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  • If you've been confused about how Milestone Badges work for LSS, I posted these comments in the LSS III Badge Thread

    WeepingWisteria wrote:Hey, everyone! There seems to be some confusion regarding how the LSS Milestone Badges work, so I want to clarify some things here.
    1. Milestone badges are based on your ship's total word count, not your individual word count. As an individual, you don't need to write 5k, 10k, or 20k; your ship needs to by the end of LSS. If there is interest in individual word count badges, RP can consider adding them. ^^
    2. Links to posts are not acceptable proof of writing enough words for a Milestone Badge. At the end of each week, your captain will post your total word count in the LSS Port. To prove your ship has reached a Milestone, please post the Port Submissions from each week, not links to posts.

    I hope this clarifies a few things! If you have any more questions, please let me know.

  • Question: are the canoe/brig/etc badges for individual or group/ship wc?


    WeepingWisteria They’re for ship numbers ^^
    May 27, 2024


    soundofmind OH ok lovely :^)
    May 27, 2024

  • LSS III Badge Thread is Now Open



    There's much treasure to be found during the LSS competition, so head over to see the available badges and how to claim them. Even if you haven't registered as a sailor, there are badges you can get. Click the image below to check it out!

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    LadyMysterio I love this gif sm
    May 27, 2024


    WeepingWisteria Live footage of all LSS competitors getting started.
    May 27, 2024

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  • This answers some of the most common questions with LSS! But if you have anymore questions or need some tips, don’t be shy to reach out to someone from the RP crew ^^
    KateHardy wrote:Hey everyone! Happy LSS :D We're excited!! Are you?

    We wanted to give out some LSS tips because we have a lot of new participants this year and even to those who might be familiar with RP's, LSS is a bit different than traditional roleplaying. With LSS, writing week to week, everyone is going to be writing at around the same time for the same story. Communication and collaboration are key! Collaboration is writing together, or plotting/outlining together, and communication is one step separated: making sure everyone is on the same page.

    So, what do we recommend?

    -Before writing, it's good to get an idea of what everyone will be writing for the week, or even couple of weeks. If everyone is on the same page before the writing starts, it's much easier to /stay/ on the same page when the writing starts.

    -When writing, it's good to keep open opportunities for other characters to jump in, especially at the end of your scene. If the end of your scene can be the beginning of someone else's next week, that'll help keep the flow.

    -After you're finished writing for the week, it's good to check in with the rest of your crew before posting. If someone is writing at the exact same time as you, you may be writing the same scene without even knowing it! (It happens more than you'd think.)

    -It helps to write in a shared document, like a WFP, so writing in progress can be shared and, even before the writing is posted, everyone is on the same page.

    -Collaboration is encouraged in LSS!! Even though this competition can technically be done without any collaboration, the process goes much easier. Collaboration can be intimidating at first, which is totally understandable! But, when writing towards a common goal, collaboration will eventually be like just chatting with friends!

    -Your goal each week will be 2500, and depending on your crew size 833/625/500 words per crewmate. (3 -> 833, 4 -> 625, 5 -> 500)

    -If you get in the groove with writing one week, it can be easy to write more than that words. That's totally okay! 2500 is a goal, not something you need to stop at. That being said...

    -It's good to pace yourself! If you're feeling inspiration after meeting the 500 wordcount goal, maybe instead of writing, you can outline/plot what you're going to write for next week. That way, you can give yourself a head start on the next week (not writing! any writing for the week goes for that week).

    -If you're struggling with your words, please let your crewmates know! This competition is all about working /together/, so if others need to pitch in to help the whole ship reach the goal, that is completely okay. You technically only need to write 1 word in a week, as long as the crew reaches the goal. The ship survives together!

    -If you're lacking inspiration, please reach out! Sometimes, in roleplays, you'll find inspiration from others. Whether it be bouncing ideas and plot bunnies off each other, delving deep into the worldbuilding, or practicing random scenes with each other's characters, inspiration can come from a lot of places! And sometimes, we all need inspiration!!

