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  1. Thunderdome Cloudy with a chance of raining meatballs

    Cloudy with a chance of raining meatballs
  2. I'm guessing if we just tell some ppl beforehand...

    Quote Originally Posted by Syn (#9)
    Seems like there is decent interest for writers. I'm going to assume there are plenty of readers eagerly waiting, too.

    I've been swamped with work but I'll try and get something sorted this weekend.

    I will likely do an anon submission form just to make things easier; writers can offer their username if they'd like, but there's no obligation.

    About presenting: I like Tim's idea of pre-recording the readings. This greatly increases my availability from 11 AM to 4 PM PST on weekdays to 11 AM to 9 PM PST all week, including weekends.
    I'm guessing if we just tell some ppl beforehand and they see people in vc in discord, they'll naturally join the call.. love this a lot tbh!!
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    Post for 7th of May is up!!...

    Post for 7th of May is up!!

    There are two polls posted there, regarding the Movie Night, go vote - more than one option is possible to vote for, might do more than one if there's enough interest!

    The two polls are here:

    Movies Poll

    Dates Poll
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    Sticky: Mental Health Awareness Month 7th of May ...

    Mental Health Awareness Month

    7th of May

    After a short days hiatus, we-ve got a bit more to share today.

    First of all, there's a link that we'd like to share. Once again, it's from nami.org - the National Alliance on Mental Illness, but this time, it's about reaching out and talking to others. It contains some practical tips on situations/when/who/what/how to talk about mental health issues, and might be useful reading for some.




    Second thing is the Movie Night!

    We got some suggestions for movies to watch, and here are the contenders!!

    Shrek




    Eurovision - The Story of Fire Saga




    Love and Monsters




    #Alive




    Thunder Force




    Pretty hype tbh - We could probably organize more than one Movie Night if there's interest, but for now, the first one will be somewhere between the 14th and the 19th of May.

    Fill in this lovely strawpoll to vote for movies - more than one option is possible!!!

    And you can also fill in THIS second lovely strawpoll to vote for a date. You can count on it being either 6 or 7PM EST.




    Other than the user-started Mental Health Check-In's and the Discussion thread, there has been some interest for an opt-in Discord channel, where you can discuss anything, including mental health, which is now up and running. If you are interested in joining the channel, contact @dyachei either here, or on Discord (dyachei#0333) for access. All are welcome!


    - Syn, a community member, has presented a writing prompt event, currently in a brainstorming phase — with enough interest, it might take off! Both potential writers and readers are wanted, check that out here!

    Quote Originally Posted by roro__b (#4)
    The second part is announcing that there will be a SMALLRUS!!! This will be hosted by myself and dunya, and reveal will be at the end of the month. For anyone unfamiliar with the concept, A walrus is a forum game where you submit songs to us according to various themes and we rank and score them based on how much we enjoy them. This walrus will have 3 categories, making it a smallrus! Most genres of music are appreciated, and we will generally be nicer in scoring that the standard walri. You can submit to me by DM'ing me, or to either of me and dunya on discord (Dobby#6775 or dunia#3479).

    Category 1: Give us whimsical! A playful, imaginative mood. Something transporting us from earth - takes our feet off the ground - pretend the world doesn't exist - translate that however you like!

    Category 2: Give us dreamy! Sometimes when tired, you might have laid in bed, in a state of neither being asleep nor awake. Often a lovely state where you actually live your dreams. It could be that you feel like you are aware of actually flying, in a dream with that theme, or something else wonderful. What song would be the best one to experience, in this state?

    Category 3: give us euphoria! That feeling of first falling in love, butterflies. Reading the good part of your favorite book. Finally reaching a goal you had been working on for a while. All of that. Those feelings. Give us a song that encompasses that.


    Deadline for submissions will be the 15th of May! Depending on how many submissions we get, reveals might be spread across several occasions, towards the end of the month.

    The smallrus will be revealed live on discord, and in it's own forum thread - we will announce this later into the month. If you are curious of other walri, the threads are usually in the Other Games subforum!


    - There will also be a full day next week where we'll blast 90's bangers in the discord all day, for anyone to join in and hang out - exact day TBD!

    - If you have interest in arranging something - feel free to do this!


    If you are interested in submitting a "story", either named or anonymously, or have any other questions, you can do so through the following form: https://forms.gle/WFkBAN9FDqLVznWL7 or by PM'ing any of us.

    As of current, arapocalypse, nutella, and roro__b have access to the form.
  5. Thunderdome I just checked and there's one called reunion :(...

    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#161)
    Quote Originally Posted by roro__b (#160)
    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#159)
    Quote Originally Posted by roro__b (#158)
    American pie 4
    1. Is this a thing?

    2. Please tell me it's lower than a 6 lol wtf!
    Listen here buddy, why change a winning concept angryshakingredblob.gif
    doesnt exist afaict
    I just checked and there's one called reunion

    I'll try something else.

    Meet the fockers?
  6. Thunderdome Listen here buddy, why change a winning concept...

    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#159)
    Quote Originally Posted by roro__b (#158)
    American pie 4
    1. Is this a thing?

    2. Please tell me it's lower than a 6 lol wtf!
    Listen here buddy, why change a winning concept angryshakingredblob.gif
  7. Thunderdome American pie 4 :wowee:

    American pie 4
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    Sticky: Hey I remember you, you were in THAT game

    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldude (#406)
    I'm the sub for mangahelpers player.
    Hey I remember you, you were in THAT game
  9. Thunderdome are there more than 3 american pie movies because...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbae (#128)
    and now i know what ima pick tomorrow
    are there more than 3 american pie movies because theyve been carrying me
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    I uh.. I've tried all day to address this...

    I uh..

    I've tried all day to address this thread, and I've found it hard. Maybe it comes down to cultural differences, where in my experience I've dealt with near all stratums in society, and growing up in a super unprivileged suburb of a very privileged country, spent a few months in a huge over-populated city in India, and seeing a completely different part of the world and how health care works there, to having close cooperation with people across the world in similar matters.

    From the start, I've tried to have in mind that healthcare, especially for mental health, is not easily accessible around the world, and I've tried to involve the idea of having others than health care proffessionals as some that one could possibly turn to. I know very well the distrust that many have towards health care proffessionals. I deal with that on a daily basis, and much of the challenge is actually building up a trust to the person you're meeting. I know the same thing applies here, and while I've taken part and arranged similar intiatives before very successfully, I knew this would be a challenge, but the strategy was clear - I'm not doing this as a therapist or moderator. I'm doing this as a fellow user, who has struggled with most all of the issues brought up, myself, all my life, count in bullying, abuse, repeated sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, OCD... I don't see myself as a moderator. I see myself as a user. I quit moderating for a few months a while back because it felt like the day I became a moderator to help improve the site, and deal with the things that I felt were wrong, I lost many friends, simply attributed to "you are a moderator now". Correct or not, that's my impression of it, and I truly miss being in contact with some of them.

