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[Jan. 13th, 2010|09:25 am]
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[mlleraquel]
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Hello, all!

I've been hit with such nostalgia, lately, and am seriously missing my old friends from the NML. I know there have to be people on here from the NML, so I figured this was a good place to ask.

Anyone want to make themselves known? I promise I don't bite, I just miss the old days.

Illusion.

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[User Picture]From: wannablessedbe
2010-01-13 04:13 pm (UTC)
hey! I used to go by Bon Bon on the NML. Albeit it was years ago and I honestly wasn't overly active. I vaguely remember your NN though. Hi!

I miss it too sometimes. I tried to rejoin a year or so ago and everything was different and crazy and I quickly scampered away.
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2010-01-13 10:13 pm (UTC)
Hi! I remember you (well, your NN)!

Yeah, it's gotten... sadly inactive and weird. Which is why I'm trying to find the cool people from way back, like yourself. ;)
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[User Picture]From: mistressmarilyn
2010-01-13 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you for that viewing pleasure. Spot on (so to speak).
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[User Picture]From: solidfoamsoul
2010-01-13 10:08 pm (UTC)
NML?

I'm afraid (though I've been n the fandom since 1999) I have no idea what you're talking about....
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2010-01-13 10:12 pm (UTC)
The Newsies Mailing List? I think it's been around since about 1999 as well.
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[User Picture]From: solidfoamsoul
2010-01-13 10:15 pm (UTC)
Oh I figured that's what it was... I dont remember much of it...

I've been keeping in the Newsies fandom with RPG if you guys is into that kind thing, ya know...

http://ny1899.proboards.com/index.cgi?
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2010-01-13 10:17 pm (UTC)
I totally am. And I've never seen one of these message board RPs that actually looks legit and like something I'd want to join... but this one does! I might have to check it out.
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[User Picture]From: solidfoamsoul
2010-01-13 10:27 pm (UTC)
Everyone who runs it knows what they're doing. We even have mass plots that go on, like the recent kidnappings! They selected a few random kids and sent PM of "You've been kidnapped!". It was awesome. Dutchy (I play him) got his glasses broken and his hand stabbed through during the fight to free the taken kids!
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2010-01-13 10:27 pm (UTC)
OMGOMGOMG.

you are making me want to join so badly. OOOOOMG.
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[User Picture]From: solidfoamsoul
2010-01-13 10:38 pm (UTC)
JOIN USSSSS!!

My BFF plays Blink and Snoddy. She's terrific. And has made Snoddy Australian and a total outdoorsy type. Adorable.
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2010-01-13 10:39 pm (UTC)
I might have to. Oh, this is so not good for my schoolwork but it has never stopped me before. I've never done an RP on one of these message board things before... they kind of confuse me.
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2010-01-13 11:02 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm going to stop bugging you after this (probably). How do you apply for this, exactly? I mean, I see where you post your character profile and what not, but... is there an application process? Or do you just show up?
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[User Picture]From: kittencuffs
2010-01-14 05:25 am (UTC)
Hey there! I'm the BFF solidfoamsoul mentioned earlier, here to help you with all your signing-up needs! :D

Okay, the first thing you do is read the rules. That's just a courtesy, so there's no misunderstandings later. :)

The next thing you do is decide on a character you want to play. You can have an original character, or take one of the available canons if you like. The list of taken canons can be found here.

Next, register for an account at the board. The register link is in the toolbar at the top, right under the header.

If you want to play a canon character, the next step is to PM the admin account with who you want to play, and a sample post as your audition. The admins will review it, and if they're satisfied that you're familiar with the character, can RP intelligently and won't turn a canon into a Mary Sue, you'll be given permission to play that character. From there, you can jump right into posting.

If you want to play an original character, the next step is to write a bio for that character, and post it in the Introductions board. Detail your character's back story, their personality, anything you feel is important to that character's development. Pictures are also nice (but check the Face Claim first to make sure you're not stealing another character's face). Leaf through a few of the accepted bios to get ideas of the best way to post if you need. Once your bio is posted, PM the admin account to request which borough and/or member group your character is placed in. (They try to keep an even number of newsies in the boroughs, so they can't guarantee you'll get the borough you want, but they try to be accommodating. And if you don't want to be a newsie, they host all kinds of different groups, pretty much anything you can imagine. We've got rich kids and shoeshine boys and priests and blacksmiths and shop owners and waiters and bartenders and writers and artists...)

Then, wait until your bio is approved. I *think* admin will send you a PM letting you know you've been accepted--if not, keep an eye on your bio and look for your member group to change. When you sign up, it will be "New Newsie," and will change to whatever's applicable once you've been accepted.

