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    05/08/07 - Yavn Speaks

    5/8 Ahoy matey! Ya come seeking virtual adventure and looking for Yavn? He's back and with a few VMK tales to tell!

    Where is Yavn?
    Hello! Is it me you're looking for? I know, I know, many of you have been asking where have I been (a close second was why was there no column last week)? Well, since our trip to Walt Disney World it's been incredibly busy and I took a little time off.
    Our visits to WDW are always filled with lots of meetings to discuss what will happen next in the game, and this trip kept us very busy! We have something very special planned for you - but I can't say anymore until what we have planned is a little bit closer to launch. But trust me, your patience will be rewarded!
    Wishes Do Come True
    A few months ago it came to our attention that one of our players had been sick. We were told by his friends in the game that some days he felt good, while other days he didn't feel so well. Soon we would find out the truth about what his friends meant by being "sick":
    Last year CL_Slinkyman, a long time player of VMK found out he had Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer that attacks mostly boys as they enter adolescent. Slinkyman was lucky; he has a wonderful support team both at home and with his friends on VMK. In fact, VMK was key to keeping his moral up. During all his chemo treatments Slinkyman would log into VMK via a laptop at the hospital and forget his real life - because in VMK there is no cancer.
    CL_Slinkyman
    The Make-A-Wish Foundation was kind enough to grant Slinkyman his wish of a Disney Cruise, but when I learned his true wish was to meet me, I discovered a little pixie dust can go a long way.
    Words can not describe our trip (although life changing event is more appropriate) to meet CL_Slinkyman and his family. Needless to say our day together was amazing and proves that dreams really do come true! Get better CL_Slinkyman!
    Now let's turn our attention back to the game and talk about some of the really cool stuff happening now:
    Make Tracks for Alice! This week we started selling some of the Alice in Wonderland Dark Ride items check out the Fantasyland Specials where you can pick up some of the Alice tracks and well as the first released pieces of Alice furniture!

    You gotta love those marching cards!!
    And before you ask, we'll have Ramp Tracks available but you will have to wait a bit longer for them. ;-)
    Quest-A-Plenty In honor of Pirates month, this past weekend we launched our updated Pirates of the Caribbean in-Park Quest at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

    Virtual VMK treasure awaits when you complete this Quest - the Pirates Fortress Room! The new Quest offers up to 8 questions (if you play at Disneyland) to test your Pirates knowledge - and for your efforts you can win the awesome Pirates of the Caribbean Fortress Room card. Sorry, the Pirate Well Chair is no longer part of the Quest - it's gone for now, but not forever.
    Another Quest we also launched was the new Print-From-Home Tomorrowland Quest! The reward for that Quest is the Inner-Space Suit Magic Spell.
    M-I-C See, it's our pal Mickey Mouse!
    Finally, this past weekend we also launched was the Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Television card. Now when you complete 3 or more in-Park Quests your reward will be this beautiful foil card (and the virtual in-game item that goes with it)!

    I'm sure this TV gets the Disney Channel! So get to the park and get Questing - as the Mickey Mouse Television cards won't be around forever and how you can get the card is also subject to change! The real question though is what do you think of this cool new reward? Do you want to see more Mickey stuff? How about some Donald or Goofy furniture? Let us know!
    The Great Big Pirate Quest Arrgh! So you think you're a Pirates of the Caribbean expert? Then why not try our Great Big Pirate Quest? Aye, need some incentive? How about a Cursed Strom Pin?

    That's right matey! Tis the long lost Cursed Storm Pin, last seen as a prize from our friends at Kelloggs! The Quest runs from Monday May 21st until Thursday May 31st so be sure to play!
    To Terebethia!
    Did you catch Bridge To Terabithia at the movies? What did you think of that tree house? Why not play the new Bridge To Terabithia Trivia Game and win this very cool VMK Terabithia Tree House Chair? It goes well with almost any room and is a great way to get a bird's eye view of the Kingdom.

