08 August 2017 @ 09:31 pm
Hi gang,
I've been laid up with tonsillitis, do I owe anyone a tag? I feel like I've lost some in my inbox during my feverish state.
08 August 2017 @ 09:54 am
Inspired by the spike of exercise I am getting in the next week of my life:

What is your character's favorite physical-oriented hobby*, and how often do they get to do it? How did they start? Why do they like it? Is it useful to them in other parts of their life?

Bonus: what about you?

*: It doesn't have to be Exercise(TM) strenuous or intended to be fitness. Just whatever gets the body moving!
08 August 2017 @ 12:28 am
Hiya Folks,

Just as a reminder there are a couple of days left for Apps!
Get'em in while the gettin's good!

Happy Hours this week include!
Today...what some folks call Tuesday
Tomorrow, which is what those same folks call Wednesday

There's a slight claim on Saturday or Sunday from YT.

Have at!
07 August 2017 @ 07:32 am
 Sorry I'm so late today...long weekend of moving and ended up tweaking my back a little.

So AU week has been announced. Any plans you're willing to share? Have an idea you need help fleshing out? Need an idea? Tag in and we'll do you best!

Alternately, what are some AU's you enjoy?
06 August 2017 @ 01:09 pm
Ladies and gentlemen, and all beings in-between and beyond, AU (Alternative Universe) week is upon us again! And with the Mod-gods permission we invite you to mess with the universe your character is from.

The plot will run from the second August weekend onwards, that is, from 12th to 19th of August, Saturday to Saturday.

Alternative histories, re-written ending, or a different world all together – bring it on.

For one week, our characters get a chance to be an Alternative Universe version of themselves -- either collectively as a canon group, or individually. For example previous years the entire "Vikings" contingent were bikers, Hannibal Lecter was a vampire from the world of She Who Must Not Be Named, the Amis de l' ABC were from a Daemon AU, Rae Seddon was still Raven Blaise, having been raised by the magic-handling upper-class other half of her family, and Javert and Valjean were from that amazing modern AU of Write's that she is posting on AO3.

Bring your character in on a solo adventure, or team up with canon-mates for a collective AU. For those who have been around, you’re welcome to pick up for last year or start something new entirely.

For those who choose to play, the alternative universe will be the way it has always been for that character.

As with all things, threading should be fun - participation is entirely optional, unchanged characters are free to interact with the AU affected, and remembering what happened after it’s over is entirely discretionary.

As with other plots with drastic changes, like IMDb flu, people are completely free in their own charrie's reactions. So, if you don't want to do that, you can decide your charries simply haven't met the AU versions before, and just meet them as complete strangers. However, in order to hit the ground running when threading with a changed version your charrie always knew like this, coordinating your interactions per IM or PM might be very helpful, in addition to the OOC establishing posts for each character participating. Communication is key!

Maru and Munnin are tag-teaming this year so any thoughts, ideas, questions, or concerns can by asked here, or –

Munnin - PM to Jay, Sinric or Bodhi’s journal or emailed to munnin.odin(at)gmail.com.
Maru - yakalskovich(at)gmail.com.

Discussions, planning, and questions from previous years can be found here and here.

Good luck, have fun and we look forward to seeing everyone in the bar!
04 August 2017 @ 05:27 am
 We made it to the end of another week. Go us!

When is your pup most active during the day? Are they a morning person that just can't sleep in? Do they stay up late at night, relishing being one of the few still awake?
03 August 2017 @ 11:20 am
Hi all! This is your resident Head of Security, and I'd like to make a request/clarify how to call for Security's presence in a thread or in general.

Please remember to communicate with all parties involved BEFORE asking for/summoning Security! We tend to assume that if people are getting in touch with us, all of the people involved in the interference are cool with Security coming in and have ideas about what will and will not happen! A handful of times this has happened to not be the case, and that can cause stress and frustration, as well as confusion on everyone's parts, so. Clarification!

If talking to the other muns in a situation is a problem, please talk to the game mods before summoning Security as a means of dealing with OOC conflict. That is generally not our job.


And if you have any questions, hit me up, here or in DMs.

