As of now, this FAQ is now being maintained by David Green. Complain to him about everything, okay?
Changes from last version:
Some. I think.
CONTENTS (do not fold, spindle, or mutilate):
Part One: People
Section A: Present Posters
Section B: Past Posters
Part Two: Those Really Weird In-jokes Which Most People Can't Even Understand, Not Even The People Who Started Them In The First Place
Part Three: Annoyances
Part Four: Other
This is an ever-changing document about the posters of a.t.a, their odd running gags, their thousands of informational documents so ruthlessly acronymized, and their general lack of anything to do. This will never, ever, ever be complete, so if I'm missing something, please go jump off a cliff and don't bother me. Thank you.
There are some instances where I am not fully sure if I've given the correct address or whatever, and in these instances I usually add a question mark to show this, or I will otherwise make abundantly clear in my usual rambling fashion that I really have no idea what the hell I'm talking about.
As of -- um, now, this FAQ is now being maintained by David "Plato" Green; address all comments and questions to him. Perhaps he'll do a better job of this than I did. (Of course, a broken ceiling fan could have done a better job of this than I did, but let's not dwell on that issue.)
1. Who is the Really Cranky Dragon?
His exact description and age are unknown; they seem to change with the Dragon's whims. When he feels like it, the Dragon is also known as the .45 Caliber Dragon, and, in that silly thing we call "real life," Bran Bradham, er, Brad Branham. Whatever his name be, he can scorch you to ashes, so be careful around him. Only a select few may refer to him as "pet"...well, anyone who scratches him behind his ears, at least. He used to write the CEDs, but has passed this duty on to David "Plato" Green.
[JW has written a more detailed FAQ on the Dragon, entitled "QUACK'D" (QUestions About CranKy Dragons); ask him nicely if you want to see it. Or give him some raspberry soda.]
2. Who is JW?
His name is actually Jonathan Woodward, but he goes by "JW" because everyone keeps misspelling his first name. (Including Yours Truly, even if I won't admit it.) At one time, he gave out Towers, but that duty has since been taken up by Robert Dahlen. He refers to himself as an "ego-starved twit," but we're not going to say if we agree with that. He's written fanfic and the Animaniacs code and probably some other things I can't think of, but due to copyright troubles, Jonathan has only a few WB-related things left on his web page. (Well, they're not WB-related, 'cause otherwise he'd be hearing from the nice lawyers again, but you get the point. Well, maybe you don't. Go play in traffic.)
3. Who is Will Bell?
Will Bell maintains the CRGA and the FAQ for this newsgroup; he also runs a mail server from which the ftp-deprived may get files. He's also one of the few people who have been around since the newsgroup started. He does a great deal for this newsgroup, so remember to thank him every so often. Alas, alack, as of late, the most we've seen of Will is his auto postings of the Animaniacs FAQ, his how-to-get-stuff-from-his- server message, and the rules for submissions to the CRGA.
4. Who is David "Plato" Green?
He started the middle name trend on this newsgroup by sticking quotes and documents in the space between his first and last name. Does he have a real middle name? Only a select few know.... David also keeps the transcribed episodes, so if you're dying to see the transcript for a certain show, ask him, and I guarantee you that he'll ignore your request until twenty years from now. He writes a lot of the better silly stuff on this newsgroup, including descriptions of Wakko and Yakko cross-dressing, as well as about waking up in bed with Yakko. (We're not gonna say a word.) He also writes most of the best song parodies on this group, including a rewriting of "Yakko's World." (Really! Just ask him for and grab a box of aspirin.) He's also intent on acronymizing Absolutely Everything, and insists that the Warners are dogs. He also now maintains this FAQ so that he can rewrite his entry to say really flattering things about himself. Oh, yeah, and he now writes the CEDs, but I've already mentioned that before.
5. Who is "Wilford" Bryan "Wolf" Chaney?
Our resident werewolf, of course. He maintains the beginner's guide to Animaniacs, in case you didn't happen to know who Wacko is. (He's the one in the red cap and no pants.) And remember, that's Bryan with a "y"!
