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Empatheias Events ([personal profile] empevents) wrote in [community profile] empatheias_ooc2016-07-18 02:08 pm
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Welcome to [community profile] empatheias' test drive meme. This test drive is to help interested players test their characters in the game's environment. We've included a few prompts that incorporate specific elements of the game, though you'll find all of them have a lot of leeway for players to get as creative as necessary. Before diving in, here are a few things we'd like to remind everyone about the game in general:

  • Date reminders. Reserves open Monday, July 25 and Applications (Canon | OC) open Sunday, August 1st.

  • OC Reminder! Just a quick reminder that original characters are currently allowed. Those interested can also use the test drive. OCs do not need to be reserved.

  • Emotions are key! Empatheias' premise focuses on how anyone's emotions can affect their environment, be it big or small. While not every emotion will cause a reaction, significant ones definitely will. How much effect a character will have will ultimately be up to you, the player. Also, while we're giving a lot of leeway for the test drive, keep in mind that there will be some limits in the actual game.

  • Everyone has an amulet. All characters have a unique amulet that is specialized for them. It will contain all of their emotion drops and it serves as the network device. Remember, communication is telepathic. Otherwise, it works basically the same.

  • Assume the character is already in the game. Because "OMG WHERE AM I IS THIS REAL LIFE" threads aren't going to be very helpful in this test drive! Plus those are going to happen in-game, anyway. So to make things easier, just assume that they've been around at least a week or so. Still learning the ropes, but not a complete "first day" experience.

  • First or third person allowed. Your threads can be in either first or third, but we'd advise being flexible about it. Remember, these threads can also be used in your application for samples! Reminder: We only require one sample and it can be done in either format. We have also made a change to our sample requirements, so look over the Applications page!

Now with that out of the way, here are some prompts you guys can work from!


• Prompt A: How about giving the emotions a try?

• Prompt B: Refer to the Task Board and choose a task your character may be interested in taking up. For this prompt, you could have your character ask for help, already be in the middle of the job, or react to it in some way. Perhaps they were an unfortunate victim or want to create a job countering an existing one. You could even have a prompt making a job request. Creating jobs for the purpose of the test drive is absolutely doable.

• Prompt C: How about giving the amulets a go? Start a telepathic conversation and see how it works. Remember, the amulets are sending out the owner's thoughts so might want to be careful about how the stream of consciousness goes...

• Prompt D: EVENT SPECIAL. Feel free to check out Light of Helisium beach party and use the prompts from there! It ranges from standard fare beach fun to the major highlight of the year: Verenthian Warrior. It's like the extreme Ninja Warrior obstacle course but with a twist. There are also giant crabs that may or may not be set loose. Alternatively, maybe you'd prefer the masquerade side of things. A chance to pretend to be someone you're not and perhaps find romance.

• Prompt E: IT'S A BUNNY INVASION! Driven out by the gophers that have swarmed the fields, the bunnies have turned toward the city for food. And as luck would have it, many of the farmers are also transporting their crop to the city storehouses for safekeeping due to aforementioned gopher problem. One of the wagons carrying large crates full of carrots and lettuce has turned over, and those bunnies are just swarming all over the place. Oh, but you can't kill them. The Wildlife Society is encouraging more humane methods. They are: crates made out of cushions, pillow traps, carrot costumes to act as bait, and a special ocarina that is said to help attract the rabbits. The ocarina may or may not help depending on the tune played and may actually make them angrier.

• Prompt F: There's a new popular game in town where two people work together to get through a specially designed maze. One person goes through the maze while the other is standing on a platform above, using telepathy to give directions. The catch? The maze is completely dark and the one going through it only has floating ball of light to help illuminate their path. The one giving directions has a clear view at least, so it's up to them to get their partner out. What makes the maze "fun" is that there are various "traps" and obstacles in the maze. Nice partners will help their friend avoid them. The trolls, however... Well if they'd like to see their partner get splashed with paint, hit with pillows, or have random costumed "creatures" pop out to scare the crap out of them, that's an option, too.

• Prompt G: Make your own! It could include fake explosives and/or jars of hot wax.

For your threads, put the Character Name and the Canon in the subject line to help readily identify them. You're also welcome to use more than one prompt for respondents to choose from. If you have any questions or want to brush up on the game information, refer to the Game Information entry. Otherwise, tag around and have fun!
cherryblooded: (calm / now see)

Cherryblod | Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-18 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[This food vendor has made one too many comments about how delicious Cherryblod's shrimp tail looks.

While Cherryblod is still smiling, it's a frozen smile, and a few red bubbles are starting to appear near his head.

Fun fact: a bubble is technically any liquid with a gas inside of it. Blood is a liquid.]

Think you're being quite rude, now. Would you like to be eaten?

[He hasn't quite noticed the bubbles yet himself, but the vendor sure has, and is backing away nervously.]

For those with romantic attachments at home, perhaps even a spouse, how do you deal with missing them while you're here?

[Through the link comes a gentle wave of loneliness. Missing his daughter is one thing, but he hasn't been parted from his wife for a long, long time.]

It's like the Tosatsu invasion all over again... Oh, but these rabbits are much nicer.

[Trust him. When you've been chased around by swarms of rabbits with spears and pointy teeth, these seem positively tame in comparison.

Cherryblod has opted for the ocarina. Wadanohara would have a much easier time, as she actually knows how to play, but surely it can't be too hard, right? You just blow into it while changing which holes you're covering. Easy.

It's not helping very much, unsurprisingly. Stop him.]
cilantro: (side-eyes you like you're crazy)


[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-19 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
Ah... sir, are you alright?

[Hi, we can't help but notice the blood bubbles, which... admittedly has somehow caught our attention before the shrimp tail did.]
cherryblooded: (calm / thoughtful)

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-19 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[The bubbles pop - it's no good turning anger on someone completely unrelated - as Cherryblod turns to face Cilan.]

Perfectly fine. Having a completely innocent conversation with this man about my taste.

[The guy's still edging away, with a look to Cilan that says 'help me'.]
cilantro: (if a ducklett crosses the road...)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-19 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh? [And now he's looking at Cherryblod proper here. There's a long pause, before...]

He didn't insult your taste, did he? Because as far as I can see, you seem like someone who has good taste in attire, and manners too, I'm sure.

[Apparently the idea of literal taste because Cherry is a shrimp hasn't occurred to him here.]
cherryblooded: (smile / glow)

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-19 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, no, that's not it at all.

He said I looked delicious.

I-it's a very nice tail-

[Thwap, goes the shrimp tail against the ground. The guy jumps half an inch into the air.]
cilantro: (unfairly attractive fictional character)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-19 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah. [And now Cilan turns his attention to the guy here, smiling. However, there's a slight crackle of electricity in the air.] Listen, while I'm sure you meant no harm in trying to compliment this gentlemen here, it's quite rude to keep making comments that have clearly made him uncomfortable. Understand?

[The guy slowly nods, and then Cilan turns his attention to Cherry.]

Why don't you and I go check out a different vendor instead? I'm sure there's other stalls that you might be interested in, and this one here needs some time to reflect on things.

[Or rather, time away from a guy that looks like they might kill them, but either way, it's probably best to separate these two...]
cherryblooded: (smile / pleasant)

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-20 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds like an excellent idea.

[What, nothing about Cherryblod gives the impression of a person who would have wrung somebody's neck ever in his life, what are you talking about, bracket text? Hahaha.

As the spared vendor nods frantically, Cherryblod steps away from him and turns his attention fully onto Cilan.]

What would you recommend?
cilantro: (this reminds me of a puzzle)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-20 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm... oh, have you tried the stall that sells candy and other types of sweets yet? They're quite excellent when it comes to having a wide variety of flavors that's all in good taste...
cherryblooded: (smile / the more you know)

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-21 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
Haven't yet - it sounds delightful.

[More bubbles! But these look like regular water bubbles. No blood around.]
cilantro: (tea time is always a good time)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-21 06:33 am (UTC)(link)
[Yes, good, keep doing that and not the blood bubble thing...]

Excellent! Just follow me and I'll show you the way!

[However, Cilan only takes a few steps forward, before he suddenly spins back around on his heel.]

Oh, I almost forgot to introduce myself! I'm Cilan, Pokemon Connoisseur of Empatheias! And you are?
cherryblooded: (smile / peaceful)

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-21 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Cherryblod. No special title, unless you count 'father and homemaker'.

[But he seems pretty proud of that, so maybe that's enough.]

Afraid I don't know what a Pokemon Connoisseur is.
cilantro: (this reminds me of a puzzle)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-21 08:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Pokemon Connoisseurs, where I'm from, are those who are considered experts on Pokemon, capable of giving precise judgments in regards to the taste of a trainer's bond with Pokemon and advising them on how to become better friends, thus producing a stronger flavor with their teamwork.

[He added "of Empatheias" at the end because... well, he's the only one here right now.]
cherryblooded: (smile / sweat)

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-21 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
...Understood all the words in that sentence except 'Pokemon', I'm sorry.
cilantro: (tea time is always a good time)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-22 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, well in that case... oh wait, here's one of my companions coming towards us now.

[Sure enough, there's a small green monkey-like creature approaching them, jumping across to grab and hang off the side of a lamp post here by Cilan.]

Did you find anything interesting, Pansage?

[The Pokemon nods, but then it turns it's attention to Cherryblod. Hello... you look like a Pokemon crossed with a person??]
cherryblooded: (smile / well shucks)

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-22 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
Pleasure to meet you, Pansage.

[Small green monkey-like creatures might be foreign to Cherryblod, but from the way Cilan is treating it... A very intelligent pet, or something closer to a companion who happens to be not a person? It's complicated, but they seem friendly enough.]

-ah, does Pansage like being petted?
cilantro: (pansage is the best vintage to have)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-22 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, by all means.

[Pansage nods too as it crawls down the lamp post and allows itself to get within petting distance for Cherryblod here. Go for it, be the first from your world to have pet a Pokemon.]
cherryblooded: (smile / the ocean is beautiful)

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-22 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[Pansage is getting gently petted, and a whole bunch more water bubbles are showing up.]

You certainly are adorable.
cilantro: (tea time is always a good time)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-23 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
This is Pansage, one of my Pokemon that I live with here. Pansage, this is Cherryblod.

[Pansage smiles, making a noise of contentment from the petting. It's so nice to meet you, Cherryblod! ... Don't mind if Pansage gets curious by the water bubbles and reaches a paw out to poke at one of them, though.]
cherryblooded: (smile / beaming)

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-23 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
[It pops, as water bubbles are wont to do when touched.]

Do you like them? Certainly could have ended up with worse things floating around.

[...let's not talk about the blood earlier.]