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18 August 2004 @ 01:38 am
A lot of nothing has been going on, so I've done a few things to try to fill that space.

First of all, since a lot of goons have been making fun of stupid freshman posts on ucsc, I took the liberty of creating a new community called ucsc_incoming. It's for incoming students to express concerns about moving in, or simply to introduce themselves. Introducing oneself on ucsc is looked down upon simply because of the community's size - hundreds of people do not care who you are and they do not want to hear it.

So so far, the community's doing really well. No one's really breaking the rules, and if they do, I'll be there to moderate (unlike in ucsc, where the mod seems to have died).

Next order of business... umm, okay. This might shock and disappoint some of you, and it'll make me seem like a total hypocrite - especially because these were the same kinds of people I tried saving UCSC's communities from, but...


Why? Because I'm so freaking bored. And it was inevitable. I can't beat 'em, I might as well join 'em and uh, make fun of them from the inside. And of course, it's not as bad as I kept saying it was. All the retards that I hate are in FYAD, the forum for people to "chillax" and be "funny." 'Sides, now I have access to their BitTorrent Barn 'n stuff.

Thirdly, I was talking to Bob about starting an RP community. I haven't done text RPing in about 4 years. And the format would be pretty similar to the way it was back then, but instead of a regular forum, it would use LJ. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Is anyone interested? We're not going for a theme; we're rather open-ended. We just want to roleplay, goddamn it, not with any rules. If anyone is experienced in RPing (I know zell_dincht is king at it :P), feel free to give some advice if you'd like, and anyone's welcome to join if and when we do decide to start this thing up.

Lastly, I'm still rabidly checking freeipods.com about my order status. eCost is their supplier, and the item that's out of stock is the 20GB iPod w/ click wheel. Once that site shows they're in stock, chances are my order will be shipped.

So there're my ways to pass the time...
Zell Dincht: Zell Smirkzell_dincht on August 18th, 2004 02:21 am (UTC)
Hahaha!!! Yesh! I am KING OF T3H ROLEPLAY!!!
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 19th, 2004 12:59 am (UTC)
Would you be interested in joining a freeform fantasy RP community, which will take the form of a town? We're in development stages, but it'll be pretty damn open-ended once we start it off.

We're thinking that we'd each bring in our own character with his/her own strengths/weaknesses, but nothing too statistical. All storytelling-based.

Whether or not you are interested, do you think you might be able to point me to communities with similar ideas (if you know of any)? It might be of help to us.
destined4nothingdestined4nothin on August 18th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)
welcome to the forums.

You will come to love us.
ミルス。Seven-Colored Puppeteer of B u c u r e s t i.miluda on August 18th, 2004 10:19 am (UTC)
I used to do a lot of roleplay... man it's been so long.

I don't think I can really remember how that feels anymore.

You paid money to join SA forums?

BTW, the freeipod thing still says I didn't do my stuff. Boo-hoo, I don't care anymore.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 19th, 2004 01:00 am (UTC)
Wanna try some more roleplay? I think it'd be awesome if you tried your hand at it. Yeah, I haven't done it forever either.

We'll be setting the community up within the next few days.
ミルス。Seven-Colored Puppeteer of B u c u r e s t i.miluda on August 19th, 2004 01:52 am (UTC)
Truthfully, I'm a little scared to try because of lack of practice.

But can I join in if I'm interested in the future?
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 19th, 2004 10:06 am (UTC)
We're all out of practice, and none of us are very skilled writers. Believe me, I am nowhere near an "expert" roleplayer. But yeah, we'll just show you the community once we create it and you can lurk around for a while. :P
ミルス。Seven-Colored Puppeteer of B u c u r e s t i.miluda on August 19th, 2004 10:09 am (UTC)
Yes brothaaa in the ROLE PLAYAN societiess
Katie, like whoafireflytrance on August 18th, 2004 10:56 am (UTC)
The 20 gig one is in stock but the 20 gig with the click wheel isn't..so I guess that's the kind we're getting? Or did it come back in stock just now?
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 18th, 2004 11:12 am (UTC)
It's w/ Click Wheel. 4th Generation. Yeah.
INSERT INFORMATION HEREparadoxx181 on August 18th, 2004 10:59 am (UTC)
i for one would like to welcome our new forum goon overlords
Ranagan_Labardinelabardine on August 18th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
We recently set up an LJ RP community, mind you we've all but abandoned it for a forumer.com forum, not because the LJ was bad, just because we're more used to forums. I figure once we get around into the ins and outs of it it will be used more.

LJ's useful in that it'll show up in your friends section and any replies in posts you make will show up in your inbox if you have that turned on. Moreover, if you need to screen members and posts for your community, you can.

What keeps us away from our LJ RP community is the seeming unwieldiness of it compared to a message board... That is if you're not used to them. Plus keeping track of RPs in entries might be a little tricky if you got a few RPs going on with 3 or more people in them apiece as any replies to the replies of your replies won't show up in your e-mail.

But if our forum goes bust or starts acting spamtastic as most 'free' forums are wont to do, we'll probably be more than happy to get over any humps in the LJ system.

Good luck to you two and however many others along for the ride.
Bradevilflatkiwi on August 18th, 2004 05:03 pm (UTC)
I'm interested!
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 19th, 2004 12:59 am (UTC)
We'll be starting up the RP community in a few days and you're more than welcome to join. It'd be awesome to have you along for the ride. :P
Laglisse on August 19th, 2004 01:00 am (UTC)
I'm interested in the RP thang. Woop.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 19th, 2004 01:15 am (UTC)
AWESOMES. And I just finished replying to everyone else who might have been interested.

Like the other replies said, it's in development right now and will be up in the next few days. In the meantime, think of a good fantasy-type character to roleplay as. :D
Laglisse on August 19th, 2004 01:21 am (UTC)
A voluptous mistress of the night alcoholic sex maniac.

...or not.