Code push scheduled for Sunday night

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:03 pm
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We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!

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Apr. 27th, 2017 12:16 pm
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 Still enjoying Limbus, Inc, although I am getting wary as so far each story has been about a brute type character facing weird situations. I am in awe of the short story collections concept, think MIB as a temp agency rather than a policing force, but there needs to be more than thug jobs, okay? The concept is ripe for good and unique stories.

In other news, I'm likely to let Rollo go the coming app cycle. I going write a post to the Vikings come to give warning, but he's never stuck around long in threads and I haven't heard him in some time. I will offer him for OOM threads and/or adoption if anyone is interested, but I think it's time to let him go.

Which opens the way for Elayne Kevarian from the Craft Sequence. I'm not ready to app her just yet, I want to play her some in the sandboxes to be sure of her voice, but I'm really on board with the idea.

I also seem to be haunted with Chance Falconer, who is like Nancy Drew meets Kolchak the Nightstalker. Her canon is close and has been for at least 20 years, so there's lots I can do with her. Before anything happens, I need to thread with her and find her TPB collections to reread. But come on, inquisitive girl with dragon, what's not to love?

Both pups have a sandbox post here if you are curious.

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Apr. 27th, 2017 02:22 pm
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Anyone want a fight?

William Douglas is going to be coming into the bar very soon in a explosively bad mood, and uh, he's about ready to start a fight with anyone. I've got security already on the phone to haul him in as needed, but--anyone want a fight?

He's not looking for friendly sparring to blow off a little steam, he's looking to make Bad Choices.

Thursday DE

Apr. 27th, 2017 07:04 am
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What would your character think of their account name?


full disclosure: i was thisclose to naming loki's account punchmeimloki

Shout outs

Apr. 26th, 2017 10:52 pm
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It's rainy and foggy here and Milliways is full of old and new friends. I'm going to hit some highlights but share what you've been tracking and finishing.

Gabriel Tam returns to Milliways with hopeful news and Galadan prepares for a new step.

Barry starts to figure out this heroing job.

A sparring match between two Guardians and a Sith, I love the enthusiasm of everyone in this thread.

Wednesday DE

Apr. 26th, 2017 12:01 pm
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 Opposite of yesterday's DE: what tickles your character's funny bone, what is their sense of humour like, and what makes them laugh?

Tuesday DE

Apr. 25th, 2017 12:47 pm
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 Sorry, this DE is slightly late because I had to thwap a computer virus.

Which brings me to today's subject: what kind of behaviour or event brings your characters into battle mode and spurs them to action, no matter what? It's their berserk button and it makes them GO.

Fidele Chapter 19

Apr. 24th, 2017 06:48 pm
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Fidele (87810 words) by misslucyjane
Chapters: 19/?
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Original Male Character/Original Male Character
Additional Tags: Romance Novel, Paranormal, PTSD, Hauntings, Kid Fic, Drug Use
Summary:

A house full of ghosts is no place to fall in love.

Malcolm Carmichael has been coping with his post-war trauma by taking lovers, teaching art to schoolboys, and trying to ignore the ghosts he sees everywhere. At the death of his mother, he realizes he wants more than just to coast on by, and leaves the exclusive school in search of something more.

Caleb Thibodeaux was so traumatized by the death of his parents in a fire that he hasn't spoken a word since. His uncle Noel hires Malcolm to be his tutor, and Malcolm discovers that Caleb is not the only Thibodeaux son with secrets. The plantation house Fidele is beautiful but haunted, and Noel is much the same.

Soon Malcolm is absorbed in protecting Caleb and Noel from threats both living and dead, and in uncovering the story of Fidele.



Read at AO3 or at JennaLynnBrown.com.

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Apr. 24th, 2017 05:20 pm
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 HALLO!
Might you be interested in some Happy Hours?

Shifts available this week include!

Today! (or what's left of it.)
Tomorrow! (all day)
Wednesday!
Thursday!
Friday!
Saturday!
Sunday!

Have at!

