A good-old School Life RP. No Magic, No Melee, No Crap.
Genre: School-life, Comedy, Romance, Slice-of-life
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Welcome to Tsuitō, one of the top Schools in the world. Regardless of how you got here, whether it be academic achievement or excellence in sports, rich family paying your way in or scholarships, you are a new freshman here. We, The School Board, have reviewed your scholastic background and are happy to announce that you have been accepted to attend Tsuitō starting in August.
The Campus will have everything needed for an aspiring success such as yourself. We have retail outlets for all your basic needs, a state-of-the-art Recreation Center, and more, which will be explained during your Homeroom's tour the day before school. That is also when you will meet the people you will be learning with for the next three years.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school's administration.
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As you may have gathered from above, you are all freshman in the same homeroom. This RP is about how the students in Homeroom 21 interact and survive (thrive?) together until they graduate and go on with their lives. How will the next three years of school treat you? Well, make a character and find out.
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○Keep the OOC clean. No swearing, sexual talk, and the like.
○No More than 3 Characters per player.
○Do not bully other members of this rp, or even insult them. If you do, I will kick you out.
○Do not kill other characters for your own satisfaction. Ask them first then inform me.
○Don't SPAM in the main rp thread. Or here. Or in anything I own. I'll cut you.
○If you have any suggestions, send me a private message and I'll answer you right away.
○Don't hesitate to join, there is no limit!
○Don't break the rules. I am not kidding around anymore.
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Send me a private message if you are confused about anything. I'll put more details about the school rules and whatnot in the actual IC thread, where it'll actuall matter.
Character Info, Sheet, List, Announcements and Events
Tsuito is a High Class School meant for elite kids. Whether those elites are amazing athletes, huge brains, musical geniuses, or just have a lot of money, they are here for a reason, a reason that let them forgo normal school for a school that is practically made of money. State of the art facilities, the best staff that money can hire, and all the goodies in between.
However, despite being elite, your character is not going to be perfect. They have downfalls. Weaknesses to go with their strengths. Math Geniuses aren't necessarily smart in other fields. Musicians aren't all going to be amazing poets who can put words into a song. You get my point, and I'm sure there are thousands of combinations to make your elite track star more human.
Since Tsuito is all about individuality and people being who they are while pushing their talents as far as they can go, so there is no school uniform. No offensive or revealing clothing, but otherwise your character can wear what they want.
I'm sure there's things I'm forgetting, but I don't want to sit here and think about it for the next hour. So yeah.
Saiga is a delinquent, pure and simple. But, even more than that, He's delinquent who is tired of being a delinquent. He's foul-mouthed and tactless. He has a temper, and along with that temper is a very competitive, combative personality. Saiga is reckless, headstrong, and arrogant.
Everyone's second impression, without fail, is that he's a distant person. And they're right, at least until Saiga warms up to them. He's fairly distrustful around people, mostly due to how poorly he was raised. That's only around people he doesn't know though. If there is one unknown in a room of fifty of his friends, he'll revert to his distant self. Not that he has fifty friends, however.
Despite all of this, He's a nice enough guy. He does what is right, even if it will make him unpopular. He can be a bit sarcastic and cold from time to time, but for the most part, He's carefree and fun. He spends most of his time playing guitar or hanging out with his friends (far and few between). Of course, this part is only seen by people who manage to crack into his cold, hard shell.
○Theme Song: (optional)
The fact that he likes sweets. It's not "tough" to like sweets, and the last thing he wants to look like is some sort of sissy.
His slight obsession with High Fantasy. This is Japan, so he's fine with people knowing he likes some manga and anime, but hell if people are going to think he's some sort of sword and sorcery nerd.
Tries to appear male, but is actually a female
Shino is not overly tall or short, she is about 5"4 and weighs about 125 lbs. She is built "like a brick" as most would say, the only difference being her B-cup chest which is normally bound back. She has a rather masculine face with a broader chin and thicker cheek bones, we eyes, nose, lips, and over all small head shape being the most feminine thing about her. Her hair is short and regularly cut, framing her face in blue-black strands. Her eyes are gray-blue and sometimes framed with blue-rimmed glasses. She has an interest in hats and suits, and is normally seen in male clothing.
