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4th October 2011, 3:22 PM
Bellow High:
Located on 22nd Street in the bustling town of Quarterman (That's Quarterman... not Quartermain), Bellow high is what some would call 'Luxury Public'. Due to the eccentric billionaire, Fredrick Klause, and his many generous donations, it has become not only a largely well designed school, but also completely free to the public of Quarterman. But that wasn't good enough for Mr.Klause, he wanted students from near and far to experiance this acomplishment, and constructed several Dormitory buildings just downt he street to allow students to stay in Quarterman and attend his school.
The only thing students have to pay for is lunch.

The school's architecture is odd, being a complete circle, save for the face of the school which is flatened. The frame is completely constructed with the finest mahogany, and it's walls are crafted from pure black marble.

In the center of the school, lies the 'Auditorium'. A large semi circle consisting of over a thousand plus red seats at several levels, allowing perfect veiw of the stage on the other side. While this mostly used for school adresses, the Drama Club are allowed to put on plays and skits here as often as they like (as long as they get permission from Mr.Klause first).

Conected to the Auditorium are twelve long hallways, each consisting of nearly ten classrooms (this is not including the set of bathrooms in each hallway, or the multitude of janitor's closets, or the circular hallway that goes through every other hall in the school connecting them). Each room is labeled by the hallway number, and how far their classroom is from the auditorium. The halls are numbered as though they were hours on a clock, making the Main Hallway that is attached to the face of the building 'Hall Number 6'.

Looking at the school from the face, you can also find to your left, another large marble building that is the school's own Medical Wing. A pharmacy, nurses office, and even emergency hospital are there just in case of an accident. The hospital is open to all, not just students, but students are given huge discounts when staying.

To your right, you would see a large rectangular building that takes the part of the Gymnasium. Inside is a swimming pool, several training rooms for select athletic groups, and and indoor court. Behind it, you can see a large open stadium used for everything from practice outdoors, to track meets, to football (American and otherwise), ect.

Behind the school, is the cafeteria, where world famous chef 'Valdimir Von Trovsky' takes an iron fist to the near army of cooks preparing lunch each day. The cost of wages and food is enourmous for the cafeteria, making lunch one of the only things children have to pay for (although, it is a non-profit business, charging the students just a few cents more over the flat cost for ingridients).

The teachers are competent. Students are supervised by some sort of Hall Moniters (Not student ones mind you), so school yard violence is kept to a minimum. Teachers can and are encouraged to report mistreatment of students and teachers by any party, and it is handled quite nicely. For students who do poorly, tutors are availiable for after school courses if you wish to take them.

There isn't any garbage can dunking, or old gum under the desks (The large cleaning staff takes care of this every night.) Plus, anyone causing trouble around the campus, such as bullies, are taken care of by the Crimson Beasts, who have brought it upon themselves over the past week to keep the students safe (Plus, Randy wanted to live up to his self-appointed 'Bancho' title.)

Like most schools, Bellow High has a selection of clubs for the young to experiance after school hours. Unlike most schools, however, is the selection of the clubs. It goes as far as to include the Japanese Art of Kendo, the graceful Art of Fencing, and even a small club dedicated to bagpipes (that one... is a bit odd). Schedules of the practices will be provived to those who join.

Archery (Real coach is out with several broken appendages. Mr. Jones is taking her place temporarily)
Football (both kinds)
Dance (Yeah... it goes here)
Mixed Martial Arts (Taking this means you have to sign a release form)

Art (the basic painting, drawing, and sculpting variety)
Dance (It goes here too)
Free Candy (exclusive)
Bagpipes (... these guys are really wierd... seriously. I wouldn't suggest trying for this)
Book Club (reading and discussing of such)
Poetry (All kinds... so you can expect bongos and berets as well as scarves and roses)

Student Council-
ummm... Student Council

Link to Sign-Ups (Will add the new ones in a bit):


Original Rules:
1: When making a post, make it short, sweet, and well detailed. Each post should not be a mini-novella. It should be detailed, but not overly so. It should have basic actions, not a paragraph describing your walk out the door. And it should get the point across without being boring.

2: When asking questions to regular NPCs which will be created as the plot demands, you can make their voices your own based on their previous established character. But when talking to a GMPC be sure to let me take up the reigns of their speech.

3: Days will pass as I post. If you are not around for a day, and I see that the RP needs to move on, your character will have been considered studying at home for the day.

4: There are Dorms at Bellow, which are free. If your character wishes to move in, see Mr.Testa after school and he'll get the paperwork in. If you wish to stay at home or otherwise, just carry on as usual.

5: GMPCs can join the group after certain conditions are met. They are valuable as they increase your chance of survival by a huge amount... but making bad choices when trying to get to know them can also get them killed (Telling a depressed person to go jump in front of bus might make them actually do it, you know).

6: If you die in the game, your character is dead. D E A D, dead. Nothing can bring them back, and it's a sad occasion for everyone (everyone who like you anyway).

Changed Rules

1: I'm not going to make you recruit the GMPCs. They will come in as the story needs.

2: Evokers are required to be the gun variety.

3: Miss Halls is not a Persona user.

4th October 2011, 4:27 PM

Actually, I've had an idea that's been hanging out in my head for a couple of weeks. It would be nice if there were some advance warning of whose Shadow self was going to show up. And it doesn't even have to be for all players; just the particular person owning the character needs to know. That way, there could be some problem that comes up with their personal story that intersects with the Shadow self's attack.

Like right now, from the posts so far, I would say that Joshua's Shadow self is most likely to show up because of that nightmare. It's like the Shadows are already toying with him, trying to weaken his resolve for the confrontation.

Although an advantage of letting all players know in advance is that they could have their characters unwittingly increase the pressure on that person, or notice that something is wrong but get caught up in something else so that they don't get fully involved until that person's life is in danger.

4th October 2011, 4:44 PM
I like the idea of at least that person knowing. Instead of telling everybody directly, but through character actions, series of unfortunate events, etc., cluing everyone in on the next shadow.

I'm imagining Joshua's shadow self to be vaguely like Kanji's. 'Cept Josh isn't actually gay, or implied to actually be gay. But Josh's shadow gets to mess with JP. Hilarity must ensue at some point.

Hey, what happens if you accept your shadow? If it comes up and starts off on the Hannibal Lecture thing, and you just agree?

4th October 2011, 7:45 PM
The effect I was going for with the nightmare is this.

Joshua simply isn't used to this insanity, and witnessing someone get burned to ashes like Diego put the fear of God into him. He's in way over his head, mostly because he's a very sensitive guy. Plus he's got very deep seated father issues (as you can plainly see) and sheer exhaustion is going to catch up with him very quickly.

Also, I couldn't resist the whole headdesk thing. It was too funny in my mind, and my brother just about pissed himself when I told him.

And Ysavvryl, I'm in full agreement with your proposal.

4th October 2011, 7:58 PM
I agree with ysa, and it made me think of something.

How about we turn the Ball Punch JP suffered and turn it into a running gag of sorts? At least for Josh's Shadow. The Shadow could go like: "*punch and grab JP by the balls* Meh *throws away, chases after Sofiya and gropes her* MUCH BETTER"

Or something.

4th October 2011, 8:19 PM
How about we turn the Ball Punch JP suffered and turn it into a running gag of sorts? At least for Josh's Shadow. The Shadow could go like: "*punch and grab JP by the balls* Meh *throws away, chases after Sofiya and gropes her* MUCH BETTER"

LOL but that makes him seem like his darker other self is really a prevert XD I actually thought that Joshua's nightmare was a good mixture of past problems and currently anxiety/fears.

I really can't say much about my character, since he hasn't done anything yet. And I don't want to trope him until at least the first Court of Miracle or he does something or else it might be a bit spoiling...

Also I want to say hi everyone, it's an honor to roleplaying with all of you; especially my good friends that I know. Let's have fun roleplaying together.

Characters as Pokemon
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Izzy/Randy/Liza/Wulfgard/Mr. Testa

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Sigmund/Sofiya/Miyuki/Ciara/RIP Kent

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Different Pokemon Characters Poses

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Randy-Hero Pose/Ms. Hall- Christmas Fanservice/Queen Ciara and her Slave

Rejected Pokemon
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Persona as Pokemon

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5th October 2011, 12:29 AM
Yay! We have a place of discussion to discuss the discussibles (that should totally be a word, by the way).

I'm kind of imagining Ciara's repressed self to be completely different to everyone else's, if only because the Shadow will be like 'You want friends, you don't really hate them all' and she'll be all 'No I'm fine on my own dammit, they're all obnoxious idiots'. Because Ciara is a contrary person like that.

The idea of the Shadow selves popping up due to sudden stress on the 'original' is a neat idea and I think it could work, as long as the original knew in advance. I think it would weaken them mentally enough that they'd be exhausted to not be quite as logical as usual and default to the 'you're wrong about me' mindset.

Does anyone mind if I move all the characters that have 'left' into their own folder on the TV Tropes page? Things are kind of overcrowded and it would be neater and less confusing if everything could be dumped in one place. Also, they're going to have less tropes than everyone else. Still, I felt it was unfair to leave them out completely considering how they had some plot relevance even if for a short time.

I mean, it's not noticeable right now because the page is pretty sparse, but as it (hopefully) develops... yeah. I would do Ciara now, but I'm kind of tired (my no. 1 excuse, as you can tell). The first post has displayed her surface character at least.

A new challenger approaches- massive *****! Time to ruin morale in style.

5th October 2011, 1:01 AM
Has anyone else realized that the thread is called Pesona, not Persona? 0.o I just realized... And if it's mental nervousness/stress, everyone's a bit grim right now.

Has Zinc said anything about uniforms? I remember something about school uniforms being required... Or summat like that. Newbies will enjoy Court. Every midnight, we have epic rave parties.

Wordy, your character's shadow is thus oddly nicer than the actual person...

Whee! Persona 4 remake for PS3! Also whee, a Persona fighter from the creators of BlazBlue! Thirdly whee, Persona 5 rumors! And Persona anime. Unless that goes the way of Trinity Soul...

5th October 2011, 1:15 AM
No, Persona 4 The Animation is the game so since it's not anything new, we don't have to worry about that.

5th October 2011, 1:15 AM


Uniforms are a white button down shirt, a navy-blue blazer, and black pants. You can wear a black skirt if you're a girl.

5th October 2011, 1:18 AM



Seriously, there are NO incentives to own a 360 now. Mass Effect? Fable? All on PC too. And ME was released on PS3 too...


I dont wanna miss persona 5!

5th October 2011, 2:13 AM
360? You got scalped.

PS3 has far better exclusives. Uncharted, inFamous, Persona and lots of other widget (Weird Japanese Thing) games, Disgaea, LittleBigPlanet, Tales, God of War, and many others. Plus XBOX Live costs money. I think... it used to?

What has Xbox got? Halo?

So I assume uniforms are required now? Mana can keep his headphones like Yosuke does, right? And on the idea of Josh's shadow and ambiguous gayness... (lol at that by the way. Why Sofiya in particular?) do we get to have a Culture Festival? *Evilgrin* The "Kick JP's *ss Club" can sign JP into the cross-dressing contest, right?

It's okay Zinc, Pesona is fine. We can shoot ourselves in the head and shout "PESONA!" because that'll terrify our eldritch abomination enemies in Tartarus.

Hey, that gives me an idea for a trope. RetCon: Evokers were originally non-required. Then the GM required them for everyone, allowing it to be anything. Then it was changed into everyone requiring a standard gun evoker.

5th October 2011, 2:21 AM
I bought it three years ago, back when XBOX was winning the war, and when the only exclusives the PS3 had were stuff like... heavenly Sword.

While XBOX had Fable, Mass Effect, and quite a few other stuff I can't recall anymore. But most importantly, I had this friend who had (still has) like a hundred 360 games and will lend them nearly indefinably as long as you ask.

But now...

God I regret buying the xbox so much. And yes, LIVE is not free (at least not multiplayer, you can still do things with Silver Free Membership. Like BUYING things... Smart asses)

You know whats the worst thing though?

Not Persona.
Not the upcoming remake of Final Fantasy X.
Not Ratchet and Clank, one of my favourite franchises which I haven't touched since the new gen dawned.

It's Final Fantasy Versus XIII.


And Kingdom Hearts. But I've already missed out on the super plot important portable releases, so the franchise has kinda drifted away from me...

JP dressed in drag? What, will Josh be Teddie all over, with no one noticing he's a guy and actually going head over heels for him?

I chose Sofiya because that's the first character I think off whenever I imagine weird random hilarious **** happening. I also thought of Ulala/Minami since Josh was closest with her, but she's no longer a Persona User, soooooooo she wouldn't be there.

5th October 2011, 2:49 AM
Ditch the Xbox at GameStop and get a PS3. You could find the warehoused old 60gig ones. The good old ones that could play PS2 games. You could probably find one for fairly cheap. And besides, I think even the new ones are $250 now.

JP would be closest to Kanji in that situation, I think.

"A runaway express train that can kill with both her fists and her looks!"

I actually always imagined Snow to look kinda like Human-Teddie. By the way, was Josh always campy? Didn't he suddenly become interpreted like that after the Stupid Sexy Flanders moment?

"Next- a swimsuit competition!" Teddie's ulterior motive. But then again, he was creepily happy about all of this beforehand, a bit too happy.

We should do that sometime. We can't be serious demonslayers all the time. We need a comic relief OVA episode. And yeh about Sofiya. Her antics send us into Haruhi Suzumiya type weirdness though. SLASH BLOOD KILL CUUUUTE~! ... I've never actually seen more than one episode of Haruhi Suzumiya though... Mana needs to start working on his Kyon voice.

5th October 2011, 3:12 AM
OVA? I sense a beach episode! Oddly enough, I've actually had that idea running around in my head - JP pulling the guys into hitting on beach-goers, all manner of swimsuit shenanigans for the girls, and a HIGH-OCTANE CRAB-HUNTING COMPETITION. TO THE DEATH.


You guys have both got me beat, I don't have any of the newer consoles. I did finally beef up my PC, though, and I've been able to play most of the important console releases through friends (though regrettably not all). But yes, I definitely would prefer a PS3 over a 360 (the Blu-ray player might even bump it over the Wii in terms of exclusives for me).

You guys should definitely let me know if the P4 anime ends up being good. I kind of want to get the gist of the story, but I really don't want to sink another 100+ hours into an Atlus game. Now, if only I could get back around to finishing off P3:FES...

Slightly more on-topic, thanks for the clue-in on the retcon. Somehow I had missed the fact that we had switched back to standard-issue evokers, though the new sign-up format should have clued me in. Dunno how I feel about navy-on-black for the uniforms, as those colors kind of clash. It kind of worked for the Haruhi series uniforms, but theirs were more of a brown/umber...

...Don't look at me like that. We've already got a token a (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TokenMinority)mbiguous (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AmbiguouslyGay).

Oh, and Niihyl? Definitely watch through the entire series and/or read the novels if you can afford the time. Totally worth it (one of my top three favorite series).

EDIT: Dropping a link to the TVTropes page here (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PersonaUponTheGraveOfGuilt) for the sake of convenience.

5th October 2011, 6:07 AM


I'd... I'd actually feel bad for that shadow if he groped Sofiya. No, seriously. Not because she'd scream pervert and slap him around, but because... she'd just stare blankly. And then grope him back. Hard. With nails. And smile, because that's what you do when you're intimate with someone, right? It'd be hilarious.

I'm rooting for the beach, by the way! So many... possibilities with Sofiya. I wanna play thaaaaat *whine moar* And I can't wait for the JP/Joshua interaction there. <83

I STILL LIKE MY XBOX360. Because I can't use my PC as a gaming console, and none of the great games you mention for PS3 ever make it to where I live anyway. THERE IS MGS4 THOUGH AND THAT MAKES ME HAVE A SAD. But not so much I couldn't wait a couple o' years before buying it.

And I still need Persona 4. ****cakes.

I'm not really a fan of the Suzumiya series, I mean Haruhi's a *****. Srsly. The random yuri moments are a win, though. Even if it's like... Why do you guys allow her to DO that? Also, Itsuki/Kyon ftw

I should start fillin' that TvTropes page, haven't touched it yet...

EDIT: Oh, and I love Ysa's idea regarding the Shadow Selves! For Sofiya, the trigger to that could be that she gets a phone call from home, and gets told that Pyotr's condition suddenly got worse. THAT should be a kicker enough to cause a freaking army of shadows.

Oh and welcome aboard, Inner!

FFFF now I replied to EVERYTHING. I think. Uh. School time now, I'M GOING TO BE LATE BECAUSE OF YOU ALL.

5th October 2011, 6:59 AM
It's okay Houou, we all love you. In a totally platonic and non-weird way. You just have too much other stuff to do compared to us that live on Serebii. Which is incomprehensible, really.

I'm totally backing the beach episode. As soon as this Friday night's Court is over, we should take the weekend to go to the beach. Wulfgard could be training us in aquatic conditions or testing the extent of the Court or something. Or just letting the crew have a weekend off. It'll be fun. Character development over plot, just for a bit. Better than RPing dreary school days. I do that in real life.

.:Lemon Tea:.
5th October 2011, 7:37 AM
I agree with ysa, and it made me think of something.

How about we turn the Ball Punch JP suffered and turn it into a running gag of sorts? At least for Josh's Shadow. The Shadow could go like: "*punch and grab JP by the balls* Meh *throws away, chases after Sofiya and gropes her* MUCH BETTER"

Or something.
To be honest, the whole Joshua/JP thing makes me laugh, especially how JP views Joshua in this whole confused way since he's 'campy'. xD;

I wonder how JP would think of Kent, because Kent really doesn't act like the stereotypical gay and if JP ever questioned Kent's sexuality, he would probably get some snarky, laid-back response back from Kent asking about what the hell JP is on. I don't know. I can imagine the question coming bluntly from JP, and Kent laughing his head off in an amused way, then asking about who pissed in JP's cornflakes that morning.

