rocklobster wrote:OOC: That wasn't what I had in mind for Iris, Davidizer.
OOC: What didn't you like? Was it the fact that I described her as tall? Because the only description I got was that that she was 6'7", which, after seconds of research, I determined was taller than Michael Jordan (6'6") - if journalism doesn't work out, she might have a future in the WNBA!
If it was the fact that Randy described her as hot, or that Jackson was dismissive of her intelligence for being a reporter, well, that's those characters' opinions, and it's not necessarily the truth. I'm sure Iris Rose is meant to be a reasonably intelligent, self-starting person, the same as all of your other characters you've roleplayed, but she hasn't proven that to Jackson in any way, so until that happens he will fall back on the prejudices he has from the other reporters. The Iris in his mind is different from the Iris in her own mind, and from all the other Irises in other peoples' minds, while the true Iris is a sum of all of the Irises everyone has in their minds. I mean, you saw the last couple episodes of Evangelion, right?
Furthermore, the opinions I have of other people are not always the truth, and it should be the same way between different characters, where they each have imperfect knowledge of each others' true selves. And this not only extends to the characters, but their handlers as well. My experiences, my opinions my ambitions and desires, are not the same as yours, and so I will likely have a differing interpretation of your character from what you probably intended, the same as my character not having the same interpretation of your character. It's all part of theory of mind, where I see the world differently from you, and it extends to fictional characters too. Some may see a protagonist as a hero, others might see him as the true villain of the story.
And speaking of theory of mind, how was Iris supposed to know Jackson? It's her first day on the job at Hero TV, and I don't see any indication that they've met in the past, and in fact, I don't see anything where she's been to the studio yet. From the sound of it, she just woke up, stepped out on the street, and bam, superheroes everywhere. Though I can't say I wasn't expecting it, because your RP characters have the habit of teleporting around a lot to different people, knowing things they shouldn't because other characters far distant from yours brought it up; maybe it's that if you don't see your characters as being in their own world with their own thoughts, you just map your own thoughts and knowledge onto them regardless of what they should know in their own existence.
Anyway, there's that. Back to your normal lives, citizens.
BIC: Jackson sent the edited video with Voltage's confession down to the finishing department, where they would add music, add effects, make it suitably overdramatic, and get it ready for the big show if it came to that. He leaned back in his chair, stretching far and wide before popping to his feet. His phone buzzed in his pocket - the boss was on the line. "Stafford here. ...Yes, sir, I'm ready to go, where did you want me this time? ...All right, and I assume I'll be picking up the van on the way back? ...That's not a problem, sir, I will be out as soon as I can. And about the other story I had today, you might want to look at it, sooner rather than later; it's about Voltage. ...Yes sir, that's perfectly fine. Thanks, I'll be right out, bye." He sighed, long and loud, and went to retrieve his camera bag. Another trip back to Banner Street Station, and hopefully Voltage wasn't around, that or he wouldn't realize who had filmed him the first time. It was times like these when he wished he had a mustache to shave off.
Then he had a realization of his own as he rode to the ground in the elevator - they would probably have a reporter on scene, and since they were probably too cheap to send another one out, he'd probably end up filming this Iris person for himself, in her first field session. This could be really bad, or really good, he thought. He shouldered his camera equipment and stepped back out onto the sidewalk, took the metro across town, and found himself back where he started once again. Sure enough, as he stepped out into the light once more, he got a text with a phone number, someone from higher up found it fit to send him Iris' phone number, so he gave it a dial. Hopefully she hadn't gone too far...