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Realistic or Modern Heartfelt Lies - The Deteriorating Relationships RP

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Currently the RP:
Has just allowed for players to begin joining the discord and start work on their characters.
Signups: Open


"If Love leads to Pain then Why Love at all?"

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Koibiito ♥️ Communication
... Next Stage.

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    In our humble town, Kusatsu, there used to exist two different schools. On one side of Kusatsu, there was a single school dedicated exclusively for Boys. Likewise on the other end of town, there existed a single school dedicated solely to Girls. The next school was in the next prefecture over, a two hour train ride away.

    After years of falling student numbers. as well as the deterioration of the quality of both of the schools, it was decided that the two would be combined as Yuzu Municipal High School. But, as it turned out - a plot existed in order to have this final, combined school to be closed as well. Certain organizations sought to use the glaring differences and distrust between the male and female students in order to have all the land the three schools sat on for their own interests. It was thanks to the work of certain individuals and their Gender Relations Club that the the plot failed. In spite of what everyone thought would happen, Yuzu High did not close. Instead, the students were able to break down the barriers that existed between them, and came together to save their school. It went from being one of the top 25 lowest ranking schools in the country, to being in the top 25% in the nation. An almost unprecedented level of improvement.

    While you may not have been on of those now legendary students from the now retired 'Gender Relations Club', you were directly affected by the things that they did for the school. While at one point you may have looked at the students of the opposite gender with distrust - you know count several among your circle of friends just like normal. Towards a certain someone though, you found yourself even closer than just friends.

    A year ago, you never could've imagined you'd manage to be in a relationship with someone - having been raised in one of the gender specific schools for all your life, the idea of 'dating' was a foreign, an fantastical concept to you. At first, you two just chatted casually, but eventually you found yourselves wanting to be in each other's company more and more. Before you two knew it, everyone had already acknowledged you two were together. You two got along so well that you didn't realize the time you hung out together qualified as dates. But, at this point there was no hiding it. Together, you were now a couple.

    But then... something happened.

    After that, things between you two weren't as amiable as it was before. The more and moreyou attempted to go back to how things were, the deeper the divide between you two grew.
    All the happy moments. All the warm moments. All the moments you were looking to forward to every day started to become more and more sour with each bad experience.

    "Maybe we should stop this."
    You realize you have to choke back on those kinds of words each time you two meet.

    Was the thing between you two real?
    Can we work this out?
    Or will it finally fall apart?

    Do we really need to continue on telling each another these Heartfelt Lies?

In Summary:

Heartfelt Lies is a Japanese High School Relationship RP. Taking place at the end of a a story, players create characters who are shipped with another character. This will lead to the roleplay of a 1x1 where the two characters are trying to mend their relationship after some type of discord between the two. The RP, which will begin Mid-June and run through the end of July, will challenge players to act out being in an already developed relationship, and in acting out settling disputes with another character. It is hoped that players will get some useful experience out of sincerely tackling this facet of Rping a relationship with someone.

Heartfelt Lies Release Timeline:
This RP one shot is run as a 'thing to do over summer'

Posting of this thread thru Mid May : General Interest Vibecheck to decide on whether to run the One-Shot.
Mid-May thru Mid-June : Character Creation
After Mid-June :
Shipping of Characters through Player Voting to Create Pairs.
July 31st :
Technical End of Event - Voting on Favorite 1x1, Favorite Characters, etc. Players can take as long as they want to, to finish their 1x1s though.


Did you participate in the original Koibiito Communication (Koicomi) last year, and are interested in participating Heartfelt Lies?

Once again, Ehb would like to thank you very much for having participated in that previous One-Shot. Even if you did not manage to fully complete it through to the end, I am grateful for whatever effort you had put in.

Because Heartfelt Lies is basically the continuation of Koicomi you are allowed to directly port over your character from the previous RP, provided they were accepted previously. Though you may possibly need to add a thing or two, the scariest part of the sheets, their 'Bio during their time through Koicomi's main story' will have already been completed.

Additionally, if you did complete your 1x1s, you can choose to continue into Heartfelt Lies with that same relationship as a natural continuation, to RP with your partner again!
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Thank you all for showing tentative interest!

We can expect me to formally open up a Discord for the RP during Mid-May, according to schedule. Though, that might be advanced forward if so many people start showing interest that I need to implement a cutoff of sorts. Until then, feel free to ask questions and just keep an eye on that announcement.

