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Irving Crowe | 36 | English Teacher | Sleepy Hollow | Reincarnation of Ichabod Crane | Cillian Murphy
“It’s not paranoia if you’re right.”
+ clever, passionate, perceptive
- awkward, paranoid, cowardly
Bio: Irving has a bad reputation around Pageson. He’s “the crazy one” in town, and everyone knows it. People steer their children away from him, and he’s constantly getting strange looks whenever he leaves his home. He’s always been jumpy and nervous, even as a child, and he’s always had in interest in campfire stories. He lived in the library, reading page after page and chapter after chapter on ghosts and ghouls. It did nothing to help his nerves, and completely ruined his reputation, but he loved it nonetheless. He takes every word as gospel, and has built up quite an arsenal to protect himself from the vampires, werewolves, and any of the other devils he’s convinced live in the woods around the small town. He tries his best to pass his knowledge onto his students, telling them all about how to protect themselves should they wander too far into the forest, or get caught out at night a long way from home. His advice is hardly ever taken seriously, people generally shrugging it off as too much Stephen King or one too many episodes of The X Files. While that may be true, but it doesn’t change the fact that Irving knows it’s real, and he knows it’s dangerous. He just wants everyone to be safe. He teaches English at Pageson High, but spends more time going on and on about the town being cursed than he does actually teaching. In fact, his students have yet to read a single required text in class. He has a habit of referring to all his students by their full first names, despite practically none of them liking it. To be honest, most of them don’t like him very much, though most of them won’t say that. They feel just sorry enough for him to avoid hurting his feelings. (His habit of breaking down crying whenever people yell at him probably doesn’t help.) Lately, Irving’s been noticing some rather chilling parallels between the stories he reads and the residents of Pageson. Convinced it can’t be a coincidence, Irving’s on the hunt for some answers.
Samuel Crowe: Sam, though Irving calls him Samuel, is Irving’s nephew and one of his favorite relatives. Sam visits often, always eager to hear the stories his uncle has to tell about monsters and otherworldly encounters. Irving’s nephew is quite defensive of him, and will often get into fights with people who call his uncle crazy to his face. Irving has often scolded him for doing so, saying he can take care of himself, but Sam’s never once considered standing down when someone insults his Uncle Irvy.
Abe Bell: Abe was and is Irving’s greatest fear. He grew up tormented by the older boy, even with Emily around to protect him. Though he was not the only person Abe found delight in picking on, he was certainly a regular. His quiet, bookish nature, oddball antics, and lack of any real friends made him an easy target. Abe is the one that dubbed Irving with his hated childhood nickname, “Ichabod,” which he still calls him to this day, and so do most people that grew up with him. (And he’s pretty sure it’s caught on with the students, too.) To make matters worse, Abe and Irving find themselves stuck together even now, as coworkers. Both are teachers in their own respect, with no respect for each other. Irving thinks of Abe as barbaric, Abe thinks of Irving as insane. Neither of them are wrong.
Kassandra Winter: Kassandra is a relative newcomer to Pageson, which of course meant that at first, Irving didn’t trust her. He practically interrogated her, and gave her a thorough (and probably illegal) background check, and was amazed to find absolutely nothing wrong with her. Despite what people told her about him, and the outright insane first impression, she stuck with Irving, considering his quirks endearing. With his help, she got a job at the local highschool as a librarian, and even though she’s been living in Pageson for months, he still stops in to “see how she’s adjusting.” Irving has told Kassandra everything he thinks she needs to know about Pageson, from the old stories about curses, to the strange sounds he heard in woods that he’s sure means a werewolf has come to town. She’s not sure if he’s serious, or if this is some kind of fucked up plan to woo her, but he’s never been anything but kind to her. Kassandra trusts him, even if his stories are outlandish. Irving has a huge crush on her, but because the world hates him, she’s dating Abe Bell. Still, Irving tries to impress her, sure she’ll come to her senses soon and dump him. And then Irving will impress her and sweep her off her feet. Somehow. Love finds a way, right?
