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    *** The Miss America RPG ***

    Here she is, Miss America
    There she is, your ideal.
    The dream of a million girls,
    Who are more than pretty,
    Can come true in Atlantic City.
    For she may turn out to be...
    The Queen of femininity!

    There she is, Miss America.
    There she is, your ideal.
    With so many beauties
    She took the town by storm,
    With her all-American face and form.

    And there she is!
    Walking on air, she is!
    Fairest of the fair, she is!
    Miss America!!!


    Welcome one and all to my Miss America RPG, version 2.0! I lost my old 2006 version due to a bizarre Mod Mix Up, so I'm making a new one at the request of a certain interested group of people.

    To start off, this is a closed, capped, training RPG. Sorry! If you don't know you're in this game, then you aren't! As a training RPG, I also expect a supportive and instructive nature around this game. Intruders upon this zone of niceness shall not enjoy my response.

    Please do read and follow this game. I may allow for a section for audience participation. :)

    Story

    Welcome to the Mother of All Pageants!

    The Miss America Pageant, founded in 1921, has America's premiere beauty competition for over 80 years. It has been a place of tears, of joy, and of amazing beauty. This is where, once a year, America's finest young women come together and compete. But out of all these fine contestants, only one can come back with the crown! Who has what it takes to ascend the ranks of America's Fairest?

    Welcome one and all, to Miss America, 2009!

    The Contest

    This game will run the contest exactly how it is run in real life. Judging will be done by myself, the GM, in rating and critiquing your responses. For each section, I will give each contestant an amount of points, each corresponding to a percent. The woman with the highest score at the end of the contest wins and becomes Miss America!

    Swimsuit (20%):

    History
    The origins of the Miss America contest pertained to swimsuits. Today, this competition has been renamed by the pageant officials and is titled, "Physical Fitness in Swimsuit" to help tone down the image that the pageant is merely a "bathing beauty" contest. And, over the years, the swimsuit styles have also changed with the times. For a while, all contestants had to wear the same suit. That rule no longer exists. And, in 1997, two-piece suits have been allowed. But, thongs are still forbidden! Contestants must register their swimsuits in advance to make sure they aren't to risqué.

    The first Miss America to refuse to wear a bathing suit during her reign was Yolande Betbeze, 1951. At that time, Catalina (the well-known bathing suit manufacturer) provided all the suits for the pageant contestants since the early 1940's. After Miss Betbeze refused to participate in any activity (during her reign) in a bathing suit, Catalina dropped it's sponsorship. Today, contestants choose their own suits, with the emphasis on physical fitness, rather than actual body measurements.

    In Game:
    This one will be judged on two levels, so it will be a holistic decision. Firstly, I will be looking at writing content. How well your performance post is written. How much detail, self-development, good grammar, etc. However, I will also judge content by the type of swimsuit being worn, its tastefulness, and your character's bodily description (determined in large part by the care of preparation you do before the contest).

    Evening Gown (20%):

