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Avenging_Angel
02/23/2007 8:57 AM

As the title obviously shows, this is a RP in the setting of the videogame series and movie, Silent Hill.

Quite open to joining, though please post your character sheets here before you post in the RP. If you're going to join, you should be familiar with either the videogames or the movie, just so's you know what the hell is going on.

I'm kind of hoping we can keep this with less of a bash-as-many-monsters-as-you can feel and more of a subtle, creepy feel. If that makes any sense. Less hack-and-slash, I guess.
Feel free to use any monsters you like from all four games. Yes, this means Pyramid Head...oh yes...

The only thing I will quickly say is please make sure your posts are properly capitalized and whatnot - don't be afraid of the humble spellchecker! Even just going back and re-reading before you hit the "POST" button to make sure there's nothing horribly glaring missing (apostrophes, capitalization, blah blah). Don't worry, nobody's going to jump down your throat over a few typos :P

Here's a blank basic character sheet to use (you can kind of estimate the height/weight, I've yet to find a good chart to help with getting the proportions right):

Name:

Gender:

Age:

Eyes:

Hair:

Skin:

Height:

Weight:

Personality:

Occupation:

Background & Reason for coming to Silent Hill:




Enjoy!

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Friday, February 23, 2007 9:01 AM]

nanuk
02/23/2007 12:20 PM

Liking this already, Angel

(but please no Pyramid Head...)

Have to be social this evening, bah, so shan't get a chance to post character sheet, but shall be mulling it over.




Don't worry, nobody's going to jump down your throat over a few typos



Can't guarantee that ;)

Unbeliever
02/23/2007 8:27 PM

As I've already told you, I'm so in. Give me a day or two for the character.

Avenging_Angel
02/23/2007 8:37 PM


Liking this already, Angel

(but please no Pyramid Head...)

Have to be social this evening, bah, so shan't get a chance to post character sheet, but shall be mulling it over.


Excellent, excellent.

D'aww...are you saying you've never wanted to hide in a closet, knowing that a few flimsy slats of wood are all that stand between you and a murderous, molesting monster with an over-sized helmet of doom?!
...
No?

...

Oh. Right.



As I've already told you, I'm so in. Give me a day or two for the character.


Spectacular. Welcome aboard.

LunaMaria
02/23/2007 9:00 PM

Thinking about joining but I've never played or seen the films so I'll fill myself in to join...

when i first read this the first thought was, this would be funny if a bus full of school kind going to a trip broke down there... they split up.... then kill most of them... then all the monsters leave with only 5 or 6 people left to deal with mental trauma

Avenging_Angel
02/23/2007 11:17 PM


Thinking about joining but I've never played or seen the films so I'll fill myself in to join...


Try Wikipedia for info. You can find most of the cutscenes on youTube, too :)



when i first read this the first thought was, this would be funny if a bus full of school kind going to a trip broke down there... they split up.... then kill most of them... then all the monsters leave with only 5 or 6 people left to deal with mental trauma


Eeeh, perhaps not. Part of the fear factor comes from the isolation factor of being stuck in a strange place with no one you know, and that kind of kills the mood.
Not a bad thought, though. Just not working here. :)

nanuk
02/24/2007 6:19 AM


when i first read this the first thought was, this would be funny if a bus full of school kind going to a trip broke down there... they split up.... then kill most of them... then all the monsters leave with only 5 or 6 people left to deal with mental trauma



eh... no... some of us are a bit old to play school children, lol. And I bloody get enough of them everyday without having to pretend to be one in my spare time! (and I keep thinking Jeepers Creepers, ugh!)

And like Angel said, the idea of being alone, surrounded by all kind of strange, and not knowing who anyone is or whether you can trust them really adds to the fear. Second game springs to mind..

If you're looking to learn more about it the film, Luna, whatever its faults the film (I love Sean Bean so I'm not saying anything!) does quite well at capturing the look of the games.

From having to work with crappy powered games engines comes genius.

Avenging_Angel
02/24/2007 12:07 PM


And I bloody get enough of them everyday without having to pretend to be one in my spare time!


You have my sympathies. :P



(and I keep thinking Jeepers Creepers, ugh!)


Well, that too. Bleh.



If you're looking to learn more about it the film, Luna, whatever its faults the film (I love Sean Bean so I'm not saying anything!) does quite well at capturing the look of the games.


So this makes...three people who've said they like the movie? :P

nanuk
02/24/2007 4:14 PM

It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, I'll say that. Though as I love crappy horrors that's not saying a huge amount. ;)

And they got the atmosphere and creepy alternate air raid siren world down pat.
Maybe a little too much faithfulness to the look and not enough to the story line (ending was such a cop out...)


I am still working on a character, just in case you think I've forgotten it..

Zaroth
02/24/2007 11:30 PM

Though I have never seen or played anything Silent Hill, I do have a general understanding of the story outline. I've watched my friend play once, but otherwise I have only researched it on wikipedia. If it is ok, may I sit out for the beginning of the thread just to get a better understanding of Silent Hill. It seems very interesting.

nanuk
02/25/2007 5:28 AM

interesting...yes, if by interesting you mean it gives me the willies. And I'm a brave girl, lol.

