[[http://itsjustagamerp.dreamwidth.org/profile Itís Just A Game]] is a panfandom [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000]] [[JournalRoleplay roleplaying game]] combined with a sporking community. Itís primarily crack in a slice-of-life setting, but also with some adventure/exploration on the side.

Itís Just A Game allows any characters from any medium, including very cracky or unusual canons, as long as they are canon-based. Characters are encouraged to raise morale through humor and various activities in the face of a variety of crack-flavored events, with the hope that raising morale high enough will enable them to return home. Players are especially encouraged to sign their characters up as participants in the bi-weekly sporking sessions, which drive the premise of the game.

The game concluded on May 12th, 2013.
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!!Examples:
* [[spoiler:AccidentalMarriage]]: Minako and 90s Kid. In ''Vegas''. Still canon because who'd have thought being in space and from other dimensions would cause problems with [[spoiler:getting them divorced]]?
* ActionGirl: Aqua, Iron Liz, and Minako, hands down. Is there any doubt why they're friends?
** The evil counterparts event makes Rarity out to be an Action Pony, herself.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Frank recently took over Deep 13 after the disappearance of his favorite pet, revealing [[BewareTheNiceOnes he is just as dangerous as any Forrester when pushed too far]]. And considering how successful ''his'' invention was, perhaps [[OhCrap even moreso]]...
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: During the evil doubles event, what [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Link's]] evil double says to him: "That thing... It said I'll never be a hero again, that I lost my only chance to feel like I belong somewhere and that I'll never learn how to live with being a child again...And it called me short."
* [[spoiler:AttendingYourOwnFuneral: 90's Kid casually walks in on his own funeral and asks Pinkie Pie who's funeral they were holding as if nothing went wrong.!]]
* BalefulPolymorph: iJAG LOVES this trope.
** One event turned everyone on board the Satellite into [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]], with the exception of [[{{Okami}} Amaterasu]], who became a Diamond Dog, and [[VideoGame/StarFox Falco]], who became a griffin.
** A similar event turned everyone into {{pokemon}}
** And then later, every human was turned into an animal or robot, and all the animals and robots were turned human. Animal-human hybrids were either turned fully human or fully animal.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Everyone, upon entering the Satellite. Larger characters are even shrunk down to a more space-convenient size.
* BurpingContest: Not logged, but one can assume that happened after Christmas when 90s Kid gave Pinkie a ton of pop rocks and cola.
* ButtMonkey: [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall 90's Kid]]. Just saying.
** Though to his player, he tends to swing between ButtMonkey and TheWoobie.
* [[CarMeetsHouse Car Meets Space Station]] : Guess [[{{Twilight}} Bella]] was [[DamageProofVehicle right]] about those old Chevys!
* ChickMagnet: Terra. Especially after Cambot caught him [[ModestyTowel leaving the shower.]]
** Don't forget how every woman on the ship defended him against Linkara's...well, being himself basically.
*** INCLUDING Iron Liz, who was the one to finally convince him to apologize. After a little [[DopeSlap tough love]], of course.
* CodeName: If you are scheduled to riff (or even if you aren't, in many cases), Honorary Riff Commander [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Forest-Green Futon]] will assign you a code name. The code names have a theme of two adjectives (one being a color) and a noun, usually an article of clothing or otherwise notable accessory.
** The only exception to the color theme has been [[KingdomHearts Riku's]] code name; Eighties Rock Mullet.
** Just for reference, other code names include: Short Silver Hair [[GetBackers (Makubex)]], Spiky Brown Hair [[KingdomHearts (Sora)]], Flashy Red Cape [[MarioAndLuigi (Fawful)]], Shiny Red Bow [[Manga/SailorMoon (Minako)]], Shiny Gold Headdress [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove (Kuzco)]], Ruffled Blue Feathers [[StarFox (Falco)]], Black Metal Shirt [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall (Iron Liz)]], Fluffy Pink Mane [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic (Pinkie Pie)]], Simple White Dress [[KingdomHearts (Namine)]], and Giant Brown Pants [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep (Terra)]] (whom Linkara originally threatened to call Big [=McLargehuge=]).
* ConLang: What ''[[{{Literature}} Touched By Venom]]'' is supposed to have. The riffers think Janine Cross just wanted to [[LoopholeAbuse win]] [[{{Scrabble}} Scrabble]].
* DawsonCasting: Referenced in the Eighties Week event by [[OvernightAgeUp aging up the high-school aged kids]].