    History
    The first Miss America contestants wore bathing suits because it began as a bathing suit contest. So, the winner was always crowned in a bathing suit, until 1948. At this time, Beatrice (BeBe) Shopp began a new tradition by being crowned in her evening gown. In the 1920's the evening gown competition wasn't that much of a big deal. It was a low-key fashion parade. Now it is an important part of the pageant/>/>
  2. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    Character Sheet
    Name: Caroline Blaire
    Age: 24
    Gender: Female
    Hair Color / Style: Auburn, length just below shoulder blades and very curly but well-tamed.
    Eye Color: Dark green
    Skin Color: Cream and roses, no freckles
    Measurements: 34-24-27
    Usual Clothing: Slacks and a blouse, a pastel business coat and skirt or dark colored jeans and a tee.
    Other Points of Appearance: 5' 6½" (1.69 m), gorgeous smile, no freckles; smooth, creamy skin. Weighs 120.
    State: Austin, Texas
    Personality: Upbeat and outgoing, enjoys talking to people and seeing new things.
    Biography: Growing up in and around Austin, Texas, Caroline?s parents instilled in her at an early age a love for art and music. Both her parents were semi-professional singers and guided their only child, Caroline, to focus her talent. Soon her instantaneous love for music became a vocal and pianistic pursuit. Her mother?s operatic voice inspired Caroline to work in that area of music as well. Several times over the course of her young life and into her teens, her parents took her to see Phantom of the Opera several times. It of course became her favorite opera and she practiced frequently on those songs, her favorite being ?Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again?. At the age of sixteen, she had entered two contests and won a first place and a second place. By the age of 18, she had gotten a scholarship to Charles Univeristy. While she studied vocal and piano, she also pursued a bachelor?s in Genetics.
  3. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    Name: Moira O'Reily
    Nickname: Turtle
    Age: 19
    Gender: Female
    Hair Color / Style: Auburn, and is typically in a ponytail. When let free is wavy, and comes about seven inches below her shoulders.
    Eye Color: Brilliant Green
    Skin Color: Milk Pale
    Measurements: 29 - 24 -27
    Usual Clothing: If she is not being observed prefers jeans, t-shirts and tennis shoes.
    Other Points of Appearance: 5'7 Pouty lips, twinkly eyes, extremely white teeth. Also has larger hands and feet than normal, and can be vaguely self-conscious about them. Has the Irish charm.
    State: New York
    Personality: Bubbly, mischievous and tends to also be something of a peacemaker, trying to relieve tension between other people. There is something of an ulterior motive there, as then no one suspects her when she does something rather unbecoming of someone in her position: plays pranks. Over her short life, she has played some doozies and never been suspected of any of them. Also greatly enjoys singing, but that isn't her the talent that has helped her to get into the position she is in. Has a very strong sense of humor as well, but mainly shows it verbally.
    Biography: Moira started out on the piano at the age of four, and was aiming to become a concert pianist. This is still an option for her future, but she also found an interest in beauty pageants, and as she grew older started winning them. Having one Junior Miss New York several times in a row, she was always defeated on the national level. Secretly she thought it was discrimination against her hands and feet, but refused to let that slow her down. She is currently running on a streak of five years in a row having won the New York contest, but it is only her second appearance on the national Miss America contest. Last time she did not even make it into the finals.

    :snoopy
  4. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Jun 24, 2006
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    Character Sheet
    Name: Celeste Muñoz
    Age: 20
    Gender: Female
    Hair Color / Style: Brown, falls just below the shoulders, straight, cut to frame around my face
    Eye Color: Light brown
    Skin Color: Tan/Latino
    Measurements: 32-24-32
    Height: 5'10"
    Usual Clothing: Business jacket cream colored, pink silk shirt, and a cream skirt
    Other Points of Appearance: Excellent shaped jawline, constantly sought after to model
    State (Where you become Miss *Insert State Here*): Wisconsin
    Personality: Bubbly, intelligent, loves to help others.
    Biography:

    Celeste, daughter of Polo and Marissa Muñoz, was born and raised in Waukesha, WI. While completing highschool, Celeste participated in charity organizations such as Key Club and founded an animal shelter to take in stray animals and rehabilitate them for adoption. After being awarded Valedictorian of the Waukesha High School class of 2006, Celeste accepted a full ride scholarship to the University of Wisconsin to study medicine, having developed a love for the medical field while volunteering at a local hospital during high school. Celeste hopes to complete medical school after she graduates and join the program Doctors without Borders in the hopes to continue her charitable nature and helping those less fortunate.

    Celeste also supports and volunteers for camps with the American foundation for the Blind, a charity that helps make sure blind kids can get the materials they need in order to succeed in school and life. The foundation also sends these kids to camps where they are able to form relationships with other kids like them. The foundation is very near and dear to Celeste's heart as her younger brother, Oscar, is blind.
  5. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 11, 2008
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    [face_flag] This sheet is Imperial_Hammer approved. [face_flag]


