First Hexing Assignments (year 2)First Hexing Assignments (year 2)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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CRS 101 - Introduction to Dollmaking - an introduction on how to create dolls that are proper vessels for a curse
The dark classroom glows red with the light of tapered black tallow candles, each dripping a blood like wax onto the floor and walls in a suspended trickle. Each student has a similar black candle burning upon their desk, though these are unfortunately shaped from humanoid molds, their waxy bodies melting with a gruesome display of crimson droplets. Every desk is meant to seat multiple students, and each has been given freedom to ch
Otherworlde Tournament: Round 1ROUND ONE STARTS: September 8Otherworlde Tournament: Round 12 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
ROUND ONE ENDS: September 22
Wren [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red] Elissa
Kyran [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red] Magdalene
Alan [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red] Egorii
Jack [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red] Akusha
Jade Lyn [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red] Vega
Fefin [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red] Jordanna
Orpheo [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red] Cierdel
Xenos [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red] Samantha
Sutton [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red] Persula
STRATEGY: Submit lots of content during the two weeks to push your EXP higher than your opponent's so you can win the EXP battle. And be sure to work hard on your tournament entry (which is essentially a deviation showing your character defeating the other -- artwork, writing, comic, it's up to you
Halloween Plans! Art Trade and DanceHalloween Plans! Art Trade and Dance2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Greetings, greetings! Top student of the academy here to inform you of some current events - my name is Helmy, by the way, in case you don't recognize me. Which you should.
Anyway! Halloween is approaching and as would be expected, the academy is making plans. First up, some very... uncomfortable situations have unfolded. I'm not sure if you noticed but it seems our wardrobes and closets have switched and we're stuck with each other's clothing. I think this might be the phantasms hinting that we should be each other for Halloween, perhaps... but anyway, you're stuck wearing another person's clothes until you can find your own. Good luck.
Draw your partner's character in your character's clothes!
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Character Creation and RulesA comprehensive guide to roleplaying in RP groups can be found here for further reference: http://fav.me/d4ya3ypCharacter Creation and Rules2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please be sure to adhere to the following rules when creating characters to enroll in Otherworlde:
Characters must be paranormal, supernatural, or magical in some way. No basic humans without any magical ability are allowed (though witches and warlocks certainly are).
Furries are not allowed. Characters can be nekomimis (ears and tail) but no more. Shapeshifters who turn into animals are perfectly fine as long as their humanoid form isn't furry.
Characters should fit the atmosphere of the location. This is a very dark place, so please don't have overly colorful characters or dress them in basic street clothes. They should represent the horror theme.
Characters must be sixteen or older. Exceptions might be made if your character is younger
OCTS: The eternal struggleEDITS::OCTS: The eternal struggle2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Mixed Media thoughts revised
- Fairness thoughts updated and added to
- full revision, spell check, and addition of thoughts
As we enter another year of OCTS and adventures here on deviantart, let's take a time to read and review!
Disclaimer: this is not a personal attack against any OCT's, oct admins, or conduct of oct admin teams in general. These are observations, thoughts, and tips that I felt should be taken into consideration when one decides they want to run an OCT in hopes that it makes things a little easier for people.
Like I said above, this is not a personal attack against any OCT admin team or OCT in general. Every oct is different, someone doing things differently from the norm is not bad. These are all merely tools and guidelines meant to help. I've heard about personal attacks being made using both my posts about OCT's as a way of bullying and pushing around the admins of other Tournament groups, and I do not condone it in t
Freshman OrientationA large, ancient book sits upon a pedestal in the ground level of Otherworlde Castle. The entire floor is silent, and you can hear your footsteps against the stone, and perhaps even your heartbeat.Freshman Orientation2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You're not certain what you're supposed to be doing, but as you approach the tome, a voice whispers in your ear. "Why, hello, prospective student of Otherworlde. I take it you seek to pilfer our knowledge?"
"Yes," you say, looking around yourself for the source of the voice. You cannot find it. "How do I enroll?"
A sharp cackle fills the room, and you swear you see red mist lurking about -- or perhaps it's not mist; it seems to be more solid, though you only catch a glimpse of it from the corner of your eye. "Simply prick your finger and sign your name in blood, right here on the enrollment contract."
A chill passes over you. You knew that pain would be involved when studying in an academy for dark magic, but you hadn't anticipated it would come so quickly. However, you've worked hard to get
Available ClassesIndividuals may take classes that are at their level or below.Available Classes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PR stands for "Prerequisite," meaning the student must have completed and passed the listed class(es).
