|From:||Doctor Doom <jch8169@*******.TAMU.EDU>|
|Subject:||ADMIN: The Reports of My Demise.|
|Date:||Tue, 8 Nov 1994 01:23:45 -0600|
When I initially dispatched my missive to Hayden, my intention was
not the garnering of sympathy for my condition; I merely wished to inform
him that administrative services shall be interrupted, at least severely
delayed, for period which hopefully would not exceed a few days.
I admit to being significantly taken aback by this unprecedented
outpouring of well-wishing in regards to my health; it has been /quite/
touching, to the degree I fear I cannot consider myself entirely worthy of
such kind and compassionate sentiments as I have received for the last
several days. (The individual who was maintaining my mail exclaimed that
I merely required a newsgroup fan club.) Ne'ertheless, I extend to each
and every one who elected to submit statements of support my deepest and
most sincere thanks.
That having been said, permit me to dispel a rumor:
I am /not/ dying. Not an accusation: I gathered the impression
that some among those purveyers of pleasant regards were laboring under
the perception that I was on the point of shuffling off this mortal coil.
Although the injuries which I have incurred (I shall refrain from wearying
you with intricacies) have given cause for sensations ranging from mild
yet nagging discomfort to acute yet mercifully brief bouts of anguish, I
am not presently inclined to departing from you just yet. Contrariwise, I
shall not dissemble in the threadbare fashion of vouchsafing the cliche'
platitude of, "I'm fine." as such a statement lacks veracity in representing
Presently, the pharmaceutical substances dispensed within my system
have succeeded in moderating my pain to a more manageable magnitude, yet
they have had a debilitating effect upon my lucidity and mental stamina.
At an as yet to be determined time this week I shall be examined
via the application of X-rays, and then it shall be ascertained as to
whe'er or not I have sustained any damage of the permanent variety. I
retain high hopes of a favorable outcome of these tests, not being
disposed to the possibility of enduring vicissitudes devolving from this
incident in the forthcoming years.
Despite the pain and drowsiness -- compliments of the analgesic,
I am sufficiently fit to resume my duties. Once again, I express my
heartfelt gratitude for the torrent of "get well soon" messages, and
rest assured that such is my top priority.
________________ _______ _______ ____ ____
\ _____ \ / \ / \ / \/ \ >>> Attack,
\ | | | |---___ | ___---| | || || | attack, and
| | | | |_____/ | \_____| | || || | if in doubt
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- | | | | | | || || | ATTACK! <<<
"Iron hand in a | |___/ / \_______/ \_______/|____| |____| -=-=-=-=-=-
velvet glove." | / ||
-- Charles V |_______/ Dread Executor of Administrative Tasks for Hayden
"Pain? Pain is like love, like compassion! It is only a thing for lesser men.
What is pain to Doom?"
-- Doctor Doom