    The Terabithia Tree House Chair. Just stop by www.bridgetoterabithiadvd.com later this week and play. There's no limit to how many Tree Houses you can win so play as much as you like - now we just need ropes to connect them and we can make an Ewok village!!! Uh, sorry, wrong movie!
    One more note I'd like to mention, there are some changes on the way to the VMK Staff, with some new faces joining the team - as well as others who are moving on. We're also in the process of revamping our moderation program and over time we're planning many changes to help make VMK even better.
    Finally, don't forget this Friday both the boys and girls Pirate Tops go on sale∧ ye best be buying them before they disappear! That's all for now, be sure to check back next week for more news on what I've been up to...
    See you in VMK!
    Yavn
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    Ahoy matey! Ya come seeking virtual adventure and looking for Yavn? (Newsletter)

    Ahoy matey! Ya come seeking virtual adventure? Read This Weeks Newsletter..
    Quote Originally Posted by Disney. All rights reserved.
    Ahoy matey! Ya come seeking virtual adventure and looking for Yavn? He's back and with a few VMK tales to tell!

    Where is Yavn?
    Hello! Is it me you're looking for? I know, I know, many of you have been asking where have I been (a close second was why was there no column last week)? Well, since our trip to Walt Disney World it's been incredibly busy and I took a little time off.

    Our visits to WDW are always filled with lots of meetings to discuss what will happen next in the game, and this trip kept us very busy! We have something very special planned for you - but I can't say anymore until what we have planned is a little bit closer to launch. But trust me, your patience will be rewarded!

    Wishes Do Come True
    A few months ago it came to our attention that one of our players had been sick. We were told by his friends in the game that some days he felt good, while other days he didn't feel so well. Soon we would find out the truth about what his friends meant by being "sick":

    Last year CL_Slinkyman, a long time player of VMK found out he had Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer that attacks mostly boys as they enter adolescent. Slinkyman was lucky; he has a wonderful support team both at home and with his friends on VMK. In fact, VMK was key to keeping his moral up. During all his chemo treatments Slinkyman would log into VMK via a laptop at the hospital and forget his real life - because in VMK there is no cancer.


    CL_Slinkyman

    The Make-A-Wish Foundation was kind enough to grant Slinkyman his wish of a Disney Cruise, but when I learned his true wish was to meet me, I discovered a little pixie dust can go a long way.
    Words can not describe our trip (although life changing event is more appropriate) to meet CL_Slinkyman and his family. Needless to say our day together was amazing and proves that dreams really do come true! Get better CL_Slinkyman!
    Now let's turn our attention back to the game and talk about some of the really cool stuff happening now:

    Make Tracks for Alice!
    This week we started selling some of the Alice in Wonderland Dark Ride items – check out the Fantasyland Specials where you can pick up some of the Alice tracks and well as the first released pieces of Alice furniture!


    You gotta love those marching cards!!

    And before you ask, we'll have Ramp Tracks available but you will have to wait a bit longer for them. ;-)

    Quest-A-Plenty
    In honor of Pirates month, this past weekend we launched our updated Pirates of the Caribbean in-Park Quest at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.


    Virtual VMK treasure awaits when you complete this Quest - the Pirates Fortress Room!

    The new Quest offers up to 8 questions (if you play at Disneyland) to test your Pirates knowledge - and for your efforts you can win the awesome Pirates of the Caribbean Fortress Room card. Sorry, the Pirate Well Chair is no longer part of the Quest - it's gone for now, but not forever.
    Another Quest we also launched was the new Print-From-Home Tomorrowland Quest! The reward for that Quest is the Inner-Space Suit Magic Spell.

    M-I-C… See, it's our pal Mickey Mouse!
    Finally, this past weekend we also launched was the Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Television card. Now when you complete 3 or more in-Park Quests your reward will be this beautiful foil card (and the virtual in-game item that goes with it)!


    I'm sure this TV gets the Disney Channel!

    So get to the park and get Questing - as the Mickey Mouse Television cards won't be around forever and how you can get the card is also subject to change! The real question though is what do you think of this cool new reward? Do you want to see more Mickey stuff? How about some Donald or Goofy furniture? Let us know!

    The Great Big Pirate Quest
    Arrgh! So you think you're a Pirates of the Caribbean expert? Then why not try our Great Big Pirate Quest? Aye, need some incentive? How about a Cursed Strom Pin?


    That's right matey! Tis the long lost Cursed Storm Pin, last seen as a prize from our friends at Kelloggs!

    The Quest runs from Monday May 21st until Thursday May 31st – so be sure to play!

    To Terebethia!
    Did you catch Bridge To Terabithia at the movies? What did you think of that tree house? Why not play the new Bridge To Terabithia Trivia Game and win this very cool VMK Terabithia Tree House Chair? It goes well with almost any room and is a great way to get a bird's eye view of the Kingdom.