    Name: Annabelle Andrews
    Age: 18
    Gender: female
    Hair Color/Style: subtle bronze
    Eye Color: the darkest brown
    Skin Color: moderately light
    Measurements: 29 - 25 - 28
    Usual Clothing: When not under the glare of the public?s eye, she can usually be found dressing with tomboy chic; cargo shorts, t-shirts, khakis, and comfortable shoes.
    Other Points of Appearance: Annabelle is somewhat short, yet her feisty personality tends to compensate for her diminutive size, is a bit plump for this type of contest, has dark, brooding features, and full lips. Enchanting to a fault, and not afraid to flaunt her stuff with confidence.
    State: Arizona
    Personality: Assertive, brash, and self-assure, Annabelle has the ability to command just about any situation, often without saying a word. However, she?s new to the world of form and fashion, ideal beauty and beautiful ideals, which can tend to make her self-conscious and prone to rethinking her position before she says or does anything. Annabelle is intelligent and sociable, yet at times unwilling to communicate with others, and can mask her good humor behind unnecessary seriousness.
    Biography: Life was good for Annabelle Andrews, but about as monotonous as monotonous could be. Smart but without a lot of direction, she was going places, but not necessarily enjoying the ride. Still, her parents and older sister tried to convince her that she could make a name for herself in a beauty competition, but she refused to believe that something so exciting could possibly enter her life. In fact, Annabelle once made a $20 bet that she would never make it into beauty competition. All set to go off to med school and braced for what the future had to offer her, Miss America was as much a shock as it was a huge opportunity for her to expand her horizons. Approaching the contest with a cautious optimism, Annabelle?s dreams are growing larger and more vivid as the event nears, and her attitude has gone from ?Ahh, it's just nothing.? to ?I could really, really win this.?
  6. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    Name: Anabel Sigurdson
    Age: 23
    Gender: Female
    Hair Color / Style: Long, straight, blond hair.
    Eye Color: Blue
    Skin Color: White
    Measurements: 36-26-37
    Height: 6'
    Usual Clothing: T-shirt, jeans, light jacket and boots.
    Other Points of Appearance: Very European.
    State: Alaska
    Personality: Friendly and amiable, but not quick to open up to others. A bit guarded.
    Biography: Born in Scandinavia, Anabel's parents emigrated to the States when she was 14. Her beauty blossomed early in the chill of Alaska, and she was the object of many a young man's affections. Anabel swiftly discovered she had a talent for learning new languages and began studying Russian and French, adding to her native Scandinavian and adopted English along the way. By 18 she'd established that higher education was in order, but hard times hit her well-off parents. Unwilling to let them pay her way, Anabel began to use her natural beauty to her advantage, entering pageants in the hopes of winning.
  7. Jag4Me Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 29, 2008
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    Imperial_Hammer approved.

    Character Sheet
    Name: Willow Fairchild
    Age: 25
    Gender: Female
    Hair Color / Style: Brown with golden highlights/Shoulder length bob
    Eye Color: Violet
    Skin Color: creamy alabaster
    Measurements: 34", 24", 34" and 5'8"
    Usual Clothing: Causal but classic styles
    Other Points of Appearance: slightly athletic from years dance
    State: California
    Personality: Outgoing with a passion for life and helping others.
    Biography:

    Willow Fairchild is from San Jose, California. She graduated from San Jose State University with a BFA degree. Willow is an award winning pianist and is currently attending classes at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.

    Miss Fairchild is a long time volunteer at Lucile Packard Children?s Hospital, where she works with patients providing comfort through art therapy. In her free time Willow enjoys winter sports and is an avid San Jose Sharks fan
  8. padawanlissa Jedi Master

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    Jul 31, 2005
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    Imperial_Hammer approved.


    Name: Lyssette Meiler
    Age: 19
    Gender: Female
    Hair Color / Style: Dark brown, almost black, mid-back length.
    Eye Color: Blue
    Skin Color: White
    Measurements: 32-24-32, 5'4" height
    Usual Clothing: Long flowing skirts, stylish but modest blouses.
    Other Points of Appearance: Has extremely pale skin.
    State: Portland, Oregon
    Personality: Spoiled, usually generous, but can sometimes be arrogant, jealous, and vain.
    Biography: Lyssette's mother is French Canadian and her father is of German ancestry. Lyssette was born in Montréal, Québec, but now lives in Portland, Oregon. She is an only child, and quite spoiled. She has been studying music and dance since her graduation from an elite private high school.
  9. Teegirloo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 26, 2005
    star 6
    Hammer Approved

    Name: Ashandrielle Jackson
    Age: 21
    Gender: Female
    Hair Color / Style: Light brown, Long ringlet curls
    Eye Color: Emerald Green
    Skin Color: Light tan
    Measurements: 34-23-34

    Usual Clothing: Casual Wear
    Other Points of Appearance: Swimsuit, Evening Gown
    State: Illinois
    Personality: She is a tomboy who is very upbeat and positive. Ambitious, yet humble

    Biography:

    Ashandrielle was born in the south side of Chicago. A predominately black neighborhood. Her father was a Scottish, American who left her mother before he knew that she was pregnant. Her mother was an Afican American and Puerto Rican woman who cared for Ashandrielle up in till she was three years old. With an unknown illness, she died leaving Ashandrielle all alone.

