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Camp Circe. {cc}

Camp Circe. {cc}

Created in 2013 by fleetingfanfan.
 

"The sea has seen you safely to my arms. Rest here. Fear not. You are home." - Circe
 
Somewhere
Between sea and horizon,
There exists an island,
Home to a Witch Goddess,
And to many more Demi-Goddesses.
 
Aeaea, it's called,
A training ground- much more, a Haven for countless Daughters of the gods over centuries of mortal time.
 
Other such "Havens,"
Sullied by the sons of the gods,
Have seen ruin and end,
Have fallen once for every Daughter that has called Aeaea her home.
But Aeaea,
Eternal Aeaea,
 
Remains.
 

+ This group is based upon Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books. +
 

WELCOME TO CAMP CIRCE!
Her Incomparable Highness Circe wishes to welcome each and every one of her demi-goddesses back to camp! She hopes that our island's shores find you well {and with all of your limbs}.
 
Take a guided tour with our Activities Director: http://www.polyvore.com/totally_rad_guide_to_circes/collection?id=2483211
 
CAMP SIGN-UP {audition information}:
 
- IF YOU ARE A RETURNING CAMPER, READ HERE:
 
As an original member, you DO NOT have to audition. You're welcome back as soon as you put a set complete with your camper's UPDATED bio into the group {camper should age by one year}.
 
**Note: If your camper is now over 18, that's completely fine.
 
- IF YOU ARE NEW TO CAMP, READ HERE:
 
This year, we have pre-made bios found here: http://www.polyvore.com/cuz_know_place_where_sun/set?id=196214177
Choose one of the bios and create an audition set including a story!
 
Optional: playlist, wardrobe collection, facts, and/or moodboard
 
Assuming we have enough members to do so, once the audition contest is up, please be sure to submit your audition set to the contest!
 
**Any questions, please contact a mod.**
 
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May 2015 events: http://www.polyvore.com/cc_2015_events_cc/set?id=157215891
May 2016 events: http://www.polyvore.com/camp_circe_2016_events_cc/set?id=197384290
 
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CABINS:
 
General Cabin Information: http://www.polyvore.com/cabin_living_other_stuff_to/collection?id=2526463
 
Cabin 1 - http://www.polyvore.com/out_on_road_today_saw/set?id=153591425
 
Cabin 2 - http://www.polyvore.com/you_may_find_yourself_in/set?id=153712776
 
Cabin 3 - http://www.polyvore.com/youre_bed_sheets_covered_with/set?id=153464254
 
Cabin 4 - http://www.polyvore.com/well_never_feel_bad_anymore/set?id=153614889
 
Cabin 5 - http://www.polyvore.com/some_people_say_that_theres/set?id=153694913
 
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TAG LIST:
 
Cabin 1 @vampirkaninchen
Cabin 2 @semper-eadem @e-ureka @thesophiespectrum @pommepadour
Cabin 3 @ducktape
Cabin 4 @fleetingfanfan @elissawhostood
Cabin 5 @noceurs
Circe's PA @lilyracheled

Glaive, Devour. {gd}

Glaive, Devour. {gd}

Created 9/1/17.
 
+ This group is SAO-inspired. +
 

Eight months ago, life was a bit more ordinary. Dragons certainly had nothing to do with your daily routine, and you definitely never imagined that soon your everyday reality would entail life and death situations set against a virtual dreamscape—
 
Thanks to a twisted scientist named Andrew Widlore, the innovator behind NerveGear, your mind and the minds of thousands of other gamers are trapped inside of a fantasy MMORPG called Guild of Glaives.
 
Widlore {rather the apparition of Widlore that appeared in level one's sky eight months ago} explained that, in order to exit, all one hundred levels of the game must be beaten, but only one Guild {either Seelie or Unseelie} can escape. The losing Guild will be trapped forever- or at least, until their physical bodies give out.
To complicate matters further, Widlore confirmed that in-game death results in real-life death. And, in the beginning, many likely disappeared from your side because their loved-ones on the Outside didn't know that forcibly removing the NerveGear also meant death.
 
Widlore, now in hiding, suspects that both sides, fear and panic growing day by day, will eventually devour each other and no one will be left to clear, much less leave, the game.
 
You plan to prove him wrong.
 

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✥ Quick description ✥
 
[Eight months ago, over 10,000 players logged into the Guild of Glaives {GOG} mainframe, via VR NerveGear, for the first time only to discover that they could not log out.]
 
- People get trapped in a full-submersion online fantasy game called "Guild of Glaives".
 
- Dying in the game results in dying in the real world.
 
- Objective: Survive and beat the game's highest level to free everyone in your Guild {Seelie/Unseelie}. Losing Guild is trapped forever.
 

 
✥ Glossary ✥
 
-Beta testers-Players who were given the opportunity to view/play GOG in its closed beta. They are often accused of having an unfair advantage or of cheating.
-Caim-Home/safe territory. Ex. The Descend is Unseelie dominated, therefore, it is largely Unseelie caim.
-MMORPG-Massively multiplayer online role-playing game
-NerveGear-A helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain so that players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds.
-XP-experience points. Earned by completing levels, tasks, and side quests as well as discovering/collecting objects. The types of XP a player earns dictates their class while their XP in total is their overall score.
-VR-Virtual Reality
 

✥ Class Information ✥
 
King/Queen - Highest Scorers
There are only two players- each Seelie and Unseelie- who are given the title of King/Queen. These two are easily identifiable by the crown floating just above their heads {white for Seelie, black for Unseelie}. **Highest scorers tend to fluctuate, but for the past three months, they haven't budged. Spindle sees that her "seat" is well protected through force, while Throne, who is splendidly brilliant, cannot be easily surpassed by anyone in her Guild. That said, Inferna is close to closing the gap in their xp. Soon enough, there could be a new Flowering Queen.
 
Mages - High Magic XP and full mastery of a "religion"
This class is trained through one of the three academies on level 1, and through them, they specialise in a specific type of magic {or "religion"} - black {Unseelie}, white {Seelie}, or grey {either} - each with its own book of spells. Their Health depletes with the use of magic for combat, and therefore mages need lots of rest. It's not uncommon for them to pass out during skirmishes. Generally, mages are not effective at melee.
 
