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The Debate Room / Cosmetic Surgery
« on: August 23, 2011, 07:07:53 am »
So I was watching "Insight" on SBS here in Aussie land the other night on cosmetic surgery.  In particular it actually covered some Asians who had been adjusting their looks to be... Maybe not Caucasian but less Asian if that makes sense.  Lengthening the chin, opening the eyes and bringing the tip of the nose further out and down.  Of course, a big part of this had been that she felt like a bit of an outcast with her strong Asian looks, maybe a little victimised and certainly stereotyped.

A different take on cosmetic surgery that I hadn't thought of before.  Never-the-less I do wonder about cosmetic surgery in general that people take either to change their appearance, improve it, generalise an outstanding feature or attempt to reduce age.

The biggest argument against cosmetic surgery is that those who desire it have psychological issues that should be dealt with by counselling and therapy to encourage people to accept and be comfortable with their appearance rather than feel the need to alter it.  We've almost all seen or heard the obvious horror stories out there about those addicted to surgery and altering their appearance until it's barely recognised as human anymore.  Then there's the cases of those who do have a psychological issue and will never be satisfied with the appearance of their nose, chin, eyes, etc.

But from what I can tell, those horror cases are the vast minority among those who get cosmetic surgery.  The majority appear to get only a single change or a few, are very satisfied with the results and go on to live a happy life.

On the "Insight" story, some of the opposition stated that you change your group of friends and seek counseling or therapy rather than ever adjust your appearance.  While I can understand that people sometimes get in with a bad group of people and really need to reset their lives, its an extreme measure to take.

I've never thought very highly of cosmetic surgery, but now I imagine if I had something like a big nose, was teased about it and constantly mindful of it to the point that it stressed me significantly... I could make adjustments to the people I was exposed to in the hope of eventually finding people that wouldn't make a fuss about my nose, go to counselling and therapy for who knows how long to maybe learn to become more comfortable with my facial feature... Or I could pay about $4,500.00 (maybe not so much more than all the therapy) for some surgery to alter my nose, put up with a few weeks of bandages and swelling, then have a nose that gives me confidence and/or doesn't cause me stress and worry over my appearance.

Heck, lets take women removing the hair from their legs and armpits.  All those arguments about being comfortable with your natural body and being different, I'd bet almost none of the female opposers to cosmetic surgery allow the hair to grow on their legs.  Are they all psychologically damaged for wanting to fit in and alter their natural body by removing hair?

Imagine if there was a cream to open your eyes wider for a day if you wanted wider eyes.  Is that much worse than a woman shaving her legs daily?  Or if there was something your could inject into your eyelids every 3 weeks for the same effect.  Is that much more worse (or painful) than waxing or plucking hairy legs every 3 weeks?  We have some surgical procedures that can widen the eyes permanently (it can be reversed with more surgery) but thats a horrible thing to do compared to 4 lots of laser hair removal, over several months, that permanently stop the hair from growing back on a woman's legs.

I'm not sure if there's something equivalent a man could do, but maybe thats a good exercise for any woman who opposes simple cosmetic surgery on people who don't have a serious mental condition in regards to their body/body-part or an addiction to surgery.  Just stop all hair removal to the eyebrows, armpits and legs for a year and see how they feel self conscious much of the time and how they're treated by others.

What does everyone else think?

Debate and Discuss.

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Free Talk / I'M A PARENT
« on: January 21, 2011, 06:50:31 am »
WAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Flipsiders, i.e. those I call friend, please meet a little one I have affectionately nicknamed

BUN



13 WEEKS THIS SUNDAY!!!

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The Debate Room / Democracy
« on: January 12, 2011, 05:10:58 am »
Time to blow the cobwebs off the Debate Room and see if we can encourage some people to return and engage again.

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Alright, we know there's various methods and philosophies on governance between the Left and Right Wings of politics. Socialism, Capitalism, Communism, Anarchism, Liberalism and such political ideologies, tend to focus a lot on the Economics of politics and regulations or rules to be put on business.  But I want to try and skip some of that Economic debate in this discussion and look more purely at systems of Democracy.

Democracy, of course, is the ideology of each and every citizen having equal weight in affecting the governance of their nation.  But there are all sorts of democratic systems out there which each have their own issues in either effectively allowing good governance or in providing what could be regarded as an equal weighting of each citizen to effect the governance with choices often narrowed down or certain sects given greater weighting than others or the threat of the Tyranny of the Majority.

The existence of senates tries to make some headway in diluting the tyranny of the majority while there are arguments for and against compulsory voting to water down an outspoken minority or simply allow an undecided majority to be swayed by those whith a higher pedistal to be heard from (read: media).  But most systems seem to always fall back to the issue of a Duopoly government run by two parties, which is significantly better than a monopoly, but remains less than ideal.

No matter which one is in, they perpetuate the system which tends to restrict choices to the Duopoly and work to keep the non-controlling parties, or representatives, from having any say in the governance.  So the party out of power accuses the ruling party of abusing their power and majority, but when they're in power they, understandably, are less than keen at the idea of reducing their own power to give some more say to politicians who have still been elected to represent their region. This tends to mean that decisions are generally pre-made behind closed doors by a single party who votes on it there and all members must push to see the outcome, regardless of wether its in the best interest of their individual region or people they represent.  Sometimes its even little more than the whims of the party leader that matter.

So what kind of system can be setup to better allow the true democracy of each citizen having equal weight in the governance of their nation to exist, and to fix the common issues of a duopoly resulting?

DEBATE!

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Pop Culture / Remix Competition - 'Love Of Reign' or 'Candylane'
« on: October 14, 2010, 08:10:07 pm »
Quote from: 'brion'
10/14/10 Hey, can you guys do me a favor? My cousin is involved in some sort of online music contest, and he needs votes. If he gets in the top 10 he might be considered for a record deal. If you go to this link: http://remix.sufisays.com/166 you can click on vote to vote for him. (It's right above the sound bar thing towards the bottom middle.) I'd appreciate it!

Done.  I also "liked" it in facebook and twittered it.  Have you "liked it in the Flipside facebook page?  Probably a heap of extra people there who can help as well.

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Free Talk / CHUCKY IN THE U.S.A.
« on: September 05, 2010, 06:33:10 pm »
Why not have my own thread?

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The Debate Room / Age of Reason
« on: February 08, 2010, 11:30:50 pm »
Moving this from the Chat room.  It could probably continue there but I think it's good to give these deep discussions a topic of their own rather than have them lost in a larger thread that will eventually change topic.  I've brought UIS' words over here but the rest of you can copy your own responses.

This discussion concerns and surrounds age of consent and responsibility along with a few other topics concerning adulthood and childhood relations, views, etc.

