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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!
mujuuryoku: (Default)

ochako uraraka | my hero academia

[personal profile] mujuuryoku 2016-07-18 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)

[ Uraraka knew that emotions were king around here, but so far she hadn't experienced anything quite so intense as to induce a strong emotional reaction.

After perusing the food stands, she's decided to try something that looks distinctly like raspberry cheesecake. Growing up where she did, she never had the chance to try anything so luxurious, so try as she might, she can't really help herself now.

Holy. Cannoli. It's love at first bite. The feeling blossoms in her chest and runs up to the tips of her ears -- is it even possible for something to be this good? It's as if she's floating...

Wo~ow! This is amazing!

[ ...and she is floating, apparently. She's only an inch or two off the ground, and she doesn't particularly notice, but she is most definitely not on the earth anymore. She may or may not stay like this until someone points it out to her. ]


[ When Uraraka spots the swarm of bunnies quickly descending upon the produce, she quickly decides she's the best person for the job, all things considered.

She admittedly feels a little bad having to round them all up because they're just so darn cute, so she spends a solid minute cooing over them before getting down to business. Which turns into two minutes. Which turns into three.

She shakes her head vigorously and takes a step back. Get a hold of yourself, Ochako!

Deciding that this would be significantly easier with two people instead of one, she thrusts a crate to the lucky person nearest to her ( -- that's you! -- ) and puts on her best beseeching expression, which...isn't very good.

Hey! Got a minute? Would you mind helping me out with these guys?
cherryblooded: (smile / every little thing)


[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-18 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Would love to.

[Poor beseeching expression or not, Uraraka's roughly Cherryblod's daughter's age, so he automatically agrees. He wiggles his shrimp tail as he accepts the crate.]

How would you like to do this? You scare them towards me, or...?
mujuuryoku: (057 ☄ as you stared at me)

[personal profile] mujuuryoku 2016-07-19 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
[ She notices the shrimp tail and can’t help but wonder if that’s his Quirk. If so, then that sure is one unique characteristic.

Uraraka nods enthusiastically and positions herself towards the poor, unsuspecting bunnies.

All right! I’m gonna make them float, and then you can scoop them up!

[ She gives no time for him to process what she just said before she leaps towards the bunnies and taps them all in quick succession, releasing their gravitational pull and causing them to float freely (and helplessly) slightly above her head. She puffs out her chest with satisfaction; her Quirk really does come in handy in little situations like these. Uraraka turns to Cherryblod and gestures for him to go after them. ]

Okay, go get ‘em! They can’t get away, so it should be easy to get them all penned up quickly this way.
cherryblooded: (smile / peachy)

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-07-19 08:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[Cherryblod's not sure what he's doing, exactly - she could be a witch, but she could also not be, it's really impossible to tell in this kind of place - but it's certainly handy in this situation.

He carefully scoops the bunnies into the crates, making sure not to be too rough in the process. They're just ordinary rabbits, after all.]

Here you go. Must have had fun with the carrots, but now it's time for you all to relax.
dekuru: (go getter)

yells loudly. aggressively tags from airport

[personal profile] dekuru 2016-07-18 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[In her defense, the bunnies are really adorable.]


[He feels a wave of happiness wash through him seeing her face. Seeing anyone from home makes him happy. He holds the crate tightly.]

Of course! Together, we can round up these bunnies in no time!!! Uraraka's Quirk is very well suited for these kind of things isn't it.

[He's already thinking about how Uraraka's Quirk would really help with rounding up all the bunnies without harming them. Uraraka was very strong!!! Especially in these kind of situations.]
mujuuryoku: (020 ☄ that you wouldn't have me)


[personal profile] mujuuryoku 2016-07-19 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
[ !!! ]

Deku! You’re here too!

[ She hadn’t even noticed that the person next to her was none other than Izuku. Her heart leaps at the realization that she may not be the only one from home here!

But back to the task at hand. These bunnies aren’t gonna round themselves up.

All right! But we gotta be quick.

