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Author Topic: Before we Part (Reboot) - HS RP - seeking characters, LGBTQ friendly  (Read 8185 times)

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Offline AribethAmkiirTopic starter




Congratulations, class of 2017. You have completed your first big step into a greater world. You've laughed. You've cried. You've forged ever-lasting memories. Or you've snickered at the melodramatic sappiness of the valedictorian's speech, having spent the last four years eagerly awaiting the last day you'd see some of these fools again. Some of you only moved here recently, and the friends that you cherish more than anything feel as if they're an entire world away. Many of us will be heading to college in the next three months, ready to begin the next big step in our journey. Others are sticking close to home, earning credits at the community college, or attending a trade school. Others are already working, preparing for full-time careers in positions our guidance counselors seemed all too eager to steer us away from.

We have one last summer together. One last summer to ask that really cute crush out. One last summer to say the words you've always been too afraid to say. One last summer to make things right or to settle old scores. A lot can happen in those three months. Maybe you'll injure yourself, kissing that football scholarship -- and with it college -- goodbye. Perhaps all of your future dreams and visions will be interrupted by an unexpected pregnancy. Maybe you'll get so wasted you actually run over someone, or find yourself cradling the body of a friend that has succumbed to alcohol poisoning.

It's just three short months. How will you spend your summer?

- As written by Capone


What Are You Talking About?

This is meant to be a coming of age, more serious, slice-of-life, down-to-earth story. Think The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, etc. with perhaps a mix of seriousness along the lines of Boyz n the Hood, Rebel Without a Cause, American Graffiti, or Dazed and Confused.

In other words, instead of just being a story about teenagers trying to get laid, it could be that and a serious drama between teenagers at a tough time in their lives. One that is fragile as glass, dreams ready to be shattered by sudden and unforeseen circumstances. From the light-hearted denial that, once you split to different colleges, your relationship is bound to end to wanting to have no regrets and even to fucking up your chances.

This won't be an escapist fantasy story of "I wish high school were blah". I want something that resonates. That's nostalgic for those that are no longer teenagers and would seem relevant to those that have recently graduated high school themselves.



So What Sort of Players Are You Seeking?

Ideally, fairly literate players capable of writing about 3-4 paragraphs or more, depending on the necessity (sometimes all you need is two paragraphs, after all). Well thought out characters that have goals and ambitions beyond getting laid. These will largely be middle class kids, so no one is going to be rich. There may be upper middle-class kids whose parents can buy them a car and lower middle-class kids who have two part-time jobs in order to help their parents pay the rent, but no individual character will be wealthy.

Players will need to be respectful of others at all times. There is no "who started it" should a conflict break out. Players should be able to work together and help craft background connections with each other to help make these characters more real. It's inevitable that players will be drawn to working with others that they know, and that is fine. But please do not form cliques out of character and do your best to reach out to other writers. That is part of the beauty of a group game.

Submission of character sheet is not a guarantee you will be approved. As the vast majority of characters will be those who are graduating, all characters will either be 18 or 19.

Setting Details

Greenfield High School, with a senior class of 183, 157 of those students successfully graduating, is the pride and joy of the small mid-west town of Greenfield.  Little happens in this rural town that doesn't center around the high school.  During the fall, football fever nearly consumes all, with the Fall Carnival and Halloween Festival the only reprieves.  The Christmas season signals a changing of the guard as the town rallies to support the basketball teams, followed by baseball in the Spring.

While sports may fill Greenfields' social calendar year-around, the high school offers plenty of after school clubs, and intellectual pursuits; including Mathletes, a robotics club, and Academic Decathlon teams.

As for the town itself, Greenfields, USA!  It's a rural town located in the mid-west filled with assembly-line houses, and inconveniently located far from anywhere a teenager would want to hang out.  Main street has a diner with hours from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., a few Mom and Pop type shops, and a Super Walmart which only opened seven short years ago.

Those with cars usually travel to Glenn's Hill, a town twenty miles away.  Home to Greenfield's nearest rival, and the Hill Valley Mall - a pretty standard American mall, and the best these kids can get - the Green Grass Shopping Center equipped with a GameStop, Sunset Tanning Salon, Dairy Queen, Dragon Sky Chinese, Domino's Pizza, Dollar Emporium and Bobby's Billiards. There is also Warren's Warehouse, a Goodwill style outlet. Lastly is the Neon Serpent, a rave/nightclub that's 17+, but only serves alcohol to those that are over 21 -- 17-20 get a yellow neon wrist strap to more easily identify those who are underage.

Documented teen crime is relatively low in Greenfields, though with so little to do in the neighborhoods plenty of teens smoke, experiment with drugs, and have had a number of intimate relations.  While there have been issues of teen pregnancy, friends lost in drunk driving incidents, and other such problems, there has been no real epidemic of such issues.


