Let me explain.
When trying to figure out who to RP as first on Tumblr, I found an OC blog that had a villain set up, but not a separate blog for the villain even though the mun really wanted one for him (Let’s call the mun A, and her character G.). The villain looked pretty awesome (let’s call the villain M), even though he didn’t really seem to have a reason for being evil other than to make G miserable, and he seemed to only exist so he could obsess over G and be an all-around pain. He did have a really funny sass streak though, and a really tragic backstory, and after convincing myself that he would get a lot better through character development, I messaged the A and made my first RP blog within a couple of days.
Okay, ladies, gentlecats, and everything in between. I am finally up to putting this story out. I was too scared at first, since was afraid of starting drama, or someone recognizing this story; but, to the hell with it).
Let’s start this off with a little backstory. I started rping on Tumblr about last year after finding a bunch of indie rp blogs.
Me again, here with another story as promised. Don’t throw your tomatoes yet - This one regards a flake, and a very fickle person, who will be called K.
This will require a little background.
For about half a year, I owned a roleplay through a Jcink board, an AU of a fairly popular novel. Upon opening, we were extremely popular! We had a great plot, amazing activity, really close-knit bonds between all our members! They were all fabulous! I thought this would go on forever.
But, like all good things, it came to an end at the cause of a guy we’ll for now call Puppy.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had an endless stream of frustration from a lack of RPs and no possible partners that are easily available or fun to RP with. I’m here to rant about one of them. I’ll probably submit one or two more times about the others, since this is pretty long already.
This is the first time I’ve ever submitted a story to this blog, but I just need to rant. I’ve run into my fair share of inexperienced roleplayers, Mary Sues, and overall bad writers, but in my four years of RPing, I have never encountered an RPer like this. Warning: This story is quite long (I don’t know how to add a read more in submissions, I apologize).
Short story time! I don’t have a meme to go with this, I’m afraid, I was just reminded of this ridiculous story by a comment on another tumblr.
About a year and a half ago I was running a forum game with a player who had a Mary Sue of Epic Proportions. Epic Sue was pretty bad on paper, but even worse in play, because nearly every post involved NPCs paying a ton of attention to Epic Sue. I confronted the player on this, but shortly thereafter there was a meltdown, my game ended, and another player started up basically the same game under new management. (The circumstances of the meltdown are a story unto themselves and will be submitted at another time.)
So a couple months back I went back to skim the end of the new thread. Not only had Epic Sue player rejoined and continued to be Epic Sue, but there was this one absolutely hilarious moment…
Epic Sue Player’s other character, Canon Bully, was being her bully self and riling up a bunch of people against Epic Sue (because she can’t be properly Epic if she doesn’t have the undivided attention of Canon Bully, of course). And an NPC girl commented, I shit you not, on how Epic Sue was ‘Such a Mary Sue!’
…Because real people call each other that. Ever.
I have recently started a Twitter Roleplay as Hanji Zoe from Shingeki no Kyojin. I’ve gained quite a Following over just over a month, including a well planned and thought out Eruhan relationship with an Erwin roleplayer, who is also now a very good friend of mine. Me and him often RP together, have a lot of fun, and we stick to the Manga canon as closely as we can without diverting from our SLs. Everyone I’ve RPed with and spoken to has been amazing, and we’ve all gotten quite close. We even have multiple SLs planned, and I always have a lot of fun.
I am an avid RPer. I’ve been doing so in chatrooms, IMs, email, skype, just about everywhere I could since I was in middle school and I’m in my late 20’s now. The one place I had yet to try out was here on tumblr. However I’m part of a fantasy fandom where I have a lot of friends that do RP tumblrs with their original characters and they invited me to join in. I was a little nervous at first because I was worried about how it would work out but I joined.
I had 4 characters, but this story is about my #1. One of my friends was someone I’d been roleplaying with since I was a kid. I’ll call her Alpha. Alpha and I had two characters that interacted, with their plots we had no problems. In addition to Alpha there were our friends in this fandom that we played with but the ones that we plotted the most with were Beta, Gamma, and Zeta. My #1 was involved in a plot with Beta, Gamma, Zeta, and Alpha. Beta’s female character, #2, was his rival and better, though #1 looked down on #2 for her lack of control and understanding what she was doing. Alpha’s character #3 was involved as someone #1 despised and attempted to do harm more than once, Gamma and Zeta played #4 and #5 were our antagonist for out plot.
A long time ago I was friends with a role player who I’ll call #1, #1 was super into my character A to the point where she made several characters just to interact with him, in truth she was desperate for something more than just friendship from the poor lad, who was beleaguered by woman after woman throwing herself at his feet. Which, back in the day, was one of the bonuses of RPing as male characters, because the female:male ration was always heavily skewed in your favor.