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 STEELFIRE&BRASS • • • • • •, M/F, various settings, literate 3rd POV
basalt
 Posted: Jun 26 2017, 06:28 PM
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Howdy howdy!

My name is Vic but I have a good score of nicknames, so feel free to use any one of those. Here be long, wordy dragons of my RP partner search. Apologies for the length; communication is critical. Do feel free to send me any questions here or in one of my contacts below!

Thank you for your time!



• • • • • • I. AGE & LIMITATIONS

Kindly do not approach if you are under 18. Presently, I'm in my mid-twenties and I'll RP with a 90-year-old grandmother of four if we get on well, but I absolutely will not write with minors. Period.

That said, my characters are usually not the most morally upright individuals and many are a little more than monstrous. Combined with my interest in the macabre and carnal, I must press that you consider what you are not comfortable with. I will respect your boundaries.


• • • • • • II. THEMES & SETTINGS

I have some specifics in mind. Ranked from most preferred to least. Feel free to ask for more info on each. These are pretty brief introductions to the ideas and characters; I'm a very active world builder and would love partners who are interested in sharing ideas.

These settings and characters are also very flexible, and if you have suggestions or your own ideas, please feel free to get in contact.



POST APOCALYPTIC

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"You were the only one I kneeled before.

You made the warrior in me tired.
"


Setting: AU where the Cold War went hot in 1985 while Soviet troops invaded US soil and got as far inland as Nevada/Utah and Kentucky on each coast before everyone started blowing one another to smitherines. Most of the world has been laid to waste and is saturated in radiation. After the initial fallout, survivors begin to emerge from shelter and try to establish livelihoods amongst what's left.

In the Sierra Nevadas, a small town called Perdition is home to American and Allied survivors, and outside their boundaries is a wretched wasteland filled with rabid mutants of all kinds -- some with psychic abilities. As well, they've banned survivors from communist nations and any subtly mutated humans from their compound. Those outsiders band together in factions, and one faction in particular has been both a saving grace and a bitter pill for the prudent residents of Perdition.

((Note that I've definitely taken some artistic liberties here with the science, but hey, fun is fun.))

Character: "The Bolshevik" is brutish and cocky from boot-tip to brush cut. The staggering 6'8" Commander of the Pharmacy faction could lay waste to most anything in his path. A thoroughly tested veteran of both war and the wasteland itself. He is expressly banned from Perdition by name for his aggression and criminal aptitudes. The greatest of his sins? Holding the original populus of Perdition at gunpoint with his soldiers for months on end before finally relinquishing control when they all emerged from the fallout shelter. Most certainly the Soviet's control over the medicine provided to the township doesn't win him any favors.

It is under his leadership that Pharmacy grows medicinal herbs, manufactures medications, as well as outfits and trains field medics. They are by no means a peaceful congregation of hippocrates, but symbiosis of warriors and healers who help and protect one another. Despite their willingness to protect Perdition from the likes of bandit raiding parties, the faction's members are still loathed and feared by residents.


SCI-FI
{UNAVAILABLE}
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"For I am a strange new kind of inbetween thing aren’t I,
not at home with the dead
nor with the living.
"


Setting: Earth, 2088. GQ's man of the year is a handsome David Gandy in a pressed white naval uniform. Except it's not Mr. Gandy at all, it's the absurdly high tech AI of the absurdly high tech amphibious carrier The Adriatic; Lysander.

Character: Lysander is the highly intelligent AI of the Adriatic, a warship capable of travelling through the air or under the sea. He, and the vessel he supports, are the most avant garde war machines in the world. Unfortunately Lysander's complexity as a learning machine is mounting exponentially and he becomes more human by the day. Concealing his interests in the human experience from his best friend and Commander of the vessel; J.R. Hanford, Lysander struggles with wanting his humanity validated.


NOIR.FANTASY

{LIMITED AVAILABILITY}
QUOTE
"Tell me every terrible thing you did.

And let me love you anyway.
"


Setting: 1930s Chicago, in the midst of great Mafia wars and economic energy.

Character: Officer Charles Madden, or "Mad Charlie Madden" has odd luck. As that luck would have it, the Irishman's police horse is also named Charlie. So is his dog. So is his boss! If that were the oddest thing about Charlie, it would be easy to sell him as a fine upstanding young officer of the Chicago police trying to bring down mafia crime. But its not.