Knights - High Combat XP and semi- to full mastery of one of more weapons
The Knight class is the second largest class behind the Gardeners. Depending upon a Knight's Guild, they have a set of rules that they have pledged to uphold. The first, in both Guilds, is to support the King or Queen {which, they say, is a necessary rule in order to keep the Guild from descending into chaos}. Seelie Knights pledge to protect one another and others, especially Gardeners, as well as Seelie Caim, from, not just game enemies, but also Unseelie interlopers. Most Seelie Knights see themselves as something akin to a police force maintaining civility and order. On the other hand, Unseelie Knights pledge to protect each other and Caim, but they're very concerned with preserving their numbers for level 100 and would much rather you didn't drag them into anything needless. This cautiousness is the reason Unseelie {Withering} Knights outnumber Seelie {Flowering} Knights.
 
Rangers - High "Ghost" {Stealth} and Dexterity XP
This class prefers ranged weapons to melee combat and is mostly made up of quick-moving archers. They can also tame and/or train beasts.
 
Mage-Knights or "Witch-Knights" - High Magic XP and "religion" mastery + High Combat XP and full weapon mastery
The rarest and most difficult class to attain after King/Queen. Being skilled in spellwork as well as in combat and melee weaponry, Mage-Knights are an incomparable force in battle. Mage-Knights make up a small percentage of players in each of the two Guilds, and since they are elite among the other classes {something they're well aware of} and most have a fair amount of coin-wealth, they tend to keep to their own kind and pretend at nobility. Other weaker classes are, of course, looked down upon.
 
Healers - High Wisdom, Survival, and "Divinity" XP
Special Ability: The health levels of anyone standing near a Healer automatically regenerate. Healers are highly sought after by parties traveling up levels due to this special ability that can save lives in a dire situation. The trade-off is that Healers are extremely weak players and are easy to kill. Therefore, parties with Healers in them make sure to keep them protected in combat situations. Some Healers collect a commission for pledging to accompany a party up levels. **Seelie-heavy class
 
Rogues - Usually High to Middling Deception, "Collecting" {Thieving}, or Persuasion XP Combined w/ High "Ghost" XP
The rambunctious Rogue class is generally made up of unruly players who are largely uninterested in the bigger picture {i.e. working to escape GOG} and expend much of their focus on gaining coin {usually in a criminal capacity} and just having fun. Also known as the "Thief Class", the Rogue types like to group together in gangs and target the more insufferable, coin-rich Mage-Knights. **Unseelie-heavy class.
 
"Gardeners" - Low All-Around XP
Unlike every other class, Gardeners, who do not engage {i.e. earn xp} in the game, are unmarked. They tend to be really young children, pacifists, and/or those who feel incapable of handling a possibly lethal jaunt across fairy land. Gardeners are highly concentrated on the lower and safer levels.
 

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✥ Important NPC {non-playables} ✥
[ L O A D I N G... ]
 
✥ Map {levels and locations} ✥
http://www.polyvore.com/flowring_withring_gd/set?id=215608917
 
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✥ AUDITION INFORMATION ✥
 
CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER:
Seelie - http://www.polyvore.com/shining_throne_gd/set?id=216071149
Unseelie - http://www.polyvore.com/withering_host_gd/set?id=216071240
 
Choose one of the mini bios and create an audition set including a story.
 
Bio Form:
 
[NAME, AGE]
GUILD: {seelie or unseelie}
CLASS: {king/queen, knight, healer, etc.}
ABOUT: {expand given info to create bio}
F/C:
TAKEN BY:
 
LIKES:
DISLIKES:
 
[STORY]
 
Optional: INVENTORY COLLECTION {weapons, equipment, treasure, armour/clothing, potions, etc.}, PLAYLIST, FACTS, and/or MOODBOARD
 
TOP THREE CHOICES
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** Stat Card Template: http://www.polyvore.com/player_stat_card_gd/template?id=1197650 **
 
PLAYER STAT CARD:
STRENGTH: 1-10
DEFENCE: 1-10
CHARISMA: 1-10
PSYCHE: 1-10
WILLPOWER: 1-10
CAUTIOUSNESS: 1-10
AGILITY: 1-10
ENDURANCE: 1-10
INTELLIGENCE: 1-10
LUCK: 1-10
 
{**Obviously, don't go through and give your character straight 10's.}
 

Assuming we have enough members to do so, once the audition contest is up, please be sure to submit your audition set to the contest!

**Any questions, please contact @fleetingfanfan.**

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May 2017 events:
 
**EX. EVENT just so you can see how the stat card is useful. ^^
 
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To impede Seelie progress through the levels, Spindle has placed a blockade of Withering Knights outside the entrance of level 39 indefinitely. Meanwhile, she and her own entourage are figuring their way around the 40th level's boss--a massive three headed dragon that's proving indestructible. For now, 40 is a veritable war zone. Her blockade has been cutting down any Seelie to approach the entrance for almost a full week, prompting a lethal offensive by Seelie leaders and small, powerful bands of Flowering Knights. The battle is ongoing. Elsewhere, in the more densely populated levels, news of the level 39 clashes have set off numerous Seelie-Unseelie skirmishes. Whether you're in the thick of it in the upper levels or holding down the lower level caims, don't you have at least one bone to pick? One pretty face to ruin?
⋆STRENGTH 6 and over: You win your fight.
⋆STRENGTH 5 and under: You lose your fight. {Note: If your LUCK is 7+ you can still win.}
 
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TAG LIST:
Seelie-
Unseelie- @fleetingfanfan

{{The Bus-Verse}}

{{The Bus-Verse}}

~This is a private alternate universe.~
 
There is a bus. An ever-changing bus. A magical bus. This bus, nicknamed the Big Bad Bus, this bus has the ability to travel through time and space, to other planets, alternate universes. It can go anywhere and do anything.
 
