notice: all-new, all-different justice lounge!
Springtime is here which means the JL Mods are doing their annual spring cleaning. As we are planning to ramp up for another exciting summer in the Lounge, we have been reassessing the game’s structure and progress.
About a week ago we’d asked all Players to participate in a feedback survey for the game. We’ve received most people’s replies (and if you haven’t responded yet, let us know and we’ll send you the surveymonkey link again!) and the Mods have discussed all the great feedback and critiques we’ve received. Thank you for your feedback!
Here are some of the ideas we are rolling out for the game:
- A resource main page on the JL blog, which will have links to further RP-related resources. These tips and ideas are specifically designed and customized for our game. Since JL is unique and special and awesome. XD
- The JL Bulletin tumblr, which has gone live! Read the introduction FAQ. Remember - in order to post you must be a JLBulletins tumblr member. If you didn’t get the invite link, contact your Mods with your email address so we can add you. The JL Bulletins is for you!!
- In approximately ONE WEEK: a call out for Player assistance on world-building! The project will entail doing a write-up/photos/description on a location that is specific to your character. Examples: your character’s apartment, workplace, city, favorite hangout, etc.
- In approximately TWO to THREE WEEKS: a game-wide set of fun, low-key plot ideas for character pairs. Mods will pair up participating characters, provide a plot idea for each pairing, and away you thread!
- COMING SOON (ongoing): a how-to guide on RPing for the Justice Lounge! Tips on how to get involved, on how to initiate your own plots and ideas for your characters, on how to run a serious plot, on how to do fun plots, etc.
So far most of this is FYI, except the JL Bulletins. The Mods want the Players to use the Bulletin service, and to use it frequently. If you have any queries about the JL Bulletins process or anything else to do with the Justice Lounge, please send us a fanmail!
Lori & Mags
NOTICE: Justice Lounge OOC Bulletins!
As part of our new initiative push with the game, we’re introducing a new tumblr: Justice Lounge OOC Bulletins!
What’s this about?
- This group needed a centralized place for Players to make posts about the game - game ideas, plot announcement, character developments, etc. This Bulletin tumblr is the answer! It can be used by all of the Players in the game.
Why not use Skype or some other OOC group communication?
- Skype can be too time-consuming and also lends itself to being about personal things rather than game-related. Some Players don’t use Skype. Since everyone in this group uses Tumblr and checks it regularly, having an OOC space on Tumblr seems to be the ideal inclusive space for all Players
Do I have to make posts on this tumblr?
- This Bulletin board is for you, the Players. As we’re trying out this new system, the Mods request that all Players make at least one Player Announcement (or any other bulletin) post every two weeks. This will serve both as an activity check-in and also as a way to get familiar with using the Bulletin board.
How will I post on the JL Bulletins?
- JL Bulletins is a group tumblr and therefore you will all be added to it via your email address. You will be able to post directly through the JL Bulletin blog, just as you would for any sideblog.
plot sitrep: riches
(thanks to flylikearobin for the sitrep writeup!)
-There’s a smuggling ring from Gotham now operating in Blüdhaven.
-Peterson, the cop transferred to Blüdhaven who’d worked on the Gotham case is leading the ring.
-There’s something strange about the “cologne” all the members share that agitates and sparks a nearly uncontrollable rage if too provoked. The “cologne” is connected to the real cat statue.
-The ring has found Fledermaus’ apartment and is planning something with it.
-The copy of the statue given to the ring was not the original.
-The whole exchange seemed to be a trap.
When people respond to the distress call, they’ll find the back quarter of the warehouse destroyed and on fire; Selina’s in the front half. Dick is missing, along with Peterson, but there are clues of him left behind.
And now a ridiculously teal dear yet also sorta brief summary with links:
Very shortly, you’ll be seeing a fanmailed link to a survey hitting your inboxes. Nothing serious or to worry about, just a chance for you to provide some feedback to your Mods!
If you have multiple characters, the link will only be sent to one of them, so make sure you check all of your inboxes. :D
There’s no strict deadline for the poll, but of course sooner is better than later so that we can start addressing your needs and concerns!
Cheers, maggie and Lori
justice lounge astrology
Reply to this post with your char’s birthdate, or check an astrological personality list to see if your character fits it! Unless of course you don’t care about that sort of thing, heh.
Wally West: January 16 (Capricorn)
Cassandra Cain: January 26 (Aquarius)
Lian Harper: February 18 (Aquarius)
Dick Grayson: March 21 (Pisces/Aries)
Mar’i Grayson: March 26 (Aries)
Oliver Queen: April 7 (Aries)
Donna Troy: April 26 (Taurus)
Mia Dearden: May 2 (Taurus)
Zatanna Zatara: May 20 (Taurus)
Ryan Choi: June 1 (Gemini)
Kyle Rayner: July 21 (Cancer)
Stephanie Brown: August 10 (Leo)
Helen Jordan: August 15 (Leo)
Bai Allen: September 10 (Virgo)
Zachary Zatara: October 13 (Libra)
Roy Harper: November 1st (Scorpio)
Damian Wayne: November 20 (Scorpio)
Kate Spencer: December 3 (Sagittarius)
Bruce Wayne: December 24 (Capricorn)
I’ve been eyeing this community for awhile and it looks like it’s a lot of fun. While I am not female, I am what the rules would identify as “queer”.