* [[spoiler:DeadHatShot: Pinkie Pie found out that 90s Kid was eaten by a Utahraptor when she found scraps of his plaid shirt and his tattered hat among the wreckage left behind by the beast. [[BreakTheCutie She didn't take it well.]]]]
* DopeSlap: 90s Kid got quite deservedly smacked by Aqua during his first riff when he made a perverted comment. Four times, even.
* DoubleEntendre: Harry Dresden punches cocks.
** The Eye of Argon riff. Dear lord, the Eye of Argon riff.
* TheEighties: One week's event gave everyone EightiesHair, synth music, and more legwarmers than you can shake a stick at.
* EldritchAbomination: [[TheMissingno Missingno.]] took on this role when it appeared during Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Week, causing [[BrownNote headaches and nausea]] among those who encountered it and scrambling the satellite's systems (and Gypsy!) just by being there.
* EvilCounterpart: An entire plot full of them!
* GodzillaThreshold: Harry pretty much says this when [[TenchiMuyo Sasami]] suggests calling Dr. Forrester to call off TV's Frank and Pearl Forrester's attempts to cage up the crew.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Cambot seemed a bit too squeamish to show most details of the more violent defeats of the evil doubles.
* GuinnessEpisode: Minako attempts to break the world record for longest ride on a mechanical bull. [[spoiler: Doubly subverted in that Minako actually ''[[CurbStompBattle smashes]]'' the record...only to find that later that because she didn't have an official observer on hand, her attempt [[EasyComeEasyGo didn't count]].]]
* HurricaneOfPuns: Put any of the resident punsters together in a thread at the risk of your own sanity.
* ICallHerVera: "Dan" and "Theo," Twilight's names for her dictionary and thesaurus, respectively.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Iron Liz and Phineas are gradually getting this. Especially sweet since Liz normally doesn't like kids.
* {{Kneecapping}}: Rarity starts kneecapping the shades whenever she sees them; it doesn't quite go well with Aqua's, however.
** A majority of the Satellite thought this was a good idea, too.
* LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple: RED JAGUARS FOREVER!
* MindRape: [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic Discord]]. On the ship. Need we say more?
* MoodDissonance: "''[[CurbStompBattle Don't worry!]] [[OmnicidalManiac I'll kill you later, with the others.]] [[OhCrap Until then~!]]''" [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 And then Iron Liz went and riffed]] TheEyeOfArgon.
* [[MoralGuardians Moral Muppet]]: SAM THE EAGLE SAYS YOU [[AnimeHair BLUE-HAIRED PEOPLE]] ARE INCREDIBLY STRANGE.
* MusicalEpisode: After using a mysterious karaoke machine that had suddenly appeared, Zidane started breaking into song at random intervals. The effect has since spread like a virus via physical proximity throughout most of the satellite.
* MysteryScienceTheater3000: The setting. Naturally.
* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler:Timmified Minako. Also known as the shade of the undead-and-brainwashed-by-[[OmnicidalManiac Galaxia]] Sailor Venus from the [[KillEmAll Stars Arc of the manga]].]]
** Most of the people affected by Discord's power would also qualify, but none more so than [[spoiler:Zidane]].
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Justified with Minako for [[Manga/CodenameSailorV obvious]] [[Manga/SailorMoon reasons]]...with varying degrees of success. It runs from being played straight for most folks on board, to being subverted by certain characters who have seen her in action on the ship, to being completely (albeit secretly) ''defied'' by other characters.
* OddFriendship: Pinkie Pie and 90s Kid. She's a silly, giddy pink pony, he's a laid back, extreme idiot, and yet the two of them have a taste for hyperactive shenanigans that is simultaneously frightening, hilarious, and heartwarming.
* PungeonMaster: Iron Liz and Aqua. And the two of them are best friends. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
** To an extent, Minako. Who is also a friend of Liz. OhCrap ...
** AND Harry Dresden
* RapunzelHair: One of the effects of Fairy Tale Week. It can't be cut with any blade, though there is speculation that a laser beam might do the trick.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: When many character journals all received blue spider LJ gifts from an unknown source, [[ThrowItIn the spiders quickly appeared on the Satellite as well.]]
** When the game had to move from Livejournal to Dreamwidth, as people were getting used to the different color scheme of the website, the Satellite also suddenly changed appearance.
* RuleOfFunny: The entire game pretty much runs on it.
* RunningGag: Highly encouraged in the riffs, but also tend to turn up either for a single sketch or even throughout the game.
