November, 2001 iCE Pack
1. Well first off, we need to announce some changes around the office. Spot and iCE have gone seperate ways. Root88 was promoted to Senior Staff, and Mass Delusion took a bow (maybe not his final one, but only time will tell). That leaves Slothy and Root88 as iCE's new Senior Staff pair. We certainly wish Spot a lot of luck and will miss him.
2. We have to apologize for the downtime of Digital Art Core. The problem is domain-related, so we'll get it back online when we finally get the 3-count against NSI.
3. Upon hearing the news, Root88 waxed his bikini line and shaved his legs. When people asked, "What does being Senior Staff of iCE have to do with body hair removal?", Root88 simply said, "You have no idea the kind of tail you get by telling women you're Senior Staff of the biggest digital art group in the world." Behind him, Mynx was seen nodding. IceMan then added, "Y0 D00dz! G0t any cardz? Can eye be IRCop?" and everyone seemed to agree that the Teletubbies episode must be over.
4. I (Slothy) just wanted to take this time to thank MassD for his years and years of service to iCE (since 1995!). He certainly deserves a rest and some time off to relax a bit. Mass Delusion singlehandedly pulled the group through some rough times and deserves a round of applause and an ld50 of alcohol. Mass Delusion will remain in the group as an Inactive Member of iCE, and will still buy the lolipops when iCE goes bowling.
5. Root88 started his
dynasty rule chance to serve his fellow iCE
members by decreeing that everyone must tell him that he is "sexy as all
hell". When fellow members told him that Slothy is really sexier, he
demoted them to Couriers. We are sad to announce that Devastator and
MrMister are both now Couriers. But hey, it had to be done.
6. We're in quilt heaven this month! We finished 3 major quilts that had iCE Members working on them. First off, we have our Lord of the Rings quilt. Then we have two "Spree" quilts which are done just to crank them out in a night or two with a crowd of artists on irc (irc.ice.org #tiles). We think you'll enjoy them.
6a. Additionally, we need to steer you all to the Breed/Raster quilt that was completed this month. Unfortunately, since it was just Breed and Raster but no iCE members, we can't really put it in our pack (damn! :). But maybe we can do an iCE/Raster/Breed joint quilt in the future? But the boys over at Breed and Raster did a really amazing job with this quilt, and we just can't resist giving it some extra promotion.
The Breed/Raster quilt can be found at http://tiles.ice.org/index.php?quilt_id=29
7. You'll notice some changes in our presentation this month. Be sure to read our interview with Jamie McCarter this month and TonchyZ's tutorial on his Darth Maul image from last month. We'll continue to expand the "pack" in the future.