[ She grinds her feet into the ground before dashing towards the Bunny Horde and splaying out her hands so that each finger pad gets an individual rabbit. Ten bunnies start to float slowly towards eye level for each of them, kicking their little paws in futility. Uraraka turns to Izuku and gives him a thumbs up. ]

Okay, go! While you get those ones, I’ll work on the others!
dekuru: (:D)

half a day of traveling of waiting to tag back...wheezes

[personal profile] dekuru 2016-07-19 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, yeah! I've ben here for a bit with Todoroki san. It's very pleasant here.

[Even the whole emotions thing kind of worries him. He's still accustoming to that the most. But he's happy to see another familiar face and Uraraka is always someone he likes to see. She's a good friend to him. They can really catch up after they get all the bunnies though.

Zero gravity makes it easy to gently grab the bunnies from the air and into the crate.
I've got them!!! Good work!

[He recalls her admiration for Thirteen and how her powers will be good for damage control. It certainly is helping here with both of them pretty new to channeling their emotions to a more physical occurrence.]
explosionexpert: (baku23_cred_animucons)

e; i'm so sorry

[personal profile] explosionexpert 2016-07-18 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[Bakugou has already gotten a head start on chasing down the bunnies. He's walking hunched close to the ground, attempting to chase and capture one of the bunnies nearby. Sparks ignite from his hands and this only seems to make the bunny run faster. For good reason.]

Come back here you bastards! I'll capture you all and put you in a stew you irritating fucks!

[Needless to say he's probably not the person Uraraka had been speaking to, but he overhears her words and assumes they're for him anyways.]

The hell you think I've been doing? [It takes him a moment to register her face. It comes to him slowly. Wait...she's from his class. The one he fought against with that weird anti-gravity Quirk.

What's her name again?]

You! [Nailed it.]
mujuuryoku: (061 ☄ looking at me)

i crei evry tiem

[personal profile] mujuuryoku 2016-07-19 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
[ @god why

She turns veeery slowly at the sound of that dreaded familiar voice. What unholy deity did she anger now?

Yes, it’s me, Uraraka. [ :/ ]

I-I don’t know if that’s going to work on them, Bakugou...and they told us not to hurt the bunnies either!
icyhot: ғᴏʟᴋʟᴏʀᴇ ∗ ᴅᴡ (011.)


[personal profile] icyhot 2016-07-19 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
[ Seeing someone floating isn't exactly the strangest thing that Shouto has come across, considering where he comes from. But the fact it's someone he knows, and that it's Uraraka, is even less surprising. Raising his eyebrows, just a touch, as he sort of just... observes, for a moment.

Is whatever she's eating really so good as to make her float? (Of course she's floating, though. That's as fitting as Midoriya causing tremors with his emotions.)

Approaching her, he withdraws his right hand from one of his pockets and carefully reaches out to touch her shoulder with two fingers, pressing so that he can get her back to earth.

You're floating, Uraraka.
mujuuryoku: (045 ☄ and you're giving me)

YEAYEAYEA hello!!!

[personal profile] mujuuryoku 2016-07-19 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
[ Oopsy daisy. In her defense, while the cheesecake was good, it was probably laden with weird emotion-altering substances, as seems to be the case rather frequently around here.

She’s about ready to freak out on whoever laid a hand on her and brought her back down until she turns and sees the offender in question.

Todoroki! It’s you!

[ Yeah, it sure is him! Man, there are so many of them now. When did they all get here? Nonetheless, she’s pretty excited to see him. ]

Jeez, I didn’t even notice! I would’ve thought it was, you know, me, but I wasn’t even thinking about it, so it couldn’t have been that... [ that cheesecake tho ] All kinds of weird stuff happens in this place, doesn’t it?
icyhot: ғᴏʟᴋʟᴏʀᴇ ∗ ᴅᴡ (004.)

I need friendlier icons for this.

[personal profile] icyhot 2016-07-22 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
[ Nope - just him, not some creep that needs punching. Admittedly, Todoroki wouldn't blame her if she did take a swing, or get up in arms, since no one has any business laying hands on anyone.

But, also, please don't float away, maybe? That'd probably upset Midoriya.

Yeah. [ It sure is him. He withdraws his hand and returns it to his pocket, tilting his head a little. Comparatively, he's not nearly as visibly excited about this encounter, but he is relaxed as he listens and talks to her.

He nods in agreement.
] It's been interesting, finding out what emotions will affect and how. Especially the... side effects of them and our quirks mixing.