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 glitches_of_ur.
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.
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]
GLITCHWIDTH GOODIE BAG
3 Butterfly Lotions
1 Random Kindness (20/20)
1 Spice Plant Bean
1 Egg Plant Bean
1 Chicken Egg
1 Piggy Egg
1 Teleportation Script to Uncle Friendly's
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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
Fandom: Glitch (video game)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Friendly, Cosma, Lem
Friendly discovers that pants have come to Ur. He's got mixed feelings about it.
The Rube Suit (4358 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Glitch (video game)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Rube (Glitch), Original Female Character, Original Male Character
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.
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 )
4. Die, Expire, Shuffle Off This Glitchen Coil
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.
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ETA: Nov. 29th, 'Take 2' version of the Starry Night floor:
Now that Glitchwidth's construction is complete, what about helping other members of glitchwidth/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...
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 jjhunter is collecting emblems of Tii for iconizing, and will be redistributing other emblems much more freely from here on out.
ETA: snapshot from Nov. 23:
Glitchwidth, floor 7: Herbarium & Beanery
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?
Featured contributor: Melon-y, who single-handedly restocked almost the entire Pub floor earlier this week (including a truly staggering number of ice cubes).
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.
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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.