A film noir story of greed, love, and murder
The story is set during World War II in an unnamed American major city, with your characters living in a morally gray world. This gray world is called the underworld. The underworld is where people without morals meet, be they rich or poor, young or old. The people of the underworld have found themselves in situations where there’s no easy way out, and where crime and sin might be justifiable. They can be justified as the means to an end for someone who’s driven enough, or they can be what life is about for someone with a certain disposition.
In the underworld there’s no clear right and wrong, and almost no one is altogether good or bad. The good policeman takes bribes and plants evidence, while the bad criminal is tortured without revealing his friend’s hideout place.
If your character belongs to high society, he or she is for some reason involved with people of the lower classes. They could for example be a corrupt politician who uses money loaned from gangsters to pay for political campaigns. If your character belongs to the absolute bottom of society, he or she has something to offer people in higher standings. He or she could be a hardboiled private eye who sells dirty services to clients who want things done, but not be connected with him or her.
Film noir is typically strongly gendered, with male protagonists and female love interests. In this story we forget that, and all Natures are available for both genders.
Note 1: The mood is straight film noir, not parody. I don’t mind occasional humor in moves, but we’re aiming for serious rather than silly. In the comments speech is completely free; there you can joke as much as you like.
Note 2: The story is presented completely in black and white! This means both character avatars, all textual descriptions from me, and all character descriptions and moves from you. The idea is that you use the colors white, black, and shades of gray, not red, blue, or brown, when you write. I hope that this helps use imagine how the story would look as a classic film noir.
Each character must have the following in their description: name, and a Crime with a victim. Feel free to use the suggestions below or make up your own.
Name: Your character’s name.
Suggested male names: Joe Barcroft, Holly Bracken, Grant Mitchell, Walter Simmons, Hank Parker, Guy Brody, Harry Jones, Joe Hall, Jeff Corrigan, Leonard Edwards
Suggested female names: Norma Robson, Vivian Garner, Phyllis Black, Lola Griffin, Kathie Morton, Iva Williams, Anne Percy, Lenora Lane, Carmen Zanette, Mona Smith
Crime: Each character is guilty of a crime not known by the authorities or the other characters. Describe the circumstances surrounding the crime and the victim.
Suggested crimes: Murder, Robbery, Blackmail, Arson, Theft, Kidnapping, Insurance Fraud, Drug dealing, Bribery, Procuring
Suggested victims: Parent, Sibling, Own Child, Other Child, Spouse, Lover, Unknown Male, Unknown Female, Friend, Celebrity
Hosted and narrated by:
Jonas Ferry (Jonas_Ferry)
Scenes played: 5
License: Community License