Yep, it was two years ago. I was curious to see how my answers changed, if they changed.
(My first one can be seen here, if you're curious)
(Also, as Shorty had said, I'm not looking for RPs. I'm only... really kinda ok with people I'm really really close to, or I have RPed with in the past and close with. You could ask, but I'll tell you right now that the answer will most likely be no).
♥ - yea
X - nay
○ - neutral/inapplicable
Role Play Basics:
I am comfortable doing:
X Comment: No. I'd rather have the RP to be a bit more private and I don't want to have people commenting on them as well. NOR do I want to lose the RP by accident either by it being covered up by other comments in my message center or to accidentally delete it from there.
X Chats: I've not RPed in chats for like... wow... 5? years now? I like to type a lot more than I did back then, so chats would be a bit impractical.
X? Notes: I honestly would rather not? Notes right now for me are either for business-y stuff or for very personal/important conversations. (Otherwise notes actually make me a tad bit anxious? I'd rather keep them for what I use them for.)
○ Forum: Honestly, I like forums. However, I'd rather make my own forum and just have us RP there. Still, I'd would rather not do this. I have a very prefered method that I have found I adore (which is mentioned below).
X Skype: No. I REALLY don't like skype RPs. I also have had a lot of bad vibes from skype RPs in the past and just... no. I'd much rather not. Also, similarly to chats, I write too much now for it.
♥ Google Docs: Yes yes yes yes yes. I LOVE using google docs. It's like keeping a story or writing a story together and color coding and stylizing and just yes. I VERY much would only want to use this ever, yep. (I also prefer being able to notify each other through notes, or a message on skype or discord when we have replied back and such. Makes it very easy in my opinion /o/)
X Discord: Similar to Skype's reply. However, I've never RP'd on discord but that feeling from skype definitely passed onto discord too |D;
? Other: I dunno any others /o/;;;
I am comfortable with:
♥ One on one role plays: Yes. This is the only way I'd want to RP now.
X Up to three people: Nah
X Up to four people: No
X Five or more people: No QAQ
X As big as possible!: No no no no no no no QAQ;;;;
I usually write about:
X One or two sentences: I hate having to write so little. No.
X One or two paragraphs: (Since "two" paragraphs is in the next option, I'll just act like this is the one paragraph). I used to RP this short, and honestly, I can't go back. Like... no.
○/♥ Two to five paragraphs: My personal goal is always at least three decent sized (or bigger) paragraphs. There are times where I have to go to two. But I would love to always get to around five.
○/♥ More than five paragraphs: I do this only when there's actually a lot for me to say. It's not often, but it sometimes happens.
X/○ A few pages worth: I can't do this (yet?). Unless like, I'm told I need to set up a setting or I was given control of my RP partner's character for a moment (like... ie: to escape an avalanche or something???) I already try to write my posts like a novel (though I don't try to let it sit for a few days and come back and edit my writing again and repeat like I would with a novel) but this would definitely be treated like a novel... So yeah, it definitely wouldn't happen often, ha.
I am comfortable role-playing with people who write:
X One or two sentences: No. I need more to go off of! I don't want to be stuck writing super little back either! I just can't.
X One or two paragraphs: (I'll just go to my explanation in the next set VVVV)
♥ Two to five paragraphs: I'd want a minimum of two paragraphs. But honestly, I'd want 3+. For me, RPing is story making between two people, a story that neither of us will know exactly how it works out. So more writing is nicer to continue that story making which would give me enough to reply back to as well.
♥ More than five paragraphs: ^^^^^
○ A few pages worth: If you do this, it'd be a new experience for me? So I don't know really how I feel about it yet.
I like getting requests from:
X Anyone and everyone at any time!: I'd rather not.
○ When I ask for role-plays: I really wouldn't ever publically ask for RPs. (I'd ask someone in private, then I'd hope then I'd get the RP? But I really don't feel comfortable even asking in private anymore either... Unless we are hella close >3>)
X From friends and acquaintances: Probably not? Like, I don't want to come off mean, but seriously I can't just do a lot of RPs and I don't trust most everyone |D;;;
○ From friends only: We have to be really close or something. Probably close AND we rp-d in the past in places like HPM or PKMNC (which were my two main RP groups I was in a few years ago.) Even then I might end up saying no?
Overall though, you can still ask, but like I said above somewhere I will most like decline.
** Important: Communication is the key to a real life relationship, it shouldn't be abandoned for a fictional one either! Be sure to talk to your partners when considering romance! **
I am comfortable shipping my characters:
-Our character know each other deeply.
-Our character know each other deeply, and I know I can trust the role-player.
-At the first sign of flirting!
-Only if the role-player and I plan it.
