August Newsletter

brendon urie.
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brendon urie.
Proud Shadowplayer
Joined: January 13th, 2011, 7:30 pm

August 10th, 2017, 6:35 pm #1

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[color=69666d]This month's newsletter brought to you by: alyssa ren.,
saturn., oleander, Sylvador, briar-rose., Bach, alice in wonderland., and brendon urie.
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[color=69666d]PROMOTIONS[/color]

August Graphics


moonlit sorrel
diagonas
ephyreia
briar-rose.


Ravyn
caomoyl
doleful
cactus


chaos
Radhikerani


August Writing


pandamonium
kayness everdeen


LadyMidnight
SamBam


romcom taterbug
SHERLOCK!


regannking


alice in wonderland.


August Coding


pandamonium
alice in wonderland.

[color=69666d]FEATURED MEMBER OF THE MONTH AWARDS[/color]
awards & descriptions by brendon urie.


Vic (Highwater) is our well-deserved artist of the month! She has been creating all sorts of goodies across our graphics and coding sections! She was also super active as a member of Camp Panic! in this year's summer camp.


Ria (litany) is fairly new around the forum, but her enthusiasm and activity have gotten here noticed her at Shadowplay! You've surely seen her graphics around camp and the forum, and thats why she's this month's member of the month.


Vanessa (vanessax17) is our staff member of the month. After running our event and doing EVERYTHING possible to make shadowplay a wonderful and inclusive place to be, she's more than deserving of this!


When it comes to improvements, Jess (obscurial.) improvements lately! She is really trying new things, finding her own style, and she has been on such a roll!


Charlotte (a little life;.)'s growth is insane! There is so much budding potential in her, and we can't wait to see what comes next.


Jodi (eleganceus) is an eager and constantly-present member here on shadowplay! We love having her around and hope to keep seeing all this enthusiasm for a long time!


Christina (tjchristina) has been all over our welcome forum, and has made sure that all our new members feel right at home!


Mari (east of eden.) takes critique of the month with over 25 critiques in July!


Jurate (greywaren) made 14 awards this past month!

[color=69666d]ART OF THE MONTH AWARDS[/color]
awards by brendon urie.


east of eden. made these amazing icons.


komara_ brought us this beautiful signature.


diagonas graced us with this alluring banner.


bottleofdreams wowed us with this wonderful blend.


saturn. made this lifelike colorization.


comfort & joy amazed us with this gorgeous chapter image.


greywaren wrote this heartfelt poem.


karma. coded this titillating template.



[color=69666d]BADGES[/color]
Congratulations to those who won badges for posting resources, writings and skins for this month.


Briar-rose
LadyMidnight


Alice in wonderland.


Sambam


-vellichor
Queen of hearts*



Briar-rose
nostalgiist


Crescendo.
Jane M.
SHERLOCK!


Beatfreakz00
Oleander

[color=69666d]FEATURED GALLERIES[/color]
Congratulations to those who are featured for this month!

[color=dad584]GRAPHICS[/color]

Legend: east of eden
Famous: Faeri
Talented: Celya.
Inspiring: -bambi-
Evolving: little heart..
Promising: aragorn !!
Blooming: Ravyn
Aspiring: ephyreia

[color=dad584]WRITING[/color]

Inspiring: alice in wonderland.
Evolving: crescendo.
Promising: SHERLOCK!
Blooming: .Watcherwoman
Aspiring: -vellichor

[color=dad584]CODING[/color]

Evolving: alyssa ren.
Promising: human blood bag

[color=69666d]INTERVIEW[/color]
This month, Alice (alice in wonderland.) interviewed a new member Mocha (MOCHA CAPPUCHINO).

Hey Mocha! Thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview with me on such short notice - we really appreciate it! So far, we have seen you dabbling around the site in the Graphics section, and you even joined Camp K-Drama during our Summer Camp event this year! You already have a gallery posted as well, but there is still so much we do not know about you! For our first question, I would like to ask, what prompted you to join Shadowplay?


I always loved the feel of Shadowplay- even though I hadn't joined until recently. I've been eyeing the site for quite a while- mainly because it's really dedicated to helping its members grow and hone their skills- which is something I greatly admire. There is such a friendly environment and the staff genuinely care about their members- everyone is always welcoming in the cbox or in the Discord channel, and it's just a great environment.

