Get Connected! (A V7 Relationship Thread)

V7 Pregame is on the way! As such this is the place where you can find friends, rivals, romantic partners, hobby groups and much more! You can start planning threads of your own in this forum to sort out any specific relationships you want for your characters, or you can cruise around others' threads looking for something that would work for your character. Please note that V7 Pregame is still in the future; this forum is merely to allow for more direct and focused planning now that class and location details have been revealed.

Get Connected! (A V7 Relationship Thread)

Catche Jagger
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December 23rd, 2017, 2:28 am #1

Hi! These are the character concepts that I have for V7. I all of them will work out/seem interesting!


Alex Kempinski - Standing at 6'3 with broad shoulders and a strong frame, Alex's interest in football comes as a surprise to few. However, after an injury put him out of action early in his junior season, Alex found himself unable to get his spark for competition back, ultimately failing to make the team in his final year. Since then, Alex has found himself instead taking part in stage crew for his high school's drama club, an activity that he was surprised to find himself enjoying. He finds enjoyment in the theatricality and production of theater, but finds that his gruff and conservative outlook doesn't mesh well with many others who share his interest. He still hangs out with some guys from the team, but has found those relationships strained as his connection to the team grows more and more distant.

Alex's father is obsessed with the idea of being a "real man" despite his cushy job in the city, and takes his son out on hunting trips with a fair bit of regularity. Alex would be lying if he said that he didn't find the hunt exciting, and will often bring up his exploits if he's in a gloating mood. In terms of religious affiliation, Alex was raised Baptist and still identifies with the faith, but he considers himself to be a “casual Christian.” He does, however, have homophobic tendencies, viewing romantic or sexual affection between two men as “gross.”
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Connor Lorenzan: Old friend from his days on the football team.

Brock Tuel: He's alright, if a bit dull. They hang out sometimes, but Alex wouldn't call them friends.

Lucas Abernathy: Friendly acquaintances from Drama Club, Alex occasionally helps out with his films.

Ned Jackson: Acquaintance from Drama Club

Tristan O'Hara: Fellow member of Drama Club, Alex is rather uncomfortable with Tristan's pansexuality and has made this clear on multiple occasions through fairly rude remarks.

Leslie Smith: A girl from Drama Club. She clearly has some issue with Alex (probably about being PC or some crap), but has never elaborated it to him, so he has decided to just let it go.
Looking for: Old friends from his football days, friends and acquaintances from drama club, people to party with, girlfriends/ex-girlfriends, people he knows from church, enemies (either motivated by his political views or his somewhat insensitive nature)


Colin McCabe - From a young age, Colin was raised separately by his two combative patents. His father constantly pressing for Colin to become tougher while his mother pushed for him to buck the trends that society had set out for him to follow. In the end, he wound up pissed off at both of them, along with most of the world for the unreasonable expectations set up for him.

Standing at 5’10 and in pretty decent shape, Colin doesn’t take part in any sports in school, taking part in judo training outside of school. He does take part in anime club, as anime is one of his greatest passions in live, though his combative and egotistical nature has earned him few friends among his club mates. Colin also runs a prolific Wordpress blog, where he frequently espouses his views on life and his favorite Japanese cartoons. Colin also identifies as asexual, though this primarily stems from his perception that romantic or sexual attraction are a form of weakness.
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Ned Jackson: Colin knows him from anime club. The two don't get along well, but they aren't outright enemies

Mercy Ames: Colin's run into her a couple times outside of school. Pretty badass chick
Looking for: Only a handful of friends (either from a young age or who share his interest in anime or martial arts), plenty of enemies/people he might hold a grudge against (Colin is not an easy person to get along with), people to smoke with.


Thomas Buckley - Originally from New England, Thomas used to be be an academic superstar, taking part in lots of “gifted” classes. Shortly before reaching high school, his father was invited to come to Chattanooga to take part in a great business opportunity. After a fair bit of consideration, the Buckley family packed up and moved out. However, shortly after the move was completed, plans fell apart and the family ended up worse off than before. As high school progressed, Thomas began to suffer from depression, and with it came a decline in grades causing a fair bit of tension with his mother who had always pushed for those gifted classes.

Thomas is fairly tall, standing at 6’2, but is fairly uncoordinated, keeping him out of much athletic competition. He has instead found enjoyment in acting in drama club and playing video games. He has progressed a lot socially in high school, but he still struggles to with intimacy, despite his desire for a girlfriend.
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Ned Jackson: Friend from Drama Club, Thomas is entertained and intreagued by this whole voice acting thing.

Morgan Dragosavich: Fellow member of the Drama Club, Morgan's got spotty attendance, which means Thomas doesn't get to talk to him much, though he seems okay.

Ross Laguna: Friend from Drama Club, Thomas thinks Ross is a really chill guy and really likes hanging out with him.

