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What This Section Is About

Started by Cramulus, February 09, 2008, 06:30:45 PM

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What This Section Is About

This section is for creation, discussion, and dissemination of Golden Apple Seed Missions, or GASMs for short.

GASM is a new Discordian buzzword that means "Assistance Requested". It refers to "activitist" projects which would be more fun or effective if more people were doing it.

This is a specific kind of prank where the effect is better with more participants. For example, in ColbertGASM, we snail-mailed Stephen Colbert from a zillion anonymous sources. His interns generally throw out his mail, but when we flooded him in a deluge like that, he had no choice but to respond to us on the air.

Where are the OMGASM websites again?

The OMGASM Wiki -

GASM Feed - - check early check often

Why is this necessary?

Quite simply: because some pranks are exponentially better the more people are involved.

But the Principia Discordia says that Discordians are supposed to stick apart!

For the love of goddess, don't quote scripture at me! Is it against the RULES to work together?

If you ask me, the reason this rule is in place is because your average Discordian is a rather disagreeable character. It can be really frustrating for us to work together. But if we can get past that and just participate in each other's projects, we can create some really cool stuff.

Other neophilic irreligions are busy with large-scale stuff too. Look at the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or Project Chanology. These guys know that to get anything BIG done, they've got to work together.


What makes a GASM work?

So you've got an idea for a jake or prank or project, and you want help. Here are some tips to make your idea take off:

-Keep it simple. If your GASM can't be explained in a paragraph or two, most people won't have the attention to follow.

-Make it FUN. Participation in the Mission should be rewarding in of itself.

-Make it easy for people to participate. Don't make people generate their own material or do their own research. Make it Discordianproof.

-Expect to do most of the work yourself. Sad fact: It's not enough to build the funwagon, you've got to drive it too. Sometimes this will involve pushing it through mud and rain and harpies towards Funtown.

Let's keep this subforum moving. The more we think about this, the more likely that The Best Idea Ever will come out of the morass