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Kate
31-07-2004, 22:06
So, after getting eight votes from people interested in playing the game, I got Igor's permission, and here we are.

In this thread: First of all, we have to chose 5 most popular themes that YOU guys will siggest, and then in a separate thread, vote the one we'll play with. Second of all, if you have played this type of game in the past (or not), and you have a few rules/guidelines you would like to suggest, I'll very much appreciate it.

And also, I'd like you to nominate a person who will help me out with the game. (You can nominate yourself). The person will ultimately hold the right to "moderate" the game. The person will have to have a clear judgement, read every post in the game, and be able to delete a post if it's out of place or out of character or broke the rules.

Anyway, when nominating a theme, you can nominate a movie, a TV Show, or a book even.

Here are the guidlines for the theme choice:
1). Must be windely recognised. Don't nominate a book no one read, or a TV Show no one here watched!
2). Must have a story that is interesting, and easy to play on this forum. (For example, an action movie would probably not be a good idea, as the characters will need to shoot a lot and it'll be boring without the visuals. I can't think of a good example right now, but I trust your judgement.)
3). Must have at least 10 characters we can play with. (So, "Pearl harbor" - not such a good idea, as there are only 3 main characters.)

Understand?

Under your nomunation, which has to be in bold, you must provide a list of characters that we will be playing with given that we choose your theme. Near the characters, put a brief summaryof their character, for those who are rusty on the story you are suggesting.

After listing your characters and descriptions, draw a ling like so "~~~~~~~~~" underneath the list, and suggest a few rules for the game if you want to.

And underneath that nominate yourself or someone else for the modirating position.

Good luck, and I hope this will turn out to be as fun as I thought it would be. :)

____________________________________

For example:

Theme: The O.C.

Summary: The O.C., also known as Orange County, California, is an idyllic paradise – a wealthy, harbour-front community where everything and everyone appears to be perfect. But beneath the surface is a world of shifting loyalties and identities, of kids living secret lives hidden from their parents, and of parents living secret lives hidden from their children. 'The O.C.' tells the story of the Cohen, Cooper, and Nichol families, and Ryan Atwood, a troubled teen from the wrong side of the tracks, who is thrust into this world, and who will forever change the lives of the residents of The O.C.

Characters:

Marissa Cooper [Mischa Barton (http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-97167)] - http://www.fox.com/oc/home.htm
Summer Roberts [Rachel Bilson (http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-174698)] - http://www.fox.com/oc/home.htm
Seth Cohen [Adam Brody (http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-32634)] - http://www.fox.com/oc/home.htm
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.
.
.
.

And so on, you get the picture.

Kate
01-08-2004, 20:56
Are we going to play this game, or am I wasting my time with this? :dknow:

crni
01-08-2004, 23:14
Are we going to play this game, or am I wasting my time with this? :dknow:
i don't know about the others, but i as myself don't have that much time these days to spend on the net (i haven't even taken M's questionare yet :()... and this particular task requres a certain amount of time to think about the movie, theme, actors... and all the details that take much time... that i don't have right now... :(
btw, that OC is totally unknown to me...

Kate
02-08-2004, 00:40
Should we all agree on a widely known movie, then? Any suggestions? It'd be fun to pay out Titanic or even Spiderman...

Mossopp
02-08-2004, 21:02
I nominate 'Fight Club'.
I'll play if you go with 'Fight Club'! :yes:

Kate
02-08-2004, 21:10
Mossopp, :done:

OK, as an encouragment for people to nominate, I'll give 3 reputation points to anyone who makes a good nomination! :D Fair enough, right? You participate, you get repuation. :)

Mossopp
02-08-2004, 21:18
Look everyone - Kate is now resorting to bribery! :laugh:

Kate
02-08-2004, 21:19
Mossopp, AM NOT! :bebebe: :gigi: Just trying to get people involved in forum activities so we can have fun. I know this stage of the game is boring, but once we get through it... FUN, FUN, FUN!!! :heh:

Mossopp
02-08-2004, 21:21
If you say so. :p
*takes her 3 reputation points and runs away*

luxxi
02-08-2004, 21:42
X-men (if I can be evil mutant)

:newyear:

kishkash
02-08-2004, 22:10
Dumb n Dumber :D

or if not that...

Lost and Delirious

..or if not that...

The Village

...or something else

crni
02-08-2004, 22:32
pulp fiction, jackie brown, star trek...

luxxi
02-08-2004, 23:19
The Village

...or something else

It might not be such a bad idea to wait that other countries get a chance to see that film as well.