Aw, what a sweet thing to say! We love having you here and we all work hard to ensure that Shadowplay is a community for everyone - a place where people can grow and be a part of a family that supports them. Now, we know that you are making graphics, but there is still so much we can learn about you as a person! What are your hobbies outside of the roleplaying and graphic design world?

Well aside from being a mother and chasing around a one year old all day, I also enjoy writing- I have a few novel ideas in the works at the moment, I just need to get the time to sit down so I can properly execute them. Otherwise, I love exercising- jogging, weight lifting and rock climbing. I'm also a huge music buff, so I enjoy going to concerts when I can and you can almost always find me with a pair of earbuds in my ears.

Oh wow! I hope that we are able to see some of your writing on the site soon - we love our writers here and we are sure that you must have some beautiful work. And you're a mom! Those of us without children can only imagine the chaos of chasing around the little ones, but you love them anyways, right? What kind of writing do you do? Are there any genres or particular pieces of inspiration that help you when writing? And what are some of these ideas for novels?

Mmm normally my preferred writing genre is specifically science fiction or fantasy with romance themes, or tragedies. Otherwise I do dabble in horror writing a little as well. I grew up being drawn to the works of Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, many writers in the horror/thriller genre- or what most people consider horror. I also gained inspiration from JK Rowling- not only from her works but from her life's story as well. As for my novel ideas, they're mainly in just bits and pieces right now- just small tidbits of plot lines that don't really have a concrete story yet. Like, one idea I have is revolves around a futuristic dystopian universe with a governing hierarchy- something similar to the Divergent series; but with a different faction system. I also have a couple other ideas that revolve around a medieval kingdom setting and it deals with magic and familiars as a main theme throughout the novel.

Sounds like you have a diverse range when it comes to your writing! You look up to some great writers and I can only hope that you share some of your work with us. As for your novel ideas, those sound great! Both of them could be really interesting stories, and coming up with an idea is the first step to working on a longer novelization piece. So, let's backtrack for a second to your child. Tell us a little about him! Do you have any particular funny stories involving the little one?

Oh loads. That's one of the best thing about having children- all the fun stories you accumulate throughout the years. There are times where my child has learned how to take his diaper off- and his clothes depending on what he's dressed in; then he decides to streak around the house. At one point he pulled my cat into the tub with him when he was throwing a fit from getting a bath- he hates baths, with a passion. My favorite thus far is he threw a fit at one point because he was tired and needed a nap, and threw a soda can at his dad to the point that it gave him a black eye for two days.

HA! This little boy sounds like a hoot! Sounds like you have some awesome stories to tell, and I am sure you will be able to embarrass the wee one once he is older with some of these memories! Thank you for sharing these tales with us. Let's move on to a different topic and discuss your history of role-playing! What kind of sites do you enjoy role-playing on and do you currently role-play on anything as of right now?

Currently I do have a post-game, au Dragon Age roleplay site- which has been a brain baby of mine since I first completed the games a while back. Otherwise, I mainly dabble in Harry Potter roleplays outside of my own site- mainly Marauders or Trio era roleplaying when it comes to Harry Potter sites. But, I've seen so many different au settings for Marauders from medieval times to present day, so even though I many stick to a small number of genres, I still get to have different experiences because of the multiple au's there are for the genre.

Sounds awesome! We might have to check out this site of yours to see what you are all about! Alright, our interview is now coming to a close, so I have one final question for you - tell us about your favorite song and why? How did it connect to you on an emotional level?

Oh goodness there's too many of those. Um... I would have to say my favorite song of all time would be Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked. I greatly identify with the character Elphaba because I was such a reserved child and I didn't really break out of my shell and truly find out who I was as a person, and what I was capable of until I entered adulthood.

That is so inspiring! Thank you so much for answering all of our questions - we are all excited to have learned more about you, and we want the members to be able to meet new people on the site as well! We cannot wait to see you around the site and once again, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for our newsletter this month!

