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by gaminwench
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: RV Question
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: RV Question

I would never rent an RV again.

I *would* rent & 'live' in a box truck.

My preference is a self-owned vehicle/tent.
That shit is dusty, and I like it that way.
DustyTrailerLife, now.
by gaminwench
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11835

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

No. The clueless are not to be blamed. Designing your camp to rope in the newbies and take their money without acculturation is snake-oil, at best.
by gaminwench
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 51
Views: 2110

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

We are a returning camp in good standing, so we receive DGS, which covers our build/strike crew. In a camp of ~38, we will have between 8-15 virgin burners this year. These folks come to us (mostly) through personal, off-playa encounters. We talk to them, acculturate them, and (if they GET IT) they ...
by gaminwench
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin burner going solo 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Virgin burner going solo 2019

Hi! Asheville and Atlanta both have large burner communities; reach out and get involved with your locals.
by gaminwench
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Advice on a volunteer idea
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Advice on a volunteer idea

*raises hand* I'm a wench, and I have plumbing that enjoys being tended. OP, I would think a mobile bike tech would get the most 'action' out on the playa amidst the Art. Maybe find an installation you enjoy and hang there for a bit, listening for squeaky chains and bearing grinds, as the folks appr...
by gaminwench
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Getting married on the Playa
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Getting married on the Playa

You don't need permission from the BMOrg.

If you want it to count, legally, you'll need a Nevada approved officiant and some local (pre-playa) paperwork.
by gaminwench
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Not seeing the DGS registration available -
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Not seeing the DGS registration available -

Your camp lead will send the list in over the next few days, Org will process, then your profile will get a code.
by gaminwench
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 360
Views: 33608

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

That could either be lengthy and fabulous, or "eh, what's in the bottle? any mixers? Ice?"
by gaminwench
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 360
Views: 33608

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

Welcome back to the light.

Bushmill's?
by gaminwench
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17122
Views: 1433951

Re: Fuck!

Why do the good ones go too fucking soon? Fuck.
by gaminwench
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Fresh Spam Accounts
Replies: 26
Views: 1186

Re: Fresh Spam Accounts

*raises hand*

I'll take the late night, post-Ratty shift from the West Coast; I'm a night owl.

I could also arrange a day shift.

Happy to whack spam, and also to 'screen' (calm down, y'all) new posters (tix, whatever) and, perhaps, throw in a wee bit of acclimation.
by gaminwench
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11835

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

Hmmm. I would prefer pre-ticket sale education, I think. A LOT of 'no PnP, don't buy your burn' info on all of the social media platforms. More emphasis on participation. More clarity on actual camp practices regarding work/benefits. Encouraging self-reliance in the newbies; camp alone, make friends...
by gaminwench
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11835

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

Well, we do know that they cannot spell.

The "TEDxTalks" we heard (in our camp across the keyhole) were so woo-woo laughable that they never actually posted to TEDx.
by gaminwench
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11835

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

TT120 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:08 am
Did PS actually threaten legal action over those threads? Jesus, that is some serious radical entitlement.
Yes, they did. And the Org shut that shit down, yay.
by gaminwench
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11835

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

Mmmm. But if a newbie, who knows no better, is led to believe that buying an all-inclusive resort package is the burner way; do we, as a community, not have a responsibility to respond?
by gaminwench
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11835

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

Sexy time on playa is awesome, but there is so much management around it: cleanliness, privacy, cleanliness again ...
by gaminwench
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11835

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

My take is that they've been commodifying *people*, both their campers and their worker bees, putting monetary value where it has no place in the dust. And they are shitty neighbors. After our experience with them, we were told by a placer that 3:00 sector would no longer place PnP camps. I wonder i...
by gaminwench
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 588
Views: 40092

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Commodification of humans on the playa, by either taking their money for services or paying them to be the servant class, is wrong, IMHO.
by gaminwench
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11835

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

Both threads in the FB Theme Camp Organizers group have now been taken down. It seems that a civil discourse between TCOs about camp profit practices is not suitable there. There were *no* pitchforks brandished, there were questions and debate *and* the leads of PlayaSkool were participating in both...
by gaminwench
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11835

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

FWIW: I lived rich, like no boundaries rich, for ten years. Yes we had a fabulous property, on which we hosted artists, musical groups, monkey chant (all 26 of them!), BM opera development projects, MV builds, Playa Art construction, fire dancing, and all sorts of community fundraisers for local non...
by gaminwench
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11835

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

There are MANY (20,000?), every year, who are new to this Burning Man thing. Building a community means educating folks, bringing them into the fold, helping them understand the cultural norm(s). If you think it is acceptable to make money/gain from them without educating them and helping them under...
by gaminwench
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11835

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

This camp has been reported to the Org for egregious behaviour many times over the years. I encourage you, and any other campers that can/will, to make a report to Placement and to the (new) Theme Camp oversight group (whose name escapes me, but I'll poke around and report back). Could someone make ...
by gaminwench
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4456
Views: 242488

Re: PAGE TWO

Why do the bots think we all need to lose weight and suffer from erectile dysfunction???
by gaminwench
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 57
Views: 7503

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

Oooh, welcome back, Chuck!!!
by gaminwench
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Towing with a UHaul moving truck or van?
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Towing with a UHaul moving truck or van?

You can prepare your SUV for the dust, so as to not bring it home.

Painter's tarp and tape, limit in-and-outs, change the air filters.
by gaminwench
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 360
Views: 33608

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

Happy, merry jingle Falalas to all you dusty fuckers.

Hugs and Bushmills all around ...

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