Well, here it is. Thanks for stopping by.
Why did I start this message board? Well...
In March of 2002, Greg from ptanderson.com
and I started up a message board to discuss PTA's films. From this message area, a community of rabid film fans grew.
Then, at the end of December, 2002, Greg decided to pull the plug on the message board because the content had strayed so far from the original intent of the message area. The users were spending more time talking about their OTHER favorite films and goofing on each other than they spent talking about P.T. Anderson's work. In time, the message area was somewhat out-of-place for the PTA site, so the site's owner yanked it - rather abruptly.
This left the PTA community orphaned with no real place to go.
A couple of PTA community regulars started some other message boards to try to "gather the flock" so to speak, but they were quickly met with difficulties. The first attempt was shut down due to bandwidth consumption. A second PTA community was constructed, but it contained popup ads. I still wanted a place (without popups) where I could read and talk film with other movie buffs. So, I created this little message system from some free software and a domain name I purchased on a whim a few years ago.
What does Xixax (pronounced "sick-sacks", "sicks-axe"
if you prefer) mean? From what I understand, it means nothing. The word comes from an old German punk rock diva, Nina Hagen. Her album NunSexMonkRock
has been one of my favorites since I was a kid, and it contains a song called Born in Xixax
. That's about the extent of it. One evening I decided to look and see if this 5-letter dot-com name was taken. It was available, and on an impulse I snatched it up. At least now it's something useful.
Have a good time here. We'll see how this message area thing goes!
Listen to "Born in Xixax"
Purchase NunSexMonkRock from Nina Hagen's Official Web Site