[APPLICATION] [livejournal.com profile] wetheinvincible

Sep. 17th, 2006 01:37 pm
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If you're here, you weren't thrown by the open-letter to the mods and what the mods would like to get out of this rpg. This means you're ready to apply. Congratulations!

Application Process:

  1. Fill out an application. Make a journal for your character.
  2. Join your character journal to ALL OF THE COMMUNITIES LISTED IN THE COMMUNITY INFO.
  3. Send said application to mods.invincible @ gmail.com. You should be approved shortly. If you need to make a change, a mod will get back to you as soon as possible.


--APPLICATION--


Detail in an application, particularly in this application, is going to be your friend. Expound as much as you want in each of the areas.

--The Basics--
Name: What name does your character use on his/her voter registration card? If they're not old enough to vote, what name do they have on their birth certificate?
Age: How old is your character? Any age is welcome, just use common sense.
Profession: What does your character do for a living? Are they unemployed? Do they sell or deal drugs? Are they a stockbroker? A cop? In the military? A doctor? A student? All of that goes here.
Location: Is your character from Los Angeles? New York? Are they just visiting?
Zodiac Sign/Chinese New Year Sign: Simply for referential purposes.
Hair Color: This is pretty self explanatory.
Eye Color: This is also pretty self explanatory. If you want your character to have funky eyes because it's part of your mutation, then that's fine. Explain it in the "mutation" section of the application. You can't have gold eyes unless they're absolutely important to your character.
Appearance: What does your character look like? Are they short? Fat? Tall? Skinny? Do they have a big nose? A little nose? Are they a dead-ringer for Jessica Alba?
Personality: Does your character have a problem with flaming hamsters? Is he/she a jock? Do they delight in telling dirty jokes to make their co-workers uncomfortable? Do they spend far too much time on LiveJournal? Are they unfailingly loyal to a sportsteam or rockgroup? Do they dress up in costume for movie openings?
Backstory/Family: Are they married? Do they have kids? Girlfriend? Boyfriend? Homosexual relationship? A cat? If they're a mutant, what was their life like before they converted and what is it like currently?

--Mutant--
The following section must be dealt with seriously. If you're looking to play a regular Joe or a family member of one of the newly born mutants, then skip this section completely. Not every character is going to have a reason for having a near death experience. Not every character is going to have a direct connection with Invincible. That doesn't make them any less cool. For every poorly written Mutant, there is a fantastically written NPC who works in a dead-end job, dreams of Emma Frost, and is slightly miffed when his boss grows wings. You can't have the X-Men, 4400, Heroes cast, without people to react to their powers. If you still think you're up to playing one of the unfortunate individuals who came into contact with Invincible and is now essentially classified as "Homo Superior" then by all means, keep reading and fill out the section provided.

How did your character come into contact with Invincible?: Because of the drug's clean high, it's become very popular. It's used on a daily basis by thousands of people across the world in the most unlikely places. Were they a drug user? Were they a doctor who came into contact with a user and accidentially touched a needle? Were you a cleaning lady who accidentally cleaned up after her boss's use? The drug has also been handed out as pharmecutical for medical tests. Did your character participate in a medical study where Invincible was handed out as an unnamed drug? Creativity is key.
How did your character come to have a near death experience?: The rules list players as needing to be 17+ and up for a reason. Your character cannot go seeking death. For some reason life dealt them a rotten hand and put them in the emergency room-in the hand of capable doctors and nurses who somehow managed to save their life. Did they have a heart attack from eating too many big macs? Choke on a pretzel? Attempt suicide? Were they injured in a shooting of any kind? Did they fall off a building? Were they hit by a car? Once again, if you're playing a mutant, your character should not go out and seek out death just for the supowerpowers. For every person who's saved by doctors (and it's quite alot) there are the unlucky ones who die.

What is your character's mutation?: So you nearly died and came back. What's your special power? For a list of acceptable special abilities, please see Wikipedia's LIST.

Now keep in mind, super heroes exist completely in fiction in this universe. If your character touches fire and doesn't get burned (or even better picks it up with their hand and holds it), they're going to be reasonably panicked. As far as power levels go, think something between 4400 and Heroes. There's only so much that humanity is currently capable of. No Scarlet Witch. Unless it's on a massively small scale.

Ideas for different powers/suggestions will be taken under consideration by the mods.

--Writing Sample--
This is it kids. You're halfway there, You're almost done. Now for the really crucial test. You can write the best app in the world, but if your writing sample's crud, then it's sayonara. This is not your daddy's roleplay.

For regular Joes:
Your character wakes up one morning to discover that their normally peaceful neighborhood has burst into flames. Making their way across the street, they see that a neighborhood teenager (that kid who was in that bus accident) is literally standing on the front lawn burning, while firemen scramble to put the kid out. How does he/she react? Do they believe that it's just an abnormal occurance, or are they inspired to seek out more information?

