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Online backlash84Topic starter

What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« on: August 04, 2014, 06:10:17 AM »
I'm interested in hearing what specialized idea you have that no ones really had an interest in, or you haven't tried to get a partner yet because its such a niche market story, obscure enough in some way that its difficult to find people for it.

For me, its finding someone to play Raven from Teen Titans. How about you?

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 06:20:24 AM »
The short answer is whatever I happen to be wanting to RP the most in the world. Never get a nibble until it's no longer what I want to play most in the world. :P

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 09:40:40 AM »
I can't seem to find any partners for my stories involving nuns. Also, mind control stories. Stepford Wives-inspired stories aren't getting that much interest, either...

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 09:45:55 AM »
For me its has always been the White knight coming to save others, no one seems to like the white knight charging across the battlefield, rushing to defend those under his/her banner at any cost. Everyone really likes an evil knight instead of a white knight.

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 04:28:53 PM »
Anything in the starcraft world

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 10:07:34 PM »
*opens up a giant file cabinet filled with ideas*Take your pick. So very many. I mean it seems like either no one is interested in anything much of the time no matter what the idea is. I mean I have a ton ideas floating around in my head  that I wish to play out but no one seems all that interested in. Some are more simple, others are more complex, but it kills me that i haven't had the chance to play them out.

Often times people come asking me to play a stereotypically masculine hero type which I could honestly care less about. What I would give for a partner who just allows my characters to be vulnerable and elegant rather than hoping I'll be some overbearlingly macho sort. No matter how obvious I make it that I do not like playing that kind of character it happens.

I would also like to play something in a fantasy world with sorcery that operates in a fashion more akin to real world occult traditions, but there doesn't seem to be many people interested in such a thing out there.

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 12:11:33 AM »
RP set in the World of Warcraft verse, especially storylines revolving around Blood Knights, Death Knights, or Dark Rangers.

Storylines that require me or my partner or both of us to play multiple main or supporting characters (though actually recently I've had good luck with this one!)

Stories with really dark and twisted storylines. Psychological horror. Portraying mental illness accurately (though again recently managed to find someone for this, it just took a few years of looking)

Submissive top characters to play opposite of my dominant bottom characters in M/M pairings.

Characters that are sadistic but submissive for both M/M and F/M pairings.

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 06:59:26 AM »
       It can be tough to play damsel in distress in a modern setting, without making it either super easy really automatic romance sneaking through, super gritty whack you over the head how raw and evil they want to be, or a sort of canonic traditional D/s or Story of O echo.  Not to mention trying to toss in a bit of contemporary issues in a dry light, or ask for clothing fetishes.

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 09:08:32 AM »
Lots. Many many lots.

So many that I've actually lost track of the number of ones I've abandoned due to never being able to find someone for, or having an RP start and just up and die on me. I've got one going as a group, but there's still the part of me which would like it as a solo/one-on-one RP too.

And that's not mentioning the kinks I'd like to play one day too

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014, 12:40:07 PM »
Oh my, Raven from Teen Titans? No takers on that one? She doesn't strike me as such a complicated character. How curious. o:

But then gain..

I think the story that I've tried and failed with the most times out of all plots I've ever tried playing would have to be me playing Hinata, and finding someone willing to and/or capable of playing a believable Kiba or, even rarer, Shino. When I say 'Even rarer' I actually mean that I've never found anyone who opted for playing Shino, while I've had two takers for Kiba, and out of those two, only one of the RP's got off the ground, but died after some 20 posts.

For those who don't know, these are all characters borrowed from the Naruto universe. The animated series, to be precise, as I've never gotten around to reading the manga.

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2014, 02:59:54 PM »
Oh my, Raven from Teen Titans? No takers on that one? She doesn't strike me as such a complicated character. How curious. o:

Speaking as someone who plays Raven in a different RP environment...

While I wouldn't call the character particularly complicated (depending on whether referring to the comic book or cartoon iterations), if the person playing her has an interest in the character staying more or less in-character, it can be extremely tricky to get her invested in anything resembling an intimate relationship that doesn't also involve a lot of emotional manipulation - direct or indirect - and drama, which a lot of people aren't so much into. She's very much not an ideal candidate for "smut" RP and doesn't really lend herself well to shorter or one-shot setups either without hollowing the character out significantly.

Suffice it to say I've had Raven as a character in said other RP setting for over 9 years now and probably only gotten her involved in maybe 25 or so RP scenes, most of them non-sexual. Probably fewer, really.

