INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS SCAVENGER HUNTING?
In Easter Term, we release 1 Items Section around June 1st and around 30 further Items Sections shortly before Mayweek starts!
These items are things to find, and/or act out, and/or draw, photograph or video. A few involve comepeting with other teams, or solving puzzles. Some items are subject related, college related, book or film related, and a range of unusual objects.
Past examples include most unusual flavour of chocolate, largest clock, posing as Darwin outside Darwin College [other Colleges' equivalents of this are left to your imagination :) ] and building a scale model of Minas Tirith out of a portion of fudge.
To advertise this year's hunt, however, we built Minas Tirith out of Lego
since we're having an All-Day Drop-In To-Build Items-from Lego ^_^
The main points of this activity are personal interaction, cooperation, and camaraderie and solidarity between teams.
Two other days will have afternoon-long events, and each remaining day will have a 2-hour judging session.
Being CakeFaeries, Judges or their Stand-in Allies often have nice edibles to share.
Items are awarded points; it is always possible to score at least part of the points with partial efforts :)
We are a society in which why we do things matters more than what we do. So the main objectives are to meet people, make friends, and understand and support each other.
Even among dedicated Hunty CakeFaeries, the aim is to hunt well, and not 'to win'. This is reflected by two teams needing only approximately-equal score to be awarded a joint-equal place.
TO SIGN UP
To sign up to participate, whether as an individual or as a team, by emailing cakefaeries *at* gmail.com, with:
--- Team and/or Individual Pseudonym
--- If signing up individually or in a group of less than 5, whether you'd like us to look for further team-mates for you.
--- Flag of Allegiance (if any)
Team names are meant to be anonymous; silly team names get 10 points; providing your own flag gets 2 to 4 times that amount. Flags of Allegiance can be a) Safer Space People Flags, b) Ally Flags, or c) Personal/Group Insignia. We have a large database of a) and b), of which our main website (and the below tables) have samples.
Team names tend to be one or both of Silly and Descriptive. See this term's scoretable and the Archive of Past Hunts Below for examples :)
See here for The CakeFaeries' Safer Spaces' Scavenger Hunt Rules, including Safety and Conduct Rules all active participants in the Scavenger Hunt must read...
Great CakeFaeries and other Safer Space Custodians' announcement
"Most of this hunt's Items Lists shall be provided by Survivors.
Some of these are among our most talented scavenger hunters, for all that they didn't feel safe enough to be in scavenger hunt teams until this was reformatted for meaningful indirect participation in 2018. "
They now speak:
"Prior to that, I mentored Allies and assisted teams through my Allies. In Michaelmas, I broke the scoring system by formally scoring infinity for an item; it was then determined that anyone doing this would get max(finite score in that hunt) + 100. I'll give you + 100 more if you formally score uncountable-infinity, and + 100 on that if it's higher-aleph."
The Great CakeFaeries and other Safer Space Custodians emphasize, moroever, that first-time and part-time participation is very welcome. People can play for good-natured fun, in support of others, as part of support groups, or out of not feeling safe elsewhere in Mayweek's activities.
[Please note that these Survivors wish to interact by dreaming up items which CakeFaeries then realize. This means that writings and drawings, for instance, will generally have higher scores in this Hunt than speaking or acting. It is not ok to assume anyone present is a Survivor, unless they happen to declare that they are. Survivors interact on our own terms; almost nowhere can many of us meaningfully participate; but in CakeFaeries, we can since there is freedom to remove normativities like not providing or rating indirect participation.]
Our first Items List Section shall be called "Hailene", basically meaning Scouts and Vanguard, with specific reference to the Ever Victorious Army.
This shall consist of small sensible build-up things to do over the next 4 weeks, like publicity, recruiting, checking in on support groups, and writing kindly/silly notes for cakefaeries with exams who have requested this.
Maximum score for this section is 1000 points; three teams got the full 1000.
Opening Items List is now available here ^_^
|POSITION||TEAM NAME, BANNER and ALIASES||SCORE||NOTES||SAFER-SPACE AND CAKEFAERIE-TYPE FLAGS OF ALLEGIANCE|
Doh, 'Trinians, Nihilism is in fact unrelated to the River Nile!