Anyway, my question is mainly about Hal as I thought of auditioning for him. I know that you guys had one for the longest time and they seemed to have quit about three weeks ago. Is there anything about that Hal that I should keep in mind? I know there had been a lot of character development while they were here. Especially with Kyle and Ollie. If I audition for Hal, I’m not required to pick up where they left off, right? They can basically… pick Hal up from a different point in time? (i.e. somewhere in Brightest Day would be okay as it’s not yet New 52?)
Thanks for taking your time to answer.
Oh good heavens, I found this in the inbox today and while I thought I had answered it, I believe it came at a time when we were getting some similar questions, so I probably missed this in the shuffle! For which I apologize profusely.
To answer your questions in a broad, game policy fashion: when players leave the game, we do our best to scrub the canon that their characters created while with the Justice Lounge. New players who want to pick up those characters get to start afresh, as far as interaction with the game goes (your personal adherence to comics canon is a different thing).
You get to play YOUR version of the character you want, and nobody else’s version is imposed on you, never fear!
Again, I’m SUPER sorry that I missed answering this in a more timely fashion, and if you’re still interested, I hope you check us out!
admin notice: unfollow
Hello Loungers! Please unfollow this character’s tumblr, as the player is no longer in the game:
JUSTICE LOUNGE presents: WEEKEND OF LOVE/HATE!
What - this event (one of hopefully many!) will focus on the love and/or the hate your character feels. These extreme feelings can be directed towards other characters in the game, NPCs in your character’s life, pets, places, food, ideas, things, etc. All your character needs to do is write out messages (love or hate) to someone/something.
When - this whole weekend!
Where - on your character’s tumblr!
How - simply write out a short message (eg: a text, an email, a forum message, a thought said ‘out loud’, a parchment letter written with quill pen by candlelight and sealed in wax delivered by the Pony Express, etc) and post it on your character’s tumblr. Post as many as you like. All posts are considered ‘open rp’, so other characters are free to interact with your messages.
Please tag all posts with: lovehate message
Why - These love/hate messages can be a rant or a rave about anything and anyone. If it’s directed towards another character in-game, all the better! Let your character be as direct or as mysterious as they want! Make a love or a hate post about your chara’s crushes, desires, pet peeves. Funny or serious, grumpy or gushy, it’s all good. Get creative and have fun with it!
notice: trigger warnings and tagging posts
Hello! The last time we went over this was ages ago, so it’s a good time for a refresher (for your mods’ sakes as well)!
Please try to post trigger warnings for the following content: sexual assault, language (racist, sexist, etc.), abuse, gore, extreme violence.
At what point does a ‘mention’ of violence/abuse/etc. need a trigger warning? When it becomes a description, either through the context or the details included about the violence/abuse/etc. itself. A mention of it with no follow-up details doesn’t require a warning.
You are absolutely welcome to include more warnings or more descriptive warnings, but try to use these standard tags (in the given format, which tumblr saviour catches better) first and foremost so that they are clear to all Lounge members!
- sexual assault tw
- language tw
- abuse tw
- extreme violence tw
- gore tw
Please choose some unique tags for your face claim posts and your comic panel posts (and whatever other types you’d like) and make a post in your blog listing them all, so that people who don’t want to see photos or be spoiled by comic panels can tumblr saviour them!
Make sure that if you reblog photos/scans, you tag them accordingly and consistently!
If anybody has specific requests for triggers they’d like to be warned for, or types of posts they’d like people to come up with unique tags for, just send us an ask or reply to this post and we’ll get right on it. :)
Cheers, maggie and lori
WELCOME TO DISNEYWORLD! AU
WHEN: Feb 7-9 weekend
WHERE: chatzy (send us a PM for link/password)
WHAT: Congratulations! You have been hired by the the Disney Parks Talent Casting as one of the illustrious performers at the Disneyworld Themepark. As a talented entertainer, you will be providing all the magic and wonder to all themepark attendees including: performances, private parties, daily tours throughout your park area and more! In your new Disney Life, you have full access to Mickey’s Retreat (rest and rec area for Cast Members and their guests), working 16 hour days with minimal bathroom breaks, and attending countless employee seminars. All your dreams have come true!
HOW: Players can choose whatever Disney ‘cast member’ they want for their characters. First come first serve: there can be only one Belle, one Simba, etc. Downtime will be in Mickey’s Retreat.
admin notice: unfollow
Hello Loungers! Please unfollow this tumblr, as its player has released it due to the new ‘two-main-characters-maximum’ policy:
CHATZY EVENT: THESE DARK FACETS
Plot wrap-up! Your characters can jump into the fray and help good triumph over evil, with a little help from your friends. Kids and their entities! Light versus dark! Surprise aliens! LOTS OF PRETTY COLORS!!!!
When: Weekend of January 25/26
Where: chatzy! (contact us for URL and/or password)
Who: who else? all your characters!