May 18, 2004
Our Favorite Bishop

This is half a test to see if the vampire folk actually read the rest of the site ;).

At any rate, I have received word from our hosting provider that a) our favorite bishop has been in contact with them and b) they told him to, essentially, "bugger off". However, in the process, the term "net.kook" got bandied about. Turned out Ellen had never heard of it, no idea what it meant. So I did a little digging, and found a superb definition (usenet oldtimers need not apply, we all know this by heart):

[Usenet; originally and more formally, `net.kook'] Term used to describe a regular poster who continually posts messages with no apparent grounding in reality. Different from a troll, which implies a sort of sly wink on the part of a poster who knows better, kooks really believe what they write, to the extent that they believe anything.

Of course, as far as I'm concerned, both sides of our "vampire chronicles" fall under this definition. But then again, I'm an old, bitter skeptic prone to throwing rocks at children who stray too close to my lawn*. I'm not to be trusted.

* It's a literary reference mom. I don't throw rocks at children. Well, I don't hit them, anyway.

Posted by scott at May 18, 2004 08:32 PM

eMail this entry!

They got their own community going on here. I don't even want to be involved.

Posted by: Ellen on May 18, 2004 08:34 PM

Bah. I think they're fun. Nobody else has people as colorful as our Vampire Hunters!

Posted by: Scott on May 18, 2004 08:37 PM

Dear Scott and Ellen

Thank you for your patience in allowing freedom of speech on your site. On the other site at the time(bizarre abyss) an apopogy was painfully extracted from the bishop but it did not extend to those of us who supported the campaign and who had been at the receiving end of his nib's
paranoia for years.(Neither do any of us seriously expect to ever get one!) I did in fact write a psychological profile on him on that site. I agree that many if not most of the bishops whims and fancies do seem to be just that, grounded in unreality. However, the actions he has taken over the years are certainly very real and potentially damaging to people's reputations, life style and possibly their psychological well being--if they took him seriously!
Okay--we all find him funny at times--its a good job, but had this man any real power or influence,like if he was in charge of the country,or in the olden days looking for witches, or being a judge, then you can imagine the havoc of what might happen. He has, of late also, lost his stauch ally over the years,Diana Brewster, who was a real person and stuck up for him loyally--even though we would suggest misguidely, but obviously the bishop has some charismatic appeal to those who know him. ---these "leaders" often do! I think without her support he is increasingly feeling his isolation. Plus Catherine Fearnely--who,like myself, began by being a friend of the bishop but changed after he started trying to control our lives and dictate to us who we could or could not write to--as a result, he hoisted himself with his own petard and really shoved us onto the side of those he had similarly treated in the past--then Catherine got David Farrant a voice on the Internet and the balance has somewhat shifted. The bishop has had to remove a great deal of the anti farrant stuff he plastered all over the web--prior to the Internet he sent photocopies of anti farrant literature all over the place to all and sundry!!
I do not know whether it is possible for the bishop to take stock of his position and maybe review his situation. Unfortubately those still close to him seem to be under his "charm" and to pander to his vanity instead of trying to help him get himself out of the corner he is now stuck in,

Posted by: barbara green on May 19, 2004 04:34 AM

I do not, even for a moment, think you throw rocks at children. I, on the other hand,have considered doing just that many time.

I see you have just started another site for the "merry band" to play on. I will not repeat how I feel about this huge waste of space on your weblog.

Posted by: Pat on May 19, 2004 06:35 AM

Thank You.

Posted by: Ellen on May 19, 2004 07:04 PM

BAck in March, I referenced AMCGLTD on another matter (my Merovingian name, as above), and I recently got this comment:

AMCGLTD invited a convicted felon with a long history of harassment and making threats to continue his malicious vendetta against a radical traditionalist bishop on their website. Why?

go figure. But net.kook. That's useful for the impassioned foil hat brigade.

Posted by: Galswytha the Malevolent on May 19, 2004 10:48 PM

Of course, when asked, I'm sure that'll be a comment made without his permission by an anonymous supporter. Yeah, right.

Posted by: Scott on May 20, 2004 08:07 AM

Just to let everyone know that BM has been forced to remove all evidence/data with regards to David Farrant, Barbara Green and David Hinchcliffe from his website.

Thanks Catherine
Secretary for David Farrant

Posted by: Catherine Fearnley on May 20, 2004 03:21 PM
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