Medic-Buuugh-uck-uck Terminated with extreme prejudice
Chekhov's Hanzo Blade beats Chekhov's Salt-Loaded Shotgun.
Californian Mountain Raptor with a Medical Eyepatch subdued.
Anacondas treated with respect (not on hitlist of snakes; those are all venomous)
Crazy Eight Hundred and Eighty Eight fought to a standstill with Lego college crests on the outside and Lego safer space crests on the inside.
Reverse Ultimate Showdown, ended by Ms Kiddo in a Blood-Soaked Golden Sweater...
Ending with "Kill Tom" (Lehrer).
Transformation of the Bride, with Transformers: Robots in Disguise (as College Gates) flowing inevitably into the Charge of the Rohirrim into the Discworld Elephants, Descent of the Witch King, and culminating in Eowyn's heroism.
Chekhov's Hanzo Blade fuliminates the nominal section, assisted by Cadsuane's Hair Ornaments one-upping of Chekhov's Earring!
Dinosaur Extinction effectuated, Discworld done. Dodecahaedron, passable. Icosahaedron and buckyball are somewhet coarse-grained Death Stars. With 2 or 3 lasers to 1-up Chekhov's Death Star.
All four Listeny Sections down.
All three Duelly sections down.
Both Lego sections (Art and Engineering) completed, with a good spinor made out of Lego :S but only a terrible dodecahaedron, icosahaedron, buckyball or Mandelbrot set. Largest Witch King's flail by all criteria except pure length (that one goes to Spartacus' item doubling as longest bridge ^,_,^ ).
'Redoing Lobachevsky in 10 other countries' was done here in Wonderland, the Mirror World, the Discworld, Jurassic World, the Mr Men Universe, the Gulliver's Travels Universe, the Little Prince's Universe, Flatland, and Teletubbyland. And, of course, the Universe Inside John Malkovich's Head.
[Is plagiarism even possible in a Universe in which everybody is John Malkowich? Paradox points!]
Female Superheroes Only version of the Ultimate Showdown.
Completed every section, sometimes minimalistically, and excluding the first section that was 1000 points max, for which they just got the 1000 points without section completion.
To the obvious music our lyrics start with...
Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep triple silence
draw me a sheeeeeeep triple silence
said a little voice a lil
voice a little voice a lil
voice a little voice a lil
voice a little voice a lil
Prince was standing-there -Extraordinaire!-
draw me a sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-
Major carnage with Global-Analytic park: the Items Section on Dinosaurs cloning Mathematicians going badly wrong for the Dinosaurs. Including group picture of the Bourbakis in T-Rex form :)
Section completion on 'Chekhov's Arsenal'
All four Listeny sections presented
All three Duelly sections down.
Cheapass Transport Section Takedown.
Breaking Bad as a Chekhov Paradise, with some Game of Thrones and Harry Potter support.
Our King was Poincatheah, as slowly murdered by the Bourbakis using a pictureless, applicationless series of Mathematics Textbooks from the 1950s onward. Featuring a mixture of Mathmos, T-Rex Hybrids, Scav Hunt Team Names, and actual Kingkiller Chronicles characters. The Name of the Wind would appear to be 'Topology' and with plenty of pictures and applications too.
(is that John's, John's or John's?)
Murmilloes for Closet-Mental-Health :)
Retiarii for Rental-Wealth-Awareness :O
Escaped Scutarii for Non-Normative Survivor Awareness
Erm, we kinda *invented* Epic Music :P
T-Rexes crossed with numerous other species.
Listeny 2 down.
Kingkiller Chronicles Cluedo, whose cards completed the Kingkiller Chronicles section. Apparently, the King in question was Torn Apart by Rival Factions of Librarians, after becoming entangled with multiple cataloguing-scrolls.
This story also got points for both "Topological Nightmare" and "Categorical Nightmare".
Our Lobachevsky including the lines
"I knew a Madamoiselle in Versailles,
who knew a Man-Mouse Cell in Marseille" :P
As well as rhyming "Universite Stella-Artois" with "Nicoise"
"I knew a woman at the University of Grantchester,
who knew someone doing Gender Studies at Personchester" :)
Also reworked Tom Lehrer's "Smut" using no-double-entendre Baked Goods.
This is the Face of a Phoenix.
Reborn from the Ashes.
