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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 04:40 AM
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The eye of argon
http://www.rdrop.com/~hutch/argon

i could imagine this being written by sarah pailen.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 05:34 PM
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1. I remember it well!
The "Eye of Argon" is arguably the worst written story of all time. I have very fond memories of attending Cons over 20 years ago, when public readings at midnight of the "Eye of Argon" would never fail to reduce both the readers, and the audience, to hysterical tears. The afflicted reader would then pass the manuscript on to the next victim, who would then read as much as they could before suffering the same fate.

Audience members would often try to act out the scenes portrayed in the story. Not many people can keep a straight face when confronted with people acting out their versions of 'sagging nipples', for example. :rofl:

I still have a paper copy of the manuscript, typos and all. It appears to be the source of the electronic one linked above.

Good times, good times. :D
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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 07:22 PM
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2. heh heh you win!
Yeah it's a link a friend of mine gave me.
I'm going to a con this year (yay furries) where there will be another midnight reading.

he never finished a paragraph before i was laughing, and begging for mercy!

It's Vogan poetry i tell you!!!
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:36 PM
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3. The quality of my life is forever reduced...
...by not knowing the final fate of Grignr and Carthena; and if they survived the blob 'sloozing' up his leg.

Alas that this masterpiece was never completed. :cry:
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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-10 03:03 AM
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4. Oh no! there IS an ending
my friend read it to me
I about died laughing at it, it's sooo horrible!
I cant believe that thing was published!
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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-10 04:37 AM
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5. And here it is!
The long lost ending!
http://www.ansible.co.uk/misc/eyeargon.html#end

it contains illustrations and the ending.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-10 12:23 PM
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6. Holy Crap!
The mythical 'lost page' has been found!

I'd never seen the 'zine that TEoA had been reprinted from; when I was involved in Fandom it was pretty much taken for granted that there were no known copies in existence. To see a PDF scanned version is kind of like the holy grail of geekdom.

Pardon me while I send off that link to a friend of mine that I used to attend these things with; she's gonna die! :evilgrin:

Thanks much! :toast:
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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-10 01:58 PM
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7. ^_^
I feel mixed...

Im happy to pass along the ending.. but it's so horrendous! XD

I am really looking forward to the con in a month now though :)
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