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Argon -- Editor

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"Young at Heart Days" Next Weekend

Young raccoon tries to buy beer.

This coming weekend, August 2nd - 3rd, the Rose Garden will be a gathering place for SpinDizzy's youngsters.

Event organizer, Patch O'Black, local Jellicle cat stated, "For the Young at Heart Event (tm), come as you were! Be a child again for the weekend! The Rose Garden will be changed to fit the theme. Those already young can stay as they are, or be an adult to make up for the lack of grown-ups. All are encouraged to show up as the cute little tykes we all know you were. I know I will be kittenish, and hope to see a lot of little friends."

So enjoy having the body, mind and attitude of a little kid for a weekend! Dr. Bratta, of Batlabs has fixed the bugs in the youth serum, so there should be no problems. The average age is expected to be the equivalent of a six or seven year old human.

As usual, this is a 'make believe' event. It has no permanent effect on characters or role play, and after the weekend, all will return to normal..

Morticon Under Mind Control

Morticon hypnotised.This week, Morticon, local wallaby and alledged leader of the SED (Society of Evil Doers) confronted Moriarty, local human and ex leader of the SED.

The expected conflict over leadership of the SED failed to materialize as the rivals met in the Rose Garden. Surprisingly, both were quite civil and polite towards one another. Moriarty even offered to supply BarterGarter, local gartersnake and merchant with specialty PEZ dispensers featuring the heads of Al Gore, Richard Nixon, and Strom Thurmon. Morticon, seeing a money making opportunity, offered to provide BarterGarter with SEDZ candies for the dispensers. BarterGarter wisely declined both offers.

Moriarty then pulled a jar out of his pocket which contained a small rice sized object that clinked the inside of the jar as he showed it around. Questions as to what exactly it was were finally answered by Moriarty explaining that the jar contained Morticon's 'success gland'. The fact that his success gland was in the jar rather than in Morticon supposedly explained for once his astounding lack of success in his leadership of the SED.

Morticon demanded the success gland's return, and after a bit of wheeler dealering, managed to aquire it, and swallowed it at once.

Moriarty thought this was fine, as he had tricked Morticon. It wasn't his success gland at all, but a mind control drug! As the drug took effect, Morticon found himself unable to resist being made to do things.

The folks in the Rose Garden enjoyed seeing Morticon giving Argon, local centaur, a thorough brushing, and removing a wasps' nest from under the eaves of BarterGarter's cart. even Mouser, local fursnake and SED minion took advantage of the situation to have Morticon sign documents giving the fursnake a sizable raise and an employer paid dental plan.

Moriarty claims that the mind control drug will wear off in a few days or a week, so if you have some dirty work, like digging ditches or cleaning the toilet, now is your chance to have Morticon do it for you. For free!

A Centaur at Kennedy Space Center

Mavra at KSC.Mavra, local centaur and rocket scientist was seen this week at KSC (Kennedy Space Center) at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Mavra, who's made it quite clear that in spite of being a centaur, wants very much to go into space, got pretty close to that goal as she toured the facility. She got to take the tour, see some amazing engineering and technical feats, and set hoof on some of the most historic places in the history of mankind's attempts to go faster and further than ever before.

Just last week, the 34th anniversary passed of three men setting on a journey to be the first from Earth to set foot on another world. Mavra has hopes of being the first centaur to do so.

If you wish, click on the image to see more pictures of Mavra's tour of the Space Center

Hefon Strikes Again

Hefon and dragon.There is No Turtle

Yes, I have heard those tales of a great sea monster roaming beyond the edge of the sea… but they are all lies, every one of them! Each and every one of those pitiful stories is nothing but an adaptation from this story that I am about to tell you… the one true story of the largest turtle this world has ever known.

This creature was born before any other turtle, and yet was the father of no turtles. It roamed the seas well before any animal dared to abandon Mother Ocean and take its first steps on land. In fact, the Great Turtle was all alone in the sea; for it was said that he was Mother Ocean’s first son.

This turtle had plenty to drink, but nothing to eat. For years… perhaps for millennia, it went without nourishment; and yet this creature continued to grow in size and strength. One day, the turtle became bold and ventured onto land in search of its first meal.