    The three year old girl was put in foster care where life for here was not the happiest of times. Ashandrielle fought with several of the children and ran away several times trying to find her own niche in the world. It was not until at the tender age of ten that one of the Resident Advisers of one of the foster homes had an idea for the girls.

    To build on the orphan girls self esteem several of the girls were encouraged to enter a local beauty pageant for charity. Ashandrielle was reluctant at first to enter, but afterwards begin to actually like being in the pageant. She ended up coming in third place and it became the trigger that propelled Ashandrielle to continue entering pageants.

    Winning consecutive district and city pageants, she used the money that she earned to enter more national focused pageants. Ashandrielle became a rising star in the pageants winning more than she lost, by the time she was ready to go of to college. Though most of her money went to the pageants, she earned scholarships to go to Northwestern University. There with top grades, she is going for a major in psychology.

    While in school she entered the highest pageant in her career, the state pageant. It was a close race, but she edged out enough to win the title of Miss Illinois. It was the happiest time in her young life. With that title she is automatically entered in the Miss America pageant.

    It was a long road for Ashandrielle, with no family to guide her, she found something that made life worth living. It changed her life for the better. Her hope is to be able to find that niche for other young people while striving for bigger things. Her accomplishments have shown her that anything is possible even if you are from a place that seems like dreams are just fairy tales. She knows now dreams can come true. Miss America is her dream and she would work extra hard until she reaches her goal.
  10. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Name: Melissa Baturis
    Age: 22
    Gender: Female
    Hair Color/Style: darkbrown light curled hair, a bit over-shoulder long
    Eye Color: Blue
    Skin Color: light brown
    Measurements: 1,78m, 58kg, 89/64/91 - 5'10'', 127 lbs, 35/25/36
    Usual clothing: usual streetware or freaky
    Other points of Appearance: a mother's mark at her navel, heritage of Europe and Venezuela and a slight hint of Asian heritage can be seen
    State: Mississippi
    Personality: Find out!
    Biography: Lost parents shortly after being born, grown up with a nice family in Mississippi, finished high school, went to south Mississippi (coast reagion) to study mathematics and law at college.

  11. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Name: Alyssa Dahl
    Age: 23
    Gender: Female
    Hair Color / Style: Red, long, straight
    Eye Color: Green
    Skin Color: pale
    Measurements: 5'6"
    Usual Clothing: shirts and tank tops
    Other Points of Appearance: freckles on nose
    State: Florida
    Personality: quiet but friendly
    Biography: Born in Jacksonville to two real estate agents. Has two older brothers. Currently lives in Orlando with her cat and works as Princess Ariel at Disney World. Enjoys swimming in the ocean.
  12. Imperial_Hammer Manager Emeritus: RPFs

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    GM's Out of Character (OOC): And with that final sheet, its time to begin!

    For the first month, your characters will all be at the Candidate House. Your jobs until 2/23/09 will be to get to know eachother, form some information sharing alliances maybe, and try to not have any cat-fights before the competition. The drama level in this house is up to you guys, though please remember its just a game!

    Please remember that OOCs are perfectly fine. Feel free to ask for help if you feel you need it. And certainly don't get turned off by some posters who write really long posts. Some players write more, others write less, no one way is either better or worse than the other.

    A reminder that in an RPG you play your character and only your character. You can write for what she thinks and does, but writing for any other character is generally frowned upon in roleplaying.

    An example:

    Bad: He tripped the girl and she fell down in the hall.

    This is bad b/c the writer took control of the other character in making her fall

    Good: He tripped the girl

    This is better. You leave it for the player of the tripped girl to decide what happens. She might fall, she might recover. Its up to her.

    A second big rule to consider is just to be realistic.

    Another example:

    Bad: After taking the gunshot to the heart, the man ran after his attacker

    This is bad b/c if you get shot in the heart, you will not be able to run after your assailant.

    Good: After taking the gunshot to the heart, the man reached out and whispered the identity of his attacker.

    This is a conceivable response for someone who has gotten shot in the heart

    Remember to keep it realistic, and not play for another person's character, and this game will go down smooth as the silk your characters are or will be wearing.

    So kick back, relax, and enjoy yourself. And if you ever have a question about a post, just ask!

