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03/19/2019 02:24 PM 

[RP Advice] Recolors Are NOT OC (Designing OCs)

Seeing some recolored characters on AniRoleplay reminded me of this topic. I see it all too often actually. Something needs to be said.


We all know how hard it is to make an Original Character, but part of that design should NOT include recoloring a canon character. I should know, I used to do this myself until I got better at drawing my OCs. Recoloring is a good start for editors and OC makers, but it cannot be THE solution. Upon designing, instead of recoloring, just use the face of another character that resembles your idea of your OC.




With practice, you CAN eventually come to the results of making your own face.


I highly encourage you pace yourself though. I myself have messed up countless times when I was making my OC’s face. I did recolors in the beginning, transitioned into editing, before honing my abilities and improving myself so I could put my own face to her. If you truly wish to put a face to your OCs, practice. You need the patience to do so, you cannot just give up because it didn’t turn out the way you wanted it, it is part of learning how to do it.


Recoloring doesn’t paint the face of your OC, it simply changes the face of an already existing character. 

03/16/2019 09:06 PM 

[RP Advice] Single Ship, Multi-Ship (Respect The Stories)

My friend and I see this, argumentatively a lot within the world of RP, and it must be addressed..


I have seen this too much with my friends, people shame others for shipping with 1 or more characters. There is nothing wrong with being a single shipper or multishipper. However, there is something wrong if you do not respect the Admin’s choices. It is one thing if you do not like the shipping, but it is completely another to disrespect an Admin’s choice of how they wish to ship.


•Single Ship

-This simply means they only allow one ship for every story they make. Their character chooses to stay with one person, regardless of the different stories they make.


•Multiship

-This means they allow their character more than one shipping. They see every story as a different interaction and are more than happy to make bonds with more than one character.


I digress, it is quite hurtful when someone puts the spotlight on you and claims you’re in the wrong. But thus, you must understand the Admin’s reasoning for why they choose how to ship. It is all about compromise, understanding, as long as you respect each other’s requests. I too have been called out by a now ex friend, about being a multishipper, she actually accused my character of “cheating” on hers. Not the case, I simply separate my interactions and don’t merge my stories into one unless said otherwise, therefor I ship my characters with whomever they develop chemistry with.


Please keep in mind to respect your partners in this aspect. It hurts them as much as it hurts you. It is important to know what your partner’s preferences are.

03/12/2019 12:48 AM 

[RP Advice] Excuses Are No Excuse (Just Write It)

I’m making this segment as an eye-opener, because I just realized it’s still a problem even today.


Have you ever had those partners that claim they’re not good at making stories, yet write in the most fine details? or those partners that give the “I’m not good at making starters” and throw you the pen to make you write one? I think we all have at some point. In my experience, these writers are just making excuses as to why they wanna evaluate you for themselves. These are common excuses for hiding their true skills. There are many I have encountered who have used these excuses just to make me be the one to write the starters.


In my opinion? it’s best to encourage them rather than call them out on their excuses. Encourage them to share their work, encourage them to practice writing. Because if you let them persuade you to do all the work, you’re just bending for someone that’s clearly skilled while they’re judging you. Don’t let them get to you, show these people that you want to see their writing. Give them an outlet to start a story with you, because if you can get past the excuse? you’ve done a good deed for RPers everywhere.


Whether you think you’re not good at something, practice. Practicing helps you improve your skills, because if you just sit around and do nothing but wait, how are you supposed to learn and improve? you can’t. Do yourselves a favor, stop making excuses, stop being lazy. I know many of you are fantastic writers just waiting for your full potential to unlock.


Take it from me, guys, we all began somewhere. Over time we’ve all improved at some point, and over time we’ve peaked and blossomed when we least expected it. 


No more excuses now, let your imagination create your story!

03/05/2019 11:03 AM 

[RP Advice] Writing Responses (Length Does Not Matter)

An RP friend of mine on Facebook recently upon this matter, and I have to agree with him. A lot of us are so worried about being judged for how much we write, that we often feel like we’re not good enough.


We all began as terrible RPers, nobody is perfect upon their first year. I was only 12 (in 2004) years old when I entered the world of RolePlay, it helped me create my stories in school. The lot of us didn’t care about perfecting our roles, nor did we care about how much we wrote. We just simply wanted to have fun, nobody cared about length or grammar or perfect portrayal.