Monday DE

Apr. 24th, 2017 05:08 am
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I am sore from gardening yesterday so today's topic comes from [personal profile] ceitfianna (as given in the DE Suggestion box).

An old favorite but what's your type of pup? What kinds of characters are you drawn to? Are there some types you love but don't work for RP or aren't easy for you to make work?

Write your own thoughts and then others can tag you and tell you what they consider your type. Or make this a tagging in one where you list your pups and others tell you what they think is your kind of pup.

Friday DE: Dear Pup

Apr. 21st, 2017 05:17 am
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 Let's play advice column today. Comment with a pup or list of pups and we'll ask for advice, either as ourselves or as our pups. 
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If your character could choose a superpower--an additional superpower, for some of them--what would it be?

The importer has (mostly) caught up!

Apr. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm
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Our content importer has mostly caught up with its backlog; almost everything that's still listed as being "in the queue" are jobs that were tried, failed once or more with a temporary failure, and are waiting to try again. (The importer tries a few times, at successively longer intervals, when it gets a failure it thinks might be temporary/might correct itself later on.) This means that new imports scheduled now should complete in hours (or even minutes), not the "several days" it's been taking.

If you tried to schedule a second import while the first one was still running, at any time in the past 10 days or so, you may have confused the poor thing. If you think your import should be finished by now and it isn't, and you're seeing "Aborted" on the Importer Status part of the Importer page, feel free to open a support request in the Importer category and we'll look into it for you. (It may take a little bit before you get a response; those of us who have the access to look into importer problems have been really busy for the past two weeks or so, and I at least need a few days to catch my breath a bit before diving back into the fray! But we'll do what we can.)

I hope all y'all are continuing to settle in well to your new home!

Shout outs

Apr. 19th, 2017 10:41 pm
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I've had some really good news on the job front today and I'm also in the midst of new pup happy. So much fascinating threading is going on, I'm going to hit my highlights, then add yours.

Will Graham takes some steps to a new life.

Chirrut and Baze leave memories behind on Yavin 4 and their first EP is full of laughter and heartbreak, the end of their thread together is my favorite.

Thor tries to clean up a mess in Milliways, the people involved aren't helpful.

pome

Apr. 19th, 2017 07:08 pm
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It's my birthday. It's National Poetry month. Here, have a poem I love.


somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me,i and
my life will shut very beautifully,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands


-- >E. E. Cummings, 1894 - 1962

Wednesday DE

Apr. 19th, 2017 01:31 pm
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 What kind of comfy or dress-down clothes do your charries wear when they are at home and/or relaxing?

For example, in this icon you can see Hannibal's official comfy red sweater. Hannibal being Hannibal, he wears that to indicate to others that he is totally relaxed, dressed down, and just got out of bed.

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Apr. 18th, 2017 05:46 pm
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A day late, but not a dollar short!
Happy Hours...but first a word from our Sponsor.

Did you just recently app a character to Milliways?
And by recently, we mean in the last two App Cycles?
Well then do yourself a favor and COME ON DOWN! To the Contact List and check out what's new!
Is your character's name spelled correctly? Is yours? Is the whole reason for the list in the first place accurate?!

...

No seriously, is it?
Because if it isn't, please leave a comment on that page, and let us know.

We now return to our Happy Hour list, already in progress.

Shifts Available include:

Today, or what's left of it!
Tomorrow!
Thursday!
Friday!
Saturday!
Sunday!

First to claim, is first to serve!
Have AT!

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Apr. 18th, 2017 11:57 am
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Thinking about Danny Rand and the problems with Iron Fist I would need to address and fix if I were to play him in Milliways. Spoilers behind the cut.

tl;dr: Iron Fist has many problems and uses problematic tropes to tell its story. Among them are; All Asians are one, Mighty Whitey/White Savior, and a toxic portrayal of masculinity. Why would I chose to work with such a canon, even if I intend to fix the problems? Well, I’m a fan of the Iron Fist mythos and I love the sweet innocence Danny Rand has at his core.

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