12 May 2013 @ 07:43 pm
One final note  
Hey, everyone! It’s Lynx here. Yes, It’s Just A Game has now officially ended. However, before we bid farewells, I just wanted to say thank you so much for participating in this game and making it great! We really couldn’t have done it without you!

I am being entirely sincere when I say this is one of the best groups of players I’ve ever had the pleasure of modding and playing with. Everyone has been understanding, patient, creative, and most importantly...full of a lot of humor! I’ve never had any real problems with players here; so you’ve all made my job very easy! And I know I for sure have made some great friends here.

If you’d like to put up your info here for anyone that would like to keep in touch, feel free to comment here with things like your plurk, AIM or email; along with any other games you may currently be in. If you want to add me there, I can also arrange more livestream sessions of MST3K episodes on my plurk!

What’s more, in case you were curious about just what all of the possibilities were on the Twin-Screw Universal Controller, you can check out the full list right here.

Here’s to many more days of riffing and fun RPing for all of you!

01 May 2013 @ 11:27 pm
I'm in training for a new type of job, but it's even more complex than I imagined. I will likely be slow to respond not as much because I have no time, but more because I have no brain to do it. (Tonight I couldn't get my muse to start I was so fried.)

So just an FYI. If I do a tag, I want it to actually sound like the muse and make some sense. Sorry for the delay. What a time for a slowaitus.
26 April 2013 @ 08:50 pm
Twin-Screw Effect: Dragon's Breath  
The Twin-Screw Universal Controller has been used again; this time by Pinkie Pie! The effect is Dragon's Breath...characters will suddenly find themselves capable of breathing fire! This could be dangerous, so they should watch where they spit those flames.

This effect is continuous, and will persist until the switch is pulled again in at least two IC days.
21 April 2013 @ 04:32 pm
Twin-Screw Effect: In America!  
The Twin-Screw Universal Controller has been used again, this time by Minako! The effect is In America! It's pretty basic...every sentence any character says must end with the phrase IN AMERICA! IT doesn't matter what the sentence is; what the subject matter is, or how short it is. They will find themselves always having to end it with "in America!"

This effect is continuous, and will persist until the switch is used again in at least two IC days.
15 April 2013 @ 08:58 am
Twin-Screw Effect: Are You Afraid Of The Dark?  
The Twin-Screw Universal Controller has been used again, this time by one of the many Tom Servos! The effect is Are You Afraid Of The Dark? Characters will all find themselves suddenly terrified of the dark; needing to sleep with the light on or at least with a nightlight. Even the darkness of space outside may be unnerving!

This effect is continuous, and will persist until the switch is used again in at least two IC days.
12 April 2013 @ 07:51 pm
It's just a hiatus  
Okay, I've talked about it on Plurk and in chat a bit, but I'm heading out for travels later on today. This means I'll be going on hiatus for that time period. All goes well, I'll be back and starting to catch up around the 22.

This will affect Namne and Xion.
10 April 2013 @ 09:01 pm
Twin-Screw Effect: I Left a Mint On Your Pillow  
The Twin-Screw Universal Controller has been used again, this time by Riku! The effect is I Left a Mint on Your Pillow, and it's precisely that: characters will all discover a tasty, wrapped mint on the pillow in their bedrooms.

This effect is instantaneous, and the Twin-Screw Universal Controller can be used again immediately. Pulling the switch also righted the SOL so that it's level again.
08 April 2013 @ 12:11 am
Hey everybody!

So I've mentioned on plurk, and in Liz's IC post a while back, that before iJAG comes to a close I want to have a big mega riff featuring everybody we can from the game past or present. Lynx will have a thing for us to riff when we're ready, but before then I figured we should make this thing more organized: if you're interested, please comment with the following information:

* Characters you would like to participate in the megariff
* times and days that you would be available in the next few weeks
* preferred method of contact (AIM, plurk, email, skype, etc)

I am running on the assumption that we won't all be able to get on at the same time and this process might take about as much time as a usual riff, but the easier we can get in touch with each other the better, so please comment asap if you're interested!
06 April 2013 @ 10:59 am
Twin-Screw Effect: From a Different Angle  
The Twin-Screw Universal Controller has been used again, this time by Xion! The effect is From a Different Angle...the entire SOL suddenly tilts from being level to a 30-degree angle. Considering all floors and rooms are now at a slant, this is going to make it rather difficult to get around.

