The Marines.

Haaaappy B-day!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY mallowmateys!!!

Our game is TWO YEARS OLD today, guys!! Thanks so much to all of YOU for making this happen! Everyone here has made this a fun place to play and without you the game wouldn't exist, so good job! :Db

Remember, as our little gift to you all, we will not be doing purges for the month of May! In honor of MM's birthday.

Instead, we're going to have a TWO YEAR COMMEMORATIVE MEME. Reminisce about all your favorite MM memories from the past two years! Favorite comments, threads, posts, logs...anything! So have at it! AND HAVE FUN!! ♥

P.S. This post is open to all players, current and old! Everyone who played here helped keep it going, so feel free to pass the link around~
The Marines.

Important Announcement! Affiliation and Event!

Hello everyone! The mods of mallowmateys are pleased to announce we are now affiliated with ubau, a multifandom Fatal Frame II-based roleplay! Please feel free to mosey on over and take a look at their game!

Additionally, the mods of ubau have arranged for a special treat for members of mallowmateys...

It looks like Minakami Village is getting lonely, with Valentine's Day getting closer. Lunar New Year preparations are already getting off to a good start, the village thinks.

But it's so...lonely. None of these living beings ever do what the village wants.

It's probably time to bring in some more beings and let them experience the horror which forms the beauty of Minakami Village...
That's right, ubau will be hosting a Fourth Wall Event of sorts, and members of mallowmateys are cordially invited to attend to help make it a success! The event will run from February 10th through the 17th and you are all invited to bring any of your characters over to ubau to play along. Now of course, anything that happens to your characters over there will not be remembered once they leave or incorporated into MM canon, however, your characters and anything they affect will have a lasting effect on ubau continuity.

Here are a few links with some information about ubau:

Demon Data Book:
Life in Minakami:

If anyone has any questions about this event, please ask them here in this post. The mods from ubau will be watching to answer any questions and explain more in-depth if need be.

We hope everyone can have fun together! :]

Time to open our presents!

Secret Santas are posted!

Please go take a look, and leave comments for all the people who worked so hard this year! There are a lot, more than twenty, so you'll have to go back a page to see them all!

Unfortunately, there are three assignments that aren't in yet. I've spoken to two of them and they will be finished very soon, so I will post the gifts ASAP when they are completed. However, even though it may not be necessary, if anyone wants to volunteer to pinch hit so that no one will be left giftless, please comment here with your email and the mods will be in touch! Comments will be screened.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, mallowmateys!
Here's to another great year of RP!
spookey tea


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How's My Driving?

Characters I play:




Edit: This is the first time I've done one of these types of posts so I apologize if it's not perfect >_>
Edit 2: There were some problems with the anon but I fixed it now.
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The Marines.

Application Process

So you want to sail the high seas?  Here's how to join!

Step 1:
  • Create a livejournal account for the character you wish to play.
Step 2:
  • E-mail with "Application" as the subject line
  • In the e-mail include these things:
    • Your Name/Nickname:
    • Age ( Be honest, please no one under 16 ):
    • Personal livejournal:
    • Preferred e-mail address:
    • Contact ( AIM/MSN/Y!IM ):
    • Character you are applying for:
    • Character's livejournal:
    • Fandom:
    • If applicable, what other characters do you already play in this game?:
    • Character Personality/History  (Please do not link to any wiki pages or copy/paste. All we ask for is a short paragraph on your character's personality and maybe a little history just so we can see if you have a good grasp on them. Keep in mind that the mods may ask you to expand on anything you might write down in case we don't feel you have a good grasp on the character you're applying for.):
    • Give us an in-character sample of something this character would update their journal with (first-person only; no third-person or fanfiction samples please, make sure the sample provided is AT LEAST 100 words in length. This is now a requirement for all applicants, not just new ones.):
    • Possible Plans (There are many things a character can be here on the Grand Line and we would like you to put some thought behind what you may like to do with your character once they arrive. Will they be a pirate or a Marine? Perhaps a merchant out at sea or someone who has a steady and comfortable living on one of the hundreds of islands scattered around the world. Give us a few sentences with any ideas of what you might like to do with us here on the GL. Keep in mind that whatever you say here isn't set in stone; you're free to do as you like upon acceptance. Nor will we be choosing who we accept based on what you write here. Think of this more as a chance to brainstorm a little, because the mods would just like everyone who applies to take these thoughts into consideration.):
  • Wait for more instructions via e-mail!  You should expect to hear from us soon (we accept applications as they come in).
  • We reserve the right to reject anyone for suspicious content, poor use of the English language, questionable grasp of the character or any incomplete applications.
  • PLEASE NOTE!  Having a character already in-game is no longer grounds for automatic acceptance.
Step 3:
  • In the mean time, read The Rules about getting started.
  • IMPORTANT!  Do not ask to join the community with your character journal until you have received the acceptance e-mail from us.
Step 4:
  • Have fun!
The Marines.

