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Monthly Meow XXI

Posted by Ember on March 2, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Hey guys, Ember here for our March Monthly Meow. This past month has been pretty quiet. Tensions between SunClan and DawnClan rose, war is nearly inevitable. I plan on having the first battle soon, we can work out the details in the blog entry and plan where we want this war to go. I do have a few small pieces of news before we get into the topic of this Monthly Meow. First off, we’re extending the affiliates we’re looking for to any all ages site, not just warriors. Second off, you must wait for a character to become a full warrior before getting pregnant or getting someone else pregnant. This only affects future pregnancies, if your character already is pregnant, they can have their kits, but it will be limited to warrior aged cats past this point.

Earlier this month I was going over the records and playing around with some numbers. At the time the site had 306 characters, with 57% female 43% male. There were 233 fighting cats (warriors, apprentices, leaders and deputies) and 73 nonfighting cats (elders, medicine cats and apprentices, queens, and kits). MoonClan had 77, with 51% female and 54 cats defending the clan. NightClan had 74 members, 59% female with 62 of them defending the clan. DawnClan had 72 cats, with 65% female –nearly outnumbering the males 2:1- and 51 cats defending the clan. Finally SunClan had an impressive 83 cats, 54% were female and they had 66 cats defending the clan. Interestingly, across all of the clans the average age was 3.7 months real time, the equivalent of a newly named warrior. This low number is a bit sad when you think about it, but it isn’t entirely unexpected.

The biggest contribution to the low number, I think, is simply that the site moves faster than it ever has before. Plots on this site now pan out very quickly, old characters are killed off to make way for new characters and new sideplots and advancements in the overall plot. Even just looking at leaders, MoonClan has been a clan for five years, they have had seven leaders, three of which have been in the past year alone. DawnClan has been around for barely a year now and is quickly nearing its fourth leader. NightClan has been through four as well in the past year, as compared to the one they had in the year before that. SunClan has been around for 6-9 months and Rainstar will be retiring soon, making way for a third leader. Silverwing, who was active on the site for around a year, had a post count of around 300 when she left, as we shared an account for the majority of that time I will count half of those posts as my own. In the past year I have posted nearly 10,000 times, a slightly insane 6567% increase from the 150 posts in the past year. Wow. With a higher character limit people are less attached to their characters and more willing to kill off the ones that they don’t really like and with adoptions unwanted characters can be easily gotten rid of without having to wait for a battle or sickness to do away with them, and the majority of cats put up for adoption are deleted rather than adopted. More kits are also born now, before it was unusual to have more than four in a litter and more often than not all of the kits were played well into adulthood. It is also possible it is simply because we have a bunch of new members whose characters skew younger. As for the male/female ratios being a bit off, that’s pretty easy to explain. We have a large majority of female members and have a tendency to be more comfortable playing characters of our own sex. Of course, these numbers are all from February 6th and would be slightly different now, as we had a kit boom around Valentine’s day and there are now 336 characters, with nearly 100 of them in NightClan.

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MoonClan

Apprentices:

Frozenkit , Gentlekit , Rubykit, Patchedkit, Beetlekit, Thunderkit, Halfkit, Shadedkit: Mid-March

Warriors:

Maroonpaw, Burningpaw, Skypaw, Heavypaw: Early March

Stagpaw, Wolfpaw, Honeypaw, Ferretpaw: Late March

Medicine Cat: Lichenpaw

Elders: Jaguarclaw, Forestblaze, Brokengaze


NightClan

Apprentices:

Maskedkit , Firekit , Softkit , Falconkit , Hiddenkit , Wirekit , Bearkit: Early March

Thunderkit , Turtlekit , Softkit , Crystalkit , Dovekit , Stainedkit , Owlkit, Willowkit, Jadekit, Cruorkit, Cobrakit, Angikit, Jaykit, Flickeringkit, Bloodkit: Mid-March

