MarinaNova: Apps open | Updates
01 July 2012 at 11:21 am
Applications are open! They will close Sunday, July 8th at noon EST.

Check out the most recent updates post if you haven't already. We did add a note at the very bottom of it that you may not have seen about advertising the comm.

[info]marinanova opens to [info]marinasylum transfers tomorrow when the daypost goes up. (Expect it early so less than 24-hours away!) We are giving transfers until the start of the next app period to come over. We didn't want to catch anyone on hiatus, etc. So, unless a character was officially dropped here or here they can not be apped this round. We also want to discourage characters reacting to them being gone. If it happens by mistake we'll just say it took them a little longer to arrive.

We're excited!
30 June 2012 at 09:34 pm
Sorry guys. Schuldig will not be following the others to new game. He's kind of burned out for me at the moment and I'm having trouble channeling him. I've absolutely loved all of his CR and if he comes back to me, he'll be returning to bother more people. Until then, he's gone.

Revive, Michiru, and Lyle will be remaining in the game.
sorry guys
28 June 2012 at 08:28 pm
Won't be moving onto the new iteration of Marina. My motivation for the game has come and gone. So I don't want to sit on this guy and just hog up a slot.

I've had fun playing here again, as short as it was. Thanks and good luck guys. :)
27 June 2012 at 03:14 pm
Sorry guys, but I don't think Marina is working out for me :( I had a lot of fun playing here but I've barely played all month and you guys deserve a Lenalee who isn't such a flake. I'll get this out of the way before the move, have fun in future guys!

This affects [info]darkboot2thehd
26 June 2012 at 03:42 pm
okay so for some reason I stopped getting notifs on tifa's intro and i was trollascrollin' and saw that ... i had a bunch of unanswered tags there so i'm really sorry that they're SO EXTREMELY BACKDATED, i don't know what happened between IJ and my notifs and my email, but I AM getting back to those lmao idk what happened I AM SO SO SORRY.
Auf Wiedersehen, mein Liebchen
26 June 2012 at 09:37 am
I figured getting this out of the way before the move would make things easier. It's been a lot of fun, and I wish Haunt and Rica the best of luck with Marina Nova, and hope everyone has a great time. I'll still be on Plurk/Dreamwidth, and hope to keep in touch!

This affects [info]fortyninth and [info]thelasthawke.
25 June 2012 at 08:44 pm
It saddens me to say this, but I won't be able to continue with MarinaNova. Therefore, since I don't foresee myself returning from hiatus before the transfer, I am officially withdrawing from Marina now. I've had a grand time, and am grateful to all of you for making Marina such a pleasant experience.

This affects:

The Tenth Doctor ([info]dominustemporis)
Jyuushiro Ukitake ([info]oceanstorm)
Cloud Strife ([info]fragmentsofyou)
D ([info]nobleprince)
Sesshoumaru ([info]noblereason)
Kurama ([info]foxtales)

Good luck to all of you, and to those of you transferring to the new game, I hope it's a positive and exciting change.

ETA: Oh, and Marina? *HUGS* )
24 June 2012 at 06:20 pm

SO I'm so sorry I disappeared. School decided to kick my butt as soon as I joined the game so I dropped tags (which I never do if I can help it) and didn't tag around like I wanted to! So my apologies! I'm back and hopefully in the swing of things though the next few weekends I'll be scarce! Any ways just wanted to apologize and give everyone hugs. If there's anything you'd like Caroline to tag, I'd HAPPY tag it! <3
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23 June 2012 at 07:54 pm

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[ hiatus for aka ]
18 June 2012 at 12:00 pm
Hey everyone. Aka needs to take an extended hiatus for an indeterminate amount of time due to RL complications. I'm sure once she's feeling better she'll let us know when she'll be back. This will only affect Wolfram (Kyou Kara Maou), re: [info]burningpride.
18 June 2012 at 10:43 am
More of a "slowatus" for this week (lol probably not ¦3), full hiatus next week.

This affects:

Coming back July 2nd-y after THINGS!

I'll probably be stalking via mobile in case I need to know things in preparation for our move, ehehe!

Stay awesome in the meantime! ☆
18 June 2012 at 02:26 am


17 June 2012 at 07:48 pm
Hey folks! I'll be heading over to visit family and do my own thing in Belgium for a little while. Unfortunately I'm not sure yet what my internet situation is going to be like over there, so I'm going to hiatus here just to be safe. This will be for a maximum of three weeks (until July 12th or so) and a minimum of about a week and a half, if there happens to be connection while we're staying in Oostende.

This only affects Michael here.

I will see you whenever I see you! Keep being lovely until then <3
A seal ate me.
15 June 2012 at 04:46 pm
In a move that surprises exactly no one, I've decided to drop my remaining characters and step out of the game. It's been a wonderful almost!two years, I've loved getting to know and getting to play with all of you, but it's time for this penguin to waddle away.

With the game in its state of flux, I waffled on whether to post this or just slip away quietly, so sorry for the comm clutter! I hope everyone has plenty of fun at the new game and I wish Haunt and Rica all the luck and strawberries in making it as awesome as I know they will.

Stay classy, Marina. ♥ I'm sure I'll see some of you around!
14 June 2012 at 02:35 pm
Greetings, fellow Marina-ites, -ans, -ers,

As mentioned in the last mod post, Rica and I are going to play host to Marina 2: The Empire Strikes Back (working title). We are currently discussing ideas, plans, revisions, things to keep the same and never touch, and we want your input! Obviously, with so many people we'll have lots of opinions—many conflicting—so not everything can be implemented into the new game, but we want to consider everything! We want to consider things until our considerers fall right off. I bet you didn't even know you had a considerer. True fact.

