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Offline AribethAmkiirTopic starter

A Summer to Remember - [Tentatively full]
« on: November 15, 2012, 02:16:36 AM »
A Summer to Remember


What would this game be like?

I envision this: A group of college graduates, who are all very close friends, make a decision. They want to spend their last "free" summer together before the evil monster called "real life" sucks them away.  The group is of a moderate size, 4 girls and 4 guys, and have been nigh inseparable since their Freshman year.  With graduation and the prospect of their merry group breaking apart and scattering across the country, they pitch in and rent a lovely summer hotel/condo/resort for a whole two weeks, complete with everything they may or may not need.  The place is extravagant, located just outside of a major city, and has a pool, spacious rooms, lots of windows, only the finest of everything. The group is diverse, both in personality, majors, even sexuality, but one thing is common between them all: A desire for this to be the best damn summer of their entire lives.


What are the specifics?  Where is the game located?  What category will it be under?

A lot of this is up for discussion.  I believe Bondage would be appropriate for the category.  I would prefer if all the characters began single, but I would like to make this as open as possible.  People could start in a relationship and leave in a new relationship.  People could start in a relationship and leave in a (still happy) relationship, with the tender memories of their first threesome under their belt to boot.  Who knows?  We'll leave the limits up to what the players are interested in!

What are the requirements of the players as writers?

Substance is required.  Not going to ask for a word minimum or paragraph quota, but make your posts matter and give your fellow players something to interact with.  Also, please interact with other people.  You can play a shy character, but remember that the other characters in the game are your character's best friends.

What are the requirements of the players as players?

Communicate. We expect PM conversations and other OOC methods of discussion to be common place.  We hope for an active OOC.  Talk about things and we can weave this into a notable story.  A story of young people about to burst into their lives full force and the shenanigans they get up to.  Remember to respect boundaries as well!  Not everyone is going to have the same likes, Ons/Offs, or ideas as you!  So don't try to get them or their character into something that they, the player, don't want to be part of.  This goes hand-in-hand with the communication aspect.  I would also recommend that players be interested in trying something new!  Most importantly, respect everyone involved in the game, both characters and players.

Character Sheet:
Code: [Select]
[floatleft][img height=300 padding=8]insert character picture here[/img][/floatleft]
[center][b]Name:[/b] Full name, please. Include any nicknames in parentheses. Like: Gregory "Gregilicious" Gray
[b]Played by:[/b] Player's name here
[b]Age and Birthdate:[/b] How old they are and when they were born, presume this is sometime in mid-late June of 2013.
[b]Height and Weight:[/b] I'd highly recommend that everyone here use a BMI Calculator and remember that muscle weighs [i]more[/i] than fat.
[b]Sexual Orientation:[/b] What is their sexual preference? Do note if you would be up for experimentation during the story itself.
[b]Major:[/b] What did they major in as a college student?

[b]Background:[/b] Any major notes about their life, like if they're wealthy. Things that would most commonly come up as important in your writing and things your as-of-yet uncreated "friends" would know.
[b]Other:[/b] Anything else I did not have the foresight to add.
[/center]

Pretty easy stuff. Many players, and many potential participants, like to develop and decide as they play. So don't feel a need to write a thousand-word character sheet. Nor do you need to make one right away.

Can we have multiple characters?

No, at least not to start off.  The cast may expand and we may add new players as things get moving, but I'd like for everyone to begin with one character and move from there.  The exception is this: people can play NPCs.  The pool boy, bellhop, waitress, etc.  There will be a need for these other characters to be played and it'd be extremely helpful if people took turns playing them, we'll call them communal NPCs.

How do I sign up?

Post in here, include a character sheet if you'd like. We'll prepare the thread(s?) when we have approved three additional players.

How much input do you want from me?  I have ideas!

As much as you can give us, please!

Thank you to anyone who has read this through!

Approved Characters



Name: Jessica "Jess" Dianna Dehn
Played by:AribethAmkiir
Age and Birthdate: 22.  08/03/1991
Height and Weight: 5'6" 140 lbs.
Sexual Orientation: Pansexual.  (Her friends might call her bi, but she prefers to think there's more to it than that.)
Major: Graphic Arts

Background:
Jess comes from a wealthy, well off family.  Both of her parents are alive and still married after 35 years.  Despite having means, Jess was the freshman who showed up to her first day of university four years ago with nothing but a suitcase full of clothes and personal belongings, her books and school supplies, and her most prized possessions, her camera equipment.  She worked full-time while attending classes, two jobs, if you count selling her photographs on the side.  Despite her parents hassling her about money she never asked them for a dime.  Still, this didn't prevent her from bringing back an entirely new wardrobe every time she went home for summer or Christmas break.  Clothes she usually allowed her friends to borrow without any care if the garments were returned.  She prides herself on making it through school on her own terms, and by her own means.

