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nerve ( 2016 movie ) starters

i had these on an old indie of mine that i have since deleted, but it has always been my favorite starter meme i’ve made. feel free to change things as needed! 

  • are you a watcher, or a player?
  • why do you have to be such a bitch?
  • dolla dolla bill, ya’ll.
  • do you accept your dare, ___?
  • i just wish we could’ve met some other way.
  • if you want to know where i am from now on, sign up and watch me.
  • i’m sorry for bringing you into all of this.
  • we’re prisoners of the game.
  • then shoot me. i dare you.
  • you scared me.
  • you want one of us to die?
  • somebody is putting money into my account.
  • watchers will find you.
  • the lighthouse represents the thing you want the most.
  • reach 60 miles per hour. blindfolded.
  • have you got the nerve?
  • hold on, i’m just doing the y in daddy.
  • this looks very sketchy. is this legal?
  • life is passing you by.
  • you need to take risks every once in a while.
  • apparently, the watchers want me to team up with you.
  • stay. see what happens.
  • i don’t think i’d make a very good partner.
  • the only way out is to win.
  • players, show us your weapons.
  • what happens if i bail?
  • you lose everything.
  • my wallet. my clothes. everything is gone.
  • you know that some kid in seattle died playing this?
  • all of our money is missing.
  • how do you know my name?
  • you broke the rules.
  • we control your life.
  • we can’t stop it if we wanted to. there’s no one to stop.
  • you’re my eyes.
  • by the way, my real name is ____.
  • I don’t want space. I just want you.
  • snitches get stitches.
  • make a choice, clock is ticking.
  • could you hurry? i’m a little late to a party.
  • hey, mad max. why don’t you show yourself out?
  • this is the only way the game can end.
  • you guys are the dumbest smart kids i’ve ever met.
  • i’m an adrenaline junkie. you’re not.
  • it’s not like you.
  • you don’t seem like anyone’s sidekick.
  • when you said I should live my life, did you mean live it in your shadow?
  • do you actually trust this guy?

okay fair question – what’s up with the “ tumblr may get taken down “ stuff ?? like… am i supposed to start getting worried about having to develop a social life when my blogs suddenly disappear on me or ?? is this just a storm in a teacup ?? i’m confused… and lowkey a little scared… what’s going on ??

okay, so i got the following question on my rp regarding a fc for a transgender character that is not out yet and i’m not quite sure how to answer it and i was wondering if i could get some opinions as i am not transgender myself ? the text of the question can be found below. thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

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Alright RPC – We Gotta Talk About Passive Replies.

This is one of my worst pet peeves in Role playing or doing any collaborative writing with other people. It’s something I myself have been guilty of, especially if my muse is running low and I am forcing out replies. It’s something I see a lot of even from very good writers. It’s a widespread problem, that is exhausting for an RP partner to deal with in threads especially if it’s every reply.

And just like any problem – the first step in resolving it is looking out for it and realizing it’s there to begin with. Being conscious about this I personally believe separates a good RP partner from a great one.

I’m talking about passive replies.

Passive replies come in various forms. They can be anything from a novella sized reply – to a one-liner but they all share a similar trait. They do not contribute to pushing the action of a thread forward. They tend to be a summary of the reply preceding it through their character’s eyes with a small verbal or nonverbal reaction to the character they are interacting with. They do not add any new information for the other character to react to because the reply is pure reaction without any proactive elements.

This means your thread basically becomes the equivalent of a conversation like this:

Hey, you! 
Oh, Hey!
How are you?
Oh, I’m good.
What are you up to?
Nothing much, really.
Have any plans?
No. Not really.

It’s a functional conversation – sure, but it’s one-sided and relies on one person driving the action while the other simply responds. It is exhausting for one mun to constantly be the one driving the action of a scene forward. It makes things harder to respond to because you’re giving your RP partner fairly little to work with. The example above is obviously an extremely simplified example - but I hope you can get the gist of what I am getting at.  