As the years went on, I did notice an increase in RPers making length a requirement to “produce a good story” as they called it. I am here to tell you all right now.. LENGTH DOES NOT MAKE THE STORY! What makes the story is what YOU put into it, feed it the effort, feed it the portrayal, just feed it what it needs. You do NOT need to par up to length with someone. You do NOT need to match someone’s writing style.


Writing a story with a partner is supposed to be about fun, not high expectations of the community or verse. Someone is a Novella, fine and dandy, I can’t always write in Novella format so I just give them the skills I have. I am a one liner, Semi-lit, Para, Multi Para and Novella. Why you ask? because I can write all of those depending on what responses I receive, my replies are formed off the materials I am given from my partners’ responses.


Do NOT create such high standards, some of your partners have disabilities that they cannot always meet your requirements. Do not judge your partners by their writing, by their style or how much they write. It CAN be irritating yes, but please refer to my segment RolePlayers With Disabilities  before you decide.

03/05/2019 10:58 AM 

[RP Advice] RolePlayers With Disabilities (Take A Steady Approach)

I know I haven’t posted in a while, but I needed a break from all the typing. Anyway, I wanna cover this topic for a few reasons.


During my 14 years of RP, I have noticed there are lots of us who have disabilities. These disabilities are often why people lack amazing RP partners, but it’s not their faults in any way. Many RPers have learning disabilities, which hinders their performance when it comes to typing properly. I want to put an end to this, because a lot of people dislike those who make spelling errors.


I myself am dyslexic, my brain processes things faster than I can function. I tend to make tons and tons of typos, because I think faster than I can type. Often times, I was told to go back to school for a few typos I made, lol. But, I learned to embrace this side of me, it can make for some funny conversation starters. My friends even tease me over a majority of my typos, and it’s honestly fun.


Some of us have disabilities to where it takes us a while to respond. Don’t grow impatient with those who take a long time to type their response. There are others that have it so rare, that just about their entire grammar is thrown out the window. Don’t get frustrated, no matter how bad it becomes. Talk to them instead and help them learn, help them improve.


Now, I’m not saying that people need to use this as a crutch. I’m just trying to make some obvious things come to light. You should never NEVER use your disability as an excuse for anything. You CAN help yourself, you CAN get better. Every time I write with my partners, my own writing improves, even the smallest bit.


Please take things into consideration, not every partner will tell you that they have a disability. Many of them are actually afraid to tell us, because they’ve been judged and ridiculed so many times.

03/02/2019 11:52 PM 

[RP Advice] Forced Storyline (Keep Them Private or Discuss First)

There’s one particular factor that has always bothered me, and I’m sorry I didn’t cover this sooner. I’ve had my fair share of partners pushing their own stories onto me. It’s not cool...


A lot of our partners just want to have a good time. I get it, you wanna have fun, but not so much that you force your own storyline upon your partner. Not everyone you RP with is gonna want a storyline you made, and you have to learn to accept that. Forcing your story on your partners won’t create a fun storyline.


I remember about.... maybe 5-7 people who tried to force their stories onto me. One of them was a married couple in real life, yet they would report anyone who refused to play out their story. If you give me a story, I’m going to get stuff wrong about it because I. Don’t. Know. How. To. Read. Minds... yeah, a lot of people that give you a forced story just expect you to know what they want. It doesn’t exactly work like that guys, when you give a forced storyline, you’re basically telling your partner their opinion doesn’t matter.


No Ignis wants to be forced to play a story where he ships with someone’s OC because it’s what that partner expects. No Noctis wants to be forced into a role of playing a husband to an OC because it’s what the partner wants done. No Prompto wants to be forced on his knees in chains for the rest of his life because a partner wants dominance. No OC maker wants their character forced into a story where they have to adjust their very features.


You need to keep these storylines private to yourself, or ONLY if your partner agrees to play it out. You don’t see me forcing any Prompto RPers to ship with my OC because it’s what I wrote for her FFXV cameo, do you? no. I discuss these things with my partners first, if they want to do it, so be it. I have no problem with being rejected, it’s the decision of my partner, not mine, and I won’t beg them or push the story on them.


Please THINK and DISCUSS storylines you create, don’t force them onto your partners. You will have a better experience if you keep them private or discuss first.

