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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2014, 01:15:48 PM »
Hi Chrys! Welcome and I'm glad that I could peak your interest. I see lots of serious stories and lots of sex stories, but haven't really seen anything intentionally light and humorous, so here I am filling the nitche.

We have an anchor who is also doing the political side of stories, but I don't see court/crime reporting being the same thing. I would like to see more behind the camera characters, but they are more as an option for characters to interact with than really nessessary roles. Camera-people and sound techs are easy enough to NPC.

What we have as interest at this point is:

Marja JoHannsen (Director, KWHY Morning News) (Blinkin
Anchor/political commentator (Robelwell202)
co-anchor (chaoslord29)
Sports Reporter (Eiselmann)
Traffic (kckolb)
Meterologist (Kerri)
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Roaming Camera-person (Kimra)e
Roaming Reporter #2 (Irishfire87
Make-up (Yugishogun)
Security Guard (Thrasius)


At this point, I might as well sit down and start coming up with a character sheet and see what we get.

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2014, 01:41:53 PM »
An irreverent, non-conforming, anti-establishment, chain-smoking punk with a press badge? Certainly seems to fit the theme . . . If I'm not presuming too much.

Yup, that's basically it....

Her reports from the courthouse would mostly consist of stuff like "Today in court a dangerous criminal pres- pr- They did someything criminally dangerous for the first time, by attempting to silence the power of the press..." When they throw her out. Of course she knows better than to get charged with contempt, or more accurately, she knows that the best way to get out of a contempt charge is to apologise to the judge and leave the court room, but she always reports it as though she's been thrown out.

Hi Chrys! Welcome and I'm glad that I could peak your interest. I see lots of serious stories and lots of sex stories, but haven't really seen anything intentionally light and humorous, so here I am filling the nitche.

I do light and humorous occasionally...  *winks*

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We have an anchor who is also doing the political side of stories, but I don't see court/crime reporting being the same thing. I would like to see more behind the camera characters, but they are more as an option for characters to interact with than really nessessary roles. Camera-people and sound techs are easy enough to NPC.

I totally forgot, and I apologise. The image I posted is of a rather butch punk girl covered in tattoos and piercings (well not so many piercings, but that's because it's a sample picture) smoking a cigarette.

Basically see above, my reply to Chaoslord!

I would be quite happy to create a character who sits in the control box and pushes the buttons on the control panel to switch from camera to camera and bring the live feeds in, and who is a totally dyslexic klutz. She could also be the station's electrician if you want...?


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What we have as interest at this point is:

Marja JoHannsen (Director, KWHY Morning News) (Blinkin
Anchor/political commentator (Robelwell202)
co-anchor (chaoslord29)
Sports Reporter (Eiselmann)
Traffic (kckolb)
Meterologist (Kerri)
Roaming Reporter (
Roaming Camera-person (Kimra)e
Roaming Reporter #2 (Irishfire87
Make-up (Yugishogun)
Security Guard (Thrasius)


At this point, I might as well sit down and start coming up with a character sheet and see what we get.

That's a good idea.

Actually I think I like the technician character better because she's always going to be in play... Could I create two characters? Have the court reporter as an extra one?

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2014, 01:55:59 PM »
Hmmm... I've already told one person that I didn't want multiple characters at this point when he suggested triplets as interns...

But the court reporter is sooooo interesting. *sobs*

Ok, I'll change my ruling slightly. IF a player wants to create two characters who do two different things... as an example, someone in front of the camera and someone behind it, I'll allow two characters. If you're creative, you can still come up with other segments or reports to do.

Chrys, don't suppose you might help me out with character bio's? Heard from Amazon lately?

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2014, 02:20:14 PM »
Ok, here's a fairly basic character bio. The more that you give, the more that I can do to... I mean with the character. ;)

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2014, 02:58:46 PM »
Blinkin, since traffic is a pretty minor role, he could always have a secondary duty.  Just throwing that out there.

