Welcome, Guest
You have to register before you can post on our site.

Username
  

Password
  





Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Forum Statistics
» Members: 74
» Latest member: Sovereign64
» Forum threads: 1,152
» Forum posts: 47,985

Full Statistics

Online Users
There are currently 7 online users.
» 3 Member(s) | 3 Guest(s)
Bing, Akiria, Grey Star, ShineCero

Latest Threads
Your Favorite kind of Sce...
Forum: Metroham Avenue
Last Post: Grey Star
18 minutes ago
» Replies: 4
» Views: 34
People Ruin Everything: B...
Forum: Boogaloo Plaza
Last Post: ~ Z ~
30 minutes ago
» Replies: 14
» Views: 201
What's Your Mood?
Forum: Boogaloo Plaza
Last Post: ~ Z ~
36 minutes ago
» Replies: 494
» Views: 18,353
Things you hate about sch...
Forum: Academy of Boogaloo
Last Post: ~ Z ~
36 minutes ago
» Replies: 114
» Views: 6,792
Guess the anime from the ...
Forum: Akiba Boulevard
Last Post: LoopyPanda
46 minutes ago
» Replies: 71
» Views: 3,110
What Song are You Listeni...
Forum: Melody Studios
Last Post: LoopyPanda
50 minutes ago
» Replies: 465
» Views: 16,081
Pokemon Sets for Battle
Forum: Pokémon
Last Post: ~ Z ~
1 hour ago
» Replies: 10
» Views: 97
How Was Your Day?
Forum: Boogaloo Plaza
Last Post: gokugirl2006
2 hours ago
» Replies: 371
» Views: 15,357

 
  Our Amazing Guild
Posted by: Sovereign64 - 10-10-2018, 11:43 PM - Forum: Modern INKers - Replies (1)

This story is based on the Fairy Tail universe but also includes characters from other series including Your Name, Gundam, Tales of Vesperia, etc. The two main characters are OCs of mine, and I know there are people out there who have problems with OCs, but I hope you will give them a chance. With that said, I hope you all enjoy! Smile

Chapter 1: The Heroes of this Perilous Adventure

Print this item

  Hello!
Posted by: Sovereign64 - 10-10-2018, 06:46 PM - Forum: Introduction & Commencement - Replies (11)

Hello everyone! I'm Sovereign64 and I hope I'll make many friends here in this forum and overall, enjoy my stay here.

You guys can check out my other pages where I'm currently active at:

https://www.deviantart.com/sovereign64

https://www.fanfiction.net/~sovereign64

https://archiveofourown.org/users/Sovereign64

Nice to meet all of you!  Smile

Print this item

  Brett Kavanaugh - Supreme Court Nomination
Posted by: ShineCero - 10-03-2018, 09:00 AM - Forum: Boogaloo Donut - Replies (9)

As some of you have been following for weeks on end about the candidate up for the Supreme Court, this guy had a lot of, ahem, interesting baggage attached to him.


Quote:A woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself.

Christine Blasey Ford told the Washington Post Mr Kavanaugh had pinned her to a bed and tried to undress her when they were both teenagers.

Mr Kavanaugh denied the allegations when they first surfaced last week.

The top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are now expected to speak to both Mr Kavanaugh and Mrs Ford.

A spokesperson for Senator Chuck Grassley, the committee's Republican chairman, said he was "actively working" to set up bipartisan calls to both people as a result of "the late addendum to the background file and revelations of Dr Ford's identity".

Such calls would routinely include Senator Grassley's senior Democratic colleague, Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Mr Kavanaugh, 53, was questioned during four days of hearings at the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. The committee is due to vote on Thursday on whether his nomination should go forward to a full vote in the Senate.

When did the alleged assault take place?
Mrs Ford, a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, told the Post she had decided to go public as her privacy was "being chipped away".

She believed the incident happened in 1982, when she was 15 and Mr Kavanaugh was 17.

He was a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland, and she was studying at a nearby high school.
The incident allegedly happened at a gathering of teenagers at a house, when Mr Kavanaugh and a friend allegedly "corralled" her into a bedroom. Mr Kavanaugh and his friend were both drunk, she says.

In the words of the Washington Post, "While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it.

"When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth."

Mrs Ford, 51, is further quoted as saying that she managed to break free.

"I thought he [Mr Kavanaugh] might inadvertently kill me," she told the Post.

