PROPOSAL BY: Jaylah Sass
GROUP NAME: Red Light Massage
TYPE: Massage Parlor
BACKSTORY: While the massage parlor is in the seediest part of Dead End, RLD, it's also incredibly important to me to stay true to my character and true to realism. That being said, I would like to run the massage parlor as a sensual massage parlor over the more obvious option of bluntly a brothel. While the brothel idea promotes sex more openly, I like the idea of building it up through RP to create ongoing storyline.The idea here is that since prostitution is generally illegal, the seedier parts of the parlor would not be publicly advertised or promoted, even though in Dead End the police tend to turn a blind eye to such things. As in real sensual massage parlors - and yes they do exist! Things are more hush hush, and done by code words quite often. Upon first glance for a first customer, the parlor would appear to be just that… a normal operating massage parlor. However, through RP and in due time, along with IC word of mouth, reoccurring clients have the ability to uncover the more sensual aspects of the massage. I've taken the time to do some research on this, and it's standard practice that a sensual masseuse usually does not offer the option of extra services until after a few returning visits when the client can be trusted. The subject is usually brought up in terms that aren't so blunt. Happy Endings are referred to as 'releases', not straight up, "do you want a hand job?" and of course there will be different options for that (and price levels too). If I had the opportunity to take over as management for the parlor I'd elaborate more on these terms and try to provide the info for staff to use as well. As far as my character goes she would not be the type to openly bribe or admit such seedy details, she'd try to keep it hush, and herself would be more tight knit about who made it on the 'client list'. Having more lax employees who just bribe about giving their sexual favors however will still be welcome.. it'd create for some fun IC conflicts which I thrive on.
UNIQUE: Well it's no secret that sexual RP is a huge, thriving part of Dead End, considering it's one of the sims themes. There are many businesses in Dead End that their theme is very bluntly and openly sex, but not many that do it on a more discreet level. The reason I think this is unique is it offers more ongoing storyline when it comes to sexual RP. Rather then just hopping over to the porn studio or going to the bar and then hooking up with someone - the idea of the parlor would be to build up to that through RP and character interaction. Now I'm not saying by any means there is anything wrong with a quickie or a hook up in RP. But that doesn't fit ever characters agendas. For example the innocents of DE after many visits to the parlor maybe become curious and pay for a service or are even forced into one. Cheating spouses, professionals, etc, who are looking to be more ICly quiet about their risqué activity. What I am getting at here is that there are many opportunities for creative build up to sexual RP over time, and to make that RP ongoing if the player wants. The idea of keeping the sexual aspect quiet creates gossip and IC whispering which leads someone to the parlor to see if it's 'true', is exactly I want to happen.
EXP:Some may already know I do already run the Cinema in Dead End and have for over a year. While I have tried to do seedier things with the Cinema, it never quite took off the way I wanted it to. The Cinema has remained more of a date spot or hang out for the people of Dead End and I am okay with that. I am very active here in DE and have the time to split between two businesses. I'll work hard to keep the RP active in both, promote and plan events at both, etc. I would like to think I'm very approachable and friendly OOCly, and I have the patience to stick it out when a business is slow, as shown by the Cinema. I know it takes lots of time spent at the building, and sometimes RPing with yourself to draw in others and I'm willing to do just that. I love to help people create and continue ongoing storylines and that's what I'd aim to do here.
IDEAS:As mentioned prior, I'd really like the sexual RP here to be built up gradually through storyline. I already have plenty of ideas in mind for services offered for both general massages and sensual massages. Ideally I'd like to be able to get enough staff on hand so clients of any sexual orientation would be able to find a masseuse that would fit their needs, but I know that will take time. As far as events go I plan on offering IC specials and coupons through the daily and handing them out, as well as word of mouth. I would also eventually in the long run like to build up some RP with the DEPD, whether it be them doing an ongoing investigation to try and bust the prostitution services, a raid, anything they might have in mind. There is also the idea and opportunity of pillow talk gossip that I've thought about. Regular costumers over time may spill IC information that could lead to blackmail, extortion, or any type of IC conflicts, really… in all different types of combinations. Ex. maybe a client opens up to a masseuse, and a masseuse gets a little chatty with the next client... the next thing we know IC information has just been spread from one faction to another. That's something I'd rather just happen naturally however instead of making it a main theme or forced.
OTHER:I've spent some time thinking out the details but I'm by no means perfect and always open to critique and feedback, and I know from experience sometimes things have to change with the flow of RP. I'm always willing to adapt. The main reason I wanted to do this is to hopefully get some more active RP going in the RLD again.
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