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Journal Entry: Thu Jun 5, 2014, 8:10 AM







September 3rd- non-human secondary characters!

Full secondary character files will be available next weekend, September 8-9th.
There will be 10 in total, 5 per time.

Round 1: 10PM EST / 7PM PST Saturday the 8th
Round 2: 10AM EST / 7AM PST Sunday the 9th

For this particular round, if you already have 2 or more non-human characters (including your main), you will not be able to purchase until an hour after round 2 begins.

If you have any unused passes, you will not be able to purchase. You are, however, able to upgrade a human pass to a non-human pass (free of charge). Remember, it's always better (and cheaper) to reuse an old secondary character pass (if you have one, and aren't using the character) rather than to make a new character. That only costs 3,500 G, and can be used whenever!

The price after this round will increase, FYI (7,000 G-> 10,000 G).
The human secondary character file will remain unchanged. The price for next weekend will still be 7,000 G.




August 11th- welcome to toffee town

Hello everybody! As you may or may not have noticed, we have accepted our new members to the group!

I will slowly be adding everybody to the hub (unstash your apps now, please!). If you have a conditional acceptance, please make the changes before the deadline! I will also be posting a new event tonight, and a couple of new quests to get you started!

The warmest of welcomes to all (15 and 2 conditionals) of you! (: There are a few things you should do:
  • If you have twitter, follow the EE twitter ( @ EclairExpress ). Most updates will be posted there first.
  • If you have discord (highly recommended), note the group to be invited to the chatroom!
  • Join the forum (if you plan to use it). Send a note after doing so for your registration to be accepted!
  • Submit your character to the gallery (Toffee Town Villagers folder) so everyone can meet you!
  • Read this journal about all the EE internal systems (housing, submissions, items, FP, etc.)
We hope you will have fun here in the group (with the rest of us).


If you didn't get in:

There was a specific problem with your app: I will comment on your join request asking if you want a critique of what to improve on. If this comment doesn't appear within 24 hours then you probably fall into category 2. If you don't plan on reapplying, there is no need to reply.

Some general reasons for decline:
  • Your reason for coming to Toffee Town doesn't make much sense. It's a small town in the middle of nowhere, so it's not necessarily a great place to make it big. A lot of people went for the 'starting fresh' or 'becoming independent' route, which is fine.
  • Your character's personality lacks balance- you've listed negative traits, but described them positively (ie. they worry a lot and may be pushy but only if you give them reason to, etc. It's weak!). Or all your negative traits focus on one point. We don't get a good feel for your character.
  • Lack of reason to be hybrid- 0 mention of what being a hybrid in the community is like. Not every depiction has to be depressing nor does every hybrid history have to focus on discrimination, but some mention is required.
  • Lack of correlation between history and personality- you put a lot of emphasis on something in the personality, but fail to make any mention of it in the history. Your history and personality feel like two different entities, and it's difficult to grasp how your character could be how they are based on it. I am able to make some assumptions if you don't provide all the details, but sometimes it was just far too much of a stretch.

There is no specific problem with your app, but it requires general improvements: I will not comment on the join request. Your app was rejected for one of the following reasons:
  • Your character did not fit the setting of the group. Try to read other apps and the journals to understand what we’re looking for.
  • The character was generic in the sense that we saw a lot of similar personality traits/histories that we've already seen in other ocs in the group or during the enrollment. A lot of hybrids tend to fall in the same boat of losing confidence due to discrimination etc. As we have limited slots, this can cut your character from being accepted. Remember, some slots are more competitive than others (unfortunately!) so what you put as your alt job can matter at times.

    This is obviously a harder issue to fix as it requires changing your character. In general, try to think about what you can do to make them a bit more unique (quirks, unique experiences, different personality traits without having to change them as a person etc)..

    Even if you fall into category 1, this may also contribute.
  • You answered the survey questionably. While there is no minimum length required on it, what you put does weigh into judging, particularly for question 2. Think about why you want to join the group, and what exactly you want to get out of this experience.
All in all, a great bunch of apps! An oc might not make the cut, but they are still a wonderful oc because you made them, so I hope you will still be able to cherish them!

