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First, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to read this. Secondly, I'd like to warn you to sit down, and put your seatbelt on, because things are going to get very weird, very quickly.

I am looking for a total of four players for a game, which will definitely earn its place in the extreme section of the boards. As mentioned in the title, it involves elements of psychological thrillers, survival-horror, and horror in general. Sex may occur, but in general, characters will be a bit too busy trying to figure out what in the hell is going on, and how they can manage to survive another night, in their own special kind of hell.

I am keeping details of the story sparse, because part of the experience I am going for, with this game, is the initial confusion; the lack of understanding, which slowly leads to clarity. However, I will gladly answer any questions about what can be expected from the game, beyond what little I mention.

This game will also feature some things that I feel aren't commonly seen in games. I may, at times, PM players, and give them information about things IC. This information may not necessarily be accurate, due to the tribulations the characters are going through. I also feel, though, that this is important for the experience. Because in the end, what I intend for this to be, is more than just a game. It's supposed to be more of an experience.

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CHARACTER SHEET
Code: [Select]
[b]Name:[/b] First and last
[b]Gender:[/b]
[b]Age:[/b]
[b]Occupation:[/b]
[b]Appearance:[/b] A picture may be used, or a written description. If a picture is used, no anime, please.

[b]Brief Biography:[/b] At least a paragraph or two about where the character has been, what they've been doing with their life, etc.

[b]Hobbies:[/b] Cooking, gardening, taxidermy... Name a few things you like to do, not for business, but for fun. How do you unwind?

[b]What is the gravest sin you have committed?[/b] Nobody is truly innocent, we have all committed our own atrocities. What did you do? Who did you fuck over? Why? What did you gain?

[b]What is the most selfless act of compassion you have performed?[/b] And yet, it is rare to find those whom have not shined brightly, even if only for a few moments. What did you do? Who benefited from your beneficence? Why did you do it? What did it cost you?
« Last Edit: October 09, 2014, 04:40:15 AM by TheHangedMan »

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Definitely interested, will continue to talk to you about it on YIM.

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This looks interesting. I'd love to give it a shot.

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Cool. That just means I need two more. I have also added a character sheet for perusal.

Edit: Those last two parts of the character sheet are integral to the story, and I would like to make sure everyone that plays puts much thought and detail into it. Especially, details will be important for me, to help me weave these elements into the story.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2014, 11:59:00 AM by TheHangedMan »

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May be a day or two as I formulate a character.

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No worries. Take your time. And if you have questions, feel free to ask.  :-)

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Updated the first post with an additional bit of info.

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This game will also feature some things that I feel aren't commonly seen in games. I may, at times, PM players, and give them information about things IC. This information may not necessarily be accurate, due to the tribulations the characters are going through. I also feel, though, that this is important for the experience. Because in the end, what I intend for this to be, is more than just a game. It's supposed to be more of an experience.

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And triple post... updated the character sheet to include a section, "Hobbies".

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Name: Zoey Marshall
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Occupation: Unemployed. Petty thief who does what she can to survive the streets. Occasionally prostitutes for drugs or money, sometimes both.

Brief Biography: Her mother was a call girl and her father was a wealthy New York attorney. After nearly a year of having an affair with her mother, Zoey's father discovered she was pregnant and stopped seeing her. Beside herself with grief, Zoey's mother, at 8 months pregnant, tried to throw herself down the stairs of her apartment building in order to miscarry the unborn child. Zoey survived the fall and came into the world a month early. After a viscous, yet discreet, battle with the biological father, he agreed to give the woman a significant amount of hush money to make her and the child vanish from his life. Zoey's mother invested in the stock market and tripled her earnings nearly overnight.

It was a true rags to riches story and young Zoey grew up in richest neighborhood in New York. She attended the finest academies and was waited on hand and foot. At 16 Zoey began to dabble in drugs and has struggled with her demons every since. By 19 she was kicked out of the family home, and though she still had a hefty trust to support her, she bled the account dry in under a year due to her bad habits and a terrible legal battle that should've landed her in jail. She now lives in one of the worst slums in New York City, completely cut off from her family where she does almost anything to survive day to day life.


Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, taxidermy... Name a few things you like to do, not for business, but for fun. How do you unwind? Feeling her toes in the sand when she visits Coney Island, perusing museums and art galleries, reading smutty romance novels and dreaming of the love she'll never experience.

What is the gravest sin you have committed? Nobody is truly innocent, we have all committed our own atrocities. What did you do? Who did you fuck over? Why? What did you gain?

