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[27 Nov 2003|08:22pm]

mrfnord
(OOC: Damn, more than a year this time... Sic transit gloria mundi.)

From: minerva@vrdet.jihad.net
To: *@vrdet.jihad.net
Subject: This Week At Blanca Mountain
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Hi gang, it's me again with your weekly guide to activites at VRDET Blanca Mountain.

First off, Command hopes our American contingent had a happy Thanksgiving, and requests that those celebrating the holidy be ready fro duty first thing Friday morning. Anti-hangover pills are available from the dispensary for those who had a little too much fun.

Saturday and Sunday are going to be big for sports fans. Saturday afternoon VR b-ball will be going into the semifinals for the all-Jihad championship tourney. Our opponent are the St. Dino Irregulars, and if we beat them we'll be on our way to face down the Templars in the final series. The game's in Battle Creek, but will be televised on base channel 191 for those who can't scam a ticket. Sunday evening, the hockey season kicks off with out first game against the DE Icewolves down on Sublevel 3. Everybody turn out and cheer!

Monday morning at 8:00 will be the bimonthly All Hands Meeting in the Ampitheatre. Everybody is scheduled to attend unless comatose.

Advanced Indoctrination lectures on "Mundane Invisibility," "Black Helicopters and You," and "A Short History Of The Jihad" will be held throughout the week. Signup sheets are outside the Situation Room or on the VR intranet at http://vrnet/ai-lecture/

Gate tests are scheduled for Tuesday morning and evening, with a planned full-up run for operation CIRITH UNGOL Wednesday morning. Everybody involved in CIRITH UNGOL is required to make check-in eight hours before showtime. The "Good Luck, You Bastards" party will start at noon on Tuesday in order to give the team a chance to recover.

Once CIRITH UNGOL is active, the base will be on Priority 1 alert until mission end. Check your division duty roster for your shift schedule. With luck the operation will be over inside 48 hours.

Short activities list, but then we're working this week. Wish your fellow Rangers the best of luck.

Ja mata!
MINERVA
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From the Desk of the AC [23 Oct 2002|02:34pm]

puppeteer
[ mood | creative ]

TO: ALL JPV MEMBERS

FROM: AC

SUBJECT: Events for the week of 10/28

This week will be starting our All Hallow's Eve celebration. We will be showing the Director's Cuts of the Evil Dead trilogy, the Living Dead trilogy, and all of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Also, you'll get to catch some of Pittsburgh's very own George Romero's lesser-known flicks. These will be shown in the Mage's Lounge in the Temporary Residence hall.

Also, I'd like to remind all members that the JPV thoroughly disapproves of black magic, especially demon-summoning or anything involving the dead. I realize that this is the season, but it's still no excuse.

Lastly, if any illusionists or mages who can handle illusions are available the next two weekends, we will be holding our first annual Haunted House for the local children. Participation is encouraged, and will go towards a vacation day or two depending on volunteered time. All the benefits go to local charities.

Happy Halloween!

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All work and no play, part 2... [04 Oct 2002|06:57pm]

mrfnord
(OOC: Has it really been almost a *year* since the last jihadic post? Damn.)

From: minerva@vrdet.jihad.net
To: *@vrdet.jihad.net
Subject: This Week At Blanca Mountain
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Hi gang, it's me again with your weekly guide to activites at VRDET Blanca Mountain.

The VRDET Anime Club will be showing an Evangelion marathon, starting Saturday afternoon and running until Sunday night. All 26 episodes will be shown, as well as both movies and various parodies intercut between the episodes. For those staying through the entire thing, antidepressants will be available.

Once the theater is fumigated post-marathon, the Film Appreciation Society will be showing a bootleg copy of "Red Dragon" Monday and Tuesday nights. A raffle will be held both nights to give away autographed DVD copies of "Silence of the Lambs" and "Hannibal," as well as hardback copies of all three Lecter novels. Horror fans take note! All proceeds will be given to the homeless shelter in town.

