Welcome to the beautiful but frosty landscape that is home to our Ice Fishing Cabin! Crystal clear ice glistens as the sun rises in an explosion of beautiful red on the horizon! It´s time to start your icy adventure! Even better, catch as many fish as you can for the opportunity to earn UNLIMITED FAME POINTS!
In certain parts of the world, fishing is not just a popular sport in spring and summer. In parts of the U.S.A, Canada and Finland, as well as other Arctic nations, ice fishing is also a common pastime in winter! On the surface (no pun intended!), Ice fishing appears to be quite easy. All you need is a frozen lake, a fishing pole, warm clothes, an ice axe and a tent (unless you know of a cabin near a lake...might make the whole experience a little bit warmer!). Be wary, however, ice fishing is in fact a very dangerous sport!
Now we are all about health and safety here at Smeet, so we made you a little list to ensure you all come back from your trip safely! It will also aid you in your efforts to become an ice fishing extraordinaire!
Some tips and tactics:
- Make sure the ice sheet you are standing on is thick enough, at last 4 inches (10 cm)!
- Fish save energy during the winter time, so don´t jig your bait about too fast! The fish might let it go in order to save energy.
- Cover your hole with some ice shavings to prevent the light from penetrating the surface. Otherwise the fish might avoid the hole!
- Do some research before you start your trip in order to find out at what depth different species of fish normally stay in winter.
- BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY: ALWAYS have a cell phone on hand to call for help! And to WhatsApp your mates pics of your biggest catch. Obviously.
Alright then, Smeeters, we think you are pretty prepared for your trip!
Get the room from the Shop, grab some bait from your supplier, start your ice fishing adventure and get UNLIMITED FAME POINTS!! Happy Fishing!
Hey everybody, WillKane back. Unless you’re a die-hard Seinfeld fan like me, you may not have heard of Festivus, a parody of Christmas. But did you know that this year marks the 50th anniversary of this made-up holiday? According to festivusweb.com, “The idea of Festivus originally came to Seinfeld writer Dan O'Keefe from a tradition started by his father Daniel O'Keefe. Daniel O'Keefe Sr. originally invented Festivus as a way to have a holiday that was secular and not burdened by the religious and commercialism of the holiday season.” Among the traditions, from the New York Times article called “Fooey to the World: Festivus Is Come”, “...there were airings of grievances into a tape recorder and wrestling matches between Daniel and his two brothers (also called Feats of Strength), among other rites.”
In the Seinfeld episode “The Strike,” Festivus also featured a bare aluminum pole instead of the traditional Christmas tree because as Frank Costanza (played by Jerry Stiller) put it, “I find tinsel distracting.” Along these lines, the movie “A Christmas Story” (which gets beat to death every year when played on TV along with “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas, among others) also has a scene in which Flick gets his tongue stuck on a flagpole as part of a triple dog dare. So I thought, why not create a new tradition within a tradition? And so, licking the Festivus pole is born. Whether it catches on or not, I don’t know, but I can try. Besides, it’s an excuse to throw my next party on Sunday December 18, which will include music videos that have poles and dancing along with Festivus clips from Seinfeld, parody Christmas songs and whatever else I feel like inflicting upon Smeeters.
To help everyone get in the Festivus mood, I even came up with a little poem titled “Licking My Festivus Pole”:
Once upon a time at Lowe’s
I found a shiny new pole
I thought “What the hay,” and bought it that day
To stick in my Festivus hole
But when I stuck the pole in my hole
I saw that this was not whole
Found a woman named Peggy, who was a bit leggy
To happily dance ‘round the pole
Yet something was still not there
For Leggy Peggy, this was not fair
I put up an ad, saying “Watch Peggy Be Bad,”
And thirsty dumb dudes came there
And Peggy danced as never before
And merry hearts of dummies she stole
Peggy and I got paid, and tricked men that stayed
Into licking my Festivus pole
Have fun and Happy Smeeting!
P.S. Starting at the time this article is published to EN Smeet blog, there will be a new “secret double” contest which will work kind of like Secret Santa, but with some differences. Here are the details:
1) Winner to be announced at my post-New Year’s party (date TBD) and will receive 500 coins (all other participants to receive 25 coins)
2) Whoever wants to enter this contest MUST private message me on Smeet (my ID there is 24453995) between now and the end of my Festivus party on Sunday 12/18.