Character Sheets

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[floatright][img width=200 padding=5]image-url-here[/img][/floatright][b]NAME:[/b] Character Name
[b]AGE:[/b] Probably 18, but here just in case
[b]HEIGHT/WEIGHT:[/b]
[b]HAIR COLOR:[/b]
[b]EYE COLOR:[/b]
[b]DISTINGUISHING MARKS:[/b]

[b]Face Claim:[/b]

[b]BEST KNOWN FOR:[/b] This could be the cliques they fit into. Can be Athlete/Football/Baseball/etc., Cheerleader, Choir, Band Geek, Metalhead, Goth, Nerd, Honors, etc. Pick those that best describe the character.
[b]PLANS:[/b] Where that character expects to be at the end of August or start of September. Choose University, Community College, Trade School, or Work
[b]DREAMS:[/b] What their dream career is. Undecided is valid, but some may be Athlete, Actor, Model, Programmer, Game Developer, Musician, etc.
[b]CAR:[/b] List none or what sort of car they drive
[b]PARENTS:[/b] Who are they?  What do they do?  Are they involved in your character's life?
[b]HOME:[/b] Where do they live?  Lookout Point, the upper-middle class gated community; Green Acres, the development of your most middle of middle class complete with public playground; the Trailer Park, which is not only right next to Green Acres, but is separated by nothing more than a chain-link fence between it and the playground.
[b]HOBBIES:[/b] Simple descriptions of hobbies. For example, shopping, video games, photography, guitar, etc.

[b]ABOUT:[/b] The bio that describes their personality and general history. 2-3 paragraphs should be sufficient, no more than 4.

[b]MOMENTS OF GLORY:[/b] Something positive they'll be remembered for. Intercepting the football and scoring the game winning touchdown. Streaking through the hallways while outrunning faculty. That time s/he pantsed the biggest bitch in the grade at that party and revealed her ass to the crowd. The sort of thing someone might write proudly in your senior yearbook.

[b]MOMENTS OF SHAME:[/b] More likely for the less popular kids, though even the cool kids have 'em, too. Spacing out in the outfield and getting struck by the baseball rather than making the easiest game-winning catch. Breaking your heel during the prom and falling face first into the punch bowl. Getting such a bad wedgie that your boxers tore.
[b]BIGGEST REGRET:[/b]

[b]STORY ARCS:[/b] What type of story arcs would you like to see your character involved with?  This could be anything from a romance, or a fight, or it could be bigger and could involve a friend dying, getting knocked up, or your character receiving an injury that could jeopardize their college plans.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 05:12:34 am by AribethAmkiir »

Offline AribethAmkiirTopic starter

Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - seeking characters
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 11:31:20 pm »


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Offline AribethAmkiirTopic starter

Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - seeking characters
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 11:39:05 pm »
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Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - seeking characters
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 12:29:35 am »
NAME: Roxanne Meyers
AGE: 18
HEIGHT/WEIGHT:5'9 | 134lbs
PLANS: Harvard University double majoring in Business and Economics
DREAM: Owning her own business
CAR: 1996 Green Jeep Wrangler
HOME: Lookout Point

Face-Claim: Giusy Buscemi

BEST KNOWN FOR: Point-Guard on Girl's Varsity Basketball team, Student Council President, Honor Roll Student, and Valedictorian for graduating class of 2017. Her warm and inviting personality.  Social Events Planner.

HOBBIES: Basketball, Swimming, singing in the shower, dancing bachata, learning new things, being around people. Teasing,  baking and drinking wine with friends, recreational activities, stalking her prey

ABOUT: Roxanne also known as Roxy and at times Foxy for her enjoyment of calling herself a fox and all those she plays with as rabbits, is the third child of 5, and daughter of a State Prosecutor mother and writer father. In order to nature of her father's work it was concluded that her father be a stay at home dad working on his novels while their mother brought in most of the money. Life wasn't strict but carefree and supportive which gave birth to Roxanne's carefree personality and ability to move wherever the wind takes her. She worked hard in school not because she needed to but because it was something to strive for and give her purpose.
Her personality resembles that of a fox, clever and somewhat mysterious as she is pretty, pretty good poker face that you never know what she is thinking until you've stepped into one of her traps. The face she shows to the others is not necessarily the face she shows when no one is looking. She tries to keep herself out of the spotlight especially when she is up to no good.
During her Junior and senior year, she had the pleasure of being made student council president, and with making and completely her honor classes was awarded as valedictorian  as well as making the Dean's List for her school.  Her speech would have been one to leave her feeling proud and misty eyed.
What comes next in her life is left to be written, she takes each day as if it was a new start, and with it fun and exciting adventures. Before she leaves for the University she wants to enjoy her summer to it’s fullest so she leave her hometown with some great stories and overall amazing memories.
 