Jess is a very visually artistic person which is most greatly displayed through her love of photography.  She has a notorious reputation for always having a camera on her and snapping pictures of people whenever the fancy strikes her.  She's sensitive that not everyone likes being photographed, but she'll still tease someone and do her utmost to make them warm up to the camera.  Behind a camera she can quite literally do anything.  Without her camera quite a different personality is shown.  She becomes borderline shy, quiet, and speculative, especially around strangers or in an unfamiliar environment.

Other: Jess is very much the "nerd".  She's not exceptionally brainy but she loves video games, anime, manga, TCGs, and pretty much anything else along those lines.  Above all though, she enjoys cosplay, and has dragged a number of her friends to Comic-Con and Dragon*Con, as well as E3.


Name: Dylan "Dyl" Raine Cooke
Played by:Cami
Age/Birthdate: 21/ May 8th, 1992
Height/Weight: 5'8" 115 lbs
Orientation: Bisexual
Major: Pharmaceutical Studies

Backround: Dylan grew up in a dysfunctional family. With an alcoholic for a father, and a workaholic for a mother. She passed between the two a lot, finally settling for the lesser of two evils with her mother at the age of twelve. Dylan had to grow up fast, and that put her ahead of the maturity curve in her grade and the ones above her. She knew that without drive and motivation, she would never get anywhere, so she put her nose to the brimstone and got to work. Later in high school, Dylan determined that letting loose a bit wouldn't hurt, and that was when she discovered the sensual, fun side of herself. Though it is one that comes out rarely. Her achievements in high school led her to college on a full ride, and far far away from her parents. She is practical, and level headed, though she tends to get a bit whimsical at times. Her nature is light and loving, despite her having to raise herself as a child.

Her financial situation was somewhere in the middle. Never growing up without, though never having the best of everything right when she wanted it. Not that Dylan required more than a bottle of water and a ponytail holder. Her contribution to the group was solely based on her own means, things she had earned through her own job, paying for the small apartment she lived in off campus, near the country as well as food and the like. Her money was earned honestly, though oddly. Modeling jobs here and there, fixing old things she had learned throughout the years, nothing too fancy.

Other: While her gamer side led her into the tight knit group of friends, she prefers to be outside. Hiking, swimming, bike riding, running. Anything that allows her to feel the wind on her face and listen to the song of the trees is a bonus in her mind. She doesn't get particularly close to anybody, unless you've proven to be trustworthy, and she's know you for awhile. Dylan reads people very easily, and is often referred to as a "therapist" leading others to wonder why she didn't pursue a career in psychiatry. She has a Monroe piercing, and a star tattoo on her left side.


Name: Greg Andrew Paice
Played by:Kdyami
Age and Birthdate: He is 24, born September 29th 1988.
Height and Weight: 6’3” and 195lbs.
Sexual Orientation: He would call himself bi-curious.  He enjoys women but has never had any problems involving other men in multiple partner “pairings” and has fantasized about exploring more though hasn’t acted on his thoughts to date.
Major: Bachelors in Music Performance (Contemporary Styles), with a minor in Audio Production.

Background: Greg grew up in a musical family, his mother was a piano teacher and his father a choir director for the local church.  Greg took piano lessons from his mother from a very early age but wasn't fond of the rigidness of classical music.  His father taught him to sing strong and loud.  The only other member of the family was Greg's older brother, Kyle.  Kyle was already 12 when Greg was born and as such rebelled against their parents most of Greg's younger years.  As such he moved out to college across the state.

At the age of 12 Greg walked into his brother’s room and found a black electric guitar. He picked it up and made some noise and has been playing ever since that day. After jamming with some friends in his basement they started getting some stuff together with a couple in a trailer in the middle of nowhere. The trailer was cold in the winter and infested by bees in the summer. The mic’s use to shock their lips because of grounding issues but they we started working on their own songs. Working with a great producer, tough times and having a Psycho girlfriend started to make some killer tunes.   All in small Town USA.  Greg realized he had to move to the city to be closer to the music scene and just how much he still had to learn. So he packed his bags and headed for college.  It was a big change for a small towner but he learned and he played building his skills and writing songs is what he did. His hard work paid off when an HR manager was invited to Greg’s senior showcase by one of his instructors and really liked what he heard.  Signing Greg and shipping him to Los Angeles at the end of Summer for a crash course at Musician’s Institute to pick up some band mates and then heading out on tour.  For now Greg is excited to be spending time with his friends, writing songs, and simply enjoying the resort and looking forward to what is to come.