And I love the shadows ideas Ysa. Joshua does seem ideal for this kind of situation as he isn't new like some of the other characters are, but he isn't so close to many of the others to the point where there are close bonds and relationships.

As for Kent....Kent's always looking for an escape, always to try to find himself. He suffers from a bad case of wanderlust. But at the same time, he tries to reject-or even tries to convince himself that his current and past actions don't make who he is. In a sense, he's running away from his problems, fleeing from them just like he flees from reality when he's on his motorcycle. I think Kent would have to realize that Quarterman is a place worth living to, and that sometimes, home is where the heart is. Hm.. >_>;

I can imagine the Shadow questioning Kent about his apathy to everyone around him and accusing him of fleeing from his problem than resolving them head-on. That, along with the fact that Kent doesn't want to accept the fact that his family-no matter how indifferent they are to him-have molded or helped him become the person he is today.


And LOL at the Itsuki/Kyon pairing Houou. Haruhi would have a hissy fit. xD
And then procede to destroy the universe.

I've just started to look into the TvTropes, Kent definitely would think that everything's is better with motocycles (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ptitlerf6v6545). And thanks Wordy for taking the time to make the character page! Hooray for the half-hour wasted! Although...how are we supposed to add to it? I somehow cannot access the 'edit page' option. ;_;


5th October 2011, 7:48 AM
Yes, we do care about you and your wacky shenanigans! Even time zones or sudden schoolwork loads cannot separate us! Perhaps!

(To be fair, GH, I agree with you about SHnY. Of the cast, Haruhi is among my least favorite characters. Luckily, she's practically the antagonist. Kyon's commentary, Koizumi's filibusters and Yuki's oddities are what make the series worth sticking through... I could type a lot more, but I doubt it would be particuarly interesting to read.)

Hah, I struck the right vein! However, as we're still in the first page of role-play, might I recommend that we hold off on the beach for a bit, maybe just until next weekend? Still, I agree that we should get it out of the way when it would be logical for the students to take a beach trip.

Speaking of which, I'm testing waters now, trying to make the short-sighted obsessive part of Sigmund's personality more prominent. It is, after all, more interesting than just the average high school student bit (he was kinda flat in UtGoG besides the revelation of his Persona). This week's obsession: herbal tea!

Oh, and I cleaned up the pages a bit. Not much, just patching a bit of formatting/grammar and rewording things a bit. Can we work on moving character tropes to the character page, though, and adding non-character-specific tropes to take their place? Cool, I'm out for a while while I sleep and then maybe get things done.

5th October 2011, 11:09 AM
I actually always imagined Snow to look kinda like Human-Teddie. By the way, was Josh always campy? Didn't he suddenly become interpreted like that after the Stupid Sexy Flanders moment?

To be fair, he's quite sensitive and musical theatre. He's reasonably camp, just playing it up a bit more.

5th October 2011, 1:12 PM
I've just started to look into the TvTropes, Kent definitely would think that everything's is better with motocycles (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ptitlerf6v6545). And thanks Wordy for taking the time to make the character page! Hooray for the half-hour wasted! Although...how are we supposed to add to it? I somehow cannot access the 'edit page' option. ;_;


You need an account and you need to be logged in in order to edit stuff.

(And I actually like Haruhi. Then again, I'm biased since she's my favorite character.)

As for beach episode, I agree with putting it off for a bit. Possibly during a moment if downtime when the characters aren't as busy with more pressing matters.

*Jean Grey*
5th October 2011, 2:16 PM
Well, I'll bring my trope lists over there. XD

I wonder if JP/Theresa would be considered Matzo Fever (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MatzoFever)? (Theresa being the "Matzo", she's half-Jew)

5th October 2011, 2:47 PM

Nihyil (totally misspelled your name xO) I am actually pondering that. Heavily. But then I'd lose my Mass effect Save Games.... AAAAHHHH SCREW IT

I just might do it. It will cost me some of my fav games, like Fable 3 and ME2, which I didn't wanna buy again...... And I've wasted quite a bunch of money on my account. (like, 20 bucks...!)

I might stop by a gamestop next time I go to the shopping mall closest to home that has one and get informed (I sound like a 13 year old with a pamphlet on sex)

Wait, weren't there some PS3s that could play PSP games? I think my friend said his could, but he's full of **** most of the time. Is that true?

If so...


Damnit, you're tempting boy <.<

Speaking of which, I'm testing waters now, trying to make the short-sighted obsessive part of Sigmund's personality more prominent. It is, after all, more interesting than just the average high school student bit (he was kinda flat in UtGoG besides the revelation of his Persona). This week's obsession: herbal tea!

I used this last post to work on JP as well. He was getting kinda stale and going from secretly cowardly and compensating through sports to Abs of Steel guy. Which he still is, but not as Gary Stu-ish.


Maybe not right now, but once the entire group has accessed the court and is slightly familiar with each other (not totally, bonding at night would take a whole new meaning. Anyone see Theresa doing an EXECUTION scene?)

5th October 2011, 3:20 PM
Also still fleshing out Clarise with my intro post. Still trying to think of a weapon for her as well, since the keys are only temporary.

*Jean Grey*
5th October 2011, 3:25 PM
How about bowgun? It hasn't been used yet, and is pretty feminine too. XD Or maybe a WHIP (combined with dance moves)? XD

5th October 2011, 3:47 PM
Do you mean a blowgun? Don't think she can get one and I'd rather go with something other than a whip (though I'll keep it in mind). Trying to think of something a teenage girl could get other than a knife.

*Jean Grey*
5th October 2011, 3:58 PM
Bowgun, or to make it more clear, pistol crossbow. It uses arrows like a bow, but is one-handed and shoots and is held like a handgun. Zinc said that normal guns don't work. XD It's possible to dual-wield this kind of weapon I guess. There isn't any girl dual-wielding yet, if I'm not mistaken. Like in this picture:


5th October 2011, 4:05 PM
*Googles* Oh, no. I'd rather a blowgun since it seems more feasible. Or something else she can have whilst living in the dorms.

*Jean Grey*
5th October 2011, 4:13 PM
Hmm...Clarise seems to be a DEX-oriented character as far as first impressions...how about Shuriken? Or Sai Swords? Neither of them too big...plus can be dual-wielded. (I always saw her as a dual-wielder because of her pom-poms.)

5th October 2011, 4:19 PM
I'm thinking maybe something like a blowgun as backup. I'll find some other main weapon for her.

5th October 2011, 4:42 PM
Woo, you guys talk a lot. As if that's anything new in these discussion threads, heh. But try to keep more on the subject of the game so that we don't get thread-locked.

Hey Blivsey, if you need any info on herbal tea, feel free to ask me. I know who to borrow reference books from. And I'll try to be on more often.

Well I'll try. I'm preparing for NaNoWriMo in November and volunteering as an ML there (a sort-of forum mod), so I'm busy with that all of this month and next. But you know, I can use game updates as an excuse for a few extra hundred words if I get stuck (it's still writing!).

A beach episode would be fun, but it should wait a bit, I think.

Gotta go; on a library computer and the timer is ticking down!

5th October 2011, 4:58 PM
Lol, I totally wanted Ciara to have a whip at first before realising that coupled with the ice queen thing it kind of got into BDSM territory. Hence the umbrella, which totally had nothing to do with Skullgirls.

I'm totally a video game fiend (Sequel knows, as does anyone who's ever seen my VMs on his page), so time to dispel the rumours!

No PS3 can play PSP games, sorry.

Persona 4: The Golden, the remake of Persona 4, is being released for the PlayStation Vita handheld in Spring 2012. It promises 1.5x the voice acting of the original, has no FeMC, but promises exciting new features.

Persona 4: The Ultimate in Midnight Arena (http://p-atlus.jp/p4u/), the Persona fighter (current cast: Yu, Yosuke, Chie, Yukiko, Kanji, Aigis) is being released on both PS360 formats. You can see a trailer here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8EsGirP714)- it shows I think what Persona would be closer to being in this RP, as opposed to all the turn-based stuff, and the spells all have very real combat uses. Character gameplay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kylNynezfVs)- honestly worth watching for Kanji's Awakening alone.

Considering how Catherine and P4UMA both have came out/are planned for 360, as far as P5 is concerned it's a good bet that it'll be on 360 too.

Trailer for P4: The Animation. Looks fun. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOhkqf5qulE)

This has been Wordy, the insufferable.

Also, I now love .:Lemon Tea:. more than all of you because she said thank you and that was nice and I appreciated it very much. Yeah, you have to 'get known' first, it's very simple.

I'm totally not sure what stats Ciara would have. What spread are we using, anyways? I would normally think St/Ma/En/Ag/Lu, but you said Dex so...

*Jean Grey*
5th October 2011, 5:43 PM
I think Zinc is using (Str-Dex-Wis-Con/End) or something. 4 stats.

5th October 2011, 7:34 PM
I guess I'll said it too, Thanks Jason-kun and Wordy for the work you put in making the trope page and the character's sheet. As well as anyone else that edit the page.

Also if Russell get pulled into Friday's Court I don't think he'll be much in the mood to go to the beach. I can see him being really freak out about it, but he'll try to hide it when people are around.

I haven't decide on a weapon for Russell yet either. I was thinking of something blunt or long range. I actually thought of starting him off with a crowbar. I'm going to have a nice montage of him trying different weapons and failing horribly at it.

5th October 2011, 7:47 PM
I thanked Jason I think, but if I missed it thank you both once again. It means alot to me. Seriously.

Also, you don't have to be worried about being drawn into the Court. All newcomers are in on Friday. I don't have to worry about 20 people this time around.

JG is right about what stats I use. It really only affects how you preform tasks such as attempting to push somthing heavy (like in a puzzle when you guys finally get into the School during the Court), or avoiding a trap or attack from the shadows. It also helps during Shadow Self fights, but it just makes you more likely to hit them. It won't be too difficult either way, but I won't always let someone like, lets say Snow, punch a Shadow in the face without reprecussions (not that Ysa would make Snow punch somthing unless absolutely needed).

5th October 2011, 8:13 PM
Thanks for the character page, Wordy. And thank you everyone else for using the page.

5th October 2011, 8:52 PM
My information gathering got me this:

Homeroom Class

Mr. Testa Class Members


Ms. Halls Class Members


I don’t which homeroom she is in.

Miyuki (Sequel is one of the three hadn't posted yet)

So the homeroom are almost evenly distrubuted. So are we waiting for the other two new people to post and Sequel to post?

Yup, you don't just let the other veteran (well more maybe not yet) persona-user there worry about the confused and frighten new guys... Russell stats would not start off very good I think he'll have wisdom and maybe endurance but everything else would probably be a low. I just he can built up on it a little.

5th October 2011, 8:53 PM
Wow, you guys keep these discussion threads active huh?

I just found this and you guys are on page 2 already... O_O Then again, I was out of commission for a few days, so I guess that's partially to blame.

Anyways, I'll have a post up sometime today.

(To throw my two cents in here, I love the Haruhi series.)

I'll get on updating that Trope page if I get the chance, though I think *Jean Grey* is going to beat me to putting up Miyuki's tropes, but I do love anything to do with TV Tropes, so I'll be frequenting the page nonetheless. Also, thanks Wordy and Jason-Kun for setting that up.

The Beach Episode also seems like a fun idea, especially considering Miyuki's limitations in that regard. I can picture her just huddled under an umbrella with a dejected look, maybe building a sandcastle or something as she watches the others run around in the sunlight. But I also agree with the others that it should wait a bit. Maybe do what P3 did and leave it as a mid-story rest-time.

I still have no clue what Miyuki's stats are...

Well, that's all for now. Be back after I can get a post up.

5th October 2011, 9:00 PM
Guys, I doubt I'll get a post up, or even be online, from today until Monday, at least.

Just a warning.

5th October 2011, 11:03 PM
Aww, I was only kidding, but thanks guys. Hopefully as we get more into the meat of the school year instead of just the first two weeks the main page will start to fill up as well as the character sheet.

I'm honestly not sure whether I'd want the beach to fall right before or after Ciara's character development... but it couldn't come right now because I really don't want to miss out and it would be OOC for her to pop up like that, (I'm immensely selfish like that). Actually, if we go with Ysavvryl's 'week before=pressure' idea, then Ciara's will be the opposite of everyone else's as they'll all be being extra-nice to her and trying to melt the shell, and she won't be able to handle it.

Oh, thanks about the stats. I just find all this extra stuff really interesting, especially stuff that isn't necessarily mentioned within the main role play. Hey, we could use this as All There In The Manual on the TVTropes page! I'm not sure what Ciara would be... I think of Kitsune as being a very physical-attack/agility based Persona because of the whole 'transforming body parts' thing, but at the same time Ciara would be kind of fragile by herself.

Ciara's weapon is umbrella! Yay for dual-shelter from rain/killing Shadow action. "Yeah, can you upgrade this umbrella for me? I'd like the fabric to be Teflon, and the tip to have acid."

Do you think that the characters will ever actually see the tarot cards at some point and be referred to by number/arcana name by *insert spiritual being here*?

5th October 2011, 11:35 PM
I can't honestly say I like the pressure idea. An advanced warning given to the player whose character will face their Shadow Self next so that they can plan for it postwise, sure. Other players knowing and having their character put pressure on said character/neglect to realise something's wrong with the character? I don't really see why you'd want to do that/what the benefit of doing that actually is.

6th October 2011, 1:30 AM
What's all this about pressure? I thought it was just the player whose Shadow would appear next gets a PM, then prepares themselves, not everyone knows and starts whaling on the character in question. I don't like that idea either.

Fine, beach ep. can come later. But we can have a Halloween episode, right? Ouran High School style? They celebrate Halloween everywhere, right?

YSA! You're a mod for NaNoWriMo?! I've signed up for that! Looking forward to it. A 50,000 word novel... I can do that. Maybe. :D

Persona Mayonaka Ultimate isn't it? Looks epic. BlazBlue plus Persona. That's like, magic. I could hop around skipping.

Right, PSV, not PS3. Persona 4: The Golden... I'll be getting that. I'll have to take a PSV over a 3DS, really.

Tomorrow is the premiere for P4: The Animation! YAAAY!

Oh, and thank you Wordy for the TVTropes page.

Umbrella? Channeling Mary Poppins, are we? And about the dual bowguns talked about before - utterly impossible. Impossible to reload, even more than dual guns, and crossbow/bowguns are really, really heavy. And recoil would make aiming impossible. Then again, we have scythes, so Rule of Cool could work out...

6th October 2011, 1:31 AM
Of if Filemon even makes an appearence, even if just as a floating butterfly.

6th October 2011, 2:01 AM
@Niihyl: Yup, I am! I did so because last year, I hit a quarter of a million words in November. After Oct 10, you should tell me your username there so I can add you as a buddy.

The duel wield crossbows gave me that impractical idea too. Umbrella as a weapon is always awesome, though.

On the idea of putting pressure on that character, it's more of a writer thing. It may not work out so well for a RPG, but from a drama and story-telling vantage, focusing on the victim works in stories. In a game, well, we do have interesting enough exchanges just by winging it and building off each others responses.

I don't know Snow's stats either... but yes, I doubt I would have him try punching something in the face.

6th October 2011, 2:19 AM
What's all this about pressure? I thought it was just the player whose Shadow would appear next gets a PM, then prepares themselves, not everyone knows and starts whaling on the character in question. I don't like that idea either.

Well it was suggested that everyone could know and have their character add on pressure.

6th October 2011, 2:36 AM


Oh... well, Zinc'll probably tell us how things'll work. And I also want to know if we'll ever figure out our Arcana. Because Mana'll just be like. "Well, that explains a whole lot. DEATH. Never saw that coming."

Oh, and as for a weapon for you Jason, how about the Tessen? Japanese War Fan? Used to deflect arrows, slicing, clubbing, and defense, while still looking feminine? Then again, Samurai used them. (I don't know your character, but Jean Gray said something about that...)

I wants to get moving. Totally.

By the way, happy birthday Ysa! (I'm one day late, but it's okay, let's blame it on time zone shenanigans).

6th October 2011, 2:36 AM
Posted. Write your reactions if any, and then the bell rings allowing you to leave. Mr. Jones will happily tell his students good bye, while Miss halls will wave and continue her work.

*Jean Grey*
6th October 2011, 5:28 AM
Added my trope lists from the old thread, as well as the trope lists others made plus some new ones! ^_^

6th October 2011, 3:20 PM
Cool. I'll try to edit a bit myself. I still need to figure out how to though.

6th October 2011, 3:30 PM
@Niihyl A Tessen might work, depending on whether or not either of my other ideas work. Still running those by Zinc though so we'll see.

And I'd also like our characters to find out their Arcana in some way, that'd be pretty cool.

6th October 2011, 4:51 PM
For the new characters' convenience, a list of the weapons not being used so far are as follows:

- Spear/Naginata/Guan Dao (we've missed almost all polearms, surprisingly enough)
- Axe (we missed this one, too)
- Quarterstaff/Parrying Stick
- War Fan
- Crossbow
- Mace/Club/Hammer
- Throwing Knives / Darts
- Nunchaku
- Whip

If anybody needed ideas. Keep in mind that the more exotic weapons would be incredibly difficult to learn effectively in such a short time span.

I dunno about finding out the Arcana, since while it would be interesting, the tarot deck may be a bit obscure most high-schoolers and our characters don't show any obvious signs of affinity with the suits. However it would definitely be within reason for somebody to realize that everybody's Personas are beings out of mythology and literature (a much more obvious connection), which could also be interesting.

*Jean Grey*
6th October 2011, 4:58 PM
Yeah...we need more pole weapon users! T_T

6th October 2011, 5:00 PM
I know about Tarot. (It's Tare-oh!) Then again, the reason I know is Persona... Hrm. What if we fuse P3 and P4 summoning styles and use the evoker, which... Makes a card appear? Or the gun evoker gets a roman numeral inscribed on it, along with the word? A wizard did it?

Someone should be Roman soldier (Centurion?) and have a big shield and spear.

*Jean Grey*
6th October 2011, 5:10 PM
Roman numeral sounds cool! XD

That would make...

