if you want to respond to this rp

Muse Trust Test!

How much does your muse trust mine? Leave a rating in my ask box and my muse will react to it!

❤❤❤  I trust you with my life. I know you would never hurt me.
❤❤  I could let my guard down and fall asleep in your presence and feel safe.
❤  I think I trust you, but I am still cautious around you.
☰  I am still trying to figure you out. I’m not sure if I can trust you.
💔  Something’s just not right. I’m afraid of you.
💔💔  I’m pretty sure you want to hurt me, and I intend to protect myself.
💔💔💔  The first chance I get, I’m killing you before you kill me.

Or, send ❣⁉ and I will respond with my muse’s rating of their level of trust for yours.

//so I was thinking this morning (always a dangerous sign) that I’ve talked a bit recently about how the Tumblr RP community isn’t always very good at encouraging people to find ways to manage or get to their drafts, and is instead more likely to coddle peoples’ anxieties without actually helping them at all. 

So this is a post of a few tips and tricks that might help RPers manage some of the more common anxieties I see crop up in our circle. Now, I’m not a full psychologist and nor am I licensed counselor. But I do have my master’s degree in clinical psychology with the intention to go on for the PhD (or get licensed to practice if I don’t get into a program) so I do kinda know what I’m talking about. Hopefully some of this advice is a little helpful:

1. “My drafts just stress me out.” This is a pretty common complaint, but I think in most circumstances it’s caused by stress going on outside of the RP world. Take a step back and breathe. Handle whatever is going on in your real life. That always comes first. If you come back and your drafts are still causing you to feel panicky, the next step is to find out the more specific reasons why. That’s going to help you best address the anxiety. Read on for some common reasons.

2. “I’ve gotten so behind, there’s so many and I’m overwhelmed.” This happens all the time! You take a hiatus for a week or two, or life just got really busy for a while, or just lost muse and now it’s back. But in the meantime, your drafts have piled up- suddenly you’re looking at 20, 50, 100- how do you even start? 

The best way I’ve found to handle this is to break them up into smaller chunks. It might be helpful to copy and paste your partners’ replies over into one or more word documents. You can then further organize those word documents even more. One for short replies, one for long, one for medium length. Or you can organize by muses, by how long the draft has been in your folder- whichever way you want to handle this. If you want to put one reply per document, you can organize them into folders instead. How you do this is entirely up to you.

Set a small goal for yourself- even one draft a day is better than no drafts at all. But by breaking the work up into chunks, you’ve taken a lot of the pressure off yourself. A goal of 1-5 drafts a day is a lot better than looking at all 50. 

Another tip- use the queue! Or simply keep completed drafts saved in the drafts folder until you’ve caught up enough to start posting. The queue will stagger your posts so replies aren’t coming out all at once, and your partners aren’t able to immediately reply back. And obviously keeping them in drafts even after they’re done lets you have more time to catch up. These are just a couple of tips, however, and there are probably other good ways to manage drafts. Find what works best for you!

And don’t be afraid to drop a couple if you have no muse for those threads anymore. Just let your partner know, they’ll understand. And if they don’t, they’re just an asshole and who needs that, right? It is better to communicate that you’re dropping them, however, so you’re partner isn’t left hanging.

3. “I haven’t replied in weeks, I’m worried my partner hates me.” I guarantee this is not true. Most people in the rp community are very understanding of slow response time. Your partners want to rp with you- they’ll be thrilled to see a response, even if it’s been several weeks. Responding, even slowly, shows a lot more dedication and excitement over your threads. 

So if it’s been several weeks, and you finally have muse for that thread and want to reply to it, but feel guilty or anxious because it’s been so long- reply anyway. Your partner will be so happy to see your response. 

Another way to alleviate this anxiety is to simply talk to your partner. And I know, this can be scary- but sometimes you have to bite the bullet and do the thing that makes you anxious. Take it slow if you need to, but communication is the best way to feel better about it. And I guarantee, you are going to feel so much more proud of yourself if you did the thing that made you anxious than if you didn’t.

That goes for replying as well. 

4. “I feel so inadequate compared to others. I should just stop.” This is an example of what mental health professionals call a “negative automatic thought”, or “NAT”. And like real gnats, these little thoughts get all up in your ears and start buzzing around. They can spiral out of control very quickly, until you feel absolutely terrible about yourself. These thoughts are very common in people with both anxiety and depression. 

