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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO oOOOO OOOO. OOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" .OOOOOO OOOOOo OOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOO oOOOOOOO OOOOOOO. OOOO oOOOO OOOO .OOOO OOOO OOOOOOOOo OOOO OOOO" OOOO oOOOO OOOO OOOO "OOOO. OOOO OOOOo .OOOO' OOOO .OOOO" OOOO OOOO OOOOoOOOO "OOOO. oOOOO OOOO oOOOOOOO..OOOO OOOO "OOOOOOO OOOOoOOOO" OOOO .OOOO"""OOOOOOOO OOOO OOOOOO "OOOOOOO' OOOO oOOOO ""OOOO OOOO "OOOO OOOOOO |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | There Ain't No Justice | | | | #30 | | | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| - TANJ Index #01 - by Tal Meta Yes, it was eventual. There had to come a time when I sat back, and said to myself, TANJ needs an index. So now you're getting one. Its file #30, so at least by the time #60 rolls around, now you'll know to expect another index. These files have been, by and large, a success. Some people love them, some people hate them, but my front end mailer still gets at least one request a week for one of these files, or the whole set. I was pretty impressed when a system that SAID it was in Tailand called and FREQ'd the batch. Who knows. The file that follows deliniates the TANJ that are. More are going to follow. At the end of this file, I will give you all a few teasers about the TANJni I know are coming. (Jesu, its nice to have a STAFF of writers! Yay!) ------------------------------------------------- Filename : TANJ.000 Description : Afterthoughts - Writers Guidelines For Tanj Written by : Tal Meta File Size : 4131 bytes Date of Release : 03/14/92 I called it afterthoughts because thats exactly what it was. An afterthought. It was actually the 5th or 6th file released (TANJ.005 was released the same day.) Filename : TANJ.001 Description : How To Host A Bust Written by : Tal Meta File Size : 7684 bytes Date of Release : 12/28/91 I originally wrote the first TANJ file more to NOT have to retell my tale of Search and Seizure for the nine millionth time than to do anything else. But, upon having written it, I decided that the whole story might make for a good series of files. Filename : TANJ.002 Description : Words To Live By Written by : Tal Meta File Size : 11397 bytes Date of Release : 12/30/91 For years, I'd been collecting quotes and various bits of doggerel. I decided to share the whole mess with the world. Filename : TANJ.003 Description : The Last Mile Written by : Tal Meta File Size : 9226 bytes Date of Release : 01/17/92 By the time this file was written, I'd finally managed to irritate the local gendarmes enough for them to actually arrest me. Filename : TANJ.004 Description : This Ain't No Sanfile / I Hate Banks Written by : Tal Meta (82) File Size : 11157 bytes Date of Release : 02/21/92 This file was mostly inspired by two things: the fact that my previous textfile group seemed intent on reprinting every issue of TANJ under its own banner, and my rage at a local banking conglomerate for its rather poor public relations strategy. Filename : TANJ.005 Description : A Night In The Life Written by : Tal Meta File Size : 6519 bytes Date of Release : 03/14/92 This was the first "Fictional" TANJ. Its set in a suitably sanitized version of my home town, and has alot of inside jokes that are sure to be lost on 99.9% of the people who read it. Oh well. Filename : TANJ.006 Description : On The Origins Of Derf Written by : Tal Meta File Size : 8759 bytes Date of Release : 07/06/92 This file has alot in common with TANJ.001, in that it was written so that I would not have to endlessly repeat the story of Derf over and over. Derf is a popular local ledgend, and the story continues to this day. Filename : TANJ.007 Description : At The End Of My Rope Written by : Tal Meta File Size : 9418 bytes Date of Release : 07/22/92 This file continues my "Bust" story, and details my entrance into the Criminal Justice System. Oh, joy. Filename : TANJ.008 Description : I Couldn't Think Of A Name. So There. Written by : by Hairy Leech File Size : 13363 bytes