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Lunas Legion
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Lunas Legion » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:08 am

Application
Name: "Georgia Hamilton. Sadly related to the Old Cyclops himself."
Position: "And I'm the Mayor of Washington D.C."
Age: "I'm 41."
Appearance: "I'm just over six foot, not particularly well-built but I'm no stick either. Piercing grey eyes, a mane of brown hair down my back. I do my best to look after it, but I'm a busy person, so it doesn't get as much attention as it probably deserves. No scars, no tattoos. People always like to say I resemble Dad, it drives me mad, and sadly even I can see it when I look in the mirror closely enough. Same sharp cheekbones, same chin, same nose. Wouldn't say I look good, but that's irrelevant. I've never been vain like that."

First Impression: "I'm a firebrand. Give me a podium, a crowd, some information and I can rile them up into a frenzy. One of the newspapers, I fail to recall which exactly, described me as a 'barely restrained ball of anger.' I suppose it's an apt description of the image I portray of the populist leader of the masses."
Outward personality: "They'll call me angry. A demagogue, a firebrand, I know someone's called me a fanatic. But rhetoric and image are powerful weapons, if you know how to use them. I portray myself as the firebrand, because it's a useful image. Otherwise, those few who've ever seen me outside of the firebrand image call me quiet and bookish. In another time I might've been something of a philosopher, even, but America doesn't need someone that's just a philosopher right now."
Character history: "I was born in Richmond, Virginia. Dad wasn't who history will remember him as then, he was just a prosecutor, Mum... I don't remember what she did. Don't even remember her face. I just remember that she died to a terror attack by some long defunct domestic terror group. I never saw Dad much after that, I think, my memory's hazy. Instead I was raised by neighbors, babysitters, whoever was available until I was sent off to Maine and boarding school."

"Thanks for that, Dad, so wrapped up in yourself you shipped me off, too lazy to care for the last thing that Mum had left you. But Maine... That was a new start, at least for me. I would sink or swim based on what I did, no one else mattered. Not even you. So I threw myself into my studies, I was never the most social as a kid, but I worked my ass off instead. Not for you, but for myself. I was going to make something of myself come hell or high water at that point."

"I think we tried to talk to each other still, but it was difficult. We didn't understand each other, not really, I think. We spoke but they never registered, and I went to college abroad. Partially to get away from you, you were director by then and I did not want to be going to any university in the US with that hanging over me. You should know how political students and universities can get, you probably crushed and subverted enough student movements in your time to put the FBI and CIA of the 1960s to shame."

"I went to Cambridge, England, and I studied PPE. Politics, Philosophy, Economics. The trinity of knowledge of how one successfully runs a political entity. It was... Different, in England. There was this strange optimism there, in the late '30s. It was freer, people could talk, people could criticise the government, there was an order to things there that I knew there wasn't back home. There were occasional terror cells busted, but no major terror organisations, no purges of the military or the federal departments or lower administrative divisions, our states, their constituent countries. There was nothing suppressed, so I read the classics, and I could freely comment about them and how they applied to the US without you looking over my shoulder. I made friends, lifelong friends who would come with me when I returned, I did a Masters there, then a PhD. I wanted to have a solid base, an intellectual grounding for when I returned home."

"England gave me the knowledge of what the soul of America had lost, and you gave me the drive to restore that, the only thing you ever gave me Dad, so... Thanks, I guess. I came back to the US in... Some time in the mid '40s, '47 I think. I knew what I wanted to do, I just needed to figure out how I could do it. I ran for the Council of the District of Columbia in '49, served for a whole decade, building up connections, making contacts, building my image. I became Mayor of D.C, opposing Melinda's nominee. I think she figured that since I was your daughter I wouldn't be too much of a problem, or something like that, but regardless the next step down the road was complete."

"I've been Mayor since '60, seven years of poking and prodding. I figured out that you could criticise, but you had to be careful; it was like facing a mechanical behemoth, you couldn't face it all down head on, but you could bite at it from the sides. So I used my position to criticise departments, members of the House and Senate. I staged rallies, not against the government, but in support of myself, or even in support of the government when it rarely did something good. It was a matter of getting people used to it, that and practice. I spread my people through the district's government, making sure that the State Defence Force that'd been created by the Mayor during the Constitutional Crisis to keep order was mine, the Chief of Police was mine. I had connections down to the grassroots organisations I'd created during my campaign for Mayor and for the District Council. I didn't trust Dad not to plant something on me, not since he'd placed the state over me so many times before, not with everything he'd done while I was abroad. Which brings me to today, I guess. Just another rainy DC day."
Describe the last time your character and Melinda Delcastillo spoke: "A few days ago, if I recall correctly. Nothing particularly important, it was a DC publicity stunt. We never met much, never talked much. I think she put up with me because I was a Hamilton."
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Utceforp
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Utceforp » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:25 am

Thinking of being some sort of ally of the Delcastillo regime outside of politics, maybe some sort of monopolistic industrialist, or a media mogul who operates through proxies that seem like "local news" - or maybe a married couple of one of each, who entered into a relationship to cement an alliance and pool their resources. They would have a quid pro quo relationship with Delcastillo - The industrialist would blacklist anyone who espouses anti-First Citizen opinions, (For "unrelated reasons) effectively preventing them from getting a job, the media mogul would present pro-regime propaganda in the guise of independent, unbiased news, and in return Delcastillo would push through legislation that benefits them.
Signatures are so 2014.