    For the first 1/2 of this game, I will be playing your program administrator. This is her sheet:

    Character Sheet
    Name: Rebbecca Miller
    Age: 28
    Gender: Female
    Hair Color / Style: Blonde hair, kinda curly
    Eye Color: Blue
    Skin Color: Caucasian
    Usual Clothing: Business attire. Usually a blouse/blazer with a suit skirt.
    Other Points of Appearance: Tall, glasses. Usually wearing an earpiece. Looks like this.
    Personality: Efficient and friendly. Quite patient after years of dealing with many years of Miss America candidates. Very knowledgeable about the pageant. Can be strict when she needs to be.

    Biography: Rebbecca was born and raised in Philadelphia to a normal, middle class family. Her childhood was pretty normal, as was her adolescence. She was however, a pretty bright student, managing to get into NYU's business school. She was fairly attractive, and she did do some modeling in her teenage years. But she was never quite attractive enough to get anywhere with it. Her experience made her interested in the modeling process, and she eventually applied for a position with the Miss America Foundation. She was successful enough to move up the ranks fairly quickly. She first served as a candidate house administrator for the 2004 pageant, and is beginning her fifth year over-seeing the sequester house.

    GM's OOC: RPG posts on these boards are done in the following format (w/ IC, Location, and Tag):

    IC (In Character as): Miss Rebbecca Miller
    Location: Inside the Candidate House

    (OOC: Then the post follows...)


    Rebbecca walked through the Candidate House, check-board in hand. The candidates were coming soon, and everything had to be ready.

    The woman stopped by a chest in the main room with a flower vase on top of it. She swirled it around to see the water level. Sufficient.

    Preparing the house was always like running a hotel. The Miss America contestants usually had very high/>/>
  13. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

    Member Since:
    Jun 24, 2006
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    IC: Celeste Muñoz
    Location: Outside the Candidate House

    Standing outside the Candidate House with her garment bag hanging over her arm, Celeste calmly eyed up the other contestants. She had been to enough pageants in her 20 years to know that you could learn a lot about people by simply observing. She'd watched other contestants reveal insecurities in the way they picked on other women, then she'd used those to her advantage. No one played the game fairly. It was a game, despite what anyone told the cameras. All of the women here were intelligent and knew how to play the game. The winner would be who knew how to play the game the best. It always was.

    Celeste's attention was drawn from the other contestants as the door to the house opened. A blond female emerged through the door and spoke.

    "If you'll kindly please follow me inside, I'd be happy to show you around and introduce you to the amenities we have here."

    Never one to let others lead, Celeste strode forward purposefully, dragging a rolling bag behind her and still clutching the garment bag to her chest.

    "Hello! I'm Miss Wisconsin, Celeste. It is a pleasure to be here." But the coordinator had turned to go back into the house bringing Celeste up short. She had never met a house coordinator that was so abrupt before. Filing the information in her head, Celeste rolled her eyes and stopped talking. This was not going to be a fun few days.

    Tag: Any
  14. Jag4Me Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 29, 2008
    star 6
    IC: Willow Fairchild
    Location: Candidate House

    "Hello Miss America contestants!" she said cheerfully, "Welcome to the Candidate House. My name is Rebbecca Miller, and I'll be your administrator and concierge for your two day stay here."

    Willow stood with the gathering of contestants entering the Candidate House. She carried her Louis Vuitton valise that held her jewelry and cosmetics. Her heavy shoulder tote contained her computer and notes for the competition.

    ?This is a nice looking group of women?, she thought, ?I hope everyone will act civilized.? Pageants were a serious business to some contestants and it can be dog eat dog when it comes down to scoring points with the judges. She had seen more than her share of mean spirited young women that will do almost anything to win.

    Willow smoothed the hem of her Juicy Couture scoop neck cardigan. The cotton, silk, and cashmere blend was the perfect weight for traveling and worked perfectly with her black silk pants. She was wearing the ?good luck? gift that her parents gave her just before going to the airport, a stunning David Yurman pearl and diamond choker.

    Smiling confidentially she thought, ?I?ve got a very good feeling about this. Might as well try and make some friends before some nutcase takes her scissors to my wardrobe.?

    Tag: Rebbecca, contestants
  15. Teegirloo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 26, 2005
    star 6
    Ashandrielle Jackson
    In front of Candidate House


      Touchdown.....the plane had landed and not a moment too soon. As people filed out of the plane a tall light brown haired woman with long ringlet curls stepped out and took a deep breath. Ashandrielle Jackson was happy to be on the ground. She was used to flying, but it did make her nervous to the point that she always felt she was going to hurl her food on to the blue carpet of the airport.

