I love having threads where not only does unexpected character development pop up, but the characters evolve together.
I’m honestly not overly fond of the overly shippy, casual atmosphere I see on most of my dash. It seems like most people are only interested in casual banter, fluff, ship-centric angst, and just really boring stuff. What about the other genres? Action? Suspense? Adventure? Horror? Epic plots that are just huge and amazing? I rarely see it anymore, much less being able to find people who’d rather do that than really boring stuff that just never holds my interest.
It makes me really uncomfortable when my partner publishes an OOC ask when it’s about a particular thread or topic. General character asks and memes are fine, but when I want to discuss a thread and send it in an ask, I don’t want it published.
My RP partner helped me figure out the details of a key point in my OC’s past, and I’m so glad to have found someone to help me explore new ideas with.
I like how roleplayers can take a theme for their blog and make it their own. You see about 1000 people using the same theme, but each of them looks so different be it just color scheme, or these super cool edits people can do to make them better. I’ve recenetly learned it, and love it. And I think that everyone taking something that everyone else is using, then getting creative beyond belief about editing is really cool.
Roleplaying has often gotten me out of some emotionally very bad places, both because of the support of other muns and because it’s a safe outlet. Thank you, roleplaying community.
For all of the problems it can cause, I still really love roleplaying. Without it, I would’ve never met some wonderful people.
The better I know my partner, the easier it is to plot and anticipate each others response IC.
Roleplaying may be an escape, but it’s still life. Sometimes things will be awesome: sharing ideas, making friends and creating beautiful stories together. And sometimes you’ll just sit there staring at the screen and wonder if it’s even worth being here in the first place. Cherish those good times and good friends. They’re what make the bad days worth it.
I always get so happy and excited when partners post graphics they’ve made for our muses!