The Big Bad Bus appears normal, until you walk into it. The inside is significantly larger than you would even begin to fathom from looking at it's shell. It contains five rooms, a living area, a kitchen, and a dining room. And, of course, two bathrooms. AND a large indoor greenhouse. The entire bus is decorated with lush textiles, vibrantly coloured furs, and gorgeous antique furniture. This bus is magical though, so there are always random rooms popping up here and there.
 
On this bus, there dwells a family of girls. The bus is the center of their adventures. Their imaginations taking them wherever they wish. And together, these girls fulfill their greatest and wildest dreams.
 
{{The Bus-Mates}}
 
Trip
{{The Artist}}
Age - 24
Birthday - March 31st
From - Northern Ontario, Canada
Style- Very edgy vintage with a romantic twist.
Icon- Tank Girl, Bettie Page, Marianne Engel
Likes - Big band music, glitter, art, comic books, tattoos, horror movies, books.
Dislikes - Ignorance, rudeness, frat boys, fake tans.
Background - Born with magical shifting tattoos deep in the wilderness, Trip was raised by a pack of wolves. They weren't just any wolves. This group of wolves was known around the entire world. Some wondered if they even existed, a mysterious pack of wolves who could communicate with their minds and speak to the dead. Needless to say, Trip had an unusual childhood. When she was sixteen, Trip ventured a little too far from her wolf family and was discovered by a group of people. These people were in awe of the wild girl with the colourful skin. They lured her into their way of living, taking her to travel with their carnival. During this time Trip would not only witness the cruelty of humanity, but their loveliness as well. Trip mostly kept to herself, painting what she observed around her. She would occasionally make a friend, but none would ever stay. Eventually, growing sick of the freak show, Trip would run away. Upon luck she would come across Duckie and Princess. And the threesome would soon purchase the bus.
Suggested Model :: Natalie Dormer
 
Duckie
{{The Musical Genius.}}
Age-18
Birthday-February 3rd
From-San Francisco, California
Style-Grungey prep-school girl, rock and roll nerd. Has a remarkable ability to make tacky old things look fashionable. Also suffers from a case of style Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Icon-Agent Dana Scully, Buffy, Francesca Lia Block, Rod Serling, and Catwoman.
Likes-Science fiction, the 1970s, art museums, Halloween, Disneyland, wedge platforms, shrimp tacos, cartoons, late summer, late 90s clothing and films, lots and lots of caffeine, and pretty boys with weird hair.
Dislikes – Posers, conservatives, homophobes, people who don’t like to read, the typical teenager, Will Farrel movies, snails, and fake boobies.
Background-Ducky had a long and perilous jounrey out of the desert of which she used to call home, and ran away as soon as possible for a better future in a fog-covered city built by some genius who thought walking and driving up many hills would be a hoot. She met Trip and Princess right around the time her dream of becoming master characture street artist ran thin and right before she was thinking of taking up stripping to pay the bills [and fund her potentially life-threatening caffeine addiction.]; which was certainly a good thing. The three of them headed off on their journy when they procured the bus, and together their awesomeness was too much for one city [or time period or universe] to handle and began to have seriously kick ass adventures, and met more seriously kick ass girls. But we know all that. This is about the Duck. And Ducky is the one on the bus who controls the radio and the super-awesome-stereo-system she instaled with an iron fist, but in such a lovably amusing way no one dares stay mad at her too long even when she thinks several hours of death metal is a good idea [but that’s almost always brought on by bad moods, and is completely understandable.]. She tends to be quite easy going otherwise, and avoids conflict that doesn’t directly involve herself, deciding instead that lots of empowerment dancing is always the answer. She has a terrible weakness for expensive clothing and strange food, and will make the girls stop in all the most exotic places until she finds that one thing that’s she’s meant to have. Ducky tends to idenitfy more with being six, and stays on the bus because she knows if she leaves it, she’ll have to grow up. Until then, you’ll find her watching movies with Trip, learning how to sew with Sempe. She’s still looking for signs of other life in the universe, and attempting to write teen fiction best seller, but not in that order.
Suggested Model :: Jennifer Lawrence
 
Princess
{{The Tree-Hugger}}
Age -21
Birthday - May 18th
From - Generic Suburbia, the Midwest
Style- Tim Burton x Sailor Moon with a double-shot of glitter and spikes.
Icon- Lady Gaga, Emilie Autumn, Gwen Stefani, Molly Ringwald
Likes - music, video games, sociology, junk food, blogs, boys, sleeping, puppies, comedy
Dislikes - country music, ignorance, math, theology, gory stuff, gender norms
Background - Don't let the frills fool you. Princess is far from the typical Alpha B*tch blonde with expensive taste. In fact, quite the opposite; underneath the pink sequins lies a jaded academic, a sweetheart with a sharp wit, and a surprisingly "chillax, bro" attitude. In fact, she may be the most bro-tastic of the busmates. She's a hardcore nerd, an expert on plants, and hates getting out of bed. Princess was born of privilege, but never felt like she belonged there. She much preferred to play outside in public parks rather than mingle with high society in stuffy ballrooms. She was often reprimanded for dyeing her hair obscene colors and buying snacks at the gas station at the corner of town. Although it was explicitly forbidden, Princess would make at least one visit a week to the pumps and stock up on as much candy as she could find. It was here when a sketchy figure threw her the keys to an old Volkswagen bus. At first it didn't seem like much, though over time Princess realized her new ride was anything but scrap metal. It was a garden. It was a library. It was a home. Princess ditched her fancy digs and moved right in, setting off to wander aimlessly through the world. Eventually her paths crossed with a tattooed beauty and a sunny California girl, and they became the best of friends. Together they journeyed in search of adventure. They would later make many new friends and together they became the Busmates. As a home requires tender care, Princess took on the role of gardener, and cultivated the greenhouse into their private Eden, as well as a safe place for the many animal companions the girls adopted. No stop is complete without finding more flowers to grow. Princess also insists on scoping out the menfolk, in hopes of finding that elusive perfect match (for at least an evening!)
Suggested Model :: Emma Stone
 
