Post by Veronica Braxton on Jul 24, 2014 21:40:48 GMT -6
"So I'm not sure what you were planing on doing this Hunger Games... I mean... what your strategy was going to be, I mean. Seeing as we're going to being spending a lot of time together I think it's probably in our collective best interests to not be at ends this whole time, so what do you think roomie? Should we be friends for now? I keep my room really clean, and I can cook pretty well. I don't know if we're allowed to leave at all but I can show you all the different plants and animals around. I'm really good with that kind of stuff. Come to think of it are there even any green spaces or animals in the capitol? I've never been here before, in fact, I've never even been outside district twelve so far as I know. So what do you think, wanna be friends?"
Post by Jessie Zwinkler on Jul 24, 2014 22:37:07 GMT -6
"Yeah I definitely think it makes sense to be allied together. I am not going to lie though. At the end of the day, I am in it for myself. While it would be amazing for out district to be fed, my main motivation for volunteering was to win myself. That way I might be able to be in a position to help my father out of the huge debt issues that he has. As far as my skillset, I am fairly agile because I have needed to dodge loan sharks for most of my life. I am also pretty decent at foraging and fighting. Since the loan sharks keep finding us... I guess I suck at hiding from them though.
By the way, I'm sorry for putting my portion of the parade in so late and for it not being as well done as I would have liked. Since I got lost in thought for longer than I wanted, I left myself with virtually no time to prepare. Bah, I wish they would give us a few more days to prepare for that."
Post by Veronica Braxton on Jul 25, 2014 11:27:57 GMT -6
V thought about what Jessie had just said, "Meh, I don't really care who wins. I'm just here to see the world and do something new for a change. We all die eventually, life only matters when you make the most of it and see and do as much as can be seen or done. To that end I'll be glad to help you if you seem like a decent person. Most of my skills revolve around survival, I grew up in the woods so I know a thing or two about hunting and starting fires and such. Not to make it a point of pride but I'm also really smart and very strong. As my friend Braxton used to say 'the trick to catching a deer lies in outsmarting it and out running it'. He was always full of half-proverbs like that. I hope he's not to mad at me for running off."
Post by Jessie Zwinkler on Jul 28, 2014 12:06:20 GMT -6
"Oh nice we each got a vote for the parade. It would have been nice to get a few more, but I'll take it. It at the very least means that some of the sponsors are aware of us and maybe willing to help us." Jessie sighed after a tense day of trying to impress sponsors and then started to get his mind going about what was next. "Well, we are going to start training soon. What are your plans for that? I think I am going to fine tune my fighting skills, but I am not totally sure yet."
Post by Veronica Braxton on Jul 28, 2014 19:38:46 GMT -6
V shoves Jessie against the window-side wall of the suite, so no other tributes can hear what takes place. "Exactly what the shit were you trying to do getting pissed drunk at the Feast? Did you think you were being charming? Did you think you were acting mature or thought it would make you look tougher!? HUH?! WHAT THE HELL!?" With her final question she shoves her younger tributes extra hard against the shoulder and grabs the other and says in a near, dead-whisper, "What the hell did you volunteer for anyways? For an excuse to get drunk?"
Post by Veronica Braxton on Jul 28, 2014 21:08:46 GMT -6
Suddenly composing herself, V continues, "sorry, I guess that wasn't exactly helpful. I don't know what exactly has happened to me lately, I guess the entire life-or-death situation we've all been placed in has taken a hold of me. I'm suddenly aware of how serious this situation is. I.. I really don't this to come between us, I really don't know what's going on but I know it's not who I really am. I... I'm just so confused right now" She adds, as she silently begins sobbing.
Post by Jessie Zwinkler on Jul 29, 2014 20:42:42 GMT -6
Jessie was shocked and confused at this latest series of events. 'I guess girls don't become any easier to understand as they get older,' Jessie thought to himself. "Are you ok?" Jessie asked as he awkwardly tried to comfort Veronica.
"I err... uh... I'm sorry if you didn't like the way I behaved the last few days... However, I'm not going to lie, I actually thought I did pretty well out there. I don't know how many of the sponsors actually like me, but I got many of them to react to me and I figure that's as good of a start as I could hope for." Jessie started to say timidly but slowly sounding more annoyed as he continued. "Honestly though, from what little experience I have with richer people, I don't think they really would care about any of our personalities or anything. At the end of the day, what they care about most is their money. So the sponsors are mostly a part of the games for the money as well. So really my goal when dealing with them is not to get them to like me, but to get them to not forget me. As long as they stay aware of me, they can still choose for me to be a valuable investment or whatever while a forgotten tribute is left in the dust. If they end up hating me than I am no worse off than if I was forgotten. So the risk of possibly taking on a poor reputation is worth it." As Jessie rambled, he eventually realized that maybe this wasn't about a difference of approaches towards the sponsors.
Post by Veronica Braxton on Jul 30, 2014 3:34:30 GMT -6
"*sigh* no..." She admitted, more than slightly embarrassed. "I guess you're right, Whatever I thought might have happened it seems to have worked out in your favor." She fell silent for a moment before continuing, "This whole thing is just so much more different than I ever thought it would be... This place, it's all smoke and mirrors. No one seems to care about anything genuine, it's all just pageantry and popularity contests. I guess I'm just still thinking about all this like it was real life, but I need to accept it for what it is. I thought you were getting a little out of control with this new found freedom but I guess it was all just a part of your plan. You seem to understand this so much better than I do, and I guess... I guess I was just jealous, that's all."
Post by Veronica Braxton on Jul 31, 2014 11:06:57 GMT -6
"Listen, Jessie," V said after a god-awful silence, "I like you. You seem like good people. I know we ... I, seem to have put off the wrong impression, but there's a lot going on with me. I'm really sorry. And I really hope we can still be friends"
Nilla Nightsand: I sometimes worry (read: can already tell) that my deep love of roleplaying and wanting to be in every scene instead comes off as my character herself being sketch
Mar 30, 2020 20:30:18 GMT -6
Nilla Nightsand: Anybody up for some more freeform style RP with lower stakes after this is all over?
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