Emily Green: In school, Emily was Irving’s protector. She found a kindred spirit of some kind in the shy older boy, and took it upon herself to keep people from bullying him. She spent her teenage years humoring him, taking the time to listen to all the stories he had to tell, and even went with him on his occasional searches, looking for answers to his many questions about the mysterious town. Sometimes he’d refer to them as the real-life Mulder and Scully, to which she’d just laugh and play along. Though she was never sure if she really believed what he said, she found it interesting. What with her own love of scary movies, it was impossible not to get a little bit excited. Irving had a bit of a crush on her, but when he tried to confess when she was thirteen, she let him down gently, telling him that she was gay, but forbidding him to tell a soul until she officially came out the next year. While disappointed, Irving couldn’t help but be glad to be trusted with such a secret. Now that they’re teachers at the same school, along with many of Irving’s childhood bullies, Emily still defends him, giving tongue-lashings to teachers and students alike that don’t respect him. He regards her fondly, and still thinks of her as a close friend.
David Gray | 29 | Heir | Dorian Gray | Reincarnation of Dorian Gray | Matt Bomer
“People come and go, but things? Things are forever.”
+ idealistic, clever, charming
- naive, vain, gullible
Bio: David’s one of the biggest wild cards in Pageson. Naive, but so handsome, gullible but so clever, and egotistical but so charming. Depending on his mood, David can either be the friendliest person alive, or the coldest bastard you’ve ever met. David was raised in the wealthier part of Pageson, and has never needed to work or struggle a day in his life. He’s all set up to inherit his family’s fortune once his father croaks, and mostly spends his days driving to the cities around Pageson, going to art shows and film festivals. He has a deep interest in art, and the only reason Pageson High even has an art class is because David insisted his yearly donation to the school be spent on one. However, David can’t write, draw, paint, or act; rather than produce art, he consumes it. His large home, where he lives by himself, is covered, wall-to-wall with expensive paintings, old books, and he’s frequently donating large sums of money to Pageson’s theater, in hopes of their shows being able to afford better costumes and sets. When he’s not doing that, David is usually spending an inane time on personal grooming, having been raised to believe that his good looks are his best quality. While he’s genuinely vain and prides himself on his handsomeness, David’s terrified of growing older and losing his looks. As if to prove to himself and others that he’s still got it, David’s a bit of a serial dater, with people of both genders - he’ll date someone and spoil them rotten, then get bored and dump them, ready to replace them with the next one. David lives a purely hedonistic lifestyle, indulging in his vices and pleasures whenever he pleases. Being so sheltered growing up has led to David being easily influenced, and easily corrupt. Be warned, though - David may not always notice when you’re manipulating him, but you may not always notice when he’s manipulating you. And try not to get on his bad side. The man’s got a mean streak the size of Texas, and won’t hesitate to replace you with someone better, often after ruining your life while he’s at it.
Basil Howard: David met Basil when his money first brought an art class to Pageson High, and Basil was hired to teach it. David wanted to make sure they got a competent artist, and he wasn’t disappointed. Basil’s artistic genius impressed David, and the two became friends, though the two are far from equals. David usually has first and final say in everything the two do, and Basil tends to just go along with it. David’s become Basil’s muse and main inspiration, something Basil at first feared David would find off putting but David actually found extremely flattering. Basil’s probably the closest David has to a real friend, even if David tends to be a bit controlling. Basil’s hopelessly in love with David, something David is aware of, but neither of them have talked about it. This is mainly because David is unsure whether or not he returns the sentiment. He cares about Basil, but definitely isn’t above manipulating him into doing or saying whatever he wants.