This effect is continuous and will persist until the Twin-Screw Universal Controller is used again in at least two IC days!
01 April 2013 @ 10:41 pm
Twin-Screw Effect: Something In Your Throat?  
The Twin-Screw Universal Controller has been used again, and again by Amaterasu! The continuous effect has been reset, returning characters to normal, although they will retain all memories of being under the "Raised By Wolves" effect.

The effect this time is Something in Your Throat? Random characters around the ship will suddenly cough up any random object. It can be anything that could conceivably work...a comb, a lighter, a pen, a scarf, you name it. Characters won't have any memory of actually swallowing the object; it's just suddenly there.

This effect is instantaneous, and is over as soon as characters finish coughing something up. The Twin-Screw Universal Controller can be used again right away.
28 March 2013 @ 04:56 pm
Twin-Screw Effect: Raised by Wolves  
The Twin-Screw Universal Controller has been used again, this time by 90s Kid! The effect is Raised by Wolves...basically, most if not all characters now believe that they were raised by a family of wolves as children. It's up to you what details are involved in that!

This effect is continuous and will remain in effect until the switch is pulled again in at least two IC days.
25 March 2013 @ 12:40 pm
Little hiatus  
So Sakuracon is this weekend! I've got most everything ready to roll... except I also have in-laws visiting from 2100 miles away. So, calling a quickie hiatus just to cover all the insane going on. Will still try to be tagging things I'm already in on, but might be really slow about replies. If anything goes down that might ping Selphie, poke me in PM and lemme know?

24 March 2013 @ 08:17 pm
Twin-Screw Effect: Tim Curry's The Bad Guy  
The Twin-Screw Universal Controller has been used again, this time by Amaterasu! The effect is Tim Curry Voicing... any mean or villainous character, including the Mads, will suddenly find themselves now speaking in Tim Curry's voice.

This effect is continuous and will persist until the switch is pulled again in at least two IC days.
20 March 2013 @ 09:42 am
Twin-Screw Effect: A Worthwhile Investment  
The Twin-Screw Universal Controller has been used again, this time by Minako!

The real-life HTML effect has vanished! Now, characters will suddenly feel compelled to invest everything they own into steam-powered weaving machines. If they have nothing to invest, well, it'll just be frustrating all around!

This effect is continuous, and will persist until the switch is used again in at least two IC days.
19 March 2013 @ 01:52 am
health update  
well it took two weeks, but apparently my arm is broken and I need to wear it in a sling for two weeks, as well as keep my leg in a cast. This basically means that I'm going to be miserable for a while, and also that I am relying on voice recognition software for most of my online interactions, and it is extremely frustrating to use. Therefore, I'm going on hiatus. I may try to tag once in a while, but I don't want to do that with the voice software and the little typing that I can do manually I should probably save for the pile of applications that I've been working on. Thanks again for your patience in support.
16 March 2013 @ 08:03 pm
Twin-Screw Effect: Real-life HTML  
Crow has used the Twin-Screw Universal Controller! The effect is Real-Life HTML: if your character is speaking and puts any emphasis on their words, they must spell it out in their speech. It will sound something like "This effect is bold-REALLY-unbold annoying!" when they speak.

The same thing applies to writing: if they're writing something, instead of underlining it, they must write the appropriate HTML tags around their words.

This effect is continuous and will persist until the switch is pulled again in at least two IC days!
16 March 2013 @ 05:43 pm
Welcome to It's Just A Game's own strange version of endgame! First off, it seems your characters returning to their normal universe has done a little something extra with the matter transferrence device...now any previously played and dropped character has the ability to return to the Satellite for any given amount of time! If you are a current player and have a dropped character you’d like to bring back for any event, or you’re a dropped player and want to bring back any character, you are welcome to!

