Dérive

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  1. Dérive
    (n.) lit. "drift"; a spontaneous journey where the traveler leaves their life behind for a time to let the spirit of the landscape and architecture attract and move them.

    And it just so happens that the spirit led you to Paris, France. You're a young adult (20-24), and whatever the reason you had for leaving your home, it's okay because you're starting over. It's a new life. A fresh start. And you're determined to make it better. But even if you're not sure what you want or you're not sure what you're even doing, that's okay, too. That's the point of a new beginning.
    ~ Now, on to some clarity ~
    This roleplay will be centered around a small group of young adults (at least 5) who have left their home and are now living in Paris, France, looking for a new start to their life. They don't know each other yet, but they will soon learn of each others' existence as they live in the same apartment building, the Rue des Amiraux. They want to find their soulmate, they want to find a new friend or two, they want to just live life and find themselves.

    Now, as this is a group roleplay, I expect courtesy to all players (I honestly don't really feel the need to say this because Iwaku has always had a friendly community, but just to be safe). You can have up to two characters, but I expect you to also stay in the RP. I understand that life gets in the way sometimes and you have to drop RPs, but please let me and the other players know beforehand.

    As for post expectations, I have a life, too, so I understand if you won't be able to reply every day or even every other day. Now, multiple posts are okay as long as they aren't getting in the way of other replies; meaning, give other people a chance to reply and try not to take over the RP.

    Speaking of such, this is a realistic, modern roleplay. There will most likely be angst, romance, fluff, drama, etc., and this is why I ask all players to be 18+. When it comes to smut, please fade to black, skip, and/or take it somewhere else. I thought about posting this in the Libertine section, but I decided this particular roleplay wasn't exactly in that area. And please do not make up sudden, random drama that leave everybody going "uhh" or "wut".

    You, of course, have complete and free range control over your character. That means your character can come from America, or France itself, or another country. Their sexuality can be bi, straight, gay, or pan. Even asexual. It doesn't matter. They can be in a relationship with somebody back home or not. They can be female, male, trans, cross-dresser (in open or as a secret)... whatever. Because it's your character. The only thing that I ask is that your character has a realistic, constant personality. AKA, if you write a personality on your sheet, make sure your character sticks to that. And, don't have your character be the quiet one when in the actual RP, she/he is wild and loud. And vice-versa. And also don't have your character be everything, like "he's mean and nice, can be loud but quiet, too. He's a wild guy but usually is sitting alone somewhere and reading." Like, no. That doesn't make any sense. A person can't be everything, and they can't be perfect.

    I will post a character sheet to follow (we're using real physics), and then my character so you can get an idea of how to fill it out. Of course, it doesn't need to be as fancy (or as plain) as mine - just as long as it has a decent amount of detail. You can state your interest here, reserve a spot, etc. I'm thinking there should be a maximum of 10 characters, but we'll see how that goes.
     
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  2. ~ Character Sheet ~
    Appearance (Picture):
    Name:
    Details of Appearance:
    Age:
    Gender:
    Sexual Orientation:
    Relationship Status:
    Personality:
    Background (Reason why they came to Paris):
    Apartment Number:
     
  3. My character:


    Appearance:
    Ryleigh (open)
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    Natural hair (open)
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    Name: Ryleigh Cassandra Devereaux

    Details of Appearance: A warm, olive skin tone with hazel eyes and naturally dark brown hair that ends past her shoulders. She has a height of 5'8" and a slim build, and her tongue is pierced.
    Age: 21
    Gender: Female
    Sexual Orientation: Straight
    Relationship Status: Currently single
    Personality: Ryleigh can be a little rebellious and is usually known as that fun-loving girl. She has never had a real, authentic relationship before, but that isn't necessarily because she isn't for them. It's because she has trouble talking about her feelings, and more specifically, getting them across. When it comes to boys and relationships, she's rather inexperienced. Because of that, she doesn't always know how to flirt or how to receive flirting, and she can seem either shy or... weird because of that. But other than that, she is generally sweet, open, honest, and loves to laugh.
    Background (Reason why they came to Paris): To put it simply, she was miserable. She moved to Paris, France, from a small town in California, United States on a simple impulse. Everything was the same in the place and she needed change. She needed to live, and she needed to experience life outside of the small town. Thanks to her grandmother, she was able to have the finances to move so far away. And now Ryleigh is determined to have some fun.
    Apartment Number: 203
     
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    Name:
    Faith Hudson


    Details of Appearance: Stands at 5'7, an average build, small bust, wide hips. Bright blue-green eyes, golden waves mixed in with naturally brown highlights.

