Hello, old friends and friends of friends! I wish we could attribute our latest uptick in registrations to happier tidings, but for now I'm glad you're all here. Let me give you a tour!
Eagle Time was started in mid-2011 by Pinary and myself, for a small community of writer-roleplayers to archive their sprawling, verbose-ass group project (the Grand Battles community). Homestuck Sucks
was a strong sentiment in the forum's early days - mostly from a sense of "our" spaces (RP and Forum Adventures) getting "invaded" by fans of homestuck and their fanworks.
We've mellowed out since then, and moreover, being an elitist shitbag about what works of media are ok or not to like is pretty tiresome
Eagle Time's been small enough, friends-of-friends enough in its new membership, that rather than quoting specific forum rules we try be adults about shit.
I'm Schazer, ostensible head
in charge and once-moderator of the Forum Adventures section of MSPAF. I technically hold the power to ban anyone who insists on starting shit, but would consider it a personal failure if I expelled someone instead of trying to help them be a better person. If drama happens, expect questions, conversations, and attempts to reconcile/make peace (and please, remind me of my ethos if I start screaming and threatening hellfire).
Bonus: The forum has a high proportion of folks who are gender/sexuality-diverse, and many regulars may have revised notions of their personal identity over time (yours truly for one). User profiles have gender+pronoun options visible, so keeping those in mind and a new tab (with a lavish slathering of sigular "they") will go a long way toward keeping forumular harmony
Relatedly we are extremely chill about name changes, either PM me or inquire in basically any thread that isn't a Forum Adventure and I'll probably eventually see it.
Of course, if you're not familiar with the above concepts (I didn't really understand transgender people were real
until I met individuals in the Forum Adventures community circa 2009, so I'm living proof that you can not know everything immediately and still be an ok person), we've got the LGBTQ Threade
where we warmly invite you to come get your learn on.
Eagle Time Forums
for questions about the forum. Ask why we don't have XYZ on the forum, ask where a thread might belong, junk like that.
for the titular panel-and-textcapades. If you've got an existing adventure and want to take suggestions here, or have an adventure idea but don't know if it "fits" the tone of the forum, the answer is "yes! Please! Show us your cool thing and fuck the haters"
We also have Forum Games
(for mafias, tabletop campaign hubthreads, non-adventure collaborative stuff, and other play-by-post nonsense), Projects
(making games/music/crafts/arts), and Webcomics
(chat about specific webcomics or talk about webcomics-making) for your personal creative outputs.
is a dedicated subforum for Gimeurcookie's forum adventure, Fortuna
. Fortuna's collaborative worldbuilding aspects meant it'd benefit from a tidy forum of its own - if you've got a similar project with a fan/userbase which would thrive with its own subforum, get in touch! We'd love to help, if help is limited to digital real estate.
are chat subforums. General Chat is like a classic chat subforum, with more structured discussions (not necessarily "srs chat", so feel free to goof around in there). Hawkspace is for experimental/dadaist/off-topic/low-effort/ironically intense effort posting. Jokes are ok in both, being a douchebag for any reason (including "laffs") is ok in neither.
Eagle Time, elsewhere
Our main roost is IRC! You can click the #eagletime link in the forum header, or find us on irc.esper.net if you've got your own client. Discord is also a thing we've started up; invites expire so if you want one inquire in this thread.
If you were wondering if a particular MSPAF-ite has a presence on this forum (Forum Adventurers particularly), we happened to assemble a couple weeks ago in this thread
Thanks for reading, feel free to PM me always if you've got any questions, and catch you all on the flipside