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Journal Entry: Tue Sep 4, 2012, 12:32 AM

★ Introduction::

► Welcome to Tibumeru ! To join, we require that you follow our steps ! All steps can be found on the front page. If you have any questions, please ask or check our F.A.Q !

► A Quick Summary:: Tibumeru are unable to feel pain, bleed purple and are extremely hard to kill. At lower levels, Tibumeru are more animal-like than they are human, and may not understand the most basic of human skills such as reading even singing a song. They live in a pretty post apocalyptic world. Girls are just as strong as boys, if not stronger. Keep it simple ! Our rules all come down to one thing:: Respect others !

► It looks long, but it really isn't ! Everything is different subject clearly explained due to previously asked questions. Take it step by step !

★ Example Applications::
Tibumeru :: Ray [OUTDATED] by NotDamien Lituca App V3 by PocketPrism
►These are also your team Leaders ! Rebels, Seafarers, and Envisionists. You'll learn more about these teams later. [It'll be one of the required blog entries to read.] They're also the main admin characters. If an owner of one of these characters approaches you, you need to listen. All admins should be treated with the same respect. No admins, no group.
At Lv.50+, you can change the colors of your application and you even get a bigger ref ! Here's the recent Leader apps::

★ Getting Started::
► Start by asking yourself a few questions.
► If I was reading my application as if it was someone else's, what is the first impression I would get ? 
► Can my character start an RP without needing to be approached ? Can it get over its problems enough to say hello ?
► Will others find my characters unpleasant ? (Having no friends sucks. Be careful.)
► Can I draw my character's design ? Does it have specific patterns ? Complicated characters scare others from drawing them, && take away time. 
► How does my character eat ? Does it have the will to kill for its food ? Can it fight ?
► There are things we really really do not want to see in our group. You can find out what those are by clicking here. We're sorry, but we took a mass vote, and many people did not like these characters.

★ Visual Application::
► There are several different kinds of application, but as a new member, you only have to worry about one, the main character application. I'll explain the other applications later. You can get the .PSD file by downloading it here. There are all the applications on it, you only use the blue application, the others will have what they're for on top of it.

► Note:: The Human EVENT application was for an event, it is not to create human OCs. We are not accepting human characters at the moment. Please, do not use the other applications. You may make your application prettier, but it must stay blue !
MAIN Tibumeru Application by NotDamien

► Fill this out entirely before joining. Here, you will have your character. Draw it in. In the case that you are a traditional artist, just copy-paste your application on. If you cannot draw, you may commission someone to draw your character, that you made. Someone else may not design your character for you unless they have official permission. To see who is permitted to sell "adopts" or "character designs", check this blog entry. If you use someone else's artwork, notify them that you are going to use it. They must be 100% your character.
Tibumeru Team Logos ! by NotDamien

► Above, you see the team logos. As a newbie, you start off as a Neu-recruit. Simply cut out the logo and paste it into your applications, redraw, trace it, whatever ! If you downloaded the .PSD application, the logos are already on it.
► You cannot pick your own team right away, and we will force you to change it if you try. Once again, the teams blog entry is one of the ones you will read into later.

★ Written Application::

► Finally ! After you have drawn out your visual application, you must put this in the description of your application ! I'll have a version up without all the words, so be patient ! All of these will be explained here, please read them carefully ! Sorry for the length, we've been bombed with questions.

★ Name:: In the case that you pick a name that is taken, we'll ask you to nickname your character. We're okay if you have same names, BUT, you may not use the names taken by the Admins (Ray, Janik, Lituca).

★ Gender:: We allow genderless, transgender, and the normal male/females ! If your character is genderless, state what gender they look like the most, maybe. Like, female dominant or male dominant to give others an idea for drawing their body type, and describing as he/she. If you refer to your character as a "xe" (genderless neutral), please make sure you include that so people understand what that is.

★ Appears:: Tibumeru are nearly ageless, so we have what age they appear to be to others. Tibumeru do not age more than 25 years old, and that's at their oldest. The youngest is generally 12 years old. We do not allow members to make characters under the age of 12, and we are against sexually attractive children (Shotas, Lollis, etc). If you simply cannot draw older characters, make their appears age at least 16 anyway, so others know. If your character is under 17 years old, they are not allowed to wear revealing clothing regularly, and are not allowed in explicit drawings.
FAQ #248: Are there restrictions on art using children or teenagers (fictional or otherwise)?

