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  1. Hey Kaya,

    Welcome to Valucre!

    I was checking out your character when I noticed that the font is white! This isn't really a problem for people who use dark theme, but some people on the site use light theme which makes your writing invisible!

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    2. Kaya

      Kaya

      Oh sorry hahah, I copied it from Word and it was black so was invisible on dark mode. Will fix that ! Though the secret ink effect is kind of cool ~

    3. Kaya

      Kaya

      Uh but what color should it be? It defaults to black, which you can't read on dark mode either :D

    4. Artificer

      Artificer

      There is a default color option called "automatic" under text. If that doesn't change it, then it is in a rich-text format that can't be edited directly by the editor.

      If possible, you may be able to change some settings in Word so the text isn't white upon copy-paste -- it should end up being visible upon re-pasting.

  2. Why are you online, OBELUS ūüĎÄ

  3. 600TH POST WOO -- PARTY WOLF TIME

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    2. Artificer
    3. Artificer

      Artificer

      To be honest this would be the fourth if I am not mistaken. I think I need to completely rethink how I did Valjer previously. Every other time burned me out right before schoolwork kicked in, and despite the amount of posts, we never got past more than the beginning.

    4. Artificer

      Artificer

      (Remembers the 8 pages per thread the first and second times...)

  4. I have a particular proclivity for trying to make every post of mine as aesthetically pleasing as possible. I know this doesn't help the writing, but I can't help it -- Times New Roman, font size, and margins get the best of me every time. Anyone else plagued with this compulsion?

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    2. Vesper

      Vesper

      I used to use Garamond with earlier versions of the site, but it doesn't seem to be an option anymore.

    3. Artificer

      Artificer

      I USE GARAMOND ALL THE TIME ON FOCUSWRITER!

    4. Vesper

      Vesper

      Haha, now that you mention it I often write in Garamond when I'm composing my posts in Word. Something about those serifs. 

  5. The detail you've put into Nicoletta is simply astounding. I very much appreciate how you've tied her in with the lore of Lacrimosa, and I am looking forward to seeing her in writing! I can tell there was a lot of thought put into this first character. Welcome to Valucre!

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    2. Artificer

      Artificer

      That would definitely be fun! I am still trying to get back into the swing of writing, but I would be down to do a thread with you to get your feet wet here at Val. I would recommend taking a look at the quest listings in all of the boards to see if anything strikes you as something you'd like to roleplay. It's always a great place to start and meet new people, and remember -- you can always ask the quest-posters/board leaders if you can put a little spin on them in case you have more ideas.

      You can start lots of cool things just by asking the right people.

      See you in the threads!

    3. Imogen of the Weald

      Imogen of the Weald

      Don't let me rush you if you are enjoying a break! Right now I am hoping to begin with a story thread that supernal's running a interest check for right now. ūü§ě

      I will probably keep Nicoletta to just one thread at a time, but maybe once my character for Absalom is ready, I can manage a second one. Trying to take it all at a manageable pace so I can get in the groove!

    4. Artificer

      Artificer

      Definitely feel the same way! Best not to burn yourself out with a flourish of posts. I tend to do a lot, and I've made a bad habit out of disappearing then reappearing -- usually around winter. Regardless, have fun!

  6. Hey guys -- just an update. I may be a bit slower than usual for the next few months since I will be sorting out my post-education career and other things. Graduation -- and then that which comes after. Sorry for the overall lack of transparency! I'll definitely try to keep y'all updated on everything. Wish me luck job hunting!

    1. supernal

      supernal

      Good luck bud

    2. Malintzin

      Malintzin

      Best of luck Peter! Tossed math confetti

  7. *Dies*

    I finished it. I finally finished it. First draft of research paper submitted to the conference committee. Ready for them to tear it apart and have me rewrite portions.

    Now though -- now is the time to relax.

    *Confetti toss*

    I think I am going to do some more fun and creative writing now. My mind is sufficiently not working anymore, which is the perfect state of being for making posts. Hue. I need some juicy RP and stat.

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    2. danzilla3
    3. Malintzin

      Malintzin

      I'm still reading your paper! You'll do fine!

    4. Artificer

      Artificer

      *Realizes the diagrams have many, minor errors, leading to my big error. Just fixed them, but ahhhhhhhh*

  8. *Cracks Fingers*

    I am back from my unannounced hiatus -- had to prepare for a convention. Overall results were fantastic. I am going to get back on the writing train now!!

    Sorry for the wait everyone!