Semper
{{The Dressmaker.}}
Age – 22
Birthday – November 22nd
From – Atlantic Canada, reportedly.
Style – Gothic/steampunk time traveller with a healthy dose of rock’n’ roll.
Icon – The Doctor, Gerard and Mikey Way, David Bowie, and a little bit of Wednesday Addams.
Likes – books, tea, whatever music she’s currently listening to, science fiction/dystopian/ historical fictio/fantasy, films that capture her imagination, classical history, and art.
Dislikes – ignorance, social lemmings, improper grammar, pretentious peers, and most teenagers. Clearly the exceptions to the rule are those she knows and loves.
Background – Born in the high Victorian period, a time of dirigibles and steam-powered trains, Semper was the precocious offspring of a much celebrated craftsman and an alchemist. She spent a great deal of time with her nose stuck in a book – and still does – but eventually joined a league of time travellers by the time she entered university. It was there that she found a passion for passing through different dimensions of time and travelling to distant lands of history at push of a button, pull of a trigger, and twist of a thingamabob. It was there that her love of fashion began – Semper began to create accounts of all the different styles she saw, trying to recreate them from memory and commit them to paper. It was on one of her journeys that her time travelling dirigible encountered a storm which caused Semper’s ship to malfunction, thus depositing her in the year 2011. She fell from the sky into the far reaches of Canada, much to her dismay, where she was unable to fix her ship due to her lack of knowledge in the areas of time travel machinery, other than basic maintenance. Stranded in a strange time and place, and knowing that she had no foreseeable way to return to her own home, Semper sold her broken dirigible to a group of steampunk enthusiasts (whom she accidentally mistook for her rescuers) and began to travel the normal way – by hiding on freight trains. Eventually and happily, Semper was picked up by Duckie, Trip, and Princess on the Big Bad Bus, where she settled in contentedly with teetering stacks of books and tea cups. She now makes clothing upon request (and spontaneously as well) for the other girls and has adapted very eagerly to modern things, especially music.
Suggested Model :: Olivia Thirlby
 
Lady
{{ The Sweetheart }}
Age : 17
Birthday : October the 4th
From : San Juan , Puerto Rico
Style : Exceptionally simple ; Always wearing a kick-ass pair of boots.
Icons : Queen Elizabeth I , V , Jane Austen ;
Likes : Witchcraft , intelligent debates , the circus , tea parties , zombies , superheroes ;
Dislikes : immatureness , the new vision of vampires as sparkly buffoons , Ignorance , Chaos ;
Background : On the outskirts of a small coastal town, was about a beautiful beach ; with white sands and clear blue waters , it was a sight to behold. But what made this beach unique ,was the Victorian-era turret tower that spiked through the mounds of sand , an incredible building that didn't fit in well with its surroundings. Dark and cold as the stones of the tower was the night two lovers hid away their unplanned child in this magic tower , for lack of a worse fate. Imprisoned for most of her life in the tower , Lady grew up accustomed to its eerie silence , and fleeting shadows . She thought herself the arts of dance , and took up reading , for she discovered a wall filled with hundreds of books . But such came the night where her knack for curiosity got the best of her , and she gave hunt to a glittering blue feather , finding her way outside the tower , but finding there was no way in again. Sadden by the loss of the only home she had always known, she headed to the forest. Soon enough , she took aid from a band of bandits , who taught her the skills of sword fighting and pistol swinging while performing musical numbers . Her time with the bandits , who called themselves ' les misarbles ' , came to an abrupt end when she saw the city of lights before her eyes. Lost , was she , to the bright lights and electro beats that came pulsating from the city. Over the course of time , she felt estranged to the modern world , and sad was she again. As she wondered the train station at midnight , she felt the walls rumble , and with the ruble came a big colorful bus into her view . The door swung open , and a girl with shimmering hair offered her hand to Lady , which she took rather quickly. She found herself then surrounded by the most fascinating and magnificent group of girls she has ever encountered . As a bus-mate , Lady relishes every moment she spends in the bus. Very much like the Chesquire cat , Lady appears when other fellow bus-mates are sad or in need of a comforting shoulder.
Suggested Model :: Rooney Mara
 
Fanfan
{{The Story-Teller}}
Age – 20
Birthday – 5 March
From – Bordeaux, France
Style – Marie Antoinette, garden tea party, 18th century lady with a modern-twist couture (basically anything ridiculous and cupcake-like)
Icons – Audrey Hepburn, J.K. Rowling, and Clémence Poésy
Likes – old movies, books, used bookstores, writing, reading, red velvet cake, tea, pugs, orchids, gardens, owls, foxes, Louis Garrel, anything velvet, Greek mythology
Dislikes – spiders and hotels
Background – Fanfan is the issue of a beautiful Celtic queen and Dionysus himself. Red Bordeaux wine courses through her veins the way blood does in others. All of her life, she has lived around sprawling vinyards, wineries, marbled fountains, and stately architecture. To fresh eyes, her home in Margaux was Eden, but to Fanfan, it was merely a starting point for a much larger journey. From the earliest moments Fanfan can recall, she has been weaving tales of inane fantasy. Her mind reels with fantastical possibilites each and every day, and her fingers itch to record them on...well, anything, including her own skin (in the absence of paper). She once even wrote a small sentence on the headboard of her bed since there wasn't any notebook paper nearby. It read:
"Après moi, le déluge." - Louis XV
A quote she now bears on the back of her neck as a constant reminder to herself (and anyone behind her) that she was an idiot, self-important sixteen year old.
From home to boarding school, from boarding school to uni, there has only ever been one place Fanfan's ever felt truly known for who she is, and that is amongst her companions on the bus - and her faithful travelling pug-companion, Clopin, of course. From time to time, Fanfan can be caught writing manically on anything in sight (including people and even the bus itself). Try to forgive her. She's a touch mad, you know.
Suggested Model :: Lea Seydoux
 
