CrazyIvan777
 member, 182 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 17:00
Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
So, in an urban fantasy game I'm running, a shy teenage girl has recently awakened into magic-using ability. She was, before this transformation, very unatheletic and somewhat ugly. Post-transformation, she's become something of an Adonis, and hyper-strong, hyper-fast, etc.
The thing is, the psychology of the unpopular / unattractive continues in her mind, and one of the school 'mean girls' is going to hit her hard with it. To wit, said mean girl has a phone video of the newly-awakened doing... Something embarrassing. It has to be bad enough that seeing it will hit the girl's confidence very hard, and can't just be just handwaved away by (hopefully) good friends, but it also needs to be something that eventually the awakened girl can get past her past and move on.
For whatever reason, I've drawn a complete blank on what the video might be. I look to my fellow RPOLers for advice!
Knight_Vassal
 member, 301 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 17:58
Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
Well it is teens so it can't be NC-17. So how about a video of her asking the quarterback out and him rejecting her in a rather jack ass type of way? Or she confesses that she secretly like person x? And if it is broadcast to the school then that should embarrass her. Or a rant that she goes on about the mean girls.
RobRebel
 member, 9 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 18:31
Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
Would a locker-room video of her stuffing her bra be too much?
steelsmiter
 member, 1670 posts
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Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 18:42
Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
Would it be possible to have something she already did in game that was embarrassing, but originally thought to be private?
Valander
 member, 38 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 18:45
Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
Another choice would be the clumsy, awkward stage. Did she spill something on her blouse to make it translucent? Did she mix two things in chemistry that caused an explosion? Did her skirt get caught in her pantyhose and cause the class to laugh at her? Did she trip walking down the hall and spill her purse all over the place? Any of these would cause embarassment to her. Add multiple together and you get the laughingstock of the school.
swordchucks
 member, 1336 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 18:47
Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
In game is definitely better.  However, I present to you something inspirational.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...ilming-laughing.html
Knight_Vassal
 member, 302 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 19:04
Re: Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
RobRebel:
Would a locker-room video of her stuffing her bra be too much?

Might cross the line.
Dgorjones
 member, 18 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 19:32
Re: Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
A couple thoughts:

1. Video of her making fun of one of her now-friends (maybe done while they were friends).

2. Nose picking.
seraphmoon
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Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 19:35
Re: Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
Video from a church, camp, or middle school talent show.
CaesarCV
 member, 225 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 19:36
Re: Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
Hm...maybe it could be her crying alone in the bathroom or something? Or maybe falling in a large cowpie or pile of trash?
Manticore
 member, 421 posts
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Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 19:38
Re: Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
Her enjoying watching a seriously uncool, preschool kiddie TV show like The Love Ducks?
Eggy
 member, 753 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 21:55
Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
In reply to CrazyIvan777 (msg # 1):

She could have been bullied into doing something terrible and recorded. What if, when they were younger/pre-awakening, the shy girl was forced to lick dog poo and the bullies filmed the part where they forced her to "admit" that she eats poo? Now the super teen has the power to make her tormentors do the same or worse, but doesn't because she's good?

This message was last edited by the user at 21:56, Thu 15 Dec 2016.

Nifty
 member, 6 posts
Fri 16 Dec 2016
at 17:18
Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
A video where she is talking to a home made manniquen made of pillows etc, and she is addressing as the local high school hunk (most popular boy at school), at the end of the video she french kisses the manniquen.
madcat
 member, 21 posts
Sun 1 Jan 2017
at 18:31
Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
How about asking the player what the thing is, rather than dumping something perhaps totally out of character on them.

So, $Mean_Girl has got a video of you doing something embarrassing.  What were you doing?
CrazyIvan777
 member, 185 posts
Mon 2 Jan 2017
at 05:49
Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
Good advice, normally. In this case the girl is an NPC. :D
Malakan
 member, 1261 posts
Sat 7 Jan 2017
at 02:00
Advice / plot help needed: Embarrassing moment.
Nothing beats being filmed playing with dolls at a department store, even if innocently doing it to play with a younger child who, while present, was cropped out of the video.