/thread_detour

While I wouldn't say I can never find a partner for it, I have a hard time holding onto one for large-scale world exploration/adventure stories, whether I'm the adventurer (preferred), the world-builder (more difficult; I have trouble maintaining a coherent plot to follow) or a mixture of the two (also good!). And that's understandable to me - it takes a lot of energy to maintain RP on that scale, always going out and finding/creating new material and carrying a growing story along the way, so it's not as though I'm flabbergasted by the difficulty of finding it. Still sorta disappointing though. xD

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2014, 03:39:07 PM »
For me the interest in Raven as a character is having my character being the one person she does let her guard down around, after getting to know them, starting to trust them. It would take a while, and would definitely be a slow build. But thats what I really want, to have my character be her support, and to play around with all those complex emotions. That to me sounds like fun. :)

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2014, 06:03:14 PM »
For me the interest in Raven as a character is having my character being the one person she does let her guard down around, after getting to know them, starting to trust them. It would take a while, and would definitely be a slow build. But thats what I really want, to have my character be her support, and to play around with all those complex emotions. That to me sounds like fun. :)

When putting it like that, it actually does sound amazing. It's sort of my typical kind of character really, which makes me a tad sad I've never come across you before. :P I do so many characters based on the whole sort o brick-wall on the outside, really quite squishy on the inside. If I should describe how I see Raven (Basing everything entirely on the cartoon and a few of her minor comic roles) it would probably be as someone who does her utmost to never get emotionally involved with anything, in order to make sure she isn't hurt in a way she can't handle. You know, physical pain is sort of whatever, wounds close and hell, just put on a band-aid. I imagine her being rather insecure and intimidated when faced with emotional problems, like how she will always dodge Beastboy (Boy-beast? I can't quite remember, but I believe he had a thing for her?) whenever he tried to get close, and never accept nor reject his affection.

But I guess I'm getting a little sidetracked - Just thought it was sort of interesting to think about. :) She's definitely one of those characters that happen to be straight up my alley that I've just never realyl thought about playing.

While I wouldn't say I can never find a partner for it, I have a hard time holding onto one for large-scale world exploration/adventure stories, whether I'm the adventurer (preferred), the world-builder (more difficult; I have trouble maintaining a coherent plot to follow) or a mixture of the two (also good!). And that's understandable to me - it takes a lot of energy to maintain RP on that scale, always going out and finding/creating new material and carrying a growing story along the way, so it's not as though I'm flabbergasted by the difficulty of finding it. Still sorta disappointing though. xD

Now this is kind of a dilemma of mine, just the other way around really. :P And it's sort of the exact same issue but in reverse, where I have trouble finding someone who will go along with a story for long enough before it all just sort of decays and crumbles into a large puddle of senseless smut. xD
Once I was all about trying to do these RP's where the only thing I'd request from my partner was that they send me a character sheet, and then I'd take care of the rest, but I started shying away from it, before abandoning it completely because I always felt like people didn't appreciate the amount of work I put into it at all. Rather than explore and look around, or do anything even remotely interesting, they'd rather just wait for the first potential bedmate to come along and then do their utmost to get smutty as quickly as possible. :/ It sort of stings, y'know? When you have this whole world with heroes, villains and religions and what not planned out, and people just immediately stop caring because hey: Porn!

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2014, 07:02:13 PM »
When putting it like that, it actually does sound amazing. It's sort of my typical kind of character really, which makes me a tad sad I've never come across you before. :P I do so many characters based on the whole sort o brick-wall on the outside, really quite squishy on the inside. If I should describe how I see Raven (Basing everything entirely on the cartoon and a few of her minor comic roles) it would probably be as someone who does her utmost to never get emotionally involved with anything, in order to make sure she isn't hurt in a way she can't handle. You know, physical pain is sort of whatever, wounds close and hell, just put on a band-aid. I imagine her being rather insecure and intimidated when faced with emotional problems, like how she will always dodge Beastboy (Boy-beast? I can't quite remember, but I believe he had a thing for her?) whenever he tried to get close, and never accept nor reject his affection.

But I guess I'm getting a little sidetracked - Just thought it was sort of interesting to think about. :) She's definitely one of those characters that happen to be straight up my alley that I've just never realyl thought about playing.

