Argon - Editor / Maxl - Associate
Marks Third Birthday
local muck, celebrated it's third birthday Friday, October
5th. This date marks the 'official' opening of SpinDizzy
to the masses. During it's existence, SpinDizzy has been home to
many characters, some who have come and gone and returned.
There are 321 who are currently active and enjoying the
muck. An initial celebratory action has been taken to
decorate the Rose Garden to look like Central Park, the main
meeting place of the genesis of SpinDizzy, Toons Furs and Fluff.
Other celebrations and parties are planned.
As suggested by Austin, many are taking
a look around and seeing what, three years ago, were only dreams
and ideas now being accepted, enjoyed and regularly taking
place. Projects, buildings, improvements and / or changes in
ourselves and our relationships with others having succeeded or
improved, or somehow become different. It's amazing to look at
SpinDizzy now, and compare it to the struggling muck it was
three years ago. True, we're no Furry Muck, with 300 to
500 characters connected at a time. But the 20 - 30 characters
connected at our highest rate of connection, all know one
another. SpinDizzy's residents, as much as we may disagree
and argue and fuss and fight about things, *are* a
community. We care about each other both on line and in RL.
There aren't many mucks who can say that about their entire
To quote SpinDizzy's founder, and
Managing Editor, Austin, "We've got a
special place here, the chance to make ourselves and our
friends soar above what we are and explore the limits of what
could be; so let's take the time
from October 1 to 15 and do that, and maybe come
out a little richer than we were before. Happy
birthday, to all."
Although there is always space in which
to soar higher, I think we have done much already towards
achieving that goal. From here onward, we can only
imagine, work, and grow to make ourselves, which
is what SpinDizzy is, as wonderful as we know it, and we,
And thank you Findra, and the Wizstaff
for allowing all of us to enjoy this work in progress. You
all are owed more thanks than we can give for the work you do
which we take for granted. I think each of us owe a qmail,
page, or a public snug to them, for allowing us access to this
place where we can be ourselves, or whatever we wish to be.
Happy Birthday SpinDizzy!
Eris Dead Again
local Ghost Bat has once again thrown off her mortal coil and
returned to her second form, that of a Ghost Bat. After the
death of her original body, that of a brown Fruit Bat, she returned
as a Ghost Bat. Then through some messed up experiment by
Morticon, she possessed the body of a Fruit Bat, but the experiment
by Morticon, as you might expect, failed, and the Fruit Bat body
began to decompose. After some thought, she de-possessed
it and returned to her Ghost Bat form.
The body she had possessed was given a
proper funeral, attended by Argon, Maxl, Morticon and Eris.
each saying a few words before Eris' body was set afire and
cremated in a fitting ceremony. Eris asks that in place of
flowers, donations be made to the National Lemur Fund.
Named Queen of SpinDizzy
Alicia, local Vulpnine and well known
resident of SpinDizzy was named Queen of the muck through a
recent set of fortuitous circumstances. Last Tuesday, when
only Alicia, local Vulpnine and
Argon, local Centaur were awake, Argon suggested that she act as
reigning Monarch of the muck. Alicia has long claimed that
she has absorbed SpinDizzy into part of the Neo
Furry Republic. As she has asked for no official
recognition, and has asked for no particular tribute, her
'reign' has gone without much notice. But, Argon, being
the nice guy he is, figured he'd go along and let Alicia weigh
her ruling powers.
With Alicia's court set up in the Rose
Garden, she called upon Argon to discuss the state of affairs in the Centaur
states. Argon explained that things were fine, and the
only concerns his fellow citizens had were a bridge being built
on a path near the rift. It seemed the bridge was structurally
unsound to support the weight of Centaurs and other larger
residents. Alicia gave Argon authority to see that the construction
company, a subsidiary of SED Enterprises make the bridge safe
for all residents. Argon suggested her Highness name
another representative for this task, as he had strained
relations in earlier dealings with the SED.
At that point, Argon was excused and Eliahn,
representing the Vulpnines came forward. When asked of
affairs in his state, Eliahn expressed that his constituents
were making plans to take over the muck. After nearly
being exposed to Alicia's Queenly wrath, Argon suggested that
the Vulpnine presence on the council might be more powerfully
represented by allowing Elihan to head the committee to inspect
the pathway being built by the SED. This seemed a fair
decision and Alicia made it so.
Lastly, a local Care-Bear Cousin
arrived, but pressing business caused him to be unable to
respond to Alicia's call before her. It was assumed that
affairs in his lands were stable and his constituents were satisfied. At
this point, other SpinDizzy residents arrived in the Rose
Garden. Alicia then dismissed her court and the usual
visit and chit chat began.
It is to be noted that while Alicia reigned,
the muck ran smoothly and there were no major problems. It
can also be said that she made a fine monarch, and her reign of
about an hour will be remembered as a success.
asked in this week's survey, "I'm doing a survey to be
published in @Action News. The question is, 'What is your
favorite kind of weather?'
|Olivia says, "I
like sunny and mid 70s, but also like a good
"Sunny, mid 80s to mid 90s. And pants. Everyone
should be required to wear pants."
|Max says, "When
the mercury drops below 30, and the snow is hip-deep to a
moose, and the sun hides itself in shame, that's the ideal
weather. No pants allowed, either."
