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Morticon says Tzolkin can see again

Tzolkin the mousecat who got blinded last week when exploring got a giant furry paw of banishment to sweep the whole party back home and he bounced on rocks on the way there, can see again said Morticon the kangaroo Sunday. He said he was responsible for Tzolkin getting to see again, but didn't say how, and nobody else seemed to know. Tzolkin was around and by himself--Argon centaur said he'd been staying in a bubble for safety--Sunday but didn't answer questions about whether he could see again or how.

What time is it in Care-a-Lot?

When Nimble the Care Bear squirrel had to go to bed a copule days ago Tanuki the tanuki said it was about 1 am where sie lives. Roofus_roo the kagnaroo said it was closer to 5:45 am, and DTF the wolf said it was 12:45 pm for him. I didn't know it was that late in Care-A-Lot, and GrumpyBear said "It's always the same time as wherever you are in Care-a-lot."

I aksed how come if it's always the same time there we don't ever meet ourselves when we go there, because if it's always the same time, then you ought to be able to see yourself from the last time you visited, and the time before and the next time and everything.

GrumpyBear said you didn't because "There's only one of you." Tanuki said "Or maybe it's why it's like you never left?" and Roofus_roo said, "I guess they got ways to deal with that. "

GrumpyBear said that wasn't what he meant, "It's the same time as where you're coming from. If it's daytime where you live, it's also daytime in Care-a-lot." So I asked what happens if there's two people from different times there? Tanuki guessed, "You have to wait an hour to meet up?" But we know you can talk at the same time there. So it's all pretty mysterious.

New kittycat and invisible elephant

Softpaws is a little tiger cub who's kind of new here. This week he got to met Roofus Roo the kangaroo and Nimble the squirrel and GrumpyBear the care bear and Larana the plushie toy dragon, and they all liked hugging him.

Also we met Winterbeast who's an invisible elephant. At least we know he's invisible because when he comes in the room we can't see him, but he can hug and talk to people and everything. He says he's an elephant at least. He said he's invisible because he's a Republican and embarrassed about it. He's supposed to be invisible, it's not something that happened by accident.

Andrew has two mommies and daddies

Andrew the centaur said a couple days ago that he was remembering suddenly where he didn't used to be only a human being cub but also he remembered where he used to be a baby horse. He thought before he was just a little human who when he was a whole 15 years old got carried away by scary people he didn't know and given some liquid to drink and it turned him into a centaur.

It was really scary he said when he first remembered his horse mommy and daddy, and there were a lot of dreams abot it, but he said "I remember my horse parents better than my human parents" and was thinking about where he remembered "Spending summer nights in a stable laying against my mother" which sounds really pretty. he doesn't know how he has two mommies and two daddies if he didn't get adopted--which I asked if he did--but said "I remember both of them. Both living as a human child and as a colt." He says he figures "A third of my mind is that of a horse."

He remembered being a colt that was the same kind of horse as his horse parts now are, so I guessed maybe he really was two people who got put together, except he doesn't think so. "I distinctly remember being human, being kidnapped and tested on and ending up like this." That test was where he was given this liquid andit made horse parts grow out of him, he guessed it was DNA, which is the huge molecules that tell a body how to make itself. He doesn't know who kidnapped him, just only "I remember being in a room with a picture on the wall."

Fuzzy Yarns Web Site

We are proud to announce that the stories that have been told over the last few weeks have all now made it into the archive for your reading pleasure. There are more then 80 stories on the to read from as well as a few other updates to the site. Enjoy! Tarka.


In Step With: Lupine Tiger

Lupine Tiger.

IN STEP WITH: Lupine Tiger:

This week we sit down to talk with Lupinetiger, local Tasmanian Wolf.

Ba'ar growls, "Thanks for agreeing to do the interview!"

Lupinetiger smiles, "Just hope it won't be a survey :)"

Ba'ar grins, "It won't be..Now then...Okay let's start. Our readers know about you and some have even met you 'in the pelt' as it were. For one thing, how long have you been here in Spindizzy?"