6. Who is Kevin Pezzano?
The defender of the Holy Truth of MPD-Is-Not-The-Same-As-Schizophrenia. And a Dot Drooler(tm), or maybe it was just a Anything-Vaguely-Female-and- Breathing Drooler (see also JW). At any rate, he also likes to be smited -- err, smote -- umm -- smitten, oh, whatever!
7. Who is Lari?
She is the resident teenage goddess of brownies and heavenly bodies (and the only teenage goddess of brownies and heavenly bodies, actually); that is, "heavenly bodies" as in those really neat things up in the sky (um, no, I don't mean birds), not "heavenly bodies" as in Keeper's. Lari enjoys having long conversations with herself, but don't we all? She looks "really hot" when wearing white satin opera-length gloves, apparently.
8. Who is Yakkette?
A blithering fangirl of a number of things, including but not limited to Tom Servo and Mel Gibson. She claims to be scary, but this claim seems to somewhat dubious. Dubbed the Goddess of Pepsi and Gibbons and some various other things which I shall doubtlessly get wrong if I try to list them, she was also the organizer of Animania V, and is one of the organizers of Animania...X? (Be afraid. Be very afraid.)
9. Who is Brendan Dunn?
He maintains the "official" ftp site of a.t.a, wherein you may find informational documents, fan art, fan scripts, and assorted oddities. He also maintains the POIT. He's also one of the notorious Dot Droolers(tm), and spends hours cataloguing "skirt peeks." (Boys. Go fig.) Surprisingly enough, a lot of people have difficulty spelling his first name. Call him Benny and you die. He was the principal organizer for Animania IV. (Everyone say, "Thank you, Brendan!" now!)
10. Who is Ron "Keeper" O'Dell?
Keeper of the AMLF...though that's not what he's nicknamed "Keeper" for. (Actually, I have no idea why he's nicknamed "Keeper." You'll have to ask him yourself, if you want to know.) Generally one of the more sensible people on the newsgroup, he also specializes in innuendo, which sort of contradicts the part about sensibility. Oh well. Keep's also one of the few Answermaniacs left and will be glad to help you out, as long as you tell him which way you came in. He was also dubbed as "really hot" by a friend of Lari's, a gag that Keeper is running into the ground as fast as he can. Keep maintains an assortment of informational documents other than the AMLF, including the upcoming episodes for Kids' WB, which are on rasputin and on his web page.
11. Who is Kane "The Narfcake" Leung?
Being the noble (?) person he is, he's an unofficial Answermaniac, which I suppose means he isn't an Answermaniac. (I'm confused....) He is known far and wide for his collection of Animaniacs T-shirts, as well as for his habit of trying to scare every and anyone. He doesn't wear pants and seems to be quite proud of that fact. He maintains the FABOO (Animaniacs merchandise list) and the STEFF (Freakazoid merchandise list), both of which can be found on Rasputin. And no, we are not going to mention his sick, sick, sick plushie surgery.
12. Who is Jay Maynard?
Another Dot Drooler(tm), and the only one to be nationally acknowledged as one. He maintains the ACK (the Animaniacs Comics Kompendium), which is basically a CRG/POIT for the Animaniacs comic books. Don't mention amusement parks around him; he won't be amused. (Come to think of it, you probably shouldn't mention puns, either.) He's also the poster boy for the PPPGALF.
13. Who is Sean "HubCity" Carolan?
Otherwise known as HubCity, his web page contains a bunch of stuff about Animania IV. He's also the author of the Jim Smith FAQ, all about a certain person who was, some months ago, one of a.t.a's most annoying posters. However, in protest or because of WBLegal serving papers to various sites, the HTMLized CRGA, the WARNER, and whatever-else-he-had-in-relation-to-Animaniacs is no longer on his web page. That may include the Animania IV site, but I haven't bothered checking.
