Hooray, I've been approved! :) Would you like to discuss specifics for this idea?
EDITED to add: Also, what did you have in mind for how to play, if you're willing to accept my participation in this story? Play by post on the boards here, or something more real-time, like IRC? Do you anticipate this being a one shot with a compressed sense of time, or an extended "campaign" where each stage is fully developed? Lastly, a question about what you've deemed your "infomercial": The only recurring factor in the Pilgrimages of all Prometheans is that they must pass the Pyros into another vessel; they must create another Promethean.
Does this mean that at some point in time, the female Promethean would, consciously or not, be compelled to create her own monster even though she already has a companion? Or maybe this point is open to discussion. Perhaps the creation of a child? Oh, what a messed up kid that would be!
In answer to your questions on the introduction thread that I never got a chance to respond to, here are my thoughts:1) An essential: your favourite genre in which to roleplay? By that I mean settings. Anything as non-specific as "Oh, Tolkienesque fantasy" or anything as specific as "A post-apocalyptic steampunk setting in which the Cold War never ended". This'll help us all pin-point what you're here specifically with a view to RPing or what you'd like to explore a little
As mentioned, I have a special place in my heart for all things Victorian. I love a good Victorian setting, and my old GM created a homebrew world of gritty Victorian romance where traditional fantasy tropes also had a place--it was a place of enormous possibility, so long as you took care to remember that the hunters you play easily become prey at the drop of well-made and fashionable hat.
My absolute favorite game took place in another homebrew world, where the real world "me" was killed off by the antagonist, and I was dragged into the realms of the dead, one which our most inventive writers have already given us a glimpse through their published writings. The point there was to play with different forms of archetypal power, and see how to best manipulate it to my advantage. That campaign remains my most favoritest ever.
Still, in terms of setting, I'm pretty flexible, so long as the overarching story is compelling, and the other characters are interesting and well portrayed.2) A character in any form of media (film, play, book...art?) that you feel portrays you most truthfully and most accurately. Why that character? Be honest.
Sorry, I have no idea on this.3) A character in any form of media (film, play, book, art) that you wish portrayed you most truthfully and accurately. Why that character?
At this time, probably Louisa Trotter, from the Duchess of Duke Street. It's an old BBC series made in the early to mid '70s (it's older than I am!) about a woman who leaves her adequate but unrefined life to pursue her dream of "becoming the best cook in England." She ends up being not only the best cook in England, but also owning a hotel noted for its fine cusine and catering only to the very best in society.
She's a plain-speaking, utterly no-nonsense, graduate from the school of hard knocks type of woman who has the drive to pursue her ambition at any cost, and has the courage to speak up with conviction against her social betters in a way that not even they would dare amongst their peers. Deep down, though, she is still one of the kindest people one could hope to come across and suffers a little bit from being more naive than she thinks she is. She's got her baggage, but so do we all. I think she's braver and kinder than I am, even after suffering through more adversity than I have, and I hope I can be like her when I grow up. :)4) What is the first related term (or seemingly unrelated term) or event or image that springs to mind when I say a) 'Welsh', b) 'Octopus', c) 'Fall'.
(A) welsh: "Lyrical" (for what I consider the musicality of Welsh itself)
(B) octopus: "conglomerate" (as in a huge, multi-national corporation that has its many fingers in many pies. GE is one such example.)
(C) fall: innocence (quite obviously as in "man's fall from grace")5) If you could have a portrait created, free of charge, by any artist on the condition that you allowed them to represent you however they liked, who would it be. Selling the portrait later on is not an option - you have to keep the piece.
If I can get a portrait by anyone, knowing that they would accept the task, I think I'd ask...Oscar Wilde to do a "verbal portrait." In his play Salome, he wrote, "One should not look at anything. Neither at things, nor at people should one look. Only in mirrors is it well to look, for mirrors do but show us masks." And I do really believe that a mere reflection of self isn't adequate to show that much, especially with role players, who are accustomed to pretending to be people other than themselves.
When something is written, the writer can comment more on the "inner life" of a person in a much a wider scope, from crest to trough, and the circumstances around those events will be based in fact. In commissioning such a "portrait," I'd be able to look back at a much more thorough (if not wholly accurate) portrayal, where my best achievements are recounted and the depths of my not-quite depravity condemned (or celebrated, whichever the case may be).