Anonymous said: I think fandom-based rping is pretty lame. More power to people who do it but, joint-literature in its purest form should be the creation of entire universes. It should have characters completely unique to those universes. Models over famous actors for sure. Maybe (don't be weird) people from facebook. I used to rp constantly and back in the day total originality and signature beauty is what people prided themselves in. Do you know anywhere like that (a forum?) where I can write again?
Congratulations, this is the first ask I’ve answered in over a year.
Thank you for insulting my personal favorite form of roleplaying. :) Please take your elitist ass out of my inbox and have a nice day.
Anonymous said: Hi, I'm in this role play where my character is a detective and my partner's character is the culprit. I was just wondering, should I put the details of my character's investigation or just gloss over it? A possible problem that I see here is that there is a good chance that interactions between our characters would be very sparse. What do you think?
This is a hard one to call, since I don’t know the details of the roleplay. Ordinarily I’d say go ahead with it, but if it’s going to be so much fluff that prevents interaction between your characters, maybe trim it down. After all, a roleplay isn’t much fun if it’s just one person talking to themselves! Try asking your partner, see what they think.
Anonymous said: So, I just joined this roleplay group. At first, I shipped my character with somebody's character, and I told them that (as it turned out, the feeling was mutual). But then later, their grammar and punctuation wasn't really all that good and they almost never wrote anything that could the plot along nicely. And now, I'm starting to ship my character with somebody else's character, but I don't want the first person (the one with the bad grammar) to get upset. What do I do?
While I never encourage lying to your partners, this may be one time you don’t want to tell them your motives. Sometimes characters fall in love with other characters, it’s natural progression. Try to gently bring up the idea of your character being with or pursuing the other character- they don’t have to they’re at fault for it.
only-a-servant said: I have been roleplaying for as long as I can remember and I have improved greatly. However, no matter what I do, I have the hardest time starting roleplays when I leave an open starter. When I finally do get one started, the other person always seems to drop the roleplay. I am at a complete loss, any tips?
I wish I could help you with this one, but I have the exact same problem. :(
It’s just a matter of diligence- keep trying and the right partner will eventually come along. It’s hard not to get discouraged, but don’t give up.
catsushikahokusai said: Hi I'm new to roleplaying and I was thinking of starting to do some :) but I'm a little confused - when doing paras, like longer stories with other people in the AU, how to you get the story so it's in the right order? When I go on other members' profiles, the stories are all mixed up and I can't tell what comes first, etc. Can you help me??? Thanks
I’m…not entirely sure what you mean? Do you mean like…some of the group has interacted more than others?
I guess you could ask some of the group to form a timeline and get everything straightened out. It can get a little confusing if two or three people run off with the plot and leave everyone else behind.
Anonymous said: For some reason, I always feel awkward when I send someone a message about starting a para and no one replies to my open paras. Could you give me some tips on how to start a para/when it's appropriate to start one?
The only advice I can give you is to not feel so awkward about sending those messages. I know it feels weird, but it really is one of the best ways to get a para started.
Anonymous said: this is kind of a different question but, my girlfriend and I used to rp together before we started dating but we'd pretty much stopped rping together shortly before we started dating. but now I miss writing smut with her, would it be weird to ask her to write with me again? sorry if this doesn't really fit with your usual questions but I didn't know where/who else to ask..
No, this is alright to ask! Asking an old partner to start again is always awkward. But if you two are dating, it means you’re on good terms, so if you talk to her about it, I’m sure she’d be happy to start up again! Just bring it up casually, about how much fun you had, see if she wants to ease back into it. It can be an excellent bonding experience. :)
Anonymous said: I don't really get the whole role playing thing without sending asks. I've just started and I am only really interacting through ask boxes. How does it work not through the ask box?
If the two of you are in a mutual follow, you could simply post a starter, and reblog it back and forth with your replies. If you’re not in a mutual follow, post the starter and tag it with their url (which they should be tracking), and proceed from there.
missy-cessy-deactivated20130601 said: My character is really antisocial and kinda bitchy to the people she talks to, as well as being stuck up. It's a little boring playing her, but I know I have to stay IC. How do I make her any friends?
It’s always rough trying to make friends as an unfriendly character. Just remember that you are in control of her, not the other way around! It may be a little out of character, but see if she can be just a smidge friendly to someone- find some common ground, find her soft spot. Go, go, character development!