So. This is not a "screw u guize im leavin" post. Rather, it is me hoping for advice, direction, and guidance.
There is, to my mind, a very big difference between play-by-post 'RP' and IM 'RP'. I put these in scare quotes for a reason. In my experience, the more greater gap between posts than between IMs means that PbP becomes 'colabourative writing', while IM tends to be closer to my experience of table-top RP.
Also, IM RP - for me at least - tends to be more about interaction and PbP tends to be more about description.
Co-op writing isn't something I'm craving at the moment. By contrast, pen-and-paper RP is something that I'm desperately after. My IRL group has died, and my purveyors of RP (Pirate Vegetables) have dried up apart from one source.
I've been keeping an eye on the non-forum RP section, but there's nothing there that I want. I want to play a pen-and-paper RP that might have adult elements via IM. I don't want to take part in a freeform scenario, most of which seemed heavily geared to the adult elements.
Any suggestions for how can I find me a game I want to play / run? Or failing that, where else I might go to look