But the thing is, they can be changed. You can actually re-wire your brain with a little work so that it won’t think these thoughts quite as often. One of the most effective ways is to simply replace the negative thought with a positive one- even if you don’t believe it. So if your negative thought is “I’m horrible compared to other people,” a replacement thought could be “No, I’m just as good as anyone else,” or “my writing is unique to me and it has value.”

You will not believe yourself at first, and it will seem a little bit weird when you start. It’s also a little challenging- your negative thoughts are automatic, you’re so used to thinking them that you aren’t even fully aware of it it half the time. But when you do catch yourself spiraling off into those negative thoughts- try to stop them. This is something we teach in therapy and over time, it does help. And it does get easier.

5. “It has to be PERFECT.” Perfectionism is at the root of a lot of peoples’ anxieties. But I challenge you with this- why? Why does it have to be perfect? What will happen if it’s not perfect? 

The answer to that, usually, is “my partners will hate me/lose interest/think I’m stupid or a bad writer.” Perfectionism is usually a fear of judgment, and it’s usually fueled by feelings of inadequacy or fears of failure. So to that, I refer you back to the previous advice about negative automatic thoughts. 

Challenge your thinking about your perfectionism. A good replacement thought for this one is “even if it’s not perfect, my partner will still be happy that I responded. My writing is still valuable to them.” Another good one- “imperfection means there’s room to grow. Mistakes don’t mean I’m a failure or no good.” 

In general, don’t let anxiety say “I can’t do this.” You can do it. Anxiety is not a permanent state. The body cannot sustain it very long- the elevated heart rate, heavy breathing, heightened arousal- it’s physically impossible for it to last. Eventually, your body will start to calm itself and even back out. This is something that is very hard to sit with, because your natural instinct is to run away from the thing that’s making you anxious. Your instinct is to close the drafts folder, to close the messenger, to log out of tumblr and ignore it all completely. But the truth is, that only makes your anxiety worse in the long run. 

Now, if these tips don’t help, or you’re finding your anxiety is so bad that it’s affecting your daily life in almost everything- I encourage people to please see a psychologist, psychiatrist, or some other mental health professional. Anxiety that’s chronically preventing you from doing the things you enjoy is anxiety that probably needs treatment. Having the extra support of a therapist or medication often makes it possible to implement some of these strategies, or find better ones that work for you. Especially if you’re having a hard time managing things on your own. 

Anybody that wants to add to this with other ideas that have been helpful to you, please feel free to do so. 

PSA: Inbox Etiquette

How to Approach Someone for RP and How to Handle an invitation to RP

It occurs to me that there are 2 sides to making a new RP partnership happen. It takes 1 person to send an initial message of interest, of course, but it also takes 1 person to receive that message. I firmly believe that you should always be polite when inboxing someone first and that it’s the best thing you can do to find new partners because it shows that you’re assertive and puts you on that potential partner’s radar. However, I realized that I haven’t mentioned how the recipient should behave once they get such a request. So for good measure, that’s what the latter half of this post is getting around to. Okay? Okay. 

How to Approach Someone for RP

  • Be Brave - Even if you’re nervous to approach someone for a partnership. Do it anyway. It could work out. You’ll never know if you don’t ask. The worst that can happen is your ask goes unanswered or your request is denied. If that happens, move on to the next! There are so many people on tumblr looking for partners, so don’t dwell on that 1 or 2 that don’t work out. 
  • Be Polite - Greetings are important. Your potential partners are human just like you. So talk to them like you’d like to be talked to. ‘Hi’ ‘Hello’ ‘Hey’ are good starts as opposed to a naked ‘wanna rp?’. It also never hurts to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, when appropriate. If you are denied,  please don’t continue to message the person asking/demanding for explanations or begging them to reconsider. This is unfair.
  • Be Patient - It might take a few seconds, minutes, or days for a potential partner to reply to you. Wait at least 1-2 days before re-messaging. And say something like, ‘hey, I inboxed you the other day about wanting to rp and I’m not sure if tumblr gobbled the message or not. please let me know when you have the chance. thanks.’ Oh yes. Tumblr eats messages sometimes. It happens.

Example rp request messages which you may use:

  • hey. i came across your blog in the tags and i have a muse i think might work well with your muse because —.
  • hi. i saw your starter in the tags and I was thinking of replying to it with my muse, do you have any ideas where you want to take it?  
  • hello. i just had to message you because I found your blog while scrolling through my partner’s blog and I love your muse/this plot you reblogged/your writing style, would you like to rp?
  • hi. I saw you liked the plot about— I have a muse that’d be perfect for that if you want to discuss?

