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It's ... pretty easy out there for a pimp, really

The Crack That Has Eaten My Fannish Soul, aka fandomhigh, is now accepting student and teacher applications for the summer semester. The summer session is going to be pretty much a summercamp, not classes, but new characters accepted for it would continue on as students/teachers once the 'school' semester starts in the Fall. Basically it's a chance to start a new character in a more relaxed and probably hijinky atmosphere, with less specific requirements on your character than when classes are in session.

Not an admin here - rules questions should be asked on the linked post! But if you want a player's-eye-view of something, or school gossip, or a rundown on the situations of characters that already exist in the game, feel free to ask. I might not know the answer, but I can but try. FH people on my friendslist, feel free to jump in.


2006-03-29 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm not interested in joining, but may I ask OMG how do you ever possibly keep up with it?


2006-03-29 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Speaking as a person who isn't good at keeping up with things, fandom_radio is invaluable, plus friends to keep you abreast of interesting things through IM.


2006-03-29 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Also the nice thing about it is that it's not one central plotline like a plotted RPG (or... say, a night-time drama) where you have to know everything that's going on in order to enjoy it. It's possible to only pay attention to the characters and plotlines that interest you, by following the radio or links in people's character journals (some people are OCD enough to do link-summaries every day, la la la la... and some are not) - and skim the rest, as long as you catch the basic stuff that everybody's supposed to know happened, which the radio broadcast is good for.

PLus there's the whole getting my brain eaten by it. And sometimes I sleep.


2006-03-29 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

I have a headache just thinking about it. But I am happy that you're happy, even if I worry that I need to go over there and pull out your 'net connection and tuck you into bed.


2006-03-29 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

How do timeline issues work? I'm interested in applying, but I'd want to play a character who hadn't been born when the only other character from that fandom in the game was in high the school outside of canon time constraints like that? Also, how much of a time commitment is it? It's not like I have too much of a life outside of my lappy, but I don't want to get in over my head.



2006-03-29 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Timelines are sooooo not an issue. For example, my current student character? Born in 2004. And yet he's sixteen in the game :)


2006-03-29 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Awesome. The character I'm thinking of applying becomes the squire of his only fandom-mate in the game in canon, yet would have to be only three years younger than her in the game...kind of like Harry Potter and Remus Lupin being in school together, or Giles and Buffy. Good to know it's...flexible.


2006-03-29 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's very flexible, but players can't rely on sharing the same source-dimension as someone already in the game from their fandom. Existing characters usually have their own Non-Player-Character versions of t he supporting characters from their canon, so while a new player might very well be accepted as... Thom of Trebond, say, he wouldn't be the Thom that our Alanna has been writing letters home to - unless that was arranged between the players and everybody agreed to it.

Basically FH is a dimensional nexus that can be accessed not only by multiple universes (The HP-verse, the Buffyverse, the Lioness Quartet verse) but multiple timelines from those universes.


2006-03-29 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)




2006-03-30 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)

*sporfle* Totally. I figure I could play him better than most characters from that 'verse. And he's fun.


2006-03-29 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

The time commitment is a little... You get out of it what you put into it, you know? In theory you could just post in classes and your club of choice, but that might not be as much fun as doing more, uh, out of class interactions. Being on IM is good for that, by the way.


2006-03-29 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sure, it's easy out there for a pimp?