The Circle Directory is creating A new generation of online roleplaying
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So what is The Circle Directory?


The Circle Directory is meant to be a place for all roleplayers across the globe to interact and connect. It is meant to be a central "social hub", if you will, as well as a place to find all the basic information on not just all the roleplaying websites spread across the internet, but their creators and those who roleplay on them as well. From the small websites just starting to dig their roots in the ground, to the massive and widely-know websites that have been around since the dawn of online roleplay. From the long-time roleplayers with thousands upon thousands of characters, to the first-time roleplayers who still need a little nudge now and again to really get them going. The Circle is meant to be there for it all and bring it all together as one.

Do not think of The Circle as no more than a place to gain publicity, nor as a form as free advertisement, but rather, see it for what it is really meant to be. A community, or rather, a way to rebuild the community which once existed among roleplayers. That is the true purpose of The Circle Directory, to bring us all together as one and recreate that connection we once shared, forming a strong and supportive community. Because that is what we are. A community. After all, community is defined as a group of individuals grouped together by sharing a common interest, and we all are interested in roleplaying, as well as share many other interests beyond just that.

Here in the Circle, though, we have our own definition of a community. One which we feel better defines that which are. We define community as a group of individuals who support one another and grow together, a group of peoples who find strength, as well as comfort, in those around them, regardless of where they come from. Distance is not an issue for us, because we are connected in spirit. We are connected through our passion for what we enjoy doing. And that is one of the strongest connections which can exist.

We may not know each other in real life, but we do know each other, and sometimes we find those who we meet online to be closer friends than we have ever known offline. We are a community in that we stand by each other and know when one person needs a shoulder to lean on. We are there for one another.

Or at least that is how it was...

Unfortunately, in years passed, the community has fallen, and many have broken apart from what once stood. They've formed new communities, smaller communities centralized around single websites. Communities which hold no more than a couple people, and even in these smaller communities, it is not often that you will find the same connection we once all shared.

People have closed off, making themselves faceless to those around them by hiding behind the masks of their characters and giving no insight to the creator behind the creation.

We have let fear corrupt what was once a haven, a retreat from the hardships of real life, and that needs to change, starting now.

There was a time, once, when no one worried about giving out too much information. There was a time, once, when you could send out your mailing address on a helium balloon and find a fun pen pal across the country, or send a message in a bottle and meet someone over seas. There was a time, once, when online chat systems were a way to socialize. They still can be. If we try.

If we can work together and prove that not everyone online is a "sexual predator", we can rebuild this community to be a haven once more. If we can bring back the safe connection we once all shared, we can change the image of online roleplaying for the better. If we can complete the circle and get back to the start, we can create the start of a new generation both online, and offline. A generation that isn't afraid of the world, but rather is ready to face it for years to come.

We can do it if we work together, and all we really need is you.

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Project: Create

It all started with a single concept: Connect. That was the first goal of The Circle, and it went beyond what we ever thought it would become. Unfortunately though, lately, the roleplay community has been dwindling smaller and smaller every day. We're losing our friends, and our family. More and more people are leaving roleplay, and less and less people are found online on any given day.

The hard truth is, the current generation of roleplayers are growing old. We're becoming adults, and we're finding less and less time to do what we love, and even less time to recruit a new generation into play. And the fact of the matter is, society has blacklisted roleplay as something to be frowned upon. Something which children shouldn't be involved in, and something that makes someone out to be a bad person.

Roleplay is a magical experience that involves creative thought, literate practice, and an understanding of a plethora of subjects from medical diseases to the workings of the government or even the world. Roleplay is a way of learning, and one which many enjoy. We work hard in our community. Creating lives and worlds and most of all, stories, because that is what roleplay is: Cooperative story telling.

The most common method we had of creating these worlds and these lives that we could escape to with our online friends was through the creation of websites. Roleplay websites. Websites which held all the necessary information, and which allowed us the platforms we needed to contact each other and put our stories into words. There were never any two that were exactly the same, but there were thousands spread all over the internet.

