12-2003, Author Alexei

Newsletter #6 12-2003
Introduction

Hello all you good readers and fine members. Here is another newsletter and this time, its an X-mas special. We got X-mas facts and even an X-mas Carol!! Furthermore we have the usual editorial like the Member of the month and the IRC stuff. AS a last thing I would like to welcome the overactive member of SWaRM to the editor midst: Steve!! Welcome Steve.

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Alliance inside

From the brain of Steve

There has been lots of exciting things going on with the lead up to Christmas. So I will hopefully sum them up for you in a couple of paragraphs I hope it don’t take up too much of your time.

IRC

There has been lots of people going on to IRC as the new round has started and hopefully this will keep up through out the round.:)

Battle group

As it has been for every round the battle group KillaBeez is being launched this is a formal attack group that can be joined by all active members that are willing, it has failed in the past due to lack of interest and we hope to finally get it sorted out. Opus and Dafreak normally run it but for more information just pm an OP in #swarmcore on the IRC channel. If it is successful there will be a battle group started in planetarion.

In game alliance system

There will be a new in game alliance system coming in the next few days this will hopefully change for the best and will help SWaRM be run more easily by the HC’s.

Recruiting

The vouch system was decided on at the officers meeting last month this is to stop spies and means that everyone is more likely to now each other bringing the alliance yet closer (at this rate we will be living together).

Games

Well also decided at the meeting was that we will be having a new department this will be called the games department and is not official in the form of ranks but will bring us lots of fun the current members are:
Head of department Snoop
Officers Sax Young

Other news

As Themast became HC he was put in charge of Diplomatic departments. As it is hard to run a department by your self there is one officer’s position open anyone that is Swarmcore rank or above can apply. It is a jnr. officer position and the current candidates are Horus (Abaddon), Brainman and last but not least Ginley. Good luck to any that wish to apply.
Swarm have gotten 4th in the rankings up to now this is usual for a big alliance and of cource we plan to win like all other major alliances. But only with your help we can do this.
As per usual lots of private galaxies have been formed and good luck to them all.

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PA progress

I always find this the hardest part to write, since no one is actually playing PAX anymore. However I did hear that the freezone is quite active.

The planetia part however is easy, with the new round really starting we all got of with a fairly good start I’d say. With just out of protecting time we have reopened recruitment and doing good with decent roids. SWaRM currently takes a respectable fifth position in the universe Alliances, we have done worse.
Other than that there is nothing to report. All is quite at the west front…

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TMF (themast Facts) – Christmas special

1. Each year between 34-36 million Christmas trees are produced to cope with the holiday demand.

2. In 1647, the English parliament passed a law that made Christmas illegal. Christmas festivities were banned by Puritan leader Oliver Cromwell, who considered feasting and revelry on what was supposed to be a holy day to be immoral. Anybody caught celebrating Christmas was arrested. The ban was lifted only when the Puritans lost power in 1660.

3. An old wives’ tale says that bread baked on Christmas Eve will never go mouldy.

4. December 25th was not celebrated as the birthday of Christ until the year AD 440.

5. Father Christmas has two addresses, Edinburgh and the North Pole. Letters addressed to ‘TOYLAND’ or ‘SNOWLAND’ go to Edinburgh, but letters addressed to ‘THE NORTH POLE’ have to be sent there because there really is such a place!

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Caption Contest:

Alright, someone came up with this brilliant idea (o wait, it was Kama’s) of having a caption contest. Out of many images I selected this one (Yes, im on it too). Just look at the picture, make a funny comment and then send it to me ([email protected]). Ill see to it the the best comments come in the next newsletter.
Prize? The honor of being mentioned in the newsletter as winner of the caption contest …. ahh! just do it!

http://home.planet.nl/~bottg002/Images/ … _wezen.jpg

My caption:

“I wont be noticed, they are all friendly. I blend in like the rest, I blend in like the rest”

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X-mas carol by Kama o/ (just to get the christmas spirit up ;-))

The Holiday Season is here
A time that is filled with Good Cheer
And, as some of us know,
We will Tickle Elmo
And others will tickle Lightyear

Whether you’re a girl or a boy
Or too grown up for a toy
I’d just like to say
I hope that your Day…
And your New Year
Runs over with Joy

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IRC-stuff

Well, here we are again. Still funny as always. I guess to be an active good member of SWaRM you really must be a little crazy (not to mention kama, he’s just totaly out of his mind). Anyway, the ppl who said these things must be taken away by men in white coats. In the meanwhile, lets enjoy what they said.