Date of Release : 08/07/92 This is the first TANJ not written by me. On reflection, this one SHOULD have been titled "Going Crazy in the Suburbs", but the phrase hadn't yet been coined, so to speak. Too late now, of course. Filename : TANJ.009 Description : Blood Lust 01: The Awakening Written by : Anonymous Bosch File Size : 9220 bytes Date of Release : 08/09/92 This is arguably the most successful TANJ file to date. What it lacks in story, characterization, and plot, it makes up in unmitigated gore. I'm pretty happy with it, to be honest. It sparked a new interest in textfiles in alot of people I can name. Filename : TANJ.010 Description : Donkeys Can't Sleep In Bathtubs Written by : by Ffejtable? File Size : 16565 bytes Date of Release : 08/15/92 By this point, I was starting to feel like an editor. I had three writers, and a slew of other people who were promising me files "soon". August was a busy month. Filename : TANJ.011 Description : Blood Lust 02: The Consumation Written by : Anonymous Bosch File Size : 19802 bytes Date of Release : 08/16/92 The second Blood Lust file. Not quite as popular as the first with some, it is the midpoint of a promised trilogy. Its been awhile, though, since I heard from the author. Filename : TANJ.012 Description : The Family Pool Written by : Urethris File Size : 10173 bytes Date of Release : 08/21/92 For awhile, it was beginning to look like TANJ had become a blood & gore mag. While I still think this file was good, I'm glad we did manage to turn away from the death angles for awhile. Filename : TANJ.013 Description : Poems & Memories Written by : Donna Ivins-Cobain File Size : 8325 bytes Date of Release : 08/23/92 This file was written by an ex-girlfriend of mine. I wonder if anyone has told her about it yet? I COULD call her, but.... nah. Filename : TANJ.014 Description : Going Crazy In The Suburbs: 01 Written by : Hairy Leech File Size : 32881 bytes Date of Release : 08/24/92 This was the file that coined the phrase "Going crazy in the Suburbs", and I was beginning to detect a wee bit of continuity in Hairy's work. Not that I minded... his files go together well, and are a fascinating view inside the mind of Amerikka's youth. Filename : TANJ.015 Description : Terrible Lies Written by : Tal Meta File Size : 7988 bytes Date of Release : 09/01/92 This file was sorta inspired by TANJ.006. When the Immortal Derf found out that I'd written a file about him, he felt the need to obfuscate about it. So I chose to return the favor. Filename : TANJ.016 Description : The Abduction Of A Social Geek Written by : Locutus of Borg File Size : 6328 bytes Date of Release : 09/13/92 This was a file I asked for. I'd wanted it to be a compilation, but nobody else had the time to get theirs done. This was the first file I ever sent back for a rewrite. Hadda happen sooner or later. Filename : TANJ.017 Description : A Parody Of Star Trek:The Next Generation Written by : Mr. Wizzard File Size : 19940 bytes Date of Release : 09/13/92 This file is still one of my favorites. But then again, I like parodies. Shoot me. Filename : TANJ.018 Description : The 69 Laws Of Bbsing Written by : Spartacus File Size : 7528 bytes Date of Release : 09/17/92 This was orignially only 59 laws, but everyone felt that a more "interesting" number of laws ought to exist. So we (read I) added some. Filename : TANJ.019 Description : Man Of Steel / Woman Of Kleenex Written by : by Larry Niven (typed and editted by Spartacus) File Size : 15706 bytes Date of Release : 09/17/92 Okay. I once said I didn't want anyone else's work appearing as a TANJ. I made an exception in the case of this file. I used to laugh myself silly over this file in my teens, when I saw it published. And Spart just happened to have it already typed up. I just couldn't resist. Filename : TANJ.020 Description : God Save The Children / Home Crucifiction Guide Written by : by Spartacus & Locutus of Borg File Size : 9724 bytes Date of Release : 09/28/92 This file was the first actual "compilation". God Save the Children was a file I originally intended to write, but could never