Other: Greg is out spoken, outgoing and generally a nice helpful guy.  He dreams of being a famous rock star but has always tried to avoid the “egotistical, greedy, only out for himself and the dollar sign” mentality that can go with fame.



Name: Name: Reynald Waters.
Played by: Jackalope
Age and Birthdate:  22 - 21st of November, 1990
Height and Weight: 5'8" 154lbs
Sexual Orientation: If you asked, he'd just say bisexual. He is infatuated with the idea of having sex with another man but has never actually found himself physically attracted to one.
Major: English Literature

Description: He's not exactly a picture of human perfection. At 5'8" he's shorter than most guys and although his shoulders and chest are quite broad as well as his neck which barely fits into most shirt collars he isn't particularly muscular. He's been working on it lately and it's starting to show but he's far from herculean, maintaining a pretty modest muscle structure and a pert butt (which has been called cute, somewhat to his dismay) with little tone to it. He's got a fairly strong jaw, but it's subtly defined like his cheekbones. Although he's not particularly well tanned, he still looks pretty healthy. He's not gaunt or skinny and the pale look seems to work for him. He's never had any particular way of keeping his brown hair and since he decided he didn't want it long any more he hasn't had a clue what to do with it so most of the time it's just a bit messy, but for now it's quite short but he still has enough to work with if he ever decides to which almost seems a waste, what with it being so full and thick. As for his face, he tries to stay clean shaven if he's ever around people. Even at 22 his facial hair still doesn't grow into anything resembling a beard or even sideburns. It probably wouldn't suit him anyway. The rest of his body isn't particularly hairy either aside from his lower legs and knees. Something he allegedly inherited from his father. His eyes are green and unfortunately they aren't perfect so he chose some tasteful, narrow rectangular frames and the right earpiece frequently catches his scaffold piercing (His only piercing). His fingers are slender but not quite dainty and his hands don't look as if they've ever done any manual labor. Suited for the more dexterous tasks that he's quite adept at. His fingernails aren't manicured to perfection but he'd rather clip them than bite them. While he's usually all jeans, t-shirts (Often slim fitting jeans though never skinny jeans. He's firmly opposed to them on men.) and converse shoes he's not one to turn down an opportunity to dress up and he's very fond of waistcoats, even worn casually with rolled up shirt sleeves. Having said that, he also has a pair of British standard issue army boots kicking around for the colder months and his wardrobe is generally pretty diverse.

Background: Born to an English barrister and a French surgeon it could easily be said that Reynald had a lot of breaks in life. He never really wanted for anything, he was given piano lessons and he had some of the best education available wherever he went, but what with their incredibly busy schedules, his parents rarely had time to spend with him or even each other. During his early years this was rarely an issue because he had no trouble making friends and every one of his other needs was met by their money, but his parents' jobs took a heavy toll on their relationship and it soon became clear to his mother that his father was far more concerned with his work than he was with her. Before Reynald finished secondary school, his parents divorced and seeking a fresh start his mother decided to move back to France. Reynald wanted to stay. He had a lot of friends he didn't want to leave behind. His mother visited as often as she could and he grew closer to her during those times than he ever had when he lived with her. But soon a combination of his own teen angst and his father incessantly pushing him toward studying law drove him out of his home and when his mother told him her visits would be fewer because she was moving to America, he insisted that she take him with her. It was around this time that he gave up on the piano entirely, throwing away years of practice. At sixteen years old, moving into a new home in a new country he began a new life, but his experience had taken a harsh toll and as if growing up wasn't difficult enough in itself his rapidly worsening outlook on life made it very difficult to get close to other people. Eventually it was a girl who turned him around. All he really needed was something to make him happy. Take his mind off the self loathing and make him generally a much more pleasant person to be around. This late high school love didn't work out, as is so often the case, but he left high school without his shell and has since been far more content with his lot in life.

These days, he's generally quite outgoing and friendly. Certainly polite and often considered charming. He remains as cynical as ever and isn't afraid of mounting the high horse but it's become more of an endearing trait than an irritating character flaw. He has little hatred for the world any more and simply chooses to ignore it as best he can and get on with his own life. He even took piano up again although he has little intention of being graded any more. He remains difficult to get on with for many, but his friends have a special place in his life and his loyalty to them is firm. He is easy to talk to when he's not being opinionated and is capable of reasoning or manipulating his way through almost anything. One thing he has truly come to loath is completely unreasonable people. He somehow managed to cruise through college without rubbing anyone the wrong way and although he has yet to find a job, a building society account opened by his parents before he was born has seen him through the last four years and paid for his share of the holiday and he shows no signs of worrying about his money running out.

