Read. The. Biography.
This pointer is very simple - and it may seem too simple. Of course you would read your biography, every amateur roleplayer knows that, right? But we have all been guilty of skimming across a biography before applying for a roleplay, or of creating a character and forgetting our initial concept for them, while missing vital aspects of the character’s background or characterization.
Before applying for any character in a roleplay, be sure to read the biography carefully. Consider the words used by the admin(s) in said biography. What adjectives are used to describe your character? What important events, hobbies, and tendencies are mentioned? Can you see other aspects of the character already forming between the lines? It always helps to read a biography a few times through before applying, to get a good feel for the character and to avoid making mistakes or glossing over your characterization in your sample piece.
As for already established characters, re-reading is vital. If you are playing a character, revisit the character’s biography every month or so, regardless of whether or not you were the one to write the biography. You may find that you are straying from the character’s history, forgetting an important event in their background (or something small such as a hobby or tic mentioned in passing). However, don’t forget that character development exists and should be encouraged! It is completely possible for your character to be slightly different three or four months into playing them. Just be careful not to change your character drastically - if they are described as timid and antisocial in their biography, you probably shouldn’t have a social butterfly in a week. On the same vein, a timid character could begin to feel more comfortable and come out of their shell with certain other characters, and you have a nice bit of character development on your hands.
thehumbleroleplayer’s thank my lucky stars giveaway As a thanks to all of you for following me, and as a one year anniversary gift to you all (even though that was several months ago, oops), I am…
thehumbleroleplayer's thank my lucky stars giveaway
As a thanks to all of you for following me, and as a one year anniversary gift to you all (even though that was several months ago, oops), I am doing a giveaway that will consist of a few different prizes. I’m just very grateful to those of you that have stuck around, and I really have enjoyed providing help and advise in whatever way I can - roleplaying is my outlet, and using what knowledge I have to try to help you all is just very rewarding for me. I love you all, regardless of whether or not you enter this contest or win anything or whether or not we talk - I’m truly grateful for my followers - you’re not just followers, I consider you to be my lucky stars, and I thank my figurative lucky stars for having you all. Now enough of this sap, onward to the contest.
guidelines [sadly, there are rules.]
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I’m going out to buy dinner now but I’ll be back, and if nobody is awake I’ll probably post this again tomorrow.
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Sometimes I worry that our generation pretends to understand and discuss bullying, yet we still do things that are essentially bullying and we do it without a second thought, and some of you will teach your children that as long as you are speaking your mind that it’s okay to be insulting to another person and then we’re never going to get out of this horrific cycle of bullying. Some people are strong enough to brush it off, but what about those that aren’t? Sure, you don’t have to like everyone, but you also don’t have to be mean about it. If you think about it, we all have a voice as RPCs, and promoting that type of behavior can have consequences. Maybe you don’t think this is relevant to you as an RPC, and maybe you may think that I’m taking a stretch by connecting these things, but just think about it for a minute. Look at what happened with that one image, how people jumped on it and spread it and were completely fine with disparaging another human being, and think about what you are promoting by simply reblogging something like that. We act like we’re such progressive people, such an enlightened generation that understands that sticks and stones aren’t the only type of pain that we can inflict upon one another, but what happens when we don’t recognize the fact that our words hurt people, simply because they’re not in the form of verbal words, but an image or post on the internet?
Keeping track of your roleplay accounts and e-mails.
This is just a pointer that I recently thought I would share, because I always say that I will do this but I never get around to it. If you’re like me, an avid roleplayer that has multiple e-mail accounts and tumblr roleplay accounts, you might find that you sometimes forget the e-mail or url of some of your accounts. If you have Google Chrome or another browser that autosaves information, you might rely on that to save your e-mails and passwords, and expect it to be there every time you log in to an account. Like any and all technology, however, these methods are not 100% reliable. If your computer crashes or you have some issue with your browser, you could lose all of those e-mails and possibly lose those roleplaying accounts. I’ve played the game of trying to get tumblr to help with this before, and it didn’t go well. The only way for them to tell you what e-mail you used to sign up for any given account is if you can prove that the blog is yours - by screencapping a picture of yourself from the blog and sending in a picture of yourself, or posting from a linked twitter account that you are who you say you are, and honestly, I don’t know of anyone that posts pictures of themselves on their roleplay accounts or links them to their twitter.
So, my simple little pointer is to write these things down. It might be time consuming and you might think that it’s pointless, but if you have several accounts that you sometimes don’t use that you might want to log into one day to look at old paras or something, this can come in handy. It can also just come in handy for anyone that just wants to be sure that they’ll have access to their roleplaying accounts just in case something happens to their computer or browser. Some simple ways of doing this:
NOTE: It would be smart to print these things out when they’re done and keep the list or spreadsheet on your desk or tacked to a bulletin board, wherever you usually use your computer. As I said, there are always issues with technology, and you never know, you could lose that file or Google Docs could one day be hacked and everything could be gone. It never hurts to have a hard copy of something. Or better yet, just do this all on paper.
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