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03 March 2036 @ 11:30 pm
If you're looking for me,
I'm no longer here.
Current Music: Take it slow.
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22 August 2035 @ 04:08 am
A quick heads up for anyone friending me:

One: I post a lot of random things. Everything I post is done by custom groups, so if there's something you don't want to have clogging up your f-list (i.e. memes or secret posts.) comment to this post and let me know. I'll remove you from that group~

Edit: The above is not so much true anymore, but feel free to comment that entry regardless, in case I pick the habit up again in the future.

Two: I'm a lurker by nature, so if you only keep people on your f-list who comment frequently, I'm probably not a wise choice

When friending me, please comment here with two colors from the Friend Add page, for me to add you with.
First color will be the username, second color the background - i.e. yellow on  black - if I can pull that off without going blind.

If you don't respond with two colors I will be slow to add you back.

Four: On de-friending, please leave a comment here letting me know (preferably with why) if you remove me. No hard feelings, I like to just be aware of what's going on, and if the remove was intentional or accidental.
It would just be really helpful, okay~? <3

Five: Last, because it is particularly important this matter stands out and is remembered. I value honesty, trust and respect above all else.

If you feel the need to snoop around behind my back, instead of coming to me and talking about a concern.
If you feel that you can manipulate me or that you need to corner me for any reason.
If you can't respect me as a person, and trust me as a friend enough to communicate with me.
If you feel that you have the right to order me around because you're not happy with something that I've said.

If any or all of these apply to you... Please refrain from wasting your time, and mine, in advance by not adding me to your f-list.

Thank you.

Additional matters:

Please comment to the birthday post, with your birthday (year not required.)
Also, if anyone has any questions about why your comments are screened, please take a look at this
or this.
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28 July 2025 @ 08:23 am
Last updated: 6/9/2010

Monday: 6/7 - Off
Tuesday: 6/8 - 5 pm - 11 pm
Wednesday: 6/9 - Off
Thursday: 6/10 - 6 pm - 11 pm
Friday: 6/11 - 6 pm - 12 am
Saturday: 6/12 - 5 pm - 12 am
Sunday: 6/13 - Off
Monday: 6/14 - Off
Tuesday: 6/15 - 5 pm - 11 pm
Wednesday: 6/16 - Off
Thursday: 6/17 - Off
Friday: 6/18 - 6 pm - 12 am
Saturday: 6/19 - Off
Sunday: 6/20 - 5 pm - 11 pm
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Wasteland
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28 July 2020 @ 08:43 am
So... Incase anyone was wondering.

I'm a loser.

Okay. I made a music list.

Which I will be updating regularly, when I think of more bands.

Most bands are in my youtube favorites, so it's hard thinking of something that I like that's not already common knowledge.

The Band ListCollapse )

Post any suggestions here, if you have them. No promises they'll be added, but I'll look into the band when I get a chance if I don't already know them.
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22 July 2020 @ 12:31 am
So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me, something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about, or something you've always been curious about but have never asked, or something completely silly that you'd like me to answer for kicks. No limits on the range of questions, either: ask me anything you want to know about, whether it's a fannish opinion or a question about a fic of mine or trivia about my real life or my thoughts on events in the offline world.

Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you!

Anon on/IP Off - all that good stuff. I do have to unlock the entry after I post it - but once that's done, it'll be public for anons. Screened, as always, and I may be rescreening them.

I reserve the right to politely refuse a question if I feel that it is of a personal nature. (i.e. if you don't already know my real name, please don't ask.)
Current Mood: curiouscurious
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Friends Only

Read this post, and comment there to be added.
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: Send Me An Angel
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04 January 2010 @ 12:02 am

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08 December 2009 @ 09:55 am
Okay, so - good news. bad news.

My phone is really ridiculously fast, apparently. Good news, I wasn't really late this morning. Bad news. I had to stay like ten minutes longer than I expected to, so I was there for like 55 minutes instead of 45, which isn't a big deal at normal jobs. but when you're a crossing guard, standing outside in the freezing cold and only get paid for those 45 minutes.... yeah, ten minutes over isn't a big deal when you're working four or more hours. Most people come into those jobs fifteen minutes early anyway, but if you're fifteen minutes over on a crossing post, that's a full third of your shift more that you worked, that you're not getting paid for. It's all relative okay.

Good news. Called the vet. Got in on a recheck, $42.00. There are three thyroid tests. Good news, Orion has already taken one, and that one's been ruled out. Good news, one of the tests is $98.50. I can afford that. Assuming they don't throw any random curve balls at me. Bad news, the last, full and complete test is $251.00. A regular check up is $63.00, I don't know if they'd charge me a regular check up or a recheck to come in a third time and take the third test .... you know, in three months, when I can afford it. Bad news, this doesn't even touch on the possibility that it's not thyroid, but neurological, instead.

She asked which pet this was for, and I said Orion should be the only one on file. She asked about Sheba. Because I took Sheba in for an emergency visit in February of '08 when her gum swelled, which tells me that I did not get a reminder a year later for her to get another check up. She was given a physical while we were there, too but I guess that never made it into the paperwork. Nor did I get a physical reminder for Orion that year. I asked if I needed to inform them of her passing officially, mentioning that Orion came in shortly after and his vet was told. Her answer was that no, no - I'm not obligated to inform them, but she wanted to close her file so I don't get any reminders in the mail that I don't want to deal with. This conversation is a reminder. And those cute little 'you're due for a check up' post cards haven't been showing up in the past two years, so I think I'm covered on the whole ... not needing to deal with reminders.

I should just be grateful that it proved the point I've been trying to make since last August. Notifications haven't been coming, and they are still supposed to be. but, oh well whatever.

Assuming I don't die Thursday from working all Wednesday night, I'm going to sleep the entire day and be wide awake by 10 am Friday morning so that Orion can go to the vet. My life is so exciting.

This isn't even like ... take Orion to the vet to get his symptoms checked out. This is ... take Orion to the vet to get a test done that may or may not come back positive and may or may not be the issue, even if it does come back positive. I spent all night last night thinking about how a brain tumor might explain why he randomly bites me for petting his forehead - something I've done for six years, without incident before now.

I'm ... sure there's more, but I'm just not in the mood right now.

Also, I took a nap last night from 9:30 to midnight, and have been up ever since. So. Coherency ... may not be a strength, at the moment.
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07 December 2009 @ 08:54 pm
I finally talked to the vet today. Ran Orion's symptoms by her, and the ones we initially dismissed as just part of ... how he is. Told her what information I found online over the weekend, since they were closed, and she said to call in the morning and make an appointment. She's going to list it as a re-visit since he was already tested for thyroid before, and she's going to run a more thorough thyroid test on him this time. I ... Need to talk to her in the morning, so that she can give me the thyroid tests they have available and the price range of those tests.

The other possibility seems to be neurological issues. Which is what I was afraid of. Which is what I'm terrified of - because if it's something wrong with his brain, how many options do I have? And will I be able to afford them? They don't just ... take care of your animal and bill you if you don't have the money, they will refuse to help him, if I can't pay for it. And after searching for someone who would just put Sheba down for cheap - I know that there isn't really anyone else around here that's any better.

So. That's that. I updated my schedule. I'm not even sure when I could fit an appointment in this week, since I work every day but Thursday, and I'm going to need to sleep all day Thursday after working 13 hours on Wednesday.

But I can't say no to hours, because I'm going to need the money to get Orion seen, tested and then treated for whatever is wrong with him.
Current Mood: blankblank
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04 December 2009 @ 01:02 am
There's something very wrong with Orion.

I'll be taking a hiatus from things for awhile, don't expect me to be reliable ... anywhere, until I figure this out.
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
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26 November 2009 @ 02:18 am
Going to Plymouth for Thanksgiving. We'll be back Friday or Saturday, but I have training at Blockbuster (as;fklasd training. I've worked for this company for four years, and I have to sit and watch videos. This is so dumb.) on Saturday, and work at Macy's on Sunday.

So, likely I won't be back to my regularly scheduled .... schedule until Sunday night.

I'll update my schedule before I leave, and when I come back, for next week.

In the mean time have fun, guys - I hope everyone who has a holiday this week is going to enjoy it.

My house is empty and animal-less. I doubt the snake would appreciate me taking him out and putting him in my lap, like I used to at Tommy's house.

Edit: Friday - 12:21. We're supposed to be home 'early' tomorrow. We'll see.
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24 November 2009 @ 09:42 am
Do you tend to get turned off when someone you start dating seems too interested too soon? How do you politely tell someone to stop being so clingy?

I've never had this problem. So, I don't. Usually it's- other people telling me they're too clingy, while I'm sitting there wondering where they get that idea.

Or, that I'm too clingy. Which doesn't surprise me ... although- never directly, like that.

Yeah, I've never had this problem.

*Moves on*

I think I'm going back to bed.
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19 November 2009 @ 11:26 pm
I just said goodbye to .... my only actual in person, off the computer, live flesh and blood friend. He's going to London for a month, and I'm not sure he's ever left the state, nevermind the country alone.

