This challenge is now closed! Thank you so much to the wonderful writers of Elliquiy for giving me so many beautifully crafted posts! I'll be doing my best to respond to all of them. I can't wait to see where they all go!
I love writing stories in media res, and most of all, I like writing stories where we, as partners, do minimaló if anyó plotting. So, I pose an experiment.
This experiment wonít be for everyone, of course. Itíll be for RPers who know how to set a scene, who are great at showing, not telling and can propose a storyís arc in one post.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Iíd like for you to PM me a ďstarter postĒ for a potential RP. Thatís itó no plotting, no proposing pairings, likely scenarios, etcó Iíd just like a starter post, the first post that would be in an RP that we could do together.
Iíll PM you my own post in response, and then ask if you like how the RP could go, and what forum do you think it could belong to. If youíre satisfied with my response post, we can start a thread for our RP, and take it from there.
You must have a lot of questions as to how such a method of RPing could work, so Iíll answer them to the best of my ability:
Will there be no plotting done for the entirety of the game?
After our RP has progressed a few posts, we can definitely talk about the potential ways in which the RP can move! Thereís no set number of posts that the thread should have before we can plot, of courseó but Iíll suggest a recommended number of at least 15 posts. If either of us find ourselves stuck in the progression of the thread, we can talk plot, but the starter post should ďset the stageĒ as it were, to keep us occupied for some time.
What if I spend all this time writing up a post for you, and you reject my post?
The only posts Iíll reject are ones with subpar grammar and a myriad of spelling mistakes, to the point where it would affect my enjoyment of the post. I also wonít take part in posts that have scat or watersports. Lastly, Iím not a fan of bimbofication, brainwashing, or mind control.
However, anything else is game. Maybe this is naive of me to say, but I canít see myself rejecting a piece of writing that gives me room for a character of mine to jump in on.
Thereís also a list of my favorite themes included in this thread, so youíll know which genres/themes are most likely to pique my interest. I canít see myself rejecting a post that has set up an interesting, dynamic scene that I could throw a character into.
Are you serious? Would you really respond to all posts?
I am dead serious. This is a perfect opportunity for you to sling a starter my way for a game that youíve been looking for a partner with for a long time. Slinging plot PMs back and forth is what kills my enthusiasm for a gameó if youíre the kind of person who doesnít mind taking an idea, a set up, and running with it, Iím your girl.
What should my post include?
It should be a piece of writing that is in media res, in some way. Something needs to be happening, something that another character could feasibly interact with in my response post. I won't put a word count limit on it, but it has to be thoughtful. Please don't send me something that took ten minutes to write.
Thatís it. It should be a fun writing exercise, if any!
Are there characters/pairings you wonít play?
No, I literally roleplay all pairings (M/M, M/F, F/Fó and I RP with trans* chars as well) and I can roleplay a character of any gender, so that wonít be a problem.
I have a question, but you didnít address it hereÖ
Feel free to PM questions my way about this setup before sending me your starter post. (As long as itís not a plotting PM, everythingís gravy).
Some of my favorite themes and settings can be found below. Again, even if there's a theme/idea that you don't see on there, there's a good chance I'll still be interested.
Lords and Ladies