Hello there! I'm Ali, the mod, and I'm not switching journals to write this because I'd just have to switch back in a few minutes anyway.
We're opening up the intros with four players; one more and we'll get the game started! (Here's hoping some holds come through!)
Anyway, as mentioned, I'm Ali. I'll be playing two characters here: Sam Vimes from Discworld and John Watson from Sherlock.
If you're not familiar with the Discworld series, it's essentially high fantasy that parodies everything at some point or another. Sam's the commander of the Watch in Ankh-Morpork, a big city with just about everything imaginable in it. He's a cynical bastard who's unwillingly gained a lot of political power, but he'll always be a cop at heart. You do not mess with the Law in his city or you'll have to deal with him. He'll pretty much be adopting (or one-manning, unless we get more police types) the police force in the village because he is incapable of not being a cop for any length of time. If you're familiar with the books, he's coming from after The Fifth Elephant.
Next is John Watson from BBC's Sherlock, which is a modern update of the Sherlock Holmes stories. John's an army surgeon who's been invalided out thanks to a gunshot wound in the shoulder. He's coming from the first episode, just after he's met Sherlock but before he's even seen the flat, mostly because the concept of Sherlock dealing with a John who doesn't really know him amuses me. He's in a bit of a bad spot right now; he's been seeing a therapist who thinks he has PTSD and a psychosomatic limp when he's really just incredibly bored and feeling worthless and useless. (Okay, he does have the psychosomatic limp.) He'll start up a medical practice in the village once the game starts up.
I am going to be trying to get on AIM much more than I do now, and the SN is onethousandnames. But you can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to the game! Introduce yourselves and hopefully we'll be getting started shortly!