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25 April 2007 @ 08:56 pm
Hey bb's  
I've been thinking about creating a summary regarding everything that's happening in roleplay lately.

I know things are moving sort of slow because Sam is NOT DOING ANY POSTING AS IAN. But I know you kids are still doing random roleplaying and whatnot...does anynone maybe want to contribute summaries of their mini roleplays? If you give me summaries - or the main ideas I can put it all into order and post it to this forum after everything is done.

When you think about it guys...this is our last roleplay with the books...you know?

And I want to be able to save the ~*~memories~*~ once MNI-II appears, because I think we all have different places where we're saving the threads.

But I was thinking of making a MNIwideroleplay board where we can all save our roleplays and discuss ideas and everything - instead of here, because a forum is much more...homely. This will still be used for the big things - well, I guess it depends on what you guys want, so, respond to this with your thoughts and opinions.

All the MNI roleplayers will need to share common ground and what will happen after the seventh book. Technically...we can do...well, anything we want, really. We're always worrying about following guide lines or "We can't do that because Lucius is blah blah blah." As much as it might scare you all to think about - we won't have to worry about the next book anymore. As far as the world J.K. Rowling created goes on MNI...we practically have full reign. It's a weird though, but it's true.

I mean, we're not going to stop playing because the seventh book comes out and Harry Potter's story is over (sort of). Because we still have our characters and our Ministry and everything...so, common ground will need to be found.

It needs to be discussed - even if it means a MASSSSSSSIVE chat somewhere with EVVVERYONE (as scary as that sounds) - but I don't want people to disagree with how things go. I mean, we can have a new Dark Lord (if Voldemort dies) and ANYTHING can happen (within reason, obviously).

I'm just not sure HOW we're going to do this because there are always the people who disagree with us...and then there are the people who refuse to come here and make me sad, but yes. Anyone and everyone who has ever wanted to roleplay, or have been involved in the roleplay (in any small way) please respond and let me know how you feel about these thoughts.


Thanks!

Love,

Sky
 
 
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xxanica on April 26th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
As sad as I am to see the series end, I do think that it frees up a LOT of creative ground when it comes to RP. If Voldemort falls, the world doesn't just automatically go back to happy kitties and rainbows. If it does...well, we have Nels to take care of those, scary ass, things.

But, humor aside for the moment....we all have our own characters, with their own lives in this world. There will still be dark wizards, there will still be those who aim for power at any cost (as our own history shows us) and there will always be those willing to step up and say "Over my dead body." Besides that, we can go....well, anywhere! Hell, we could go on vacation, and we can get jobs, and meet up with friends in the Hog's Head and in Diagon Alley. We can go shopping and get roommates. And, honestly, all three major organizations (Order, Ministry, and Death Eaters...or those who remain) will still have work to do. The Ministry..well, you know, it's a government. The Order...I like to think that the Order was always around, watching things quietly. The Death Eaters...pfft, as if they would simply sit down and say "well, that didn't work. Time to toss in the towel."

I think that...commonn ground won't be too difficult to find once we see how the book ends. At that point, we'll know where our characters (and their respective organizations) stand. From there, new plotlines can develop, or old ones can re-surface.

And...my brain just died, so that's it from me....for now.

Regarding summaries, I can do that at some point in the near future. *nodnod*

skylark67678 on April 26th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
Well, I'm worried about people like Fuzzy - I mean, he is obviously apart of this world but he always gets mad at us when we do something, and I just everyone to sort of be involved...and if I need to go to Fuzzy through PM and hold a civilized conversation with him...then I totally will. I can be decent.

And yeah, that's kind of what I want to happen - but the questions of WHO would play this new Dark Lord (and it will be awesome since we'd finally be able to PLAY him, instead of referring to him like had did with Voldemort). I'm really excited (though...also sad) but it will open so many doors...but I just want these doors that are opened to be...similar.

I mean, if someone doesn't agree with what we come up with...they would come up with something different, and we risk having two completely different worlds going on...
nile_lily on April 26th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
First of all, I love the idea of an MNI Wide board where we can save RP's to. I mean, hell I have several saved on my extra hard drive, but it would also be nice to be able to save them on another board so they're easier to access and I don't have to bust out with all the cords and shit every time I want to reference something.

As for going on, I definitely agree with Tina on the fact that once we know the end it's going to give us A LOT more freedom to do more things. If Voldemort falls, I also definitely think it would be logical that someone would try to step up to be the new 'Dark Lord' and try to keep his dream alive... Er, if you can call it a dream I suppose. I mean, there's always someone who wants more power, and if he falls Voldemort wouldn't be there to stop whoever it is that decided to step up. Deciding who would play said person though would be the tough part.