Lucas Abernathy: Another Drama Club member, Thomas has helped out with some of Alex's films and admires his ability to easily ask women out.

Tristan O'Hara: Thomas feels a certain kinship with Tristan, seeing as they are both non-Chattanooga natives in the drama club. He admires Tristan's openness about himself, though he doesn't wish to emulate his partying antics.

Leslie Smith:A friendly acquaintance from Drama Club.

Dorothea Rodriguez: A girl that Thomas knows through their mutual interest in gaming. He admires how put-together and self-assured she seems and has developed a bit of a crush on her.
Looking for: Friends and acquaintances from Drama Club, friends and acquaintances from Gaming Club, old friends from his days on academic teams, crush(es), possible enemies


Sapphire Waters - There are two things that people tend to notice about Sapphire are her cheesy-sounding name (the doing of her flighty, troubled mother) and the distinct bags under her eyes. Sapphire stands at 5’8, pale, and thin, seeming ready to blow away with the next strong wind. She was raised primarily by her grandparents due to her absent father and the womanchild status of her mother and has taken on some of the more superstitious beliefs of her grandmother, leaving her with a strong interests in subjects such as horoscopes, numerology, and the occult.

Sapphire suffers from insomnia and chronic nightmares, which have played into her highly anxious tendencies. Though she has interest in politics and activism, her tendency to become frazzled and explain complex ideas poorly has led to her not getting involved with activism in school. Instead, she has spent much of her extra-curricular time as a member of the Art Club.
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Claudeson Bademosi: He seems to not like Sapphire. She doesn't get why.

Morgan Dragosavich: He's asked Sapphire out. He seems nice, but she said no.

Ross Laguna: He's got a relaxing presence and seems interest in hearing about Sapphire's interests!

Ariana Simpson: She shares both Sapphire's interest in art and politics. Sapphire really looks up to her, being so kind and well-rounded.

Dolly Upton: Dolly and Sapphire share a lot in common, from their interest in the occult, to their difficulties with sleeping. If she ever needs to talk to someone, she knows that Dolly will almost always understand her well.

Astor Maradona: Another one of the activist students who Sapphire likes to spend time with.

Lucas Abernathy: Sapphire and Lucas briefly dated in the past. Lucas' reputation for quickly going through girlfriends caused Sapphire a great deal of stress which contributed to her decision to break it off.
Looking for: Friends and acquaintances from Art Club, friends with a shared interest in numerology/horoscopes/the occult, friends who have a shared interest in politics and activism, boyfriend/exes, enemies (either spurred by politics, her interest in weird topics, or her generally frazzled and flighty nature)
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December 23rd, 2017, 3:02 am #2

Ned is also in anime club, so Colin has probably met him. Ned wouldn't exactly like him for his egotism, but he'd try tolerate Colin and get along with him.

Ned is also a member of drama club, so he'd probably interact with Alex and Thomas through that.

Ned would likely be nice to Alex, but since Ned has a few LGBT friends, he and Alex would have opposing views on accepting/tolerating them. They are also both Baptists, but Ned's family visits the church not too often, so they could have seen each other there.

I could see Thomas and Ned bond over video games. If he ever needs cheering up, Ned could try to make him laugh with his voice acting. Also, if Thomas needs help with his grades, he can see Yuki for tutoring.

Yuki could take interest in horoscopes and numerology and ask Sapphire about it. She could use the info for her fantasy writing.
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Catche Jagger
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December 23rd, 2017, 3:48 am #3

Ryuki wrote:Ned is also in anime club, so Colin has probably met him. Ned wouldn't exactly like him for his egotism, but he'd try tolerate Colin and get along with him.

Ned is also a member of drama club, so he'd probably interact with Alex and Thomas through that.

Ned would likely be nice to Alex, but since Ned has a few LGBT friends, he and Alex would have opposing views on accepting/tolerating them. They are also both Baptists, but Ned's family visits the church not too often, so they could have seen each other there.

I could see Thomas and Ned bond over video games. If he ever needs cheering up, Ned could try to make him laugh with his voice acting. Also, if Thomas needs help with his grades, he can see Yuki for tutoring.

Yuki could take interest in horoscopes and numerology and ask Sapphire about it. She could use the info for her fantasy writing.
I can definitely see Ned and Thomas getting along, and probably being friends! It's worth noting that when I reference depression for Thomas, I mean, like, clinical depression. It's not like he's sad all the time, it's a bit more complicated than that. He also wouldn't truly need a tutor, since the poor grades stem from a lack of motivation to do work, rather than an inability to do it

His relationship with Colin would probably be dependent on his ability to deal with Colin's constant, pushy demands about his own complete understanding of anime and other such topics. Colin also has a propensity to be "edgy" in the way he likes to act and make jokes.