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The Archipelago Territory
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby The Archipelago Territory » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:28 am

The Archipelago Territory wrote:Tag.
Application
Name: Connor Wright
Position: Chief of Staff to the First Citizen
Age: 38
Appearance: (Image)

First Impression: Upon meeting Connor for the first time, most people would describe him as a normal person. He is very intelligent, but also might make a few jokes once they’ve talked to him for a while. Although a former governor, Connor does not like to talk about politics except when he is at work.
Outward personality: clever and easygoing, has a temper but only at work. Keeps his life as the Chief of Staff separate from his personal life
Character history:

Connor Wright was born in northern Florida in 2029. He joined the National Guard reserves (which helped pay for his college degree) in 2050 for two years and was only deployed once due to the effects of a hurricane. After that, he left and ran for the Florida Senate in 2052 as a favorite of Delcastillo and managed to win the election in his district. In 2056, he was re-elected as an independent without much local opposition since those opposed to Delcastillo could not even get enough signatures to get on the local ballot

He then ran for governor in 2058 and managed to get picked by Delcastillo and defeat the opposition (that part was easy) due to his libertarian views. He was socially liberal and economically conservative, and it managed to win him the election. He battled climate change and pollution but never by raising taxes or at the expense of businesses. He once proposed abolishing the NSA since whistleblowers have stated it had lied to the White House to get additional funding and was stretching its mass surveillance past even what the President had permitted. After that, a rogue NSA agent (conspiracy theories say on behalf of the NSA, although that is not confirmed) shot at the Governor’s mansion and nearly killed Wright.

In 2060 he stepped down as governor and became the White House Deputy Chief of Staff, and by 2063 his position became White House Chief of Staff. In 2065, however, the position was renamed to Chief of Staff to the First Citizen since he also fulfilled the duties of a Clerk to the Chief Justice and Chief of Staff to the President pro Tempore, jobs all held by the First Citizen herself.

Describe the last time your character and Melinda Delcastillo spoke: During cabinet meeting on September 13 and to say goodbye to the First Citizen and her son before she left to Washington DC

EDIT: changed the age to 38 so it’s more realistic

Here’s the updated one
Removed the mention of being a republican
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Vienna Eliot
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Vienna Eliot » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:41 am

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Vienna Eliot, she looks good, the kind of character I had in mind for the Speaker of the House: rebellious and all. However, I'm going to have to ask you to tone down the criticism she had of Delcastillo. Criticism is fine, although direct criticism is what gets people IRS raids, and large fines although you could have sworen you filled in your tax returns correctly. Criticism is fine, as long as you attribute it to a cabinet secretary or a specific agency, not to Delcastillo herself. This has more to do with the tone I want to have at the beginning.

I made some tweaks — specifically, changed two of the critical news articles to address the Secretary of State and the Attorney General directly, noted that she rejects the "Leader of the Opposition" title, and included that she was sure to thank the First Citizen after her most recent, contested election. Let me know if you'd like to see any broader changes.

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Democratic Socialists

Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:44 am

The Archipelago Territory wrote:
The Archipelago Territory wrote:Tag.
Application
Name: Connor Wright
Position: Chief of Staff to the First Citizen
Age: 38
Appearance: (Image)

First Impression: Upon meeting Connor for the first time, most people would describe him as a normal person. He is very intelligent, but also might make a few jokes once they’ve talked to him for a while. Although a former governor, Connor does not like to talk about politics except when he is at work.
Outward personality: clever and easygoing, has a temper but only at work. Keeps his life as the Chief of Staff separate from his personal life
Character history:

Connor Wright was born in northern Florida in 2029. He joined the National Guard reserves (which helped pay for his college degree) in 2050 for two years and was only deployed once due to the effects of a hurricane. After that, he left and ran for the Florida Senate in 2052 as a favorite of Delcastillo and managed to win the election in his district. In 2056, he was re-elected as an independent without much local opposition since those opposed to Delcastillo could not even get enough signatures to get on the local ballot

He then ran for governor in 2058 and managed to get picked by Delcastillo and defeat the opposition (that part was easy) due to his libertarian views. He was socially liberal and economically conservative, and it managed to win him the election. He battled climate change and pollution but never by raising taxes or at the expense of businesses. He once proposed abolishing the NSA since whistleblowers have stated it had lied to the White House to get additional funding and was stretching its mass surveillance past even what the President had permitted. After that, a rogue NSA agent (conspiracy theories say on behalf of the NSA, although that is not confirmed) shot at the Governor’s mansion and nearly killed Wright.

In 2060 he stepped down as governor and became the White House Deputy Chief of Staff, and by 2063 his position became White House Chief of Staff. In 2065, however, the position was renamed to Chief of Staff to the First Citizen since he also fulfilled the duties of a Clerk to the Chief Justice and Chief of Staff to the President pro Tempore, jobs all held by the First Citizen herself.

Describe the last time your character and Melinda Delcastillo spoke: During cabinet meeting on September 13 and to say goodbye to the First Citizen and her son before she left to Washington DC

EDIT: changed the age to 38 so it’s more realistic

Here’s the updated one
Removed the mention of being a republican

Alright! He's accepted, with one minor nitpick: I would prefer it if he were Chief of Staff to the President still. The development of the First Citizen as a more established position might come after the death of Delcastillo, but for the moment I'd like to keep them separate still. Other than that, you are accepted.