Once you're familiar with it it shouldn't be a problem- Angel said the stuff on wiki's quite good.
If you've watched your friend play then you'll know the look and feel of it, which is just as important.




I still can't decide on a character... I'm toying with the idea of drawing heavily from my RL to make it creepier, but there's a small voice telling me I don't want to do that ;)

Saisei
02/25/2007 11:45 AM

Howdy Angel, I'd be the brother of Nanuk.

Was wondering if there'd be room for myself in the PBP? Played through Silent Hill 1, 2, and 3 (started for but it... well it bit big time) and seen the movie a few times. Love the games (though they have scarred me to my very core, lol) and I've actually pen & paper RPed in Silent Hill before.

I'd like to play but if you want to keep numbers down, I'm content to watch :)

Unbeliever
02/25/2007 11:46 AM

Character time! Hoo-ah!

[b]Name:[/b] Isaac Davis (Most often called Ike)

[b]Gender:[/b] Male

[b]Age:[/b] 36 years old

[b]Eyes:[/b] Brown, behind glasses.

[b]Hair:[/b] Brown, balding.

[b]Skin:[/b] White as the driven snow... well, not quite, but I thought it was funny.

[b]Height:[/b] 5 ' 8''

[b]Weight:[/b] 195 lbs

[b]Personality:[/b] Generally an affable guy. Some people get the feeling he very much dislikes his work, and the card life has dealt him, but he always has a cheerful word for anyone.

[b]Occupation:[/b] Accountant

[b]Background & Reason for coming to Silent Hill:[/b]

From a young age, Isaac has always been enamored by great works of fiction. When he was a teenager, while others were out at parties and the like, he was most often at home, reading his latest obsession. He would spend hours, just daydreaming, either about what he'd read, or even his own new adventures.

And so it was that his love for writing was born. Toward the end of high school, he had high praise from his english teacher, for his potential.

All through college, he kept at it, occasionally sending works to various publications. Every time, though, he was met with rejection. And so, when he graduated and wound up with a well-paying job at an accounting firm, he kept at it, still. And only ever met with more rejection.

Now, middle-aged, he's lost hope in ever making anything of writing, though occasionally sends out more of his works. While he's the man everyone at the office knows can cheer them up, he secretly despises everything about his life.
____________

And though I think the reason for him going might be kind of obvious, I want to save it for the RP. :P

And that's a much shorter background than I usually write... That's probably a good thing.

nanuk
02/25/2007 12:02 PM

we don't have to many people at the moment Saisei, and a couple don't have too much SH experience so I can't see you being a problem.

I've spent too much time giving out about people's spelling so don't embarrass me now ;)

Saisei
02/25/2007 12:26 PM

wot?! i r a l337 speel0r lolz!


..

I apologise for that. In any case I'll bash out a character and we'll see what happens. If I'm welcome, splendid. If not, it's probably healthier to watch others tremble their way through Silent Hill.


(Incidentally I agree with 'nuk on the anti-Pyramid Head trend :D)


EDIT: Character I'd like to play if everything is gravy


Name: Lily (just Lily)

Gender: Female

Age: 19

Eyes: Bluey Green

Hair: Black, mid length, choppy

Skin: Pale -ish

Height: 5'7''

Weight: 107lbs

Personality: Chirpy generally. Lily tends to appear bouncey and happy, and she usually is. The unfortunate thing is she can be slightly bi-polar and when caught on the bad side of one of her moods, she can have a biting tongue if not a razor wit.

Occupation: Artist (i.e. Unemployed)

Background & Reason for coming to Silent Hill:

Lily recently spent some time in a psychiatric insititute. After almost a year of persistant hallucinations ranging from the mild (having an absorbing conversation with her cat Little Stevens on the low quality of cat food these days) to outright nightmarish (You'll see), Lily committed herself for what she could see as the only way to salvage what little mind she had left.

After months of strenuos psychological tests and numerous varied medicinal treatments Lily left the insititute hoping she had seen the last of her visions. For a few weeks, Lily was adjusting to the outside world once more and becomming happier, until her visions started again. The visions became far more vivid, living less and less in the depths of Lily's psyche and more often than not integrating themselves with the real world to terrifying consequence.

Over the time she had been having her visions, there had been no discernable pattern to the madness but with these new visions there was one constant: Silent Hill. She had no idea what or where Silent Hill was, but it seemed to be the source of the madness that threatened to pull her under and if she could get there maybe she could figure out what was happening to her mind.

---------------------------------------


Yup, I'd be playing a chick. layed her in an SH RP which I never got to finish. Liked the character and wanted to see what else I could find out about her

[Edited by Saisei on Sunday, February 25, 2007 1:11 PM]

Avenging_Angel
02/25/2007 1:41 PM


Howdy Angel, I'd be the brother of Nanuk.

Was wondering if there'd be room for myself in the PBP? Played through Silent Hill 1, 2, and 3 (started for but it... well it bit big time) and seen the movie a few times. Love the games (though they have scarred me to my very core, lol) and I've actually pen & paper RPed in Silent Hill before.

