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Fandom High!
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You can find us at the Dreamwidth Fandom High communities.

Fandom High activity up to May 5th 2017 will remain on LiveJournal for archival purposes.

WE'RE NOW RUNNING OUR FINAL IMPORTS
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rebelseekspizza
Hey-o, Fandom, as of right now, we're running our first few game comms through the DW importer to get everything on the DW side back up to snuff.

Please don't post to, or comment on, anything in the communities on the LJ side. When the imports are complete, we are officially a Dreamwidth game.

Happy movings!

Workshop Schedule: First Summer Session 2017
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heroic_jawline
Ye olde spreadsheet is over here, with the old-fashioned wall of names version under the handy cut-text to follow. Please let me know if I've mixed anything up/left anyone off!

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Newbie Shuttle!
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omgnochecksyet
With the summer semester approaching it is of course time for the NEWBIE SHUTTLE.

Our local (for relative value of local) airport (BWI) has a Portalocity (interdimensional travel service) port and lounge. Students can arrive by either plane or portal and gather in the lounge until a bus from Fandom shows up to take them to the island. This is completely optional; your new characters are still welcome to arrive on the island in any manner you choose.

What we need: One new student character to put up the post and OCD, and at least one teacher or adult to drive the bus and greet the students. Traumatizing them before they reach the island is optional. The post should be made Friday night (May 5th) sometime between 4pm-6pm Eastern (or after the comm finishes importing, if for some reason it takes longer than that), but be set for Saturday morning (before the picnic). In a bit of a departure from previous shuttles, the post will be made in the Townies community, as that's the first one we've planned to run the importer on.

Newly arriving students are welcome to join the post and get to know a few of their fellow newbies before actually getting to the island. New teachers are welcome to grab a lift as well. Check out the tag if you want to read previous newbie shuttle posts.

Volunteers, questions, comments?

Class sign-up reminder!
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notouchykuzco
Workshop sign-ups end tonight, so if you haven't made your final decisions yet, head over here and make your choices!

Field Trip May 5th!
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heroic_jawline
Attention current Fandom denizens:

Since we will be doing the last big community imports to Dreamwidth on May 5th (and you're probably as excited as we are to give the new DW comms a spin), we offer you a field trip open to townies, students, and teachers: Steve Rogers' version of Washington DC!

  • Enjoy a reality without Trump!


  • Marvel (heh) at Steve's exhibit in the Air & Space museum (especially the newsreels highlighting his time as a USO trained dancer)!


  • Try out your new icons/usernames!



We'll be over at http://fh-trips.dreamwidth.org/, which is already up-to-date (and with a hilariously awesome header, thanks to MP)!

If you choose not to join us, please don't post to any of the game comms (either LJ or DW) so we can make sure we've grabbed everything on our final run-through.

Reminder: Fandom High Move
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rebelseekspizza
Hey guys,

A quick reminder that the game will shut down on the LiveJournal side on May 5th, and we hope to have all of the bureaucratic stuff moved over by May 3rd. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our Dreamwidth comms and so forth, run our DW-side friendslist and get your journals and imports in order if you haven't already.
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Meme: Survey
curious
crimson_sister
Im having a bad day and a meme would cheer me up, I think. We haven't done this one since last september, so:

Comment with you characters' names, choose a number and ask someone else:
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Answers are IC, but your character doesn't have to be completely truthful.

Summer Plans (and Siblings)
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so_hawkward
*switches to Clint for a little variety*

Hey folks! First things first, we're still looking for a few people to be big siblings or teaching buddies, so if you're interested, make sure you throw your name in over here by tomorrow night!

Second things second, in order to prepare for the summer terms, we need to know what your plans are for your students. Thanks to the census, we know who's leaving and staying in general, but now we need the finer details. Graduates are welcome to stay for the summer as long as they TA for a workshop (it's up to you to find a teacher to TA for), or have a job in town where they can continue to work (as long as there's a post of them at their job at least once a week). For the second summer term, you can also have your newly-minted grad run a workshop of their own.

Some things to keep in mind:
  • You can leave at the end the first term if you'd like (the beginning of July), or go home for the first term and come back for the second.

  • The IC deadline for those who are planning to leave the island (graduates who aren't sticking around, students who are going away for the summer, and students who are leaving the game or becoming expats) is Friday, May 5th.

  • Your graduate can ICly plan to stick around, but be whisked home partway through the term unexpectedly. This means their only option for summer employment will be a job in town- they cannot run a workshop or TA for one if they're leaving before it's completed.


