The mountains are calling and I must go.
01 January 2017 @ 10:03 am
It's Sunday again, Milliways, and you know what that means...

It means Happy New Year! No animated gif today, la la la.

How was your week in roleplay, Milliways? Plots advanced, new characters introduced, slowtimes finished? Awesome threads you've read and want to share? Tell us about it!

Totally optional comment topic: What do you have planned for this year in the game? Any new characters you're planning to app or plots you want to play out?
01 January 2017 @ 11:12 am
Greetings Crack Rats!
Happy New Year!

A couple of things:

1) Apps for January are OPEN!
If you're considering a first character, or a new-to-you character, please re-acquaint yourselves with our Application Process.

Apps will remain open until July 10th.

2) Tags.
With our current community account settings we are allotted 1500 tags.
We currently have 1989.

This is a problem that the Mod Squad is addressing, and will be seeking to rectify in the next coming months.

We are of the mind that the needs of Active Characters, ie: listed currently on the Cast List, should take precedence.

Previously, our Tag procedure involved reallocating little-used tags from Non-Active Characters.
This was great at freeing up tags, but less great at maintaining meta-data.

Moving forward, we plan to utilize Dream Width's Memorable Entry function for Non-Active Characters, with their Tag used as a keyword. 
This will free up Tags for new characters, while maintaining a searchable record of previous threads.

This is not going to be a fast process.
We plan on starting by cross-referencing the Cast List with character tags with < 10 uses first.
Then with character tags <20, and <30. Believe it or not...that's nearly 800 tags right there.

No tag deletions will occur until March 31st at the absolute earliest.

If you have any questions, or suggestions, or comments, please feel free to add them below.

Thanks so much, and again: Happy New Year!

Cosette Fauchelevent
01 January 2017 @ 09:56 pm
Hi everybody! As you may or may not have seen, Marius and Cosette are planning to have a Twelfth Night party, and everyone in Milliways is invited.

Yes, everyone. If they're in the bar between Christmas and January 6, they'll get a little invitation card delivered via Bar. (If they're a personal friend of Marius and/or Cosette, the card will have a handwritten note at the bottom specifically expressing a hope that they can make it, and might be delivered in person.) The card will specify the date, the location (in a pavilion out back), the time (evening), and the dress code (festive, i.e. fancy if you have it but no need to go shopping unless you want the excuse). It'll be signed Monsieur and Madame Pontmercy (not, as some might expect, Baron and Baroness.)

We'll put up the post on the evening of Thursday, January 5th, and it'll stay open for as long as people feel like threading. It'll be a general party-style post. So come, eat, drink, and be merry! It's Christmas-related and thrown by Christian characters, but not otherwise religious in character. Mostly it's an excuse for Marius and Cosette to be festive and social and feel very adult.