    Age: 20

    Gender: Female

    Sexual Orientation: Pansexual

    Relationship Status: Single

    Personality: A studious young girl, who has only ever wanted to succeed. Prying for attention and a want to be better then most of the people she met. Extreme measures were never taken, but sometimes she would find herself intentionally fixing up her appearance, quirks and other things to impress a person of interest. Kindhearted and a fun girl to be around, she can take you to all the best parties. Knowing a lot of people because of her outgoing personality. She still is always searching for new friends and hookups. Sometimes she will even go as far as to date and attempt to find 'love' though she doesn't really believe in that bull crap.

    Background (Reason why they came to Paris): Ever since she was a small girl, Paris was somewhere that she had dreams of going to see. A prima ballerina, she attempted to get into a dance academy but ultimately failed. Not having enough money to get home, she decided to stay put for a little while, grabbing an apartment and keeping up with her bills by working at a local florist.

    Apartment Number: 207

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    Name: Flynn Hudson

    Age: 23

    Gender: Male

    Sexual Orientation: Straight

    Relationship Status: Single

    Personality: The exact opposite of his sister, quiet and usually keeping to the shadows. He will only talk if he's spoken too, or truly wants to get to know someone. A bookworm at heart, he will sit in his room for hours on end with his nose in a book. Studies aren't difficult for him, and he's a very knowledgeable person always searching for something more from life. Though never quite being able to find it.

    History (Reason He's In Paris): He followed his sister there, in hopes of finding something out there for him too.

    Apartment: 208



     
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  5. Yay, some interest has shown. :D I was thinking that if this doesn't get enough attention here, I'll move it to the Libertine Group RPs. But we'll wait a couple of days first.
     
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    Name:
    Tabitha Kaimuki

    Details of Appearance:
    4'8" with an extremely petite build and a little under the suggested weight for someone her age and height. Dyed pink hair, naturally black but bleached to white a very young age the pick came around age 17. Eyes are a darker gray color. Almost always seen with her denim jacket with all her bottle cap pins.

    Age:
    23

    Gender:
    Female

    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual

    Relationship Status:
    Single

    Personality:
    Tabitha has a bubbly and bright personality thats likely to either charm the pants out of you or make you seething at her annoying quirky behavior. She's big into fate and chance and isn't afraid to tell you about it. She's the kind of person who has dream catchers above their beds and spirt stones in their pockets. She's big into art doodling on any surface she can get at, even if it gets her into trouble. She loves bright colors, cows, and bubble gum pop songs. She's always got some kind of paint palete or pen pack on her, she never leaves home with out one of them. She is very scatter brained, however, and tends to misplaces any manner of things. The most important thing in her life is her brother and art is a close second. She likes people and can strike up a conversation with almost anyone.

    Background (Reason why they came to Paris):
    She has recently been feeling like there was somewhere she needed to be, and if she didn't get there a soon as possible she'd miss out on what life had planned for her. Around the time she started feeling like this she began to notice little paris themed things almost everywhere; in books, on TV, in stores, even in her dreams. She considered this a sign and told her brother to pack up or be left behind.

    Apartment Number:
    205

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    Name:
    Jean Kaimuki

    Details of Appearance:
    4'10" by some unknown magic he over took his sister...even if it wasn't by much. It must have been fate making up for his girlish figure and facial features. He dyes his hair a multitude of colors and has been doing so since he was 14, when he grew tired with his dark black hair. He's always wearing his stainless steel Mickey earrings. As soon as he could he got the tattoo on his neck and later had his sister design one that sits on his shoulder blades.

