Hi everyone! Welcome to my Request Thread! First of all, thanks so much for checking this out. I mean it! Few things make me happier than knowing that someone wants to roleplay with little old me ^-^ [break][break]
There's a few things you probably want to know about me as a roleplayer right? I try not to be overly picky but there are some things I'm good at, and some I'm... less good at. [break][break]
Conciseness, but not that much Conciseness[break] Okay so my typical post averages at about 400-500 words. The variance can get pretty wild, but in general longer posts put me off more than short ones do. That being said though, I do like my partners' posts to be something I can actually reply to. What that means exactly is a bit up in the air, but the basic idea is that it should end on an interaction with my characters. A passing of the baton, if you will. I've had a few partners where they exclusively have their own characters interact with each other and those aren't any fun for me at all :<
Sunshine and Rainbows, or else![break] I'm a fluffy boy, and I write heartwarming stories. Tales of valour and comedies are also pretty neat in my book. In general I like happy endings, and settings that I myself would be comfortable living in. I know a lot of people write to express depression and fear, or just enjoy writing darker stories, and have no problem with that, but bear in mind that it's something you'll be unlikely to see from me. The real world is depressing enough as it is and I'm an unhealthy escapist.
Many Men Online Role Playing Girls[break] I do indeed fall into this category, being born male but also being just really into cute girly stuff ^-^" I reckon about 95% of my characters are definitive females, and although I'm not adverse to playing male characters, I don't like being forced into it. Also, I feel super uncomfortable playing characters who are nonbinary, but that's mostly because I have no idea how.
Innocence and Purity[break] I've been an adult for quite some time and have witnessed much depravity stemming from the minds of others. Despite that, I try to maintain a sense of self-dignity. In short, everything I write and will be expected to write is to be Safe For Work, no exceptions. I don't even have access to the Mature Board, and I'm a moderator! Also, I absolutely cannot swear, and you can't make me!
Ace of Hearts[break] I identify (sort of) as an asexual, and a handful of my characters do too. That doesn't necessarily bar them from any romance plots, and from a practical viewpoint has almost no influence on their personality or actions whatsoever. Just don't expect them to have their own children, I guess X)
Fantastic Fantasy[break] I write a ton of fantasy. I'm an escapist after all. Go figure ^-^ Superhero, Videogame and your classic Swords and Sorcery are my fave subgenres.
Spoopy (~o.o)~[break] I am useless at writing horror. Whenever I try it just ends up cute, like the Nightmare Before Christmas and such. If you're into that sort of thing though I'd love to write it with ya!
Turn the Fan Down to I[break] I'm growing a little more comfortable with writing fan fiction stuff these days, but I'm still a little iffy on playing other people's characters. By all means try me but whether or not I'll be up for it is a bit of a coin toss. Just letting you know! Oh and just for the record, already established Alternate Universes are almost guaranteed to be off the menu. When I'm writing a fanfic of a fanfic it feels a bit much ^-^"
Innovation and a Splash of Chaos[break] Some of my ideas might be a little... out there. I'm probably not a suitable partner if you're looking for a realistic RP. Another thing to know is that I am very unlikely to play pre-determined characters. I know with some RPs there's like a roster of pre-defined characters to choose from, but that's just totally not my thing.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work[break] I group RP a lot. It's more of a comfort thing than anything else, since before coming to forums I've been roleplaying in a group of four for many, many years. I've gotten a bit of practice with 1x1 RPs around here and am very open to those too! Let me know if you're interested!
Plot Masters[break] This is a thing I'm really picky about in group RPs. The one who's running the group I consider to be the plot master and will be the one guiding the rest of us through the story. I take the term guiding loosely, mind, in that other players will still have total freedom over what their characters do. How the environment and plot respond to that, however, I believe should be exclusively handled by the plot master.
Anarchy for the Win[break] I know a number of group roleplayers like to enforce a posting order. I'm not one of those. Though I'll happily comply to someone else's posting order, chances are you'll never see one from me. That being said, I still want to make sure everyone gets a post and people don't get left behind.
Express Delivery Cannot be Applied to that Post[break] I have moderator stuff to do, and a full-time job in software testing to boot. Chances are you're not going to get a same-day reply from me. Likewise I don't have high expectations of my partners in terms of how prompt they are with their responses. In fact, I'd much prefer if people spent some time on their post to make sure it's done right rather than done fast. Of course if I'm taking too long (1 week+) then please prod me. There's a very good chance I'll have just forgotten.
Planning? What's that?[break] I'm actually super into improv. Challenging mine and my partner's wit is one of the most fun aspects of collaborative writing, and I love surprises too much! That's not to say I'm totally against planning out the plot entirely. It's just a preference.
Roleplaying 101[break] Not everyone is a super experienced roleplayer and I totally understand that. I'm not a guru on the subject myself, but am more than happy to RP with those less experienced and looking for practice. Please let me know if you'd like any feedback and I'll do my best to help you out!
Pretty Pretty Programming[break] My posts, much like this one, are all very likely to follow some kind of pretty template with like colours and boxes and junk. Some will be more complex or artistic than others, but that's just how it is. However, I have no expectations of my roleplay partners to do the same.
Whew sorry about that. I guess I rambled on for quite a bit huh? Well thanks for making it this far! I really appreciate it. If you think I'd be fun to RP with please hit me up o/ [break][break]