Health and Fitness

ReVo F.I.N.E. Leaders: Kaliko, Halo and Russ


Welcome to a new feature from REVO FINE. Myself, Kaliko and Halo will be bringing you our takes on FINE… it could be exercise, positive thinking or healthy eating. Who knows, but what we do know is we want to hear from you!. So if you have things you want to hear or questions to ask, hit us up!

“I’ll tell you one thing I won’t be one of those people who run a Marathon.” – Russ, a long time ago.

I never used to like running. I downright hated it in fact. Cycling, I’ve always loved cycling. Running I never got. It seemed a miserable experience for me. But time changes things… ok let’s be honest, the reason I started running. Was to piss someone off. Admittedly not the best reason to do something, but stick with me here.

It was about 2 years ago, I’d been cycling a lot. So my fitness was better than it had ever been, and I felt strong. But I was seeking a new challenge. I like to push myself and test myself. And also I’d plateaued on weight loss. So a friend told me I should try running. So that arvo I went out and did 5km and felt like death, it sucked. But there was something there… that made me go back. After a few weeks I was up to 10km. That’s when I mentioned a half might be fun to do. And my friend told me I wasn’t at a level of a half and I’d not do one before him.

Now I work best with a chip on my shoulder. If someone tells me I can’t do something… I’m going to do it. I have comments people tell me about me burned into my brain. They drive me on. I’m not saying this is healthy but it’s just how I work. And slowly I was learning running was a good outlet for this. I used it to drive me on. Running is as much mental as physical. Honestly you’re brain will quit before your legs will. So I  signed up to a half… in 3 weeks.

Now firstly DO NOT DO THAT. I was clueless and had no idea what I was doing and it’s only through being stubborn I did. Now I train like a madman to do a half.

So on the day I was flying round and loving it. I was able to put so much into that run and push myself and I go it. I got what was good about running. The headspace, just you and watching the world go by. But Unsurprisingly I hit 10 miles and the last three I struggled. My brain wanted to quit so bad, but I ignored it. The last few miles were me v my brain, and more the self-doubt. “you can’t do this you aren’t a runner….” “you are dumb you won’t make it.” And you have to fire back “funny I’m running now…” “What if I do make it.” The last mile was so slow and I did it.

And to me that’s exercise, I didn’t run fast, I did nothing special but I pushed my limits. I now know and have learnt on other occasions that I don’t quit easily. And that lends itself to all walks of life. The benefits of exercise carry into so much.

And you don’t have to go far to do it. A 5km run is an amazing achievement, walking a mile is a good goal. Yoga, tennis, whatever you want just go try it. And just go a little further than your brain wants you to. I promise it’s worth it.  Just starting small led me to being on the cusp of Marathon 3.

Indigo Knows


The Grave Robber

Dear Indigo,

I’ve been eyeing this man but he’s like 20 years older than me. I have an issue though because I have feelings for him, but I’m not sure they are returned, but I feel the attraction with him. And boy do I really want to rock his world.  What should I do?

– Ashland Calhoun

Dear Grave Robber,

The best thing about older men, they know what they’re doing. The worst thing? They have years of shit they have to work through. Sometimes you have to break down the walls they put in place. Best way to do that is to crash through those bricks with army tank inspired naughty lingerie. Agent Provocateur is my suggestion. Shove him down, put on the stereo (this telepath suggests something with a good strong bass and beat to grind your hips to) and show him what you got. 

Either you end up with a night of raunchy, hair pulling, ass slapping fun.. Or he throws up those walls. Keep strong my old man charmer!

– Indigo

The Art of Writing

By Rivers


A long, long time ago…

I think I’ve always considered myself a writer. I’ve always loved to write and I excelled in subjects related to reading and writing in school. However I started looking at it really differently about 20 years ago when someone introduced me to Gor. Weren’t expecting that one were you? Neither was I. Trust me. LOL. But that’s another story for another day. 

I do, truly credit my early years in Gor for starting the first big evolution in writing. A long, long time ago, before my characters were ever fed to sleen and before I even knew what Gor was I went through a super long and super intense training. Of course I had to learn the flora and fauna and the foods and drinks and how to prepare them, etc. But what was most important was how I wrote my posts. 

The woman that trained me insisted that my posts could never be less than ten lines, and should strive to be between twenty and twenty-five. In every post I had to describe some aspect of my slave’s appearance or physicality but I couldn’t repeat and adjective in any of my posts. The thesaurus became my best friend. I was expected to create  such vivid imagery in every post that my partner and I would be able to envision the same scene. She would criticize poor syntax, considering that ‘sloppy’ posting and would make me re-write the post. Everything I wrote had to be with detail and was expected to be written beautifully – every serve every chore, every menial action. Nothing less was accepted. 

So I learned a lot of words. I learned how to translate what I saw in my mind with so much detail anyone else could see the same thing. I learned a lot of words. Yes. I said that twice on purpose. I learned a LOT of words LOL. I learned how to write sentences that flowed and had good rhythm. I learned skills that I used the rest of my life with writing through my education, my career and I also still apply many of these things to my current roleplay. 

