elf: Silhoette of autumn scene; one glitch sitting on a park bench, another leaping in the air (Glitch - Autumn Day)
[personal profile] elf
The Eleven Giants team has gotten as far as early alpha (yay!) and I posted some thoughts at my journal.
jjhunter: closeup of jjhunter's blue skinned Glitch avatar in midair (glitch jj)
[personal profile] jjhunter
A comment on the current words & deeds love meme this morning reminded me of how much I've appreciated the Glitch-related words & deeds of various members of this community. Let's find each other on the meme and share some of our favorite Glitch-related memories.

From that old Glitchwidth subscriber poll, a reminder of who's who (alphabetical by Glitch name):

From Altheav to zvi with Dreamwidth usernames in parenthesis behind the cut )

If someone doesn't have a love meme thread yet, consider starting one for them.

ETA: a version of this post has been cross-posted here at [community profile] glitches_of_ur.
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[personal profile] jjhunter
Speaking of memorializing Glitch, behind the cut you can browse Glitchwidth from starry top to lobby pub. Snap credits go to Altheav (6, pub), Kagami (8), and myself.

Read more... )
elf: Silhoette of autumn scene; one glitch sitting on a park bench, another leaping in the air (Glitch - Autumn Day)
[personal profile] elf
I stayed on the forums until they closed. Played one last (text-based) Game of Crowns. Discovered the Glitch Archive WP site (very very new; has plans; just started today).

Dammit.

I'm not done yet.

I want ways to bring Glitch out of the internet. I want a Glitch tabletop RPG. I want a purple room with a meditation orb and the meditation music at the push of a button. I want recipes for Awesome Stew and Birch Candy that I can make on my stove. I want to carry Sparkle Powder in my pockets. I want emblems of the giants as cookie cutters, and a shrine to Cosma on my roof, and a bobble-head bureaucroc on my desk at work. I want my Alph robe, even though I think of myself mostly as a lemming, because I like it more than the lemming robes. I want a Firebog Wall Cabinet for my keys and a Purple Journey Beanbag. I want stories of Ilmenskie Jones and Gwendolyn. (Probably not together. Please.) I want a poster of a smiling-face moon and a children's book of The Greedy Street Spirit.

I want to go leaping for quoins in Madhur Hathur, but since I don't get that, I want all these other things.

(I do not want a pet piggy. And I have raised chickens in the past; grain is not what they produce when you squeeze them.)

I already have my maroon-headband-with-lavender-flower and a disco ball. It's a start.
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[personal profile] frotz
If you've been hiding in denial, you may not have noticed the notice on glitch.com, but they've announced the date for the shutdown of much of the remaining site, and it's the 25th. (Today, more or less, though I haven't seen an exact time anyplace.)

Everything interactive is going away, but the encyclopedia, the snaps, and the profiles will be there for the long haul.

If you have any last words or snaps to publish, now's the time!

[cross-posted to glitches_of_ur]
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[personal profile] jjhunter
I was clearing out my vast collection of stickies lurking on my desktop, and came across one for Glitchwidth-related things. Contents include recipe for 10-slot goodie bag to give away to newbies, outdated key to the Come & Go Room floor, and the text I added to Glitchwidth teleportation scripts.

GLITCHWIDTH GOODIE BAG

3 Butterfly Lotions
1 Random Kindness (20/20)
40 buns
1 Spice Plant Bean
1 Egg Plant Bean
1 Chicken Egg
1 Piggy Egg
1 Teleportation Script to Uncle Friendly's

Read more behind the cut )
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The Yuletide Fanfic Exchange this year produced two fics for Glitch,, and I'll repost my recs from the Yuletide LJ-comm...


Both of them are beautiful and both really get the feel of the game, enough to be a balm to those of us mourning the shutdown. The first one is friendly and oddball-funny and innocently naughty, like the game at its best. The second is mythic and offers a melancholy but beautiful meditation on the game's end --- and once you read it, you will never remember The Rube the same way again.

Imagine a World With No Pants (1825 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Glitch (video game)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Friendly, Cosma, Lem
Summary:

Friendly discovers that pants have come to Ur. He's got mixed feelings about it.



The Rube Suit (4358 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Glitch (video game)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Rube (Glitch), Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Summary:

Without a doubt, the single greatest invention of the Twelfth Age was the Rube Suit. It allowed the lost ghost-glitches to interact with the living world of Ur, if only for a few moments, and they rejoiced.

elf: Silhoette of autumn scene; one glitch sitting on a park bench, another leaping in the air (Glitch - Autumn Day)
[personal profile] elf
Glitch healed some deep hurts in me that I had forgotten even existed until they were soothed over and gone.

