The One-Year Anniversary Of This Blog.
((May 24th, 2016.
It wasn’t the exact day I started this blog, but I had made it some time before and promptly forgotten about it.
It was May 24th that I remembered about the blog, deleted whatever haphazard bio I had up on it, and started fresh. Started for real.
One year ago today, I dared to put my character I’d had in my head for years out there, beyond the text of the story I was writing for myself. I wanted to develop this character I still felt like I knew so little about. I wanted to RP as something I’d never seen RPed before. I wanted to RP as a character I was sure no one would want to RP with. I was sure I’d deactivate my blog in a week or so, and never find any partners.
I took a leap of faith.
And my assumptions were wrong.
They were so, so wrong.
Despite the fact my character is fandomless, I found partners. Despite the fact my character is a giant, something I have literally never seen another person RP as or explore, people took interest in my character. Despite the fact I was still discovering new things about Ingvar every day, I found partners. Despite the fact I was for the longest time refusing to RP Ingvar as a human, I found partners. I broke out of my comfort zone. I learned about other, amazing characters. Some of those characters had fandoms, and others did not.
The countless nights I have spent re-reading threads, or writing new ones, or yelling at partners about our characters, or the times (yes, times!) I’ve been speechless because someone IMs me to say they like my character or my writing…. truly, it’s something amazing.
In the past year, I have learned so much and established so much I would have never been able to otherwise. I legitimately believe that writing here has made me a better writer. And I have certainly improved my portrayal of this character I have had in my head so long. Dare I say, I think I’ve got it down.
I would like to thank everyone who has ever taken the time to send me an ask for a headcanon or about backstory, IMed me kind words, asked to plot, or ever done any kind of interaction/writing with me. Or all four.
I treasure all of you.
I never thought I would come this far.
Truly, I don’t know what to say but thank you. I look forward to another great year.))