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Liz [userpic]
(OOC) Hey Guys - READ THIS
by Liz (crescent_gaia)
at March 7th, 2009 (10:37 am)

"Apparently there is a bit of nasty Malware Virus spreading through the social networking sites...including LiveJournal (of course). It targets communities, generating a mod-ish looking post informing the membership that the community is being closed, and then deletes all the community's entries. The post includes a couple of links which, when clicked, will infect the clickee, compromising their personal info as well as their f-list. Good times! [NOT!]

So...please be aware that THIS COMMUNITY IS NOT CLOSING. If you see such a post, do NOT click any of the internal links. Please DO report the post to LJSupport by clicking the red flag icon or the "flag" link, depending upon your viewing option. This warning is site-wide, so please keep this in mind if you encounter strange so-called administrative messages on other communities of which you are a part.

We try to keep tabs on the page, but please DO email us or leave a comment on our journals if you notice something untoward. We'll keep our collective fingers crossed that it will pass us by."

*This post was written by kenaz_fiction and borrowed with credit* AND we took it from italian_jewels and I took it from magic_art - thanks for the warning!

YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THIS --> HERE.

This will be going up in all my communities but this is also here so that everyone knows what's up. So far, none of the comms I'm reading or my personal ones are getting anything but here's the heads up.

Cross posted to /all/ WoW comms.

A cornucopia of love [userpic]
IC questions post
by A cornucopia of love (gamer_chic)
at January 24th, 2009 (04:01 am)

The Estate at Valleaux

Victorian-themed holiday

Enjoy a Victorian-themed fortnight at this country estate two hours from Paris.

Valleaux is an estate covering hundreds of acres and nestled among the hills of France. It boasts an estate house decorated in the Victorian manner, with an extensive library and themed guest rooms; a deer park; a bass pond and lagoon; gardens; a gourmet chef; a vineyard. It is a self-sufficient estate with its own herds of livestock and chickens, vegetable gardens, and fruit orchards. The estate house dates back to the 1000s; the gardens and grounds were constructed over the course of several hundred years before reaching their current state in the late 1600s. The nearby village of Valleaux is home to several shops and cafes. The church offers a weekly Mass. The village includes a bicycle rental office; bicycles can be used in and around the village and along the garden paths of the estate.

Spend a quiet evening reading one of the library’s 10,000 volumes, play games in the salon or billiards room, stroll through the many gardens, or go fishing or rowing in the bass pond and lagoon. These are just a few of the activities available to participate in over the course of the fortnight.

Enjoy meals prepared by our gourmet chef, following a Victorian theme and featuring livestock and produce raised on the estate and wine from the estate vineyard. Please inform us of any dietary preferences or restrictions when you make your reservation.

Although the deer park and grounds are home to several varieties of wildlife, hunting for deer, pheasant, quail, and other wildlife is no longer permitted. Fishing for bass in the pond requires a permit; information on how to obtain one is [here]. Our chef will prepare any fish you catch, if you request it of him.

Victorian-era costuming is not required, but should you desire to obtain some, we have teamed up with [a costume rental company]. Tell them Valleaux sent you to get a special rental rate. This themed holiday features a Victorian-themed menu prepared by one of the best chefs in France.

Rooms are available for singles or couples. We have one suite of four connected rooms ideal for a family or friends traveling together. We have one room with two twin beds; the rest are queen-sized beds. Please request the twin beds.

Single rate: € 15,000/person
Double/couple rate: € 12,000/person

Contact us for family/children rates. Accommodations made for children under 10 years of age.

For questions or reservations, call 1.800.555.1414.

We host one themed holiday a month, each lasting a fortnight. Themes are as follows:

January: Winter
February: Valentine’s Day
March: Easter/Spring*
April: Easter/Spring*
May: Alexandre Dumas
June: Victorian
July: Summer
August: Henri Meilhac
September: Autumn
October: Halloween
November: Harvest
December: Christmas

*Dependent on which month contains Easter.

After reserving, they receive the following information:

Thank you for joining us on this adventure!

Our schedule begins at 1:00 pm on the first day. We will provide a car to transport you to the estate either from the airport or a hotel. Please let us know if you will be needing a car from the airport or a hotel, and the travel details.

