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  1. I like the idea of the antagonists being crooked philanthropists. And I am excited to start whenever that may be.
  2. I like the meteor idea a lot. Also, the unscathed planets never had to be nice in the first place. They could have just been completely evil in the first place, using the disaster to take slaves and use the broken planets for extra resources...etc.
  3. RED RAIN A few years after the conclusion of the Geniome War, a devastating biological disaster, creatures the World Government crudely named Vampires appeared. They were pale and sickly looking, with beast-like fangs, enhanced strength, an altered immune system, and an animalistic, instinctual, hunger for human blood. They were the product of a genetically engineered virus, meant to wipe out the enemy, that was leaked onto home soil. It was called a negligent accident according to government officials. However, thousands of innocent people were infected and suffered excruciating physiological changes. Most people went insane and died, unable to withstand the re-writing of their DNA, a transformation that for those who survived left them labeled as monsters. Some of the infected, though a rare occurrence, even changed so much that they had been reported to have sprouted wings and grown tails and claws, certain traits coming alive out of the original animal genetic material used to cultivate the virus. These special mutated survivors were nicknamed 'Seraphim', after the discovery of the first stable specimen found with a pair of large, bird-like wings protruding from its back. Naturally the Government had taken action against the surviving infected. They were a threat to the rest of society, carriers of a very contagious virus that had already reached an epidemic state. Entire new branches of the military had been established, as well as smaller bounty organizations, in an effort to eradicate the Vampires. The military instituted, International Vampire Hunters Army (INVHA) had been given full authority over the detection and elimination of all remaining Vampire. At first, the government tried and failed to develop new and effective ways of destroying the creatures and until recently were forced to resort to dangerous close quarter combat operations. However, the Vampire specialists came up with a method of luring the creatures out of hiding and using mid to long distance weaponry to take them down. This method was called the Red Rain Method. When Vampires were thought to inhabit a certain area the INVHA would issue a Red Rain Advisory to all humans living there, a mandatory government issued curfew put in place so that any humans in the area would know to remain indoors until the Vampire threat was eliminated. Then INVHA agents were sent into the area and used a special blood derived dispersant to lure the creatures out of hiding. Unable to resist the scent of blood, the creatures would leave their hiding places and fall victim to the INVHA's anti-vampire weapons.
  4. I have a pair of twins I'd like to nab a couple of spots for. Possibly the pilot and medic if available. They are extremely shrewd and reckless and dynamic. They have big personalities and a lot of interesting "talents". Let me know if they might be welcome.
  5. Hi guys! I'm back! And I really wanna roleplay. Anyone wanna work something out with me?

  6. I won't be around this coming week. I'm going out of town for job training and won't be near a computer (I don't trust my phone to work well enough to get anything on this site done). I might pop in to check on things, but don't expect any posts between those dates. I will see you guys again later! <3 Elphys
  7. The Elphys Anime Review!

  8. Welcome to The Elphys Anime Review! ☆ Here on the Anime Review, I will post about past and currently airing anime selections that I found to be just plain great! I am an avid fan of the art and storytelling present in anime and seek to provide an honest and positive critique of those I choose to post. I want to help bridge the gap between those who are obsessed with anime and those who aren't sure about what all the hype is about. After I make an anime review, I encourage all of Surreality's members to chime in with their thoughts and opinions! Review Format ☆ ANIME TITLE​ Image Anime News Network Synopsis Genres: Episodes: My Opinion My Rating: -/5 Have Suggestions? ☆ If you want me to write a review of a particular anime, please send me a Private Message with your suggested show or movie! If I have seen it, I will totally write a review. Review Links ☆ Cowboy Bebop Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Nagi no Asukara Free! Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers)
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    Yeah, it really does. My favorite is the 2nd ending Kokuhaku. <3
  10. The Elphys Anime Review!

    I am going to be reviewing a lot of different series and films. While I generally prefer to write about the ones I like, I won't have completely positive opinions on all of them. I am also open for series suggestion and I hope for and encourage discussion on any and all of the animes reviewed. Otherwise it's just me ranting to myself and that's pretty sad.
  11. Wanna be friends? ´0u0`

