A young lady stands in her room. It isn't this young lady's birthday or anything silly like that (She turned THIRTEEN a while ago), but she did just get a copy of the SBURB BETA which she’s going to play with FIVE FRE—Oh my god she dropped it.
Okay, no worries, she just has to pick it up, dust it off, good as new, no problem, it’s all good... All except for that scratch. Crap.
Well, it’s just a little scratch, and it’s not like it would be easy to get another copy. She guesses she’ll play it anyway…
You are now DANI MARTIN and you have just made the MOST DANGEROUS DECISION OF YOUR LIFE.
Ladies and gentlemen, children and adults of all ages, welcome to ERROR: TITLE NOT FOUND the glitchiest SBURB session this side of paradox space! Huzzah and all that! The first player in the chain decides to play with a scratched disc which leads to VARIOUS SHENANIGANS, only some of which I’ve already planned out for plot purposes. Missing items, NPCs with messed up dialogue, maybe even some creepy pasta elements here and there, whatever you want. Just bear in mind that this is not your average SBURB session!
Rules (read this, seriously.):
Stay active! It really kills the fun of an RP if someone’s not committed enough to keep posting and playing. I understand that things come up, and real life issues always come before anything online, especially a silly little roleplay, but if you’re going to be gone for an extended period of time and can’t post, please inform me through either the OOC or PMs so I’ll at least know.
Remember the three Cs. Stay calm, cool, and collected and try to avoid fights! If you have a conflict with something in the plot, or something another player wants to do, talk to them about it in a calm, civil manner and work out a compromise. Come to me, if you need to. If you have a conflict with another player OOC, please try and avoid letting it effect IC behavior, and calmly solve the problem (though I really hope nothing like that comes up).
No god modding. Pretty sure this goes without saying though.
PM ME YOUR PROFILES. This will make it easy for me to give any critique on them before approval! Once approved, I’ll add them to the OP. Try to follow the format I’ve used for Dani’s profile, especially the tl;dr. All the kids will be thirteen. No crazy age difference shenanigans, m’kay? To prove you’ve read all of this, please put “Krypto is the devilbeast, it’s him” somewhere in your PM. :3c
It is presently MID-NOVEMBER and the new SBURB BETA is scheduled for release TOMORROW. You can’t wait to get your copy and play with your FIVE OTHER FRIENDS. You’ve heard terrible things about this game in the latest GAMEBRO issue, so it must be FANTASTIC! You’ve been talking to your friends for weeks about how much you’re looking forward to it, and they have assured you that they are as well.
This is just going to be so sweet.
DANI MARTIN - synthHero
>Be the indecisive dog lover.
Your name is DANI MARTIN, you are currently THIRTEEN YEARS OLD, though it's not your birthday or anything silly like that. No, your birthday was a while ago, nearly half a year, in fact.
Moving on to slightly more relevant things, you have a variety of INTRESTS. A rather wide variety for someone your age too! You have shown interest in nearly everything you have the available resources to partake in, though you have yet to find your niche in life. That's alright; you've got plenty of time you think.
Though you have been interested in almost everything, your current interests are mainly MUSICAL IN NATURE. You have updated your CHUMHANDLE accordingly, as you always do when you enter a new phase like this. You have been attempting to COMPOSE MUSIC using your SISTER's SYNTHISIZER that she pretty much ignores. She's always forced you to learn piano and the like, but you've only just now taken an actual interest in it. You’re still no Mozart though, but oh well. In the past, you have been interested in things like COOKING (You swear that salad wasn’t moving on its own), HAIRDRESSING (Sorry Krypto…), MARTIAL ARTS (Ha haaa no.), and even MATCHMAKING (You refuse to talk about this phase.). You also have a few constant interests, which include SNOWBOARDING, COMIC BOOKS, VIDEO GAMES, and, of course, DOG SLEDDING! One might think that last one is a little strange, but they wouldn't know that your SISTER breeds, sells, and races SLED DOGS, so you have been exposed to the world of DOG SLEDDING all your life.