MOMENTS OF GLORY: Helped the girl’s basketball team come back from a 30 point deficit and sealing the win in overtime with the game winning three pointer shot from half court. The team won the Championship that year.
After prom, getting her toes wet, by enjoying her date up against a grand oak tree under the stars. She could still see claw marks she left behind. 

MOMENTS OF SHAME: Running late for a class after having a little fun in a janitor’s closet, fell down the stairs, and ended up kicking some guy with the heel of her shoe right in the balls.  She spent a few days making it up to him.

BIGGEST REGRET: She can't say she had any. She doesn't regret any of the choices she made.

STORY ARCS: Spontaneous fun and getting into trouble.   
« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 12:17:13 pm by Lady Sakura »

Offline Jason Hunter

Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - seeking characters
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 01:05:53 am »
**Will edit through the day**

NAME: Damian Clark
AGE: 18
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'0 / 92kg
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Blue
DISTINGUISHING MARKS: Tattoo on his left shoulder of his family crest.

BEST KNOWN FOR: Football and Foreigner.
PLANS: A full scholarship to a university based on his football skills. He is looking at studying physiotherapy while there.
DREAMS: Damian is a sport fanatic. He is a natural, often being able to pick up a sport and play it well. He is hoping to go pro with his football, if not he would like to become a physiotherapist to stay in the industry.
CAR: KTM 250cc XC-W Motorbike
PARENTS: Damian is extremely close to his parents. Every big moment in his life was affected by them in one way or another. They were the cause of him moving around Africa as well a the reason why he ended up settling in America. They had a brilliant relationship and his mother and father will still deeply in love, something that Damian wishes he could find some day.
HOME: Damian stayed in a modest home in Green Acres.
HOBBIES: Damian is a budding athlete, often playing football, soccer, racketball or baseball. He has a natural hand eye co-ordination that allows him to pick up most sports and excel at them. He is also good at school, often passing with a mid range B grade without having to study. He is also an avid gamer, spending many weekends playing xbox online.

ABOUT: Damian was a foreign student. He was dragged around Africa for most of his life, schooling in places such as Sierra Leone, Zambia and Malawi. His father was a charity worker, often moving every 3 years. When Damian turned 15, his father decided that more priority needed to be placed on Damian's schooling. They moved to a first world country and enrolled him into a decent school, where he had been for the last 3 years.

Having moved so often, Damian found it easy to fit right in and find new friends. He wasn't arrogant or cocky as such, he was just confident, not shy and found it extremely easy to speak to almost everybody. Coming from some small villages at times, Damian didn't really have a click so to say, he was sporty, academic as well as nerdy at times making it easy for him to get along with every group.

Damian's main focus however was football. Damian had played football all his life throughout Africa but it was never quiet as competitive as it was in the States. When he arrived he was used as a bench warmer with his talent being seen. His second year he was used often as a reserve but by the time he was in his final 2 years he had cemented his place in the first team, often getting the attention of some scouts. At the end of his senior year, Damian was offered a scholarship to a nearby college Unfortunately a week later he had his scholarship declined due to his citizenship. Damian was not an American citizen and therefore did not qualify for scholarships. This was only noticed after he received the offer. The only way for him to get his dreams was to marry an American citizen, fun as that sounded, it wasn't something that had presented itself yet, or live in America for another 2 years. This means he would have to wait 2 years before attending collage and putting his whole future life on hold. His parents could not afford university without the scholarship unfortunately.

Damian was no class suck up however, often getting into trouble for being mischievous, pulling practical jokes on the teachers and principal, almost getting expelled a few times when things went wrong. Damian was also at any party imaginable, drinking even though he was underage and dancing the night away, only getting home in the early hours of the morning.

MOMENTS OF GLORY: The day he was offered a scholarship to university based on his football skills

MOMENTS OF SHAME: A week later when his scholarship was revoked after having told the whole school he had gotten it. He then had to go around telling everyone that congratulated him that it was no longer available.

BIGGEST REGRET: Damian poured everything he had into sport and school, pushing himself hard to get what he wanted but now looking back at it, his biggest regret is not foucusing on love, finding a steady relationship or girlfriend at school really was something he looks back at and wishes he could have done better.

STORY ARCS: Romance. Now that school is over, Damian is looking for that one special person. Having let Gwynn slip away during school, he will be looking at rekindling that. Damian will also be looking at another way to get in university and getting his scholarship again. It could be with a few legal documents or maybe marrying an American citizen to get his residency.

