Well, if youíre here in spite of that ridiculous title, we just might have a future together.
Hello, potential partner, and thank you for taking the time to take a gander at my interest check. Iím going to try to keep this as brief as possible, but I do feel there are some things I need to establish before you click that Ďsend messageí button and inquire about an RP with me.
First off, I have been a solid RPer for upwards of 5 years. I consider myself a seasoned roleplayer. I know the rules, the etiquette, and the expected propriety. I expect you to know them as well. No, this does not mean that Iím going to jump down your throat if you slip-up. I am not, by any stretch of the word, an austere person. I do this for fun, and I want it to be fun for others as wellóbeing strict and uptight does not coincide with a good time, does it? I simply donít want to be correcting you all of the time because you are oblivious, or are just plain ignoring, the basic rules enforced by all roleplayers.
Secondly, As of now, I am looking to take on only ONE new RP. Because of this, I am going to be extremely picky about who I take onómeaning I am requiring a writing sample from anyone interested in starting up a plot with me. Since itís only fair, I am more than happy to provide a writing sample as well upon request. Please do not be offended if I do not choose to take on an RP with you. It is not a reflection your writing capabilities, but a reflection of how I feel our writing styles would mesh.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, I consider myself to be an advanced RPer and am requesting that my partners be as well. Advanced to me does not just mean that you can vomit a 3,000+ word post at me. I am mostly looking for quality writing. As for myself, my replies usually range from 500-1200 words, especially in the beginning. I understand not being able to conjure up a long post every single round. Iím really not a huge stickler about post length, and wonít mind the occasional short post, so long as it is at least two paragraphs and is quality.
I loathe rules just as much as the next guy, but these need to be fixed in order for us to have an enjoyable RP. *Donít make me send you on a goose-chase to find a keyword so I know that you read these. Pull a Nike and just do it!
ēI have no problem with mature themes. Violence, sex, gore: throw it at me. I do have a problem with mature content just for the sake of mature contentóit should be pushing the plot forward somehow. That being said, if you have a problem with mature themes, let me know and weíll work something out; fading-to-black in no way hurts my feelings. *Disclaimer, I am not 18 years of age, and will not be for about another month and a half. I know that information is important to some people.*
ēBe willing and able to play both genders. It is such a huge turnoff when I see people claiming that they only play one gender. Iím looking for flexible partners, and if you canít play a character simply because they are of the opposite sex, youíre not flexible enough for me.
ēPlease have a basic grasp of mechanics (No, not the branch of science).
ēI am back in school, as most people are, and thus have limited free time. Right now, I feel fairly confident that I could give my partner a post once every few days. Full disclosure, though, there will be times when I go a week, maybe even two without replying. I will always keep you informed, and will never go more than a few days without checking in with you. I ask for the same courtesy in return.
ēIf youíre going to use a picture to describe your character, thatís fine, but please donít use anime. Itís a quirk of mine, but it bothers me.
ēDO NOT just disappear on me without a word. If you want to drop our RP, let me know. Itís silly to ignore me just because youíre too afraid to tell me that youíve lost interest.
ēI strongly prefer PMs, but can be convinced to use the threads or email.
ēI would LOVE to be your friend. You want me to read your Sherlock Fanfic? Sure! Youíd like me to check out a smexy picture you drew of Sam and Dean? Go for it! You want to talk about the ethical dilemmas of testing hair restoration on naked mole rats? Letís do it! If you would prefer not to talk to me, thatís fine too, but I insist that our lines of communication remain open enough that we can freely discuss and bounce ideas for our RP.
As far as pairings go, I am super open to most and would prefer to discuss them with you over message, rather than create a laundry list of what Iím interested in. I do have a strong affinity for romance, and require it in my RPs, though it does not need to dominate the plot.
Whew, that was wordy, wasnít it? If you survived that and still want to talk RPs, it's best to shoot me a PM, as I am not always good about checking on this. I look forward to hearing from you!
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After getting back into writing with some regularity, I'm eager to find more to write specifically for. So, I'll go ahead and volunteer myself. I've got two other 1x1s going on right now, but I don't think that should be a problem if I write for at least one of them per day (at max, anyway). If you'd prefer someone to write with exclusively, though, I understand.
Anyway, here's a link for you from one of the 1x1s I'm active in right now.