I'd like to play but if you want to keep numbers down, I'm content to watch :)


Welcome aboard. :)



Though I have never seen or played anything Silent Hill, I do have a general understanding of the story outline. I've watched my friend play once, but otherwise I have only researched it on wikipedia. If it is ok, may I sit out for the beginning of the thread just to get a better understanding of Silent Hill. It seems very interesting.


Sure, no worries, it's not that complicated. A little research will take you a long ways.

UB, Saisei, looks good.


I'm working on my character sheet, I swear...I just seem to keep getting interrupted. The universe is conspiring against me...

nanuk
02/25/2007 2:13 PM


The universe is conspiring against me...


me three!

Was going to go with just playing me essentially, but that'll be too unpleasant with Saisei here, lol. So that sets me back even further...

(Incidentally, if I find that you're playing a mentally unbalanced chick with a little too much ease, Saisei, I'm telling Mum)

Leo
02/25/2007 6:44 PM

I am still in it if I can.

Being a big fan of the games and having watched the movie, I am up for it if there is room. I have beaten Silent Hill 2-4, great games (loved the third one especially) and am hoping to be able join it.

Just let me know if there is room or not.

nanuk
02/26/2007 8:40 AM

I'll vouch for you if Angel wants a reference, Leo ;)


okay, deep breath, committing myself to the terror, here goes:

[b]Name:[/b] Kate Kennedy

[b]Gender:[/b] female

[b]Age:[/b] 28

[b]Eyes:[/b] hazel

[b]Hair:[/b] dark red, long, longish fringe (bangs?)

[b]Skin:[/b] pale, unsurprisingly, freckled

[b]Height:[/b] 5'9

[b]Weight:[/b] 12 stone

[b]Personality:[/b] can to be quite serious and dry, and an almost fatalistic cynic. Tends toward pedantry and can be condescending.

[b]Occupation:[/b] High school biology teacher

[b]Background & Reason for coming to Silent Hill:[/b] Kate never especially wanted to be a teacher- not liking kids was a good indicator that it wasn't the career for her. But necessity can be a powerful motivator- her mother became very ill, and as an only child and with no other family to speak of the burden of her care fell to Kate. Teaching part time in the local high school to add to her mother's benefits allowed her to hire a nurse for a few hours a week, escaping the sick room as often as possible.

When her mother [i]finally[/i] died Kate cashed in the insurance policy as quickly as possible, sold the house, and packed what belongings she wanted to keep into her car and started driving. She couldn't say what motivated her: she'd no destination, no planned route, and other than briefly considering hiring a car for Spring Break while in college she'd never felt the need to complete The Great American Roadtrip.

She'd stop in small towns occasionally, taking in the everyday weird- the biggest ball of rubber bands in the state, collections of vegetables that looked like people, freak show museums- but never stayed long, not wanting to stop yet.

Avenging_Angel
02/26/2007 11:00 AM


Was going to go with just playing me essentially, but that'll be too unpleasant with Saisei here, lol. So that sets me back even further...


What's the fun in that? You have to play yourself every day :p It's far more fun to play a character who has little in common with you.



Just let me know if there is room or not.


You're welcome aboard. I see you're working on your grammar and spelling, so keep it up. :)



[b]Name:[/b] Evelyn Williamson

[b]Gender:[/b] Female

[b]Age:[/b] 20

[b]Eyes:[/b] Green

[b]Hair:[/b] Light brown/dirty blonde, cut short and straight

[b]Skin:[/b] Caucasian, slightly freckled

[b]Height:[/b] 5'7

[b]Weight:[/b] 125-ish, thin but muscled (I have yet to find a height-to-weight converter, so that's just general area)

[b]Personality:[/b] Introverted, but relies on people around her a great deal. Tends to come off to strangers as being rather surly and unpleasant, has a sharp temper.

[b]Occupation:[/b] Auto mechanic. Colleg dropout

[b]Background & Reason for coming to Silent Hill:[/b]

Eve grew up in a small town in Tennessee, raised by her father after her parents' divorce and her mother abandoning her children altogether. She grew up as a very quiet introverted person, very reliant on her family's support.
To try and change that, her father encouraged her to go to school away from her family, and she wound up going to college several states away. While it somewhat had the desired effect, it also increased some of her bitterness with her family, and she cut off almost all of her contact with them.
After her first year, she dropped out of college and became a car mechanic, trying to ignore the rest of the world as best as she could.

After having lived like that for about two years, she received a letter from, of all people, her mother who abandoned her as a child, wanting to meet her.

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Monday, February 26, 2007 11:01 AM]

Leo
02/26/2007 11:44 AM


You're welcome aboard. I see you're working on your grammar and spelling, so keep it up. :)

Heh I try... or at least I think I do.

______

Here is my character:

Name: Dustin Light

Gender: Male

Age: 19

Eyes: Grey green

Hair: Ebony

Skin: Tan

Height: 6'

Weight: 165lbs.

Personality: Dustin has a dark personality and generally sees the negative side of a situation. He is also sadistic and masochistic equally enjoying his or the pain of others. He also is an adrenaline junky spending the better part of his life either risking his life or doing the things he knows he shouldn't do

Occupation: Thief

Background & Reason for coming to Silent Hill:

Dustin grew up to a rich family hating it all the while. He was taught at the best school money could provide and spent most of his life grudgingly trapped in a boarding school. Upon graduating he left home and took to the streets, hoping to escape the capitalistic and superficial life he had led.

