Welcome to the new blog!

Hi, all! We (by which I mean Lizzy Lemon–I’ve just been hauling crates) have been doing some spring cleaning and decorating, and we have a fresh new blog for your enjoyment. Please let us know in the forum if you run into any wet paint or torn upholstery or the like.

The past six years’ worth of posts (plus some 470 of the oldest posts) have been moved to our new home, and the rest will follow. Should you wish to look at anything still in the packing crates, go to Castrocopia.com/blog/.


It’s that time of year…

See the nice “Donate” button? (Over on the right, right on top.) If you enjoy the nice website, please kick in a few (repeat, FEW) bucks to help keep it up and running.

Thanks to everyone who sent in some funds to keep the site running. With your help, we can keep this party train rolling another year. Castrocopians rock! –Lemon

Knock knock knock!


Thanks so much everyone. We reached our goal in record time. Thank you to everyone who chipped in. And to those who didn’t – no worries. We all give when and where we can. Party time!

So it’s that time of year when the rent comes due… I run Copia on a private server, along with a bunch of other sites that have ended up springing up for fun from time to time. Every year, I toy with the idea of moving back to cheap hosting but I sort of enjoy that we haven’t experienced any significant downtime since we’ve been on this host, and I rather love the fun we have when the mood strikes to host another site, however insanely temporary. Not to mention all the video and other media we’ve been able to stream here. However, I can’t really afford this luxury hosting on my own and so since we’ve been here, I’ve been accepting donations – small donations, from people who have a little extra to spare. If you are struggling with your finances right now, I don’t want you to send me any money. If you have 5 or 10 bucks burning a hole in your pocket, I would certainly appreciate the support. I can always downgrade next year if the funds are running out.

Anyway, all that nonsense to point out the Donate button to the right. The upkeep here is about $500 annually and that’s all I’m looking to fulfill. Once I hit that amount, I’ll take the button down. If you have been here before, you know I will. Sorry that the timing is so crappy. I know that many of you have been contributing to many other more worthy causes lately, and pre-ordering worthy music… but I don’t make monkeys, I just train ’em.

Thanks very much in advance!

The management.

Please welcome our new blogger!

I am very happy to announce that REReader has agreed to bring her sleuthing skills to the front page and will be helping keep the blog up to date with the latest and greatest news, videos and other random tidbits. You all already know that she is a constant source of news on the forum and I’m extremely grateful to her for coming aboard.

I hope you’ll join me as I ask her for the first time: “There’s a blog?”

The Most Ill-Conceived Copian Nonsense To Date = Success

tm Jillster

If you just read the blog here and never venture forth to our forum, the following is going to make little to no sense.

For the rest of you…. Copian Victory!

The short of it is… Stephen wanted a scarf. Probably a nice scarf, but he made the mistake of failing to specify that and so was born the Horrible Scarf Project – a group voyage into the outer reaches of hilarity and insanity. Everyone who wanted to participate, from the most adept to the most artfully challenged, mailed a square/triangle/trapezoid- shaped knitted scarf piece to crazydo so she could stitch them together into one horrible and ill-conceived scarf. The rules prohibited sharing of information about the size, color or weight of the scarf piece and so… the scarf was destined for legendary horribleness. And it was. Very.

Crazydo, for her part, did an amazing job stitching together the pieces and making, at least for Stephen, a 20′ scarf that was deemed to look like a skinned muppet in parts. She and LC were able to present the evidence of approaching senility in the better part of our forum dwellers last night in Dallas. Reports are coming in now, and as predicted, Caitlin loved hers, Stephen smiled and Matt announced that we had indeed succeeded in making one ugly scarf. Except we made 3.

Thanks to LC for posting this wonderful picture of Stephen and Caitlin “enjoying” their gift.