The band Jihaddi Cowboy will be having a "quiet folk session" in the Weishaupt Reading Room Sunday evening starting at 5:00. Food and drink will be provided, of course.

Monday the Research Division will have an Advanced Indoctrination lecture "Interdimensional Physics For The Terminally Clueless." As with all AI lectures, this one is purely voluntary, and is open to all ranks.

All X-Box equipped Rangers are invited to join Team VRDET for the first Jihad-wide HALO Tournament. Round One begins Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 and will run until it ends. Despite sniping from the Linux zealots, Team VR has a strong pre-tourney standing and is expected to drive our foes before us and hear the lamentations of their women. As usual, spectators can tune into Channel 68 on base TVs to watch the mayhem go down.

No Gate tests are scheduled for this week, but Command wants me to point out that we *may* have an impromptu anti-incursion drill sometime Wednesday. (Nexx won't even tell *me,* it's so secret! Hmph! If you can't trust the base computer, who *can* you trust, huh?)

R&D invites everybody down to Sublevel 2, Hangar 23 for the unveiling of their latest toy, the Penguin rapid transport plane. The open house will be all day Thursday and include demonstrations of the Penguin's aerobatic abilities (holographic, of course) and plenty of free beer courtesy of TRES Corps Zeta. Trust me when I say the Penguin looks neat. ^_^

There will be an All Hands Meeting Friday morning at 8:00 sharp in the Ampitheatre. For the newbies, this is the bimonthly roll call and general situation breifing. If you can't make it, you'd better have an excuse signed by three doctors and a note from your mother, or Nexx and Katze will have your head.

Commander Merquoni will be hosting a poetry slam Friday night at 10:00 in Weishaupt. It's a strictly BYOB party.

The rumor that the JPV Movie Club has managed to score a near-final print of "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" is a base and unfounded falsehood... it's a *final* print, and they'll be showing it at their HQ Friday night at midnight Eastern time. We will be setting up a teleport gate for you Tolkien fanatics so you can make the run to Pennsylvania and back without trouble. The gate closes at dawn, though, so anybody left behind has to hoof it.

As always, events on the list are subject to postponement due to illness, injury or enemy action. If you have something I forgot, drop me a note and I'll put it in the next weekly update. Don't worry about quality: As you can see, my standards are pretty low.

Ja mata!
MINERVA
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[18 Oct 2001|12:26pm]

feralscot
To: Admiral Yearnshaw
From: Grand Admiral Felton, C-in-C
Re: Internal memo from Commodore Jensen

Thank you Admiral, it does appear that we are in need of stricter security measures on the commnet. And Mister t'Kharn, since you are undoubtedly viewing this, please report to my office immediately regarding a "discussion" on why you happen to be poking through my inbox.
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All Hands Notice from the top of the food chain. [09 Oct 2001|06:47pm]

mrfnord
OFFICE OF THE TRIUMVERATE
OFFICIAL NOTICE


16 September, 2001

To: All Hands
From: Triumverate Office
Re: Official reaction to events in the mundane world

Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow warriors of the Jihad;

By now, you are all quite aware of the events occuring in the Mundane world over the last several days. The Mundane governments are on the warpath, and it appears that we may get caught in the middle of the current mess.

The Jihad's main East Coast listening post was collateral damage in the attack on the World Trade Center. There were no casualties (Jihaddi or Mundane shell employees), but the post was a total loss. Our enemies seem to have been taken at a loss by the upheaval as well; despite the loss of the listening post, spongin activity remains low in the area.

As a result of the attacks, the Triumverate is issuing the following:

1) The Jihad will not be engaging any Mundane enemy as a result of the attacks on New York and Washington. Our primary focus is on the Hellwyrm, and it always will be. We cannot allow ourselves to be sidetracked by Mundane power games when the whole of our species is at risk.

We understand that many of you will have strong feelings about the attack, and stronger feelings about responding to it. However, we must remember that our war comes first. Any Jihaddi who wishes to fight "terrorism" is welcome to do so -- provided that they resign from their JAO first, and relinquish all Jihaddi equipment before they leave.