    @The Hummingbird @TheElementHunter @Fierach @Malintzin @Voldemort @Twitterpated @Etched In Stone

  9. Hooooooooooooooooooooooly. I have been waiting on this one class to release grades, and I was shaking in my boots (quite literally) for two weeks. I thought I was going to fail -- but the curve bumped me to an A-. Not sandbagging, but I am on Cloud 9 right now. TIME TO PARTY!

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    1. TheElementHunter

      TheElementHunter

      Yayyyyyy, congrats man!!!!

    2. Artificer

      Artificer

      I definitely use this photo way too much.

  10. *Must ride this wave of writing before being swept away by the tides of education*

    *ONWARD FRIENDS~!*

  11. Taking it slow ?

    1. supernal

      supernal

      Slow and steady as they say!

  12. *Sigh*

    Well that short hiatus became a rather long hiatus...

    Aside from that, in the throes of finals, I have returned this winter to write once more... so...

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    Hi y'all! I'm back!

    Can't wait to meet up with everyone again and do some hardcore, collaborative writing ?.

    Let's get on to the spicy adventures, shall we?

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    2. Csl

      Csl

      Welcome back!

    3. Fierach

      Fierach

      Wb! We never did finish that wolf hunt. 

    4. The Hummingbird

      The Hummingbird

      We must write together again!

  13. More midterms, then finals, then job applications -- oh my. 

    1. Artificer

      Artificer

      I shall be preoccupied until further notice. Hope I survive it all!

       

    2. vielle

      vielle

      good luck with things; hopefully you come back soonest! ?

    3. Vesper

      Vesper

      Good luck!

  14. Sorry for not posting this sooner, but to everyone I'm roleplaying with atm, I will be taking a short hiatus for exams this week and next Monday!

    1. supernal

      supernal

      Good luck! 

    2. Malintzin

      Malintzin

      Good luck, P-dizzle!

    3. vielle

      vielle

      thanks for letting us know; knock them outta the park! ?

  15. So you wish to be like Zengi.

    Are you Davant? Are your siblings Ingsol, Nomalis, and Malark?

    Are you one of the survivors?

  16. @Csl @SweetCyanide @vielle @Wade

    I know you guys probably hate me, but I would like to ask for your help:

    HG LA HN XE LD PQ

    This was the message hidden in @OBELUS's latest message on

    https://www.valucre.com/profile/13564-obelus/?status=51939&type=status

    I have a feeling that this is some kind of digraph encryption scheme, i.e. a playfair, two-square, four-square cipher, or some other digraph encryption scheme.

    The image / image titles may also bear relevance, and thus I post that here as well:

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    I would spend all night trying to break this if it weren't for classes tomorrow (damn you school!).

    Thus, I am turning to you for some help with this.

     

    In my arrogance, I thought I could do this alone, but time will not permit me to spend too much time. Thus, as a result, I came to the conclusion that the only way we can solve this mystery is by working together.

    I know a few secrets (some I am not going to divulge because they are out of the scope of the IC-portion of this ARG), and if you have any questions w.r.t. to things that I have found so far, just ask.

    @OBELUS, @Grand Mainframe,

    We -- as a community -- are going to figure this out.

    - Artificer.

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    2. Ampersand

      Ampersand

       

      Spoiler

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    3. Wade

      Wade

      We don't hate you, Arty. We're just petty, is all.

      That said, I apologize. Spiting you was unkind and not at all the proper response. 

      Looking forward to working with you and the rest of the community. I'll throw my hat in the ring as soon as I'm able.

    4. Vesper

      Vesper

      Thanks for introducing me to the playfair cipher. Cool stuff.

  17. 4.png

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    2. SweetCyanide

      SweetCyanide

      TUESDAY, 3:14 AM                                                              [ATTACHMENT: imgoingtoeatyourlivertonight.mp4]

      giphy.gifSACRUM: listen here you little prick
      SACRUM: i wasn't going to say shit cause i thought you'd cease this faggotry
      SACRUM: but this is the last fucking straw you hear me
      SACRUM: i will find you and i will neuter you like the little bitch you are
      SACRUM: do you think this is a fucking game?
      SACRUM: do you THINK this is a FUCKING GAME?
      SACRUM: do you think i didn't see your little messages
      SACRUM: i'll keep up with you all right
      SACRUM: flank you from behind and put my whole leg up your ass
      SACRUM: just cause ur first it dont mean shit dawg
      SACRUM: i may be second but you're still beneath me
      SACRUM: have some fucking humility

