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by Shinxy
Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: Star Trek Theme Camp at Burn 2006!
Replies: 39
Views: 12363

I can see this idea going either really well or really badly. It could go really well if some experienced burners got together and created something that jived with the whole burning man experience. But honestly, if it was just some trekkies coming in expecting a con-like atmosphere, I think they'd ...
by Shinxy
Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: 2007 Humans
Topic: Jenny from Scarab
Replies: 0
Views: 620

Jenny from Scarab

You're a rotten tease, but boy did you make my heart do loop-de-loops. You made me a picture, said it represented what I made you feel, and it had your e-mail address on it. Unfortunately, a lot of my personal items were either stolen or misplaced from our camp, including your beautiful picture. You...
by Shinxy
Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: 2007 Bikes
Topic: Lost playa bike
Replies: 0
Views: 894

Lost playa bike

Black diamondback mountain bike with a whitetail deer skull duct taped to the handlebars. I believe there was also a glow ring that was attatched to one of the eye sockets of the skull.

I don't care much about the bike, but if you find the skull I'd be much obliged.
by Shinxy
Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: Seeking auction callers, fur trappers, and random junk!
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

*bump* We're still looking for people to help out and camp with us. We operate out of Boston, but we accept people from all over. We will be in California the week before Burning Man, then driving out. This is a great chance to play a central part in a nascent theme camp, meet some new people, and c...
by Shinxy
Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Don't come to the Thunderdome unless you are willing to pay
Replies: 359
Views: 58101

If I *REALLY* wanted to play in TD, I think I could figure out a way ... maybe try picking a fight with one of the TD people. That might get you in there. Friend of mine tried that in 2003. Word of advice: if you pick a fight with the Death Guild, they don't put you in the Thunderdome, they just sl...
by Shinxy
Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Zip Lines
Replies: 16
Views: 3077

Zip Lines

I'd like to build a zip line from a twenty foot tower I'm building out onto open playa.

What do you think would be the best thing to anchor the other side of the line to? Like a big pole or something?
by Shinxy
Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: The Bush: Jungle and DrumNBass
Replies: 21
Views: 18220

Fucking sweet. Good to know there is more than breaks under the sun this year.
by Shinxy
Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: 2005 Theme
Topic: bike taxi theme camp, is anyone doing it?
Replies: 9
Views: 9242

Glee Club Internaional - bike taxi's and trading post

Hey everyone, I just wanted to point out that the glee club will be making bicycle taxi's this year, and we are requesting anyone who would like to join us in our mission to help the bike-less get from point A to point B on the playa, or perhaps to meet a few good burners! Our camp openly invites fi...
by Shinxy
Fri May 20, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: A theme for next year maybe...
Replies: 15
Views: 3769

Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! :P
by Shinxy
Thu May 12, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking to set up a camp with a Nightmare theme need help.
Replies: 21
Views: 5793

I don't think being undetected is a big deal. It's more like "haha, ok, chainsaw, jason mask, lame. oh shit, he's coming right for me!" and then "Ima gonna saw off yer earrrr, hoss!" taking big swings and chasing them through the hall of mirrors. That's what I'm all about.
by Shinxy
Thu May 12, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: Seeking auction callers, fur trappers, and random junk!
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

We'll likely be camped at one of the plazas. Look for us in the guide!
by Shinxy
Thu May 12, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: Spike's 2005 - What do you want?
Replies: 47
Views: 12547

More bitings!
by Shinxy
Thu May 12, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking to set up a camp with a Nightmare theme need help.
Replies: 21
Views: 5793

I think it probably depends on how you use the chainsaw. A chiansaw six inches from an ear is probably more effective than a boo! I would so love to help you with building a haunted house on the playa. I've volunteered at a children's haunted house, and there's nothing quite like it. The kids were s...
by Shinxy
Wed May 11, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: When does a gift become an obligation?
Replies: 42
Views: 12218

Burning Man is about self-reliance. It's not your fault if people can't take care of themselves and come to depend on your graceous gift. Gifting is voluntary- you don't owe anyone anything out there, and those ingrates should have thanked you copiously for all the times before when you fed them! Yo...
by Shinxy
Wed May 11, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cheap raised platforms?
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

I know well of the truck. I used it last year to bring my bike out. However, it does cost a significant ammount, and they do it by size, so I'd have to figure a way to break the tower down into pieces, or even a way to quickly assemble the tower from its component parts and just bring the materials ...
by Shinxy
Wed May 11, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: What are you hoping to find at Burning Man?
Replies: 80
Views: 23314

The Foreigner Belt.
by Shinxy
Wed May 11, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cheap raised platforms?
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

I'm thinking of something between 10 and 15 feet tall- about two or three people high. Not to be indiscreet, but how much did that scaffolding tower cost you? Price is a concern for me, as is size and weight, since I need to either transport anything I bring from Boston, or pick up my supplies from ...
by Shinxy
Wed May 11, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: Seeking auction callers, fur trappers, and random junk!
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Seeking auction callers, fur trappers, and random junk!

