are real hectic around here right now, and I've been
trying like crazy to get a LAN Minutes Update done,
and it's just not happening! Are there still
twenty-four hours in a day, or has our great Canadian
Government removed a few without telling us...
First off, thank-you to everyone who sent in mail
Bobcat, it was very comforting to know how many
people care. Isis
and myself miss him greatly and each letter helped
fill a little piece of the vacuum his passing has
left. Thanks for that, Folks...
to talk LAN Party, it's only happened a few times
before, but I regret that it's going to happen again...
Due to scheduling conflicts out the ying-yang with
weddings, renovations, double sister pregnancies,
new room-mate moving in as I type, we've been forced
to push the date for BTM39 back one week. I
personally know two people who this is going to screw
over huge, and I'm sure there will be a couple more,
but I'm afraid there's little that we can do...
As of now, be advised that BTM39 "Boot Camp" Edition
will be held on the weekend of May 10th. If
you've already signed-up, a personal notice will be
coming shortly to you, please check to make sure you're
still able to come on the new date, your spot's secure
till you let us know. For those who wanted to
come and ended up screwed by the May 3rd date, lookie,
lookie! There's a few things you should know
before signing-up (...too late for many I see...)
First off, we're in need of a pricing structure change
here at the Abattoir... The 'Early-Bird' has
essentially become 'Day One' of the LAN Party as opposed
to a couple people setting up the night before and
enjoying a few games, as such, we've found ourselves
with 15 or more 'guests' crashing at the Abattoir
every Friday before a BTM. This is all good,
however, it's causing a terrible strain on a LAN Party
budget that's already slimmer than me. From
this point on, the 'Early-Bird' will be an additional
$10 for those who stay the night. The BTM's
remain at $25 of course, and the 'Early-Bird' will
still be free for those who wish to set-up and get
a few games in, but you'll be restricted to the hours
of 6pm till 10pm... What does this extra fee
get me? ...an additional day of throttling your
enemies, a cold, hard place to crash and a crappy
breakfast consisting of cereal, Pop Tarts and gruel...
I'd like you find a Bed & Breakfast for $10 that
has a LAN Party going on as a bonus, hell of a deal!
Regardless, the 'Boot Camp' Edition will be our first
camp out BTM, if you've got a tent, bring it along!
This is of course not mandatory, and the Abattoir
has three tents already including a new 10 man tent
condo, but if you want your own private canvas, bring
it with you. (...no setting tents on fire, even
if SoDa's in it...). Another request we've had,
please bring deodorant and a change of clothing.
It would appear several feel they can survive in the
same tee-shirt for three days, truth is, you may be
able to, but everyone else around you is having a
hard time... As such, the Abattoir will be setting
up the "High Pressure Febreze Cannons". This
will consist of two Karcher Pressure Washers (...already
on site...) linked together in a gattling gun style
and mounted to the deck. Abusers of others olfactory
systems will be chained to the fence and blasted by
this high pressure cannon with cold water and Febreze
until Staff feels they've been decontaminated to the
point where they may once again join the public, or
have no surface epidermis remaining. Also of
note, this BTM falls a week after Evan (DieJestor)
Smiths birthday, bring cream pies.
date for Isis
and myself to wed has finally been confirmed as has
the venue... June 28th shall be the official
date my manhood is removed and passed to Isis
for safe keeping. She's bought her wedding dress,
the invitations are going out, and she's starting
to get jitters... Should be a fun ride.
has been getting hits like crazy too... If you
need any proof as to the carnage going on around the
Abattoir right now, feel free to take a peek...
As stated above, the Abattoir has now claimed another
victim. Steve (Infinity) DeRyck is moving in
and calling the Abattoir home. With him, he
brings his stupid-big HDTV (...which, after lifting
up the stairs to the Media Room, we've learned stands
for "Heavy Density Television"...) When you're
over to the Abattoir next, take a peek in the Media
Room at the monster, then glance at the stairs it
came up, then look at the TV again, then back at the
stairs... You'll be in awe we managed to get
this thing up without killing someone. As such,
the back of the Abattoir now looks like a broadcast
station with three (...so far...) dishes up yanking
in a half thousand channels of crap. Seems we're
coming dangerously close to calling the Cable company
and telling them where to shove their coax.
Steve's been a staple at the BTM LAN Parties for the
last while... Now he just has to roll out of
bed to be at them. Nice!