I fucking hate being called pet names so fucking don't okay? Your shit will go in the trash if you do it. Please and god damn thank you.
DO YOU TALK TO YOUR PARENTS WITH THAT MOUTH?
A few years ago, I was part of a lovely rp you might remember as elysiumisland. Their main plot was about an island that was considered paradise. It was a safe haven for mutants that were seeking safety from the mutants on the Mainland. Another large part of their plot was the divide between the “good” and the “corrupt” mutants. The Good half believed that humans were equal and strives to bridge the gap between mutants and humans to reach peace. The Corrupt half however considered themselves superior to humans and wanted to displace them from power.
Now today I found an RP with a very similar plot. Their plot is about a mutant island that is a sanctuary to mutants with a divide between Peaceful and Righteous mutants, much like the plot of Elysium. And as if that wasn’t fishy enough, I noticed that it was run by one of Elysium’s old members.
I’ve messaged them and they’ve refused to respond so I’ve decided to go public with this information.
preterislandrp is a ripoff of elysiumisland. They may not have taken the work word for word, but they did steal the bare bones of another RP and are trying to call it their own. They have slightly reworded almost everything they have and it’s an insult to the original RP and Admins. One of the admins [ cecaelias ] copyrighted the content of the original RP before it closed and is looking into taking legal action if the RP is not taken down.
Please reblog this to spread the word. Please do not join preterisland, an RP that has stolen someone else’s plot and ideas.
I follow FYRPA because I secretly hate her and hope to see her dropped into an aquarium filled with lemonade and famished piranhas. You caught me.
Now that I’ve worked my sarcasm muscle in lieu of leg day, let me make something very clear: If I follow someone, it is because I like and respect their blog, both for content and how they handle running it. If I follow someone, my blog probably isn’t the place to come shit on them.
FYRPA is very knowledgeable and experienced regarding roleplay and the fact that she is adamant about laws and roleplay conduct does not make her “pretentious.” Disagreeing with someone does not make them pretentious. The fact that that someone has a large amount of followers and likely receives a lot of the same questions and has a resource list to find the answer you may be looking for doesn’t make them pretentious for not answering. They’re also not pretentious if they don’t talk to you in “fluffy cuddly wuddly” talk like you’re some kind of toddler.
It’s a sad fact that when a blog (or even just a person in general) gains a large following, they’re bound to be on the receiving end of someone else’s dissatisfaction. The reality is no one can please everyone and FYRPA is someone who recognizes that and continues to do what she enjoys regardless of other people’s opinions. That’s maturity and that is respectable.
If you don’t like FYRPA or her posts, no one is forcing you to follow her. If you don’t like other people reblogging from them, you can resolve this easily with the blacklist feature on xkit.
TL;DR DON’T COME INTO MY INBOX LOOKING TO SHIT ON PEOPLE. THIS IS THE LAST QUESTION OF THIS TYPE THAT I WILL REPLY TO.
Below the cut are 65 gifs of the talented and amazing Alfie Enoch, known for his roles in the Harry Potter films and How to Get Away With Murder among other acting roles. Enjoy!
DISCLAIMER: None of these gifs are mine and all credit goes to their original creators. If you would like me to remove any of these gifs, message me off-anon and I will remove them.
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How’s it? I’m back on the hunt for a coadmin since the wheels fell off with the last one. This time I’m being much more particular about what I’m looking for.
What do I need from you? A right hand man, basically. I will handle the tedious tasks like admin checks and advertising, but I need you to be around and dependable in the event that I’m unavailable. Specifically I’m looking for a partner who:
- recognizes the importance of diversity and representation
- don’t take no shit from no one
- helps enrich the in-character environment with tasks and events.
- understands what it means to lead by example
- can tolerate my brusque, curt personality…
If you’ve been following this blog for any length, you’re probably aware that I’m not a coddler. I don’t buy into that “fuzzy wuzzy cutie patootie” baby names bullshit. You’re also probably aware that I can be crass one minute and professional the next. It depends on the importance of what I’m trying to say. This means I handle my roleplays professionally and expect the same of any coadmin.
