I'm totally not late in posting this, nope. I was totally not distracted at the beginning of the month by not having my glasses for a few days then being sick and playing Tales of Zestiria, nope. <_<
Sorry about that and thanks to a certain someone who poked me about this!
July is here! ... As you've all probably allready noticed. ^^'
So, let's talk!
I'm sure you've all noticed that things have been quiet. Both here and in the Skype chat.
Quiet, but not dead. People still have interest in our little community. The group re-watch we talked about last month has people interested, so we'll be doing that in August.
As previous get togethers for fun have often been on a Friday, we will do it on one of them. Twice, actually. I want to set up two timeslots for this, so we can have a better chance of some of us coming together from various timezones. So technically, it'll be two group-rewatches in one day.
I would like to ask everyone to mention what days they are okay with. Options are the 4th, the 11th, the 18th or the 25th.
So for example "I'm okay witht he 4th, 18th and 25th."
Whatever date get's the most votes by the 1st of August will be the one we pick.
An other thing we'll be doing in August is A.U.G.U.S.T. as mentioned last month.
If you don't know what A.U.G.U.S.T. is, read about it here.
I'm looking forward to see what will come of it this year =D
And last but perhaps the most important: We have a Discord now. You'll find the link if you click on the chat post.
Since people mentioned moving on to Discord from Skype, we've set that up for us to talk and hang out there now. (The Skype groups are not gone away, but we're trying a transition period now.) Come join us for a chat =D
That's all from me for now.
Talk to you all soon hopefully!
And I have totally no idea what news to talk about! Yay! XD
May kinda flew by, it feels like. Who's everyone been watching as of late? It feels like there's currently a lot of focus on solo content, with some group content here and there. So much to do, so little time.
But speaking of time, I think it's time we do some group stuffs again. =)
For one, I'd like to propuse we do an other group-rewatch. Where we come together and watch something as a group, hang out in a call or chat together while we do and have a good time. We pick a topic and some old videos, find a date and just all have a good time. Anyone up for that? And of not, what would YOU like to see us do as a group? Maybe come together to play a game instead? Perhaps we can get something organized for next month.
Let's have some #SaladTime.
Also, friendly reminder: It's June now. That means August is not that far of.
We'll be doing an other round of A.U.G.U.S.T. in August again, as not everyone who expressed their interest in this last year was able to participate. - I'm givin' y'all a bit more time in advance to plan and prepare for that this time around. ;)
If you don't know what A.U.G.U.S.T. is, read about it here.
As always, feel free to talk about whatever in the comments. Talk to you all soon, I hope!
Greetings. It's May.
Let's talk about that for a second, shall we? Because news in the Mindcrack world have been rather quiet, there is not a lot to talk about there.
So how's your May? I've heard some people are in the middle of finals. (Good luck to eveyone who is!)
Then there's also Mothers Day which just happened.
And....uhm... I'm sure there other things to talk about that are happining right as we speak! Or, well, type. Let us know! =D
In Mindcrack (and similar) Terms:
How'd you enjoy the last charity UHC? Two events from that will froever go down in UHC history! I'll forever remmeber it fondly because of that. Who's perspective did you follow live(or watched first if you saw it later?)
Did you hear that the Agrarian Skies crew finished up TerraFirmaCraft Reloaded and has moved on to a diffrent modpack called Invasion? If not, you might want to give it a look. It's somewhat like 7 Days to Die in Minecraft, but also not quite. And they're all more or less equally clueless about the mods in it and how to use them. Never before has the playing field been this even and it shows! And with dangers lurking about that you don't know, Teamwork is more important then ever!
I've also heard that the popular Mario Cart series is switching over to the new version on the Nintendo Switch. I don't follow that particular series, but if you do this might be something to keep an eye out for. =) [For all I know it has allready started XD]
In minorly unrelated news: Hermitcraft has started a new Season for their server. There is lots of activity and some new faces around! You might be interested to hear that Doc, Beef, Etho and BdoubbleO(one of said new faces) have teamed up and are up to no good/great tasks!
Welcome to April 2017.
We're past Aprils Fools now, so no trolling here. All honest discussions. ^-^
First up the most important thing: I sure hope you're not tired of UHC yet after the conclusion of season 28, because there's an other one just on the horizon. Mark your calenders and put some content of your wallets asside for the following date:
April 15th. As you may have quessed this in fact is the next Charity UHC that will be livestreamed by the participants.
