I waste no time retelling what I've told, if you want more information than what is in the OOC, read the above link.
WELCOME TO THE END OF THE WORLD; HAVE A NICE DAY!
Sorry, I'm a tad bit over-dramatic with things.
If you are here you are about to embark on a wonderful yet terrifying journey through the twists and turns of the human mind and the inhumanity of the up-and-coming demonic apocalypse. I want to wish you luck in not crying somewhere in this roleplay, or raegquiting for the day and throwing your computer against the wall. Not to alarm you, but we shall be very involved. I do not expect this roleplay to "hit it off"... we are TAKING OUR TIME to make the best posts and plot turns possible. Also, you will be submitting to my will as soon as you sign up, this roleplay isn't just about you, it's about the plot, and regrettably the plot comes first.
Let's get some things ---------- (Straight):
*~*These posts will be in order of the character's numbers, to break order you must have my permission. This is to keep the roleplay from running away from a certain roleplayer, we must all be completely engaged with the current events.
*~*There is a SPECIAL technique we shall be using for back stories. I call it "Flashbacking" (THE CHEESINESS).
This color shall be used after a set of "----" separating from the posts -current- actions. This means this color is to ONLY be used with references to the past. Flashbacks should be kept sparse and far between, but when it happens, the meaning is to give further insight into why your character is or acts the way they do. The only time this technique will not be used is the first post. I'll explain that when the IC goes up.
*~* I want to keep posts around 3-5 paragraphs to keep the roleplay going somewhat quick. Since there will be alot of character interaction large posts may be burdensome to some. SO we will keep the size minimum Advanced standards.
What to expect from your GM.
*~* I will be in constant communication with all 6 roleplayers due to the plot of this story. Individually, I will PM you guys information concerning your character's purpose and future. Don't worry, I am not going to manhandle your character, but a "duty" will be thrust upon each character which will assess their humanity.
*~* This color will mean a GROUP-WIDE alert concerning the plot. and will come at the VERY END of the post. It will also be used highlight important information revealed by NPCs.
*~* I am a freaking NERD, so I will CONSTANTLY be putting in links and URLs to set moods and tones in my posts, as well in the next few posts. Be sure to click these, some may contain hints.
Name: Gabriel Laughly
Gabriel is a man of pastels, bright colors, and yogurt shaded skin. His skin is creamy and white, it looks smooth and supple. He supports bright orange-brown freckles on his cheeks and nose, they frame a pair of ice blue eyes perfectly. He has a small nose and small ears. His hair is a light shade of strawberry blonde and is kept "high-and-tight". It almost seems to form a Mohawk. His hair is also very curly and flays out in the direction toward his forehead, earning him a few curly ringlets dangling in his face. He is fairly short, coming at 5'5, and is thin, yet has a sort of belly. He is muscular, but most of it is hidden in a small layer of barely noticeable pudge, like baby fat.
He dresses in plain t- shirts that fit snug, a a-shirt tucked into his pants which are almost always a large pair of cargos. He normally wears his pants long as if he enjoys stepping on the cuffs. His shoes are often converse or sandals. He wears a sapphire colored stone around his neck, and both wrists are adorned with various bracelets of all sorts of colors. They reach half way up his arm.
BRIEF, description of personality, history, and bio:
Gabriel, or Gabe, or Gabbers, is a very happy individual. He is known for his wide array of laughs that jump into any place without cause, he's just that happy. He is extremely aware of his appearance, and his actions, he follows rules he himself makes to keep him grounded as a good person, as his brain is its own little storm of thoughts, good and bad. His mother began to teach him dancing and acrobatics when he was five. Naturally, being a dancers son, he excelled. Because of his somewhat feminine qualities, though they are what jerks define as feminine, has lead him to several fights and squabbles, most coming to blows. He is currently in a coma from being smacked hard into the ground by a boy twice his size (which is not hard to find).
Parental Relationship: Gabriel has an outstanding relationship with his mother, and has sometimes been referred to as a momma's boy. His father died in a bank robbery a few months before he was born, so all he's ever known is his mom. She taught him how to be joyous, as well as taught him dancing (she herself danced many styles). She also taught him how to reserve himself, and not go for something just because he wanted it.
