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Friendship is Paramount; I gotta keep my pregame relationship thread name theme going, after all
Topic Started: Jul 1 2017, 03:47 PM (812 Views)
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Hey y'all! I'm back in action w/ five new kids for y'all to get to know. Let's hope I don't drop outta this one too.

Alison Bernhiesel wants to be president. She is very interested in politics, as she comes from a politically active conservative family. She is heavily involved in student government at George Hunter High School, and hopes to major in political science at a renowned university. Outside of her political aspirations, Alison runs on the track team and is a lifelong Girl Scout. Alison is part of the popular crowd, and is fairly well-liked by her peers. She is privately very opinionated, but keeps her opinions to herself just to be polite, with the debate team as a sort of outlet for her. Alison is also a devout Mormon, and tends to be considered a little bit of a prude.

While (outwardly) friendly to all, her closest friends come from the popular crowd, the track team, student council, and the debate team. She also slightly favors her more religious (read: Christian) and/or conservative peers.

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Nate Malaqui is a shameless self-insert: A chubby second-generation Filipino-American who moved to Chattanooga from the Northeast US in middle school. Tends to be socially passive, but is generally polite and can be chatty with folks who strike up conversations with him. A solidly A/B student who's grades have been slipping since sophomore year, and as such, he is prone to anxiety and stress-induced breakdowns. Spends most of his free time spewing memes on Twitter. An aspiring artist and competent writer, but lacks both the confidence and support to go to art school. A closeted homoromantic asexual and a shameless furry, a fact probably known only to close friends. Very involved in his school's art club, and recently joined the backstage crew of George Hunter's drama department.

Can be on a conversational basis with most folks, but is very chatty with fellow artists and nerds. Looking for a close group of friends who he can be gay and/or furry around, and maybe a boyfriend?

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Teddy Nunes-White is a recovering pessimist. Adopted by a gay couple from New Jersey that moved down south to financially support some relatives. A mix of bullying, academic struggles, and gender dysphoria marred his early childhood, contributing to his irritable and sarcastic demeanor. He spent almost all of his preteen years playing MMOs, watching anime, and browsing sites like Reddit. Was kind of an edgelord as a result, but began to grow out of that mindset around the time he started high school, which was also when he came out to his parents as trans and began transitioning. He is still a huge geek and kind of an asshole, but has been working towards improving himself (at least for the latter). He’s the keyboardist and audio mixer for Beyond Human. Teddy is an active member of the GSA and the anime club.

He’s close friends with his bandmates and fellow nerdy types, or at least those that can handle his vitriolic sense of humor. Teddy has also been known for arguing with conservative types, and is still a target for sporadic teasing from his more mean-spirited and/or bigoted classmates. He also miiiight have a boy/girl/datefriend? Who Knows

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Robin Mireles is a star member of the George Hunter tennis team and an aspiring Olympian. While not a braggart, Robin is hubristic in the sense that she’s generally assured of her success in everything, and rarely even considers failure. She has good sportsmanship, and is known for being competitive, yet friendly. Her enthusiasm also extends to her other hobbies; she is a founding member of the school’s K-pop club, and is fascinated by snakes and turtles. She has also recently taken up drama, and is usually a member of the ensemble in school plays and musicals. Robin enjoys a cushy spot towards the upper echelons of George Hunter’s social landscape, and is notoriously nosy, often passing along any tea she hears to all of her friends.

Robin’s friends are mostly other sporty kids (especially her tennis teammates), popular kids, and other members of her beloved K-pop club. Folks might not like her for being nosy and spreading rumors. She also dabbled in the dating scene during her early high school years, but might be in a committed relationship by the time of the trip (perhaps for around or over a year?).

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Debate team? Check. Athlete? Check. Politically conservative family? Checkerino. What I'm attempting to say is, I want Alison and Max to be friends of some kind, close on some level. What immediately comes to mind is the word "confidant," but I don't know exactly if that's something you'd be totally up for. I don't quite know anything about the other two kids in regards to anyone else, though. I'd have to think on it a bit more.

