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by CyanEssence
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: MONEY - a tricky subjsct
Replies: 70
Views: 5363

Re: MONEY - a tricky subjsct

Specifically, I'd like to see some Safe Zone camps distributed throughout BRC. A reliable place where those of us who find someone UI and at risk could take them where there are screened individuals (BED Rangers?) who would provide a safe place for them until such time as they can care for themselv...
by CyanEssence
Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Open camping - planning for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6282

Re: Open camping - planning for 2016

And finally, theft - lets talk about theft. I know bike theft is a thing and I'm prepared to lock my cruiser when I'm not on it. Howabout theft in open camping or walk in camping? Does this happen? Am I going to have to put effort into keeping my solar panels and solar genny from walking off if we ...
by CyanEssence
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?
Replies: 160
Views: 17636

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

They gave me a merit badge to confirm I was a burner. Once the title of Burner has been bestowed, pendants from camps and projects help to communicate rank in the hierarchy of Burnerdom, much like a military or aristocratic sash. Those with many pendants (from projects they actually worked on. Be ca...
by CyanEssence
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?
Replies: 160
Views: 17636

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

Now this is interesting! What I'm getting is ... that someone who goes to BM can recognize the 'burner spirit' in one who has never been to/heard of BRC; but that one self-identifying as a burner (based upon which criteria is unclear), without having any real experiential dusty reference point, is ...
by CyanEssence
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 2296

Re: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories

That is awesome that we both got that same pendant as our first gift at our first burn. Granted, I did get a sticker and other "gifts" like people helping me with getting acculturated instead of writing me off and all that, but that was my first pendant. So what are some cool stories behind those pe...
by CyanEssence
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Transporting a Giant Art sculpture
Replies: 18
Views: 2135

Re: Transporting a Giant Art sculpture

You could design the project to be mobile by building pieces that fit together once on the playa, each piece being an appropriate size for the vehicle you plan on using to transport it. You could also look into renting a flatbed trailer. Unless you, or someone you know, has the appropriate license f...
by CyanEssence
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: POOP! CACA! DODO! LOG!
Replies: 88
Views: 13705

Re: POOP! CACA! DODO! LOG!

Roy333 wrote:
CyanEssence wrote:
Geekette70 wrote:Everytime I hear of someone saying, "Some asshole shit in my tent"
More than one person has said this to you?

Where else could it come from?
Ostomy pouching system...
by CyanEssence
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Law Enforcement in 2105
Replies: 96
Views: 9980

Re: Law Enforcement in 2105

pink wrote:There was an incident where LEOs forced a naked guy to clothe his also naked kid.
Just the kid had to get dressed?
by CyanEssence
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 2296

Re: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories

Seriously, I know I could find some people who would love those.
by CyanEssence
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 2296

Re: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories

Ok, here is one that I have often wondered about, especially since I have seen it on other people in pictures. Mine is the one on the far left. I got it after my first burn, from a friend that I made out on the playa. I was told that it was made by some welders, and that some people would be jealous...
by CyanEssence
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 2296

Re: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories

Wow, who knew this thread would turn out to be where I find everyone on eplaya that I have met so far IRL? Sorry VC, turns out torrey.smith was the first eplayan that I unwittingly met. torrey.smith, happy to help with the heavy lifting. You weren't kidding about the first video being short, and the...
by CyanEssence
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 2296

Re: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories

Someone on our team at Arborealis has one of those, he got it from a guy that I have met a few times. I even helped him and a bunch of other people lift a tesla-coil/spool-something-or-other-thing into the back of a box truck at NIMBY. He has a hat with loads of stickers on it, alas, his name eludes...
by CyanEssence
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Because of Burning Man I Now...
Replies: 129
Views: 27641

Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

- Have far less free space in my apartment (and organize my stuff better) - Have to look for glazed over eyes in non-burners when I share tales from the playa - Want to ride my bike more often - Say the words "Burning Man" at least 4 times a day - Need a job that will be easier to leave for two week...
by CyanEssence
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 5903

Re: Notes from this year

Sure, in 2012 with the lottery we saw severe fragmentation that impacted camps and playa projects; however, those were special conditions where BMOrg severely misjudged the effects that a truly random distribution of tickets would have, and a large amount of uncertainty created a large ticket reces...
by CyanEssence
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: 2016 Art Theme
Topic: theme predictions for 2016
Replies: 131
Views: 17524

Re: theme predictions for 2016

The Roaring 20's (all dubstep artists will surprise us by playing in jazz/swing bands, steampunks will jump 70 years into the future, attire wise).
by CyanEssence
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 2296

Re: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories

VC, that is awesome! I think you may be the first regular eplaya user that I have encountered in person (at least that I know of). Graidawg, I was driving a car, and never really walked around over there. It may well have been near the legendary bug zapper glory hole, I just don't know. All I know i...
by CyanEssence
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 2296

Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories

I got one of my favorite pieces of 2015 swag from someone at Camp Hooker. The story behind it: I was driving my friend's car on Sunday, I was dropping my bike of with BAAAHS, because they were nice enough to offer to bring it to and from the Bay for me (thanks you guys). I overshot their spot a litt...
by CyanEssence
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Partying during Early Arrival?
Replies: 200
Views: 16064

Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Preface: I actually can't find the document on which my expectations here were based. I've looked at my pass, the website, and the survival guide. I know I saw it written down, but since I can't find it I can't quote it. I hope I'm not too far off base in my recollection. ... I am pretty sure that ...
by CyanEssence
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cycling glasses
Replies: 18
Views: 4538

Re: Cycling glasses

That bottom one looks like an old style paintball mask. Thank you for that tip. I may try and modify something. Comfort may be an issue, but it looks cool. I wear them around my neck so they get sweaty and only last a day. I also wore it around my neck, but I used the same one for 7 or 8 days, I th...
by CyanEssence
Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: POOP! CACA! DODO! LOG!
Replies: 88
Views: 13705

Re: POOP! CACA! DODO! LOG!

Everytime I hear of someone saying, "Some asshole shit in my tent" More than one person has said this to you? On another note, can anyone tell me what was up with the JOTS on 9 out by H-K, or wherever the further out ones were? Those were the most wrecked portos I have seen in my life. Seriously, m...
by CyanEssence
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cycling glasses
Replies: 18
Views: 4538

Re: Cycling glasses

Re: Masks. One of my campmates gave me a tube style mask this year that worked great. It's about as thick as a t-shirt and stretches to fit your face. I don't seem to be too sensitive to playa dust though, so you might want something with a real air filter on it if it's something that really bother...
by CyanEssence
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA
Replies: 51
Views: 9658

Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Did you tell them how much you were looking forward to seeing them fly and how sorry you were to see it all crashed into big chunks on the playa? Nah, it seemed like they had suffered enough. The guy flying it sat down in the dirt, and put his face in his hands. I just watched his display of shame ...
by CyanEssence
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Music Mixes from 2015 (soundcloud only)
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: Music Mixes from 2015 (soundcloud only)

a rock/electronic performance with a guy live looping vocals and effects he triggered with buttons on his custom-built guitar and microphone, some old style Americana....nicely eclectic. Was this That One Guy? I'm not being a turd, that's the name of the guy that comes to mind. I saw That One Guy a...
by CyanEssence
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 5903

Re: Notes from this year

I like to compare the massive amount of virgins being thrown into the burn to pouring too much ice water into a boiling pot, it stops the roll. Granted, if the fire keeps burning, all those new molecules will get up to speed, eventually. More to the point, there has to be a sweet spot as far as how...
by CyanEssence
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA
Replies: 51
Views: 9658

Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

I watched a couple of guys setting up a drone about 30 feet back from the crowd at White Ocean on (I think) Tuesday night of the Burn (I was out in the deep playa, coming back to camp, not hanging out at WO). I rolled up on my bike to see what they were doing, and contemplated adding my $0.02 about ...
by CyanEssence
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 5903

Re: Notes from this year

they asked us “which camp we were with.” “Which” is the operative word there, there’s a difference with “where are you camping.” “Which” means that you have to belong to something, know so-and-so, or have contributed something significant. Hmmm. I agree, “which” is likely said to determine one's co...
by CyanEssence
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2015 was great!
Replies: 37
Views: 3662

Re: 2015 was great!

Bbadger, that is one wild story. I am glad you made it thru unscathed, and I'm impressed (though not at all surprised) that you stuck it out and still had fun. I'm curious, did you tell the insurance company that you were just generally busy for the week, did you mention the burn by name, or are we ...
by CyanEssence
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: First Burn 2015: Dreaming of Angels
Replies: 18
Views: 1829

Re: First Burn 2015: Dreaming of Angels

Elderberry wrote:Captivating! I don't think I've ever been compelled to finish such a long post on eplaya before.
I was thinking the exact same thing about half-way thru this.

Awesome story. I think that the JRS publishes stuff like this every now and then. Have you considered sending it their way?
by CyanEssence
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lost: Friday
Replies: 19
Views: 1899

Re: Lost: Friday

Re: Lost: Friday: I feel you brother. And it took me until October to realize ...
by CyanEssence
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Music that thankfully never makes it to the playa
Replies: 24
Views: 1839

Re: Music that thankfully never makes it to the playa

Every Phil Collins song is him whining and crying about something, usually some woman who left him - presumably because he was such an annoying downer. HA! Unfortunately, I discovered it already did make it to Burning Man: every time I had the misfortune of wandering near Camp Question Mark this ye...

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