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 October 2020 Site Update

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  1. Nevermind

    Nevermind paint me as a villain. Administrator

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    October 2020
    Site Update

    Welcome to October! Now is the season to indulge in your spooky side. Set up your decorative skulls, toss some fake spiderwebs on the walls, and be sure to order that sexy zombie cat nurse costume before they run out in your size.

    Let’s get right to it, shall we!


    :emoji_jack_o_lantern: Monthly Writing Prompt
    @Merra is coming at you with another Monthly Writing Prompt. September’s theme was murder and detective stories. (An excellent build up to Halloween season, right?)

    This month’s theme will be the Full Moon. Do you feel the inspiration already creeping at your fingertips? Excellent! We can’t wait to see what you do with this theme!

    Merra posts Monthly Writing Prompts on the first Monday of every month, so be on the lookout for the Full Moon this upcoming Monday, October 5th.

    Bummed you missed out on our September and August prompts? No problem! We’ve added a new sub-forum to house each month's prompts, so you can check them out whenever you’re in need of a little creative boost. If you write something based on any of the prompts, feel free to post directly in the thread! We’d love to see your work.


    :emoji_jack_o_lantern: Halloween Horror Story Writing Contest
    Looking to indulge in your scariest ideas? This is the time! @A Knee and staff will be hosting a Horror Story Writing Contest for all of our members with more horrific inclinations…

    Submissions for our Horror Contest will be accepted starting today until Saturday, October 24th. Community Voting will be held October 25th - 30th, with the winner announced on Halloween.

    To learn more about the contest, check out A Knee’s post HERE.


    :emoji_jack_o_lantern: Inktober
    Are you artistically inclined? 1. I’m jealous as fuck I cannot draw to save my life and 2. COME DRAW WITH US! Our resident artist @Merra is hosting Umbra’s Inktober this year to get you artsy people going. Remember to share your Inktober artwork in the thread so we can all drool over your amazing skills.

    Looksy here for Inktober 2020.


    :emoji_jack_o_lantern: Book Club
    We have a number of new members here with us this month, so welcome! You may or may not have noticed we have an Umbra Literature Society a-happenin’ thanks to our lovely @Rei. September’s book, Castle in the Air by Dianna Wynne Jones, has been extended for another month to give everyone ample time to finish up!

    For more information, check out Rei’s Literature Society Thread HERE.


    :emoji_jack_o_lantern: Game Night
    Since the initial announcement of Game Night, we’ve had four sessions that have been quite the giggly mess of an adventure. If you’re looking for something to do Friday nights, join us in the Discord for a few hours of friendly, playful chaos!

    If you are unable to speak on mic for any reason, don’t worry, we have a Text Channel available for all those wanting to join without the chit chat (you can still listen to everyone else though, if you feel so inclined). Sessions typically run about 2ish hours long, but feel free to pop in and out whenever you like.

    October’s Upcoming Game Nights:

    October 9th - 8pm PST/ 11pm EST
    October 23rd - 8pm PST/11pm EST

    :emoji_jack_o_lantern: Miscellaneous
    To celebrate the spooky season, I've added a new font for you all to enjoy called "Halloween Inline." Feel free to use it to spice up any of your scary posts!

    I have also activated our Halloween-themed... theme... Trick or Treat! This site skin is only available through the month of October, so enjoy it while it's here!


    That's it for this month's update, kids. What plans do you have for Halloween, if any? Do you love dressing up for the holiday (or just in general)? What kinds of costumes do you love to wear? Share any spooky Halloween experiences below, we'd love to hear!

    Stay safe out there, ghosts & ghouls...
    Nev
     
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    Nevermind paint me as a villain. Administrator

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    @Member Site Update is here! Please check out our various writing activities this month, stick your nose into a good book, or share with us some of your favorite Halloween stories. Happy to have you with us!
     
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    Eeeeeee!!!!! So excite!
     
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    I'm in love with this theme!
    Also, lots to be excited about this month!
     
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    Ooh, I'm looking forward to game night tomorrow. Perfect time too for est people.

    I want to join that prompt story too!
     
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