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August 4th, 2007

Log library updates are live! as well as the 'friends add' and 'taken C' lists.

You are aware we have a new player, hey??

Bringing us Matt Crower from...American Gothic was it?
I bet Hawkeye will be glad for another hand in Alchemilla. Anyway. Friend add doctormatt at your leisure....

Anyway. That's all I can think of. anyone else with news to share please do!

July 13th, 2007

Hey, so you know, Anna ran an idea past me, which I figured I'd bring to the board.

Occasionally people feel an urge to do one offs. A villain who's more than an NPC but still not a full fledged character, or maybe a visiting someone from your fandom who somehow finds a daypass into Silent Hill.

Some C from a show you love this week but will get bored of by next. Someone popping in for the LOL.

Do they really need as rigorous an apping, she asked, or can we just be warned they're popping by and interact or ignore them as we choose?

I see...a lot of potential for abuse of this, but it also seems like an appealing idea so... IF we instate it, how shall we go about it?

I was thinking maybe one known LJ for all such one off entries? No going into other Cs comments for one offs, you have to come to them?

Do we like this, fellow CoF kids, or does it seem a bit unwise?

In other news, Linda has a plotline coming up the pipes a number of you have agreed to lend Cs into.

As Linda runs the bloodtellsrp which has its own set of often crack!tastic SH gods and parodies of same, that RP has been 'noticing' this one.

Again, no gods are allowed in or to interfere with anything in CoF, but if you'd like to read the other comm's musings or even respond to them, knock your bad little selves out.

I don't want to add them to the permanent list, but if you want, for as long as you like, or just for the duration of the plotline, feel free to

friend add lamentations1_5
friend add lesbatron
friend add lobsel_vith09
friend add pretziel
friend add quornthorn

I'm sure once she reads this Linda can hotlink you to a lowdown on these Cs, and of course that comm is open for applications, so if you want to join the fun rather than just read about it, go to the other comm's rules and regs and find out how to strap on some big bad deity boots yourselves.

So, I recently made a promotion for airing out in RP advertizing sites. I've been working on some new promo banners- all the old ones have the wrong address now- but it occurred to me some of you might want to join in on the fun! After all, I can't be the only one who likes to show off my mad skillz and slave over a hot photoshop all day.

I have a little folder of amusing bases and some fonts I thought looked good I can pass on, or you can all get crackin' on making your own. Feel free to post em here or in the OOC comm. Collect em all! Add em to your homepages and signatures at BBs!

As ever, reminding you to occasionally visit the friends add page and update your f-lists, and anything else needed, feel free to pester Jess, myself, Mal or Tanya, your resident mod squad.

July 3rd, 2007

Just to let you know.
We just hit the 100th entry in the log library. Granted a few of them were short logs, and some were posts on C's LJs that became so commentspammy they told stories of their very own... but there the entries are.

CoF krewe, ye rawketh muchly.


June 16th, 2007

(no subject)

Oh, hey, sorry for the ICness, but I just remembered I should post this up.

For those of us who use the Fire and Water chatroom at Whispering Realms- I was just chatting with Lisa- not Trevor, pahcotai Lisa, who runs the site.

It isn't you- scrolling HAS been wonky. There's a sitewide announcement on the chat now, but I got the first scoop. Says she to me:

For those who are having issues with auto scroll go to USER DETAILS at the top of the page and you can put it on BASIC CHAT.

So now you know a thing...
some folks have trouble getting in the chat at all. I'm thinking of making a little how-to page with screencaps and all...tell me if you think it's needed.

June 13th, 2007

you might notice your character's friends pages flooded with posts in maternalheart09 and this community... they're all reposts from the old communities, and they've all been back-dated to when they were originally posted, but for some reason, because they were technically all posted tonight at some point, they all show up at once. which is stupid, in my opinion...

which is why kether is keeping the logs on greatestjournal and we're not reposting them in the new forestcradle. and at least all the posts we've moved into our new communities are in the right order, for the most part.

it's been an interesting evening, to say the least...

