Call me Rukus. I'm a writer who likes to roleplay. A couple of my original stories have won contests, and I intend to get published someday. I'm also pretty opinionated, but I try to be nice about it.
If you want to check out some of my writing, you can find it here.
I also draw things. Here's some drawn things:
So let's talk about roleplaying.
I love roleplaying. Really, I do. But there are a few things that irk me, generally speaking.
(I'm leaving out the typical godmodding rants because duh.)
APPARENTLY THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. Don't control my character with what you think they'd do. Don't write in how my character feels about something based on what you want them to feel. If you do either of these things even once, I will drop the rp like a hot poker and you will never hear from me again, not even to tell you I've deleted the pm. We clear? Good.
Stuff that Bugs Me:
Romance Being the Main Focus Usually a thinly veiled attempt to get me to cyber (which I won't indulge by the way); at best this is someone trying to pair off their Mary Sue with one of my OCs. I guess I could take it as some weird form of compliment... except for the fact that it makes the rest of the story pretty boring.
When Only One of Us is Pushing the Plot Forward This is self-explanatory, and given past experience it's usually me doing the pushing. Frankly, I'm tired of doing all the work. So how about we both throw plot twists and awesomeness at each other, mmkay?
Annoying Archetypes Prevailing as Main Characters So, I get it. Really, I do. No one likes their OCs to be insulted. There are plenty of exceptions to be had here, and the important thing about this particular gripe of mine is that it can be overcome by good writing. That said, there are a few character archetypes I'm sick of seeing.
Here's a handy list for you:
→ Queer Person whose sole purpose is to ******** (Can we stop fetishizing lgbt relationships? Kthanks.)
→ Anyone whose sole purpose is to ******** (You know that fetishization problem I just mentioned? Yeah...)
→ Battle Guy whose sole purpose is fighting
→ Wimpy Chick whose sole purpose is being rescued
(The list will grow as necessary, but that's enough for now.)
Other Handy Stuff to Know:
If you send me a starter via pm, I'll jump right into character for you. No need for planning or anything. You won't know what type of character you'll get in response until I've replied, but I think that's the fun part. It is a gamble, but there's nothing to lose if you don't like where I'm taking the story. Cancel at any time (and that goes with any rp really) and you can trust me not to be all dramatic about it.
I don't care about post length. No, really. I really, really don't. Go ahead and give me a one-liner. Or a few pages. Or a couple paragraphs. Not a big deal as long as the story keeps moving. Go for it, whatever length you choose. But I expect the same courtesy in return. If I ever give you a shorter or longer reply than you'd like, don't be all huffy about it.
Other than that, please just... don't pester me for replies. I'll get to it when I get to it. If I've decided to quit the rp, then I promise I will tell you firsthand. The one exception to this is if you godmod me. If you godmod me, I won't bother telling you I've quit. (I also don't expect a notice from you if you drop the rp, so feel free to run off whenever you feel like it. I'm pretty chill about that sort of thing.)
That concludes the roleplaying ramblings.
Strike up a conversation with me if you're bored or something. I won't bite. Random friend requests tend to make me leery of the person who sent them though, so just keep that in mind.