How to Handle an invitation to RP

  • Be Considerate - It takes varying degrees of courage for someone to come into your inbox and state that they’re interested in rping with you. Especially if the person approaching you thinks that you’re god’s gift to writing. For some people it takes a tremendous leap of faith to make the first move. So when you receive an invitation for rp, please respond. Even if it’s just to say you’re not interested. It’s the polite thing to do not to keep them hanging. You were new to this stuff once. Remember?   
  • Be Honest - If you’re open to new partnerships, say so. If you’re not open to new partnerships at the moment or ever, say so. If you’re open to new partnerships, but you just don’t see yourself gelling with the person who’s asking for a shot, say so. Don’t feel pressured to accept in order to be nice. BUT be nice if you’re going to say no. This person who messaged you is human, like you, and has feelings. Be respectful, especially if they’re respectful to you first. 
  • Be Collaborative - If someone comes to your inbox with intentions of rping with you for the first time, it would be nice if you did a little grunt work too. You can take a look through their blog and see what might and might not work, instead of demanding they come to you with all of the ideas. If they say, ‘hey, how bout our muses meet at a cafe?’ take the idea further, if you like it ( e.g., ‘sure. it can be during a rain storm and my muse is looking for a place to sit’ ), or suggest something different, if you don’t (e.g. hm, how bout something else? like our muses bump into each other in a doctor’s waiting room?). RPing is a collaborative process, after all. So–be somewhat willing to collaborate?

  Example rp request denial messages which you may use:

  • hi. thanks for messaging me, but I’m not looking for new partners at this time.
  • hello. i got your message and i really appreciate the nice things you said, but I have a full plate with my partnerships/threads already. So I wouldn’t have the time or energy to devote to another one. sorry.
  • hey. i took a look through your blog/at your guidelines/at your muses and i just don’t think that we’ll fit as partners. thank you for reaching out though. good luck!

Take Home Message to all of tumblr Rpers: 

Be nice. Be honest. Be collaborative. Don’t settle. Don’t be a jerk. 

Send me a Symbol and I will respond with a voice clip:

♪ - Send + What you want me to say (muse or mun)
♫ - Send and I will sing something for your muse
♦  - Send and I will tell you three facts about mun
♡ - Send + a URL and I will say what I like about this blog
☼ - Send and I will talk about 3 muses that make my muse happy
♠  - Send and I will say what I have in common with my muse
☻ - Send and I’ll say my three favorite blogs to RP with and why
♔ - Send and I’ll say why I chose my muse
♢ -  Send and I’ll think of 3 headcanons for my muse
💝-  Send and I will talk about one of my ships with my muse

A reminder to all roleplayers
  • It’s OKAY to take breaks
  • It’s OKAY to drop threads
  • It’s OKAY to take forever on one thread
  • It’s OKAY to be selective with who you RP with
  • It’s OKAY to block people who aren’t respecting you
  • It’s OKAY to delete a blog or go on hiatus; your muse is clearly somewhere else
  • It’s OKAY to not be comfortable with certain things
  • It’s OKAY if you never get to respond to this one thread, but respond to a lot of others
  • It’s OKAY to make drafts; just don’t burn yourself out over them
  • It’s OKAY to make new blogs when you have more than enough; write what YOU want to write
  • It’s OKAY to be a private blog
  • Just remember that all of these things are OKAY.
anonymously message me with a plot & i'll respond with whether i would be interested or not, then make a starter for it.

note: this is simply to try and help people break the ice of rp'ing or for those who want to rp something off someone’s wishlist, but are just a little too shy. this can remain completely anonymous! so if you receive a plot you like you’re essentially making an open starter based on that plot unless the other person comes forward :)

Tumblr RP Tips - Cutting Your Threads

To be courteous to your fellow followers, it’s a nice gesture to cut your threads when they get too long. This will help prevent cluttering up your dash!

How to reply to Asks.

When someone responds to your ask, it’s better NOT to reblog it. It’s difficult to trim down and keep things neat. 

Instead you have two options:

1) Make a whole new text post with your response!

Example:

The x in the brackets, or whatever symbol you want to use, is where you would insert the link that would take you directly BACK to the ask. This is just a rough format of what I do, so feel free to change up the style and execution! You just need to make sure there’s a link BACK to the ask and a link BACK to your roleplay partner so they will be tagged in their activity feed.

2) Reply directly to the Ask.

Example:

Here is how a reply looks on your dashboard. Click the reply button and it will automatically open a new post for you, like so:

The red circle is usually where it will say the users name replied to 'x’ post. You have the option of leaving it or changing it, depending on your taste.

