Okay, so ideas for the restaurant are Italian, classic American, or Tex-Mex. It will need to support a hostess, if Cupcakemon is still around, but I think that should be workable with any of those.
Classic American and Tex-Mex are, to this Brit, one and the same! (Yes I know they aren't, but over here, they are!) As long as it serves buffalo wings made with "Franks", Cajun prawns, and BBQ Ribs, that's fine! So go with a Classic American diner that serves pancakes for breakfast, grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch and all the above plus thick juicy steaks for dinner.... Damn, now I'm hungry and it's not even 7:00am yet!
Place could even have a signature dish of the "Man Vs Food" variety? Gotta love that show!
Is it bad that I'm drawn more to the American pub? XD I don't like it because it's just a bit cliched, but it still looks very nice.
Actually, that was why I put up pictures of both... The American idea of a "Traditional Irish Pub" and an actual pub in Ireland are not quite the same thing! For one, the American pub has probably been around for about 200 years at most (if it's in Boston or NY) whereas the one in Erie has been around for anything up to a thousand years!
But there are a number of Irish Pubs in Chicago, all of which seem to feature heavily on the four leaf clovers and space-aliens, (as opposed to shamrocks which have only three leaves, and leprechauns which are not green!)
And I'll have my character up tomorrow night. I got sidetracked tonight and didn't get to finish it, but now that the weekend will be here, there should be no problems.
You're the GM, you can do your character whenever you want!
Yeahhh...clowns are pretty freaky. I really need to start watching it now.
I've never understood that... Clowns are sad. Not freaky. Only inb the USA does the traditional concept of something that is supposed to make you laugh get turned into something frightening! Generally I think it is because of the traditional American "Children's Party" where a really terrible creepy old man in a clown suit is paid to keep kids entertained, whereas in the UK most kids first encounter with clowns is in the travelling circus, where they do traditional slapstick on each other?
Could it be because some people might spell it "congradulations"? I do agree that it isn't very good, though. It sounds more like it's talking about a grade, not a misspelling.
Oh that! Heh! You know that came about as a neologism for "Graduation Congratulations"? Con-gradu-lations! Originally it was funny. I wasn't aware that people were actually spelling the word that way in everyday use. (Damning commentary on US universities if you can graduate without being able to spell "Congratulations"?)
Right, that is true about IC time taking longer. I think I've gotten too used to games lasting for no longer than a month to really be able to consider the long term because of another site I've been on, but I did have one game last for a year, and 80% of it was spent on one night.
Well, a lot of games on E only last a few weeks, those that last longer tend to develop a loyal core of players and have an easy-in-easy-out system for people to come and go.
Sticking to a choice won't be a problem, and I don't mind making the final decisions. I just like to allow everyone to contribute to decisions like these. I feel like it helps when ideas are coming from more than one person, especially in a sandbox roleplay such as this that doesn't have much of an overarching story. Anything I've said in regards to this topic has been more just to give my own input and to help start the conversation. If the majority wants a Halloween or Christmas event, or even have the roleplay take place in summer, that's totally fine. It's all fairly open. I probably should have been clearer on that.
Or if everyone doesn't really have a preference, I'm ready to make the choice.
Well, my preference would be for an autumnal theme too. Making the event "Halloween" is fine, as long as Maggie gets invited to at least one Halloween party. (She could go as an FBI agent? *giggles*) My point really was that whatever event you pick is going to be here and gone in real life long before the RP gets through it, so starting with Halloween is still a viable option, just be ready to do a two month time skip to xmas in a couple of months!
Hmm...what about family? A lot of a person's character often stems from the people they had to grow up around, so it could be something noteworthy maybe? As for The Discovery, not if you don't want it to. In a roleplay like this, it can seem pretty trivial unless something special happened.
If you're still trying to think of something that would lead one to becoming a building manager...hm...someone who has worked in real estate would probably be a good candidate, maybe? Or someone who's done managerial work elsewhere (that's a given, right?).
I have always had something of an issue with the family of my characters, especially when they are Americans, because I'm not that familiar with how things work over there with regard to retirement and pensions and stuff. It's okay if the character is in her 20s, or younger, because parents will be around and still doing what they do, but when the character is 40 or older, that means the parents are in their 60s, which used to be nearing retirement age in the UK before they raised it to 75....
Plus, I'm having enough trouble trying to work out one character, without having to add two more to the mix and figure out what they do/did!
Yes, I know it was just a suggestion, the problem is, it was a good suggestion, and it's making me think, and I don't want to think! It's too early!