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Title: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 23 Jan 2017, 11:32
So I've started a blog (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/) that gives insight into Julianni. It'll be a combination of events in her life, and her thoughts beneath the surface.

Please remember that unless it is specifically stated otherwise, this is all out-of-character knowledge.

If there's any issues you see (like I messed something up with lore), please let me know. It's a huge universe and my learning is happening over time. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy!

I'll post in here when new entries are made.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Korsavius on 23 Jan 2017, 12:55
Lovely blog :o

Looking forward to learn more about Julianni. :cube:
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 25 Jan 2017, 20:10
New post. Potentially upsetting material. Viewer discretion is advised.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Reinheart Novan on 26 Jan 2017, 19:49
wow. Very good stuff. Tackled well too
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 26 Jan 2017, 20:28
Thank you very much :)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 02 Feb 2017, 09:19
New Post!
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Post by: Ilan Ardishapur on 02 Feb 2017, 11:12
Interesting read. Keep them coming.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Korsavius on 02 Feb 2017, 19:15
Finally was able to get around reading these. These are all really awesome Jules <3

I don't like Lord Degario, but he seems like an angel compared to Dominius. I loved the dirty window metaphor in Tea Time, it was brilliant.  Knowing what little I do about her...I'm now really curious as to who that Caldari businessman was... :thinkingface:

moar!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 07 Feb 2017, 10:58
New post!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Miyoshi Akachi on 08 Feb 2017, 07:16
Nice reading :)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 19 Feb 2017, 03:49
Thank you for the support, guys!

New post is out.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Stutzer on 19 Feb 2017, 13:30
Anyone else running Firefox 51.0.1 and unable to read? Console shows style sheet not loading, but I'm not a net coder so I dunno if the trouble is simply my browser.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: John Revenent on 19 Feb 2017, 14:43
I'm running Firefox and have no issues with the site.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 19 Feb 2017, 14:44
Sorry you're having troubles! D:

If you'd like, I can send you the google doc I used to initially write it all with.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Stutzer on 19 Feb 2017, 17:32
Thanks for confirming. Got it working on mobile.  :)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 19 Feb 2017, 18:14
\o/
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Stutzer on 19 Feb 2017, 23:41
An effortless and very enjoyable read. Look forward to more.
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Post by: Korsavius on 20 Feb 2017, 01:15
The ending of that completely caught me off guard. Ugh, poor Jules :(
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 27 Feb 2017, 03:34
Thanks again for the support, guys :)

New post.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 06 Mar 2017, 07:05
New post.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 06 Mar 2017, 07:53
So it looks like the site I use for blogging is basically being a giant piece of crap. I've switched things over to WordPress (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/blog/). Should be much better now!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 10 Mar 2017, 02:40
New Post! (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/go-ask-alice/)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Jev North on 10 Mar 2017, 09:02
Ah, poor Jules. And this is why you should train at least a few ranks in Neurotoxin Control and Neurotoxin Recovery, kids, even though the skillbooks are damn expensive.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Tyrukko Sakala on 10 Mar 2017, 11:39
Drugs are fun.  :yar:
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Aradina on 11 Mar 2017, 02:02
Looking forward to more!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 11 Mar 2017, 02:09
Thank you, guys. If there's ever any constructive criticism you have to offer, please feel free to speak up. I'd like to improve my writing :)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 10 Apr 2017, 00:34
New post. (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/the-ultimatum/)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 17 May 2017, 13:36
It's been far too long, but I've got a new post  (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/386/)done!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Stutzer on 17 May 2017, 14:26
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: John Revenent on 17 May 2017, 21:28
I enjoyed it thoroughly. The writing style and concept really adds a realistic note.  :cube:
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 22 May 2017, 03:12
New post! (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/absolution/)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Druur Monakh on 25 May 2017, 22:26
Well written!

Another EVE IC blog to read (and catch up on).
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 05 Jun 2017, 03:59
Ta daaaaa! New post (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/home-sweet-home/)!

Thank you to everyone who's been reading and encouraging me to write more. You guys are wonderful.  :cube:
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 05 Jun 2017, 04:11
Also! I've taken off the static front page and made it so the most recent blog posts are on the front instead. I also added an "Archives" section so that it's easier to pull up past posts (by request).

Much love <3
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Xepharious on 05 Jun 2017, 07:09
Well, now I want some desert oasis retreat!