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@CPB: ooh yeah, they'd definitely be poltics buddies! They'd probably be fairly close friends, and I can see Alison roping him into canvassing for the Republican campaign. The only drawback I see here is that Alison is not as right-leaning as Max is. If the confidant role involves them talking about National Socialism, Alison would be internally offput but wouldn't vocalize her views to him.
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I'm not entirely sure it'd come up in conversation as anything other than a hypothetical, as Max would try and test the waters.

It's a short note, but if Isra has a similar taste in podcasts to your own, then damn, you got good taste in podcasts.
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Bret is one of the popular kids, Christian and conservative while also being a member of the schools football team which sounds like he'd be friends with Alison.

Isra and Aliya would probably know of each other due to both being being Iranian Muslims and they both go to parties so there's that too.
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I can see both relationships happening! Bret and Alison are probably on good conversational terms, and Isra would def admire Aliya's dedication to her aspirations.
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Myles is kinda sorta in with the popular kids but he and Allison seem like they'd clash on the down-low. He might get on with Isra alright, as a fellow horror fan and somebody who also doesn't care for school that much.

Dolly and Isra I can see getting on quite well as they're both fans of true crime and creepy things.

(Also which band is Isra in, I've lost track of who's in the one that Andy's in)
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@Z: lmao I was sitting on a post for your relationships thread, and I'm glad you beat me to the punch. They all def sound good, though I was actually gonna propose a small fling with Isra & Myles, and they'd prolly still be on good terms. Isra's in Yugi's band btw
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Well then Isra is a DIRTY TRAITOR. I'd be down for Myles and Isra having a past thing though! And Nate and Andy would be friendly acquaintances at least if Nate lurks in the gamer chat.
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YAY FOR RELATIONSHIP threads.

But anyways, looking through your characters, I'd think that Keisha and Isra would know each other from the school newspaper, although I don't know if Isra would look too fondly upon Keisha's rumor-mongering tendencies. Keisha and Alison may know each other in passing from debate, but I'd think that Keisha's political views tend to conflict with Alison's fairly regularly, and her style of reporting would be seen as annoying.

Kelly and Nate would probably get along fairly well due to both sharing an interest in art, and also probably knowing her from the Yearbook. There might be more common interests, but I'm not sure yet.
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@ Somersault: Isra wouldn't really mind Keisha's rumor-mongering, or at least wouldn't let it ruin a professional relationship. It's more of a passive "holy shit" kinda thing. And yeah, Alison would privately look down at her, but would still be fairly polite.

Nate and Kelly would definitely get along well, and they both have the same backup career. If Kelly lets Nate follow her on Tumblr he can join in on the venting, but since Tumblr's the only social media platform where he doesn't have an "IRL front" account she may or may not have to see furry art on her dash if they become mutuals.
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Well for the most part, Kelly's okay with the whole furry thing, but she would probably not want to discuss it with Nate.
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Well Lukas and Isra are both members of the newspaper club and aren't the biggest fans of conflict. They possibly could be friends in passing, depending on if she's able to look past the fact that his mother is a bit of a no-no within muslim culture IIRC.
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I think Val would respect Alison as a political opponent and stuff.

Michael's in the school choir, so maybe Floyd could be his (maybe only on Michael's side) choir nemesis.
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Michael Froese: "Is it bad that I hope today's the day Richard finally fucking snaps, brings a gun to school, and shoots me in the head? Because I really can't deal with this shit anymore."

Valerija Bogdanovic: "If we as a society continue using words like "cuck" or "Reagan fetishist" to describe those who's political views differ from our own, we will accomplish nothing. Alienating each other will just lead to further division. If I were to insult you straight to your face, it's not like you'd hold my opinion with any merit."

Maxwell Fenster: "Okay then."


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