Walking down a busy street, you notice a crowd gathered at the entrance of a gallery. Ugh! As if it weren't crowded enough in the city! Freaking tourists just never know when to move do they? The smallest things of interest manages to catch their eyes...but many times it really is quite interesting...What could it be now? Another Salvador Dali exhibition with his utterly abstract and downright psychotic works of art? Or maybe Louviere and Vanessa with their 'fine photography' as all works are seemingly dubbed these days? Psh, modern art..."modern art" was more like it and this one couldn't be any different, could it?
Curiosity overcomes you and you find yourself drawn to the display window along with the rest of the crowd. Pushing your way to the front,
disappointment is clearly seen in the features of your reflection. As expected, nothing more than yet another 'photographer' making it big. Same old typical shots of landscape, nature, along with of course the photoshopped versions that land under the 'abstract' category. Big deal. But why is there a sign on the corner of the display stating this exhibit was strictly for people eighteen years or older? What, the demented flower can't be seen by innocent children's eyes because then the parents have to explain that no, flowers do not actually grow in such a twisted way?
As the doors open you find yourself filing in along with the rest, pushed at first and then willingly walking along as something pulls at you, stringing you along. The walls are lined with both color as well as black, white, and all the shades in between. Nothing out of the ordinary...until you realize there's yet another gallery hidden in the back. Why, you would have almost missed the entrance altogether if someone hadn't walked in right before you!
Stepping inside your jaw positively drops as a black and white photo with color splotches confronts your eyes. Was that? No, it couldn't be...it just couldn't be! But it is. The gallery of Esoteric Myobi is more than it seems. It exhibits photographs consisting of the most modern of arts, portraying the most beautiful topics hand in hand with the most taboo of subjects. Sensuous and dark, yet thrilling all the same. Ranging from the innocent calm of romance to the paths most never dare to venture.
Huh, no wonder there was a crowd! These walls, unlike their cousins outside, are filled with differing visages of both men and women alike, some sprawled out and posing luxuriously while others are tied and bound in obscene ways.
Just as you have completed your circuit of the gallery and are about to head out, a sign catches your eye:
Searching for new subjects. Hmm what was this? Searching for new subjects? As...a model? The thought flits through your mind as you entertain ideas of become world renowned, your silhouette displayed in countries you've never even been to. Not quite sure what's waiting in store for you but not wanting to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity either, you sidle over to the receptionist's desk located snugly in its own little corner of the gallery. At the moment, the desk seems vacant and you start to feel uneasy...is this the right place? A tiny bell sits on a corner of the neatly organized desk and you decide you might as well ring it and see what happens...
If anyone is interested in being a model, please apply at the desk.
Thank you for your patronage!
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Welcome to Waxing Rhapsodic!
If that little tidbit caught your interest then this may be the game for you. This is a game that revolves around art (photography specifically) and a finding of oneself as you explore different 'scenes'. A game of exploration, experimentation, and delving into places that you never dared to venture into before.
Although this game is based on BDSM, it does not necessarily mean that everything revolves around sex. In fact, there may be 'scenes' that would fall under 'Light' or 'Non-Adult' even. I would like to delve into what is behind the differing scenes of sex as well as, of course, its more carnal aspects. I expect posts to be at least a few paragraphs (and definitely more than just a few sentences) so that players will have enough, if not plenty, to work with.
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Think of this place as a company of sorts. It is the
place to be and the
place to go to if you're trying to hit it big as a photographer or model. If you can land it here, you can get in anywhere
: Pretty self-explanatory. Scenes can be discussed depending on what the models would like to experience, as well as of course, what the photographers would like to 'capture' in essence. Essentially, these two roles can be switched...as I'm sure photographers can always model for someone else...which would technically make them a model then. Obviously, whichever role you choose will be your main role in the end. =)Assistants
: These will basically be the people who help the photographers with their work whenever needed, as well as anything else that may need to be done around the studio. Assistants may be people who are amateur photographers at the moment but hope to one day walk proudly as a pro. Staff
: Greeting the visitors, making sure the front desk is running smoothly, shacking up in the storage room with a customer...Let's just call these people the secretaries, shall we? Of course, if ever needed, they (like all other roles) may also be called up to assist in a shoot, or model for it.Security
: The gallery and studio needs as much protection as do the models. Buyers
: I suppose you would term these people as the 'regulars' to the gallery/studio. These are people who are fans of the works produced here and would like to see more...or perhaps, would even like a specific piece taken. They are the financial backbone for the entire operation.
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For those interested, please fill out a character sheet for approval! To make things simpler, just copy the following code and fill in the blanks. Also, if you'd like to play multiple characters, that's fine as long as you choose one to be a 'Main' character while the others are probably just 'Minor' characters. Please only submit one character at a time and wait for approval first. =)
[b]Specialty:[/b] (if any)
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This is for anyone who might want to help advertise. It's optional of course, but sometimes people like clicking on the pictures in signatures. =)
Just replace the words IMAGE LOCATION. To find an image's location, simply right click an image and select "Copy Image Location." The code will float the image to the left of any text, but you can also replace "right" with "left" in the code to change it to the right side. Whichever suits you better. =)
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Accepted characters can join the rest of the crew in our shiny new OOC thread!