Aqua & Shap's Game of Life - [Closed - Started!]

CounterAttack

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I have a quick question about the start of the RP. When will it be set in regards to the time of the college year? The start of the year makes sense; that will allow people to get to know each other at classes and when they all move into apartments and suchlike.
 

Fishtie

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*Sigh* Well fine then, I guess a distaff counterpart could work too.

Name: Angela Runamare

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Orientation: What's it matter to you? Mind your own business. (Heterosexual)

Ethnicity & Appearance: Angela is Caucasian with hints of her long past Germanic/Ukrainian heritage. She stands about 5'9" tall and is quite thin and bony though with a touch of mussel. She's not particularly curvy and combined with her rather small chest could lead her to sometimes looking like a small boy. Her hair is brown and only gos to her shoulders but is often quite messy. She also has brown eyes.

Angela always dresses for comfort and convenience over style, often wearing t-shirts and pants as well as a sweatshirt that is always around her waste if not being worn. She usually wears her watch, a cheep but functional and solidly built outdoorsman watch. Angela always wears her glasses to correct for her almost crippling nearsightedness, her glasses are simple wireframe shaped in curved rectangles.

Most all of Angela's clothing is somewhat like herself; well maintained, but rather messy and unstylish. It's not for any particular reason other then she thinks it's a bother to keep up and be as immaculate as modern society demands.

Personality: Angela is rather introverted not because she's bad with people, quite the opposite in fact, but more because she just doesn't tend to like people. She often sees other people as a bit of a bother though she herself acknowledges that most of that is her own tendency to take care of them. While she has nothing against people as individuals she doesn't like groups and tends to prefer the company of animals.

Angela is something of a nerd, not because she cares about the label but simply because she happens to be interested in the things that nerds are known for being interested in. Angela tends to be quiet when she has nothing to say, but can quickly and easily launch into entire speeches once a conversation has turned to something she has an opinion on.

Angela considers herself somewhat old fashioned in her morals and values. Being naturally stoic she won't often show her emotions, especially ones that trouble her since she doesn't want to bother anyone. She has a few odd quirks and habits that she suspects could be evidence of very low class OCD but they never really bother her and aren't even noticed by most others.

Background: Angela is the only child of an upper middle class couple living in southern California. Her father is an airo-space engineer and her mother worked an IT job and life was quite comfortable. Angela's parents were very loving if a touch spoiling and Angela's young life was lacking in major horrific trauma. (a fact that Angela jokes is a rarity of the highest quality)

When she was young Angela excelled at her studies and her parents were very happy, however Angela realized herself after a while that she was mostly clever rather then smart, she could think quicker then even some adults but her mind could lose things just as quickly if they didn't make sense.

Regardless, Angela found herself able to easily pick up a wide variety of skills and had (a curse, she would say) an interest in just about everything that was around her. Angela quickly developed into something of a Renaissance woman accumulating lots of information, experience, and junk about just about everything.

Though she already tended to stay away from people Angela spent several years in her middle school and eventually high school band and formed a small but very dense group of friends. However, as High School came to an end a problem came up. While her friends and classmates each found work or some passion to study Angela had nothing. Her years of polymath left her with a grounding in many skills, but she had not particular talent or passion to pursue. Angela knew that the modern world was one of specialization so she went to find something, anything that she could do.

College Program: Hydrology

Relationships: Angela left her close friends and family home when she left to attend Harbor Collage. She still keeps in touch with them, but she doesn't know anyone locally yet and is starting quite fresh.

There we go. Let's see if you can figure out how much of that is from my past.
 

Shapsters

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CounterAttack said:
I have a quick question about the start of the RP. When will it be set in regards to the time of the college year? The start of the year makes sense; that will allow people to get to know each other at classes and when they all move into apartments and suchlike.
The beginning of the year methinks, fresh start to the year. For some characters it'll be their first college experience.
 

Aqualung

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CounterAttack said:
I have a quick question about the start of the RP. When will it be set in regards to the time of the college year? The start of the year makes sense; that will allow people to get to know each other at classes and when they all move into apartments and suchlike.
What Shaps said; the opening post will likely be you finishing your unpacking, and meeting other people and whatnot.
 

NeoAC

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All right, I'll be the bigger man and be a woman.

Name: Anjali "Anya" Sidhu

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Orientation: Bisexual

Ethnicity & Appearance: Anya is Indian, standing roughly 5'6", with deep brown eyes, and straight black hair down to her shoulder blades, her bangs hanging on the side of her maple brown face. She's got a svelte figure, which she flaunts regularly.

She's usually seen wearing a low cut t-shirt with some logo on it, a pair of blue jeans and a pair of sandals.

Personality: Anya is the kind of girl who will try anything and do anything. Partying takes precedence over studying for her, and she will do whatever is being offered at a shindig. Anything to piss off daddy. She is very outgoing, and tries to be friends with everyone she meets, but it's clear when talking with her parents she doesn't hold anything back from them.

