Animated Oracle

Fundamentals of Livejournal RP

After taking it into consideration, I've realized this transition to journal-based roleplaying is probably a bit of a strange concept for some of you. And being the Oracle that I am, it is my job to make sure you are all well informed and understand what is going on.

Y'all can dig, right? *winks*

So if you have a few minutes to read this over, hopefully I can clarify and answer some of the questions that keep coming up.

I. How it Works
a. Lingo
b. The Personal Entry
c. The Main Plot
d. Sub-Plots
II. Posting
a. Personal Journal
b. Community Journals
c. How to post an entry
III. Replying
a. Personal Journals
b. Community Journals
IV. LJ Tags

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Glowing Keys

New Booty!

Okay.. well maybe not NEW booty, technically, but Noah finally jumped in and made a journal!

So PLEASE make sure that everyone adds our resident Calculator-- Noah Kuttler!


I have also taken the liberty to add him to the


--for those of you who still need to add in a few of our members.

Welcome Noah!!
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We're back in business. Everything you need to know.

Heya folks!

Just in time for DC's own, controversial reboot, Babs and I have decided to reboot our own little community! Over the past few years we've all sort of got caught up in the unforgiving clench of the real world and grown apart, but here we are together again. And we're gonna rock the DC universe like Geoff Johns and Jim Lee never could!

Unfortunately there's a few gaps that need to be filled by members we could bring back. Such as my protege and his team. We love them, we miss them, but again the void must be filled. So take note of any characters we don't have. If you know somebody who can write on our level and accurately portray said character, give their contact information to O or myself and we'll see what we can swing.

Okay! So. Here's the story idea we're thinking to use as the grand opening to our refurbished group.

Little bit of prologue - 

---It's been two years since Bruce Wayne was believed to be killed by DarkSeid. For the majority of that duration, Dick Grayson has been operating as Batman in Gotham City. His intent is obviously to keep the legend and fear of Batman alive on the streets. Most of the world doesn't really see the transition because of the shadowy nature in which Batman has always operated. His allies obviously are aware that he's carrying the mantle. But more importantly, the enemies who've been there for just as long and know them on a borderline personal level, have been growing suspicious for a long time. For the most part, they're unable to put their finger on what exactly is different about Batman but they're certain it's there.

Calculator; being the overall mastermind of the Society, and having the necessary resources at his disposal: has spent long days and nights reviewing all the footage of the 'new' Batman and comparing it to other heroes in the DC Universe in a hellbent effort to expose the fraud and claim his domination over Gotham after revealing the absence of its true protector. Its taken considerable wear on him because of just how much effort it takes to comb through the past decade of the superhero activity and compare fighting styles, dialogue usage, and any other form of personal recognition to the little existing information of this one figure. However, he's getting close. And he knows it.---

Okay! That's the prologue. That's the mood to which this story will be set and the world in which we exist up to now. After that, everything is left open to your personal interpretation as writers who are building this story with us. The only real 'outline' we have for the story is the following:

--It'll start off with myself as Batman overlooking the city, reminiscing over all that has occurred [a sort of in-story-prologue kind of thing to set the mood for everybody] and I'll have some doubt and depression over everything.

--Kal drops in on me out of nowhere, gives one of his usual inspirational talks of overcoming obstacles.

--Calc has his initial "Look at me, I'm an evil dick" post where I GUESS he gets to figure out that Nightwing is the Batman substitute. 

--And then it goes into the real body of the story. All of the above is pretty much just intro and mood setting. The only thing we planned after that is at some point towards the end, the heroes are getting our asses handed to us and suddenly Bruce Wayne...Batman...makes his big return.

What do you guys say? Sound like a hell of a way to bring back the group? I hope everybody is as excited for this as we are, because we're in for a hell of a story.

Dan Didio, eat your heart out.

--D. Grayson
Animated Oracle

Welcome to the OOC!

I have to first say, thanks a whole bunch guys for coming here! I know I've bounced you all around from forum to forum over the years.. But I have a feeling that this experience would be a lot different from anything else. The interactions that we'd have here would work on a far greater, and mor epersonal level, plus... something about Livejournal has that... "at home" quality about it.


Quick notes!

In case you don't already have watchtower_e9 added as a friend, please do that!!

Also, make sure you have EVERYONE in our community added as a personal friend on your journal. This way you'll recieve updates when everyone else updates their journals for their characters.

And YES... even villains and heroes can be "friends." However, if you're a Hero type and you've got a villain type added-- please keep in mind that even though you can read what is going on with that character when they write in their private journal, that your character can't KNOW what is really going on with that character. Unless they happen to cross paths at the local coffee shop or something.

When you post to the main community watchtower_ooc keep in mind that you are deliberately setting yourself up for a wide interaction from any of our players.

For those of you new to Livejournal, I want to welcome you!!

And I've also got to set up some goodies for you all so you can make this experience as simple as possible. For those who may end up having 2 journals (character wise) it might be easier if you download the Livejournal client:

This way all you would have to do is type up your journal entry and adjust your subjects, tags, userpics and post it automatically without the hassel of logging onto the website. Though, in order to check the occurances of your fellow RPers and the community, you will need to access your own friends page to make sure you keep updated.

The nice thing about the client is that it will give you a variety of features. Give you buttons for quick adds of LJ-cuts, username and community links, as well as other simple formatting. It comes in handy, especially if you're not familar with some of the LJ lingo and whatnot.

But anyway, I will make sure to list any newcomers to this journal as well as people make their journals and alert me of them.

If you have any questions, please just message me (by any medium you want to get ahold of me) and I'll help you out!

Best of luck!