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It's officially summer in Anrui, and the heat is here to prove it! Pokemon are out in droves, all trying to find some relief from the heat. Be careful - they're a little extra testy during heatwaves, and you don't want to get caught between them and some refreshing shade!
Welcome to the Anrui Region, where training is illegal. The Anrui Region is a desolate and lonely place, a once bustling region that has lived under the oppression of Team Plasma for many years. Plasma took over and outlawed training of Pokemon. Raids occurred and people and Pokemon alike were killed. Back alley gym matches were held, but people remain terrified to overthrow Plasma. Who will you side with, Plasma? Or The Resistance?
One of our most welcoming, loyal, and patient of members can be found in Bee - who has been a member for two years now! Always friendly and active in both OOC and IC spaces, Bee is often one of the first people that new members are greeted by and lends a face of familiarity and kindness to any of Anrui's frontiers. With immaculate detail to each masterfully crafted post he writes, as well as the memorable and relatable qualities of his lifelike characters, Bee is a joy to roleplay with and a treasure to Anrui. We're honored to spotlight Bee as our Member of the Month!
As hardened as she is fierce, Nell Stark is a wonderful example of when the extremities of Anrui's political climate are pushed too far on a breakable human mind. Protective of her ideals and morals to the point of defection, watching how Nell is portrayed adapting to the side of the enemy she was once factioned against through her front of snappy indifference is equally parts fascinating and ambiguous. We're happy to announce Nell Stark as our Character of the Month!
In our Thread of the Month oh, life is bigger, Desmond Winters has been in prison for a decade now for murder and procuring, having fully accepted his fate of rotting in the concrete box - that was, until Phoenix Delgado, head researcher of RIVER on the hunt for a new assistant intern, showed up one fateful afternoon. With Desmond's subpar interview skills and Phoenix's cutthroat choosiness, these two collide and find that the traits once considered to be undesirable by others in a professional setting somehow fit together like puzzle pieces.
"Women want me, fish fear me. As loud as it typically was, he had never grown used to the rush of noise - the absolute cacophony - that rushed to his head, every time he would catch small glimpses of ripples and mistakes within the fabricated realm which held him willingly captive. Glitches in the simulation during which the veil would be tattered, fluttering about in the winds of unknown change and what lied behind the wall. Welling inside of him, something was wrong. So entirely, entirely wrong; the same kind of wrong as when he was certain he had left the stove on, or hadn't locked his door. The same wrong that rendered the atmosphere dense and strange, though apparently invisible to his eyes. They had probably forgotten to have her change before being sent out to collect him. Or warn him. Or terrorize him." - Julian Miller, A[D]VERSARY
Giuseppe likes to think of himself as a man of mystery. He is an alpha male and prefers to work alone, although he does value leading a group if necessary. Regardless of how much he respects you, he will have issues working under you. He will not open up to you about his past until he is sure you can be trusted, so if you are given that opportunity, you should feel very honored. He enjoys trying to make himself seem impressive and intimidating, a trait that dictates his lifestyle, pokemon team, and dress. He owns a shop in Verona City. While outwardly friendly, he is very closed off to his true self, so basically... just good luck okay he's a wild child sometimes i can't control him
Giuseppe is a very overall faithful person. More than likely, you will remain an acquaintance to him rather than a friend, but that does not mean that he will forget you. He has an eye for faces, and never forgets an interaction. If you benefit him, he will be sure to repay that debt. If you are given the opportunity to become something of a friend, he will remain the utmost faithful to you as long as you remain the same, and he is rather generous towards his friends considering how greedy he can be otherwise.
Just as Giuseppe will never forget a positive interaction, he will also never forget a negative interaction. If you become an enemy, you will no doubt remain his enemy for the rest of your life. Although he will not seek you out specifically, if you meet again he will not hold back in his aims to destroy you. He holds grudges like they're candy, but luckily he doesn't make very many enemies as he sees everyone as someone who could potentially benefit him.
Giuseppe enjoys flirting immensely, and enjoys getting it on even more. He is incredibly suave and knows that he is handsome, so he likes to lay on the charm in order to get into people's pants. He's pan, so wherever you fall on the gender spectrum is fine with him. It's all well and good when it comes to having a good time physically, but romantically? Not so much. Giuseppe was actually engaged not long ago, however the relationship has since ended, unfortunately leaving him with a large amount of trauma in the process. In the future, I'd be open to more romantic relationships for Giuseppe, but for now, I think I need to allow him time to heal.