14. Who is Kim "Yakko's Babe" Robarts?
One of the group's leading Yakko droolers -- and, to date, one of the few people physically attracted to a pigeon. (The Godpigeon does not count.) Richard Manning once wrote a story about Kim and Yakko, whence came the infamous ambulance scene. Kim was at one time famous for her 40-column margins, but appears to have dropped the habit now. She's the author of "You Are What You See," a story which "wandered from egotistical cameo to cameo," but was entertaining nonetheless. Kim doesn't post too much anymore but deserves a space here anyway.
15. Who is KJT Dot?
Why, the #1 Rob Paulsen blithering fangirl, of course! She's the author of the saga "Out of the Tower and Out of Their Minds" which she finally finished a few months ago. She has an ftp site, I think, but I can't recall what it was... She takes the term "drooling fangirl" to new heights. She maintains a document called the LARRY, which is a list of all the movies/shows/whatevers Rob Paulsen's appeared in.
16. Who is Marv Allenbrand?
Our resident lurker, who gets miffed when he gets left out of things mentioning various a.t.a-ers (and who apparently gets miffed when he gets left in things -- make up yer mind!). He's ruthlessly enshrined various a.t.a-ers in song, so watch out.
17. Who is the Kinky Turtle?
He has multiple personalities; the ones which surface on a.t.a are Andrew Mutchler, Snako (the Warner Brothers with no arms), and Lisa Simpson (from the TV show "The Simpsons" [insert OJ joke here]). It's really best not to ask. He's also quite talented at drawing.
18. Who is Chance?
Known in real life as Andy Hill, he is one of the people valiantly fighting against D*sney -- no, wait, maybe that's not right. (Perhaps it was Ted Turner.) He has also been dubbed one of a.t.a's NetSharks, though not many of us even know what that means.
19. Who is David "Weirdguy" Kendall?
Currently, he runs the SQUIT (I can't remember what it stands for), which is a trivia contest for Animaniacs containing all sorts of nitpicky details most people in their right minds don't notice. (That's why the contest is perfect for a.t.a.)
20. Who is Lara "Odo's Bucket" Little?
We presume she's not really a bucket, but ya never know.... She's the primary starter of threads about how you've been watching Animaniacs too long when you get algae in your bathtub...no, no, that doesn't sound quite right. She maintains the EHAP as well, and is the goddess of lemurs. And Star Trek. And something else, I think...dinosaurs?
21. Who is Sco4tt "Fool" Purdy?
As suggested by his "middle name," he's our resident fool, but is aspiring to be a moron. He is quite often involved in off-topic threads focusing on doing cruel and twisted things to various languages. Apparently he also detests being called wise.
22. Who is Jill "spot" Watkins?
She's really an infrequent poster, but deserves mention anyway. She is the queen of typos, the Goddess of Vhialthe (Chocolate) and Grapes, and an all-around weird person. Nothing I can say will possibly explain her further. "spotspeak" has become a second language for IRCers, and, to some extent, ata-ers. (Or IRCers/ata-ers.) The dictionary's on her web page, but it may just confuse you further.... WARNING: Prolonged exposure may be hazardous to your health. (Hey, when I played Scrabble the other day, I tried to use "harf" as a word! AIE!)
23. Hey! You forgot to mention [so and so]!
Yes, I know. I'm too lazy to write up descriptions for everyone; that, and for some people, I have no comments to write. So, I present some of the other posters on a.t.a:
KeV Beeley [maintainer of the a.t.a personalities poll]; Treesong [call him Ucalegon and you die, unless maybe you're carrying a grapefruit -- umm, or something]; Alex "fakewakko" Prestin; Jeff H.; Aaron Varhola [a lawyer!! aiiieee! he's also known as Varro, the offspring of a Warner and Elmyra -- aiiieee!]; Robert Dahlen [the new Bestower of Towers, who is too modest to give any to himself, so be sure to let him know if you like his fanfic]; Beth Long; Jamie "Egg" Kufrovich; Justin "Thorin" Mcelhanon; Brian Norman; Lee Toop [who is also a grey fox..."fox"? Does that make him "really hot"?]; Andrew J. "Neuracnu" Chinnici; Sarah Dove [The youthful muse of compulsive thinking and anything which happens to occur to her]; Ben Carter; Jenn "Mindwarp" Scott [Goddess of Marriage, Jewishness, and Towers, though we haven't seen her in, hmmm, quite some time]; Troy "Furry" Klingler [who has some fanfiction somewhere, but I seem to have misplaced the URL]; Tom Madden [keeper of the a.t.a photo archives and the NRG]; J. Lee; Rhia Perkins [the Uppercase-impaired goddess, only her goddessness has nothing to do with a.t.a goddessness (that would be too easy)]; and Jennie Gruber.