Other: He has nearly finished his novel which he has thus far refused to let anyone read. He speaks fluent french thanks to his mother (Who happens to be incredibly attractive, causing Reynald no end of teasing from friends and strangers alike).




Name: Alexander "Alex" Rudin
Played by: Jecter
Age and Birthdate: 22nd March 1991
Height and Weight: 5'11, 170lbs
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual, never been interested in men
Major: History (major) Religious Studies (minor)

Background:Alex was born into an upper-middle class family of, eventually, five as the middle child. His father was a hardworking manager in a construction company and his mother a senior administrator. They weren't rich, but they were certainly comfortable, just the five of them, mother father, older sister and younger brother.
For as long as he could remember, Alex has been interested in history, seeing it not as the boring subject that all must suffer through that the shows and movies portrayed it as, but as the greatest story being told. Of course he went through the world war two and knights in shining armour phase like most young boys, but his interest held him and forced him to go back even further. Though he was certainly intrigued by the ancient Greeks, and definitely enjoyed the Romans, it was the Byzantine Empire that truly fascinated him. All through high school he learned about them. He was there, in mind if not body, when Belisarius held Rome, when Heraclius defeated the Persians and when Constantinople, The City itself, fell to the Turkish invaders.
It was no surprise then that he decided to study History in college, but then he took things a step further when he declared he was aiming for a doctorate so he could teach his beloved subject to a new generation.
Other: Despite the increased emphasis he placed on his studies, Alex was also really in to video games. While he did enjoy the occasional FPS, he really likes party games and the grand strategy style of games. When he isn't either studying or gaming with friends he enjoys cycling around town or simply relaxing and enjoying not having to think or worry for a couple of hours.
Personality: Alex can be something of a bastard at times, dropping the odd sarcastic or cutting remark in a situation that can underscore a happy moment or make a shitty moment even worse. He doesn't talk much and many people who do not know him think him far too serious and antisocial. Those who he does take the time to get to know learn that he does have a lighter side, though it is tempered by his dark idea of humor. He has no explanation for why he acts like he does, or at least none that he plans to share with anyone. Of course he isn't all bastardry, never refusing a friend help if it is needed and has even been known to help some of the first and second years with their history essays. At times he can be a walking contradiction, his words giving off one impression of him while his actions can give off the opposite idea. He doesn't pretend to understand it, and just accepts it for who he is.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2012, 02:30:37 AM by AribethAmkiir »

Offline Kdyami

Looking good *crosses fingers* here's hoping we can avoid bans this time :)

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Ok this looks awesome but i wont be able to post a cs until monday

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I'm struggling terribly to find a picture of a guy that doesn't look ridiculous... I'll come back to that. Unless a description will do.

Name: Name: Reynald Waters.
Played by: Jackalope
Age and Birthdate:  22 - 21st of November, 1990
Height and Weight: 5'8" 154lbs
Sexual Orientation: If you asked, he'd just say bisexual. He is infatuated with the idea of having sex with another man but has never actually found himself physically attracted to one.
Major: English Literature

Background: Born to an English barrister and a French surgeon it could easily be said that Reynald had a lot of breaks in life. He never really wanted for anything, he was given piano lessons and he had some of the best education available wherever he went, but what with their incredibly busy schedules, his parents rarely had time to spend with him or even each other. During his early years this was rarely an issue because he had no trouble making friends and every one of his other needs was met by their money, but his parents' jobs took a heavy toll on their relationship and it soon became clear to his mother that his father was far more concerned with his work than he was with her. Before Reynald finished secondary school, his parents divorced and seeking a fresh start his mother decided to move back to France. Reynald wanted to stay. He had a lot of friends he didn't want to leave behind. His mother visited as often as she could and he grew closer to her during those times than he ever had when he lived with her. But soon a combination of his own teen angst and his father incessantly pushing him toward studying law drove him out of his home and when his mother told him her visits would be fewer because she was moving to America, he insisted that she take him with her. It was around this time that he gave up on the piano entirely, throwing away years of practice. At sixteen years old, moving into a new home in a new country he began a new life, but his experience had taken a harsh toll and as if growing up wasn't difficult enough in itself his rapidly worsening outlook on life made it very difficult to get close to other people. Eventually it was a girl who turned him around. All he really needed was something to make him happy. Take his mind off the self loathing and make him generally a much more pleasant person to be around. This late high school love didn't work out, as is so often the case, but he left high school without his shell and has since been far more content with his lot in life.

