Wolfnapped in SED Scheme!|
Shine, local wolf, was captured earlier this week by Morticon,
evil wallaby and leader of the SED. When asked how
Morticon managed to capture a creature much bigger then him,
Shine answered, "Well, he kinda asked me to hold out my
paws so that he could kidnap me." Shine had no answer
when asked why she allowed him to do that.
Morticon then dragged Shine to the abandoned piggy bank, where
he first was using her as a hostage, but then after Vassily,
local sloth, wandered in looking to thwart evil, she became a
bargaining chip for some sort of wand and manual. Vassily
traded the wand and manual for Shine, and Morticon left.
Vassily then told Shine that letting Morticon tie her up,
"was not a safe behavior to engage in. Gave the
standard hero speech about safety and left, since I couldn't
think of anything else." This is also one of the few
successful SED plots and, "a hint of things to come,"
Birthday Party Thrown In Rose Garden|
This past Wednesday a surprise party was thrown for Max, local
Badger, in honor of his birthday. It all started with an
@shout by Seaweed, local Sea Otter, 'Seaweed shouts "Ok,
everyone wish Max a happy whelpday .... :)"' After the
realization set in among the Rose Garden crowd that Seaweed meant
Birthday and that a celebration was forthcoming, folks began
offering Max best wishes.
Seaweed then arrived and handed out party hats and noisemakers to
the group. The party got into high gear as fun was had with the
hats. Seaweed managed to arrange her hat into a Unicorn horn, and
Suri, local Lemur, wore one over each of her ears. Steve,
local 'Toon Squirrel, upon seeing this suggested that Suri was now
half Vulcan and half Lemur, which Suri denied vehemently.
Maxl, local Badger, offered congratulations to Max on being closer
to the grave.
Morticon, local Wallaby and alleged leader of the SED, made a
brief appearance to wish Max best wishes, and then returned to his
dastardly deeds elsewhere. Seaweed also served birthday
cake, more of which ended up on the celebrants than in them due to
the inherent 'toon physics in force at the time.
During the celebration, Max only grudgingly admitted that only due
to some obscure depositary of public records was there any proof
that today was in fact his birthday. None the less, he
seemed to enjoy the party as did the rest of the folks.
Friends And Influence Folks With @sdesc|
Tired of fading into the background in a crowded room? Want
to draw attention to yourself, well deserved or not, and let
others know more about you than just your name and species at a
glance? Then use @sdesc, or the 'Short Description' command.
It's easy to set up, and can lead to hours of fun and confusion.
Rather than seeing, for an example, 'So and so enters carrying
this and that' while using the 'ride' command, @sdesc allows you
to set up a short message, so that (in my case) you'll see
"Argon, a white, Clydesdale based Centaur, enters carrying
Such and such." If you were to set your @sdesc, in place of
'Such and such' it would read whatever you entered, instead of
simply your name. @sdesc also works with many other
commands, so let's go through how to set it up.
Decide on what you want your Short Description to say. It
doesn't have to give your name or species, but the program will
automatically add your name in brackets if you don't use it
somewhere in the description. Let's, for example, say you
want yours to read, "Shinera, a loveable Raccoon".
All you have to do is enter:
@sdesc Shinera, a loveable Raccoon
You can make the message read anything you want, of course.
If you wish to clear your short description, enter '@desc' on a
line by itself. Keep in mind this works with most 'look'
type commands, but not all. For instance, it displays using
the 'mumble' command, but not 'mutter'. MPI can be used, if you
are so inclined. So, give @sdesc a try and have fun!
Goldfish-Koi Hoped-For Prize In Food Chain
Mouser, local Fursnake, and Seaweed, local Otter, were seen in the
Rose Garden this week nearly fighting over Tatagoi, local
Goldfish-Koi. It started as Seaweed arrived, taking note of
Tategoi, assumed that he, being a Fish, and she an Otter, that the
dinner bell had been sounded. Tategoi, taking exception to
being Seaweed's meal, used magic to defend himself. Whether
this successful defense was a result of properly used magic or the
fact that Tategoi was in a fishbowl which, in her rush to
enjoy the fish, Seaweed failed to notice, is unknown.
