The Legend of DraightIntroduction
It was a slightly apprehensive day at Hidden Falls High. Today was the first day of school, and everyone was worried about having the good teachers or having classes with their friends. The halls were empty until a bell rang and students flooded into the halls from the classrooms. It was now eighth period, the last of the day.
"Justin!" called a girl.
A boy stopped and turned around, recognizing the voice was his girlfriend's, Alyssa. She rushed up to him, pushing a few people out of her way. "Hi Alyssa," he said, smiling. "I'm bummed we don't have any classes together so far."
"I know! It sucks!" she said, crossing her arms. "Ooh! Lemme see your schedule! What do you have next?"
Justin reached into his pocket and pulled out an index card which he had written his schedule on and handed it to her. She hastily scanned and card and looked up, stifling laughter. "Mythology?" she asked, looking down at the card again to make sure her eyes weren't playing tricks on her. "Are you serious?"
He looked over and pointed to the card. "Honors Mythology," he corrected.
Alyssa looked up, chuckling. "Oh, my mistake," she said sarcastically, handing him back the card. "Why didn't you take Government? I literally know no one in my class."
Justin shrugged. "Myth is a substitute Social Studies credit," he said. "I heard Government is hard."
"Honors Myth," she said, smiling. "For the smart people."
He rolled his eyes. "Whatever... C'mon, I'll walk you to class."
They took off toward the science wing, where Alyssa was to have Chem. As they approached the door, the bell rang, signalling that Justin was now late to his class. "You should go," said Alyssa. "All right, see you at the flagpole" he replied. He gave her a quick kiss before he turned and headed off toward the Social Studies area. He looked at his index card again, checking the room number: 175. He finally found the room and opened the door, stepping inside.
An short, older woman with white hair had been looking down at a clipboard with the attendance sheet on it. She looked familiar... "Justin Slater?" she asked, her voice soft and sweet.
"Yeah, sorry I'm late," he said, scanning for an open seat. As he looked, he saw no one he was friends with, though he did recognize a few people. Thankfully, he spotted an empty desk in the back. He slowly walked back and set his backpack down.
"It's quite all right," said the teacher, smiling. "Now we can start. I am Mrs. Adkins. Some of you may recognize me. I work part time here at Hidden Falls, only for seventh and eighth periods. Before and after that, I am the head librarian at the library."
Oh, that's where she was from. Justin was rather surprised that he knew her face since he never was in there often anyways.
After writing her name on the board, she turned and sized up her class. "I don't know what you may have heard," she said, "but this class is very fun, I assure you. I'm not a mean, cranky teacher who sits and assigns homework all day. However, I do have some bad news... We're starting off the year with a project."
The entire class groaned in unison. Ms. Atkins patiently waited until the murmuring died down and smiled. "Yes, I know it sounds bad. But it's easy." She began to write a few words on the board: Roman, Greek, Norse, Chinese.
"These are all types of mythologies," she said as she wrote. "All I want you to do, is pick one, not necessarily from this list, and find out a certain tradition that people did. It could have been to please the gods, to receive good luck, anything. I recommend you record it for added effect."
When she finished writing, she turned back to the class. "Also, I want to add that less common mythologies or belief systems will not be graded as hard. I realize this is a mixed class, so I'll assign you all to groups of four so you don't have to deal with the grief of finding one yourself. I will give you the rest of the period to discuss your project with your groups. I suggest you don't dillydally because, unfortunately, I will be leaving for a trip to Ireland on Thursday, and I can't possibly have the substitute grade these videos, so I need them by Wednesday."
The class groaned again. Ms. Atkins raised her hands in an gesture of innocence. "I'm sorry! Just have fun with it and get to know your classmates! Remember, we haven't even learned anything yet, so I don't expect these to be great!" There was a bit more grumbling before the room calmed down again. "Now, let me go through the groups..."
Hello, everyone. If you haven't read the interest-check thread on this, I highly recommend that you do, so this may make more sense to you. Click here to be enlightened.
In case you're too lazy to click the link and read, I'll just summarize my plan for you. The idea is that we work on a Mythology project for some unknown belief system. We decide to do a ritual that we found in an old book from the library. As you're recording, the ritual is actually, well, funcitonal. And you all disappear to wake up in some unknown world. When we get to that point, I'll edit this post will all the details you will need to know. We're going to start the roleplay from this point, since I can't get too far into it without knowing your characters. Now, without further ado, let's continue!
Reserved for when we actually get there. Plus my brain is kinda mush right now.
- This roleplay may be a very long journey. I need commitment from all of you. I am busy as well, but I always make time to get online at least once a day. For best results, I recommend that you do not have a life.
- I'm only accepting three other people. It is not first-come-first-served. If I don't accept you, please don't take it personally. I still love you<3 I'm just weird and I need to make sure characters will fit best in the situation.
- Use proper grammar... spelling.... all that good stuff. I'm not crazy about it, but I require some level of effort. In regular OOC, I don't care about that.
- I want a minimum of three lines. (not full) I assure you, it really isn't hard. The only exception I will make, is if you are in a conversation. Sometimes, there just isn't anything to add to a post.
- Violence and swearing are fine by me. They add realism. I'm sure if you were about to get killed, you wouldn't go "Oh golly goodness!" If it makes you uncomfortable, please tell me.
- I mean romance isn't the main idea of the roleplay. But if you do fall in love with a fellow RPer, keep the sexy stuff to PMs, all right? Good.
- Be chill. Like my screen name. Lol.
- I reserve the right to add to or alter these rules at any time for any reason.
Nicknames - (optional)
Age - (14-18 I would like everyone to be within the same general age group, though.)
Appearance - (If you use a picture, tell me things that aren't said in the picture, like height, weight, eye color, possibly)
Personality - (I never require this. However, just a lliitttllleee would be nice.)
Short History - (Family life, people they may be dating, sexuality, past experiences)
Likes and Interests -
General Dislikes -
Other - (Did I forget something? Put that here.)
Writing Sample - (THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! I want you to write me a decent sample of writing [not about this roleplay] just so I may see your voice and writing style. It can be a poem, short story, excerpt from a story, a rant, an observation, anything. Just give me something.)
Justin Slater (Freeze)
William Burnwight (Arlear)
Jodi Litton (Bumblebee848)
Sean Grayson (Shoryu)
Aside from adding everything about Draight, I may add a few things here and there to this post. I'll try to inform you all when I do.
If you have any questions or comments or concerns, go ahead and post them. I don't bite. At first.
And if you were all curious, I did not base the intro off something from my school. I don't even know if Mythology is offered, lol. All came from my brain.
Also, a word of advice. Don't control your characters. Let your character control themselves. If you're into acting, you may know what I am referring to. Don't always base your character off yourself. Pretend like there's another personality in your head that tells you what to write.