☛ IN-CHARACTER THREAD (n.) a strong desire or urge to wander or travel and explore the world Overview Rules Character Sheet Cast O v e r v i e wWritten by: @darkflames13 Genres: Adventure, Modern, Slice of life Posting Expectations: Adept Vandalism, a word that had such a negative ring to it. But is it really as bad as people believe it to be? For a group of teens, vandalism was where it all started. A simple harmless message doodled on a chair. Vandalism, yet it bloomed into something more. Students shifted rooms when classes change. The next occupant of the vandalised chair saw the message. And what did they do? They responded. More vandalism. Yet thanks to vandalism, a friendship was formed. A group of people who all used the same chair at different times of the day started communicating with one another through the messages they wrote on the chair. They ran in different cliques, yet thanks to the desk they vandalised, they all became friends. The teens lived in a city somewhere in Canada. Everyday it was bustling with activity. Everyday was full of activity. They were getting sick of it. Do you know that feeling when you eat too much savoury food and you start to crave for something sweet? It was like that for them. They wanted a taste of something different. They wanted to get away from the city and head for a quieter, more peaceful place. They wanted to escape; the city, responsibilities, life's pressures, everything. One of them suggested they do it; that they leave it all behind. A magazine ad for what seemed to be paradise for them was what baited them. Young and foolish, they thought it was a great idea to run away from it all. Paradise was what they wanted. Paradise was what they aimed for. Thus, their road-trip journey started. R u l e sNo-Brainers 1.1. General Iwaku rules and role-playing regulations apply. This means that god-modding, power-playing, meta-gaming, and the likes are strictly forbidden. There are times, however, when breaking these basic role-playing rules can be convenient and even useful, but do this only sparingly as a last resort and never without the consent of the role-players who would be affected by such initiatives. 1.2. Minimum posting expectation: Adept. We don't want to see any one-liners here, but that's not to say we expect novels either. Each post in the IC must have at least 10 sentences at the bare minimum. 1.3. This role-play is not libertine-oriented, so no detailed sex scenes please. When it comes to that, just fade to black. 1.4. Violence is, to a certain extent, allowed, but gore will not be tolerated. Swearing is also permitted, but keep it within the limit of good taste, please. 1.5. Respect your GMs (me, @darkflames13, and @SweetWendigo) and respect each other. We will not tolerate any arrogance or elitism here. 1.6. Violation of any of the following or aforementioned rules will result into one (1) warning. After accumulating three warnings, you will be effectively removed from the role-play. Skeletons 2.1. There are no reservations for this role-play. We don't operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. This means that posting a character sheet will not automatically guarantee you a spot. We can always reject applications and trust me, we have some pretty high standards. However, since this is just an Adept role-play we may be more lax about the quality of skeletons we expect. 2.2. Diversity and creativity are highly encouraged. But as with everything else, know the limits. You may add your own touches of creativity, but be sensible about it and don't go too overboard. As for race and gender preference, we won't put any limitations on this nor do we wish to (just so long as you don't make an elf or something, since this is a modern role-play for Chrissake, not Lord of the Rings), so knock yourself out. 2.3. This is a face-claim role-play. In other words, real people pictures only, please! If I see any anime or semi-realistic art, I will go ballistic. Having trouble finding face-claims? You may check out model sites like NEXT or you could hit us up and we'll try our best to assist you. Overused face-claims tend to make things a little less believable (and quite frankly, they're tacky), so as much as possible avoid well-known celebrities like, iunno, Vanessa Hudgens or something. The higher the quality of your photo, the better. 2.4. Banners are a must, and the size limit for these shall be 500x300 pixels (widthxheight). Banners may be GIFs or just plain old jpegs, it's up to you. It has also come to our attention that some people tend to post an inordinate amount of pictures in their character sheet, to the point of absurdity. Seriously, people. This is not a gallery. We know that a picture is worth a thousand words or whatever, but to be honest, we'd much rather read ACTUAL words rather than be bombarded with a thousand glaringly huge pictures of some celebrity we couldn't care less about. One banner would suffice. If you absolutely MUST post more pictures, at least keep them reasonably-sized or place them within spoiler tags. 2.5. We may ask you to tweak your skeleton, but this only arises in the event of discrepancies. If your skeleton is inconsistent with the story, or just plain inconsistent, then you'll have to make the appropriate revisions. There's no two ways about it. 2.6. Relationships are mandatory, but there's no hurry to fill these out after you've been accepted. Participants do not have to plan a relationship with every single character in the role-play. Just one or two relationships with other players will make us happy. 