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03/02/2005 3:54 PM
First off, let me say that I'm not sure how many people have actually heard of this show. My mom used to watch it growing up, and I got hooked on it when the Sci-Fi channel used to show the reruns.
Anyway, a little background about the show before I launch into my idea. Dark Shadows was a gothic soap opera. It had all the classic soap opera traits: Lies, betrayal, love, lust, death, and intrigue. But it also had the paranormal aspect that you just can't get in a soap these days. The estate where the series centered on was called Collinwood, and it was beset by all sorts of troubles, in being that a vampire named Barnabas used to live there. Barnabas was cursed by an the evil Angelique, and his love, Josephine, who also fell under Angelique's "spell" was made to jump off a cliff. Barnabas was a very confused vampire.
But the fun doesn't stop there. Barnabas, who from time to time would return to the estate, also had a cousin named Quentin, who was a werewolf. Lots of fun there. Long story short, weird stuff was almost always happening at Collinwood. Oh, and in a movie that they did about Dark Shadows, Barnabas Collins died.
Now, here's my idea. Present day at Collinwood, and a new family is living in the main house. Unlike the people who have lived there before, this family is not related to the Collins. It's a completely new bunch of people. At this point, Barnabas would be dead, still, but unfortunately for the world, he left a "daughter". This girl returns to Collinwood, intent on learning about her family history, and stays in the same guest house that Barnabas once lived in. All of the furniture that has been in the house for generations (both houses) would still be there, as well as the portraits and the books. That would have been in the selling agreement.
Anyway, the new vampire would come to Collinwood, and eventually, through the story (hopefully), her secret would be found out. What the family would do would be up to whomever was playing the various characters. And I wouldn't be totally adverse if someone wanted to play the offspring of Quentin Collins.
Anyway that is my idea, and now I think I'll sit back and see if anyone is interested.
03/03/2005 12:27 PM
*raises hand* me me me me me!!! i'll play
i don't know what character yet.... but yeppers!
03/03/2005 12:35 PM
Oh, thank you Dawnie! Hey, maybe you could be one of the family members. Or Quentins offspring!
Hee, that would be fun.
03/03/2005 2:43 PM
hmmmm i've been a vamp before... never a werewolf... hmmm i need to think on that one :D i should have watched it last night, but i decided to take a bubblebath instead lol... i'll just tivo it next time >:)
03/03/2005 3:07 PM
Hmmm, never seen the show, but am interested in being quentin's offspring. ;) (played them before too) Provided dawn doesn't take it.
03/03/2005 4:52 PM
Ha, this sounds just bizarre enough to be a good time. :D
I'll be one of the family members - ahhaah maybe Dawnie & I could be twins. She'd be the evil one, of course..... >:)
03/03/2005 9:46 PM
Hell I'm in... Not sure exactly what to be until I read the first post but I am in...
03/03/2005 9:50 PM
Okay, I'll post something in the General RP tomorrow. When I'm less tired, and less inclined to talk of penises and livestock. *gives Dean evil eye* Don't you dare say anything Aussie-boy!
03/04/2005 11:39 AM
When I'm less tired, and less inclined to talk of penises and livestock. *gives Dean evil eye* Don't you dare say anything Aussie-boy!
Mae Mae!! tsk tsk tsk... it really isn't healthy, this fascination you seem to have with livestock >:)... isn't Rick and your wrestler guy enough??? >:)>:)
*dances about and sings* i'm evil i'm eeeeeeeeeevil
03/04/2005 1:51 PM
and less inclined to talk of penises and livestock.
Just don't start mixing the subjects. :p
03/05/2005 11:43 AM
Okay people! I started the thread in the general rp area. Go check it out, post your characters, and wait for my signal to start your posting in the main thread!
03/10/2005 4:39 AM
I'm so desperate to actually be doing something around here I'm signing up for every RP I can. Oddly, every RP I sign up for seems to die whenever I start playing. Strange...
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