original server

Okay, quick answers to the most asked questions:

Rythian is a human boy who was taken by Endermen back to The End many years ago. There he was raised to learn how to use Endermagic and groomed to become the general/warlord in a future invasion of the Brightlands (the “normal” world).

When he was still very young he despaired at how different he looked to all the other Endermen so he took a knife and cut the sides of his cheeks open so would be able to have the wide mouth and angular jaw of an Enderman. He healed eventually but it left horrifying scars which he is ashamed of to this day. Hence the mask.

He eventually left The End behind and broke free from the Queen’s leadership and wandered the Brightlands. He met some friends, and met Zoey.

The way the story was going, they were going to discover Zoey’s origin in the Twilight Forest - she was the mushroom princess, rightful ruler of the Realm of Twilight. The original nuking of the original server made her lose her memory. With her gone, the barriers between worlds were fading, and Endermen managed to invade there as well, despite measures to stop that from happening (such as a realm-wide aura to stop their magic from working).

After restoring Zoey’s memory and “fixing” the realm, they were going to go back to the original place where the portal to the End was created (by Rythian’s scientist parents many years ago), go through, fight the Enderdragon (Queen of the End, aka The Princess from the short story) and win. More or less live happily ever after.

It all sounds a bit silly and dry when briefly summed up like this, but at least there’s some answers. I hope that satisfied a little bit at least. :)

every now and again i will see one of those cute positive posts that’s like “reblog if anyone can message you any time about anything!! i love making new friends!!!” and i will hit like to support the idea of being friendly and then go to reblog it before remembering that i am actually a huge bitch who only projects a vague aura of friendliness that cannot withstand any serious scrutiny

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if you answered Yes to any of the questions, please consider joining a discord server for creators like yourself! where you can chill and chat with fellow old people about the woes of adulthood and how that one piece just isn’t finishing itself.

all you have to do is like/reblog this post, be 18+, be a content creator (for fandom or original work), then i’ll message you with a link! if you have any questions beforehand feel free to message me :)

OC Discord Server!

hey yall! @tangledinink and I have officially established a discord chat for talk about original characters, roleplay, OC art, and more! it’s gonna be real chill hopefully and mostly memeing and friendship and happy talk abt our babies. there will also be bits for art + writing help, RP partner searching, and hopefully (much, much) more. 

don’t b shy!! anyone is welcome, and we’re hoping to make a welcoming, happy community! shoot me a message for the link.