2.7. You can fancy up your skeleton all you want, but keep in mind that this is not particularly necessary and won't affect our judgement in any way. Feel free to mess around with the format and coding of your character sheet. You can rearrange it in anyway you want, so long as it's coherent and all the requested information is present. Try to avoid bright colors and colors that are too dark. Keep in mind that Iwaku allows users to customise color themes. It is advised that you use colors that would blend in well on any of the backgrounds that Iwaku provides. That being said, as a general rule of thumb, avoid using black or white font. More to the point, if you just can't code for shit, then don't force yourself. Simplicity is perfectly A-OK. It's the quality of the writing that matters, not how fancy your character sheet looks. We're not petty people. 2.8. We reserve the right to reject any and all skeletons that we feel are not up to par with the standards of this role-play. 2.9. Reservations are not allowed, but you may post WIPs in the Sign-Up thread. Place a note above your character sheet indicating that it is a work-in-progress to keep others, especially us GMs, informed. Do not post bare WIPs. At least have some basic information written down before posting your character sheet. Once you're finished writing your character sheet, inform any of us GMs via private message or the OOC and we'll get right on to reading it. 2.10. On the off-chance your character gets rejected or you decide to opt out of the role-play, then please delete your skeleton. This is so that the Sign-Up thread doesn't get cluttered with obsolete character sheets. We will give you three days to do this yourself, before we take matters into our own hands and delete the skeleton on our own. We will NOT be held liable for any lost content. You have been warned. (We'll probably keep a back-up anyway, just in case.) Activity 3.1. Post at least once a week. I know that life can be hectic, but surely one post a week isn't too much to ask. Post consistently to keep things running. Writer's block is not an excuse; you can write something shitty for all we care, so long as it isn't inconsistent with the story and/or is jam-packed with spelling and grammatical errors. The more active you are, the happier we will be. But just as there is a minimum, there is also a limit. To the more active role-players, try to give others a fair chance to respond to your posts. This is so nobody gets left behind. 3.2. Going on hiatus? Inform us. Tell us when we should be expecting your return. Will your hiatus last two weeks? A month? What do you want us to do with your character while you're on leave? If you disappear without telling us, we'll just assume you're dead, turn your character into a NPC, and proceed with the role-play without you. 3.3. If you want out, inform us. Don't just drop off the face of the Earth or something. We hate it when people keep us guessing. Just remember that we reserve the right to do whatever we wish with your character once you leave, for the sake of continuity. It's not exactly believable to just have them disappear into a puff of smoke just because you don't want in on this role-play anymore. 3.4. The activity will be monitored closely. If you haven't posted for a week, you can be sure we will pester you about it in the PMs. That's one warning for you. Following that, we'll give you another week to catch up. If you don't post within the allotted time, we'll boot you out of the role-play. Simple as that. But even if you do catch up, you'd have still accumulated one warning. Get two more and you're out. We have limited patience for this kind of thing and we shouldn't have to constantly remind you to post, since that is your responsibility, not ours. Posting 4.1. Strictly no WIP posts in the IC thread. Either post something complete in the IC or don't post at all. 4.2. Banners, current locations, and character names must be present in all IC posts. This is to make it a little easier for some of us to pinpoint who is playing who and where everyone is at. And also so that we all remember how everyone's characters look like. OOC 5.1. A special Skype group chat/PM group will be created for out-of-character conversations. All OOCs go there. We will NOT see any OOCs in the Sign-Up thread and the IC thread. Such posts will be automatically deleted, with or without warning. 5.2. No OOC drama, no elitism. Talking about drama is fine, but stirring up the same with your fellow role-players and ruining the fun for everyone is an entirely different matter and something we will not tolerate. That being said, respect yourself and respect each other. Exercise the proper netiquette. Furthermore, we will not be having any "elitist" role-players who believe they're better than everyone else and know all there is to know about role-playing. Confidence is good, sure, but arrogance is not. Remember that even the best of writers out there are not perfect. There's always something new to learn. C h a r a c t e r S h e e tBanner: Face-Claim: Name: Age: (14-18, high school students basically) Sex: (biological sex) Sexual Orientation: Ethnicity: Personality: Biography: (character's reasoning for going through with the road trip must be evident) Appearance: (description must match face claim) Miscellaneous: C a s tUsername / Face Claim / Character Name A C T I V E FieryCold / Vittoria Ceretti / Joan Lambert [JUMP] Weeping Liberty / Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (Halsey) / Nova Saint [JUMP] Darkflames13 / Carson Hiner / William Asher Fay [JUMP] Princess Misaou / Ksenia Komleva / Saige Grimm [JUMP] Nemopedia / Asa Butterfield / Emrys 'Ashlan' Jernigan [JUMP] I N A C T I V E Gossamer / Abel Tesfaye / Aubrey Baudelaire MarilynFae / Danielle Campbelle / Isabella Dawn Woods SweetWendigo / Dane DeHaan / Allen Gray Jihae / 권혁 / Jordan Lee Lulunopia / Alex Gronlund / Kelly Lane *This is the final cast list. Includes only ACCEPTED characters.