I haven't digested the whole pedophilia discussion in this thread as well as I should, but some thoughts after reading briefly:

1. Everything's OK.  No thought or impulse is inherently "wrong".  However, if acting in some way may cause hurt to another, you may choose another course of action, or inaction.  Of course, this is a philosophical viewpoint, not a practical viewpoint, so it might be easy to disagree with me if you're talking from a different place, such as trying to find rules that maintain social order, etc.

But no thought pattern ever changes or goes away just because of someone calling it "wrong".  If it's not going to change, then you might as well address it with love, caring, and full attention, rather than trying to turn it off or decide that it's wrong.  Can we all agree this is one of the main problems of Christianity?

I get subconsciously attracted to my little students every now and then during class (ok not that little, but still little).  A teacher I used to work with called it "pattern recognition", your eyes just see legs with nylons poking out from a short skirt, and woop!  You look at them in "that way" without any thought at all.  It just happens before you're even aware of it.  I have pervy moments like this every now and then.  Once I was at my brother's high school basketball game, and there was this little probably 14 year old sitting in front of me with a red thong showing at the back of her pants.  I knew it was wrong, but I couldn't stop glancing at it, and it was definitely a sexual urge that kept making me glance.  It's an age-old thing anyway, us old men getting turned on by young girls.  Best just to shrug, remember you're old, and move on.  It's not a big deal.

2. Sexual maturity/readiness - when does it happen?  Nature has not quite caught up with our current human values (which I don't think are bad or wrong, and I think we're evolving to where our nature will catch up).  Hormonally, who here was not hornier than hell by 15?  OK, some of us probably weren't, but some of us were.  I believe that some tribal cultures have mating ceremonies to pair up girls and boys who are around 14 - 18 or so.  The babies they produce are taken care of by the elders.  I think that's about where our nature is, in terms of hormone production, mental responses to sexuality, production of pheromones, etc.  Evolutionally speaking, we're not even physically used to living past the age of 35 yet, though we're getting there.

3. Japanese people in general are under huge amounts of stress (from what I hear).  I think their perverted fantasies (and oh my God do I think they're perverted) to some extent are a result of that.  A successful man should be working around 14-16 hours a day, from what I hear, and jobs are not even that easy to come by (this is in Tokyo), so you always have to be trying to work harder than the next guy.  Also, the cost of living is through the roof.  Insanity reigns supreme.  What I don't get is what all the fantasies seem to fit into like a group of like at most 10 patterns, and people apparently still get off on that.  But whatever, that's kind of an Asian thing, doing what's been done a thousand times before, and having it still be cool.  Probably somewhat a product of having a much older culture than we have in the states.

4. I think what's probably being fetishized is probably innocence?  When you consciously and thoughtfully get turned on by taking someone's innocence away, I think that might be a little sick.  It probably means you don't spend enough time with children, imo, you're not a very well-intentioned person, or maybe you have some childhood issues you need to work out.

5. The flipside of that: losing your sexual innocence probably ought to be a beautiful thing, and well-supported by someone with experience, and maybe that's why we have natural attractions towards young, or specifically innocent-seeming people as we get older.  Getting back to tribal traditions, I know there were some Native American tribes where the young men would spend time with a mature woman learning about how to have sex properly and how to take care of a woman, before they were loosed on the young girls.  I don't know how - it's so hard, almost impossible in our current repressed society, but we really need to get back to that.  I had a good ex-hippie friend in California (not all hippies are bad by the way, or even really hippies.  Some are just thoughtful people seeking a better way of life) who lost her virginity at 16 to an I forget how old guy.  late 20's I think.  And she said it was wonderful and she really treasures that memory.  Apparently he was a friend, and a good guy, and he took good care of her.  They didn't even have a relationship (another perverted creation of our sick society - monogamous relationships :P), they just had some sex.

But anyway, I have been pleased, as I get older, to note that I am much more attracted to older women now, and not attracted at all to any girls less than 20.  They just have a "not ready" look to me.  I was never a milf guy in my 20's, and always thought teenagers were hot unless they looked really young, so I'm glad that my attractions seem to have matured a bit.  A lot of it though I think is just from having good experiences with my wife, and therefore desiring a more mature woman (young girls talk so much!)

I'm really sorry for rambling on and on...

edit: but I agree with you that it's weird and I don't know why anime has to be like that.  Sort of gets in the way of its other positive qualities, like you're saying.

edit2: Another thought: there's also the infinite bubbly energy of a young girl for an "old man" to be attracted to.  Not sure about the young boy attraction, but I'm sure someone understands it.

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Pop Culture / Exercise, Sports and Martial Arts
« on: January 07, 2010, 06:30:46 pm »
Use this thread to discuss the various physical activities available out there for being fit and in shape or just plane awesome.

This started when I mentioned that I was thinking of getting back into martial arts after being out of it for so long.  I asked for people's opinions so lets start with that but feel free to fill this thread with your own experiences with other physical activities such as sport and basic exercise.

...Yes Sex is obviously the best exercise out there... provided it goes more than two minutes  :P

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Free Talk / NEW YEAR MESSAGES AND RESOLUTIONS
« on: December 31, 2009, 03:00:39 am »
Well, it’s been one hell of a year.  The flipside forums have shifted from the old site which originally covered a number of comics  to it’s own space in the flipside domain and with that shift we gained a new start to many threads, lost some and brought back a whole range of debates and conversations which had been spoken before but forgotten.

New forumites joined us including fellow Australian Churba who shared with us his plight to help a friend and survive in a foreign country despite all adversity.  Andre who quickly swooned the ladies with his ripped abs while I sent them screaming with my beer gut.  Leana who knew Selan from other forums or places and threatened her anonymity at every turn.  Sister Aluicious who is probably the only family member of a forumite to join our number and together with her sister, Smiles, continues to bring nothing but happiness to the forums.  We also regained P-Fae, an old forumite who returned to find the forums completely altered and refreshed but reminded us of old times and past members who had helped make this the wondrous place it is.  There are many more who should be mentioned here but the truth is I can’t remember the forums without you so I hope you take it as a complement.

We’ve said goodbye to a few as well, such as Dragon the Huik and Evil Kitten who were long time friends on the forums and ran a side comic that the old forums often referred to.  Their wisdom is still missed to this day but their legacy continues in rules that are still found in the debate room today to help keep discussion from turning into argument.  Razzly shared her trials and joys with us and joined in many of the discussions with open and honest opinions from someone who’s seen much of the harder times that life and has moved on but still finds the time to wish us a Merry Christmas.  Deatzh made her exit a bit more permanent as she deleted her account and all her posts except for those which held topics, but she is still remembered as one of the more knowledgeable artistic talents and for the rages she shares with all of us together with the good times that made her smile.  No one can forget the more dramatic exit of Apocolypto who deleted not only his account and posts but a large number of important topics that he had started which were full of discussions that are now lost forever in the bits and bytes that make up the internet.  Malki who had been involved in many debates and other discussions left us to join the military and Chag4 is still a frequent visitor but awaits the reawakening of the RPG forums… which is probably my responsibility.  Finally we all remember the insane Lordkat who still seems to drop by once in a blue moon to inject some insanity where it’s needed and none of us will soon forget the man who has hopefully gone on to a successful career as a comedian since his time in the Flipside forums.