  12. The Elphys Anime Review!

    Me too! I have anxiety about what's going to happen next! AHHH!
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    Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) Anime News Network Synopsis: When they were young, the brothers Mutta and Hibito promised each other they would become astronauts. Now, in 2025, Hibito has followed his dream to become the first Japanese on the moon, but Mutta has just been fired from his job. His brother reminds him of their childhood promise, and Mutta decides once again to aim for space.Genres: Science Fiction, DramaEpisodes: 100My Opinion Have I ever spoken to you guys about how in love I am with this anime? No? Well, you're about to hear it now. I have been following this anime since its beginning and have been faithfully tuning in every week for the last 94 or so weeks to watch it. First of all, the theme of this show is space and the very human desire to reach it. It is focused on Earth and the struggles of those who earnestly aim to make a difference in other's lives by becoming astronauts. The story is centered around two brother's who from childhood made a promise to someday become astronauts and walk on the moon, after they both see a UFO one night. Mutta, the older brother is the main character and I really love him because he's not your typical main character. He's weird and awkward and funny, but very smart and gains confidence and experience through the series that really makes you relate to him. I sometimes forget that I am watching an animation with this series, because it is very much set up like a live drama and the emotions and obstacles presented are very realistic. Another thing I absolute love about this series is the presence of racial diversity and strong, smart, female characters! I found myself very easily invested in the characters and their fate and when it comes to an anime, that is the thing that I love the most. Right now it's set at 100 episodes, but that can't be the end of the line, so I hope with all my being that they decide to continue on with a second installment to conclude the story properly. My Rating: 5/5
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    Free! Anime News Network Synopsis: Four boys named Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin all participated in a swimming tournament shortly before graduating elementary school and later parted ways. Years later, they reunite when Rin challenges Haruka to a race and wins. Not wanting to be defeated so easily, Haruka gathers Makoto and Nagisa and a new recruit named Rei to form the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.Genres: Tournament, Comedy, Drama, SportsEpisodes: 12My Opinion All I can do is laugh every time I see anything related to this anime. It has been wildly popular with anime fans all over the world and continues to pop up from time to time on my Tumblr feed. More specifically, the shounen-ai fanbase has taken hold of basically every aspect of this show and run wild with it. I can't really blame them though, the sheer amount of fan service body shots and long emotional gazes between characters make them easy to slash. I can't lie, I boarded that ship. The plot of the show was pretty basic, centering around friendship and rivalry. I found the main character Haru, to be pretty boring, but then again I never cared for characters with little personality. But I forgive that because the rest of the characters are far more passable and lively. They are what really makes this anime fun to watch. One thing I was particularly impressed by, however, was the animation during swimming scenes. Kyoto Animation, did a great job! Despite it's minor flaws, the eye candy and entertainment value makes it worth the watch! I'm interested in what they'll do with the second season! My Rating: 3.5/5
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    Nagi No Asukara Anime News Network Synopsis: Long ago, humanity lived in the sea. But the humans who longed for the land left the sea behind. They cast aside the special raiment they'd been given by the sea god that let them live in the ocean. The thinking of the sea humans and the land humans became as separate as the places they lived, and as countless time passed, they forgot they were once one people. This will change as the land-dwelling human Tsumugu Kihara befriends four students who live in a village at the bottom of the sea.Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, RomanceEpisodes: 26My Opinion This series is still currently running, but from what I've seen so far has been very endearing. The characters are young and their problems seem more mature than they need to be, but at that age dealing with love and the idea of growing up and changing can be a trying time. There is a growing underlying threat present during most of the series that keeps you feeling concerned for the future of the characters and their happiness, but their optimism keeps hope alive even after disaster strikes. I can say that I look forward to each new episode, because I want to see how the story concludes and whether all the loose ends will be tied up nicely. We will just have to see. My Rating: 4/5
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    Yes, I do intend to review more recent and underrated series and films, I just wanted to start with some old, well known titles to garner attention. That sounds like it might be a fun project. I could focus on more of the recent seasonal updates as well as commentary on long running series like Naruto, One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, and Uchuu Kyoudai. Also, Natsume Yuujinchou... omg, is one of my all time favorites. I am so glad to see another admirer of that series.
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    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Anime News Network Synopsis: In their closed-off underground village, Kamina and Simon chafe at the limits imposed by the village elder. Yet all this will change, when Simon stumbles across a fantastic device—just as the village's peace is broken by a violent intrusion.Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, MechaEpisodes: 27My Opinion The word that comes to mind when I think about Gurren Lagann is epic. It is a tale that starts at the meager beginnings of a sheltered life that explodes into a future shattering adventure. This series is spectacularly colorful, funny, and heart-wrenching. The characters are charismatic and likable, just the type you like to root for. The villains are imposing and flamboyant and you never quite know which direction you are going to be jolted into next. This series was a real surprise to me. I am usually one to stay away from mecha themed anime, but I found out that it was so much more than that. Once I started watching, it was hard to take a break. If you're looking for something packed with action, comedy, crazy giant robot faces, this is definitely the anime for you!My Rating: 4.5/5
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    COWBOY BEBOP Anime News Network Synopsis: Spike Spiegel, a bounty Hunter with a dark past, lives on bounty to bounty, barely making it each time, or not making it at all. His partners Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Ed and Ein the dog all help him in his adventures from planet to planet.Genres: Action, Drama, Science FictionEpisodes: 26My Opinion My opinion about this series is that I'm biased about this series. I consider it to be my all time favorite and for good reason. It not only has a cast of amazing characters, but also a plot that slowly builds while allowing you to empathize with those characters and an original soundtrack that is composed of pure genius. Spike Spiegel is the main character, he is a bounty hunter who travels throughout our solar system with an ex-cop named Jet Black. They are always struggling with money and often rely on quick jobs and get rich quick schemes to keep food on the table. Along the way they pick up a gambling criminal named Faye Valentine who decides to stick around as a self appointed partner and an enigmatic and slightly insane, teenage, computer genius named Ed. Together they run into all kinds of trouble and a ghost from Spike's past is never too far away. The soundtrack is something else. Composed by Yoko Kanno with help and featuring bands such as the Seatbelts, she created a distinctly musical song set that will keep you listening over and over again. Themes of Jazz and the Blues are prevalent as well as operatic, ethnic, and other styles as well. I'll never get sick of the opening theme, "Tank!"All in all, this anime is definitely worth the watch! My Rating: 5/5
  19. I'm a Tree!