He tried for various jobs during the first few months after cutting contact with his family, but soon found them boring and uninteresting. He eventually got involved in theft and some minor drug induced vandalism. Using the knowledge he had gained over the years from school and his own personal research he became a very successful thief making him a big target for the police.

He was forced to leave town because of the long chain of theft and vandalism that was attached to his name. He soon found himself running from the police hoping to make it somewhere that he can wait and possibly disappear.

____________

Tell me if anything needs to be changed.

Avenging_Angel
02/27/2007 3:15 PM

Looks good, Leo. The only thing is his last name making me chuckle and want to make lightbulb-related jokes, but otherwise, just fine.

Zaroth
02/27/2007 3:44 PM

Time to make a character!

Name: Max Ashford

Gender: Male

Age: 21

Eyes: Green

Hair: Jet Black/shoulder length

Skin: Light but not pale

Height: 5'9

Weight: 167lb

Personality: Quiet, often talks to himself, generally a nice person, easy to make him smile

Occupation: Unemployed

Background & Reason for coming to Silent Hill: Max isn't quite crazy, just different. You see, he has a long history of talking to himself, narrating his own life in his head, but somehow it seems to come out of his mouth more than often.

Max was made fun of a lot in school for this, but he still managed to make friends. When he was 10 years old his parents took him to a physiatrist, but strangely they said there was no mental problems with Max, he just talked to himself. 2 years past and he started to quiet down, he only talked to himself once or twice a day, unlike in his younger days when it was constant. Max almost completely stopped in his freshman year of high school, only doing it when he was under a lot of stress, or anxiety& or fear.

By the time he was 18 Max was applying for colleges, and was accepted to go to the University of Phoenix. It was great. He was a prize student, with a perfect life going right his way until one day while he was driving out to dinner. It was a foggy night, and his headlights didn't help much. With a maximum range of about ten feet in front of him, Max got tense and started talking to himself, when all of the sudden a small girl appeared from seemingly no where in front of his car. He screamed and hit the brakes, but it was no use. With a bump he could feel the girl under his car, and in that moment he saw a vision of a town. It was a dark foggy town, no lights, abandon. Max rubbed his eyes and opened the door of his car. He didn't want to see what he had done, but had to. He looked behind his car for the body of the little girl, but there was nothing there. Had he been seeing things? For some reason he knew that the vision of that town had to do with it. Max was compelled to find this town. It had to know the answers! A whisper carried by the wind irrupted in his ears "Silent Hill" it said. And that was all.


I don't think I'm great at makeing backrounds so tell me if there is anything wrong with this.

Avenging_Angel
02/27/2007 8:08 PM

Looks good, Zaroth :)

Saisei
02/28/2007 4:26 AM

Ok, it's been quite a while since I RPed here on the RPGC.

We use post order right? lol

nanuk
02/28/2007 6:41 AM

most of the ones I'm in here we post whenever- within reason, obviously.
If you're dealing directly with one other character, say, you might need to post more than strict post order.

They usually even out.


but it's Angel's game so her word is law ;)

Avenging_Angel
02/28/2007 9:56 AM

I'm not really sure what you mean by post order, so I'd say that's probably a no.
Could you maybe explain what you mean for the coffee-deprived old fuddy duddy?

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 9:57 AM]

nanuk
02/28/2007 11:06 AM

That you don't post until everyone else has posted- like rounds, almost.

It's a good idea in theory but with ppl being on at different times and different amounts it can get a bit frustrating waiting.

Avenging_Angel
02/28/2007 12:02 PM


That you don't post until everyone else has posted- like rounds, almost.


Oh, right. No, we don't really bother with that, it can get to be a real roadblock if you have somebody who's on vacation or just doesn't feel like posting and whatnot.

Saisei
02/28/2007 12:05 PM

Okie dokie

Thanks!

Zaroth
02/28/2007 5:26 PM

I was wondering how to make things in italics?

Avenging_Angel
02/28/2007 6:28 PM


I was wondering how to make things in italics?


Simple.

[ i ] at the beginning, with [ / i ] at the end, minus the spaces :)

Zaroth
02/28/2007 8:11 PM

Thank you so much, I'm new at this if you couldn't tell.

Neon_nightLight
04/14/2007 10:02 AM

[Sorry if this sucks, I haven't RPed for awhile.]

Name: Thomas Redman

Gender: Male

Age: 22

Eyes: Green

Hair: Dark Brown, cut short.

Skin: tan

Height: 5'11

Weight: 185

Personality: Friendly, but he has a very short fuse. Be careful! He is also slightly paranoid.

Occupation: Photographer

Background: Thomas was the "bad example" of his hometown. No one liked him, but he didn't care. He hated all of them, every single one. All he did was get revenge on the people who messed with him. But everyone just said that he started it, they even threw him in jail several times. But they didn't matter anymore.

