I find community to be overrated and underrated.
It’s overrated simply because of how people are doing things wrong. Currently there is the expectation of mandatory Discord servers. This screams, “I don’t want people with PTSD, anxiety disorders, or just introverts on my site.” This would be okay if many of these sites didn’t have mandatory “trigger warnings” (I put this in quotations as most sites don’t actually have trigger warnings, I’ll go into this with Safety). I’ve also foun
I’m combining day two and three prompts into a single topic. Risk and reward are why we do anything in life.
I’m very much an introvert like many in the rp world. It’s hard for me to put myself out there into the world even when I feel better doing so. Fear will cause me to get in my own way. Looking at the various threads on rp resource forums can make that worse. It’s often where people come as members, staff, or owners to vent. Suddenly, I develop new fears. The what ifs go throu
When it comes to planning an rp site, I have a philosophy that either you should come up with new and interesting lore or break down the reasons that prevent people from joining.
Ideally you should do both, but having unusual lore can often mean having more to read, which creates a barrier. I’m a strong believer when creating a site; you should have goals in mind beyond “I have some characters I want to play and a couple of ideas for a setting.” That’s a starting point, but not the e
Despite the fact that the amount of tabletop roleplaying I have been fortunate to experience can be counted on one hand, I follow what’s going on in that world closely. I look to it for ideas, concepts, and similarities in the socio-political sphere. Each year there is a prompt calendar in August for the tabletop roleplaying world to answer in whatever way they see fit. I’m rather quiet and being a new member of staff, I thought I would partake. It also helps promote my site I plan to open up af
I bought rpgs tabletop books called Cha’alt, which I can best summarize as a mix of Zardoz and Dune (at least before I can sit down and read it). If you’re familiar with other tabletop games, think Dark Sun, with a decent chance the Kool-Aid man will break out of a random wall that you’ll have to fight. It contains a massive black pyramid dungeon as it’s main centerpiece.
Here’s part of a review: “If anything, the “Hail Gonzo!” room perhaps best exemplifies the dungeon: There, a stat
Back in July of last year, I started playing The Sims 4 again. After Realm of Magic was released, I started playing and stayed playing and anyone that's ever played The Sims knows how hard it is to stay interested in it sometimes. Anyway, I got on this kick and I kept playing, and TLDR I'm still playing. LMAO I started formulating a story in my head based on the interactions between the Sims in the game and in November of 2019, this turned into Throw Me Away, a short quick Sims fic that I posted
It's been a while. Like a long while. Crap happened. Real life snuck up on me. Yeah. It snek.
I took a long break from Gaia (still debating changing its name, Hera and Ceres are on the table), and I came back to it and I'm sitting here like "what was I doing again?" Everyone should know by now about Salerno's new template system, and I keep saying that all it is is just rewriting the templates in the new language, I'm not even changing them that much, but that's kind of a lie. See, g
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Pro-Tip: Not knowing anything and realising that you don't is infinitely better than knowing a small amount of something and thinking you're tough shit. I promise you, if you recognise your own ignorance and embrace the opportunity to learn, you're already better than 98% of the end users people like myself have to deal with every day. I promise you.
And this can be extended to anything else. New RP genre you've never played
You know that feeling you get, when it's like "Gosh there's just really not enough hours in the day"? Yeah... I get that a lot anymore. I got curious, and did the maths; if I was making $5 an hour working on Gaia, mind you this is below minimum wage and I did absolutely nothing else, I'd have made $7,500 last month, having put in over 1,500 hours of work on it. I really wish those were made up numbers, I really do. xD So I thought to myself, okay, maybe it's time to take a break and do something
As most should be aware by now, I'm coding an entire software system geared specifically for role-play.
(If you didn't know, I guess you do now.)
I actually had it in my head for a long time. I remember posting on some odd resource site asking what features people wanted in their perfect RP software, to get ideas, but by now, I've long forgotten what was on that list. Frankly, oh well. The software's called Gaia (if you're interested in checking that out, there's a preview insta
I haven't really drawn or painted anything since late 2017 or something, but it always seems to be the Bleach site that makes me start drawing again. Thus, when it closed, I stopped drawing, and now that it's back... well, I'm drawing again. For a long, long time, I drew exactly like Kubo Tite (no shit), and unfortunately that kind of coloured my art style for the following ten years. Only real recently did I start managing to make my anime-style artwork look any different, more like mine, but I
So I just released ACM2 for 2.0 a while back. I actually didn't change much of anything, just adjusted some installation steps to account for:
The difference in syntax between SMF 2.1 and SMF 2.0;
The fact certain things that were in the templates are now in the source files, which thank you, gdi, bout fuggin time;
and this means, pretty much the ACM2 on SMF 2.0 now is the exact same one as the one on 2.1. ... like down to the templates. Which means some of the templates ar
A few days back, I closed In Populus Technology down. For those that don't know, that was my hosting and SMF theme/mod commission service, and it did quite well for several years, considering how few people actually use SMF for their role-playing sites nowadays. I realise, however, that I will be disappointing a few people when I say, I'm done. So this blog post is mostly to explain it to those that haven't pissed me off in some manner, so they understand why exactly I came to this decision. It
I am desperate. I don't know what to do anymore. It feels like talking to the walls... and I wonder what I have done so wrong in my childhood in order to deserve this at mature age. I wish that, as so many parenting books exist, how to make a stubborn child obey, eat or take medicine, it should also exist books how to take care of old parents. How to make a stubborn 89 years old eat, or take the medicines according to the posted schedule (and to my phone calls, because I never let it only to the
I wanted a place to brainstorm ideas. A lot of the concepts I touch on here are partially developed and will be part of a site I plan on opening. This is just barely scratching the surface, but hopefully it's an ok introduction with commentary!