Utceforp wrote:Thinking of being some sort of ally of the Delcastillo regime outside of politics, maybe some sort of monopolistic industrialist, or a media mogul who operates through proxies that seem like "local news" - or maybe a married couple of one of each, who entered into a relationship to cement an alliance and pool their resources. They would have a quid pro quo relationship with Delcastillo - The industrialist would blacklist anyone who espouses anti-First Citizen opinions, (For "unrelated reasons) effectively preventing them from getting a job, the media mogul would present pro-regime propaganda in the guise of independent, unbiased news, and in return Delcastillo would push through legislation that benefits them.

This looks possible, but I would like it if these moguls somehow, one way or another, were involved in the federal government. Make one undersecretary of something, for instance, or give someone the position of White House adviser. That way, there will be some official link to the federal government still, while they could still be outsiders. That way, we can keep the story contained to a few people who know each other.

Lunas Legion wrote:-Snip-


Mayor Hamilton is accepted, barring if there are some issues you need to work out with Norv. Apart from that, we now have a DC Mayor.

Pasong Tirad wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
Whether she has other family members and who or what they are is entirely dependent on what you want to app as. Every possibility you mentioned is possible. Some sibling rivalry would be good to have.

Excellent! I'll work on an app immediately. May I ask when the point of divergence is? Would it be fair to say that everything up until 2019-2020 stays as it is?


Yes, basically everything stays the same, up until the start of 2021. What exactly happened is shrouded in conspiracy theories and the 'official government story', but suffice to say that rumours that a President was not stepping down and a preemptive attempt to indict him sent the country down the path to chaos within mere weeks. After that, it's Crisis.

Vienna Eliot wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:Vienna Eliot, she looks good, the kind of character I had in mind for the Speaker of the House: rebellious and all. However, I'm going to have to ask you to tone down the criticism she had of Delcastillo. Criticism is fine, although direct criticism is what gets people IRS raids, and large fines although you could have sworen you filled in your tax returns correctly. Criticism is fine, as long as you attribute it to a cabinet secretary or a specific agency, not to Delcastillo herself. This has more to do with the tone I want to have at the beginning.

I made some tweaks — specifically, changed two of the critical news articles to address the Secretary of State and the Attorney General directly, noted that she rejects the "Leader of the Opposition" title, and included that she was sure to thank the First Citizen after her most recent, contested election. Let me know if you'd like to see any broader changes.

Yes, that's perfect. You've made all the necessary changes, so I'm happy to accept! Welcome to the posse, Speaker Wu.
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Reverend Norv » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:56 am

Lunas worked with me on the development of this character. I have no issues with Georgia.
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The Archipelago Territory
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby The Archipelago Territory » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:11 am

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
The Archipelago Territory wrote:

Here’s the updated one
Removed the mention of being a republican

Alright! He's accepted, with one minor nitpick: I would prefer it if he were Chief of Staff to the President still. The development of the First Citizen as a more established position might come after the death of Delcastillo, but for the moment I'd like to keep them separate still. Other than that, you are accepted.

Utceforp wrote:Thinking of being some sort of ally of the Delcastillo regime outside of politics, maybe some sort of monopolistic industrialist, or a media mogul who operates through proxies that seem like "local news" - or maybe a married couple of one of each, who entered into a relationship to cement an alliance and pool their resources. They would have a quid pro quo relationship with Delcastillo - The industrialist would blacklist anyone who espouses anti-First Citizen opinions, (For "unrelated reasons) effectively preventing them from getting a job, the media mogul would present pro-regime propaganda in the guise of independent, unbiased news, and in return Delcastillo would push through legislation that benefits them.

This looks possible, but I would like it if these moguls somehow, one way or another, were involved in the federal government. Make one undersecretary of something, for instance, or give someone the position of White House adviser. That way, there will be some official link to the federal government still, while they could still be outsiders. That way, we can keep the story contained to a few people who know each other.

Lunas Legion wrote:-Snip-


Mayor Hamilton is accepted, barring if there are some issues you need to work out with Norv. Apart from that, we now have a DC Mayor.

Pasong Tirad wrote:Excellent! I'll work on an app immediately. May I ask when the point of divergence is? Would it be fair to say that everything up until 2019-2020 stays as it is?


Yes, basically everything stays the same, up until the start of 2021. What exactly happened is shrouded in conspiracy theories and the 'official government story', but suffice to say that rumours that a President was not stepping down and a preemptive attempt to indict him sent the country down the path to chaos within mere weeks. After that, it's Crisis.

Vienna Eliot wrote:I made some tweaks — specifically, changed two of the critical news articles to address the Secretary of State and the Attorney General directly, noted that she rejects the "Leader of the Opposition" title, and included that she was sure to thank the First Citizen after her most recent, contested election. Let me know if you'd like to see any broader changes.

Yes, that's perfect. You've made all the necessary changes, so I'm happy to accept! Welcome to the posse, Speaker Wu.

Okay, that’s fine.
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Pasong Tirad » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:36 am

Alright, it's around 2:30 AM here now and I have work in the morning so I'll finish it then. Get ready to interact with the estranged firstborn son of Melinda Delcastillo. I'll get into more of why he became so estranged to her once I flesh out his character history in the morning - but everything else is basically all good to go, perhaps with some minor alterations here and there to help it better fit with everybody else's stories.