The following events happened within 5 mins

* jabba has left #swarmcore
πŸ™
* bob has joined #swarmcore
* P sets mode: +v bob
lo
lo bob
o/
anyone seen jabba i need to talk to him
lol
he just left
LMAO
secs before you came
about private galaxys and spying on swarm
oops wrong channel
* bob runs to rock channel
bye
* bob has left #swarmcore
* jabba has joined #swarmcore
* P sets mode: +v jabba
lo again
o/
LMAO
* bob has joined #swarmcore
* SWaRMHQ sets mode: +v bob
lo

And thats the end of it!

OH WAIT A MIN what about PAX
PAX sux yes but..
*done*

Need typo-lessons?

need typing lessons Moo πŸ˜›
lol
*Mental Note* Get Spell Checker
lol
Spellchecker is one word.
* Tekki buzzes
DAMN

X-mas wishes

* Alexei wishes sadly he’d won the election
πŸ™‚
*sniff* thought ppl like me better than just two votes πŸ™
cheer up, there will be others
I guess
and I will be there
lurking in the shadows
biding my time
* EvilMoo too next time
i got 3 πŸ˜€
and when the moment is just right
Ill leap out and claim my rightful position
πŸ˜›
dreaming about the janitors position again πŸ™‚

Magic is in the air

“oh no! I’m burning!”
“that was a water spell you idiot”

Fear SWaRM’s 1337 threats!

keeping your old dept working
dont work too much
u can have a breakdown lol
u go and say, im from swarm, we rule all, bend over to our will or perish
its easy u did that all the time did u?
never got the chance
πŸ™
the other alliances were always bigger
except for one which i kinda ignored .p lol hmm i should take tips from u
πŸ™‚
i want ur coords, NOW, or else…. kama will start a bus thread in your forums
its guaranteed success

They insisted it went in. Else Kama would start a bus post on my newsletter board πŸ™

You’re a sad weasel of a man, you know that, Kama?
No, it’s just that I’m ill at ease with the opposite sex.
It’s because you see them as some alien species that needs to be conquered with trickery. They’re not — they’re people. You don’t need your book on hypnosis and, and… what’s the other one? “1001 Fabulous Chat-up Lines.”
Hemp, I *DO* need that. It’s brilliant. Those chat-up lines are guaranteed.
There’s no such thing.
Alright. You be a woman. On your own in a bar
OK. Go on.
Now this is the most incredible chat-up line you’ve ever heard in your life. Guaranteed!
Go on.
OK, in a bar, on you own.
* J-Kama-Ka-C pauses as he works up nerve
Excuse me, would you like to join me for a cocktail?
No.
You can’t say “no.” It doesn’t work when you say “no.” You’ve got to say “yes.”
Oh, right. Okay. Go on, go on.
So, would you like a wormdo?
What’s that, then?
What’s what?
lol
A wormdo.
What about it?
this is sooo old
Is this still the opening line?
But you’re not giving me the right replies!
What is the right reply?
I come up to you and say, “Excuse me, would you like to join me in a cocktail?” You say, “Yes.” I say, “Would you like a wormdo?” You say, “What’s a wormdo?” And I say…
“Oh, it wriggles along the ground like that.”
* hempknight2 makes a worm motion with finger
You know it!
Kama, you could not pull a rotten tooth out of a dead horse’s head with that one.

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Promotions

Congrats to

Walki
Wietsel
lokern
Ozzel
omslemming aka firefly

our newest SWaRMCore ranked members

Congratulations to

bluespider

our newest SWaRMCore officer ranked member

As I like to say, you’re no real member, unless you are named in the newsletter πŸ˜‰

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Credits
Alexei
anom
Steve
Kama
Hempknight
themast
all the funny IRC talkers
all the good ppl who send in pieces
anyone else I have forgotten

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!

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