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20 March 2017 - 03:01 PM
19 March 2017 - 05:53 PM
I need to unwind. ask me shit.
19 March 2017 - 05:32 PM
The main Transparency thread can be found here.
This thread is for the members to (politely) voice their opinions about how the mod team is doing, and to give us any comments or suggestions that you feel are relevant, in regards to the content posted in the main Transparency thread. Though It will mainly be me responding to you all, other moderators will also be allowed to make their presence known in here. Please note that this topic will be heavily moderated and off-topic posts or flaming will be met with little tolerance, thank you.
19 March 2017 - 05:28 PM
Y'all wanted to know what's going on, so this is the thread where the staff will be doing just that. All pertinent information will be posted or edited into the opening post of this thread, and any time there's an update, myself or another moderator will bump the thread.
Now as for the things we'll be discussing with you....
As of March 19th, 2017, here is what's going on.
-Rai has been demoted for inactivity. The decision was made awhile ago but no one who was able had been around/remembered to do it until recently.
-Nai has resigned from his post, and has been demoted as of yesterday.
-Zai has been promoted to full moderator. He is currently the team's public relations moderator, and the new moderator of the RP and Creative Writing Sections. In addition, he has also volunteered to help moderate TCG and Debates. Note that Zai's role in TCG and Debates is a temporary one, and will last until the team decides that another moderator is needed on the team or that those sections do not need additional policing. This is an indefinite period, and he will not be in charge of coordinating new content or establishing policy for these sections.
As of March 19th, 2017, here is what the mod team has planned/is discussing.
-The mod team is not looking to promote any new moderators at this time. However, that may change in the not so distant future. (see below).
-The team is considering the possibility of promoting a new moderator to assist Evilfusion in TCG. At present, the most likely candidate is Byakuya, though as was stated above, this is not a definite decision. If you have any suggestions, comments, or candidates, please PM the moderators about them or wait until we have decided to proceed with a promotion, at which point it will have its own dedicated thread.
-Sakura is also considering candidates for a new moderator in CC, but he is being purposely tight-lipped on who he has in mind and whether or not he's certain there is a need.
-Speaking of CC, Sakura is also in the process of drafting new guidelines for the section. These will mostly pertain to card design as it applies to the Arc-V (Pre-Link era) and VRAINS (Post-Link era) formats of the game. More detailed information is to follow.
-The big one (and the thing that's been occupying most of our time), is the revision of YCM's site rules. Currently, the mod team is on its second (if i found them all, we might have more) draft, and at present getting it all neatly outlined and up to date is our most pressing concern. Highlights include revised disciplinary actions and possibly not-awful syntax.
-The annual easter egg hunt is upcoming, and the team is in the process of placing eggs and designing clues.
Please note that this thread will be locked, and any comments, concerns, or suggestions you may have should either be PMed to a moderator or posted in the appropriate thread here.
09 March 2017 - 04:32 PM
A Zai Digimon RP
Logo By: Yui
"What?! Already?!" Even though his face was completely obscured behind his armored mask, Seraphimon's tone gave away just how desperate the situation was. They were running out of time, and he knew it. "Grademon, do whatever you can to slow them down. We're depending on you."
"We will buy you all the time we can. Make it count!" With that, the monitor went dead as Grademon signed off. Seraphimon knew he would never see his comrade, the Digimon he'd fought alongside since the darkest of times, again, but there was little time for grief. Quickly, he set about making the final preparations. Six capsules, each loaded with their precious cargo, were arrayed around the innermost chamber of the pyramid. The six D-Cipher Digivices, all he'd been able to complete out of a planned nine, were all that stood between the digital world and annihilation. There were no prophecies this time; no grand destiny, no digidestined fated to appear, no guarantee that all of this would even work. All Seraphimon had was the hope that maybe, just maybe, history would repeat itself.
Hastily, the angel Digimon entered the digicode password into the pyramid's mainframe computer, sending what little power remained in the structure to the ancient modem hidden withing the pyramid's stonework. This relic from a bygone era was one of the last of its kind: a device that could, for a brief time, connect the digital world to the internet. With luck, the connection would last long enough to upload all six Digivices. He hit the execute key, and in the opposite corner of the chamber the first of the capsules began to pixelate as its data slowly left the digital world, bound for the internet, and hopefully its discovery by a worthy human child.
The pyramid shuddered, indicating that the enemy had breached the structure. There wasn't enough time. Seraphimon took one last look around, then began making his way outside, locking the chamber down behind him. Now, there was only one thing left to do.