These days, he's generally quite outgoing and friendly. Certainly polite and often considered charming. He remains as cynical as ever and isn't afraid of mounting the high horse but it's become more of an endearing trait than an irritating character flaw. He has little hatred for the world any more and simply chooses to ignore it as best he can and get on with his own life. He even took piano up again although he has little intention of being graded any more. He remains difficult to get on with for many, but his friends have a special place in his life and his loyalty to them is firm. He is easy to talk to when he's not being opinionated and is capable of reasoning or manipulating his way through almost anything. One thing he has truly come to loath is completely unreasonable people. He somehow managed to cruise through college without rubbing anyone the wrong way and although he has yet to find a job, a building society account opened by his parents before he was born has seen him through the last four years and paid for his share of the holiday and he shows no signs of worrying about his money running out.

Other: He has nearly finished his novel which he has thus far refused to let anyone read. He speaks fluent french thanks to his mother (Who happens to be incredibly attractive, causing Reynald no end of teasing from friends and strangers alike).

Offline BlackestKnight

I may be interested, I'll have my character sheet up sometime tonight.

Offline AribethAmkiirTopic starter

A note: This is not first come first serve.  Cami, Kdyami, and I will be choosing the characters we feel will best fit into the group.


@Azz: I think we'll leave recruitment up until next Wednesday or Thursday so you've got time.  Thanks for your interest.

@Jackalope: Nice character.  Glad you're interested.  A few questions: How do you see him interacting with the 3 previously approved characters?  How do you supposed he joined the group?  Also, what are you looking for in a picture, maybe we can help?

@BK:  Looking forward to seeing your CS.  Thanks for your interest.

Offline BlackestKnight

Name: Jalen Jones
Played by: BlackestKnight
Age and Birthdate: (24) October 22, 1988.
Height and Weight: 6'2" 190lbs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Major: Political Science(MA), Business Administrations(AS)

Background: Born from an out-of-wedlock affair between a prominent white southern statesmen and a black teenage domestic worker. The subject of Jalen's birth is a matter of controversy and intrigue in his home state, Alabama. Looked down upon though not entirely uncommon. Allegedly, his conception was a matter of a bit of rape though this was contested in the courts by a jury of peers(go figure). Jalen's biological father(though he denies paternal association) is U.S. senator Mike Jones. A hard line conservative known for being staunchly anti-crime, pro-family values, along with his ties with various right-wing fringe groups. Despite the unsavory rumors and hypocrisy surrounding his personal life  , he remains an immensely popular politician within the state.  Jalen's mother, Adina  is viewed as somewhat of a pariah around town. Home wrecker and Jezebel are among the nicer things people have said in reference to his mother. His experiences shaped much of his worldview as a child growing up in his quaint southern town.

 He was often subject to cruel harassing growing up. Oddly, not for his mixed heritage but for being a bastard which got him into a lot of scuffles.

Though this changed sometime in middle school when he really started to excel in academics and athletics and began to emerge as something of a leader. Being tall, dark and handsome tends to do that  for some people. By the time he was in high school he all ready served as student body council president, captain of the football team, national honor society  and was well on his way to attending his choice of college.

Ever since he was just a tike in pre-school, he knew he wanted to enter politics. Not for the father whom he'd never known or care to know , not for his mother whom he loved though pitied. For himself. As long as he can remember, Jalen has been plagued with a inexplicable hunger, a compulsion to prove himself to the world.

In 2008, he had has first taste of the process involved in The Presidential campaign as a student intern to the president-elect. In 2012, he authored a memoire of his childhood including his implied relationship to senator Jones, which has recently become a best-seller, the book has introduced him to the world as a public figure and a rising household name in politics. 


Other: Originally, he was going to change his surname name to match his mothers , though he kept the name as a reminder of his connection to Mike Jones. Though he voted as (D) in the last election and was involved in the 08 elections as a staffer. Jalen has since lended his support to the emerging Independents(I) party.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2012, 08:51:45 PM by BlackestKnight »

Offline Harlequinade

Definitely interested, I will post a CS sometime tomorrow. <3

Offline Jackalope

Quote from: AribethAmkiir
How do you see him interacting with the 3 previously approved characters?

I imagine he'd connect with Jessica through either a mutual interest in a video game or simply having taken an interest in her work. With his eagerness to meet new people in a strange new place he'd have jumped on the opportunity to stay in touch with someone he thought was interesting. He'd respect her sensitivity for people who don't enjoy having photos taken of them, but he'd allow her to, trusting that they won't all just end up on the internet like everyone else's do. Although he spends a lot of time playing video games (less now than he used to, what with him having a social life these days) he's very picky about them and certainly not usually a fan of anime (Aside from a select few), but he's more than capable of holding a conversation about them and he'd be eager to attend certain events like Blizzcon, Comic-con or E3.

