Argon - Editor / Maxl - Associate
And PatchO'Black Exchange Vows
Nikon, local Skunk/Jellicle Cat and PatchO'Black, local Jellicle
Cat, exchanged vows last week to join one another in
marriage. Reports were that the ceremony was lovely, and
the bride looked beautiful in her gown. The groom also
looked quite handsome as the two stood before a crowd of friends
in Patch's Marshmellow Patch to become Cat and Cat.
The service proceeded smoothly except for a brief interruption
when, Alicia, who performed the exchange of vows asked if there
were any who objected to this union. Morticon, local
Wallaby and alleged leader of the SED stood up and loudly
proclaimed his protest to the marriage. Said Wallaby's
muzzle was promptly clamped shut by Mouser, local Fursnake, and
Kendra, local Kitsune. Morticon, at that point left, and
the service continued with nary a dry eye in the house.
A reception followed with much food, and many a toast and
claim of good wishes and a long and happy marriage for the groom
and his lovely bride.
Terrorists Take Refuge Here
This week, agents
from the FBI and INS were on SpinDizzy after receiving tips
that suspected terrorists were hiding out here. These
suspects had been traced here by law enforcement by foolishly left
clues the terrorists had left behind that they had come here.
The FBI is asking for your help in locating and arresting
these followers of Bin Laden. They are:
Bin Paging, Bin Posing, Bin Idling, Bin Spamming, and Bin using7eetspeek. Of utmost concern to the
law enforcement agents, is the notorious terrorist Bin Yiffing.
If you have information concerning any of the individuals,
please contact the FBI at once.
Occurance Of Population This Week.
|| Except for the
large crowd at the wedding of now Mr. and Mrs. Patch and Nikon
O'Black the overall population of SpinDizzy seems to have
dropped a bit during the past week at least as far as I've
noticed since a lot of the folks I usually see around haven't
been seen around by me and I just wonder if it being (somewhat)
close to the end of the Semester or school or jobs and / or
'real life' might be taking their toll or perhaps the authorization
the Government now has to monitor the Internet might have given
some folks cause to reduce their on line presence or a
combination of any or all of these things might be showing their
effects by reducing the opportunities folks have had or taken to
be on line to result in a smaller than usual but still active
group here on SpinDizzy?
Verbs (Near and Far Globals)
There are two kinds of custom verbs or
globals. One that works in the room you're in (near), and one
that you can use on folks in other rooms (far), as in 'Argon
centaurs so and so afar.' You can use any word you want.
Here's what you do to create them. Let's start with 'near'
Let's assume you want to 'patpat'
someone in the same place or room you are. Someone who is
'near' you. enter:
To 'patpat' someone in the same place
you are, enter patpat name. If you want to give me a patpat,
you'd enter patpat Argon You can make it say whatever you
want, just replace patpat in the above and below commands with
the word you want.
To do the same thing to folks in
other places or rooms than you are (far), enter:
Then enter:To use the far global,
enter farpatpat name as in farpatpat Argon That's all there is
to it! Note that it has to be one word, such as patpat or
jeenkies or jumps_all_over, or whatever you can think of. May
I suggest you keep them PG 13 if you're going to near or far
global someone who's in public or with others. If you have any
problems, I'll be glad to help.
Note that Morticon and Skyler have
an alternate method which can be accessed by entering +read 41
while connected to SpinDizzy.
Tooth About Centaurs
I woke up with a toothache the other morning. Of course
the first thing I looked for was a dentist, then I realized
something. I rummaged around looking for a phone number or some
other source material that could point me in the direction of a
good dentist but after a while I realized that there is no
dentist for centaurs in Spindizzy!
Now there are those here that think that like horses.
centaurs' teeth never stop growing. The tooth simply continues
to grow from birth and we have to constantly grind our food to
keep our constantly regenerating teeth from forcing our jaws
wide open. Or we
have to call in a ferrier to file our bicuspids down every other
year. Nothing could be farther from the tooth. (pun intended
As Argon, local centaur and Spindizzy regular, is fond of
relating, centaurs and horses have vast differences. Take for
instance our digestive tract. Horses have the worst digestive
tract on earth limiting them to a small variety of grasses and
limited amounts of grains to eat. If they eat too much grain
they will founder, if they eat long fescue grass they get very
ill and in many cases they die.
Horses cannot vomit either, which makes it terribly
inconvenient if one should somehow get a hangover. They canít
enjoy it as much as the rest of us. Then thereís walnut trees.
To horses, walnut tree shavings or even the tannic acid from the
husks of the nuts are toxic. Which of course means that auntie
Mayís walnut surprise is off limits to them. The good part is,
her fruitcake is also off limits too.
But I digressÖ
A centaurs teeth are more human like than horse. We grow
two sets, the first through our childhood or foal years and the
second lasting throughout our adult years if cared for properly.
The utility being that we donít have to have a huge bastard
file shoved into our mouths every two years and also, we can eat
a larger variety of foods.
Our digestive tract is far better than a horses as well.