He could probably have a positive relationship with Alex, but it would depend on how important Ned's politics were to him.

Sapphire would love to talk more thoroughly about her knowledge of horoscopes numerology, and the occult, regardless of the context haha
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December 23rd, 2017, 5:28 am #4

So Alex:

Connor would undoubtedly know him from his football days, and is probably one of those friendships he's still at least attempting to cultivate, since he's got the rich parents and the big house and whatnot. Plus if his father has a cushy job, I could see the parents being friends.

Brock and Alex are probably friends, as Brock will sometimes help out with the stage stuff as well. Brock's very much a follower and isn't super bright though, so not sure how Alex would feel about that.

Not sure if any of my kids would know Colin.

Thomas:

I could definitely see him being friends with both Morgan and Ross. Probably closer to Ross, even though Morgan's in the drama club, his attendance sucks and I'd bet that would probably annoy Thomas. Ross is just a laid-back, chill guy who's really smart so I could definitely see them being pretty good friends.

Sapphire:

I can see Claudeson keeping his distance as he's been raised with strict religious beliefs, but since he's privately questioning a few of them, I bet he's probably stared her down from afar a few times, or like, been within earshot out of curiousity if she's ever talking about some of her more "out-there" beliefs or interests.

Morgan's asked pretty much everyone out, so do with that what you will. I doubt anything would have happened there since she's relatively anxious and he's a class-clown/dork type.

Could see her and Ross being friendly - he'll talk to anyone and since school bores him a bit, he's always down to hear about interesting new subjects.
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Connor Lorenzen: When you're this good, image is everything.
Pregame: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Memories: 1

Morgan Dragosavich: Ahh, I'll figure shit out later. Let's go!
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Memories: 1

Ross Miller: Just hangin' out, man.
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Memories: 1 - 2

Claudeson Bademosi: It's a beautiful day, I think.
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Memories: 1

Ariana Moretti: The verbal assassin.
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B077 - Adam Dodd: You either die a hero, or live long enough to become the villain. The truth lies somewhere in between.
B087 - Sidney Crosby: It's only cowardice if other people are around to tell you so. Otherwise, it's survival.
B092 - Eddie Serjeantson: Fully in charge, but not much of an arborist.
B013 - Andrew Ponikarovsky: Probably could have used a proper license and a driving lesson.
G005 - Amanda Jones: A breath of fresh air, and in the end, that was all it took.
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B011 - Adam Amato: Refused to besmirch those walls.
B099 - John Sheppard: Went out with a bang.
B122 - Ryan Atwell: Couldn't help but write a "Dear John" letter.
G034 - Jamie Li: Left us far before her time.
B011/99 - Burton Harris/Ken Lawson: The Kermit-squad.
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December 23rd, 2017, 6:59 am #5

Alex: Would know Lucas from the Drama Club, especially since he also works with the backstage crew. Lucas might have an issue with some of Alex's views, but I can't see him disliking him to much and would probably try to drag him into helping his films. Sierra though would definitely not like him, because conservatives (especially homophobic conservatives) and her go together as well as cats and water thanks in part to her on going problems with her parents.

Thomas: Like with Alex, would know Lucas from Drama and would like he shanghai'd into helping Lucas' film projects. Since Lucas is a ladies man, I can see him trying to help Thomas with his intimacy problems if he were to ask.

Sapphire: "Hey girl, how you?" -Lucas Abernathy. So yeah, my skirt-chasing son would probably take a shot at her at some point her. He has an interest in spooky stuff and art so he'll have a bit of an interest in her hobbies.
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December 23rd, 2017, 6:33 pm #6

Hey! Your concepts are cool, so here’s my kids too! Let's mash 'em together~

Alex: Tristan's a member of Drama Club too, and though he's primarily an actor he also has some experience with behind-the-scenes aspects of it as well. I think he'd appreciate Alex's legitimate interest in the club, but the two would also likely fall into conflict because Tristan is pansexual and very open about his sexual/romantic attraction to boys.

He and Dorothea could have a loose connection due to their faith - though Dorothea's coming into minor conflict over her beliefs due to her brother coming out to her. I think this could lead to some interesting conversation between the two!

Colin: I can't really see anything for Colin with any of my kids, but if have any ideas, do let me know!

Thomas: I think Tristan and Thomas could be good friends! Neither are Chatanooga natives (with Tristan having moved from Christchurch in 2011), and have keen passion towards acting. Tristan's also been struggling academically, despite having been a high-achiever in his youth. If Thomas is into the party scene as well, I think Tristan and him would spend a lotta time together!

Dorothea is also interested in video games, though she's a touch caustic and quite a strong academic, so I'm unsure how close the two might be!

