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by Janka
Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Should I?
Replies: 32
Views: 4100

Get a ticket. Basically at the playa no one (except maybe the undercover cops) gives a damn if you want to have sex or drugs or no, and no one gives a damn if you are flamboyant or no. If you do/are, fine, if you don't/aren't, fine. The great thing about the place is not that it is all flamboyant se...
by Janka
Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Ask Ranger Hot Head
Replies: 38
Views: 8977

Every volunteer event I have been involved with seems to have these people whose idea of fun is to walk or drive around in uniforms and serious expressions, wearing a headset and looking important. I admit that they are a slightly amusing kind of people, but I have learnt that they are also a very i...
by Janka
Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Canadians at Burningman
Replies: 35
Views: 12012

We actually bring out the fact that we're Finnish quite a lot in BM. No, we do not have a flag, but we like telling people where we come from and bring Finnish specialties to taste, and if alcoholically enticed to do so, I will also sing a little in Finnish. Sometimes I feel a bit uncomfortable abou...
by Janka
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: So how did your shade structure do?
Replies: 61
Views: 16564

We had a tensegrity type thing built according to the 'net instructions of Camp Elsewhere (here: m), and were very happy with it. For us the reason of building our own instead of buying a carport is that we need to fly it over from Europe in our luggage. If we buy the lumber from the States, the res...
by Janka
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Anyone else think this year was better than last?
Replies: 28
Views: 6375

Objectively, I think this year and last were kinda equivalent. Subjectively... well, it felt more relaxed this year, in a way. I am not certain if it was, or if it was just me - last year was my first and it was pretty intense. Relaxed here is neither negative or positive, just different (well, diff...
by Janka
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2005 Eplaya Meet and Greet
Replies: 177
Views: 31843

Yay, home at last. It was great putting some names on faces at the meet&greet, and everyone looked so different from what I expected. Chai Guy, your avatar picture does not do you justice at all, have a cuter one taken. :P Kinetic, so we did not meet after all... We had to leave when it started ...
by Janka
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: How Do You Feel About Go-Peds / Gas Scooters?
Replies: 74
Views: 16856

My 2 cents: if it is not man-powered, it should be decorated. And 2 ribbons trailing a golf cart or a couple of light-sticks on a scooter do not count as decoration enough to make your bloody motorized vehicle an art car, thank you very much. If you are not willing to put the effort into your motori...
by Janka
Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tips for late arrivals
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

If you behave, you will more likely be pitied than actually looked down, I'd say. Unfortunately you really do miss out a lot if you are not there to see the setup, and I'd guess that the loss is even greater for a first-timer. :( It is unlikely you will find camp space anywhere very close to the esp...
by Janka
Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Going, gone
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Going, gone

Plane leaves in less than 12 hours! Yay!
by Janka
Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Questionnaire. Need a little help for my thesis on B Man...
Replies: 48
Views: 7930

When I read that survey, I assumed the researcher was doing not a quantitative "survey", but gathering data of which kinds of different things people bring up when they are asked open-ended questions about BM. Such questions would serve the purpose - though a better way to do that would be to get yo...
by Janka
Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:55 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Questionnaire. Need a little help for my thesis on B Man...
Replies: 48
Views: 7930

In my opinion, writing and research can be your way of participating and sharing, provided the writer/researcher approaches it from a beneficial and inclusive point of view of the whole community. Research and art, or science and art, or participating and research, are not the polar opposites many p...
by Janka
Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5445
Views: 759780

Nially, there is a separate part on this board for ticket sales, called 2005 Tickets. You can find it by cliking the big "eplaya" text in the top of the page, then look for "2005 tickets" under "2005 Burning Man event". On the ticket forum, you can find many people looking for tickets, to whom you c...
by Janka
Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5445
Views: 759780

Bitterman, if it makes you less bitter, there are also newbies for whom the self-reliance point is a huge issue and who share your attitude to those who have not prepared. I have always heard that things just manifest when it comes to going to Burning Man - for example, despite poor planning things ...
by Janka
Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: dumb question about tents & such. One on top of a car?
Replies: 12
Views: 2636

Whatever mattress you're most comfortable with sleeping on the ground is the best for you. :) Since most people come in cars, space is not necessarily a limiting factor, you could even bring an actual mattress. I personally used an inflatable camping mattress and a (good) sleeping bag and liked it a...
by Janka
Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: AdultXXX Activites Around Kids?
Replies: 88
Views: 15448

Uh, I think I am having a culture shock. I also feel the need to clarify what I said earlier. 1) I think kids should come, if they do not object and they come with a responsible guardian who knows what they are doing. 2) If someone is not comfortable doing something around kids, that's their problem...
by Janka
Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What if it RAINS!
Replies: 38
Views: 5710

