Wednesday 24 September 2014

Kings of Spun the 48th

Oh Spun Salutations Dear Reader, an incredibly harassed and frantic Uncle Spun here to update the Regal Annals of Spun. This week, unlike the previous two we have old favourites reclaim their titles; the ever silent JohnPlayer67, 48th EU King of Spun, and the pleasingly loquacious StealingHearts, 48th NA Spun Majesty!

As intimated Uncle Spun is more than a little busy today, indeed he may have to make another post in the next few days to update you on his forsaken tales of visions and dreams. Spunland Mansions spins with so much fevered activity that he fears it may take off and drop him Dorothy-like in some other unspun land. The choice of boxes flashes before his one good eye with such rapidity that his head becomes like Saturn, it seems the shape of things to come will be determined by gravity rather than the weighing of choice and consequence. So spins the Spun.

Spunland EU was busier than of late. archking started the contest but quickly lost the crown to JohnPlayer67, an opening which set the pattern for the competition as these two continued to claim and counter claim, indeed for the final two Spun Cycles none but they had a touch of the Crown. Agus_GamerCH, hamzadj, Gandjay_35 and mattia-the-boss all featured in the contest but none could stop JohnPlayer67 claiming the title with 34,961 Spun Points!

Spunland NA brought us another fiercely fought contest. storm4551 had the briefest of starts before StealingHearts taking the crown announced her determined regal ambition. Following the first Spun Harvest StealingHearts did keep possession for the first entire Spun Cycle. The second and third cycles started and ended with StealingHearts again, although quickpick7050, Sciotoan68 and Dementia-Fester all managed to wrest control away at times. The final harvest saw StealingHearts take the crown and claim her Spuno'ween Prize on a spuntastic 41,535 Spun Points! All Hail!

Next week, same day, time and place (although we will try to organize the Dukes a little better); Tuesday 30th September, Spunland EU: 9 -9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4-4.30pm PDT, 7-7.30pm EDT. Until then, stay Spun!

Wednesday 17 September 2014

The 47th Kings of Spun, many thanks and other news

Spun Salutations Dear Reader! Today we find ourselves announcing the 47th Kings Of Spun! All Hail Jan-Mar2 our 47th EU Majesty and Sciotoan68, 47th NA King of Spun!

Uncle Spun really did intend to reveal more of the strange affairs behind his recently adorned eye patch, but finds that he has so many other messages to pass on that there is not time! Last week we asked if any would act as our tour guides to PlayStation Home; to show us things we had not seen and generally help with the creation of various videos. Several spunderful evenings ensued, making the madmunkis wish that they had asked for your expert help long ago! Spuntabulously big Spun thanks to StealingHearts, phatso64, Ren_Echo and kwoman32, not just for your enlightening endeavors but also for the pleasure of your company, it was a real Spun honor to get to converse with you all at length! Should anyone else care to further educate the madmunkis at some point then please consider this an open invitation to get in touch (UncleSpun & Spun deDuke in NA, madmunkid & i-munki in the EU).

At Spunland Mansions we are always thrilled to receive Art & Observations inspired by all things Spun, indeed one of the first pieces to have our spun heads spinning in excitement was the Spun Nail Art of Amanda Matthews. Miss Mathews is taking part in the 24 hour Extra Life gaming challenge to raise money for charity, spuntastically enough she is planning to spend all 24 hours of the challenge in Spunland on the 25th of October, when as chance would have it will be Spunoween! You can reward her worthy endeavors with sponsorship (as we shall very shortly) and check out all of the details right here. This week we received two spunderful new pieces of Spunland Art; this delectable spun confectionery from InSight_2k and this Spuntastic 'Alice In Spunderland' drawing by the talented StealingHearts - big Spun thanks to you all!

