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Hey, Sing.

Given that I just put up a poll a couple days ago, this may come as a surprise, but I’ve decided to close up shop. I’ve loved being a part of this game, and I’ve had a lot of fun working on it as a mod, but it’s time to part ways.

It’s not that I don’t have the ideas or the time to keep this game going -- I had a lot of great things I wanted to do, and I was excited to bring in more of the metaplot. But when I sat down to start planning things out, I realized that I’m not as interested as I used to be, and I’m not having the fun I used to have. We’ve been slow and quiet for some time now, and I didn’t realize until I tried to get back into it that it had sapped my own enthusiasm.

If Sing were to survive, it would need both an invested playerbase and an invested mod. I’ve had a lot of fun with everyone who’s stuck around, but overall interest has been waning, and I’ve lost my drive along with it.

I did consider handing over the game, but I think another mod turnover would simply be more trouble than it’s worth at this point. The game has run its course, and I think it’s time to let it go.

If you’d like to continue threading or make any final posts, I’ll leave posts and comments open through the end of January. I’m going to focus my efforts on a new game, but one way another I hope to see you guys around somewhere else in the future. ♥

So long and thanks for all the fish.

- Larissa
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[personal profile] noscope
long story short, i had eye surgery this past week and am quite literally half-blind. it hurts to look at my screen for too long. abloo.

this only affects north, here, and i should be back in about three weeks.
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[personal profile] articletwelve
Hi, Sing. Larissa here with some notes, questions, and fun ticky boxes.

As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, we’ve slowed down a lot and are a much smaller game than we used to be. That’s okay! As long as people want to play here, I’m happy to mod at whatever pace works for you guys. I can work with however many players and characters we have for plots; numbers don’t really matter.

What does matter, though, is what you guys want. As far as I can tell, we’ve got two options on where to go from here.

  • Slice-of-life with regular events. This is about what Sing has been for the past few years, with player plots now and then to shake things up and occasional metaplot.

  • Plot-driven with occasional events. This would directly tie into both the Hypatia plot from a few months ago and the game’s metaplot. Player characters would have large roles in shaping the game’s plot and world, with few limits. Many of the things hinted at in the game plot would be revealed over time, along with some big surprises that have yet to appear.

Now, I personally prefer the plot-driven option. I’d be the first to admit that I’m not very good at coming up with slice-of-life events or teleporter malfunctions; it’s just not my forté. I have an easier time writing long plot arcs that focus on worldbuilding and furthering the game metaplot. I have about a year’s worth of metaplot ready to go, and probably longer if it gets played out, since there’s a lot of wiggle room.

However, since I write a lot of this stuff by myself, I need to know which to go for. I’m willing to do either, but either way I would rather not do a lot of work for something people aren’t interested in.

So it’s ticky box time!

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11

Which direction would you rather see Singularity go in?

View Answers

Slice-of-life with regular events
0 (0.0%)

Plot-driven with occasional events
9 (81.8%)

I don’t care, I’ll play at Sing either way
2 (18.2%)

Neither (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

I’d appreciate it if everyone could weigh in on this; I’d also love to hear any ideas or suggestions you guys have outside of what I’ve laid out. I love this game, and I’m not planning on it going anywhere -- I just need to know what you’re interested in playing.

-1 Niriall

1 Jan 2013 01:06 pm
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[personal profile] sarcasticpelican
I'm really sad to say goodbye to the first RP game I ever joined, but I think it's about time to say my farewell to this game.

This applies to my one character, 479 ([personal profile] sarcasticpelican ).

I'll miss you guys. Hopefully I'll see y'all around in other games or on Plurk. <3
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[personal profile] singularitymods
Hello, Singularity!

Just a quick note today. As of January 1, we’re going to stop using the app cycle system. What this means is that applications will always be open. We’ll still take reserves (which are currently open), and we’ll hold them for one week at a time. During that week, we won’t review any challenge applications for that character until the reserve holder submits their application or the reserve expires.

Given the current pace of the game, we don’t expect this to cause any difficulties on our end, but please bear with us as we update the relevant game pages. (The list mod position will remain open until we find someone to fill it; until then, page edits will be a little delayed.)

That’s all for now! The metaplot will resume after the holidays, and we’ll have a discussion post then to see what you guys are interested in doing. Happy holidays!
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[personal profile] unchimerical
Hi, Sing. I love you guys to death and don't want to leave, but meatspace calls.

