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WELCOME TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO. YOU CAN FIND ALL THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU'LL NEED TO GET STARTED RIGHT HERE. THE PLOT, RULES, AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW ARE ALL LOCATED RIGHT HERE. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THESE BEFORE JOINING!
Sep 14 2017, 10:41 PM
frequently asked questions
by sparkymonster
4 topics
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Subforums: City Information Desk
THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND ANY SORT OF ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE BY THE ADMIN TEAM. UPDATES, SITE EVENTS, ACTIVITY CHECKS, AND MEMBER AWARDS WILL ALL BE ANNOUNCED HERE, SO KEEP YOUR EYE OUT. YOU WILL ALSO FIND A FORUM FOR MEMBER SUGGESTIONS TO HELP EXPAND AND BETTER OUR LOVELY SITE HERE. PLEASE DON'T BE SHY.
Mar 6 2018, 10:32 PM
poll: icc discord server
by uglypineapple
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Subforums: The Classifieds
YOU WILL FIND THE SHIPPER TEMPLATE, AND POST YOUR CHARACTERS HERE FOR ADMIN APPROVAL. REMEMBER TO FILL OUT YOUR BIOGRAPHY IN YOUR PROFILE, TOO. IF YOU POST IN THE UNFINISHED FORUM BE SURE TO BUMP THE TOPIC WHEN IT'S FINISHED.

LAST, FIRST MIDDLE
AGE, OCCUPATION, FACE CLAIM
Yesterday at 04:30 pm
Hardy, Aryn
by aryn v. hardy
2 topics
2 posts

Subforums: Finished, Unfinished, Pending
ALL SITE CLAIMS CAN BE FOUND HERE. POWERS, FACE CLAIMS, THE MEMBER DIRECTORY, ETC. ETC. PLEASE MAKE YOUR CLAIMS AS SOON AS YOU HAVE BEEN SORTED TO ENSURE THERE IS AS LITTLE CONFUSION AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE CONTACT AN ADMIN IF THERE ARE ANY HICCUPS.
Apr 18 2018, 08:37 AM
who's who
by calliope j. jensen
6 topics
60 posts

THIS IS WHERE ALL ACCEPTED SHIPPERS WILL BE FOUND. MAJORITY OF YOUR PLOTTING WILL BE DONE HERE, SO KEEP AN EYE OUT AND BOUNCE IDEAS OFF ONE ANOTHER. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR SHIPPERS PERIODICALLY FOR REPLIES. NOTHING SUCKS MORE THAN FEELING LIKE YOU'RE IGNORED, SO TRY TO KEEP ON TOP OF THINGS, YEAH?
Yesterday at 12:10 am
newton, michael richard
by judas vasiliev
55 topics
228 posts

Subforums: Physical, Mental, Elemental, Transportation, Self-Preservation, Shapeshifting, Human
WANTED ADS AND REQUESTS ARE A BIG PART OF ROLEPLAYING. WE ALL HAVE CHARACTERS WE WANT OR NEED TO GET OUR PLOTS GOING, SO HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN PUT UP ADS FOR THEM AND MAYBE SNATCH UP OTHER PEOPLE'S AS WELL. THIS FORUM IS GUEST FRIENDLY.
Apr 18 2018, 11:02 AM
My Beautsie
by calliope j. jensen
17 topics
9 posts

Subforums: Platonic, Antagonistic, Romantic, Familial, Other, Mixed Groups
WE ALL LOVE BEING ABLE TO EXPLORE AESTHETICS AND INSPIRATION FOR OUR CHARACTERS. AND EVEN KEEPING OURSELVES ORGANIZED WITH TRACKERS. SO HERE'S WHERE YOU CAN DO THAT. YOU CAN REQUEST A FORUM OF YOUR OWN AND MAKE AS MANY THREADS AND POSTS AS YOU'D LIKE ABOUT YOUR CHARACTERS, BE IT JOURNAL ENTRIES, MOODBOARDS, PLAYLISTS, OR CHARACTER PROFILES.
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111 posts