« Last Edit: August 18, 2017, 03:08:37 am by Jason Hunter »

Offline la dame en noir

Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - seeking characters
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 09:41:53 am »
NAME: Isis London Richardson
AGE: 18
CLIQUES: Band(Cello Player) - Nerd(Video Games/Comics/Reading) - Popular(Her incredible looks)
PLANS: University
DREAM: A famous writer
CAR: None - She likes to bike everywhere

HOBBIES: Music(Composition, Listening, and Playing), Writing/Reading, Illustration, Video Games, and Designing(clothes, costumes, and programs)

ABOUT: Isis doesn't have a very colorful life. Despite her good grades, looks, and talent - her home life wasn't anything would assume she would have to go through. While her parents were well off and had the finer things in life - she wasn't exactly a spoiled child. Jonathan, her father, was a plastic surgeon - bringing in most of the money to the household. Tiffany, her mother, was abusive. Tiffany had goals for Isis at a very young age - fame and fortune. Isis grew up a prodigy in many different art forms; dance, music, and programming were just a few. Tiffany wanted to exploit that talent for popularity. For years, Isis would practice into the late hours of the night with her mother never caring to give her a break. If that wasn't the worst, Isis found her mother cheating on her father while he was away on business. Despite all of this, Isis went through school with impeccable grades and a level head - as leveled as it could get.

While her home life was never the best - Isis never had a poor attitude for what it counts. Isis was undeniably one of the nicest people anyone could ever hope to run into. She always has a positive outlook on life, not once letting her home life effect her work. Isis is incredibly smart and observant. She doesn't get mad very easily, but its been said that she does live with severe anxiety. The only time she does not go through its effects is when she's at home. Isis is an attentive and helpful person. Sexually, she has never been with anyone and hopes that changes one day.

MOMENTS OF GLORY: Winning a young writers prize worth $10,000 dollars. It was a risky young adult novel that got her the grand prize. It was the stepping stone that solidified what she needed and wanted to pursue in life.

MOMENTS OF SHAME: Her private diary was raided through where everyone discovered that she was actually a closeted Lesbian. She was more ashamed that she hid it, not that people found out.

MOMENTS OF REGRET: Never being herself to everyone - always pretending to be the good student who could never do no wrong.

STORY ARCS: Finding her first girlfriend - Doing something rebellious to get her out of her comfort zone(Hard partying - drinking - one stands)

Offline Ana 1360

Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - HS RP - seeking characters, LGBTQ friendly
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 03:45:41 pm »
NAME: Tommy Mulvaney

FACE CLAIM: Derek Theler
AGE: 18
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'2", 190 lbs.
HAIR COLOR:Brown
EYE COLOR:Green
DISTINGUISHING MARKS:Tattoo of a bleeding Shamrock on his right shoulder.

BEST KNOWN FOR: Star Quarterback. Getting along with most of his classmates, the Jocks of course, the stoners, the band geeks, knows some of the Goths, does well enough in school to be friendly with the honor students.
PLANS: Offered a full scholarship to Rutger's University.
DREAMS: Realizes he may not be able to play professional ball, hopes to go to law school after undergraduate studies.
CAR: 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 2D Coupe 5.8L, V8, 32V Supercharged
PARENTS: Father works as a car mechanic. Mother does not work and suffers from depression. See About section for details.
HOME: One of the smaller houses in Green Acres.
HOBBIES: Sports, lifting weights, working on his and friends car engines.

ABOUT: Tommy is the middle child of Conor and Sheila Mulvaney. Tommy's older Brother Sean was killed in Afghanistan during a military operation 3 years ago when Tommy was a freshmen. His teammates and most of his classmates rallied around him. He lived with various friends and coaches when his Mother sank into a depression and his Father retreated into a bottle.  His younger sister Siobhan (Sibby) is autistic and in the middle range on the autistic scale. He watches her when he is not working or in school.

He has dated some of the cheerleaders at school. Getting close to one in particular. He works some nights as a 'bouncer' / ID checker at a local strip club and is friendly with all the dancers.

Tommy works on most of his classmates cars, the ones who need him to keep them on the road. He has the keys, and the blessing of shop teacher Al Carbonetti, to the auto body shop attached to the High School.

MOMENTS OF GLORY: Scoring the winning touchdown at the State playoff game against the school's arch rival.

MOMENTS OF SHAME: Tommy was the driver of a car that was loaded with his teammates that crashed into the back of a state trooper patrol car at a DUI checkpoint. Two of Tommy's teammates were seriously injured and alcohol was found in the vehicle.
BIGGEST REGRET:Not asking a cheerleader he was getting close with to the senior prom and watching as one of his good friends took her in his place.

