“The Puppy Poem” to Pack Alpha with Wolves by Fred Scott
There’s a Setter in your sweater and a Bulldog in your briefs,
there are Boxers in your boxers and they never wanna leave.
There’s a Shih Tzu whose inhabiting your filthy dungarees,
and when you drop your drawers there’s that nasty Bichon Frise.
How ’bout a Schnauzer in your trousers and those Terriers in your togs?
And the baying staying playing’s from a Chinese Crested Dog.
What with foxes in your soxes and the Shar Peis in your shoes,
and that Collie in your collar so you’re never gonna lose.
Know your duds are filled with Pugs, know there’s Chow Chows in your chaps,
and your sportswear’s full of Shorthairs, and there’s Huskies in your hats,
Akitas in your speedos, Springer Spaniels in your spats,
and an Afghan in your caftan, there can’t be too much of that.
When your neck is on the line and the shit has come to pass,
when you realize you’re hurting and you need to fix it fast,
when you’re waiting for a godsend and you want to make it last,
just reach down low, make a fist, and pull puppies from your ass.
From the Ahrimanes Clan Newsletter September 2005.
The author of the VTES blog “Gaming with Brett S.” has discovered a review/reminiscence of VTES on YouTube (and posted a link on vekn.net), which has been released on October 27th, 2015.
This quote was in the description of the video and I can wholeheartedly agree ..
“No Twilight jokes or references were used in the making of this video. Though now that I think about it, they never printed any foil cards. Which meant that in this universe, vampires really don’t sparkle.“
Today, the VEKN has launched a second poll on the future of VTES.
We are conducting the second part of the survey regarding the future of V:TES.
The answers given can have real impact on Paradox’s decisions about the game, so please answer both parts of this survey: Main Questions and Demographics.
You may have already provided demographics data during our previous surveys, but it is important to link your current preferences with your current V:TES status.
Given the importance of this survey, we encourage you to ask your friends (even those who are less active or even people who no longer play V:TES) to answer the questions.
— VEKN Team
Today, the VEKN has started a poll about what the preferences of the VTES community are for the future of VTES. The poll gives a couple of options about potential models how VTES could be continued in the future. Please go the poll on VEKN.net and voice your preferences. (The only requirement for participating in the poll seems to be that you need to be logged into the VEKN forum.)
The future is in motion.
VEKN and Paradox had a very constructive Skype meeting a few days ago and they asked us what should be done with VTES. So, in turn, we ask YOU, players, what would you like your game to become.
Please fill in the following survey by rating each choice from 1 (least prefered) to 7 (most prefered) and spread the news around you so the most players can express their opinion. Only registred users can vote. Try to distribute your votes by order of preferences (do not give a 7-mark to all options!) You may choose not to vote at all for options that don’t interest you.
If you have any technical problem with the poll or the registration, you can mail the details to vtesratings (at) gmail (dot) com
— The VEKN
(To the tune of “Rawhide!”, as sung by the Blues Brothers)
Shambling, shambling, shambling
Shambling, shambling, shambling (etc.)
Shambling, shambling, shambling,
Keep those zombies shambling!
Your rivals will be scrambling to hide!
Don’t try to get to know them,
Just rush and Lucky Blow them,
Make more zombies from old ones as they die.
Bring ’em out! Take ’em down! Chop ’em up!
Bring ’em back! Fake ’em out! Box ’em in! The Horde!
Bring ’em back! Chop ’em up! Fake ’em out! Take ’em down! Box ’em in!
Bring ’em o-o-o-ut . . . The Ho-o-orde!
— Clan Newsletter Samedi Feb. 2002
“Trophies are for lunatics. Well, and Norm.” — Peter