because i figured it was time to rp some

Archie’s Unofficial List of Bad RPer Red Flags

A’ight so I’ve been roleplaying for a while, about nine years now, and let me tell you, I’ve had some awful RP partners. From sexual predators to emotionally manipulative people, and I’ve picked up a lot of red flags that I saw some time in my relationship with these people, so I figured being the RP senpai that some people see me as, I’d write them down.

  1. They’re not interested in your character. The best RP partners I’ve had over the years roleplay with me because they love my character, they love their character, and they love what our characters can do together. They want to know about my character so they can make plots accordingly, and spitball ideas. It seems obvious, but if someone’s not interested in your character but very interested in RPing with you, I’d call that a red flag.
  2. RPing with them feels like a privilege. I can’t even tell you the amount of times I’ve had a bad RP partner and didn’t know it yet, and when we were still RPing, it felt like whenever we got to do one on one sessions, that I was taking up their valuable time. That’s definitely a red flag.
  3. They’re just a little too nice.  They’re just too nice for comfort. They like all of your posts, they give you gifts, want to spend a lot of time with you, all of which are benign usually, but with them it just feels weird. Another HUGE red flag after this one is that this niceness doesn’t stay. After getting to know them, they stop trying to win you over and their personality completely changes.
  4. They don’t make time for you. I remember one RP partner in particular who would always be off RPing with a mutual friend of ours, and our RP always came second. It’d take him hours to post on a medium where replies were expected within 5-10 minutes if not sooner, and whenever this was brought up, he called me way too clingy, and said he just didn’t have time to RP more often than that, despite RPing with our mutual friend for hours at a time.
  5. They get jealous if you RP with someone else. While jealousy happens from time to time, with them, it’s excessive. If you roleplay with someone else, they need to know who it is and what you’re RPing. If you don’t want to tell them, obviously you’re trying to sabotage your RP with them. This behavior is a giant red flag, and I’d say to cut them loose immediately if you experience it.
  6. They surround themselves with typically weak-willed people. This one took me a long time to spot, but a lot of the bad RPers that I have will surround themselves with people who have very poor self-esteem or come off as very passive. A friend and I once had the same bad RP partner, and they come off as very cute and spunky where I come off as more assertive, and, unsurprisingly, they clung to my seemingly-weak-willed friend instead of me, because they were easier to manipulate in the bad RPer’s eyes.
  7. They need to be in control of an RP. If they’re not in control, they freak out. Often times they’re the one who comes up with the plots, and any you run by them gets shut down. While they’re free to do whatever they want to their character to hurt you, if you do anything to yours, it’s crossing the line.
  8. They play games with you. They ask you seemingly benign questions then will explode if you say the wrong answer, they sabotage your RP that’s not with them, they see how far they can push you before you bite back.
  9. They spy on your roleplay. This one’s pretty self-explanatory and really only applies to MMO settings, but they spy on their RP on an alt character.
  10. They will take IC into OOC. This can go in so many different directons and I’ve had it taken in different directions, but taking a romantic RP as that you’re flirting with them OOC, if you have a fight OOC and it transfers to their character being mad for no reason IC, or if they start talking shit about you to others because they don’t like the way that something happened ICly, drop them.
  11. They make it so that you can only RP with them. Let’s say they convince you to drop your characters together in some lost and forgotten section of the world until further notice,  or your character is in a position where they can’t function without the bad RPer’s character being with them.
  12. They have nothing good to say about anyone around you. They’re the kind of person who you dread bringing up new people you’ve met, because they’re immediately going to say “Oh, yeah two years ago they said something sort of racist.” or “I heard they meta-game out the ass” or anything else negative.
  13. They discourage you from meeting new people. This is another one that I didn’t pick up on for a while, but often times I see it in toxic RP partners that they don’t want to meet new people, and encourage others to follow in their way, either by talking shit about city RP or doing what was mentioned above in 12.
  14. If they do something, it’s fine. If you do the same thing, it’s cause for a war. This is another one that I’ve had a lot of experiences with. If they kill off their character out of the blue, you’re being unreasonable for being upset. If you kill off your character after asking them and planning it for weeks, you’re a bad RP partner.
  15. They constantly play the victim. They can do no wrong, someone is always wronging them. If you have a fight with them, even if they’re undeniably in the wrong, it’s your fault, and you have to apologize.

These are really only a few, but here’s some red flags for you! Feel free to reblog with ones that I may have missed or fall out of my experience. These are all taken from many of the bad experiences or RP partners I’ve had over the years.