0 - Randy
I - Izzy
II - Clarise
III - Theresa
IV - Mr. Testa
V - Halberd
VII - Kent
VIII - Miyuki
IX - Liza
X - Mr. Wulfgard
XI - Russell
XII - Snow
XIII - Mana
XIV - Sig
XV - Shinai
XVI - Joshua
XVII - Lace
XVIII - Ciara
XIX - Sofiya

6th October 2011, 5:32 PM
Well Clarise is Duel Wielding a Knife and a Tessen. Though I do like the idea of having the Evoker get the roman numeral and card name inscribed on it when first used either permanently or otherwise.

6th October 2011, 5:35 PM
Umm... whip has future uses.
And I had someone who would tell you your arcanas already planned. Don't fret none.
Also, it seems people have a knack for not taking in Bellow High for it's intended purpose. It's not your average high school. For future purposes, take the following statements into account.
The teachers are competent. Students are supervised by some sort of Hall Moniters (Not just student ones. Teachers also patrol.), so school yard violence is kept to a minimum. Teachers can and are encouraged to report mistreatment of students and teachers by any party, and it is handled quite nicely. For students who do poorly, tutors are availiable for after school courses if you wish to take them.

There isn't any dunking any people in garbage cans, or old gum under the desks (The large cleaning staff takes care of this every night.) Plus, anyone causing trouble around the campus, such as bullies, are taken care of by the Crimson Beasts, who have brought it upon themselves over the past week to keep the students safe (Plus, Randy wanted to live up to his self-appointed 'Bancho' title.)

All of this was going to fit in during my own posts, but I thought it would be better here. (This is also getting posted on the front page, for easy referance).

*Jean Grey*
6th October 2011, 5:50 PM
Ohh...Testa has a whip! Cool...I think it would be very entertaining. XD

Zinc, please tell me one of the GMPCs has a pole weapon (Spear? Glaive? Trident?).XD It would look pretty funny for Theresa to have the biggest weapon...and the only pole-ish weapon. XD

6th October 2011, 6:07 PM
We're using pistols/guns as our evokers right? As for weapons go, is there a type of martial arts club where students can borrow equipment from instructors? Lace would work in hand-to-hand for combat but I am looking for an excuse to throw a staff her way.

6th October 2011, 6:09 PM
Wulfgard has one in his arsenal. You can pick one up from him after your first Court.
(All clubs, rules, ect. are on in the first post again.)

6th October 2011, 6:34 PM
What dorms are open? Was planning on having Clarise stay in the dorms. Though if there's a female character with a dorm and it's allowed, maybe she could share with them?

6th October 2011, 6:38 PM
Alright, all new members should be in the sister dorm next door. Just choose any number between:
201-210 (Second Floor)
301-310 (Third Floor)

Which means that you'll be able to interact with people in your own dorm, and next door if you want.

6th October 2011, 6:53 PM
Well then. 202 for Clarise.

6th October 2011, 7:10 PM
Oh I made list of dorm numbers mention in the last discussion thread here it is:

Characters and their Dorm #

Boy’s Floor

Randy is room #202
Snow Fields is room #204
Sigmund is room #206
Mana is room #207
Kent is room #208
JP is room #210
Joshua’s is room #213

Girl’s Floor

Liza is room #301
Sofiya is room #306
Madison is room #309

..... Joshua room is over 210 however... But you never mention anything to him about it that I noticed.

6th October 2011, 8:32 PM
Well the new members are in a different dorm with the same numbering, apparently. Though I'm wondering if Zinc would allow characters to bunk with each other if it'd make sense/the other person would be okay with it.

6th October 2011, 9:32 PM
Yes, but I think it's safe to assume that second floor is for boys and the third floor is for girls. I don't think bunking with other would be a big problem, as long as the person agrees. I mean the school probably have a lot of people staying at the dorm so people sharing a room shouldn't be unusual. But you might want to hear that from Zinc.

6th October 2011, 9:49 PM
Well he said you could pick rooms on either floor so I don't think they're separated by gender.

6th October 2011, 10:14 PM
I feel like he said it somewhere which why everyone of the same gender is on the same floor if you look at my list. But I guess I could be mistaken.

edit: Here I found the post, I am right!

(Like Blivsey, anyone in the RP who got a dorm should end up in the same building. It's mulit story with several rooms on each floor. The first floor is a loung with a couch a couple chairs, and a small TV. The second floor are the boy's rooms, and the third are the girls. When you get there, it's probably best to go to sleep so that we can get on witht he RP. Also, all descriptions used by most players so far have been approved by me before hand. Don't go adding without my permission... Raiden, that means your empty fencing room. There's a fencing coach and captian already. Clubs just don't start until next week.)

6th October 2011, 10:42 PM
oh, well just go in a dorm room in the old dorm and the room numbers are from 1-15. That's makes it all better!
Rooms are private though. You can all be in the dorm, don't worry.

6th October 2011, 11:03 PM
Then I'll take 305? I guess.

7th October 2011, 1:22 AM
Umbrellas are awesome. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozeDlXeEH78) I feel like eating watermelons.

Not quite Mary Poppins level just yet- unless Ms. Halls can upgrade the umbrella to make Ciara float down from the tops of increasingly high buildings, which would be actually awesome. Along with making it bullet-proof, fireproof, windproof, rainproof and poisonous to touch. Hell, forget swords, umbrellas are where it's at. So much potential. I'm joking- OR AM I?

Perhaps not the names, but I like the idea of the numbers eventually being engraved on the Evokers. XVIII... lotsa letters there. I have more letters in my Roman numeral than all of you. Ohohohoho. Seriously, I want to be able to personalise Evokers, just so Ciara's can eventually look like this (http://images.wikia.com/bayonetta/images/5/52/Jeanne_gun.png), if only for the feather. Ciara wants a feather on hers, dagnabbit.

Yeah, can we have a club tally? I just think it would be good if we could see who went where. Ciara does fencing (not by personal choice, due to incentive of extra credit + allowance) but what about everyone else?

For obvious reasons, no dorms for Ciara yet. Can one request a dorm mid-semester if necessary?

7th October 2011, 1:40 AM
Wordy, Wordy, Wordy... How could you forget the infamous umbrella gun? Not only all of the above, but it can fire pellets of deadly neurotoxin! Fun! But that's overpowered. Take away its ability to shield you from rain. There, now it's all good.

By the way, just watched the pilot episode of the Persona 4 Anime. It's just like the game... but still epic. The days changing are done the same way as the games. And the MC is talking without my command. Blasphemy. Eh, ep. 1 was pretty slow, just like in the game. School. But I'm still excited.

Edit: Oh wait, I just watched the first half. That makes sense...

A'ight, Mana's doing Archery Club. I want to put him in an art club. What Arts clubs are the rest of you guys taking? Wouldn't want to be all alone with NPCs. Those guys are uncool. Or maybe MMA, to try and work on physical skills...

7th October 2011, 1:55 AM
Well Clarise is a cheerleader so I was thinking that was her club...

7th October 2011, 2:09 AM
Lace will be in 303 if it's not already taken. In the case of someone already there then she WILL try subtle negotiation. As for clubs, Im leaning more to boxing and swimming as a way to meet new people. A pair of boxing gloves with added metal knuckles or a simple staff'd be keen! :D

7th October 2011, 2:16 AM
Boxing club wouldn't allow metal knuckles... It's a club. As in, Sports...

Wow, the TVTropes Page is filling up! I'd better get to it... But I'm so laaazy....

7th October 2011, 2:17 AM
We haven't reached club status yet, but it was going to happen eventually. Of course, nothing will happen if you guys don't post, am I right? 8D

As far as the RP is concerned, the new comers were always in the dorm, but never really drew attention to themselves. So Lace has always been in 303 if you wish.

Also, you can move in mid-semester, Wordy. Also, Umbrellas are cool... but not as cool as SHOVELS! (I'm a diggin' fool)

EDIT: I'm also a Tropin' Fool now that I know how to do it. TROPES LIKE CRAZY!

7th October 2011, 2:25 AM
Hey, wait, so our little Shadow-Slaying club could become a REAL SCHOOL CLUB? We can be SEES!

Why is it only me and Vivian that have posted so far? Let's get to it!

Umbrellas are cool... but not as cool as SHOVELS... but not as cool as FRYING PANS! (I'm a cookin' fool)


7th October 2011, 3:36 AM
Not SEES... maybe Paranormal Investigations Services Squad?... wait... no, that won't work. (That's getting suggested in the RP... FUN WITH ACRONYMS!)

Also, GTFO my RP... frying pans... what are you, a horse? e.e

Also, if this was a video game, this would be the battle theme no exceptions:

7th October 2011, 3:44 AM
I was thinking something like Court Of Miracles Cleanup Squad.

*Jean Grey*
7th October 2011, 4:14 AM
Zinc, now that you mentioned Randy's character alignment (Neutral Good), I'm fascinated to see everyone's character alignments and add them on TvTropes on my next edit. XD

I guess most of us would be Neutral Good. No way is Theresa or someone like JP Lawful Good. XD I guess we would have some Lawful Goods and even Chaotic Goods...Neutrals even? XD

7th October 2011, 4:35 AM
We need to think of a name for our extracurricular band of warriors! Something that makes a good acronym...

Brigade for Apathy Syndrome Subjugation? [BASS]
Bellow High Defense Corps? [B.H.D.C.] (doesn't spell anything, but works well regardless)
Paranormal Investigation and Expulsion Squad? [PIES]

Hey, what they're doing has got to count as volunteer work or a service to the school or something, right? Can we at least get a bit of extra credit?

Also, as far as the metal knuckles go, we've already got two fist-fighters. Again I call for someone to take up polearms or axes! With axes, we can make dwarf jokes!

*Jean Grey*
7th October 2011, 4:44 AM
Shortest character gets an axe!

Yeah, I'd like to hear dwarf jokes alright. XD Would be even funnier if the axe-wielder is really short...or tall. XD I just hope either Shinai or Izzy uses a spear or any pole weapon. Well, Shinai would look nice with a pitchfork polearm weapon, and Izzy, being short...would be a nice victim to dwarf jokes.

7th October 2011, 6:15 AM
In the whole Shin Megami Tensei scheme of things, Mana'd probably fall under Chaotic Good. Not a fan of being controlled or obsessive order. The SMT series doesn't seem to like happy endings.

Law: The world becomes utterly controlled by YHWH/Tetragrammaton/God, and all free will is removed.

Chaos: Utter anarchy where the strong rule.

Neutral: F*ck everyone and kill both sides. Most 'good' for regular humans I guess.


... Control of Invisible Abnormalities? (CIA)?
Bellow Emotional/Evil/Ethereal Aberration Subjugation Team? (BEAST. We could be an extension of the Crimson Beasts)
Shadow Subjugation Squad (SSS)
Holy Order of Pwning Evil (HOPE)
Classic 'Ghostbusters'?

I vote for PISS.

7th October 2011, 7:19 AM
We could always go with the SOS Brigade (Supernatural Outbreak Suppression Brigade) or an alternate expansion for SEES (Student Ensemble for the Eradication of Shadows), though I think that might be lifting a bit too directly.

Despite adding ideas, I really like the idea of BEAST (E standing for Ethereal, perhaps?) being an extension of Crimson Beasts. Fits nicely with what's already in place.

Yeah, I've noticed that about the SMT series, but Persona seems to focus on single endings. The only Persona game I'm familiar (3/FES) with has one canon (neutral-good) and one "bad" ending (closer to a Nonstandard Game Over (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NonstandardGameOver)), and the other Persona games sound as though they handle it similarly.
P.S. - Can't really think of anything better than Neutral Good for Sig. Not rebellious enough to count as chaotic, but not far enough in the other direction to qualify as lawful.

7th October 2011, 8:16 AM
The shortest character is Snow but the second shortest would be Russell, 5'1". I was actually considering giving him an axe but it would be too heavy for him (or maybe that's just Shinijiro's axe). But that would be quite amusing, he'll get angry and try to outdo everyone that made fun of him. He would actually fit the part of dwarf just fine since he had red hair too :D

I was actually hoping Jason-kun would reply to me but I guess I could still post without hearing what Clarise says. I'll get a post up soon.

As for clubs athletic undecided but I decided Drama for his art club though I still also might have him trying to get a cooking club started.

*Jean Grey*
7th October 2011, 2:17 PM
Gogogo! Theresa would really like a cooking club! XD Theresa's current club is Dance.

Russell does seem like a funny victim for dwarf jokes...maybe have an axe as his alternate? XD

7th October 2011, 2:31 PM

It's okay Houou, we all love you. In a totally platonic and non-weird way. You just have too much other stuff to do compared to us that live on Serebii. Which is incomprehensible, really.

Yes, we do care about you and your wacky shenanigans! Even time zones or sudden schoolwork loads cannot separate us! Perhaps!

D'aww, you guys <3

'Bout the Suzumiya thing (yes, I'm still stuck there, blame yourselves), I DO like the other characters (especially, yeah, Kyon, Itsuki and Yuki), it's just that the fact that Haruhi is the main character and ALWAYS THERE makes me headwall. I've still watched all the eps of the first season though, and might continue at some point... maybe. I hear Haruhi disappears at some point?

Oh and LM, the Itsuki/Kyon thing wasn't a joke 8> And Haruhi throwing a fit just makes it that much better!

Yeah, my thanks to all those who made effort with the TvTropes page, too. It's awesome to have one.

Sofiya's in the MMA club, btw, if it matters.

Also, sorry for not posting. Just that... exams week + Lots of logical calculations homework + homework that requires us to rate the usability of EVERYTHING WE SEE + hospital and medicine I need to take for two weeks (leaving me even MORE tired) = NO time for a life. And I've slept, like, five hours in total in the past four days, so I'm spending this day snoring. I'll post tomorrow morning, which is... nighttime for you guys? Which Timezone is everyone in, anyway? Out of curiosity.

7th October 2011, 2:43 PM
Yeah, they sure do seem to have fun on this thread. I just wish the same effort was in the RP thread... huh.
Still waiting for Kuiria. If she (which I'm assuming is the gender, I'm probably wrong) doesn't post before we enter the court, her position will be opened up.

I also like the BEAST acronym, but where does the 'T' come in, the 'squad' should be 'team', eh?

7th October 2011, 3:44 PM
The 'squad' should porbably be replaced with 'team' in the acronymm, yes.

And sorry I haven't posted yet, was waiting on GoldenHouou to post but I guess I can whip up something and post today.

7th October 2011, 4:13 PM
Planning to post tonight with responses to Miyuki and Mana, just got some work to do now.

And Joshua is most likely to fall under Lawful Good.

7th October 2011, 4:39 PM
Yeah, Team, not Squad. That was a mistake... We are BEAST! Bellow Ethereal Aberration Subjugation Team!

"We are so totally f*cking BEAST."

But really, Randy's already the (Hagane no siscon Banchou!! Yep, P4MC has officially by Atlus been confirmed to be a Siscon...) Bancho, and we could all be roadies/peacekeepers for the band. Also gives us an excuse to all pack into a couple of vans and drive around if unusual Court happenings happen in other cities/parts of Bellow.

Anyone want to support JP/Joshua? ThatCameOutWrongShipping? Please?

Can we throw the dwarf? And dude, I get to be Legolas. :D

*Jean Grey*
7th October 2011, 4:44 PM
Alright. So, the current tally is...

Lawful Good: Joshua
Neutral Good: Sig, Randy
Chaotic Good: Mana

I'm thinking JP may be Neutral Good or Chaotic Good, but I may be wrong. Snow...Lawful Good or Neutral Good.

Theresa...not Lawful, she's not exactly a rule follower, and her being held back, her tendencies to enjoy messing up with unspoken school hierarchies (showing more skin than what is expected of "new girls"), and the fact that she had the nerve to get a navel ring in front of the practically-Lawful Evil Vittoria reflects this. She's obviously a nice enough person though. Would she be more fitting for a Neutral or Chaotic alignment? I suspect Neutral, but I could be wrong.

7th October 2011, 4:57 PM
What I liked about the original 'alignment' was that the choices weren't 'good' and 'evil' but Law and Chaos. You could choose chaos while being a good guy. Sometimes, it just feels like they just use Chaos for evil and Law for good. Which I never liked. I don't like playin douchebags in video games, but the Law alignment just rubs me the wrong way. No, I don't want to be a mindless slave to the system, thank you very much. A dog-eat-dog world would be preferable thanks. (And in Devil Survivor, chaos nets you an epic cape!)

So, JG, would Theresa pick the side of demons or angels? And niceness and chaos are different. We're all technically 'good' so this is just disposition. I'd say Chaotic Good. Maybe Neutral Good, but leaning more to chaos.

7th October 2011, 5:05 PM
Clarise would probably be Neutral Good. Possibly.

*Jean Grey*
7th October 2011, 5:13 PM
Yup...she does seem to be Neutral. XD I dunno, but I usually get the impression that seniors are less likely to be Lawful (except Joshua) XD

7th October 2011, 5:23 PM
Read the TvTropes articles for the alignments before you decide guys. As a DM I know that alignment is alot trickier than it seems. Even after dividing it 9 ways, each path also has a bit of differintiation.

Lawful Good for example can come in 3 flavors:
1: Putting Good Before Law. Respect the Law when possible, but do the morally right thing no matter what.
2: Putting Law before Good. Uphold the law and leave the morals to someone else. You have a job.
3. Balance. Attempt to combine the top 2 options. Often leads to personal dilemas.

Lawful Good does not equal Lawful Stupid.They use the law for good. If they end up using it for anything else they are no longer Lawful Good. The idea that Law can be abused and used for the persons own advancement and to keep others in complete control falls MUCH better under the Lawful Evil alignment, or Lawful Nuetral in less extreme circumstances.

Mana seems more True Neutral to me, really.
Lawful and Chaotic are not limited to Good and Evil.
Lawful Evil and Neutral evil are scarrier than Chaotic evil in my opinion. One that does what ever pleases him the most and one that has an organized army and his own damn country.