Mr Kavanaugh issued his denial last week: "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time".

The stakes couldn't be higher
By Anthony Zurcher, BBC North America reporter

Brett Kavanaugh's glide path to the Supreme Court has been interrupted. That doesn't mean, however, his nomination is destined to crash and burn.

The allegations about an incident that happened when the judge was a teenager, more than 30 years ago, will be difficult to prove with any degree of certainty. While Christine Blasey Ford offers corroborating evidence for her claims, the accusations won't be adjudicated in a court of law or even the court of public opinion.

The only thing that matters when it comes to Mr Kavanaugh's professional fate is whether there are at least two Republicans in the Senate willing to side with Democrats and block the judge's confirmation.

All eyes will be on Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, the two considered most likely to break ranks.

This episode recalls another high-stakes confirmation battle more than 25 years ago, when then-judge Clarence Thomas faced sexual harassment allegations during his Supreme Court hearings. Mr Thomas prevailed, but the ordeal left both sides bruised and bitter, and may have contributed to the surge in women elected to Congress in 1992.

Now history seemingly repeats itself, this time in the shadow of the #MeToo movement. With the disposition of the Supreme Court for a generation in the balance, and mid-term congressional elections less than two months away, the stakes couldn't be higher.

How did Mrs Ford's account first emerge?
She first approached Democratic lawmakers in July, shortly after Mr Trump's nomination of Mr Kavanaugh revived the pain of the memory.

She says she sent a letter to her local congresswoman, Democrat Anna Eshoo, and Senator Feinstein, the Senate Judiciary Committee's senior Democrat.

Mrs Ford says she believes Ms Feinstein honoured her request to keep the letter confidential but "others did not".

Ms Feinstein said in a statement after seeing the Washington Post article: "I support Mrs Ford's decision to share her story, and now that she has, it is in the hands of the FBI to conduct an investigation. This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nominee."

Senator Grassley issued a statement defending Mr Kavanaugh.

"Judge Kavanaugh has undergone six FBI full-field investigations from 1993 to 2018," he said. "No such allegation resembling the anonymous claims ever surfaced."

Who is Judge Kavanaugh?

Mr Kavanaugh is President Trump's choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy and he is strongly opposed by some Democrats for his views, such as on abortion.

If chosen for the lifetime appointment, the conservative appeals court judge would be expected to tilt the Supreme Court's balance to the right.

This, of course, went to the Senate Hearing, which granted some powerful testimony from Ford; afterwards, it becomes an hilarious shitshow when Kavanaugh granted some tears during out his hearing.


Here are some shorter videos if case you don't want to hear 7 hours of this:


and of course, a good video centering the topic, John Oliver:

Print this item

  BGC Newsletter Issue #1 - October 2018
Posted by: ShineCero - 09-30-2018, 06:53 PM - Forum: News & Information - Replies (2)

[Image: 6Z5uwer.png]

Hi all,

Occasionally, there will be a forum newsletter to discuss the latest news, changes, etc., on Boogaloo Crews (BGC). The purpose of the newsletter is getting the community, both old and new, involved in the process of pushing the site even further. We welcomed any feedback and/or suggestions to better our forums and newsletters.

Major General Website Changes/Works in Progress

Site URL Changes: There were multiple reports of several users of not being able to log on, then able to get on just fine when they try again. This issue relates to the change of “http” to “https” after installing the auto-SSL certificate. An easy fix is to ensure that when you enter the site, you are using the https one: https://boogaloocrews.com/index.php

Themes: Numerous themes have appeared throughout the first three years of Boogaloo; however, a decision was reach to cut down all the themes to one—The Core (and its night version of it, The Black Core). It made finding out bugs much easier to track down, reduced the amount of workload, and it only uses one template to check over rather than checking multiples.
  • The Core Theme is getting a bit of an overhaul in terms of appearances around next year, once the new responsive upgrade releases. In other words, the forum will be mobile-friendly for users who get on their mobile devices often.
Visitor Messages Disabled: For few weeks, some of you have noticed that visitor messages no longer exist on the forum. It is because the author of the plugin hasn’t update it for months—and it has numerous issues, including not being notified when comments are posted on the pages, the refresh system no longer works—i.e. when you post on someone’s page, it doesn’t show the new post unless hard-refresh the site. Due to this, the plugin is disabled; if you want to communicate with your fellow members, personal messaging or other forms of communication tool is your best bet. 
  • Possible Return: It is possible to create an original plugin, which supports Visitor Messages. I might start working on PHP coding in the distant future when I have the time. It also possible that the visitor message plugin might appeared in the new responsive upgrade around next year or so.
Member Profiles Enhanced: I have upgraded Member Profiles to make it more appealing, visually, than the bland, boring look. You can now add banners on top of your profile by going through User CP -> Edit Profile -> Additional Information: Post a link of an image in “Profile Header” and it will show up on your profile. The maximum size is 1125x250 and it supports .jpg, .gif, .png formats. I have also added more custom fields such as Milestones and Occupations. 

