Lately I've been having this itch about doing roleplays revolving around youths (18 - early 20s) that don't quite fit into the society around them, so I'm setting up a request thread specifically for these kinds of roleplays. What I am presenting here are my initial ideas that I would like to develop further with a roleplay-partner, and are in no way plots and ideas that are thought all through, they are starting points for further plotting. So if something sparks your interest or you have an idea along these lines you think I will like don't hesitate to tell me about it.
I am looking for plot and character-driven roleplays. I also enjoy more than one main character with several storylines interweaving together, but this is not a must though. I'm also flexible about the time period, if I'm looking for a specific time period I will say so.
I am looking for roleplaying-partners that are 18 years or older as there will be mature content.
In a small town in the middle of nowhere
There is something about a smalltown-setting with the freaks as the main focus that sounds like a lot of fun. Think late 80s or early 90s, before Internet to make the isolation even greater. Maybe a gang of metalheads about to finish high school or just having finished. Not going to college, so some might have a job, some don't. Ever in opposition against the small-minded town, and getting the blame for everything that happens. Maybe there is a girl from the right side of the tracks looking to do some slumming as well?
The Big City
Pretty similar to the small town-idea, only in an urban setting. We could do something with gangs, maybe something around urban decay. Anything from living on the streets to Beverly Hills could be of interest here really, as well as anything from suburbia to the inner city.
This will be based on the movie Empire Records, which follows a rather eventful day at a local record store. It's the feeling of the place I'm looking to recreate here, where the owner both hires those going down a bad road in an attempt to help them, as well as the prom queen, which makes them a rather eclectic group. They also have a lot of freedom at work, as long as the job gets done of course. This would be set in the mid-1990s, before downloading music from the internet killed records stores like this one.
Youth without a purpose, they might be seniors in high school or just having graduated but not attending college. They don't know what they are going to do with their lives, but they have dreams. This could be their story.
Dazed and Confused
Loosely based on the movie. The last day of school and all kinds of shenanigans ensue, or another similar setting could work as well. Basically youth high on life (and more) doing stupid but fun things. It doesn't have to be set in the 1970s, it can be any era.