This is by no means a complete list; it changes as frequently as -- something that changes frequently. (I'm sorry, I'm not feeling metaphorical today.) Feel free to whine about being left off or about being included.
Um, this is currently non-existent, because now that I've got some poor pathetic sap to take this over, I don't want to bother writing it.
1. What's Animaniacs sex apeal [sic]?
Sometime in -- mmm, February or March of 1995 (I think; someone correct me if I'm wrong), some guy wondered if Animaniacs made you more attractive to girls. He titled the thread "Animaniacs sex apeal," which many people attempted to correct in the followups, but the "Animaniacs sex apeal" thread lived on. The thread has been revived a few times, misspelled name and all -- though that seems to be the apeal of the thread, namely to use the Miss Spelling. From all this, we have learned that if you put the word "sex" in the subject line, everyone will immediately respond to it. (No, not in that way, you sicko!)
2. What does this ambulance thing mean?
As mentioned earlier, Richard Manning once wrote a story involving Kim Robarts and Yakko. Well, just for fun, or good blackmail material, he decided to have a scene involving two group members. (We won't reveal their names, to protect the, um, apparently no longer innocent parties.) The scene ended with the two people getting in an ambulance; what exactly they did in there was not actually told in the story, but we can pretty much guess, can't we? (Our resident paramedic, Jay Maynard, got thrown out of the ambulance...go fig.)
3. What's all this about Dave Barry?
Okay, so, see, one time, David Green wrote a semi- hysterical article about mistakes, and one of the mistakes was about improper usage of the subjunctive mood, so Brendan Dunn decided to post a "grammar lesson" he'd come up with some years ago, and Scott Purdy accused Brendan of stealing it from a Dave Barry "Mr. Language Person" column, but it turned out that there wasn't any such column, so then every time there was a question of Brendan really writing something, Scott would accuse Brendan of plagiarizing it from Dave Barry, and then, in a different thread altogether, Jay B. Parker said he "wishes correct grammar was less stilted," so Brendan gave him (Jay) an F, and David decided to post this really funny "grammar lesson" about the subjunctive mood. Thus did Brendan, David, and Dave Barry all become plagiarists. 'kay bye.
4. Why the heck are there so many goddesses running around?
It all started one day in, um, January, I think...the Dragon declared Jennette [Nazhet] to be a goddess. Soon afterwards, several females (or psuedo-females, as it were) on IRC were declared to be goddesses, and when a pesky little person (Jennette) said that all females should be goddesses, the females on a.t.a agreed with this. Of course, a few of these women have grown weary of goddesshood and gone to other ranks; at any rate, if you're a female, you can be a goddess. However, to be an "official" goddess, you must first go through initiation rites, provided by Jenn Scott and Alison Leininger.
5. How come no one can spell Jeanette's name right?
That's Jennette, darnit!
No one does it much anymore (thank half-a-million- goddesses!), but when Jenette -- uh, Jennette first started posting, she complained of the fact how no one could properly spell her name. The bas^H^H^Hfun-loving a.t.a-ers therefore decided that they should fill up entire threads of misspelling Jennette's name. The practice has stopped, for the most part, but occasionally some obnoxious people think it's fun to mention.
6. What's with Dot's ears?
Um -- actually, Brendan very nicely emailed me an explanation of it, but I accidentally lost the explanation. Sorry. I hope you're not burning with curiosity about it.