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half blood jimin

Originally posted by kpopidolaegyooo

  • me: wants to die. has no will to live.
  • also me: gotta update that blog because i feel shitty for not doing it constantly
  • jimin as a half blood is my aesthetic because guess what i can write whatever hell the i want amazing right
  • jimin grew up with his mom only. no siblings. no dad. no grandma and grandpa and aunts and uncles and cousins.
  • it had always been him and his mom
  • they never needed anyone else??
  • his mom had come over from korea for a student visa originally and then she permanently stayed over in manhattan!!
  • her english wasn’t the best but she was intelligent and hardworking and she got a job after school at a local diner while she took the time to improve her english
  • and that’s where she met him
  • ares has a bad habit of meddling in the human world
  • a real bad habit
  • he likes to go down to earth and play pretend and form some joker gang where he can wear the weirdo helmets and boots and leather and the like?? he just likes to ride around and cause chaos constantly
  • that one guy™ that gets in bar fights constantly and zeus usually has to intervene because ares gets so out of hand
  • so out of hand
  • but one day he’s tired of smashing beer bottles over people’s heads and he’s like why not stop at a diner?? intimidate some elderly folk with my cool bike gang
  • they rudely stomp in and it’s obvious people are a little on edge because this is a family restaurant and these guys look slightly horrifying
  • they don’t even wait to be seated, they just plop down at one of those huge round tables in the back
  • their original server is an older woman, like elderly, and she’s really scared to serve them
  • scratch that, everyone is
  • except jimin’s mom
  • she storms over and she’s like “excuse me, no feet on the table”
  • ares is amused, startled, and a little intrigued by this tiny lady who has the audacity to tell him what to do
  • all the other bikers look to see what he’ll do and ares just slowly obeys her orders, but refuses to break eye contact with her
  • “whatever you say darling”
  • usually women swoon and blush over him because he’s attractive, ripped, oozing confidence
  • but she just rolls her eyes then introduces herself, and then asks for drinks
  • ares is blown away to say the least and now he’s even more interested in the young woman
  • he acts like a total douche the entire night (in true ares fashion)
  • like the guys are loud and obnoxious and order like everything off the menu and constantly call jimin’s mom over for help
  • and the diner is running past closing now and all the other customers have left and a lot of the wait staff are as well
  • but the kitchen help is still there and they’re like when can we just leave??
  • and jimin’s mom is still there, demanding they at least use proper etiquette while eating
  • and finally she just kinda snaps “i understand you’re paying customers, but it’s an hour past closing and the remaining staff have children they need to see. so if you don’t mind-”
  • ares just raises his eyebrows “but what about you?”
  • and that’s the first time the entire night she gets flustered and she just kinda stammers “just me against the world”
  • ares has been a lil !! the whole night but now he’s like heart eyes
  • he just slams a crap ton of money on the table like more than jimin’s mom has ever seen in her life and he gets the others to get up and leave
  • “i’ll see you soon darling”
  • and sure enough, he does come back, and he comes back with the whole gang
  • asks to be sat in jimin’s mom section
  • she does smile a bit when she sees them but then she has to scold them and remind them they better behave or she’s kicking them out
  • soon he becomes a regular and soon less and less of the gang is around and it’s only him showing up
  • eventually he does ask jimin’s mom out and she says yes and soon they actually start dating!!
  • except ares doesn’t explain he’s the actual greek god yikes
  • but one day it kinda slips out because he gets in a fight and someone actually sounds him and he’s bleeding gold and he forgets to clean himself up because “i’m a warrior who doesn’t cry over a stupid cut!!”
  • except jimin’s mom is totally horrified he’s bleeding gold when he shows up to their date and now the secret comes spilling out
  • she doesn’t mind
  • not really
  • thinks it’s kind of cool actually
  • and ares thinks she’s kind of cool too
  • not your usual warrior, a strong buff military queen with years of combat training and was experience
  • but a strong, determined fighter who’s been through a lot so far in her life, yet refused to back down or give up even when the world is crashing in around her
  • ares really does love her and he leaves olympus to live with her like full time
  • but zeus is all oh no you don’t hoe and when he discovers the plan he’s like banning ares from the mortal world
  • and like the entire island of manhattan is ravished with thunderstorms and ares has to explain the situation
  • and jimin’s mom has to explain that she’s pregnant
  • ares doesn’t even have time to react because zeus himself is coming down from olympus and ares kisses her softly before promising he’ll do everything he can to help
  • behold
  • baby jimin is born
  • and baby jimin grows up without his father around
  • his mom never talks about it and jimin doesn’t push it, but he’s walked in on her crying into this old biker jacket before
  • and his mom can never explain the play swords and little army men that always find their way into the house
  • jimin doesn’t really care though!! he’s always just had his mom and they make things work between the two of them
  • as a child he spends afternoons in the diner, spinning on the bar stools after school
  • he’s a really shy kid, really reserved
  • he doesn’t like talking to new people and he’s constantly hiding behind his moms legs when he’s introduced to someone
  • he’s sweet and pleasant and polite and ares always looks down from olympus like… this is my son
  • how
  • but he loves jimin despite never having the opportunity to meet him in person and he’s constantly trying to find ways to help his baby boy out
  • except jimin shows like zero in anything ares gets eris to drop off and ares is like my son why must you hurt me like this
  • ally, queen of putting pointless details nobody cares about
  • so
  • jimin is about seven when he deals with his first monster attack which is way super young but hey-
  • he’s outside playing on the community playground, by himself, just going down the slide and cheering for himself…
  • okay well it’s been like a week since i wrote this so i have no idea what i was going for here
  • okay so jimin
  • on the slide
  • having a good time
  • and out of nowhere this giant wildebeest thing comes prancing out into the open and first jimin is like cute kitty!! cause it has a lion body but like some weird dragon wings thing
  • and jimin is like momma i wanna go play with the kitty and his mom was reading and she didn’t notice at first but she looks up and her eyes go wide and she screams “jimin, run!!”
  • and jimin doesn’t understand what the big deal is but then the thing takes a massive hit at the swingset and it crumbles to the ground, and it starts lurking towards jimin
  • he hurries off and races toward his mom and hugs onto her legs and she’s begging him, pleading that he would run and let her handle it but jimin says he won’t leave her, not ever ever
  • and she’s crying because “jimin, you have to go!!”
  • “i’m not leaving you alone momma!!”