Back then, we had everything we needed to easily create our worlds. We had website creators with built in chat systems and member sign-ups and so much more. Back then, creating our websites was a snap, and keeping track of everything was even easier.

These days however, all the good creators that we once knew to be roleplay friendly have started to abandon us, leaving us with nothing to turn their focus to business which can actually pay them.

We're left struggling. Fighting to survive in a world that no longer cares, but there is only so much we can do, and we can only last so much longer before we fade away completely.

So that is why, with the cooperation of Krystal Sky Works, we are rising up and creating our own solution to bring us through to the end.

We call it, Circle Creator, and we plan for it to be the biggest, most supportive, free, website-creating software to be used both online and offline- dedicated fully to the roleplaying community.

The plan for this software is to include everything the website creator needs to make their website exactly the way they want it. From custom HTML and CSS coding, to the easiest and most customization drag and drop system imaginable. It'll have an advanced chat system which will link up with member accounts and a way to know when your friends are online, and where they are.

So much is planned for this software that we can't even list it all here, but we promise, it will be like nothing which ever existed before, and will no doubt be a revolutionary turn on the entire roleplaying community.

The only problem is, we can't do this alone.

We need you.

All of you.

And not just for your money, but for your support in other means as well.

We're asking you to send your works in.

Videos, paintings, music, stories, sculptures, photos, all of it! Anything you may have to help bring more people in, we'll take it. Help us to show how big of a community we really are, and how much we really need this help.

The only way to make a change is to take action now.
So come on.
Don't just sit there, help us now.
Become a patron below, or send in your own work to be featured here and on The Circle Directory website to [email protected]

The only way to make a difference is to take action, no matter how small the act may be.

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Pledge $1 or more per month
This is all we ask! One dollar can go a long way and if you are willing to give us even this, we are truly grateful and will prove this by putting out a monthly video personally (anonymously) thanking everyone who has pledged to us since the last video!
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At this tier, we'll be able to upgrade The Circle Directory website to a pro plan and purchase a custom domain! Much more will come out of this, including a website search bar, embedded music, embedded videos outside of YouTube, and much more!
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So what is The Circle Directory?


The Circle Directory is meant to be a place for all roleplayers across the globe to interact and connect. It is meant to be a central "social hub", if you will, as well as a place to find all the basic information on not just all the roleplaying websites spread across the internet, but their creators and those who roleplay on them as well. From the small websites just starting to dig their roots in the ground, to the massive and widely-know websites that have been around since the dawn of online roleplay. From the long-time roleplayers with thousands upon thousands of characters, to the first-time roleplayers who still need a little nudge now and again to really get them going. The Circle is meant to be there for it all and bring it all together as one.

Do not think of The Circle as no more than a place to gain publicity, nor as a form as free advertisement, but rather, see it for what it is really meant to be. A community, or rather, a way to rebuild the community which once existed among roleplayers. That is the true purpose of The Circle Directory, to bring us all together as one and recreate that connection we once shared, forming a strong and supportive community. Because that is what we are. A community. After all, community is defined as a group of individuals grouped together by sharing a common interest, and we all are interested in roleplaying, as well as share many other interests beyond just that.

Here in the Circle, though, we have our own definition of a community. One which we feel better defines that which are. We define community as a group of individuals who support one another and grow together, a group of peoples who find strength, as well as comfort, in those around them, regardless of where they come from. Distance is not an issue for us, because we are connected in spirit. We are connected through our passion for what we enjoy doing. And that is one of the strongest connections which can exist.

We may not know each other in real life, but we do know each other, and sometimes we find those who we meet online to be closer friends than we have ever known offline. We are a community in that we stand by each other and know when one person needs a shoulder to lean on. We are there for one another.

Or at least that is how it was...

Unfortunately, in years passed, the community has fallen, and many have broken apart from what once stood. They've formed new communities, smaller communities centralized around single websites. Communities which hold no more than a couple people, and even in these smaller communities, it is not often that you will find the same connection we once all shared.