STORY ARCS:  romance, a fight,  receiving an injury that could jeopardize his college plans, getting to better know all of his classmates even the ones normally not associated with the jocks and popular kids.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 04:59:20 pm by Ana 1360 »

Offline Amarlo

Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - HS RP - seeking characters, LGBTQ friendly
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 07:33:51 pm »
-bookmarks and hands in tentative interest slip.-

Also, is this game a complete sandbox? Does it have a story going on? Is it a partial sandbox? Etc etc?
« Last Edit: August 14, 2017, 08:56:45 pm by Amarlo »

Offline AribethAmkiirTopic starter

Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - HS RP - seeking characters, LGBTQ friendly
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 09:25:02 pm »
Hey Amarlo, nice to see your interest.

It's going to be a partial sandbox type of game.  There will be events for the group, such as graduation parties, trips to the lake, outings to the mall, etc. but there will also be plenty of room for player run scenes.

I'm waiting to see what type of characters we get before I plan too much.  Of course, just because an event is occurring that doesn't mean your character has to be there.

I also plan to work with individual players to introduce and produce the story arcs they declare interest in their character sheets.

Offline NiceTexasGuy

Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - HS RP - seeking characters, LGBTQ friendly
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 12:38:53 am »
[Heavily revamped Friday, August 18, 2017 at 6:44 p.m. Texas time]

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NAME: Spencer Alvarez Palmer

AGE: 18

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'10 / 195

HAIR COLOR: Black

EYE COLOR: Brown

DISTINGUISHING MARKS: None, unless you count numerous small scars on knees, elbows, shins, and forearms from playing rugby.

BEST KNOWN FOR: Being the guy who transferred in at the beginning of his senior year, for possessing a wealth of useless knowledge, and for being "that rugby guy" who sometimes plays running back for the varsity team even though he doesn't care for "American" football. 

PLANS:  Work.

DREAMS: Play professional rugby.

CAR: None.  Sometimes has use of Mom's 1997 Toyota Camry.

PARENTS: Sally Palmer started out life on a farm about ten miles outside of Greenfield, and ran away from home when she was 15.  Eventually getting her life together, she joined the Air Force, met (but never married) Ricardo Alvarez (also in the Air Force) and they had one child - Spencer.  Ricardo was a crew member on a helicopter that crashed on a mission in Colombia - there were no survivors.  Spencer was still an infant when it happened.  Being retired from the service after 20 years, Ms. Palmer has a modest pension and works as a dental hygienist (the skill she learned in the service) at Dr. Morgan's office in Greenfield.

HOME: Old house on an acre of land one mile outside the city limits, which his mother inherited.

HOBBIES:
Reading.
Running.
Weightlifting.
Hobbies nobody would know about because they're done at home:
Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide
Judo.
Listens to classical music (but not Baroque.)
Plays piano, but is mediocre at best.


ABOUT:  "Spence" is normally quiet and reserved, though he has on occasion cracked a joke at the appropriate time in class. He is respectful of teachers and a bit out of touch with his peers.  On being asked shortly after his arrival, he related he's lived in Washington DC, San Antonio Texas, Ramstein Germany, and at two bases in England - Norfolk and Suffolk. Not fluent, but has some knowledge of Spanish and German. Though he seems to know a little about a lot of different things, his passion is History, and at the drop of a hat can be relied on to rattle off historical facts and how it all ties in together with the grand scheme of the universe.  He isn't "shy" around girls, only terrified of rejection if he tried asking one out on a date. 

Spencer wasn't too keen on playing any of the sports offered at Greenfield High.  Though he'd played soccer in Germany and England, he didn't really like it.  He didn't care for (American) Football either, and enrolled in school two weeks after football practice was in full swing.  On the third day of school he approached the coaching staff about playing because he thought practices would help keep him in shape.  His ball carrying ability, combined with superhuman footwork, soon landed him a spot as running back on the Varsity team, but not as a starter.  Halfway through the season, "Sidestep" Palmer was involved in practically every kickoff and punt return, and getting a lot more time in the offensive backfield too.  When football season was over, he could often be seen running along the road in remote areas outside of town, and kicking and chasing an odd-shaped ball around the football practice field when it was not otherwise in use.  He once tried explaining his passion for rugby during a class discussion, but nobody seemed to get it.  "Pearls before swine" he muttered, then resumed his doodling on paper as the discussion veered in another direction. 

He never refused to help anyone in class or with their homework, though he has politely declined to do their work for them.  One of the more intelligent students at Greenfield High, Spencer got more "B's" than "A's", due to his inability to focus, and sometimes for simply forgetting to do an assignment.  After football season, Spence worked the rest of his senior year part time at Greenfield Auto doing tires, oil changes, and simple maintenance.  He also attended every girls basketball game (home and away) - for no apparent reason. 