    It all boils down to communication there. Make sure everyone in the crew knows how everyone is feeling at all times. Weathering the storm is much easier when you all know where you stand that week.

    -And finally, the hardest tip we could give: it is okay to let an idea die. This is a roleplay and a competition, so the urge to want to continue is strong! It's a shared idea, a shared story, a shared world, and a shared goal. But, your health is more important. If continuing the ship may cause burnout, then it's no longer worth it. There will be an end; we just may not know when that'll happen.

    Good luck! We're so excited to watch six wonderful ships (seven with our lovely pirate ship) set sail today! Happy sailing everyone <33

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    A little set of tips brought to you by the amazing @Omni

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  • So excited to see everyone’s stories come to life!!!
    Spearmint wrote:EDIT: My bad, credit for the original infographic goes to the fabulous KateHardy! Thank you <3
    Spearmint wrote:LSS IS HERE!! LSS IS HERE!! :D

    a quick li'l infographic (based on Omni's amazing previous LSS infographics) ->

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  • Hey, sorry to bother you, but I noticed that there is a unanswered challenge by RavenAkuma for you in items challenge. Do you want to answer that before I close the thread?


    WeepingWisteria Oh, yes! I’m sorry >.>
    May 26, 2024


    Kaia No problem!! Also I WILL have a challenge for this week if you're interested ^^
    May 26, 2024

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  • This is definitely the ship with the most creative freedom! If you have your own idea and are worried about not being able to do it, this could be perfect for you ^^
    EllieMae wrote:Anyone? Anyone? ANYONE??? Last chance!!!!

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    Once Upon A Time is also looking for one more crew mate to set sail!! If you are interested in fairytales, magical items, mythical creatures, and quests to save the whole world, this is definitely for YOU!! :D

    Come join us, come join us!!!! #LSS

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  • It’s still not too late to register if you haven’t yet!! But if you just want to cheer others one (there’s badges for that!!) here’s who to look out for! ^^
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  • *boss music plays*
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    Watch out LSS Participants, The Mint-Tea Potato Swordspear is ready for sailing! :3

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  • Scar has put in a lot of thought into this! If you like Star Wars, this is for you ^^
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    Just need one more person! #lss #storybooking #comejoinme

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  • If you’re a poet not sure if you have place, check this out!!
    EllieMae wrote:Image

    Once Upon A Time is also looking for one more crew mate to set sail!! If you are interested in fairytales, magical items, mythical creatures, and quests to save the whole world, this is definitely for YOU!! :D

    Come join us, come join us!!!! #LSS

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  • Three Days Until LSS!


    Have you completed the checklist?
    1. Have you signed up at the Tavern to show interest?
    2. Gathered your crewmates and decided a captain?
    3. Created your ship OOC thread and Storybook Thread?
    4. Have you registered your ship in the Port?
    If you haven't, no time like the present! Catch the waves before they're gone ^^
    Omni wrote:
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    Last Ship Sailing Round III sets sail soon!


    But there's still time!

    Interested in some friendly competition, and writing with a team to create a wonderful world, full of wonderful characters and plot? Sign up for Last Ship Sailing now!! Still have more than a week before the competition officially starts!

    Feeling a bit curious but not yet wanting to enter? Or maybe you're intimidated about finding more people to create a crew? Poke one of the lovely roleplay mods and they will steer you in the right direction!

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  • Most things happen for a reason. Though, usually, the forces that be are immature enough that the reason is comedy.

    Fun WIP quotes with Wist.

  • Love the pfp :D


    WeepingWisteria Thank youuu
    May 22, 2024

  • Wist LSS pfp? More likely than you think.


    Spearmint YASSSSSS 8)
    May 22, 2024


    JazzElectrobass I love it!
    May 23, 2024



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