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[Jul. 4th, 2007|06:54 pm]
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A belated toast to three years since the close of nocturne_alley, the amazing RPG that helped inspire the creation (and obviously the format) of this game. We originally came together through our love of NA and owe it quite a debt for inspiring us and introducing us. Though many of our original players have since moved on to RL obligations, those that remain (or came around later) salute you, NA!

Speaking of three years, we're coming up on a three year anniversary of our own. July 24 will be our very own three year anniversary of the start of our game! Joy!

With the upcoming release of Deathly Hallows, we anticipate having a game freeze as we did following HBP, following a period where we'll post veiled "SPOILER WARNING!" notices so you can avoid continuing to the comments which will definitely have spoilers in them. We'll recommend, however, that you abstain from storge_space after the DH release until you've also read the book. Get your doctor's permission to storge while pregnant.

storger has friended everyone on the storge watchlist and watchers/members here in order to help get a count of our current readerbase. Don't be alarmed! Storgers don't bite. Usually. You'll also see some of us in thedressingroom from time-to-time cracking up a, um, crackstorm.

Also, just a reminder that we still welcome character applications and have recently filled one of the roles. Our thanks to rpg_prophet for accepting our advertisement request.

Americans, happy Neville/Parvati angst anniversary!

Snoodle is temporarily offline due to its webhost's crappy payment rejection issues, but it will return as soon as we arrange other hosting. We have all the content backed up (with the possible exception of the message boards) and will post a glorious old-new two-part fic when it returns. We regret that we missed posting it over a year ago when it was written, but we'll correct that and pretend it's part of a "Welcome back, Snoodle!" thing.
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[User Picture]From: comava
2007-07-09 10:44 am (UTC)
...so does that mean the game freeze will take place during the anniversary? That's kinda sucky. :-/

PS Harry's new icons make me giggle.
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[User Picture]From: storge_mods
2007-07-09 05:49 pm (UTC)
That's... a good question. Problem is that some people won't have the book finished yet and those who have will be absorbing new canon and the fact that it's over.

But maybe we could do another anon post or something like was done around OotP release. We'll have to huddle and discuss what could be up for anniversaryness.

(Speaking as not-Harry, I have to majorly commend Harry-player for KILLING ME with those icons.)

(Also, view the comm and notice our SEXY MOOD THEME!)
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[User Picture]From: comava
2007-07-09 09:26 pm (UTC)
Well, I for one will have finished it by then for sure! But another such post would be awesome indeed.

PS Hehe, I love the storge_mods profile.
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[User Picture]From: storge_mods
2007-07-09 10:09 pm (UTC)
Indeed, many of us will devour it within 24 hours! By the way, did you notice potter_mouth over on a recent snap cup? We need to check to see if it hit max comments yet, but if not...

(Thank you! It was originally created as a form letter invitation we could send to people-of-interest, and we loved the text so much that we wanted to make it publicly usable, too.)
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[User Picture]From: comava
2007-07-09 10:36 pm (UTC)
Devour it, huh? Better buy two copies then!

Noooo, I did not notice but feel free to link me. Hope I'll get around to it before my upcoming vacation (which will be sadly internet-free).
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[User Picture]From: storge_mods
2007-07-10 12:31 am (UTC)
Yes, books are tasty like that!

Tis HERE-- or here. It just felt right to caps it on behalf of HARRY.

One of us is overachieving and slowly working on tagging all the SC posts from start to now. Not exactly vacationing, eh?
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[User Picture]From: comava
2007-07-14 03:01 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm back from my mini-vacation and have given Harry compliments! The caps are indeed a nice touch, very fitting. ;-)

Props to one of you guys! That's super cool, not exactly vacationing but it sounds quite handy. I also really like the list of entries in the storger journal, it's fun to browse.
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[User Picture]From: storge_mods
2007-07-14 07:22 pm (UTC)
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!... We shouldn't be singing.

