it’s a fuzzy fuzzy world…

life in the heartland… with dogs… and cats…

Flower

No, the site hasn’t been hijacked…

So, if anyone is still paying attention and is surprised that (a) there’s stuff here again and (b) it’s mostly about Ingress and not about the critters…

No, the site hasn’t been invaded by hackers or aliens or anything, but I’ve always posted my Ingress-related stuff on Google Plus and now Google, in their infinite wisdom, is going to shut that down. 🙁

Thankfully, I found Google+ Exporter and I’ve now imported (complete with comments!!!) the posts from my G+ page. It’s a little messy, and over time I’ll probably go back and move images into galleries and that kind of thing, but at least I won’t lose the history of my Ingress shenanigans and various other snippets of life that got posted to G+.

So if you were looking for dog posts, I’ll start doing that again too, but there will be Ingress mixed in with it from here forward.

Happy Birthday, Christine Jeffery!!!

Happy Birthday, Christine Jeffery!!! 💙💙💙Love you!!

Best thing about Ingress? The amazing people you meet and the friendships you make. Being on Team KoaBFsD with you has been a blast!

#HeartsForVJ #IHeartIngress #TeamKoaBFsDForever

Midwest RES did a thing. It was very blue (also very fun).

Midwest RES did a thing. It was very blue (also very fun).

I love my team… working on this op was a blast, not just because we made big blue triangles but because we did it with friends and we had fun.

#ilovethesepeople #whyiingress #somuchblue #stoopedisfamily

Originally shared by Victor Linares

Operation Smurfin 2: Electric Bugaloo!

Unlike some of my crazier ops, this one was conceived long ago, in a galaxy far, far away… During the spring of 2016, I hatched a plan to cover Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis in layered fields. I was making contacts throughout the Midwest and had a sets of keys to areas in Northern Illinois and a little highway rest area just outside of Iowa City. So, with that I began asking for help from the Indy locals and Stinkiehippie helped to farm keys for that area. We met in St. Louis for Via Lux, transferred keys and were ready to set the plan in action that fall. Then it happened – Chicago got Via Noir and the plan was postponed.

As time went on, we still had the plans in the backpocket in case we ever needed a large field. More time passed, more localized Resistance fields were thrown, so much so that the Resistance won every cycle in AM01-Juliet07 for 2017!

With 2017 over, I decided it was time to go back to some of my old plans and checked with all locations to make sure keys were still in place. I pulled in some of my contacts from throughout the region and within 2 weeks we were able to gather nearly 100 agents to assist. The day of the operation was a nerve wracking one as green links blocking the lake had to be taken down and replaced with blue links. During lunch time, a few agents were able to gather along the lake and simultaneously drop the blockers and throw blue links to Big Sable Lighthouse in Michigan. With the anxiety of lake links over, we could now concentrate on the night’s activities.

The plan was to throw the fields for the first checkpoint of the new cycle at midnight Central Time. An hour or so before that, agents began to gather along the lanes in near freezing temperatures to drop all blocking links. As our throw time came closer and closer, the call went out to drop all links, but then there was a sudden stop as a new blocker came up and the nearest participating agent was 20 minutes away – which would have put us over checkpoint. Frantic calls were put out and luckily, unbeknownst to us, an agent was playing at the opposite end of the link and took it down, saving the day! The call to drop all links was put out and the first field went up successfully for over 8 million MU! Agents in Iowa and Indiana carefully went through their areas and put up all 11 layers with only a few minutes to spare to checkpoint. At checkpoint, our final tally was: 11 fields for 96,725,155 MUs! And, as a bonus, 2 newer agents that were included in the field throwing (FernMae and LilFern) were able to get their onyx Illuminator medals with 25 million and 17 million MU captured respectively!

Info:

11 Layers

96,725,155 Mind Units (Average of 8.79 Million per field)

109 Total Participating Agents

1 Accidental Video Call

And now it’s time to roll the credits:

PARTICIPATING AGENTS (In somewhat alphabetical order)

(redacted)

(redacted)

(redacted)

adrenalinejunky

aoideanthousa

biddlet

bkartheiser

bodiehi

Boooooop

bulletstopper13

cammyb63

CaptainMalsGal

CaptainObvious9

Ccdkp

chibri

ChuckStake

coolbluewaters

daddyoak

DavidOneOne

DBQMARAUDER

DeathsHead2

Delaney83

Dirtheart

DrTookie

Druesyllia

DrunkenBrewer

ebonyhoof

ElKrem

failedgeometry

FernMae

Finntrinsic

FirinMaLazers

fl00d

flowerhopper

geneodude

Genres

GoochDI

hapto

Harleyrider

HoorayJen

ig88hunter

Intemerata

Katablue

kenisazO

kramerus

Kresh42

KwanLi

LilFern

LilMissObvious

mamatazzi

Maniac15

MrsDirtheart

MsAuntSue

MsDirtheart

Nihilistproxy

nr0x

Pamagica

pewpewski

PhaseolusV

QuantumThumb

Redfox1701

RehdBlob

Revenge2U

roha257

sassydew

semanticdm

SerranoChic

ShadowPhox

ShadowsDragonX

Silverhawk1

simontauer

skategod

SleepyfishRPSGT

Sofakat

soyabeansouplvr

SpectralSage

Stinkiehippie

stoopedgamertag

stoopedtollers

superpanda85

Swiftsquire

SySperling

TastesLikeChkn

TheBraydon99

TheHamlinHooker

TheRatt1994

TheRattsWife

Theundeadsoul

timphawk

titanup

tripledeuce

Toxoplasmolly

UndeadSoulMate

Vanteo

Vicious1016

Victor73

VWThing

WinterrRose

wrenchmaster

Xim3

xChalupaBatmanx

xxKelikinZxx

xxxMATZOxxx

YamaOnan

yourarmyboy

zatodog

zatoitchi

Ziggymom

zipcode52

A special shoutout to my Intel crew & the cat herders!

