it's only forever. not long at all.
So, I’m back again~ I don't know what the guidelines are for how often we're allowed to post these, so forgive me if I was meant to revive my inactive thread. I've rewritten most of it but it may seem familiar if you've seen me post before.
I’m not in the most chipper or nostalgic of moods as I usually am when I find myself back on RPN. I'm trying to pull myself out of a rabbit hole of sorts. I’m really pushing myself to try to do something creative with my time. I'm looking for something to focus some of my energy on and maybe even find a new friend or two.
Before I waste too much of your time with these long-winded tabs, here’s the basics: I’m mainly looking for a modern or slice of life, loosely plotted type of thing--probably a pairing--without too much pressure at first. I’d like my partner(s) to be 18+ and fairly available. I’m looking for one-on-ones, via either PM, e-mail or google doc.
Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.Alice
My name is Sarah. My handle is Strive. You can call me by either one, or whatever you'd like to, I suppose. I'm 28 years old and have been roleplaying since I was around 12, perhaps younger. I got my start, like many, on the Neopets forums. I miss it very much--the creativity, the friends. I've never exactly performed well in a forum setting, but I have successfully taken many roleplays off site and had them last for up to eight or so years in the past before losing contact, so that's something to consider. I used to be what was considered advanced-lit, so if that helps you get a frame of reference for my writing... well, there you go.
The text here may come off as conversational and reflect my spoken cadence rather than how I write. I assure you that I can 'compose as eloquently as the next,' but I'm hoping that by the time we get rolling, I'll have more than just a co-author. It's not a requirement but I'd be super happy to find friendship here as well.
At this point in my life I don't need to work, so I'm free pretty much all the time. I also have a lot of trouble sleeping so I'm around at odd times of day and night. I'm technically in the PST zone (Washington state) but to be honest I'll probably adjust to when my partners reply and be able to respond inside of a few hours in most cases.
If you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you. Is that a bargain?The Unicorn
I'm basically looking for any modern/realistic/slice of live genre. Mainly what I used to do was we'd choose a random pairing, maybe come up with a generalized plot, and wing it from there. I'm still open to that, as well as any plots you want to pitch.
I typically avoid fantasy and sci-fi because I don't have a ton of experience, and I get some kind of performance anxiety. I may be willing to try if you're willing to be patient with me.
Below is a list of pairing and semi-plot ideas. Feel free to edit, combine, or suggest your own!
► Long Distance Relationship
► ► Borrowing this one from an RP ages ago. This would involve two people who may or may not have already been together, being split up by reasons beyond their control (depending on age, they or their parent take a job across the country, could be different universities, etc). Will they stand the test of time? Or is it "out of sight, out of mind"?
► Longtime Online Friends
► ► This may be very similar to the idea above, except that the two have never physically met. They may know each other to varying degrees. Have they known each other for months, years? Are they really interested or is being misconstrued? Is the relationship purely text? Have they skyped? Talked on the phone? Are they each really who they say that they are?
► Rival Schools
► ► Boys Academy vs Girls Academy, intercity football, or even a pen-pal program are all semi-plots I've thought of.
► Love-Hate Relationship
► ► Everyone thinks that they hate each other--they argue all the time. They'll never admit to each other that they actually care very deeply about the other. When it comes down to it can always count on each other, although they're basically just using and abusing each other for personal gain.
► Boarding School
► ► This can be a general school, or one for a specific inclination (artistic, musical) anything but gifted mutants (ugh). We can weave some kind of competition or duet situation.
► ► This can go any number of ways. Coffee shop? Office cubicle land? Fellow teachers? The maid and the pool boy? Who knows?
► Student x Authority Figure
► ► This is a pretty classic one. It could be the principal, dean, teacher, professor, hell, even the janitor. Blackmail, sympathy... Whatever floats your boat!
► Mix-and-match Wedding Party Members
► ► Bride-to-be x Maid of Honor, Bride-to-Be x Best Man, Groom x Bridesmaid, Best Man x Bridesmaid... endless possibilities. Could be very cute.
► Model x Photographer
► ► Model is booked for a risque shoot, but decides to back out at the last minute because it might be damaging to their portfolio. Photographer, however, gets greedy and submits the photos anyway. Can they live with the guilt once Model sees the prints?
The time has come to talk of many things.The Walrus
► Must be willing to conduct roleplay via PMs.
► ► I am not comfortable with sharing everything I write publicly at this time. I will respect your limits and triggers.
► Be available!
► ► I know that real life happens. It's okay. I don't expect you to be at my beck and call, but I do expect timely responses-- more than every few days, at least. Writer's block is a thing and I get it too, but because of how open my schedule is, replying is one of those things where "more is just more" for me. And let's be real, in today's day and age, one can compose a couple of paragraphs while they are on the toilet.
► Please be able to write a couple of paragraphs at a time.
► ► This will ebb and flow. I am just asking in general that we both put detail into our writing and make an effort to keep things moving along. If there's a problem, don't be afraid to let me know. We can adjust the plot, rewind, rewrite, reboot. It's all good.
► Romance is gonna happen.
► ► Not only is this one of the most common and important themes in the majority of stories, but it is one that I enjoy and to be frank it is at the forefront of what I am searching for. This does not have to be the center of or at the beginning of a story, nor should it be in many cases, but I do want it to be involved.
► I'll write any romantic combo except MxM.
► ► No tea, no shade. Plain and simple, I am female and I am not experienced, qualified, or interested in male slash fiction. This does not mean I won't play a male character or that I am in any way against LGBTQ people. I am more than happy to do FxF.
Feel free to shoot me a PM if you're interested in hashing something out or if you have any questions. If you can't PM yet, I believe I am now able, so go ahead and leave a reply here. Thank you for your consideration.
And the mome raths outgrabe...