(not originally by me, but by kether..)

Hi. Welcome back.

As you can see, we're making mirror sites.

Some miserable loser without a life made it their business to hack the original site. Perhaps because walking out just didn't feel last word enough-y?

Oh well.

For those who missed it, our oh-so-mature friends left us all their favorite pr0n in the assumption we'd enjoy their taste in it.

I dunno. Tub girl and furries just kinda aren't my cuppa... I'm glad it gets them off tho.

Each to their own.

Now, we could have stayed at the old site, but as it's clear someone knew the passwords, it just seems easier to pick up and begin anew.

It's a pretty open secret where we are now, as the names are so similar, so no doubt our friends are outside, looking in.

Let's all laugh with them at how cute a prankster they are, and keep them in our prayers, hmm?

Meanwhile, business as usual...


June 8th, 2007

((originally posted by Jess, reposted by Nadine))

Jess-mod here.

This message is to inactive players. Harry Mason and Sister Claudia have been made available again. Due to inactive participation in Cof these characters have been taken from their players. Also Tiff is no longer a mod for her inactivity.

A new mod will be selected.

I know its sad but this is a Silent Hill RP, so all Silent Hill canon Cs need to be active and playing with everyone, not just a select few.

As to modship, me and Tanya and Kether have done a lot making lists compiling maps and moving files after strikethrough. a moderator needs to do things not just be there in name only.

Sorry Tiff & nick. you can apply for non canon Cs if you want them. Movie Alessa is fine to still keep because no one really doing anything with the movie concepts.

I would like to see Carol or Mal or Anna step up to the plate. How ever if any one else has suggestions step up to the plate.

- - - - - - comments from original post - - - - - -

From: powder_trauma Date: 06/09/2007 11:39:06

Lookit me step up. :D

From: meatballsurge0n Date: 06/09/2007 11:51:29
Re: :D

*Gathers a crew of chimney sweeps to dance around you*

New mod Mal's here, step in time!

((KetherMUN claims no responsibility for the confusion or traumatizing effects this blatant Mary Poppins reference might have on those who have either never seen or got utterly weirded out by the sight of Dick van Dyke dancing.))

May 29th, 2007

new stuffs <3

Jess added some stuff to the compendium.
It follows under the cut, but has also been updated to the page itself.

There is a hella swell mirror to the compendium if onlinerock is having a bad day.

Our friends(?) at the RP group polychromatic have issued the following rumor/warning re: fancentric communities and personal LJs. As Ms.Ruxi said, it would be a hella stupid move on LJ's part to do so, sending all us geeks gypsying away to other blogsites taking our paid-account dollars with, but should it happen, I agree with some of the advice she has- f-lock any particularly bawdy posts, and credit pics where credit is due.

Myself and Ms.Tanya will be stashing backups of the comm posts on our respective harddrives and you are encouraged to do the same with your personal posts.

Better safe than sorry.

IF something catastrophic goes down Blywyn had suggested we move the whole kit & kaboodle to deadjournal- as he's in China at the mo and thus unable to post here (you heard? China is banning LJ!)- and I may be up for that if it has to be. Please make sure to get everybody's emails or messenger SNs you like RPing with, and remember we DO have a chatroom- Fire and Water, at whisperingrealms.

and now, without further adieu, Jess's add onsCollapse )

March 14th, 2007

((originally posted by Kether as snarky_padre_v, reposted by me, Nadine))

Good evening, my children.

I am Father Vincent.
Well, not really,I'm actually Kether the MUN, I just play Father Vincent in this community.

And that's what you're going to do too.
Well, not play Father Vincent, but play whatever characters you've signed up for.

Those of you who've been in an LJ comm, you can skip this part, because there won't be a quiz after, and it's bo~oring. But...

for those of you who came here from chatroom RP only, or who have never used an RPG comm before at all...gather round. Let me give you the lowdown.

It's quite simple, really. Almost all the links you need are (or will be) on the profile page.

