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may 2022 newsletter MEMORIES “I still hear you in the breeze, see your shadows in the trees, holding on, memories never change” - Monody by TheFatRat ft. Laura Brehm Memory is essential to the human condition, whether it is good or bad. They are forged and forgotten, but their impact on the world endures; there is something worth remembering in every day of our lives, sometimes we miss it, but sometimes we catch it. Either in a photograph, a recording, a scent, a shirt, a notebook, and so on. We'll find it again, somehow, someday. What we do still has an impact and it is important. What we do, what we experience, what we lose, and what we find are all eternal. In some way, they are etched into our...
Hey all, I wanted to apologize for the site being internment since yesterday and for the inconvenience that has been. Everything is resolved now and the site is currently in the process of rebuilding the search index which will finish automatically in the next few hours. This is what powers the site search system and the ability for you to see your own threads and posts via your profile tabs. No PMs, Posts, or Data have been lost, we just had downtime is all. Thank you for being patient and thank you for the amazing work @Ghan put in nonstop this weekend to get it fixed. As usual he's been taking care of us and making sure the site runs properly since 2008 <3 Happy roleplaying everyone, if you have any questions or concerns, please...
--- //. Newsletter's Title Newsletter 2022April / Rain //. !Not Important! //. Extra (Image above theme title) --- //. Theme Title & Description RainDark clouds and wind. Those words alone immediately associate in our minds to a familiar weather occurrence, rain. It is a force that can aid or harm us, from light showers that romanticizes environments to tsunamis that tears apart lives, there is no doubt rain plays an important part in the world. Even an absence of rain has an influence of various organisms thriving in environments that see little to no rain. But thinking back to the idea of rain, scientifically, it is the precipitation of collected water in the sky that was formed together from evaporated water. However, rain, in...
Hey All, First of all, I'd like to apologize for the fact that I did not send out an alert today or even several weeks in advance like we normally do in-regards to big changes. As most, if not all of you have noticed, the site themes (for both Light and Dark) got a major overhaul today. In the past, we mentioned that the current site themes were falling apart. These were preventing us to do major site upgrades in relation to the software and addons. This means that the old styles had to go which were in the way of 7 months of updates that needed to happen. While doing my best to fix and work on stuff that didn't require any major upgrades, I bumped into issues that required a board software upgrade finally and it wasn't something that...
CARNIVALMarch 2022 Newsletter Step right up! Step right up! Come one, come all, to the grand carnival! Grab your popcorn, grab your soda, your cotton candy, and your best friends. It’s time to celebrate! Try your luck, take a swing or shoot down some rubber duckies for some fabulous prizes that will leave you a better person today than you were yesterday. Or just have a jolly ol’ fashioned good time. Whatever this month brings- may the odds be in your favor! 🎪 SITE ANNOUNCEMENTS: 🎈 Staff Position Changes Congratulations to @Alteras and @Onmyoji for joining RpN's Administrative team! Thank you for all of your amazing work through the years and for many more to come! 🍿 RpNation's Themes At the beginning of the month, RpN Staff rolled...
BLOSSOMINGFebruary 2022 Newsletter “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” -Mulan As the new year comes into full swing, new challenges appear. Although the past may not be forgotten, embedded in our memories and shown in our growth, new expectations and motivations surface. With blessings of a chance to grow, blossoming into who we would like to be, wonderful memories and prosperity may find its way to us. Or, perhaps new adventures await us. Would it be blossoming friendships, love, partner? Or, even a baby’s first steps, a first cry, love, and so much more. What will this new year bring and how will you blossom? fas fa-scroll Announcements 🎉 A huge congratulations and a happy...
RpNation Merchandise RpNation StoreYou'll be able to find hoodies, t-shirts, stickers, mugs, totebags each in different styles and colors! You can find all of our official merchandise here! RpNation is not just a roleplaying site, we are a center for amazing creativity, from writers to musicians and artists alike. Being able to support that was a huge priority for us when we researched and setup merch. Our RpNation Store will regularly be updated with new merch and art to help support and fund the site, with a portion of the sales going to each artist that made the design. Our current offerings are made by the amazingly talented @AEONmeteorite who has helped us set this all up. They have made a wide selection of shark based...
PowerJanuary 2022 Newsletter "With great power comes great responsibility" - Uncle Ben (Spider-Man) Power can be many things, though in its most basic form it represents the ability for something to happen. Just like how a battery gives a toy the ability to move or the power of music can inspire and motivate us to get out of bed in the morning, dance in the living room, sing in the shower, write our newest character, and so much more. Power is something everyone has and it's something that gets us moving, physically and mentally. In many animated shows power is often displayed both ways simultaneously, growing stronger with their emotions and rising up to the challenge in front of them while usually glowing bright colors, and...