We are always grateful to see so much interest in the group (and so many people putting up with my questionable scheduling!) even after four years of chugging along. We wish you all the best, whether or not you were accepted, and should you try again, we mods look forward to reading your application again in the future!

FYI as of right now I have no plans of enrolling for the remainder of this year.






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:iconnagapls:
NagaPls Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, shoot. I just found you guys today and this seems so amazing. Guess I'll read up and wait for an opening next year.. x_x
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iugen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
aaaaa omggggggggg
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katoyaki Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot the due date and missed it :c I hope it won't be too long for the next enrollment
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ChibiCreates Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
A correspondence like the da one saying membership is pending approval or one from like an admin of the group?
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The first, the one DA makes automatically when you submit a join request.
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:iconchibicreates:
ChibiCreates Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Okay awesome
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:iconpoiizu:
Poiizu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh I missed the last opening so I'm hoping there will be spots this time around!
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:iconredsplendence:
Redsplendence Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
SWEATING LMAO guess i gotta update ko's app asap 
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:iconwhoodles:
Whoodles Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Student Interface Designer
i love u kosuke bosuke
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:iconredsplendence:
Redsplendence Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
i wish i could like da comments for this 
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windowhirl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
ZOOMS IN So tempted to joinnnn... 
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:icondicedpears:
DicedPears Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
WHOOP WHOOP NEW ENROLLMENT. Also, is there going to be a way we'll know if we're safe from the wipe? o v o 
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Basically I'm just trying to see who's still alive in the group and interested LOL anyone who has submitted anything from the start of the creative market will be good automatically. I can't remember if you have but if you've drawn anything since then just submitting it to the site will be sufficient to pass the check o:

whenever I actually put the journal up it'll have a list of names for those deemed "inactive", and they'll have some time to get off that list (by submitting something)!
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DicedPears Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
Ah~! thank yoU! I'll be looking out for that and get my butt into gear if I haven't :3 
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Teddybears-hearts Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE NEW ENROLLMENT HHHHH SHSHSBSNWKO
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:iconhappitan:
happiTAN Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
HOLY SMOKES EVERYTHING LOOKS SO LEGIT LSDLFKJDSK I'M BLOWN AWAY BY ALL THE LITTLE DETAILS AND DESIGNING! Thank you so much for all your hardwork! I'm so excited to be using the website more! Also I wanted to ask if I could change my account here to my new one :iconuehon: I'm uploading my new app there! 
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ! ^O^ I'm glad you like! And yep, I've updated everything for you so please approve the invite and resubmit your app!
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Reenara Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
Everything looks amazing! So much work and effort put into all the new updates. Cannot wait to see everyone getting active again and enjoying the new site to it's full potential! Thank you for all your hard work in keeping the group running. ; u; Gah so wonderful
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Ree!! :iconslashshine: u should join the discord too it's getting to be quite lively!
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:iconreenara:
Reenara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
I am hoping to soon! Need to get back into the swing of things I've been gone too long :iconasdfghplz:
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NEWLL Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
The site looks so amazing you've worked so hard all these years for the group :iconamgtouchplz: looking forward to what's coming 8DD 

