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by Akela
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Kamp Suckie Fuckaye seeks artists, musicians, circusfolk, comedians, burlesque dancers, fire conclaves, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Kamp Suckie Fuckaye seeks artists, musicians, circusfolk, comedians, burlesque dancers, fire conclaves, etc.

Posting a call to action from my camp's leadership. Come get weird with us! Attention: Burning Man PARTICIPANTS Kamp Suckie Fuckaye is hosting wonderful events and shows this year. We are looking for all sorts of performers and musicians. We are located at the 4:30 Portal (between Esplanade and A). ...
by Akela
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: 2016 Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Seeking Early Arrival Rideshare for 2, Reno-BRC
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Seeking Early Arrival Rideshare for 2, Reno-BRC

Hey Sage, thanks for your response! I sent you a text. :)
by Akela
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: 2016 Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 8892

Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2016

Nope. My question was intended more along the lines of "who is, and how do we contact them?"
by Akela
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: 2016 Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 8892

Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2016

Just booked a room as well, for pre-Early Arrival. $46.12 including taxes and fees. Thanks Pyro!

What's up with the orgy room? Asking for a friend, obviously.
by Akela
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: 2016 Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Seeking Early Arrival Rideshare for 2, Reno-BRC
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Seeking Early Arrival Rideshare for 2, Reno-BRC

Just throwing a rideshare request out here, if that's okay. I put it up on the official Rideshare page, but thought it might catch someone's eye on ePlaya as well. Also, Burner Express won't be running yet, so please don't suggest it. :) My fiancee and I are flying into Reno from New Orleans to meet...
by Akela
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 4:30 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 39
Views: 7915

Re: 4:30 Neighborhood Camps

Kamp Suckie Fuckaye will also be returning to the 4:30 Portal... booze, fire, acrobats, aerialists, suspension rope bondage, strippers, etc. We're mostly open in the evening/night, but sometimes we're sober enough to run things during the day. Evening entertainment schedule: Monday live music (migh...
by Akela
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Partying during Early Arrival?
Replies: 200
Views: 14252

Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

AHA! I've tracked down the source of that information I was given last year. It was not an official Burning Man communication. I narrowed it down to the person who injected their own rhetoric into the EA instructions and let them know. I'm sure that person was thrilled to hear from you about it. No...
by Akela
Mon May 02, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: OK, who else is going to Afrikaburn?
Replies: 9
Views: 2006

Re: OK, who else is going to Afrikaburn?

Well, that was a lot of goddamn fun.
by Akela
Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: OK, who else is going to Afrikaburn?
Replies: 9
Views: 2006

Re: OK, who else is going to Afrikaburn?

Sarge: plans are still underway, but we're putting together a little family vacation. Looking at flying into Cape Town on April 21st to allow for some transition and shopping time, and then staying in South Africa about two weeks after the burn ends. Planning to rent a few RVs between everyone in th...
by Akela
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: OK, who else is going to Afrikaburn?
Replies: 9
Views: 2006

Re: OK, who else is going to Afrikaburn?

Two weeks ago, my fiancée and I had dinner with a world-traveling burner friend and his girlfriend, both from her very small hometown. We don't know them super well, but we really, really like them--lots of shared interests, similar life paths, and just generally awesome people. They mentioned the m...
by Akela
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Limits of rope lights?
Replies: 24
Views: 2819

Re: Limits of rope lights?

some seeing eye: It's a good point, and another reason that I didn't think of EL wire to start with. I don't think there's any perfect light source that meets all of the ideal criteria; some sort of sacrifice will have to be made on brightness, price, weight, or durability. It's just a matter of fig...
by Akela
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Limits of rope lights?
Replies: 24
Views: 2819

Re: Limits of rope lights?

More good insights, thank you everyone that keeps contributing. Definitely smart to include the Artery in the process, as this isn't the first time aerial art has been made on the playa and they definitely would have some things to contribute. Regarding lift, I think he'll use as many balloons as ne...
by Akela
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Limits of rope lights?
Replies: 24
Views: 2819

Re: Limits of rope lights?

Great link Joe, that's super helpful.

Also a good suggestion, Captain. I just don't know about making the run from scratch is all. I did some laughably basic soldering for homemade bike lights my first year and they were....not good. :P
by Akela
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Limits of rope lights?
Replies: 24
Views: 2819

Re: Limits of rope lights?

'Cause it's vertical. :P The man has helium, serious netting, some 4' - 6' weather balloons, and a desire to make the tallest string of light possible. I have concerns about anchoring, obviously, but he has some ideas to do it securely. It'd only go up for a while at night when airport operations ar...
by Akela
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Limits of rope lights?
Replies: 24
Views: 2819

Re: Limits of rope lights?

Cool, thank you for the responses so far. I assumed that LEDs would be the way to go. I've used EL wire for small personal projects in the past, and it's nowhere near the kind of output that he's hoping to get. Unfortunately, what he wants sounds like it might just be impossible. The idea is for it ...
by Akela
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Limits of rope lights?
Replies: 24
Views: 2819

Limits of rope lights?

