Garden Marks Punctuation
is the mysterious "." that visited the rose garden
Saturday evening? Several Spindizzy regulars tried to find out
but to no avail. Their efforts were punctuated by misleading
statements and evasions by the mysterious "."
toying with it I had accidentally swatted it and for a short
time "." looked like "_". I tried inflating
it only to get this result "@". It then stated that it
could also be used as a paperclip if needed. Of course it
regained its composure (and shape) afterwards.
Raccoon and Spindizzy regular AlexRaccoon questioned it to find
out what it was but was held off by a nonstop barrage of
agreement from the ".". The little thing was
everything it was asked, according to it. It was asked it's
name, of course its reply was simply ".". Asked of we
could call it "Dot" it replied "No".I had
speculated that it could be a tennis ball but when used for such
a purpose it whimpered.
one point Local Centauress and Spindizzy regular The lovely and
gracious Mavra tried to get it to !, but Argon, local Centaur
and Spindizzy regular as well as Mavra's FiancÚ voiced his
displeasure and intentions should anyone there get an ! around
Mavra. Of course we all did our best to keep our composure. We
all sat down.
"." shed very little light on it's origin and,
although emphasis was placed upon questions of where it came
from it wouldn't answer. Actually it really didn't do anything
but finish our sentences for us. It had no interest in questions
and didn't get excited.
there more like "." around Spindizzy? My guess is yes.
In fact they are all over Spindizzy spying on us. We were lucky
to catch this one in the act. They are everywhere following
every sentence we speak. Carefully watching us and taking notes
for some unknown leader out there, gathering information on
keep your eyes open for more ".'s". Be careful what
you say around them. Their leader is watching you through them.
Quiet on the Borders (For now)
The 'Sheens', a group of robot like creatures who's total
numbers and sweep of influence remain unknown, were seen in the
northern reaches of SpinDizzy early last week. Vassily,
local Sloth along with Argon, local Centaur discovered a
'Walker' model doing reconnaissance in a wooded area. The
robot seemed to pay little attention to the carbon based
observers as Vassily described to Argon his plan to capture or
disable it. Argon suggested just leaving it alone, as it
didn't seem to be causing any harm. At that point, it
destroyed a couple of trees. Vassily wanted to prevent it
from taking information back to the 'mound', or HQ of the
Sheens. Argon and Vassily discussed following it, Argon
suggested a Sloth and Centaur being no match for a hive of
Robots, and Vassily urging that knowing the location their HQ
being valuable information. Argon, pacifist that he is,
finally acquiesced and agreed to follow the 'Walker'.
Argon, still skeptical that any action was required, watched
Vassily use a pair of tree trimmers to remove the metal probe
protruding from the Sheen's top. Both Vassily and Argon
started as the Sheen emitted a loud electronic signal of sorts,
and began moving at top speed north. Argon and Vassily
started to follow, Argon having to gallop to keep up with the
machine. Surprisingly, Vassily kept up at not so Sloth
like speeds. The chase continued until four 'flyer' sheens
were seen approaching.
At this point, Vassily agreed with Argon that chasing the Sheen
might not be the best plan, and they retreated out of sight of
the Sheens. As of this date, no further sightings of these
devices have been reported. It is advised that all
citizens keep their eyes open, and be cautious when one is
Coincidence, Or What?
Everyone knows how much Raccoons enjoy their 'shinies', and
everyone knows that Dragons usually have a hoard of shiny gold,
jewels, and other shiny valuables upon which they sleep.
Is this simply a twist of fate, or perhaps an indication of a
joining of the evolutionary branches of these species?
Although Dragons and Raccoon seem quite different, they, just
like Monkeys and Humans, or Dinosaurs and Birds, could share
roots in prehistory. These share some attributes even
though they now have marked differences.
conversation in the Rose Garden concerning this resulted in no
clear consensus, however the observation of the number of
'shiny' gold chains worn by 15 minute of famer, Mr. T, brought
to mind the theory that he too might share this branch of the
tree of evolution.
So, way back
in time, as a glob of slime crawled up the shore from the Jurassic
sea, it's possible that it split into three parts which became
Raccoons, Dragons, and Humans. Hey, it might have
Ghost Girl Returns to SpinDizzy
||Eris, local undead
ghost Bat, returned to SpinDizzy after an absence of several
weeks. Her sparkling personality and lively sense of fun
(well, as lively as a dead person's could be) was missed by
No details were offered by Eris as to the cause of her
absence. Several unsubstantiated rumors had circulated,
including some sort of secret project for 'The Government', Occasional
communications with Vice President Dick Cheny, and part time
work with The Psychic Friends Network. Other's suggested
she was doing special effects for the Scooby Do movie, but it seemed
her lack of experience at being dead would require scarier
effects using CGI. In spite of the cause of her absence,
she was greeted with happily by her friends at SpinDizzy!
As of Saturday, she hasn't been back on. Hopefully,
she'll return this weekend.
Membership On The Rise
||It was announced
today, that Mouser, local Fursnake and founding member of the
SED, has returned to SpinDizzy. The normal amount
of fear and quaking at the awesome power and influence of the
SED, increased markedly at the release of this
information. This has resulted in comments ranging from,
"What's the SED?" to, "Oh, glad to hear Mouser is
coming back, there are too many Mice in my house and I need them
'taken care of".
Under suspicious circumstances, the picture below shows
Mouser upon his return greeting Argon, local Centaur. It is not known what
the rest of the conversation consisted of. Argon refused
Argon seems surprised at
the powerful influence Mouser's visit to Ancient Araby has had
on his ability to recruit additional SED Henchmen.
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