On the day of his 18th birthday, he packed up and left in the middle of the night. He got an apartment far away from home and started a new life, where everyone wasn't against him. He became a photographer, a very good one too. He couldn't believe how much money he could make from just snapping pictures. He made friends here too. But even in this town there were people who wanted to mess with him. He knew exactly who these people were too, they had come from his hometown, they were just going to make him look bad everywhere he went! No, he couldn't allow this, he would have to lose them somehow.

Reason for coming to Silent Hill: Thomas had just gotten into his car, loaded up a few days worth of clothes and his camera equipment and had left. He didn't have a real destination in mind, he just took random turns here and there. Eventually he drove into a heavy fog, he had no idea where he was, but eventually he came out of the fog, and found himself in a small town, Silent Hill.

nanuk
04/14/2007 12:48 PM


No one liked him



But everyone just said that he started it



where everyone wasn't against him



But even in this town there were people who wanted to mess with him



He knew exactly who these people were too, they had come from his hometown, they were just going to make him look bad everywhere he went






He is also [b]slightly[/b] paranoid


not much, lol.
;)

I should post later this weekend, as soon as my fever breaks- I've been having very interesting thought tangents but they seem to be freaking everyone apart from me out. Might be interesting for SH but I think I'll wait till I'm feeling a [i]tad[/i] better.

Neon_nightLight
04/14/2007 1:41 PM

I hope you feel better soon.

And why did you quote some of my lines? Is something spelled wrong in them?

nanuk
04/14/2007 3:32 PM

No- thought they just tied in very well with the paranoid remark you'd made, lol.
Sorry- I'm running a high temperature so I'm not as coherent as usual!

Sleep and painkillers should help..

Angel (who's running the thread) is away for a few days so wen she's back hopefully the thread will pick up again.

Neon_nightLight
04/14/2007 3:44 PM

Ok, I understand now. And again, hope you feel better soon.

nanuk
04/14/2007 3:49 PM

Well thank you kindly.
It's always nice to know someone cares ;)

Now I will go off to bed, to hopefully be refreshed and PR-ready tomor: you can be working on your intro post in the meantime! :)

Avenging_Angel
04/16/2007 10:51 PM

*falls over*

Sorry for being gone so long, boys 'n girls. I'll post as soon as I find my missing braincells...

Neon: Looks good! Welcome aboard :)

TheCritch
04/28/2007 12:40 PM

Name: Pascal DeMort

Gender:Male

Age:23

Hair:Long and black

Skin:almost bone white

Height:6'3

Weight:130lbs

Personality:Generally quiet, but will open up to anyone who takes the time to speak to him more than an hour. Has a strange nervous twitch, which usually intensifies around women or when he's disturbed by something. Depressed and vengful are his two most negative personality traits.
A total lack of decisive ability (outside of his love of fighting) makes him difficult to depend on at times and troublesome to be in a relationship with.

Occupation: History teacher

Background: He was raised in a relatively normal household with four siblings and two loving parents. His sad demeanor mostly stems from his poor romantic streak, and frequent taunting from his peers throughout his school career. He studied hard regardless and became a history teacher at his teenhood highschool. He became interested in Silent Hill's strange history in his after class studies and decided to make a trip there with hopes of making some interesting discoveries to present to the historical community. That and its supernatural history has also allured him to the idea of visiting the town. Later after several trips to Silent Hill he discovered the strange creatures that lurked there and soon he developed a bizarre obsession with them. On his fifth trip to Silent Hill he found one of these creatures stumbling about in the fog, he pulled out his umbrella and folded it up and beat the thing to death, when he looked at its corpse he suddenly had the urge to learn more about it and so he picked it up and slung it over his shoulder and carried it back to his car and put it in the trunk. When he returned to his appartment he immediately stored it in his freezer and began looking on the internet for information on cryptozoology and dissection of humanoids. After several months of unofficial education in the fields of biology and anatomy he attempted his first dissection on the creature. Although it was messy it did however yield results. He brought his findings to the public eye of the scientific community and his research was shunned do to lack of evidence or practical explanation of his find and his creature was dubbed a fake. He then decided to make several more trips to Silent Hill where he aquired three other specimens which he also dissected and examined and added to his studies. Soon he decided he had aquired enough information and enough experience in their subdual and examination and that he was ready to capture a live specimen and thus have the evidence to support his otherwise outlandish claims. His obsession has intensified over the last two years and shut him off from the rest of society, he smells of rotten flesh and morning dew, he rarely speaks to his family and has no connections to anyone outside of his immediate family.

Additional physical attributes: He's tall and gaunt, extremely thin almost skeletal, but could be described by some as handsome in some strange fashion. He wears a long dark brown trenchcoat with large almost dispraportionate buttons. His coat has numerous bloodstains, rips and tears which are haphazardly stitched together. He wears a pair of black dress pants and a white dress shirt way to big for his skeletal frame, (he often forgets to button it up and when he does its rather loose. He also has a tendency to not wash the blood out of anything he wears, that is if he even bothers to wash anything at all. He shave regularly enough but not enough that his five o'clock shadow ever disapears. His flesh is covered in scars from fight and collecting the creatures of Silent Hill and he also has a strange poem tattooed onto his back in jagged writing almost as though it was done by himself or some backalley tattoo parlour. It reads:
"The stitch, the stitch,
In which, in which,
I twitch,
Bleeds the itch,
So twitch the stitch,
In which, in which,
I twitch,
Sew me up stitch,
I BLEED,"

His eyes are a misty grey with black fringes. Also if anyone took the time to notice, they would find that his shadow flickers about at random intervals of silence, or perhaps during an awkward conversation or period of emotional strain. He also seems to be enshrouded at times with an almost smoke-like darkness. Obviously the result of too much time spent in Silent Hill's strange, almost otherworldly streets.

