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The Importance of Smilies

Posted October 26, 2007 at 04:43 PM by Dragna

Smilies have been a long standing tradition on pbp boards, originally intended to provide visual emphasis for some very basic emotes: Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Surprise and Confusion. Primitive Pacman heads began dotting the web like so many yellow, pixelated flowers in an endless field. In time, these similies grew into staples of internet communication, becoming as intricate and varied as the people using them. I've seen colored, non-pacmanical, animated and even talking smilies in my years online....
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Irreplaceable

Posted October 23, 2007 at 02:12 AM by Kella Greeran

I'm starting to get a little stir crazy. The surrounding fires have put so much ash in the air I can't open my windows and it's none too pleasant to go outside. Not to mention everyone's been asked to keep off the highways. So I've been in my private sort of lock down all day. It's days like these and this past weekend when I was a little under the weather, when I am glad for Aelyria.

But that's not really the theme of this blog. In case I have to leave my apartment in a hurry, I
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A Sudden Thought of Time

Posted October 21, 2007 at 11:06 AM by Alana Hybrid

I am currently chatting with a friend on AIM. The conversation starts out as nothing special but since I have moved back to Georgia (USA) I haven't seen her once. Thus I suggest that she come with a friend and I and we go to Fright Fest next Saturday at Six Flags over Georgia. I figure that it would be a great for 1. I have never been to Six Flag's Fright Fest, 2. My friend has never been to Six Flags, and 3. I haven't seen this AIM buddy in a while. As my AIM buddy talks about Six Flags she...
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Retiring as a GM

Posted October 20, 2007 at 03:39 PM by Liam McGrath

Well my time has come yet again.

I have found myself not being able to tend to the city of Port Alyxandrya and have not been able to fulfill the needs of any of the PC's that I have been in contact with.

This was my last shot at moderation and I will no longer be one in the future or any time for that matter. It has become clear to me that I can't divide my time between moderation and my PC's with the time I have available and I had to choose one side and my duties...
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Reward Buffet

Posted October 18, 2007 at 03:22 PM by Straylor Leonard

I was thinking ...

(reminiscing also, somewhat)

How we you feel as a moderator / player about people requesting certain adventures / plots regarding their own character?

IE:

I want to be a mage.

Can I have an adventure in which I fight goblins and meet an old guy who makes me into his apprentice?

Basically, the person --

1) states his reward
2) outlines his story
3) gets both with minor...
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