" Freedom. To those that don't have, it it's more valuable than gold. But where should it start and end? We humans often think we have the right to expand, absorb, convert, or possess anything we need to reach our dreams. But time and time again, hasn't this lead to conflicts with others who essentially believe the same thing? Looking back on the challenges I faced -- at the way I often resolved them -- I realize morality can become our saving grace. Most of the time, didn't I try to keep my values in mind knowing how my values would affect others? More often than not, I resisted the urge to abuse power and resources simply to reach my goals more swiftly. I managed to hang on to my humanity -- but the temptation was always there." The world is at war, and on the brink of collapse. The Nazi's have gained much ground and don't intend on stopping until the human race is twisted and perverted by their sense of "right" and crushed under it's heel. Hitler's war machine rampages in the European theater where a German soldier on the front lines finds love in the most unexpected of places--in the arms of the enemy. Will it prevail in a world so dismayed, so polluted by hatred, fear and bloodshed? Or will it too be like the buildings abound; ruined, twisted like metal in the carnage and left and shambles. GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS Character Name: The name of your character. Gender: Male or Female. Species/Race: Nationality. Age: How old is your character. Birthplace/World: Where the character comes from. Occupation/School/Grade: Their job or their school grade. More: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS General Appearance: Eyes, Hair, Height, and other visual details. Strengths: These are the thing your character is physically good at doing. Weaknesses: These are things your character physically WEAK at. More: MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS Current Goal/Purpose: Their agenda they would like to accomplish. Talents: Little things your character is good at. This can be anything from cooking to playing Sudoku. Inabilities: Things your character is terrible at. For example, spelling or getting along with animals. Fears: Things your character is afraid of, has a phobia of, or even small events they don't want to happen. General Personality: This is the personality that the world sees. What people believe of your character. How the interact with other people. Inner Personality: The part of your character's personality that they don't like to reveal to others. What people rarely get to see! Secret: That one thing they don't want the world to find out. More: HISTORIC BACKGROUND General History: Childhood and important events that helped make your character who they are today. Present Life: The events in the present life that tie them to the current plot! (Copied from Diana's post.) This is a romance, but it also deals with some heavy issues. Honestly, I don't know if it should be in the Romance section--or in the Other's section because of the things I wish to involve in it. It definitely won't be your a-typical, wishy-washy romance where everything is just hunky-dory. However, there is an underlying romantic involvement between the two main characters. Now this story can be done one of two ways, but first I'd like to point out some things, maybe narrow the playing field a bit to give any would-be takers a chance to understand what I'm looking for in this particular RP, and for my RP partner. This story takes place in World War II. Late World War II. Sometime after June 6th or August 23rd 1942- February 2nd 1943 at the Battle of Stalingrad. The two dates coincide with the different ways and approaches that we can take this RP. If it's after D-Day (June 6th), Then I need someone who is willing to play a female French Resistance fighter. The French resistance didn't gain strength till AFTER the Allies landed in Normandy. If this is to be played at the Battle of Stalingrad, then I need a Russian female sniper. These are the two ways this can be played out--with a common factor: My character being a German soldier on the front lines. Now the reason this will be considered a "romance" will be because the two will in-fact, fall for each other. The reason being, they each save each other. He saves her once from German fire because he isn't you're atypical extremist Nazi, and later she wounds but does not kill him, she then finds him and realizes who's she shot and feeling remorseful and wanting to pay back a debt she falls in-love with him while caring for him. This RP will have sexual themes, sometimes it will be cut to black and left for the reader's imagining. There are kissing scenes, and tender moments. For the most part though, its the horrors of war. Gore, violence, atrocities. My character is later captured and sentenced by the Nazis to a death camp where he dies. Now, you don't have to be a big history buff, if you are that's great. You don't need to be a weapons specialist, if you are--that's great too. What I will look for though, is spelling and grammar and length of posts. My posts tend to be generally be long and detailed. I like making somebody feel like they are right there, feel a character's emotion and energy. I'm not a grammar nazi on the other hand. No one's perfect after all. But I do expect an intermediate level of efficiency. Post length should be at least two paragraphs. I don't want to see one liners at all. It's dull, it's hard to write off of and I simply think it's inexcusable. I want to be able to know what your character is feeling, why she is feeling it, etc. I don't want to try and figure out, from a single sentence or two how to react. Its hard to do without hijacking someone's character--which is a no fly zone for me unless asked first. Rules No god-mode. That should be obvious. No Hijacks. Proper grammar and spelling and again--two paragraph posts at least. I don't want to read gibberish and I don't want to waste my time trying to understand what you're character is doing, what she may or may not be thinking or what she's saying. If you are Jewish, German or a Nazi--good for you. No spouting rhetoric in my RP. I don't want a philosophic debate unless it's in-character. This is for mature audiences only. You have been warned. It contains; violence, sexual themes and realistic depictions of war. I would prefer no anime pictures please. And no "real" pictures. Just give me a paragraph or two explaining, in detail, what your character looks like.