Alerts: Requested by Nick, Alerts are now viewable at the top menu and it is now scrollable when you go down to express good convenience for the users.

Statistics: A new plugin to show off multiple threads from all forums having new posts in real time—along with the Alerts System, members can see new posts in an efficient manner without much delay. Furthermore, there is a tab for BoogaVerse (Roleplayers), Art Garden (Creators) and Plaza (everyone). You can use the refresh button to see any new posts as your liking.

Forum News

Art Garden and Roleplay Park: Requested by LoopyPanda, in an effort to form out central theme of the site, Art Garden and Roleplay Park moved up to the top under The Boogaloo Crews section to have a more presence to new users. 

Art 101 became Creative Workshop, and becomes its own subsection, to emphasize the point of gathering more in-depth discussion on our skills as an artist, writer, graphic designer or a filmmaker. Literacy Gems is now under Modern INKers for discussion on existing works in literary such as novels, poems and books. 

BoogaVerse Hyper Informative Guide 3.0 is now out for your Open RPG needs. BoogaVerse is an OPEN Roleplay where all stories connect with one another in some fashion. The purpose of this guide is to ensure an understanding of the section and become the essential information tool to build your character(s), area(s) and understanding of BoogaVerse. It is mandatory to read this guide; otherwise, you will be confused.

-----------------

Forums Updates: Akiba Boulevard becomes a new subsection of Boogaloo District, with Akiba café acting as a general discussion for specific animes, mangas and light novels. Metroham Avenue focuses on western and international content, excluding Japanese content, with two subsection that focuses on international comics, films and TV shows.

The Moderation System: In the beginning, we have plenty of people on the staff but due to the being a small community, there is no justification of having too many moderators: this lead to the staff reduced to ten members on the team. Furthermore, all moderators (excluding Administrators) have the same abilities and powers to oversee the entirely of the forum. Along with the powers to move, trash, delete, edit, merged, close, open, and sticky threads, they can do the following things:
  • Can change/remove/add a poll and its options
  • Can make and delete announcements
  • Can view IPs of members
  • Can manage announcements
  • Can view moderator logs
  • Can temporary or permanent ban users
  • Can grant Awards through Moderation CP
  • Can manage announcements/queues/content and other things
  • Can IP Search
  • Can manage visitor comments
  • Can issue warning strikes
  • Can access Moderation CP
This new system allows the BGC Staff to all be on the same page and allows members to have good communication with any of the staff for all their problems or concerns. The role of administrators, aside that they also have these abilities, we have a more specific role.
  • @ShineCero is the site owner and behind the scenes in terms of the technical side of the website and overall head of BoogaVerse’s development. 
  • @~ Z ~ is the co-owner of the website and focuses on community events. 
  • @LoopyPanda focuses on Art Garden and its development. 
  • @Freak focuses on the development of Tech Club and No Game No Life.
Awards and Karma Stars: You can earn awards based on specific requirements, including posting, liking posts, engaging in the community, participating in competition and then some. Karma Stars are automatically granted to you based on post count. 

Competition Announcements

Pokémon Cup Series: Spooky Cup

As October approaches, the critters are coming out of the woodwork—meaning, it is time for brand new Pokémon Cup to enter the stage! Spooky Cup focuses on Ghost and Dark Type Pokémon only. You can use any Ghost and Dark Pokémon in your team, including Mega Evolutions and Legendary (however, they are limited to one, and so you have to choose one of them). It based on Doubles Format and there is no restriction on items. Spooky Cup will be begin on October 6th and October 13th, so don’t miss out!