Name: Michael Arbiter
Appearance: Michael has short, somewhat dark blond hair that falls to about halfway between his eyebrows and the top of his forehead. His face is clean-shaven, and his eyes are a very soft shade of a dark, forest green. His nose has a rather small crick in it, where it was broken when he was about eight, after tripping over an untied shoelace and smacking his face on the ground. He has a very amiable facial structure overall. His build is rather lean, built for speed (though he relies heavily on an altercation not coming to physical blows), and he stands at about the average of 5’9”. He wears semi-nice clothing; button-up, short-sleeved overshirts over dark, or faded, blue jeans. Usually, under the shirts, are plain, sleeveless t-shirts, and the overshirts are left unbuttoned. Finally, he wears black hiking-style shoes with white strings and a black leather eyepatch that straps around his head and rests over his left eye. He used to be rather self-conscious about it, but eventually learned to embrace the fact that he was different, and even likes the way it makes him distinct... makes him who he is.
BRIEF, description of personality, history, and bio: Michael has always been the type to like a consistent environment, though he also enjoys his fair share of small changes and new things. Regardless, he has a very analytical mind and he loves to debate, often playing “Devil’s Advocate,” and point/counter-point to put a fresh spin on something. His outlook on life is somewhat positive, preferring to, at the very least, try to find the silver lining in life. He’s known as something of a mediator, within his family and school; being the youngest in his family, it was something he needed. He grew up in Southern America, in a small town of Southern Arizona, in a neighbourhood just outside of Phoenix. He had two sisters, both of which moved out before him, as he’s the youngest, and a single dad. When he was about two, though he can't remember it, Michael and his father were hit by a drunk driver in a truck. Thankfully, they were both okay... Sadly, however, Michael was left without his left eye, and they couldn't afford to get him a false one to put in, with three kids and a single parent, they were basically living paycheck-to-paycheck.
Talent/Artistry: Spoken Word/Speech
Parental Relationship: Michael was always very close with his father, who was Chief of Police for the Phoenix area. He always figured it was because he was the only boy, and the youngest of three children, as well as the last before they lost their mother due to what he was always told were "birth complications" with him. He didn't have some sob-story about losing his mom or his father becoming a drunkard and blaming him for it. He was grateful to live life as a run-of-the-mill sort of kid, and his father was always having open discussions and debates and talks, keeping Michael's mind moving and open. But his father never took him shooting, saying something along the lines of not needing it, or the skill being something that wasn't necessary. Regardless, Michael and his father were very close, but he never knew his mother.
ame: Lachlan Simoneau
Appearance: Lachlan is just slightly taller than average, measuring five feet and eleven inches. His bulky swimmer-like build makes him deceptively heavy, weighing in at 190 to 195 pounds. He has dark ash blonde hair and rich chocolaty brown eyes that almost seem burgundy in the right light. He usually keeps a line of beard hair framing/connecting his side burns, jawline and goatee, but keeps it all cleanly trimmed. His facial features are bold but endearing. Lachlan's hands are fairly square and powerful; his short-but-not-stubby fingers are perfect for sculpting and modeling arts but would be terrible for most types of instruments. More often than other he simply sports jeans, a nicely fitted hoodie (nothing baggy or grungy) and yellow converse sneakers. He has a half-sleeve tattoo covering his right forearm: a toucan with bird of paradise flowers and the phrase "Just for Today" on the inside, it was his requested birthday present when he turned eighteen.
BRIEF, description of personality, history, and bio: Lachlan was a good kid and an easy teenager, unlike his older brother who was much more rebellious. He was endearing and charismatic, and always willing to stand up for his ideals. It often surprised his peers and adults how assertive and confident he was despite being born deaf-mute. Lachlan always worked hard to promote the best in others and be a positive leader, inspiring others through his own actions as he was denied the gift of speech. He is genuinely calm and collected, a true embodiement of the philosophy behind the Strength tarot card.
Talent/Artistry: Sculpture - carving - with a preference for wood or ice, when it is available.
Parental Relationship: Lachlan always got along well with both his parents. At the age of 5 he walked in on his mother having an affair. She was embarassed, mostly, but after a bit of panicking and shouting - which the boy did not hear anyway - she broken down into tears. The boy sympathized with the grief and simply gave her a hug. To this day she claims it was the most humbling experience of her life. Moved by her son's gesture and emotional maturity, she confronted her husband. The couple survived, but it took a few darker years for things to really get well again. Both of Lachlan's parents noticed he had that gift of moving people into righteousness, truly bringing out the best in them. They decided to get him involved in creative arts from a very young age, firmly believing it would help him experience the world beyond the traditional sensory experience, of which he was partially impaired.
