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Re: GESB: OOC Discussion
« Reply #5565 on: March 20, 2017, 08:56:51 PM »
Welcome, dream ^_^ Or... welcome back, I suppose. I think you were here before my time. It's a pleasure to meet you ^_^

And welcome to the GESB, Leona ^_^ It's great to have you.

Let me see if I can remember where everyone is at the moment. In the bar, as Shen said, Keshin/Joanne (Yeerk and host) and Salem (my character, a guy in his mid-late 20's, curly/mussy reddish brown hair, in a grey cloak with the hood down) are sitting at a booth talking conspiratorially. Myitt/Tara, Rathien (a feral-ish but mostly-human looking creature with pointed ears and claws), Gaf/Chris (Yeerk and blind host who go by "Guppy"), Jorek (a man who's in a... like, stripped-down Yeerk Imperial uniform and so far has only given what I presume is his Yeerk name), and Dalik/Cameron are all in... more-or-less one group at the bar. Gh's new apparently-human-male character (Sorin, I think?) is sitting alone farther down the bar by himself.

Outside are Al (my character, dark-haired dude in a pressed grey suit) and Jeffrey, having a conversation, and William, bathing in the lake. Terenia, as far as I know, is still skulking out near the shipyard somewhere (Jessi, just so you know, she's making me nervous :P). Ossanlin, an Andalite War-Prince, is out in the forest somewhere. As are one or two recently-escaped Velociraptors. Nepek, a Hork-Bajir, of course, just boarded his ship.

Have I forgotten anyone?

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Re: GESB: OOC Discussion
« Reply #5566 on: March 20, 2017, 09:02:22 PM »
Where is this RP time wise in relation to the books? We looking at pre, during, or post war?

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Re: GESB: OOC Discussion
« Reply #5567 on: March 20, 2017, 09:22:19 PM »
All of Those. :P The Bar is a sort of time-space metaphysical anamoly. Most of the characters here are from somewhere in the middle of the war (Joanne/Keshin, Myitt/Tara, Terenia, etc.) but a couple aren't even from the Animorphs universe (Salem, William, Jeffrey). When we say you can literally bring anyone from anywhere, we mean it--- Just so long as the person you bring is a fictional OC. ; )

Hell, Mar is even a bizarre exception to that rule, by virtue of being a fictionalized OC version of a metaphysical entity a whole lot of people believe is real. O.o;

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Re: GESB: OOC Discussion
« Reply #5568 on: March 20, 2017, 09:58:21 PM »
Where is this RP time wise in relation to the books? We looking at pre, during, or post war?
Yep, what Shen said. This RP is character driven, not story- or world-driven, so everything that happens here comes as a direct result of the interactions between the characters. Between that and our 'your character can come from literally anywhere' mentality, we wind up seeing quite a few amazing interactions ^_^ A lot of the characters wind up being ways to explore different facets of the Animorphs universe (some of which have grown into our own wildly-storied offshoots thereof). For example, Guppy, in the bar right now, comes from a distant future wherein the Yeerks won the war.

Sorry, I got excited...

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I'll post for Al tomorrow. I'm out of... brain juice for tonight.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 10:40:14 PM by Aluminator (Kit) »

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Re: GESB: OOC Discussion
« Reply #5569 on: March 21, 2017, 09:50:43 AM »
By the way, in case anyone's curious....*Ridiculous diagram pops up again, this time with a teddy bear that looks like Mar: Fluffy, black, green-eyed and wearing a cravat* *Pokemon tutorial music plays*

Mar gave Salem, in exchange for a look at his stuff, the ability to "aura-sense." Aura-sending is kind of like sensing souls, or subtle aspects of personality. I'd argue we in the real world can all sort of do it, in the form of whatever tells you you like someone or hate them the moment you meet them. This is like an exaggerated version of that which is more accurate.

But still not great. Although it enhances Legimency-type stuff, and would enhance Jeffrey's abilities if he had it, it doesn't really grant you the ability to mind-read. It only allows you to work out stuff like....How old or experienced the person is, "who" they are, sometimes anything that is really bothering them or making them uncomfortable. It's as if the character can smell identity. 

Now, because the human equivalent of this trick is kind of crappy and ineffectual, somebody using it comes off as creepy (*In Tamatoa's voice* You tried to be tough, but your armor's just not hard enough...XD) But Salem's....a novice. ; )
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Re: GESB: OOC Discussion
« Reply #5570 on: March 21, 2017, 06:28:17 PM »
Velociraptors?  o:  How did they end up at the space bar?  That sounds like an amusing story!

Leona, so glad to have you here, xD you're the one who reminded me this exists!  <3

I really how this is run.  You don't have to adhere to any specific outside plotline, makes it easy to jump in, and everyone has an interesting story.  This is all so exciting, I'm looking forward to learning things about your characters through interacting with them :3  The writing here is so good!

Heck, I could have it that Forlin came into here from Earth rather than finding transport in space.  Just feels wrong for him to have a ship, considering I have him as an Andalite who's been stranded on Earth for a long time (with memory loss due to trauma as well).  I'll have to ponder what that universe which he comes from is like.../hmmm

Thank you for clarifying that!

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Re: GESB: OOC Discussion
« Reply #5571 on: March 21, 2017, 06:48:39 PM »
Thanks all. It's nice having a place to stretch the legs of a character I don't get to RP that much anymore. If anyone is ever interested in more story driven RP in a small group or even 1x1 just let me know. I would like a chance to develop this character more then I was able to in past RPs.

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Re: GESB: OOC Discussion
« Reply #5572 on: Yesterday at 02:30:01 PM »
Yay!

Sorry that I haven't posted much lately, got a bit of stuff going on in life.  ^.^

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Re: GESB: OOC Discussion
« Reply #5573 on: Yesterday at 10:45:11 PM »
I'll post for Al tomorrow. I'm out of... brain juice for tonight.
And by 'tomorrow,' of course, I mean three days later >.< Bleh. Sorry, guys.

Velociraptors?  o:  How did they end up at the space bar?  That sounds like an amusing story!
Somebody ordered a burger. What can I say? The meat at the GESB is exceptionally fresh :XD:

Thanks all. It's nice having a place to stretch the legs of a character I don't get to RP that much anymore. If anyone is ever interested in more story driven RP in a small group or even 1x1 just let me know. I would like a chance to develop this character more then I was able to in past RPs.
There was a period a while back where, since the GESB was lagging so badly, everyone was trying to start new RPs, and most of them just sort of fizzled. Sadly, RAF only seems to have the interest to consistently support this one RP these days. I'm very interested in doing more, but life is busy enough that I don't trust myself with more than just the one...

That said, though, if you stick around here long enough, you'll get the chance for some really excellent character development. This RP isn't always this slow, I promise >.<

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Re: GESB: OOC Discussion
« Reply #5574 on: Yesterday at 11:29:38 PM »
If this was a few months ago, I'd have been up for another RP, but as everyone is probably aware, I've been exceptionally busy lately. Turns out, working six days a week and trying to develop audio circuits doesn't leave a lot of free time or mental energy v.v

BTW, no rush, Tara, but Guppy is a little tied up until Myitt says or does something :P
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