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Jan. 29th, 2006 @ 09:18 am How You Can Help FireflyMUX
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amelie - letters
Current Mood: predatorypredatory
Current Music: "Edge of the Ocean" - Ivy
There have been several questions asked in the last few months about how you (the players) can help FireflyMUX grow. We've advertised, we've invited friends, we've encouraged you to do the same - but we haven't done everything. There are several different things you can do for the MUX:

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Those are just a few of the ways you can lend a hand. If you think of something else, by all means, do it. We appreciate everyone's enthusiasm for the MUX more than we could ever say.

Also, 92 95 97 logs in January?! You have two one days left to push it up to 100! 10 +cookies for everyone if they can get it there!

- Bixia
Jan. 21st, 2006 @ 08:57 pm Big Damn Awards - Voting!
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Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Rilo Kiley - Portions for Foxes
Now that all the nominations have been chosen, it's time to get down to the nitty gritty and cast your votes for the character, player or scene who you think most deserves the award!

The process is incredibly simple: simply view the nominees, below, choose your vote in the drop-dow box beneath each category, and press 'vote'. See? Seriously, it's that simple! I've even included links to the scenes, just in-case some of you aren't caught up on logs!

Voting closes a week from now on January 28th, so get your votes in by then, obviously! Remember, you don't have to vote for who or what you nominated, necessarily. Please vote (once) in all categories so it's nice and even.

Cue the music, please. Without further ado, the nominees are...
Dec. 28th, 2005 @ 02:44 pm Big Damn Awards
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Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Indie 103.1 FM
We know these things to be true:

FireflyMUX is awesome. (Right?)
Our players are awesome.
Our players' characters are awesome.
The scenes which those players' characters create are awesome.

That's a lot of big damn awesomeness, and that kind of awesome deserves some big damn awards. And that's what you're getting!

So, here's how it works: there's a ton of fun awards acknowledging greatness in specific a categories of Scene, Character, Player, and Special. You have until January 15th to get your nominations in. Any and all posted scenes from October 15th (the first posted scene since we re-opened) until January 15th are viable!

You can reply with your nominations here, whether you own a LiveJournal or not, as anonymous commenting is enabled (even if you do have an account and want to be anonymous, go for it - there's no need to state who you are!). IP addresses are logged, just so I know no one votes twice (not that you would!). If, for some reason, you'd rather not vote by LJ, you can e-mail your nominations to me at magickeagle@yahoo.com.

Try not to vote for yourself. You can, it's just not in good taste. ;) However, voting for a scene/pairing that you're in is fine!

Remember, it's all in good fun - this isn't a superiority contest, by any means.

Without further ado, on to the awards!

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If you have any questions about any of the awards or the whole process, just let me know in-game!

Happy New Year,
Kwan Yin
Nov. 24th, 2005 @ 10:29 pm (no subject)
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kb - road rage
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: "Wild Horses" - Rolling Stones
An artist came to me today and asked if any of you lovely people would be in the market for a character sketch. He deals with a more cartoon/comic style than realism, which you can see in any of the following examples:


And for kicks, because I know a few of you out there must be Hellboy fans:

Right now I'm in the "gauging interest" phase of this endeavor, but what I need from you guys is ... a reaction of some kind. Leave a comment (if anonymous, then leave a character name, maybe) here, @mail me on the MUX, e-mail me, whatever you like; I'm looking to get him some sort of answer about the potential interest within a day or two's time. He'd be asking only about $5 for the sketch.

So, kittens, let me know so I have something to tell him, yeah? :D

P.S. - I have dozens of other examples that I could show you, if for whatever reason this isn't enough.

Also: He asked me to tell you that this is all "old" and thus not up to standards with his more recent work, which I can vouch for siiiince I've seen the recent work, he just doesn't have much of it online yet. ;)
Nov. 24th, 2005 @ 01:32 pm Character Concepts
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grr argh - dinosaurs
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: "End of the Line" - Murder by Death
Lately there have been a lot of questions about what kinds of character concepts we "need" or "would like to see" on the MUX. While there isn't anything we are in dire need of more than anything else, there are a few things that I would be interested in seeing more of around the 'Verse. Now that the kick-off TP is coming to a close and travel to other planets will be possible, it leads us to a few things.

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In addition to those, I am still looking for you all to offer some insight into plots that you'd like to run (or have run for you) for your character/ship/crew. I know that one ship has been thinking of taking on Saffron, and won't THAT lead to all kinds of fun... ;) But there's tons of potential for some interesting RP, and while spontaneity is cool, we can also help you develop some structured story arcs too. (Short-term, long-term, and everything in between.)