First and foremost, we have a poll for you, because moving comms is a necessity as outlined in the previous post, but moving sites isn't. Given recent issues, we thought this was something we should put to a vote. Rica and I are both on board with either staying on InsaneJournal or moving to Dreamwidth.

The poll is open until Sunday at midnight EST or until there is a clear winner (we know we have 85 players, so if we get 65 votes for something other than no preference then we'll know, and we can start securing spaces for us.) Feedback is always welcome, but having it in by Sunday will he helpful for us too. We want to work as efficiently as possible in getting everything ready for the move.

Vote only once and use a character journal currently associated with the game.

Poll #6801 IJ vs DW
Open to: All, results viewable to: None

Where do you want the Marina continuation to be held?

Stay on InsaneJournal
35 (53.8%)

Move to Dreamwidth
15 (23.1%)

No preference
15 (23.1%)

Pros of staying and leaving )

Since we are very much in the beginning stages we can't tell you much about how things will be, but we do intend to have everything ready to go for when Marina closes and we hope you'll be there! No one will need to reapply for characters you're already playing here. That being said you are completely welcome to ask us questions, but we might not have answers yet.

We can also say that as per Kay and Li's request the comm, setting, and warden will all be changing. It will still be a prison. There will still be a warden. It just won't be Sentience or Acumen. Your characters will still be able to keep their memories of Marina. We also want to keep the general tone of the game the same, although there may be some changes both IC and OOC.

Some topics you might consider putting your two cents in for: Applications, Activity Check, and HMD. Also, anything else ever.

Aaaand your turn!
13 June 2012 at 08:38 pm
As some of you may know, or have noticed, both of your mods have been having a hard time tagging in Marina for a while now, and have been steadily losing interest in it. Everything has felt like a struggle for both of us, and we haven't been giving it the kind of attention it deserves. It's been difficult, and more than difficult, it's been upsetting, which isn't fair to us or to you.

It's incredibly hard to give up something that's been part of our lives for so long, and even harder when we know that lots of people are still enjoying it. But after a lot of discussion, we've agreed between ourselves -- and we've been encouraged by others -- to make it official, and so we are stepping down and will be leaving the game.

This will put Marina to rest.

However, we will be working with Haunt and Rica, who have volunteered to step up and continue the game. We don't feel comfortable passing on the responsibility of playing the NPCs and following all of our complicated personal standards and ideas, so we will be closing the current communities and NPC journals, and starting fresh with an IC rationale for the change in location, just like our first move over two years ago.

They plan to continue the game with the new communities, and we will be working out the details with them in the next day or two. If anyone would like to volunteer to help them with the game, they would appreciate interest!

But in two weeks, at the end of June, at the end of Day 173, we will be closing [info]marinasylum for new posting. We will make another post when Haunt and Rica have their communities set up.

It's been a beautiful time with all of you, for over three years, and we wanted Marina to go fast and painless while it's still beautiful, rather than letting neglect and disinterest drag it down.

Our communities will stay. We have 85 players, 154 characters; 6,132 community posts and almost 727,000 community comments. And they are all amazing!

So for our part: Thank you, and stay amazing, all of you.
13 June 2012 at 08:15 am
I want to apologize for the lag in responding to tags recently. I've had to go on hiatus again, unexpectedly, and will need at least a few more days to get back to the game, if not a week or two. This affects:

The Tenth Doctor ([info]dominustemporis)
Jyuushiro Ukitake ([info]oceanstorm)
Cloud Strife ([info]fragmentsofyou)
D ([info]nobleprince)
Sesshoumaru ([info]noblereason)
Kurama ([info]foxtales)

The June threads already in progress will have priority when I get back so that anyone who needs them for AC will hopefully have them at the needed length in plenty of time.
13 June 2012 at 02:54 pm
Calling a hiatus for the rest of the month of June because I feel that I need a game-break and to refill my creative gauge :P~

I will be wrapping up whatever threads I have started, and focus on plotted threads/posts but otherwise, no new threads coming from my three girls --

  • Sasha | [info]goddessofwar : going about the Library, Devil's Compass, and Education Center; godmode rights go to housemates Touma Kamijou and Gemini Kanon ;

  • Kohran Li | [info]koubu_mama : puttering over her projects; Theater Workshops on Days 171 and 173 will be held, albeit handwaved ;

  • Reki | this journal : working on her painting projects and catching a smoke and coffee at Dani's café.

Should you need to get in touch for anything, you can use this post, the contact posts in the charaters' respective journals, or a private Plurk :3♥

See you all soon!

~ AC
Music: Britney Spears - I Wanna Go
12 June 2012 at 06:40 pm
HIATUS till who knows when. I've been sick this whole past week and it doesn't look like I'll be getting better anytime soon. if my insurance and hospital visits work out then I'll tag back like crazy on Sakura's intro post, but for now I am stuck in bed.

toodles marina!!

affects Sakura Kinomoto [info]sakurangel and Naoto Fuyumine [info]shatteredblade
11 June 2012 at 08:56 pm
Putting up a hiatus note for Sire, as her laptop is currently out of commission!

This means that Lispy, aka Sollux Captor [info]bee2 from that one comic with trolls and such, will be MIA for an indefinite amount of time!

That's all folks!