At this point Mouser, claiming to have first desired Tategoi's
involvement in his evening meal, contested Seaweed's claim to the
somewhat concerned fish. A few hisses, raised back ruffs,
and general fur puffing resulted in Kendra, local Kitsune,
resolving the question of who would eat Tategoi by tossing Seaweed
a few mussels. Seaweed's attention was at once focused on
the mussels and off of Tategoi (much to his relief). Seaweed then
laid on her back in true otter style and began cracking open the
mussels, tossing the shells at Mouser. Seaweed enjoyed the
mussels and at the end gave Mouser one. Mouser noted why, 50
million years in the future, Fursnakes had not occupied the niche
at one time filled by otters due to the lack of extremities.
In a signal of good sportsmanship, Seaweed cracked the shell for
After agreeing to no hard feelings, both settled into Rose Garden
chit-chat until the arrival of Morticon, local Wallaby and alleged
leader of the SED. Morticon, claiming that Mouser was his
henchfur (seemingly confirmed by Mouser addressing Morticon as
'boss'), ordered Mouser to, "do something evil to
Seaweed." Mouser reluctantly told Morticon, "But
she just fed me, boss."
Morticon then made claims that the only way Mouser ate at all was
through the fact that he fed him. Morticon seemed to
overlook the times Argon, Local Centaur, had offered Mouser free
run of Centaur Square to eat his fill of the rodents there.
Mouser's resistance caused Morticon to hustle off and retrieve an
'Otter Tech mini-matter-transporter', which when activated
promptly broke out in flames. Mouser, busy munching on
scallops, either failed to see or chose to ignore his 'boss's'
Seeing as Mouser was more interested in food than following his
orders, Morticon attempted to tempt Mouser with the idea of an SED
produced set of prosthetic limbs, claiming , "I would hook it
into your brain so it would work seamlessly. You could then
join us furries as an equal, instead of a snake-like being."
After some discussion concerning what types of equipment might be
installed and to what prurient interests Morticon might use them
for along with the unavoidable comparisons to Earthworm Jim,
Mouser decided to eat all the seafood he could and discuss the
matter with his employer at a later time. After some
negotiations and an Indian rub, Mouser finally agreed to allow
Morticon to build the 'Mousersuit' and continue to do dastardly
deeds for Morticon and the SED.
In Other News...
Vassily now has more menu items at McCthulu's. 'Luge' on
over to N3 W4 and give them a try. Taste "the
refreshing taste of the darkest abyss", as Vassily puts it.
RP Central's bulletin board is still around, and can be used to
describe an RP you are involved with, or your RP preferences so
maybe a fellow RPer can find you.
The Christmas Tree will be moved very soon to the retirement area,
so add your ornaments in the park before it is too late!
Mouser supposedly took a bag of hamsters in exchange for the
location of the SED Headquarters. It remains to be seen if
the exchange really took place or was successful.
Kulan is considering, as discussed a while back during a newspaper
meeting, making the text of the newspaper issues available on the
muck. If you have any ideas as to how this should be
implemented or where it should be placed, let him know via page
#mail or vote in the park.
Spindizzy's population has dropped sharply over winter break.
It is unknown if the SED has kidnapped those missing or if they
are getting Carebear tummy symbols. Hopefully they will all
be back before long.
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* We will edit it and tell you where you can look at it
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changes that should be made. If you trust the editors feel free to
put something to the effect that you pre-approve the editing in your
* That's it! It'll appear in the paper!
>> Guidelines for writing articles:
When writing articles for the paper...
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That means spell check!
However, if you're no good at that sort of stuff, just send it
as-is and the
editors will try their best.
* No articles whose sole purpose is to flame
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facts of the article. Otherwise, it is assumed you did your
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* Submitting your article anytime on Friday evening through the
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* The editors' decisions are final. This is not a
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It can be IC views on
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