★ Actual Age:: Same as before, the restrictions of young characters also applies here. We understand that children get into similar things that adults do, that doesn't mean we support it. Members are not allowed to have characters younger than 12, and older than 80. Please do not pick an extremely old character if you do not understand the group. Being old does not give you any perks besides story line.

★ Height:: How tall are they ? This is just for visual purposes only. Try to keep them at least 4'9'', the maximum being around 6'5''.

★ Relationship Status::  You can say if your character is single or taken. If you don't want others to know or really don't want people coming after you for ships, put unavailable. Please keep in mind, this is not a group for ships. If we find your application covered in "good at the sex" or even "great kisser", we will deny you, sorry ! Characters obviously made only to try to get smut RPs are not welcome. Added due to popular demand.

★ Preference::  Keep it simple. Avoid sexualities that most wouldn't know. LIKES GIRLS, LIKES BOYS, LIKES WHATEVER is fine. Again, you can put Undisclosed or unavailable. Added due to popular demand.

★ Personality:: Please keep in mind, that insane is not a personality. Use several traits to describe your character ! (Example; Lazy, Calm, Easygoing, Quick to laugh)

★ Hobbies:: Straight to the point. Just remember, Tibumeru are really really dumb. Keep it simple. At best case, starting out, your Tibumeru might know how to paint a little bit or collects shiny things.

★ Skills:: At level 100, you may master a skill. You must ask admins about them first. But until then, you cannot be a master of any skills. Maybe your Tibumeru can sing a little bit, or poke at some guitar strings. They cannot seriously do either of those at a professional level until they hit level 100. Remember this ! To see what levels you can learn new skills, reading && writing included, check this out. Remember Tibumeru are like animals at lower levels.

★ History:: Keep it short and sweet. You character cannot have effected the Tibumeru world in anyway, unless you are an admin or someone who knows what they're doing, and have actually participated in events. You can update this later. We'll accept you even if your history is "spent most of life in cave". We'd sooner accept that over "Learned to heal others after years of college", "family died in fire". Humans do not regularly hunt Tibumeru, they do not eat Tibumeru. Unless you were a threat to them, they would not go after you. Please, do not use rape sob stories. We will deny you. We do not want anything involving rape in our group. If you update your application, please notify us !

★ Bad Habits, or Specific Traits:: Things that make your character, your character. Maybe they enjoy picking scabs or can't stop twitching. Just little things. Maybe they curse constantly, or like to touch everything.

★ Legend:: How do they believe they were created ? Science ? Fish evolving ? Windex to the face ? Anything is fine. Even if they don't believe anything. Legend belief is a religion for some characters, who work the way they do because they believe in a god or science. Real religions do not apply to Tibumeru. They are fish, and the god they have is the Lochness monster at best.

★ Theme Songs:: Three at most. You can pick these later, you can change these later. Music often plays in inspiring a character !

★ Extra:: Whatever you wanna add.

★ Character Strength -- Stats::
► As you take part in the group, you will gain EXP for participating, drawing, writing, whatever ! (Don't worry about EXP, Fancy-Bee does all that for you. Just make sure you're keeping up with the blogs. We update them when EXP has been added.) And your character will grow. As your character levels up, you gain 1★. You start off with 20s (25s for admins) to put as you wish, max being 8s on one stat at level one.

►  As you level up, you must keep stats more or less equal. You cannot have 1★ DEFENCE, and 25★ ATTACK. You HAVE to balance them.

▼ An example of Balanced High level Stats.▼
HP:: 10★
ATTACK:: 12★ [Strongest Stat]
DEFENCE:: 8★ [Weakest Stat]
SPEED:: 10★
★ After you hit this, you wonder what to do next ? It's simple. You start adding again until you hit 18/20/22 on all stats, like::
HP:: 20★
ATTACK:: 22★ [Strongest Stat]
DEFENCE:: 18★ [Weakest Stat]
SPEED:: 20★
★  Then again, you go until you hit 28/30/32, then 38/40/42, and so on. Easy enough ? You just have to keep it balanced !!