Dressing in boy clothes: Bigger, comfier, and usable pockets. Who cares if I'm mistake for a guy?
Detective work: I love solving mysteries and thinkng outside of the box. I used to play detective with my little brother all the time, and I became a bit famous for helping my grandmother solve a murder case a few months back. I'm known as "The Teenage Detective"!
Reading: A nice, quiet pass time. Sometimes I just get swept away by the books I read.
Puzzles: Something to make me think hard, that's what I look for.
Kuro, her pet dog: Kuro is my best friend, he's a mutt, a black lab and blood hound mix. He's save me multiple times, I guess it's a thank you for saving him from the pound.
Warm places: Much better then feeling cold and stiff, thats for sure!
Spicy foods: Anything that has a hot flavor is a-okay in my book.
Writing: Coming up with stories and putting them on paper, ah, such a helpful pass time when I need to vent.
Academics: One of the few things I'm good at.
Rain: It has a calming smell and noise.
Home-cooked meals: The always taste better then other meals for some reason.
Cold weather: Ugh, I hate snow and wind and feeling ridged.
Dresses/skirts: ... They make me feel awkward and I have no idea why!
Sweets: Not one for a cake, I dislike anything too sweet for its own good.
Sitting in one place for too long: I just want to get up and go sometimes, that's why I hate school.
Lectures: Could they be any longer?
Cats: I-I think I'm allergi- ACHOO!
Cooking: I just can't. It's difficult to understand.
Water: Can't swim, never tried, never will.
Pitch Blackness: I am easily made uncomfortable in dark, enclosed places.
Sharp objects: I have my reasons... Probably seeing all those crime scene photos.
Older men: I was just a bad experience during my youth that I haven't seemed to grown out of.
Spiders: Creepy crawly arthropods that appear where ever they fell, not my best friend, I can tell you that.
Loud, repetitive music: Writing non-sexual lyrics with a nice beat can't be that hard, right?
Shino was the first born of the Kurosawa family. Being the eldest sister of two younger siblings, little sister Chihiro and brother Shiro, Shino had a somewhat protective older sibling complex, always keeping a keen eyeing the two while she went through elementary and middle school. She tried to act mature around her elders and siblings as a way of seeming older then she actually was. Now, Shino's family wasn't the most well known at the time, nor riches, but they were sewn tightly together and very close. The family, sometimes, was a but to close for comfort, and Shino fond it suffocating to be with them at times. By the time she entered middle school, Shino was completely tired of her parents. She began focusing on her academics rather then her family, training her brain instead of spending her time with her family. She found comfort in mystery novels, and at the age of twelve Shino vowed to herself that she will become a detective, someone who solves mysteries and saves people. Her father, however, told her that she couldn't become a detective because she was too weak, and Shino was heartbroken. Although she didn't have time to train her body because of her academics, she had another idea. She could become a boy. It would be easy for someone like her.
The Kurosawa family was transferred when Shino was about to enter her second year in middle school. She thought of it as an opportunity to start her new life as a boy. The first day, people seemed oblivious to it, and Shino was obviously pleased. The next few days, though, would ruin that cheerful attitude was tarnished. Shino had tried to make friends, but it ended with her secret being discovered and becoming the new bully bait at the school. She was called a freak for her cross dressing, a show off an a nerd because of her brains, and ugly simply because they could. School that was once a haven for Shino turned into a living hell. Thumbtacks in her shoes, nasty notes, glares. It was a constant hassle to get out of bed every morning for the younger Shino. She was completely and utterly alone all though her second-year, and she eventually accepted it and pretended to ignore it by focusing on her studies. The Kurosawa family was soon transferred again in her final year at middle school, and this time Shino had a different approach to school. She was quiet and secretive and barely made any friends (though some people would take the time to sit with her during free time and chat amou themselves while she listened. Shino appreciated people like that). By the end of the semester, she was still seen as a boy and treated as a boy, and Shino loved it. Over the summer, a few key points in her life change it drastically.
