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[28 Apr 2005|10:09am]

Priori Incant is Closed
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Apologies. [28 Apr 2005|10:08am]

[ mood | guilty ]

Hello, Everyone.

I wish that I could keep up with the promise that I made a few weeks ago. Perhaps it seems pathetic to you, that I can't. I said that I would keep the community open until June. Unfortunately, I suppose I was never cut out to be a mod. To keep just the major plot going will take a couple of hours of work on my part, and it's a couple hours that (1) I don't have, and (2) when I do have them, I end up staring at the blank screen, my mind unwilling to do the work. I don't know when moderating this community began to feel like work to me, but as I watched it (or, this is how I felt) die away, the activity lessening and lessening as I worked harder. I don't know. I can't do it anymore. I can understand why all of you are inactive - you know that the community is closing, and your mod isn't active, so why should you be? I know that I'm not going to be able to be active in the future. Which means that you won't be. And so, I believe that it's time to close Priori Incant. I'm making this decision by myself, but I think Chris will understand and agree with me. If she doesn't, she can open it, but I can't be there.

I think that the main reason you wanted it to run until June was to see the plot. Well, I wrote up a timeline months ago, and organized the plot - I was so excited then, but I can't bring myself to do it now. But here is Priori Incant's major plot.

Guys, I feel terrible doing this. I hope that no one's angry with me. There was so much that I wanted to do with these characters and you, with the game and the plot. I loved each and every character that was in this game, yours or mine. If you ever want to IM me (DentedChickPeas) to do an RP with one of our characters, I'd love to. I really would. If I say no, it would really only be because I'm busy. You're all amazing writers, friends, people - and I hope that no one resents me for this.

Thank you so much for playing while you did. I'm sorry that Priori's time had to be cut short. If you're going to be looking for other games, hp_rpg_ads is a good place to go, and there's a new place for RP - not a structured RPG, but just a place where you can RP when you feel like it, which is called accio_roleplay.


I will be putting up a post after this saying that the game is closed, which probably will alarm you who haven't read this yet, but if anyone checks the OOC I'd like them to know.

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[16 Apr 2005|10:02pm]

Everyone needs to post, but I didn't even do that post last week. I know that I'm a horrible moderator, but I can't bring myself to do more than what the plot requires. I - if you really want an RP with me, ask. But I can't lie to you and I can't bring myself to spend hours on something when I'd rather not. I feel horrible, but I hope you all can understand. I love the game and I love you all, but it's reaching its end and it's hard to keep the boat afloat. Just contact me via the OOC. I know I've not been around much - don't expect too many posts from my own characters. I'm not a liar, and so I won't bother. I just - I can't do it.

- Lori
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READ. [03 Apr 2005|07:35am]

[ mood | shitty ]

I realise that I did not post a “you need to post, buttheads,” post last night, and I'm not going to do it today, either. Not out of laziness, bitterness - not out of anything, really. I just don't really feel as if there is a point this week.

Now that the main secret of the plot is out there, things are going to get more serious. It's April, and the students leave Hogwarts in two months. I wasn't going to say anything until a bit later, but I think that I should now. I want to give you time to prepare, so that you don't feel cheated.

In June, Priori is going to be closing. Initially, it was because I wanted to leave RP, and Chris couldn't handle it alone - her potential new co-mod has decided to leave RP as well. It should have a spectacular end, with the plot that I spent hours planning. However, I feel almost as if I'm doing this all on my own, because no one is able to contribute. I'd expected Chris and Audrey to be around when I wrote the plot out. Now it's mainly me RPing with myself while you guys (maybe) read it. I don't know. I'm quite tired, to be honest.

At the same time, I won't just rip the game away from you. I, in all truth, feel prepared to close it now. I've gotten everything that I could out of it. I need to consult Chris, but we've just both been so not around that I haven't been able to speak to her regarding the topic. There are only a few of you that are reliable posters, or that aren't too busy, anyway. Comment to this post saying how much longer you feel like you need for the game - do you want to wait until June? Do you only need a month? Are you prepared for it to close tomorrow?

I'm just tired, guys. I feel guilty, as if I'm punishing you. I'm not trying to. You're welcome to create a spin-off game, but I can't be a part of it. Priori Incant means a lot to me, but I've gotten all that I possibly can out of it. And while that sounds incredibly selfish, it's very difficult to moderate a game that you've tired of, expending fairly large amounts of your time and energy, with little to no response in return. I've become cynical regarding it. Not on purpose. It's just happened. And it's not going to change.

I'm tired, but if you aren't, it can go on until June. I wouldn't just take it from you. Give me your thoughts, please.