While speeding down a dark, country road near Lake Champlain under the influence one night, Zoey hit a homeless man who was crossing the street. She was not injured in the incident and fled the scene. Days later she had heard that the man had died. Her mentality about the incident was quite cold. She called it "population control" and never turned herself into the police, thus leaving the case unsolved. On occasion the incident bothers her, but for the most part she has pushed it away and kept it under the lock and key of her pill and alcohol dependance.

Not having learned her lesson, Zoey repeated her actions of driving under the influence and struck another vehicle head on in downtown Manhattan. This time she was unable to flee due to minor injuries to herself. The victim who was driving the other vehicle was paralyzed from the waist down and unable to have children due to the injuries her pelvis sustained. Zoey was sent to trial months after the incident and narrowly escaped a prison sentence after sleeping with the judge and having the jurors paid off to side in favor of her. She walked away with a slap on the wrist.

What is the most selfless act of compassion you have performed? And yet, it is rare to find those whom have not shined brightly, even if only for a few moments. What did you do? Who benefited from your beneficence? Why did you do it? What did it cost you?

While working on and off at the infamous 42nd street prostitution circle, Zoey befriended another working girl who called herself Scarlet. She and Scarlet practically became sisters. Scarlet worked the street to have money to feed her young child and unlike Zoey she did not have a drug addiction. Scarlet had a pimp and was constantly being abused by him in the worst of ways. Every time Scarlet would attempt to leave the life of a working girl, her pimp would find her and force her back into it. She confided in Zoey and told her that the pimp would let her free one of two ways: $10,000 dollars or death. Scarlet did not have the money and feared she would die. In the midst of the drama, Scarlet also found out that she was pregnant. Zoey's heart broke for her friend and she scrounged the last of her trust funds together to buy Scarlet's freedom from her pimp. The pimp told Scarlet to leave New York and never come back.  Zoey literally gave everything she had to help Scarlet become free and leave New York, only asking in return that Scarlet did the right things and made a better life for her son and unborn child. Since then, Zoey has been living day in and day out below the poverty line, struggling to survive.
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Approved, Layla.  :D

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Name: Megan Miles
Gender: Female
Age: 23
Occupation: Porn Star/Stripper/Fetish Model

Brief Biography: Megan was never a 'good person'. And who could blame her? She spent her whole youth in and out of foster homes. She never got along with any of her foster parents, her pain and anger of being abandoned by her meth addicted mother when she was six leaving a bad taste in her mouth.

So Megan fell into the 'bad' crowd. When she was sixteen she ran away from her current foster parents and found a job stripping. Lying about her age she quickly became a star attraction at the local club, where a Porn producer picked offered her a job making porn.

Megan quickly took a liking to the job, the sex numbing the pain.  Numerous tattoos later, she became a star with the alternative and fetish genre of the porn industry. She eventually ended up dating a producer, named Jimmy Kurtis.

Hobbies: She enjoys tattoos, music (Rock), Drug use (heroine) and art,

What is the gravest sin you have committed? It was a normal night of drug use and sex for Megan. Her boyfriend, Jimmy when all hell broke lose. As often with Jimmy, he had brought home sweet girl, whom wanted to break into the 'entertainment' business. Thinking it would just be another interview, the new girl was unprepared for what happened next.

Against the girl's wishes, Jimmy forced himself on her, raping her in front of Megan. With the heroine coursing in her veins, Megan did nothing to stop, instead held her down before taking her turn at raping the girl. After the incident, Jimmy came to his senses. He tried bribing her with money, as to not involve the cops. But the girl was was hysterical.

Jimmy couldn't risk going back to jail and in the heat of the moment grabbed a knife and stabbed her to death. Megan screamed for him to stop but when Jimmy threatened to stab kill her she promptly shut up. She spent the rest of the night helping her boyfriend dispose of the body. Its currently buried down an old town road, deep in the woods.

What is the most selfless act of compassion you have performed? During a short stint when she was trying to get her life together, Megan reached out to her mother to repair their relationship. She even bought her a new car to help her mom get to and from places for job interviews. That was short lived however. Her mother began asking for more money. When Megan found out she was using it all on drugs, she cut her mom out of her life, once and for all.

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Looks pretty good, Ethereal. The only issues I have with it is purely superficial. You have a few words, here and there, that don't seem to belong. Approved.

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Revised. Sorry. I'm still trying to recover from a bad cold, so my thoughts are all cloudy. Or I just suck...

