Volume VII – Issue 352 - June 3, 2007
Please don't forget to read the bulletin board. Enter read from anywhere.
Aushae, local dragon and mate of Austin, local coati, shed her mortal coil and went to dragon heaven this week.
Her and Austin's very extended family were shocked and saddened by the news.
Cards and any monetary assistance to her family for the memorial service can be sent to Aushea, 622 North Colfax Street, Brazil, Indiana, 47834.
Austin, her mate and love wrote the following:
Aushae, beloved dragonness, died this morning.
She had gotten sick over the weekend, and was doing badly enough that Sunday night she was taken to the hospital. She lost consciousness and was put on a respirator, but did not wake up and this morning she passed away.
All of us who know and love her appreciate her energy, her creativity, her vitality. It is difficult to imagine life without her. We are all lucky that she entered so many of our lives, bonded with so many people, and gave us the connection through her to love one another.
For a time it will be painful that it is hard for many of us to see many others without remembering her connection to us both. The pain will someday fade, though, and we can become ways to remember her joyfully again.
One of the many people she loved and who loves her said she felt sorry for herself ... she could not imagine being as special to anyone else ever again. She made many of us feel that way, and thank her for it.
|Austin Dern||To memorialize Aushae|
To set a time to properly remember Aushae I would like to propose starting this Saturday, 9 June, from about 6 PM Pacific/Muck Time.
I understand that is late for our European contingent, but it is hard to find a time good for everyone. Please let me know promptly if it is completely impractical.
|Patch O'Black||Four-Kolor Kitty: Here Be Dragons.|
This week, having been given a nudge by the editor, Argon (Hi, boss!), we will be looking at some comic book dragons. In particualr, dragons in the Marvel Comics universe, as DC seems to be a little thin on dragons. Wonder what they have against them?
She was actually a mutant, a villianess. One time member of the Mutant Liberation Front, she had the ability to generate flares and pyrotechnics. In addition to her internal power, she used a jetpack and a pair of bionic wings to fly. She recently was discovered to be one of the lucky mutants who, in an event that caused about 90% of the mutant population to suddenly lose there mutant status, she retains her power.
Next up is Dragon Man, who is really nether. He is an android, of the criminal varity, However, at least this fellow has a bit of magic to him, as the evil alchimist Diablo was involved in bring him to artifical life. He has the classic dragon powers of fire, flight, inhuman strength, and extreme durability, it is amusing that on his first outing, he was defeated by the youngest super-hero team, Power Pack. He later battled Iron Man, and has held his own when fighting Hercules and the Hulk. When last seen, he had been taken to Monster Island, where he can live among other creatures similar in form to him.
There is also the Dragon of the Moon, who is more a malevolent cosmic force than a physical being. Able to control cosmic and mystical powers, he claims to have killed the inhabitants of Titan, joined forces with Mordred against King Aurther, offered power to Thanos (who accepted), planted a corrupting seed of his being inside the spirit of the heroine Moondragon, and did battle with sorcerer supreme, Dr. Strange. In the end, he was drained of his power and then had his physical form distroyed, removing him from the mortal plane.
Last, but not least, is Fin Fang Foom. An alien in the form of a dragon, he is not a villian but he gets controled by those who use them for evil. This includes being lead through a village which he distroys, being possesed by demon, mind-controlled by mad scienist, and being manipulated by magic However, in the end, he reforms, becoming a Buddist (who would have thought of that? A dragon Buddist!) and even teams up with three other "monsters" to form a team dubbed...The Fin Fang Four! I guess that proves he is an alien, and one that lacks the ability to recognize a silly name.
So, there is a quick look at some Marvel-ous dragon characters. Personally, I think they are being under-used. If you have any thoughts on this, or any other comic book topics, let me know! Until next time, see you in the funny pages!
|Ba'ar||Top 8 things overheard at Morphicon 2007|
This is a little something I threw together for the Morphicon mailing list. I hope it fits just as well in the paper.
Morphicon may be long gone but here's a little look back at the convention for those who went.
8. Another hot dog? Sure! I've only had 8 of them already.
And the number one thing overheard at Morphicon 2007,,,,,'
1. Did you hear about the low flying jet plane last night? What? What do you mean that was simply the con chair's snoring?!!?!
|Gilead||Gilead's Multiplying Ass-Load of Puns|
Q: What do you call a white rabbit with red eyes?
Q: And what do you call a black rabbit?
Q: Where's a rabbit's favorite place to go to get some pancakes on top of his head?
Q: What do you call a really huge ass (Equus assinus)?
Q: Why did the farmer always buy three donkeys from a single breeder at a time?
Q: Why did he hire a CPA to tend his donkeys?
Q: What did he say to his wife when he thought his prized donkey had rolled in something awful?
Q: What did she reply to him to let him know she didn't agree?
Q: What do you get when you mate a gorilla with a mare?
Q: What do you call the counties that make up Mule York City?
Q: Who gets up in the wee hours of the morning to make oat pastries?
Q: What movie was about a young, smart ass and his friends ditching school for one last time before they went to college?
Q: What Disney cartoon featured a young Jenny trying to pass as a Jack to fullfil her father's military commitment to the Emperor?
Greetings all! Here's your Spindizzy @Action News survey for this week. Take a fairy tale you enjoyed during your cubhood (or kithood or whatever). How would it be updated for modern times?
|Chanspot / Argon||Doze Garden Cartoon|
Aushae may physically be gone, but she watches over us, just above the clouds, as a star in the sky, or that grouping of stars that look like a dragon, or she may have left them to remind us of her gentle, all encompassing love.
She is part of her family, SpinDizzy, and the sky itself. Her touch and influence and love have always been one of the basic building blocks, part of the essence of what SpinDizzy is and will always be. As her memory will always be a happy part of us.
Thank you, Aushea, for what you've done and what you've meant to SpinDizzy.
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