As the name implies, ask my characters questions, and I will post my answers in character. A branch-off from the main Ask Blog, I wanted to extend it a little further. My main reasoning is that I'm not very active here, and like 90% of the people on my friends list I've never roleplayed with before, and it's quite possible that I never will considering how I can't ever seem to kick one off/keep up with one. So because of that, you guys most likely don't know my characters very well. Especially not on a personal level.
So then, ask away! Here's a list of characters who are available.
1) I don't want to turn the replies into short roleplays. I can do discussions on the subject of the questions asked, but if you wanna go out for pizza or something, save it for another time, please. It gets kinda weird because characters in here have a sort of medium awareness that wouldn't fit in with actual roleplays. I won't really accept/answer questions that are just blatant attempts at roleplaying, either. There's another place for that. :V
2) I also will avoid answering questions if they will reveal spoilers, so don't try to do anything like ask about the ending to SpTH or something like that.
3) The difference between a good question and a bad one.
A good question is one that allows me to give a little insight on a character's personality, backstory, and/or their daily life. Something that lets me open them up a little more and feel a little more human, so to speak. A lot of the questions for Gizmo and Violet on the main Ask Blog are good examples of this. I hadn't even given much thought about when Violet started playing the piano till Darkest asked her about it, for instance. That's when I decided to bring in the other instruments she's played.
A bad question can come in many varieties. Bad questions aren't necessarily stupid questions, as the response can still be funny. A bad question is one that's either already been asked, ("Splice what's your favorite color?") one that's irrelevant (This ain't the kirby fanon wiki stop talking about puffball lore) one that's asking one character about another character when they could have just asked the other character in the first place, ("Smash what's Splice's favorite color?") or one that I just simply can't give a good response to. (rather vague i know.)
As of October/November 2013, I'd gone into a very drastic state of writers block. While I may have written a few personal things, such as notes and scenes for my series, I seldom ever replied to any roleplays since then. I want to at least try to keep track of everything I owe, and try to tackle them one at a time. I really do want to roleplay again; its just that I really haven't been feeling up to it. What I want to do and what I feel like doing are apparently two completely different things.
Anyway, here we go. Also, the canon/non-canon thing in my status is referring to whether or not the RP's will be an official part of my series.
The Crystal Chronicles
Her turn (Canon)
Adventures at Sea
Her turn (Canon)
Her turn (Canon)
The Battle of Kaoru
My turn (Non-Canon)
On Hold (Canon)
Shadows of the East
On Hold (Canon)
My turn (Pending)
Spark the Hardcore Shadow Tiger
Dragon Age Daniℯℓℓℯ
My turn (Pending) My turn (Non-Canon) My turn (Pending)
Okay, I'm gonna show you all the list of my fancharacters. There are quite a few of them. I'm gonna categorize them by species. Names in the bold mean that they're my mainstream characters, or otherwise important characters to my roleplay series. Otherwise, they're just side characters that don't really show up much unless needed.
This list is incomplete. Check back often, because I'll be editing it overtime.
The species of my main character and his family.
Smash The Echidna: Age: 22 Gender: Male A veteran fighter at the reknown arena: The Blitz Pit. He currently lives in a city due south from Station Square, a place called Green Flower City. Smart, serious, straightforward and down to earth, Smash has a great sense of independence and takes a lot of pride in himself, although not too much to make him arrogant. He can be very sarcastic, and tends to rant about things. He generally tries to stick to logic, making him a "no nonsense" guy. Author's Notes: Smash was my very first fancharacter, and will always be my main one. He's changed a bunch over the years, definitely for the better. He is the one you will see me roleplaying as the most. And just so you know, Smash's looks aren't identical to Knuckles' anymore, despite the fact that I'm still hanging onto those old pics. If you want to see his current look, you'll have to be approved.
Pearl The Echidna: Age: 19 Gender: Female The little and only sister of Smash The Echidna. Pearl is generally a kind and sweet girl. She's very outgoing and loves to chat. She may seem hard to anger, however, she absolutely despises it when people try to hit on her. Especially since she gets all of the "Sleazebags". Although she's very outgoing and somewhat excitable, she's very shy around people she likes. Author's Notes: She came not too long after I made Smash. In fact I don't even remember Smash existing without Pearl around. (though looking back, there was a time...) I've done all I could to try and make Pearl to be a good character. I hope it paid off. And like Smash, you need permission to see her new pics.
