May. 23rd, 2018


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Hey guys! Just a quick update from me. I'm sorry for completely disappearing. I got really sick, then as soon as I was back on my feet again, I was preparing to leave my job. And then this week I've been dealing with all the super exhausting training at my NEW job.

I'm definitely going to be better about keeping up around here, but I'll still be slowish for the the next 12 weeks while I'm in training at my new job. Thanks for being patient with me! <3
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May. 6th, 2018


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HI GUYS! It's Jamie and this is Theo Wolfe aka Robb Stark. :3 The quick and dirty:

→ He is the oldest of five, his father (Edgar) being a partner in the local law firm and mother (Caroline) being a hairdresser at Miss Belle's. His dad is a Dunhaven local that met/married Caroline while gone for college and law school and brought her home when she got pregnant.

→ He was a jock in high school and was popular, but was the type that wasn't really all that worried about popularity. He was in football and baseball, but it was the latter where she shined.

→ His wife was Theresa Marlow, who he began dating as freshmen in high school. They got married during the summer of their sophomore year in college and had their daughter, Zoe, a few weeks after they graduated. Theresa was then hit by a car while on her morning run and died a month after Zoe was born.

→ He's a biology teacher at the public high school and also coaches baseball. He's been there since 2014.

→ He started attempting to get back into the dating scene within the last year, something that the older ladies in town have made note of. It's rare he goes to any town events without being stopped to get offers at being set up with granddaughters or nieces.

So there you go! You can read more about him here! I'd like all of the lines, please! Hit me uppppp

May. 2nd, 2018


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Good morning, Dunhaven! Jach here with two new characters for the game.

First up is Jillian Reed. Daughter of the Mayor and big sister to [info]cottonball. Jillian is 24 and the golden child of the Reed family. First born, top grades, lots of extracurriculars. Jillian tries V E R Y hard to be perfect all of the time. Which is going to be a dramatic shift when she starts getting Haymitch Abernathy's memories. There will definitely be a downward spiral. BUT UNTIL THEN. Things to know about Jill.

01. She came out as a lesbian at 16.
02. Was part of a trio of BFFs with Denver Meadowes and Cassia Holt. After their falling out in high school she lost both of her besties and compensated for the lonelines by doing a million other things.
03. Since the death of Mari Holt in 2010, Jill has never touched a drop of alcohol.
04. She graduated with a double major in Psychology and Social Work and is currently a counselor at the Dunhaven Youth Center.
05. She also has a mildly popular social media presence. She runs a Lifestyle Vlog on YT and instagrams a lot. She uses the platform to showcase her fashion, design, and makeup skills, as well as offer up advice on keeping your life organized.
06. Jillian is always busy. She works, vlogs, volunteers, spends time with her family, runs the Dunhaven Book Club, and plans lots of social events like dinner parties.


Second character is Ananya Amin (Natasha Romanoff). [info]toepoints Ana was born in England where she became a member of the Royal Ballet at a fairly young age. She eventually became their Prima Ballerina and travelled all around the world performing. Right up until 2012 when she suffered a career-ending ankle injury. There was a lot of gossip afterward that Ana had injured herself on purpose because she'd begun to hate the ballet. She has never spoken on the matter.

After her recovery, Ana decided to indulge in some small town life. She'd always enjoyed her time in the states, so she began looking there. She eventually accepted a teaching position at Dunhaven High School. There she teaches Dance, French, and Italian. She's a very strict, but fair, professor. There's no goofing off in her classes. She also has a sharp eye and if she sees a student struggling, she'll make time to help them privately.

Other than that, the townspeople of Dunhaven won't know very much about her. She's friendly whenever she's seen around town, but her life is incredibly secret. Whenever people ask her about herself, she finds ways to redirect the conversation.
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Apr. 29th, 2018


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End of Month Reminders!


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Hello, hello! Just a few reminders:

First, don't forget Activity Check! You have until tomorrow to check in.

Second, don't forget about the prompt challenge!