★ Stats Defined::
► Lv. X (You start off as Level 1, max level is 200 for regular members, 225 for admins.)

► HP ;; ( 1★ = 10HP )
► ATTACK ;; ( 1★ = 1DAMAGE. This doesn't mean that your character is super strong. It's more of they KNOW HOW to attack. Characters who can pick up cars are not welcome here. Unless you have high att, your character will not know to attack the neck.)
► DEFENSE ;; ( 2★ = 1DEFENSE. 1 DEFENSE takes off 1 DAMAGE made. )
► SPEED ;; ( 1★ = 1 SPEED. Whoever has the most speed gets to attack first every time and helps when it comes to dodging attack. If the other is reallyreally slow, you may get another attack in on your turn.)
► INTELLIGENCE ;; ( 1★ = 1 INTELLIGENCE. Intelligence is your characters ability to use your surroundings to your advantage and set working traps. Not to be mistaken with their intellect or maturity, which shouldn't be above that of a pre-teen.  )

► WEAKEST STAT ;; -- (Weakest Stat will get -2★ in the end)
► STRONGEST STAT ;; -- (Strongest Stat will get +2★ in the end)

► We're not that picky about stats. If you're a bit off, we'll just correct you, so don't worry ! We'll accept you anyway. These were put into play to make sure no one is able to power play.

★ Leveling Up::

►Don't worry about this, Bunlie does all this for you. You can use it as a cheat sheet, though.
▼ EXP Rewards Cheat Sheet ▼

★ You need 100% EXP to level up, 1 time.
★ Sketch = 10% EXP.
★ Line Art = 20% EXP.
★ Head Shot Full Color Character = 30%
★ Bust Full Color Character = 40% EXP.
★ Chibi Full Color Character = 50% EXP. (per character)
★ Waist-Up Full Color Character = 60% EXP. (per character)
★ Full Body Full Color Character = 80% EXP. (per character)

★ B/W Shaded, -10% EXP.
★ Full Color Picture background included = +20% EXP. (+XX% ^ per added character.)
★ SUPER-AMAZING detailed full color image with background = +50% EXP. (+XX% ^ per added character.)
★ Animated = +10% EXP.
★ Comics' EXP will vary from full-picture EXP per panel, to 50% reg exp per panel.

★ Adding more characters will get you more EXP. Drawing another member's character will get you more EXP than you normally would.  + The owner of the character will get EXP too.
★ Things will be judged to avoid boosting. Crap 10sec sketches won't be added in regularly.

★ Every 4 full sentences (1 paragraph) gets you 10%.

>> The final judgement of EXP goes to Fancy-Bee, better give some mad respect for the 5 hours+ of work she puts into giving you EXP.

★ RP Style !

► Please fill this out && add it to your app to make things easier !

► Paragraph :: Basic story-line, normally paragraph by paragraph. Could be from 1 Paragraph (4 Sentences+), to several.
► Script :: Simple, short. Name : *ACTION* "talk" *ACTION*.

▼ RP Style Blank ! Copy and paste this into your description ! ▼
★ Preferred RP Style :: (As exampled above)
★ Method Of RP :: (Only Notes, Chat ? Skype ? Any is fine ?)
★ Other RP Style :: (It may not be your favorite, but you'll ALSO do this ?)
★ Do you mind starting the RP ? :: (You won't, you'll only do it if you have to, maybe if you have an idea, or you will. NOTE: Starting the RP means approaching the character, not sitting in a corner and having the other approach you.)
★ What are you not comfortable with ? :: (Intimacy, cursing, fighting...etc. Maybe a certain method of RP)
★ Language :: (This is mainly an English group, but if you can speak another language fluently. Some may be able to speak both English && Spanish. NO FAKE GOOGLE TRANSLATED SPEECH, Google Translating your work into Japanese && pretending to be Japanese is lame. Google isn't 100% accurate.)
★ Extra :: (Maybe something you struggle with ? Maybe your typing isn't that great, or you forget to put spaces between commas and the next word.)

★ RP Sample !
Show us a sample of how you Roleplay ? It may invite others to RP with you. Optional !

