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Monday, April 4th, 2011
11:25 pm
Anybody- at all- please
Anybody know anyone who has crash space in London?

I'm literally on the verge of walking out of my job tomorrow I'm so pissed off and frustrated with them.

I've had the shittiest two weeks ever and now I'm basically being told I have to move out. I can't even coherently describe the mess my living situation is except that it is deeply entrenched with the job which I am ready to walk out of.

I can pay rent and I'm very clean and nice (well, you know, in the flatmate ways ;-) but I do miss all the crazy Kaos types and having flatmates that I love to bits. I'm even employed for the time being, and if not then I'm a teacher, so I can be within a very short space of time.

In short, an SOS for anything anyone can possible suggest. I need something, and actually I can cope with pretty much anything. It's probably better than what I've got now anyway.

I deleted the bit where I said I was crying in my bed (at work) but it seemed like lying to omit the fact that at this moment I'm essentially an emotional wreck thanks to work. This would probably stop if work and home were separated.
Sunday, November 28th, 2010
1:32 pm
Help Santa get in, and help me out *
Help Santa get in, and help me out *
Did your family's chimney come down in the September earthquake? Does you house lack a fireplace? How will Santa get in to visit you?

NEVER FEAR! Santa has asked me to help out in his busiest season and distribute these keys to Christchurch homes (and any one else who needs one). With a magical Santa key you can still have presents delivered to your tree on Christmas morning.

Just hang this special key outside your door and Santa will use it to get into the house. Because it's magic, only he can use it and if anyone else tries, it won't fit the locks.

Each key is hand crafted and unique and is sent with a personalised letter from Santa addressed to the child/children of the house explaining what the key is and how to use it. I can make them to order to suit any budget from $1 to $20, or even as high as $200 if you really want (that would be awesome, yes please).

The letter in the photo is an example of a letter to someone who lost their chimney in the quake, but every letter will be individually written (by Santa) to suit the circumstances of each household eg. living in an apartment without a chimney or the fireplace is boarded up, it might be a GPS key to tell Santa where you've gone on holiday or where you're living now, or to let him in because your house only ever had electrical heating.

a more basic key     the deluxe key
A $3 key and a $15 deluxe key

For an extra $3-5 keys can be packaged in a special gift box. I can even hand deliver them (in Chch) for a small fee too.

anna-maria.covich at pg.canterbury.ac.nz or 021 211 6124

*My regular (casual) job at Canterbury Uni has finished up for the year, so I'm left quite a bit short each week until I can find more work. If you know of any part time/casual work in Chch for someone with pink hair, I'm keen to hear about it too.

Xposted all over the place
Friday, September 10th, 2010
8:20 am
Board games day and general socialising (Saturday)
From: marsden.marsden@gmail.com
Event: Board games day and general socialising
Starting: 2010-09-11, the Morning of Saturday the 11th of September 2010
Ending: 2010-09-12, the Pre-dawn of Sunday the 12th of September 2010
Location: Christchurch, 16 Gladson Ave
Contacts: Robert (Marsden)

Something low-impact to do this weekend. Doors open from whenever people
arrive. Feel free just to pop in.

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
8:57 am
Christchurch -> Dunedin excursion
Hey folks, Adam's birthday party is on the 18th (Saturday) and I'm heading down to Dunedin for it, anyone else up for the trip?

Last years party looked a bit like this - this year the theme is Heroes and Villains

I'd like to be able to finalise my travel plans soonish, so speak up if you're interested :D
(The Dictator has already made interested noises, so there may well be additional vehicles going.)


Current Mood: calm
Monday, September 6th, 2010
11:26 pm
Photos: 48 hour party and battle
48 hour party at the Resort

Note the battle happened on Sunday this year.

x-posted all over the place

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, September 4th, 2010
11:17 am
48 hour party status
I've just been at the Resort - Power out so the breakfast is probably off (no flatmates etc around). I'm informed buses are not running but it's a lovely day for a battle so I'm putting myself on full taxi status for the next few hours. My mobile number is 027 460 5813 - please relay to anyone who is unlikely to see this message.

Edit: Battle has been postphoned until tomorrow but party (& hence taxi status) continues.
Monday, August 30th, 2010
2:42 am
48 Hour party music

This my annual call to the KAOS massive to tell me what they want to hear played at the 48.

What I'd like you to do is mention some tracks you'd like to dance to, on the understanding that I'm actually kind of bored playing the same old stuff that I play at every other party and would dearly like to inject some of The New into the mix.

