The "Normal" Story
Premise: Many people are living in a town in Northern Shine County, next to the largest mountain in Shine County called 'Stargate Mountain'. The town itself is named after the mountain, and is a great holiday destination for people of all ages. It was born with the purpose of providing a medical resort for sufferers of disease, and the community built around the advanced medical institutions there. People of all kinds came calling: the young and the old, the sick and the healthy, the poor and the rich. There was something which naturally drew people to the location, from the wonderful starlight views at midnight to the fresh and crisp, clean air; the wonderful and supportive community to the great private services provided. It became an instant hit to Shine County, and has since remained one of the top tourist destinations of the world, never far behind Shine City.
The town is large, but it's no city. It generates a local sense in that a lot of people know each other and everyone knows how things roll. Sufferers of disease find the air relaxing and good for their sense of self, despite the chill in the air. Those infected with HIV are particularly well-treated, and the hospitals provide some of the greatest medical care for those suffering from the virus. Those that haven't found residence in Stargate due to medical reasons often come due to its great hospitality among the people, as well as countless tourist destinations, such as the observatory, Stargate Mountain, clubs, Mochavine Cafe, fitness centers, race track, and (most importantly) festivals.
Festivals are the big thing that Stargate has going for it. There's always a new festival around the corner, and each one is unique and culturally diverse. The Grand November Festival is a seven-day festival in which people come together to enjoy the wonders of Stargate, create happiness for those less fortunate, and bring together everyone who participates. This roleplay will be centered around the seven days of the Grand November Festival, and people interact during those seven days. Depending on if people like 'The "Normal" Story', we may extend beyond the Grand November Festival to encompass the lives of people beyond that brief period of party time!
Some Things to Note: Keep in mind that this isn't a Shine City ripoff, or at least I'm trying not to do that. Of course a lot of inspiration and things from Shine City will show up (such as Mochavine), but for the most part I'm trying an experiment of sorts which removes the dating aspect of Shine City.
So yes, you don't NEED to be a hot, single twenty-year-old ready to mingle! Instead you could play an older person who suffers from disease, or a young holiday-goer who's out to have some fun! I'm also talking with DynamoFrokane (whom I shall refer to as 'The Boss' from time-to-time) about the idea of players porting characters from Shine City into 'The "Normal" Story', though I'm unsure if any character sheets will need updating.
I want our cast to be creative though, and for people to try and play something they might not perhaps normally play. This RP is basically an experiment with that, and you can't shame someone for trying to expand their skills! I'm not sure what my take on multiple main characters will be yet, however I may make it a possibility to have multiple mains as I plan on doing. However if possible I think it'd work best if they were connected in some way, if that were to be the case. I'll work on that idea later.
I'll update this with more information another time!