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Author Topic: PERSONA! (A School Based game about finding your true self.) Big group wanted.  (Read 8827 times)

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Offline Florence

There still any room here? I'm a HUGE Persona fan :x

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Other than your history is too short and your Persona is far too strong from all intents and purposes MissFire, unless we get yours near the end, you are good to go.  Everyone won't be anywhere near full strength or able to use moves you have listed, but the closer you are to the end of getting your Persona, the more likely it'll be that you would start out with at least a few of those moves you have listed.  We have too many girls however, so I would ask that we get a few guys into the mix as soon as possible.  We have by my count two guys and four girls.

Hanged, love the finished product my friend.  And sure, you're more than welcome to have a friend play your Persona, but are they planning to make a character as well or no?  I'd prefer they did but I can work with whatever I can get lol.  At any rate, feel free to take your time and get things going when you can buddy.  Adios!

Finn buddy, there is TONS of room left yet lol.

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Mm'kay. Guess I'll catch ya in another game!

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You can still join MissFire, just that the strength of your Persona would require us to get yours somewhere near the end of saving everyone after they're kidnapped unless you tone it down a bit.  Sorry to be so picky, I love your idea, but having a goddess as your starting Persona and not as your ultimate form of her seems a bit much is all.  If you want her to be your ultimate form of your power, that's totally fine, but you'd still need to find a weaker version of Pallas Athena is the only thing.

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Nah. Thanks anyway. I worked far too hard on that profile to compromise it. Best of luck here.

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Suit yourself MissFire, but it really wouldn't have been that hard to make it work goofus.  Still, hopefully we'll get to play together again in the future hun.

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Name; Miki Ishinaka
Gender; Female
Sexuality;  Straight
Age;  19
Appearance: http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/1034704/bag-belt-black_eyes-black_hair-breasts-long_hair-l
Eye Color; Black
Hair Color/Style; Black, worn long to her midback
Tattoos, scars, or other distinguishing marks; None
Student or teacher? Student
Teacher of/Student of? Business
Job? Secretary to the mine owner
Job position/title if you have one;  Executive Personal Assistant
Arcana Choice;  Empress
Summon Persona Preference; Tarot Card
Persona Name;  Yukihime
Persona Appearance; http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/885045/black_hair-breasts-full_moon-genzoman-ghost-grave-
Powers and abilities; Ice/Analysis. Yukihime is capable of generating icy blasts and blizzard winds, but she is horribly weak to fire. Skills: Bufu/Mabufu, Bufula/Mabufula, Bufudyne/Mabufudyne, Niflheim, Full Analysis, Certain Escape, Third Eye, Healing Wave, Relaxing Wave.
Persona Lore/History;  Yukihime is a yuki-onna, the spirit of a woman who died in a snowstorm. Yuki-onna are known for being beautiful, serene, and occasionally murderous and evil. Sometimes they're tragic or even nurturing figures instead of malevolent ones.
Weapon of Choice;: Straight sword 
Skills;  Fencing training, computer skills, cooking (though she keeps that a secret)
Hobbies; Cooking, fencing, online gaming, sketching
Likes; Nature, cooking, drawing, symphonic and ambient music
Dislikes; Pushy people, being ordered around, being messy, being alone.
Quirks;  Stares off into space a lot.
Ons;  Stuff will be added as she discovers it.
Offs;  Ditto. Though death is a big off.
Personality;  Miki was once a very kind girl. As a child she was very outgoing and friendly. That all changed when her family came into money. Nowadays Miki is extremely introverted. She spends a lot of time lost in her own thoughts or in her books or games, speaks very softly, and is very easily startled. She doesn't speak up much at all. In fact, she tries as hard as possible to pretend that she isn't there at all, and is surprised when someone directly addresses her.

Personal History;  Miki was born as the only child of the Ishinaka family. At first, her life was good. Loving, hard-working parents. A decent home in a good neighborhood in Tokyo. Nothing to complain about. Until she was eleven she had nothing to complain about, and indeed, dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. She used to love the sea and wanted to spend her life in the waters.

Everything was fine until a year after the events in Inaba. Miki's father Satoshi, once a mere salaryman with ambitions for greater things, heard about the opportunity to own some property in the countryside. Satoshi was the type who always had a side-hustle going, and when he heard about the Inaba mines, he thought he could make some yen digging out the remaining coal. He used his and his wife's life savings to buy the mines. Satoshi's wife Hitomi was not pleased about not being consulted about this purchase, and the resulting arguments led to an ugly and bitter divorce. Satoshi got custody of Miki in the battle.

