19 August 2017 @ 10:46 pm
Similar to the logic puzzle, it's been a few years since we've had a post on how to search through community tags with html. Here's a refresher course, with some additional information given that I've learned some new tricks.

Searching through tags, how to get around that weird error, and searching by journal name for people without tags )
So, it's been a few years since we had one of these, so why not? Solve the puzzle by finding out which drinks, rooms, room numbers, and pets belong to whom, and what the pets are named.

Bonus question: Name the plant.

1. There are five "rooms" in a row, listed left to right (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
2. Jay spends his time in the garage.
3. Emcee drinks gin.
4. The person who lives in the sauna has a pet named Annabelle.
5. Bonnie's pet is called John, after her sons.
6. The sauna is just to the left of the corner of the bar.
7. The person who owns a dog drinks coffee.
8. An unnamed plant lives at the practice range.
9. The person in the middle room has an animal named George.
10. Chirrut likes room number 1.
11. The cockatiel lives next door to the person who drinks green tea.
12. The person who owns the plant lives next door to the person who drinks water.
13. Hans the glittery rock "lives" next door to the sauna.
14. Oswin owns a cat.
15. Chirrut's room is next door to the lake.
16. Jay owns George.
17. Annabelle's owner drinks chai tea.
18. Emcee sings in the corner of the bar.

Here is a nifty link that will draw a graph for you. I'll post the solution here on Wednesday.
19 August 2017 @ 08:20 pm
So, I wanted to get AU Week out of the way before I announced this, but I might as well do it now.

Me and Zed were talking a couple of weeks back about the fact that there was no way to get digital only content, like Orange Is The New Black and The Tick, in Milliways. I talked to our very awesome mods, and our ideas have been accepted and approved.

This means that Milliways now has a repository for web originals located in the library next to the DVDs and Blu-rays, and your pup can now get a terminal to access the new computer network. The network is designed to allow sharing of content, inter-Bar emails and stuff like that. Still no true internet, though.

Hope you guys enjoy, and thanks to Zed for the repository idea, as well as the invaluable advice.

Happy RPing!
19 August 2017 @ 12:52 pm
 Wow, people, that was amazing! Who'd have thought there could be a succulent AU! And all the other amazing ideas people were posting and threading out.

Thanks ever so much for participating, and thanks to Munnin, my partner in crime, for doing most if the organising work this year, as I am laid up in hospital and relegated to using my Kindle Fire tablet in between medical stuff happening. Still, it's amazing it was possible at all; we all live in the future now!

I suppose we can keep playing for the rest of the weekend, finishing off ideas and threads, but perhaps no new AU EPs once it's officially Monday? Then normalcy can return. As soon as we've established what's normal, anyway.

Let's do this again next year.
18 August 2017 @ 05:18 am
At the tail end of AU week, I'm stealing an idea fractalmuses shared with me on Discord. 

If your pup were to be in a Star Wars AU, what would their role be? Or what if it were a Star Trek AU instead? Would they be in Starfleet? If so, what branch: command, operations, or sciences?
17 August 2017 @ 06:55 am
What are some of your character’s cheesiest--for lack of a better word--canon lines? Cheesy can be a lot of things, good and bad--bombastic, corny, clunky, earnest, facile, overwritten, overacted, over-the-top in one way or another… Does it make you cringe every time, or do you kind of love it?

(NB: I’m asking as someone whose character actually says “There is no stopping it! There is only…...THE WAR.”)
16 August 2017 @ 10:04 pm
This AU week is full of great stuff and a returning Milliwaysers too. I'm only listing three here, fill up the comments with what you're loving.

Ibani continues to be heartbreaking.

Star Wars as Star Trek with Hera, Kanan and Thrawn is so cool. I love this.

Succulent AU, I love that this happened.
16 August 2017 @ 12:01 pm
 As it's AU week anyway -- remember the old Hogwarts AU we had on MM back on LJ? Even if not -- who would your character be, what House, student or teacher or other? Death Eater or Dumbledore's Army?
15 August 2017 @ 09:41 am
Morning, Milliways, or whatever time of day wheresoever you are!

Thanks to the next two days of my life:

How does your character prepare for tests? This can be literal tests--a school exam or final project, tryouts, contests--or more metaphorical ones, like a life or death mission or preparing to tackle a problem more boldly and publicly and possibly confrontationally than before, or even something others might thing mundane but which is a serious emotional challenge.

Does your character cram heavily right before? Do they just punt studying/preparing altogether no matter the circumstances? Do they work better with other people, or alone? Does it make them panic, or does it give them focus? If different kinds of tests make them react differently, that's interesting too! Why?
14 August 2017 @ 05:23 pm
Greetings Cats and Kittens,

First things first:
All completed apps have been processed.
If you have a sec, drop by the Cast and Contact lists to make sure my data entry remains...just good enough to get by.