"Temps in the 70's, blue skies with a few clouds and
a light breeze Argon."
"Overcast. Preferably cold. Rainy. Much like MY
|Flutterz likes rain.
"I'd say, the warm sunny days in the spring, before
things get really sweltering hot and sticky in the
"Hmm...fog. Have you ever played hide and seek in
|Ikuri likes warm,
"Rains of frogs."
|Ping squeaks softly,
"Temperate, cloud-covered days with no rain."
"Ooo! I like it to be warm and sunny when I want to
do something outside, but I also like the occasional rainy
day which makes for good staying indoor weather!"
|Blaque likes high
70s-low 80s. He's a picky cat:)
"I can function adequately in any type of
"Cool, overcast, but not yet raining."
"My favorite weather is sunny and 80+ degrees!"
|Maxl, MAD SKILLZ
Charming Local Badger Slaughterd And Roasted - Not Enjoyed By
Late Wednesday evening, innocent local badger Maxl was carelessly poisoned and subsequently roasted after his
untimely demise. This resulted from carelessly eating fish that had been left out as a trap for Boki, who Maxl and local
mostly-otter Terry were planning on devouring. Unfortunately, the fish was poisoned and Maxl expired. After
his death, it was generally agreed upon by local centaur, Argon and Terry to roast the dead badger, since it would be a
shame to let a rotting corpse go to waste. Terry preformed inexpert vivisection on the dead critter, washing the garden
with innocent blood and all kinds of gooey icky entrails and stuff. Eventually Maxl's corpse was unceremoniously skinned
and stuffed onto a spit, marinated, and subsequently not
eaten when everybody realized how vile badger tastes.
For Gull's Fish
Here's our jingle for gull's fish,
A newspaper song for gull's fish,
Tasty eyes are the best part of
The shiny little gull's fish!
And you should be remembering,
The gull for the fish is Boki!
That's the jingle for gull's fish
Did we mention they are a gull's fish?
Did you know they're very tasty?
It is because they are fishy!
Its just like that! Gull's fish!
Pregnant - To Despense More Lemurs
|| As some of you may have noticed, over the last several weeks,
Morticon has been strangely absent from public places.
Conjectures about this have ranged from him being pregnant to him being
pregnant - but today, he called a press conference to try and dispel
the rumors. Morticon testified that he lacked the necessary biological
bits to produce offspring, but fortunately, it was easy to tell he
was lying. Morticon went on to further assert that his absence from the garden has been due to some kind of
mysterious illness involving his shady past as some kind of experiment or something.
Unfortunately, more pressing questions like who the father was and
whether or not the new baby will be a dispensed lemur were not answered.
Amy made a vague attempt to try and support Morticon's
claims, but nobody was interested in hard evidence.
It is still assumed by many that Morticon is pregnant and can dispense lemurs.
Advantages And Pleasures Of lsedit
came to attention that plenty of folks didn't know this or that
about lsedit, which seems a shame, since it's a nice, useful
program. I hope you all find this useful,
What is It and How's It Used?
First, know that lsedit is a text editing program. It's
used to create and edit text in lists. The lists then can
be used as descriptions, inserted in pinfo, and other useful
Programs that directly use lsedit include the bulletin board (bboard)
system and even qmail. (By directly used, I mean that when
you write a message on the bboard, for example, you can go ahead
and start using lsedit commands to format your message.
You don't have to create a list first.)
The advantage of lsedit is you can have nice formatting in your
pinfo, bboard messages, character descriptions, and go back and
change them with a simple command or two instead of typing them
Making a List
If you want to put a list "on" yourself, type:
(Do this if you want to use a list in your description or your
pinfo. You can also put lists on objects or on rooms.
Just change the 'me' to 'objectname' or 'here', for example.)
View a list of commands by typing .h while inside lsedit.
It can seem a little hard to understand, so here are some explanations.
First, know that all commands start with a '.' and every line of
text you enter has a number. So, if you enter a line
saying 'hi!' that would be line one. This is useful,
because you can use lsedit to go back and edit or delete
Here are Some Commands:
To exit, type:
To abort and not save, type: .abort
To look at what you've typed, type: .l
To see the line numbers, type:
To replace a specific line, use:
.repl line#=/what you're replacing/the
For example, to replace 'waht' with 'what' on line 1, type: '.repl
1=/waht/what' and every instance of 'waht' will be replaced with
You can do this over multiple lines. For instance, '.repl
2 10=/waht/what' replaces 'waht' with 'what' on line 2, up to
and including line 10. Other commands are similar to this
one, so look at '.h'.
Note: To insert a blank line, type a space and hit return.
lsedit doesn't use empty lines! That's all, really.
Procedures for Submitting Articles
||Submitting a story
or artwork for @Action News is easy! Just send it to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or qmail or page Argon or Maxl about it.
Most any type of story or article will be excepted.
Generally, we'd prefer things that aren't out and out lies or
flames about other folks, and have a basis in the reality of
SpinDizzy. Things that occur in public areas are fair
game. The things reported don't have to have actually
happened, (Any more than anything that happens here does.) but
make sure you don't overstep the social boundaries and rules of
interaction that we have. These are pretty broad
guidelines, but we expect good sense to apply.