Subforums: Group Development, Ananas, Echo, Ellie, Haven, Jem, Jules, Kirsten, Lauren, Leesha, Mica, Sparky

IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE GLUED TO THE PALMS OF OUR HANDS NOWADAYS. NO ONE GOES ANYWHERE WITHOUT ONE. CELLPHONES ARE AN EXCELLENT WAY TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND STAYING CONNECTED AT ALL TIMES. THIS FORUM IS FOR ALL OF YOUR TEXTING AND PHONE CALL NEEDS.
Apr 15 2018, 02:22 PM
hold me tight or don't;
by michael r. newton
4 topics
7 posts
BETWEEN EMAIL AND SKYPE AND EVERY OTHER MESSAGING SYSTEM UNDER THE SUN, MOST PEOPLE HAVE SOME WAY OF KEEPING IN TOUCH AND ABSENTMINDEDLY CHATTING WITH THE PEOPLE IN THEIR LIVES. THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN DO JUST THAT.
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TWITTER, TUMBLR, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM. THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. ODDS ARE, IF YOU'RE ONLINE, YOU'VE GOT SOME KIND OF SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT. THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS. HASHTAGS GALORE, AND ALL THE SELFIES AND BLOG POSTS CAN BE FOUND RIGHT HERE.
Apr 18 2018, 10:13 AM
@rainbowfreak
by calliope j. jensen
13 topics
16 posts

Subforums: Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Blogs & Vlogs

the downtown area of chicago contains most of the city's biggest landmarks, such as the bean, navy pier, and more. you'll never be bored hanging around downtown, though you may end up broke considering all the fine dining, great shopping, and all kinds of other attractions.
Apr 17 2018, 10:28 PM
do your worst
by michael r. newton
5 topics
39 posts

Subforums: The Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Chinatown, Recreation & Entertainment, Shops & Restaurants, Nightlife, Residencies
there's always a lot to do on the north side. it's known as an upscale area of the city, largely due to its wealthier residents, but there's something for everyone. whether you like sports, jazz, live theatre, or a pretty great mix of all kinds of cuisines, you'll find something you like here. it's also where you'll find a huge concentration of the lgbtq+ community in the city!
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26 posts

Subforums: Boystown, West Ridge, Recreation & Entertainment, Shops & Restaurants, Nightlife, Residencies
the melting pot of the city, the west side is home to many different ethnic communities, including large communities of puerto rican, greek, mexican, and many other groups of people. there's a lot of culture and history on the west side, and lots of different ways to immerse yourself in it.
Yesterday at 12:16 am
learn to let it go
by hashir k. zabir
6 topics
32 posts

Subforums: Little Italy, La Villita, Greektown, Ukranian Village, University of Illinois at Chicago, Recreation & Entertainment, Shops & Restaurants, Nightlife, Residencies
the vast majority of the south side's residents are black, so it's no surprise that you can see a lot of african-american heritage in this part of the city. it's a less wealthy part of the city, but it's culturally rich and has a lot to offer. it's also where you can find a large concentration of gifted people, largely due to the sarasvati institute, which is here.
Apr 19 2018, 01:19 PM
too good to be all mine
by shawn c. summers
13 topics
59 posts

Subforums: Hyde Park, Beverly, University of Chicago, The Sarasvati Institute, Recreation & Entertainment, Shops & Restaurants, Nightlife, Residencies
when you don't know exactly where something is in the city, feel free to put it here. there's a lot of chicago that we can't fit into the limited number of forums on the site, so maybe your specific setting isn't listed, or you just want something more general!
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Subforums: The L, Emergency Services, Industrial, Recreation & Entertainment, Shops & Restaurants, Nightlife

ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE. FROM A PODUNK TOWN IN MISSISSIPPI, TO NEW YORK, PARIS, AND ROME. FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE OTHER PLACES WITH YOUR CHARACTERS. GO ON ROAD TRIPS, VISIT EUROPE, FLY HOME FOR A WEDDING, OR TO SEE YOUR PARENTS. THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER.
Mar 22 2018, 12:16 AM
so i'm gonna love you now
by lorcan c. hart
3 topics
29 posts
ROLEPLAYING PAST INTERACTIONS AND EVENTS, OR EVEN JUMPING INTO THE FUTURE CAN BE A LOT OF FUN. SO FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE TIME AND ALL THE REALMS OF POSSIBILITIES HERE. IT NEVER HURTS TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT YOUR CHARACTERS, RIGHT?
18 topics
194 posts

Subforums: WATS V1
THIS IS PURELY FOR FUN. EXPLORE YOUR CHARACTERS IN OTHER UNIVERSES. WRITE THAT AU OF THEM AS A BARISTA, OR ATTENDING HOGWARTS, OR WHATEVER SUITS YOUR YOUR FANCY. JUST ENJOY YOURSELVES AND YOUR CHARACTERS. THAT'S WHAT ROLEPLAY IS ALL ABOUT AFTER ALL.
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AS ALWAYS, REAL LIFE COMES BEFORE ROLEPLAY. IT'S NOT EVEN A QUESTION FOR US. YOUR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS IS IMPORTANT TO US. SO IF YOU'RE HEADED OUT FOR ANY EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, LET US KNOW SO YOU DON'T GET UNFAIRLY SWEPT AWAY IN AN ACTIVITY CHECK!
Mar 27 2018, 04:40 PM
absence
by shawn c. summers
5 topics
4 posts
POST AN INTRODUCTION, GIVE US SOME CONTACT INFORMATION, PLAY A GAME, POST PERSONAL ARTWORK, WRITING, ETC. OR WHATEVER ELSE YOU MIGHT LIKE. THIS IS A MEMBERS AREA, SO USE IT AS YOU SEE FIT. IT'S HERE FOR YOUR BENEFIT, NO RESTRICTIONS APPLY AS LONG AS YOU REMEMBER TO LABEL THINGS ACCORDINGLY AND KEEP IT KIND <3
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Subforums: Forum Games, Introductions, Misc.
THE ADVERTISING FORUM IS PRETTY SELF EXPLANATORY, RIGHT? JUST POST YOUR SITES AD HERE. MEMBERS FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR SITES HERE AS WELL. AND, AS ALWAYS, THIS FORUM IS GUEST FRIENDLY.
Apr 19 2018, 09:04 PM
Alias
by Alias
1854 topics
9 posts

Subforums: First Links, Link Backs & Accepted
THIS IS WHERE ALL FINISHED AND INACTIVE TOPICS WILL BE RELOCATED TO. IF YOU NEED ANYTHING MOVED HERE, PLEASE ALERT AN ADMIN. LIKEWISE IF YOU'D LIKE ANYTHING TAKEN OUT OF THE ARCHIVES AND MOVED BACK ONTO THE BOARD, WE WILL BE GLAD TO DO THAT FOR YOU AS WELL.
Mar 12 2018, 06:02 PM
most things inbetween;
by cece aldana
2122 topics
47505 posts

Subforums: Shippers & Wanteds, Threads, Communication, Other, WATS V1

welcome to wats!

featured this april

He was obnoxious and full of shit, but he was funny on purpose. He wasn't a complete airhead, so that was already an improvement, right? He was still just some average ridiculous white boy and therefore a demon.
hashir zabir, do your worst

please welcome our newest member, aryn v. hardy!


WE ARE THE STRAYS is a character driven, slice of life roleplay with gifted abilities, set in present day Chicago, IL. We do not have a word count or character limits, and we have a profile application and shipper to offer optimal room for creative freedom. We have a number of varied and easy to use templates for members to use, and we have relaxed rules on activity so that roleplaying here can be a hobby, not a chore. We prioritize diversity and inclusiveness, and we want this to be an inviting and comfortable environment where everyone feels safe and accepted!

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