The Pokémon Cup Series is a tournament style competition exclusive to the Pokémon section. Depending on the number of players, participants battle it out against one another to win awesome awards and hosted on Pokémon Showdown rather than on the Nintendo Consoles. It is literally easy to get on (no email activation, just sign on with a username and password) and make a team—you literally only need to use a finger and right-click stuff.



October Art Competition: Night of 100 Frights

Welcome one and all, to the festivities of Halloween!

For this Art Competition, you will be celebrating the month of October by showing off your creativity for the spookiest month of the year! As a result, this will be an open-ended format in which you may pick anything to draw, so long as it captures what you believe is the essence of Halloween. As always, any and all mediums for visual arts are welcome as long as you drew it.

This will be our first art competition that is not a Bob Ross special, meaning that in exchange for not being required to draw according to a specific theme/prompt and a longer window to complete your piece, you will receive a badge as a reward for winning, but it will count as a standard competition. (Meaning it will not be added to the number of Bob Ross series you’ve won). In essence, this competition is more on the festive side, so participants who put forth good effort that is demonstrated in the piece to the judges (regardless of technical skill) will receive this special badge to add to their Trophy Case. More details to come in the full thread for the event.

You have until October 31st (12 A.M. PST) to submit your entry.


HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER


[Image: UJosZr3.png]

Introducing: Dickens Essayists Series

I am announcing the third and final type of competition for the Boogaloo Crews—the Dickens Essayists Series. A writing competition exclusive to Modern INKers challenges anyone to construct a story in any themes. As with the other two competitions, there will be awards, feedback to improve your skills and the chance to expand your writing ability outside of your comfort zone. 

A test competition will appear on October 20th and you will be given 11 days to complete it. However, this is the theme of what to expect of the competition to get a extremely early start on it (like today!):
  • Freestyle: You can write whatever (in any format, poetry, fan-fiction, etc.) and however you wish! Everything is on the table for this one, folks! Join for fun and help iron out the details to improve the next Dickens Essayists Competition. 
  • The requirement is a minimum word count of 300 and the maximum is 1500.
Forum Statistics

Monthly Activity Data as of October 1 2018
  • Posts per day: 42.56
  • Threads per day: 1.01
  • Members per day: 0.06
  • Posts per member: 663.86
  • Threads per member: 15.71
  • Replies per thread: 41.26
Top Five Most Popular Threads
  • Count to Infinity (78,579 views)
  • The Post-Count Thread (57,622 views)
  • DBZ: Anomalous Past for the Future (51,934 views)
  • What Grinds Your Gears? (47,980 views)
  • The Reality Vortex (41,645 views)
Top Five Most Replied Threads
  • Count to Infinity (2,092 replies)
  • The Post-Count Thread (1,677 replies)
  • What Grinds Your Gears? (1,547 replies)
  • The Reality Vortex (1,298 replies)
  • The Random Thread (1,195 replies)

Print this item

  The Spider-Verse
Posted by: ShineCero - 09-28-2018, 10:43 PM - Forum: Modern INKers - No Replies

NOTE: This is in progress.... this is just a tease of what's to come in the future. Think of this as a Pilot

Print this item

  Unnamed Fantasy Serial Pilot
Posted by: Grey Star - 09-19-2018, 11:17 PM - Forum: Modern INKers - Replies (1)

Wanted to get this thread posted and out of the way so I would have something to come back to tomorrow to work on. While I haven't had time to write it yet, this is where I'll be uploading the test pilot for an initial plan of a bi-weekly in media res fantasy serials. I have a few different pilots in mind, but this is the one that I like the most and so if it gets good reception I might write out the others but not fulfill them. Particular other concepts include: a teenage super hero dealing with being half eldritch horror, a werewolf monster hunter seeking to carve out a bloody peace for himself, and the tales of a wandering alien soldier fighting for honor and justice on a galactic scale.

"Unnamed Pilot"

Preface Blurb:
For some, death is not an absolute, final destination. It is merely a temporary inconvenience whose bypass is facilitated by evil energies and intense dark emotions. Those who are lucky enough to benefit from both getting around dying and being around these energies find themselves in a one and a half stage of life, they are the undead. Some of the most powerful, notable undead are fallen warriors whose quests ended with their death, who had either lost their grace, never had any grace, or lost it in their final moments, and return as the infamous Death Knights. For a small sect of Death Knights however, their mission is not to facilitate undeath, but instead to bring peace to death. For our hero, solving murders is just training for bringing peace to the dead. But when your magical powers are all about death and your side job is being a homicide detective, it certainly gets a lot easier.

