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Jeez, Professors & Bosses think we have no lives. 

J and I have been very busy—she’s up to her ears in work and I’m up to my ears in coursework. Due to that we’ve been seriously lagging and lacking in our helping department but, fear not! We’ll be working on that very soon—it’s all a matter of organizing our time and attention well to be able to help all of you.

While we get our duties together and manage our RPC, feel free to browse through a new link in our navigation: Aliases, a.k.a the characters we’ve developed and come to love. 

Epi + Her Progeny
Jana + Her Babies

Remember, if you need anything from us you need only ask. 

On Missing E + Ask Answering Issues 

dylanrph answered your question: General Question

I had the exact same problem and I had to uninstall it :’(

triskelion-wolfsbane answered your questionGeneral Question 

It seems like people with missing e are having lots of problems. I did, and unabled it for now and tumblr’s working fine.

I found a post answering the question on how to manage this issue with Missing E.

General Question 

Currently tinkering with the new layout on my character blogs and so far I’ve been able to navigate it and use it with ease—it’s working fine. I still have one question regarding asks. I can’t seem to publish the answers to any (note: I do have Missing E installed and I wonder if that is causing a conflict of some sort).

— From Crystal/Ange

Can you publish answers to questions?

misfitmagpie:

J & C: Tumblr Updates, Users & The Roleplaying Community.

its-an-rpc-yall:

Due to the attention given to this developing issue (please note that not all see it as an issue) on the dashboard (on my personal dashboard) I decided to make a little post on the tumblr update that began rolling out on January 24th, 2012 (around 10:00 am EST). According to several sources (

Personally I really dislike this new update. Though it doesn’t affect me as much as my own reblogging account, I still find it aesthetically unappealing. And the loss of tumblr savior and missing e is highly inconvenient.

Why? Simple, there are a few blogs that I follow that I am very fond of but that quite frequently reblog things I simply do not want to see at all (though not all of them use tags)

As for the lack of Missing e. I personally like keeping track of my tags and it has made it considerably easier for me to reblog things of a certain subject and keeping it under the same tag. Also the lack of saved tags is equally inconvenient. As I said earlier, I like to keep track of my tags and the saved tags kept me from possibly making typoes while going on reblogging sprees.

Lastly, the inability to ctrl+click to open reblogs in a new tab is another thing that this update messed up on. I like to catch up on the going’s on on the dashboard pretty much all at once because I’m very often only allowed online once a day. So I open several reblog tags separately as I going through the past posts on one tab and keep another tab open for new posts that might still come in. It was always the easiest way for me but with this new system I’d have to keep going back to the page I was reblogging from to continue.

And yes, I am aware of the fact that tumblr savior still works for some but it does not for me.

The only good thing that came from this update, in my opinion. Is the added button to add images better to posts and the auto refresh for the dashboard after a reblog. These are the only positive things for me.

misfitmagpie-rp:

J & C: Tumblr Updates, Users & The Roleplaying Community.

its-an-rpc-yall:

Due to the attention given to this developing issue (please note that not all see it as an issue) on the dashboard (on my personal dashboard) I decided to make a little post on the tumblr update that began rolling out on January 24th, 2012 (around 10:00 am EST). According to several sources (

As a tumblr roleplayer I can say that this update is absolutely atrocious. This update has pretty much undone all the things that made tumblr so wonderful to use for rp-ing purposes. It has ruined the posting system, in particular the ability to convert long text link posts back into regular text posts and the tagging system.

Many of us roleplayers use the tagging system to keep track of our ongoing and initialized threads and also of things we would rather be spared from. Though it is correct that a lot of this is accomplished by what the tumblr staff call ‘hacks’ it is still a very useful system to have for roleplayers.

But now that Missing e and tumblr savior has been rendered useless and that the tags don’t have the automatic suggestion and fill up function it used to, it has messed up a lot of things for the rpers. Quite a few of us have fairly long urls befitting or special tags used for certain threads and now that is suddenly all gone and we actually have to spend our time typing all the tags out again.

And not just that but by making the reblogging system a skin rather than just a separate page you have also made things harder. Personally, when I have several threads going on, I like to use ctrl + click to open the reblogs in separate tabs so that I can reply at ease without worrying about missing anything on the dashboard. Now I can’t do that anymore.

Also with the loss of Missing e we cannot reply to the replies on posts and asks anymore, which was one of the main ways that new rp threads start.

Personally I think that if you want to get rid of the use of third party applications so bad, you would be better off spending your time and money on integrating the features they provide into the general tumblr experience instead of trying to block them. Afterall, people will find a way around the blocks sooner or later anyway. You know very well that that’s just a matter of time. And surely if others can make things like Missing e and tumblr savior, those of the tumblr staff, as professional programmers should be capable of doing the same thing, if not better.

So try to listen to the users and pay attention to how we are using tumblr and why, and then play on that in the next update rather than trying to mimic the very sites many of us tumblr users deliberately are trying to avoid.

Tumblr Updates, Users & The Roleplaying Community. 

