so_hawkward: ([posi] shirtless oh baby)
[personal profile] so_hawkward
Hello everyone! This is a reminder that if you would like to be kissed, dunked, or pied tomorrow at the carnival, you need to leave a comment here so you get a thread in the post!

This is also a reminder that Homecoming weekend is open to any characters and/or players who have been part of Fandom's past. Since this return most likely involves new journals, please leave a comment on this post with your visiting journals so we know who's who!
redhairgoldheart: (WebGrrl)
[personal profile] redhairgoldheart
I made the mistake of copy-pasting into the rich text editor and everything went to hell. Let's see how well I'm able to edit HTML while under the influence of Nyquil.

If you want hotel-room-hijinks )

Comment to this post using the form provided under the cut tag. It's one form per room, but you can sign up for multiple rooms in one comment. If there are multiple people who want the same suite, the almighty RNG will decide. I recommend that if you pick a specialty suite, you list two or three back-up options in case the RNG does not rule in your favor (believe me, it's happened before). If you have an idea for a specialty suite, talk to me and it could be yours! Several of the available suites were suggestions from previous events. The deadline to be included in the RNG is Friday, October 20 at 8 AM EST. If you miss the deadline, go ahead and comment to this post to reserve any open room on the spreadsheet.

You get a form! And you get a form! And you get a form! )


Finally, there is a new spreadsheet if you have the old one bookmarked. No thank you to Google Drive for doing something funky to the old one. If you have a character who is supposed to have a room at the hotel but is not listed here, drop me a comment so I can add them.

Comments are screened to preserve the element of surprise. Questions will be unscreened as necessary. Tea is always necessary and will always be unscreened.
heroic_jawline: (neu: here have some arm porn)
[personal profile] heroic_jawline
Let's all take a break from our fake vacation to welcome Reno ([personal profile] raspberryturk) back to expat status, and welcome Amaya Blackstone ([personal profile] special_rabbit) from the King's Quest series to Fandom!
not_of_the_nora: (aloy - look down)
[personal profile] not_of_the_nora
Hey, Fandom. I have had enough of a Week that I can't even think of a proper descriptor for it besides A Week. So I want fluff. Or at least, something to read and/or write that will make me smile. Enter the long-lost Future Possibilities meme!

Tag in with your character, then people will ping you with their prompt. The prompt consists of
1) a time/place (ex. Fire Nation, Middle Ages, Medieval England, etc)
2) a cast: FH or canon character(s), as many as you'd like but think of the other person's brain
3) an additional random prompt (ex. end of the world, icebergs, football, etc)

Using these prompts, it's then up to you to think of a possible future for your character involving the three criteria given to you. It can be cracky, sad, happy, dorky, looby, romantic, angsty, etcetcetc. Just let your imagination flow.

If you tag in, please try to comment to others and check back later to see if new people tagged in!
bigdamnprincipal: (i am a little tempted)
[personal profile] bigdamnprincipal
Hey folks! This year's Homecoming festivities will be next weekend, October 20-22!

First, we need volunteers for the annual carnival, so if you're willing to get kissed, soaked, or pied, leave a comment in the appropriate thread below.

Second, we've decided that since our last reunion was so much fun, Homecoming would be a good time to do it again! This year's Homecoming weekend is open to any character and/or player from Fandom High's past; hopefully we've given you enough time to dust off some journals, or make new ones if you've got some characters who didn't transition over from LJ. The guidelines for who can come back are the same as in the FAQ linked above, but if you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below.

New Townie!

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 09:05 am
bigdamnprincipal: (i am a little tempted)
[personal profile] bigdamnprincipal
It's my pleasure to announce our newest townie, Quark ([personal profile] wouldbenagus) from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine! Please give him a kind Fandom welcome!
sith_happened: (Vader: ZOMG BIKINI)
[personal profile] sith_happened
Not Australian, autocorrect, stop that.

Starting next Saturday, October 7, students, teachers (and teachers' friends, if they beg hard enough) will be ditching the unseasonable heat of the American East Coast and heading over to beautiful Tirol, Austria and the Hintertux Glacier.

We will be staying at the Kaiser-Franz-Josef Hütten chalets that will handwavily have enough space for us all, lala.


So pretty.

As always, you can request a roommate, and then we will be randomly assigning 8 of you to each chalet, where you can decide for yourselves if you get a room with bunkbeds or one with a full-sized bed. There's also a group living room, a dining area, a small kitchen, a sauna, and a cozy fireplace.

As a group, everyone will get driven to the slopes for daily skiing instructions, as is traditional, so prepare for ski-lift related traumas at least two mods have ski-lift trauma. Don't judge us. There's also tobogganing, exploring picturesque Austrian ski villages, and eating nasty Austrian dumpling soup. *Cough* We mean "enjoying local cuisine." Just maybe not that soup.

