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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 #

#LuxAdventure #Ingress

#LuxAdventure #Ingress

Guess it’s time to go exploring…

How I spent my Sunday.

How I spent my Sunday… So.Much.Fun! We had the best clearing and intel teams ever. Amazingly smooth op, and sooooooo very blue. 😀

Originally shared by King R3D

BLUE SKY OVER MY HAMMY

Introduction: Hi my name is Adam Noschang and this is my first MEGA FIELD story.

I bring it to you unabridged, adulterated or edited, the truth and nothing but the truth.

Please for those weak of heart or stomach please close your browser at this time and join enlightened this is not for you.

I was sitting at one of my favorite establishments, Big Daddy’s Sport Bar having my usual bacon cheese burger. I am telling you he has the best bacon in the world on his burgers. So I am watching intel while eating and watching Omfgacat blocking some lame attempt of enl trying to baff Dayton, OH when Big Daddy walks by.

Big I just gotta know where do you get this bacon. Adam you been coming here for years so I guess I can share it with you. He scribbled the address down on a slip of paper and slipped it to me like it was the recipe for Wendy’s special sauce. I stealthily slid it from the table and into my pocket giving Big a nod and a wink.

After dinner and a few beers I jumped in my car eager to go, I needed to know where this illustrious bacon hailed from. To my surprise it was only a short trip down the road.

Scanner open as always looking for any unique portals I could find what do I see, not just a sign to the slaughter house but to my amazement my bacon was a portal. That is when it hit me like a ultra-strike on a cheap shield, I must do a field for bacon not just any field, bacon deserves a mega field.

But where would I draw this field from my bacon to.

I was rushed I realized that I had wasted too much time at bacon farming keys, Man the women is gonna be pissed I am late for the boys Lacrosse game. I pulled out my GPS Phase Shifter and instantly teleported to the game. Yes got that look women was not happy. Yes dear was out playing the finger screen touching game again, yes dear I know. Only thing that saved me was the boy’s team won. Bingo there was my way out of the dog house explained to the little lady my plan in tribute for bacon and said I will find a portal called Lacrosse and it will be in honor of our sons victory. Yea I know I’m smooth like that.

Now what do I do I have promised soul myself to bacon and my ass to the women and boy. Yea I’m not real smooth that way. EH check the comms see what’s up I’ll come up with something. Well there is Whyjake on looks like he is in his typical troubles out there in Waverly and Portsmouth really should do more to help him out over there. Wait a minute didn’t I hear his lady Imajunebug was coming in this weekend to visit, and there’s got to be at least a few portals in Portsmouth we could use.

Eureka!!!! There was the plan BACON to Lacrosse to Portsmouth.

It was time; I picked up the BLUE CREW phone (yea sorry I know enl does not have one) and threw it out to our people. The excitement rocked the place, all that was left to do was connect with the right people (you know bacon lovers) move some keys and get it done. Not too difficult of a task with a little help of my friends.

The rest is history.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. If you wanted better details shoulda been part of it.

Please enjoy the music and video as you leave, and remember to leave your trays in the upright position.

But in all seriousness: Everyone met me with open arms and the connections we made not only proved fruitful but started what I hope to be future friendships. What started as a simple grouping of draw tools turned into something priceless for many of us. And I was able to watch our BLUE CREW grow in size and character by what everyone brought to the party. For that I thank you all.

I would like to personally put a shout out to all who were involved and proved what I already knew.

TOGETHER WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE!

Maggie,Rick,William and Jim most excellent work pulling this together.

In no order of importance I give you our crew;

Jb211,Omfgacat,waldo9938,Jinserai,titaniumdna,IIlllIIIll,lllIIIIll,(yes I know we can’t tell them apart either),winonorth,killjoy726,Antebi,cirdne,joeybishup,Ochsy,EvilleGatto,AlohaAngel,cookie5,mikearvi, Journier,Sc00terP,Huddleston,ManyFacedGod,FiddyFiddyFiddy,DarthPstone,bigmaggie,Neowise (King of the South), DaPapaJuice,McKevitt,Whyjake,ThaSmurfTollerMom,Dwhip25,BassMaster1963,GenBelisarius,Schave, effingmichael,GreyiLayne,AmericanSoil,coachsoccer5,Tiredangel,Zwergin,Swansong75,GutterLundgren, JZ78,dirething,CupcakeBandito,mtgplayer247,CeceliaAngelica,Catastrophi,LtRyker,Katablue.Lrindl, ponderingfox,Zocor,qweyilo,DarthR3van1,subzero2000,Psycocyber,Mystickittie,Druesyllia, SteveTheGhost,agent1484,Aboss14,Pasquatch,rockgrinder1 ,Snibble,skategod,profplum88,Virtualizor, IamNickMan,Superluminsity,Kruptos,NowYouSeeMe78,BCFirestar,Sofakat,ambert66,megasteele, imajunebug,MommaBunny77, LtRyker

If we missed spelled any agent names we are truly sorry.(except for the bar codes they got it coming)

To all we might have missed and to all who chose to stay in the shadows we appreciate your involvement as well.

Now go out and make Triangles.

Thank you all

Adam

All kidding aside, we’ve put together a video going over the actual Op omitting only a few details … Enjoy https://vimeo.com/159869368

#RESWUEisAwesome #Ingress #BlueCrew

First off, holy cow I’m tired (18 hours at the fire department today), so this may be a little rambly, but here’s my…

First off, holy cow I’m tired (18 hours at the fire department today), so this may be a little rambly, but here’s my brief #whyiingress  moment before I go fall over and get some sleep.

I started this game in late January as a way to make walking more interesting and to get my highly unmotivated butt off the sofa and out of the house. I know that worked, because I can see my Trekker stats, and my Fitbit stats, and I know how much weight I’ve lost (almost 45 pounds to-date) and how much better I feel. but some things really bring that home more than others. Tonight was one of those ah-hah moments.

I had a 12-hour shift EMS shift at the department today (it’s a volunteer department, but in order to ensure that the ambulance gets out the door on a timely basis, the EMTs and drivers sign up for regular shifts where we’re on station instead of responding from home). It was actually a pretty quiet day… had a nap, breakfast, washed the ambulance, trained on the grass truck (playing with water! Woo!!), late lunch, another nap, rode around while another driver trained on the engine… an exciting day, right? 😀 Then we had our regular monthly fire training tonight, which was at the Anderson Fire Dept’s training tower. I griped that the Fitbit said I’d already met my step count target for the day so I shouldn’t have to do any more, but I didn’t really mean it, and off we went. And this is when I started to realize how much better shape I’m in since I started Ingressing.

See, last time I went to that tower… probably two years ago… it just about killed me just to climb to the top. Today? Made it to the fourth floor without even being out of breath, then up the ladder to the roof for the view from the top (Hey, the fire trucks look tiny way down there!). And while I’m tired now, it’s more from having been up since 5 a.m. than from the physical exertion.

So thanks, Ingress! I love my fire department and I love being on the fire department, but it’s all soooooo much better with less weight, lower blood pressure, better stamina and better flexibility. And all just because I started walking from one portal to the next.

So grab your scanners, agents. Let’s go walking! (Well, okay, I’m gonna sleep first, then we can go walking…)

#ingress