Admittedly, the 48 is one of the two big KAOS Alumni meet ups, and is, perhaps, not the best venue for The New, but it might be nice to play some of the oldies that haven't had much party time in the last couple of years.

So, some ground rules, just to keep things fair and not too redundant:

  1. Assume I'm going to play Nemesis, Farewell to the Crown and Closer. Any other oldie is fair game.
  2. Assume that I'll play Basshunter, Muse and Lady Gaga.
  3. Keep it down to five-ish suggestions. I'm not wading through dozens of songs I don't have, nor making the play list just for you.
  4. If I don't think anyone will dance to it, I'll tell you. Up to you to sell it.
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
2:41 pm
Operation Piña Colada, 2pm Sunday 5th September, Jellie Park

Postponement: The battle has been postponed till Sunday because of the earthquake.

That's right kids, it's the traditional battle during the 48 Hour Party!

  • Dodgy Aunties and Uncles vs Cthulhu Cultists
  • ALFs welcome singly or in Regiments, other groups by request.
  • Costume desired but not required, show up regardless.
  • Medics and photographers needed.
  • Prizes for Best Auntie/Uncle/Cultist in Show.
  • Links will be added here as they become available e.g. maps, media, robe-making instructions etc.

Calling all Dodgy Relatives; The Dodgy Cruise-Ship has landed! Nows the time for all you lounge-lizards and cougars to run around the park giggling at the medical staff! Never fear if you're too young to be a parent's disreputable sibling, there's always room for Dodgy Cousins!

Our opponents will be the Dread Cult of Cthulhu, who as usual want to Destroy Humanity. You know what that means? No cocktail hour! So break out the pool-toys, it's time to defend everything that's Fun and Indecent from Certain Doom!


Calling all Cthulhu Cultists; Great Cthulhu Wants You! The stars and the planets and the moon are all in the right places. It’s time. The dry lands will sink, and the seas shall rise, the world shall be cleansed with ice and floods and I’ll thank you to keep to your own shelf in the refrigerator.

Your leader on this last of days will be the blasphemous Father Maledict (Matt Davie). Now is the time to sweep away our faintly orange foes and destroy humanity. We know we said that the last time, and the time before that, but this time we're sure; the Horrorscope Section does not lie.

(In case of rain, there will be a Uncle/Auntie/Cultist Pagent)


Friday, July 23rd, 2010
8:06 pm
2010 Christchurch Slave Auction
(X-posted everywhere)

From: dictator@canterbury.kaos.org.nz
Event: The Slave Auction
Starting: 2010-08-06, the Evening of Friday the 6th of August 2010
Ending: 2010-08-07, the Pre-dawn of Saturday the 7th of August 2010
Location: Christchurch, Character Bungalow (15 Richards Ave)
Contacts: The Glorious Dictator

Slaves! Auction! Loud music! Drinking! Surely you know the drill by now...
In order to make the 48hr Party (which now has a confirmed venue!) as mind-blowingly awesome as possible, we're selling you all off. Well, to each other. Lets face it, you and your slave were probably going to getup to all kinds of funny business anyway, so why not help the club out at the same time?

If you want to put yourself up for sale, get in touch with me or any of my 'buro members asap. More specific details will be announced, with predictable pomp and ceremony, at the beginning of the event itself. We're looking to kick off the ceremonies at about 11pm.

Any attempts at appropriate costume will result in "Dictatorial Approval"(TM).
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
3:16 pm
Anyone in London?
Does anyone know anyone in London who might be willing to give me a bit of couch space? Or even floor space? I'm clean and tidy and happy to contribute were I can, but I am tired of being in a backpackers. So really, anyone in London, or anyone who knows anyone who might be willing, I would be very grateful.

Current Mood: hopeful
Sunday, June 20th, 2010
7:31 pm
Mad Science Party

From the house that brought you The Toilet Incident and the people that brought you... other mad science parties, we give you:

The Mad Science Party!
At: Chez Homer
On: Friday, 2nd July

Witness the Steins of Science, Black Blood of the Earth and other miracles of the scientific method.

(Want to do your own bit of mad science? Message me and we'll fit you in.)

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
2:42 pm
Old videos
Random question, would any KAOSian in Christchurch have any use at all for two boxes (wine case size) full of old videos? Perhaps to dismantle for an art project or something?  I've had these sitting at home for years because I don't know what to do with them, and I want them gone. I imagine very few of them are playable now, but some of the slightly more recent tapes might still work, who knows.   The majority are episodes of  The X-Files taped from TV (and mostly labelled with episode names, it was my first real fandom when I was about 15. Lol)  as well as other taped-from-TV stuff.  