And finally, here's a rundown of what's coming up in town throughout the month of May. May Events! )

That's it! Thanks for continuing to be awesome, guys. We love y'all. If there's ever anything you'd like to us to implement in game plot-wise or anything else, feel free to chat with us. We're always open to new ideas! ❤️

Apr. 24th, 2018


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April Activity Check!


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It's time for an Activity Check!

The requirements, as outlined in the Rules/FAQ, are fairly simple. All you need is 1 log or narrative per character with no minimum word or paragraph count. That's it! If you are still working on a log with a partner and the deadline comes up, feel free to post what you have as a placeholder and use that toward your activity.

This check will run through April 30, 2018.

Let us know if you have any questions! ♥
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Apr. 12th, 2018


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Hey all!

It's time for a new round of writing prompts! Under the cut is a table with different emoji prompts for April and May. (You should be able to see the emojis in your browser, but we included the text below the table, just in case they aren't working for you.) How these prompts are used are totally up to you! Narratives, write ups of memories from their past lives, logs... the world is your oyster.

Feel free to post the html in a journal and link back in the comments so you can not only keep track of what you've completed, but also so others can claim prompts for logs. And, most importantly, have fun!

April & May Challenge! )

Apr. 7th, 2018


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HI GUYS. All it took was Laura mentioning it for an idea to take root. One viewing of "Rogue One" later aaaand... Mehdi was born.

This is Mehdi Khan aka Bodhi Rook from Star Wars. He is the first of five kids to Pakistani immigrant parents. He was originally born in DC, but his family moved to Dunhaven when he was still a toddler so his childhood is all local. He graduated from high school in 2001 and then went on to study at MIT before getting a job as an Aerospace Engineer at NASA. He did that for several years before he grew restless; his life was all work, all the time and he felt like the other desires or goals he had for himself had taken back burner and he didn't like that. So, he quit his job and moved back to Dunhaven in 2013. He worked at the local mechanic's shop for a year, then ended up buying it himself when the owner decided to retire and that's what he's been up to ever since.

SO YEAH. As a kid/teenager, Mehdi was pretty shy. He had friends, but he only opened up to them and otherwise people thought he was just that quiet nerdy guy. He was a good kid and never got into trouble, that kind of thing. He's still very much that kid, but he's grown more confident and less socially awkward. You can read more about him here!

I'd love plots of all shapes and sizes, so throw them at me. :3 Customers, repeat customers, friends from school, friends he's made since coming back to Dunhaven, etc. He has a boatload of younger siblings ranging from ages 32-25, so there's potential for anyone to know him as their older brother if they happen to be friends with one of them.

Also, here's a gif in case you missed it in discord:


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i'm going to leave this as an ooc discussion rather than ic/ooc because i did NOT get any cute images or anything and i am tired !!!! and don't want to code a pretty entry lmao

so alee's baby shower was today at sarah's house (inside, again)! there is also a small yard out back, and there are yard games, but i think it was a little cold today so i don't know if anyone was brave enough for that. :D

decor: sarah tried to stay away from gender-specific decorations, and instead decorated in a fantasy creatures theme (like the invitations). mermaids and dragons and unicorns and stuff like that! very bright and colorful.

food: lots of snacks and probably sandwiches and cute cupcakes that also fit the above theme

games/projects: things like guess the baby animal where you guess what different baby animals are called. a word scramble. guess that baby - everyone was asked to bring a baby picture of themselves, and sarah put them up on a board so everyone could guess who was who. diaper derby: split up into teams of two, one person has 5 minutes to make a diaper out of toilet paper on the other person, "best" diaper wins ("best" is, of course, up to the judgment of the parents). draw the baby: everyone gets a paper plate and a marker, and they have to put the plate on their head and draw a baby. in her studio/second bedroom, there is also a decorating station for decorating wooden blocks and onesies.

SO DID YOU COME? the grant parents drove down from nyc for this, so they'll be around to meet everyone!

Apr. 5th, 2018


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Hey, all. It's Terri and I'm back again already with this asshole.