Breathing. Okay.

I hate having to say goodbye to people when I don't actually see them leave, they just ... disappear. I hate it, it's one major flaw of the internet, you don't get to see people off. I'm very visual, very physical in that sense. When my brother left and we dropped him off at the airport it didn't bother me, I watched my mother and my sister sob and I was fine. When he left the night before he was leaving the second time. Disappeared to the void of my father's house and I could sit here and watch the clock and know, "Now is when he's sleeping. Now is when he's arriving at the airport. Now is when the plane takes off. Now is when he's probably landing." That shit destroys me.

I'm going to go back to pretending this doesn't bother me. Concern, especially for Antonio, ruins my cool indifferent image. Because ... everyone here that's seen me sob for months and melt down over nothing- you're all convinced I don't have emotions, right? Right?

The other thing I wanted to post about when I was here was that my brother changed the settings on my mom's computer so now everything is really tiny and far away looking on my desk top. He left a month ago, and I'm just noticing this now - can you tell how often I use that computer?

Also: Note to self. Moved Kip into Angel's cage, and Fucker into Kip's cage. Fed Fucker one large. Need to buy crickets for Kip.
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: blow it away, blow it away...
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No, I can't believe I'm actually posting this, either.

Mod post. If you know of someone in the game, that's not on my f-list, please direct them to that entry. Otherwise, just go read it yourself.

Yeah, and the Simple Application form has been extended until the end of the month. If we get enough interest in these types of posts, we'll be having them on a semi-regular basis.

That's .... It. Any questions about either of those subjects go to the above linked post - please don't comment my personal journal about them.
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Current Mood: busybusy
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17 November 2009 @ 01:54 am
If your best friend forgave his or her partner for cheating and lying, would you try to forgive him or her too? Would you find it difficult to spend time with them as a couple?

No, and yes.

But that doesn't mean I'd be okay with him leaving her when he finds out that she has cancer, either. As relieved as I am that he left her, period.

In more awesome news.

Right. Okay.

Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: I'm planning my escape...
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01 November 2009 @ 08:36 pm
I want to thank everyone for having patience with me last month. I realize that not everyone knows how I get in October, so my actions may have seemed alarming, and I'm sorry for anyone that had to deal with me being unpleasant. This year was particularly difficult, not only from the weather cooling earlier than it has been- but because it took me up until October to finally mourn the loss of my 'aunt' who passed over the summer. Losing Sheba right before that, I spent a lot of time mourning her, and we've spent the last two months with Carl and Faith a lot - helping it to finally sink in that Grace is gone, and this time she's really not coming back.

It's not an excuse for the way I acted, the fact that my birthday fell on a Wednesday again this year is not an excuse for the way I acted, dealing with my brother and finally having that sink in is no excuse for how I acted, and having lost a friend recently is not an excuse for how I acted.

I'm still kind of wary to interact with people, so don't be surprised if I disappear from here or AIM for a bit, again. I just thought some people might like to know that I'm not ... dead.

I'll also be busy with Nano, so all the more reason to expect me to be around less than usual.
Current Mood: exanimateexanimate
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18 August 2009 @ 02:14 pm
*Steals this from Snook.*

Tell me something. What you had for breakfast, what your favourite color is, who you love, something you can't stand, something that means the world to you, anything. Secrets or something that's not really a secret. I just want hear what you have to say, really. So comment away. IP logging off, anonymous commenting on. Go crazy.


*steals this from Ruthi*

I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me, something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about, or something you've always been curious about but have never asked, or something completely silly that you'd like me to answer for kicks. No limits on the range of questions, either: ask me anything you want to know about, whether it's a fannish opinion or a question about a fic of mine or trivia about my real life or my thoughts on events in the offline world.

Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you!

Everything's screened, as usual.

How the hell does the captcha keep turning itself back on.
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05 August 2009 @ 03:20 pm
[info]apurgatorium is having a 4th wall event, August 6th-8th~

It will start Thursday, Aug 6 midnight EST and end on Aug 8 11:59pm EST. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME PARTICIPATE, character journals from other/dead/non-existent games, homeless muses, mun journals even. Everything and anything you can throw at us, welcome~.

Last year we even had an IC chat that Fourth Wallers were allowed to crash.

Also: Purg members who do not want to participate, but are worried about the check this weekend - post or hiatus today before midnight.
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02 August 2009 @ 06:43 pm
voyeur meme.

comment and ask to see anything on my computer,
no matter what it is,
and I'll take a screencap of it and post it in my next update.


At work we get to pick Employee Pick movies that go up once a month, so I started thinking about it and I'm not too much of a movie person - so I'll run out of things to pick fairly quickly. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS, LET ME KNOW. You can post movies you think I should see or movies you think I should use for my Employee Picks here - either one, or both. Just... Specify which you're leaving I guess.

And I'm going to make this entry public so that people can comment anonymously if they so choose. As long as comments stay on topic, I don't mind - and screening is as always, still enabled.
Current Mood: draineddrained
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It's 2:30, I know technically I've been up since 1:00, but I went to bed at a decent hour. What is this bull shit?

The "You Should Write..." Meme!
my thread here
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30 July 2009 @ 08:10 pm
I keep meaning to do this, so I'm going to do it here.
This entry will be left as a sticky post at the top of my journal. You can choose to comment directly to my thread, or post a comment to this entry itself (particularly handy if/when that post maxes out.)

This entry will be unlocked shortly, anon is on IP is off - all that. Then people can say whatever they want, whenever they want - and not have to worry about be knowing who they are, if they don't want me to.

Also, unlike in the link below, comments to this entry are screened. If you specifically want/don't want a reply or your comment unscreened, make sure to include as much in the comment or I'm not going to know.


Current Mood: calmcalm
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I did this already, but *Steals again*

The problem with the internet: We all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your journal and find out what people don't know about you!

Comments are always, at first, screened - so do I even have to say that? Anon on, and I probably won't be answering until tomorrow night.
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30 April 2009 @ 11:54 pm
Ask me a question and I will tell you no lies.

Ask me anything. Ask me about my life, about how my day was, about what I like to do on my spare time. No matter how personal, I will answer. Or maybe you don't have a question. Maybe there is something you've been wanting to tell me for a long time but never had the courage to. Maybe you secretly hate me or love me or wish we were closer. This is the place to tell me.

Anon is enabled if you so choose to use it. Comments, as usual, are initially screened - if you want me to re-screen them, let me know.

*Steals from Chelsey and runs.*

Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
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19 April 2009 @ 06:27 pm


Get your character journals.
Multiple versions of the same character encouraged.
Get your friends.
Get your friends' friends.
Try to max out comments. ♥
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09 April 2009 @ 11:46 am
THERE IS NO, need I repeat...NO electricity on the lower level except for in businesses sanctioned by the gods. And even at that point, it is strictly business oriented. There are NO GENERATORS left in the ShinRa HQ right now. Their existence made Thylas very mad - he smashed them. You are welcome to try rebuilding them if you want, but they are currently gone. All business electricity must be approved by the gods. If there was anything left, as of now, they are gone. Any Electricity in ShinRa HQ right now would be from the fact that they are an approved company by the gods, and nothing else.

They do not want any electricity reaching the masses.


Businesses using it for any purposes outside of business will get the gift revoked. ♥

Business Listing


All businesses can deliver to the lower level. Also, any employee who has yet to obtain upper level permission may work - only work - on the upper level as long as they maintain good behavior. If they do other things, they revoke good behavior, and that may result in loss of a job. This is for the ease of the upper level citizens.
→Misa's Clothing Store
→Devil's Nest - Bar
→Max's Bakery
→Euphemia's Flower Shop (Formerly Aeris')
→Pizza Hut
→Oomurasaki Tavern
→Watanuki's Cafe

→Nami's Fruit Market
→MakubeX's General Store (Formerly Alice's)
→Curious Cait Item Shop
→Devil's Nest - Boarding House
→Celestial Being
→Bath Houses [costs money to get in, keep in mind] ~ this is about the only luxury on the lower level. <3 Don't abuse it.

Toys, games, and entertainment

Everything can only be purchased on the upper level. And it is costly.

→ Blocks
→ Puzzles
→ Crayons/Markers/Pencils/Pens
→ Paper
→ Cards
→ Books
→ Instruments

→ Video games
→ Computers
→ Designer Toys (Mostly for near, Mechs, Gameboy, things like that).
→ Televisions
→ Movies/Theaters
→ Glitter

Purchasable Items

Aside what is mentioned in "yes" above. Only available on the upper level.

→ Food
→ Water
→ Clothing
→ Alcohol
→ Candy [expensive]
→ Fabric, to make clothing

If in doubt, ask. Keep in mind, these shops are not [info]walmart_rp.

How Do I Eat??

There's a couple ways to get food and water.