Well, as for the people that don't agree with anything that we try to do, ever.. I don't think that will change, but honestly I think that if there's more RP opportunities then everyone can definitely be happy with that whether they are crazy about whatever idea is presented or not. And if they don't like it PFFT to them!

And yeah.. I hope I made sense, it's been a long day o.O;

xxanica on April 26th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Well, I did just think of something that *might* take a lot of work.

If...if....IF...there is some major final battle thing between Orders/Aurors/Death Eaters....we're all going to have to decide OOCly whether or not our characters were there, and who they interacted with. I mean, hell, I have that stupid, always locked door, in the DoM to worry about.

I agree about conflicting worlds since, right now, we do have a general line of events to follow in regards to the books. Without that, we get the opportunity to really create a world of our own, but we also get all the problems that can come with that....

i want everyone to be involved as well, or at least as many people as possible...without the drama and such that we see from time to time.

I suppose that, sometime after the 7th book is released (and we've all had a chance to digest it) we could make some kind of "This is how the world stands as of now" post, which could help tie up any loose ends regarding making canon and RP mesh and then...move on from there?

But I agree with you. Discussion is needed. Some *serious* discussion.
jeikora on April 26th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
*nods* I agree with Tina. At some point, we're all going to need to figure out how two divergent worlds can match up again, whether it takes a massive (ginormous, monsterous, titanic, and any other synonym for "big") chat or whether we delegate a few knowledgeable individuals to hash it out for us. Since this will be JKR's last influence on the RP world, we're going to have to make sure that we cover everything because after this, we won't have the comfort of saying, "Oh, we'll just see what JKR has to say about that in the next book."

It's exciting, though. We get to explore uncharted territory without having to worry about wandering too far away from the master plans. The biggest challenge, I suppose, might be keeping people in it because after July... that's it. No more books to bring in the crowds.

After we release MNII (did I just say that? I think I just said that... You didn't hear that from me), my online time between RP and programming won't be so split, so I'll be around more for the RP side of things. If, when all of this comes about, you need any help in the planning aspect of all of this, feel free to send something my way.
skylark67678 on April 26th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
buahahahahahaha.

WE ARE INFINITE, WE DON'T NEED MORE PEOPLE.

But I think the people that REALLY love roleplaying will stick around until it sucks, or until they die.

I am excited though - but nervous...it's weird to think about this world being...ours in a sense. I mean, outside of MNI the world still belongs to Rowling, and other roleplay sites like ours...but in MNI...we have the option of ruling ALL.

I just hope things don't go terribly.
taleric on April 26th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
*grins*
skylark67678 on April 26th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
STFU GO POST, WHORE
nels_snape on April 26th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
..*pokes the hand* nasty. Good thing it wasn't Seth's face

<.
xxanica on April 28th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
*wrinkles nose thinking about heads rolling in the post office*
nels_snape on April 26th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
*isn't here- studying*
Ahem, anyway. Yeah I agree with what's been said so far. I think the main thing we can focus on after book seven is figuring out where our characters are at that point. Because we have characters that are..somewhat close to canon characters that might be affected by the outcome of book seven *cough*

But if there is a major battle (which I hope there is- there BETTER be...*wants duels*) we could roleplay that out, maybe not the battle itself but like Tina said, how our characters reacted to that battle, what will they do now that it's "over".

And then, just think about it...we can even create a whole set of new characters- not forgetting about the original ones, of course *pets them* but you know..the aftermath kids. Those kids that are probably still making their years through Hogwarts (IF it's still standing...) after the war is over.

Then...we can really let our minds wander with what we want to do. I really like the idea of creating the fear of a new Dark Lord showing up- that's definitely a lot of fun.

Now, another thing, I've talked about this with Tina and I think we've both reached the conclusion that if we pull this one off it'd be MAJOR cool. For once, leaving timeline and crucial events aside, we could have our characters be at Hogwarts again (those that technically, would've been at Hogwarts around the same time). I know some of us did have roleplays like this in the past, but the number of roleplayers has increased since then and it'd be fun if we could throw them back into that castle again.

