ABOUT ME Alias: Mia Age: 26 Gender: Female Personality: I'm generally pretty shy at first. It takes me awhile to open up to people, so I might come off as closed off, or disinterested, but that's really not the case. I'm just slow to share a lot about myself, or my problems, and so on. But once I get to know a person, I can be friendly, a bit sarcastic at times, and fond of sharing funny links and the like. About Me: I'm in grad school, trying to finish up, although I'm not sure if it'll be August or December at this point for graduation. I live in Colorado, and occasionally have really odd hours. With an internship in my near future, it's likely I'll be in bed by no later than 11pm my time. So, as you can see, my schedule is really all over the place right now. Chances are it will remain so until I move, or figure out when the school will allow me to graduate. RP'ing is something I do for fun, and in my free time, so I'm not looking to make this a daily chore I have to do. I'm looking for it to be something that eases the amount of stress I'm currently working under. I have cats, I'm close with my family, pretty liberal, and an unabashed bookworm. I also watch telenovelas, Asian dramas, and Netflix pretty regularly. You can probably ask me about myself if you have any other questions. Do you like to use messengers? Yes and no. I use them to chat when I'm able to, but I don't like being dependent on them as the only way to contact me due to my schedule. If you're the sort of person that needs daily chats, we won't work. I'm only able to get on once or twice a week, so I would rather you be okay with the PM system on a forum. I definitely don't RP via messenger, though. How long have you been roleplaying? About 8 years, I think. What boards have you played on in the past? A variety. I'm not sure how many people would recognize them as it has been awhile since they've been open. ABOUT ROLEPLAYING How often do you generally post?: I try to post once a week with all my characters. But I'm also trying to finish up grad school, which means an internship, a big paper, and an eventual presentation in front of the university. At best, once a week is all I can promise. If I'm really procrastinating I can maybe do more, of if I have more time, I can try to be a little faster -- but right now, I cannot promise daily posts, or anything like that. Not until life has settled and I'm in a routine that doesn't result in my having MacGyver marathons because I'm stressed beyond all reason. How much do you generally post? Usually around 600+. I'm a wordy person when it comes to writing, so I tend to include a lot in my posts. On really bad days, or when I have nothing to go off of, I can only muster about 500 words, but overall, I write a lot. Do you like to write in 1st person or 3rd person? 3rd. I only do 1st for letters, notes, or journal entries when it comes to RP. Who are your favorite PB's? It would just be easier to read them here. What PB's do you hate? Most fashion models. I'm sorry, but the lack of smiles, the overly airbrushed images, and the lack of clothing drives me insane. What type of characters do you like to play? All kinds? I play both males and females, and they range in personalities, ages, and backgrounds. What are your favorite genres? Sailor Moon, X-Men, Fairy Tales (10th Kingdom based), Grease, Inuyasha, Fruits Basket, Final Fantasy, Harry Potter. What genres do you hate? Not a big fan of Twilight, Supernatural, vampire/werewolf, Glee, Gossip Girl, etc. What rating of a board do you like to play on? So long as I'm able to curse (some of my characters can be real sailors), I don't really mind. How do you feel about writing out graphic scenes such as violence, drug use, and sex? I will not write out sex scenes. I'm not interested in smut, or anything like that. I'm a fan of character development, and insinuation -- I don't feel the need to write out every nitty gritty detail between two characters sexually. As for violence and drug use, I can probably write them out if the scene called for it. What type of plots do you like? I’m pretty open to a variety of plots. Rivalries, family relationships, friendships, love-hate, slow-building romance, forbidden whatever, etc. What type of plots do you dislike? Instant romance, or anything that seems forced despite there being no character chemistry. I'm also not a huge fan of the usual canon or pic-ships -- I can do very, very few of those, but I much prefer AU and crackships. I also do not believe in finals. What are some plots that you'd like to play out with someone? I have a few ideas, but I figure we can sort that out when we chat, since I would assume the other person would have ideas, too. I don't want to dictate everything since I see RP partners as being actual partners, so we'd work together to decide what works best for us, or seems the most worthwhile to plot out. Are you willing to join a new board with someone? Within reason, yes. I'm not likely to join a rapid-fire site, nor one that has requirements that you post every week, or log in every day. A relaxed board, or even a private one would be more preferable at this time. Are you interested in creating a new board with someone? Perhaps. I have a few I'd like to do up in the future, but if you have ideas about sites, I'm open to hearing them. What board skills do you have? Dohtml coding, tweaking skins, basic graphics skills. What board software/host do you prefer? Invisionfree or Jcink only. Are you willing to roleplay over messengers? Absolutely not.SAMPLES POST SAMPLES POST ONE What is going on in this scene? Justin and Rose doing Prefect rounds. POST TWO What is going on in this scene? Nick sat down at the wrong table in the Great Hall. POST THREE What is going on in this scene? Rei having a run-in with her father, whom she doesn't always get along with. POST FOUR What is going on in this scene? Pax is in cat-form and having lunch with a human. POST FIVE What is going on in this scene? The start of Jeremy and Adele going to the bus stop. FINAL STATEMENT How do you want to be contacted? Since I’m buried under school right now, it would be easier to discuss via PM here, tumblr (tehamayzingmia.tumblr.com/ask) or email (email@example.com). I have accounts on Caution 2.0, Red Carpet & Rebellion, and A Thousand Fireflies — so if you want to chat via there, let me know and I’ll get you my names on those sites. Otherwise, you can contact me via PM here if you register on the site. I have MSN and AIM, but right now those would be the worst places to try and get a hold of me. Anything else? Be willing to keep up with me in terms of how much I write. It’s discouraging to put all sorts of work into my posts only to get much less than I wrote. If I crank out 800 words, I’d rather not get only 200 responding only to dialogue. There’s more to a post than just the dialogue, and if you’re going to post consistently less quality than me, I will probably stop replying altogether. I want someone that likes the idea of writing a lot, taking time to create well rounded characters, and really develop a plot as we go. I'm open to the idea of private sites right now, or possibly joining one new site, or you joining one of the two sites I'm on -- but we can easily sort out what would work best whenever we talk. Someone patient would be nice. As I’ve said, I can be busy at times, and I’d like to know that you’ll be okay with chatting via the PM system on a forum if I absolutely cannot get onto my messenger for a few days, or even a week. If I had all the time in the world, then you can bet I’d be on my messengers all the time - but school comes first, and having a partner respect that, and even root me on during stressful times, would be beyond wonderful. Be willing to play both males and females. A majority of the time I get people who “only” play females, despite my request they do otherwise — if you’re like that, don’t bother responding to me.