Anyway, if you want them, comment and we can sort it out.  It seems a shame just to ditch them when KAOS is so full of creative types. I'm sure there must be something that can be done with dozens of videos (damned if I can think of it though :p)

Current Mood: curious
Friday, June 4th, 2010
8:12 pm
Fail Pool
Can you play pool? No? Neither can I. Do I let it stop me? HELL NO. It just makes it funnier! And on these short winter days a good laugh can be just what you need.

Come and join me and the Weasel for Fail Pool at Filadelfio's on Sunday the 13th! The silliness will start about 2pm -- if you want to join us for lunch as well, be there about 12.30.

Go on, you know you want to!

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
6:48 pm
Would you like some comics?

I've got a few soft cover comics that are duplicates of things I already own, so I'm getting rid of them on Trade Me:

I've also got a Pelican Case up for auction.

Further more, I have these surplus to requirements things that fit in the ‘make me an offer’ category:

  • Palm III, in it's original box. It still works fine.
  • The Bat, a peculiar chordic keyboard that I never got the hang of using
  • Tcl and the Tk Toolkit — John K. Ousterhout
  • Programming Python — Mark Lutz (O'Reilly)
  • Nuklear Age — Brian Clevinger
  • The Mechanical Mind — Tim Crane
  • Intelligent Leadership — Alistair Mant
  • The Tapestry of Culture — Abraham Rosman, Paula G .Rubel
  • Modern Logic — Graeme Forbes
6:22 pm

Some recent Flickr galleries:

Still to come: the Naval Battle on the Avon that happened in the new year. I have a lot of photos and need to reduce the set down to something interesting. Also, first party and AFP (and Frisbee tournaments of no interest to KAOS folks).

Sunday, May 16th, 2010
6:06 pm
Operation Kumquat

So, after 7 years, here's the photos from Operation Kumquat, without a doubt one of the largest Pacifist Warfare battles KAOS has ever been in. Having edited this gallery; synchronizing the timestamps on the photos from 5 different cameras, sorting it by time, and then with the astute assistance of lutramania editing it down from about 700 photographs to 310; I can see why nobody else had ever done it.

Nevertheless, it's done now. Some excellent photos in there, you should go look. ALFs vs the Asian Ancestral Army, KAOS supposedly on the ALFs side, but in reality fighting on both.

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
9:59 pm
While I'm busy with the spamming, I might as well go all out.

My leaving part is the 29th of May. You should come and drink with us! After all there aren't many Dunedin Kaos-types parties these days.

There will be a clothes swap for any who are interested in the afternoon, and possibly also stuff to loot.

Yay parties and stuff!

Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, April 29th, 2010
2:20 pm
The stunt floozy is doing her job too well.
I, the not-so-Christchurchian Floozy, am fairly sure I am living with pod people.
Who may or may not have stolen my bond. Good times.

I would love to reach out my tentacled appendages and make contact with the Dunedinites. I long to talk shit about nothing in particular and drink too much. I pine for nights playing D&D while giggling like a chimpmunk on a sugar high (and the fjords, of course).

Can anyone help me?

Current Mood: Wistful
Sunday, April 25th, 2010
11:46 pm
Travel and such
Hey just letting you all know that I'm planning to go overseas in a couple of months. Probably looking at London to start with, although hopefully not permanantly. I'll keep you updated on that.

On a related note, my room will be available from May/June. My flatmates are awesome, some of you will know them already, it's probably one of the more prominant Kaos flats in Dunedin. Its $75 plus expenses, decent enough to live in, no rugby heads, etc etc.

I have a practically new bedroom suite which I would consider selling as opposed to storing or shipping somewhere if anyone is interested in it. It's a really good bed as I have a multitude of back issues, and the stuff is pretty neat too.

So yeah. :D

I'm totally excited about it and stuff.

If you know anyone looking for a flat........ please get in touch. Dunedin isn't the best place for getting flatmates mid-year.

Current Mood: bouncy
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
7:31 pm
The Gothic Vampire party
Event: The Gothic Vampire party
Starting: 2010-04-30, the Evening of Friday the 30th of April 2010
Ending: 2010-05-01, the Pre-dawn of Saturday the 1st of May 2010
Location: Christchurch, Gladson Ave (the Lair)
Contacts: Robert (Marsden), Chris

Dig out the white face paint and black nail polish, don your darkest
finery and adopt your deepest brooding countenance. The Dictator has
mandated that it is time for the Gothic Vampire party.

If you don't feel your place is at the top of the food chain then
victims, thrallImeanservants and even vampire hunters are also welcome.


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