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boog

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Bio Reminder!
« on: November 28, 2016, 10:53:02 AM »
And no, I don't mean you should go pee and poop (though please do, and don't Arm-binge so badly that you have a cup/bucket/bedpan nearby), but that you should write a biography this week!

Reflect on yo character.

Also, vote. Please.
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boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 04:10:09 PM »
This is your weekly bio and vote reminder! Don't forget thinks and feels, too! Immerse thyselves.



And always remember to use a toilet or a hole in the ground dug out back far enough from your house as to not attract varmints.
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 04:13:00 PM »
Thank you. I've gotten woefully behind.  :-[
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 04:23:53 PM »
Life happens! And other writing. And things. And cute cats and scruffy boyfriends. ;) <3

I've been enjoying writing about virtual endeavors this go.

If anyone needs a private PM bio peptalk, and no, not of the real biological kind, I will PUMP. YOU. UP.

i have neither cute cat nor scruffy boyfriend so i have no excuse when the kids go to bed. these reminders are just as much for you as for me, guys.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2016, 04:26:22 PM by boog »
Case: he's more likely to shoot up a mcdonalds for selling secret obama sauce on its big macs
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BadSkeelz: Whatever you say, Kim Jong Boog
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Zenith

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 06:42:26 PM »
Bios are one of my favorite parts of playing. I'd never remember half the stuff I put in them.

Feco

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 08:24:47 PM »
My current character is the first I've bio'd with in earnest.  +100000 would recommend.
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2016, 08:35:37 PM »
Yes! Yes. Let's make them all come over to the dark side. Or light side. Whatever side. I make cookies. Delirium bakes, too. Zenith and I both knit and I crochet. Feco you can uh, science them!
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Zenith

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2016, 11:40:20 PM »
Oh. Am I knitting for bios now? How very generous of me.  ;)

I do LOVE science, though!! Feco, you can do science at me!! I'll even join in if it's biology! Don't expect participation with chemistry though.

Crud, I'm off topic. Erm.... write more bios people!!

boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2016, 11:51:28 PM »
It is my thread and you can do whatever you'd like so long as it somehow returns to bios!
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Kismet: didn't see you in GQ homey
BadSkeelz: Whatever you say, Kim Jong Boog
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Raptor_Dan

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2016, 10:07:57 PM »
Pro tip, start a bio entry entry just for adding your char's own thoughts that might be important, but not warrant their own bio entry, and one for memories ore-creation you've retroactively added while playing.
I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.

boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2016, 01:24:10 AM »
Yeah! I always expound on background things. Or things that happen virtually that might explain moods or shifts of character.

Sometimes I bio instead of logging in. Whoops.
Case: he's more likely to shoot up a mcdonalds for selling secret obama sauce on its big macs
Kismet: didn't see you in GQ homey
BadSkeelz: Whatever you say, Kim Jong Boog
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There is only one boog.

Raptor_Dan

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2016, 08:20:59 AM »
Expound, a much better way of putting it, yes. I've been watching Hannibal the show recently, and it's left my mind searching for ways to be prolifically verbose despite lacking the necessary mental faculties with which to do so.
I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.

boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2016, 08:58:45 AM »
Expound, a much better way of putting it, yes. I've been watching Hannibal the show recently, and it's left my mind searching for ways to be prolifically verbose despite lacking the necessary mental faculties with which to do so.

You're great. Don't be down on yourself. Your RP is magical.
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BadSkeelz: Whatever you say, Kim Jong Boog
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boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2016, 02:54:39 PM »
Hello, lovelies.

Let's write a biography this week about your character's favorite things! Favorite tea? Color? Food? Why do they like these things? In contrast, we could also write about what they hate and why!

That was just a suggestion. You should bio anyway, because it's been a week since my last reminder!
Case: he's more likely to shoot up a mcdonalds for selling secret obama sauce on its big macs
Kismet: didn't see you in GQ homey
BadSkeelz: Whatever you say, Kim Jong Boog
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There is only one boog.

