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another heads-up May. 24th, 2004 @ 02:36 pm
Just wanted to ask all the players that they add a little profile on their character in the 'info' section. For an example of what I'm looking for, see below:

name: Jonothan "Jono" Starsmore
affliation: Brotherhood, Proles
powers: Jono is composed entirely of pure psionic energy. When Jono's mutant power manifested, the bottom half of his mouth and his chest was blown off. He cannot eat, drink, speak or breath. Technically, his body is an dead shell that contains his psionic energy. He is able to project large and deadly bursts of energy from the hole that was once his chest, and is a limited telepath. It is through his telepathy that he is able to communicate with the outside world.
History: Jono Starsmore was the only child of an Outer Party family in his birthplace of Airstrip One (what was once called London) before his mutation developed. The resulting accident quickly came to the attention of the Inner Party. They initially had high hopes for Jono, given his highly destructive power. However, after meeting with the mutant and seeing his physical deformities, it was decided that Jono wasn't desirable. He was shipped off to Airstrip Three (what was once New York) and forced to live with the Proles, with the knowledge that Jono would be murdered when he least expected it. However, with the help of Madelyn Pryor, Jono managed to escape the watch of the Party and the Thoughtpolice. He is currently the co-leader of the mysterious Brotherhood along with his significant other Maddie.

It can be as detailed as you want, but the more info the better! Thanks guys.

Journals May. 19th, 2004 @ 05:03 pm
This is for Kitty and Jean, and Scott too if we add him. Inner Party

This is for Jean, and Dani too if she gets added. Thoughtpolice

There's an Outer Party journal, but I don't think we have anyone for there yet.

And lastly, this is for Maddie, Penance and Jono. The Brotherhood.

Each group can communicate with each other through these journals. For example, Big Brother can issue an order to the Thoughtpolice, or Maddie could share info about a covert op with the Brotherhood. All of you guys will be able to read all the journals, but the characters wont be able to, even though a lot of the stuff might be cross-posted (like a message from Big Brother would show up in the Thoughtpolice,Inner Party and Outer Party journals. So everyone join your correct journal, and let's get ready to go!

let's get going! May. 18th, 2004 @ 10:34 am
Hey fellow xthought_crimex RPers!

We now have the amount of players that I was looking for before starting the RP. We could of course stand to gain a few more, so don't stop pimping!

I've created journal communities for all the sub-groups, so make sure you join the proper journal. These journals will give you all the information and orders that a superior from the group would, so you need them to play!

Also, I just wanna encouarage you to take on other characters, if only for a few RPs and then turn them into NPC. The more character there are to interact with, the funnier this will be.

Also, could everyone note me with their in chracter AIM (if they have on) and their OOC AIM, along with their PBs for their journals?

Thanks guys!
Current Mood: excitedexcited

everything you need to know about 1984 Apr. 1st, 2004 @ 11:18 pm
Consider this a crash course in 1984.

This is from sparknotes.com:

Big Brother -  Though he never appears in the novel, and though he may not actually exist, Big Brother, the perceived ruler of Oceania, is an extremely important figure. Everywhere one looks he sees posters of Big Brother’s face bearing the message “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.” Big Brother’s image is stamped on coins and broadcast on the unavoidable telescreens. In xthought_crimex, Charles Xavier, as the world's most powerful telepath, is the face of Big Brother. Supposedly, Xavier is able to monitor anyone's mind at any time.

Emmanuel Goldstein -  Another figure who exerts an influence on the novel without ever appearing in it. According to the Party, Goldstein is the legendary leader of the Brotherhood. He seems to have been a Party leader who fell out of favor with the regime. In any case, the Party describes him as the most dangerous and treacherous man in Oceania. In xthought_crimex, the leader of the Brotherhood is not Emmanuel Goldstein, but Magneto. He may or may not be alive.