Water -
→ From the rivers
→ Springs
→ Gods have used some of the former pits created by Neffe's disaster, to fill with water. While some had closed, they reopened and put water in them.

Food -
→ It is only purchasable on the upper level. You can NOT BUY FOOD on the lower level.
→ On the lower level, kill monsters, catch fish, build fires, get a friend who has upper level access to get you some supplies to cook. >.o;


Beds -
→ Lower level: Suck. Matresses are worn out and sheets suck.
→ Upper level: Less suck. Have decent sheets, and things like that.

Kitchens -
→ Lower level: Don't exist as you know them. All stoves would be WOOD burning.
→ Upper level: Has them, and other things. most things need to be purchased.

Living Rooms -
→ Lower Level: Don't exist. Build your own chairs and things. Or get them from someone on the lower level, to build it for you. May have one crappy couch or something.
→ Upper level: Couches, chairs, etc.

No furniture can be transported from the upper level to the lower level.


TONIGHT...there will be a BIG storm starting.


The smart will find ways to gather water and take advantage of this. :) COME ON GUYS. FREE WATER...and this is a lot cleaner than the bathed in rivers. |D

Also, things are going to start going down.


Also, there will be some new buildings and locations popping up in the next few days, but I'll get a post up about that. Just wanted to get this going. (:

It starts now. |D Have fun with your godly temper tantrum. It would be wise to find shelter. |D Your home may suffer damage from it if you should wish.

Hey guys~ I'm sure you're tired of hearing from us by now, but. ;D Just a few more notes.

--> Another two reminders because we're still getting a fair number of people that aren't doing it:
1. Please post to the HIATUS POST when you plan on, well, going on hiatus. You can post to the OOC community as well, but chances are, if that's the only place you post, then I'm not going to remember when the activity checks come around. Alternatively, you can just make a post in your character's journal so when I'm doing an activity check, I'll see that when I go to the journal. You can just delete it when you return.
Thank you to everyone who's already been doing this. It's a biiiiig help~ ♥

2. When requesting your sin from the Gods, please remember to include a link back to your application as an OOC note. We obviously don't know every character's canon that happens to be in Purg, so we have to refer back to your applications and what you stated their sin was. It's much easier if you can just link us to that app and save us the trouble of digging. :3

--> All the ideas that have been pouring in for future events are awesome! By all means, keep the ideas coming in. ♥ We're compiling a list, and maybe we can do a poll to see which event people would be the most interested (and keep the results private, of course).

--> Another activity check is just a few days away! I'll be returning to work next week and won't have time to do another for awhile, so I'm going to cram one more in before them. Now's your chance to update any character journals that you haven't touched in awhile.
1. If your character ends up on an activity check three times in a row and hasn't been very active in logs, I would like to ask you to drop that character. :/ There could be someone else that wants that chara and would spend a lot more time doing something with them.

I think that should be it. :x I hope everyone's looking forward to the upcoming event~!


Hey, guys. Couple notes; they’re rather important ones and this is likely to get very lengthy, so please keep with me and read it all, at this applies to everyone in the game.

We’ve had a few mentions of some businesses popping up in Purgatorium that are not endorsed by the Gods/were not formed with permission. It needs to be pointed out again, the following few points:

* When starting a business, you will have absolutely nothing to work with unless you ask the Gods for help. This means putting yourself into a lot of debt in order to obtain the necessities needed to begin your business. You’re going to end up not having a lot in the way of profit for a nice long while, as you pay that debt back to the Gods for helping.

* The Gods do not provide anything but the bare necessities. They’ll give you the tools to fix your roof, but they're not going to give you carpeted floors or fancy tile or big, expensive items or decor. That's all stuff you have to earn, and it takes time.

* After you've been in business for awhile, the Gods will become a little more lenient with what they're willing to give you in advance and accept payments on. This includes electricity, if your business would like to have it. Basically, prove that you're doing well and the Gods will be nice.

* Do not assume things, please! Don't assume that just because you want a business means you can just guess everything that's in it. We've had some businesses in Purgatorium since the very beginning (Alice's shop, Tifa's cafe, ShinRa) that worked their asses off to get what they have now, and it's hardly fair to them if the newer shops that are sprouting up automatically have all these nice things.

* Some people have been able to request rather big and shiny objects from the Gods now and again in return for service or payment. There's a reason why they're able to do this, and business owners are not: those people have no debt with the Gods. The amount of debt a business owner is in, just by obtaining things needed to make their building presentable, and having the materials needed to run the place (especially those places that offer food, for example), is... quite a lot. Therefore asking for unnecessary things tends to be a No No until they've gotten some of that initial debt out from under them.

Yes. This means that at least a few of these newer businesses need to amend what items they're claiming to have. If we notice that this isn't being done, we'll need to start talking to people in specific.

When in doubt, ask. You can always IM Rowan or me, or post in the FAQ, or use the In-Character request page to see what you can and cannot have. And remember, the Gods offer no help unless you ask them for it, which means not assuming.


I really hate to have to put something like this up here, since I figured a lot of it would be common sense, however... I feel the need to point out that, if you're the type of person that does not enjoy getting involved in huge plots or the like, to please take the in-character steps necessary to stay out of it. You cannot expect that your character can go taunting and being bitchy to the bad guys, and then - when the villains try to retaliate - step back OOCly and say, "No, I don't want to." It's not fair, it's aggravating to the villains (and their players), etc. Likewise, if you're a villain, you really need to realize a few things: This isn't a large city, and by now, by all intents and purposes, you should have been caught or killed or punished in some way. Escape is always an option, of course, because it's not fair to lock up a character forever, but again, in-character actions = in-character consequences. When one has a mini-army of SOLDIERs, Turks, various other skilled fighters and the like after them, it's really stretching it to say that a villain can't be caught by now.

But, I digress.

If you're having a problem with someone/someone's characters, again, the best way to handle it is to ICly remove yourself from the situation. Have your characters stop talking to those you don't want to interact with. Don't stomp your foot and say "I don't want to play with you anymore!" unless the offending characters are persisting and the player isn't getting that you'd rather not associate with them in-game. (Note, that this isn't to say if you're uncomfortable with another player or you think that they're harassing you, you of course can bring it to a mod for intervention and mediation. That's part of what we're here for.)

That being said, whether you want to interact with someone's characters or not, chances are if you're getting involved in plots, you're going to just have to suck it up and deal with some interaction occurring. It's part of the game; this isn't grade school where you can take your ball and go home if you don't like one or two of the people involved if your character has done IC things to get themselves into the predicament they're in.

I hope that makes sense. Yes/No?


Another thing that's been noticed is the number of 'nice' houses suddenly being mentioned on the lower level. This is another thing that's simply... not true. All the houses in the lower level are, basically, junk. Holes in the roofs, broken windows, cold, drafty, unstable, all that fun stuff that would earn it a good old fashioned "condemned" sticker on the front door.

The only homes that are in any way in good shape are the ones that ShinRa is working on restoring. Those homes have wood-burning stoves, generally a tub that water can be brought to and filled up, the structure is sound and the windows and roofing is all intact, etc.

There are very, very few of these homes at present, as the snow and harsh winter rather stunted ShinRa's ability to build for quite a long while. Not to mention, this is all material that either has to be salvaged, or has to be purchased from the Gods or the upper level. It's not cheap for them to rebuild, and as such the process goes rather slowly. Now that the snow is letting up some and ShinRa is focusing on restoration, things will move along more quickly. Rowan and I will keep everyone updated on what areas of the city are in good shape. At present, it's mainly just a few streets closest to the ShinRa building.


In the lower level... there are neither. There is no running water, there is no electricity. Absolutely not. The only exceptions to this are businesses that pay the Gods monthly for these services. Obviously, a food-serving place would need lights and water to run efficiently.

Another thing of note, the lower level is always dark. There is no moon, there is no sun or stars. The only thing you see when you look up is muddled black, maybe a few specks of light here and there from between the upper level plates, but there is no sky. Only on the upper level is there sunlight and the difference between night and day. For the lower level, the day is dark and the night is darker. That about sums it up.

The other exception to this are the four bath houses on the lower level. They require a small fee to get in, and there are both private and group baths available inside. Yes, this means hot water, as well. Yes, you have to get past an employee to allow you in. Yes, if you cause problems inside the bath house, one of the Gods will smack you upside the head.


I just mentioned this the other day, but I'm still noticing it happening... Pleeeease keep all unrelated/spamming posts out of the ooc community. The following things are the only things that should be going there:

* Plot-points pertaining to multiple characters/plot questions/inquiries/etc. If you have an idea and want to see if people are interested in it, go for it. If you want to direct a plot-related question to a group of people, go for that, too.

* Fan-stuff. Art, FSTs, etc etc that pertain to the RP are, of course, definitely welcome in the OOC comm.

* Hiatus-notices. If you're going away for a bit/coming back, you're welcome to post to inform everyone. However, it's also asked that you post to the hiatus entry, as well, otherwise you're still likely to end up on the activity check.

