Farewells

Mar. 5th, 2015 01:07 pm
professorwolf: (gentleman)
[personal profile] professorwolf
This was really hard to do, since I've been here from the very beginning, but I'm finally bowing out. I just can't really keep up anymore. Lyall will be losing his echoes and become a bit baffled by how famous he is, but he'll definitely be an off-screen Numbered ally. If anybody needs him for anything, just send me a PM.

I'll miss all the crazy shenanigans here, and any friends who want to keep me about on plurk of course are welcome to <3 It's been an awesome few years, and I wish the rest of the game the best!

~Gail / Lyall-mun
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[personal profile] theearth
Hey everyone, a reminder that the February Activity Check is still ongoing, and all characters who aren't checked in by the time it's over (by the end of the 7th) will be removed. This is your only warning!

Please make your check-ins on the original post and not here, so we can keep track of things. If there's an error like a journal being listed in the warning list when they were checked in, however, go ahead and poke here! Please do not notify us if you see a dropped character on the warning list, we know there are some. That said, if you haven't checked in yet and are not listed here, please check if you're on the taken post and notify us if you are not.

The following journals have a valid hiatus for January, and should check in on the AC post: Here. )

Warning list
Characters who have not yet been accounted for must check in before the end of the 7th and either post activity or take a strike, or will be swept from the game. Their journals can be found below: Here. )

Drop

Feb. 28th, 2015 07:38 pm
dominateartimus: (Watch me fall apart)
[personal profile] dominateartimus
Hello everyone, Joc here. I've been struggling to be active lately (most of it is my fault due to dealing with some personal problems) and actually planned to drop a few months earlier, but I hung in there as long as I could. That being said, I'll be dropping the game and Xander will be moving back to Minneapolis after settling a few things in Locke.

Thanks for having me and I enjoyed my time being here. Good luck with the end-game.
hustru: (what to say?)
[personal profile] hustru
As many have probably heard, I'm dropping Thorir. He already lost his echoes around the middle of the month, but he left himself extensive notes so he has at least a good idea of most things that he learned about his former self and of what happened in the year that he was numbered. He's back in Locke, back at 2m, and will try to pick up where he left off and remain an ally.

I might app someone new when I return from hiatus. But who knows, for now I'm down to a tall nation and her dog. Speaking of whom: Siiri and Floweregg will be on autopilote and hiatus throughout March. I'm doing a very intense internship in a place with shitty internet opportunities so I won't be on enough for RP.
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[personal profile] theearth
Activity check will remain open through March 7th. Only activity from February 1st through February 31st will be acceptable.

You require three threads with different characters, of which the shortest should be 3 long or 5 short comments in length. The other two threads must be longer than that.
In case that more than one thread only reaches the bare minimum length, bolster threads (which may be with repeat characters) can be used to make up for the shortness. Alternatively they can be used to prove that one is worthy of leniency because of special circumstances (due to none of the threads having been dropped by oneself/to avoid swiping/etc). A bolster thread must be at least two long or three short comments in length.

• All characters must also have a link to some sort of "How's My Driving"/crit post in addition to their info/Echoes post. While there's no other requirements (such as allowing anonymous posting or logging IP addresses), comments do need to be enabled.

• If your character was accepted during this last month/activity cycle, you need only to check them in with their name/journal/info post/HMD, and do not have to fill out the three thread links and activity summary sections.

• If your character has an announced hiatus of a week or more in length for this month, this may be used instead of providing activity. Please use the regular form up to and including the activity summary, and then instead of providing threads link us to your hiatus comment on the hiatus post. A hiatus is not valid before the day on which the hiatus comment was submitted to the hiatus post; you may not call retroactive hiatuses - a hiatus called on the 9th which runs from the 5th to the 12th will not cover you for AC, as we'll only count the 9th-12th. But you can of course submit your hiatus comment for the 5th-12th on the 1st.

The only players/characters that are exempt from posting to the hiatus are those who are currently on hiatus throughout the full AC period, though we appreciate it if you do; if such a hiatus covers enough of the AC month, they will be assumed to have used a hiatus, if it does not, they will be assumed to have requested a strike for it. If you have special circumstances and need to provide your activity after the 7th, please speak to the mod processing AC (Mark).
Please note that using a hiatus instead of providing full activity two months in a row will constitute a strike, which will stay in place for four months (you can, however, use a hiatus the month after you took a strike); we therefore encourage players who have sufficient activity to post it to submit it even if they have a valid hiatus.