Background: Anya was born in Goa, India, but her parents immigrated to the States when she was one year old. He parents settled outside of Chicago, her father quickly rising though the ranks at Chicago Mercy hospital to become their top surgeon. While he may have been living the American dream, he certainly wasn't letting go of his Indian roots. He made sure Anya's mother taught their daughter to speak Hindi at home, and was fully immersed in her heritage. It worked for the first few years, but once she started going to public school, the seeds of Americana were planted in Anya. They didn't sprout at first, but once she hit puberty, she started shirking her culture in favor of those of the group. And she enjoyed it. It was a lot more fun than the strict caste system her parents were trying to keep her in. She became someone with two personas; the outgoing party girl who was everyone's friend at school, and the subdued responsible studier in front of her parents. She kept this up right until the end of high school.

Her father wanted his child to follow in his footsteps, become a doctor, and they had sent Anya's credentials off to some of the top medical colleges in America. Johns Hopkins. Stanford. Duke. They all loved her; a smart, motivated minority, with a pedigree to match. Only problem was one of those adjectives was incorrect. Anya had no intention of going to university for another eight years. Not in the slightest. So she applied on her own to Harbour College. She snatched the letter she got back, her acceptance more than confirmed, multiple scholarships being awarded to her due to her marks. So when her father was debating her choices for her at the end of the summer, she broke the news that her answer would be none of the above. There was a huge fight, and she left the house right after, only returning to recover her belongings under the watchful eye of her friend's parents, the ex-football player and his wife. Her father was furious, her mom just stood back in that passive-aggressive manner of guilting someone into staying. But it didn't work, the seeds of Americana were in full bloom, and now that she was 19, Anya was going to do what she wanted, and that meant going to the beach college to party her way through an Arts degree and living her life the way she wanted, not her father.

College Program: English

Relationships: She gets periodical phone calls from her parents ordering her to reconsider, but they just result in many loud insults in Hindi being screamed between them. She was the only one of her high school friends to head for Harbour College, so she's looking to get a new group together ASAP.
 

zen5887

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Aqualung said:
If you very much would like to be accepted into this RP, it is highly recommended that you submit a female instead.
Game on!

Name: Ellen Isabella Davis

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Orientation: Heterosexual

Ethnicity & Appearance: Ellen is Caucasian, 5'3 and quite petite. Her hair is a short and brown, with a straight fringe just above her pale blue eyes, which are framed by a pair of black rimmed glasses. She normally wears a thin layer of eye-liner and foundation just to keep thing consistent.

Ellen likes to take care of her appearance, and is a fan on vintage clothing for her everyday look. Most days she'll be wearing a thrift shop dress and a scarf, assuming it isn't too hot. More often then not she'll wear black leggings under her dress and black or red hightops on her feet.

Personality: Ellen is fairly introverted and enjoys her time alone, she will stay out of peoples way most of the time. Generally she feels somewhat uncomfortable about people, which comes from a simple lack of experience with social interaction, rather than a complete dislike. She has some fairly strong opinions and some potentially strong ideas, however more often than not she is too afraid to express these in any social situation she isn't completely comfortable with. However, If Ellen does get into a conversation with someone she is comfortable with, on a topic she is comfortable with, she could happily talk for hours.

Ellen sees herself as a creative person, writing music is her primary passion. Unfortunately, she is dreadfully disorganised, lazy and slightly apathetic. Thus, many good ideas she thinks of are either never written down and forgotten, or lost.

Ellen jokingly refers to herself as "the hippest geek around." She enjoys alternative everything; music, fashion, movies and people. Although not overly interested in typical geeky activities (Videogames, Anime etc.), the majority of her social circle at highschool was, so a fair bit of it rubbed off and she often finds herself gaming for many hours.

Background: Ellen had a fairly standard upbringing, although her parents split up when she was 3 but both remarried and both managed to keep a strong relationship with Ellen. Her Mother is a hotel receptionist and step father is a builder, her real father moved out of the city worked on a friends farm for many years until he moved back pursue a teaching career.

Ellen has been around music since a very young age, her mother enrolled her in a Young Musicians program which she was 4. After the program wrapped up, she took piano lessons which she continued until high school. It was during her highschool years that she developed her passion for composition, as well as her raging dislike for studying anything she wasn't interested it. As soon as she could she enrolled in Harbour College

College Program: Music (Composition)

Relationships: Ellen hasn't seen any of her highschool friends pretty much since Highschool finished. Despite promising each other they would keep in touch several conflicts of interest and scheduled clashes has kept them apart. Her best friend from school was meant to be in the same course, but changed out at the last minute. This worries Ellen, as she is scared that she won't be able to make any new friends. But this fear is met with an eager excitement.
 