I'm also not requiring you to be good. You were drug into the Court because you're a strong person. Not because you're good. You might be doing this just to keep yourself alive. I'm not restricting you here.

7th October 2011, 5:38 PM
So there already a pair of fist-type fighters? Lace will use the staff in pretty basic form (like Donatello, non-parry?).

With the idea of a secret team established to fight those monsters, would any of the faculty be willing to set something up for us? Badges & Blazers!!

7th October 2011, 5:40 PM
Maybe an armband?
The jacket would be red if we had it though, if it would be an branch of the Crimson Beasts.

.:Lemon Tea:.
7th October 2011, 7:08 PM
Whoa....I agree with all those who were surprised by the massive, extreme bombardment of posts! 5 pages in such a short time :D

I haven't looked at the thread in around two days because I got sick, lost my voice, and tried chicken soup to make everything better.

I think Kent would be in the Balance section that Zinc mentioned, which is Chaotic Good? The first one was Lawful Good and the second one mentioned was Neutral Good...right? :O While he tries to obey the law, he tries to do what he views as right-but not often what it lawful. I think he would follow more on King's decisions on civil disobedience and wouldn't obey laws that subjugate human and are extremely unfair.

And Jason-Kun, I think it is something else, I keep getting a -page cannot display- error when I try to edit....But I also DON'T have an account so that could be accounted in as well....o-o

At at Sig trying the herbal teas....Blivsey...The first thought that popped up was 'lemon..tea?' Even though that technically isn't a herbal tea at all (jasmine tea is delicious if you ever wanted Sig to talk about a herbal tea)..

I think Kent would be in the Debate team under the Arts section...But I have a feeling that he's going to be swayed by the current events happening (all the random shetniz from the Court along with the fact that no one else would be doing debate) and pick a club that might help him survive a bit more....Something that might actually link him to tonfas. Not sure currently, any advice?

And at Niihyl, I think that shipping would be more like We'rebothstraightsowhyarewehere shipping. But I'll support it. For the lulz.

7th October 2011, 8:08 PM
Dang. You guys keep active don't you? 5 pages.... man. By the time I catch up reading it, there's more posts!

BEAST just sounds cool. Plus the Band tie in would be a nice way to go about it too, and if It can get school club level recognition... then its even better.

As for character alignment... I think Miyuki fits best under Lawful Good. Namely the Good over Law type that Zinc mentioned.

For clubs... I think Miyuki was still going after Drama Club. She's really not the sporty type, so no athletic club for her. Although if the BEAST Club gets confirmed...

I also prefer the Law v Chaos over the Good v Evil. It allows for a lot more freedom and more shades of gray.

I think I'll wait for SoS to post before I do. Just to see his reply. Speaking of which, I wonder if Improbable Aiming Skills (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ImprobableAimingSkills) is going to apply to Miyuki's note passing technique...

7th October 2011, 9:21 PM
@Lemon Tea
No, all three I mentioned were forms of Lawful Good. You can be in any of them an d still be considered as such. You can still be Lawful good and put Good over the law. 8D

7th October 2011, 11:37 PM
Russell does seem like a funny victim for dwarf jokes...maybe have an axe as his alternate? XD

I will give him an axe then but I'm going to get him to gradually learn to use. He'll build up his strength (Haha, get it he's the Strength Arcana) so he can use it then chop down Mana(or Niihyl ) for throwing him... Now we're the same height! ...And that why you don't throw dwarves, gnomes are fair game though ;)

I'm in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT -5), just so ya know.

Alignment... Neutral or Chaotic Good for Russell? He kind of a little rebellious but tries to not be thought badly about... I'm really not sure.

I like Lemon Tea shipping name more.

... I think I replied to everything that matters you chatty people. By the way, I trying out editing the trope page and put in some stuff about Russell if anyone cares.

7th October 2011, 11:40 PM
Still trying to think of tropes for Clarise myself. Would love to get some input/help from you all.

As for things like armbands for BEAST, maybe we could do specially made jackets/rings instead?

7th October 2011, 11:43 PM
We'll cross that bridge when we get there mate. We need to focus on the now.

8th October 2011, 12:48 AM
A lawful evil enemy would be constrained by his own rules. If the enemy starts changing around the rules, that heads into neutral or chaos area. A chaotic evil enemy would be unpredictable, and unbound by moral or other constraints. But they end up like Orc hordes a lot, uncontrolled, wild, and lacking in strategy.

So, Neutral Evil, performing evil while obeying the rules when it suits him, and breaking the rules when they do not. Self serving to the extreme.

Whereas Neutral Good involves obeying the rules, but breaking them without a second thought if it's to do the good thing. The most 'good' alignment.

True Neutral is self-serving, I suppose, and not bound by any requirements. I like to think Mana'll stay good for now, unless more people start dying and he becomes unable to deal with past grief, etc. When will Persona evolutions happen?

I would actually like a game with the following alignment scales:

Fame-Infamy (So you could be an evil monster, but if you kill all witnesses, no one knows you're evil. It always felt weird that everyone on earth suddenly knows I'm evil in games like inFamous when I killed all the civilians nearby. Who told people?)

Oh, and of course:

Cynical-Idealistic. I'm Cynical-Good. ;)

Yeah, BEAST is nice, right? Fits in with the pre-established setting. But no red armbands. That's just asking for Nazi references.

Hey, there are lots of yaoi shippings for straight characters. There are even Nevermetshippings. And are you sure JP is straight? -.- Mana was going to be bi, before it was changed due to liek EVERYONE being homosexual or bisexual. So, BEAST might be required clubwise. Maybe Mana should join Josh in Drama. I like acting. But no musicals. Singing is bad. As is dancing.

NOOOOO!!! You'll never find out where I live!!! ... Pacific Standard... Or summat like that. West Coast of the US of A. I don't know the exact GMT - though.

8th October 2011, 3:00 AM
These don't really affect anything you know, Niihyl. :p
I think you meant you want to play a video game with that, but I can assure you that no one here will have there character know your evil if you slaughter someone and all the witnesses. Ok?

8th October 2011, 4:40 AM
I don't like pinning alignments on characters unless it's certain. And with Snow being under The Hanged Man, it's uncertain. Anyhow, I'm in Central Standard Time.

I've been looking at the TVTropes pages. Pretty neat... could someone add The White Prince (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheWhitePrince) to Snow, pretty please? That was my inspiration for him. And if there's someone piano or music related that'll fit him, that'd be great. Thank you.

*Jean Grey*
8th October 2011, 7:06 AM
Hmm...for Clarise?

-You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark Blue.
-Black and White Beauty
-The Cheerleader: Averted, she's a nice girl.

8th October 2011, 7:17 AM
Black and White beauty doesn't fit, she lacks the skin color needed for it. Other two fit well though.

*Jean Grey*
8th October 2011, 7:30 AM
Oh, plus "Every Girl is Cuter with Hair Decs"!

8th October 2011, 7:42 AM
This is true. Wonder if there's a trope for eye contacts, since she wears them. Meh, we're getting way offtopic. I'll ask over on the actual page.

*Jean Grey*
8th October 2011, 8:01 AM
I've searched...nothing turned up. XD

Now that I've put it on the trope page, I can confirm that Theresa is afraid of needles. XD Zinc, there should be a checkup soon, I wanna make Theresa cause a scene. (Oldest student afraid of needles will be quite a sight. XD)

9th October 2011, 3:50 PM
Wait, Mods can change thread names right? Well, time to go grovel at the feet of my aquaintence, RL.

Also, does anyone know how to add a picture to a TV Tropes page? I was thinking of adding as many drawn character portraits as I could.

9th October 2011, 4:14 PM
Use the Image Uploader (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/uploadform.php).

*Jean Grey*
9th October 2011, 4:15 PM
I think you'll have to upload the image first. After that, you get the image's URL, then paste it on the editing part...under the headers I guess, based on how I read the editing boxes of other pages...

Edit: NINJA'D!

9th October 2011, 6:37 PM
Hmm... we mentioned that the dorms have a kitchen before - how well is it stocked, generally? Might be doing some experimentation there. Also, school lunches aside, how does the meal situation work for students? They're on their own? (I tend to ask lots of questions about details I use once or twice, BTW)

Ooh, drawn character portraits! Should be nice (though I did lift Sig's design pretty much entirely off another character (http://souleater.wikia.com/wiki/Kirikou_Rung) in the first place).

[Central US Time Zone (GMT -6), since everyone seems to be throwing that around now.]

9th October 2011, 11:05 PM
Damnit, interwebz ate my post. That's what I get for stealing wifi xD
YOU SHUSH, it was that or not getting online at all!

But damn guys, 4 pages O.o

Onto the discussion:

And we totally need red jackets! or red anything! if only so that we can eventually look something like this: http://www.google.pt/imgres?q=agito&um=1&hl=pt-PT&sa=N&rlz=1C1AVSA_enPT437PT437&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=BOrQf1UgOEy4-M:&imgrefurl=http://startplaystation.blogspot.com/2011/01/final-fantasy-type-0-e-na-verdade-agito.html&docid=C8DEh4V6EfNazM&w=1179&h=867&ei=N5eRTtTWIomw8QOIpIwz&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=742&vpy=169&dur=1456&hovh=138&hovw=188&tx=105&ty=52&page=2&tbnh=129&tbnw=175&start=11&ndsp=10&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:11

on to that alignment discussion:

JP is a big True Neutral. I had a big argument to prove it too but interwebz was hungry and decided to have it. Damnz it. basically: he's selfish, self centered, cares little about his friends, likes to consider himself superior to most. Also, remember the bar scene? JP walks into a bar, and mops the floor with the bouncer, just cause he felt infuriated at how he had been humiliated in the Court (and Diego died, too. Minor detail xD) also, he's Persona not only knoes Mudo, but is also historically Lawful Evil.

The reason JP cant be considered XXX Evil is because he, himself, isnt. He holds treason as the single worst thing one can do to another human being, and that includes cheating and other things (note how the two most important woman in his life, Maria and his mom, both betrayed him one way or the other) and holds his own code of conduct (which he dislikes to break, but will absolutely do so if the need arises, like one of the boss Shadows in the court)

As for Terri, she's Neutral Good. No doubts about that. in my opinion, its not that she dislikes laws, its just that she doesn't give a crap about them and does what she believes is right, or apropriate (her actions and her clothing kinda reflect this) throwing Lawful alignment out the window. As for Chaotic... She just isn't. As I said, she acts acording to what she believes is right! She uses her morals. Chaotic doesn't use moral, they use rationality, or some other such and such.

Correct me if i'm wrong JG.

PS: GMT + Zero

10th October 2011, 3:57 AM
Razor Leaf has changed the thread name! It's no longer 'Pesona', it's 'Persona'!
Everyone thank our friendly mod!

10th October 2011, 10:09 AM
Thank you almighty Razor_Leaf! May you get as many critical hits as Venusaur did in generation 1!

10th October 2011, 1:44 PM
Oh dear me... I feel so lost now. The real world is not being friendly at all to me in terms of free time, so I've had no time at all to read through the past RPG or the rest of this Discussion Thread, even. I have schoolwork, including two midterms coming up which I have not studied for. I have a job, which takes up my weekend nights. I have an internship I need to get caught up on. I have pressures to apply for graduate school. AND on top of that, I have my own RPG (Sword of Destiny) to run. ...Yeah. Being a college senior is fun, isn't it?

Well, I've already stayed up very late posting in my own RPG (it's quarter to 5AM where I live), so I might as well stay up all night to work on my first post for this RPG... just be aware that I might not be able to post very often this month. Fortunately my job lasts only during the Halloween season, so I should have more free time to post come November.

EDIT: Okay, I finished my first post. I know it's not much, but it's the best I can do when I'm tired after a long night at work...

11th October 2011, 3:40 AM
..... Sigmund= Chocolate Superman n__n Sorry that just amused me I think I like Lace and her crazy little thoughts.

Yay, Kiruria isn't going to be booted... I stumbled upon some tropes I thought fitted Halberd tell me what you think if you happen to come around?

Bryan ‘Halberd’ Donneley

Man in a Kilt (tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ManInAKilt): He wears one.
Genius Bruiser (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GeniusBruiser): Good with technology/gadgets and he is a big, stocky guy.

Also since Zincspider didn't answer and I'm curious about it myself I shall requote Blivsey last statement.

Hmm... we mentioned that the dorms have a kitchen before - how well is it stocked, generally? Might be doing some experimentation there. Also, school lunches aside, how does the meal situation work for students? They're on their own? (I tend to ask lots of questions about details I use once or twice, BTW)

*Jean Grey*
11th October 2011, 11:54 AM
Drawn character portraits? I'd like to see how Theresa and the other characters would be portrayed...XD (Theresa's hair color and eye color are similar to a character from Nip/Tuck...I think her name was Gina...the one who got pushed off the building. XD)

Strange question again...if the characters had job classes...which job class name would each of them have, based on weapons and perhaps Persona?

-I'd say Sig has to be some kind of Brawler
-Joshua has to be a Red Mage (I don't think Clerics use swords)
-Miyuki is the closest thing to a Paladin that we have! XD
-Snow is our Spoony Bard I guess.
-JP is a Reaper...I'm not so sure.

11th October 2011, 2:17 PM
JP would be a straight up Fighter. Nothing strange there. He just wants to kill better more faster.

Also, kitchens are not fully stocked. There availiable for anyone who brings their own food.

Next, Niedude what have you created?

11th October 2011, 5:13 PM
Oh GH, you CRAZY. I'm loving the idea of Sofiya skipping up to Shinai in a skimpy top and mini-skirt, and just saying "Sex?" to him, and his reaction... I can't even imagine.


11th October 2011, 5:25 PM
Oh GH, you CRAZY. I'm loving the idea of Sofiya skipping up to Shinai in a skimpy top and mini-skirt, and just saying "Sex?" to him, and his reaction... I can't even imagine.


I just couldn't pass it up when it was so deliciously set up for me, just... I wouldn't have forgiven myself. And yeah, Zinc, YOU CAN'T HIDE SHINAI FOREVER! Sofiya WILL find him and there WILL be hilariousness.

That's almost the exact image I got, btw <8D And it's awesome.

Ffff, like I thought, most of your time zones differ so much from mine. I think niedude's the closest; I'm GMT+3.

I seriously don't know about the alignments. Halp? ;; True Neutral? Because she does a lot of what she does to keep herself happy, and she thinks everyone's doing the same. None of the Evil alignments suit her, but at the same time I think any of the Good alignments are too... "good" for her. She's friendly, and she isn't selfish on purpose, but yeah.

11th October 2011, 5:39 PM
He's at the library. Go for it.

11th October 2011, 5:54 PM
Got it. Though I don't think I can do it right away, because there's no way Sofiya could know he's at the library. But the time will come.

EDIT: I think Sofiya'd be a Thief, as far as classes go. 'Cause she has a knife. And. Stuff.

11th October 2011, 6:36 PM

My god, what have I done indeed? xD

Face it you people, I have created Josh is Gay, and now I have created nimpho-Sofiya! I AM THE GOD OF RPG COMMEDY

11th October 2011, 6:41 PM
HEY, WAIT A MINUTE. I demand some glory from this too. You just threw me the opportunity, I utilized it, therefore I am more winner than thou.

WE SHALL FIGHT THIS OUT. NO ITEMS, FINAL DESTINATION. BRING IT! >8D Pretty pwease, I just want an excuse to fight 8<

I do salute you for the baking bunnies = sex thing, though. Because I HAVE been using it, and it has been beautiful. "You want to do WHAT with me now?"

*Jean Grey*
11th October 2011, 6:45 PM
I dare you to have Sofiya ask Terri to go shopping with her. XD I wanna see her try Terri's fashion sense with disastrous results.

11th October 2011, 6:53 PM
Dare accepted! I mean, I actually recall mentioning in Sofiya's Sign Up that she liked Terri's clothes and considered asking her to go shopping with her.

... Hey. Hey, I think... I know just how to do it, too. 8D

*Jean Grey*
11th October 2011, 6:58 PM
Perfect! XD Here's an idea of Terri's general fashion sense:


Yeah, she'd have to wear the strangest clothing alright. This set includes a Halloween costume, winter clothes (in a mini skirt and fishnets), swimwear, formal outfit (ehh...corset, underwear bottoms and overskirt)...and nightwear (lingerie!)

11th October 2011, 8:43 PM
It's not really that strange in the clothing department, JG. We don't have to keep emphasising that >.> It's a bit weird... but nothing people aren't used to by now. If she were wearing a stop-sign or somthing, that would be outrageous 8D.

In other news, I'll be posting tomorrow. New members, my eye is on you. If you want to stick around after this first Court, let me know. And I don't mean through a PM. I want you to post. Often.

Older members, you can't escape either. Talking is all good here, but we can never acomplish any of these things if we just chat here. Plus, I'd like to keep this about the RP. We don't need 'what is your character' questionaires all the time. They're nice, but we don't need them so often.

Sorry I'm a little sour today, but I believe this stuff needed to be said. I'm getting Halls on you guys.

11th October 2011, 11:07 PM
HEY, WAIT A MINUTE. I demand some glory from this too. You just threw me the opportunity, I utilized it, therefore I am more winner than thou.

WE SHALL FIGHT THIS OUT. NO ITEMS, FINAL DESTINATION. BRING IT! >8D Pretty pwease, I just want an excuse to fight 8<

I do salute you for the baking bunnies = sex thing, though. Because I HAVE been using it, and it has been beautiful. "You want to do WHAT with me now?"

OH YOU'RE ON *****
I choose the location!
The puppy park!
We're gonna tear that **** up!

It's not really that strange in the clothing department, JG. We don't have to keep emphasising that >.> It's a bit weird... but nothing people aren't used to by now. If she were wearing a stop-sign or somthing, that would be outrageous 8D.

In other news, I'll be posting later tonight. New members, my eye is on you. If you want to stick around after this first Court, let me know. And I don't mean through a PM. I want you to post. Often.

Older members, you can't escape either. Talking is all good here, but we can never acomplish any of these things if we just chat here. Plus, I'd like to keep this about the RP. We don't need 'what is your character' questionaires all the time. They're nice, but we don't need them so often.

