Post by υиdεяcσνεяѕнεяlσcк on Nov 2, 2018 22:04:36 GMT -5
how it all began
it started with silence. not what you expected, hey?
well, this time is full of surprises for all of us.
it was a school day, an average tuesday morning - or so we all thought. but then the sudden silence seemed to coat everything, making it seem as if time had slowed down of its own volition, as if the air had grown heavy and sticky, clinging to us like a second skin.
and then with a loud pop it all came rushing back and now it was the sound of glass shattering, of nails on a chalkboard, of screaming.
most of us managed to get out, but not all of us were so lucky, and so here we are, making a stand, some too afraid to leave the protection of the group and the stone walls we've surrounded ourselves in, others simply having nowhere else to go.
we're building our resistance, bit by bit, gathering what tools and weapons we can and stockpiling food. everyone has their job, their place in this new world. we work together to survive.
no matter your story - there's a place for you here.
about hello and welcome!
so as you can probably guess from the title and the intro, this is a small group zombie apocalypse rp (:
it's set in a school, recently after a group of zombies attacked, and were fought off by the students and teachers. everyone is working together to simply survive in this mess and get through the day.
the way this works is you claim a character trope below and design your character, but each person is also allowed two other characters that do not have to follow a trope. i'm making it max three characters per person to start with, but this could easily change later if more characters are needed.
RULES - activity - hey i get it, we all get busy, even i do, but minimum one post a week unless you've let us know that you're going to be away - after a week without posting at all, characters interacting with yours will be freed to move the plot along.
- literacy - i'm picturing this as what i would consider a 'semi-advanced' rp, so at least one paragraph (approx. 5 lines) per reply. try to keep spelling and grammar accurate as well, and please indicate any OOC chat when other people or yourself are rping so it doesn't get confusing (can be done through the use of brackets or other reply headers).
- roleplaying - the usual; follow all forum board rules, no godmodding/spotlighting etc (exception if you have explicit consent from someone else to use their character or with zombies), no perfect characters, keep gore and romance PG13+ (take it to PM otherwise). feel free to start rping as soon as you post your joining form - you do not have to wait for me to approve it, but i may ask you to edit your form before it is approved.
if the rules are not followed, you will be given a warning and asked to change the behaviour, and then removed if the rules are continued to be broken.
JOINING FORM @name || character name || trope description** faceclaim
** must include: age, basic physical description, any living family/relationships ** can include: background story/history, personality, sexuality, face claim (please include in a spoiler)
THE LEADER the leader of the group, most likely a senior, who has taken charge of organising everyone, and making sure that everything runs smoothly.
THE SECOND IN COMMAND the leaders' right-hand. probably friends from before the outbreak began. helps manage the logistics, and keep everything in check.
THE FIGHTER the first to go out and fight. always thinking of the quickest way to get rid of as many zombies as possible, and always finding the danger.
THE HEALER someone who has at least a little previous medical knowledge. kind and caring, wanting to help heal instead of fight.
THE SCIENTIST - claimed by apollo sun science nerdtm, is probably the smartest out of everyone left at the school, and is hoping to find a cure above all else.
THE OPTIMIST - claimed by dot a happy spirit, who can always see the silver lining. has made it their job to keep everyone happy. probably won't leave you alone until they see you smile.
THE REALIST - claimed by sherlock wiser than their years, the realist will be the first to point out the flaws in the leaders' plans. kind of thinks this rebellion is pointless, because what are a bunch of kids going to do against an apocalypse? but will be the first to defend every single person there.
THE YOUNG ONE the one that everyone underestimates. should be younger than the majority. although they may have a baby face, their determination and wit has surprised on more than one occassion.
υиdεяcσνεяѕнεяlσcк || Ellie Jacobs || the realist a seventeen year old senior with just a little bit of sass to her. a realist for as long as she can remember, Ellie considers herself to have a good head on her shoulders and a quick wit. with medium length wavy blonde hair normally tied up out of her face, and green eyes, Ellie sometimes prefers to stick to herself, not wanting to have to explain her sometimes harsh sounding words. although she speaks her mind, and will always point out the flaws, she's good at heart, and always tries to be kind.