Well, if you ever want to give her a try I always have a spot open for her character. :)

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2014, 11:13:42 PM »
Now this is kind of a dilemma of mine, just the other way around really. :P And it's sort of the exact same issue but in reverse, where I have trouble finding someone who will go along with a story for long enough before it all just sort of decays and crumbles into a large puddle of senseless smut. xD
Once I was all about trying to do these RP's where the only thing I'd request from my partner was that they send me a character sheet, and then I'd take care of the rest, but I started shying away from it, before abandoning it completely because I always felt like people didn't appreciate the amount of work I put into it at all. Rather than explore and look around, or do anything even remotely interesting, they'd rather just wait for the first potential bedmate to come along and then do their utmost to get smutty as quickly as possible. :/ It sort of stings, y'know? When you have this whole world with heroes, villains and religions and what not planned out, and people just immediately stop caring because hey: Porn!

Yea, I feel your sorrow for I am a avid writer that has written some novels here and there but the people bite my ass just for smut. All they want is smut while missing the big picture of the story or ideas involved. In fact I am about to start a new story revolved around the death of a Teutonic Knight that falls into the world of Equstria. Would peace and prosperity overwhelm him or alienate him? I love story more then smut, without story smut is pointless porn. So I wish ,as well, for more story in Roleplaying. 

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2014, 01:16:07 AM »
My dream rp is to play out the life of a fighter. The ups and the downs. The sweat and the pain. Win or lose. Just realism. I don't expect to find it. I seem to be the rarity in the roleplaying community for my interest in such things.

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2014, 05:04:33 AM »
Hum, my problem is less about finding partners for storylines rather than keeping them together after romance ensues. It seems like once the thrill of the chase is gone then interest is often lost. I'm guilty of this of course I think everyone has been at one time or another but it's a glaring weakness of mine I'm trying to overcome. I feel like a lot of storyline ideas that die out too fast are due to my inability to create interesting things to do between larger plot points. I'm a boring person in real life so the little quirks of what people do in their down is often lost as hapless filler. I also have difficulty keeping a story moving unless I make a very concerted effort to do so.

As for a specific storyline idea? Hum.. I can't say I've never found a partner but I havn't found one for a very long time. I used to roleplay as a catfolk that was more human than beast and was taken in as the child of an architects son. The townsfolk never really accepted him and growing up he was the subject of a great deal of teasing and bullying. Despite being intelligent and a good hard worker he never attained any sort of respect outside of when he was working on the roofing of the townsfolks buildings or spending the pittance he was given as pay. He became a recluse never attending festivals, ceremonies or town meetings which for the most part the people were just fine with.

He is meant to be about 20 or so years and living on the outskirts of town in a run down old two story home that looks like it's seeing a VERY slow renovation. A small garden surrounds the lovely cobblestone path that leads to his rickety old home. Despite growing into a rather handsome specimen of a half human he's never so much as spoken to a woman beyond a short bow and a "Ma'am" which is usually followed by his quick leave. The idea was usually that the harvest festival was coming up soon and that he'd caught the eye of a pretty young girl who he didn't even know existed. What would her parents say if she'd asked the outcast to be her date for such an event?

That was pretty much supposed to be the starter for something much larger with brigands looking to rob the village blind and steal their harvest while the townsfolk were too drunk and passed out to resist. Maybe grab a woman or two to sell on the slave market? I havn't thought it out beyond that but it would require a great many NPC's to be played by both players and a special type of person that likes to mend the hearts of emotionally damaged characters. I have always to pick back up on the idea and perhaps take it to new heights though I've all but given up hope for it heh.

As a side note the character is meant to have a latent affinity to magic but he can't really control it. It's not exceptionally powerful but magic isn't exactly a thing in the world beyond court wizards for the king and the like. It gave a nice stepping to stone to getting discovered and ending up doing work for the kingdom rather than just being a pair of peasants.
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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2014, 05:37:49 AM »
       It can be tough to play damsel in distress in a modern setting, without making it either super easy really automatic romance sneaking through, super gritty whack you over the head how raw and evil they want to be, or a sort of canonic traditional D/s or Story of O echo.  Not to mention trying to toss in a bit of contemporary issues in a dry light, or ask for clothing fetishes.

Nods to that - bondage/abduction plots sometimes tend to get quite formulaic and predictable. Or repetitive, if you've started a group game and the ladies are getting tied up and powerless...and perhaps used or treated harshly in a fierce and unrelenting way. It can be very hard to break out of or avoid a simple overkill of roughing and bondage that simply stalls the whole story arc.  And I'm saying this as someone who loves a good bondage game or suspenseful noir story...