Hang on, not done yet. Just a few more paragraphs.

Done! And I hope I'm not extrapolating too much by thinking that the name Delcastillo means that Melinda Delcastillo's Hispanic. Basically what I was thinking throughout my writing of the app.

Application
Name: William Delcastillo, known as Will by his family
Position: Retired since 2057; son of Melinda Delcastillo; Colonel, United States Military, 2023 - present (technically)

    Former Positions:
  • Cadet, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, 2020 - 2021
  • Lieutenant, U.S. Military, 2021
  • Captain, United States Military, 2022 - 2023
  • Consular Officer, Syrian Consulate General in Northern Syria, 2024-2025
  • Consular Agent, Syrian Consulate General in Northern Syria, 2026 - 2027
  • Deputy Ambassador to Syria, 2028-2029
  • Ambassador to Syria, 2029 - 2032
  • Ambassador to the Organization of American States, 2032 - 2035
  • Secretary of State, 2036
  • Deputy Under Secretary for International Labor Affairs, Department of Labor, 2036 - 2042
  • Special Representative for International Labor Rights, Office of International Labor Rights, Bureau of Democracy, Rights, and Labor (DRL), U.S. State Department, 2042 - 2055
  • Candidate for Mayor of Worthington, Minnesota, 2058 (candidacy withdrawn)

Age: 65, born July 19, 2002.
Appearance: Will Delcastillo

First Impression:

    "Oh, well that's easy. He's the First Citizen's firstborn. Everybody who meets him is awed by him. Well, kind of. I mean... I know Dad comes off as, like, intense? Yeah, intense. My brother and I knew all about that. And I got it easy, after all because I'm his own firstborn, and his daughter, so... you know. He's gonna be either, uh, very withdrawn or just the most straight-to-the-point person you're ever going to meet. He was an ambassador, you know. So, he'll shake your hand or bow or, I don't know, do they still kowtow today? He'll do all that, he'll go through all of the pleasantries, but he's absolutely not going to do them one second longer than he has to. He does not like the whole... he calls it a tennis match. You know, cause it's like a back-and-forth that seems so endless until somebody just... uh. Smashes? I don't know, I don't play tennis. But until somebody scores. Yeah. And people just really like him. He's charismatic enough, and... and if you've seen pictures of him when he was younger, you'll know... Well. You know, my mom said he used to date a lot? Like, after the Crisis he was pretty famous in a lot of really, uh, really fancy social circles? A lot of... you know, guys and girls just wanted to, uh. Get to know him better? So... yeah, you know what I mean.

    "Sorry, uh. It's just really hard to talk about that part of his life. This is my dad we're talking about."

Outward personality:

    "He's very quiet. Like, he's really just... just the guy. He's the guy. He comes off as smart, and stoic, and just the right amount of charismatic, and he will listen to you like what you were saying to him was the last thing you were ever going to say - but he also gets really, really angry. Not to me and to my brother, no. Never us. Not to mom, either. But to his staff? Sure. To... just, just to people, in general? Yeah. People he's arguing with on the internet? Definitely. I'm pretty sure he's banned from, like, half the political forums on the internet right now. Passionate, people call it. I'll call it what it is: he's short-tempered as hell. And he's just so difficult to argue with. I heard he was an ambassador before I was born. But, like, how? You can barely ever argue with him. And I don't just mean, like, he'll never admit he's wrong - he does that. Well, to us, at least. To his kids, his grandkids, to mom. But to people at, like, gatherings and stuff? No! He'll never back down. He'll either keep arguing or he'll just... he'll just disappear. He does that, you know. Pretend like you never talked. That doesn't sound very diplomatic. That habit of his, that thing where he just withdraws whenever he doesn't get his way, yeah that's gonna be with him for the rest of his life. That's why he never fought back whenever he got shuffled around. Just, just meekly say 'yeah, okay,' and head off into whatever corner he has."

    "But then again he was a military man, so, like, maybe that was why he's also like that? He was a hero, from what people kept telling me. And from what the history books say about the era. Fiercely disciplined, loyal to the bone to his people, regimented, he likes sticking to routines - like, if somebody was watching him, trying to study his day-to-day routine, they can learn it on the first day they watch him.

    "And... I hope you never tell him this, but he's not that smart. He doesn't have the patience for books. He likes listening to them, sure. Podcasts, he's fond of podcasts. TV shows, movies, plays - he loves going to the theater - but he doesn't have the patience to just sit down, and just read a book unless he has to. He'll never read for fun. And I guess, I don't know if it's because of that or anything but, like, he's very one-sided on what he believes. That can be read as good or bad, I suppose. Conviction's good, yeah? But, like, you know... He used to be an ambassador!

    "Oh, and he's so, so slow to progress to new ideas and stuff. Took him a while to get used to being driven around not by a driver but by the car itself, you know. Kept our old driver on until he retired, bless him. Like I said, loyal to the bone."

Character history:

    "Well, uh. He's the First Citizen's firstborn, of course. That's... that's a given. Everybody knows that. He does, maybe, one or two interviews a year, like, 'reaffirming' the First Citizen's rule and what not, yeah? But other than that he's just, he's just out of the spotlight. Not by choice, of course.

    "Well, uh, he was born 2002, uh, July 19. Yeah. To the First Citizen and her, first, uh... I'm not entirely sure if she and Grandpa were ever married? Like, I know she was, like, eighteen or nineteen or something. Maybe even seventeen, I'm not sure. I don't remember what year she was born.

