I wish roleplayers used body language more with their characters. A lot can happen in silence. There are a lot of ways to have your character say to mine “I don’t like you” without them just outright blurting it.
I feel like new roleplayers aren’t really accepted in fandoms that have been around for a little while. It’s like everyone already has their own little clique and many people aren’t willing to rp with newcomers. It’s really sad and keeps many good blogs from reaching their potential.
It annoys me when a partner complains any time conflict arises or bad things happen in the plot. Having the characters overcome adversity makes for a rich and compelling experience in my opinion, and it bites when that potential is subverted by someone who won’t ever allow conflict.
Is it okay to really miss an old rp partner who went inactive?
That’s only human of you to miss someone who is gone.
I'm sorta stuck. I've written a great biography for one of my characters... But I don't know what to say about the other two?? Do you have any tips or advice
I’m sorry but I don’t really have enough information to go on here to provide you with much assistance beyond the general.
It sounds like maybe you’ve just caught a bit of writer’s block. Some things I’ve seen help people in the past with writing for characters is to listen to music about the character or that the character would like or connect to, to rewatch or reread what inspired you to write them, or to actually take a break and write for some different characters for a little while and give that muse a breather.
If you just don’t know how to get started, I have seen some headcanon builder prompts around, and you can look at what’s required for group bios to see if that gives you any idea of what details to deem necessary or not for yours.
And for your specific case I suggest trying to model your other biographies based on the one you already did for the other character. Use what details you have about that one as a template for what to say about your others.
Consider biographies a lot like the “sparknotes” or “profiles” of a character. It’s the basics that you think will tell other roleplayers if they are or are not interested in interacting with that character. Writing, as one of my English teachers used to say, should be like a mini skirt; long enough to cover everything, but short enough to keep things interesting.
I hope you find that helpful. If anyone else has any ideas please feel free to reblog and leave your comments below. Thank you!
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I was grappling with an eating disorder for years before I discovered roleplaying. The people I've met and the worlds that we've created together has really given me a sense of self-worth beyond my weight, and really eased me into the recovery process. In a sense, they saved my life. I will never be able to express how grateful I am for that.
We already have some napkin posts about what a help discovering roleplaying has been in people’s lives, also it wasn’t labeled properly so by strictest rules it would not have gone through, but this is a really inspirational story so I wanted to publish it just the same.
I find it really difficult to write headcanons. Last time I wrote one was months ago. I don’t know how some people can write one every week or so.
It saddens me that if I’m absent from my RP account for just one day, half my threads get dropped! It’s just ONE DAY.
I like to read my partner’s replies slowly and savor every word. Sure, it takes a while to reply since I take ages to read the reply, but its worth it.