υиdεяcσνεяѕнεяlσcк || Cameron 'Cam' Holling || n/a a sixteen year old twin, Cam is used to always having someone by his side, so this whole apocalypse experience, which has torn his twin sister, Lexa away from him on more than one occassion doesn't quite sit right with him. although he can have his moments, Cam tries to put on a brave face, especially for the younger kids, and to do his part in helping out the group by sorting supplies and watching the young children whose parents haven't yet been found. very protective for his age, he hates seeing Lexa go out to fight, but knows it is a necessity, he just wishes he was brave enough to join her. with a mop of dark brown hair, tanned skin, and dark brown eyes - he almost looks like a shadow, and is often as quiet as one.
υиdεяcσνεяѕнεяlσcк || Lexa Holling || n/a twin of Cam, Lexa could be said to be the complete opposite of her brother in all but looks. they have the same dark hair and eyes, but Lexa appears to be thriving in the chaos of the apocalypse. it wouldn't be right to say that she's enjoying herself, but she figures that there isn't much she can do about the situation, so she may as well do her part to make things right. in her mind, that means going out and getting rid of as many zombies as possible. smart and a logical thinker, Lexa can also be incredibly rash, especially when it comes to Cam, who she feels like she needs to protect in this new overwhelming world.
A 16 year old Junior with brown hair and green eyes. He is gay but closeted and is worried if someone finds out and saws something. He is loyal and kind. Sure he may be very cautious about his actions and personality due to his fear of being hated for his sexuality but it doesn't mean he won't hide his very cheery attitude. He wears t-shirts and tank tops as well as gym shorts or jeans. He sometimes wears lip gloss but a skin colored kind so it's not too obvious.
. || Ava "AJ" Barnes || the optimist AJ is a 16 year old girl of 5'5. She has medium length golden blonde hair and dark brown eyes with skin somewhere between tan and pale. She has a scar on her lower lip, pierced ears, and a bracelet on her right wrist that she's never seen without. AJ tends to dress comfortably over fashionably, not caring what others think about her clothes. Well, in a way. She doesn't care if she's 'fashionable', but she prefers to dress in clothes that don't stand out. T-shirts. Jeans. Sports jerseys. Hoodies. Light colors. She has about an average amount of muscle and fat, not seeming to have an over average or under average body. AJ seems to be a bright and lively optimist. She's always bringing a smile to other people's faces and doing her best to lighten a room. While she isn't the type to stand out in front of a crowd, she's great in one on one situations. Despite this, she gets very easily stressed and doesn't look on the bright side herself. She tends to bottle things up and make other people think stuff is okay even when she doesn't believe that. She has an older brother named CJ.
. || Connor "CJ" Barnes || CJ is an 18 year old football player. He tends to look like your typical high school jock. He's about 5'10 with tanned skin, blond hair, and blue eyes. He has a few light freckles on his face and a tattoo of a hawk on his back, but no scars or other marks. CJ comes off as a jerk at first. He's bossy and arrogant, often placing more importance on him and his friends. He's also extremely protective of AJ. This all stems from insecurity. CJ was a small guy in his elementary and middle school years and had been bullied. Since then, he's put up a cold all around himself and uses that to justify his behavior. Sister is AJ
relationship tree Cameron + Lexa Holling = twins Ava + Connor Barnes = siblings
activity log υиdεяcσνεяѕнεяlσcк || active || Ellie Jacobs, Cameron Holling, Lexa Holling @angelfur || active || Icarus Parks . || active || Ava Barnes, Connor Barnes @name || activity level || characters
news 3/11/18 -- we opened 3/11/18 -- optimist (dot), fighter (sempis) claimed 4/11/18 -- young one (semper) claimed 6/11/18 -- scientist (apollo) claimed 7/11/18 -- leader (skyblaze) claimed + rping officially has begun 8/11/18 -- second in command (blaisie) claimed 10/11/18 -- plotting for how our scientist is going to find/create the cure has begun + the fighter trope has become unclaimed 12/11/18 -- second in command trope has become unclaimed 15/11/18 -- the leader trope has become unclaimed 17/11/18 -- healer (dot) claimed ??/12/18 -- we died over christmas/new year 12/01/19 -- we reopened, majority of spots became unclaimed
