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  • Brenna: Hey, Arcadians! I started a community on for us. Think of it as a chatroom with a jukebox we can all take turns using. Whip up an account and let me know your account name (it's a private room).
    July 02, 2015, 04:14:52 PM
  • Brenna: I'm still here! Waiting... *hopeful*
    June 30, 2015, 02:26:07 PM
  • Edgewise: ;_; Thank you, very much.
    May 25, 2015, 08:27:28 PM
  • Alyss: I hope not!
    May 21, 2015, 03:32:13 PM
  • Edgewise: ...Please tell me this rpg hasn't been abandoned for the second time in six years. Please.
    May 18, 2015, 08:21:36 PM
  • Edgewise: Omg stay warm, everybody!  ;__;
    November 19, 2014, 01:00:04 PM
  • Ingrid: Maybe when they were kids XD
    October 19, 2014, 12:15:33 PM
  • Alyss: Phoebe wouldn't want Vaness to feel bad either, though, or dress up as something she really, really would rather not wear. Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty have pretty dresses, so she'd be perfectly happy going as one of them. ^_^ (And the puppy dog eyes may end up on Roi to go as Flynn. XD)
    October 17, 2014, 01:04:57 PM
  • Alyss: She does - complete with a little bottom lip wibble. ^^;
    October 17, 2014, 12:59:37 PM
  • Ingrid: I bet Phoebe has the best puppy eyes
    October 17, 2014, 10:40:58 AM
  • Ingrid: Oh no ;_; Now Vaness feels bad
    October 17, 2014, 10:40:49 AM
  • Alyss: Phoebe would probably go as Rapunzel or Sleeping Beauty since they are both "hidden" princesses like her. (But only because Vaness probably won't go as Elsa to her Anna. XD)
    October 17, 2014, 10:35:10 AM
  • Brenna: Phia will dress as a butterfly, because its the last thing anyone will see coming out of the world's biggest tomboy.
    October 14, 2014, 10:54:38 PM
  • Brenna: Doc Lamya would go as the Ghost of Breakfasts Yet To Come, with a bacon and eggs print shroud.
    October 14, 2014, 10:53:31 PM
  • Ru: That is so awesome.  :D
    October 14, 2014, 06:06:48 PM
  • Pixie: Kivan would go as Liberace XD
    October 14, 2014, 05:50:22 AM
  • Ru: Kit I think might be a total geek and dress up as some historical figure her dad taught her about.  And then be a little confused that no one knows who she is.
    October 13, 2014, 06:52:34 PM
  • Ru: Hmm, I think Seren might go as a zombie, just to confuse the hell out of people.  She'd play it totally straight, and people would STILL find her attractive.
    October 13, 2014, 06:50:57 PM
  • Ingrid: Vaness goes as Flame Princess because of all the Elsa jokes
    October 13, 2014, 01:51:42 PM
  • Pixie: Pwyll would perversely go as his sister XD
    October 13, 2014, 07:05:13 AM
  • Brenna: Autumn Question Times! Cast Masquerade/Trick or Treating! What/Who/When is your character going as?
    October 11, 2014, 08:50:34 AM
  • Ru: Excellent, okay!  <3
    October 06, 2014, 06:36:01 PM
  • Brenna: Triso probably did. Seraita wasn't strong enough to swim, so she mostly waded.
    October 01, 2014, 01:59:40 PM
  • Ru: HEY so just a little question - for those of you with Lost Kids, do your kids know how to swim?
    September 25, 2014, 06:10:07 PM
  • Ingrid: Thank you <3
    September 23, 2014, 09:33:18 AM
  • Edgewise: More. Draw moarr
    September 20, 2014, 07:30:58 PM
  • * Edgewise is late to the party, as usual
    September 20, 2014, 07:30:31 PM
  • Brenna: Oh, how luscious!
    September 17, 2014, 04:28:14 PM
  • Alyss: Please do! :)
    September 15, 2014, 01:47:31 PM
  • Ingrid: Okay, mind if I improvise?
    September 15, 2014, 01:46:04 PM
  • Alyss: And I've been trying to find a good flower for Phoebe. I've come up with a few (white rose, lily of the valley, magnolia, etc), but haven't settled on one yet.
    September 15, 2014, 01:02:17 PM
  • Alyss: Pretty! :)
    September 15, 2014, 01:00:15 PM
  • Ingrid: I redrew Daki because reasons
    September 15, 2014, 11:58:03 AM
  • Ingrid: [link]
    September 15, 2014, 11:57:55 AM
  • Ingrid: Does Phoebe have a specific symbolic flower?
    September 15, 2014, 10:50:03 AM
  • Ingrid: Thank you :D
    September 14, 2014, 08:07:45 PM
  • Alyss: Yay for Ingrid arts! <3 They are awesome! ^^ <3
    September 14, 2014, 05:14:20 PM
  • Ingrid: Thank you <333
    September 14, 2014, 08:41:51 AM
  • Pixie: OMG those are awesome! <3
    September 14, 2014, 06:07:41 AM
  • Ru: And Daki is all sorts of gorgeous, and I love her hidey bangs.
    September 14, 2014, 05:03:13 AM

