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    TROLLSLUM CAFE XXXVII: Beer, Blood, and Brawls

    I'm really just phoning it in at this point.

    Welcome the Trollslum Café!

    Our Guiding Principle: We are all fans of Homestuck in general, and of the trolls in particular. We like to make fantrolls, and if we like to make fantrolls, we love to roleplay them. And so, once upon a time, this thread was created as a place to bring new, undeveloped trolls so that players could flesh them out while interacting with other characters. The primary purpose of the Café is to provide a vague social setting in which characters can meet, mingle, and talk. It is a good way to get introduced to other characters that you can then troll on trollian/pesterchum, or get involved with in a more specific RP. It can also be a decent place to hang out.

    Below are some rules that I would like you to follow when you are posting in the Café. Please read them carefully, whether you are new or old to the Café!

    1: Characters and Setting

    The Café is located somewhere on Alternia. Where exactly? Who knows, and it doesn’t really matter. Keep in mind that this place is located on Alternia (the troll homeworld which is populated by the troll young) when you are developing a character for the Café. Aliens, freaks, and mutants will not last long on Alternia! (If I did not make this clear: No humans, freaks, abominations, or crazy mutants!)

    2: Joining the Café

    How do you join? Just post! There are no pre-requisites and no screening (for better or for worse). Just jump in, find someone who isn’t already in a scene, and start a conversation.

    3: Posting in the Café

    A few guidelines for how to post here:

    *It is generally helpful if you clearly indicate which character you are speaking to if you are initiating a conversation.

    *You can quote a previous post to enhance the clarity of your response, but please spoiler images, and do not post quote pyramids. You can be infracted for this.

    *Indicate OOC conversation by double paranthesis (()), or double brackets [[]] if you prefer, or by some other method that clearly indicates you are speaking OOC.

    *Do not post only OOC chatter. Go to the Trollslum GenChat for that.

    4: Joining a Conversation

    Before you have your character wander up to someone and start chatting, check to see if the other character is already talking, and to whom. Sometimes two characters are having a light chat and you may be able to get away with approaching them. Other times, they may be having a serious discussion and would not appreciate the intrusion. Like real-life, think carefully before you walk up to someone and interrupt them, and if they ignore you or tell you to go away, respect that!

    5: Fights
    Fights are going to need a list of rules all its own. This may very well be one of the most important sections, so please read it carefully!

    1) Avoid fights whenever possible! If there are any other viable options for your character besides “pull out a weapon,” do that instead! Yes, I’m sure you want to show off how “badass” your character is, but ultimately getting in a fight is just going to make you look silly and probably like kind of a jerk. Yes, you may be thinking that “trolls are violent pricks,” but remember that the primary purpose of the Café is to develop your character, and fights are not the best way to do that. This doesn't mean that you can't play a mean, provocative character, just know your limits!

    2) If you must engage in a fight, please contact the other player(s) by PM or your preferred chat client to try and work things out before you both start throwing posts at each other. If you have an end result you are working towards, it is less likely that your fight will completely devolve into a “show them up” contest.

    3) Follow proper etiquette! What do I mean? If you do end up in a fight, the way you describe your character acting is what may separate you from a God Moder and someone with class. Here are some dos and don’ts:

    ”I cut your character’s arm off with my sword.” Very bad! If you do something like this, you are inflicting an injury on another character without giving them a chance to respond or avoid. Basically, you’re an asshole.

    “I shoot your character in the face.” Bad. It is worded in such a way that it suggests the blow already landed.

    “I aim at your character’s face and fire.” Probably the best you can do. It explains your action and gives the other player an opportunity to dodge the attack, or not, as they wish.

    4) Don’t get involved in someone else’s fight! Unless your troll is good friends with one of the participants, it doesn’t make sense for them to get involved in someone else’s battle. On the whole, trolls are not very charitable. Group fights are just a mess and a bad idea.

    5) Don’t fight at all if you can help it! Yes, this rule warrants repeating. It is entirely possible to play a mean, jackass character without provoking a fight every time you talk to someone. BE THE BIGGER MAN (OR WOMAN)! If it looks like you’re going to start a fight, back off! Contrary to what you might think, you’ll earn more respect from your peers than if you start trying to beat the other character up.

    6: Romance

    Trolls have quadrants. Romance is gonna happen. Now, it’s not my place to tell you how to live your love (or hate) lives. However, I ask that you all keep things clean. If your characters are going to go beyond snuggling and smooching, take it to PMs, an IRC, or a private chat. I’m trying to run a respectable establishment, here.

    Addendum:
    Due to events both past and present, I am revising the rules on what should and should not be posted in the Cafe thread regarding romantic matters. Please remember that this Cafe is a public space. Think about what a person might or might not do in public: Hand holding, a light kiss, maybe a brief makeout if the couple is feeling rowdy. Trolls would not go the the Cafe solely for the purpose of making out with their significant other(s). Would you go to a restaurant or other public venue just to start eating face with someone else? If the answer is "yes," you kind of have a problem.

    Also note that, according to this log, trolls are a bit shy about their flushed feelings. Yes, it's Nepeta's perspective, but also note that Karkat has been shy about his relationship with Terezi, as well. This is the canon we have to refer to.

    So, practically speaking, what does this mean? I'll tell you.