  • the manticore spots them and it gives this nasty smirk like thing and jimin is sobbing because he’s scared and confused and the thing has already destroyed allf of the playground with the intent on getting him next
  • jimin’s mom scoops him up in his arms and she starts sprinting as fast as her legs can carry her and ares had mentioned camp half blood when the time was right and she’s like well damn there can’t be a better time than now
  • except the issue is she doesn’t exactly know where it is and she doesn’t have a car of her own to drive
  • and there’s a monster chasing them
  • this thing can fly and jimin and his mom stand no chance against outrunning him
  • it lunges down at them and jimin’s mom falls, a serious injury to her back
  • jimin rolls to the ground, scratching up his hands and knees and face in the process
  • but he sees the thing circling his mom and she isn’t moving and she’s going to be killed if he doesn’t stop it
  • and so he grabs a large branch (larger than him) that the manticore snapped off in its landing process and he charge the monster
  • and he swings down the branch on it’s big ugly face
  • it looks more confused than anything
  • and jimin stands there because he realizes he’s a goner
  • he gulps and holds the stick out in front of him for defense because if this is how he’s gonna go out, then he’s gonna die fighting
  • but suddenly the manticore yelps and stumbles to it’s side and jimin looks around to see what’s happening
  • “hey there kiddo, what’s shaking?”
  • and behold, there’s ares, in his biker gang get up, but a giant spear in hand
  • jimin is too astounded to even process what’s going on, but in a matter of seconds, the manticore is on the ground, howling in pain, before it vanishes into black ash
  • ares runs over to jimin’s mom and kneels beside her, before cursing loudly and pulling something from his jacket
  • jimin hurries over too and throws himself on top of her
  • “momma, momma, are you okay?!”
  • and he starts crying again but she’s stirring because ares gave her nectar and ambrosia and the injury wasn’t too deep to begin with
  • and she sits up and hugs jimin close to her chest and starts stroking his hair and crying because she almost lost her baby
  • and ares pulls them both into his arms because his family was nearly destroyed and this is only the beginning of what’s to come if jimin stays in the mortal world
  • and so ares is like that’s it, we’re taking him to camp, i’m not allowing this kind of thing to happen ever again
  • and so he uses his godly powers to whisk the three of them to the border of camp half blood
  • jimin is so so so confused to what’s going on and he clings to his mom and eyes up ares suspiciously and his nose is running and he’s still teary-eyed
  • and he will not let go of his mother like he has the death grip on her
  • and she’s like “my baby, you need to go… it’s not safe for you anymore…”
  • and jimin shakes his head stubbornly “no momma, i won’t go without you!!”
  • she starts to tear up again “baby, i can’t go with you, you need to trust me on this one.”
  • and jimin shakes his head and starts to cry harder and his mom is crying now and ares is kinda… because he is not a sentimental guy but he hates seeing his family so upset
  • his mom kisses his head “baby, i promise you can come back this winter okay, but you need to to go so you can be safe.”
  • and after a lot of tears and sobbing and kisses and hugs they finally get jimin to cross the border into camp
  • fast forward a few years
  • jimin is in the ares cabin where he belongs
  • at first the ares kids are kinda haha you’re kidding right, this runt is our half-sibling
  • but then they see jimin fight they’re like oh–
  • jimin isn’t the most technical and skilled fighter out there and he definitely could improve his technique, but he’s a heavy hitter and he deals a lot of damage when he hits someone and it doesn’t take him much time to knock someone on out, especially because he has one of those huge double-handed swords
  • like ike from fire emblem rip
  • he’s super popular around camp, along with his best friends, a certain son of nike and a certain son of demeter
  • but see my dear readers, you are pretty popular around camp too
  • you’re the head of your cabin, which makes you known by well, everyone
  • and jimin, being the favorite son of ares, has a lot of power in his cabin as well
  • you two aren’t really enemies
  • but there is a rivalry when it comes to cabin competitions like capture the flag and chariot racing
  • jimin and you are super competitive with each other, and every time you talk, it’s challenging each other or playful smack talk
  • you insist your cabin is better and he’s determined to prove the superiority of the ares cabin
  • and yes, the chariot race is gonna be his chance to prove that
  • as soon as the contest is announced, jimin runs over to your cabin and he’s like hey guess who it is
  • you’re currently reading something on your bunk and you just kind of sit up and glare “excuse me, it’s against camp rules to go barging into someone else’s cabin. need me to report that to chiron for you?”
  • he just smirks and leans against the door frame “oh come on, you know you don’t actually mind me being here”
  • you roll your eyes and push yourself off the bed, brushing past jimin as you make your way outside
  • with an indignant scoff, he follows at your heel, more than upset that you would ignore him like that
  • “aren’t you gonna ask why i’m here?”
  • and you shrug and keep on walking and now jimin is extra upset because despite his big bad son of ares attitude, he needs constant attention and validation to make it through the day
  • just like me, what a coincidence, no wonder i get jimin on every single which bts member is your soulmate quiz
  • rip holy
  • anyway jimin tugs on your sleeve “aren’t you excited about the big news??”
  • and you just turn and bat your eyelashes dramatically “you mean the big camp chariot race that i’m totally gonna whip your butt in??”
  • and he nods really excitedly then shakes his head “wait no, the big camp chariot race that me, the one and only jimin, is totally gonna cream everyone, especially you in?”
  • and you laugh and shrug again “i dunno buddy, me and my partner have already started our design… “
  • and jimin pouts because what partner, who is this, who does he need to throw down with
  • oh wait it a half-sibling he’s good, he’s fine
  • not jealous or anything nope nope nope
  • you tell jimin you’re heading down to the blacksmith area to actually get to work anyhow
  • and jimin is like ooh lemme come but the you’re like sorry you might steal my design then…
  • and jimin gets even more pouty
  • “fine, i challenge you to a sparring duel then!! we can do tag-team even!! me and gukkie, and you and… and-”
  • “how about hoseok?” you tease and jimin’s face gets all red and he kinda
  • “no no no!! i’ll give you taehyung!! you’re allowed to have him because i know he’s in love with na-”
  • and he covers his mouth and your eyebrows quirk but you let it be because part of the whole rivalry thing is not falling in love with jimin nope nope nope
  • but your heart soars knowing that he gets a little jealous over you
  • just a little
  • you agree to his duel and jimin is like awesome lemme go get the boys-
  • and you’re like no, one on one is okay
  • and you wink and jimin is like wow my heart… my heart is melting…
  • so you two head on down to the sparring fields but guess what, guess who’s there, it’s our favorite wingmen jeongguk and taehyung
  • #jungkookhickeyscandal2k17 anyone
  • and you’re kind of suspsicious but then you also see hoseok and yoongi there too and you’re like oh maybe everyone is just having a good time today
  • but then taehyung screams tag team and you’re like wow i was set up