Charlie Esposito is his cousin. Because of his loyalty to his friends and family, he begrudgingly keeps his ties to her. In exchange for her service in helping him avoid Plasma and stock his shop, he pays her enough for a babysitter and then some.
Mallory Greyson is technically his indentured servant, although he's been calling her an apprentice when she's not around. Whether or not that is a good thing is to be determined. He is trying to learn how to respect her, but he can't make himself forget why she is there in the first place. Nonetheless, he sees a lot of himself in her, and is hoping that she continues to progress the way that she has been.
Ziv Q. Sparks is the sister of Giuseppe's ex-fiance. That being said, he views the woman as so much more. During his time with Dax, he truly began to feel for the first time in his life that he had a sibling, and his endearment of her has not waned even an ounce since their breakup. While he understands if she'd rather not continue to be in his life, he hopes that she is amiable, and would be open to continuing a friendly relationship.
Thomas DuPont and Giuseppe are currently in a thread together. This note will be updated when the thread concludes!
Giuseppe Giovanni Esposito
24 Years of Age
Black Market Boss
Kaida is always moving. Whether it be her mind, her body, or her mouth, something is going at all times and sometimes it goes a little too fast for her to handle. She's actually quite intelligent, but she acts off of impulse more often than not. She is a member of the Dragon Clan of Blackthorn City, and was sent to Anrui in order to join Plasma and send back reports to the state of the country. She has been in contact with Coryn and has sent him debilitating information about Plasma, however he is the only one who knows of her true intentions. Her entry into Plasma was traumatizing at the very least, so she has her moments where she might not seem all there as her brain attempts to process a memory. Her love of and patience with pokemon is her strongest trait, however she is not so patient with humans.
Kaida is going to have difficulty making anything other than acquaintances. The fact that she is technically Plasma but is acting as a spy for the Resistance is going to severely limit her friendships. Resistance members are out of the question in order to keep up her facade, but she has such a bad taste in her mouth from her meeting with Antoinette that she is not sure how she could befriend anyone who is working for them willingly. So, basically, if you're neutral you're probably good as long as you aren't flaunting your pokemon willy-nilly in front of her.
Again, it's complicated. If you flaunt your pokemon and you're not in Plasma, she will try to battle you and take them away from you. She doesn't like it and she often cries herself to sleep over it, but that's the way it has to be right now. She doubts Antoinette actually trusts her - ripping her dratini to shreds directly in front of her was more of a threat than it was a trust exercise - so she needs to do something that will keep Antoinette at bay. If you're Resistance and she beats you, get ready for the jails. That being said, she has zero trust for Plasma either so honestly everyone is just her enemy lol
Considering she doesn't even have friends, good luck getting there. If you do get to the friendship zone, she's pan so like feel free to hit that up, but it's doubtful. As much as she likes to look, she knows that a relationship would just interfere with her job.
Zeus Ifirin Akiyama and Kaida met back in Johto a long time ago. She wasn't even a teen yet - in fact she might not have even reached double digits yet. Despite her issues with adults, and despite his issues with kids, they somehow became surprisingly good friends. She still wears the feather that he gave her, and remembers her metallic friend fondly.
IOVERA VERANI is an acquaintance. The two met during a blizzard at which point they both needed help - Vera with finding her glameow and Kaida with not freezing. Kaida eventually got it out of Vera that she was a trainer (although not necessarily in the Resistance), but she admired her love of her glameow. Iovera's care for her pokemon in addition to giving Kaida some shelter at her parent's house justified Kaida not turning her in.
AZURA KATO is Kaida's new roommate. The two have not had a lot of interaction yet, so Kaida isn't sure how she feels about her. She is, however, incredibly suspicious that the reason she was randomly assigned a roommate was because Antoinette is trying to keep a better eye on her.
LUC YVES DU PONT and @siri were the two people that Kaida was assigned to work with after the explosion at the ball. They met at an incredibly dire time, and Kaida can't say she was at her best. She assumes the same for them. Perhaps they'll meet again sometime in a less... dangeous scenario.