The Rules

After You've Been Accepted...
  • Join the comm with your character's journal.
  • Wait to be approved for membership (should be less than 24 hours, likely less on add days).
  • Add your contact info.
  • Add all the other characters as friends!
  • Post! Comment! Have fun!

The Rules

  • Playing the game:

    • Your character can be a pirate, a bounty hunter, a Marine, or really anything else that can justifiably be found in the One Piece realm.  [Due to the impact Gol D. Roger's death had on the world of One Piece, he is not eligible as a playable character (either apped or npc). Other characters who have died in canon will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.]  Your character can do a variety of things through his or her Livejournal: share adventures on the seas, find new crew mates, form alliances, strengthen bonds with your nakama, plot a coup d'état, pick fights with other pirate crews, OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN THINK OF.

    • Your character uses his or her Livejournal just as anyone would use a personal LJ, which means that your characters are communicating over the internet, not in person.  Use it for personal reasons or for social networking, but make it interesting and fun and stay in character!

    • Yes, there is wireless internet while on the ocean.

    • *Asterisks* and [Brackets] - These are fine to do in logs to denote actions, but for the most part you will stick to first-person replies in normal livejournal entries.

    • [Actions] - HOWEVER, there comes a point in some threads where it no longer makes sense for your characters to be talking to each other via a computer when they're sitting right next to each other.  In this case, you can now use an [Action] tag in the subject line of your comment, and in the body of the comment you can do actions using *asterisks* or [brackets] to depict what your characters are doing (please, no prose-form tagging for [Action] threads).  There are some separate rules that go along with this:

      • All posts will be still be in the usual livejournal format, and therefore all threads should start out as normal livejournal threads!  They can turn into [Action] threads at a later point.
      • You MUST put an [Action] indicator in the subject line of your comment!  These threads should be clearly marked so it's easy to distinguish if they are or are not still part of a normal livejournal thread.  Once the thread has turned into an [Action] thread, you can assume that the characters are no longer communicating online and therefore outside characters cannot witness what is happening in the thread from that point on.  Kind of like it's a private thread!
      • Characters can only use an [Action] tag if they are in close proximity of each other!  In other words, physically close characters, like characters on the same ship, can interact with each other utilizing the [Action] tag, but if one character is on Water 7 and another character is out in the middle of the Grand Line somewhere, they cannot use [Action] tags with each other!!  The reason for this should be self-explanatory, which is that it's illogical for characters nowhere near each other to be enjoying a cup of tea together.
      • Because of the above, visits between crews are encouraged!  If you want to interact this way with characters not on your ship, have your crews meet up for awhile!
      • Also continuing in the same vein, [Action] tags should only be used to depict what your character is doing when they are interacting with another character near them.  Not how they are feeling or what they are thinking if they're threading with a character miles away. This is still a livejournal-based game, so normal livejournal comments should be used for the majority of your tags, which means that the character on the other side of the computer does not need to know what is going on inside your character's head!
      • Repeat, [Action] tags should only be used to depict actions and interaction between characters in the same general area and should not be used at all between anyone else or to explain a character's thought process.

    • [Private] - Can be used in the subject line of a comment indicating that thread is private between your character and the owner of the entry you are commenting on. Please don't actually make any real screened threads because that's no fun for the rest of us. I mean come on, who doesn't want to read a private thread between say...Kakashi and Chopper?!