In the event that the reply gets lost in your dashboard feed, you could either try copy and pasting it from your Activity Feed or through your Tumblr layout by going back to look at the notes.

How to Cut Threads.

This will require you to download XKit, or some other Tumblr extension that allows editable reblogs.

Here’s how it looks:

Here’s how it looks in action:

After clicking the circle icon with the pencil symbol, this will revert your post to the old format that we use to have on Tumblr. 

Typically one would edit a post when it’s on the third reply, like so:

Carefully highlight the items in that area and simply delete, leaving you with a nice post of just one reply from each partner!

I hope this is helpful to my fellow FFXIV Tumblr roleplayers! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Aye wassup I’m Rakeem 👋🏽😅

I’m from Cali, where basically everyone rocks Supreme and Vans. I’m currently living in Toronto with my cuzzo. I really, really, really like food. I guess you can call me a foodie. I’m single n’ shit and I’m very friendly, so don’t be afraid to hit me up 😉. I grew up in Long Beach wit my moms and pops, which are still chillin down there. I have 2 sisters. My older sister’s kicking it in L.A, my younger sister’s still in high school in Long Beach. I really want to make music, but as of now, I’m a model. I like to party too, so if you in the Six (Toronto), hmu. I know some nice ass clubs to go to 😝. Feel free to message me if ya wanna know me better. I respond to messages, dont worry 🤘😉

FAQ

About the Mun

Q: Where do you come from ? 

A: Canada ! More precisely from Quebec !


Q: What do you speak ?

A: My main language is French, and obviously I learned (and still learn) English.


Q: How long have you been drawing ? What material/Art program do you use ?

A: Since forever. I’ve never really stopped since the age I managed to hold a pen. I also use a Wacom Cintiq 13HD and Paint Tool Sai for most of my work. But I do like to work on traditional paper as well now and then.


Q: Can we be friend?

A: Yes. No. Maybe ? I cannot tell… it takes time for me to bond with someone, especially since people mostly befriended me for my art in the past. It doesn’t mean I cannot befriend someone however, and I’m honestly not someone who will bite you. Just be considerate and patient and MAYBE friendship would bloom. Who knows.


Q: When do you stream ? 

A: Sometimes. I can’t really tell because it depend of my mood, my health and my internet since it’s really unstable where I live.


Q: Can I rp with you ? 

A: No. As much as I would love to, my energy is limited and I’m REALLY selective. Rp is an activity I do with my close friends only.



About UnderDecay

Q: What’s UnderDecay ?

A: Dear follower, I have this lovely tag called UnderDecay Official that will provide you all the answers that you need that are canon. If you still got question, I’m always free to reply to them through ask.


Q: Is there a comic or a story that I can read ? 

A: Not yet. I still need to finish my current one first.


Q: Can we ask question to the characters ?

A: Of course ! For now it’s only with Decans but once the project start you might get the chance to interact to other’s !



About Paper Crane

Q: Who is Paper Crane ? 

A: Paper Crane is an amalgamation of dead Sanses from different timelines and universe and drain magic to survive. For more information you can go over here.

Q: Is Paper Crane a Sans ?

A: No. He might be made of Sanses, but he is his own independent character.

Q: When will you update his comic ?

A: Since it a stand alone project I’m doing during my free time there’s no schedule. But I try to make at least one page every 2 weeks.


Q: Can we ask question to him ?

A: Of course ! He got his own ask blog over here @papercranesnas.



Frequent Questions

Q: Can I draw you characters ? 

A: Yes! Don’t be shy, I’m always ready to encourage artist of any age or talent to show what they can do ! Just don’t forget to submit it to me since it gets really hard to keep track of every single tagging I got in one day.


Q: Could you draw  [Insert Character name here] ?

A: I don’t take request. I’m sorry, but I can’t. As much as I would love to draw everything  that you guys propose to me. I can’t. Especially since I have to think about my health first.


Q: I really love your character and I would love to rp them !!! Can I ?

A: No. As much as it sound like a bummer, there is still lots of information that I haven’t release about my characters and I don’t want people to spread misinformation about them. I saw this happen way to often.


Q: Can I make a Fanchild of your character ?

A: Sure ! I see no harm with that. Don’t forget that those wouldn’t be considered canon however !


Q: I have submitted you something and you haven’t responded to it yet… Are you ignoring me ? 

A: No. I take my time to reblog art because I often write comment to show how much I appreciate your work. Just a little patience, it will be reblogged.


