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February 20, 2011


Project E.E.M.U. has gone live! The Timeline has been updated to reflect this, the page for Project E.E.M.U. has been added to the Extended Guide as well as the first Project E.E.M.U. board has gone up (their Headquarters). Much like B.I.R.D., all members of Project E.E.M.U. will have two jobs - one for everyone to know about and one for only members of the group to know about. I hope you're all as excited as I am for the new group!
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Project E.E.M.U. is still in the works, it should be up later this week (in face, I've made it a deadline and highlighted it as well on my to-do list!). But today's update is about something pretty awesome. Ames has been on amesrpg.com since 2008 and it's now 2011 and I finally set up the offical email (hah). So for any Ames-related inquiries, please email
michelle@amesrpg.com!
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

January 23, 2011
If you're seeing white and orange, you don't need to get your eyes check - there's a new layout on Ames! This is layout #15 and the images used in the header image were from the sxc.hu user TwoBigFeet. With a brand new layout, I've changed the set up of the frames a little bit, mostly to allow for new expansion of boards and pages, I'm quite looking forward to the new content that will be going up soon as well as the new group (Project E.E.M.U.). The boards for the new group will show up soon under the Work set of links.
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

January 17, 2011
Hello everyone, and happy belated 2011 to you all! Some exciting changes are coming soon to Ames (first and foremost, a new layout soon! Once I'm done tweaking with the design and colours). There's a new group coming to this fair city, as if B.I.R.D. and La Resistenza weren't enough to deal with! So it's all very exciting and the new group (who will be packing quite the punch in terms of money and government backing) will be revealed in a short period of time (before February) so I'm really excited about it. It's already been leaked on the OOC board (thanks, Kel), and the name of the new group is Project E.E.M.U. (pronounced just like the bird's name). Hope you're looking forward to it as much as I am!
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

August 21, 2010
Hello everyone! Updates are slowly but surely coming along. I've updated the
Members & Characters list with those who have responded that they are staying with Ames and which characters they wish to remain (and any other changes they wanted made). Please let me know if there are any mistakes made.
Also, on the OOC board, there is a thread regarding the members and characters being removed from the game. All auditioned-for characters that were belonging to anyone who did not respond to the activity check will be released again for those interested in playing those characters. There will be a lot of updates happening between now and the beginning of September - I will be starting school again after Labour Day so I am planning on getting all the updates I wish to complete done by then.
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

July 24, 2010
Just a few little updates that occurred around the site today. There's an activity check going on the OOC board right now, be sure to check that out!
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

July 10, 2010
Hi everyone! This is just a small update - I've updated the Member & Characters page as well as any boards where the new characters belong on. If you feel that your character is missing somewhere, please let me know on the OOC board!
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

July 1, 2010
Hello everyone, it has been a while since I last updated, hasn't it? The auditions page got a bit of a rearrangement, I've also updated the Affiliates, Staff and Rules pages. Please take a look at those (especially the rules). Ames now has a rule regarding age of the players. We are not allowing roleplayers under the age of 13 in this game. I know this is very difficult to check, but I am hoping that everyone will be honest regarding this. It will be assumed (and expected) that anyone playing at Ames is 13 years old or older.
For those who haven't seen yet, there's now a studio board, located in the OOC section, for members of Ames! If you have any photo requests or wishes for a picture made for your home/apartment/room board, that's the place to go.
More updates will be coming this weekend and I hope you all have fun.
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

April 3, 2010
Hello everyone! As you may be able to tell, there is a new layout up! Featuring a mash-up of photos from the
sxc.hu user analyser.
All updates should now to be up-to-date - if you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to the OOC board!
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

March 24, 2010
Better late than never to get an update in for 2010, right? I apologize for being busy over the last little while (school's been getting the better of me!), but updates are now up-to-date and the Members & Characters list has been updated - please go check it out and see if there are any outstanding things you would like to have corrected/edited and let me know on the OOC board.
There has been a rumor floating around that a certain kidnapped teenaged girl is going to be rescued! Want in on the action? Let us know on the OOC board and we'll see where we can fit you in.
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

December 31, 2009
Happy New Year, everyone! To welcome the year 2010, a new layout is now up! Updates have been done/are in the process of being done. Cheers!
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

November 22, 2009
Hello everyone! I'm currently writing this in the morning with dreary rainclouds right outside of my house - it fits my mood quite wel. Just to let you all know, updates have been done around the website (Members & Characters, the page with all the places of residence).
There are still a lot of wonderful characters/positions to be auditioned for up on the
Auditions page right now. Names and general facts are up for change (besides Bianchi, because I think we're all a bit fond of that name by now). They include: the COUGH Chief of Staff, the FAINTS General and Vincent Bianchi (Owner of Club de Colibri, Leader of La Resistenza). All three wonderful, wonderful characters who are looking for you, perhaps, to be their voice. Just keep them in mind!
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

