Having never been to a con before, I jumped at the chance when
Furry Spring Break was held near my home. After hopping for
about 45 minutes, I arrived at the hotel. The first thing I
noticed was the paint chips on the ground around the pool.
Apparently the hotel decided to do renovations just around the
same time as the con, which was the only negative aspect I can
recall of my entire day.
I went to the registration desk and met Argon, Vassily, and
Morticon (of all furs). Apparently the SED had ran out of
funds that week, and Argon, being the nice centaur that he is,
paid for Morticon to get in.
After Simba the lion gave us our badges, we all went in together.
After looking through our con booklets and gazing around the
gathering area, we decided to browse the art area first.
After getting temporarily lost in the hotel, which was mostly
open-air, we found the art area. Several artists and dealers
were there, such as Herbie Bearclaw, Gen, Phill Morrisey, Mitch
Beiro, and Martin ( can't remember his first name). I
browsed many pieces of artwork, but couldn't find any that
interested me. Argon bought several pieces and got a commission
done of Mavra. Later on, Morticon decided he wanted Gen to
do a commission of him, so she wrote down his distinguishing
features and told him she would do it later in the week. He
seemed very pleased.
Because the room wasn't too big and fairly crowded (though
everyfur was well behaved and the noise was acceptable), we left
the room. At around that time Vassily had to get back to
thwarting evil and doing various sloth things, so we waved
good-bye and he took off.
We walked around some more, and came across one of the conference
rooms and peeked in, seeing only 3 furs in it. They said
hello and wondered if we'd be interested in joining a story circle
(kind of what used to be done on SpinDizzy a year or so back).
We said yes and helped weave a tail about the 'Take Charge Vixen'
Suzy and her fiancee mouse. Everyone had lots of fun
completing the story, putting in such things as Steve Erwin,
dragons, alligators, dueling banjos, fanboys, and Grooms
Afterwards, we watched the hilarious Furry Variety Show, and then
Argon had to leave. I stayed for the Fursuiters and Friends dance
and chatted with several of the pawpetteers and fursuiters, such
as SpinDizzy residents TeddyRuxpin, Seaweed, and Tiresta.
By this time it was getting late, so I took off for home.
I'd say fun was had by just about everyfur in this small and
friendly con which can only get bigger next year.
SED Press Release
||Peace Banquet to be held|
Morticon, leader of the SED, has announced he wishes to have a
'Peace Banquet' at a neutral party's banquet hall. "This
banquet will allow us all to sort out all our differences while
enjoying quality food not cooked by either side," Morticon
The date is not yet scheduled, though Morticon has made it clear
all furs are welcome to attend no matter what their alignment or
||SpinDizzy Trees Sighted|
Lately, on her travels through the land, Flutterz has been
seeing the occasional tree that doesn't quite fit its
surroundings. Far from detracting from the environment,
these trees gave Flutterz something to stop and wonder about
(hard to imagine, I know).
One such tree is the old Oak that has recently grown up in the
Rose Garden (either that, or it was just very shy before now).
Flutterz used one of the lower branches to rig up a swing and
she's noticed a few squirrels and a sloth enjoying its branches
as well. Other trees of note seen on Flutterz' travels are
the Fae Tree (modesty forbade Flutterz bringing this one up
first), the Shiny Tree, an unusual Bonsai (hidden right under
your noses in some cases), and a really beautiful and engaging
tree along the Console River, amongst others. Flutterz is now
considering becoming an amateur Arborist and mycologist, as well
as developing a Shroomie tree of her own to celebrate the
upcoming Arbor Day.
This year Arbor Day is April 27th. To create a tree or shrub and
place your own weird stamp on Spindizzy, just @create a tree and
@desc it, then drop it some place randomly or specifically...you
Ask Boki! (Starring Boki Gull!)
This week in Ask Boki, Boki answers more
questions! Boki always has the answer!
What kind of fish makes the best Sushi?
The wet fish! It is obvious!
Is it true that Gulls poop every 15 minutes?
There should be less counting and more dodging! Also, do not
sit on Boki's seat!
I can't seem to get a date. No matter that I'm rich, good looking
a brand new Lexus, the girls just refuse to go out with me. Can you
You should tell Boki where you park! It is very lonely
operating a automatic car washing machine!
You sure are a cute Gull. Are you single? Would you be interested in
a pretty girl who likes fish?
It depends if it is liking to give Boki fish or liking to eat Boki's
What makes you so special that you can answer questions? Do you have
large brain or a college degree?
Boki's brain has been enlarged by constant helpings of fish!
It is just like that!
My neighbors dog barks all night. What should I do?
Boki has a similar experience with sea lions! You should peck
at it when it jumps out of the water and it will not bother you
again! This is good advice!
Where is the best place for a Centaur to get new shoes in this town?
The best place is the Golden Truffle! They always shoo off
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck
Earthquake Survivors in Seattle; Skyler Plush Toy In Wake of
A recent earthquake shaking up the vicinity of Seattle, Washington
saw little to no damage done to Spindizzy regulars Terry (of late
a mint otter) and Skyler (of late not hanging out in Silicon
Valley). Chit, an evil squirrel reported missing for at
least two years now, did not report being affected one way or
Skyler, of course, was relocated first by a temporary job placing
him in the Seattle area, and then was relocated again by the
tremor rated 6.8 on the Richter scale of earthquakes.
"That's what an earthquake is, after all," Austin Dern
said in a frustrated attempt to amuse. "A part of the
continent got relocated." Skyler reported that due to
the suddenness of the earthquake, he was unable to take advantage
of it to shake anything well before serving.
Effects of the earthquake would have been felt long into the night
by soda cans suddenly fizzling over and spraying foam all over the
room, had Skyler been drinking any cans of soda. In the
meantime, the effect of sitting through the tremors can be
simulated by turning off all the lights, standing across the room
from a TV set, and chomping one's teeth until the screen gets this
"sort of jittery look."
Spindizzy's earthquake survivors, reported to be everyone from
Spindizzy who was in the earthquake, have not been unchanged by
their experience. Skyler has, in the wake of the event,
prepared to take an exam to earn a ham radio license, and a line
of plush versions of himself in many different colors have shown
up at K-mart and "Big K" stores across the country.
The plush toys, stocked with Easter supplies and named on the tags
as '33 Inch Cute Bunny', sell for approximately 15 dollars.
There are no guarantees that the plush toys will be able to
converse at any length, however, nor will they be able to assist
in the troubleshooting of Linux installations. "In
fact," the original Skyler said, "most of them aren't
even able to get a basic kernel dependency conflict resolved.
I don't know what their problem is."
He speculated some of the problem may be that not all the plush
Skyler toys are yellow; some are green, some blue, some purple,
and some an odd sort of neon-ish halo effect that is expected to
soon be adopted as a new iMac flavor. They all are reported
to smile and be reasonably personable.
Terry, meanwhile, has gone through another period of being a
female otter, this time minty. She is more green than usual,
and reports being tasted more often than she had been in the weeks
leading up to the earthquake.
In the end, despite all the fuss, Skyler and Terry returned to
their homes, tired but unbeaten, and they reported learning a
little something about friendship and civic building codes.
The Doze Garden (Click on it for a larger, more readable image)
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