Elyys'tel is a fun and hate-free community for fans of the "Choices: Stories You Play" visual novel app by Pixelberry Studios. We are a fan-run site that is not affiliated with Pixelberry in any way. Although we support free and creative expression among our members, we do have rules set in place to keep this community open, safe, and accepting for all.
RULE #1: Discrimination will NOT BE TOLERATED.
The people on the other side of the computer screen are just that: people. ANYONE who insults, mocks, or behaves judgmental toward another member of the community for any aspect of identity will be penalized with anywhere from a warning to a permanent ban, depending on the severity of the issue in question. "Identity" in this case includes, but is not necessarily limited to: gender, race, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, or cultural or religious beliefs.
TL;DR: If you're not sure if what you're about to post is discriminatory or not, you probably shouldn't post it.
RULE #2: Keep it civil.
Disagreements and opposing points of view are great, and we should all be free to express our opinions on our favorite topics. However, there's a distinct line between disagreeing on something, and insulting or belittling someone for having a different opinion. Once again, a good rule to follow is if you're not sure if what you're about to post is inflammatory, don't post it.
RULE #3: Keep the adult content where it belongs.
Elyys'tel supports a healthy outlet for adult fans to explore themes and art involving mature content. At the same time, we recognize that not everyone wishes to view or read such content, especially since it can make some people very uncomfortable. The Elyys'tel forums have a specific area of the website, The Steamy Hot Springs, specifically designated for NSFW material. Please, keep the rest of the site suitable for all ages, and keep the mature content in the adult-only section!
Also, this should go without saying, but ANY sexualization of minors (fictional or otherwise) is ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED.
RULE #4: No spamming or "spoof accounts."
Basic internet etiquette here. Spam is defined here as constant, repetitive posts, incomprehensible gibberish, excessive link advertising, or posts that are entirely off-topic from the forum they are posted in. For example, don't post fanart in Sam and Dave's Investigations, that's what Nadia's Art Gallery is for!
"Spoof accounts" are additional accounts made by the same user in order to pretend to be multiple different users. Additional accounts, such as 'roleplay accounts' named for a specific character, are allowed as long as you make it clear on the account's profile what your main account is so that the community can tell you are the same person.
RULE #5: Have fun! Get creative! Enjoy yourself!
Self-explanatory. Go all out. Make crazy crackfics, or silly forum games, or the most ridiculous theories imaginable! Draw fanart of your favorite characters or scenes, no matter your ability (I promise you're at least better than me, no matter what... XD) Make collaborations! Celebrate new chapter releases, or endlessly (pun intended) weep over Endless Summer! And in the Completely Off Topic section, it doesn't even have to be Choices-related; the sky is the limit!
We're happy to have you as a part of our village.
~Evan, a.k.a. Elyyshar SceptileMasterr