The staff here at RpNation would love to wish you all a happy and safe pride month whether you're out, visible, closeted, or questioning! The first pride parades began 50 years ago as riots and protests against oppressive laws, hate, and discrimination. In the U.S. the month of June is dedicated to commemorating and honoring those riots- specifically Stonewall, a series of demonstrations that occurred in response to a police raid on a gay bar- with parades and many other events and festivals. Today parades have evolved as society has progressed and we now gather together to celebrate love, self-expression, LGBT history, and the positive impact the community has had on the world. We love and support all our lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and...
If you are here, this means you have clicked on the alert to find out more about the rule update specifically for Omegaverse/ABO. We have officially forbidden this genre from RpNation; This decision wasn't made hastily and we want to be clear that we are forbidding this genre because at its core and focus it is an erotic genre. We know there are those who are interested in the social dynamics of this genre, but the problem is that we cannot clearly determine between someone using the term sexually or non-sexually. If you have any suggestions for what a non-sexual Omegaverse term could be let us know. Create your own new genre! We want to work with you to keep our users and site safe! EDIT: You are more than welcome to continue...
MagicDecember 2021 Newsletter A shimmering butterfly flutters past your vision. It lands onto a dark bulbous object, but the moment its legs graze the surface, a blinding, violet glow brightens from within. Following the momentum of the sudden surge of light, the hue spread across the object, revealing wide, waxy petals. The movement of the vibrant petals almost appeared like a calm dancer, swaying gently side to side. One moment it was a bud, the next, a blooming, glowing flower. All happening from the small touch of a dazzling butterfly. It’s unexplainable with the logic we know. It’s other-worldly and different. In some form, that is what magic is viewed as. Throughout the time of human consciousness, the weird, peculiar things...
Living Connections:November 2021 Newsletter The connections we have in life vary greatly in many ways, from friendships and family, loved one’s and partners. No matter where, who, what, when, why, or how, these connections can mean everything to us - found families, polyamorus relationships, queer platonic relationships, the people who care for us and those we care about. Be they a mother, a neighbor, or just a kind stranger. Not every connection is perfect and some are certainly healthy, but there is always someone out there. For every missed connection another opens. Much like a station with trains coming in and out on their own time, some last forever and some just a moment. Hopefully for a good time, not necessarily a long time...
You and your friends had decided to head out one afternoon to finally investigate rumors you heard of an old abandoned mansion in the woods. According to the crude map the mansion would be an hour walk from the edge of the thick forest. It was only two in the afternoon so there was plenty of time before dark. To pass the time you all start talking about what you may find there. One of your friends suggests it could be haunted and the conversation shifts to what even counts as haunted in the first place. What does it mean to haunt?. Haunt in its most basic terms is for something to linger in a space, or for something to frequent often. Though we all know it's much more than that. It can be a feeling, one of unease, of anxiousness and...
SEPTEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER Nature is all around us, in every way possible. Something so permissible to the universe it makes up that it's even transcended into our hearts and minds. Whether it be a frightful enemy bringing disorder and disparity or the Mother of all things both living and dead whom we respect with a humble awe. Going as far to say that nature in itself is truly indescribable in full. Simply that it is, taking the form our collective unconscious believes it to be~ On a more down to earth note, it's hard not to find a moment when Mother nature is undeniably astonishingly beautiful. Stepping outside and feeling the grass and dew soaked dirt, gentle between your toes, the smell of the night's rain still lingering in the...
Hey All, The site will be unavailable for 20-30 minutes, maybe less this Saturday around 12 pm EST as @Ghan performs some server software updates for us on the actual machine. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to post below :)
August 2021 NEWSLETTER The chime of the doorbell rings a short jingle as a patron enters the building. A strong scent stimulates their olfactory senses as they close their eyes to savor the fragrance. It’s a pungent smell, a flowery, smoky, nutty, and herby aroma. They’re all different yet stem from the same source, a coffee bean, just like the environment of a coffee shop. The patron opens their eyes and surveys their surroundings as they stand in the queue line for the register. Couples meeting for the first time, last minute dates, groups of friends hanging out, professionals relishing a break from work, lone individuals focused on their own personal spaces of reading, studying, writing, etc. There were many stories, or worlds...
JULY 2021 NEWSLETTER Work hard, play harder! Life is filled with routine. Whether the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is to check your phone, lie in bed and groan about your busy schedule ahead, or get up and get ready for the day, we, as humans, are constantly moving and grooving. With all that happens in our daily life, whoever has time for a break? To stop and smell the roses? Or even have a chance to relax and wind without having something weighing over our head due to stress? With school letting out for some parts of the world and less work piling on as days pass, family and friends are marking their schedule and starting their vacation! Time to uproot this mundane routine and add a little spice! It’s about...
