This is a fan fiction tribute to the original TV series, but brought to a more modern setting, cast and technology. It will NOT be a comedy however. Each character will be partly defined, but need to be fleshed out.
I did research the original characters and will be drawing some from that, but with some original spins.
With modern technology there is no way a storm could be missed as badly as the one in the original series. So this is going to be a freak storm never mentioned by the weather services. Our yacht is going to be a good deal more modern and luxurious - worthy of the billionaires and a movie star - a Ferretti 960 with a hybrid engine.
The island will be larger, and part of a group of islands. The wildlife will be something that might have developed back during the Pleistocene Era in a tropical climate. It will resemble the megafauna of Australia and Insular locales both prehistoric and extinct. Examples will include the Haast Eagle, Moa, Australian brush turkey, cassowary, Meiolania, marsupial lions, etc. Some of the creatures will be an original design by me, but with some thoughts to evolutionary development - not so much for horror movies.
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, A tale of a fateful trip That started from this tropic port Aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailing man, The skipper brave and sure. Five passengers set sail that day For a three hour tour, a three hour tour.
The weather started getting rough, The tiny ship was tossed, If not for the courage of the fearless crew The Minnow would be lost, the Minnow would be lost.
The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle With Gilligan The Skipper too, A millionaire and his wife, A movie star The Professor and Mary Ann,* Here on Gilligan's Isle.
So this is the tale of our castaways, They're here for a long, long time, They'll have to make the best of things, It's an uphill climb.
The first mate and his Skipper too, Will do their very best, To make the others comfortable, In their tropic island nest.
No phone, no lights, no motor car, Not a single luxury, Like Robinson Crusoe, It's primitive as can be.
So join us here each week my friend, You're sure to get a smile, From seven stranded castaways, Here on "Gilligan's Isle."
This is a fan fiction tribute to the original TV series, but brought to a more modern setting, cast and technology. It will NOT be a comedy however. Each character will be partly defined, but need to be fleshed out. With modern technology there is no way a storm could be missed as badly as the one in the original series. So this is going to be a freak storm never mentioned by the weather services. Our yacht is going to be a good deal more modern and luxurious - worthy of the billionaires and a movie star.
I did research the original characters and will be drawing some from that, but with some original spins.
I am using an all star cast or close to it. Each of you will select a character and give him/her a name. In the case of the Billionaire, you can name the wife as well if you run both. You to NOT need to use the original series names. In fact, I prefer you don’t. I have left them mostly barebones for a reason. Each of you should flesh the character out a bit. For example, I may have the Professor dying of cancer, but not tell anyone. The Billionaire might be facing bankruptcy and not told anyone.
Captain (Age 45) images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/35500… Retired US Navy pilot. Nicknamed Skipper by the First Mate. He was shot down over enemy territory in the middle east and rescued by the First Mate. Owes the man his life. Retired in 2015 and couldn’t stand the constant babble of the civilian world. So he bought a megayacht and had it upgraded with a hybrid engine for the range. (He grew up on the seas and has spend more of his life on the water than land.)
First Mate (Age 28) pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2014/0… Former US Marine. Nicknamed Gilligan by the Captain. Did two tours in in the USMC Force Recon and saw a lot of combat. Was having troubles adapting to civilian life after getting out on an honorable medical discharge - for which he received a Purple Heart. Also has a Silver Star. He ran into the Captain at the VA hospital in Hawaii. The man hired him on the spot. That was 3 years ago. He was seasick for the first two years but never complained.
Billionaire and Wife (Age 53 and 46) cdn.ceotodaymagazine.com/CEO-Today/wp… img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb201205100… Well, what says billionaire better than these two? Unfortunately life for this pair hasn’t been so great. The original Howells were billionaires who lost most of their fortune in the Great Depression. This pair will have suffered considerable losses as well, but still be easily multibillionaires. They had a separation for the past couple years and were trying to make another go at it on this vacation. They concealed their troubles (and infidelities) from the world largely for the sake of their business.
*This part can be roleplayed by one or two members. Two would be better.
