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Sunday, October 27th, 2013
5:02 pm
[roofae]
This is a bit urgent...

I know I haven't posted here in forever.  I haven't had a lot to say.  Today I do.  This is pretty important, on a personal level:

I have been supporting my mother and her expenses for three years.. rent, utilities, the whole thing.. all atop my own.  The money I was using for this - my late father's IRA - has run dry as of this summer.  I am now being compelled to take a second job just to keep myself above water.  I'm not sure how long I'll be able to sustain this situation ... a few months at most before my body likely rebels and breaks.  I'm not in my twenties anymore, after all.

I strongly doubt I'll get any response from this, I know few -can- help, and even fewer -will-.  But... I'm putting this out here:

If I can get help for Mother's bills, in some way, from the community, or anyone that can help, she and I will be eternally grateful.

She will be willing to make something for anyone that does help.  The bigger, the better.  She does have a lot of craft skills she can pull upon.

If you can't help, or don't feel like it, I will understand.   (Though two hundred posts of "no, can't/won't help", won't be that useful)
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If you -can- help, contact me here, or off-list:


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I am hoping that I won't end up having to move in with her, quintupling my commute time, and not really saving much money either.

Sorry to worry you all.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
8:00 pm
[austin_dern]
Don't get left behind

It's the final day of events at the 2013 World's Fair! Don't miss the final group activity ...

+Title: Tomato Throwing!
+From: Wed 09/11/13 06:00 PM
+To: Wed 09/11/13 07:30 PM
+Location: Edgeworld Park:</strong> World of Agriculture
+Event Owner: Featherwing +Description:
To wind down the fair, the LunaStar Juice Bar in New Town will provide the tomatoes to expend that extra energy in a tomato throwing event much like La Tomatina. Join your friends in a FFA RP where you can throw and be thrown at.

... and do visit all the pavilions before the closing ceremonies tuck them away until the next World's Fair!

+Title: World's Fair Closing
+From: Wed 09/11/13 08:00 PM
+To: Wed 09/11/13 09:00 PM
+Location: Edgeworld Park Center Plaza ('park')
+Event Owner: BunnyHugger
+Description: The World's Fair officially closes, as all things must.
Sunday, September 8th, 2013
9:27 pm
[austin_dern]
I can make it longer if you like the style

The World's Fair 2013 continues into its last weekend with a special literary event --- a discussion of how to build better worlds and characters!

+Title: Expo 2013: Worldbuilding And Storytelling Talk
+From: Sun 09/08/13 09:00 PM
+To: Sun 09/08/13 11:00 PM
+Location: park
+Age: All
+Event Owner: Claude
+Description:
On Friday we've met some of the most interesting SpinDizzy characters and learned how their backstories came to be. The coming Sunday, you are invited to part two, when we're going to chat about worldbuilding and storytelling techniques. Where do you start? How do you blend them? How far do you go with the details? All this and more, at the park of the day. Don't miss it!
Monday, September 2nd, 2013
7:00 pm
[austin_dern]
Everything you think, do, and say is in the pill you took today

The last World's Fair event of the weekend is coming in under two hours! Are you ready for the surprises and revelations to come?

+Title: Time Capsule Opening
+From: Mon 09/02/13 07:00 PM
+To: Mon 09/02/13 09:00 PM
+Location: Edgeworld Park Main Gate ('park')
+Age: all
+Event Owner: BunnyHugger
+Description:
The first World's Fair Time Capsule from 2010 will be opened at last! Come see forgotten mementos from the past. What did you, or your friends, put in? What memories will be stirred?
Sunday, September 1st, 2013
8:30 pm
[austin_dern]
As the present unfolds what the future beholds you're elated, fascinated

At last the record-setting number of new pavilions for the World's Fair 2013 are to be revealed! Don't miss the first magical night.

