||Physics Book Photo Question
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
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
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want themselves in a comic, it regrettably will not be published.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
||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
Listeners were shocked and amazed to hear the Guest's reply:
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.
||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
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
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
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
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.
|@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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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