  • then comes the issue of deciding teams and you assume that like… you know, you and jimin would be on opposing sides but nah fam
  • hoseok is like “FOUR VERSUS TWO COME AT ME”
  • and yoongi is all “do you need to scream”
  • and jeongguk is all “COME AT ME JIMIN”
  • and yoongi is like “wow, what a many yell you have”
  • and he nudges hoseok playfully
  • but guess what, everyone votes that it be you and jimin versus everyone else and you’re like…
  • this was 728% set up
  • you and jimin start to disagree but hoseok is already loading an arrow into his bow and yoongi has his scythe out and y’all are like
  • well yikes
  • jimin is immediately in warrior mode and he’s like time to attack but you put a hand on his shoulder “honey child, it’s four against two, don’t you think we should take a defense stan and wear them out”
  • and jimin gives you this look “children of ares don’t wait for the enemy to attack first my dear”
  • you roll your eyes and watch him charge at taehyung with everything he has
  • you follow behind, skillfully dodging hoseok’s arrows
  • jimin and taehyung are locked away in their own battle, while you try to take on jeongguk and his double daggers
  • but he’s good, he’s really good, what did you expect from a son of victory itself
  • you feel yourself being worn out already but you won’t lose that easily, oh no you will not
  • you lunge at him, and he falls back, only for yoongi to come and take his place
  • and you groan because your defense strategy would have been so much better than whatever is happening now
  • before you can process it anymore, yoongi lunges at you and you’re kind of taken by surprise but before his blade can come into contact with your raised weapon, jimin steps in front of, successfully blocking the attack and launching one of his own on yoongi
  • you catch your breath than go after jeongguk again, who is more tired than hoseok and taehyung and easier to take out
  • except hoseok and his arrows are a mess to deal with and you constantly have to dodge his attacks, along with jeongguk’s
  • you and jimin are exhausted, and only yoongi has been sitting out thus far
  • you hurry over to jimin and the two of you stand back to back, working together to dodge the barrage of attacks coming your way
  • it feels so natural to be there with jimin like you two are working together without having to say a single word
  • it’s like your adrenalin and his have combined somehow and you suddenly feel more alive, rejuvenated, ready to take on the world
  • his fierce passion and drive are coursing through your veins
  • and he can only hear your words of wisdom and strategy echoing in his head, despite the two of you remaining silent save your pants and occasional curses
  • you guys end up losing, but only because yoongi played a dirty and came back in despite having been defeated previously
  • “to protect my boyfriends” he laughed as he slugged his arms around hoseok and jeongguk’s shoulders
  • jeongguk would gag and shove him off and hoseok turned his nose upward “hoe i didn’t need you to save me”
  • you and jimin are lying on the grassy floor, your head on his stomach
  • and he’s breathing real heavy so your head moves every five seconds but he’s laughing too and you’re laughing
  • and you’re both in hysterics even after the others leave for the showers and even though you’re both sweaty and gross, you two stay there together, enjoying each other's’ presences
  • okay but guess what everyone this is page eight already and we haven’t even gotten to the drama
  • so it’s the day of the race my dudes
  • you and a small girl named elise from your cabin are the ones racing for your cabin
  • wow is that a fire emblem name i slipped into there
  • amazing
  • and jimin and one of his half brothers are racing for the ares cabin
  • hoseok is racing and so are jeongguk and taehyung
  • jin made some posters for all the boys racing and he makes yoongi and namjoon hold some of them up
  • everyone at camp is betting drachmas on who’s gonna win and most of the bets come down to you and jimin for the tie breaker
  • except athena cabin has a sharp looking chariot there armed with god only knows what kind of booby traps
  • and hecate cabin is looking wild too and you’re a little nervous but elise is like “we can do it!!”
  • also your need to defeat jimin keeps you going
  • now i read these books in fourth grade which was a very very long time ago so i can’t remember all the details so bare with me please
  • but i think there’s not many rules and all
  • anyone the signal starts and it’s off to the races my dudes
  • it’s already a heated competition and everyone is using all the tricks off their sleeves right off the bat
  • like apollo cabin done rigged their chariot to blare the most god awful country music while they have earbuds in so everyone can suffer
  • and demeter cabin has vines that can shoot out from their chariot and tangle up some wheels
  • you and jimin are far in the lead though due to a crash between the aphrodite and nemesis cabins
  • ares cabin has spikes on the middle of the wheel so if you’re close enough to them it could totally destroy your chariot
  • but you guys have elise with her little staff to fight people the heck away if they get too close while you steer
  • and it’s like you two are neck and neck and you and jimin are shouting curses at each other meanwhile trying to avoid obstacles
  • you can hear other chariots coming closer but you just push harder
  • soon you start pulling ahead of jimin
  • and you hear him shouting in ancient greek
  • but you keep pushing
  • but suddenly, the chariot starts to shake beneath your feet and you and elise exchanged horrified looks  
  • it’s like your chariot starts to disappear into thin air or something
  • like the spokes of the wheels are breaking and the boards are snapping
  • the horses pull away from the chariot and you and elise go tumbling to the side of the course
  • jimin passes by and he’s like oh come on get your head in the game
  • but he flashes back to when he was a child and his mom was lying in the grass, completely helpless and hurt
  • and he pulls his chariot to a stop and everyone is complete and utter shock but he races over to you regardless
  • elise is sitting up and rubbing her elbows but you’re still lying face down in the grass
  • jimin tells elise to go get an apollo kid while he tries to get you up
  • he lifts your head up and it looks like you’re out cold
  • he curses and moves your head to his lap, gently trying to shake you away but it doesn’t seem to be doing much
  • and he thinks about how helpless he was back when his mom was injured and he won’t have that happen again oh no
  • so he tries harder to wake you up
  • you do stir, because you were hardly injured, just needed some time to recover
  • you blink and stare up at him “jimin you moron, you’re supposed to win the race.”
  • he gapes then closes his mouth, then pulls you into his arms and hugs you super tight “i was making sure the love of my life wasn’t seriously injured, and you’re gonna sit here and call me a moron!?”
  • and you two are staring at each other all dramatic and you’re like aw to hell with it and you pull his collar and bring him in for a curse
  • que jin shrieking from the sidelines
  • tae passes by on his chariot and screams “get a room”
  • and jimin gets all embarrassed and pulls away from you all blushy and shy
  • you laugh and rub your nose up to his
  • guess who wins
  • it’s hoseok because i love him and he’s allowed to do whatever he wants in my mind
  • but you and jimin don’t care because you’re too busy staring into each other’s yes and holding hands and being absolutely gross and cheesy the end
So your RP community is dying