    "But, yeah, I know my grandparents shared custody over Dad. Grandma - shit, First Citizen. Sorry, I keep slipping. Anyway, uh, First Citizen and, uh, Grandpa were both focusing on their education, so I know Dad spent a lot of time being raised by his grandparents. Right up until he turned eighteen. I know this, he keeps telling people this in, like, interviews and stuff. He says he... Yes, exactly. Signed up to vote, and then signed up for the army. Back when, you know, both those things were big deals. And, you know, technically he did sign up for the army, but he didn't go straight to Afghanistan or Syria, he went to West Point. He was there for, uh... six, seven months? Right up until January of 2021 when things... really escalated. But he didn't see action until a little later when he was drafted into service as a corporal.

    "And then this is where things get... uh, tricky, I would say. Because the official records state that he, uh, 'rose through the ranks,' as they say, but from what I gather, there just weren't enough officers where he was stationed? - Oh, uh, California, yeah. - So, regardless of how, he became a lieutenant late 2021. Around winter, if I'm not mistaken. He saw a lot of action, I know. Like, he doesn't just claim that he's seen a lot of action, I've seen his scars. He's got, like, a, uh, a gunshot wound on his chest, like, right here on the right shoulder, and then another on his, uh, left arm. Yeah, up there, the bicep area.

    "And then I know some time later he got promoted to Captain. Again, stories say it was because he rose up through the ranks, and I wanna believe that but also, like... the First Citizen was already in the senate at this time. But not, like, she wasn't senate president yet, so... I don't know. I'm leaning towards believing him. He really does seem to be well liked by people. He visits a lot of veterans reunions and whatnot all the time. I've been to some of them, and people do like him.

    "...but, then again, the next year, she became the senate president and, uh, he became a colonel coincidentally, skipping a few steps. He went from commanding a company of, like, a hundred people to commanding a regiment. Yeah, the Rising 63rd and all that.

    "I'm not entirely sure what his regiment did, though. Like, the specifics, I mean. I know what he did, he was a commander, his regiment served in the push West into the Bay Area. Yeah, he was there in Sacramento, Vallejo, San Jose, San Mateo County... Yeah, San Francisco, yeah. Their whole army, was, uh, the one that, you know, uh, liberated the Bay.

    "And then he went into politics. You know, he went to Syria. Syria. He absolutely loved his time in Syria. Yeah, talks about it more than he does his time during the Crisis. He's got pictures with all kinds of people from there. Mostly Northern Syria, but, yeah. He's got those ridiculous flags hanging from the walls in the basement. Uh, revolutionary groups from Northern Syria, if I'm not mistaken. Along with pictures from there, and an old rifle from that era, too, and a picture with the ruler of Syria at that time. Forgot the man's name. He didn't support that guy, of course, but he had to pay courtesy calls and what not.

    "I know he did well during his time here. I'm absolutely sure of it, he never stops talking about how great he did, and from what I've been able to gather independently myself, he wasn't too bad. Not great, I think, but good. He spent a lot of time in Northern Syria, improving relations with America, signing investment opportunities for Syrian organizations, a lot of cultural exchanges were happening, he was able to negotiate some prisoner exchanges from some warring factions and nations. He did a lot of good work, and I know there's, like, a street or a park or a neighborhood or something named after him in that area. Presumably, it's named after the First Citizen, but, I mean, she never stepped a foot outside of Damascus, from what I can tell. It was all him.

    "The official records say he rose through the ranks during this time, and I believe them one hundred percent. I don't think they had to embellish anything during this time because he absolutely loved his time in Northern Syria. He went from working at the consulate at, uh, 22, and then becoming Ambassador to Syria at 27. That was unprecedented. Even the youngest ambassadors at that time - and even now - aren't any younger than, uh, forty, maybe. And I one hundred percent believe he wouldn't have been able to pull it off through political favors alone. She wouldn't have heard the end of it, appointing someone so young to be ambassador of a country so important as Syria. So, I believe, he actually got that job through force of merit.

    "And then this is when the, uh, the falling out starts. Because the First Citizen wanted her son back home, in America, where people could see him, where people could just fawn over him as they built up their, uh, their... their image, their... I don't, I don't want to call it a cult. But, like, she wanted to continue developing the... the cult-like image around the family. She had Dad and Uncle Laurence and all the rest just, they had to be here, in America, serving the American people right here where people could see the tangible benefits of serving the American people. But, I know he didn't want it. At first, at least. But I know during her state visit to Syria, which was in part a visit in order to try and, uh, sway Dad into coming back home, he was convinced - or coerced, I don't actually know.

    "But she didn't have the same... the same, you know, political capital that she has now. Things were different, she couldn't just, like, appoint him to one of the empty senate or congress seats, so she had to start him out small. I think he had a choice in the matter, too, because he did like his next appointment, even if it was a step down. He became the ambassador of the US to the Organization of American States for a few years.