* Add/drop notices. Same with above, mostly. Picking up a new character or dropping a character? Let us know. But again, please post to the appropriate entries for us mods to be alerted, too, if you're dropping someone. Otherwise, that character will end up on the activity check and it's just... messier/a pain for us.

Anything other than those things listed do not belong on the OOC community. Pleeeease. Things posted just to chat or goof around... I'd really rather those things be saved for AIM or some such. This wasn't a problem when we were starting out and the community was just a handful of us, but now that we have over 200 characters involved and tons of entries to look at, it's much easier to keep the OOC community for its original purpose. From here on out, if we're noticing irrelevant entries getting put up that really have no real meaning, we'll either ask that they be removed or delete them ourselves.

Questions should be posted to the FAQ, not to the OOC community.


I'm... not even going to try and put dates on this as to when to expect them, but these are things I'm going to attempt to get going at some point when I have time:

Yeah, yeah. Long time in coming. This really is my first priority along with the events list, because I know how many people have wanted one and I'd like to have it laid out just what there is and is not within the city. If you are a business owner and would like your business placed on the map in a specific location, please let me know here, otherwise I'll either leave them off entirely or pick a spot for them to go.

I'm going to start compiling a bit of info from all the past events, so that we have it in one place as well as a list of (possible) future events.

Following in PC's footsteps, I want to try and get a complete list of all ShinRa employees and either have it listed down, or on some sort of flow-chart.

This was an idea that someone brought up awhile ago and we really liked; getting up a post to use as an in-character bulletin board, of sorts, where characters can place flyers and such for offered services and business promotions.

...Yeah. Okay. I think I'm done. I'm sorry if this filled everyone's f-list, and if you didn't read it all, GO BACK AND READ IT, PLEASE~ K? K~~

As always, any questions or concerns can be directed to Rowan or me. This post is also screened for privacy, if there's something you want to say that you'd rather others not see.

Stay chill, guys~~~

If your characters would like to make a special request from the Gods, or even ask them a question, you may do so here rather than post in their journals. This is done to make things easier on the mods, as sometimes we accidentally overlook things meant for Asclepius or Medea in character journals.


one. Requests cannot be made to Medea or Asclepius individually. It will be a request viewable to them both, and whichever of them feels like it/has time will be the one to grant or deny the wish or answer any questions.

two. Try to be reasonable, yes? Requests for things that are able to be purchased are generally denied because it would take business away from the lower and upper level stores.

three. Yes, the Gods do play favorites, and yes, sometimes their moods will affect their answers.

four. Characters may also ask questions, but please don't consider this the FAQ about abilities and such. If a chara is wanting to request their powers back, or ask a question about whether so-and-so is in Purgatorium or whathaveyou, that is acceptable. But any questions regarding 'what abilities does my character have?', etc, should be directed to the FAQ.

That should be it. All comments are to be considered private and unhackable to other characters.


Located North of the river and a ways into the forest, the church is possibly one of the few almost comforting sights in the Lower Level. It's clearly been uninhabited for a very long time. While monsters appear around the church, it seems exceedingly rare that any of them are capable of entering it. The church still contains a few benches and an alter, along with an intact stained glass window - dusty with age - above and behind said alter. White there are tapestries and images of various things throughout the church, there are no religious symbols, leaving it unknown as to what religion it might belong to.
In-game happenings: Aeris (FF7) grows her flowers in this church.

Clock tower:
The clock tower is the center landmark in the Lower Level. It is located South of the river, in a large square surrounded by small, abandoned homes. This tower is easily seen from almost everywhere in the lower level, and contains a clock-face on every side, facing North, South, East and West. There is a door on its East side leading in and spiraling stairs will take you all the way to the top where you can step through a doorway beneath any of the four clock-faces and see the surrounding city (not that it's much of a view). However, beware. Strange things are known to happen in the tower; everything from never-ending stair-cases to monsters and ghosts. There is also no guard-rail on the stairs, so express caution when ascending them.
In-game happenings: Various 'booby-traps' are set up within the tower from Fred and George's time spent living there, although they are no longer occupants.

An old, rusted-down fountain that looks as though it was quite beautiful at some point in time. It contains statues of lions around its base, each about three feet in height while the center of the fountain stands a little over six feet. This fountain no longer produces water, and parts of it are beginning to crumble. It is located North-West of the river, approximately a twenty minute walk from the clock tower.
In-game happenings: Leon's home is within view of this fountain; he can look out his window and see it.

This large, simple cemetery is located slightly South-East of the clock tower in the center of town. It harbors many, many tombstones (some marked, some not), statues, a section of tombs and typical graveyard features. Ghosts commonly roam the area, as some have already discovered. 90% of the time, these are perfectly harmless spirits that will come out and follow after someone they grow fond of, but aside from that, they tend to stick to their own graves, circling around their tombstones in a rather hypnotic fashion.
In-game happenings: Hojo kidnapped Kairi in this graveyard.

Ah, yes, the infamous hospital, where so many have ventured in order to figure out its mysteries. Unfortunately, they do appear rather unsolvable, do they not? The hospital is three floors: Upper, ground, and basement. The rooms shift and change; one room you leave may not necessarily be there when you return. Limitless monsters appear here, and it is one of the most dangerous places you will encounter in the Lower Level. The monsters include, but are certainly not limited to, those that can be found in the Silent Hill games. This includes the nurses, and, yes, Pyramid Head. Note that PH cannot be killed, and if you wish him to show up in a log, this is fine. However, if you're wanting him to something extravagant and particularly vicious, (ie: raping characters, destroying buildings, going on a killing spree, etc) we would prefer you ask the mods for permission first. Depending on the situation, we may play him in place of allowing the players to do so.
In-game happenings: Several people were kidnapped by Nyx at one point, and were hidden away in this hospital. They were rescued by Zack, Michael and Naminé. Wiskay later formed a party to enter the hospital in an attempt to search through it and try to figure it out. This seemed to trigger a rather odd reaction, and now the monsters seem to be appearing outside of the hospital.

The river runs throughout the entire width of Purgatorium, from East to West. The source of the water comes from the Upper Level, where the water drops down in a huge waterfall. Naturally, the water at the falls is the cleanest, best for drinking and such. The water at the far West, however, is dirty and intoxicated, poor for catching food, more infested with monsters, and extremely likely to make one sick if drank. A few streams branch off here and there, and the water there also tends to be a bit cleaner.
In-game happenings: n/a



Hey All

A little less srs business post here to clarify and get through some things and etc. Basically addressing conerns and answering questions I've gotten through today and things. And also perhaps some helpful tips :3

First is~~


This is Katie goes off and babbles and gets some things together before this evening, as well as getting to the applications and accepting and things. I figured something like this could be helpful for people. Everyone may look at different things in applications, but in the end, what is important is the way the character is presented, or if we feel that there was enough to get a feel for the character in just a little bit.

350 Words is not a maximum. It is a minimum. If you need more to get the character across, please do so. Actually, definitely do. If 350 words more than covers it, that's fine, too. :D;; This is also to get a feel for how you write. <3 Feel free to ask questions here about this all you'd like. I don't mind :B

5 sentences is the same way on the sample post, BTW. MORE = A+++ I rarely think 5 sentences gets the point across unless you're Wonderwice or Nill, who don't really SAY a lot. Because lacking words shows character, too :B

Tips on Sample Posts
I know writing applications and sample posts isn't exactly the easiest thing ever for some people. In fact, it can be stumps them. Everyone will ask where they are, naturally, but do it in your character's style, like having Viral Scream, or Aaron be a bit more shy and timid on the matter. Y'get my drift. It helps mods get a feel for your character, probably more than personality does. You can write essays about Viral's [he's my example today :B] personality, but if you write a sample post like "Um...where am I?"...? Yeah.

If you want to, it doesn't have to be your first post. Pretend your character has been here a few days, pretend they are getting acquainted with the environment. Asking questions about places, locations to get things, do stuff. Things like you know, what may your character do after a couple days of being here? Address present canonmates, things like that? Like I said, they are by no means required to be your first post.

You can like…have your character talk about getting a job, discussing things they learned. Sample posts can be privated entries, voice posts, whatever.

I hope this helps anyone who may have problems or trouble coming up with ideas. ♥


I GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS. And perfectly reasonable questions that made me WTF slightly in realizations. Terminals are stationary. As in bolted in the ground and not going to pick up and walk with you. Do not take apart the terminals [though hack at will on them, we find that funny :D]. If you walk away from it, your voice would fade, if you stand too far, the recording will cut out. It won’t follow you.

On the Lower level: if any private residences have them, then there can only be one in them at all. And it may not be placed in any of the bedrooms. Once it is placed, it is going to be bolted to the floor. So it can not be moved. You can't let the terminal get broken, if it does, your loss -- we're not replacing them unless you pay for the repairs.

The only exception would be a place like an inn or the boarding house which will result in housing large groups of people. In which case there would be three, and they wouldn't be in any of the rooms, but in the main area of it. Bolted to the floor. If they get exploded because you're dumb, then too bad.

