Welcome to Easier to Live Again (ETLA)! ETLA was created in 2015, and we're a general roleplay set in the fictional town of Cedar Beach, Washington. We welcome everyone, from beginners to advanced roleplayers. Go to the settings page to get more information about Cedar Beach and feel free to say hi in the cbox!
Also, even though the site's main focus is in Cedar Beach, we also have a growing subsection for Seoul, South Korea that we are willing and really want to expand on! You're also free to request other countries be added (see rules for details, the last one in the "character rules" section). Need more information on Korea before you can decide if you want to make a character in this setting? Check out the Seoul Setting page!
We've had members come and go, but we can never have enough people! ♥
(C) = Character (M) = Member
9th: (C) Hwanjung Lee
13th: (C) Jianing Xu
19th: (C) Inkar Mun
24th: (C) Kim Kangwan
29th: (M) Etienne
Meet Your Admins!
Redeim The main admin. He is the one who updates the website, rules, ads, and other things.
Etienne The welcoming admin. He and Redeim have been friends since about fifth grade. He is the admin that takes care of claims.
10.05.2022. After avoiding it for two years, both admins got COVID at the end of September, and on top of Etienne recovering from surgery, we've been lacking on the existing front lately. We're still around though, and recovering, albeit slowly, from COVID.
09.02.2022. Well, summertime is over for most, and Etienne and I are both going into the new school year as subs. So even though we'll be working, we'll have some free time! And Etienne is recovering well from a (wanted) surgery, so hopefully sometime soon we'll get back on track. ^^;
08.02.2022. July got away from me much more than I expected, so we ended up still not being very active. Our activity levels can easily change if we get more than four people on the site at any given time, though! Come help us grow! ^^;
07.03.2022. And just like that, it's July. I (Redeim) will be a bit busy this month but Etienne is alive again, and I'll be lurking as always, just can't guarantee I'll get to replies often. That said, we're around, we're (mostly) active again, and we'd love some new members!
06.05.2022. Happy Pride Month everyone! We once again have the special Pride Month header up and are hoping to actually be active in the latter half of the month, as the school year will be over and Etienne and I will be off work. Come spend your summer (though, preferably longer!) with us!
03.14.2022. I'm a few days late, but happy 7th birthday to ETLA! & Happy Pi day everyone!
03.02.2022. Happy new month! As we go into spring, things are starting to simultaneously calm down and pick up. Come join us to get a break from work, finals, whatever!
Seojin led the rest of the group towards center stage as the lights went down, finding her place for the opening pose of the choreography and checking that the others were doing alright getting situated. They'd been on point in practice, even with Elena joining the group late, and Jane dropping nearly at the last minute, causing them to switch back to the original five-person version of the choreography, fortunately, Elena learned fast and had meshed well with the group. They were ready, Seojin knew that, but as leader, she was a little nervous anyhow that something could go wrong.
Once they were all set, Seojin gave a small wave to the person on lights and sound, and then she could only focus on the song and dance. She liked "Going Going," with its energetic dance and teen crush style. They were in bright colors, but it wasn't a particularly cutesy song, which she appreciated. This was probably the best route that they could have gone with the members' age range and personalities.
When she hit the ending pose, noting disastrous seemed to have happened, and she knew that she'd performed well. She held the ending pose for the count of five that she'd been taught before looking around at the others, smiling, and then leading the group towards the front of the stage to where their sunbae were waiting for them, making sure to end up between Elena and Anya in the line up this time, putting Shieon and Hayun next to each other. She hurried to bow and say, "Thank you for watching us! That was 'Going Going' and we're looking forward to sharing more of our songs with you very soon!"
She looked at Kangwan-oppa and Josh-sunbae, waiting for their cues for what to do next.
Shieon found her spot for the start of the dance and took a deep breath. She tried to clear her mind of everything but the dance and lyrics, but still noticed she was shaking a bit. Hopefully it didn't affect her rap. It's time for charisma rapper. She told herself. As the lights began shining on them, and the song began, she took one more deep breath.
