[sticky entry] Sticky: WELCOME NEW PLAYERS!

Apr. 9th, 2016 04:37 pm
gish: (Gish)
[personal profile] gish
To newcomers, curious travellers, old guard coming home: WELCOME. Welcome to Nexus Crossings.


    This community is a pan-fandom RP venue that features:

  • No applications.
  • No activity check or activity requirements.
  • No taken list.
  • No character limits.
  • All canons and OCs welcome.
  • Dynamic playerbase-driven plots and events.
  • Backtagging friendly.


    Some great places as a new or prospective player are:

  • The Rules: Required reading within! Get to understand the dynamic and etiquette of posting to Nexus Crossings. Familiarize yourself with our policies regarding NSFW content, spoilers, fourth walling, events, and more!
  • Introductions: Introduce yourself, your characters and tell us a little about yourself!
  • The Setting: The Nexus is a very nebulous and open place, but here's where you can get familiar with some of the set locations and offer up ones you've established for other players to enjoy and reference!
  • The Gallery: In the course of RP, people are going to create art, make videos and gather playlists. Here's where you can share them, as well as browse the works of your fellow players!


Your mods here at Nexus Crossings are [personal profile] gish, [personal profile] rumham and [personal profile] iam_senpai. If you have ANY questions/concerns/complaints, do not hesitate to get in touch with any or all of us! We are here to enable and foster a welcoming, fun environment and are here to help and to listen.
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[personal profile] boldygoing
If you're using Photobucket to host images on your character's journal, please be advised that Photobucket has just recently disabled third-party hosting and hotlinking unless you pony up $400 per year. Some images on mine got broken and I'm currently rehosting on Cubeupload with no problems so far.

absence

Jul. 14th, 2017 11:28 pm
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[personal profile] rosco_coltrane
I want to apologize to the people I'm in threads with. My computer did an update and it screwed up a lot of things. I've been having to put things back together. And, wow, fixing this font is next! LOL I'll do replies tomorrow. *hugs*
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[personal profile] rumham
Hey everybody! It's been an age and a half since we did a silly no-consequences LOL event, hasn't it? If you're craving one, you're in luck – Our retro asses want to bring a tired old classic to the Nexus: Rule 63! A lighthearted (or not, depending on how your character feels!) chance for your characters to briefly see the world as another sex/gender (however you prefer to phrase it or play it.)

Remember that LOL events – as all events on the comm – are entirely optional. When the OP goes up sometime between now and Sunday, simply opt-in if you choose by replying to it. If you don't reply, consider your character safe! This event will be temporary, as they all are, but, heck, if you want your character to stay their new selves for a longer period of time or even permanently that's your call! Fun is the name of the game, after all, and it can last as long as you're enjoying yourself.

As a little caveat, and one which I honestly don't think I need to say because I know our playerbase is generally very mindful and cool: Just remember Community Rule #6 (and check our updated rules, by the way!)
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[personal profile] gish
You might have noticed the rules post moving around and appearing on your read pages should you follow the OOC comm with it. Nothing to fear, though! Our old rule page was unable to be edited due to our graphic design friend having been the one to post it. So we just moved it over to a new post that we can tweak and edit as need be.

There IS an addition to it as well that we'd like to take a second to point out. The new Rule #2 is about the question format of the community. For your convenience, here's it is in its entirety for your review:

2.) A VITAL RULE OF THUMB FOR THE COMM: Top posts must ALWAYS contain a question! Your character MUST pose a question to the Nexus if you are making a post unless otherwise discussed and okayed by a mod. A character can ask verbally, via text or audio, digital or paper, psychic or any other form of communication they prefer. Another method, though harder to do properly and will be under closer scrutiny by the mods, is a question posed by the narrative of your post. An example being: "Gish is trailing tar EVERYWHERE and won't stop! Who's going to clean up this mess!?"

Additionally: Please avoid having your character ask where they are! The setting has pamphlets, signs and helpful NPCs that can answer these sorts of things, detailing the nature and the name of the Nexus. One can ask details about how it works or ask about settings within the setting (eg, what's a good restaurant around here), but please consider carefully if this info couldn't be gathered with the informational methods mentioned.

This is a rule is not only to keep to classic Nexus roleplay, but also to ensure that every post is engaging and contains a sufficient hook for other characters to interact with yours. If the mods see a post that doesn't adhere to these standards, one of us will message you and ask you to edit it. We will provide suggestions if necessary or requested.