• If your character does not meet activity requirements and is not covered by a hiatus, you may opt to take a strike for them by replying here. Characters with an existing strike who then qualify for another will be removed from the game, and cannot be apped in again until their initial strike has expired. However, again, each strike only lasts four months before being reset. For example, a character who has a strike from December will need to have activity or a declared hiatus each month up to and including April's activity check.
If you will be late posting to AC or claiming a strike, please notify the mod processing AC (Mark) - however, keep in mind that you will still be required to check in to the post itself, using the regular form up to and including "Activity Summary". Current characters on strike can be found here.

• Another player may provide activity for another (for example, in the case of broken computers/sickness/etc.), as long as permission is given.

Please fill out the following form and add it into a new comment.
Player Section (Paste once.)

Activity Section (Paste once per character. Do not alter the form. When using a hiatus/taking a strike, please use the form up to and including "Activity Summary" and then link us to your hiatus comment or tell us that you wish to take a strike in lieu of the threads. If you are new, use the form up to and including "Link to HMD".)


What can I use?- FAQ:
• All threads in [community profile] savetheearth or IC inboxes can be used.
• You may use up to one inbox thread as activity proof. Up to one "bolster thread" can be an inbox thread as well. (Bolster thread: If you feel that your three threads are not enough, you may provide up to two more ("bolster threads"), both of which can be with a character who is the same as in one of the first three linked threads. If more than one thread only barely meets our minimum requirements, bolstering threads are required.)
• Threads can all be from the same entry (for example if your character made a network post, started a log or you were involved in a party log).
• Threads can have been originally started before the month's start. However, at least two threads provided must have been started during the actual month in question, and all threads must have sufficient activity within the cycle duration. Please also refrain from using the same thread for AC more than once.


Characters that cannot use a hiatus this month due to having used one last month are:

dominateartimus
detectivetroll
professorwolf
elfstoned: (futuristic lover)
[personal profile] elfstoned
Okay, coolkids, for those of you who don't know yet, LSR CLINIC WILL BE CLOSING THIS WEEK.

IC, it's because Aaron has made deals with local gangs to provide confidential healthcare for free in order to ensure his clinic remains neutral, and has been uncooperative with the police in the past. When the police came in and cracked down on said gangs, some of the arrested pointed fingers at Aaron, saying he wasn't any better than they were, and making claims about Dr. Strider selling drugs (true, but outdated) and killing people on a gang's payroll in the back room of that clinic (utterly false). There will be a warrant for his arrest, which will be coincidentally timed with his Echoing back of Aragorn's appearance, and thanks to a deep-seated mistrust of the police and an AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT judgment call, Aaron will dodge the warrant and do his best to disappear. The police will make it clear: either the clinic opens without him or it opens not at all.

OOC, I want to get him more involved in plot, make him less tied down to the Locke location, and also destroy his past six years of work. :D


What you need to know:

The media WILL get hold of this story and break it on February 26th. Local papers in Locke City will call Dr. Strider all kinds of sensationalist names, and it will be no secret that the police believe gang hits were taking place in that clinic. The kinder headlines will be along the lines of:
"CHARITY CLINIC ACTUALLY A FRONT FOR GANG VIOLENCE, POLICE SAY"
"LOCAL DOCTOR ON GANG PAYROLL"
The unkinder ones say things like
"LOCKE CITY'S OWN HANNIBAL LECTER OPERATING OUT OF SOUTH SIDE CLINIC"
"DR. SHANKER POSSIBLY USING NUMBER POWERS TO ELUDE CAPTURE"

...and yes all right maybe that last article uses the words Shanker Longshanks, if that's what the people want. If it's in there, it's a nickname given to him by a disgruntled, anti-numbers ex-employee. That employee mentions seeing half a sword around the clinic, that Strider employed people in unstable situations so he could take advantage of them and make them work for free, and that Julien Sakazaki, a well-known Numbered with a particularly gruesome transformation, used to work there. The source is unnamed, but has nothing nice to say.