Movie Star (Age 28) i.pinimg.com/originals/76/8e/d8/768ed… The very name Ginger screamed redhead … so I went with a redhead. She is a goddess of the big screen. She has starred in both movies and television shows, doing every imaginable scene that shows off her assets. She has posed for centerfolds, but never did any sort of adult movies. (She is not shy.) She found the Farmer’s Daughter at a car show and was amazed at how much the girl new. Then she bought a supercar right out of the show and asked the girl to show her how to drive one. The one quality she liked about the other girl was her honesty. While most people kiss up to her, her friend gives it to her straight.
As you may have guessed, these two will go for each other if there are no worthwhile guys around. She paid for the cruise for her friend and wouldn’t take no for an answer - not that she had to.
Farmer’s Daughter (Age 25) 4cf458tfns-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp… The original character of Mary Ann was a farm girl from Kansas. You do not have to be from Kansas. Nothing says country like the original Daisy Duke, hence the image chosen. Yes, this is a farm girl born and bred. But her primary quality is HONESTY. This girl absolutely cannot act. She tried. But stunts were another matter. She only did a few, mainly involving horses and cars. The ones involving cars have been simple ones, but that is because she was new and lacked the street cred to do more sophisticated stunts. She has also died her hair for one movie to be a stand in double for the Movie Star. She really knows cars - every bit as well as she knows farm animals.
Professor (Age 25) selectspecs.com/fashion-lifestyle/wp-… I intend to run this one. I am going to do a major nerfing of one of my characters to make him fit better. The original series character was just a high school teacher. He stands 6’7” tall. But he had a limp in his left hip and a nasty scar on his left hand where it looks like it was cut in half between the 3rd and 4th fingers. He brought his laptop and two guitars with him.
Native i.pinimg.com/originals/41/63/49/41634… This is going to be a mystery character also run by me. Basically she is the survivor of an earlier wreck. She will not make her presence known right away.
About the Island The Barracuda departed Hawaii and ran into the storm about 500 nm southwest - halfway to the Midway Atoll. Unbeknownst to the crew and passengers they have slipped into an alternate earth. The island is a one of a group of five islands. The region of this group makes intermittent contact with our Earth. Because of this, from time to time radio signals may get through. This doesn’t mean the crew will be able to get a signal out. But hey, they can try.
The wildlife will be something that might have developed back during the Pleistocene Era in a tropical climate. It will resemble the megafauna of Australia and Insular locales both prehistoric and extinct. Examples will include the Haast Eagle, Moa, Australian brush turkey, cassowary, Meiolania, marsupial lions, etc. Some of the creatures will be an original design by me, but with some thoughts to evolutionary development - not so much for horror movies.
The islands are volcanic. The island the group landed on is about the size of Hawaii which is about 80 miles across at the widest point. (My picture doesn’t do the island justice.)
Yacht - SS Barracuda Built for luxury cruises. Main reason I selected it was because I could read the layout better than most. It is a modified Ferretti 960. It has a hybrid engine. Not as fast as some other yacht, but it has the range for long voyages (3000+ nm). It was fully stocked two days before when they left Hawaii. Being ex-military the Captain added a Silent Guardian system (Active Denial) and has a weapons locker - for repelling pirates. This would include 2 Barrett Lt 50’s, and some smaller Class III weapons. The crew wouldn’t know about them, but probably find them not unexpected.
Drinkable water won’t be a problem as the yacht had solar distillers. There are enough MRE’s to last for 3 months, but it is ill advised to subsist on MRE’s for such an extended period.
Posting My usual default for writing ability is Advanced. As this is to be a larger group, with interaction a must, I will be allowing High Casual. Please try not to hold up the RP by making others wait on a response. I am really looking for a 3 paragraph minimum. But I realize that in a conversation this won’t always work.
TAG your posts so people know when they are expected to reply.
The RP opens in the Summer of 2020. I will handle the opening post. As a heads up, the yacht will arrived pretty much vertical, but beached on rocks with bad gashes in the bottom.
It is the year 2350. The world is very similar to that of the TV series Expanse. See the link above for variations. Basically I got rid of the aliens. The setting will be out among the asteroids. In the asteroids it can get rather lonely.
By 2029 AI were routinely passing the Turing test. By 2053 we developed designer babies for the rich. It was only a matter of time before these two concepts merged. However, as a commercial enterprise they failed and faded from use largely for reason of cost and moral issues. It wasn’t until space became privatized enough for small, independent companies that the idea of Synthetics returned. But it was still too costly for recreational use when there were adult clubs here and there for miners to blow off steam and waste their money.