All graduates will need to leave the island by the end of the second term (the end of August). *sob*

If you've got some summer plans that we need to know, please fill out the following information to let us know what you're planning (replies will be screened):



Thanks!

Roommate reminder!!
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omgnochecksyet
Just a heads up that if you have a character who is finding that room a bit too empty without someone else's dirty laundry to trip over, there's still time to throw a name into the new roommate hat!!
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Meme: Potential Journals
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boneyard_girl
Last done in July as far as I can tell, but the impending move inspired me.

We've all got characters that you've been sitting on to app! Let's get them out there for one last hurrah before we move to DW and start hording collecting a whole new set of journal names! LET'S HAVE A POTENTIALS PARTY! EVERY POTENTIAL. ANY POTENTIAL.

Pop in your potential future journals and show everyone you might play off! Encourage and enable those characters that you see and you want others to app! Have fun!

SUMMER (FIRST SESSION) 2017 WORKSHOP SIGN-UPS
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heroic_jawline
Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone! It's time to sign up for your First Session Summer 2017 Workshops! These sign-ups are for both NEW and RETURNING students (but not graduating seniors, unless they're TAs.)!

Please read the following before you start signing up:

1) Teacher and Student Class Expectations! The all important guideline for what is expected of the players in Fandom High. Please give it a once-over even if you've seen it in some form or other before - consider it a good thing to click and read while I put up the OCD!

2) Japanese characters, please sign up in the Western style - given name, then family name - to make our alphabetical OCDing easier.

3) PC classes are those taught by a teacher character, the things you're signing up for here, as opposed to the NPC classes, which are discussed in their own thread towards the end of this post.

The Important Stuff About Signing Up For Classes

1) Each student character MUST sign up for at least 2 PC classes. Each player may only sign up for a MAXIMUM of 8 PC classes, spread among your student characters in any way you choose, as long as each has the minimum of 2. (Yes, this means that if you only have one student, you could sign them up for 8 classes. Just think carefully about whether you have the availability to handle that.)

2) If you're a TA for a class, you need to sign up for that class. It will count towards your minimum 2 / maximum 8 courses. Please note TA-ship in the sign-up, so the character won't be counted towards the class-maximum of 20 students. Teachers: please refrain from having your own character act as the TA as it defeats the purpose of having a back-up player to post for you!

3) If it's OOC for your character to take a class but you really want to take it anyway, just sign them up and we'll pretend it was an IG paperwork mishap.

4) If you sign up, you need to show up. Class attendance is how we keep track of your character's activity. If you repeatedly fail to at least sign in to your classes, we'll have to contact you about it, and you could be asked to leave the game.

5) Class descriptions are subject to change at the teacher's discretion.

6) To be fair to people in all time-zones, sign-ups are not first-come, first-serve. Excess numbers in classes will be whittled down with the handy-dandy Random Number Generator (RNG).

And now we get to what you really want to see: Summer Workshops! (Session 1)!!!!

FH class sign-ups will close at 11:59pm Eastern on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

General FYI: Feel free to make changes to your class choices as long as you do it before the deadline. We use the final pings in each thread to make the class lists, not the email notifs. Questions or difficulties, please email us - fandomhighadmins (@) iambicnut.com - or drop a question in the Questions thread down below.

New Characters!
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bigdamndean
One more post: here are the newest additions for the Summer 2017 semester:

Freshmen
June Iparis (Legend)

Juniors
Jason Lee Scott (Power Rangers [reboot])
Jughead Jones (Riverdale)
Jyn Erso (Star Wars)
Peebee (Mass Effect: Andromeda)

Seniors
Summer Smith (Rick and Morty)

Teachers
Anne Mayers (Knight Run)
Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra (Star Wars)
Magnus Burnsides (The Adventure Zone)
Philomena Cunk (Charlie Brooker's Wipe)

Since we're transitioning to Dreamwidth, we had the new folks make their journals over there, so this is kiiiiind of like talking about them behind their backs. Still, bring the shirtless pretty to LJ one last time!

Graduation!
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bigdamndean
Pardon me while I do a little flist flooding this morning!

As a reminder, graduation for our seniors will be this Saturday, April 29. (*sob*) This means NPC guests and alumni/expatriates are welcome for the weekend! We're not doing guest applications this year - we don't expect anyone to bring in someone who would break things, and you all know how many characters you can handle playing in a weekend.