admin -- no one really goes here anymore, unless you want to read your weather damaged files, or try to use the computers which almost never work. gym -- the most common place to find people. with the big, relatively open space, that was solid walls and a roof, this is where most people choose to sleep, and where the food supplies are stored, as joined to the gym is a kitchen - somewhere students used to serve drinks and snacks during games. this is also the area where people fighting will train/workout, or just hang around if they aren't doing anything. classrooms -- the next common place that you'll find someone you're looking for. some people prefer to use the classrooms as a sleeping space, preferring to get away from the constant hum of noise in the gym - others just like to wander through for something to do. outside courts -- somewhere to blow off some steam. the younger children will often be found playing tag in this area, as they are not under the feet of everyone trying to work in the gym. older kids will play a variety of sports on the courts, from basketball to tennis or volleyball. arts/music rooms -- commandeered as the 'doctor's office' those with any kind of medical expertise can often be found in this building, the many small rooms perfect for isolating people if needed. science labs -- where magic happens. a few of the smartest have almost isolated themselves in these sterile areas, taking over to try and find a cure for the apocalypse they've found themselves in.
ƤαƖƖαѕ ✧ || Francesca ‘Fran/Frankie’ Mayne || the young one Fran (she usually only gets called Francesca if someone’s mad at her) is fourteen but doesn’t really look it; she’s always had a baby face. She is quite short and slim, giving her an elfish sort of look. She has relatively long dark hair which she tends to keep in a ponytail to keep it out of her face. She used to wear plaits but decided that this didn’t help her childish appearance. Her skin is pale and her eyes are a warm brown. Freckles dot the bridge of her nose. Francesca is a stubborn and fiery girl, and she hates that the others constantly underestimate her because of her youth. She is very determined and she is intelligent, having a wit that sometimes surprises the others in the group. She can be reckless, however, and lacks a quality of restraint that might benefit her in this environment. This may make her either the biggest danger to the group, or one of its greatest assets. She isn’t afraid to take risks and she will go to any lengths to achieve her goals and protect those around her, just as they protect her. Her bravery is a good quality, but she must learn to use it properly and be a little more cautious and measured if she is going to stay alive. She does have her moments of fear, of course, but tries to limit them to when she is alone; she figures that freaking out in front of the others is only going to make them underestimate her more. Fran had an older brother, Lucas, but she doesn’t know where he is. He presumably escaped the school. She doesn’t know where her parents are, but she maintains that she’s doing just fine on her own, thank you very much. Really she just tries not to think about it.
@/angelfur || Icarus Parks || Healer A 16 year old Junior with brown hair and green eyes. He is gay but closeted and is worried if someone finds out and saws something. He is loyal and kind which are perfect for a healer. Sure he may be very cautious about his actions and personality due to his fear of being hated for his sexuality but it doesn't mean he won't hide his very cheery attitude. He wears t-shirts and tank tops as well as gym shorts or jeans. He sometimes wears lip gloss but a skin colored kind so it's not too obvious.
ƤαƖƖαѕ ✧ || Iris Calloway || n/a Iris is a seventeen-year-old senior. She is tall and willowy with an almost ethereal look to her. Her pixie cut used to be dyed beautiful colours (she would change it often) but the dye she had in her hair has since grown out and she didn’t get to dye it before this whole thing started so it is now its natural red-brown tone. She has pale skin and bright blue eyes. She had a very individual style before this whole thing started and dressed in a hippie, boho style, enjoying long flowy fabrics. Now she doesn’t have that luxury anymore. Iris is optimistic and open and friendly. She is generally quite relaxed and open-minded and very kind to others. She is a free spirit. Because of this she finds it very hard being stuck in the school, trapped in the same boring routines and all the time terrified constantly. She finds herself surrounded by negativity, something she can’t deal with and is a drain on her overall mood and her mental health more than it might be on others. She isn’t a fighter and prefers to stay and help heal people or care for the younger ones, of whom she is very protective, especially her brother. She puts them before herself, which means she often forgets to take care of herself when she needs it. Before all of this happened she used to love to meditate, finding it helped to clear her mind when things were difficult. She still does it know but far less often. Sometimes if a younger child is struggling she will teach them to meditate, something that has proven quite popular in the group. It seems to help problem relax quite a bit. She has a younger brother named Simon and she aims to protect him at all costs. She doesn’t want him to know that his sister, with her usually sunny disposition, is really starting to struggle. She doesn’t want anyone to know that.
