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[ en ] tranceway . m . o . d . s. ([personal profile] vitaelamorte) wrote in [community profile] entranceway2017-08-02 07:16 pm
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+ Heavy is the head that knows the truth +

You heard it from your favourite head first, a new event is coming up! The bulletin board has the setting for you, and I have some more information that should help put it in perspective:

This AU event is based on the Newsflesh series and its world, and I've copied a neat Wikipedia blurb about it for you here:

Feed is set several decades after the zombie apocalypse, referred to as the Rising. Two man-made viruses (a cure for cancer and a cure for the common cold) combined to form Kellis-Amberlee, a virus that quickly infects all mammalian life. Kellis-Amberlee is normally beneficial, but the virus can "go live" or "amplify", converting any host mammal over 40 pounds (18 kg) into a zombie. There are three mentioned ways amplification takes place: the death of the host, contact with a live specimen (being bitten by a zombie) and spontaneous conversion. Those infected that have not undergone amplification remain lucid until the virus has time to spread through the body. Lucidity is followed by lack of sensitivity to pain, memory loss and finally conversion.

Most humans reside in tightly controlled safe zones, with rigorous blood testing and decontamination protocols used to prevent the spread of the live K-A virus. After the inaction of traditional media during the Rising, blogs and other new media have taken over as the primary source of information and entertainment; bloggers are recognised as professional journalists, with individuals specialising and identifying as "Newsies" (objective, fact-based reporters), "Stewarts" ("who report opinion informed by fact"), "Irwins" (named after Steve Irwin, who seek to educate and entertain by going out and "poking things with sticks"), "Aunties" (who share personal stories, recipes, and other content "to keep people happy and relaxed"), or "Fictionals" (fictional content and poetry creators).

Our event will cover a political convention set in this universe, and for that purpose the mansion will be transformed into a convention center. A hotel is conveniently located just next door, but its rooms are finite, and its closets only give out what people have previously put in them. In the spirit of this AU all characters will be human and any non-human powers will be switched off or capped to feasibly human levels.

Any death counts as real mansion death.

And yes, while zombies are an ever-present threat in this universe, it is generally a more livable setting than many other zombie apocalypses, and the focus of the event will be on your character's role in this world, on the constant tension inherent to the setting, and on the political conspiracy and intrigue brought on by the threats occurring during the later days of the event. And, of course, on writing kickass blog articles. If you're into that sort of thing.

So! Your place for questions and answers is below, hit it up as needed, leave your plots and ideas in the comments, and have fun at the convention!


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