Bloodwood High School is hosting a radical reunion at the ultra-exclusive VIP club, The Edge of Eternity. The party's theme will be a totally tubular '80s second-chance prom. The former Killer Bees of Bloodwood High are dusting off their old high school formals. They will soon stroll down the red carpet and push through the elegant entrance of the posh club. While listening to the '80s hits, they will share flaming hot gossip, munch on to-die-for delectable offerings, and show off their accomplishments since graduation long ago.
Phoenix Picklestein, the head of the planning committee and a familiar face to all the former classmates, has thoughtfully included you on the guest list. Of course, there are many people you have no interest in ever seeing again as long as you walk the Earth, but you've weighed your options and have sent in your RSVP card to secure your spot. This is where your story begins.
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Trivia Night Host
Aspen was the plant-obsessed nerd of Bloodwood High School. Always friendly, smiling, and exuding positivity, Aspen made many lifelong friends and has stayed in touch over the years. So it was no surprise to learn that the Terrific Trio (Aspen, Rowan, and Fin) had all sent in their RSVPs to Phoenix Picklestein.
Aspen Snickerfritz is a freelance trivia night emcee who organizes and hosts trivia nights for restaurants, country clubs, and other venues in Bloodwood Falls. Aspen started the business Mindbusters Trivia straight out of high school and has grown to become the best trivia night host in Bloodwood Falls.
Aspen is also known for their obsession with rare and poisonous plants, spending most of their free time locked away in a greenhouse surrounded by peculiar specimens.
Over the last year, Aspen has struggled with hecklers during trivia night events who want to shout the answers to each question and ruin it for the teams who are competing. Slowly but surely, the management of each establishment banned the responsible parties, but Aspen still had to endure the stress of it all.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: (F) Vibrant, off-the-shoulder neon-colored dress with big ‘80s hair. (M) Pastel-colored suit, ruffled shirt, and a bow-tie. White leather loafers.
Rowan was the leader of the Terrific Trio, a nerdy triad of friends whom almost everyone knew and adored back at Bloodwood High School. In high school, Rowan was the president of most academic clubs and the Debate Club Regional Champion. Today, Rowan is a laughter therapist, or so they call themselves. Rowan is what most would refer to as a standup comic and performs at Punchline Palace – a comedy club in town. Rowan can keep any room in stitches and has campaigned to make comedy performances available via medical prescriptions. Rowan passionately believes that laughter is the best medicine and can cure even the most heinous conditions.
Rowan has one slight disadvantage: they can only truly concentrate while dancing. It’s good that they can remember jokes quite easily, or their standup routine would become a dance performance.
Rowan has a large social media following due to their comedy videos online and local performances. Unfortunately, this comic likes to incite social media followers to bully irritating people. Rowan has a long list of foes, which only seems to get longer by the day.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Brightly-colored, oversized jacket with a vintage band t-shirt or a shirt with a funny slogan under your ‘80s jacket (M) or .80's jacket (F). Voluminous hair. Or, dress up like a chicken or other ridiculous thing to get laughs.
Fin blended into the crowded hallways of Bloodwood High School as the silent one of the Terrific Trio – a lovable friend clique. Still, soon after graduation, Hollywood scouts noticed Fin’s stunningly subtle good looks. Fin would love to attend the reunion to show everyone what a success and oceanic icon they’ve become over the years.
Fin can hold their breath for several minutes and is a powerful and graceful swimmer, and that is how they started their career in entertainment as a merperson in underwater theaters, luxury cruise ships, and oceanic theme parks throughout the country. Fin has also done commercials and movie productions and has modeled for jewelry designers in top magazines and television ads. Fin will be the first to tell you that they are ridiculously good-looking. This merperson is relatively book smart but often misunderstands the simplest concepts.
Fin is surprisingly good with computers and has been since high school. Nobody would have ever expected Fin to be able to tap into others' networks, but Fin's been doing this for a long time. If you live near Fin, set your Wi-Fi password to something unhackable.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Merperson costume with ‘80s hair and accessories. Or, you can wear ‘80s prom attire.
Senior Cat Video Curator
Ember was one of the goth kids back at Bloodwood High School. Popular with the post-punk group, Ember often scoffed at conformists and did anything to stand out and display various forms of rebellion. However, Ember has moved on and would like to show their fellow Killer Bees of Bloodwood High that they've accepted societal norms and are a productive member of society.
