Experiment Steampunk Revolution

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by BleedingRose, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Basic Idea:
    As time passes society grows, it evolves and learns more. Technology advances, science expands and way of life changes. People become dependent on technology as it grows though and they come to expect it to be around, they take advantage of its reliability. They depend on it to help through their everyday lives and they come to a point where they couldn’t survive without it. So what would happen if suddenly it was all gone; what if suddenly television, cell phones, the internet, it was all gone? Would governments fall apart and there be anarchy and chaos? Sometimes, the government decides that something isn’t good society anymore so what happens when the government of the world decides that the advanced technology of today is making the people too powerful. What if they realize that they’re too dependent on it and decide to be rid of it?

    There are people that dream of a day when they will be able to live in their fantasy world; many would call this way of life that they dream of Steampunk. Those people would have no idea that soon; their dreams would come true. The government began extracting people from society, taking people that they saw traits in that could possibly survive in a world where things weren’t done for them by technology. They chose people that were hard working, fantasized a lot, were well known for their thoughts and opinions of thinking that the world needed to change, inventive, and many other things. They also chose people that they thought wouldn’t be able to make it; they wanted to see how these people reacted to this situation, of being tossed into a world without their precious computers and cellphones. These people would be offered a job for the government. Each person would then be sent a facility type area where their memories of life before are erased or ‘blocked’. They are all put into a compound where they must live. They are provided with the necessary tools to make living possible but they aren’t told what to do or anything of the sorts.

    Basically what I’m wanting to do is have people come in as people that have been chosen for this experiment and be placed in the compound . No one remembers their life before the compound in the beginning but slowly a few will begin to remember bits and pieces of life before. What I’m wanting is that everyone ‘wakes up’ in an elevator type space in complete darkness. It’ll begin to move upwards and a sliding piece of metal in the ceiling will move, allowing them access to the ground above by a latter in the elevator type cage. As they climb out they’ll find a small area that has been sectioned off in different spaces for what they need such as farming, an area for them to build some sort of water irrigation system, and an area with a few plain houses. There will be supplies of all sorts such as broken clocks, televisions etc. that they can use to build different things. Oh, and their clothing are in the style of Steampunk.

    From there, I’m hoping that everyone will build the story on their own. Every now and then I’ll speak with a few people about a plot twist to make it interesting. I’m hoping that everyone will just have fun with this and build the story in whatever way feels best!

    Character Outline:

    The Character Outline isn’t needed but it’s greatly appreciated to help keep track of everyone.
    Occupation Before Transfer:
    Steampunk Daydreamer or not:
    Small History:

    I will post the actual topic for the RP once a few people sign up and I get the beginning finished.

  2. Name: Samuel Long
    Age: 32
    Gender: Male

    Occupation Before Transfer:
    USMC Combat Engineer (Sapper)

    Steampunk Daydreamer or not:
    Always loved older technology and often maintained muskets and other antiquated tech in his home. Hobbies included working with steam contraptions on in his backyard.

    Personality: Reserved and quiet when he is working, tends not to talk much. Back in his old unit he was nicknamed "Iceman" due to extreme detachment to almost everything but his work. Takes unusual pride in his work to the point where to tell him something is wrong will rub him the wrong way. Outside of work or in social setting he tends to stay in a small group, never allowing himself to be found in large seas of people. To do so would often cause an outburst of angry words. To those that know him, he is a hard worker,loyal to a fault and dependable. Once you are in his trusted circle, you can expect him to take a bullet for you. However the process of getting to that point takes years. Although well mannered Sherman is not afraid to be blunt as a brick through a window to someone. Has a soft spot for human life though and well always stop to help someone in need regardless of who they are.

    Small History:
    Served since he was 18 in the Corp, part of many different operations the most famous was his involvement in the Iraq War. The invasion and occupation of the country changed Samuel from an outgoing person to a very reserved quiet person, this could be attributed to many things but none of which he talks about freely. Grew up on the streets doing crime and working for a local gang in LA. Eventually the life of crime ended when he was caught trying to jimmy a lock at 18, they threw the book at him when they found a cache of cocaine in his apartment. An apartment paid for by his activities. Given two very very simple options, join or looking at life in prison. When Long joined up his usefulness with a hammer and affinity with hard labor attracted him to being a combat engineer. Fourteen years he trained in the art of constructing entire bases from nothing but a pile of wood. It was for this talent that he was sent into the experiment.

    His status as an orphan with no real friends allowed him to retain his memory along with training.



