Following in the tradition of the original sixwordstories community, dcu6wordstories is a dressing room game for DC/Vertigo/Milestone/Wildstorm universe characters. Set in a hole in the multiverse known as the Hub, characters from different universes and timelines meet and mingle with no app or preparation beyond a simple DreamWidth character account. Just make a character and play! The only requirement for suitable characters is that your posts be exactly 6 words - no more, no less. (Your comments, of course, can be however long you want.)
Setting details: The Hub is a patchwork place. The last stop beyond the 52 (or more?) worlds of the multiverse. You’ve slipped through the cracks of your universe, and fallen into ours.
The Hub is, in general, a gracious host, but it has its own little quirks. The place seems almost alive, and frowns on death and violence in general - though, on occasion, events may conspire to allow such unpleasantness. Still, many may find the Hub has an oddly pacifying effect, allowing even the bitterest of enemies to banter instead of brawl. Some may also find that the instability of the Hub leads to strange happenings now and again, which people choose to ignore… mostly.
In general, the Hub is fairly self-conscious, and would prefer to be left out of most conversations. Fortunately, the Hub provides a handy Bulletin Board in all locations, informing newcomers of what’s up so they can easily skip the disorientation and join the fun. And what fun there is, because the Hub seems quite determined to encourage people with little reason to talk to each other to sit down and have a chat. Conversations can be avoided with ease, certainly, but now and again, it’s nice to give in to the impulse to just join in a conversation and talk to someone new, isn’t it?
To cut through the fluff text: violence is acceptable, but letting things spiral into violence can really kill fun conversation possibilities, so be sparing with it. Newcomers can wonder at the Hub, but feeling the need to make an obligatory introduction post can get somewhat tiring, so go ahead and jump in with any old post if you don’t see the Hub tour being particularly exciting. Casual chatter or silly events, such as Stephanie Brown complaining about homework, or Lois Lane asking you random questions, or a giant Batwoman wedding where everyone is inexplicably invited, are encouraged, and characters with no ties to the original character are encouraged to tag for the hell of it. Remember - we’re all here to have fun, lighthearted RP, so feel free to set up plots with other posters, but never feel like you can’t have completely unassociated or even overtly hostile characters making small talk.
What is allowed:
--Any canon characters from any DC/Vertigo/Milestone/Wildstorm title.
-Canon characters from the DC/Marvel Amalgam Universe.
-DCAU canon characters.
-Any canon character from any adaptation of a DC/Vertigo/Milestone/Wildstorm title. (Movies, TV shows, animated)
-Elseworlds/canon alternate Earth versions of any canon DC/Vertigo/Milestone/Wildstorm title.
-Non-canon AU versions of canon DC/Vertigo/Milestone/Wildstorm characters. (Pre-Crisis, genderswapped, never died, ongoing fanfiction universes, etc.) If you are playing a character from an ongoing fanon universe, you must have the writer’s permission to play that character, or, if the universe is collaborative, be permitted to play that character by someone who is a writer in that universe. We’re not going to go around “checking IDs” here, but if we get a PM from a writer whose universe you have been using without permission, banhammers will be dropped.
What is not allowed:
-Canon characters from universes other than DC/Vertigo/Milestone/Wildstorm and their media adaptations.
Mod Contact Post
There was life and there was technology... man could only think of ways to strengthening the bond between these two things. They tried several projects, they created game systems, virtual realities for them to live in. They used technology in everyday task to eat and to move from one place to another. This would eventually not be enough for man... man wanted to become one with technology, man wanted to become capable of doing things that a man should never be capable of doing. They began to develop a new form of technology one that would accomplish their goals... a forbidden technology that would drain the earth of its natural resources more than any of mans projects. Quote:Little Bang: A theory turned reality using the concept of a possible big bang. Chemicals created by humans that polluted the earth that would attract and pull one another to cause the four fundamentals of force to occur in a single area that would result in an explosion that would create a bionic cell and a miniature sun. The cell would envelop the sun and use it as a power source, to multiply. The cells would then need to grab a hold of something to bind it to the earth, in most cases... the cells would become plant life, but on rare occasions... the cells would grab a hold of something different they would grab a hold of some old form of technology... a flashlight, an electric fan, a microwave, a radio, or a camera. (Use your imagination) The cells would then breath life into the object... powering it and giving it a mind a heart, emotions... the bionic cells were not only plant cells... they were human as well. Man never saw the fruit of this project, as it did not complete itself until after they were already wiped out. During man's very last moments he sent out a transmission and this transmission was heard by every single one of the creations of this unique occurrence.
The Great Transmission
"The dates and times for this event is recorded in this transmission, I am the last of my crew and we have done all we can to suspend them in animation me being the last of many there is nothing else I can do... but issue out this message left behind by my commander..."
Quote:- Begin Transmission- In the sky orbiting the planet is a vessel housing the galaxies most dangerous weapon... It is our exterminator. We built it and it destroyed us all. I do not know if there are any more survivors out there... but I know my life is coming to an end... I send this message not in the hopes of continuing my work or passing on my legacy... this is simply a warning to all living things... do not let anything off that ship.... do not trust anything off that ship... and when it lands... and it will land.... When it touches the planet.... all hope is lost..." - End Transmission-The Leader Vez - These were the dying words of the last human being on the planet... the messages were heard by every sentient on the planet.... and while the messages were recorded the direct coding was not. For the past three years after that transmission we have lived in fear and that ship grows ever closer. We have spent the last few years aimlessly searching for the coding in the original message, with hopes of preventing this tragedy, and through our searches we have made remarkable breakthroughs in terms of self development and upgrades. Learned the ways of the humans and recreated their way of life. Under the instruction of our leader Vez, we crafted a city, and followed that up we went out to find our destinies. In our destinies lies an end to our struggle...
There is a darkness over our homes, a darkness that we cannot avoid. It is created by that ship and the threat that lives on it. I vow as your leader to end this threat and save our home by all means.