thetiniestbabby asked: Hi!!! I'm Ariel, to start. I saw your lament on rprabbit, and I am so sorry your character got used like that :( You seem like good people and that homestuck jam you reblogged was great ^^ what do you like to rp?
Oh! I’m sorry for not replying sooner, I’ve just been….bashful about the prospect of actually being asked about roleplaying via Tumblr. To be honest, you’re actually the first person to so much as mention an interest in roleplaying on the site. Holy shit, such flattery. Just, give me a moment to gather my thoughts (or absence thereof).
As far as preference goes, my list of particulars and quirks would be…obscenely long. Just to let you know (as mentioned in my FYRPRabbit rant), most anything that I say should be taken with a grain of salt, a kilogram of ego-sparing feigned interest, and slightly more than three ounces of cum. With that out of the way, here we go.
I explicitly refuse to use canon characters regardless of circumstance, but I may allude to them in a fandom roleplay.
Fandom roleplays on my part generally revolve around multitude crossovers (3+ source materials) unless otherwise stated.
Source materials that I am unfamiliar with are allowed, but only if you elaborate on unfamiliar topics and jargon.
Before starting, I always ask for a short list of information.
-Time of Day
-Time of Year
Starting is to be done by choosing who is to go first, the cycling order (for multiple players), and an agreement for the plot basis (Essentially why our characters are involved with one another at all).
The first round is charged with including a basis of plot and description of the setting from the point of view of each character, and the process for describing said setting should be repeated if the setting changes (such as entering a new building).
My Writing Quirks and Qualms
My posts usually follow a 2-3 paragraph cycle that grows slightly when description is required. The first is used to describe my character’s actions from an outside point of view, while the second is used to describe from a more introverted perspective, and the third is used for my character’s reactions to previous posts. This can be foreshortened or lengthened as necessary, and a fourth and fifth paragraph may be included for any setting changes or outside developments.
I have a habit of using vague and esoteric similes when writing, and ecourage partners to ask me for elucidation on any assumed point.
Facetiousness and Pretentious Smarm can be found in abundance.
I won’t expect all rules of physics to be explicitly followed, but magic is expected to have common sense in mind. For example: Say that person A is wearing especially showy and dry clothing. If they shoot off a conjured fireball of Scorching Ray while wearing billowing sleeves, there is a good chance of them catching themselves alight, or at least burning their clothes.
I have a pretty wide-spanning knowledge of melee weaponry and its function from actively serving in a Historic Re-enactment combat group, so I will actively call out another player for using a tool that would not actually function in a lifelike setting, or using ludicrous displays of dexterity that would not be possible in the clothing of choice. If you’re wearing field plate armor, you won’t be doing backflips.
It would be nigh of impossible to stress just how anal retentive that I am about the application of usable armor and weaponry, so I beg of you not to be overtly offended if I start picking apart your character’s defenses like a murder of rooks.
I write in a Game Master perspective bourne of my experience in acting as a Dungeon Master, so I will refer to a partner’s character with “You” pronouns and second person perspective while referring to my own character in the third person.
Character and Plot Usage
As of late, I’ve only really been using one character in a couple of different renditions depending on the parameters of the roleplay in question, which explains the importance of deciding on a plot basis beforehand so that I can more easily determine of which version that I would need to use.
My current character of use is fairly thin-skinned as a general rule, so most anything that is said by another will be taken close to home and pretty close to face value. This is just a warning so as to make you aware of such in case my character becomes atypically sullen or doesn’t pick up on tonal hints.
I am an avid crossdresser, which I’ll use as (skewed) justification for typically resorting to using this character (my only female character ever who was only designed as a request by an old flame, and who since then has skyrocketed in popularity while my other characters just sort of fall into the white light).
Overall, I’m a fairly picky, narcissistic, facetious writer, but I hope that you’ll find the temperance to put up with me. Also, it may be a pipe dream, but I hope to eventually get to roleplay with you on an eventual occasion.