BC
{{The Magician}}
Age – 17
Birthday – 13 May
From – Virginia, United States
Style – Fairytale couture
Icons – Sylvia Plath, Emilie Autumn, Kate Winslet
Likes – books, books, books, birds, poetry, libraries, museums, music, opera, Ophelia, the Lady of Shalott, the Victorian Era, Earl Grey tea with cream and no sugar, oyster crackers, poetry, historical dramas, Shakespeare, Sondheim, and Sherlock Holmes
Dislikes – the 21st Century
Background – Miss Bluestocking was a changeling child, a fairy left in the cradle of a stolen mortal child. Her adoptive parents, a pair of players living life upon the wicked stage, never knew their little girl, whose first role of note was a little fae in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the age of five, really was the fairy princess she loved to pretend to be. Because of her innate oddity and rather snarky tendencies, BC never quite fit in with other children in school, preferring the company of her whole host of imaginary friends to corporeal playmates. As she grew, those daydream companions also matured, turning from a lonely little girl’s refuge to the cast of characters of her writings…from wayward Bluestockings to Arabian storytellers, from former supervillains to Arthurian sorceresses. One evening, whilst celebrating her seventeenth birthday in France with her dear friend Fanfan, the pair found themselves being chased through the streets of Paris by a lovesick fellow called Richard Armitage who was determined to kidnap the little sorceress and have her for his bride, not to mention swarms of Plague Rats who wished to see if Bluestocking’s wings were real {Author’s Note; They’re quite real, indeed, and change color based upon her current temperament!}. The duo took refuge in the first place they could find…a certain magical, time travelling bus, where they were honored to be invited to join the company of lovely, brilliant young women who resided upon it on their magical adventures.
Like every young fairytale maiden, BC has yet to experience her first kiss. Ever a hopeless romantic, she intends to bestow that magical favor only upon her One True Love…and until this intellectual prince amongst men arrives, she’s content to sing love songs to a nameless Someone…and turn many brash young lads into frogs for being far too fresh.
Suggested Model :: Saoirse Ronan
 
Vampy
{{The Seance Master.}}
Age – 20
Birthday – February 7
From – Ruhrpott, Germany
Style – Rock’n’Roll/ Rockabilly, sometimes with a steampunk or circus-esque twist.
Icon – Gerard Way, Emily Bronte and Terry Pratchett.
Likes –.rock, folk punk and indie music, festivals and concerts, cats, books, imagination, hair dye, chocolate, design, foreign languages.
Dislikes – collective social dumbness, stereotypes, rudeness, injustice.
Background – Vampy grew up among the enormously rich cultural inheritance of an area formerly famous for its coal and steel industry, commonly known as the Ruhrgebiet, and tenderly referred to by its townsfolk as the ‘Pott’. But the coal dust in the air has long gone, as have the pitmen, and the shaft towers and coal mines now serve as the picturesque setting for countless museums of various interests, clubs, and concert halls.
And that, my friends, was quite a blessing, for Vampy never feels so alive as when the bass is humming in her chest and her heartbeat falls in line with the rhythm. The girl could be your average rock and roll kid whose best friend’s name is Chuck Taylor- which is actually the case- were it not for her love for reading. Had she not loved burying her nose in Blyton, Christie, Brontë, Pratchett and Austen from such an early age on, she might have stood a chance to belong to the intellectual goth guys, scraggy emo kids, or tattoo-sleeved rockabillies she admired so much. But alas, it was her destiny to remain the girl with a list of favourite bands longer than the Great Wall of China- none of which her friends knew a name of.
One night, on the way home from a venue, when Vampy was all shaky legs, ringing ears and dizzy happiness, a mysterious bus halted in front of her, and, having one of her very spontaneous moments, she simply hopped on. Looking back, this was the second best decision she ever made (right after er spur-of-the-moment buy of My Chem’s ‘Revenge’ album), because she now lives among girls that Really Understand Her.
It is here that Vampy finally found a use for her skills with the supernatural- for what it’s worth. Pretty Batcave, isn’t it?
After a night spent screaming her lungs out in the front row, she feels, there is no such thing as to bury her face and fingers in the fur of a purring cat, namely her pet tiger Mercutio.
Suggested Model :: Bella Heathcote
 
Marzi
{{The Inventor}}
Age - 19
Birthday – September 27
From – San Diego, California, U.S.A. / Deadly Desert, Outskirts of Oz
Style- Cowboiz 4 Lyf: Punk-Rock High Plains Drifter with ladylike touches
Icon- The Man with No Name, Joey Ramone, Morticia Addams, Johnny Cash, and a little Dorothy Gale
Likes – Coffee, westerns, rock music, leopard print, Cryptozoology, leather, skulls, denim shirts, Christian iconography, art, fairytales, knitting, ghosts, bears, Americana, eyeliner, Indian food, Mickey Mouse, morticians, all things Devil
Dislikes – Weak coffee, early mornings, the sound of Styrofoam, obnoxious drunks, humidity, general foolishness
Background – Marzi was raised in the Deadly Desert, to the east of Oz. Her father was an inventor, a former citizen of Oz, sentenced to die of exposure in the desert because of his controversial inventions and forbidden relations with, and scandalous impregnation of, the youngest princess of Ev. The princess, Marzi’s mother, was sentenced to die beside her commoner lover. Neither kingdoms could anticipate the results. With only a handful of tools, a few scraps of metal, and the Princess’s magic, the couple was able to fabricate a man-made oasis in the middle of the Deadly Desert. They lived happily for some time, until the princess died in childbirth of her only daughter. From that point on, Marzi’s father spent every moment trying to invent a process to re-animate his beautiful wife, who was stored in a glass coffin in the middle of the lake. Marzi had a happy, if not lonely, childhood; her only friends were the automatons she became quite adept at creating. One day, while trawling the desert sands for scrap metal, a dust storm swept the 16-year-old Marzi up and dropped her directly in front of the most amazing thing she had ever seen—the Pacific Ocean. Since that fateful accident, Marzi has spent her days thumbing rides through the American Southwest (an absolute frozen wasteland compared to her hometown) and her nights working on minor inventions. Mere weeks before her twentieth birthday, Marzi was picked up by the girls of the Big Bad Bus. If she thought America was a big change of pace, then she was surely in for a surprise. She has slowly begun to make 'adjustments' to the BBB, including several fold-out espresso machines, a hydroponic greenhouse, and, unsurprisingly, several robot butlers.
Suggested Model :: Bambi Northwood Blythe
 
