Cirque du Sommiel

Cirque du Sommiel

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Urban legend says that if you fall asleep during the circus performance they'll make you part of the act and keep you in the circus for good. Can you stay awake?

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Cirque du Sommiel is the circus of sleep, the infamous circus that appears in the backwoods of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. It appears without warning and randomly and by the next day it is gone, it's all under one large stripped tent held up by six posts made from chalk boards where people who want to watch the show sign there name on one of the posts with the chalk that litters the ground around them. And when they enter treated to a glorious show full of entertainment and wonder, spectacular and impossible feats. But there is a rumor that is spread around town that if you fall asleep during the show that they take you into their circus and you become apart of their show, for good. Whether you chose to sleep or not, trying to fulfill a bet, you lost a dare, or you're trying to disprove the legend either way if you fall asleep then there will be no way out. So, will you be able to stay awake or will you fall asleep and to the circus life you go.






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The truth of the matter is the names are chosen at random from the names on the poles, one from each, the names appear on a secret document and the people are targeted and are either drugged with concession food or are gassed through a ventilation system in the seats either way audience members falling asleep is no random act. The circus is run by a mysterious demon who no one ever seems to see, his goal is to take as many souls as possible within the rules of the circus. When there is no show to put on the circus becomes invisible to the humans eye and intangible to the touch performers that are taken in can leave when the circus is not in use but if they don't return to the tent before the next performance they die and their souls and put in the demons collection. Those who are taken into it are given a tattoo, this tattoo determines what kind of ability a person gets, these abilities help when people are forced to perform in the circus this can very from turning into a mythical creature to being able to perform magic. Another thing that happens to the people that are taken is their friends and family don't remember them at all and the names they had written on the poles are gone, it is as if they never existed and are stranded on a colorful island of misfits. These are the rules of your stay you can choose to try to escape or accept your fate.






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Name: || Role: new comer || FC: James McAvoy || Taken by slimmyjimjim

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Name: || Role: new comer || FC: Lindsey Sterling || Reserved by thegriminyourteacup

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Name: || Role: new comer || FC: Nanalew || Reserved by Emmie_Hoeller

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Name: || Role: new comer || FC: Kim Hyun Joong || Reserved by ShykKedid







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[i]Name: Coraline Whilkes || Role: Ring Master || FC: Kimbra || Reserved by Miss Nomer


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Name: Sam Miller || Role: Magician || FC: Michael Pitt || Taken by spayce

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Name: Ghost || Role: Fire Breather || FC: Tessa Violet || Taken by:slimmyjimjim

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Name: || Role: Freak Show || FC: Jeffree Star || Reserved by ShykKiedid







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Creativity|| both characters and content are expected to be as creative and unique as possible, as there is no way to measure creativity so just as long as your content isn't cliche or uninspired you should be fine. This rule is to help people think outside the box, the more interesting the story or character the better. I am willing to change or switch around face claims if needed all you need to do is ask, reservations are required in order to receive a character, no randoms.

Commitment|| The average two posts per day is a minimum, I am a very impatient person so don't be surprised if i shoot you a message reminding you of the roleplay that you made a commitment to. If you cannot fill out this requirement then I suggest you just pass over this particular roleplay. The reservation password is what your favorite ice cream flavor.

Community|| Remember to be kind to your fellow roleplayers, we are all here to enjoy the same thing so keep fighting out of OOC. If you have a problem with something that someone does in the roleplay message them about it, and god modding is, of coarse, banned. Keep it clean, fade sexual content to black and take it so PC.

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Character Portrait: Coraline Whilkes Character Portrait: Sam Miller Character Portrait: Ghost Character Portrait: Emily Locke Character Portrait: Marcus Welmont Character Portrait: Violet Demoore

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He was walking home from work when he heard a few teenagers talking about how the circus had appeared in the woods again, it was something that had happened every so often but was something of much importance everyone who was anyone was going to be at the show tonight, everyone except Marcus. It didn't bother him too much that he never went to a show, he had much better things to do with his time then watch a bunch of misfits do juggling tricks and prance around in the dirt.
Marcus looked up just then and saw a group of girls up ahead walking towards him in the direction of the woods, he knew where they were going and shrugged and as they drew nearer he recognized one of them as being his high school crush, Amber, they had had a couple of classes together in school but never really talked but apparently she recognized him because she stopped and told her friends to go ahead so that she could talk to him.
"Hey Marcus, you know there's a circus tonight."
"Yep."
"Aren't you going to ask me if I want t-"
"Yes!"
his answer was quick and immediate so much so that he had cut her off and didn't let her finish, "uh... I mean would you like to go to the circus with me?" At that moment he wanted nothing more that to go to the circus, it was the most important thing to him at that moment.
"Of coarse."
He walked with her into the woods their arms linked and when they had gotten to the impossibly huge tent he nearly gasped at the size of it. They walked in and marveled at the amazing sights of the circus, he had never really believed the stories he was told about the place and thought they were stretched truth but if anything none of the stories could compare to actually standing inside the tent of the circus which held a sign that read "Cirque du Sommiel." there were two rings of tent the outside tent which led to a small hallway like section where crowds of people were bustling in converging on one area. Thinking that he would avoid the crowd he tried moving to a more open area so that they might enter the inner tent which he assumed would be where the show was being held but was stopped by Amber who asked him if he was crazy for thinking he would enter without signing the post. At first he was confused but then he looked behind her and saw that everyone was going towards a large, dark pole that shot up from the ground, people were scrambling to write their names with small pieces of chalk before passing it on to the next person and entering the inner tent. Marcus was a gentleman and got a piece of chalk allowing Amber to write her name before he took it and scribbled his illegible signature on the post, then they both turned and entered the circus finding a seat within the enormous stands.





