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 The Blank
theJOKER
 Posted: Jan 29 2016, 03:51 PM
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The Blank is a loose collective of individuals rebelling against society, connected only by the vague idea of freedom, and by their blank white masks.

I came up with the idea while trying to take BLANKQUEEN (as well as her servants, the poorly named "Anarchists") and do the themes right. The original character had way too many similarities to Heath Ledger's Joker, so I decided to roll with parts of that, as well as taking inspiration from 4chan (specifically /b/ ), The Red Hood identity from Batman, Jerome from Gotham, as well as Anonymous.

And thus BLANKQUEEN went from being a singular entity who was the fear of Chaos, and instead became a collective identity/infectious idea (a-la "Ferratus his fetters freshly forged" from Chain Mail), representing the fear of freedom, all the aspects. The public fears of freedom leading to chaos and disorder are just as big a theme as individuals fears of having the responsibility that comes with freedom.

Very much founded on the idea that anonymity fosters freedom for both good and bad, as well as the concept of an immortal idea, The Blank is only a Fear in the loosest sense of the term, harkening back more to the concept of "Fears as metephors", rather than as monsters.

Also, The Blank is open-source, unlike BLANKQUEEN.

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I do have to add that in the story ideas I'm toying with, the original BLANKQUEEN character still exists in the form of "Alexandra Clark" a.k.a. "theQUEEN" (an obvious play on the characters original name, and my username because playing cards). She was the founder of The Blank, though used it more to cause chaos and become infamous. Very much inspired by Jerome from Gotham, and a deconstruction of BLANKQUEEN showing her as a manipulative, hypocritical edgelord attention-whore who is willing to do anything to be in the limelight, even if it means starting a pseudo-cult and causing the deaths of many people. Thus the Blank would become a polarizing concept, much like Santa Muerte, to some representing death, destruction, and chaos, but to others representing freedom, acceptance, and empowerment.


"You need people like me so you can point your fuckin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." "

I am the world first Moral Absurdist. I noticed that there was not a philosophical term as such, so I coined it. Moral Absurdism: The belief that the concepts of "good" and evil" do not exist, and that morality is a sham, yet deciding to embrace the absurdity of that and hold a moral system anyways. The logical conclusion of nihilism. See also: Absurdism, Existentialism.
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Hunter
 Posted: Jan 29 2016, 05:20 PM
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I like this a lot. A Fear that isn't a monster is a rather new and interesting idea to me. Do the Blank have powers or anything, or are they just a collective of ordinary people loosely collected by the idea of Chaos? Either way, it's super cool.
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theJOKER
 Posted: Jan 29 2016, 05:46 PM
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Nope, no powers. Just ordinary people loosely collected by the idea of freedom. Though, what said freedom means differs from person to person. In a lot of ideas I've toyed with, supernatural powers are either very grounded a-la UNBREAKABLE, or are just left out almost entirely. I personally find it much easier to write about "normal" people.


"You need people like me so you can point your fuckin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." "

I am the world first Moral Absurdist. I noticed that there was not a philosophical term as such, so I coined it. Moral Absurdism: The belief that the concepts of "good" and evil" do not exist, and that morality is a sham, yet deciding to embrace the absurdity of that and hold a moral system anyways. The logical conclusion of nihilism. See also: Absurdism, Existentialism.
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Hunter
 Posted: Jan 29 2016, 05:55 PM
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Huh. Interesting. Let's start brainstorming for some things that could add more things to this idea.

* Underground secret group associated with freedom, basing their ideas off of Aliester Crowley's saying, "Do what thou wilt."

* Loose organization with the goal of trying to sever all ties with humanity and Fears, trying to become "free" of their will.

* Both ideas merged, a secret group trying to replace the Fears' intervention with a purely deistic view of free will.
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theJOKER
 Posted: Jan 29 2016, 06:05 PM
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Ehh, do what you want with it in yer continuity. For all of my things, it pretty much functions like Anonymous. Anyone could be The Blank. All it takes is the idea, the desire to be free. It's up to each individual to decide what freedom means to them.

So, there very well could be small groups of The Blank founded on the ideas you put forth. However, the idea of The Blank, what it is at it's core, and the idea that spreads, is "Freedom", plain and simple.

That's what the blank white masks symbolize. It's an ironic metaphor, by wearing the blank mask, you are figuratively casting aside the figurative "mask" you wear in every day life. You have freed yourself from the confines of society, and are free to start your life anew. That's why the masks are blank: it shoes that you are an empty canvas, ready to reinvent yourself however you see fit.


"You need people like me so you can point your fuckin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." "

I am the world first Moral Absurdist. I noticed that there was not a philosophical term as such, so I coined it. Moral Absurdism: The belief that the concepts of "good" and evil" do not exist, and that morality is a sham, yet deciding to embrace the absurdity of that and hold a moral system anyways. The logical conclusion of nihilism. See also: Absurdism, Existentialism.
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Vinyl Asylum
 Posted: Jan 30 2016, 02:44 AM
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This seems pretty cool.


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theJOKER
 Posted: Jan 31 2016, 07:15 PM
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QUOTE (Vinyl Asylum @ Jan 29 2016, 07:44 PM)
This seems pretty cool.

Cool, thanks! I've thought it out quite a bit.


"You need people like me so you can point your fuckin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." "

I am the world first Moral Absurdist. I noticed that there was not a philosophical term as such, so I coined it. Moral Absurdism: The belief that the concepts of "good" and evil" do not exist, and that morality is a sham, yet deciding to embrace the absurdity of that and hold a moral system anyways. The logical conclusion of nihilism. See also: Absurdism, Existentialism.
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