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Smash Corliss ~STE

04/08/2013 09:58 PM 

My RP rules.

~~Copied over from I'm sort of "retired" from roleplaying, in that I'm not actively seeking RP's at all. That doesn't mean you can't ask, but the answer will likely be a "no" more often than not. Part of the reason for this is because I'm more focused on writing out my series as it stands now. I used to take a lot of roleplays I've participated in and worked them together in a long, ongoing story. But I've kind of reached a point where I'm not likely going to add any new roleplays to it--with some few exceptions; particularly if whatever roleplay we bring up could possibly fit in my series without shaking the canon up too much. As such, it goes without saying that crossovers and romances are pretty much a no go at this point.But again, I'm not completely against roleplaying even if it's "non-canon" to my stories, but I'm just not gonna be as into it.Also these rules are pretty outdated but still hold some water.--Okay, so I've had some painful experiences in roleplaying before. Painful as in "Painfully Bad Roleplaying Standards". I don't want to repeat that here, especially since I planned to start anew here from Myspace, (which was full of said experiences,) so let me just get this down. Now, Don't think just because I'm putting up rules means that I'm one of those really snobby, uptight guys who will turn their noses up at anyone who even looks the slightest bit inexperienced or what have you. I'm putting these up so that we can have a GOOD roleplay. So that we can ALL have fun together AND make sense and be fair at the same time. Don't feel shy at all about RP'ing with me. (heck, if anyone, I should be the one feeling sorta shy about it. >.>;) So, Just take a look at these and try to follow them if you wanna RP with me. Alright, let's see here. 1: Please, No one liners if you can help it. I try to avoid doing these as much as possible. I put as much detail as I can into my posts, if I don't I most likely am experiencing writers block. Now I'll accept script format, but I would prefer story format because it allows much more detail. Also, Please, PLEASE try to use proper grammar. We're not RP'ing over cell phones. (at least most of us aren't.) There should  be no reason that you use numbers and abbreviations in place of regular words in a roleplay. To me, A roleplay is like a story that I would like to read. Tell me. Would you want to pick up a book and read it if everyone talked in chat speak? Here's a quick example of Do's and Don'ts. Don't: Sonic: i leik chlidawgs, lulz *gobles 10235t343830850 hcildiogs** *burqs lowdly adn maeks a durr faec* Do: Sonic: I like Chili dogs, haha. *takes a mouthful of his chili dog, and swallows.* Mm-*burps* Oh, excuse me. Preferred: Sonic gave his friend an amused grin. "I like Chili dogs." He assured with a hearty laugh. He took a mouthful of his chilidog, munching happily on it for a few moments before swallowing. "Mmm-" He suddenly let out a loud burp. With a sheepish grin, he scratched the back of his head. "Oh, Excuse me." That's an example for grammar, mainly. Even I couldn't understand what I wrote in the don't. Here's another example, this time for descriptiveness. Don't: Smash: Spirit Blast. Do: Smash: Spirit Blast! *throws a punch towards so&so in slow motion, but then breaks out into a high speed seconds before impact, causing a bright flash and powerful knock-back if it hit.* Preferred: Smash concentrated most of his energy into his next attack, and threw a punch towards Mr. Target's face. He began moving in slow motion, glowing brightly as he was leaving a trail of afterimages. Suddenly he broke out into his normal speed and delivered the blow. A bright flash would occur, blowing the target back if it were successful. "That's...what I call a Spirit Blast." You see how much better informed people can be if you just describe what it is you're doing? It's not that hard, really. When RP'ing, it's pretty common to see people writing in Script format. (Character: Such and such.) It's not very widely liked among the more descriptive RP'ers, but it's quicker and easier. It's perfectly fine to use script format. However, like I said earlier, I'd prefer that you use story format. (So&So looked at the camera. "This is an example." He said.) It's easier to read it aloud, especially since if you read script format aloud, it almost sounds like nonsense. Try that sometime and ask yourself it that sounded normal. And before I forget. Don't use smilies. Ever. Most of this can be excused if it's just a random and silly RP that wasn't meant to be taken seriously. 2: Use your own characters, not mine. Unless I strictly give you permission, you are NOT permitted to use my characters in any way. Period. (This is also one reason why I have some of my photos set to private until permitted. People like to edit/recolor pics around here, and I don't want you guys getting your grubby hands on my stuff. >.>; )3: I roleplay at my own pace. I can be a very busy person, and this place is kind of low on my list of priorities. Just because I haven't said much for most of the day, (or even for a few days,) doesn't mean that I don't care. If you want to roleplay with me, do not expect me to suddenly shove a starter in your face the moment you add me. (I'm TERRIBLE at starters, for one.) In turn, I'd appreciate it if you let me know that you want to RP before shoving a starter in my face. It gives me a chance to choose a character to RP with.That said, I don't appreciate being deleted just after I've been added without warning. If you're expecting a roleplay from me, you say something. Take initiative. It's rude to just expect things from people you've just met, and delete them when they (naturally) don't meet expectations. >:I4: Please cut down on the profanity. I don't want you guys cursing and carrying on in my roleplays, whether you started the RP or not. And while I'm at it, don't even bother to add me if all you're going to do is 18+ Mature RP's. I won't be a part of that.5: Okay so this one, I'm gonna beat around the bush a bit with it. Just read this. --- Violet has lived all her life with her parents in Green Flower City. She never moved out, or moved in from somewhere else in her lifetime. Her memory dates as far back as when she was 5 years old, but her parents have home videos and baby pictures of her to make up for it. She lives a pretty normal, and very happy life. One day she meets a person who claims that he knows her from somewhere. She doesn't remember him at all. But of course she doesn't, because her memory of him was completely erased for her own good, before she was taken to Green Flower City. Before that she was part of a dying clan in a great war, her real mother was an evil sadist bent on conquering the world while her real father died to have her saved from her mother's influence. Her memory was erased so that she would be able to start anew, and she was adopted by her current parents. "Wait, what?" Is her reply. (Along with her creator's, as well.) --- You see what I mean? Does that make any sense? Let's get straight down to the point. If you want to mess with someone's backstory, at the very least ASK them about their backstory first. That way you can have the two mix without having a character with two completely different backstories at the same time. But don't even do that. Do not do anything to anyone's story without first consulting them. I don't care if you wanted to add suspense with the element of surprise. Talk to them about it, ask them if you can add some ideas to it or something. Don't be upset if they say no, because they already have the character's backstory down. You could really, REALLY screw up their story otherwise. And when it doesn't mix, you just have to stop the RP right there. Unless you could somehow prove that the story bears no relation to your character inside the RP, you need to stop RIGHT there. This isn't so much about what damage this could do to your RP (unless it's actually connected to your character and their backstory) This is about what damage this could do to your characters themselves. It's ALMOST Vandalism, except it's taking a lighter approach, attempting to actually make this canon rather than doing it as a prank or whatnot. You really cannot just go and alter someone's story, or boot their story out the window for your own story for that matter. I don't care if your story is better or crappy. It's their character, not yours. This has happened to me a few times in the past. All on Myspace. (You know who you are. >.