:newyear:

TaTu^HeRo
03-08-2004, 00:06
Fight Club :D (Tyler :p )

Unplugged
03-08-2004, 09:44
I vote for American Pie :laugh:

And as for the person who should moderate... I vote for luxxi :newyear:

Kate
03-08-2004, 10:15
staringelf, love your idea! I vote for American Pie, too. It's the perfect theme, with young people and whatnot. :heh: I'll give you the repuations as soon as I can, apparently I havn't given out enough reputation since the last time I gave you... :p

Unplugged
03-08-2004, 12:47
Yeah, I think it's perfect. It has lots of young characters, and we can make all sorts of funny situations with lots of ACTION :heh: :laugh:

luxxi
03-08-2004, 12:59
I vote for American Pie :laugh:

I want to make it clear I'm not playing the pie. :no: :spy:


And as for the person who should moderate... I vote for luxxi :newyear:

:rose:

:newyear:

goku
03-08-2004, 16:56
Hmm.. The Lord of the Rings (any of the triologies, or we can make our own version or something)

So this is going to be similar to that The Matrix game a while back?

Kate
03-08-2004, 20:58
luxxi, why not play the Pie? :(

luxxi
03-08-2004, 21:37
luxxi, why not play the Pie? :(

Because I don't want some horny dude to have his ways with me on kitchen table then throw me away after he's done with me and his father sees what he did to me. :(

:newyear:

Kate
03-08-2004, 21:46
Maybe this role playing game was a bad idea after all. I mean, we'll never agree on one movie, we'll never agree on the rules, on how the game's played. Unless someone comes up with a movie, the rules and everything else. In which case, some people will still disagree and not want to play. This is a loose-loose situation.

:cry:

Mossopp
03-08-2004, 21:46
For what it's worth, I think 'American Pie' would be a bad choice.
With such a complex storyline, 'Fight Club' could have limitless possibilities.

luxxi
03-08-2004, 21:48
For what it's worth, I think 'American Pie' would be a bad choice.
With such a complex storyline, 'Fight Club' could have limitless possibilities.

I second that. :yes:

:newyear:

Kate
03-08-2004, 22:05
Fight Club is a good movie, or at least that's what I've heard, cuz I've never seen it. Looks like if we choose it, I'll have to rent it on tape...

Unplugged
03-08-2004, 23:21
Why can't we make lots of possibilities for American Pie too? :dknow: It's all up to our imagination.

madeldoe
03-08-2004, 23:24
Fight Club is a good movie, or at least that's what I've heard, cuz I've never seen it. Looks like if we choose it, I'll have to rent it on tape...


:eek: *shakes head in disappointment*




i vote for...ze pie..but which one? i not know..

haku
04-08-2004, 00:56
*shakes head in disappointment*Not everyone likes Fightclub, lol.

Personally i hate it and as a man i felt insulted by this movie. It depicts males as primal creatures that are testosterone driven and incapable of evolving beyond violence. Those males are totally insecure about their manhood and feels threatened by a polished society so they resort to primal violence to feel like "real men" because according to this movie violence and manhood are undissociable.

kishkash
04-08-2004, 01:17
Personally i hate it and as a man i felt insulted by this movie. It depicts males as primal creatures that are testosterone driven and incapable of evolving beyond violence. Those males are totally insecure about their manhood and feels threatened by a polished society so they resort to primal violence to fell like "real men" because according to this movie violence and manhood are undissociable.
:yes: preach

never seen it, and would prolly only watch it for the Pitt :gigi:

Mossopp
04-08-2004, 07:54
Actually 'Fight Club' is more about rejecting our shallow society and the notion it projects onto us that the only thing that matters in life is how much cash you have in your wallet, how big your TV is or how fashionable your shoes are. 'Fight Club' is about people who have become so numb with their monotonous, empty, 9 to 5 existance that the only way they can feel anything is to beat each other to a bloody pulp every weekend.
'Fight Club' is about a generation of people who are bored and unhappy and feel cheated by the very lifestyle that they had been told their whole lives they had to work hard to achieve.

"Goddamn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."
- Tyler Durden

spyretto
04-08-2004, 09:10
I nominate "the Idiots". No, just kidding

Kate
04-08-2004, 09:36
spyretto, no reputation points for kidding. :p :gigi: Common, seriously, make a suggestion. We won't bite ya.

haku
04-08-2004, 15:54
"Goddamn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."
- Tyler Durden
This is precisely why this movie is an insult to men. Those men have comfortable lives but they are pissed because they're not millionaires, rock stars, or movie gods?!? Those men don't feel happy, they are insecure about their manhood so what do they do... They beat each other up! This movie says that men can't adapt to a polished society, they regret the days when you acquired your position in life through brutal force, the pure male society when you could just kill anyone you didn't like, take any woman you wanted, and be admired for that.
This movie taps into the most primitive male instincts, the alpha-male fantasy. "We have no great war", yeah, because war is the natural environment where real men can reveal themselves, slaying your enemies, taking their possessions, raping their women... those were the days when it felt good to be a man!

I don't agree with this vision of men, it's possible to be a man without being violent.

crni
04-08-2004, 23:00
i have this "fight club" now for more than a year, and now that i've read all this i have a sudden urge to watch it... but i'm really tired now so i'mma do it in the next few days and let you know how i feel about it...

btw, i think even scream could be playable... :yes: *don't kill me* :p