Flipside herself has progressed from late chapter 19 where Suspira (Inverness) nearly killed Maytag in a moment of hysteric grief and rage as she sought her vengeance for Kindred’s death on Bloody Mary but it ended with the truth that Mary was incurable and a hint that things would develop between Suspira and Crest.  Bloody Mary herself was the topic of many debates on criminal punishment and rehabilitation, together with discussion on blame and responsibility in 2008 but showed us an ending that seemed to suit everyone as she disappeared into a life that would see her punishing criminals but never again knowing love or friendship.  We then returned to our Scooby gang as they begun a journey by carriage and the secret of Maytag’s infidelity was finally revealed to Bern only for us to discover that she wasn’t nearly as stupid as we’d all presumed and knew all about the naughty jester’s deviations.   This resolved to a new commitment between the girls as Maytag swore to remain faithful to Bern and the two found their relationship stronger than ever in what I still regard as one of the greatest shows of compromise between the conservative and the liberal thanks to love.  We then moved onto our rocky horror show as Danzig made them a bed and breakfast with a bathwater that saw Bern turn from Maytag to begin something steamy with our cool pervert Glyph which sparked up more outrage in the forums as people suddenly wondered if Bern had gone straight.  Our heroine, Maytag, fortunately overcame the bathwater’s enchantment and put a stop to anything further as she dragged Bern away from the situation but right into the next trap that awaited them.  This moved on to our staircase dilemma as Crest and Suspira faced their never ending descent but were able to overcome it together and hint even more strongly at a developing love interest between the pair despite the recent loss of kindred.  However they two were captured despite Suspira’s power and we instead watched as Maytag was reintroduced to the second book 0 character to make a re-appearance this year when Regina suddenly became very frisky and tempted Maytag before dissolving to nothing but an illusion from yet another new character to enter the series.  Finally we ended the year with the proof we’d all been waiting for that linked this haphazard party of new characters to the very boy who seemed responsible for turning the young and innocent Mary into the cruel, violent and ruthless Bloody Mary.  Beyond that a shirt became available with the awesome villain of Book 3-4 and we continue to look forward to the future developments in the group’s epic journey to find Bern’s father and the second anti-magick sword he holds together with Maytag’s reappearing and disappearing arm ;).

Back to the forums and the debate area sparked up many new and old topics that saw heated yet intelligent debate and discussion with a wonderful group who still manage to argue like mad in one area and play Jellow Strip Twister quite happily in another.  The RPG forums started strong but slowly ground to a halt as many found the time too much or moved on to other areas and just generally got lost.  But there are those who still hold vigil for a return and I myself hope to assist that sometime early in the new year, probably to much glee of those who wait.  The Hall of games has caused many to tell truths they probably regret while others have revealed their plans to blow up the world and still found the time to put their hands and feet in the right colours to retain their clothing or various other items until only one remains outside the Jellow Stirp Pool.  But we still try hard to describe each other with quotes or make quotes up for them and run each other into the ground with Haiku while guessing who the hell is going to come next and fight for the last post in the Last Post wins.

Finally, other threads have popped up over time to mourn the loss of Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze and most importantly, Farrah Fawcett the woman responsible for so many of our father’s boyhood fantasies.  But we’ve also been invited to comment on Razzly’s puppy who became the loved Freya that she introduced to us while Akashayi introduced us to many new advanced in technology and CDSM converted many a Forumite to the religion of Awesomeisim.  I myself decided that we were all gods and decided to try and fit us into the various aspects that would be the Gods of Flipside while Kaeoden Silverstride worked out how it could be played in a card game which has become the latest craze and wonder as we watch ourselves defined by RPG rules.  Akashayi begun a thread to discuss bondage which became interesting for some time and an area for psychological discussions on the Shrink Sofa was opened by UIS.  The forumite picture thread continues to be a grad place for images of our forumites and their rooms together with discussion on it and ninja photos by those such as Selan who continue to retain their anonymity or No.Na’s never ending collection of hats and goggles that cover a face we’ve seen maybe once.  But most of the blokes such as Pozf, Churba, Oddball, Andre, CDSM and myself still show our ugly mugs whenever possible. However none of these threads seem to compare to the mighty Sex Thread which has seen steamy images of cartoon girls and boys together with real men and women and cosplay that’s made us quiver in delight.  Of course none of that compares to the pictures that forumites posted of themselves which begun with images of people’s feet, hands, tummies and underwear (not forgetting my Smurfette jocks) before progressing to some images from Akashayi which resulted in a competition from myself to replicate the images and went on to many other forumites doing the same or creating images for the two of us to replicate.  Bums were seen from myself Akashayi and Smiles who posted some very sizzling postures following Selan’s classy B&W SNes shot and Akashayi’s awesome sword stances but finally the forumites ripped their eyes from their sockets as I posted full frontal photos of myself that were later made safe by some helpful Smurfs.  It continues to be a thread that has seen some serious discussions about various sexual topics and even a point for relationship advice but, thanks to Akashayi’s hard work, has retained it’s sexyness.  If Ronin Angel continues his return then we may see some of the more deviant topics and discussions return to it and the debate thread but only 2010 will tell.

Now it wouldn’t be a message from me if I didn’t open my heart to you all once again and let you know what, not just this forum, but all of you have meant to me this past year.  I can’t tell you how much I love the intelligence and excitement combined with the friendly atmosphere of this forum.  You’ve all shared your tears and triumphs with myself and everyone, together with giving your support those in need and seeking it from us when you’ve need it.  You’ve all helped make it an interesting, wonderful and glorious year for me and I aim to stick around and see what we can do together in 2010 as one decade ends and another begins.

Hooroo.


P.S. on a side note.  I'd like to share with you a whole range of resolutions (or maybe more, goals) that i've made for the new year.  Some of these might change as I notice a lot of them involve learning something rather than necessarily doing something but in total it's 43 things.  Many of you may have heard of the site 43 things but it's basically a place for making and setting goals which becomes very popular around the new year.  Make and account and see what goals you'd like to make or pick from the millions what already exist. HERE ARE MINE but I'll list them below as well.  As before, they may change but many of them are things I already have a knowledge in but have let die overtime while more still are things I only ever half learned and wish to finish.  It's not in order but my number 1 goal for this year is to sort my marriage be that to turn it into something that brings me happiness with or to end it.