In applications you give us the name of the LJ you will be using for your character posts, and I will add it to the 'friends add' list.

Then you post in maternal_heart and hello everyone.

YOU go to the 'friends add' page and add all or as many of the other LJs as you choose to your friends list.

You post as often as you like on your character LJ in the persona of that character and (hopefully) people will reply to your entry.

You reply to their comments.

And the conversation begins.

We have a chatroom if anyone wants it; you join Whispering Realms to get there and look for the Fire & Water room.

It's only suggested because it has unlimited textbox space unlike an AIMbox, and a nice easy on the eyes black background with beautiful graphics by our friend sistersinister but you needn't use it if all that's too much effort.

But find some way to get in touch with the other players, because logs are the meat & potatoes of any RPG comm.

Our logs happen at forest_cradle. You can either begin a thread and keep the action going by commenting to each other (although beware LJs collapsing repliiiies!) or you can log in AIM, in F&W, anywhere you want, and C&P your adventures into one log post.

This way people can read the adventures you've had, and maybe, if you want them to, join in your storyline.

Mingling is encouraged, clicquishness is NOT. Just so you remember.

Silent Hill the town is your playground, but anyone familar with the Konami game series probably knows Silent Hill is a conduit to a strange nightmarelike realm called known as the Otherworld... feel free to meet, greet, and eat or be eaten by monstrous baddies at your own whim.

We only ask that no one play or invent any of the SH gods as NPCs, because once we're past the polishing stages (this comm is NEW!) we may find some time to provide a few surprise NPCs and situations for your characters to interact with (or ignore; no storyline will ever be obligatory) and we're saving them for that.

Well. I hope that pretty much tells you why we are all here.

Please make yourselves at home, and feel free to prod me or any of the regular SH natives... be careful though. Not everything in the Hill is always what it seems!

March 12th, 2007

(no subject)

Thanks be to Tanya for places. A spifftific set of maps will probably be linked or loaded at some point.

Old Silent Hill and Central Silent Hill
The oldest section of Silent Hill suffers from fire damage. Its connected to the more urban section, Central Silent Hill, via a bring over the river cutting the two off. The lakeside resort is just southwest of Old Silent Hill.

Finney Street: This street is named after the author, Jack Finney. You can find Convenience Store 8, Crabs seafood shop, Metropol Movie Theatre, a Pharmacy, El Encanto hotel, Fish n' Fries, LiquorFood store, and Virginia's Bodas: Servicio Completo de Bodas' (complete wedding services)

Matheson Street: This street is named after the author, Richard Matheson. You can find Ghoul Bar, two shops, Horned Moon Dance, a cafe, Julio's Auto Parts, and Ichiron's Drugs.

Bloch Street: This street is named after the author, Robert Bloch. You can find Roger's Pastry Shop (which sells fruit and Italian Ices), Cut-Rite Chainsaws, Shoe Repair and Hat renovators - Luggage Repair, Souvenirs, Lighting Co., Balkan Church, and a Shell Gas Station.

Bradbury Street: This street is named after the author Ray Bradbury. You can find Mark Twain Books and Gifts, a market, Top Sales discount store, Silver Goods, and Sundries shop.

Midwich street: This street is named after the book "The Midwich Cuckoos" by John Wyndham. Silent Hill's elementary students attend Midwich Elementary School, a three story building down the street.

Levin Street: This street is named after author Ira Levin. This is a residential street .

Bachman Street: This street is named after author Richard Bachman, one of Stephen King's pen names. You can find Cafe 5 to 2, a Queen Burger, Blue Belle, Boston Market, Bett's Big Service & Grill (its a resturant with a gas station right outside a campground area), the campgrounds, Elks Bingo, Motel 40 Rest Stop, It'll Do Club Dancing, and Haerbey Inn.

Ellroy Street: This street is named after author James Ellroy.

Craig Street: Annie's Bar (BuzzFizz and Miner beer available, along with pool tables), Indian Runner (Indian Crafts and Leather Goods), Norman's Motel

Weaver Street: AEC Burger, South Park (has a beautiful water fountain and boat rides), docks.