We are omnivores, eating meats, vegetables and fruits since we
can we donít have the worry about the debilitating effects of
foundering, although some tend to overeat and get really fat. We
can also vomit as Iíve found out unfortunately, giving us the
same enjoyment as anyone else in SpinDizzy when we drink too
much which brings me to my point
Well, other than taking the opportunity to drive Morticon
crazy with yet another ďhorse vs. centaurĒ article, Iím
taking the chance to enlighten all you readers to another
difference. Since there was no dentist in Spindizzy I decided to
partake of another medicinal practice spoken of by fantasy
novelist and centaur fan P.C. Cast and tried to kill the
toothache with a fine Merlot wine.
At first the idea was a good one, the wine went down good
and the warm fuzzy feeling went from my pallet to my hooves in
no time flat. I finished the glass licking my lips at the sharp
yet satisfying flavor of the rich red wine. But the tooth was
still aching so I poured a second glass taking in the savory
liquid, rolling it around on my tongue, washing out my crushed
tooth with it, snorting a little out my nose at one of
D`sayninís jokes! (It tingled too!) Then finishing the glass.
Unfortunately, another of the differences between horses
and centaurs kicked in at that moment. You see, centaurs are
notorious drunks when they drink and especially wine, after all,
when was the last time Ovid wrote about centaurs drinking Jack
Daniels? No horse in their right mind (if they have one) would
even drink alcohol but a centaur on the other handÖ
That warm fuzzy feeling that went to my hooves also made
those hooves very unsteady, consequently, I staggered knocking
over a statue which hit a tree. The tree bent over and got
caught on another tree locking it into a sprung yet locked
condition which in itself was fine but I also staggered the
other way and bumped into D`saynin scaring her so badly that she
instantly changed into a huge metal dragon. I righted myself and
stared at the huge spectacle before me thinking that I had
certainly drunk way too much. She swung her tail around hitting
the guest cottage and causing several guests to scatter in all
directions and the cottage to end up sitting on one end of a
huge raised construction plank left there by someone.
As Argon desperately tried to hide the Sabine women,
D`saynin's tail hit the statue forcing it up on the bent tree
while one of the guests bumped the tree locking the bent one
down. As I was still staring at that huge dragon before me the
bent tree was released sending the statue straight up into the
air and right down on the other side of that construction plank
forcing itís side down and the cottage was sent flying into
D`saynin's tail then swung around and knocked me off my
hooves. I laid there on my backs still not believing what was
happening when the entire cottage landed on D`sayninís head
blinding her and causing her to step on the plank sending the
statue back into the air. It then sailed over D`saynin and the
cottage landing on me. D`saynin, still disoriented, tripped and
fell backwards and fell on the statue, which was laying on me.
Iím happy to tell all of you that the doctor has said
the cast will be off in a month. The fracture on my jaw will
take a little less time to heal. The lacerations even less time.
The bad part is, I still have the toothache and I still
havenít found a dentist.
Halloween Masquerade party is planned, unless someone has a
serious objection, for Tuesday, the 30th, all day, the
culminating party will be starting at 7pm PST. Please don't let
the time bother you, show up, in costume, and have some fun,
whenever the time, there is bound to be someone about to scare.
Plans have been once again made for the culminating party to be
held at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, which with Wiz co-operation can
be reached on Tuesday by entering park
. See you there!
asked in this week's survey, "I'm doing a survey to be
published in @Action News. The question is, 'Who is
your favorite Cartoon Character?'
"Sonic is still my fav *n.n*"
|D`saynin grins :)
|Mavra says, "My
favorite is 'Snagglepuss'."
"Okay. I'd say Tex Avery's Screwball Squirrel, then.
Now THERE was a character who understood violence as an
"Willy E Coyote....
|Cassie puts in her
vote for Ranma then.
"Anyhow, I think I will go with.....Princess Ayeka?"
"Which I guess roundabout brings me to favourite
cartoon character. Vash the Stampede."
"I'd say, Marvin Martian. Even though he's hardly in
any cartoons. ;)"
|Zeedra hmmss softly,
"Gotta be Speed Racer. Oh yeah."
"Okay, I'll take Princess Sally, then. It was pretty
much her or Nala, but Nala doesn't have an S. Unless her
last name is Lioness, maybe..."
"Cartman...cause he eats a helluva lot too. ;o)"
||Charming Local Badger Maxl Dies Again, Stays Dead
|| Late Sunday evening, or early Monday morning, depending on how you
look at it, charming local badger Maxl was murdered again. After
an evening of morbid discussion it was decided that there would be
an auction to take his life; bidders were Terry and Eris, who respectively bet a sidelong glance and a two-headed quarter,
respectively, with Eris winning the auction. Unfortunately, this
meant that Terry was horribly angered and decided to stab Maxl in
the back, necessitating Eris' murder of the poor helpless creature
in order to collect on her extraordinarily high bet in the auction.
Unfortunately, this left helpless Maxl dead, and the prospect of
another barbeque didn't make anybody very happy.
Fortunately, Maxl rose from the dead, sort of. He came back as an etherial spirit, not unlike Eris, confused over the fact that he
was now dead and could no longer partake in the joys of not being
dead, such as eating and having physical possessions. It will also undoubtedly bring an end to the bizarre and creepy relationship
that Eris and Maxl had; many suspected them to be in a creepy and
bizarre relationship involving things that shouldn't really be possible between the living and the dead.
Maxl's untimely death has very little to do with Halloween approaching, and in fact he was
considering dressing up as the rotting corpse of Joey Ramone. Unfortunately, being dead kind of puts a damper on
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