The Flash FAQ.
This was created to stop people asking the same questions... give
'em a URL and they are quiet for ages!
Oh dear. People always ask this one, and sing the song, as if it's never
been done before.
The name Flash stems from when I was about 11; everyone in my class made up
rhyming names for each other. Flash was derived from my birth name, and
it stuck. There is no silly reason for it; I neither do, nor am, 'flash'.
Although I didn't choose the name, it has been the only name by which I
have been known for many years, and so on 23rd April 2000 I changed it
by deed poll. It is now officially my real name, and appears on my passport.
I chose the name because I like it. The word gorge has various meanings...
short for gorgeous, a description of stuffing food into your mouth, and it's also
a slang word for, um, a part of the female anatomy. I liked it, so I chose it.
When I bought gorge.org none of the other gorge domains had gone - shortly
after I bought it, gorge.net and gorge.com disappeared. I quite often
get emails for customers of the US ISP gorge.net.
When, eventually, I put a band together, the idea is to work under the
name of Gorge - in the meantime the site is about me.
Well I hold two voluntary roles - Tree Warden, and Streetwatcher. These involve
training from the council, and in return we are their eyes in the borough. My
neighbours know this so that when a tree is damaged or a traffic light broken,
they contact me so I can get it rectified. I also run a
community website for my area.
I also enjoy sponsoring a child in Mali.
Not so much angelic as wholesome!
I have several piercings, dislike wearing underwear (I'm allergic to elastic), and do
like real ale. My bloke has also lured me into
a rather trollish sense of humour.
Not that bad, really.
Er - no. I don't often watch films and I certainly haven't seen any of the
Star Wars series. It seems to disturb people for some reason, but I am blissfully
unaware of them. I managed to avoid them as a child, little knowing Luke
and friends would become cult heroes, and here I am avoiding it again.
Hence me saying to a friend
when playing the Star Wars card game "I've got a Vader.. is that good?"
Yep, he's at www.urgle.com
and works at Demon Internet. We got together on October 1st 1999 and remarkably,
we are still happy. Extra happy if anything! Hooray!
For those who knew Ryk (my partner of 4 years) we split up in March 1999,
but still share a flat and go to the pub together - he's still my mate!
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do ppl ask this one? Heh. Anyway. Luckily I think I have found
a bloke who is as reticent to have kids as me. Just in case they
were female and I had to drown them. I dont like girls. But when Im about 35-40
and have settled down and mellowed, Id like to foster kids with special needs,
such as Down's Syndrome. Kids that are already alive and need help at a time
when I have developed the maturity and patience to give it (I hope!)
For now, I have a cat and some
- and they are plenty!
December 4th (born 1975). Sagittarius, and so on.
One day, aged about 11, I realised I could no longer bring myself to
put dead animal in my mouth, chew it up and swallow it, and simply stopped
doing so. I don't tell other people what to do; thats pointless. But if
you're really interested, go find a veggie society website.
For reference I dont eat any meat or fish, nor animal products e.g. gelatine,
cochineal and suet. I do drink non-veggie beers, tho if a veggie choice was
available I'd choose it, same as with veggie cheeses and free range eggs.
Luckily organic beer is becoming popular, and these do not use fish swim bladders
to clarify them.
The only leather I wear is an old jacket, or my trainers (my doctor says I need
to wear trainers as I have dodgy knees). But I dont care what others do.
The red? YES! And Im a bit antagonistic towards imposters (a-HA! You didn't
have to put up with teasing and jokes like these, but
now you think red is cool!) - so dye your hair my colour at
your peril! That said, I did have a few black bits in mine, but even
with permanent L'Oreal blue-black, it still won't stay.
They get sore and swollen easily, and sometimes I knock or dislocate them and trap
nerves. A doctor told me the thighbone is the wrong
shape to hold the kneecap. Very dull. But basically if you see
me getting a seat on the tube for one stop, or getting the lift only one floor,
thats cos I need to be careful with them. I usually use a stick when I
know I will be taking many stairs, e.g. on tube journeys.
Just for balance, my pet hates are really girlie girls (especially if they
are covered in slap and desparate for compliments), people cycling on
the pavement, and music with no discernable meaning.
- trance with a world beat
- feel-good sing-along anthems
- Band: Nine Inch Nails
- Artist: Gilbert and George
- Food: Peas in cheese sauce, buffalo mozzarella
- Drink: Weston's Organic Cider
- Colour: Dark purple
- Location: East London
- Restaurant: Kettners
- TV show: Eastenders
- Sport: Formula 1
- Car: Ferrari Dino 246GT
- Icon: Bob Geldof, Michael Hutchence
- Day: Thursday
That's all for now. But if you have any questions then
mail me and when they
become frequently asked, or if they seem salient, I will add them.
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