socksuke_uchiha: (deflower me)
socksuke_uchiha ([personal profile] socksuke_uchiha) wrote in [community profile] rpanons2016-12-28 01:56 pm

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
In a cast with a seriously talented writer, how do you keep from feeling you're utter shit in comparison?

(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
figure out what the seriously talented writer likes best and monopolize all their time. nothing stokes the ego like having your favorite rper act like you're their favorite.

(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
just keep having fun anon and don't stress about it

(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 08:28 am (UTC)(link)
Stop being so insecure the idea of someone being good makes you uncomfortable.

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
it seems most rpers really like aus.

so let's hear from the people who don't.

if you don't enjoy aus, why is that?

(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
for me, it's because i want to play the character as close to canon as i can, given that they're taken out of canon and usually put in a panfandom setting. i enjoy x character from y series, i'd like to play that version. that includes cast. i want to be able to recognize my character and their cast from whatever canon they're from.

a lot of aus just don't make sense to me and don't feel like the character at all. why not just make an oc and slap on their face instead? worse when someone wants to play an au version against an ou cast and no one else wants that because it just doesn't fit.

(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
a character's history and world is usually part of what i like about them

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
for the in depth aus you might as well be playing an oc with a certain character's face.

(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
because if i'm not perfectly ic and copying canon i get uncomfortable, nevermind the mere act of rping means taking the character out of their canon context

creativity and also scares me and when you run into one shitty au that means all of them suck

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
i fall in love with the setting just as much as i do with the characters. if i get in to a canon that's about fighting aliens, i want all the action and angst that comes along with epic space battles.

if i wanted to play modern day cops and robbers, i would have picked up a character from a canon like that.

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
the only kind of aus i like are "what if" canon aus, like what if character x had been the one chosen for something in canon instead of character y, or what if this one thing in canon had gone differently. when i pick up a character, it's because i'm as interested in their world and their backstory as i am the character themselves, and removing that aspect of them means i might as well have just made an oc with the same appearance and basic character traits.

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
usually recreating a character's backstory and position in a new way that properly parallels their original canon situation and still affects them similarly enough to keep them from being too different of a character is more work than it's worth for the fun payoff for me. i play a lot of characters whose backstories or current positions shape the way they are and the way i play them really heavily so it's not fun to redo all of that.

there are exceptions—i got to play the princess of a theocratic kingdom modern au'd as having been raised by her uncle the literal pope once and that was a lot of fun, and it didn't sacrifice at all how that upbringing in canon made her a huge ham with an inflated sense of self-importance who'd always been pampered and showered with attention—but for the most part, i end up picking characters whose canon situations are so fun for me to work with that it isn't fun for me personally to drastically change them.

(Anonymous) 2017-01-17 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
I like them in PSLs with friends or memes. I tend to hate them in games because they feel like the worst parts of a canon character (a pre-set personality, certain history notes you generally gotta hit) without the cool stuff (powers, world, canon CR with canon characters that can't exist because what if the other player doesn't want to do that?) that comes with them.

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
going through a bout of insecurity, nothing crippling, but wondering how others measure how good their rp partner is or isn't. is it all about speed and character voice only? do you care about the text in the brackets? what's the line between evocative writing and purple prose?

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 06:02 am (UTC)(link)
tbh i don't give a single shit about voice. i probably don't know your canon anyway, so i couldn't care less about whether you're technically the most ic or not. what's important to me is this:

1. tag back frequently. at least a couple times a day.

2. don't write long tags. once in a while is fine, but long tags are a chore to read and respond to most of the time. put an action or two and a couple lines of dialogue, tops, because if you start adding too much then we get in to that weird circle where our characters are suddenly having 3 conversations going on at one time. keep it simple. give me a chance to respond to one thing before you throw three other things at me. don't try to impress me with flowery writing. just move the thread.

3. speaking of moving the thread, do things! give me things to respond to! give me some body language. ask my character some questions. get an attitude with my character. basically provide interesting things for me to respond to, because i promise you i'll do the same.

4. tying in to that, don't be afraid to pick up the hooks i set out for you. i put that shit in my tag for a reason. use it!

5. don't be afraid to bend your character a little bit for the sake of keeping a thread productive. i have this problem a lot with ~antisocial hardasses~... yeah, okay, sure, they're really rigid in their canon and are likely to walk away or shut down conversation at every turn, i get it. but this isn't their fucking canon. that's not fun to play against, and i'm not going to waste my time having my character chase yours for the next 7 months. either make shit happen or bye.

6. dork out with me about our threads and characters on plurk. just a little bit every now and then so i know you're as excited as i am.

these things will make me the happiest camper.

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 10:58 am (UTC)(link)
i recently realized after setting some boundaries forced a little distance in our friendship that my closest rp friend is manipulative and emotionally abusive and is never going to change.

a lot of my old friends have been really supportive and welcomed me back after a couple of years of being steadily isolated but i feel really ashamed and embarrassed and the worst part is even though i'm relieved my former friend isn't paying attention to me anymore i also have this tangled snarl of guilt for making them angry at me and worried about wank/drama and worst of all i sometimes think maybe i could just put up with it to keep rping with them.

and then i feel stupid because it's an rp partner and not a marriage, it's not like i'm a battered housewife.

i know this isn't a confessions comm or r/relationships but i was hoping that if anyone else has come out the other side of a friendship like this, maybe you have some advice? especially if it was a fellow rper with whom you had mutual canons/plurk friends/etc.