October 12, 2009
Hello everyone! With the start of a new school year for a lot of us, I realize that we've all gotten pretty busy. Updates have been doing around the website - Vincent Bianchi is, once again, available for auditions! The crafty and always resourceful head of La Resistenza is looking for his new puppet master. Interested? Please audition on the Joining board!
If you have any questions, please pop onto the OOC board and leave a post or a message on the chat box, I do get to them as soon as I can.
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

September 5, 2009
If you are interested in taking part of the La Resistenza vs. BIRD conflict, please either join a new BIRD operative (and have your character speak to Arachnid's Rykov) or have a current character be recruited in by any La Resistenza member. If you do join a new BIRD or La Resistenza member, please request the password information for the protected boards for the appropriate group.
Updates for the
Members and Characters page has been updated. And welcome to Niki!
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

August 23, 2009
Welcome to all our new members (Wisp, Masa, Sinatra) and welcome back to Stitchez, who has rejoined!
Updates have been done around the game. There are still 2 characters up for grabs on the
Auditions page. They are: Daniel Braun (Chief of Staff of COUGH) and Dimitri Brakus (General of FAINTS).
The plot with La Resistenza is still underway and characters on both sides of the conflict (BIRD agents and La Resistenza members) are needed, as well as others, of course. Also, if you are interested playing the first character to be 'snuck' into the city (this character can only have interaction on the La Resistenza boards), please let me know on the OOC board.
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

August 10, 2009
Time just fly and we're already at the second city-wide discussion topic! Head over to the City Meeting Hall to check it out.
The kidnapping plot of Georgiana "Anna" Bishop is well under way. You can still get in on the action with any of the free audition spots. Remember, changes regarding names, gender and ages (within reason... Can't have a General being 16!) are totally okay. Check out the Auditions page today. Also, more characters in both BIRD and La Resistenza would be greatly appreciated.
I am also looking for the first character to be 'snuck' into the city! If you feel up to playing a character that cannot have interaction with others outside of La Resistenza and patrons of the club, please leave me a note on the OOC board.
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

June 24, 2009
Ahem, the new City Councillors are: Drisana Downes, Kennedy O'Callagahn and Cutter Sutton. (Lor, Paramore and Kate - I've posted a thread on the OOC Board regarding the city meetings.)
It's that time of year again, and tomorrow is the day that Ames turns three years old. I'm so happy that we've made it this far and I'd like to extend my thanks to every single roleplayer who has ever played in this game and offering my sincerest thanks for taking part in a game that just started out as a little idea that I had, a few years ago. With the dedication and the hardwork of everyone involved, we've made it to year three! So here's to you and here's the Ames.
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

June 1, 2009
The General Municipal Elections are still on-going and we are still looking for candidates for the City Councillor seats (five in total!). So if you'd like to give it a go, please declare your character's candidacy on the thread in the OOC board (or click
here to get there).
Some updates have been done around the site - the Members & Characters page has been updated as well as some of the boards.
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

May 15, 2009


I told you there'd be an in character contest, didn't I?
Just to clarify the dates listed in the 'poster'. July 30 2012 = May 30 2009. August 15 2012 = June 15 2012. August 16 2012 = June 16-20 2009.
Hope you all have fun with this new contest. And, as always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

May 13, 2009
Hey there everyone! Well it's May and it was time to do a little spring cleaning. An activity check was done last week and now the updates are coming along. There is a list of characters and members that will be removed from the game over the next day or two. The Members and Characters List has already been updated - removing inactive members and characters, adding in new characters and doing any changes that were required (i.e. ages, occupation changes). I'd like to thank everyone who participated in the activity check and also thank you all for being such wonderful members of this community.
A new in character contest will be occuring very shortly. Characters will have to be 18 and up in order to participate (sorry to all those child prodigies!). Details and more information about the game will be posted on Friday, May 15.
As always, happy roleplaying.
- Michelle

April 24, 2009
Hopefully you can all see the new layout! Do refresh if you have no clue what I'm going on about. Stock used for this new layout came from the
sxc.hu users: Morrhigan, penywise, degreezero, cempey, vicbuster.
There's going to be a lot of updates done, site-wide, over the next few weeks. Including an activity check (not going on, at the time of writing). More pages are going to be added to the Extended Guide for this game, including additional information regarding La Resistenza, tips for new roleplayers (kind of like a 'Basics to RPGs' type thing) and a few more pages. Do you have any suggestions for pages for the Extended Guide? Let me know on the OOC board!
As always, happy roleplaying.
- Michelle

March 15, 2009
Updates have been done around the site, if you see any errors, please let me know on the OOC board.
As always, happy roleplaying.
- Michelle