2) As a sideline of the reconstruction work, volunteers are needed to infiltrate and supervise the removal of Jihad gear from the Trade Center disaster site. The abandoned equipment is more than likely totally destroyed, but better safe than sorry.

3) The proposed Office of Homeland Security will make our jobs in the US that much more difficult. Personnel who maintain identities on the outside should be prepared for recall; to that end, the Triumverate Office will distribute "panic button" beepers to individuals at high risk as well as to those who request them.

Aside from these precautions, Jihaddi on the outside are advised to keep their heads down.

4) JAO Commanders and staff with Omega clearance are to meet with the Triumverate on 21 September to go over contingencies in case of exposure.

5) Listening post personnel in Central Asia are advised to watch for increased enemy activity under the guise of American or other military operations.

6) All outside leave is on temporary suspension until 1 November. We realize this is a hardship, but with the sudden increases in security it would be too risky for the Jihad as a whole.

Complications like this in the Mundane world promise to make our struggle that much more difficult. We must remain resolute, and not let the purple bastard win.

[sig/seal: Triumvirs]
[sig/seal: Triumvir Adjuncts]

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(Admin note: Yeah, the dates are off on this. I would've backdated except fb beat me to the punch in posting new stuff. So it goes. --Mal)
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[jry] [09 Oct 2001|10:41am]

fb
To: Grand Admiral Felton
From: Admiral Yearnshaw, Intelligence Division
Re: Internal memo from Commodore Jensen

For the record, I am NOT a Lyran agent. Really, guy with an imagination like that should be in r&d.

Also, tomorrow I'll look into increasing security on the internal communications network.
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[jry] TRES Corps Internal Memorandum [02 Oct 2001|12:43am]

fb
CLASSIFIED - Eyes only: Grand Admiral Felton

From: Commodore Marcus Jensen, head of Personnel
Re: Admiral Yearnshaw

Outwardly, little or nothing has changed since the admiral was last an officer of the Corps. As you know, shortly after he retired at the conclusion of Operation Pacifica, Admiral Yearnshaw dissappeared completely, all Jihad efforts to locate and track him failed, and the numerous reports of his death were obviously in error. I believe that something happened to him in this time, as he shows signs of possessing significant extranormal power. This power manifested several times in my interview with him (which is the source of all of my information and supposition, he refused a new medical examination), and he may not be fully in control of it. When he became angry (first at the mention of the deceased Lt. Comm. Ford and then when asked about his work with GA Marburger) a green-colored light flashed through his eyes and even once seemed to discharge out of the corners. When I allowed him to become impatient he at one point drummed his fingers against the table eventually the sound changed, became louder and more hollow, and a similar green engergetic dischange trailed from his fingertips. Though I detected no significantly unusual mental activity when these manifestations occurred, that their origin lies in some facet of magic I think is still a strong possibility, as the only descriptions of similar phenomena I can find come from very old myths of powerful human magi.

Though I had never made his personal aquaintance during his original tenure with the Corps, what I have read from the original personnel file and heard from those who did know him contradicts what I observed. He seems impatient, quick to anger, emotionally cold and distant, and I am almost certain he harbors any number of significant secrets that none of my empathic senses could begin to fathom.

There is a rumor about him going around Admiral, one which you perhaps know the truth of, that I will include in my closing remark. I have heard that when he returned he brought several Lyran artifacts in various conditions with him, and if this is true those artifcats cannot be ignored as a possible origin for whatever new power he has, which in turn mean that he could be very dangerous to us. I advise caution in reinstating him.
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MadForry visits the base Psychiatrist [21 Aug 2001|12:04pm]

madforry
I knocked on the door of the base's psychiatrist.

"Come in Forrest..." How did they know it was me? I opened the door, and lay on the couch. I couldn't get comfortable.

"You are troubled by something that you can't place, but it has been with you since you came here."