Due to the attention given to this developing issue (please note that not all users see it as an issue) on the dashboard (on my personal dashboard) I decided to make a little post on the tumblr update that began rolling out on January 24th, 2012 (around 10:00 am EST). According to several sources (online articles, a few well-written posts and the like) this change will add complexity and functionality to the site as well as provide a ‘streamlined experience’ for the users. That being said, the following is my opinion based on all the articles I’ve read: I’m not excited for this update if (focus on that if) a lot of the added/removed features stated in the articles and tumblr posts are true. Some of these are:

  • Inability to reblog text posts as text posts (only as link posts).
  • Deactivation of ‘saved tags’; the tags that you can see as you write them on a post. 
  • Conflicts with Missing E
  • Conflicts with Tumblr Savior

Other than that the update does have a very nice aesthetic change. We’ll have to adapt to a new interface (although given the fact that most of us are ‘millenium children’ and quite adaptable, this will be a minimum worry) and the norm of roleplaying (or rather, the average way roleplaying has been developed on the site) will be heavily affected. 

Here are the articles I’ve read/been linked to in my search for more information on the matter:

Additionally there’s already a petition to roll-back the update:
**This rpc (and it’s creators) are not endorsing this petition, we’re simply announcing it’s existence. 

Here are some helpful posts from users who have updated blogs

— by Crystal/Ange

We want to know what you think! Please reply or reblog with your answer/thoughts/opinions/arguments on the following question: What do you—as a roleplayer, a helper, a critic and/or a general user—think about this update?

▶ Top 10 Favorite Male FC’s ◀


Name ▶ Eddie RedmayneActual Age ▶ 31Playable Age Range ▶ 17 to 32Known For Playing ▶ Anthony Babington in Elizabeth: the Golden Age,  William Stafford in the Other Boleyn Girl,  Colin Clark in My Week With Marilyn, Marius Pontmercy in Les MiserablesWhy? ▶ Age-Range and roles. Redmayne has been in several age-specific roles that make him of great use for age-specific roleplays like those centering around Elizabethan or Medieval Ages, or those in the early 1900s. Additionally Redmayne is one of those lucky FCs with such a large age-range that he is suitable for very different roles—from struggling adolescent to arrogant business man, graduating philosopher and flower-shop manager. Redmayne’s face is rather serious but not to the point as to mistake his expressions as some of anger or discomfort. He is a very good face to choose for content, sympathetic and secretly astute characters. 

▶ Top 10 Favorite Male FC’s 

Name ▶ Eddie Redmayne
Actual Age ▶ 31
Playable Age Range ▶ 17 to 32
Known For Playing ▶ Anthony Babington in Elizabeth: the Golden Age,  William Stafford in the Other Boleyn Girl,  Colin Clark in My Week With Marilyn, Marius Pontmercy in Les Miserables
Why? ▶ Age-Range and roles. Redmayne has been in several age-specific roles that make him of great use for age-specific roleplays like those centering around Elizabethan or Medieval Ages, or those in the early 1900s. Additionally Redmayne is one of those lucky FCs with such a large age-range that he is suitable for very different roles—from struggling adolescent to arrogant business man, graduating philosopher and flower-shop manager. Redmayne’s face is rather serious but not to the point as to mistake his expressions as some of anger or discomfort. He is a very good face to choose for content, sympathetic and secretly astute characters. 





To make sure we give accurate and fair reviews we’ve created a list of questions that we work through when reading and evaluating roleplays. Here is our short review—for content—for winterlocked-rp.
Note: We would like to endorse this particular seeing as it has strong content, well-developed characters and a dedicated administration. If you are the type of player that enjoys themes involving fantasy, magic, and/or adventure, we suggest you check this roleplay out. 





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▶ Does the URL make sense? 




The URL and subtitle for this roleplay are consistent with the plotline developed so far and with the theme of the roleplay. 




▶ Is the plot of the RP clear and concise? 




The sidebar gives you a concise but set plotline for the roleplay—it presents the location, the situation and what the possible players and their characters will be facing: a time when peace is over and turmoil is reigning, so much so that familial ties—ties which are usually very strong—are breaking, implying that the situation may be a dire one. That being said we have a few notices about:
From the sidebar plot: They lived in peace with the fey in the nearby forests, and life was everywhere.
What does the italicized section mean? Does it allude to a time when the area where the Nore lived was once uninhabitable or inhospitable? When we read this we think of not a town but a vast connection of towns or perhaps cities; a very large area with an abundance of creatures living within it, thus presenting an area of the world where life is, seemingly, everywhere. It also brings to mind an area lush if fauna and flora—living harmoniously or mostly peaceful with whatever residents have occupied the area.



▶ Do there seem to be any missing sections or plot holes within the main plot? 