Sorry I'm a little sour today, but I believe this stuff needed to be said.


12th October 2011, 1:51 AM

Huh...? Er... this thread just went in an odd direction. Nympho-Sofiya? Well, that's what I get for being gone for so long. WAIT WHAT WE STARTED COURT FUNCTIONS...? WITHOUT ME? WHYYYY? Wait, no, that didn't happen, after skimming through posts.

Hurray for baking bunnies though. We should all bake bunnies. We can blame the AIDS we'll all end up with from the blood in the CoM on a massive baking bunnies party. ... The school counselors will love that. But do you bake chocolate bunnies? You're really just melting chocolate and putting it in a mold, then refrigerating. Unless they're not chocolate bunnies, and actually bread in bunny... shapes...?

Time for me to spend a few days catching up to everything. ... My god, I don't want to... I just want to procrastinate until the Court of Miracles begins... Did anyone talk to Mana that I should know about?

A friendly reminder that there is no such thing as real life, there is only afk. Thank you, and good bye.

12th October 2011, 10:43 AM
^Joshua did, but it was mostly just small talk, him replying to your suggestion of taking a nap earlier. Nothing major.

EDIT: I'm also kind of waiting to see what Sequel does before I post again, if Joshua's going to be able thank Miyuki properly or not.

12th October 2011, 9:52 PM
Wow... my last post was a bit harsh.
Sorry guys. I was a bit stressed last night. but I will be posting in a bit.

12th October 2011, 10:10 PM
WHEW. I finally read through the entire discussion thread.

@InnerFlame: Brilliant ideas you have there! Both of those TV Tropes describe Halberd really well! Well almost. "Man in a Kilt" certainly does, and Halberd in fact does wear something underneath it. But that's only because of school pressures and an embarrassing moment during his freshman year that involved curious schoolmates, a gust of wind from a manhole, and trouble with an equally curious teacher.

The Genius Bruiser describes his personality very well. However, Halberd isn't really that brawny... just stocky. He has pretty average strength for his size, which I guess is saying a lot if he's around tiny people.

As far as alliance goes... Halberd would probably be the third type of Lawful Good. On one hand, he is well aware of the laws and their importance. On the other, he's technically a gangster and is the adopted brother of a thief, so he clearly is fine with defying laws in favour of other morals. But he does so in a mature and sneaky fashion, according to a set of moral principles the Black Cat Bandits as a whole set up.

As for weapons... I had the idea that the tip and edges of Halberd's saber can become sharp when he's in the presence of a Shadow and/or his Persona, so that he could use it as a weapon. Would that be okay?

Alternatively, Halberd could have a halberd as a weapon, which is sort of like an axe.

I live in a place where thousands of banana slugs crawl around underneath the redwood trees. This place is, like Niihyl's, on the west coast of the US (so Pacific time). And I am female, in case you were wondering.

So yayness, I finally feel an accepted member of this group. :3 Well almost. I currently have no idea how Halberd's gonna get into the Court of Miracles. Especially since he lives off-campus in an apartment and has no interest in going to the concert tonight. (However, if his going to the concert is absolutely necessary, I have an idea about how he could get involved in it... ;) )

12th October 2011, 11:58 PM
Well, I posted, and it's quite possibly my favorite post I've made so far.

15th October 2011, 3:49 AM
By the by, you guys can still post your little 'what blank is your character' quizes here. I'm fine with it.

Also, Wordy, your racking up some serious negative karma, my friend. 8D
Ciara's a b!tch! Like... seriously. Her shadow's gonna be HUGE.

15th October 2011, 5:19 AM
^ Totally agree, I read Wordy recent post and I was just gapping thinking that was completely unnecessary. I feel sorry for Miyuki yet I'm really want to see how the shy girl will response...

Tektek.org does not like my computer... it refuses to show me anything in the box where the person is suppose to be... It did worked a couple of times but now it won't work at all... Maybe I'll just stick to drawing by hand. On that note I'm going to try to draw everyone... I did sketches of all the GMPCs and about half of players characters. I'll share it when I finish and hopefully it won't look too bad.

*Jean Grey*
15th October 2011, 7:42 AM
You did? I wanna see Russell...Dwarf!Russell! most of all. XD I imagine his Halloween costume being some kind of dark-looking dwarf.

Who did you draw? I'm interested in your renditions. ;)

15th October 2011, 8:49 AM
Well I they're just rough sketches right now but other than the seven GMPCs I'm going in order everyone sign-up in the thread. I'm currently on Joshua, because I had a terrible time getting Thersea to look right to me... but going back from the one I'm on I've drawn: Thersea, Russell, Snow, Sigmund (had a little trouble with his hair), and Ciara. Okay not exactly half but hey, that most of the people on the first page.

Also drew three rough draft of what I think the school looks like from a top view. By the third one I finally got smart and used a ruler to make nice straight lines for the hallways.

15th October 2011, 8:20 PM
Class assignments? Sig is more of a Monk than a Brawler, I'd wager! (monks are more rounded and come with basic magic, brawlers tend to just be physical)
Sofiya might be a thief class by virtue of wielding a knife, or that I can't think of a better fit (scout?)
Theresa is apparently a Black Mage by my once-over (bows are an acceptable mage weapon - see FFIV). Earth magic and a farm-tool weapon might qualify her as a druid.
Kent.... hasn't been in battle yet, and other info in that department is scarce. We'll see.
Miyuki seems like a defensive Paladin - shield and white magic.
Snow would be a White Mage/Bard, yes.
Josh's healing/support and rapier would pretty much make him an offensive paladin. Red mage implies a near-even rounding of ability (though he gets close to this, too).
Mana? Ranger. Just because he's got a bow.
JP and Randy are definitely straightforward warriors. Easy.
Garret was a bit different, but pretty much a Knight/Spellblade/Magic Knight, though the magic is less prevalent.

Or, alternatively, they're all varying degrees of Summoner classes. Solved! :D

Halloween costume? Are we going to have a Halloween one-off, too? Everyone could dress up as their Persona and... wait... non-humanoids. And the guys in drag. I call Blue Phoenix Ranger, then.

Going to try to get a post up today, but then I'll probably be off until Monday afternoon. Midterms and all that.

15th October 2011, 8:39 PM
@ Zincspider: Ciara has pretty much sealed away her nice side. She's convinced herself that the world is full of jerks and humanity is pretty much (with few exceptions) a bunch of assholes ravaging the planet, and decided that the only way to protect herself from that was to become as equally mean, and over the years she's sort of Became The Mask and lost her niceness to others (apart from with her family, where she's pretty much the opposite to Public Ciara).

Yeah, so her Shadow's going to be incredibly tough for her. Also, people will be less likely to run in and help due to her aggression and hostility.

Miyuki's a good warmup because the character herself is rather shy and introverted. The real fun begins when Ciara comes up against someone who is more willing to get into an argument. Or alternatively, when she makes fun of the fact that everyone is calling the school's pharmacist 'sensei' like the pretentious fools they are. Ohohohohohoho (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjeIUARpuUE&feature=related)!

Yeah, expect lots of pettiness and aimed-low insults (well, she'll have to aim low to hit Russell and Snow! Ohohohohoho), aside from the people she can stand, who will number in at around three.

Ooh, you've drawn Ciara? It's always interesting to see how people interpret my characters, so is it possible for you to show us your sketches at some point?

15th October 2011, 9:51 PM
Sketches not likely (even though I think my Ciara sketch looks pretty good), but I'll probably show off my revamped version if nothing happens to my scanner before then. Though you don't need to worry about it, it's still a fairly new scanner so it should be quite awhile before it breaks.

...Yeah, I don't think there will be anyway Russell would be wearing a Dwarf outfit especially if someone made fun of him about it. Unless his siblings give it to him or someone he likes gives it to him. But so far hasn't made really made any friends so that would be a bit N-O. But wouldn't that be fun if had that to wear on in the play or something? By the way I'm still going to get him to join Drama Club, so his current clubs are Cooking and Drama.

Channeling Russell... Ciara is going to be on his hate list. I guess he'll add to her belief that everyone is really a jerk because he'll definitely will not tolerate being insulted by a person that he barely know.

16th October 2011, 1:29 AM
And didn't the last thread end with a half-answered question of what partner Pokémon our characters would have? Sig has Breloom, no question. Grass/Fighting is a great fit. (Also, a fairly accurate personality quiz result (http://www.dragonflycave.com/wpay/mew.gif) for Sig).

Oh, Ciara. Not the kind of person you'd like in real life, but fun to interact with in a forum game setting. I can see this creating interesting conflicts down the line... for now, though, I can't help but feel sad for poor lil' Miyuki/Mew-mew.

Anyway, here's the real reason for my post. Here is a rough timeline of the series so far, noting any dates wherein role-play or major plot events happen:

Unspecified dates, 1996: Previous incident involving the Court of Miracles at the site currently occupied by Bellow High. Further details are unknown, though Garret Wulfgard seems very familiar with these events.

Sunday/10 August 2011: Garret Wulfgard confirms that the Court of Miracles is again in effect at Bellow High.

Monday/11 August 2011: Beginning First day of school. Most characters move into campus housing, begin interaction. Day played out in-game beginning here (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=525418).

Thursday/14 August 2011: Further character interaction, no major plot events. Day played out in-game beginning here (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=525418&page=4).

Friday/15 August 2011: First student involvement in Court of Miracles. Diego Vendrix's Shadow Self appears, wins against students in fight. Diego Vendrix is killed by his Shadow Self. Students introduced to Court are Mana Shizuko, Sofiya Ignatova, Miyuki Tachibana, Joaquim Pereira, Joshua Sands, Theresa Del Monico, Diego Vendrix, Sigmund Okonkwo, Randy Clopin and Snow Fields. Day played out in-game beginning here (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=525418&page=7).

Saturday/16 August 2011: Garret Wulfgard begins giving combat training to the students involved in the Court of Miracles. Students use the Persona ability for the first time. Students introduced to the Court are Minami Umehara, Kent Lockewood. Day played out in-game beginning here (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=525418&page=11).

Sometime Between Sunday and Wednesday (17 and 20 August): Liza Monroe is introduced to the Court.

Monday/18 August 2011: Club activities begin.

Thursday/21 August 2011: Randy Clopin is severely injured fighting an unknown enemy during the Court of Miracles, leaving him temporarily unfit for battle.

Friday/22 August 2011: Miyuki Tachibana's and Ezekiel Simone's Shadow Selves appear. The Jester makes his first appearance. Students are forced into a sadistic trap, killing Kent Lockewood. Students introduced to the Court are Clarise Stone, Bryan Donneley, Russell Wilton, Lace Condor, Ciara Wright. Day played out in-game beginning here (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=540698).

16th October 2011, 2:10 AM
Sorry I haven't been posting lately, I think I might have written myself into a corner in my last post. >.> I'll post later, once I've found a way to solve that issue.

*Jean Grey*
16th October 2011, 6:34 AM
I've decided that JP's Pokemon is now a Lucario. XD If he were a Legendary, he's Terrakion, Entei or Giratina. XD

Theresa's Pokemon...maybe Absol? Serperior? Ninetales perhaps? Though in terms of stats, she leans more towards Chandelure or Houndoom. Trust me, she's not much of a Grass-type, except for Serperior, Leafeon or Virizion. She doesn't like 'em flowery, it will make her sick. Real sick. She isn't the type to go for any fat, pink Normal-type either. Her Legendary...not sure. XD I got the feeling that most of you may say Palkia or Cresselia for some reason.

Hey, Zinc, is it safe to say that Ms. Halls is our resident Lopunny? XD

BTW, on the subject of character tropes...do we have any possible candidates for Dark Is Not Evil? Doesn't have to be aligned with the Dark element either...

16th October 2011, 1:08 PM
JP with the Mudo spell is the only Dark is not Evil example I can think of. Though Mana's Alice can be Cute is Very Much Evil. What? The trope doesn't exist? It should.

BTW, I've decided JP is forfeitting the Boxing club in search of something less physically detrimental and likely to knock him out of the Court with a stupid injury. He will stay in Kendo cause at least there he learns to use a sword while wearing some type of armor, though. I'm thinking of further justifying this sudden change of preference with the sudden existence of the Cooking Club.

So, JP's new clubs will be Kendo and Cooking.

BTW, does anyone else have the urge to see JP in the Drama club? Cause if it wasn't for my last side-plot of JP being a good cook that would be the Arts club I'd put JP on.

PS: Zinc, does Liza have the same telepathic abilities as P3's scanner (who's name escapes me) or just the regular Shadow scanning abilities as Rize and Mitsuru? And does JP know about her comunicative abilities, or lack there off? Cause the answer will change whether JP will suggest making the dorm into a Mission Control thing or just some sort of Barracks.

*Jean Grey*
16th October 2011, 1:25 PM
Cooking Club? Oh yeah! Since Dance is also considered a physical club, it's Dance and Cooking for Terri. XD

16th October 2011, 5:30 PM
Um.... Niedude, Liza isn't a scanner. I don't think I've ever said that, have I? There was just speculation.

And congrats, Blivsey. Sigmund has just solved tea. (Also, that chart up there is fabulous. Very useful)

Hey, TSR, if you read this I think Wordy needs you interaction to move on. If you don't have time to post, which is completely understandable, could you send them a small script with what she would say?

16th October 2011, 11:33 PM
The scanner from Persona 3 is Fuuka Yamagishi (that's right I know her last name as well) I've played Persona 3, both FES and Portable, so many times. I really enjoy the game but I can't get all my social links in one round. I was so close too, but won't be able to finish Mitsuru social link this time.

Pokemon... I feel the fire-type would probably fit him well, but the pokemon I think would fit him even better is a Tyrogue. He is an inexperience fighter and stats are lacking but with the correct training he can evolved into a stronger fighter. He also has the Guts and Vital Spirit that just scream Russell. As for his Legendary Pokemon, I say Victini because he is always striving for Victory (even if it mostly out of spite) and he's small.

I spy an interaction moment! Russell shall now shake his head in disappointment at Sigmund for have such difficulty making tea.

Oh that should be fun, I can see cooking turning into a competition when he starts to hate JP and joins the Kick JP *ss Club... though I don't think he'll be able to kick that high so he might just for the shins. It's so easy to make short jokes, poor Russell this will be an annoying adventure for him.

17th October 2011, 12:59 AM
I'm actually working on a post now. I sort of overdid my RP obligations a while back, so it seems like I'm always playing catch-up :D

Sigh, I sort of asked for it when I sent Miyuki in to give Ciara someone to talk to. But at least we finally get to see a part of her opinionated side that she usually keeps buried. Sometimes, I wonder if I enjoy putting my characters through all sorts of stuff.

Clubs, clubs, clubs... Well, I think Miyuki's going into Drama for her arts club. I think she'll opt out of a Sports club though. Unless someone can manage to drag her off into one.

Pokemon... Miyuki's almost certainly a Duskull. Black and White covering, ghostly presence, hidden personality, that pale mask... Yep, that's her alright.

So many quizzes, but they're fun. They make you think about your character more in depth.

Post forth-coming.

17th October 2011, 1:19 AM
Cool beans.

As for pokemon...

Randy= Krookidile

Garret= Mightyena or Zangoose... maybe Scyther.

Liza= Froslass

Testa= Gallade.

Izzy= Shinx

Shinai= Tis a secret.

17th October 2011, 1:20 AM
She's not? Well, I dunno why I was so sure she was then =S

Good thing I asked now then. But JP still has a "battle" plan of sorts.

17th October 2011, 1:31 AM
Well, pass it to me in a PM and I'll tell you how well it'll go down. Please.

17th October 2011, 3:44 AM
I love Ciara. Sure, she's a jerkass, and pretty b!tchy, but... eh, no redeeming qualities leap immediately to mind. Oh well. Mana already considers her some sort of eldritch abomination that lurks in the ladies' bathroom. We need to meet sometime. That would be a fun conversation. Snark fight. :P

Mana gets to be... Ash's Grovyle? I dunno. Randy reminds me of Krookodile, what with the red, the cool shades, the shovel-ground theme. And I might drop Mana into cooking club. Cooking is art, right?

I know Fuuka's last name because Mitsuru calls her Yamagishi. Anywho, I'm playing P4 again, and I have to say that Mudo is evil. So is Hama. Light and Dark are both evil. !@#$in' Mudo! God, I hate Mudo and Hama. Using up my Homunculi... I got back at 'em though. I have Alice with Die For Me!. If I can get Samsara from Daijobou to Alice through massive fusion chain somehow, I will have epic win.

P4: The Golden. I want Skill Cards back.

Note: Wow, lots of stuff happened.

*Jean Grey*
17th October 2011, 5:00 AM
Shinai - Houndoom! XD

Lame, I know. Yeah, I also see Randy as Krookodile.

17th October 2011, 9:09 AM
Ciara H. Wright: Infuriating the Impossible Since 2011

There's a club all about kicking JP's butt? Not pragmatic enough for Ciara. The best way to deal with a male problem is a good sharp knee jerk right between the legs, as the best way to deal with a man is to inflict so much pain that he eventually begs on his knees for mercy because he believes you are the only one who can make it stop >:-D Or alternatively just go for the crucifixion. Yeah, she's fun like that.


In fact, all the peasants should just kneel to Her Radiance immediately, skipping the need for winning respect all together. Because she won't need to induce terror- they will be naturally terrified. And between terror and respect, terror suggests superiority whilst respect suggests equality. Ew, equal to people who can't afford proper clothes? No thanks.

(The way to a man's heart is through his stomach? Lol)

There's a patented Ciara Terror Scale (NB. Not actually patented, that's a lie)
0: Asleep/Unconscious/Dead (Although the last one had better not happen or I will go all Ciara on your butts and she will come back from the grave, because she is powerful enough to live FOREVER)
1: Introverted (reading books, sitting alone at tables in cafés, crying, wondering why she has ZERO FRIENDS)
2: Nice (chatty, 'normal' teenage girl)
3: Hyena (Ohohohohoho no chocolate for you)
4: Cold (Icy glare)
5: Kind ('You have to be cruel to be kind')

Just wait for when she starts caring about people, as that's when she will be truly evil. Not necessarily to the people themselves, but a touch... overprotective.

