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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

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.
11. DON'T BE A DICK


First Year Assignments! (Art and P.E. added!)

Journal Entry: Mon May 4, 2015, 11:54 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)

"Hello students! This semester we're going to do a little cultural exploration, through music! Since I'm still pretty new here I want to get to know you better, so I want you to do a bit of research into your culture's music. Then I want to hear it, music isn't some research class it's a work of expression, so put your own twist on an old classic or make something all your own using traditional instruments and show me something fun!"

Your assignment
:bulletblue:Step 1:bulletblue: Draw or write about your student researching their cultural background's music
:bulletpurple:Step 2:bulletpurple: Draw or write about your student's completed assignment
:bulletred: written assignments must be at least 500 words and art must be lined and colored:bulletred:




3) Potions - Remy Samedi (TwilightSweetie)

"Welcome, 
mes petits monstres to anothah' day at Monsteh Academeh~. Today's assignment is gonna be a fun one."</i> The voodoo houdoo man spoke with a smirk on his face as he waved a finger at his familiar shadow to bring forth ingredients labeled with the names of one of the potions they're gonna create. "For today's theme is the Seven Deadleh Sins. All y'all here I have are ingredients that go with their respective sin. Lust. Greed. Gluttony. Sloth. Wrath. Envy. And of course - Pride! All ya gotta do is create a potion of the sin of your choice. The ingredients are already here on display, you just need to figure out the right potency in order for it to work. = v = Have fun~"

Assignment: Create a potion that represents one of the 7 Deadly Sins. Remy has already laid out the ingredients, each represents the part of that respective sin. But here's the catch - you have to choose only "one" sin to work on that best fits your student's inner sin. If you don't think they have sinned, think on something they flawed on personality wise as a starting point. Here is a list of sins that you, the student must choose between:

:bulletpink: Lust

:bulletred: Wrath

:bulletorange: Gluttony

:bulletyellow: Greed

:bulletgreen: Envy

:bulletblue: Sloth

:bulletpurple: Pride

Draw your student making the sin potion in the class lab. For writers, you're more then welcome to write out your student's experience during the making of the potion of their choice.

Tip: Be careful of how much of the ingredients you put in. Put in the wrong amount and the potion will turn into either a dud or explode.



4) Monster Physical Education - Otekah Lakatakata (Athorment)

Ma-New App- Otekah Lakatakata by athorment

“Alright, I see some new faces here. Not just in my class but in the academy as well. This is how things work here: I say, you do.
We just went through a bunch of lovey dovey crap and if there's one thing i dislike... It's slackers! The Aztec Gods had the right idea so I have developed a circuit to test your Strength, your stamina and your speed.
In a particular section deep within the forest there is a set of mountains  with various tests for you to partake on." Loud and direct to the point, Otekah looked at the students both small and not so small.

"*The Stamina test consists of climbing the approved side of the wall. I don't care how you climb it, as long as you dont use monster powers to do so.
*The Strength test involves pushing rocks of varying sizes off the cliff on the other side. I know some of you retain some super strength even in human form, so I better see you pushing the large ones or I will fail you!
*The Speed test... is a mad dash down the cliff while the rocks of your classmates rain down on you. "

Otekah smirked at the expressions on the students. Their disgust and fear was the most amusing part of being a teacher. "Now... I am not beyond mercy, You will take on at least two of the 3 tests of your preference. I will also be spectating to make sure none of you cheat Unless you need my assistance to cheat death"

RP is NOT required. Any doubts, you can ask them directly on the OOC chat. Choose 2 activities in order to complete the assignment. You can draw or write how your character fares in the tests, but not the "Aftermaths" of each.

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, dirt on skin and generally beat up as an "aftermath" picture of the assignment they went in.


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:bulletred: - Nothing yet received
:bulletyellow: - Homework submited to gallery
:bulletgreen: - Rated and approved
:bulletpurple: - Bonus Credit Submited!


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

“Hello Students! Last semester we went out among the humans and attempted to blend in. I feel like for this semester we should take a more theoretical approach. You will be getting into groups of 2 or more, and you’ll come up to the front” She motioned to her desk, on which there was a bowl with slips of paper, and a piece of parchment with three prompts written on it. “You will each choose a slip of paper from this bowl, and then decide on the plot of your exercise. You will go to the library and research the job written on your slip of paper, and with your group you will practice a skit in which you attempt to act as humans would in this situation.”