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Ghost made her way through one of the many stripped sheets that acted as makeshift walls in the enormous and elaborate circus, the young girl was looking all around for the ring master but with all the bustling and scrambling that everyone was doing it was making it very difficult to get anywhere. Everyone heard that the circus was going to open for show time but no one knew quite when, everyone except or Ghost.
She was at this moment running to tell the ring master that they would be starting in just 5 minutes and the guest's were already starting to arrive, this kinda would heighten the state of the alarm since the current situation was that not everyone was ready for their acts. Even Ghost herself was half dressed her loose fitting clothed hung on her light rags and her fiery red hair was pulled back into a loose fitting ponytail, in one hand she held her torch sticks and in the other was a bottle of hard liquor which she was starting to coat the inside of her mouth for her act.
She wove her way through the noisy crowd though she knew that she could just walk straight through it, but she found that others didn't like it too much they thought it was disconcerting and down right creepy. Being that the less enemies she made the better they all got a long she decided to act as though she could still touch them and not just pass though them. She had just walked passed a few midget clowns when she came to a opening where no one stood and found a wooden platform to stand on, making her way up there was the easy part she could only hope that she would find the ring master in time to get everything ready.

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Re: Cirque du Sommiel

Yes, alright I shall be posting tomorrow afternoon so that we can (finally) get this started.

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we should just start the roleplay without the people who didn't submit their characters and if they decide to submit later we can add them in. i was looking foward to this rP

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Update Update: Sad news SkykKedid has left the building this means that I will have to find two new people to take those spots, if you have any friends that are looking for a roleplay feel free to direct them here. In the mean time I will be doing my best to find people that are willing and able to take the spot, If no one can be found then I can just get rid of those positions entirely and we can continue with what we have now, let me know what you all think about this plan and if you have any questions or comments.

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Update: Alright, it has been a few days since SkykKedid has been on, I'm trying to give her as much time as possible so that I don't have to go find people to fill the two spots that she has reserved. I'm glad that everyone else is ready to start, and I would suggest that we start and just bring her in later but she since she has reserved a new comer that won't be possible. In the case that she doesn't come back I will have to find two more people to fill those spots, I'm hoping it won't come to that but I don't want this roleplay to die out and I'd really like it if this became a very active roleplay. I thank you for your patience only time will tell now.

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Yes I would very much like to start soon but as you can see there are still some people who haven't sent in their character sheets I will private message these people just to remind them of this. Please hang tight while I get things in order, it could also be possible that they didn't forget and are just dropping out in which case I'll have to find new people to fill those spots.

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Are we going to start soon...?

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Yep go ahead I don't mind at all and thank you

Update: I would like to start this Sunday, this should give people enough time to finish off their characters. I'd like to point out the change I made as far as stage names go new comers won't need those at first but will get them later on, however old timers will need to pick these before we start.

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Cool. I'm just finishing up my CS. And I, for one, am willing to double up and take Kim Hyun Joong, if that's alright. ^-^

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Alright everyone is approved and ready to make their characters, there's enough people signed up that if everyone doubled up we would have a full ballet. However if people do not want to double up then I could just get rid of some rolls and just go with what we have right now.

I have made a few changes to the story first off once a person is marked they become a part of the circus and become ageless and since Cirque du Sommiel has been around since the 1920s the old timers could be from any time period from then until now. The second change is that during the day the circus is in the living world so that the people working at the circus can go out and do whatever they do but when the sun goes down it goes into the realm of the dead (not unlike the movie Spirited Away). That's why if someone doesn't return to the tent before sundown they end up dead and it also is where they put on performances for the inhabitants of the world of the dead. When it's time for new recruits to be made they go back and put on a show for the living along with that stealing away the newest people they need to keep running the show.

Sorry that was a lot of information and if it doesn't make sense, but hopefully it does and if you have any questions or suggestions I am completely open to taking them in and using all the help I can get. Thanks for sticking with me and joining the circus.

Re: Cirque du Sommiel

Could I pleases request the Lindsey Sterling character?

And my favorite flavor is chocolate and vanilla swirl. :)

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You sure can!

And thanks I saw that my entire cast was white people and I wanted a little diversity...

Re: Cirque du Sommiel

Hello there,

May I please reserve Nanalew FC?

My favorite flavor would have to be Cheese cake with Praline <3

Also, I have to admit I spazzed when I saw Kim Hyun Joong's FC, he's like my platonic love/hubby!

Re: Cirque du Sommiel

Yes, yes and heck yeah thank you for following the rules you may now proceed on working on your characters.

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Can i reserve Ezra Miller and change the FC to Michael Pitt.
Favorite flavor: hazelnut

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Hey, can I reserve the Old Timers: Freak Show role but change his FC to Jeffree Star?

Edit: Sorry, I keep forgetting to do this...'Aha. '^-^
Favorite flavor....huhmm......vanilla? Yeah, vanilla. With Oreo Cookies and colorful sprinkles! ^-^

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May I please reserve FC: Kimbra? My favorite flavor is probably mint chocolate chip.

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