This is aided by the fact that you currently reside in WESTERN ALASKA, somewhere near NOME. You don't actually live in a town or anything; you live with your BIG SISTER on a remote RANCH with plenty of room for the DOGS. Well, you call her your BIG SISTER, but she’s really your ADOPTIVE MOTHER, but she thinks she’s too young to be called MOM. You never knew your actual parents, and SIS won’t spill the beans about them. Oh well. Anyway you are HOMESCHOOLED and don’t really have many friends as such. Well, outside of the INTERNET at least. You don’t mind though; you’re really quite the LONER, at least, that’s what you tell yourself. The reality is that you value your friends more than anything, and do everything you can not to act too clingy towards them, lest they decide to abandon you, like your parents must have.
Moving on, you have a rather unique STRIFE SPECIBUS; K9KIND. It currently contains a special DOG WHISTLE which you have used to train your dog, KRYPTO, to do tricks and stuff! You’ve had KRYPTO for a very long time, ever since you saved him from a FREAK FIRE in the WOODS about a year ago. You’re not sure what could have caused that fire, but you got a best friend out of the deal, so you’re not about to complain. You think KRYPTO would be able to protect you if the need arose, and you have taught him some useful commands for a hypothetical fight. You just have to say the word, or give the right signal and…
Your FETCH MODUS is the FETCH MODUS! That may sound a bit redundant, but it makes sense if you think about it! You just pick out an item, and it’s launched off into the distance, for you to fetch! You’re usually pretty lazy and make either KRYPTO or whichever other dog happens to be handy go get it for you. After all, humans don’t play fetch, dogs do!
Name: Dani Martin
Chumhandle: synthHero (For now… ;3)
Color: #D80000 (R:216 G:0 B:0)
Symbol: Paw Print
Likes: Dogs, Friends, Comic Books, Music(At the moment), Snowboarding, Sleeping, AMERICA.
Dislikes: Being called indecisive, Losing friends, Hot weather, Fire.
Guardian: Adoptive mother (Called Sis)
Strife Specibus: K9KIND
Fetch Modus: FETCH MODUS (Exactly what it implies)
Title: Scout of Light
Land: Land of Brick and Ruin
CODY MCGUIRE - misplacedInspiration
>Be the painter with only one muse
Your name is Cody Macguire and you are THIRTEEN YEARS OLD. Scattered about your room are a number of objects related to your interests. Various sculptures made of popular TOY BUILDING BLOCKS which you feel that you are too old to play with, yet you don't have the heart to DISMANTLE what you built. A VIOLIN which you don't practice as often as you should. And PAINTINGS.
You have painted many canvases of the GOLDEN TOWERS and the visions in the CLOUDS that you see in your dreams. You've been CRITICISED for only painting these FANTASY scenes and not being able to paint what's in front of you. You know your problem is the opposite, that you cannot create anything truly ORIGINAL. Only those damn towers. You've completely given up art now. In the future you will paint again when you find out the PROTHETIC NATURE of the clouds. You will give up again when you find you cannot CHANGE them.
In the present, outside your window looms mount VESUVIUS. You live in Italy, but you're not Italian. You're Irish but your Da moves around the world a lot. You don't speak Italian very well and feel a little ISOLATED, talking mostly to friends on the internet. You used to think that if you seem more interested in the local culture and people your Da will think twice before moving home again. But you've seen him packing away the big stuff, so you know that's not happening.
Your DA was the one who gave you your SLIDING BLOCK modus, which gets harder to manage the more cards you shuffle in but very easy to weaponize. You haven't set your strife specibus yet but you will end up assigning it to BRUSHKIND. You will also end up being known as the Smith of Space on the Land of Stairs and Frogs. Your chumhandle is misplacedInspiration.
Name: Cody McGuire
Symbol: Impossible triangle
Likes: Painting, lego, carpentry, mythopoeia,
Dislikes: Artist blocks, learning new languages, yellow
Strife Specibus: BRUSHKIND
Fetch Modus: Sliding block puzzle
Title: Smith of Space
Land: Land of Stairs and Frogs
Consorts: Snakes (Pythons)
KRIS RANDALL - nightmarePariah
>Be the creepy hunter
You don't have any trouble at all with that... hehehe.
