(Edit: I just wanna let you wanderers know that this post is always open; once it's not, I'll probably take it down ^u^)
Yo! Hope you're in the mood for some complicated OCs, wacky background characters and breath-of-fresh-air settings. If you are, you came to the right post!
At the moment (and for the foreseeable future) I'm in online school for my English degree with a predictably scheduled job, so I've got a little too much time on my hands that I'd like to dedicate towards building up a captivating roleplay. Seeing the little "1" by my inbox and eagerly awaiting someone's side of the story is such a joy, it's hard to think I've been living without it for a while now.
The easiest way to capture my heart is through a stirring, original or simply well thought out post that truly impacts the previous, rather than a literal response. I'm sorry to say that "kei looked up from his book and smiled" for a full reply isn't the type for me. Even one-liners can be great fun if you're looking for that specific kind of writing, as long as you've got the soul of the story and characters in mind. Roleplay is kinda like a passion project, and it would be a wonder to find someone who's happy to work twists, add a few extra friends and enemies, a cute B-story, etc.
That being said, I've got prompts for days, and they're just made for stirring the pot. So if you're blanking on a plot to suggest, never fear; I've always got some tricks up my sleeve. Below are some of the ideas I'm most interested in at the moment (mainly because I've already written starters to them ^o^"). Take a look, and feel free to ask about switching things around:
In this corner we got Marcello Lunati; a no-nonsense leader on the streets, and a total mess of a human being the rest of the damn time. At only 27, he’s clinched a job as the director to one of NYC's top chamber choirs, and while he rules with an iron fist, there’s not a whole lot to be said about his “elegance” outside of work. He drinks, barely sleeps, can’t put down a cup of coffee for the life of him and swears like a sailor, though for the sake of working with mostly young adults, he tries to keep that part to a minimum. Keyword being tries.
Your character, their accompanist, is one of the only people he confides in for reasons even he won’t explain and doesn’t really seem to know to begin with. Perhaps for the fact that he doesn’t criticize his mannerisms for being a classical musician, perhaps he just likes him for no reason, or most likely, it’s something that indeed, Marcello can't yet put a name to.
-Head Chef/Sous Chef (or rather, vs.)
An great old roleplay buddy helped me come up with this one. Meet the tyrant head chef Jacques Bernard at five-star restaurant Osteria Generico (slow clap if you get the joke), fairly content with his job until the former sous chef- his girlfriend no less- passed away in a kitchen accident. Already devastated by this, he simply cannot accept the arrival of your character, a cocky over-the-top prodigy who wows his way up to being sous chef with “frankly ridiculous displays” and an attitude that everyone seems to adore, even though Jacques considers it too childish and loud for the kitchen. The only problem is...Now and then, he catches your character looking at him a certain way, and he refuses to understand why it makes him embarrassed the way it does. I don't really have much more to say about this one, besides the cute potential being off the charts. I got a thing for rivalry to romance. Sue me.
-Forever best friends who- Alright. Alright. I know it's a cliche, just hear me out
Had another good pal help me out with this one. We've all heard the story; they were best friends growing up, probably grew apart and some point and got back together, blah blah blah and scene. Not this time! Let's take that sweet, sweet fluff and throw a little anguish in the mix.
This time, we've got best friends practically from birth, happy as could be until tragedy rears its ugly head. Traumatized by an event faced together in childhood, the two find they only have each other in this world, but struggle to keep even themselves afloat. And with one falling victim to addiction and depression, the clock is ticking to find help and change things for the better, even if it means leaving the bubble they've created for just the two of them.
-Ye Olde Nerd/"Bully"
Labels are unpredictable. An immigrant during the 80's, Jesse Pavlis is happy to take the "bully" title among everything else he could be called through the endless months of senior year. Although he's never so much as killed a spider, his quiet disposition and brooding aura has branded him the "don't mess with that guy" student, and after years of accepting all the talk that couldn't be vanquished, he's had it. He thinks he's had it, until your character shows him an unexpected compassion as well as the other side of the coin; what it's like to be seen as weak and mousy, when he actually does have a lot to say.
And there you have it! Hopefully one of those might strike your fancy :) I'd like to go ahead and warn of a few things I absolutely don't want, if you would be so kind as to let me know yourself about your own boundaries.
-No rape/abuse/etc. within the pairing. Past experiences, antagonist characters, etc. are perfectly okay by me, but absolutely none within the pairing itself, as none of my characters would even tolerate, much less do that in the first place.
-No underage or taboo for a reason relationships. This would mean incest, pedophilia, and characters that, in the given circumstance, can't legally consent. Jesse Pavlis is 18, and while I'm happy to hear your alternative ideas for any offered plots, he will only be involved with a peer.
-Over the top kinks. Vore, gore, four score and twenty years ago- I can't do it. At least not as a kink. You can bet I'll do injury, but I draw the line at your character getting all hot n' bothered by my character's guts.
-Posts under a paragraph. Please, take a break if you're tired or busy! If you're not able to sit down and write but still want to engage, I'd be happy to go back and forth with headcannons or barrage you with terrible memes replaced by our characters all day long. Never feel obligated to be on when I'm on or match how many replies I send in a day, as long as each post is thought out and of enough length to move the story forward with.
That's about all I got. If there's still something you're unsure about, ask away. You can contact me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org (I've been told once or twice that I haven't gotten an e-mail from someone, so if I don't respond back after two days or so, try email@example.com)