There are moments in time when a particular event brings everything and everyone together in sharp focus. Other times, these events are just important to the person (or persons) involved. No matter – it’s history. If you’ve ever wanted to experience or relive these moments through your character, now’s your chance.
There are no tricks, no time-machines, no smoke and mirrors. Simply put: this is a “simple” slice of life meme, where the time and place are significant and provided to you, if you are interested. What your character does and who they do it with is entirely up to you (or to RNG, if you so desire).
How it works:
→ Leave a comment with the usual information in the subject line: character name, fandom. Any preferences, including what you don't want, should be stated as well.
→ Tag around. Feel free to use RNG. Roll it twice: 1-6 for the decade, then 1-3 for the event/scenario. Or just pick whichever one you want. There's also a Random section for stuff that couldn't fit anywhere else.
→ Have fun, and be excellent to each other.
1. Sometime 1942. At the movies, watching Casablanca.
2. June 6th, 1944. 6:30 am GMT. Omaha Beach. Normandy, France. Also known as D-Day, the day over 150,000 Allied soldiers crossed the English Channel into France in one of the largest amphibious assaults in military history.
3. Post September 2, 1945. Returning home from WWII. Whether you were a soldier, a nurse, a reporter or yeoman.Whether you were in Europe or in Pacific Theater. Everyone contributed to the war effort in their own way. Now that it's over, it's time to return home.
1. Mid 1950s. New York City. Beat Poetry Scene, where it all started. Before Howl, Naked Lunch, and On the Road. Before
2. Anytime 1950s. Post-war suburb, like Levittown, New York. A perfect family dinner. At least, it seems perfect. . .
3. Anytime 1950s. Local high/secondary school. Put on your favorite poodle-dog dress, get out a Chuck Berry record, grease up your hair, and make room for the malts: it's time for a Sock Hop!
1. Early-to-Mid 1960s. Madison Avenue, New York City. The capital of advertisement. Popularized by AMC's Mad Men. So, are you hard at work or hardly working?
2. Mid-to-Late 1960s. Anywhere, really. Protest March. Civil rights, Anti-Vietnam War, Second wave Feminism, Gay rights, Student rights, Environmentalism—they all made sure their voices were heard in the Sixties.
3. July 20, 1969. The Moon Landing. Over 500 million people around the world tuned in to watch Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 manned landing. Where are you?
1. Anytime, 1970s. Anywhere, really. Key party! Put your house or car keys in the bowl as you leave. Someone else draws them at the end of the party. The both of you go home, or somewhere, together and have sex. At least, that's the gimmick. Things have a tendency to get awkward or creative. It is the Seventies, after all.
2. Anytime, 1970s. San Francisco Police Department. Dirty Harry, Starsky & Hutch, Bullitt (back in 1968), and the eponymous Streets of San Francisco . . . They all took place in the City by the Bay. Cops and bad guys—work with it. And don't forget the epic car chase and the sweet rides!
3. Post 1977. New York City, in line for Studio 54. It's the most famous nightclub of all time. Everyone that's anyone comes here. Mick and Bianca Jagger, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Jack Nicholson, little Tatum O'Neal—that is, everyone that can get through the club's notoriously strict entry policy. Maybe it's your lucky night.
1. Early-to-Mid 1980s. London. New Wave club. Mellow, androgynous, haunting, yet surprisingly catchy and poppy. Sure, Joy Division—I mean, New Order might not be playing at the venue tonight, but the DJ has a ton of synthesizer-heavy things to play . . .
2. July, 1986. Heavy Metal Concert Parking Lot. It's a subculture within a subculture. All you need are some friends, some pot or beer, and a Camaro. They even made a documentary about it. It needs to be seen to be believed.
3. June 23, 1989. So much shit happened (or will happen) this year: the Berlin Wall will come down, the Exxon Valdez spilled, the Hillsborough disaster took the lives of nearly 100 football supporters, Emperor Hirohito of Japan died, and Ted Bundy is gonna get fried. But who cares about that? We're going to see Tim Burton's Batman, mother fucker!
1. Sometime in 1998. AOL. Town Square: Meet & Greet. What is this chat? What does "LOL" mean? And what's that damn chime? Oh, it's an instant message from someone you think is not who they say they are. Let's get to know them. Just don't pick up the phone, otherwise you'll get punted!
2. Late 90s. Hype Williams video shoot. You might not know who he is, but if you've tuned into MTV at least once, you can recognize his trademark—fish eye lenses—from a mile away. And now you're here, working on one of his videos. Are you a video vixen? The star? Or, gulp, a PA?
3. December 31, 1999, Times Square, New York City. 11:58 pm. Dawning of the new millenium. What's going to happen when the clock strikes twelve and the ball comes down?
1. Sometime in the 15th century. Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. The famous outlaw Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men make this their home, much to the dismay of the Sheriff . . .
2. Sometime in 1604. Edo, Japan. The Sengoku-era. Kabuki, created by the highly-talented miko Izumo no Okuni, is immensely popular and lo—women are allowed to perform. How about we forget all this land-conquering and go see (or perform in) a show?
3. After January 17, 1920. Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Eighteenth Amendment has passed, which established Prohibition. Which means: no alcohol. Unless, of course, you're a bootlegger or you just happen to stumble into a speakeasy . . .
4. Sometime in the distant future. Aboard the starship Enterprise. Space. The Final Frontier. Will you boldly go where no man has gone before?
5. Very random. Pick anything you want and just go for it!