There cannot be a Kick Ciara's *** club because she's a girl and it would be mean if you all went around beating up girls. Also, she would turn the tables and a) make you feel bad or b) beat every single one of you up because she is better than ALL OF YOU.

17th October 2011, 11:51 AM
Ciara H. Wright: Infuriating the Impossible Since 2011

There's a club all about kicking JP's butt? Not pragmatic enough for Ciara. The best way to deal with a male problem is a good sharp knee jerk right between the legs, as the best way to deal with a man is to inflict so much pain that he eventually begs on his knees for mercy because he believes you are the only one who can make it stop >:-D Or alternatively just go for the crucifixion. Yeah, she's fun like that.


I think JP's had his fill of being kicked in the crotch already <.<
*imagines JP being repeatedly kicked in the crotch by Ciara*


*has fellow man pains*

17th October 2011, 5:01 PM
I'm afraid of level 5. The nice ones are always terrifying.

And there will certainly be a kick Ciara's *ss club, because I'm a feminist, and believe in gender equality. All *ssholes get beaten equally. ... Looking at that again, maybe that was the wrong word choice...

Also, knee-jerk between the legs works on women too. Similar levels of sensitivity, nerve ending count-wise... And stuff. Think we talked about this back in UtGoG. Poor JP. Buy a cup. Or a spiked cast-iron codpiece? Kevlar underwear?

See if anyone helps you in the Dark Hour. :P Edit: I meant Court of Miracles.

17th October 2011, 7:40 PM
Why should Ciara miss out on the fun? In fact, she can go all the way and do a Galactic Punt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX-A2F6QKwQ) if she's pissed enough. So much power focused on a single spot... Complete annihilation, I'm afraid. Ciara is clearly the most bloodthirsty female character, but hell, even the boys are sissies compared to her.

That's not how feminism works. True feminism is being the victim of a Kick Ciara's *ss club- and then kicking their butts instead. All the while lecturing the nasty boys that really, they should pick on someone weaker and less athletic, like dear old Tachibana (god bless her feeble soul).

In that case, Ciara's kneejerk is a reaction to all. The kneejerk is equality personified- no matter your race, gender or sexuality, Ciara's knees and feet will cater to all of her 'You must shut up now' needs. Multiple times.

I agree that fortifications may be necessary in the underwear and/or higher up the trouser level so that JP may be able to have children. I would recommend that they be made of diamond, as even Ciara cannot defeat diamond-plated crotches, even if she can take a fair shot at them. OH MY GOD THIS PARAGRAPH SOUNDS SO FILTHY

Yeah, so what if people don't help her? Ciara does not need their help, as Ciara is perfect in every way. In fact, she will help them just by being near her greatness.... Well, actually, she'll just call them petty-minded if they don't help her when she calls 'Assistance!' or 'I need backup!' or 'You have angered DOOM Ciara'. She can put aside her emotions and squabbles if there's somebody who's going to get themselves killed, why can't everyone else :P

I probably need to take some tablets now. It doesn't matter which, just... tablets.

These (http://www.fox.com/glee/whocaresidont/#/home) two (https://twitter.com/#!/S_SylvesterGLEE) webpages are probably Ciara's bibles.

*Jean Grey*
17th October 2011, 7:59 PM
Theresa's looks updated with a new link:


Basically, had some discrepancies with her navel stud, had to move everything to a new tag. XD

The first outfit is a homage to P3's "High-cut Armor" actually, mixed with a Dark Knight's armor (Final Fantasy scythe-wielding class). XD I'd like to do all the girls in their own versions of the High-cut Armor for the lulz. Her Halloween costume is, not surprisingly, based on Persephone (This was actually the basis on why I chose Theresa's Persona to be Demeter. Theresa is her Persona's "Persephone").

Plus, I'm going to start making the characters portraying their Arcanas too. (Not the Persona, just the Arcana) XD

18th October 2011, 4:12 AM
Oh my, this thread contains more drama than every high school combined! Okay, maybe not that much... but still... Ah well, I guess it's a good thing I picked a character who doesn't get involved in such things. I guess Halberd won't have much of a shadow then...

...OH WAIT. How about a mini-Halberd who dresses like a wizard, flies on a broomstick, and is immune to melee weapons (including swords)? Nah, maybe that's taking it a bit to far. Still, Halberd's most prominent weakness is his low tolerance of any metaphysical concepts, which will definitely put him at a disadvantage once he gets into the Court of Miracles...

Haha, when I saw the Pokemon question, I immediately thought of Bisharp for Halberd. It just makes sense, doesn't it? Not to mention they share the same colour scheme.
(Bonus: In Pokemon White, I have a Bisharp named Scathach. Though you probably already knew that from looking at my sig.)

For some reason I want to imagine something cute and scatterbrained for Sofiya... like Pachirisu for instance. Dunno why.

So yeah, I finally posted, so Ysavvryl can post again. I think Halberd will really like Snow--I just hope the poor kid doesn't feel intimidated by the size difference.

As I expected, it's very hard for me to sign one Black Cat Bandit up in an RPG without mentioning the other three. Halberd, Warren, Merlin, and Lupin (especially the last two) are other highly developed characters of mine, ones I just happen to group together. Just for the heck of it, here is a brief summary of each (for NPC reasons?):

Warren -- A cute and quirky kid, just a couple years younger than Halberd. His favourite pastimes are drawing and watching cartoons. But he's social in general, though he will make jokes whenever possible, and considers himself to fall into the blonde stereotype. The odd thing is that he tries to "fit into the gang scene" by writing graffiti and chatting with other gang members, which... sometimes works well, sometimes doesn't.

Lupin -- A highly skilled thief with a dark past. Though he's in high school just like everyone else, he sleeps during the afternoon and wanders about the night. He's the stealthy, and quiet sort, but is prone to depression at the worst of times. At school he's just the skinny kid with the glasses that people pick on.

Merlin -- I mention him last because I think he'll be the most important one in this RPG. With a strong penchant for the paranormal and maybe even some mild psychic gifts, he has a habit of speaking in riddles and offering spiritual advice to people. He's short, speaks with an accent, and dresses in bright colours or something fancy-looking, but deals with others' opinions of him well.

I'm thinking Merlin could possibly show up at some point in either the Court of Miracles or some other Dark Hour-related time. Who knows, he could even be an Esper or something like it. I dunno, it's just an idea. But none of the above three will be Persona users, of course.

Oh, and here is the Black Cat Bandits' logo, drawn by Warren of course: (No, actually it was drawn by me. XD)

EDIT: OMG, I love tektek.org all of a sudden. I'll be having fun making avatars there, and I'll be making one for Halberd sometime soon!

18th October 2011, 10:50 AM
Ciara scares me.

Hopefully posting tomorrow.

University is evil.

18th October 2011, 3:08 PM
Alright, I've been up all night writing an English paper... and I had the greatest stupid idea ever.... just bear (heheh... bears... rawrs...) with me. It's just four words:
Giant Shadow Mech Battles

As in fighting giant shadows with mechs that we are in... wait... no. That's stupid. Silly Zinc...

EDIT: Also, everyone try to wrap up the day in your next post. I'll be starting the concert and court soon.

*Jean Grey*
18th October 2011, 4:31 PM
OK...here we go! Feast yer eyes!

http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/8333/tek4e9d89a1085bb8780158.png (http://tektek.org/avatar/46666871) http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5247/tek4e9d7842588e45438371.png (http://tektek.org/avatar/46666507) http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/9185/tek4e9d3683df39a6668575.png (http://tektek.org/avatar/46665470) http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8716/tek4e9d32ce061b14353157.png (http://tektek.org/avatar/46665412) http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5108/tek4e9d0590d71793376864.png (http://tektek.org/avatar/46664282) http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2060/tek4e9d04bfe47b57006960.png (http://tektek.org/avatar/46664245) http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/7922/tek4e9d01897f4238546057.png (http://tektek.org/avatar/46664115)

Remember guys, Rule 34. The girls in High-Cut Armor. XD

Liza's is actually navy blue. I chose the outfit because she's likely going to want the back-skirt...shyness maybe? Not that it's going to help. XD

I really like Clarise's, especially her blue hair.

There was no short enough hair with long bangs for Miyuki. I guess the hairdo would be neck-length when let down. That animal next to her is an Arctic Fox. XD

Why their funny faces? Apparently, Theresa is probably the only shameless one, being old and all. Yeah, most of them are either underage, shy or both. XD

18th October 2011, 4:37 PM
Aw, but I love crazy-awesome-stupid ideas! It could be a 'tower' boss, in Ms. Halls room or wherever she keeps the machinery.

I don't think Snow will be too intimidated by Halberd. Everyone's taller than him. Anyhow, I may just say the two of them had a conversation for a while without writing it (quickest way through a long talk...).

On a way earlier post... Snow's a Bard, but he doesn't fit a Spoony Bard... yet. Spoony means lovesick romantic. Although with the way Sofiya and Shinai are going, it would be interesting to have him fall for Sofiya.

I'd come up with a Pokemon, but I'm working on POS, so my mind's focused on the next pair I have: Zigzagoon and Garbodar. Yeah, not fitting. I'll work on a post after that.

@Jan Gray: Those expressions are funny!

18th October 2011, 6:28 PM
Ah, Sig's timestamp for getting back was late afternoon (at least an hour given Lace and his jog for tea), but Mana and Russell seem to have come in almost immediately after school... oh, well. Minor time discrepancies don't matter, because apparently the manly men with girly Personae are going to have a tea party! =D

Jeez. I really want to feel bad for Tachibana, but get the feeling that this is a case where hating the offender only makes them stronger.

...and now we have another one-off/OVA idea floating around: the characters transplanted into a mech series. I think that having a mech-shadow would be perfectly reasonable, but we wouldn't get to pilot it. Personae have too short of summon lengths to be used as the mechs, too.

18th October 2011, 7:03 PM
Well to be fair Russell had been in the lounge area of the dorm since the end of school day after visiting the Cooking Club (yes he sat there for an hour doing homework); he was trying to see if he could find his cousin. Mana just took the hour scenic route back to the dorm. You know what, I was thinking the same thing when he mention tea cup; three guy having a tea party?

18th October 2011, 7:30 PM
Alright, I've been up all night writing an English paper... and I had the greatest stupid idea ever.... just bear (heheh... bears... rawrs...) with me. It's just four words:
Giant Shadow Mech Battles

As in fighting giant shadows with mechs that we are in... wait... no. That's stupid. Silly Zinc...

EDIT: Also, everyone try to wrap up the day in your next post. I'll be starting the concert and court soon.


Tenga Toppa Bellow High anyone? *shot*

Change of plans, should be able to do that tonight once I get home from pantomime rehearsals, Joshua's just going to take the medicine, maybe get a sleeping pill and nap.

18th October 2011, 7:46 PM


I'll shoot spiral bullets up the shadows' ***.

Anyway, move things on? I get it, we0ve been lingering and all. But in that case, JG and GH, can we postpone the shopping trip to tommorrow? I'm gonna make JP suggest that Saturday is a much better shopping day anyway. I really don't want to skip the shopping mall trip, I have some crazy ideas, including JP making the girls try out colour coordinated outfits to wear in the court just so he can feel like he's in a Sentai anime (he'll first suggest it for teh lulz, obsly, but then pretend to go just for the hell of it. But he really, really wants it.)

*Jean Grey*
18th October 2011, 7:59 PM
Sure! XD Color-coordinating suggestion sounds fun...and hilarious! XD Just don't suggest that Terri wear bright or icky colors or she'd throw a bad fit. XD

18th October 2011, 9:35 PM
Alright, I got a bit of rest... and as awesome as it would be, no mechs. Wah.... plus that would mean Izzy would be the most powerful out of all of us. And we don't want that.

Also, Shinai finally has a bit of known motivation... yay!

18th October 2011, 10:08 PM
Also, Shinai finally has a bit of known motivation... yay!

I read that as gay

Well, then JP would die after his biggest moment of glory?
Actually that would fit him quite well. Tragic and awesome at the same time. Yeah, I'd like that.

But no mechs :X

19th October 2011, 12:55 AM
Alright guys, some of us are getting in a bad habit... our posts are getting too long.
Now I know that detial is nice, but sometimes it goes too far. I'm guilty of making long posts as well, so I can understand where you're coming from, but we need things to happen.
Remeber the first rule on the front page:
1: When making a post, make it short, sweet, and well detailed. Each post should not be a mini-novella. It should be detailed, but not overly so. It should have basic actions, not a paragraph describing your walk out the door. And it should get the point across without being boring.

I'll admit, I notice it mostly from the newcomers. Just know that we don't expect so much from each post here. Long posts discourage people from posting, as they feel they have to match the length. Detail's great, but don't over do it. I've been running this Rp a long time now, and the short and sweet method works. We haven't fallen under like so many other Rps I've taken part in where we were expected to make really big posts.
Don't worry about it here. It's all good.

Long posts also aren't bad if stuff happens in them... like enough to justify their length. A page for going to the toilet, as opposed to a page about getting out of class, interacting with someone, and getting to the dorm for the next part are totally different.

19th October 2011, 1:28 AM
Hey, Shadow Mitsuo was a baby with magical 8-bit video game heroes popping up to attack using turn-based RPG menus. Naoto was Astro Boy. Mechas aren't too outlandish.


And I don't think the posts are too long. They're longer than in many other RPGs, but I don't see any glaring cases of description porn (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DescriptionPorn) or purple prose (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PurpleProse). Mostly just people catching up and all, or fulfilling important details.

19th October 2011, 1:32 AM
That's whay it was just a reminder. I haven't started handing out warnings or punishment yet (not that I would go that far). I just want to catch things early. Posts were getting bigger. I don't want to continue the trend.

19th October 2011, 9:09 AM
Ciara doesn't need to attend any silly concert any more! (Ohohohohoho) She now has Miyuki's notebook, and according to TSR she conveniently missed a few pages which are about (and I quote) 'Astraea, complete with notes on the Court and a few doodles of Shadows'. Which'll interest Ciara, because she doubts that Tachibana would be imaginative enough to come up with such an interesting tale.

Due to her Ace Detectiveness, Ciara will make ginormous leaps of logic (or she'll just go for the lulz and to tease Tachibana and her 'five friends in their saddo little group') and drive directly to school, coming in right when the Court begins.

So, you're going to have a Court crasher.

Maybe she'll go all Ace Attorney on you and try to prosecute, although she'll possibly try to hedge her bets and go straight for the blackmail. Lulz. Ciara's not after your money, though, unless she can be paid in chocolate. Her thing is information. She likes knowing things that others don't.

Sorry, the overly-long posts are probably mine. I'll try to keep it in line in future :X

19th October 2011, 11:12 AM
I'm a newcomer so you must be talking about me... Actually my posts are a little shorter than my other post (which is normally between 1 1/2-2 pages on Mirosoft World). I've been good and have been purposely shortening to so it stays as close to one page (it's often a little over in Verdana 10) as I can get it without losing details I think are important. But I'll remember this not let it get too long unless it's a catch up post...

20th October 2011, 2:02 AM
I didn't mean to point fingers, but thanks guys.

Now, time to participate in the first 'Fool's Vote'!
In the true spirit of Persona and the Fool Arcana, I'm allowing the players to mold the resident bearer of the Fool Arcana, Randy Clopin, by means of vote several times throughout the RP. This one, being the first, will decide on how he trains himself while unable to take part in the Court, and what his weapon of choice will evolve into.

Now here are the choices!

1: Agility- Get faster and able to dodge attacks easier, and use swords. (Chinese Twin Hooks)
2: Strength- Get Stronger and even more durable, and use axes. (Two-handed Battle Axe)
3: Intelligence- Get Smarter, mind his studies (learn non-self destructive tactics), and use spears (Glaives specifically).

Don't put your votes here however! Your choices will be secret, so PM them to me.
Thank you!

20th October 2011, 4:05 AM
Important Announcement: I will not be around this Saturday and most of Sunday. I'm going out of town to take my black belt test in Chun Kuk Do. I'll try to get a post in between tomorrow and Friday.

High-cut armor, Gaia thing are nice and the expressions are priceless... I found that armor quite amusing in Persona 3 Portable (though they called it Battle Panties which sound so much worst). When you play a girl and talk to a guy in Tartarus all it says "..... For some reason, he won't look at you. His face seem a little red, too." Yay I wonder why they won't look at you XD I wish tektek would work for me! I think it might just be my laptop that refuses to work with it.

Now, I will wait to see how people want to alter our Fool..... Arcana User; when the RPG continues onwards.

.:Lemon Tea:.
20th October 2011, 5:07 AM
Hey guys, these past few days have not been great to me. I had midterms all week (hooray for tests worth 40% of my grade) and my close friend in an 8-hour drive from me has fallen down with leukemia. If I could be given a good week before posting to really calm down from this crazy situation, it is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

EDIT: Sad I couldn't join in on the tea party and all the whack. Although I'm not sure men like pink, pretty-princess toned parties.

20th October 2011, 11:06 PM
Good to hear from you Lemon Tea I was about to drop you a VM to see if you were okay. But it looks like your just having a busy/bad week. I'll hope for a better week for ya.

It's too bad Kent fail (I think it too late to get some now) to get any interaction down this Friday; I was kind of hoping for him to pop up somewhere so I could try to have Russell talk to him because he seems kind of friendless. I'm sure he would have loved to join our manly tea party, with Asian tea set.

21st October 2011, 3:44 AM
Well, I'm sorry to hear that Lemon Tea. I hope you cope well.
Kent will be safe.

As for everyone else, if you're done for the day, I'll be moving on with the story, kk?

22nd October 2011, 11:55 PM
So... about moving on with the story...?

