Argon - Editor
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?
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
In related news, Puxatawny Phil had no comment on his
would-be rival's powers of prediction.
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.
issue I decided to discuss dimensional travel.
It is fun. I
am new at this journalism thing, so I failed to develop my
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
||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)
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?'
"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,
"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."
"Zombies. I very much dislike zombies. Zombies
in bikini's are worse, but not as worse as Rosanne nekkid."
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.
"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."
"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
|Cye says, "I'll
have to think on that one Agron! oh I know! Speaking in
front of people. x.x"
"Scariest thing ever? Possibly that some people
actually take Alex Chiu seriously."
"I'd say finding out that a loved one has a
potentially terminal illness. That has a horror factor
that's hard to beat."
"oh, aol and disney taking over the world."
"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."
"Being eaten alive terrifies me the most. :-/ Being
killed and eaten, that's just natural. But not when
being eaten comes first."
Doze Garden (Boki heads South for the Winter)
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 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.