Helpful Terms and Acronyms for Merwolf Addicted Pups.
AHMD - Another Head for MaryD
CVK - the Centaur Village Kiss
DarKer Chocolate - common uber battle demand
Fluff - Off topic posts that are somewhat buoyant. Enjoy and contribute
to these posts on the Merchat mailing list (see Pack
Communication section of Pack News)
Foxhole - A place located to
the south of mother's skirts, where pups can dive for cover during a "war" (if
you check out the Merchat mailing list, you're sure to find at least a food fight at any
hour, day or night). All fire is friendly. Foxholes also make cozy environments for
interaction with other pups.
GBCP - Great Bushels of Centaur Poop
HIBULM - Help! I'm Buried Under List Mail. Subscribe to MerwolfPack and
Merchat Mailing Lists. The concept will quickly become self-explanatory. (See Pack Communication section of Pack News)
ITIRSHN - If That Is Really Still His/Her Name: A reference to some of
Missy's original postings of Tropical Storm, in which the names of characters changed
faster than Dar could reroute a network.
MCB - Missy Curve Ball: So you've been led to the edge of a cliff by
Missy's latest update. You and your fellow pups have been frantically speculating about
what the characters will do next (and on who's couch) and <bam> a Missy Curve Ball
takes the plot through an entirely different twist. She's such a tease. We mean that in a
Merland - An idyllic island for MerPups to live in relative harmony
(unless that gets too boring) and dedicate themselves to celebrating Merwolf and her
MGWS - Missy Good Withdrawal Syndrome: A sad state for Pups that occurs
when <gasp> Missy has not posted an update recently or <gasp, gasp> is between
stories. Symptoms include frantic hitting of the reload button in hopes of a Miracle
Update*, light-headedness as you realize you have been subsisting on chocolate milk and
nutbread for the past several weeks, racing pulse from sifting through the pithy comments
hoping for a reinterpretation of "I'll start posting again in a couple of
weeks." Some remedies of varying success: reading fanfiction of other bards, long
showers with character-scented soaps, and communing with other Pups suffering from MGWS.
Should you attempt the aforementioned remedies, it is recommended
that you not do them all simultaneously.
* Please turn to your fellow Merpups for assistance and do not frantically hit reload
button. Our favorite bard is already struggling to continue to serve us
fresh-out-of-the-oven updates and burdening her by maxing out her site traffic would be
deserving of a swat on the nose.
MMM - Mushy Merwolf Moment: A reference to quotes from Missy stories,
usually favorite mush or humorous scenes, posted for general admiration and discussion.
RATFU - Recently Acquired a Taste For Uber: referring to Pups who were
won over to uber fiction by Missy's eloquent throat jabs to their senses of appreciation.
(At least, numerous Pups reported being in a state of unreality when Tropical Storm swept
them up and dumped them into Uberia.) Although 'ratfu' may also be a variation of an
obscure but fragrant Thai dish, try not to think about that too much.
SM - Santa Monica: location of a wild wolf gathering of epic proportions
in honor of the Alpha Leader (oh, and Creation's Xena/Hercules Convention, Jan 23-24,
1999) for more information about events, see Pack
Gatherings section of Pack News.
S.O.A.P - Science of All Pleasures, a research foundation inspired by
Missy stories (see SOAP section of Merpup's Anonymous)
UWBBA (pronounced "uber") - Uh-oh, We Broke the Board Again:
Once upon a time, Missy put up a bulletin board. A place for people to write little notes
and communicate with each other about fan fiction stories, Xena episodes, and the like.
Within a matter of days, the board was broken as Pups swarmed the site whooping and
hollering at each other, but reveling in their free reign to Pwaise Missy!! The original
board went down several more times (although I understand that Missy tried to give it CPR
on these occasions) until finally the server forbade us access. The heart of the board
lives on in Merwolf Pup lore. A new board has arisen, and many other forms of Pup
interaction have sprung up (see Pack Communication
section of Pack News for details).
WHUFS - Warning! Heads Up For Spillage: This is a polite way to caution
other MerPups that the contents of your communication may be humorous. If you or your
keyboard have ever had a close encounter with chocolate milk funneling through a nose, you
know how important WHUFS can be.