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The Enigma that is the Big Black Nothing

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posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 10:43 AM
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Have you ever been unlucky enough to visit the ATS Store in the member center and been confronted with a horridly blank, infinitely black section where the ATS Store should be?



Well, ATS member Toxic Fox did, and he started a thread all about it, a thread where many an ATSer came forth to tell their tales of woe and terror when confronted with the dark enigma that had somehow usurped the place of the ATS Store.

And hence was born the legend, the scourge that is...

The Big Black Nothing

The Big Black Nothing was worshiped by some, and feared by all. And the awe-struck members of ATS offered tribute to the BBN in the only way they knew how: By making silly animated gifs and pictures. The BBN actually wanted gifts, but somewhere in the fog of history, the 'T' was lost...

This thread is a tribute to the BBN and to its far-reaching and eternal affect on the lives of us all.



A Pictorial History of the BBN

Toxic Fox's initial avatar offering to the BBN...





The BBN becomes sentient and spreads through the member center...





The BBN becomes even darker...





The BBN alters the evolution of mankind...





The BBN takes over the Internet...





The BBN cult creates electronic altars for teenagers...





Toxic Fox leads a rebellion against the BBN...





The BBN is observed in paranormal incidents...later proven to be the source of the "big black monster in the closet" legends.





Internet Explorer users start a rival cult worshipping the Big Grey Nothing false god...





The BBN destroys the BGN Cult by commandeering the nuclear arsenal of the world superpowers...





The BBN takes over ATS completely, resulting in the unfortunate deaths of several astronauts...





The BGN Cult makes a short-lived resurgence, disguising itself as the Big Light Grey Nothing Cult...





The BBN institutes marshal law to quell the BLGN uprising, taking over entire states in the United States and setting up checkpoints on major highways...





The BBN organizes massive propaganda rallies to maintain control of the populace, who are now completely in its thrall...





Fear the Big Black Nothing. The BBN is your god. Those who worship and give offering in the form of pictures and animated gifs shall be spared.




That is all.



[edit on 2005-10-18 by wecomeinpeace]




posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 10:44 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 10:45 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 10:53 AM
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WCIP, I was country when country wasn't cool!

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Fifth post down.


Peace



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 10:57 AM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
WCIP, I was country when country wasn't cool!

Fifth post down.


Your loyalty is noted, brother. If you can offer tribute to the BBN here in this temple as proof of your continuing faith, you shall be accepted and embraced by your brothers and sisters as a founding prophet.


ALL HAIL THE BBN!



[edit on 2005-10-18 by wecomeinpeace]



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 12:47 PM
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Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
Your loyalty is noted, brother. If you can offer tribute to the BBN here in this temple as proof of your continuing faith, you shall be accepted and embraced by your brothers and sisters as a founding prophet.


Ask and ye shall receive!!!




Peace



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 01:33 PM
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Thou shalt be spared when the BBN takes over ATS, BTS and PTS once and for all!



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 05:28 PM
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The black box appears only for a short time then it displays the regular information. It's just an under-laying background colour drawn before the ATS store dialogue is displayed. This problem is common among many websites. I recommend that you upgrade your web browser to the latest version. Make sure that all of your system's libraries are up to date and that none are missing.

It may be a result of your web browser too. FireFox tend to hang for a while but it will eventually load (much slower then IE, but it will eventually). You may also have a much slower connection then I do (unless you have a 10mb/s speed) so let it sit for a while (grab a coffee or something
). Make sure you don't have any programs blocking or restricting your connection speed.

FireFox showed that the connection gets interrupted on connection to the ATS server, press refresh a few times and the regular information may be displayed. IE automaticly restablishes a connection sometimes, but you should press refresh a few time too.

These should be the common reasons you are getting a "big black nothing".

GoldEagle



[edit on 10/18/2005 by GoldEagle]



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 05:50 PM
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Hmmmm.... Interesting!
Ya' know... I had a BBN once... I gave it up for Lent!





posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 03:51 AM
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Thanks GoldEagle, I'll certainly try that out...




posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 04:10 PM
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That was hilarious... wecomeinpeace. I never would have thought about that, the stuff people come up with.

GoldEagle



posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 09:50 PM
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I fear the Big Black Nothing is taking on an entirely new form...and it's growing.

Be afraid posters...be very afraid...Mhua-ha-ha-ha




posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 04:45 AM
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heRringS in tHe Dark



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 08:04 AM
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This just in:

Eyewitness reports have it that the phenomenon otherwise known as "The Big Black Nothing" has reached pandemic proportions and is now affecting websites of mainstream media outlets.



Apparently this unprecedented "nothingness" knows no bounds and currently poses a threat to life as we know it!

Scientists at the University of Trial and Error have concluded that "at it's current rate of absolute consumption the BBN will continue to spread unchecked until it has encompassed the entire globe".



Be very afraid . . . be very necessarily afraid!


[edit on 10/24/2005 by 12m8keall2c]



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 08:17 AM
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Painless assimilation?



In other news:

Retailers are reporting a mass shortage of tin foil.



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 09:05 AM
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Seriously i have a big black nothing
you know the banner at the top of the page and how it sometimes has your subscribed threads well in bts its black yet on ats it has all my subscribed threads

whats going on



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 11:16 AM
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I'm lucky enough to have never come across this 'Big Black Nothing' phenomenon.

I say it should be hunted and subjected to a long and painfull death!!!




posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 06:33 PM
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ATS . . . in current opposition to MSM all the way to the Boondocks!!!



posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 05:09 AM
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The BBN is moving faster than originally thought. I see we have some excellent and hilarious offerings from some smart people - people who know that once the BBN takes over the entire universe, only those who paid homage will be spared and showered with sets of Ginsu steak-knives and other wondrous gifts from the great black one. Well done!

It seems the BBN has been hidden in plain sight for years, controlling things from behind the scenes, disguising itself and its true color when necessary:



If only anyone had bothered to actually read that when it appeared, we may have been able to stop the BBN before it became too powerful. But alas!

[edit on 2005-10-25 by wecomeinpeace]



posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 06:12 AM
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WCIP,

. . . and we have been under the assumption that it was merely the "Blue Screen of Death".

Even with the advent of WinXP and the security enhancements included in Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2, the Big Black Nothing continues it's quest. Patch this, Update that, Firewall ON, Cookies OFF!?

Yet to no avail:


On another note:
I have heard from several rather unreliable sources that the BBN has an affinity for certain key combos.

Here's an example of a supersized "CTRL-ALT-DEL" combo.
Note the voracity of this Black Nothingness!




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