He'd connect with Dylan over their similar family issues. There'd be a little tension due to him feeling like he's getting through college on his parents' money without a care and without really taxing himself too much while she worked so hard to get by, but he'd respect her all the more for her ability to raise herself, put herself through college and still throw on a smile for her friends. He wouldn't insult her by offering her money, but he'd like to think she'd know he'd help her out if she needed it. He'd find her attitude all the more uplifting knowing that he himself wouldn't be so cheery if he worked himself like she did and that would just make her a very pleasant person to be around for him.

He'd probably meet Greg on his frequent trips to the music studio to play. They might even jam together once in a while. Reynald may even show him that the piano doesn't just have to be for classical music and they could teach each other a little if he'd be interested. With his frequent trips to the music studios he'd likely hear a lot of Greg's own music too and what with his own dream of being a successful author he'd be the last person to poke fun at someone wanting to be a famous rock star and in fact would be very supportive.

Quote from: AribethAmkiir
How do you supposed he joined the group?

In his early days of college, he did his best to turn over a new leaf. He attended as many outings, events and parties as he could and let a lot of new people into his life. He made some new acquaintances, got burned once or twice but eventually found himself in a tight group of friends.

Quote from: AribethAmkiir
Also, what are you looking for in a picture, maybe we can help?

Just something that isn't a male model, I guess. Preferably broad and without a stupid expression on his face or an unrealistic amount of muscle tone... He's an English student who plays piano, not an Olympic athlete.  I'll detail clothes separately so that's not really an issue.

Offline Cami

This is when I feel like a complete jackass. I got swamped with work in the past few days, or I would have posted this myself.

Offline Chreestafer

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need:3 males, 2 females.
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2012, 11:22:45 PM »
posting interest, will come up with character tomorrow morning ;)

Offline AribethAmkiirTopic starter

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need:3 males, 2 females.
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012, 12:22:09 AM »
No worries Cami.

So, what exactly does gynosexual mean?  Never mind.  I looked it up.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2012, 12:23:26 AM by AribethAmkiir »

Offline Belisuavious

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need:3 males, 2 females.
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2012, 11:24:36 PM »
Name: Alexander "Alex" Rudin
Played by: Jecter
Age and Birthdate: 22nd March 1991
Height and Weight: 5'11, 170lbs
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual, never been interested in men
Major: History (major) Religious Studies (minor)

Background:Alex was born into an upper-middle class family of, eventually, five as the middle child. His father was a hardworking manager in a construction company and his mother a senior administrator. They weren't rich, but they were certainly comfortable, just the five of them, mother father, older sister and younger brother.
For as long as he could remember, Alex has been interested in history, seeing it not as the boring subject that all must suffer through that the shows and movies portrayed it as, but as the greatest story being told. Of course he went through the world war two and knights in shining armour phase like most young boys, but his interest held him and forced him to go back even further. Though he was certainly intrigued by the ancient Greeks, and definitely enjoyed the Romans, it was the Byzantine Empire that truly fascinated him. All through high school he learned about them. He was there, in mind if not body, when Belisarius held Rome, when Heraclius defeated the Persians and when Constantinople, The City itself, fell to the Turkish invaders.
It was no surprise then that he decided to study History in college, but then he took things a step further when he declared he was aiming for a doctorate so he could teach his beloved subject to a new generation.
Other: Despite the increased emphasis he placed on his studies, Alex was also really in to video games. While he did enjoy the occasional FPS, he really likes party games and the grand strategy style of games. When he isn't either studying or gaming with friends he enjoys cycling around town or simply relaxing and enjoying not having to think or worry for a couple of hours.
Personality: Alex can be something of a bastard at times, dropping the odd sarcastic or cutting remark in a situation that can underscore a happy moment or make a shitty moment even worse. He doesn't talk much and many people who do not know him think him far too serious and antisocial. Those who he does take the time to get to know learn that he does have a lighter side, though it is tempered by his dark idea of humor. He has no explanation for why he acts like he does, or at least none that he plans to share with anyone. Of course he isn't all bastardry, never refusing a friend help if it is needed and has even been known to help some of the first and second years with their history essays. At times he can be a walking contradiction, his words giving off one impression of him while his actions can give off the opposite idea. He doesn't pretend to understand it, and just accepts it for who he is.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2012, 09:46:58 PM by Jecter »