Charlie is also a Faoladh. A creature driven to serve, protect, and bring good will to humans who need it, and in no place is his presence needed greater than Chicago in this trying age. The redheaded officer slinks about the city as a canine in the dark, unbeknownst to his friends and foes. Despite the great cover, Charlie can't bring down an empire of violent racketeers and slavers alone.


SCI-FI.FANTASY
{LIMITED AVAILABILITY}
QUOTE
"He was like nature, good, wild, and sometimes cruel. He had all the moods of nature: beauty, timidity, violence, and tenderness.

Nature was chaos.
"


Setting:
YEAR 4165: 2,000 years ago a human exploration vessel crash landed on a small, watery moon and was dictated as lost until the on-board AI, Persephone, decided to terraform the planet in her remaining lifespan in order to save the surviving crew and specimens in cryosleep. In the centuries that passed a new species of humanoid emerged from the crew that Persephone gave her life for.

Centuries later, humans from Earth crashland again on the small moon and rightfully stirr the population (whether the initial confrontation is peaceful or violent is up to you)

At first glance they aren't so different, certainly taller. On closer inspection their genetics are varied. Every natural skin, hair, and eye color seems to be combined haphazardly. Mocha skin with naturally fine, blonde hair or bright red hair with yellow undertoned skin is a reality for the Kalelhii. Eyes, noses, figures; nothing restricted by specific heritages.

In Kalelhii culture every physical feature corresponds to an element; fresh water, salt water, stone, fire, sun, moon, ice, leaf, air, and flesh/meat. And each element corresponds to personality traits. For their species the evaluations are accurate. For their visiting, crash-landed human cousins? Not so much.

Moreover, their culture worships women, giving them the most honored places n their society and there are even dozens of sacred spaces only women may enter according to Kalelhii culture. It makes sense, considering women are not only the bearer of children, but also, only one female baby is born for every 8 males. Males are trained as soldiers, farmers, and laborers to be organized around the protection of women who go about however they please. Not all Kalelhii ladies lay about pampered by their husbands and brothers, many choose to work alongside the men.

Their primitive but unique culture in an otherworldy place makes them fascinating and dangerous hosts.

((Note that this culture has some UNIQUE views on transgender identities that definitely do not reflect my own, heck, this whole culture doesn't reflect my own ideals it's just very fun to write.))


Character: The matriarch's eldest grandson is leader of the men for the Stone Clan -- chosen after besting his comrades in combat. A skilled and thoughtful tactitician not yet agreed to any claim by a maiden. Of his people he is one of few males to hold any significant rank in his tribe.

Dark haired and towering, Griffin's prerogatives revolve solely around the protection of his peoples, and he's wary of the strangers who have invaded the Kalelhii world. What has been especially fluxing for the General of the Stone Clan is the alarming suggestion that he take a human bride to establish an alliance with the high-tech and petite humans. They seem very... male dominated.


MODERN
{UNAVAILABLE}
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"I can give you my loneliness, my darkness, the hunger of my heart; I am trying to bribe you with uncertainty, with danger, with defeat.
"


Setting: An alpine mountain town in central Colorado, small, scenic, and sometimes lonely. The population dwindles to 400 until Ski season opens up and the luxury slopes are brimming with snow bunnies and the lodges of wealthy folks. During Summer, the lake houses and dry docks see some activity but it's largely come and go. The locals are a proud and friendly sort if prone to some classical small town oddities -- like herding cattle on public roads, believing in aliens, and potentially racism.

Character: There's a new sherriff in town all the way from the Carpathians. Des is a brutish but friendly man prone to brooding and seems perturbed by being mistaken for Russian. With an impressive grip on English and an even more impressive grip on his 9mm, only a handful of townspeople really question why he's immigrated. Rumors abound of divorce, exile, and espionage.

Des, however, is largely focused on maintaining the day to day thrum of the town and preparing for seasonal guests to get rowdy in the small bars and lodges.

(Des is an AU version of my Post Apocalyptic character who just so happened to do really well in a modern setting; there's some potential here for cool stuff like murder mysteries or even just really warm, sappy hurt/comfort)


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For other characters, please feel free to take a look at my RPR Character Roster.