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« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2014, 02:58:55 PM »
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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2014, 03:53:45 PM »
I'll try to get a character sheet up by later today or tomorrow.

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2014, 05:44:19 PM »
Blinkin, since traffic is a pretty minor role, he could always have a secondary duty.  Just throwing that out there.

The actual news broadcast is probably going to be a secondary point to the characters activities while not on the air, so to speak. But, if you want him to pick up another job, toss it out. and we'll see how it works. The morning traffic guy on my own local news does a weekly community interest story, the evening traffic guy is on about 2 minutes and that's pretty much his day. So, it's up to you what you do.

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2014, 05:57:13 PM »
Hmmm... I've already told one person that I didn't want multiple characters at this point when he suggested triplets as interns...

But the court reporter is sooooo interesting. *sobs*

Ok, I'll change my ruling slightly. IF a player wants to create two characters who do two different things... as an example, someone in front of the camera and someone behind it, I'll allow two characters. If you're creative, you can still come up with other segments or reports to do.

A technical engineer who is also the court reporter just wouldn't work, sadly. I think that is a wise ruling, oh wise one. No, seriously, allowing people to have more than one character in a group game means that if one character gets bogged down or sidelined for whatever reason, the player can still participate with the other character.

I agree, however, that allowing a player to have two or more (virtually) identical characters is not a good idea. So, one character in front of the camera and one behind, and you don't pair your own characers up, because that's plain dumb, in my humble opinion!

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Chrys, don't suppose you might help me out with character bio's? Heard from Amazon lately?

Be happy to. In what way would you like me to help?

Yes I have, we're just starting a one-shot. I will kick her transvestite dominatrix backside and get her to create that character for our three-way... You have to be patient with her, my friend.

My character sheets will be up tomorrow, i think...

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2014, 06:10:33 PM »
I was wanting to know if it would be okay if we gave our characters two names? One for on screen and one for off.  My character definitely wants a screen name, Stormy Weathers.... I did say she would be a bit ditzy, right? ;)

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« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2014, 07:20:40 PM »
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Age: 25
Sex: Female
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Position Applying For: Meteorologist
Personality: Angela is a ditzy girl. She likes to party, go to clubs, and she likes being the center of attention. She thinks her fashion sense is the best, others tend to believe it's a bit on the trashy side. She uses her nightclub attire for work. Her thinking on the matter, if it gets her attention in the club, then it must be fine. She is generally a sweet girl, or at least her intentions are good. She doesn't think twice before giving anyone and everyone unwanted advice about their style.
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History: Angela grew up the only child of an upper middle class family. She was the apple of her mother and fathers' eyes and she could truly do no wrong. She was spoiled and very rarely told no. Her parents happily paid her way through college and encouraged her even though she had barely passing grades, the night life was much more interesting than school ever could be. She has always dreamed of being in front of the cameras though. Her dreams typically pushing her towards modeling just weren't ever to pan out though, while attending college she was scammed by various shady characters promising her an elite modeling career. Her parents consistently bailed her out of any issues that arose though. Finally after one more quick attempt scheme caught her in its trap, they sat Angela down and told her that they would be having no more of it, that the next financial issue she had she would be taking care of herself. It didn't stop her from dreaming but it did control her urges for a sudden induction into the world of fame and fortune.
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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2014, 12:37:17 AM »
The characters look good so far. The stage name is unusual, but I won't say no to it... it's nearing on copyrights with Stormy Clearweather (The Reba Show), but since she seems something like that ditzy blonde anyway... whynot. lol

I would tend to agree that involving two characters that a single player is running sort of defeats the purpose, but I was thinking of the fact that sometimes a single character may get bogged down and a second may be useful in that regard. I expect both characters to be active. The decision to keep them in seperate parts of the game (behind the camera and in front of it) is to give more diversity in the game and it makes sure that there'll be a range of characters. The technician and the court reporter is an excellent example. The technician is active in one way, the reporter in another so it should give both characters different dynamics among the others.