Offline Cami

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need:3 males, 2 females.
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 09:11:52 PM »
Alright kids, I think we're pretty much just looking for female characters now. Jackalope, we all love your character, and once Kdyami and Aribeth get back to my PM I'm almost certain that you'll be added as the fourth. BlackestKnight, I personally love your character as well, but that's another subject they need to get back to me on. Jecter I think Alex would be a great addition to the group, but could you flesh out his personality a bit more? I feel as if it's a whole lot of information about his major, and not much about him. Phoenix, I'm not quite sure that Jade is what we're looking for in this particular game, as it is quite lighthearted. Thank you so much for your interest though.  To those that have posted interest: PLLLEEEAAASSSEEE get character sheets up as soon as you can. I'd like to start a relationship thread and flesh things out with people once we have all the characters. Okay, if you have any questions or anything, feel free to message me, Kdyami, or Aribeth. Muah, kisses, smiles, fun stuff. Okay. Bye.

Offline Belisuavious

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need:3 males, 2 females.
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 09:47:19 PM »
Okay, I fleshed out his personality, what do you think?

Offline Cami

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need:3 males, 2 females.
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2012, 10:01:37 PM »
It's good. Alright, I'll talk to the other two. Thanks.

Offline Rachubka

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need: 2 females.
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2012, 12:29:25 PM »
Alllright, I'll bite. Can't get to a profile tonight but maybe late tomorrow or Thursday. Yaaaay life!

Offline AribethAmkiirTopic starter

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need: 2 females.
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2012, 10:58:30 PM »
@BlackestKnight: How do you see your character fitting in with the pre-approved characters?  None of them are particularly politically minded and that seems to be the primary characteristic of your character.  This isn't a breaking point it actually makes things interesting.  However, politics is typically one of those topics that polarizes people especially amongst people with strong opinions.  What's your character like in his day-to-day life?  Does he put his friends on the spot with their political opinions or does he leave the work at the office?  What are his other interests?  How did he hook up with this group of friends? 



@Jecter: We've got some of the same questions for you.  Personally, I don't like to deal with "bastards" in my RL and I'm not really sure why I'd want to pretend to be a friend of one in my recreation.  Does your character realize that he's a total asshat or is he oblivious to it?  Is there a redeeming quality to this trait?  Is it more social awkwardness or a lack of caring that leads to this type of behavior?  From your description it seems like the character doesn't care enough about it to figure it out or change it.  You mention that his actions often counter his words but I think we've all had people who've helped us that we've rather not and their help doesn't really justify their attitude.  What makes Alex different than these other people we've all experienced?

Offline Cami

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need: 2 females.
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2012, 11:05:55 PM »
Interested/Waiting on Character Sheets:

azzmeister89

Harlequinade

Chreestafer

Rachubka


If you're not interested anymore, or still looking for just the right character please let one of us know! It makes it extremely hard to get a head count when you don't know where everybody is standing. xoxo

Offline Belisuavious

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need: 2 females.
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2012, 11:49:08 PM »
Maybe our definitions of what a bastard differ, mine is a title that belongs to a sarcastic guy who can always point out the flaws in any given plan. Looking back I should have probably picked a different word than bastard to use, this is just the definition I've been using amongst my friends for several years, so I apologise if there is any confusion. As for why he acts the way he does, I'm going to say he was bullied a lot in high school and that left him with a rather pessimistic outlook on life.

How he fits into the group, do you mean how he came to meet the group or what sort of role he would play as a part of the group?
I'd like to think he met the group after meeting Dylan while cycling and after a couple weeks of meeting on the various bike trails he was introduced to the rest of the group. Video games are the one thing he has in common with Jessica, though he can tolerate Anime and can find visiting the odd convention enjoyable. Greg is a bit more difficult, but maybe they met during an open mike night at one of the local bars and they struck up a conversation about their various musical interests and bonded over a night of drunken shenanigans. If you think Alex is worht adding though I'd be more than happy to discuss any relationships with the rest of the cast to get things perfect.

Inside the group, I think he would fall in to the role of Devils Advocate, pointing out the various flaws or problems that he can see in an idea. This can either case an idea to die off or to be refined into something better. He may not always be listened to either, and if he is told to quit being such a pessimist he is capable of keeping his remarks to himself. His questions usually contain "What about this...?" or "How about we do it this way...?" or "What happens if...?".



Offline AribethAmkiirTopic starter

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need: 2 females.
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2012, 01:51:48 AM »
That definitely does depict the character differently than I was interpreting.  It helps to have a common definition of a bastard.  To me a true bastard is someone I'd rather have nothing to do with.  What you're describing is more of a wise-ass in my book.  Which is pretty much me on a normal day.  :P

Thanks for helping clear that up for us.