      Finally grabbing her luggage she walked out the airport to get a taxi. Waving her hand to a taxi driver, who immediately drove up to her, then put her luggage in the back of the trunk. Shandra seated herself in the taxi as it finally took off toward her final destination, the Candidate House.

      Her thoughts mulled over what to expect, for Shandra has been through pageants so many times it was hard to count them all. She has never been to the Miss America pageant. Excitement took over a bit as she finally arrived at the huge house. She saw several girls had arrived before her. Shandra was not always one to form bonds. It was always hard for her. Trust was an issue, because of where she is from. Back in the Southside of Chicago, you had to trust no one but yourself. It was a rough place and the streets were ruled by the motto of the only the strong survive.

      It prepared her somewhat for the pageant life, not that the urban dwellings of Chicago was the same, but that it made her strong enough to survive the backstabbing and politics that came with pageants. It was not as easy as some people may think.

      When it appeared that all ten girls had arrived they all stood waiting for the administrator. It was not long long when the doors opened and a blonde semi curly haired woman walked out. She had a cheerful smile that Shandra was accustomed to with pageants. the lady walked down the steps to greet them.

      "Hello Miss America contestants!"

      "Welcome to the Candidate House. My name is Rebbecca Miller, and I'll be your administrator and concierge for your two day stay here."

      Shandra gave a big smile showing her very white teeth as Rebecca continued to talk.

      "If you'll kindly please follow me inside, I'd be happy to show you around and introduce you to the amenities we have here."

      'Wonderful' thought Shandra as she followed Rebecca and the other ladies. She really wanted to get her things put away and check out the place. She could go for a dip in the pool or even relax in the jacuzzi. Just thinking about it made Shandra excited.



    TAG: Anyone, GM

  16. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Nov 5, 2002
    star 10
    IC: Melissa Baturis

    *stands together with the other nine contestants looking around curiously*

    It's always interesting to meet new people, to see a new home and to watch how it'll change during the days here. Will this...

    "Hello Miss America contestants!" she said cheerfully, "Welcome to the Candidate House. My name is Rebbecca Miller, and I'll be your administrator and concierge for your two day stay here."

    "Hello" I answered.

    *follows her to discover the house*



    OOC: Just for your information, I'm a bit short of time because of exams until Wednesday. That's why my replies are a bit short and if one wants to do a small talk, I'm up for it (at least until I'm back fully). :)
  17. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    IC: Alyssa Dahl
    Location: Candidate House

    Alyssa trouped inside, following the other candidates. She lugged her suitcase behind her, cursing the fact that's she'd brought so many clothes.

    She'd done a couple pagents before, but none on this scale. "This is going to be tough," she muttered. "At least the weather isn't bad."



    Tag: Anyone.
  18. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 11, 2008
    star 6
    IC: Annabelle Andrews
    The Candidate House


    When Annabelle Andrews was four years younger and shimmering with raw naiveté, she invested a large portion of her life and her time in dreaming. These dreams were always ingenious, sometimes unusual, and mostly impossible, but they served as a sort of solace for her dry existence, parched with a lack of inspiration.

    Annabelle found that a good portion of the resources that these dreams drew upon were wrenched from books, willfully entering the mind of a fantastic individual in an extraordinary situation, and journeying beyond herself. So, four years ago, that what seemed like four lifetimes ago, Annabelle had picked up a novel by Frank Herbert called Hellstrom?s Hive. It wasn?t a bad book -- as science-fiction works go, it was okay, but far from the best -- but the image of thousands of human beings packed together as one, like some exotic beast, writhing in an oddly enthralling dance of action and interaction, forced all thoughts to the contrary from her mind.

    Her senses resounded with the constant rise and fall of voices of all pitch and every intonation, spiraling colors and tunneling shapes, smells, passionate in their intensity, textures and feelings--

    ?Hello Miss America contestants! Welcome to the Candidate House. My name is Rebecca Miller, and I'll be your administrator and concierge for your two day stay here.?

    Annabelle looked up sharply at the tall, curly-haired woman in the middle of the area. Positioned toward the back of the crowd, Annabelle squinted slightly as she struggled for a better view, the multitude of voices quickly morphing into an uneasy silence that was punctuated by muted whispers.

    ?If you'll kindly please follow me inside, I'd be happy to show you around and introduce you to the amenities we have here.?

    With a curt little bow, Rebecca turned toward the large house and strode confidently inside, her heels clicking brusquely on the pavement.

