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Welcome to RP Resources!

Here, you'll find all kinds of useful tools for your RP experience; tutorials, resources, codes, layouts—you name it! If you're new to the community, please take a moment to read through the information links to the left before posting, and thank you so much for visiting our community! We look forward to having you around and seeing the awesome things you may have to contribute!

Posts Tagged: 'resource:+other'


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Hey guys! For the last year and a half or so, I've been doing sort of brainstorming type posts over on my journal. I put one up today that I'd love your guys' take on if you're willing! It's about rp resources — the kinds there already are, and what sorts of resources you'd love to see more of or at all! It's here if you want to take a look. ♥

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S2
COMPLETE STYLE
FULL LAYOUT DOCUMENTATION
It had to wait a month thanks to the flu, but it's finally here—that's right, guys! A complete documentation of S2 Complete Style and all its components. I've done things a little differently this time around, so my Generator documentation might get an overhaul sometime this year to match, but rest assured it's still just as thorough!

[info]s2complete comes with chapter-based lessons on each section of the layout base, breaking it down into small, easy to manage pieces and working from the ground up.

So what are we waiting for? Let's start learning!

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It's Official


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For anyone that has yet to receive the official email, AOL is discontinuing their IM service on December 15th, 2017. After this date, the IM service will no longer work and your data will be deleted according to the email that I read and if you use the AIM.com email service, that will not be affected by the shutdown in December, so you can still use that service.

I figured people should know a-sap so you can get started on saving anything you might want to save. If you know of good alternatives, please feel free to share them down below in the comments. Two services that I've had good experiences with are Trillian and Discord if you want to try them out for yourselves.

Good luck and happy RPing!

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I stumbled on a website called Unsplash recently, and thought it might be worth sharing here. To quote their licensing page: "Unsplash grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Unsplash."

The images are beautiful - mainly landscapes and animals, from what I've seen so far - and if you sign up for a free account you can sort them into collections for finding later. (Or you can contribute your own photography, if you're so inclined.) Just be careful with file sizes. Most photos are 3MB or so with massive dimensions, thus you'll want to resize appropriately for whatever project you're making.

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With photobucket being an idiot I thought I'd put it out that I'm happy to host icons on my private domain. Please message me if you're interested in having a subdomain.

Email is theladyunicorn @ gmail dot com.

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codeshare


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Hey, everyone! I am trying to offload some new journal codes on codeshare. If anyone needs codes please let me know, take what you need.
codeshare post here

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Alright, so Checkvist is a pretty neat organizational tool that you can create, build, and maintain almost exclusively through keyboard shortcuts. It'll probably appeal to those who don't like the (sometimes) high maintenance of thread trackers, or those who don't need all the aesthetic bells and whistles of a thread tracker. OR you could be a geek like me and just like making outlines. So, strap yourselves in, kiddos, because we're going for a short ride into the world of ~outline & list making~ *cue Toy Story alien sound* )

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Dark/Subtle Backgrounds


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Light/Subtle Backgrounds


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question for you all


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All righty. I've noticed that requests aren't as much of a thing on IJ that they used to be, less because people aren't making as many icons and more because the journals that used to are mostly purged, deleted or abandoned. (Boo.) So I'm kind of testing the waters on this idea, and if I get interest, then I'll set something up.

I tend to make icons and gifs for myself, my fiance or my friends. I don't have all the free time in the world, and both gifs and icons do take time to make, especially the gifs.

Would anyone actually pay for icons and gifs? I'm specifically thinking of icons from lesser-known actors, or actors in less iconned roles, and of gifs that are too long, too big or too high quality for tumblr to handle (since as far as I know, most people pop over to tumblr for their gif hunts). I make about half of the [info]supersuits icons (here is my tag) and I also make the gifs that crop up in the community sometimes. I also do some character photoshopping (also as seen here, with some of [info]buckybear's bases used with permission, and here).

I'd probably follow [info]tessisamess's model of using PayPal (though my rates will be nowhere near hers, because she's a blow-your-mind professional making layouts, and icons are... noooot that) and charge between $5 and $20, depending on what's being made, how difficult the source material is to find, whether I'm working with caps given to me or take them myself, whether I'm being asked to buy the source material myself or I'm sent a file, how many icons come out of it, how many gifs happen, etc. The real question is really if this is something people would actually pay for if it's done by request. I've also made gifs and icons from Dragon Age: Inquisition and would be willing to make character icons or take in-game footage of other people's custom Inquisitors by request. Or really, of any game I actually own, my game library is just small right now.