    "Did he like it? Yeah, I'd, uh. I'd say so. I don't know if he absolutely loved it, but, well, he was back home in America, so how could he complain as much? He met my mom during this time, you know. They got married within, like, two years or three years, I think. I know he was still an ambassador during the time they got married, so. I've got newspaper clippings, if you'd like to see them. Yeah, it was publicized everywhere. A grand media spectacle. Will Delcastillo's wedding. The Will-ding, as mom called it derisively, since the whole reason all of the cameras were in the church were because of him and because First Citizen Delcastillo wanted people to be looking at just how great her family was. Uncle Laurence was the best man, of course - not like he had any choice on who to pick. I know he wanted to pick one of his army or embassy buddies, but Grandma wasn't having any of that. No, it had to be the family. He could have them as one of the other groomsmen, he could have as many groomsmen as he'd like, but no. The best man, the most prestigious role - other than, you know, the priest, the bride and groom and all - had to be filled by family. You could have called it a royal wedding if you wanted to, I don't think it would have been wrong to say it, either.

    "And then... well. After a honeymoon, Dad... resigned. Or had to resign, I'm guessing. Because as soon as Mama and Dad got back from their vacation, they moved to D.C. I wanna say it was of their own volition, that he really did want to become the First Citizen's Secretary of State, but I really doubt it. Especially since he literally spent less than a year as Secretary of State. Beat out the nearly hundred year-old record for shortest serving Secretary of State by a few weeks, too. Not exactly his proudest moment.

    "And it wouldn't be wrong for me to say that things went downhill from here. Mama talked about it with me once. A lot of, uh, a lot of late nights where Dad would come home just... just broken, I assume? Yeah, a lot of screaming phone calls, too, so she says. Not at her, of course, but at whoever Dad was talking to. He just couldn't take it. Mama said she wanted him to be something, and he didn't want it. And then, uh, you know, she uh, she basically crowned herself. First Citizen and all that, and Dad just flipped his shit, apparently. He was even there during the, uh, the coronation. But he tendered his resignation soon after.

    "And then after that, I know Dad just kind of stayed in D.C. State Department, if I'm not mistaken. Except for a few years in the Department of Labor. I grew up in D.C. during this time, but Dad was already, uh... shafted, in favor of Uncle Laurence. I know Uncle Laurence was already working at this time. In Congress or, somewhere, I'm not entirely sure. An elected position. And, well, Grandma figured she could control and, uh, groom Uncle Laurence better than Dad.

    "So, he was kept around close enough to be able to keep an eye - and a leash - on him, but not so close that unwanted eyes are able to see him. He was shelved, basically. Back benched, or however you want to call it. The point is Dad was headstrong, he stuck to his ideals, compromised rarely, and that brought him a lot of trouble. Especially with his mother. She wanted him to be, uh, to be the guy people thought he was during the Crisis and immediately after. You know? But that wasn't him, I guess. At least, that's what Mama says.

    "Well, anyway, uh... He was in the State Department for... nearly twenty years, I think. He was Under Secretary for, like, five years, and then a Special Representative right up until his retirement. He liked his job, from what I gather. He didn't love it the way he loved being in Syria - or even in New York, but he did his job well. Longest serving Special Representative for International Labor Rights, if I recall correctly. Lot of people liked him, mostly foreigners. The First Citizen didn't want him working domestically. Figures, right? Can't imagine why the beloved firstborn of the President of the United States would be such a dangerous and, uh, unpredictable chess piece in whatever game Grandma had set up to control the country with.

    "His job? Oh, well it's right in the title, I guess. International Labor Rights. He was working to get companies unionized, working to get people paid better and working under better conditions, working to get some, uh, trade and labor deals with foreign companies and foreign governments. He was good, from what I gather. It's basically like an ambassador, but you don't work with the government? You work with, like, local governments, corporations, NGOs and all that. He liked it. He has banners and flags from all of the unions he's helped hung up at the basement. Our basement is huge, by the way, so, you know, a lot of flags everywhere.

    "He was there for over a decade, so, you know. He really liked his work. I knew a lot of the people in his office, too. Made friends with a lot of them growing up.

    "And then, a full... oh, ten years, before he's actually supposed to retire... well, he retired. Made a grand old spectacle of it, too. Cincinnatus, having served his people well, now wishes only to retire to the countryside and... I don't know, farm or whatever. Media treated him like it, too. A full-blown 21st century Cincinnatus, a Washingtonian through and through. They just failed to mention that literally every news outlet had basically forgotten about William Delcastillo, save for the one or two times he has to go on air to get interviewed. I expect the First Citizen had something to do with his retirement, but I can't be too sure. Maybe Dad wanted it himself, you know. Maybe he just finally gave up on her and just decided to spend the rest of his days in Worthington.

    "Why Worthington? Oh, beats me, I suppose. He chose Minnesota, which I understood, the weather's nice and it's nice and rural. But I don't know what came over him to just up and buy a nice, large piece of land just at the border of the city limits, and develop it into an estate of his own. The dogs love it enough, I suppose, and his grandchildren do love being able to run around. But that's that. He would have been happy to spend the rest of his days here at the estate, I guess. He never got interviewed again after that.

    "Oh, I almost forgot. One more thing. Yeah, you wouldn't know about this one either, since not even the local papers picked up on this story. Yeah, no, he had filed a candidacy to run for mayor of Worthington. He was becoming a bit of a local celebrity here in the area, I suppose. Befriending the police chief, donating huge sums to the city's emergency services, helping fund the school, clean up the lake and all that. He even got to using his old ILR skills to get some of the companies here to not fire a bunch of people. Yeah, it was pretty cool of him. He probably would've won the election, too.