[Edited by TheCritch on Thursday, May 3, 2007 7:15 PM]

Shigetomo
04/29/2007 1:23 PM

Name: Leon Wesker

Gender: Male

Age: 28

Eyes: blue

Hair: red

Skin: light skinned

Height: 5'9"

Weight: 120 lbs

Personality: keeps to himself, doesnt like others looking out for him

Occupation: police officer

Background & Reason for coming to Silent Hill: 28 years old, Leon joined the police force and worked in new york for a while but then was reassinged to the Silent Hill precinct. Not much is known about him other than this

[Edited by Shigetomo on Sunday, April 29, 2007 2:04 PM]

nanuk
04/29/2007 3:59 PM

Granted it's been a while since I've played SH but is there even a Silent Hill precinct?
I would imagine if there was then backup would've been called for and it would be a bit of a call-in-the-army-marshal-law scenario, lol.

Think it's pretty much just crazies, cultists and awful, awful creatures.

Neon_nightLight
05/01/2007 12:17 PM

Sweet, more people have entered Silent Hill, things should be getting very, very interesting.

PS Is there a posting order? Or can anyone go after someone else posts?

nanuk
05/01/2007 1:12 PM

At the start we agreed no posting order was necessary- it's going to depend on who's interacting w/who etc.

If it kicks off again and gets hectic maybe it'll be necessary- but lets get to that point first ;)

raikoh
05/03/2007 7:59 PM

is it to late to join yet?

Leo
05/03/2007 8:52 PM

Considering most of us arent in town yet I guess it isnt too late, but then again I am not sure..

nanuk
05/04/2007 5:57 AM

People have already jumped in without waiting for Angels approval so one more probably wouldn't make a difference, lol.

She hasn't been online all that much.. maybe we should prod her.

raikoh
05/04/2007 7:55 PM

name: john hitsoki

Gender: male
age: 32
eyes: brown
hair: brown
skin: lightly tanned
height: 6-1
weight: 170 pounds
personality: a more non social man but will always help out others in need.
occupation: bounty hunter.
background/ reason: john had been on a bad luck streak on his bounties for awhile. either someone else got them or he could never find the people. however one day he saw a poster with a $200,000 reward for the capture of a rape suspect dead or alive. it also said he was last found near the twon of silent hill. he took the job and headed for the rarely known silent hill.

nanuk
05/05/2007 3:54 AM

Just a reminder to recent joinees- this was what the DM said originally:


I'm kind of hoping we can keep this with less of a bash-as-many-monsters-as-you can feel and more of a subtle, creepy feel. If that makes any sense. Less hack-and-slash, I guess.


Please keep this in mind.
As it's America guns from the trunk of your car aren't unlikely, lol, but those of us who started had, to date, no weapons (well, I had a torch..)- being able to take down anything that moves is a bit too quick and easy.

raikoh
05/05/2007 7:43 PM

one. who said anything is moving yet? two i was thinking of giving the rifle later or possibly loseing it. three my guy is a bounty hunter. he has to have some kind of weapon. and four whatare the monster gonna be like. they all are based on the characters previous fears and struggles aren't they? so are we gonna have a different one per char or something like that?

nanuk
05/06/2007 8:38 AM

One- try to be a little more careful how you phrase things. That kind of layout (One..two.. etc.) is kind of patronising and, frankly, incensed me when I first read it. Luckily I had the cop on to read it again and see that wasn't the nature of the whole post, but just be aware that you're the one who's joining the thread, I was just pointing out the direction we wanted it to go.

Two- don't be so literal:

one. who said anything is moving yet?

Presumably if you have a gun you're going to use it at some point when things [i]do[/i] start moving.
I know he's a bounty hunter and he's going to have a gun but the point of this RP-and Silent Hill games- is that you don't have someone who's used to hairy situations. It's ordinary people ending up in freaky situations. It's not Resident Evil or Doom where everyone's going to have some kind of weapons training and experience. It's atmospheric rather than hack and slash/point and shoot.
Not saying that you [i]can't[/i] have a bounty hunter but if you look at the characters already in it everyone is from a 'normal', non-combat background, it just makes things more interesting. My worry was that, with the gun, and the mention of bounty hunter, it could end up with you coming in, blowing everything away, and saving our asses pretty quickly, lol. Not saying that that is what you were planning on doing but lately there's been a bit of a trend for near god-modding in some of the threads and I didn't want that to happen here so I was being preemptive.

