V5 Concepts Thread

Namira
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Joined: May 28th, 2007, 12:31 pm

May 8th, 2011, 9:08 pm #1

Whilst it's still some way off, V5 is looming somewhere on the horizon. We've less than 100 characters left alive in V4 after we started with 276. That's quite something. I'd like to take a moment to extend a congratulations to everybody that participated and helped make version four so great.

Much as I don't want to take away from V4's rightfully deserved thunder, and of course I in no way want to diminish our focus on it, I thought that it would be high time for us to reopen that old favourite: A concepts thread. We've seen them talked about in the chat, we've seen the vaguest of hints in signatures. Treat this as a good old fashioned place to brainstorm ideas, bounce concepts off one another, and even construct rudimentary relationships.

Planning has to start somehwere, let's set the ball rolling, shall we?

Share your concepts, no matter how basic. Get input on your ideas from other members, request critique on your potential future characters.


One word of warning though: If it's never been done before, then there's probably a good reason for it. A quirk doesn't make a character. Think before you come in here raving about your voodoo practitioning transfer student hailing from Fiji who likes to wear a paper bag over his head, okay?

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Acidic
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May 8th, 2011, 10:03 pm #2

Well, I'll this a try. My concepts have changed from what is in my sig. I only have one idea I want to hang onto (I have other ideas I like, but I'mm saving them for Evo2).

Name: Annabelle Lee
Interests: Art, ballet (watching), history, nature, hiking, and classical music.
Appearance: She's 5'5" and weighs 120 lbs. Her hair is black and reaches half way down her back. She usually keeps it in a braid. Annabelle's facial features are sharp and her face is heart shaped. Annabelle's eyes are a light grey, her noes is small in width and length, her lips are pale and thin, and her skin is pale with a light amount of freckles on her face. She usually dresses nice. A blouse and a skit is the most casual thing she's been seen in by her classmates.

Bio: Annabelle was born to Bryce and Anna Lee on April, 12 1990. They owned an art gallery and raised their daughter with a love for the arts they loved. Annabelle's favorite arts were ballet, the painting's in her parent's gallery and classical music. When Annabelle was five she started talking about "hearing colors."

At first her parents dismissed this as an over active imagination, but in second grade a teacher told them to take her to be tested for ADD. After some testing Annabelle was diagnosed with Synesthesia. Synesthesia is a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.

((Yeah, I quoted wiki on that. If and when I submit the real profile it won't happen.))

To be specific she has "Color Synesthesia" where different sounds will trigger different colors and shapes that will eventually fade from site. Annabelle and her parents decided to keep it a secret, and Annabelle learn to adapt and live with the Synesthesia. In school she usually keeps to herself, but is no means introverted. She doesn't got to any of the school events with crowds, and can make her way through the halls. She keeps a B average in school.

Her favorite subject in school is history, and she often imagines evens in history and what color they would sound like. She can also be found walking on some kind of nature trail for the lack of colors and sounds.

Advantages: She's fit from hiking, and she's made no enemies in school.
Disadvantages: The Synesthesia will be a problem. In the game a noisy situation could blind her. Also her lack of socializing will leave her lacking allies.
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Okay, so that's what I got right now. Now I know writing a character with Synesthesia will be hard, but I love the idea to damn much for my own good.

Anyways, that's what I have.
Lars Nylund "Shit, I was here for something."
Shopping -> Shooting
Edith West "Who the hell is editing my posts?"
Flirting
Caleb Matthews "Don't worry, Bro. We're still cool."
Refereeing

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Sean "I want to watch sensual, gentle porn. He wants to watch a woman with no legs being spun on a 10 inch rock hard cock with her arms out like a helicopter."

SpiralAgnel You've never lived until you've pounded on the lid of a garbage bin to fit over a dozen dead chickens and geese into it, and each time you do it it honks at you.

KilmarnockSHUT UP MY DICK IS REAL

Rosiee(pfft air holes water. she could have stored oxygen in her vag)

Mimi I'M THE QUEEN OF BAD WORDING.
DrRoy ME TOO MIMI

Mimi Dom >:c
Mimi be nice to Barney
Mimi go shit on his lap

Jacksoncan't handle what you just said mimi
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Un67
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Joined: May 8th, 2011, 9:12 pm

May 8th, 2011, 10:13 pm #3

Taken from the concepts thread in Mini and slightly edited...