How are classes chosen?
At the beginning of the quarter, you update your application with the classes you wish your student to take. Your student can take a maximum of three (3) classes in an Otherworlde year. A year is three months of real life time. But be careful, make sure you have the time for those classes!
What is an assignment and how do I get it?
Assignments are posted by the teachers in the assignments journal every month, on the first of the month. The students taking that class are listed under the class, and you turn in your assignment by submitting it to the group, then posting it onto the journal with the name of the student and the class. The teacher will update the assignment list to show you finished your assignm
Castle GroundsCastle Grounds2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These dormitories are exclusively for the first year students in the beginner program. The building was constructed with millions of human and other paranormal bones, and the furniture inside is made from carved bone.
These dormitories are for the second year students engaging in intermediate level classes. Blood spews from the faucets and showers for a couple of minutes before clearing, and the surfaces have blood beneath them, hidden below clear crystal.
These dormitories are for third year students studying advanced level classes. This building was constructed using gravestones. It is very haunted by the spirits of those graves that were disturbed in the making of it. And there might literally be a skeleton in your closet.
These dormitories are for fourth year students studying expert level classes. The dormitor
Assignments (October)Please fetch your assignment by clicking on the proper school for your class. Don't forget that you have until November 1, 2012 to finish your assignment.Assignments (October)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your character must pass minimum two classes to graduate to the next level, and your character must pass one class to remain in the academy. If you get a 0 on an assignment by not turning it in, you must get a minimum 4 and 5 on your next assignments to pass.
You cannot switch or add classes from the point that assignments are posted. When turning in an assignment, post it on the class journal. If you don't, you don't get a grade.
General Education: OTW 101, 102, 104, 202
General Education: OTW 103, 105, 201, 203
Come one, come all, to the Otherworlde Dance!The Otherworlde Dance is our first event - it begins July 15 and ends on August 15. So, that means every event (if ongoing) listed below has an end date of August 15. You can pick and choose contests and RP events you want to attend!Come one, come all, to the Otherworlde Dance!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Did you submit your character to our pairing poll? Since there haven't been too many yet, we'll keep it open a few days more - please do sign up if you haven't gotten a date yet!
Dance Date Meme
Do you need a cute meme to do with your new pairing partner, or that sexy person your character asked out? Look no further than this lovely meme!
Dance King and Queen
There will be a dance king and queen at the official Otherworlde Dance (July 21). Send the group a note with your vote - it will be kept private but you'll be awarded 5 EXP for your participation. You must choose two students, one for king and one for queen. They do not have to be male or female to get the title. Th
Otherworlde Policy ChangesDrake says:Otherworlde Policy Changes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello, students, hello! A large group of teachers had a convention earlier and established some new policies for the way our academy is going to run. Some also need reminding. Please read everything carefully.
Best 2 Grades Policy
When you're taking a class, there are three assignments given to you. Your best two grades will be taken from all assignments you turn in for that class and will become your final grade. If you like your fist two grades, you can skip your third assignment.
For example, if you score a 1 and a 5 on your first two, and you decide to take a 0 on your third by skipping it, you'll still pass because you scored 6 points, meaning your average is 3 (the minimum to pass a class). If you score two 5's in the first two months, you can skip your third assignment because you already earned a 5 in the class!
This is effective now, which means if you already like your first two grades, you can safely ignore your third as
Macabre OC ContestAfter some debating, I have results!Macabre OC Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First Place: $30 USD or the equivalent in dA points
Awarded because it is incredibly, incredibly creepy to look at... I actually can't look at the picture for more than a couple of seconds before I always want to navigate away.
Second Place: $20 USD or the equivalent in dA points
The design of this creature is so cool, while also being really appealing to look at! I like that he lacks legs.
Third Place: $10 USD or the equivalent in dA points
This is super eerie and interesting to look at at the same time, one of the few that lacked a definitive human form. Worm-like creatures are always very interesting.
Some special mentions, other entries I debated against these that I also adored (they will be given a $5 or 400 DA Point honorary prize):
There were a lot of very good entries, and a wide range of macabre subjects!
You all d
Update your student: REQUIRED!:iconotherworlde: :iconotherworlde: :iconotherworlde: :iconotherworlde:Update your student: REQUIRED!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATES ARE DUE BY APRIL 1
Students, the end of the school year is soon approaching, which means another year is about to begin. This means that your applications need to be edited to reflect your new standing. You're proud of your new standing, right?
