Wow, what a great response! :D I'm EXTRA happy to see people eager to help out with graphics part... especially people who are more talented than me! You can bet I'll be counting on you to help create the best scrapbook ever!
Trudi, you asked a lot of questions which I already had in mind giving an answer to... As I said in the first post, I was in a bit of a hurry, so I kept the detailed description for later =) So, finally, here it goes!1. Cover
There's not much to say about this... I leave it up to the imagination of the person who decides to assume the task! Of course, in the end it will be discussed by us all, so that we can have a cover that meets everyone's liking. =)2. Index
Last thing to be done. Not much work.3. A Message From The Moderating Team
This is something to be discussed between the mods, obviously, so one of us will take the job. I'm wondering if it would be cooler to have 4 different messages from each mod, our just one from the group in general. I vote for the latter... because it's cooler =) 4. Member Profiles
Unlike our first attempts, the member profiles will be MUCH more simple and basic, all following the same template. I choose for it to be this way for various reasons:
a. The way it was being done before was just TOO much work, apart from being really graphic-heavy. Even MY computer couldn't take it... each page alone held like 150 MB or something!
b. You can't really help it, but some pages would always end up cooler than others. I think it's best to have a common template, that way there's no way it can lead to any hard feelings =P
c. Easier to do... and easier to read!
d. With a common template, it's easier to just ask members to fill in questionnaires, and then copy-paste those into the member profile. Anyone with Photoshop can help with this task! =)
I haven't finalized this part, but here are the things I'm thinking a member profile will have:
- Name (use name... real name is optional but recommended)
- Member since...
- Profession (or area of studies)
- Favorite character(s)
- A movie...
- A song...
- A quote...
- Outside B&S (hobbies, activities, etc)
- Within B&S (what you love/don't love about B&S)
Apart from this, each profile would include maximum two pictures: one preferable of being a face shot, and the other one being up to each member (can be you doing one of your activities, or a drawing you did... whatever).5.1. The History of B&S
Could be done by one of the older members... or maybe even by one of the newer members! Don't be afraid, taking up this task doesn't mean you have to know everything about B&S! You can set up a meeting with me and/or another one of the oldies on MSN, and we can tell you all you need to know to help you write a nice little essay about our forum =) We're only 3.5 years old, but we've been through a LOT!
I've estimated two pages to include screen shots (of our old forum), banners, etc.5.2. The Guide To Inside Jokes
Isabella did this once already... Basically it's a guide to all the PVT jokes that happen/happened here. Coconuts, bananas, bondage in the library, dolphins... you name it! It's a fun way to go back in time and discover just HOW these silly little things started =)5.3. Memorable Threads
Here's a task that should preferably be done by a team of members. I saved some of our most memorable threads from the old forum... if you're interested, contact me and I can send the files over to you!
To develop this section, a team of very wonderful people would have to go through our threads and look for the ones they find most memorable. It doesn't have to be just about BatB... Disney threads, B&S threads, wedding threads... you name it!
Write a small description of the thread (what it was about, etc), and, if you want, you can include a couple of posts that you think represent best what made the thread good.
You can also look for quotes, if you want (I'm sure Caitlin would LOVE this job :P).
It's really not hard... and actually quite fun to do! Good for old members to revive joyful moments, and interesting for new members to go through our old stuff and maybe even revive a discussion long forgotten....5.4. Our Anniversaries
We've had three anniversaries so far, which were usually "celebrated" with threads in which members would reflect over B&S. I know I've already done the pages for the first two anniversaries (and even posted them somewhere here). Remind me to look for the link (or find it yourself =P) so that you have an idea of what I'm referring to.6.1. NYC 2007
[.]6.1.1. The Planning (Message from the Organizer(s))
Something to be done by Trudi and Faith. Just a short little text about the planning that was involved. How the idea came up, how the plans unrolled, etc. I have the thread saved from the Old Forum (I think), so remind me to send it to you.[.]6.1.2. Diary of the Journey
Mene did a report, but, as lovely as it is, it's too long and descriptive to be in the scrapbook :\ Someone (even you, Mene :D) could work with what she already did to create a small "diary" of our trip, which in total lasted for 8 days. We weren't always together, so it would be cool to know what each group did (I don't mind doing my share... but I'd need some things from Jenna, Caitlin... and that's it LOL)
Each day deserves one page. Texts really don't have to be long... Make it short, simple and objective. Pictures will be included on each page to serve as illustrations, but the BEST part comes next...[.]6.1.3. Best Moments - Pictures, Quotes, Stories...
Yep! I've estimated about 5 pages for people to add in their favourite pictures, stories, quotes (from the video)... You name it! Pictures with captions should be fun to add too![.]6.1.4. Testimonials
This is the part where preferably everyone (or whoever wants to) writes a small note about what the Gathering meant to her, what were her favourite moments, etc. Mushy or fun, it's up to you! Note that there were about 10-15 of us at the gathering yet I've only estimated 5 pages. Of course that doesn't mean you're restricted :P Write as much as you want!6.2. Other Gatherings
Mandy & Meg, Trudi & Faith & Klaske, Trudi & Faith & Sophie, Klaske & Joost, Nikki & Klase, Jessie & Klaske, Klaske & Joost & Mene...
You get the picture, right? What do I want? A small tale of when it happened, what happened, where it happened... and a picture. =)
*IS TIRED OF TYPING*
*keeps going*7. RPG: Heroes Of The Light
What is the RPG about? How did it start? How long did it go on for? Just one page... A sort of "prologue" of what's to come.7.2. Cast List
Enough said =P7.3. Summaries
Tiffany is the best, and we all know that. However, summaries still need to be completed... Come on, there are only, like 30-something chapters to go! :P It's fun, really!
No, really really!7.4. Favourite Scenes
Trudi has already started working on this, and Emily has volunteered to help. However, the more, the merrier!
Some of the our scenes were considered memorable, and it would be nice to look back on them when we're old people =P
I estimated 25 pages and feared it actually wouldn't be enough... I wasn't thinking of just making a summary of the scene (if that's what you had in mind). It would be something like this (for example):
The Mud wrestling Match
Hercules and Gaston
*Here goes a short description of what happened before to locate the reader*
*direct transcription of the scene*
Nikki, Mandy, Caitlin, Jessie, Joost... all these people have done illustrations for the RP. This task involves looking them up, collecting them, and then choosing the best ones to go into the scrapbook. =)7.6. A Note From The RP'ers
To answer Trudi's question... This is where RP'ers can write a small note about their experience in the RP. What they enjoyed most/least about it, their favourite world, etc. I've only estimated 4 pages, but, once again, write as much as you want!
8. Closing & Credits (1)
If you help do our scrapbook, not only will you have your own member profile, but you'll be credited for it too :) A FEW NOTES:
* For anyone taking on an RP task, this
will help you greatly! You can do two things at once ;)
* Don't be afraid of volunteering to do something... we're all here to help you out with anything you need! Also, if someone has already offered to do a task you're interested in, form a team! It helps a lot and makes it even MORE fun!
* You're more than welcome to do more than one task, LOL.IMPORTANT "RULE":
Here's something that didn't happen last time, and we mods have agreed on this time round...
If you want to have your own member file, it's necessary that you participate in at least one task in the making of our scrapbook. This is meant to be a team effort, and also a way to acknowledge those that have helped develop the team spirit :)
RIGHT... I think that's all I wanted to say in this post. Start volunteering and in the meantime I'll start a new thread with the task divisions (cause, you know, I'm highly organized =P).
Any questions? Shoot! (but not me)