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 03:15 pm (UTC)(link)
every time one of you goes on about your rp partner being ~emotionally abusive, i have to roll my eyes

it's a fucking rp partner. stop with the dramatics and just drop them. either fade out or do a hard drop and move the fuck on

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IF YOUR CHARACTERS/OTP WERE PARENTS, HOW WOULD THEY MESS WITH THEIR KIDS?

(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
examples:
* DAD JOKES
* telling their kid that their ears turn red when they lie, so they'll cover their ears when they lie and be super obvious.
* telling their kid that the ice cream truck only plays music when they're out of ice cream

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
i don't play any of the characters in this comic, but i have a feeling this would be a fairly consistent thing if my character had a kid in any of their ships: http://68.media.tumblr.com/70b83b61f6c026878edaab91c3e0f2b4/tumblr_oabv1wjA8o1ruwv3go1_1280.png

(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
no offense but if you play nothing but characters who are ridiculously full of themselves, and your tags are constantly celebrating how great they are even in a tongue in cheek manner, i'm going to assume you have some serious self esteem issues going on

(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
no offense but if you play nothing but characters who eat a lot, and your tags are constantly referencing food even in a tongue in cheek manner, i'm going to assume you suffer from anorexia

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-16 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
http://murkavenue.tumblr.com/post/16553509655/i-found-ice-cubes-good-day

national good day is on the 20th

idk why but i suddenly remembered this while listening to music and decided to look it up. what weird timing.

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-17 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
describe yourself and who/what you want... honestly

ex: i'm a 29 year old shut in gal who only goes outside to my job at kohls and likes it that way. i sing off key, am great at snuggling, cook a mean lasagna and can't bake worth a damn. looking for cute girl with black hair and a dog i can steal

ex. one of those dirty tumblr aroaces who works as an accountant and is tremendously boring with no hobbies except eating. has kind of an inflated ego, can't stand to be wrong, but willing to pay for dinner for two with someone interested in eating at all the fancy local restaurants and put up with my presence for a few hours every week.

and so on

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(Anonymous) 2017-01-17 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
im rich

you can live with me for free if we get along, you help clean my house, and i dont have to have sex with you

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warning for long rant about a lazy slob

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do you ever notice your plurk profile views suddenly spike for no apparent reason and wonder where everyone came from

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probably someone talking shit about you in a private plurk

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POST QUESTIONS RELATED TO DWRP, ANONS WILL ANSWER WITH THEIR CHARACTERS' OPINIONS

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just post your own subthread with your questions! i'll post mine in a sec.

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1. what do your characters think about jamjar worlds? if they've been in a game with an official explanation they're told about (like "you were chosen by the gods to save the world from a trump presidency"), do they believe what they were told or do they have other theories? for characters who don't get a fancy explanation, what do they think about the whole situation?

1b. if any of your characters have had a "jamjar"-like experience in canon, does that affect their beliefs at all? for example, any characters from "trapped in a video game/warped to another world or time period" canons, or characters who were icly chosen by gods/leaders to be a hero. if any of your characters are those "screw destiny" types like seto kaiba, does that affect their beliefs?

2. same as 1 but with character drops. how does your game explain drops and what does your character truly think happens to their friends after they're dropped?

3. what ic reasons do your characters come up with to explain the fact that most human rp characters are predominantly japanese (anime/manga) or caucasian (live action)? do any of your characters ever wonder where the fuck the rest of the world's at? for example, if you play a white character from a white majority country in a game filled with animus, are they really confused by all the asians?

4. same question as 3, but with age. i have a feeling that a lot of games are full of teens and young adults unless they're sex games with an age minimum. what do your characters think about it?

5. for your characters who don't deal with aliens, monsters, or talking animals in canon, what do they think about the aliens, monsters, and talking animals in their game? they can probably figure out "we're all from different universes" easily, but do they feel awkward as fuck talking to a tiny pastel-colored pony? does your character secretly want to fuck that cute slime girl?

6. how do your characters rationalize castmates acting ooc? for example, your canon's version of dice_dice_baby apps in. or their castmate is a little shy in canon, but an anxious wreck in the game for some reason because the player isn't very good.

7. if you play any characters that wouldn't understand crazy and/or brightly-colored anime hair, how do they rationalize it? "fucking goths and emos these days"?

(Anonymous) 2017-01-17 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
anon's got a few questions. hope someone can answer one or the other, or both. both is good too.

question the first: not sure if anyone's already asked this, but aside from dwrp what platforms for rp are popular these days?

question the second: how do you stop being a passive-aggressive shitbag? because anon is slowly dealing with the knowledge that they have been one. they do not like this knowledge and wish to change.

(Anonymous) 2017-01-17 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
1. tumblr, f-list and jcink

2. stop being a wuss and confront people when you have issues

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EAT AT JOE'S

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