Aaron Strider will disappear for a few days. He'll be hitting up Lazarus for a fake ID, but other than that, no one will know where his is until the first week of March. Then, he'll send a message to some of the people he knows. If you think he would send you a message, whether because he knows you or because you frequent the clinic and he'd like to set things straight, let me know in the comments. He has handwaved CR here, and I don't want to miss anybody.
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[personal profile] theearth
PLOTTING POST

This format of plot post is designed for players to ask questions and find ways to influence the plot. Be bold and ask what you can or can't do; the worst that can happen is that we will say no. As plots in Save the Earth are not self resolving nor on a time limit they can evolve in many ways. Although some potential outcomes are given, they are little more than suggestion and can be changed by character action. What role you take is up to you.

The post is also open for players to plot and coordinate between one another.

My pony is over the ocean )
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[personal profile] goldenflames
I've never quite managed to hit my stride with Yelena, so she's being dropped.

Luckily, she's left herself a few notes just in case. She'll be losing all her echoes and fading into the background, but she'll still be a friend of the Numbered and living in Locke... and available for NPCing.

Emi's still here, no worries.
theearth: (Default)
[personal profile] theearth
This post wants to do two things: Give players additional information about Neuschwanstein, and gather additional information so we are all on the same page about what happened in Lapland. There's also a few other minor things which are nonetheless important.

As all plot post, however, it is also designed for players to ask questions and find ways to influence the plot. Be bold and ask what you can or can't do; the worst that can happen is that we will say no. As plots in Save the Earth are not self resolving nor on a time limit they can evolve in many ways. Although some potential outcomes are given, they are little more than suggestion and can be changed by character action. What role you take is up to you.

The post is also open for players to plot and coordinate between one another.

Let's look back and walk forward. )
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[personal profile] theearth
With the media starting to play a larger role, the purpose of this post is to be a digest and master post for everything that the media (newspapers, radio, TV, internet, etc) have said and will say. This includes content created by both players and mods, regardless of if it stems from numbered and their allies, their opponents, or neutral third sources.

Singing the song of who-knows-what )
theearth: (Default)
[personal profile] theearth
This post is here both as a FAQ and for people to use it to coordinate their doppelgängers with people who want to run into them.

What is a doppelgänger?
They look exactly like the originals, they have the exact same powers and even the soul/aura/etc is an exact copy of that of the original. Their behaviour and actions however are the exact opposite of the original's powers/actions. If they have the original's memories is up to the player - they can have all of them, only some of them, or none of them.

Where can they be found?
Primarily the Neuschwanstein Area! Some of them may do short trips to other locations if they have a strong incentive to go there, but return quickly. They can use the teleporter.

What do they do?
Mostly, they are around and do the things that they want. They are more likely to be found near the castle, and at least a few will always hang out in the courtyard or, once the castle closes for the night, on the street leading up to it. They do not require sleep.

Who plays them?
The player of the original!

Coordination
This one is fairly straightforward. You'll find a form below in which you can describe what your character(s)'s doppelgänger is like. Other people who're interested in running into them can then hit up your comment and you can plot away.



Example:
Character: Bob & journal
Doppelgänger description: Bob's original is super chipper and excitable, much unlike the stoic Bob. He will hug everyone and try to convince numbered, no matter what age, to get on the next playground and play. He'll mostly be found in the Austrian boundaries, but sometimes takes trips to Christmas Island and Locke to buy sweets with money that he steals through pickpocketing.


Answers to questions asked by players
> Doppels can access the network! To make matters worse, they use a number that is indistinguishable from the original's, so private messages will go to both original and doppel. Numbered can see what their doppels wrote/reply to them and the other way around.
> Doppelgängers don't know that they're copies or why they are there; the memories of their reincarnated lives are a bit like dreams to them, as real or unreal as echo memories are to the individual in question. It is up to the doppel how they interpret that state of being.
> If the original receives an ability/physical change/etc after the doppelgänger's creation, the doppel will receive the "update" at the exact same moment. Memory-updates are up to the player.
> Up to two threads played with the doppelganger will count towards AC.
> How long the doppelgangers as a group will stick around is up to player action - they will vanish when/if their centre is destroyed; the individual doppelgangers however are as mortal as the originals - so unless the original is immortal, they can be killed by normal means.
> If a character has a doppelganger in canon, encountering a doppel in StE can of course cause recurrence echoes. The StE-doppel can however not have memories/abilities/etc of the canon-doppel that the StE-character doesn't have, as the StE-doppel is a doppelganger of the reincarnated StE-character and not a reincarnation of their canon-doppel.
> No matter how strong the incentive for a doppel is to stay in a different location, doppels will feel obliged to spend at least a couple of hours per day within a short distance of Neuschwanstein Castle. They will not stay permanently in any of the other locations.
> Characters can talk to/encounter their doppelgängers, but a thread with "oneself" won't count towards AC unless at least every second comment is from another player.
starlightheart: (i'll help you)
[personal profile] starlightheart
Alas!

