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Who is Dusty? Well I can tell you I am someone who enjoys creativity in many forms, the logic of code, the turn of a good phrase, historical genres (among many) and well-rounded written plots.

Hailing from the Southern Hemisphere, you may find me online at ‘weird’ times; however, it is just my time zone coming into play and I am always around every day at some point. So if you can’t find me in the Cbox, I am always available via PM.

Together, the founders have a combined experience level of over 50 years, so you are in good hands. So draw up a chair by the log fire and stay a while or longer and immerse yourself into the world that has been created here at Heart of the West!

Flint
Howdy all! You can call me Flint or Her Royal Highness or, of course, the ever popular Magnum PI, but if you can’t remember all that, I still answer to Tens :). I started writing when I was young but it wasn’t until my college years that I discovered RP. Yeah, never looked back, haha. I adore characters and plot lines and have way too many of them, if I’m being honest, but the heart wants what the heart thinks it wants! I play mainly males, finding them to be more comfortable in my mind, but I have my odd princess and I’m always ready to play! I do some graphic work for the site, advertising, and canon writing, and I can always help any of you with app and sizing issues, so just holler!
Shooter
Shooter has been writing with her fellow admins for up to five years! In 2014 she earned her degree in graphic design and now uses her skills to edit images for the site as well as design the maps for the area. Think of her as Heart of the West's personal cartographer and unqualified city planner. Fun fact; The Devil's Cradle Saloon used to be called The Blue Larkspur, this is the name of a plant as well as a race horse, a sport Shooter follows closely. Blue Larkspur raced for a stable called Idle Hour, which is the name of the hotel in Woodhurst. Every place on the maps has its own story!
Indy
Indy arrived at HOTW to assist in written aspects of the site as well as moral support and has been role-playing for a decade now. In the past she has written in such genres as fandom, historic, and fantasy. She has a bachelor's degree in history and is currently a high school world geography teacher.

Outside of writing, she enjoys video games and long walks on the beach. ...Not really. She hates the ocean.

Blue
Blue came over to the HoTW to assist with coding and general admin duties. During weekdays there is always an excellent chance that she is lurking about the site as work gives her the flexibility to do so. So if you are about, swing on into the cbox and say hello!

Additionally, Blue is one of those weird math and science people who also enjoys writing, and she has been writing for over ten years. She loves good plotting, character development, and is always a sucker for a happy ending.


 
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Founders Circle
 Posted: Jul 8 2016, 05:43 AM
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APPING YOUR CHARACTER

F
irst thing's first:
Make sure your character is original to you. Plagiarism or copying of any book, movie, music video, TV show, or RPG character/s that do not belong to you will be denied. If in doubt just ask one of the admins about your idea first http://files.b1.jcink.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif

Once you are happy with the originality of your character, register your character as First Last name with proper capitalization (ex. Harry Potter). If you make a mistake, let an admin know.

Secondly:
when beginning your application topic, make the title of your post the character's Last name, First name. Initial (e.g. Smith, Mildred. H). In the topic description User Group (i.e Townsfolk) and Face Claim (First name Last Name).

Thirdly
make sure you have read over all of our rules before applying to write at Heart of the West!

We are firm believers in quality over quantity here at Heart of the West. No matter how long or how short your application is, all we ask is for a clear definition of your character's attributes, such as strengths and weaknesses and so on. Vague, poorly written, rushed apps full of careless spelling and grammatical errors will be pended or even rejected. We understand if you can only offer a framework at first and need to play your character in order to fill out the finer details, but we expect a very firm and well-written foundation upon which you plan on building your character here.


You will be given one week to complete your application after it has been posted as a work in progress. After that, it will be archived and your account will be deleted.

Sometimes it is best to write your app fully in a Word document where you may edit it and re-read it multiple times before posting it as a completed application.

If you are not overly strong in grammar and spelling, please run it through a spell checker and grammar checker before submitting. Grammarly.com has a free plugin for most browsers and for MS office. We really appreciate players that are willing to thoroughly edit their applications prior to and/or after submission.

You will need to let us know it is complete and ready for review by bumping the post with "Completed"



All applications will be marked as "Under Review" once they have been completed.

If something needs improving you will receive a PM from the Admins. Often this is something small and no reason to be upset. Keep an eye on your inbox for a PM from the admin account "Founders Circle" stating what needs to be changed.

We will PM players about apps that have missing information, historical inaccuracy or too many grammatical and/or spelling errors. Don't worry - we are here to help you succeed here and apps that may need some fixing often become wonderful characters!

You will have one week from the date of the Admin PM to make these edits or your application will need to be marked as Expired.



Please do not forget your paragraph break tags!

Images
If you require assistance in resizing an image for your character's application, please contact an admin. Images that are disproportionate to the placeholders on the application could result in it getting pended. Please do not use images that are smaller than the specified size. Google has an image search and if you drop the image you want into the search area, it will search for that exact image and you should find one with larger dimensions. We recommend lunapic.com for editing images and ezgif.com for resizing animated gifs. Please re-host your images so you are not stealing bandwidth. Many of us use nickpic.host The admin team will also help with any broken code, just PM one of us.

If you are not sure what member group your character belongs to, check HERE and choose the one that fits them the closest.

Before an application can be approved you are required to fill out ALL your Mini-profiles (both character and OOC) and not have any missing images or avatars please. Missing or Broken images make the site look untidy and neglected, so please complete everything http://files.b1.jcink.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif

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hometown: Here
gender: Here
occupation: Here
member group: From the site list e.g. Townsfolk
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playby: Here
height: Here
build: Here
hair color: Here
eye color: Here
relationships
relationship status: Here
current partner: Here
children: Here
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    History

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    Writing Sample

    500 words of something you have already written or that you want to write for this character. This is only required for your first character or if you are adopting a canon character.

    about

    This is your plotter, tell us about the character that would be a part of a future story-line.

    friendly

    Tell us about your character in regard to friends and how friendly they are.

    romantic

    Romantic notions, attachments and wants or aversions as the case may be can go here

    antagonistic

    Enemies and the like go here

    other

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    pronouns: she/her or he/him etc
    timezone: Here
    contact: Here
    triggers: Here
    Preferred level of mature threading
    (if we get Premium):
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    other characters:
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  • Character Name
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