    "I'm not entirely sure what happened. All I know is he just suddenly withdrew his candidacy. He never talked about it, but Mama said something about how active military personnel can't run for office. Which makes no sense, of course, since Dad hasn't served since the Crisis forty years ago.

    "I don't know. Maybe she was involved. I wouldn't be surprised, but I really don't know.

    "Well, Dad gets a lot of visitors from time to time, yeah, but never someone who would have come to see what he's up to for the First Citizen. She would have found out one way or another, I suppose. Maybe she gets CC'd on the election candidates in Worthington. Maybe it went up the chain to the governor and the governor called her, I don't know. But no, he's never had those kinds of visitors. Old army buddies, people he served with in the diplomatic corps, yeah. And he was even able to string along a lot of his friends from the ILR. Yeah, he bought them some nice pieces of land right around here too, and paid for the whole transfer of some of his friends who had already retired, and said there's a bunch more land that'll be here, ready and waiting, for a lot of his other friends from the office on the day they retire. I do really think he did his best in that office, I think a few more of his old ILR friends will take him up on his offer and retire here, but who had ever heard of people retiring in Minnesota?

    "Don't ever tell him this, but getting shafted, I think, was the best thing to ever happen to Dad. Now he's just normal. He has a lot more time for his grandchildren, I get to see him and Mama a lot more ever since I moved to Worthington too to be closer to them, and a lot less intensely stressed out days. It takes a certain kind of person to be able to survive being around the First Citizen for so long, and it takes a whole other kind of person entirely to be able to thrive around her."

Describe the last time your character and Melinda Delcastillo spoke:

    "When? Oh, uh. Maybe a week before she went into a coma? Like, a week after that call he just said he needed to take a flight somewhere. He didn't specify, I just found out the destination much later when, you know, everything unraveled.

    "Well, if I had to describe it, I guess there was... um. There was a lot of screaming. Uh, just. Just so much screaming, yeah. From Dad, mostly. But he's kinda deaf now, so he kinda has to scream, you know? Oh and also the phone was just - it was just really loud, okay? It was strange to be hearing the First Citizen's screaming voice just filtering in through the phone and Dad was just, so mad. I've made Dad cry, uh, three times, in my life. On my wedding day, when he gave me away, on the day I gave birth to his grandson, and that one weird day when I was in my twenties... no, never mind, this isn't about me. I've made him cry three times. Grandmother - or, sorry, First Citizen - makes him cry almost every single time they talk. It's never during. He's always able to keep his cool during every single interaction he has with Grandm - First Citizen Delcastillo. But after she leaves the room, or after she hangs up the phone - or after he's done reading an email from her, surprisingly enough - he just...

    "I'm not sure exactly what they talked about. I make a point to... tune it out, because it almost always never ends well. You're almost guaranteed.

    "This is William Delcastillo we're talking about here, alright? Hero of the Constitutional Crisis! He wanted to be an ambassador to Syria. He could have gotten posted at literally any other embassy in the world and he chose Syria. He wanted to be in Damascus. And he wasn't even in Damascus to begin with, right? He was in... uh... God, I don't remember the city. It's in Northern Syria... Starts with a Q... Ah, I don't remember. But he wanted to be there. I'm sure of it. He wanted to be stationed there, probably even asked Gra - uh, First Citizen - for permission to be stationed there. Why? I don't know!

    "That is the guy who, after every single interaction with the First Citizen that goes badly, he just goes to his room and curls up crying like a child. That's what I remember, anyway. If the newspaper reports and history books are to be believed they had a pretty nice relationship to begin with. It's gotten better over the years, I would assume. I haven't been around as much as I used to, but I imagine they've talked here and there during that time. He still cries sometimes, but not as much as before. One time after a short phone call he just... went back to watching videos on the internet. Oh, he was definitely depressed like all hell afterwards, but he didn't cry. Not that time, though. That last time before it was announced that the First Citizen was in a coma? Yeah, no, he was bawling his eyes out. It was a bad phone call, I gather."
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Postby Cylarn » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:17 pm

How do we have so many old, old colonels? In your sixties, you should probably have at least one star.
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Postby Reverend Norv » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:23 pm

Cylarn wrote:How do we have so many old, old colonels? In your sixties, you should probably have at least one star.


I think it's really just two. One is the head of the First Citizen's bodyguard, which would add up to a very prestigious career cul-de-sac, and therefore an exception to up-or-out. The other is the First Citizen's son, whose rank is likely purely honorary at this point.

But one of the things that I really like about how this RP is shaping up is that so many of the characters are over 60. Making the Crisis so long ago was a very, very clever way of influencing character creation, GCCS. Well done.

I am looking forward to the roster being updated. We've got enough characters now that it will make it easier to keep track of everyone.
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Postby Reverend Norv » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:42 pm

Duhon wrote:
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This is the best (and most painful) character app I have ever seen. You did not pull any punches on this one.


And since I haven't replied to this yet, and since I don't like to let kindness go unremarked: thank you, Duhon! It's much appreciated. I'll try to make sure that my IC posts don't fail of the promise of the app.
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Postby Rodez » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:20 pm

We have a lot of great characters so far. I'm excited to get started. :)

Will you be playing Laurence Delcastillo, GCCS? Or is that going to remain open?
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Postby Pasong Tirad » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:03 pm

Almost done, just a few more paragraphs I'll try to complete within the day. Working and RPing at the same time makes for slow progress.