22 Years of Age
Arcadia is probably one of my least fleshed out characters. First of all, they prefer they/them (as opposed to she/he and her/his) but honestly they won't make a huge fuss if your character doesn't use them. In fact when they first meet someone, they don't expect them to use the correct pronouns (but I would prefer if you did in any OoC talking). They present as very androgynous so during your first meeting, feel free to use your discretion about which pronouns your character personally uses. Other than that they;re quiet but willing to socialize, guarded, intelligent, and loves people watching. They're an ice type trainer. They're currently on a search for their brother so if you see him give them a heads up.
Arc has the complete capability to make friends. They are very guarded at first and if they want something, they aren't afraid to use "friends" to get it. Over all they are very independent, but that does not mean that they aren't willing to make friends. They just... never really have. I would say I'm probably looking for friendship for them. They need some friends.
Honestly they don't really care enough to make enemies. Their family treated them pretty badly growing up, so not only are they okay with being 100% independent, but they also just don't give two shits what other people do or say. So if you can manage to become their enemy then props to you. As they realize how much pokemon will come to mean to them, they might begin to lean more towards Resistance than Plasma but that probably won't force them to hate anyone, especially with the public's current view of the Resistance.
They're demisexual. They are not opposed to entering a romantic relationship in the future, however right now their sights are set on finding their brother and making sure that he's taking care of himself. A romantic partner would need to form a very strong bond first, and that bond would need to continue to be strengthened before any hoohah would go down.
@atticus is their brother. Although their and their brother's relationship died out as they grew older, they never stopped caring for their older brother. As a child, he was a sort of rock for them to hide behind, and even as teenagers he wasn't nearly as critical of them as their parents were. They know what he is up to nowadays, having gone off to work for Plasma, and they worry for his safety, and that he cannot see how he has chosen a path of destruction. At his point, their goal is to find him.
Arcadia Kai Blackwood
33 Years of Age
Felicity is a bit of a firecracker. She's a normal-type trainer, and stands strongly by that decision. She is from Ecrukteak City in Johto, but please do not ask her whether or not she likes ghost pokemon (the answer is no). She's in Anrui because she had her pokemon stolen by someone who claimed to be from Plasma. Whether or not he really was a Plasma scout or if he was just a wannabe hasn't been determined, but since she had to start over, she figured why not here? And why not kick some Plasma ass along the way?
Felicity is very easy to make friends with. She is a very open person and is willing to talk to just about anyone about just about anything. You'll need to be willing to handle her strong personality, but as long as you have that going for you, you're good. She never thought that she'd be able to befriend a member of Plasma, but recently she met Lili who at the time was in Plasma, and actually kind of likes her as a person, so not all hope is lost if you sport the color green.
She doesn't like Plasma. Or ghost type pokemon. If you're a Plasma member, you need to prove yourself in order to become something that is not an enemy. Otherwise... You're her enemy. All Resistance, all the time.
Felicity would be totally down for some romance from someone of any gender. Obviously she'll need to get to know you first, but it's definitely not something she's closed to. It would be cute if she dated a ghost type trainer but I know those are few and far between so if you're interested hit me up and maybe we can arrange for them to meet and exchange numbers or something.
@liliana is her first Plasma friend. Technically. At least, she was in Plasma when they met, and Felicity still thinks she's in Plasma. She's the first Plasma member that Felicity has met who she hasn't wanted to kick in the gut, so there's that. We plan to have them meet up again when Lily is no longer showing sypmtoms of brainwashing.
AZURA KATO and Felicity have just met. They are currently enjoying some nice weather on the beach. Felicity has no idea that she is in Plasma and honestly at this point she'd like to keep it that way.
Felicity Mae Loose
26 Years of Age
I am currently looking for someone to play Byron's butler. The two were separated after re-entering Anrui.
