This Newsletter is brought to you By: Diana: Editor Fluffy: Writing & General Reports King Weavel: Insanity Blog Spotlight JUNE: SUMMER SEASON MADNESS Greetings Iwaku! Welcome to the start of the summer active season! Already we're seeing members crawl up from their graves and fun new faces joining us for some fabulous roleplaying. During this season, try not to get yourself overwhelmed with too many cool projects, but DO take this opportunity to share some of your ideas while Iwaku festers with activity! Avatars and Profile pics are now LARGER! By request we've now increased the Avatar and Profile Pic sizes! You can see all the pretty fancy details in those avatars. If you need one made, Diana and Rory have offered to make you one. New Roleplay Ad Rotation! Members should have already seen the new notices that pop up randomly with helpful tips and occasional roleplay ads. You can now submit your own ad to display in the rotation! Mind your manners and be kind to newbies! A lot of members are returning from long absences to join our influx of newbie members. During this time of getting to know each other, mind your manners. Don't haze the newbies or be rude to others. We're all here to enjoy roleplaying and related topics! FOCUS ON ROLEPLAY Our Most Valuable Player this month is Fluffy! She has been one of the most sought after and enjoyed roleplay partners of Iwaku and deserves a hand! Roleplay of the Month is Never Ending Lullaby for it's creepy horror settings! This month's Roleplay Workshop is Getting Around Writer's Block in Roleplays. NEWEST IWAKU ROLEPLAYS MODERN SCIFI World Stations SPACE SCIFI CHOSEN SCIFI Paranoia: Yellow River HORROR Never Ending Lullaby HORROR Consumption SCIFI FANTASY War of Gods: The 24th Cycle DND Highstone Academy: Adventurer's School FANTASY The Hunters MODERN F.L.A.W.L.E.S.S. SCIFI FANTASY Shadowrun: The Sixth World JUMP IN TO SOME JUMP IN ROLEPLAYS! FANTASY A Desperate Race SCIFI Return to Earth FANTASY Skyward Dreams FANTASY Anything Happens MISC Crystalis FANTASY Calladyr Class of 692 E.E. MODERN Crescent Cupcakes MODERN A Spot of Coffee Find many other kinds of roleplays in the OOC Forum. MUCH ADO ABOUT CHATTING Our Member of the Month is Fel, crawling out of the depths of Insanity to give us the very weird Perfect Cherry Project and keeping Rory in line! How about stopping by General to see what other Iwaku citizens are talking about? Great Topics This Month: ”Red Hot Cock”: Tegan’s thread for posting pictures of sexy men. Awww yeah! Faces in Places: Share images of things, places and objects that appear to have faces. It’s pretty darn cute. What They Didn’t Tell You: Any shocking secrets a family member revealed to you? Wanna share it? This is the place to go. Humorous Superpowers: Make up the most outrageous superpower you can think of! A perfect opportunity to put your imagination to the test. Character Names: What inspires you to name a character? Any resources you use? Guilty Pleasure Movies: It is what it is. Tell us what movies are YOUR guilty pleasure. >:D Long Lost Items of Old: We’ve all lost something precious to us. :( What was that something? Final Fantasy 6 to PSP and PS3: If you’re a Final Fantasy geek AND have those systems, check this out! Storms: A thread where members can share their experiences with storms of all kinds. Seems appropriate, too. Lots of twisters going on in the US. D: Strange and Unusual RPs: Ever been in a roleplay that’s just freakin’ weird? Tell us about it. Orders, Sir?: A game that Peter has shared with us. Compete with the other members of Iwaku; share your scores. Cooking Disasters: So, yeah. Any terrible cooking stories? Search Your Name in Youtube: It’s lots of fun! Try it out. Nerdy Pickup Lines: Know of, or used, any nerdy or cheesy pickup lines? We’d just love to hear about ‘em. Quirky Habits: I’m sure we all have at least one of these. >:3 God – WTF?: A member asks other members for some input on excerpts from the Bible. Feel free to contribute. World’s Most Beautiful Libraries:: Got pics? You know, of those places with books and archives. Let’s Play Minecraft:: Something that Piro wanted to share. If you love this game, maybe you’ll love this too! DJ Nickname: Do you have one? What would it be, if not? Somewhere Old, Somewhere New: Do you prefer to keep to what you’re used to, or do you try out new things as often as you can? Dragon Age 2: Got the haters and got the lovers. Also got the people who haven’t played it yet-ers. Which are you? Would Your Character Need a Babysitter?: The thread’s title says it all. XD Boy Wears Skirt to School: Read about a little boy who had the courage to wear a skirt to school in protest to uniforms! It’s awesome. Words That Kill: Any words that you just really hate? Some Thread About My Little Pony: For some reason, My Little Pony is cool for people in my age group. Talk about it here, I guess. I still don’t understand why it’s a hype. I should make a thread asking people to explain it to me. Last I checked, they were toys for children! D:< Towels: Share your preferences for bathroom towels. Diana’s interested to know. 1970s Spider Man: It’s cool. Check it out. What