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my ear hurts

i have absolutely no idea what is going on with my game.

question for you

what is goiing on with my game?


is anyone watching this?
you know, lyle? i really like you. just thought i would share.


For those wondering, no, it's not just you. Windy City MUX is currently down.

I've sent an E-Mail to nails.

PS: And apparently Alare Flammas (the keen Harry Potter MU*) is also down, so I'm betting it's MUSHPark in general.

Peripheral Preternatural

Long ago and far away, I started to mull over how cultures outside of "the Western world" would view the preternatural, in-game (particularly when I noticed that the old legends of Hopping Ghosts had little to do with Euro vampires). I noticed that back in the day, real-world Europeans seemed to deal with the supernatural in a more appeasing way -- Fairies were referred to as "the good neighbors" (sucky roommates, but great neighbors), and if some Viking or Roman went out into the spooky woods, they often wouldn't try to ward off the resident swamp demons, but instead would treat it like they were guests entering the swamp demons' homes. Obviously, in the last 2,000 years or so, your standard superstitious Euro has leaned more towards the "warding off" attitude. This seems to fit pretty well with the eras that the in-game preternatural world was tied in with the in-game mundane world (note how many werewolf terms are nicked from the Vikings and Romans), and the eras that the preternatural were spurned.

In doing a casual broad-strokes glance over the Far East (yes, yes, I know. At least I'm more accurate about it than LKH is), it seemed that most folks would take the appeasing stance over the warding stance, thus my notion that the preternatural are more accepted there.

Ok! With that in mind, does anyone have any clue how it'd probably be for other areas of the world? Say, India? The Middle East? Africa? Oceania? South America? Do the modern real-world superstitious folks who go out into the deep dark woods tend to take a more warding "protect me" stance, or a more appeasing "Hi, I'm just passing through" stance?

Thither Windy City!

Try it now with windycity.mushpark.com instead of the IP number (which is currently since we're on a different server).

Wither Windy City?

I E-Mailed nails about it today and he wrote back:
One of my servers went off the air sometime around 5am EDT, naturally the
one that houses Windy City. I'm working with my colo provider, but the
situation is complicated as this coincided with work being done in the
facility today.

MUSHwalk in the MUSHpark

For those wondering, it's not just you; MUSHpark seems to be going up and down this afternoon, connection-wise.