-It depends on the character.
(I'm stealing some of Shorty's answer to this.)
Shipping is a very personal thing for me. I (also) get super into it. I feel a close bond with my RP partner even? That being said, in the past I had ships with pretty much one person and I lost all those ships when we stopped speaking. I've become very very very fucking wary about shipping with anyone again. There was a lot of emotional distress and just... yeah. I would LOVE to ship again, but I really... it's something I'm not comfortable with at all anymore |D;;; Which sucks but whatever. So I might? Maybe? But I doubt I'd be down with it.
(Also yes, it depends on the character)
If you want to ship with my characters:
-Talk to me about it from the start.
-Talk to me about it once our characters know each other.
-Talk to me about it once they both have some feelings for each other.
-Talk to me about it when they finally decide that want to go beyond hugging.
It kind of depends on the character? I have characters who are sex-workers and who are very reclusive and don't think about being in love at all.
That being said, if my character is in a ship with another person's, I won't be drawing my character with anyone else or RPing them as if they were with someone else. (A few years back, this kinda happened? Like.. AU-y ish? ... I hurt someone this way and just... no. I refuse to let that happen and I really don't want to see another character with my character's ship, which... yeah.) So woo, experience again.
I don't mind talking about things? But like, I'd rather see how our characters are before we think any shipping... unless it was a planned thing.
When shipping my characters, I like the romance to happen:
-Swift as lightening!
-Fast, but not super fast.
-Happens in about three months.
-Slow and steady wins the race.
-Slugs know what's up!
-They know no speed. They happen if they happen.
It again depends on the character. So it happens when it happens.
(I do have a knack of wanting to have characters together btw. Though that feeling has died down a lot/I keep those thoughts to myself to let a relationship blossom because getting there, I do my best to let it depend on my character or trying to slow something down a bit if it's moving too fast.)
When my characters gets intimate, I prefer:
-To skip the act entirely.
-To write the build up, but skip the act.
-To write the act only if it is very special, but otherwise skip it.
-To write the act all the way through.
-Tell me what you are comfortable with
Honestly, I've written smut RPs. I've also written some really weird hardcore shit too. I'm pretty okay with things, so it ultimately depends on the other person? I DO enjoy writing smut (sometimes, really depends on the mood I'm in. Like, if I'm feeling down and crappy, sorry, it's not happening).
When it comes to artwork depicting our relationship please:
○ Do not post it at all without talking to me.
♥ Post it if it is cuddles and hugs.
♥ Post it if it is kisses.
○ Post it if it is much more.
X Do not post it at all if it depicts sexual acts!
X Do not post it where I can see it, but draw what you like!
YES I love arts~! BUT ONLY if it's canon. Like, if my character's a bottom and now they're a top in the art? >3>???? Anyways, feel free to post the things, though you can always talk to me about the things too, if you're unsure if it's okay too |D
** Important: Always be sure to communicate with your partner individually if you think you are about to go outside their comfort zones even just the slightest bit! **
When it comes to violent situations, I am comfortable with:
-No violence at all!
-I'm fine with verbal arguments!
-Some violence, like a paper cut, or an accidental elbow to the face.
-Mild violence, such as punching, kicking, hair pulling.
-Violence, such as stabbings.
-Beyond violence, such as torture and more.
I'm okay with all violence? Like, I know it's a story and I'm personally not affected by it.
However, it kind of depends on the character.
I have some characters I'd rather never get hurt. While I have some characters who are very violent.
If you are going to do something violent, please:
○ Don't do it at all.
♥ Talk to me about it first.
○ Surprise me!
Talk to me unless it was an agreement beforehand as to what we know we were getting into.
-Do not post any dramatic scenes that that happened between our characters.
-Talk to me about it before posting!
-Post what you like!
Keep it canon /o/ You can always talk to me if you're not sure. (BTW, for all these: Romance-Smut, Violence, etc. I'll probably ask you if it's okay, unless it's predetermined it's fine.)
I take a while to reply back now. I used to be quick about my posts, but now it can take me anywhere from a week to a month (or maybe even more OTL). I TRY to be quicker about things, honestly, but I don't even look at the reply without being ready to reply back to it. I don't need to talk about the RP, nor do I need us to be thinking about it constantly. I just prefer you let me know if it'll take you longer than a month to reply back. I'll do my best to let you know as well if I can't get to something quickly enough.
