Kulan Physics Book Photo Question Solved!
         Recently, I received a page #mail from Roofus_Roo concerning where the 'rose garden' sign is actually located.  According to him, "The sign referred to in the last @Action News is in Portland, Oregon (my player's birthplace).  It's in Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown.  And yes, it is near a 'rose garden'.  In fact, two of them:  the Rose Garden arena (which is about 3 km to the NE) and the International Rose Test Gardens (in Washington Park), about 4 km to the WSW, if I remember correctly.  It's been a while since I last visited."
Kulan Policy Changes
         Last issue I announced that due to a player being offended, I was going to consider changing some submission rules.  After much thought (and speaking with a few others, including a wiz), I decided that this seemed to be an isolated incident even though the fur's reaction was a bit severe.  The end result is that I will not really be changing any rules, since the comic in question was not designed to offend and probably shouldn't have ended up in my paws in the first place.  I'll just be a little more careful about things.  I do want to mention a couple things however:
         A)  I do NOT have an e-mail list of furs on Spindizzy, so you must include your character's name in there if you submit articles via e-mail, even if you want them to be 'anonymous' (IE: Newswire Sources).  I don't add you to any mailing list or anything.   I just delete the e-mail after getting the article and that's that.  It's just nice for me to know who wrote what.  I will most likely page #mail you after receiving the e-mail to verify you wrote it.  This also allows me to tell you when the edited version is finished so that you may review it.
         B)  If you wish to be removed from the newspaper permanently, please page #mail newspaper with your wishes.  After that, I will find ways to edit your name out of articles or not publish articles using your name extensively.
         C)  All comics MUST be signed.   I may also ask permission if you use other's characters or names. If they do not want themselves in a comic, it regrettably will not be published.
         Please remember that, like a newspaper, there should be a little bit of free speech.  Yes, I know having any submission rules at all seems to be limiting free speech, but I want as many to enjoy it, as many to not be offended, and as much articles to be published as possible.  I think this is about the best I can do to satisfy all those requirements as well as staying more or less in line with the AUP.  The point of Spindizzy is for everyone to have fun.  Too bad the meaning of life can't be that clear.
Newswire Sources SpinDizzy has a Flavor!
         Intrepid reporters were on the spot when Spindle Squirrel (Spin) was heard to say to a Guest squirrel, "So Guest, you been here before?" Guest1 responded, "In a manner of speaking." Dizzy then replied, "How do you like it here?"
         Listeners were shocked and amazed to hear the Guest's reply: "Raspberry."
         As one listener testified, Dizzy chittered, "I... um... Spindizzy has a flavor?"
         Research is pending on the exact flavor of Spindizzy mostly because of conflicting results between the taste of the buildings and the taste of the ground.  Apparently, leading sources say, the flavor is Raspberry.
Newswire Sources Squirrel Park Expedition Uncovers Lost City
         Through great bravery, intrepid courage, and a desire for shiny treasure, the expedition team led by Spindle (Spin) and Dustin (Dizzy) Squirrel was a success, penetrating deep into the bowels of... down into the twisted innards of... down into the depths of... Squirrel Park.  Unfortunately, no shiny treasure was found.  Fortunately, there may still be shiny treasure buried under the remaining rock and rubble.
         What the explorers discovered was a buried city, a great center of civilization for squirrels that may be tens of thousands of years old, perhaps even predating Spindizzy itself.  An unknown catastrophe, perhaps a war, forced the squirrels to flee or die, leaving the ancient city in ruins.  This city, being dubbed 'Squirrel City', is a miasma of undiscovered knowledge, danger, and shiny treasure.
         On an unrelated note, Spindle and Dustin have set up an archaeological dig in Squirrel City.  Anyone wishing to participate should think of a really neat dungeon involving a ruined subterranean squirrel city, then 'claim' a direction down there to get their first room.  This will be an open RP.
         To get to Squirrel City, go to Squirrel Park (S4 E0) and find the rope.  Type 'grabrope' then go 'left' along the rope.  You may also follow the original course of the expedition, if you have some kind of death wish (just remember that Spindizzy owns the mortgage for Heck).
         Squirrel Park maps are available from Spin for a low, low cost of 7,500 hazelnuts.