    *If you bring a character in solely to grab a booth and make-out, I will tell you to leave. You can do that over Private Messages, Pesterchum, Typewith.me, or anything else.

    *If any spontaneous make-outs that do crop up go on for more than a few posts, I will tell you to stop.

    *Any kind of fondling, groping, lewd, sexual, or otherwise questionable behavior is expressly forbidden. We don't want to see it. Take it elsewhere. This also includes excessively detailed descriptions of a make-out.

    Don't get me wrong. I fully understand that romance is a fun part of RP in general, and trollplay in particular. Yet it is also important to consider the context of where this is happening, and the Cafe thread is also supposed to be for character development. "But Whosit! This romantic relationship is development for my character!" you might say. Well, yes. How a relationship grows and develops is very important to development. Sloppy make-outs, however, do not really develop anything. They are just sloppy.

    7: Problems

    Gotta face facts: Problems are gonna crop up. Maybe it’s another player, maybe a fight broke out and someone is god moding, maybe someone decided that it would be awesome to bring in the rainbow-drinker rainbowblood who’s gonna be the next empress and who is secretly the lover of all the canon trolls. All of them. If you have a problem with someone, contact them. Privately and politely. It is not good to make a scene in public. If you are particularly adverse to conflict, you can contact me and I’ll see what I can do.

    Likewise, if I see something I think is a problem, I will PM you and try to straighten things out to everyone’s benefit. Note that I will ask you to withdraw or revise a character if I think they will remain problematic as they are. I want everyone to have fun, but I also believe that the fun of the many outweighs the fun of the few.

    8: Rules Change

    I reserve the right to change or revise these rules at any time with or without notification. So remember to check back occasionally to refresh yourself!

    9: Fun

    Have fun!

    Or else!

    Also, be polite, kids!

    FAQ
    (Okay, I don't really get many questions, but this seemed like the best label for this section.)

    Q: What if I want to roleplay something that isn't allowed in the Cafe?

    A: There are several other mediums for roleplaying: Instant messengers, including the fan-made Pesterchum client; typewith.me or sync.in collaborative documents; private messages. In theory, after characters meet in the Cafe, they can continue roleplaying elsewhere.

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    Re: TROLLSLUM CAFE XXXVII: Beer, Blood, and Brawls



    Yes, all c[]wards. I'm not even fazed by th[]se creepy games. 'H[]rr[]r-terr[]rs' d[]n't stand a chance......Thanks Ab, y[]u're the best. Seri[]usly.



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    Your bored again

    This happens alot for you doesn't it
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    Nedela lets go and pulls out another danish.

    Jou are verj talented, jes? I will give jou danish in return for painting.
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    Your face is still on the table.... you drool a little..... eww...
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    Look at that weird rust blood, just sitting there and scanning everyone in the cafe. Creeper.

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    Re: TROLLSLUM CAFE XXXVII: Beer, Blood, and Brawls

    Korlus figures that if Claste didn't know what company he owned by now, it was best he learned on his own.

    [Erm, | nothing | big.]
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    Re: TROLLSLUM CAFE XXXVII: Beer, Blood, and Brawls

    Quote Originally Posted by scintillatingMoniker View Post


    FILLED PAUSE.
    WELL... I KIND OF HAVE TO USE A STRAW...
    IT IS PRETTY GROSS TO BE HONEST...


    not the thing to say to your matesprit after a dispute


    A hole in your neck?

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    pfffft youre too kind
    but really with me watchching i almost ran out like four times and you just kept your cool!!!!!!! it was pretty muchch the most one of the impressive things ever


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    -Still sleeping-
    Derp.

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    Jaj!

    She hands Lahlah the danish.

    Can I take painting back to hive? I want to hang it up on wall!
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    And again Cardie walks in and gabs a seat at a table. Quite a few trolls here tonight.
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    Hmm..he didn't get an answer..well, he won't bother him about it if he had to go. So Claste just shakes his head.



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    You lift your face up, clean the drool with your sleeve, and look around the cafe.... huh, theres a new face at the bar.... a Rustblood..... interesting......
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    Aw....well, it wasn't much t[] be scared []f. Just a vide[] game. Still th[]ugh, I had fun playing it. Dunn[] why th[]se m[]nsters scared y[]u s[] much.

    He was totally chill throughout the whole thing. Not even a flinch during the game.
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    Hooraj!

    She frantically claps her hands and takes the painting.

    So how have jou been, Lahlah?
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    [You | too | Claste.]

    He smiles, waves and leaves the building.

    PINK SHIRT MAN, AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY
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    Oh hey its cardie how about you say hi again

    you walk over and say

    Hey
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    Phpphphphphphphhphphph...

    I haz done a horribly paintbucketed drawing!!!

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    well take me to the legchchilacerators for being freaked out horrible malformed creatchchures trying to rip your character to schchreds
    i guess i can be a bit overreactive at times........


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    Oh it's Dev. She didn't see him when she walked in.H-hey again Dev.
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    How are you?
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    WELL.
    THERE IS ENOUGH TISSUE AT THE BACK SO THAT IF I TILT MY HEAD BACK AND USE A STRAW THEN I CAN STILL DRINK STUFF.
    SO I HAVE A LOT OF SMOOTHIES.
    IT KINDA HURTS AND I CANNOT TASTE ANYTHING BUT IT IS BETTER THAN NOT EATING.

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