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Mar. 30th, 2010


Well, we made it almost six months. Not bad for a bunch of pikers who were all dissatisfied from another game.

But, I think it's fairly obvious that Chaos Theory is dead. I was hoping it wouldn't end up like this, but I can't complain. I got a chance to write with some of the best writers on this server, and develop some characters (and some relationships) that have worked out so well, they've been carried over into private story lines and even other games.

You are all the best bunch of writers I've come across in awhile. Sure, we had a few lemons, but we made lemonade out of them and had fun anyway! I sincerely hope that you all find a new home somewhere else, and hopefully, I'll run across you all again in RP land.

I learned a lot from you guys; this is the first journal game I've modded, and I learned a lot on the fly about how to run (and not run) game-wide plots, what to take on and what not to take on, what rules to set and not, and mostly, how to be in charge and still have fun.

I hope you all have learned something from me, even if it's what not to do.

I'm going to leave the comm and everything open until April 5th, and after that, I'm locking it down and the community will disappear. I highly encourage everyone to download their logs, because there is some great writing here.

Thank you all for making Chaos Theory such a wonderful game.


*apologies for the double posting, but I felt like this was important enough to put in both communities, in case you check one and not the other.

Mar. 2nd, 2010


Week Change: Week Ten

Week Change: WEEK 10
Monday December 20th - Sunday December 26th, 2004

Moon Phases:
The Moon waxes towards full this week, and ends with a full moon on Dec. 26th, the day after Christmas!

The Full Moon is at it's brightest and this is a time of great power. Any Magick done at this time is directed toward the manifestation of goals.

Incense: Jasmine, Rose
Crystals: Clear quartz crystal (especially sphere), white or rainbow moonstone, selenite, snowy quartz, white opal, silver

In-Game Notes from [info]rupert_giles

1) Christmas is Saturday; Boxing Day is observed the following Monday. Both Sunday and Monday will be football-watching days for myself and anyone else who wishes to come along. No, it is not American football, it is British. There will also be cricket televised as well, the Boxing Day Test from Melbourne.

2) Boxing Day (in England at the least) is roughly akin to the day after Thanksgiving here; if you intend to go out and buy, buy, buy, please be certain to avoid any lines of products by Clellan Industrial or any clothing lines " Edna." These products may well be cursed, and I would like to avoid a repeat of what occurred with Davan.

3) Kwanzaa also begins on Sunday, so might I again remind anyone observing this to please not burn the building down.

Out-of-game Notes

1) Christmas Present exchanges can be done in the main community, simply mark them "Christmas" in the tags.

2) Due to your mod being sick, I have not had the chance to confer with Ethan and end the cursed clothing line. I intend for that to happen this week.

3) The Big Evil will be relatively dormant this game week, due to the full moon and the cheer of Christmas working against their nefarious plotting.



Feb. 18th, 2010


Who: Andrew and Ainsley
When: Thursday night, late
Where: Ainsley's place
What: A bored geek, havoc ensues.

He didn't do it )

Feb. 13th, 2010


Who: Buffy, Giles, Ethan
When: Week Nine, Tuesday
Where: The Pod, Giles' Place
Status: Closed, but Active

Who had morals and ethics these days? )

Feb. 8th, 2010


Week Change: Week Nine

Monday Dec. 13th - Sunday Dec. 19th, 2004

Moon Phases:
First Quarter Moon on Saturday the 18th.

The Waxing Moon starts at the beginning of the New Moon and goes to the Full Moon. The Moon is growing larger & brighter and this is a time of increasing light, so you would work increasing magick. Draw things to you. This is considered a time of great psychic power and excellent magick dealing with prosperity, new projects, growth, expansion, increasing health, new love affairs, increasing of knowledge and spirituality & fertility rituals.

Incense: Sandalwood, bayberry, cinnamon, ginger, cedar
Crystals: Carnelian, citrine, aragonite cluster, banded agate

In-Game Notes from [info]rupert_giles

1) Hannukah ends this Thursday, and I would like to thank everyone's vigilance in not burning the building down. If we could continue that vigiliance, I would be eternally grateful.

2) We are currently in a time of positive power as the moon is waxing and growing stronger. Hopefully this will buy us a little more time to figure out exactly what is going on with the dark spells that have been happening.

3) Please continue to be aware of your surroundings, and report any suspicious activity.