Crash The Echidna: Age: 19 Gender: Male Smash's cousin, living a long way from the two. Smash and Crash have a pretty close relationship, as they were known to be playmates as children, and Crash is the one who bought Smash's iconic motorcycle for his 18th birthday. He's rather bumbling and clumsy, it's almost hard to believe the two are related. Author's Notes: Yeah, I know. It's an obvious play on Smash's name. Crash really hasn't showed up in a long time. I'm still thinking of when and where I should use him next.
Diamond The Echidna: Age: 17 Gender: Female Diamond is Crash's little sister and the cousin of Smash and Pearl. She's a bit shy and unsocial, often letting her older brother do all the talking. But she can be kind and sweet deep down. Author's Notes: Another play on words. Diamond never got a part in any RP or fanfic. She was just known to be Crash's sister. I never really got her personality down pat. I know I wrote it down somewhere, but I don't remember what she was (supposed to be) like.
Spikes The Echidna: Age: 36 Gender: Male Smash's uncle and the father of Crash and Diamond. He's the only one in the whole family who was born with spikes on his knuckles. Three spikes on each hand. He takes care of his family the best he can, and sends his support to Smash and Pearl from afar. He and his wife broke up and divorced, for seemingly unknown reasons. The only one's who really know other than the two are Crash and Diamond. Author's Notes: Ah, Spikes. Your origin is so dubious. I honestly am not sure how I came up with him, because I remember my brother making another character named Spike(s?), being Smash's cousin who looked almost exactly like him. I know Spikes was already made at the time, it's just that I confused the two so much that I could almost never tell them apart. (I didn't get Spikes' design down pat at the time, so...yeah.) Anyway, It was actually a while before I decided that he would be Crash and Diamond's father. Before that I just kept saying "Smash's uncle Spikes." without really thinking about it. And it took even longer before I thought "Hey, what happened to their mother?". I really wasn't sure what to do, but the best idea that came to mind was a divorce. I didn't really want another death in the family.
Rose The Echidna: Age: 70 Gender: Female An elderly and wealthy woman and Smash's grandmother. After getting rich by Smash's father winning a world tournament and giving the entire prize to her, she lived a very wealthy life. She does her best to look after the family and support them, seeing how she has "cash to spare" all the time. Author's Notes: I never really used the fact that she got the prize money as any kind of plot device for an RP or fanfic. It was just something that'd happened, and that was the only thing we really knew about Rose...until I held an RP where she came to visit Smash. My brothers and I used to joke about Rose actually being the true first person to have discovered "ultimate and limitless power", which would have caused Smash to freak out.
Sandy The Echidna: (Shared with Alestar13) Age: 5 Gender: Female Sandy is Pearl's adoptive daughter. When Pearl was falsely accused of a crime and sent to jail, she met a pregnant woman as her jail-mate. The two ended up becoming friends, but the woman wasn't in good health. By the time it was time for her to deliver the baby, she was facing her final hours. When the baby was born, Pearl took her under her wing when her friend had passed away. Author's notes: Honestly, I kept forgetting about this character. I wasn't entirely sure if I should keep this canon to my series or not, but she ended up appearing again one other time, and being mentioned a few more times. I would need to fill in the holes of my stories to fit her in, seeing how she pretty much "didn't exist" in them. But that shouldn't be a problem, seeing what I'm planning for the series.
David The Echidna: Age: 33 (Deceased) Gender: Male The father of Smash The Echidna, who had a reputation for being one of the best fighters in the Blitz Pit. David was a strong and dignified man, who fought for the sole purpose of supporting his family. He even went so far as to try to win the Cosmic Championship to win the prize to buy expensive medicine to cure his ill wife. Died in a car accident, or so it seems. Author's notes: Oh, man. The story behind his death was NEVER explained. (in a way that could be accepted, that is. >_>; ) It went through a few phases which didn't really make sense, and then it was just left blank. Nobody knew what happened, and nobody talked about it. He was dead the day he was created, so I couldn't really undo it. I'm currently working on an fanfiction revolving around this matter, however...