    Annabelle?s heart jumped from her chest into her throat, and she couldn?t help but smile with unsuppressed excitement.

    TAG: other contestants
  19. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
    OOC: First, I would just like to personally welcome those who are just now venturing into the Role Playing Forums for the first time, it is great to have you all along for the ride.

    Second, I just wanted to mention one thing that Hammer forgot. Role Playing is pretty much always done in third person. No worries if you forget or anything, as this game is all about learning.

    Third, Don't feel any pressure to write at length like I did in this post. Length does not equal quality. I just personally get a bit carried away. So if you don't feel like reading this post due to it's length, I will not be insulted in the least.

    Fourth, Have fun, and enjoy yourselves. I look forward to playing this game with you all.


    IC: Moira "Turtle" O'Reily/ Just Outside Sequester House


    Standing with the other contestants, vaguely self-conscious as always due to her hands (which were visible) and her feet (which weren't), Moira waited patiently to be allowed in. Some of the other girls were a bit anxious, but almost none of them were as young as the fresh faced Irish girl. Well, aye suppose they be more like young wimin than girls. Aye be the girl here. That wasn't STRICTLY true, as there as another equally fresh faced youngster that was present. It figured that they didn't really appreciate being outside, Moira had been raised out in the countryside of New York by a pair of Irish immigrants. It had colored her outlook, and speech patterns, quite heavily. Her only real problem was that she simply could not tan. Ms. O'Reily had never been able to figure that out, but at least it took a little while. That was partly why she was known as turtle, she always had to have a shell of clothing on when outside most of the time. The other reason was best left forgotten.

    Thinking about her flight down, it had been reasonably pleasant. Having never traveled in first class before Moira had been sorely tempted to take advantage of the free cocktails, but decided to be good. She was still underage after all. But the seats, oh goodness! Those were almost like heaven in comparison to business class. Having managed to get a window seat, Turtle had watched the whole world seem to just sail past her and just completely enjoyed seeing the lay of the land from a completely different perspective. Even the turbulence had been pretty fun. Lets ye know that ye are indeed movin'. It be too smooth otherwise. That was her biggest problem with flight... If the flight completely lacked turbulence air sickness tended to strike. Thankfully that had been avoided.

    As things went she'd had a pretty good life so far, and on the ride over had been thinking about the one concession to sophistication her parents had managed to have. An old upright piano that had utterly entranced the much younger Moira, and had ended up setting a path before her that had seemed utterly impossible to the parents of a four year old girl, but had said young girl had never wavered from that path her entire life. Piano, to some degree, was her life. Music was everywhere, if you wanted to hear it. Sadly most people simply didn't listen closely enough.

    Oddly enough the pageants had gone hand in hand, due to the talent show's that the youngest O'Reily had been entered in, and later chose to enter. Several people had commented on her beauty as well, and so beauty contests had quickly followed. Somehow, despite her awkwardly sized feet and hands, Moira was currently riding a streak of entries into the Miss America Contest, or Junior Miss America contest (as the first three had been). In some ways this was completely old hat for her, but still it never ceased to amaze her how different the contestants could be each year.

    So, it all came back to standing with the others and waiting out in the brilliant sunlight and wondering why she was always here amongst those at least a bit older than herself, and in some cases by up to ten years so. What amazed most people was her lack of being a stuck up snob, but that was a result of her upb
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  20. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 11, 2008
    star 6
    IC: Annabelle Andrews
    The Candidate House


    Annabelle grinned easily as another younger woman angled toward her and said, ?Hi, I be Moira O'Reily, thuh winnar from New Yerk. Us younger people need ta be sticking tagether.?

    Her grin widened at the young lady?s bold Irish accent and effortless charm.

    ?I?m Annabelle Andrews from Arizona,? she replied, her gaze shifting upward toward the clear crispness of the afternoon sky, blinding blue interposed by stunning white tufts of clouds. ?You nervous?? chuckled Annabelle.

    TAG: Trimaj
  21. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

    Member Since:
    Jul 5, 2003
    star 10
    IC: Caroline Blair, Miss Texas

    Having a great eye for detail, Caroline Blaire watched the other women, hanging back a bit so that she could see without being seen. Her auburn hair glinted like copper in the sun. Shoulders back and head straight, she looked up as the concierge came out onto the front porch. Listening intently, Caroline inwardly sighed. She wanted time to practice her singing instead of standing here listening to some woman tell her things she already knew. Expecting to be able to ask questions immediately, Caroline walked behind the other women into the house. At least it was clean.