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Did you want any deja vu with that? [26 Mar 2005|05:18pm]

[ mood | bitchy ]

As my subject line indicates, I'm going to subject (no pun intended! - Well, a little bit of pun was intended; I love puns) you all to some deja vu. I realize that last week I promised to be a good girl, get reply-y, and just be as dedicated as anyone could possibly be, but I'm still sick and for the past two weeks, have been in a complete funk emotionally. Fortunately, said funk miraculously disappeared on Thursday, though my drive (not sexual, you perverts! Actually, I'm probably the only person who thought that way, and thus, I am the pervert) is not all it could be. My RPG drive, I mean. For that, I apologize. I really will put all the effort I've got into posting and replying and everything, because I love Priori and I'm also a mod. If the mod isn't posting, then the players generally feel as if they don't have to.

So, I'll get on that. I'll reply to your posts more. For instance, Meru, you made an Anthony Goldstein post, and it was long and it showed a side of Anthony that we've never seen before. I should have replied to that, and I feel awful that I didn't. It's stuff like that that discourages people (or at least, me) from posting. I realize that it's very old, but I'm going to have Alexis reply to it anyway. I love Anthony, and he should get play. I see that everyone's making an effort, and for that, I thank you - especially when I've been making not as much effort as I should. Plotwise, I've done everything, but my absence is quite obvious.

With that, I'll move on to who needs to post.Collapse )

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A Message From the Mod: who needs to post, and some unfortunate kickage. [19 Mar 2005|08:03pm]

[ mood | Sick, yet strangely Lavender-esque. ]

I'm in a good mood, so I won't even bitch about the lack of posting this week. I shouldn't anyway, as it obviously has no effect and it only stresses me out more to do so. I'd like to thank the people who have stayed consistently active (you know who you are) and apologise to Amy - I haven't been replying to your very regularly this week. It's been a little hectic; I'm sorry about that. I've been sick and my anxiety issues popped up again. Not cool. However, all is well now, so I'll be replying to any comments laying about in my inbox. If anyone's interested in a thread with one of my characters, just tell me. I'll be posting for a few, but I keep getting the feeling that it's pointless- no one replies except for myself. I know that you all are busy, but I can't help feeling the way I do about the situation. I put a lot in and don't get a lot back out. It's hard. I won't say anymore - I'm not trying to bitch, or guilt you. I'm just trying to explain my random bouts of inactivity. I think I'll put up a few open posts tonight. I'd really love to see some replies, guys. You're all great writers, and it's great RPing with you. I wish that I got to do it more. I wish even more than that that you would start RPing with each other.

Which brings me to another issue. I'd really like to advertise for more players, but I'm not sure if that's a smart move. I'd hate to get people excited, bring them into a community, and have no one in it be active. If I do, they'll have only me and one or two others to be active with, and then maybe each other, if there's more than one new person. So please, guys, try to pick up the activity. Tell me if you've taken too much on; I'll understand. But don't just say nothing. That's the absolute worst. I know that I've not been AIM-able, but there's always priori_rpg@hotmail.com for you. If I see increased activity over the week, I'm going to start advertising for more players. Keep watching plotlines.

Jenna, I'm not sure if you even watch this community anymore, but it's been too long without contact from you. I waited, because you've been with us since the beginning, but I'm going to have to do that icky mod kick thing now. I'm sorry. If you choose to e-mail me and ask to join the game once again, you're welcome back. Only if you think you have the time, though. Please don't do it on principle. I'll miss you and your characters. <3 And, Lola? Lauren? Where are you at?

Alright. Who needs to post this week? Well, let's find out!Collapse )

Oh, and a little pimpage - any of you who do drabbles/fic, go join patil100 (pretty please)!

Please and thank you.

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Pay attention! [12 Mar 2005|07:38pm]

[ mood | sore ]

Another source of information: abnerchickering. There's no need to add him; he will be writing journal entries in the community as Pettigrew does from time to time. A quick bio:

A member of the DoM for some time, most of the others in the department think him to be less than all there, but he keeps his job because of seniority and the fact that he knows far too many secrets. Abner is quite the genius eccentric. Since the examination of the infant Potter in the DoM, Abner has been obsessed with discovering what happened that night at Godric's Hollow. He knows as much about it as Dumbledore, and possibly more.

I'm too busy to make a list tonight, but seeing as nearly everyone, with the exception of 5 or 6 characters, needs to post, I don't really even need to. You know who you are if you don't need to post. If you have a nagging feeling in your gut over it, then I suggest that you get on that. And Madison made a neato suggestion, by the by. Perhaps some people can comment to her entry wanting to join in? It could be fun.

Also, I would like to see reactions on what's happening right now, as it's something big. Amelia Bones is Head of the Wizengamot, people. It's a huge deal. And Hufflepuffs might want to mention their dormmate being pretty depressed over her aunt being dead and all.