Sarah The Echidna: Age: 31 (Deceased) Gender: Female The wife of David and the mother of Smash and Pearl. She was a rather frail woman with poor health. Yet she looked healthy and beautiful on the outside. She was strong spirited, and was always there to cheer David on, whether he was battling in the Blitz Pit or was feeling down. She had known him since they were children. Died in a car accident on her way to buy Pearl a birthday present, or so everyone has heard. Author's Notes: That stuff I wrote about her having poor health and being strong spirited? I made that up right on the spot. Really, She had less substance than David. Though you can't really blame me, since she was dead when she was made. I didn't even decide on her color until recently. Though after I got a picture of her and David, I kind of regretted killing them off before developing them.
Cutter The Echidna: Age: 24 Gender: Male A bounty hunter who resides in Station Square. He takes on the job of hunting down wanted criminals, and turning them over to the Station Square Police. Cutter is serious, a bit surly, and doesn't smile often. He takes everything seriously. He can be a loner, as he spends his time by himself. Which means that he works alone. He doesn't like to be in large crowds of people, because he feels that they get in his way whether he's on or off duty. He is very serious about his work, and will pursue it to the end. Author's Notes: Guess what? This is the first echidna I've made who's NOT related to Smash. Well anyway, this guy had a few interesting phases. There's still a few things left about him I need to think about. Also, he has only been in one RP. (Unless I'm forgetting one that barely started...)
Melody The Echidna: Age: 18 Gender: Female A young woman living by her lonesome deep in Techno Hill Zone. Her house is damaged seemingly beyond repair, almost in unlivable conditions. Yet, she still stays there, since she has nowhere else to go. Author's Notes: My most recent character. It's strange...She exists solely because of a dream I had. In the dream there was a girl living in a house just like that. Though the focus wasn't of the girl herself, it was more of the fact that it was the same house I had dreamed of going to about 3 years ago, except back then it was in perfect condition. The girl was also someone I'd met back in that dream, too. I based Melody and her house off of that dream.
The abundance of my characters happen to fall into this category. I blame Thunder's family. >.>
Violet The Hedgehog: Age: 16 Gender: Female Violet is a normal hedgehog living in Green Flower City. Although she acts and lives like a regular teen, her fur color is unusual. She has neon purple fur, specifically mildly dark purple fur with lighter highlights. She is the girlfriend of Speedy The Hedgehog, and conveniently lives directly next door to him. She currently trains with Smash The Echidna, in hopes of getting stronger to help her friends out when needed. Violet is generally kind and gentle towards those around her. She's often quiet unless she has something to say, or if something is exciting her. Author's Notes: Violet was my first female character I've made. She was originally supposed to be my lead female character, but Pearl ended up taking that spot. She fell in love with my little brother's character, Speedy, and the two are an official couple now. At first, all Violet was really good for was being a damsel in distress for Speedy to save, in a typical love side-story. But that was quickly overshadowed by PEARL being kidnapped all the time. And by random people, too. Even though most of that's been erased from the series, Smash still trained them both to make sure history didn't repeat itself.
Vincent The Hedgehog: Age: 35 Gender: Male A local policeman living in Green Flower City, and Violet's father. Vincent is a hard working man who does his best to keep up with his job. He is old friends with Speedy's father, so there was no conflict when their children started their relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend. Author's Notes: Vincent came way later. Around the time I bothered to stop killing off my characters' parents. In all seriousness, Vincent's an okay guy. But he can't match up to Speedy's father, in any way. Speeder's just that awesome.
Viola The Hedgehog: Age: 30 Gender: Female Viola is a music teacher in Green Flower City and Violet's mother. She is the one who gave Violet her piano lessons, and is her biggest source of encouragement. Author's Notes: Y'know, like Sarah, I made up that part about her being a music teacher right when I wrote that. Also, I gave her the color scheme that Violet was originally supposed to have. Don't ask why she didn't have it in the first place.
