Argon - Editor
A touch of traditional Madagascar-style holiday cheer came to
the Rose Garden Thursday night when local Wallaby Morticon
kindly agreed to serve as the Christmas Wallaby.
Decorating a Wallaby for the holiday with colored lights and
ornaments, much as a tree is used elsewhere in the world, is a
longstanding tradition among the Lemurs of Madagascar.
Local Lemur Suri donated her bag of decorations, and ably
assisted by local Wolverine Max, local Fursnake Mouser, local
Otter Gilead and local Vulpnines Alex, Cye and Amy,
proceeded to decorate Mort up in fine style. Only minor
amounts of wrestling were necessary, and Mort put up hardly
any resistance at all after being trussed with lights and
tinsel. Amy took several photographs of the
The festivities were marred when Morticon was set on fire
while testing the lights, due to a combination of a defective
light string and not enough water in his pouch. Mouser,
who was serving as a sort of live garland at the time, was
fortunately uninjured, but the Christmas Wallaby escaped in
the resulting confusion. Any resident of SpinDizzy
seeing the Christmas Wallaby at large is urged to redecorate
him and return him to the Rose Park. Prospective Wallaby
decorators are cautioned to always keep the pouch filled
with water to prevent a repeat of Thursday's fire.
Bones About It
Last week in the Rose Garden, Max, local Qavvigaarjuk
(at time of printing) for some reason developed a craving for
Terry, local robot Otter, (at the time). Through a series
of circumstances Terry found herself 'accidentally falling' into
a large pot of boiling peanut oil. Another series of
unfortunate circumstances led to the top of the pot being held
down. Although it is reported that she struggled mightily,
the boiling oil soon did its work, and when the lid was lifted
Terry's body had been deep fried, and only her bones crawled out
of the pot.
Looking like '..an Otter with the skin
scraped off,' Terry, now local Otter skeleton, emerged as just
that, a skeleton. Although she was pretty disconnected at
first, a few wires got her together. In an attempt to
relieve her bony stature, Terry suggested that Natasha, local
elastic Coati, allow him to crawl into her skin. Terry's
logic being that since Natasha is all stretchy, she might need a
skeleton. Natasha wisely resisted this idea. Several
other methods of getting Terry a skin were discussed, including
planting Natasha and then letting her grow. When nuts
developed, they could be planted and used to grow another
elastic Coati tree from which Terry could acquire a skin.
Again, Natasha resisted this plan. Terry then decided he
might be able to clone an elastic Coati skin. Getting a
sample of Natasha's skin proved to be impossible as it is so elastic
it can't be cut. As a last resort, Gilead suggested using
his whiskers to make Natasha sneeze onto a slide. The
theory being that some organic portions of Natasha would end up
on the slide. This plan was effected successfully.
At press time, Terry's sample of
Natasha's DNA is in his freezer with hopes that it will grow
into an elastic Coati skin. As Coatis prefer sub tropical
and tropical temperatures, it is unknown whether Terry's experiment
will be successful.
Chaos erupted in the Rose Garden when
Arkitah, local male avian and SpinDizzy regular, decided to play
in the mud. But the mud had become cursed somehow and Arkitah was
transformed into a pig. Of course transformations like this
aren’t unusual in SpinDizzy as anyone who’s been bitten by
Kendra in one of her rabid times can attest, but this TF also
preformed a TG as well leaving Arkitah a sow.
This distressing development was
accentuated when he/she claimed that he/she would wrap his/her
tail around a boar’s nose if one should approach him/her with
any intentions of anything less than a platonic relationship.
Not realizing that the action might be taken as a mating ritual,
Arkitah insisted that it’s what he/she would do. Of course
when the thought of it really being a mating ritual sunk in,
he/she decided it wasn’t such a good idea after all.
The curse must have been absorbed by
Arkitah completely since Shoe decided to attempt the
transformation and rolled in the mud but was not TF’d. Others
stayed away from the mud completely. Then Arkitah insisted on
hamming it up by trying to fly but his/her wings had been
clipped since his TF and although Argon, local centaur and SpinDizzy
regular, tried to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear Artikah
just couldn’t get off the ground.
When it was asked who could have cursed the
mud the usual suspects were brought up but no proof could be
found outside of SED wanting a Christmas ham this year that
isn’t Morticon. Although Morticon was not around to be asked,
it’s safe to say that SED was not involved since the curse
The questions still must be asked though.
Who cursed the mud in the Rose Garden? Will Arkitah ever be
changed back into a male Avian? Will we ever get an answer?
Maybe, when pigs fly!
(You knew it was coming!) J
Arkitah eventually made it out of the world of pigdom
after Alicia inversed the curse’s field with a few well chosen
chants, a really neat light show and Arkitah clicking his
trotters together and saying over and again “I need to
concentrate and relax” while Alicia bathed him in blue light.
The wizard of ID flew home in his hot air balloon, the tornado
escaped being ravaged by cliché’s and even Toto came close to
having a new hit single.
Alicia Discharged From Ranks Of The
Alicia Vulpnine, local Nine Tailed Kistsune, had raised a few
eyebrows by appearing to have joined the expanding ranks of the
dead in SpinDizzy. As described in an earlier
edition of @Action News, Alicia, was fatally injured due
to a malfunction of her Gundam Robot suit. After leaving
her quickly failing body in the care of personnel at her dome,
she reappeared a few days later as a 'Spectre', with no memory
of her former life, or much of anything for that matter.
At the time of this paper going to press, Alicia seems to
have regained her 'normal' form, that of a Nine Tailed Kitsune.
When questioned about the accident, Alicia claims to have no
memory of the event, or Gundam Robots at all. Although she
seems a bit confused about portions of her past, and her memory
of the last week is completely gone, she looks about the same,
and appears to be in good health. However, Alicia is a lot
more rounder than when she died and keeps wanting chilidogs and
Japanese food. The mystery of what has happened to her
since the accident has yet to be solved.
asked in this week's survey, "I'm doing a survey to be
published in @Action News. The question is, 'What
global (Hug, Snug, Poke, etc.) Do you use the most?'
"Oh. 'page', then. With 'whisper' coming a close
|Drake hmms (and
unidles). :) "'Hug', and 'page' are my Most Used
Globals, Argon. :)"
"page, wisper, hug, huggle, "
"Hmmm... I use 'whospecies' over and over again for
no explicable reason."
|Gilead may groom more
often than he pages.
"I'll often use 3w" (heh, try it!)
"Um... Prolly +read."
|Cye says, "Rose
|Darwin scratches his
chin, and then an ear. "Hmmm, I'd say the one most
used is probably 'hug'. It's almost the standard greeting
among furries! After that I'd say fluff, fuzzle, snug, and
"Well, it a toss up between hugs and snugs.
smoothly, "Would 'look' count?"
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