So sign up here by Thursday, October 5 and pack your ski poles and pain killers! It'll be fun!
rebelseekspizza: (dante - fond of you)
[personal profile] rebelseekspizza
Hello, Fandomites! We've reviewed all your PW applications, and everyone is good to go. Have fun!
bigdamnprincipal: (i am a little tempted)
[personal profile] bigdamnprincipal
Hello folks! If you're in the Student Council, I need you to check our post here so we can get everything squared away for Parents Weekend. Thank you!!

Reminder!

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 10:20 am
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb: white emo)
[personal profile] rebelseekspizza
Hey all! This is just a quick reminder that Parents' Weekend apps are due this Wednesday!
redhairgoldheart: (WebGrrl)
[personal profile] redhairgoldheart
Leaves are changing colors and there's pumpkin spice in everything, so it must be time for Parents Weekend.

Behold the updated-for-Dreamwidth copypasta )

Comment to this post using the form provided under the cut tag. It's one form per room, but you can sign up for multiple rooms in one comment. If there are multiple people who want the same suite, the almighty RNG will decide. I recommend that if you pick a specialty suite, you list two or three back-up options in case the RNG does not rule in your favor (believe me, it's happened before). If you have an idea for a specialty suite, talk to me and it could be yours! Several of the available suites were suggestions from previous events. The deadline to be included in the RNG is Thursday, September 28 at 9 PM EST. If you miss the deadline, go ahead and comment to this post to reserve any open room on the spreadsheet.

Handy dandy form )


Comments are screened to preserve the element of surprise. Questions will be unscreened as necessary. Gifs that make me laugh are always necessary and will always be unscreened.
heroic_jawline: (neu; puppy eyes at 150%)
[personal profile] heroic_jawline


It's decorative gourd season--well, you know.

*cough*

In honor of the first day of Fall (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway) tomorrow, there will be decorative gourds all over. Careful when opening closets, folks. There will also be pumpkin spice everything: coffee, cookies, showers, toilet paper, decorative gourds...

Enjoy!
not_of_the_nora: (aloy - warpaint)
[personal profile] not_of_the_nora
Rather than posting in your own journal and cluttering up the flist, this post is the place to ping in and search out someone to play a PW character for you or where you can advertise yourself as available and willing to play for other people!
not_of_the_nora: (aloy - downcast)
[personal profile] not_of_the_nora
It's that time of the year! Parents' Weekend is approaching: the one weekend every year where parents, guardians, siblings, friends, and other guest stars from the lives of Fandom's students, teachers and townies can come to the island to frolic around with their nearest and dearest's nearest and dearest! This year, we'll be running September 29th through October 1st.

How It Works:
On Friday September 29th, we'll put up an OOC post announcing that all guest stars are cleared for entry - barring those we've contacted up front about any issues. Starting then, guests can start arriving in town, checking in at the hotel, and mingling. The school will be open all weekend, allowing teachers to be around for parent-teacher conferences, and events will be held to get everyone socialized. Come Sunday, guests can once again flee the island, leaving Fandomites everywhere to sigh in relief.

Who Can Show Up:
Parents, guardians, siblings, friends, enemies, evil twins, etc. If your character has someone to come and visit them, they may very well be eligible! The way this works is that you decide which character(s) you want to come (keep it to a maximum of 3, but if you have a pressing need for more for some reason, please contact us), find someone to play them and then submit the character and player details below. This is the only time we allow non-players to participate in a game event. It's the perfect opportunity to get your non-FH friends sucked in by getting them to participate in a one weekend event with no on-going commitment. You're also welcome to get fellow players to play guest stars for you if they have the time. If you can't find someone, there will shortly be a post going up where you can request a volunteer to help you out. Please use the upcoming post for your recruiting instead of doing it in your own journal to save your friends list from being spammed.

Signing Up:
Pick your guest star character(s), find a player for them, create a journal, and fill out the form below with the handy coding already done for you! We do ask that when you're creating your PW guest star's DW that you be sure to list the character's name when Dreamwidth asks you for a name. This tiny step is endlessly helpful to other players reading through PW posts, especially if they don't know your canon. Additionally, we recommend you put contact information such as an AIM screen name or email address of the player in your PW guest star's profile.




Parents' Weekend apps are due Wednesday, September 27th.

Questions, comments, key lime pie? Comments will be screened to keep guest stars secret if you want (and will be unscreened for questions and such). Classifieds are here!

New Townie!