>; ) If you try this with me, and I don't stop the RP right then and there, don't get too comfortable. If you keep trying to force your backstory on my character, the whole RP will be trashed before you know it. 6: Okay this isn't really much of a rule, but I'm just going to talk about crossovers here. I'm pretty iffy about crossover RP's. I don't want to make crossovers all over the place. I'd prefer it if it was well thought out with an actual plot so that it can make at least SOME sort of sense instead of just "Smash walked down the road from his house and found out that there was a pokemon tournament being held in the next town over. And then Mario came out of a warp pipe some distance away from him, soon running away from a random metroid." I'm not doing that. I want there to be some logic behind it all. It can get confusing if things are just thrown together. If it's one of those random and silly RP's that aren't meant to be taken seriously, then that's fine. But otherwise, Ehh...Anyway, I'll do crossovers, but I would prefer that there were an actual story behind the two series meeting. I myself have done a crossover in my own roleplay series. Sonic and Kirby crossover which, up until now, was fully canon and even important to my series. I don't want to flood my series with different crossovers, so that's one reason I'm iffy about it.7: And last but Oh so very far from the least, there's the God Modding. There are several different ways to godmod. We could even break this down into pieces and go over them one by one. First, lets go over the Auto hits. Auto hits are when you say that your attack hits dead on before you can let anyone else do anything about it. Of course, this also applies for non violent situations as well, but it's basically when you do something that should have a chance of failing, and force it to succeed. Whether it's affecting another character or a plot device that should go through the consent of the one in charge first. This also works in the other way around, where you avoid every attack that comes across you. You can dodge/block, yes, but you shouldn't be able to avoid getting hurt at all. Especially when there are some things that just can't be blocked or dodged by regular means. Doing this can disrupt an RP slightly, that is, if someone catches it. It's also very unfair in battle. This could get you disqualified if it's a contest. But, if no one calls the auto hitting to attention, it could range from making things unfair to making the entire RP collapse in the worst case scenario. (Which HAS happened before, mind you.) Play fairly. Make things believable. Imagine if you yourself were in the situation, think about what is actually possible, not what you want to be possible. Next, we have the powers. Now, you may say Each character to his/her own, but we need to have some standards! We can't have a guy show up with chaos powers, 6-7 elemental powers, super speed and strength, AND telepathy. You're cramming way too much into one character. And that makes them what is known as a Mary/Marty Stu. And NO one likes those. There are other people you know, who can do stuff. You don't have to be like "OMG there's no one here with fire powers! I have to give him fire powers to fill in that empty spot! No one's psychic either!? He has to be psychic so there won't be any lake of PSI! And he NEEDS Teleportation!" How about you just have your character rely on their wits for once? With all of these various powers crammed into one person, now everything's a one man job. No matter how many times a character will tell someone else to get up and do something to help, they won't because they don't get a chance to with the way these guys are running the joint. Not only will these powers provoke spotlight hogging, but it could also disrupt an RP badly. Suppose there was supposed to be a problem, or just a job that needs to be done, and normally it would take 3 people to do in 2 hours. There are several steps to take, and it takes up an entire chapter of the RP. Also take into account that along the way, they discover a useful tidbit of information or an item that would help them later. Now before you get to work, Marty comes along and uses telepathy to solve the problem and teleports them all to wherever they needed to be next. What was once supposed to take two hours with 3 men took less than 2 minutes with 1 man. Skipping over everything. By being too hasty, it's possible that they either ruined the entire RP or doomed them all instead of saving them. There's also the problems with using powers in battles. Somewhat like autohitting, these powers can make the battles unfair. And sometimes autohitting is combined with this, making it even worse. Once again, be fair. Be realistic. Let others get a chance (seeing how this applies to more than just my RP's). Your powers don't make you the best. Your character can act like it, but that doesn't make it true. Cut out the excessive powers, and don't rush things.  8: Extra rule. I put this up in a bulletin, but that only lasts for so long. So, before I actually get to the point, I'm gonna post my reasoning for this.I'm a bit weary of RP'ing with girls now. I won't give any names, but the first girl I RP'd with on here only seemed interested in hooking up with my main character. And once I made it clear (in character) that Smash was taken, (married even, though I left that detail out.) she suddenly stops replying after two more rounds. Next person shows up later, and tries to make me part of some sort of weird 18+ "interactive story" thing called an "RP". But the "role" I was given was not even that of my own characters, so I tried to start over with my own fair starter. Girl stops replying for the rest of the day, and suddenly gets deleted the next.So, allow me to make this clear to everyone, if you please.Single or not, None of my characters are open to relationships, unless I specifically state otherwise.I don't mean to discourage anyone from RP'ing with me, not at all. I just don't want anyone to start up only to get disappointed later on and ultimately ditch me and the RP afterwards. I don't mind our characters getting close, but I'm afraid I won't be doing any romance unless I've decided that one of my characters needs a mate. Which is probably unlikely. 9: This isn't much of a rule either, but I realized that I never went over the types of roleplays I will and won't do.I'll roleplay just about any genre these days, as long as I have a plot to follow. Action, Adventure, comedy, mystery, those are the ones I enjoy best. I'd do romance, but see above.However, there ARE things I won't do. I have lines that I personally won't cross. And those are slasher/horror type genre's, anything with excessive blood and gore, plots that get a little too religious or have any kind of physical gods involved, that kind of stuff. Also I mentioned above that I don't want anything to do with excessive swearing or sexual content. None of that crap. Well, I suppose that's about all I can say. A lot of this stuff was actually copied off of something else I wrote, which was really a guide to roleplaying. I may post that up here later.

