Compiled, written, and edited by Bill Keyes, with help from John Chaffey, Reijer Grimbergen, Sharree Thompson, and others too numerous to list. Thanks all.
We are a newsgroup dedicated to stopping a quiet and hostile takeover of the Earth by the incredibly powerful, unimaginably evil, disgustingly cute Devilbunnies. As Fudds, we are the only thing that stands between a disbelieving human race and horrible, inescapable fluffy doom.
Yeah, I am. Sure. Just wait until that cute gray bunny that lives under the pine tree in your backyard carries off your grandmother for some unholy feast. Then you'll say to yourself, "Oh, I should have listened," but it'll be too late. We warned you.
It's customary to post an introductory message to the group. If you really want to get involved, start watching your neighborhood for signs of Bunny incursion (nibbled lettuce in your garden, little bunny pellets outside your windows, etc.) Report any suspicious activity to the nearest Army of Fudd (AoF) outpost. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT attempt to confront Devilbunnies by yourself. Your local AoF provides weaponry, training, and professional help.
A human who knows the Truth About Bunnies (tm), and is willing to lay down his or her life in order to defend humanity from their fuzzy evil. The Fudds are a loosely-knit organization of individuals, and while they often have differences in their approach to the Evil that Fluffs (tm) they are united by one common bond: "Kill da wabbit."
Chances are, you already have. But you might be reading a copy of this FAQ on some other forum. If so, look for us among the Usenet Newsgroups, we're called simply alt.devilbunnies.
"Think of the most powerful thing you can (I mean like a black hole or a supernova, not a Chevy). Double it. Add sharp things. Remove all goodness. Wrap it in a cute, cuddly bunny costume." -- John Chaffey.
Devilbunnies look exactly like regular bunny rabbits.
You can't, at least not without years of highly specialized training. To be on the safe side, all bunnies are considered suspect, and should be terminated with extreme prejudice.
Well, apart from the fact that they are cruel and deadly creatures, they are incredibly cute. Just think of how insidious this war is. The DBs can move around the countryside with relative impunity. They are mistaken for harmless and sweet animals. Using their cuteness as cover, they can infiltrate our communities, seduce our loved ones, and take over the world.
This is unknown right now. There are numerous theories, but keep in mind that the DBs are, for the most part, an unknown quality.
"Sic semper tyrannis et culiculis daemoniacis!" (Thus ever to tyrants and Devilbunnies!)
Oh, the usual. Carrots, lettuce, grass. They seem to be fond of parsley and spinach as well. Oh yeah, and they love human toes...
Hopefully as short as possible. But if you are talking about natural lifespans, they normally live about 30-35 years.
Bunnies, in their natural state, communicate with a complex series of non-verbal signs. Since they lack visual cues while typing on the computer, they are forced to type them. Plus, it makes them seem cuter.
No. In fact, DBs are rancid, gamy, tough, and stringy. Although they evidence a strong fondness for human flesh, we Fudds pride ourselves on not stooping to their barbaric level. At least until they start breeding a better tasting bunny...
If you are, for some reason, forced to partake of DB flesh, follow these simple recipes:
The Wanderers are an irresponsibly inclined lunatic fringe of the Fudds with slightly more Fuddamentalist leanings than the AoF proper. They have a small air force, and will travel for tequila. These are some of the most unstable Fudds alive, and will occasionally field-test Fourier (q.v.) equipment. If you'd like to join the Wanderers, contact Jazz Masterson, Amber, or Terrence "Deuce" O'Connor, the existing Wanderer characters. You can find their current addresses in Appendix 1 of the FAQ.
"The Four" are a radical organization composed chiefly of "wyrmbunnies" (q.v.) but also including some squirrels and humans. Their leaders (also collectively known as "the Four") believe themselves to be incarnations of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - War, Death, Famine and Pestilence. The Four respect the Fudds, but this feeling is not mutual and the two groups are not allied.
These two "splinter" groups are tightly-knit and not as welcoming to new members as the AoF. If you want to join one of these groups, you must check with their current group members first. Also keep in mind that these are tiny groups - the Fudds and Bunnies are by far the most important protagonists (or antagonists) in the War.
This is the Fudd version of the FAQ, containing most of the most basic info you should need. There is also a Bunny version, containing their side of the story. The Ground Rules are intended for those who want to post on the newsgroup. There are also several appendices to the FAQ, containing a Who's Who, a discussion of technology, a history of the DBs, and several other interesting and informative things. There is an Index which indicates where and how to find all the other FAQs and Supplements. Please note, that this FAQ contains all of the information that you are likely to need in perusing the group. The Supplements (all 18 of them!) contain more detailed information that you might need, or just feel curious about. It's a lot of reading, but I've tried to cut it down into bite-sized chunks for you! The basic rules of thumb are:
Yes, we also have an official alt.dbs website, maintained by Snowhare. You can access the Supplements, the Archives, and lots of other stuff from there!