And so to the 47th Coronations... Uncle Spun is pleased to report that Spunland EU was busier last night than it has been of late. The contest began toward the end of a Spun Storm with InSight_2k in possession. Violika running about in her VR goggles became the first Harvest King before  Beyondtwosouls91 had their sole shot of the contest, to lose out to InSight_2k. As soon as InSight_2k dropped the crown xX_Rodri-go_Xx swept it up, then Jan-Mar2 came galloping in on his great steed taking us to the end of the first Spun Cycle. Jan-Mar2 became our second Harvest King, InSight_2k briefly thwarted his regal ambition, then the ever dependable sam_reynolds01 made his first claim. Jan-Mar2 proved a persistent contestant, his only competition in the third Spun Cycle being sam_reynolds01. The final harvest started with the debut of archking, but they proved no match for Jan-Mar2, even InSight_2k could not prevent Jan-Mar2 being crowned 47th EU King of Spun with a spuntastic 25,346 Spun Points! All Hail!

Spunland NA was as busy as ever and the contest was frantic. Uncle Spun managed to video the entire event, so much easier it would be to point you to that than tell the tale but alas there has not yet been the time to upload the weighty file so words will have to do for now. cincraq began the competition but dropped the crown and SuperMacho69 seized it, Zmanx316 then had the briefest of runs before RacerXJuggalo in the form of a great spectral wolf staked his claim and ended the first cycle in posession. SuperRising had the honour of becoming a brief harvest King then Real_Gamer140 intervened. RacerXJuggalo snatched the crown then sam_reynoldsUS made his first appearance before dropping the Crown for RacerXJuggalo to claim it back.

Other than another appearance from sam_reynoldsUS the second Spun Cycle brought us a whole new set of contenders; Dylan, EJP_5, dxkills16, SilkenHair, the spunderfully named URGENT-MATTER, jrj1954, magicmix13 and RoRoLs93. Pheeeew. The third Harvest saw jrj1954 become harvest King and added Ren_Echo and lilmonstersmiler to the spuntastic mix of contestants with dxkills16 dominating. The final harvest started the same as its predecessor, with jrj1954 losing his Harvest Crown to dxkills16, Ren_Echo made a final play then, from out of nowhere Sciotoan68 played his well timed gambit to win the contest on 31,240 Spun Points! Uncle Spun would like to add that it was a pleasure to finally meet Sciotoan68 in person  as the 47th NA King of Spun, having had cause to appreciate our latest Majesty's astute observations and wisdom on the forums many times before! All Hail!

Next week, the 48th Coronation Contest will take place on the Tuesday the 23rd of September, Spunland EU: 9 - 9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4-4.30pm PDT / 7 - 7.30pm EDT. Until then Stay Spun!

Wednesday 10 September 2014

The 46th Kings of Spun & Video Request...

Spun Salutations Dear Reader, Uncle Spun is pleased to announce that we have another two brand new Kings of Spun this week, all hail Motoricobu 46th EU King of Spun and boofi13 46th Spun Majesty of NA!

Uncle Spun's eye problems continue unabated, and although he is eager to regale you with further tales of his spun dreams and the ambiguous wonders he sees from his troublesome left orb there is not the time for the stack of his duties rises higher than those boxes in the aforementioned warehouse. Besides, he also has a message to pass on; the madmunkis are engaged in making a 'video' of Home and could use some help to do so, they want to visit your favourite places and see your favourite things in the wide and spunderful world that is PlayStation Home. Their first foray into this endeavour will be this evening (wednesday 10th September) starting out in Spunland NA at 4pm PDT/7pm EDT - if you would like to help please show up and guide them where you may! Or send us a friend request  and message (UncleSpun or Spun DeDuke for NA or madmunkid or i-munki for EU) if you would like to do this but at some other time.

Despite being quiet once more the crown of Spunland EU was still sought with some serious competition. jansolo followed by Mz_Manzana began the contest, though quickly dropped from proceedings as Motoricobu then Wadzonator_666 weighed in to begin their domination of the event. Masonbol2014 became our first Harvest King before also beating a hasty retreat. Over the following three Spun Cycles Motoricubu and Wadzonator_666 took the crown from one another, with only the indomitable sam_reynolds01 interrupting their their regal duel. Motoricobu finally won the day in the midst of a White Spun Storm with a spuntastic 27,276 Spun Points! All Hail!

