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April 1st, 2005

04:15 pm - new member & character
Well, like the subject line says, I've just joined this community and any information on what's going on would be appreciated, since I've never been on a community before anyway (although I do role play in groups quite often). I'm putting up my character profile; I hope it's acceptable.
Name: Ghislaine Lecourbe
Age: 17
Appearance: Long, fair hair, light blue eyes, and pale skin. Narrow nose, high cheekbones, but her features are too pointy to be called anything near 'beautiful'. Petite and slender.
Location (general): I'd say Paris, but that's a bit too general...I'm not used to this question, what exactly is meant by it?
Strengths: Reads well, and is kind and generous to beautiful people, no matter their social class
Weaknesses: Is not very clever in the ways of the world; is not as learned as she should be; is spoiled
Social Class: High, although not the highest
Backstory: Ghislaine was born into a somewhat wealthy and somewhat good family. She had an older brother and a cat and all the books she could ever want, and her parents hired only the best governesses. The problem? Ghislaine was perpetually ill. As early as she can remember, she was kept in her room and in bed, because she didn't feel well enough to get out. Her parents felt guilty and avoided her, and she was always bored, which became more of a sickness than anything else. Whenever anyone told her about the outside world, she mostly thought that it was all a story made up to please her. She also learned that because everyone pitied her, she could get whatever she wanted by throwing a fit, and so she missed a lot of lessons- she never liked working much- and now doesn't know as much as she is supposed to about anything. When she got to be about 13, she taught herself to walk when none of the servants or maids were in her room, and soon found out she wasn't as sick as everyone thought. More tired of the confined world she lived in than anything else, she ran away to the most real place she could imagine- Paris.
Other: none....

Well, I certainly hope this is acceptable, and would someone please get back to me on it?
Current Mood: lazypretending not to care
Current Music: #1 Crush-- Garbage

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February 21st, 2005

06:58 pm
8:00, Georgette de Ziecizwy's home.

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February 16th, 2005

10:42 am - A Cordial Invitation
I would like to take the opportunity to invite all those members of our illustrious community to attend my monthly* salon on the Monday, February 21st, 1885 at whatsoever time you find convenient**. Oscar Wilde, Claude Monet, and others will doubtlessly be in attendance - perhaps Rimbaud and Verlaine might find each other, should they attend, and have an awkward confrontation.

Peter Delaney may attend, as might a variety of others. Wit and seduction will exist in abundance. Those who dress badly will not be permitted entrance.

That said, I invite you to Rue Duroc, on the corner of Boulevarde Des Invalides, number nineteen. I do not need an RSVP; I am assured you will all be in attendance for a gathering such as this.

Georgette de Ziecizwy

*monthly game time = weekly real-life time
**Anytime during the day. Time-differences would render an exact time too difficult and/or confusing.

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02:46 am
I would like to indicate the revelations of a beautiful mind [if I do say so myself], at sweet_sienna.

Do pop in, I'm always glad of the company.
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic

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February 15th, 2005

09:22 pm - Post links to your character journals in this thread

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02:02 pm - So...How Does This Work
On February 21st, 2005, it will also be February 21st, 1885 in Paris.
Please post your character bios immediately after reading this WHOLE post.
How Will This Work?
1. Create your own character.
2. Write as your character/third person description of your character. Character journals are helpful but are not required.

As the moderator, I (and my character) may send out invitations for parties to which you are kindly requested to attend, or throw any sudden chance events into the air to spice things up, but primarily it will work as in real life: each person responsible for his or her own decisions.

I will also post a weekly "newspaper" of historical events of the week; should anybody wish to contribute to it, he would be more than welcome to do so. Simply post with the subject "NEWSPAPER HEADLINE"

One real-life week is one RPG month. That said, there may be some discrepancy, as due to varied time zones, "parties" may take longer than one-fourth of a real-life day. We'll figure it out as we go alone.

Please create one or two characters.
Should you wish to be a historical character, please be knowledgable about that character and please stick with that character and DO NOT make that character fall in TrOo WuB!11one with your original characters. Your characters should interact with the community, not just with your other characters.

This community is set in Paris. Should you wish your character to make a voyage over to England, please check out the lovely Abermarle Community. http://www.livejournal.com/community/thealbemarle/

Perhaps they would be interested in forging one big community....

This RPG will begin on LJ, a switch to MSN is possible but we'll see.

Please get your friends to join; the more people we have, the less likely it is that the community will lag and fall behind.

Remember, we need people from all walks of life, from bohemian Montmartre to the elegant Seventh Arrondissement to the impoverished Goutte D'Or.

1. Pictures behind an LJ cut
2. I'm not a total stickler for historical accuracy, but please, use some common sense when it comes to the attitudes and technologies of the time.
3. TyPe LyKe Dis N i WiLl bReAk Ur cOmPy kThnxsbye!111oneone

So, post your characters. Please include the following

Location (general):
Social Class:

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February 14th, 2005

03:22 pm - Get this party started
Hello. This is fragilealice under a new name.

I think we should get this community totally restarted. New characters, new plots, new games, new everything. Hopefully new members, too. Anyone with

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May 7th, 2004

10:11 pm
OH SNAP GUYS! Somebody forgot to post in the month of April. What WILL we do? So is this the post on this community for May? Where IS everyone?

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March 19th, 2004

10:55 am
Hey my name is Sarah. I have been a Moulin Rouge addict for the past.. however long it's been out. Very long. Anywho.. I just recently decided to start joining communities to be with other people who have the same passion as me. I'm not always this corny, but anyway. Glad to be here =)
Current Mood: bitchybitchy

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February 11th, 2004

06:47 am - SCENE: Moulin Rouge
Everybody knows it, and it is one of the most popular, if cliché icons of the fin-de-siècle.

Blackmail is often carried out in secret, there, and Julian meeting Veronica to give her the hefty sum of three hundred pounds (a first payment, no less) is no exception to the rule.

Who else is there?


ETA: Helps if this is, you know, not in my personal journal....where it's been for the past few DAYS.


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