GREETINGS APRIL! Spring is in the air! Old farts are digging their ways out of their graves, and fresh newbling meat has stumbled in to our traps. During these last few days of the school year, we'll see many fall victim to finals. But never fear, Iwaku is here to give you a break and roleplay away all that stress. Make sure you drop in to Member Central to meet & greet newbies and returning members! Our Updated Navigation bar! We've updated the Navbar with a tab called Iwakuisms and one called Games. In these two sections you'll find a lot of those "hard to find" links like the Resume, Survey, Staff Application, and more. We hope this will help you find what you're looking for. A Light Style to ease your eyes. Finally, after lots and lots and lots of pouting, we've given in to the wishes for a "Light" themed style. You spoiled members, you! You'll find this style in your Settings OR at the bottom of the forum in the Quick Style Chooser. Public Service Announcements - Don't Be Trollin'! We give you a gentle reminder that the Asylum is the only area of the site we allow you to get fiesty and trollin'. So mind you manners across the boards! So you think you can be a Staff Member? During the Spring and Summer season we may be saying goodbye to some staff members as they get busy with real life. If YOU are interested in being a staff member, see if you meet the requirements and turn in an application! Iwaku Roleplay Awards - Honoring Iwaku Players! The results of our terribly conducted Roleplay Awards are now in! You can now honor each other the way great roleplay rememberance is meant to be! Newsletter Submissions Form & Discussion Group Several members have been trying to help provide extra content to the newsletters. If you visit the NEWS GROUP you can help brainstorm topics. Or submit your articles directly with the new Submission Form! Iwaku Triad - Member Cards Edition 2! The new Member Deck Edition 2 is coming out soon. If you'd like to request a personalized picture, head over to the group and post! Iwakumon - Beta Testing! We've finally debuted the belated Christmas present. Iwakumon!. Help us beta test and work out the kinks by trying the game and reporting all bugs in the Iwakumon discussion group. FOCUS ON ROLEPLAY Our Most Valuable Player this month is The Raven's Song for great post contributions! Roleplay of the Month is Stuck In A Mansion, a fun twist on the haunted mansions! NEWEST IWAKU ROLEPLAYS IWAKU Iwaku Rebuild APOCALYPTIC 45 Days: The 3600 FANTASY Tournament of the Demon Blades MODERN What Will Happen Next? FANTASY A Maidstone Production MODERN SCIFI Totally Radical Aliens From Outer Space MISC A Coopoerative Effort - Tale of A Kingdom HISTORICAL German Boundaries HORROR Call of Cthulhu: The Black Elixir FANTASY Land of Myth and Magic FANTASY Avatar: The First Fires, Book 2 MISC One Kingdom's Insanity JUMP IN TO SOME JUMP IN ROLEPLAYS! MISC New Dawn: What a Wonderful World MISC Crystalis FANTASY A Not So Clear Choice FANTASY Anything Happens So Strange How You Meet People FANTASY Time in the Cemetary FANTASY Dreams Awayin SCIFI TECHNO CAMPFIRES SCIFI One Hell of a Journey Find many other kinds of roleplays in the OOC Forum. MUCH ADO ABOUT CHATTING Our Member of the Month is Phoenix Arrande, who despite being a newbie has jumped in to the community with full force! How about stopping by General to see what other Iwaku citizens are talking about? Great Topics This Month: Shake Weight For Men The Death of Civility Laser Guns! Keeping Up with Japan Tell a Song of Yourself Girl Invasion Nostalgic Moments Who is bigger and badder? Your Taste in Food Character Alignments If Iwaku were an Anime What do you like in the opposite gender? ENHANCING YOUR MUSE Asha is our March challenge winner for her entry to the A Test of Dedication challenge. Are you wanting to give your muse a little exercise? Check out some of the current and past challenges in the Corner. Challenge Yourself: Writing: Moving Time Poetry: Springtime Writing: Son, It's Time you took a bath. Writing: Five Reasons to Move Poetry: Feeling Green Showcase: Piro's Assault on Iwaku card deck. Asha's lovely Art Abbey. Sakura shares her day in pictures! Idylle displays her artwork and writing. Wendu gives us a world of color. Ela also display her Artwork! BLOG BOX Did you know the blogs are an ideal way to store information, ideas, or just ramble out nonsense to get your brain flowing? See what other members have been posting. Blog Focus: King Weavel reviews Sentinel Vs Sentivel: The Fate of Two Sentinels Asha shares something deliciously naughty. Vay shares the The Battle of Egami Mura. Idy posts a chapter of A Maidstone Journal. Chaos has a journal entry from the perspective of a character! Tyler posts his Top 10 Roleplay Peeves. Ocha gives us a glimpse of background history. Piro gives a lesson on The Three Piros! GROUP GATHERING Iwaku's Groups area is a fabulous place to join a clan, guild, club, or quiet area for discussion. See what's going on lately in the groups! Groups of Note: The Girl's Club is a place only for the ladies of Iwaku! Iwaku's Minecraft Guild gives way to Minecraft addicts. Table-Top Tyrants is a place of D&D discussion! Comic Book Nerds can take refuge in their own special area. HAVE A GREAT MONTH! The Newsletter Team is working hard to bring you extra goodies to the newsletter. Again, if you're like to help contribute, check out the latest planning in NEWS GROUP. Iwaku is coming close to have 100,000 posts! Help celebrate our achievement in community spirit by going out there and creating more great topics! :D Enjoy your Month, Iwaku!