The additional plot page shows a little more insight into what has happened to the Nore during their time of peach up until its end. That being said it is rather vague at certain points— how did some of Nore become lost within the forest? What trades did they produce for their neighbors before the wicked winter that affected them? Do they have any speculations or thoughts on how it came to be? Who is the named rebellion against? 
This last question implies some exploration on who the Nore are, their social structure and what factors (stress, illness, ambition, desperation, ego, etc.) would motivate certain members of the community to try and usurp the current structure. 
A few of these answers are found in the ‘Other’ section of the site but it would do well to mention a few within the extended plot. Do not be afraid of thinking of these places and using them to show the way things have changed within the society—is the University still cared for properly? Is the Obsidian Palace faced with the possible wrath of desperate citizens? Are the streets patrolled by available guards for crimes and problems brought about by desperation? You should consider, as well, writing and developing a bit more about the type of festive and positive activities that occurred before the start of the winter.



▶ Does the plot make sense in the universe/fandom it is set in? 



It is not set within any fandom but we can clearly see it is of a fantasy-genre and we believe it is one that fits well within its own little universe. It takes cues from several different cultures and assimilates them well. 



▶ Are the character biographies developed enough? 



The biographies are well structured and are able to properly present the past of each character. The creators of these characters have done a splendid job of linking them to the world created for them—showing how each was affected by the blizzard that surrounds their world, the links between each of them and how influences from other characters has shaped them into the people they are in the current timeline. Most, if not all, of these biographies begin with the transition of these characters from one point to the next during their lives: where they came from, their families and infancy, then their childhood and adulthood  It is clear through the writing of these biographies that the creators set out, very carefully, to present various points possible players can access and develop. They give you the structure of the character—who she or he is essentially—through certain memories that have shaped their personalities but they leave room for the details.
Details can be very precious to players as they have the tendency to take hold of openings in a character’s biography to add details of their own. In this way both the creators and the players are pleased—experienced roleplayers know how where to locate areas of growth within a character and creators can see their characters expand not only in their present but in their pasts. In simple terms, the biographies give players a history to work with. With them the players can determine actions and reactions characters could take with greater accuracy (in terms of the type of characters the creators have developed). There is also a good balance between optimistic, pessimistic and realistic characters.



▶ Are there characters with traits that are too paradoxical?



Taking the character Daniel Fischer as an example, we’ll say the following—the creators have done a very good job of linking traits to each other within the development of the characters. What does this mean? Well, in Human Relations, a person’s attitude is an accumulation of their perceptions and interpretations—of people, objects, surroundings and themselves.  These influence a person’s attitude and their own perceptions/interpretations influence their behavior. Daniel is a good example of using one character trait (or attitude) to influence or react to another because he is normally a very respectful man. Yet, as all people have limits, when he experiences anger he turns rather violent. Still the way this is written implies that these are snaps; moments where his angry is enough to cause a great disturbance within him but so strong that they snap him back to reality. He become the respectful man he regularly is and acts in accordance to his personality—with shame, fear and distraught. In this way traits that appear to be paradoxical are in fact, not. Keeping Daniel as our example, you see how a man who is quiet and withdrawn would turn to an extreme during a moment of anger. This aspect gives another characteristic that isn’t explicitly stated within the biography. That is that Daniel has issues with controlling his emotions as he goes from one extreme to the next.
Creators should look at applications for characters like this carefully as those who choose to play him should be those who can handle a character that can go from one extreme to another but do not abuse of that fact. They should be able to handle it in a realistic way, while developing a back-story that links to the available biography and further justifies the character’s way of being. 



▶ Is there information about the time, the setting and the locations within that setting? 



There isn’t any proper indication of a timeline but the assimilation of so many different gods and deities suggests that the timeline must be set, at least, after the 17th Century (in the universe that reality is set in). There are several locations for the players to work with with very good descriptions as to how they relate to their universe. Integrating them more into the plotline would give players further incentive when exploring the world through roleplaying. 



▶ General Input:



All in all a very strong roleplay in terms of content. We think you have the makings of a very good storyline. Just go over the notes presented in the various questions here and you should do fine. 

To make sure we give accurate and fair reviews we’ve created a list of questions that we work through when reading and evaluating roleplays. Here is our short review—for content—for winterlocked-rp.

Note: We would like to endorse this particular seeing as it has strong content, well-developed characters and a dedicated administration. If you are the type of player that enjoys themes involving fantasy, magic, and/or adventure, we suggest you check this roleplay out. 

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rickgenestrpc:

God bless, I’m lonely.

…just going to leave this right here. Only 1 more follower to go.

rickgenestrpc:

Not too happy with that guide. I might redo it at some point, lol.

I like this guide a lot actually—especially the section on “headspace”. I find that, when I’m playing male characters for example, that I read character interactions and react (physically, which is a little weird for my parents when they see me going ‘WTF’ at my laptop) in the way my character would. Afterwards, sometimes instantly, I think back and go ‘Oh! Well, jeez, I pretty much would not react this way but my character does’. It’s a matter of finding their voice—particularly in gif chats when you’re trying to determine how to get a point across (or have a character try to) in a way that is truly theirs. Sometimes, after you play characters for a time—even like a month or so—you start reacting like them without realizing. I think that’s an effective way of noticing whether or not you can slip in ad out of that headspace without thinking about it.