Spending her summer days in the small town where her grandmother lived was not the ideal life for a growing teen, but Shino greatly appreciated the peace and quiet. That wa until she witnessed a crime scene, and the death of an old family friend. Out of sudden interest, she asked her grandmother, who was prestigious and famous detective at the time, if she could help with the investigation. By the end of summer vacation, her grandmother's fame was passed on after it being revealed that Shino solved the case, discovering the killer of the man was none other then his greedy wife. She was spread through the media as "The Teenage Detective". Her fame bought her a one way ticket to Tsuito.
At first glance she is quiet and mature, always sitting up tall with a sense of refinement. Very observant, she'd rather watch something play out then go along with it at first, and when things either become interesting or out of hand she will try to pitch in and help. Smart and productive, she is known mostly for her high grades and work in the detective career, and she has shown to have quiet a bit of interest in classes about literature or history. Very secretive towards strangers or classmates, it takes a lot to actually get her to talk about her worries or herself. Though possible, it is very hard for Shino to make friends, as she thinks it is either a waste of time or just impossible for someone like her. Passed her mature exterior, you will discover a much more childish, upbeat girl who is curious about everything. Somewhat of a tomboy, she doesn't mind getting down and dirty, nor being mistaken for a guy. Thoughtful and deep mentaly, she often has a dazed or knowing look in her eyes when alone. A bit protective over her family and friends, she will stand up against anything bad that tries to go against them, even though she isn't much good in a fight (unless it's a debate.) Rather sharp tongued, she uses well thought out insults and smart comebacks in most debates, always having a knowing smirk on her face. Known to analyze people and use their weaknesses against them if so needed. When angry she simply lares at everything, and her glares are rumored to be soul-piercing scary. Stubborn yet understanding, Shino could be a true-blue friend.
A Realistic Logical Ideologist
This morning's news made a fool of me again,
Having a bold title, and important matters and weapons,
And complex sounding words all side by side, so,
"Are you an idiot?" Well, why don't you just use simple words?
Using theories and tired excuses as a cover,
Your voice won't reach me.
From the time I said bye yesterday, to the very beginning of today,
Is it papa or mama standing at the top?
I, being stupid, turned my back to it.
As though sleeping, the boy uses his phone to find a place he can go.
Somehow it seems that this is not where I belong.
This idiot reflected in the mirror; who is he really?
With this logic, shaken universe,
Jealousy in this undermined, broken heart,
Yes, even I am always trying my best, so,
Shut up, mind your own business.
Society has just one main rule;
You must conform.
Once again, they make fun of me, sneering in a patronizing way.
Everyone is an enemy, firing rapidly at me,
Do I look stupid?
"Are you an idiot?" Well, why don't you just use simple words?
Is there anyone to show me the way?
If so, please teach me of future days!
Ah, only pleasant feelings were obtained, aren't human things fine too?
And so, I laughed, without feeling it.
Your existence is just like air, even if you aren't here, it's still the same.
Isn't it sad, that I'm not here?
This shaken universe and,
Jealousy in this undermined, broken heart,
Memory and vague behavior,
The past was good, such a sweet lie,
"Because, you know..."
I am always the hero in your heart,
Well, that's just another lie.
Isn't it okay, if it's all just,
In my dreams?
Her gender: Shino dresses like a guy for two reasons: 1) The clothes are comfier and 2) She believes that men are stronger then women and more befitting for a role like a hero or detective. Shino wishes to become stronger, and to do so, she tries to keep her gender a secret.
Her strength: Though she acts tough, Shino is actually very puny and weak and would not do very well in a fight. Was taught the basics of shooting a revolver from her father when she was younger. Her main weapon is her mind.
Her fears: Water, pitch blackness, sharp objects (get whitewashed when she's near a pair of safety scissors), older men, and spiders. She tries to keep her are under lock and key so no one could use them against her
Her bust size.
Last edited by IntenseInsanity; 01-15-2013 at 08:28 PM.