   1.    improve my memory
   2.    master sudoku
   3.    Learn to play go
   4.    brew my own beer
   5.    camp
   6.    travel
   7.    learn to play the harmonica
   8.    financial independence
   9.    learn to invest
   10.    crosswords every day
   11.    Broadcast myself on Youtube
   12.    learn photography
   13.    Learn to speed read
   14.    renovate my house
   15.    improve my IQ
   16.    get a tan
   17.    Read more non-fiction
   18.    twitter more
   19.    Exercize brain
   20.    have a costume party
   21.    write a book
   22.    learn how to massage
   23.    learn to dance
   24.    Get back into Martial Arts
   25.    draw manga
   26.    read more manga
   27.    watch more anime
   28.    master linux
   29.    Create something in the steampunk style
   30.    Learn Japanese
   31.    sort out my marriage
   32.    Organize my workshop
   33.    Tone up, get fit and become more flexible
   34.    master IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
   35.    master poker
   36.    cook more
   37.    keep up with housework
   38.    make a comic
   39.    plant a garden
   40.    PMP certification
   41.    become ITIL certified
   42.    learn OS400
   43.    Take AIX Sysadmin exam

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Free Talk / CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
« on: December 24, 2009, 06:00:13 am »
Well, people.  Many of you might not agree with the Christian holiday of Christmas and many of you may even celebrate alternate ones for your own religions, but be it Christmas or any other of the religious holidays, I like to think they all bring man-kind closer together.  So many people like to find something to justify their hatred and intolerance in just about anything, but I like to think that these things are all about love.  The love for your fellow man.

To all the forumites of Flipside... Thanks for being you.  Thanks to Akashayi for her wild and untamed self.  Thanks to Churba for his Loyalty and Honor.  Thanks to Oddball for his friendly self. Thanks to Deatzh, Razzly, Dragon the Huik, Chag4, Lordkat, Malki and many others who have left us or reduced their attendance to the time they've spent with us and the tears and triumphs they've shared. Thanks to Emp_Dragon for your intelligent yet friendly discussions. Thanks to Smiles and her sister for your joy.  Thanks to pozf for taking time for every forumite. Thanks to our enigmatic Selan and NoNa for your ninja photos and hidden selves and thanks to Leana for trying to unravel them.  Thanks to Ronin Angel for not holding back. Thanks to Night-Wraith for your playful attitude in any game. Thanks to CrystalDragonSpaceMarine for confiding in us and seeking our aide. Thanks for UmberIsSexy for all your observations and shared experiences.  To the remainder who I'm too drunk to recall... Thanks for something, I'm sure ;)

Most of all, thank you Brion for the wonderful tale of Flipside that you continue to share with us all and for the community that you have allowed to build around it in the forums and the rest of the Internet.  Thank you for a tale that preaches little else but tolerance and understanding… Together with simple awesomeness XD

I may not call you my Brothers or Sisters, but that’s probably because it would sound like some nerd quote from The Lord of the Rings or something.  But I’d call many of you “Friend”

Merry Christmas Friends.



If you have your own Chrismas message, please share it with the rest of your fellow Flipside Forumites below.

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Free Talk / in your DREAMS
« on: December 21, 2009, 06:51:06 pm »
THE DREAM THREAD


This is a thread for posting your dreams.  If you can remember them, then get here while it's fresh and post 'em quick, or maybe it's an old or repetitive one that you want to share.

Discuss the dreams as well if you like.  This is the DREAMTIME.

My own dream last night:
Australian Senator Conroy had implemented his firewall and Flipside was blocked.  So myself and Churba decided to get around it to grab the next comic page image... After that it gets REALLY strange... Somehow, getting to the image turned into us needing to trek through the African jungle in fully army uniform.  Steadily approaching this flipside comic page which was propped up against a tree.  Well we made it there and then these two cats dress in fully ninja outfit, jumped out of the tree and stole it away.  Churba said something to me about them being Akashayi's cats and then my memory gets fuzzy as to what happened next.

SHARE YOUR DREAMS

note: There's no NSFW tags on this thread, so if its a "steamy" dream then either post it in the Sex Thread or (better still) describe it like you would in a cheesy romance novel  ;D

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Free Talk / Posting under the influence - (NSFW R18+ NC-17 R21 AO R21 K-18)
« on: December 20, 2009, 05:08:13 am »
WARNING

NSFW R18+ NC-17 R21 AO R21 K-18


That should be enough to cover us.

This topic is actually for posting pretty much any old crazy shit you want.  You might post under the influence of say 13 beers like I am right now, or you might just have some weird, perverted, scary crap to share.  Hell, maybe you regard this as the second SEX THREAD and want to make it sexy. Whatever.

Just remember Brion's rules.  If it blatantly shows real genitals, or shows them under stimulation (or with an obvious errection in the case of guys) please link it and warn people appropriately.  If we're talking basic nudity or some hot action that doesn't include the groin (or freckle) of either sex, it's probably fine to show directly with an IMG link.

If we're talking violence, etc. Then it's probably all fine as long as it's fake... If it's real or anything, then please link with appropriate warnings.  I don't know if we'll get too much of this stuff but *shrug*

If you're a little uncertain then always best to err on the side of caution and just link it with warings.

but remember

ABOVE ALL, HAVE FUN!

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Pop Culture / ONLINE POKER
« on: October 16, 2009, 09:09:55 pm »
Where do you play poker or other card games online?

What are some of your experiences?

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The Debate Room / Self Image
« on: October 01, 2009, 06:28:20 am »
Beautiful, Slim, Sexy.

The general image that we're ment to strive for in our bodies.

There are people bashing the media like mad for pushing us to impossible standards not only with supermodels that make up less than 0.01% of the population, but air-brushing techniques that hide what makeup can't or trim more off waists than what even the models can manage.  And I fully support that.

But then we have people telling us to be happy with however we are and people accuse them of encouraging unhealthy lifestyles of bad food and lethargy. And I can understand that view to a certain extent where we certainly need to love our bodies but we also need to respect them.

cosmetics tell us we must have the most firm yet soft and line-free skin no matter our age, that our hair should be full with no grey or balding while a beauty spot is a blemish attracting criticisim from the masses that they set the standard too high leaving the entire human race feeling like their nothing but ugly.  Facelifts, botox injections, hair implants, dental surgery and other significant treatments have become almost a norm and for many, it's never enough and they take it to devastating levels.

But at the same time I can understand how we do need to care for our skin to a certain level and that someone who takes the time to applly makeup, shave, moisturise and care for their hair, respects their body and how they present themselves.