Poor Natalie never quite hit her stride, even for as long as I had her here. Thus, she's been dropped (along with the rest of the Nanoha cast), and has obtained a teaching job out west to move on with her life. She's left herself with enough notes to explain the oddities in her life the last year, but otherwise it can be assumed her echoes began fading heavily towards the beginning of January.

Still around with Lily and Saretha for the long haul, of course~
theearth: (Default)
[personal profile] theearth
Hey everyone, a reminder that the January Activity Check is still ongoing, and all characters who aren't checked in by the time it's over (by the end of the 7th) will be removed. This is your only warning!

Please make your check-ins on the original post and not here, so we can keep track of things. If there's an error like a journal being listed in the warning list when they were checked in, however, go ahead and poke here! Please do not notify us if you see a dropped character on the warning list, we know there are some. That said, if you haven't checked in yet and are not listed here, please check if you're on the taken post and notify us if you are not.

The following journals have a valid hiatus for December, and should check in on the AC post: Here. )

Warning list
Characters who have not yet been accounted for must check in before the end of the 7th and either post activity or take a strike, or will be swept from the game. Their journals can be found below: Here. )
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[personal profile] theearth
Announcement: Location Voting is closed! The new echo locations that will appear before the game ends have been decided. They are;

•Galápagos Islands
•London, UK
•Amazonas near Santarém, Brazil
•Tokyo, Japan

Be on the lookout for future announcements regarding these locations!



***For January, You may use up to two fourth wall threads as examples of activity!***

Activity check will remain open through February 7th. Only activity from January 1st through January 31st will be acceptable.

You require three threads with different characters, of which the shortest should be 3 long or 5 short comments in length. The other two threads must be longer than that.
In case that more than one thread only reaches the bare minimum length, bolster threads (which may be with repeat characters) can be used to make up for the shortness. Alternatively they can be used to prove that one is worthy of leniency because of special circumstances (due to none of the threads having been dropped by oneself/to avoid swiping/etc). A bolster thread must be at least two long or three short comments in length.

• All characters must also have a link to some sort of "How's My Driving"/crit post in addition to their info/Echoes post. While there's no other requirements (such as allowing anonymous posting or logging IP addresses), comments do need to be enabled.

• If your character was accepted during this last month/activity cycle, you need only to check them in with their name/journal/info post/HMD, and do not have to fill out the three thread links and activity summary sections.

• If your character has an announced hiatus of a week or more in length for this month, this may be used instead of providing activity. Please use the regular form up to and including the activity summary, and then instead of providing threads link us to your hiatus comment on the hiatus post. A hiatus is not valid before the day on which the hiatus comment was submitted to the hiatus post; you may not call retroactive hiatuses - a hiatus called on the 9th which runs from the 5th to the 12th will not cover you for AC, as we'll only count the 9th-12th. But you can of course submit your hiatus comment for the 5th-12th on the 1st.

The only players/characters that are exempt from posting to the hiatus are those who are currently on hiatus throughout the full AC period, though we appreciate it if you do; if such a hiatus covers enough of the AC month, they will be assumed to have used a hiatus, if it does not, they will be assumed to have requested a strike for it. If you have special circumstances and need to provide your activity after the 7th, please speak to the mod processing AC (Mark).
Please note that using a hiatus instead of providing full activity two months in a row will constitute a strike, which will stay in place for four months (you can, however, use a hiatus the month after you took a strike); we therefore encourage players who have sufficient activity to post it to submit it even if they have a valid hiatus.