Monday, September 18th, 2017 09:46 am
nookiepowered: (smiling (and hungry))
[personal profile] nookiepowered
Please to be breaking out the glitter cannons and textile-unencumbered abs for your newest townie, Miguel O'Hara ([personal profile] what_the_shock), originally of Spider-Man 2099, late of the Marvel-multiverse-hopping Exiles, and because it's one of the best lines I've read in recent memory, straight outta App-town, "Hey, it's a Spider not played by Tnick!"
justice_undone: (bw thoughtful)
[personal profile] justice_undone
 Because there are new characters and we haven't done this one since May. And, selfishly, it looks like I'm having a mostly quiet day.

Comment with your character's name, and other players will reply with what their character thinks of the character so far. Be honest! Reciprocation is nice.

As usual, this is IC but doesn't affect the game.
sith_happened: (Vader: ZOMG BIKINI)
[personal profile] sith_happened
Ripped from the headlines Yoinked from my Facebook feed!

He went into an empty room and noticed a little box. On the box were two toggle switches, one labeled "ARM/DISARM," and the other (safely secured under a plastic switch guard) labeled "FIRE."

Being my friend, he flipped the first switch to ARM, popped back the switch guard, and flipped the FIRE switch. Which caused a loud BANG, at which point...

THE
ENTIRE
ROOM
FILLED
WITH
CONFETTI.

In honor of such amazingness, there will be little boxes nestled in room corners (dorms, classes, shops are all fair game) around Fandom on Friday that are very moddable in terms of what they will spray a room with: glitter, confetti, chocolate pudding, pumpkin spice, seltzer water, etc. Nothing truly explosive, please!

Questions, comments, directions to wherever the hell my friend went?
bigdamnprincipal: (i am a little tempted)
[personal profile] bigdamnprincipal
Hi folks! This is a reminder that if you'd like your students to be part of the Student Council, you need to sign up here before tomorrow. Thanks!
bigdamnprincipal: (i am a little tempted)
[personal profile] bigdamnprincipal
Pardon me while I interrupt your Labor Day with some copypasta, because it's time for Student Council elections!

Clicky clicky for more info! )

Class Tags!

Sunday, August 27th, 2017 09:26 am
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb: white guitar)
[personal profile] rebelseekspizza
Heyo, folks! Here are your class tags for the semester. As per usual, let us know if you'd rather get a different tag, or your class is missing!

Diplomacy, Relationships, & Tactics: The Art of War - diplomacy
Ethics - ethics
Creative Writing - creative writing
Cryptids and You! - cryptozoology
Artifact Restoration - restoration
Computer Science - computer science
Introduction to Earth Zoology - zoology
Taking Time for You - self-care
First Aid for Fandom - first aid
The Island Hates You (Yes, You) - the island hates you
How To Get By In A Hostile World (AKA Weaseling 101) - hostile world
Sex Ed - sex ed
Civics - civics
heroic_jawline: (neu: dorito)
[personal profile] heroic_jawline
Here you go, the Fall rosters for classes!

As always, please let me know if I missed anyone/anything! (And class schedules can be IG knowledge for all of your picnic smalltalking needs tomorrow.)

Here's the roster in handy spreadsheet form!

And under yon cut-tag, the giant list o' doom!

CLICKY! )

Newbie Shuttle!

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 10:32 pm
so_hawkward: ([posi] shirtless oh baby)
[personal profile] so_hawkward
Hey y'all! Fandom is about to be descended upon by new folks, so that means it's time for the NEWBIE SHUTTLE.

Our local (for relative value of local) airport (BWI) has a Portalocity (interdimensional travel service) port and lounge. Students can arrive by either plane or portal and gather in the lounge until a bus from Fandom shows up to take them to the island. This is completely optional; your new characters are still welcome to arrive on the island in any manner you choose.

What we need: One new student character to put up the post and OCD, and at least one teacher or adult to drive the bus and greet the students. Traumatizing them before they reach the island is optional. The post should be made tomorrow (Friday) night (August 25th) sometime between 4pm-6pm Eastern, but be set for Saturday morning before the picnic.

Newly arriving students are welcome to join the post and get to know a few of their fellow newbies before actually getting to the island. New teachers are welcome to grab a lift as well. Check out the tag if you want to read previous newbie shuttle posts.

Volunteers, questions, comments?
nookiepowered: (action (reading - bookcase))
[personal profile] nookiepowered
I promised I'd give you a heads up when all the tags were converted to the format described in the previous post, and they are indeed all done.

For consistency's sake, we converted the [community profile] fandomhigh tags to the same setup, only in that comm, it's the class tags that stayed as-is with no prefix, since those are the most-used.

There's a new guide to tagging here in [personal profile] ft_directory, and that link has been added to the FH Profile Index of Doooooom, and to the sidebars on the communities it affects.

If there's a tag that needs updating, an issue that we didn't think of, or you just have questions, please let us know in the comments!
seveninchmotto: ([neu] Princess.)
[personal profile] seveninchmotto
If you are NEW to the Friending List GO HERE FIRST and follow the directions!