Then we've got men getting penis enlargements or devices to assist, breast implants or lifts, peck implants, and much more at the extreme ends of cosmetic surgery to appear the sexiest and this seems to attract the most criticisim.  But I can also believe that there are people out there who undergo these operations with the right attitudes and that provided nothing is taken too far it's not that much different to someone getting a tattoo or piercings.

What are your feelings and comments on the whole debate of self image. The targets that are set, the reasonable expectations people should have, the available diets, exercise programs, cosmetics, surgery and more?

DEBATE! (i.e. discuss and agree or disagree but don't argue)

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Free Talk / Death Online
« on: September 30, 2009, 05:35:46 pm »
I think it's an interesting thought

What would happen to your online contacts if you died?

Recently I travelled to NZ and my wife's grandfather told me that his daughter, who died 5 years ago at the age of 34, was quite active online and he asked if I could find some of the people she'd been talking to and let them know what happened to her.

It was quite a task but fortunately some Google searches yielded her online username to me and further searches on that put me on to a couple of forums that were still active and there I found several people who she'd talked with heavily and still posted.  They thanked me for letting them know, asked me to pass on my condolences and promised to pass on the message to some others they knew who had been in touch with her.

So what do any of you think would happen if you just stopped posting one day without warning due to your death?  Would you search for the reason a fellow forumite or online chatter suddenly stopped chatting?  Do your friends or family know of the sites you visit so they can let other know or would they be able to access your accounts/web history and discover it?  Heck, any personal experiences with an online friend who's passed away or tracking down the online friends of a friend or family member who's passed on to let them know?

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Pop Culture / HARRY POTTER - books, movies and all.
« on: July 15, 2009, 05:41:51 pm »
Just seeing this come up with the latest movie out.  I'm about to go see it myself actually.

Discuss Harry potter here. Your good and bad experiences. What you think of the books, the movies and the Author.

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The Debate Room / Rape or Consensual Sex?
« on: June 26, 2009, 12:36:47 am »
Redirecting this from the main forum. The question has arrised of "when is sex consensual or rape?"

We begin with alcohol as a culprit for causing women to consent or fail in their objection to sexual intercourse but others may bring in the old argument over an archaic law that still exists in some countries which specifies that a man can force intercourse with his wife and not be charged with rape.  Others might attack those girls that cry wolf who, like the girl who had 56 stars tattoed into her face, regret their actions after the fact and call the man who simply woed them a rapist who forced or took advantage of them to relieve themselves of some unfathomable guilt they feel over the event or to simply get attention.  More still might tackle the age old question on if a grown man can be raped by a woman.  Finally there's the special case of statutory rape in cases where an underage partner is involved but consented.

Here's my personal thought/responses:

For me it's a matter of "Mens Rea" on the accused rapist as to wether or not he's guilty.

End result, if the guy effectively knew or had indication that what he was doing was wrong or considered wrong, then he's of a guilty mind and should be convicted.

But proving his negative intentions is the tricky part and in all things that are doubtful we must revert to the old rule.  Innocent unless proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt.  But, of course, in the extreme cases, such men can usually be caught if they're repeat offenders with the same M.O. as enough flaky and circumstantial evidence can work against them.

The same can be said for women.  Despite whatever we may say about the man's "readiness for action" indicating consent, if the woman had indication that the man was objecting or would object to the sexual treatment then she had an understanding that what she was doing was wrong.  The obvious exclusion here is seduction, where a woman, despite a guilty mind, should not be convicted for simply seducing a man to willingly engage in sexual relations (much like a man should not be lynched for woeing a woman for the same).

Seduction is very seperate from brute force, fear, and drugging or alcohol in that it's coercion or maybe bribing as opposed to blackmailing or threatening.  But that, of course, raises further issues if lies were used in the coercion which I'm completely uncertain about addressing.

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Free Talk / RIP Farrah Fawcett 25th June 2009
« on: June 25, 2009, 06:24:23 pm »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  Not the greatest Pin-up girl of all time!

Died from Cancer at the age of 62 on Thursday.

RIP Farrah.


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Pop Culture / Clan of The Cats - 10 Year Anniversary
« on: June 19, 2009, 03:33:24 pm »
CLAN OF THE CATS
Turns 10 this Saturday the 20th of June


First page/strip of CoTC June 20th 1999


Quote from: CoTC
CoTC is an urban fantasy about a witch, Chelsea Chattan, who is also afflicted by an ancient family curse. In times of stress she transforms into a black panther. This, coupled by her increasing magical power, makes having an ordinary life rather challenging. The stories deal with supernatural themes mainly, but also creep into the realm of normal everyday life.


Beginning with the strip above and improving to it's current, amazing art work by Jamie Robertson, I followed CoTC for quite some time.  The Artist/Author is an amazing person who's continued the work despite numerous health problems over the course of the comic's life including repeated bouts of blindness.  His archives show work with a number of other popular web comic artists, many of whome have since ceased work while CoTC has continued it's epic journey.

The story has been amazing using a beautiful mix of drama and supernatural thriller with comedy in between and through the middle.  His current series, involving dracula, is by far his longest and showcases much of his greatest work.  He also created a side horror/thriller comic from the same universe called Melpomene and a news-paper type comedy strip focusing on the comedy of everyday life in the household of CoTC's werepanther witch and numerous cats.

So please join me in congratulating Jamie Robertson on putting 10 years of his life into sharing the tale of "Clan of The Cats" with us all.



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Free Talk / GOD'S OF FLIPSIDE
« on: June 10, 2009, 07:53:07 pm »
GOD'S OF FLIPSIDE


Foulke: High God of Black and White. The Lobster. Host of the Final Word.
Delusion: High Goddess of Colour. The Vivid Layer.
Akashayi: Demon Goddess of pleasure and pain. The Warrior Temptress.
Charlos: Naughty God of Revelry. The Cheeky Dancer. Patron of Trickery
Umberis: God of Fear. The Stunned Observer. Patron of the Bashful.
Razzly: Goddess of Cuteness. The Cuddly Panda. Lady of Warmth
Deatzh: Goddess of Rage. The Unrestrained Brush. Harper of Wrath.
Churba: God of Hope. The Desired Chance. Champion of Lost Causes.
Pozf: God of Persistence. The Relentless Waves. Leader of the March.
C'Deasum: God or Goddess of Ambiguity. The Questionable Existence.
Ronangelus: God of Taboo. The Unquenchable Fetish. Lord of Unsavoury Liberty.
Aluicious: Goddess of Joy. The Playful Puppy. Lady of Laughter.
Smiles: Goddess of Bliss. The Snuggly Bunny. Mistress of Excitement.
Foof: Goddess of War, The Orphan's Cry, The Bloody Lust, Mistress of discord.
Kaeoden: God of Patience. The Crouching Shadow. Master of Observation.
Selan: Goddess of Abnormality. The Unique Deviant. Priestess of Contortion.
Night-Wraith: God of Bonds. The Knotted Rope. Priest of Unions.
Oddbalus: God of Chaos. The Red Flying Squirel. The Unhinged Spirit.
E'ampea-Draco: God of Reason, The Voice of Logic, Master of Balance.
Lordakat: Reforged God of Madness. The Serious Giggler.
Chagfore: Lost Goddess of Life. The Youthful Glade. Empress of Children.
Dragon The Huik: Lost God of Order and Reason. The Wise Guide
Apocolypto: Lost God of Death and Disaster. The Seeker of Destruction.


