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What does it mean to be Unattainable?
Unattainables are usually anti-heros, loners and have an air of mystery. They never let you know quite as much as you would like to know about them. They are intelligent with a certain cynicism and a rather painful introspective quality. They tend to be isolated in some way from others, by a physical, mental and/or emotional difference, by the work they do or other circumstances which set them apart. Perhaps due to this isolation, they may have difficulty connecting with others and struggle to cope with that inability.
Just to make things interesting, we have a couple of sub-categories:
Bad'Uns (also known as D'vils for inexplicable reasons) are flamboyant and love the exercise of power -- it is their cruel use of this power that they use to isolate themselves from others. Their soft spot is their need for control. With no pawns they are shadow-kings.
None of this is engraved in stone. Not every Unattainable has every attribute described above, just some combination of most of them. We're constantly refining and redefining this description, so feel free to throw in your two cents!
2. What's a Chimera?
A large majority of the characters we have identified as Unattainable have been male and an equally large majority of the Chimeras are female, but we didn't do that intentionally. Men are welcome here. This is not just a drool group (well, not too much), but a recognition of a priceless character (usually played by a priceless actor or written by a priceless author) who knows just what to say at the right moment, how to cock an eyebrow sardonically or quote an ETA down to the tenth of a second.
If you don't meet the age requirement or would simply prefer an all ages group, Chimerae TNG might be for you. It is a by-product of this list, started by one of our list members, but it is not directly affiliated with this list.
Here's the part where it gets interesting: On occasion we have been known to get a little wild. Many of us have been in the gutter since 1972 (and some of us hadn't even been conceived in 1972!). Many of us keep VR clones of our favorite characters as "companions". (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.) We often share our personal lives in detail, from the boring to the shocking. No topic is sacred. While we do not tend toward flames (it happened once here and shocked everyone into silence) and we do not take serious shots at each other, we do get rowdy, but it's all in good fun and if you don't realize that, it could be possible to get insulted very easily.
Underneath the drinking songs from the middle ages and the arguments over who tried to steal whose clone, we're a family, and we're a good family. If you think you might fit in here, write the List-Mom or WebMistress.
NOTE: This is an adult themed list.
We are sticking to the basic rules of alt.tv.highlander and friendly people everywhere: Please be kind to newbies and small animals. Put *spoiler* in the subject header if you are discussing any current season episodes. We want this to be a free exchange of ideas, so no one will scream if you wander off-topic from time to time (to time...). The netiquette police are not on patrol here.
As some e-mail programs don't get along with images (.jpegs, .gifs, etc.) or sound files and also due to the fact that Macro viruses are becoming a little too popular for our liking, we do request that all posts sent to the list be text only. If you have a pic you'd like to share with the Chimeras, please place it on a webpage and send the url to the list. If you have any questions on how to do this or don't have a webpage, contact the WebMistress and she'll help you.
Cross-posting and forwarding: With the exception of humour posts (unless noted) NO forwarding of posts off list with out getting the author's permission either on or off list.
...and one more thing -- DO NOT send ANY virus warnings to the list
unless you've checked it out thoroughly with various
virus warning sites such as:
We also chat on IRC. There is an open forum on Efnet which is free to
all who show up: #unattain, where any members who are in the room will
happily talk to you about their favorite characters until you beg them
to stop. It's a good place for discussions, comparisons and new ideas.
We do have a private room set up in a different location for list members
ONLY. If you, as a Chimera, need directions on how to get there,
For your reference, the people who seem to be running the place (well, sort of):
Back to the Front Door