[solid] "Fear, treachery, blood lust. Thousands of years ago, these were the forces that ruled our world. A world where prey were scared of predators. And predators had an uncontrollable, biological urge to maim and maul." Back then, the world was divided in two - vicious predators and meek prey. But over time, they evolved and looked beyond their primitive savage ways. Now, predator and prey live in harmony and every young mammal has multitudinous opportunities...or do they really? Thousands of years later, nothing really changed. Although mammals have supposedly evolved. The divide between predator and prey is still present, and the roles of each have been more or less switched. Introducing...Zootopia! Once a symbol of freedom, civility, and ultimate peace between predator and prey, it has since decayed into complete segregation and subjugation. Now, it is the prey on top, ruling over their carnivorous brethren, restricting their occupations, emotions, and lives. All predators are tagged and forced to wear collars that 'prevents' them for getting too emotional in their lives. Jobs to predators are restricted based on their species. Even the prey are subject to this new way of life, being expected to stay as far away from predators as possible, and receiving harsh punishments for any attempt to sympathize with predators. Fear, treachery, bloodlust. That's how the world operated, and that's how it continues to operate... Welcome, to Zoodystopia! [/solid] Heyo! It's me! Cringey Nue person, bringing to you an idea I've always wanted to see play out. If you've looked a little bit past the glittery movie Zootopia, then you would've probably heard of it's original idea of having the original world be a little more...darker. Basically, this is how I want this roleplay to pan out, with ties toward that original, more darker idea in mind, just taken a bit further. In this rp, Prey rules over predator in a most cruel and unjust fashion, and you're either with it, or against it, plain and simple. If this were going to be a category, I would list this as more or less a free-form, modern-age grimdark rp. The RP will have a more clearly defined plot in the near future, and I'm hopefully planning on getting a co-gm to help me with that! So, I'm throwing up an interest check on ZEJ! I've done several interest checks before, with rather limited success, and I have seen common problems with this idea that that I wish to bring up here, to let you know I understand the issues, and is very willing to take steps and make changes to solve these problems: Spoiler: problems 1. It's too furry: Well, when one makes an rp based off of a move with an entirely mammalian cast, ofc it's going to be a bit hairy. To be honest, I still haven't found a good solution to the problem, aside from a complete re-work of the rp, because a key component is based off of this. I could incorporate humans as one of the 'mammals discussed', and that they too, live side-by-side as a species of Zootopia, but this seems a bit...off to me, and probably to those who've seen the movie. If you have any suggestions for this, I would love to hear it, and I don't want this to deter people from the RP because of this. 2. Are there any canon characters? No. Nobody from the movie (save for maybe one side-character) will be in this RP, mainly because I don't need that drama here. Removing canon altogether seems like the best option for me. 3. Grimdark??? Umm. Yup. Darkness. But nothing too horrible. I'll try to keep this all pg-13. But yeah, death may or may not happen idk... So, if you guys are interested, or have any question/comments/concerns, please let me know! I'm also looking for a good CO-GM to help me out, if you are interested.