Q: Can we use your art ?

A: Sure ! As long you credit me for it ! If you see art from me that isn’t credited, please contact me. There’s no need to bring any kind of justice and I honestly prefer to handle the situation on my own.


Q: Can I rp Decans, the UnderDecay cast, or Paper Crane ?

A: No. Maybe in the future, but I’m honestly NOT comfortable at the idea of people misinterpreting my characters. I would like you to respect my decision as those characters are precious to me.

anonymous asked:

sorry about what happened to the og blog :( i hope you feel better. if you're up for it can we get some sexting hcs for Dazai, Chuuya, Aku, + Atsushi? if you've done these before, i apologize and you can delete the request.

Thanks nonnie~ I’m feeling better as I write more tbh ^^;;


[Dazai]

• If you’re away from Dazai longer than two hours most of the texts that pop up on your phone have a dirty innuendo. They range from five sentence scenarios to five text bubbles of all the deliciously dirty things he wants to do to your body. His silver tongue is not limited to manipulating for his own gain—this man puts the kinkiest erotic novel to shame tenfold. His goal is to get you squirming and wet just with words and he’s not afraid to ask for a picture of his handiwork to tide him over until he can get his hands on you.

• Dazai does not like to be ignored especially if he’s trying to pull you somewhere slightly secluded for a little public playtime. If you’re blissfully stuck in your work and not responding the way Dazai wants he sends a few top notch favorites that get you noticeably flustered. He’ll watch quietly from the side or behind the couch, peeking every time hears that ‘ping’ of your phone until you’re riled up enough for him to slide his arm around your waist and guide you to the nearest private corner.

• When Dazai’s bored out of his mind in the office he’ll start a naughty little RP with you, and he gets extra hot and bothered if you’re both in the same room. Even if you’re not the best at sexting him back he’ll play off whatever you say to him and manage to turn your exchanges into an R rated novella that leaves you flustered and craving his touch.

[Chuuya]

• Isn’t too shy to snap a quick pick of himself shirtless holding his cock if he’s away on business and missing you. He’ll attach a very detailed text describing all the dirty things he thinks about doing to you while he’s stroking his cock. If he’s feeling extra dirty he’ll record a short video of him pleasuring himself. Of course he asks you to send him a naughty picture or two to tide him over until he gets home.

• If Chuuya has a few minutes to himself he’d rather hear your voice or see you over a mere jumble of dirty words. A steamy five minute skype or facetime session isn’t out of the ordinary when Chuuya is away for an extended period of time. He’s skilled at talking you through the naughty things he wants to see, especially if it involves you touching yourself. His velvety voice guides you to a quick orgasm and prompts him to finish his work faster so he can get home and touch you himself.

• Chuuya doesn’t have time to wax poetic about sex, and he’s going to tell you exactly what he wants to do to you. His words aren’t vulgar per say, but they aren’t in the lease bit romantic. He saves the soft, sweet love-making vernacular for sensual nights between the sheets. If he’s just relaying a dirty message through text then he’s taking it down to the core and saying exactly where he’s going to put his tongue. If you demand he come home right this instant and pound you into the mattress he’ll say he’s not free yet—in truth he’s being a shit and wants to tease you—and continue to blow up your phone with dirty texts until he’s losing his own will to wait and rushes home to you.

[Akutagawa]

• Akutagawa, surprisingly, has a way with words that’ll make your jaw drop. Akutagawa has to be in a certain mood to respond to your naughty texts, or even look at his phone tbh, but if he’s in that rare state of mind he’ll quickly reply with a simple sentence or two. Most of his responses are demands rather than naughty innuendoes, and he’s often reminding you how bruised your hips and thighs are going to be in the morning if you keep bothering him while he’s trying to work.

• Sending Akutagawa dirty picture is tempting fate with a hot poker. He’ll either refuse to respond until he gets home or he’ll send a very blunt warning about sending pictures like that to his phone. He swiftly reminds you that only his eyes are allowed to see that treasure between your legs and if you keep baiting him with pictures he’s going to make sure you’re too tired to even hold up your phone.

• Pulling Akutagawa away from work is a hard and dangerous mission, but if you’re so inclined to rile up your dedicated boyfriend with multiple texts begging him to come and fuck you he’ll make his way home just to put you in check. As much as Akutagawa pretends to be annoyed he secretly loves the kinky things you send his way and gets off knowing you crave him enough to bother him while he’s busy.