Looking for Contact | Jayley Salyt

I figure I’d give this a shot. So I’m looking for some new people to do the fun rp times with on Jayley on balmung! She’s an androgynous woman with a heart of trash. She works out of the Shroud as a Black Marketeer, is prone to hilarious mess ups, sarcastic humor, and violent outbursts.  She’s currently in need of some strictly platonic relationships, because who doesn’t love some good friendship rp?

Some details about Jay:

  • Raised in a Shroud clan.
  • Deals in drugs, rare & exotic goods, and the occasional information sale.
  • Has several criminal contacts.
  • Owns a campsite in the darkest parts of the forest.
  • Travels to Ul’dah for work and socializing.
  • Pretty feral sometimes.
  • Is currently struggling to learn to control newfound aether.

What I love to rp on her:

  • Platonic Friendships
  • General Comedy
  • Darker RP/Violence
  • Business
  • Frenemies
  • Both Fluff & Plotlines

If any of that interests you, or you just wanna tell me about your character hit me up here on tumblr or in game!

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Just a couple of moments from the SUPER long DualPsii RP I’ve been in since March with thatderp. I plan to do some more in the future but figured I’d put these two up now.

For such a sad story overall I have to make absolute certain to include some happy moments by the time I’m done because goddamn these nerds have the worst luck in the world. >:V

ᴏɴ ᴄʜᴀʀᴀᴄᴛᴇʀɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ || writing tips

———— I’ve got a lot of messages piling up in my inbox asking about how to get more in character for certain muses and the writing workshop I took last semester had a pretty intense week-long character-development section, so I figured I should write up a thing. because my last meta went over soooo well (can you taste the sarcasm holyshit) 

But anyway, here’s Cherry’s methodology for getting a character and getting in character—-it’s going to cater more to RP muses but some of these things definitely applies to creating your own characters as well :D 

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Holy guacamole, you guys. When I started this blog almost two years ago, I never thought I’d reach this point. Hell, I figured I’d have like ten followers and abandon it after a month. Instead, I’ve met some of the greatest people I’ve ever known. When my sister passed away last February, it was you guys who got me to the funeral, which is a debt I can never repay. 

So I figure it’s time for me to do something nice for you guys.

But first, the rules:

  1. Must be following me. And I would appreciate it if you didn’t unfollow right after, because that’s kinda rude.
  2. RP blogs only. I’m sorry, friends. I know a lot of personals follow me and I do love you guys, but since some of the prizes are graphics/promos, I don’t know what I’d give you. Y'know?
  3. One like, one reblog. Doing more will not increase your chances of winning.

And now, onto the reason why you’re all here.

PRIZES:

One first place winner will get:

  • A ticket to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.*
  • One 25 USD gift card to Comixology.*
  • A “blog of the month” promo in my sidebar.
  • A graphic promo reblogged once a week for a month.
  • A pack of 100 icons of a character of your choosing.
  • An 8tracks playlist tailored to a character of your choosing.

Two second place winners will get:

  • One 10 USD gift card to Comixology.*
  • A pack of 50 icons of a character of your choosing.
  • A graphic promo.
  • An 8tracks playlist tailored to a character of your choosing.

Two third place winners will get:

  • A pack of 25 icons of a character of your choosing.
  • A graphic promo.

This giveaway will end one week from now on MONDAY, APRIL 14th at 12AM EST

*NOTE: If you are outside the US/UK/other country where I can’t buy an e-ticket, have no way of getting to a theater, or prefer not to use Comixology– don’t worry! We’ll work something out. <3

Good luck!

I said I never do these sort of things, baes lists, bias lists, follow forevers, whatever you call it. But, seeing as this is my last post, I want to thank the people who have been genuinely kind to me and have been wonderful RP partners, fellow Tumblr loons and were just, in general, awesome people during my time on this blog.

I do apologize if I miss some of you but know that I’ve loved and adored everyone of you spooks. Some of you may even appear repeatedly because, wow, I don’t know how you guys can handle multiple blogs. And I’m sorry if it’s a mess. I will never figure out how to arrange this.

MY HAREM- NO, I'M JUST KIDDING OR AM I?

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THE SPOOPS AMONG THE SPOOKS

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COOL PERSONALS THAT ARE SUPER

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// Two years, mates, TWO FREAKING YEARS !!! I created my blog exactly two years ago, however, I didn’t start rping until July 6th, 2014. I’m actually going to be busy studying for the next couple days because I take my test on the 6th, so I figured I could do this now that I have some time. 

