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Avenging_Angel
02/25/2005 8:26 AM

Well, I guess the title says it all. Suffering from RP burnout, on top of heaps of school and other such projects, I've got what you might call too many irons in the fire. I'm not leaving the forums, but I am drawing out of most of the threads I'm involved in, with the exception of Decision Day and Fernwood Festival, should that one pick up again.

Middle-Earth: Age Of Darkness I'm staying in, though I hope to eventually hand over GMing to someone better then me.
Darkness Within is being put on hold, hopefully temporary.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Angel/Shanah

Shallandra
02/25/2005 9:53 AM

Sorry to hear you've got too much on your plate - but we all do that at one time or another! Good for you for realizing it & taking the steps to lighten your load a bit. You'll be back when it's a joy to post, rather than a task - which is how it should be. ;)

Lunitari0
02/25/2005 8:43 PM

That's alright, Shanah. We all know what burnout is like, frpm one time or another. See you when things slow down.

Exile
02/25/2005 10:43 PM

"Life in the fast lane... sure to make you lose your mind!" :P Sorry, couldn't resist.

Yeah, I think everyone experiences at least a few burnouts, I completly understand.

SoaringEagle
03/01/2005 12:32 PM

Sorry to hear that Shanah. It’s just a good thing that you know when to take time off and lighten the load. I hope that things slow down for you so you can return.

Caelin
03/01/2005 2:30 PM

I hope the burnout will pass swiftly, AvA. Realising it and cutting down on the worklod is the best you can do to conquer that situation. I'll try and keep the middle earth thread running for you. :) *hugs* Get back to us soon, dear.

Azrael_Adross
03/12/2005 4:05 AM

Truth be told, maybe i should not be here seeing that you don't even know me but i really am curious and got this one tiny question, "I really wanna try to rp fairly in "Darkness Within" bein that its the first one where i tried to join and didn't get flayed, so i really wanna know if the moderators are gonna delete it and to try and remedy that, would you allow someone to takeover for a while?"

by the way i got an idea on how to keep it going while your away, the idea is that someone who already has some foothold on it will act on his/her own to lounge around and make up stuff, like talk to players who are already there, accept new rpr's, and etc. without actually messing up your plot.

and by the way to the moderators, "Please don't delete the thread until she/he(No Offense, just don't trust avatars very much that's all, i got harrowing experiences in Khan and Ragnarok) gets back.(Eyes narrowed in a respectful and self dignified request, voice grim and dark full of anxiety and sorrow)"


which part of the world are you anyway, in my part it's already summer vacation with the finals over.




PS: Please note my apologies if i may seem uncaring and disparaging. Please also accept my words, "I am not very familiar with burnouts since i don't do much other than play soccer, study, play Dawn of War, and this forum but i do know how it feels to be in a lot of pressure, kinda like having five projects with the same deadline three weeks from now and a thesis to work on, so please, rest it out, forget for a while the fun things you want to do and focus on not ruining your life and future as a proffesional. Having fun is great, but face it, in the end we all have to eat, we need money to eat, we need a job to get money, and we need a good resume and skills to get a job. Good choice on recovering your focus anyway, its the right choice."

eswiftfire
03/12/2005 4:12 AM

Hijack some threads and end them for Thread Enders Inc. Might help you rediscover your passion. That's what Alanded and I are doing now.

Azrael_Adross
03/12/2005 4:22 PM

hijack some threads? thats sounds nice but i don't think people would like me to do that unless i got some kind of authority. Most of my words aren't centered on humor, more on morbid toture kill stuff, so not suitable for the hijacking you guys might be into(I checked the list you thread enders got)

eswiftfire
03/12/2005 10:53 PM

Well, the post was more or less directed to Avenging Angel, who was a member of Thread Enders Inc. But considering how quiet things are these days, i might really start recruiting new members. Hmm.

Azrael_Adross
03/13/2005 6:04 AM

When are ya gonna start recruitin'. I'll be here the rest of the summer everyday, what part of the world are ya anyway

eswiftfire
03/13/2005 6:26 AM

Well, I'm Malaysian, but studying in Australia.

You?

As for recruitment, it might not be happening that soon, since the Thread Enders are still in the process of reviving itself.

Azrael_Adross
03/13/2005 6:11 PM

Phillipines, born and studying. Have you checked out the Tazlure site, they were pretty cool.

eswiftfire
03/13/2005 6:17 PM

Eh? Where?

Exile
03/13/2005 6:27 PM

I am a member of Tazlure. How long have you been a member?

Azrael_Adross
03/13/2005 7:06 PM

I registered yesterday, I figured this and that place would be a good place to hone my storytelling skills. I just made my character sheet yesterday too, I patterned it from a character in the City of God movie.

sillysica
03/15/2005 5:17 PM

how do I create a character? I only joined yesterday and noone seems to be taking a liking to me and that makes me feel a little out of place here so can you help me maybe to integrate into some of the forums since I, being a newbie have no clue how to?