So this blog

The concept for this blog was actually submitted by Russ several months ago and as soon as I read the suggestion my mind immediately went back twenty years to those critiques and expectations of my posts. This segment will be open to various contributors, but I wanted to write the first one because I loved the idea. We have a lot of help out there for ways to improve your design, but we don’t talk about writing much even though writing is at the heart of everything we do on a roleplay site. To be clear – writing is an art form. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. Everything in this blog by everyone that contributes is meant to encourage creativity and challenge monotony, not to criticize. 

So if I had to choose one piece of advice to this entry, I would choose adjectives. Practice with your detail – and get the thesaurus up so you can challenge yourself to not repeat words. For example, do you always describe your character’s hair as blonde? What about trying to find other ways to describe blonde: champagne, platinum, flaxen, etc. Next time you’re at the drug store look at the boxed hair color and all the descriptions of those shades for some other ideas. What is the texture of the hair? The length? When you think about your descriptions this way you can go from saying “she pushed her blonde hair over her shoulder” to “she swept those loose, platinum curls over her shoulder where they cascaded to the low of her back.” 

Gossip Gurl


Hey Revoites! This is your gossip gurl coming at you! Did you know that The Art Garden had a paint event on Saturday? -giggle- As soon as I heard, why I skeedaddled my lil butt right there to see the haps! It was a good event without anyone acting yanno ‘extra’. -smirks- The challenges seemed kind of cool and there was a deejay on air as well. I did get to witness some good artistry. Man there was some brilliant work going on there! Well that’s it for the bit, until next time. Remember, if it’s hip and it’s happening, your gossip gurl will be there to get the juicy scoop!

Thats Just British…

Wit and Wisdom from Across the Pond with Russ


That’s just not cricket

“Cricket a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity.”   – Bernard Shaw

One of the things I’m most passionate about in life is Sport. I honestly love most of the sports in England, Football; Soccer to you is a great game, the simple made into the spectacular. Rugby is my favourite sport and it’s practically a religion where I’m from in England. I can wax lyrical on the sport and one day I will. Today though I want to talk about the most English of sports of cricket. 

On paper it’s a simple game. You have two teams of 11. One team bats, 2 in at a time and scores runs by hitting the ball and running between the wickets. If the other team get 10 of the batsman out, they bat and try to score more.

Sounds simple right? It really isn’t you can be out by bowling the batsman out (hitting his stumps and knocking the wicket off), by someone catching the ball before it hits the ground after the batsman hits it and most confusingly of all leg before wicket. This involves if your leg is in the way of the ball and stops it hitting the stumps. And it’s complicated… like there are multiple replays, a system to see if a sound is picked up to prove the ball hit the bat, was the ball pitching inside or outside off stump. 

And the games can go on for 5 days, which given my countries ability to rain, is mad. You can’t play cricket in the rain… so we have a system, called the Duckworth-lewis method that calculates what the rains effect on the score was and reappraises what the team needs to win.

And yet I love test match cricket, I can watch it all day, its captivating, the tactics, like do you have a man stand at silly-mid off, do you have a spin bowler, a fast bowler, do you bowl full toss, a Yorker? Confused yet? 

Only the british could make a sport so simple, so complex and so captivating. It’s one where It can be as dull as ditch water (imagine playing for 5 days to get a draw!) or absolutely spell binding. And one where the biggest rivalry England v Australia is played to see who wins an urn of the ashes of a stump, bail or ball (depending on what legend you believe) that is barely bigger than a tea cup.

I grew up desperate to be good at cricket and I wasn’t, thankfully I was half about at Rugby (a story for another day) and so I could be sporting but Cricket, cricket is as English as you can get.

I expect you are no clearer on this sport, think it’s overly complex, boring and no idea what is going on. To that I say…. Welcome to my world when I watch Baseball.

Expression of the day:

The phrase “it’s just not cricket” is used in English to say that something is unfair or dishonest.


I can’t believe you got a ticket for the party and I didn’t. It’s just not cricket.

You can’t copy your essay from the internet! It’s just not cricket.

Diana admitted that she cheated in her A Level exams to get a place in a top university. It’s just not cricket.

Boozy Travels with Rivers


Did you know that Covet’s favorite drinks almost all include Malibu? I like Malibu. It tastes like the tropics and like sitting by a pool on vacation. Malibu actually advertises itself as ‘Summer in a Bottle.’ I feel like thats not only fair but definitely legit. If you’ve never had Malibu its a coconut flavored rum – but it also comes in strawberry, lime and pineapple. 

So when Covet was telling me about liking anything with Malibu it got me thinking – I’ve had it obviously in Pina Coladas, and I’ve had it in Coke – but what else is it good in?

Enter Google. 

So there’s the obvious Bahama Mama, Mai Tai and Sex on the Beach. Malibu is probably good in almost any tropical juice. 

