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A: The answer to this one is simple, and very sad. Anubis Scripts was unfortunately the victim of a nasty hack that required Administration to completely reload the site’s software. As our daily backups of the site were completely overrun with malignant codes, in order to not lose every post our members have worked so hard to write, the Admin team worked diligently to copy and paste all posts into the new database, meaning that many of them look like they’ve all been posted on the same day.
Q: Is that why a lot of the members look like they've registered on the same day?
Q: So, how old is Anubis Scripts, then?
A: Anubis Scripts’ original birthday is June 2011.
Q: Neat. So what the heck is a Rapid Fire Roleplay?
A: Rapid Fire Roleplays, sometimes called ‘Volley Roleplays’, are exactly what the names imply. The goal of the game is to roleplay as quickly as possible. Much of the time, these rapid fires have no plot, no idea where it’s going or where it’s come from other than the genre it’s posted in. Rapid fires can be anything from one line to two paragraphs, though it’s rarely any more than that.
There are no posting orders in rapid fires, either. Don’t fret if your character gets left behind, or fear that just because the roleplay moved on without you, you’re not well liked. I can assure you that’s not what’s going on! Just jump back in when you can, and rejoin the fun.
Q: What's this Curveball Roleplaying I've seen floating around?
A: Curveball roleplaying has to do with trying to trip up your fellow posting partners. They are short, normally no more than two paragraphs long, have absolutely no plot discussion between players, with the only clue as to where they *may* go being the multiple genre board they're started in. These are also not roleplays for any of the original worlds unless you've been granted permission to play one by the world moderator.
Below is a prime example of a curveball roleplay! This one was so good that I still haven't been able to think up a response to it!
TruthSayer wrote: Honey loved the sight of blood. Red, warm, luscious blood that painted the world red. The coppery bitter taste that fell on the tongue as sweet as ambrosia pudding, as intoxicating as the world’s best dark chocolate.
Honey used to cut himself, used to cut others, too, until they put him here.
Tammika wrote:Veronica eyed the new guy suspiciously, but turned away quickly when their eyes met. She avoided making eye contact again as she wiped in vain at the pool of red liquid on the floor with the paper towels from under the cash register. She was all for helping the mentally impaired but this guy was more than she wanted to deal with and she didn't get paid by the grocery store near enough. In her ten years of training employees she had never come across the likes of him.
"My line is backing up! This would go faster if you'd go get a mop instead of staring at the ketchup all over me and the floor!"
In the instance that you just can't think up a good reply, you can 'Tap Out', meaning that you've admitted defeat to the one who threw you the curveball. You can insert another character as you wish to keep yourself in the game, and possibly get yourself the "Most Devastating Curveball Award" for the player in the game that Taps Out the most players.
Q: I've heard that godmodding and powerplaying are bad, bad, bad things, but I don't know what they are, exactly. Any help with that?
A: Sure! And thanks for asking! Godmodding is sort of an umbrella term for a lot of things, including powerplay, and Mary Sue/Gary Stu characters. It's a character that is all-powerful, all-knowing, absolutely perfect in every way. Urban Dictionary says it best with this:
-It can be when they simply can’t be hit and dodge all attacks, or anything for this matter, aimed at them.
-It can be when they know what other characters are thinking about them/the way other characters feel about them without other characters expressly *saying* it, or eavesdropping.
Powerplaying is a nasty thing, and extremely annoying to those you are writing collaboratively with. It involves taking control of another person's character without their permission, from something as little as pulling them into another room; to something as massive as putting words into another character's mouth, putting thoughts into their heads, or physically harming a character that is not yours.
"Amy punched Joanne and made her cry."
How would Amy know that punching Joanne would make her cry? She wouldn't. Joanne might get pissed and try to go berserk on her butt.
Q: I've registered... and I really hate my screen name. How can I go about changing it?
A: No worries, it's happened to us all. Shoot me a PM, and I'll change it for you once. More than once, and my poor little blonde brain will become horribly confused, and nobody wants that ^^ I'll also put a little tidbit in your signature (or custom title, if this is not already used) to let people know that you are the awesome writer formerly known as. Please don't take this out. Again, I'm sorry to say it, loves, but you're dealing with a blonde, and how do you erase a blonde's memory? You blow in their ear.
"If he asks me what day of the week it is, I'll be sorely tempted to answer 'orange'." ~Chang WuFei, The Arrangement.