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@ chihuahua I'm at 80-90/min when I'm inspired. When I'm not... ouch. And I was posting in this thread, too, while I tried to think of something. I ended up scrapping three different posts before I hit the send button :P
edited 26th Apr '11 9:56:22 AM by animemetalhead
Mary lives in the carnival. A dozen or so visitors arrive. A spirit poccesses a Ferris wheel passenger car and attacks. Everyone gathers in Mary's house. They decide to start looking for the source that is causing all of the weirdness. A large ghost bird attack them.
Its skeleton is now laying by the Top Spin; Cyrus, a teen exocist, is helping a child ghost, and everyone else is standing around. Mary is walking towards the exocist, I think.
Exorcist, not exocist.
And, yeah, you pretty much have it all summed up in a nutshell.
You decide if there is a roller coaster. I'm not going to stop you guys from adding rides if they are not too outlandish. It would be a small wooden one if there is one.
This may be frowned upon, but can I make some frogs that went through a portal in a roleplay thread fall from the sky?
The roleplay thread that the frogs came from is the Widget RP. Maybe as a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment to get the writing juices running a little.
edited 26th Apr '11 7:51:57 PM by chihuahua0
I... guess. If you really wanted to.
I doubt Cyrus would pay them any heed, though. He has to find some girl's goldfish.
edited 26th Apr '11 7:55:37 PM by CrystalGlacia
Just dumping my description of Jack for the Carnival thread:
Jack Clive is in his mid-20's, he's of average height for an adult male. His frame is slender, but over the past few years he's put on a little bit of weight, which is most notable in his thighs and butt. He prefers to dress in fine clothes (here he's wearing a scarlet three-piece suit sans jacket) and keeps himself well-trimmed and gentlemanly.
His irises are a pale grey and his pupils appear very small in bright light. In dim light it is possible to see a silver shine in his eye at certain angles (unlike most humans, he has tapeta lucida, which are membranes that allow animals to see in the dark). Note that his right eyelid is actually deformed, so that it droops over his eye and he cannot properly lift it. The vision in that eye is also terrible.
Every terminal hair on Jack is a blood-scarlet not found on humans in nature; the color is spliced from a Northern Cardinal. He has a widow's peak, and he likes to wear a petit goatee and his hair slicked back. He wears eye makeup mostly on his lower eyelids (it's a men's fashion in the 2040's), has a silver earring on his left ear, and a split earlobe on his right.
Note that Jack Clive's genome is collectively not an invention of nature but of man, developed very much like software: one genome for a mass-producible servant caste. Thus, his physical appearance should naturally be artistically appealing to the eye.
Oo...he's going to be an interesting character.
So the guy in your avatar must be Jack.
I like your hand-drawn avatars. I wish I could make non-chibi drawings of my characters who don't look like this. My rendition of my player character from A Game Of Chance RP:
edited 26th Apr '11 9:21:52 PM by CrystalGlacia
Oh, I forgot: He's got a revolver concealed under his waistcoat.
The reason why is because the guy is a hitman for a living (as he has no vital records of any kind and thus can't participate in the entirely digital legal economy, he has little choice) and despite lacking binocular depth perception (his monocular depth perception is fine), he's a gifted gunslinger.
edited 26th Apr '11 9:25:01 PM by annebeeche
Take a look at my Deviant Art profile for some pictures of Justin Peterson from Beach House, like this one.
I drew a little picture to use as a logo of sorts for Carnival, but I need to scan it.
Also, I have an idea for another Character Thread which I want to lead, but I'm going to step down from leading after this thread and let someone else lead at least one other thread, maybe two, or maybe even after QQQQQ Iceburg idea.
I hope it deals with the Titanic, just so I can have Valentine try to steal the Heart of the Ocean.
I think it will take place on an actual iceburg, and the characters have to work to get to safety before it melts.
Now what in the world might draw people to a giant iceberg? You might be right you'll have to find safety in this idea. You ride as a passenger on a prototype superliner, taking off on its maiden voyage across the Pacific. During the sailing, enjoy yourself to the salty sea breeze atop the deck, or sit down and have a nice lobster brunch in the dining area. Or you can carry out a secret affair where the cars are at. (Would you prefer it if this were the actual Titanic?)
Then one night on a blue moon, they spot a sudden iceberg.
The kicker is you play as a Muggle. Strip away the special fantasy background and powers as your training wheels. A true test of character awaits.
edited 26th Apr '11 9:47:01 PM by QQQQQ
Valentine's a female name now?
How about a church of a mysterious made up religion for a future Character Development Thread? Just a thought.
It's her last name.
Hm. My story is one filled with powerful magic users.
I know who I'd use already- my protagonist.
He used to be a very powerful user of wind magics, but he's grown too old and frail to use them at all without overexerting himself. Thank God he can be normalized with minimal losses.
Most people on this forum seem to write with twentysomethings and teenagers, who may consider someone as old as him a liability.
And if he actually was on the Titanic, he would've drowned because he's not a woman or a child.
I could probably use post-exile Borghild, though even without the strength rings she is pretty strong. She has been quite physically active for the past fifty or so years.
Aside from the lives of select young, attractive men, she's really only interested in saving her own ass.
edited 26th Apr '11 10:13:11 PM by annebeeche
[Laughs] I like QQQQQ's idea, but then, I would, given that it wouldn't do anything to most of my characters. Unless I'm expected to sacrifice something as well — well, I should probably count unimaginably wealth and ethically challenged outside connections as a superpower and ax that. It wouldn't be fair to have someone call in a CH-47 and fly off into the sunset... as the W.A. goons have done twice in a row now. Maybe I'll give Sigmund himself a chance, with an explanation for his inability to contact the outside world.
edited 26th Apr '11 10:20:43 PM by KillerClowns
So... hmm... Well, there is that little bit at the end of PSG where Panty loses her powers, so I guess that'd work. Not that being able to turn clothing into weapons is gonna do a whole lotta good on a ship with (I presume) A: No ghosts, and B: Nobody else has powers.
Or I could be normal and play my mundane character before she goes through Training from Hell and learns how to channel ki.
edited 26th Apr '11 11:04:13 PM by animemetalhead
Instead of letting a minor Plot Hole stand as-is, I've decided to exploit it for the purposes of meta. Anyone take issue with this...?
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