Anyone who already has mentioned it to me (or has something going on where they don't need to mention it but I know about it, and that's enough) is obviously an exception to this whole "post or be beaten with a stick," thing, but if you're not one of those people, then. Well, please post. I know that I sound like an asshole, but I feel as if I'm the only person who cares about the fate of this game, overall, sometimes. I know that your characters are your first priority, but the plot is important, and I swear that this will all mean a lot to you in the end, okay? I worked really hard with Chris on getting this whole thing set up so that we could have something big for the end of their final year at Hogwarts, and I'd like it to go smoothly. Also, I'd like you to have fun! And you can't have fun if you don't post!


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[08 Mar 2005|12:29am]

You know you're really out of it when you type your character's old Livejournal name into the thing to login, then realize that journal has been retired...

I'm sorry, guys... I'm on a leave of absence as of a few days ago. There was a major incident that happened around that time, something I don't want to go into... but I need a break from Livejournal. In fact, the internet in general. I'll be okay, I promise, but I won't be around for awhile... I'm not sure for how long.

Please bear with me. I still love Priori and still want to be a part of it, but I desperately need to disappear. Those who absolutely need to reach me already know how to. Love you all...

Teh Mun of Dougal, Auria, and Roger.
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The Plot. [04 Mar 2005|09:41pm]

[ mood | busy ]

I will be posting for Harry right now as if what Chris and I planned for Ron actually happened. Chris, I hope you're not upset with me for that.

Now, I'm going to be putting an (edited) excerpt from the timeline here to make my life easier.

What's Happening?

(a week or two ago)
The Death Eaters return to gathering power quietly for the time being, as well as recruiting by force. They're making use of Cornelius Fudge's ineptitude, as to avoid an uproar, he's not been sending out as many Aurors as he should be. The Daily Prophet prints bits of information about Muggles gone missing here and there, but the paper is becoming more and more frivolous.

Dumbledore, barely at Hogwarts now, continues to prepare the Order for war while his employees prepare the somewhat unknowing students and attempt.

Harry has snapped again, as he did with Colin in the library. This time, it's aimed at best friend, Ron Weasley. Harry's words are harsh enough that Ron separates himself from him, and vice versa, causing Harry to rely on Mellie more, because naturally, Hermione would take Ron's side. There's no truly good reason for Harry's behaviour. Harry wonders at himself. Harry and Ron will resolve their issues in a couple days. A post about it would be nice, Erin, if you can?

Some other stuff is to be happening - right now. Everyone friend dp_newspaper immediately, if you haven't yet. I will be making a lot of posts about what's going on from different character's perspectives, so look for the rest of the information via that. I want to keep it as IC as possible. I hate just telling you guys what's up through the OOC. It sucks.

I think that's all. This was a little jumbled sounding, but I think my point got across. Hopefully.

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State of the Incant Address. [04 Mar 2005|09:12pm]

[ mood | apologetic ]

Our main issue for tonight is:

Your Mod Sucks.

She apologizes for that profusely. She would send you her sorries in a lovely frilly basket tied with a great red bow and filled with chocolates, but that would require a much stronger cash flow. One like the white water rapids.

I really, truly am here to apologise, guys. I posted (on Saturday, was it?) promising to post to you on Sunday, or Monday, but I have been so incredibly busy this past week, dealing with my own multitude of tasks to complete along with trying to comfort my friend as she puts her pet to sleep, and it all adds up to me not being here. I won't lie to you and say that I haven't done any RPGing, but it was me catching up in a game which I have been unfairly neglecting for months in favour of moderating Priori. I'm here, now. I have an hour, and in this hour, I am going to attempt to accomplish several posts as well as modly things.

We're a bit behind on our major plot. Chris is very unwell, and I'm busy. We haven't been able to do what we mean to. I'm going to have to post to you once again about what should be going on in the Wizarding World. I only wish that we had this better, and that you guys could be more involved in it. You will in about April, I promise. I know that it's hard to be interested when there's not that much happening that your character can get into. But hopefully what I post (in my next post, this is just about posting and my absence, really) will have some sort of meaning to you. And I will suggest ways in which you can involve your characters in it at the end.

For now, there are some people whom I would like to see posts from. I didn't get that out this week, and so I'm doing it today. Next Saturday, I should have another. And so on. I want to stay caught up with this. I hope you all can understand that this was a hard week for me. And I know that it was an even harder week for others; those of whom I won't be putting on the list. If I put you on here and we previously discussed your inability to post for the time being, just say "Hey, we talked about this, remember?" and I should remember. I just don't remember most things right about now.

I really think it's important that you guys try to create more threads, or at least journal posts. February is a horrible month. I'm taking back my demand that you do those character relations forms. I'm really glad to have seen some of you do them, though, and feel free to do it if you have the desire and the time. But I don't (well, I have the desire, but not the time), and it seems that many of you don't, either. So don't worry about that. If you make one, I'll be sure to reply to it, though.