FLIPSIDE GENESIS




In the Beginning, there was Foulke, High God of Black and White and Delusion, High Goddess of Colour.  They saw over the universe and their dreams formed the Vorpal Sea of thought until Foulke reached in and gave substance to the dreams, bringing forth Iscariot, while Delusion found beauty in it and made it so.  Then the High Gods formed the first Lesser Gods to give their creations purpose and direction; Dragon the Huik, God of Order to govern the world, Chagfore, Goddess of Life to guide it's inhabitants and Apocolypto God of Death and Destruction to rule the Vorpal Sea.  For a while, it was good.

However, Apocolypto, God of Death and Destruction lusted for Chagfore, Goddess of Life, but her heart was already taken by Dragon the Huik, God of Order, and from their consecration was born Aluicious, Goddess of Joy and her sister Smiles, Goddess of Bliss.  Apocolypto's jealousy gave shape to demon's in the Vorpal Sea, mirroring his desires for life in death, until in a moment of insanity; he took Chagfore by force and destroyed the harmony and balance of the world.  In the wake of his actions, as shame took hold of him, Apocolypto did what his fellow gods would have no-doubt done and turning his own destructive power inwards, gave in to his own realm becoming lost to the world.

The other Gods and all Iscariot wept for their beloved Chagfore and as the Goddess of Life she could not bring herself to abandon the spawn she bore from that terrible attack and thus was born Lordakat, God of Madness.  But with that task complete she faded from the world, no longer able to feel the happiness she once knew and with her, Dragon the Huik, God of Order, followed, bringing the "Old Order" to an end.  Delusion, Goddess of Colour, turned from the world as she wept for her lost creations and it was in this time that Foulke, High God of Black and White, sought comfort in the arms of a creature from the Vorpal Sea and from that union was born Akashayi, Demon Goddess of Pleasure and Pain.

As the Gods continued to folly in their sorrow Akashayi, Demon Goddess of Pleasure and Pain, Seduced the other Lesser Gods and hosted a great fornification between Lordakat - God of Madness, Smiles - Goddess of Bliss, her sister Aluicious - Goddess of Joy and herself.  During that cursed session, thanks to the perversions of Akashayi, Lordakat poured all his essence into the three goddesses, until he was no more and became lost to the world.  Aluicious gave birth to Oddbalus, God of Chaos, while her sister Smiles gave rise to Churba, God of Hope and his sister Razzly, Goddess of Cuteness.  Akashayi herself created from that union, Foof, Goddess of War, who would lead the Vorpal Sea’s demon horde against the people of Iscariot, and Charlos, Naughty God of Revelry who she would love as no mother should be thought to love her son.

The forbidden match of Charlos, Naughty God of Revelry and his mother Akashayi, Demon Goddess of Pleasure and pain, brought forth the aptly designated fruit of Ronangelus, God of Taboo.  In Lieu of this Churba encouraged Oddbalus, God of Chaos to join with Razzly, Goddess of Cuteness and their deeds gave form to Selan, Goddess of Abnormality and C'Deasum the God or Goddess of Ambiguity who both caused Savant Sorcerers of unfathomable power to be born, who could challenge the demons.  As the influence of these new gods left the world of Iscariot bereft of balance, Delusion, High Goddess of Colour, was torn from her sorrow to view the world and so petrified was she that in her moment of shock Umberis, God of Fear, was formed.  Delusion turned from her world again and wept for a world she felt was lost as the new God Umberis became the natural victim of the other God's games.

Umberis, God of Fear, was pitied upon by Churba, God of Hope, and the two conspired to bring the High Gods to action. Churba saved Delusion, High Goddess of Colour from her grief and gave her reason to believe the world of Iscariot could still be saved and brought to balance.  Umberis showed Foulke, God of Black and White, what his abstainment had bred and he was jolted from his state of apathy.  Together the two High Gods cast such a baleful eye upon the world that their divine will formed into Deatzh, Goddess of Rage, as the two rained destruction upon what they saw.  Realizing the folly in their haste they created Keaoden, God of Patience and he observed quietly from the shadows to advice the High Gods on all that took place.

As Foulke, High God of Black and White and Delusion, High goddess of Colour resisted the attempts of by many of the Lesser gods to drive them back to abstinence and ignorance once again, Keaoden, God of Patience, relayed that Deatzh, Goddess of Rage, was punishing much of the hurtful pleasures inflicted upon the previously fearful victims as they now responded with wrath.  However, the daughters of Chagfore, Lost Goddess of Life, and Dragon the Huik, God of Order and Reason, came to the High Gods and Aluicious, Goddess of Joy, Smiles, Goddess of Bliss and her daughter Razzly, Goddess of Cuteness, showed them that Akashayi, Demon Goddess of Pleasure and pain, together with Charlos, Naughty God of Revelry and Foof, Goddess of War, prospered in this repeating cycle.  The High Gods realized that they must remain vigilant in their quest for never ending improvement and formed Pozf, God of Persistence, so that they may never give up and turn from the world again.

After a time when Keaoden, God of Patience, continued to observe the influences of the Lesser Gods such as Oddbalus, God of Chaos, Ronangelos, God of Taboo and C'Deasum, God or Goddess of Ambiguity together with their parents the High Gods began to understand that Iscariot was a place of liberty and diversity but was laden with selfish actions and had little concept of community and unity.  Thus, in their greatest wisdom, did Foulke, High God of Black and While, together with Delusion, High Goddess of Colour, give shape to Night-Wraith, God of Bonds. This final god helped the people of Iscariot feel a connection with each other and gave rise to feelings of compassion and respect.  Like this, did Iscariot exist for many centuries, as the gods Dreamt on, loving but watchful.  But nothing lasts forever...

As the High Gods begun to rest, content in their works, Akashayi, Demon Goddess of Pleasure and Pain, together with her spawn worked to reforge Lordakat, God of Madness. When the only seed of Apocolypto returned to Iscariot his presence brought with it, once again, the seeds of insanity which even now continue to sew themselves in the Gods and the beings of Iscariot, once again upsetting the balance.


