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Welcome!




:iconblacksparklesplz:Welcome all Monsters!:iconblacksparklesplz:




Your Monster has been accepted into the grandest of Academies, Monster Academy to be exact! You look around you can you see things you never seen before, creatures you didn't even believe in! You as a student can take classes and roleplay with your teachers, find romance or even a rival to compete with! You'll never know the excitement you're missing out on, so what are you waiting for? Come on in!


Invite only



Now don't be discouraged! just because this is an invite only group does not mean you can not join! Simply Go to our chat rooms and get the feel of the members, pending members (people who aren't members but have a character sheet) will be able to roleplay in the OOC and really find out if this is the place for them. The invite only isn't to scare people away but to prevent people from joining and then later finding out that this isn't their cup of tea. If you really wish to join, speak with an existing member and see if you can become sponsored. When you enter in your app, please put down who sponsored you with the link to your character sheet, all other member acceptance forms will be denied so please make double sure you've read all the rules!


Art help



This group likes to focus on roleplay and art submissions, though art submissions are not required, you will have to complete your school assignment with either a picture, writing assignment, or a submission of your roleplay between you and your teacher. If you do not know how to draw then please visit our Art help Journal!




Point System



Head shots: (shoulders and up)25% of the body
sketch: 10 Points
Line art: 20 Points
Color: 35 Points
Color w/shading: 60 Points
3d model: 25 Points

Half body: (hips and up)50% of the body
Sketch: 25 Points
Line art: 35 Points
Color: 50 Points
Color w/shading: 100 Points
3d model: 50 Points

Full body: (everything else)60% and up
Sketch: 30 Points
Line art: 50 Points
Color: 75 Points
Color w/shading: 200 Points
3d model: 100 Points

Pets/Animals
Sketch: 30 Points
Line art: 40 Points
Color: 55 Points
Color w/shading: 150 Points
3d model: 75 Points

Backgrounds:
Sketch: +10 Points
Line art: +30 Points
Color: +25-100 Points
Color w/Shading: +50-200 Points
3d model: +30-150 Points

Setting




:iconblacksparklesplz:Setting:iconblacksparklesplz:



It is the year 2014 and the clothing styles are constantly changing in the City of Cadance, but this is not a ordinary city. For it has something strange inside. In the down town area, a tall sky scraper reaches up into the skies above, the tip covered by the looming grey clouds. People go in and out every day but they leave no sign to tell you what lies behind yonder doors. The address is 789 6th st. Cadance, NA 845123. Cadance is a large city, roughly the size of New York, and the Country Nacoir, or NA, is wide and has a very large amount of land. Outside of the city is nothing but long farm lands and vineyards. Cadance is the lone city on the Island of Nacoir, which is located East of the United States and within the mist of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the size of the state Oregon and is very populated with humans.

As you enter the sky scraper through the main entrance, you are greeted with a second door. The second door refuses attempts of opening until the first one has fully closed. There, the glass door opens up and the sturdy gates of the school are revealed. When you walk in it's like a whole different realm, expanding far into a bright blue sky as if you stepped outside rather than in. Only students with their ID card can go in and out of these doors, with their glamor on. Glamor is the students equivalent of make up, it helps them blend into society. Also another prerequisite is that the student must have taken Human Studies, to know the etiquette of the world beyond.

Now for you students! You have all received an acceptance letter. This will tell you, in full detail, how to attend class and how to get in the first time. From the far end of town there is an entrance to the Catacombs, There is a detailed map in the letter telling you exactly how to get in. You have to take many twists and turns, that look exactly the same in your eyes, but the map is very clear and only an imbecile could get lost. Once you get to your destination you are greeted with a large door that is unlike any other your eyes have laid upon before. It is framed with a type of jagged, black rock, that may be volcanic. The doors are long and seem to be made out of Stained oak. You're instructed to knock twice. Once knocked, the door opens up to the lower hallway of the building. There you will be greeted by the Headmistress, a large owl woman. She asks you for your Glamor host item. You present her with such an item, examples are like watches or cell phones are common. Your item is now enchanted and she encourages you to try it.

Once you activate it for the first time, it tingles all over your body. You then look around and she points a mirror at your face. "I hope you like it" She chirps with an all knowing wisdom. "You may take any classes in any order, but you may not leave the school until you've completed your human studies class. You can take up to three classes a semester and a minimum of one." She goes over the schedule and then shows you to the main hall. It seems though this school is in a normal sky scraper, the building is much more like an old English castle. Like the building was enchanted, only the doors were attached but nothing else. When in the school you can see the castle and the vast fields around it. But when you exit the front door you are greeted with the street of a busy city. She shows you to your classes and gives a brief introduction to all the teachers. She then takes you out the back door. You know that there is magic afoot when you see the acres and acres of land just waiting for you. There is also an impressive military grade obstacle course at your disposal. "and this is where you'll be taking your M.P.E. class, though if you fly please be careful not to fly higher than 500 meters in the air, our magic will not allow you to leave" she winks at you and she continues to show you around, including the dorm you will be staying at. They are on the 7th(boys) and 8th(girls) floor and are separated by gender. She then goes over the consequences of students sneaking over and other such rules.