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Multimedia / Icons for the planets!
« on: September 27, 2013, 09:12:21 PM »
AS YOU CAN TELL, we are adding pretty pretty pictures for all of the planetary forums!  I am happy to hunt around for pictures myself, but if there is a particular image you find that you think is good for a given planet, please share them here :D 

(Hell, if you want to be a rock star and crop it yourself, I want them all to be uniform 200X200 pixels, if you please)

Also!  Please let me know if you think the descriptions of the planets should be changed!  Some of them are just placeholders, and can totally be tweaked around.

For example:

Application Reviews / Re: Sailor Topaz // Dr Kivan Arji
« on: September 24, 2013, 06:00:04 PM »
Thank you Pixie!  It is awesome to see more apps for this poor team <3

The response form for Topaz has been set up and is ready for reviews.  We'll have the reviews back to you by a week from now, on Oct. 1st. 

The Gloriana's Lounge / Re: Story Suggestions
« on: September 23, 2013, 08:35:50 AM »
CUSTOS!  And by proxy, they will get to interact with Raine, a.k.a. CUSTOS JR.  <3 it weird that I'm now picturing a Custos sandwich?  Two all beef patties, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and special sauce.  The sauce is so spicy that it's like you're being angrily punched in the face.


The Gloriana's Lounge / Re: Story Suggestions
« on: September 20, 2013, 03:38:49 PM »

Sin would so take all of her Iron Angels out for lavish shopping trips for beautiful, beautiful clothing and jewelry and things.  How do you feel about this, Seren <3 <3 <3

Alyss and I need to start "A Little Night (Day?) Music" again, so that Roi can meet Phoebe and perhaps Vaness.

I still really want training stories for Roi and Kit eventually, especially being trained by hardasses like Vaness and Daki and Tam XD

We should have a massive crossdressing story at some point, for sure.  The guys dolled up as dames, and ladies can be dandy pimps or whatnot.

We have tons of NPCs to play with now - for sure we should find some orphans for the Senshi to protect, or a Resistance cell to associate with for a short time, or a villain to antagonize!  I am certainly hoping hard that the group gets to Icarus one day, to associate with CUSTOS! and get involved in his rebel cooking group. 

Application Reviews / Re: Sailor Lapis // Seren Callamina - ACCEPT, BUT
« on: September 17, 2013, 03:04:09 PM »
Just to reiterate - thank you Ru for being our application guinea pig not once, but twice!  I look forward to when you can be on the other side of this process XD

Seren has been stamped with an Accept, But.  Reviewers tended to comment that Seren was an unexpected take on Lapis, which could have very easily fell into vampy vixen tropes, and appreciated her cynical, perfectionist mentality in particular.  They could easily imagine plot and plot hooks for her, and of course loved a baldy in the midst.  Personally, I really liked her Iron Angel portion and how being an Iron Angel was affecting her personality, such as her insistence to push away all feelings and try to believe, from the bottom of her heart, in how terrible humans are, even if sometimes her heart tries to day otherwise.

There are two things for revision.  For one, a few reviewers were confused by the Note portion of the History.  It wasn't immediately clear if that portion of her memories was real or false.  So clarification in the Notes that these are the fake memories would be a huge help. 
The second thing that came up was a bit of overlap with Odysseus in terms of appearance.  Both Seren and Daki have similar figures/heights, blue eyes, and dapper styles when they are both in masculine get-ups.  Because appearances/fashion are so important to both Seren and Daki, it would be more comfortable if we saw more of a distinction between the two.  But I believe we can work on getting some distinctions that will still preserve the basis of Seren's character.  (I did not catch this at first either, so I'm sorry about that).   

Though this app is getting an Accept, But, we should consider working through the appearance as a very important blocker.  I am personally on vacation until Thursday, but we will get time to talk it out :D

Some quotes from the reviews!:

I love that she's a cynic and doesn't look like a blonde bombshell (my biggest concern for Lapis). She's a heartless flirt and I feel like I ought to be calling her "Estella".

I love everything about her, but my favorite part is her background. I love that she had her memories messed with when she was converted, and I love the hacker for the Resistance angle.

Please, please tell me she writes or at least plays dating sims.  X3

In history, it needs to be more clear that the note section contains the false memories.  It's a bit unclear and took a couple reads for me to process it.

And a non-critical question for Seren:

How would this character deal with a person who wasn't attracted to her?

