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Nocturne Alley Offline Rediscovered, Nraged Backup [21 Apr 2017|04:25pm]

NrAged and Nocturne Alley are both safe!

You can now view the backed-up versions of these communities (with extended features coming soon) online: Nocturne Alley is here (complete with posts, indexes, navigation, icons, supplement, etc) and NrAged is here (complete with posts, index, navigation and icons). Please check out the NrAged community on Dreamwidth for more information and updates.

You can also download NA offline to peruse locally. More information on the dreamwidth community!


I'm not sure who's seeing this. I've managed to find the original code and original versions of Nocturne Alley Offline which were unfortunately taken off the web at the beginning of this year and lost. Not to fear, they're back! You can find the entire thing here: http://akaviri.com/na_offline/na_offline.7z

Instructions on how to use the file and the archive can be found here, but please note that there are at least some browser inconsistencies that make the navigation and potentially the search non-functional, at least in the most modern version of Chrome that I have.

Moving forward: given the changing political climate around LiveJournal, and the fact that Nraged is almost as much of a part of the game as the game itself is, I'm going to start a new project of attempting to backup the entirety of Nraged. I don't know that I'll be able to save every image that was posted here (if they're still hosted), and unfortunately it's been almost ten years since the original project so I'll have to rewrite it from scratch as I've honestly no way of understanding what the hell was wrong with my brain and why I wrote it the way I did.

I'll post regular updates here.

To that extent, I've also taken the liberty of creating an nraged sister-community on Dreamwidth: http://nraged.dreamwidth.org and I will be cross-posting updates there.
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LJ Migration [17 Apr 2017|03:19pm]

Hey all, Remus's player here. I don't know if anyone is reading this, but I wanted to let people know that I have imported Lupercus to Dreamwidth for safekeeping. Not sure what's going to happen to NA, whether we're deleting or just abandoning the accounts, so I wanted to be sure that Lupercus was backed up.

Thankfully, comments were also imported. Everything seems to be there.


Thanks guys,

- M
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It's not book canon, but... [31 Oct 2016|02:57am]

Happy NA birthday, Remus.

We'll be waiting for you here.
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Backup download? [02 May 2016|09:55pm]

Anyone have a working copy of the backup copy of NA?

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Lost, Then Found [16 Apr 2016|12:05pm]

[ mood | nostalgic ]

Guys, I found a ton of NA stuff on an old CD backup (remember those?) from 2004.

I'm going to weed through it and if I find anything interesting, I'll post it here.

I miss you guys.


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A Fly-By Hello [19 Feb 2015|04:33pm]

[ mood | nostalgic ]

Hi guys,

I miss you.

Remus's Player

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Of Beloved Memory [01 Jul 2014|03:16pm]

*lays ten red roses on the grave, and tiptoes away*
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Nocturne Alley Offline, re-dux [14 Apr 2012|12:08pm]

After a couple of re-quests, and a number of people pointing out that the original download links for Nocturne Alley are no longer viable. As such, I'm subsumed some donated web-space, and re-uploaded them!

I was just going to include the links to the file here, but then I realised if I have to move it, that means that's another entry that I'll have to edit. So I'll just link back to the original entry: Nocturne Alley Offline is released! (Version 1).

Instructions on how to use it, etc, are all contained within that link. If you have any questions, feel free to leave comments here or on the original post.
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The screened comment... [24 Sep 2011|09:30pm]

[ mood | enraged ]

So, surely someone worked out what this said? I remember getting a screen-cap on the sly, but it only had the top two or three pixels of the text, and I've since lost it so I haven't had the time to obsessively reconstruct it from the standard fonts.

I will trade a stapler for it!

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fank yuu [15 Apr 2011|01:43pm]

rilly belaytd fank yuu tu evrywun hoo playd wif mee.

(wayt.whys crabbers laffin. stopit. ets nott funnee.)

anywai yu werr orl orrrrsum n so wuz mi translaters. smoochers tu orl hu lett mi plaiy.

(was reading old entries and got super over emotional. loved playing! would love to catch up with the old crew.  and if nothing else, I want to say thank you to the people who let me play in their sandbox <3 and I miss all your creative brains working together and if there was ever a reunion *drops a million hints*) 
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Saving Nocturne Alley [14 Jul 2010|10:18pm]


This is Lupercus's player - we're trying to preserve NA as best we can, but the passwords have long since been lost and e-mail addresses abandoned, so it's a bit tricky. 

I've posted a few comments on posts made in the community, but I can't make a post myself. I hope the comments are enough to keep the community 'active' by LJ standards.

Otherwise, I hope someone's archiving everything. It'd be a shame to lose something that was so big, so important, to so many of us.

