❦ OOC// Ettiquette
How does this RP work?
This takes place in the Disney universe. There is an unexplained phenomenon affecting all corners of the globe, so Mickey is picking and choosing students who he believes has the ability to solve the problem. Your job is to train, learn in classes and graduate in order to rightly seize your destiny.
What community is _____ for?
Main - Most RP posts take place here. Quick logs like: actions, voice and video broadcasts on the network.
How do I post a_____?
Action - This is being physically present and interacting with other characters. 'i.e. having a party.'
What is the posting format of _____?
Please refer to this guide here!
What's a tag?
A tag is used in the subject of your post to indicate if it's done in person i.e. [Action] or if it's a video i.e. [Video]. Tags can also indicate if it's [Private] or [Private to 'Character'].
Can I be a Kingdom Hearts character?
Yes, though these applications will be judged with a bit more scrutiny than the average app due to complicated AU histories and its large cast. Limit one Kingdom Hearts character per applicant. See below for more information regarding KH AU histories.
Can I make original characters?
No. OC's are not allowed. with the vast and varied amount of Disney characters still out there, we'd love to see many many more characters before we consider letting OC's in.
Are Miyazaki characters allowed considering it's distributed by Disney?
We won't endorse it.... but we won't say no ;D
What about _________ character?
Okay, if they aren't any of the above mentioned and they aren't in a movie in this list or this list, then they probably are not allowed.
Disney Live-Action movies and TV shows are now a CASE by CASE basis, we have to approve it before you can play it.
Other exceptions include feature animated films that portray a Disney-like atmosphere such as: How to Train Your Dragon, Road to El Dorado, Anastasia, etc. Consult the mods if you wish to app any other possibilities.
I applied. How come I'm not accepted yet?
Mods take time to deliberate, or are busy with things. Be patient. If it's posted, we've probably seen it.
What's the difference between AU and Canon histories of my character?
Canon History is what happens in the movie or series. i.e. Events from the movie, Hercules. AU history is the history of the character in this RP, i.e. Hercules' past leading up to Disney Academy. Use this as a guideline: The character MUST fit into the Disney Academy Universe. They must be from one of the kingdoms, regions, cities in the RP, though Canon and AU histories can resemble each other.
Can I do something explicit/gory/controversial/NC-17?
If it has no business being on Disney films or series, it has no business being here. Cursing, horrible pasts, fights and regular conflict? Totally allowed. Rape, gore, pornography, explicit writing? No. There are varying degrees of each, of course. Use common sense, and if that fails, ask a mod to draw that 'common sense' line for you.
What if I can't post for some time/am going through a crisis?
You have our support. Wish you the best. JUST LET US KNOW. If you're going to be posting slower than usual, post on the OOC about it. If you're going on vacation, going through a huge project, post on the OOC that you're going to be on hiatus. If you're going through a crisis.... see the pattern here? Life happens. Just give us a heads up.
How do you do [insert something involving HTML]?
Right now we don't have an HTML guide(if there is enough request for one I may try to write one out. For now I can give you a few links to pages that are helpful to the average new comer:
Can I apply for multiple characters?
Yes. Limit four, unless the mods give permission. We'd prefer you to avoid spreading yourself too thin. Give yourself time to role play with each, otherwise people interacting with them will be left hanging. Kingdom Hearts applicants may only apply for one character within that canon.
How do I deal with Kingdom Hearts histories?
Characters must fit into THIS Disney universe: There is one world, not multiple. (The only canon space locations or planets aside from this one are those in Treasure Planet). There are no heartless, only black mist and strangelings. There are no nobodies- everyone must be a whole person and must be physically born in this world. (Though, histories and circumstance can be tweaked so that nobodies are simply people affected by the black mist, unable to feel emotions. Tweaks like this are permissible and judged on a case by case basis). If you have any further questions regarding how Kingdom Hearts fits into Disney Academy, please contact reception_duck .