Guest NPCs can have their own journals. Whether or not your character knows their guests are coming is totally up to you and your level of evilitude. NPC guests are only for seniors. Other students are more than welcome to attend the graduation ceremony in support of their friends, but they can't bring their own NPCs. All guests are welcome to visit campus but need to sleep in town. Guests can start arriving the morning of Friday, April 28th, and need to leave the island by Monday, May 1st.

As for valedictorians, if your character would like to be one, leave a comment below (it'll be screened for at least a small element of surprise on Saturday). Keep in mind that the valedictorian(s) will be expected to make a speech at graduation, and you get imaginary bonus points for making people cry. :D

Reminder: Character Poll
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rebelseekspizza
Hey guys! Please don't forget that the deadline for our character census is tonight!

Make sure you get to it if you haven't already; characters who are not voted on are going to be struck off our rolls.
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Big Siblings and Teaching Buddies!
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so_hawkward
Big Sibling Program

New students need old volunteers to help them get settled in, right? Right. So, we need IC student volunteers to pair up with incoming students and help them adjust to Fandom's little quirks. (And by 'little quirks' we clearly mean 'their fellow students turning into monsters' and so forth.) The idea behind this pairing is for the new student to have at least one person they can go to if they're not settling in too well and to ask questions and generally get answers that don't suck. OOCly-speaking, the big sibling's player should be available to help out the little sibling's player. Sometimes minimal help is needed as the little sibling will be a current player (or super duper fast at getting into the flow of FH) but if the player is new, you will act as their liaison and mentor while they get settled into the game. You need to be available OOCly to answer their questions, guide them in the right direction while they get used to the game, and hold their hand so they're not overwhelmed. Not literally, unless you have USB hands, which would be kind of awesome, actually.

Buddy System

This is the teacher version of the big sibling program. The idea is that you currently play a teacher or administrator, and your character is willing to show a new teacher/faculty member the ropes of living and teaching in Fandom. ICly your character will be there to answer any questions and take the poor teacher drinking after their first week (knowing these classes, the students might need it more). OOCly, if the player is new (or new to teaching) then you'll be on hand to provide answers to their questions, help them out and generally guide them while they get used to the game and/or RP teaching.

Please volunteer if you fit the following:

  • Your character won't be antagonistic about helping out someone (ICly, your character can be signed up against their will, but, please don't sign up if they're not going to be helpful to a new student or teacher).

  • You have the time to field questions from a newbie, and your character will be around consistently for the first few weeks of the semester (for the record, newbies arrive Saturday, May 6th).

  • You're genuinely willing to help. This game is still pretty big. It can be intimidating at first. Having someone who's a friendly face in the crowd helps new players out a heck of a lot, but being assigned to someone who disappears or isn't willing to help takes a lot of the fun out of starting up.


So, after reading all that, if you think you're up to the job and you think your character will be helpful to a new student character, use the OCD threads below to sign up for the appropriate job! Please sign up in the appropriate thread of this post by 11:59 p.m. Pacific, Sunday, April 30th if you're interested!

As always, if you have any questions you don't want to ask in the post, please contact the admins and we'll get back to you as speedily as possible!

Reminder: Apps!
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rebelseekspizza
Hey guys!

Just a quick reminder that applications for students and teachers are due tonight!
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On Dreamwidth, Moving, Polls, etc.
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rebelseekspizza
The polls closed two days ago, and by a far-greater-than-the-Turkey-referendum-or-the-US-election margin, Move has won - with 21 for votes and one against. This means we're going to begin the process of moving the game to Dreamwidth, which we hope to complete by May 3rd, three days before the summer semester Welcome Picnic.

To do that, we're going to need everyone's help on two matters. Please make sure to read this post carefully.

Everyone needs to move their character journals to Dreamwidth. Here's how.Collapse )

We need to know which characters you intend to keep playing.Collapse )

Finally, we'll make our final FH backup imports on May 5th. Please don't post anything into the comms at that time - we can't guarantee it'll make the trip over to Dreamwidth if you do.

Questions, comments, concerns?

Reminder: Poll Closes Tonight at 11:59 EDT!
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Over here at SurveyMonkey to decide if we're staying at LJ or moving to Dreamwidth!

Meme: Honesty!
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rebelseekspizza
Because it feels like a meme kind of day...

Tag your character into a comment. Other characters reply with how they feel about your character. It can be good feelings, bad feelings, or both - anything you want to get off your chest but it must be the truth and it must be IC. The honesty must be on a character to character basis and not as a player to character as with our anon love memes. Note that the characters don't need to know each other (people can prejudge others by what they hear!) and it can also be characters that aren't on the island.