7. What's with the "No, A is B. C is D" stuff?
An offspring of the EVIL D debate. The original thread was started by the Yubally inclined Brendan Dunn:
>SO.....YOU THINK I AM A NUT?
>No, an almond is a nut. You, on the other hand, are a kook.
The cascade went on for eternity, and it still pops up occasionally, e.g.:
"I saw `Ragamuffins' the other day. It was super!"
"No, Clark Kent is Super. `Ragamuffins' is neat."
Do not use this unless you are prepared to have a thousand anvils hurled at you. Of course, you may like being anvilled, so...
8. Why do some people have so many "middle names," so to speak?
The trend is, of course, 'net-wide, but the wide use of it on a.t.a came from David Green, who puts a silly quote or suchlike between his first and last name when he posts. Jim Smith did the same thing in his brief time of posting, and insisted he was the one to incorporate a.t.a-wide use of it, but we know better.
9. What's "@@@h"?
A thread started once about how the sound Yakko makes before such statements as "I don't think so" couldn't really be defined in mere letters, so someone (David Green, I think), thought it was more of an "@@@h" than anything else. Agree, disagree, whatever. [As pointed out by David, this isn't really an in-joke. Who cares? Bite me!]
1. Who is Ricky Foltz?
Ricky Foltz posted on a.t.a for, oh, about two or so months. His numerous posts were usually about one line each and consisted of such sentiments as "This sucks" and "Me too!"; not only that, but he had a thirty line .sig which he absolutely had to attach to each and every stupid pointless post of his. Arrggghhhh! (Whence came his nickname "Siggie.") However, at one point he graciously shortened his .sig to a mere fifteen lines.
He also "wrote" several fanfics; they consisted of posting the same story several times, each subsequent version changed a bit more. Most of his stories were garbage; the parts which were not garbage were plagiarized from other sources.
Siggie's friend Erich Zigler also posted to a.t.a; he only posted for a brief time, but he exhibited behavior which was almost as twittish as Ricky's.
Recently, Ricky was reincarnated -- errr, that is, he appeared once more on a.t.a, under the screen name of "DexDouglas." Actually, at first it was "Tails42." He accidentally did "Rouge Answermaniac" and insisted that "rouge" meant "villian" [sic] (we presume he meant "villain"). Basically, he made a complete fool out of himself. Siggie is very good at that. He claimed that he'd left for good, but, well, he said that the first two times. The moment Ricky left, a certain "ChicknBoo7@aol.com" popped up and claimed to be a "friend" of Ricky's...hmmmm...
2. Who is Jim Smith?
He decided to start off his life on the 'net by marching into a.t.a and promptly telling us that Animaniacs sucks (MGE!) in all conceivable (MGE!) ways. Over the course of time, however, he -- well, he basically acted like a complete idiot, and eventually left. He still doesn't like Animaniacs, but he's not so bad anymore. Really.
3. Who is EVIL D?
He posted a series of messages at one time early in 1995; they ranged from the threatening to the incredibly stupid to the delusional. He eventually went a bit too far in his maniacal ramblings and so some a.t.a-ers wrote to his sysadmin; EVIL D then posted excerpts of what was allegedly a paper a.t.a was a test study for. (For more detailed information, ask someone who's got the stuff archived; the Dragon, Chance, and Jennette all have it.) He, or someone deciding to use the name, attacked a.t.a and its posters once more after that with mailbombs, spams, and other fun things. He appears to be gone for the moment, but ya never know.
4. Who is Jeff Roberts?
Well, he was a semi-regular poster to a.t.a until some month in some year (Okay, so it was 1995, but I'm not sure of what month. May?), when he suddenly got mad at something someone said, and declared that Rob Paulsen was a jerk, even though he (JR) had actually not had any contact whatsoever with Mr. Paulsen. Anyway, he (JR) came back to a.t.a some time later, except under a different name. In September of 1995, he informed of us of who he really was, and I believe that everyone basically forgave him, but then he started getting a bit, um, delusional of what WB is required to do for him and the rest of fandom. So he left again, vowing never to return. He did, however, return briefly simply for the sake of annoying Jay Maynard, so perhaps we haven't seen the last of him.