    The Terabithia Tree House Chair.

    Just stop by www.bridgetoterabithiadvd.com later this week and play. There's no limit to how many Tree Houses you can win so play as much as you like - now we just need ropes to connect them and we can make an Ewok village!!! Uh, sorry, wrong movie!
    One more note I'd like to mention, there are some changes on the way to the VMK Staff, with some new faces joining the team - as well as others who are moving on. We're also in the process of revamping our moderation program and over time we're planning many changes to help make VMK even better.

    Finally, don't forget this Friday both the boys and girls Pirate Tops go on sale∧ ye best be buying them before they disappear! That's all for now, be sure to check back next week for more news on what I've been up to...
    See you in VMK!
    Yavn
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    Re: 5-8 Yavn Speaks

    CL_Slinkyman is on my list. I was never aware of his illness?!

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    Re: 5-8 Yavn Speaks

    That is so sweet. I hope he fights!

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    Re: 5-8 Yavn Speaks

    And he was not a sympathy troll. Respect to the Slinkyman! Never heard of him complaining. Fight on, Slinky!
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    Re: 5-8 Yavn Speaks

    thanks!
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    Re: 5-8 Yavn Speaks


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    Re: 05/08/07 - Yavn Speaks

    I heard of people saying "I hope slinkyman gets better soon", but I always thought he had just a cold or something. I'm so glad he got to meet yavn. Keep fighting!

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    Re: 5-8 Yavn Speaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Evoulie View Post
    If by "already posted," you mean that the other thread repeated it four minutes later, then yes, that was "already" posted.
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    Re: 05/08/07 - Yavn Speaks

    Fight on slinkyman! I met you at your Quest room (with Aengus) and Guest Room! Fight it! Go link! You can do it! Fight the cancer! Fight it! You can do it! You have my support!


    Thanks to Mihawk, Piinoy, cyre, Midien, dance, uhm.. and alot of people!

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    Re: 5-8 Yavn Speaks

    Quote Originally Posted by steamboatpete View Post
    And he was not a sympathy troll. Respect to the Slinkyman! Never heard of him complaining. Fight on, Slinky!
    Yes, that is amazing. to Slinkyman! He is very nice in the times I hvae seen him in the game and I love his VMK rap.

    I'm glad that Yavn's update is better late than never this week.

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    Re: 05/08/07 - Yavn Speaks

    Those Treehouse's were a surprize, and so was the news about Slinkyman.
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    Re: 05/08/07 - Yavn Speaks

    he's [slinkyman] apparently a member of vmk magic, and he did a fantastic trip report there. I don't have the link but it's worth the read.

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    Re: 05/08/07 - Yavn Speaks

    Can you please move those images to your own host, Hot linking (using the original image anywhere other than the original site) is greatly discouraged as it steals bandwidth for our use. I took a quick look and it appears the photos are hosted at disney's servers.

    otherwise, great news and nicely done from yavn.

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    Re: 05/08/07 - Yavn Speaks

    Slinky has been on my friends list for a long long time. Even before I became a CL. It's really strange because I did not know about what was going on with him in real life until around October of last year. I had no clue who AceBugDozer was either, but occassionally she (although since the character was a boy, I saw him as a he), would be in the room with Slinky and constantly thank me for being his friend. I didn't even know what relation Bug had to Slinky. A couple months later, Slinky asks me, "You know Bug is my mummy right?" And I was like...oh...okay. But Bug is a boy....weird. And didn't really think anything of it, until I noticed BugDozer on the Dis boards and put 2 and 2 together with her stories about him. It was just really strange finding out all this after all that time. Bug later would tell me all the stuff I had done in the past that meant so much to him but I didn't know or realize the weight of my actions then. So when I finally read all those stories, it just made me cry because I didn't realize how much a difference I was making in somebody's life and not know it.

    I'm so glad Slinky was able to fulfill his dreams of meeting Yavn, TikiT and CaffDawg. His mother (BugDozer) has posted his story on a couple other boards. She has also posted the whole trip in detail. The story is so moving and touching. Even during that trip he still had to go through a bit of an ordeal at times. I almost cried a couple times reading it. If you have time, I'd search it out and read it. It's worth it.

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