"Well, it did start when I first came to Blanca Mountain..."

I continued for over an hour. Finally, the psych said, "Your troubles are just beginning..."

It was Damocles.

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!"
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A Lecture by Prof. Malaclypse, VRDET (ret.) [18 Jul 2001|06:04pm]

mrfnord
*ahem*

Welcome to this Advanced Indoctrination lecture, intended to cover topics that may get only slight treatment in the Basic lectures you've all taken as part of your joining the Jihad. The Advanced classes are more for your enlightnement than any sort of field procedural, and should be more philosophical in nature. So don't worry about remembering what I tell you if you're stuck in a field op; if you need this data, you're probably in deeper trouble than you realize.

The topic for today is Why The Mundanes Don't Notice Us. Now, you've taken the Basic lectures about keeping the War a secret. You've all heard about the infamous spin duty -- and from the groans I can tell that some of you have done it at least once. What Basic teaches is the necessity of the secret, and procedures on bullshitting the Mundanes. This is not what I'll be talking about. I'm talking about why the vast majority of Mundanes can't see us.

Before we get into that, I'm afraid that I will have to disabuse you of some notions. If this offends, you're quite welcome to get up and leave the lecture hall. Ready? Okay. You are Jihaddi, humanity's elite warriors, gathered together to defend the human race from the evils of the Demon Lord B'harne. You see and participate in the ebb and flow of the War, and can see how it changes life for everbody else on this planet. You are unique, you are special because of that.

But you are not superior. Not physically, mentally, spiritually, morally, ethically nor any other way better than the Mundanes you can meet outside these walls. Sorry. You see and understand the pattern of hidden conflicts, because you've had your noses rubbed into them.

I don't seperate myself from you in this -- I didn't see what was happening either until just before I joined. Nor did any of the other higherups. Just ask them how they joined.

Anyway, all of us followed a similar pattern; we did our ordinary, Mundane things on an ordinary, Mundane day until we saw something or were somehow involved in a Jihad op, and from there our worlds turned completely inside-out. But the important thing to note here is that we weren't aware of the War going on around us until we ran straight into it.

We are like a man walking through a forest, not paying much attention to his surroundings, who suddenly runs into a tree. He smacks his nose on the trunk, jumps back and exclaims "Who put all these goddamn TREES here?!" Yes, it's funny, but it's a good analogy to the Mundane frame of mind.

Part of the secrecy comes from the work of the spin teams -- on both sides. As neither side stands to gain from the exposure of the secret, we work together to keep it. But our current spin teams are a recent invention. Only in the last five or six years have we made an organized effort to control collateral damage. So, the question is "why haven't the Mundanes figured things out yet?"

It's a complex question, and the answer is difficult to distill into a single lecture. But we shall try. Mundanes, like anybody else, generally understand only what they find familiar. The accepted frame of reference out in the rest of the world doesn't include complex battles for the destiny of the human race, alien civilizations, demons masquerading as kidvid hosts, or anything else that we take for granted.

It's a form of willful ignorance, of a sort. For example, take a good look at this room. You see me, your fellow Rangers, the seats, the desks, the stage, the big holodisplay behind me, and so on. You don't see the wires, the pipes, the fiber-optics that make the things in the room work. All around us there are complex interactions and transactions going on all the time, and we never notice it. Such as it is with Mundanes, to a point. We work in the walls, in the shadows. We're invisible to them most of the time, and so they ignore us.

When things stop being invisible and the War breaks out into the rest of humanity, we run into another block; cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is what happens when you have two things that are "true," but contradictory. You've all experienced it to one extent or another. It's that little "I-don't-believe-this-shit" feeling you get when you first get involved in the Jihad, or you meet a metahuman or an alien, something that makes no sense to you, but it's happening anyway.