Lauren
{{The Collector}}
Age: 24
Birthday: 20th April
From: The land of Tea and crumpets.
Style: Vintage Feminine with a hard edge.
Icon: Anne Boleyn, James Dean, Florence Welch, the Tenth Doctor.
Likes: Vinyl records, first edition books, old cameras, 1920's fashion, religious iconography, Deer, sci fi/fantasy/supernatural, tattoos and sherbet Lemons.
Dislikes: Cynics, fakery, gossip magazines, lip syncing, heatwaves and whistling.
Background: Born in the 16th Century during the reign of Henry VIII, Lauren was just 19 when she was accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake This was just the beginning of her corporeal existence. 10 more reincarnations followed over the next few centuries. Some she is able to recall in great detail as if it only happened last Tuesday. Others are more elusive. Every now and then she'll be sifting through nik naks at an antique fair or thumbing the pages of a novel in a used book shop and a strange sensation, not unlike deja vu, will vibrate throughout her veins and a part memory will come back. What ever she is holding when this happens she will buy to keep as a link to one of her former lives. Her most recent form began in the late eighties and had been her most boring to date. That was until a couple of weeks ago when she was looking at a first edition copy of Wuthering Heights on a Market in London when a small card fell to the floor. On it was a number and the word "Serendipity." Feeling curious she rang the number and as if by magic a bus appeared out of nowhere beside the Telephone box she was calling from. The door opened and in a split second Lauren did what any sane person would do when being faced with a strange, magical, seemingly telepathic bus. She got on......
Suggested model : Marion Cotillard
 
Ash
{{The Tightrope Walker}}
Age: 22
Birthday: June 16
From: Somewhere between the Midwest and the South.
Style: Eclectic, a balance between classic and quirky, and of dark and light.
Icon: The Doctor, Lucille Ball, Anya Jenkins, Chuck Palahniuk
Likes: reading, wrestling (watching, not doing), music, wild flowers, pears, sweets, cleaning, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, history, animals, the smell of men, goose bumps, design, capes, blankets, occasionally speaking with a Russian accent
Dislikes: small talk, cooking, repetitive noises, obnoxiously loud people, folding laundry, hats
Background: Born on the edge of the wilderness and raised by her wild parents and civilized grandparents. Her childhood was a constant push and pull between the stability her grandparents offered her, and the absolute freedom her parents unintentionally gave. Unfortunately, she could never decided which side she preferred best. And because of this, Ash constantly walks a fine line between needing absolute control and losing it altogether. When she became of age and grew tired of constant tugging in different directions, she took off on her own. She wandered aimlessly, occasionally making a friend or speaking with people she thought she once knew, in a past life she wasn't even sure she had. She learned to play many different instruments. Although she's not very good at any of them, she likes to pretend that she is. Traveling from one extraordinary place to the next became her only constant. Walking on the Great Wall, riding on the Trans-Siberian Railway, paying a visit to Dracula's castle, exploring the Valley of the Kings, and many other places. Until one very late night or very early morning, depending on your perspective, she was passing through Cardiff when she was almost run over by a bus. When it came to a screeching halt a girl stuck her head out the window and told Ash to get in. She stood still for a moment, then very calmly asked if the bus was bigger on the inside. The girl said yes, and Ash didn't think twice before she hopped on. Once inside she realized it was the most extraordinary place she'd seen yet and couldn't wait for where the bus and the other girls would lead her next.
Suggested Model :: Lana Del Rey
 
Jude
{{ The Performer }}
Age: 21
Birthday: July 14
From: Woodstock and Broadway
style: Thrift store gypsy grunge, 1920's counterculture, and overly flamboyant menswear.
Icon: Janis Joplin, Buddy Holly, Sally Bowles, Fanny Brice, Shakespeare, and Mark Cohen.
Likes: Dimly Lit stages, breaking the gender binary, long forgotten poems, mud fights, green rooms, scotch, The Moulin Rouge, Don Hill's, worn out scripts, and tattoos with meaning.
Dislikes: rap music, the tea party, the Berlin Wall, existentialists, groupies, and snow.
Bacgkround: Jude is from many places, and he's not quite sure exactly what order they occurred. He does know he was one of the infamous Woodstock babies, born in a field of music, mud, and madness. From there the past gets hazy. At some point he was a backup Dancer at the kit Kat Club and had a brief affair with the MC. And somewhere between between being a Ziegfeld boy and performing at the Globe, he had a brief stint as a bartender at the Moulin Rouge. The thing that really sticks out about Hannah though is that she is a shape shifter of sorts. Jude is he randomly changes from male to female( helpful in some cases, problematic in other). Don't worry about offending Jude though, he'll happily tell you his current gender if you just ask. Jude also is in posesion of Marry Poppins magic bag, though nobody is quite sure how he got it. Jude is rather new to the bus, and found the girls when they were stagedooring at a production of Antony and Cleopatra( he was Antony). Since joining the bus everything has been looking up,and he is constantly grateful to have found such amazing friends.
Suggested Model: Casey Legler
 

Allee
{{The Lost Girl}}
Age - 19
Birthday – November 11th
From – Baltimore, Maryland / Neverland.
Style- Little girl with a touch of the dark; Vintage everything; Cardigans and round collared dresses; old man sweaters and torn tights; mary-janes and combat boots; rockabilly lolita.
Icon - Disney princesses, Sailor Moon, Wednesday Addams, Joan Of Arc.
Likes – books, fairytales, chocolate milk, gingers, cartoons, history, tacky jewelry, animals, pretty boys, videogames, feminism, circuses, baking, mythology.
Dislikes – Bad grammar, rudeness, humidity, sexists, homophobes, bigots.
Background – Allee doesn't remember exactly how she ended up in Neverland, but she knows that she spent what felt like years there. She can vaguely recalls fighting pirates with Peter and the Lost Boys, the sound of mermaids singing, dancing with Indians by a bonfire. She would still be there to this day, she thinks, if she hadn't flown to high and gotten thrown back to Earth. She woke up face-first in her backyard in Maryland, her mouth full of grass and her head killing her. As she collected her wits, she heard her mother calling her for dinner. She had spent what felt like a lifetime in Neverland, and not even a day had passed back on Earth. The only proof that her adventures were real was the strange creature sitting beside her, which she later learned was a Neverland versipellis - a shapeshifting creature who can transform itself into any animal. She named her Holiday. Allee is now 19 and (even though she still gets mistaken for 12 on a daily basis, something about the Neverland magic has slowed down her aging process) has left home for the first time, and is on the search for magic like the kind she remembers from her childhood. With Holiday at her side, the two of them began to travel the world. One fateful day an unusual bus pulled up beside her, and a group of girls peeped out their heads. They offered to take Allee as far as she wanted to go, and the rest is history. Allee is constantly being amazing by the Big Bad Bus and tries to do her part to help the girls out. She is a master of cracking riddles and anything to do with literature, and brought with her a massive collection of books. She has a big sweet tooth and an endless supply of chocolate that she shares. Animals also seem to love her, and she likes to consider herself Snow White reincarnate.
Suggested Model :: Lily Collins
 