Azrael_Adross
03/16/2005 5:23 AM

You create it with the template the thread master of the RP you wanna join suggests or you can even make something a bit more specific. I saw your post on the Star Wars topics, you made a good start. As for my final tip, unless there is no OOC pages on that topic, never ever post your bio right into where the players are making their IC rping. I made that mistake once in a White Wolf thread called Werewolf Apocalypse, those guys flayed me good.


Flaying is the slow torture of skinning a person.

Alanded
03/20/2005 12:27 AM


by the way i got an idea on how to keep it going while your away, the idea is that someone who already has some foothold on it will act on his/her own to lounge around and make up stuff, like talk to players who are already there, accept new rpr's, and etc. without actually messing up your plot.


Actually, that usually ends up making the thread stagnate. WHat i would suggest is you implement the Future Fellowship solution. The moment someone doesn't post for a long period of time, find a way to remove his/her character in a NON FATAL manner, and then continue the story with the remaining characters. If the removed person comes back, you can then have him rejoin the party.

Suggestions for this would be a sudden rockslide or maybe a sudden ambush. Since evryone present would post their replies, those that haven't would have been assumed to have gotten separated from the main group, and that's why you don't see their narrative anymore.

Alternatively, if YOU are the only person left in the thread, find a way to ditch/get separated from the group and journey on, making recruitment announcements for new players to continue the good fight.

Avenging_Angel
03/31/2005 11:04 AM

*pokes her head in*

Well, just thought I'd let you all know I'm still alive (more or less).
School's a pain, sloggin through....and I thought the first semester was bad......
In the few minutes of free time, I've been busy working on my running story on Deviantart, House Of Shadows, re-writing other old stories and scripting out a plot for a webmanga should I not turn lazy putz and not do it, still keeping up with all my beloved animes and mangas.

Hopefully once school's out, I'll be able to come back-I certainly don't intend on leaving permanently, you're not getting rid of me that easily! Of course , the thing that sucks about independent study is that you're done once you finish ALL the books, not whenever school session ends...but once I get a few subjects finished I should have more time on my hands, so I'll be back on board.
And yes, I do intend to revive Darkness Within-ouch, flaying you?? *eyes oozy flaying*
Um....maybe you should put some cream on that....or bandages...something...;)

Take care all, and I shall return! :D

Shanah

Shallandra
03/31/2005 8:18 PM

Hi Shanah!! Gosh, glad to see you're still in the land of the living - total exposure to RL stuff can be life-threatening! :) It's nice to know you're doing well - it'll be great when you're able to spend a bit more time here. ;) Melinda

Azrael_Adross
04/04/2005 10:27 PM

Her name is Shanah? Hmmmmm, *carresses moustache suavely and mischeivously* I'm not supposed to do this but, How old are you Shanah, what's your gender, where do you live, and what nationality are you? *eyes looking deeply upon a screen, smiling suavely pours tubs of cologne de Hugo Boss upon his entire body*

Avenging_Angel
04/06/2005 5:02 PM


Her name is Shanah? Hmmmmm, *carresses moustache suavely and mischeivously*



Ehm......this can't be good.....



I'm not supposed to do this but, How old are you Shanah, what's your gender, where do you live, and what nationality are you?


O.O

Eh, right....I'm a she, from USA. 'Nuff said. Dude, no offense, but you're being kinda creepy.



*eyes looking deeply upon a screen, smiling suavely pours tubs of cologne de Hugo Boss upon his entire body*


Shouldn't you be doing soap opera auditions....or something.....

Lunitari0
04/06/2005 5:10 PM


I'm not supposed to do this

If you're not spposed to, then why are you? Here's for RPing, not a pick up spot. ;)

Anyway...welcome back A_A - glad to hear you're surving. DW will wait for ya. :)

Azrael_Adross
04/10/2005 7:59 PM

Hey, c'mon, just tryin to be funny, my very best, no offense, truly. Anyway, you gonna bring back Darkness Within?

Exile
04/10/2005 8:44 PM

Your back?!!? Has it really been that long?

So.. your name is Shanah, aye? ;)

Azrael_Adross
04/11/2005 7:52 PM

Can I at least know how old you are Shanah?

Avenging_Angel
04/12/2005 3:06 PM

Hey! Exile! You're still around!
Well, sort of back. Not around that much, still pretty busy, but since school's winding down, I'm less busy. Hopefully I'll be *really* back over the summer.



Can I at least know how old you are Shanah?


Nope! :D
Just FYI, on most forums it's considered pretty rude and creepy to pry too much into people's real-life identities. Don't worry, I'm not gonna flay you, I don't do that too much, but just remember that for future reference:)

Exile
04/12/2005 3:22 PM


Hey! Exile! You're still around!


Of course...



Hopefully I'll be *really* back over the summer.