For mutants:
You're going to work/school/your job, and you suddenly feel different. Maybe it's a wave of nausea (you were feeling great earlier, but now you feel like crap) or maybe it's just a feeling of "Something's going to happen". It's then you spot a six year old girl running into the path of oncoming traffic. Using instincts you didn't know you had, you save her. How do you do it? How does it make you feel?

---

NOT ACCEPTABLE

--APPLICATION--
--The Basics-
Name: Amythest Deathstrike Logan
Age: 16. But a young 16. And she drinks all the time
Profession: She's a high school student who looks just like Hayden Patenierre.
Location ...whereever that high school thingy is.
Zodiac Sign/Chinese New Year Sign: ...Um...I dunno...The Tiger sounds kinda coo.
Hair Color: Blond with two purple streaks that she tucks behind her ears to show off whatever danging earrings she has on that day. It's cut short, but it sometimes looks long and she sometimes wears it up.
Eye Color: ...Sparky Green. They turn colors with the sun so that sometimes it looks like she has green with gold flecks like a big tiger.
Appearance:Small and skinny but with ample curves that make the boys want to touch her, but they can't touch her! She's a good girl who was drawn bad but she can't help it so she just kind of stays away from boys unless it's jake (IF YOU WANT TO APP JAKE-PM ME PLEZ!!!?!!1)
Personality: she's really smart an' popular, or at least she was until she found out she can't be killed when she fell out of her boyfriend's cr and rolled into a ditch caue her rivals on the cheersquad tried to kill her. Kind of shy and aloof, she just wants to be protected but her boyfriend beats her but she still loves him becuase it's true love!!1! (if you want to app Jake, PM ME!!P1L1Z!) and she's well liked and really smart by all her teachers.

--Mutant--
The Following Section must be dealt with seriously. Not every character is going to have a reason for having a near death experience. Not Every character is going to have a direct connection with Invincible. That doesn't make them any less cool. For every poorly written Mutant, there is a fantastically written NPC who works in a dead-end job, dreams of Emma Frost, and is slightly miffed when his boss grows wings. You can't have the X-Men, 4400, Heroes cast, without people to react to their powers. If you're looking to play a regular Joe or a family member of one of the newly born mutants, then skip this section completely. If you still think you're up to playing one of the unfortunate individuals who came into contact with invisible and is now essentially classified as "Homo Superior" then by all means, keep reading and fill out the section provided.

Me: ...okay stupid bitch. haha.

How did your character come into contact with Invincible?:They were passing it around at a praty and her boyfriend told her to take a hit cause his friens were pickin' on him for liking the good girl cheerleader.
How did your character come to have a near death experience?: See that whole car thing
What is your Character's Mutation?: ...she can't be killed. like that girl on the TV show!!1! and she can also hear thoughts and has super strength.

Now keep in mind, Super Heroes exist completely in fiction in this universe. If your character touches fire and doesn't get burned (or even better picks it up with their hand and holds it, they're going to be reasonably panicked. as far as power levels go, think something between 4400 and Heroes. There's only so much that humanity is currently capable of.

So. No Scarlet Witch. (what the fuck?!? hahha. geek) Unless it's on a massively small scale.

Ideas for different powers/suggestions will be taken under consideration by the mods.

--Writing Sample--

This is it kids. You're halfway there, You're Almost Done. Now for the really crucial test. You can write the best app in the world, but if your writing sample's crud, then it's sayonara. This is not your daddy's roleplay.

Me: My daddy doesn't watch roleplay freak.

For Regular Joes:

Your character wakes up one morning to discover that their normally peaceful neighborhood has burst into flames. Making their way across the street, they see that a neighborhood teenager (It was that kid who was in that bus accident. Now you remember) is literally standing on the front lawn burning, while firemen scramble to put the kid out. How does he/she react? Do they believe that it's just an abnormal occurance, or are they inspired to seek out more information?

For Mutants:

...There was a little girl. She ran out in front of the car, "-No! Jeake! someone! anyone! help!" but she was going to be hit! I knew I had to act fast. Jogging up, I grabbed her, just in time to push her out of the wy. I wasn't so lucky though " oh shit! these are new shoes!" the little girl stared at me as I snapped my ankle back into place and stood upk, "-you be careful next time K?" "I will." "Thanks."