Close to a year later the mines started producing gold as well as residual coal. Satoshi was suddenly a rich man, and with wealth came pretension. No more two-bedroom apartment for him, oh no. Now came the mansion. The fleet of expensive cars. The maids (who also doubled as a live-in harem for him). And of course, the boarding school. Satoshi was eager to be seen as one of society's elite, and that meant that his daughter couldn't go to a mere public school. Miki learned quickly and harshly to fit within her father's expectations of a "proper child". Miki became less his daughter and as much of a trophy of his achievements as the maid harem and the fancy cars.

Still, she was a smart girl, and aced her university exams with flying colors. Satoshi has decided that Miki needs to understand business to inherit the mines and the business he's built around them. Whether she wanted to learn about it or not. Controlling her finances as well as her home made it easy for him to pressure her into pursuing a Business major at the university in the town that made him rich. Satoshi loves to flaunt his wealth about Inaba, and having his daughter attending the university is seen as a sign of his patronage and good will, in his eyes. He's even assigned her maids, a staff, and purchased a home and car for her. Despite her wishes, he's paid good money to the university to permit her staff to attend and fuss over her even at school. He's also made the (in his mind) great personal sacrifice of not hiring another smoking hottie to be his secretary. To show his appreciation for family values, he's "gifted" (more like ordered) her to serve as his secretary and learn more about the family business from the inside. She's largely resigned herself to this life, and tries to escape it as much as possible by daydreaming and playing games. 

Dungeon Theme/Creatures that inhabit it;  Her dungeon theme would be of a undersea palace made entirely of gold, incredibly beautiful but deadly and oppressive. The place is a maze, decorated as if for a grand party. The sounds of revelry can be heard coming from everywhere and nowhere. Open books and the screens of portable gaming devices serve as portals between places. The shadows here resemble elegant dancers and luxury goods given freakish life and forms.

(I can't get the pics loaded in here for some reason, so I just put the links in.)
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It's all good Empyrean, but the only problem I have is the same I had with Missfire.  Your Persona is extremely powerful UNLESS you plan to gain those skills over time, in which case it's cool.  Beyond that though, love what you have going and can't wait to see how things go lol.

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Yeah I plan for her to start with basic Ice and Analysis powers and work up to the major stuff over time.
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That's cool then.  Feel free to get into the OOC, the character thread, and then go for the IC my friend.  Enjoy the ride!

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hopefully it'll be a wild one

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Indeed lol.  Still waiting on replies from Star and Empyrean, but there's no rush by any means, just hoping that I can get the mines and the disaster going before the weekend's over is all.  If not it's cool, it's just me being bored and eager to get things going is all lol.

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lol

Offline Solstice

If you haven't managed to fill up yet, I should have something up today.

And, well, if the profile ends up being problematic, I'll have two discarded fallbacks to put up instead. =O

EDIT'd: Actually, Verg; would you be interested at all in hearing the cliff notes versions of my various ideas? I've got... well, a few, but am not sure how well they might mesh with the group you've got so far.
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*peeks in* Greetings :)

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Hey, Dark.  :-) Verg, this would be my friend who's interested in playing Beliza.

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well i don't think the group is full just yet

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Re: PERSONA! (A School Based game about finding your true self.) Big group wan
« Reply #68 on: November 13, 2011, 05:17:24 PM »
Hiya Solstice, DarkRose, welcome to...well, the interest thread! I hope you both get to join the game soon!

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Welcome. :) This should be fun.

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Sorry for the long ass delay in getting replies up to you all wonderful people.  Dark Rose, Solstice, I'd be more than happy to have you both here in any capacity.  And sure, I'd be happy to listen to a few cliff notes of what you have in mind.  There's still tons of room to be had so feel free to drop profiles in whenever you like.

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Characteeer.... sheet. Will post it in the sheets thread once Vergil okays it.

Name: Chisato Arikawa (or, Arikawa Chisato, in the family-name-first style)
Gender: Female
Sexuality:  Repressed, with bisexual tendencies.
Age:  20
Appearance:
Chisato's of slightly below-average height (even for Japan), barely five feet tall, and light-weight even for her stature. That's absolutely intentional; she's careful not to eat too much, and not to work out too much, having maintained the same idealized physique for the past few years.

Her shoulder-length hair is naturally a rich, dark brown; she's quite fond of styling it, and takes good care of it. Rarely, she'll dye it, though typically not in any long-term sense.