I just realized I haven't voted yet. I'll do that... I guess...? Plus, I got a new computer. Heavenly. And has a working monitor. :D

23rd October 2011, 12:42 AM
Sorry, I'll try to post in a bit, but I'm a bit busy with midterms for a class and a paper for english. 10 pages total. Not horrible, but enough to keep me away for a few days. Sorry... again.

23rd October 2011, 10:36 AM
Don't worry Zinc, school is much more important than this. I have essays too.

23rd October 2011, 4:41 PM
GRAH, sorry for not posting, haven't really had the time. I'll get a post up today or tomorrow, I prooomiiise.

23rd October 2011, 8:01 PM
I feel for you. An essay in History here as well. 15 pages. That... I haven't started on because of procrastination and Serebii.

23rd October 2011, 8:13 PM
/Insert rant about tomorrow's Law test here


MY GOD! The fight scene was SO GOOD! I can't believe they kept the eye thing (I think I saw it being called Burning Up?) when MC (still haven't memorized the name, despite it being so easy. Yu Hanasomething?) used Zio.

And now I have this image of Pedro doing the exact same thing (without Zio).

Beware ppl, Pedro is now Mecha size xD

(in all truth he was always big)

*Jean Grey*
23rd October 2011, 9:19 PM
What happens when they all fall asleep? Well...


I had very little selection, as there were no 5th gen 'mon. XD

Shinai is obviously the Giratina, the rest will fall into place once you look closely. XD Joshua is...pink and manly!

23rd October 2011, 10:53 PM
Miy-Uxie? 8D

23rd October 2011, 10:57 PM
I have no clue. Joshua is... Palkia? And why are Darkrai and Dialga sleeping together?

On the note of P4's anime, it's really fast paced. Ep 2 is battling Yosuke's shadow, Ep 3 goes straight into Chie's shadow. Ep 4 will probably be Yukiko... The shadow fights are a bit different from the games, but still pretty epic. All-Out Attacks are pretty epic. And I have come to love Yu Narukami's deadpan voice and emotions. Cracks me up.

24th October 2011, 12:25 AM
Darkrai and Dailga are sleeping together because they are JP and Thearesaaeaeaea...a.
And if Shinai is there, does that make Lugia Wulfgard?

24th October 2011, 12:28 AM
I'm back, sore and I got my black belt so ya for me. I'm slightly glad the storyline didn't leave without me, but at the same time I kind of wish it moved a little. But like me eveyone has something more important so no biggie. Aaanyway...

I really have no idea who anyone is in that pokemon picture. Hm... I'll shall ponder about it at a later time...

Edit: Okay... I see Palkia as more purple than pink so Joshua is Mew? Giratina is Shinai so Celebi must be... Sofiya . I feel like Jirachi is Snow and Halberd is Entei or Groudon. Uxie is Mr. Testa Jones (both their eyes are almost always closed)... That's about all I can think I figure out by looking at them.

24th October 2011, 4:18 AM
I feel awful because right now I'm twiddling my thumbs and beating my scores on Bayonetta. My next taste of pain comes on November 1st, it's even nicely signposted on my student calendar and everything. Of course, I've just finished an ten-hour Geography essay and an ten-hour History essay, so all I want to do is veg out and eat lots and lots of chocolate.

Actually, I do have a dental appointment tomorrow... But that doesn't count as I don't fear the dentist (unlike my little sister, who dreads it). Well, whatever.

I honestly don't have a clue about which legendary Ciara would be. Cresselia represents the crescent moon, and seeing as Ciara is the Moon Girl it would make sense, but that's too obvious.

The P4 anime is actually amazing. And not just for awesome gifs like this (http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lso390MJvi1qihexgo1_500.gif) and this (http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltfi6rbGmg1qd2tiuo1_500.gif), but the little touches that rabid fans appreciate. There are twenty-six episodes, though (that's generally the default length of an anime series, right?) so I think it'll slow down after Yukiko. We're definitely getting some Social Link action, at least. I'm assuming it follows the True End path, so if Kanji comes in at around 7 then... /musing

Shadow battles are awesome, Chie's was great, and I can see them getting better and better. How Shadow Yukiko acted on the Midnight Channel was cool as well. It was interesting how as the Personae took damage you could see it having an effect on the person, and the Personae aren't active for a limited time only at all. Can't wait for Rise's :P

*Jean Grey*
24th October 2011, 5:27 AM
Ciara is Cresselia. XD She's the most obvious one. XD Plus, irony, yet Cresselia has a Ciara vibe physically. XD

Wulfgard is Lugia, guarding the "court", Miyuki is Uxie, Sofiya is Celebi, baking bunnies sleeping with Shinai-Giratina. Halberd is obviously Entei, Randy is Groudon. Joshua is Palkia 'cause I thought that Palkia is the "Camp Legendary": Pink/Purple, High Heels, but has a questionable shape and a manly roar. XD As niedude said...Snow is Mew. XD

Had there been Gen 5, it would have looked much better.

24th October 2011, 6:12 AM
Poor Sofiya... all of her attempts to make Shinai happier definately won't help his current situation.
I think my brain died as well JG... so would you mind just listing everyone in the pic? It's getting harder to tell.

24th October 2011, 6:16 AM
Yay, Miy-Uxie actually works! XD

... Not much else to say really. I 2nd the other's notions on the P4 anime, and I too have been a bit buzy, but not much else to add.

Hmm. I need to be more creative.

24th October 2011, 6:44 AM
Epiphany! Jirachi is Lace because she's The Star... JP is Darkrai and Theresa is Diagla? (There the only other two people that would be together and Pedro has dark magic)... Russell is..... I'm not sure DX Sigmund is... um... Mana... Clarise... I need to think about this some more... Kent is Mewtwo! (Random guess).

*Jean Grey*
24th October 2011, 7:31 AM
Lace is not Jirachi. XD Think harder, my choices extend more than Persona and Arcana. It could be based on personality, weapon choice, fashion sense, etc.

Yes, Kent is Mewtwo. Sig is Heatran, Clarise is Latias.

So far, I can reveal this:

Wulfgard - Lugia
Randy - Groudon
Halberd - Entei
Clarise - Latias
Giratina - Shinai
Sofiya - Celebi
Miyuki - Uxie
Snow - Mew
Kent - Mewtwo
Sig - Heatran
Ciara - Cresselia
Joshua - Palkia

24th October 2011, 7:45 AM
Lace would be Latios then, right?
Suicune as Halberd, and Raikou as Testa are also my guesses... hmmmm...
JP is Dialga and Thereasa is Darkrai, right? Or is it the other way around? It would be weird for JP to be smaller...
Filling spaces...
Shaymin= Izzy
Manapy= Liza
Jirachi= Russel

24th October 2011, 8:10 AM
I called Sofiya being Celebi. She's baking bunnies with Shinai, after all. From what's left... I'd have to go with Mana = Shaymin Sky Forme. Used to be a sensitive, naive kid, acting tough and wannabe gangsta. And the red bandanna. Also, Ciara isn't nice enough to be Cresselia.

"I'm going to cry." Ah, Yuu. Yukiko's scene was awesome too. I really can't wait for Kanji's. Wonder what pairings will be made canon? I'd go with Yukiko/Chie, obvious enough in game, Kanji/Naoto, also one-sidedly and obviously stated in game, Rise/Teddie, since they just... ... Are left over. As for Yu/Souji/MC? Yuu/Yosuke. C'mon, you know you want to. I thought that the bro-hug in like, Magician 8 would mean something. Why no gay option? Ah well, here's hoping for Golden. I would pay good money to see Kanji's dialogue if Yu/Yosuke happened. After all the ribbing...

Lace would be Latios then, right?
Suicune as Halberd, and Raikou as Testa are also my guesses... hmmmm...
JP is Dialga and Thereasa is Darkrai, right? Or is it the other way around? It would be weird for JP to be smaller...

Cough, lol. Ammo for the Kick JP's *ss Club. Twist a few words here, add some fake context, and we got reporting gold.

*Jean Grey*
24th October 2011, 9:23 AM
I chose Cresselia for Ciara because the look matched...plus Moon. It was supposed to be sarcastic, as Cresselia was more a personality match for Terri or even Joshua.

Halberd - Entei
Liza - Manaphy (I made a mistake and put Phione, they look so damn similar)
Izzy - Skymin
Lace - Latios
Russell - Jirachi
Mana - Raikou

24th October 2011, 1:38 PM
I called Sofiya being Celebi. She's baking bunnies with Shinai, after all. From what's left... I'd have to go with Mana = Shaymin Sky Forme. Used to be a sensitive, naive kid, acting tough and wannabe gangsta. And the red bandanna. Also, Ciara isn't nice enough to be Cresselia.

"I'm going to cry." Ah, Yuu. Yukiko's scene was awesome too. I really can't wait for Kanji's. Wonder what pairings will be made canon? I'd go with Yukiko/Chie, obvious enough in game, Kanji/Naoto, also one-sidedly and obviously stated in game, Rise/Teddie, since they just... ... Are left over. As for Yu/Souji/MC? Yuu/Yosuke. C'mon, you know you want to. I thought that the bro-hug in like, Magician 8 would mean something. Why no gay option? Ah well, here's hoping for Golden. I would pay good money to see Kanji's dialogue if Yu/Yosuke happened. After all the ribbing...

Cough, lol. Ammo for the Kick JP's *ss Club. Twist a few words here, add some fake context, and we got reporting gold.

One day dude, one day...
The day will come when we are comfortable enough with our characters and each other to start cracking Penis jokes. I'm pretty sure Diego's shadow effectively kicked a bit of JP's thang back inside, though. It hurt that much. (why the hell was I gonna write it hurt that macho)

24th October 2011, 4:00 PM
Hah, managed to post before the Court! <8D You may revel in my awesomeness now.

Those High-cut armors look awesome! And so do their expressions, though Sofiya wouldn't be embarrassed either. She's a soldier! They're all soldiers! Soldiers don't think like that! They don't look at each other like that! Surely they'd be more focused on the war with the shadows, even if she ran around naked! ... Is probably what she'd think.

Ha, I got some of those Pokémon right! 8D Only about four or five, though. Cough.

EDIT: And yup, Saturday sounds good for a shopping day. Oh, the chaos that could ensue~ *rubs hands together*

*Jean Grey*
24th October 2011, 5:11 PM
Yeah...Sofiya may have to insist on Terri's sizes for the hilarity of it. (Dress size US 2-4/UK 6-8, Shoe size 9, 34D). JP should just shake his head at that.

Testa is Suicune, Theresa and JP are Darkrai and Dialga. XD To me, Terri and JP were the most obvious of the bunch together with Shinai and Sofiya.

How about....Hogwarts houses? XD Let's sort 'em all, based on the way they are. XD

Ciara - Slytherin
Snow - Hufflepuff
Sofiya - Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw (Ravenclaws are eccentric too, I read it somewhere. May be a Luna type. XD)
JP - Gryffindor? XD I can't see him Hufflepuff for some reason.
Randy - Gryffindor

24th October 2011, 10:55 PM
Terri's a 34D?
I should really have know this sooner O.o For the RP, I mean.
Don't look at me like that.

Houses? My only setback from putting JP as a Gryffindor is the fact that he is cowardly, but fakes courage, and doesnt give a sh!t about true friendship, and such. But Ron was Gryffindor and he didn't embody either of those traits that strongly, so I guess its acceptable. What're Hufflepuff's traits?

24th October 2011, 11:49 PM
Gryffindor - Bravery, Daring, Nerve, Chivalry
Ravenclaw - Intelligence, Knowledge, Wit
Hufflepuff - Determination, Patience, Loyalty, Fairness
Slytherin - Ambition, Cunning, Resourcefulness

[NOTE: Yes, Hufflepuff is technically the "leftovers" house. I like to think that ties into fairness/loyalty (accepting any student regardless of ability) and that Hufflepuff's "defining characteristics" are pretty arbitrary.]

So I guess Sig would fit best in either Hufflepuff or Gryffindor... not very exciting, I know.

I've been watching the P4 anime, as well. It's... about exactly what I would expect from a Persona series, which is a good thing. Diggin' it so far, at least. Don't have the 100+ hours to sink into the game, so hopefully I won't miss out on much plot-wise.

25th October 2011, 12:41 AM
That's not true. Hufflepuff is everyone that doesn't fit into another house. The song even says so; "Hufflepuff, she took all the rest." Cedric felt more like a Gryffindor. Neville and Ron struck me as Hufflepuff types. Hermione should have been Ravenclaw. The sorting hat is conspiring with Dumbledore to create a tight knit team of heroes to win the supernatural chess match with Voldy. D:

And Rowling smacked us upside the head with the idea that every f***ing member of Slytherin was evil. I'd go with Slytherin. Or something. I'd rather be ambitious and cunning over brave and running headfirst into danger.

25th October 2011, 1:16 AM
I was right about Cresselia! In terms of appearance and motifs then indeed it's the right option, even if on the inside Ciara's more of a Darkrai. She can have Cresselia moments, I promise! Redemption shall come to Ciara. Hey, if you'd had a long day, it was hot, you had just spent what felt like a year listening to the most boring story imaginable, and then you had to hide from the counsellor, you'd be pissy too, and that's not even going into other things, like a naturally frosty demeanour. Don't judge based off of easily-frustrated Miyuki, Ciara needs those who she views as equals. /justification over

Actually, Slytherin fits Ciara rather well, but not necessarily because of the whole Slytherin=Designated Evil house bit. Slytherins are 'ambitious, shrewd, cunning, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented with highly developed senses of self-preservation' which I think could sum Ciara up. Self-preservation doesn't necessarily equate to cowardice, which is what I think Slytherins are stereotyped as being, and Ciara certainly isn't one to back down from a fight. Ciara's smart, but she's more of a wordsmith and mistress of the stealthy insult, which gets into the whole 'silver-tongued' bit, and she has goals that she keeps focused on.

The problem is that in the fiction, Gryffindor are the heroes, Slytherin are evil, Ravenclaw are the smart people (aside from leading lady Hermione) and Hufflepuff are the leftovers. I guess you have to be determined to make up for your lack of courage, ambition or wisdom, heh. Honestly, blind loyalty to the wrong people is just as dangerous as anything else. Also, I always get the impression that Hufflepuffs are fat because they live near the kitchens /HP-related tangent.

There are more indepth yet easy-to-understand descriptions of the Arcana here (http://www.learntarot.com/chmaj.htm).

As long as Ciara has nothing to do with these measurements discussions, I won't ask.

JP's getting a big grin on his face, huh? Just get ready for the deflation.

25th October 2011, 2:14 AM
... Wait, it's Ciara that JP, Theresa, and Sofiya are talking to? Oh, hell, this is going to be heavily amusing. Why is Mana never around to observe these situations? Ciara should kick JP. If so, I'll happily pretend that Mana was standing around in the halls to observe this before going to the dorms, since Sig said he was supposedly pretty late at the dorms.

Plus, Ciara = Cresselia is ironic, rather than sarcastic, I'd say.

Hufflepuffs are fat. Fat Friar. Prof. Sprout. Helga Hufflepuff. The lady who owned the cup. All fat people.

By the way, actually on-topic, do Halls and Testa know about the Court yet? I assume since Liza was added, they were too. Halls is our Old Man Daidara/Random Cop Dude, right? Also, since the school was Tartarus, if we're at school for the concert when Court rolls along, wouldn't we end up in Tartarus?

25th October 2011, 2:14 AM
Latios for Lace? Awesome!
Wow the amount of TBA spin off material just keeps growing!
Persona:OP:Tengen Toppa Mecha Tourney/ Beach ep/
Festival Night/ Halloween Haunted Mansion/
Thanksgiving Dinner/ Hot Springs? >_> Like..uhh

The B.E.A.S.T & The Cold Turkey Murder!

I'm wonderin' if this story goes through our whole school year, there'll be winter break for the holidays soon right? Along with Thanksgiving. If this Court thing doesn't have us "Wiping All Out" every night then it'd be keen if some of the team'd spend the holidays in other places aside from Bellow High. Like two could pair up and spend winter break over someones winter home out of town for some 1-on-1 development. Then again, we might be tied to this school.

On topic: It looks like everyone heres setting up for this school concert Friday night. The Crimson Beats right? Since this'll be my first Court, do we need to be in attendance of the show in order to take part in the mayhem? Or will those demon "things" still come after someone like if I'm out the school grounds around midnight, just strolling and whistling to myself.

I say this because as of now, I'm all but set up for Lace to wander down into the shops outside the school grounds on a little personal shopping spree. To buy new outfits for the weekend, ramen, pizza, and some fun party games like Bingo, Spin Teh Bottle, Dance Dance R, and Just Dance 3 [itz awesuhm]. I don't want to miss out a potentially important plot event at the concert, I thought attending was optional but if it's a driving force in the story then I'll spin something if needed.

25th October 2011, 2:28 AM
Edited my above position on Hufflepuff. Basically, I've conceded the grounds that Hufflepuff is a "leftovers" group, but I've reconciled it with the traits given somewhat. Meh, doesn't really change my previous input.

Regarding the teachers, I think that we would know if Testa was added to the court, and, I believe that Halls just does upgrades rather than entirely new weapons. Imma let Zinc answer for sure, though.

@VB: Gah. Too many spin-off ideas, most of which I've already had at some point or another. Technically we're still in August, so the only likely one in the near future is the semi-confirmed "beach episode" with possible accompanying hot springs. Assuming that Quarterman is anywhere near those things. Any winter stuff is still quite a way away.

And yes, you can go off wherever you like before the shadows show up - the first time that the students got dragged in, we were scattered all over the place.

25th October 2011, 2:34 AM
Oh, no, JP is with Clarise, Theresa and Sofiya. I was just commenting on niedude's last post is all.

It's just that if Ciara crashes the concert just before the Court begins, she's probably going to see him looking very proud of himself (I'm assuming, based off of the tone set, unless something happens at the concert that makes him upset), and if there's one thing Ciara hates to see, it's smugness.

Also she's going to mentally freak, at least a bit, during the first few minutes of the Court (there's a big difference between reading someone's notebook and experiencing something for yourself), and the best way for her to re-assume control is to mentally shred the nearest person she can easily criticise to smithereens, or at least damage their integrity enough for her to feel better about herself. When you feel threatened, it's either fight or flight- Ciara's a fighter, both mentally and physically (woohoo, Action Girl!).