Re the monsters they're basic Silent Hill Fare- I begged Angel not to have Pyramid Head but she seems immovable, lol.
Don't think the monsters in SH specifically tie in to people's fears but that is a nice idea and could be incorporated.

raikoh
05/06/2007 8:18 PM

dont worry bout everything being blown away yet. oh and for monsters i had two ideas both based on my chars fears/ stresses.
one looks human but the eyes take up most of the head and the whole neck opens for a mouth. it normally is quite peaceful and wont attack unless someone approaches it from behind and will shreik a loud and disorienting shriek. its based on my chars parinoia on what goes on around him. if he cant see it he'll freak when it comes from behind or off to where he cant see. the second one has a human head but no eyes and has huge claws for hands and feet. its got a human torso to but is has a slight tail at the back end. this one is based on the stresses of my character not finding his targets. this one is very violent and will not hesitate to disembowl anything. it has heightend sense for smell and sound. make the wrong footstep and it'll come so fast you'll hardly be able to dodge it. so what do you think? waiting for someone else to get the so f*@&ed up it almost makes you puke ones.

nanuk
05/07/2007 4:31 AM

Those sound interesting and creepy.
I'm planning on doing a lot of running away..

We need to get people back and posting though.

Neon_nightLight
05/07/2007 12:17 PM


Don't think the monsters in SH specifically tie in to people's fears but that is a nice idea and could be incorporated.


Actually, most of the monsters do represent something, bad memories, guilt, fears, etc. You can find out about each monster here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_silent_hill_monsters

~Note: Some of the monsters don't really stand for anything though, and are just there for some reason.

I was thinking of creating monsters for Thomas. I'll have to think about it though.

nanuk
05/07/2007 3:18 PM


Actually, most of the monsters do represent something, bad memories, guilt, fears, etc.



Yes- primarily [i]Alessa's[/i]. Some for James but they're more generalised.

And I think the monsters are quite scary enough without creating more, lol ;)

Neon_nightLight
05/07/2007 5:02 PM


Yes- primarily [i]Alessa's[/i]


Thats only for the first one. In the second, monsters represent Jame's anguish and guilt (as well as other things), Mary's fears, and the Doorman (or Abstract Daddy) has to do with Angela's past.

The third one has Alessa's fears again, but she's the main character in that one.

But eiter way, I think we should only use monsters (original or created by a player) that has to do with the characters fears, guilts, etc. or with their past, or with the reason they came to Silent Hill in the first place.

Maybe we should have a vote or something? But either wat, you are right, even if we don't add our own monsters the orignal ones are scary enough.

Avenging_Angel
05/07/2007 5:53 PM

Ah, fucktarts on a stick...I'm so sorry for not being around, guys. Stupid life. What you do for me?!


TheCritch: You know...it's kind of standard procedure to wait until SOMEONE, thread DM or otherwise gives you the greenlight. Please edit or delete your posts.
Secondly...uh...what? A Silent Hill researching professor? There's so much wrong there I'm not sure where to begin....

Shigetomo: Nice RE character. But there's no Silent Hill precinct, as the town's been abandoned for years (at least, in the movie it is, and that's one trait I did like). And "Not much is known about him other than this" is the cop-out to end all cop outs :P

Neon: Looks like you know your stuff. We seem to have lost a few people, so feel free to join in! :) Please post a character sheet, though.

Raikoh: Okay, I think this can be worked on to fly...but please capitalize things, maybe? :D And see above note on WAITING before POSTING.
I'm quite down with the critters being based off of the characters' psyche, though. I was kind of figuring it would go that way anyhoo.
One thing, Raikoh...do you know anything about modern bounty hunting at all? It's kind of a pet peeve of mine. Posters, wanted dead or alive, rewards, etc....old west staples. The modern institution, known as bail bonds recovery, is vastly different. If you're going to play one, you might want to do a little reading up.


Aaaand I'm back more or less. Once again, I'm really sorry for not being around.

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Monday, May 7, 2007 5:58 PM]

raikoh
05/07/2007 6:22 PM

oh and there is a silent hill precinct its in the first game ( or at least a cop is ) and could we make some uhhh crap whats the word uhh where you show things from previous movies and games and that? could we do stuff like that? ( brainfart help me with the word) like bring in a huge knife with a pryamid model next to it or some other thing like that?

Avenging_Angel
05/07/2007 7:01 PM


oh and there is a silent hill precinct its in the first game ( or at least a cop is )


No, Cybil's from the next town over in the first game & movie.



) and could we make some uhhh crap whats the word uhh where you show things from previous movies and games and that?


References?

And yes, referencing the games is just fine. Subtlety's appreciated.

Also; please work on proper capitalization and punctuation. It'll make other RPers not want to stab out their own eyes so much when they read your posts and make it easier for them to understand what you're saying :)

Neon_nightLight
05/07/2007 7:06 PM


Neon: Looks like you know your stuff. We seem to have lost a few people, so feel free to join in! :) Please post a character sheet, though.


Already have.

Leo
05/07/2007 7:17 PM

Yay Angel is back..




But eiter way, I think we should only use monsters (original or created by a player) that has to do with the characters fears, guilts, etc. or with their past, or with the reason they came to Silent Hill in the first place.

