Argon - Editor

Argon SED In Disarray
  The SED, Society Of Evildoers seems to be in a state of flux.  Morticon local evil Wallaby and  alleged leader of the group has been rumored to be dismayed at the lack of interest and activity associated with the SED.  During Morticon's fugue, Alicia, local Vulpnine saw her opportunity and made a statement in public claiming to now be in charge of the organization.

In later conversations Alicia implied that with the SED in hibernation, she expected a number of 'splinter groups' to form to fill the vacuum of evil that would form with the collapse of the SED.  Alicia's plans of a splinter group of her own were mentioned in vague terms.  So whether she's taking over the SED or forming a splinter group is unknown.

As of press time, the SED still exists, but it's management and structure seem to be under reconstruction.  Is the Society of Evildoers actually fading away?  Or is this just a ruse to make it's victims lower their guard to become easy pickings for a well planned, meticulously designed plot?


Mouser Weather Report -- Early Spring Predicted For SpinDizzy
 Spring is coming early, according to Mouser, fursnake and member of the local wildlife.  "My fur's started turning brown a couple of weeks early this year", he reports.  "That's a sure-fire indication of an early spring." 

In related news, Puxatawny Phil had no comment on his would-be rival's powers of prediction.

Salem Fur Conference Report
  Another convention has come and gone, and there is much to report on. There were no riots this time, probably due to the SED being kept occupied with other news. As it turns out, the SED, stock ticker symbol SEDS, is at an all time low of $0.0010, posting no increase or decrease. Speculations abound that this was caused by the minion strike from last week. Apparently, evil just isn't a wise investment, due to many irrational business decisions made by SED leader, Morticon. Morticon could not be reached at this time for comment.

People that were available for comment however, included Tarka, Skyler, Findra, and Gilead, and boy did they have a lot to say. Unfortunately for this reporter, I couldn't remember a whole lot of it.

One of the attractions at the convention included two live puppet shows, both of which featured a cute little vixen that could be a candidate for the SED. The SED should keep an eye on this one, she has much potential.

Also of interest was the Critterylmpics, especially the Twister game. The four teams were Cats, Dogs, Foxes, and Odds 'n' Ends. It came down to a draw between Cats and Odds 'n' Ends, but only because a toy mouse was being drawn around the playing field, distracting many of the participants. This led to much confusion, and at one point, a large furpile. A good time was had by all, and in the end, that is what is most important.
Arkitah Babblin’ ‘Bout Magic

This issue I decided to discuss dimensional travel.  It is fun.  I am new at this journalism thing, so I failed to develop my vocabulary.  Wait, maybe it would be better if I deleted that and wrote something better than ‘It is fun’.  Drat, I’m still doing it!  I need to take a writing class.  It probably would be a good idea to delete that last sentence; I’ll do it later.  I have plenty of time before I need to send this to my editor.


There are two ways to enter another dimension.  You can use the science fiction method or the magical method.  In the science fiction method, you create a flood of pseudo-scientific drivel designed to cloud the physics behind whatever you want to do that almost makes sense provided the reader does not pay any attention. 


With the magical method, all you need to do is respond properly to the question, “But how did you do it?”  Answer: It’s magic.  Naturally, I prefer the magical method.


Magic doors are seen all over the place.  Have you ever lost a sock to a hungry washing machine?  That was a dimensional door in action.  Ever lost an important document, and could not find it no matter where you looked?  Magical gateway.  How does a magical gateway work?  It’s magic.


Gateways are very commonly found in wardrobes and even under the bed.  Once you find a gateway, consult an expert on dimensional travel before entering.  There are some ground rules you must follow… which I may submit some other time.  I’m also working on profiles of the alternate dimensions that I have visited.
Argon Argon's Soapbox
  Last week in the survey, I asked folks what they like to see more or less of in this paper. Some folks gave serious answers, other gave clever funny answers.  Overall though, I was told that in general you want to see more variation in the stories and cartoons and features the paper carries.