and while im here.., i have a question~ I plan to make my npc coming to the town in early Summer (i think it's summer when i bought the ticket.. even though i haven't made the app till now xD;; ) but since it will be Fall when the group re-open, so i assume i have to move my npc out from the inn? is there any way that an npc can stay in an inn/seasonal house after the free one season stay? Like maybe they have to pay for rent like rent per day or rent per season? It's kinda the character's personalities that she wants to experience the 'boarding school' environment because she's 12-13, so it makes me wonder xD
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ! ^o^ I hope you'll enjoy!!
and to answer your question, which makes me realize I forgot to update that I revoked that rule, but basically we no longer have a "salary" which basically means you can stay at the inn/seasonal house for free.. I don't foresee a space issue at the moment from how things look, so your npc can stay there if they'd prefer!
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Midnight-Lies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
:iconlazypoolplz: aaAAAA OMG ALICE THE WEBSITE LOOKS SO COOL and im so excited for whats 2 come!!!! HGJKDFHGJKDFG
SUPER thanks for all ur hard work and for making such a wonderful group!! : 3 
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU MID ^Q^ hope it'll streamline everything! hehe and thank you for being a part of the group!
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:iconmidnight-lies:
Midnight-Lies Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
HGJDFHJGFHG MY PLEASURE!!! ; ))) HEHHhh
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:iconhan-xu:
Han-Xu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
I'm having fun playing with the site.. tho Idk how to get the "2014 Kids Will Remember" badge... OxO;; Do I submit my app? or the first ever EE submission?
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, just a link to your app works!
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:iconhan-xu:
Han-Xu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
Great! Thanks!! And keep up the awesome work~! :iconcoolplz::iconyellowsparklesplz:
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:iconizince:
iZince Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Professional Filmographer
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK ALICE!!! The updates have been really exciting and have always been!! shakes the table
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU ZINCE ^O^ I hope you will have fun ohohoo!
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:iconleluvely:
Leluvely Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohmygosh so much work was put into the new website, its beautiful ;v;
congrats on getting everything up and running, and thank you for working so hard for all of us!! <3
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaah thank you!! >v< I hope everyone enjoys what's to come!
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JeanaWei Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
omg the website looks absolutely amazing! So excited~
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! *V* me too heheh
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Katharina-Von-Walde Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm, will application be reopened again? or we can submit anytime now..? (and r the empty jobs updated??? from ppl who left or changed their job) thank u for the hard work on the group~ >v<
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soon! Opening internal job changes first and once that settles down the enrolment info will be uploaded!
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:iconkatharina-von-walde:
Katharina-Von-Walde Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW >///< CAN'T WAIT!!!
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:iconcharmdi:
charmdi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
ohhh my gosh, the new site looks absolutely fantastic!! thank you so much for all your heart work!!! ♥ super excited  for ee to kick back into gear ><//
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! TT0TT me too! looking forward to putting out the event this weekend >:3c
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:iconizince:
iZince Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Filmographer
:eyes: good luck ppl grabbing hybrid passes
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PuurpleCats Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
I have a question, do you have to apply for an assistant or can you make like, your own job?
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can make your own job (in a sense, please read up on independents from our journals) which are roadside merchants. Otherwise you must be employed at a town shop.
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Leluvely Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just wondering if it would be possible to get clarification on what the production assistant job entails in Toffee Town?
eg: would the PAs be the ones running around filming the townspeople?
(normally a PA just runs around getting supplies and doing tasks for the producer and actors so I wasn't sure if that's what was intended here, or if they would be the actual ones filming and organizing scenes)
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Show hosts, filming scenes, actors at times, etc. Small town so they gotta do it all!
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:iconleluvely:
Leluvely Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh awesome that's good to know, thank you!!
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Oscorix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
I had a quick question about independents! I tried to read over everything the town offers and what current independents there are. Could you tell me if any of the following might be acceptable as an independent application? (Sorry I listed a lot, figured I'd ask for multiple in case most wouldn't work)

- Falconer (wasn't sure if Pet Shop offered birds)
- Astronomer (+ dabbles in astrology so offers comments on whether its a lucky day or not etc)
- Glass Blower (provides all sorts of glass baubles) 
- Potter (makes pots)
- Teacher (provides educational classes!)
- Candle Maker
- Matchmaker (offers match making services!)
- Night Watchman (doesn't really offer a ware, but wanders the town and surrounding area at night and protects everyone)

Thanks~
:D
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-Falconer -> They only sell falcons? It's not really in demand, and yeah, pet shop does sell birds (just no one has bothered to draw one yet).
-Astronomer -> Sounds a lot like fortune teller, it's acceptable as an NPC job though. I might say maybe if they sell related goods (telescopes, star charts, etc).
-Glass Blower -> ...maybe??? Is it something they can just do in a typical house though? Demand is debatable.
-Potter -> Also maybe... Demand is debatable.
-Teacher -> There is just one child in the village right now. So that won't work.
-Candle Maker -> Seems a little specific, I'll say maybe. Demand is debatable.
-Night Watchman -> As I've said, they have to offer wares. There is really no need for protection in the village also, we've gone a whole year with no mishaps LOL.
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Oscorix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
We can only submit one application? Just checking! :D 
Sorry if that is called out anywhere -- I feel like I've read most, but can't remember for that!
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:iconarcanium:
arcanium Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, just one. If you are chosen for your alt job, you will need to edit your character to fit the alternate job.
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