I think why it takes me so long now is that my drive for RPing has dwindled to a flicker where in the past it was the main thing I would do. It's not my main thing, so I'm trying to do what I mainly want to be doing ( which is working on my original stuff and stories to finally publish and such as well as commissions because money would be nice OTL)
I actually don't mind going into an RP blind. Sometimes, we just don't really have an idea of what we wanna do and starting an RP (at least for me) can spark some ideas. My mind is most of the time on overload with stories. (IE: I've just started a fantasy RP with my bestie, and honestly didn't have any ideas of what it would be about or what would happen. However, after starting/working on setting up the RP, I have different ideas that, if needed, I could semi-direct our characters to or have happened like falling into a "deserted" temple in a desert that houses mummies and a cursed old king who will try to kill our little party but we could escape or finally give him peace. That being said, I've not 100% told my bestie this idea because I know I was going to be the main person getting this to work... like a DND/Pathfinder game and being the Gamemaster for in a way?) That being said, I don't mind taking turns on pretty much being the "host" of the storyline. In fact, I'd probably encourage that? It's a bit fun not really knowing what's going to happen but the other person knows for the most part what will happen as well as me knowing what will happen and seeing how my rp partner reacts.
However I also like to set up a basis of "this is the start, let's see how things go" from there on. (Like... my rp with another person right now. My character is a mental mess and is a bit ferally like. She's stupidly broken emotionally and mentally and such |D We started the rp off with their character (who's from my character's past) comes back into my character's life and see it might help her... kinda thing?) I do like if one of us kind of takes charge in this kind of situation (though in this RP I think we go back and forth in a way?)
I personally have had bad experiences with planning something out for the most part and pushing the characters along that string of what was supposed to mainly happen. Mainly because I refuse to break my character's character ever again. I've gotten yelled at and drama and just... bleh. It's fine to set up ideas of what will happen, but you'd need to be hella loose about sticking that line. (IE: you can say I love you in a LOT of different ways and each way will get a different reaction which will pull the story in different ways.)
Now is it's about something important that should or could happen (like saying I love you), then I would like to be spoken to it about. Just so we can kind of pre-plan things? Just because these big moments are something that can break or continue an RP? Like, we could determine to say "Maybe... not say I love you yet." or "Man, my character is hella into you, you can totally do it and see what happens" kinda things?
I DO need to be able to communicate with my RP partners as well. We don't NEED to constantly talk about the RP or to each other. But a private form of communication outside of the RP is comforting to me. We could talk about ideas of what we have for the RP or just chat and feel comfortable around each other. Or chat about our characters. Things like that. It's really a huge comfort to me as well, to be able to reach out on a messenger or something without worrying.
-Partners not telling me their character is already taken/in a relationship/planned to be in a relationship (This actually isn't too big of a problem with me but it's more of a nicety to know?)
-Partners not giving me really anything to respond off of! (I'm just leaving with Shorty put. This is a MAJOR thing for me.)
-Partners who NEVER draw our pairing but will gladly draw other pairings when I'm drawing our pairing a lot (I'm... also leaving this... though I definitely editted it? Because it's definitely a bit heart breaking? Like if we both just aren't drawing the pairing then cool. That's fine. That being said, this isn't a major thing because sometimes, I personally need to be drawing other things instead or genuinely not full comfortable drawing that pairing yet.)
-Partners not telling me if they don’t like what’s happening in the rp or think I’m taking things too fast. (I'm leaving this one too because this is EVEN MORE MAJOR. I'm constantly worrying about this in RPs -sobs-)
-Partners seemingly losing interest but don’t talk to me about it or to try to find a way to spice it up (Like, I can understand a haitus. Sometimes taking a break from things is nice. Especially when you need to work on other things.)
-Partners that love to talk to me about what they are doing in other rps while at the same time rarely bringing up our own rp (DON'T do this. I don't try to do this with my partners and I'd like the same respect.)
-Partners taking semi-control over my character without permission. Just don't do that. Ask me first. I hate having to write "Well... NAME doesn't do that" or whatever. I HATE this.
-Partners not saying they aren't comfortable with what's happening or how my character is treating theirs (ie: my character being violent). TELL ME please. OTL I worry about this all the time too, especially with my more violent characters or sexual characters.
-Partners who bother me for a post/not having patience with me. I need patience. I'm not the fastest at replying. I also have to build up the confidence in a way to reply back to a post, because I REALLY want to do my best.
-Partners who don't at least semi-edit/clean up their posts. This hasn't happened to me yet, but I've spoken to one person and they type where they start a sentence and then before finishing the sentence, they start another one mid sentence and no punctuation and such. I CAN'T do that. I know my talking, out of writing style, isn't perfect but I do my best to edit and read aloud my posts before giving them to my partner to ensure that I don't make a 100% confusing mess.
I'm sure I'd have more pet peeves but I really can't think of anymore?
If anything is confusing by the way, just let me know, or ask me about it /o/