#Sitrep #Ingress #IngressReport #BlueLove #MidwestResistanceDoesItBest #ACrayCrayProduction #

So… I guess there was an Ingress anomaly last weekend? :-D

So… I guess there was an Ingress anomaly last weekend? 😀

I just remember spending the weekend with a whole city full of my friends… some from home that I go to every anomaly with… some that I only see at anomalies and maybe a few times in between… some that I spent many long nights talking to during shards and finally met in person in Ann Arbor… and some that I met for the first time this weekend or in the run-up to the weekend. Ann Arbor… it was great! I’ll be back, for the banner missions I didn’t get to this time and to see more of the city without a scanner in my face.

I can’t begin to thank everybody that I should, so I’m not gonna even try. There are a few special mentions who can’t escape, though… Marinda Darnell and Barry Faust… you were the best co-leads I could have asked for. Team India thanks you. Katie Ronar, I’d have no A2 banners without you (not to mention no hotel room keys for Thursday night!)!!

And to the guys that I spent waaaaay too much time in Hangouts/Discord/Zello with in the two weeks before the anomaly (you know who you are)… it was downright weird not talking to you all every night this week (though actually sleeping was kinda nice).

(Also, thanks to the photographers whose pix I borrowed… I forgot to take many…)

#ingresslife #blueteambestteam #whyiingress #teamindia #HEYWEWON #annarborwillbeblue #midwestdoesitbest #itbeginsandendsindexter

D’awwwwww… kitteh!

D’awwwwww… kitteh!

Originally shared by nixCraft

“When your kitten printer runs out of ink midway…”

OP: Jacquie

OP: Jacquie

1/28/17

So first there was Giftwrap, and we had a bunch of Seymour keys left, and I said “We should use this line again some day.” Then there was a perfectly innocent meeting for dinner in Marion. Being me, I left a path of destruction from Indy all the way to the restaurant (there’s not much open in Marion on a Sunday night, btw) and, being them, Sofakat and HostileSpider did the same on their way from Ft. Wayne. Apparently local frogs took note and were a bit perturbed that Sofakat and TollerMom were in the same place (because clearly we’d be making that much noise if we were up to shenanigans, right??). Besides, who cuts a lane through Marion, anyway? That’s just silly. (Famous last words, right?) But… but… what if you did want to cut a lane through Marion? What would you do with it, and why? Hmmm… if we went here… and there… gee, that would line up nicely with (you guessed it)… Seymour! And it would be a little bigger than Giftwrap, so more million-MU layers! Shiny! Oh, what the heck… let’s do it! Keys were farmed and moved, people were recruited, and Op: Jacquie was born. “Why midnight?” my crew asked… “Ummm… because I don’t sleep, ever, and because I don’t want to cut through Marion in the middle of the day?” was about the best answer I could give them.

But even at midnight, in the cold, Indiana RES comes out to play. Some of them went way out-of-area to just sit and wait to drop one blocker. Others went and sat with nothing to do, just in case. The north lane crew picked up last-minute additions when @0674 and @Mrs0674 showed up in Marion and got scooped into the op. That team burned such a pretty path through the middle of Marion and the surrounding area… I’m not sure you could have picked a more ENL-dense section of the state to clear… and it just was a beautiful thing to watch.

While the north lane crew was laying waste to Marion, the other agents were sneaking up on targets on the east and west lanes and just waiting. And then the word came… the north lane was clear and we could throw. All the other blockers fell, the outside layer went up, and I breathed a sigh of relief and settled in to watch the rest of the Seymour line light up and the fields come online. 18 layers up before midnight! W00t! Unfortunately, an Enlightened agent made record time down to Seymour and managed to get five layers down before checkpoint, but we still put almost 16m MU to checkpoint!

Stats:

Layers: 18

MU per layer: 1.2m

Total MU thrown: 21.98m

Total MU to CP: 15.9m (13 layers)

Badges: 2 Onyx Illuminator

Supreme Overlord (don’t ask… it’s in his contract):

Jarome Allen

Anchor Teams:

Hoss Bosley

Shanna Jenkins

Geoff Estes

Jen Schmetzer

Eric Thomas

David Huang — Onyx Illuminator

Jeffrey Lebowski — Onyx Illuminator

Jay DeRue

Shari S

Support:

0674

AirplaneGuy737

Ba1r0g

BassMaster1963

BCFirestar

bigmaggie

[redacted]

cntrlwiz

DrTookie

Dysturbie

flowerhopper

heeelloooonurse

IamNotHer

Katablue

KnoxYouOut

Lateralus462

MoustacheYouAQ

Mrs0674

Pasquatch

[redacted]

roha257

Silverhawk1

SinisterKitt3n

Sofakat

Sosshin

steelersrule

Superluminosity

Tbone54

toethumb

WuTangSammich

XxGrimtasticxX

The entire Indiana team rocked this op. I’m proud to be a member of this team. Also, I was lucky enough to have an absolutely awesome IO team. They can be my eyes any time! Let’s do it again!!

#sitrep #bigbluetriangles #awesomesauce #indianaresistance #BAF #RGNN #IngressReport