The Greatest Goddamn State in the Union, California
○Full Name: Miyuki Akiyama
○Likes: Retro/Modern Gaming
Music (Hardstyle Techno to be exact, yet not exclusively)
The concept of a serious relationship
Animals (Typically house pets)
○Dislikes: Blood/Gore (only when real)
The general act of stupid
Being judged by looks as compared to personality
○Bio: Miyuki's parents came from different backgrounds, but still had a healthy attraction to one another as typical couples do. Her father was of Malayan descent, and was born in Ireland, taking a interest in Japanese history and culture. Her mother was of English descent, who was born in Niue, and grew up in Japan. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niue) Miyuki's father moved into Japan, happily awaiting a new life. They had met one another by a literal run in, causing Mr. Akiyama to knock down the small framed Ms. Barlett. From there on out they developed a relationship, and after a year, married. In less than a year of marriage, they had conceived an unplanned child. Though they were uncertain they accepted what they called a gift. Miyuki was then born, soon following the typical of a child growing up, In some aspects. She had always been a researching, adventuring, and investigative for most of her early life. She regards her early childhood as uneventful, directly the years of 12 years of age and prior. This caused her, for the most part, to be rather shy as she felt a tad bit different. She shook her shyness rather quickly, roughly by age 14 and felt that her life improved quite a bit. Miyuki considers her gaming years to basically be the only to exist, as she started at the age of nine, and has stayed this course of life for quite sometime, as she mainly delved into PC gaming. By about 13, she had realized that gaming is more than just the 2000's era, and delved into older consoles such as the Famicon, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and, N64. She owns a considerable amount of consoles, listed in the following. Nintendo Family Computer (Famicon, Japanese release of NES), Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Playstation, Playstation 2, Nintendo Gamecube, Playstation 3, and X-Box 360. She continues to primarily game on her custom built PC rig, despite having a horde of consoles and their associated games. Her parents regularly disagree on how she "wastes her life" but rarely administer punishments, rather accepting the fact that it is simply her lifestyle. If Miyuki happens to settle in a certain area, with all her consoles, and her computer, her parents regularly referred to said area as a nest, due to the large number of wires that engulf the local area. She has a tight-knit group of friends over the internet, but most are quick to denounce the idea of them being friends. Academically she excelled in certain subjects and suffered in others, her arithmetic and scientific skills are very weak, as contrasted to her lucid comprehension of historical, linguistic, and technological understandings. Miyuki's parents pestered her that she needed to put a larger focus into education, to which she replied that they should as well. As a family, they searched for a certain school, they came across Tsuitō, which Miyuki does not exactly look forward to as the school looks a tad bit on the fancy side. Regardless she still anticipates the up and coming school year.
○Personality: Miyuki considers herself as a ferociously reclusive explorer, as she enjoys talking to people yet does not exactly seek contact with others. She is typically considered a happy and cheerful person, but she has a well developed theory of most things in here eyes. When alone, she is normally able to focus on the task at hand very well, rarely letting her mind slip. In the presence of new items and or friends, her focus is equally strong yet focused on talking or using said item. She habours hates for things she can display a minor dislike for, typically devising rants against said hated items with her free time. For example, Miyuki finds the trope of blood and guts being entertaining repulsive, whereas the gore in games and movies feel too unreal and comical. She feels that people should not judge one another based upon personal appearances, as she feels her hair is always messy*, her face and body proportions are not perfect, her clothing is not the greatest, and that she isn't the perfect human at all, she believes people should see these and hold them pridefully and not hide them with makeup, and clothing.
○ Secrets: Now that would ruin the fuuun.
(Which it is, even during formal events)
Last edited by Snippy; 01-09-2013 at 10:03 PM.
"Can a moral man, maintain his moral code in an immoral world?"
Sweet, seems like you've got some interesting characters so far.
○Full Name: Makoto Kameyama
○Availability: Single, and would mostly like to keep it that way.
