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neville

It Pays to Advertise


There are places where things go wrong. No matter how much people try to make shining examples of what life could be, should be, these places blacken their intentions, dull the shine and make these things into something that shouldn't be.

This is one such place.

In some regards, things are looking up. The coast has become fashionable again, the cheapness of property and the beautiful vistas a lure to the Summer People. Marcus Elkhorn, last of the Chinuwa, has established a casino which promises to attract business for the city's business owners year round. But for the recent spate of murders, it would be all rosy.

The longer-term decay of the commercial zones has created tensions between the upper and lower class of the area--tensions that seem the closest to the surface in the interaction between the local public school and the Wooster Preparatory Academy.

And it's not just a class war going on.

Then there's the Seekers Lodge--ostensibly a community help organization along the lines of The Knights of Columbus and The Kiwanis, no one knows what the Lodge actually does...and if they knew what their agenda was, chances are the natives would be terrified.

And let's not forget the coven that meets in the ritzy neighborhood overlooking the sea--are these housewives and divorcees just playing at being mystics, or is there something more serious going on? Or the mysterious pet disappearances down by the trailer parks.

Or the oddly non-committal Sheriff's office that seems to know more about the crimes it investigates than it lets on.

Or the weird books available at the library of George Wooster College.

Or the nameless game played out between the lion and the wolverine.

A hard rain is going to fall.

Harder than now.

NEVILLE, NEW YORK

Population... Dwindling.

Residents wanted..
This is an advertisement for a text-based role-playing game called Neville Nights. If you're interested, please sign up - the more people we have, the better the game will be - and tell your friends.

The game is based upon the premise of a television show with a mild supernatural flavor- think Twin Peaks, Point Pleasant etc. It is essentially a free-form game and an exercise in communal writing.

Don't let the season format put you off - you're welcome to jump in and out at any time!
neville

Pleas

If you'd like to vote for me over at LJ Idol (by 12pm EST Monday), please click the link and check the box. My entry is here, complete with another link.



The rest of the poll is here. There's something like 180 entries, which makes it really hard to pick out people to recommend individually...
Oh and play
.

New season starts tomorrow, we've tightened up and... WE STILL HAVEN'T ABUSED ANY OF OUR PLAYERS!!!

No, seriously, it's fun.
neville

Neville Nights, Season 2


There are places where things go wrong. No matter how much people try to make shining examples of what life could be, should be, these places blacken their intentions, dull the shine and make these things into something that shouldn't be.

This is one such place.

In some regards, things are looking up. The coast has become fashionable again, the cheapness of property and the beautiful vistas a lure to the Summer People. Marcus Elkhorn, last of the Chinuwa, has established a casino which promises to attract business for the city's business owners year round. But for the recent spate of murders, it would be all rosy.

The longer-term decay of the commercial zones has created tensions between the upper and lower class of the area--tensions that seem the closest to the surface in the interaction between the local public school and the Wooster Preparatory Academy.

And it's not just a class war going on.

Then there's the Seekers Lodge--ostensibly a community help organization along the lines of The Knights of Columbus and The Kiwanis, no one knows what the Lodge actually does...and if they knew what their agenda was, chances are the natives would be terrified.

And let's not forget the coven that meets in the ritzy neighborhood overlooking the sea--are these housewives and divorcees just playing at being mystics, or is there something more serious going on? Or the mysterious pet disappearances down by the trailer parks.

Or the oddly non-committal Sheriff's office that seems to know more about the crimes it investigates than it lets on.

Or the weird books available at the library of George Wooster College.

Or the nameless game played out between the lion and the wolverine.

A hard rain is going to fall.

Harder than now.

NEVILLE, NEW YORK

Population... Dwindling.

Residents wanted.

Season 2 starting Monday, September 29th 2008.
This is an advertisement for an LJ-based game called Neville Nights. If you're interested, please sign up - the more people we have, the better the game will be - and tell your friends.

The game is based upon the premise of a television show with a mild supernatural flavor- think Twin Peaks, Point Pleasant etc. It is essentially a free-form, text-based role-playing game and an exercise in communal writing.

Don't let the season format put you off - you're welcome to jump in at any time!
twinkle

My Life... It's So... Um...

* We are now into Episode 7 of Neville Nights! We got the series renewal!

I haven't updates about Neville or... anything for a while, but we had 102 posts for Episode 4, 99 for Episode 5 and 89 for Episode 6. Pollyannna says that this is a manageable amount to read and... everybody< is still killing one another, shipping, investigating and getting into fun jams. Oh, and the canonically evil dudes are slithering in. Join us. Be canonically evil or jolly nice. We have room for more confusion and mayhem.



* Went to a wedding on Friday. Mitch's cousin, who I've never met before. It was... wild. Mitch's cousins are... wild. Merlot is evil.