    Of course I do. You're one of the only ones I remember from back in the day. Haha!
  20. I need someone for The Sleeping Shrine. I hope someone takes.

  21. Greetings!

    Well, it looks as if I've found my way back into this community. I used to haunt the old S*T forum years ago, but because of life stuff I fell away and left the forum roleplay scene behind. However, I'm feeling starved of literary imagination these days so I figured that a good place to start back into the roleplay world would be here. I always liked the community and fellow writers here, so I'm hoping to find some new writing buddies with like minded interests (fantasy, modern, sci-fi, gay/queer, dark, etc). I guess that's about it for now. Wee!
  22. Greetings!

    Thanks! Now to find an rp to write in.
  23. Greetings!

    Yes, I was a graduate under both the Etenity and the AzurePersona accounts. That would me much appreciated.
  24. I'm a Tree!

    Ah another past member returning. I just came back too. I used to be Etenity/AzurePersona back in the day. I remember the name Meldream from times past. Welcome back.
  25. The Sleeping Shrine A ronin on the run from a grave crime he committed in the service of the Emperor seeks a new start away from the Capital and finds himself in the remote countryside searching for work. The rural people who are weary of well dressed strangers, however, direct him deep into the mountains where a village Lord is said to be looking to hire a Samurai as a guard to his estate. The ronin, who is optimistic about the news, receives a cryptic warning from the villagers to beware the demons who walk the mountain paths and lure men in with a guise of beauty. Feeling undaunted by the tale of caution, the ronin ventures deep into the mountain where an encounter with a strange, beautiful being leaves him feeling shaken and suddenly more believing of the demons the villagers spoke of. To make things worse, soon after his arrival into the mountain village, the murder an important figure pushes the ronin into a search for the culprit that leads him into a world he wishes he'd never found existed. Main Characters The Ronin [Played By] • Name: - • Appearance: - • Personality: - • Descriptors - A man running from his past mistakes, who runs into more trouble than he ever wanted to find - Was once a court samurai in the service of the Emperor, who refused to accept a punishment he received as a result of blackmail - A very competent and skilled swordsman The White Demon/Trickster [Elphys] • Name: -Tsuyoshi • Appearance: -He is of average height, lithe, fair/pale skin and short white hair, lashes, and brows. His eyes are silver, but glow a luminescent turquoise when he becomes angry or emotionally unstable. He has black bands tattooed around his neck, wrists, and ankles that also glow turquoise when he becomes angry or unstable. • Personality: -He is shrewd, arrogant, secretive, and dismissive. He enjoys being cynical and often plays nasty tricks on the villagers, but has an air of elegance and grace to him that makes him seem approachable. He can be cruel, yet seems to wear his emotions on his sleeve • Descriptors - A mysterious being who takes an interest in the ronin - Seen as bad luck by the villagers, is blamed for the murder of the important figure - Has powerful magics greatly associated with nature and weather - Carries around a set of katana - Is left handed Secondary Characters The Feudal Lord • The man who governs the mountain village, who seeks to hire a Samurai to protect him and his estate Feudal Lord's Son • The Lord's son; a smart, competent young man Feudal Lord's Daughter • The beautiful daughter of the Lord; she is sought out by many suitors Villagers • The people of the village The Murderer • The one who murdered the important figure Yami no Kami • The God of the Mountain to whom the shrine is dedicated and the villagers worship Demons • Youkai and spirits that reside in the mountains around the village Information Seeking someone to play the ronin. I've left most of the profile open for my partner to fill in. My intention is for he and the Trickster to fall into a sort of strained friendship/attraction with one another. By no means will it happen right away, but as a general plot device I would like that to happen eventually. This is a sort of fantasy, feudal, murder mystery with a lot of dark drama and angst. I am looking to sort of steer the roleplay in the direction of the plot I intend. I have plot twists planned. As far as availability, I am a sporadic poster. Sometimes I can make several posts in a day/week and sometimes I get busy and several days will pass in between posts. I will do my best to keep my partner updated with relevant information. Post length can be variable. I'm not looking for thousands of words, nor will I put out that much on a general post, though I have no problem reading them. I prefer quality over quantity and I love dialogue. In general I am very flexible with length and content. If you are interested, let me know. I'd love to screen people's character ideas so I can find the best fit for mine. Happy posting, I can't wait to hear from you and good luck!