There's a legend that when Captain Cook's ships first reached Hawaii, the natives didn't see the big English ships, and only took notice of the explorers when they emabarked on the smaller boats. This is how most Mundanes see us; we don't fit into their regular reference frames, and as such "edit" us out of their worlds when we appear on the street. If a Maenad was to slice up some poor sponge-minion on the streets of a major US city, the Mundane witnesses won't report seeing a shapeshifting creature on the loose; they'll report seeing a dirty hippy waving a knife around.

There are a few people out in the Mundane world that can see the patern of the war. Sadly (for them, at least; perhaps not so for us) these individuals are extremely paranoid. Paranoia tends to bring exceptional perception as well as delusions, and those who spend their lives looking for deep patterns will eventually find them. The problem these poor people have is that when they finally connect the dots and see the full pattern in all it's glory, they will turn right around and blame the War on their favorite scapegoat. The Communists, the Trilateral Commission, the British Empire, the Jews; whomever they blame for all the ills of the world is responsible for everything in their minds. And because of this, they aren't a threat to either side.

And that's why they don't see us; they don't want to see us. They don't want to see and so they decide to ignore us. Those that do see us are regarded as nutcases, and as such are ignored like we are. This is the way the secret keeps itself -- we only need to do spin duty when things get too out of hand. And that's the way things will remain -- unless B'harne nukes Washington. Then, all bets are off.

Thanks for coming. Anybody with specific questions can come up to my office and we'll talk.
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ATTN: [09 Jul 2001|12:06pm]

shadur
From: Shadur t'Kharn <shadur@treshq.jihad.net>
To: VRHQ Central AI Minerva <min@vrhq.jihad.net>,TCSS Ithaca majordomo AI Dan Wood <dwood@ithaca.tres.jihad.net>
Cc: His Supreme Fnordishness <mrfnord@vrhq.jihad.net>

Minerva, Dan: While the both of you are highly valued members of your respective organisations, and no one would deny that you deserve as much R&R as any other entity in the Jihad, I do have to ask you to inform us next time you two decide to crack into the control system of a random Mundanian factory to play a game of Robo-Rally with real 'bots. That way we can get a spin team in place beforehand and cover up or explain away any inconsistencies you leave behind, as well as reimburse damages incurred.

As it is, we had to promise the owners of the General Motors manufacturing plant that our software company will write a completely new and improved control system for their entire plant at no cost. Guess who will be assigned to the task?

Dismissed,

Shadur t'Kharn.

P.S. I've been asked to unofficially relay three separate requests if you'll open the next game to non-AI contestants as well.

P.P.S. If you do, save a slot for me, 'k? ^_^
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Legal notice. [07 Jul 2001|05:36pm]

fb
From: Forrest and Kidwell, Attourneys at Law.
Detroit, Michigan.

To: The Church of St. Dino the Avenger.
Battle Creek, Michigan.


Dear Sirs,
We write this on behalf of our client, Mr. Stephen Thomas, owner and proprietor of Funland Amusement Park. While Mr. Thomas is complimented by the enthusiasm with which your group enjoyed his park, a significant amount of damage appears to have been incurred during the course of your recent visit. For numerous instances of grafitti, the cost of animal catchers called in to catch twelve loose ferrets, repairs to a snow cone machine, replacement of approximately sixty purple dinosaur toys painted beige, and several other damages which are itemized below a bill has been enclosed. This letter has been sent as a courtesy, if the enclosed bill is not payed legal action will be taken. Also, Mr. Thomas has expressed willingness to substantially lower the amount you owe him upon the immediate return of his ice cream stand and the park employee who was running it.


Thank you,
Robert Kidwell, Esq.
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JPV - ARCH CHANCELLOR'S LOG - CONFIDENTIAL [06 Jul 2001|11:09pm]

puppeteer
7.6.2001

- Watched the game between the Templars and the VR guys today. Go Templars!

- NOTE: Remember to get an apprentice to board up the (bottomless?) pit burned open by "Simple Fireballs 101."

- NOTE: Remember to get janitorial to place a "DANGER: IMMINENT DEATH" sign in the meantime.

