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Old 09-15-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Shedim of the Media - stars in their own right

Shedim are always a problem, but one interesting thought occured to me: consider a Shedite who also has the Lilim of The Media attunement. They have a Role - that is not attached to a body.
How?

Well, The Media is the one place this is possible, because certain character roles are played by multiple actors - not just the big roles such as James Bond and Doctor Who, but also minor roles, especially in voice acting. So the real 'owner' of a character role isn't the company or actor, but the Shedite who possesses it, changing actors the way the actors change clothes.

So if you are playing a Shedite of The Media, consider creating a personality that you portray (and remember that using the character's name instead of your own will make it easier to win Will-Wars!)
The character should be broad enough for the occasional guest appearance in other shows, and acceptable enough that you can have your own spin-off series should you be Knighted. How famous you are is determined by your Corporeal Forces - make sure that the character can work at every level from bit-part through to world famous!

And of course, as a 'reward' fans can be 'coached' in the art of being your character - just possess them and start filming. The resulting youtube videos can only help your career.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Shedim of the Media - stars in their own right

Hah!

That could be extended to all the cookie-cutter starlets that all look the same to me. The reason they're mostly interchangeable is because they're mostly interchangeable.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: Shedim of the Media - stars in their own right

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The reason they're mostly interchangeable is because they're mostly interchangeable.
I can imagine an acting coach who tells his pupils to "open up, and let the spirit of the role possess you" thus waiving their chance to resist possession.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: Shedim of the Media - stars in their own right

Er, if that attunement isn't already listed as "partially restricted" or something along those lines, it probably ought to be for this very reason. I doubt I'd let a Shedite player take it.

... But if I were to allow it, I'd have to insist that the PC figure out some clever way to make it work, like:
  • Liberal use of Songs like Celestial Form, Ethereal Light, and Possession;
  • a specially-designed construct that they can possess like a vessel;
  • they're actually undercover for the Game and so have that Shedite attunement;
  • they switch between two hosts who are identical twins...

... or something along those lines.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:10 PM   #5
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Default Re: Shedim of the Media - stars in their own right

Or it could just be yet another case of The Other Darrin.

All those hairless apes look alike anyway, right?
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #6
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I guess there are internet celebrities, too. I could see a Shedite with a Role that's little more than a well-known handle...
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:30 AM   #7
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Or just a star whose face we never see, like the Finnish band Lordi, only more famous?
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