The stonework began to cave in as the bombardment from outside penetrated deeper and deeper into the pyramid. At last, a ray of sunlight shown through the dust and the rubble, and through the hole in the pyramid's facade the enemy's champion entered.
The horrid amalgamation of firearm and dragon said nothing, its scylon optics instead taking on a reddish hue. Seraphimon didn't wait. The angel charged, tackling Gundramon and launching the both of them into the jungles surrounding the pyramid.
Even if it cost him his life, he'd buy enough time. He had to.
Now, with that out of the way, welcome. Digimon: Solid State is in no uncertain terms a love letter to the Digimon franchise, taking inspiration from the first five anime series and focusing on a group of Digivice-wielding youngsters and their Digimon partners. That isn't to say it's entirely derivative, however, as I've made sure to put my own spin on both the mythos of the digital world as well as the tropes present in the franchise. Combine that with some ideas of my own invention, and hopefully this RP will be able to capture even a fraction of the heart and soul that made the anime such a wonderful and beloved childhood memory for me. I hope you enjoy it.
Before we get started, however, there are a few things to note. First, this is a PG-16 RP, and though that usually entails the most graphic depictions of sex and violence that are allowed on YCM, the rating is really there so that we simply have the option to do so if and when it is ever needed. Though the RP's tone is by no means as light as, say, Digimon Adventure, its safe to assume that events in the RP won't get much more depressing or graphic than those of Digimon Tamers, and you should write with that in mind. Second, because of the darker tone, it would be best if the core cast of the RP were teenagers, preferably between 14 and 17 years old, as opposed to the usual younger age of most digimon casts. Speaking of cast members, it should be noted that partner digivolution will be following a template that is similar to both Digimon Tamers and Digimon Adventure, with the cast's partner Digimon digivolving from rookie to champion, unlocking an as of yet unrevealed "upgrade" to their digivices to reach ultimate, and using this "upgrade" as well as the bond between partner and human to Biomerge to mega. Like Digimon Savers (season 5, for those not in the know) the cast will also be able to access a -mode transformation beyond mega. More detail on all of that as the plot progresses, though. While Solid State isn't limited acceptance, I'm aiming to keep the RP as small as possible to ease the burden of hosting and posting. As such, I will be taking on a maximum of 5 other RPers, assuming there's that much interest. Apps will be vetted for quality, but the slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis, assuming I get more than 5 applicants to begin with. Applicants will be limited to one core cast member, but may apply with any amount of additional supporting characters they see fit, be they NPCs or what have you. Once you've been accepted into the RP, you may feel free to apply with additional supporting characters at any time, which will be subject to a similar screening process as the core cast. Lastly, Solid State will be structured like a television anime series, with the story segmented into episodic chapters denoted by my or another RPer's use of the OP and Ed in an IC post and the use of a title card.
Well, not exactly, but it does take place in the year 2017. Planet Earth in the Solid State universe is virtually identical to the world we live in, right down to its history, cultures, and geography. Arguably the only difference between our world and the world of Solid State is the existence of the Digital World (sometimes called Digiworld by its inhabitants) and the Digimon that live in it.
So what's Digiworld like, then? Well, that's a difficult question to answer in simple terms.
Solid State's Digital World in many ways resembles the digital world depicted in Digimon Adventure. Biomes are seemingly randomly arranged (though terrain tends to lean more toward a tropical climate than a temperate or cold one), and whatever architecture is present is equally ad-hoc, ranging from ancient pyramids to modern cities and everything in between (and its often mixed together in strange ways, too, such as the pyramid with the internet connection depicted in the teaser above). In short, at first glance the Digital World's layout seems, well... batshit insane, especially to a human who's never been there before.
There's a reason for it all though. See, the digital world came into being piecemeal, as an aggregate of sorts based on human user data and internet traffic. Older sections of digiworld reflect this, being composed of more varied types of structures and terrain that came into being as the digital world expanded. Time works differently in the Digital World as well. Though its only been in existence for about 25 years in real world time, to those who live there, thousands of years have passed, meaning that anyone from the real world who travels to the digital world, even for only a few minutes, may end up spending months or even years there before returning home.
And what of the inhabitants? Unlike the digital world itself, Digital Monsters (almost always referred to as Digimon) were the deliberate creations of the digital world's "god": the artificial intelligence referred to as Yggdrasil. Though the origins of Yggdrasil itself are unknown (some digimon suspect that it came into being rather spontaneously on the internet, while others claim that Yggdrasil was itself programmed by a human) it was Yggdrasil that created the first Digimon in order to populate the digital world, and gave its creations free will and the ability to evolve with time (a process known as digivolving). Afterward, Yggdrasil went dormant, encasing itself within a massive tree at the center of the digital world. This World Tree (which gets its name from Yggdrasil) keeps the digital plane stable, and allows it to grow at a steady rate along the lines of its roots.
