Alright folks! It’s that time again, Brainstorm day or week or however long this thing tends to last.. A remind that the point of brainstorm day is to clean up characters that are gathering dust, to talk about picking up new characters, and to form plots so that we can keep this roleplay active and in tip-top shape.
When you’re making the post about your character it should look something along the lines of this:
- Character’s that are safe for an indefinite amount of time
- Characters that you don’t know what to do with but don’t want to give up on just yet
- Characters that you really just need to let go and drop
- Characters that you would like to pick up
Of course it can be any variation of that, you should have reasoning’s along with character names (sans the ones that you want to keep forever unless you really feel the need to explain), and at the bottom of that all under a readmore feel free to begin spewing out any and all plots that have come to mind over the past few weeks that you’d like to throw out there and get opinions on.
Remember, the point of this is to get everyone involved with the roleplay and involved with eachother. So don’t hesitate to give your opinion and dive into the conversation, even if you’re new around these parts!
That’s all, commence the plotting!
After a brief conference, your loving, gracious, all-powerful, wise beyond question mods have decided to delay the start of the next challenge until December 15th. This gives all you busy souls a chance to breathe, and to get school/work/health issues under control without worrying about missing a challenge. Fall semester and exams should be over for the American college students at least by the 15th. The Brits should be on break by then as well…we think. Nobody really knows what our U.K. based players are doing. Not sleeping, that’s for sure.
Don’t let the break from challenges fool you into thinking you will not be held accountable for activity. We’re watching you, Wazowski. Always watching.
If conversations get stale while we’re hanging around the castle or start to taper off, make new starters. Don’t be afraid to start plots; take full advantage of your time and room to be creative without working within the confines of a challenge. If you need a few low key weeks, take them. If you want to shake things up, do it. We’re all responsible for keeping things interesting, and just because there is no challenge on, it doesn’t mean there is nothing to do.
Enjoy the break, lovelies. Have a happy Thanksgiving/Thursday and good luck with finals!
Beth has been lifted off probation *insert cheering and fireworks and success noises here*
The following are still on probation:
Yeah, no, that’s a thing that’s seriously happening until I get my laptop back and even possibly until the end of the semester which really…isn’t that far away which is mildly terrifying. So yep, until then if I say I want to bring out a character feel free to yell at me.
Come now, dearies, Halloween was two weeks ago, don’t you think you should shower and get all that blood off you? Fake or not it’s not a good look for you. Trust me. You all look like actual monsters now. Anywho, enjoy your time back at the castle while it lasts. Too-da-loo!
In which Kai relents because she’s weak:
Okay, so I’ve talked with some people after downing several doses of self loathing due to the fact that you’re all kind of freaking out and thinking about hiatuses and what not which is not what I wanted. After talking to said people I think I’ve figured out what’s making you guys freak out and therefore I am making the following amendment.
If you are inactive for more than three days (meaning four or more — not three, but after three which you have to admit is a long time to be inactive), you will be put on probation with a warning. I WILL NOT be taking characters away.
I’ve realized that’s a bit too harsh and I know you all love your characters too much to give them up and I love all your characters too much to take them away from you. So I repeat, if you go four or more days without being active then I will be sending you a message and you will be put on probation until further notice.
A reminder that probation really isn’t that big of a deal, it’s simply a restraint from keeping you from making any more characters, and this is usually because you’re very busy and sometimes even when we’re over our head in drama and work characters will stroll in and we’ll vomit them out on the dash. I know. I’ve done it. Several times. I’ve even put myself on probation several times because of it, ask Beth.
I’m aware that this is one of the more busy times of the year and the last thing that I want is for you all to be stressing over the roleplay. I have always said that real life comes first and I’m not changing that theory any time soon. So please believe that these new **TEMPORARY** policies are in your best interest so that you’re focusing on things like finals and spending time with family and making moneys and being social rather than being consumed by this insane asylum.
All I ask is that you don’t forget about us completely, and that I love you a lot, and that we all love eachother a lot.
Guess what time it is?
My least favorite time of always. It’s time for Kailah to play the douche-mod and lay down some new laws because oh look, the dash has once more become a ghost town and is barren of character interaction, plots, and any type of development. Seriously guys, it started going down before I left and then after I left it’s like you guys just peaced out. I don’t know why but you did and since then you’re lucky if you see five or more replies when you refresh the dashboard.
That being said there’s going to be new and stricter activity laws which blows a lot but it’s become painfully obvious that I need to do something to keep everyone active since the lot of us seem to be going through some kind of dry spell which is really frustrating for me as an administrator.
Starting now, if you go three days without being active you will be warned, if you do not reply within 24 hours whatever character is inactive will be removed and you will be put on probation. If you fix the problem but it happens again then you will have the character taken away from you until the moderators say so.
Also starting now everyone but the following people are on probation:
I’m sorry about this. I know I look like an ass hole right now and believe you me I feel like an ass hole but this has been going on for almost three weeks now and it’s gotten rediculous. All I want is consistent activity, guys, and if you can’t maintain that because of outside factors then believe me, I do not hold it against you, but you really need to consider dropping characters if that’s the case, and if things get really bad then you need to take advantage of hiatus. We’re extremely lenient when it comes to those.
Again. I’m sorry. Once again I’m the ass hole bad cop. Trust me when I tell you it’s a shitty role to play but something needed to be done.
I feel like a huge fuck face, but the good news is that if I see activity improve over the next two months then I will lift this rule, it’s only temporary.
Some of you haven’t dug yourself too deep and it’ll be easy for you to climb your way out, others are six feet under, so probations will be lifted accordingly.
For about the thousandth time now, I’m sorry. I love you all and I am sorry about this but I’m hoping that it’ll serve as a wake up call and be for the best.