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Foolish Mortals Mod Account ([personal profile] grimgrinningghosts) wrote in [community profile] foolishmortalsooc2017-03-16 11:30 pm
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Due to both player interest and murdergame newbies who might be curious about how they'd play in the more intense settings, we've decided to open up an official test drive. This is in lieu of a mock trial, as we know a good deal of players are considering testing out multiple muses before the game start. This test drive will remain open until the game itself opens in June.

Foolish Mortals is, of course, open to Disney characters only - and the same rules apply here. Characters who don't fit this criteria may find themselves being removed from the test drive, for consistency purposes. If you have any questions, please feel free to consult our FAQ here. Please list your character's name (canon also recommended) in the header of your top-level prompt.

Here are some examples to get you started:

1 - Waking Up
You find yourself awoken in a dreary little bed that creaks and squeaks far too much for your liking. The room is run-down and decrepit, and cobwebs practically coat the particularly tacky wallpaper. It's...unnerving, to say the least, and you should probably get out of there. Sadly, it doesn't look like the rest of the mansion is any cleaner, but...perhaps you'll find others in similar circumstances?

2 - Killing Time
If we must kill something, it might as well be your boredom. It doesn't seem, however, that the mansion has quite a lot to offer in the way of entertainment. There's an old projector with creepy silent film reels, a ballroom, a portrait gallery, a conservatory (filled with dead plants) and...a seance room. Might be best to stay away from that one, especially since it feels like you're being watched...

3 - Happy Haunts
There's...stillness in the air. Occasionally, you might notice some sort of unexplainable oddity. A piano might begin to play itself in your presence, or dishes and silverware might reaarange themselves when you're not looking. The eyes on portraits might even follow you around, until you notice them. Perhaps it's worth investigation, or perhaps you're better off just screaming and running away. Your call.

4 - Formal Ball
It should be known that your Ghost Host just loves throwing parties. Indeed, it appears that he's called a mandatory one in the ballroom...on Thursday night. You should throw on your best formal attire, and try to have a good time. It should be mentioned, of course, that the motive this week appears to be getting on everyone's nerves. It doesn't really help matters that it'd be so easy to take someone out if you just flipped the lights off...have fun.

5 - Body Discovery

The smell of deer carcass fills the air. Though you didn't know her very well, it appears that Bambi's Mom is dead, and one of you is responsible. Better investigate the mansion for clues, and hope you don't mess this up...

6 - Et Cetera, Et Cetera, Et Cetera
For all the prompts you want to do but we haven't listed.

Keep in mind that posting in the test drive does not represent a commitment to join our game. You're welcome to play here even if you can't app. Playing here does not guarantee a slot in the game, nor does it count as a reserve. However, you're welcome to use up to 20 comments here from your character on the test drive should you app them later, in lieu of a sample.

Remember, reserves for the game will be opening on June 2nd.

whistlenotchirp: (Default)

Jiminy Cricket | Disney's Pinnochio

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-17 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
Killing Time

[So here's the thing. Crickets live about three months, tops. He's already spent his equivalent of the twenties on the road, seen the sights, made mistakes, and experienced life. Oh and the last thing he remembers is leaving his wood friend in an illegal donkey kidnapping ring. So he's seen a lot.

But now he's trapped in a strange murder building, he's almost a month and a half old, and he's kind of losing his mind right now.

Which brings us to an anxious cricket struggling to stay still as he watches one of these moving picture shows. He never saw one of these in 1883 Italy, but he can catch up. He can be hip and cool with the modern generation. He's not falling behind in the world at all.

Formal Ball

[Jiminy still isn't 100% used to this fancy outfit he's been sporting. It was a gift from the Blue Fairy and he's been working hard to maintain it for her. Once every possible trace of dirt or fluff has been removed, Jiminy proudly hops around the ballroom, showing off... the same suit he's been wearing every single day.

Listen he's trying to keep a good attitude about all this and being a braggart is the best way to go about it.

Body Discovery

[The stench of animal death is overpowering and about as unsettling as Jiminy expected. He'd been pretty lucky in avoiding insect death, considering how easy it is to get stepped on.

Mrs. Bambi's Mom was a good lady. A caretaker and a mother, keeping children safe and properly informed. Those are values that Carlo Collodi, writer of the original Pinocchio Jiminy holds dear.

Reluctantly, he hops closer to get an unfortunately detailed look at the damage.
whistlenotchirp: (Come again)

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-17 06:44 am (UTC)(link)
[What the fuck is glitter he's from 1883 Italy.

He holds his breath against that smell as he moves to try and touch these strange sparkly bits. Really hoping this isn't some of kind of deer guts part that he didn't know about.
whistlenotchirp: (Where does that fall morally?)

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-17 07:04 am (UTC)(link)
[Gross. He tries to grab another morsel, but probably ends up spilling it on himself.]

Bleh. Ergh. Blegh. [He spits a little, trying to get it out of his mouth.]

Oh boy. How'd I get into this whooey? [What he wouldn't give to be back in Gepetto's. Back in warm rooms, with friendly faces. The Blue Fairy and her smiling face.

Such happy thoughts those are.
whistlenotchirp: (The cricket is suprised)

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-17 07:11 am (UTC)(link)
[Well that's a strange feeling. Did he lose weight recently?

He looks down.

Or he must have jumped without thinking about it. That... probably happens. This is fine. Nothing's wrong here.

