“Although neither the Freudians nor the Jungians come right out and say it, they strongly suggest that we may have a core, a single basic carrier wave, or-to use language with which Jordan is comfortable-a single line of written code which cannot be stripped.'
'The PD,' Jordan said. 'The prime directive'.
'Yes,' the Head agreed. 'At bottom, you see, we are not Homo sapiens at all. Our core is madness. The prime directive is murder. What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle.” -Stephen King, Cell.
This RP will be an alternate version of Stephen King's book. An event, "the Pulse", hits the world and throws it into mayhem. Everyone using a mobile phone at the time (or afterwards) is affected. Their minds are "reset" essentially turning them into mindless zombies. The majority of them attack each other and the normal people left behind, slaughtering them in droves. The streets aren't a safe place to wander and locking yourself up in a secure house might be the one thing that keeps you alive, at least in the beginning. It will begin on the day of The Pulse and will follow our characters as they survive the initial outbreak and then attempt to survive the world that follows.
Ok, boring stuff.
1: Don't take the piss when you make your CS. Read it over before you post and if you think a skill or ability might be too much... Delete that shit or edit it out/tone it down.
2: No OOC fighting. Absolutely none of that. This is the only warning I'm going to give.
3: No god-modding/powerplay.
4: You may make as many characters as you can handle, but I'll need you post at very least a paragraph per character.
5: Romance is fine, but if things start to get, shall we say 'mature', fade to black.
6: Swearing is fine.
7: This is an RP set in a world created by Stephen King. There will be gratuitous violence and gore. If you have a problem with that, just move along, nothing for you here.
8: Have fun.
Just one question before I start my character, do we start before or after the initial Pulse?
Before. Your character will witness it if he/she is on the street.
Oh another thing! Where does this take place?
Well the book starts out in Boston. So I guess we'll start there too.
Alright, I'll do my character now!
I guess I'd better do the same.
Name: Clark Bradley
Appearance: Short dirty-blonde (blonde with streaks of brown) hair and a short trimmed beard. He is usually seen wearing hospital scrubs, or a simple jeans/t-shirt combo. Has a small, pointy nose and rounded dark-ish blue eyes. Skin is caucasian, not too tan but not pale either. His chin is also small and pointed.
Personality: Because of his schoolwork and internship, Clark doesn't get out too much. When he does talk to people, however, he trusts people he meets quite a bit, which has backfired, since he has been misused and misguided by some people. However he continues to put his faith blindly into people he meets.
Occupation: Student/Medical Intern (apprentice anesthesiologist)
Background History: Clark was born and raised in a small town in Vermont, up in the mountains. His parents were both working middle-class, and they often came home late, leaving Clark to care for himself. Because of this he became independent, able to take care of himself. He spent a lot of time either with his friends or in the woods. By high school, Clark's father was laid off and left without a job, and his mother's teaching job couldn't support the entire family, so Clark had to take a small job as a cashier. He worked hard to help his family, and between that and his schoolwork, he was left with little time to enjoy himself. At 18, he graduated and left for college in Boston, only able to afford tuition because of a partial scholarship and his job. Here he studied medicine, because he figured there was a lot of money in that field, and a few months before the pulse he began working as an intern in a general hospital in the city, which once again left him with very little time to relax.
Other: Because of his occupation and education, Clark has skills in the medicine field and could be useful in bad situations... however he has little to no experience with weapons and couldn't defend himself too well.
Question: Would landlines also turn you into one of the phone-zombies? I haven't read Cell in so long, I don't quite remember ^_^;
They don't, at least I'm pretty sure they don't.