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Old 11-25-2019, 05:06 PM
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auntmousie, Chuck is pretty stinkin' awesome! The concept is compact but relatable and the Ozma story is a fantastic tie-in. A few questions: is Chuck taking hormone therapy? It's mentioned way toward the end in relation to her mother's studies, but I wanted to be clear on that. Are there any emotional/psychological benefits to her change in gender identity and new location? It sounds as if she yearns for the connections she'd formed in her younger years.
Thanks! Yes, Chuck is on hormone therapy. That's partly why she's blowing off talent scouts, because she suspects that her medical status will be a barrier to her ability to compete at a higher level. (Incidentally, this is slowly changing, and it's very possible a person like Chuck would be allowed to compete in the Olympics, but I'm asserting that she doesn't know that, and scouts haven't told her because she hasn't told them her concerns.)

Speaking from direct (albeit later-in-life) experience, there are definitely benefits to her change, though those are probably best measured against the status quo ante - i.e. the psychological detriments of continuing to live a lie. Really, her gender change isn't so much a component of her neurosis, as a data point that led to it; the critical thing is the way her parents, with the best of intentions, frankly over-reacted. As a result, although there are undoubtedly benefits to life where she is, she's preoccupied with what she was forced to give up for it.

Re: concern about everyone: It's very possible that one or more of the PCs might number among Chuck's actual friends. And if she has class with Mr. Bloom, well, some degree of interaction would be compelled. Just spitballin'.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:40 PM
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mobby, I generally use Pinterest for my pic hunts. I will go on a pic hunting binge sometimes and stock up on images I might use in the future as character references. I have amassed quite the collection Though mine tend to be mostly of the female variety so I'm not sure I can help you with the 'grizzled old black man' thing

And one other thing I noticed while reading your app. And this is largely occupational hazard as well as tied in to my education... But I was taught never to use symbols and numbers in writing compositions. Everything had to be written out. We would get demerits if we didn't >.< Though, considering it was for my own native language - Bulgarian, it could very well be different for English. It just jumped out at me so feel free to ignore me.

Also, I'm glad not to be the oldest character applying for a game for once
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:08 PM
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thanks for the advice on finding an portrait, everyone !!! various searches of "old black man," "black old professor," "old glasses man black," & "sad man black glasses" finally landed me this image, which i've edited into my original post:



i'd like to introduce you all to Mr. Bloom !!!!!

Ihinka, first of all, thanks for reading my post carefully enough to notice the ampersands
using "&" is a personal stylistic choice .. .. .. I like how it looks & sounds in my head. if it's annoying to you or anyone else I'm happy to write differently!!

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Old 11-26-2019, 04:39 PM
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A name and a picture. Two elements of the most horrible character concept you have ever seen. I can really feel the momentum building!
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:01 PM
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Posting interest.

Ihinka, any thoughts on how long applications will be remaining open?
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:28 PM
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Posting interest.

Ihinka, any thoughts on how long applications will be remaining open?
Oof. You know a player's made an impression in a advertisement when s/he's mistaken for the DM.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:17 PM
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Thanks Moozuba, my mistake!
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:20 PM
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No worries. I found it amusing. And don't be afraid to use the thread as a workshop for your character. I'm happy to provide feedback.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:44 PM
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No worries. I found it amusing. And don't be afraid to use the thread as a workshop for your character. I'm happy to provide feedback.
Good to know moozuba! Ihinka and I are in another game together and I think their handle slipped into my subconscious.

Nice seeing you again so soon Ihinka
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:37 PM
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Yo, yes, it's good to see you as well Come now, join the insomniacs Let us slowly give in to insanity together
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:41 PM
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The insomniacs club . I’m down for some of that.
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I am definitely interested. Dreaming up a character now.
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:39 PM
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I am definitely interested. Dreaming up a character now.
I see what you did there. Dreaming. Love it!
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Old 12-07-2019, 02:48 PM
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I see that you set the deadline at "Unspecified". While I'm not 100% committing just this moment, I wanted to ask-- are applications still open, or has this ball gotten rolling?

EDIT: I see that's answered above. We'll see how much time I've got today and tomorrow, and if inspiration strikes me.
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