[Quint's Scrapbook] New Start on a New World

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[Quint's Scrapbook] New Start on a New World

Postby Quint Caravel on November 9th, 2013, 7:24 pm

That's an excellent point!

I hear you. Ultimately, no matter how much I love the OOC stuff, if I can't create a player character that interacts with others inside the game world then I'm just depriving myself of the immersion that play-by-post offers.

It's just... I've never seen such an amazing place. When I glanced at Mizahar in 2009, it was a bare-bones place with barely any players and very little development. And now it is flourishing; I could spend weeks here as a guest without writing or going into chat and I'd still barely have time to scratch the surface of all the stories written.

And here I don't just mean OOC stuff. I'm also reading all the IC stuff. Right now I'm following along a murder mystery in Nyka. How cool is that? An actual murder mystery wrapped in a fantasy role-playing game!

I've never approached a place like Mizahar from the end of the spectrum where I am the appreciative audience.

And since you posted here, I'll admit I'm a fan of yours. I read your posts, too. The dance one is sweet. Even the solo one with the beads holds my interest.

The next piece that she did was going to test her knotting skills, because it was a very intricate knot but would end up being beautiful. She got a single length of rope that was around a foot long, she wanted the extra because this was called a sheep shank knot and it involved bending the rope in such a way that there was three strands from one rope, as well as each end holding a knot.


Yes, the detail on the double helix and colored beads is great, but you so much more here than just describe things. You give the reader a sense of suspense: will she succeed at tying the knot? (And there's a theme there as well, since this is a woman in the middle of her period cycle; a woman worried that she might be pregnant often wants to be sure she's not going to end up a single mom.)
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Postby Taylani on November 9th, 2013, 8:03 pm

aww thanks Quint. I admit I am looking forward to seeing some of your IC stuff as well :)
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[Quint's Scrapbook] New Start on a New World

Postby Quint Caravel on November 10th, 2013, 1:31 am

Today I saw the most awesome thing ever. Gods burst into tears of jealousy and even -- yes, I mean shirtless gods holding towels were jealous-- anyway, ladies and gentlemen, here is Orion Michaels making the Prrrf sound:



(20:24:36) Gossamer: OMG that was a perfect Prrrf.
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Postby Quint Caravel on November 14th, 2013, 3:58 am

Kaden posted this in a hello thread, and so it got me curious about rudimentary box-codes. Especially in light of the official moderator posts today on making sure a post was easy on the eyes so it could be graded.

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Don't worry about images and things. Not everyone uses them. If you don't know how to make them there are code guides to be found and there are also people who make them for others. If you ask nicely I am sure someone would be willing to help you out. I recommend trying your hand at making your own first, its fun! That is if you even want to use one.

Welcome to Mizahar~ If you don't know where to start check your messages for a welcome note and handy starting link.


Okay, I don't want to ruin someone else's intro thread with my fiddling around, but the only way I ever learn anything is through hands-on experimentation. Besides the quote, there are five nested braces. One summons a pic, one does something-- maybe to the transparency, one plays with size, one with color and one with font.

Hmm... let me see if I can imitate that.

Let's see... I don't quite know what all the words in this magic spell for making box codes does, so I'll experiment parenthesis by parenthesis.

The first parenthesis bracket summons a picture so let's see how it looks with one from my own album.

I don't know what the word frametrans means so I'll search the website.

(some minutes later...)

Ok, found a post by Goss. The first part is a color, the second a number that only looks good to my eyes if its 8 or 9. (Yes, I tested this by hitting the "Preview" button 9 times.)

I know 'color' and 'font' and 'size' so let's tweak those a bit.


Ok, that is rather ugly, and very rudimentary compared to all the beautiful boxcodes that the people here have, but at least I have a slightly novice understanding.

Quint Caravel gets +1 point in boxcodes! He is now 01/100 Novice!
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Postby Quint Caravel on November 14th, 2013, 4:08 am

And here's a box Abstract just sent me to play with.

Thank you, Abstract!
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Postby Quint Caravel on November 14th, 2013, 4:09 am

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Postby Sinoa on November 15th, 2013, 7:28 pm

yay ducks! also holy crap you have 99 post already?
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Postby Taylani on November 15th, 2013, 8:23 pm

Ducks are awesomeness.
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[Quint's Scrapbook] New Start on a New World

Postby Abstract on November 15th, 2013, 8:25 pm

Oi. Not going to change the color of the box, or the font? Try some creativity, will you? :P

And that duck... O.O
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Postby Gossamer on November 15th, 2013, 8:29 pm

You ladies are going to create a monster. Now we we can just get him to stop with the garish eye-bleeding yellows and purples and school him in 'soothing colors'.
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