Once your bio is approved, you're ready to start posting. You can just jump into any open thread, or you can ask in the cbox on the left side if anyone wants to help you break in your new character. You can also claim your PB in the Face Claim if your character has one.

After a month of playing, you're allowed to reserve your character's name in the Taken Names thread. (The mods ask that you wait a month because we occasionally get transient players who show up, play for a week or two, and then disappear, and it gets frustrating for them to have to keep up with the list when people do that.)

The only other thing to know is that the rules for how many characters you can have are currently suspended. Once your first character is approved, you're allowed to make as many characters you want, as often as you want, but they *will* call you out if you're "hoarding" characters (meaning you're creating poorly developed characters and only posting with them a few times just because you want to have rights to their PBs). Most people find it's easiest to start out with one or two characters, and build as the mood strikes.

Lemme know if you have any other questions! My cbox name is Ali, and I play Blink, Snoddy, Don't Ask, Jerry and Jensen Flynn, the Doctor, Father Mulcahy, Padraig and Siobhan Tully, and Camilla and Leopoldo Giambattista.
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2010-01-14 09:20 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks! I'd already done most of this stuff by the time you posted this... I just didn't know if there was an application process like there used to be with LHs, where you email your app to the mods and wait for approval. This isn't my first rodeo, I swear, I've just never worked with one of these boards before.

Thanks for all the info -- I'll be seeing you shortly. ;)
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[User Picture]From: kittencuffs
2010-01-14 04:19 pm (UTC)
Yaaaaay, fresh blood! :DDD
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[User Picture]From: kittencuffs
2010-01-21 04:30 pm (UTC)
I'm assuming you made Hades? If so, he was accepted and placed this morning! Welcome to Manhattan!
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2010-01-21 04:31 pm (UTC)
I did make Hades! Thanks for letting me know. :)
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[User Picture]From: nodense
2010-01-14 05:45 pm (UTC)
I was Idiosyncrasy on the NML. :) I was never that active, but I made a couple really good friends. I miss that place.
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[User Picture]From: besnitchy
2010-01-15 03:52 am (UTC)
I'm Sweet Pea... I completely dropped out of the fandom years ago, but I still read the nml posts in daily digest form. The place really died down compared to back when I was really into it, but it's nice to see there's still some activity.
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[User Picture]From: rainbowspy
2010-01-18 11:46 pm (UTC)
Hey! I'm Spy, NMLer since 2003ish. I haven't been too active lately, but I made a few great friends back in the day (especially with a RP group called TSRIRP) and loved keeping up with the fanfic. I still get the posts in digest form-- It's nice to know that the List's still around and functioning, even after all these years. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: notoriousreign
2010-02-04 11:55 pm (UTC)
I was never part of the NML but I remember the days on IMDB. About the only forum there that's actually nice. <3
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[User Picture]From: stillgoldie1899
2011-10-20 05:34 am (UTC)
The thread's really old, but I'm new on this scene- I was kinda quiet on the NML, but I was around- Goldie1899 / Goldie. :)
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2011-10-20 12:48 pm (UTC)
No matter how old threads are, I still get email notifs for the comments! Hi Goldie! :)
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[User Picture]From: stillgoldie1899
2011-10-20 02:47 pm (UTC)
Heya, Illusion :)

The more I think about it, the more I'm sure the email addy I used that far back was bumlet@aol.com, which I was think was deleted in or around 1998- and after that, I think I got too caught up in my own little Newsies crew, then I was out of the fandom, and then back in, with the Union, then out again into Potter. So it's been a -really- long time... Out of curiosity, is the list still around? How do I go about finding it?
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2011-10-20 02:49 pm (UTC)
The list is still around, but it's not nearly as active as it used to be. This past year there's been a bit of a resurgence because of the amazing things happening in the Newsies world. It's still the same yahoogroups that it used to be.
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[User Picture]From: stillgoldie1899
2011-10-20 02:53 pm (UTC)
Ah ha! Then it's not the same list I remember. No matter, I'll still go find it :)

The list I remember was hosted someplace else...whatever site was hosting it, was hosting a Nightworld list, too, and it was -really- spartan...that's all I remember. Although, I'm pretty darn sure it was calling itself the Newsie Mailing List...

Thanks :D
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2011-10-20 02:55 pm (UTC)
Well the NML started somewhere else, but it moved to yahoogroups a year or so after it was started. This is the yahoogroup for it, if that's more helpful.

You're welcome!
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[User Picture]From: stillgoldie1899
2011-10-20 03:04 pm (UTC)
That must have been it :) Thanks yet again! Popped on over and joined.
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[User Picture]From: mlleraquel
2011-10-20 03:06 pm (UTC)
No problem at all! Welcome back! :)
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