Parental Advisory: strong language.
Here’s a glimpse into my emails with $w1fT, shortly after our conversation on the hill.
Date: 12.9.13 1:18 pm
Hey there — how are you?
I am just starting to work on the 923 Oak Arizona story, and was thinking about our conversation. It looks like I might be back in your area in early January, and thought maybe we might be able to get together again, if you’d be willing.
Also, I was curious to find out how you & Thomas met each other — and how you met Ian?
I hope you are well. Are you still staying with Thomas? Please tell him hello for me!
Date: 12.10.13 4:15 pm
Well hello Agent X.
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just fuckin with you.
Im pretty shure you do know exactly WHO I am. Even if you have no idea. So here are some cafre about myself.
If I could meet one person: fue MASTER THERION
Ive commited every crime in this life and all before,
Ive ridden a stolen steed from shore to shore.
Ive seen beauty in birth and the horrors of Death,
Ive forgot all the rally recipes for how to Cook meth.
Ive lost then most know in the streets remaining only humble,
I lead a battalion of knights on fury steeds rumble.
A dollar to me is as worthless as a lie,
I have not yet found the thing which can make me cry.
I know the secrets of the temple fraternal way,
Thats enough of the things for today.
Write back soon.
Also Im courius if you will properly decode this script.
Date: 12.11.13 12:04pm
Um that is amazing! You have a gift. I would love to use that poem in my book ….
I will confess that I have Googled you and have come up empty. I really have no idea who you are, only a clear sense that you have a pretty compelling story to tell. And I would love to help you do that.
Can we make a date to meet again in January?
— Agent X
Date: 12.11.13 3:31 pm
I would like you to send me duplicates if the photos taken. And I have made arrangements to accomidate you into my doings. I do trust that you are WHO you beautifully express yourself to be. I look forward to oír next meet. I can assure you will be in safe supervision amongst myself and any/all of my associates both buiesness as well as pleasure. Heed this WARNING: YOU WILL BE INTRODUCED TO A COMPLETELY ABSTRACT LIFESTYLE THAT MAY PUT YOU IN UNIMAGINABLE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE UNFORSEEABLE AND/OR ILLICITLY PROVOCATIVE TO THE IMMORAL EXTREMES WHICH MANY WHO HAVE LIVED ALL THIER LIVES STILL FALL BLIND OR VICTIM UNTO.
I DO HAVE CONNECTIONS. I DO HAVE SUBSTANCIAL FINANCERS/FINANCES. I REPRESENT A COMMISSION OF FACELESS DEEPSET PLAYERS IN THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR THE NEW WORLD ORDER:63336.
AND ABOVE ALL I AM A CRIMINAL.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND AND CONSIDER THESE WORDS AS THEY ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.
Despite the grim realities mentioned above, I try not to alarm you but to give you a Fair prospective of what your getting yourself into. I can honestly state that there are no ILL motives as to my intrest of you the Project and or your AGENCY.
IT WILL BE A EXPERIENCE WORTH HAVING THAT NONE GET THE OPPERTUNITIE TO HAVE. YOU WILL HAVE FUN BE SAFE AND ABOVE ALL GO HOME WITH A STORY WHICH IM CONFIDENT WILL MAKE YOUR NAME BLOSSOM. Thank you.
— SWIFT,V.P.of TheUmbrellasCorperation and Roadcaptain/acting President if the WHITEDEVILS M.C. 1%
Holy sh*t. This email makes my heart beat fast.
WHO GETS EMAILS LIKE THIS?
I love that he has essentially created his own “release form” for me. When I first met him, it was obvious that he had pored over every word of the release form I gave to Thomas (more carefully than me, ahem) and challenged me on more than one point.
I think it’s quite considerate for him to be so upfront and forthright about what I might encounter. I truly trust the guy, and know that if anything might go sideways, he’ll have my back. After all, I’m the one telling his story.
And come on: I’m pretty stoked to think about getting exposure to a real-life motorcycle gang. Would we go to the clubhouse? Would I meet his crew?
So. You can imagine the reactions I received from friends and family. Assorted examples (aside from mostly raised eyebrows, level stares and open mouths):
Uh, can you just Skype with him?
Once you get there, contact the local police department to let them know what you’re doing.
Oh my lord, what have you gotten yourself into?
Big internal debate. Should I stay or should I go?
What would you do?
PS $w1fT suggested I watch Gangland on the History Channel for some authentic depictions of real gang life. He had mixed feelings on whether he wanted his own gang to be on the show. (My guess: yes for notoriety/power; no for what that might require them to do.)