I just wanted to say thank you SO much for your tutorial on OOC blogs, I was always wondering how to send out links without asking for people's emails, and you gave me the answer! Thanks again! ^^
You’re very, very welcome! I’m glad you found that helpful, I used to have issues with it when I first started as an admin and I found that this method is much easier and you don’t have to worry about asking everyone for an e-mail.
Okay so, you may or may not have noticed that I haven’t been around in a month or so. I’m sorry for not saying anything sooner, though I do think by now some of you are owed an explanation. Truly though, there really isn’t one. I’ve RPed for four or five years, been a member of the rp community for almost two and I’ve had a great time, done amazing things, and met incredible people. But as of recently, or really a long time before that, things were different. Eventually the constant backlash from people got too grating so I moved to this blog, and eventually on this blog the petty cattiness from some people got overwhelming too. Slowly, RPing was becoming like high school for me where I was trying too hard to simply ignore the shitty stuff and hold on to my couple friends and have fun. And honestly, I’m 22 years old and trying to go places with my life and the negativity and constant battle just got exhausting. Working and working to log on to my other blog and get mean anons, putting so much work into rpcgron and for the only thing people ever know about me is to say things like ‘you’re turning into rpcgron’ got discouraging. So many people around here latch on to bad things. They only see what gets told to them instead of spending the time to get to know people. I can’t tell you how many times since being in this community I’ve heard “I hated you because people told me to but I realized I didn’t know you at all.” And that’s sad. Not for me. I’ll live. It’s sad that this community is the kind of place that has begun discouraging people from interacting, working together, and listening to one another. It’s sad that people would rather attack than listen, ridicule than assist, keep out than welcome. It’s sad that people resort to the cliquey, middle school tactics of redirecting IPs, and writing on goggles. And the more I stuck around the more that I realized that I was letting petty stuff ruin my mood 80% of nights, and letting constantly working to outshine the bad rep people gave me put more pressure on me than I was capable of handling. Since, no matter how invincible I like to be most days, eventually everyone has a breaking point. I never reached that. I’m not here to say that I have or that all of this triggered some kind of mess in my life. It didn’t. I just reached the decision that it wasn’t worth that. That it wasn’t worth the chance of it getting there and it wasn’t worth continuing to put so much time and energy and love into a place that was constantly brimming with so much negativity and cruelty.
That isn’t to say that it’s all bad. The main reason I made this post was to give the people who I owe it to an explanation. And there are those people. I learned a lot here. I made a lot of friends here and I had a lot of fun. I got more feedback and compliments working on Compound and other games than I ever have in projects in real life and that was incredible and inspiring. People in this community have the power to inspire, in so many ways. And they all have the power to teach each other things. It was wonderful to be a part of that, and while I do have a lot of negative memories, there will come a time in my life when I’ll look back on my years as a part of all of this and smile, for the amazing people, for the wealth of knowledge, for even the drama and bullshit, the learning experiences, the social interaction, coming together as groups of two to groups of 80 and producing things that we loved. RPing is something that I lvoe. Admining rps is somethign I love even more. So for those of you that always gave things a chance, and for those of you that were always supportive and amazing, and those of you that inspired me either from working with you or just from afar, I wanted to say thank you. You have blessed the last four years of my life and the things I’ve experienced here will not ever be wasted or useless because of the good things that you all brought. There are a few people under this cut that I wanted to say something to specifically. Other than that, to all of you, thank you. I hope your lives continue to overflow with your creativity and intelligence, that you continue to teach and learn and paint the world in the way that we’ve painted so many stories so far. I wish every single person in this community the upmost happiness in their lives from here on out, and hope to be able to offer support or anything if you ever need it, as I consider so many of you life long friends, no matter how little we may talk. I won’t be RPing anymore. I won’t be here any more. But I’ll never not be an RPer. I’ll never not carry all of you and this experience with me in my future and wherever I end up going. And that wouldn’t be something I’d have without the people here who made it amazing and even the ones that made it awful.
i literally just came on right now because i was going to start up on my rpc again and make some posts and this made me pretty sad. i miss you. not just rping with you but as a person because i miss how close we used to be. but i’ll never not stand up for you, this note really helps a lot and i appreciate it, and i’m glad that i got to know you before our rpcs were a thing and before the community went to heck. i’m glad that you have always been able to forget the silly people and get on with things and continue to be successful despite their jealousies or discontent. i believe in you, we all do, and we love you and fresh starts are always good. you’ll always be my quinnifer and the pidgeotto to my charmander. you know i’m always here for you, even if i forget to log into skype because i’m a doofus. if you ever get the rp bug or want to text me at 4am about marlie feels or want to plot something and fix a sad i’m here.
The about me is the "just another girl" one. which I believe is yours?
Ah yes that one’s mine! Okay, do you just want to know where to put your “about” or “biography” information? There should be a piece in the code that says <!——- You can replace the text below with your information. ———-> , under that you can put in the “about” or “biography” stuff, basically the long paragraph(s) of writing.
For the short line of information (Name. Age. Etc.), you want to look for the piece of code that says <!——- put some basic info, no more than a line. ———-> (make sure it’s above the piece that says <div id=”newyork”> )
If you would like to replace the short line for a quote/song lyric, just look for the part that says <!——- Put a quote here or an alternate title or whatever ———-> , then put in the line that you’d like to have there (just make sure you have it before <!——- End of your quote or title thing ———-> )
If you still have questions, please let me know and I would be glad to help you with that. There should be some notes like the ones above that I put in the code to help you out, but if it’s not clear I’d be more than happy to answer any other questions you have. Thank you for using my page, by the way!
