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Offline BlissTopic starter

Winter break-in
« on: February 03, 2009, 09:11:02 AM »
I posted this initially in the One-shots board, but as that doesn't get as much attention as this board, I'm reposting here as well:

Name: House-sitting [NC, BON]
Scenario:My character is a college-age student who, to make some money during winter break, has taken on a house-sitting job for a wealthy family outside of town; a day or two after their departure, when she has arrived to settle in, there is a home invasion. A man has been watching the place, intending to break in and burglarize after the owners have gone out of town - only to find the place occupied. Ensuing events to be played out to whatever end is satisfactory to both writers.
Setting: New England, Suburban/Rural, Modern
Requirements: Please read my O/O before responding; this is very open both in terms of content and of plot resolution.

Offline magnamos

Re: Winter break-in
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 09:18:32 AM »
This sounds very nice. How much pre-development would you like? Just in a matter of characters. I take that the character you play isn't scared easily or she wouldn't like to keep a big manor occupied on her own for some time.

Offline BlissTopic starter

Re: Winter break-in
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 09:22:22 AM »
I like a bit of pre-development of characters - I like them to have backgrounds, lives and events predating what's played out in the story, to give reason and meaning to their actions instead of just having them be reactionary automatons on the page. Or screen, as it were.

Offline magnamos

Re: Winter break-in
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 10:42:46 AM »
That's very good. I like the same. They should have some sort of Bio without spoiling too much.

Offline BlissTopic starter

Re: Winter break-in
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 10:48:02 AM »
What do you have in mind for the invader character?

Offline magnamos

Re: Winter break-in
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 11:08:19 AM »
I thought about a real brainiac. He's something like a criminal mastermind. He invests hours and hours in observation just to be extra sure. He's on the list of the police already but they have no idea what he even looks like because he leaves so little evidence. If something kills his plan he usually has a backup plan. If you throw him out of the concept completly you probably will learn why he became a criminal and not put his mind to a better use.