People who are really, really wanting to start things off early with making a character early are free to look over the previous Koicomi Communication Signup Process as detailed in the previous RP's interest check. The character sheet there and the sheet for this RP will very likley be very similar, though probably will have some things added. Again, if anyone has questions about anything, feel free to ask! Note though, that if you go this route that characters who started in this RP (Heartfelt Lies) were not a part of the Gender Relations Club. As that distinction is reserved for the previous cast.

See you all in the next announcement!


After your character is accepted, you can either choose to collaborate with another player's character and become a pair. Alternatively, you can have your character Shipped with another player's character through 'Ship Voting', where players with accepted characters vote on who they think make the best pairs and give a little bit of explanation as to why which helps with planning your 1x1. This was how it was originally done in the original Koibiito Communication.

Once the pairs are decided, you'll both be given a Discord Thread to plan out your 1x1 before you start it. In this planning stage you'll be asked to eventually submit a Synopsis of your 1x1 so people reading can have an idea what your 1x1 is about. You'll also be asked to categorize your 1x1 based one of the RP's core Conflict Themes. Those themes being: Stagnation, Pity, and Betrayal.

It should be stressed that your 1x1s can be about pretty much anything as long as it doesn't break RPnation rules. The themes are there to give you two a starting point, and to help encourage your 1x1s to guide itself along that one theme as your write. It also subtly states just how involved/emotional you two want that 1x1 to become.

Relationships where two characters find that their connection isn't getting any deeper. Where it feels like it's becoming easier to drift apart than it is to reignite their interest in one another. This is the most broad type of theme. One possible example is two people who start dating and feel like they don't know how to go any further.

Relationships where characters start to feel like the person they are with is someone they're forcing themselves to stay with. One possible example of this is characters being in an arranged marriage.

Relationships that have been shaken by something that one partner has done to another that is starting to pull them apart. One possible example of this is a character being publicly embarrassed or lied to by their partner, and something that is still being brought up each time they meet weeks after it happened with detrimental results.

Additionally, a fourth optional theme, Cheating can be chosen. It is an optional theme that requires participating players to write out statements affirming that this is just an RP and they're Roleplaying it for fun. A third volunteer character from the cast would be made available for this role if desired.
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Alright everyone, vibe check... checks out! We will proceed with running this one shot!
This post will detail the story related elements to your character. A little extra time was taken to make illustrations for this story section to pique interest.
Further information about Signups and the Final Version of the Character Sheet Skeleton should come in a day or so.

One of the things to note that while the highlight of the RP is the relationship drama... there's another important facet to what makes Heartfelt Lies special. It is the idea that each character lived through an entire story together in regards to the merging of the former Boys' and Girls' schools, and the efforts that were made to prevent their combined school from closing down.

The character(s) your create for this one shot should be able to reflect that they lived through this story and were changed by it. While you are free to not think too hard about the below's prologue section (unless you're interested in the planned full version of this RP) please take special note of what is detailed in the other tab 'Common Route / Core Canon' - as that will be very important when you create your character's Bio!

Heartfelt Lies - Story Background

  • At any given point in time, exactly half of the world is experiencing joy.
    Ergo, at any given point in time, the other half of the world is experiencing sadness.
    Thus, it's important to cherish the times that bring us joy, and in the times we struggle, we must endure until it changes.


    ...because it is through the suffering that you endure that an equal amount of happiness is paid for for another.
    And of course, any happiness you experience comes at a cost that is paid for by someone else.

    I told you all of these things back then... in yet you still chose to follow me here.
    Certainly, that part of you I can't help but like. That's probably the reason why I put your heart back together.

    Oh? You don't remember me?

    Well, don't be scared.
    Of course you don't remember, nor is there really any shame in it.

    You see: even when a soul is reconstructed perfectly, things such as 'memories' and 'relationships' become fleeting, not unlike waking up from a dream.

    Those fleeting sentiments dissipate soon after the soul that housed them ceased to be. But even then, that same 'rebuilt' person will still probably have the same 'values', and tendencies. They might go on to have different hobbies, have different friends - things like that. But, when it comes to decisions of 'character' you'll probably choose in a the same way that speaks to your heart no matter what story your life plays through.

    But, what I can tell you for certain, is that 'You' made a promise. Since, you no longer remember me, you can think of me as nothing more than an executor of a contract that was willed to you from your previous self.

    Or, in other words: I've done most of what I had promised I'd do for you.

    There's just one more thing though.
    I have one final instruction for you. Are you prepared to hear it?

    That instruction is simply:

    "Live your best life this time around."