As was stated to me, "It seems the paper is about Morticon, the SED, Centaurs and Boki.  How about something else?"  Well, it's true.  The SED and Morticon are mentioned a lot, because they make news.  You can count on the SED to be a subject of interest.  As far as Centaurs, well, most of the contributions to the paper come from the Centaur group.   Boki contributes too.  So yeah, the paper features these groups and individuals because they have enough interest in the paper to write about the things they do and contribute to the paper.

I'd love to have more stories featuring other RP's and groups and events, but I can't write about what I don't know about.  I do my best, but I'm not everywhere on SpinDizzy 24 hours a day.  Luckily, this issue has contributions from Salem and Arkitah.  So new writers aren't unheard of.

So...if you want to see more variety in the paper, more stories about what interests you, write me.  Say, 'How about a story on the rift,' or 'What ever happened to the project so and so was talking about,' of 'How long is the Rose Garden gonna be flubberised?"  Or better yet, find out and write about it.  Don't worry if you write worse than I draw, I am the editor after all, and can clean up most anything.  You ought to see the first drafts of the stuff I write for the paper.

So, as much as I appreciate the SED, and the Centaurs, and Boki and Mouser contributing to @Action News, I'm sure they'd join me in welcoming new contributors to the paper.  Lets see some variety here.

Thanks!  Argon (Editor @Action News)

Argon Weekly Survey
  Argon asked in this week's survey, "I'm doing a survey to be published in @Action News.  The question is,  'What horrifies you the most?'
Leslie pips, "Well, one time I saw this cartoon where Donald Duck thought Hewey and Dewey and Louis were smoking cigars and he chased after them and when he finally found them he was so angry he made them smoke every last one of them and they got sick. And then he saw there was a little card that said it was his birthday present and he'd just scared everybody and wasted the present and every time I think about it I feel really bad. So that's what scares me most, sir."
Rick says, "Getting yelled at."
Rown Digresses. The image of Roseanne Barr in a two piece bikini!
Reiter says, "Hm, the image of Osama Bin Laden in a two piece bikini."
Ringo says, "Zombies. I very much dislike zombies.  Zombies in bikini's are worse, but not as worse as Rosanne nekkid."
Mouser hisses, "My paycheck."
D`saynin grins slightly.. "I'm thinking what horrifies me most is the thought of what a centaur and a wallaby's offspring would look like. Especially if it were /Morticon's/ kids. *shudder*"
Stars'_Pyre! says, "the way the world works . . . how we are forced to into certain roles, permanently, with out our consent, and dragged through a roller coaster of emotion and sensation. If there's free will, it's not any where near the amount or type I want. So, I feel trapped, and horrified at my position and inability to escape."
Drake ponders.... "I think the thing that horrifies me most...... is how nobody seems to learn ANY lessons from the past. History or their own. :P"
Eris says, "The fear and pain that seems to come hand in hand with being alive."
Cye says, "I'll have to think on that one Agron! oh I know! Speaking in front of people. x.x"
Natasha says, "Scariest thing ever? Possibly that some people actually take Alex Chiu seriously."
Darwin says, "I'd say finding out that a loved one has a potentially terminal illness. That has a horror factor that's hard to beat."
Cassie yips, "oh, aol and disney taking over the world."
Alex says, "Girls scare me the most o.o;"
Arkitah says quietly, "My other answer to that question would be a combination of a network run by MTV executives, featuring shows created by the writers of Pokemon, featuring the cast from the Blair Witch Project."
Gilead chirps, "Being eaten alive terrifies me the most. :-/ Being killed and eaten, that's just natural.  But not when being eaten comes first."
Argon The Doze Garden (Boki heads South for the Winter)

@Action News Info Guidelines and Procedures for Submitting Articles
  Submitting a story or artwork for @Action News is easy!  Just send it to newspaper@spindizzy.org, or qmail or page Argon about it.

Most any type of story or article will be accepted.  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.