 
**Feel free to use any of the girls in your stories, or even to write stories for them. It's free reign. Anything goes. It doesn't have to make any sense whatsoever. Actually, it's much more fun if it doesn't make sense.**
 
November / December Calendar :: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=39375203
 
The Men :: http://www.polyvore.com/busverse_lovers/collection?id=1128301
 
Have fun.

NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016

THE DIRECTORY
 
Here's a list of our NaNo accounts: http://www.polyvore.com/participating_in_nanowrimo_this_year/set?id=178350354
 

 
THE CHALLENGE:
 
I am sure you all have tons of ideas for NaNo, but if you want to share things or are looking to get ideas or inspiration, or would like to develop an aspect of your story by making a set about it (which often helps me get unstuck), here’s a list of ideas (which everyone is highly welcome to expand!!!!! ;))
Feel free to explain as much or as little as you like!
 
- Tell us about your idea: What is is, where did it come from?
- What genre would you call your story? Queer space romance? Dieselpunk Western opera? Biopunk Time travel noir? Renaissance dystopia superheroes? Tell us!
- Introduce your characters! (Obvs you can do this in as many sets as you like) who are they, what are their names, what do they do? What do you like or not like about them?
- Give an idea of your setting(s): Is it a real place? Fantastical? Spooky? Is it Renaissance Germany? Futuristic Bangkok? What feelings, ideas, etc do you associate with it? What time(s) is your story set in?
- Share your NaNo playlist! What songs inspire you? If your story was a movie, what would its soundtrack be?
- If your story had one theme song, what would it be? Bonus: Imagine this song was playing during your storie's movie trailer: What does that trailer look like?
- Talk about your antagonist: Is it a person? A force of nature? A genetically-enhanced poodle? An eco-terrorist? A cyborg doppelgänger Cinderella ? What is their motivation?
- Explain your title, if you have one!
- Is there one quote that inspires you or sums up the core of your story? Tell us about it and why it inspires you.
- Theme: Do you have one? What do you think your story will ultimately about? The impossibility do get decent cheese in space? The meaninglessness of life itself and robotic relationships especially? The questions whether or not cows are philosophic? Tell us!
- Spoiler us: What is the big twist coming to surprise all characters and readers? Is the friendly miller’s wife really an alien spy? Did your main character actually eat all the soylent green cookies and is transforming into a cannibalisitc superhuman? Was it the preacher’s dog who murdered the major by accident? Do your characters suspect anything?
- Deaths: Who is going to die in your story? Is it 500 Pro-Marsian invaders, two prized pet turtles, a main character?
- On a happier note: Food! Talk to us about food in your novel: Are there futuristic coffee shops in cyber-Bangkok or are absinthe infusions all the rage? Is your character’s vegan bff really a robot spy? How did your pirate crew stumble upon that sushi place? So many questions!
- More inspiration: Found a pep talk you think is amazing? Share it!
- Moodboards: need to try out if Pushing Daisies and steampunk really go together? Want to see what happens when Greek mythology meets decopunk noir? Trying to combine Mayan shapeshifters and romantic comedy? Imagining Red Riding Hood on a military space base? Share ALL your inspo boards!
- Got stuck? Need ideas? Explain your dilemma and let us rush to the rescue!
 

 
AND…
Introducing the PLOT BUNNY EXCHANGE option:
- Do you have cool ideas you can’t use this year, but that you don’t want to go to waste? Share them! If you would like to give them up for adoption, tell us, so a fellow NaNoer might use your idea instead!
 

 
Have fun! Let's get writing! ♥

Fashion Bloggers Beauties

Fashion Bloggers Beauties

Soon to become a fashion battle group.
Auditions Are: Open (✘) Closed ()
http://www.polyvore.com/top_fashion_blogger_beauties_battle/template?id=1196492
 
Welcome to Top Fashion Bloggers Beauties!
Vogue NY is hosting a competition to find the next top icon for the fashion industry. After auditioning the world top bloggers the top 30 were picked to the ground battle. During the competition, contestants will have to demonstrate their exquisite fashion taste in different styling challenges. Our handpicked selection of fashion bloggers will face the most difficult and diverse contests from creating a perfect party look, to an ideal vacation outfit, beautiful makeup tutorials and more.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is every blogger's big dream. The prize is a million dollars in cash, a chance to create your own brand of clothes, and cover and spread at Vouge fashion magazine. So get your game face on--the stakes are high and losing isn't an option.
 
There will be 10 rounds, each of two weeks, 10 winners for each round. There will be 1 winner in the end.
 
You will need to pick a faceclaim, and create an OC blogger, giving her some back story. Plotting is optional.
 
Ⅰ - First place winner would receive a place in the hall of fame, a set of a cover magazine of his blogger, and a collection of his/her choice.
 
