The original I found floating out on the Internet had Rod Rombauer and Janel Adair's names attached
to it. According to Jim Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org), it was
originally created in mid to late 1992. Apparently Rod Rombauer ran the very popular "Time Warp"
BBS in Atlanta, Georgia. He had posted a
500 question purity test on his
BBS that was extremely popular. So he and Janel decided to write a Rocky Horror version. Many
members of the BBS as well as his local RHPS cast helped to write the original test. There was a
Waffle House right next to their theater
at the time, and so there were a bunch of questions
centered around it. Many other questions were of course taken from other experiences of the local
performing cast (e.g. the STD question...:-). The "Time Warp" BBS lasted all the way through the
end of 1997, when Rod finally took it down as yet another victim of the Internet. Many thanks to
everyone who helped create this classic! 161 questions.
I found it in late 1995, and couldn't resist changing a few things. I corrected spelling, fixed
grammar, and just generally updated the whole thing. I also replaced all the Waffle House
references with Denny's references. What can
I say, I'm biased. I also got rid of the Waffle
House specific questions in the process. From what I've seen and from what I've heard on the
newsgroup, Denny's appears to be THE universal after-Rocky spot. For a good example of this
obsession gone a wee bit too far, check out J. Alan's insane
Project: Denny's page. Anyway, I posted
this revised test on the alt.cult-movies.rocky-horror newsgroup at some point and it made its way
to a few FTP archives. 185 questions.
In May 1996, I began HTMLizing it for the my local
cast web page. I also found the wonderful
Purity Tests server, which
allowed me to add automagical scoring of the test. Many thanks to them for providing this service.
As far as actual updating of the test goes, I organized the questions into some sub-sections, added
a bunch of brand new questions, and also deleted a few of the old questions. Finally, I got rid of
all the silly "Have you ever slept with" euphemisms and replaced them with "Have you ever had sex
with". I personally have slept with a LOT more cast members than I've actually had sex
with...:-> 230 questions.
- Shawn McHorse