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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The Sensible SPUFer

“Come on, Medic, it’ll be fun!” aabicus tried to convince the busy doctor. “Everyone’s going out trick or treating! Why won’t you?” Medic had been ignoring the gaggle of SPUFers behind him for about an hour now and they still hadn’t got the hint. He was still having flashbacks to last Halloween, when he let his brother borrow his lab coat and an old, broken medi-pack, and won a costume contest. Everyone called him a Ghostbuster. Meanwhile, no one had recognized Medic, wearing a grey suit and a paper mask, and he’d spent the evening protecting his sister from a… [Continue Reading]

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Poem Day

According to the billion posts on my Facebook feed from Tearaway Magazine, it’s national poetry day or something. Probably in New Zealand. Really, the only reason I’m linking that is because our former SPUFer and ferocious catsnake Dekky (the guy behind the Phlogisticast and some of the Bionicle articles here) is a writer for Tearaway and he’s a damn good writer himself. Oh and he’s a friend. Anyway, I should probably do some poems or something. But I’m lazy and I generally dislike poetry, so I’m finding poems posted on SPUF about TF2 and are posting them here. Small problem… [Continue Reading]

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The Daily SPUF is back!

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Daily SPUF! After a bumpy week or so, the Daily SPUF is working again! Mostly. I still haven’t worked out how to get featured images working again, but they’re not really needed. Pretty much every picture was saved apart from those uploaded in the last week before blog.spuf.info died, and I’ve managed to save a few of those too. But let’s not worry about a few pictures, let’s bask in the glory of this new theme, and the new shiny stuff and the actual logo and things like that! As you can probably… [Continue Reading]

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More Daily SPUF changes!

Hi everyone! Just a little quick article going over a few changes I’ve made to the Daily SPUF via this shitty chrome book. But first off, holy fuck using this chrome book is fucking tedious. Would be amazing for someone who spends all day on Facebook, but for someone who actually uses more than Chrome, it sucks. Anyway! Changes time! The first thing you’ll probably notice is that the main menu has changed again. I realised that there’s no link to view all articles in chronological order (newest to oldest) so I decided to add the Articles button. This will… [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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So what happened to the other SPUF mercs?

It’s weird how we don’t actually have that many SPUFers named after their mains over in the TF2 forums. Unlike SCUD, you can’t change your name on SPUF at all, and using a bad name will just get you banned. Which begs the question, where are all these other SPUFers? For now, I won’t be including people like The Pyro! or The Heavy. who cheat the system by using punctuation. There’s a few of these, but they all have small post counts anyway. The sad news is that they’re not really anywhere. Every The ____ account apart from The Medic,… [Continue Reading]

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Remembering Past Successes – Medic’s Moments of Awesomeness

For all the times I’ve gone on about how crap I am at Team Fortress 2, I’ve actually had quite a few epic moments, more than you’d expect for a random Medic with a sugar addiction and a writing problem. Many of which have been as Medic. So let’s go all countdown-y and story-telling-y and listen to me brag about myself. Because I feel I should be able to brag about myself, once in a blue moon. 6. Finishing off Horseless Headless Horsemann Jr A long time ago, back when Arena Mode was dying down, I started playing Versus Saxton… [Continue Reading]

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On Upvotes and Downvotes

At 1am the other day, I got into an argument with someone online, in a video game forum. Someone had made a post saying they had cancer. Whether that was true or not, no one knows, but someone in that thread was advocating not seeing a doctor and treating cancer with orange juice and turmeric. Of course, this set off my angry button as someone who goes around calling himself Medic. I replied to this insane person, saying that, whether the person really had cancer or otherwise, their suggestion of unproven food fads was fucking retarded, they should have been… [Continue Reading]

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