Lost In The Void

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Name: Joshua Richardson

Age: 19

Sex: Male

Orientation: Heterosexual

College Majors: Psychology Major, Business Minor

Appearance:

Personality: Joshua has an addictive personality. Back in New York he had been the life of the parties, always up for a good time, always the first one to the party and always the last one to leave. The attitude got him far into the New York scene. He had relationships, flings, one night stands, all in the name of fun. Or that is what everyone assumes when they meet him.

Joshua also used to have confidence issues and bouts of depression however he learned to cope with that soon after his move to the new City and is now a brighter person internally as well as exteriorly.

Relationships: None except for his old friends from New York and the City, both of which he still keeps in contact with. His mother used to be his confident until her murder the preceding year. His father is in prison for that murder.

Friends: He still talks with the old friends from the town he moved to before college, but other than that, he's always more of an "associate," that guys you see at all the parties despite never knowing who he was.

Bio: Joshua has never been a loner. He always attracted people to him, whether they were the "right kind" or not. He experimented with drugs, dropped them quickly though when one of his friends in a meth frenzy, jumped off of the balcony and killed himself. He still smokes though, a reminder to the fates that could have been his.

His parents were always a touchy subject. They fought with him while he was still a young teenager, but that was just par for the course. Josh was way more concerned about the fights that went on between his mother and father. The fights were never about money, oh no, they had too much of that already. Instead it was simply two opposing personalities that just wouldn't work anymore. Soon Dad wasn't sleeping at home anymore, soon his stuff was missing and strange women would answer the phone when he called. Josh felt betrayed, his father just leaving like that. Soon the court trials began and custody of the 17 year old began. It was bitter, nobody is the good guy in family court, but thanks to Josh's own wishes, his mother won that prize. Alimony cheques began arriving padding Josh's bank account, as his mother didn't need the cash, being a powerful business woman. This was the same profession as his father, the difference being that his mother always had time for him.

Soon they found out that Josh's father had sold the house on them, the penalty for only having his name on the mortgage. It was time to move. Joshua's grandparents had moved to Florida to retire so their house was now Joshua's and his mothers. This meant no new mortgage and a fresh start for everyone. They packed and a month after Josh's 18th birthday they were off to the new City, somewhere new, somewhere that Josh may have had peace from his inner demons and trials.

It was funny how fast life seemed to pick up for Joshua at that time. He had his demons, but he was helped out by a girl by the name of Lyla. The two dated for a while, but soon the two hit a rock that couldn't be passed by either of them. After going to a party for a few drinks the two were separated for a while and Joshua found himself chilling with a few girls. He was drunk, but he managed to go about not doing anything behind Lyla's back. She found him, however in the hottub with one of the girls in particular and she put two and two together to get five. She started to scream at him and the alcohol began to take effect between the two of them. The two began to argue, she dumped her drink on him and walked out. The two haven't even looked at each other since.

It was after this heartbreak that Joshua received more bad news. His father had finally snapped and murdered his mother in a fit of rage. Joshua went and found him and pummeled him down. He would have gotten a rap too, but a cop took pity on him and said that he had acted in self defence. Joshua only needs to wait for his father's court date now.

For now the man is in Prison and his court date has been set, for now all Joshua is doing is focusing on moving on and finishing his classes. However the background in business and this outburst has shaped what he is doing in university. He decided to go with a psychology major while doing a business minor.

On the side he also does a poker league with a few of the students.
 

Mookie_Magnus

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Name: Micah Finn

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Orientation: Omnisexual

Ethnicity & Appearance: Caucasian, specifically of Scandinavian and Dutch descent. Middling blond hair and piercing green eyes. He stands about 5'10, at about 140 pounds. He's in good shape, considering diet and activity level, he doesn't work out, but maintains a slim-but-fit physique, even if he doesn't have the abs he wishes he did.

He has a few small ear-rings in each ear, three pairs in the cartilage of the upper ear, and very small gauges in his lower ears. On his back, on his left shoulder, there is a small tattoo of a paw-print, yellow in color.

His face is somewhat long proportionally, with one of his most prominent facial features being his nose. It's not that big, but it has caused people to ask if he was Jewish, before. His hair is chin-length and wavy-curly. He keeps it longer, because if it goes shorter than ear-length, his curls start sticking up around his temples, at which point nothing can be done with them.

Personality: First thing about him, is that he is very open and affectionate with people. He dislikes the issues most people have about being close to someone, and will quite often snuggle up against whichever of his friends is nearest, regardless of who it is. Depending on the friends, he will occasionally greet people with a kiss on the cheek, but only for those who will let him do so.

He is a highly empathic individual, a helper-type person who has helped very many of his friends with complex emotional and identity issues. He is not a religious person, per se, but he does have a certain degree of spirituality. Some people find this weird about him, often thinking he's not quite right in the head at times. Especially when they seem him sketching nude drawings on his laptop's drawing tablet.

Above all things, Micah loves simply being with people. He craves intimacy, be it sexual or platonic, and will be very offended if not hugged by a close friend or relative. One of his biggest problems is a fear of letting the people he cares about down. When he was younger, he used to suffer from attacks of anxiety, which he is currently medicated for.