[Atsushi]

• The first time you ever sent this boy anything remotely naughty he all but dropped his phone in the street. Thankfully he was alone when this happened (Dazai would never let him hear the end of it if he saw) but he was utterly perplexed about the entire situation. Despite the growing bulge in his pants Atsushi’s response was only him stating he’d be home soon with a few typos.

• Atsushi hardly ever gets the courage to start a naughty in-text triste, but when he does they’re more on the sweet side than the naughty. He mentions soft kisses and warm embraces over the down and dirty, but there are bold occurrences where he slips in a little more like his dick.

• If you’re the one mentioning things that makes all the blood rush south Atsushi is fumbling for a reply just as steamy. Often he resorts to typing something he remembers seeing in porn or reading in a dirty magazine and hitting send before he can freak out about it and delete it. He’s extremely embarrassed when he gets home but if you continue to reassure him that he does in fact get you hot under the collar he’ll be more inclined to experiment with dirty little texts when he’s got some down time at the agency. 

Thank You . . .

I just want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and for sending me dozens of encouraging messages. I’m sorry for not responding sooner, but I’m still not really up to talking about it. Just know that I appreciate you all so much.


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an rp guide to making drafts more fun and less stressful

if you’re like me you tend to stockpile replies like you’re preparing for the apocalypse, and there are times when i look at that large number (across multiple blogs whoops) and wonder WHAT THE FUCK HAVE I DONE I WILL NEVER DO ALL OF THESE.

BUT FEAR NOT. i have compiled a list of tips i’ve gathered over my 13+ years of rping that have made chugging out responses as stress free and fun as possible. take them or leave them, i hope you find some use in it!


       1. never ever EVER EVER give yourself a “due-date”
DON’T DO IT. PLEASE DON’T. I MEAN IT. you can set a goal, that’s awesome. say, ‘hey! i want to get x amount of drafts done today’, but don’t ever tell yourself you HAVE to. this is a hobby, for FUN. when you go into your drafts with a due-date, you go into your drafts with initial stress and if you don’t meet your self-determined quota you’re going to feel bad and you should never feel bad when you write for fun. when you sit down to do drafts just tell yourself, i’m gonna work on these today and see where i get. as long as the only concrete goal you give yourself is to try, then you’re already on the right track!

       2. first thoughts, jot them down!
when you go to draft your posts/like it/save it/whatever you do to keep track of your drafts, you should try to jot down a few “first thoughts” before you do so. this is just something i do personally, it’s always helped me out. when i get a reply from my partner, before i go to draft it, i make some bullet points where i would respond; my muses initial internal reaction, possible dialogue, and my muses initial external response. even if you come back to it a week later and take a gander at the reply in your drafts, you can gloss over what you wrote down to try and bring some inspiration back for the reply. you can change your mind, keep it the same, whatever. it just helps brings you back to how you first responded to the reply and spark some creativity.

       3. respond in the order you want to, not the order received
this isn’t a job at the local diner, you don’t have to rotate drafts like FIFO (first in first out.) your reply isn’t going to ‘spoil’ the longer you have it in your drafts. if one draft jumps out at you more than the other, DO THAT ONE. your rp partner will (they should) understand muses can be fickle and you have preferences. when you force yourself to do a draft, it tends to come out less than stellar, or not like you wanted, and you’ll just frustrate yourself further.

       4. when you DO decide to sit down and write drafts, get comfy!
listen to music? like white noise? need some generic background noise? put that shit on! even if you’re responding mobile in class (shame on you) or at home naked in your bedroom, try to make yourself as comfortable as possible. me? i prefer silence or soft ambient music in the privacy of my room, but that’s just a preference. i tend to write better when i feel the most comfortable. 

       5. TALK TO YOUR RP PARTNERS!!!!
trust me i doubt they are going to mind if you head into their im/skype/inbox/whatever and ask questions you have as they come along. if there’s something in their reply you want clarified to help you in yours, ASK! even if there’s no question, i highly encourage you talk to who you’re writing with, especially for longer, more plotted threads; it’s no secret that you tend to write better with people you know/get along with. ask them to chat about their muse in that specific setting, maybe talk over a couple possibilities in the near future, get some inspiration just by chatting. i understand for some of us, talking with others we don’t know is a daunting task, but just try to remember we’re all here for the same reason; we want to write, and have fun, and be creative. the worst thing someone can say to you when you ask for feedback or input is ‘no’, and tbh if they say that then i think you’ve dodged a bullet lmfao

       6. PRAISE YOURSELF
for the love of god don’t be ashamed to say HEY I DID ONE DRAFT TODAY GO ME. even if its one out of 100, you still DID IT and that’s AWESOME! the more you congratulate yourself and the more you believe in what you create, the easier creating more will be. 