Now, question time: What do you get when the following three stars align:
1 - Guude is on vacation
2 - Coestar has reinstalled GTA 5
3 - Avidya loves the car racing part of GTA 5
If your guess was that Avidya would join Coe for a few Stream-A-Day's then you are correct.
But better yet: he is also streaming himself. Yes, you read that correctly.
A few days ago now he held a test stream in which he stated that he had fully inteneded to never stream again, but the things above happened and well... there he was. He thanked the handfull crazy people who have stayed subbscribed to a streamer who hadn't streamed in about a year and although this will likely not continue for an extended period of time, it is raher nice while it lasts. His YouTube channel may be gone, but the man himself is not and we can look forward to the perhaps ocasional stream here and there in the future. =D
In fact, for the last few nights he has been playing not only with some of his viewers, but also with Coe and Breon - and lately even Kurt.
So take that bit of positivity with you for this month and have a good time with whatever you are up to. =D
That's it from my side for now. Should further topics arise during the month or if you think I missed something, let me know and I'll include it.
Happy April Everyone! We don't need to be fools to enjoy it. =)
March 23-25 the ExtraLife United anual gaming tournament will take place.
Nebris, Pakratt, SethBling, Sevadus and Zisteau will be there.
Nebris had to cancle due to injuring his back. Stupd back injury of injustice. :(
THIS JUST IN!
I hope you all finished watching season 27 because
UHC 28 just released the first episodes!!
Guys. It's March.
I totally relized that at the start of march and not only just now when I was thinking about things I'd have to include in the next Discussion Post.
So yeah! Welcome to March, everyone!
We're still in the beginning phase of the year, and it seems to be a phase of change.
- UHC 27 came and went! - It was the first FFA in a long time and had a very special twist!
- Kurt is moving! - No, I don't mean he's going west in FLoB; he's moving IRL.
- Actually, MC is moving too! - End of one Era, beginning of a new one.
- Jsano is now a dad! - The newest member of his family sure does look adorrable. =D
- Also, it's official now: Avidya deleted his YouTube channel. - Please see his response on the reddit for the reasons.
Also, with lots of people focusing on school right now: what are some major changes in your life currently?
Welcome to February, eveyone. =)
January has been a quiet month for the community, due to the fact that most of us are either hibbernating or very, very busy with other things. Or even with working behind the scenes. ^^
So I'll keep this months topics short.
For one, Valentines Day is coming up soon. Do you have any stories planned for it? =) Or how about something of a completelyl diffrent genre to counteract all those chocolates, flowers and random cure gifts they try to sell you in stores these days? (Then again, I don't think I actually saw anything like that lately. It's all easter stuff here. <.<')
And for those among us who are very busy right now: do you still find time to watch any of the Mindcrackers? If so, who do you watch and what have they been up to? Share with us, so we know what we're missing out on. =D
UHC season 27 is underway.
Go here to find everyones perspective.
No spoilers, but I think the twist this time will make for some interesting situations! =D
We have officially made it to 2017! ...a few days ago. XD'
How is everyone? Did you have a good start so far? Any New Year's resolutions you made that you want to share with us?
We haven't had a on-site chat since November. December was busy.
The Prompt Swap came and is actually still running. We've had some good entries so far and we can look forward to a coupple more. =)
And the Mindcrackers are busy with many things as well.
Did you hear about...
- the Prank done to Pause on the server, by Beef, Kurt and Etho?
- CriminalForHire, who showed up in response to this? So far their identity is still a mystery, but we know it's neither Pause nor Pak.
- how Guude joined Team Canada in their Don't Starve Together series?
- that the Golf With Your Friends IRL videos are now uploaded and just as fun as we hoped?
- the fact that FLoB reached it's season goal?
- all things Zeldathon?
- and everything else that has been going on? =)
I hope to hear from lots of you throughout 2017. =D
I don't think most of the new people will recognize me or my name, but I used to post fics a while ago. I've tried to keep up with all the great stories and people coming and the people that have left, and to try and keep writing on my various fics, but unfortunately, with the way that both Mindcrack and this group have changed, the lack of will to write and the way my job has turned out to be (and the quality of the internet I have access to there), I will take my leave of the group. I'll still be in the skype chat, as quiet as it is.
