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Hi folks! I'm not sure about you, but I love filling out memes and questionnaires for my characters, and I just hit the jackpot, literally! The only problem is that these questionnaires are on livejournal... and that the community they come from is as quiet as the grave. However, the questions are memory'd and open to the public, so if you'd like to write for your character for days and days and days, here you go!

out_lines questionnaire memories

As for RP ideas in the community, I have been chewing on the idea of making a series of short, guided games, sort of like one-on-ones, where the poster is the mod of the session, and other members (even community moms!) can participate as players. The mod would set up the location for players to reply to, and depending on what the characters are like in that location and situation, different little stories can unfold. The job of the mod is to toss in events that jive with the character (and player)'s interests. The player's job is to interact with the scenery and prompts however their character would in order to both keep the story going and take it in new directions. Players wouldn't reply to one another, just to the mod, so that in each thread, one can read a smooth progression of events. Likewise the mod wouldn't be posting for their own character, necessarily, so much as setting the mood and background and whatever events need to happen to keep things rolling.

It's a pretty monumental project if it's going to be a long-running thing, but I thought that doing several of these over short(ish!) periods of time, where different people can make a first post to become mods (or GM's or ST's or whatever you'd like to call 'em!) would create an interesting way to roleplay within the community and get to know one another a little better!

What do you guys think? Any suggestions or ideas for such a thing?

Prompt #1

Oct. 19th, 2009 07:53 am
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((More rambling than actual RP, for this one! >_> I'm still having trouble thinking of how to turn prompts into actual threads or games. X3 Maybe this is more of a showcase for potential plot-stuff or writing abilities? In any case, I was thinking 'big debut' and decided to write a blurb alluding up to the big breakout instead of the even itself.))

When she entered the courtroom, she couldn't help but feel the glares bombard her from everybody in the room. Jolene ducked her head towards her chest, but even then the vibrant orange of her jumpsuit stung at her vision. She closed her eyes.

The large hand at her scrawny elbow tugged at her, and the woman stumbled forward. Even with her eyes closed and her head ducked down, she was unable to escape the overbearing knowledge that this time, she was in it deep. The weight of shackles on her wrists and ankles, digging uncomfortably into her bony skin, kept her in the here and now, and soon Jolene found herself at the front of the courtroom, facing the monolith of the judge's platform.

She glanced over to the witness box and cringed away at the glares leveled on her from that direction. Scowling monstrously at the drab tiles of the floor, herself, it took her mind a minute to process anything but the hatred omnipresent in the room.

Wait a second.

Jolene did a double-take at the witness box and then quickly looked at her booted toes again, though her scowl had dissolved, replaced by confusion and even a spark of hope. A familiar face... and even a cheeky wink. How had he...?

She sat when everyone else in the room sat, the procession of the judge and everything else fading in her mind. Whatever happened, she felt light now. The shackles around ankles and wrists were cotton batting; the hatred in the room seemed far off, as though it was happening to someone else.

She knew she hadn't done it. He knew it, too. The fact that she had saved his bacon countless times and he'd always joked about wondering who would save hers when she was in trouble came flooding back to her, and Jolene had to work hard to suppress a smile. Her eyes burned but she refused to tear up. She was tough. She wasn't a criminal, but she was tough.
[personal profile] zenzi
Silvia Rachel White, she always had despised her own name just for how cliche villain it sounded, and it was also ironic that she was the inheritor, and CEO, of the number one arms manufacturer of Galactic Earth Alliance. A profitable monopoly, one that insured that she would always remain on top of her competitors. She always was the mastermind behind most of the most recent breakthroughs in weapons technology.

It was not a surprise then when she realized she was bored, bored of siting around being smarter then everyone else in the world. Bored of being always right when it came to busyness disitions, bored with everything because she already had everything. The sports cars, the big house, all the latest in home and extreme sport entertainment. She had done everything there was to do. What she wanted was a new life something that would challenge her to do her best rather then running a company that had no competition for the foreseeable future.

She rested lazily on her couch looking over one of those magazines that had nothing in it but gossip, she was once more on the front page. Apparently she had gained weight had a new mysterious boyfriend, and also was awaiting twins. A thin smirk crawled across her face. Well at least others could dream about her wild life.
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I'm just wondering... what are some of the things that you do as players or creators to make characters who are really not all that nice, or bubbly, or 'good' in general more likable?