• If your character does not meet activity requirements and is not covered by a hiatus, you may opt to take a strike for them by replying here. Characters with an existing strike who then qualify for another will be removed from the game, and cannot be apped in again until their initial strike has expired. However, again, each strike only lasts four months before being reset. For example, a character who has a strike from December will need to have activity or a declared hiatus each month up to and including April's activity check.
If you will be late posting to AC or claiming a strike, please notify the mod processing AC (Mark) - however, keep in mind that you will still be required to check in to the post itself, using the regular form up to and including "Activity Summary". Current characters on strike can be found here.

• Another player may provide activity for another (for example, in the case of broken computers/sickness/etc.), as long as permission is given.

Please fill out the following form and add it into a new comment.
Player Section (Paste once.)

Activity Section (Paste once per character. Do not alter the form. When using a hiatus/taking a strike, please use the form up to and including "Activity Summary" and then link us to your hiatus comment or tell us that you wish to take a strike in lieu of the threads. If you are new, use the form up to and including "Link to HMD".)


What can I use?- FAQ:
• All threads in [community profile] savetheearth or IC inboxes can be used.
• You may use up to one inbox thread as activity proof. Up to one "bolster thread" can be an inbox thread as well. (Bolster thread: If you feel that your three threads are not enough, you may provide up to two more ("bolster threads"), both of which can be with a character who is the same as in one of the first three linked threads. If more than one thread only barely meets our minimum requirements, bolstering threads are required.)
• Threads can all be from the same entry (for example if your character made a network post, started a log or you were involved in a party log).
• Threads can have been originally started before the month's start. However, at least two threads provided must have been started during the actual month in question, and all threads must have sufficient activity within the cycle duration. Please also refrain from using the same thread for AC more than once.


Characters that cannot use a hiatus this month due to having used one last month are:

mood2wiingiing
greenisthenewblack

Drop

Jan. 28th, 2015 09:57 pm
gobybessie: (→28)
[personal profile] gobybessie
Hello, STE.

I've been thinking about dropping for several months now, and while I have bursts of productivity I've decided it's time to just rip off the bandaid. I really wanted to make it to endgame, but I have to face the fact that since moving to Japan I just haven't had as much time as I did before the summer. I haven't done any echoes or anything in ages so I feel I simply aren't taking advantage of the fantastic game functions.

He'll be losing his echoes, which means he'll be going back to how he looked before at [personal profile] dododo. He's left notes for himself, so he will still know about the network and will be on their side, and will still be working at the clinic. If you'd like to OOCly discuss anything with me for any reason, shoot me a PM either here or at the other journal. Doesn't matter.

I feel kinda sad for not following up on the legal business because that was one thing I was genuinely excited about. If anyone feels like picking that up, I can fill you in on what small progress I DID manage to make.

Also, if there are any threads you really want to continue, please tell me here! There are a few I intend to try to keep up for a while longer, but. Yes.

It's been an amazing time. Thanks for everything, guys. Good luck with the endgame! I hope you have a blast.
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[personal profile] bythewaves
/slides in here hi hi I'm Bookworm or Tea, and I come to you with Liam Benedict's father, the eccentric filthy rich artist and almost hippy Arnold Benedict... who was, in a past life, one Makalaure "Maglor" Canafinwe, the second of Feanor's infamous seven sons... who er. may have killed just about all Legolas' senior relatives.

Y E P.

Far too much information about Mags is available on his app, if anyone feels like wading through loads and loads of information, but basically Mags is the Emoest elf you ever met - he was emo before you humans thought it was cool. Arnold on the other hand... is about the happiest person you will ever meet. Also ditzy. But he loves his family a lot (some things don't change) and is here basically to make sure Liam doesn't kill himself. yes.

I hate doing intros.

I can be PM'd on Mags' account or reach me on plurk at [plurk.com profile] bookwormfaith
solvethepuzzle: (Playthings)
[personal profile] solvethepuzzle



Okay, he's only one out of the three right now, but things happen, right?

So this is Misty, player of our resident Hitsugaya, bringing in . . . another smart, emotionally repressed young fellow with white hair. These types ping me on purpose, I swear. This is Near (AKA Nate River) from Death Note, reincarnated as a poor soul named Nathan Brooks.