The Following are Required:
- To update your student's standing from "Beginner" to "Intermediate" if you have passed (or anticipate to pass) at least two classes. (Or from "Intermediate" to "Advanced", etc)
- To update your student's age by one year (doesn't apply if your character does not age)
- To select your new classes!
The Following are NOT Required:
- To update your character's profile "History" to include a short summary of what your character did in their academic
Assignments (December)Please fetch your assignment by clicking on the proper school for your class. Don't forget that you have until December 23, 2012 to finish your assignment.Assignments (December)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
REMEMBER, you only need to turn in two assignments to pass as long as you scored six points total on the two assignments. If you scored a 5 and a 5, thus meaning you'd get a 5 for your GPA, you do not need to do your third assignment. A 3 and a 3 also means you passed. Feel free to take this month off if you want, though your teacher may like you more if you suck up and do your extra assignment
Your character must pass a minimum two classes to graduate to the next level, and your character must pass one class to remain in the academy.
You cannot switch or add classes from the point that assignments are posted. When turning in an assignment, post it on the class journal. If you don't, you don't get a grade.
General Education: OTW 101, 102, 104, 202
Assignments (August 2012)Please fetch your assignment by clicking on the proper school for your class. Don't forget that you have until September 1, 2012 to finish your assignment.Assignments (August 2012)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keep in mind that your submission will get a 1.5x multiplier bonus if you include your class's teacher in the assignment.
You can "drop" a course at any time, but you will not get credit for the course. Your character must still pass minimum two classes to graduate to the next level, and your character must pass one class to remain in the academy.
You cannot switch or add classes from the point that assignments are posted.
General Education: OTW 101, 102, 104
General Education: OTW 103, 105
It's Like A DA Bookclub! YAY!So since I didn't know what to read... I created a poll... and wound up with a booklist as long as my arm. 0_0 These be too many books for one girl, had to share! Thanks for the suggestions guys! They're brilliant! Found some goodies already on my kindle, currently starting on Corporeal Daughters by our very own deviant bandeau can't tell you what I think yet. I kinda opened it and then got distracted by something shiny.. Oh yeah, this list. I figure you guys can fave this if you want and when you're struggling for ideas you can have a looksee. All recommended by wonderful devious deviants. Or you can look at my poll... but this is alphabetemetized and AWESOMEIt's Like A DA Bookclub! YAY!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just to give you an idea.. I'm going to put emoticons by these.
Means I have personally read it and loved it or at least liked it Tolkien, Abercrombie and Erikson are my top three.
Means that more than one deviant suggested this to me
Means LOOOADS of deviants suggested it to me.
Otherworlde Academy WebsiteAs many of our members know, Otherworlde Academy has been in development as an indie website for a while!Otherworlde Academy Website9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here to bring you some sneak peeks...
Custom Chat System
Custom Forum System
Dorm Rooms For Collected Items
Avatar System (Mix and Match Hair, Clothes, Expressions, Etc)
We're going to be running a kickstarter somewhere around mid November, so look out for it if you're interested! n_n
Some of the rewards include exclusive digital content, prints made by some super awesome artists, postcards, mailed admissions letters, buttons, and other swag.
We might hold a contest with some of the prizes including beta invites, cash, dA Points, etc. Would anyone be interested in participating?
Otherworlde Times, Issue #1Otherworlde Times, Issue #12 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The shadowmancy teacher, Drake, is holding an armful of newspapers. As the students walk by, he hands them to each of them, snorting a little as he does. "I don't know why I was given the responsibility to hand these out. I can't even read. How am I supposed to know what's in them? I mean, seriously."
Eventually, the bacon-loving teacher just plops down on a bench somewhere and allows his shadow tendrils to hand out the newspapers. Someone's got to do this job. He just happened to be the lucky one picked to do it first.
OTHERWORLDE TIMES: The Official Academy Newspaper
Issue #1, 1/05/2013
The academy knows that new students have been admitted and it's becoming more dangerous with every tardy. If you attend all of your classes on time, you'll avoid the academy's wrath... however, if you start skipping classes, you better be ready to have your powers malfunction, your dorm room lo
Sadistic Santa (Partners announced)Helmy says:Sadistic Santa (Partners announced)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Where I come from, it's tradition to be assigned someone you know to make them some sort of gift for Xmas. You get a list of what they're wishing for, and then you... improvise with what you decide to put under their Christmas Tree... hee hee.
