Ugh, I don’t even care what his spelling and grammar are like. :( He’s one of my best friends in the whole world, and he has these ideas for characters that seem really cool/cute, and I’m even getting into this anime series that he likes, so maybe we could do a roleplay for that, and fdkaslfdkl
I just think roleplaying with him would be a total blast, but he’s like, “Nah, I’m a terrible writer,” and I’m like, “DUDE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A GOOD WRITER TO HAVE FUN.”
Remember, guys: you shouldn’t be scared to RP because of your skill level. I’m sure there are tons of people who will still appreciate your ideas, characters, and storytelling, regardless of your spelling and grammar!
Half the time I write a reply, I think “yes this sounds great” and am done with it until my partner replies. Then when they do, I look back at my reply and am just like “why the fuck did I do that wait no let me take it back i’m so sorry you deserve better than that hunk of shit why did i even think that sounded acceptable”
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Character: I…. lo…ve…. Justin… Bi…e…ber… He’s… s…o…. fab!!!!
RPer: *foams* *collapses in chair*
And then I end up with the mess. If I actively move these characters on because, you know, they are my characters and I’d actually like to have a storyline with then, I will probably get a shitstorm. If I do nothing, well, there goes years worth of character development down the toilet for some of them.
If you don’t want to RP with someone or have anything to do with their characters, that’s fine. Just don’t get their hopes up only to have their character wind up as an offhand mention.
I’m never playing a shippable male character again. I have people I don’t even know following me. Lady characters sidling up to me in asks. Girls putting me on blast for roleplaying with another version of their character. The few people I like roleplaying with is like being the boyfriend to the most boring girl in the world. “Where should our characters go on a date?” “I dunno, honey, you decide.” Always having to send asks first, you know. I guess it wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t get so cranky when they find out I’m not really into smut, either.
My partner thinks my playby is super hot, and when we started roleplaying, she even said, “If I can’t fuck him, I want to write about one of my characters doing it.” However, I can’t even write smut by myself, let alone with other people, so whenever she brings it up, I always try to sway the conversation away from that…
For now, I plan on finding IC ways to avoid the sexual RPs. I mean, my character is a vampire, so I could just pull out the biology card and say he can’t have sex because his heart isn’t pumpin’ blood to certain areas…
Poorly written, under-researched mental illness as far as the eye can see. :’)
I hate ignoring my RP partners, but it’s just so hard to keep up with all of the RPs when I only have the motivation to work on a couple. I don’t want my partners to get mad at me when they see I’ve responded to other people but not to them. It’s nothing personal! I just need to take a little break from our RP for a minute to work on the ones I’m more passionate about.
I have two RP blogs here. One of the characters is spunky and outgoing, and I have absolutely no problem going right up to others and asking to RP or replying to open starters when I’m playing as her. I’m really, really confident about how I portray her.
However, I have this other character who lives by himself in the middle of nowhere and typically only interacts with other people if they approach him first. On this blog, I’m super shy, and I want to roleplay with him more, but… I just get so nervous about joining roleplays because I think nobody will like my portrayal of that character. *sigh* It seems I am doomed to forever reblog stuff related to his interests and never do any actual roleplaying with him.
I swear, I only go on that blog to do this: “Good, good. Still zero messages. *reblogs two or three things* *flees to my other RP blog for comfort*”