(And here I was about ready to make a topic for American West/Civil War before I read your post)
I'm recently joined to E. but I've been rping for several years now and enjoy it because it can be a collaborative writing experience. I am also looking for strong writers with well thought out, realistic characters. I do like to dwell on settings and story (with non player characters, perhaps villains, or trouble) but I understand that some? most? like to just cut to the chase. I find that to be boring and maybe you do too.
Anyway, as I said above, I am really itching for a historical RP, pref. within the mid 19th century. It can be civil war or the west, though to be honest I'm a little vague on what was going on after the revolution. Incidentally, I'd already made up a civil war character for another thread. Not sure where that thread is going, but it kept me occupied while I was waiting for approval. here have a look if you want: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=110607.0
I've found most of my main characters are exactly alike: big, dark, strong. Pretty much, characters that could just as well be werewolves.
Is not really into excessively passive female characters. Enjoys people that can balance out (or turn the tables on) my characters.