Name: Anne Cooper
Appearance: Standing at a lithe five foot eight, Anne has grown into herself over the past four years. With creamy skin covering her from head to toe, the deep chestnut of her hair has sharply contrasted with it. It falls in gentle waves to just below her shoulder blades, and is typically held back with a white hair tie half way up the back of her head. Her face is round, with a small button nose high cheekbones. Her eyes are a soft gray, often reflective, showing more of the person she is conversing with than herself. They are not emotionless, however; they often seem to be lit up in laughter or framed under slim eyebrows slanted in concern. Her long fingers are typically adorned with one ring on each finger, one being a family crest and the other her class ring from high school. On her right wrist is a knotted bracelet her friend made for her in the fifth grade.
She wears simple, dark wash jeans and blouses, often being slightly larger than necessary. Anne constantly carries an extra sweatshirt as well, to lend to her more temperature sensitive friends. Her blouses vary in color, but she always wears black running shoes. After one unfortunate day, she gave up ballet flats for the more practical shoes as she saw a dog running off from their owner. She aided them in catching the dog, but left her shoes on the sidewalk in the process.
BRIEF, description of personality, history, and bio: Raised as the oldest of three children, Anne quickly developed a nurturing nature. Her last sibling was born almost a full decade after her, and so once her baby brother Isaac was born, she helped take care of him. Her family was solid middle class, so she never had needs that could not be met. She is not only loyal to her family, but to her school. She often helps grade papers for elementary school teachers, and clean the cafeteria.
Parental Relationship: Anne is extremely close to both her parents, but especially her mother. One of the most defining moments in their relationship happened when she herself was exceptionally young. When the middle child was receiving her infant inoculations, Anne assaulted the nurse with all the power her three year old body could muster. While her mother condoned her for her protectiveness, she admonished her from such violence, reprimanding her. From that point forward, her mother taught her to restrain her temper and express kindness and concern through words rather than through violence. This has continued to her last year of high school, with her opting to work in service projects over extra credit activities and sports. Instead, she was taught to express herself through music; namely the cello.
Name: Karen Piece
Appearance: Karen has a very business oriented style. Her hair, black and straight, is usually kept in a tight pony tail or bun. She needs, and wears, reading glasses, and typically dresses in a woman's dress suit, the color of which is almost always beige or black. She is tall, skinny, and a bit boney, not having very defined curves. Her eyes are a light blue, and her skin is a peachy white. She always tries to keep her appearance meticulously clean and tidy. While it is almost never unbound, her hair is about a foot and a half long.
Bio: Karen's older sister is a druggy, and her family lost track of her several years ago. Karen, with the help of her parents has been taking care of her sister's little boy since she was 15 years old; the last time the family saw her. Her son is now six, and isn't even aware that Karen isn't his mother. As soon as she graduated high school, Karen got a position as a secretary for a real estate firm to help support herself and the child. Karen is over protective, strict, but very loving, taking the raising of the child almost entirely into her own hands.
Talent/Artistry: Organization - Karen is very good at multi-tasking; both dealing with multiple situations at once, and keeping track of all the information she is presented with. She is observant, cunning, and focused.
Virtue: Humility (Sneaking suspicion? You put it in the Interest check! xD)
Parental Relationship: Karen has a reasonably strong relationship with her mother, but she is emotionally very independent of them. Both her parents were career people, and so when the baby got dumped in their house, they were worried about who would take care of it. Her parents are upset with her sister, seeing her irresponsible action of dumping the child on them as ruining both of their daughters' lives; because of the child, Karen did not go off to college and be the success her parents thought she would be.
Name: Jessica Nelson
Appearance: Jessica have blue-grey eyes. She have scapula-length gold-brown hair with black highlights and a brighter shade of her natural hair colour near the tips of her hair. She have one ear stud in each ear on the earlobe that she got from her mother. She uses some make-up to enhance her features, bot it mostly consists of mascara or eyeliner and sometimes some eyeshadow with only a little cosmetics on her cheeks. Jessica have a somewhat rounded face, but in no way fat. She have sharply pointed eyebrows and an "average" nose.