Background: Micah came from a somewhat hectic and violent upbringing, and there are things in his past which he does not like to talk about at all, not even with those closest to him. Too many bad memories. What he does allow people to know, is that one of his parents suffered from alcoholism as he was a child, he was teased for being "gay" in elementary and middle-school, as well as somewhat during High School, and his parents were somewhat religious. He was also raped by an older boy during his Freshman year of High School. That one brings out a particularly bad reaction, especially when nearby people treating rape as some sort of joke.

College Program: Child Psychology, specifically interested in Gender Identity and Sexuality development.

Relationships: To Be Announced(upon talk with other players)
 

Sporky111

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Name: Connor LeBaron

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Orientation: Gay

Ethnicity & Appearance: Connor is Caucasian, with three grandparents who were native to France, but his skin has a not-tanned-but-not-pale-either complexion. He's of average height at 5'10", but is fairly skinny. He only weighs about 130 lbs, and has barely any muscle definition on his body.

He has short black hair, usually mussed quickly. His facial features are quite androgynous, subtly defined yet not feminine. His green eyes are usually bright and aware, though often heavy-lidded with lack of sleep.

Connor's style of dress tends to get him associated with emos, even though that's not at all his intention. He figures it's a combination of his black hair, his pierced eyebrow, and his liking of thin, black jeans that causes people to make the comparison. But in truth he's just as likely to be wearing bright colours and baggy pants and a hoodie.

Personality: Connor is very fun-loving and very eager to go out and have fun with friends. He tends to wear his emotions on his sleeve, and as a result he's not very skilled at the art of subtlety. But he tends to be very trustworthy, partly because he's a bad liar and partly because he can sense when people need him to be serious. He hates to see his friends unhappy, and will usually go out of his way to try and get them out of their slump.

Background: Connor grew up in a small community, with his extended family very close. Since his grandparents immigrated from France, he was forced to learn both English and French growing up. It was a fairly simple upbringing, a small school and a very tight-knit community. He liked it, but he never felt like he fit in just right.

It took for him to move away for college to figure out his sexuality, and even though he's on his second year and has been home several times, he's still closeted to his family. However, he's not at all secretive about his homosexuality in his college life. While that isn't to say he's flamboyant, he doesn't take any measures to hide it, and he doesn't hesitate to bring it up flippantly in conversation.

Connor is also a frequent partier, and often goes out to clubs and raves. He's had his share of one-night stands and short-term physical relationships, but nothing more. Someone looking through his drawers would find such things as mesh shirts, goggles, glow sticks, etc. What they would also find, if they were looking closely enough, would be the occasional brightly-coloured pill stamped with some seemingly random symbol.

College Program: Sound Design (he produces music as a hobby)

Relationships: I'd rather he didn't have an existing romance at the start, but I'm open to ideas
 

Monkfish Acc.

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Well uh hey uh hello everyone.

So despite my awful, awful RP habits, I figured I might as well give this one a shot.

Name: Karson Fischer

Age: 18

Orientation: Demisexual [http://www.asexuality.org/wiki/index.php?title=Demisexual]

Ethnicity & Appearance: Karson is a short, white, blonde-haired man with very little concern for personal appearance. He stands at about 5'6", something which he has always less than appreciated, and has big, light grey eyes that could be described as "piercing", "focused" or "unnerving as fuck".

He is of about average weight, though his tendency to have his clothes hanging off him makes him look much skinnier. He likes to wear things with long sleeves and will generally throw an unbuttoned shirt over any t-shirts or tank-tops he finds himself pulling on in the morning. He prefers heavy boots to conventional shoes, albeit with a zipper at the side to avoid unnecessary hassle, and almost exclusively wears dark blue jeans. His medium-length hair is in a perpetual state of messiness and almost seems to defy any attempts to tame it, becoming more disheveled the more any sort of brush or comb is run through it.

Personality: Karson is an asshole. There is no two ways about it. He is childish, mean and angry, and likes to verbally abuse anyone who tries to get close to him. All of this is to hide a massive inferiority complex which he has possessed since a very young age.

However, strip away the hostile attitude and scathing remarks and he is actually quite a sensitive, caring individual. When he does make friends, he worries constantly that his torrent of abuse is going to make them abandon him, which he is not entirely sure would be a good or a bad thing. He has a strong sense of justice and refuses to stand idly by when he feels someone is being wronged, despite how ineffectual his attempts to right things usually are.

He is also quite ambitious, despite his many failings both in life and as a person. He strives to succeed in things he really has no chance for success in, and allows every achievement - however small - to go to his head. Fortunately, he rarely achieves anything.

Background: When he was just five years old, Karson's biological mother - a single parent, struggling to get by - was shot and fatally wounded by an unknown thug in a convenience store robbery. Since then, he spent two years in the foster care system before being permanently adopted by a very wealthy couple, in whose care he spent the rest of his developing years.
They bought him whatever he wanted, but there was always an unspoken expectation for him to perform well to pay them back for all their charity. When his grades were mediocre, he was treated with cold hostility. When he did well, it was all smiles and kindness. He rarely did well.