February 16, 2009
Updates around the site have been done (the Members & Characters page, select boards, the Live page). If there are any other updates that I may have missed or that you would like to have done, please let me know on the OOC board.
As always, happy roleplaying.
- Michelle

January 21, 2009
Small updates have been done today. Please let me know if there are any changes that you'd like to be done. Many thanks.
As always, happy roleplaying.
- Michelle

January 3, 2009
I hope everyone had an excellent new years. Small updates have been popping up over the last little bit. I wish you all the best for the upcoming year and plenty of more convoluted plots to be hatched!
As always, happy roleplaying.
- Michelle

December 29, 2008
Layout 10 is up, as well as several new pages such as the
extended guide and the timeline (both can be found under Begin) as well as the site history page that I put up as well (for those who'd like to see what the old headers used to look like.
I hope everyone's having an excellent non-denominational winter holiday and cheers for a stellar new year.
- Michelle

December 17, 2008
Gosh, it's been a while since I've done some updates. But let's see what I've done so far... The Members & Characters page has been updated (let me know on the OOC board if there are any errors pertaining to your information or that of your characters) as well as the individual boards. I am slowly going through and updating some things, like board descriptions. Please note the sudden jump in the death toll of the World Influenza Pandemic - this will be made a lot more clear once the new pages are up as well.
I hope you're all having a wonderful winter break (... I hope you all get breaks!) and happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

October 26, 2008
SURPRISE!
Just to let you all know, over the next week there's going to be a huge amount of updates going around the website. From updated board descriptions to the Members & Characters page to a new advertisement (finally).
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

October 9, 2008
Hey all! I did updates today (whoo!) and so the Members & Characters page has been updated, as well as the Living Quarter and the Live page (apartment, home, room boards). If anything's incorrect, just let me know and I'll fix it when I get a chance. For those in Canada, Happy Almost-Turkey Day! (Monday October 13.)
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

September 26, 2008
And I'm sure you all thought I had abandoned you... But I haven't and I didn't! School's been picking up the last (it may be only September, that my courses are only three months long so I'm a third of the way through all of my classes right now). I updated the housing links and I will get the Members and Characters updated this weekend. I hope you're all doing well with school and life in general. And for those who are curious about the surprise that I keep on taunting you all with... Well, it's coming soon! And by 'soon', I mean before my 19th birthday, so it is pretty soon (sort of).
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

September 1, 2008
So, I did some little updates around the site today (I cleaned out the Affiliates page, getting rid of all the highly inactive and no-longer-accessible affiliates that we had. I cut it down from I believe it was 16 to 6. Note to affiliates: if I took your site off and you believe it was an accident, do let me know so I can get you back up there). I'm in the process of updating the Members & Characters page, however I'm just not feeling it today but I do promise to get it done before the end of the week. I did update the advertisement so it reflects the the correct estimate of number of deaths due to the pandemic.
I hope you're not all have too much fun with school and such - do let me know if you're going to take a small hiatus to get back into the swing of things with juggling school and jobs.
As always,
- Michelle

August 2, 2008
So I basically ignored July of this year. I mean, exciting things happen in July (Canada Day, for one) but I didn't really do any major updates during the month. But I made up for it today! I updated the Members & Characters page (please check it out and make sure I got all your information correct). I also went around updating the boards a bit. Oh, and in case you haven't noticed, there is an activity check happening on the OOC board and the deadline to reply to that thread is 11:59pm board time on August 16, 2008. So I hope you all get to replying on that and letting me know what updates you would like for me to do.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

June 29, 2008


For all those who are reading this, the new section (called F.E.A.T.H.E.R. as you can, no doubt, tell) is now open! It is located in the Work section, underneath the links for F.A.I.N.T.S.
Also new is Database, a password protected board for B.I.R.D. and Discussion Room, a password protected board for La Resistenza. (If you would like access to Database, and you have a character who is a B.I.R.D. agent, please post the request for the access on the OOC board with your email so I may email it to you. If you would like access to the La Resistenza password protected boards, please also post a request on the OOC board - if you already have access, it is the same username and password combination.)
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

June 25, 2008

June 22, 2008
Two updates in one day? Must be a blue moon or something. Anyways, there is a new layout up, obviously. Please refresh if the colours look odd or you still see any parts of the green layout. Happy early 2nd birthday, Ames! Stock photography from steved_np3 at
stock.xchng.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

June 22, 2008
The members and characters page has been updated, please do check and see that I added the correct information about your character and about you there. If I didn't I apologize, just let me know on the OOC board to have it corrected. And where does the time go? It's nearly June 25, 2008 and we all know what that means.... Celebration time! That and a lot of studying on my part. Do I want to go and take a course on ecology, genetics and evolution? Not particularly.
As always, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

April 30, 2008
Fellow roleplayers! The
members and characters page has been updated, please check to make sure that I have the correct information up for you and your characters and let me know on the OOC board to have it corrected.
I'm enjoying my single week off before I start working full time, so anything you want me to get done this week, better tell me quick.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

April 5, 2008
Hey everyone, please check out the OOC board for a thread marked in red. Yes, it is what you think it is and yes, there is a deadline (a week from today). Please check it out, please read it and please reply to it.

