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  • back in here!
    SilverNight wrote:There's a new Social Month challenge for RP Week, and this time it's a write-in! Hop in if you'd like!


    February 4
    Week 1

    Have you been looking for a chance to catch up on all your RPs? Check out our third event of Social Month, the RP Write-In!

    To participate, join the fun in the pad.
    You can invite fellow YWS roleplayers to join to you in writing a post, plan a new roleplay, work on an RP challenge for a badge-- or just chill with company! Remember, all YWS site rules apply on WFPs.

    Check back on February 4th for the next challenge!

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  • I'll be in here more or less!
    SilverNight wrote:There's a new Social Month challenge for RP Week, and this time it's a write-in! Hop in if you'd like!


    February 4
    Week 1

    Have you been looking for a chance to catch up on all your RPs? Check out our third event of Social Month, the RP Write-In!

    To participate, join the fun in the pad.
    You can invite fellow YWS roleplayers to join to you in writing a post, plan a new roleplay, work on an RP challenge for a badge-- or just chill with company! Remember, all YWS site rules apply on WFPs.

    Check back on February 4th for the next challenge!

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  • Nate wrote:Four more chicken lit works to go! Or else the chicken category gets it!

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  • Uh oh new YWSer just dropped
    Edna Fisher wrote:What a wonderful site this is! I may not know much about the Internet, but it's delightful to see so many talented young people all in one place.

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    @lliyah #truthordare #socialmonth <3

    BluesClues (Edna did also post on at least three different posts from other people, but this is the only one I tagged.)
    Sat Feb 04, 2023 2:14 am

    Spoiler! :
    this is rickroll gen 2

    Sat Feb 04, 2023 3:10 am

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  • Quillfeather <333
    Sat Feb 04, 2023 1:17 am

    BluesClues <333
    Sat Feb 04, 2023 1:36 am

  • late truth or dare for you:
    Do you have a favorite novel project?! feels like choosing a fave child maybe but I'm curious. Would also be interested in which of your character's you most resonate with and why~? but whoops that's two questions!

    or a dare: write three posts on people's walls that appear like Edna has joined yws and is trying to use the internet xD

    BluesClues Image Well, this certainly sounds like fun!
    Sat Feb 04, 2023 1:58 am

    lliyah XD I am not disappointed in these results lol! Hi Edna xD
    Sat Feb 04, 2023 3:51 am

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  • GIVE THAT BACK (jk I'm there too)(as long as the wi-fi is good)
    WaffleCat wrote:I've stolen Blue's pad and I cannot be stopped (jk I'm just writing in it, but I still cannot be stopped)
    BluesClues wrote:Back in here tonight!

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    Dossereana XD!
    Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:38 pm

    ChesTacos *plots a plan to steal the pad also*
    Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:06 pm

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  • lliyah wrote:Resharing my annual Happy Groundhog Day post And wishing you all a very wonderful and magical Groundhog Day! Winter takes another breath, but Spring will surely come again.

    "If Candlemas day be sunny and bright, Winter again will show its might. If Candlemas day be cloudy and grey, Winter soon will pass away."

    "He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end." Ecclesiastes 3:11

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    lliyah wrote:Just sharing what I shared last year again ~ but that's actually even better ~ HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY / CANDLEMAS TO YOU ALL

    alliyah wrote:A very happy Groundhog Day / Candlemas to you all!!!

    Groundhog Day is one of my very favorite holidays, so much so that I actually traveled to see the groundhog in Punxsutawney, PA last year for Groundhog Day. Here's a Squills article I wrote about why I love it: Squills 2/3/19 - 2/10/19

    Groundhog Day is a good reminder that every winter ends eventually, that seasons shift, that time moves on, which is especially relevant this year while time has at times seemed stopped and winter un-ending with all the pandemic going-ons. Spring is coming though, it really is. :] And here's a poem w/ Groundhog Day vibes for you that I wrote last Spring ~

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  • Some potentially unpopular opinions I hold on popular (?) media

    Dolittle (2020)
    Spoiler! :
    I liked Robert Downey Jr.'s "Dolittle," actually. It wasn't, like, the greatest movie ever made, but it got absolutely scathing reviews and I thought overall it got weirdly a lot of hate for a movie that was pretty good.

    But I'm also aware that for many people, Eddie Murphy's "Dr. Dolittle" (1998) is the only frame of reference, like people were confused by the not-modern setting of "Dolittle." But. "Dolittle" AND Eddie Murphy's "Dr. Dolittle" AND Rex Harrison's "Doctor Dolittle" (1967) are all based on Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books, the first of which was published in 1920.

    So, like. It's not that Robert Downey Jr.'s was weird or out of place for being set in the past - Eddie Murphy's was a modernization of the source material.

    Les Mis (2012)
    Spoiler! :
    I can't stand Javert. Any version of him. I chose the more recent movie musical version, but really, any version of Javert. Can't stand him. Irritated by him. Think he's a callous idiot.

    Our Flag Means Death (2022)
    Spoiler! :
    I do NOT think you have to "wait until Episode 4 for it to get good." I was immediately sold, the second I saw Stede running his ship like a modern kindergarten class. Part of the problem may be mismarketing, because if it were marketed as a romance instead of a comedy, like, those early episodes DO hit romance beats, and if people realized that's what it was supposed to be doing...maybe they'd be more into it.

    Also, I can't stand Izzy. He is not my uwu babygirl. I love Con O'Neill, but I wish Izzy a very merry go away. If they want to give him a redemption arc, maybe I'll change my mind, but I actually don't like him at all and wish the crew's mutiny had finished before Ed returned.