    As Caroline looked around she absently smoothed her hair. And smiled to herself. Her favorite part was all in the bag. Specifically the locked one deep in her duffel. She kept the key around her neck or inside a hidden compartment in her bag at all times. Looking at the other contestants she chose her first victim... Her favorite pranks were old-timers but no one here knew about her private nature. Which worked in her favor of course. Especially when she was adept at being sneaky.

    TAG: IMP
  22. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
    OOC: fixing continuity, and adding lissa's post in.

    :snoopy
  23. padawanlissa Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 31, 2005
    star 4
    IC: Lyssette Meiler
    Location: Outside Candidate House

    Lyssette looked around at the other young women waiting outside the candidate house. She guessed that most of them were at least a few years older than herself. The door of the candidate house was opened by a blonde-haired woman who introduced herself as Rebbecca Miller. "If you'll kindly please follow me inside, I'd be happy to show you around and introduce you to the amenities we have here."

    Lyssette took the handles of her rolling suitcase and garment bag and started to follow the woman, but stopped as she heard a girl near her addressing another of the younger participants. "Hi, I be Moira O'Reily, thuh winnar from New Yerk. Us younger people need ta be sticking tagether." The second girl intruced herself as Annabelle Andrews from Arizona. Lyssette smiled at the two, who both looked to be close in age to her. "I'm also one the younger girls. Lyssette Meiler of Portland, Oregon." She let go of suitcase to hold out her hand to the other girls.

    Tag: Trimaj, QGR
  24. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
    IC: Moira "Turtle" O'Reily/ Just Outside Sequester House


    Being greeted by a smile is always a good thing. Even if your handshake is ignored, which meant that particular embaressment was completely avoided. I don' be needin' ta initiate any more o' that. Now, remembering was the key. One that would likely be forgotten, sadly.

    Apparently the other young one had an affinity for the Irish, which made her feel better. She was the entrant from Arizona. Moira was a bit surprised to find her admiting to being nervous, which all of the first timers were... regarldess of actual admitance.

    Having discreetly pulled her hand back, another young woman came up and mentioned that she was one of the youngers as well. Her name was Lyssette Meiler of Oregon. "It's a pleasure ta meet ye Annabelle, and ye as well Lyssette." A smile was flashed at the other young woman. It was nice to have more of that age group. "Aye'll let ye both in on ah lit'le secret. Everyone's nervous their firs' time. And every time after." A conspiritorial wink came directly the mock whispered comment.


    TAG: QGR, LISSA, ANYONE WANTING TO OVERHEAR

    :snoopy
  25. Imperial_Hammer Manager Emeritus: RPFs

    Member Since:
    Sep 25, 2004
    star 5
    IC: Miss Rebbecca Miller
    Location: Living Room, Candidate House

    Rebbecca slowed to a stop as the crowd of ladies followed her into the house. They were chit-chatting with each other about the upcoming competition. That was to be expected of course, a new group of sociable ladies. Plus Miss America contests have been known to be very personable people. They generally had to be.

    She turned around.

    "Welcome again. This is the living room of the candidate house. Before I let you guys go off and enjoy yourselves, let me touch on a few rules."

    Rebbecca took a breath,

    "There are five bedrooms upstairs, two for each of you, and three bathrooms between the group. You're free to choose whichever room you want, either A, B, C, D, or E. The stairs, as you can see, are over there on the right side of the room. Generally, you can spend your time here as you wish. Relax, enjoy the amenities, maybe shed a little of your pre-pageant jitters. Our kitchen is stocked full of delicious, yet healthy, foods, and our pool is warmed in daytime and nighttime swims. No visitors are allowed in the house, and there is only one phone that does not dial out. Your agents are the only ones who can communicate to you through the line, and both you and your agent will be on your honor that communications will be for pageant purposes only."

    Phone. Bathrooms. Kitchen. Pool. Was there anything else?

    Ah yes,

    "Also," Rebbecca added, "Out that door, past the stairs, at the end of the hall is the pageant practice room. We have a replica runway of the one you'll be walking down in two days, as well as a sample make-up room. Traditionally contestants have enjoyed practicing there."

    Was that it? Well, one way to find out.

    I maintained a friendly smile.

    "And of course, if you have any requests, you can ask me, your concierge. Any questions about the rules here and our amenities?"

    There normally would be a few...

    TAG: Contestants
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