○Likes: + Serial killers and the concept of death
+ 60's Rock Music
+ Grind house films and violent video games
+ Cold weather
+ The mortuary
+ Wit in general and interesting conversationalists
+ Playing the bass
○Dislikes: - Children and pets
- People complaining about their problems
- His family, especially his mother
- Passive-aggressive acceptance; but he is aware of his own hypocrisy here, as he does it himself on a daily basis
○Bio: Makoto's family lives above a mortuary, where his mother works, living with his two little sisters, Tsuya and Harumi. Makoto always knew that there was something wrong with him, he always had bizarrely different interests from other people, and other found himself just unable to understand the people around him, and often had the strangest urge to hurt them. He found an interest in death and violence at a very young age, and would often openly talk about past or even current serial killers with other people, unaware if it made them uncomfortable or even downright disturbed, and while it somewhat worried his mother, she didn't do anything about it until he was 13, where he stabbed a stray neighbourhood cat to death, and was finally sent to a therapist. It was at this point where his homicidal urges began to start growing, and Makoto, who had a surprising large amount of self-awareness due to his extensive research on serial killers, was beginning to recognize the same characteristics on himself, and started to enforce a strict set of rules to keep himself from doing anything 'wrong', being all too aware of eventually just what happens to serial killers in the end.
Although he wasn't allowed to actually go into the mortuary until he was 12, he would do odd jobs around it that didn't involve actual dead bodies, such as sweeping or helping the receptionist, but nonetheless, he was rather close to death for most of his life, and would often sneak into the mortuary. When he pestered his mother enough, he was allowed to witness an embalming of a body, and with enough coercion, was shown how to do one, if with a bit of reluctance from his mother. He found that this was an imperative part of his rules when his homicidal urges came into fruition, as when he was closer to death, his felt it was a lot easier to bear the compulsions. Apart from this, Makoto has more or less lived fairly normally, he starting learning to play the bass at a young age, when his Dad tried to get him interested in something other than famous murderers. He enjoyed it, so he pursued that further, even if it didn’t get rid of his other interests, much to his Dad’s chagrin. His parents got a divorce when he was 14, and it seemed like the man just outright disappeared after that, and he was never quite sure how he should have felt about that.
In his attempt to fit in and to act 'normal', he generally got below-average to above-average grades, but excelled when it came to Japanese and Music, getting enough academic achievments in these areas to pave his way to Tsuito.
○Personality: The outward appearance of Rhett is largely superficial, often appearing to be fairly personable, quick-witted, and rather intelligent, if with a dark and cynical sense of humour. Under the facade, however, is that of a repressed, empathy lacking sociopath constantly plagued with homicidal urges, who kept himself under check and calm by living by a strict set of rules and a careful regime of self-denial, and spends most of his time at school trying to act 'normal', to 'fit in' as much as possible. He even holds many of the characteristics found in serial killers, such as animal cruelty at a young age, and an obsession with fire, yet despite his constant bloodlust, he doesn't give in to his urges because he feels like 'fate' itself has designated him to be a serial killer, and finds it way too convenient, even if he himself is obsessed with other serial killers and the concept of death. Apart from that, Rhett feels constantly bored and empty, and often seeks things that give fleeting pleasure, and is regularly frustrated by his inability to emotionally connect with anyone around him.
○ Secrets: Pretty much his entire life is one big secret.
Last edited by Discontent; 01-14-2013 at 02:20 AM.
I'm cynical, narcissistic, discontent, egotistical, misanthropic, apathetic, arrogant, callous, cantankerous, vindictive, disagreeable, irreverent, embittered, irresponsible, sociopathic, pessimistic, impatient, contradictory, dogmatic, hypocritical, furtive, impolite and sarcastic.
I can also make a completely bad-ass pancake. So it all evens out.
Originally Posted by Antarctic Termite
This isn't as much the community as the... Uh... Well, think of RPG as a meat processing facility. The introduction forum is the slaughterhouse. The roleplaying forums is where they cut and package the meat. Off topic is where they dispose of the waste... And Forum Games/Spam is where they burn the diseased cuts.
Originally Posted by Taaja Hart
You're the contentest content that ever contented.