Second things second:
Happy Hours this week are...

Today, or what's left of it.
Tomorrow, all day.

I think that's all that's I've got.
Have at!
14 August 2017 @ 04:22 pm
...Hi guys. Long time no see.

This is Jill, a Milliwayser of the old school, saying hello from sunny windy-as-hell North Dakota. Some of you may remember me from such characters as Jane Lane, Angel Dumott Schunard, and Claudia Donovan (she might make a reappearance if I can figure out what she's been up to); since drifting out of the game, I've moved halfway across the country, gotten married (yes, to Quinn), taken up modship at another DWRP, and fallen headlong into Persona Hell, which finally moved me to come back here.

For my triumphant return I'm bringing you one Yusuke Kitagawa from Persona 5, a melodramatic art nerd who occasionally dresses up in funny clothes and summons a thief of legend to fight cognitive monsters. You know, as you do. I'm working on enabling Quinn to a castmate, but that didn't pan out before the end of this past app round. (I also won't be diving into AU week... this time, but someone please tell me Conversations With Dead People is still a thing.)

Good to be back, y'all. And now, THE ENTRANCE POST.
14 August 2017 @ 01:09 pm
Morning, everyone!

Well, afternoon here... but hopefully it's still morning for the majority of you (work's been mad).

Since we're now hip-deep in AU Week, here's a AU-themed question for you all, in honour of Pokemon Go's recent one-year anniversary:

Congratulations! Your character is a Pokemon trainer. What kind of trainer would they be - a researcher, a gym leader, a healer, a Pokemon breeder, or a travelling fighter? Would they favour a 'type' of Pokemon (fire, water, earth, electric...) or perhaps just those with a certain trait or personality? Would they have a tiny close-knit team of monsters, or would they try to catch 'em all? Would they - gasp - work for Team Rocket?

(With many thanks to Don for letting me steal today's DE!)

Unrelatedly: has anyone else seen Atomic Blonde yet? I saw it last night and now want someone to discuss it with!
13 August 2017 @ 05:19 pm
It's Sunday again, Milliways, and you know what that means...

it means I'd rather be in the blanket fort )
13 August 2017 @ 05:02 pm
Happy Hour with AU YT is up! Actually, it's been up for a while. Heh.

Expect slowtimes around 6 as I have dinner with my parents, but if you tag, I will get to it. Promise.
12 August 2017 @ 12:31 am
Good morning, milli-lovelies! It's officially Saturday (by a whole 30 minutes) on the west coast of Australia so I'm pushing the boat out to start AU Week 2017!

Details, for anyone who might have missed it are here. As are contacts for Maru and Munnin, your co-hosts for this year's madness.

Feel free to drop us a line with any questions, worries, or ideas. We're in very different timezones but we'll do our best to be there for everyone. (Who needs sleep!)

Post, tag, have a ball! Can't wait to see you all there.
11 August 2017 @ 07:41 am
Presented by [personal profile] iprotectyou :

Suggest plots that should return to Milliways, or entirely new ones!
10 August 2017 @ 06:47 am
In honor of me learning that “spin class” is NOT a bunch of people spinning around in circles...what’s something your character is convinced is true that you know they’re really super wrong about? Is it a plotty Dramatic Irony kind of thing, a worldview, just a silly quirk?
10 August 2017 @ 12:52 am
Sorry for the lateness on it, I slept really weird night before last and its left me a little odd. I did get new canon today and it makes me so happy and I'm looking forward to AU week, so many great ideas that I can't wait to see in action and colliding.

Digimon continues to be heartbreaking.

Alana and Cassidy are unexpected and help each other out.

Tiny Emcee, I do have a thread which inspired an OOM because tiny Emcee is that good and heartbreaking.

What are you loving? What have you finished? What plans do you have for AU week?
09 August 2017 @ 09:15 am
In the Star Wars universe, many people have personal autonomous androids for all sorts of tasks, known as droids. They tend to have strong personalities of their own, and a plethora of different uses.

What kind of droid would your character have?
08 August 2017 @ 09:46 pm
Hey, everyone! As of this post, there is now a mod-approved robot workshop/spare parts depot down in the garage, situated behind a rather unassuming door in an out of the way corner.

It's large, basically abandoned, and is filled with very badly organised boxes of robot parts from a dizzying variety of robots from across the multiverse. All the parts, however, are from non-sapient robots, and there aren't any power cores/engines/whatever essential part would make the robot in question go.