Ready for some stupid questions? I've got plenty. My future father-in-law is planning to come for his second burn in 2016. He's an eccentric dude, and has some ideas for art that he wants to create. A lot of it is light-based. Neither he nor I have much experience in the world of power and illuminat...
by Akela
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter
Replies: 28
Views: 3047

Re: Traveling in Southeast Asia This Winter

Aw man, this brings back all sorts of memories for me. I lived in Chiang Mai for about 8 months in 2012-2013, and I miss it a lot. It seems like you already have a good handle on Thailand, and I second a lot of the advice already given. Here are a few of my thoughts: --Chiang Mai is great. Sure, it'...
by Akela
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 28970

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

What worked... we got on the vacuum sealer train this year, and it was great. My fiance is a wonderful cook, but it's always so unappealing to do on playa, so our meals in the past have usually been pretty simple and plain. But this year we had: --vegetarian sweet potato chili, spiced to perfection ...
by Akela
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Open camping - planning for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5679

Re: Open camping - planning for 2016

I'm definitely both spoiled and biased because in four burns I've never camped further back than D, and I like being up front with the noise and the traffic, but I can't imagine setting up camp separate from my vehicle all the way back in the walk-in zone. It's so far, and I'm such a disorganized an...
by Akela
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Partying during Early Arrival?
Replies: 200
Views: 14252

Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

The few virgins on our EA crew got initiated to our family. Friendships were cemented. People banged. And it was lovely. No one was perturbed because they read the FAQ that told them there would be no fun allowed during EA, and there was fun going on after all. Our virgins handled it just fine. Our...
by Akela
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?
Replies: 160
Views: 12384

Re: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?

If little Billy believes that he's a girl despite his genitalia and genetics, a lot of people in our community would respect it and consider Billy to be a girl. I would. There is so much wrong in these two sentences that I'm struggling to respond politely. Let me just suggest you do some research o...
by Akela
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?
Replies: 160
Views: 12384

Re: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?

Fair distinction. But even without the hormones and the knife, Billy gets to check the "female" box on a college application, use the girls' bathroom, and get ladies night prices at the bar. Where's the line between that and maladroit feeling like a veteran, and asking for free coffee? Back on the o...
by Akela
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?
Replies: 160
Views: 12384

Re: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?

If little Billy believes that he's a girl despite his genitalia and genetics, a lot of people in our community would respect it and consider Billy to be a girl. I would. But how does society determine which things are acceptable to posit about oneself and construct a reality of, and which are just c...
by Akela
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?
Replies: 160
Views: 12384

Re: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?

I've never really thought about the question before, because I've never encountered dissonance over the usage of the word. Upon analyzing it a bit, I discovered that I personally have two opposing opinions. Both seem reasonable to me, and I'm not sure which I prefer. A. Going to TTITD at least once ...
by Akela
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Partying during Early Arrival?
Replies: 200
Views: 14252

Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

I was first exposed to buffering in 2014...I had a hell of a burn night, imbibed all the things, bartended a bumping party at the ashes of the man in the morning, and finally came back to camp to start teardown. No one was awake yet, and I was still very much in the throes of things. I hung out on t...
by Akela
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Partying during Early Arrival?
Replies: 200
Views: 14252

Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Oh, man. For the uninitiated, a random orbital car buffer is the single best massage implement in the universe. Seriously awesome, intense, deep vibrations; sort of puts you in a trance. My camp has a massage table and a couple people with buffers. I bought mine for like $30 from the Despot, along w...
by Akela
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Partying during Early Arrival?
Replies: 200
Views: 14252

Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Also, I just went back and reread your OP--you were making plans for specific hours of specific nights of early arrival, weeks in advance, on your virgin burn? If you were in my camp I'd find it oddly charming, up until you failed to adapt to what the non-virgins demonstrate as expected and allowabl...
by Akela
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Partying during Early Arrival?
Replies: 200
Views: 14252

Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Sparr, go ahead, write a version of the FAQ the way you think it should be, and submit it to the BMORG. Hint: eplayans are not the BMORG, not even the mods. Also, eplaya is a tiny slice of the general population, we're a terrible sample size. A vocal sample, so there's that feedback for you. I'm de...
by Akela
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: First Burn 2015: Dreaming of Angels
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

Re: First Burn 2015: Dreaming of Angels

Really great writing, thanks for sharing!
by Akela
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Anyone know of goth/industrial music on playa this year?
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: Anyone know of goth/industrial music on playa this year?

Suckie Fuckaye indeed still rocked it this year. Every year we have Tutu Toolsday, where we play all Maynard James Keenan music and remixes and do a wine tasting from his vineyard, with lots of fire spinning and suspension rope bondage performances (one highlight this year: one of our campers, a go-...

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