Nicely vivid.
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 05 Jun 2017, 07:18
Well, now I want some desert oasis retreat!

Nicely vivid.
Spoiler (hover to show)

Ahaha! Get one! Or just come rent Jules' some day. Idk. We'll see how she likes it over time.

And I had a laugh at your spoiler.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Xepharious on 05 Jun 2017, 07:49
Xeph's quarters are 'still' under renovation. After everyone moved out of Icarus Station to Indigo Station he bought up all the neighboring spaces... trouble is I haven't had the time to kill on designing the new place.

Of course, then there are people like Stitch who put us all to shame by building his own personal lake into Indigo Station.... yeah, a freeking lake. Might be just a bit jealous...
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 11 Jun 2017, 20:13
Beep boop, new post (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/so-it-begins/)!!!

Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Aradina on 12 Jun 2017, 01:35
\o/ a very good read.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Xepharious on 13 Jun 2017, 07:41
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 14 Jun 2017, 12:44
You guys  :cube:

@Xeph:
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Xepharious on 16 Jun 2017, 08:11
Yeah... RL kinda came and sat on me. I tend to have more success with Slack (tweetfleet) based RP because it's hard to find time to actually sit at my desktop.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 16 Jun 2017, 10:26
RL>RP
Always.

I'll work on getting slack on my phone to make it easier for you  :cube:
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 19 Jun 2017, 00:48
New post (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/metamorphosis/) :3
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Korsavius on 19 Jun 2017, 04:01
Looks like I have some Summer reading to catch up on :)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Utari Onzo on 20 Jun 2017, 09:00
Drugs are bad m'kay. Don't take them, so there's more for me!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Ché Biko on 25 Jun 2017, 18:09
DRUGS

ARE

GREAT

BUY

MORE

DRUGS


...but please, do share.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 26 Jun 2017, 01:57
Booooooop!

New post! (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/01001100-01110101-01110010-01101011/)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Kasuko on 26 Jun 2017, 05:06
Schemes!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Utari Onzo on 26 Jun 2017, 05:22
Is this the spoiler for a new season of Spoops?
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Lunarisse Aspenstar on 26 Jun 2017, 09:19
If Luna even had an inkling of this IC, given her suspicions to date about a certain monocle-wearer and the blogged about lead character - #smugface #soapopera

Ofc I am sure it's something completely different than what she suspects!

Keep up the fun stories!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 02 Jul 2017, 19:46
Ta daaaaaaa~ (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/795/)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 03 Jul 2017, 20:52
Thanks to recent events, I felt inspired and wrote another (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/a-challenger-appears/)!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Utari Onzo on 04 Jul 2017, 01:03
A challenger, you say? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGw8DWctAts)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Xepharious on 05 Jul 2017, 08:25
A challenger, you say? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGw8DWctAts)

Dawww, feeling a bit protective are we Utari?

Spoiler (hover to show)

Also, is Drug use outlawed within I-RED? I guess I would have figured the nature of Null-sec might make it hard to forbid it's use. With the way most capsuleers use drugs/boosters/etc. It's almost like a caffeine addiction, You look for a source which caries as little addictive/habit forming effect as possible and then use it as you need while accepting the consequences of the crash/side-effects after.

Maybe I have NO idea what I'm talking about with the drugs in this game, I'll admit that Xeph is very selective as to when he will use boosters/drugs but as they do have a part to play in game mechanics, I am very curious as to how other handle the distinctions between drugs/boosters. I'm curious if my way of RPing them is so very different than others.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Alex Hinkelmann on 05 Jul 2017, 10:13
I haven't interacted with Sheyan Mazaki very much, but she comes across as a loose cannon when the situation involves a personal flavor. Sakala used to be a director in the Internal Watch (before I took over I-RED) which might be that personal flavor.

I-RED does regulate drugs. The boosters produced by us are only given out during patrols that might require them, otherwise recreational drugs are prohibited.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 05 Jul 2017, 10:29
Spoiler (hover to show)

As far as the drugs are concerned, Alex had that answer ^_^ I think that even if drugs were permitted, I don't expect they'd permit directors to use. Especially a director dealing with all the alliance's ISK >_>.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Utari Onzo on 05 Jul 2017, 10:34
A challenger, you say? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGw8DWctAts)

Dawww, feeling a bit protective are we Utari?

