Sep. 19th, 2018


[info]goldencoat
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New character intro part deux!

Hey everyone! It's Jach. And this lovely lass is Avery Perkins, wife to Liam. She was born and raised in Baltimore by super wealthy and well respected parents, and she moved to Dunhaven around 2016 to take the position of Director at Picasso Art Gallery. She had a whirlwind romance with Liam and the two were married within a year.

She lives out in his farmhouse with him and the animals and they're perfectly adorable, TYVM.

Which is good, because her alter-ego is the wooooooorst. Say hello to Cersei mfing Lannister, y'all. Like Liam with Pettigrew, Avery is very familiar with GOT and Cersei, so once she starts getting her memories, she'll be keeping her mouth SHUT TIGHT.

Personality wise, she's very warm, bubbly, and sociable. She loves art and creativity, so expect that she goes to lots of art shows, open mic nights, and everything else in between. And she hosts a monthly Paint Night at the gallery.

I'd really love to get some friends for her! She needs a group of lady pals for shopping and gossip and rambling about her adorable hubby.
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HI FRIENDS. I cannot be tamed, so here I am with Liam Perkins aka Peter Pettigrew. I found myself wanting to play a straight up villain with an AU that could not be more different sooo.

Liam is a Dunhaven native and is the veterinarian that runs the Dunhaven Veterinary Clinic & Wildlife Rescue. Before him, his grandfather ran the clinic and he passed it onto Liam when he graduated vet school when he and Liam's grandmother moved to Florida for retirement. He's the oldest of two children with a younger sister, his father being a History professor at the university and his mother being the owner and seamstress of Magnolia Boutique, which is in downtown Dunhaven. He's also related to the Craigs! He attended Aurelius when he was old enough and graduated in 2009; he was a decent enough student, but he had to work hard for his grades, needing tutors and a lot of extra studying to get the grades he did manage. He attended university in town, but spent his time between home and Maryland for vet school. He's been the primary vet at the clinic since spring of 2017. Around the same time he married his wife, Avery; they had a short relationship before jumping into engagement and marriage, raising some eyebrows around town. He's as head over heels for her now as he was from the day they first met.

ALL THAT SAID. He's a super nice guy. Like, ridiculously so. It's usually the first thing people will say when they have to describe him. Beyond that, he's kind of goofy, super adores animals, and is very loyal to his friends and family. The vet clinic is located on the same land he and Avery live on. There are two barns, both of which have been converted for the clinic. The smaller is where he sees pets and it's kind of unrecognizable as a barn when you walk into it. The larger is split into two, half of which being stables where he keeps his horses and sees any larger animals that are brought in and the other half being where he keeps and wild animals that are brought in to be rescued.

So yes! For plots, I'd love any employees at the clinic; maybe another vet or a vet tech or a receptionist or volunteers? Other than that, friends? He's friends with the AU MWPP crew, but there's always room for more.

Oh and as a final note, he started having dreams about Peter on July 31. Nothing too huge and dramatic, just things from his childhood, but he knows the HP franchise and he knows who Peter Pettigrew is, so he's kept his mouth shut thus far and is sort of in denial over it all. So, future good times for alllll~

Sep. 16th, 2018


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HI FRIENDS! I'm home from my cousin's wedding (you can view the cake here, if you haven't already seen it on some form of social media ☺️) and that means my busy part of September is officially done and over with. I would really like to do some logging, since I haven't done quite as much as I like to over the summer because I've just had a lot of RL on my plate. I know that I've talked to some of you about some ideas and things we'd like to do, but if there's anything else any of you might want to do with one of my characters, please let me know! I'm up for all the things.

Also, yesterday was the scavenger hunt during the day put on by the radio station. They had cash prizes of first prize being $2000, second prize being $1000, and third prize being $500. If you had a character that participated on their own or in a group, feel free to claim one of those prizes! First come, first serve~

PS: Does anyone have a character that would like to be cousin types to a fellow that looks like this? Just let me knoooow
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Sep. 3rd, 2018


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Hey, fantastic people! I am bringing 2 new characters into the mix. They are as follows:

- Lavender Craig (Lily Potter - [info]typewritten) who is a Dunhaven townie, graduated from Athena Academy and then ran away to the University of Iowa to get her MFA. She was attempting to make it as a published poet and to land a job teaching somewhere. This was all going great until her sister moved away and she found out that her parents have an illness which requires her to care for them. Separate illnesses. More about her here. Would love for friends, frenemies, reasons to get in the middle of all the wizard shenanigans.