For the purpose of this meme, characters may have total knowledge of IG events, but, as with any meme, it has no IG consequences.

If you tag your character into the meme, try to comment to other characters with your honest impressions of them and keep checking back during the day to see if new people have tagged in!

Reminder: BDE
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rebelseekspizza
Hey folks! Sign-ups for the BDE close today, so go get yours in now!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
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bigdamndean
Hey folks! Prom will be next Friday, April 21st, and you all know what that means: AU KIDS!

Everyone's AU kids will be arriving the morning of Saturday, April 22nd and will stick around until Monday, April 24th. You have the option of having children show up at any age from 3 through 17. Alumni can get in on the action too, as kids of theirs can also find themselves coming through the portal, landing in Fandom, and giving their very surprised parents a call. Or, if they are teenagers, roll their eyes, ignore being responsible members of society, and bop around the island having their own fun. The sign-up for AU kids is up in fhplotterywheel here, so get your thinking caps on for brainbreaky and adorable kids/teenagers and their oh-so-necessary icons, then trot on over there to sign up before Thursday, April 20th!
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BDE: Info and Sign-Ups!
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rebelseekspizza
Salutations, Fandom! We promised you more details about the BDE, and lo and behold, we bring you details

DAY ONE: The island wakes up and finds that the mainland is gone. Any kind of mainland. The expanse around them is all ocean, and mobile phones and the internet have stopped working. By afternoon, tremors are hitting the island.

Reason for concern, right?

Of course, rooting out the tremors will reveal that there's a smallish infestation of giant easter bunnies - about the size of a house - in the park, and every time they jump, it shakes the island. Oops. Research team? Hit the books!

DAY TWO: The research team has been hitting the books. They figure out something has gone totally wrong downstairs, and root out a way to fix it.

Meanwhile, the amount of crazy animals on the island has exploded. What will you see - and probably have to fight, they're all aggressive - on the island? Jackalopes, snipes, alligators spitting goldfish, drop bears, hoop snake, wild haggis, the ferocious Nauga (where Naugahyde comes from, naturally), and the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus.

Oh, and an alot of teal. Multiple alots of teal. These aren't aggressive in the fighty sense, but they will totally stalk anyone who talks too much, in large groups.

DAY THREE: We journey into the catacombs of the island! Deep in the machinery of the island, you will fight a nearly endless supply of crazy critters - including the dreaded gremlin-squirrel hybrid - on your way to throw the switch that will set everything to rights.

Wot we need from you
Sign-ups! We need research teamers for the weekend (April 15th and April 16th), a headcount of who wants to go into the island's catacombs for April 17th, and anyone who wants to be the one who throws the switch will need to throw their hat into the ring in the appropriate OCD. Deadline for sign-ups is Thursday, April 13th.

That's it?
Yep! It's a nice, fun, no-frills Easter throwdown. Mod your own crack, or bug us for an NPC or brainstorming for plans!
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Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma... (Livejournal Shenanigans and Possible Game Changers)
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nookiepowered
We interrupt your musical stylings, pre-Easter Peep-vilification and numb, Twitter-scrolling horror to bring you a once-again relevant blast from the past: the LJ vs. Dreamwidth decision.

Some background, if you haven't logged in recently: Livejournal has moved the servers for all of their non-paid accounts from the U.S. to Russia, and has a new Terms of Service agreement that logged-in users (even paid and permanent) must accept before it'll let you get anywhere. Said TOS puts all of our journals under the requirements of already-existing Russian internet/blogging laws, and adds some concerning new rules, including...Collapse )There's a lot of what-ifs in there, but people are justifiably concerned about the risks to both their personal and RP journals, as well as their privacy. So, to the question posed several times in years past, "At what point do we reconsider the question of moving the game to Dreamwidth," the answer is now. The now point.

Like we've promised since the first time the issue came up, we won't be doing that unilaterally. We've created another LJ or Dreamwidth poll -- one that doesn't require you to log into LJ to fill it out -- and we're leaving it open until 11:59 pm EST on April 15th. Once it's closed, we'll tally up the votes and let you know about the results. If the majority vote to move the game, at that point we'll start hammering out more details on how and when we'll accomplish that together.

Things to know about the poll:

  • You don't need to be logged-in to anything to fill it out

  • You do need to leave a name so we know you're an FH player/gremlin/squirrel and not a bot or troll. (Unless you're Fosse.)