With a few transpersons/crossdressers thrown in, it gets even harder to find partners for a bondage/abduction story. Especially if they're to be mixed with born, 'real' women. Many people would read that kind of domination as "a gay thing" and feel chilled by it - I don't agree it's gay, but you can't argue about what one is turned on by in this context-

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2014, 09:17:48 PM »
With a few transpersons/crossdressers thrown in, it gets even harder to find partners for a bondage/abduction story. Especially if they're to be mixed with born, 'real' women. Many people would read that kind of domination as "a gay thing" and feel chilled by it - I don't agree it's gay, but you can't argue about what one is turned on by in this context-

Hear hear.

Actually, it's not so much me not finding partners, as it is any trans-gender character of mine being denied in a group game. So I guess it's sort of the opposite scenario: I can never find plots and stories for these particular characters. In a group-game context, of course.

Now, I don't want it to sound like some open, blatant sexism is going across the site or whatever, but I'd say that I'm pretty close to being outright rejected for group games because of a characters sexuality being of an alternative nature some 50% of the time, maybe even a bit more than that. Whether it's a GM who doesn't like it, and doesn't want it, or he/she fears it might somehow interfere with the game.. Well, who can tell? I'm going to openly say this though: I think a lot of group games are actually less of a 'group' game as it is a GM looking to have as many characters as possible interact directly with his/her own. ^^' That might kick up some controversy, but that's sort of how I feel. I feel like a GM will often reject you based on their own personal preference, and lack of sexual interest in your character, than any knowledge of the majority of players in said games opinion, even if they use that as an excuse.

Of course, you do run into some people every now and again who will try and convince you that they know what's best for you and your character, and what impact you and said character has on everyone. Those people more often than not don't have a clue. :P

So yeah - I'm not all that fond of group games because I don't like being responsible for a story slowing down for 10+ people just because I'm busy one day, but whenever I find something interesting, I don't get to enter because of my character. xD

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2014, 09:59:39 PM »
With a few crossdressers thrown in, it gets even harder to find partners for a bondage/abduction story...

Sorry about he huge cut to the quote, but I wanted to be clear what my post focus was on.

You don't know how much I wish I could find a partner who would be fine with crossdressing and the bulk of my characters who are "femboys" so to speak. It seems like it's harder than I had expected. Even some Dommes don't care for it. It's not so much that I want them to think it's the sexiest thing in the world, just a partner who at the very least is okay with my "effeminate" tendencies that are expressed through these characters. I may be a cisman but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy that which is elegant. I also like combining characteristics that seem stereotypically masculine and stereotypically feminine in characters. I think playing a car obsessed, gunslinging, making wearing, cross dressing nurse who moonlights as a bounty hunter sounds fun. Not a perfect example but you get the idea.

I mean I get everyone has their own tastes, but it would just be nice.

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2014, 11:29:08 PM »
As an aside, I find it funny that I'd post what I did above here while I'm in the midst of plotting out a long-term thing for Raven in that other environment. xD

Now this is kind of a dilemma of mine, just the other way around really. :P And it's sort of the exact same issue but in reverse, where I have trouble finding someone who will go along with a story for long enough before it all just sort of decays and crumbles into a large puddle of senseless smut. xD
Once I was all about trying to do these RP's where the only thing I'd request from my partner was that they send me a character sheet, and then I'd take care of the rest, but I started shying away from it, before abandoning it completely because I always felt like people didn't appreciate the amount of work I put into it at all. Rather than explore and look around, or do anything even remotely interesting, they'd rather just wait for the first potential bedmate to come along and then do their utmost to get smutty as quickly as possible. :/ It sort of stings, y'know? When you have this whole world with heroes, villains and religions and what not planned out, and people just immediately stop caring because hey: Porn!

Oh really?

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2014, 02:07:41 AM »
Wouldn't this fall under 'on topic?'

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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2014, 01:46:30 PM »
Wouldn't this fall under 'on topic?'

Yes? No? Maybe?

I'unno. Apparently, my answer to the original question is 'all of them'. Ah, well. Back to the drawingwriting board...

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2014, 02:16:55 PM »
Someone to play Ava Ayala/White Tiger from the Ultimate Spiderman cartoon.

Also someone to play overweight females in general.

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Re: What plot/story line can you never find a partner for?
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2014, 05:03:22 PM »
Wouldn't this fall under 'on topic?'

Probably.