In school, his performance was passable at best. He didn't make many friends, as he found most of the other pampered rich boys in his private school to be indescribably pompous. He did, however, manage to become incredibly close to one boy, whom he remained best friends with all the way through to high school.
Unfortunately, the two were unable to accompany each other through higher education. Karson's underwhelming grade average meant that he was ineligible to enter any of the high-end colleges afforded to his friend. The two parted ways after graduation, although they do keep in touch over the internet.

During his time as a high school student, Karson read a lot of crime novels, and strove to be a freelance detective. He often boasted about how he was going to be the greatest detective alive, a real life Sherlock Holmes, and liked to practice posing with toy guns in front of his mirror. As much as he thought he looked cool, he really kind of just looked like a doofus playing alone in his room.

Upon hearing that he would not be able to enter any of the more prestigious colleges and universities on the merits of his grades alone, his parents naturally decided to pay his way in. Karson refused, however, fed up with all of the gifts with strings attached and decisions made for him. Instead, he opted for a college in a city on the other side of the country and cut himself off from his adoptive parents entirely.

College Program: Forensic Science, Criminal Psychology, English

Relationships: A sort of "heterosexual life partners" type deal with a childhood friend, currently kept in contact solely via chatting over the internet. No other connections.

Side-Notes: Karson enjoys a few hobbies which he is notoriously not very good at. Those include:

- Playing the violin

- Computer programing and hacking

- Art and drawing

So poor is he at each of these, his work can sometimes be - and, in fact, often is - mistaken for that of a child.
Basically, he really sucks.

He also writes, but unlike all his other hobbies, he's actually not that bad at it. Hardly Pulitzer Prize-worthy, but decent nonetheless.

Don't pick this one unless you really like it, okay.
I mean, REALLY like it. Like, you simply must see where I am going to take him or you will die painfully forever really like it.
 

Nexus424

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Holy Balls this is late...Uh...I blame me not reading news >.>

Name: Trisha Lynn Price
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Orientation: Lesbian

Ethnicity & Appearance: Trisha is a 5'8" very thin, hourglass like bodied African American female, with very light caramel skin, hazel eyes and light brown hair, though she is very partial to putting blonde highlights in them giving her the golden to golden brown transition that she loves and picked up from her mother as well as the trait to tie it up in a bun or ponytail when she is bored else she lets it flow behind her to around her upper back. She wears black thin framed glasses with small red gems on the sides or thin shades as well as she loves the look they give her. You'll never see her without frames on her face (In high school it was rumored she even showered with them on and the fact that she swims with them didn't help her case). She also wears earring and varies then almost every two or three days, she loves ones with rubies and has a golden bracelet with a ruby in it given to her by her father. Her face has a defined tone of seriousness to it whenever she focuses on something and she will always tilt her eyes down from over her glasses so people can see her eyes. She almost always has ruby red nail polish on both her fingers and toes making sure that she stays as beautiful as she can all times that she can.

She believes that making a good appearance is important so she very rarely wears casual things such as jeans and regular t-shirts in mainly public areas. Her wardrobe consists of many various skirts [be they ruffled, cut at the side, frilled at the bottom, mini (her favorite)] and various blouses. She is almost always in heels to the point that she can run and jump in them.

Personality: Trisha is a temptress, a seductress, a flirt, a tease, hell she may even be a succubus if they exist, she attempts at these things without drawing overly attention to herself. She is a manipulator to anyone weak minded enough to fall under her spell and she has absolutely no remorse for anyone who does. She deems it as it was their fault to fall under such temptation. She is a hard thinker and very critical minded on the inside and anyone who has been around her will know that. Though around any meat-headed man she will instantly put on the cute bubbly role that any person knows all too well. She dresses like she does for a reason and she utilizes it. If your friends with her you're sure to be immune to the games that she plays but if not then you should seriously look out. She learned from her mother that life was out there and things would never be given to you so you had to go and take it.

Fortunately she rarely uses these traits to get good grades. She uses them almost only to amuse herself or her friends as long as they aren't overshadowed, she avoids the attention whore title that most try to put on her. What's wrong with just wanting to look good, even if it did get you extra things at times? It was an attitude she picked up in her last two years in high school when she fast realized that some people will do anything for a pretty face. She has used it to help overcome any obstacles that arrived in her life. She has always been smart in the field that she studied but she learned early enough that it never hurt to have that extra boost. She was that woman who got the job because her blouse was casually un-buttoned if it called for it but if need be she was prim proper and sophisticated. She knows looks can't get her everywhere but for the time being she may as well use it as well as she can right?