I saw this post last night and, in my usual way, typed out a big fiery response to it highlighting the problems with the idea and how the idea itself didn’t address the problem it was intending to solve. Rather than leave it at that, here are some tips for those facing the same situation. 

Be the first to extend the olive branch

I know. The person you’re dealing with said something stupid, they don’t care about lore, and they did a bad thing in RP. I know, it sucks. But the fact is that if anything good is going to come of it, someone has to be the first to put out their hand and say “Look, forget it, let’s move on.” Don’t sit there waiting for them to do it. Don’t justify to yourself that it was all their fault and that if anyone should apologize, it should be them. Because apology isn’t what this is about. It’s forgiveness and a willingness to move on. Besides that, if you truly wish they hadn’t done it and wish they wouldn’t do it in the future, you’re not going to encourage them in that direction if you shun them completely. Show them that you want to give it another shot and be the first to ask for a return to square one. 

Demand proof of rumored wrongdoing

“Don’t RP with that person. I heard they said ___ to ___. I also heard that their guild ___s with ___.” Fill in the blanks with whatever would make you most upset to hear. “I heard they said ‘kill yourself’ to so-and-so.” Anything of that sort. Now, before getting angry and hating that person forever, go down the list. Do they have proof? Have you spoken to this person before hearing this rumor about them? Do you know them well? Do you know anyone you trust who can be a witness to their character? If two or more of these are in question, don’t be too hasty to reach a conclusion. Even if the person telling you in the first place is trustworthy to you, they may have heard it from an untrustworthy source with an agenda. Ask yourself if believing this rumor would ruin the rumored person’s reputation or cause others to avoid them. If so, there may be an ulterior motive for whoever started the rumor. 

Be flexible

A sign of a new roleplayer is their tendency to play fast and loose with the lore. Think back to when you first started roleplaying. In Warcraft, did you know that Night Elves and Blood Elves really, really hated each other? Did you know that Gnomes weren’t believers in the Light in the days before Cataclysm? These and similar misunderstandings can cause your RP to be misinformed and incomplete. Before you consider chewing the player out for not having read about every playable race, every faction, every class, every zone, and every novel in the Warcraft canon, ask them if they’d like someone to talk to about lore and how it affects their character. Don’t demand them to change their RP! Instead, suggest changes that will better allow them to fit into the community. It may be their $15 a month at the end of the day, but they’ll have a lot more fun if they have a wider pool of people to interact with. Make sure you tell them that you want to help them for this reason. Don’t help them just to satisfy yourself. (I’ll try to make another post more in depth about this)

Don’t bow down to popular rule

“But NetherStray,” you might say, “isn’t the idea of a community tightly rooted in the desires of majority opinion?” It is, yes, but the goal of integrating new players isn’t to make them conform to what the community wants. The goal of integrating new players is to help them find RP partners. That’s it. By improving how they interact with the rest of the community and by teaching them some basic do’s and don’ts of RP, you improve their chances of finding their own little community to exist in within the greater community. Whether that’s a guild or just a circle of friends is irrelevant. If they’re comfortable in the community, they’ll be willing to reach out. They’ll be more comfortable making new characters and trying new things, and when your community is in decline, pulling in new talent is much more important than retaining old talent. People will leave a community if nothing new ever happens. 
So where does popular rule come into this? It comes into all of it. Along the way, there will inevitably be fellow RPers who want to dismiss the new bloods. “Hah, look at this noob! They barely know the lore! What’s with their TRP? God, they’re so Mary Sue. Not everyone needs to be a special snowflake.” 

Stomp that shit out. Wow, you mean the person who’s new doesn’t know everything? You mean they’re not an amazing writer right off the bat? Say it isn’t so! It’s up to you to kill this negative talk right where it stands. Successful people don’t talk down to others. They don’t try to hold other people back. They see potential where others see ineptitude. Don’t be that asshole who could have been decent but instead decided to be a jerk, the person who made them think “Maybe I should just give up.” Lift others up. And sure, they’re not the best. Sure, they have work to do. They could improve! But they never will improve if they’re given a hard time every time they try to do something!

Conclusion, and why I’m doing this

As you might have read in the previous post, I’ve seen this happen on my original server. Once a bustling RP server with lots of active guilds, active stories, and fantastic players, the server has dwindled to only a few active guilds and cloistered players who stick to guild events and whatever social media website they’ve all flocked to this week. Too little was done to keep new players coming back. Too much was done to discourage new players from continuing to try, from improving further. Too many people were content to laugh at the new while crying that the old was fading away. 