He "dated" a few girls, but the dates were usually of the group variety, either at Sunday School outings or at parties where the lines of who was with whom were a tad fuzzy and most hookups occurred after the party started.  If the party got too wild (drinking, drugs, sex) he would find a reason to be elsewhere and politely excuse himself.  Spencer and his mother attend the Catholic church in Greenfield, and Ms Palmer also volunteers one Saturday a month at a free clinic in Glenn's Hill.  Now that Spencer has graduated and is a bonafide adult, his mother is leaving him home alone while she takes a long-overdue three week vacation.  (Unfortunately for him, she's taking the car.)

MOMENTS OF GLORY:  The second day of class, when a bird flew in through a window into the Biology Lab.  Scared poor Mrs Hooper half to death.  (You see, the air conditioner was acting up so all the windows were open.  Normally they remain closed, so replacing screens was a low priority.) Guys trying to shoo the bird back out the window with caps and notebooks didn't do much to enhance the bird's calm.  Spencer calmly closed the door, then closed the blinds to all but one open window that didn't have a screen.  Walking back to the door, he turned off the lights and watched as the bird darted out the open window.  He then turned the lights back on and returned to his assigned table, saying "I don't panic unless I have to.  Wastes energy." 

Then there was the kickoff return in his first game, against Springfield.  "Bruises" McMillan had Spence in his sights and was literally flying through the air toward him intent on doing serious bodily injury.  That's when Spencer got the nickname "Sidestep".  Hundreds of people watched in slow motion as Springfield's most potent weapon went sailing past its intended target -- and straight into a ten gallon Gatorade cooler.  Three Springfield cheerleaders were drenched, and one got a black eye (and a skull x-ray) from a flying lid.  Thankfully, the skull x-ray was negative -- which was always useful when someone needed to make a joke denigrating the Springfield cheer squad. 

Then there was the final season game against Pine Bluff.  Greenfield was ahead 14 points with a minute and a half left to play.  Instead of trying to run down the clock, Spencer gave in to the temptation to attempt a drop kick from 25 yards out.  The crowd was stunned, the opposing coach was yelling something unintelligable at the officials, and the officials went into a huddle to decide if that was still a legal play.  The local sportscaster on TV-8 said that evening he couldn't find when that had last been done by any high school or college team in the state.  Or anywhere else for that matter.  And Springfield won that final game 27-10.  Though the drop-kick was by no means a game-winner, it did get "Sidestep" Palmer his fifteen minutes of fame (actually, 15 seconds) on television stations across the state. 

MOMENTS OF SHAME:  Getting kicked in the balls by a girl named Roxanne.  It was perfectly innocent.  And somewhat painful.  He normally didn't use profanity, and this was the only time anyone would hear him say the word "fuck" -- under the circumstances, neither of the faculty members who heard it thought it was out of line.

BIGGEST REGRET:  Not asking Roxanne out on a date when she was being so nice to him, but there's something about getting kicked in the groin (or the reaction to getting kicked) that just makes a guy a little self conscious in the days to follow.  And oh yeah, attending six different schools in three different countries growing up, having to make a new set of friends every couple of years.

STORY ARCS: Crushing on someone way out of his league.  Working on others' vehicles.  Convincing everyone he isn't interested in college football. Or college. Wishing he hadn't attended so many different schools. Very much opposed to illicit drug use.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 01:12:16 pm »
That is a very nicely constructed character Tex. Thank you for the submission.

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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 01:49:31 pm »
Should we repost our returning characters?

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Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - HS RP - seeking characters, LGBTQ friendly
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 09:30:48 pm »
Should we repost our returning characters?

Yes, please.   The character sheet is slightly different from the old one.  I'd appreciate if could use the new sheet.  It isn't too different, you can copy paste most of it.

Biggest change is the removal of the "Cliques" category and replaced by "Known For" - since the cliques were somewhat of a hurdle in the old game.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2017, 09:48:50 pm »
Yes, please.   The character sheet is slightly different from the old one.  I'd appreciate if could use the new sheet.  It isn't too different, you can copy paste most of it.

Biggest change is the removal of the "Cliques" category and replaced by "Known For" - since the cliques were somewhat of a hurdle in the old game.

Gotcha.

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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2017, 01:06:18 pm »
Look at Ana upgrading her game! I see you girl ^.^

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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2017, 04:07:39 pm »
NAME:  Leanne Abernathy
AGE:  18
HEIGHT/WEIGHT:  Five feet, nine inches |  130 Lbs.
HAIR COLOR:  Dark brown
EYE COLOR:  Brown
DISTINGUISHING MARKS:  None

BEST KNOWN FOR:  Leanne doesn't belong to one clique in particular.  She maintains friends all across the spectrum of the school's population, and doesn't discriminate against one group or another.  Outside of groups, she'd probably be known for some of her work on school productions' costumes.
PLANS:  Working, and saving money for college.
DREAMS:  Globe-trotting sugar baby  Fashion designer
CAR:  None.  Rides the bus without any shame, or occasionally bums a ride from friends here and there.
PARENTS:  Her mother is a stripper, or was a stripper.  She can currently be found high as a kite at home with her dealer boyfriend.  Her father has never been in her life, and doesn't know who he is.
HOME:  Trailer Park
HOBBIES:  Sewing.  Drawing, mostly of fashion designs.

