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Dimar

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  1. It's definitely not just your timing, MC, and this bad period is the worst we've had in the past couple of years. So many regulars have largely vanished between technology issues and RL priorities. That resultant emptiness is the only real "discouraging" thing about the channel atm - nobody manages to be available at the same time as anyone else.

     

    Unfortunately there's not much that can really be done about that... if most of us don't have time to hang out in the chat for fun, we don't have time to take part in a big event either. I'd be fine with more informal review days since those definitely made a difference, but my schedule doesn't have much wiggle room so it might have to be planned between you non-mods. (Herk has other complications atm too and while I don't want to speak for her, she might not be able to help either.)

     

    However, I should have free time during most of Thanksgiving week so if a few of you were interested in doing something bigger in the November 20st-26th range then I could probably be there to keep people company.

     

    I feel really bad for leaving descripdoom in the dark so much, but 99% of the time when I'm not busy with college/work/volunteering then I'm either too exhausted or too stressed-out for socializing. I'm really sorry, guys, I hate seeing y'all unhappy with the channel atm...

     

    :/


  2. May I ask who you are rooting for? I am following the equestrian events closely, as well.

    Michael Jung and Astier Nicolas are my personal favorites, from long before Rio started! Michael's slip-up with the countercanter lead change KILLED ME; I felt so bad for him and Sam but since they're still in a pretty good place I'm not too upset... very excited to see how cross country and jumping changes things. I am happy to see William Fox-Pitt doing well, in any case, considering he was in a coma last year so congrats to him so far! biggrin.gif


  3. I'm keeping very close tabs on the equestrian competition! I'm strongly rooting for a few riders in particular... and rooting against a couple too. <.< I'm not watching as many of the other sports as I usually do (in the past I'd watch whatever happens to be on TV) since I'm focusing on the equestrian livestreams but I'll probably catch up on highlights later.


  4. Hm, how many people still frequent the IRC channel?

    I've had a jam-packed summer and now Internet unreliability so I haven't been around but there's definitely still a few steady regulars and then those who drop in every so often! I can't wait to hear about those "dates", hopefully my Internet problem will be sorted by then. tongue.gif

     

     

     


  5. I expected to dislike everything about it (other than Holtzmann, of course), and only went to see it because a friend kept ranting about how terrible it was in concept - I wanted to form my own opinion and didn't have high hopes. BUT I TOTALLY LOVED IT.

     

    It just made me really happy and was a fun movie! I'm glad I was surprised by it in such a great way. smile.gif


  6. I started playing this weekend, so I don't have quite enough experience for fancy teams yet - I've mostly just been experimenting with different classes and attacks. I definitely want to start planning comps for the different areas soon, though, and actually take out the bosses that I've been avoiding.

     

    So far I really like Hellions and Houndmasters. There's no dedicated healer I'm particularly fond of, but I've mostly been using the Occultist despite how frustrating it is when Wyrd Reconstruction goes wrong. I haven't renamed anyone yet, just because I don't have a long-term plan. And finally as for areas... like I said, I haven't advanced really far in terms of missions but so far the Cove is my least favorite (I rely on Bleed a lot more than Blight so I'll have to adjust my tactics before I'm really comfortable there).


  7. *pointing excitedly over at TJ's news thread*

     

    The potential of description mods might be enough to get me back into actively reviewing, haha. I didn't get back into it after my hiatus last year because I felt burned out and wanted to wait for changes in the system to come up... fingers crossed?

     

    There would certainly be a mass reviewing event if/when description mods are established, I think. tongue.gif


  8. Description Moderator

    No guarantees that this will pan out into anything! That said, it'd be good to have a pool of people "on file" to draw from if I decide to do something in the near-ish future. Special criteria to think about are: general fluency with the English language and ability to articulate clearly, existing dragon descriptions (approved or unapproved), history of user description moderation (including accuracy thereof).

    Fingers crossed that it DOES pan out into something! I know a lot of us have been hoping for dedicated description mods to deal with that ridiculous queue, so I'm excited to see a potential hint like this. biggrin.gif

     

    (Personally I haven't reviewed in a loooong time since I went on hiatus and then felt discouraged to start again until a change in the system occurred to smooth everything over. But now I'm feeling better about it!)


  9. How long do these eggs stay in the cave? An entire row appeared, I got 1, and then when I refreshed, it was gone! Are these going to be super rares like the Alamandines? blink.gif

    That's not uncommon with the 5-minute drops, which it looks like you posted just after. Not as many eggs are dropped as at the top of the hour, so they disappear quickly.

     

    It's too early to tell what rarity these will be, just wait a few days.


  10. Haha, yeah. >_>

     

    So sorry about the wait, all. I think some people have been waiting for more than a year now. The queue is up to 16.5k dragons. I would like to tackle some of the queue tomorrow, but I'm in my last semester of my Masters' and am pretty busy, so I know I can't make it regular enough to defeat the queue. Sorry. D:

    Oh Socky, there's no need to apologize! Focusing on your degree is much more important, and it would take a miracle for anyone to keep up with the volume all the time. We'll survive with the wait. x3

     

    Hey everybody! I got a reject (commentless, of course) on this description so I'd like to run it by you all to see if there's something I need to fix. It's for a female Ridgewing named Z'ohno, and her description was inspired by her successful revival last Halloween. Bwahaha.

     

    I don't see any glaring problems with the description! I think it was just another attack of the Random Rejecter. Or they're the type of person who's bothered by killing pixel dragons for zombies.


  11. Yeah, unfortunately it can take ages for a description to be officially published by a mod... there's way too many submissions for them to reasonably handle at the moment. I'm ashamed to say that I haven't done any reviewing in far too long myself. >.<

     

    Also, I think PootisLooti typo'ed an extra apostrophe in "but only to alts". Don't let that confuse you - just stick the word "only" in there! Your first two sentences also have a LOT of commas and that makes them rather choppy to read. I'd suggest getting rid of a few like this:

     

    When Lu-Yin first hatched from her egg, she saw the majestic black alt and swore that when she grew up then all her children would be alts. However, if her children are not alts, she will disown them.

    The bolded words are small grammar corrections, one of which PL noted already. smile.gif


  12. PootisLooti, those look great to me! The only things that could perhaps be edited is that you have random nouns capitalized when they don't need to be, such as "Hatchling" and "Dragon" and "Human Child" when they're not used in a title. That's not a huge deal though, and could be chalked up to stylistic writing if the rest of your descriptions are written the same way (I wouldn't completely reject them for that). happy.gif


  13. Wrote this up ready for when one of my Radiant Angels grows up... thoughts? It's all looking into what he believes, not what is truth.

     

      This dragon does not know his identity. As far as he is concerned, he is just another dispensable messenger from some great divine providence. Surely his beautiful exterior is just a shell of gold, marble and gems to conceal a hideous interior, raw flesh, eyes placed where they don't belong - just to make him palatable to the foolish inhabitants of Valkemare. Indeed, he holds total and utter contempt towards them all. Filthy, brainwashed sheep, convinced that they can handle themselves and their destinies... Placing meanings on what they don't understand. The sheep has him and his kin pinned under the belief that they resemble the 'essence of love'. Poor, sappy midgets, if only they understood what must really lie beneath. Love is blue, he believes. And he is really a being from their deepest fears. But he'd put up with this... One day, he'd be able to claim their souls for the providence...

     

    ive been seeing too much Bayonetta lately

    Looks pretty good to me!

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    omg I had forgotten this thread existed... I got busy over the summer and never started checking DC regularly again. I'm so sorry. >.<

     

    i'll go check what i missed now