Zelgadis ([personal profile] unchimerical), with some help/witnessing from Roxas, belly-flopped into the Rift and probably got pulverized in the process but who know.

Marco ([personal profile] baldwinboyfive) got hella murdered by Clove and Piter (who have corpsegodmode rights for whatever they want) and failed to respawn for mysterious reasons.

Thanks for a great ride and hilarious CR along the way! I'll probably stick my nose around to threadstalk now and then, and if work calms down somewhere down the line I might app back in; other than that, I hope you guys have fun and continue being excellent to one another.
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Dear Singularity,

The following characters have recently been eaten by mysterious forces. They shall be remembered (or forgotten), and their disappearances mourned (or celebrated).

Characters under Swept failed to make the recent Activity Check and must re-app in order to return to gameplay.

CT | [personal profile] soundslikeafuckingkid| Red vs. Blue
Violet Parr | [personal profile] personalbubble | The Incredibles
Agent Carolina | [personal profile] whatever_it_takes | Red vs. Blue
Barricade | [personal profile] namesnotprowl | Transformers
Arle Nadja | [personal profile] arlenadja | Puyo Puyo
Micah | [personal profile] hybridharvester | Rune Factory
Darth Nox | [personal profile] forcewalking | Star Wars: The Old Republic
Kanaya Maryam | [personal profile] mcfussyfangs | Homestuck
Ashley Williams | [personal profile] brbvirmire | Mass Effect
Nepeta Leijon | [personal profile] shipper | Homestuck
Stephanie Brown | [personal profile] selfmadehero | DC
Cortana | [personal profile] mymothersshadow | Halo
Rose Lalonde | [personal profile] roseintheshade | Homestuck
Justin Law | [personal profile] guilloteen | Soul Eater

Cliffjumper | [personal profile] cliffjumper | Transformers [Classics/Shattered Glass]
Loki | [personal profile] flyting | Marvel [cinematic]
Deadlock | [personal profile] driftlock | Transformers [IDW]
Liara T'Soni | [personal profile] asari_scientist | Mass Effect
Eve | [personal profile] halfheartedcurse | The Binding of Isaac
James Vega | [personal profile] notromanceable | Mass Effect
Tony Stark (Iron Man) | [personal profile] fe_male | Marvel [cinematic]
Duo Maxwell | [personal profile] stillshinigami | Gundam Wing
Lavernius Tucker | [personal profile] hardlines | Red vs. Blue
Carver Hawke | [personal profile] soldierofthegrey | Dragon Age
CLU 2.0 | [personal profile] a_perfect_end | Tron
Alejandro Borges | [personal profile] arachnophobe | Dead Space
Kimiko Ross | [personal profile] autodidacticrobogirl | Dresden Codak
Terezi Pyrope | [personal profile] circuitry | Homestuck
Emma Frost | [personal profile] myownbestfriend | Marvel [616]
Shockwave | [personal profile] notsoloyal | Transformers [Dreamwave Comics]
Eleanor Lamb | [personal profile] notyourutopian | Bioshock
Emile-A239 | [personal profile] spaceracist | Halo
Thane Krios | [personal profile] tablepuncher | Mass Effect
EDI | [personal profile] thatisajoke | Mass Effect
Gibson | [personal profile] userless | Tron


8 Dec 2012 05:52 pm
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[personal profile] sarcasticpelican
 Finals are starting tomorrow, and Im also retroactively hiatusing really because I havent done many tags for the past few weeks because of school.

Hopefully Ill be back on the 17th, if all goes well.


8 Dec 2012 11:24 am
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[personal profile] articletwelve
Just a quick note - I've been having a lot of hand pain this past week, and I'm at minimal typing ability right now. It'll be a few more days before I'm able to get back to the tags I have :(

You can still reach me for mod stuff if you need me - just pp [ profile] palazzo or shoot me a PM here. Stay awesome, singlings. ♥
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[personal profile] singularitymods
The following journals have not responded to the Activity Check and do not have a mod-cleared exception:


If your character is on this list, you have until midnight EST of December 8th to respond with one piece of activity. After that date, your character will be considered idled out and swept from the taken list, and re-application will be necessary to return to the game.

Please use the following form and comment on this post if you wish to claim activity on your character.