Lupinetiger growls, "hmm....think I wandered in here.....almost a year or two years ago...it's been a while I don't remember but when I did join, it felt like home :)"

Ba'ar growls, "so is it safe to say that you were a bit of a wanderer before you called SD home?"

Lupinetiger nods "And still am a wanderer. though I do tend to hang around here alot more than other places :)"

Ba'ar growls, "So what brought you to Spindizzy and influence you to choose it as your home?"

Lupinetiger growls, "well, actually something tragic happened when I used to call another dimension my home...sadly it started to become corrupted and just not a place to go to and not be on the defensive...in other words, the gods there were nice until they switched ownership with another fur who...." shakes his head, "well lets just say I wandered into another dimension with that same kind of god and they loved to backstab, chid, make fun of other furs, befriend someone only to turn around and do the stuff I said, and seem to be power hungry...."

Ba'ar growls, "So you come from another dimension? That would explain your presence here while your fellow Tasmanian Tigers have gone extinct."

Lupinetiger looks at ba'ar and smirks, "Actually we're just good at hiding ;) I just ended up lost in the lost woods when I was a youngster."

Ba'ar growls, "So there are more of you around? How hard is it to find one?"

Lupinetiger shrugs,"Don't know. I have seen a few myself but even I don't have much luck finding any :)" Ba'ar nods "So what's a typical day like for you-or is there one?""

Lupinetiger growls, ""Not actually. Basically wander, hunt, rest, find furs to chat with, rest and get ready for tomorrow to practice and do whatever...."

Ba'ar growls, "Who do you admire the most-in or out of Spindizzy?"

Lupinetiger hmms, "well I guess morticon due to having fun thwarting his evil plans but also giving ideas...kinda reminds me of babloma :D

Ba'ar growls, "Babloma? Who's he?

Lupinetiger smiles, "A good friend of mine I met when Wandering around, actually met him at the first place I tried to settle down at, but told ya what happened....Basically we threw invention ideas at each other, he had alot of great ideas and I agreed to be the fur to test some of those out. (trust me, I had the first hand experience with the peanut butter launcher) Still think it is interesting what we came up with. He helped me create a songbook, hoverboard that converted into a briefcase and the most fun thing of all...the garage door opener that flipped people upside down, letting gravity take it's course...." He chuckles, "Did find an interesting thing, guys and gals sometimes don't wear anything under dresses and kilts :D"

Lupinetiger growls, "oh, also got alotta change out of the deal too :)" to you.

Ba'ar growls, "So, Do you have any plans for the future?"

Lupinetiger growls, "not much but still hoping to find a companion for my player who is around his age and living in southern cali... Other than that, finding friends on here to have fun with, various meanings on that ;). Other than that, Still learn to be a healer through using pleasure and also plan other way of thwarting Morticon's evil plans.....oh...also trying to learn not to mav too much and work on my actions..."

Ba'ar growls, "If you had a chance to return to your home dimension, would you take it?"

Lupinetiger growls, "Actually I don't know where my home dimension is other than in the lost woods...umm, I wouldn't mind still staying around here than go back...timelines, and areas, don't matter in there though there is a hub spot..."

Ba'ar nods "What secret fact or desire about you would surprise our readers?""

Lupinetiger smirks, "Well, I walk the fine line of good and evil. My desire is to finally find someone that could fill me both here and in the real realm. You see, me and my player are pretty much one and the same, if he finally gets his own place... I guess another fact would be that with my player's last name, he should have chosen a raccon or a sneaky species than what he is :)...."

Lupinetiger growls, "Erm what I am now :) but being a shapeshifter helps somewhat :)"

Ba'ar growls, "Is being a shapeshifter natural to you or did you learn it?"

Lupinetiger growls, "Actually it's a mix of natural and re-learning it thanks to the Monks who lived in the lost woods, finding me when I was a kid. It's one of the ways thylacines hide ;D"

Ba'ar nods, "In closing, do you have any words of wisdom for our readers?"

Lupinetiger nods and chuckles thinking of something, "Well basically this: "_________(species name) are not extinct, we're just well hidden."