★ Blank Written Application::
►Finally ! Just copy paste this into your description ! Fill it out ! Jolly good fun ! If you'd like to make your description fancy like I did with Ray's, the first character shown, use these codes.
►Update:: DA changed its coding a bit, so the OL must be before the small size, or it'll clump up ! It's <*ol><*sup><*/sup><*/ol> now, no * ! You can also use <*blockquote><*/blockquote>

► Paste this into your description, you can be as bland or as fancy as you'd like. If boxes don't work for you, the same application is in the description of the visual application !

▼ Blank Application Description - Copy paste it ! ▼

★ Name::
★ Gender::
★ Appears::
★ Actual Age::  
★ Height::
★ Personality::


★ Hobbies::
★ Skills::
★ History::
★ Bad Habits, or Specific Traits::
★ Legend::
★ Theme Songs::
★ Extra::  

★ Stats::
  • Lv. 1
    >> HP ;; ★
    >> ATTACK ;; ★
    >> DEFENSE ;; ★
    >> SPEED ;; ★
    >> INTELLIGENCE ;; ★

    >> WEAKEST STAT ;;
    >> STRONGEST STAT ;;  

    If you're lazy or just don't understand, copy paste this status set up ! We'll accept it.
    ★ Stats::Lv. 1
    >> HP ;; ★ 5
    >> ATTACK ;; ★ 3
    >> DEFENSE ;; ★ 5
    >> SPEED ;; ★ 5
    >> INTELLIGENCE ;; ★ 2


That's all ! If you have any questions, please ask ! Even if it's something you think is dumb, ask anyway !

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imakitten Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
I just have a quick question~

My main Tibu, Jori, needs revamping due to a change of my art style- do I edit is already made application or do I send it a new copy?
(My apologies if this is not the right page for this)
Bunlie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
A new copy is preferred! That way we can see the different apps as the oc changes over time OU O
imakitten Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Okiedokie! This is going to fun :3
butIer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that this is not at all an annoying question, but anyone can join this right ? u o u

I've seen this group many times, and have always loved the species ( they're such a beautiful species with a great concept ) but have never been sure if you must pay for one ?

Perhaps I must have missed something in the journal and I hope I do not seem annoying by asking such a question, but I would love to join with a Tibumeru of my own design ~
Bunlie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, you can definitely join with a tibumeru of your own design! Thanks for asking q w q
butIer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I also have another question aa u o u

I don't full understand the stats ? I know that when you join you're at level one, but for the other stats ( HP, etc. ) I don't quite understand how you put them in u o u
Bunlie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Oh! Well to start with you have 20 stars, stat points, whatever you want to call them.
You can put as few as 1 onto a Stat and up to 8, so long as the total number you use is 20.
The best way to do it in my opinion is to put 3 on your lowest Stat, 4 on your 3 regular stats, and 5 on your high stat.
Does that answer your question? Qw Q
mureba-iro-suzume Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at lvl 1 you get 20 how much do you get per lvl? is it 1 star per lvl?
Bunlie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
1 per level yes o u o
Azyryn Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Is 'Rowan' a taken name? Also, must we join a team or are we allowed to remain teamless?
NotDamien Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
I dont recognize the name off the top of my head, but if it is, you js nickname your OC. or give them a last name. 

you start off teamless and join a team eventually <:3c 
Azyryn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Got it! I looked through the team members and non-team members that are there. I didn't see a Rowan. Thanks!
FofyH-Chevallier Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2015  Student General Artist
I have a big question to ask senpai before I join the fun here~
well... I didn't saw any of these, and since I can't do digital art at all, I've wanted to ask if it's acceptable any character entry with pixel art or with a well treated and photoshop-ed traditional art... since I'm better at it than drawing with a mouse... or even tracing my own drawings...
And one more, if I can do my character based on a sea slug, like Glaucus Atlanticus~
Bunlie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You can use either, that's perfectly fine! And the sea Slug is fine! Ow O
FofyH-Chevallier Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Woo! Thank you, senpai! 
Bunlie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry it took so long to reply, my irl got super busy q7q no problem
FofyH-Chevallier Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Student General Artist
no problem, I had to do a home moving, and I have some internet issues... like... its hard to become online ^^;
then, I mustn't be posting anything because of that. I like replying to people ;v;
WolfXFox22 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Not sure if this has been asked, but I feel the need to ask (kinda fudged on my second app)

With secondaries, do you have answer the questions again or just send in the link to it? I suppose likewise with NPCs?
NotDamien Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
You just send the link so we can review it ! The questions are only there to prove you read our rules, that's all ! You're totally fine !