Also, because it April, that means I do have finals coming up soon. My last final exam is on April 28th, so between now and then, posting from me will be a touch sporadic, but I'll do my best to keep things up-to-date. A new layout will be up by the end of the month, as well as some new boards/sections! So that's something to look forward too. I'll be sure to post here when those new places are up and running.
Cheers and happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

March 23, 2008
I hope that everyone is having a lovely long and relaxing weekend. I was, until I discovered that spending time shopping and not studying was probably a bad idea considering my impending doom (read: physics midterm) is coming up soon (Wednesday). So if you don't see me around from now until the evening of March 26th, you'll know why! Just a little heads-up in case you suddenly find that I am no where to be found. I'm off somewhere trying my best to make sense of all the rules and laws that I need to remember. And the formulas, oh the formulas. I most definitely should have spent Friday and Saturday studying. Oh well, you learn eventually.

Anyways, I finally did some small updates around the site. I'm quite pleased. It took me a while to realize that I had spelled La Resistenza incorrectly on the ultra top-secretive and very alluring La Resistenza pages. This is what lack of sleep does to you kids: it makes you forget how to spell a word that happens to be Italian (not one of the languages that I know how to speak, so that's my grand excuse).

As always, my cheerful fellow roleplayers, happy roleplaying.
- Michelle

March 9, 2008
The ultra, top-secretive and very alluring La Resistenza base (by 'base' I mean 'website section' and by 'ultra, top-secretive and very alluring', I mean that if your character is a part of La Resistenza, I'll email you the location and password to access the board) has been firmly established. It's kind of unnerving to think that such a place has been created (underground tunnels, safe houses, an armory, etc.), but then it's a rebellion so... Any decent rebellion needs to have an underground tunnel or two! If your characters have been recruited, just let me know on the OOC board so I can add your character to the list of La Resitenza members and give you the access information. (I do reserve the right to put a cap on the number of characters in the organization, can't have 95% of the city rebellion against a handful of BIRD agents!)
Updates on the Members & Characters page, various boards and pages have been done. If you notice that your character isn't up somewhere where he/she is supposed to be, just drop me a line and I'll get it fixed as soon as possible.
As always, happy roleplaying.
- Michelle

February 3, 2008
So yeah... Better late than never getting a post up in 2008! I hope that everyone had a safe and happy new years back in January. I got around to doing updates today. I updated the list of members and characters, I also updated character names on boards and added any links to house/apartment boards that were left for me to add via joining posts. Sorry it took so long for me to get around to it. I seem to be quite good at only doing updates about once a month now, and I promise to be a little bit better with it as time goes by. My school is about to start the 'midterm season' which pretty much lasts for most of February and the beginning of March. My first midterm was on the 1st and my second one is on the 8th, but fortunately I do have the week of February 17 to February 23 off so I plan to do quite a bit for the game during that time including: a layout change, a new plot poll and even the unveiling of a whole new section only accessible by people who play members of La Resistenza. So if you want in on the new and very secretive underground base of La Resistenza, either have your (new) character become a member of the movement or a financial supporter. More details about this will be up near the end of the month.
As always, happy roleplaying.
- Michelle

December 25, 2007

December 24, 2007
Well I hope that everyone is having a happy December - I know that suddenly the level of stress in my life went down once my finals were over! Anyways, this is layout number 7. Tell me what you think on the OOC board. Stock photography was by
dlbdesigns on sxc.hu. Anyways, I'm off to finish the updates I have planned to do today (updating the Members & Characters page - if you see anything that is incorrect, please let me know). I hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

November 22, 2007
Hello all! I have updated the Members & Characters page and there is a full list of members and characters that have been removed from that list (they will be removed from the boards over the next few days as well). If I have made a mistake well... Better let me know soon! And for the first time since Ames has been open, there is currently more male characters running around than there is female! The strange things that happen, eh? The pages for living quarters, rooms, apartments and houses have all been cleaned. Links leading to the homes of characters that have been removed from the M&C page have also been removed. Please note that I do not keep a record of the links to these particular boards.
House cleaning is always kind of nice, getting a sort of a 'fresh start' to everything. I will most likely get to cleaning up the board descriptions tomorrow and possibly even finally making use of the Director's Office in the BIRD building...? Poor Diedrick, he'll never know what hit him.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

November 19, 2007
Hello everyone! Just to let you know, the Activity Check (yes, there was one) ended on November 17th. If you had not replied to it, I will be taking your name and your characters off of the site. A full list of all names removed will be supplied after I get that done. Female characters are now welcomed with open arms into the game of Ames.
There has been a little problem with regards to coding theft, if you want to read more about it, there is a thread on the OOC board.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

October 26, 2007
Hello everyone! This is a long awaited update, I'm sure. I have gotten around to doing updates around the website and I have added new characters on to the
M&C page (five new male characters!!). There is still a ban on female characters, but the men are catching up! Currently the ratio for females to males is 15:13. I have should have added everyone's characters onto the boards where they belong, as well as adding all apartment/home boards that I was given (if I missed anything, please let me know!). I'm planning on having a new layout go up before November, so be on the look out for that.