  • Only the admins will see the name.

  • Only the admins will see who voted which way.

  • Unlike an LJ poll, you can't go back and edit your vote, but if you do change your mind, just vote again with the same name and add "Updated {date}" to the name field and we'll delete the old one for you.


Questions, comments, tequila?

Workshop Class Proposals, Summer 2017: Session 1
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heroic_jawline
Do YOU Need This Form?

If you are a current teacher and would like to continue teaching, just read the next sections and fill out the form below.

  • If you are a) a current townie who has previously taught classes, b) a townie who has never taught before but would like to now, or c) an alum/expat who would be returning to the island to teach, YAY. You, as of the October 2015 policy changes, just need to drop us a line (at fandomhighadmins@iambicnut.com) to let us know you're coming back, then mosey on down to fill out the class proposal!


  • If you are a current teacher wanting to move to townie status, also drop us a line and don't worry about filling out the class proposal part. Obviously. If you are a current teacher heading off island for the second part of the summer, note that in ye olde "what are you doing this summer" post. If your teacher is running away for good, tell us over here in the dropped character post.


  • If you are a current teacher and would like to continue teaching, just read the next sections and fill out the form below.


  • What If I Want To Teach Adults At The Community Center?

    Community center classes, much like FH classes, can be whatever the teacher wants them to be. If you want to teach a craft or life skill, or hold weekly lectures on why your character is the most awesome ever, that is your choice. The key is getting other players (and their characters) interested enough to show up each week. The difference between community center classes and FH classes is that while we would require someone teaching a course as their job to post weekly, there is no requirement for a class to show up.

    Any adult can teach a community center course just for fun, too, in addition to their regular job. Again, just fill out the form here and let us know so we can put it on a little schedule, so players can know in advance that there will be a class available in which to participate.

    What's Needed For A Workshop?

    • The ability to come up with 7 weeks worth of classes.
    • The ability to post each class by noon Pacific or 3pm Eastern the day it's scheduled (you can also post the night before).

    • The ability to interact with your students (slow play is fine, you don't need to be around all the time). The workshop can always be a part two of the course you're currently teaching!


    CLICK MECollapse )

    Remember, not hearing from us right away is good - we will e-mail current/returning teachers Tuesday night to let them know the workshops are okay.

    Your teacher character's form will need to be in these comments by Sunday, April 23rd for great scheduling justice.
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Roommates!!!
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omgnochecksyet
Hello my darlings, with a new semester approaching it is of course time to get in those requests for a new roommate assignment!

Dorm roommates may be taken from the incoming batch of characters or from other current characters who want a roommate. No requests for specific newbies, please. If you want your character to move in with someone specific who's already at the school, that can be done anytime through fh_office; this post is just for those who want a surprise! Also be aware that commenting doesn't guarantee you'll get someone, but we'll see what we can do.

Comments are screened for your pleasure, but check in with your character's current roommate before signing up for a new one. Also, for those of you with characters who are taking off and leaving someone roommate-less, be sure to give them a heads up so they can throw their name in for a new roommate if they'd like!

The deadline is Sunday, April 30th, so get those changes in!
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Meme: Answer for an Answer
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spin_kick_snap
So, rebelseekspizza pizza was looking for a meme today and we haven't done one yet this year, I obliged. And, unless I breezed past it, this one hasn't been done since October of 2014, I think we're due. Stolen from pasunereveuse, the instructions are:

Tag your character in. Other characters will then comment asking them embarrassingly personal questions, but there's a catch. In exchange for your answer, they have to answer whatever embarrassingly personal question you ask them in return, and it all has to be truthful. Nothing counts IG, per usual.

Now go forth and question! Be sure to come back from time to time to ask questions of other people, too!

Technical Note on Dreamwidth Backups
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fjordicswagger
Hey all,

Many of you are making or have made backups of your journals via Dreamwidth.org. I'd like to take a quick second to point out that besides having a good 'import content from LJ' feature (for anyone who didn't know about it yet), Dreamwidth also offers an option to link your LJ OpenID with your Dreamwidth account.

This lets DW know that any imported comments your LJ account made - including in journals that aren't yours - are yours, linking them back to your account and icons. Make sure you're logged in under the correct account on both LJ and DW, then input your LJ URL in the linked screen. In about an hour, you'll receive a confirmation email. Click that, and you'll get full control of all DW comments linked to that LJ.