  3. Name: Lysander (the fourth) Charleston
    Age: Twenty three
    Gender: Female
    Occupation Before Transfer: Mechanic
    Steampunk Daydreamer or not: Why yes, of course. She has always dreamed of what her life would be like in such a place. She would often experiment, trying to create things that ran on steam as a more eco-friendly solution than today’s use of oil.
    Personality: Lysander will never accept any sort of nickname that attempts to make her name more feminine. If someone points it out, her answer tends to be ‘Yeah? So what?’. The girl is very stubborn, and hates it when men think they can do something better than her simply because she is a female. She has a sharp tongue, a voice full of sarcasm, and a mouth that goes and runs before she can even think of her words. She can be quite hot-headed, and will deal out her fights with her fists. Still, she does know how to take a joke, and will often deal them out herself. Despite how much she tries to cover it up, she does have that little ooey gooey soft spot, and it seems to turn it’s attention to kittens most of the time. Whenever she sees one, she instantly goes to pet it and snuggle it, but will punchout anyone who mocks her for it. She also loves her mechanics, and seems to be at peace when she is working with them.
    Small History: Lysander was the unwanted daughter of her father, and was originally name Ashley. But, her mother grew ill, and died a few months after her birth, preventing her father from ever having the son he dreamed of. So he changed her name to that of the family’s men, Lysander, and raised her on his lonesome. He was hesitant to let her help around his car shop, seeing it as a man’s job, but once she pestered him enough, he allowed her. She started with small tasks, but as the shop grew busier, and they did not have the money to hire another worker, he showed her the ropes. </SPAN></SPAN>She was helping change the colors of stolen cars and forging new license plates for them by the time she was ten. Before she was sixteen, she could knew motors like the back of her hand, as well as other mechanical objects, as she would always fiddle with them. She was perfectly fine with the shop dealing with some illegal things, as they needed the money.
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  4. I really like both of you characters! I can't wait to see how they'll interact with each other. I should have the start of the story up by this afternoon so bare with me please.

  5. Name: Rose Farelen
    Age: Twenty Four
    Gender: Female
    Occupation Before Transfer: Vintage Clothing Shop Owner
    Steampunk Daydreamer or not: Yes! Rose has always had a fascination with the way life used to be and she’s always dreamed of the world going back to those days.
    Personality: Rose is a very nice woman but she’s a bit of a flirt at times without realizing it. She doesn’t dislike most people unless they somehow push her buttons which are difficult to do at most times. She avoids drinking alcohol because it makes her violent and emotional. Rose has always hidden her emotions from others in fear that they’ll use them against her and has always been very untrusting of others. Once her temper is coaxed out of hiding it’s difficult to calm her down and she’s always stood for what she believes in. She's a little conniving and likes to play jokes on other people quite a bit. Rose also has a fascination with pirates.
    Small History: Rose grew up in a small town in Georgia where she was forced to be ‘country’ along with everyone else. She never really fit in due to her fascination with historical life and how she would admit that she daydreamed of going back in time and living in a different era. Once she graduated from high school she went to college and got an associate’s degree in Business. Moving away from the small town and to Atlanta Rose opened her own Vintage Clothing Shop. She would go to events such as weddings that were themed for different eras and sell her gowns and clothing and do alterations to them. No one realized though that those small things such dropped jewelry and valuable silverware were going missing because of Rose and her ability to slip things without anyone noticing. Rose made extra money by pawning the objects or keeping them for herself sometimes. She never kept in contact with her family because they disowned her for not going to college to be a lawyer and she didn’t have many friends because she couldn’t trust others easily because she knew that she was untrustworthy as a friend to anyone else.
    Appearance: Deep red hair and green eyes. Rose has a thin figure yet curvaceous. She has a sweet smile until angered and then she usually smirks.
  6. Okay, so I've got the beginning of the story up for if anyone wants to get ahead and get started with waking up in the elevator!

    Experiment: Steampunk Revolution
  7. o.o Where did everyone go?
  8. I posted...
  9. I saw and I'm grateful! I'll work on posting tonight, hopefully that'll get everyone else interested in posting as well.
  10. Is it to late to join?
  11. Of course not, Kronas! You can join anytime that you want!
  12. Name: Alexander Roman
    Age: Twenty Four
    Gender: Male
    Occupation before Transfer: Electrician
    SteamPunk Daydreamer or not?: Yes
    Personality: Alex is a funny guy, he is always looking to find away to make people laugh no matter what the situation. Although he is funny and charmming he does have a bit of a short temper which sometimes get him into many arguments or fights. Most of his time he spends the dat working or chatting to keep him from drinking. The only reason to drink is to momentarially forget about his troubled past.
    Small History: Alex grew up being the youngest boy out of the two. His older brother was favored more and his parents barley paid any attention to him unless needed. When he was nine and his brother was twelve they were involved in and accident. They were playing by the river and his brother fell in not knowing how to swim, his head hit a few rocks before he passed out and drowed, leaving alex truamitized. His parents blamed him for the loss of their " Perfect son". And began presuring to fall in his footsteps even calling him by his brother's name. Eventually when he got older he saved enough money and left home.
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  13. I am so sorry for going poof! Real life got the better of me and I didn't really have time to get on and even update saying I would be gone for a few days but I'm back now and tonight, I promise, I will be working on catching everything back up! If you're all still interested in this RP though please let me know!
  14. yeah lol i was wondering where you went, but can you post cause i cant find a way to put my character in
  15. Of course I am still interested. I was saddened to see it go.
  16. @Treasure do you want me to reply? and if so am i in the shop or what? lol
  17. Okay, I'm working on my post now so don't worry.

    And yeah, I was upset that I didn't get the chance to get on here and work on this story for everyone. I'm in love with this idea of mine, which is odd for me. I've been dealing with my lil one cutting molars, babysitting and other things. e.e;
  18. I understand
  19. Oh no worries at all Rose. We all have lives, and we understand you have one as well. :P

    I am also sorry my first post was sooooo short. I had no idea what to do really.
  20. i guess ill post