Out-Of-Game Notes

1) The cursed clothing line will be wrapped up this week.

2) With the departure of our Spike and Angel, several big things are being shifted.

  1. [info]stay_and_gloat will be filling our undercover-turncoat spot that had been reserved for Angel/Angelus.

  2. [info]bookman_price will be ganked a little sooner than expected, but we're holding off on that until we get Cordelia established. ;)

  3. [info]bitcaewedoe will be severely injured, possibly near death, and that will be the end of the current plot.

I think that covers everything that's going to be changed.


[info]dawnofsummer - Dawn Summers

[info]broodypants - Angel
[info]vampirewithsoul - Spike
[info]elenamc - Elena Casimiro

Please run the friender and make sure your lists are updated:

Feb. 7th, 2010


Who: Buffy & Dean
When: Week Eight, Monday; Night
Where: Castle Hotel
Status: Closed, but Active




Jan. 31st, 2010


Who: Davan and Giles
Where: The Pod, Giles's quarters.
When: Friday, very early morning.
What: Davan has had enough.

One is just about enough, really )

Jan. 29th, 2010


Who: Rupert Giles and Ethan Rayne
What: Divination magic
When: Week Eight, Wednesday evening
Where: Giles' flat in the Pod
Status: Active, obvs.

The dark arts, incantations and spell craft, circles and stars the same fury that hell hath. )

Jan. 25th, 2010


Who: Buffy & Dean
When: Week Eight, Monday; Night
Where: A bar/restaurant near the Pod
Status: Closed, but Active

At first, the time seemed to drag on forever, but as the time of her date--yes, Buffy Summers actually had a date--neared, she realized she wanted more and more time to make sure each strand of hair was perfectly barrel-curled. It was nearly seven when she had finally finished putting the last touches on her make-up, pressing her lips on a kleenex to dab off the extra.

She pulled a sweater on over her low-cut halter top, taking one last look at herself in the full-length mirror to make sure her black leather pants still looked good on her, before grabbing her purse. The very slight kiss Dean gave her before he left earlier was playing over and over in her mind, causing butterflies to appear all over again each time.

And oh god, she was so nervous, but also unbelievably excited because she knew he was feeling just as nervous and excited. Or she hoped, anyway. And really, it had been a million years since she went on a stereotypical date--if you could call a watcher and a slayer going on a date stereotypical--especially one where she didn't have to pretend she wasn't some super strong demon killing chick. She never thought she'd be able to completely be herself around anyone who wasn't, well, a vampire.

She made her way down to the lobby, avoiding the surprised looks she was getting from some of the younger slayers. She had really never been this dressed up before since most of them saw her in her sweats in the training room.

She stepped outside into the much cooler air, practically holding her breath until he arrived. It was the only way she could keep her heart from pounding a million beats a minute.


Week Change: Week Eight

Week Change: WEEK EIGHT
Monday Dec. 6th - Sunday Dec. 12th 2004

Moon Phases
Saturday the 11th is the night of the New Moon, making Wednesday through Friday the nights of the Dark Moon. This has been said to be a time of great power. Dark Moon energies are those of the Spirit without a particular goal in mind. Open up to the Spirit energies & remember that we do not always know what is best for us. By opening yourself up in this way and freeing your mind of prejudices, you may receive grace, revelations, and power that you never even realized you needed. (Chaos magic is especially strong during the New Moon, due to the lack of goals and the unguided churning of the otherworld energies)

Incense: Myrrh
Crystals: Apache tear, obsidian, rainbow obsidian

In-Game Notes
from [info]rupert_giles

1) Hannukah begins this Wednesday. Please be aware that there may be lit menorahs and candles, and that the smoke could set off the smoke detectors if we are not all vigilant.

2) On behalf of everyone, we'd like to thank Buffy Summers for orchestrating the recent Christmas tree decorations. She's doing an excellent job of coordinating our Christmas holiday so far, and please feel free to offer your assistance if you wish to contribute!

3) Please continue to be on your guard. While there has not been a second surge of dark magic as there was last week, there are still many unexplained things going on that we must be wary of. Inform Angel, Wesley, Buffy, or myself of anything you notice that is out of the ordinary.

4) The public areas in the Pod are non-smoking; however, what you all do in your private rooms are none of our concern.