In canon, he's a brilliant but co-dependent detective with a lot of odd behaviours and a quiet confidence about him. Here, however, he's a young man with a very bad history, serious anxiety issues, and is struggling to get by on his own. So he surely needs to suddenly get memories of chasing a supernatural serial killer, right? Right. His info post is here and his full app is here. (Content warning for non-graphically-described child abuse applies for his reincarnated history.)

I'm bringing him in from having been in the 4th Wall, so he's got four Echoes already; he's been getting them since November, but this shit is scary and dangerous and he's been avoiding it. Sorry, Nathan. Looks like you can't anymore. Super happy to get him in here and see how he develops.

For those that don't have me on there yet, my plurk is at [plurk.com profile] cloudyskies, and is the best way to get ahold of me for plotting.
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[personal profile] arrowpoint
Five more locations will appear before this game ends, and four of them are up to your vote! Most of what you can find below was suggested by you, the players; the three bottom options of A and the three bottom options of C were added by Kira-mod to supply a few more options. Every player gets one vote for each location, so a total of four.

Please cast your vote as soon as possible; the official cut-off date is the 30th, and the poll will be closed sometime during the 31st of January.


Poll #16384 Location Voting
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 22

Location A (Equator)

Galápagos Islands
10 (50.0%)

Kiribati
0 (0.0%)

Singapore and a small part of Sumatra, Indonesia
6 (30.0%)

Maledives
4 (20.0%)

Location B (Capitals)

Bucharest, Romania
2 (10.0%)

London, UK
7 (35.0%)

Taipei, Taiwan
1 (5.0%)

Hanoi, Vietnam
0 (0.0%)

Paris, France
6 (30.0%)

Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 (20.0%)

Location C (Arabian Peninsula, Africa, South America)

Al Khor, Qatar
2 (9.5%)

Doha, Qatar
3 (14.3%)

Georgetown, Guyana
0 (0.0%)

Middle of the desert, Saudi Arabia
5 (23.8%)

Amazonas near Santarém, Brazil
6 (28.6%)

Mt Kenya National Park
5 (23.8%)

Location D (Asia)

Tokyo, Japan
9 (42.9%)

Hong Kong, China
2 (9.5%)

Seoul, Korea
1 (4.8%)

Lake Suwa, Japan
4 (19.0%)

Yatsugatake mountains, Japan
4 (19.0%)

Sekigahara, Japan
1 (4.8%)

elfstoned: (Default)
[personal profile] elfstoned
hi guys

guess who's got his echoes back



So I'm Krystal, and I'm the crustiest oldbie you ever did see, bringing everyone's favorite prodigal pot doctor back.

Here's what you need to know:
-Dr. Aaron Strider has been married to his job run a charity clinic on the wrong side of the tracks for years.
-He got Echoes about two years ago, then lost them in December 2013. The clinic has remained open in his hands through that time, and has always been friendly to the Numbered.
-He comes off as slightly kind of needlessly creepy, but is actually one of the more standup guys you will ever meet.
-He used to sell pot.
-Info post is here.

Feel free to assume your character knows him! If you want to hash out backstory, whether it's your character having visited the clinic before or knowing him from his time traveling around the world or in the military, feel free to hit me up here, in a PM, or on plurk with an idea of the general impression he's gotten of your character! He might even have sold you weed. That shit stopped for good a year ago, but it was definitely a thing.

So yes! I am back, and my long-term plans for him involve destroying his life's work. :'D I've been planning for him to get in trouble with the law for some time, so the clinic may either not be around or not be in his hands much longer. That way, he'll be less tied to Locke and freer to move around with the plot. He'll also be Echoing back his canon appearance soon, castmates, so if you're interested in playing with that, it'll happen.

Please do add me on plurk -- that's the easiest way for me to plot, though PMs work too. Looking forward to playing with all of you!
gobybessie: (→66)
[personal profile] gobybessie
Hey, all! Sorry for my kind of fail in keeping up since my move. Even though I would have been able to find enough time with enough motivaton, I ran into a wall of lack of motivation and general RP burnout, it seems. I've been a little better in this game than my other ones because I've kind of been focusing on solely this one to make up for the fail that was the summer (wow last year was kinda bad overall).

But overall, I think I should be fine now!

I'll be focusing on just getting back on the ball of new things but I do intend to get to my backtags. I don't know how long that'll take, though, and if you feel any of them have taken too long, just don't answer. No hard feelings. :|b