More than a few Safer Space peoples quite often adopt a Mythical Creature.
You've probably heard of the Trans* Unicorn, the Ace Unicorn and even maybe of further Safe Space People Unicorns.
As the Unicorn said to Alice: "Well, now that we have seen each other, if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."
Well, our Survivors here adopted the Phoenix.
We may have been the first Survivors to openly adopt a Mythical Creature.
Though in fact we adopted two.
For now, at least, we use the Phoenix's Face for our Survivors in general,
for Avoidant Survivors,
and for Survivors in Transit ( shortly to be on the blue drop of General Fluidity background).
But our Non-Normative Survivors already previously adopted the Direwolf, in a certain sense, not for themselves but for Allies to Non-Normative Survivors.
Reborn from the Ashes means in part that we have to rebuild our lives, or have had to rebuild our lives.
It means that, even if we have rebuilt our lives, we may still on occasion have flashbacks or experience triggers.
As such, Allies may still occasionally see those of us who have Healed on a Burning Day.
For others of us, who have not healed, every or almost every day is a Burning Day.
The Phoenix's face has feathers-of-flame for sure.
This is not indicatory of a Burning Day.
For Phoenices are Creatures of Fire, as well as occasionally being Reborn from the Ashes.
We wish we had Healing Tears so that All-of-Us be healed.
Drawing the Phoenix's Face was not easy.
(It is said; we didn't draw it.)
It was to specification.
Probably more so than Saint Exupery's Little Prince's requirements for the sheep he sought.
The Smile had to be small; the Face unobjectified, and mostly Female.
To match Survivors being mostly Female.
Some are Male, and some don't ascribe to the Gender Binary.
Or are Multigender, whether simultaneously or Genderfluidly.
The flames are Fire; not plumage colour, let alone hair colour.
For All-Peoples-on-Earth contain Survivors.
Survivors can be of any Gender, Gender Presentation, Orientation...
As can be our abusers.
Avoidant Survivors are to close approximation 'the 85% that do not go to the police'
These Safer Space coined this term for the whole world to start to use.
Just don't credit us for it, because we do Not Consent to that either.
More precisely, Avoidant Survivors are 'the 80% intersection'
that don't say what happened to 'medical', 'disciplinary', 'tutorial', 'official welfare', 'rep', 'journalist'... people either.
This means that a large proportion of Survivors: Avoidant Survivors, are very little known about
Consequently, what things there are in the world that are 'supposed to be for Survivors'
were probably set up without input from (almost any) Avoidant Survivors.
Non-normative Survivors we here define by addition:
There are many possible types of such, so the definition is a list,
and no doubt that list will keep on growing.
So, some Non-normative Survivors are sexually non-normative.
Some were sexually Non-normative.
Some became sexually Non-normative.
But some of us are sexually normative, it was the abuse we received that wasn't.
And some of us are, were, or became socially Non-normative.
In some connection to the abuse we received.
Current-day counselling does not deign to understand
That by when one becomes a Goth (say)
One trust nobody but Goths.
Not Counsellors, but only Goth Counsellors.
And certainly not Counsellors trained soley to value legally-protected characteristics,
or maintain those to be more important thn how we define ourselves.
Imagine then how a Goth feels when raped by another Goth,
in a town only large enough to have the one Goth club.
(Though this is a theoretical example, not one of our histories.)
For the 85% Do Not Consent to our stories being detailed,
As information can be inferred from details of actual stories as to who they're about :|
|3260||We all here can see, and ride, Thestrals for our Epic Music...
Our purpose is to point out that the Survivors' crest's image is the face of a Phoenix, and to regale you with a ballad of that Phoenix.
|1820||Harmless Toy Weapons
and Sillness 'r us
I am Adora, introduced on My Own Terms (thankyou)
and defender of CakeFaerie Lorien.
This is Spirit, my Beloved Steed.
Fabulous CakeFaerie Secrets were revealed to Me
the day I held aloft my Waterpistol
(at 45 degrees to maximize range) and said
"For the honor of [Redacted]Skills!".
I am She-Ra!