However, Ember might have put away the heavy combat boots and eyeliner, but if they didn't go to work at the television studio each day, this cat video hunter would be a shut-in. Ember has twelve cats saved from the streets or shelters and refuses to leave home besides to go to their cubicle at WBC TV. Ember is a comedy show's senior cat video curator. The television show, The Hilarious Webisphere, highlights viral videos from various online platforms. Ember spends the workdays combing through social media to find the funniest cat shorts for the program.
Many of Ember's neighbors think it was peculiar that the number of cats at Ember's home doubled - seemingly overnight. The rumor mill in Ember's neighborhood has pitched many theories of what may have happened, but nobody has made perfect sense of the situation.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Cat-themed graphic t-shirt or sweatshirt with brightly colored sequined pants or an ‘80s prom dress/tux with cat ear headband to show your devotion to cats.
Fortune Cookie Writer
Nova wasn't like the other Killer Bees of Bloodwood High School. Nova was always different than the others and had tried running a fortune-telling business during lunches until the principal shut the venture down. Nova turned their love for predictions into a career of writing fortunes for fortune cookies. Nova is excited to reunite with former classmates and to give them their readings that weren't allowed back in the school cafeteria.
Nova is obsessed with numerology and hunts for hidden or secret meanings in number combinations. Nova depends upon numbers to make crucial decisions, such as choosing dates for events, willingness to get on a flight, or using them for various purposes, such as assigning numbers as lucky for career, relationship, health, and financial decisions. Nova has an aversion to the number 7, however.
Those in Nova's inner circle will tell you that Nova has yet to predict anyone's future accurately. Maybe Nova should put away the crystal ball.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Flowing, Bohemian dress or shirt/tunic/pirate's shirt with vibrant or colorful patterns, capturing your free spirit. Big ‘80s hair. Brightly colored pants/tights. ‘80s accessories, with a wide-brimmed hat with decorative feathers.
Robin was one of the notorious class clowns of Bloodwood High School and cannot wait to reconnect with fellow Killer Bees. Robin was among the more outgoing people in the graduating class and routinely demanded attention from everyone when they entered a room. Fortunately, Robin's desire to be the center of attention has stayed the same, and this water slide tester's usually one to get any party started.
Robin enjoys their envious career as a waterslide tester. Many people have been outspoken about how jealous they were of Robin's job – that is, until a recent slide test went afoul, and Robin had an accident and broke both wrists during a trial run. That water slide didn't pass the inspection, and the engineers had to return to the drawing board. Robin earned their paycheck that day and is still recovering from the injuries.
When Robin speaks of high school days, the senior year talent show is always brought up, and Robin will rant for days about how they were unable to perform their cowboy lasso act in hopes of winning the $500 prize money. Robin tends to blame others for their mistakes.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Fun and sporty fashion, such as colorful and patterned jumpsuit, retro sneakers with neon laces. Neon sweatbands – head, wrists. Wearing wrist braces is optional or say you just got them off.
Everyone was surprised that Cam Tinkleheimer, the shy and reserved wallflower at every school function, returned the RSVP to Phoenix Picklestein for the upcoming Bloodwood High School Reunion. It isn't easy to engage with Cam, as they've always struggled to fit in with others – especially given that they are an over-the-top germaphobe who can't go a minute without sanitizing their hands.
Cam's only bit of normalcy is while on stage performing music. Cam is a one-person cover band that writes, produces, and performs original songs. When not on the road or performing at events, Cam is a regular act at The Shadow's Den, a dive bar in town. Cam will ask the crowd for requests but usually doesn't know how to play the songs.
Cam tends to write darkly-themed songs and, on occasion, performs them during gigs to the crowd's dismay. This introverted musician is also known for changing the lyrics of popular songs when performing them, which can be disturbing.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: ‘80s prom attire. Or, you can say you performed this afternoon and wear mismatched patterned clothes (plaid shirt, striped pants, mismatched socks).
Since receiving the announcement, Jordan Wigglesworth hasn’t stopped posting on social media about the upcoming reunion of Bloodwood High School.
Jordan is a teenage nerd-turned-tech tycoon who cannot wait to show off their success to the former hallway bullies. Jordan is a multi-millionaire who made it big with their second tech start-up, Questworks – the world’s most successful standalone interactive entertainment and gaming corporation, serving over five hundred million monthly active users.
Jordan usually has a pocket-size drone to capture and post real-time feeds on social media. Jordan wears custom-made augmented reality glasses that show their net worth in real-time, personal follower counts, subscriber counts, and engagement on social media. Jordan has a signature dance move that mimics typing on an invisible keyboard called Tech Prowess 3000 – a nod to the early days of 20-hour days of coding before the millions were in the bank.