Sylvia Vane: Sylvia was, until recently, little more than a speck on David’s radar. After all, she’s a waitress, and David has never been one to pay attention to those in servitude. That all changed when Sylvia landed a lead role in a production at the theater, and gave a stellar performance. Then, she had David’s attention. She’s now his current girlfriend, and while he finds her acting incredible, David finds her personality grating, and she’s far more in love with him than he is with her. He’s not particularly loyal to Sylvia, and can at times be quite cruel to her. Despite this, she’s hopelessly enamoured with him, and will always go running back. It’s why he hasn’t dumped her once and for all - if he gets bored, Sylvia will always be there waiting for him.
Jesse Vane: Sylvia’s younger brother and a general thorn in David’s side. Jesse is one of the few people David can’t charm, which annoys him to no end, and makes no secret of the fact that he doesn’t trust David one bit. Whenever Jesse’s around, David is the sweetest, most attentive boyfriend Sylvia could ask for. However, Jesse’s heard plenty of complaints from his beloved big sister about how David treats her, and Jesse’s made it clear that if David doesn’t shape up, Jesse will snap his neck. David isn’t taking Jesse that seriously… yet.
Harrison Lord: David’s wealth and influence in Pageson means he is often approached by people that could use that wealth and influence, among them, the mayor. While David finds Mayor Green himself detestable, one of his deputy mayors, Harrison, was able to get on David’s good side with their mutual interest in art. David now considers Harrison to be a good friend, though he’s unaware that Harrison is slowly shaping David to be in his own image, and is subtly manipulating him to give his money to the mayor’s own corrupt and questionable causes. David is drawn to Harrison, but Harrison merely sees David as a tool for his own gain, and isn’t above exploiting David’s feelings—in a way, karmic retribution for the way David manipulates Basil.
David Gray is OPEN.
Time for another writing prompt! Once again; not required, but it’d be fun. Like this post once you’ve done it.
Open the nearest book to page 88 and go to the fifth sentence. That is the first sentence of your scene.
Well first—I will say looking at the URL, I really have absolutely no idea what this role-play is suppose to be about. Moving onto the plot, it makes a little more sense, but I still am not feeling the URL. I am not a fan of the theme, because I’m not a fan at all of mono tone themes, but this is all a matter of preference, and it does make sense for your plot. Its a cool idea, but its not original, because its almost exactly like the show Once Upon A Time with a few tweaks to the concept. Fictional characters, something unfortunate happens, they by one way of another are in our realm living their lives in a small town of just them. Its already done, and its obvious.
The sad part is we hadn’t even heard of Once Upon a Time when we came up with this idea…
Under the cut is a full review for offthepagerp. Please keep in mind that everything stated is just my opinion and in no way meant to offend you.
event #1: homecoming, part 2
Nominations for homecoming queen are finished, and now voting can begin! Go here to vote for your favorite girl (or Terrence) to see who will be crowned the next homecoming queen. You can only vote once; whether you vote in or out of character is up to you, but we’d prefer it if you voted in character. Homecoming is October 3rd, so voting ends that night!
Molly Morstan | 16 | Junior | Sherlock Holmes | Reincarnation of Mary Morstan | Olivia Cooke
“I guess finding out you’re dying is a good as an excuse as any to start living.”