    The approach for this has been very clear. Despite having about a hundred comments in here with negative feedback - they are all legitimate thoughts and opinions, and I've tried to find something in every post that can help me adapt and adjust this initiative to something better. It really, really warms my heart that some people see this, and have gone from criticising the initiative very hard, to wanting to contribute with something. There has been some comments that have felt (and been) sharply directed at me, that I could answer in detail that I disagree with, but for me that counteracts the purpose of this whole thing. I don't find any value in trying to disprove another user for the sake of it. If it is something I can address and try to turn into something useful, or change something about this project, I'd be glad to address it or discuss with the moderator team. It has been listed, latest by Syn, and I appreciate having been noticed and put forth that way.

    The main regret I have is not discussing this in detail with the others taking part in the project, and explaining exactly what we should expect and how it would be preferable to approach it. And for that I feel a lot of guilt and similar, since it has affected several of them, unfortunately. Yes, Shad's points make sense, but. idk. I blame myself for this, and so should you.

    I can only try and assure you that reading this thread as the main initiative taker, has been ALL BUT beneficial for my own health. It's one thing doing it with patients I meet every few weeks, and a completley different thing with people I interact with on a personal level on a daily basis. Maybe I wasn't fully prepared for this, but with the amount of mental breakdowns in game after game (this includes myself), the amount of minors saying they're worthless, self-hate expressed, being axious coming across as being the norm in here, and so on, I really felt like something needed to be done. And I tried to make it completely unrelated to me, but fairly soon realised that was not a great idea - but with that changed, it's meeting some criticism from another viewpoint as well.

    I've considered just leaving my post as a mod to just be freed of the argument that I'm acting from a position of power, more than a hundred times only the last few weeks. Maybe that would allow me to play and enjoy mafia again as well, I don't know, but at the same time, I enjoy helping out in this community, and I care about it, and I believe each of you that has posted in here have the same sentiment and ultimately that's what matter. I don't have the energy to address each comment individually, but I've read them, and most likely already brought it up for discussion with the others involved here. I am always available for private discussion if you'd like that, whatever you'd want to bring up.

    probably the most ranty post of the thread but idk my head is kinda swamped with thoughts rn.
  11. Thunderdome American pie 3

    American pie 3
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    Sticky: Hattrick.org (England) !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by thewingfan (#383)
    Hi all

    thewingfan representing England by way of the US.
    Hattrick.org (England) !!!
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    The post for the 5th is up now, with vanity....

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    Sticky: Mental Health Awareness Month 5th of May ...

    Mental Health Awareness Month

    5th of May


    For today, we have got vanity./vanessa's story to share.

    hello, my name is vanessa, otherwise known as vanity. i've already essentially shared my experiences with mental health before in the discord, but i still want to go into detail about my general experience regarding it.

    for me, this traces all the way back to elementary school. i have a developmental disability known as autism spectrum disorder. i was diagnosed with it at a very young age, and as a result i was always given special remedial privileges as a result. i had a private class to help with speech for example, but i suppose i eventually moved past it. i was actually a decently social kid all the way up to 7th grade. i did have some issues making friends during elementary school, but it wasn't cripplingly bad, to say the very least. i am on the high functioning end of autism, but it's still a struggle for me to this day.

    in 6th grade, i was... crude, to say the least. there was a small group of us who would constantly say inappropriate jokes and make fun of others because we thought it was funny. this is probably the point in my life i look back at the least fondly, but what's more important is what happened when i graduated to middle school. it basically felt like i was left behind. all i was good at was being funny and inappropriate, so once more people funneled into this group who had better social skills, i just felt left behind. around this time my parents also talked to me and told me i had autism. honestly i wish i wasn't told this until i was much older. i actually shared this in front of a whole class, which... was a mistake in retrospect. i had no idea what "autism" meant at the time and how that affected me. i was just a naive kid. eventually any special aid i had was removed with the consent of my parents, teachers, and myself. i partially did it because i wanted to feel normal, but in retrospect that should never had happened. i feel like it's partially responsible for the path i've gone along.

    as time went on, i became more anti-social, and my crude personality didn't go away. others were maturing, and i was trying to figure out how to adjust with said maturity. i became nihilistic and standoffish, and by high school i became a complete loner. i self-isolated, and my social interactions during class plummeted even further. a couple years of isolation later, and i started feeling major indicators of depression.

    around the same time, i was decently active in an online community known as intox gaming, which was a clan that hosted servers of tf2 mods. i was decently active in that community, and was even a member at a time. eventually i stepped away and it became exceedingly obvious that people took reservations with how i was placing my mental instabilities on display and was always being a debbie downer. i eventually left the community for said reason, but it ingrained this mentality in my head that no one actually wants to hear about mental struggles. it made me think they were inherently unpleasant, and instilled this mentality into me where i had to "fake it till i made it". while that certainly works for some people, but i was nowhere near resilient enough with my emotions to convince myself of that.

    as i started transitioning out of high school, i was facing severe love-sickness and my motivation to do most activities completely sank. i don't really remember my brief time during college well, but i was more quiet in college than ever before. this is around when i started developing a pretty bad social anxiety that i still struggle with to this day. my social anxiety is even what caused me to almost fail college due to the volunteer work i was required to do that i simply didn't due to social anxiety and other unfortunate circumstances. it felt like my life was falling apart at the seams.

    when i started eventually working, i started developing a feeling of worthlessness. i never had a job before, it was only a mediocre retail job, and i was doing poorly. i felt like i had no talent and no calling in life, and to this day, i'm still uncertain about my future in any career. however, i did recognize that it was my fault in the end. i could've been doing better, but instead i felt like i was somewhere that would be the equivalent of purgatory. i labelled myself as a $%#! up, my social skills were still terrible, and it didn't feel like i was improving at my job.

    this story does have somewhat of a happy ending though, i suppose. after deliberation about my own identity and my own place in the word, i started identifying as non-binary, and later as a transgender woman. this was the first time i actually felt like i was someone i wanted to be. for the longest time, i didn't think much of gender, but i actually did feel dysphoria tracing all the way back to high school unwittingly. i don't want to go in complete detail about my trans awakening for personal reasons, but it was also around this time i started acting way more self-deprecating. i have struggled with self-loathing for a very long time, and only around then did it feel like i was actually putting it on display again just like i was when i was at intox gaming. and i know, it absolutely is unpleasant, but i couldn't help myself. it felt compulsive, as if i couldn't help it.

    i feel like my mental state is better than it has been in a while though! i still struggle with general motivation, loneliness, worthlessness, social anxiety, and self-loathing, which includes signs of depression, but it's not crippling. i love being transgender, and all the love i get from people around the mu community makes it worth it. it's not all well and good though. i still feel pressure to stay closeted. it frustrates me, but the world isn't exactly welcoming to transgender individuals. however, no matter what your identity is, it's valuable and beautiful. so is mine, and hopefully one day i can build up enough courage to completely come out of the closet! i've been doing training for vocal feminization, so maybe it's coming sooner rather than later.

    as a note to end on, your mental health is something you need to value. even now i don't completely value my mental health. i've never seen a counselor or psychiatrist, and i absolutely should. a part of the reason i haven't is because of my budget. there are people that love and value you though, and that's the reason i'm still around. if i didn't feel valued, i would have committed suicide a long time ago. self-worth is important, but it's not the end all be all. you're a massive void that would be missing from your friends and family if you were gone. take this with a grain of salt, because i'm not a psychologist or a psychiatrist, but... it does feel like there's verity to my words.

    that's all i have to say regarding my own struggles with mental health. thanks for reading.