The Twin-Screw Universal Controller is now available for anyone to use in the cockpit. However, there is always a Cambot there keeping watch, so you won't be able to use it without being seen by others. The Twin-Screw Universal Controller is exceedingly simple; just a metal box with nothing more than two toggles.

Any character that wants to can come up and pull one or both of the switches. If they do, something will happen. That something will be described in an OOC post or comment in that same post, or a separate one.

What will happen? Well, there's exactly 1000 different possibilities, and any one of those could happen! Remember, the Twin-Screw Universal Controller literally controls everything. It could be something as simple as flushing all the toilets on the SOL. It could be as drastic as sending every character home and ending the game early. It could be something good, like every character getting $100 for free! It could be something really terrible, like the moon exploding. It could be something that affects the SOL itself, or your characters’ appearance, opinions or abilities. It could be something that directly affects morale points. It could even be something that OOCly affects you, the player! There's no way of knowing until you pull the switch.

There are two kinds of effects that can happen when the switch is pulled, and that will determine if the Twin-Screw Universal controller can be reset or not:

Instantaneous: This is pretty self-explanatory. The effect happens instantly, just once, and then doesn't occur again or keep occurring. This is usually something like characters receiving a gift or all the doors on Deck 2 closing. The Twin-Screw Universal Controller does not need to be reset if you get an Instantaneous Effect, and you can use it again immediately.

Continuous: This effect will persist or continue until the Twin-Screw Universal Controller is reset. This can be something like the top five decks slowly filling up with chocolate pudding, or your characters growing horns. The vast majority of effects you can potentially get are continuous ones. However, due to the Twin-Screw Universal Controller still malfunctioning, if you pull the switch and get a continuous effect, the switches cannot be pulled again for two IC days (four days OOCly), which means your characters are stuck with whatever happens for two days at the very least. Keep in mind that all of this will continue to affect morale (sometimes directly!) Once the Twin-Screw Universal Controller has been reset, it can be pulled again for a new effect. Once it’s reset, the previous continuous effect will vanish, and a new effect will pop up. You can’t reset the Twin-Screw to any “neutral” position, though...the only way to stop a continuous effect is to pull the switch again after two days and get something new.

Your goal is to get morale to that highest level that will enable Joel to get his ship up here and fix the Twin-Screw Universal controller so that everyone can get home! That failing, just do your best to survive what the Twin-Screw Universal Controller brings so that Joel can get up here the long and hard way!

The question now is...do you dare to test your luck, pull the switch and find out what happens?
06 March 2013 @ 06:58 pm
I'd just like a take a moment to apologize for my even greater lack of activity of late. Besides my general motivation trouble and focusing on a bigger, more time-consuming project, I was hit by a car on Saturday night and am still recovering from the physical and emotional fallout of that. I finally got a working USB keyboard so I can do more on the laptop without having to lean forward to reach it, so I will try to catch up on tags and get some general activity in again assuming my motivation comes back to me and I don't end up just sleeping away half the week or something. I'm really sorry about all this, especially since Liz is such a big organizer of the Good Guy meeting, but I hope you guys can bear with me a little more.
23 February 2013 @ 11:59 pm
Quick Survey of Plotting Sorts  
Since the Mads were flashing around that controller, I was wondering who all else is currently on SOL besides them and Selphie. Thought I should check and see if any of us wanted to try to worm some info out of them before I went and unleashed her railroading for info. Aaaaaaanybody?
23 February 2013 @ 11:00 pm
Just a quick note to say I'm going to be on official hiatus here for about a week or so - I've come down with something that's robbed me of my energy and my voice, so I'm taking a few days off to try and get it back. Just assume my characters are on autopilot until then, and you can still reach me on Plurk and on AIM if you need to ask me anything about them reacting to something, though I'll probably be on Plurk less often than normal.