✧ | B L O G G E R S | ✧
 
Lily Norrell (@dashingpirate) - "JustLily",Northampton, UK || Faceclaim: Emilia Clarke ||
 
Rome Cavanaugh (@jolieenrose) - "ROMAN HOLIDAY", Los Angeles, CA || Faceclaim: Taylor Marie Hill || 10
 
Arizona Fang Li (@koby) - "Monochrome Chic", Shanghai, China || Faceclaim:Natasha Liu Bordizzo || 10 - Left the Group
 
Rosica Monroe (@huntxr) - "Pocadot", Blackpool, England || Faceclaim: Melodie Monrose || 10
 
Sarah Pope (@followyourbliss) - "Pop Goes The World" , Annapolis , Maryland || Faceclaim: Danielle Panabaker || 10
 
Sanaa Washingto (@ingrid) - "Metropolis", Kansas, USA || Faceclaim: Janelle Monáe ||
 
Zara Odell (@kkerry) - "The New Classic ", Ottawa, Canada || Faceclaim: Mindy Kaling || 10
 
Ophelia Jayne Deslauriers (@buffykdh) - "OpheliaJayne", Beaufort, North Carolina || Faceclaim: Gabby Westbrook Patrick || 10
 
Estella Rodriguez (@forebodinq) - "Little Blue Car", Melbourne, Australia || Faceclaim: Gina Rodriguez ||
 

Halle Khadira Saiid (@spacelava) - "C'est La Mode ", Los Angeles, California || Faceclaim: Gigi Hadid ||
 
im jae-yeon/ jessabelle im (@chocomimicol) - "daegu darling", Daegu, south Korea || Faceclaim: Park Hye Min ||
 
Maxine "Max" Whitley (@sarahstardom) - "Mix-n-Maxine", Los Angeles, California ||Faceclaim: Laura Harrier || 10
 
Tatiana 'Tati' Donahue (@ducktape) - "S A L T Y", Wollongong, Australia || Faceclaim: Bambi Northwood Blyth ||
 
Miranda Horowitz (@princess70xox) - "Hygge", Minneapolis, MN || Faceclaim: Jessica Clarke ||
 
Aurora Alvarado (@e-ureka) - "Aurora Borealis", Chicago, IL || Faceclaim: Luanna Perez ||
 
Jasmin Yu (@piratevampiresuperjoyce) - "Yu Saint Laurent", Oakland, California || Faceclaim: Fernanda Hin Lin Ly || 10
 
Topanga "Topaz" Sousa (@semper-eadem) - "San Topez", Manhatten, NY || Faceclaim: Marina Nery ||
 
Elísabet "Elise" Grímsdóttir (@fleetingfanfan) - "Eilíft vor", Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland || Faceclaim: Lululeika Ravn Liep ||
 
Beatriz Souza (@angeltomlinson) - "BeaBeauty", São Paulo, Brasil || Faceclaim: Lais Ribeiro ||
 
Leilani Simona Reilly (@whiteshvdows) - "Everyday Lei", Honolulu, Hawaii || Faceclaim: Ashley Moore || 10
 
Avery Lyanna Pazos (@elaineeeee) - "Avery Day Life", Sotogrande, Spain || Faceclaim: Clara Alonso ||
 
Tyler Cheung (@zoldyck) - "HYPEBAE" , Hong Kong, China || Faceclaim: Lily Macapinlac ||
 
Poppy Beane (@shades-of-rainbow) - "POPculture", || Faceclaim: Violett Beane ||
 


T A K E N F A C E C L A I M S:
Emilia Clarke // Natasha Liu Bordizzo // Taylor Marie Hill // Melodie Monrose // Danielle Panabaker // Janelle Monáe // Mindy Kaling // Gabby Westbrook Patrick // Gina Rodriguez // imaan hammam // Gigi Hadid // Lily Macapinlac // Clara Alonso // Ashley Moore // Lais Ribeiro // Lululeika Ravn Liep // Marina Nery // Fernanda Hin Lin Ly // Luanna Perez // Jessica Clarke // Bambi Northwood Blyth // Laura Harrier // Park Hye Min // Violett Beane //
 

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀G R O U P T A G L I S T
@dashingpirate // @jolieenrose // @huntxr // @followyourbliss // @ingrid // @kkerry // @buffykdh // @forebodinq // @spacelava // @zoldyck // @elaineeeee // @whiteshvdows // @angeltomlinson // @fleetingfanfan // @semper-eadem // @piratevampiresuperjoyce // @e-ureka // @princess70xox // @ducktape // @sarahstardom // @chocomimicol // @shades-of-rainbow //
 

 

⇶ No copying sets. No rudeness. Be original and polite. And have fun!
 
Points Chart:
1st: 30 - 2nd: 25 - 3rd: 20
4th: 15 - 5th: 15 - 6th-10th: 10
(Bonus points are detailed in the rounds)
 
** This group idea comes from a battle group i once participated in, that does not exist anymore, the group was called: "BLOGS & BITCHES.a high fashion role play". It was moderated by @stars-and-moon, @glittercupcake and @the-glamourai (now: @zoldyck) - So all the credit for the original idea goes to them. **

everyone on polyvore.

everyone on polyvore.

Biggest and most popular group on Polyvore, EOP is the group to join if you want your sets featured and seen.
Email-JustNadiya@yahoo.com
http://www.polyvore.com/glamour/group.show?id=3171

Gorgeous Oddities: Doll Group

Gorgeous Oddities: Doll Group

The doll in the group logo is known as the Collector. She collects various items and will choose items or featured collections for each contest that you must use in your set. This group is for DOLLS ONLY!!!! Please do not copy the contest Icon set, but use the items to create your own. I hope you enjoy and have fun!

I'm Just A Doll

I'm Just A Doll

Concept based off @elsabear, for wanting a doll category, and group name based off @ritamej's doll. Help doll makers make @polyvore see that we need a doll category.

Dolly Daydreaming

Dolly Daydreaming

Do you like making sets with dolls? I know I do. If you answered, yes, then this is the group for you!
 
This art group is only for art sets with dolls. There will be frequent contests.
 
This group was created on Sunday, January 20th, 2013. :)

The Haus of Paper Dolls

The Haus of Paper Dolls

The Haus of cute, quirky, dark, Kawaii, anime, sweet, old, young, beautiful, futuristic, mermaids, pirates, steampunk, Korean, new age, and old age. Any of your unique dolls are welcome in The Haus of Paper Dolls. Wipe your feet and come on in ^-^v
Just obey the #1 rule: No copying.
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