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Morticon sucks souls

Thursday, Morticon, local wallaby, brought out a device in the Rose Garden that looked like a vaccuum cleaner, and aimed the nozzle at Tzolkin, local Tigress - Vixen Hybrid. Than, local lion cub, remembered the "vaccuum cleaner" from when she was cloned. It was a device that takes souls.

Than started fighting with the machine, but it had already taken Tzolkin's soul, and the soul of another (Possibly, Shoe, local pigboy). Thanny quickly put it on reverse to give back Tzolkin's soul, then the Shoe's soul, just before Morticon ran off with the machine.

Than gave chase, and tried to grab the machine away, but only pulled the nozzle off the machine, as well as knocking the machine to the ground. Morticon asked for the nozzle back, and threatened that if he turned the machine on without the nozzle, it would take the soul of everyone in the garden.

Morticon turned on the machine, Than ran at the machine and jumped over the intake as she searched for the power switch, and finding it, turned off the machine. However her soul was sucked into the machine but the rest of the garden safe. Than collapsed lifelessly to the ground without her soul.

Than's clone, Thanqlone, grabbed up the machine, and dragged it out of the garden and to the train station in an attempt to get away, as Morticon, Tzolkin, Darius, local ferret, and one of Morticon's minions following behind. Since the only destination at the train station was the airport, Thanqlone brought the machine there, but collapsed overtop of the machine, being too tired to drag it anymore.

There, Morticon and Thanqlone fought over the machine, until someone (?) made the machine disappear so no one would fight over it again. Thanqlone was asked to bring Than to the airport.

Thanqlone dragged Than to the airport as instructed, and the person who made the machine disappear made Than disappear to the same place as the machine, and gave her soul back there, before bringing her back to the airport.

As of press time, Than and Tzolkin seem to be in good health, but Shoe's condition is unknown.

Do Unto others. Please
NeverNever and Christie

Christie, local bunny, is asking for help in her good works for NeverNever, local Kitty Fae. As you know, NeverNever has had some very un-kitty, un-fae like occurances in her life away from SpinDizzy. Both are most appreciative of the help that they have recieved from the folks here and asked me to say, "Thanks!" But there is more that they need help with.

Please go to Christie's Live Journal site at, http://christie-bunny.livejournal.com/ , and read what she has to say.

Christie and NeverNever are well known members of our SpinDizzy community, and it is hoped you can do for them as we would do for you if you were in their shoes. Well, they have paws, but you know what I mean.

Please do what you can, and thank you!

Cat demands food, cream and the unwavering devotion of his followers.
Patch O'Black, local Jellicle cat, was complaining of a lack of attention. Being a cat, he stated that he wanted, "Food. Cream. The unwavering devotion of my followers."

Argon, local centaur, was suprised by this as he had just given Patch a patpat. But he was able to partially satisfy the cat's demands by offering him a bowl of cream from the Ancient Oak. He also offered his "umwavering devotion" as long as Patch didn'r claw his legs.

Although cats have an ability to get whatever they want, one way or another, it is not known if other SpinDizzy residents are willing to fufill Patch O'Black's demands.

Four-Kolor Kitty
Supercat - Patch O'Black (Art by Chanspot).

Hello, and welcome to the first of, what I hope will be, a series of articles on one of my favorite subjects. In addition to being a fan of musical theater and growing treats in my Jellicle Fields, I am a follower of comic books. Mostly super-hero comics, as presented by the two titans of the field, DC and Marvel. Whether it's the Man Of Steel defeating Luthor, or Spider-Man duking it out with Doc Ock, I have long enjoyed these tales of good versus evil. Even today, I get my weekly fix of this simple pleasure.

I'm sure someone is wondering, however, about the title I've given to my column: Four-Kolor Kitty. Well, aside from describing me well (white and black fur, blue eyes, and a pink nose), comics were (and still are) printed using four colors, much like in many ink jet printers of today. Those colors are cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, in case you were wondering. Now, back to the show...

Now, I think the best way to keep these little articles interesting is to leave the subject topics up to the readers, more or less. While I may, from time to time, select the subject matter myself, I would like our readers to write in with questions they might have regarding comic books. For example, what is the origin of a particular character? What is the link between this hero and that villain? What is the difference between "Golden Age" and "Silver Age" comics? Of course, you don't have to have a question, simply suggesting a topic you would like to see covered would be as good.

Of course, we will need to set some ground rules, though. First, this column will focus primarily on mainstream super-hero comics. Occasionally, we can dip into other comic books, such as the old Donald Duck or Archie comics, but I do not claim to hold a lot of expertise in those areas, so the results may not be as comprehesive or entertaining as other articles. Second, while I intend for these little flights of fancy to be light in tone, I will try to avoid going too far into the realm of the silly. In other words, I don't think I will try and decided who would win in a match up between Brother Voodoo and 'Mazing Man. Lastly, if someone suggests a topic or asks a question that requires making a judgment call or me voicing an opinion, the decision of the author is final. Maybe. What I mean is, if someone asks "Who is the least effective super-hero team?", that asks for my opinion, and I don't want to get any angry mail about how I was wrong. You ask for my opinion, you get it. If you ask something quantifiable, such as "Who is stronger?", then I will base my answer on available data and my own good humor, though I might be willing to revise and revisit the subject if given convincing evidence to do so.

Well, I think that is enough rules. So, let's bring it on! Hit me with those questions! Sling those suggested topics to me! I've only got one week before the next article is due!

The "Eventlist" Crystal Ball

Each week @Action News will print the "Eventlist" notices here. This list will be accurate as of press time, but be sure and check it during the week. Activities and events can be proposed, rescheduled or event cancelled for all sorts of reasons. So stay "in the know" by checking Eventlist often.

To get a list with details as shown here, enter eventlist #week #long.

The following events are scheduled within the next 7 days:

+Number: 1
+Title: Short Story Circle
+From: Sun 03/04/07 07:00 PM +To: Sun 03/04/07 08:00 PM
+Location: luge S1 E1
+Age: All
+Event Owner: Morticon
+RSVPs (0):

It's the SHORT story circle. Join in as we make a short story of some sort together.

Since it is a short story, you can't take too long to write your part, to make sure that everyone can join in. Be prepared to think and type fast.

Weekly Survey


Greetings all, Ba'ar here with your Spindizzy @Action News survey for this week. In the spirit of the season, may I ask- what are you giving up for Lent?

  • Findra says, "For Lent, I'm going to give up my ears."
  • Argon says, "For Lent I'm giving up picking lint out of my navel."
  • "It's okay..." barks Tanuki, "RL I'm Catholic, and try to stick with the fish thing if I remember, but haven't done the giving up thing in a long time."
  • Borris Gruffs, "Ah, Nothing!"
  • Darius says, "I'll give up Lent for Lent."
  • Haruka ponders "I suppose if I were Catholic I would give up strawberry soda. But that would not be very easy for me."
  • Juxtapose says, "I'm giving up loneliness."
  • Tzolkin figures she'd give up cheeseburgers.
  • Ba'ar grins "I'm an atheist so I'm not giving up anything."
  • Gilead chirps, "Not fish. Definitely not a single mouthful of fish. Maybe moderation, or discomfort."
The Doze Garden

Findra on her trip to Minnesota during the "Big Storm".

The Doze Garden Comic Strip

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Contributing a story or artwork for @Action News is easy! Just send it to newspaper@spindizzy.org, or qmail/pagemail Argon, Findra, Skyler, or Ba'ar with your article!

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