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Um, even more belated fic :)? [May. 28th, 2011|12:09 am]
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Why Hello There!

So my story is someone similar to novembersmith 's just below. After hearing brimtoast talk about this amazing RPG that she had loved, I spent weeks immersed in the archives, culminating in staying up until 6am to read the last few days, sniffling and clutching things. I adored every word and was both relieved and heartbroken that I hadn't been around when it was all actually happening.

Fast forward a couple of years. I was taking prompts for ficlets, and brimtoast asked for something set a year after Harry's funeral. I went back and re-re-re-read those last few entries and they made me all clutchy all over again. I ended up having a whole lot more thoughts that I wanted to put into the story than I'd expected, and it was wonderful to have these characters that were still so vivid and dear to me to express them.

Anyway, I meant to put this up here earlier, and I hope anyone involved with the game itself doesn't mind me speculating on the future of your wonderful, wonderful characters. All credit goes to the original players, I have nothing but love <3

And Here We (Almost) All Are
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very belated fic [Nov. 5th, 2010|03:54 pm]
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Well, I'm more than a bit late to the party, but I come bringing party favors? Anyway, right: basically, once upon a time, Kara (brimtoast) introduced me to TIN, and I lost a week or so of my life to reading the archives non-stop. I pestered her on AIM into the wee hours of the morning, ranting and raving about the plot and the characters, and also about how she'd ruined my brain forever because I was never going to have time to sleep again. I remember she laughed at me a lot. And then we spent the next week re-reading the archives together, and taking notes, and generally being ridiculous in our shared glee. And then I may have re-read the archives a third or fourth or fifth time. I don't know. It all gets a bit fuzzy.

A few months passed and Kara's birthday came around. She asked if maybe I'd consider writing her a TIN fic as a present. Foolishly, I agreed. It took me an entire year to finish, but she was very patient about it. (Ha HA, NOT REALLY, but I still love her, and anyway, I finished it in time for her NEXT birthday. That is something, right? Right.)

At any rate, it is done now! She suggested I sling a link up here for anyone that might be interested. If any players involved in the game read this... oh, God. I'm really sorry if it's weird seeing someone else play with your characters. I did so with love, honestly, and hopefully didn't butcher them completely.

Title: i'm a dick (i'm addicted to you)
Fandom: this_is_now  (Harry Potter RPG)
Pairing/Rating: Terry/Justin, PG-13
AN: According to my extensive, somewhat incoherent notes, I think this scene may have occurred between 3-8-04 and 3-10-04, i.e., shortly after the infamous Draco-punching-Justin-in-the-nose incident. Of course, this is all pure conjecture, born out of way, way too many late night readings of the archives and obviously all credit for characters and so forth goes to the brilliant original players.

Also much thanks to my poor betas, laliandra and shiningartifact , who suffered my weeping and wailing about this story with tolerance and grace, and to Kara, who bore the long wait for this story with relative patience, and was good enough to help polish up her own birthday present. Much love, darling.
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(no subject) [Jul. 14th, 2010|09:46 pm]
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For those who haven't heard already, Livejournal is going to be purging accounts that haven't been logged into in the past two years, and communities that haven't had a post in two years.

This is contrary to LJ's previous promises to never delete inactive accounts.

I am currently trying to contact TIN's mods so we can get all the characters logged in and taken care of for the next two years (and at the same time trying to do the same for my own defunct game).

If you are reading this and were a player in TIN, log in! If you know people who were in TIN, tell them to log in! If you have a game of your own or played in other games, go log in to them!

This has been your friendly, yet mildly panicked, Justin Service Announcement.

EDIT: LJ has backpedaled (probably after the ZOMG OUTRAGE!!) and this policy now only applies to the following: "A journal is defined as inactive if it has not been logged into for 24 consecutive months and has only one post (i.e., the welcome post). A community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months and has only one entry and no comments."

Terry and I will stop scrambling to SAVE THE DATA now. And I'm going to bed.
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(no subject) [Jul. 3rd, 2009|10:26 pm]
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Dear TIN hats,

Remember when I made that archive of all the TIN posts? Well, a sort of amazing thing happened after that, which is that I started to convince people to read it. People who had never heard of TIN while it was running. In fact, I know at least 3 people who are in the process of reading it right now, and two people who have finished (one of whom is working on a fic about it).

Everyone who has read it has ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.


Anyway, I was thinking today that I'd really like to show these people how some of the posts looked in their original form. adsum_oriundus's messages before they were deleted, for example, or how it looked when Terry's icons were Jack White, and so forth. I don't know if anybody happens to have saved copies of old posts or old icons on their computers, but if you do have anything like that, could you please link it here?