Lupinetiger hmms and looks at all the mirrors, "now where is that darned exit...."

Ba'ar growls, "Thanks for helping me out with this."

Lupinetiger growls, "no prob."

This week in history

Back issues from a year and more ago. Remember when...?

Newspaper Circulation Report

@Action News, SpinDizzy's weekly paper, apparently has a fairly healthy circulation, so we figured we'd show just how healthy it is.

Each week, as long as there's room. I'll show the 'hit graph' for the @Action News website.

Just as a note, this makes a full year @Action News has been showing our circulation numbers. Yay!

Graphic of @Action News website hits.

Bearing Up

Bearing Up logo.

Welcome to the latest edition of Bearing up, the advice column where Ba'ar (That's me!) has answers to your most challenging questions.

Dear Bearing Up:
Is it possible for a centaur not to have the 'centaur nature' that Argon always talks about?
- Chiron

Dear Chiron:
No. If they didn't have the 'centaur nature', they wouldn't be centaurs.

Dear Bearing Up:
Who is behind this push for 'healthier eating'?
- R. Simmons

Dear R. Simmons:
It's a conspiracy by the vegetable growers. They want to push more products on us.

Dear Bearing Up:
If a creature is 'horselike but not a horse', what is it?
- Argon

Dear Argon:
A Zebra!

Dear Bearing Up:
Why do female kangaroos have pouches?
- Boomer

Dear Boomer:
To carry their items when they go shopping.

Dear Bearing Up:
I'm a cheetah and try though I might, I am never able to get ahead. Why is this?
- Cheetah

Dear Cheetah:
It's your species. Everyone knows that 'cheetahs never prosper'.

Dear Bearing Up:
How do you drive a baby buggy?
- Mother

Dear Mother:
Razzberry him repeatedly in the navel.

Dear Bearing Up:
I watch Jeopardy! all the time. I don't see any centaurs on there. Why is this?
- Mavra

Dear Mavra:
Jeopardy!'s prejudiced toward centaurs.

Dear Bearing Up:
I'm a single lady. What should I look for in a guy?
- Mae West

Dear Mae West:
A huge bank account.

Dear Bearing Up:
What is the longest period in a man's life?
- G. Steinhem

Dear G. Steinhem:
The 10 years he spends between 4th and 5th grade.

Remember possums (to steal a term from Dame Edna ;-D), if you have any questions,please page mail me (Ba'ar) online or send mail to big_bear@operamail.com. Thanks.

Weekly Survey

Argon doing the survey.This week, Argon is asking, "I'm doing a survey for @Action News. The question this week is, 'What baby animal is the very cutest?"

  • Eliahn yips, "Kittens
  • DTF ponders "Wuffpups.
  • Morticon - Well, I'm not biased or anything, but I think baby wallabies are the cutest. Just like a little spring!
  • Ba'ar - The bear of course
  • Nimble likes kittens and baby squirrels (although sie has only seen photos of baby squirrels).
  • Andrew thinks foals are cute. Especially when they can't really walk yet.
  • Eliahn thinks it's baby kittycats.
  • Nogitsune - Tarantulas.
  • Vixie - The cutest baby animal is a fox, of course!
  • Shoe - Baby monkeys.
  • Sasha says, "Baby bunnies are very cute."
  • Daystar mews, "Baby kitties!"
  • PatchO'Black mews, "Argon, Daystar was cute as a baby."
  • Mouser hisses, "Cute baby animals, hmm...well, you can rule out baby furpents. Too ornery and bitey."
  • Leslie - Wull I think baby coatis are really really cute, I saw some pictures of them.
  • Roofus_roo the kangaroo said, "Baby Vixie, of course."
  • Winterbeast the invisible elephant said, "Lambs, of course."
  • Leowulf wolf-lion says, "Feline cubs."
  • Gem the computer-peacock said, "I would almost be inclined to say 'baby seahorses'. I think seahorses in and of themselves are rather cute to begin with, and infantile ones are merely much smaller."
  • Eliahn the tiny fox said, "Oh, for animals, foxes or kittens."

The Doze Garden

The Doze Garden Comic Strip

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