I'm revamping a comic story for myself and three of the four main characters are pretty darned reprehensible for one reason or another. One's a megalomaniac/trickster who's a little too smarmy for his own good. Another's a straight-up fire starter who's a little unhinged. The third is just... god. Obsessive and neurotic and holds a grudge. The last one is pretty normal, but has had a really bad run of luck in terms of romance.

Looking at them, they really don't smack of enjoyable reading, they're more like a trainwreck waiting to happen. In any case, I know that this isn't necessarily for RP, though I do take 'em and clone them and try to play them once in a while. XD I'm just wondering... do you have any characters who are largely just 'ugh', and what do you do to make them more enjoyable to read about and interact with when you're writing for them?
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Option 1: Grand Entrance

For this first and introductory prompt, there are no rules: just write a post in which your character makes his or her grand entrance. The setting and premise are entirely up to you. You can even use your post as the starting-point of a new roleplay, if you like. Just mention in your post that RP replies are welcome, or simply tag your post with "roleplay".

Alternatively, or in addition:

Option 2: Tick Tock

Give us a psychological analysis of your character. Tell us where she came from, who she is and where she's going, but also tell us what events or circumstances shaped the person she is today. Feel free to elaborate!

As always, let us know if you're looking for someone (or a group) to roleplay with!
[personal profile] zenzi
I was wondering how the people here come up with their character names? I myself tend to try and find real life ones that are in accordance to what culture I think the character grew up in. Like for example my character in adylheim grew up in a place that seemed German so I named her Zenzi, a german name. I know others have other ways of naming their characters and some even go by the High Fantasy tradition of oh I know I'll name him Ecer cause he has latent ice magic and thus has to be some clever rehash of what he can do.

So I thought sense we still have no idea what we are going to do with this yet I would post this up to get some brain storming going.


Oct. 16th, 2009 12:00 pm
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Truthfully (it is said that people are more truthful on the internet than anywhere else), I am not sure why I am here or even if I would fit in here; I just saw the promotion on my Reading Page and decided to give this thing a go…

Uno )
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There are 4 of us here now, and that's plenty. So let's get started already with a no explicitly stated rules RP!

A dreadful agony in his side: cold steel mixing with the fiery blood of a passionate warrior. Sweat poured down his forehead. Maltheus was exhausted, and it was all he could do to parry that despicable knave's next swing. How unglorious and unbecoming a death for such a fine lord and swordsman! But, alas, he knew his end was near. Not wanting to depart this world without leaving behind a legacy, he shook off his gauntlets and snatched up his iPhone. Hopefully he would be able tweet a short goodbye to his family and kin back at Château de Annizo. But to be honest, he didn't think he'd get past the password screen.

Unless... what was that noise?!
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There are a thousand ways this comm could go, but we wanna know what you want to do! Since there are so very few (read: none whatsoever) comms dedicated to freeform roleplaying, there's not really a norm to go off of.

One thing I'll mention is that there are a lot of comms focused on developing your own characters and thinking about your own writing. Here, though, I think we should place the focus on interaction. If we could leave the comm as open as possible for simple discussion among people who like to freeform rp, as well as have challenges and prompts, we might be better for it.

What do you think? What do you want to see? What would be the best way to invite each other to rp outside the comm in other mediums?
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Hi, I'm Dray (or Terry, or any mix of those) and while I don't RP nearly as much as I used to, I still itch for it once in a while.

Rambling about roleplay history )
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copy and comment this

rec this


Oct. 13th, 2009 11:55 am
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Hello, I am Alexandria and you can find the rest of my introduction here!

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Hullo! My name is Jennifer (or any derivative thereof) and I roleplay to write. Or, I write when I roleplay. Something like that.

a short history of my roleplaying obsession )

I hope Storytellers will be a place to find other people who love not only to roleplay, but to immerse themselves in the stories and characters -- who love surprises and who love to follow as well as to lead. I hope your characters find friends and enemies and destinies you never would've thought possible for them. I hope you tell us all about it.
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