...Bit higher than usual for a jump though, isn't it. Now its getting to almost dangerous levels of height. But everything's fine, he's a good conscience who stays cool under pressure.

terribibble: (45 | was that there was a snake on it)

Killing Time

[personal profile] terribibble 2017-03-17 06:47 am (UTC)(link)
[Jiminy isn't the only anxious middle-aged man who's found his way into this room. He's familiar with movies -- in fact, he saw Galaxy Battles several times in theaters -- but he's never watched anything like these old reels before.

He is also not exactly used to being on the lookout for tiny sentient bugs. If Jiminy weren't moving he probably wouldn't even see him, but he's the kind of guy who's anxious enough to pick up on minute movement and assume it's someone coming at him to kill him. At least here it's a reasonable fear.]

Ah -- oh. It's you. Uh.

[Yeah. He still doesn't know how to deal with a talking bug in a tiny little suit. It's capital-W Weird.]
Edited (fixed it to be... not another disney property lmao) 2017-03-17 06:47 (UTC)
whistlenotchirp: (Nobody listens to the conscience)

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-17 06:53 am (UTC)(link)
[He raises a bit of an eyebrow, but he doesn't seem too perturbed.]

Yessiree, it's me.

Want me to switch chairs? [Because goodness know he's taking up so much space in this one.]
terribibble: (84 | a little bit nauseous)

[personal profile] terribibble 2017-03-17 07:01 am (UTC)(link)
Nnnno. No, that won't be necessary.

[Ha ha ha yikes.]

... I'm sorry, Mister [AhhhhHHHH] Cricket. I'm not bein' all that mannerly, am I. It's just there's been a lot to get used to without, uh, well -- Well where I'm from animals don't talk is the thing and I don't mean to be insensitive but it's odd, is all.

[Guess who babbles when he's nervous? Nervous, about offending a cricket. Jesus Christ.]
whistlenotchirp: (You should be whistling)

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-17 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
[Okay now he's perturbed.]

How grand that must be for you then.
terribibble: (76 | that's for normal boys)

[personal profile] terribibble 2017-03-17 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Heck. He's tarring this up real bad, isn't he?]

I'm not sayin' it's bad.
whistlenotchirp: (Nobody listens to the conscience)

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-17 07:25 am (UTC)(link)
Uh-huh. Let me tell you something, Fiddleford. Something I told my good pal Pinoc' once.

[This might be a lie.]

Sit down and don't do anything stupid.

[It was 100% a lie.]
terribibble: (79 | anybody still online)

[personal profile] terribibble 2017-03-17 07:33 am (UTC)(link)
Rrright. Right.

[Yeah. Okay. He's just gonna -- yeah. Sit. Seat. Okay. Maybe with a seat between him and the cricket. Yeah. Good.

If Jiminy were a human man maybe he'd be angry right now at such a display of rudeness, but getting told off by a talking cricket is enough to hush him up.

He watches the movie in silence for all of five minutes before he says:]

Sorry. For bein' rude.
whistlenotchirp: (This cricket's ready to talk you down)

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-17 07:35 am (UTC)(link)
[Ugh. Don't make him feel bad, he's the conscience here.]

Consider it a free lesson from your conscience and don't worry a thing about it.
terribibble: (32 | they tried to make a good head)

[personal profile] terribibble 2017-03-17 07:47 am (UTC)(link)
[Yeah, well. Fiddleford had a short-lived gig as Ford Pines' conscience so it's a skill he's got too. The issue is the Ford was much more shitty and stubborn than Pinocchio, and also he never had to spend any time in a whale. It would've fixed him up good probably.]

My... conscience?
whistlenotchirp: (Default)

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-17 07:52 am (UTC)(link)
[Jiminy Cricket, known braggart, takes this opportunity to fish his fancy little badge out of his jacket.]

Yep. Official Conscience, right here.
terribibble: (7 | his face looks like a big ol bean)

[personal profile] terribibble 2017-03-18 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
Y'know I suppose if a cricket had to have a job that's about as good of one as any. A conscience is somethin' we need here more than most things.

[What with... y'know. The murders and all.]
whistlenotchirp: (Default)

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-18 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
I like to think I'm pretty good one at that. Certified by the Blue Fairy herself.
verygoodadvice: (pic#11070514)

formal ball

[personal profile] verygoodadvice 2017-03-17 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
I must say, Jiminy, you look perfectly handsome tonight!

[alice doesn't really have any problems talking to jiminy, unlike some banjo-playing hillbillies here. he's a talking animal, and an incredibly well-behaved one, at that. nothing like that dreary old cheshire cat.]

Certainly an outfit befitting of a ball, at least.
terribibble: (72 | his pockets are full of gravy)

not here

[personal profile] terribibble 2017-03-17 07:22 am (UTC)(link)
verygoodadvice: (pic#11070504)

Re: not here

[personal profile] verygoodadvice 2017-03-18 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[excuse me who are you]
whistlenotchirp: (Impressed as impressed can be)

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-17 07:32 am (UTC)(link)
[He likes Alice. Alice is a good, proper kid and, most importantly, strokes his ego. He puffs up a little, fluffing his jacket.]

Why thank you! It's a swell thing to hear. You're certainly looking fitting as well!
verygoodadvice: (pic#11070505)

[personal profile] verygoodadvice 2017-03-18 03:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[jiminy u egotistical turdbucket]

Well, thank you! I certainly did try to make myself look proper for such an occasion.
whistlenotchirp: (Don't be swayed by bad advice)

[personal profile] whistlenotchirp 2017-03-19 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
Might as well look spiffy while we're here, I wager. And if we're all social with the right sort, we should be all safe and sound.