This will also claim all comments in the Dreamwidth backups of all of our FH comm accounts, which were freshly updated today.
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Upcoming Events!
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rebelseekspizza
We interrupt your genderswap weekend currently in progress for an announcement about some upcoming events. First, on Saturday, April 8th the island is bursting into song... again! Yes, it's the return of Once More With Fandom, the forcing-you-to-sing-your-feelings-out extravaganza we all know and love.

Our second announcement is about the BDE. This one will be scheduled for Easter weekend, April 15th-17th. Because it's Easter, it'll be a chill, play-as-you-wish affair with absolutely minimal sign-ups, so anyone can opt in or out as they please and on an hour-by-hour basis. Something is shorting in the bowels of the island, sending the island across the planet to god knows foggy where, and cutting off all communications.

Clearly, one of those terrible, soul-breaking BDEs is about to happen again and we should all be terrified. Right? Right?

... Instead, the catacombs underneath the island are going to spit up a veritable bonanza of weird mutant animals to invade the island, with earthquake-inducing easter bunnies at the forefront. The only way to stop them is to go on a hunt inside the machinery of the island.

And damn, but it's full of bunnies.

We'll post more information - and sign-ups! - in a couple of days.

Questions, comments, pie?

Genderswap Weekend!
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notouchykuzco
For a very special April Fools Weekend, the island is going to genderswap both male and female characters on Saturday and Sunday! All affected characters will go back to their regular selves on Monday morning. Folks with characters outside the gender binary can decide for themselves if/what effect this event will have on them.

Get your icons ready! Kuzco's already ready. He makes an amazingly attractive girl, huh?

St. Patrick's Day Randomness!
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bigdamndean
Hello folks! This Friday, the island will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day the only way it knows how, with some craziness:

- Green liquids will flow from all the faucets in town! Is your faucet spilling out green beer? Green water? Soda with food coloring? (*gags*) That's up to you!

- Anyone can randomly come across a bucket of gold! Except it's not real gold, it's gold-wrapped chocolate coins. Still, free chocolate!

Questions, comments, suggestions for good beer to turn green?

Random Event Tomorrow!
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momslilassassin
In honor of Fat Tuesday tomorrow, the island is getting into the proper spirit! There will be King cakes in all the common rooms, rain of bead necklaces outside...and no shirts to be found anywhere.

Laissez les bon temps roulez!

New Townie
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momslilassassin
Give a big shirtless Fandom welcome to Hera Syndulla (futurespacemom) of Star Wars Rebels! She'll be taking over ownership of the junkyard.

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

Reminder: Spring Break!
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rebelseekspizza
Heyo, folks! Don't forget to sign up for our spring break trip to the Caribbean before tomorrow evening!
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Time for a Vacation! SPRING BREAK!
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suitablyheroic
Not next week, but the week after, it's SPRING BREAK! Yep, from February 19th through to the 25th, Fandom's students and teachers going on vacation again! Since we've had QUITE ENOUGH excitement this past year, we'll be going somewhere nice, tropical, and escapist. Yes, it's true: we're going to Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, for reasons that have nothing to do with clinging to the legs of people in backwards baseball caps.

Are you a student or a teacher? Want to go on a tropical vacation? Sign up down here! Sign-ups are due next Friday, February 17th. Townies and expats/alumni are allowed to come along if they're invited as a +1 by a teacher. You know the drill.

[[ sign up below! ]]

Valentine's Day Flowers - 2017!
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bigdamndean
As evidenced by the pinkness of my local drugstore and the sound of trigons_child weeping in the distance, it's time once again for the Student Council's Valentine's Day flower sale! For a trip down memory lane about what the flower sale ends up looking like, see the most recent entries here!

Carnations and roses are available in all colors and in any quantity. Flowers can be sent to anyone, and can be sent from any character, including alumni and ex-pats. ICly, the flower orders will go through the Student Council (either in person or by e-mail for those who aren't local).

To make an order, leave a comment here with the following information by 11:59pm Eastern on Monday, February 13th:



Feel free to leave multiple orders in one comment! The flower deliveries will happen on Valentine's Day morning (Tuesday).

New Townie!
[posi] shirtless oh baby, [posi] shirtless smirking
so_hawkward
Hey everyone! We're excited to interrupt your Saturday to announce the arrival of Jenkins (livingartifact) to the island, from The Librarians!

Make sure to give him a warm welcome!