Edit: If all Security muns could subscribe to notifications/alerts to this thread, when someone leaves a comment requesting Security there, we will all get notifications!

Backroom posts are also okay, but a lot of that depends on who is around and checking the bar, so this post at ways_office will hopefully be a more centralized location from which to coordinate this kind of thing.

Second edit: Now that I am comm admin for ways_office, I will keep an updated list of Security personnel and journal names on the info page! For when you don't know who is on Security and you don't know where else to find it!
03 August 2017 @ 07:55 am
Inspired by yesterday's DE!

There's a really neat, lovely movie called After Life. It's a huge favorite of mine. The central premise is that when you die you go for a week to a waystation where a team will interview you and help you select a single memory to take with you to the next place. (Will you exist in that memory forever, as your afterlife? That seems like the implication, but it's not clear. The people working in the waystation don't entirely know what happens themselves. They make a short film of the movie for you to watch, and then you vanish.)

So: your character has just died (or died again, given Milliways). There are some kindly social workers asking them to select a single memory to retain for the afterlife. What do they pick?
02 August 2017 @ 11:57 pm
Its wonderful to see all that's going on in Bar and if everyone could cross their fingers and toes for me at 2 pm tomorrow. I'd be grateful as I have a job interview. Now to what's caught my eye and then tell me what you're loving.

Barry brings naming ideas to S.T.A.R labs and searches for answers.

Alana takes a step forward. I'm so curious how this will play out.

Brienne and William Douglas meet, I hadn't realized they hadn't before and will follow along happily.
02 August 2017 @ 01:35 pm
 What kind of heaven or hell does your character believe in or expect? If they are dead already, what was their reaction to Milliways not being it?
01 August 2017 @ 08:32 am
With thanks to [personal profile] angry_friendship_wolf for wording:

Does the culture (or subculture) your character is a part of influence their actions, and how?
01 August 2017 @ 12:41 am
Ready for the One-Two punch of Happy Hours and Apps?


Free to a good home:
Today, all day
Tomorrow, Wednesday.

Apps for the month of August are now open!
App early.
App Often.

Doooo eeeeeet.
31 July 2017 @ 05:15 am
Yesterday I heard a not so love song I associate with one of my pups which inspired me.

Give us a love song for your pup. Love comes in many forms so don't think you are limited to romantic love. :)
30 July 2017 @ 03:53 pm
It's Sunday again, Milliways, and you know what that means...

It means I can't get my .gif searches to load on the airport wifi or my personal hotspot, so it's a .gif-less Indulgence today.

Let's indulge! How was your week in roleplay? Did you EP a new character? Advance a plot, finish a slowtime? Did you read something awesome you want to show some love?

Tell us about it!
29 July 2017 @ 08:47 pm
It just hit me that it's my Milliversary. So, uh...sorry for twelve years of pups being Problematic? But thanks for being awesome all this time, guys.

29 July 2017 @ 05:45 am
Are there any additions or subtractions To be made?
It's an [personal profile] enablemeplz weekend! Belly up to the Bar and come test with us!

H O W T O P L A Y:

-->Reply to this post with any character, new or old, you wish to app into Milliways. Remember that they're entering the Bar from their homeworld/wherever they just were as if this were their first EP.

-->Scan the post and respond to any characters you'd like to interact with.

-->Milliways members: feel free to respond with your applied characters or post them

--> Have fun! Post is open until the next Test Drive Meme!
28 July 2017 @ 05:35 am
What are some canons that you think need to be consumed?  What are some you think should be represented in Milliways? What are some new ones you been enjoying? What about upcoming canons? We did get a lot of trailers this week. 

This is could be books, TV, movies, podcasts, songs, whatever. 
27 July 2017 @ 09:44 pm
 1. I'm being a bit more sketchy than usual because of medical stuff going on; sorry to everyone whose tags I left hanging today. I just ran completely out of brain; otherwise, the thread gives me life, and I will pick it all up.

2. After a day of being observer and recipient of some bizarrely fucked-up process management worthy of the Galactic Empire, this lovely thread with Bonnie, her toddler daughter, and the Guardians in the rain was just what I needed to relax. <3 Thank you!