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Revised. Sorry. I'm still trying to recover from a bad cold, so my thoughts are all cloudy. Or I just suck...

We'll have none of that self bashing stuff...it's a good post. I like her. Don't be so hard on yourself, Hm? :)

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What Layla said. Superficial stuff isn't worth being worried over, especially since it doesn't affect the understandability of the post.  :D

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Definitely, Mab. In fact, still need 2.

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I may have a friend that might be interested. This seems like the kind of game she'd enjoy. I'll send her a PM link to it~

In the meantime, I'll get to working on that character sheet! ^_^

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Mab sent me. >.> XD

She certainly knows me well. I'm quite interested.

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if there is still room I would love to join. Let me know if I can reserve a spot and I will work on the character.

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Name: Akemi Tsukimori
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Occupation: Full-Time University Student and Part-Time Librarian's assistant
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Brief Biography: Born to a struggling artist and her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Akemi Tsukimori was taken away from her parents at a young age due to negligence, her mother deemed 'unfit' to support a child and her father not really caring either way.
In the years that followed, Akemi would see her mother only sporadically, in the space between one custody battle to the next, from visiting hours that grew less and less frequent to birthday cards and letters that her mother rarely sent. Eventually Akemi lost track of her parents entirely, finding herself a foster child with no proper claim to kinship or home to speak of.

It was then that Akemi met Sayuri. Two foster kids with no place to call home, similar enough in age and stature and sharing enough common interests for a friendship to form. From then on out, the two girls were inseparable. It didn't matter that they weren't related by blood. Some bonds run deeper than blood. Some things you don't walk away from unchanged.

Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Painting, Graphic Design, Playing Video Games, Programming and Coding are all pastimes that Akemi enjoys. Her main hobby at the moment is a combination of all of the above, as she has slowly been hammering away at setting the foundation to make her own small scale video game.

What is the gravest sin you have committed?
Three years ago, a neighbor that Akemi and Sayuri used to live near took advantage of the girls naivety. Encountering them on a walk home from campus, he preyed on the kindness of the two young women, luring them into his home, pleading for help with his sick pet kitten. Once there, he held the girls hostage for half a week. Raping them repeatedly, threatening the girls so that if they ever told, he'd kill them. The horror of the event combined with the threat of future abuse assured their silence, but it didn't quiet their hate.

Together, the girls planned and plotted their revenge.
Physical abuse was weak, pathetic and cowardly. Like him. They wouldn't need to harm a hair on his head in order to break him. Psychological torment would be more than enough.

Over the course of a few months, they led their rapist to believe that he was losing his grip with reality.
It was almost easy, a simple phone call here or there, a soft whispering voice pretending to belong to that of a dead relative. Lacing his food with the occasional hallucinatory drug or drowsiness inducing medicine, before sneaking into his  home to run about, casting shadows and giggling just loud enough for him to hear. Leaving a scrap of cloth belonging to a doll or a girls dress where there shouldn't be any such thing.
Being extra certain to lock all the doors on the way out, to make him think someone was inside, planting evidence to frame him for a crime he didn't commit, quietly reminding him of the crime he did.

Their goal was to make him think that he was never, ever alone, that someone, somewhere was always watching. Someone, somewhere, that someone, somewhere knows what he did.

Guilt is a powerful emotion when wielded like a weapon. Akemi and Sayuri's acts, slight and simple on their own, amounted to something stronger than they could control. They wanted to torture him, to leave him afraid and alone, they wanted to induce just enough paranoia in their attacker to have him slowly come undone... And they succeeded.
But they didn't expect it to go so far.

Grief and madness stricken, their attacker committed suicide. Promptly ending their game and ensuring the two girls silence forever. How could they tell anyone what had happened to them? And what they had done in return?

Now they too had a sin to live with, and how heavy was it's price.

What is the most selfless act of compassion you have performed?
Working at the campus library allowed Akemi to meet a lot of different people. One of those people in particular was a fellow named Jack. Wheelchair bound and cancer-stricken, Jack didn't let that keep him down. Cheerful and somewhat adorkable, Jack and Akemi became close friends within the confines of that quiet space.

Jack didn't have many friends to call his own as most students around the campus had a habit of looking at cancer like it was something they might catch if they stood too close; and as for Akemi, she really only had Sayuri to confide in, so having someone else to talk to was really nice for a change.

