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I have been writing as a hobby for around seventeen years now (wow does that make me sound old). I have been a regular member and roleplayer on no less than eight different online forums during that time (including the old RPG), five six of which no longer exist.

I was previously a regular on the Homestuck forums, but I became so sick of thread turnover there that I asked around and eventually found the Guild. Since joining, I have exclusively only participated in Advanced RPs. Before Mahz gave NRPs their own subforum, I used to be an NRP regular in the Advanced Subforum.

If you ask anybody who has written with me in previous RPs, they should tell you that I have a generally open schedule, I post regularly and in a timely fashion, and I never drop an RP once I join unless the thread dies. Some of them may tell you that I have extensive expertise within the realms of Biology, Psychology, and Physics, which I will make no effort to validate since there is no way I can provide hard proof of aforementioned alleged expertise to anybody over the internet (though I am happy to try and answer any questions you send my way).

My favorite fandom is the Myst franchise, which seemingly nobody other than me has ever heard of.

I have been quadruple secret banned from the guild chat. That is not a joke.

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I will not be lending my critiques this time around, for a number of reasons, some of which hail back to RPGC #15. Call it a decision made in protest (though pointedly without malice; consider this an opinionated rant).

I do not feel the parameters of the contest are sufficiently permissive to make feedback necessary or helpful from me. A 7000 word ceiling cap for a co-authored piece, for those of you who do not frequently collaborate with other writers, is paltry. A written piece is always exactly as long as it needs to be, no more or less, and forcing writers to constrain themselves where a better story might otherwise be conceived is pointless as anything other than a challenge in and of itself for the sake of itself, invalidating the nominal pretense of the contest parameters in favor of an assignment of brevity. There is no legitimate reason to impose any kind of wordcount limit except for that specific purpose. I include in that assessment the time and ability required of judges to evaluate submissions. If somebody submits an 800,000 megabrick, the judge should be up to the task of evaluating the whole story in a timely fashion - after all, the writer themselves was called to the task of creating aforementioned brick in a limited span of time.

Additionally, the arbitrary rule against gratuitous violence - which in and of itself does not violate Guild Rules - is just that. An arbitrary imposition of the judge upon the writer based on personal preference, which constrains writers in a similar fashion to a wordcount limit (the judge may impose such a rule freely, it is their contest, but that does not change that the rule is arbitrary). Ideally, the judge would not constrain the content of a story beyond the narrow tailoring of the challenge parameters themselves and what is forbidden by Guild Rules.

I may lend critique to submissions in future RPGCs even if these policies do not change, but for the moment I have no interest in evaluating the subjective merit of stories that have been unduly constrained by needless guidelines.
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Oh look. The Guild is working again. Fancy that.

Brief update. I got started on my reviews but have been kept from accessing the Guild the last few days by the egregious 504 errors. I just now managed to come on, and have saved all the entries, so I should be able to continue working on them now. I will aim to have them up by tomorrow, guild-functionality permitting.
Brief update. I got started on my reviews but have been kept from accessing the Guild the last few days by the egregious 504 errors. I just now managed to come on, and have saved all the entries, so I should be able to continue working on them now. I will aim to have them up by tomorrow, guild-functionality permitting.
I will be formulating reviews for all of the entries, as was promised long ago, though I will not be voting. Expect them up by Saturday.
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I am here. Posted multiple times this week and everything.
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