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    EmzyStilinski:
    I am super busy and have enough stories on my plate which means I sadly have to drop out.
    No problem. If you want to jump back in later on, let me know.

    * Also, since we haven't published anything yet, should I remove any character stuff you post in the Site-Wide? Or would you like Shep to be included in that first chapter and then he'll make an exit?
    February 16th, 2015 at 06:15pm
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    Do you think I could take on your character in the story? Have her be a mind reader???
    I saw that you can no longer be a part of this. So, if the character you created is of no use to you anymore, I could use her in the group-write as a second character. If that's okay with you, of course.
    February 16th, 2015 at 06:43pm
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    @ XXXataktoulaXXX
    Yes, sure you can. Cute
    February 16th, 2015 at 06:53pm
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    @ charity_hope
    Thank you so much, dear. Cute
    February 16th, 2015 at 07:25pm
  • Lady.V.

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    @ Indigo Audrey
    I'm taking over @ charity_hope's character with her permission.

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    Name: Marina Austin
    Age: 22
    Sexual Orientation: Straight
    Species: Mind Reader
    Personality: On the outside, she looks every bit of an innocent, girl next door. She seems kind to everyone and seems almost gullible at times. However, inside, she's actually a manipulative person that knows how to read other people and use that to her full advantage. Everything she does has ulterior motives and people can never tell what she's up to. No one really knows what's in her mind because she always talks random things and never seems serious about anything.
    February 16th, 2015 at 07:30pm
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    @ XXXataktoulaXXX

    Gotcha. Added the character to everything.
    February 16th, 2015 at 08:09pm
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    @ Indigo Audrey
    Thank you!
    February 16th, 2015 at 08:31pm
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    @ Indigo Audrey
    he can be in the first chapter and if I get time to come back, maybe he'll still be able to be used. Unless someone wants to take him on.
    February 17th, 2015 at 04:22am
  • She Said Poptarts

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    I kind of want Rollin to find someone to mate or find his true mate... Is there gonna be romance in this? XD
    February 17th, 2015 at 07:13am
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    ace merrill.:
    I kind of want Rollin to find someone to mate or find his true mate... Is there gonna be romance in this? XD
    I was thinking of my character (Mariaxielle) finding someone as well. I like Maxwell, he's an immortal too. In Love
    February 17th, 2015 at 11:32pm
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    omg, I like Maxwell too! tehe He's becoming my favorite tbh.

    And I was kind of leaning toward Abby for Rollin's mate, but I don't know how that will play out because she's looking mighty delicious to him right now. lmfao So we'll see, maybe I'll bring in another OC.
    February 17th, 2015 at 11:45pm
  • Audrey T

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    Organizational Post VI

    Hello, everyone!

    Reminders
    • The RP for this site-wide can be found: here.
    • As stated here, if you want to do more than one character, you're welcome to. Just let us know when you're adding a new character by submitting a character bio in this thread.
    • Also, as stated around here, if as an author you need to drop out, just leave a post in the thread letting us know you're dropping out and what you'd like us to do with your character. (If you get busy over the course of this story and you just want to leave temporarily or you need to leave at the moment but you would like the opportunity to hope back in later, just let us know that too.) And if you're an author who would like to pick up the character of an author that dropped out, be sure to ask the author for permission and let us know if any changes have been decided.
    Anywho! All writers should have received a message from Maleficent. about submitting your first chapters. I just want to take a moment to clear some stuff up.

    So what we're working on right now in the RP is the first chapter of the story. The following chapter - where you'll be submitting individual chapters - will be each character telling the group how they came to be in the home (so a bit of their back-story). At the end of the first chapter (the first portion of the RP), one of the therapists will ask members of the group something like Who would like to share what brought them here? and then the next chapter will be someone's individual character's story. So the next chapter can begin something like, Abby sat up straight and volunteered. "I guess I can go first..." and then she shares her story.

    To reiterate, it'll look something like this.Chapter 1

    "So who would like to share what brought them here? What about you, Rollin? Perhaps sharing your story will temporarily keep your mind off food?"