One of Us thanks you for the props! Will get back to tagging eventually, but got distracted with the storger listing since it's helpful for our new players/future applicants and the just-plain-nostalgic. Major plots TBA.
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[User Picture]From: comava
2007-07-15 04:05 pm (UTC)
Sing away. ;-)

It's terribly nostalgic. The beginning of Camera/Fritzy, for instance! The Halloween Round Robin! The Macarena! Seamus and the blue beads! The Gay! Oh, the memories.
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[User Picture]From: storge_mods
2007-07-15 06:32 pm (UTC)
*smacks forehead* Just remembered to turn non-maintainer tagging on, otherwise nobody else can tag. D'oh!

And yes, meeeemooooorieeeeeees! Oh, how we loved those times! We got caught up last night in reading community lovefests. We forgot just how many people ordered WWVD? bracelets, and made so many fan icons, and general piles of snugs.

The Macarena is indeed one of the plot posts that will go up, but we neglected to track down a list of The Gay entries! That must be rectified!
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[User Picture]From: comava
2007-07-16 07:10 pm (UTC)
That's right, the bracelets! And the Seams/beer/beads icons, and Pansy/Justin, and the Harry gifs where he's screaming about killing squirrels and eating dolphins and babies. Hee! (I just had a look through my icon folder, in case you couldn't tell.)

And I am such a ten-year-old but rectified made me giggle. I'm sleepy, okay?? ;-)
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[User Picture]From: storge_mods
2007-07-16 08:48 pm (UTC)
Yeeeee! Yes yes, got a lot of those delicious icons tagged the other night! nomeremuggle went icon crazy and it was ftw.

And don't worry. I guess you didn't know, this game is entirely played by ten-year-olds. We're doing a readthrough together and snickering at all the unintentional innuendo.
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[User Picture]From: comava
2007-07-16 09:03 pm (UTC)
Can you link me? I didn't save as many icons as I would have liked to, sadly.

Is that so? I have a whole new respect for ten-year-olds!
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[User Picture]From: storge_mods
2007-07-16 09:39 pm (UTC)
Try http://community.livejournal.com/spacecadets/tag/fan+icons for the icon posts tagged so far. Can't remember if more are to come.

Yes, and they say education is dead! The interweb teaches us all!

Our original Filch player once got a fantastic spam mail from "Tom Riddle" and we probably should share that.
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[User Picture]From: comava
2007-07-17 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I saved a bunch more. And then I spent like two hours browsing through old cadet and storger posts (THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF DEFRIENDING, etc), and went to bed very, very late.

Indeed you should. Sharing is caring!

Has there been a lot of player changing? There are a few I suspect haven't changed at all, and I'm curious. Also, am I talking to the same person as in the beginning, or am I conversing with multiple players?
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[User Picture]From: storge_mods
2007-07-17 07:51 pm (UTC)
THE HIIIIILLS ARE ALIIIIIIVE... Still many months of tagging to go, oi!

Well, over nearly 3 years, can't really have 100% player retention. People's lives change and they don't have time to play any more, or their interest wanes, etc. Sometimes we've silently made the replacements (not put them on our character application list). Many of the characters have never ever changed hands, though! And in several cases, a character whose original player quit has silently changed over to be played by another of the original player group. Few players had multiple characters at the start of the game because we had so many players at the start; there was no need!

You've just been hearing from one of the storge_mods consistently in this thread, though. Hi!
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[User Picture]From: comava
2007-07-17 11:42 pm (UTC)
I see. I figured as much but it's still a shame so many had to leave. I'm particularly mourning Goyle at the moment.

Good to know. Hello, consistent storger! :-)
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[User Picture]From: storge_mods
2007-07-18 02:03 am (UTC)
Agreed, agreed! But alas, alas. We're pleased so many have been able to stay.

Hello, consistent comava!
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[User Picture]From: comava
2007-07-19 10:26 am (UTC)
As am I!

Not so consistent now, I'm afraid... I'm off to a music festival soon and then there's DH so I will have precious little time for the internets!
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[User Picture]From: storge_mods
2007-07-19 05:45 pm (UTC)
We're all a-flutter waiting for it, too!

Enjoy your music festival, and enjoy your DH!

(But do come back for storge, awww.)
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