- Francis Green (Faramir - [info]ithilienranger) is originally from Baltimore. He comes from a pretty well to do family but he's the black sheep. He's at University of Dunhaven in the first year of his graduate degree in Philosophy. He might be your TA this year, you might see him hiking in the woods or staring at really big books at the nearest coffee shop. More about him here. Would love friends for Francis. He is too fragile for frenemies ... but we could definitely try.

Am also open to family or other fun for either of them. Just in case anyone has ever really wanted to play Petunia Dursley or Boromir. ;)

BIG HEARTS FOR YOU GUYS. I love you all x PiR2
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Aug. 30th, 2018


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Happy almost September, everyone! 🍂

With the month almost up, we just wanted to give a reminder of all the events coming up next month! As always, please feel free to shoot us any suggestions of some small town events that you might like to see take place in town or any personal events that you'd like added for reference. We are all about expanding and giving characters reasons to interact and meet up, if you've got any ideas out there!

Also, as an August-type reminder for teachers and students alike, school for the public/private schools officially started on Monday and the fall semester at the university began on Wednesday.

September Events! )

Aug. 28th, 2018


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[info]maxcooking
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HI GUYS. So I wanted to make a reference for Eve's D&D group, just for any in character shenanigans or mentionings. I kind of assume that they meet once a week or at least every other week at her apartment, probably on a Friday or weekend evening, depending on availability of folks. She provides food, because it's Eve, and some drink, but people can bring stuff too. She is homebrewing an adventure that takes place in the Forgotten Realms and Faerûn. As a DM, she's really patient, especially with new players; she has a lot of experience with new folk, because she worked so long at gaming stores doing DM nights with newbies. She rewards creativity, but she knows not everyone is into that or roleplaying, so she's a fair DM. Dice rolls are important, but she's really all about creating an experience and collaborative stories.

Annnyway, for characters. You don't have to actually roll a character or anything crazy like that, but just a name/race/class. If you need help on it, just let me know. :3

Eve: Dungeon Master ✨

Bea:
Brynn: Bard
Danielle:
Josie: Nadia Pisacar, Female Human Monk (Way of the Kensei)
Kiera: Eärwen Siannodel, Female High Elf Sorcerer (Water Sorcery)
Niall:
Noah:

Aug. 25th, 2018


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August Activity Check!


[info]dunhaven
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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 piece of activity per character, such as a network post, comment thread, complete or in progress log or narrative per character with no minimum word or paragraph count, and so on. That's it!

This check will run through August 31, 2018.

Let us know if you have any questions! ♥
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Aug. 7th, 2018


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Hi guys! It's Jamie and I have two characters to throw at you all. :3

Hannah Church (~smudgy, Noah Czerny from the Raven Cycle): Originally from San Fransisco, Hannah is the oldest of three to a successful investment banker and a successful interior designer. When she turned eleven, she was shipped off to boarding school, not because her parents wanted to shoo her off, but because her mother is originally from Dunhaven and had attended the school herself and wanted to see her daughter do the same. Her family is pretty well off, but they made a big deal of teaching their kids the importance of hard work, so Hannah isn't necessarily spoiled. She does have a offensively bright red 2018 Mustang that she got from her parents for her 21st birthday, but it mostly sits while she gets around via skateboard or Cerys's car. Speaking of, her best friends are Cerys and Morrighan. She's about to start her senior year at UofD, where she's majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Art. She likes Virginia, but she's a California girl at heart and takes to the beach whenever she can. UMM yeah. You can read more about her here!

Bridget Grant (~shrike, Helene Aquilla from An Ember in the Ashes): The third of the four Grant sisters, Bridget is a classically trained violinist that will be moving to Dunhaven more or less as soon as I introduce her IC. She has been playing the violin since she was six and it didn't take long for her to take to the instrument and show some very real talent. After her schooling at Juilliard, she took some time to audition and wait tables before she stumbled into the New York Philharmonic, where she has been playing the last several years. But with two of her sisters in Dunhaven and a need for something new and to be closer to all of the people she likes down here, she took advantage of an open chair at the National Symphony Orchestra, auditioned, and was offered the position. It was a quick process with the new season just around the corner and she didn't want to get anyone's hopes up, so she kept the audition quiet. Her last week in New York has been full of packing, finding a rental house in Dunhaven online and securing it without even seeing it, and is now making her way south. You can read more about her here!

