I will walk over and buy tickets tomorrow.
Y'all know that I set up Antagonia.net to be my personal blog of blogtastic stuff, right? So yeah, there is that. But I also have Tumbling-After.net, which I haven't done anything with in a while. Tumbling-After is pretty much just being used as the home for Seas of Erin.
I had set up a Tumbling-After message board using VBulletin while back, intending for it to be a place to discuss writing and roleplaying and also to host roleplaying games-- it's where Bloomsdale was set up!
This is going to sound lame, but I didn't like the admin interface for VBulletin and that made me not really want to use it. Even though it is kind of awesomely customizable.
I tried last year to start a website to talk about books and writing and stuff but it kind of petered out. One of the problems, I think, was that everyone posted all their writings at once and then no one had anything else to post so it got dead.
Here is what I would like to do. I would like to use tumbling-after as a site to run reading/writing discussion but also roleplaying advice and resources for people who do freeform type games like I play in. I have some ideas about how to structure that...with articles, forms, and other resources...including things like blank sprite templates like the ones I use in games, character app forms, naming resources...all the kinds of stuff we used to have up on the Shiver site just for references.
I would also like to have a section for people who would like to work on their writing. This time, though, I think there will be a system, where you must comment on a certain number of people's writing pieces before you get to post one of your own. And then there will be scheduled days for doing that.
There could also be an art section.
I am also thinking about hosting one or two more roleplaying games. I don't think I would play in them, just host them, and I would take applications from people (predominantly people I know) to run games on my site. I am thinking by creating the sort of resource hub, it would help connect games to players and vice-versa.
What do people think? Is this something people would like to do or be interested in? If people have thoughts about how to run any parts of this, that would be great.