I have begun dipping my toes into the dramatic and creatively fruitful world of tumblr roleplaying to get back into the flow of writing. Its nice to see how many people involved are proactive about marginalized representation. It is also difficult to find an intriguing skeleton and the character sketches can be incredibly frustrating.
I am particularly annoyed when I find a decent skeleton that uses only face claims, hometown, age, and a “label”. You are literally given a trope to base your character on. Like isn’t it more fun to create complex and human characters than to just throw an age old concept of a human being into a specific setting with a bunch of other tropes and setting them loose? That’s boring. And unhelpful both in writing and in how we choose to view people even if they’re characters.
I much prefer when they list a few positive and negative traits. You can look deeper into how that manifests and mutates as the character grows, how they became that way in the first place.
It seems like a lot of people are into rping to live out fantasies or to propagate harmless fictional drama and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m just not in it for those reasons and it seems harder to find people interested in the creative process and wanting to improve their writing. They’re certainly out there, but there’s a lot to sort through.
I wasn’t doing that terrible with food. Mostly had bad habits, bad finances, and bad timing.
It has definitely evolved further again. Not treatment level crisis yet but it could head that direction pretty easily.
It’s only September 9th. Early/right on schedule.
tagged by therorlord
Gender: I don’t even know anymore, something feminine-ish I guess
Food: I really like shrimp shahi korma with naan
Book: historically, it has been My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
Movie: Probably Shawshank Redemption or Pan’s Labyrinth
TV Shows: Adventure Time
Band: TV on the Radio and Modest Mouse never fail me.
Place: Jay Cook State Park
School subject: Creative writing or psych
Actor/Actress: None right now
Public Figure: None right now
Siblings: Older sister (24), younger brother (20)
Dream job: Not working ever
Religion: Agnostic Athiest
Tattoos: none yet
Piercings: each lobe and one cartilage
Languages: English, poor Norwegian
Reason behind url: It’s been a while but it originated somewhere from the scientific name of the kind of willow tree I had for a while in my backyard, and the amygdala
Why you joined: Don’t ask
# of blogs: Ha
I’m not tagging anyone, I’m just vain.
Tw sexual assault/related under “cut”
My friend was assaulted again and I feel like I can’t breathe.
It’s like it’s everywhere.
Like its inescapable.
I mean I know we’re also in a heavily targeted age range so maybe it won’t always be like this but that’s not really much of a comfort.
This is exhausting.
They don’t deserve this shit. Nobody does.
My arm looks weird in that photo wth
Please excuse the poor composition quality I just thought I looked cute today and wanted to document.
There’s this girl I follow who posts pretty girls with hashtags like “:(” and “not fair” and while on the one hand I really understand feeling suboptimal in comparison to others it’s also really frustrating like stop making this stranger’s selfies about you./rant
Not gonna lie, watching Legend of Korra season 3 us kinda weird. The bad guys are violent anarchists who have all been locked up for a long time for various crimes and try to kill Korra and all major world leaders. It’s frustrating to watch a cartoon I enjoy spread negative anarchist tropes. I’m not saying every anarchist is perfect but damn they are almost never positively portrayed.
I’ve been thinking about getting into plot and character development again. Considering using the elements I developed before buy abandoned.
The problem with my old story wasn’t the setting and world building so much as the main character’s specific storyline that was problematic.
I think I wanna make some entirely different characters and have things go much differently.