    Other than the user-started Mental Health Check-In's and the Discussion thread, there has been some interest for an opt-in Discord channel, where you can discuss anything, including mental health. If you are interested in joining the channel, contact @dyachei either here, or on Discord (dyachei#0333) for access. All are welcome!


    - Syn, a community member, has presented a writing prompt event, currently in a brainstorming phase — with enough interest, it might take off! Both potential writers and readers are wanted, check that out here!

    Quote Originally Posted by roro__b (#4)
    The second part is announcing that there will be a SMALLRUS!!! This will be hosted by myself and dunya, and reveal will be at the end of the month. For anyone unfamiliar with the concept, A walrus is a forum game where you submit songs to us according to various themes and we rank and score them based on how much we enjoy them. This walrus will have 3 categories, making it a smallrus! Most genres of music are appreciated, and we will generally be nicer in scoring that the standard walri. You can submit to me by DM'ing me, or to either of me and dunya on discord (Dobby#6775 or dunia#3479).

    Category 1: Give us whimsical! A playful, imaginative mood. Something transporting us from earth - takes our feet off the ground - pretend the world doesn't exist - translate that however you like!

    Category 2: Give us dreamy! Sometimes when tired, you might have laid in bed, in a state of neither being asleep nor awake. Often a lovely state where you actually live your dreams. It could be that you feel like you are aware of actually flying, in a dream with that theme, or something else wonderful. What song would be the best one to experience, in this state?

    Category 3: give us euphoria! That feeling of first falling in love, butterflies. Reading the good part of your favorite book. Finally reaching a goal you had been working on for a while. All of that. Those feelings. Give us a song that encompasses that.


    Deadline for submissions will be the 15th of May! Depending on how many submissions we get, reveals might be spread across several occasions, towards the end of the month.

    The smallrus will be revealed live on discord, and in it's own forum thread - we will announce this later into the month. If you are curious of other walri, the threads are usually in the Other Games subforum!


    - Movie Night! Between 14th and 19th of May! Still need more suggestions for maximum HYPE!!

    - There will also be a full day next week where we'll blast 90's bangers in the discord all day, for anyone to join in and hang out - exact day TBD!

    - If you have interest in arranging something - feel free to do this!




    If you are interested in submitting a "story", either named or anonymously, or have any other questions, you can do so through the following form: https://forms.gle/WFkBAN9FDqLVznWL7 or by PM'ing any of us.

    As of current, arapocalypse, nutella, and roro__b have access to the form.
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    I agree with you in most of this Shad, but I...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad (#127)
    Quote Originally Posted by roro__b (#100)
    Quote Originally Posted by Shad (#99)
    Quote Originally Posted by MUental Health Awareness (#14)
    And at least some might realise that "manning up" maybe should be left somewhere in the past, and that, talking about "feelings" or other mental health issues maybe should be just as normalised as telling someone you are anemic, or diabetic? Some that maybe didn't do this before?
    I wrote a really long post today that I won't be sharing with anyone but my trash bin, but this is kind of gross.

    I feel like everyone's problems can be fixed if they just follow The Solution™ is wokeland's equivalent to boomer demands to "man up".

    I'm happy for the x% of people who benefit from buddy systems and public storytelling and #metooing. I really am.

    A lot of us aren't that lucky, and slapping ourselves out of stupors is a vastly more functional solution than breaking down into a self-pity session every time something gets triggered. Yeah, we shouldn't feel unable to do the latter when we need to. The people here who've suffered my rants know who they are, and I'm eternally grateful that they tolerated me through an especially rough time. But I wouldn't be able to hold a job if I wallowed in that state 24/7. I sometimes feel like modern society encourages people to be broken for the sake of having something to fix.

    You don't have to be tone-deaf to other people's needs to encourage exercises in self-motivation. You don't have to abandon empathy to develop willpower. I always feel like I'm backed into this corner where my issues don't count because I take a tough it out approach to them but if I didn't take a tough it out approach to them I'd never be able to crawl out of bed in the morning, and being constantly reminded that I'm doing it wrong is so $%#!ing tilting.
    Thanks for this Shad. I don't know if it's any excuse or help, but I come from a similar background, and part of the manning up culture and keep it together is what made me break down, several of the times, and I see it on the daily through work. I realise that in many people's realities, this is a necessity. I didn't mean to diminish yours or anyone else's problems or approach by writing that, and if it came across as that, I'm sorry.

    Conceptually, the demands of hiding [insert things that feel bad] is a cause for a lot of these issues, and a cause for a lot of these initiatives. Outliers exist, because of cultural differences and whatnot, and the way you're wording it is probably a lot more solid than how I did, but catering to each individual with these general guidelines is really hard, and I think a lot of these discussions are founded in the fact that it's not doable. I'm trying here to find the common denominator for.. as many as possible to feel included or at least not feel hurt or offended by this attempt. this sentence that you wrote, for example, is echoing what part of all this is about for me, that

    Yeah, we shouldn't feel unable to do the latter when we need to.
    I think outliers exist is the misconception here.

    Whether it's a misconception on the part of the people trying to provide support or the people seeking it or both is hard to say.

    We all want to avoid that moment where we could have made a difference and didn't. We want to let people who are all bottled up inside feel enabled to be heard and understood and appreciated. So so much of mental health awareness focuses on reaching out a hand to try to catch people in their most volatile moments.

    That's not a bad thing in itself at all, but I think the sense that society is so singularly focused there causes some collateral damage.

    Because most people who suffer mental health issues aren't at the brink. Most can find some sort of outlet when they need it. But we still have to live with it, and my sense of where public awareness is heavily lacking is understanding that longer term process of getting by.

    Like, there's not going to be a day in my life that I don't wake up thinking about years of domestic abuse or about how I could have prevented my uncle's suicide if I hadn't been withdrawn into my own abusive situation when it happened. The goal is to get over it by the time I'm out of the shower so I can go on living without all that baggage pulling me down, and I have to believe that the majority of people who struggle with these sort of issues have to tackle the same thing. Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, "manning up", whatever you want to call it--it's not an outlier or an option. It's a necessity for day to day function. It's what we have to do every single day that we aren't falling inward to the point of needing an outlet.

    A banner at the top of my screen reminding me of it every time I seek distraction makes that very difficult. Being constantly reminded that I should share my stories makes that very difficult. I can totally relate to FTF's sense of dread upon seeing this event pop up.

    But that doesn't mean I'm against spreading mental health awareness. I think it's important. I just... don't know how to do it without exacerbating the problems.

