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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, October 5th, 2007

MITSFS meeting called to order, 61.2 Ksec SST, Kevin Riggle, President and Skinner, presiding; Christian Ternus, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion to commend the minutes for being terse and accurate passes 15-5-14+Spehn.

Motion to note that the Skinner will like the Dark is Rising movie more than Fragile Things passes 16-13-2+Spehn.


Committee Reports

LHE report

So, you know that PO we had last week? So, ``have'' is non specifically defined here, in this case, defined as ``don't actually have''. But we will have it next week!

On a slightly shinier note, Finboard gave us money!

Yay, paragraphs.

Reportedly, Steven Erikson is still good!


If you're a regular grepper of the dex, you may notice that the codes that begin with HASSLE now begin with KBX.

Motion to grant Karl a fire extinguisher to postpone his burnout as long as possible passes 25-2-5+Spehn.


Magazine Inventory has gathered data on all the magazines which are not behind a lock.

Bondagecomm's favorite magazine numbering story:

There was a Swedish magazine with seven issues, numbered thusly:

1 2 3 4/347 2/348 3/349


Magdex is trying to organize a prentice party soon! Email


CAK's friend in Maine will be submitting a story!


We have just acquired two copies of ``On Her Majesty's Occult Service'', which is the Bob Howard omnibus.

Also, Halting State came out!


Katiecomm did lots of Katiecomm work.

We got Making Money, donated by Sukrit!

42nd Army of the Society

We need to find a way to notify HRSFA something something. Wait, there's a spy!

Star Chamber

KR cleared off the Star Chamber shelf!

JFC: ``We should resume causing difficult problems that only the Star Chamber can solve.'' CJT: ``Wait, you stopped?''


Old Business

Various people were Nazis. And hippies. In a SIK game. It was, reportedly, awesome.


New Business

Matthew Jarpe reads an excerpt from his book, Radio Freefall, to much applause.

Mr. Jarpe has donated a signed copy of his book, as well as a T-shirt and several CDs of music from the book, recorded by Rajnar Vajra.

Kevin is taking 21W.765, and is in the process of creating a MITSFS text adventure.


Future Business

In the future, there will be a review of this book, and all the rest of you can read it.

In the future, we will be meeting on Tuesday at noon to drag things out of the Rage Warehouse.

Rearranging Deck Chairs On The Titanic should be renamed to Titanic Tetris. Or Tetriscomm. Or Rearranging Deck Chairs On The Nautilus. Or Poseidon Adventure-comm. Or Titanic Under The Sea.

The X-Men are not SFnal in this book, because they are accountants, Damn You, Magneto, I Told You Double Booking!

Jake Beal proposes that we send HRSFA a declaration of war written on the Skinnerial Banana. It is so moved, and passes 37-0-0+Spehn.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 66.6 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Christian Ternus, Onseck