There is so much that I feel as if I should be doing for this game that I haven't. I will quickly write up who needs to post, put up the current plot situation, and then I will post myself, and comment to the people who need to. Again, special apologies to Amy for not tagging quicker, and now to Erin for taking so long with that H / R thread.

Who Needs to Post, or Create a Thread.Collapse )

Does anyone else see a problem with that?

I'll get on my other promises, now.

- Lori
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Exercise in Character Relations [02 Mar 2005|01:18pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Here it goes...

Hermione GrangerCollapse )

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[26 Feb 2005|08:43pm]

[ mood | satisfied ]

I realise that I haven't been super-around lately, but I've just been very busy, and very fatigued. I'll be posting the "Who Needs to Post" list tomorrow, but don't let that discourage you from posting this evening, if you have the time! There's quite a lot of people who need to post, myself included.

I'll be catching up tomorrow after I escape from the horrible Work-Monster, and also will be replying to everyone's character relations thingamagig as well as putting up more of my own. I really would like to see more of those - they're fun to read, and to fill out.

So, guys, post! Comment! Especially, with the open thread posting, c'mon! Also, Amy, I'm sorry that it's taken so long to get Sarah to reply to that thread you left for me, truly - I'll have her replying tomorrow, first thing when I either get up/get out of work, if I oversleep (which, knowing me, is a big possibility)

C'mon, guys! <3

- Lori

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[26 Feb 2005|04:46pm]

Rhys FinbarCollapse )
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[26 Feb 2005|04:23pm]

I'll give it a go...

Auria ti RingrazioCollapse )

Dougal MorganCollapse )

Roger DaviesCollapse )

Sorry if I messed anyone up. ^^;
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Character Views Part 2: Sixth Years and an Outsider [26 Feb 2005|01:51pm]

[ mood | awake ]

Astrid's and Etienne's are short, just did the people they knew/knew of.

Ginny WeasleyCollapse )
Astrid DalkinCollapse )
Etienne DelacroixCollapse )
Bellona BroomfieldCollapse )

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Exercise in Character Relations, Part 3: The Slytherin Situation. [22 Feb 2005|12:52am]

[ mood | good ]

Okay, so I stole that from Amy's "the Heidegger Connection." What are you going to do about it? ;)

Draco Malfoy.Collapse )

Bridgette J. DornyCollapse )

Roland Battersby.Collapse )

June LennoxCollapse )

I've skipped Sarah, because she honestly has no opinions on anyone but Astrid (who she adores), Lavender, Etienne (who she adores in a platonic way), and Colin (who she thinks is sweet and has been mistreated). Well, she likes Lisa and Padma makes her nervous. She doesn't trust Lavender. And that's it - the rest would be "n/a," so why bother?

More to come! I'm glad to see people doing this, and I'm off to reply to those posts right now! Everyone else should be doing that too. There's no template for it, just your reactions and what sorts of interesting interaction you think you could get based on these opinions.

- Lori

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[21 Feb 2005|10:20pm]

Justin Finch-FletchleyCollapse )
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[21 Feb 2005|08:51pm]

[ mood | indifferent ]

I really have no desire to pick up another character/responsibility, but in order to further the plot and get out information to you all, I've taken on Auror Meredith Wilkins, meredithwilkins, as well as pettigrewsdiary. I want to have everyone know what's going on with Voldemort, but it's highly unlikely that the Death Eaters would be stupid enough to post detailed accounts of their actions into journals which could quite easily be hacked into by the Ministry if such a penetration of the rights was so desired. As Voldemort's right hand man, Pettigrew will have a good idea of what's going on at all times, so now he has a diary. I'll post the entries from this diary to the community journal in italics, and basically I'm going on the idea that he keeps a diary, needing something something to express his thoughts to - and he certainly wouldn't have access to a Wiz-box.

Please friend these journals immediately. They'll be a part of my way of getting important information out to you that even if you can't do anything with, you should know.

Log in and enter your username here to add everyone to your flist.

Also, if you didn't bother to read Harry's post in the community, Hufflepuff won the Quidditch match on Sunday.

- Lori
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Character Views Part 1: The Heidegger Connection [20 Feb 2005|09:16pm]

Cydney Moriarty HeideggerCollapse )

Marie HeideggerCollapse )

Obhool (Philis Heidegger, Petra Kvochick, Irena 'Blondie' Jankowski)Collapse )
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Exercise in Character Relations: Part 2. [20 Feb 2005|09:44pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

More to come after this.

Madison Capper.Collapse )
Abigail Beth Wellings.Collapse )
Alexis Moon.Collapse )

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