If you have already used the friending list, here are the updates to remove inactive journals from you friends list and add our newbies!

Copy each list into the Admin Console and press the "Execute" button.

Lists! )
And that's it! Comment below if we made any mistakes!

rebelseekspizza: (dante pb: wistful)
[personal profile] rebelseekspizza
Hey all! The deadline for big sibs is tonight, and while we're good on big siblings (though don't hesitate to sign up if you want one), we can still use another teaching buddy!
heroic_jawline: (neu: gotta love a man in uniform)
[personal profile] heroic_jawline
Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone! It's time to sign up for your Fall 2017 Classes! These sign-ups are for both NEW and RETURNING students!

Please read the following before you start signing up:

1) Teacher and Student Class Expectations! The all important guideline for what is expected of the players in Fandom High. Please give it a once-over even if you've seen it in some form or other before - consider it a good thing to click and read while I put up the OCD!

2) Japanese characters, please sign up in the Western style - given name, then family name - to make our alphabetical OCDing easier.

3) PC classes are those taught by a teacher character, the things you're signing up for here, as opposed to the NPC classes, which are discussed in their own thread towards the end of this post.

The Important Stuff About Signing Up For Classes

1) Each student character MUST sign up for at least 2 PC classes. Each player may only sign up for a MAXIMUM of 8 PC classes, spread among your student characters in any way you choose, as long as each has the minimum of 2. (Yes, this means that if you only have one student, you could sign them up for 8 classes. Just think carefully about whether you have the availability to handle that.)

2) If you're a TA for a class, you need to sign up for that class. It will count towards your minimum 2 / maximum 8 courses. Please note TA-ship in the sign-up, so the character won't be counted towards the class-maximum of 20 students. Teachers: please refrain from having your own character act as the TA as it defeats the purpose of having a back-up player to post for you!

3) If it's OOC for your character to take a class but you really want to take it anyway, just sign them up and we'll pretend it was an IG paperwork mishap.

4) If you sign up, you need to show up. Class attendance is how we keep track of your character's activity. If you repeatedly fail to at least sign in to your classes, we'll have to contact you about it, and you could be asked to leave the game.

5) Class descriptions are subject to change at the teacher's discretion.

6) To be fair to people in all time-zones, sign-ups are not first-come, first-serve. Excess numbers in classes will be whittled down with the handy-dandy Random Number Generator (RNG).

And now we get to what you really want to see: The Fall Classes!!!!

FH class sign-ups will close at 11:59pm Eastern on Thursday, August 24th.

General FYI: Feel free to make changes to your class choices as long as you do it before the deadline. We use the final pings in each thread to make the class lists, not the email notifs. Questions or difficulties, please email us - fandomhighadmins (@) iambicnut.com - or drop a question in the Questions thread down below.

OOC: PLEASE HAVE PATIENCE WITH MY SHITTY GHANA INTERNET AS I OCD. GO AHEAD.
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb - black and white)
[personal profile] rebelseekspizza
Hey all!

We can still use some big siblings and teaching buddies, so if you're interested, go sign up before Sunday!

NEW CHARACTERS!

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 02:20 pm
rebelseekspizza: (manga: dante demon form)
[personal profile] rebelseekspizza
Hello, game! Presenting Fandom's latest group of newbies...

One more post: here are the newest additions for the Summer 2017 semester:

Sophomores
Prince Sidon (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)

Juniors
Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)
Breq (Imperial Radch)
Yang Xiao Long (RWBY)
Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)

Teachers
Karolina Dean (Runaways)
Daria Morgendorffer (Daria)

Townies
Seivarden Vendaai (Imperial Radch)

Reminders!

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 01:47 pm
heroic_jawline: (neu: here have shoulder porn)
[personal profile] heroic_jawline
We're sure you're putting the finally touches on your Fall applications (due tonight at midnight PST, so you still have time!), but current teachers, please wander over to this post to put in your class summaries.

Now back to avoiding Twitter for my own personal sanity...
geniuswithasmartphone: (Sexy Chalkboard Pose BW)
[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone
And now that, like, five of us are earwormed, it's time for a meme! We haven't done this one since October 2016. No real instructions (which is good because I can never remember the DW code for usernames, WHATEVER).

My one real regret about this meme is that it isn't interactive. So...people. Find some way to interact. I dunno, ask people about their answers. Ask people different questions. I'm running on three hours of sleep. DO THE THING!

nookiepowered: (action (painting))
[personal profile] nookiepowered
Hi, folks!

Our poll on tag formatting yielded:

Put it back the way it was: 3
Keep it the way it is: 3
IDGAF, but CLICKY!: 9

Conclusion: clicky.