The summer season or summer break? Either way... when is it? :)

Azrael_Adross
04/12/2005 8:25 PM

Hehe, sorry won't try to pry at ya again, just thought I could get away with at least the age difference between us. School eh, so was it highschool burnout or College burn out.


BTW, cute avatar, lemme geuss, Full Metal Alchemist huh? Figures, cuz the show has been garnering a lot of hentai attention lately, I should know cuz the pop-ups I've been getting were staggering ever since I downloaded an MP3 Eminem album. Those perverts don't know when to quit, I mean some of them even got talent but their wasting it on trash like that. I had to waste a good deal of memory space for a Spy Bot and Web blocker, sheesh. (I'm only human, I get tempted sometimes but still, god will help keep my soul stain free)

[Edited by Azrael_Adross on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 8:32 PM]

Exile
04/12/2005 8:55 PM


BTW, cute avatar, lemme geuss, Full Metal Alchemist huh? Figures, cuz the show has been garnering a lot of hentai attention lately, I should know cuz the pop-ups I've been getting were staggering ever since I downloaded an MP3 Eminem album. Those perverts don't know when to quit, I mean some of them even got talent but their wasting it on trash like that. I had to waste a good deal of memory space for a Spy Bot and Web blocker, sheesh. (I'm only human, I get tempted sometimes but still, god will help keep my soul stain free)


I don't know whether to laugh or smack you with a dead fish. You really should work on your pick-up lines and conversation starters.

Avenging_Angel
04/13/2005 9:25 AM


I don't know whether to laugh or smack you with a dead fish. You really should work on your pick-up lines and conversation starters.


Hmm. Normally I'd suggest smacking him with a laughing fish, but last I checked, fish don't laugh, even while under laughing gas.(not that I ever tested that theory*shifty eyes*)


BTW, cute avatar, lemme geuss, Full Metal Alchemist huh?


Yes, Winry Rockbell.



Those perverts don't know when to quit, I mean some of them even got talent but their wasting it on trash like that.


Bleh, no kidding. Almost as bad as the yaoi/yuri crowd.

For some reason I get the feeling you're trying to hit on me or something. Not particularly appreciating it, either.

Aeramae
04/13/2005 11:27 AM

Okay, let me make this real easy for you Az. The burnout our dear A_A suffered from was due to high school, she is in another state, and has a drop dead gorgeous boyfriend who is very protective of her. So stop trying to pick up on her you pervert.

Azrael_Adross
04/13/2005 7:06 PM


pervert


DAmn, don't make me go vulgar on you, I stated very explicitly that I wasn't picking her up, you wanna know why? Cuz I live halfway across the world where she lives and I'm ugly. I don't pick up up girls, it was all a jest, a joke, I wasn't serious, I mean if you check out my previous post, the latest with the FMA topic, I was obviously not pickin her up. Besides I just turned sixteen and invisible to the highchool eye, I have three friends and the list ends there, don't mess with me. Just because I'm a dork doesn't mean I'm scared of hurting people. That only means I'm violent, not a pervert. You hear me, not a pervert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't make me buy an intercontinental flight ticket just to go Columbine on your ass.

Avenging_Angel
04/13/2005 7:16 PM

*reads Aeramaea's post laughing*


DAmn, don't make me go vulgar on you,

She was kidding, Asrael.


Besides I just turned sixteen and invisible to the highchool eye, I have three friends and the list ends there, don't mess with me.


Ehn. What in the world does that have to do with anything? Just curious.


I wasn't picking her up,


Hey, hey, let's all chill. Sorry that I misunderstood you. It's all good, nothing to be fighting about. And, in response to your much earlier post which I appear to have missed, yes, I am going to be re-starting Darkness Within, probably in a few months, so if you stick around, you're welcome to join up again! :)

Exile
04/13/2005 7:17 PM

I believe I will smack you with that dead, laughing fish. There was no reason to threaten our [i]dear[/i] mod (even [i]if[/i] you [i]were possibly[/i] "jesting").

I suggest you apologize before it is too late.

Avenging_Angel
04/13/2005 7:40 PM


I believe I will smack you with that dead, laughing fish


First off, where'd you get the dead fish?? Not to mention if it's dead, how's it laughing, and exactly what are you doing with that fish to make it laugh? ;)

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 7:42 PM]

Exile
04/13/2005 7:48 PM


Hmm. Normally I'd suggest smacking him with a laughing fish, but last I checked, fish don't laugh, even while under laughing gas.(not that I ever tested that theory*shifty eyes*)


You tell me. :D

I found a way to make them laugh, they must be dead.

Aeramae
04/14/2005 7:57 AM

He got the fish from me, the majick in making them laugh is all his own.

And Az, if you think that a threat, either real or in jest, is going to make me back down from looking out for those whom I have taken under my wing, you've got another thing coming to you. I am 23, a mother, pregnant, and definitely not afraid of some punk kid in another state or country.

That being said, I think this thread has run it's course and purpose. Think I'll lock it now.

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