Two words that describe Prince Byron are as follows: "snobby" and "pokemorph." He is in all reality a legitimate Prince, he's just banished and really has no where or one to go to. So, he wanders Anrui acting miserable and insufferable. More than likely he will be rude to you and more than likely he will refer to you as a peasant to your face. On the inside, he's actually pretty embarrassed with how he looks, he just doesn't know how to deal with this weird emotion, so he takes it out on other people. He's also just very angry. Idk.
lol I don't know if Byron has the capacity to make friends. He's getting there with Moira, only because she's determined to be his friend. You will need to be very patient and determined. He doesn't care for peasants, so he won't want to be friends with you, but if you really want him to be he will eventually warm up to you. Let's work something out.
Byron already hates everyone so there's that. His entire life sort of spiraled out of control in a very dramatic way, so he's not really paying attention to the whole war that is going on and doesn't have a side preference other than he knows that he's technically wanted by Plasma. Basically you pretty much start out as an enemy because he has zero trust, and then you work your way up to acquaintance and then friendship.
After you reach friendship level, then we get to relationship level. Byron is very defensive of his past romances, most likely because they have to do with arranged marriages and he was not all about that. So I wouldn't recommend inquiring right away about his romantic history. That being said, he is open to the idea of a relationship, but he will have issues comprehending that someone actually likes how he looks in this form. Right now, he's starting to warm up to Moira, so hopefully that turns into something. it will.
@moira is the only person in Anrui that he's met that he's actually starting to not hate. He's still wary of her, just because he thinks that she is way too trusting, way too fast, but he is grateful for her generosity. We plan to have them travel a good bit together and eventually become a relationship.
23 Years of Age
Atticus is like his sister in that he is incredibly intelligent, but unlike his sister in that he is incredibly rude. He is goal oriented, and currently his goal is to take over Plasma. I really need to do more with him so if you want to plot with him please contact me. He'll probably be really mean to your characters though, so be prepared for that.
Atticus likes to surround himself with people who will help boost his ego. He likes being with smart people, but not so smart that he feels threatened by them. He mostly likes people who are impressed by him. If you tell him he's impressive in any way he will want to keep you around. On the other hand, if he thinks you're useful to his goals in someway, he will also want to keep you around. Most people don't become more than acquaintances now that he's been out of school for awhile and doesn't see the same people everyday, but he is good with names and faces so he'll remember you.
The Resistance. He doesn't understand their cause, and can't comprehend their goals. To him, if you want to be a trainer so badly, join Plasma. There's really not much of a requirement other than the occasional patrol. He will arrest as quickly as possible. Otherwise, if you are threatening to him in anyway and he doesn't think he could use you, you become an enemy.
Atticus is taken! Their relationship is currently complicated at best.
@guy and @harley are two interesting characters whom he met at the Plasma ball before things went to shit. They piqued his interested, as he seemed to theirs, mostly because they weren't the typical floozies that he had to tolerate for the rest of the time. He still thinks they are a little weird, so he probably wont seek them out again in the future.
@rivers is his boothang... sort. In a fit of impatience, Atticus left him to persue his career in Plasma, and never turned back. Eddi, however, sent him a pokemon and a nice note, but otherwise the two had not communicated since Atticus left. They have just recently found each other in a diner in Verona City.
Atticus King Blackwood
35 Years of Age
In a Relationship
This little guy is from the past, and he is afraid of everything. He is terrified of pokemon, and the only one on his team that he really is okay with is his numel, and that's just because she can talk like a human (approved by hata), ironically. He was lucky enough to be blessed with pokemon that for the most part like him or at least tolerate him. Oh and he's from the past. Blame dialga/celebi shenanigans.
As long as you don't scare him, Jack will make fast friends with basically anyone. He's very respectful and is a people person, so traveling alone is miserable and terrifying for him. I would really like him to have more friends.
I'm not sure what Jack would do if a Plasma member wanted to arrest him. He was basically tricked into the Resistance, and to be honest the war is the last thing on his mind. He doesn't really make enemies because he likes everyone, but I can see adults getting really annoyed with how clingy he is.
He's twelve. Unless you've got a twelve year old character and we want to try puppy love, he's not going to be loving up on anyone.
None! This child is alone in this big, cold, cruel world.