    And with that, my part of the contract is fulfilled. The rest is up to you now.



    Even if I told you now, you're going to forget in a few moments you know?
    In the context of eternity, I'll see you pretty soon enough.

    But... even so.

    Let's meet again in that place.
    And there, just like before then...


    Could you ask for me to be your friend again?

    The image of the girl in the chair etches itself into your memory.
    In your next life, you occasionally experience a reoccurring dream of this moment.

    But by the time you're old enough to think of the significance of this dream...
    The details are so hazy that you can't even remember what color her hair was.
    But even so... the sentiment to 'Meet Again' remains the same.

    The last sentiments of your previous life wash away like a recceeding wave.
    But a new stream of emotion rushes upon you with gentle yet firm force.

    You are filled with the breath of life...
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Alright minna...! I hope nothing blew up!
This is the information for creating a character for Heartfelt Lies! Hopefully I ported and re-contextualized everything properly~!

If there are any questions not adressed by this or any previous post properly, please feel free to ask!

TLDR of this Post

1 - This post includes the Character Sheet.
2 - This post includes two tabs worth of considerations to making your character and can be looked at as a sort of FAQ and sheet standards thingy.
4 - A discord thread will be made available and will be used as the OOC. To get an invitation, please leave a reaction to the intro post of the thread. AND make sure you've made a reply in this thread at least once.
5 - Additionally, a 'mock story mode' of the events in the common route will be run within the discord - which is optional.
6 - People interested in Ehb posting an example of a completed character sheet can choose their perferred character based on the type of reaction left to this particular post.
7 - Ehb will be available on this thread and on the eventual discord for questions and help.

Finally, A Discord and a Dedicated Character Sheet Page for this RP shall be made once Ehb Recouperates from the past 2 posts. Again, feel free to use this OOC for questions/comments/conversation until then!
Thank you very much for reading!

  • Considerations to Making Your Character and their role in the Common Route

    This is the whole story of the common route? It's sort of vague isn't it?
    Yes it's vague on purpose. It lays out problems faced and the fact that they were resolved. This vagueness is to allow for wiggle room when you write your character and when you do your 1 to 1s. Your confessing character has the room to be like: "I was really impressed when you did that thing in the culture festival!"

    Wait, does that mean that I have to know EVERYTHING EACH CHARACTER did specifically in the story?
    No, you don't have to have each character memorized. Think of it this way: the idea is that in each 1 to 1 you and your partners were sort of like the main characters of the story. So it is totally possible that in one of the 1 to 1's someone's character won first in the relay race. In another 1 to 1, someone else can be the one who won the relay race.

    But wait, then what was everyone else's characters doing in me and my partner's version of the story then?
    Again, it is generally left vague. Unless you opt for it, the actions of the other players in the common route is more flavor as opposed to having been what directly lead to your romance. For example, your character is a class clown type. They're the love interest in their own 1 to 1 with their partner, but they're generally regarded as the class clown if they get referenced in any other 1 to 1.

    What if I want to have another player's character be involved in my own 1 to 1?
    Note that there should be no NTR unless you choose for your 1x1 conflict to be on the theme of 'Cheating'.
    But if you want to have a 'friend character' who helps encourage the romance along to help out, you can involve them in your 1 to 1. That is up to you, your partner, and the person you want to involve. You might want to have that extra person because you want that third party to help you along in the romance kind of like that girl-friend or guy-friend who gives good advice. That will be allowed.

    Did my character HAVE TO come from the Boys' School or Girls' school before the merge?
    Yes. It is mandatory that in the common route they went to their respective genders' school at the start of the Common Route. This is because some players will be tempted to have their two characters just be genderbent versions of that character. THAT IS ALLOWED. But, those two will still have lived rather different lives in that they canonically attended their gender respective school. At their core they may be the same soul, same core values and disposition... But the circumstances that they grow up in will STILL make them two different characters. But again, I'm not saying all characters should just be genderbent versions of each other either. Write characters who you really feel like you can understand.

    Can I make my character a transfer student?
    Yes. It is allowed. But they will have to at least been at their gender specific school for at least a single year before the Merge into Yuzu High. The reason for this is that they should have also experienced the trouble of getting the two student bodies to work together in the Common Route as well.

    So Just how much are you expecting us to know about the common route? Like what level am I supposed improvise details a story that just exists as a summary?
    When creating your character I would say to think of it like this: Your Character sheet is basically not too far off from being an well taken care of fan wikia article entry for a main character of a show that has basically finished. It should feel like it 'was written by someone who watched the whole show and liked and understood it enough to write said wikia article'. It should have a feel of being writing about a completed or at least nearly completed piece of media. That may be tough, I know.