Activity Form

Thanks for playing at Singularity!
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[personal profile] singdemimods
Hello, Singularity! This is just a quick little note to say that we have a new app mod - Tsu, who plays here with an AU version of Agent North Dakota from Red vs. Blue ([personal profile] noscope). She can be reached on plurk ([ profile] sensesgaveway) for anything you might need. That being said, we still need a list mod, so if you’re interested, please leave a comment with the preferred method of contact on this post.

This is also a reminder that you have through tomorrow to fill out Activity Check!
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[personal profile] singularitymods
Hello, Singularity!

As mentioned previously, our metaplot will be light this month, but we plan to get it moving at the end of December/early January. In the meantime, you’ll want to dig out your coats and umbrellas, because Sacrosanct’s got some weather problems.

A few days ago, Arthur ([personal profile] soldad) was attempting to make repairs to Kurzweil’s medical controls, but he accidentally tripped the automated security measures. The system’s locked everything out, and until it can be rewritten, the zone is in for some turbulent weather.

  • Week 1 (12/4-12/10): Heat wave! Temperatures will be above 90° F/32° C every day, and the air will be particularly dry -- moisture production is down. Near the end of the week, there will be extremely high winds (enough to take down trees), with a chance of a few small tornadoes popping up around the zone.

  • Week 2 (12/11-12/17): Thunder, lightning, and lots of rain. Temperatures will fall back down to a brisk 40° F/4° C on average, and though the wind won’t be as bad as the previous week, it’s still wise to watch out for flying debris. Any buildings struck by lightning will have their circuits fried and will need to be repaired.

  • Week 3 (12/18-12/25): Snow, snow, and more snow. While it’ll start out light, the snow won’t let up until the 25th and will have accumulated at least 4-6 by then. The temperature won’t get much above 15° F/-9° C. Better bundle up.

(You can find all of these dates on the game calendar!)

Additionally, with the advent of the holiday season, some of Hypatia’s subroutines will be coming back online. They will manifest through some service drones with a heavy dose of holiday spirit, who will try to decorate everything in sight. Get too close, and that’ll include you. If left to their own devices, the end result isn’t going to look pretty.

Feel free to run with it as you want, but if you’re interested in something a little more involved, just sign up for a Mission, which might involve anything from chasing down rampant drones to dealing with last year’s Robot Santa, who hasn’t fared the last year all that well.

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to ask below, and have fun!
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[personal profile] singularitymods
Hi, Sing!

Charlie here with some announcements. I'm going to be stepping down from modding (as well as dropping both Zelgadis and Marco) in about two weeks because I'm taking a meatspace/work shift for six months that's not going to leave me the time or energy to work on RP anymore. The mod team is now opening up for a new immediate addition so I can be around to help with transition, and eventually taking over as admin mod.

My current duties are managing comm lists, updating the taken, reserves, and contact pages as characters add and drop, activity checks, occasional app reading, and general housekeeping chores to make running behind the scenes thing easier on the mod team as a whole. I don't deal with any plot or NPC talk, though if you're interested in that, we certainly won't say no. Please be wary of spreading yourself too thin, though; it's better to commit to a smaller number of tasks that will definitely be taken care of, and backend work can get tedious during busy periods.

Also, we're looking for a second app mod, which means that during the first two weeks of every month, you'll be expected to read and comment on incoming applications. We aim to have under 48-hour turnaround on app responses, so the time commitment is important for when apps come in, but light otherwise.

If you're interested, drop a comment here with the best way to get in touch with you (we do most of our coordination on Plurk) and we'll get back to you.

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[personal profile] wilywilyways
Andddddddddddd off hiatus now, so I'll be throwing up a couple posts soon!

Hawke has a lot of booze she'll be giving up.
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[personal profile] antidamsel
Hello Singularity-denizens, I am Lumi and I'll be bringing Rubette La Lette from the the obscure anime, Gokudo no Manyuki. It's a little known series of half-cracked swords and magic proportions, 26 episodes of if-it-can-happen-it-will-happen-even-if-it-really-can't-happen laughs and adventure. Yes, I'm bias.