Offline Rachubka

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need: 2 females.
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2012, 09:55:23 PM »
Alright, going to shower, then I'm going to annihilate this character sheet!


EDIT:
Name: Danielle "Dannie" Lee
Played by: Rachubka
Age and Birthdate: 21 - January 23rd, 1992
Height and Weight: 5'3", 130 lbs.
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual with a heavy preference for women.
Major: General Arts Degree

Background: Dannie's life has been rather plain jane up until university. She had coasted through grade school while being raised by a rather open and laidback couple, who had allowed her the freedom to do as she liked. Funny thing about that, however, is that she never really did find what she liked and had gone to college on the basis that she would do so through a sports scholarship rather than her drive to complete a degree in a specific field. This gave the half-Asian girl plenty of time to mingle and find a group of friends that became her rock during the course of her college career.

Having been able to get so far in the educational system without so much as lifting a finger, Dannie has gotten the impression that she can do just about anything. She's grown to become very confident and outgoing, often the driving force to encourage her friends to expand their horizons and try things at least once. Her disposition on most anyone (or anything, for that matter) is to not take him seriously unless the circumstances clearly tell her to do otherwise. It was kind of a shock to Dannie that she wasn't the first one to come up with this ultimate graduation trip, but she was at least one of the few to fully commit on nothing and push everyone else's buttons to do so as well.

Other: Needless to say, Dannie is not one for inhibitions. She's a lover of sports and fitness in general, but would never push that on any of her friends who don't seem to share the same feelings. Her friends come first, at times making her the confidant among a number of them and the go-to-gal for advice, although it would generally be solutions that only she could pull off based on her own personality and views rather than the one with the predicament.


Got soooooo tired halfway through writing this. Anything that needs doing, let me know!
« Last Edit: November 21, 2012, 10:36:21 PM by Rachubka »

Offline Jackalope

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need: 2 females.
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2012, 05:18:09 PM »
A description of Reynald to be added to his profile at your convenience -

He's not exactly a picture of human perfection. At 5'8" he's shorter than most guys and although his shoulders and chest are quite broad as well as his neck which barely fits into most shirt collars he isn't particularly muscular. He's been working on it lately and it's starting to show but he's far from herculean, maintaining a pretty modest muscle structure and a pert butt (which has been called cute, somewhat to his dismay) with little tone to it. He's got a fairly strong jaw, but it's subtly defined like his cheekbones. Although he's not particularly well tanned, he still looks pretty healthy. He's not gaunt or skinny and the pale look seems to work for him. He's never had any particular way of keeping his brown hair and since he decided he didn't want it long any more he hasn't had a clue what to do with it so most of the time it's just a bit messy, but for now it's quite short but he still has enough to work with if he ever decides to which almost seems a waste, what with it being so full and thick. As for his face, he tries to stay clean shaven if he's ever around people. Even at 22 his facial hair still doesn't grow into anything resembling a beard or even sideburns. It probably wouldn't suit him anyway. The rest of his body isn't particularly hairy either aside from his lower legs and knees. Something he allegedly inherited from his father. His eyes are green and unfortunately they aren't perfect so he chose some tasteful, narrow rectangular frames and the right earpiece frequently catches his scaffold piercing (His only piercing). His fingers are slender but not quite dainty and his hands don't look as if they've ever done any manual labor. Suited for the more dexterous tasks that he's quite adept at. His fingernails aren't manicured to perfection but he'd rather clip them than bite them. While he's usually all jeans, t-shirts (Often slim fitting jeans though never skinny jeans. He's firmly opposed to them on men.) and converse shoes he's not one to turn down an opportunity to dress up and he's very fond of waistcoats, even worn casually with rolled up shirt sleeves. Having said that, he also has a pair of British standard issue army boots kicking around for the colder months and his wardrobe is generally pretty diverse.

I think that'll about do... Unless you have questions.

EDIT: Do you have a specific location in mind for this? I guessed from the picture you wanted it to be somewhere hot. Will you be picking an existing place or will we be coming up with the whole resort?
« Last Edit: November 23, 2012, 06:40:46 AM by Jackalope »

Offline AribethAmkiirTopic starter

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need: 2 females.
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2012, 04:01:30 PM »
good questions and I don't have the answers to those yet.  We'll be deciding as a group where the location will be once we get the OOC thread up.

Offline AribethAmkiirTopic starter

Re: A Summer to Remember - Looking for more. Currently need: 2 females.
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2012, 12:26:29 PM »
The OOC thread is up and can be found here:  http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=158416.0