The Skyline Project isn't just going to change the way that you look at storytelling and writing, but at the way we conduct RPs on the most basic level. I'm changing the thing we're most comfortable with, and engaging a new system that I believe will increase the quality of our RPs tenfold. Sign-ups are gone. I don't believe a character can be truly explained and told out by listing a backstory, appearance, and personality. I don't care that your character has pink hair. I want to know the person, not the character. I want to savor their flaws, revel in their strengths, feel the sting of their wounds, and the glory swelling in their hearts.
What does this mean? Well, there isn't a sign-up. If you're interested, let me know.
I'm going to develop a character with you, one on one. Characters featured in other RPs are prohibited. You know that one go-to character that you copy and paste from RP to RP? Well, you're not going to be doing that. The world of Skyline is so deep and complex that it calls for a character all its own, created specifically for this world.
You know how characters tend to clump together in small groups, and may never even interact with other certain characters? That's gone too. You will not only be developing your character with me, but with your fellow RPers. Your characters are members of a squad that has been fighting together for years. You've saved each others lives. You've lost love ones. You are humanity's best and worst, and you have absolutely no reason not to trust each other completely.
You will be developing your character with the other characters, forming connections before the RP has even started. Your character could highly respect and even idolize another, more veteran character. He or she could be a rival who saves the other's life merely because it would be boring and less of a challenge with him or her. The point is, there will be no reason to not RP with each other. Your group is small, tight-knit, and laced together.
The world of Skyline isn't stifled. I'm not so arrogant to think my ideas better than yours. Did you come up with a concept that doesn't exist in Skyline, but would really add a new level of depth to your character? I'm already on board, and I'm here to change and craft this world into a more perfect, flawed, beautiful, and ugly world with you. I may be the creator, but you're just as important in making this world into something truly special.
I won't lie; the group is supposed to be small, so I won't be accepting everybody. I want to know a little about you. I want to know about what you want to contribute. Some of you will be denied, but don't let that discourage you. I don't care if you're new or a veteran when it comes to RPing. If you really want to partake in this experience, and you're as devoted to growth and excitement as I am, you'll make it in. I promise.
So, that's about it. Let me know in this thread if you're interested, and I'll make a list of who gets in and who doesn't. Once the applications are closed, we'll begin working together in private on your character. The Skyline world is much more massive and detailed than summarized above, and so I'll teach you more about the world while you do the same.