She finally gives you your dorm room key and tells you she has to go greet more students and you should sign up for classes and to reach your teachers at your own leisure.


First floor:


History
Music
Potions
M.P.E.
Human Studies
Expressive arts

Courtyard

Cafeteria

Second floor:


D.A.H.
Home Economics
Monster Anatomy
Mythical Medicine
Mystics and Magic
Martial arts

Third floor:


Herbology
Ancient languages
Dreamology
Elementalism
Mischief and Mayhem
Technology

Fourth floor:


Demonology
Enchantment
Summoning
Shadow manipulation
Exploration
Alchemy

Fifth floor:


Teacher Offices

Sixth Floor:


Headmistress Office
Library

Seventh Floor:


Boy Dorms

Eighth floor:


Girl Dorms

Ninth floor:


Teacher Dorms

Lovely Chibis done by Zanyzarah




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Thursday, July 3rd @ 11:59pm

Rules




:iconblacksparklesplz:Rules!:iconblacksparklesplz:



:bulletgreen:Drawing Rules:bulletgreen:
There has been a little confusion that I would like to clear up. This group is meant to collide both writing and drawing artists together in a role playing group. This isn't very common, I'm sure you know. This is because there are some who cannot draw, but write fantastically. I feel like we would be hindering our role playing by eliminating the wonderful writers we have here in DA.

Because of this I'm allowing people to use other artists, bases, and doll makers. But there's always something we need to remember. We must always credit the original artist. They spent time and effort into their art and they deserve respect. I will not tolerate art thieves in this group.

:bulletblue:Academy Rules:bulletblue:
1. Read the F.A.Q.s and other journals before joining. they contain most of the needed info!
2. You may use any creature in mythology, but not a named monster like Medusa or Hades.
3. You may make up a monster, but your character will be looked at more carefully for balance.
4. You may use a mage, or other human that has superhuman talents.
5. You must carry a glamor with you at all times. This can take the shape of anything you can physically posses.
6. Every student must live in the dorms.
7. Dorms are separated by male and female and then by grade.
8. There is a sky barrier above the school - students that fly must not fly higher than the barrier. If they try, it will deflect them and make them dizzy.
9. Inside the school grounds you are allowed to show your true form. Only when exiting school grounds must you wear your glamor.
10. There is no dress code, but please wear something...
11. YOU MUST NOT REVEAL YOUR MONSTER SELF TO HUMANS.

:bulletred:Role Play Rules:bulletred:
1. NO GOD-MODDING (To ensure this rule is followed, please select your powers from the already accepted list in the journals
2. Do not use OOC (out of character) knowledge. For instance, if my character has a weakness to copper... and your character had no way of knowing that, if you use copper against me, that is cheating.
3. Use your brain!
4. Be realistic. I don't need overpowered characters running amuck.
5. A good role play gives and takes.
6. You're not allowed to use powers unless they are on your character sheet. Don't make stuff up as you go along...
7. Keep true to your character!
8. Stay active!
9. This group won't solely rely on your contributing art, but it does on role play. YOU MUST ATTEND THE CHAT AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. I'm tired of dead chat rooms..
10. There will be a "lit" chat and a "script" chat. "Lit" chat requires at least 4 sentences and "script" chat requires at least 2.


Points System

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:59 PM
Every Unique picture that you create will give you points.
When copying and pasting the same picture, for instance for expression memes you will only receive half points. if you draw each face individually you will receive full points. The point of the point system is to award every unique picture.

If you feature any other characters in your picture, you will have a multiplier. So for instance you draw a full bodied picture of your OC and Moxi with a background,  you gain 200x2=400 points.
If you draw a picture and it includes people who are not in the academy (aka: they have no character sheet) then you will not be awarded points for them.

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Points for backgrounds on certain pictures (Flats & Shaded) will be given points relevant to the amount of complexity in the background. The lower range of points are for super simplistic patterned backgrounds that match the scene while the very high range of the points will be given to backgrounds with multiple interacting elements and well detailed intricacies. AKA: The more detailed your background the more points additional points you will receive.

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Pets and Animals
OC pets, familiars, and or other animals and the like drawn in pictures will now count for points as well (This is not retroactive and will only apply for pictures submitted after the changed system.)

Every story you submit will give you points.

For every class you pass, your character gains 400 points.

Definitions of types

Color w/background
this includes black and white coloring.

Full color w/o background
this includes black and white coloring

Line art
even if you put it in pen, if it looks sketchy, it's going to be a sketch, not a lineart...

Sketch
If the sketch is clean, meaning no eraser marks or structural lines then this can count as a line art.