The two had a lot in common, from their shared passion for video games and comic books to their nostalgia over old cartoons and new age anime. For once, it felt like Akemi was living a normal, comfortable life.

The niceties didn't last long though.

It was only a matter of time before Jack's illness took a toll for the worse. Within a year, the bright smiling friend she knew began to look tired and worn down. His cheerful demeanor turned sour. His laughter was replaced by the demands of man short on both time and patience and furious about it.
Between coughing up blood and struggling to stay awake, Jack was angry and Jack was bitter. It was clear to all who knew him that the young man was nearing his end.

One by one, every 'friend' Jack had known began to trickle out of his life. No one wanted to remember him like this. No one wanted to see Jack for who he really was underneath his cheerful facade, a tired, dying man afraid to face the end of his days alone but being forced to do so just the same.

Akemi stayed. Despite it all. The ups and downs, the anger, the hurt. Akemi stayed. 

Akemi did everything in her power to try and prevent his passing, to slow his inevitable demise, from donating bone marrow to blood transfers to simply spending days upon days at his bedside, holding his hand as the end appeared.
On the day he died, she was there, by his beside, both hands wrapped around his, as if she could will him to stay by refusing to let go.

In a breath, he was gone. And somehow... something inside of Akemi was gone too.
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Name: Sayuri Miyazaki
Gender: Female
Age: 21
Occupation: Unemployed

Brief Biography: Sayuri doesn't remember much about her parents. She only remembers being the only child of an unhappy marriage. Her father thought her mother was cheating on him, and one day he killed her and then himself. Young Sayuri was put into foster care after foster care. Eventually, she met Akemi. A young girl with whom she shared many similar interests. Almost as if they were related. Their bond was strong, and they have been inseparable ever since.

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, anything that has to do with nature

What is the gravest sin you have committed? Three years ago, a neighbor that Sayuri and Akemi used to live near took advantage of the girls naivety. Encountering them on a walk home from campus, he preyed on the kindness of the two young women, luring them into his home, pleading for help with his sick pet kitten. Once there, he held the girls hostage for half a week. Raping them repeatedly, threatening the girls so that if they ever told, he'd kill them. The horror of the event combined with the threat of future abuse assured their silence, but it didn't quiet their hate.

Together, the girls planned and plotted their revenge. But physical abuse was weak, pathetic and cowardly. Just like him. They wouldn't need to harm him in order to break him. Psychological torment would be more than enough. After all, your own mind can create the most horrible demons.

Over the course of a few months, they led their rapist to believe that he was losing his grip with reality. It was almost easy, a simple phone call here or there, a soft whispering voice pretending to belong to that of a dead relative. Lacing his food with the occasional hallucinatory drug or drowsiness inducing medicine, before sneaking into his home to run about, casting shadows and giggling just loud enough for him to hear. Leaving a scrap of cloth belonging to a doll or a girls dress where there shouldn't be any such thing. Being extra certain to lock all the doors on the way out, to make him think someone was inside, planting evidence to frame him for a crime he didn't commit, quietly reminding him of the crime he did.
Their goal was to make him think that he was never, ever alone, that someone, somewhere was always watching. Someone, somewhere, that someone, somewhere knows what he did.

Guilt is a powerful emotion when wielded like a weapon. Sayuri and Akemi's acts, slight and simple on their own, amounted to something stronger than they could control. They wanted to torture him, to leave him afraid and alone, they wanted to induce just enough paranoia in their attacker to have him slowly come undone... And they succeeded.
But they didn't expect it to go so far.

Grief and madness stricken, their attacker committed suicide. Promptly ending their game and ensuring the two girls silence forever. How could they tell anyone what had happened to them? And what they had done in return?

Now they too had a sin to live with, and how heavy was it's price.

What is the most selfless act of compassion you have performed? When Sayuri was 15, she was caught up in a robbery at a convenience store. There were three men, demanding all the cash in the register. A young mother was holding her crying baby, and one of the robbers was becoming annoyed that the child wouldn't be quiet.

In an instant, he turned the gun towards the mother and her child. Instinctively, Sayuri lunged in front of the two; acting like a human shield. She took two bullets in the shoulder. She was in immense pain. But, as if by some miracle, she had no lasting injuries. Just two circular shaped scars near her right shoulder blade.

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Hey, Letrixia. Sorry, but this game is full up.

Mab, Persephone: Very well done, I like these two girls. Approved and approved!

And with the four chosen victims, I have set up an OOC for chattering in. Here. The IC won't be up until later today, some time in the afternoon, EST.