Splice The Hedgehog Age: 19 Gender: Male Splice is a red and blue multicolored hedgehog who currently lives in Green Flower City. Thought to be an orphan, Splice lives alone in the central area of the city. He is gifted with both fire and ice powers. Generally laid back and lets loose around friends, He's very open and outgoing with his buddies. Author's Notes: Splice isn't exactly the lucky type of guy, both in and out of story/character. He started off, with the exact same powers as he does now. Back then, though, instead of being overpowered compared to the rest of the cast, he seemed almost underpowered due to overshadowing. I mean there were several other characters who were faster than him, and Speedy's fire powers were way stronger than his. And another (now dumped) character had Ice powers as well. To put it short, he wasn't needed anywhere. He couldn't fit in with the rest of the gang, he was just kinda there. Eventually, he began to fade from the story, and eventually from existence. Then I suddenly decided to revamp and revive him, and bring him back with his own game in production, with a whole story of it's own. That was Splice's big comeback. Since then, he's become one of my favorite characters.
Burn The Hedgehog: Age: 38 Gender: Male A scientist who went missing several years ago. He has a strong connection to Splice. Author's Notes: I don't think I should give any spoilers. I want to go back and revamp his design.
Aura The Hedgehog: Age: 37 Gender: Female A beautiful martial artist who went missing several years ago. She has a strong connection to Splice. Author's Notes: Same as Burn. =P
Thunder The Hedgehog Age: 18 Gender: Male Thunder is a sailor living by the docks in Green Flower City, and the captain of the Thunder Bolt. Thunder travels all over the world, seeking new adventures and exploring different lands. All the while, he is writing a book about his travels all around the world. He travels with his three siblings: Lightning, his twin brother, Electric, his older brother, and Zap, his younger brother. Author's Notes: Thunder was both original and unoriginal when I first made him. The whole deal with his lightning powers and super speed was very predictable. But him being a sailor? I have yet to see another fancharacter sailor, even if just a reoccurring extra. Because of this interesting occupation, and the fact that the main characters often needed to cross the sea for whatever reason, Thunder ended up stealing Splice's role as my main hedgehog character.
Lightning The Hedgehog Age: 18 Gender: Male Lightning is a very goofy, silly and laid back guy. He just likes to let loose and have fun, live life to the fullest. He can be rather cocky and proud, and can be quite the showoff. He doesn't like to know that he stinks at something that shouldn't be hard, or something one of his brothers is good at. He likes to tease others, but is also very easy to tease himself. He is very comical, and sometimes sees himself as a comedian. He tries to let everyone have fun. He absolutely loves burgers, and lucky for him theirs a burger joint right down the street from where he lives. Author's Notes: Lightning was a tricky one to handle. I had already gotten down the other three's general personalities and roles: Thunder as the leader and captain, Electric as the calm older brother who looks after everyone, and Zap as the youngest and shy one. Lightning was just kinda there. He was standing on a thin line; one wrong move in developing would ruin him. I think I made the right choices, though.
Electric The Hedgehog Age: 20 Gender: Male He is the eldest out of his four brothers. As the oldest of the family, he takes care of everyone else and looks after them almost like a father. Electric is a very calm and collected person. He speaks in a gentle, quiet tone of voice most of the time. He is a serious person who thinks logically and rationally, always trying to find a reasonable solution to problems. Kind, Polite and well mannered, he comes off as a gentleman to most people. Author's Notes: Along with Zap, I ended up giving him way more attention than Thunder and Lightning. Which is one of the reasons why I had some trouble with Lightning, later. I had to cut down on using him to give others some time in the spotlight, but now I fear I'm not using him enough. Though I do have some plans for him in certain places...
Zap The Hedgehog Age: 13 Gender: Male Zap is the youngest by far. He still attends to middle school in the city. He's a very quiet and meek person, he barely ever talks to anyone unless he knows and trusts them well. Sometimes even then it's hard for him to bring himself to talk to them. Because of this, he has few friends. He's quite normal when it comes to talking to his brothers though. Author's Notes: Now Zap, being my youngest male character, I was rather interested in using him. There was so much I could do with him. I also kinda feel bad for the little guy. Around the same year I created him, he ended up falling in love with a girl fox around his age in some group RP. Aside from Smash and Luna, it was seemingly the only really successful relationship in it's time. But then the site where it all happened got a makeover, and several people's accounts went missing, or wouldn't even work. I haven't been able to contact the person owning Ciara the Fox, ever since. Naturally, Zap was broken up about it. I (SOMEWHAT recently,) erased that event from the series. Along the way, however, there were a few more attempts at getting him a new girlfriend. One time another person took control of Ciara, but that didn't last long. Another time it was another fox named Candy. And lastly, a girl hedgehog who (I believe) was scrapped sometime later. That's three attempts. But, now I've realized that there was still someone for him, and she was there with him all along. Crystal The Fox, one of his first friends--and the only friend around the same age. I try not to make too many relationships between my characters (ever since Gizmo and Lina didn't work out) but I know that I can make this work. Aside from all of that, I was mainly just interested in having a kid hero. I almost went too far with that, making him more useful than his older brothers. But thankfully I didn't.