02/11/2019 07:36 PM 

[RP Advice] Character Sharing/Control (Disrespectful For Admins)

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This is along the lines of God-Modding, but I decided it deserved its own segment. I’m talking about Character Sharing or Character Controlling.


There are a NUMBER of RPers out there who do this. They will take full control of their partner’s characters just to make the story go the way they want it to. I myself have had it happen to me. When a story isn’t going the way our partner wants it to, they tend to take control of your character just to make the story into what they imagine.


No one is discriminated in this as all RPers have done this, one way or another. A lot of us RPers do not like it when you, the partner, take control of our characters. It’s disrespectful and it is very rude, we do not like it when you control our characters. Canon RPers tend to suffer the most with this, as they have a certain way of portraying their characters. 


Examples


An Ignis RPer writing with a Ravus, that Ravus writes Ignis’s role on what he wants to happen. The Ignis RPer does not have in mind what Ravus does, it ruins their idea completely and shifts the story into a disaster.


An OC RPer has a love interest in Gladio, the OC writer controls Gladio into a completely whole other personality that isn’t part of Gladio at all. The Gladio RPer finds this rude and asks not to control his character.


These above examples are what character sharing/control is, and how easily it can flip a story upside its head. It’s unfair to the writer of the character and it’s disrespectful to both admin and character. UNLESS the writer agrees to sharing control of a character, you have absolutely no say in what your partner’s character does. Let the characters do as their writers allow.


It’s another thing if partners agree to allow control, discuss first, never assume you can freely control someone else’s character.

02/02/2019 11:49 AM 

A Sliver of Darkness

He could sense his environment around him had changed. He could feel the darkness surround him. Something felt... very wrong indeed. Noct’s eyes opened sightly as he could see nothing but darkness around him. He started to rise from his fetal position, only to realize he was afloat aimlessly in an abyss. He looked around to see if he could find even a glimmer of light as to identify where he was. There was nothing.. ‘Where am I....?’ he asked himself as he continued to search for a light. He soon learned he could swim... only one direction to go; up! he faced what he knew would be up, beginning to stroke and kick as he swam his way up from the depths of the abyss. 


He finally started to see a light and swam faster towards it, until he broke the surface and took a gasp of air. A sigh of relief escaped his lips, before he started to look around “What..... is this place...?” he asks aloud to himself as he began emerging from the black and up onto the beach. He sat down to give himself a break, he checked to see if his phone was damaged. No damage but... also no service, great... he couldn’t even let his retainers know he was alive. With a sigh, he puts his phone away and begins to lay back in thought.... how would he make it back home....

01/28/2019 06:39 PM 

The Power of Resolve

Insomnia needed him... their future rests on his shoulders. Over time, Noctis had done a lot of review of himsrlf. He was their future, he was their hope. Glancing at his own palms, he began to reminisce about his life. Closing his eyes gently as he waited for the lift to take him to the throne room. The ride was a small peace of mind, he glanced up at the dimmed lighting that gently lit the elevator. 


His mind wandered, before the doors opened before him, cueing him to step off. Once entering the lobby, he looked at the doors before him as he approached the barble structure “.... Insomnia needs their King...” he gripped the doors and proceeded through “My people shall always come first.. they need a king who will put them first...” he took his seat upon the throne and looked up to the light “And I plan to do just that..” his gaze falling back to the empty room.

01/07/2019 06:42 PM 

FFXV Descendants 2: What’s My Name?

Ardyn: What’s my name….

Loqi: *Gets close to him and purrs* Ardyn~

Ardyn: WHAT’S …. MY name?

Aranea: *Comes up on the other side* Ardyn~

*Ardyn chuckles and walks across the the table* 

Ardyn: What’s my name? what’s my name?

Crew: Ardyn!

Ardyn: This is all hands on deck! calling out to Insomnia. I’m getting tired of this disrespect! I won’t stop ‘til the throne is mine. Tis my time, I am next! our airship’s about to be set. They ain’t seen nothing yet. Tell ‘em there’s a price so they won’t forget~

Ardyn: What’s my name? what’s my name?

Crew: Ardyn!

Ardyn: Say it louder~ what’s my name? what’s my naame~

Crew: Ardyn!

Ardyn: Feel my power~ no one’s gonna stop me soon the kingdom will be in my hand. What’s my name? What’s my name? what’s it? what’s it? say it, say it loud!

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