Argon Morticon Prevented From Entering Orion
         Morticon, local wallaby and alleged leader of the SED, was found attempting to forcibly enter the experimental Orion spacecraft located in the northern reaches of SpinDizzy at N8 E8.  Luckily, he was caught in the act by Argon and Reiter, local centaurs, and Vassily, local sloth, who, using a combination of olive oil, arrows, and ropes, were able to prevent him from entering the edifice and brought him to the ground where he was forcibly restrained.
         After several attempts at escape, Morticon was tied up and the three who captured him began discussing what to do with him.  The choices of putting his feet in cement and throwing him in the ocean, killing him, or serving him with onions were discussed.  It was also proposed that tying Morticon to a warhead and seeing what effects the radiation might have would be of interest to science.  The fact that he might get superpowers or sort of smart made this a bad idea.
         Reiter then decided to use the potent weapon of his singing voice to get Morticon to reveal his secret plans.  After seeing the looks of fear from the other folks whose ears would also be exposed to Reiter's voice, he handed out earplugs and began singing in a loud, very off-key voice.  Morticon squirmed and suffered but still refused to talk.  At this point, Austin, local coati, and Nikolai (Zombie), local 'toon coyote, arrived to assist in deciding what to do with Morticon.
         Nikolai thought a 'wave gun' might be of use, but before it could be activated the area was swarming with SED Ninjas!  Of course, four of the ninjas were no match for the kicking power of two Centaurs' rear hooves, and attempts to capture an elastic Coati who seemed more liquid than solid when squeezed were unsuccessful.  The last of the ninjas fell into a hole painted by Nikolai with 'toon paint and joined their brethren in defeat.
         Vassily proposed that if Morticon wasn't going to talk and since there was no jail to put him in, then perhaps throwing him into the briar patch might convince him to stop doing evil.  At the mention of such a punishment, Morticon went white with fear and begged that he not be thrown in the briar patch. "Anything but that!" he begged, but to no avail.  Argon and Reiter happily took the quivering Wallaby and tossed him three blocks over into the deepest, thickest, sharpest briar patch in SpinDizzy.  Morticon was not heard from again by press time.
         All concerned with thwarting this latest attempt at evil by Morticon and the SED congratulated themselves on a fair and just punishment for Morticon's evildoings, and then went home to read Uncle Remus for their homework.
Doze Garden
@Action News Info Guidelines and Procedure for Submitting Articles
>> Procedure for submitting an article:
 *  The newspaper building is located at Role Play Central (rpc).  When you
enter the building you will see a bulletin board.
 *  Go ahead and 'write' your story.  If you decide you don't want to write
one, hit .abort and forget about it.  Otherwise page 'newspaper' alerting
us that you wrote one when you finish pasting it in.
 *  An alternative to this is to page #mail newspaper with your story OR
email it to newspaper@spindizzy.org
 * We will edit it and tell you where you can look at it to make sure it wasn't mangled.  You can then p #mail the editor involved saying that it is ok.  Otherwise, suggest 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 rough draft.
 * That's it!  It'll appear in the paper!
>> Guidelines for writing articles:
When writing articles for the paper...
 * Try and do some proofreading before submission.  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 someone.  You can use the SpinDizzy BB for
that ;)
 * Please strive for accuracy.  If they have time, the editors may check up on some of the quotes and perhaps the basic facts of the article.  Otherwise, it is assumed you did your best to write an accurate article.  If this is abused and inaccurate things are complained about, stricter rules may be put in place.
* Submitting your article anytime on Friday evening through the normal publishing date (Saturday night) will usually waive your right to review the edited version because of time constraints.  You will be contacted and informed but if you cannot get on before the publishing deadline to check your article it will be published regardless UNLESS you specify otherwise.
 * The editors' decisions are final.  This is not a wiz ran paper so do not
complain to them.  We can be reached by paging 'newspaper'.
 * Just about anything is published, so be creative!  It can be IC views on
RL topics, RPs that occurred around the MUCK, or most other things you can
think of.  You have creative license when it comes to documenting RPs, so
feel free to expound on the action, etc.  If you aren't sure if a story is
acceptable, page 'newspaper' and find out! :)
 * The AUP applies, so keep language and content acceptable.
  The End