    I think informality is probably very important. I've dealt with formalized support systems and associate any semblance of formality with their systemic abject failure. The system is excruciating. Anything you say about anyone else is hearsay. Anything you say about yourself can be used against you. Everyone you speak to is jaded from hearing a thousand other stories like yours and will give you policy answers while passing the buck. Every time you reach out you risk a high chance of people who are hurting you finding out that you're seeking help in exchange for a near zero chance of actually receiving it, but you do it anyway because you're desperate. The formal support system is its own source of dread for anyone who has had cause to use it. My issues are more legal-heavy, but I've heard dozens of similar accounts from people reaching out for support on issues that don't involve others.

    I do want people to be aware of mental health. I'm glad this event exists as a platform. I think its presentation speaks both to a persistent widespread misunderstanding and to the fear and distrust of formal support itself for many people who have pursued it.
    I agree with you in most of this Shad, but I don't this it's limited to what you are describing. It's a big part of it, but specifically depends on where in your life you are imo.

    The hopes were that we don't exacerbate the problems by putting up a banner, by having it removable permanently with one click, but still having it there for visibility. When it comes to informality I seriously think that it comes down to personal preference. I described it a little before, but for some people, peeling off that layer where you have to invest/engage yourself to participate makes it easier. We've tried taking steps towards a middle-ground however, and the user-led threads have been a huge improvement to the cause for sure!!
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    GOTTEM! today's post is the following - with...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#124)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sett (#123)
    For movie suggestions... I think we should watch Shrek!
    i was skeptical of this suggestion at first, now i’m a believer
    GOTTEM!

    today's post is the following - with Wisdom sharing their story
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    Sticky: Mental Health Awareness Month 4th of May ...

    Mental Health Awareness Month

    4th of May

    For today, we have got Wisdom's story to share, with it is a collection of beautiful poems as well. As before, we will post it in spoilers.

    Hi, I'm Wisdom!

    Some of you might know me as someone who always does their best to bring hype to all the games, and some of you have seen me struggle with energy, a few of you have seen one of the couple of breakdowns I've had in games. I think the best way to get to know who I am and where I come from mentally is to read a couple of poem's I've written about my childhood:

    Poem collection on Google Docs

    But long story short is that I was abused in both school and at home with no safe place to be except when I was playing videogames. I was taught to ignore the problems rather than acknowledging them, which certainly didn't help. I started having suicidal thoughts when I was 7 years old and that was before things became rough for real. However, moving away from home at the age of 16 and becoming independent with a new set of people did wonders for me. It took me until I was in uni (and most of all meeting other people who struggled) to realize what problems I really had with anxiety and it wasn't until I was really deep down in the darkness, after losing a couple of friends to suicide while also graduating uni and being left alone in the "world of the adults" that I decided to get professional help.

    And for me that worked. It helped me realize I was both polyamorous and nonbinary, what internal fights I was dealing with and why some relationships were toxic for me. And at the age of 27 I decided to give it my all to get rid of the suicidal thoughts after having them with me for so long. And it worked! Not in the "never thinking about death again" sense, but as in actually wanting to live for my own sake for the first time that I can remember.

    Am I fixed now? Of course not! I still feel like an outsider whenever I reflect on life, I still get stuck in my own head sometimes, and I get anxious and tired being around new people or in noisy places. I could certainly be diagnosed with one thing and the other (Pretty sure I have both ADD and some kind of cronial exhaustion). But I've reached a point in the transitioning where I'm comfortable with my body. I have cut the ties with my family to a degree that I can keep them on a distance without thinking too much about them. I work as a teacher and even though I can't work full time without burning out, it's something that works very well for me. I love helping others and being a good hearted and open minded teacher seems to help my students a lot. I have friends who genuinely seem to care for and understand me, how I function and what I need. And even though I used to have panic anxiety attacks regurarly, I haven't had one for three years and counting. So, just as I'm wishing that my playstyle in mafia can bring some hype, maybe this story can give someone struggling a little bit of hope. Feel free to talk to me if anything here is something you would like to reflect on!


    Syn, a community member, has presented a writing prompt event, currently in a brainstorming phase — with enough interest, it might take off! Both potential writers and readers are wanted, check that out here!




    Lastly, we have an infograph we would like to share, including tips on how to ask for help at an early stage, which could work for some.



    Current events announced are the music submitting competition - Smallrus, and the Movie Night - taking suggestions for movies to watch!

    If you are interested in submitting a "story", either named or anonymously, or have any other questions, you can do so through the following form:
    https://forms.gle/WFkBAN9FDqLVznWL7 or by PM'ing any of us.

    As of current, arapocalypse, nutella, and roro__b have access to the form.
  19. Thunderdome Idk why but ready player one might be the movie...

    Quote Originally Posted by lendunistus (#13)
    Quote Originally Posted by lendunistus (#12)
    cars 2
    and uh, previous round is uhhhhhh

    ready player one?
    Idk why but ready player one might be the movie I've enjoyed the most last 5 years or so, $%#!in love that one
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    American pie
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    Sticky: It do be like that sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jay 22 (#296)
    This is going to be an adventure working this site. Inb4 I accidentally post in the main thread instead of mafia chat.
    It do be like that sometimes
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    The Day 3 post is up now - with a smallrus being...

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    Maybe not, but the option is there for people who...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mistyx (#113)
    Quote Originally Posted by roro__b (#102)
    Sharing stories/arts etc, that people choose to submit through us.
    fwiw this is what i was trying to get at earlier - there doesn't seem to be much of a reason for this sort of thing to be submitted through staff, instead of just having people post what they're comfortable with posting

    they've been doing it anyway in both this thread and manasi's so i don't see a reason to have it be something processed through staff
    Maybe not, but the option is there for people who want to share their story without posting it themselves, it's an extra "security line" that exists, should one want it - as well as the option to do it anonymously if one prefers that, as SR mentioned. If people don't submit through there, we will just go on without that part of the project. I understand the sentiment and we've taken steps to move away from the clinical feeling, because the feedback does make sense, but having things like these under organised forms and near formal can sometimes instill security, which some people appreciate, if that makes sense. Offering this platform, as well as manasi's thread doesn't hurt imo, and it's all working towards the purpose of this month. These discussions, the thread there, it's all good things imo.
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    Sticky: Mental Health Awareness Month 3rd of May To...

    Mental Health Awareness Month
    3rd of May

    To start this day off, we would like to mention that there has been a lot of feedback both privately and in the discussion thread, most notably leading to the removal of the buddy system. There were several issues with this, all voiced in that thread. The first posts in this thread are now edited to reflect this.

    The main focus going on will be:

    - Information sharing
    - Planned events (movie night, games, etc)
    - Sharing stories/arts etc, that people choose to submit through us.
    - We will also work towards adding more countries to the list of contact options

    We are happy to take suggestions for movies that we could watch together, in the discussion thread or privately - could be any genre whatsoever, but preferably something that as many as possible can enjoy!

    If you have any fun events or other things you might want our help organizing, just reach out and we can try and fit that in!




    Today there are two things we wanted to share. First of all, the following picture from nami.org - the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about how to use a Stigma-free language.