- Still having trouble attaching that levitation spell to organics. Need to practice a bit more control on this one. Obviously, living beings have more resistance than an inanimate object, but that doesn't explain the problem. Will have to venture into the library... the closet that it is right now... bah.

-NOTE: It's your turn to buy the beer for the weekly BTech outing. Make sure you have enough $$. ...and this time, don't let any of the MAULers know, dammit.

- IMPORTANT: Don't forget to click the right option this time. This needs to go to the JPV archives, not broadcast across the JNet again, idiot!
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From the Desk of the Grand Admiral [06 Jul 2001|09:59pm]

feralscot
From: darkside@tres.jihad.net
To: everyone@tres.jihad.net
Subject: A few minor announcements...
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First off, I'd like to congratulate the Templars on their utter trouncing of the VRDET Rangers during tonight's game. It was by no means a small victory, but rest assured they'll be back with a vengeance.

Our local JPV representatives would like me to convey their apologies for tomorrow's explosion in the Arcana Research Lab. They assure us that the temporal anomaly will be resolved shortly before it begins.

After nearly six months of renovation, tomorrow there will be an all day open house in the new TRES Corps Academy tower. Food and refreshments will be served, and all visitors receive a free smiley balloon.

The motor pool staff would like to know who took Humvee #126 for a joyride, and why it came back detailed with a neon paisley paint job.

The annual Marksmanship Competition is upon us once again, and will be held Sunday afternoon on the firing range. The Field Marshall assures us that this year, the targets will not burn up or explode on impact.

The Chi Squad PR Department will be showing a bootleg of "Evolution" in the enlisted mess at 2100 hours, as an example of "How Not to Operate In Mundania." Popcorn and soda will be available.

That is all.

--Grand Admiral Felton
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The j-link message board... [05 Jul 2001|03:16pm]

tanesmuti
[Logged in as mahtash.a]
[You are reading TRES.General]
      - - -

posted 2001.07.05 - 1508
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Has anyone heard anything about the TRES x-mas party?


LCDR Mahtash
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[jry] *Character being used will go here in brackets [05 Jul 2001|05:14pm]

fb
"Good morning, Admiral."

"I told you not to call me that, Max. Time."

"1430."

"Damn. What's up for today?"

"Accessing file, Agenda:
1530: Duty shift begins, morning briefing.
1600: Meeting with Captain Houben re: Finalization of prototype mk2 X-Rilfe.
1700: Weekly senior officers' meeting, all admirals mandatory attendance.
1930: Briefing with JPV liason re: Magical activity in the southwest.
2015: Lunch
2130: Official evaluation in Corps combat simulator
2300: Begin security audit of deep storage level with Commodore Riley
0100: East Asia activity briefing
0200: Duty shift ends."

"Great, full day. Listen, cover for me at the senior officers' meeting, I need some lab time. Then schedule a shuttle to Alamosa at 0230, I need to see the Doc, and that should give DS enough time to yell at me a bit for missing the meeting."

"Acknowledged."
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Somebody is a big chicken... [05 Jul 2001|01:18pm]
jihadiix
From: parkerhg@vrdet.jihad.net
"Technician Parker, Hayley G."
To: robertsm@vrdet.jihad.net
"Technician Roberts, M."
Subj: Lights in the lab
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Roberts,

For the absolute last time, you cannot leave every light on Level 3 turned on at night. We're supposed to be conserving energy. If you're scared of the dark, get a flashlight! I'm tired of having to follow you around, flipping switches. If you don't stop, I'll program MINERVA to automatically turn off any lights you try to turn on.

-
Parker
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make stuff 'splode night [04 Jul 2001|12:24pm]

tanesmuti
MEMO



To: peneater
CC:
From: ari
Subj: pyrotechnotics... um, those explody things?
--

Are you going to be here tonite? Or are you going to hop back to SanF to watch them?

You know, we could hop to D.C., watch there and then keep hopping back this way...

Let me know at lunch, ok?