Just getting herself psyched for her attack with the Evidence Notebook. She's going to try to put Miyuki through the wringer for leaving such evidence in the girls' bathroom. So, will the group response be solidarity or condemnation? Miyuki'll either get a massive self-esteem boost or a telling-off. I only dare to do these things because it's Sequel ;D

When did people talk about Hot Springs? I would be very afraid for any man that saw Ciara in any outfit as vulnerable as a bathing costume, because she might possibly use their heads as battle standards.

EDIT: Christ, a posting deluge!

25th October 2011, 2:35 AM
Wow... alot of comments here.

@Niihyl: I never saw all the Slytherins as evil, even in the book. I think it's unfortunate implications as such, but some of them were only a bit mean, and Snape turned out to be a really good guy at the end (if you don't know this yet, I don't care if it's spoiled), if a bit blinded by his dislike for James. James was painted as a complete jerk as a child as well, making the whole 'all Gryffindors are heroes' thing. Ambitious, Cunning... Shinai is a Slytherin as well. As well as sucumbing to temptation for power... maybe that should have been spoilered...

Also, Testa and halls don't know about the Court yet. Halls probably won't either, seeing as I took her Persona spark and gave it to Shinai. I'll still use her, but she's much more useful as just a teacher and tinkerer, than a player.

No you don't have to be at the concert. I ussually don't requuire players to be anywhere (with a few small exceptions). Don't worry. Everyone will get to the Court
tonight, no matter how they spent their night.


25th October 2011, 2:39 AM
... Wait, it's Ciara that JP, Theresa, and Sofiya are talking to? Oh, hell, this is going to be heavily amusing. Why is Mana never around to observe these situations? Ciara should kick JP. If so, I'll happily pretend that Mana was standing around in the halls to observe this before going to the dorms, since Sig said he was supposedly pretty late at the dorms.

Nope he's talking to Clarise two completely different people. Sorry to disappoint you.

As for houses... I'm not much of a Harry Potter fan but I hear Hufflepuffs sucks... reading the comment it because they pretty much say you guys suck too much to be in the other go to Hufflepuffs :/ It makes me want to cheer them on; go rejects show them that you're just as good as the other houses! Actually I think Russell could fit in Ravenclaw because he is quite smart or Hufflepuffs because he has quite a few of the characteristics. Like JP he pretends to be brave so Gryffindor might not be for him. But hell the hat would let him in if he asked nicely.

25th October 2011, 2:52 AM
James was a total ***. I'd totally hate him if he was at my school. Snape was just so tragic. And I despised him for six books as well. Number seven just had to make me feel bad about it. I'm a big Potter fan, (my childhood, right there) but I just thought the way Slytherins were painted wasn't too great. After all, in the scene in the Great Hall before the Battle for Hogwarts, every single Slytherin stood up to evacuate. Not a single one wanted to stay to help protect Hogwarts. 'Cept Draco, but his goal was to capture Harry or something.

But then again, Harry should have been a Slytherin. It was only because he met Ron and Hagrid that he didn't want to. Don't give in to peer pressure Harry. Don't do it!

Hrm, will Halls still edit our weapons if she doesn't know about the Court of Miracles...?

Ooh, temptation for power. I'd happily succumb to that. On that note, can we just accept our Shadows? I can't be bothered with a boss-fight right now, so let's be friends, you're me, I'm you, hip hip hooray.

25th October 2011, 2:59 AM
Also, the Shadows here aren't trying to make you accept your faults. They're weighing them against your possitive aspects. They're judging you. Whether you deserve to live or not. The worse your sins and offences to humanity, the stronger they get. So if your character slowly gets more sadistic and begins to show more negative traits, your shadow will power up in turn. They don't want a truce. They want to test you. They want to kill you.
Well, they do have a few alterior motives depending on the Arcana, but most of the time, it's 'Show humanity the weight of their sins'... you know, the usual Persona bullcrap.

Also, here's the first song from the concert:
EDIT: This is alie.

The way I was going handle the Halls weapon thing was get the students to have Wulfgard as their middle-man. His collection of weaponry isn't news to Testa or Halls, Testa being Garret's friend and Halls... well, she's just Halls. She knows... everything.

Also, Niihyl, remember. Self-preservation is a Slytherin trait. They ran to live... would you want to fight Voldy? That was one of their traits you agreed with after all.

25th October 2011, 3:51 AM
Heh-heh come on if accepting you shadow made all the bad things go away it would be too easy. Russell stubborness might get him kill because he has difficult time accepting parts of himself he know are true...

Anyway other than the Stand Out can I say the rest of them go in order? I was going to make a nice playlist and let it play and write as I listen... I'll warn you know if there's any rap I'm skipping... Not a fan of rap music (there are a very few exceptions).

25th October 2011, 4:18 AM
Sure, the rest can go in order.
Have fun listening.
Also, there is only one rap song, and it's a parody rap song. It's funny as hell and is rap in the loosest sense.

*Jean Grey*
25th October 2011, 5:00 AM
Yes, Terri's size is 34D. The very reason why she wears corsets...she's shameless. XD Plus, it gave me a reason to not make her a size 0.

Hufflepuff is not the leftover house to me. >.< Don't think that way, Raiden sent me his HUfflepuff letter from Pottermore...don't let the book fool you. >.<

That being said, I'm not sure where Terri falls under, she's definitely not a Slytherin though. Where do you think she'll be?

BTW, Jason-Kun, would Clarise fit under the trope "Ojou" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Ojou)? I dunno, she just gives me vibes. XD

25th October 2011, 5:50 PM
Well, I lied....
The beggining and closings songs have changed. The one I had listed felt wrong.
They are now listed correctly on my post.

Also, how's the Trope page filling out, guys?

*Jean Grey*
25th October 2011, 8:45 PM
Left Theresa's dorm-barging open-ended. She doesn't know which dorm is JP's and did not bother to look at the number...so you guys could make her right...or make her wrong. XD

If in case she turns out opening the correct door...niedude, the knockers-staring will fit in, as she's bending sideways. XD

More House speculation...taking into account the traits mentioned.

-Randy (THE Gryffindor of the group.)
-Sig (He's definitely the chivalrous side of it.)

-Liza (Definitely)
-Sofiya (May swing towards Slytherin)
-Miyuki (Naturally intelligent despite sleeping in class.)

-Snow (Nice boy all-around)
-Joshua (Has some Gryffindor tendencies though.)

-Clarise (Ambitious definitely. Could also be Ravenclaw now that I think about it.)
-Ms. Halls XD (Joke, I am not that sure if she'd be this.)

I'll edit as I get on with my analyses. XD

Now, just asking...would Terri be a Ravenclaw, Gryffindor or Hufflepuff? I guess the best way I'll know is if I ask you guys...I don't see her as a Slytherin, but tell me you any of you do.

niedude, JP still is a Gryffindor to me. XD

25th October 2011, 9:19 PM
For the Trope page I put some information for all the characters that were 'Put on the Bus' (except Diego) using what I could figure out from their sign-up. Raiden already had a made list so I just put it there. And added the ones to Halberd that I talked about.

Oh since I never mention it I'm putting Russell's room is #212. That's two room away from JP and right next to Joshua's. Hmm... I don't know if I should let it be Russell room she barge in... Though chances aren't high right now.

25th October 2011, 9:58 PM
I wanna listen to everyone's ideas of what Terri saw before I make her get it right.
It's probably better, since my writting is crap today. See? I typed writting with double T. And you don't even wanna see my descriptions.

Dunno what's wrong with me lately :\

25th October 2011, 11:05 PM
Posting tomorrow night, so y'all know I'm not dead. I see Joshua in Hufflepuff, but I could easily be wrong.

26th October 2011, 1:36 AM
I see Theresa as either Gryffindor or Slytherin. Nerve and courage, certainly. And then just that Slytherin-y vibe. Don't think Hufflepuff, although that's mildly because of my bias as seeing Hufflepuffs as Extreme Doormats (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ExtremeDoormat) at best. I know it's not really true... but still. Don't know about Ravenclaw.

I'mma be posting soon. And really, hiding the Gun Evoker from Russell was hideously pointless with Theresa in a mildly (mildly being a relative term) revealing all-black outfit and Scythe wandering about.

Anywho, let's get this party started! Time to introduce our newbies to the epic rave parties that B.E.A.S.T has every. single. night.

26th October 2011, 1:45 AM
Hmm... that surly give Russell a fright if a girl dressed in black carrying a scythe suddenly just busted in his room... He is the only new guy with a dorm... Maybe I should take advantage of that.

26th October 2011, 1:48 AM
For the tropes page, would anyone be okay with me linking to the character bios on the Character sheet? If you rather link your character to their own bio yourself, I'll skip over assuming I get the goahead to link to the individual profile post.

26th October 2011, 1:57 AM
Heh, it would be pretty funny if someone mistook Terri for the Grim Reaper. A sexy, half undressed Grim Reaper.

Oh my good lord, JP's gonna freak if he sees her like that.

Hey guys, any ideas for ways to conceal JP's sword? Out of my DMC love, the idea of a guitar case comes to mind, but JP doesn't have a guitar (I gueess I could just handwave that Randy let him borrow one or something) but Im open to last minute ideas.

Also, Zinc, remember how JP wanted to talk to Randy before the concert? I've sent you the PM, and you know its just immersion stuff, but I'd still like for JP to talk about it. Maybe he'll suggest it to the whole group after the concert is over, before the Court starts?

26th October 2011, 1:59 AM
Oh, right... maybe next Court Niedude. Wait until we have the remainder of the group as official Court members. Of course, one of the reasons I didn't do that was (because my message didn't send going back and looking at my sent ones) because I was under the assumption you guys were taking shifts already, heh. We had decided in the last disscussion thread, so that's why Randy, Liza, and Wulfgard were alone the night before.
If you guys want, we could always have it that Garret keeps your weapons with him in the van.

Also, Jason, go ahead and link all the sign-ups. No one should mind, and we'd all appreciate it.... of course this makes me have to go edit mine to make sure they are all correct in grammer. I don't want to look even worse on TvTropes than I already do.

26th October 2011, 3:10 AM
What actor would voice your character?

As a request from Niihyl (not that I wasn't going to do it anyway).

Randy would be voiced by Jack Black all day long.
Liza would have Brina Palencia voicing her...
Testa- Kirk Thorton (in his normal voice... not all Shadow the Hedgehogy)

26th October 2011, 3:21 AM
As in voice actors/actresses?

Susan Dilian, if only because she's Naoto's voice actress and having her voice Clarise with a similar voice would be <3.

26th October 2011, 4:36 AM
Um... Zinc did you based the name of first Persona RPG of this from this song: Upon the Grave of Guilt by Falconer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJKCKswrcss&feature=related)? I happen to see it in the side bar when I was looking for your new songlist addition. The song really makes me think of this RPG and Persona in general.

Ooo Vic Mignogna, he's so awesome, for Russell! I think Edward Elric voice would be fix him quite nicely :D

26th October 2011, 4:45 AM
Yep. I was listening to the song while trying to decide on a name... it seemed to fit quite well.

26th October 2011, 4:47 AM
First... whoa. Liza is Ennis. And I've never heard Shadow the Hedgehog. Kirk Thorton...? *Googles* He did Jin? Like, Samurai Champloo Jin? ... No way... It's the only one of his roles that I can recall clearly as of now. Any others?

:D Lol, calling Russell short could possibly have terrible repercussions.

Mana... I honestly have no idea. Crispin Freeman maybe? Just for Kyon-snarking. And Alucard-badassery. Yep. You have know idea how incredibly awesome that would be. I don't really know a lot of VA's by name...

26th October 2011, 5:09 AM
I've decided to be nice and not have Theresa bursting through Russell's door and scaring him. I'll let him have his shock induced near heart attack when the Court starts... My post should be finish soonish but with my slow typing that could be a couple hours.

I don't know many VA myself but Vic voices a lot of people I like so so his name just kind of stuck to me. Even though I can't actually say his last name XD

*Jean Grey*
26th October 2011, 6:16 AM
Voice acting? I wonder which of the guys would be a Badass Baritone? Maybe voiced by Dan Green or Steve Blum? XD It would be funny for one of the smaller ones to be one.

Theresa? Her voice is surprisingly higher and softer than what you'd expect. I'd say Laura Bailey for her, I actually imagine Theresa sounding a lot like Serah from FFXIII and FFXIII-2. Well, as I said, her kinder, tender side wins out in terms of voice. XD Nobody would trust a high-school girl with voice that sounds like she's been smoking. XD

Thinking of Sofiya's voice actress amuses me. Obviously, I'd see her having a high-pitched, somewhat childish voice....very cute.

BTW...Joshua? He has some Gryffindor in him. He is himself, and sticks to it...plus acting requires some courage...definitely not for those who suffer from stage firght.

26th October 2011, 7:45 AM
Voices, voices...

I suppose Hynden Walch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hynden_Walch) would make a good Miyuki.

As for Sofiya, maybe Stephanie Sheh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephanie_Sheh)?

As for house... I'm not much of a Harry Potter fan, so someone else can tag Miyuki for me there. I read the books and all, but I'm just really not that knowledgeable about it.

*Jean Grey*
26th October 2011, 7:57 AM
I tagged Miyuki as a Ravenclaw...being naturally intelligent despite napping a lot in class. However, I'm also getting Gryffindor vibes from her. XD

26th October 2011, 10:28 AM
Heh, it would be pretty funny if someone mistook Terri for the Grim Reaper. A sexy, half undressed Grim Reaper.

Oh my good lord, JP's gonna freak if he sees her like that.

Hey guys, any ideas for ways to conceal JP's sword?

Well maybe if he just zipped up his fly...

Yeah, like I was going to let that one go. Shame on the rest of you for not beating me to this joke!

@Jean Grey: I see him more in Hufflepuff for his loyalty and kindness, but to be fair, that hasn't had much chance to come up yet... Eh, I really dunno. Could be either/or.

*Jean Grey*
26th October 2011, 10:55 AM
Yeah...not much opportunities yet...plus if he's in Gryffindor...he's with JP! XD If he were in Hufflepuff...JP will still tease him! It's win-win either way. XD

Would Joshua's voice be masculine or slightly camp/hammy/dramatic? XD

Edit: Wordy, would Ciara qualify for the "Smug Snake" trope?

26th October 2011, 2:57 PM
JG gave me an awesome idea. I had never even thought of a voice for JP (weird actually) but I now can't imagine JP with any other voice than Snow's from FFXIII (ironic, since the Snow in our cast is like the opposite JP in terms of... everything)

PS: It took me a whole hour to remember that Snow is Serah's fiance... I swear the VA/Character reference is totally unintentional <.<

26th October 2011, 3:25 PM
I'm not sure whether Sofiya'd be a Ravenclaw or a Slytherin. I mean she has smarts (on the academic front, at least), but she's also very, very ambitious. She wants to become a doctor and rise high in the military and protect everyone and stab things to death So yeah.

I personally see Terri as a Gryffindor. She takes responsibility and wants to protect the group, she's (somewhat) motherly and isn't afraid to fight for them. Ravenclaw for her... wasn't she held back a year? Not that academic skill necessarily corresponds with your general intelligence. I just don't see her as a Slytherin, and Hufflepuff is a bit too mellow for her.

Stephanie Sheh sounded pretty good for Sofiya (checked her voice out in YT, I swear, Vic is the only VA I've ever heard from all of those mentioned...), though a bit too timid. Though I only listened to her Hinata, so... that probably has some weight on her tone XD More courage, enthusiasm and her accent, and Sheh'd fit well 8)

Will post... later. School work now.

*Jean Grey*
26th October 2011, 4:03 PM
Yeah, Theresa was held back during the Vittoria Nightmare, when she was put through hell. XD Yeah, now I see Gryffindor in her. XD

JP having the voice of FFXIII Snow? I really see it actually! Motorcycle and all too! XD You know that Snow's VA (Troy Baker) is also Yuri Lowell from Tales of Vesperia? (JP kinda reminds me a bit of Yuri too.)

So, list so far in terms of VAs:

Randy - Jack Black
Liza - Brina Palencia
Testa - Kirk Thorton
Clarise - Susan Dilian
Russell - Vic Mignogna
Theresa - Laura Bailey
Miyuki - Hynden Walch
Sofiya - Stephanie Sheh
JP - Troy Baker
Mana - Crispin Freeman

26th October 2011, 4:07 PM
I sadly only played the Tales of Vesperia demo. I wanted to get the game really bad at first but I later gew out of it, I guess. If I don't feed my hype it disappears rather fast (unless we're talking about Skyrim. My god these two weeks cant past fast enough. FYI, from November 11th onward, I am gonna be posting MUCH less frequently. Just a warning and FYI)

*Jean Grey*
26th October 2011, 5:24 PM
I updated the trope page. XD Added Unusual Euphemism under Sofiya, Bi The Way under Kent, and Big Badass Wolf under JP. (Theresa did compare him to one.)

26th October 2011, 5:52 PM
@niedude: The obvious choices that I can think of as a way to conceal his weapon are some sort of instrument case or poster tube, unless he figures out a clever way of hiding it in the building.

I got it, SoS. Somebody's been reading Shakespeare, I see.

Voice actors? I'd imagine Sig as one of Phil LaMarr's many voices, possibly a slightly more baritone variation of Carver (Weekenders). He's perhaps a bit young to have earned the voice of Steve Blum (and even if he wasn't, he'd probably have another LaMarr voice), but I think that either Wulfgard or Testa could do with a badass Blum/Green voice. Oh, and I have to say that I imagined Miyuki as Michelle Ruff, if only because of the typecasting to pale-haired quiet girls, though Walch makes sense.

P.S. - Was thinking up what Sigmund's potential "evolved" persona would be a few weeks ago and ended up sneaking it into one of my in-character posts. Bonus points if anyone picks up on it, but don't go scouring the thread - it's just a passing reference.