Links to the new rules page are being turned over as well, but don't hesitate to let me know if I missed one somewhere!

This is also a perfect time to review if you, the comm's users, would like to address anything, either with proposed other rule additions or changes, or what you'd like to see from the game going forward. Let us know in the comments or via PM!
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[personal profile] gish

1.) Dreamwidth’s Terms of Service always apply.

 

2.) A VITAL RULE OF THUMB FOR THE COMM: Top posts must ALWAYS contain a question! Your character MUST pose a question to the Nexus if you are making a post unless otherwise discussed and okayed by a mod. A character can ask verbally, via text or audio, digital or paper, psychic or any other form of communication they prefer. Another method, though harder to do properly and will be under closer scrutiny by the mods, is a question posed by the narrative of your post. An example being: "Gish is trailing tar EVERYWHERE and won't stop! Who's going to clean up this mess!?"

Additionally: Please avoid having your character ask where they are! The setting has pamphlets, signs and helpful NPCs that can answer these sorts of things, detailing the nature and the name of the Nexus. One can ask details about how it works or ask about settings within the setting (eg, what's a good restaurant around here), but please consider carefully if this info couldn't be gathered with the informational methods mentioned.

This is a rule is not only to keep to classic Nexus roleplay, but also to ensure that every post is engaging and contains a sufficient hook for other characters to interact with yours. If the mods see a post that doesn't adhere to these standards, one of us will message you and ask you to edit it. We will provide suggestions if necessary or requested.


3.) We operate on the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated.
This means the potential for moderator intervention if you:


   a. Make OOC comments criticizing another person’s plots, writing style, character, or the player themselves.


    b. Attempt to make other players unwelcome for any reason. If you feel another player’s behavior is in any way not fitting the spirit of the community, we ask that you contact one or more moderators so that we can assess and deal with the situation.


   c. Knowingly and willfully disrespect another player’s stated boundaries regarding communication or subject matter. This means that members of the community should be open and honest about their own discomforts if the subject should arise. Speak up early to avoid unnecessary discomfort and always make your boundaries clear to other players involved.


    d. Publicly or privately harass, intimidate, or bully other players. We take these issues very seriously, especially in private contexts. Because others are not immediately aware of what goes on in private messages, it is important to know the signs of bullying and contact one or more moderators if you feel another person’s behavior at all seems confrontational, manipulative, or passive-aggressive. **Signs of an Unhealthy Roleplay Relationship: A Must-Read!**


4.) While the content of this community is not strictly 18+ , membership is. All members must be over 18 years of age at the time of joining. If we find out otherwise, offending members will be removed.


5.) Not Safe for Work (NSFW) images and content are not allowed on the comm’s main page.
Photographs of real life death, violence, nudity, or sexual acts are not allowed, nor are drawn images of excessive gore, full-frontal nudity, or sexual acts. Remember that some of us tag in our spare time at work and use your best judgment when you choose what content to post.


    a. Characters having or discussing their own sexuality is normal and acceptable, and jokes of a sexual nature are not against the rules or spirit of the community. If you think sexual behavior between two characters is skirting the line of publicly appropriate, we kindly ask that you take it to PMs or journals. Being courteous of other players’ boundaries is expected in these situations. If you aren’t sure your partner would be comfortable with certain sexual humor or acts, we encourage you to ask them OOC. Likewise, if another player’s sexual humor or content directed at your character makes you uncomfortable, please privately and kindly speak to them.


   b. Violence as a result of characters fighting is not against the rules or spirit of the community, but if the fighting becomes especially graphic or intense a warning in post titles or a shift to PMs or private journals would be appropriate.


   c. Swearing is not against the rules or the spirit of the community, but humbly bear in mind that intense language is not everyone’s cup of tea. Having said this…


6.) No language disparaging another player’s race, sex, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or religion will be tolerated publicly or privately in the community. If your character would express any sentiments against a group of real life people (i.e. – anything that is not considered purely ‘fantasy racism’) please clear it with your roleplay partner first and make note of it in the post title so that others may avoid potentially upsetting material.


   a. An addendum to fantasy racism: In-character differences of opinions and antagonism are great and we absolutely want to foster an environment where characters feel as free to agree as to disagree. Having said this, don’t cross the line between, for example, “My character hates elves,” and “I hate elves, so I am expressing it at length through my character.” The difference is usually plain to outside observers. Your character should not be a mouthpiece for personal biases. Use your best judgment when you believe your character’s opinions may cross a line into deeply insulting another player’s character concept. OOC communication is your friend!


   b. An addendum to sexuality: If you feel that a player’s presentation or discussion of certain taboo or shocking sexual themes such as bestiality, pedophilia, incest, sexual assault, etc, are not in the spirit of the community, please discuss these issues with a moderator. We will use our best judgment in deciding which course of action to take. This absolutely does NOT mean you should contact a moderator because you dislike a player’s headcanons of their characters as gay/bi, trans, etc. (unless the portrayal is perceived as an offensive stereotype, in which case mods will review the content and take appropriate action.)