Sagan Street: Bonto, Buffalo Chief, Casts, Market A, No. 1 Foto, Nolterni, Theater 3, The Car, Wind, Contempo Casuals, Discount Variety, FANS (casual clothing), Galaxy (electronics), ESPACE Loggia,

Koontz Street: Alchemilla Hospital, Top Sales, Thirty Records, Cafe Sun, Resaurant Dai Dai (Japanese for "Big Big"), Green Pharmacy, Sue's Nail Nail Nail, Post Office and Currency Exchange

Crichton Street: Wild & Cool, Hobby America, Just Cats, Konami Burger, Bruce Lee (or "Lee Small Dragon") Chinese Art Goods

Wilson Street: Andy's Book Store, Downtown Fashion Center, Flowers On Lexington, Hot Dog, A Moveable Feast, Salmon (seafood restaurant), Sky Toys, Son Corp. 386, Tramps (bar)

Simmons Street: FAA, Antiques Old Town, Andy Shop, Grandmaster Bookstore, Marigold, Mushnick's Florist, Moondance (disco club), Romantic Journey (Bookstore), Steak & Brew Burger ("OPEN for your PLEASURE"), Tea Room, The Mirage, VIVRE, VOWO, Silent Hill Town Center [Stores: COSPA (costumes), Giga Store (music), Just Cats (cat supplies), Hector Laxe, Kazanian (crystals jewlery), The Museum Watch (watch store), Mellow Gates (guns)], Green Lion Antique Shop

Lakeside: Resort Area

This section below Old Silent Hill, right outside the Sandford St. in the forested area along side the lake.

Lake View Hotel: Three story hotel. It burned down several years ago, leaving only its charred remains still standing. Has a west and east garage.

Lighthouse: Reachable only by a long walkway in front of the Lake View Hotel, a lighthouse sits shines its bright beacon over the lake.

Toluca Lake: The lake is Silent Hill's main tourist attraction. It is well know for its hauntings. Two lie under the water itself. The first happened in the 1880's when a plague struck the town. Seventy-three of its victims remains lie beneath the lakes surface. The second happened in 1918, the Little Baroness, a ship filled with tourists, sunk to the bottom of the lake. Its case was never solved.

Toluca Island: This is a small island reachable only by boat. A lone church resides there over looking the water. It is said that dark rituals were performed there.

Lakeside Amusement Park: A large amusement park located on West Stanford Street, right off of Toluca Lake. Its mascots are Robbie Rabbit, Kathy Kitty, Dawn Duck and Huey Horse. Its rides include: Mountain Coaster (a roller coaster), Borley Haunted Mansion (a haunted house), Swing Rocket (spinning rocket ride), Star Travel, Tea Cup (a spinning teacup ride), Machen Travel (a funhouse where you ride through fairytales), Sky Flower, and Happy Carousel (a 13 horse carousel). Its shops are: Bar & Grill Lakeside, Dina's Tea Party, Candy Pot, Sweet Factory, Imports Toyshop, and Magic Icecream House. Also it has a stage where special shows were held and a Fortune House where you can get your fortune read.

Church of the Order: Reachable by the Houses elevator and an entrance in the Amusement park.

West Sandford Street: Thing and Stuff, Bowling

South Silent Hill
From Old Silent Hill, one can reach the section across the lake by taking Sandford St. around the lake and then getting on Nathan Ave. The area around Lindsey Street once was a swamp. "The ___ers of land surrounding this monument was originally swamp, but was later filled in. Fr____ing ago, t__________s nicknamed Blood Swamp because the _____ers poured the water used to wash the ex________ols in here. Perhaps it's fo____ that many pe______m to have s__ __________n the area."

If you enter from the Observation Deck:
Observation Deck: Overlooks the lake. it has a unisex restroom and parking lot.