Out-of-Game Notes

1) The Cursed Clothing has been discovered by Ethan ([info]stay_and_gloat) but it hasn't been made widespread knowledge yet. Stay tuned for further developments.

2) CT III: The Search For Spike has yet to begin. There are rumors and rumblings that he has disappeared, but no one (other than Angel and Buffy) know for certain.

3) Please pay attention to any open threads; we have several new players and new characters looking for ways to get involved, and we all have to be ready to help.

4) As always, any thoughts, ideas, comments, gripes, etc, are welcomed.


~ritchiearts is now ~drawitout. If you use a rename token to change the name of your journal, please let me know so I can properly update the friender!


Who: Ritchie & Rupert Giles
When: Tuesday, Week Seven - early morning
Where: Giles' condo after this
What: Early morning cartoons via DVR.

So maybe Tuesdays weren't the best of days to get up and go watch cartoons early in the morning, but Ritchie was free. The renovations were still coming along, even if it was... odd that some of thing things that broke in the building were replaced wtih at quickness that was more than a little disconcerting. He didn't look into it, though, just assumed it came with being an aid to Slayers and... vampires, so to speak.

Ritchie was still wrapping his head about it, but it was eight in the morning and he was still sleepy. Taking a break from waking up at five to get to work was starting to get to him. His hair was askew as he walked up to Giles' door just dressed in his normal Simpson's pajamas and Homer slippers. He knocked on the door, trying not to be too loud as he did it.


Jan. 24th, 2010


Who: Angel & Beth.
What: Moping about how much his life sucks. And maybe trying to locate Spike.
When: Week Seven. I don't really care what day or time, so if you have a preference, let me know.
Where: Inside Angel's office at first, then outside of it.
Status: Active.

Angel tilted his chair back and looked up at the ceiling with a sigh. He'd just spent the last few hours calling various contacts to see if anyone had caught a glimpse of Spike in the past week -- to no avail whatsoever, of course. Usually Angel had no problem finding the members of his bloodline when he put his mind to it, especially Spike, since he always made himself so damn obvious. But apparently Spike really didn't want to be found this time. Wherever he had run off to, he'd taken great care to hide it from Angel.

After taking a moment to press his fingers to his temples, he dragged himself out of the chair and headed for the office's door. If he didn't get away from this task for a while, he was liable to have an aneurysm any minute now. He locked the door behind him, then glanced around what had served as the lobby when the building belonged to Wolfram & Hart. Now it was just another room on another floor, which was fine by him because it meant fewer people had a reason to loiter around. By this week, he imagined word had spread of Spike's disappearance throughout the Pod, at least to anyone who cared. He hadn't encountered many people discussing the topic, but the few he did overhear had some interesting theories as to why the vampire had left, ranging from 'he ran off with a mysterious Slayer that none of us have ever met' to 'he decided to open an all-male strip club in Vegas.' Although really neither of those would've been particularly surprising had they been true. But he knew they weren't, because Spike had left with Riley and Angel had already checked Vegas. Maybe Atlantic City? Spike was just trashy enough that he'd probably like it there.

Jan. 23rd, 2010



Who: Ethan Rayne & Rupert Giles
When: Monday, Week Seven - very late at night
Where: Giles' condo
What: Ethan has some news, and it's not very good.

Ethan wasn't a fan of chaos he didn't create. )

Jan. 19th, 2010


Who: Beth Holden & (OPEN)
When: Week Seven, Saturday afternoon
What: Beth brings back the Christmas tree
Where: Pod Lobby

The tree farm's flatbed had just dropped off the Christmas tree, and the delivery man and driver had forklifted it into the lobby. Beth was carefully sawing through the twine that had kept the branches flat for transport, and the new extra-large tree stand was already put together and waiting for the trunk although she imagined she was gonna need a little help maneuvering the twelve foot tree upright.

But, one step at a time. First, twine. Second, branch-fluffing. Third, she'd twist a few arms and recruit a few "volunteers" to help her stand the tree up.

Decoration was not her bag, though.

