12 February 2015 @ 10:05 pm
 
And February apps are closed. We'll get everybody set and going shortly, if we haven't already!
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01 February 2015 @ 10:19 am
 
I could've sworn I posted this before going to bed, but apparently not.


Apps are open for February.

Thank you.
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31 January 2015 @ 11:22 pm
I realize that we haven't gotten the cast list back up and running yet. We're working on a new one that won't be vulnerable to spam entries, and we'll get it out the door just as soon as we possibly can. In the meantime, however, we still plan to open apps at midnight EST. Until the new cast list is up, please comment here with the journal for your new pup; comments on this entry will be screened.

I should note that we do not take OCs. Please do not try to join the community with an OC journal or comment on this post with an OC journal.

Thank you.
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22 January 2015 @ 12:11 am
 
In case I forget- I just got a message from DW that the Bar's paid account expires in three days. Somebody poke me if I don't remember to renew before then. Thanks.
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04 January 2015 @ 11:20 pm
 
Heads up to would-be character applicants: the domain name for our cast list pages, sophistrie.com, appears to have expired. For the moment, the cast list is down. Not sure if we can get Dreamhost to let us reregister the domain name; I'll let you know when we have an answer. In the meantime we'll let people know if characters in whom they are interested are already at Milliways or not, rather than making people join the cast list.
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01 January 2015 @ 07:30 pm
 
Apps are OPEN for January 2015!
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01 December 2014 @ 12:23 am
 
Apps are open for December!
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01 November 2014 @ 06:47 pm
 
Apps are OPEN for November.
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13 October 2014 @ 11:27 pm
 
Forgot to do this last week- apps are closed for October.
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01 October 2014 @ 08:00 am
 
Apps are OPEN for October 2014. Bring 'em on, folks.
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11 September 2014 @ 10:53 am
 
And apps are closed for September. Thanks, all.
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01 September 2014 @ 10:11 am
 
Apps are OPEN for September 2014.
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01 August 2014 @ 02:05 pm
 
Apps are OPEN for the month of August. I'll close 'em partway through the morning of August 11th, American Eastern time zone, to make up for forgetting to open them last night at midnight.

Also, if you have an older character you haven't played in a while and would like to clear out of your roster, feel free to email us at milliways.apps@gmail.com and let us know whether you want to delete them or retire them. Deleted characters can be apped by anyone else without them having anything to do with established Bar continuity; retired characters are kept out of circulation and their continuity is maintained.

Thanks!
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02 July 2014 @ 10:42 pm
 
Somehow I left the profile page saying apps were closed. My apologies for that. We're open for new apps and we'll stay open through the end of July 10th.
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30 June 2014 @ 12:44 am
Sorry I didn't post this earlier but I was mixing homemade soap and testing out a batch of pork I'd smoked earlier in the day. Apps close on the tenth at midnight going into the eleventh.

ETA: ... somehow I thought tonight was the 30th going into the first. Well, hell, consider apps open a day early then.
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11 June 2014 @ 08:52 am
 
Apps are closed for the month. I think we have two left to process.

in the meantime, LET'S GET READY FOR THE WEEKEND!

Just wanted to let you know that on June 14, 15, and 16- Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the first week of the month- Milliways is going to be celebrating the Cybertronian holiday of Cubefall. (Yes, normally the holiday is the last week of May, but several players have had more difficulty with that week than the June week, and anyway who said Cybertron's year had to map to Earth's properly?) The plot was first proposed in 2008 by our Optimus Prime-mun of the time and approved by the mods. It's the 2007 live-action movie Transformers' equivalent of New Year-type celebrations, and this is what can be expected:

On Saturday the 14th, those who enter the Bar proper will find that the place has broken out in construction toys. All kinds of them- furniture made entirely of Legos, Capsela constructs whizzing stuff back and forth overhead, the walls are suddenly made of moving, functional Erector sets, Tinkertoy light fixtures- you name it. A furnace, safely locked so that it cannot be entered by accident, will have replaced the fireplace. Patrons who approach the Bar Herself will be presented with vidscreens wishing them a good Cubefall and offering them several test reconfigurations- physical forms different from their own, which they can choose to try on for the next three days. These can be nearly anything within reason, like at Halloween, but since the holiday is the Cybertronian celebration of the day that the Allspark came to the lump of lifeless rock that became Cybertron, there will always be at least one robot form among the alternatives. (And because Bar is aware that this may bother the organics, there will also always be one small, fuzzy, adorable creature that is in no way humanoid, like a kitten or a tribble or something. A non-reproducing tribble. Tribble storms are an entirely separate kind of plot thank you very much.)

The form changes are not going to happen to people by surprise, and if someone says no or simply doesn't give an answer when first presented with the option to change, they can ask for their choices back at any point during the duration of the holiday. Cubefall is about choosing new beginnings and deciding upon whether to accept them or not. It's not an involuntary thing. No transformation trauma at all!

At the end of the three days, the vidscreens will appear to people again. Unless deliberately and clearly specified in a moment free of outside interference of any kind, the changes chosen go away at the end of the time period. You have to be sober, awake, in your right mind, etc. for the changed form to stick.

The holiday cannot revive the dead. Once your spark has ceased, it cannot be rekindled. It can change the form of the dead, but they're still dead.

Anything thrown into the furnace during Cubefall will be recycled by Bar into something new and appropriate, and may well count against the thrower's bar tab, since the point of the furnace is to melt down the old and smelt it into the new. Anyone who actually plays with the construction toys and makes changes, whether major or minor, to the area around them will find that he, she, or it experiences a few days of good luck- it's considered an auspicious thing, to make changes at Cubefall.

Illiterate characters get the same vidwindow as everyone else, but their messages are spoken aloud rather than printed. Pregnant characters get the explanatory vidwindow, but do not get offered reconfigurations, as they are in the middle of a systems task not to be interrupted.

Outside is not affected. Bar's ability to provide orders is not affected. People who come into Bar on Sunday instead of Saturday will get the same vidscreens as Saturday visitors. People who cannot log in on Monday will have their normal forms back the next time they log in, unless they make arrangements in advance to keep the changes. People who don't want to make any reconfigurations to themselves will not get changed, and will not get another vidscreen unless they specifically ask the Bar for one before Monday evening.

Oh, and you get one (1) transformation for Cubefall. Whatever form you pick, if you pick a form to change into? You have that form until the holiday is over. No changing back and forth; either change for three days, or don't change at all.

Any questions? Let us know! Thanks!
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01 June 2014 @ 10:23 am
Apps are open for June; they'll be open until midnight Eastern time of 10 June going into 11 June.
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28 May 2014 @ 05:23 pm
In the interest of making the holiday accessible to as many people as possible, Cubefall will be celebrated this year on June 14, 15, and 16. I'll post more about it as we get closer.

Thanks!
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25 May 2014 @ 11:49 am
Quick question: would people prefer Cubefall be on a weekend this year or would mid-week be preferable? I'll post the usual rules etc. for the holiday later today or tomorrow.
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01 May 2014 @ 01:07 pm
I forgot to do it last night, but apps are open for May. they'll close midnight EST of Saturday the 10th going into Sunday the 11th.
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