There was a child here. They're gone now.
Another ~Neon~/Ze Cookie Fairy collaboration
Reality TV shows dominated Prime Time, millions of viewers tuning in to watch an episode of Big Brother or their nation's Idol. The clashing personalities of the many participants provided hours of laughter from the viewers and tears and tantrums from the candidates themselves.
Unfortunately, over the years, the ideas have worn thin. Who can forge the controversy surrounding the show “Small Sister”, where it was evident that this show was a blatant copy of Big Brother. It, however, was apparently the opposite, having viewers vote out the people they really like, and bulldozing the house down when the five most hated people were left.
This caused the Small Sister company to nearly go into bankruptcy. The owner, one Michael Clark, developed an addiction to alcohol in his depression. He seriously thought he had an original idea! His money quickly fell through his fingers, and the sad man became homeless. He died in 2028, stark naked and screaming obscenities at an easily offended steamroller driver (why he was naked is currently unknown- people believe he had lost a poker game).
A truck lost control later that same day as it lost traction on the slippery body (or what was left of it) and ploughed into a nondescript wall. The truck driver was the former vice President of the Small Sister Enterprise. He sustained minor injuries as the wall came tumbling down. However, he diagnosed himself with brain damage as the first thing he saw was a small boy with a monkey tail. He was reported to be writing with all four limbs and his extra appendage. The little boy apparently stared the man down before crying in a British accent: “DO YOU MIND? I AM ATTEMPTING TO COMPOSE MY MAGNUM OPUS!”
Later investigation proved many strange creatures inhabiting the wall, each having some animalistic traits. The man owning the wall was a millionaire who had bought the creatures for his entertainment. This sparked a sudden brainwave in the former truck driver. Funny, animal like humans... On an island in the Caribbean... With CAMERAS...
A brand new reality TV show!
He stole the creatures at night, promising many things to the easily swayed monstrosities, including an alleged twenty-five million bananas. Using a semi-trailer he smuggled the creatures to the nearest dock and offloaded them there. With several camera people and other members of a film making crew traveling with the creatures on the dingy boat that had been hired, they kept the bizarre hybrids from jumping ship and eventually came to the small island.
Cameras were set up in the rundown house there, hidden cleverly to the smart creatures but in plain sight to the less intelligent with a distraction right beside it. The house is in a state of decay, the creatures have been told to live with it or to repair it themselves.
Of course, if they get hungry, there is a McDonald's inexplicably next door. A single acne-faced fifteen year old runs the place, so the quickness of the fast food may be slowed down a tad.
The host of the show is the over-dramatic Ezekiel Chez, commonly known as E.Z. Cheez. He was dubbed the best out the many (pathetic) hopefuls, despite his strange habit of switching accents at random. Most viewers think his loud, flamboyant personality somewhat resembles Duffman of The Simpson, to the delight of easily amused children and to the disgust of anti-plagiarism committees. He, however, tries to aim for an almost David Attenborough-style presentation (if David Attenborough was an obnoxious twenty-year-old who overused fake tan).
Like the show Survivor, the creatures are put up to challenges. They are placed in groups of five- one of each category which the show's producers sorted them in. The challenges are bizarre and varied, such as fitting lemons into one of the team member's mouths and smashing the lemons whilst still within their cheeks and seeing who has the best sour face. The ultimate goal is to prove their species' versatility in order to spearhead the creation of more of their kind- Well, that's what the viewers think. To the creatures it's been established that their goal is to escape to the mainland, and to the producers its to gather as many ratings as they possibly can.
The creatures come in a myriad of species, but all conform to a total of five categories in which they fit.
INTELLIGENT: These creatures' intelligence can easily rival those of the geniuses throughout the ages. They seem to speak with a posh British accent to heighten the smart-sounding factor. They understand everything, but are easily swayed with bribes. They may show some signs of PSYCHIC POWERS, but mostly limited to ESP. They are in no way CUTE or BEAUTIFUL. Their age ranges from five to twelve.