Things were quite different on the other side of the Great Atlantic as Spunland NA teemed with contestants, indeed so many that it took an age for all the avatars to appear and the network lag rolled in and out like an angry tide. maddogcrusher in his great black wings took the first claim of the Spun Crown before old favourites ReccaWolf and StealingHearts interjected. Maxx_Mega reigning Harvest King took on the title which lately seems his alone with the advent of the first harvest although ReccaWolf beat him to it on each succeeding cycle. The plethora of names to seize the crown was all but too long to list, some had the regal prize for such a short breath that Uncle Spun was hard pressed to note them.  jettas4me, AK1981 and DavidG2674 all had a touch at points, X13LONDIEX and sam_reynoldsUS managed a few whilst spunlandfan2014 in her Uncle Spun head atop a flying 4 leaf clover made a consistent meal of the Spun Hopper. boofi13 played a masterful gambit by holding off till the final full cycle to join, but the match was best expressed by the final spawning of the Spun Crown as all gathered by the pipe and a flurry of names flashed above it one after the other (spunlandfan2014, Maxx_Mega and StealingHearts) until it finally settled on our new Majesty boofi13 who won with by hairs breadth on 39,037 Spun Points! All Hail!

Next week the 47th Kings of Spun will be decided on Tuesday the 16th of September, Spunland EU: 9 -9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4-4.30pm PDT/ 7 -7.30pm EDT. Until then, stay Spun!

Wednesday 3 September 2014

The 45th Kings of Spun

Spun Salutations Dear Reader! Today we herald the inauguration of two brand new Kings of Spun! All hail InSight_2k, 45th EU Spun Majesty and q7u7tool, 45th NA King of Spun!

Uncle Spun must apologize for the brevity of this missive (especially to our new Kings), although he suspects that this will actually come as a relief to many; the fact is that the ocular issues which began to plague him last week have continued unabated. One has avoided sleep as far as possible in order to escape the increasingly spun dreams dominated as they are by boxes, cats and all manner of odd constructions. Which box to chose is the constant refrain ringing around his weary head. The eyepatch seems to be holding for now, but it feels as though it is just a matter of time before the dreams take physical form and push the patch away from within, to force his gaze upon this swirling maelstrom of possibilities. Or he may wake up tomorrow with all things tickety-boo once more. Who knows.

Spunland EU was fairly quiet, but as always the contest was fiercely fought. DRW300 got us off to a brisk start before dropping from the contest not long after Motoricobu seized the Crown (Uncle Spun finally had time to record your name correctly - apologies for last week's tardiness in this regard!). sam_reynolds01 snatched the crown then dropped it as he usually does as the first Spun Storm swept in. Motoricobu saw his opportunity and took it once more, indeed he made the most claims of the contest, Mo-1995 had a brief turn and boogschutter20 a long run, but InSight_2k after staking his regal claim during the third Spun Cycle went on to win in the fourth with a Spuntastic 23,064 Spun Points! All Hail!

Many were the names, both new and old to grace our North American contest. RacerXJuggalo was the first to take the crown as the competition began during a Spun Storm. For the third week in a row Maxx_Mega was consistently the Harvest King, taking the crown as it respawned everytime, indeed if he keeps this up a special title may have to be coined for this achievement! q7u7tool, sam_reynoldsUS and lilmonstersmiler all confidently entered the fray in the first complete Spun Cycle, to be joined in the next with msavie and Ren_Echo. It was the third full cycle that witnessed the fiercest fight, and with eightinch staking his first claim brought the number of Homeling contestants to three. NCHOTROD1 made his d├ębut following the final harvest, but failed to stop the mighty q7u7tool stomping to victory in his huge robo suit on a spuntastic 30,582 Spun Points! - All Hail!

And so, next week the 46th Kings of Spun will be decided on Tuesday the 9th of September (oh how close the 50th Coronation draws near!), Spunland EU: 9 -9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4-4.30pm PDT and 7 - 7.30pm EDT. One final note before signing off; this new month of September will bring Spuno'ween every Wednesday. Till next week, stay Spun!