[Casual-Advanced] Testing the Waters - Mature Players Only.
I want to use this interest check as a thread to explore some role play options and ideas with a "partner", as people are calling it. So, what I'm going to do is post some of my writing, topic, and overall preferences. If you have an idea or interest, either post below or send a PM.
Writing Style Preference:
- Currently looking for moderate to advanced talent. I consider myself an adequate writer, and would like to expect that as well.
- Grammar and Spelling errors will grind my nerves. I'm still guilty of occasional punctuation misuse, but I take the time and effort to re-read my posts to make sure they flow. I expect similar dedication.
- I find myself being very detailed in my writing, but don't necessary expect it. I am not looking for page-long posts, but an adequate amount of information to keep me compelled to write a response.
- For the love of whatever you worship, please do not use color in your posts for thoughts, speech, NPCs, etc. I don't need to feel like I'm "tripping balls" when reading. The occasional use of color for an emphasis is fine, but needs to be used with tasteful discretion.
- OOC Communication must be done out of thread, I want the final product to read fluently.
- If you post a one liner, it had better be for something excruciatingly dramatic. Otherwise, you will be weighed, you will be measured, you will be found wanting...
- Be engaged. Not like in Star Trek, but enjoy what you're doing. If the story feels bland or you need a twist, get with me and let's work it out. I too, also hate a boring story.
- Feeling a little devious? That's fine. I'm not against mature themes, but it must feel natural to the story. I can assure you that I will not support a plot involving frantic, repetitive, heated romance scenes unless, for some awful turn of chance, the story I agree on involves a brothel of sorts. Not likely.
Genre Comfort Zones and Curiosities:
- Fantasy in both past and present settings grow old on my repertoire, and require deep elaboration or unique political/cultural settings to be interesting. I would like to refrain from, "I have a sword! A big one... And I also can blow things up with my mind! Plus, did I mention, I can never die?" Yeah... take your Sephiroth wanna-be elsewhere.
- High School, college, and casual dramas bore me. I've never read one I found interesting or compelling. If you're up to the challenge and think you can do better, humor me.
- I have a general interest in Science and Sci Fi. I could go down rabbit holes for hours on future settings, ideas, technology, etc. My only gripe is how quickly a story can be obliterated by detailed description and explanation of what all the "thingamajigs" do. For that reason, I gravitate towards settings in the near future, where only certain revelations of tech exist that are key to the world setting, but not over-the-top.
- Romance. Oh, sweet words of love, passion, and deception... Romance should be a factor of a greater setting, and I do harbor a great interest in trying this element. Romances are very difficult to write tastefully, without giving too much away to the fellow reader, and keeping it real enough to be believable. I'm pretty shy with the ladies myself, so I may need a hand with any romance elements. Just a friendly heads-up.
- I have watched plenty of horror films and find them all incredibly cheesy. For that reason, I would like to pass on zombie, cult, and scream settings.
- Fan fiction is a possibility, a slight one, and I'm open to suggestions. In the past I have been part of a Final Fantasy 8 RPG site, and am shamed to say I was part of a Naruto Fan Fiction for a month. Anime should not be written...
- For the cliches such as vampires, demons, angels, etc., I would prefer to avoid them unless a compelling case can be made.
Type of Characters I Play
- Typically my character's are thinkers and observers with varying personalities and lifestyles.
- I am male, therefore I play males exceptionally well. I have also played females, but typically the strong-feminine roles. Not butch, just empowered and independent women. If romance is to be a possible element, I would obviously play a male.
- I like an element of dexterity in all my characters. Based on setting, I enjoy demonstrating a finesse in a key character element. I do not like to be "perfect" in any one way, and enjoy creating balance for a full range of reactions.
- I avoid playing the loner, quiet-types that grow rampant in these communities. I will often use casual NPC conversation to flesh out my character.
- I'm flexible in my design and if a good topic comes along, I am willing to literally play out anything. Heck, I already took up a bird-person role on the site.
Now, please feel free to converse with me about ideas or interests. I really want to test the waters on this forum and am trying my best to read through all the other interest checks. Feel free to link me to your ideas if you already have them posted and I will take a look.
Lastly, if you prefer to chat via an IM, please send me a message to arrange something.
All questions accepted!
Not all horror is cheesy!
Sorry, had to throw that out there. >_>
Siggy courtesy of Mechanical!
Alright, I'll stay open minded for you. I would still like to see a horror story that wasn't predictable or survival cliche like the rest.
As far as a partner, I believe I have found one for the time being. Thanks to everyone who contacted me with interest. Should things fail or I need another partner, I will reopen the search.
Should someone still be genuinely interested in a story with me, please shoot me a message. I am willing to hear anyone out and respond back to you.
Also, for those curious in my writing style, please see my signature for my public stories and characters.
For every mystery there is an absolute truth waiting to be exposed - be wary, as there exist truths no living creature should come to know...
If you're going by movies, then the crap that they put out today and call horror is terribly predictable and cliche. However, I'm talking about the classics! Alfred Hitchcock might have been a certifiable nutjob, but the man was a genius in scaring the crap out of people.
But, this is roleplay, so I base my assessment on books, not movies. Since we are after all writing stories, not making major motion pictures. I can list five books off the top of my head that were not predictable or cliche, but alas, I do not read books dealing with zombies. Horror is only tricky because everyone has their own individual fears. For me, reading about being buried alive scares the hell out of me. (At least until I stretch my arms and legs out a million times to remind myself that I am not the one buried alive, but there's still always a few moments of panic where I sympathize with the person who is.) It's a matter of finding someone with a similar fear and coming up with ways to exploit the heck out of it!
Siggy courtesy of Mechanical!