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The Giver



For starters I’d like to be clear. This role play is based of a book called The Giver. There will be some twist but this is not my original idea. Credits to Lois Lowry for making such an amazing book and you should read it if you haven’t already.


In 2020 we came to an all time low. Wars began and the already divided world became even more separated. The world leaders saw this as a problem and came up with a solution. They decided they would start over, and erase everyone’s memories except for one. He was known as the receiver. He would pass the memories of the past from one person when the time came. He was not allowed to share these memories with anyone. There were other leaders, they just didn’t bear the burden of having the memories, feeling the pain, the love, the joy.

Everything is different, but the correct word to describe it would be sameness. This no utopia they made forced us into sameness. But you don’t know that. You don’t know that’s not how it’s always been. Welcome to your new society.


Rules of the Society
  • Children are not allowed to ride bikes before they become 9s.
  • Public apologies are required for causes interruptions to normal schedules.
  • Objects are not to be removed from the recreation area and snacks are to be eaten not hoarded.
  • Stirrings must be reported in order for treatment to take place.
  • Two Children-one male,one female-to each family unit.
  • Bragging and Rudeness are against the rules
  • At the ceremony of 8s, children have their comfort objects taken away.
  • Family Units observe two tellings:
  1. Telling of Feelings at Night

  2. Sharing of Dreams in the Morning

  • The Names of new children are kept secret until the Naming ceremony
  • Community Members are not to look upon one another’s nakedness.
  • Pilots are not to fly over the community.
  • You CANNOT see color. Your character does not know this. Do NOT describe anything in color detail.

Jobs of the Society

Once you have made your character you will be added to the fc’s like normal. Once the ceremony has happened you will be pmed a list of rules that are for your job. Please include the job you most show interest in from the list below. DO NOT PICK RECEIVER AS A JOB. I will be giving that.


Birthmother - In this position, a young woman is pampered for three years as she gives birth each year; after than, she will become a Laborer.

Engineer - So, the engineer creates and designs blueprints and oversees constructions of buildings, etc.

Assistant and Director of Recreation- They will organize the various activities of the community

Fish Hatchery Attendant - You will watch over the fish eggs, and make sure they are sterile.

Rehabilitation Center worker - They have to design some new equipment for the injured.

Food Production - This job could be at the school or other institution.

Caretaker of the Old - Being assigned this position mean you are tasked with taking care of the Elders.

Doctor- takes care of the sick

Nurturer - A nurturer cares for the infants. They also release them if they do not progress.

Instructor of the different age groups - For example this is a teacher.

Representative of the Department of Justice - They are essentially an attorney for the community.

Speaker - This person makes the public announcements. (Will be pmed about announcements that need to be made.)

Receiver of Memory - This job is given to a selected member. They will be the keeper of memories for the community. The previous Receiver of Memory, who has been given memories of war, pain, joy, color, light, and music, all from a time before the community existed departed and these memories are lost.

Chief Elder - This is the leader of the community. (I will be the Chief Elder.)


This does not mean you can only reserve the following. This is just reserves with important jobs such as controlling the community

Reserves Needed:

Council member (3) - @EmilyJunkie @benitz786
Judge (1) - @Eccentric

The Giver (1) - @Aesthetic_epyy


Important Links

Face-claims: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-ROj8zHL-kMBfDxT8tHp9APz1NxfVmnTI7B1UFONb7E

Sign ups: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/153UZmlSuF5K_PUhtlKK3KiYE8-P7qRNdeSZtT4aGwCg

Job sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10VaiwDjAH4gvyqQSFH7bdat9DUYk0Mxm2We2gQAW2nI

Assigned Families: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10ljugg4HuSu4HITAvkZM610_QyC6t8clgfGwVG4qkGY

Application for a spouse: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gNiMyoh_GTbSJ6YtXvSVaxcsDa1YUzEA-LPJKc2FpG0

Writing test: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nw2p35JbYqVSLS9jTqDSqGyNBY4B6a7kcRO60_nNIzM


Before I forget:

Long Summary of The Giver

The giver is written from the point of view of Jonas, an eleven-year-old boy living in a futuristic society that has eliminated all pain, fear, war, and hatred. There is no prejudice, since everyone looks and acts basically the same, and there is very little competition. Everyone is unfailingly polite. The society has also eliminated choice: at age twelve every member of the community is assigned a job based on his or her abilities and interests. Citizens can apply for and be assigned compatible spouses, and each couple is assigned exactly two children each. The children are born to Birthmothers, who never see them, and spend their first year in a Nurturing Center with other babies, or “newchildren,” born that year. When their children are grown, family units dissolve and adults live together with Childless Adults until they are too old to function in the society. Then they spend their last years being cared for in the House of the Old until they are finally “released” from the society. In the community, release is death, but it is never described that way; most people think that after release, flawed newchildren and joyful elderly people are welcomed into the vast expanse of Elsewhere that surrounds the communities. Citizens who break rules or fail to adapt properly to the society’s codes of behavior are also released, though in their cases it is an occasion of great shame. Everything is planned and organized so that life is as convenient and pleasant as possible.