ABOUT: On the surface, Leanne is a warm and friendly person, always ready to make a new friend or sell some drugs to.  She's hardly ever the person who engages a conversation though, preferring it to come to her.  There are some things in her past and life that she prefers to keep to herself that could be described as difficult at best.

Her home life has been somewhat difficult.  A mother who works odd, late hours, and a father who ran off long ago.  The closest father figure in her life is her mother's boyfriend, who also happens to be her supplier, having her sell some drugs, mostly weed and a few prescriptions, to classmates and the like.

Academically, she did well in school.  By no means did she get all A's, but mostly B's and C's.  Sporadically absent for unspecified reasons, but showed up and did alright.  For more information about her history, see the below sections.

MOMENTS OF GLORY: Once got her third period History class out of a mass detention by sweet talking their professor which may or may not have involved the selling of a few drugs.  It's never really been confirmed.  Also helped save the day during a school play by stepping in and taking over costume design.

MOMENTS OF SHAME:  Apart from one time when she fell flat on her face in the hallway during period shifts, and ended up with a really messy bloody nose, there was a few days when there were rumors that she was stripping at a gentleman's club, but there's never been any actual proof.
BIGGEST REGRET:  Her current career moonlighting as a stripper on weekends.

STORY ARCS:  Open to anything with Leanne



NAME: Jonas Littleton
AGE: 18
HEIGHT/WEIGHT:  Five feet, nine inches - Slim build
HAIR COLOR:  Naturally dark, dyed green
EYE COLOR:  Brown
DISTINGUISHING MARKS:  Green hair.  Gauged ears.  Pierced nose.  Scar on arm.

BEST KNOWN FOR:  Honors Group.  Nerds.  A/V Club.
PLANS:  Flipping burgers, with the occasional freelance computer work
DREAMS:  Software Engineer
CAR:  1992 Mazda 626
PARENTS:  His mother is a real estate agent, his father a restaurateur.  They both live together and are active in their son's life.
HOME:  Green Acres
HOBBIES:  Programming.  Hacking.  Skateboarding.  Smoking.

ABOUT: Jonas was born to a middle class family, with two parents that worked, and were there for him.  At a young age, he developed an interest in computers, and the young man just learned how things worked.  His parents encouraged it, seeing computers and technology as the future, and put him in classes when he was a kid.  While other kids his age were learning karate, he was learning about computers.

He's a bit of an odd ball because of that.  Somewhat of a loner, it takes a little bit for him to open up to people and be comfortable around them, but isn't afraid to be put in the center of attention.  Definitely the quiet kid in the classroom.

Academically, he did very well, graduating near the top of his class.

MOMENTS OF GLORY:  That one unexpected Teacher Work Day when the computer grading system crashed at the school, and every teacher had to reenter every single grade for every assignment that semester?  Yeah, that was him, but shhh...  That other time when Mr. Gonzales's science slideshow was somehow switched to Brazilian fart porn?  I'm not saying it was him, but he may have had something to do with it.  He definitely did flip off that substitute teacher who was a real asshole to his face, much to the delight of his classmates, that earned him a few days in In-School Suspension.

MOMENTS OF SHAME: There was that one time when he broke his arm skateboarding to school, right on the school steps.  That was pretty gnarly.

BIGGEST REGRET:  Choosing to skateboard to school that one day, and getting a broken arm.  That's one of his biggest regrets.  Maybe breaking up with one of his exes as well.

STORY ARCS:  I'm up for anything with Jonas.  He's more of a lover than a fighter, but I'm open to anything.

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Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - HS RP - seeking characters, LGBTQ friendly
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2017, 05:58:45 pm »
Sounds like a pretty solid storyline.  Do you have any objections to my character, if approved of course, being a hockey player?

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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2017, 06:09:00 pm »
Hey Chreestafer! There shouldn't be any objections. It's after high school so if your character was on the hockey team that should be fine. We got football players, drama club, cheerleaders, geeks, nerds, student council and the likes.

I'm probably going to make a character who is co-founder of the group GAGA "Geeks Against Gorgeous Assholes"

I look forward to what concept you come up with.
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Re: Before we Part (Reboot) - HS RP - seeking characters, LGBTQ friendly
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2017, 08:54:28 pm »
Sounds like a pretty solid storyline.  Do you have any objections to my character, if approved of course, being a hockey player?

