February 7, 2002

Wow. According to my Network Solutions license agreement:

You agree not to transmit through the dot com mail service any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature.

I can certainly agree that I should never send harassing or libelous e-mail. But have I ever sent a threatening e-mail? Or a harmful one? I can’t be sure. This is a high standard of conduct, though I will attempt to follow it.

[Robotech / Macross Valkyrie]

I had a good day today, by the way. Watched an episode of Robotech, spread some mulch in my garden, plotted out the next set of Quiet snippets, sketched a few random block drawings of torsos (which would make very cool Valkyries, as seen at right), and practiced calligraphy.

Heh. I got a response from “Mariam Abacha.” Unfortunately, she pulled my real name out of the reply-to header of my e-mail. I should have changed that before sending the e-mail. Anyway, here’s what she sent:

Subject: thanks for your mail
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 21:42:11 -0800 (PST)
From: madam abacha <family_abba2002@yahoo.com>

Dear Brent,

I just recieved your mail as regard to my business proposal sent to you dated 6-02-2002.

In the first place, I wish to ask if you did not understand what I mean in the proposal?

If you really want to assist me, indicate your seriousness through your next mail and also forward to me your telephone number in which i will be reaching you from time to time .

Awaiting for your quick response. Thanks

Mrs Mariam Abacha.

Here’s my reply. Should be interesting to see what happens next.

my phone doesnt work now because the fbi is tapping it & so i had to disconect it by cuting the wires but i want to help U how els can i conect with U??? i want to help!!!!

“The greatness of a mind is determined by the depth of its suffering.”
— Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind

I’m not sure I absolutely believe that quote, but it deserves meditation.

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