10 June 2017 @ 09:09 am
I am up and being functional, so I feel like doing another weekend entertainment.

Taking from the suggestion box, and provided by [personal profile] exiled_heir_of_the_eighth :

What would your pup/pups' favorite film be?

And I'll add, if you can't think of a specific film, what genres or directors might they like?
Fiction is filled with the companion trope, from Pokemon, to Elfquest, to Codex Alera, to Pern. If you character were given the choice, would they accept a companion? I am thinking less, "they would chose X-type companion" (although feel free to give us this) and more would they chose the relationship? Would they chose one that's more pet like, i.e. an emotional put pretty normal bond, or would they want a more intimate bound, such as telepathic dragons or spirits that are tied to their souls?

As ever, feel free to give as short or long an answer as you'd like, as well as take whatever tangents this topic inspires.
08 June 2017 @ 06:57 am
1. Happy Birthday to [personal profile] ceitfianna!

2. What’s the nicest present your character has ever gotten? And/or the nicest thing anyone has done for them?
07 June 2017 @ 10:49 pm
Its the night before my birthday and I'm feeling happy and lucky. The kids at my school in one grade made me a thank you book for being their substitute. Milliways continues to be one of my favorite places and tomorrow night, my loud Rebel spy will run his first happy hour. In terms of Bar, so many fantastic interactions are going on.

Diana exists in Bar and is amazing.

Loki amuses himself in Milliways.

Jim continues to be Jim.

Now please share what you're loving and reading.
07 June 2017 @ 02:52 pm
Long story short, I need to have a novel manuscript ready for submission by Sunday night. I also work full time for the next four days.

So, slowtimes please for all threads with Steve Rogers and Sherlock Holmes until next week. Thanks, all.
07 June 2017 @ 12:15 pm
What is the best thing your characters have ever done in their lives: - something they are really proud of, or deeply happy to have achieved?
06 June 2017 @ 12:06 pm
 What is the subjectivity worst thing your characters did in their lives, and how much do they regret it?
05 June 2017 @ 03:12 pm
 Greetings Cats and Kittens!

First a bit of housekeeping, but then...Happy Hours.

Apps are open. They will remain open until the evening of the 10th of June. 
App early, app often.

Secondly, We've made some headway regarding the Tag Situation.
At the moment we're fine tuning the procedure we're calling Tag Fest 2017.
This will hopefully help free up tags for current and continuing players, while preserving as much meta-data as possible. 

If you have preliminary questions or concerns, there's a thread for them on this post.

Thirdly, A very public Thank You to Mod Cam for providing us with more paid account time for the Main Community.

Happy Hours for this week include:


First to claim, is first to serve.
Have at!

05 June 2017 @ 06:02 am
A great suggestion from [personal profile] ceitfianna :

Based on your character's skill set, how do they view the world? Some examples of the types of awareness might be spatially, emotionally, kinetically, and such like. Or another way to look at it, what are the first things they notice?

(Also, just a reminder for folks and let newcomers know, we have a daily entertainment suggestion box that is open 24/7. It's a great resource for us DE muns and we loves it, especially on those mornings when we are completely stumped for a topic. Post early, post often.)
04 June 2017 @ 05:16 pm
It's Sunday again, Milliways, and you know what that means...

Wouldn't you like a nice cup of tea? )
04 June 2017 @ 10:38 am
Hi guys, I'm sorry but I have to ask handwavey forgiveness on Djehuty's threads. I'm trying to get better about not just dropping things, but I had family visiting and now I've got a crummy cold, so...bleeargh, I think I gotta fade on stuff. I'm sorry!
03 June 2017 @ 06:34 am
I am working another garage sale and so you wonderful people are being drafted to keep me entertained.

In Greek myths and plays, the heroes always had a tragic flaw that lead to their downfall. This flaw wasn't always a bad thing, just something that was exploitable or taken to an extreme. Here's more on the idea if you need it.

So, using this, what is your character's tragic flaw?

And since we don't all play heroes, what is your villain's noble virtue, i.e. that thing that might save or redeem them?
01 June 2017 @ 09:02 pm
Inspired by my reading of Furies of Calderon, and with [personal profile] student_of_impossibility 's help (and by help I mean completely writing the post for me):

Alera has a set of powers called furycrafting, which amounts to elemental spirit magic. Some of those are just like motes of energy. Some are elementals with discrete forms, some of which come close to sentience. They come in all shapes and sizes! Tiny wood nymphs, earth hounds, wind horses, fire falcons, mirroring their human’s looks, just about anything really. Some people name them, some don’t, it’s really up to the person. ps they are totally pokemon

Alera combines traditional Eastern and Western elements into six: wind, earth, water, fire, wood, and metal. Each fury is just one element. Most people only have one, although some have two or even three (usually the third is quite weak). The most politically influential families have all six, all extremely powerful. If you want to know what people can do with different elements, and a little more theory, there’s a list here.

If your character lived in Alera, what would their furies be? Would they have a discrete form? Would your character name them? What type or types? Or would their element be something totally different than the canonical six?
01 June 2017 @ 07:39 pm
o hai so I see this game has been running pleasantly in the background for 8 or so years during my absence HOW ABOUT I JUST DIVE RIGHT BACK IN WITH [EDIT: REDACTED] AND DEAD RUSSIANS ALL LIKE 'SUP MY HOOOOOOOOOOMECATS~~~~~!!

*flings self onto magically appearing jellybean-print throne and tosses legs over one side*

So how's everyone been crackin'? Is AIM still the preferred method of chatting between muns, or have we graduated to Skype, or something else I've never heard of?

EDIT: Also, how do you reserve a character? It's kind of important for Reasons >.>

EDIT 2: I apologize for making tasteless jokes. I sometimes forget where the boundary lines of good taste lie when I get excited.

EDIT 3: I have Discord! I'm "writ in Carrick" #7930 [?] on there. Add me! 8D
01 June 2017 @ 07:06 am
Imagine that your character has just died. (Such a stretch, I know!) What's keeping them tied to the mortal world and preventing them from moving on?
01 June 2017 @ 12:03 am
Greetings Crack Rats!
Apps for the month of June are now open!

App early.
App often.
31 May 2017 @ 10:58 pm
I hope this week's going well for everyone, I'm loving the various fallouts from Star Wars' day and the other plots that are getting going.

Tess gets caught, this OOM is beautifully creepy.

Hera and Kanan prepare for what might happen next and learn how to work together better.

Danny Rand comes to Milliways.

I could have chosen even more, please tell me your favorites and what slowtimes you've finished.
31 May 2017 @ 11:52 am
Your character needs to leave in a hurry and can only take what they can carry. What will they take along -- both in canon, and from Milliways?
30 May 2017 @ 12:06 pm
Talk about your ex-charries -- what did you like about them, what do you miss about them, why did you let them go, who would you consider re-apping? Do include other games, especially if you don't have former pups in Milliways yet.
28 May 2017 @ 09:34 pm
Well it's midnight somewhere and I want to sleep in tomorrow, so here's the DE.

What is something your character is bad at? I'm looking for more mundane things rather than things "they can't do higher maths". Like they're bad at catching things thrown at them.