Hope this helps you when trying to come up with concepts for your first character or any alts! Leave a comment below if you have any additions to this list that you can think of. :)

- Bixia
Nov. 18th, 2005 @ 11:09 pm Important Things to Know!
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kb - road rage
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: "Island in the Sun" - Weezer
Hello, my dears! I figured that now that everyone seems to be looking for a ship to sail on or a crew to sail on their ship, now is a good time to tell you a few important things about having a ship on our MUX! Click here for more information.Collapse )

As always, if you have any other questions, that's kind of what we're here for. :)
Nov. 15th, 2005 @ 11:17 am A Word of Thanks (from Bixia)
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vm - smug
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: "Swing, Swing" - All-American Rejects
Hellooooo, kittens!

So I've been wading through the logs being sent in to the Yahoo! group, and I have to say, I'm pretty tickled about what's been going on. Never in my experience have I seen a group of players get so involved with a TP being run - but we have people asking us if they can hack the Alliance system, people asking if they can get sick, people figuring it out - and it makes me a little bit giddy to see it all happening. That's what we do this for: so that people can get involved.

I'm looking into getting some reward system beyond the Kudos Board, as a side note. If any of you played on BuffyMUX before and remember the +cookie system, I'm looking to get something like that. It won't be that, exactly, but something like that maybe! (If you know of anything, by all means, let me know.)

Lastly, there's a new bulletin board on the MUX for you to use: the IC Advertisements board. It's there to use if you're looking for crew, a ship, people to serve you, whatever you want. So long as it's in-character, it can go there. Use it! I know a few of you are looking for ships, so... that's something to keep in mind!

As a final note (for real) I just wanted to hint that ... a few of the ships around may be looking to take on passengers. Intriguing? I should say so!

As always, questions/comments can be left here or directed to staff on the MUX!

- Bix.
Nov. 3rd, 2005 @ 12:04 pm Plots and Your Future!
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kb - road rage
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: "Goodbye Love" - RENT
It's about that time for everyone to start thinking of what they'll be doing after the land lock is lifted, and what that means is: on to the next plot! (As soon as this one finishes, that is.) In order for the staff to be able to help you out and run plots for you, we need to know where you plan on going and how you plan to get there. If you plan to join a crew but haven't done so yet, you might want to get to looking! If you're looking for a crew, start looking!

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As always, if you have any questions or comments, leave them here or @mail us on the MUX. Use the resources at your disposal - they're here for you, after all - to find a crew or a ship or anything else you might need. We're doing this in your best interest, so take it to heart! :)
Oct. 25th, 2005 @ 11:45 am New IC Component
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vm - smug
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: "Wise Up" - Aimee Mann
It occurred to me today that I ought to share this announcement on here, as well, and not just on the MUX itself.

So, the time has come to start the gossip trains a-rollin', and what with this shiny plot Shi-Tien and I have cooking, we have a new LiveJournal community for you to fawn over. We needed a way to communicate In-Character bulletins (meaning yes, you CAN use this information in your scenes, and are even expected to!) to you without spamming you on the message boards on the MUX, and without the messages timing out. We'll post trailheads on the IC Bulletins board, but from now on, the full bulletins and gossip will be on the LiveJournal community we've created.

This community is meant to be taken as IC information. You ARE welcome to join and/or post when you like, provided you have IC information (gossip, news, whatever you want!) to share with the MUX. Don't worry if your post doesn't appear right away; we're moderating them to make sure they're all appropriate. If you have any questions or comments about the community, hit us up if we're on-duty. Take advantage of this resource! If you post something there, make sure to post a trailhead on the IC Bulletins board (or ask staff to do it for you) so everyone knows to check. It's an awesome way to get a message out to everyone, so use it to your liking!


Lastly, if you do NOT have a LiveJournal account and would like something to be posted to the community, @mail it to me (Bixia) and I will post it for you. :)

Also, as an unrelated aside, I just want to thank everyone who's been helping get the game off its feet since two weeks ago. (Two weeks? Is that IT?!) You're all doing so much more than I imagine you would be in the two weeks after the game opened, so really, thank you. Keep it up, and keep telling your friends, or something. ;)
Oct. 10th, 2005 @ 09:20 am Open!
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Current Mood: pleasedpleased
This is just a reminder to ... well, remind ... everyone that we're now officially open! ;)

That said, log in and check us out, whether you're a returning player or brand new. We have fun stuff planned to get us started once RP kicks off, so start your applyin'.

Again, questions, comments, yadda yadda, feel free to ask.

See you in the MUX!