Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Gambler

Story Summary:  Growing up on a Las Vegas-esque space colony, Zero spends much of his time as an under-the-table defense attorney for the Slaughtered Rabbits, a street gang whom both him and his older brother are members.  When his brother gets killed by the Mountain Master (the leader of the rival gang, The 14k Triads) for having an affair with his daughter, Zero decides to finally shed this life of crime for a civilian one.  However, a gang war soon erupts, and Zero is now conflicted whether to use this opportunity to truly move on or succumb to vengeance.

Genre: Drama/Film Noir.  Science Fiction and Crime
Style: Like Jamie Hewlett (The Gorillaz)
Setting: The future, but it is filled with anachronisms or things that are both futuristic and still modern of the 21st century (e.g. a laser beam heating up system in a microwave)
Good/Evil: Antihero
Gender: Male
Category: Human
Name/Age: Zero - Mid 20's
Archetype: The Gambler
Occupation: An Attorney for Organized Crime
Personality: Generally friendly and good at pretending
Likes/Dislikes: He likes the rain and hates grey and yellow snow. Also he likes playing card games. Never play him in speed.
Feelings: Hates organized crime, yet doesn't know how to live life in normal society.  Zero is quite resentful of his brother for being stupid, but still respects him.
Size: Medium height (about 5’5”)
Attire: Something casual, yet fancy like a 1920's gangster outfit. Has a gold dollar on a chain that he holds in his hand every time he holds his gun, in memory of his stupid brother.
Props/Weapons: A desert eagle that he just recently took from a dead guy. Always has a pocket knife on him and a deck of cards. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Prompt: Barbarian Huntress

Story Summary: Long ago on the mass continent of Urutra, Mee-Ni lived as one of the barbarian huntress’ in the tribe of Bay-Non.  It is very rare for a female to have such a role, but because of her strong personality, she does not have to tend to the children like the other women do.  Then one, fateful day, Mee-Ni overhears a mutinous plot to assassinate her father, the village elder.  However, no one in Bay-Non believes her and, on the night of her birthday, her father is murdered in their hut.  A huge uproar follows of who should be the village's leader, civil war sparks, and it is now up to Mee-Ni to restore the title of “elder” to its rightful heir – herself.

Very devoted to her tribe and family, tactical, spiritually strong and respectful towards death

She can be too prideful of her role and intolerant to others’ points of views.  Being a woman is also a disadvantage in her culture.

Style: Pin Up Girl (Artists: Gil Elvgren, Liang Yue/Feng Zhu, George Cami, George Kamitani)
Setting: 15th century in the tribe of Bay-non. Looks like a mix of Britannia during the time of the Roman Empire (Pre-conquering into the Roman Province of Britannia) and of the native tribes of Thailand (E.g. Pa' Dang) with a splash of Voodoo influence.
Good/Evil: Neither, more of a lawful neutral. (E.g. Defends the people of her village, but slaughters trespassers that wander into her domain.)
Gender: Female
Category: Human
Name/Age: Mee-Ni / 19 years old
Archetype: Noble Savage
Occupation: Huntress/Fisherman
Personality: Incredibly strong individual in the emotional and intellectual sense. It is because of this strength that her village allows her to be a huntress instead of tending to the children in the village like the other women. She has a strong sense of “fairness” and she uses her skills to justify her own self-imposed form of justice on those that she deems guilty. Keywords to think of: Just, Egotistical, Righteous, Condemning, Arrogant, etc.
Likes: Flowing water, the slight rustle of leaves when a breeze blows by, Watching the fish in the stream near her village, lemons, animal hides, The feeling of dirt between her toes, Birds of Paradise, food, death (i.e. She has a strong fascination with death), Ornaments in her hair, her cat Samson.
Dislikes: Bugs in her hair, babies, authority, people who call her arrogant or egotistical, when her boobs get in the way of her shooting an arrow, fire, strangers.
Feelings: Righteous, Proud, etc. (Slightly delusional)
Size: Curvy - Has a bit of muscle due to the nature of her day-to-day life, however she is still relatively light framed.
Attire: Little to none, but wears an extravagant headdress.
Props/Weapons: Pole arm, but can also carry various weapons depending on the job at hand.

Story premise credited to Zach Nienhuser