       7. don’t be afraid to back out of some things
this one is the hardest for me to follow, because i love everyone i write with and i tend to not want to let go of threads. but if there’s that one draft you constantly look at every time you try to get some done and it just makes you sad because you’re not sure, you’re never sure how to respond, maybe it’s time to move along. that feeling effects your overall mood and tends to make writing for other drafts more difficult. DO NOT FEEL BAD WHEN YOU DO THIS, DON’T YOU DARE. think of it more as…putting it aside for the time being. you can always revisit that particular plot/scenario at a later date, and your rp partner will understand. if they don’t, if they pressure you to keep a draft that only proceeds to upset you when you go into your drafts, you do not need to write with them. repeat after me, my lovely creative nuggets, you do not owe anyone anything. you don’t. i repeat, THIS IS FOR FUN. this is a hobby. you are not getting paid and unless your rp partner is paying you by the word, do not let them control what you reply to and when. 

       8. don’t be afraid to start NEW things
don’t punish yourself. i see it all the time, people joke about having too many drafts and yet they do starter calls, reblogs memes, whathaveyou. THATS OK STOP FEELING BAD ABOUT IT! if you need some creative juices flowing, and your drafts don’t look appealing, then reblog that meme! ask for some starters! as long as you keep writing, inspiration will find you in time, i promise. 

       9. HAVE FUN.
i’ve said it like 89745974 times but i cannot stress it enough. rping is for fun. it should always make you feel better, not worse. if it takes you two days to do 20 drafts, or two weeks to do 1, that’s ok. the more you worry about ‘losing followers’ or interest in your muse, the more stressed youre going to make yourself which in turn makes focusing harder which makes writing harder and then your drafts contiue to sit even longer. it’s a vicious cycle we all fall into sometimes, and that’s ok. just because you’re stressing about it doesn’t mean you’re terrible, we all do. just TRY to recognize the signs when you’re doing it, and pep yourself up. talk to someone. maybe just chat about your muse with a friend if you can. if you get drafts done by the end of the day, great! if you don’t, you don’t, and that’s ok too.

“I wish the RP community would kill the idea that confronting someone about a problem is drama. You’ll hear the phrase “I don’t confront people because I don’t do drama” That ironically is why the community has so much drama. You can argue all you want that confronting a partner about a loss of muse or rp/ooc concern will start drama if they get upset. But so does not talking about a problem. Most people will respond with equal politeness if you approach with a concern politely. Act like adults.”

Hello Ladies and Gents

Hiya y’all. Riley here. It feels weird writing a post without Dark here.. wheeze. Anywho, I am here to clear up a few points of confusion in order to make things as easy as possible.

“Figments”, “the Void”, and “Figment Darkiplier” are not cannon. They were not produced by the original creator of Darkiplier (Mark Fischbach), and are an interpretation made by yours truly. What that means, is that it is not an openly sharable idea that can be passed from person to person without credit.

http://ask-sadisticdark.tumblr.com/copyright

This link brings you to a super boring page that describes the ownership of the developed idea of Figments, the Void, the Council and specifically my ASD Darkiplier. Myself, solely as a creator, developed the Figment character, the Void location to match, the Council, and the ASD Darkiplier.

What the page also mentions is that you are FREE TO USE THE FIGMENT AND VOID IDEAS. However, they are some expectations to such a use. Obviously, you were not the one who came up with the idea. It is also not a cannon character (not a creation by the original owner). Therefore, it is expected, and necessary, for those who desire to use “Figment” and “the Void” in specifics with what I myself have created, to offer proper credit.

Take it as the same as someone reposting artwork that is not theirs, without stating where they got the art from. Essentially, lack of credit is the same as claiming it to be your own.

The proper credit details just making it accessible somewhere for where you got the idea from. Tagging me once in a random rp post from a month ago counts, as long as it can be found somewhere. If someone asks “cool figment idea”, you are also expected to respond with “thanks, ASD got me hooked af on that one.”

It sounds all lecturey and eew and I’m not mad at anyone, but I’ve seen a few counts where it has been used on other blogs without any mentions or whatever and blah blah. I hold onto my creation very dearly, and I don’t want anyone else trying to take from me what I worked hard on.

Also side note: I’m not stating Darkiplier is my character cause hell to the no, that belongs solely to Mark Fischbach. So, if you want to do a Dark character as a figment, totally cool. Just with dat credit for the figment part, you feel.