    Also also, far from grieving the loss of Ed's magnificent beard...I think he's totally beautiful without it.

    Friends (1994)
    Spoiler! :

    Also lol @ every article that's like "the character of Joey didn't age well" when Barney Stinson was created *20 years later* and is far worse, jfc.

    Also also, imagine complaining about *Joey* when ROSS IS RIGHT THERE.

    Also also also, Emily deserved better and is not the evil witch everyone makes her out to be.

    Twilight (2005)
    Spoiler! :
    Okay so it's actually not unpopular at all to trash the Twilight franchise, and I think a lot of the Twilight bashing is well-deserved (do not @ me like I didn't grow up as a teenage girl - yes, some of the bashing comes from it being aimed at teen girls, but there are many legitimate criticisms that the teen-girl bashing does not negate).

    That said, while I'm not a fan by any stretch of the imagination...

    - It's a great injustice that movie!Bella deprived us of all the hoodies book!Bella constantly wears
    - I know it came a few years later, but it's an even greater injustice that the movie had Bella researching vampires on a sleek macbook with good wifi instead of using a shitty old box of a home computer that was hooked up to dial-up
    - I remember when the movies came out that hardcore fans complained that Kristen Stewart "wasn't pretty enough to play Bella" (lol???), but even then I was like ...I read the books, isn't the point that Bella ISN'T gorgeous, she's just an average girl? But go off I guess

    Okay, back to complaints lololol.

    - Midnight Sun was largely terrible and boring
    - Life & Death PISSED ME THE HELL OFF, how are you gonna make me sit through a c/p of the entire original book to ~show me it wouldn't change if it were genderbent~ (which is laughable anyway since Stephenie Meyer is CLEARLY a biological essentialist??) AND THEN CHANGE THE ENTIRE ENDING WTF
    - The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is better than the original franchise except oh my god Stephenie for the love of all that is good and holy I am BEGGING you to use chapter or scene breaks?? an entire novella and not one natural stopping point. thanks, I hate it

    Anyway if you're looking for more of my thoughts on Twilight, I livetweeted my re-read of the first book, my read of Midnight Sun AND Life & Death, and my watchthrough of all the films.

    Twilight (book)
    Midnight Sun
    Life & Death
    Twilight (movie)
    New Moon (movie)
    Eclipse (movie)
    Breaking Dawn (movie)
    The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

    ...I think I had more, but then I said all that about Twilight and had to go find my links and now I forget the rest. But that is. probably enough XD

    #truthordare #socialmonth

    Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:30 pm

    ChesTacos i like les mis :c
    but i agree with u on dolittle

    Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:40 pm

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  • Okay here is my very first review on YWS

    I really like this! It kind of made me laugh, but it also kind of made me go, Oh, the poor little eraser dog!!! It's a very original idea, and I hope you don't mind if I say it was a cute poem. The language use was great. I also like how you made a serious point - whether intentionally or unintentionally - about the fact that someone always suffers when mistakes are made. And a further reading-into (aka dissection like we do in English class ALL THE TIME) could bring up a message about animal abuse, although I personally like to just enjoy poems, not dissect them.

    All in all, I think this is a great poem, and I hope to see more like it. You're very creative!

    (Ngl I am highkey shocked how much this still sounds like the way I talk today, although I would probably give slightly more constructive feedback these days lol.)

    #truthordare #socialmonth

    Quillfeather If that was my review I woulda been 3-4
    Thu Feb 02, 2023 4:57 pm

    BluesClues ...okay I admit I've been staring at this comment for ages and I. am not sure what you mean XD is that...a good thing? a bad thing? a neutral thing? I do not know.
    Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:35 pm

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  • I dare you to share your first review on YWS, if you can find it
    I truth you to share an unpopular opinion you hold about a piece of media

    Overwatchful #truthordare #socialmonth
    Thu Feb 02, 2023 4:17 pm

    BluesClues dang these are both really good
    Thu Feb 02, 2023 4:49 pm

  • Bigger version just for @ChesTacos, I hope u like it, I made it myself (sort of)

    #truthordare #socialmonth


    BluesClues I know I made this for a dare and a joke but I honestly kinda love it
    Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:26 pm

    ChesTacos its beautiful *sheds a tear*
    Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:00 pm

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  • Okay well I do not have the mental energy to write an ode, SO

    I don't know how unusual this is actually but

    when I was a kid I wanted to be a zoologist (only because "zoologist" has the word "zoo" in it - at least if you pronounce it wrong - I thought I wanted to be a biologist because I thought zoologist studied animals in zoos and biologists studied animals in the wild).

    And I wanted to live in a tent in Africa with my cameraman because obviously I'd have a television show on Discovery Channel or Animal Planet.

    (But before you think ~romance~ between me and my live-in cameraman: no. Baby Blues did not exactly know she was queer, but they knew they had zero interest in the cameraman except as a cameraman and friend.)

    #truthordare #socialmonth
    Plume wrote:Truth: What's the most unusual dream job you've ever had/considered doing?

    Dare: write an ode to whatever you get on this random Wikipedia article generator.

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    Plume OOH that's super cool! (also that's such a hilarious misconception about biologist/zoologist XD)
    Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:21 pm

    BluesClues it's one of the clearest memories of any misconception I had for my whole childhood XD I'm sure I had more, and some may even have been funnier, but this is the one I remember!
    Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:27 pm

"The day, which was one of the first of spring, cheered even me by the loveliness of its sunshine and the balminess of the air. I felt emotions of gentleness and pleasure, that had long appeared dead, revive within me. Half surprised by the novelty of these sensations, I allowed myself to be borne away by them, and forgetting my solitude and deformity, dared to be happy."
— Mary Shelley, Frankenstein