Nobody can say how long this search took, but I can say this: by the time the Great Turtle found his meal, he was no longer alone in the Universe. The turtle found something that tasted hard, rough, and nasty on the outside; but had a wonderful filling once he broke through the exterior.

The Great Turtle was only halfway done when he was interrupted by the Mother of All Dragons. Her roar shook the whole world, but the Great Turtle showed no fear while he loudly yet slowly spoke in response, “I found this food first. Go find your own meal.”

The Dragon, as you might imagine, was not about to let the slayer of her first offspring consume the remaining dragon eggs. Their fight was so fierce that the dragon’s cave was torn from the world and hung in the heavens. Even till this day it continues to roam the sky during the night as our moon.

Both monsters were only one blow from death when the sea monster began to lose heart. He growled, and then glared at the dragon before finally beginning to whimper. The Great Turtle mumbled, perhaps to the dragon or maybe to itself, “No meal is worth this,” before finally leaping from the moon and returning to the ocean.

But the Mother of All Dragons would not let the story end there. She flew after the sea monster and created a massive storm that consumed the world and boiled our oceans. She eventually caught up to the Great Turtle and gave the final blow that sent it into the ocean’s depths forever.

So you see, all those stories about a giant turtle roaming the seas cannot be true, because the legendary monster is dead!

New Arrivals

Newbie patpating Morticon.Every other week, I will be calling attention to the new members of our community. (Editor's Note; ...with the permission of each of the new folks featured, of course. Folks who don't want to be featured in this series, will of course, have that wish fufilled.) This is not to embarrass them, but rather I do it in the hopes that it will encourage everyone to give them a special welcome and friendship.

The following members are new to our community as of a week or two ago at most. Please give them a warm welcome and offer assistance if needed. Who knows, you might even make a new friend or two!

Additionally, please vote in the voting booth (type 'vote' from anywhere on the muck.) concerning if this article is useful. The results of that will determine if I continue making it every week or not. Thanks!

  • Alista - magical cute cuddly helpful small innocent Female Humanish
  • Gem - Male Cybernetic Peacock
  • Tish - literate cute confident artistic Female vixit
  • Leowulf - male wolf-lion - "To quote Buckaroo Banzai,'No matter where you go, there you are.' I think I'm gonna stick around here for a while."
  • Jack - Male Raccoon - "Mech-Techhie Who is willing to help build"

Weekly Survey

Argon doing the survey.This week, Argon asked folks, "I'm doing a survey for @Action News. The question this week is, 'How often do you read the Rose Garden bulletin board?'

  • KevMan says, "Argon My awnser is 'Not offen'"
  • Butterfluff says, "Every day, Argon."
  • Ba'ar growls, "Argon..my answer is 'daily."
  • Terry -- Usually once when I log on, other times when indicated.
  • Findra -- What's the spindizzy bulletin board? =:)
  • Adara -- I read every time I sign on =)
  • Skolf says, "I don't really read it, but I look at the topics of what's been posted.. about every other visit."
  • Suri says, "About once a day, usually."
  • Casimir says, "About once a logon. :)"
  • Felina eeps "I don't think I've ever checked it." o.0
  • Austin -- By the way, for the survey: I read the main bulletin board (+read) and the commands bulletin board (cread) at least daily.
  • Lilahfae ponders, "I usually try to check it out at least once a week!"
  • Leowulf ponders, since hes only been here a week...."Once a week. -grin-
  • PatchO'Black mews, "When I remember to, Argon."
  • Beth purrs, "As often as my player lets me. =o.o="
  • Elissa yaps, "Whenever I remember to, or about once a week, whichever is lesser!"
  • Sonic says, "I never read the bulletin board"
  • Gilead chirps, "Whenever someone points out something on it to me."

Notices And Corrections


To those looking for self defense training.

Alicia Vulpnine now accepting a student to teach the way the martial arts. Must be fit and willing to train night and day.
Only those serious enough to endure training may apply.

The Doze Garden

The Doze Garden Comic Strip

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Thanks! Argon, Editor @Action News