Welcome to Doom Burger.
This is based off a dream I had last night, so it may or may not make any sense. Basically, it's about an America that is ruled by a very powerful and oppressive government. The people live in fear of what will happen if they break the rules. The people are logged down with a ridiculous amount of laws, and government has none. It's pretty fucking dark, so just heads up.
Here's some of the key points that I remember:
Music is outlawed, as well as most forms of art.
The highest speed limit is 45 miles an hour. If you go over 45 anywhere, you will pay a very hefty fine.
Any form of illegal activities can and probably will result in the loss of your kids, pets, family members, or whatever you have. Babies and toddlers that are taken are often used for experimentation.
Having any form of disease if illegal. If you are found out to be diseased, you are incinerated.
People who lived in rural areas were forced to leave their homes and move into the cities, so that the government could better keep tabs on them and make sure that all laws were being followed. The only exceptions were farmers and the sort.
In comes my character in the dream. I know it's kind of bad taste to make your character the main character of an RP, but that's just how this thing went. He was, for whatever reason, locked in a cryogenic sleep for a few decades. He wakes up, for whatever reason, and come out of her little pod to find that the world is very different from what she imagined. He came from a time when people still had rights. He explores his surroundings a little bit, decides he doesn't care for it, and tries to encourage people to follow him in a rebellion against the government.
1: No powers! Technology is great, but no superpowers!
2: No being stupid.
3: I feel like if you follow rule 2, we won't have a problem.
Character sheet: (Feel free to add fields if you need them)
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Time for a crappy and rushed character sheet. Children, advert your eyes.
Name: Dylan House
Personality: Dylan is fairly good natured, mostly laid back and easy to get along with. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. But despite his soft outside, Dylan is capable of rebellion. If he feels that something is not just, he's not likely to quietly move along. Because of this, his mouth often gets him in trouble.
Other: He has benign Epidermodysplasia verruciformis, a rare skin disease that causes flat, bumpy lesions on his skin. The disease has mostly affected his hands.
Appearance: He's tall and lanky, standing at 6'2" and weighing in the 140s. He has brown eyes. He wears a light purple t-shirt, jeans, and gloves over both hands.
History: Dylan lived in New York quite about a century ago. He had a fairly normal childhood: went to school, played with other kids, lived with his parents, ect. He was diagnosed with his skin disease around the age of 17. His case was adopted by a dermatologist who had been itching to study the very disease that Dylan possessed. After several treatments, the lesions slowly stopped progressing, but never went away.
Still can't think of a reason for him to be locked in a fucking cryogenic sleep for a hundred years. Let's just avoid that topic for now.
Last edited by Metronome; 10-30-2013 at 06:21 AM.
to please me? I'll throw my girl up today.
Goes By: Leo
Birth Name: Shae Kentwood
Age: Believes she's around 18/19
Personality: Leo is determined, if nothing else. Determined to do what she believes is right and deserves to be done. She is quite logical, but quick-thinking. In a sticky situation she's more likely to pause and think each option through, whereas in a fight she lets her instincts take control and makes decisions on her feet. To most people younger than her she's gentle, and to those older she is a bit harsher and more open about the reality of the situation. She isn't one to sugar coat or beat around the bush much, saying what needs to be said when it needs to said without excessive worry of what might happen. She tends to have strong opinions on most things, though she won't be the first to voice them, preferring to keep them to herself. Since her family's death and lack of human contact, she's grown to be closed off, and a little crazy. She is unpredictably risky, has trouble focusing on certain things, and has grown resistant to empathy. Though she may understand where someone is coming from and the reasons for their actions, she has learned it's best to put herself first regardless, and ignore the pity that rises up for another.
Other: Leo lives under the law, disobeying the laws not only to keep herself alive but to slowly mess up the government as well. She does not work with a group of any kind, and additionally does not have any people she keeps in contact with.
About five seven in height, 115 lbs in weight. She has muscle tone but not much of a fat layer due to a lack in food. Her hair goes a little past her shoulders and the ends are uneven, partly split ends and partly poorly cut. She is almost always wearing a black or red hood and a black face mask covering her nose and mouth(similar to a nurse's face mask), black gloves, and boots. Concealed somewhere on her person she keeps a knife, keeping it in a different spot nearly everyday.
History: For the majority of Shae's life she was with her parents and brother, and their life was spent obeying the law, no matter what turn each new law took. However eventually there came a time when there was not enough food. That time turned from days to weeks. Shae's parents had given their children all the food they had, but it wasn't enough and they needed more. Eventually they resorted to stealing food, unafraid of their own consequences as long as it would keep their children alive. But it didn't. Her parents were caught and killed, and Shae and her brother were taken.
The two were unsure of what would happen to them when they were taken. Would they be killed? Experimented on? Tortured? The list went on and on, added to by their frightened imaginations. They were dragged to a building that didn't even try to hide what it was. The stench of blood and rot was everywhere. Shae and her brother met eyes, and then it happened. Her brother erupted, yelling and throwing out his limbs, kicking and punching and headbutting. Just enough of a surprise and a distraction for Shae to fight back too, get out of her guard's grip seconds before her brother landed on top of him. There was time for him to tell her to run and her to take the first few steps before a shot rang out and there was only one Kentwood left.
She got away, obviously. They shot and ran at her, but her family hadn't just died for her to get caught the second after she got away. She ran and hid and ran some more, and made her way into a temporary hiding place. There she stayed for the majority of the time, excursions out were only to gather food to keep her going for longer. Eventually, they stopped hunting her. Found a girl similar in appearance and age a bit outside of the city, dead from starvation and her flesh rotted. She got lucky when they figured it was her, and stopped posting her face all over the city.
Welcome to Doom Burger.
Made some slight updates.
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Originally Posted by adriane
Sounds like a creepy dream but I like it! You'll see my CS soon!
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Hiya! I just have a couple quick questions before I start making my bio.
1. What exactly is the system of government like now? Dictatorship, oligarchy, false democracy?
2. How closely are people monitored? I keep thinking of a combination between Fahrenheit 451 Nineteen Eighty-Four.
3. Roughly how far into the future is the story taking place? In addition, what kind of crazy-ass technology (if any) is now available?
4. What are the living conditions of the cities, and in general? I'm torn between something life refugee shacks and a modern-day utilitarian Soviet Russia.
Sorry I'm kinda interrogating you Metronome, I just wanna make the most accurate bio possible without getting yelled at
May I join? I'll have a CS up soon
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