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: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

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)



Calendar



January 1st-March 31st 2013
Is Semester One

April 1st-June30th 2013
Is Semester Two

July 1st-September 31st 2013
Is Semester Three

October 1st-December 31st 2013
Is Semester Four

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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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.


First Year Assignments! (History updated)

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:08 AM


Available classes for First year!:

1) History - Melody of Parsa (RawrSexyKitty)

We’ll be going onto a field trip to egypt, you must not remove your glamor at any time, you must not lose it, misplace it, is that understood? Any student found without their galmor at any time will be expelled from the school...indefinitely. We will be observing the inside of the pyramids and their secrets. You have been given a small book which tells you which symbols mean what, in addition I will be there to tell you what the symbol means.
1. Your assignment is to find any writing on any wall, decipher it and tell me what you think it meant. We will be spending a whole week inside the pyramids, so do pack for 7 days and I will be providing transportation and food.  
Extra Credit: (worth 200 points)  
If you find yourself wanting to do more and find yourself enthralled with egypt, show me how. You may dress up as any mythological creature from that era, maybe make a food from that time. Show your passion for it, this is optional.
Important OOC Knowledge:The book your character is given has the following information inside of it. Use the above link to help you create a single sentence in Egyptian, you don't have to get it right! remember your student is trying to read it. Remember when making your sentence to make it appropriate for the age, don't spell out "new ipod" or anything silly like that.  Your character is not actually going to egypt, it would be far too dangerous to send a bunch of new students outside of the school. This is however a very intricate illusion cast by the teacher that can be seen, and touched. However if you decide to be rebellious and leave from the group, you will find yourself trapped in an ancient tomb and may or may not be rescued for hours upon at a time.



2) Music - Rever Bassion (BlackRain100)

Each student must receive a Music Doll from the classroom. Your assignment is to take your blank music doll, research a type of music from your land of origin. As you play for your doll it will slowly begin to change bit by bit to fit your personality and the type of music you play for it. Keep a log of the changes in your doll and write them up in the form of small observational journals. At the end of the semester turn your doll back in.
  Write at the least 10 journals of a minimum of 150 words each noting the changes in the doll. I'll provide a base for the blank doll bases and before the end of the semester each student must turn in their changed doll designs whether in drawn form or in a descriptive deviation of 200+ words.



3) Potions - Remy Samedi (TwilightSweetie)

Since that fateful day when the Elemental Stones attack, everything seems to be somewhat back to normal... Almost. Construction is in roll and so are the classes. When you enter, you see the Voodoo Man staring at the window outside before turning around upon hearing you enter as he gave you a welcoming smile. "Ahh~ bonjour. How y'all feelin' on this fine loveleh day..." He said as he gestured you to sit at your seats. "I guess y'all been waitin' fo' this day's assignment... I've been giving some thought here and there and I finally came up with one. Fo' today's task is gonna be lendin' a hand... As in create a potion that would help heal the school's forest. Part of it is still damaged from the incident and Aurian - our beloved Heart of the Forest, would very much appreciate a little assistance. v u v For this, all ingredients are available for you to make. But don't you be thinkin' of making anythin' that'll do more damage to the forest then good. Because some of my shadows will be supervisin' y'all on this."

Assignment: Your task for this class is to create a potion that will help heal the forest that was damaged during the attack of the elemental stones. Even the Heart of the Forest needs a little help and it would much appreciate in healing it's wounds. Remy's shadow's will supervise you on the potion's affects as well as keep an eye on you if should you get lost. You'll lose some points if you make a potion that'll harm the forest. An RP is required but it is not mandatory. If you choose to do it in rp, please log it as proof that you have done it.



4) Monster Physical Education - Otekah Lakatakata (Athorment)

“Get in line, children, we are about to clear the Monster Physical Education assignment AND help the school that house you little monsters in for free. Your Assistance with dealing with the Rocks has shown me that i shall not go easy on you so for the next couple of days we are going to give back to her honorable headmistress what she has done by accepting you all into the Academy.
As you know, the forest is devastated despite the efforts of teachers who were sent to deal with the stones that appeared in there. There is volunteer work for that, but I am not going to stand around and see as some of you laze about while others help.
It's because of this that I have planned my assignment around helping the forest. Children! You will form two teams, A with the faster students and B with the stronger ones. Team A to my right! Team B to my Left! Move!"
The yelling was loud and the teacher's huge height made her attitude the more intimidating. Soon everyone was either to her right or left in large groups.
"Team A. Speedsters, flying and Agile ones will be given a bag with small stone tablets with rune magic. You will Run through the forest and spread out, leaving the tablets were you find ashes, knocked down trees and other general destruction that needs to be fixed. You will come back only When you get to the edge or run out of tablets. A red tablet rune will signal nearby teammates to come pick you up if you are accidentally injured in the line of work.
Team B. You will be gathering in teams of 3 and pull a cart with pickaxes, shovels and seed sacks. You will also be given a map with nothing written on it. The only thing that it will mark is your position as well as nearby tablets where Team A already pointed there is trouble. You can choose to not use the tools, but you will still have to pull the cart with the seed sacks. Use the pickaxes to get rid of large rocks in the way. Use the Shovel to fix holes and other things. You will leave the seed sacks and retrieve the stone tablets. You will only be able to come back after retrieving 5 stone tablets" Otekah walked forward and turned to see both groups.
"I'm sure the volunteers will appreciate the work you are putting in to help the forest heal.
I am also certain you appreciate the fact that you can't fail this class... You can't fail because you are not returning to the academy, your dorm and your warm little tiny beds until you are done. Dismissed!"