Wow, okay, I honestly didn’t expect to be on tumblr long. It is such a different platform to rp in, but I have no regrets of joining this community. The best part really is the amazing people that I’ve met so far. Some of you are going to be my friends for the rest of my life,  &  I’ve just learnt so much about myself through this experience but ( also ) about how to treat other people  &  how a little kindness goes a long way. Guess all I really want to say is THANK YOU. Thanks for giving me a chance  &  for not giving up on me when I didn’t believe in myself. Carol is such a part of me that I wouldn’t know what do without her anymore. I’ve learnt to just have fun on this site. This isn’t worth the stress ! Please remember to take care of yourselves <3 You are all important  &  your blog is important. Don’t let anybody take that away from you. Do what you have to do to be happy here. 

Now, I’m gonna do a little shout out to the people that have squeezed into a special place of my heart  &  my muse’s. These guys are people I’ve talked to ooc at some point  &  the people I pester a lot because they are koala tea. 

@outlawiism :: Lucy, you are everything to me  &  I love you very much. I know we’ve been through quite a lot together,  &  I know you have my back, just like I will always have yours. You are an amazing person  &  you’re stronger than you think. Your Peter is the best. I could say so many things but you already know them tbh. I’m always here for you. 

@arrowsbro  &  @tauntingmockingbird :: The Chileans. Charlie  &  Daniel. You pretty much two of my fave people in the world. No joke. You’re always there for me  when it counts  &  I really appreciate it. I’m pretty sure you know how much you both mean to me. I love you both.

@impossibleormerelyfantastic :: Maddie <3 Gosh, we’ve come a long way since we both first joined this place. I admire you just as much as I did when we got to know each other. I love you  &  I love your Tony. Thank you for being one of my best friends on this place. 

@thewolveriine ( idc, Ryan, you are going here ), @truesymphony, @camelbeard, @youusedme, @theladywasp, @fantcstic, @loveofspiders, @kalofhouseel, @repressedidentity / @cawcawmfker, @urepulseme, @alloyism, @youngestcaptain / @imafuturist, @thebetterspider / @natasharomanoffrp, @invincibleshellhead, @agentofspyral, &  @avengiingspiderman

Again, I just want to say thank you, guys, from the bottom of my heart. This has been a great experience so far ! You’re all stuck with me for a while. 

&  the rest of the Carol Corps under cut !

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Over one year. Over one year and over 1,100 followers. Holy wow you guys. So these are the RPers who I love the most, who I RP with constantly or don’t but admire from afar. Or who I talk to all the time even if we can’t figure out how to get our characters to interact. Or who I cry about comics with. Or anything really. Because these blogs… these are my babies. And I love everyone who is on this list. I could make this list exceptionally long. Lord knows the last one was. I can’t even dig the last one up.

This will probably be edited and changed as I am forgetful as all hell and may absolutely accidentally forget some names. If you aren’t on this list, I want you to know that it isn’t because I don’t like you. It really isn’t that at all.

Shall we begin?

A-C

| adamantiumsdaughter | andiwillliveforever | aroguedeviation | ashiftingillusion | aslongasyoufall | aspecificskillset | balancingtheledgerbamfsback | bettsbraddock | cajuncasanova | callmeselina | callmesinister clawedcanadian | crimsoncavalier | crumpetsandcrackers |

D-G

| daken-dark-wolverine | dearlittlealice | dontcallmejulio | firelifeandsarcasm | five-in-one |

H-K

| hideandseekruth | hubcityquestion | hulksdontdoweakiamthescarletwitch |  imnotphoenix | intrigueandcharisma | johnxmitchell | justhawkeye | justwantedsomepie | kid-omega | killersnikt |

L-P

| landlocke | letnotthyheartbeheavy | levoleurcinetique | lia-nelson | lightengale | luckyweaponxiii | magneticlegacy | mutemutie | myparkersenseistingling | nomoreavengers | noonediesonmywatch | notbadforamazing | notcaptainbritain | notsega | oneglowingeye | pervigiltigrispitynotawidowpixiewinged | positivelybeastly |

R-T

| regeneratingdegenerate | rubyleader | sapphirescales | scaringthehelloutofyoushatter-the-stars | soldatzimysomebloodypeace | souldaggermoth | squirrelthief | stillmanlierthanyou | symbiotewithgunstakepryde | technarchology | teygja | thehawkette | thievingswamprat | this-city-is-a-symphony | thorthesonofodin | thwipsandquips |

W-Z

| waitingforthedusttosettle | wasthatnotprocedure | webpits | withallmypredatorheart | xaedificare | youkeepmakingtea | zzapzzap