Hilariously enough she can be the nice and thoughtful friend to those who get close to her, even though she may try to get a bit analytical with them and a little intrusive on their lives. She strives to makes sure that her true friends are always happy. The word true friends is used because she has learned that there is a very large difference to those that may try to use her to get any man she may push away which has happened quite a few times. Her appearance and outer attitude means that she may be subject to getting gawked at by men, she'll even dance with them at clubs and parties but that's as far as any man will get because she has her eyes set on females only. She is described as a tough hard-shelled woman but won't be overly bitchy unless it truly calls for it. She can?t stand smoking and only rarely does recreational drinking but she'll never binge.

Background: Trisha came from a pretty good family. Her mother and father had split up when she was very young, which put her mother in a large bind making it hard to get by. She wasn't very attractive in there were many places that still held customs of suppressing women so she always taught Trisha to stick to her guns and never back down from anything, she learned from her mother that being a woman could be tough if you didn't have the will to do what needed to be done. Trisha kept those words to heart and saw her mom as an impenetrable force but when her mother got back together with her father that faded a little though she was still very happy to see her father again. Her parents had realized that their love had only faded for moments and didn't truly perish. This had happened mainly because her father's job as an international diplomat caused him to be away from weeks on end leaving her mother alone. They had little tiffs and fights but they never let it get too much in front of Trisha because they both loved her.

When she was 16 though her father was kidnapped and held captive for over a year due to his work and was finally recovered after months. She went through that time watching over the investigators that were constantly in her house. Asking questions, looking for clues and ideas trying to put pieces of a puzzle together and in time she began to ask them questions and try to do what they did. One man was nice enough to show her the ropes of being an investigator though the others ignored her. She loved following along and the idea of this being like a puzzle that when solved help others. She didn't want anyone to ever feel the pain that she did. When they found his father she overheard the man say something that made her smile. When asked why he helped Trisha learn some small traits he said it was because, "She asked with such a pretty face." She couldn?t help but giggle at that and learned that it was in fact true. Some people did in fact give in to a cute smile even if there was no need. Early on when she started school she did dislike the fact that sometimes her smarts were ignored due to her looks and sometimes even others around her but in time she ignored it and saw the ones who gave in as the sad ones. The more she used it the less she cared who got in her way but she kept it in as much control as she could.

College Program: She is Majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology

Relationships: Due to the way she has manipulated men she lost interest in them at very quickly finding most if not all looking at her for solely her looks and not her personality, unlike women. She tried a relationship with a man once and it continued until he dumped her solely for a prettier woman and that almost surely sealed the deal. This mainly drove her to be lesbian as she believed no man would look at her personality, though in the back of her mind she knows it's not true but it still makes it difficult to be friends with men thinking them only as tools.

She has many acquaintances but not too many friends. Her attitude has kind of shied some away from her due to her manipulative personality but she at times means well with it for those that allow her to help. She has a few friends that she?ll go to movies or out to dinner and clubs with.

Side Notes (Interests/Hobbies/Etc):

-Trisha is taking off-on courses in self defense for her extracurricular activities in Criminal Justice.
-If she isn't walking around reading a detective or mystery novel then she has earphone in her ear and her mp3 player between her breasts?sometimes both.
-She always carries a digital camera in her purse as one of the main things she enjoyed when her house was being looked around was photographing the crime scene, so she got into taking pictures all the time.

There ya go...Let's hope Iz be not too late and stuffs.
 

Time Travelling Toaster

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Huh, I'll give this a go, give me a chance to whip up a sheet. Female sheet on the way! [sub]After I read everyone else's to give me an idea of what to write.[/sub]

Name: Efrosinia Ivanski (Effy to most)

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Orientation: Bisexual, leaning more towards Lesbian

Ethnicity & Appearance: Effy is a Caucasian, Russian girl, standing at 5'9" with sapphire coloured eyes, her hair is a light blonde colour falling half way down her back. Effy is rather lean, an attribute she obtained through her near constant running.

Often called 'gorgeous' by men, Effy is rather shy about her appearance, opting to wear baggy clothing to hide herself, although she does make an effort not to look lazy doing so. She is rarely seen with jewellery as she finds it garish, however she has her tongue pierced, currently an emerald stud resides in the piercing.

Whenever she goes out however, a different side shines through, when a party is called, Effy will normally be there in well fitting dress, perhaps wearing jewellery if it matches the outfit.

Personality: Effy is very shy towards new people, but cheery and brutally honest to those she knows well, but still commonly refusing to ***** about other people. When out at a party, Effy becomes very flirty, usually with women before men due to past relationship problems and very loud to everyone, normally to their annoyance.

Background: Born and raised in Kirov in Russia, Efrosinia's mother died giving birth to her daughter, leading to her father almost immediately blaming the child for loss of his beloved. Over the course of her young life, she spent nearly half of each year in hospital for various injuries caused by her father. Ultimately the nurses complained around her fifth birthday, involving the family services who took her away and placed her in a a safer home with a new family.