There are 30 Slips of paper, and ten jobs (3 for each job):
Baker
Dentist
Writer
Postal Worker
Nurse
Archaeologist
Racecar Driver
Garbage Man
Banker
Teacher

Prompts Include (choose one for your pair):
-Everyone in your group is stuck in an Elevator. Interact until someone can retrieve you safely.
-One of you is conducting a job interview.
-You are all at a birthday party, act as you think humans of your career path would act!

You will need to rp with someone else for your assignment. Extra credit may be earned by drawing your character dressed like they would as the profession they choose.

6) Expressive Arts

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


“Hey hey! Que hay? Que hacen? Last Semester we worked hard with many rocky materials to work on neat sculptures. I think some of you got into very dramatic situations, but that was the point of the assignment. I hope the experience has helped you understand a thing or two about yourselves!
Because of those of you who got the feeeeels I've decided that this semester's assignment will be a bit more light hearted. Dont think it's an easy one though because we are using paint~
You have to Put a blindfold on your eyes and paint something. Don't worry about messing it up, it's magical so it will end up looking like something. What would that be? well, that's for you to find out. Unless you already know, You will paint whatever it is that your heart desires. For some it will be objects, for some others it will be crushes and for some will even be situations~
There is no need to think too much on what it is. If you dont know what it is that you want your heart will take over.
Oh, but what's the point you may ask? Well, it's not just for show! After finishing painting You'll have to tell me the reason why you painted that. Good luck dearies! Let's see some happy faces and a few surprises!

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 "desired object/situation" Painting looks like and give a quick explanation of why your OC's heart painted that.

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 fanservice XD
*drawing something on the teacher's body (Monster form). Can be anything that is not innapropiate.


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:bulletred: - Nothing yet received
:bulletyellow: - Homework submited to gallery
:bulletgreen: - Rated and approved
:bulletpurple: - Bonus Credit Submited!

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:iconvanillathefox:
Vanillathefox Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi I has a derpie question.

Is it possible for me to just update my charater's. artwork without without changing any coloring, clothing, etc. on her as of right now?
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Noir-fox5 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you have some coding issues .o. two of your things are messed up on here
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saim-kurom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i need some help here?
i wanted to get into the chatroom for some rp, but i notice the link is missing and i can not find it?
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V-Oblivion Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just noticed how ong has been since my last time ere, boy do time flies fast.

Sorry for having dissapeared like this and I am sure I won't be coming back anytime soon.

I, however, wanted to congratulte the group for existing for so long now, other RPgroups are taken down at this point. I also wish you all the best of lucks, may even greater stuff come out of this crazy place!
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ViperaVictoriam Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Shucks didnt even know enrollments were hitting so soon. Probably for the best as finals are gonna be hitting soon :( Enrollments in june i hope?
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IdiotTwins Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Anyone still looking for someone to join their team?
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TheQuackin Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sorry to say that I will be departing the group. I have a lot under my belt right now. Thank you for the fun while I was here. 
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Vanillathefox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I'm just letting the group know I'm going to go on a hiatus.  I don't know when I'll return but hopefully it's by Next month.  I'm just having trouble with reality and such...  Thanks for understanding.
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Vanillathefox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*shamelessly advertises* If anyone wants a free line less drawing of their character with a limited palette come to this journal X3
100 Palette Challenge for Fun :3
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princehashbrown Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
aaa just a heads up that I'll be leaving ;v; 
I know I haven't been here long but I'm an inactive butt

thanks a bunch for having me <3
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RaeNoir Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to say goodbye since I am leaving due to being unable to be active
Thanks for having me
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Ari204 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Shoot, im late! Ireally wanted to join.Frozen - Elsa Crying Icon 
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NordicForestSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, man....enrollment just ended. :c
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Vinchinderlous Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I...................... Have absolutely no idea how to join, Balisk er Brett suggested that i join, but, it's kinda confusing... :facepalm:
*feels idiotically confused*
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MaliceAndMacarons Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
God, damn it! I'm literally late by five minutes....great. ;-;
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DragonxHybrid Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there. So I'm working on an application, and I'm almost done. However, due to restrictions on my Wi-Fi, I might not be able to post my application until after the countdown. Is there anything I can do?
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Aisuringa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student General Artist
So I'm allowed to join soon?
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LDYBG8 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Is it too late to join?
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TheDuckParade Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can I make up a type of monster so long as i give it a description?
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3vl0e…

Found our official theme~ ;p
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Vanillathefox Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um, just a quick Question but when does the Third Semester end anyways?
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withinhuman Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! 
I figured the members of MA might enjoy this episode of Face Off-- www.free-tv-video-online.me/pl…
It's all about mythical creature high schoolers.  Pretty perfect, no? Lol.
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