Hello all, just wanted to say a few things...
If you look at the current threads, it's pretty hard to miss that this has started a lot of roleplay. That's awesome! I'm glad so many people have been inspired and have come together in new and fun storytelling. And like I keep saying, we're just getting started... this is only the first week!
However, I know when things like this get big, the potential for problems magnifies. Not only might more people come to disagreements, but the thing itself can be a problem: people can feel left out or ignored, or even the opposite side of the same coin, annoyed that it's overtaken so much and they might be obligated to respond to it. Feeling either way is understandable and something I want very much to assuage.
For the first, anyone feeling left out or on the fringes, please know that you are wanted, your contributions are wanted, and there is no point where it's too late to join in. I can't just tell you to stop feeling otherwise, but I promise you'll be welcomed with open arms if you reach out to anyone. Especially me or Naheal – we're here to help! And even if there are no obvious hooks for your character, you don't necessarily need one, either. Just developing relationships with those involved is really all you need to get involved.
For the second, I sincerely apologize if you didn't really want to deal with something like that but find your character forced into it. I always meant for this to be opt-in, not opt-out. If you need an out, you are absolutely welcome to come up with whatever explanation you like, down to this conflict simply isn't as worthy of attention as some might be making it out to be, or is otherwise being misrepresented. But if that is too disingenuous or otherwise untenable, please know that I would be glad to speak to you and help work things out to your satisfaction, up to and including asking players to make necessary adjustments. And if there is anything that could be done to make the plot enjoyable for you... it goes without saying I'd love to make that happen!
All of you who are involved, and willingly, I hope when you read the above, you take a moment to consider your own responsibilities in something like this. Please do your best to be highly inclusive, but also respectful of those who don't want their own stories sidelined.
Thank you all so much, and happy hunting.