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Points per picture


Head shots: (shoulders and up)25% of the body
sketch: 10 Points
Line art: 20 Points
Color: 35 Points
Color w/shading: 60 Points
3d model: 25 Points

Half body: (hips and up)50% of the body
Sketch: 25 Points
Line art: 35 Points
Color: 50 Points
Color w/shading: 100 Points
3d model: 50 Points

Full body: (everything else)60% and up
Sketch: 30 Points
Line art: 50 Points
Color: 75 Points
Color w/shading: 200 Points
3d model: 100 Points

Pets/Animals
Sketch: 30 Points
Line art: 40 Points
Color: 55 Points
Color w/shading: 150 Points
3d model: 75 Points

Backgrounds:
Sketch: +10 Points
Line art: +30 Points
Color: +25-100 Points
Color w/Shading: +50-200 Points
3d model: +30-150 Points


Memes
1. If you repeat the same meme that already exists you will not receive points for it.
2. Memes are worth 100 points, and you will be awarded 200 if you complete the meme as well.

Minecraft Skins
Will simply be 20 points regardless as it's mostly colors over a template for the fit skin.

Animation
Animations will be graded by frames


For every written work you will receive

10 points- Haiku
50 points- Short poem (10 lines will Classify it as a short poem)
75 points- Long poem (30 Lines will Classify it as a Long poem
100 points- Long song
10 points per 100 words - Prose and etc

On the matter of RP Logs (Chatroom, skype, notes, etc)
To reward Points on RP Logs you can do one of two things:
*Split the total amount evenly between participants. Recommended when 2-3 people are participating.
*Word Count each participant. Recommended for Chatroom group RPs. If there is no "Word count" for each participant, a split of the total amount will be done. (regardless of number of people and level of participation)


:bulletgreen:Rewards:bulletgreen:

200 points- Character outfit change~ You may change one thing on your character's outfit on your application.

200 points- Character biological change~ You may change the color of your character's eyes.

400 points- Character outfit change~ You may change 3 things on your characters outfit on your application.

400 points- Character biological change~ You may change your characters hair/skin tone.

800 points- Character outfit change~ You may change your full characters outfit on your application.

800 points- Character biological change~ You may change the gender of your character

1000 points- Character Swap~ You may resign your current character to make another.

2000 points- Character upgrade~You may add one more Minor Skill. You can only buy one each time you pass 3 Classes!

5000 points- Character upgrade~Your may add one more Major Skill. You can only buy one After passing 6 Classes!

5000 points- Character slot~ You may make one additional character for the group.

15,000 points- Character slot~ You may make a Transfer student, they will skip the first year of Monster Academy and jump to Sophomore status


REMEMBER! if you pay to change your character you must update your character sheet! payments of points must be announced here on this journal and will be recorded below. It is also your responsibility to record these transactions on the bottom of your character sheet.

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:iconstarfinder2468:
STARFINDER2468 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
When is a good time to try and apply?
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NyaandDolly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May I join I'm creating my character ^^
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IdiotTwins Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
MA classrooms like amg I'm going way too far here
Just wanted to post them here though
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withinhuman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hello-- I am looking to (re-)join once enrollments are open!
I was in this group once before on a different account-- will I still need to find a sponsor (which is not a problem; I'm just checking)?
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Maipee-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
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shawnthehedghog Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I N RP PLEASE
Dad:sorry can i have the principal please
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Sunnyeye Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Artist
Might have a hour to make my character but where IS THE APP sheet :3
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destroyer3124 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Writer
ive pulled a few ticks andgot this way to get into the chatroom whenever again.
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LadyRoslineDrake Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure if my event piece is submitting, I'm sorry if you've been spammed with a zillion of them...and if your getting no submission then please let me know. Don't want to be left out :/
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soaringmoose Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the chibi highlight for Zany~

looking forward to seeing Robin's and Zavier's apps here soon.
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Bunnchu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
just wondering, if i could join with an old character and change her when the next opening comes around?
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saim-kurom Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have been looking for schools over the world, i think this would be a very interesting one.
sadly i have found it at a bad time, i am going to be offline next month for reasons i prefer keeping to my own ^^;

can i maybe be part of this school of Monsters after my long period of leave?

greetings, Saim.
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Minenintedolp Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Would you allow like a monster called Glitch? Think of like BEN Drowned and that will give you a idea of what i had in mind for my character.
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Stiffy76 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
hmm do you allowed Chinese hopping vampires?
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soaringmoose Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS GROUP'S GENEROSITY THOUGH! THE RESPONSE WAS SO QUICK! <3
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soaringmoose Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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IdiotTwins Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
EXAMS
But event...
EXAMS
But event...
EXAMS
But event...
EXAMS
But event...
//cries
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Bunnchu Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
im not really active so im going to take my leave for now, sorry!.
i'll try rejoining in the later future.
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Ann-Joanne Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When are you guys open for enrollments again?
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Axeletta Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!  I've just been too busy and inconsistent for this... so I'm gonna have to be leaving the group.  Sorry. :c
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MauiMuffin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Artist
i have a Q
what hhappens if your monster gets bully by other monsters
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Bunnchu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
when and where do i register for the classes O-O?
because im alittle confused since the journals are changed up
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:iconmechakingghidorah100:
Alright I wasn't able to put my char in again for existing member signups (laziness and the fact that V wasn't able to transfer the arts to da new app) I hadn't started anything due to hiatus so do I just reapply next signup period or what?
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Krad1213 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice group
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