(And since I'm already here, let me mention that my completion-loving self would burst with happiness if someone were able to dig up a copy of any of these images for me to add to the TIN archive.)

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TIN Archived [Jan. 12th, 2009|04:36 pm]
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Well, here it is. All of TIN, as well-preserved as I could make it.

Download as a: zip file | 7zip file

The whole thing is 134 MB. You can browse through all the folders, but the easiest way to read it is to click the file called "This Is Now RPG" (which is just an alias to the list of postings, which you can also find in tinlist.nfshost.com folder under the name index.html). If you download it and play with it and notice any problems I can fix, please let me know.

What it has:
-All entries and comments
-Each character's journal page (e.g. purepansy.livejournal.com)
-Each character's profile page
-All the Q&A entries
-Almost all images, including a few I dug up from archive.org, or replaced with a similar image if the original was lost
-All the fan-made icons that I could find
-Several spinoff fics

And some cool things I fixed:
-Put icons back for Hannah's old journal
-Put Eloise's nose back in her pre-battle icons!
-Linked a few screenshots of adsum_oriundus's deleted comments
-Rescued the secret Terry/Justin conversations from greatestjournal
-About 20 of Terry and Justin's entries have alternate versions that use the original icons. Just click the tiny picture of Jack White or Matthew Rhys next to the entry name to get to them.

I'm sure there's more. I've been tinkering with it for weeks (possibly months?) at this point, and I keep thinking of things to fix. And when I think of more, I'll re-upload so that the version up is always the newest. But it's finished in all major ways, and I'm very proud of it. And now it is more or less safe from the fickleness of the internet!
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Lost TIN images [Dec. 11th, 2008|11:27 pm]
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I am working on a bit of a project to archive TIN offline, inspired by Nocturne Alley Offline, though much less elegant and skillful, I'm afraid. Still, I've made pretty good progress. I have all the entry pages saved, with all the comments expanded out, and user icons and so forth, and linked to an offline copy of tinlist. The next step is trying to track down some of the missing images. I'm listing them here by domain; if any players have a saved backup copy they could give me, that would be really awesome. Also, if for some reason any players happened to save some of their icons from when characters got into a fight and had a black eye or other injury temporarily, I can go back and put those in.

midnightradio.comCollapse )

slytherin.erised-diaries.orgCollapse )

thatwasthen.orgCollapse )

hobbiesodd.ubiquitously.netCollapse )

andiwaited.netCollapse )

wrenguin.vip.warped.comCollapse )
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It's been a while, but... [Sep. 15th, 2008|10:05 am]
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As one-half of the former moderators of this_is_now, I thought you former Tin-hats might like to know that several old TIN players have reunited to take on roles in a new RPG called hpalternity. This RPG is an AU in which Voldemort did not try to kill Harry, but instead took him in as an adopted son, interpreting the Prophecy to mean that if Harry died, so would he. The RPG begins in Harry's first year and will run in real-time throughout all seven years of his schooling. In the AU-verse, Voldemort has re-made the wizarding world to suit his agenda, so it's quite a darker place indeed. You can read more about hpalternity here!

Hope to see you amongst the readers!
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!!!! [Aug. 20th, 2007|09:38 pm]
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[mood |chipper!!!!]


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TIN Chronological Post List [Apr. 29th, 2007|06:50 pm]
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[Current Location |Durham, NC]
[mood |pleasedpleased]
[music |The Essential Mix]

For those who are interested, a complete, in-order list of TIN posts can now be found here.*

ETA: This is no longer hosted at a website, but you can download the TIN chronological links list here or download a more fully-preserved offline version of the whole RPG here.

I hope this will be a useful resource. Maybe reading through old posts will even spark some new discussion in this community, which would be fun.

If you find any mistakes in this, please let me know and I will fix them.

*Thanks to eliah, who helped put this together and who asks me to apologize for the large size and for "Excel's atrocious html".

ETA: In the old entries, all the Daily Prophet pages are gone, which makes it difficult to understand major plot points. Does anybody have a copy (possibly whoever made those page in the first place)?
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(no subject) [Sep. 3rd, 2006|07:38 pm]
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Did anybody ever make one of those lists for this game that has all of the posts in chronological order (like this one from nocturne_alley)? I periodically get all nostalgic and come back here for some rereading, but I always start from the back and I must have read the final 3 posts in this_is_now 5 or 6 times by now. I think I'd like to try reading it from the beginning next time that mood hits, and I'll probably do the work myself if I have to, but if someone already has that would be even better.

P.S. Has anyone found any really good RPs since the last post about it was made?

ETA: My clever and resourceful boyfriend is working on writing a program that will automatically generate the chronological list of posts, so if all goes well there should be one very soon.
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