For the next section of her life, up until she was 15, her life was fairly dull, the balance of school, puberty and the new family proved to be too boring for Effy. As a slight escape, she began to learn English in the hope of leaving the dullness behind after hearing so much of America, in hope that she may actually do something with her life. Upon finding about this, her foster parents were surprisingly supportive, helping her raise the funds to leave for a better life, telling her that they wished they had the courage to have done so whilst still young.

College Program: Business

Relationships: Had a previous friendship with Kiska while with her foster family, until she was moved to the US, at current she is unaware of her old friends presence at Harbour College.

Holds a close friendship with Trish Price.

Over the years, Effy has tried to succeed in relationships with men but has commonly fell flat on her face. As a result of she began testing herself with females and found the experience more fun, but still attempts a relationship with men everyone now and then.

Side Notes (Interests/Hobbies/Etc):
- Effy likes to jog, having no set route or distance. It also serves as her release of stress.
- If she ever listens to music outside of a party, it tends to be more classical piano music.
- Often reads thrillers as her choice of literature or Russian fantasy novels.

I'll probably add more to this as some things pop into my head. Edited slightly to include relationships and side notes.
 

Aqualung

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The Hairminator said:
How many of us are going to be let in?
I'm thinking anywhere from 8-12. Larger numbers manage fine in these kinds of RPs, because people are rarely all together in the same place at the same time. But it depends on what characters and what RPers we want.

That having been said, I'm going to be closing sheet submission now! Thanks everyone for the wonderful entries! You'll know who's in either today or tomorrow, so keep your eyes on this thread.
 

CosmicCommander

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That having been said, I'm going to be closing sheet submission now! Thanks everyone for the wonderful entries! You'll know who's in either today or tomorrow, so keep your eyes on this thread.
Damn. Oh well, good luck guys. I definately won't track you guys down and kill you if I don't get a place.

I definately won't.

EDIT: Male characters will have a 55% chance of admission, while Female characters will be enjoying a 71% chance of admission, assuming there will be a 1:1 admission rate.

I'm that nerdy.
 

Shapsters

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I'll bumpity bump with my sheet ^^

Name: Victoria (Tori) Lawson

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Orientation: Heterosexual

Ethnicity & Appearance: Tori's large, enchanting blue eyes are one of her strongest features, complimented by lightly tanned skin and some faint freckles she is quite striking. Her dirty blonde hair has some dark streaks, it reaches slightly past her shoulders, sometime worn straight down, other times it can be seen in a pony tail. She stands at about 5'8, her upper body is rather petite and slender, a case could easily be made that her best features were her bottom half, with a toned butt and long, flowing legs she wears a skirt or skinny jeans very well. Having gotten braces at an early age, Tori vowed to keep her teeth as white as they were straight, her shining smile is seen often by everyone and is complimented by small dimples. Tori has no piercings of any kind.

Tori has found the perfect balance of looking and feeling good in her clothing, wearing comfortable skinny jeans of various colours as well as shorts and skirts she is always comfortable. T-shirts, tank tops and other casual tops are found on Tori's upper half, she will wear slim fitting sweaters and jackets and has a fairly expensive PEACoat for special occasions (or any excuse she has to wear it). Tori is a big fan of Converse, owning a variety of colours and styles she is often seen wearing said brand however she does have flats and heels should the need arise. Accessories include bright rimmed sunglasses [http://www.ssense.com/photos/01143M008001_1_1.jpg] of various colours, coloured bracelets (usually cheap plastic ones), hats ranging from fedora's to berets and various belts of shape and size.

Personality: You know the kind of person who is actively seeking out people who are left out and tries to make them feel included? That is very much Tori, if she ever comes across someone who seems uncomfortable she will gently approach them with a smile and try her hardest to make them happy and comfortable. Tori is very happy and bubbly, it takes a lot of stress and negative emotions to get her down, her cheerfulness is very infectious and it takes a very bitter person to be negative around her.

After she started dating Nathan her view on life got even more positive (if that was possible). She has been through some difficult experiences in her life which have made her all the stronger, now viewing life in the most positive way possible she takes everything she is given and makes it positive.

Backround: Tori had a perfectly normal upbringing, her parents managed to maintain a happy marriage over the years, raising their children to be fair and open minded. Tori, from a young age, always seemed to be one of the boys, hanging out with Nathan and his friends; she tried her best to appear as one of them. Most of her younger years were spent being an awkward tomboy inside of forests and creeks, living a carefree life and constantly exercising her imagination. Once high school rolled around she began to develop into a women, often being the girl that the awkward kids or the social outcasts would grow crushes on due to her attempts to make them feel included. Not as if to say she was only sought after by them, Tori was constantly turning dates down from various types of guys, the idea of dating random boys to her seemed odd and she constantly found herself comparing these boys to Nathan and realizing they didn't stand up to him. It was in her last year of high-school when she had her first boyfriend, Rick was a real asshole that somehow had a power of Tori. She couldn't resist him and ended up getting into a very abusive and emotionally traumatising relationship, constantly having sex against her will and being verbally abused.