Doublethink-The idea of “doublethink” emerges as an important consequence of the Party’s massive campaign of large-scale psychological manipulation. Simply put, doublethink is the ability to hold two contradictory ideas in one’s mind at the same time. As the Party’s mind-control techniques break down an individual’s capacity for independent thought, it becomes possible for that individual to believe anything that the Party tells them, even while possessing information that runs counter to what they are being told. At the Hate Week rally, for instance, the Party shifts its diplomatic allegiance, so the nation it has been at war with suddenly becomes its ally, and its former ally becomes its new enemy. When the Party speaker suddenly changes the nation he refers to as an enemy in the middle of his speech, the crowd accepts his words immediately, and is ashamed to find that it has made the wrong signs for the event. In the same way, people are able to accept the Party ministries’ names, though they contradict their functions: the Ministry of Plenty oversees economic shortages, the Ministry of Peace wages war, the Ministry of Truth conducts propaganda and historical revisionism, and the Ministry of Love is the center of the Party’s operations of torture and punishment.

Urban Decay-The London that Winston Smith calls home is a dilapidated, rundown city in which buildings are crumbling, conveniences such as elevators never work, and necessities such as electricity and plumbing are extremely unreliable. Though Orwell never discusses the theme openly, it is clear that the shoddy disintegration of London, just like the widespread hunger and poverty of its inhabitants, is due to the Party’s mismanagement and incompetence. One of the themes of 1984, inspired by the history of twentieth-century communism, is that totalitarian regimes are viciously effective at enhancing their own power and miserably incompetent at providing for their citizens. The grimy urban decay in London is an important visual reminder of this idea, and offers insight into the Party’s priorities through its contrast to the immense technology the Party develops to spy on its citizens.Just like London, New York and the rest of America is similarly in a state of urban decay.

Telescreens-The omnipresent telescreens are the book’s most visible symbol of the Party’s constant monitoring of its subjects. In their dual capability to blare constant propaganda and observe citizens, the telescreens also symbolize how totalitarian government abuses technology for its own ends instead of exploiting its knowledge to improve civilization. Everywhere one goes, even his own home, the Party watches him through telescreens; everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party’s seemingly omniscient leader, a figure known only as Big Brother.

Some other info about 1984-The Party controls everything in Oceania, even the people’s history and language. Currently, the Party is forcing the implementation of an invented language called Newspeak, which attempts to prevent political rebellion by eliminating all words related to it. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal. Such thoughtcrime is, in fact, the worst of all crimes.

As the novel opens, Winston feels frustrated by the oppression and rigid control of the Party, which prohibits free thought, sex, and any expression of individuality. Winston dislikes the party and has illegally purchased a diary in which to write his criminal thoughts. He has also become fixated on a powerful Party member named O’Brien, whom Winston believes is a secret member of the Brotherhood—the mysterious, legendary group that works to overthrow the Party.

Winston works in the Ministry of Truth, where he alters historical records to fit the needs of the Party.

Any questions, post/ask here.

characters Apr. 1st, 2004 @ 01:43 pm
Currently, we are accepting applications for only canon X-Men characters. After a while, we will be accepting OC's, but mainly non-mutant OC's.

This a list of characters needed/available:
Robert Drake/Iceman
Emma Frost/White Queen
Jean Grey/Phoenix
Jubilation Lee/Jubilee
Remy Lebeau/Gambit
Ororo Munroe/Storm
Piotr Rasputin/Colossus
Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane
Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat
Scott Summers/Cyclops
Warren Worthington/Angel
Betsy Braddock/Psylocke
Brian Braddock/Captian Britian
Hank McCoy/Beast
Sean Cassidy/Banshee
Lucas Bishop/Bishop
Alison Blaire/Dazzler
Danielle Moonstar
Raven Darkholme/Mystique
Victor Creed/Sabretooth

Note: This is only a basic list of characters. If you have another character you want to play from X-Men canon, just ask and it will more than likely be approved.

Characters not available:
Jono Starsmore/Chamber-taken
Penance- taken
Madelyn Pryor-taken
Charles Xavier-NPC
Scott Summers-taken
Pete Wisdom- taken
Dani Moonstar-taken
Kitty Pryde- taken
Jean Grey/Phoenix-taken

If you want to apply for any character besides those in the last list, you may either post a message here on this journal or e-mail me at mekanixpryde@yahoo.com. You must fill out the following information.