    Age:
    20

    Gender:
    Male

    Sexual Orientation:
    Homosexual

    Relationship Status:
    Single

    Personality:
    Jean is a little reserved but by no means shy, he just won't usually approach you because he far to busy going over bars of songs he's heard or written playing threw his head. He's very caught up in his music and it is the second most important thing in his life, the first being his sister. He can pick an instrument and teach himself the basics with in a week and only improve over time. His voice is soft and pleasant making his occasional singing less bothersome then it would be if he was tone deaf. He spends most of his time making notations in his note book wherever he is. It's filled with blank music scores and he composes on the fly drawing inspiration from the things around. He's pretty straight forward and doesn't like beating around the bush to often, so when he does talk he has a habit of accidentally offending people. He doesn't worry, however, as his sister is usually there to mend bruised feelings.

    Background (Reason why they came to Paris):
    When his twin came to him one day announcing she had places to go and if he wasn't coming she'd go alone... he really had no choice. Considering he had recently broken up with his boyfriend and had been wanting to quit his part time job anyways it really wasn't to much of an inconvenience for him.

    Apartment Number:
    205
     
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    Name:
    Jason Kim
    Details of Appearance:
    Jason is rather short, coming to 5 ft. and 6 in. His skin is pale, almost like milk, though he can never tan because his skin won't allow it. Despite his small frame, Jason packs quite the muscle, compacted nicely into a small body. Recently dyed his hair blond and he goes back and forth between brown and black but after moving, he decided to start over.

    Age:
    23
    Gender:
    Male
    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual, though he prefers males (bottoms in those situations).
    Relationship Status:
    Currently single and coping with a loss
    Personality:
    Jason is your definition of a motherly type; he worries constantly about people and he'll go to great lengths to make sure the other party is comfortable and safe. He puts their needs before his own. He's a very laid-back person and he hardly ever yells or raises his voice so he's usually the one who tries to break up fights or get in between things to patch up relationships. If something bothers him, he won't show his true emotions and he'll go along acting normal for the sake of his friends. That's one of his downfalls; being too worried and concerned for others that he doesn't look after his own emotions or well-being like that well.
    Background (Reason why they came to Paris):
    His mood took a 180 degree shift when his boyfriend died from internal injuries after a car accident that resulted in him being taken off life support, though he had been awake to tell Jason that he wanted to be taken off before he passed out. It caused Jason to become depressed, skipping out on important events as well as eating and taking care of himself. Finally, after decisions, Jason moved to Paris to get a new life and hope for better things in a brand new country. His boyfriend lived in Canada and taught him French, as well as English (they had met in Asia) and he's currently fluent in both. Is also trying to follow his dreams of becoming a singer, though he only does small occasions.
    Apartment Number:
    201
     
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    Name:
    Ferdelance Romano (Or just "Lance" for short)

    Details of Appearance:
    Leaning on the tan side, he stands at 6ft flat, and he keeps himself in shape through swim workouts. He accompanies his swim routine with occasional trips to the gym, putting himself under strict discipline not to make himself too bulky. His hair is dark brown - almost black in fact, and his eyes are in that same shade as well.

    Age:
    22

    Gender:
    Male

    Sexual Orientation:
    Bi-curious

    Relationship Status:
    Swinging Single

    Personality:
    He works hard and plays hard. Lance is almost always on the go, always doing something, always has something on his mind. He cannot sit still and even if he tries, he is at least fidgeting with something may it be a pencil, his phone, or his personal favourite: his red, stress ball. One can assume that he is always stressed, but weirdly enough, he needs it to be productive. If there wasn't anything there to pressure him, he would just end up sprawled in the couch or bed, doing nothing save for playing videogames until dusk. He is very well aware that he is naturally lazy, which is why he forces himself to keep moving. Lance doesn't seem to take a lot of things seriously save for a few like his job or maintaining his current lifestyle, and because of this, he is mostly seen drinking his day off away with a random girl or with his friends. Other than that, he is known by his friends to give others a calculating look, which he does so whenever he decides to try and manipulate that person around.. or to simply just read their actions.

    Background (Reason why they came to Paris):
    Lance is an illegitimate child thanks to his father, and from London, he moved to Paris to see him from time to time. His father, now living with his original family in Mougins, originally wanted to take him in but the half-brother and half-sister did not really approve of it, hence the reason why Lance is forced to stay in Paris. Borne out of wedlock, he lived his childhood in London with his single mother, but after seeing that she wanted to get married to another man with children, he decided to move in near his biological father, obviously disgusted with the idea of having another dad. Lance lived alone since then, though he made a few friends along the way. Right now he is in a struggle to gain acceptance from his half-siblings and their mother, and came to fail a few times. He still tries at least.