Yessss. So those are my new ladies. Let's plot all the things, please! (PS: Since Hannah's mother is a native, if anyone wants a family connection of cousins or some such, let me know!)

Aug. 6th, 2018


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Hiii. It’s Terri. I waited to do this because I had so many newbies.

Zoya Nikolaeva: [info]relinquished At 25, she is the youngest sibling and only sister of Mikhail and Alex Nikolaev. She grew up in Duluth, MN, but went to Athena Academy and stayed in Dunhaven until about 3 years ago. Her best friend was Elijah Marshall, and they married when they were 18. Things went awry, and despite still loving him, she separated from him in 2015. She’s just now returning to Dunhaven, and will likely be around a while even though she doesn’t know that yet! Her canon is Rey from Star Wars! She is very much at her heart a girl who fears being alone and being abandoned. She is quiet and sweet and has a good sense of humor. She is a good friend to have, and hopefully she can strike up with old acquaintances.

Jebediah Hopkins: [info]gravitational He is the owner and head cook of Grandma’s, which means that he probably knows like...everyone. Lol. He spends most of his time at the diner, especially now that his goddaughter/niece, whom he raised from the time she was eleven, is now grown. He is nice enough, but not overly warm with most people. He doesn’t like his generosity pointed out and is mildly allergic to emotions. He can be a bit standoffish and reserved, but he’s really loyal. He’s sarcastic and it takes time to get close to him. His canon is Jim Hopper from Stranger Things. He’s kind of a teddy bear like Hopper, even if he won’t admit it.

Morrighan Kane: [info]madeforwar Morrighan is not your little ray of sunshine. She’s hardened, angry, prone to foul language, and morally ambiguous at best. She is also endlessly loyal, intelligent, intuitive, creative, and fiercely terrified of being vulnerable enough to let anyone hurt her. She is a bit of a wild card, and only her best friends can really keep her in check. She is softest with them and in little ways, she makes sure that she lets them know that she cares even if she can sometimes be harsh. She’s a local tattoo artist, and very good at her job. She’s had a pretty traumatic past. She attended Athena, and is 21. She also has dreams in a Seer type fashion, though she very rarely talks about them or actually makes use of them. She gives exactly zero shits as to whether or not anyone believes her about them. Her canon is Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle. Her AU very closely reflects his life.

Jul. 30th, 2018


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Hi guys! Just wanted to let you guys know that we did update the academic calendars for the public/private schools and the university. There aren't any current high school students in game, but we did want to get them worked out for those of us playing characters that work at the high school.

While we're here, here's the August calendar, for your reference! As always, if you want to add any events or have any ideas for community events that you'd like us to implement, please let us know! We're all ears. :)

August Calendar! )

PS: We just hit our year anniversary at the end of July! Thank you guys for being so amazing and making this such a fun and welcoming sandbox to play in. You are all the very best and we consider ourselves lucky to have such awesome players. Thank you for being you! 💖💖💖

Jul. 26th, 2018


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[info]arnor
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HI FRIENDS

this is kai silva, aka aragorn!!!!!! everyone's favorite sexy king, yaaaaaas

so kai is 21, he's going to be a senior at the university this year, he's studying zoology. he looooves animals, especially marine wildlife, and he's super into conservation in general because obvs the environment plays a huge role in animal life too. he's originally from the bay area, though his family are immigrants from se asia - mostly malaysia. which is super diverse part of the world, turns out. his family got its surname from portuguese colonists back in the day, and he's super mixed as a result of ongoing intermarriages. he's warm and fuzzy because i wanted a contrast to aragorn, who is not necessarily the warmest and fuzziest. :D

SO, FRIENDS AND STUFF? we don't have a tooooon of the younger set, which is why i wanted one. kai's been working at the local zoo this summer, too, so there's opportunities to meet him there.

-laura

Jul. 25th, 2018


[info]dunhaven
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July Activity Check!


[info]dunhaven
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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 piece of activity per character, such as a network post, comment thread, complete or in progress log or narrative per character with no minimum word or paragraph count, and so on. That's it!

