1: Why did you start role playing? 2: What made you choose your muse?
//I feel like I’ve been roleplaying my entire life, honestly. LOL. I used to do it when I was young and AIM first came out. My best friend and I would do it over messenger and it would be 1x1 and we would play a multitude of characters (though I don’t know how good we were back when we were so young). It was an extension of storytelling that we both really loved and we did all kinds of crazy AU things that blended characters and ideas we liked from different shows, books, video games, and movies we enjoyed.
Fast forward a few years and I started roleplaying with a small group of people on forums, writing with them, collaborating and making a story within the HP universe with OCs and just playing around. From there I moved over to livejournal. I had been making vids of HP characters and posting them to the Fiction Alley forums. There I met two people who then started following me on livejournal and they decided to start a livejournal RP in the HP era. So they asked me to join and I did as Ginny because why not. It seemed fun at the time. Then when the Harry left, they needed one bad, so I jumped up and offered to play him as well.
From there the rest is history, eventually I migrated over to tumblr and looked into the Marauders Era for the first time and that is where I have wound up finding the biggest community that I have ever played in.
I think I started RPing just because I needed that creative outlet to deal with myself and with the stresses of daily life. It was something I loved doing and found so interesting that it never really struck me as a weird thing to do, haha. It was very organic for me, like breathing, it just kind of happened. I never really connected that with a desire to explore characters and a love of writing until recently because it just always seemed a part of me. Frankly, I’m grateful. My love of RP has really helped me to discover who I am as a person and to be more open minded. It has made me the person I am today, I think, because while everyone else was out getting into trouble as a teen, I was getting my fix of what I needed which was creativity. I knew who I was at a younger age, and I think in part all of that is because I was so willing to explore different mindsets and the consequences for actions through characters. Not to mention, it’s given me a gateway to meet a lot of incredible people I wouldn’t have otherwise.
Answer to the second question: HERE.