On the upper level they can be located within businesses, the cafe Misa's place, and in the hallways of the apartments.

Another change is that private//unhackable comments could not be seen by anyone other than those who they are addressing, even on someone else’s journal. HOWEVER, for courtesy purpose, if it will be a long chat on someone else’s journal, take it to AIM and don’t spam us with “…We need to talk.” XD

EACH AND EVERY TERMINAL IS EQUIPPED WITH THE MESSENGING SYSTEM OF P.I.M.P. the Purgatorium Instant Messaging Program. So don’t hesitate to use that for some of the more private conversations. :O There was a post awhile back with all the “Screennames” used for it, and I’ll be more than willing to pull that up again for everyone if they should want it? :D Or at least copy-paste the list again, and allow everyone to give their SNs for it….Mm, yes~

Anything can be read by the gods.


Food is accessed through berries in the forest, catching fish, and killing monsters. And if you can afford someone to deliver food from the café, you do it. But this is not a nightly thing, there’s no way anyone can afford that~ =X

There’s water in all the ponds and things and river and etc. Just purify it.

Monsters, I got some new monsters. And they are NOISE from TWEWY, as seen here. They are not run of the mill walk up to them and stab them with a knife and walk away. They’re animal like, or at least the pigs are, so they are edible [ie: you won’t die or get sick from eating them] and probably don’t taste too bad. But they are harder to kill than other monsters, and being that most are without powers, well then. Have fun. They also tend to mob on you, and if you attack them they become AGGRESSIVE, so be careful alright? :D Yes, I am going to make them harder than they are even in game. :B The piggies tend to run away very fast, too, so kill them quickly if they run, catching up to them is nigh impossible for those who lack a lot of powers, send a group of a couple powerhouses and you can have bacon for breakfast. >.o;

What we got floooooooods of questions about and probably will FOREVER. BUT THAT’S OKAY. Any questions, feel free to ask again. I’m hoping this summarizes. :D I’m gonna summarize what was said yesterday in some ways and address some questions we’ve been asked a lot.

- Lower level does not have electricity. Any kitchen would be wood burning, and if they could find it – gas burning. You know, if they have a kitchen :B
- It’s back to the basics, kiddos. Just think logically here. :D Would it really be a punishment if you could turn on your TV and load up Mario Kart on your WII? Yeah…no. [Sorry matt ):] If you had it before, consider the new gods revoking it.
- Lower level doesn’t have running water. Businesses on the lower level won’t even need it, so tough luck here. SORRY GUYS. But none of you need a faucet to operate. If your character lives by their business or what have you. Electricity can not reach their rooms nor be used for cooking, and if they try wiring it there, the gods will cause it to short and you’ll get electrocuted. …or something Don’t do it so I don’t have to think of a way to punish you?~
- There is plenty of places water is. The river is no longer flooded, there’s an ocean, and probably as a result of some of the holes in the ground opening and closing up, some miniature ponds around to access water. You bathe in these unless you can afford the bathhouse. >P Bathhouse is one of the only privileges there, after all.

- Upper level has electricity and running water.
- You have to pay rent. Get roommates. :D
- Upper level has clothing stores, grocery stores, things like that. You can buy electric necessities like a toaster as Kaz said. Also would have bookstores as well, as the entertainment, and perhaps instruments. :B Normally play your PS2, learn how to play a saxophone. :D;; Also any home-improvement sorts of stuff, like screwdrivers, saws, things like that can be purchased on upper level. Paper, pencils, crayons Keep in mind these stores aren’t Walmart [there’s an RP for that 8D] You can’t buy TV dinners or something.
- Privilege is gained the same way as it was before. One Month and they can apply. It is the only way to obtain powers, also, they are required to be working. And they have to have good behavior…obviously. Because you gotta earn everything here. <3
- If you reside on the lower level with upper level priveledges, you can’t go up after dark, likewise if you live on the upper level you can’t go down after dark. The only exception is for So if you were planning to spend the night at Devil’s Nest, get there before it is dark. Also, the only exception to this is employment.

Flatout, here’s the simple thing. If you kill someone, you get a month added. The only exception is when it is strictly out of self defense. So killing someone out of revenge, because they hurt your loved one, or because you attacked someone will cause a loss of those privileges. No exceptions. You lose your powers and are gunna get kicked down to the lower level to reevaluate life. Don’t worry, if they attacked and killed someone, they’ll get punished.

Actually, I want a list of every business here. >> So if you have one, post for it. Don’t need to post employees, just ownership and things. I’ll make a list here below. <3 And I’ll sort out the upper level/lower level and privileges that they have exactly. Some of you have already asked, so use the new information you have?

I’ll fill in the ones I already know about later. :D;;… Just want to find out what everyone had. OH! This includes Celestial Being and SOLDIER.

EDIT QUICKLY: I forgot to add this, but if your character works for an upper level business, and they don't have privileges, then they can go up there STRICTLY FOR WORK. And as long as they remain on best behavior.

Business Name/What it is: [ie: Devil’s Nest - Bar]
Location: Upper/Lower Level.
Privileges: Running Water/Electricity/Personal Computers if applicable [note, would only be used for business and data purposes].
Was it Sanctioned by the Gods: IE, did gods give you the go ahead to start it? :D


Okay! So basically, this is our Post of Stuff That Needs Addressing-- an apparently long-awaited acknowledgment of concerns and complaints that've been either brewing under peoples' skins, or actually brought to our doorstep via formal complaint. It's high time this post comes about, and as per usual, we will be looking for your input and reflections on what's discussed here. If you want to comment, comment. If you want to IM privately, you know where to reach us. Email, smoke signal, carrier pigeon... whatever you want, if you feel like you need to say something. We want it so we can talk about it, use it, laugh in your face, debate it... you get the idea. If we don't have muns, we don't have a game, so your contributions are sort of important here, y'know? ♥

Ready? Let's get to it.

Purg vs Crack
One of the major issues brought to us has dealt with the amount of crack in here. Some of you don't even realize it's happening, while many, many others are more or less ready to quit because of it. This is why it has to be addressed; we don't want to lose what [info]apurgatorium was when it started. I myself joined just over six months ago, and when I got here, it was a serious-with-a-little-bit-of-crack game, where dramah would occur and people would die/be kidnapped/etcetera, everyone would be traumatized, and then the Gods would stage a bizarre event so we could all cool our jets. It was nice, and worked out well. As time went on, the amount of crack sort of... devoured everything else, and we were getting complaints from the muns of villains ((how we love them ♥)) that while they were trying to get srs plot going, their posts were being drowned out and missed altogether by random crack or spontaneous drama that'd last a couple hours, and be concluded with cutesy-wootsie fluff. That's fine in moderation, but it was getting to be an every day norm. :/ Someone would post something that had to do with the plot they were trying to get moving, and it'd be shoved to Second Page Status in half an hour with one-line, mini-drama posts. Again, those are fine... in moderation. We love that some of you guys exceed beyond the "one post a week" thing -- sometimes posting three or four times a day -- but we do ask that courtesy be applied here ((this can actually tie in with complaints about Purg moving really freaking fast)) and that you don't post every time your character has a new thought.

I'm straying from the topic here... what the hell was I talking abo-- ...

Ah. Crack. Yes, crack's fine and fun and good, but to be frank, this isn't a crack game, and never has been. Crack games exist, and they're loads of lulz if that's what you want, but it's become a trend in this comm for crack to overshadow serious plot and real, natural character development. It's become a problem, and we're hearing more and more everyday from people who are craving a shift back to old-school Purg. I understand that we all love to see how our characters react to certain scenarios and Three's Company-esque situation comedy, but... well, this leads right into the next issue:

Yeah. No one likes to hear about this, but unfortunately, we have had it brought to us on numerous occasions as an issue. Sometimes the complaints are frivolous, and we can see that plainly, the complainant is just holding come kind of weird little grudge. Complaints of this stratum happen, and we let it slide, but some complaints are justified. :/

We won't be pin-pointing, and in the here and now, we will not be contacting the people who've been complained about. We're going to give you the chance to take responsibility for your characters into your own hands, and come to your own conclusions. All we ask is that you work with us on this. We'd like you to look very carefully at each of your characters, re-read your apps, maybe re-watch episodes or re-read manga, watch movies again, read fics-- get back in touch with your characters, and evaluate yourself. Are you playing them ICly? Do you really understand their motivations, their wants and needs? Do you know what makes them tick? Do you understand their mannerisms, their nuances and the itsy-bitsy things that make them who they are? Are you doing them justice? We have an amazing group here, and it's up to you to do this. Your choice. We have the utmost faith in everyone in this community, and everyone is more than capable of handling their kids. Everyone. Don't sit there and mope about how you don't think you play someone right. You can. We just want to make sure people know where they stand, canon-wise.

