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05 October 2006 @ 12:10 am
My name is Alicia and I represent a charity project called the One Million Masterpiece.
We are aiming to make the largest collaborative artwork in history while raising $6 million US dollars for five different charities.
In July next year, the collaborative artwork will be unvieled at an exclusive art gallery in London.
I'm plugging this because I thought that you guys might be interested.
All you have to do is sign up and draw a picture for the project. There is an option to sign up for free, or you can donate to the cause.
You don't need any particular talent for drawing, though I assume that many of you do hold such talent.

www.theonemillionmasterpiece.com Livejournal Community

Thank you for your time
Alicia Thompson
The One Million Masterpiece
16 December 2005 @ 05:59 pm
Alrighty folks, I went ahead and created a new community on Greatestjournal. There was some debate between myself, Sabby, Kate, Day and Heather (those I could get ahold of easily) about names, but in the end I got impatient and created it. I think it's a name nobody will have strong objections too. I was aiming for something potterish, latin (in keeping with dramatis personae), and 'mature' (i mean, teh horcrux hunt omg kthnx probably wouldn't be suitable..) so now, without further ado... :

Fiat Nox

The latin means 'let there be darkness'. The mod journal (which'll be involved with the maintenance of the place) is Nox Mods. There's also a journal for owls (noxowls) and for ooc banter (noxooc).

The idea behind having seperate communities is to not get overly confused. As long as you keep your FLists regularly updated, it won't have to be confusing (basically we'll run off our own friends lists, rather than the community friends list). Fiatnox will be used for thread rps, posting AIM rps, and general in characterness, noxowls will be used for owl correspondance and packages between characters, and noxooc will be used for announcements, posting your characters profile, etc etc.

Now, who's helping me mod? I know Sabby is - Kate, did you say you were keen, too? I think a mod squad of about three would be good. I'm planning on creating an email account exclusively for mods, so that we can all access profile applications etc etc, so whenever any of us have time, we can update stuff.

We also need pretty graphics, and a pretty layout. Volunteers?

You'll see we've already accepeted 'blackmillicent' to fiatnox. That's Heather, back, again, as Milli. Basically as soon as you want to create character journals, you're more than welcome to do so. I don't need applications from anyone who is taking up a role they already play (for example millicent, lavender, snape, tonks, etc). However it would probably be helpful if you did write a profile (once I post the outline on the userinfo) so that when new players join, they know what your character is about.

phew, i think thats it. I'm also going to create a simple website for the game, and upload it to ravenoak.org. :)


04 December 2005 @ 01:46 am


This concerns everyone.

I've talked to a few people about this (if you weren't one of them, i'm sorry - i've had problems catching some of you online, since we're all so busy). As you've probably all noticed, DP is pretty much dead. Other than the flurry of posts from Lola, recently, and a few posts from Beth, nobody has really done anything in weeks (literally). I don't know whether this just stems from business, from disinterest, from lack of contact between players, or possibly all three, but I do know that it makes me sad. I like what we have here, in DP. I like you guys. You're a great group of players, and I don't want to give you all up!

That said, I think something really needs to be done with DP so it's once again somewhere that we WANT to come and enjoy ourselves. Not a chore, but a pleasant pass-time.

That said, i've come up with the following notion. Feel free to leave your ideas and comments below, but i'm pretty much resigned to this (as are others). I think it's either got to be 'do something drastic with DP' or kill DP in the ass, because i've worked too long and hard with this community to have it fade away innocuously.

I suggest we completely revamp DP. Possibly even give it a different name. I suggest we set it post HBP, so we're more on track with canon (because I think maybe some of the lack of potterishness we experience here is because we are SO AU now it's not even funny. Given that we've not followed canon since POA).

I suggest that we all stick to canon characters where possibly, and toss OCs. That or keeps OCs to a minimum. I realise i'm the main culprit here, so if we go ahead and do this, I plan to drop Star, Demise, Maghnus, Angeline etc etc and maybe take up a few minor Hogwarts characters, who are named but not described in the books (god knows there are plenty of these!).

I know some of you won't be fond of this idea, but the problem (to me) seems to be that we have too many plots extended four years + back, that many of us either don't remember, or weren't around for, etc etc - DP canon has become very very hard to follow, and as a result is mostly relationship-based and quite frankly, well...a little boring. new characters would give us a chance to extend ourselves, a chance to interact with each other on new levels, and most of all a chance for us to really get back to writing again.

If this were to happen, all those who had canon characters and were happy to keep them would/could stay in those roles. Kate, for example, is happy to continue playing Severus, Lupin and Tonks. I'd be thrilled if the rest of you stayed on in your present roles (i'd hate to lose Millicent, Heather!), but I understand if you would prefer to drop them. To be honest, it's gotten to the stage where we do/will NEED a regular trio, regular Draco, etc etc. If DP#72597295 actually happens, i'm hoping we can promo like the dickens and get a whole heap of new players. It'll be less confusing for them, as we won't have to explain four years worth of AU canon.