Noah Ritter [Tobias Eaton from Divergent] is a 26 year old Columbia University graduate from Manhattan and the co-owner of Black Swordsman Games. He is the older brother of Eve Ritter and best friend of Niall Malone. He's not really that much of an asshole, but he can be if the mood strikes him. He is independent, smart, driven, passionate, and incredibly stubborn. He has trust issues and doesn't allow people close to him most of the time. Even though he has trouble keeping sarcastic remarks to himself and isn't incredibly into interacting with people, he is the one that handles daily operations of his business and often the one that ends up talking to people about it. As long as things don't get personal, Noah doesn't typically have a problem carrying a civil conversation.

He is a gamer, a geek, and a cos-player. He finds it hilarious when people do double takes at him because he's dorky and handsome at the same time. Noah is also into solitary fitness activities and makes a point to run at least one marathon a year on top of teaching frequent self-defense classes locally. He is more comfortable with being alone or in small groups than he is with being in a room full of people, and plays his cards close to the chest. He has been in Dunhaven for seven-ish or so months now, but there are probably still people that haven't met him seeing as he doesn't really make it a point to go to many social events unless otherwise coerced.

SO! Throw plots at him if you wanna! We can figure out acquaintances and friends or people that might have taken self-defense with him or just have seen him out running while he ignores everyone in favor of his headphones. He's a good friend to have once you can get past his defenses.

Apr. 2nd, 2018


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Hiiiii, everyone! It's Terri again, bringing you Dorothy "Dottie" Darling with a canon of Luna Lovegood from HP! She is the second triplet with Abigail and Tessa (still to come!)

Dottie is a 26 year old accessories designer from New York, and she has basically built a fashion empire with her sister, Tessa. The Darling girls couldn't stay out of the spotlight. She is a graduate of Parsons in NYC and is very smart despite the fact that she has her head in the clouds like 96.4% of the time. She still very much buys into 90's nostalgia and enjoys coloring books and Build-A-Bear. She is an absolute fucking delight, but also tends towards the quirky side. She is very much Luna at her soul, and marches to the beat of her own drum without caring whether it bothers anyone else or not. She is incredibly loyal and honest, but she won't compromise her values, either.

After having spent most of her time since she was a teenager either working or going to school, she and her sisters finally decided it was time to take things a little slower for a while. They will be invading Dunhaven and living the small-town life for pretty much the first time. She has had a hard time making close friends in the past because of her unique view on life, but she is very friendly and desires companionship. She will likely join in activities around town and try to get to know people. Dottie is very open and accepting of people, and she would like all the friends. :)

I am open for all the things! Friends, people who find her exceedingly weird, people who follow her on Instagram or wear her designs or think they're tacky. All the plots! If anyone wants to pick up more HP characters, too, I don't think anyone will complain. ;)

Apr. 1st, 2018


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HI FRIENDS

this is david harris, aka t'challa. david's the music teacher at aurelius since 2016! he got the job in part because of his awesome aunt, mayor cecelia reed. (hi, lil cousin josie!)

originally from atlanta, his father is a big time baptist preacher, and david is the firstborn son, so there were a lot of expectations on his shoulders growing up. much to his parents' dismay, david didn't really connect to the church like they wanted (his dad really wanted him to go to seminary... lol). he DID discover his passion for music there (and on the streets of atlanta), however, so that's something. much like his counterpart, david is pretty smart and ambitious, so he got into an early college program at bard, and then transferred to howard university after a couple years, where he did his bachelor's in music and master's in music education. then he bummed around dc and surrounding areas for a bit, trying to be a musician, before getting a job as a teacher. then a couple years ago, he knocked a girl up! uh oh. the relationship ended, but obviously he wanted to be around for his son. he ended up getting the job at aurelius to be closer to his kid, and because it was offering more money (and boy, kids aren't cheap). he kind of feels like a sell-out for teaching rich kids, but he compensates by trying to enlighten them and open their minds so they don't grow up into rich trump supporters lol.

anyway, there's more here! idk how i ended up with two teachers in the arts~ lmao. HE NEEDS FRIENDS! he's 30. if there are ever open-mic nights and whatnot, he'll probably sign up, so you might've seen him play some original jazz on the piano or cover songs, or rap -- he has pretty diverse interests.