Fathi

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2016, 03:59:04 PM »
This is great. I caught myself writing bios for my current PC the other day and realised oh yep I've been bitten by the Armageddon bug again and it's quite a severe case.
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2016, 04:03:46 PM »
Bios are when I know I'm super into my characters.

I really like this one, but I play so often from work that writing out a bio seems like added risk.
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boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2016, 04:32:45 PM »
EXCUSES.

I used to scribble in notepad then email my personal account at the end of my work days. Hehehehe.
Case: he's more likely to shoot up a mcdonalds for selling secret obama sauce on its big macs
Kismet: didn't see you in GQ homey
BadSkeelz: Whatever you say, Kim Jong Boog
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There is only one boog.

Riev

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2016, 04:37:24 PM »
EXCUSES.

I used to scribble in notepad then email my personal account at the end of my work days. Hehehehe.

bio add The day Boog was mean to me
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Raptor_Dan

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2016, 04:52:58 PM »
bio add The day Boog was mean to me

It began with a simple bullet, pale orange, or perhaps sand taupe. I looked from the left, to the right, and realized the new post was from Boog. These are often the highlights of my browsing, new thoughts cast to me from across the world, atop the blood-red pulpit that is ginka.

I clicked on the link, anticipating these fresh ideas the way my mouth anticipates ginger when I smell roast pork. My gaze spread over the newest post, and my heart skipped a beat.

Betrayal...

My carefully cultivated excused were ripped up and apart like a wild stag was thrashing around in my vineyard, laying waste to years of work. She intimates, however clever, my reasons, reasons, seasoned reasons, were naught but flimsy excuses.

I begin to plan my revenge....
I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.

boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2016, 02:11:42 PM »
Oops. I forgot to remind you guys!

Get a bio in before Christmas! Make it about your character's last nameday or something! Or don't. But bio!
Case: he's more likely to shoot up a mcdonalds for selling secret obama sauce on its big macs
Kismet: didn't see you in GQ homey
BadSkeelz: Whatever you say, Kim Jong Boog
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There is only one boog.

boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2016, 02:57:26 PM »
I'm here to remind you to bio just before Send Kudos Sundays!

Ring in the New Year with a fresh new biography entry, or a kudos sent to someone you really have enjoyed.

Let's love one another OOCly in 2017! <3
Case: he's more likely to shoot up a mcdonalds for selling secret obama sauce on its big macs
Kismet: didn't see you in GQ homey
BadSkeelz: Whatever you say, Kim Jong Boog
Quote from: Tuannon
There is only one boog.

LLama

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2017, 11:55:48 AM »
Bios added.

Kudos in the works. (It IS Sunday.)

Don't forget to vote, people!!

Comfortably Dumb

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2017, 07:45:18 AM »
I did two this week! Haven't really been feeling it so much thanks to tiredness and blah but I'm trucking along.
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2017, 08:38:24 AM »
I'm afraid of writing bios because staff dudes and dudettes will wonder how the hell I can be a writer with this many misused words and stilted sentences.  :-[

Raptor_Dan

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2017, 02:00:53 PM »
grammarly it.
I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.

Kalden

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2017, 02:24:04 PM »
What does writing a bio entry accomplish?

nauta

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2017, 02:53:34 PM »
What does writing a bio entry accomplish?

(1) IIRC from what I've gathered on the gdb, BIO entries are accessible IG via a certain magickal thing.  I'll keep it that vague, but I've taken them to be extensions of my thoughts and feels for othre players to peek into.

(2) Practically, I find them useful for summarizing things up before I write a character report.  I can then point staff to entries in a 'for more information, see BIO entry Whatever.'  This helps keep the reports short, and it helps me keep track of what's going on better.  (I usually do a:
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bio add Something Amazing Happened
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And then fill it in later, so I have a chronology to events, because I'm forgetful!)

