Most Likely A Goodbye

Friday, May 6th, 2016 09:03 pm
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[personal profile] giggleworthy
Hey guys!

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!

~spAz/giggles

Best wishes.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 10:24 pm
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Hello, beautiful people.

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
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Nobody has made note of this yet, so I thought I would!

Kurt has stated that if we raise a certain amount of money, I think it's 3,000 dollars, by the end of the year, he will get a tattoo! It's gonna be the original minecraft logo. Here's the link for the video he talked about it in for all the info!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hpbnsoydhg

I think it's an awesome idea, what about you guys?
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 Salad Secret Santa sign-ups for 2015 are now closed and assignments have been sent via email so be sure to check your inbox. If it's neither there nor in the spam folder, be sure to send me a message so it can be sorted out.

Also a reminder that all gifts must be posted to mindcracklove by the 1st of January 2016.

The Sticky Post

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 01:06 pm
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Since I'm not an admin with adminny powers I can't go about stickying new posts so I'll just edit this one.
We're all a bit late to go buying them because limited time only, but we, the salad, in all our leafy green glory made it onto the Mindcrack 5 year anniversary shirt. And as, what these days is considered a long-time salader, I just wanna say how proud I am of us making it onto the shirt. While we may not be as big or active as we used to be, this community has and still does mean a lot to me and has had a major impact in my life over the past few years. And for this community to be representative enough of one of the MIndcrackers for them to choose the salad to be their symbol on the shirt, or for the community in general to be considered an important enough part of mindcrack's broader community to get a mention, it just makes me very proud to be a part of the salad.

And MC, or should I say [personal profile] definitelynotmc if you specifically chose salad to represent you, over the plethora of other things you're known for (zeldathon, nintendo games, lapis, etc) and it wasn't a general reference such as the eiffel tower for minecon paris, then have a group hug and a bowl of cookies on behalf of all of the salad. <3

There's no high quality pictures of the shirt's design floating around that I could find, but I did circle where the salad bowl is on this image.



Salad Secret Santa

Reminder to all secret santa participants that your gift must be posted by the 1st of January.

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Fun fact: rich text mode works on mobile too )
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A reminder that *all* fanfics and well...everything really, needs to be put under a cut, no matter how long it is.

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I hadn't seen this mentioned here, or anywhere outside of tumblr truth be told, so here I am bringing it up. For those of you who enjoy our lovely Buffalo Wizards, there is now another Salad section for them

[link]


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

Prompt Swap Update!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 12:21 pm
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Prompt Swaps will now be located in the FIC GAMES section of the Salad Beta Forums. I will still be contacting you here (although, if PMS are off, I will try that PM system) and you will still be posting here, but the main starter thread will be on the Beta Forum.

Prompt Swap #5 is up now! Click here to participate!

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Hello friend! Remember when I posted that thing about a Mindcrack Beta forum? The response was very positive and so I finally managed to get some time to myself to set it up!

[link]

Now, before you go rushing off an making an account, please make sure you read the RULES and FAQ pages.

Please try and make your account name the same as your account name here. It just helps avoid confusion. If I feel the need, I may contact you here on dreamwidth to make sure that it's your account on the beta site. PLEASE HAVE MESSAGES ENABLED, you have no idea how many times I've gone to message someone here on Dreamwidth only to find that they have pms turned off. Please note, if you deliberately take someone else's username then I will instantly ban you.

Mods here and those in charge of the previous Beta , please message me on skype once you have created an account there, if you intend to do so, and message me your username on the beta forum. Having confirmed that, I'll then moderate you there too, that way we're all on the same page and such :3

(It was just discovered that you can't use symbols in the usernames, thats okay, just go with the closest thing to your username if you can <3 )

If you have any questions, feel free to post them here, or in the help section on the forum site. If you're wondering why there's no banner, its because I haven't gotten around to making one yet :P Work in progress!
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Hello fellow Salad eaters. I'm here to talk to you today about a very important subject for all your fic writers out there.

I've been considering setting up a BETA READER & PLANNING FORUM for Salad. What this means is that people would be able to go there and ask for someone to give their fic a quick check over for anything from spelling errors, to inconsistencies, or offer their services to do the same. They would also be able to post planning threads there for upcoming fics if they need a little extra help, get some feed back and such.

The general boards offered would probably look like this:

GENERAL INFORMATION SUBFORUM:
F.A.Q
Rules
Etc

BETA READER SUBFORUM:
Beta Reader Wanted
Beta Readers Available
Closed Beta Reader Threads

FIC PLANNING SUBFORUM
SFW Fic Planning
NSFW Fic Planning
Orphaned Ideas
Prompt Swap? Fic Games?
 

This would be a huge thing for Salad and I genuinely believe it could help so many people here, there's no shame in asking for help. I always ask someone to check over my work before I post it, even just to check that the piece flows right and comes out as I intended it to, and not some jumbled up mess. Beta Readers are the editors of the fic world, and no published author would ever skip the stage of using an editor. It's always a good idea to use one.

Anyway you get the idea. What do you guys think? It's really important that you leave your view below, please do so. Would you use it? Any ideas to add? Etc etc.
[personal profile] apositi
THE BETA SERVICE IS NOW DEFUNCT. PLEASE USE THE BETA FORUMS INSTEAD.