Drives Your Character?: What your characters aspire to be and all that good stuff. Free Comic Book Day: If you’ve been to this event and haven’t told us about it yet, then click this linku. Any Robert E. Howard Fans?: A thread about the new Conan the Barbarian movie. Thoughts and feelings? The Doctor is in: By doctor, he means the one and only Raz! Skip on over to congratulate this man. He’s a doctor now!!! Best Youtube Mash-ups: Post videos of epic mash-ups you’ve seen on Youtube. Call of the Wild: Hilarious, educational videos on animals. A Spot of Poetry: Some amazing videos of a poet named Anis Mojgani! Have a lookie. What’s Your Taste?: Harmangel is interested to know our tastes in fashion, places and more. Hop on over to give your answers and watch for new questions. DYNAMITE!: There’s gonna be a Napolean Dynamite cartoon on Fox. Contribute thoughts on this and watch the trailer here. Ever Fallen in Love in a Dream?: Yeah, have you? Images vs. Description: When making a character sheet, do you use an image or description for their appearance? Or both? Journals, Diaries, Blogs: Ever have one or some of these when you were younger? I sure did. Lurker Members – Shameful Secrets: Rumors on our lurking members are contained here. They may or may not be true! Others say it’s a trap. >:3 Terraria: A new game some guys are going gaga over. Something else I need explaining for, though I’m not sure I wanna know. We Finally Get What Asmo’s Talking About: Vay enlightens us using a chart that explains everything! About time. Locations, Locations: A thread you can tell us where you like to set roleplays. It can be anywhere from a regular ol’ United State to a crazy fantasy land with talking ducks and glittery farts. ENHANCING YOUR MUSE Are you wanting to give your muse a little exercise? Check out some of the current and past challenges in the Corner. Challenge Yourself: Creative Writing Challenge #1 I, Fluffy, am mixing things up. Make a story out of the following: A cookie, an alien and a fishing pole. June Writing Challenge: Masks and Mayhem, writing the last alive in a masquerade. Poetry Challenge: Summertime: Make a poem about summer! :D Writing Challenge #19: Write something with use of the following: The mysterious box. 100 Avatar Challenge: Diana has a quest for those of us who like to make avatars. Click this to learn more! Showcase: Dapper Drawings: Basil’s art! Take a look. :D Wingless: Loveless has been updating her poetry. Iwaku-suru: Paorou’s comic for Iwaku. It’s lots of fun, go have peek! Orochu Photographu: Orochi is back to updating his photos. They’re pretty awesome. Moonlit’s Art: A thread filled with Moonlit Blade’s pretty artwork. The Conscious Coma: Jumi writes fantastic poetry. Here’s the thread to prove it. :3 Big Hole of Randomosity: Fairly new writing thread by Sammywitch. Go in and comment! Avatar and Profile Pic Shop: Take advantage of this while you still can. Diana makes beautiful images. THE ASYLUM OF INSANITY Time for the next exciting episode of The Asylum of Insanity! I would like to you, if I may provide a brief explanation of this asylum. Every four years, a troll fight is held. And they troll, troll and they continue trolling until all but one loses the game! The cult represented by the winning troll earns the right to control all of the asylum, from threads about GMK busting a rap from to the most brilliant and lulz inducing topic, the winner truly becomes the troll of trolls, the master of the asylum! But one problem remains..The troll fight is held on Iwaku, that's right this site on which we live...But this time around there seems to be something a bit different about the competition.... Who's Jack Shade Anyways Hmm, well now. How might this question have any effect on today's fight? Today's opponent is Jack Shade, elusive admin. Let's get things started, troll fight set..READY! GOOOOOOOOO! Jack Shade's identity and tragic past revealed for all to see!What a shocking turn of events! But it makes sense, for an admin must be able to appeal to all demographics, to the furries, to the elderly, to lamps,ducks, New Yorkers, and even Outlaws! A conspiracy is revealed! For not everyone is a fan of a man of mystery like Jack Shade. Perhaps Fel IS THE Jared Hawk! What a turn of events!Jack Shade is revealed to be the alt of Tegan, and the one whom Asmo stalks daily! Being Jack Shade isn't easy. Ocha is not amused and does not hesitate to break the Fel with exposing the true nature of the asylum and the folly of it all! What happens next is anyone's guess...... Next up we have... Iwaku Cinco de Mayo Party The thread shifts from Spring Break to Easter. Ocha recommends a good logical course of action. Man, I'm doing that and plotting my big move to Canada! Wait, there government is supposedly getting screwed too? FFFFFFFFFFF! Fel rages aganist those in charge of changing the name of the thread! Rory attempts to sum up the thread with a single video! A bold task indeed.... Paorou strikes back with a more accurate version, making up words is the key to victory! Revelations are unleashed, the possibility of an alternate time line where France wins is discussed in heavy