Agreed.. It adds a bit more to it than having the town and monsters in it. Even with the events that previously happened the big thing about silent hill is that what happens to you is based off of personal fears and problems. Which makes it more than just getting trapped in a town with creepy stuff going on.

Now I go back to waiting to see if I get to pass out from blood loss on the side of the road or in the town..

raikoh
05/07/2007 7:21 PM


Also; please work on proper capitalization and punctuation. It'll make other RPers not want to stab out their own eyes so much when they read your posts and make it easier for them to understand what you're saying :)

Yes i'll have to work on that tons.


References?

And yes, referencing the games is just fine. Subtlety's appreciated.

Thanks for stopping the brain fart. Never wouldve figured it out.

Now to reference pyrimid head since everyone is disturbed by him. well not yet but i will.

Neon_nightLight
05/08/2007 11:50 AM

Well, since TheCritch is apparently out now, I guess I'm back where I started. The backseat of my car! Hooray!

Oh wait, actually I'm wandering around town now since I left my car in pusuit of that mysterious shadow. What could it be? >.>

So I'll wait a bit before doing anything else.

raikoh
05/08/2007 3:04 PM

hey mabe we'll run into each other?
but i guess not yet. and i hope most people know about the radio schreech thing. but ill wait for a post before i reveile what it is.

nanuk
05/08/2007 4:15 PM


i hope most people know about the radio schreech thing


Petal, if you've read the OOC section- even the start of it- or the interest forums thread where it kicked off you'll know that most of us, to our therapists' delight, are [i]very[/i] familiar with the game and thus the radio static ;)

Leo
05/08/2007 5:12 PM


Petal, if you've read the OOC section- even the start of it- or the interest forums thread where it kicked off you'll know that most of us, to our therapists' delight, are [i]very[/i] familiar with the game and thus the radio static ;)

I'm my own therapist.. maybe thats why I'm so crazy..

*lurks waiting for posts*

raikoh
05/08/2007 6:46 PM

wasn't entirly sure if some of you only saw the movie. heck i never saw the movie so i dont know if the radio schreech thing was in it or not. i didn't look silent hill enough. it looked like one of those crappy "games turned movies" ( resident evil anyone?)

Neon_nightLight
05/08/2007 6:52 PM

Yeah, RE and SH as movies kinda sucked. Why can't anyone just stick to the story line?

raikoh
05/08/2007 7:04 PM


Yeah, RE and SH as movies kinda sucked. Why can't anyone just stick to the story line?

did you know there are some people who have been able to watch the re movie TWICE. my eyes almost bled the first time. ( had i not fallen to sleep from boredom) and the second one was in the opposite direction of what RE really was

TheCritch
05/08/2007 8:22 PM


Well, since TheCritch is apparently out now, I guess I'm back where I started. The backseat of my car! Hooray!

What? What do you mean out?

nanuk
05/09/2007 1:06 AM


i didn't look silent hill enough


Oh, trust me: when the air raid siren went off and it went 'otherworld' it looked pretty damn Silent Hill.
Had the odd Pyramid Head sword-scrape- myself and my brother ended up screeching.



Why can't anyone just stick to the story line?



Er, because thousands and thousands of people- their target audience- have already [i]played[/i] the storyline?
Also I would imagine it would have something to do with paying extra royalties to the game writers.



did you know there are some people who have been able to watch the re movie TWICE


I've watched it [i]at least[/i] five times, probably more. It's the [i]good[/i] type of bad, lol.
Although, it hasn't achieved Doom-film greatness, not in my eyes. I've watched that about 2 dozen times ;)


What? What do you mean out?


I think he thought that because you hadn't replied to Angel's messages.

Neon_nightLight
05/09/2007 11:35 AM

I still don't like it when they don't stick to the story line, regardless of the target audience.

But I wouldn't say they are unwatchable.

And on the whole "Create a monster that suits your past, fears, etc." thing, shouldn't we first get the thread master to OK it, then create a character sheet for monsters so we can keep it organized?

[Edited by Neon_nightLight on Thursday, May 10, 2007 5:23 PM]

Unbeliever
05/11/2007 10:38 PM

I maybe be jumping back in here. As I've stated numerous times in my own thread, I've been dealing with a lot of crap that's taken my inspiration away. But, should be well in hand now, and I feel like being creeped out... without being the one doing the creeping.

nanuk
05/12/2007 1:13 AM

Woot!

Go kick Angel's posterior- she's been criminally neglectful of here.

Leo
05/14/2007 12:01 PM

Yes and hopefully I can get Dustin off the highway so that he can bleed out in a different location..

nanuk
05/14/2007 1:50 PM

Eep, sorry Leo.

I have bandages in my car- we can always start there when I can summon the energy to post. I'll try something quick tomor.

Avenging_Angel
05/14/2007 9:12 PM


Go kick Angel's posterior- she's been criminally neglectful of here.


If you read the Community forums, you'd have seen that I've been on vacation ;)

Critch: Read the damn posts in the OOC section already. Please delete your posts in the RP section.

(and, for the record, I like both the RE and SH movies)

Sorry for not posting! Corpus fricken' christi, seems like everything gets hella busy all of a sudden.

Neon_nightLight
05/15/2007 12:21 PM

I deleted my old posts and made a new one.

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