Tunnel: If your entering the Town from the Observation Deck (73 County Rd) you pass through a Tunnel under the area's many hills. You will also see a red sign stating: Paleville National Park 10 Miles, and a green sign stating: Paleville 1.0 Miles, Old Silent Hill 5.0 Miles, and Brahms 26.5 Miles.

Well: Heading down the steps of the Observation Deck, you walk down a winding trail leading towards the lake's beach. Before you reach the cemetery, you come upon a brick gazebo and well.

Toluca Lake Cemetery: Following the trail away from the Well, you reach the cemetery. It is surrounded by a stone wall with an iron fence and gate. It lines the edge a sculpted section of the lake.

Toluca Lake Cemetery Chapel: A small stone chapel sits on the back of the cemetery grounds.

Silent Hill Ranch: Following the path exiting the cemetery, you pass the town's ranch. Not only does it have its own barn and silo, but even a greenhouse.

Bus Stop: As you exit the path by the Ranch, you come upon the bus stop that sits underneath 73 County rd and beside the creek. It takes off on Wiltse Rd.

The Roadrunner: just off the road where the bus takes off, is "The Roadrunner", farm that pays homage to the horse drawn carriage.

Sanders Street: Right: Flower Shop, Warehouse, Happy Burger. Left: Phoenix Body Parking, Shop, Fashion Envelops, Speed Fuel Corp., Silent Hill Post Office

Lindsey Street: Right: Phoenix Body (#850), Shop, CD Exchange (Cd and Laser Disk, New and Used), Auto Shop, HAY (#850), Solid Truck Repair (#850), Warehouse (#850), Solid Coup, Ridgeview Medical Clinic. Left: Warehouse, Genuine Optical, Gonzales' Mexican Restaurant, Victorian Homes/Apartments/Townhouses, Cafe Texan, Shop, Swamp Memorial, Victorian Homes/Apartments/Townhouses

Vachss Road: Warehouses, Nathan Ave. Underpass

Martin Street: (Alleyway for Lindsey St. Homes) Left: Fenced in Basketball Court, Back of Apartments, House Garages, Factory. Right: Back of Apartments, House Garages

Katz Street: Left: Apartments, Shop, Shop, Shop, Cafe Mist, Shop, Shop, Storage. Right: Shop, Apartments, Accurate Fabrication and Welding, T's Italian Restaurant, Fancy Gifts, Big Jay's, Wood Side Apartments.

Munson Street: Blue Creek Apartments, Jack's Inn

Neely Street: Left: Shop, Lakeside Japanese/Chinese(?) Restaurant, Gozo's Sushi, Chiropractor and Sports Injury Center, The Dance Company, Silent Hill Fresh Meats, Shop, Silent Hill Tavern, Giga Computer, World Clock Store, Grand Market, Lucky Jade Restaurant, Shop, Silent Hill Travel Service, Quiet Cocktails, Fashion Boutique, Dry Cleaners, Pet Center, Shop. Right: Diner, Kent Shoes, Neely's Bar, Baby and Kids Super Store (Baby Goods, Discount Prices, Baby Gift Registry), Rose Clothing, Auto Parts, Tiny Shop, American Cafe and Caterer, Big Jay's, I Love Groovy Music, Impressive, Baby's Closet, Silent Jewelers, Shop, Neighborhood Cafe

Saul Street: Left: Shop, Lakeside Diner, Commercial Land lots. Right: Commercial Land lots.

Harris Street: Accurate Fabrication and Welding

Nathan Ave: Boat Launch, Silent Hill Historical Society, Rosewater Park, Silent Hill Savings Bank, St. Stella Church, South Silent Hill Fire Station

Carroll Street: Pete's Bowl-O-Rama, Texxon Gas, Heaven's Night, Brookhaven Hospital

Toluca Prison: Originally Toluca Prison Camp; housed Civil War POWs and soon-to-be-executed soldiers. Was later closed and the Silent Hill Historical Society was built atop it.

Baldwin Mansion: The home to Ernest Baldwin and his daughter Amy. It is also known as the Haunted Mansion by the locals.
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