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- yestreen (yes-treen') n.
(chiefly Scottish) last evening or last night.
These auctions end on Oct
Like a floppy disc,
it looks square on the outside.
Inside, it's floppy.
"And then it happened. It was so sudden - nobody would
have seen it coming. I was on a bus in Queens with my best female
friend, going from some somewhere to another somewhere. She reached
into her pocket. There it was. Nestled in her worn glove was
a small black box, lovingly shrink-wrapped, the multi-colored
letters adorning the front cover. 'Fluxx.' And then everything
blacked out. Just kidding. I was incredulous, getting louder
by the second in my excitement, and as huggy as your favorite
happy drunk. People on the bus stared, but we didn't mind. As
I unwrapped my gift, she explained that her fiancee had found
it while on a business trip in Oregon, and had bought it for
me because he knew I had been searching everywhere for it. Oregon!
So random, and yet so appropriate. The two-year search was over.
Since that day, I have converted bunches of people to Fluxx:
family, friends, coworkers... including my originally-skeptical
two best girl friends. Nowadays, they tell me to bring the game
every time I come over. And yes - every time. I'm buying them
Aquarius and Icehouse for Christmas - they'll get a kick out
of that. In a time where imagination has been replaced with cheesy
plastic toys and brain-numbing 3D graphics, you have created
GAMES WORTH PLAYING. Congratulations and... thanks." -- email from a fan named Jaifi
||UberCon, New Rabbits, and
back from UberCon, our final convention of the year, and we had
a fabulous weekend! We ran another Little
Experiment, we played lots of games, we met lots of new friends
(and got a few more new Rabbits
signed up, too) and we sold plenty of merchandise. It was the
perfect end to an excellent trade show season!
Thank you to all the NY/NJ
area rabbits who showed up to play and demo games with us.. it's
wonderful to put faces with people we have only known from our
mailing lists. Thanks in particular to Seth and Allen, long-time
fans who did their first official Looney
Labs demos this weekend, and who became our biggest helpers!
The only official staff members we had on this trip were myself,
Kristin, and Alison, so we needed a few extra hands to teach
people the play our games, and while nervous they were at first,
did a great job and made a big difference in our success. Thanks,
guys! Thanks also to Peter and Pete and Harry and Nick and Gil
and Ben and Kristiana and everyone else who helped make UberCon
Speaking of Mad Lab Rabbits,
there was a HUGE influx of Rabbit pages suddenly being approved
this week, as a result of the completion of the new Rabbit page
software (which Marlene
built, and Russell
is now using). Someday we will have a regular feature on this
webzine that features various Rabbits like this for various reasons...
someday it will be someday, but for now, we're taking things
one at a time. Thanks for being patient with us when it takes
months to approve your page. Check out all these Mad
If you remember how we totaled
our van on the way to DragonCon, you may be wondering how
we got all our gear to UberCon. Have we bought a new van yet?
No. We rented one for the week, and we've decided to just live
without a van of our own for awhile. Until the start of next
year's travel season, we don't really need a van that often,
and when we do, we can just rent one for the day.
Seven years and 19 days ago, I
started posting a one-panel-per-week cartoon at this web
address. Making up the story as I went along (with input from
my housemates Alison and Kristin) I wove an odd story about a
broccoli and his
pyramid friends and some strange journeys they embarked on. This
week, the cartoon finally
reaches an endpoint I've long been working my way towards, and
I've decided to take this opportunity to stop. Even though it
was just one panel a week, it was still a lot of work, and I'm
ready for a nice long break. Maybe after we move I'll start doing
a regular comic again... but no promises.
I hope you've enjoyed my cartoon series. Thanks for reading!
Have a great week!
that we're planning to sell our house and move sometime next
year, I'm suddenly feeling like a senior in college all over
again. It's like we'll be graduating in the spring, and at that
point, we're going to need to decide
where we want to go to settle down. When we leave, we'll
be saying good-bye to a lot of close friends, though of course
we'll plan to stay in touch... it will be the end of one era
in our lives, and the beginning of another. So, we're getting
used to the idea of the coming changes, and we're excited about
the Future, but we're also trying to savor our final months in
the comfortable space we're in now. In the spring, everything
we'll change, but right now, it's only October and we have a
busy senior year ahead of us. Let's enjoy it!
||Years ago we installed a third seat in our van,
which we called the rumble seat. We salvaged it from a Honda
at the junkyard, and we salvaged it again from the
wreckage of Bertha, thinking we might install it in the next
van. But now, it's found a home in the room we call the Bridge,
where it's become the perfect chair to sit in while playing console
videogames! When you're playing a car-racing game, you can even
fasten your seatbelt!
||"We just saved him several minutes of his
life." -- Mitch Altman, inventor of the
(a universal remote, with one button, which turns off nearby
televisions by flashing out 209 different "power-off"
codes) after turning off the TV in a pizzeria, thus causing a
patron to leave before the end of a show he was absent-mindedly