Please, do not forget the human element to role-play. It is so tedious reading about so many characters who don’t flinch at anything, who forget that we are sentient beings with human(oid) emotions. Rumors hurt people, people dying is depressing, there is such thing as honor and differences in culture, and it seems that so many writers forget this. It’s very important to writing and for character development. Please don’t forget the human element, even with a supernatural character.
I have a naturally extensive vocabulary and I worry that people think it’s purple prose when it’s just how I speak naturally. I don’t want to put them off!
My friends have been ignoring everybody outside of their roleplay group since they joined it. It’s like I never mattered to them.
psa: another “burn book” blog has popped up: therpersburnbook. i highly advise blocking it if you’re against the type of blogging it advocates, as i am.
this roleplay community is anything but perfect, but personally i think there are less childish or hurtful ways of going about trying to improve it.
It bothers me when people godmode/powerplay in order to “fix” my character and make a relationship with them easier on their own. Too often I see people bending over backwards to make it sound logical to erase some of the issues I’ve given my character- for purposes of development- and when I deny them this opportunity, these issues then become ignored in our threads, as though they were never there to start with.
If you can’t reply because of circumstances, I completely understand. Even just because you don’t feel like it, fine. But sitting around, reblogging ‘funny’ I-never-get-drafts-done posts and basically glorifying that you’re a lazy ass with no excuse to keep people waiting is something I won’t tolerate.
It really annoys me when a new RP blog goes live before it’s really ready and you can tell it was slapped together on a whim. Even worse is when that blog is abandoned after a few half-hearted roleplay posts. But if they’re a popular roleplayer they don’t lose credibility.
I feel like too often people don’t take into account how mentally and emotionally damaged my character is. But I’m afraid if I remind people about that ignored detail, it’ll slap a Mary Sue label on my character.
It really bothers me when people who have more than one muse send in a prompt but don’t say which muse they’re using in it.
I’m tired of people reacting to every annoyance with, “Don’t tell people how to roleplay! Don’t like it? Don’t roleplay with them!” Because I might love everything else about my partners, but there are things that annoy you about nearly everyone. That’s only natural. And who says I’m telling people how to roleplay? I’m just saying this one thing bugs me. That’s legal. Judging others is a natural thing. What we shouldn’t be doing is guilting people about something that’s only human. I’m allowed to have things that agitate me.