Jackson James Jensen
12 Years of Age
Charlie started out as a sweetheart of a character, but has developed to be a little colder towards people than I originally imagined. This has to do with her career not going where she wanted, Giuseppe's treatment of her, and the fact that she has a kid and the dad offers no support (hint: it's Jasper). She is still overall a nice person though, and she is very quiet. She's strategic and she loves to battle, so if you ever are looking for someone to battle, just ask her. Be careful though - unless you're Plasma or in the BA, she will try to make an arrest (however she's much less determined than, say, Atticus).
Charlie has the capacity to make friends, but she's one of those people who are too busy to do so. It would be nice to have someone to call her friend, though, so any volunteers?
A lot like Felicity, she won't really like you if you're in the opposite faction, but also like Felicity she's learning to see around that. Honestly, she's more likely to hate you if you insult her pokemon more than anything else.
Well Charlie is a whore. She's not looking for a relationship right now - she already has a toddler to deal with, she doesn't need a bigger one - but if you're looking for a good shag, hit her up.
Giuseppe Esposito is her cousin. They don't really get along, and she annoys him a lot. The only reason he keeps her around is because he has a strong family bond, and the only reason she keeps him around is because he pays her for things that she's already doing for Plasma anyway.
IOVERA VERANI and Charlie are currently having a battle in the BA. Things are starting to heat up, and Charlie is beginning to respect Iovera as a trainer.
Chiara "Charlie" Esposito
20 Years of Age
Renly is... Kiiiiind of an asshole. He's mostly just a jerk to his sister, though. If you're not his sister, or a pokemon, and you don't baby him, you're probably okay. You see, Renly was dealt a kind of shit hand when his entire extended family decided to move to Anrui, and then was either killed or brainwashed. He didn't want to come here in the first place, and now his guardian/sister has him joining the Resistance. You can understand why he might be having some issues expressing himself. Speaking of expression, he is an artist! He loves to draw, especially with oil pastels, and their apartment is littered with his art.
Friends could probably be manageable for Renly. He's the most grouchy around his sister, and the least grouchy when she's not around. Down deep he really is a nice guy... If you want to be his friend, you'll either need to be patient and deal with his grumpiness towards his sister and pokemon training, or catch him when he's on his own.
If there's something that makes him more pissed off than Myrcella does, it would be Plasma. When it comes down to it, Plasma is the entire reason they're in this mess in the first place. If he finds out you're in Plasma, he'll be extremely wary of you for a long time before he begins to trust you whatsoever.
Please keep in mind Renly is 15. That being said, he knows he looks old, and he knows he's a cutie. He will try to woo you if he thinks you're attractive. He's mostly into females, but he can appreciate a handsome dude every now and then. Please, nothing beyond puppy love etc.
@myrcella is kind of his sister, but also not his sister. Technically they are blood related, but because she was adopted they were raised more as incredibly close friends than siblings. They currently live together in an apartment in Hyo City, but have begun delving into the world of the Resistance. He is... almost always angry with her for something.
15 Years of Age
Khatijah is spoiled, bossy, and all around a pain in the ass. She's feisty, and will fight you any chance that she gets. She travels with a gang of thieves and criminals, and is a burglar herself. She carries around a big stick that she not only uses to grab stuff but also to beat anyone who challenges her. She does not take no for an answer. This is of course the Khatijah that everyone meets at first. If you actually take the time to get to know her, you'll find that she has a large amount of care and patience for those she holds close to her, and she can be incredibly reliable. She's also pretty funny, or at least she thinks so.
Khat has an extremely hard outer shell. She isn't like some people who will pretend to be nice to you so that they can use you. No. If Khat doesn't like you, she will make it clear. Unfortunately, that outer shell makes it difficult to allow people into her life. Currently, her only friends are those in the gang that she travels with.
Khat can be quick to judge, but she doesn't necessarily make enemies easily. More than likely, if she doesn't like you, she'll probably try to erase you from her memory after meeting you. Out of sight, out of mind kind of deal. If you make enough of a bad impression on her that she can't forget you, then unfortunately that's probably where you'll stay forever in her opinion.
Khat's incredibly independant... I'm not sure how she would do with a relationship. If you want to try it, feel free to suggest it, but just be warned it probably won't work out in the long run.
Khat hates Daxton, and Abe hates Khat. Let's just keep it at that.
21 Years of Age
Fawna has a resting-bitch-face, and she likes it that way. In reality, she's a quiet, gentle person, who just happens to prefer solitude over getting to know every stranger she comes across. She will give you the cold shoulder at first, but it is (mostly) just a defense mechanism. Once you get to know her, she is a very passionate, protective person. Oh yes, and she's a witch! Come to her with all of your mystical needs.
Fawna doesn't really do friends all that well. She suffered through some intense bullying in high school, and the experience has tainted the thought of having close friends. Riddled with anxiety, she will question your every motive and action, especially if you are in Plasma. Overall, she does better with people who are like her - quiet and collected. You will need to have a purpose in her life for her to remain close enough to you to move from acquaintance to friend.
Fawna tries very hard to not hold grudges. She doesn't believe a grudge is worth her time or energy - she'd rather block your number and take a self-care bath than allow negative feelings to overwhelm her.
"No, but thank you." Again, Fawna has difficulty making close relationships. If this is something you'd like to pursue, let me know and we can chat, but there's no guarantees. Romantically, she could potentially be interested in someone with a lot of build up of trust and friendship, but sexually she is not interested.
@kado was the first person that Fawna worked closely with in the Resistance. While she found him friendly and unintimidating, she feels rather neutral towards him. She would not be disappointed if they were to work together again, but she makes no attempt to remain in contact.
JULIAN MILLER is currently her mentee in all things witchcraft. He has proven, so far, to be trustworthy. Fawna is finding herself developing a feeling of attachment towards him. We currently have several on-going threads - will update this after our most recent one (the espurr adventure)!
King Esten is loud. King is large. King is friendly. Too friendly. King makes Fawna uncomfortable, and she currently only tolerates him because of the way Julian lights up around him. Will update after their "date" thread!
18 Years of Age
Overall, Kalluk can be a little bit of a spitfire, but in a good way. She's proud, but not cocky; she's energetic, but not dramatic; curious, but not intrusive. She's friendly, and will interact with almost anyone she meets who is willing to interact back. Ever inquisitive, I'm happy to thread with nearly anyone! Please note that Kalluk is a Deaf character played by a fully hearing member!
Acquaintances are easy for Kalluk to come by. Friends are not so easy, only because 'friend' and 'acquaintance' are much the same to Kalluk. She does not value friendship - she values family. The task will not be to become her friend, as she looks at most people as potential friends. Instead, the task will be to become so close to her that she considers you to be sibling level. Most people tend to remember Kalluk fairly well, with her stark white hair and her unique way of communicating. In order for you to make an impression on her, you must be consistent and repeatedly proven to be trustworthy. She has had a bit of a hard time trusting as she's grown, but the ability is there. You must work to become what she truly considers to be family.
Kalluk finds enemies even harder to come by than friends. The habit of not allowing many people into her inner circle means that she doesn’t put forth a lot of effort into their relationship, which in turn makes it much easier for her to handle disappointment. That being said, the quickest way to immediately get onto her bad side is to underestimate her. She has no patience for the type who believe her to be less than them for any reason or in any way. It particularly irks her when people assume she is like a damsel in distress simply because she cannot hear. Once someone believes she can’t do something, it suddenly becomes most important that she Does That Thing wholeheartedly.
It all comes back to pride. Kalluk has extremely high standards. It’s not that she is a prude, and it’s not that she believes intimately physical relationships to be so special that they should be avoided until one meets that ‘special someone.’ Kalluk simply has high standards for friendship, which translates to even higher standards for lovers. She won’t waste her time on someone who is only interested in a physical relationship, and while she likes a compliment or two just as the next person does, she does not take well to obnoxious flirting, finding it annoying. Her special someone, if they even exist, will be fluent (or at least be making an attempt to become fluent) in SSL.
RYDER REEVES was the first native of Anrui that Kalluk met. He saved her from a rude man at a corn maze, and spent the evening enjoying the maze with her despite the language barrier. They've since exchanged numbers, and she looks forward to getting to know him.
JULIAN MILLER is a stranger to Kalluk, but she finds him to be spellbinding. He has a an excitable rockruff, who brought them together by attacking her drink at a winter festival. It was there that Kalluk realized he was familiar with some very minimal sign language. She would not be opposed to seeing him again.
pick one for now, if there are others you're interested in exploring (+ ideas of your own if you have any!) then we can also do them later! (but school's a butt and responsibilities blah blah blah so just one at a time)
RILEY PELLETIER i see at least two of your characters that could have some interesting interactions with riley-- giuseppe, for reasons i think are fairly obvious, and jackson, because that has the potential to go horribly or to maybe end up being kind of cute. with giuseppe, i don't really expect them to get along very well, if only because i rarely expect riley to get along with anyone. there's a possibility he knew her dad, and as such there's a possibility he knew her before the accident fucked her life up so thoroughly. with jackson, well... i think riley interacting with a kid would be fun. she's callous, but i think she'd take pity on him and maybe even be somewhat protective of him.
IOVERA VERANI i'd like to volunteer iovera for a thread with kaida. at the very least it seems like they might have the potential to get along as long as it doesn't come out that vera's in the resistance (though, if they do reluctantly hit it off, that could be something interesting to explore later). they're both smart, but vera's much more reserved, and she's drawn to passion and energy. regardless of how kaida will feel about iovera, iovera will probably like her. she's kind of a sad puppy like that. there are some people she just can't help but like.
LUC YVES DU PONT luc is such a mixed bag that really anyone could end up a good match for him (whether that be in a positive or negative way). i'll leave him here as a wild card for now.
SOPHI I can absolutely see Giuseppe and Riley hating each other for much of the same reasons that Mallory Greyson and Giuseppe hate each other. I definitely think that if we plot them, that they should have at least been acquaintances. Maybe we could even make it a little deeper and make it so that they didn't get along for some reason - since Giuseppe and Riley are actually the same age, I could see Giu trying to be the young buck who is cocky and pisses everyone off, including Riley's dad.
Riley and Jackson would be hella cute. Honestly i'm convinced jack is cute with anyone but he's especially cute with people who hate kids. I can see her getting annoyed with the fact that he is absolutely terrified of his pokemon.
As far as Iovera and Kaida go, Kaida is very passionate about pokemon (obviously) so that's something that would match them well. In fact "passion and energy" is pretty much her personality. I think I'm leaning towards this thread, but maybe that's because she's my newest character?
Otherwise I think a Luc and Atticus thread would be hilarious, mostly because they're both rich, pretentious Plasmas but while Luc is lazy, Atticus is incredibly driven and I can only imagine the frustration.
So my vote would probably be a thread with either Okamoto Kaida/iovera or @atticus/luc. It's your choice really, although if I had to pick I'd probably still go with Kaida. Any ideas for plots also?
if you're leaning towards a thread with kaida, and i'm leaning towards a thread with kaida, then i think i know what we should do! for how they can meet, i'm always going to volunteer iovera for an unfortunate accident that might draw someone in to try and help her. she's a magnet for those, and it works pretty well, too.
the way i see it, if iovera and kaida hit it off, kaida might finally think she's found someone she can safely make friends with (though i won't blame her if she's a little bit suspicious), we could say they keep in contact (exchanging emails, possibly, if not more threads with them) and then kaida finds out iovera is in the resistance? even if kaida doesn't try to reluctantly arrest iovera on the spot, it could create a lot of tension for both of them, especially since iovera probably wouldn't be willing to give up on being friends with her.
SOPHI unfortunate situation huh? Well Felicity just saved one of awk's characters from drowning so lets not do that. Maybe Iovera is getting robbed and Kaida's like hey wait im supposed to b the police now or something. Orrrr maybe Iovera is lost? What's a typical Iovera thing to be doing that might get her into trouble?
Also I'm down for this thread to be anywhere but Hyo cause she's kind of avoiding Hyo right now till she gets back to Coryn.
lmao it's cool since iovera's already fallen into the harbor once, she's not going through THAT again
hmm, let me think... maybe vera's glameow runs off somewhere in ansen valley and kaida happens upon her while she's searching for it? she'd have to come up with a reason to be hunting down a glameow that doesn't involve it being hers, but that doesn't seem like too much of a stretch. she could claim it's a stray cat she's been feeding and it hasn't showed up lately, something simple like that. and since the glameow doesn't really listen to iovera anyway it'd seem unlikely that she's its trainer (even though she totally is)
Okamoto Kaida i was thinking she could bust @dissidia out of jail sometime tbh. in a way, they are on the same page. and in the end, i can't see them liking each other either. to be frank, i can see him trying to kill her one of these days. if you need to know a small bit of basics on him, check him out in my log here at the very bottom and give me some ideas as well.