Be aware that while the estate house is equipped for some modern conveniences, such as water and electricity, there is no computer access within the house, and no televisions. Radios are available and there are phones in some of the public-access rooms. Mobile phones are also allowed.

First day schedule:

1:00 pm: Tour of public areas, followed by light refreshments in the breakfast room
7:00 pm: dinner in the banquet hall
8:30 pm: organ recital and dessert in the banquet hall

Subsequently:

8:30 am – 10:00 am: breakfast available in the breakfast room
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: luncheon available in the breakfast room
7:00 pm: dinner and dessert in the banquet hall

Day 1: Monday
Day 2: Tuesday
Day 3: Wednesday
Day 4: Thursday – string quartet in evening in Winter Garden
Day 5: Friday – stargazing in observatory
Day 6: Saturday – optional trip to Paris
Day 7: Sunday – optional Mass in village
Day 8: Monday
Day 9: Tuesday
Day 10: Wednesday – choir concert in village (evening)
Day 11: Thursday
Day 12: Friday – alternate stargazing
Day 13: Saturday – 7:00 pm dinner with estate owner (subject to change)
Day 14: Sunday – optional church service
Farewell luncheon 1:00 pm
Return to airport or hotel

If you wish to make a trip to the village on any day, just ask and the staff will be glad to oblige you.

Activities offered at Valleaux include:
• Billiards
• Games
• Library
• Swimming
• Bowling
• Gardens
• Fishing
• Horseback riding
• Gymnasium
• Croquet
• Lawn tennis
• Bicycling

((GM note: If you have any IC questions, put them in the comments here, like you're calling the number up there. These may be different from OOC questions that you have, which go in the previous post's comments.))

A cornucopia of love [userpic]
OOC post
by A cornucopia of love (gamer_chic)
at January 24th, 2009 (03:58 am)

This game is somewhat different than what we've done before. It's for mortals - just pure mortals, not mortals who are going to turn into anything else. Chances are these mortals don't know anything about the occult - or at least not the occult as White Wolf designed it. This is not a World of Darkness game.

For that reason, I won't make you actually create characters using character sheets with dots, but if you don't do that, I'll want a fairly detailed background for each of your characters (think of it as a narrative of a character sheet; instead of dots, you'd say 'so-and-so is very good at computers and speaks three languages other than their own' and such). You'd create two characters (I might even let you create three, if you think you can handle that many).

The premise of the game is this: you're on a vacation for two weeks in a country estate in France (think Biltmore on a different continent). This vacation is happening from June 8-21, 2009 (just for setting; the game will hopefully start before that). Maybe you've saved up for years to afford this, or the cost to take your family on a vacation like this is barely a drop in the bucket on your finanaces. Maybe you're relating this to your job somehow. Whatever your reason, and however you're affording it, this is a two-week vacation that you've come on. It's a package; you do all two weeks or none of it. That's how this game is set up.

Information on the setting is [here]. (Background info to give you character ideas.) Pretend it's a website designed to sell the vacation package and get people to make reservations.

Game-related questions (OOC stuff) can go in the comments here. There'll be a different system for any pre-game character inquiries.

A cornucopia of love [userpic]
Okay, new thread.
by A cornucopia of love (gamer_chic)
at November 4th, 2005 (06:38 pm)

As Christian and Seri leave Nathan's temporary office, headed wherever they were going to head next, someone they recognize as a Hermetic comes up to them. "Have you seen Robert?" she asks. "No one's been able to find him for a couple of days."

A cornucopia of love [userpic]
Dreamspeaker floor
by A cornucopia of love (gamer_chic)
at July 17th, 2005 (10:31 pm)

As Seri and Christian walk through the Dreamwalker floor looking for Nathan, they see him going into Sylvia's office. He notices them. "Hello Christian. Seri. Would you like to come in?"

Liz [userpic]
Seri and Christian
by Liz (crescent_gaia)
at June 3rd, 2005 (11:22 pm)

So...the two of them go on a walk. When getting up, Christian hides his journal so Seri cannot ask more to see the poem. He's not ready to show that yet. Maybe the third draft. So they walk, holding hands.

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