It's time for the IWAKU ROMANCE FESTIVAL!

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Diana, Feb 1, 2013.

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    Welcome to Iwaku's February Romance Festival!

    Romance in story-telling has become an under-appreciated, stereotyped, abused and cliched element. When you hear romance, the first thing to come to mind might be trashy romance novels with the mary-sue cast, formulaic romantic comedies where everything is painfully predictable... or in our world of roleplay - those shallow one on one threads where characters fall in love in the first five posts and proceed to have one-liner sex for 10 pages!

    However, romance can be so much MORE in a story than this. From the war over Helen of Troy. The tragic stupidity of Romeo and Juliet. The sweetness of Old Man Fredricksen and his wife in UP. The terror and confusion of a criminal boyfriend. It can be subtle and mentioned in passing. Or it can be the star of the story.

    This month, we hope to open your eyes to the different ways you can use romance as a story element, and add a little more depth to your romances as well as your roleplaying!

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    Special Dated Events This Month:

    Heart Hunt Contest starting on the 3rd

    Dating Game Chat RP on the 7th

    Love Song Karaoke on the 8th

    Sweet Heart Contest on the 11th

    Club Fae ChatRP on the 14th

    The Mardi Gras Masquerade on the 15th

    Bachelor and Bachelorette ChatRP on the 22nd

    AND MORE!

    You Can Also Look Forward to:

    Romance Theme Challenges & Exercises in the Challenge Area and Academy!

    Workshops on Romance and Mature content by Esthalia!

    Roleplays in ALL of our sections!

    Blog posts on various subjects from romantic style to musical playlists.

    And stuff by YOU GUYS! THE MEMBERS! We can't have a festival without YOU also sharing content!

    Help show your love of the festival with these cool banners made by volunteers!

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  2. Re: It's time for then IWAKU ROMANCE FESTIVAL!

    WHOOP! LETS GET THIS STARTED! >:D
    THERE SHALL BE <3 and LOVE AND UNIDENTIFIED LIQUIDS EVURYWHERE!
    WHOOP WHOOP! :D
     
  3. [video=youtube;xIOOUD7V_7I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIOOUD7V_7I[/video]

    Now if you excuse me I have some cyberpunk to be writing.
     
  4. Where is the intro video announcement?

    Also this is going to be fun. I changed up my avatar and name!
     
  5. Apparently Diana is techno-retarded and could not figure out how to make a video. >>
     
  6. I have a few goodies to empty from my love sack! :D

    Since some members are changing their names Here are some words similar to Love to help out<3
    Romantic Words

    Or if you're even to lazy for that try this Generator? Even for just Funsies! :D
    Name Generator

    And Finally a Few Cute Gifs to add around to places if you like ^^
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  7. *pats Diana's face* It's okay~ You are not alone in the techno-retardation club. ^^'
     
  8. Aweeeeee we still love you Diana~!!!
     
  9. For those of you having trouble finding the perfect romantic avatar, there is now a special avatar pack available!
     
  10. Sounds like fun!