In Search of a New Partner
Good day to you and thank you for stopping to check out my interest thread. Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Tinder, a relatively new member of this forum, but a seasoned writer and roleplayer. As of late, I have found myself in need of good roleplay to help me get back into a habit of writing regularly. I'm looking for someone who will be able to challenge my writing abilities, which is why I have decided to venture into the realm of advanced roleplaying. I'll post some of my requirements first before I get into what I'm looking for in a story (also I'm sorry if this sounds like rambling).
- Like I said, I want a challenge so you need to be able to roleplay at an advanced level. I don't usually put too much emphasis on length, but for this particular venture, I would like you to be able to post at least two paragraphs per post. If the situation were to call for it, I could also accept a paragraph if you're really out of ideas, but I would prefer to avoid that. I will be attempting to keep up with the length that you have, so I'd love it if you could send me some larger posts. I do prefer the content over the length though. Above all, no one liners. Ever.
- As for grammar, I'm no grammar nazi as I'm sure this thread will show you. I try my best to edit my posts, but grammar and I have never quite seen eye to eye. Still, I do request that your posts are readable and enjoyable, which means the fewer errors the better. This means none of the texting shorthand or the like.
- I do prefer to play female characters, but I can be persuaded to play a male character if we can come up with a good plot. It all depends on which role sounds like more fun to me, of course you would have an equal say in which role you would like, so don't feel like you'd have to be male. I do request that we do not double. I find that when I have two main characters, one always gets ignored after awhile because I'll be more drawn to the other character I have. That isn't to say I won't have side characters. I enjoy having side characters (especially villains).
- I do have some limits. I prefer to keep the romance as tame as possible. I enjoy romance, but nothing beyond kissing and such. I do not want to write any sexual scenes. Mention past events in passing if you need to, but please try to keep it clean. I don't mind swearing, but I don't enjoy prose littered with constant cursing. Use it when it is appropriate, not in every other sentence. As for violence, you're pretty much clear there. Just no detailed torture or anything like that. I can take gore, but descriptions of great pain aren't always welcome, though I can get a bit graphic at times.
- In terms of availability, I would like it if we could post somewhat frequently. I'd say at least every two days, though if you're having a busy week or something comes up, I'll understand a delay. We can talk about that further after everything is decided. I know there are times when I take a long time to reply.
- I don't really care whether we use the boards or PMs for our roleplay, but I would like to stay on site.
Okay, that was about everything that I could think of in terms of requirements. Now onto story elements.
-I am a sucker for romance, especially forbidden romance. I prefer to have romance as a subplot in all my roleplays, but I always include some other genre with it. Sometimes it is more of main plot line then others, but that will depend entire on the story we decide to do.
- Quest/Adventure (I'd really like some sort of magical quest plot if anyone would like somethng also those lines)
- Fairytales (with plot changes)
-That being said, I do not do vampires. I've tried it in the past and it never went well. I would also prefer to avoid werewolves if at all possible, at least as main characters.
I have no thought-out plots at the moment, but I adore brainstorming with my partners. Just send me a PM with whatever genres interest you and we can get started. Feel free to send me an idea you have as well. I'd also like you to send me example of your writing so we can see if we'd be a good match for each other. I'll include an example of my work here so you can see what I have to offer. I'll only be accepting one or two partners right now because I really want to be able to focus. Again, thank you for taking the time to read this and I guess I'll be hearing from you if this caught anyone's attention. Bye for now!
The morning began like any other with an alarm clock going off at exactly 6 AM. Hanako opened her eyes and slapped the snooze button to silence it, breathing in the morning air before slipping out from under the covers to get ready. It was a practiced routine she knew well enough to sleep though. It only took half an hour until she was in her school uniform and heading down the stairs into the kitchen.
Judging by the disaster that covered the table, her mother had already been through on her way to work. She sighed, clearing the mess away so she could make her own food. Her mother worked at company a few towns over and she never left the house on time. She’d always leave a trail of destruction during her mad dash out the door, leaving Hanako to clean it up.
She began making herself some breakfast and putting her lunch together, pausing only once to glance at the calendar. It was usually empty, save for a few dates her mother jotted down for her work, but this month there was one date that stood out. That was the 21st, her 16th birthday. She a little excited for the day, it was impossible not to be with the celebrations her mother planned. Still each birthday brought with it a reminder of just how alone she and her mother were.
Ever since she was little, there had always been tension between her mother and her family. That was why they had moved so far away. Her mother’s family had always said there was something unnatural about Hanako and there were times she thought they were right. She looked almost identical to her mother with her thick, black hair and delicate features. They could easily be mistaken for twins if it were not for the age difference and Hanako’s eyes. They were a bright blue that stood out no matter where she was, but not in a flattering way. Most people described them as inhuman, like the eyes of the spirits in fairytales. Of course that wasn’t something that many would say to her face.
She shook herself from her thoughts and quickly finished her breakfast, before loading up her bookbag and heading out.
The skies were a light gray as she stepped out of the house, locking the door behind her. She looked up, frowning slightly when she saw the cloud cover. Digging into the bag at her side, she pulled out her music player and turned it on. She slipped the ear buds into her ears and started off. Her appearance wasn’t the only thing that set her apart from others. Even now with the music in her ears, she could hear it. Murmuring. It wasn’t from the people around her, she knew that much. She could hear it even when she wasn’t around other people. Wherever it came from, it never seemed to stop and recently it had been growing louder.
The music was cut short suddenly, bringing her to a stop. She pulled out the small devise from her pocket and found it dead. She put it back into her bag; cursing her rotten luck as she continued on. She stopped short again when she heard a soft crying. It sounded like a child. She blinked and looked in the direction of the noise. It was coming from a small, abandoned shrine. Why would a child be there?
She looked around to see if there was any parent nearby, but saw no one. It didn’t seem right to just walk away without checking. She headed into the shrine, ducking a bit to avoid the low doorframe. It looked just as desolate on the inside as the outside. There were cobwebs everywhere along with broken floorboards and furniture. The crying seemed to be coming from the far back corner. She picked her way back carefully, trying her best to avoid the weak points in the floor.
There she found a child no older than five sitting huddled in a corner. It looked like a girl, which she confirmed when she saw the light pink kimono the child was wearing. That was odd, not many children, especially not in the city, would walk around in such an outfit. She knelt down about a foot away, not wanting to frighten the child. “Hey. Are you alright, little girl?”
The child stopped crying and slowly lifted her head, turning to face Hanako. Hanako gasped when she saw the child’s face. Her eyes looked like a snake’s. “You can see me?” As the child spoke, a forked tongue became visible in her mouth.
Hanako jumped back, her breathing quickly becoming irregular as she stared wide eyed at the creature. She scrambled to her feet and ran for the exit, hearing a soft “wait” as she made it out of the shrine. She kept running for about a block, fearing what would happen if she stopped. Soon her endurance reached its limit and she came to a halt, breathing hard. She looked back and saw only a few other people making their morning, but no children. It seemed the thing didn’t follow her. She felt her body shaking, though she wasn’t sure if it was from shock or exhaustion. She took several deep breaths to calm herself. There was no way she could walk into school looking like she’d seen a ghost, though there was a very distinct possibility she had. Another deep breath and she started off again, this time at a slower pace.
From behind her, two figures watched her from a rooftop. “Do you think that’s the one?”
“How many other humans can see our kind? Of course it is!”
“When should we retrieve her?”
“Later, after she leaves the place with all the other humans. She’ll be alone then.”