-Ari
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Mmmm... Field rations... [01 Jul 2001|01:28am]
jihadiix
From: parkerhg@vrdet.jihad.net,
"Technician Parker, Hayley G."
To: allhands@vrdet.jihad.net "VR-wide List"
Subj: Request for volunteers
----------------------------------------------
I'm looking for someone to taste-test a new and improved field ration.

If you don't like the ones we have, now's a good time to provide input on the ones that will replace them.

Testing to be conducted Monday, 9th July, at the following times:

0700 - breakfast variety
1200 - lunch variety
1700 - dinner variety

There will be another test on Tuesday, 10th July at 1500 of all varieties for anyone who cannot make one of the first tests and for the curious.

Thank you in advance for your input and have a great VR day!

v/r,
Tech. Parker
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All work and no play.... [01 Jul 2001|03:34am]

mrfnord
From: minerva@vrdet.jihad.net
To: *.vrdet.jihad.net
Subj: This Week At Blanca Mountain
---------------------------------------------

Hi there, Minerva here with your guide to weekly events at VRDET Blanca Mountain.

The VR Film Appreciation Society will be showing the 1984 documentary classic "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai" tonight at 8:00pm in the Ampitheatre. The Film Geeks have been hinting that they'll have a direct video Q&A with Dr. Banzai himself after the movie, so check it out!

Monday and Tuesday the Explorations Divsion will be hosting a seminar on "Appropriate Behavior in Visting Alternate Worlds" at 11:00am and 5:30pm both days. This is a *required* seminar for all new recruits in Explorations, and optional for everybody else.

There will be a poetry reading in the Weishaupt Reading Room Monday night at 7:00pm. The works of Erza Pound and Allen Ginsberg are on the list, and maybe there will be some "slam poetry" as well. Drinks will be provided.

R&D is planning a series of Gateway tests Wednesday morning and afternoon, so brownouts are expected. I'd like to warn our more claustrophobic people that freaking out is, as always, *not* a good thing, and a sign-up sheet for town duty during the tests will be posted outside the Situation Room.

Barring accidents killing main power, the quarter-finals for the Jihad-wide Counterstrike tourney will be held Wednesday at 4:00pm until it ends. So far Team VR is #2 in the standings, but the Church of St. Dino is kicking ass and taking names. Bets will be taken at the Situation Room until 3:30pm. Gamers should be at their consoles ten minutes before the game starts. Spectators can turn on Channel 68 on base TVs to watch the mayhem.

Few Precision Adjustments will be playing a few tunes in the Atrium Thursday night. For a bunch of TRES Zeta geeks, they have a pretty good sound, so come on down and listen to them rock.

The VR varsity b-ball team will be playing at home this week against TRES Corps. Despite a narrow loss to the JPVers last week, things are looking up for the Rangers. The action courtside begins Friday evening in the Sublevel 2 court, behind the 747 hangar. Go on down to cheer on our team!

As always, events on the list are subject to postponement due to illness, injury or enemy action. If you have something I forgot, drop me a note and I'll put it in the next weekly update. Don't worry about quality: As you can see, my standards are pretty low.

Ja mata!
MINERVA
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[ADMIN] JihadIC [30 Jun 2001|11:06pm]

katster
Welcome to JihadIC...

My hopes is that this basically becomes a fun little place for Jihaddi to flesh out their characters and practice their writing skills. But to be able to do that, we need some basic rules around here.

1. All posts, with the exception of admin posts (marked with [ADMIN]) and suggestion posts (marked [IDEA]) should be in character. Only the admins (myself and Ari at the moment) are able to use the admin mark.

2. If you're posting to a secondary or NPC character (which is encouraged, NPCs need fleshing out too), mark the subject line so we know and don't criticise you for straying way off your character mark. Oh yeah, and primary character is the character you have in JU at the moment.

3. Feel free to comment on other people's depictions. You don't necesarily have to be IC in the comments.

Otherwise, I think we don't need much else in the way of rules.


-kat
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