The serial killer mini-plot is still on-going, if you want your character to take part in it, please ask on the OOC board to find out where the latest victim was found/who found them. There are also still characters for auditon available if you want to take part in the larger plot.
Cheers and all,
- Michelle

September 19, 2007
I hope everyone's been making a smooth transition back to school, I know mine hasn't exactly been that great! But I have finally gotten around to doing some updates! As of writing, I should have put up all supplied characters home and apartment boards. If I haven't or if I've mis-spelt your character's name, please let me know on the OOC board so that I can make those corrections! I have also updated the Members & Characters page with all the new characters that have been joined. It's great to see everyone active even though school has begun and you are all beginning to make me look bad! I hope to get caught up with all things around here soon.
Until next time, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

September 3, 2007
A few of the auditioned-for roles have opened up! They include Daniel Braun (COUGH Chief of Staff) and Vincent Bianchi (Leader of La Resistenza), among other roles! Please check them out on the Auditions page for more information regarding the characters.
The mini-plot that involves a loose serial killer is still going on, if you have any questions, just ask on the OOC board. The park seems to be a favourite place for these unfortunate deaths to occur! Now the only question is: can the killer be found before all the fingers are pointed towards La Resistenza?
All site updates have been done (as of writing), which includes updating members, characters and boards. If you notice any problems with what I've changed, please let me know on the OOC Board. Thanks!
And... I do realize that school has already started for some (or it's going to start very soon for others, such as myself) and I know that occasionally school does to take a priority. I'm not expecting everyone to post ten times in one day, but four to five posts a week would be nice?
Until next time, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

August 19, 2007
There are currently only two characters left on the Auditions page. They are Edmond "Eddie" Hunt (neutral party) and Andrew Giovanni (sides with La Resistenza). More about the characters including more description involving their roles and jobs are all on the auditions page.
Many thanks to Lor for suggesting the newest mini-plot that can involve many characters. There's a serial killer loose in Ames and there are currently no clues as to whom the murderer is. Of course, BIRD agents are all busy investigating and perhaps some clues point towards a certain 'fictional' gang?
All site updates have been done (members and characters, boards, home boards). If you notice that I have made a little mistake, just let me know on the OOC board.
Until next time, happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

July 29, 2007
To all affiliates that happen to visit this site. I've gone through all the listed affiliates and I have taken off all the links to sites that are no longer existing, incredibly inactive (ie. no new posts since March) or listed as being closed. If I have accidently taken off your site which is still alive and kicking, please drop me a note on the OOC board so I can add you back up and I apologize in advance if that is what I have done.
There are still several characters up for grabs on the Auditions page, so go ahead and take a look. Maybe you'll read a description of a character that you'd like to roleplay.
I hope everyone's having a great weekend.
- Michelle

July 26, 2007
New layout! I'm quite pleased with it and I hope that everyone else is as well. This is version 6 and I actually didn't take the photos for this one, the images came from
sxc.hu, which is a great stock photography site for those who've never heard of it. If you're having any problems with the new layout, please let me know on the OOC board and I'll try to get them resolved as quickly as possible.
I'm going to be doing updates over the weekend (ie. new members!!! and characters!!!) so if there's any apartment/room/house boards you'd like me to put up, please let me know on the OOC board.
Cheers to summer.
- Michelle

July 17, 2007
Happy belated birthday, Ames! The game is now over one year old, way to go everyone. And I couldn't have done it without all of you who make it all worthwhile.
Welcome back to Angelsnobody and Sara. And welcome to Becca!
New characters include Candace Thomson, Dawson Fitzgerald, Dorian Marcantonio and Three MacKinney.
A new layout is coming very soon... It's almost done!
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

June 23, 2007
I've updated the site with all the new characters! I will be finished with exams by the end of this upcoming week (finally!) so I'll get more active, I promise.
New characters: Jack Lee, Gabriel Devon, Marisol Casilla, Drisana Downes, Wendy Conway and Juliet Curello. (4/6 of them are teachers! ... Just thought I'd point that out to you all.)
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