You have to come to terms with the fact that if something isn’t growing, it’s dying. Whether it’s a business or an RP community, it’s always a building sinking into the sand. People will retire, they will grow bored of the mundane, and they will have plenty more good reasons to leave. The only protection against sinking completely is to keep building. And while events and well-meaning community leaders may try to inject life back into it, it’s the individual RPers and their everyday interactions that matter most. 

Support the newbies. Be the helping hand you would have wanted when you first arrived. Be the voice against doubters and haters that you would have wanted when people doubted and hated you. 

Server Access

Before you read, please read this note: Hiya! So, I’ve been replaying Arkham Origins and I noticed the server room has a work space set up in it that is…very well lived in. And, since we don’t see Eddie’s desk anywhere in game, I took the idea of him working there and ran with it. But who, canonically, spends a lot of time in the server room? Babs. So this was basically an experiment of “what if, before the Riddler, before Batgirl, before Origins, they knew each other and were friendly?” Gotta say, I’m intrigued with it. I hope y'all enjoy it! Feedback is much appreciated, especially as this is my first time writing a full fic with either of them. Cheers!


“Oh, come on Eddie,” she pleaded, leaning on the railing above him with the kind of puppy dog eyes Edward felt should be illegal.

“No, absolutely not,” he rebutted, adjusting his glasses. “Don’t you have something better to do? Can’t you go watch tv in your father’s office or text your friends or…whatever it is you do?”

“No,” she laughed, though it wasn’t derisive and that was the only thing keeping her laughter from being annoying. She ducked down to sit on the stairs beside him. “I’m not asking for access to the station’s files, just for internet access.”

“Barbara, your father would kill me.”

“No, he wouldn’t. Please, Eddie, you’re the only one here who could help me.”

Even in the dim light of the server room, she could see him flush at the words. He tried and failed to look busy with his laptop, the harsh green glare made him look almost sallow. Smoke from his cigarette, forgotten on the ashtray, curled sinuously upwards, wrapping around the solitary desk lamp like a lover. Edward’s cuff links—which she abruptly realized were shaped like question marks—sat momentarily discarded on the side of the desk after he’d rolled up his sleeves. He’s going to say no, she thought, heart sinking. Sure, she could break through the firewall herself, but it would take time and, if she got caught, she really didn’t want to be lectured about it.

He sucked in a sharp breath.

“Fine,” he said crisply, not looking up from his work. He gestured to the empty desk-space to his left and, grinning, she pulled her laptop from her bag and set it on the table.

Barbara glanced around the room, impatiently waiting for her computer to start up. There had always been something eerie about this room. The dim lights, the winding rows of servers that made the large room cramped and confining. For some unknown reason, the vents in the floor kept filling the air with mist, making the room look like the lair of some villain in a video game. More than once she’d found herself thinking of the server room as Edward’s lair, though his desk was technically located elsewhere. It was almost painfully cold.

“How did you know I was here?”

“Ed, you basically live here.”

Judging by the wrinkles in his slacks and the number of coffee cups and takeout containers in the nearby trash can, he’d been here a while. Barbara wanted to ask why he didn’t go home—wasn’t there anyone there who missed him? Wouldn’t it be more comfortable there than in the precinct?—and if anyone knew he was staying when he was supposed to be off the clock again. Instead, she said: “Rough case?”

“N—uh, yes, actually. You might call it that.” His gloved fingers tapped out a sharp staccato on her keyboard and she settled back down onto the stairs to wait.

The faint whirring of electronics filled the air between them and Barbara found it almost relaxing. A nice reprieve from the chaos of the bullpen and not as lonely and stifling as her father’s office. For all his brusqueness, Edward had never outright complained about her being around. Sometimes he even seemed glad for company—sometimes he was quiet, focused on whatever it was he was doing, but more often than not he ended up talking at her about various subjects until he was pulled away or her father came to tell her it was time to go home.

“Here’s a riddle I’m having a hard time understanding,” he finally told her, leaning back in his chair to stare at her over his glasses. “What are you doing here?”

“That’s not a riddle, Eddie,” she told him with a faint smile. “And I already told you why I’m here; I need internet access without the precinct’s firewall getting in the way.”

“That isn’t what I meant, and you know it, Barbara. Why are you here? The precinct’s not exactly safe—especially for you.”

This time she couldn’t help but laugh, shaking her head. “You sound like my father. Look, I’m not afraid of these cops. And-and I have a Taser if anyone tries to follow me here after school. I’m not helpless.”

He blinked, taken aback at her casual admittance of being…for lack of a better term, armed. She could see the doubt creep back in, though, smothering his surprise. He ran a hand through his hair. “That’s not—” he broke off with a sigh— “You really don’t understand what they could do. Jim is…not like most of the force.”

“I know they don’t all like dad—”

“And what do you think that means if they decide to do something about it?”

She looked down at the floor, staring at her boots as contemplatively. Her father had said similar things before—that the cops were corrupt and might act out against them in retribution. He’d been trying to warn her for a while now. And, though she’d listened to him, she’d never taken it seriously. There were always going to be conflicting interests on the force, especially in a city as corrupt as Gotham. No one would do anything…would they? “Is it really that bad?”

He offered her a short nod and she thought he almost seemed to regret bringing up the subject. She wanted to say it was all paranoia; that her father and Harvey and Edward were all just imagining a worst case scenario, but the more they said the more she began to realize that there had to be a place they were speaking from. Things they’d heard or past experience. Barbara flexed her hand, repressing the urge to fidget with the strings of her coat.