Well thanks for asking me to do the interview. It was so much fun! <3

[color=69666d]ANNOUNCEMENTS[/color]

[color=dad584]NEW STAFF[/color]

Though she's been a writing mod for a while, we'd like to extend a great big welcome to Alice (alice in wonderland.) as our newest writing critique team member! We've also added Ano (aciddaisies_), Mona (monainurmind), and Jurate (greywaren.) to our critique team as well for graphics. Last, but certainly not least, Nicole (thunderstruck) is doing double duty as both a coding AND graphics critiques. Welcome to the team, y'all.

Additionally, we've added Ben (Bennyboy) and Faeri (Mocki/Belle) to our Challenge team, Kellie (callisto) to our Directory team and Erina (moonlit sorrel) and Flore (Florexxed) to our Awards Team. Give them a warm welcome, too!

[color=dad584]BYE BYE, SUMMER CAMP![/color]

With summer camp having come to a close, awards and results will be coming around soon! Keep an eye out and be sure to congratulate everyone on their hard work when the time comes!

[color=69666d]FEATURED ROLEPLAYS[/color]


[color=69666d]STATISTICS[/color]

[color=dad584]Last month on Shadowplay there were:[/color]
197 new registered members
1060 new topics started
24359 new posts
861 pms sent
125475 topic views

[color=dad584]This Ain't A Scene It's A Gosh Darn Statistic:[/color]
Jersey Has:
Been called emo by Vic approximately 33 times.
225 Brendon Urie pictures saved to her compute
67 Ryan Ross pictures saved to her phone
Attended 2 concerts (both of them vaguely emo)
Decided on one major career shift
Spent 10,000 hours spent trying to make these stats interesting

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callisto
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Joined: November 15th, 2016, 7:07 am

August 10th, 2017, 7:05 pm #2

a very big congratulations to everyone! beautiful awards, too! good work everyone. :)
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LadyMidnight
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Joined: November 22nd, 2016, 1:58 am

August 10th, 2017, 7:18 pm #3

Beautiful awards! Congrats to all!
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greywaren
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Joined: December 15th, 2013, 8:44 pm

August 10th, 2017, 7:36 pm #4

congratulations everyone!!! beautiful and very well deserved awards! ♥
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<p><b>23/07</b>
Thanks to Vic for the gorgeous signature code! I'm Jurate, I'm 22 and I live in England. I am currently working at bettering myself at graphics, and I am available to chat at any time. I also accept graphics requests.
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<p>22 / british / i like dogs and angst</p>

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aquarium.
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Joined: April 30th, 2017, 7:52 pm

August 10th, 2017, 7:42 pm #5

Congratulations to all the award winners and those who were promoted!
The interview was lovely to read as always!
Thank you to everyone who put the newsletter together and to Vanessa and all those involved in making the summer camp special. It was so much fun! <_<
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wildest dreams.
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wildest dreams.
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Joined: January 6th, 2016, 6:03 pm

August 10th, 2017, 7:45 pm #6

lovely issue this month! and congratulations to everyone <3
gorgeous awards too! ^_^
[align=center]hello! i'm hannah

crooked kind | graphics! | wizarding warfare | writing!



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pandamonium
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Joined: November 15th, 2013, 2:21 pm

August 10th, 2017, 9:20 pm #7

wow, lovely awards, and great job to those that earned them!! Such beautyyy <3
Congrats to the promoted peoples!
And thank you all for such a fun event and such a wonderful newsletter!
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awesome HP sig by greywaren <3
Graphics | Coding
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alyssa ren.
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Joined: February 22nd, 2014, 4:44 pm

August 10th, 2017, 11:00 pm #8

beautiful awards, congrats to all the winners and features!

and jersey those are v. interesting stats good job
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vanessax17
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Joined: December 19th, 2012, 8:01 pm

August 11th, 2017, 12:34 am #9

great newsletter!
congrats everyone! you all did so much this past month and made the site feel really fun and active <3
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alice in wonderland.
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alice in wonderland.
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Joined: June 4th, 2011, 5:07 pm

August 11th, 2017, 5:22 am #10

OH MY! Congratulations to all of the OTM Winners and those who were promoted!

Also big thank you to the Promos Team - I was not expecting my promotions and it made my week! <3 <3 <3
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My lover MOCHA CAPPUCCINO made my set <3
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