Chrys, no worries, I was just curious if I had driven off yet another partner. ;) I've been waiting patiently and thought I would ask. I should of written a PM though.

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« Reply #62 on: January 18, 2014, 12:49:47 AM »
The characters look good so far. The stage name is unusual, but I won't say no to it... it's nearing on copyrights with Stormy Clearweather (The Reba Show), but since she seems something like that ditzy blonde anyway... whynot. lol

This is where my lack of knowledge about tv and movies usually gets me in trouble. It just seemed like a artsy touch that my character would absolutely love, thinking that it made her clever. If you're not 100% with the idea though, I'll gladly take it out, it was just a quirk.

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #63 on: January 18, 2014, 12:52:35 AM »
Nah, it's cool. I said if you want to do it, go for it.

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« Reply #64 on: January 18, 2014, 12:54:34 AM »
Nah, it's cool. I said if you want to do it, go for it.

Awesome! Thanks

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #65 on: January 18, 2014, 01:20:02 AM »
I'm gonna go ahead and drop out. Don't want to be in over my head, especially during the first week of school. Have fun and good luck! :)
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« Reply #66 on: January 18, 2014, 07:28:23 AM »
Thanks for letting us know. Probably better to do so before things get going. Good luck with school

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #67 on: January 18, 2014, 09:32:05 PM »
After some strong consideration, I don't know if I could do this game justice.  I shall be bowing out, and I do thank everyone for their consideration.

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2014, 09:45:04 PM »
Sorry to see you go, Robelwell.  Maybe that might open up a spot for me?

I know that I can't play both an anchor and political commentator but... what if the main anchor is a woman?  I am thinking that maybe my anchor could be very serious but has a male anchor that acts sort of like Ron Burgandy from the Anchorman series.  She could be appalled at what the co-anchor says but due to her professionalism, she has to roll with the punches.

I am thinking that on camera and on the job, my anchor is as professional as they come... but off camera, she has a slight wild side that may prevent her from accepting any job in a major city.

What would y'all think about that?

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« Reply #69 on: January 18, 2014, 09:51:23 PM »
I'm not sure if this was intended, Angle Fire, but maybe a news anchor or co anchor that is occasionally the subject of news herself?

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Re: Join the KWHY News Team Today! (Interest Check)
« Reply #70 on: January 18, 2014, 10:08:01 PM »
*Giggles* Thank you for calling me by a geometry name (happens all of the time with tipos Lol)... but that could be a wonderful idea... especially if her sexuality is an issue or she witnesses a crime by being at the right place at the wrong time?

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« Reply #71 on: January 18, 2014, 10:19:23 PM »
http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/fire-breathing-angle.jpg

Is this not your avi?  Sorry, kinda careless today.

I was thinking of her being like a Lohan or Bynes, always in trouble of really minor things (I say really minor because since she isn't as famous, her crimes would be smaller, maybe public indecency kinda things)

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« Reply #72 on: January 18, 2014, 10:27:07 PM »
*Giggles with the pic*  Very nice!

The off camera things would certainly fit with the Lohan and Bynes angle.  Maybe my girl has a drinking problem and when she has too much after a newscast... bad things happen.  I could see her as a flirt when she is drinking... to both men AND women.  Maybe she gets caught partying at a a small boat in one of the lakes?

I could see my girl denying everything when she is sober during the newscast.  Gods, this could be a riot to play out!

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« Reply #73 on: January 18, 2014, 10:35:01 PM »
Very welcome.  But yeah, I like the idea a lot.  Looking forward to seeing her.

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« Reply #74 on: January 18, 2014, 10:51:18 PM »
Sweet!  i'll work on her in my morning.  Hope that yu will like her.  Just one last question.

Shall I keep with the age of the Lohan and Bynes angle and have her be mid to late 20's?