RP is NOT required. Any doubts, you can ask them directly on the OOC chat. Choose Either Team A or Team B in order to complete the assignment.
*Team A: A drawing/Writing of your OC running (flying for those capable) through the forest carrying a heavy bag on their back that contains the stone tablets with rune Magic.
*Team B: A drawing/Writing of your OC (optional: form a team of 3) pulling a cart (or helping pull the cart) that contains the tools & heavy sacks of seeds.
*If you sign your OC for M.P.E. but dont submit homework then your OC will be forced to canonically spend 3-5 days in the forest (in human form) trying to finish the task. A drawing/Writing of your OC suffering this fate will allow you to pass the class after a week extension, but you wont be getting the "Class passed" bonus points.

Get Extra Points (This part is NOT Obligatory!) by:  
*Draw your OC with clothes that fit a gym class. not Extremely loose mind you, we need to see those well toned muscles... or at least how fit they are
*Draw your OC with torn clothes, leaves and sticks on their hair and dirt on skin as an "aftermath" picture of the assignment they went in.

Students taking this class:
Currently Registering
Students that passed:
Pending



5) Human Studies -Erida Slade (Rayne-Storme)

"Greetings students, I am Erida Slade, and I will be your new Human Studies teacher. It is my duty to teach you everything I can about humans, and I believe the best way to teach you about humans is to show them to you first hand. We will, as a class, take a small trip to a nearby town, where i will take you on a guided tour. You will be in glamor form the whole trip, and anyone who does not follow this simple rule will automatically fail. Should you do well and bring me plenty of notes on humans you see, you will be sent off in pairs to try and spend and afternoon blending in. You must stay with your partner, and you must take careful notes of everything you see on your trip. Remember, we are to be like shadows, quiet and unnoticed, but seeing all"

Your assignment is to describe to me one human activity (Could be a couple eating lunch, kids playing together, etc.) either drawing what your character sees (you can have them off to the side taking notes xD) or to send in a deviation of your characters notes describing said activity.

** Extra Credit. Send in a deviation of your character and a partner (with another classmates permission) of them attempting one of the human activities they have seen on the trip.



6) Expressive Arts

Ma-New App-Itzel Acosta by athorment - Itzel Acosta (Athorment)


“Hola todos! Como están? Que hacen? Last Semester we played a bit with a bunch of materials and made an embodiment of anger. It was simple and helped me see how good of a teacher i could be but that's unimportant information *clears throat*
Some of you had some trouble with Anger stuff while others had it too easy so for this semester i am going to lend you a few nice and big pieces of marble Rock for Sculpting~
You have to talk to your piece of Rock as you sculpt it. Don't worry about messing it up, it's magical so it fixes itself up Like pressing Ctrl + Z if you close your eyes and imagine no mistake was made~
Anything that you think of you can say. You can have someone in mind or not as you work and see who it takes the shape of. Once it's finished, your Sculpture becomes alive. It can't hurt anyone or leave the classroom and it will take the shape of someone you have a very emotional link with. *smiles*
Now is your chance to tell that special someone what you can't or what you couldn't tell them. What you would like to tell them or what you need to tell them. Let it all out, dearies~
You are now Face to face with a departed one, someone far away or even someone you love that you can't reveal your feelings too. Let's work on those emotional problems. If you want huggies, i can give you huggies. there will be cookies and milk as snacks for when you are done and is having a conversation with your "memory Statue" person.

RP is NOT required. Any doubts, you can ask them directly on the OOC chat. You have to make a picture or Write of what your "Memory Statue" looks like and what kind interaction it has with your OC. All drawings of key features should be Waist up at the very least. Writings have a 500 words limit.

Get Extra Points (This part is NOT Obligatory!) by:  
*drawing a nude art (human form) of someone very close to your character. (can’t be him/herself). The teacher also volunteers herself if asked. Remember to mark it as mature content and hide the bits that dA doesn't allow to be posted. It's also an artistic Nude, not a pinup or fanservice XD
*drawing something on the teacher’s body (Monster form). Can be anything that is not inappropriate.


Students taking this class:
Currently Registering
Students that passed:
Pending

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weirdsketch Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, i just found your group and i have to say i'm amazed with all the work and detail put into it. it's very impressive and i can't help but get interested.

now i haven't read everything, but i have a question considering character creation. say someone new comes along and they want to join the group do they HAVE to come in as a student? or can they create a teacher?
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snowfang123 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2014  Student Artist
wow, this page is amazing :D must of took you a wile to finish it and all.
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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  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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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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