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The Ties That Bind

Joining: TAKING CHARACTERS. Post a Bio, get a thumbs up, play.
Genre: Modern Real Lifey Soap Opera Drama
Location: Emerson, Pennsylvania
Timeline: Present Date

Plotline:
Emerson, Pennsylvania is a fast growing city; home to several wealthy families, established businesses and of course the occasional nutcase. It’s a city like any other, but when skeletons come out – everyone has their story. Jeremiah Douglas has recently passed away – his death striking unsettling news to many people. A single event that ties the binds of otherwise unconnected lives.

Like in any soap opera, you are playing a character in this interesting city. There’s no such thing as a quiet normal life for someone living in Emerson. There is always a mysterious murder, a cheating lover, a stalker, a big trial, dead babies, kidnappings, charity balls, and bitch fights. Life is a never ending whirlwind of dramatic events. Events that [b]you[/b] bring to the table with your characters and their history.

Our story begins at the end of Jeremiah Douglas’ funeral. He was an interesting man – but with secrets! Characters might know this man – or think they knew him! His death will bring up mystery and complications. How does it affect [i]your[/i] character? You tell us. >:]

POSSIBLE CHARACTERS

In a soap opera there are many character stereotypes! This list is just a few of the most common ones. Because this is a modern date real life setting, supernatural stereotypes are not allowed. These stereotypes are just suggestions! If you have your own unique ideas, by all means, run with them! Anything is possible in a soap opera!

Old Money Families: There are always a few “old money” families in a big city that seem to own many of the business, properties and even people in their pockets. These families have been around forever, possibly even able to trace their families back to European countries, and they are always surrounded by loads of personal drama or tragedies. There is always a murder or two in the family, missing members, bastard children, money woes, divorces, the black sheep, the queen bee, and of course a deep dark family secret.

Professional Criminal: Be you a mobster, professional thief, drug dealer, or embezzler, there are bound to be those very prominent professional criminals. But beware, when more than one comes on the scene, there is always a scuffle about who is the best and who gets the gold!

The Cops: Cops come in the form of detectives, police chiefs/commissioners, FBI agents, spies, and undercover cops. A cop can be the good guy hero, always looking to catch his man… or end up being the bad cop – paid by someone else to cover up crime, or being a criminal themselves. Cop characters tend to get in everyone’s business, especially when there is illegal drama unfolding!

Teen Drama: One can’t have a soap without everyone’s kids going around and causing some trouble. Runaway teenagers, boyfriend stealers, prom night, or kids just getting involved in grownup affairs. You can count on the teens and kids to create their fair share of troubles!

Foreign Heir: A mysterious foreigner that just so happens to be; A) really really rich or B) heir to a royal thrown. In some cases all of these turn out to be false, and sometimes they are true, and then… they disappear or end up murdered! Whichever the case may be, this person is always very mysterious and very little is known about their past until something very major happens!

Savvy Business Person: Those smart, beautiful people that have their own business or are excellently perfect at what they do. Lawyers, doctors, owners of night clubs, a giant business empire or one really popular establishment. Almost all of the character stereotypes tend to be one of these successful people.

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