But seriously, since it was a tie and since we've spent the polling period looking for alternatives that would best serve both types of users, what we've come up with is this... )

Things what will happen:

  • I'll post a heads-up once everything's converted, so you'll be able to hit the tags pages and see what the current tags actually look like.


  • We'll link this sucker up on the FH Index page and in the sidebars of the two comms so nobody has to memorize the format; you can just come here and check the table.


  • We'll also add a thread to the "Hey Teachers And Townies, Where Do You Live And Do You Have Business Changes" post the next time it goes up (after new characters have come aboard), specifically asking if business owners need to change the tag for their business.



Questions, comments, suggestions, things we didn't think of that mean we'll need to revise this plan, which we're happy to do?
heroic_jawline: (neu: here have shoulder porn)
[personal profile] heroic_jawline
It's time for teachers to come up with new classes! Or old classes with a shiny new title!

Do YOU Need This Form?

  • If you are a current teacher and would like to continue teaching, just read the next sections and fill out the form below.

  • If you are a) a current townie who has previously taught classes, b) a townie who has never taught before but would like to now, or c) an alum/expat who would be returning to the island to teach, YAY. You, as of the October 2015 policy changes, just need to drop us a line (at fandomhighadmins@iambicnut.com) to let us know you're coming back, then mosey on down to fill out the class proposal!

    If you are a current teacher wanting to move to townie status, also drop us a line and don't worry about filling out the class proposal part. Obviously.

  • New teacher characters should fill out the regular application and ignore this post entirely.

What If I Want To Teach Adults At The Community Center?

Community center classes, much like FH classes, can be whatever the teacher wants them to be. If you want to teach a craft or life skill, or hold weekly lectures on why your character is the most awesome ever, that is your choice. The key is getting other players (and their characters) interested enough to show up each week. The difference between community center classes and FH classes is that while we would require someone teaching a course as their job to post weekly, there is no requirement for a class to show up.

Any adult can teach a community center course just for fun, too, in addition to their regular job. Again, just fill out the form here and let us know so we can put it on a little schedule, so players can know in advance that there will be a class available in which to participate.

What's Needed For a Class?

  • The ability to come up with 17 weeks worth of classes (16 + 1 exam).
  • The ability to post each class by noon Pacific or 3pm Eastern the day it's scheduled (you can also post the night before).
  • The ability to interact with your students (slow play is fine, you don't need to be around all the time).



The Form





Remember, not hearing from us right away is good - we will e-mail current/returning teachers to let them know their workshop works for us around the same time we send out final decisions on character applications.

Your teacher character's form will need to be in these comments by Sunday, August 13 for great scheduling justice!

MEME: Honesty

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 05:56 pm
seveninchmotto: ([pos] Okay you win this time.)
[personal profile] seveninchmotto
Been since April since this was last done, and I need something like this today so here goes! Instructions are as follows:
Tag your character into a comment. Other characters reply with how they feel about your character. It can be good feelings, bad feelings, or both - anything you want to get off your chest but it must be the truth and it must be IC. The honesty must be on a character to character basis and not as a player to character as with our anon love memes. Note that the characters don't need to know each other (people can prejudge others by what they hear!) and it can also be characters that aren't on the island.

For the purpose of this meme, characters may have total knowledge of IG events, but, as with any meme, it has no IG consequences.

If you tag your character into the meme, try to comment to other characters with your honest impressions of them and keep checking back during the day to see if new people have tagged in!
nookiepowered: (action (reading - book))
[personal profile] nookiepowered
The announcement: so as it turns out, after going on 12 years, we've generated quite a few character tags in [community profile] fandomtownies and [community profile] fandomhighdorms; - enough to be over Dreamwidth's 1000-tag limit for free accounts, once we'd transferred everything over. (The other game communities are safely below that and will probably remain so.) The quick solution was to spring for a short term paid account for those two comms, but unless we wanted to keep that up forever, we needed to find the least game-damaging way to reduce the number of tags.

What we came up with was this... )
suitably_heroic: (lsp: i see how it is!)
[personal profile] suitably_heroic
Big Sibling Program

New students need old volunteers to help them get settled in, right? Right. So, we need IC student volunteers to pair up with incoming students and help them adjust to Fandom's little quirks. (And by 'little quirks' we clearly mean 'their fellow students turning into monsters' and so forth.) The idea behind this pairing is for the new student to have at least one person they can go to if they're not settling in too well and to ask questions and generally get answers that don't suck. OOCly-speaking, the big sibling's player should be available to help out the little sibling's player. Sometimes minimal help is needed as the little sibling will be a current player (or super duper fast at getting into the flow of FH) but if the player is new, you will act as their liaison and mentor while they get settled into the game. You need to be available OOCly to answer their questions, guide them in the right direction while they get used to the game, and hold their hand so they're not overwhelmed. Not literally, unless you have USB hands, which would be kind of awesome, actually.