Hi, so I love your about me pages, but I sort of need some help, I'm not sure exactly where I place all of the html info? I'm actually really bad at all things like that...
Hello sweetheart, I’d be glad to help you with that, but could you please let me know which about page you’re referring to? There are a few linked on this blog that I could help you with as far as coding questions, but not all of them are mine (only those reblogged from rachelboory belong to me).
If you could please let me know which page you’re using and what sort of info you’re trying to add, I can look at the code and help you out.
hi lea! i'm in desperate need of some help, so naturally, i came to you! i'm having faceclaim issues... my character is russian with dark hair, green / blue eyes and pale skin. she was the youngest prodigy in the imperial russian ballet and a renown dance icon, until she was in a terrible accident that killed her parents & left her paralyzed from the waist down. maria is usually irritated and angry, and almost never leaves her room. can you think of someone who might pull off her personality? <3
Hello sweetheart! Thank you for that intro, first of all, you’re a sweetie. I’m not sure what age range you’re looking for, but these options should help you. Here are a few FCs that might work for your character:
Ksenia Solo [I would say your perfect choice, she is actually of Russian heritage, has fairly pale skin, and blue eyes, and she has a lithe body, could possibly be a dancer]
in case any of you are unaware, today is the 19th birthday of the beautiful, talented, amazing, shining bright star rachel barbra berry. my baby is on her way to breaking into broadway and playing fanny brice, and today’s her birthday. happy december 18th everyone, say hello to the shining star in your life or sing your heart out in celebration.
Hey there darling! A voice claim is similar to a face claim, but instead of choosing a face to match a character, you choose a singer that matches the voice that a person has in mind. If you’re referring to the voice claim link in my navigation, I’ve done a few of those for a roleplay that used to have a voice claim for each character, I don’t see it very often but sometimes you have a singing voice in mind that’s different from the actual face, I suppose.
Do you know of any female FCs who could play a woman from the 30's or 40's? Age range of 20-30.
Would you want an FC with GIFs that could work for such a role? Or just an FC that you feel could fit the role more generally? There are several FCs that could play such a role, if you could narrow this down to some particular features I could provide you with a more specific list.
That would depend highly on the character’s age, where they are as far as using/not using testosterone and/or hormone blockers, whether or not they have had/will have surgery (top surgery or otherwise) etc. These are a few FCs that may work, based off of facial structure and other aspects of their appearance. Let me just say that I do not suggest in any way that these individuals are particularly “masculine” or “feminine”, but that there are some characteristics that would be considered androgynous and as such may fit the role.
hi! i don't know if you've ever read the wolves of mercy falls trilogy, but i've been looking for a face claim for grace brisbane, the main character of the series. she's got long-ish dark blonde hair, wide brown eyes, and she's very slender i believe. have any fc suggestions?
I don’t know the character well enough to give a very accurate suggestion, but I did a little bit of research and from your description these are some that may work:
Gillian Zinser (Her hair is closer to light blonde than dark blonde, but she could definitely work)
charlie does the rachel berry monologue from the pilot
i was slightly out of breath after doing it a million times to get it just right and ended up not posting the very last ones bc those weren’t the best either and i’m still sort of sick so this is terrible and i apologize to rachel barbra but i tried.
this is completely irrelevant to helping you all with rp, but last night i did a meme on my indie blog and did rachel berry’s intro monologue and i might reblog it here if anyone wants that do you i mean?
Yes, I am darling! I’ve been very busy with work and caught up with life in general but I’m hoping to be back on a somewhat regular basis now that I’ve started classes again and my work schedule isn’t as hectic.
Hey Lea, this is kind of an awkward/dumb question I suppose. In a roleplay, how do you reply to the para's? I have a small feeling you don't reblog it like you reblog gifs and regular conversations. Any advice?
This is not a dumb question at all, many people don’t know how to go about responding to paras when they first start out in the rp world!
You actually do just reblog much like you would any text post. Just hit the reblog button, and make sure that you select “reblog as text”. Then, you want to write your reply below theirs, just as you would if you were reblogging someone’s text post on your dash and writing something beneath it. Here’s a post with a visual example and a description of para replies that might help you understand how this works:
Hi, I was wondering if you'd mind helping me with pop up boxes, such as the one linked in your description? I need to be able to do it on a page for multiple links. Please and thank you! :3
[copying and pasting this from a previous response]
Unfortunately, I don’t remember the exact method, it was a lot of trial and error, and for some reason that I still don’t understand, it only works on certain themes. You have to go into the HTML of your theme and place code in certain parts of it. I used this tutorial, but I think I messed around with it a bit to actually get it to work. I think I also referred to this tutorial, but I didn’t factor in the ask box part.
If you can specify the theme that you are using, I can try to play with the code and see if I can’t get it to work with that specific code. The tutorial that I linked should help you if you would like to do it yourself, though. Good luck!
I am not as fine as I seem pardon Me for yelling I’m telling you green gardens are not what’s growing in my psyche it’s a different me a difficult to be, stop feasting lumber down trees freeze frame please let me paint a mental picture portrait something you won’t forget, it’s all about my forehead and now it is a door that holds back contents that make Pandora’s box’s contents look non-violent