+Title: Pavilion Grand Opening
+From: Sun 09/01/13 08:30 PM
+To: Sun 09/01/13 09:00 PM
+Location: Edgeworld Park Pavilions Area
+Age: All
+Event Owner: BunnyHugger
+Description:
A ribbon cutting will officially open the pavilions area at Edgeworld Park! An unprecedented five new pavilions will be opening for the Expo this year!
Saturday, August 31st, 2013
6:45 pm
[austin_dern]
I just want to stand and cheer as they come

Don't be late! Don't miss it! One of the big events of the Fair is under four hours away!

+Title: Parade of Progress
+From: Sat 08/31/13 07:00 PM +To: Sat 08/31/13 08:30 PM
+Location: Edgeworld Park World of Ingenuity ('park')
+Age: All
+Event Owner: BunnyHugger
+Description:
The Grand Parade of Progress is coming to SpinDizzy on Saturday, August 31! The central event of Expo '13: Fifteen Years of Progress, it will symbolize the progress of SpinDizzy from its origins as TF&F to the present and on into a splendid future! Anyone wishing to march, ride a mount, drive or ride a vehicle, or build a float to ride in the parade is welcome! The themes of 'past and future' are encouraged but not required.

All wishing to parade may simply show up in the staging area (to be announced) at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday. The parade itself will begin at 7 p.m. with the best viewing area expected to be in the World of Ingenuity of Edgeworld Park.

Friday, August 30th, 2013
9:00 pm
[austin_dern]
Give her every reason to accept that you're for real

World's Fair activities resume tonight!

+Title: Expo '13 Characters and Worlds Session
+From: Fri 08/30/13 09:00 PM +To: Fri 08/30/13 11:00 PM
+Location: park
+Age: all
+Event Owner: Claude
+Description:
We have a great many interesting people in our world. At this session some of those interesting folks will share how they were developed: their character histories, their backstories, their worlds, perhaps even how their players developed these aspects, and how they've changed over time. It promises to be both informative and inspiring to participants and spectators.

And don't forget that the Parade of Progress is Saturday night: all wanting to enter a float, or march, or perform should contact bunny_hugger as soon as possible!

Sunday, August 25th, 2013
8:00 pm
[austin_dern]
They can take one small matrix and really do great tricks
+Title: Expo '13 Anthropology Session
+From: Sun 08/25/13 09:00 PM
+To: Sun 08/25/13 11:00 PM
+Location: Edgeworld Park Arts and Crafts Plaza ('park')
+Age: All
+Description:
SpinDizzy, and mucking, have communities which go back decades. At this World's Fair event the development of our communities, here and on other mucks, shall be discussed, with thoughts about how they have changed, how they have remained unchanged, and how they may develop in future. All are welcome to attend, and to participate, however long they have been part of the mucking worlds.
8:00 am
[austin_dern]
There's a new world just opening for me

How ready are you for the official opening of the SpinDizzy World's Fair? It's coming up in just a few short hours!

+Title: Expo '13 Grand Opening
+From: Sat 08/24/13 08:00 PM
+To: Sat 08/24/13 09:00 PM
+Location: Edgeworld Park Center Plaza ('park')
+Age: All
+Description:

Expo '13 officially begins with a gala opening. You will not want to miss the historic ceremony planned for this celebration of FIFTEEN YEARS OF PROGRESS! Come dressed in your finest and ready to dance the night away immediately afterward in a fabulous, lavish opening ball.

+Title: New Dawn Ball
+From: Sat 08/24/13 09:00 PM
+To: Sat 08/24/13 11:00 PM
+Location: Edgeworld Park Center Plaza ('park')
+Age: All
+Description:
Immediately after the opening ceremony, Edgeworld Park will transform into a huge dance party, so come dressed in your most shimmering, ethereal, futuristic finery, and celebrate a new dawn of progress!
Friday, August 23rd, 2013
7:00 pm
[austin_dern]
Don't tell me the lights are shining anyplace but there

Don't miss the start of SpinDizzy's World Fair '13: Fifteen Years of Progress! The official opening is Saturday night, 8 pm Pacific Time, but the very first event is at 7 pm tonight.

