Inspired by the 1987 film, this is a freeform story about characters who aren't heroes, who aren't mystics, and who aren't perfect. It is by approval only... no one "claims" any roles, and no one leaves unscathed. It is to be moody, slick, and dark fantasy with highly sexed-up characters.
"Well, let me put it this way. If all the corpses buried around here were to stand up all at once we'd have one hell of a population problem."
The fictional city of Las Sangres, California, is sweltering in its ragged cotton and cracked leather in the summer of 1987. What was a flourishing vacation town after World War II, a combination of poor fiscal management, recession, the closure of Route 66, and an unmanageable influx of low-income job-seekers has left a glittering sprawl... Santa Ana winds have claimed ruins of hotels and restaurants, paint flakes from the clapboard neighborhoods adorned with suncatchers and heirloom statues, fields of empty Thunderbird bottles stand vigil for burned-out Chevelles that rust on forever. Like a glimmering jewel at her forehead sits the boardwalk-- out into the jagged teeth of the coast, the boardwalk hosts a flea-market of low-tech amusement rides, tattoo parlors, pay-and-walk beer stands and topless bars. It is the trashy, sexy slut of California, admired surreptitiously, scorned openly, wanted at great risk.
"My own brother, a goddamn shit-sucking vampire. You wait 'til Mom finds out buddy!"
Your character must be at least 18, and I want you to know their basic background, flaws, and quirks. Less importantly, if possible, I'd like to have an image to represent them. I don't want runway models or celebrities for these pics, just a headshot for now. I will be happy to provide one for other players' references if you won't be searching one out.
Ideally, they will interact... all of them. I am not hitched to a specific idea for "how" yet... they could be friends from school, they could be family members, they could have accidentally found each other recently. Ideally, they will not have lived in Las Sangres their whole lives. Meeting each other is part of the story, one which I'm willing to help run, but I want these characters connected or soon-to-be so.
If you want to express interest-- great. Please post a character idea and be willing to made adjustments. Start thinking of concepts, because while I have a feel for the mood, I don't know just yet how this story will go.