There was lots of weeping and jollity. Against predictions, the bride did not emerge from a cake, was not dropped from a helicopter and did not creep through the foliage, but came down the aisle through the garden in a normal fashion.

I seem to recall promising that, if Mitch and I ever get married, it will be a chav-themed wedding with shellsuits, Big Macs and, instead of the usual piper in homage to my Scottishness, Buckfast Wine for all. In paper cups.

For those who were concerned, Mitch's Nan had a good time.

* Party on Saturday. Lots of mathematicians. Fortunately not talking about maths, but being... NORMAL!

I learned that
  • Mitch got the one year job he started off with here on the grounds that all of thenother candidates were 'mad or unqualified'.
  • What mumphing is (I can't see why, but I can name a couple of people I suspect would be up for it...)
  • It's wrong to even joke abut mixing Johnny Walker Black Label with coke.
  • Beer turns me into a pundit, albeit a crappy one.


* Did not go to see the racing at the Buxton Raceway. Being up and abusing my liver until 2am and then until 3am then going to stand in among oil and mud... Wasn't going to happen. Mitch went, came back raving about the races and the scenery and was very sunburned. I spent the day being lazy.

* Bought a toast rack and a clay pot shaped like a chicken. Anybody know what one is meant to do with a clay pot shaped like a chicken? It was very appealing at 3 quid, but I just don't know why the urge came upon me. I mean, I'm meant to be obsessed by handbags and shoes, right? Answers on a postcard, please.

*


(belatedly) to ebee, bettybaker & supremacy_born
neville

Neville & Weekend Six

* Went to the cinema with Janet and Joe to see HANCOCK. Janet and Joe loved it, Mitch was iffy. I thought it had all of the charm of a cut'n'shut, to be honest and was not surprised to learn that the studio had called in a screenwriter to rewrite the original substantially. The funny parts were fine if you like Will Smith and asshole jokes. The great tragic serious part did not mesh well with the former at all, confused me somewhat and... um... The kid? C'mon! He was surely only there to be a little scamp and to engage the interest of children brought along to see the Summer movie and diffuse the scary aspects of having Will Smith play a violent, anti-social drunk.

Me? I'm waiting for Hellboy II, which looks to be a cgi-fest of shamelessly epic proportions and unlikely to take itself seriously for a nanosecond.

* Shocking conversation at Joe's house during which he described Object Oriented Programming and... I got it. Which either means I'm becoming psychotic or I might be ready for the twentieth century. This being the twenty-first century.

* Still puzzling out quite why and whether women bishops should be a stumbling block for the Church of England. I'm not C of E remotely, but it's still interesting to watch the different theological wings battle it out. The idea of 'Super Bishops' to counterbalance the twinsets and handbag-shaped vowels which many fear occupying cathedrae reminds me too deliciously of the Anglican Church's former stance on homosexuality (basically, God doesn't mind too much so long as one is not sexually active in that regard... Nice fudgemanship!).

* Dr. Who. No more RTD (yay!)! No more Catherine Tate (boo!)! Impending arrival in TORCHWOOD of Mickey and Martha, where we have placed bets regarding how soon the pair will discover that they are omnisexual slutoids (2-1 within 3 episodes) and whether the team will leave Cardiff during the next series (3-1 against). I may have to consider doing something active of a Saturday evening now.

* Bought a fitted sheet. Yes, rock'n'roll. As it goes, I am a little troubled by my occasional fits of grown-uppery which compel me to go out and spend money on useful household items as opposed to fun stuff. This was a spare fitted sheet, mark you. I appear to be planning for a cleaner and more domesticated future.

* Neville is rocking still, with 92 entries. We have magic, we have drugs, we have psychic disturbances, we have wistful artists, horny teens, bitchy witches, disgruntled academics and hardened criminals. We have plot, we have fun we have seasons in the... oh.

Episode 4 can be found here
neville

Episode 3 Now Posted!

here.

And... 102 posts last week! w00t! Quality as well as quantity IMHO. And we never have any idea what direction our players are going to take us, but it's a lark trying to keep up!

This week we have portents of doom, uncertain romances, the fall out from the discovery of a large stash of heroin and the 4th of July. It's fun. Come join us!

neville

EpisodeTwo, Season One is Up!

We had

100

entries for Episode 1, just about in time for ny_wisdom's birthday! Episode 2 is now up and ready for action. Come join in the fun!

Size isn't everything, but we have a fine variety of players and characters and some pleasantly wacky plot-lines developing. There are witches, real and wannabe, there is romantic tension, a love triangle, a runaway, an art show, an ill-starred theatrical performance coming up, a murder to be solved, heroin hidden in the movie theater, strange visions and... stuff. Lots of stuff.

Anything good you've heard is true. The rest is spit in the unseasonable, Summer rain.