paper_sister: Maggie looking up (Default)
2022-01-31 09:14 am
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Literary 4th Wall Permissions

Maggie is a bibliophile. If it's been printed in English, Chinese, or Japanese, there's a decent chance she's read it, especially if it's a classic. She reads comics as well. She's from the year 2006, so she doesn't know books that are published after that.

This means if you are a character from a book (or to a lesser extent, comics, mostly manga and manwha), Maggie may have read about you.

I need to know the following:
- What book you are from OR is your character inspired by a book character
- Permission for her to have heard of you
- What is okay for her to know (for example: "It's okay to know that I'm very good at making potions, but not that I killed the headmaster.")
- Is there anything I need to know (especially if I have not read the book you are from)?

Note Maggie will recognize you as a fictional character (if you allow it), but she does NOT go trumpeting that around. She knows it would be weird to say to someone, "Oh my god, you're fictional." But she may have more knowledge of your character than your character realizes, and may use that information if she feels she needs to (again of course with your permission).

Maggie will always recognize the book character only. There may be cases where she recognizes a character from a book, only to realize there are differences she does not understand---in other words, you are playing a character inspired by a literary character, but aren't that actual character. For example, she knows Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, and thus is puzzled by BBC Sherlock's obvious familiarity with the 21st Century.

If you are from a mainstream U.S. comic (DC or Marvel main universes), I will not 4th Wall you; there are too many of you to keep track of and it would get too surreal too fast.

Fictional texts directly referenced in canon if not outright read by Maggie:
Rowling's Harry Potter series, books 1-6
Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables
Bram Stoker's Dracula
The Chinese classic Journey to the West
Frank L. Baum's The Wizard of Oz
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds
Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World
Louisa May Alcott's Little Women
Sgt. Frog
paper_sister: Maggie looking up (Default)
2022-01-31 09:40 am
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OOC Contact

If you need to contact me, please comment here, PM me, or send me a message at my gmail account (username deathquaker). You might catch me on googletalk there on occasion as well.

I do not have AIM or Plurk. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I am old and time-limited.
paper_sister: Maggie looking up (Default)
2022-01-31 09:43 am
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IC Contact (Cell Phone Post)

"You have reached Maggie Mui of Paper Sisters Detective Company. Please leave a message."

[repeats in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese]