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Old January 13th, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Woah, ten paragraph History . . . I haven't done that since . . . I think since I redid Destiny for Michaela's and my remake on Plague . . . -3- /determined face

I shall begin work on my History soon! Dun dun dun dun!!
*blinks* I love how everyone jumped straight for the Eeveelutions and totally overlooked Eevee. Eevee seems unloved. *glares at everyone* I see how it is. :M
Well, ten paragraph History or not, I hope RHCP likes it. *shakes nervously*

No, it's not that. I think that Eevee is a awesome Pokémon, I originally wanted Umbreon since it is THE BEST POKÉMANZ OF ALL TIME HERPDERP!!!! my favourite Pokémon of all time, but I was too late and decided to go with Jolteon instead because of it's colour. Since lime-green is my favourite colour that was the winning factor of the choice!
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Old January 13th, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Well, ten paragraph History or not, I hope RHCP likes it. *shakes nervously*

No, it's not that. I think that Eevee is a awesome Pokémon, I originally wanted Umbreon since it is THE BEST POKÉMANZ OF ALL TIME HERPDERP!!!! my favourite Pokémon of all time, but I was too late and decided to go with Jolteon instead because of it's colour. Since lime-green is my favourite colour that was the winning factor of the choice!
*blinks*
You could always have evolved Eevee into Umbreon later on. Same goes for whatever other Eeveelution you may want.
TOO LATE THOUGH, 'cause I'm taking little Eevee all for myself.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 01:47 PM
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*blinks*
You could always have evolved Eevee into Umbreon later on. Same goes for whatever other Eeveelution you may want.
TOO LATE THOUGH, 'cause I'm taking little Eevee all for myself.
Nah, that felt kinda unoriginal to just: "Oh, Imma evolve mah Eevee nao cuz the Eeevelution I wanted was already taken! herpderp"
If I would've chosen Eevee, I would've kept it an Eevee throughout the entire RP dammit!
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Old January 13th, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Nakuzami pointed out something that some of you might want to know. About the other towns and cities of Arcanum, when you write your history. Now, I prefer if you've grown up in Januvale, or at least lived the last good part of your life there. butbut I can mention what cities you can have been born in if you want to be different.

In the western Arcanum, the cities have pretty traditional buildings and thinking, even if the cities can be big.
Cities: Marchall City (near mountains, has a stone wall going all around), Maydale City (lots of artists and shows, near a lake) and Junelane City (more modern, the biggest seaport in Arcanum).
Towns: Januvale Town (you know), Feborough Town (farmlands, markets), Apriton Town (dry lands, an independent lab lies here...), Julyridge Town (hm, you shouldn't be from here)

The eastern Arcanum is MUCH more industrialized and has almost lost its traditional ways.
Cities: Septemburg City (factories, production... polluted), Noverth City (clean and rich, near the mountains), Decemark City (capitol, has a lot of everything really. So big, like, omfg)
Towns: Augushore Town (uh, you shouldn't be from here), Octowell Town (actually you can't be from here either xD)


Also, Mr. Mammoth, I'll read your SU now! And I like your stance on Eevee ;)
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Old January 13th, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Nakuzami pointed out something that some of you might want to know. About the other towns and cities of Arcanum, when you write your history. Now, I prefer if you've grown up in Januvale, or at least lived the last good part of your life there. butbut I can mention what cities you can have been born in if you want to be different.

In the western Arcanum, the cities have pretty traditional buildings and thinking, even if the cities can be big.
Cities: Marchall City (near mountains, has a stone wall going all around), Maydale City (lots of artists and shows, near a lake) and Junelane City (more modern, the biggest seaport in Arcanum).
Towns: Januvale Town (you know), Feborough Town (farmlands, markets), Apriton Town (dry lands, an independent lab lies here...), Julyridge Town (hm, you shouldn't be from here)

The eastern Arcanum is MUCH more industrialized and has almost lost its traditional ways.
Cities: Septemburg City (factories, production... polluted), Noverth City (clean and rich, near the mountains), Decemark City (capitol, has a lot of everything really. So big, like, omfg)
Towns: Augushore Town (uh, you shouldn't be from here), Octowell Town (actually you can't be from here either xD)


Also, Mr. Mammoth, I'll read your SU now! And I like your stance on Eevee
Yes, yes, thank you, thank you. *nods*
BTW, I looked at the name of the towns and I see where you got the names from. Pretty smart if I do say so myself!
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Old January 13th, 2012, 02:08 PM
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I actually planned to keep Jazz as an Eevee anyways, lol.

Yes. Towns fashioned after the months of the year. I believe we already had a little competition for cookies in The Role-Play Discussion thread, which I believe . . . wass it Miss Doronjo that won?

AGH, History time! I'm starting it naow!! :U
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Old January 13th, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Yes, yes, thank you, thank you. *nods*
BTW, I looked at the name of the towns and I see where you got the names from. Pretty smart if I do say so myself!
Thanks ^^

I like the way you write. The only thing is that I'd like to see space between character speech. Like:

"I like how you write!" Red said.

"Oh, thanks!" Mammoth smiled.

Instead of:

"I like how you write!" Red said.
"Oh, thanks!" Mammoth smiled.

Soul's history was a bit rough, but I guess it's ok if you don't cross the level you set in your SU... It's rated T after all, so somewhat realistic descriptions of damage can be alright, but don't make pokémon kill and seriously harm each other in battles, please. Realism there kind of ruins the fun.

Aaand the little town to the north of Januvale can either be Feborough (but you'll have to go back there soon then, lol, too bad) or it could just have been a random tiny village on the countryside that isn't marked on the map. Those exist :3

Also, I appreciate different characters, since your characters can have different goals in this RP, but he's bordering anti-Gary Stu actually. Now, I usually don't care much about Gary Stueness/Mary Sueness... I just want to make sure that you really want to play a people-hating hermit through what's going to basically be a journey roleplay where you're expected to catch at least some pokémon and interact with a lot lot lot of people?

Please give me a "I'm sure!" if you agree on what I've commented on ^^ Because then you'll be accepted.


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Hm, then this is Shawn's then, I guess.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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I actually planned to keep Jazz as an Eevee anyways, lol.

Yes. Towns fashioned after the months of the year. I believe we already had a little competition for cookies in The Role-Play Discussion thread, which I believe . . . wass it Miss Doronjo that won?

AGH, History time! I'm starting it naow!! :U
...When was this? :B
I don't remember cookies. :(
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Old January 13th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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WELL I CAN TAKE IT BACK IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY CUPCAKE! ;;

I think it was just me kidding about giving a cookie to the first person who guessed what I based the city names on, when I first presented the Arcanum idea in the discussion thread lol
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Old January 13th, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Thanks

I like the way you write. The only thing is that I'd like to see space between character speech. Like:

"I like how you write!" Red said.

"Oh, thanks!" Mammoth smiled.

Instead of:

"I like how you write!" Red said.
"Oh, thanks!" Mammoth smiled.

Soul's history was a bit rough, but I guess it's ok if you don't cross the level you set in your SU... It's rated T after all, so somewhat realistic descriptions of damage can be alright, but don't make pokémon kill and seriously harm each other in battles, please. Realism there kind of ruins the fun.

Aaand the little town to the north of Januvale can either be Feborough (but you'll have to go back there soon then, lol, too bad) or it could just have been a random tiny village on the countryside that isn't marked on the map. Those exist :3

Also, I appreciate different characters, since your characters can have different goals in this RP, but he's bordering anti-Gary Stu actually. Now, I usually don't care much about Gary Stueness/Mary Sueness... I just want to make sure that you really want to play a people-hating hermit through what's going to basically be a journey roleplay where you're expected to catch at least some pokémon and interact with a lot lot lot of people?

Please give me a "I'm sure!" if you agree on what I've commented on Because then you'll be accepted.


Naku - yay~


Hm, then this is Shawn's then, I guess.
Nah, I don't plan on having the Pokémon almost slaughter eachother, that'd be crazy! Also Soul wouldn't allow it to happen at all xD

But, one point that I would be establishing is that this journey will maybe show Soul that humans ain't thad bad afterall, maybe he can learn to tolerate them, and perhaps evem live with them!

Well Febourogh would give some interesting reactions from Soul, so maybe that's where he is from?

But, I'm sure.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Mammoth - That sounds like a heart warming plan for the journey :3 You are accepted. You can maybe decide when we get to Feborough (it's like, the third "chapter") whether he's from there or not.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 02:57 PM
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Mammoth - That sounds like a heart warming plan for the journey :3 You are accepted. You can maybe decide when we get to Feborough (it's like, the third "chapter") whether he's from there or not.
Well, if it can save him from the realm of Gary-Stu. Then he shall learn to love others of his kind!

I think that it is leaning towards a yes already. BTW, I find your avatar genuinely hilarious (Just to throw it out there people!).
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Old January 13th, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Hm, then this is Shawn's then, I guess.
Y'know, normally I don't like cupcakes (or at least frosting) but . . . *drool*

Oh, but it /might/ have been someone else, lol.

I'm /almost/ done with Melody. I just need the Sample and a few other minor things, one of which . . . well, it just HAS to be added because Miss Doronjo and I need it . . . it could quite possible be the difference between life and death. :D

EDIT: I am finished, bow down to me.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 05:26 AM
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I just need to finish the Sample and I'm done (:




[indent][ Name ]

Yi Lanhua


[ Age ]

16


[ Gender ]

Female


[ Guardian ]

Reshiram


[ Starter ]


Umbreon; Female; Shadow Ball Leafeon; Male; Aerial Ace?



[Appearance ]


Lanhua is small in stature, like many others of her fellow Arcanians, standing at only 1.62 meters. She’s thin and quite curveless as well as very light-weight. She has long, wavy, chestnut brown hair (dyed, as it’s originally black) side-parted and without bangs. This frames a rather round face with quite a bit chubby cheeks as well as little dimples when she smiles. Her skin is very light, and nose is small like most of her other features. Her eyes are slanted, even more so than the average of her countrymen, with single eyelids, the irises being almost fully black. She’s really quite pretty, and she knows it. In fact, she spends quite some time maintaining it.

Lanhua tends to be rather modern in dressing, as she is in thinking. She believes in going with the times instead of being stuck in the past, and so she wears Foreign clothing, much to the dismay of her parents sometimes. She’s got a very girly sense of style, wearing a short, white skirt of a very light material over a pair of thick, dark grey leggings. Over the skirt she wears long-sleeved purple blouse with white, lacy trimming and an equally white belt to go over it. Finally on her feet she wears a pair of sturdy black boots with wool lining to keep her warm. She carries a simple and non-descript brown backpackto carry her stuff in, given to her by her parents, and definitely not her choice of accessory.



[ Personality ]


Lanhua, as stated before, has a very modern way of thinking. Well, more accurately, she’s been taken by the Foreign ideals and life of glamour that she always imagined. Her ultimate dream would be settling in the bustling city of Decemark, to begin a career in modeling.. All in all she’s just another teenager with the dream to make it in the city. She’s an up-beat and positive person, generally believing in looking on the bright side of life, that is, as long as life’s going well and her way.

If there’s one thing Lanhua hates, it’s being told what to do, she’s just incredibly stubborn. However, her parents raised her traditionally to respect her elders and do what’s done of her, and so she generally does, but she doesn’t have to like it. She can be a huge whiner when being forced to do something she doesn’t want to, and is known to cut ends and try to get things over with as quickly as possible. Thus she’s not the most reliable person there is.

She’s definitely not a shy person. Lanhua’s rather bashful and has very little shame, something that might be able to offend others. Lanhua can be quite judgmental, she’s a very superficial person, and can be a bit two-faced, and this part of her tends to leak out sometimes. For while she can most definitely keep her opinions to herself, there are often times when words just escape her mouth. This is another think that often conflicts with the traditional values, she often forgets herself in front of her elders. Really, Lanhua’s no stranger to apologies. But often times, with a polite apology and a beaming smile she can be easily forgiven.



[ History ]



Lanhua was born and raised in Januvale to a rather traditional family. The Yi household wasn’t a very revered one, as they weren’t trainers with heaps of pins. However, they were quite well-to-do, the head of family –Lanhua’s father- having a prominent job as an official in Januvale (though Lanhua was never quite sure exactly what he did). The family only had one Arena Pin, earned by a member of the family many generations back. It hung it the main hall, always impeccably shiny, and should one ask for the story of its obtaining it would vary a little with every telling.

Her family was very traditional minded, her father often complaining about foreigners and their strange technology. However that didn’t stop him from enjoying them, with limits. Their house was a big one, and styled entirely in the traditional manner. The modern commodities they had were mostly hidden in closets, only to be brought out when needed and quickly packed away again when done. Even the kitchen appliances were installed behind wooden cupboards. However, ever since she could imagine, Lanhua was fascinated with the Foreign culture. She loved talking to foreigners, hearing about their ideas and what life was like overseas.

Lanhua quickly befriended one of the few foreigners attending her high school, a girl named Maddy who was in the same class as her, much to the chagrin of her family. Her father was convinced that the girl was only fuelling the atrocious ideas of his daughter’s mind. And really, he was absolutely right. Lanhua was frequently found at Maddy’s house, which was traditional only on the outside, and almost entirely modern within. It was Maddy who convinced her to start dying her hair (after which she had a huge fight with her parents) and who taught her how to do her hair, and wear make-up, and generally taught Lanhua how to make herself pretty. Or prettier. It was also Maddy who introduced Lanhua to the photographer friend of her father at age 2, who was quite captured by her looks and used her as a model frequently.

It was around this time that her parents, particularly her father, gave up on her. She started avoiding her father, as any conversation usually resulted in a fight, and spent more time out, or with Maddy, than at home. There obviously wasn’t a huge modeling business in Januvale Town, but often enough there was a shop who needed photos for advertisement, or the photographer friend of Maddy’s was in town again and Lanhua would be present. She loved the attention of having people take pictures of her, and how it made her feel quite beautiful to see herself in small advertisement flyers. And so a dream started to become a real model. But first a real dream started saying something very different.


[ Sample text ]


“Maddy!” Lanhua called, seeing her friend trotting towards her. They hugged, something that’s been a greeting between them for ages even if it was something Lanhua had to majorly get used to. Maddy stepped back, waving colourful paper envelope that Lanhua had learned meant only one thing. Photos.

“Guess what I got in the mailbox just now!”Maddy grinned, handing her friend the envelope. Mr. Thomas, the friend of Maddy’s family who liked Lanhua as a model, always sent his photos to Maddy’s at Lanhua’s request. Lanhua just couldn’t even think of her parents getting a hold of them, it was precarious in their home as it was without them seeing the pictures they probably wouldn’t approve of. Not that there was anything wrong with the photos, her parents just generally didn’t approve of much to do with her

“Did you look at them yet?”Lanhua asked, although she already knew the answer. Maddy always waited to check them out with Lanhua.

“Of course not, silly. Let’s go get some sushi downtown and see!”

* * *

A little while later the two were seated on a bench in the local park, a big box of sushi between them and about a dozen photos strewn about their laps. An old ritual between the two.“Look at this one!”Maddy held out a photo to Lanhua in-between bites. It showed Lanhua in a custom Qipao made by a local designer, as well as wearing a black wig. One of the few traditional Arcanian clothes she’d wore.

“Too traditional,” Lanhua commented. It really wasn’t a bad photo, the lighting was wonderful, the pose interesting, and the Qipao was plain gorgeous. But it was just the kind of thing her parents might actually approve of, which was just enough for Lanhua to dislike it. “I prefer this one,”She showed another one with her in a foreign dress with a lot of strings attached, as well as a horizontally-worn headband with feather. It was supposed to be something ladies wore decades ago. “What was the style called again?”

Maddy took the photo. “Oh, this is lovely, it’s a Flapper dress.”

“Oh, look, here’s the one of you!”Lanhua showed the photo Mr. Thomas had shot of Maddy in a traditional Hanfu. It looked odd, Maddy’s overly foreign looks, with her yellow hair and blue eyes, and then the so very Arcanian dress. But she supposed it shouldn’t look any weirder than Lanhua must have looked in the flapper dress to Maddy. Handing her the photo Lanhua forgot to keep her arm down and Maddy saw part of the burned mark under her sleeve.

“What is this?”She grabbed Lanhua’s arm, sliding the sleeve upwards and showing the symbol burned onto her wrist. “Did you get a tattoo without telling me?” Maddy sounded hurt.

“No I didn’t!”Lanhua quickly said. “It’s not a tattoo, it seems almost burnt on. Aren’t tattoos made with red ink? This is a burn mark, but I don’t know how I got it.”

“A burn? Wouldn’t feel that though? When I burnt my finger it hurt a lot!”Maddy traced the angry red of the symbol, first the curve and then the dot on the clean and unburned half. “What is it?”

“It’s the yinyang, it symbols opposites coming together for a purpose, as well as reminding us that one cannot exist without its opposite,”Lanhua explained. Maddy seemed entranced by it, while all Lanhua wanted to do was cover it up again.

“Who are you?”someone asked and both girls seemed to jump out of their own little world. Looking up at Joresh Ja, the most revered trainer and man in the village, both girls stood up and bowed immediately, making photos spill everywhere.

“I’m Maddy Ja-”

“Not you,”Joresh Ja interrupted rudely. He then looked directly at Lanhua, “You.”

“Yi Lanhua, sir,”she replied, bowing again.

He grabbed her wrist, “Where did you- no, nevermind, follow me.”and he abruptly turned around, walking away.

Bot girls stayed still for a second or two, too stunned to react. Then Maddy pushed her friend forward. “Go! I’ll clean up here, and be sure to tell me all about it afterwards!”Lanhua nodded, and ran up to Joresh Ja to catch up with him.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 05:51 AM
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Miss Doronjo - I definitely like this character xD Her last name isn't very Arcanian if you intend for her to be from a traditional family, but maybe they could be special ;) hope to see the Sample Text up soon!

Swan - I like how you portray the time and lifestyle~ By Western culture, you mean like the culture in Unova and so? I haven't specified where Arcanum is in the world :p but I realize what you mean anyways. If you want to make your SU more correct, you could maybe change "Western" culture to simply "foreign" culture though.

Naku - Ah, I hope we can get a more light hearted character from you now ;p I'm used to the gloomy Shun lol. Your SU is fine :3 Accepted~
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Old January 14th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Red: I used "Western" because that's what we call it today, not knowing what they'd call it in Arcanum. I was thinking of calling it "Eastern" because it's in Eastern Arcanum where it's more industrialized, but then that might conflict with what we see as being Eastern, and I was totally going to write a note on that but I forgot. But I'll go change it to foreign, correctness for the win C:
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Old January 14th, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Edit: Swan and I switched. :D But it's finished so I reposted the whole thing.

[ Name ]
Ethan "Kumiho" Marx (He responds to either.)

[ Age ]
14

[ Gender ]
Male

-[ Guardian ]
Reshiram

[ Starter ]
Umbreon, Blackie Male, Sand Attack, Quick Attack, Psychic

[Appearance ]

Ethan is about five foot three and not very heavy. He does not monitor himself particularly well, barring to make sure he's healthy. His skin is the color of wet sand, mostly due to his frequent wanderings outside. Ethan is not strong but is instead rather agile. He doesn't fight often and prefers to run or walk, reminding some of an annoying gnat. Kumiho has hair as black as pitch barring the ends which are silver, his natural hair color. His eyes are black and it is hard to distinguish the pupil from a distance. There is a constant, lip only, humorless smile on his face.

Ethan's clothes are quite plain. His shirt is black and long, sleeves almost covering his wrists. He wears a pair of grey jeans and white socks. It hides some of the marks on his skin where he got hurt trying to observe and investigate. He once got comments about being an abuse victim. He doesn't deny or agree with them. It isn't as though it hinders him in any way. All is for the sake of investigation. His right wrist bears the mark.

What scares people are the Umbreon ears on his head and tail poking out of his pants. He is not an Umbreon as the appendages are fake. However, they are very realistic, the blue bands on them disappearing and reappearing. They also twitch and react to sound. According to his uncle, they even feel like fur. He would know, since he made them. On Kumiho's forehead is a blue circle. He is meant to look as close to an Umbreon as possible. Does it work?


[ Personality ]

Ethan is an oddball. Being raised by a traditionalist family could do that to you. He's quiet, not in the I want to kill you way but in an observant, calm way. He's incredibly intelligent, frequently able to solve puzzles and problems with ease. Ethan outwardly shows a face a contentment, able to control his expression very well. "A true warrior smiles at death," is one of the statements his father passed to him and he adheres to it even in sorrow. (You know, when he should cry and what not.) He does not, following his father's wishes even as the man rots in his grave. Emotions do not always need to be shown in order to be grasped is the way he lives despite the pressure around him. This does not mean he is not emotional; he simply suppresses it, even though one day it could come crashing onto him.

This boy enjoys disguising himself, playing tricks on others and twisting them for no reason other than to observe the changes in emotional reactions over time. No act from him is done without an urge to observe. Even the mundane acts keep him occupied, helping him to confirm the idea of routine. Ethan enjoys observing anything and everything and when others are around will frequently tell them what he has found, simply to await the cycle that will inevitably come from the endeavor. His tone varies depending on who and what he is speaking of but most of the time remains toneless. Nothing he does is impulsive. Well, almost nothing.

He is completely unaware of the idea of good and evil in a general state. Every person is judged individually in his mind. So he is unaware of the general idea that his words and actions could hurt another. He has a dim idea of physical and mental pain but the idea simply never occurs to his young sheltered mind. He does not believe he is better or worse than anyone else and secretly finds the idea of the pecking order completely ludicrous, as no matter your status, a Pokemon could kill you and that would be the end of it.

To him Pokemon are fellow living beings and interesting subjects. However he does not adore them over humans. They are his fellow creatures. Despite his ability to comprehend them better, there is no totem pole. Due to his understanding of them, he has become a very pragmatic individual, more than he already was. They have yet to teach him kindness and understanding on a personal level however, which leads to trouble. It is the same with change. Whether it's physical or not, that is the most difficult puzzle, and one Ethan always enjoys.

There is only one thing that can cause a physical display of emotion from Ethan and that is the topic and existence of his sister Elena. His sister is a conundrum in his mind, causing feelings such as anger, affection, and protectiveness to rise up within him. He does not understand why this occurs. The two haven't seen each other in many years after her. He is going on this journey to find her and solve this puzzle. It has not occurred to him as of yet that he is merely worried about his slightly younger sibling or that he misses her greatly.


[ History ]

The Marx family of Januvale has always kept their beliefs old-fashioned... or their crazed idea of old-fashioned. The main (there are many more) religious belief of his family is that whenever their children are born with silver hair they contain the spirit of a Pokemon within and will lead the family to incredible prosperity. So far, the latter has held true. Not so much the former but that is only because it cannot be physically proven. When it comes to technology nobody seems to discuss the topic, despite using it. As for battling and earning pins, they were well-known, rather dangerous if truth be told. Even if they weren't, the Marx were well known in their prowess in the medical field so to speak, despite the old ways followed.

Ethan was born to this family on the night of the full moon, which to them signaled a sign as it was a blue moon (Astronomically). His hair was silver and he was very quiet not long after. Believing he was a blessed child of the night, they assumed he would show a preference to a Dark-type spirit and brought many forward to see which one was linked to him. Most of the ones brought to him caused little reaction more than the simple affection given to children. His parents (sane people) believed this tradition was completely ridiculous and impossible. Even the father, whose grandfather had been given that of a Kingdra (Horsea at the time), was in definite doubt.

However, they were "proved" wrong when Ethan's uncle came for a casual visit and his Umbreon chose to behave quite unlike itself and took the baby to hide in the forest. They did manage to find him but the Dark-type was quite protective of him. It took a few minutes to calm the Pokemon down. This was all the proof the other family members needed however and they took the baby to dye his hair the proper color, leaving the ends as their original color, so he never forgot his roots as he aged. His parents wanted to protest but doing so would leave them out on the streets.

Two years later Ethan's sister was born in the summertime with silver hair of her own. She was "bonded" to a Cyndaquil. It didn't affect Ethan that much as he was mostly with his father. He was also raised strictly both in routine and lessons. His father made sure his son was observant, a boy who would search for the real truth as he was born to, not simply the one that appeared to the biased eye. They were kept apart until his sister was four and he six. By that time, Ethan had started school and was outcasted quickly, not that it particularly bothered him. At the time, people were too uninteresting anyway.

It was quickly understood how opposite the two of them were. Elena was bright and outgoing, entrancing and exciting humans and Pokemon alike. Ethan was someone who could (If he felt like it) calm others and usually sat off to the side in events. Despite this opposition, the two got along. Ethan was the only one who could make her stop crying. When she started classes, Ethan grew curious, wondering why people noticed her so much. He decided to find out.

Before he could however, his sister disappeared when he turned nine. Well not really. His mother had had enough of the Marx family and divorced, taking her with. He had never heard from them since. His father, who had been ill for quite some time as it was, died a year after, leaving his son at the mercy of the older family members. Thankfully, his uncle came to live with them and managed to keep him free for the next few years. Ethan, having little else to do, continued to try and solve the puzzle that was human beings. As he says, he's still missing a few puzzle pieces. Due to his frequent comments and endless smile, he was soon called Kumiho, a dangerous moniker. Things passed in such a way, coupled with an unusual desire to leave his home. Much longer and he would be a puppet and that did not sound very interesting. Of course, his idea was pushed further when the dream came to him.


[ Sample text ]

When the Chatot shouted about fire, it was a warning to the baker. Ethan ascertained this after a day of watching from the trees with Tono, the Zorua who follows him around. It wasn't his but one of the family's many Pokemon with a like of stalking things, particularly him. Tono yipped at him, a noise that Kumiho took to mean to watch. The Pokemon did not have to bother. He knew what to do. He climbed down and walked casually into the market. He stopped at the stall, pretending to examine the wares in front of him. Hm... a Pinap tart.

"Ah hello little Kumiho." The man recognized him immediately and smiled cordially. However, Ethan quickly saw his gaze was wary. Perhaps he had a reputation. The fake ears twitched on his own head and Kumiho tinted his grin with an innocent touch. It was time to find out.

"Good noon," he returned before continuing smoothly. "Observation: extraordinary events give way to rumors and brief attention compared to those of ordinary events, which get more notice in an abnormal setting. Evidence: Baker is wary of a boy who has never been to his stall. Observation is applicable to the human race and has not been exhibited by Pokemon as of now. Conclusion unreachable."

The baker stared for a moment before laughing heavily. Kumiho smiled brightly. Observation: humans laugh to hide the rage and confusion. It is mostly done to children. "Ah looks like you have good ears after all! Don't worry, people just call you a strange lad. It's nothing to worry about."

"I'm sure it isn't." Ethan agreed. He could feel someone behind him.

"Now then, what would you like to buy?" The baker, a large man, grinned down at him. "I can tell you're hungry."

"Two Pinap tarts please." He paid and left, tossing one up into the air. Tono ran up and caught it, grinning playfully. Ethan walked onward until he reached the waterfront. "Are you going to speak up sir Joresh?" he asked.

The man was quiet for a few moments, as if thinking. "You felt your tail move correct?"

"Observation: Extraordinary events are met with attention. Case in point: Joresh Ja is the strongest trainer in Januvale. He is a withdrawn aloof man with a preference to Pokemon over humans. He is not known for his appearances in Januvale."

"... Well-informed aren't you?"

"Addition to profile: Joresh Ja has a sense of humor." He turned to look at the man behind him, Tono growling slightly with disdain. "Is there a reason you opted to speak to me?"

"You were about to swindle that man."

"Incorrect. Assumption invalid." He moved to rest his arms behind his head. "I would have paid him regard-" His arm was grabbed suddenly, Joresh staring into his black eyes. Kumiho did not let his expression waver. "Is something the matter?"

Joresh stared a moment before letting go. "You are going to follow me." Without waiting, the man turned sharply and disappeared down the road.

Ethan paused then almost laughed. "Impulsive decisions are risky." He went after him, curious to know what could provoke the reclusive human.
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Hm, I read the SU twice but I have a hard time getting a grip on your character, Fuyu. Also, I think he talks a bit annoyingly xD But it's ok :3 Unusual characters make things more interesting, as long as you are sure that you want to play as the character throughout a journey RP.

Fuyu is accepted.

Nice that Swan is making a female character, I was starting to think there would be only guys in the Reshiram group ;)
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Probably a good thing that you can' grip him Red. I'm not sure I can. And he's supposed to speak annoyingly lol. He's my first real jerk character. I'll enjoy him. Thanks.
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My SU is done~!

Tell me what you think~ <3
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Old January 15th, 2012, 12:41 PM
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I love it! As always, I love how you write, Shawn <3 I'm glad you made another funny character, because you're so good at it ^^ /is done with da compliments nao

The RP sample is a bit strange when Joresh appears. It makes it look like he knew about the mark on Lynn's wrist before he came there. He didn't. But if you can explain some other reason for him to be there, I'm ok with it ;)
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Okay Rika I editted it -- Lynn decided to go on a stroll by herself, and, she bumped into him, and as she sat on the ground from the bump, the highest ranked trainer (I can't spell his name, pfft) turned around to see who bumped into him, and sees Lynn on the ground. As he saw her on the ground, he sees the mark on her wrist...that okay? :3

Well, there's lack of a reason why he would be strolling on the road anyway...haha.
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Now it's good. Miss Doronjo, you are accepted~

I've reminded the ones who are left, to put up their SUs, but they haven't replied :x If they don't reply soon, I'll open up their spots.
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Right so, I think Naku and I are going to be rivals...again, or at least I THINK he wants to~
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Right so, I think Naku and I are going to be rivals...again, or at least I THINK he wants to~
You think? YOU THINK? OUTRAGEOUS! BLASPHOMY! MELODY SHALL DESTROY YOU!! xD
That's a big fat "of course!"

And now I'm not the only Zekrom person that has been accepted. Lol, that would be kinda funny if Miss Doronjo took the last Reshiram spot, making me the only Zekrom. :3
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