STRONG: These creatures have immense power packed into their muscles. They can hoist a semi-trailer filled with concrete above their head with ease. They may become corrupted with their power and become bullies, and they can be intensely gullible. They do not show any other signs of godmodding-ness, but they are in no way INTELLIGENT or BEAUTIFUL. Their age ranges from twelve to seventeen.
BEAUTIFUL: These creatures make no attempt, but are always beautiful in their own way no matter what. They can easily charm anyone into doing what they want. At times they may seem a little air-headed at times and are also somewhat wimpy. They may show signs of CUTE, but are not really that INTELLIGENT or STRONG at all. Their age ranges from fifteen to twenty, effectively the oldest creatures.
CUTE: These adorable little munchkins instantly make even the toughest person soften. They can be instantly forgiven for anything just by pulling the Bambi eyes. They have a tendency to be somewhat evil and clever, yet their ditzily cute facade causes most to overlook this. They show sings of INTELLIGENCE, STRENGTH if angered and will probably grow up to be BEAUTIFUL. They are jealous of those whom are PSYCHIC, for they can't seem to acquire those powers. Their age ranges from two to seven, most at the lower end of the spectrum.
PSYCHIC: These creatures are the middleman of all of the others, except they seem to have psychic abilities. Telekinesis, telepathy, ESP, minor pyrokinesis, aerokinesis, terrakinesis and aquakinesis: They are inexplicably endowed with these powers. They are level-headed and perhaps the most normal of the creatures. They are easily frustrated by the oddness of all the others and are prone to tantrums. Like the STRONG, their age range goes from twelve to seventeen.
Zeki Ph.D, the child monkey prodigy (Ze Cookie Fairy)
NPC: Nagendra, the child repitillian business guru
Fred, the bear guy (~Neon~)
NPC: Flipsie Flops, the elephant girl
Dimitri (among other things), the flirtatous tropical fishman (The_Roxas_Says)
NPC: Odette, the cygnet ballerina
Patrizia, the charming honey bee girl (Ventus3)
NPC: Axy, the scheming tiger boy
NPC: Pysea, the eerie angler fish... thing
The Rules. You don't read 'em, but we need 'em.
1- The NPCs are free to control, but player characters are not unless you ask the owner of whomever you need to use.
2- We (Ze Cookie Fairy and I), will control who wins and who loses any challenges. We will base luck-based ones on your creativity, believability, and overall quality of post. You know, like a forum beauty pageant. We'll show no favouritism. If we can't come to a conclusion, we'll let you guys know so you can PM us with your favourite post. If THAT proves inconclusive, we'll roll a dice.
3- When in a team, take all discussion up via PM to overcome the challenge at hand. You should probably elect one poster and let them write it up, but always stay in contact.
4- Stay to the guidelines with your characters. No uber-smart beautiful characters.
5- Godmodding? Go for it. Only as described above, though, so you can be as strong as... as a tree if you're strong. Don't go overboard with the secondary characteristic, though.
6- Don't spam. It tastes disgusting, and takes away from the fun.
7- Same with flaming, except flams taste like fire and not like spam, which is worse.
8- We like detailed posts.
Signup sheet ahoy!
Name: (The creatures chose names for themselves. Go wild, but pay attention to their intelligence levels- An idiotic character won't have a name more than six letters, really.)
Age: (See the above guidelines)
Gender: (You know the drill)
Category: (One of the five. No more than two per, though, ignoring the five NPCs)
Animal: (What your character is a fusion of. We allow anything visible, even fish)
Appearance: (Remember- human/animal hybrids. Some will be more human, some will be more animal. Have fun with this.)
Personality: (Though the catagories above do have a basic personality guide, don't let us crush your imagination. That's what TV is for.)
History: (Optional. If they did something astounding in life, do it. If they just stayed in that wall, disregard it.)
RPG sample: (Good signups do not necessarily equal good writing skills. Is your writing good enough to pass?)
Any questions? PM Ze Cookie Fairy or I. I'll have my SU up soon. The the signups roll!