+Title: Fair Monarch Pageant
+From: Fri 08/23/13 07:00 PM
+To: Fri 08/23/13 09:00 PM
+Location: Edgeworld Park Grandstand ('park')
+Age: All
+Description:
Tomorrow evening is the prelude to Expo '13: Fifteen Years of Progress, the Biennial World's Fair, which will begin with the traditional Fair Monarch Pageant. This year it will have a new twist and will instead see us crowning the Spirit of Progress and his/her/its/hir court, the Muses of Inspiration. As in past years this will take the form of a talent show.

All those wishing to compete for the chance to personify Progress in this historic event celebrating the MUCK's fifteenth anniversary are invited to come to the Edgeworld Park Grandstand ("park") at 7 p.m. server time (Pacific) tomorrow, Friday, August 23. Those wishing to assist as judges and, of course, all spectators are also invited.

Saturday, August 17th, 2013
12:00 pm
[austin_dern]
The scattered clues she left behind

It's time for a fresh idle purge on SpinDizzy, I'm afraid. The folks listed below, and their belongings, will be wiped clean off the muck if they don't connect or indicate a desire to connect by Saturday, August 17. If you know any of them, please tell them of the idle-purge. Also, if you know of any who are not able to make it onto the muck for some reason, please contact me with news of this.

If you do spot any of these folks connecting, please let them know we'd like to have them back on the muck, and help them to feel part of the community again. Thank you.

Abel Aisha Amber Axel Bluebell Blueberry Caroline Catprog
Chile Cobalt Commwolf Daean Darla Darwin Dipstick Eli
Emerald Ezekiel Flossi Geo George61 Gina_Doberman Goddess_Violet Ifyara
Indy Istanbul Jayce Jessica Jiffy Jing Karial Lady_Gwendolyn
Leaps Lillith MsDee Noctaina Numunuu Nyquil One Orolin
Paprika Patricia Pooka Rheah Rin Riptide Rowan Ryu
Sapora Shadecerule Shizuka Skolf Solin Strawberries StunkyGirlSnivy Tait
Than Timesheart Verrant Wish_Bear Xilats-Dert ZwarteVacht
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
12:01 am
[austin_dern]
Thank you for the days

Alas, it's time to clean up the database, and our name space, some, by removing characters who've been gone for more than a year. If you know any of the people on this list, please contact them and let them know to connect here by the 19th of February or they face the purging of their possessions and the toading of their characters.

Anyone who does connect, or who sends word to us that there's hope they'll resume connecting after whatever problems are keeping them away, we're happy to spare. If you do see any of the idle-threatened, please invite them back into society; it's not like we don't want any more to do with them, after all.

I confess I don't expect that ToadNRecPlease will be coming back.

Austin Dern
Managing Editor

Akeakami Aleister Asherak B.J. Chu Cindy Clarisa Crash
DavDragon Dewi Ecnart Envi Flux Galanodel Ginger
Gunnlod Jackrabbit Kaya Koroshi Mei Michelle Mischoe Morgan
Mugen Nestor NeverNever Nigel Noctaina Nyquil Oliver
Pathfinder Peppermint Portia Sasha Slate Snowfoot Spots ToadNRecPlease
Tristan Weishaupt Zeta
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
11:34 pm
[bunny_hugger]
SpinDizzy News: Special Election Issue
The SpinDizzy News is proud to present a special election issue. The polls for mayoral election 2013 will open tonight at midnight and run through the end of the day Wednesday, January 23.

Polls to Open at Midnight; Vote Will Be by Instant Runoff (by BunnyHugger)
http://www.spindizzy.org/nwp/polls-to-open-at-midnight-vote-will-be-by-instant-runoff/

Transcript of Tuesday's Debate (by Featherwing)
http://www.spindizzy.org/nwp/transcript-of-tuesdays-debate/

Meet the Candidates (by BunnyHugger)
http://www.spindizzy.org/nwp/meet-the-candidates/
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
1:40 pm
[austin_dern]
She's the best little skipper in the land

Elections 4 is on. We'll be choosing a Mayor in the coming month. According to a bulletiin board post by Beltrami --- and echoed on the official newspaper --- is as follows:

January 7 Official Calling of election. Nominations will be accepted only from the 7th to the 11th.
January 11 Nominations Day. Start of campaigns. No electioneering prior to the publication of the official Candidate List.
January 20 Start of Voting. End of electioneering.
January 23 Close of Voting. Winner announced after the close.
January 26 Inauguration of new Mayor.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
8:34 am
[_fluffy]
Agile process
Last night, I had a dream that the MUCK moved to the scrum model. Every day before we could start interacting we had to have a real-life daily standup for 15 minutes in front of a whiteboard, to discuss what we did yesterday and what we were going to do today.