Your name is KRIS RANDALL and you are THIRTEEN YEARS OLD. You live with your Grandpa, who has taught you a great deal in the ways of HUNTING. Being raised by him has left you something of a TOMBOY that loves the outdoors. You have no problem at all with helping him stuff and mount what the two of you shoot down. In fact... some might say you approach TAXIDERMY with an enthusiasm that's somewhat disturbing. On a less creepy note, you also love to SWIM! On yet another creepy note, however, while you spend most of your time outdoors, your next greatest love aside from the noble art of the hunt is HORROR! Whether it's Slasher movies, Zombie flicks, the weirder brand of Japanese movies and anime, comics or Creepy Pasta, you love it all!
You live in the Southeastern US (not that you're going to let out your exact location on the internet, I mean really), close enough to swampland to have come up close to an alligator (it's skull makes a wonderful paper weight!). Your Grandpa never really talks much about your parents, and you can't really remember them, you've lived with him for so long. It doesn't really bother you though.
Your STRIFE SPECIBUS is set to PISTOLKIND, which your Grandpa taught you to use. He's awesome that way. Your FETCH MODUS is a TARGETING MODUS, which is good for practicing your aim. You like to keep a few darts on your person and not in your Modus, so you don't have to waste bullets to use get an item (like more bullets...). Your chumhandle is nightmarePariah.
Name: Kris Randall
Color: #43006a (R:67 G:0 B:106)
Symbol: The Operator Symbol
Likes: Horror movies, Horror anime, Horror comics, Creepy Pasta, Hunting, Taxidermy, Swimming, her Grandpa.
Dislikes: Cold weather, insults against her intelligence, insults against her Grandpa, anything that tastes like Coconut.
Strife Specibus: PISTOLKIND
Fetch Modus: TARGETING MODUS (Must hit a randomly generated target to withdraw items)
Title: Hunter of Time
Land: Land of Ice and Gears
Consorts: Rabbits (This will in no way go wrong)
SORA ROYALE - gamingFashionista
> Be the prettiest acrobat.
You are now SORA ROYALE, the prettiest acrobat this side of those guys in Soleil. (Don't ask about your last name, okay? Your mother did this embarrassing thing and changed it to suit her favourite circus act.) You are currently THIRTEEN YEARS OLD, and you didn't have to run away to join the circus. No, you were BORN as part of the circus.
Your MOTHER (adoptive, but who's counting?) was only one of the people who raised you -- frankly, the whole circus got in on the act. (See what you did there?) You were part of a big ol' family! Your mum was one of the acrobats, and so you naturally learnt how to be the most graceful thing in the air and on the tightrope. You were light as a goddamn feather!
That all ended when you were ten years old. Your funding crashed, and the circus had to disband. You and your mum moved to Indonesia, but she insisted on keeping up your acrobatic training -- which was just fine with you. You kept up your practice with fanKind, too, despite not having anyone to perform for any more.
All that might lead the unsuspecting soul to believe that you have only one interest in life. UNTRUE! You absolutely love VIDEO GAMES, especially portable ones. You have a PASSION FOR FASHION, especially more unusual types. You love pop music, too, and those things combined make Lady Gaga your hero.
Your FETCH MODUS is Performance, which requires you to put on a show for every item you want to retrieve. Small items only require flourishes, but larger items require more detailed entertainment. Your strife specibus is naturally fanKind; war fans are beautiful and almost as graceful as you are. Your chumhandle is gamingFashionista and You make sure that your pesterchum conversations have proper grammar
Name: Sora Royale
Color: #003c28 (R:0 G:60 B:40)
Symbol: Circustop flag
Likes: Performing, the big top, acrobatics, the spotlight, video games, being pretty
Dislikes: Having your prettiness harshed, being idle or bored, money,
Strife Specibus: fanKind
Fetch Modus: Performance modus
Title: Rogue of Life
Land: Land of Mist and Mystery
MILA WRIGHT - kittyPulverizer
>Be the cat-loving girl.
Your name is MILA WRIGHT. You are THIRTEEN YEARS OLD, big deal. You used to be a FURRY, but ever since you were TEN YEARS OLD you've abandoned your fuzzy lifestyle. Ten was a terrible age for you. Despite this, you still don your colorful cat hat wherever you go. It's like a security blanket though you will vehemently deny it.