Jan. 11th, 2010


Who: Ainsley and Andrew
When: Tuesday, week seven
Where: Ainsley's
What: Even fluffy gay men sometimes have a reality check


Week Change: Week Seven

Monday, Nov. 29th -- Sunday, Dec. 5th 2004

Dec. 4th is the Last Quarter crescent moon, waning towards the New Moon. The Waning Moon is the phase when the Full Moon has passed and the moon is now decreasing in size nightly as it makes it's way across the sky towards the phase of New Moon. As the moon decreases, magick should be oriented towards decreasing as well. You would work banishments and "send" the negativity away. Rid yourself of the things you don't want or need in your life. Banish negative thoughts, eliminate negative feelings, release all guilt, lose that extra weight, and release any angry or hostile emotions. Make room for the new and improved!

Incense: Lavender, frankincense, sage
Crystals: Smoky quartz

from [info]rupert_giles

1) Please notice that winter holiday observances are coming upon us. The precise date of the Winter Solstice is December 21st; Christmas is December 25th, Boxing Day is December 26th, Hanukkah begins Wednesday Dec. 8th and lasts until the 16th, and Kwanzaa begins Dec. 26th and is observed until January 1st. If I have omitted your observance, please let me know and I will apologize profusely as well as make the proper observations.

1A) As an addendum to #1, please be aware that we do have vampires in our midst. If your personal holiday display involves the display of a rather large cross, please consider our friends and make sure that if they are invited into your areas, it's removed or covered so they are not harmed. Otherwise, please feel free to decorate as you wish.

2) Seeing as how Ms. Summers volunteered herself at Thanksgiving, please see Buffy (and not me, thank God) for all your decoration needs.

3) Please be on your guard. The sensitive among us have been troubled by the recent swell of dark magic. We have no idea what is going on, although we are working on it. If you have any information, ideas, dreams, theories, random thoughts, or irrational fears, don't be afraid. We are investigating everything at this point.

3A) As an addendum to #3, please be sure to report ANYTHING that you see that you consider to be out of the ordinary. We would rather track down all leads and make sure that things are as they should be.

4) Slayers, please continue your dream journals. Mr. Ainsley, Ms. Casimiro, Mr. Price and myself will be glad to discuss them with you. There are often images and leads in your dreams that will help us to figure out precisely what is going on.


1) We've had some revisions to the mod-plot, because of lost players and the way things are turning out. (Not that I mind; I like it better this way.) Revisions can be found right here.

2) The ban on characters back from the dead has been lifted, although I'd like to see a few of the live characters picked up first. However, I'm not gonna complain too much, because...

3) WE'VE GOT NEW PLAYERS. [info]bowlingshirts is our new Doyle, and [info]visionsinprada is our new Cordelia! Please make sure your f-lists are updated. We also have a pending character, Faith, and hopefully we'll be getting them applied and involved very soon.

4) The cursed clothing storyline has started!


If you didn't update your flist when [info]bowlingshirts first joined, please do so now.

Jan. 10th, 2010


Who: Davan and Ethan
When: Monday. Nov. 29th. At some point in the middle of the night.
Where: POD library
What: Normal day of work turns into something a little more interesting due to an enchanted piece of clothing.

The books had never looked this boring )

Feb. 9th, 2010


Who?: Doyle and Angel.
Where?: POD.
When?: Probably around two PM. He and Kali didn't wait very long before storming the castle, just long enough to gather a few weapons and find Doyle another boot.
Why?: Doyle was gonna rescue Angel and Cordy, duh. >_> He just got in a little over his head, and now he's being held in a back room until their Big Boss/Angel can see what the deal is about the random attack by a Brachen demon and a hellgoddess. Of course, the hellgoddess escaped, though. -leer-
Status: Ongoing.

Not much of that went as planned. )

Feb. 8th, 2010


Who?: Doyle & Kali.
What?: Freshly resurrected and lost as lost can be.
When?: A little after ten PM. Okay, let me clarify. xD He resurrects a little after ten PM, probably walks for quite a while, and then ends up falling asleep on a bench. Should you choose to respond, your character can be waking him up at any point between maybe four AM and noon. Sound good?! I hope so!
Why?: Why not?
Status?: Ongoing.

There were cars. People were alive. None of them knew that they owed it to him, but it felt damn good nonetheless. )

Jan. 8th, 2010


Who: Riley Finn & Spike
What: Out on the water, sailing very far away
When: Week Six, Saturday Night
Where: The unofficially named Jolly Cocksucker.
Status: Ongoing

With a few red lights and a few old beds, we make a place to sweat, no matter what we get out of this, I know we'll never forget. Smoke on the water, fire in the sky )

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