Party on, kids.

- Remus's player
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spontaneous Nocturne Alley love-in (and Nraged survival mode) kicks in NOW! [14 Jul 2010|09:14pm]

Hey, guys!

I'm catching a plane at 6 am tomorrow to meet some of my oldest HP fandom friends in Florida for Infinitus. So, in the vested interest of UPDATING THIS COMMUNITY SO LJ DOESN'T DELETE IT LIKE THE BLIND IDIOTS THEY ARE, I thought I would take this moment to say:


Post your NA love, friends!
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memoriessss in the corner of my miiiiind [25 Jan 2009|04:09pm]

[ mood | nostalgic ]

And. Um. That thing, that I said and you put your foot in the fire that one time? Yeah, that's kind of what I wanted to say, but I can't, so.

Thank you, Potter. You can't tell me at breakfast? And on the train? And at the station?

Okay. I can tell you then. And then. And then.

Just in case anyone is still out there watching..... I am having serious NA nostalgia and feel like rekindling the love in this community.

Any takers?

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Nocturne Alley Offline is released! (Version 1) [28 Nov 2008|06:48pm]

[ mood | enraged ]

Here's version 1.0 of na_offline. It's currently hosted on donated webspace. It might not last long! Let's see:


To open the file, you will need the 7-Zip program.

For Windows: This can be found on the 7-Zip website, or directly from here. Once you have installed it, go to the location where you installed it (The default is C:\Program Files\7-Zip) and run the '7zFM.exe' program.

Once in the program, browse to where you downloaded the na_offline_v1.0.7zip, double click, select the na_offline folder, and extract it to a location. Then follow the instructions at Entry points if you want to start straight away.

For flavours of Unix: On Ubuntu, 7zip can be found in the 'p7zip' package in aptitute. Binaries and source code can be found on the 7zip website (linked above). Once installed (or if already installed) use the command 7z x na_offline_v1.0.7zip to extract the na_offline folder into the current directory.

Further operating system binaries etc can be found on the download page linked to on the 7-zip website above. I believe the instructions would be similar or identical to those for Unix for Mac and BSD systems.

For Mac: this seems to work quite well, though I haven't personally tested it. You'll need to rename the file from '.7zip' to '.7z' for it to actually uncompress it, otherwise it tries to compress it again! Silly programs not paying attention to header information.

Further infospam, cut for the sanity of your friendslist!Collapse )

Screenshot, just because.Collapse )

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Nocturne Alley Offline! or, Have You Seen These Images? [25 Nov 2008|01:06pm]


I know I've been promising to do it for quite some time, and I haven't yet got around to working out where to host it, or how to distribute it to you wonderful people, but I've mostly completed my offline version of N_A. Here are a few specs:

specsCollapse )

I don't think it will be ready for distribution until sometime over the weekend. I'm still ironing out some rough edges and attempting to find images that have been lost. Which is where you lovely people (and hopefully any players who are still monitoring this community) can come in.

The list of images that I've not been able to find online is here, hosted via pastebin.ca. Unfortunately, I've not included a link to the actual post. I'll try and update it sometime. Edit: Slightly less readable, but following post:image format: http://pastebin.ca/1266391

If you have any images on your hard drive that you think might help or that match these filenames, please leave a comment and I'll try and organise a way to get them off you.

If you know any of the players who are not monitoring this community and have a way to contact them, please link them to this post, or ask them if they still have any of their images. About 50% are character-specific web hosting that has since been lost.

On one final note, I'm looking for ways to distribute this. If anyone has some web space with bandwidth to burn and FTP access that they don't mind donating to this, please also leave a comment!

I think that's everything. Long Live Nocturne_Alley!
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I've always thought of this as my nraged icon [24 Nov 2008|07:16pm]

[ mood | blue ]

Wow. This is the first time I've seen less than 500 people here. I suppose that's still alot since it has been nearly 4 1/2 years, so I can't be alone in feeling like this.

When NA ended I was so wrenched...I even predicted I'd be less devastated at the end of the actual series. Now that Book 7 has been digested, I can absolutely say I was correct. I don't know if it's hormones or the holidays, but I'm missing nocturne_alley terribly. Just reading the old posts here has me in tears and I haven't even made it over to the game journals yet.


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Nocturne Alley has a fanlore community! [02 Oct 2008|04:12pm]

[ mood | nraged ]

Hello to all NA fans!

Did you know that the recently launched Fanlore.org has an entry about Nocturne_Alley?

Go check it out! And feel free to contribute links, history, fun moments. Fanlore is intended to be a place where fans can document their own history. And I know we all feel that NA was (and is) a pivotal piece of HP fandom culture and history. ♥

Just thought I'd let you guys know!