Then again, it doesn't have to be a full time flashback, I don't know. IF we don't want to do it this way we could always create a situation in which for some bizarre reason our characters are forced to relive their school years (without being that age again). Just imagine detentions, classworks, being out of common rooms after hours, the forbidden forest...all that all over again but with more characters this time. (We could even do this as an off side roleplay...not really part of the roleplays we've been doing so far; just for fun)

I know Sky and Jill could probably work out the details for this one (if they want) since I'm aware it sounds like a merlinish kind of scheme (in fact when we discussed this with Tina we considered the possibility that it could be another rock the roleplay- but I'm not going further into this; this decision should be left to the creators of rock the roleplay)

But to wrap it up before I start rambling again...the MNI WIde board sounds awesome- heck I'd die if we end up losing all the roleplays we've done. They've taken time, dammit >.>

And anyway...aww book seven...you guys...!!
sapphira_21 on April 27th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
Ohmygod. Reliving school years. Well, Jill's still in school... so she's be like a first year. CRACK first year. But... I really like that idea. I would totally want to pull that off.
w1dancin on April 26th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
I think that a large concern after the seventh book is released is spoilers. After all of the other books, there were spoilers for a very long time so that people who haven't finished yet won't have it be ruined. Does that mean that we'll keep RPing as is until the spoilers are removed or just label every thread SPOILER and hope that everyone in the RP community has the time to read it quickly.

The most effective discussion of what-to-do would take place after the book has come out and people have read it. We can decide if we'd like to stay how we are and eventually lead to the events in book seven of if we'd prefer to be current and switch over. Or we could agree on a day (like with the MoM thing) and say on this day, book 7 happens.

I like the idea for a forum archive thing. Some of the RPs take place on other forums than MNI and, for example the RP awards, I couldn't vote because I wasn't there for like half of the entries. I understand things like RtRP are invitational, but can other people see them after the fact so we can get the postal references when you come back?

Like you said, we do need a big chatting ground and this new archive forum could be the place for that. We could have like a Post Book 7 RP Discussion thread or something and tell everyone to put their opinions there or shut it and take what's been decided.
(Anonymous) on April 28th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
I suppose that whether we stay current (or as current as possible) or actually RP out some of the events would be decided by just what happens in the 7th book. I think that, if we RP it out, having said events *major ones, that is* happen over a span of time might work better, just so it's not like "all these people die, huge battle, world saved/destroyed/massive angst/happiness/confusion" all in one day.

I do agree with the spoilers, though. I can't actually remember for how long we had to place "Spoiler" in the thread title after book six, but I seem to think it was about a month or so (probably longer). Then again, it might take us that long to figure out just what we're going to do with all the new information, so....

phadedsky on April 26th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of MNIwide boards for the planning and thread savings.

Also, LOVE the idea of a major battle and fear of a new dark lord. Because angst and pain = WIN.

And yes, we do need to figure out where our own little RP world stands in comparison to JKR's actual Harry Potter world. >.> And I assume all of us will be dead for awhile as we read and re-read the book, posting our ideas on the archieve board if it exists.
owl89 on April 30th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
I feel like Ender Wiggin flying off to settle on a world when I hear uncharted territory, there's even traveling music in the background.

I'm glad Tina reminded this group exists otherwise I would have never even thought about any of this.

I hardly gave RP after the seventh book a thought, though I'm a bit wrapped in the Ministry Takeover Event and maybe more than I need to be. Personally at the moment no uber creative RP ideas are bursting from me, but I agree with a good amount of what was said and do recognize that there are things to be ironed out.

One thing I'm curious about is how our own little Ministry Takeover Event will tie into the Seventh Book, considering the dissimilarities between the two worlds. I don't think this is a major issue and shouldn't take a massive effort to forge a link. After all Dumbledore's death wasn't difficult to fit in, nor any of the other related events. Naturally I can't too much, being that Book Seven is only available to pre-order at the moment(which I've already done BTW).

As for all the explanations like the difference between MNI Role Play and Other RP, I wonder if that shouldn't be explained now. This could be my imagination, but some users who try to RP MNI Wide don't know that in the MNI Wide world there is an actual organization for Death Eaters/Aurors/Order Members and anyone who claims to belong to these groups without signing up for them is certainly setting themselves apart from the organized group (I won't say they don't belong just on the grounds of being courteous.)

I'll use an example from a recent RP experience. My resistance titled AVA after another group before my time here, sought to make our first mission to kidnap a low rank DE and squeeze her for information. Not liking the idea of just forcing an RP on someone and needing to communicate anyway, I had one of the AVA members PM Nels and tell her about our plans. Nels responded by telling us that the person we were after is not a registered DE and therefore knew as much about their plans as I did. (This isn't a quote more like an exaggerated paraphrase.) So this development put a dent in our plan, its purpose weakened by the fact that this RPer either has no clue DEs are organized or because they chose to set themselves apart and go under the title of DE anyway. I can't be sure which, but it makes for a conundrum in my plans and brings to light that there may/will be users that don't know the difference between MNI-Wide RP and other RP.

To bring this to a close, I'd like to offer that maybe this needs explaining now and should become a sticky explanation (Much like the Nexus and Wizarding Places have explained differences).