Buddy System

This is the teacher version of the big sibling program. The idea is that you currently play a teacher or administrator, and your character is willing to show a new teacher/faculty member the ropes of living and teaching in Fandom. ICly your character will be there to answer any questions and take the poor teacher drinking after their first week (knowing these classes, the students might need it more). OOCly, if the player is new (or new to teaching) then you'll be on hand to provide answers to their questions, help them out and generally guide them while they get used to the game and/or RP teaching.

Please volunteer if you fit the following:

  • Your character won't be antagonistic about helping out someone (ICly, your character can be signed up against their will, but, please don't sign up if they're not going to be helpful to a new student or teacher).

  • You have the time to field questions from a newbie, and your character will be around consistently for the first few weeks of the semester (for the record, newbies arrive Saturday, August 26th).

  • You're genuinely willing to help. This game is still pretty big. It can be intimidating at first. Having someone who's a friendly face in the crowd helps new players out a heck of a lot, but being assigned to someone who disappears or isn't willing to help takes a lot of the fun out of starting up.


So, after reading all that, if you think you're up to the job and you think your character will be helpful to a new student character, use the OCD threads below to sign up for the appropriate job! Please sign up in the appropriate thread of this post by 11:59 p.m. Pacific, Sunday, August 20th if you're interested!

As always, if you have any questions you don't want to ask in the post, please contact the admins and we'll get back to you as speedily as possible!

Roommates!!

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 09:17 pm
firstofitskind: (shaqarava (both hands))
[personal profile] firstofitskind
Hello my darlings, with a new semester approaching it is of course time to get in those requests for a new roommate assignment!

Dorm roommates may be taken from the incoming batch of characters or from other current characters who want a roommate. No requests for specific newbies, please. If you want your character to move in with someone specific who's already at the school, that can be done anytime through fh_office; this post is just for those who want a surprise! Also be aware that commenting doesn't guarantee you'll get someone, but we'll see what we can do.

Comments are screened for your pleasure, but check in with your character's current roommate before signing up for a new one. Also, for those of you with characters who are taking off and leaving someone roommate-less, be sure to give them a heads up so they can throw their name in for a new roommate if they'd like!

The deadline is Sunday, August 20th, so get those changes in!
heroic_jawline: (neu: doing the bashful eyebrow thing)
[personal profile] heroic_jawline
SHARKICANE! Because Sharknados are so 2013.

A long time ago on an island not so far away, Jeff, the God of Biscuits, really wanted to open a bakery in Fandom but he was short on the cash he needed. Naturally, he went to another, less minor, god for a loan to cover the difference.

...he chose Eshu, the Nigerian mischief god. Jeff: great at baked goods, not so great on noticing when choices will come around to bite him later. Eshu decided to lose the loan in a card game transfer the debt to a group of actual loan sharks because it'll be hilarious. He's sitting off on the sidelines with popcorn, and Fandom will get to deal with SHARKICANE: THE MORE METEOROLOGICALLY PLAUSIBLE DISASTER FOR THE EAST COAST.

Rolls right off the tongue, huh?

So how will this work?

At the beginning of the week and entirely unrelated (probably. Jeff owes some weather gods money too), a hurricane will begin to develop in the Atlantic.

On Thursday, August 3, the loan sharks will pay a visit to Jeff, and make him an offer he can't refuse: pay the interest of his loan or get eaten on Saturday. They gave him a couple days, y'know? They didn't have to do that. It's also announced that the hurricane will make landfall on Saturday, so everyone is encouraged to buy flashlights and candles, non-perishable food, and toilet paper because it's not a disaster if you haven't bought toilet paper.

On Friday, August 4, the loan sharks' enforcer sharks begin circling the island, catcalling Jeff and making generally terrible fish puns. Winds start kicking up on the island and it begins to rain. The waves on the shore get more menacing.

On Saturday, August 5, against most known rules of non-Sharknado physics, the hurricane scoops up the sharks and begins dropping them--and a ton of rain and wind--onto the island. Yes, they can crash through your house! Yes, they can swim in the lake! Yes, you can kill them with chainsaws!

...and yes, they knock out the power for all of your cuddling-in-the-dark-and-missing-air-conditioning shenanigans.

On Sunday, August 6, a group of heroic Fandomites will test an Extremely Good Theory of Hurricane Dissipation. Namely, dropping a huge ice cube (or a few dozen frozen sharks…) into the eye of the hurricane. Is this a terrible idea? Very likely! Has this ever stopped anyone on this island? NOPE. While our heroes/heroines are doing this, the winds are still blowing, the rain is still coming down, and the sharks are still eating NPCs you don't like and wreaking havoc on the teal deer and alot populations.

What do we need from you?