We're going to leave the OOC matter in your hands... but rest assured, if we start getting complaints again a month from now about characters being OOC, we'll have to take it to the source, and deliver the complaint to your doorstep. :/ But we figure this is the fair way to do it, in lieu of gathering the complaints we have right now and tackling down muns. No, we want to give everyone the chance to re-evaluate themselves, and see what they find.

OOCness and crack belong in communities where OOCness and crack are the foundation of those communities. Please keep this in mind, and make a conscious effort to take care of yourselves. We'll be there to strangle you if you decide to bring in Rambo and play him gayer than Elton John, but for now, we trust you to do what's right. If it means restarting characters, well, do it.

To keep this section short and sweet, I just want to reiterate-- take drama to us. Don't be afraid of the mods, alright? If someone is harassing you, trying to force you to take your characters a certain way, or making you generally uncomfortable even if they're not actually interacting with you, take it to us. Email us. Save chat logs, screen shots, whatever you think will help your case. We'll send emails, arrange chats, and do what we can to fix things. Drama doesn't START big, okay? It has to grow into a raging blob of non-lol, so don't give it the chance to. Nip it in the bud, and bring it to our attention. Don't panic, don't make it worse. Just say something. ♥ I firmly believe that any and all situations can be ironed out. It's just a game; not world democracy. Some problems take longer to handle than others, but this is where simple patience comes in. No complaint will go ignored, no bias formed, no child left behi--

... er, right. On to the next bit.

General Stuff

New Gods are coming, as promised, and they will not be as generous as the last ones. Purgatory is a place designed for redemption, lest we forget, so dishing out the supplies for a Sundae Shop and giving people a shitload of goodies so one character can give them to another for their birthday... it's not happening anymore, or at least not as easy as it used to. If you want something, you'll have to damn well earn it. You might earn favor with a God, maybe, but their graces don't come easily.

Death has been abused and trivialized. Think about it... how much would it screw with your character's mind if their best friend in the whole wide world kept dying and coming back like, the very next day? It's been happening a lot lately, and honestly has to stop. :/ Death will come with a worse penalty now, in some cases, and you'll see what those are as we move along and handle deaths case by case. Also, if your character dies, they will not be able to return for three full days. After that? Longer; two days more than before.

Basically, if you have your character die tomorrow, they're gone for three days. They come back, die again, two days are added to the base time frame. That means they're gone for five days. They come back and die again? Seven days gone. If you have a question about this, let us know. Losing a memory is still happening, but as some people are running out of memories to lose, well, the Gods might have to do something worse. I would almost suggest using death as a means of going on hiatus, or putting one character on hiatus, once you're pushing seven days' worth of absence. |D; Point is, death shouldn't be something you do to your kid when you're bored. It's death. Make it mean something.

The Upper Level
The Upper Level is changing, people. Big time. It's still a part of Purgatory and is thus still a part of redemption. In that, no, there won't be amusement parks and movie theaters and whatnot there. No malls and no TV and nothing like that. :c It's a town, and still run-down, still dirty and generally unappealing. What your character will have up there in comparison to the Lower Level is running water, electricity, sunlight, and much nicer housing than the shanty shacks below. If you earn your way up there, you'll probably get a little more help from the Gods insofar as starting a business, and that really is a great way to give your character something to do, give other characters something to do, and have certain luxuries. You'll have a challenge opening shop, of course, but there's always a way to get things done. The only shops that exist up above are ones that sell your absolute necessities-- clothing, appliances ((not TVs or radios; we mean fridges and toasters)) and food. There are no Pizza Huts and no gourmet. Just groceries, and they're not the best. |D; As always, you earn money by working... unless someone gives you money, in which case you've made an excellent friend.

Upper Level privileges still take a month of good behaviour to earn. As per precedent, you can also still choose to live below with your evil little friends and have UL privies at the same time, BUT you will not be able to go up after dark. Likewise, people living on the UL who visit down below after dark will be snagged and punished. ): Not good. Be careful!


I think that's it.

As I really don't have a witty way to end this, I'll just say thanks for sticking with us. We want Purg to be a comm where people are happy, and where we don't see our kids popping up on Fandom Secrets for being blatantly OOC and over-ridden with drama. :/ We have a terrible reputation, and... well, we'd like to try to turn that around, for the most part. I know we can do it just from talking to you guys. You're a damn good group, you know, and we want to do what we can to make you enjoy logging in here, and not twitch in anticipation of what new drama has flooded into your playing space. ♥

So talk to us. Comment here with your concerns or questions, email purg.mod[at]gmail.com or contact a mod or co-mod directly. Our info is on the profile page-- Hoshino Masako for Katie, and gypsy savant for me. Our favourite little co-mod, of course, is Ferret. Find her at plum tengu.


Little Reminders
As a reminder to everyone, the IC Requests to the Gods (both on the IC requests page, and the Upper Level applications) will NOT be responded to, until the new Gods come in to play. I understand that everyone wants their requests filled in a timely manner, but Medea and Asclepius are currently unavailable to handle the requests, due to the end of the world and all. :o

Also, we've had several people ask, and I thought I'd re-post it again here : Activity checks HAVE gone back to every two weeks.

I'm sorry if this upsets anyone, but some guidelines need to be established. ♥

Kaz-mod edit; Seconding everything here, of course. For those potentially making faces at the guidelines re: sending charries back home, well crap... what's the point in bringing them to a place to atone for their sins if they can up and leave whenever, and then pop right back in in a matter of days? :/ Blaaagh. Hopefully, you guys are okay with this... we've had quite a few complaints about characters up and disappearing for no apparent reason, and then returning very soon after. I think that what we forget much of the time is that what we do with our characters can vastly effect other characters-- taking someone's best friend away from them out of the blue can really sting, bbs. ): PLZ. THINK OF THE PUPPETS.

Now, as far as getting to requests and handling questions/apps/etc, everyone's patience is hugely appreciated. Many of you know we've had a whack of stuff land on our laps since becoming mods here, and unfortunately, they're matters that will have to take priority until they're sorted out. ): Between Brandi and I, lists are being updated, reserves are being noted, and hiatuses are being acknowledged, so don't worry about that. The IC Requests are taking a bit, but once the new Godly kiddos come into play, rest assured your IC requests will be tackled. :o

A post discussing changes we want to introduce to you and gather input on is underway, so watch for that. ♥ And as always, please, never be afraid to contact Brandi, Ferret or I with anything you guys need. ♥



So we’re on Day 2 of [info]apurgatorium being under new modship, and again, we’d like to thank everyone for the warm reception. ♥ You guys have been great insofar as offering suggestions for new events, suggestions for new/updated rules, and generally helping us out in getting things arranged and re-arranged. Helpful muns are helpful, and we appreciate it.

That said, lists have been attended to and questions have been answered here and there. In regards to the IC Requests to the Gods, with Rowan and Koi no longer attending to those and no new Gods introduced, the IC Requests will be put on hold until our new pair arrive. If there’s anything you need to ask of the Gods immediately, please feel free to contact Brandi or I ((email or IM will do, as always!)), and we’ll see if we can work around it. There’s always a solution. ♥

I hate this part. Now... as we all know, there are different categories under “helpful”. I’m talking about complaints, and as mods, we do want them. If you’re not happy with us, with a situation, an event, someone in particular or whathaveyou, it really is helpful to both yourself and the community in general to speak up about it. One of us tries to be on AIM throughout the day, and we check the mod email almost on the hour. Many of you don’t know us very well aside from the characters we play and what you see in the OOC chat, and we do understand that it can be scary sometimes to write up a complaint and send it off. We’ve all been there. :/ Thing is, complaints are part of communities like this; they’re going to come when you mix 934620856 different personalities together, and all we can do as mods is take each complaint individually, and see if we can either work out an ultimate solution, or, at the very least, compromise. That said, please bear in mind that we are not fans of the quick fix. These things do take time, and we will be wanting to talk with both the complainant and the complainee(s) in detail. At present, we’re dealing with matters that existed long before we came into modship, and we both believe it’s best to adopt these matters carefully. That said, I want to reiterate– never be afraid to approach us about something. If someone is making you uncomfortable or doing something you don’t think they should be doing, come to us. Save chat logs, save emails, save screenshots; anything you can do to back yourself up, and come to us. ♥ There’s never a concern too minuscule, okay?

There’s more... what the heck was...

AH. Alright. Two more things– amongst the in-game changes that are coming up, one is all set to be announced and placed into action. Activity checks are back to a two-week posting... thingie. If you don’t post for your character in two weeks, you get tossed on the list. Strike one, two, three, you’re out. D: Same as always, but we’re back to two weeks instead of one. ♥ With summer right around the corner and people generally socializing more ((losers!)), we figured going back to the two-week rule would be a happy thing. :/ So that’s one change, and we hope it’s not terribly insane. More are on the way, and as usual, we will be hunting for input from the general consensus.

Annnnnd yes, the next event has been selected, and will be announced shortly. :) Aheh. Aheheh... ha.

Right. Long post is long, I know. Shutting up now.