Jordan's company employs many at-home video game testers worldwide. One happens to be a former classmate and Killer Bee of Bloodwood High (Sage Schnitzel). But Jordan is the type of CEO that doesn't mingle with subordinates, so they aren't close and haven't spoken since high school.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: (M) Vibrant-colored, oversized jacket with padded shoulders, shirt, bowtie, and slim-fitted pants. (F) Voluminous taffeta or satin dress with oversized accessories and huge hair.
Alex Snakefright held on to the announcement of the Bloodwood High Reunion until the final day of the RSVP period. Alex finally decided to attend and will be there with bells on. Many people have sarcastically commented that they cannot wait to be around Alex’s smug superiority complex.
Alex is a professor at Ivydale University in the Psychology Department who always thinks they are the most intelligent person in the room. However, Alex’s memory doesn’t quite keep up with the intellect prowess, as they can’t even remember what they had for dinner the night before or their neighbor of ten years’ name. Alex was a superstar soccer player in high school but hasn’t been much for sports or physical fitness since graduation. Alex probably decided to attend the reunion to siphon off a bit of their former glory of being an athlete. Alex is a bit of a hoarder and doesn’t have many friends.
Alex has many research projects at the university and has recently sent a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. However, some people do not want this study to be made public. Also, some folks have said Alex might be studying mind control. Let's all hope that it will be a failure.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: (M) Tailored suit, plum color or other, subtle herringbone or striped. Crisp white shirt with oversized collar. Matching trousers and a pipe for an accessory.
(F) Tailored, plum, satin gown with huge up-do hair and reading glasses.
Hayden Noodles was always known as a rebellious outlaw at Bloodwood High School. Hayden is excited to go to the reunion to show they've patched up their sordid reputation, and today they are an established screenwriter. Albeit Hayden looks the same, drives the same car, and has all the same bad habits that they did in high school, so Hayden has an uphill battle as far as social re-branding goes. Hayden tends to get anxious and does not like enclosed spaces. If Hayden gets nervous, the awkward and rude comments will start to flow unfiltered, as that is their only coping mechanism. Hayden boasts about the scripts they have written, but to date- they have yet to make it on the silver screen. Nevertheless, Hayden keeps the dream alive that they'll make it big one day.
Hayden has many hangups from high school and will hold a grudge for eternity. Hayden is nervous about attending a reunion with so many despicable people, but the few Hayden likes and wants to catch up with are worth sending in the RVSP.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: (M) Slim-fitting, electric blue jacket with a ruffled white buttoned shirt. Tailored pants and skinny tie. (F) Statement-making dress – neon pink or electric blue. Giant earrings, massive hair.
Social Media Influencer
Casey Higgenbottom was on the fence about attending the Bloodwood High School reunion but finally sent their RSVP card to Phoenix Picklestein. Casey is a social media influencer with a large following who puts out family and lifestyle content. In high school, Casey was a varsity cheer squad member and one of the most familiar faces in the hallways. Casey is friendly and outgoing - but this might only be on the surface. Lately, Casey has received many comments from anonymous accounts on social media about how cruel and rude Casey was in school, that Casey is not a good parent to three daughters, and that Casey even got knee-deep into a criminal ring right out of graduation. Of course, Casey denies all of this, but Casey doesn’t know if attending the reunion would make this worse or give Casey redemption. Either way, you can bet that Casey will be posting most of the reunion through social media channels.
Casey deals with haters on various social media channels, but most comments do not bother this influencer, as they are strangers who are most likely envious - in Casey's opinion. But this social media guru's blood boils when people pose as insiders and then say scandalous and false things.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: (M) Fitted blazer, bright red or metallic silver, and trousers: patterned button-up and skinny tie. (F) Standout sequined or metallic mini dress with asymmetry or ruffle accents for an ’80’s vibe.
Avery Cheddarwurst sent their assistant to hand-deliver the RSVP card to Phoenix Picklestein, as they had no doubt they wanted to attend the Bloodwood High School reunion. Bring the nausea meds, as Avery’s boasts about their wealth and success can get a bit sickening – even to the strongest of stomachs. Avery first made their money in real estate investments before becoming a venture capitalist. Avery has their hands on several projects with revenue streams from all directions. Avery was never trustworthy back in high school, and if you speak to anyone who knows Avery today – nothing has changed. Avery is superstitious, will refuse to go near black cats, and won’t step on cracks or walk under ladders. If someone breaks a mirror, Avery must call a crew to vacuum every glass slither before breathing in that room again.