You only have to answer the questions once ! Any apps just have to be noted in by link and you're all set ! 
WolfXFox22 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you!
just-me14 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Does this look ok?
NotDamien Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
100% okay !! :33 
just-me14 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
That's great! I'll start on the rest of the stuff then.
Amanda-the-Human Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Could I create a character based off of a manta ray (sea-pancake) it doesn't have much of a tail to swim but it does have some wings to swim with :B
Bunlie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry but no ^^
tibumeru have to have some sort of tail, even if it was cut off, but also you are not allowed to make your first tibumeru have any special features (like octopus tentacles, flying fish 'wings', or ray features)!
Amanda-the-Human Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
oh, okay! Thank you :3
Bunlie Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No problem!
ViolinBox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
hey idk if this is a good kind of character.... um...
My character? idk... by ViolinBox
idK IM SORRY IF ITS BAD IDK WHAT TO THINK OF IT.... tell me if i need to get rid of everything..

Im still very new to this whole thing and its hard for me to take everything in and i wanted to know if im starting off good....?
NotDamien Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Nope ! All good !! ^ 7^ b We look forward to having you ! 
ViolinBox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Gahhh~! Arigatou GoizamaaasuuuU!!! Im looking foward to joining! Also, i might ask quite a few questions on other places sorry -v-;;
NotDamien Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
That's totally fine !! Ask away !! 
HomestuckHonks Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, so I wont be confused no more and do it right first time;
Fill out app, send app in note form for group, link app and fill out questions, then wait.
Is that right?
NotDamien Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
yes. You can send things in before you do them, like sketches and stuff if you're unsure about anything to get them checked. if you're wrong on something, as long as you fix it when we asked, there's no problem. * v* b you'll get in just fine. I'm on hiatus at the moment, so if you have any questions, ask one of my admins like flarechess or Bunlie
HomestuckHonks Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okie dokie! I was getting a little confused at first
so thanks! I hope you come back soon Italy Chibi (Cute Face) [V1] :3 
ColbaltDragon333 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If I'm correct... the stat range is from 8-20 for regular members....this is the only thing I'm confused on
NotDamien Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
You get 20 stars, you can place them wherever you please, though the minimum is 1, the maximum starting out is 8 ! :33c That covers that. u v u~~ Please ask if you need anymore help
ColbaltDragon333 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I understand it now. Thank you very much, I'll post my Tibumeru soon.
Bunlie Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Actually you just start with 20 stat points (stars) total and you can only put a maximum of eight onto one stat. Ou O

As your oc gains levels, for each level they gain, they get another star!
ColbaltDragon333 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
okay...thank you......i was very confused at first......i believe I also asked the same question in my note, you don't have to answer again. Thank you for clarifying.
KaiTehFox Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow, Can i start off with this, then do the application? I just want to make sure everything is right, before i start my application.
WifeOfBunny Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Would having a Narwhale Tibu be acceptable?
NotDamien Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
There's a few of those already, those are totally acceptable ! 
Kuku-Klock Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Question, would this be acceptable?

I know its a really really //really// messy sketch, but I just wanted to make sure I understood every thing before I started linearting and coloring and shading n stuff.
NotDamien Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
As far as I can tell, it looks fine to me. Description too ! 
Kuku-Klock Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, Thank You! I'll line art him up, color,make small adjustments and put him up Asap!
DlNOSAUR Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Windex to the face! Best reason ever. X'D
STEAMUNG Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A question? Are these adopts/closed species or are they free to create as long as the guidelines are met, and are sent to an admin to verify? ; v ;
NotDamien Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
All the info you need is on the front page. Only adopts from verified makers may be accepted. Any adopts from anyone not on our list are not allowed. u vu / You can find info on that here;; - Selling Tibumeru Adoptables. You may make your own ! There are a few restrictions for new members, such as no tentacles, sting rays, etc. If you need help, feel free to ask ! u v u You can also send sketches in for review if you're unsure of something ! 
Bunlie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You can make one for yourself ^^ you're just not allowed to sell adopts unless NotDamien gives you permission ^^/
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