Doubtless, you are currently wondering, "Why am I here?" Well, I can't answer that question, unless you want to subscribe to my philosophy that you aren't really here, so there's no reason for you to be wondering that. But I digress. I can answer the question of, "Uhm, what's up wid dis?" (or however you may phrase it.)
I started this community so that we could all write stories! Cool concept, what?
I've decided to wait until someone else turns up who also wants to write stories to actually start that story that is to be written. I have this problem, you see, that when I create something and put a lot of effort into it and hope that it will work, nothing happens with it and it eventually fades away. I don't want that to happen with Lapsus Calami, so I've not invested a whole lot of thought into it yet. Maybe that's a bad thing and will actually deter people from joining, but it sure does save time.
However, I have made up some rules for when it does get off the ground. Rules are necessary even in a theoretically chaotic "society" such as this one will be if things go as planned. Most are obvious but need to be stated anyway, because this place will look good with a nice long post in it. In no particular order, here they are:
1. The theme of the story is something to be discussed and decided on amongst the community's members. I won't choose it arbitrarily, because that shows a lack of respect towards everyone else. If necessary, a random word generator will be consulted.
2. Unlike your typical game-type situation, no one person will be in charge of any one character in the story, unless it is innately agreed upon by the rest. That is, you can't loudly proclaim yourself the sole controller of the main character.
3. That concept referred to as "powergaming," "god-moding," or "twinking," is allowed, due to the existence of rule number two. Because no one is in charge of any one thing in particular, anyone can do whatever they like to whomever or whatever they like. Kill things, main people, have giant fire-breathing dragons eat the main character's home town. Whatever.
4. People will continue the story in no specific order. It will work on a "first come, first post" basis, and so if you really, really wanted to add something at that one part where that one thing happened, and somebody managed to get in there and change everything around before you, too bad. You gotta be quick like a fox ... or something .....
Err ... that is all that I could come up with. That's enough for now.