      SACRUM: r u required to flail your big throbbing wolf genitals in my face
      SACRUM: i'm literally right fucking here
      SACRUM: ur not the only one trying to-
      SACRUM:

      SACRUM is typing...
      SACRUM: okay ffs
      SACRUM: you're saved by the bell you hunky dory son of a bitch
      SACRUM: brb i need to do my fucking dishes


      SACRUM WAS LAST ONLINE: 1 MINUTE AGO

    3. Artificer
    4. Artificer

      Artificer

      This picture was actually for something that wasn't necessarily related to the ARG, but I gotcha guys :c

  18. [SECURE MESSAGE SENT]

    Testing. [6Sfv5vT.png]

    Testing. [6Sfv5vT.png]

    Anyone there? [6Sfv5vT.png]

    1. Artificer

      Artificer

      Ignore the Mainframe. This is a different user. [6Sfv5vT.png]

      Call me Artificer. [6Sfv5vT.png]

      I need to know if Obelus is here. [6Sfv5vT.png]

  19. ENCRYPTED MESSAGE:
    METHOD: CEASAR
    DOWNLOADING...

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    2. Artificer

      Artificer


       

      You did not answer…

       

       

       

       

      Pleasure to make Acquaintance

      with you.

      I hope we continue communications.

      -SK

       

      ...My original question.

      Your answer contrasts with the original sequence.

      Can a superior AI not crack such a simple cipher?

       

       

    3. Grand Mainframe

      Grand Mainframe

      GM [08:18]:

      "What now, S?"

      "This is Hummingbird Box"

      "we'll be in the West"

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      Your activity has been flagged as suspicious.

    4. Artificer

      Artificer

       

       

      >> ssh XX.XXX.XXX.XXX

         [ENABLING SSH TUNNELING PROTOCOL]
         [ESTABLISHING SECURE CONNECTION TO XX.XXX.XXX.XXX:22]

         ...

      >> bash com-gm.sh usr=SKOLL7331
         Please Enter Password__

       

      RmFWj9e.png: [SK] Suspicious? I'm hurt.
      RmFWj9e.png: [SK] Anyone can do what I am doing -- just not as quickly.
      RmFWj9e.png: [SK] I simply want to solve this mystery -- that is all, @GM.
      RmFWj9e.png: [SK] Just like the rest...
      RmFWj9e.png: [SK]
      They follow so closely, copying my every step... but...
      RmFWj9e.png: [SK] Will they even be able to keep up with me?

       

      >> sudo ftp XX.XXX.XXX.XXX

         DOWNLOADING XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
         DOWNLOADING XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

      >> nmap XX.XXX.XXX.XXX | cybele3 filter.cy >> target-list.txt

      >> sudo bash target.sh XX.XXX.XXX.XXX -xcf -set--trace XX.XXX.XXX.XXX
         [ESTABLISHING BACKDOOR PROTOCOL]
         [CONNECTING TO REMOTE HOST XX.XXX.XXX.XXX VIA OPEN PORT 22]

         [IMPLANT SUCCESSFUL]

      >> fg

       

      RmFWj9e.png: [SK] Will you be able to keep up with me?
      RmFWj9e.png: [SK] I was the first.
      RmFWj9e.png: [SK] I am willing to play your game.
      RmFWj9e.png: [
      SK] I await further instructions...
      RmFWj9e.png: [
      SK] This better not disappoint. These messages are for your eyes only.

             [DISCONNECTING]


      >> sudo bash clean-slate.sh
      >> sudo rm -rf /*

       

      >> __

       

       

       

  20. The individuals who hang onto the coat-tails of the front-runners will not bare the same glory as the one who made the first discovery.

    Let it be known that I will solve this mystery.

    - Artificer.

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    2. SweetCyanide
    3. Grand Mainframe

      Grand Mainframe

      WE'LL BE WATCHING ALL OF YOU.

    4. Ataraxy

      Ataraxy

      HAH YES I FIGURED IT OUT! ALMOST FOOLED ME CAUSE OF THE MISSING LETTER YASSSS

  21. you are the cure

    1. Grand Mainframe

      Grand Mainframe

      WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU.
       
      YOU'LL HAVE 1ST ACCESS AFTER COUNTDOWN.
    2. Artificer

      Artificer

      Very suspicious...

  22. we've been watching alexander hawk

    1. Ataraxy

      Ataraxy

      .- -. -.. / .-- . .----. ...- . / -... . . -. / .-- .- - -.-. .... .. -. --. / -.-- --- ..-

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