This is me right now. The group I’m currently in can get a little slow sometimes, especially since I’m in a way different timezone than most of them, and they all take 2-5 days on average to reply, anyway. I’m on my blog for this group pretty much all the time, so when there’s an open, I lunge at it just to have something to do. However, I failed to consider that this means I will have sooo many threads going on at once when everyone starts replying to my replies to their opens. And I can’t stop. I can almost guarantee that I will respond to the very next open that comes my way, hahahaha… ha… haha…
Self-control. What is it?
My character’s an auto mechanic who works mostly with motorcycles, and I know absolutely nothing about cars or motorcycles. I don’t even think I know how to do a proper oil change. This means I have to go on extensive research quests just to pull this character off.
My partner’s character started rolling a “cylindrical motorcycle part” around with his foot, and I told my partner I had to Google parts that could qualify before writing my reply because my character should know what that part is called. It’s perfectly acceptable for hers to call it a “thingy,” but not as acceptable for mine to do the same.
She just doesn’t know how I have the patience to look up every little thing, but I have to. XD
Sometimes I honestly just feel a little lazy or start chatting it up ooc while going back and forth between working on a post and talking. And a lot of the times this means I get distracted so if its been too long without a post from me I apologize for taking too long and then I just scrounge up a post in about 5 minutes. Its pretty amazing how I’ve developed this useful ability really. And half the time the posts are better than my well thought out posts that I put all my effort in to. Whats up with that?
This used to happen to me at work. If I absolutely had to use my phone for any reason I usually had to step outside and call my mom or whomever was picking me up. Aside from that even when literally nothing was going on I got yelled at about even though the girl who told me not to was constantly on her phone. It was a family business, so double standard much? This led me to the “I need to use the restroom real quick excuse.” Usually my partners knew I was working so I’d churn out a quick reply on my phone if I had their number and approved of me texting the rp for a bit. I’d just let them know they could reply and I’d get back to them asap. Quite useful if you can’t come up with another excuse and feel the overwhelming urge to churn out a reply. Afterall, if you take a little more than five minutes you can get anybody to shut their mouth with a simple “My stomach was a bit upset because I ate some bad sushi.” or something along the lines of that.
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It’s super frustrating. JUST COME PLAY.
I roleplay in deviantart rp groups. I always find myself a bit scared approaching people to rp because I’m afraid I’ll get misunderstood like I want to rp because they have good arts or I want to rp because they have less good arts. Confused?
For me, if I find their OC interesting, then I’d really want to rp regardless their drawing skill. But if they have better drawing skill than mine, I’d feel a bit scared if they’ll think I want to suck up like I want something from them (like arts and so on) and later they don’t rp with me anymore. If they have lower drawing skill than mine, I’d feel a bit scared if they’ll think I rp with them because I don’t want to feel bad of my own arts so I rp with those who draw less good than me (and they wonder too why I want to rp with them), and later they’re the one who will feel scared of me and avoid me.
How to really show that you’re really interested to rp with them regardless their drawing skill? How to erase all these worries??? *sighs* :(
"You’d be so good at playing this character while I play the character they’re commonly/canonically paired with. ;)"
Nowadays I just laugh at people who place spelling and grammar and word count over great character dynamics and amazing plot. How to have a fun roleplay? Write like no one’s watching.
I understand that life gets in the way, but…
Sudden character development and fun ensues.