You've done your best to spite your nanny by taking on a TOMBOY IMAGE. You constantly pick fights around the neighborhood and snitch things from constructions sites to build stuff. You eat up GUM and ACTION MOVIES like they were candy and can whip up some wicked beats with your DRUMS. You also collect various CAT FIGURINES, which you arrange on your shelf. Your nanny doesn't approve of any of this, but you couldn't care less about what she thinks. You stopped caring a while ago.
You despise all things girly. Pink does not count and cats so do not count. You refuse to associate yourself with anything remotely girly and have an ardent hatred of DOLLS and DOGS. You simply can't stand them! Your solution to almost everything is to punch it, because physical violence obviously solves ALL problems. Despite this, you are more observant than you appear. You are extremely blunt and rarely beat around the bush.
Your chumhandle is kittyPulverizer.
Name: Mila Wright
Color: #E83CA3 rgb(232, 60, 163)
Symbol: A cat's head.
Likes: Gum, action movies, cats, fuzzy things, playing the drums
Dislikes: Dogs, dolls, her nanny, girly stuff
Strife Specibus: CHAINKIND
Fetch Modus: GUM WRAPPER MODUS (wraps items in aesthetically pleasing wrappers)
Title: Slyph of Peace
Land: Land of Groves and Lanterns
GABE FOSTER - defiantSavior
>Be the ornery paraplegic.
Your name is GABRIEL FOSTER(or Gabe for short) and currently, you’re 13 YEARS OF AGE, as of about a month ago.
Like most completely normal kids, you have many INTERESTS! Limited, of course, by the LACK OF ABILITY TO MOVE YOUR LEGS. Yes, you are a Paraplegic, as if it wasn’t REALLY OBVIOUS. You’ll talk about this later, because you are completely SICK of hearing about it. Your REAL interests lie in Photography and WOOD FURNISHING, as you so fondly call it. The former is somewhat set back by your inability to walk- meaning you can’t really shoot photos exactly where you want to, but it’s made you have to ADAPT, become better. You try to put a unique spin to your shots, and have had a mount for your CAMERA on your wheelchair- which you use to your advantage by carrying all your necessary equipment with you. As mentioned before, you also have an interest in WOOD FURNISHING, possibly brought about by the wooded landscape surrounding your house, or the fresh smell of burning wood from the fireplace. But WHO KNOWS, all you know is that you love to carve wood. You tend to make small sculptures, and have made a few chess sets in the past few years, as well as toy cars and other such trivial things.
Aside from your hobbies, you also tend to like watching THE ANIMES, which you tend to keep secret from your online friends. Yes, you are connected to the INTERWEBZ, which you sometimes regret due to the immense number of UTTER FUCKTARDS that reside there, but you admittedly enjoy it because people don’t judge you only based upon your disability- which you don’t even have to tell them about. Speaking of which, you should probably quit procrastinating and talk about that. You have no idea how you became paraplegic- you assume you were born that way, but your BROTHER tends to be pretty mysterious on the subject, so you let it be. He tends to know what’s FOR THE BEST.
You live in BRITISH COLUMBIA, the province in CANADA. It’s admittedly pretty chilly where you live, but it’s nothing that you can’t handle. In fact, you can handle just about ANYTHING, you can take on the whole damned world if you wanted. There is just no stopping you.
As your Fetch modus, you use a Snapshot Modus, which uses your camera to take ghost images of objects, saving them- but not being able to actually captchalogue the items. You use your wheelchair for that. You also wield the pcktknifeKind, using it for quick, easy access for wood carving- but eventually wielding it as a weapon.
Your chumhandle is defiantSavior, and you talk pretty normally, not using punctuation at the end of your sentence unless it’s a question, otherwise you’d be a huge fucking tool
Name: Gabriel Foster
Color: #494545 (R:73 G:69 B:69)
Symbol: Maple Leaf
Likes: THE ANIMES, Wood Carving, Photography
Dislikes: Hipsters (You hated them BEFORE they were mainstream), Weaboos (they give the animes SUCH A BAD REP), and emos (YOU’LL GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO WHINE ABOUT)
Strife Specibus: pcktknifeKind; logKind
Fetch Modus: Snapshot Modus
Title: Carver of Fate
Land: Land of Valleys and Corruption