I’m this close to enlisting help with gif hunt hunting for the directory
Of course! I think I had her on my personal list, I’ll definitely try to have one done for her soon. I’m working on Lucas Silveira and have some others in line but I’ll put her on my actual to do list.
thehumbleroleplayer,your Lea Michele RPC (and RPH), is here to help!
Currently available for:
★Full reviews are currently closed. I apologize for the inconvenience★
They have icons and gifs, though, because people have made them for me. I’ll see if I can track them down for you (I have a ton of likes though so it might be a minute)
oh no you don’t have to do that, if they have them i’ll find them (: i’ll just check out the tags and stuff
What about Amy Purdy and Ashley Graham? I’ve been begging people for resources for those two ;)
The list I’m working on is for people that already have resources that I need to add to the directory, but I’ll add them to my other list and consider making some for them (:
Dear roleplayers/admins/etc that use the “rp is supposed to be fun!” excuse,
Who is it supposed to be fun for? If it’s supposed to be fun, and that’s your excuse for not including diverse characters, what does that mean? Is RP only supposed to be fun for cis het white people?
"RP is supposed to be an escape!"
Is it an escape from a diverse world, then? Are you escaping to a world where cis het White people are the dominant force and POC are put on the back burner? Because last time I checked, that’s a lot like the real world. And if this is your escape, why do you want to escape to a world where POC and other groups aren’t properly represented?
Hey everyone. A year or so ago, I did a project for one of my English classes. I chose to do a mock roleplay based on a comic anthology that featured Asian American characters.
In addition to creating the roleplay, I addressed the lack of POC faceclaims in tumblr roleplay. Not only did I mention the fact that there are so few of them, I connected the lack of available faceclaims to the lack of POC in mainstream media. I considered writing a formal essay on it for another course, but for now I only have my thoughts written up on pages on the roleplay page. I thought that I would share this information, because I think it’s important to consider how mainstream media affects roleplay, and how we as roleplayers have the ability to counteract the lack of POC in media by using the resources that are available rather than using the excuse that there aren’t enough resources.
Under the cut is the text from a couple of the pages I wrote up (I’ve bolded the parts that are not just basic breakdowns of how tumblr rp works, though I recommend reading them in their entirety).
If you would like to see the roleplay and all of the pages related to it, please click here. If you have any questions about this or would like to have a discussion about my observations, please feel free to send me a message.
[Please note: These pages have not been changed since their creation over a year ago, so there may be some mistakes. They are not perfect nor do I consider my observations to be fact.]
I’m making a list of FCs that I need to add to the resource directory and just writing the list makes me want to cry.
On the bright side, look how quick people were to try and bring this issue to the spotlight, trying to educate others. THAT side gives me hope for the RPC.
That’s true, I always have to remember how many people come forward and say something when people make these mistakes. Not everyone lets them get away with it, and that’s a sign of progress.
So many rps would rather have an FC of a certain ethnicity used for a character that isn’t their ethnicity. They would rather ignore their ethnicity than use an FC of the correct ethnicity. Furthermore, they would rather stand by that decision because they want to keep that FC than, oh I don’t know, make that character the correct ethnicity. Or better yet, use an FC with the proper ethnicity for that character and then use the original FC for a different character. But no, they would rather have a huge majority of white FCs and fight tooth and nail over one POC faceclaim because goodness forbid they have more than one or two properly cast POC characters.
There is so much wrong with this community sometimes and it’s so disheartening.