New Townies!
listening (relaxed)
nookiepowered
We welcome some familiar faces back to the island this weekend: Zack Fair (puppy_fair) and Yamanaka Ino (flowering_mind), who'll be, respectively, taking over Furnado because PUPPIES, and starting her own business at 23 Sphinx, called Pick Your Poison which is a completely above-board bath and body shop and absolutely positively does not offer any additional services to be negotiated on a case by case basis if you know the secret password.

(The secret password is money.)

There is no secret password.

Meme: Questions!
manga: won't listen
rebelseekspizza
So I think last time I did this one was actually the day before my first interview for my current job. Go figure. ANYHOW. Meme!

Pose a question (or as many as you'd like, and they don't
all have to be in one comment, so you can come back later
and add more if you want) to your fellow students,
teachers, townies, alumni and expatriates, and they will
answer them. These are IC questions and IC answers and
should be truthful! They can be personal or silly. You don't
have to answer all of them! Nothing counts in game, of
course and etc.

So, for example, I'd ping in with a question like 'Are you in
love? If so, with who? If not, why not?' And people ping in
under me and answer that question. There's no latesies on
this, because of the format, so people can ping in at their
leisure. And ANYONE can ask questions!

New Townie!
[pos] Oh me?
seveninchmotto
Hey, all! We interrupt your weekend of dead loved ones to announce the arrival of Verity Price (borealpriestess)!

Please give her a warm welcome!

Reminder: Field of Dreams
dsp: sinner
suitablyheroic
Hey, folks! A quick reminder that applications for Field of Dreams close today!
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Field of Dreams Sign-Ups!
20 years later: the speaker for the dead
endsthegame
This is the application form for the deceased visitors plot. Please fill this out for the characters you want to app. Remember, you can get any FH player you can talk into it to play your character's visitor.

Cut and paste the text below into a comment and fill it out; comments are screened.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE MONDAY JANUARY 9th AT NOON PST!


FIELD OF DREAMS: THE RETURN OF THE FIELD. er, dream. dream field?
20 years later: on the beach
endsthegame
Many, many a sleep ago in a Fandom by the sea -- July 2010 to be exact -- idontlooktired ran with a plot idea initially suggested by robinthefrog, and presented us with a glorious weekend of angst, catharsis, and brain-breakage galore. And now, after several repeats, per request once again, we announce: FIELD OF DREAMS: THE DREAMENING.

This will be open to all characters, Alumni and Expats included!

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Where do I sign up?

There is an application form right over here, stolen, like much-but-not-all of this post, from our beloved idontlooktired. (And/or our beloved nookiepowered.) Sign-ups will close MONDAY JANUARY 9th AT NOON PST.

If you're looking for someone to play a character for you, you can do so in the comments of this post!

Class Tags!
alone and brooding
endsthegame
Hello, folks! Here are your class tags for the coming semester:

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Let us know if you miss a tag or want a new one!

This semester, I'm applying character tags in townies and dorms at first appearance of a new character in that community, as we ran out of tag space and I'm trying to economize. Oops.
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Spring 2017 Class Rosters
x plot: i can do this all day, x plot: tiny earnest steeb
heroic_jawline
Ye olde spreadsheet is over here, with the old-fashioned wall of names version under the handy cut-text to follow. Please let me know if I've mixed anything up/left anyone off!

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Reminder: Class Sign-Ups
pos: wwii uniform, pos: yay i did good, pos: smiley steve
heroic_jawline
Class sign-ups end tomorrow night, so get ye over to the post and sign up for fun, exciting, fake learnin'!

And then we can all get back in the blanket bunker and wait for 2016 to die.
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Meme: Reverse Questions
the high cost of (magic) living
talentforlying
I was trying to chose between memes and someone suggested Questions and I'm the last one to have posted this back MAY so I'MMA DO IT AGAIN AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME NYAH.

Text most recently stolen from ME, stolen from filleauloup:

Tag in with your characters and then people will comment asking the MUNS anything about the GAME or THEIR CHARACTERS, because we all know the muns will answer when the characters won't. They can be specific questions ("How does he feel about her?") or general questions ("Why did you choose this character?", "How do you channel them?", etc).

As always, check back periodically for more people to tag because WE WANT ALL THE QUESTIONS!!!

Friending List, Spring 2017
glittery ender
endsthegame
If your journal is brand new to the friending list, you can go GO HERE, follow the updated instructions, and add all of the current game-related journals at once. (Up to LJ's 200-ish per day friending limit. To add the rest, just do the whole thing again at least 24 hours later.)