    The second part is announcing that there will be a SMALLRUS!!! This will be hosted by myself and dunya, and reveal will be at the end of the month. For anyone unfamiliar with the concept, A walrus is a forum game where you submit songs to us according to various themes and we rank and score them based on how much we enjoy them. This walrus will have 3 categories, making it a smallrus! Most genres of music are appreciated, and we will generally be nicer in scoring that the standard walri. You can submit to me by DM'ing me, or to either of me and dunya on discord (Dobby#6775 or dunia#3479).

    Category 1: Give us whimsical! A playful, imaginative mood. Something transporting us from earth - takes our feet off the ground - pretend the world doesn't exist - translate that however you like!

    Category 2: Give us dreamy! Sometimes when tired, you might have laid in bed, in a state of neither being asleep nor awake. Often a lovely state where you actually live your dreams. It could be that you feel like you are aware of actually flying, in a dream with that theme, or something else wonderful. What song would be the best one to experience, in this state?

    Category 3: give us euphoria! That feeling of first falling in love, butterflies. Reading the good part of your favorite book. Finally reaching a goal you had been working on for a while. All of that. Those feelings. Give us a song that encompasses that.


    Deadline for submissions will be the 15th of May! Depending on how many submissions we get, reveals might be spread across several occasions, towards the end of the month.

    The smallrus will be revealed live on discord, and in it's own forum thread - we will announce this later into the month. If you are curious of other walri, the threads are usually in the Other Games subforum!


    For the people who have submitted their stories for us to share here, we will be getting back into that tomorrow!


    If you are interested in submitting a "story", either named or anonymously or have any other questions, you can do so through the following form: https://forms.gle/WFkBAN9FDqLVznWL7

    As of current, arapocalypse, nutella and roro__b have access to the form.
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    Here's our suggestion for reworking the concept,...

    Here's our suggestion for reworking the concept, with post from 1st of May rewritten.

    The main focus going on will be:

    - Information sharing
    - Planned events (movie night, games, etc)
    - Sharing stories/arts etc, that people choose to submit through us.


    Hopefully these changes will work better and... let's just make this a month where we connect with each other, and feel a little bit more !!!!. The initiative to have a parallel thread not moderator driven is awesome too, and ideally be helpful for the people who want something less official. The wider an audience that can get something out of any of this, the better off our community will be, and that's more important than anything.


    Quote Originally Posted by part to be updated, with everything else staying the same
    We will be removing the buddy system completely. Issue with the buddy system is that some have signed up and seem to have an idea of what it is about, and some have raised heavy criticism against it voicing that we've been insinuating there's a lot more to it than intended, and all in all, it's just not going to work. It's been rewritten and reworded, and stated over and over what it is about. we considered changing the name to find a friend or something just to connect some more people, but ultimately it's not going to work, and it's better this way. We have a few that signed up that I'll contact personally during the upcoming.. day or something. And to all of these people, I'm personally very sorry, for what implications this will have on you.

    Story submission will still be possible to do through the forms, if you wish to do so either with name or anonymously - but posting it yourself elsewhere - such as in the discussion thread, or other forum threads on other member's initiative is also allowed, of course.

    If you are interested in submitting a "story", either named or anonymously or have any other questions, you can do so through the following form: https://forms.gle/WFkBAN9FDqLVznWL7

    As of current, arapocalypse, nutella and roro__b have access to the form.

    If you are ever in need of help, whether it is a crisis, or if you are uncertain how to take the first step, here is a collection of helpful numbers and links, and other useful resources. These are USA-focused, but don't hesitate to reach out if you would want any other countries added, and we will do that.
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    Thanks for this Shad. I don't know if it's any...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad (#99)
    Quote Originally Posted by MUental Health Awareness (#14)
    And at least some might realise that "manning up" maybe should be left somewhere in the past, and that, talking about "feelings" or other mental health issues maybe should be just as normalised as telling someone you are anemic, or diabetic? Some that maybe didn't do this before?
    I wrote a really long post today that I won't be sharing with anyone but my trash bin, but this is kind of gross.

    I feel like everyone's problems can be fixed if they just follow The Solution™ is wokeland's equivalent to boomer demands to "man up".

    I'm happy for the x% of people who benefit from buddy systems and public storytelling and #metooing. I really am.

    A lot of us aren't that lucky, and slapping ourselves out of stupors is a vastly more functional solution than breaking down into a self-pity session every time something gets triggered. Yeah, we shouldn't feel unable to do the latter when we need to. The people here who've suffered my rants know who they are, and I'm eternally grateful that they tolerated me through an especially rough time. But I wouldn't be able to hold a job if I wallowed in that state 24/7. I sometimes feel like modern society encourages people to be broken for the sake of having something to fix.

    You don't have to be tone-deaf to other people's needs to encourage exercises in self-motivation. You don't have to abandon empathy to develop willpower. I always feel like I'm backed into this corner where my issues don't count because I take a tough it out approach to them but if I didn't take a tough it out approach to them I'd never be able to crawl out of bed in the morning, and being constantly reminded that I'm doing it wrong is so $%#!ing tilting.
    Thanks for this Shad. I don't know if it's any excuse or help, but I come from a similar background, and part of the manning up culture and keep it together is what made me break down, several of the times, and I see it on the daily through work. I realise that in many people's realities, this is a necessity. I didn't mean to diminish yours or anyone else's problems or approach by writing that, and if it came across as that, I'm sorry.

    Conceptually, the demands of hiding [insert things that feel bad] is a cause for a lot of these issues, and a cause for a lot of these initiatives. Outliers exist, because of cultural differences and whatnot, and the way you're wording it is probably a lot more solid than how I did, but catering to each individual with these general guidelines is really hard, and I think a lot of these discussions are founded in the fact that it's not doable. I'm trying here to find the common denominator for.. as many as possible to feel included or at least not feel hurt or offended by this attempt. this sentence that you wrote, for example, is echoing what part of all this is about for me, that

    Yeah, we shouldn't feel unable to do the latter when we need to.
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    Here's the OP with some comments on each segment....

    Here's the OP with some comments on each segment. I/we will be moving on to discussing the buddy system etc, but your feedback is as always, useful here if you disagree with something.


    Quote Originally Posted by MUental Health Awareness (#1)
    Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA. While it is not internationally acknowledged, and mental health in general is still a topic that isn’t openly discussed often, we feel it’s as much a reason as any to raise awareness for this tremendously important topic.

    During this month, we will have a few events, as well as share some helpful information near daily, and all this will also be shared, and done in cooperation with The Syndicate.

    We are NOT providing any medical advice; we are not trained, licensed psychiatric professionals. We will simply be sharing resources from https://www.nami.org/ -- This initiative does not replace any professional help you can seek - but hope you consider it a thread for referenced information, that may benefit you in any small way or better equip you to dealing with a friend or family member.


    We are doing this for several reasons, and if it helps even one person in any way, it will have been worth it.


    I feel like this part, with the disclaimer added recently reflects clearly that the purpose is not to provide therapy or anything of the sort, so I'm leaving this untouched.