You’ll need to have a backbone when it comes to anon pissing and moaning about non-white faces, FCs that “don’t have enough gifs,” and griping about wanting more cis characters. This roleplay won’t be around to cater to them, nor will it perpetuate their narrow wants. If someone can’t be creative enough to w r i t e without relying on gifs, they’re not up to this roleplay’s skill level. You have to be prepared and capable of upholding these standards.
Still here? Good. Here comes a vague rundown of the plot because I don’t need any unoriginal shit-dicks pilfering my plot before I get to launch.
- Reality-based. This means no magic or superheroes and definitely no werewolves. The plot is very reality based and caters to a diverse cast of 21-45 year olds dealing with realistic, adult problems.
- Small town.
- Para based, but will allow gif/icon chats that break the ice or develop into paras.
If you’re still here and interested, the coadmin application is under the readmore. Serious applications only.
So you’re writing your story, and your characters are getting really emotional—yelling, screaming, crying, overreacting. It’s turning into a soap opera. And then you stop and wonder, “Is this melodramatic?”That happened to me once. Thankfully it was just a first draft.Melodrama is defined as “exaggerated emotion.” Alright. But what exactly is exaggerated emotion? I wondered, how do I know when the emotion is exaggerated? Because my characters are dealing with some emotional situations right now.Well, I realized melodrama is like this:Event < Emotional ReactionThe event is less than the emotional reaction of the character, meaning, the character is overreacting, over-emotional to the situation. In my case, my characters were kicking and screaming because another character looked at them funny (okay, it wasn’t that bad, but you get the idea). Having someone look at you funny doesn’t merit a temper tantrum.Looked at you funny < Temper tantrum = MelodramaI realized I was running into these melodramatic problems because the event wasn’t strong enough to hold the story on it’s own. The plot wasn’t strong enough. So, I was trying to make it better, more interesting, by amplifying my characters’ reaction to it. Bad idea.Instead, I needed to go to the root of the problem, to what elicits emotion: the event. I needed to revamp the plot and make the plot better, so it’s stabilized.Event = Emotional ReactionUnfortunately, that’s a lot harder. But it also makes your story a lot better.Now, if you want to take it to the next level, and make your story and characters even stronger, you try this:Event > Emotional ReactionWhen the event is greater than your characters’ emotional response, it makes your character appear stronger and makes him more likable. Readers see how tough he is. But it does more than that, it puts the responsibility of emotional reaction on the reader. The reader gets to make up the difference, to equalize it. I can’t explain scientifically how this work, but it does. Read this post to get what I’m saying.When the characters’ emotional reactions are less than the event, it has a greater impact on the reader. When I started watching 24, I definitely did not expect to cry in it. The first time it happened, I was surprised, but the second and third? I’ve never cried in a thriller! It’s because the writers of 24 followed this rule, and the show is stronger because of it.One of the problems with being melodramatic is that you can’t jump over the “emotional response bar” you’ve set for yourself when a bigger, more serious event hits. If my character is kicking and screaming because someone looked at her funny, than how on earth, as a writer, am I going to have her react when she finds out her son has cancer? I already used her kicking and screaming card…and yet, I need to top that because her son having cancer is more serious than someone looking at her funny. What does she do? Kick and scream more? I don’t have a higher emotional response to build up to! I used it already.
ExceptionsThe emotional response, of course, depends on the character. Is your character supposed to be melodramatic? Is that part of his personality? Than have him be melodramatic. In my story, I have a character who tries to manipulate others. One way she doesn’t this is by emotionally overreacting to things to get people to feel bad for her, so melodrama is fine, because she’s faking it.Not all characters are tough. That might be part of a character arc. They learn to become tough throughout the story. Their emotional reaction might be equal to the event. That’s okay.
Misguided EmotionsLooked at me Funny < ScreamingMelodrama, right?Yeah, unless the screaming is misguided. People get in heated arguments all the time about petty things—but often it’s actually not the petty things that are spurring the argument. It might be Jessica’s husband’s infidelity that actually spurs her to scream at him for leaving the toilet seat up. Often when people are really upset, especially over a long period of time, they’re indirect about their feelings. They get in arguments about things that don’t really matter, and avoid discussing the root of the problem.Husband’s infidelity —> + Toilet Seat up = ScreamingThat’s not melodrama… as long as it’s clear to your reader what’s really going on.And there you have it. To get rid of melodrama, get to the root of the problem.