** Riff Running Gags:
*** ChuckNorris roundhouse-kicked the Washington Monument into the White House.
*** Sora, [[HandshakeSubstitute put your fist down!]]
*** [[WeirdCurrency Invisible Vampire Munny]]
*** 90s Kid getting constantly [[DopeSlap Dope Slapped]] for being perverted
*** Dead flyer on the welcome mat (from a practice riff)
*** Terra doesn't know what the rules of the internet are
*** The "Bury Dead Guy Here" sign left in the theater is constantly moved around, hidden behind, and even used as a notepad!
** Sketch Running Gags:
*** It's a Chevy!
** Gamewide Running Gags:
*** Linkara's [[CodeName color-coded codenames]]
*** Arrive on Satellite, receive a customized homemade cupcake. No ifs, ands or buts; [[BigBrotherIsWatching Pinkie Pie WILL find you.]]
**** Welcome cupcakes now provided with song!
*** 99% of the time Liz plays music in her videos, Cambot can't get the rights to it and thus plays the 8-bit version. This has nothing to do with the fact that her player just wants an excuse to find 8-bit remixes. [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Not at all.]]
*** Call Falco a parrot sometime. No, seriously, [[BerserkButton he LOVES it.]]
*** [[FacePalm Oh, Terra.]]
*** While it is encouraged to do sketches related to the riffing material, and some have once in a while, Minako has been the only one to do a sketch EVERY SINGLE GAME WEEK.
*** If someone questions a specific word in 90s Kid's slang, Cambot pops a dictionary entry into the captions.
*** Poor Terra just could not keep a pair of pants on this Christmas. At least he has plenty to spare since everybody gave him some in turn.
*** After Rarity's player pointed out her strategy, practically EVERY fight with the evil counterparts involved kneecapping them.
** OOC Running gags:
*** Don't let Minako blow up the satellite!
*** It's not a fedora!
*** After watching the MST3K episode NightOfTheBloodBeast for Thanksgiving, there was a brief period where everybody in the chat called each other Steve.
*** A short-lived one from opening night: "So-and-so is going to get a [[ImprovisedWeapon such-and-such]]! And beat Linkara with it!"
*** Short-lived chat greeting; "Sup ducks!" To which others in the chat would quack, of course.
*** Kaldur'ahm is Old Spice Guy
*** Rule Of...
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: The gang managed to beat Discord by tricking him into entering the first chapter of ''LeftBehind'', then getting the Mads to pull the plug on the experiment, leaving him trapped inside.]]
* ShockingSwerve: Invoked and parodied during [[Creator/MNightShyamalan Shyamalan Week]]. First, it was revealed that the Satellite was actually not in space, but in a [[Film/TheVillage huge nature preserve]] all along! And [[Film/{{Signs}} aliens]] and [[Film/TheHappening trees]] are competing to see who can kill off the residents first! But wait! Everyone's [[Film/TheSixthSense already dead]]! But for the final, most shocking twist of all... [[spoiler: The entire week was [[AllJustADream All Just a Collective Dream]] caused by [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Mike]] accidentally dumping [[SlippingAMickey chloral hydrate]] into the drinking water while he was trying to change the chlorine in the pool water.]]
* SilkHidingSteel: [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rarity]] simply [[{{Kneecapping}} will NOT tolerate]] these evil doubles hurting her friends!
* [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Single Pony Seeks Gentlecolt]]: Except Riku's [[BalefulPolymorph not really a pony]], Rarity...
* SpitTake: Harry Dresden when Touched by Venom Chapter 1 suddenly took a rather...naughty turn.
* ThatPoorCat: '90s Kid, while dressed head to toe in a black leather, spike-studded cowboy outfit, gets thrown off a mechanical bull and crashes into the nearest wall, accompanied by a standard feline howl. This gets doubled when it's revealed that he almost hit [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats WilyKit]] in the process, making her shriek and knock over a stack of decorative hay bales.
* TrueLovesKiss: Linkara kissed Liz to break her out of [[MindRape Discord's personality-distorting influence.]]
** During Fairy Tale Week, this is the only thing that will cure those who fell victim to the decks influenced by Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Liz and Falco are type 2 of this. They got off on a very bad start, especially since Falco is an admitted {{Jerkass}}, and the two of them argue and insult each other all the time. But secretly, they both enjoy their banter and would miss it if one of them disappeared.
* VomitDiscretionShot: During the pony event, Wilykit learned the hard way that yes, everyone's new bodies were, in fact, strictly herbivorous.
** Later on during the same event, Riku got one after Discord left him floating helplessly, which screwed with his inner ear fluids and made him incredibly dizzy.
* WeirdCurrency: Invisible Vampire Munny. Be sure to grab a shotgun [[{{Twilight}} if it sparkles.]]
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