Since Yggdrasil became the World Tree in times immemorial (the year 1998 in the real world), the digital world has grown and expanded, both literally and culturally. The Digimon have developed their own societies, complete with culture, written language (known as digicode) and oral history. Some digimon took it upon themselves to safeguard the world tree and the digital world as a whole, while others sought to conquer it and enslave their fellows. Eventually, Digiworld became as rich and varied, if not moreso, than the real world which had given birth to it, all with humanity at large being completely unaware of its existence.
The prophecy told of a digital world engulfed in flames, of a great seven legged monster that would bring ruin to all, and of the Digidestined: Human children who would come to the digital world, wielding magical digivices, and save it from destruction. Some scoffed, some became afraid, but in time, most of the Digital World forgot about the prophecy.
Then, in 2013, our time, it all came true.
Exactly as the sage from long ago had predicted, too. The Seven Great Demon lords: the digital incarnations of the 7 deadly sins, emerged from the dark area and came together to form the ultimate evil: Ogudomon, who proceeded to unleash its minions on the digital world. Then, from the trunk of the world tree, emerged the seven digivices and soon the digidestined arrived in the digital world to claim them, and the powers of digivolution they granted. It was a long and difficult fight, but eventually the digidestined, their partner digimon, and their allies were able to turn the tide and defeat Ogudomon. The prophecy had come true, and peace at last came to the digital world.
Or so everyone thought.
In the wake of Ogudomon's defeat and the departure of the digidestined, the seven partner digimon banded together to form Network Security: and organization dedicated to keeping the digital world safe. At first, Network Security seemingly had little to do. The digital world was peaceful and what conflicts did occur were swiftly resolved. However, unbeknownst to its saviors, an even greater threat to the digital world was stirring; pulling strings and putting a diabolical plan into motion.
It started off small at first. Network Security agents would go missing, only to turn up later with total memory loss, muttering incoherently about something called the "Solid State". Then, the mysterious disappearances became more frequent, and spread to members of the general populace. Soon, the victims failed to return altogether, and despite Network Security's best efforts, no evidence as to their cause or the whereabouts of the victims could be ascertained.
Then, whole settlements seemingly vanished, buildings and all, only to be replaced by strange, cubic structures with no discernible entrance or exit. The cubes began showing up all over the digital world, and, like the abductees before, anyone who came into contact with them would suffer memory loss, save for the phrase "Solid State". Though Network Security attempted to destroy the cubes, their efforts were unsuccessful, and they were forced to quarantine them. Still, their investigations turned up nothing, but with the incidents escalating, it was obvious that a storm was brewing.
Then, they struck.
Zhuqiaomon, one of the four Sovereigns (the de facto rulers of the digital world, each in control of one quarter of the digital plane, separated along compass points) was the first to fall. Heralded by the appearance of flying fortress Gigaseadramon, legions of machine digimon, many seemingly created by modifying those that had been abducted, emerged from the cubes and fell upon Zhuqiaomon's southern domain. The great phoenix himself was soon slain in battle, and in the aftermath the entire southern region fell into disarray, chaos, and anarchy.
Realizing the magnitude of the threat, Seraphimon, the leader of network security and the only member of the original seven partner digimon to have naturally attained his mega form, set into motion a desperate plan. With assistance from Vulcanusmon, the greatest smith in all of the digital world, he designed the D-Cipher: a Digivice based on the seven used by the digidestined long ago. Though Seraphimon originally planned to create nine D-Ciphers, the Solid State (as the inhabitants of digiworld had begun to call the invading machines) caught wind of his plans, and launched an all-out assault on Network Security's forces after Seraphimon had only completed six.
When the dust settled, Network Security was all-but annihilated. Their sacrifice, however, had not been in vain.
The six D-Ciphers were successfully uploaded to the internet, each found and unlocked by a Human child the device considered worthy. Upon activation, each digivice opened a digital gate, transporting its owner to the digital world, and to the location of the digimon most suited to being their partner.
And so, against all odds, it begins again. Led by their digivices, the digidestined and their partner digimon have come together at the same pyramid where their digivices were uploaded. It is here that, supposedly, Seraphimon awaits their arrival, but between the ruins and the smoldering rubble, something seems amiss....
"Gender": Digimon don't have biological sexes, but they generally identify as masculine or feminine (or a little of both, sometimes)