Sapphire: Ariana is also a member of Art Club and has a strong passion towards politics/activism (though she's a lot more vocal about it)! So the two could definitely bond through that. Ariana can be quite like a big sister, and she'd definitely try and look after Sapphire if she was looking particularly frazzled or tired.
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B049 ? Maynard Hurst
G060 ? Mirabella Strong

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B004 ? Joshua Bracewell
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December 23rd, 2017, 7:03 pm #7

Don't know how to multi quote on ZetaBoards, so I'm just going to hit all three of these with one reply.


@Cactus:

Connor and Alex being in a somewhat strained friendship sounds perfect. The two of them having been tight back in Alex's football days, and they still try to hang out despite having fewer and fewer chances and opportunities to do so, perhaps?

I doubt Alex would have a high opinion of Brock, thinking that he's kind of flimsy and lacking convictions. However, he'd still probably be fine with hanging out with him, particularly in a group setting.

Ross and Thomas being friends definitely sounds good to me!

Morgan having asked out Sapphire out makes sense, though she's probably think he's a bit too immature, despite being intreagued by the offer, being attracted by his strong personality. Still, the answer would be no.

Sapphire having another person to share her wealth of knowledge with is always welcome!


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Lucas and Alex being friendly acquaintances who work together on occasion would work out well

Would Sierra and Alex have any reason to associate with and therefore clash with one another?

Lucas and Thomas would probably hang out and would take advice if Lucas offered it, but he'd be hesitant to outright ask for it.

Sapphire getting approached by Lucas could work too, since she'd think he was pretty cool, but she'd also think of him as a pretty big player if he's asking out all those other women.


@SansaSaver

Yeah, even if Tristan appreciated Alex's honest interest in theater, Alex would at the very least be uncomfortable in Tristan's presence if not outright cold in their interactions.

Tristan and Thomas could be friends through club and such, but he's not much of a partier, not drinking and preferring smaller gatherings of friends.

The closeness of Thomas and Dorothea closeness might depend on your meaning of strong academic. Does she value knowledge and intelligence, or work ethic, goals, and present ability. Thomas still holds onto the former, while the latter is what has really tanked his grades in the recent past. In terms of the caustic stuff, Thomas has come from a family where it's considered important to have a thick skin, so that might help, or even lead him to appreciate her more.

Ariana sounds like she'd be a great big sister type figure for Sapphire!


Seems like Colin's the odd-man out here. Makes sense considering he's a bit of an asshole.
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December 23rd, 2017, 7:38 pm #8

Catche Jagger wrote:@TheLordofAwesome

Lucas and Alex being friendly acquaintances who work together on occasion would work out well

Would Sierra and Alex have any reason to associate with and therefore clash with one another?

Lucas and Thomas would probably hang out and would take advice if Lucas offered it, but he'd be hesitant to outright ask for it.

Sapphire getting approached by Lucas could work too, since she'd think he was pretty cool, but she'd also think of him as a pretty big player if he's asking out all those other women.
Sierra has a few buddies in the drama club, so it is possible that their overall interactions with one another are limited to whenever Sierra shows up to support her friends. Outside of that I don't see them interacting to much. So she might not hate him, but she would dislike him.

Would Sapphire date Lucas if he were to ask her out? Or would they just reject him because of his reputation of going through girlfriends like copy paper?
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December 23rd, 2017, 7:55 pm #9

I think Sapphire could get along with both Dolly and Astor based on her interest in the occult and activism, respectively. Dolly is also somebody who suffers from sleep issues, so maybe they could commiserate over that sometime.

Colin and Mercy may have crossed paths outside of school since she's just taken up martial arts training, though her focus is on MMA.
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G063 Natali Greer was just unlucky.
B047 Marcus Leung lost his way. (Adopted from Solomir.)

V6:
B001 Min-jae Parker is locked away.
B021 Crist?bal Morales let his guard down.
G017 Raina Rose got washed away.
G003 Bridgette Sommerfeld got a shock. (Adopted from Aloha.)
G029 Georgia Lee Day went home. (Adopted from frogue.)
Nathan Lovegrove was left behind.

V7 Pregame:
Myles Roux is considering his options.
Dolores Upton is exploring the past.
Andy Silverman is balling out.
Siyanda Nagi is on the run.
Mercy Ames is passing judgment.
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December 23rd, 2017, 9:34 pm #10

@TheLordofAwesome

Okay, just wanted to check

She might have dated him briefly, but it probably didn't last long, since she would've been waiting for the other shoe to drop the entire time.


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Sapphire being close with Dolly and Astor sounds like it'd definitely work well. She definitely needs more occultist friends!

I think it'd be good for Colin and Mercy to have come across one another outside of school. He'd probably have developed a bit of respect for her if he managed to see her fight, no matter how brief the encounter might have been.
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