    The Character Sheet is too much! Are you actually trying to discourage people from completing it?!
    What the GM, Ehb is worried about in this RP is people putting this massive amount of effort, genuinely intending to RP a (Fictional) Romance Ship with their partner, and having that partner dip out on them, or give up after they feel like they can't make up any chemistry. Yes. These sheets are purposefully designed to be as detailed as possible to not only ensure anyone who isn't fully committed will give up before voting for ships begins. Of course the sheets are also heavily detailed so that you partner has plenty of material to work off and so that you yourself have a good grasp of the character you create and play. Remember, this RP assumes your character participated through the entire story, thus, I believe it is reasonable to have an entire story's worth of material written for them in those sheets. In addition, it is hoped that after you complete these sheets, RPing a Shipped Romance and confession with another character it going to be easy in comparison for you.

    Ehb! Why are you being so nitpicky on the sheets? How are you going to work with what's likely going to be a small pool of characters with such high standards!?
    Despite the interest now, another potential scenario of the rp Crashing and Burning is if there are less than 3 pairs of characters that are accepted before the 'end of Mid-June deadline'. Again, I accept that this whole idea can crash and burn, but on this occasion I will hold high standard as I want the pool of potentially shippable characters and players to be as high quality as possible for them. Given that it will already be hard to improvise a sincere (fictional) romance with strangers.

    What if there's less than 3 pairs of characters / players accepted by the deadline?
    I really just sort of removes the 'Vote for Shipping' aspect. Ehb will ask the remaining accepted players if they wish proceed with the 1 to 1's with the 1-2 people. They can either pair together, or Ehb will use their backup characters and proceed with the 1 to 1's like normal. The Most Active Days in the OOC will likely be when ships are formally voted on. Please be sure to keep a keen eye on the discord via your computer and phone as Ehb will just start going 'Alright Vote on a Ship!' then 'Okay these characters still need to be shipped, vote again!' until everyone is paired.

"Wait Ehb! I want an Example Character sheet!"
Example Character Sheet Vote and Mock Story Mode

Sure. I'd be happy to make an example character sheet if people wish for it.
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If that is the case, please vote on a character for Ehb to flesh out into a full sheet below:

Additionally, that chosen character will be used for the RP's optional 'Mock Story Mode' event on the Heartfelt Lies Discord to be held from the opening of the discord up until signups are complete / Before Pairs are Voted on. Players who participate in that story mode through to the end will have their character put on the RP's finalized group splash cover.

Again, it should be iterated that participation in this story mode is completely optional.

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    Kimber Rift is a recent transfer student to Yuzu Municipal High School. Having come from America, she's got lots of interesting stories and experiences to tell about. Her outgoing and sociable personality makes her pretty popular among the student body. Talented in Sports and Music, a lot of people wonder why she'd bother to come out to such a remote town in Japan. "The small town feel totally suits my style more!" She once explained.

    But, as you get to know her throughout the year, you find that she has certain things hidden behind her kind demeanor. Just how much of her is an act, and how much of it is sincere? You feel certain that there are certain parts of her that are propped up, hiding certain insecurities behind them. But what sort of person would you be asking about it out of the blue to a complete stranger?

    Select Kimber as the example character and see her unique perspectives in the mock story by reacting to this interest thread's first post with a heart. ♥️
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I never really understood why reactions were limited differently in each section, but uhm... yep, that pen definitely isn't there for me.

Which isn't a problem because I'm voting Kimber, but ya know... ...RIP Team Yuri.
Huh, I seem to be having the same predicament as well in regards to both the pen and the lightbulb. Strange.
Did I break something, or is the lightbulb supposed to only be available on the first post of the thread? Now I'm even more confused...
Huh, I seem to be having the same predicament as well in regards to both the pen and the lightbulb. Strange.


It looks like light bulbs are only available for the first post!
So I basically just edited it to ask everyone to give that reaction to the opening post. Good thing no one really reacted to that intro post this time around.

Sorry everyone! I didn't realize it worked that way!
This totally sounds like fun! If there’s still slots open, I’d like to give this a try as well!
Not sure if this is possible in this rp, but I was wondering if somebody would be interested in joining a plotline involving (at least one):

- netorare
- unrequited love
- bethrotal (fiancé boy + fiancée girl)
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