Questions? Comments? Email, IM, or toss ‘em here, lovelies. Thanks for reading all this junk.

Since ownership was passed from Koi and Rowan, and on to Kaz and I last night, I thought that I'd post up a little something. First off, I want to let everyone know how excited we are to have been asked to lead the game. We have very large shoes to fill, and we hope to be able to make not only Koi and Rowan proud, but everyone in Purgatorium happy as well. We also want to let everyone know that we are both here to bring any complaints, suggestions, or concerns; you can reach us by e-mail at purg.mod @ gmail, or you can contact one of us over AIM. You can reach Kaz at GypsySavant or Brandi at pandapunchy. Don't ever be afraid to poke at either one of us, even if its for something small.

We also want to let everyone know that we do have three main priorities coming in to our new position in the game, and we want to share them with you. If you have any comments or questions about any of these, you can either contact us over aim, e-mail, or just comment to this entry. Over the next few days, there will be another mod post that goes in depth to these, but for now, we just wanted to make everyone aware of what our top three goals are.

Improving OOC Interaction : Improving communication between all players, so that everyone is able to feel comfortable plotting and interacting with one another IC.

Serious Plot & More Events : One of our biggest hopes is to get more serious plot back into the game. We'll be working to come up with several things that will be put into play over the next few weeks. All plot and events, of both the silly and serious variety, are of course optional. Any suggestions for events and plot that you would like to see, please comment here and let us know. We don't know what everyone would like, unless we hear from you guys.


[new arrivals]
Okay, guys. Things are beginning to change; the first change you're going to notice is that the temples Hera left are mostly gone, except for one temple of white stone in the east.

It's gotten a biiiiit bigger, and there is a statue in the front of a woman holding a jar, continuously pouring water. It's clean water and is there for drinking; however, depending on your progress, you might or might not want to. Those who are living basically good lives will find it tastes sweet and clear and cold; for those who are not, however, it is bitter and kind of mucky-warm. It will keep you from dying of thirst, but it tastes terrible.

Within the temple, incense still burns, though it is less thick and heady than it was. There is an altar for prayer and offerings, surrounded by out-of-season flowers; those who leave offerings or heartfelt prayers (to whomever they wish; the god to which this temple is consecrated is all-purpose and will pass on wishes to other gods) and reasonable requests for things other than food and the like may find their request when they return home, if they have been good enough. If not, however, there'll be nothing but a small flower.

Tending the altar is Alma, who has forgone normal clothing for simple dark blue robes; she is friendly as always, but your characters (particularly those who know her somewhat), will notice she is kind of distracted, as if she is hearing someone's instructions. Whose, she can't say.

More importantly, characters may, for the next week, hear snippets of song in the air; it's familiar, though different for everyone. Anyone who is psychically inclined or spiritual may feel a tinge of sadness and an overwhelming feeling of love, as if they are being looked upon by a loving parent who just wants to see their child on the right path. The song is strongest in the temple and in the Church.

For the cold weather, anyone is welcome to take shelter in the Temple for up to a week; it isn't particularly comfortable, as it's made of stone, but it's warm. And from here out, any new characters will spawn within the temple, where Alma will explain the basics of Purgatorium to them. They have a week to find housing; if they drag on longer than that week, they will find that though they are tired, they will be unable to sleep at all in the temple. Once two weeks have passed, they'll find they can't enter at all past sundown. This will last for two weeks before they can enter again.

This is also the post wherein characters will make requests; please remember that if they are not reasonable, they will not be honored. Be sure to write your prayer/offering in-character.

Also, your characters will be told to come here after a month for their powers to be unlocked and upper level to be accessible. Bad behavior will result in locking-out of first the upper level and then the powers; there will be no warning.
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03 April 2009 @ 11:41 pm
The timed icon meme:
(1) Choose an episode of anime or television series you have on your computer. Make sure you're certain you want that one, you cannot change or mind once you skips this step. DO NOT TELL YOUR FLIST WHAT YOU CHOSE.
(2) Make note of how long the episode is here -> Length of episode = listed below.
(3) Ask your flist to choose a time between 00:00 and whatever the length of your episode is. Be specific, (ie: 19:11, 21:09, 02:42)
(4) Make them an icon using THAT FRAME ONLY no matter what it is. And remember, you can only use that ONE episode you chose previous, even if the person posting isn't familiar with it.

Because, I'm insane. I'm going to do an episode from different shows, and I'll do more than one, if you ask.

I'm going to let everyone... pick their own show, sort of.

So, give me a letter. Or, more than one, I don't care.
And then the time you want.

A) 25.15
B) 20.10
C) 20.41
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15 March 2009 @ 01:10 am
*Ignores the rest of that line*

*Steals this from everyone and their mother.*

Ask any of my RP characters a question about anything. Seriously, anything. At all. One question per comment, but no limit to how many comments.

And if I'm not feeling too lazy, I might answer from their actual character journals, so make sure you specify verse.

I love how I have like 17 verses, and only... two ever get picked from. But, I digress.
Current Mood: calmcalm
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15 February 2009 @ 07:33 pm
I'm sure if they cared enough, they'd go back to the entry and check, but... Just incase.

I replied to this.

*Completely.. embarrassed. Just.. for the record.*
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29 January 2009 @ 07:46 pm
Stolen from persephonics Comments are screened. If you've ever had a smidgen of a crush on me, feel free to comment below. I won't mock you, and only you and I will ever know. Anon is on, because I doubt I'll get replies at all so- Maybe I'll get one with anon enabled.
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03 January 2009 @ 02:46 pm
No, really. Show of hands?

I'm going to try and work on some advertisements, with permission from Suu - our new headmod. So, if anyone has pictures or information they think I should include please let me know. As an advertising major, I'm good at throwing things together in pretty layouts, but my training is in being handed what a customer wants and making it pretty for them... so I'm a little wary of just throwing together whatever I want, on my own.

This is -our- game, and we should be keeping it together, right? So.


What do you guys want to see? Purg should decide how to represent themselves, right?

Plot. Advertising.
Anything. Would be super cool.

We should all set up a day that a majority of us can get together in chat,
and actually use it to brainstorm for a bit.

We should get this going again, before we lose it for good.

Also. Should I start the contact list up again?
I stopped because people weren't responding to it, anymore.
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Current Mood: tiredtired
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16 December 2008 @ 04:26 am

Changed it so people can read the damn thing on my layout.
Doing it in my own journal again, because I'm obsessive about screening comments.

I unscreened all of the ones in the last post, by the way. Since I didn't think they were of such a sensitive nature they needed to remain screened.

*Posts this publicly incase anyone wants to go anonymous on it.*
Current Mood: blankblank
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07 December 2008 @ 01:45 am
*Steals this, because I'm a loser.*Collapse )

comments are always screened, and I won't be unscreening them for.. awhile.
Public, so anon is on. IP logging is always off, because I know you people.

Uh. You'll probably get more points just putting Ed as my first name.

Not that anyone's going to even attempt this.
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Current Music: I need to stop listening to youtube.
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19 November 2008 @ 03:08 am
Post a confession! A secret, a love, a worry, a hope, a fear, a story, a wish -- anything. Anything and everything you've ever wanted to tell me or someone else.
Then post this in your journal so I can do the same for you!

*Cheats. Steals without commenting anyone.*
Anon on. IP off. Screened. The usual.
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03 November 2008 @ 03:54 am
Uhh, warning for potential medical TMI.
If talk about tubing and references to surgery or implants of some sort are going to be upsetting to you- ... probably avoid this entry.

For everyone else:

I hope it answers questions that anyone may have had.

So, when I got home I told my mother that my father wanted to know if I remembered the doctor saying that I could have outgrown the need for my shunt.

And my mom said, "Yeah, he said that but we brought you back several times and every time you had a check up they said that they wanted to continue monitoring you."

And if I didn't outgrow it by the time I was twelve, I'm never going to outgrow it, because um... I'm full grown. Yeah.

Thanks dad.

I don't know why..... All I need. Is someone to save me.Collapse )

I don't want to bore people that don't care to read about it, so here are some links and summaries for anyone confused or otherwise interested. Yeah.

"This tube goes from the affected area of the brain, connects to a one-way valve which sits outside the skull, but beneath the skin, somewhere behind the ear. It then travels down the neck, and into either the abdominal cavity (most common), the pleural cavity (surrounding the lungs) (alternative), or into the atrium of the heart (quite rare). Enough tubing is left in the area it drains to, so that it can uncoil as the child grows."

Six feet of tubing. Six feet of tubing, and I'm not even five feet tall.
I gag every time I think about how there's coiled tubing just chilling in my body, needlessly.

I'll never be what you want me to be....Collapse )

"The shunt failure rate is also relatively high and it is not uncommon for patients to have multiple shunt revisions within their lifetime. By 2-3 years of age, approximately half of shunts that have been inserted have failed and been replaced."

