|Hi there Tribe Fans!
My name is Stewart and by day I am an electronics engineer - yes I
am older than 14/15 which is the age range normally thought of as
Tribe-fans. I live in Sussex (by the sea)
I first found The Tribe while channel-hopping one Saturday afternoon;
it was the tail-end of episode 3, season 3. I was instantly hooked
and read all the storylines at the Tribeworld website to find out
what I had missed.
By chance I "met" (in cyberspace) Zoe, webmaster of 100%
Wilkes Online, and also of Sarah
Major Online (Trudy, Danni and Patsy fan sites). At the time,
she was starting these fan sites, and this triggered my imagination
that I too could create a Tribesite. It would be an excuse (if one
were needed) to watch the Tribe, plus I could learn all about the
world of html.
When I first began the website, I knew pictures would be important.
In those days I used what was known as a "video recorder".
I soon upgraded to a super-VHS model. Then finally, hard drive DVD
recorders became affordable. I have 2 of these both by Sony. I use
3 Macs networked with a regular PC and a laptop. I use Dreamweaver
and Adobe Photoshop to create web pages and edit the pictures. I usually
test web pages on 3 browsers before I am satisfied they won't do strange
Other interests are history and DIY.. I like movies along the sci-fi
or fantasy genre, like the original Star Wars trilogy, Lord of the
rings etc, plus I've rather taken to the New Zealand sense of humor,
as in "Being Eve" (which has Ruby playing Eve) and
"Outrageous Fortune" (with Trudy playing Loretta).
|Many thanks to Tribeworld, where a lot of
pictures around the web can be traced back to, and to Cloud 9 for
giving us such a brilliant show. Unfortunately their "The Tribe"
website is not now actively managed, though you'll still find useful
|If the New Guestbook doesn't
work you can use the old one and I'll transfer new entries to the
new one when it's working again
My Old Guestbook
|So Why Do I Like The Tribe?
|Difficult one that. It's not like your average soap.
If it was once because of the survival theme capturing the imagination,
that faded into the background as the show progressed season by season.
Is it the plots? Certainly by S4 twists, turns and red-herrings abound.
I like that. But I also like the character treatment - human feelings
(hates, fears, loves) are explored in depth, both good and dark sides.
All of Ebony's deviousness - and you never know what is going on in
her twisted mind. Amber's qualities of leadership borne of her sense
of responsibility and justice. There's humor and there's utter pathos.
What other show could have a funeral ceremony for a dog? I thought
that the birth of Brady was really well done. Here you had the reality
of the pain of childbirth - lasting a lot longer than the 10 minutes
you might believe from other treatments. All of human nature is here.