    Our goals are:

    To raise awareness: Mental health issues are extremely common, and they come in different shapes. This is incredibly important to stress. You are not alone. It is common. Being down - or being depressed; having anxiety issues - even to the point of feelings of pending disaster and not knowing what to do; having an identity or existential crisis; etc... It takes on different shapes and forms, but it is all secondary. You have the right to feel any of this. You don’t have to justify why you feel a certain way to anyone. Sometimes, you don’t even know why. Your disease does not define you as a person. Mental health illnesses are just as real and legitimate as physical ones are. Your health is your own, and cannot be compared to anyone else’s.
    I feel like each of these sentences here are important to have from an information sharing point of view, and fighting the stigma. I'm sad today, I'm anxious - it's sentences one should be okay to say, without having to explain yourself, or have a "valid" reason. It's big part of this campaign. Not seeing anything here that I want to remove or rewrite.

    To spread knowledge: You can get help. In more ways than one. There are registered healthcare professionals dedicated to helping, wherever you are in the world, who you can turn to. Family and friends may also be a great source of support. Sharing your struggles with people you trust can provide you with a huge sense of relief, even though initiating the topic of your issues may be tough in the beginning. Asking for help or support is never easy, but it can often mean taking a giant step in the right direction towards your recovery. We are surrounded by people who care for us, often more than is expressed. Asking for help is never a sign of weakness; rather, think of it as your attempt at feeling better.
    This segment is also important to include. That many of these issues are there, and actually something that you can attempt to get help with. Again, maybe some of us have many years of bad experiences with psych care, but as a general concept, telling a friend, family member, primary care workes, psych etc etc, that something is not feeling right, is not wrong, and there's a BIG number of people not doing it for many different reasons, whether it's cultural, or others, and this part is important, for this reason.

    To provide guidance: How to support someone with mental health issues. While it is important to note that it is not an obligation or duty to help someone who is going through a difficult time or struggling mentally or emotionally, recognizing red flags and acting upon them is also never wrong. There are different levels to it. Even the most casual dialogue goes a long way. Asking someone how they’re doing is never wrong. If you notice any red flags, no matter how trivial an issue it may be, talking about them may help make them feel noticed and cared for.
    I'm thinking, there might be room for improvement or rewording here, but I'm not sure how. We come around people that do feel bad, that are very obviously not feeling well. Do we just ignore them and hope it'll resolve? Not everyone is capable of that, and having some very basic tips on how to approach the subject or suggest help or whatever, could be useful, that's the general idea here. Just saying "how are you" is usually meaningful as well. And we wanted to stress that it is not something that you HAVE to do, but just, some help on the way to maybe, sometime somewhere approaching it, if needed.

    Self-harm and suicide are two of the worst outcome scenarios of mental health issues. Talking about it - specifically asking about it or saying that you are worried - does not worsen a struggling person’s condition. Don’t be afraid to be upfront and clear. Self harm and suicidal thoughts are often impulsive decisions but often also something that has been on their mind as a solution to their issues for a long time. Allowing a person to come to terms with what they are going through, to recognize the severity of their struggles, can possibly encourage them to seek professional help.
    This is probably a tough one as well. This information is important, and with all the training and experience with suicidality that I've had, imperative knowledge - but possibly not fitting to have included here, and I'm probably inclined to delete this segment and just keeping the "how to support someone with mental health issues" segment.

    Not being comfortable enough to talk to someone struggling with these issues, or with someone you suspect is going through a rough time, is completely normal. You should not be burdened to act upon your suspicions, especially if you feel out of your depth. If you feel like you cannot reach out personally to someone struggling, sometimes reaching out to people close to them can help. But again, this isn’t your responsibility alone and you should never feel guilted into action. Don't feel like it is your responsibility and you have to do something; it's not, you don't.
    This was just stressing what was stated in the "To Provide Guidance" segment, and also, very crucial information in the context, and is more adaptable to the setting we are in here, online.

    To stress that someone cares, and there may be something that can be attempted!
    Probably unnecessary and redundant.

    To FIGHT the stigma surrounding mental illness!

    Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person in a negative light just because they suffer from a mental health condition. Some people describe stigma as a feeling of shame or judgement from someone else. Stigma can even come from an internal place, confusing feeling bad with being bad.

    Navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough, and the isolation, blame and secrecy that is often encouraged by stigma can create huge obstacles to reaching out for support or help. Learning how to avoid and address stigma is essential!

    Probably the main goal here.

    This thread will remain locked to prevent it getting cluttered, but a separate discussion thread is up in the Announcements sub-forum where any feedback, questions or discussion can be posted.


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    MS Paint Its all good - if you can find a partner we can...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lads (#56)
    That's what I get for not checking in on this website from time to time

    Signing up for reserve spot/in case someone wants to partner
    Its all good - if you can find a partner we can sort you out for sure, if not ill maybe see what I can do @Lads
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  30. Apoc means YES of course! You can use whatever...

    Quote Originally Posted by ComicallyLongUsername (#1)
    I am not a gay man, although I have dated men in the past (it's complicated).

    However, I do like the flag's style and I think gay pride is important. Is it cool if I continue to use the flag?
    Apoc means YES of course! You can use whatever flag you want!
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    MS Paint oops i think i misinterpreted the wording of your...

    Quote Originally Posted by Beck (#53)
    Thank you for organizing!

    If another group joins to describe, is there a chance we can paint instead? I know Manatee was especially excited about getting to paint. If not we’ll stick with what we’ve got.

    Appreciate it!
    oops i think i misinterpreted the wording of your original message!

    We have a few hydras that answered both, i'll swap around a bit - but if you can goad someone into joining to describe that would b even better
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    MS Paint Okay, we are starting off the chain today - if...

    Okay, we are starting off the chain today - if you are unhappy with your placement or want earlier/later let me or logic know.

    There is still room for more people - especially more describers - if you are interested let us know!!!!


    More rules, stolen from Becknatee chain because its easy. I'm even stealing their examples, watch me.


    1. For paintings, please indicate who painted which side or which piece/what parts. For descriptions, please either bold or highlight or colour which words each individual contributed. This information will help us spice up the reveal once it happens. (Formatting example included below.)
    2. You have 24 hours from the moment you receive your PM to describe. You have 48 hours from the moment you receive your PM to paint. Again, we'll be lenient if minor extensions are needed as cases arise, but the goal is to keep this moving along. If you'd like to get a general idea of when you might be painting and/or describing, add the number of days from tomorrow night based on those estimates.
    3. Reveal will be both in thread, and on Discord, live. Date and time will be decided closer to the end of the chain!!


    If you missed it earlier: http://aggie.io is a GREAT site for this, you both draw at the same time, same picture. Kinda like Google docs, but with Paint. It's great.

    Also - Describes are allowed to EITHER be 10 word descriptions, OR a haiku!!!!

    Examples:

    Starting Image:



    First Description:

    Bear, river, open mouth, fish leaping up. Danger! He’s toast!
    The words I chose are blue, the words Manatee chose are black. We opted to do every other word and found it a lot of fun, but feel free to divide it evenly however you'd like among you and your partner. Add punctuation as you see fit, but remember! Only 10 words.

