✖ How has Tumblr RP changed since you started?
Ooooo has it changed! I mean tumblr has changed a lot too. Archer started in 2013 so it’s been a while. I remember trying to not reblog as a link. That was annoying. Or having the tiers of responses and links. The Gif wars.
Back then there was so little content the only people who had icons were actual artists and the rest of us made do. Example of my terrible work:
Nobody thought to just use… random images they found on the internet. I think people were worried about copy writing or something. We had this idea that our characters would become actual legit things and not just… free time writing. I mean some people did turn their ocs into legit things and thats amazing.
ALSO! Magic Anons were a thing. Instead of the sentence prompts you’d get like “MA! Your muse is now a mermaid for 3 days! Have fun!”
A lot of these were used for sexy times or making temporary AUs. Until we kind of got attached to the temporary AUs and said, “fuck it. I’m making this legit.” And then when AUs were a thing it was confusing but now it’s like “Yeah it’s like… a dlc to the already made game not a new game.” If you catch my drift.
It used to be very “EVERYONE IS MY FRIEND!! I LOVE EVERYBODY!!” Giant chatzy chat room rp parties for every characters’ birthdays. There would be start times to show up. Everybody brought gifts, we made playlists. It was fun but ultimately exhausting.
I think a lot of rp tumblr has decided to shy away from big group shows of affection and stay with our own little groups. At least for me. I just don’t have the time anymore to party like I used to.
I’ve also turned into a recluse because people are just not as positive as they used to be. Things turn dramatic and sour much quicker. My first group lasted almost a year before breaking apart. My most recent one barely lasted a few months. idk why. but it has happened