This journal is omg_lightsaber
's news journal. Let me(Amber) explain.
This journal is like omglsnpc
in that it's a journal anyone can use. It will be used mostly as a plot device in that anyone can randomly post a news article or a gossip column or whatever about another character. For example, someone-anyone-(let's just say Wendy did for the hell of it) could post something like this:Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn was spotted last weekend canoodling with Jedi Babe Aayla Secura in the exclusive Skysitter Restaurant. The two were reported to have had nothing but champagne and caviar and eyewitnesses claim that Secura disappeared under the table for quite some time while Jinn looked rather flushed. Jinn has been romantically linked to several other Jedi, most notably his former Padawan, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi but also Jedi Master Mace Windu, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, and a pregnant Jedi Master Adi Gallia. Secura was last photographed sharing a meal with Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker at a bar in the lower levels. Neither could be reached for comments.
So that's what might be posted. Then the characters mentioned (or their significant others or whatever) could act accordingly. It doesn't necessarily have to be about your own characters. After all, the above article was to have been posted by Wendy but her characters wouldn't be involved. Well, that is unless D! wanted to know about Ani being mentioned. Or whatever. See, plottage! Weee!
And I mean, let's face it. With the amount of public sex that goes on in game, someone's bound to be caught sometime.
It could also be used for actual non-gossipy news like missions that go well (or horribly wrong), protests against the war, political campaigns. Whatever.
Anyway, that was my idea. If it doesn't work...screw it. ^_^
The password for this journal is the same as the NPC journal.
So everyone please add holonet_news
to their friends list.
Wendy brought this up. If the news is going to be...earth-shatteringly devastating to the other character...or even if it's questionable whether the person playing the character it's about might not like it, they should probably get permission with that character's typist first. But also, as it is the news and people do ignore the news, if something is posted about your character that your character doesn't want to address, you can just have them ignore it. But yes, if you're in question about whether a typist would go for the article thing, ask them first.