Ahem. Thank you so much for accepting me!
I'm not surprised her history felt skimpy to you. It's skimpy for my taste, too. When you put up the comment about whoever gets the CS up first gets read first, I had an anxiety moment and went, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. I won the race, but Misty lost. Please be assured that her history isn't lacking thought, just execution. A lot of Misty's current faith centers around the events with Randy and the baby. I intend to try to show some of that IC since I didn't really show it in the CS, but if you prefer I can add to the history instead.
It struck me that the Cultists were noted as being instrumental in the RP but nobody was playing one. I'm fascinated by religious cults, and OMG Manson I was like, that's it. I wanna play Charlie. And then I saw the Confederacy. I am actually in a Confederate state, and considering the number of Southern Baptists who are very devoutly religious, and the ways in which they live their faith, it seemed like a very logical (and potentially very dangerous powerful) combination.
I generally do a lot of character development throughout a roleplay. It's one of my favorite parts, in fact. I'm a little rusty, and was in a hurry, which is why Misty's past didn't come out as good as it could have. But I'm glad you got a good sense of her. I know how annoying it can be when a character comes in and is magically talented somehow at everything she needs. Perhaps I'm a little on the nutty side but I've done more than a little research into surviving an apocalypse, whatever form it might take. Ever read The Stand by Stephen King? Now there's some scary stuff. In my research I've realized that today's existing rednecks are some of the best-equipped people to survive such an event because they already know how to live off the land; how to hunt, farm, fish, how to fix torn pants and replace busted zippers. In some very rural areas of the South, some people still to this day live without electricity from the grid. I plan to give a lot of perspective about who Misty is and where she comes from throughout the first few posts I write for her. Thanks for trusting me to do this by approving me on what I've got already.
Also, I never said her clothes were clean. I just said what they are.
Oh, and one more thing. OMG the red. I had to copypasta the entire thing to Word and change it to black so that I could read it without squinting and putting my face right up to the screen. I love colors as much as the next girl, but please, for the sake of my burning retinas, please use a nice blue or something.
I'm very, very glad to hear you like her so much! To be honest, I haven't read a whole lot of the IC (which I plan to change very soon) but I don't get the sense that The Farm is aware of the Church's presence nearby. Maybe they are and I just haven't read it yet, but either way I'm going to be PMing you about some stuff eventually. Though the largest reason for my choice of Topeka was based on the Confederate/Church combination, I was excited to realize it would put me in close parameters with your otherwise unattached group. I suddenly have a premonition: after returning to home base to rest and resupply, Misty is deployed north...
Honestly, I loved that you picked Haven Folk. It is definitely a different path, and one I would say a more difficult one to play. I am looking forward to reading the back-story on how your group is coping with their new lifestyles. (Because what I've read so far has been a lot of Zed shenanigans.)
I think that Misty has the potential to cause trouble with (and maybe for) a lot of people. I think you're very accurate when you say that she might not realize how very dangerous the world has become. I say she's people-savvy, but maybe that's not the right word for it. She has a very good way of dealing with people is perhaps more accurate. Making people trust her. I don't think she's ever encountered anyone with a talent for the same that didn't use their tits in the process. Again, I haven't read a lot of the IC yet, but my impression of Simon so far is that he's the type of person who's going to make Misty feel her lack of intellect, and that she isn't going to like it. I look forward to the interaction. C:<
Oh, I bet Misty and Issac would have plenty to talk about. They're the only two characters in this RP (far as I can tell) who ever went hunting with their father. Issac strikes me as the kind of guy Misty would get along with. FYI, most of the South hates Florida. They're the only Southerners who aren't really Southerners. But yeah, in case you haven't guessed, Misty's the sort of person who is glad to share her faith with anyone who will listen. I look forward to having her someday bend his ear. :3
Okay, I think that's everything. Time to fire off a quick PM and sneak in a little work on the first post before bed.