||Costume Box Appears In Rose
A neat thing has appeared in the Rose Garden. It's an old beat
up trunk that is full of costumes. You can put one on and
become a 'toon bunny (sort of like Skyler)! No matter what
your size, species, or appendage count, you look like a bunny in a
Of course, being a 'toon bunny means you can do toony stuff, like in
cartoons. It's fun! So next time you're in the Rose
Garden, take a 'look' at the Costume Box and try one on.
Arch Criminal Returns
The serenity and safety of SpinDizzy was shattered with the return
of arch fiend and alleged leader of the SED, Richard Moriarty.
Moriarty, remembered by many as one of the founding forces behind
the SED, has been seen in several areas of the muck. As yet,
no indication of competition or alliance between him and Morticon
has been made.|
SpinDizzy residents have expressed a wide range of responses to
Moriarty's return. Some have said that although they don't care for
crime, the SED's entertainment value was worth the slight
inconvenience. Other have hoped that they would just kill each
other. The majority made replies ranging from,
"Who?" to "<player> has disconnected."
"It all depends on whether Morticon or Moriarty can get the
majority of the SED personnel to follow him," Argon, local
Centaur commented. "In other words, whoever has Mouser's
allegiance will have the SED." It has also been suggested
that Mouser is already in charge, using both Morticon and Moriarty
to his own ends. Only time will tell
||On Twinks and Rping
[Somewhat of a commentary]|
Lately, we have had an influx of newbies to the MUCK. While
that is a good thing, it has become apparent to me not all of them
are used to the general style of Park RPing and RPing in general.
Granted, there is no one good way to RP, otherwise things would be
boring. There is, however, a few things that everyone
should be doing while Rping in the park:|
1. No powergaming (otherwise known as being a 'twink')!
Park RP is intended just to be fun and generally silly, having no
basis in anything. So, no need to whip out those twin missile
launchers, have 1000 bits of fire descend upon the land, or activate
your protect-all shield. Keep the serious weapons at home and
be prepared to be shrunk temporarily, colored, or whip-creamed,
among other things. After you leave the park the changes don't
have to stick. I usually make them stick if I can't resolve
them via RP, but only for a couple of days.
2. No killing furs! The Rose Garden isn't supposed to be
mass grave. It is a happy place, where all can enjoy
themselves. Killing furs sorta puts a damper on that stuff,
you know? :)
3. Don't swear! This goes with the AUP, but just to
reiterate. There ARE children on the MUCK.
4. Don't do a million actions to someone before they can
respond (also part of being a twink). While, every so often,
there is a time when that is appropriate (especially if you know the
fur well), the vast majority of the time it is not. For an
example, it's rather twinkish to grab someone, stick them in a box,
close the box, wrap it with chains, and blow it up all in one
sentence before they can respond. Do one action at a time and
give the other guy a chance to respond to it. That'll also
make for more fun and unpredictable RP.
I think that covers a lot of what I've seen and heard about
recently. When RPing more seriously outside the park, you
still need to make sure you don't do 'twinkish' things, as that
makes it less fun for everyone else involved. Also, if you
want to make sure you're doing everything OK, just ask (usually via
whispers)! Who knows, you may even pick up a tip or two!
||April fools day Articles|
As you may have guessed, several things mentioned in the April 1st
edition of @Action News were probably fake. The leaving wizzes
article was completely fake, as well as me getting fired, much to
the dismay of many. :)
Kulan and Anonymous Source
Lamar Beaten to a Pulp!
In a recent surveillance tape leaked from the SED to my desk,
Flutterz was shown being rescued from the evil Lamar, by Vassily,
In the tape, the evil Lamar told Flutterz not to call for help, but
apparently it was too late as Vassily showed up in the unidentified
location, which looked almost like a dungeon. Flutterz then
shook her bird cage frantically to assist in being located.
Lamar saw this and said, "Curses, our plot is foiled."
Lamar also stated that no matter how much he was beaten, he would
not give away information about the plan, which gave Vassily an
Lamar then said, "Now we shall fight, and I shall win, Ha Ha
Ha!" a bit too dramatically, while looking his best in front of
the camera. Vassily proposed a western-style gundraw, but
Lamar said, again a bit too dramatically, that he had not a gun
because the SED had not budgeted for it. Vassily tossed a gun
over (a .38 police special) so the fight could continue, but when
Lamar tried to catch the gun, he got a hangnail and made much ruckus
about it, saying the fight could not continue because, "...now
I can not pull the trigger to destroy the fiend no matter how I
try... Oh if only we had the expense accounts to pay for
Lamar continued, saying if only the guns could be put away and the
fighting be hand to hand, that he could take care of Vassily.
Vassily agreed, and immediately did a matrix-style jump-attack,
taking out the feeble, slow bunny before he knew what hit him.
Vassily then smiled nicely for the camera.
"Gads... My muscles have been pulled and strained by the blow,
if only we had Subsidized Health Care, and Personal Trainers! Oh the
agony, I am finished already..." Lamar lamented as he lay
on the floor. Vassily, suddenly remembering he was here to
rescue Flutterz, let her out of the cage and ponders his next move.
Flutterz seemed itching for revenge and to beat a plan out of Lamar
while she was at it. So Vassily, being the heroic sloth he is,
gave her a Nerf bat and let her beat up Lamar. Vassily also
joined in with a Nerf bat soaked in some sort of liquid. When
they were done, Lamar looked bloodied on the black and white camera
and said his last words, "Aieeeee, my Life Blood is sapped from
my very veins! Ooooch, Owch, Arghly... I faint... Exunt
ommes, depart stage left. "
Flutterz flew over to Vassily and gave her hero a smooch.
Vassily struck a heroic pose and then dragged Lamar off somewhere,
ending the videotape.
The SED had no comment at the time of viewing other then that Lamar
is understood to have recovered from his injuries, after charging a
stay at an exclusive private hospital to his expense account.
The Doze Garden (Click for a larger image)
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