detail. Orion guesses at Tegan's identity, but how can she be both Jack Shade and Lady Gaga?????! One of Iwaku's leaders is Lady Gaga????! Consequences will never be..THE SAME! The Wheel of Fate is turning, TOPIC 3, ACTION! Asmo does it again Wendu asserts her disdain for Asmo's work, longing for the past and for the man of legend. Asmo showcases a side we don't know of his, he is a licensed pharmacist! Wait a second.......Is that legal? Darkness berates the trolling abilities of Wendu and Paorou agrees. The impending Apocalypse of 2012 is foreseen by GMK, for the day in which the the Asylum sees no trolling is indeed the day it will all end! Paorou draws his interpretation of the whole thing to the sound of the Inception theme. Embedding becomes serious business as Orion's ambition is derailed when he fails to embed properly. Paorou embeds a video with ease. In the midst of all the Chaos, herping and derping, Amp's new show is born! Premiers June 6th on Iwaku Channel, don't miss it! Who doesn't love a gay robot with an unclear gender?! Heaven or Hell, Duel 4, LET"S ROCK! Know your enemy. Asmo reveals those conspiring to obtain even greater power on Iwaku! Led by Lady Gaga, they intend to usher in a new chapter in Iwaku history where rap is aganist the population as a sound based weapon! None dare point out that Asmo deems himself an enemy, for perhaps he did not die a hero but lived long enough to see himself become the villain! Darkness cares not for the political intrigue this bombshell unleashes. Darkness accuses Fel of treachery and GMK gets a little target practice on. All is not well! Rory is seriously offended by Asmo's research, for he just spilled their plan out into the open! He silently desires to destroy Asmo for his failure to cover it up! Wasn't a sound plan anyhow..Rap? Really? Well..least it's not nano-bots.. Urgh, now that's cliche and played out. DECIDE THE DESTINY! If you were wondering... Paorou showcases what has been taking his time away from Insanity and why every topic does not have him as the last poster. Paorou is accused of being a character from an overrated animu! Dorkness lectures us all on on Serbians with his knowledge of history. Paorou explains he has been stuck in the derpverse, thus it does not follow the history of our world, of course! FINAL BATTLE, FIGHT! IN THIS THREAD O_O Explicit! Vulgar! Graphic pictures of boobies await you in this controversial thread that shakes the foundations of The Asylum. That is all I can say about it. It's not appropriate. Go there, as a journalist I am not authorized sadly..I didn't even know they could be blue, man, honestly! And I did not know bags of fun could do that..Go with many blessing! You must see it, it's history in the making!There's no way I'm exaggerating or hyping this up to be something it's not! That's all for this month, folks! Stay tuned for scenes of the next edition! Everybody, it's the moment you've been waiting for! The asylum is filled with all kinds of crazy topics thanks to Tegan's schemes for Iwaku domination, ENTER THE Jack Shade, an avatar used to mask the true identity of the one behind it all! Next on Iwaku Newsletter, July 2011 Edition, READY, GO!!!!!! Iwaku???????2011?7??! DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in the Asylum are totally random and spontaneous. Taking them too seriously may result in several individuals ending up incredibly butthurt. Do not visit The Asylum if you are: Easily butthurt, bruise easily, laugh too much, are a woman, or throw up too much. Also, beware random flying Sakura's and Darkness. He will rape you but that's just his way of saying hi. BLOG SPOTLIGHT There is always something interested posted up in the blogs, be it teasers for upcoming roleplays, people's game reviews, or challenges. If you need a way to flex your creative muscles, try doing some of the Plot Challenges we post up in the Iwaku Community Blog. Blog Focus: While browsing the blogs, here are a few other entries from the past month that might catch your eye. Lawkheart shares us a poem. Spammy reviews Pokemon White. Fluffy shows off a great character bio. Acquarinia lets us know why she's been gone. Alarice writes up something naughty. Chaos is going to be a welder. ViralFiend has a few plot bunnies. The Butterfly writes a short piece. Fel takes a Hiatus. Dawn enlightens us on a great JROCK Band. Vay gives a myertious teaser. Astonished posts a prequel to her roleplay. Tuxedo Mask is moving to L.A.! Diana asks everyone to stop wearing her out! 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! New and Interesting Groups!: A fanclub that is all about Astonished. Perfect Cherry Productions introduces you to the comic fantasies of Rory, Fel and Fluffy. The Star Wars group is filled with lots of new goodies. Comic Book Nerds is sharing new comic pages for reading. CURTAIN CALL With everyone out and about for the summer, we hope to see you in the roleplays and joining us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Cbox for chatrp nights! Make sure to remember your manners and be excellent to one another when you interact with the community. May the Muse be with you!