    Chapter 2

    Rollin huffed and slumped forward. "Well, I guess it's worth a shot." [[And then that narrative begins.]]
    * Sorry I'm picking on Rollin. XD

    Some things to remember about these first chapters
    • At the start we stated that chapters should be around 500 words, so that's a good place to aim for. (No worries, though, if you go over or under. It's not a hard and fast rule. Just make sure you keep it within one chapter.)
    • If you're working on more than one character, remember that you'll need to submit one of these first chapters for each character you've got.
    • Remember to PM your chapters to Maleficent. once you're done and she'll send them over to get edited.
    Some questions for you all.
    • Are character chapters being written in 1st person or 3rd?
    • Do you want to break up these character intro chapters with brief returns to group scenes? (For example, if Rollin tells his story, the next chapter will be the group reacting to it and then moving on to someone else.)
    • For crediting individual chapters, I was thinking that we'd just add the author's info to the author's note of their individual chapter - like: Written by User Just something really simple. And maybe in the first chapter, we should add which character is whose?
    • Is it okay for authors to add romance to the story? (Wouldn't be required for everyone but if someone wants to add that for their character would that be okay?)
    If you've got any questions, suggestion, ect. just post and let us know. If I left anything important out, let me know.
    February 18th, 2015 at 12:09am
  • Lady.V.

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    @ Indigo Audrey
    To answer your questions:
    1. First person.
    2. Yes, that seems better than throwing all of them together.
    3. Yes, that sounds great.
    4. Yes, I am totally going for that.

    Another question, will there be romance in the story too? Can we add it?
    February 18th, 2015 at 12:20am
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    I totally LOL'd when you used Rollin and food. lmfao I had "RJ" in his name meaning that I'd be using that, but... idk, I like Rollin as it is. So if someone can edit my character info on the story page for me, that would be great! Cute

    Questions:
    1. Third person, past tense. (I think there's too many characters to be in first person imo.)
    2. I like that! Because that's where the story takes place, in a way, at the home and in these group sessions, yeah? So I like going back to the group sessions.
    3. Yes, that's good! :)
    February 18th, 2015 at 12:43am
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    @ Indigo Audrey
    1. Third person. I agree that there is too many characters for it to be in first.
    2. Yup! That's good.
    3. That's good too!
    February 18th, 2015 at 12:59am
  • Audrey T

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    ace merrill.:
    I kind of want Rollin to find someone to mate or find his true mate... Is there gonna be romance in this? XD
    XXXataktoulaXXX:
    @ ace merrill. @ Indigo Audrey

    I was thinking of my character (Mariaxielle) finding someone as well. I like Maxwell, he's an immortal too. In Love
    ace merrill.:
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    omg, I like Maxwell too! tehe He's becoming my favorite tbh.

    And I was kind of leaning toward Abby for Rollin's mate, but I don't know how that will play out because she's looking mighty delicious to him right now. lmfao So we'll see, maybe I'll bring in another OC.
    XXXataktoulaXXX:
    Another question, will there be romance in the story too? Can we add it?
    Adding romance is fine with me. I can add it in as a question in that last post and see what everyone else says.

    * Also, please don't eat Abby. :(
    February 18th, 2015 at 01:13am
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    lmfao lmfao
    What a way to end your characters though, not lasting for a chapter.

    Oh jeez, that's not a very good first impression, Rollin!
    ... buuut can I ask how old she is? tehe
    February 18th, 2015 at 01:21am
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    @ ace merrill.

    He's just quietly gnawing on her arm and she's like, "Oh, dear. Please stop."

    I'd say mid-twenties (in actuality) - 25/26 - but probably she'd say she was somewhere in her late twenties/early thirties if asked directly.
    February 18th, 2015 at 01:37am
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    @ Indigo Audrey
    I totally LOL'd when you used Rollin and food. lmfao I had "RJ" in his name meaning that I'd be using that, but... idk, I like Rollin as it is. So if someone can edit my character info on the story page for me, that would be great! Cute
    So just take out RJ?
    February 18th, 2015 at 02:02am
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    @ Indigo Audrey
    1. I think third person would work best.
    2. Yeah, I think that would be good.
    3. Sounds good.
    4. It'd be fun seeing how the romance would work out in this setting.
    February 18th, 2015 at 02:03am