@arc @noctis and hir seem to have quite a bit in common so maybe we can work something out here as well in the future (though i currently have no idea what at the moment). i can honestly say, i can imagine them getting coffee and just sitting there in awkward silence the whole time. maybe a friendship can be formed between these two? also, if i make any typos regarding hir - i am so so sorry!
Prince Byron now for this one ... i was actually thinking maybe a friendship that is almost like brothers between him and @dissidia . both of them look completely different from what society would call your norm. while byron is embarrassed of his appearance, sparks is not. if anything short of that, good friends would be a nice spot for him but that's up to you.
of course, i still have to finish sparks but that'll be sometime tomorrow more than likely
somehow i've added more to this list ...
Giuseppe Esposito i seriously need to get off my lazy ass and have an interaction with this guy somewhere. i know @marvelburner was suppose to knock some sense into him or something rather, perhaps we can get that thread going finally? i'm also very sorry i never got to it. also, i'd like to see how Riley Arrington reacts to him and how he reacts to riley. i mean ... he does have the deerling he bought from giu so sybella could make an appearance in the thread as well.
Charlie Esposito @alexshouta for babysitter anyone? i mean, he wouldn't take the kid to his place cause ... he might be experimented on and all but he could befriend her and then offer her free sitter services whenever she needs it. he would probably feel bad that she has no support - being that he was also once a child with just a mother (dad was too busy drinking and then left when he was seven) - and would try to help in anyway possible. so ... friends?
Jackson Jensen he is absolutely adorable! i must plot with him now! as if he needs anymore threads, how about @marvelburner for a big brother sort of relation? with jackson's timid nature and marvel's ... well, marvel ... i'm betting that he would try to get jackson to feel more independent of sorts.
@atticus i've seriously had my eye on that suggestion thread since i came back, debating in snatching up that character for you. however, because i always fear i'll screw something up i've been ... hehehe, holding back (though in a few months who knows what'll happen with my sense of control -/-). so maybe ... he and ... mmm let me get back to you on that. i was thinking Riley Arrington at first but he kinda wants to do away with plasma, not take over it and they would but heads more than anything. unless we set them up as enemies?
I would totally be down for Kaida breaking sparks out of jail. I can see kaida seeing break out missions, and asking the res who they don't need anymore. Since he's just rotting at this point... That would make sense. Obviously she'd still have to go through the mission since no one but her and coryn know she's not completely plasma... The only issue is that she only has one official pokemon right now (besides her egg) but she does have another egg from kit on the way, plus the noibat plus.... one more egg? I think? Maybe not. idk but it would have to wait until she has more than just one official pokemon :/
About arc, you're totally fine I make typos anytime. Anyway, I'm trying to aim for something with more of a plotlike structure, so if you ever have a thread that you are getting bored with noctis, let me know and i'll shove hir in. Otherwise we can just make our own plots.
It would take... a very long time for sparks to gain byron's friendship. it's that way for anyone. He is very judgemental and degrading beyond belief. For some reason I feel like they'd kill each other before being friends, but maybe a good fight would knock some sense into him.
i will literally plot giu with anyone i love him so much lol yes marvel was supposed to knock some sense into him but im definitely two threads into that direction, one of which is already with dax, and already explains why he didn't interact with marvel (in a roundabout sort of way). That being said though I'm always down for a thread between giu and marvel where marvel gives him what he deserves. It would just be in a slightly different context, and I'd rather wait until the dax thread is finished just so that I know how he would be feeling (depending on how the dax thread goes). But yea we could also do a giu/riley. What sort of general plot would you be looking for?
Yea yea. maybe charlie is on a patrol or a mission or something with the kid, and then alex comes along and is like "why do you have a kid" and it goes from there.
JACK AND MARVEL YES SAY NO MORE SET THAT SHIT UP
yo make that atticusboo character. literally just not plasma and that faceclaim are my only things! but otherwise yea! riley and he could be on a mission and atti could get really REALLY annoyed at him!!!
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