Fort Bane Trading Post is seeking out anyone with a good set of lungs and an outgoing attitude to help us barter and gift away our collection of weird junk. We're one of the attractions at the Glee Club International Headquarters theme camp, and we'll be holding informal auctions most nights. This w...
by Shinxy
Wed May 11, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cheap raised platforms?
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: .....open, break, and set on fire....

Clever! Would it be possible/safe enough to use four A-frame ladders, put boards between them, and then build a platform based off of those two boards? I don't really have any experience with building anything via that method. Have you thought of two A-frame ladders with a built-up board between the...
by Shinxy
Wed May 11, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cheap raised platforms?
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Ah-ha! 2x4s. I have a certain ammount of theater tech experience, why didn't I think of going all screwgun on my platform's ass? However, I'm travelling a long distance, so that will probably mean I'll have to transport the materials and build it on-site from scratch, which isn't exactly ideal. Has ...
by Shinxy
Wed May 11, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: First Time Burner Looking for Friends
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: First Time Burner Looking for Friends

If I were you, I'd volunteer somewhere that will house you as well, such as the Lamplighters. They love having first time burners, and as long as you do your duty (which isn't that hard) they will have food and supplies and all kinds of nice things in their camp, plus lots of new people to meet and ...
by Shinxy
Wed May 11, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cheap raised platforms?
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Cheap raised platforms?

What would be the cheapest way to make a raised platform strong enough to withstand black-rock-level winds? Last year was my first year, so I know things get pretty hairy out there, but part of my vision for my camp this year is to have a look-out tower/dance platform. I've been looking at scaffoldi...
by Shinxy
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Seeking Costume Design Ideas for my Walking Meditation...
Replies: 19
Views: 6878

You're going at this too much from a performance art angle. I'd suggest reading up on zen meditation, and walking meditation, and creating a ritual which is more personally fulfilling. Don't worry about what it looks like to others- if you actually understand and believe in this ritual (and better y...
by Shinxy
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Art Car Motors
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Art Car Motors

My friends and I are trying to create an art car that looks like a ox-drawn covered wagon. Can anyone suggest any ideas in terms of small motors and drivetrains that could power a thing like that? I'm looking more at an original motorized creation than an "altered car" or anything like that, but I'm...
by Shinxy
Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:42 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: People wanted for bad ass theme camp
Replies: 1
Views: 3765

People wanted for bad ass theme camp

Hey good people of eplaya. We are Fort Bane, out of Cambridge, MA. We are seeking DJs, and other parties interested in making our first theme camp a reality. Virgins welcome AND encouraged.
by Shinxy
Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: I don't "get it". Can you help me?
Replies: 76
Views: 13607

You're not going to get it until you say you do.
by Shinxy
Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What do you hate about the rave scene in BRC?
Replies: 198
Views: 36129

Honestly I just think it's a generation gap. It doesn't matter though, because whatever you want you can find. Perhaps part of radical self-reliance should be "mind your own business". It's presumptuous to want people to like what you like. Do your own thing and others will do theris and we will liv...
by Shinxy
Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: funding + event history?
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

I think it was just a lot more unregulated. I've heard about kinky sex parties, art cars zooming across the playa at 100mph+, shooting guns, mad drugs. No structure. Just art, desert, fire, and chaos.

Of course I could be wrong.
by Shinxy
Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 32632

Re: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn

(Sorry for not being able to make this short): My enjoyment of this year's Bman Festival was utterly marred by a couple incidents which occurred during the 2 climactic Burns--of the Man on Saturday and the Temple on Sunday--winding up the weeklong event. In the first case, after showing up early (o...
by Shinxy
Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits 2004 Feedback
Replies: 143
Views: 30160

It was my first burn, and then somebody yelled that Critical Tits is happening, and i'm standing there watching it just happen in front of me. At first it was pretty exciting, but by the hundredth pair of tits I just got jaded. I shouted out my appreciation, but that's about it. Still, great cause. ...

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