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Shinku⭐Kun

A Mythical Stray Cat
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From Mondays to Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM (this could change). From Thrusday to Sundays , since I wake up and all day long, bitches! xD (this if I'm not busy watching anime or something about life appears)
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I can go both, but usually Passive.
Favorite Genres
I'm really not picky about the genres, but you will see me a lot on Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life, Action and Fantasy roleplays.
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi and related genres, except Yuri (=OuO=)
#41
This long and torturous wait fucking worth it, guys. Iwaku looks so beautiful and badass. I will take this moment to give a huge thanks to Diana for being such a wonderful owlmum and this amazing staff (except Jorick xD). Now, if you excuse me, I will put my mouse and harass Iwaku for a while through some exploration. O vO b

BTW, CLOWN FIESTA IS NOT NECESSARY. YOU GUYS SHOULD KEEP THIS COOLIO THEME!
 

Jorick

Our knees do not bend easily.
DONATING MEMBER
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Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
#42
BTW, CLOWN FIESTA IS NOT NECESSARY. YOU GUYS SHOULD KEEP THIS COOLIO THEME!
Clown Fiesta is entirely necessary, heathen.

However, it will also be entirely optional, just another choice alongside Midnight/Dusk/etc, so if you cannot handle the great power of the theme you can simply not use it.
 

Shinku⭐Kun

A Mythical Stray Cat
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week
My Usual Online Time
From Mondays to Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM (this could change). From Thrusday to Sundays , since I wake up and all day long, bitches! xD (this if I'm not busy watching anime or something about life appears)
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I can go both, but usually Passive.
Favorite Genres
I'm really not picky about the genres, but you will see me a lot on Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life, Action and Fantasy roleplays.
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi and related genres, except Yuri (=OuO=)
#43
However, it will also be entirely optional, just another choice alongside Midnight/Dusk/etc, so if you cannot handle the great power of the theme you can simply not use it.
THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING YOU HAVE EVER SAID!
 

daemon_reaver

The World Maker
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week
My Usual Online Time
All over the place
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
switch
Favorite Genres
Fantasy,Modern fantasy, Scifi, Romance, most stuff
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi ,Horror, major blood and gore, that sorta stuff
#44
how does one access clown fiesta? not showing up in style selection.
 

Astaroth

Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
ADMINISTRATOR
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
#45
how does one access clown fiesta? not showing up in style selection.
We don't yet have Clown Fiesta. It will be added once the other styles are finished being tweaked!
 

Chris Lang

Illusion and 'whodunnit' type game participant
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm kind of fine doing both. If a roleplay is getting slow, I like to interact with people to encourage them to interact. Great character interaction is, I feel, the heart of good roleplays.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Scifi, Mystery, Magical
#46
• Style Editor

No, we don't understand why they took this away either. The admins are also upset and confused but they did. We're trying to find alternatives that play nicely with our addons but for now, Diana is going to cook you up some nice styles so that you can still have some different colors. Also Clown Fiesta.
Maybe it's just me, but Dusk is much easier on the eyes than Midnight (which appears to be the default). I have now tried most of the styles, and 'Evening' and 'Daylight' are also good. Clown Fiesta isn't available yet, but it's good to have the option for those who like that style.

Some of the BBCodes that you know and love might be missing. Diana is working on trying to get a fix in place for this. There are also NEW bbcodes to discover and play with!
I've tried using some of Iwaku's BBCodes on other forums using Xenforo only to find they don't work there.

One weird thing I noticed about the 'article' code is that no matter what screen color you choose, the background was always white. Needless to say, I never used white text within the article.
 
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Kitti

Empress of Niflheim
ADMINISTRATOR
COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week
Writing Levels
Adept, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
#47
Maybe it's just me, but Dusk is much easier on the eyes than Midnight (which appears to be the default). I have now tried most of the styles, and 'Evening' and 'Daylight' are also good. Clown Fiesta isn't available yet, but it's good to have the option for those who like that style.

I've tried using some of Iwaku's BBCodes on other forums using Xenforo only to find they don't work there.

One weird thing I noticed about the 'article' code is that no matter what screen color you choose, the background was always white. Needless to say, I never used white text within the article.
Diana is intending to make some extra options in addition to the greyscale currently available. Previously, with the style editor allowing everyone to change their colors to their liking, there was not really a demand. Now, though, she will add some other colors.

Some of our codes on Iwaku are whipped up special by Diana to provide something that people want, something that she thinks would be nice to have, etc. so there are some that won't work elsewhere, yes.
 

Lusterine

Per aspera ad astra
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts A Day
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, No Preferences
#48
I'm really digging this new update!

The only *problem* (not actually problem, more like a preference thing?) is that categories, like Announcements & updates, General, Roleplay, sort of blend in when scrolling down. I'd love a way to easily spot them, like a bar set up like the post reply- maybe green background with white text? or whatever works- just to make it easier on my eyes. :) <3
 

Jorick

Our knees do not bend easily.
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
#49
I'm really digging this new update!

The only *problem* (not actually problem, more like a preference thing?) is that categories, like Announcements & updates, General, Roleplay, sort of blend in when scrolling down. I'd love a way to easily spot them, like a bar set up like the post reply- maybe green background with white text? or whatever works- just to make it easier on my eyes. :) <3
That'll be something fixed in style tweaks once Diana recovers from update exhaustion. :D
 

Kat

be kind
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Varies
Writing Levels
Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Passive-Aggressive
#50
So, how do we know who's a redstar and who's a bluestar now?
 

