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  • #201094
    mick
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    I was just pondering to myself, did anyone else every right to pen pals through he ads in the fanclub magazine?

    I had quite a few on the go at one point but I’m buggered if I can remember a single one of them, on girl did send me a copy of Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers for free which I still have.

    Would be rather nifty if that was one of you lot haha

    Or was I the only sado writing to these sados?

    #201096
    Kris Carter
    Participant

    No, I wrote to a few as well. The names, sadly, escape me now.

    #201097
    si
    Participant

    I think I wrote to somebody through BTL. I used to like having penpals. I had Penpal ads in SFX and Kerrang around 1994/95.

    #201098
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Conversing with people you’ve never met?

    SAD.

    #201103
    mick
    Participant

    si I used to go to gigs with a penpal I had through Kerrang lol his name was Dan and he was from Southport, other than that I cant remember anything about him!

    Wish I knew what I did with all the old letters, I suspect they ended up in the bin.

    #201104
    si
    Participant

    I got a penpal called Amanda via Kerrang. She recorded me a copy of Terrorvision’s then-new album, Regular Urban Survivors, and recorded me a spoken message at the end of the tape. Still got it. :)

    #201105
    Carlito
    Participant

    Aww, Si. It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

    #201106
    anniescribe
    Participant

    I like the Internet, but I dunno … there was a special quality to fannish interactions in post, cons, zines, and phone calls (but not much, because long-distance charges, DAMN).

    #201109
    mick
    Participant

    Sadly I had the kind of youth where pen-pals and dialling into Bulletin Board Systems was my main interaction with other human life, and the latter was usually more to download low-res 16 colour pornography so I could sell it on floppy disc at school.

    One interesting pen-pal story of mine…
    I wrote for years to a girl called Zoe, we met a few times, I was totally crazy about her to be honest… she had such a beautiful smile and used to draw video game characters on her letters which I loved.
    We inevitably lost touch after a whie, then quite a number of years later channel surfing one evening I saw her on Pimp My Ride UK with her Volkswagen Camper!
    I immediately did the 21st century thing of adding her on Facebook and we chatted for a while, sadly she was involved with someone and had a lot going on so we never really spoke again.
    Hers are the only pen-pal letters I ever kept, I have every single one to this day.

    #201111
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Mick was that at 300 baud?

    #201538
    thomasaevans
    Participant

    Yup I had two – and I have the letters somewhere. I’ll dig them out!

    #201698
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    Not BTL related, but I recently found a load of letters from a Pen Pals ad I put in SFX as a desperate teenager. Keeping it Dwarfy I think I it read “Holly seeks ZX81” or some such. I’ve been toying with sending short replies to each of the letters some 15 years on and blaming the delay on 2nd class postage.#

    In other news, I wonder what happened to that Ian the Smegmeister and his dream of a Birmingham fan club meet-up?

    #201705
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    I hear there’s going to be a massive Birmingham Fan Meet-up in May, And as far as i’m aware, Ian the Smegmeister will be in attendance…

    #201711
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    I always said that kid would go far. Approximately 26 miles in fact…

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