Jadynn Chiang-Shea - Jadynn Chiang-Shea is (as one could tell) of mixed ancestry, as the daughter to a fourth generation Chinese father and a mostly Irish white mother, and the first child in her family that's the result of an interracial marriage. Her facial features and skin tone generally reflects her mixed ancestry, as she has fairly light skin and her face is a blend of both Asian and Caucasion features, while her hair is is a fairly dark brown, bordering on black, with her eyes a similarly dark color. She's generally considered very good looking at a height of 5'7" and a weight of 123 pounds, with an athletic body from taking numerous extracurricular sports, primarily track and soccer. Her chest is somewhat somewhat above average sized, but not very noticeably so. Generally, she wears fairly casual brand-name clothing, but isn't one to show off about what clothes she has. On the day of abduction, she was wearing a bright purple halter top, a red athletic jacket, and a pair of shorts going just above her knees.

Jadynn as an only child, has a family that only consists of her father Peter and her mother Mary, both of them working full-time. Her life seems enviable at first, as she's a star student and athlete while being fairly popular to boot. However, behind the scenes Jadynn's constantly busy with her schoolwork and sports, constantly being pushed to the limit by her father, who took the so-called "Chinese" style of parenting with gusto, despite being a totally assimilated fourth generation ABC. Her mother hardly helped her either either, as she hardly ever talked to Jadynn due to being very busy from work, but when she did she started divisive arguments on parenting between herself and her husband. Jadynn feared that it would separate them and thus only make the problems worse, causing her to try to avoid talking with her mother if and at all possible. Still, she wasn't one to ignore the wishes of her parents and still tried to do the best that she can at school, which has certainly done good for her grades but not for her stress level, especially not with sports and extracurriculars piled on top. About the only thing that she looked forward to in school was being able to see her friends and relieve some of her stress, but with that gone, her stress would simply go to unmanageable levels...

I know fully well that this is REALLY rough idea and needs a ton of revision and fleshing out, but my plan is to do that later, as I want to do that as I actually submit an application and reread/rewrite/reformat the whole thing.
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storyspoiler
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May 8th, 2011, 10:41 pm #4

Hey, so I'm looking for ways to challenge myself re: characters. This is sometimes hard because all my character ideas come from, well, myself. So I'm hitting up the board here--hey, guys, what characters would you like to see Storyspoiler try to write?

Caveat: if you give an answer like "a normal person", pls define what you consider to be in the bounds of normality

I wink at you, but I mean this in all seriousness.
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Liz Polanski played with fire.

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T-Fox
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Joined: April 16th, 2009, 7:40 pm

May 8th, 2011, 11:15 pm #5

Alright, I have three concepts I'm still throwing around in my head. I had two more at one point, but frankly... Meh.

Jade ??? - 17 year old drummer from a Metalcore band. Going out with the singer (Played by faceinabook), other band members are played by MK Kilmarnock, and... Well, we still need a guitarist.

Jasmine Tolle - 18 year old aspiring artist. Pacifist, but absolutely loves high school and Internet drama. Just accepted into the Art Institute of Chigago, and CalArts.

Travis Parker - An "updated" self insert. Basically invent a back-story so that his personality comes out to mine today, in contrast to Peter, who is who I was when I actually graduated high school. I also have plans with Lily for this one... You guys will just have to wait and see though.
Coming soon to a deathmatch near you:
Garry Brooks - Swave Countryboy
Jade Aurora - Tomboy Drummer
Jasmine Tolle - Pacifistiic Artist

Memories of those past:
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B008 - Peter McCue - "Welcome home Katlin." - "DECEASED" - (Killcount: 0) - St. Paul, Minnesota [RANK: 82/276]
B011 - Chadd Crossen - "Janet... I forgive you for everything." - DECEASED - (Killcount: 0) - The Northern Cliffs: Sometimes Sanctuary isn't That Far Away... [RANK: 242/276]
B018 - Colin Falcone - Damned if Danya could stop him; even in death. - DECEASED - (Killcount: 1 - Antonio Russo) - The Costal Woods: One Final Bow [RANK: 161/276]
G020 - Jacquard "Jackie" Broughten - She was never really alone at all. - DECEASED - (Killcount: 1 - Maria Santiago) - The Tunnels: Peripeteia [RANK: 106/276]
B100 - Rekka Saionji - "Real... men... don't cry." - DECEASED - (Killcount: 0) - The Tunnels: It Knows Nothing of Whim [RANK: 208/276]
What is wrong with you people?!
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Rattlesnake: ...He says confidently after burning his roll null. I think Ciel just punched the RNG in the face.
Namira: Ciel: Punch RNG in the snout to establish superiority.
KamiKaze: I think Kyle enjoys the scent of poor people.
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nope
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May 8th, 2011, 11:22 pm #6