    First Painting:




    @Sooh & @Askthepizzaguy IN TO DESCRIBE

    @Chloe & @katze IN TO PAINT

    @Inawordyes & @jettisfaction IN TO DESCRIBE

    @Garden Gnome & @mendel IN TO PAINT

    @UncleDynamite & @bopolis IN TO DESCRIBE

    @Ace Marvel & @Dolby IN TO PAINT

    @Wisdom & @Johanna IN TO DESCRIBE

    @silmarils & @Mantichora IN TO PAINT

    @LanMisa & @Shad IN TO DESCRIBE

    @Secondhand Revenant & @Firsthand Revenant IN TO PAINT

    @Manasi & @Voxxicus IN TO DESCRIBE

    @Beck & @Manatee IN TO PAINT

    @catgode & @BLOODYRAIN10001 IN TO DESCRIBE

    @lendunistus & @Dawoodle IN TO PAINT

    @TripleHaven & @LordQuas IN TO DESCRIBE

    @nutella & @dunya IN TO PAINT

    @Adam & @jumpluff IN TO DESCRIBE

    @Arapocalypse & @Lissa IN TO PAINT





    letsgoooooooo
    /dobby and @Logic


    (might toss around a few of the maybes if i get some describeers, WIP)
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    MS Paint cool cool Giving this a couple more days...

    cool cool

    Giving this a couple more days before it starts, so if you were planning on joining - doitdoit!!
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    MS Paint is this an in for you guys?

    Quote Originally Posted by catgode (#32)
    is this an in for you guys?
  35. Sticky: Nominating Chris

    Nominating @Chris
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    MS Paint lendunistus Dawoodle in to paint or describe or...

    @lendunistus @Dawoodle in to paint or describe or either?
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    MS Paint I'm gonna go ahead and be THAT GUY since not...

    I'm gonna go ahead and be THAT GUY since not everyone is keeping track of Other Games happenings and ofc everyone would like to do this, and ping people from old paint chains. I haven't set a deadline for signups yet, but it'll probably be in a week or two max.



    look at me i just pinged half of MU i think

    force peopel you know to join, its fun tbh
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    Thread: Congress of Vienna

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    Completed Post-game notes and stuff Not gonna make this...

    Post-game notes and stuff

    Not gonna make this a long one, probably but uh


    I really, really wanted to make this game an enjoyable experience for each and everyone that signed up for it, more than anything else. Balance and stuff didn't matter AS much to me, which probably shows with the swingy setup.

    I was lucky having so many of my favorite people signing up in basically no time at all, and had super good hosting company with @Dawoodle and @Apoc who just invited to super good discussions and overall great hype in specchat throughout the game. Amazing company, 10/10 would recommend. Usually I feel like interest in specchat dies out towards the end of a game, but this time, I feel like that wasn't the case, and it was super fun to be a part of tbh.

    Regarding the actual game - I wanted role madness, with fun elements, and tried to avoid anything in the setup that could lead to controversy/people getting mad at eachother for one reason or the other, and that bad type of paranoia that leaves you uncomfortable and anxious throughout the game. A little paranoia is fine, but making it fully bastard and not being able to trust anything would've probably been straight up bad for what the goal with the game was.

    There were some flaws with the setup, and moderator errors. I got some really good feedback from some of the players - mainly the oversight from my side that realtime mechanics are not appreciated by everyone, which I failed to take into consideration. The setup also played out in every way possible except for the ones we tried to account for. That's honestly probably something I'm fine with thuogh - there's not much I can do as a game designer other than like, try to optimize it for each part and give out a set of tools. If I wanted straight up debate and reasoning to be THE tool to win the game, I'd make it mountainous.

    We did make some moderator errors as well that have been discussed in DVC, like the JPIC flip giving away a bit too much, and some other oversights that we've mentioned - but while I acknowledge it all and will try to take into consideration for future games, I feel like it's secondary to mention it all right now.

    We saw some AMAZING plays from all factions, including the poor street children, that for a good while looked like they could manage to take this home, I honestly don't even know how to do awards noms but holy $%#! a good case could be made for like basically anyone here. Bestest friendliest game I've been part of, all thanks to you tbh.

    And honestly, thank you to everyone that signed up and made this game what it became. Each of you played with a great attitude and tone both in game and private chats/mod comm., some amazing WIM, no hard feelings (except for like, the obvious exceptions) and so on, this game was just a sum of what each of you provided it with, not something that I did. I wrote flavour and memed in specchat (and in game), so huge thanks to each of you for being awesome tbh.
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    MS Paint BTW! http://aggie.io is a GREAT site for this,...

    BTW! http://aggie.io is a GREAT site for this, you both draw at the same time, same picture. Kinda like Google docs, but with Paint. It's great.
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    MS Paint Hydra Paint 3 SIGNUP THREAD

    Rules and intro shamelessly stolen from @Beck and @Manatee first hydra Paint which was super fun tbh!

    HYDRA PAINT


    Hey all! @Logic and I will be hosting the third (and maybe the last) Hydra Paint! Grab a friend (or an enemy) and your paintbrush, welcome to Hydra Paint! (No Hydra Account required!)



    • Standard Paint rules apply in terms of Host communication and submissions. More information around how submissions should be formatted will be shared closer to signups closing.
    • Please submit your Painting/Description on time.
    • The only players you may communicate with are the Hosts and your Hydra partner, please don't spoil anything for anyone else.



    PAINT
    • Find another user to join forces with and post in this thread. Please have both users confirm that they'll be participating. (We recommend finding someone whose company you enjoy, not necessarily the best artists on MU).
    • If you cannot find a partner, still post in this thread! We will work with you to find someone!
    • Split the workload 50/50 with your partner! This is an honour system, so we're trusting you.
    • When determining how to split your painting equally, feel free to divide the page in half (hot dog or hamburger) or even diagonally. Whatever your heart desires. Alternatively, feel free to split based on foreground and background, or any other split you deem is "even" in terms of total work, not necessarily total effort.
    • Using preexisting details and parts from pictures is allowed, but make sure we get to see your own creations, because that's the fun part tbh..!
    • Again, we will preface: this is not a 50/50 split in terms of effort or time dedicated to your painting, but a 50/50 split in terms of space painted, within reason. If you spend hours crafting a masterpiece and your partner botches the other half in 10 minutes, that's totally cool. In fact, it's almost kind of the point. This isn't a group project -- nobody's being graded. If you and your partner have questions about this as you begin to paint, just ask us.


    DESCRIBE
    • Find another user to join forces with and post in this thread. Please have both users confirm that they'll be participating. (We recommend finding someone whose company you enjoy, not necessarily the best describer (lul) on MU).
    • If you cannot find a partner, still post in this thread! We will work with you to find someone!
    • You and your partner will have 10 words to use between the two of you, five each. Feel free to communicate with the other on how best to use your 10 words, or don't. You can split the 10 words down the middle or go every other. Whatever your heart desires.
    • I'm also giving you the option to write it as a haiku, because why not. 10 words, or haiku, up to you tbh.