So, please - comment below! I hope you'll all be ameanable to this, as I do truly want to keep playing with each and every one of you.

Oh, one last point - were we to go ahead and do this, i'd suggest shifting to GJ (potentially) and making the game thread-based, or at least thread AND aim based. We are all very busy, and in vastly different timezones, and that makes playing with some people very difficult. I think we all deserve the oppertunity to by IC with everyone in the comm, not just a handful of people.

Oh, one last last point :P - I am taking volunteers for mods. I REFUSE TO DO THIS ALONE! :P

Much much MUCH love, and I do hope you'll all reply to this (soon!)


07 November 2005 @ 03:37 pm

Friday, September 13th

(finally. sorry guys.)

If anyone has plot ideas, (major ones, that is) feel free to post them so we can work stuff out. I think we all need something big (but not too stressfull) to motivate us to post. maybe. Am i right? :)
17 October 2005 @ 03:17 pm

Thursday, September 12th

07 October 2005 @ 07:51 pm

Wednesday September 11th

03 October 2005 @ 04:01 pm

Tuesday, September Tenth

Once again, I think it's time for a bit of a check up/roll call. if you no longer want to participate in the game, or play a certain character, please comment and let us know.

If you still want to continue with the game, and your character, also comment and let us know. plzkthnx.

notification of extended absences is appreciated, also.
25 September 2005 @ 02:46 am

Monday, September Ninth

(We need to see a few more journal entries from certain characters, people :P - also, Allie, Sab, join up as all your old characters, you are 100% IN babies. Also also, Lols, I think you and I should have plot discussions some time soon. I hear you've been rping over email with Rhin so I think maybe you and I should do the same kind of thing (if you're up for it!). Also also also, someone needs to figure out why certain characters STILL aren't appearing on the friends list. snivellusnomore, for example. ITS WEIRD AND UNNATURAL! HELP!)

I love you all!
17 September 2005 @ 12:17 am

Sunday, September Eighth

Friendly reminder: If you haven't sent in your Professor journal usernames, please do.
12 September 2005 @ 01:32 pm

Who wants their Gryffindor characters to be on the quiddich team? I don't think any of the games will actually be RPed.. I'll be taking ideas on what the outcome of the season should be and what was said/played during the game and yadda yadda, but I doubt there will be any actual real time required by anyone on the 'team'.

- B
09 September 2005 @ 07:30 pm

Saturday, September Seventh

02 September 2005 @ 03:46 am

Friday, September Sixth

28 August 2005 @ 06:17 pm
sorry that i haven't been updating, i'm going to try harder but i'm not getting as much alone time with the computer as i thought i would, dad has to do work or something.
i am still alive and still want to play tho

26 August 2005 @ 11:39 am

Thursday, September the Fifth

(Also, just so you all know, my hotmail and msn accounts have been hacked so I won't be on MSN much (if at all) until all that's been ironed out....if it gets ironed out. In the mean-time, I am on AIM sporadically, but yes...)
20 August 2005 @ 02:55 am
Wednesday, September Fourth.
14 August 2005 @ 12:15 am

Tuesday, September the Third.

Sorry, i'm a bit late on this one. Been rushed off my feet -_o
11 August 2005 @ 08:42 pm
ANOTHER oldbie wants back in!

Please vote on ALLIE! :DCollapse )

Am I to take it that we all say yes to Sabby?
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
09 August 2005 @ 05:06 pm
You guys may be quite excited by this ( I know I am... ):

A long awaited application (for the votin'!) Collapse )

May sign on as different characters...(old favorites ;) ) if accepted....vote, minions!
07 August 2005 @ 12:49 pm
All right, kiddies. There are still a few of you that need to tell me which Hogwarts staff member you'd like to take on.

Kia - Sinistra
Ash -Trelawney.
Lola - Pomfrey
Day - Sneevely

If you haven't picked, please do. I still need journals so I can add em to the comm. Once you give those to me, I'll extend invites for your character to be added to the comm. I've sent an invite to Lols for Pomfrey. If you don't know the addy to accept linkes, it's http://www.livejournal.com/manage/invites.bml

Thanks guys!

Binns - History of Magic teacher  - Ghost

Argus Filch - Caretaker 

Firenze - Divination teacher - Centaur  

Filius Flitwick - Charms teacher - Head of Ravenclaw House 

Rubeus Hagrid - Care of Magical Creatures - Keeper of the Keys and Grounds 

Rolanda Hooch - Flying teacher - Quidditch referee 

Minerva McGonagall - Transfiguration Teacher - Head of Gryffindor House

Irma Pince -  Librarian 

Vector (witch) - Arithmancy teacher 
05 August 2005 @ 06:25 am
Monday, September 2.