Anywho, I love y’all and am super happy to see lots using the figment stuff to make their own characters. Keep it up y’all, and sorry for sounding like a fucking parent.

anonymous asked:

I'm actually working on my own Undertale AU right now, and the only reason why I haven't posted any short stories or concept arts publicly yet is because everyone is like NSFW!! I'm asexual, and I find it very uncomfortable?? I use to rp a lot too, but slowly stopped because everyone wants nsfw even when I was a minor, and I was like no?? I use to compromise with my partners, but stopped because once nsfw enters, plot just stops. Makes me kind of sad that's all people want.

Well, if you make your point that you’re not going to do it, it won’t happen as often. I still get messages saying “do you draw nsfw?” or “will you make a nsfw blog?” but all I have to do is say no. You get to a point where you just get this mindset like, I’ll make what I want, and what they want is their business.

People know that what you do is not in their control–a lot of people just don’t want to believe it. I don’t know why people go like “it’s my blog and I post what I want!!” like people don’t know that. I mean, duh, of course it’s your blog. You’re in charge, not them.

So, just do what you want, man! And don’t be afraid to say “no, this makes me uncomfortable.”

[Ask RPedia] Getting Together: How To Meet Your Characters!

Anonymous asked: Alright, I’ve been reading your stuff and it’s all really helpful and you’re awesome- I’ve gotta ask this though. How do I get two characters to meet and a story going? I can’t seem to come up with good reasons for people to interact with my character and it’s really frustrating. I’ve made starters, but I always end up stressing over not being able to come up with a plot good enough to keep anyone’s interest for very long and never send them. Any tips or anything would be great!

Sounds like you’ve got some issues beyond the original question, which means you want to meet characters and keep them interested in each other, I’ll deal with that too, but first! Let’s discuss how to get characters to meet up, in situations ranging from ‘we work together’ to ‘we don’t even exist in the same universe canonically.’

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[Important] Undermined Hiatus:

I’m sorry, guys—I need a break.

From this blog, this fandom, this…whatever…

I feel like I give and give and give, and all people do in return is take and or steal because they cannot think for themselves, and it is disheartening.

The way people even have ideas of friendship on Tumblr is a skewed and stupid, but I expect no less from most given the low self-esteem that seems to cripple everyone on this site where they need constant validation from emotional leeches to feel they’re worth something. Seriously, I feel so sad and sorry for most of you, and I tried to even reach out and help you, but you slapped my hand away or used and abused me like so many others.

Seriously, what did I do to deserve this? You don’t want to approach me or think on your own that you just want to take something and put a small dab of paint on it? Christ…

If I write or draw anything anymore, it’ll probably be in private or to my commissions. I am not saying I won’t be 100% back at some point, but for now, I am not answering the stuff in my inbox. They will stay there, and I will get to them when I have the motivation, but not right now. I feel like giving to the fandom that’s hurt me so much is silly at this point. My RPs I make no promises anymore…If I get to you, I get to you, but that’s it for now.

You can talk to me in private or on Discord if you want, but again, if I don’t respond—I am probably not in a good mood, and I don’t want to take it out on you.

Love you all, and thanks to those of you who reached out to me, helped me, and were kind, giving, and supportive. I don’t need to list you—you all know who you are.

~Oreana Galena

slang, phrases, and terms of the star wars universe

hi all!! recently i’ve been working on a little project to create a semi-comprehensive list of star wars slang, phrases, and terms for fic writers, RPers, and any other interested fans! I’m always going to be adding to it, so there’s no point calling it done, but it IS in presentable shape! 

click the big header up there to be taken to the spreadsheet. i have it set so that anyone can leave a comment, so please, if you have ideas for slang terms ( because come on, y’all, we can get creative! ), if you know something I’ve forgotten, or you just want to say hi, leave a comment, and I’ll respond asap! you can also jump into the chatbox at any time, or find me here or on my personal, whose URLs i’ve mentioned on the doc. 

please feel free to save this to your drives, bookmark it, and use it as much as you’d like! and, of course, every reblog spreads the word! have a great day, and may the force be with you! <3 <3

how about the cliche (but can be personalized) your family took me in because my parents can’t take care of me and i hate the idea so i try to do everything possible to get kicked out and i start to flirt with you and seduce you out of spite but you respond really well and you’re really cute so we kinda get too comfortable and one day your parents find out and they give us an ultimatum that either we stop whatever it is we have or i have to go and.. i kinda like it here so let’s stop. but wait… we don’t want to end what we have, do we?