Moments in a Minute (OOC) a detail based RP
The basic themes of this RP are character progression, complexity, and detail. The plot is loose, flowing, and free form to allow for people to explore the world of their writing and take out what they'd like from it.
Here's the idea: You live near or in a city. It's a small city, it goes by the name of Clayton. It's surroundings are rural, mostly farmland, valleys and forest area. The city has it's good parts and bad parts, like most places, but the section of the city this plot circles around is more of an artistic, historic place. Nestled within this city is a Cafe, a cozy little coffee shop with brick walls and a large glass pane covering 3/4's of the front. Stylized writing, black, and placed so carefully in immaculate italics, states that this shop is named "Milky Way Cafe", on the glass. Maybe you work here, in this little building with it's light wood floors covered in scratches and scuff marks, it's white spackled walls with abstract paintings of faces and metal sculptures and odd things poking about. Maybe you're a customer, sitting in a bright wooden chair, in a fantastical sort of color that doesn't even try to match it's table or anything else for that matter. Or perhaps you're a musician, sitting on a small raised platform with your guitar or some other instrument, playing and singing in an old microphone that smells of beer and coffee and lonely nights with no electricity. Are you a writer? Typing furiously into a laptop that holds all your hopes, dreams, wishes and escapes. Or are you the artist, scribbling into a pad of paper and wondering why it is the noses always look so odd?
Either way you are a person. That being said, you have a wonderfully rich array of life experiences, thoughts, feelings, ideas, personality quirks and flaws and the words with which to convey them to others.
The point of this RP is to develop our writing abilities, our way of analyzing everyday events and objects, our characters and how we convey, create, and progress their characters, and to try to accurately portray the complexities of relationships and humanity.
- I don't really mind if you don't post that often, but at least once a day is optimal. More than that is also fine, however be considerate of others.
- This RP can be as mature as you like in terms of violence, swearing, etc. (Though keep in mind realism is what we aim for) However for actual sex please fade out or go to PM's.
- As for post length, I'd like at least a paragraph. More than that is perfectly fine as well. As long as you try your best to convey what you want to say, and you can think of nothing else, all is well.
- Be kind to others, however your characters feel about each other. If you have a complaint about someone, feel free to PM me, I'll see if it can't be resolved.
- This one is a no-brainer, but please no Mary/Gary Sues. The point of this is to have a realistic character, with positives and negatives, flaws and quirks, pasts that have happy and sad.
- I love whales. Not relevant, I just had a conversation about whales. Majestic creatures.
- No god modding. Like in real life, our characters will have free will.
There will be two sheets, one you will fill out that will be posted here, so others will have a basic idea of who you are. That will be the first CS. The second is much more in depth, this one I'd like you to PM me. If I suggest anything different about your character, don't be offended, and you're free to decline. I simply want to offer some outside input so we can have the best characters possible. The reason for the second, private CS is that I feel in limiting the knowledge others have about him/her, but still having you decide that information before hand, the characters will have a more real and meaningful relationship as they discover each other.
CS #1 (To be posted publicly)
Basic appearance: (descriptions only)
CS #2 (To be PM'd to me)
Name: (Full/nickname presently, nicknames in past)
Age: (Birthdate and age)
Detailed appearance: (description)
Role: (Coworker, Writer, general customer, musician, etc.)
Musical tastes: (bands, genres, etc.)
Personal clothing style: (general description)
Occupation and/or area of study:
History: (You can be as detailed as you'd like)
Ideals: (Political leanings, religious ideas, basic morals)
Defining Moments: (A memory, book, thought, etc. that shaped them)
Anything else: (Whatever you'd like to add.)
Name: Adelaide Ann Dillard
Basic appearance: Vibrant freckles splashed onto a pale face, wavy brown, shoulder length hair, grey-blue eyes that flip upward at the ends and sparse eyelashes to frame them, strong eyebrows and a slightly crooked nose. Smallish face, with features overwhelming it a bit, thin but pleasant mouth, broad but wiry shoulders, small breasts, thin waist, small hips and long if not slightly awkward legs, slouching pose and stands just under 5'7.
Name: Bethany Rhodes
Appearance: Standing 5’5” Bethany is a model-esque beauty. She has flawless looking skin, partially thanks to tanning beds that give her a nice glow, and immaculate nails and eyebrows. She has mid-back length dark brown hair that she usually lets fall in waves. She has a more square shaped face with harsher cheek bones and defined jaw, and small in width but pouty lips. Her nose is rounded rather than pointed at the tip, and her hazel eyes are very round. She is on the small side size wise, about a 4, but not a stick.
Name: Martin Wells
Appearance: Martin is 5'11 and slightly on the chubby side, but not obese. He has reddish blonde hair and has some light stubble. His eyes are green, and usually behind a pair of glasses. He carries himself well, standing tall and not slouching. His skin is somewhat on the pale side, but not overly so.
Name: Sam Cirrus
Basic appearance: A short, stout man reaching 5 feet 7 inches with unkept jet black hair, tanned skin, and brown eyes. He is at a healthy weight with only a little fat, but has only slight muscle visible. He is broadly built and heavy-boned, with hard-set features.
Name: Olivia Locke
Appearance: Olivia was a rather small young woman; Small in stature and petite in size. Large emerald eyes sat affixed upon her heart shaped face. Her Latina heritage blessed Olivia with mocha skin and long glossy chestnut colored hair; While her Irish side blessed her with those striking green eyes and freckles dotted across her shoulders. She had thick, but very well groomed eye brows, and a small round button shaped nose. Her lips weren't small, nor were they large. They were a nice in between of the two, and dusky rose tinted.
Name: Abigail Berry
Basic appearance: Abigail is 5'6",120 lbs. She has red, straight, chest length hair. She has downturned, bulging blue green eyes, and wears half rim glasses. She has a flat nose, a square shaped head, and clear ivory skin. She typically wears a lavender sweater with a t-shirt underneath, skinny jeans and a watch and earrings.