Shieon felt like the song was over in an instant. She held her ending pose and only broke it once Seojin did, and a huge smile came across her face. She gave a bow to the cameras and went back to her spot in the line up giving her hands a little shake. Now that their debut stage was over, the adrenaline from it was getting to her, and she bounced a bit in her spot, and clung onto Hayun's arm once the other girl arrived.
After the song ended, Hayun burst into an enormous grin. She'd hit all her high notes, they'd sounded so good. Everything had felt in synch and good the way it did in the best practices. She linked arms with Shieon-unnie and grinned down at her, squeezing her arm very briefly and enjoying the physical contact of standing next to her favorite unnie.
She was nervous again though because now was the part with questions. She'd gotten the chance to tell the manager and Seojin-unnie that she was uncomfortable with questions about figure skating and what had happened and why she'd stopped, so she was pretty sure that those had been screened out, but there were so many possible places that questions could get awkward.
She tried not to let the nerves show on her face, but she shifted very slightly closer to Shieon-unnie, trying to let her nerves be soothed by Shieon-unnie's presence. At least Hayun wouldn't be one of the primary people answering questions that were directed at the group as a whole.
Post by Anya Young on Jul 16, 2021 12:44:19 GMT -8
Anya felt simultaneously nervous and confident as the song started. She tried to clear her thoughts and it mostly worked, and she let out a subtle breath as she prepared.
After the song ended, she felt mostly good. She was pretty sure her voice was a bit shaky in places, but she didn't think she was off at any point, so she'd accept a bit shaky. She smiled and went to the line up with the other members with a bounce in her step. She was curious what kinds of questions she would get now that they were moving on to that section of their showcase. Hopefully she could understand all the questions directed at her.
Post by Elena Moon on Jul 18, 2021 16:47:32 GMT -8
Elena got into her starting position and thankfully, with the promise of dance and singing, her nerves completely vanished.
She held the ending pose and only broke when the others did. She beamed and felt a rush of relief. Everything had gone so well, all the choreo and vocals just came to her as if she'd trained them into herself, which she had. She fell into line with the others and tried to hide her grin getting bigger when Seojin stood next to her.
She made sure to keep herself in check. She wanted to cling to the older girl, and seeing Hayun and Shieon made it even harder to not mimic them, but Seojin was the leader and needed to be cling-on free.
Post by Joshua Kim Jaeseo on Jul 20, 2021 15:43:58 GMT -8
Josh watched the JBN girls perform, and he felt a little swell of pride. He'd not worked with them as much as Taehoon, or even as much as Kangwan, who was around the training areas more often than he was, but he'd heard enough about all the trainees from Taehoon that he had a very soft spot for them. He was glad to see that Elena had integrated into the group well despite her very last minute addition.
When the girls were finished performing and back to the front, he applauded with the appropriate amount of sincere enthusiasm, smiling at them. He said to Kangwan, but also for the cameras, "That was such an amazing first performance from our juniors! We can't wait to see more amazing performances from JBN in the future."
He turned to the girls and asked, "How do you feel now that you've had your first performance?"
He paused to give them a chance to reply, and then continued, "We're going to have some questions from fans now, and then you'll all have a chance to pose for some photos and screenshots individually and in groups. The fans in the comments are very excited for your first performance!"
[[OOC: I think that we don't have a ton left to do with this thread. Maybe we should have each member of JBN get a question (made/chosen by the person writing that character), and then do wrap up posts? If someone else has something that they want to do, let me know!]]
Post by Kim Kangwan on Nov 6, 2021 13:36:49 GMT -8
Kangwan pinned a question he felt was fitting for the girls as well, waiting for them to answer Joshua's question before asking, "The first question from fans is for all of you; 'What did you find the most difficult about preparing for debut?'"
((OOC: This is super short but there's not much for Kangwan to do at the moment. I agree with your thought Etienne.))
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