OOC and Chit Chat.   Posted by Raziel.Group: 0
Florie Punt
 player, 1 post
Fri 13 Nov 2020
at 23:15
Traveling for next few days
all right. not much to say to that other than I got the message and will come up with a character bio. warning: I do a good job of coming up with a character's appearance and personality, but not at backstories, so expect something barebones.
Florie Punt
 player, 2 posts
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 23:26
Traveling for next few days
Distracted by RL. Hold on! I'll post something up on Monday.
Raziel
 GM, 4 posts
 Regem Angelorum
 Venite adoremus
Mon 23 Nov 2020
at 13:57
Traveling for next few days
Back online. Hope you're still interested in the game.
Florie Punt
 player, 3 posts
Mon 23 Nov 2020
at 23:22
Traveling for next few days
Yes, still interested. I will brainstorm a background (again, not great at that) later and maybe post today as well.
Raziel
 GM, 5 posts
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Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 12:44
Traveling for next few days
Happy to help you with your background, if you would like.

I'm looking forward to playing with you.
Raziel
 GM, 6 posts
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Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 20:46
Florie Punt

Florie Punt
 player, 4 posts
Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 02:13
Florie Punt
Ooookay. Insofar as my fried brain can generate words, I have a basic idea:

Florie has four siblings in a working class household. The slums. Lives with a strict, disciplinarian mother. Seeks refuge in rebellion. Runs away. Petty scammer. Runs into a "Professor" LaBlanche, a tall, spectral and icy man (who I envision as gay, but not exactly open about it) who plays the part of her uncle. She acted as confederate in a fake sťance act which traveled around Great Britain. Whether actually French or not, LaBlanche could speak it like a native and over the next few years, he made sure to immerse her in the language by speaking it all the time.

Why, for Florie, an advantage of speaking French over English? So she could hide her working class accent, which, as herself, she would have difficulty doing. The fake French accent enable her to sound "proper".

One to three years ago, Flroie had a falling-out with LaBlanche (kind of a jerk) or something, leaving her on her own.
Florie Punt
 player, 5 posts
Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 20:02
Florie Punt
I will improve on this, when I have time! ("Fried", BTW, refers not to chemical use but having a busy day.)
Florie Punt
 player, 6 posts
Sun 29 Nov 2020
at 02:17
Florie Punt
A question for ya. Will you ask me to roll or will you do this rules-invisible? I don't have a preference. Just asking! Also, I have updated my character bio.
Raziel
 GM, 8 posts
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Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 13:02
Florie Punt
Mostly this will just be interactive storytelling. Only if there gets to be a real chance occurrence will I ask you to roll the dice.

I like the addition to your bio. Nice depth.
Florie Punt
 player, 7 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 20:03
Florie Punt
Thanks! I think I improved on it.
Raziel
 GM, 11 posts
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Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 13:26
Florie Punt
I tend to write in the present tense for role playing. It increases the sense of immediacy for me as I compose. I slip and will even mix tenses from time to time. I grew up being taught that third person past tense was the correct narrative form. But so much of what I was taught at school was bullshit. If you would rather one than the other, I'm happy to accommodate.
Florie Punt
 player, 9 posts
Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 20:06
Florie Punt
I apologize if I sounded passive-aggressive! I posted yesterday in a hurry.

just say "keep present tense!" or "keep past tense!" and I'll go with whichever one.

also, I forgot to thank you for the info on money. could you point me to a good reference for this, in case it might come up?

one bit of IC detail that I forgot to incorporate into last night's post: Florie passes herself off as an orphan. people who already know her (or the persona, rather) know this about her.
Raziel
 GM, 15 posts
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Sat 5 Dec 2020
at 13:08
Florie Punt
Present tense it is. I realize I keep dropping into it no matter how I start the piece. As I said, it just feels so much more immediate for me.

As to trusting Julian, she's only just met him. He seems very nice, very handsome, witty, genuine, etc. Indeed, I am hoping that she will allow him to woo her as the story progresses. An upfront confidence for her to him would go a long way to increasing their bond right now, but if she confesses to being a fraud and trying to trick the Leatherby's out of money she will put herself in a very different class than he is and she would not judge that he would keep her secret. She is essentially an enemy of his friend and they are just strangers on a train. But if she were to tell him her cover story in confidence, that would be well accepted and put her in an exotic light.

In general, I plan to talk through things rather than roll dice, though in a few days it would be nice to come up with a character sheet for her along with a list of her gear.
Florie Punt
 player, 12 posts
Sat 5 Dec 2020
at 20:10
Florie Punt
quote:
Indeed, I am hoping that she will allow him to woo her as the story progresses.


yeah, I kind of guessed! [smile]

quote:
An upfront confidence for her to him would go a long way to increasing their bond right now, but if she confesses to being a fraud and trying to trick the Leatherby's out of money she will put herself in a very different class than he is and she would not judge that he would keep her secret.


I had in mind something less radical than revealing everything... still risky, though.
Florie Punt
 player, 13 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2020
at 20:09
Florie Punt
I have a crappy news... as much as you said from the onset that the game would involve flirting, the romance angle does not work for me in practice. Based on PBP roleplaying in the past, I thought it best to say so directly. I would like to continue with the game, though, if you don't mind. I have liked what you have written so far.
Raziel
 GM, 18 posts
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Fri 11 Dec 2020
at 21:53
Florie Punt
I'm glad you're enjoying the story. We can certainly continue on a more straightforward horror story if you wish. Romance is not everyone's cup of tea.
Florie Punt
 player, 14 posts
Sat 12 Dec 2020
at 02:09
Florie Punt
ah, thank you! I will post again probably tomorrow.
Florie Punt
 player, 16 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 23:07
Florie Punt
waylaid by Life! will post again when I have gotten done with RL duties.
Raziel
 GM, 20 posts
 Regem Angelorum
 Venite adoremus
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 14:18
Florie Punt
It's for fun, not a chore.

Enjoy your holiday, however you celebrate.
Raziel
 GM, 22 posts
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Wed 6 Jan 2021
at 15:56
Florie Punt
Hope your new year is going well. Let me know if you would like to continue the story.
Florie Punt
 player, 17 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 23:21
Florie Punt
I know! gah! I will compose a response, then post it.
Raziel
 GM, 23 posts
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Fri 8 Jan 2021
at 14:06
Florie Punt
Take your time. It's supposed to be fun, not an obligation
Florie Punt
 player, 18 posts
Sun 10 Jan 2021
at 02:09
Florie Punt
oh, not every GM on RPOL.net understands that, as you probably know!

I won't post on Sundays as I set that aside as my internet-free day of the week. so Monday. or nothing. saying that to motivate myself and not procrastinate any longer!
Florie Punt
 player, 19 posts
Sun 17 Jan 2021
at 02:24
Florie Punt
Finally, apologies for the writer's block!