Print this item

  Designer Pets breeding to be 'outlawed' in Scotland under new regulations
Posted by: ShineCero - 09-13-2018, 01:28 AM - Forum: Boogaloo Donut - Replies (1)

Quote:The breeding of designer pets is to be effectively outlawed in Scotland under new licensing regulations

The Scottish Government plans to tighten the licensing of dog, cat and rabbit breeding activities in Scotland to stop people breeding these animals in poor conditions and then selling them on. A consultation has also been launched to help stakeholders shape the new regulations.

Part of the new approach would involve prohibiting harmful breeding practices by discouraging the breeding of pets with a predisposition for genetic conditions, which can lead to health problems in later life. As a condition of licensing, breeding practices likely to cause the offspring suffering in later life will be prohibited.

In recent years, there has been a growth in demand for pets with particular physical features such as short noses, protruding eyes and long ears. This has incentivised breeding for extreme characteristics in some breeds, but it heightens the risk of harmful genetic conditions and can seriously affect the future health and wellbeing of the animal. It can also place unexpected financial strain on the owner as many of those pets will need on-going and costly veterinary care.

Some of the breeds that will be affected;

The Scottish fold cat, which has a genetic defect preventing it from forming cartilage, the absence of which causes long term arthritis.

The munchkin cat, which has disproportionately short legs

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, which can be bred to have an unnaturally small skull that compresses the brain, affecting its spinal chord.

French/English Bulldogs and pugs. They have significant breathing problems caused by narrow, constricted airways, pinched nostrils and shortened, squat necks, exacerbated by obesity which is common in all breeds.

Celebrity craze

The owl-like appearance of the Scottish fold cat has attracted high-profile owners such as singers Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.

Swift frequently posts photos on Instagram of her Scottish folds, Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey, and has spoken of Sheeran’s matching pet. Other famous owners include the actress Kirsten Dunst and Patrick Dempsey, the Grey’s Anatomy star.

Reaction to the clampdown on breeding practices

A spokeswoman for animal welfare charity, Dogs Trust, said one particularly welcome inclusion in the new regulations is how to protect offspring from inherited defects, including disease and other health problems. She added: "This includes brachycephalic issues, the result of a shortened skull that impacts certain breeds of dogs. With the explosion in demand for breeds such as Pugs, French and English Bulldogs, we are seeing more dogs with physical characteristics such as narrower nostrils, which impact their ability to breathe and subsequently their quality of life."

Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said: “The Scottish SPCA believes that all animals should be bred to enjoy a normal life and be able to freely express normal behaviours, which includes being free from pain.”

While giving evidence to the the Public Petitions committee of the Scottish Parliament in May last year, Mark Rafferty, chief inspector in the special investigations unit of the SSPCA, referred to an: "...unquenchable appetite among the public for some particular breeds of dog, that are defined as either new breeds or designer breeds."

Other features of the new regulations

A lower threshold for license requirements... Existing dog breeding legislation allows five or more litters a year before a licence is required, meaning potentially 40 puppies could be produced without any legal obligations or licensing inspections before any inspections. But the government proposes to lower the threshold so that a licence requirement will apply to either a) anyone in the business of breeding and selling dogs, cats or rabbits in a 12 month period b) anyone producing three or more litters from their dogs, cats or rabbits in a 12 month period.

Other changes include a reduced frequency of inspections for dog, cat and rabbit breeders who are assured by a UK credited body.

Why is the system being updated?

The overall aim is to enhance protection of animals whose welfare is at risk, while creating a system that does not add to the burden of animal welfare organisations and those breeders who are already working to a high standard.

The welfare of domestic animals, especially pups, can be endangered as a result of the conditions they experience from birth, and how they are cared for in the early formative weeks of their lives. Specific issues previously identified by the RSPCA include: puppies being separated from their mothers too early, resulting in poor physical and mental health; puppies not being socialised at the right age, leading to chronic behavioural problems; dogs being kept in unsanitary and unsafe conditions, resulting in spread of disease.

The bill will also aim to ensure a more responsible and informed approach to acquiring and owning a puppy or dog. Responsible dog owners need to consider whether they will be able to look after puppies by providing for its daily needs in terms of food, water, drink, shelter and exercise.

Source

Print this item