Kyle Tyris The Hedgehog Age: 19 Gender: Male Kyle is a hedgehog who lives in a small village on Angel Island. Kyle lives with his mother and his twin sister, Keela. He is a very well behaved gentleman who is very mindful of his duties. Kyle wields the legendary Gemblade, a magical sword that draws power from 6 small gems, which fit into the handle of the blade. Each gem has its own element: Fire, Ice, Lightning, Wind, Water, and Earth. With these gems inside of the sword, the blade glows a golden color, brimming with power. With the sword in his hands, Kyle is the guardian of his village, and strives to protect those around him with his life. Author's Notes: I was rather excited when I made Kyle. He was the first character I'd created to ever wield a sword. And since I'm a spriter, I was mainly excited about spriting him wielding said sword. He was also made on the same day as the character who is now currently his girlfriend. They both debuted in the same RP, and have been together ever since. He started out somewhat fine, with potential and all, but somehow I just went downhill with him. He went so far out of character, it was painful. Somewhere along those lines, I realized that I was turning what was supposed to be an honorable, gentleman character, into a common street kid full of slang. I went and whipped him back into shape, and then fixed up his design. THEN he became one of my favorite characters, ever.
Keela Tyris The Hedgehog Age: 19 Gender: Female Keela is the twin sister of Kyle The Hedgehog. Being the twin of such an important person, most people would think that she should feel overshadowed by her brother. Some would think that she would try to do something to take his position. However, Keela really couldn't care less about her position. She's happy for her brother, and he even lets her use the Gemblade on occasion. Instead, she has become an archer. She is very energetic and excitable. A bit of a tomboy, and always keeps an eye out for adventure. She isn't very lady-like, nor is she careful or calm with her words compared to her gentleman of a brother. She can be very silly at times, and sometimes makes faces at people when they aren't looking. Author's Notes: Keela is kind of a neglected character, actually. I'm always using Kyle far more. She's a good character, honestly. I wish I could get a good role for her. Also, she's had a couple of love interest failures in the past, kinda like Zap. Except she's still single.
Kyla Tyris The Hedgehog: (Still thinking of a new name for her.) Age: 40 Gender: Female Kyle and Keela's mother. She is a kind and graceful woman who looks after the two alone after their father died. Even though they're both adults now, she still sees them as her children and constantly worries about them. She is the one who taught Keela her archery, upon request. When times are dark for them, she will lend Keela her crystal bow, as a symbol of trust.
Author's Notes: I've had a few new names for her but I keep forgetting what they were. That's the main problem with her, I NEED a new name for her. If I get her name replaced, I may use her more often. I'm also thinking of a design for her, as well.
Darkyle The Hedgehog Age: 21 Gender: Male Darkyle, a mysterious villain who showed up alongside Dr. Eggman and attacked the village of Tillia years ago. He murdered Kyle Tyris the third, and was going to do the same to his son, but was stopped by Eggman who wanted to use him for information. He was the true cause of Kyle's memory loss. He appears as an enigma to everyone, but Kyle and his family are the only ones who know who he really is. Darkyle was defeated by Kyle Tyris, and is thought to be dead. Author's Notes: Darkyle was a tough one to deal with. With the way his backstory and origins kept changing, it's shocking that I even kept him. The main reason I did was because he had a major role in Kyle's story. (obviously, if the name didn't give it away at first glance.) He's got quite the history. Of course, I have plans for one final appearance for him. He's not quite dead yet.