Anyway, Rubette here is of the Eshalotto nobility class, but don't worry she's not the snob type, she's quite fond of roughing it...but when she's been rightly irritated she's been known to act out violently. She's a tomboy with this thing for adventures and a strange obsession with dragons. IDK. Maybe because Eshalotto has no dragons? Anyway, Rubette is human for the most part...except for the goddess on her butt...well actually it's the mark of the goddess, but Negana Luna is actually inside of her (and her goddess powers will naturally be reduced and only available to her in the presence of moonlight...or in this case artificial moonlight being a moon goddess and all). She also has on her person a magic ring that lets her talk to animals and a magic bow. She has a horrible singing voice and a mean right hook...that's pretty much it.

I look forward to playing her here and if you want to hit me up for anything I'm super easy to reach through PM and e-mail.
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Welcome to Singularity's activity check!

Activity checks are not optional unless you have declared a recent, official (as in, filled out a form in the hiatus post) hiatus. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. Please contact us if you'd like to request an exception on your own or on someone else's behalf. If you have used an exception for the character in question the previous check, you are not eligible for one this check.

How does the activity check work at Singularity? We require one piece of activity, where a piece of activity is defined as:
• 1 [community profile] singularityrpg post + comments
• 5 comments in a [community profile] singularitylogs thread
• At least 15 comments in someone else's [community profile] singularityrpg post. Comments can be either network or action logs taking place inside a [community profile] singularityrpg post, as long as there are at least 15 of YOUR comments. In a 30 tag thread or action log between two players, 15 should be your tags in order to count as activity. Icon-only "reaction" comments do not count toward the total. You may supply multiple threads, as long as your comments in them add up to 15.
For this round, activity must fall between 09/14/12 and the end of the Activity Check on 12/07/12.

Characters accepted within the month of November or December needn't show activity. However, you should fill out the rest of the information so that we don't accidentally remove the character.
Activity Form

Everyone has until December 7th to fill this out.

Thanks for playing at Singularity!
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[personal profile] singularitymods
Hello, Singularity! Just a couple of quick things today.

➨ The game HMD is up!

➨ We need volunteers for our December plot! Right now, we need 2-3 characters to sign up for a mission that will fail, and which will affect all of Kurzweil. If you’re interested, please comment in the thread below-- we’ll take the first 2 or 3 interested players/characters.

The metaplot will be light this month on account of the holidays, but Missions will remain open. If you’re interested in getting involved in the game plot, that’s the place to go.

Applications will open on 12/1 at 12:01am EST!

➨ Our bimonthly Activity Check will be held from 12/1 through 12/7. You will need to provide one piece of activity (1 network post + comments, 15 of your comments in another network post, or 5 of your comments in a log) between 9/14 and 12/7. Characters apped in November do not have to provide activity, but should reply for recordkeeping purposes.

➨ The [personal profile] app_this_plz meme goes up this weekend! If you have any character requests, just fill out the form below and leave it as a comment to this post. If you filled it out last month and want it reposted, just comment and let us know.

Please leave in the <textarea> tags!
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[personal profile] darktrollofthesith

hi i'm mindy i dropped nemvoy a while back BUT

i still have this guy. AND I STILL WANT TO PLAY. However I am a scaredy butt who has fallen behind as all heck and in dire need of A) a recap starting with the whole Hypatia thing and B) ideas for CR.

I HAVE TO OFFER YOU A PSYCHOPATHIC SITH APPRENTICE who would be more than happy to mess with anyone and everything for no other reason than 'for the lolz'. Would anyone care to assist me getting him back in the swing of things here?
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Welcome to Singularity's community How's My Driving!

What is the HMD? The HMD is an optional meme in which players can receive concrit and feedback on how they handle their characters. Please remember to be constructive in your feedback; flaming will not be tolerated on this meme.

Please note that while receiving positive feedback is also nice, it's much nicer to know exactly why someone might think they're doing a good job. Try to be specific as possible, although there's no rule saying you have to.

Anon commenting is on for this HMD, although if this is a privilege and not a right, and may be taken away if abused. If you wish to participate, just comment with your character name, journal, canon, and if applicable, any notes about your character you want to add. If you'd like, you can also link to your own personal HMDs, but it's not required.
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[personal profile] conspirator

Not dropping! I wanted to apologize for being very scarce for a while now. I should have called an outright hiatus-- which will extend until Dec. 1st, after which I'm putting my groove back on.

Still here with Jituss (this journal) and Dork Hawke ([personal profile] wilywilyways) :>