Application Drop-Off / MOVED: Sailor Lapis // Seren Callamina
« on: September 17, 2013, 02:45:08 PM »

Application Reviews / Re: Sailor Lapis // Seren Callamina
« on: September 09, 2013, 01:59:48 PM »
Thank you for your application, Ru!

The application form for Seren is now live, and will be PMed to each player.  We will be back with a response just over a week from now, on 9/17.  Thanks again!

Challenge and Champion / Re: Summer 2013 Challenge: The Great Loss
« on: August 19, 2013, 04:50:02 PM »
Note that the deadline has actually been pushed back to September 25th!  I did this because I realized that August is not actually the end of the quarter, but September is. So we all have a bit more time to think of and work on stories/art/playlists!

Navigational Display / Iron Angels - Further Discussion
« on: July 22, 2013, 10:43:37 PM »
So on Sunday's chat, we were looking over Iron Angel information, and tripped over two questions that probably need a weigh-in from the cast at large.  I'm laying out what was discussed and some possible solutions - you can either respond here with your ideas, or let me know and we can discuss in PM or chat.

Thanks to Ingrid and Ru, who have brought up these questions as well as some ideas for moving forward!

Too many names?

So right now, a given Iron Angel has at least four names or titles.

a) Sailor Garnet, the Sailor Title
b) Scarlett McHenna, the Civilian Name (+1 if they have an alias too)
c) Minister of Peace, the Ministry Title
d) Ira, the Model Name

Looking at the Cast Table, and the Iron Angel app, this seems to be too much, and a bit confusing as well.  The table for the Iron Angels is crammed full of these names, which might not all be useful or necessary in story. 

I think at the very least, the full Minister title could fall off.  I think making it so all of the Angels have the "Minister" rank could still be useful, giving them a sort of political title (like Ambassador or Senator) for them to use in government and official use.  But instead of being "Minister of Peace" (which doesn't seem to have a lot of in-game applicability), it would be a title, so "Minister Garnet".  The ruling families/officials of a planet would use the "Minister" title for the Angel as respect then, rather than it being an additional, separate job on top of being Sin's agent and guardian of a planet.

There is no stopping Minister Garnet from being the center of a pile of peace-centric and harmonic propaganda, and being called "Minister of Peace" by her fierce followers.  But I don't think it is something a player should be held to if they don't feel like investing a lot of development in the political side of their Iron Angel.   

The Model Name is also a bit in doubt, if only because it is hard to figure out situations where the Angel would actually be addressed by that name.  The Model Names give away how 'evil' the Angels are, so they certainly could not be used in public.  The only person I could think of who might use it is Sin, the creator of the Angels, but that still doesn't have a lot of in-game application.  Sailor Garnet would be enough to indicate how specific and special that particular Angel is, so is there the need to use Ira as well?   We could keep the Model Names around as a reference, but maybe not something that people necessary make note of in the applications.

So the big question is - are we okay with letting go of the full Ministry titles (keeping only the 'Minister' part), and diminishing the usage of the Model Name?  What might be some consequences to losing them?  Are there any alternatives we want to bring forward?

Why would the Iron Angels possess negative spheres, like Lust and Gluttony?

Without a doubt, the populace at large would only know about the Angel's elemental sphere, such as Water or Light.  But the Angel has their secondary Vice sphere that is not well-known, which flavors their personality and attack abilities.  How did they get that negative sphere though?  Why would Sin allow her flawless babies to have a sphere like that?

I never thought of question before the chat yesterday XD  The first idea below is what I kinda assumed about the situation, while the second is a possible work-around that makes the negative-sphere an intentional feature of the Angels (rather than a bug XD )

1) It was an accident. Sin created the Iron Angels with the intention of using them to help eliminate vice, and this fixation on vice and sins might have bled over as she was creating the Angels' artificial Sailor Crystals.  Because she was thinking about the vice, the crystal embodied that vice.  But it is too difficult and takes too much precious material to make another attempt, so Sin kept the Crystals, and just believed that her Angels wouldn't fall to stupid base pleasures.

2) Sin intentionally gave the Iron Angels sin-powers as tools to force the populace to fall into line.  Again, this is with the expectation that her Angels were too good to fall into the trappings of that sin.  For example, Opal, with the sphere of Pride, might use a tactic of undercutting the pride of the Gentry to manipulate them into taking harsher control over the people.  So her deep knowledge of Pride and how it motivates people leads to her using it against others successfully.  Or Lapis, with Lust, might seduce and then make fools of people with her magic, making them lose face and power and intimidating others.  So the elements were put there intentionally as tools for exploiting their enemies - without the thought that maybe the Angels might embody those sins themselves.