Even if your character is shy, or anti-social, or maladjusted in someway – your replies can still play and active role in the situation. Being an active participant in a thread doesn’t meant that your muse has to be crazy and outgoing. It means that you have to do more than simply react to what is happening. Every reply should add at least one new thing for your partner to react to.

This can be anything from adding to the conversation – not just reacting to what was said prior. This can be your character doing some non verbal action. This could be and NPC or outside situation or the weather doing something to react to. No matter what the situation is – there are things your muse can do to be an active part of the scene, and not just a reactionary prop.

If your replies or even your starters are one of these two things:

1) Expecting someone to find or stumble upon your muse in someway. Or relies on your partner to initiate some action between your characters.
2) Is just a summary of what happened in their reply through your character’s eyes without adding anything new.

It’s a passive reply – and by nature harder to respond to. It means you should consider looking over your reply and tweaking it to give the other character something more to work with to take the pressure off and your partners should be doing the same for you. After all a conversation like this:

Hey, haven’t seen you in forever!
I know right? What have you been up to?
Honestly – nothing much. Work’s been murder. What about you?
Ah that’s unfortunate. I’m the same, but I’m going out for drinks later want to come?
I can’t tonight, have to wake up early tomorrow. Maybe we can catch up later?

Is a much more interesting conversation because both parties are doing their part to drive the action forward.

It’s easy to say that passive replies are spawned from laziness or poor writing. But they’re not (the vast majority of the time anyway). Even good writers who make beautiful replies do it. I personally think it spawns from equal parts insecurity and good intentions. People don’t want to rock the boat, or take risks with their writing in case they accidentally step on any toes. Not realizing of course that they are putting strain on the writer they are working with by letting them drive all the action.

It can be exhausting.

Roleplaying is a collaborative writing experience. A great RP partner is someone who works with you as a team to tell the story of both your characters. Each person should be putting forth new things to react to and being an active part in building something awesome. It makes for a more interesting read and more dynamic plots and quite frankly more chances for characters to build genuine chemistry.

Otherwise, you end up with a lopsided plot and a burnt out RP partner. No one wants that.

Hurricane Florence

It’s been a quiet season for the East coast, but that ends this week.  Florence is set to it the East coast Thursday-ish.  If you are in the potential path, it’s best to start preparing now.

Things to do:

  • Make an evac plan.  The quicker you can get out the better.  (Last year when we had to evac we had to work to find a hotel, because of leaving last minute due to my husband’s job.  Plan as far ahead as you can.)
  • Pull out money.  If the power goes out, ATM and card machines won’t work.  Many places don’t have the old style ways of taking credit cards anymore.  
  • Fill up your cars.  Even pick up an extra gas can of gas.  (Only do this with a proper gas can.  Be smart in your prep!)
  • Go shopping now.  Bottled water, perishable food, batteries, candles.
  • Make sure that you have a good supply of your meds, in case you can’t get them filled for the next week to two weeks.
  • Keep your electronics charged.
  • Make sure you have important numbers in your phone.  Don’t depend on having the net, even on your phone during the storm.  (Power company, non-emergency line, ect.)
  • Remember your pets needs - stock up on their stuff, too.

Things to remember:

  • Hurricanes come in three parts - the start, the eye, and the other side.  Do not go out when the calm of the eye hits.  The storm is only half over.  If you stay, remain in your safe lodging until the storm is completely passed.  (Some areas will run curfews - keep up with these if you can.)
  • If you evacuate, do not return home until the local government clears the area.  This is for everyone’s safety.  Yes, you want to get home, but you also want to be safe.
  • If you have hurricane damage, take pictures before and after the clean up.  Keep good records of what all happened so that you can submit it to your insurance.
  • Check with NOAA Hurricane’s sight for path charts.  The closer the storm gets, the closer their updates get.

Most of all, be safe.  I know it’s nerve wracking and scary.  I’ve been through this a bit in the last decade of living in Florida and Georgia.  If you are in a low lying area, and you can get out, do so.  Better to be safe.  Check in on elderly around you, anyone that might need help as well.