This check will run through July 31, 2018.

Let us know if you have any questions! ♥
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Jul. 18th, 2018


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helloooo. this is kit with emilia lyon/emma swan. she is lucy's little sister, fresh from across the pond. she will be staying more permanently but, for now, she's been in dunhaven since saturday and has probably met all of lucy's friends and acquaintances. i mean, tbh, annie probably had another cookout for the lyons because that's just the kind of person she is. SO if you'd have reason to show up at annie's place over the weekend, you've probably met emilia! she's nice, but a bit awkward. she's a writer who always has ink somewhere on her hands and fingers. she just recently went through a pretty awful breakup so she's more subdued than she usually is but will be bouncing back in time. her bio is in her journal! i figured most people won't know her, anyway, so it's there if you just want to check her out for curiosity's sake ;)

people can feel free to question why the city of dunhaven gave a visitor access to the network, too, LOL. since, you know, she hasn't actually told anyone (i.e. lucy, parents, etc) that she's not going back home.

Jul. 15th, 2018


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Hi, friends! Have a new character. :}

This is Mateo Rojas, Diego's elder brother. This is also Poe Dameron. Read about him here.

Mateo grew up in Chicago and pushed himself hardcore. He grant and scholarshipped his way through U of Chicago and Harvard Law. He worked in Chicago as a PD for several years before he felt himself starting to break down (aka he was dreaming of salt planets and rebel alliances and mutinies and stars). His mama told him he needed some peace and quiet and wouldn't it be great to go to a sleepy little down like Dunhaven because there was also family there to feed him and look after him.

He's going to start a little law practice in town. Be his friend?

xoxo Gossip Chel
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Jul. 14th, 2018


[info]maxcooking
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[info]maxcooking
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HI FYI! This evening was Eve's cook out/bbq/get together of champions. She invited "friends" which I like to keep a loose definition of; if you want a someone there, we can probably figure out a connection somehow. She made pretty standard cook out stuff with burgers and hot dogs and also did her macaroni and cheese she likes so much, as well as some kind of pasta salad or a potato salad. She didn't want to go too overboard in case lots of people brought a dish to pass, but also wanted to make sure there was enough food. :3

Anyway, it was pretty laid back and though it wasn't necessarily a gaming sort of thing, people could play video games in her living room or any of the large amount of board games she has available. Otherwise, there was socialization and good times. She just really wanted all of her favorite people in one place for a little while. And for reference, her apartment looks much like this.

Feel free to discuss if your character was there or if anything transpired, if you like. :)

Jul. 9th, 2018


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Hey guys, Emily here bringing Jahan back, because I really, really missed him! He is basically the same as he was before--which is to say, he's also basically the same as James Potter, just a Muggle. I changed his last name to Poddar though, becauseeee I read a Tumblr post about race bending James that made me aware of this surname, and I really could not resist. I also changed his job before I had to leave due to my own job craziness, so I never really got to play it out. He is also a detective for Dunhaven PD now, inspired by Kit! I always have a super hard time when playing James or a James-type outside of canon figuring out what he'd do with his life, since, y'know.....he dies super young lol. I think this will bring him more work connections and give me more things to talk about IG :)

Other pertinent details--he moved to Dunhaven from San Jose, CA in 2001. His parents are Silicon Valley tech gurus and helped expand broadband connection and whatever throughout Virginia. Jahan attended Aurelius from 2001-2009. At first super hated Virginia, Dunhaven, and EVERYTHING, having had a hard time adjusting as the new brown kid in school right after 9/11. But then he found his people (Lyra, Remi, aaaand...maybe one day we will get a Peter??? SO MUCH POTENTIAL!). And the rest, as they say, is history. Jahan eventually elbowed and pushed his way into Aurelius fame as a soccer player and prankster, but no one ever quite made their way into his inner circle like his girlfriends. He then studied computer engineering and criminal justice at U of D and joined the Dunhaven PD. He came to super love Dunhaven, obviously, after vowing the day he got here that he'd move back to CA the moment he turned 18. His parents still make fun of him for this and ask him when he's leaving.

Jul. 5th, 2018


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HELLO everyone. It's my birthday, so that means I'm picking up a character. That's how that works, right? Right! This is Elias Salazar, who moonlights in his dreams as Tony Stark a la MCU. He isn't dreaming just yet, but they're coming. Oh, they're coming.