Just to head off something that ended up being a problem v4 thread: please please please don't post full rough-drafts of profiles in here. It makes the thread a major pain in the ass to trawl through, & we don't need nearly that much info to talk about/critique a general concept. Something super-abbreviated like what Acidic's got up there is fine & dandy, but posting much more than that will just make things messy

anyway, @Acidic: I can totally appreciate wanting to play around with something as interesting as synethsesia, but I'd really strongly advise not basing a character around a disorder, esp. one you're not personally familiar with. Things like that have a nasty habit of turning into a gimmick or crutch (whether the writer means for them to or not) & there's so many other things you'd have to be careful about, like how the school system would handle the student's needs, how it would affect them in a high-stress situation like the island, how's it's shaped their lives & how they act/think/behave because of the disorder, etc etc. There's a real risk for it to turn into something that's honestly not worth the effort in this kind of setting.

If you're going to go ahead with it, just be very careful to develop a strong character that could stand out even without the disorder. If you feel like it's making them a weaker character or you might let them slip into a fodder role because they're too difficult to write, I'd def say you should drop it

@Besty: I'm looking for some challenges for v5 too. I think I've got two solid concepts already, but it'd be fun to chat about. I might PM you later or something <3
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CondorTalon
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Joined: May 3rd, 2011, 8:14 pm

May 8th, 2011, 11:51 pm #7

These are the concepts I have so far.

Yukiko Sakurai - 18 year old Japanese girl, member of the swim team. Insecure about never having a boyfriend (this will probably be a plot point in the pregame).

Corey Esposito - 17 year old Italian boy, loves video games. A lot. That said, he still has a social life, and likes hanging out with his friends at the local mall (or whatever gathering place).

Miriam Castille - 17 year old Spanish girl, likes to lose herself in her books. Quite shy, so she only has one or two close friends. Is quite clumsy (physically and mentally).

Valerie Fitzgerald - 18 year old Irish girl, loves to play guitar. Quite laid back, and doesn't let much get to her. Makes friends quite easily because of this.
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V6:
G009 - Sandra Dyer - Pot lid - [untitled]
G023 - Jennifer Su - Flashlight - Asymptote
G036 - Nancy Kyle - Hatchet - &#19981;&#23433;&#24515;

V5:
G024 - Yukiko Sakurai - Weed whacker with circular saw attachment - Sunrise
B048 - Corey Esposito - Swedish Made Penis Enhancement Pump - Something Something Movie Reference

V5 Pregame:
Miriam Castille - "U-Um... well, see... I-I seemed to have misplaced m-my books..." - In Transit - It Was Just A Drink
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Malcolm Hong
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JamesRenard
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Joined: May 22nd, 2010, 1:37 pm

May 8th, 2011, 11:52 pm #8

Well, here goes nothing. Very rough draft here.


Darren Fox: Aged 18 of half British/half American descent, basically a self-insert of me when I was in my final years at school. Darren has mild Asperger's Syndrome, which leads to him acting slightly awkward around others and doing other things (like obsessively making lists of stuff). His main interest is art, and is also keen on studying languages.


Luca Kowalski: Aged 17 and a 3rd generation American of Polish descent, his cousin Marie vanished along with the rest of her class during a field trip back in 2005. Since then, Luca has been wondering what happened to her, coming up with ideas that could explain her disappearance, and as a result now has a strong interest in conspiracy theories.


Sandra Ortega: Aged 18 and a 2nd generation American of Hispanic descent, Sandra stumbled across SOTF back in 2007 while V3 was in full swing, and fell in love with the show almost instantly. However, knowing that her parents would strongly disapprove of her new-found interest, Sandra began publically voicing out against SOTF in an attempt to mask her secret.


Rory Drayton: Aged 18 of American descent (haven't determined anything further than that), a star on the basketball court. Rory has had a string of relationships behind him, some much more intimate than others. However, once such 'conquest' resulted in one thing he wasn't expecting; a baby with *name tbd*. Now Rory's had to leave his cassanova-lifestyle behind and learn how to be a responsible parent.

