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Thu, Aug. 12th, 2010, 01:18 am
kettugen: CTY

Well, I'm new and I just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Kettugen, my squirrel year was this summer ('10) I went to LAN.INCW.02 and I'll be a nomore in '12.
I already miss everyone at CTY, and I got back like, 4 days ago! Sadness.
Lancaster campus is the best campus anywhere. Why? The traditions. The parties. The raves. It's just not going to be the same with so many of this years alpha kids nomore-ing out, though. But I got to see the Last Supper (choosing of the New Jesus) and Passionfruit-which was AMAZING and sad and I was really really really sad and crying at the end. . . 
I saw the position of Satan being restored, so now Erik will be in the circle for American Pie! :D He got these awesome heels, too!
I missed the Passing of the Duck, and the Monk March though, because I was so happy about Prop 8. Lancaster has GLOW too, which is awesome. It's just all around awesome, and PCTYD has hit me hard. :(

Thu, Aug. 12th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
benndragon

Hi Kettugen!

I'm an old-timer (my nomore year was 1995, I was part of Digiclan, if that name is still recognizable) and you've mentioned three traditions I'm not familiar with. The ones I am familiar with are the Passing of the Duck (I watched Andromeda pass it to. . . damn, I can't remember his first name. . .) and Passionfruit (which I think has gotten more ritual around it since then but it's still Passionfruit). What I don't know about are the Last Supper and choosing of the New Jesus, the position of Satan (the circle for American Pie is familiar though), and the Monk March. Would you mind sharing a little more detail on those traditions?

Thu, Aug. 12th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
marphod

Ya whippersnapper! Get off my lawn! (Nomore was '93. Although, no one I knew at the time called it that.)

Uh, Squirrel Year?

Thu, Aug. 12th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
i_violaceous

i feel you. my nevermore year was in '05 and i already feel like i have no idea WTF any of these crazy traditions are.

Thu, Aug. 12th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
kettugen

Well, I guess it might have something to do with which campus you went to. . . Hey, if your'e 21 now, you might be able to apply for RA or something?

Thu, Aug. 12th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
kettugen

Hey Brynn!
Sorry, never heard of the Digiclan. Is that first or second session?
Last Supper _is_ the choosing of the new Jesus. The Jesus position is one of the Pentinity-Jesus, Satan, Holder of the Duck, Wearer of the Duct Tape Suit (which has sadly been whittled down to just the Duct Tape hat) and the Jester. Jesus holds a staff which is wicked awesome-and I stole on my second day at CTY XD- that he must carry during the dances and all the time. He's a central figure at the dances, because he leads the mass group dances that center around his staff, which glows thanks to a glowstick and a battery pack. His job is to be friendly and approachable, and all around nice.
The Last Supper is the ritual of choosing the New Jesus, where the former Jesus-who is now a never/nomore passes the staff down to a onemore. The nomores sit at a long table, someone reads a poem written by a camper who read it at the CTY LAN Talent Show, but then died after having open heart surgery. Then they pass around several plates of french fries or tater-tots (Body of Christ) and a large cup of Cherry Coca Cola (Blood).
Traditionally, there is making out to be found-the old Jesus and the new Jesus must make out, and a bunch of other people may as well.
Satan is a position which was abolished in '08 by general consensus, but was reinstated this summer, LAN session 2 '10. It came with a pair of very nice 6 inch heels, but that may or may not be tradition. Yet.. . . :D Satan's job is to be Satan in American Pie, I believe.

And Squirrel year is the first year you're in CTY, referred to as such mostly at Lancaster. One campus *coughCarlislecough* calls them sperm. o.o My squirrel year is also my twomore year.
I think the years go like:
1 hit wonder
2 year tragedy
5 year freak
6 year psycho
7 year Satan (but some people say 6 year Satan and 7 year you're just Jesus.)
and if you get to 10 or 12 year, you've done baby CTY and the 2nd grade thing.

Thu, Aug. 12th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
shaeberry

Hi friend!

It's Shae--did I ever meet you personally (if so, which name would I know you by)? Thanks for the GLOW shoutout, it makes me so happy to know that people love it as much as I do.

xx

Thu, Aug. 12th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
kettugen

Hey! Yeah, I know who you are. I was friends with Shari and Llydia. Went to GLOW a couple of times, by the way, your lecture/background history thing about rights was awesome! :D Ummm . . I was in the Buffy activity with you, the asian girl? I asked you about Spike and Dawn and stuff. SHE NEEDS BACKUP! XD

Thu, Aug. 12th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
shaeberry

Yes! I totally remember you. Hooray and welcome! I hope pctyd hasn't been too bad for you; it was icky for me for a couple days while I was sitting around my house with nothing to do, but now I'm on vacation so I'm a little distracted.

If you have a facebook you should join the GLOW group! I'm actually going to try to occasionally send out relevant articles and start discussion topics, etc., so it should be interesting.

Thu, Aug. 12th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
kettugen

There's a GLOW group? *grins* I will! PCTYD has been horrible! I've been slightly distracted by people and stuff, but then I relapse and want to go dancing with my hall or see Nigel and stuff. :'(