Am I allowed to thread crash?
ABSOLUTELY. Most of the time it's one on one interaction, but SO LONG AS ALL PARTIES AGREE then thread crashing is not only allowed, it's encouraged. Make sure to actually ASK both parties before crashing, whether by aim, ooc or crack com, unless you're POSITIVE they're okay with it.
Can I explore off campus?
Yes! Though keep most of your interactions on campus. Students are required to remain on the island however. Teachers, however, are not restrained. They can go off island and can even hold field trips, though the administration discourages too many trips to the ground, especially locations affected by the Black Mist.
❦ IC // Apping // Game questions
What are the Min/Max ages for teachers/students?
Teachers: Min is at least 20, there is no max.
What if my character comes from a place that is currently covered by the mist? Can I still app them?
If your character canonly comes from a place that is covered by Mist in-game, you can still app them! Just make sure to explain that they were evacuated to a different place before coming to the Academy!
Am I allowed to have NPC characters?
Yes. Limit two, unless mods otherwise give the go. NPC characters are defined as a character or being who constantly accompanies the character (i.e. crickee, Racoon from Pocohontas, Khan- Mulan's horse, etc) as summons, companions, or advisers of sorts. Typically, they don't talk.
Can I apply as a teacher or/make a club?
Yes. Teachers can apply for any subject, so long as the mods give the thumbs up. Same for clubs. Both clubs and classes are self-run, meaning the teachers and students that run the clubs are responsible for running activities with them. Classes can be anything from 'How to overthrow a Dictator,' to 'How to rule a Kingdom' to 'Etiquette for a Princess' to 'Fencing' to 'Using Fire Magic' and 'Physical Education.'
❦ The Black Mist & Strangelings
What the mist/strangelings can and cannot do:
The mist cannot bring people back from the dead.
Communication electronics do not work in the mist. Navigational devices are disrupted as well, even something as simple as a compass. Electronics are not affected unless you are in an area of high density.
There are different densities to the mist. If you can see on the map, there are areas which are COMPLETELY BLACKED OUT and other areas which you can still see. The deeper you go into the mist the more adverse the affects on a person's mind will be.
What can I do against the mist?:
Throw your character into Dream training. THROW YOUR CHARACTER INTO DREAM TRAINING. THROW YOUR CHARACTER INTO DREAM TRAINING.
Whats the difference between the mist and strangelings and their effects on a person?
The mist: is the beat of the war drums before the soldiers come. It strikes fear into you, makes you cower, begins the trickling of fear.
Which came first?
The mist came first, about a year ago at the end of the world, and then, soon after, strangelings began to appear. First there were news reports on people being ghosted away every few months by ghastly beings, then they became more and more common. Culminating in what we know as "Black Mist Events"
The physical affects on a person are the following:
Old wounds can be aggravated.
The mist is not proceeded by any special type of weather, however when it does arrive, it is like being out on a dark foggy night.
Can the Mist or Strangelings infect things?
The mist can agitate things, as you can(or hopefully will) read, it can change memories, make fears and nightmares come alive, so people or even animals(EVEN THE NON-TALKING TYPE) can be made aggressive. At certain densities the black mist can infect anything which has been living with in it for an extended period of time with intense powers, however they will also be a sort of... Mist zombie. Not quite a strangeling, but certainly not "alive" in the way we think of it.
Uh, the effects of the mist on someone who is drunk will vary. It really depends on if you are an angry drunk, sleepy drunk, etc etc. 8|
ANY MORE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE MIST
Please post here or contact Naima (either PM Mickey or Aim her at billnaisciguy). She is the one who made up the mist, and currently she is the one who can give the most solid and "end of the line" answers regarding the mist. The other mods and players will have "best guesses" and in general they probably won't be too far off the mark, however you will probably want to check with Naima so there aren't inconsistencies.
If you have ANY further questions, please feel free to ask below! The mods will try and answer accordingly.