J.James Braxton is a loner. His all female crew is, in truth, nothing but Synthetics. But he knows that. The only reason he has them is security. He simply doesn’t trust humans. That is, he doesn’t trust MOST humans.
But by this time it had become possible to grow a designer human and download skill sets, as well as program them for loyalty. Still he didn’t trust anyone to handle the design, so he obtained his own cloning chamber and began to create his own perfect human companion that would do anything she was told.
At least that was the plan…
Your Character i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/up… (No, I am not sold on the image. It just happens to be an example of a designer woman - Friday, from the book by that name by Heinlein.)
Yep, you were designed to be the perfect mistress, imprinted on Braxton. Now this isn’t exactly legal back on Earth. Laws in the outer planets are a bit more Wild West like. But Braxton also designed you to be highly intelligent, curious, and creative. Your senses are peak human, maybe even a bit superior. In short, he made you his idea of perfect (physically and mentally). Skills were a bit harder. You have had basic skills implanted in your mind - the sort a housewife would need - cooking, cleaning, etc. He also gave you the equivalent of PhD’s in Physics, Astronomy, and Geology. He wanted to be able to have intelligent conversations. He added in Belter Creole.
He was first discovered wandering naked in Albuquerque, NM staggering across Alameda Blvd at about 0200 on Saturday June 21, 2025. Now the good news is that there was a hospital - United Healthcare - just across the highway. And as it was in the wee hours he managed not to get hit by a car. He did, however, collapse there. An approaching car had seen him and stopped in time.
He had no ID. His fingerprints weren’t on file. Noone could figure out who he was. The hospital determined that he was malnourished - though not chronically. His body was covered with scars - from stab and gunshot wounds - as well as whip marks over his whole back. Those were old wounds - at least several years old. He also had suffered very recent electrical burns in spots over his whole body. And so he was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
When he awoke he had no idea who he was. He didn’t like the name John Doe. That was for a dead person. John Smith also sounded plain. He ended up choosing a more unique name - Jonathan Rhand. Now for the really odd thing. They tried to run an MRE on him and the machine blew up, arced and damned near killed him. Noone knows why. The MRE was utterly destroyed, physically torn apart.
The hospital will treat him. But they will only do so much. He isn't eligible for health insurance, can't pay rent or get a driver's license. He can't get a job or apply for unemployment benefits. He appears to be in his mid to late 20’s.
Your Character You can be a doctor, nurse, ambulance tech, even a police officer / detective or ... whatever. I do ask that your character at least not have problems with the law or a strong potential for it. The medical and law enforcement options were only suggested based on the location.
I will ask for a CS with a decent image (no animated gifs).
Setting and Plot Obviously the RP begins in Albuquerque. That’s where he was found. The story will begin with our patient at the hospital as the police continue their efforts to determine his past and he tries to remember who he was.
There IS a fingerprint file that will match his, as well as DNA … to a kid who died back on Jul 31, 2015. John Doe’s scars match the injuries of the boy. It appears to have been a gang related event. His mother and twin half brothers, age 7, were also killed. His stepfather had been in prison for child abuse and abandonment. He was killed in a prison fight some months later. His step sister had been sent to a foster home.
Note: The 18+ is not an invitation to smut. However, I am looking to a reasonably mature roleplayer ... someone well into their adult years.
Whisked away through the Twilight Zone by the simple act of making a photocopy to an alternate Earth where a good secretary is revered. Without a SECRETARY how can the world possibly function? Employers look like fools; businesses fail; nothing ever gets done.
Now unlike the secretary in this video, you don’t have the perfect job lined up. But you did run into a headhunter that gave you her card. SHE specializes in finding critical employees for helpless employers and negotiates salary and benefits. The job she finds you is one of working for DHS as a civilian contractor to assist a two time Nobel prize winning scientist - who doesn’t think he needs a secretary. However, HE isn’t the one hiring you. HE can’t fire you. And as many meetings as he has been late to or had to ‘wing it’ he clearly needs help. The man always wears the same clothes - well new versions of the same thing he wore yesterday. Okay … he has a butler for that.