- List of alcoholic beverages
- Beer list, beer, beer brands, most popular beers
- Red wine, red wine 2, redwine 3, most expensive red wines
- White wine, white wine 2, white wine 3
- Whiskey vs. whisky, whisky cocktails, whisky cocktails 2, whisky brands
- Vodka, vodka brands, vodka recipes, vodka recipes 2
- Champagne, champagne 2, champagne brands, New Year’s champagne, champagne vs. sparkling wine
- Martinis, martinis 2, classic martini, martini guide
- Cocktails, cocktails 2, cocktails 3, 60s cocktails, most popular cocktails, Asian cocktails
- Highballs and tall drinks
- Lowball and on the rocks drinks
- Sours and tropical drinks
- Shooters and shots
- Hot drinks, wine cocktails, and stick drinks
- Medieval drinks, medieval drinks 2, medieval drinks 3
- 1920s drinks, 20s cocktails 1, 20s cocktails 2, 20s cocktails 3
- Wild West drinks 1, Wild West drinks 2
- Chinese drinks, sake, soju, Asian beer guide
- How to mix drinks, mixology 2, mixology 3
- Glassware, glassware 2, glassware pictures
- Being a bartender
- Bartender schools
- Bar equipment
- Drink measurements
- What’s Hot 2013 Bar Survey
- Liquors behind the counter (modest and advanced, advanced 2)
- Wine/food and food/wine coordinator
- Bartending terminology, bartending glossary
- Bar name generator, tavern name generator, saloon names, speakeasy names
- Minimum legal drinking age in different countries, minimum age 2
- Laws regarding drinking (US, US Las Vegas, Europe 1 and Europe 2, Canada, Australia)
- Minimum age to serve alcohol
- US Prohibition, Prohibition glossary, speakeasies
- Slang terms for alcohol
- National liquors
- Find a drink
- 9 weirdest alcoholic drinks
- Alcoholic consumption per capita
- Top bar/pub chains (USA, Britain, Australia)
- Canadian bar finder
- Most expensive wines 1, 2, and 3
- Hangover cures 1, hangover cures 2, hangover cures 3
- Describing the taste of wine, describing the taste 2
- Reading a wine label
Below the cut is a full critique for panacearpg
Please keep in mind that this critique is solely my opinion and is in no way meant as a concrete “right or wrong” way to run a RPG.
Cheers friendo! Thank you very much!
It is saddening that I have to make another post like this, but its been brought to my attention that the RP Heroes of Humanity consisting of several of our former members and some old mods have stolen a large amount of creative property from Save This City and our previous RP, Into Each Generation. Each mod of this RP is one of our previous members. Some members are our old mods. These were mods who were recent additions to the team when our structures had been in place for some time, not mods who brought those ideas to our games. I believe this is an important thing to distinguish.
Just a small number of things they have stolen are:
- Similar themes and color scheme and both comic themed RPs
- Similar rules format and near identical wording in places
- Use of “seasons” for telling plots
- Plots of the Week
- Our etiquette guide
- Our locations format
- Costumed/Masked PMs to differentiate personas
- Same character bio format and use of both tags and singular character pages for preferences (most rps use one of the other)
- Same relationships and triggers page
Some of these are minor things and some far larger but the fact all these things exist in the same RP and our statcounter shows them having been stalking our page (which we will not post screenshots of for privacy reasons) indicates they have almost identically copied our whole structure and mode of operation. A lot of this is very unique to our games, which have been around for over two and a half years now. We will always say that we don’t mind the occasional idea being used for inspiration here and there and have given previous games and mods permission to implement some of our ideas in the past. A problem arises when someone copies almost our whole game identically.
We also have reason to believe the members of this RP have been spreading discord, attacking our mods in their OOC chat and spreading rumors that have disrupted the course of our game and begun to create an unsafe environment for our players. This is not acceptable. I urge anyone who is considering joining this game to think twice before doing so. I have included screenshots below as evidence. Please reblog and get word out.