For everybody else, we have new characters to add, old ones to remove, a few to move around, and instructions on how to use one of the scripts (Windows or Mac) created by never_dull to do that all at once!

Step 1: Copy the list behind the cut, paste it into the word processing program of your choice, and save it as a text file: whatever-you-want-to-call-it.txt

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Step 2:

For Windows users: download this file. Some browsers will try to save it as a txt file, so after you've downloaded it, verify that it's named correctly by going to Control Panel -- Folder Options -- View, and unchecking "Hide extensions for known file types." If your filename is "Add and Remove Friends.vbs" then all is good. If it's "Add and Remove Friends.vbs.txt" then delete the .txt part.

For Mac users: download this file. (Make sure the filename is "Add and Remove Friends with Groups.app" )

Step 3: Double-click the file you just downloaded to run it.* The script will prompt you to choose the text file with your friending list in it, then it will ask for your journal name and password. (It won't save these or pass them on to anywhere but Livejournal.) Once that's done, it will add all of the friends on the list, up to Livejournal's daily limit, and when finished, will tell you which, if any, journals couldn't be added.

That's it, and poof, you're done!

[*If you're a Windows user and the file opens in Notepad instead of running, here's how to fix that: right-click on the "Add and Remove Friends.vbs" file and choose "Open With..." Check the box that says "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" then Browse to c:\windows\system32\wscript.exe and click Open, then OK. Now double-clicking the "Add and Remove Friends.vbs" file should run the script.]

SPRING 2017 CLASS SIGN-UPS
neu: gotta love a man in uniform
heroic_jawline
Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone! It's time to sign up for your Spring 2017 Classes! These sign-ups are for both NEW and RETURNING students!

Please read the following before you start signing up:

1) Teacher and Student Class Expectations! The all important guideline for what is expected of the players in Fandom High. Please give it a once-over even if you've seen it in some form or other before - consider it a good thing to click and read while I put up the OCD!

2) Japanese characters, please sign up in the Western style - given name, then family name - to make our alphabetical OCDing easier.

3) PC classes are those taught by a teacher character, the things you're signing up for here, as opposed to the NPC classes, which are discussed in their own thread towards the end of this post.

The Important Stuff About Signing Up For Classes

1) Each student character MUST sign up for at least 2 PC classes. Each player may only sign up for a MAXIMUM of 8 PC classes, spread among your student characters in any way you choose, as long as each has the minimum of 2. (Yes, this means that if you only have one student, you could sign them up for 8 classes. Just think carefully about whether you have the availability to handle that.)

2) If you're a TA for a class, you need to sign up for that class. It will count towards your minimum 2 / maximum 8 courses. Please note TA-ship in the sign-up, so the character won't be counted towards the class-maximum of 20 students. Teachers: please refrain from having your own character act as the TA as it defeats the purpose of having a back-up player to post for you!

3) If it's OOC for your character to take a class but you really want to take it anyway, just sign them up and we'll pretend it was an IG paperwork mishap.

4) If you sign up, you need to show up. Class attendance is how we keep track of your character's activity. If you repeatedly fail to at least sign in to your classes, we'll have to contact you about it, and you could be asked to leave the game.

5) Class descriptions are subject to change at the teacher's discretion.

6) To be fair to people in all time-zones, sign-ups are not first-come, first-serve. Excess numbers in classes will be whittled down with the handy-dandy Random Number Generator (RNG).

And now we get to what you really want to see: The Spring Classes!!!!

FH class sign-ups will close at 11:59pm Eastern on Thursday, December 29th.

General FYI: Feel free to make changes to your class choices as long as you do it before the deadline. We use the final pings in each thread to make the class lists, not the email notifs. Questions or difficulties, please email us - fandomhighadmins (@) iambicnut.com - or drop a question in the Questions thread down below.

OOC: PLEASE HAVE PATIENCE WITH MY SHITTY GHANA INTERNET AS I OCD. OKAY GO.
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NEW FANDOM CHARACTERS
pos: nggggh, pos: shirtless steve, pos: ping your supersoldier's done
heroic_jawline
Good afternoon, Fandom (at least where I am)! We are proud to present our newbies for the Spring 2017 semester:

Sophomore

Pinkie Pie, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls

Teachers

Nathan Algren, The Last Samurai
Goodnight Robicheaux, The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

And our newest townie:

Joshua Faraday, The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Despite the temperatures outside, please give them all a shirtless Fandom welcome!

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