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Hey folks!

For those of you who don't quite realize due to the icon, I'm the original creator of this community. (Most people here will call me 'Ms. Mod' or 'Kawa'.) I'm here to answer some questions that have been asked lately and offer clarifications about my own vision for this community.

I created this community almost two years ago (erhmahgehrd!) as an alternative to the subreddit, a place where I could express thoughts I didn't want to express over there in a format I was personally comfortable with. At the time, I was working part time in a data entry job that allowed me to listen to Youtube at work, so I had lots of time to listen to videos and generally interact with Mindcrack.

And yes, some of those thoughts were fanfiction; some were shippy, and some of those thoughts were both shippy and smutty (NSFW link for the second one). I have a background of even more obviously real person fandom under a different username, so I was personally comfortable with it. A lot of people at Reddit weren't comfortable with the idea, even within the clearly fantastical setting of video games, so I didn't want those thoughts expressed there.

But some of those thoughts weren't fanfic at all, and a lot was just me watching stuff and having a place to talk about it.

We've grown in a big way, partially because the Mindcrackers themselves have become more and more overt about knowing who we are which makes us easier to find. We've been mentioned in every Zeldathon in the past two years, plus more podcasts and tweets than I can count. I know not everyone likes the attention, but it's clear that at least some Mindcrackers (looking at you, MC and Vechs!) check on us regularly and like what we do! And I, for one, really appreciate that.

I've also had some major changes in my life - I've had two job changes (with major moves) in that interval, one huge family health crisis, and various other events that I'm not willing to share, plus other fandoms that mean a lot to me have started having major activity again. I'm now finally seeing the benefits of my advanced degree, working full time at a job that challenges and excites me. This does mean that I don't have the time for absorbing Mindcrack canon like I used to, sadly, so I feel really behind when trying to catch up. Luckily, I have a fantastic mod team who I trust - thank you so much to [personal profile] red_wolf and [personal profile] scaredykitty for being wonderful.

So I'd like to reiterate: shippy or not, fanfic or not, all these things are part of this community. This is exactly why I changed the byline to an alternate Mindcrack community: all this was meant to be was an alternative to the subreddit, and it's been doing that in style. Yes, we are ship-friendly, fanfic-friendly, probably the first and most active place to do so for this fandom: but things that don't fit that mold always have been and always will be part of what we are.

I'd also like to reiterate that this is a fan-made community, and what you make of it is your own. I don't want to censor people or make them feel unwelcome in any way, shape, or form, and I want to encourage people to be part of it in any way they feel fit. Want to revive Group Rewatch? Want to make Work in Progress Wednesdays or Teaser Thursdays alongside the already fan-made Sunday chat posts? YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS, AND YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL LIKE YOU CAN'T.

It is not the mod team who made the "external Salad things" happen: Skype chats, Minecraft servers, other communities here or on Tumblr or wherever: It is perfectly reasonable to have more places than just this Dreamwidth be alternatives to Youtube comments and the subreddit. We are not competing with each other, just making there be a variety of places to show our love and support of Mindcrack.

Just continue to be excellent to each other, follow the rules, and have fun. I'm proud of this community, of all we've made together, and I hope for many more years of fun and fandom from you all.

Love,
Ms. Mod

New Season

Friday, July 4th, 2014 03:11 pm
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Apparently on the 19th, there's a new season/server starting. We're waiting on what the second news will be.

My guess? New members for new server/season.

Edit - Okay, my guess was right. Time to add a Sevadus tag!
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Alright guys! It's UHC time once again and the hype has reached great heights!

Since we have so many new members you haven't been around here during UHC season, I figured I'd give you guys a reminder of the rules on here.

  • To respect the fact that people watch Youtube videos on different schedules, please use spoiler tags as much as possible, especially with Ultra Hardcore and related events. Copy and paste the code in the box to create spoiler text!


~ Quote from Mindcrack_Love Account (Mod Kawa) from offical rules post.

I have added a new tag to help users avoid spoilers. (Tag: Spoiler Warning) If you are creating a post about UHC, be sure to tag it using the spoiler tag and the event: Ultrahardcore tag.

Be sure to follow the rules. Any violations of the rules will be dealt with by the mods.

With all that rules stuff out of the way, have a great UHC!

Current Posts about UHC 17:


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THE BETA SERVICE IS NOW DEFUNCT. PLEASE USE THE BETA FORUMS INSTEAD.

Read more... )

Sunday Chat

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 09:07 pm
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Salad Server Whitelist Changes

Pause read fanficton on stream!!! And it wasn't even on Salad. Apparently there's fic on wattpad. It's official. The kinky people hang out on wattpad.

More like saturday chat but by the time you see this it'll probs be sunday in some part of the globe. give this 10 mins for nz at least. But who even cares I'm the one who posts this  thing and
 I have lots of things to talk about so sue me.

Not really gonna talk about events in salad or Mindcrack today. Instead, I've got some more general and even a couple of meta things to talk about. So here we go. (Also, happy b-day, Kurt!)

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