3) Each of you will be paired up at random after my Festivus party ends. In case of an odd number of entrants, I will participate to pair up with the odd person out.
4) After private messaging each of you who your secret double is, you will do this:
a) You will dress in one style as close to identical as possible, changing gender if necessary, to the person with which you are paired; in other words, you are that person’s “secret double” because you will not say outright whom you’re imitating.
b) You will also TALK AND ACT as close to the same as that person as possible IN A PUBLIC ROOM. I will need PROOF of this in the form of screenshot(s) with day and time private messaged to my Facebook (my Facebook name is Jonathan Sullenberger). If you do not have a Facebook account, please talk with me to see what can be arranged instead.
c) Between the end of my Festivus party to my next party after New Year’s is when you can be the “secret double.”
5) There will be a panel of judges consisting of myself and others TBD that will not be announced publicly.
a) If you have the most accurate (not necessarily the most entertaining) overall impression of the person with whom you are paired, you will win a free interview with me to be published in a future Smeet blog article.
b) If admin determines the winner to be a banned player or alt, then the person with the next best impression will be selected for the interview.
The classic Christmas present swapping bonanza is back...to cap off the most wonderful time of the year you have the chance to gift another Smeeter a present and to receive one in return!
Here's how “Secret Santa” works:
1. To join the event you must give your ID to a Guide by Friday, 9th December.
2. The IDs will be mixed and you will be given the ID of another user who you will have to give a present to (of course...don´t tell them!).
3. Chose a present (value between 50 - 350 Coins) from the shop and give the exact name, page and position in the shop to the Guide. You are even free to choose Limited items, but please make sure they are NOT Limited 1!
You must give the gift information to your Guides by December 21st!
4. Get a wonderful present on Christmas!
We hope you all join in!
We are starting our Christmas Tombola TONIGHT!
This time around you can win loads of special and limited items, as follows!:
1st Prize: 6,000 Coins, 1,000,000 Fame Points and SOLD OUT and LIMITED white Autumn 2016 Limited Edition Platform Shoes
2nd Prize: 4,500 Coins, 500,000 Fame Points and LIMITED black Autumn 2016 Limited Edition Platform Shoes
3rd Prize: 3,000 Coins, 250,000 Fame Points and a sexy LIMITED dress from our “Colorful” collection for the ladies or a LIMITED shirt from the “Colorful” collection for the gentlemen!
4th Prize: 500 Coins, 150,000 Fame Points and a Smeekie
5th Prize: 250 Coins, 100,000 Fame Points and a Smeekie
The Consolation prize will be 20,000 Fame Points and a Smeekie!
Good luck to you all!
Krampus is a well-known folklore figure, a “half-goat”, “half-demon”! Just like my little sister.
Although he appears in many variations in different cultural stories, most do share some common physical characteristics. He is hairy, usually brown or black, and has the cloven hooves and horns of a goat. His long, pointed tongue lolls out and he has fangs. I'd swipe right for sure.
The name 'Krampus' comes from an old German word for “Claw”, although it is also the word for “dead” in Austrian German. Seems to me his parents knew he was gonna be a nasty piece of work...
Anyway, such unique features make him hard to miss. And we didn't. We saw him on Smeet about 5 minutes ago.
He has been tiptoeing through parts of Europe on the 6th December since the 1800s, and this year he has included Smeet on his grand tour of misery. Sometimes he's accompanied by St Nicholas, other times he flies solo. He visits homes searching for children that have been naughty throughout the year to deliver some discipline! Even today the so called “Krampusnacht” ("Krampus night”) is celebrated in many parts of Europe. Some jokers (like my no-good Uncle Harry) even don Krampus costumes and walk through the streets frightening passers-by. Not very festive, is it lads?
Some have fought back, however. It´s a test of courage to annoy the Krampus and get away without getting hit (in my Uncle Harry's case, that mainly involves hiding his bottle of whiskey). So Krampus only has a limited amount of time to accomplish as much mischief as possible in Smeet! To cope with the extra workload he needs help, not only from his candy-loving imps, but also from you!
So get down to his Cave of Operations and help this rascal distribute as much coal (wrapped in dirty socks, of course!) as you can, earning an enormous amount of Fame Points and a nasty badge in the process!