5. Who is "Spoon"?
@@@h -- he hasn't quite deserved immortalization in the "Hall of Flame" yet, but so far he's acted like a complete twerp. The jury is still making its decision. (If the glove fits, wear it.)
1. What's the CED?
The Current Events Digest, which used to be written by the Cranky Dragon. He wrote three of them. Or four. The back issues are, I believe, available on the Dragon's web page. They are now being written by David Green, if he will actually stop procrastinating and get around to it. This document is not intended to replace the CEDs, rather supplement it, so David will have no excuse not to keep up both when he starts to maintain both documents.
2. What's the CRGA?
The Cultural Reference Guide for Animaniacs, maintained by Will Bell. It catalogs the many references made on Our Favorite Show, from the origin of the "Helloooo Nurse!" line to where the heck Pinky got that "Narf!" from. It's a wonderful document, an absolute must-have for the dissecters of Animaniacs. HubCity used to have an HTMLized version of it somewhere on his web page; I don't know if and when it will be back up again.
3. What's the POIT?
Pointers On Insignificant Technicalities (I think)...an absolute must-have for the people who take dissection of the show even further; it poi[n]ts out all the nitpicky details, like how Wang sometimes loses track of how many petals Dot's flower has. You know, the stuff that qualifies you for the Please Please Pleese Get a Life Foundation if you notice it.
4. What's the AMLF?
The Animaniacs Mega-Lyric File. It is maintained by Ron "Likes Wearing Dresses," I mean, "Keeper" O'Dell. It's a transcript of all the songs which have appeared on Animaniacs (there's one for Pinky and the Brain too). The latest version can be found on hisweb site, or at e-mail Keep and bug him mercilessly for it. I personally recommend the latter, not that I'd want Keeper to be annoyed or anything.
5. What's the ZORT?
Zillions Of Random Tunes. The Mystic Mongoose maintained this document, but no longer does, since he hasn't been on the group in ages (though he recently popped up a few weeks or so ago); it's a collection of song parodies. ("It's time for Anti-maniacs...")
6. What's Animania IV? (or I, or II, or III, or V, or...?)
The definition of an Animania is when an attempt is made to get a.t.a-ers together -- with Animania IV, the definition expanded to include IRCers as well. There are no set rules for Animanias, except perhaps having to watch enough Animaniacs episodes to make you spend the next few days wandering around in a daze and muttering, "We're having soup today!"
7. What's this purity test I keep hearing about?
Written by Brendan Dunn (with some questions by other people), this purity test is to see how much of a raving, maniacal fan you really are. Some of the questions are quite confusing and in-jokish, but it's still a fun way to waste time. I think Jay Maynard has the current record for highest purity test score. What is it, Jay, 9,239?
8. What's WunnePekke?
WarnerSpeak. Once upon a time (before my time), there was a thread about how the character names on Animaniacs were c-v-c-c-v (e.g. Yakko, Wakko, Bobby, Dr. Scratchansniff), whence came WunnePekke (WarnerSpeak). (Or WunnaPekke, depending on what mood you're in.) A guide to this is available on either Rasputin or Will Bell's server (or maybe both), so check there if you want more information.
9. What's alt.tv. tiny-toon.fandom?
It's a newsgroup where drooling fanboys -- and fangirls -- can publicly reveal their lust for any sort of toons, including but not limited to Tiny Toons and Animaniacs. Apparently there can be some nasty flame wars. It's usually known as .fandom, though some call it a.t.t-t.f or a.t3.f or "the edge."
