Nearly everybody gets twitterpated... || February 2020 Feb 2, 2020 14:42:01 GMT -6 Bandit, maxx, and 1 more like this
Post by wish on Feb 2, 2020 14:42:01 GMT -6
Yes. Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: you're walking along, minding your own business. You're looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden, you run smack into a pretty face. Woo-woo! You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head's in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather; and before you know it, you're walking on air. And then you know what? You're knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head!
Gosh. That's awful.
Hi all,VALENTINES DAY CONTEST --
We are excited to announce that The Apostles has been open and consistently active for six months! The site has flourished more than we ever imagined; and for that, we have our wonderful member base to thank.
We greatly appreciate all of the hard work, ideas, and creativity that our members pour into the site. We would not exist without them! So we sincerely send our thanks!
As staff, we hope to continue to provide a fun and relaxed environment that celebrates the warriors universe and incites collaborative creativity between our members.
Additionally, February marks several site updates, including an Activity Check, a Valentines Day Contest, and our first Half-moon. Make sure to read about the details listed below.
We also want to welcome Kazuko , @aria , crbstal , milkmellow , fawnkit , and varfaris to the site! If you need to catch up on plot information visit Island Timeline for an in-depth account of our lore and recent in-character events.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact a staff member on the site or on the discord.
What is it? The Valentines Day Contest will run from February 2, 2020 to March 13, 2020 and focus on threads between characters in a romantic relationship. Members will need to coordinate with each other to create romantic, lovey dovey, sickly sweet, ooey-gooey threads. The thread can vary in content, it must, however, relate to the stupidly cute theme.ADVERTISING CONTEST UPDATE --
What are some theme ideas? Threads can relate to the theme in a variety of ways. For example, cats can confess their love for one another, or feel absolutely twitterpated with new-leaf on the horizon. Cats can be awfully awkward with one another or be equally, awfully, forward with one another about their uncontrollable desires
Characters can also use this contest as a reason to start a plotted or unexpected romance or already established romances can use this contest to strengthen their bond or contribute to their kit thread count.
What if I don't have a cat in a romantic relationship?
Then start one.Use this opportunity to plot with another member on the site or discord! New relationships are 100% encouraged for this contest.
What are the rules? Valid entries must be created from February 2, 2020 and finished by March 13th, 2020. Old threads cannot be entered. Threads can only have two characters (a third character can be used to assist or start the thread but this must be minimal interaction).
Characters cannot be entered more than once (ie. Yewthorn the slut). However, members can enter more than once with different characters. Valid threads must also be at least six posts in length to be considered finished.
The threads must be romantic and stupidly cute in nature. We want to use this contest as an opportunity to throw some positivity out there in the site, so break-up threads or sad, tearful, lonely threads do not count (characters can start sad, but it must end happy).
While sensual or seductive threads are valid for the contest, the threads must also remain PG-13 in content.
Threads must contain [contest] - or a variation - in the title.
How do we determine who wins? Staff will collect the finished contest threads and announce them in a final contest announcement; and then from March 16, 2020 to March 22, 2020, members will vote on which thread won. If there are ties, we will continue to vote down until there is a clear winner.
What do we win? The winning member will receive a
romantic weekend getaway to the actual Apostles Islands. Both members will receive some artwork from wish of both of their characters in love, as well as a custom litter roll.
This means both members will receive a custom litter roll each and can use it on any future litter.
The custom litter roll will allow the member to pick the litter size, genders, health, build, and appropriate coat colors (this means it has to be realistic based on the parents).
Questions? Direct all questions to a staff member here or on the discord.
Congratulations to catalysta ! She won the Advertisement Contest by a landslide. We sincerely appreciate the effort you put into the contest, and a staff member will contact you, so you can select your IC prizes. Cheers!NEW SITE FEATURE UPDATE --
When we announced the Advertisement Contest, we also hinted at a new site feature. Due to some RL busyness, we were unable to finish the feature in time.ACTIVITY CHECK --
That said -- it should be announced sometime this month. It has been coded into the forum, we, however, still need to finish some of the other work for the feature. We thank our members for their patience! Hopefully, we can announce it soon.
Our second Activity Check will run from February 2, 2020 to February 21, 2020. Members have until then to comment on the this thread with the form below.CHARACTER AGEING --
The check will allow us to see if any High Positions need to be replaced, rematch mentor and apprentice combinations, and archive inactive finished and unfinished characters and threads.
Activity Check Form:
[b]Member Name:[/b] YOUR NAME HERE
[b]Character Name(s)[/b] LIST CHARACTERS HERE
[b]Other:[/b] INCLUDE ANY OTHER NOTES HERE (Character ageing, gathering request, etc.)
Members who do not post in the activity check will have their characters and current threads archived. We will not delete characters on the off chance a member returns.
Characters in a High Position will lose their rank and be demoted to a lower status. Members who return with a High Position will not be able to return to their former rank.
Once the activity check is finished, we will announce the new available High Positions and reassign mentors and apprentices accordingly.
Based on our increased activity in January, all characters will age up one moon this month. Staff will automatically update the allegiances, while members are responsible for updating their own character biographies.FIRST HALF-MOON --
If apprentices are reaching warrior status age, make sure to schedule some training threads with their mentor or another warrior, so that they can become warriors.
Once this criteria is met, post in the appropriate ceremony request thread (each clan and tribe has their own). The Thistleclan apprentices will receive a mass warrior ceremony closer to mid to end-of-the-month February.
Our first Half-moon will start on February 14, 2020. All medicine cats and their apprentices are required to attend the half-moon. We will announce more information on the half-moon as we approach the actual date.SIDE-WIDE PLOT AND PATROLS --
FUTURE UPDATES --
Check out this month's patrols!
The plot information remains relatively the same as it was in January. Tensions remain high between Redwoodclan and Lichenclan. After the battle, Redwoodclan is torn between loyalty to their clan, and their frustrations with Finchstar and Orchidsahde’s absence during the battle. Some Redwoodclan warriors are unsure if their clan should continue to help the tribe.
Lichenclan also faces internal conflict. While some warriors support Minnowstar and Hemlockheart, and their effort to create a stronger and more powerful Lichenclan, others fear for their own safety and future within the clan as Minnowstar launches more brutal attacks on Redwoodclan and administers harsher punishments on her disloyal warriors. Talks of rebellion have been heard within the caves.
Thistleclan continues to face an unusual increase of rogue activity near the northern border and within their territory. In addition to this, foxes continue to be scented and found within the coniferous forest. While Redwoodclan and Lichenclan continue to fight in the west, Thistleclan has decided to omit themselves from the conflict and focus on their issues.
The tribe is on the mend for the first time in moons due to the herbs that Orchidshade carried over the island. That said -- the sickness has not been entirely cured and requires further assistance. While Redwoodclan has treated the tribe with kindess, some tribe cats are fearful from the news Hemlock has shared with the tribe about the other clans’ distrust and hostility.
While we continue to work on the new site feature, we have also started a Newbie Guide for the site. We hope that the guide will help new members participate in the site and remain active after their initial arrival.
We also have a few rewrites planned for the clan information thread, so it better matches how the clans have transformed since we opened in September. We also have new-leaf slotted for some time mid-March.
Here's to another active month!
The Apostles Staff