I haven't thought of any other alternatives yet, but I dig the second idea, which has a flavor of "use the feelings of the dirty humans against them", which is a rather Sailor Moon-y trope.  Is there any other ideas people have thought of?  Alternatives?  Concerns? 

Again, contact me!  I will update this thread as we gather more ideas and opinions :D and if you have other Iron Angel questions not covered here, go for it!

Welcome to Arcadia! / Re: Chat Announcements!
« on: July 12, 2013, 08:35:50 AM »
Updated with July chat dates!

Welcome to Arcadia! / July Update!
« on: July 08, 2013, 06:39:22 PM »

Hi Arcadians!  Haven't updated in a while, so here is what is up!

- Our Summer Challenge is open!   AND we already have two submissions to highlight!

          -The Fires of New Asturia, a playlist by Brenna, which is a heavy metal tribute to the intertwined fates of Phia and Seraia and the pains each of them went through during the coup.  []

          -The Last Call, a fic by Ru, about the last communication Kit ever received from her uncle Ulric right before the coup.  []

To reiterate, the Summer Challenge, The Great Loss [], is a call for stories, arts, and playlists centered around the events of the coup 8 years ago.  Feel free to submit pieces at any time, up until the deadline of August 25th, and they will be highlighted in the community updates and on the front pages of our site. 

(I am working on at least one Sin-centric story myself :D  Cause she was the only one who had a GREAT TIME during the coup)

- Our key portal pages are nearing completion!  Story So Far and Application are the two big rocks to move next (I'm thinking of ditching FAQ, but still thinking about it).   All of the Teams pages are done except for Affiliations.  Our Setting probably needs to be fleshed out more with the general vibe and society problems with Vega - a more holistic view into education and the financial strife of the system. 

- By the end of the month, I would want the Planetary Templates to be filled out for each planet.  Please let me know if you don't think you can finish your given planet by then, and we can have a conversation and I can fill it out to the best of my ability for you.  You'll be able to update it afterwards whenever you have the time (I'm keeping them in Google Docs).  []

- I'm hoping that August becomes the time when advertisements can start rolling out.  With the Sailor Moon anime delayed, I felt like I got a bit of a reprieve on busting my ass (as my RL has also been very busy), but I'm itching to get Arcadia out there to a greater audience.  We have amazing characters that people are going to be scrambling to want to play with!  And the setting is rather unlike any of the RPGs out there right now. 

- Aiming to hold a chat on July 20th or July 21st - please let me know what works for you guys!   I'd want to talk about the actual launch of Arcadia - what kind of players you are interested in playing with, best places to advertise, reviewing the site and giving input on if you think we are good to launch or not!

- I'm also holding two working chats this week - Friday July 12th at 6 PM and July 14th at around 3 PM.  I actually have to pull all-nighters those evenings for work, and plan on cranking through a lot of Arcadia work throughout the wee hours.  Drop by, update us on what you are up to, and we can chat and relax!
I'm excited by the chatbox and the activity we've had so far!  Let's keep it going!

Multimedia / Re: Song Collection and Acquisition thread!
« on: July 04, 2013, 04:41:14 PM »
My 8tracks ID is alyssheart and I have a Phoebe OST ready!

This is more of the happy/mushy side of her ... I'll probably make a "shadow-self" OST at some point too.  ... And the last track would be one of those hidden bonus tracks, but I had to add it. XD

I keep on dying whenever "Boy in a Rock and Roll Band" plays.  I really like the mix a lot - I'd actually want to exercise to this because it makes me want to pick up and keep on going. 

(Working on a Sin playlist, and she will also have Tori Amos in hers XD If I can find more artists with 'twin' songs that apply to Sin too, I'll abuse them)

Challenge and Champion / Re: [Summer 2013] - Last Call
« on: June 27, 2013, 05:56:51 PM »
I suspect that oppression tastes like dark chocolate, personally.  It probably clashes with the Icarus flavor, which I assume is sand.

Challenge and Champion / Re: [Summer 2013] - Last Call
« on: June 27, 2013, 11:29:55 AM »
EEEEEEEEE feels ;_; and our first glimpse at what kind of bro Ulric was!

My favorite two parts:

1) There was one line, in the middle of Kit feeling depressed, that went "Unfazed by the direction her mind had taken, Ulric continued. ".  It was a really stark reminder of the huge difference in her life now and her life when he was alive.   It makes him really feel stuck in time, and lost to her forever.

2) The use of the touch screen was fantastic, especially all of the sensation and character you get from Ulric just based on what his hand feels like, and how Kit cherishes that memory of him.

also PLANET CAKE!  Kinda wondering what Sin did to that cake now.  I bet she keeps a slice in her freezer as a trophy.,1269809496,2/stock-photo-birthday-cake-decorated-with-all-the-planets-of-the-solar-system-49780564.jpg

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