Jessica normally wears one-piece dresses and tends to skip out on a bra, keeping the fabric tightly wrapped around her body with some extra support around her chest. In her home, she normally walks around in her underwear or wears a brightly multi-coloured bathrobe on top of the underwear. If she's not wearing dresses, she can be seen in either shorts and a t-shirt or joggings and a t-shirt. Jessica normally wears darker clothes, mostly black or grey and most of her t-shirts have some kind of motif on them. She also normally wears a necklace made out of different pearls and stones that glimmer in the sun.
Jessica have a somewhat close to hourglass build with D-cups and curvy hips, but she is not too thin, nor too big, she is somewhere in the middle, "buxom". She is 5'8" and weights 135 lbs. During her first time drunk just before graduation, she did a thing that she rarely speaks about. She pierced her nipples together with some friends and girlfriend from class at a salon. She almost never wear the matching studs or rings that she brought for the holes together with her girlfriend, but she still have them stored in her vanity case.
BRIEF, description of personality, history, and bio: Jessica is a very logical person that thinks before she acts, but she is not afraid of having fun or make jokes. Jessica would never shy away from helping someone in need, however, she will not give out money, she thinks that it do no good. She does not expect a repayment except that others would do the same thing for her in times of need. But, Jessica can be quite jealous sometimes, especially if it concerns her girlfriend whom she hold above everyone else in the world.
Jessica had quite a normal childhood up until middle school where she got bullied quite a bit. It was during the last year of high school that she met her girlfriend, Irene, whom dragged Jessica out of her swamp. Despite what she showed to others, Jessica was suffering ever since the bullying started, and it kept going up until the end of high school. Irene brought light into Jessica's inner life again and the pain and suffering left her heart and was replaced with happiness and joy.
Talent/Artistry: Well rounded on most things, better on some, worse on some. The ability to influence others to do her will or go along with suggestions, but she would never make anyone go against their ideals or morals. She also hows to behave and act in public with grace.
Relationship with Girlfriend: Jessica loves Irene above everyone else in the world and would do almost anything to keep her. They met early in the final year of high school in a joint exercise between two classes and they happened to get paired together. Both of them quickly took a liking to each other and exchanged contact information, becoming best friends. They did everything together and spent quite a bit of time with each other. About half a year into their friendship, Irene confessed to Jessica, and Jessica shyly confessed that she had liked Irene for some time. When she brought Irene home for the first time and told her parents about her being a lesbian, they were surprised to say the least. Both her parents her Jessica herself are devout Christians, but they believe in love above all else and did not mind her homosexuality, even if her mother and Jessica had a long conversation after Irene had gone home again.
Name: Taryn Lecher
Taryn is small and slight, barely breaking the 100-pound 5' barrier on a good day. She recently shaved the
sides of her head, leaving shoulder-length, straight, red-orange hair at the top to fashionably shade one half
of her head. Her skin is a light orange, and her natural hair color (and therefore her eyebrows) match her
With little excess weight to sculpt a feminine figure, Taryn has a very boyish figure: her waist is tight,
but even that she hides with her non-figure-hugging waistcoat. Said waistcoat covers a button-up shirt, neatly
ironed but generally with the sleeves pushed above her elbows. Completing the ensemble is a generic pair of
grey-faded blue jeans, held up by a black belt with casual sneakers to match.
Taryn's only notable accessories are her thin-framed glasses and the pocket watch she keeps in her vest.
Personality, history, and bio:
Taryn is adept at pulling order and clarity out of chaos. As such, though she can sometimes seem excentric
and odd, there's always a motive behind her actions that shines through in the final result. She's steadfast in
the face of opposition and will see any task to completion if she sets her mind to it. Sometimes, though, that
same steadfastness can make her frustrating to work with, and her natural openness to suggestion as an artist
sometimes leads her astray.
She's been homeschooled her entire life, and she's gotten to the age when it's time to get out and have some
Parental Relationship: Taryn's father divorced her mother when she was a kid, and her mother won custody in the
ensuing battle. So, though Taryn has a good relationship with her father, it's her mother to whom she's closer.
She's always considered her mother a bit overwhelming (homeschooling will do that), and has acted out in her own
little ways, but she deeply loves and respects her mother, especially for introducing her to art and the techniques
she uses to create it.