It sure has been a crazy few months! Or, you know. Year and some change, if you've been here for awhile. Maybe you've been through a lot, or maybe you're still carrying baggage from home that you haven't quite been able to work through. Well, the gods - Hope and Sorrow in particular, though all of them have some stake in the emotions that could be brought up - have decided to give everyone a chance to get some of this off their chests.
But who actually wants to look someone in the eye and tell them about your problems? Literally nobody. So the gods came to the most obvious conclusion, helped by the fact that they don't actually know how awful the internet is: an anon post!
That's right, all of Hadriel will be provided with an anonymous venue to let out the things that have been upsetting them. Your fears, you regrets, your guilty thoughts - whatever's been weighing you down, now's the time to let it out. And so that you aren't screaming into the void, your fellow residents will be inspired to respond and help you work through your shit - whatever 'helpful' means to them.
On February 25th, an open network post will be made. On the in-game network, all posts will be ICly anonymous. However, we ask that you post logged in and simply indicate 'anon' or something of the sort in your thread subject. This is for logistical purposes (for example, it's impossible for actual anon comments to be used for AC, since we can't know who made them). So please do not log out when posting!
ICly, characters will feel a mild compulsion to post honestly. So if your character might not normally unburden themselves anonymously, or might not even pick up their phone, they'll find themselves significantly more inclined to do so. In return, characters will also be mildly compelled to respond in a helpful way. Of course, the definition of helpful can be very different from character to character - maybe your character thinks it's very helpful to tell someone not to feel guilty about murder, because humans are awful anyway. However, as with most in-game compulsions, both of these can be resisted if you do not want your character to participate.
If your character finds someone to be really helpful, very friendly, or just super weird and interesting, they do have the option to reveal their identity. This will only happen if both parties agree - if one character switches to unanon and the other doesn't, the other won't see their identity until they switch as well. In addition, both identities will only be revealed to each other - the thread itself would still look 'anonymous' to anyone else reading it.
So now's the chance to unburden yourself in total anonymity, make new friends, and help each other out! There's no possible way for this to backfire, not even if it turns out the person giving you such great relationship advice is actually the person who killed your dad. Wow. Awkward.
► February 25th: Anon-enabled network post appears