---

ACCEPTABLE
Name: Jordan Cross
Age: 28
Profession: Jordan's a Medical School Intern who recently transferred to our Lady of Peace Hospital from UCSD down in San Diego. He'd like to get into plastic surgery (wouldn't anyone?) but he's thinking he might become a spinal surgeon, mostly to please his dad.
LocationBorn and Raised in San Diego, but currently living in LA.
Zodiac Sign/Chinese New Year Sign: Virgo/Rabbit.
Hair Color: Mousey Brown.
Eye Color: Jordan's Mutation doesn't give him any special eyecolor (Which he constantly curses). His eyes however are his best feature. Deep and vividly blue.
Appearance: Everything about Jordan Cross Screams average. Ironically (since his father's a hollywood writer) Jordan is not the kind of guy who stands out in a room. He has to go out of his way to approach women, waiting for them to (drown) in his baby-blues. His nose is probably a couple of sizes too big, and he's got far more freckles then he'd be happy with. The feature that most people praise (most people being his teachers/advisor) are his hands. He has an "Artist's hands".
Personality: What Jordan lacks in appearance he makes up for in personality. He's the first in the room to come up with a joke, the first to try "Poisonous swordfish" sushi, and the first to volunteer for any sort of assignment. He has a horrible obsession with fart jokes, collecting them like his sister Tiffany collects Shot Glasses from Vegas Casinos.

Jordan's not a hero. He'd like to think of himself as one, but he's more apt to run at the sound of trouble then try to save anybody.

--Mutant--
How did your character come into contact with Invincible?:...It was a party. He'd just met this girl who offered him lines. He declined, citing the numerous medical complications that Heroine can lead to. She slapped him, spilling the powder across his hands and into his beer-along with two other party guests.
What was your character's near Death Experience?: Jordan has always hated working the ER, especially the ER downtown. A junkie came in looking for a fix and Jordan got in the way-without intending to. The junkie slit his throat before the police could tackle him, leaving Jordan with a nasty scar.
What is your Character's Mutation?: Jordan Cross is a Telekenetic, but it's not strong telekensis. He jokes that all it's good for is pushing the remote around or grabbing a drink without having to get up off his couch. He has used it to push people out of the path of cars on occasion, and with focus it could become something special-but woman woman honestly wants to hear about a guy who can push stuff with his mind? He's not a star wars geek.

--Writing Sample--

For Mutants:

I've got Blue skies- No. That wasn't how the song went. Jordan shrugged and slipped his free hand into his pocket, careful to balance the stack of books atop his arm before he slid them into the Borders bag. He couldn't walk into a bookstore without buying something scientific (His sister kept giving him grief about that) but this time at least it had been for a noble cause. Pumpkin Latte in hand he whistled, swinging the bag back and forth as he stepped into the street.

This was why he loved LA. Sure it was crowded. Sure it was dingy and noisy, but on the days when the pollution cleared and the sun drifted through the palm trees you really saw what drew people to the east coast, to california as a state-

"-Look out!"

The eyes of pedestrians were drawn to a mother across the street at the locale park. She pointed in terror at a small shape clutching a red ball with white stars, oblivious to the oncoming LA traffic.

"-Someone help! My baby! My-"

Jordan did not think. He only reacted. Borders bag and Latte dropped to the ground as Jordan reached out with a free hand for the girl, trying to run, arms and legs pounding against the pavement-

MOVE.

It was an unconcious command. Shrieking, the Girl flew backward, avoiding a large semi in the process. She hit him with a thump, the impact skidding them both across the sidewalk to hit a store window on Jordan's side of the street.

He awoke to voices. People staring at him, whispering to themselves, pointing at his destroyed breakfast and medical texts. The girl lay flat against him, still dazed-smiling at him.

"...Are you magic?"

Jordan paused, "...I-"

The past few moments were a blur. He remembered commanding the body of mass that was the small girl to fly off the road, the rest-

"...I'm not sure."

"-Cindy!" The crowd parted as the mother approached, "-Cindy! Baby I'm here. Everything's going to be okay Cindy-" She wrapped her arms around the child, ignoring Jordan completely.

"...Mommy! The man made me fly!"

The mother's happy mood turned dark as she twisted her daughter away from Jordan, still lying sprawled on the sidewalk, "...I saw."

"-Can you make me fly?"

"...No dear." The woman kissed the top of her daughter's head, "...If god had meant for mankind to have that kind of power, he would have given us wings." She snorted, "...Freak."

---

Are we clear? Fabulous! If you're not sure your character is a Mary Sue/Marty Stu and therefore unacceptable for the game, run them through the Mary Sue Limitus Test. Keep in mind that execution can make the difference between a Sue and a compelling character. Writing your character in a realistic manner can prevent your character from being perceived as a Sue even if he or she ranks high on the limitus test.

Now that you've learned the do's and don'ts of the application process, send off an email to mods.invincible @ gmail.com, then follow these steps:

1. Request to join [livejournal.com profile] wetheinvincible, [livejournal.com profile] parkside_tombs and [livejournal.com profile] wetheordinary with your character's journal.

2. Wait for approval.

3. Start playing!

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