Nothing like a swashbuckling lothario, sounds great to me. Also could be a reason to develop a real relationship with Mr. Valentine, protege/hero worship/'rival' - anything he did I can do better
Haha, sounds like fun!
It's a low power game so at first, you can make at most 2 copies (1 perfect copy, at 2 copies Weirdness starts to happen to all 3 of them). Later on that can be expanded... But I never see you making more then 5 copies with, 2 perfect copies, without real strangeness happening (meaning for RP purposes with lots of lead up there can be 'more of you' but it'll cost you).
About your power... At what point, be it a # of copies/amount of time outside of you do your duplicates (especially the perfect copies) start to believe they're the 'real you'? If you think about it, you1 goes right... Bumps into Mr. Valentine finds out about that audition you just did and happiness ensues... You2 goes left, bumps into Dominic Duphane, Lacrosse team Captain whose girlfriend you'd been making out with at Dontae's last party, and he's looking for payback...and gets it... You1 and You2 are now living different lives... If You2 keeps having a bad day and You1 a good one... Those 'lives' and PoV and self concepts will become different pretty quickly... And would You1 really want You2's memories/history to bring him down?
That actually was one of my ideas for 'weirdness'. If he develops too many clones, the hivemind that he and the clones have starts to break down slightly, and experiences start to affect them more than normal. So, with 1 clone, Cameron can maintain a reasonably sound hivemind and the clone is able to be kept grounded in the knowledge that he is a clone. But, the more clones there are, the less control Cameron is able to keep on the hivemind, and the clones start to gain their own experiences which don't quite jive with the idea of them being clones. At first it's just a suspicion and a minor personality difference, but with more time and more clones, one could get the outright delusion that he's the original Cameron.
I like it very much, thanks for taking the notes and running with them.o
Oh, it's no problem. I try to be open to critiques, and easy going enough.
Haha, wow. Assh just keeps on coming with these ideas, eh? That could be an entire story arc of your character, James, where one of the Clones decides he wants to be the "real" one and tries to kill off the original to take over his life....which could be easy, considering the Hive Mind style of clones you want.
Bah, that's a creepy thought... It would probably take cameron maintaining 5+ clones for an hour+ before one of the clones would straight up believe that he was the original. And it would probably take more time (Or more clones) before the quirks add up to the point where it decides to try and kill off the original Cameron. But still... Very possible. I mean, Cameron wouldn't start off knowing all these restrictions that the hivemind has.
As far as he knows, he can make Clones and he can experience what they experience. And that's all
Hehehe... Too much 'Locus of Identity' research for papers... Because even the Hive mind thing can add dimensions to things... As in over time does Cameron still think of 'himself' or think of himself as a Collective... Start using the 3rd person or the royal We... Like I said... There'll be 'weirdness' inherent in the power that I'll be PMing you about at times or using the setting to convey...
I think he'd still probably use the 'I' pronoun for most things. Aftter all, as the controller of the hivemind, he's likely to be the most 'centered' of them; the one most aware that the clones aren't turly real people. But, if he needed to summon up 5+ duplicates for whatever reason, Don't be surprised if he starts saying "We want this" or "The Hivemind Demands..."
But yes, I love weirdness. PM away
On the note of the clones, seeing as they share memories, feelings, senses, etc, if I shot one of the clones, would the others feel it? If I shot two of them (but not killing them), wouldn't it be incredibly excruciating for all five of them? And along these lines, I like the idea of the hive mind being bombarded by multiple memories, sensations, feelings, etc. For something a little darker, because I can write some really dark stuff, what if one of the clones died? How would the hive mind and other clones feel to experience dying and death?
Well, the way I was considering this was that 'the more clones, and the more traumatic the experiences, the more it feels like it actually happened to Cameron (or the clones)'.
And while the hivemind shares experiences, it isn't in the normal way. Essentially, it subconsciously buffers certain experiences in order to prevent problems. So touch, taste, and smell are experienced, but in a far off way; like you were experiencing it through a fog. Now (once he gets some experience) Cameron could turn off this restrictions, but it would open up a huge can of worms.
Anyway, if it's just one clone and Cameron, and the clone gets kicked in the nuts, he'd feel a twinge of pain, but nothing more than a strong breeze. But, the weaker the hivemind's connection, the less the buffer is. So, one clone dying, it would be like seeing bambi's mom dying; He's struck by sadness and a sense of tragedy, but He's able to internalize it enough and remember that the clone wasn't actually a real person. But, if Cameron had 5 clones up and one died, then it would closer to him having actually experienced death (Maybe only 20% off of the actual experience). Same for any other sense of pain or tragedy; the more clones, the closer it is to real for each member of the hivemind.
And yes, I'm sure I will have fun setting up Cameron's links to Alexander and Erika if you get through. I imagine if he's in both theater and fencing, both Candii and Alexander will see a lot of him. Flirt...two flirts, since Candii's quite the flirt too, actually...Dante won't be happy. xD Even if he's just in theater, I would say that fleshing out Alexander and Candii in relation to Cameron would be fun. And Erika and Nichole (if she gets in) are also in theater too.
I think Cameron is going to like Candii