Nothing got done.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
2:23 am
[nikonraccoon]
Rainfurrest 2012
I'll be at Rainfurrest this weekend. In an effort not to be completely lonely during the con, I'm hoping to get a meetup set up before the con. So, does anyone want to get dinner at some point during the con, or at least meet up?
Also, if you see me, make sure I know your name on here, and please don't be offended if I don't recognize you by sight.
Please send me a pagemail, or text me at 801-999-TAIL.
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
9:02 am
[xolo]
Web Site II
Let me make a different proposal, then. Why not put a "Go to Original Website" button on the front page of the site, and run the original design in parallel with the old one? That way everyone can have what they want.
Friday, September 21st, 2012
10:26 pm
[xolo]
Wed Site
Now that Enkeli is gone, I wonder if we might consider reverting to the old spindizzy.org web page? The new one is undoubtedly well-written, and surely employs the most modern techniques, but it is frankly sterile. It looks like something an unsentimental, tightly-run small business with an eye on the bottom line would deploy. Spindizzy is none of these. The old website, for all its quirks and oddities, had character. It belonged to Spindizzy. It *felt* like Spindizzy.

There's so much that's missing from the new one too - the Who's Who pages, the 'What Makes Spindizzy Special' essay, and even the FAQ files are gone. There is surely some way that the improvements in coding, etc, can be kept, and used within the old site's layouts and graphics.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
10:15 am
[austin_dern]
They're always coming and going

It's an unhappy but necessary duty. The people on this list have been away from SpinDizzy for more than a year, so we're sending out the summons to please either come back to us --- and I hope everyone who's on SpinDizzy will watch for these folks, either in popping up here or through other mucks, Twitter, Livejournal, or whatever methods they may have to reach them --- so we can get them back. My ideal is to someday have an idle purge where nobody gets removed, but it'll take the community making everyone feel the people here are and should be part of it in order to reach that ideal.

Please let the folks know that sometime after Tuesday, the 21st of August, we'll be removing their characters and creations.

If you're not on SpinDizzy, give us a try. We're open all seasons, and are coming to the final days of our Olympic Games soon. The muck's newspaper is at http://www.spindizzy.org/nwp/newspaper/ and it maintains the @SpinDizzy_Muck Twitter feed, as well as the Livejournal community http://spindizzy-muck.livejournal.com/ and of course you can reach it at muck.spindizzy.org port 7072 (or 7073 for SSL).

Austin Dern

Managing Editor

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Yellow3 Zeffy Zero Zuko
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
1:41 pm
[bunny_hugger]
BunnyHugger and Austin's Engagement Party Ball
Hello all,

Austin and I regard Leap Day as a special date in our mutual history. There's a whole long story associated with it, and why it's one of the many dates that contend for the status of "our anniversary." If you are interested, you can read the saga here: http://bunny-hugger.livejournal.com/201389.html This is the first one that has come around since the initial incident that spurred our relationship, and we want to celebrate it in the place where that relationship was sealed.

We will be holding an anniversary ball in the Starlight Ballroom of Edgeworld Park (S4 E10, mg, n, n, n, se, sb is one way to get there) tonight, 7 p.m. until whenever. Traditionally, February 29 was the date on which women could propose marriage to men, and any man not accepting was supposed to pay a forfeit. As this notion is out of date we will instead be celebrating "inversions of custom" and request that guests observe this theme however they choose to interpret it.

There will be dancing, refreshments, and the possibility of karaoke, especially if the refreshments are taken advantage of. I hope to see you all there.

Sincerely,
BunnyHugger (and Austin)
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