Clara Alison The Hedgehog Age: 29 Gender: Female Clara is a news reporter who works for the news station located in Green Flower City. She currently lives alone in a small apartment. She broadcasts stories about big events or incidents happening in Station Square or in Green Flower City. She was also Splice's caretaker, for the time he was growing up. Though the two live apart now, they try to keep in touch as much as possible. Author's Notes: This one has an interestingly unlikely history. Originally starting off as a test, she began as a nameless face in a Sonic 3 styled breakable TV box. It was animated to have her appear to be talking. The sprite animation was originally to be used as an actual TV, as she was giving a news report. Thus, she was simply named "News Reporter". Originally intended to appear in the canceled project previously in production before I began Splice The Hedgehog, She never appeared anywhere else. The sprite of her inside the TV sat for around a year before she was brought back as an actual character. Her role as a news reporter stayed the same, but for a greater purpose. She went from a nameless, unused existence of a character to the lead assisting character of the fan game, Splice The Hedgehog.
Surprisingly, I don't have that many foxes.
Crystal The Fox: Age: 13 Gender: Female Crystal is a young fox living in the western side of Green Flower City. She lives with her parents and her two chao: Krysi and Light. She is a kind and caring girl. With her gentle nature, she finds it very easy to make friends. She is the Fly Type for Team Violet, which is currently "out of business", as Violet herself puts it. She is also a member of Team Garnet, lead by Jessie Garnet the Fox. Coincidentially, Team Garnet is suffering from the same problems as Team Violet. Crystal dreams of becoming a Chao Doctor/Chao Trainer when she grows up. Caring for Chao is where her heart lies. Author's Notes: Crystal's personality didn't change much from the day she was first made. But it has developed more for the better as she appeared in more and more Roleplays. Her appearance however, was rather shameful. It was a bland white Tails recolor. The sprites of her were choppy and bad, which resulted in her rarely getting used while a new appearance was being planned for her. Back in the day, Crystal was too identical to Cream The Rabbit in terms of personality and the fact that she had a pet chao. Through some personality tweaks and the introduction of a new chao into her home, their differences expanded.
Jessie Garnet The Fox: Age: 15 Gender: Female Jessie is a 15 year old fox living in Emerald Town. She is the first and best friend of Crystal The Fox and the leader of Team Garnet, which holds 4 members instead of the classic Sonic Heroes styled 3. It's more of a club than a team. However, it didn't work out very well as two of her members--meaning half of her team--live in Green Flower City, quite a ways from Emerald town. Thus causing Team Garnet to fall apart. Author's Notes: Jessie was introduced as a character long after she was originally created, and made her debut even later. She
My personal favorite species.
Gizmo The Cat: Age: 17 Gender: Male Gizmo is a 17 year old cat who lives on the southern outskirts of Green Flower City. He is the son of Terrence and Anna the Cats. He lives at home with them, and his cat chao friend, Kitty. He is a very intelligent boy who became an inventor when he was younger. He's very hardworking and always seeks out to complete his projects. He tends to be a bit boastful about his inventions, as he takes great pride in his work. Aside from that, He is generally very kind and considerate, and always willing to help someone out. He tries to make things that will be helpful to his friends and family. Author's Notes: Gizmo is quite easily one of my favorite characters. He was probably the best and most original and tolerant character I had back when I first made him, for he was also one of my earliest characters. He didn't get enough shine, though, and was overshadowed by the worse characters. To top it off, I had a lot of trouble spriting him. It took a long time before he managed to get to where he is today. And it was well worth it.
Micheal The Cat:
Lina The Cat:
Amber The Cat:
Razor Claw The Tiger:
Silver Abelard The Cat:
Everyone loves Chao!...right?
Kitty The Cat Chao:
Elder Katler The Cat Chao:
Krysi The Chao:
Lilia The Cat Chao:
Light The Hero Chao:
Aqua The Swim Chao:
--Kirby Series Characters--
Can't forget these guys.
Kirbia: (Needs a name change)
Chip The Squirrel:
That's about all of them. Descriptions for each character will come over time. Last time I tried to put this blog up, it wouldn't work and I lost all my work. So I'm gonna try to go about it slowly.
EDIT: 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.
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. >:I
4: 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.