The Badage Boys are a fictional group and a recurring theme in spam and ban me threads. They first appeared on Facepunch in the late 2000s and early 2010s, and after their sudden appearance, have become one of the most recognized of the old forum memes. Their theme song is "The Boys Are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy.
First Arriving in Town
Increasingly over the years, users have begun to believe that the Badage Boys are a native-born meme, akin to Hide-the-Pain Harold, but that couldn't be farther from the case. The Badage Boys, alongside many other elements, found their origins in an outside group (or online "cult", if you looked at it from outside) led by user The_Lizard_Xing. A user with many accounts, by his request the members of the group would have personas of dinosaur people wearing suits, and their main focus was to effectively troll the shit out of news sub-forums on many websites (In The News in FP's case, and Something Awful too was caught by this), mostly through very subtle posts usually by heating up existing debates or derailing threads, with attempts at subliminal messaging regarding topics such as the NWO. The group would also follow the stories which Xing wrote, which involved the Minutemen, globalist dinosaurs, and yes, the Badage Boys, set in the universe of Perservia. Xing had admitted that he just took a bunch of text from random places when making his stories, and that was the case with the Badage Boys, derived from a spiritual successor to The Vampire Chronicles series of novels. Xing would also print out pictures of threads that were 'successfully motivated', laminated them, and framed them on his wall.
Final solutions for trolling would develop, and on FP, that would come in the form of the Badage Boys - they would, every so often, post an extremely sensational title that lead to a Badage Boys thread and have a ceremony like someone was passing on as they got their account banned. It eventually became a rite of passage as each member of the group would post it as one last hurrah before they left the forums forever. Whilst originally intended for the group only, it ended up catching on within Facepunch, and soon, other users began using it for their own ban me threads. Xing, after being told about how the Badage Boys had taken on a life of their own, was surprised and was glad to hear about it, taking the developments in stride.
Coming Back to Town
By the time they had fully integrated into FP meme culture, the way they were used had effectively standardized, as well as where they could be found. Either in General Discussion or Sensationalist Headlines, one would post an extremely sensationalist, shocking, or terrifying thread title to lure readers, but use a copy-pasted description of a long series of people, assumed to make up the "Badage Boys", who are "back in town". The accompanying images, which varied sometimes but also similarly standardized, are usually the same in every instance and seemingly have nothing to do with the descriptions of the Badage Boys, and appeared to have just been chosen randomly.
Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" would similarly end up becoming the theme song of the Badage Boys, with a variant on the song's title being referred to whenever they pop up again - The Badage Boys Are Back in Town.
Back in Town Again
Akbar, a powerful vampire, was burnt when the Mother and Father, Akasha and Enkil, were put into the sun. He resides in Antioch, in search of the Mother and Father, and leaves his victims on the steps of the Temple.
Akbar threatens to kill Pandora unless Marius allows him to see and drink from the ancient couple. He drains Pandora to near death before Marius allows him to see the Mother and Father, and is later destroyed by Akasha when he attempts to drink from her.
Azim was one of the older vampires. He ruled as a god for a thousand years in a secret temple in the Himalayas, where those who went to worship him never returned alive.
He conducted disturbing rituals and entices Pandora to participate in them in return for Marius' location (when Marius gets trapped in the ice after Akasha awakens).
Akasha spares him during her worldwide slaughter, but for a purpose. She sees him as the ultimate symbol of vampire evil and explodes his body in front of human witnesses.
Daniel was the recorder of Louis' confession that later became the story Interview with the Vampire. Born in 1955, Daniel comes across Armand in 1975, after he had recorded Louis' story.
He becomes Armand's mortal companion, but conflicts drive them apart. Armand continually refuses Daniel's requests for immortality.
Daniel turns to alcohol and becomes a mortal recipient of the dream of the twins. In 1985, Armand gives Daniel (who is dying) immortal life. He survives Akasha's worldwide slaughter of vampires.
Druid Vampire (God of the Grove)
The Druid Vampire, also known as the God of the Grove, was kept in an oak tree by the Druids to preside over their harvest and to ensure the fertility of their land. He was badly burnt when Akasha and Enkil were placed in the sun, and as a result of his weakened state, the Druids went in search for another god.
The Druids abduct Marius and return him to their god, who subsequently makes Marius a vampire. He is destroyed by the Druids when he tries to accompany Marius in search of reasons as to why so many vampires where burnt.
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An ancient Egyptian vampire, the Elder was the guardian of Akasha and Enkil prior to Marius. He was the cause of vampires everywhere being burnt (himself included), when he placed the ancient couple in the sun.
He does this to test the legend that the preservation or destruction of Akasha and Enkil is the determinant in the survival of the vampire race.
When Marius comes to remove the ancient couple from the Elder's care, the Elder becomes enraged and is killed by Akasha.
Eric was made a vampire by Maharet around BC1000 at the mortal age of thirty. He survives Akasha's worldwide slaughter due to his immortal age of three thousand years and is one of the immortals that gather at Sonoma to stand against Akasha.
Flavius is a one-legged Greek mortal slave who Pandora falls in love with in Antioch. He becomes Pandora's companion and protector even after she is made a vampire.
To the disgust of Marius, Pandora makes Flavius a vampire as he lay on his deathbed riddled with disease. He was forty years old.
When Marius discovers what Pandora has done, he sends Flavius away. Before he left, Flavius thanked Pandora for the immortality she gave him.
She was a peasant. She would go outside during the day in search of victims. Once, she approached a man carrying bread, she striked, sucking his fore-arm in order for him to drop the bread roll.She then, in the role of men in her step, remove the pan and press the bread with the smoke of his ability. During Badage droughts, she would feast upon her own brain. Badage drought in your brain, she woke up.
Laurent is a vampire Baby Jenks meets during Akasha's worldwide slaughter of vampires. He is killed during this event. (He may or may not be the same Laurent from Armand's first Parisian coven — this is unclear.
Madeleine was a Parisian doll maker who Claudia chose to be her mother and protector when Claudia feared Louis would leave her for Armand.
She was killed by Armand's coven, together with Claudia, the same year she was given immortal life. She had lost a child near Claudia's age when Louis made her a vampire, in 1862. Madeleine was the first vampire made by Louis.
Magnus, the maker of Lestat, gave himself immortality during the 1400s when he trapped a vampire and stole blood from it. He chose to make Lestat a vampire because of his courage.
On the same night he made Lestat a vampire, during the year 1780, he destroyed himself in a fire, leaving Lestat alone to discover and learn about his immortality.
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The Master of Might
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In 1976 she was awarded a Master of Philosophy by the Sorbonne, Paris, and in 1978 went on to complete an MA in philosophy and aesthetics at Université de Paris X - Nanterre. There, too, she completed a doctorate in philosophy in 1981. During those years she studied with a teacher she admires, Emmanuel Levinas, and her work focussed on the notion of asceticism in Christian mysticism.
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Catalogues & Reference Works (Some have very useful introductions)
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