Woof

On Monday the 26th at about 10pm, Colin bashed on the patio door, whining and whimpering. He had been missing for ten days, was cold and scared and absolutely filthy. I was asleep at the time because I was ill and jumped out of my skin as the parents screamed with glee. After a warm bath (which he hated), a bowl of dog food and some running around all excitedly remembering who everyone was, Colin curled up into a ball and fell asleep. We’d been looking and calling for Colin for days. We went around the five nearby villages searching… [Continue Reading]

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An Article a Day Keeps the Medic Away

Today is December 24th. Christmas Eve if you’re celebrating. The first day of Macromera if you’re a Rethavok. Either way, hopefully it’s a nice day. Things are cooking, people are excited, it’s all good. What better time than to reflect on, well, stuff. The Daily SPUF is now over three years old, having started way back in 2013, with a handful of articles written by a handful of SPUF denizens. Now, over 1200 articles later, we have come a long way since those humble beginnings. From Blog.Org to WordPress, from server to server, we’re still here. We’ve published an article… [Continue Reading]

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An Unexpected Return from the Dead

At about 2am on the 19th of December 2016, something woke up. An old, angry, tired beast who hadn’t been working ever since the 12th of August of that year. This beast was pronounced dead on August 28th, and, after a brief mourning period, was forgotten by everyone but me. I’d regularly go to the beast’s final resting place, hoping that maybe it would wake up or something, but eventually, even I gave up. I’m talking about the old website for the Daily SPUF, blog.spuf.info. Sometime back in August, when I attempted to create a backup for the website, something… [Continue Reading]

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Medic Week and other Announcements

Oh hey, Medic is saying stuff again! This is just a little blog post to announce a few things, related to the site and logging in and a little mini-event and things like that. It’s boiling hot right now and so much stuff has broken or fallen apart or needed fixing that I’m losing my mind a bit, so this will seem a little blog-post-y. More itsurblog and Hello! than informative Daily SPUF stuff. Oh well. Anyway. You may have noticed that the Unofficial SPUF Network login button has been missing. I don’t know why it’s broken, and tsc has… [Continue Reading]

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Little tiny changes!

Something magical has happened. As I was eating my awesome home-made vegetable soup the other day, I noticed something unusual. I suddenly had more power. I could change things I could not change before. Lots of magical, wonderful things. So I got to work and made a few… changes around here. First off, our wonderful sticky bomb favicon is back. Fuck yeah! Aaby missed the poor thing, and it’s technically our logo. Hence why it’s all over our social media pages. Then I went and made sure we had a proper mobile site. That’s currently not working very well, so… [Continue Reading]

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Community-created merch on WeLoveFine.com!

Gentlemen, it’s time for an update. You may recall the announcement approximately one month ago. It constituted a call to arms, as ’twere, for TF2 fans to design new merchandise. Now there’s another announcement! The first batch of community-created merch items is now ready for sale on welovefine.com. Below is a screenshot of the TF2-dedicated portion of this site. Valve has been selling stuff here already, as well as on the Valve Store. It’s the same website where the recently created ‘Mini-Mercs’ are showcased. For more info on those cute models, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TeamFortress2?fref=ts So far… [Continue Reading]

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Itsurblog: Final Score

Itsurblog was a series of threads that ran from early 2013 to… well, I will explain that at the end. Itsurblog is without a doubt a milestone in SPUF history, where users got to know each other better, make friends and just generally have a nice chat. No topics were barred, so cosplay, soap, porn, maids, furries, bronies, fallout, and any and all combinations of these could all be spoken about at length, which of course they were because this is SPUF. In fact, the very blog you are reading was influenced by itsurblog, so there could be a place… [Continue Reading]

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The Perils of Writing Articles

I write a lot of articles for the Daily SPUF, that’s obvious, what with being the editor writing things person, but few realize how many things can go wrong with the simple running of a blog. First problem is with starting the article. What do I write about? How should I write it? Should I be all snark-y and bite-y or should I be calm and patient? Of course, the topic is generally the hardest bit. Team Fortress 2 has a huge amount of topics for us to discuss, but not all of them can be worked into 500 words… [Continue Reading]

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A distinct lack of hue and blog posts

With blogs, it’s important to keep them up to date with new content. That’s a very hard job to do, because most things change all the time. Even immobile things like rocks and Brass Beast Heavies change. At best, a blog ought to have content posted regularly, even if it doesn’t go back and fix things that may have changed and stuff like that. Most blogs have multiple people working on them, delivering content on a semi regular basis. At the SPUF blog, TheSupremeCommander hosts the blog, Aabicus and myself maintain the site in general, iGamr announces new posts and… [Continue Reading]

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