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[30 Jun 2008|11:53pm]

Eventually, the shadowy figure who placed a rose each year on Edgar Allen Poe's tomb was exposed as a prankster. Eventually, I'll probably drift away from posting a little salute to Nocturne Alley on the anniversary of its end. Eventually, all of us ex-NrAagers will look like those wispy alumni from the 60th anniversary class . . .

But not quite yet. :)

Especially since orpheusinjapan has posted a wonderful set of downloads of the entire game -- all the text, some of the pictures.

So: greetings to the old NrAged crew, and another grateful tip of the hat to the NA players!
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4 Years Later [30 Jun 2008|10:15am]


Wow, I can't believe it's been four years!  It's another lifetime.
I have just uploaded the rest of the files to my .mac account.  I have only formatted to the end of May 2003, however, I have uploaded the raw text for the rest of the game.  All the threads are there along with most of the pictures/links/refs.
I have also posted some of the Q&A's I personally wanted to save.
They will only be there until August 10th, so take while you can.

Happy anniversary everyone and to both players and fans, thank you for the incredible memories this game created.
It really was one of a kind.


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Problem with link [15 Jun 2008|10:50pm]

Sorry, if you click on the previous link it adds a "www." to the beginning. 

Try the following or just type it into your browser.


To download the file, click on the little down arrow next to the file size (4MB). 

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Link to first batch... [15 Jun 2008|07:23pm]

Hi, everyone.
The 2002 files are now available on my idisk account.  More to come.
Players posts are in black, followed by threads in response to that post. Responses of the same colour/font belong to the same thread.  New colour/font means new thread.  At the beginning of each new thread, you will find the post that prompted the responses in that thread.  That's why you will see posts repeated, and often you might find yourself thinking "I've seen that before".  I did this so I knew what the thread was in response to.  You may want to delete the repeated posts.  I have also changed "wehaveseven" and "percyneedsalife" to indicate the actual poster (ie. Molly, Arthur, Charlie, Fred, George).

Enjoy yourselves, but please, please remember that this was a project for my own purposes, thus formatted to print using as little paper as possible.  I'm sure everyone would have had their own way of formatting, so I've uploaded Word documents.  Change at will, but please don't tell me how much better it would have been to format differently.  It makes sense to me and can be changed to make sense to you.

Have fun everyone!!!!

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Printable Version [11 Jun 2008|11:35am]

Hello, everyone,
It's funny.  After almost four years, I still think about the game often.
I have very fond memories of sitting in Japan keeping up to date on the game with all of you, and hitting refresh during the on line battles.
Who can forget Ron's disappearing hand?  The game ended two weeks before I left Japan and it was a very nostalgic time for me.  
I spent that summer downloading the entire game into Word files as I had this paranoid fear that the game was going to disappear forever.
I went through every entry and every thread, added every picture and link that was still there, and connected threads through colour and font.
I then started work and only managed to play with it every once in a while.  
My goal is to complete a printable version that I can take out and read whenever the mood strikes.  To date, I have completed up to the end of April '03.  It is in a format that makes sense to me and may not be everyone's ideal, but it's available.
Now, I have no idea if any of you are still out there, (four years is a hell of a long time - and we've even had book 7 in that period) but I have decided to post what I have in honour of the 4th anniversary.

I will be posting a link where you can find the files in the next couple of weeks.  In the meantime, post a reply.  I'd like to get an idea if uploading everything is even worth it.

Good to touch base again!

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*embarrassed* [08 Sep 2007|03:27pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Would anyone be so kind as to re-upload the files Draco's player left here in July? I miss everything good.

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Third Anniversary [30 Jun 2007|11:53pm]

Call me sentimental. :)

A raised glass for the late NA, and a shoutout to the old NrAged crew.
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Two Years... [30 Jun 2006|08:56am]

[ mood | nostalgic ]


Wow. Hard to believe it's been two years since the end of our favorite rpg.

Has anyone noticed that lj has never seemed to act up quite as bad as it did during the end of the game?

Should we mark this anniversary with a round of haiku about our fave NA memories or something?

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[14 Mar 2006|03:45pm]

So apparently when I made those entries a long time ago I accidentally sorta deleted them haha. HOWEVER, they have been restored, but since I can't exactly remember the password to the journal I can't just go and edit the entry.

So here's the actual links to see the NA entries, in order by date and time. Disregard the mustyouwait post from a long time ago.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. [04 Mar 2006|11:08pm]


Do you remember nocturne_alley ever doing Cell Block Tango a la I've Got A Theory? I've been looking for years. Tell me I didn't imagine it all. Restore my faith, nraged. I believe in you.