EDIT: Added Facemaker pics
Let's show that private threads aren't necessary! I pledge not to start any private threads on island in V5. If I started a thread, you are welcome to join it.

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B006: Darren Fox - Weapon(s): Lego "Creator" bucket /// Status: ALIVE /// Current location: Meltdown (Nuclear Plant - The Reactors)
Thread chain: O | O=O=O | O=O=

B030: Luca Johanssen - Weapon(s): N/A /// Status: DECEASED /// Body's location: Leap of Faith (Northern Coast - The Zipline Attraction) /// Rank: 134/152
Thread chain: O | O=O
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Sandra Ortega: Daughter of a teacher, sister of a delinquent, wants to succeed

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G109: Miranda Merchant - Weapon(s): N/A /// Status: DECEASED /// Body's location: Hearing is Believing (The Woods: Inland) /// Rank: 227/276
Thread chain: O=O=O=O

B146: Marco Stonecastle (adopted from Danetrix) - Weapon(s): N/A /// Status: DECEASED /// Body's location: Breaking Down the Wall (The Warehouse) /// Rank: 177/276
Thread chain: O=O=O=O

B145: Garry "Garou" Villette - Weapon(s): N/A /// Status: DECEASED /// Body's location: Burn On (The Mountain) /// Rank: 44/276
Thread chain: O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O

B141: Saul Fetteralf (adopted from Jackson) - Weapon(s): N/A /// Status: DECEASED /// Body's location: Dead-End Scenario (The Parish) /// Rank: 15/276
Thread chain: O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O

B121: Allen Birkman - Weapon(s): N/A /// Status: RESCUED /// Location: Four-Act Structure /// "Rank": 76/276
Thread chain: O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O

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20:44BetaKnight I do have more fucks than you do. I've been tending my fuck farm.

Cards Remaining (V5) - HERO: 1 /// SWAP: 0
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Acidic
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May 9th, 2011, 12:06 am #9

Thanks Karsk. I'll make sure to work on all you said.
Lars Nylund "Shit, I was here for something."
Shopping -> Shooting
Edith West "Who the hell is editing my posts?"
Flirting
Caleb Matthews "Don't worry, Bro. We're still cool."
Refereeing

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Sean "I want to watch sensual, gentle porn. He wants to watch a woman with no legs being spun on a 10 inch rock hard cock with her arms out like a helicopter."

SpiralAgnel You've never lived until you've pounded on the lid of a garbage bin to fit over a dozen dead chickens and geese into it, and each time you do it it honks at you.

KilmarnockSHUT UP MY DICK IS REAL

Rosiee(pfft air holes water. she could have stored oxygen in her vag)

Mimi I'M THE QUEEN OF BAD WORDING.
DrRoy ME TOO MIMI

Mimi Dom >:c
Mimi be nice to Barney
Mimi go shit on his lap

Jacksoncan't handle what you just said mimi
A journey of a thousand miles ends with one,
"Fuck this, lets play video games."


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General Goose
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May 9th, 2011, 12:09 am #10

Charles Philip "Chuck" Soileau: A short 18-year old of Cajun descent (his father a police officer and his mother a childminder), his predominant interests are politics and history. Very analytical, little bit paranoid, very self-conscious and doesn't hesitate to mess with his friends, but overall a friendly, lovable person.

Michael Fischer: Son of an overambitious low-profile (something like State Representative) moderate Republican politician of the same name, unlike his father, the popular 17-year old Michael really couldn't give two shits about politics, and he'd much rather focus on fanning his own ego, flirting with the nearest convenient girl or playing guitar.

Kiziah Saraki: Along with her siblings and her mother, Kiziah (now 18) fled her native Nigeria in 1995 because her parents feared that their children would be punished for the outspoken anti-General Abacha views of Mr and Mrs Saraki. Despite her intelligence (especially in maths and languages), and her rather nerdy interests, she is known as extremely gullible, a trait the jokers of the school cannot not take advantage of.

Feedback or whatever appreciated. Literally pulled these ideas out of my arse a while ago.
V7 peeps:
Nick Ogilvie
Ashlynn Martinek
Bill Winlock
Camille Bellegarde

V6 peeps:
Kiziah Saraki
Bradley Floyd
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