I forgot to mention the amazing-ness of the rules, Gracias, my love. :)
What does "bump" mean?
Usually the Roleplayers in a Roleplay eventually get bored, or don't know what to post, and quit on the Roleplay. Which, yes, is annoying and you should definitely announce departing the Roleplay, and if the Roleplay is one in which people get killed, (Some, like my Roleplay of Toys, probably wouldn't have death and the toy would probably be sold at a yard sale or something).
In very very rare cases a Roleplay can end like a story. With a satisfying ending, wrapping up all loose ends, and just with nothing else needed to be said.
I've never been in a Roleplay such as that, but I've seen it happen once or twice.
But, if the Roleplay has a rich plot, many loyal Roleplayers, good sub-plots, then it can go on forever. Or at least until all the Roleplayers are dead.
YAY THIS HELPS! *BUMP!*
What are Mary Sues?
Sounds fun and challenging :0
Hey! i was just wondering, on a lot of roleplays they put no Marysues, but what are marysues? can anyone answer that? Thank you!
Mary-Sues are when a character is unrealistically awesome. For example:
Appearance: Drop dead georgous. Every man falls in love with her immediatly when they see her. She has a super model body and beautiful blonde hair.
Personality: Super sweet and doesn't pretend to be. Never mean just to be liked and everyone loves her. She's not afraid to stand up for others and respects others.
History: Was born as an only child to a rich family. She has a super huge allowance and spends it on her freinds and by donating at the local shelter. She's never been in a bad relationship and has been dating one boy for years.
Get the picture? Basically a Mary-Sue is a perfect character. Everyone has a weakness, everyone is imperfect.
Ew, Mary-Sues sound annoying. ;) They also sound a lot like Lucie Manette, for those of you who've read Tale of Two Cities. Thanks for the explanation, Endless!
There are also Marty-Sues(male version). And Anti-Mary-Sues who are also annoying. The Anti is someone who gives little more than thought to the RP and usually calls everyone a poser when they are the poser.
Love the reference to Hitchhiker's Guide :) Thanks for posting, I've never really roleplayed, but it sounds like fun and I'm kind of thinking about getting into it, this was really helpful.
Just keep in mind, it is addictive. :)
I want to role-play but i just don't get how people do it. I'm like "what if my post is not what the person wants next?" or something like that...
The idea of roleplay is to put your part into the roleplay. Most well thought out RP's will have a plot line in it. As long as you stick to the plot, you should be just fine. Also, it's not like everyone is controling the same character. (although I might eventually be making some RP's that involve more than one person controling a character) Really, the controler of the RP will tell you if anything is wrong. You learn by playing. :)
Here are two pet peeves I've noticed I have:
1. When people ask to join a Role-Play. I know, I know, it's very polite...but the people who put up an RP assumes people will just join and post a character. Asking can slow things down. Please, unless it's specified otherwise, ALL ARE WELCOME on RPs. :)
2. When people have posts that do nothing to advance the storyline. Now, this isn't as obvious as people might think. It's like, if two charries are talking in the middle of a conversation, it shouldn't go like this:
Person 1: "Are you attending the ball tonight, Clarissa?" asked Jeb, raising an eyebrow curiously. He sat on the edge of his seat in curiosity, waiting to see what she would say. He really hoped so...
Person 2: "Maybe," said Clarissa. She felt shy.
No, no, no. Try to advance the plot; I mean, what is Person 1 supposed to do with that? Give them something to work with!
Oh, I though of another thing. Don't just ask people what you should be doing. Come up with your own subplots! Most of the time, if a character is being left out, it's not anyone else's fault (apart from a vacation or something.) You've gotta get your charrie involved.Thanks for listening. :)
I agree with Dolphin. I HATE when people ask if they can join, when only two or three people have and it's obvious more players are being accepted. >.<
Let me put my own stuff in on that Dolphin.
When you make your character, sometimes it's better not to say anything to specific in your character's bio. I like to leave a lot of my characters' bios open so that I can give them a backstory during the RP that will help to develope some extra drama or to help the storyline.
ExampleIn my and dolphin's Harry Potter RP, I gave Elizabeth little on her bio. But during the story I made it so that she had memories both good and bad about her brother. This will eventually bring her to think of Vincent like a brother. He would then come to think of her like a little sister and become protective over her. This'll help add drama.
is is terrific that you mention this and i only have one question..what does it mean whe nsomeone posts this: ((bump)) ??
It's bumping that thread up in the list to keep it from being forgotten and/or making it easier to be found.