“They do this to everyone that isn’t on the take, don’t they?” His silence was an answer enough and she hesitantly cleared her throat. “And…you?”

He looked away, turning his attention back to his screen, and it solidified her suspicions. Anger flared in her gut. She thought about the few friends her father had—how tired and overworked they always looked. What were the others on the force putting them through? What was going on that the public would never hear about? The system was so broken; the pieces didn’t even resemble the whole anymore. Barbara jolted to her feet, unsure what she was going to do, just that she needed to do something. “Those bastards.”

Edward caught her arm as she turned towards the door, pulling her back until she gave in and came to lean against the desk. The half-smile he gave her seemed bittersweet. “You don’t think you’re going to take on the entire GCPD by yourself, do you?”

“I don’t know. I-I just feel like I should do something. Don’t you?”

He did, but there was no need to inform her of the steady stockpile of information he’d been collecting, nor of any of his other work. The police would be less than pleased, but that’s why he wasn’t planning on uploading it through the GCPD. He would be working off site, carefully covering his tracks. It was just…taking some time. He wouldn’t pretend it wasn’t somewhat self-serving—even though most of what he had he intended on releasing without ransoming it, some of it? Oh, no, some of the information was the kind of thing worth lording over someone’s head. Perhaps that perverted his work, perhaps not. Edward wasn’t in this line of work to question the morality of his own choices.

Barbara gave him all of five minutes of thoughtful silence before she cast a glance toward her laptop. “Do you think it’ll take very much longer?”

Edward started, clearly having put the laptop from his mind for the moment. “It started updating when I connected it.”

She wasn’t sure if she was exasperated or not that he hadn’t mentioned it was all but ready ages ago. Instead, she settled on gratitude. No one else in the precinct would have helped her and she was glad for his assistance. “Thanks, Eddie. I owe you a hot chocolate—the good kind!”

Promises,” he taunted with an amused snort. “What do you need to look at so badly, anyway?”

“EBay,” she replied lightly, reaching across him to lift her laptop into her arms.

“I…EBay?”

“I’ve been bidding on some new equipment.”

He looked up toward the door and the empty hallway barely visible through the barred window beside it and then back at Barbara, leaning toward her almost conspiratorially. “That’s what this is all about?” He leaned back, moving his glasses out of the way just enough to rub tiredly at the bridge of his nose. “I knew it; your father is going to kill me.”

“Dad’s not going to kill you, Eddie,” she assured him almost distractedly. “Wish me luck that I can get this as cheap as they’re asking. Maybe we could find you a hat with what I have left.”

anonymous asked:

Yamamoto Dino and Hibari finding out their girlfriend is working as a bar waitress due to bills (and after being accused of being a gold-digger) and every guy keeps flirting with her

COMPLETE

Please enjoy~

// Admin Chrome

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Yamamoto:

  • Yamamoto always had a sneaking suspicion that what had occurred months earlier (the whole exile of you from the family because supposedly you were a “gold-digger”), was a complete mistake. Everyday he thought of the hurt expression on your face as the family shunned you and made you leave him. He was confused, yet he accepted the verdict since family knows best, right? … right?
  • Since then, Yamamoto had noticed that he had been going out to get drinks more often than not. He just wanted to drown himself in liquor from seeing that betrayed expression on your face. He wanted to forget you, and your perfect smile, your erotic body, and beautiful mind. You were such a perfect girlfriend, why did it have to be like this?
  • This time, Yamamoto decided to try a different bar, since the last one had kicked him out because he had gotten a little to “rowdy” with the bartender who called him “an asshole” for what the family had did to you. Yamamoto thought that this time he wouldn’t try to talk about what had happened because it was obviously not worth it. He decided to keep the pain inside.
  • He took a seat at the bar, already feeling the worries of the night start to slip away as he ordered his drink. Yamamoto closed his eyes, running his hands over his face, finally feeling the exhaustion that had been piling up all week. Suddenly, his whole body stiffened when he heard “[Name]!” being called from behind him. It couldn’t be you, it just couldn’t. However, when he slowly turned around, he saw your unmistakable smile as you visited the man at the table, writing down what he ordered on the notebook.
  • Yamamoto couldn’t breathe, his mind running a million miles a minute. You weren’t supposed to be there. Why? Why? Why? Before he couldn’t stop himself, Yamamoto was already reaching for you, pulling you away from the table (much to the dismay of the man) and taking you to a more secluded are of the bar. You were struggling to get away, but Yamamoto’s strength was far more superior than yours.
  • He knows it’s none of his business, but Yamamoto manages to corner you, his arms caging you, making sure you don’t run away. He’s asking questions on “why the heck you work here? why didn’t you just run off to another rich family?”, and it doesn’t take long until your smacking him across the face. You yell that you didn’t have anywhere to go, the love of your life having abandoned you to groundless rumors. You had to pay the bills somehow. Yamamoto didn’t have a retort, and he was even more speechless when he saw the tears in your eyes. He couldn’t do anything as you were ushered away from him, and he was promptly told to leave.