So, let's say that someone wishes for socks (that they'll wear in bed *stare*), candy canes, and chocolate. You could give them socks that always smell like cheese no matter how much you wash them, lint-flavored candy canes, and moldy chocolate... hahahaaa~! Think of it like Halloween and Xmas mixed into one.
Here are the instructions if you want to join our Sadistic Santa:
First, have your character post up their wishlist! It can be as long or short as you want, but try to have at least two things.
Next, you'll be contacted with who your partner is, a couple of days from the posting of this event. You have until December 25 to grant their wish. How y
Murderer (Update Oct 10) Oct 9, 2012 -- Killer and Seer notified.Murderer (Update Oct 10)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Someone was killed the night of the 9th, kicking off the game. At 5 PM CST Oct 10, the first lynching will happen!
The students lynched Persula the day of Oct 10th. Will this be the end of the madness?
HALLOWEEN RP EVENT GAME
A strange calm has settled over the academy, but with it comes a promise of a blood moon... the new quarter has gone well so far, but such pleasantries never last forever. A murderer walks among you, one of your own -- a student -- and that murderer plans on striking every night to take a life.
By day, the murderer is just like you, a student attending classes. But all of you are scared. You don't want to be killed. So you get together by daylight and come up with suspects for who could be the murderer, and then you act as a mob and lynch the suspected student. But were they the killer? Who knows... though if the deaths stop,
Elementalism AssignmentsWhen you have completed your assignment, please comment it here on this journal with the name of your student. THEN equally submit it to assignments. I will decline submission if I do not see a comment here.Elementalism Assignments2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Open entering the class, one could feel the drop in temperature, as if walking into a freezer, their breath showing as they breathed. A moment later the Elementalism professor enters the room with papers under one arm and the other covering yawn, as if just woken up. As he places the papers on the desk, he looks up with a confused look and then laughs.
"My apologies, seems the building is currently having fun," He chuckles as he flicks his hand and soon the temperature raises to a comfortable warmth. "Much better."
He leans against his table, arms crossed as he watches his students for a moment before breaking out into another laugh. "Well now that we're all comfortable, lets get introduction out of the way. My name is Eratos Vasilios and I'll be your Elementalism<
Welcome to the Hiems Mansion!A young, red-haired boy watched as the dawn illuminated the massive mansion’s entrance in front of him. The bursts of blue fire along the entrance flickered out one by one as warm yellow light lightened the tongue-shaped walkway. The light filled the cracks in the mansion’s dark gray and purple walls.Welcome to the Hiems Mansion!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The eye’s massive spherical shape lazily turned until faced him. He tensed, thinking back to the friends he’d met when he found this place, the first generation of hosts. They had vanished, even three of the five hosts who’d stepped up to help him afterward had vanished too, and he dreaded the mansion was to blame. The pupil shifted to its normal purple color, bright in the early light, and glanced off toward another part of the mansion. His tension didn’t ebb, though he felt two presences approaching him from behind.
He turned to find
Hexing Assignments year 2 Take 3Hexing Assignments year 2 Take 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
((Kindly place a link to your assignment in a message attached to this journal. If you're doing a written assignment, please remember a word count, thank you!))
The male teacher stands in front of his students. "Due to recent events regarding the murder of my son, Mimsy shall not be teaching as our usual rotation would allow. The woman is emotionally compromised and would provide you with sloppy instructions. Let us begin."
CRS 101 - Introduction to Doll Making
In front of each student a large tin box has been placed. "These are your kits, filled with leathers, clays, stitching material, fabric, knives, ect. You will be constructing your first voodoo doll. I shall not be showing you how to curse these appropriately for the purpose of these dolls shall be to hone your skills. Using the materials of that box, and what you may find else where, you will be replicating a student as life like as you can manage. Do not forget to
- Story // Setting★ Introduction::► A perfect world. A world without pain and suffering-- without depression, suicide, sexual abuse, gender advantages, torture-- at least for them. The whole world has gone straight to hell. Small islands such as Hawaii have completely drowned and no longer exist, while main lands have shifted together, creating one giant Pangaea. The shifting happens on a regular basis, bringing unpredictable weather and violent happenings. Cities have completely fallen thanks to the earthquakes-- which also make it impossible to rebuild. For humans, harsh punishments are given for the smallest of crimes. The comfort of prison is rarely an option as criminals are eliminated immediately. Humans live rather peacefully thanks to a little fear, not only because of the law, but because of the Tibumeru as well.- Story // Setting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
► Shark people with strange abilities and seemingly immortal traits came out of seemingly no where the moment the world began flooding. Amazing c