ƤαƖƖαѕ ✧ || Simon Calloway || n/a Simon, who only gets nicknamed ‘Si’ by his sister and his closest friends, is fifteen. He looks rather like his sister, but with a few key differences. His skin is a little tanner, his hair a little lighter, his eyes brown rather than blue. It’s also evident that he isn’t going to be as tall as Iris, more just average height, though he does still have a little growing to do. He usually wears glasses (and he’s not at all jealous that his big sister has 20/20 vision) and he certainly dresses absolutely nothing like Iris. He never really understood her style and he doesn’t really want to if he’s completely honest. He’s quite happy in a flannel shirt and some jeans. Or anything, really. Whatever he can get. In terms of personality, this boy could not be more different from his sister. She is fun-loving and open-minded, while Simon is quite serious and logical. Iris is actually the only person he seems to act any different around; they have a relationship just like any other two siblings, though a little less so now than before everything happened. He is intelligent and quick-thinking, and prides himself on his problem-solving abilities. He likes to help out in any way he can, though he isn’t much of a fighter. He tends to go wherever he’s needed, though he particularly enjoys helping with the search for a cure ( only rarely is he allowed to help with that) or helping to heal people like his sister. He will fight if he needs to though. Simon loves to have a job he can do, somewhere to make himself useful, because it takes his mind off everything that’s happening around him. He struggles to deal with his emotions properly and doesn’t want to worry Iris with how he’s feeling when she can’t do anything about it. He's never really had the ability to slow down and relax as his sister does. He's quite an anxious person and though he's a hard worker this can be a problem if he overworks himself, something he is very prone to. But he’s scared, and he is sure everyone else feels the same.
. || Ava "AJ" Barnes || the optimist AJ is a 16 year old girl of 5'5. She has medium length golden blonde hair and dark brown eyes with skin somewhere between tan and pale. She has a scar on her lower lip, pierced ears, and a bracelet on her right wrist that she's never seen without. AJ tends to dress comfortably over fashionably, not caring what others think about her clothes. Well, in a way. She doesn't care if she's 'fashionable', but she prefers to dress in clothes that don't stand out. T-shirts. Jeans. Sports jerseys. Hoodies. Light colors. She has about an average amount of muscle and fat, not seeming to have an over average or under average body. AJ seems to be a bright and lively optimist. She's always bringing a smile to other people's faces and doing her best to lighten a room. While she isn't the type to stand out in front of a crowd, she's great in one on one situations. Despite this, she gets very easily stressed and doesn't look on the bright side herself. She tends to bottle things up and make other people think stuff is okay even when she doesn't believe that. She has an older brother named CJ. faceclaim
. || Connor "CJ" Barnes || CJ is an 18 year old football player. He tends to look like your typical high school jock. He's about 5'10 with tanned skin, blond hair, and blue eyes. He has a few light freckles on his face and a tattoo of a hawk on his back, but no scars or other marks. CJ comes off as a jerk at first. He's bossy and arrogant, often placing more importance on him and his friends. He's also extremely protective of AJ. This all stems from insecurity. CJ was a small guy in his elementary and middle school years and had been bullied. Since then, he's put up a cold all around himself and uses that to justify his behavior. Sister is AJ faceclaim
[Yeah I don't know for two of mine either but I think you're allowed to rp before you're accepted you might just be asked to edit the form. But you don't have to do anything if you don't want I mean I waited for Fran to be accepted so I was sure it was okay]
Iris Calloway was starting the day in what passed for a hospital in this place. Which, it had to be said, wasn't really much. It could barely even be caled a hospital. But that was okay. Those who preferred to heal came here to help the wounded or sick, of which there tended to be plenty.
