Okay, we're going to try this and see how it works. This is what we in the RP world call Scenario Mastering, or SM for short. I, of course, will be your scenario master, and I will start by making a post that sets the scene. People are welcome to contribute, provided they understand that I will be setting up a path for them to follow -- they post, I respond with the repercussions/reactions/consequences of their actions in their post. For example:
Lisa posts: "Harry opens the door."
I reply with: "Harry sees a room filled with vials. Some glow green in the dim light. One in particular seems to beckon to him."
One possible reply for Lisa: "Harry picks up the vial and drinks it."
Granted, what we'll be doing won't quite be that simplistic, but I'm just trying to give a little snippet of how the format goes. Please, please, please. I am expecting people to be complete in their responses. Read the post, gauge your reaction, and post a developed response. Remember, I work off what you give me, and vice versa. The quickest way to stomp the flame of RP out is to reply with something like "Harry blinks."
Also keep in mind that I've never done this in a Livejournal setting before. It might get hairy, and a trifle confusing. If you're lost, say so. I may pull in a random character here and there to NPC if the situation calls for it, but as that's only going to make more work for me, I hope it won't call for it. ;) Lastly, I will be responding to your posts as I get the time between work and school. Again, this is the first time I've done this in a LJ setting and with this many...eclectic characters, so if it gets too overwhelming for me I'll just stop SMing and throw everyone in one room and let a battle fisticuffs sort it out. ;)
The premise of this SM is bad memories and skeletons. I'm going to try my hardest to include anyone who wants to be included, but I might not know what to do with everyone, so I'll attempt to tweak it as we go along. Lastly, to make things more interesting, I'm going to be putting an asterisk by sentences or cues where your encouraged to show us what your character might see. This is to prompt introspection and insight into the head of your character. He/She had a nightmare. What was it? What might Severus Snape dream about? What might be Sirius' worst fear?
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