-laura

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Hey, friends! Activity is over and removes have been handled! Kit, the goddess that she is, updated the mod journal and gdocs so they're all current.

Here's just a rundown of events happening in April. As always, if you'd like any plots or events added, please let us know!

1 ∇ ANNUAL EASTER HUNT. Taking place the Saturday before Easter at the town hall and open for children up to age 12. Take pictures with the Easter bunny and search for the eggs (plastic and filled with candy!) that have been hidden around the grounds. In case of bad weather, the hunt is brought inside the building.
2 ∇ Margaret and Rupert Shield's birthdays.
2 ∇ LAST DAY OF SPRING BREAK. Applicable to all schools.
4 ∇ Aleida Grant's birthday.
7 ∇ Baby shower for Alee!
12 ∇ Bea Hyland's birthday.
14 ∇ Quincy Sparks's birthday.
14-15 ∇ SPRING MUSICAL. It's time for the students to show off their hard work as they've prepared the spring musical, Wicked.
16 ∇ No school for public and private schools.
28 ∇ SPRING TOWN CLEANUP DAY. The last Saturday of April, starting at 9AM and going until midnight. Town employees and residential volunteers alike meet at the town hall and are divided into different groups and all have different tasks to help clean up the town to get ready for spring and summer. Lunch and dinner are provided at the town hall for all those who participate.
30 ∇ Grace Rojas's birthday.
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Mar. 31st, 2018


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HI FRIENDS IT'S JAMIE. And this is Abby Darling aka Ginny Weasley.

Abby is one of three identical triplets (the other two of which will be moving to Dunhaven soon enough) that hail from Queens, NY. If you follow sports and especially if you follow women's soccer, you've heard of her. She's been one of the top players since she went professional in 2011. When she wasn't busy playing as forward for the women's national team, she has spent the last several years playing for Portland Thorns. She's known for engaging with her fans, especially the younger ones, both in person and on social media. Her political and social views are pretty well known as she's vocal about them both; she's attended many marches and protests over the last several years, when her schedule allows.

UMM yes. She made news in the sporty world a few weeks back when she announced at a press conference that she's retiring from soccer mid-season. It was a "now or never" decision on her part, though she cited ~personal reasons~ to the press. Most speculating health reasons or pregnancy, neither of which are true. She just wants to settle down, be closer to her sisters, and maybe marry her fiance of two years, Leo. She'll be using her Journalism degree in Dunhaven after getting a job at the Dunhaven Tribune. She's feisty and sassy and protective and basically Ginny in a Taylor Swift suit.

I think that covers it. She'll be new to town, but anyone with NYC, Los Angeles, or Portland connections that want to come up with something? Let me knooow. Otherwise, all the plots, please. (And someone should pick up Ron Weasley. Or any other Weasley, honestly. WEASLEYSSS)

Mar. 30th, 2018


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Guess who's back?

Hey everyone! Jach here. Coming back to rejoin the fun with one old character and one new. For anyone who remembers, this is Samantha Colt aka Sam Winchester. Sam is a Dunhaven native who left for college on the west coast and never looked back. She became a badass nurse and was happily living her life until her mother was recently diagnosed with cancer. She'll be packing her things up and returning home to take care of mom. She's closing in on her 35th birhtday, so if anyone in game has characters that are close in age, I'd love to develop some new/old friendships for her!