It was her friends who got her through that, eventually finding the courage within herself to dump Rick and be happy, realizing after the break up that her lack of a boyfriend in her early years was due to Nathan Stillman. It was always him she thought of when asked out yet she never considered that she had feelings for him, suddenly in a wash of emotions she realized that Nate was her perfect companion, they had always gotten along so well together yet never had it in them to realize how they truly feel.

College Programs: Child psychology, teaching, English.

Relationships: Tori has been dating Nathan for over a year now, her personality has only stood to become more happy as she grows even closer with what she considers to be her soul mate. She is reluctant to tell Nathan how strongly she feels about their relationship but she very much believes they should be together for the rest of their lives. Tori is friends with almost everyone she meets, it's rare to see her walk through the campus without waving at a friend every five seconds, most likely if you have met Tori you would consider her a friend or at the very least someone who you recognize and like.
 

Aqualung

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Alright, my fellow RPers. The time has come!

Shaps and I are very thrilled with the amount of fantastic, quality sheets submitted here. Unfortunately, we weren't able to accept all of you, and choosing was an incredibly difficult process.

We have acquired over 22 pages-worth of sheets compiled in Word, and over 8,000 words. That's four first year university essays. I know, right?

ae86gamer
CounterAttack
Lost in the Void
Neo AC
Nexus424
Lambi
CosmicCommander
Mookie_Magnus
The Poodonkis
The Zango
Sporky111
Aqualung
Shapsters

Game of Life will begin tomorrow, Friday 19th. Congratulations on those who have been accepted, and to those who haven't, better luck in the future!

Take the time to read everyone else's sheets, get acquainted, and forge alliances/enemies. If you are in the RP, please click here to join the user group and discussion. [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/The-Game-of-Life]

Name: Nathan 'Nate' Stillman

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Orientation: Heterosexual

Ethnicity & Appearance: Nathan is Caucasian and has a very athletic physique (but not overly so) and stands at about an even six feet, fit for being the member of numerous sports teams within his school and community. He has a fair tan from the extraordinary amount of time spent outdoors, and his complexion has cleared to reveal smooth skin. His hair is a dark brown and fairly short, gelled messily. Light chocolate brown eyes are perhaps his most interesting feature, with flecks of gold that gleam brilliantly in the sunlight.

As for dress, when not in a team uniform, he is very casual, limiting himself to mostly jeans, logo-free shirts, runners or converse, and frequently a pair of aviator sunglasses. On his right wrist he often wears a watch with a rather thick leather band, as well as a short necklace on a leather cord that bears a coin-shaped pendant with the initials 'L.S.' stamped onto them. The necklace is always tucked beneath his shirt.

Personality: Nate is a very 'all around' sort of person, making friends with many individuals with his carefree nature and humour; as a result, however, the distribution of his friendship is somewhat strained, and he holds multiple minor friendships rather than any major ones. He often then becomes a little secretive in nature, enjoying lonesome strolls more than wild parties, and frequently visits his ill sister by himself.

His memory is a bit off as well, making him seem a little random at times. For instance, he failed to mention to his girlfriend that his sister was in hospital for the first year they were dating; however, he has a photographic memory, especially for artwork. His admiration for art is repressed by himself, as none of his popular friends are interested in the subject.

Background: Nathan has lived with reasonably good fortune, born into a middle-upper class family. His father, an architect, provided them with a large and beautiful home while his mother, a commanding businesswoman, provided plenty of income. Nathan and his sister Lucy shared a carefree lifestyle, experiencing the typical childhood dream.

At the age of eight, however, Lucy was diagnosed with leukemia, and gradually begun to live in the hospital rather than the home. Though five years older than her, Nathan managed to keep a strong friendship with his sister, visiting her daily. His parents have, in the past several months, begun enduring emotional hardships due to Lucy's illness, and have begun to fight when they assume he can't hear them. But he always does.

Relationships:
Family- A full family, with a stressed mother (Jennifer), an optimistic father (Harry), and one incredibly generous and selfless sister (Lucy).
Girlfriend- Tori Lawson, now dating roughly a year and gladly doing so.
Friends- Many of his sports teammates, as well as classroom friends. Though friends with a wide circle of people, he seems to lack a best friend.

College Program: Health Sciences on sports scholarship.
 

NeoAC

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You did 2000 word essays in first year? Christ. I'm glad I stayed out East.

Anyway, yay! Accepted in! Again!
 

Aqualung

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NeoAC said:
You did 2000 word essays in first year? Christ. I'm glad I stayed out East.

Anyway, yay! Accepted in! Again!
Pccht, I did 2000 word essays in grade 11. What did YOU do? xD
 

CounterAttack

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Aqualung said:
Game of Life will begin tomorrow, Friday 19th.
Huh. On account of you living in Canada, I thought your tomorrow was Thursday the 18th, which is the current date for me.

In other news, I can't wait for this to start up... Again. =D