June 2021 NEWSLETTER Midsummer's GreetingThe celebration of the Solstice is an ancient tradition around the world, marking the longest and shortest days of the year, a shift of the seasons and symbolizing renewal and change for both sides of the hemisphere. It can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, and has inspired numerous works fashioned from long standing folklore and stories, tales of fairies and creatures alike, from a time when the worlds of fact and fiction collide into a harmony of wonder, imagination and exploration. Both of the world and of one’s self. It’s not hard to get lost within such a beautiful concept, and with the Solstice approaching this month, it marks a great time to reflect and grow as a roleplay...
Hey All, So over the past few days, we've had several maintenance periods that began after the data center fire in Utah, which you could read about here. Some of the things we've done since then have been the following: Return to the Utah data center once they managed to correct the situation and recover our server which has been moved to a new part of the facility. One of the things that have made us resilient over the last decade+ is the fact that we take backups of the site regularly to a different location from where the main server is. Over the last few years (I forget how many) that has been happening every hour on the hour. Thanks to @Ghan's work, the site now backs up every 5 minutes to a secondary location, so if we ever go...
MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER Housekeeping Notes https://www.rpnation.com/threads/welcome-back.492432/ RpNation Song Recommendations - Staff & HelpersNeed to find some new music? Here is what we are listening to. Take a listen! @Honeymead ― Featured Discussionhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/how-do-you-take-your-coffee-in-the-morning.492731/ @myfanwy ― Featured BBCoderhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/plentiful-palettes-a-resource.492087/ @Sushi Muncher ― Featured Artisthttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/mooncha-archives-rpn-fantasia-rpn-fanarts.493019/ @TheAmbiguousStoryteller ― Featured Writerhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/phantoms-of-the-wasteland.492376/ @Rusty of Shackleford ― Member of the MonthWhen did you...
Hey All, Just posting up a quick notice to let you all know that later in the evening (EST Time) at some point we should be having 1-2 hours of downtime as we move back the site to our server in Utah that has been successfully recovered after the April outage, which you could read more about here.
I want to thank everyone who sent in feedback via the form, here or the betasite, and those who have reached out privately to me via PMs. We are not planning at this time to proceed with this change, that is the point of beta, after all, to gather feedback and test. Instead, we will be shifting focus to work with what we got, fix the issues, and move forward. Hey All, We’ve gone ahead and released a beta site for those of you interested in helping test new features and provide feedback on the site’s direction whenever we need it. For this current test, you can read the announcement here: RpNation BETA There are a few things to note however to login into the beta site: If you had a space in your username, it no longer exists. So...
We’re back! As not everyone may be aware of the situation: RpNation went dark April 4, 2021. To sum up what happened, the facility where our server is hosted suffered a catastrophic event. The facility lost power, which caused the backup generators to kick on. One of those generators caught fire, triggering the fire suppression system. So, not only was power lost to the whole facility a second time, but many servers were at risk of water damage. On April 6, 2021, after being in contact with the facility, we were given the unfortunate news that our server was one of those that may have sustained water damage. They had no ETA if/when this matter would be resolved, only that it would need to be inspected for damage and repaired. Instead...
APRIL 2021 NEWSLETTER @lunardenouncement ― Featured Discussionhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/show-me-your-plants.488176/ @Yukitera ― Featured BBCoderhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/excelsium-archives-yukiteras-code-workshop.490956/ @Baconhands ― Featured Writerhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/children-of-volk.491320/ @DovahBeat ― Featured Artisthttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/dovahbeats-art-dump-plushies-tails-and-more.491037/ @Yhmera ― Member of the MonthWhen did you start roleplaying? Where was it? Did you enjoy it at first? I've been roleplaying for more than 5 or 6 years now? Maybe longer at this point. I played Magic The Gathering card game in the back of the local comic book store. From there I was asked to join a...
MARCH 2021 NEWSLETTER March Donation Badge by @Fyuri @BakaTheIdiot ― Featured Discussionhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/what-makes-a-character-feel-more-human.488426/ @MitsuMitsu ― Featured Artisthttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/a-dumpity.487548/ @dirt ― Featured BBCoderhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/dirts-less-than-mediocre-codes.488573/ @The Dreamer of the Lore ― Featured Writinghttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/the-thousands-musings-of-the-romanticism-and-sadness.489807/ @Javax ― Member of the MonthWhen did you start roleplaying? Where was it? Did you enjoy it at first? Crazy to think it's already been so long, but I started roleplaying back in 2013 on a silly site called Quotev (previously Quizazz for those old enough)...
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