Astaroth

Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
ADMINISTRATOR
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
#51
• Style Editor

No, we don't understand why they took this away either. The admins are also upset and confused but they did. We're trying to find alternatives that play nicely with our addons but for now, Diana is going to cook you up some nice styles so that you can still have some different colors. Also Clown Fiesta.
Maybe it's just me, but Dusk is much easier on the eyes than Midnight (which appears to be the default). I have now tried most of the styles, and 'Evening' and 'Daylight' are also good. Clown Fiesta isn't available yet, but it's good to have the option for those who like that style.

Some of the BBCodes that you know and love might be missing. Diana is working on trying to get a fix in place for this. There are also NEW bbcodes to discover and play with!
I've tried using some of Iwaku's BBCodes on other forums using Xenforo only to find they don't work there.

One weird thing I noticed about the 'article' code is that no matter what screen color you choose, the background was always white. Needless to say, I never used white text within the article.
Some of those codes are custom ones by Diana, like Kitti said, but some are also addons. Unless that forum has those BBcode addons installed, they won't work.

All the styles are still being tweaked, but yeah, the contrast on Midnight was a little high for me even before the update. Dusk is my favorite.
So, how do we know who's a redstar and who's a bluestar now?
The heart/star icons are coming back! Once we figure out how to make them stop bugging out. As of writing this, you have a red icon by your name; it may disappear and reappear a couple of times while we iron out the kinks.
 

neobendium

The Freak With Extra Teeth
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Most of the time MST
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Depends on the plot, really.
Favorite Genres
Mideval Fantasy, SciFi, Modern
Genre You DON'T Like
I'm up for mostly anything. But I don't really like voodo and lots of magic. Don't get me wrong, I like fantasy and dragons and stuff....just not the magic part. That's weird to me. And no demons.
#52
So, uh...possibly stupid question: what does that green bar on the bottom of each person's drop-down mean? IMG_5214.PNG

Oh! Also....if a person with donator privelages is collabing on a post with someone who does not have donator privelages, will things like Google fonts still work?
 
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Shinku⭐Kun

A Mythical Stray Cat
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week
My Usual Online Time
From Mondays to Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM (this could change). From Thrusday to Sundays , since I wake up and all day long, bitches! xD (this if I'm not busy watching anime or something about life appears)
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I can go both, but usually Passive.
Favorite Genres
I'm really not picky about the genres, but you will see me a lot on Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life, Action and Fantasy roleplays.
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi and related genres, except Yuri (=OuO=)
#53
So, uh...possibly stupid question: what does that green bar on the bottom of each person's drop-down mean? View attachment 166329

Oh! Also....if a person with donator privelages is collabing on a post with someone who does not have donator privelages, will things like Google fonts still work?
If you hover your mouse over that bar, you will find your answer. xD
 

Jorick

Our knees do not bend easily.
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
#54
So, uh...possibly stupid question: what does that green bar on the bottom of each person's drop-down mean? View attachment 166329

Oh! Also....if a person with donator privelages is collabing on a post with someone who does not have donator privelages, will things like Google fonts still work?
No idea about the Google fonts thing.

The bar is a count of reactions they have gotten: green is for positive ones, purple(?) for roleplay reactions, and grey(?) for acknowledgement reactions (like seen't it).
 

unanun

Child is born with a heart of gold
#55
Is there any plan to alias old BBcode to new BBcode? For example, the old dash is now dashed
 

Astaroth

Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
ADMINISTRATOR
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
#56
Oh! Also....if a person with donator privelages is collabing on a post with someone who does not have donator privelages, will things like Google fonts still work?
Google Fonts use should be tied to the privileges of whoever owns the post, not to the person editing.

Is there any plan to alias old BBcode to new BBcode? For example, the old dash is now dashed
Diana is answering questions about BBcode things here.
 

Kat

be kind
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Varies
Writing Levels
Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Passive-Aggressive
#57
Is it possible to bring back the crying emoji or some kind of emoji that is crying? D; Sometimes the sympathy heart is just not enough!
 

Shinku⭐Kun

A Mythical Stray Cat
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week
My Usual Online Time
From Mondays to Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM (this could change). From Thrusday to Sundays , since I wake up and all day long, bitches! xD (this if I'm not busy watching anime or something about life appears)
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I can go both, but usually Passive.
Favorite Genres
I'm really not picky about the genres, but you will see me a lot on Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life, Action and Fantasy roleplays.
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi and related genres, except Yuri (=OuO=)
#58
Is it possible to bring back the crying emoji or some kind of emoji that is crying? D; Sometimes the sympathy heart is just not enough!
I think they said those emojis were wrongly used a lot and triggered people. Yep, welcome to 2018, bud. Oh, I cannot wait what's next for 2019!
O vO b
 

Kat

be kind
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
Varies
Writing Levels
Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Passive-Aggressive
#59
Is it possible to bring back the crying emoji or some kind of emoji that is crying? D; Sometimes the sympathy heart is just not enough!
I think they said those emojis were wrongly used a lot and triggered people. Yep, welcome to 2018, bud. Oh, I cannot wait what's next for 2019!
O vO b
WHAT how how can people even abuse that *scratches head trying to figure it out*
 

Shinku⭐Kun

A Mythical Stray Cat
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week
My Usual Online Time
From Mondays to Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM (this could change). From Thrusday to Sundays , since I wake up and all day long, bitches! xD (this if I'm not busy watching anime or something about life appears)
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I can go both, but usually Passive.
Favorite Genres
I'm really not picky about the genres, but you will see me a lot on Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life, Action and Fantasy roleplays.
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi and related genres, except Yuri (=OuO=)
#60
I don't know... *bangs head on the table while trying to figure it out*