It had been a fairly nondesript morning thus far; she'd woken up quite early, as she usually did (she was a morning person) and left to find a quiet place to meditate for a few minutes. Once she'd cleared her mind, it had been time for the meagre breakfast she was rationed. THe biggest rations were saved for the younger kids and for the fighters, which meant Iris had to make do with a relatively small portion. But still, she wasn't starving, so it could be a lot worse. They were lucky to have any food supplies at all.
After breakfast she had found herself in the hospital, probably to take her mind off everything. She needed something to do, something else to think about. And so she was preparing supplies in the corner of the room for the people she would see today, and for those that would undoubtedly arrive.
She was not the primary healer in this place, of course, and she had no prior medical knowledge. She had been trained, and functioned more as a nurse than anything else. But that didn't mean she couldn't start her day early and be prepared for everything.
Simon Calloway had still been asleep when his sister left the room but had woken up not long afterwards to get his breakfast and everything. He was all set for the day and had woken bright and early. Just not as early as Iris.
The fifteen-year-old didn't really know where he might be needed that day, he thought as he ate his food. He may go and help Iris but he would prefer to be able to help with the search for a cure if they'd let him do that that day. If not he would be happy with anything. He would love to help with planning or logistics or literally anything that required a little brainpower. He needed something that required him to think and distract his brain from everything that was happening around him. Like his sister, who seemed to be hiding something from him. Like that he was starting to feel more anxious more often.
Oh, and the apocalypse. That also sucked.
He needed something, anything, to occupy his time. And there was never any shortage of jobs around here, though Simon had to say he would really want to avoid having to fight. They tended not to ask him because he was a couple years younger than most people but when they did he tried to avoid it. He just wasn't a fighter, he certainly wasn't particularly strong and he just didn't really feel like dying.
Francesca Mayne always knew to wake up a little earlier than everyone else. It was a good way to beat the queues to get food and it was also the best way to get the freshest food too. Not that any of it was exactly gourmet anyway. It didn't matter, it was important to the fourteen-year-old.
So Fran climbed out of bed and ran a brush through her hair quickly - that brush was one of her few possessions and one of the harder-to-replace supplies - before pulling it up into its typical ponytail. Once she was dressed she was ready for the day and so she headed down to get breakfast.
The young teen collected her rations and sat down with her food, watching as more people started to trickle in. It seemed the day was truly starting.
Fran hoped she'd get something decent to do today. She was always considered too young to have one of the actually interesting or important jobs around here, or sometimes any job at all. She hated sitting around. She would love to be a fighter but she was always underestimated and was only very rarely asked to head out and fight. That was always really disappointing for her.
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~Duskheart~: Wikipedia is actually decently sourced almost all of the time.
Apr 18, 2019 10:15:04 GMT -5
~Duskheart~: It USED to be more sketchy. It's good for finding sources now.
Apr 18, 2019 10:15:17 GMT -5
Moonlight: ^ yep. It used to be a lot more unreliable than it is now.
Apr 18, 2019 11:43:40 GMT -5
Moonlight: it's not like a fandom wikia that can just be made and edited by anyone lol. There's tons of moderation. though I do agree about WebMD, there are better places for that for sure >_>
Apr 18, 2019 11:45:05 GMT -5
Smokey Feather: Winter Hawk misophonia is hatred of sound basically. You get at the very least highly annoyed by sounds that most don't consider annoying more of less. Chewing, tapping, breathing, etc. I'm putting it simple but it's a little more complex xD
Apr 18, 2019 12:19:16 GMT -5
embertuft: It was the only website I could find in the span of five seconds I was pretty lazy and just copied the first link that was there.
Apr 18, 2019 12:46:58 GMT -5