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04/07/2013 01:29 PM 


These are my rules for those of you who rp.1. NO God-moding. I will not tolerate it.     2. If you want to make a connection with my character. You have to build it up.     3. If you want to rp fight with me. Message me and ask first. I Am not always in the mood to fight.     4. No auto hitting. Unless it is a full field attack no autos.     5. If you do not like the way my character acts, GET OVER IT. I will not change for anyone so do not try.     6. I have limited internet as of lately so if you are impatient then you might as well as delete me now.     7. If I do not like what you are doing in a rp, I will only warn you once, if I would have to again. I will just delete you.8. Do not have my character do things such as movements. It is annoying to me.9. I ONLY CHAT AND RP IN MESSAGES!!! It is more private, and tends to make everyone more comfortable if no one else can see the messages. If you do not like it, tell me and we may compromise.10. PLEASE NO ONE LINERS!!!! I do para to Novella. If you give me two lines i will only let it slide once. It just gets boring. There is no entertainment in it.11. THIS IS A STRICTLY RP ACCOUNT. If you try to make it other than that i will delete you.12. PLEASE DO NOT STEAL MY IDEAS!!!! This is a big one, it has happened to me before and it nearly destroyed my desire to roleplay altogether. That is all i have for right now. If i think of anymore i will add them. Please sign if you understand.

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