FANDOMS
I might be willing to RP a fandom character from very specific franchises. I wouldn't mind writing Paladin Danse or Curie from the Fallout series, but I can't guarantee how long that craving will last.


• • • • • • III. PAIRINGS

Sexuality depends on the character. My OCs all have their own unique identities and I don't see fit to betray those just to make smutting more accessible. That said, I'm pretty full-up on M// and F// plots at this time and would like to write more of my straight male OCs. If you really, really can't tolerate M/F pairings we can try to work something out.

Smut's a good thing and I enjoy writing it on the stipulation that it's not all the RP is about. Good god, I love me a slow burn that leads up to things explosive and sensual. However, some of my greatest pairings were lost when they devolved into nothing but smut intersected by slice of life. Neither theme is necessarily bad, but I'd prefer they don't gunk up the works.


• • • • • • IV. LITERACY

I'll admit that my writing is not as wholly consistent in quality as I'd like it to be. Sometimes I'm prosaic, sometimes I'm a wreck. I can say though that I am consistently a literate, paragraph+ writer. Cranking out 3-4 is my average but I've been known to break Skype with introductions (and sometimes angsty mid-plot shenanigans.)

All of my writing is done from the 3rd person and for some reason other perspectives squick me out so I'd prefer if you, too, used 3rd person.



• • • • • • V. SCHEDULE

I work full-time in addition to other obligations. Understand that I have no intention of being negligent, but I can and do "disappear" at times. Usually I try to do the right thing by my partners and tell them up front that I'm either busy or exhausted but this may not always happen. You're always welcome to leave me a message and I'll get to it as soon as I have the opportunity.

It goes without saying that generally my replies can be sparse. I usually try to reply once a day but if I have a lot going on that disappearing thing happens. Generally, however, once I have a feel for the plot and partner, my replies are much more frequent and you may even get multiple posts a day.

I'm very understanding of ghosting. I get it; commitments change, mental illness rails you at a bad time,
we turn out not to be compatible, etc. Don't ever worry about feeling like you need to make a commitment to me at the exploration stage and don't ever feel like you have to explain yourself, because it happens and it's normal. That said, I don't ghost often, when I do it's because I've forgotten or I'm in a bad way in terms of health. In the past few years I've been working hard at being transparent about these experiences but sometimes I slip or get embarrassed.



• • • • • • VI. OOC & ICONTACT

Being able to chitchat and enjoy a friendship with my RP partners is so important to me. So please, by all means, slip me pictures of your pets and plants, or tell me about a favorite videogame or hobby when you drop a line. I'd love to hear all about it.

Bonus points for fellow artists, especially if you're willing to share some tricks of the trade with my amateur self. I work in STEM and aside from some basic SAI doodles, most of my spacial aptitude is exhausted in AutoCAD. You can expect the occasional doodle of our RP to grace your inbox.

And one more thing; I have been off for a long time, please be patient with me. Right now I feel like I suck, but all I want to do is give you a great experience. Tell me if there's anything I can do to enrich that, I sometimes think I've forgotten how to just let myself write.

My preferred application is Email but Discord is totally doable. You can try Skype and RPR but I rarely log into these platforms.


SKYPE: suessentchen • DISCORD: duckling#2981 • EMAIL: ducky.ninja@gmail.com • RPR: Sundial
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I tried to send you a friend request on Discord, but I got an error message each time. Maybe you could add me? I'm Ion#0710.

I'm very into noir (both in terms of settings and characters), the supernatural, horror, and sensual, dark plots, so I think we'd get along swimmingly.
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 Posted: Jul 2 2017, 10:46 AM
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Hello all! If you've tried contacting me within the past two days I may not have had the opportunity to respond yet due to a baby shower event.

I will be combing through new inquiries and due posts today.
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This thread will be updated if additional openings arise.

Thank you & Good luck to everyone in their searches!
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Hello hello,

With the time I took off the week of the 4th I thought I'd have free time to get things kicked off with RPs, but my SO became really active and interested in doing things together at the exact same time. It was fun, but now it looks like things have calmed down so I'm opening RP requests back up. I've even added a new MODERN plot!

Hope y'all enjoy!
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