--We need nerdy volunteers to discover the theory that giant ice cubes can destroy hurricanes, and volunteers to fly into a shark-ladened hurricane and chuck frozen sharks into it. We also need people who can figure out how to freeze sharks.

--We need business owners/homeowners to volunteer their places up for storm/shark damage.

--We need at least one person to kill a shark with a chainsaw.

So! Questions, comments, amazing fish puns?
boneyard_girl: (watching you)
[personal profile] boneyard_girl
Yes, we did this in April and I'm the one who posted it and I DON'T CAAAAARE. We've moved to Dreamwidth and it's app season so let's party! I wanna see some of the new journal names you've dreamed up! Show me the shiny!

Pop in your potential future journals and show everyone you might play off! Encourage and enable those characters that you see and you want others to app! Have fun!

AU Weekend

Saturday, July 15th, 2017 11:05 am
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[personal profile] rebelseekspizza
Hey, folks! All of your AU applications are fine and you're good to go!

AU Weekend Sign-Ups!

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 09:34 pm
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[personal profile] rebelseekspizza
Hey all! Don't forget to get your AU weekend applications in by tonight!

Meme Time! 5-4-3-2-1

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 11:01 am
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap
Forgive me for any weirdness, I'm doing this on tiny phone internets, god help me. I'll fix any formatting wonkiness when I'm at a real computer.

ANYWAY, I'm in the mood for a meme, and I don't think we've done this one in like two years (!) and it seems nice, fun and easy, SO!

Five people you'd sleep with.
Four people you'd want to spend your life with.
Three people you'd like to protect like a puppy.
Two people you want to give a beating/stern lecture to.
One person who you secretly (or not so secretly) crush on.



Here's a revised version:

Five people that can make you happy
Four people that intimidate you (for whatever reason)
Three people you wouldn't mind taking home to meet mom/dad/guardians (for whatever reason)
Two people that make you (or you think could make you) cry
One person who unexpectedly made you care about them



These can be hypothetical, so don't worry if you've never met whoever you list!

Many thanks to rebelseekspizza for basically writing out the whole thing.

AU weekend sign-ups!

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 02:25 pm
rebelseekspizza: (dante pb: eyyy)
[personal profile] rebelseekspizza
Sign up your AU characters here! The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM Pacific on July 13th.

Please comment to this post by filling out the application below:

AU WEEKEND!

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 02:23 pm
rebelseekspizza: (dante - back tattoo)
[personal profile] rebelseekspizza
Hello, prideful people and adjacent humans!

It's been a while, but AU weekend is back! On July 15th and 16th, your character may be transformed into a different version of themselves as a result of Fandom weirdness!

Guidelines and such under here! )

Class Tags!

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 05:28 pm
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[personal profile] so_hawkward
Sliiiiightly late, sorry about that. Being on European time is the weirdest, you guys.

Tags under here! )

Offices!

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 08:56 pm
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[personal profile] seveninchmotto
Calling all teachers! Should any of you feel in need of a space to plan all those spectacular lessons with which to form young minds, here is where you claim your office if you don't already have one!

The list of offices is here and the floor layout is here!

If you're a new teacher, ping into the appropriate OCD thread with the office you'd like! If you're a returning teacher and would like to change your office, ping into the appropriate thread and let me know! If someone has commented with the number you want before you got to it and you really want it, talk to them about it, then let us know what the two of you decide.

Now let's stop it with the copypasta and office it up in here.
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[personal profile] bigdamnprincipal
Ye olde spreadsheet is over here, with the old-fashioned wall of names version under the handy cut-text to follow. Please let me know if I've mixed anything up/left anyone off!

Class Lists! )
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Hey folks! This is your friendly shirtless reminder to sign up for next session's workshops if you haven't already, and to get your signups done by tomorrow (Saturday) night!

MEME: Sorting Hat

Friday, June 30th, 2017 07:40 pm
okteiviakom: ([neu warpaint] what's that?)
[personal profile] okteiviakom
Let's try this again, now with 100% less accidentally posting right after another meme went up! Last done a year ago, with instructions stolen from whoever posted this the first time:

For those of you not familiar with Harry Potter, there are four houses into which the students are sorted based on certain defining traits:

Gryffindor - daring, courage and chivalry
Hufflepuff - hard workers, loyalty, fairness
Ravenclaw - wit, learning, and wisdom
Slytherin - cunning, resourcefulness and ambition

A couple points for clarification because I've seen a lot of sorting stuff over the years:
All hero types are not necessarily Gryffindors.
All jerks/bad guys are not necessarily Slytherins, nor are all Slytherins necessarily jerks/bad guys.
Hufflepuff is not where you stick someone just because you can't think of anything else.
People can totally fit into more than one house.

