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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 2:04 pm    Post subject: OOC Thread Reply with quote

Okay folks, I haven't really figured out the specifics on how this is going to work yet; I don't want it to be a free for all. Eventually there is going to be a folder where people can post drafts and ideas on articles they would like to see/help write. Also, articles posted will more-than-likely be collaborative efforts.

When I collect my thoughts better, I'll elaborate!
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good. Cool idea, too.
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally, I get submit my article for the "Ravenasauraus"- A bar hopping, beer drinking, critter fighting, lady lovin' beast of a monster. A shame he is now extinct, but it'll make for a great read Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... Well, I have nothing to offer LIKE THAT. But, I'll help if ya need any ^_^
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucy_Ren wrote:
... Well, I have nothing to offer LIKE THAT. But, I'll help if ya need any ^_^



Wha ha ha ha , he's a one of a kind typa rascal. In all seriousness I would like to help too.
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I said I was going to elaborate but I haven't yet and I wasn't very clear the first time around.

The IC library is not your normal story folder. The library is going to be a collection of IC informational articles, almost like one would find in an encyclopedia.

I am asking that people not just post whenever they have a good idea. I will delete posts.

I want the library to be informative and helpful (although it won't be the say all and be all on any particular topic) and the "entries" to be organized. If you have an idea, or even an article, you can add it to the "Entries In Progress" subfolder.

To give everyone an idea of the kind of topics I'm talking about, I'd like to see several entries on elves. One could define elves in the style of Tolkien, another article could define elves a different way (from some other novel, game, or even just how a person plays them).

The library will in no way define how you have to play a character, say an elf. Its just supposed to be a place where we can collect our thoughts and define/describe different things (species, planets, plants).

I have to figure out a format for how the entries are going to look and a system for writing them up, editing them, and finally posting them in the main folder.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey darling, now that you're back, are you going to develop the library a bit more? I have some story ideas, and I'll be needing this place. :Very Happy: Arden would like to contribute his vast amount of knowledge before my plans for him take him elsewhere.

Also, to make a quick comment, this place is quite similar to what I tried to do on an AOL board around 1999. It was called "The Rhy'Din Historical Society," but it never really took off. I'd like to see yours take off!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I will be working on this! I have been bugging myself all week about it but when I get overwhelmed with things to get done I end up doing nothing. I am going to make a list, and this will be near the top.

My boyfriend has this awesome book on "Things That Never Were" that I want to borrow and use some of the information in there for some entries; particularly one on glamour (I'm totally going to bug Amthy on that one too).

Since you had a similar idea at one time you are more than welcome to help out Smile Actually, everyone is welcome to help. Maybe I should think up a list of good entry ideas.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally understand what you mean by being overwhelmed and not getting things done. Heh. Its the same with me.

I'd love to help! I think it would be cool if people also took responsibility for adding information about their character's own race, particularly if that race is their own creation.

::a grin at a certain someone::
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Peeks in, wipes away the dust and cobwebs that have accumulated over a year*

I should do an article on pumpkinheads in here sometime... Library needs more love!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does need some love Sad It seriously needs me to get off my butt and organize it as I originally intended to.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as a curiosity, what isn't allowed in the library? Sometime, establishing what is and isn't allowed in there might be a good idea. Not *now* mind you, but sometime, when the cpr starts taking effect on this poor folder. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Library's original intent was to be used to post almost like reference articles as if they existed IC. Almost like an IC encyclopedia talking about different realms, species, weapons, etc.

The main folder was going to be for finalized articles that could be posted in some sort of organized manner under different headings (species, geographical location, etc.).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, for example, one article could be:

Title: The Elves of Veian
Subject: Species, Elven
Author: Lydia Loran (or maybe make up some anthropologist or something)

This article could include all the information one could find out about the Veian Elves through research at the library.

While another article could be:

Title: The Elves of Middle Earth
Subject: Species, Elven
Author: Tolkien, Social Anthropologist

And this could be a basic summary of different types of elves existing in Tolkien's world.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, well, there's not enough of her kind to warrant an article cuz no one would wanna research her. Wink But at this point I'm thinking pumpkinheads are established enough to warrant their own article.

Just was curious though. It's nice that it's IC though, since I know some characters do frequent the library. And it'd be nice if the library had, ya know, books and stuff. XD

Right now I'm trying to think of the things that would be included on articles on a specific species. Origin, Physical Characteristics, Mental Characteristics, Temperament, Life span, Weaknesses, yadda yadda, and I feel like I'm leaving out the obvious, but it's just not coming to mind right now. If I could get a good basic template I might feel inclined to work on some articles on some of the species. Though they'd be relatively simple, since I'm not particularly wordy or prolific or anything.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where they live? What they eat?

I was kind of leaving it up to everyone how they wanted to write their articles (just as books would be written differently by different people, even on the same subject) and thought the most I would dictate them all having to have (before moved into the main folder) would be some type of standard heading.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's probably a good idea. Too much dictation tends to turn people away from these sort of things.
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