Ever read the webcomic The Gods of Arr-Kelan?  Well, among us are the Gods of Flipside and they are listed above.  Discuss in this forum topic who is likely to be the God or Goddess of what aspect and he or she will be listed above.  Note that the Gods can be overthrown and have their seat taken by another who has proven more worthy a representative of the position, however Brion can at any time nominate somone to a designation.

The basic structure I use is: NAME: God/Goddess of FORCE, The SOMETHING OBJECT, Master/Mistress/Lady/Lord/Patron/Etc of [SYNONYM FOR FORCE]

The SOMETHING OBJECT usually has some association with the FORCE which the God prepresents involving a call to something representing the forum member if at all possible.  And who doesn't feel unexplainable bliss as they Snuggle a Bunny? *lol*

My inspirations are primarily from Raymond E. Feist's pantheon of Midkemia (you'll see why in the link) but obviously I've taken a great deal of the rough knowledge we have on Iscariot and Flipside into account in order to create something which vaguely associates it's self with the comic (i.e. the Knights worship the "Old Order" before magick, when Dragon The Huik saw to the natural order, Demons from the Vorpal Sea were a reality at one point and Magick existed far and beyond the current limitations in a forgotten era).

I've also tried to find roles/forces which the forumite is well known for, but your welcome to contend for a title and put your story forward.  There's no stopping someone from rising up and displacing a god to become the new primary "awareness" behind the force in question.

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Artist's Den / ART ASSIGNMENT 02 - Demon Goddess of Sex - Akashayi
« on: May 13, 2009, 10:49:06 pm »
The next exercise to help enhance your artistic skills will involve taking a real life person, from a few pictures, and drawing her in a style of your choice as a fantasy figure.

Thats right, the challenge/exercise is to draw our very own forum member, Akashayi, as a Demon Goddess of sex.

For the sake of images we can actually display, rather than link, try to think more temptress than full frontal.

We're progressing from a requirement for a face only, to a front on, full body view in B&W pencil, pen or other.

For some extra effort and points draw her blowing a kiss, or inviting you close with a twitch of her hand or finger. To go a bit further, feel free to try drawing Maytag making an offering to the goddess, or add in her domain as a background if you want to test your scenery skills.  You might picture her in leather or in a seductive, whispy silk but by the pictures below, she does appear to like a good, pointy knife or sword and almost certainly has an affinity for felines.

To really test your skills draw her eating Sushi, using someone's nude body as a platter.




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Artist's Den / ART ASSIGNMENT 01 - Catboy Crest
« on: May 07, 2009, 11:46:37 am »
Alright, for all those out there wanting to be given challenges to exercise their artistic skills, here's the first of a series we'll get rolling around here.

Your first assignment is to draw Crest in a catboy costume.

This is the beginners run here so feel free to simply draw his head on any angle with cat ears in B&W only.  If you'd like to push it, draw the full body but you probably don't want to start out with anything too tricky or you might loose patience and give up. Keep it easy and make multiple submissions if you'd like.

Those wishing to really push the challenge could draw him in some special pose, on a leash, getting petted by another character or even try drawing him as a real catboy (see below for different levels of 'furriness' you might choose from for a real catboy).



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The Debate Room / Right to Arms
« on: May 05, 2009, 09:03:46 pm »
Just sparking up one of the more common debates out there.

The 2nd ammendment of the United States states:
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Some argue "REGULATED MALITIA" is only those registered in the army or reserves, while others point to "right of the PEOPLE to keep arms" as the defining statement.

But regardless of any constitutional statement what are your thoughts, beliefs and opinions on the laws/guidelines for bearing of arms by a nation's citizens?

AND DON'T FORGET TO VOTE

law requires gun ownership
There are some countries out there who's law goes the opposite way and forces you to own a gun.  Although many of these nations also have a mandatory service period to the military or other such group for training and discipline.

unrestricted
You want a high power assult rifle? You wanna carry it across your back while you shop at the local store? Done and Done.

restricted from carrying in public
You want a high power assult rifle? Done, but leave it at home, or at least in the car.

restricted from some high-power weapons
Forget the assult rifle, high-power sniper rifle and full-automatic, but any other semi-automatic hand gun or rifle is yours.

restricted from most weapons
Except where you work a job that requires it, semi-automatic rifles are a no no, as are most hand guns, etc but the remaining rifles and hand guns with small magazines can be carried around.

restricted from most weapons and carrying in public
As above but leave it at home, probably under lock and key.

Weapons granted only for job requirements
Thats it. Unless you're a farmer, security guard or work some other profession that requires the gun, you're not getting one.  Even then, you'll be restricted to what you're allowed (probably the above restriction).

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The Debate Room / LOVE
« on: May 02, 2009, 04:21:33 pm »
Thats right. This is the thread for discussion and debate about that funny little word with so much meaning and significance across the English speaking world

:-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
LOVE
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

As opposed to the familial and platonic love, we're focusing on the romantic love. So argue away as to it's meaning, necessity, significance and even what constitutes true love as opposed to the infatuations, crushes, desires and much more.

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Flipside Discussion / Flipside SECRET AREAS - Hints
« on: March 29, 2009, 10:33:34 pm »
The following are a list of hints to finding some secret areas within the primary flipside website.
They were originally posted by Brion in an earlier forum.

***************

Secret Flipline: Look for the secret "phone" by a counter.

Secret Madman's Stash: Somewhere in May's interview...

Secret Gallery: Look for an image of strip poker.

Secret April Fools Archive: Look for the approriate date in the update log.

Secret Map Room: Step 1: Make a mistake. Step 2: Find the map.

***************

With respect to other's fun in figuring out the clues and finding the areas, please don't post a link the them in the forum.  If someone asks for a link because they simply can't find the area despite the clues, kindly PM it to them.

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Flipside Discussion / FLIPSIDE ACTION FIGURES
« on: March 26, 2009, 10:15:23 pm »
Shadowgirls recently submitted a design of their Shadowchild character to be made into an action figure/statue here:
http://www.patchtogether.com/?Designs_Details&Id=1124

I'm just wondering, how many people would buy an Action Figure of Maytag, Bern or Bloody Mary, given the option.

Looks like they'd retail for around $38.00 US. (give or take $8)

VOTE ABOVE


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The Debate Room / ALCOHOL - Free/Restrict/Banish
« on: March 19, 2009, 05:56:10 pm »
Australia has recently had debate about youth binge drinking and alcohol abuse in parliament, etc.

The answer they came up with was to put extra charges/taxes on "Alcopops" (pre-mixed drinks) since these seemed to be the most popular amongst the youth and were seen as misleading with their sweet and fruity flavours.  However it was overturned recently under the argument that youth would either continue regardless or just seek alcohol from the cheaper unmixed spirits, beers and other grog.  A further point was made that this is a cultural issue and not an issue with the ease that the drinks can be consumed. Personally I agree with the turn-over.  I think that a lot of the problem is that youth appear to have a culture with the aim of getting drunk rather than having drinks with friends.