Keep the torch bright!
Enjoy 14 tracks of the audio-book format of some of the works this community has created!
( Read more... )
I've been inactive long enough here, and involved enough with other fandom and not-fandom things, that I'm basically considering myself sort of "mod emeritus" here and leaving the rest. So my account will be here still, listed as a mod and the original owner, but I'm not making any guarantees that I'm checking, and removing myself from any not-Dreamwidth Mindcrack Love/Salad type external things. (And yes, I'll update the rules soon to match - tl;dr contact the Actual Mods if you have any concerns.)
I don't have the time or energy to remember to check Mindcrack stuff anymore, which is tragic, but happens. I trust the rest of my mod team dearly, and they've clearly run a very capable ship. Feel free to run stuff by them, and remove me from server whitelists or Skype chats as need be.
If you'd like to see what I'm up to now (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, German soccer, running a tiny roguelike developer convention, living/eating/drinking far too much in New York City, working data science in healthcare, upping my femme presentation game, exploring the possibilities and challenges of ethical nonmonogamy...) I'm on Twitter as @kawaiidragoness and Reddit as /u/kawatan.
I am also going to PAX East again this year if you'd like to say hi in person, and if it's on Sunday I'll probably still attend the Mindcrack panel and/or stop by the booth. And I might still occasionally moderate Nebris' Twitch if he ever streams again or make jokes to him on Reddit (and yes we're still friends!) But other than that, don't expect Mindcrack/LP/Twitch content from me. :P
I'm so glad this fandom is chugging along and even growing, and I'm sorry I'm not prioritizing it the way I did three years ago or so. All the best. <3
Welcome to prompt swap #14!
There hasn’t been one of these for the past few months, so I’m going to make one, because these really helped bring life to the salad. That aside:
Sign up by posting a comment here with a prompt - it can be one, or two or more, something unique or something that someone's written before. You can do this until January 12th.
On January 12th this prompt will be given randomly to one of the other people who submits a prompt, and you will be given the prompt of another person who signs up. All of the participants will then written one of the prompts from the list they have been sent, to be submitted before the deadline of January 19th (one week after prompts are sent).
There's no regulations to the prompts other than if you choose to include one NSFW, please also include one SFW so that those who are uncomfortable writing NSFW have an alternative. And, similarly, some people do not write shipping, so if you post a prompt with shipping, an alternative would also be nice, or including a variant that isn't shipping - or at a minimum don’t be disappointed if what’s written doesn’t include shipping.
On January 12th (one week from this being posted) I will pm everyone with your assignment, so PLEASE have your PMs turned on. Go to Settings -> Privacy -> DW Private Messages -> Have it selected to "Registered Accounts"!
And please put time and effort into these pieces! If you're writing, don't make them less than 500 words, but even longer would be even better! Please post them on Salad by, if not before January 19th! Also, make sure to tag your stories/art (you can do either/or) as "fanfiction"/"fanart" AND "prompt swap".
To those of you who have done this before:
Just this once you can sign up even if you didn’t complete your last prompt swap assignment. It’s been three months, so you deserve another chance and I don’t want to exclude, like, half of salad, but this does not mean that not completing your assignment is okay. If you sign up for this, you're committing yourself to finishing your side of the prompt swap by the end date or at least close to it. It's not fair for those who do complete their prompt swap to not get something in return.
If you forget who you were assigned too and you've lost the email, just go back to the older Prompt Swap threads and pick a prompt that's not your own and write it! It still has to be tagged "prompt swap" and "fanfiction" as always.
In the words of the previous mod,
Have fun and enjoy creating something!
Anyways. I would have put this on the general discussion forum on the beta service site, but the most recent post was in December, so it seems to me it has been abandoned...
( I have doubts about even posting this )
Some problems had occured to me that rendered my activity on the Mindcrack community to be in vain for the last half year.
I am still updating SH:BA, but not in an extensive way since I have learned not to gouge out reading material in such a short time, but you have to ponder about its quality too.
I might leave again, dunno, but I'll try my bestest to stay and be active on this community a bit more.
By all means drop by and give the fics a read :D Post some of your own, discuss Lords and other series, just like here :3
Anywho, TDScott and I are trying to assemble a group for GMod games. Anyone interested? (Fair warning, I shall probably record it).
If you be interested, pm me or Scott on Dreamwidth or Skype.