Character's Name:
Your RPG history:
Your OOC LJ if you have one:
Brief personality of character in *this* universe (they are NOT going to be the same person in Marvel 616. Have fun and play around with it!):
Why you choose this character:
When are you available:

After you are accepted, you must create a journal and an AIM sn for your character.

Note: If you are choosing a character like Storm or Colossus where they are from different parts of the world *not* included in Oceania, you have to take this into account. How did they get there? It is more than alright if you just choose to make them Oceania citizens and discard of their canon history, but if you keep Colossus from Russia, for example, you have to explain how they got there.

Also, any sort of "physically deformed" mutant (this applies to any mutant who is visibly different) cannot be part of the Inner Party. The majority will be among the proles, but if you can make a strong case for your character being in the Outer Party, it will be taken into consideration.

-Your mod, Christine
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The background of the 1984 AU is as follows:

After World War II, the Party began to take control. Eventually, Great Britian and the United States were combined to form Oceania with the Inner Party governing the people, the Outer Party doing the manual work, and the proles continuing their poor existance, considered animals by all Party members.

Around this same time, mutants began to become common. The Party instantly recognized both the threat and the promise that mutants held, and decided to take advantage of the situation...

The Party remains in control through several different means. First, it destroys an piece of history that does not agree with its current agenda and replaces it with a fabriacted history that works. For example, even though Oceania has been at war with both Eurasia and Eastasia, they will claim that they have only been at war with Eurasia and have always been at war with Eurasia. However, months later when their target changes to Eastasia, they will claim that they have only been at war with Eastasia and have always been at war with Eastasia. (Sound familar?)

Second, the sex act has been greatly de-eroticized. It is only allowed within the confines of marriage, though marriages are not allowed between people who find the other sexually attractive. There is even a Junior Anti-Sex League full of young people, petioning to remove the sex act completly. This keeps the people in constant state of high energy and fevror, as result of this sexual tension.

Thirldly, the people of the Outer Party, the majority, are kept in a constant state of longing. By keeping them preoccupied with getting enough coupons for razors or for a set of pajamas, they are less likely to focus on less physical things.

The most important method is fear. The Party is monitered by the Thoughtpolice, a group made entirely of telepaths, and telescreens, television monitors afixed everywhere. At any given moment, the Thoughtpolice or the telescreen might be watching you for an unorthodox activity which results in being seized by the Ministry of Love (the headquaters of the Thoughtpolice and the legal system). What happens at the Ministry of Love is rumored to be horrible, and the thoughtcriminal will not be killed, but will cease to exist. Meaning that all of his records will be destroyed, along with his body. The worse crime is thoughtcrime.

Thoughtcrime is any thought opposing the Party. It can run from something as simple as "I don't love Big Brother that much" to "I want to destroy Big Brother and the Party!". The penalty for any thoughtcrime is all the same. Annihilation.

Big Brother- The leader of the Party. According to rumors, Big Brother is Charles Xavier, the most powerful telepath in the world.

The Brotherhood- The rumored and very mysterious band of rebels. The Brotherhood are dedicated to fighting and destroying the Party. Many Party members have heard whispers of this group, but to go looking for more information is a horrible thoughtcrime...

Inner Party- The elite. A chosen few, mostly mutants, who rule the rest of Oceania with an iron fist.

Outer Party- The middle/working class. They all worship Big Brother and are steadfast believers in the Party as they have been indoctrinated that way since childhood. However, there does remain a few who might question, but at risk of their lives. Basline humans who have the potentional of the X-gene are found in this group.

The Proles- The poor. The Proles are regarded as little more than animals. They are not held responsible for obeying the laws of the Party, though most are fanatic believers in it. The majority of basline humans are proles, along with any mutant who has a power that is thought to be undesirable, unneeded, or deforming.
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