Chisato is, to put it bluntly, gorgeous by most standards, though perhaps not really beautiful. She has the kind of looks that ensure if people were asked to vote on how attractive any group of people is, would ensure she beats out the competition (which, in fact, has happened).

She's got an impressive bust for one of her frame--and, in fact, is not permitted to gain or lose too much weight, be it muscle or fat, to ensure her proportions remain ideal. Similarly, she's always meticulously well-groomed: perfectly-filed painted nails, soft and unblemished skin, well-tended clothes, smooth and soft hair. It's not eerie natural grace: she spends a great deal of money on cosmetics, and time with applying them.

That being said, she's rarely seen in public looking like that. Chisato has several wigs she wears in her day-to-day life, and can do incredibly things to change her hair style with only a minute or two to do so. She usually wears a pair of glasses--purely cosmetic, but they do wonders to change her facial appearance. Finally, she has literally dozens of prominent sets of earrings to choose from, and tends to clothes that will hide her build.

Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color/Style: Dark brown and shoulder-length, with varying styles; typically, though, she'll leave it down.
Tattoos, scars, or other distinguishing marks: None

Student or teacher? Student

Teacher of/Student of?  Literature

Job: Model
Job position: Primarily models for fashion magazines, occasionally features in ads for various forms of cosmetics and clothing.
Arcana Choice:  Moon
Summon Persona PreferenceL  Tarot card

Persona Name: Kaguya-hime

Persona Appearance:
Kaguya-hime is an inhumanly beautiful woman. She has ankle-length black hair, with bangs cut to eyebrow-length and parted to either side of her face.

Kaguya wears a heavy, voluminous red kimono that trails on the ground behind her, embroided elegantly, primarily with images of birds in flight.

Powers and abilities: Kaguya possesses immunity to fire and darkness, along with resistance to light and ice.

She's a magically-oriented persona, with mild restorative abilities. In a more meta-sense, this would be Light-, Wind-, Ice-, and Lightning- elemented spells, being too 'graceful' for Fire. Naturally, they'd start weak, and gradually scale up in potency as time progresses and her power advances. Her healing abilities, while appreciable largely due to her significant magical abilities, would lag behind her offensive ones.

Kaguya has disproportionately high magical abilities and can take quite a beating, though her physical powers are negligible, her defenses sub-par, and her agility merely average. In a nutshell, she's a "front-line caster", with little recourse beyond sustaining her allies when her magic is, for whatever reason, ineffective.

Persona Lore/History:
Princess Kaguya, in mythology, was the immortal princess of a civilization which lived on the moon. For a crime against her people, she was banished to the Earth for many years.

On Earth, Kaguya-hime was found as an infant hidden inside a tree by a woodcutter. He and his wife named her Kaguya, and raised her as her own child. She eventually grew up to a woman of extraordinary beauty. As word of her supernatural beauty spread, people were attracted from across the nation to ask for her hand in marriage.

Kaguya was wooed by many men, including several princes and Japan's own emperor. At her father's insistence, she agreed to marry; however, she gave all of her suitors impossible tasks, retrieving legendary items for her as a wedding gift. All, inevitably, failed, some dying in the attempt.

However, by the time her exile had come to an end, Kaguya found that she cared for the people of Earth. Even so, though she wished to remain, she was not permitted to do so.

In the end, Kaguya returned to the heavens. The soldiers sent from the moon to retrieve her gave her an enchanted feathered robe; when she put it on, she was robbed of all compassion she had for the people of Earth.

Weapon of Choice: Naginata or bare hands; she had a bit of practice with the former for sport, and does a little bit of martial arts for exercise. And, for use against ordinary people--pepper spray!

Skills: Able to change clothes, apply makeup, and style her hair in mere minutes! And, more seriously, can change her appearance enough to pass for someone else (without a detailed observation, at least) with little more than makeup and creativity.
Hobbies: Karaoke (she's not great at it), drawing (same, though better).
Likes: Her job, but also being able to get away from it.
Dislikes: Feeling like the center of attention in her personal life.
Quirks: She has a tendency to change her earrings on the fly--while sitting at a restaurant, during a class, and so forth. A few extra pairs are always in her purse.
Ons: O/O page covers it all, really.
Offs: Same as above!

Personality:
Chisato is, for the most part, an upbeat person. She's cheery and enthusiastic, maintaining an optimistic-but-realistic attitude in most situations. She's not the sort to think that everything will work out well, but rather, believe everything is bound to work out better if she tries her best to improve things than if she sits around doing nothing.