7.) Rules for characters allowed: As a general rule all characters are allowed. This is a no-app, no-activity check (AC) community. Come and go as you please, have fun, and make friends. Original characters (OCs) are just as welcome as canon characters. Note:


  a. Your character may not be a real person unless you are playing an Alternate History version of that real person. Preferably, in this case, from an established Alt History canon. For example, you cannot play as Actual President Abraham Lincoln, but you may play as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.


   b. Gods and religious figures are not against the rules or the spirit of the community, but if you’re unsure about a character or concept always feel free to contact a mod. Our job is to support rp, not to squash it, and we want to help.


   c. This is a multi-dimensional, pan-fandom roleplay setting. You might encounter duplicates of your character (dupes), alternate universe versions of your character (AUs), and more. If you aren’t comfortable with this, tag your threads with “Dupes/AU: no,” or, if you are, “Dupes: yes”. If another version of your character approaches you for roleplay and you aren’t comfortable with that, please kindly contact them OOC in PMs stating your boundaries. If another person asks not to interact with your dupes, please be respectful of their boundaries. Dupes of canon characters may not be denied the right to roleplay in the community based solely on that fact.


   d. Of note: The only time you may refuse another player from playing a dupe of your character is if it is your original character.


    e. Facecasts/Play-bys (FCs/PBs – Using an actor as reference for your character’s appearance) do not belong to any one player. You always have the right to avoid interactions if you feel uncomfortable around someone sharing your FC, but please be understanding of their right to reference that FC.


   f. Not a rule, but: Adding your character’s canon or some indication that they are an OC in your profile is helpful for other players.


8.) Spoilers, Timelines, Fourth Walls:

   a. As a general rule of thumb, three weeks is the socially acceptable time period before you should discuss spoilery content without a clear and obvious warning.


   b. If your character comes from the same canon but different timeline as another person’s character, hash it out privately OOC. Sometimes this creates great excitement and friction, but it’s up to every player to decide whether they want to deal with that.


   c. When it comes to revealing to other characters that they are in a forums-based roleplay game, that they come from a fictional story, etc, no exceptions: You must ask the other player’s permission. Always. That is a huge bomb to drop, and some players may not want to deal with the consequences of that.



9.) Events/LOLs:


    Events, sometimes called LOLs, come in many flavors, from over-arching plots like invasions and acts of villainy to freak happenings like age swaps and terrain changes. Players are always allowed to opt out of these and should never feel pressured to participate when they don’t want to. We ask that members respect players’ decisions regarding participation and/or non-participation, including but not limited to having patience for linear timeline players affected by events. All members are equally encouraged to propose events for the community by speaking with moderators first to be sure that everything is above board and can be well-organized. Some events may be delayed or declined based on proximity to other events or inappropriate content, but as a general rule we want to support events and their hosts.


10.) Rules Lawyering and History of Egregious Behavior:


   a. ‘Rules lawyering’ means intentionally skirting the line of breaking the rules without technically breaking the rules, then citing the fact that you didn’t break the rules as grounds for evading moderator action. This will get you banned.


   b. Having been banned from other communities for toxic behavior in the past is grounds for being banned from this community. If any players of the community have proof that another member of the community was banned for toxic behavior it is important that they contact a moderator.


11.) All rules which apply to Nexus-Crossings also apply to its corresponding OOC community and any officially-hosted off-site events such as Movie Nights.


Penalties for infractions of rules are on a two-strike basis:

    a.) First strike results in a conversation between moderator(s) and rule-breaker(s) regarding proper behavior and a notice that in the future rule-breaking behavior will not be tolerated.


   b.) Second strike will result in a ban. Bans are final and non-contestable.


 




In short: Be kind, be thoughtful, and be open to communication. Know the signs of toxic behavior, respect other people and their characters, and make the community as happy and healthy as you can. Remember that the moderators are here to help. We want to create the most inviting community possible, because roleplay should be fun above all else.