Dino:

  • Dino thought about you every day. He thought of all the times the two of you had together, and all the beautiful memories you had shared with him. To forget about you, Dino had decided to throw himself into his work, so he could just forget about your heartbroken face as Dino broke up with you. The family didn’t need someone so greedy for money.
  • He had been going to numerous business meetings and dealings lately. Dino wanted to be anywhere but in his mansion, since everywhere he went he was reminded of you. It had been almost a year since the two of you had broken it off, and it had been hell for him, as he didn’t know anything about your current situation. However, he was told that you were living the life of luxury, having got a new boyfriend immediately after him. Dino didn’t know what to believe.
  • The meeting today was at a newly opened bar that had yet to have a bad review. Dino was looking forward to closing the deal on a new connection opening up with a software company. They had all been seated in a more enclosed space of the bar, where there was still a few people, but it was not crowded or loud.
  • The deal was being conducted and they ordered a round of drinks as a celebration for closing the deal and the other party had left. However, the night was dampened for Dino, as he thought he kept seeing moments of you in the corner of his eye. However, whenever he looked, you weren’t there. So, he went back to the drink he was nursing, ignoring the calls of “sweetheart over here!”, “you’re the best server in this joint, Missy.”, and “why don’t you just come home with me, I’ll treat you right~” that were being broadcast all over the restaurant. Dino felt bad for the poor server who was receiving those lines.
  • “Sorry, your original server had some business to attend to, so I hop-” Dino stopped listening, even though your lips kept moving. He hadn’t seen you in so long, that he was in shock having come into contact with you now. You looked good, as you did always. You shined more it seemed, and you had gotten a new glow to you. You had stopped talking, and now everyone was ordering more drinks, and your eyes had met his. He saw your heart stop, before you moved your eyes away.
  • Dino couldn’t say anything, nothing would come out. He could only watch as you scurried away to get the drinks. Then, as you were entering the common room again, there was a yell of “sweetheart, over here!” and “looking beautiful as always~”. Dino felt a flare of jealousy as he saw a shy smile being given at the comments, before you disappeared back behind the bar. Dino knew that he had to get you back now.

Hibari:

  • Hibari knew that what he did was right. He was not someone who liked being used like this. How could you be so deceiving? After finding out that you were only using him for his money, Hibari didn’t have any sympathy left for you. Hibari refused to be moved by your sobbing and pleading. He knew it was all fake.
  • It was months after the split, and Hibari still hadn’t forgotten you, even though it seemed like it. When he was alone, there would be traces of you in his mind. He would recall the way you laughed at his stubbornness, and how you smiled despite him scolding you. It was something he didn’t realize that he would miss now that you weren’t here.
  • Hibari had been invited to a meeting with another family for some new information about a war that was threatening to break out between two newly emerging rivals. Hibari, as much as he didn’t like public spaces, went for it anyway.
  • It was a crowded place, of course, and there were countless of rowdy men everywhere. Hibari knew that it was intentional too, so they could get a rile out of him. He was searching for a table, before suddenly he thought he saw a flash of your face, before it was gone. Hibari shook his head, refusing to believe that you were anywhere near this place. You were probably somewhere else, trying to leech off of more rich men to satisfy yourself.
  • It didn’t take long for the night to take a bad turn. The informant refused to give up the information without a price, and Hibari was soon getting impatient. Hibari was about to snap, but then he heard your laugh. That laugh echoed in his ears, and he didn’t even realize he was looking for you until he found you, giggling at something a customer (who was leaning a bit too closely too her for Hibari’s liking, as did another lad, who was directly staring at her behind).
  • It took all of Hibari’s willpower not to say anything, but he did crush the glass pitcher in his hand, sending glass shards everywhere. The informant screamed (probably thinking it was his fault), but all Hibari’s focus was on you. You had turned around quickly after hearing the shatter, and your eyes connected. Hibari saw you flinch, and you hurriedly turned around, avoiding his gaze all together. Hibari felt his chest tighten. All he could think about, however, was what the hell you were doing here?
Missed an anniversary

Missed a chance to post this a few weeks months ago.  We have managed to mark one year that the Balmung RP Calendar has been it’s own entity and one and a half years we have been doing the RP Event Calendar weekly posts.

This started out as a little project @nefzenffxiv​ and I had to keep track of the insanity that is Balmung’s RP Scene for our own purposes as soon as we snuck into Balmung.  We had inadvertently stumbled into a @crescent-ffxiv​ pub crawl on our first week.  We were still building the personalities of our characters, so we can blame Crescent for that.   We also ran into a certain @diskwrite-ffxiv​ at the event whom we decided to adopt.  (Or maybe she adopted two strays, we don’t know) She then pointed out we should meet them at the @drunkenmoogle​.  The trail from there to now is lost to memory, chaos, confusion.

It’s been a very bumpy road from there until now, but where’ here.  
Thanks for your support and patience.

Thanks for keeping Balmung’s RP community moving at such a speed that something like this feels like a necessity.  It’s -awesome-.

~ Erah’sae

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waterparks discord server!!

Are you into Waterparks? Love the band boys? Want to meet new people in the parx fandom? Then you should join our Waterparks discord server!!

here’s where you can apply

We’re not taking in any homophobes, transphobes, racists, sexists, etc.. you also gotta be nice and respectful to each other on the chat

it’s not required but it’d be cool if you reblogged this!

OC Madness Now Open

Hey, you have OCs? Fan-characters? Want a place to have nice open and friendly discussions?

Then come to my Discord Server called “OC Madness” You just have to ask for a link and I’ll provide.

(Note, I would rather you be over 13 to join, and you have to be 18 or older in order to have nsfw access. Also do not ask for mod position, that will be awarded if I find you to be responsible enough)