No, just a timely use of an inside joke. Mazaki is the Guile to Sakala's challanger.

As an aside, Utari doesn't exactly have much to say for himself given he's an addict, and a publicaly known one at that.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Xepharious on 05 Jul 2017, 11:15
, just a timely use of an inside joke. Mazaki is the Guile to Sakala's challanger.

As an aside, Utari doesn't exactly have much to say for himself given he's an addict, and a publicaly known one at that.

That clears up a bit, thanks. It also helps fill in why 'association' with Utari might be so worrisome.

Hmmm, I can think of a lot of Coordinators who utilize drugs and have access to the isk... And ever since Kerono had to go and get all 'RL is more important' we don't have our normal drug contact in hole anymore... uh oh <.<

*suddenly figures out where all the funds for Shar's pleasure palace citidel came from.. O.O*
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 11 Jul 2017, 05:01
New post is up! (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/wandering-star/)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 13 Jul 2017, 00:46
Another post (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/grocery-shopping/). Send help.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Utari Onzo on 13 Jul 2017, 00:51
Speeding through producing blog posts like a japanese bullet train
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 02 Aug 2017, 23:47
New post. (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/qatayef/) Sorry it's been a while. RL is having it's way with me, and not in a good way.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Ioannis_Sepphiros on 04 Aug 2017, 11:49
Writing style is so great! I wish I can reach that level at some time :) Appreciate the time you are putting into these
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 25 Sep 2017, 02:45
Thanks for the feedback, Ioannis!

And here's a new one (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/passenger/). Sorry again, guys, about the lack of activity.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 01 Oct 2017, 20:12
Dramaaaaaaaa. (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/breathless/)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Utari Onzo on 02 Oct 2017, 03:10
*grabs popcorn*
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Jev North on 02 Oct 2017, 07:07
*grabs popcorn*
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Ché Biko on 02 Oct 2017, 11:52
One week later...

Garion: Ché! He did it again! Whelp! Need Council!
Ché: Of course. I'll go see him.

Ché: Hey Utari, how've you been?
Utari: Getting by, getting by...
Ché: You still with Miss Avala?
*Utari drinks himself to death for the third time.
Ché: Woops! ...guess not.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 04 Oct 2017, 14:12
And another! (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/pique/)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 07 Oct 2017, 02:19
New post is up! (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/yours-truly-dominius/)
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Ibrahim Tash-Murkon on 07 Oct 2017, 23:58
Jules has gone mad with posting!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Lunarisse Aspenstar on 01 Nov 2017, 20:07
I love these stories and eagerly await the next installment....
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 02 Nov 2017, 01:49
Glad you guys enjoy. But right now there's going to be a break from my activity in eve. I've got a bulging disc in my back and am not supposed to be sitting for long periods of time. Life right now basically involves me laying or working (and hurting my back even more, woo).
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Stutzer on 02 Nov 2017, 08:47
Glad you guys enjoy. But right now there's going to be a break from my activity in eve. I've got a bulging disc in my back and am not supposed to be sitting for long periods of time. Life right now basically involves me laying or working (and hurting my back even more, woo).

Er... here's hoping for a swift and lasting recovery.  :ugh:
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Ché Biko on 02 Nov 2017, 09:58
Ouch. Get well soon!
And remember, there's always text-to-speech...and all the hilarity it ensues.
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 05 Nov 2017, 19:54
So my break will be a little longer than expected. I'm currently in the hospital with liver and pancreas issues.

I'll try to get something out soon, but no promises. Sorry to anyone that I'm missing rp with :(
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Silver Night on 06 Nov 2017, 16:44
I hope things improve Julianni!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Jev North on 07 Nov 2017, 04:48
Ack, no good at all. Get well soon!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Miyoshi Akachi on 07 Nov 2017, 07:40
Hope you get better soon!
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Lasairiona on 10 Nov 2017, 11:34
Hope you're back on your feet soon.  :cube:
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 10 Nov 2017, 14:02
I have escaped been released from the hospital. Still not feeling too hot and have a long road to full recovery, but I'll get there. Thank you for the well wishes, friends.  :cube:
Title: Re: [Blog] Journey to Purpose
Post by: Julianni Avala on 19 Nov 2017, 05:52
Finally, a new post (https://avalapaperboats.wordpress.com/2017/11/19/one-step-forward/).