    Apartment Number:
    204
     
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  9. Forgot to mention that Jason is pretty darn rich. Nothing like befriending a rich boy, right? *wink wink*
     
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  10. ... "Nothing like befriending a rich boy" indeed.
     
  11. Yay :D So currently there are three girls & four boys... I'm thinking I'll wait for another person or two to join before wondering if I should make another girl or boy character and getting things started.
     
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  12. This seems interesting. Is this still going on?
     
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  13. Jooinnn! c:
     


  14. Name: Rhonwen Agrona Godo
    Details of Appearance: Rhonwen is a short and skinny young woman, which gives off the impression that she's younger than she is. Her blonde hair is usually kept in a braid, and reaches to the bottom of her shoulders while braided. Being Celtic, Rhonwen is fair-skinned, and has a few light freckles scattered over her whole body. She has no tattoos or scars of any particular note. Both of her lobes are pierced, both with two piercings.
    Age: 28
    Gender: Female
    Sexual Orientation: Homosexual
    Relationship Status: Single
    Personality: While Rhonwen is bold and adventurous, funny, intelligent, and loyal to those she is close with, she is far from the perfect person. Rhonwen is dishonest as it suits her, petty and ruthless, and when it comes down to it, just plain old mean. She fears being weak or showing weakness, and losing loved ones- which isn't too much of a problem, as most people don't care to get past her nasty exterior. Rhonwen strives for wealth and independence and, while being a talented artist, is interested in sciences.
    Background (Reason why they came to Paris): Growing up in a northern Ireland village, Fintona, was tough for a young lesbian. Rhonwen realized that her interest lay in her own gender early into her teens, and wanted to leave her town shortly afterwards. It wasn't that she was exactly displeased with it- but the Catholic town wasn't exactly the prime place to be searching for that lifelong partner.
    Those feelings led her to feel trapped at home, so when it was time for the smart young woman to go to college, she jumped on the opportunity to attend college in America. She'd heard about all sorts of ivy league graduates and the renown of such schools, and assumed most, if not all, American colleges to be like that. Rhonwen applied to several and eventually went to New York University to pursue marine biology. She recently graduated graduate school and decided to come to Paris to look for some sort of job. While not coastal, she figures that since Paris is a central city, there will be job opportunities there.
    Apartment Number: 206


    ((I may add another character later tonight!))
     
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  15. Curiosity killed the cat, lightblue

    Name: Penelope A. (Ann) Burgess
    Details of Appearance: Penelope stands at 5'6" Ft and weights about 120 Lbs approx. Most of her height is mostly from her long sleek legs and with long legs comes long arms. She owns a beautiful pair of pale blue eyes that are framed with long thin lashes. Her hair has a natural curl, which usual gets out of control when humidity comes to play. Her hair is a natural brunette with some strands that are blonde. Her cheeks and nose have specks of freckles evenly distributed.
    Age: 21 Years old
    Gender: Female
    Sexual Orientation: Questioning
    Relationship Status: Single
    Personality: Usually known for being a quiet girl. Penelope doesn't speak unless spoken to, she hates to start a conversation, it makes her feel needy. She's usually found staring into space or dozing off. If she is found speaking she has a little spark to her. She is a curious little gal who always needs to be sarcastic at the right times. However she has bad timing skills. She might pop a joke if your parents died, worst timing. Penelope is a bit blunt, she'll tell you the truth without batting an eye or turning away.
    Background (Reason why they came to Paris): The curious young girl has been fascinated with stories about the romance that comes from Paris. Her job in a magazine sent her to write a column about romance in Paris and possibly add a story of her own. Penelope, however, isn't too sure whether romance is something she wants. Still confused on her sexuality she prays to find someone who can help her figure out what she is.

    Apartment Number: 202
     
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  16. if my chaotic brain counted right, there is currently five girls and four boys. We could probably start now, though I'm thinking of making a guy just to make it equal. any thoughts?
     
  17. I think we can start now, another person could possibly float by and join! ^^
     
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