June 13, 2007
I've updated the site with new links for apartments, houses and living quarters boards. I'm currently in the process of updating the boards with the new characters, if you notice that I've accidently forgotten your character or mispelt a character's name, please let me know.
There are quite a few people that are currently on hiatus or will be going on hiatus soon due to vacations or shudders exams. For the next two weeks, I will be busying with studying for my final exams. I promise to try to keep the site updated as best as I can and get on as often as possible to write some posts. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but it'll get better once I'm finished with my exams.
New members: Chaz and Chandone!
New characters: Daniel Braun, Cutter Sutton, Kalain McNally, Sin Battelle and Phillie Hughes.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

May 31, 2007
I've updated the
Live page with all the new links to apartment and home boards. I am pretty sure that I've added everything correctly, but if you see a mistake, please tell me on the OOC board.
A special welcome to the new members Puma, Sara, Lor and Erica. New characters include Denise Hunter, Dorian Marcantonio, Oscar Aliss, Vera Lebedev and Tobias Mann.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

May 25, 2007
Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of updates recently. May has been a very busy month and we've got new members and characters running around the site! A special welcome to Emily, who plays General Dimitri Brakus off of the Auditions page. Other new characters include Domonic Tarlton, Jay Black, Brahm Farat and Channing Grace. Updates are being done around the site as we speak.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

April 28, 2007
There have been some updates done around the site, mainly the
Members & Characters page as well as the Auditions page.
I've noticed activity drooping just a touch and I'm hoping that we can fix that! I've been doing plenty of advertising today and hopefully it'll pay off.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

April 18, 2007
There's been updates done around the site! I've updated the Members & Characters page as well as put up some new member-made apartment boards.
And a belated welcome to Chaos.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

April 6, 2007
I've done some updates around the site. The staff page (aka my little profile) has been updated. I can't believe I forgot to update my age even though I've been 17 for a while now... Anyways, I've also updated the Copyright/Disclaimer/Credits page. Infringment of copyright laws is a pretty big issue right now with the internet since anyone can just decide that they like something and select it, copy and paste it somewhere without anyone being nonethewiser. Please read the page for more information.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

April 3, 2007
Darn, I missed updating on April Fool's!
I've added another apartment to the new building (Le Cynge).
Keep up the great activity, everyone! Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

March 21, 2007
A new residential building has been added, Le Cynge (The Swan) is an apartment building for those who don't want to live in houses.
Undercover names of BIRD agents have been added to the M&C page to avoid confusion of those names being used.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

March 20, 2007
Welcome to Wraith!
I've done updates around the site, please let me know if something needs to be fixed.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

March 19, 2007
The new layout is up! If you're still looking at the old layout (version 4 which featured a very lovely violet header image), please
click here to get to the new one (and change your bookmarks!).
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

March 18, 2007
Welcome to Kate!
Thanks to all that replied to the activity check. Yes, we lost a lot of people, but we still have a great group of roleplayers who post regularly. I'm glad you're all here.
The following have been removed from the members and characters page, if you think this is a mistake and had posted that you were away and I'd forgotten, please let me know of the OOC board.

Alicia - Tay Morgan
Belial - Han-Eul Choi
Cinnamon - Ashleigh Kavanagh
Katers - Anna-Molly Christoffer, Oliver Venitti
Kcat - Malayia Hunter, Riley Brooks, Tobias Hunter
Maji - Derek Bloom
Mari - Aurore Moreaux, Tristian Way
Rye - Desmond Belznik, Hannelore de Veswick
Sayruh - Dimitra Trivelli
Scion - Ruka Wilde
SongDragon - Wings D'mitri
Starve - Marcus Ashcraft

I've done updates around the site. If you see anything that needs to be fixed, please let me know on the OOC board.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

March 10, 2007
Welcome to Peppermint and Ala! I hope both of you enjoy it here!
There's been a few updates done around the site, please let me know if any changes need to be done.
And I think I need to tweak how regularly I change the time here. Every two weeks for a month is kind of.. well.. short. Any suggestions on this? Please let me know on the OOC board.
There is an activity check at the OOC board. Please reply to the appropriate thread.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

March 1, 2007
Welcome to SongDragon!
There's been some updates done around the site, if your character's name has mysteriously disappeared from where it's supposed to be, please let me know.
I know that I haven't been very active lately and I'd like to thank those who have been for being active. School's been taking up a lot of my time lately and I do wish it wasn't, but I can't do very much about that. If you could all go out and coax some of your fellow roleplaying buddies to join, that'd be great.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

February 10, 2007
Welcome to the new members: Taylor, Alicia, Katers and JD*!
I've done updates around the site, if you see anything that needs to be fixed, please tell me on the OOC board.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

February 2, 2007
In character news: There has been another significant jump in the death count (from 117.8 to 122.1) and it now March 2010.