But then I saw this…

Y’all know I love wine. By default, I love a good sangria. But a Malibu sangria? A tropical sangria? I never even considered that! That literally…never crossed my mind.

So here’s whats up – as per Farm Wife Drinks.

Malibu Sangria
1 Pound Frozen Tropical Fruit
1 Cup Pineapple Juice
2 Juiced Limes
3/4 Cup Malibu Rum
1 Bottle White Wine
1 Cup Soda Water or Gingerale

I haven’t tried this yet. But – I probably have to. I imagine its pretty sweet which isn’t necessarily up my alley, but I love the tropical twist on the sangria. If you’re someone who likes sweet wines like Moscato I would think this would be for you. 

Do you have a fun twist on an average drink in your repertoire? Hit me up with it – I’d love to feature it in the next blog post!

Categories: AFK

Hang Around: SoA

By Tatiana


This month Reaper is featured for the SOA interview.  Enjoy!

1.)  What year was it when you discovered SOA rp? Who introduced you and what room/site location was it at?

Great question, I believe it might have been around 2017. I honestly can’t remember the year, but Covet, my better half has script of us playing back than. So it was at least in 2017.

2.)  Who was your very first SOA character?  Do you still rp him/her today?

Ryan Scott, leader of the Tesla brother, and torn in the side of the Club. Yes, I still play Ryan, I am actually working on the story of Liam. Ryan’s son, and would be eventual successor.

3.)  Did you watch ‘Sons of Anarchy’ before rping SOA?   Who was your fave character from the tv series?

No, actually role playing the characters made me want to watch the show. Slick and Q were both very kind and welcoming of me into the fold. That I think was just another reason why I wanted to play there so much.

4.)  Which SOA rooms do you play at ReVo?

Crown of Thorns would be the main, I still have characters for Slicks room SOA Long Beach, and I have plans to play in Burn it Down.

5.)  Tell us all about your charater, Aidan.

Aiden is a bit unique in himself. He was an orphan who joined the army, became Air Borne before being selected as a Delta. He actually stole and hide a large amount of money from a few terrorist cells before separating from the Army. Aiden’s true passion was in the kitchen, and he used his new found money to establish himself. However he never found a fit in the “real” world. Where no one is actually real. That was where he found himself in the arms of the club. Where men were men, and words meant something more than just wasted time.

5.)  Tell us all about your character, Aidan.

Aiden is a bit unique in himself. He was an orphan who joined the army, became Air Borne before being selected as a Delta. He actually stole and hide a large amount of money from a few terrorist cells before separating from the Army. Aiden’s true passion was in the kitchen, and he used his new found money to establish himself. However he never found a fit in the “real” world. Where no one is actually real. That was where he found himself in the arms of the club. Where men were men, and words meant something more than just wasted time.

6.)  Your fave rp moment as Aidan. A few sentences will do.

Aiden was lost in a lot of ways, he didn’t fit in SOA Long Beach, and I honestly didn’t want him there. I wanted someone I could explore with, someone who I could use to travel. However that sounds fun on the outside, it was kind of hollow. My favorite moment was when Aiden met Makayla, it was when his story really flourished, and grew. In a lot of ways I see Aiden as the version of myself I wish I could be. Makayla brings out the best in him, just as Covet brings out the best in me.

7.) Tell us about your other character Saint.

Saint is a bit more of a new character. Saint is intelligent, cunning, strong, and disciplined. Saint is the leader that I believe all men would wish to be more like. He’s the Captain America of the Son’s and I love that about him. Saint is the epitome of how the Son’s are different than your average street or biker gang.

8.)  And Saint’s favourite moment in the rp spotlight happened when…

Saint is such a new character, I don’t know if I can pin point something about him. His Rp with Bay is always amazing though, she’s such a deep and strong character. Like a wild horse that can only be broken by the one she chooses. They’re amazing together.

9.)  How are you enjoying designing your own av’s?

I really do, however I have to say I still have a lot to learn, and I’m not nearly as good as a lot of people.

10.)  What tips would you give to someone who is thinking about becoming a SOA room leader? 

SOA is built around a destination. SAMCRO the basis of the show revolves around the characters from the Son’s of Anarchy Motor Cycle club Redwood Originals. If you want to build a room, you first need to know where it’s going to be, and what’s going to be the name of the Charter. After that it’s important to have a fictional or non-fictional city laid out for the room. After that you need to establish who will be sitting at the table, not only as the pres, but also who will be his left and right hands. VP, and Sgt at Arms.

11.)  What advice would you give to someone who wants to try out SOA rp but is hesitating?

It’s not as deep or grueling as you might think. The Genre is actually super easy to learn, the characters and story lines are extremely deep and realistic.  SOA is so much about real life, if you’ve ever been poor, or broken, or felt alone, or unappreciated, or even loved. Than you could create a character, and play in a SOA room.

See you next month with someone who plays over at SoA: Iceland!