All you have to do is ping your characters in, and people can chime in with which house they think your character belongs in. You can totally comment as to where you think your character should go, too. Feel free to give reasons when sorting people because that's half the fun, just don't be mean or I will totally come over there. And don't forget to check back during the day as more people ping in.

Meme: Domesticity

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 06:20 pm
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[personal profile] crimson_sister
 I'm not sure whether this quiet day means no one is actually around, in which case this will also be a very quiet meme. I'm sleepy today and want distraction from falling asleep.

This was most recently posted last October, by me. I post far too many memes nowadays.

Ping your character in and people will offer up a pairing with that character, which is used to answer the meme questions. Feel free to answer with single words, though explanations and examples are always fun. Then other people can chime in with how they see that pairing work. Any pairing goes: friends, NPCs, canon love, canon hate, canon indifference, roommates/housemates, and if-Hell-froze-over-and-these-two-characters-got-together, go crazy! Don't forget to check back in throughout the day and see who else has pinged in!
For example:
Who uses all the hot water in the morning? Warren. He's got a LOT more to wash than Karla and when she is in the mood to spend a long time in the tub, she takes a bath with a glass of wine and a book. Also, Warren is the one who leaves the bathroom a wreck because soggy wings leave water everywhere.
 
Who is the big spoon/little spoon?:
What is their favorite non-sexual activity?:
Who uses all the hot water in the morning?:
What they order from take out?:
What is the most trivial thing they fight over?:
Who does most of the cleaning?:
Who calls up the super/landlord when the heat's not working?:
Who steals the blankets?:
What is their late-night-viewing guilty pleasure?
Who kissed who first?
What would they do if the other one was hurt?
What do they get each other for gifts?
Who is more likely to pay for dinner?
How do they celebrate anniversaries?
What do they name their pet(s)?
On a scale from tolerable to sickeningly adorable in public, where do they rank?
 
But because these things always change and evolve, now there's a whole new set of questions we can ask for details about! Behold Domesticity Meme Part 2!
 
Who cooks normally?
How often do they fight?
What do they do when they're away from each other?
Nicknames for each other?
What do they get each other for gifts?
Who flirts more?
Do they act different in public and at home?
What are little gestures they do for each other?
Who kills the spiders?
Who is "the dominant one" (for however you want to define that)?
Who is the cuddler?
What annoying habit does one have that the other hates?
What do they do to make the other one jealous?
What do they do that embarrasses the other one?
What did they nearly break up over?
What is "their song"?
How do they handle holidays?
 
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[personal profile] bigdamnprincipal
Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone! It's time to sign up for your Second Session Summer 2017 Workshops! These sign-ups are for all students (but not graduated seniors, unless they're TAs.)!

Please read the following before you start signing up:

1) Teacher and Student Class Expectations! The all important guideline for what is expected of the players in Fandom High. Please give it a once-over even if you've seen it in some form or other before - consider it a good thing to click and read while I put up the OCD!

2) Japanese characters, please sign up in the Western style - given name, then family name - to make our alphabetical OCDing easier.

3) PC classes are those taught by a teacher character, the things you're signing up for here, as opposed to the NPC classes, which are discussed in their own thread towards the end of this post.

The Important Stuff About Signing Up For Classes

1) Each student character MUST sign up for at least 2 PC classes. Each player may only sign up for a MAXIMUM of 8 PC classes, spread among your student characters in any way you choose, as long as each has the minimum of 2. (Yes, this means that if you only have one student, you could sign them up for 8 classes. Just think carefully about whether you have the availability to handle that.)

2) If you're a TA for a class, you need to sign up for that class. It will count towards your minimum 2 / maximum 8 courses. Please note TA-ship in the sign-up, so the character won't be counted towards the class-maximum of 20 students. Teachers: please refrain from having your own character act as the TA as it defeats the purpose of having a back-up player to post for you!

3) If it's OOC for your character to take a class but you really want to take it anyway, just sign them up and we'll pretend it was an IG paperwork mishap.

4) If you sign up, you need to show up. Class attendance is how we keep track of your character's activity. If you repeatedly fail to at least sign in to your classes, we'll have to contact you about it, and you could be asked to leave the game.

5) Class descriptions are subject to change at the teacher's discretion.

6) To be fair to people in all time-zones, sign-ups are not first-come, first-serve. Excess numbers in classes will be whittled down with the handy-dandy Random Number Generator (RNG).

And now we get to what you really want to see: Summer Workshops! (Session 2)!!!!

FH class sign-ups will close at 11:59pm Eastern on Saturday July 1, 2017.

General FYI: Feel free to make changes to your class choices as long as you do it before the deadline. We use the final pings in each thread to make the class lists, not the email notifs. Questions or difficulties, please email us - fandomhighadmins (@) iambicnut.com - or drop a question in the Questions thread down below.

Fandom High RPG



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