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<latemp_subject "Summerschool at the NSA - A Screenplay" />

<summerschool_at_the_nsa_common_top_elems />

<p>
This informal screenplay (which was not produced or filmed yet) is surrealist
realism, and takes place in the spring-summer of 2013. It is far-fetched, but
could actually happen.
</p>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="ongoing-text.html"><b>The Ongoing Text</b></a>
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<screenplay_github_repo
    url="https://github.com/shlomif/Summerschool-at-the-NSA" />
</p>
<ul>

<li>

<p>
<a href="https://github.com/shlomif/Summerschool-at-the-NSA/blob/master/summerschool-at-the-nsa/ideas/ideas.txt"><b>Spec</b> / Plan / <b>Ideas</b> document</a>
</p>

</li>

</ul>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="summerschool-at-the-nsa.screenplay-text.txt">Source in Screenplay-Text
format</a>
</p>
</li>

</ul>

<toc_div />

<h2 id="licensing">Licensing</h2>

<p>
This work uses some characters and concepts from real life, from other
copyrighted works, and from work that are already Public Domain.
</p>

<p>
All the text in <i>Summerschool at the NSA</i> is original, and as far as
I’m concerned can be used under the terms of
<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">the
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licence Unported (CC-by-sa)</a>
(either version 3.0, or at your option any later version), but like I said,
the situation is more complicated than that.
</p>

<h2 id="links">Links</h2>

<ul>

<li>

<p>
<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/bits/facts/NSA/">The “NSA Facts” page</a> -
concentrating the rest of my anti-NSA activism.
</p>

</li>

<li>

<p>
<a href="http://www.olamot-con.org.il/2013/">Olamot Sci-Fi/Fantasy conference
(2013)</a> - attending this conference proved to be a catalyst for writing
this screenplay. I can highly recommend conferences like that. Here are
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/shlomif/sets/72157633111982891/">some
photos I took from the conference’s second day</a>.
</p>

<p>
I spent most of the time helping with the booth of
<a href="http://www.hamakor.org.il/">Hamakor - the Israeli society for
Free and Open Source Software</a>, and I thank the other people there for
their help - here is
<a href="http://hamakor.org.il/pipermail/discussions/2013-March/004518.html">a
report</a> I have written about the booth to the mailing list.
</p>

</li>

</ul>

<h2 id="sources_of_inspiration">Sources of Inspiration</h2>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
The following <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xkcd">xkcd</a> comic strip
panels are being referenced in the screenplay:
</p>

<ol>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://xkcd.com/725/">xkcd: “Literally”</a>
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://xkcd.com/406/">xkcd: “Venting”</a> - featuring Summer Glau
for the first time.
</p>
</li>

</ol>

</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpty_Dumpty">“Humpty Dumpty”</a> - old
Nursery rhyme in English.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_%28TV_series%29"><i>Buffy
the Vampire Slayer</i></a> - the T.V. series, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, who
also plays herself in <i>Summerschool at the NSA</i>.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Little_Pony:_Friendship_is_Magic"><i>My
Little Pony: Friendship is Magic</i></a> - referenced in the screenplay, its
male adult fans are referred to as “bronies” (from "bro" + "ponies") and
its female adult fans are referred to as “pegasisters” (from "pegasi" +
"sisters").
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminator:_The_Sarah_Connor_Chronicles"><i>Terminator:
The Sarah Connor Chronicles</i></a> - a science fiction television series
co-starring Summer Glau.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99_Problems">“99 Problems”</a> by
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay-Z">Jay-Z</a> - rap song that
contains the now immortal sentence “If you have a girl problems, I feel bad
for you, son, I’ve got 99 problems, but a bitch ain’t one.”.
</p>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmy113gMds0">“99 Problems”</a> by
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialHugo">Hugo</a> - very nice cover
with different music and lyrics.
</p>
</li>
</ul>

</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged">Atlas Shrugged</a> by
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand">Ayn Rand</a> - relevant quote:
</p>

<blockquote>

<p>
“Are we to understand,” asked the judge, “that you hold your own interests
above the interests of the public?”
</p>

<p>
“I hold that such a question can never arise except in a society of cannibals.”
</p>

</blockquote>

<p>
<b>Note:</b> while considering myself a mostly Objectivist, and while I enjoyed
reading <i>The Fountainhead</i> and <i>Atlas Shrugged</i>, I reject
Classical Randianism as unfitting for 2013 and forward, and
<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/stories/">my other stories</a> and more serious
writings reflect a more modern mentality, including
<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/TOWTF/">my parody and modernisation</a> of Rand’s
book <i>The Fountainhead</i>.
</p>

</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/bits/facts/NSA/">The “NSA Facts” page</a> -
concentrating most of my own anti-NSA hacktivity including the
original quote of “<i>Summerschool at the NSA</i> may well be the name of
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s next movie”.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://unarmed.shlomifish.org/2615.html">“‘Publish or Perish’ =
‘Life or Death’”</a> - my own blog post that plays a central role in this
screenplay.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
The
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve-step_program">Twelve-step program</a> of Alcoholics Anonymous.
</p>
</li>

</ul>

<h2 id="coverage">Coverage</h2>

<h3 id="r_xkcd_1"><a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/xkcd">On the reddit Xkcd
subreddit</a></h3>

<ul>

<li>
<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/xkcd/comments/1bignr/xkcdinspired_screenplay_starring_summer_glau_as/">“xkcd-inspired screenplay starring Summer Glau as herself: ‘Summerschool at the NSA’”</a>
</li>

</ul>


<h3 id="full_disclosure_ml">Full Disclosure Mailing List</h3>

<ul>

<li>
<a href="http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2013-April/090089.html">6 April 2013 Post</a> - “[Slightly OT] ‘Summerschool at the NSA’ - a screenplay where the NSA gets pwned by two Hollywood actresses (100% non-violently ; WiP)” (Posted with permission of the list owner).
</li>

</ul>

<h3 id="r_SummerGlau_1"><a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/SummerGlau">On reddit
/r/SummerGlau’s subreddit</a></h3>

<ul>

<li>
<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/SummerGlau/comments/1biraz/amateur_screenplay_under_work_starring_summer/">“Amateur
screenplay under work starring Summer Glau: ‘Summerschool at the NSA’”</a>
</li>

</ul>

<h3 id="r_SocialEngineering_1"><a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/SocialEngineering">On reddit’s Social Engineering subreddit</a></h3>

<ul>

<li>
<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/SocialEngineering/comments/1c1tnh/summerschool_at_the_nsa_the_screenplay_the_nsa/"><i>Summerschool at the NSA</i> (the
screenplay): the NSA gets schooled on security”</a>
</li>

</ul>

<h2 id="see_also">See Also</h2>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/bits/facts/NSA/">The “NSA Facts” page</a> -
concentrating my NSA activism.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/Selina-Mandrake"><i>Selina Mandrake -
The Slayer</i></a> - a Buffy the Vampire Slayer parody and modernisation
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/bits/facts/Buffy/">Buffy Facts</a> - facts about
Buffy Summers from the show.
</p>
</li>

</ul>

<h2 id="thanks">Thanks and Acknowledgements</h2>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<b>The Spiritual Pony</b> - finding some phrasing problems in the text and
inspiring some other changes.
</p>
</li>

</ul>