If your answer is "uh, no?", that's totally okay. I'll still keep making my own stuff (which I'm clearly very content to be doing!) and just won't do requests.

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The complete beginner's guide to naming and nicknaming your russian character with their heritage and national customs in mind. )
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Not sure if this is the right place for this, so please just delete if it breaks any rules.

Would anyone be interested in a roleplay ad site similar to the ones that already exist, but that goes a little deeper (not sure that's the best way to put it)? Maybe if I try to explain a little more, people will get what I'm aiming at.

I'm pretty much completely housebound due to illness but I love to write and chat away with my writing partners. The problem is that not many people have the time to make friends as well as get involved in lines. Totally understandable, but being alone and stuck indoors so much can get lonely and I'm sure I can't be the only person in this position.

Would anyone be interested in a site like this?

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Alternatives to Webs


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I should totally be taking pictures of jewelry I need to sell and writing for [info]havenwood, but this is on my mind and I know I'm not going to get any other work done until I get this out of the way, so... Here we are. For those of you who like to code and host your bios and character information off-site have, probably at one time or another, signed up for a free account at Webs.com. You'll also be familiar with just how much they like to jerk their free user base around. It's frustrating to find just how much they want to push their premium products on you and when you're like me, with a $0 budget, that's just not gonna fly. For the newbies to Webs, I can't imagine how frustrating it is to wait x-amount of time simply to downgrade your account to a level just so you can upload your crap. That's not convenient. Like... at all. So I'm gonna chime in with my two alternatives to Webs and other users can totally chime in as well with their own suggestions.

Altervista.org — It's an Italian based organization, but they do have an English language version of all their services, which I've linked to. If you need the Italian version, here it is.

Why I like Altervista — I like AV because it offers me exactly what I'm looking for: A place to upload my CSS/HTML files and it does it without me having to wait and jump through hoops. Of the perks of signing up for a free account? You, the user, get to choose whether or not to display ads on your site. Yep, you read that correctly. You can choose whether or not to use AV's ad service or Google's AdSense. OR you can choose not to have ads at all! Altervista will not ding you for your choice.

Another reason I like Altervista is the resources and tools you have at your disposal and most of it is free, with some exceptions. Starting out, you get 500 MB of space and 10 GB of traffic. You have the option of upgrading your space with an additional 100, 200, 300, or 500 MB for free. The 1 GB upgrade is available for a one time fee of a Euro amount (I'm sorry, I don't know what the USD amount would be) OR you can get it for free but you'd have to activate AV's ad earnings tool (there's that exception I mentioned). If you host your images somewhere else like Imgbox, Imgur, or Photobucket, you won't use a lot of your allotted 500 MB, but can upload images to Altervista. Right now I'm using less than 1% (specifically, 0.4% — that's not even half of 1% lol).

Included in the resources and tools I mentioned are applications such as Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, and a phpBB forum — They just need to be activated and it's free. So, if you're looking to use your web space for more than just RP purposes, AV is a good alternative to Webs in my opinion.

Tumblr — A lot of IJ users are probably familiar with Tumblr, but for those of you who are not necessarily hip to newer blogging platforms... That's exactly what Tumblr is, a blogging platform.

Why I like Tumblr — An explanation of Tumblr is pretty straightforward. One of the reasons Tumblr is a good alternative to Webs is the fact that the user can create an unlimited number of pages, choose whether or not to use a Standard Page Layout (which would match your Tumblr blog's theme/layout) or use a Custom Page Layout. Choosing the custom option allows you to use CSS and HTML to your heart's content. The only downside of using Tumblr for your RP information is that you definitely have to host your images off-site at one of the suggested image hosting sites mentioned above. There aren't any ads, and there isn't any additional bells and whistles as mentioned with Altervista, so if you're looking for something with less fuss and muss, try Tumblr!

So. That's my two cents. What other suggestions and alternatives are out there?
Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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a super important post )