Snakekit, Silverkit, Shark-kit, Phantomkit, Hawk-kit, Fallenkit: Late March

Warriors:

Clawpaw, Infernopaw, Ripplepaw, Heatherpaw, Spookypaw, Emeraldpaw: Mid March

Deaths: Deadgaze


DawnClan

Apprentices:

Snowkit, Hazelkit, Bluekit: Early March

Summerkit, Autumnkit, Winterkit, Bravekit, Bramblekit: Mid-March

Squirrelkit, Fangkit, Pebblekit, Foxkit, Lakekit, Foxkit, Lupuskit, Ligerkit: Late March

Warriors:

Galaxypaw: Mid-March

Flamepaw, Silverpaw, Bluepaw, Spottedpaw, Birchpaw, Stormpaw, Flightpaw, Winterpaw: Late March

Elders: Hawkstar, Spottedfur, Lakesong, Fawndapple


SunClan

Apprentices:

Sorrelkit, Skykit: Mid-March

Pantherkit, Tigerkit, Whitekit, Brindlekit: Late March

Warriors:

Deerpaw, Eclipsepaw, Riverpaw, Jaypaw, Gazellepaw, Twigpaw: Early March

Redpaw, Swiftpaw, Swoop-paw: Mid March

Darkpaw, Mothpaw, Miserypaw, Ivypaw, Shiningpaw, Shadowpaw, Cardinalpaw

Elders: Rainstar, Cyrus, Kinderspirit, Reedsplash

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17 Comments

Reply Mossy
8:37 PM on March 2, 2014 
Interesting numbers. Oh, and Ember, Bramblekit should be in DawnClan, not NightClan. c:
Reply Ember
8:46 PM on March 2, 2014 
Okay, I'll go fix that.
Reply RisingFlame
9:41 PM on March 2, 2014 
What about Risingkit? He was here before Fallenkit and still is not going to be made apprentice.
Reply Ember
9:55 PM on March 2, 2014 
He is already an apprentice
Reply RisingFlame
10:00 PM on March 2, 2014 
He is? It never said that in the guestbook, nor did it say that in the ceremonies.
Reply Ember
11:07 PM on March 2, 2014 
He was due to become one but hasn't been given a mentor.
Reply Gray
1:30 AM on March 3, 2014 
Ferretkit and Honeykit never became apprentices.
Reply Ember
7:52 AM on March 3, 2014 
They did. Everyone, if your character was scheduled to become an apprentice last month they are an apprentice now. They just haven't been assigned a mentor. If you think your character hasn't been made an apprentice yet, check the pages first.
Reply Jadewing
8:28 AM on March 8, 2014 
When do you think the battle will be? I think it should be today or in a few days or whenever we have Rainpelt and Spottedfur on at the same time to lead their clans and a few other members. They found Coldheart dead in Sunclan, and they are going to blame Dawnclan, so once that happens then I think they should have the battle. Orr whatever works. :)
Reply Jaguarclaw
3:50 PM on March 11, 2014 
Wow I didn't even notice that Jaguarclaws gonna be an elder. Sparrowdrop's his mate that's a month younger than him.
Reply L
6:36 PM on March 11, 2014 
Isn't Lichenpaw in Moonclan?
Reply Ember
6:39 PM on March 11, 2014 
Yes Lichenpaw is, I'll go fix that.
Reply Gray
5:13 AM on March 25, 2014 
Should Otterpaw go to the Moonstone when Spottedpaw, Stormpaw and Bluepaw get their warrior names?
Reply Ember
7:53 AM on March 25, 2014 
Yeah, sorry, I always forget about the medicine cats.
Reply Gray
12:05 PM on March 25, 2014 
:) It's okay
Reply White{s}torm
2:21 PM on March 26, 2014 
When is Brackenpaw supposed to be a warrior? She's in MoonClan.
Reply Ember
10:52 PM on March 26, 2014 
Brackenpaw will become a warrior in the beginning of May.