get past the first few sentences of. So, I tossed it out on the GODNet TANJ Writer's Echo and asked someone else to run with the idea. Spartacus took it, and in my opinion, did a better job with it than I would have. I still think it should have had rats in the dumpster, but thats just me. The Guide resulted from a common "amusement" offered on a local chat system. Filename : TANJ.021 Description : Above And Beyond Written by : Spartacus File Size : 14411 bytes Date of Release : 10/02/92 A serious subject, given an interesting spin. Filename : TANJ.022 Description : Going Crazy In The Suburbs: 02 : Relationships Written by : Hairy Leech File Size : 9494 bytes Date of Release : 10/05/92 I told Hairy once that his life would change once he got involved with someone. I told him his writing style was likely to change as well. This was his way of saying "Sorry, but I'm still waiting to see a change..." Filename : TANJ.023 Description : A Mind's Eye View Of Paradise Written by : Spartacus File Size : 6607 bytes Date of Release : 10/05/92 Life in a layered Universe. Virtual Reality with a twist. Filename : TANJ.024 Description : The Night That Changed My Life Written by : Locutus of Borg File Size : 8054 bytes Date of Release : 10/07/92 It has Elvis. It has Jesus. It has a travelling salesman. It has a car chase. What more could you ask for? Filename : TANJ.025 Description : Another Poetry Interlude Written by : Cat Eye File Size : 9595 bytes Date of Release : 10/10/92 I believe in variety. So, from time to time, I can and will toss out things that break the mold. This is one of those files... Filename : TANJ.026 Description : 101 Ways To Wash A Brain Written by : Mystic Journeyer File Size : 9331 bytes Date of Release : 10/12/92 A fascinating look inside one of the world's largest cults, and its popular form of brainwashing Amerikka's youth. Filename : TANJ.027 Description : Going Crazy In The Suburbs: 03 : Broken Written by : Hairy Leech File Size : 12018 bytes Date of Release : 10/14/92 Hairy is still telling me nothing has changed. In a sad, twisted sort of way, I'm glad. His writing style is unique, and I'd hate to lose it. Filename : TANJ.028 Description : Life Is Pain Written by : Tal Meta File Size : 8863 bytes Date of Release : 10/14/92 The answer to the question; "Does Tal still write for this thing or what?" is yes. My view of the world is a bit more jaded than my younger crowd of writers, but then again, I've seen a whole lot more real estate than most of them. Age hath rank priveleges, or something like that. Filename : TANJ.029 Description : An Off-Road Brain Written by : Spartacus File Size : 12,208 bytes Date of Release : 10/17/92 Intense. A world view situated somewhere between mine & Hairy's. But shared by a good portion of the loyal readership, I should suspect. Filename : TANJ.030 Description : TANJ Index #1 Written by : Tal Meta File Size : 14,223 bytes Date of Release : 10/17/92 You're reading it. If you need me to tell you what its about, please go open a few arteries now, before you breed more of your kind. Sheesh. --------------------------------------------------- Okay. Whats coming up for TANJ in the future? Well, for one thing, the final (?) Blood Lust file. Malachi has a sister, I am told... Also, a sequel to God Save the Children. The forces of Karma aren't done with Martin Chandler. Also, coming "soon" the final (or next to final) chapter of Tal Meta vs. U.S. Sprint. Alot has happened with my case, but I'd really like to get it all ended before I write another file on it. Or maybe not. I've got a horror story kicking around too... one of these days I'll be in a demented enough mood to put it into text. Plus, MAYBE another Larry Niven story. Depends on if anyone wants to type it up. I'm gonna go hunt for an old "questionare" I once was aked to answer... given the distance of a few years, its now hillarious as hell. Look for it soon! [>> Phoenix Modernz Inc. :908/830-TANJ <<] [>> Modern Textfiles Inc. The Matrix BBS:908/905-6691 <<] [>> The Lawless Society Inc. 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