Nope, not at all.  The nearest ice rink is half an hour away, but as long as your character can make it work, I've got nothing against it.

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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2017, 09:09:08 pm »
Nope, not at all.  The nearest ice rink is half an hour away, but as long as your character can make it work, I've got nothing against it.

Well I had ideas of he's the kid who would walk right after school for practice to the ice rink. Maybe on some inter leauge small time team, but a shinning star none the less.  He's talked to colleges about hockey scholarships and his hopes and dreams are to some day become a professional. I have more ideas about his family life and all, but he's be coming from a lower end middle class life.

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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2017, 07:53:06 am »
That is a very nicely constructed character Tex. Thank you for the submission.

Thank you, Lady S.

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Thinking about just how big our town is.  Remember this is the mid-west, where towns are generally not situated next to one another unless they're suburbs of larger cities.  We have to go 20 miles to Glenn's Mill for a Dairy Queen blizzard.

Based on the size of the graduating class, I figure the population of the town to be around 4000 to 6000.  It could be even lower -- a town I used to live in had a population of 1200 and a graduating class of 75.  Another with a population of 13,500 had a graduating class of 220.  Since the schools serve the surrounding rural area not counted in the city's population, the numbers can vary widely.
 
At any rate I'd figure us a little on the conservative side, but then again ...  even though we have to go all the way to Glenn's Hill to get that blizzard - we also have a Wal-Mart, something we'd need more than 3000 to justify. 

Am I over-analyzing this?

And Chreestafer's character is lucky to find an ice rink only 30 minutes away.  I figure nobody in a hundred mile radius ever even heard of rugby. 
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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2017, 10:07:16 am »
If there is a hockey team the school would have made it work. Buses would take kids to and from practices if needed and games were scheduled with working parents in mind. This is realistic speaking.

I move to a mid Western state and the high schools football field is about 10 minutes from the school, so thinking about it the school could have their own rink close for games and such or turn their gym into a hockey rink during hockey season. Just a thought. I feel things should be at least 15 minutes drive cause if you don't have friends with cars or parents who can shuttle you around you're kind of screwed. Riding a bike would take a long time too. Unless the city or town has a public transportation system which would probably not be as big as say Boston.

As for an actual fun skating rink it could be 30 drive. But a rink for the school who has a sports calendar year round would have hockey team and a place for them to practice.
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« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2017, 10:43:00 am »
If there is a hockey team the school would have made it work. Buses would take kids to and from practices if needed and games were scheduled with working parents in mind. This is realistic speaking.

I live in a mid Western state and the high schools football field is about 10 minutes from the school, so thinking about it the school could have their own rink close for games and such or turn their gym into a hockey rink during hockey season. Just a thought. I feel things should be at least 15 minutes drive cause if you don't have friends with cars or parents who can shuttle you around you're kind of screwed. Riding a bike would take a long time too. Unless the city or town has a public transportation system which would probably not be as big as say Boston.

As for an actual fun skating rink it could be 30 drive. But a rink for the school who has a sports calendar year round would have hockey team and a place for them to practice.

Not wrong, hahaha.

However I'm from Pittsburgh, and if you follow sports at all, we have kind of a hockey city.  So rinks aren't that far, and alot of schools have their own even.  I do understand this isn't Pittsburgh though, so we are limited to where things are.

I did have the idea of maybe his friend, or if a gf were to arise she could drive him. So that positin for GF is still open haha.  I will have a CS up later this evening. Dealing with the girlfriend route though, I do have some drama ideas going on in my head.  Like since he's being scouted by colleges like Boston College (nice top hockey school) he would be moving away from her.  Do they split up and go their separate ways? Do they try and make things work? Just a thought though.

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« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2017, 10:47:38 am »
I'm originally form Boston! So bring up Boston College gets huge brownie points with me! My chickaboo Roxy is going to Harvard Business School! I'm a little home sick with my characters so they tend to be going back to where I miss the most.

Have you looked at my avatar. I'm a number one Patriots Fan, Celtics, and Bruins so woot! I don't really care much for baseball but will root for the Red Sox!

That sounds like a really neat concept. Hopefully it works out for you.
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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2017, 11:32:43 am »
I'm originally form Boston! So bring up Boston College gets huge brownie points with me! My chickaboo Roxy is going to Harvard Business School! I'm a little home sick with my characters so they tend to be going back to where I miss the most.

Have you looked at my avatar. I'm a number one Patriots Fan, Celtics, and Bruins so woot! I don't really care much for baseball but will root for the Red Sox!

That sounds like a really neat concept. Hopefully it works out for you.

Even though I'm not a Boston fan, in general, I'm ok with the red Sox hahahaha.

As for my character I want his drama to be a spiral out of control type ordeal. His life can lead in 100 paths and he doesn't know which is the right one to take.