10. Is there an Animaniacs FAQ?
Of course there is! I already mentioned it, didn't I? (Didn't I?) At any rate, it is maintained by Will Bell, and it is posted on a regular basis to the newsgroup, at least I think so, as well as being available on numerous web pages, rasputin.fuzzy.com, and Will's mail server. It is also referred to as the NARF (Nifty Animaniacs Reference File), as SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE have informed me. Whereas the Animaniacs FAQ is for the show, the a.t.a a.t.a FAQ (the document you are currently reading) is for the newsgroup and not the show. (See?) Please read both documents before posting!
11. What's the DOT?
Deities' Obligatory Tasks. Apparently they're intiation rituals for female a.t.a-ers to become goddesses. (Go fig!)
12. What are Towers?
Awards which JW used to give out for things he liked; now, they are given out by Jenn Scott. If Jenn is still alive, that is. They really mean absolutely nothing at all, but don't tell anyone who's received one. (or two or three or four or...)
13. What's the Animaniacs code? (or: "What's that weird jumble of letters everybody except me sticks in their .sigs?")
It's that weird jumble of letters everybody except you sticks in their .sigs. A parody of the Geek Code, the Animaniacs code was created by Jonathan Woodward. He used to have it on his web page, but as it is not there anymore, I'm not sure where you can get it. It might be on rasputin. If all else fails, you can request it on the newsgroup and someone will email you a copy. Maybe.
14. What's the EHAP?
Effects of Habitual Animaniacs Perusal. Maintained by Lara "Odo's Bucket" Little, it's a collection of "YKYBWTMAW"s (You Know You've Been Watching Too Much Animaniacs When...) and the various deviations. (YKYBRATATLW = You Know You've Been Reading A.T.A. Too Long When..., etc.)
15. What's the PPPGALF?
In show #73 (along with "Hard Days Warner" and "Gimme A Break"), the "Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation" was a satire of, um, obsessive fan behavior. Most of the dialogue in the cartoon was taken from the CRGA.
16. What's the AFEL? Where can I get one?
Animaniacs Future Episode List. Someone (Jeff and/or Tron) usually posts it on a.t.a, but now you can also get it from Keeper's web site.
17. Oh, dear God! I said, "I love Wakko"! Is WB going to sue me?! (or: "What IS all this copyright stuff?)
Not too long ago, Jonathan Woodward, Bill Fortier, and- possibly-someone-else-though-I-can't-really-remember-at-the-moment were told by WB to Stop It in regards to creating and distributing fanworks, so of course we had to have a long and annoyingly immortal thread about copyright laws, if toonphilia is Sick and Perverted, and if Francis Bacon wrote William Shakespeare's plays. Some people seem to be hesitant to post fanfic or fanart because of the copyright issues, but I say go right ahead! If WB decides to sue you, I'll even let you borrow my lawyer, as soon as he gets out of prison. Currently, WIFA (Warners Internet Fan Assocation or something like that) is attempting to negotiate with WB to make fanworks safe from the Evil Lawyers who have Absolutely No Right trying to protect copyright, the fiends! FALH (Fans Against Legal Harrassment) may or may not be doing something, and may or may not exist, depending on if Quozl's capslock key is broken.
18. What's IRC?
International Relay Chat. I'm not going to bother explaining it, 'cause there are about ten thousand places you can find an explanation of it. The channel which a lot of a.t.a-ers hang out on is #watertower, on DALnet. (/server irc.dal.net 7000, /join #watertower)
19. Is this FAQ even really that necessary?
Any copyrighted material I mention in here is copyrighted by whoever copyrighted it; any trademarks I mention in here are trademarked by whoever trademarked the trademark. Does that make sense? No, I didn't think so. Any comments, additions, flames, corrections, etc. should be sent to David Green.
Thanks to Jenn Scott, Kane Leung, Jay Maynard, Robert Dahlen, Jonathan Woodward, Brendan Dunn, and anyone else I forgot. Especial thanks to Scott "Fool" Purdy and David "Plato" Green, particularly to the latter for offering to take over this document.
I'll just leave you with this quote from The Merry Wives of Windsor, by Francis Bacon, I mean William Shakespeare:
"I cannot tell what the dickens his name is."