<div class="n-p-main">The activity check for July has now been completed! The following canon characters have been placed back up for grabs:
If you're interested in one of these characters, then by all means apply for them! The next activity check will take place at the end of the month!
As always, take a moment to welcome our newest members: Tessa
, Ophelia Roberts
(WHO STILL NEEDS AN OOC ACCOUNT), Kylee
These are from June and July, since I didn't post an update last month! Make sure you visit their plot pages and make sure they feel welcome! Thanks for joining us, guys! Please forgive me if I skipped someone- we had a lot of new characters last month! (And can I just say that it feels like a lot of you have been here for a lot longer! Much love, everyone. Thank you. <33 )
Some updates! We had a lot of cosmetic stuff last month! You may have noticed that the 'shops and businesses' area was getting very packed with all the personal shops from member-created boards. To help alleviate some of the clutter, I have split the board into two! Now there's one for <a href="http://ourheroesandvillains.jcink.net/index.php?showforum=136">Restaurants and Food Stops </a>, so if you have a food-themed shop, that's where you'll find it now!
We now also have the <a href="http://ourheroesandvillains.jcink.net/index.php?showforum=127">Storybrooke Daily Mirror</a> in the Tales Expanded section! If you feel like writing a news article based on a board/event in town, feel free to drop it off there to keep all of Storybrooke up to date on the happenings in town! You could also post any other kinds of articles there, especially if your character ICly works at the Daily Mirror!
There's been a SUPER minor change to the ICC box rules this month. Instead of having completed last month's AC in order to post in there, you must have posted in THIS MONTH'S AC. That basically means you have to have posted once for a non-main canon/OC, and twice for a main show canon! This is character specific! (IE if I have posted with Roger, but not Rumple, I can't use Rumple yet, but Roger is good to go!)
Speaking of super minor changes- there's been an ITTY BITTY change to the application form. Instead of listing all your previous characters when applying for a new one, you now only have to list your most recent character! That's really the only one I need to look at the posts for. XD I hope it makes things a little easier!
I would like to take this moment to address something that's happened a couple times in the OoC box now- dropping characters. It's totally fine to drop characters, of course, but PLEASE don't simply post in the OoC box and hope I remember it. xD I would really appreciate a PM about that kind of thing, so I have a record of it! But you guys are awesome, so I know I don't have to worry. <3
Things have been quiet in Storybrooke. The zombie attacks have died down, and it seems things are returning to normal. But the heroes know better than to think that danger just passes, right? Something is looming- this is definitely the calm before the storm! Perhaps now might be a good time for the heroes to start getting together and discussing their options. There has to be some kind of weapon or spell out there strong enough to seal away, or perhaps even destroy, the Horned King! He was banished once before, right? And what about that castle hidden deep below the mines? I wonder if there's a way to access it... maybe the answers are in the Land of Untold Stories: the realm the Horned King first destroyed when starting his conquest of, well, everything! Keep a look out- something big is coming next month!
Looking to have a nice, relaxing time? Enjoy a little bit of a party? Just like to crash things and spoil them for others? Check out <a href="http://ourheroesandvillains.jcink.net/index.php?showtopic=4990">Thor's BBQ</a> and see if you'd like to join in on the fun! This is an AU group plot made by Megan
and completely for fun!
Alternatively, if you're looking for something canon to the board and a bit grittier, but just as fun, why not check out Lithiasaur
's <a href="http://ourheroesandvillains.jcink.net/index.php?showtopic=4985">ghost possession</a> plot? Holtzmann is now more than just a crazy, dangerous scientist who loves to blow things up- she's now an EVIL crazy, dangerous scientist who loves to blow things up! But it's okay! We know who to call!
Remember, if you would like a group plot advertised here, just make sure you make a thread in the <a href="http://ourheroesandvillains.jcink.net/index.php?showforum=12">Group Plot </a> board! It'll be up with the next month's announcement when you do!
In generic, always here news: please make sure you head over to the claims board and get any claims you haven't submitted taken care of! This includes <a href="http://ourheroesandvillains.jcink.net/index.php?showtopic=12">job claims</a>, <a href="http://ourheroesandvillains.jcink.net/index.php?showtopic=10">face claims</a>, and the <a href="http://ourheroesandvillains.jcink.net/index.php?showtopic=11">member directory</a>! Also- if you don't have an icon on your account, please get one up! It helps keep the site looking nice and fancy. If you need help, please PM me and I'll get that up for you! We also have some optional claims: <a href="http://ourheroesandvillains.jcink.net/index.php?showtopic=2969">Pet</a>, <a href="http://ourheroesandvillains.jcink.net/index.php?showtopic=3826">Housing</a> and <a href="http://ourheroesandvillains.jcink.net/index.php?showtopic=2966">IC birthday</a>!
If you're dying to have a certain character on board, make sure your <b>Wanted Ads</b> are up to date! I go through and add characters people are looking for to my resource site/tumblr ads, so it's good to keep up on them if there's someone you're super interested in seeing! With the activity check now over, it seems like a good time to update!
Lastly- season six of Once has finished! The show comes out on DVD this month, I believe, so expect spoilers to be in the cbox from this point on! That said, season 7 is upon on! Since it's basically AU and not remotely connected to the board, I don't really FEEL like spoilers should matter much, but I will still ask that people be respectful if someone tells them not to talk about it. <3
Thank you all for putting up with my lack of activity the past couple months. This board is as strong as ever because of you amazing RPers, not your absentee admin! I really can't tell you all how much I love and appreciate you all for keeping this place so wonderful! A special thanks to Sedation
for helping me keep the admin stuff together and generally offering me so much support. <3 But you're all amazing! Keep a look out- we've got new things coming as Halloween once again draws upon us. =)
<b>A NOTE ON PHOTOBUCKET</b> -- So, Photobucket is charging extortionate amounts to direct link with them now, meaning it would be in your best interest to MOVE YOUR PHOTOS to a new host! And I would suggest doing so ASAP if you haven't already, as photobucket is now DELETING everything that is direct linked! My suggestions are Nickpic or PostImage.io. They're both very good sites for hosting images!