I've been updating around the site and I would like to ask for a little bit more activity? I know that some people have joined and then kind of disappeared or never posted their characters. So this is sort an activity check. Unless you've posted your absence for any amount of time, everyone needs to post at least one of their characters once within the next week (unti Saturday February 10) before I start redoing the Members & Characters page.
Welcome back, Kcat!
And there are still many roles to be filled out for the plot. The plot was polled on and agreed on by you, the members, so let's see it happen!
- Michelle

January 21, 2007
In character news: There has been a significant jump in the number of lives claimed by the avian influenza (from 114.3 million to 117.8 million) from January to February. The numbers will be announced via radio, newspapers and television shows.

I've updated the Members & Characters page. Welcome to Cinnamon.
I'm putting a temporary ban on female characters until we get at least 12 male characters running around here. Please check out the Auditions page to see if there are any characters you would like to play. They all differ greatly from genders, ages and roles in the plot. I want to get the plot happening sometime soon so we'll need some of the roles filled!
- Michelle

January 3, 2007
I hope that everyone had a great New Year's Eve/Day. Just to let you all know, I've updated the Members & Characters page so if you notice that I have the wrong information up for you or your characters, please let me know on the OOC board.
Cheers to 2007!
- Michelle

December 31, 2006
I hope everyone's been having a good holiday (off from school or work) and that everyone will have a good New Year's Eve/Day. I'm glad to see active members!
I'm off to do a bit of advertising.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

December 24, 2006


Welcome to all you new members! I hope everyone's having a good holiday.
Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

December 21, 2006
Hey everybody! If the colours are looking a little off, it's because there's a new layout!
Click here to go to the new layout.
I hope everyone will have a safe and happy holiday as well as a welcome break from school/work.
I'm off to do a bit of advertising. ^^
- Michelle

December 15, 2006
Welcome to all new members! The Members and Characters page has been updated, if you see anything that needs to be changed, please tell me on the OOC board. A new layout will be coming soon. Things all over the game are being updated so if you see something that looks off, just tell me.
- Michelle

November 13, 2006
If you still see layout number two (a city for lost souls) then please click
here to view the new layout!
[Edit] A new page for characters that can be auditioned for is located: here. Descriptions of characters are avaliable, appearences are completely up to you. [/Edit]
And, as always, remember to invite your friends here.
- Michelle

November 12, 2006
The following members and characters were deleted off of the Members & Characters page for failing to reply to the Activity Check from November 5 - November 11. 16 members and 30 characters

Angelsnobody - Benjamin Ackhart, Candace "Ace" Gates
Annie - Daisuke Ryuwon Kim-Matsumoto
Ellis - Arien Rosenfeld, Ezekiel Rosefeld
Emily - Varian Smith
Jade - Jade Driscol, Kristyna Alva, Sajhiri Pertinax
Kcat - Malayia Hunter, Riley Brooks, Tobias Hunter
Lala - Luar Silva
Lem - Amarene DePorte, Kaelia DePorte, Natala Kent
Lou - Vincent Quattrochi
Mone - Esther Pickerman
Moony - Colleen Finnagin, Ramses Blake
Mushy/Mandy - Alexandre Waldgrave, Jericho Hadrien, Merpati "Vera" Jayadi, Neon Wright, Parjurit Farida
Pookums - Helena Krystale Kruspe
Poptart - Shuan O'Hara, Valere Benoit
Slyer - Chael Acton
Tigris - Rainer Haas

If you are one of these people and would like to continue roleplaying at Ames, you will have to rejoin.
Many of the boards have been cleared as well. There is going to be a new layout coming up this week as well.
- Michelle

October 21, 2006
Hey everybody, sorry for the long time between updates!
Updates have been done, if I missed anything please tell me.
Auditions are still going on, these are roles that will be important for the plot that still has not been completed. So check it out to see if any characters or roles intrigue you.
As always, remember to coerce your friends into joining.
And last, but never least: Activity makes the world go round.
- Michelle

October 9, 2006
Happy Thanksgiving to anyone who is Canadian (or anyone who just celebrating early!
Updates have been done and I'm pretty sure that I have remembered everything (if I haven't, just tell me).
Affiliates: I have updated the affiliates page for Ames. Any affiliates that had not been active for over two months were taken off the page. If you believe that I had taken off a link to your site by accident (meaning, your site is active) please tell me on the OOC board. Thanks.
Auditions are still going on! The roles or characters marked with asterisks are important to the plot so we still need those spots filled! And last but not least:
Remember to coerce your friends into joining, it'll make me that much happier!
- Michelle

September 30, 2006
Wow, it's almost October! Hard to imagine that it's been less than a month since school started up and I've been doing labs and papers for only less than a month! I have done updates around the site and the Members & Characters page was one of the pages updated. Remember that it is now a rule that all characters need a place to live.
Ames has been up and open for over three months! Activity is a little down, but I'm blaming that on school starting up and homework and projects and the like. If you could all recruit some people to come and join, I'd be forever grateful!
- Michelle