People have closed off, making themselves faceless to those around them by hiding behind the masks of their characters and giving no insight to the creator behind the creation.

We have let fear corrupt what was once a haven, a retreat from the hardships of real life, and that needs to change, starting now.

There was a time, once, when no one worried about giving out too much information. There was a time, once, when you could send out your mailing address on a helium balloon and find a fun pen pal across the country, or send a message in a bottle and meet someone over seas. There was a time, once, when online chat systems were a way to socialize. They still can be. If we try.

If we can work together and prove that not everyone online is a "sexual predator", we can rebuild this community to be a haven once more. If we can bring back the safe connection we once all shared, we can change the image of online roleplaying for the better. If we can complete the circle and get back to the start, we can create the start of a new generation both online, and offline. A generation that isn't afraid of the world, but rather is ready to face it for years to come.

We can do it if we work together, and all we really need is you.

-   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Project: Create

It all started with a single concept: Connect. That was the first goal of The Circle, and it went beyond what we ever thought it would become. Unfortunately though, lately, the roleplay community has been dwindling smaller and smaller every day. We're losing our friends, and our family. More and more people are leaving roleplay, and less and less people are found online on any given day.

The hard truth is, the current generation of roleplayers are growing old. We're becoming adults, and we're finding less and less time to do what we love, and even less time to recruit a new generation into play. And the fact of the matter is, society has blacklisted roleplay as something to be frowned upon. Something which children shouldn't be involved in, and something that makes someone out to be a bad person.

Roleplay is a magical experience that involves creative thought, literate practice, and an understanding of a plethora of subjects from medical diseases to the workings of the government or even the world. Roleplay is a way of learning, and one which many enjoy. We work hard in our community. Creating lives and worlds and most of all, stories, because that is what roleplay is: Cooperative story telling.

The most common method we had of creating these worlds and these lives that we could escape to with our online friends was through the creation of websites. Roleplay websites. Websites which held all the necessary information, and which allowed us the platforms we needed to contact each other and put our stories into words. There were never any two that were exactly the same, but there were thousands spread all over the internet.

Back then, we had everything we needed to easily create our worlds. We had website creators with built in chat systems and member sign-ups and so much more. Back then, creating our websites was a snap, and keeping track of everything was even easier.

These days however, all the good creators that we once knew to be roleplay friendly have started to abandon us, leaving us with nothing to turn their focus to business which can actually pay them.

We're left struggling. Fighting to survive in a world that no longer cares, but there is only so much we can do, and we can only last so much longer before we fade away completely.

So that is why, with the cooperation of Krystal Sky Works, we are rising up and creating our own solution to bring us through to the end.

We call it, Circle Creator, and we plan for it to be the biggest, most supportive, free, website-creating software to be used both online and offline- dedicated fully to the roleplaying community.

The plan for this software is to include everything the website creator needs to make their website exactly the way they want it. From custom HTML and CSS coding, to the easiest and most customization drag and drop system imaginable. It'll have an advanced chat system which will link up with member accounts and a way to know when your friends are online, and where they are.

So much is planned for this software that we can't even list it all here, but we promise, it will be like nothing which ever existed before, and will no doubt be a revolutionary turn on the entire roleplaying community.

The only problem is, we can't do this alone.

We need you.

All of you.

And not just for your money, but for your support in other means as well.

We're asking you to send your works in.

Videos, paintings, music, stories, sculptures, photos, all of it! Anything you may have to help bring more people in, we'll take it. Help us to show how big of a community we really are, and how much we really need this help.

The only way to make a change is to take action now.
So come on.
Don't just sit there, help us now.
Become a patron below, or send in your own work to be featured here and on The Circle Directory website to [email protected]

The only way to make a difference is to take action, no matter how small the act may be.

-   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
 
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on tumlr
or
Check even out our website

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Pledge $1 or more per month
This is all we ask! One dollar can go a long way and if you are willing to give us even this, we are truly grateful and will prove this by putting out a monthly video personally (anonymously) thanking everyone who has pledged to us since the last video!