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 Post subject: Among The Fallen
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:54 am 

it's family fun time, let's commit a hate crime

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"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" - Mario Savio, 1964


After a series of disasters devastated the land, resources are limited and drastically so. And where resources are limited, population becomes a problem. As a result of this major food shortage, a law was put into place: families can only have one child. Families with more than one child at the time the law was put into place were unaffected, but women pregnant at the time were forced to hand their child over to be killed.

The law is strictly enforced by the Population Police, the military force most prominent and the backbone that holds a good portion of control over government policies. Often, Police raids are conducted at random to find and punish those harboring hidden children. Parents are beaten or arrested, and children are killed or militarized depending on age. Rebels are treated with harsher conduct, often slaughtered and thrown into mass graves to make a spectacle about what happens when you are an enemy of the People.

Despite the laws set in place to prevent such actions, some women who become pregnant with second children hide them away. However, this puts the children in a terrible place and they have nothing but hiding and denied opportunities to look forward to the rest of their lives.

In a government that says you have no right to exist, how will you survive?

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Loosely based on the Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Having read the series beforehand is not required, though it would help you understand some of the themes and elements that will be present in this roleplay. Just reading the excerpt above should give everyone who hasn't read it an idea of what I'm lookin' to do.
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For this roleplay I am looking for four interested takers that are willing to agree to following:
  1. Everyone's character(s) must be willing to die. This is non-negotiable.
  2. Everyone must play at least 1 "hidden" child--if you would like other characters such as an influential politician or a Population Police officer, please note in your interest below.
  3. Character sheets will be a thing and will be subject to approval. This does not mean we will toss out your character in its entirety if something doesn't fit, but rather I'll suggest changes or important tweaks that might be necessary for the flow of the plot/character development.
  4. Posting order will be as follows:
      Everyone is free to post at any time, but only once in between my posts.
      To clarify, I will be making the first post, after which anyone is free to respond at any time, but only once, and then I will post again and the "order" will restart. This allows for more freedom in posting time, and no one is given pressure to post next, unless they are the last person in that round that needs to post before I post again, starting the new round.
    If this arrangement doesn't seem to be working out, then we'll establish a traditional posting order based on who displayed interest first.
  5. Posting speed. Given that this is an alpha thread, and we all have busy lives to attend to, there is a very loose 1 week rule. This does NOT mean everyone has to post within a week's time. Rather, if person A - E posts, and we're waiting on person F, they have 1 week or so from the last post to post their response. If they go over by a couple of days, it's no big deal. The only time this rule would be enforced would be if it was the same person, every round, consistently not posting for longer than say almost 2 weeks. Ideally, there would a post a week. I won't bug people for posts unless it has been more than 2 weeks since a post has been made.
  6. I want this plot to be a product of everyone's creativity. In this spirit, if you would like to add in a twist of your own to the story, or just suggest a plot idea to be implemented, just shoot me a PM and we will discuss and work it in. This way, only me and you (the suggester) will know the secret ultra twist, and it will surprise everyone when it's implemented. It will be our little secret...!psychotic

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:30 pm 

it's family fun time, let's commit a hate crime

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Still looking for maybe 3-5 interested players for this! Will post the OOC as soon as we get three in the roll-call.

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I am interested.. can I play a teen daughter of a state official that is pregnant and must hide her mother's pregnancy.


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I'm interested! :)

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