Jonas lives with his father, a Nurturer of new children, his mother, who works at the Department of Justice, and his seven-year-old sister Lily. At the beginning of the novel, he is apprehensive about the upcoming Ceremony of Twelve, when he will be given his official Assignment as a new adult member of the community. He does not have a distinct career preference, although he enjoys volunteering at a variety of different jobs. Though he is a well-behaved citizen and a good student, Jonas is different: he has pale eyes, while most people in his community have dark eyes, and he has unusual powers of perception. Sometimes objects “change” when he looks at them. He does not know it yet, but he alone in his community can perceive flashes of color; for everyone else, the world is as devoid of color as it is of pain, hunger, and inconvenience.

At the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas is given the highly honored Assignment of Receiver of Memory. The Receiver is the sole keeper of the community’s collective memory. When the community went over to Sameness—its painless, warless, and mostly emotionless state of tranquility and harmony—it abandoned all memories of pain, war, and emotion, but the memories cannot disappear totally. Someone must keep them so that the community can avoid making the mistakes of the past, even though no one but the Receiver can bear the pain. Jonas receives the memories of the past, good and bad, from the current Receiver, a wise old man who tells Jonas to call him the Giver.

The Giver transmits memories by placing his hands on Jonas’s bare back. The first memory he receives is of an exhilarating sled ride. As Jonas receives memories from the Giver—memories of pleasure and pain, of bright colors and extreme cold and warm sun, of excitement and terror and hunger and love—he realizes how bland and empty life in his community really is. The memories make Jonas’s life richer and more meaningful, and he wishes that he could give that richness and meaning to the people he loves. But in exchange for their peaceful existence, the people of Jonas’s community have lost the capacity to love him back or to feel deep passion about anything. Since they have never experienced real suffering, they also cannot appreciate the real joy of life, and the life of individual people seems less precious to them. In addition, no one in Jonas’s community has ever made a choice of his or her own. Jonas grows more and more frustrated with the members of his community, and the Giver, who has felt the same way for many years, encourages him. The two grow very close, like a grandfather and a grandchild might have in the days before Sameness, when family members stayed in contact long after their children were grown.

Meanwhile, Jonas is helping his family take care of a problem newchild, Gabriel, who has trouble sleeping through the night at the Nurturing Center. Jonas helps the child to sleep by transmitting soothing memories to him every night, and he begins to develop a relationship with Gabriel that mirrors the family relationships he has experienced through the memories. When Gabriel is in danger of being released, the Giver reveals to Jonas that release is the same as death. Jonas’s rage and horror at this revelation inspire the Giver to help Jonas devise a plan to change things in the community forever. The Giver tells Jonas about the girl who had been designated the new Receiver ten years before. She had been the Giver’s own daughter, but the sadness of some of the memories had been too much for her and she had asked to be released. When she died, all of the memories she had accumulated were released into the community, and the community members could not handle the sudden influx of emotion and sensation. The Giver and Jonas plan for Jonas to escape the community and to actually enter Elsewhere. Once he has done that, his larger supply of memories will disperse, and the Giver will help the community to come to terms with the new feelings and thoughts, changing the society forever.

Please read this if you haven’t read the book.


Tags

@Aesthetic_epyy
@Skyler2
@Xx_Alyssa_xX
@Tellyg47
@TL_DR
@CerealKiller
@duck
@Nil
@euphoriaa
@Maddy

Reserves:
1 Boy | 1 Girl - @Skyler2
2 Girls - @GlitterFist
1 Boy | 1 Girl - @euphoriaa
1 character - @benitz786
1 Girl - @SilverKittrn

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Can I reserve the giver?

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Yep the max is three characters so you can have two basic characters after that.

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Could I reserve a spot as a Judge?

I’m so excited to be a part of this! I love dystopian settings so eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! This’ll be amazing :partying_face:

I love the series Lowry writes, it really leaves a lot up to imagination.

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This seems really fun and interesting! Though I’ve never read the book, I’m tempted to go out and buy it. I dont think we can really reserve characters. That’s what the writing test is for, right? Anywho, I cant fill out the form now but I’ll be able to tomorrow. So is there anyway that you could remind me in the next week if I still havent signed up? I have a terrible memory. Also, when is this starting?

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@jiya.writes perfect opportunity :joy:

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Also reserve doctor

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Whoa a lot to take in. Yes you can reserve one very important character and then two normal characters if you want. If you are a normal character you will go through the society like Jonas did in the book.

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It doesn’t work like that… in the book you get assigned jobs… you reserve a normal character and then I’ll see what job best suits you in the traits you choose and all that. But now that you want doctor you’ll probably get it.

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I read the book shjtfsshfs
Can I reserve a council member

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Moved to sign ups :smiley_cat::green_heart::eyes::sparkles:

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Yes

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Thank you lady

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Okay, can I reserve two normal characters?

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Yep genders?

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Just one girl and one boy. Or whichever you need the most.

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Well no one has reserved a normal character so…

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I did the writing test!

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Mhm.

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Did you do it twice?