    • [Filtered to/from _______] - Can be used in the subject line of an entry to indicate if it is locked to certain characters or not. Please don't actually make any real filtered entries because then thats no fun for the people who aren't included!  You cannot filter sections of one entry, either the entire entry is filtered to one person/group or the entire entry is public.  If you want to discuss something in private with someone, either make a private thread to them, or make an entire entry dedicated to being private to that one person.

    • Voice/Video posts - This is still a livejournal-based game, and we don't intend to have other methods of communication such as phones or video-communicators replace that. But, since people have asked, you may post a "phone post" or "video" to your journal. Just make sure it is clear OOC that you are posting in that manner. However, all replies to the post will be in comment format as always.

    • <Strikes> - Because your character has a livejournal account, strikes work the same way here as they do anywhere else.  Can you read this?  Well so can any characters in the game!  There is no level of readability regarding strikes.  If you want something to be "invisible", white font is always an option!

    • Character Deaths - Killing characters in game and subsequently resurrecting them is not allowed in this RP.  Your character is to remain alive at all times!  They can be injured in battle and whatnot, but nothing beyond that.

    • Logs - Go for it. Anything is fair game for log posts, be it *asterisks*, [brackets], or prose-form paragraph style! Post logs OOCly to your character's journal, not the community. Friends locking is suggested if it has risqué content!  Logs will NOT count towards your character's two post per month requirement.  Open logs are encouraged as well!

    • NPCs - Go for it! Just respect other people's NPCs. If someone is already NPCing them, don't make another version. Also, if you find you are playing a certain NPC around a lot, we ask that you app them. Playing an NPC around a lot is like having a full character without any of the posting requirements, and it's unfair to the other players in the game.

    • the_marines is the mod account. If you get a comment from them, please read it! And if for some reason you want to pick up one of the marines from One Piece or something, it's not a playing character so don't worry about offending someone!  They will be posting about once a month with new wanted posters, if there is anyone worthy.  Your characters will not be able to comment to these entries, assume they saw the wanted posters in port/in the newspaper/by word of mouth/etc.

  • Posting requirements:

    • At LEAST two posts a month, please, even if your character was accepted in the middle of the month. But seriously, the more you post, the more fun everyone can have! And the more the game keeps rolling.

    • If you don't meet this requirement, you will be purged on the first of the month. Or you could grovel at our feet and we'll probably forgive you. But no promises. This only serves the purpose to keep things updated and keep people interested. I don't want to have to purge anyone, but it is a necessary evil.

    • New characters are added the first and third Saturdays of each month!

  • Other stuff:

    • The mallowmateys community - is for OOC posts about hiatusing / dropping, and for official announcements from the mods.

    • The mm_shipshape community - is for OOC memes, getting to knoooow each other~, or anything players wanna chat about.  It is also where all the Ship Posts will be located, and you can find them conveniently linked in the sidebar.

    • The mm_marines community - is for IC announcements and plot-related information/posts.  This is a comm that only the mods will be posting in, but keep an eye on it for potential Marine activity, game-wide treasure hunts, and more!

    • Hiatus - e-mail with Hiatus as the subject line, state what characters it affects, the character's username, and how long you'll be gone. If you do it before the 15th of the month and have it last until past the end of the month, you'll be exempt from posting that month.

    • Dropping - e-mail with Dropping as the subject line, state what character it affects, and the character's username.

    • Character Limit - Four characters per player, please. Stick with who you're good at and who you enjoy playing! NPC characters before you apply for them to give them a test run if you want.

    • Age Requirement - Please, no one under 16, sorry!

    • Cursed Fruits - The most important thing to note about these is that their effects are not permanent. Generally they last for about a week, but that can be extended or shortened by a couple days as players see fit. Each character is allowed ONE fruit use in a three month period. There are currently five of these fruits allowed in-game, and they are as follows:

      • Gender-changing Fruit (pink banana) - Eat this one and your character gets a sex change for a week. If you’re a girl, you become a guy. If you’re a guy, you become a girl!
      • Age-changing Fruit (blue carrot) - Add some years to your character or take them off. You can become a teen again, relive your toddler years, or find a cane for the sudden grandpa. Whatever you want!
      • Body-switch Fruit (red peach) - Two characters suddenly find themselves in each other's bodies after eating this fruit. Awkward much?
      • Size-changing Fruit (yellow strawberry) - With this fruit, a character will either shrink to pocket-size or grow to gigantic proportions. Have fun coping with their newfound size for a week!
      • Super-power Fruit (purple apple) - Your character will gain a stereotypical superhero power with this one. Will they have super strength? Maybe they can fly or go invisible! Almost like a REAL Devil Fruit, except the effects only last a week!

    • How's My Driving Posts - It's recommended that each player have one in their journal, HOWEVER, there is also a permanent community-wide HMD post for anyone who doesn't want to have their own. It can be found here!

The Golden Rule
Find out what it means to me.
  • No godmodding. Period.
  • If your character is ICly an asshole, by all means, go for it. But OOC respect is key!
  • If you see something going on that you're concerned about, don't be afraid, contact a mod! We're here for you~
The Marines.

Taken Characters

Taken Characters

Updated: 06/24/10

Here are the characters already in the game. Characters that have been applied for are indicated in italics:

From Air Gear
Wanijima Akito/Agito [twofacedshark]

From Blood +
Mui [hoahongmauxan]

From D.Gray-Man
Allen Walker [stareye_allen]
Lala [letmesingasong]
Miranda Lotto [time_exorcist]

From Dead Like Me
George Lass [deadgirldropout]

From Death Note
Halle "Lidner" Bullock [perusalsleuth]
Mail Jeevas (Matt) [3rdprodigy]
Mihael Kheel (Mello) [chocogun]

From Devil May Cry
Nevan [redlipsofdeath]

From Durarara!!
Mikado Ryuugamine [mikadoryuugamin]

From Fairy Tail
Levi McGarden [vocabulous]

From Fullmetal Alchemist
Edward Elric [full_metalelric]
Lust [ultimate_spear]
Riza Hawkeye [queenchesspiece]

From Gintama
Okita Sougo [sadisticprodigy]

From Heart no Kuni no Alice
Alice Liddell [fallen_to_love]
Peter White - The White Rabbit [imnotlate]

From Hetalia Axis Powers
Belarus (Natalia Arlovskaya) [russianbelle]
Greece (Heracles Karpusi) [nothercules]
Holland / the Netherlands [tenderlands]
Russia (Ivan Braginski) [tothekolkhoz]
Spain (Antonio Fernandez-Carriedo) [pasodoble]
Taiwan [lu_dao_gu_niang]
Vietnam [dawnlotus]

From Katekyo Hitman REBORN!
Gokudera Hayato [bakudan_shounen]
Reborn [chameleongun]
Sawada Tsunayoshi "Tsuna" [captain_dame]
Yamamoto Takeshi [rainofvongola]

From Kiki's Delivery Service
Kiki [deliveringkiki]

From Kingdom Hearts
Roxas [key_destination]
Sora [energizedskies]

From Le Portrait de Petit Cossette
Cossette d'Auvergne [lebeauportrait]

From Lupin III
Ishikawa Goemon XIII [ishikawa_juusan]

From Melty Blood
Riesbyfe Stridberg [intheknightmare]

From Michiko to Hatchin
Michiko Malandro [garotamalandro]

From One Piece
Monkey D. Luffy [rubberfist]
Nami [namiwashere]
Nefertari Vivi [regal_azure]
Nico Robin [history_pirate]
Rob Lucci [black_hat_cat]
Roronoa Zoro [strayswordsman]
Sanji [serving_love]
Usopp [warriorothesea]

From Ouran High School Host Club
Houshakuji Renge [moemoe_love]

From Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Percy Jackson [sonoftheseadog]

From Resident Evil: Outbreak
Kevin Ryman [stars_reject]

From The Road to El Dorado
Chel [goldenchel]
Tulio [needs_a_plan]

From Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Otonashi Meru [hazukashigariya]

From Skies of Arcadia
Gilder [roguegunman]

From Soul Eater
Death the Kid [8deathtaed8]

From Tenjho Tenge
Aya Natsume [dragonaya]

From Wicked
Elphaba Thropp [thedelirious]