+ creative, friendly, smart
- fragile, flighty, reckless
Bio: Molly was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and her parents expected her to have a happy, normal life. Fate had different plans. Diagnosed with both chronic illness and cystic fibrosis when she was a baby, Molly’s spent the majority of her life in and out of hospitals. Cystic fibrosis is no picnic on its own, but Molly’s being especially prone to sickness makes it even worse. Something as simple as a cold can leave her feeling exhausted for weeks afterwards. Her parents desperate to keep her as healthy as they could, the Cleveland Clinic was practically Molly’s second home. Though her condition seemed to get worse more than it got better, Molly and her parents refused to give up hope; after all, as medicine advances, more and more people with cystic fibrosis are living longer and longer. However, last year, Molly found out that she was not in that lucky group. Her body being so weak, her immune system being so bad, and her lungs being constantly filled with fluid has led to the doctors concluding that Molly likely won’t live to see eighteen. Molly’s parents were devastated, but Molly did her best to put on a happy face and make the best of it. She can’t stand to see anyone else suffer, and will do anything to keep her parents happy. They asked her what she wanted to do with her last two years to live, saying they could take her anyplace in the world if that’s what she wanted. Knowing that her parents can’t afford to take her anyplace fancy, Molly said what she wanted was to enroll in a public school, and move to a town where nowhere knew she was dying… specifically, Pageson. Her parents had never heard of the place, but obliged, and now Molly is a junior at Pageson High, though she often has to take days off due to illness. When she’s not trying to keep up in school and making friends, Molly indulges in her true passion: filmmaking. Molly never goes anywhere without her video camera, and studies documentary and film directing techniques almost religiously. She always hoped to go to film school when she grew up and learn how to be a real director, and was heartbroken when she realized that would never, ever be a reality. However, when she moved to Pageson, she found a small ray of hope. Despite Pageson’s small size, the uniqueness of its residents and the way the town operated struck Molly as being a great story, and one she could easily capture on her camera and edit into a documentary about the town. Molly films everything about the town she can, interviewing people that live there and is trying to find more about the town’s history, to fully tell the story. Molly will do anything to get a good story on film, even things that someone in her health (or anyone’s health, really) should be doing; approaching criminals, going into the Hanging Woods, sneaking into city hall, you name it. After all, what’re they gonna do? Kill her? Her ultimate dream is to have the documentary filmed, edited, and submitted to a film festival somewhere before she dies, putting both her mark on history and Pageson on the map.
Irene Adams: Molly’s best friend, whom she met back in Ohio a few years ago. Irene’s the daughter of a Senator, and her father was making a public appearance at the Cleveland Clinic while Molly was there. Irene, wanting to get away from the camera and her parents, snuck off and slipped into Molly’s room to hide. Molly was initially surprised to see her, but invited her to stay for a while, wanting to talk to someone who wasn’t a nurse or her family. The two sat and talked for several hours, and hit it off, swapping emails before Irene left with her parents. Molly and Irene emailed back and forth constantly for years after that, each being the other’s only consistent friend in the world. Molly kept Irene up to date on her condition, though she would sometimes downplay it or sugarcoat it, not wanting Irene to worry. Molly chose to move to Pageson because Irene lived there, and Irene was the only real friend Molly had at the time. She knows about her friend’s profession of prostitution, and while she worries about her safety, does her best to withhold judgement, and considers Irene to be one of the best people she’s ever known. Molly hasn’t told Irene she’s dying yet, even though she knows full well that she’ll need to someday. She knows Irene would be heartbroken, and Molly would do anything to keep that from happening.
John Williams: A boy at school that Molly’s taken interest in, though she refuses to act on it. Both John and Molly are outsiders in the world; Molly due to her illness, John due to the fact that he’s attended ten schools in five years. Molly’s drawn to John’s kindness and loyalty, and is his friend, though she really wants a relationship. John returns her feelings, but Molly doesn’t acknowledge them, mainly because of the fact that she won’t be around much longer. John helps Molly with her documentary, and the two often spend a lot of time together in Molly’s room editing footage, or just walking around town trying to get good shots. Molly strongly suspects John may have some PTSD from his experiences, but doesn’t know how to bring it up, knowing how much John would prefer to forget most of his life before Pageson.
Isabelle Watson: A prostitute Molly interviewed for her documentary, under the condition that she keep Isabelle anonymous. Molly bought Isabelle lunch in exchange for her story, and the two got along surprisingly well, and became friends. While Molly’s parents are hesitant to let Molly talk to Isabelle, considering her job, Molly often goes out for lunch with Isabelle when Irene is busy. Molly often worries about Isabelle, knowing that her job isn’t exactly safe, but considering the things Molly will do to get a good shot, she supposes she doesn’t have much room to talk.
Molly Morstan is OPEN.
- Admin S
(For the sake of variety, your character doesn’t need to be a student to nominate someone.)