*Silvery Spiral Glitterescent*
*Steed Enthusiastically Transforms into Swift Wind*
*La-di-da, Unicorns with Rainbow Wings!*
Only a few others share this secret
(of MY Partly-Out Identity)
Among these -Allies- are Light Hope
I kid you not)
(Down with Discrimination
based on Age or Ocupation!)
and Kowl (Half Koala, Half Owl,
with Rainbow EarWings,
I think you can all see where this is going...)
Together, ME and MY friends of the Great Rebellion
vie to defend Etheria
from the Eeeevil forces of 'Hordak'.
* Cut to pictures of, mostly, the Patriarchy:
The only thing worse than a 4-legged dude called Mantenna
would be a 3-legged dude called Mantenna...
Leech - a 'lawyer' working for
certain 'showbiz' types...
Turncoat Facilitator 'Shadow Weaver'
whose 'hotel room invitation' I certainly refused.
Listeny, Transport, Discworld.
Tallest Lego structure doubling as least stable Lego structure.
Fine specimens of Mobius strip and regular hexagon.
Portraits of the Judges made out of Lego.
So far, only Lego superlatives have been tallied up so far; six Lego items here are likely to be non-Lego superlatives.
Large amounts of Chekhov outgunning :)
alias LACRIMAE NUNQUAM FALSAE SUNT
alias DOWN WITH THE THAUTHAGITHTOCRATHY *BURPS*
alias DUH, DRAW ME A SHEEP! IT IS YOU WHO ARE IN DE-NILE!
Make Us worthy, make Us proud.
Teach Us not to chew too loud.
We'll try not to devour the crowd.
But We are St Trinians.
We can't fake the Way We Feel.
We were Hatched to Keep it Real.
Hockey sticks and Jaws of Steel.
We are St Trinians.
You bite Us, We'll Bite you Back.
Better be scared when we Croc-attack.
Pheel the Phear we're Caymaniacs.
Check out our Battle Cry.
A Scaly Song to Terrify.
No one can stand up to Our Sedge and Bee.
We are the Best, so screw the rest.
We do as We Damn Well Please.
Until the end, St Trinians.
Defenders of Nile-ism.
To the Epic Music of this link .
|1185|| Our Purricane Pawnado trashes your Eagle's Claw!
Two lots of Listeny
The Story of the Cat, and a Feline self-purrtrait ^.^
|460||Drawn discworld, some Duelly, Johnny English as a Chekhov's paradise.|
|TERM||WINNER||FLAGS OF ALLEGIANCE||RUNNER-UP||FLAGS OF ALLEGIANCE|
Lady Margolotta and HER Temperance League
Abreme una brecha, Elena!
Not Blood but Points
Point-y Teeth ^,-,^
The Flowstone Commandress
The Uuuuuuberwald Wolfimozartines Troupe
The Egg of Time turns, and eggs curdle and pasteurize, leaving oo-maloderous avian egg products that become tortilla-legends. Which fade to hardboiled myth, and even hardboiled myth is long scrambled when the ova that gave it birth is laid again. In one egg, called the free-range-class-1 by some, an egg yet to curdle, an egg long past its best-by-date, an oo-maloderous wind rose in the four-eggs called Eggraham's Wood. The wind was not the egginning. There are neither egginnings nor most-rotten eggs to the scrambling of the Egg of Time. But it was an egginning.
If Bond Girls are Pond Pens, some of them could also be Exploding Pens!
Son Gia Cent Mille e Tre :P
alias THE SWANTASTIC FIVE
alias SWANNE WITH AN `E'
alias Village of Fowl Devotees
alias IF WE COB-ORGANIZE THIS NEXT TERM,
WE'LL KEEP SCORE TO
3 CYGNIFICANT FIGURES ONLY!
alias SWAN GIOVANNI, A CYGNAR TE...
alias COSCOROBA NELLIE
alias THE WORLD IS NOT PENOUGH
alias COBSINO ROYAL
alias Stun Gas Cygnarette
alias TERESA DI VIZCYGNO
alias MISS MONEY*PEN*NEY
alias PENSEPHONE PROUD
alias Xenia Penontopp
alias around 400 other things,
including egg puns on
most of the named characters from
the Wheel of Time series(!)
I am Spartacus, and so is my College Cat! SCORE: 17381.4
Other past teams' names include "The Boom Squad", "Purple Clouds", "The Fantastic Five", " Ducklings of the Apocalypse", and "The Bermuda Pentagon" :)