September 22, 2006
The list of characters has been updated as well as the boards with character homes. If I did forget to put your character's home board onto the appropriate page, please tell me!
And, as always, remember to bribe or coerce ask your friends to come and join! The more the merrier.
- Michelle

September 17, 2006
Updates have been done, if your character isn't listed where he or she is supposed to be, feel free to yell at me on the OOC board.
Remember to bribe or coerce ask your friends to come and play here!
- Michelle

September 14, 2006
Finally an update! But yes.. I've updated some things around the site.. If your character isn't listed on the Members and Characters page or I've forgotten to list them on the appropriate boards, feel free to yell at me and have me correct that. Happy roleplaying!
- Michelle

September 5, 2006
It's that time of year again where people start to put fresh pieces of lined paper into binders and start thinking of ways to decorate their lockers. And I know that school is very important and a top priority in a lot of our lives. That being said, my activity will be going down a little because of school (attendence, school, etc) but I will still be around. Most of my roleplaying will probably be restricted to evenings or weekends, if I'm able to. However, I will continue to keep the site updated as best as I can.
Auditions are still going on, the Members & Characters page has been updated as well as anything else that needs to be updated, I believe.
- Michelle

September 3, 2006
The Members & Characters page has been updated (if anything needs to be corrected, please tell me on the OOC board).
The rules have been updated. The new total of rules is 21.
Auditions are still going on so please check that out!
- Michelle

August 27, 2006
The Members & Characters page has been updated (if you see anything that needs to be corrected, please tell me on the OOC board!). We now have twenty-five characters!
Auditions for roles and characters are still ongoing. There are plenty of characters and roles to choose from so please check that out.
And I'm off to advertise again.
[EDIT #1] If you've noticed that the colours have changed, that's because there's a new layout! Please click here to view the new layout.
[EDIT #2] The plot page is now up. Click here to see it. More information will be added later on.
- Michelle

August 21, 2006
Cafe Canari and Centre de Recreation are both now up! They can be found thru the PLAY link.
There is also a page for AUDITIONS that can be found thru the OOC link. So please check that out if you're interested! There are some key characters that will be rather important in the upcoming plot!
And now I'm off to advertise some more. ^^
- Michelle

August 12, 2006
Results from the poll: Everyone pretty much voted for choices #1 (cafe/coffe house/diner) and #4 (recreational centre). So those will be both added very soon! They will be called: Cafe Canari (Canary Cafe) and Centre de Recreation (Recreation Centre).
The new plot has been voted on and it will be happening very soon. There is going to be an audition for key parts of this plot. If you didn't get a chance to vote, you can still see what you missed by clicking here.
- Michelle

August 7, 2006
There is currently a poll going on the OOC board. Please reply to it (it regards possible new boards and a possible new plot!) no later than Saturday August 12.
The Members & Characters page has been updated! We now have 11 members and 24 characters!
- Michelle

August 4, 2006
Wow, it's already August! Welcome to all new members, I'm glad you all joined! I have updated the Members & Characters page today and if you happen to notice anything that needs to be corrected, please post on the OOC board about it.
Just a heads up, there will be some new boards appearing around the site over the weekend!
- Michelle

July 21, 2006
I just thought I'd say 'hi' to all the new members! There's no much new updates besides that the Members and Characters page has been updated (if you see anything that needs to be changed, please let me know) and if your character has a house or room or living quarters board to get up, just post the link and your character's name on the OOC board.
If you'd like to advertise Ames and get some of your friends to join, it'd be really appreciated!
- Michelle

July 14, 2006
Welcome to all new members! I'd like to ask for a bit of help with recruiting new members if you could spare some time, it'd be great and really helpful.
The members and characters page has been updated and if you see anything that needs to be corrected, please let me know as soon as possible.
- Michelle

July 9, 2006
Just another update from the owner! Welcome to the new members and I ask if you have time to just advertise Ames a bit or suggest that some of your friends join.
A page of audition-able people/positions will be up sometime this week. Some of the positions will be the Director of BIRD, a FAINTS General and the Chief of the COUGH Hospital. So be sure to look out for that!
- Michelle

July 1, 2006
Happy Canada Day to all those who celebrate it and to those who do not. (I happen to celebrate it, which is why I'm wishing everyone a Happy Canada Day.) Anyways, I have been advertising a lot lately and I hope that Ames gains some new members this weekend! Welcome to all new members!
- Michelle

June 27, 2006
Welcome to all new members! <- I just thought I'd say that before I disappear to go off and advertise some more.
- Michelle

June 25, 2006
Ames is open! Welcome to everyone! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask on the OOC board.
- Michelle

June 20, 2006
Began creation of Ames.
- Michelle

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