe Productions (?), Mephisto Madware
      Size: 15,640 bytes
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classroom when there are

                      a lot of people already in there.  They  always  feel 
                      sort  of  awkward in front of lots of people.  Unless 
                      they are  drunk,  in  which  case  they  don't  care.  
                      Unfortunately,  this  is a rare happening.  Normally, 
                      we (the Real Pez Devotees) are hyper from Coca-Cola.  
 
    Real Pez Devotees fight with their siblings.
 
    Real  Pez  Devotees enjoy volleyball,  soccer,  and baseball,  but hate 
                      football and "bombardment".  (A  violent  version  of 
                      Dodgeball.)  (Real  Pez  Devotees have always thought 
            
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