Avery was never a fan of Phoenix but is intrigued to attend the reunion - most likely to show off that they are the most successful person in their graduating class. For this reason, Avery is a bit annoyed that Jordan Wigglesworth will be in attendance. Avery never liked competition.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: (M) Tuxedo and well-groomed hair. (F) Glamorous floor-length luxurious gown (silk, satin, lace) in a jewel tone (emerald, royal blue). Statement jewelry. Soft waves or elegant updo for hair.
Tanning Salon Owner
Phoenix Picklestein is the overzealous organizer of the Bloodwood High School reunion. Unfortunately, Phoenix has been taking the role a bit too seriously and has gone over the top with catering, decorations, and an itinerary of activities scheduled down to the minute. Of course, this comes as no surprise to those in Phoenix’s inner circle, as this business owner is a self-proclaimed foodie and event planner.
Phoenix owns Tantastic Rays – a tanning salon with ten private rooms with UV-blasting beds – all equipped with a sound system, fan, full-length mirrors, and complimentary personal amenities.
Phoenix was prom royalty and one of the popular kids at Bloodwood High. Phoenix hopes to relive the glory days and recapture some of the attention they used to receive.
There are rumors that Phoenix might be struggling financially because of a drastic drop in the client base of the tanning salon. Many people have theories about what is happening, but the truth may unveil itself at the reunion.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: ‘80s prom attire, or you can say you just left work and wear a tropical tree costume, a uniform shirt with Tantastic Rays nametag, or any other business casual attire.
New Age Guru
Val Whipplesnatch jumped to secure a spot at the Bloodwood High School reunion. Val cannot wait to catch up with former classmates and possibly recruit them to join The Hills of Oregano – their cultish community. This peaceful compound of over a hundred people has perfected the art of gardening, meditation, and mindfulness.
Back in high school, Val was the valedictorian. With a perfect GPA and attendance record, Val did everything as asked. A teacher’s pet and model citizen, Val headed up many clubs on campus, such as Campus Crew, which focused on giving students fun alternatives to the partying lifestyle. So it is no wonder that Val became somewhat of a cult leader.
Recently, Val's compound has been under scrutiny, with a growing crowd of young people hanging out on the street outside their fence. This group has been disruptive by throwing things, vandalizing, and making a ruckus. Val is trying to get to the bottom of why this all started.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Robe or kaftan: flowing in vibrant colors and embellishments like sequins, fringe, or metallic accents. Headpiece – wrap, feathers, flowers, etc.
Kai Snodgrass requested to organize the Bloodwood High School reunion, but Phoenix Picklestein had already claimed the role. Since Kai and Phoenix were never fond of each other, Kai declined to be a co-host. Kai was the yearbook editor at Bloodwood High and spent every second outside of school volunteering for local animal shelters. That is where Kai claims to have connected with animals in ways that most people cannot. Whatever Kai is doing is working, however, as Kai has made a decent living finding lost pets, convincing misbehaving pets to behave, and increasing the happiness and well-being of pets through therapy sessions. Kai hasn’t changed since high school; many believe they still wear the same clothing.
Kai is known for spreading unfounded gossip, which usually turns out to be false, so take what Kai tells you with a grain of salt.
Nobody knows how Kai got their start as such a brilliant pet detective. How quickly Kai can locate a lost or stolen pet is almost magical. Maybe Kai will spill their animal-whispering secrets at the reunion?
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Give the nod to Ace Ventura, or opt for a bold-print jacket, contrasting design shirt, and trousers/skirt: whimsical, colorful sneakers and an outrageous hairstyle.
(F) Playful ‘80s inspired dress, leggings, legwarmers.
Sage Schnitzel returned their RSVP card for the Bloodwood High School reunion without blinking an eye. Sage always got along with everyone back then and has not gotten out of the house much since graduation long ago. Sage is a professional gamer who is the first to test out video games from one of the biggest game-developing companies, Questworks, owned by Jordan Wigglesworth. Because of this career path, Sage hardly gets out of their PJs and has only left the house a handful of times in the past year.
Sage is a conspiracy theorist and believes the government handles everything that goes wrong. Sage is well stockpiled for an apocalypse and will launch an anti-government rant if anything triggers them. Many of Sage's neighbors have accused Sage of hacking into their networks, but nobody has garnered any evidence.
SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Onesie of a gaming character theme. (B) Graphic T of video game character with a blazer over it and trousers (F) Playful ‘80s inspired dress, leggings, legwarmers.
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