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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby bbyjcam_19 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:01 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Can you do charactures? You don't even need a camp, you could just set up on the Esplanade, or a plaza or (gulp) center camp...
That way, when you're done, you just pack up and no one can find and pester you.



Yep! I'm some what awesome at it :p but good idea on the packing up part. leaving more time for me to get drunk and go on adventures to other camps :wink:
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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby BAS » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:55 pm

Raven9940 wrote:I've just gotten into H.P. Lovecraft and I think it would be cool to have a theme camp that did something Lovecraft/Cthulu themed. It could be anything from a bar to an art piece of Cthulu to an art car.

Part of what makes me think it fits is I had a convo last year about how being at burning man felt like it was the end of the world and we were all ok with it. Like we were the last of humanity in the desert waiting for it to end. The end/doom plays a big role in the Cthulu mythos. Even if it was just a cool bar where everyone had some kind of Old Ones ranking or had sculptures/pictures of Lovecraft monsters sounds like a place I'd like to hang out.

Does this sound like something that could work on the playa? Anyone have better ideas of how to utilize Lovecraft in a burner context? Would love to hear feedback.


I've been wanting to do a Carcosa/King In Yellow themed camp (and converted school bus) for quite a while now. (The King In Yellow predates, and influenced, the Lovecraft Mythos, and was incorporated into it. Carcosa predates The King In Yellow.) Part of what appeals to me is that The King In Yellow is at least partially about decadence, which could be fun.

Maybe a literature based village? Or a genre based village? (Which would mean even more reason for me to find a way back to the playa after six years!)
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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby Patsh » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:22 pm

BAS wrote:...... (Which would mean even more reason for me to find a way back to the playa after six years!).......



WHAAaaa???
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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby BAS » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:08 pm

Triken wrote:
BAS wrote:...... (Which would mean even more reason for me to find a way back to the playa after six years!).......



WHAAaaa???
Nobody told me we need a Reason!!!


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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:55 pm

Fuck Reality!
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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby BAS » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:30 pm

I've never been able to get Reality to agree to that, 'fishy.
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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:33 pm

Just another black mark next to Reality's name.
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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby mulch » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:36 am

A group of virginal New Orleanians going this year and wanting to contribute. A few ideas have surfaced.... we have a master coffee roaster in our gang, and if we can get a roaster that is portable enough, we might roast coffee outside, you can make a whole region smell like coffee, and keep a brewing station going or gift out fresh roasted. We can get 50 lb sacks of green beans pretty cheap.... thats easy enough to do, just depends on the scale we take it to.

And then we saw PolyParadise and their shower thing.

On a very much smaller scale, one of our members has the know how to build a recirculating shower, where the water is filtered, pre filter/sand filter/ carbon filter/ then ozonated for sanitization... and could provide a hippie washing station that didn't use a ton of water and can have relatively large flow and volume since it recirculates. probably dump it a couple of times a day to freshen the sysytem. we have a trailer that can take a palate size water tank and similiar size grey water tank.

Especially the hippie cleaning station.... any thoughts on if there are challenges with this that first timers might not have considered?/
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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:52 am

My standard answer: Go for it, good luck!
How do you plan to run the roaster? Electric? Gas? Propane? The very flames of the incinerated man? Heat from Good Intentions?
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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby mulch » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:13 am

Propane. One problem is that they are all designed for natural gas and may require some orifice tweeking to use propane. But orifice tweeking is usually worth the effort. We have a small electric one at our disposal, but it doesnt require a master roaster to run it and only does about half a pound at at time. We have a newly renovated 1973 Starcraft starcruiser RV that was renovated with BM in mind and has robust infrastructure for such things.
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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby VultureChow » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:27 am

mulch wrote: But orifice tweeking is usually worth the effort.


Orifice tweaking is always worth the effort.
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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:41 am

You might want to know that the "sand" of the black rock desert, is actually very fine dust that can clog all sorts of filters.

And if you put chicory in your coffee, that would be super. I wont even mention beniets.

(That doesn't count as a mention--I didn't spell it right.)
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Re: the Don't Tell Me My Idea Is Crazy thread

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:31 pm

Make the virgins use a dictionary, don't worry. :)
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