So! The long and short of Eli:

- 26-years-old and was born and raised in Boston.
- Certified cutie pie.
- Annie Nikolaev's younger half-brother, but neither of them know it yet. ~surprise~
- Very, very smart. Like, genius-level smart. He graduated from MIT at 17 and sold his first tech patent to a company that left him wealthy at the tender age of 18.
- Founded Salazar Industries in 2013. It's a tech company that focuses primarily on clean energy, developing it further and making it accessible to everyone, and developing technology for sustainable and affordable agriculture and water purification. Their hq is in Boston, but they have an R&D facility in Baltimore and are currently considering moving their hq closer to it. It's done very well in its short time it has been open and he's kind of made a name for himself thanks to his name being on the company.
- His mother died in April of 2017 and it broke him in a lot of ways. He's doing okay for the most part, but it's left him without much family and put him on a path to find said family. His mom never told him who his father was, but he found an unsent letter in his mom's things after she died that is bringing him to Dunhaven.
- Though he's Tony in another life and has his smarts and mechanical know how, he's not so much into the butthead playboy bachelor thing. (Certain media outlets like to call him a wealthy bachelor, but he really isn't into that. At all. Please no.) He's kind of socially awkward thanks to skipping a ton of grades in school and has definitely dated in the past, but his work or general life stuff would get in the way. He can turn on the charm and charisma when needed, but he always needs to recharge afterward.
- More can be found HERE!

Yes! That is Eli. He is going to be brand new to Dunhaven when he shows up looking for his father, so I know connections might be scarce for him. But if we can figure something out, that would be amazing. People may have heard of him or if they Google him plenty comes up, otherwise if anyone else is from Boston or could be a not surprise relative of some kind through his mother or step-dad? Anything we can figure out is A+ by me. 😘
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Jul. 4th, 2018


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I've decided that tonight's fireworks display is going to trigger Haymitch's PTSD in a big way and Jillian is going to have a meltdown during the show. Anyone interested in doing a log? It could be a friend/family/ or even just a random acquaintance who happens by at the wrong time.

Jul. 1st, 2018


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Hi, guys!

Since it's the start of a new month, we wanted to take a moment to let you all know of a couple of changes to the rules page. We feel like we've reached a point where Dunhaven feels perfectly like the GPSL it was designed to be. We're all pretty well settled in and comfortable with each other and good at keeping in touch with each other. So we've pretty much boiled the rules down to this: communicate and be considerate.

How does that change the rules? Well, most importantly, it changes activity requirements. We are still very log- and narrative-centric (which we feel like everyone prefers, anyway, for plotting reasons) but anything counts as the one piece of activity now. If you have a really busy month in RL, or your headspace just needs some light-hearted comment threading, or anything in between, you can do what works the best for you and your storyline partners. Just make sure to keep in touch with them to make sure you stay on the same page!

The rules page itself has been updated if you want to look at it! And we'll be going through the rest of the pages, too, to make sure everything is updated to reflect anything that has developed or changed through gameplay. If you don't mind, please check the pages that show character and/or player information to make sure your and your characters' information is all correct :D

Thanks for continuing to make this community such an awesome place, y'all ♥

And here's the events coming up in July! )

Jun. 27th, 2018


[info]batbogey
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[info]batbogey
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HI GUYS so Abby decided that tonight was going to be Dunhaven Karaoke Night at Pourhouse, which is what it is every Wednesday, but tonight she's going to be there and dragging folks along so somehow that makes it different. I figure since she posted something about it on the network and she's literally using this as a way to meet new people, I'd put something in the OOC for discussion purposes~

So! If your character went because of her plea, just happened to be there, or whatever else, feel free to comment and discuss and so on. :)

PS: I'm going to be on hiatus starting Friday until July 6ish. I'll be getting home on July 6, but I know I'll be exhausted and it'll probably be late because I'm driving from Ohio. Although this weekend will be busier, I will also be with 1/3 of you (as that 1/3 probably knows) and then during the week I'll be at my brother's and it's going to be a very laid back vacation, so I'll probably be around or at least reachable on Discord or email or text or carrier pigeon. I just wanted to give a head's up in case my availability went wonky!