No bad. There was no bad in Glitch. No game mechanics for conflict and rivalry... I don't know how much that created the atmosphere of sharing and helping each other. I just know that I never felt lost or alone in Ur, even as a total newbie who hadn't discovered Global Chat. I wandered around and bumped into things and Stuff Happened (often with rainbows attached), and I collected achievements out of *nowhere* (I'd never played an MMORPG before; had no idea what these things were) and level advancement hit me at random spots for no reason I could discern, and...

I had fun. And I wasn't punished for it. Not even a little bit.

Eventually, I found Dreamglitch, and that was even more awesome )
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[personal profile] elf
I did what I never expected to do in Glitch: banned someone from my street & blocked them from chatting with me.

No trauma here, no real drama, just nuisance. )
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[personal profile] jjhunter
In the list of 10 things a Glitch should do before the end of the world, radically experimenting with your look is a big one.

5. Try on some new clothes (and skin)

jjhunter: closeup of jjhunter's blue skinned Glitch avatar in midair (glitch jj)
[personal profile] jjhunter
...so you should go to Hell. No, really - it's kind of spectacularly fabulous.

4. Die, Expire, Shuffle Off This Glitchen Coil

image of cosy house interior with a little gravestone adorned with white roses


Once a Glitchen day, you can croak of 'natural' causes, i.e. running entirely out of energy. After that, sniffing no-no powder when you still have some energy left or drinking wine of the dead will do the trick. Chose your site of death carefully if you want get a Diabolical Drink Ticket (prerequisite for purchasing wine of the dead) since you will need someone else to mourn or celebrate your grave while you're still deceased.

More Hellish information )
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[personal profile] jjhunter
We're now into the final week of Glitch before the Dec. 9th 8pm PST end of the world. Let's take some time to celebrate what we've enjoyed about it and (re)connect here on Dreamwidth.

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jjhunter: closeup of jjhunter's blue skinned Glitch avatar in midair (glitch jj)
[personal profile] jjhunter
Glitchwidth's final floor is complete, and dedicated to shiny, gleaming things:

Take 1 behind the cut )

ETA: Nov. 29th, 'Take 2' version of the Starry Night floor:





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Now that Glitchwidth's construction is complete, what about helping other members of [community profile] glitchwidth/[community profile] glitches_of_ur start their own towers? If you do not have a tower yet and would like help getting one started, speak up in the comments. Building a tower of your very own is #3 on our list of 10 things a Glitch should do before the end of the world.

3. Build a tower up and up and up...

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[personal profile] jjhunter
Floor 7 will, once I finish acquiring some more Storage Display Boxes, sell various plant beans (wood, gas, cherry, etc.) and herb seeds on the cheap.

In other news, the 'Giant Love' floor is almost complete - we now have all but an icon of Tii assembled there for your convenience of worship. Note this means that [personal profile] jjhunter is collecting emblems of Tii for iconizing, and will be redistributing other emblems much more freely from here on out.

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ETA: snapshot from Nov. 23:


Glitchwidth, floor 7: Herbarium & Beanery


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Current needs at Glitchwidth: beans, vapor, allspice, jellisac, guano, $FancyDrink.

What are your current needs or wants in-game? Is anyone collecting emblem sets for their own iconizing?

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Featured contributor: Melon-y, who single-handedly restocked almost the entire Pub floor earlier this week (including a truly staggering number of ice cubes).
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[personal profile] jjhunter
We're working hard to complete Glitchwidth before the 12/9 deadline. Please see behind the cut for snaps of the fruit of our communal labors. :o)

Read more... )
elf: A purple rook with wings spread; the word "Glitch" above it and "Don't Panic" below. (Glitch - Don't Panic)
[personal profile] elf
1 Take a snap of your homestreet.
2 Get badges. Ask for help in Global if you need it.
3 Help a newbie see some of the awesome parts of Glitch.
4 Visit the newer realms. Catch a salmon in Jal; scrape some ice in Nottis.
5 Spell something fun in Thornfad Layers.
6 Make stacks of food and drinks and leave them around near Subway Stations.
7 Reminisce everything: Gwendolyn's quest in the tower, Eleanor's quest with the Conch, Summer's Day, Winter Walk, Autumn Day, and the Greedy Street Spirit.
16 more under the cut. )
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[personal profile] jjhunter
Between now and this Sunday (Nov. 19th), let's see who can take the most awesome snapshot in-game and share it on the comm here for #2 on the list of 10 things a Glitch should do before the end of the world:

2. Do something awesome and take a snapshot to share.



Important note: I strongly recommend downloading/saving copies of image files of your favorite snaps to keep them past the Dec. 9th Glitchian cliff.
jjhunter: closeup of jjhunter's blue skinned Glitch avatar in midair (glitch jj)
[personal profile] jjhunter
Let's enjoy it all while it lasts. What are the 10 things a Glitch should do before the end of the world?

1. Have a pumpkin-carving party on the last Zilloween.

Snapshot of several Glitches in room full of carved pumpkins on variously sized tables

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