I call it surreal, but mostly because the world functions very, very differently from our own.
Iluciya is a world concealed by The Barrier, locked away and ignorant of the forces beyond it. It is about half the size of
I finally broke the two-week or so streak of every piece of code I was writing during that time-frame working immediately, and caused a few errors today. Rofl. Mostly I've been bouncing back and forth between working on the Character Manager, and working on the theme orders I've got sitting in queue staring me down, but I keep taking minor breaks to go do RP posts. It seems kind of Wild that I'd be doing all this work for RP boards and then not RP? Like, I guess some people do, but it just seems
Like I always do, I decided to take a serious break this weekend and not code anything, and of course, like four hours into my break, I'm coding again. Rofl.
One time, I actually managed to code for about six months straight, pretty much. I'd wake up, eat something (maybe, if I was feeling kind to myself), and then get on the computer and start typing code, day in and day out. For months. I forgot Christmas existed because of that time-span, it was crazy. But apparently brain does an
I DO care about my site. I love it, and I am glad that our interactive swashbuckling story is already eight years old, and counting, and that I can also count on a few people since six- eight years ago. This is an important achievement.
BUT I DON'T CARE ANYMORE if some people think it's not active enough (it is, just way slower than it used to be). I don't care if those newer members decide suddenly a long time investment isn't worth and they leave. I had to accept the idea that the
Unfortnately, due to Icyboards closing, I do not know if I will be continuing with Legends of Arda. What is certain is that it will take longer than anticipated if I continue with it at all. On top of this, I have unexpected RL issues to deal with and as such this site is not my priorty right now. The RL issues are more problematic than Icyboards closing, so if it was just that, it would only be an inconvenience. However, I do play LOTRO ON Evernight, and if you want to play in a fellowship or j
It is nothing new that the world is functioning upside down in various aspects of life. Why not in the writing realm too? 😢
As you know already, and as you can see from the blog image, I have published three novels up to now. Two others and a short stories anthology will follow soon, almost certainly all three to appear this year. I published with small indie presses, because this is what I have the possibility in the current book market conditions. Many writers more seasoned than me
Character Name: Agostina Vaide Vitalia Scordato
Nicknames: Stina, Double V, V
Date of Birth: May 31, 1985
Occupation: Heist Coordinator, Security, Enforcer
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Playby: Dana DeLorenzo
Places For This Character: Modern Fantasy, Cyberpunk
1. Sex (With Friends)
3. Getting High
Gather round my friends for a tail of woe! A tail that will frighten the very fur from your hides for it reminds us all of the sacred, nay, profane! road that carries cats between life and death.
Imagine if you will a young kitten. She is a brave thing, with her white fur divided like continents by masses of brown and tan. She is a kitten with eyes that sit quite close to her nose, giving her a decidedly cross eyed appearance. This kitten, she knows that the drive yard, the trees, th
Since I talk about them so much...
Allow me to present: My lizards!
Nicknames: Testicle, Ballsack, Carrot
He is a grump. Norbert knows only hate. All he does is glare and occasionally hisses when you pick him up. He is the most dominant of the lizards and head bobs at everything, including anyone with a beard. But he loves me. And apparently no one else. He's perfectly content to sit on my lap and be comfort
Belated huggles and loves and good vibes to you! And don’t quit because of someone’s poorly trained crotchgoblin. 😜 You’re a wonderful writer and I know first hand how passionate you are about your Embers.
Yup! It's so bad. I honestly also think the best thing we can do is try and figure out how to make aeroplanes less dependent on fossil fuels. That article you linked mentioned it kind of but didn't outright say it. But aside from private jets there are dozens of planes flying all the time and Idk why we haven't focused more on their impact on the environment and making them more green.
Basically. I can live with pretty much anything, I just don't. I'm sure eventually the ATLA site wi
That's 585 exploitative individuals who probably think of themselves as self made and that anyone can do it (so they're delusional as well).
It's funny, board software is like a tool. You define what you want it to do and then you decide the software. Jcink is your, I just want new topics and add reply software, I don't want anything else option.
The forum in my sig is jcink, picked because we needed nothing special and I wanted my coadmin to be confident with the softwar