And done!
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:58 am

Rodez wrote:We have a lot of great characters so far. I'm excited to get started. :)

Will you be playing Laurence Delcastillo, GCCS? Or is that going to remain open?

He will remain open, but I’ll write as him (and other necessary characters, as well as The Nation) until someone apps as him.

Reverend Norv wrote:
Cylarn wrote:How do we have so many old, old colonels? In your sixties, you should probably have at least one star.


I think it's really just two. One is the head of the First Citizen's bodyguard, which would add up to a very prestigious career cul-de-sac, and therefore an exception to up-or-out. The other is the First Citizen's son, whose rank is likely purely honorary at this point.

But one of the things that I really like about how this RP is shaping up is that so many of the characters are over 60. Making the Crisis so long ago was a very, very clever way of influencing character creation, GCCS. Well done.

I am looking forward to the roster being updated. We've got enough characters now that it will make it easier to keep track of everyone.

Yes, the roster should be updatedn a few hours!

Pasong Tirad wrote:Almost done, just a few more paragraphs I'll try to complete within the day. Working and RPing at the same time makes for slow progress.

And done!

Happily accepted! Will adds the kind of family drama you would not expect in the most powerful family in America, but which certainly exists. And indeed, I pictured Delcastillo as being hispanic, so that’s accurate as well!
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:59 am

The roster has been updated, hit me up if you're not there!
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Postby Cylarn » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:46 pm

I gotta ask...did Francis ever reveal to John and Tabby where the vacuum cleaner was?
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Postby The Archipelago Territory » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:22 pm

So when do you want to start the IC?
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Postby Pasong Tirad » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:29 pm

Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
Pasong Tirad wrote:Almost done, just a few more paragraphs I'll try to complete within the day. Working and RPing at the same time makes for slow progress.

And done!

Happily accepted! Will adds the kind of family drama you would not expect in the most powerful family in America, but which certainly exists. And indeed, I pictured Delcastillo as being hispanic, so that’s accurate as well!

Splendid! Can't wait to see how this plays out.

I'm just imagining that Steve Buscemi movie, The Death of Stalin, play again and again in my head as to how this might go.
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:02 pm

Cylarn wrote:I gotta ask...did Francis ever reveal to John and Tabby where the vacuum cleaner was?

I will get back to you on that :p

The past decades did see the rebirth of the 90s apolitical sitcom, for various reasons.

The Archipelago Territory wrote:So when do you want to start the IC?

I’m looking for starting on saturday or sunday, and I’m in the process of writing the opening post.

Pasong Tirad wrote:
Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States wrote:
Happily accepted! Will adds the kind of family drama you would not expect in the most powerful family in America, but which certainly exists. And indeed, I pictured Delcastillo as being hispanic, so that’s accurate as well!

Splendid! Can't wait to see how this plays out.

I'm just imagining that Steve Buscemi movie, The Death of Stalin, play again and again in my head as to how this might go.

So far, your characters are all leagues more competent than anyone in that movie, aside from Beria maybe.
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:50 pm

Right folks, the IC will go live tomorrow (gmt+1). Hold on to everything that's holy. Of course, we will remain open, so gather all your friends so we can fill some more slots!
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Postby Lunas Legion » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:20 am

Quick question since I figure it's slightly important for the IC, but what's the state of the vice-presidency as of the start of the RP?
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Postby Vienna Eliot » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:51 am

I might be absent most of tomorrow, but I'll for sure be able to post Sunday!

Lunas Legion wrote:Quick question since I figure it's slightly important for the IC, but what's the state of the vice-presidency as of the start of the RP?

I know the First Citizen is PPT of the Senate, but perhaps she should also be Vice President since that office is technically the constitutional president of the Senate. But of course leaving it to another player could offer another contender for the next First Citizen, and I'm sure the constitutional problem could easily be explained away in this timeline.

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Postby The Archipelago Territory » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:51 am

Vienna Eliot wrote:I might be absent most of tomorrow, but I'll for sure be able to post Sunday!

Lunas Legion wrote:Quick question since I figure it's slightly important for the IC, but what's the state of the vice-presidency as of the start of the RP?

I know the First Citizen is PPT of the Senate, but perhaps she should also be Vice President since that office is technically the constitutional president of the Senate. But of course leaving it to another player could offer another contender for the next First Citizen, and I'm sure the constitutional problem could easily be explained away in this timeline.

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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:32 am

Lunas Legion wrote:Quick question since I figure it's slightly important for the IC, but what's the state of the vice-presidency as of the start of the RP?

I’m thinking of making Laurence VP, as the Heir Apparent to the First Citizen. Problems will arise at once, of course, because of the question if that makes him First Citizen just like his mother, or if the positions of Pro Temp, Chief Justice and President are split at once. Besides, Laurence will have to appoint a new VP, and I believe the US Senate has to rubber-stamp it.

Mind, like was said before, the VP heads the Senate, and the constitution is technically still in force, so there is a lot of potential power in that position (and danger, of course).
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Postby Castelia » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:52 am

Hey, fellows.

I'm still in the process of making my character, but I'm still having trouble deciding on what position to go for. However, I'm leaning more into making my character be the equivalent of a foreign affairs minister. So with that said, I want to ask:

What is the current state of America's foreign affairs? Are we isolationist now, or do we still play a leading role on international affairs? Which nations do we have alliances with, what are our current policies, etc.
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