This has never happened to me, so I can easily think that maybe it won't and I'll be a rare case that's okay.... and half think "Dear God, I'm twenty years overdue, this thing could fail at any minute."

It took my mother two days to have me, because the hydrocephalus wasn't detected before birth, and I almost died shortly after birth.

And again, several days later.

This is why I always answer "Most traumatic experience?" with "Being born." I'm not trying to be overdramatic and say that I wish I was never born. Logically, I think that's the worst ordeal I've ever been through, and nothing can really top knowing what my mother had to go through during that time... nevermind, me.

Technical shit, and a diagram. Because... that's entirely necessary.
Current Mood: tiredtired
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31 October 2008 @ 05:01 am
Hey guys.

Hopefully, I haven't completely alienated anyone tonight.
*Went from posting twice a night back up to.... seven entries.*


The need for this default icon has passed, I think... So, I need to pick a new one.
And I can't think of which one to pick.


Also, I'm not going to reply to them, so they'll all remain screened.
Public, so you can anon if you really want to.

Now, really. Bed.

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
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23 October 2008 @ 11:48 pm
Okay, nevermind. Not word for word, anymore.

Comment anonymously saying:

➊ something that you like about me.
➋ something that you dislike about me.
➌ one thing that you don't think i see about myself.
➍ a word, quote, or lyric that reminds you of me.
➎ something you wish you could say but haven't
➏ a character you associate me with.

Anon-enabled. Comments = screened.
Current Mood: gloomygloomy
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21 October 2008 @ 04:20 pm
*Cracks the hell up.*

*Crawls off to eat. Or something*
Current Mood: amusedamused
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20 October 2008 @ 11:35 pm
All comments to this post are screened, and will actually remain that way - even if I answer them.

Massive meme entry, ahead:

Comment to this post with your own answers to these questions.
They can be generic or in direct relation to me, for the ... specific questions.
And post it in your own journal.

If you want to participate.
*Goes back to ... Something. I don't know*

Meme. thing.Collapse )

* Many mistakenly think they are preparing chicken cacciatore by adding tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes. These do not make up part of the original version of chicken cacciatore, and result more in a meat sauce with chicken that might be a topping for pasta.



Stolen from achuu.
Who stole it from Tari, and Angel.

Wait. There is a light...Collapse )

Edit 2:

Oh god, why do I keep doing these?

I'll never be the same....Collapse )

Uhhh.... Public by request, so anon is go.
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: Just stay with me awhile...
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Edit: Holy crap, posting this entry fixed my Ritsuka: broken icon. I can see Ritsuka again, and not some... half-naked person. Yeah.


And now, your regularly scheduled entry:

Everyone mourn the loss of the Setz baby. The icon returned to normal already - at least on my computer - which is the fastest I've ever seen an LJ icon switch back to what it's supposed to be. They usually last at least a few days, and my Ritsuka icon is still two months later not what it should be, on my computer.


That icon. *Points* Is supposed to be Ritsuka. I'm sort of curious how many people see it as something else. *Always creeped out*

In ... similar news. Someone ban me from playing a twelve-year-old ever again.
I make his speech patterns too old, and have to rewrite comments... Or sometimes don't notice and just leave them-

I'm having so much trouble with Ritsuka and Kyo lately, thank God Ed's gotten easier and Rosette was... cake during the event.
Time to re-watch a series or two, I think.

Anyway, back to the point.

PurgchatCollapse )
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The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, weknow nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something youthink you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, butyou have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and findout what people don't know about you!
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
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Sam, I love you. Seriously.

So, I'm stealing this.

Ask me anything you want.

and revising it to my own liking <3

Rules -
because I have to be difficultCollapse )

Comments, as always, are screened.
And will be re-screened on request.

This is open to anyone, no matter where I know you from
Any question, at all.
Also, what the hell.
Does anyone else have the issue that if you leave your icon default, it'll pick the icon that's keyword matches your mood?

I thought it was a glitch with my old journal or something, but it happened here too.

Note to self: Come up with different icon keywords.
Current Mood: amusedamused
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26 September 2008 @ 04:20 am
All right, as I mentioned a few times now, I have several custom friend groups for all of my entries.

After this, I swear I'll stop being annoying... For at least 12 whole hours.

I'm going to put a list here, and if you'd like to be included in a certain custom setting please let me know, or you won't be added to that group.

The list.Collapse )

I know a lot of people don't tend to bother replying to something like this, so here's what's going to happen if you don't:

You'll remain on my f-list, but probably out of all of these groups, which means you'll probably see... maybe a fourth of my entries. Best to specify which you'd like to be included/excluded in, to assure there's no mix-up, but a complete lack of response generally just means I won't add you to any of the groups.

Although if you are/were a member of Purg, you're likely already in that group and likely to remain there.
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: I don't want your remedy...
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11 September 2008 @ 11:53 pm
To be included to my memes list, in my profile.

«The ‡RP Concrit‡ Meme»

All right, there it is.
Wank away.
Current Mood: curiouscurious
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09 September 2008 @ 02:38 am
All of these posts people are making about it getting colder and gradually becoming winter depress me more than they have any right to.

It was beautiful out today.

Also, I updated my schedule. Which was... new, and unique.
and made this entry public, incase the person who posted that would like to say anything there without revealing who they are.

Because I know it wasn't an option under f-lock, and originally I'd made the post just to say my own... but I don't want there to be any reason you can't reply to it, if by some chance.. you actually want to.

I can't help but feel like I owe some sort of explanation, but everything I said to the original comment just.. wasn't enough.
And I worry, but that's pretty much just obvious at this point.

Who comments the most on this journal?Collapse )
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08 September 2008 @ 10:56 pm
Okay, I said I wasn't going to steal the End of the World meme just yet, because it seemed too much too fast. However, it's all the 'yay positive' about these memes that irks me. I feel like people are pressured to just churn out happy or encouraging things, when it's not necessary. So, I decided to use this one because... I felt more comfortable being able to modify it.

the 7 THINGS meme

I took out the link for this one, for two reasons.

One: They want usernames, and I could give a shit. If you want to anon, anon. Although names are preferred, because that's how it's supposed to be. And the two of you that keep posting Anonymous, I already know it's you. <3
Two: They want seven positive things, and I'm willing to take whatever. Under the condition that they're honest, instead.

So, there we have it.


And Lindsay, I hate to say I read your LJ-cut and couldn't even read the rest of your entry. But you mentioned that name (or hinted at doing so) and then... Sex. And my brain exploded.

Even if it wasn't a problem, on it's own, I would have avoided that entry like the plague.
Current Music: Anna Molly, Anna Molly, Anna Molly.....
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08 September 2008 @ 03:57 pm
I don't know why people bother being anonymous, when it's clear that it's them.
But, I suppose whatever makes them comfortable- so I try to work with it... Sans making all of my entries public.

I don't know which I adjusted to faster, accepting the fact that I'll never know who the people are that I'm completely clueless about. Or, pretending that I don't know the obvious ones...

I still think my performance on that one comment was outstanding, but I doubt I'll ever know for sure who it really was.


God, I want to be hand-fed everything

I think it's a bit too soon to steal the End of the World meme, maybe I'll do that later.
I'll stop posting now, before everyone lynches me.
Current Mood: amusedamused
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08 September 2008 @ 03:20 am
"I'm waiting in fear for the day that you admit your feelings for some specific person."

It feels... Almost arrogant of me, to assume that this has any relation to a person having feelings for me. As I never really understood for sure, I can't say I will assume that.

But if it is the case-

Even in death, love goes on...Collapse )
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
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08 September 2008 @ 12:04 am
Stolen from the_betrayer. ♥

Anon is completely available for this, too.
So anyone can ask me anything without feeling like I'll know who they are or pressured.

Or anything.
Really, you can comment with more than just a character.


❥ what initially prompted me to like the character enough to write about him/her.
❥ one of his/her best traits.
❥ one of his/her worst traits.
❥ how easy/difficult I find it to write the character.
❥ the story/thread/chapter/post/etc where I feel that I truly captured them.
❥ my plans (if any) to write the character in the near future.

The List.

Also, since I play.... Three characters, at the moment - if you'd like to specify which game's muse, instead of just picking a character, that would be really cool.

Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: We were born to lead....
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07 September 2008 @ 02:19 am
Shut up, I'll do it eventually.
I will.


Tagged by: silver_foxglove

A) People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs & replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

I find this to be bothersome, as the point of memes for me is to answer questions I otherwise wouldn't post, but whatever.

B) Tag 8 people to do this quiz & those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by & cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by. Continue this game by sending it to other people.

Uhh, no. I don't force anyone to do anything, but if you do steal this from me, uhh.. Don't tag me back, unless you changed the meme drastically. Because, I don't want to have to do the same damn questions again.

I did everything to get next to you....Collapse )

Tagging: Anyone, because yeah. Pressure is not my friend.
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04 September 2008 @ 08:07 pm
I've never done one of these before.

the 『feel good』 anonymous meme ☆ミ

Everyone else, do it too.
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