This and other tent discussions make me so, so, so happy that we have our good hiking tent made for crossing mountains and stuff like that. Sometimes it feels like overkill to most situations we use it these days, but then again, sometimes not. Question, though: the inner (closed) tent has a water-p...
by Janka
Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: Bartering at Big Burning Bars
Replies: 44
Views: 12151

In my opinion re-gifting is cool. It's a kind of a gift to the original owner, too, that you find someone who enjoys things she made/brought - even if she never knows that she received that gift. :) And definitely better to give again than to throw away (and letting it lie in your house, never used ...
by Janka
Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: dumb question about tents & such. One on top of a car?
Replies: 12
Views: 2636

Just wanted to add: dust is an issue. I'd recommend if at all possible to have a sleeping space you try to keep relatively dust free, even if this means some hassle with always dressing down and washing your feet before entering (we managed that last year and it was great). I'd also join in with the...
by Janka
Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Sitting - Standing - Demanding?
Replies: 34
Views: 7614

Just as an aside, what puzzles me (me going to my second burn this year) is that I hear a lot of people complaining about the absence of drums and chanting, and yet I see no, or very few, people doing drums and chanting. Why is it not there, if so many people want it? Or is it there, but somewhere i...
by Janka
Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Nudity on the Playa
Replies: 155
Views: 38290

if you aint naked at least part of you time at the burning man then you didnt totally get into it... Bullshit. For some of us nakedness is so irrelevant to "the point" that you cannot really get farther. In fact, for some of us it is so irrelevant that I am almost tempted to say that if you think n...
by Janka
Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Grey water disposal with water-absorbant crystals
Replies: 21
Views: 3332

Phil, "I thought" and "anyhow" were there exactly because I don't remember where the reference was. I seem to remember reading it from somewhere last year. ;) I might well remember wrong.
by Janka
Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Grey water disposal with water-absorbant crystals
Replies: 21
Views: 3332

Nobody complains about people taking a leak on the playa, right? I thought you weren't supposed to, anyhow. Thanks for the cloth evaporation info. Based on that, I think I need to do some experiments this year, for a longer-term project. I suppose the trick is that the cloth must be thick enough so...
by Janka
Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Grey water disposal with water-absorbant crystals
Replies: 21
Views: 3332

What puzzles me about these "wet a cloth and let it dry" evaporation methods is this. As I understand it, the reasoning about not pouring your grey water in the playa is not the water, but all the dirt and chemicals in the water. Now, if you drop a piece of cloth in the water, and then let it dry in...
by Janka
Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: My gift to you? I will accept things of value!
Replies: 14
Views: 3971

Believe me, you don't want my telemark turns. They are definitely not of value. :D
by Janka
Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5445
Views: 759780

Yes, that's what they are referring to. As far as I understand it, you can basically do four things: 1) camp alone or with one or two tent-mates, in which case you camp wherever you please that is not registered for theme camps (see below), and stay that way 2) try to do 1), but get absorbed to a ca...
by Janka
Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: My gift to you? I will accept things of value!
Replies: 14
Views: 3971

I tried to think what I would call a Thing of Value with capitals. Money, food, shelter, no. Anyone who can buy a ticket to BM can manage the camping side in a couple of weeks, I am certain. They could be valuable things, but they are not Things of Value. I do not presume to call any art I make a Th...
by Janka
Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What do you hate about the rave scene in BRC?
Replies: 198
Views: 36746

Stryder, eloquently put, thank you! I think you made me see something. Have a good burn! :)
by Janka
Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Where will You be?
Replies: 40
Views: 6120

We'll have our Camp Candyland somewhere in the "suburbs", likely aiming to somewhere between 4 and 8 rather than towards the noisier sides. We have not set the exact target location yet. (In fact, we have not even contacted everyone close to whom we hope to migrate - if anyone of the Steves-with-boo...
by Janka
Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Nudity on the Playa
Replies: 155
Views: 38290

Oh, and I always worry about showing an Obvious Physical Reaction to beautiful naked women (and they're all beautiful) and embarassing everybody. As a tangent, I am not sure why we (ok, most of us anyway) seem to consider that embarrassing. Of course, if you try to act on it and are rude about it, ...
by Janka
Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Water purchase on the playa?
Replies: 40
Views: 13974

Funny thing... for me part of the challenge/fun of BM is the whole "pack in, pack out" self-reliance ideology. If I could not bring all my water myself (or, our water by ourselves), I would probably not look for ways to buy it on-playa, but for ways to pack differently so that we could make it. But ...

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