Second up is [info]stagofsilver, Jack Morehead aka Harry Pottah. Jack is another Dunhaven native. Currently 28 and working as a fire-fighter. He's a big ol' jock who loves sports and bro-ing it up. He's a pretty easy going guy most of the time, but he totally has a flair for the dramatic when he wants. He was popular in school and had a ton of friends, so if anyone wants to develop friendship backstory, let me know! He's a helpful guy for the most part, and tries to be nice to everyone. When he's not at work, he can usually be found going for runs with his doggie, playing sports at the park on weekends, and just hanging around with friends.
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Mar. 25th, 2018


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March Activity Check!


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It's time for an Activity Check!

The requirements, as outlined in the Rules/FAQ, are fairly simple. All you need is 1 log or narrative per character with no minimum word or paragraph count. That's it! If you are still working on a log with a partner and the deadline comes up, feel free to post what you have as a placeholder and use that toward your activity.

This check will run through March 31, 2018.

Let us know if you have any questions! ♥
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Mar. 13th, 2018


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FYI all friends/family of lennox & alee --

the baby shower will be april 7th, at sarah's house (unless someone else wants to host, lol lennox??). i'm too lazy/untalented to create an invitation so consider this it. the card will be decorated in fantasy creatures -- dragons, mermaids, centaurs, unicorns, etc. they're asking everyone to bring their favorite childhood book (or just a book) to add to the children's growing library!

aaaand everything else will come later lol. i just wanted to let everyone know about the invite. :)

-laura
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Feb. 28th, 2018


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Taking a cue from Chel and knowing that we have our own characters that could use some connections that might have been looked over, we decided to do this entry so people could ask for exactly that!
Comment below with the name of your character in the subject and then a brief summary as well as any specific lines you might want to fill, either by characters already in game or for someone to be lured into picking up. It might make things easier if you do a separate comment for each character, just to keep things nice and clean. Then go through and see if there's anything that you might be able to fill for someone else. ✌️
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Feb. 27th, 2018


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Just a quick reminder that activity is due tomorrow! We were a bit belated in putting it up and we didn't have it available the full week like we normally do, so a reminder seemed a good thing. 💜

Check in is here!

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Hey guys! One of the things I would really love to do in March is branch out and do more with my characters. They need more connections in Dunhaven and I wonder if you would consider them for a log? Feel free to shoot me an email or reply here.
  • MARGARET SHIELD / PEGGY CARTER. She is the high school librarian. Sharp-tongued, prickly and English, she's the one you'll find stamping your book and talking you out of e-texts in favour of the real McCoy. You're likely to find her when she's off trailing after Sarah Grant or wishing she was smart enough to grow vines and start a local vineyard. In lieu of such, she spends lots of time at a cafe and is considering taking up kick-boxing to sweat out these weird visions that keep cropping up.

  • GRACE ROJAS / JYN ERSO. She's Finn's mom and Diego's wife. And while she spends most of her time working at the bank, studying for her chemistry degree, or building a home for her famiy that's honestly almost big enough to be a football team, she's also contending with the memories that started when her dad left her a little crystal necklace in a safety deposit box. This month you'll find her at the hardware store because she's about to build a lab in the garage.

  • MARY SUE POOTS / VIOLET / SKYE / DAISY JOHNSON / QUAKE. Oh Lord, she of many names. Mary Sue Poots was an orphan high school drop out that got out of Dunhaven quick as she could. She is kind of obsessed with figuring out who her parents are and came back to Dunhaven because a mysterious dude in a black suit and tie with glasses told her he'd give her info if she was patient. So she got a job with a local farmer and works in his greenhouse / sells flowers at the Farmer's Market when it's not winter. She's with Quincy.

  • I would love to establish more friendships for them. I also think contention can definitely be fun. You guys are so awesome and your characters are so glorious. I am super interested in getting closer to them!

    Feb. 25th, 2018


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    February Activity Check!


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    It's time for an Activity Check!

    The requirements, as outlined in the Rules/FAQ, are fairly simple. All you need is 1 log or narrative per character with no minimum word or paragraph count. That's it! If you are still working on a log with a partner and the deadline comes up, feel free to post what you have as a placeholder and use that toward your activity.

    This check will run through February 28, 2018.

    Let us know if you have any questions! ♥
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