    BTW! http://aggie.io is a GREAT site for this, you both draw at the same time, same picture. Kinda like Google docs, but with Paint. It's great.

    **Results may vary.**


    1. PAINT
    2. @Chloe & @katze IN TO PAINT
    3. @Garden Gnome & @mendel IN TO PAINT
    4. @silmarils & @Mantichora IN TO PAINT
    5. @Secondhand Revenant & @Firsthand Revenant IN TO PAINT
    6. @Ace Marvel & @Dolby IN TO PAINT
    7. @Arapocalypse & @Lissa IN TO PAINT

      DESCRIBE
    8. @Inawordyes & @jettisfaction IN TO DESCRIBE
    9. @UncleDynamite & @bopolis IN TO DESCRIBE
    10. @Sooh and @Askthepizzaguy IN TO DESCRIBE
    11. @LanMisa and @Shad IN TO DESCRIBE

      BOTH
    12. @lendunistus & @Dawoodle
    13. @nutella & @dunya IN TO PAINT OR DESCRIBE
    14. @Beck & @Manatee IN TO PAINT OR DESCRIBE
    15. @Wisdom & @Johanna IN TO PAINT OR DESCRIBE
    16. @Adam and @jumpluff IN TO PAINT OR DESCRIBE
    17. @TripleHaven & @LordQuas IN TO PAINT OR DESCRIBE
    18. @catgode & @BLOODYRAIN10001 IN TO PAINT OR DESCRIBE





    LOOKING FOR PARTNER:

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  43. Night 3#10405

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    Completed With this elimination, there are NO Street...

    With this elimination, there are NO Street Children left!
  44. 3#10404

    Thread: Congress of Vienna

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    Completed @Alison Apogee Fatmo juliet ...

  45. 3#10403

    Thread: Congress of Vienna

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    Completed OOOOOOOOOPS i think this is because of the...

    OOOOOOOOOPS

    i think this is because of the double yeet... MY BADS

    Chloe died, she was a Street Child

    Congress of Vienna Role PM

    Street Child no.2



    Yeee in the game of power and war and stuff, children are left out Sadge, but you have eachother, and you can hug and play with pet rocks, and rocks can pee on people so that's fun




    You belong to the Street Children Faction. You win together with the Street Children Faction if you fulfill your win condition below.

    1) You are Masons together with a fellow Street Child. You are both aligned with the Street Children Faction.

    2) You are in possession of a Pet Rock each. Each night, starting night 1, you may pass this rock on to a player still in the game. At the end of the night, the pet rock runs away, and comes back to you, but not before peeing on it's old owner. They will not be made aware of this. If all live players in the game have been peed on by pet rocks at some point in the game, your win condition has been fulfilled, and the game will end!

    3) If one of you dies, the other person will have two pet rocks to hand out each night.

    4) From night 3 and on, you will receive a list of which players that are still alive, that have been visited by pet rocks.


    - Day action window starts 2 hours after SoD, and ends 2 hours before EoD, as usual! Pre-submitting actions so you don't forget is also allowed - you may change these at any time tbh.

    - You may also at any time request cute pics and hosts will provide tbh. (Disclaimer: Requests should be made by PM only. Pings in the thread will not be acknowledged.)
  46. Sticky: Nominating Voxxicus :3

    Nominating @Voxxicus

    :3
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    Thread: Tangy's Walrus

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    Walrus precious tangy, don't bother with the walrus -...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangrowth (#151)
    I have to keep some distance from this... and other things. Things are hard right now. I'm realizing that May is probably too optimistic, but we'll see. I won't let this die, but I'll be honest, I can't foresee when I'm going to have the desire to pick this up. I'll be sure to post again when I can. Thank you all for understanding.
    precious tangy, don't bother with the walrus - take care of yourself first and foremost. if you ever need a fren you know where to find me/us
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    Thread: Congress of Vienna

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    Randing soon, closing thread. glhf!

    Randing soon, closing thread.

    glhf!
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    Thread: Congress of Vienna

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    Completed Congress of Vienna

    Congress of Vienna


    Don't lose bets to GeneralHankerchief, or you'll have to read up on historic events, smh...
    - Albert Einstein


    Hosted By: @roro__b and @Dawoodle . LENGTHY setup discussions with @Apoc who is just the best tbh.
    Start Date: Monday April 12th
    SOD/EOD: 7 PM EST
    Phase Lengths: 48/24
    Mechanics: Majority enabled past D2. Full role and alignment flips.
    Night Chat / OOTC: Only if specified in role PM
    Posting Requirement: 10 posts Minimum per day phase. Please only sign up if you believe you can commit a reasonable amount of time to this, at least an hour per dayphase.
    Post Cap: 420 posts per day phase, lifted 2 hours before EOD

    Setup will be CLOSED! You can expect a lot of roles, and non-conventional ones as well. Game may contain bastard elements, but nothing actively anti-fun. I'll be the judge of what qualifies for that, tyty.

    I will of course try to make the game as balanced as possible, if that needed to be said. If we get less than 21 players I'll adjust setup accordingly.

    Despite the theme of the game (smh politics) focus will be on having a fun experience. This game will be more heavily moderated when it comes to toxicity, be nice, have fun, ez.





    1. Hyena
    2. LanMisa
    3. TheEternalSkies
    4. BlueKang

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    Literature the lack of tbh and smh's is DISGUSTING

    Quote Originally Posted by Boquise (#1)
    Some people showed interest in it so I decided to try uploading it somewhere. I chose Wattpad. Here is the link.
    The Adventure on Pirate Island

    This is a novel I wrote six years ago as a participant in Nanowrimo (November writing month). It is complete as a PDF and gone through one draft, but due to how the format is transformed when copy pasting from a PDF to anywhere else, it will take a few days to get it all out there. So I am uploading one chapter at a time. There is a total of 3 parts, 10 chapters, and 1 secret chapter.

    What is Pirate Island about?
    Well, ahoy there, matey. Are ye bored of yer mundane reality? Do ye long for adventures long lost? Say no more! For here is yer ticket to the fabled Pirate Island. Every swashbuckling day-dreamer is welcome to become a pirate (or navy soldier, if you are boring). For deep in the Caribbean lies Pirate Island and its sister islands. Waiting for you. So join us! Who needs a job when you can be a professional pirate?!

    Wilfred Owlfred is one of many lads living in Dublin, Ireland. He is an unlucky fellow, perhaps his name gives you that hint, and all he wants is that his constant antagonists would play nicer. Oh, and that every book he has read becomes true. However, Wilfred's life is about to change when he stumbles across the sailor enlistment at Con's Piracy. And after a series of misfortunes he is whisked away to the very Pirate Island. What will happen there? Who knows! Anything can happen if you are a pirate!


    Since this ol' novel has just been sitting and collecting virtual dust on various USBs and messenger files, I reckoned I could publish it now. I no longer write in English but maybe some people will find enjoyment in this piece tbh.

    Also, trigger warning. Some characters are of questionable character and will say and do unkind stuff. They should be shunned with all our contempt tbh.
    the lack of tbh and smh's is DISGUSTING
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