 



If you ever have questions about how the site or the community work, we want to be here to help. If you have a disagreement with a moderator, it is your right to bring the issue up with other moderators and you will not be punished for doing so. We take your comfort in the community very seriously.


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Welcome to summer! Here's your monthly writing prompts to consider for all of your inspirational needs. A huge shoutout to [personal profile] shardofwinter for providing us with the bulk of this month's prompts. And, no, a Winter Spirit offering inspirations for Summer is not at all inappropriate so make sure you show your appreciation folks ;)

As always--

Disclaimer: I never close old writing prompts form previous months. People can and should be encouraged to post on old month's prompts and I highly encourage players to track these posts to catch stragglers or new people writing on old prompts.

Now. With that out of the way, onto this month's prompts.

July Writing Prompts


[personal profile] shardofwinter's Prompts

1. The tastes of home

2. Write about something you had to fix/repairThanks, Dad.

3. A forgotten photograph

4. Since July is named after Julius Ceasar - Write something inspired by a military leader

5. Dog Days

Bonus Image Prompt (yes this is the only one I came up with this month seriously give Astor your love and praise!!)
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[personal profile] chiron_survivor
Hey everybody! Just a quick note to say I'll be out of town from this Friday to next Tuesday. Tags will be sporadic at best.

Have a great weekend!
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[personal profile] helghasten
I'm wondering if anybody would like a killzone related idea? 
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[personal profile] katebaikiru
Sorry for not responding to my threads, when I just started that post last week! I've been having a blast here! But I'm prepping for A-kon and the con crunch is too real. I'll be back as soon as I can and will tag back when I'm not drowning in sewing!
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[personal profile] holdsthethread
 Hi all! This is Louisa here, with Ariadne mainly, just letting people know that I will be out of town for a wedding and unable to respond to tags. I will be back Sunday night-ish. Hopefully I can catch up then.

Have a great weekend! :D
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[personal profile] iam_senpai


Welcome to the start of summer, everyone. Let's get the creative ball rolling with our monthly prompts!

As always--

Disclaimer: I never close old writing prompts form previous months. People can and should be encouraged to post on old month's prompts and I highly encourage players to track these posts to catch stragglers or new people writing on old prompts.

Now. With that out of the way, onto this month's prompts.

June Writing Prompts


1. "I wish I could say I was surprised."

2. "I don't know, it's shit my dad used to say."

3. What kind of accomplishment would your character feel really proud of? Did they save the world? Secure a business deal? Or do they take the most satisfaction from the little things? Managing to fold the bed without creases, or finally--FINALLY--beating that level of C*ndy Crush?

4. Write about a confrontation that is definitely your character's fault. It can be as minor as a disagreement or as major as an all out fight.

5. There's no place like home.

Bonus Image Prompt: Picture's title is Lost At Sea
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[personal profile] iam_senpai
Hey everyone! I know that Gish and Rumham are busy with moving and whatnot but please be patient with us mods. I will be out of town helping clean out my grandparents house out of state for this entire extended weekend here in the US so if you are waiting for a tag on one of my 8 or so muses I do apologize!

I will get back to you as soon as I'm able.

Any concerns, event ideas, questions and the like please still DM me or the other Mods and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Have a wonderful week/weekend everyone!
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[personal profile] ft_colonel
Hi! Figure I should kinda make an introductory post since it's been a while since I played around here. I usually go by the username Tezca, though my main account is luvjOi I already probably introduced myself last year in another post but I was using an unknowingly rule breaking character that's since been deleted. Hopefully this one is ok lol.

I made another character rp account but I haven't been using it in a while. I did wanted to come back and join the fun again so I decided to make up an account for a fictional character called the Colonel in an more obscure than others game called Freedom Train. It's a BBS(Bullitent Board System) text game that doesn't give a whole lot to the character, just the he is a bar owner and all that. The game doesn't even give a name to him so it's a mystery even to me lol

Also I noticed in other posts about Discord, I'm curious to check that out if you guys have a server. My Discord username is Tezca.
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It's that time again!

I swear next month I'll be on time again you guys. Forgive Senpai here, work has been crazy lately. Excuses aside,

As always--

Disclaimer: I never close old writing prompts form previous months. People can and should be encouraged to post on old month's prompts and I highly encourage players to track these posts to catch stragglers or new people writing on old prompts.

Now. With that out of the way, onto this month's prompts.

May Writing Prompts


1. Mother knows best

2. "Did you see that?!"