At the same time, she (usually) has enough social intelligence to know when being perky and happy will just make those around her feel worse, and to moderate her behavior accordingly.

Chisato's bright, though not brilliant by any means. She's attending school largely as part of a quest to find some stronger sense of self-worth.

It's not that she has any problems with being a model. She genuinely enjoys it, and to an extent the attention it brings. Indeed, she looks forward to when she'll be doing it full-time, and the mention of roles in acting once she's not preoccupied with college.

What troubles her, however, is that she feels no sense of accomplishment from it. As Chisato sees it, she is a successful model because she is pretty. There's nothing wrong with that, but she didn't do anything to get where she is. In some ways, it feels like being successful because of luck and genetics is worse than not being successful at all, because there's nothing she can pride herself on as having accomplished purely through her own efforts and strength of will.

It's not all that true, but it's what she believes, and why she's going through college.

She also tends to feel like once people know she's a model they don't really get to know her: she stops being Chisato Arikawa, and becomes Chisato Arikawa The Model. They expect different things of her, both better and worse. While she's willing to accept the stereotypes, she feels as though it's impossible to ever overcome them.

Personal History:
Chisato, as tends to be the case, was born to two parents, one father (Ryouichi) and one mother (Yuko) Arikawa. She was the second child, with an older sister and younger brother.

Her early life was wholly unremarkable. Her family was upper-middle class, and while she and her siblings didn't always get along, they didn't fight more than was normal, either.

Kaede was scouted by a talent agency at a high school fair when she was a mere 14 years old. Her parents were skeptical, but she was young and wide-eyed enough to be thoroughly enthused by the idea of being a model. In reality, the scout who'd found her had fairly low expectations.

A year later, she had her first photo shoot. She hardly recognized herself. What she was told, and has believed ever since, is that most people have incredible potential--it's just a matter of knowing how to bring it out.

Being a teen model was not exactly the idyllic life she'd imagined. Certainly, it was thrilling; from one grade to the next, Kaede was suddenly one of the most popular girls in her school. Of course, that also brought a great deal of envy--"Oh, look at the model, she must think she's so much better than us." Truth be told, those words hurt, but she was able to get over them.

The popularity was worse. Kaede had less and less time to spend with her friends, despite being swarmed with new ones. It was in her last year of high school that she realized she'd hardly seen her former best friend, a girl by the name of Rin Akari she'd known  since she was eight, for the entire past school year.

She was ill-prepared to learn what had become of that friendship. Her best friend, who she'd shared her deepest secrets with, whose house she'd slept over at, from whom she'd years ago received a friendship bracelet she still wore... wanted nothing to do with her. As far as Rin was concerned, she'd been abandoned--and shouldn't Kaede be talking with her new friends?

Naturally, those "new friends" told her to ignore Rin; she was just jealous, she didn't know what she was talking about. Chisato almost got over it; until she got an indignant text message from another "old" friend, full of accusatory venom, blaming her for Rin suddenly being bullied.

When Kaede went home that night, she cried for hours--and realized that she had nobody to cry to. Dozens of friends, and not a single one who she could call and spill her heart to.

After graduating high school, Kaede's decision to move was largely influenced by her experiences with what fame had done to her personal life. If she stayed in the same area, she'd be around the same people--she'd still be Chisato the rich girl who was in the magazines. She wanted to try again, to start over, with what she'd learned.

When she moved to Inaba, she did so quietly, and took to taking steps not to be recognized: wearing glasses, wearing wigs or tying her hair back in a bun (or putting in extensions), and the like. Most significant was changing her legal name, from Kaede to Chisato. She still models under the former name.

Dungeon Theme/Creatures that inhabit it:
Working on this, honestly. It'll largely, of course, center around the themes of her doubts: primarily that she's "empty" or "worthless" without her career, and the belief that by choosing to stick with it she's somehow preventing herself from interacting with "normal" people.

Her shadow will probably take the form of a large caricature of her, made of a porcelain-like material; when damaged, it's completely hollow inside. It may fight by summoning faceless, featureless 'minions' to the battle.
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Love love LOVE this one Solstice.  Welcome aboard!  Feel free to drop in the OOC, the character thread, and then the best for last of course, the IC lol.  Good luck!

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Well, since it looks like the other group rp I was in on here is falling apart, I suppose I'll have tons of spare time xD; expect an application up sometime soon!

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I know of Persona but don't know a huge huge ton about it so, Hanged would be helping me :)