ABOUT ME Alias: Gist Age: 25 (Edging toward being the oldest person on the internet ...) Gender: Female Personality: I find it hard to describe my personality: I go through phases of trying to scour it away completely like a Buddhist monk, but I lack the dedication to succeed. I am mellow, mostly. I avoid over-excitable people who clash with my mellow. By design, I am candid in my dealings with others. In an ideal world, I would reside on a small farm in the middle of nowhere, raising sheep and writing epic poetry in iambic pentameter for a living. This is not an ideal world, so I don’t. About Me: I live in the Eastern Standard Time and work from eleven in the morning until eight in the evening, Monday through Friday. I do a lot of my posting from work, usually in the later part of the day. When the phones (I answer phones) are busy, maybe I slow down a bit. I’m an English major. I believe, in theory, that grammar should be descriptive. People who get riled up about where apostrophes are in billboards need something more important to worry about. However, I will usually choose not to roleplay with people who do not take writing seriously. (Shorthand: Pedants and sloppy people need not apply.) I can be referential to a fault. Begging forgiveness in advance. Do you like to use messengers? Never. How long have you been roleplaying? At least 12 years. What boards have you played on in the past? They’re all defunct. I don’t think it matters, but I could come up with a list if you’re that curious.ABOUT ROLEPLAYING How often do you generally post?: You can expect an IC response out of me once every few days. More often if I’m really digging our vibe. How much do you generally post? It depends on how much I feel needs to be posted. On average, two or three paragraphs. I have decided that I should try to be more concise in my scrawling, so maybe less. Do you like to write in 1st person or 3rd person? Third. Who are your favorite PB's? I don’t really like the concept of the PB. Dammit, Jim! I’m a writer, not a ... collage-maker. What PBs do you hate? See above. What type of characters do you like to play? Sometimes men, sometimes women. Young, old. Broken people or people who are going to break. People with dark secrets, oooh. Liminal types. What are your favorite genres? Original’s the word. I think I’ve described this better in other venues, but I enjoy a setting that’s grounded in reality but has some kind of preternatural edge. I’ve been known to go for a post-apocalyptic romp, too, but I like the kind of Apocalypse that comes with cleansing fire and warring angels, not zombies. What genres do you hate? (I read this as: what genres don’t you care for very much. “Hate” is strong.) Schools, small towns. What’s the point? Escapism is a factor for me. But I don't like high fantasy. Or hard science fiction. What rating of a board do you like to play on? Mature – not because I only write mature scenes, but because I like the option to “go there,” as it were. How do you feel about writing out graphic scenes such as violence, drug use, and sex? I am a big fan of violence, drug use, and sex. What type of plots do you like? It would be nice to come up with something that is like a plot, with an end goal and complications and side characters and the like. This may be my downfall, since it can be hard to orchestrate in an RP setting. Heavy plots with potentially discomforting elements are a good time. What type of plots do you dislike? One-note plots. Fluffy fluffy romance. What are some plots that you'd like to play out with someone? I have nothing in mind, only a need to write something. In past one-on-ones, the foil and I have always been able to work something good out jointly. Are you willing to join a new board with someone? Maybe. But I’m kind of fed up with boards (And the crowd roars, “Why are you here on the RPG-D?”). Are you interested in creating a new board with someone? No, I have no desire to run anything. What board skills do you have? All of them. But you can’t use me for that. What board software/host do you prefer? I don’t have a modicum of preference. Are you willing to roleplay over messengers? No.SAMPLES CHARACTER SAMPLES CHARACTER ONE (Disclaimer: I don’t tend to re-use characters, but since I’m supposed to use this form, here is one. Not my favorite, just one.) Name: Nolan Ambrose Age: 34 Playby: - Genre(s): Soft sci-fi General Personality: You know those people that stand on street corners with billboards announcing the end times? General History: A long stint in solitary with nothing to do but read old books and meditate on the unworthiness of the world left the young Ambrose a touch touched. At some point he got stuck on Derridean Deconstruction, and ever since he has been preaching it like a religion and doing his utmost to apply deconstructionist literary theory to reality, with the end goal of making it collapse on itself. This is more interesting than it sounds. How long have you had this character? Since 2010POST SAMPLES POST ONE Two Blys meet in the hall. POST TWO Винни-Пух. POST THREE The French Revolution is about to get more interesting. POST FOUR what the thunder said FINAL STATEMENT How do you want to be contacted? Email or PM. (Get Ink Shed Tears @ gmail.com minus the spaces) Or I guess you can reply to the thread. Anything else? I don’t know that I really want a one-on-one partner. But I do know I don’t want to join another board. I don’t have time for MUCKs or MUSHes. There are no good e-mail based games anymore. I get confused by Livejournal RP. Essentially, I’m not sure what else to do but post here. The alternative to this is to spend time writing things with which I might be able to do something, and obviously that is out of the question. I used to have friends with whom I could be kind of literary. At least, we’d meet every once in a while to share what we’d written lately and do a round robin or two. Most of the people I interact with anymore don’t know who Jack Kerouac is. I’m not looking for people on the same level as me, because I reject the hierarchical system that suggests. I’d just like to find someone on the same wavelength as me, who has some similar interests and who wants to roleplay. I know you’re out there.