3. Your character is thrust into a position where they need to teach someone else a task. Do they excel or are they terrible at it? How and what are obviously up to the mun.

4. "Some day we'll look back on this and laugh."

5. Remembering those who are gone.

Bonus Image Prompt!
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[personal profile] hawkofmay
Hi everyone, I'm Gayle, just returned to RPing after about 4 years with a shiny new pup.

Gwalchmei is a Mabignogion inspired AU/OC-ish Gawain.

With a few added bonuses. Turns out that Lugh the Sun God took a bit of a shine (fnar) to him and while the sun is down he's only mortally strong but while it's up he's....more. Quite a lot more actually. Anti-violence field aside, anyone planning on jumping him (in any sense of the word)might want to wait until sunset! It's tied to the seasons and the lengths of the days as well, so by noon on Summer Solstice he's basically a tank and on Winter Solstice a determined six year old could probably take him out with their pinky finger if he wasn't concentrating.

I'm still trying to work out his voice but I thought I'd introduce myself anyway. Plurk handle is cydonianlady if anyone wants to prod me for plotting shenanigans. Oh and I'm in the UK, so timezones are a joy.
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[personal profile] juststeverogers
Hey everyone!

Thank you all for your patience with the slow progression of the Khan event. I am finally getting back to tagging again and am getting them done as quickly as I'm able. I've been struggling with a lot of IRL issues that have turned into health problems and it's made writing a bit difficult.

I want to stress that I am, in fact, okay. Please don't worry. I'm getting myself back to a better place.

For everyone else who has been just as absent as I have been, I will slowthread this with you forever. Do not ever feel unwelcome or like it's 'too late'.

Thanks to everyone who's participated in this event or helped with it, and thanks very much to Indy for agreeing to let me drag them through this as Khan despite her busy work schedule and time differences. All for now, tags coming :)

- Staci
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[personal profile] whitefrost
Hey all, sorry I haven't been by the Discord! It's getting close to the end of the semester, so all of my classes are murdering me with all of the things. @_@ Because of that, I'm afraid I won't have much free time at all until after May 7th or so, which unfortunately means Hitsugaya's current RPs are on hold and he won't be jumping into the Khan event just yet (if at all).

[personal profile] sumarusfinest and [personal profile] workthroughit - not quite sure about etiquette regarding this, but I guess please let me know here or over PM what you'd like to do regarding his current threads, whether you'd like to wait to pick things up again or if you're fine with stopping there and maybe handwaving details later? I'm totally cool with either option, so no pressure. ^^
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[personal profile] gish
Gish here with your monthly prompts! Here we are in the warming month of April and some new ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Let's get right to 'em!

April Writing Prompts


1. Rebirth.

2. Best of the worst OR worst of the best?

3. "I didn't see that coming."

4. Spring cleaning.

5. The colour green.

And rather than an image prompt, I'm doing my own personal go-to for inspiration and shall provide a song instead!

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[personal profile] rosco_coltrane
Hi! I just want to say sorry for being absent/inactive. I've been pulled in a lot of directions lately. I'm gonna hop right back in and try to get both my characters much more active. :D
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[personal profile] iam_senpai
Hey all!

Sorry for the radio silence on the Villain event for the Nexus. I was out of commission with some IRL stuff and the worst friggin' cold and had to push it back a bit but we are still very much a GO for shit going down in the Nexus! So here's the breakdown of the event.

What: Star Trek villain and newly gifted Red Ring chosen Khan has found some of his crew and has begun a systematic takeover of the Nexus. Note: People WILL be able to get hurt, though the severity will be up to the respective players. But please don't join the event as a combatant and expect to walk away injury free.

Where: He has pinpointed the weakest areas of the Nexus and has begun his assault in the industrial Underbelly sector. Anyone unfamiliar should check out the Locations tab here in the OOC.

Who: Anyone is welcome to participate as they see fit. Got a soldier or a mage who can kick some ass? Come on in. Are you a normal with access to a first aid kit (hint: there are plenty all over the Plaza)? Feel free to arrange triage or help those fleeing get to safety. Dislike the idea of the event? Watch on from the safety of your AV-protected vantage point and laugh maniacally while you stroke your white cat. Or just ignore the event. It's cool.

And most importantly---

When: UPDATE-- RIGHT NOW. CHECK IT OUT. And don't forget! If you're participating in combat message myself or Khan so we can work out if/how much fighters can expect to be hurt. No one is going to do anything without permission but if you show up talking smack, expect minimum to get hit for it.

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