(3) Spiritually (or whatever, hehe), they help me think through events in character in a less clunky way than using think and feel inside the game.  I do my reports in the first person for this reason, and it sometimes allows me to sort of shake out a character's psychology and see what they really think of things, so I'm not so passive and reactionary but a bit more pro-active about events.

That's my thoughts, at least.  As far as I know they are totally optional.  I'm actually more of a player that plays in the moment and does improv, so I tend to really neglect them.  But they can be fun!
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2017, 04:10:16 PM »
What does writing a bio entry accomplish?

Staff can view your bios to get insight to how your character ticks and the why's behind their actions.  They can also be useful for in allowing the staff to know about your characters past should you get a new staff member that needs to quickly get up to speed on what you've been up to and who your character is beyond the skills and stats and rank in a clan.
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2017, 06:48:31 PM »
What does writing a bio entry accomplish?

My characters tend to live for RL years, so their bio entries often end up being a fossil record of shit I have otherwise completely forgotten. I'll go back and read them like... wait a second... that happened?? Oh yeah I kind of remember that. It's more for my own amusement than anything, if I'm being honest.
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2017, 09:19:35 PM »
What does writing a bio entry accomplish?

Sets shit in stone since character creation. You want to elaborate on your backstory? Explain how it has helped effect and shape the PC you're playing today? Bio it. Want to explain why the outwardly dubious flirtation is actually a source of shame? Bio it. Want to detail your feelings toward a person/place/thing/event/whatever, bio it.

Basically, it's a place for you to communicate a better record of the development of your character where the appropriate parties might be able to access it and see it.
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2017, 01:59:50 AM »
In the world of text, if it ain't written, it ain't real.
I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.

boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2017, 12:20:53 PM »
I find the bios keep me truer to my character when I play them for the long term, too. If I logged in everyday and played I think I would eventually mesh myself into my character. But when I write about what they're doing when I'm not logged in, how they feel about their parents, their current lovers or lack thereof, I feel like I'm more minutely able to retain who they are instead of playing myself, or what I'm comfortable playing.
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2017, 09:37:04 PM »
Bios are tite.

Also the ability to edit Biographies and add them through the web creator is seriously amazing. I remember when they weren't, and I used them less!
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2017, 10:16:28 PM »
I looove the web tool. Love love love.
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2017, 05:56:29 AM »
Wait, I didn't know you could add them through a web tool! !!! Does anyone have a link?

boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2017, 09:06:45 AM »
http://www.armageddon.org/bios/list.php

Push the eyeball button next to your character's name and ADD AWAY!!
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boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2017, 10:11:39 AM »
Dutifully reminding you that your character needs some maintenance work in the form of a b-b-b-bio!

Let's see. A topic, a topic you could write today about...

What do they do when you're NOT playing them? Do they lounge around? Have gate duty? Tend to their children? Lounge around naked atop their silk sheets?

Delve! (Not delf, mind you!)
Case: he's more likely to shoot up a mcdonalds for selling secret obama sauce on its big macs
Kismet: didn't see you in GQ homey
BadSkeelz: Whatever you say, Kim Jong Boog
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There is only one boog.

Riev

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2017, 10:14:48 AM »
bio add Elves

grumble grumble grumble necker grumble thief grumble grumble
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Comfortably Dumb

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2017, 05:05:01 PM »
I'm way better at bio entries now than I used to be, apparently.

And I am catching up, and I am seeing red
How about I prove I'm right and raise it overhead?

boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2017, 04:51:31 PM »
BIOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Case: he's more likely to shoot up a mcdonalds for selling secret obama sauce on its big macs
Kismet: didn't see you in GQ homey
BadSkeelz: Whatever you say, Kim Jong Boog
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Riev

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2017, 05:05:15 PM »
BIOOOOOOOOOOOOO

YOU'RE NOT MY NIGHTTIME SUPERVISOR.


Coincidentally, haven't written a single bio on this character. Sorry
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boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2017, 07:45:34 PM »
slacker
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2017, 11:45:25 AM »
I did some catch-up yesterday and you should too!
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