On the other hand, like smoking, I can certainly see how vast quantities of it affects people's health and the health of the community.  So it's possibly understandable that drinkers should pay extra for their drinks considering the lengths and costs to government in policing, managing and educating on the distribution and consuption of alcohol.

Another line of thought out there is that restrictions should be done on it's advertising and health warnings put on bottles.  Australia already has a total ban on Cigarette advertising and requires a great big, ugly health warning on the front with a picture of cancer getting cut out or dead/dying smokers, etc.  Some are simply suggesting that Alcohol should be banned from advertising at/during sports events and certain times such as during the day.

But what do you guys think?  Should there be any restrictions made on purchase of alcohol?  Vote above

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RP World / RPG TEMPLATES
« on: March 17, 2009, 11:58:28 pm »
This thread/topic conctains a list of templates that can be cut and paste to start a new RPG game (even if one instance of the game is currently running under another GM/DM) or to help guide you in the creation of your own RPG game.

Feel free to add more templates that you yourself have created.

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OOC Talk / TALK: DRAWN DREAM
« on: March 16, 2009, 06:05:17 pm »
TALK: DRAWN DREAM

STATUS = ONE VACANCY. THIRD PAGE COMPLETE.
TURN ORDER = Pozf,
charles, D'Archangel, Malki, Evil Kitten


Whoever you are, wherever you are, you fall into a deep sleep.  Or the closest thing your people have to the concept of sleep.  You feel like you are in a void of nothing, and yet something surrounds you, fills you and... whispers to you.

"We are fate, destiny, time and space and we have chosen you and others from throughout the known and the unknown times and spaces to work together and help us all, for a great danger has befallen all that was, all that shall be, all that is and all that is not.  You shall soon wake up amongst others not of your time and world, in a time and world that is not your own.  We have given you the ability to communicate in a way common to each other and to the place you enter but all else shall be up to you.  Your goals may not yet be clear, nor even your journey, yet we have chosen you because your actions, either led by us or by your own will, are the only hope of saving all."

You wake up at the same time as a group of others, in a small field beside a road leading to a town only a walk away, and although this world is not your home, nor any you have ever known, you somehow know the place you are... Iscariot.

This, is your DRAWN DREAM


WELCOME:

Welcome. This is a picture/comic RPG where players draw a comic or image for their participation in the story.  Each player has one week to produce their image unless they forfeit/swap a turn and we are all permitted to write actions and dialogue for each other's characters within reason.  Co-ordination can be achieved through this thread but all posts in the RPG IC THREAD must be the next image in the story and only if it is your turn. Anything else will be deleted by a MOD.

The story is mostly player driven.  There is the introduction above but no future plans or challenges other than what the players present to themselves and each other through their continued telling of the story.  MOD/DM/GM work will mainly be limited to approving new players, setting the turn order and keeping the story within a certain level of reason.

Super powers, magick and complex/futuristic technology are all allowed in this RPG, but remember that we are in Flipside's Iscariot so you may have difficulty recharging, reloading or repairing any special equipment or abilities that require it (there's no bullets in Iscariot but they do have magick explosive liquids to possibly make your own from).  It is presumed that any special powers/abilities you had in your own plane of existence will work in Iscariot and have their desired effects on others but they are unique to yourself.  Powers such as immortality, invulnerabilty and rapid healing are all permitted, but keep the powers short of a literal God level.  You will find any ability to jump between dimensions or portal will not work and thus you are stuck on Iscariot.  You will note that this is a very flexible and fairly unrestricted set of guidelines but you are asked to use some common sense.  A great player is not defined by the mighty character they build but by the story they tell through that character.

Please indicate in the this thread if you would like to join the story, but note that there can only be 6 active players at any given time due to the long wait between turns.  You are free to copy this RPG template and create your own DRAWN DREAM game with other players if you wish.


Above all, have fun.

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RP World / DRAWN DREAM
« on: March 16, 2009, 05:55:15 pm »
DRAWN DREAM

STATUS = ONE VACANCY. THIRD PAGE COMPLETE.
TURN ORDER = Pozf,
charles, D'Archangel, Malki, Evil Kitten


Whoever you are, wherever you are, you fall into a deep sleep.  Or the closest thing your people have to the concept of sleep.  You feel like you are in a void of nothing, and yet something surrounds you, fills you and... whispers to you.

"We are fate, destiny, time and space and we have chosen you and others from throughout the known and the unknown times and spaces to work together and help us all, for a great danger has befallen all that was, all that shall be, all that is and all that is not.  You shall soon wake up amongst others not of your time and world, in a time and world that is not your own.  We have given you the ability to communicate in a way common to each other and to the place you enter but all else shall be up to you.  Your goals may not yet be clear, nor even your journey, yet we have chosen you because your actions, either led by us or by your own will, are the only hope of saving all."

You wake up at the same time as a group of others, in a small field beside a road leading to a town only a walk away, and although this world is not your home, nor any you have ever known, you somehow know the place you are... Iscariot.

This, is your DRAWN DREAM


WELCOME:

Welcome. This is a picture/comic RPG where players draw a comic or image for their participation in the story.  Each player has one week to produce their image unless they forfeit/swap a turn and we are all permitted to write actions and dialogue for each other's characters within reason.  Co-ordination can be achieved through the OOC TALK THREAD associated with this RPG but all posts in this thread must be the next image in the story and only if it is your turn. Anything else will be deleted by a MOD.

The story is mostly player driven.  There is the introduction above but no future plans or challenges other than what the players present to themselves and each other through their continued telling of the story.  MOD/DM/GM work will mainly be limited to approving new players, setting the turn order and keeping the story within a certain level of reason.

Super powers, magick and complex/futuristic technology are all allowed in this RPG, but remember that we are in Flipside's Iscariot so you may have difficulty recharging, reloading or repairing any special equipment or abilities that require it (there's no bullets in Iscariot but they do have magick explosive liquids to possibly make your own from).  It is presumed that any special powers/abilities you had in your own plane of existence will work in Iscariot and have their desired effects on others but they are unique to yourself.  Powers such as immortality, invulnerabilty and rapid healing are all permitted, but keep the powers short of a literal God level.  You will find any ability to jump between dimensions or portal will not work and thus you are stuck on Iscariot.  You will note that this is a very flexible and fairly unrestricted set of guidelines but you are asked to use some common sense.  A great player is not defined by the mighty character they build but by the story they tell through that character.

Please indicate in the OOC TALK THREAD if you would like to join the story, but note that there can only be 6 active players at any given time due to the long wait between turns.  You are free to copy this RPG template and create your own DRAWN DREAM game with other players if you wish.


Above all, have fun.

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