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[20 Jan 2006|03:10pm]

i haven't thought about na in a very long time, but today i was spammed by reunion.com and had a dose of nostalgia: look! it's hannah abbott! it made my day.
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Chat! [29 Dec 2005|11:46pm]

[ mood | strangely awake ]

Well, it is not quite the 30th for me, yet, but very soon it will be! I do realise that a lot of people won't actually be awake yet, especially those in America. I, myself, am actually going to bed in a few hours. So, consider chat to be on anywhere in the next 10 or so hours! The lovely xnera's bot, on AIM, is sitting in the Wibblechat room, so just send a message saying "invite me" to "wibblebot01" and it should invite you (or, at the very least, send a link to join the room).

I will be around for a while! That is, if anyone shows up.

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18 months! [22 Dec 2005|06:49pm]

[ mood | missing NA ]

Hello, my fellow NrAged'ers!

A week tomorrow will be the mark of 18 months since the end of Nocturne Alley. We had a chat at the one year mark, and I thought we should hold a chat at the 18 month mark. I wasn't sure when to start the chat, and I don't think we really need a specific stop time. Perhaps midnight my time?*. I was also thinking we could use the wibblechat room on AIM (xnera, is bot still around for that?).

Does anyone have suggestions for start and stop times? Does anyone actually want to have a chat?

Time zone chart! Pretty!Collapse )

Edited to add: If you are a player and you wish to come along (anonymously, or whatever), we won't mind at all! :D!

Also edited to add: C.f. This comment by xnera. Send an IM to "wibblebot01" with the text "invite me", or, alternatively, if you are on Trillian, just select "Join Chat Room" and type in "wibblechat". If this doesn't work... well, I'll post later about it, anyway. When we decide on a time!

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help me find the source! [01 Dec 2005|12:00pm]

[ mood | curious ]

*points to icon* Does anyone remember where/when potterstinks said this? I can't remember, and have no idea where to look, except to dive into the realms of historic_alley and PS' journal (oh, darn! *grins*). I don't think it was tied to any significant event in the game, though I could be wrong about that. All I remember is that he said it, I was amused, and so I made an icon. Which isn't very helpful. :(

Anyway, any help you could provide will be greatly appreciated.

edit: The first time I used the icon in my journal was June 30th, 2003. So the comment was made before then.

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Google it, Sirius. [20 Sep 2005|09:41am]

[ mood | tired ]

So, "google it, Sirius" just came up over at the anonomeme, and no one can remember its exact usage.

Someone here MUST have a link...

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For nostalgia's sake... [21 Jul 2005|03:43pm]


(Scroll down to the second section.)
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[20 Jul 2005|02:57pm]

I'm looking for the comment threads where the twins found poetry Ron wrote about Hermione, I know one of them was about books and her throwing them at him. They were really funny and I'd like to re-read them. I think they were during the Veritaserum incident at Remus and Sirus' wedding, but I can't find it. Thanks! ;)
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[19 Jul 2005|04:33pm]


I recently stumbled onto Nocturne Alley and was blown away by the RPG. I was wondering if there would be any way for the entire sum of the RPG to be compiled for offline reading. The reason I ask is because, at one point or another, the NA archives and ljs *will* go down- putting them in memories is not going to stop that from happening. That's the way of the internet. I'd like to find a way to preserve the efforts of the players- and give friends and family back in asia (who don't have the same internet available here) the opportunity to read this brilliant work.

Thanks, and I'd appreciate any input.
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[11 Jul 2005|11:22pm]

[ mood | demanding ]

Does anyone have any NA fanart or icons saved? I used to save them all but my hard drive crashed the other week and they're gone. I will love you forever if you have any!

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[30 Jun 2005|09:55pm]

*creeps stealthily among the monuments, wearing a black hooded cloak, and lays flowers on grave*
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Wibblechat lives. [30 Jun 2005|05:35pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Be sure you're logged onto AIM and click here, or comment with your AIM name and someone there will invite you.

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*wibbles* [30 Jun 2005|01:03pm]

[ mood | wibbly ]

Just in case anyone wanted a centralised place for wibbliness.

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Nocturne Alley shirts and stuff [03 Jun 2005|01:59pm]

*sniffle* Whoa, almost a year.

Remember back when everyone was all hyped to get NA t-shirts? I don't think anyone ever made any, so I've thrown a few together at The We Heart NA Cafepress Store. Of course, per the players' request there's no mark-up.

There are shirts and mugs and a bunch of goodies...since copyrighted images aren't allowed (and the players were so modest about giving their favourite quotes), I did plain text, with a few different messages. :)

Edit 3: I will not be able to do a quote design. If anyone else wants to do it, please, go ahead.

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