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TL;DR Summary
  • Modern, present day setting in LA.
  • MxF; need the female -- the plot starts with them just as college graduation looms for her.
  • Plot is based on relationship, but more about the psychology than anything.
  • Sex, drugs and rock n' roll will be referenced, but I'm not about writing in depth about sex; this is out in the forum, so those rules apply. Abuse and addiction are also major themes; these are parts of the characters lives, though not the basis of the RP. This is intended to go into a thread, so the guild rules apply on that score.
  • Ideal candidate is a rock fan.
  • In addition to main characters, other supporting cast will be needed; I leave a lot of this up in the air with the idea that the person that wants to do this RP will have a good idea of what to throw into this in terms of her character's friends and relatives and how to perhaps have them interact to help fill out the story.
  • Looking to get this started quickly -- I've found that I start RP's a lot better when I get into them immediately.
  • Please PM me with your response. Thanks.

In Character Info
They're childhood friends; they shared the sandbox, and managed to survive puberty together as friends, though it never materialized into anything significant during high school.

She is about to graduate from the one of the colleges in the Los Angeles area and has a seemingly nice boyfriend who attends school at University of Southern California (USC) that seems to have good prospects upon leaving school, economically. She seems dead set on having a nice, middle class lifestyle, the sort of thing parents like to imagine for their kids -- safe, stable and respectable. Her parents tell her she can do anything, but then they also exert subtle pressure for her to go in the direction they think is best for her; inevitably, that is the path of least resistance, of least risk. She has talents she could use to start a career, but instead she plays it safe. She grew up with both parents in a stable marriage, and had a fairly easy time of high school; popular, praised by teachers. There is, however, this subconscious anxiety-- that high school was the peak, and it's all downhill. Husband, family, picket fences, parties on the veranda. Mundanity. She's looking at a stark choice in life; postgraduate work or marry someone who is already high-flying and wealthy.

He didn't know who his father was, but his mother always seemed to have enough money to raise him in a middle class manner, and that was why they were next door neighbors. He struggled in school, considered a bit of loner up until the summer he found the guitar and started playing seriously, obsessively in fact, but had the opportunity to go to college alongside her and turned it down; instead he took a job at Manny's Power Sound on the Strip. He plays in a band, trying to make it big on the club circuit, where he now struggles to pay the bills. It isn't that he has talent, it's that he's not playing it safe in case things don't turn out so well - he's blowing his money on equipment and the lifestyle. His band does an awful lot of drugs and seems to live fast and dangerously, partying with a cast of unsavory characters, but they have a following that is only getting larger with every gig they play and the men with the deals are starting to circle, like vultures. He wants to live the life his way, rather than settle for normal or easy.

They split the rent on an apartment, while they each try to make the the so-called "good life" happen, but both find out that what they want isn't all they dreamed of.

Out of Character Info
I suppose the themes here will be the way both of them sort of wind up in their own nightmare, rock-bottom scenarios. Somewhere along the lines of this 1x1, I fully expect a lot of fights and a storming out, a deal-breaker where each character winds up somewhat isolated from each other; he has the drugs and she has a boyfriend that turns into a massive douche once she's slowly separated from her old friends and makes his friends her friends. It's an RP about fucking up and getting back on your feet, and how people sometimes need each other.

What I am looking for in a partner is a degree of engagement; the ideal reaction is feel immediately compelled to write about the subject matter, and so when someone replies to this, I'd rather go beyond, "hi, I'm interested." Ideally, people responding to this will already have a concept of how they want to make their character Who their character is, what they are studying, what their relationship is with their parents and friends. In short, I'm hoping for someone that wants to help drive the plot and come up with twists and add to the storyline.


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Still looking. Maybe a bump on a day when people have a lot of free time will produce interest. ;)
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Bumping; the RP went silent after three posts, and three days of silence. so I'm starting the search up again.
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Say heylo to my leetle bump...

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