After successfully ridding themselves of Jubal Early, life continued on much as it always had for the crew of Serenity. Jayne recieved word from home that his sister Matty has recovered from the damp-lung, mostly thanks to the credits Jayne had sent home. In his next letter home, he says he will have to come home to visit soon. In all of her letters after this, Matty always asks when he will be coming to visit, and Jayne never tells her. Getting fed up with the lack of response, she decides to come visit him. When Serenity stops on a nearby planet, she stows away in the cargo hold... and that is where we start our story.
1. The Mods make the final decision.
The Mods are here to make sure this runs smoothly, and to everyone's enjoyment. While we may not always be right, rest assured we are not out to get you. Any choice made as far as rules and such go is made for the sake of the story. Any complaint to a decision made or a standing rule should be sent to "firstname.lastname@example.org" and the situation will be reviewed. After review, the decision is final.
Yes. This is so important it was only under the "Mods" rule. Please, remember to be courteous to your fellow RPers and to be mature not only while role playing, but also in your OOC behavior.
No Godmodding is allowed. Period. Space. New sentence.
You may NOT write for other people's character or make decisions for them; past, present, or future. The only instance where you may be allowed to is if you have express permission from the player. And even then, exercise extreme caution. Canon relationships are assumed, but details are left to the players.
If you think another player is doing this, contact them first. If the situation is not resolved in this way, send an email to "email@example.com" and the situation will be reviewed. As in rule number 1, after a review, the situation is final.
In situations involving a character's family, the players in that family may write for the UNPLAYED family members. I.E. Simon can write for Papa Tam, as long as there isn't someone who currently plays Papa Tam.
Things happen all the time. We all fall victim to the "Not-enough-time-for-the-internet" syndrome, at times. If you're going to be away for more than two days, inform a mod or post to the Crack board with notification. If there's nothing for you to do, post asking for some interactions. If that fails, talk to a mod. I'm sure we can come up with -something- for you to do.
4. Be intelligent with your posts.
Try to keep posts solid and intelligent. Third person perspective is the perspective that should be used for public posts, but personal character journals can be in any format.
Transcripts and RP posts should be behind LJ Cuts. You can look them up in the Help section, or ask a mod about how to use them.
AIM/MSN/Whatever Role Playing between players is acceptable, but please post the clean transcript to the community.
Interaction on all levels are allowed, from G all the way up. Anything that could be considered beyond the scope of a mild "R" rated movie needs to be behind a cut with a warning that it's rated NC-17+.
5. Contact beyond LJ is required.
You must have either AIM/AOL or MSN. Both are prefered. Both are also free! Thus, there's no reason to not have them.
6. OOC and IC
OOC chatter can be done outside the cut, or in our OOC community oocflying. Inside a cut should be completely IC.
Even if you're asked to join, you'll be asked to fill out the application. If you'd like to join, and weren't asked to join, you'll also be filling out the application. As you can see, it's fair.
Characters will be given to the player we feel is best able to potray the role. If no player seems capable, the character will no be awarded to any applicant. Don't take it personally! If you'd like to try for another character, feel free to do so! You may just not be the right person for the role you first applied for.
8. Make sure to stay on top of things.
Alot of you aren't going to like this rule, but it's being implementedfor the best interests of the community as a whole. As such, I'm expecting this may turn off some potential players, while others mayappreciate this and agree with my thoughts on the subject.
If you are participating in a public thread and you are absent for morethan two days without notifying a mod or making a post in oocflying, your character will be handled until you get back for progression of the thread and to keep the story moving. This is so that if someone hasan emergency and is unavailable for several days, their place in the community will be held onto, and all will continue smoothly. It wouldbe a wise decision to choose a backup player for your character(s) andthen notify in_my_bunk or blue_hat_cobb about your choice for a backup so, in your absence, they may continue on where you left off. If you have no backup player and are inactive in a public thread for more than two days, then either Matty-mod, or myself, will be piloting your character.
Also, there is another point to address under this rule. If you are called to play: I.E. "Docking Bay: Call to Jayne and Matty"
Or if you are called to contact a mod: I.E. "Jayne-mun, please IM, MSN or E-mail Matty-mod to discuss the upcoming plot involvement"
And there is no response within a week of the message, blue_hat_cobb or myself, in_my_bunk will contact you to discuss your recent inactivity and determine, if this will be a recurring problem, whether or not it will be necessary to remove your character(s) from you and recast their roll.
I apologize if anyone feels put out by this - feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this rule if you feel it has been unfairly put into place, or if you feel there is a problem or an issue related to this rule that you would like to talk to me about. My inbox is always open. _____________________________________________________________________
If you're accepted, join this community and the Crack community, and friend everybody else in the community. All roleplaying is posted to this community, all OOC/Silly stuff is posted to the Crack community, and any personal journal you wish your character to keep can be kept in your character's Live Journal.
If you want things to be visable to others in character, post it to the community. Anything else isn't considered "Public Knowledge" Other characters cannot see your journal.
Along those lines, posts to the community can be openings to scenes, messages between characters, or anything considered "Public Knowledge".
Treat the community like a massive fan fic, basicly. Remember, you're writing it with other people, so it's a game of give-and-take.
Roleplaying can be done either in a private format, with the transcripts posted to the community afterwords, or posted to the community with all replies done directly in the thread. _______________________________________________________________________
Character Audition Form
This form should be sent to "email@example.com".
What character are you applying for?: Your Name or Nickname: Your personal LiveJournal (Optional): AIM Name: MSN Name: Email Address:
Do you play in any other Firefly RP's?
Any other RP's at all?
Are you caught up with the show?
Have you seen the movie?
Why are you applying for this character?
Who are the two people your character is closest to? Why?
Who are two people your character absolutely hates? Why?
How old is your character?
What rank is your character? What is their job?
What is your character's opinion of the currently occuring storyline: Matty has stowed away on Serenity?
Please write about two paragraphs in character about whatever subject you'd like. This can be first or third person.
By sending in this application, you agree to follow all the rules stated on this page, and to follow any decisions that are made by the Mods.
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Space on a Firefly is somewhat limited. Generally speaking, we will not be accepting Original Characters. However, if you have an OC that you would like to play, please email "firstname.lastname@example.org" with a character description and an explanation of how they could fit into the current storyline.
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You will be notified when your application is recieved, and if your application is accepted or rejected. _____________________________________________________________________
Email me at "email@example.com" or drop me a note on AIM (rinimalfjack) if you are interested in one of the characters not listed here. Since they won't be on the ship with everyone else, they won't have as much play time, and thus I would like to talk to you about it before you take one of them.