DO I OWE ANYONE A RESPONSE? Or does someone want a starter? I kinda have ideas again but don’t like just the calls to the wind that I always have.
PS-anon is also on and so I have a question to pose: I feel like nobody wants to rp with me anymore…may i get some CONSTRUCTIVE criticism on how to improve or like..what I did wrong?
((I hope its okay if I reblog rather than send fanmail - I think this might be helpful to a few people too))
Is there any specific reason why you think people don’t wanna rp with you? I don’t mean to pry, of course, but I don’t think people are meaning to make you feel that way.
At the moment, I think a lot of people are busy and don’t want to take on extra threads (like me right now haha). Some people may not know how to interact with your character, so memes are good. I can’t really remember how you tag, but perhaps don’t tag things as open? (Or JUST as open) Tag a few people and hope they respond! Otherwise people tend to go “ah, someone else will respond” - tagging a specific group (i.e. successors, kenkyuusei etc) could also be helpful.
Additionally, I think a lot of people are awkward about plotting (and I think the rp community is a little shy in general too). It’s okay to go into someone’s ask box and say “I had this idea -insert idea- do you wanna try it out?” or say “hey I wanna rp with you and I have some vague ideas, but are you up for doing something?” And always feel free to go into someone’s ask box if you haven’t received a reply! Most people just get busy and forget and appreciate the reminder (provided you’ve waited a while of course)
For constructive crit, it’s really the same advice I’d give any roleplayer. Try to watch out for typos, grammar, spelling and how you set responses out (too little vs too much space) and watch out for character ‘voice’/keep them in character. (So this isn’t really at you, it’s a general thing I notice among roleplayers and is really the only thing I can think of).
Finally, I think people may be tired of doing certain types of threads (practice, day off etc) that don’t have a specific purpose. (I’m not sure if this is true or not, but I’ve seen less of them around so…) Himeko’s thread is good - it’s a day off thread, but the characters have a general purpose to go to the animal shelter rather than make everything up as they go along. (I feel some rpers get lost in threads (I do this sometimes) - talk to each other in the tags, or maybe send messages giving a dot point overview of how you want the thread to progress?)
Remember, you are allowed to rp with people in other communities (or independent rpers!) - maybe doing that might give you more ideas and confidence too? (And its always good to get out of your comfort zone!) But I do think the main issue is people being busy and not wanting to have too many threads (I try to keep at 2-4 threads max per character, whether I’m in a group or not - other people are more likely to see replies and I’m less likely to forget and be stressed). I hope that helped!
♥ - hmm, initially, just her looks lol. But it was actually Mayuyu’s voice that got me to look at AKB serious since she sounds so nice! But about Chieri in particular, probably her determination and drive!
☾ - favourite moment(s) are the Hoshi no Mukogawa scenes! They’re sweet and heart wrenching, and of course, Papa then dies which gives me all the angst and drama that I thrive on!
✫ - initially it was because I wanted friends in the fandom. I was in a group in a different fandom and the group died, so I decided to make up a group (and saw confirmation in the 00 tag that people would like 00 rpers) so I decided why not? With how quickly my other group died out, I never thought this group or even blog would be a success, so thank you all for all the good times!
Chieri listened with interest as Suzuko started talking about the WOTA and brought up their message boards. She narrowed her eyes in concentration, quickly skimming things. I’ll need to remember to look more into these sites.
As Suzuko mentioned that odd fainting spell, she nodded, feeling somewhat hopeful, thinking the same as her team mate. “That’s a good point. If we could get more people, we might be able to get further up those stairs - we may even be able to speak to some of the centres who reached the stage, rather than being in limbo…” Chieri was muttering, trying to figure out how this could possibly work. It’s the only idea I have, I need to make it work!
"The Centernova has the power to travel through space and time… Perhaps if I can gain a better harness on that power, and get more people, with all of us thinking of that place, it might just be enough to get us there!"
"it might be very difficult, but…if we all worked on harnessing our power again…" She began.
"We might not all achieve the same level of brilliance, but if we can reach the same level through combined efforts, you might make it there. I think it would be safer too, honestly." Suzuko admitted.
"If you tried it alone, Chieri-san, you’d run the risk of well…never coming back."
For moment Suzuko quieted down, Cheiri was likely to disappear some day. If it was through that portal, or to a remote location, she would go like many other centers….Suzuko would just rather it was later rather then sooner.
"I don’t doubt that at all. We’re playing with fire." They had absolutely no idea what they were doing, if it came right down to it, and only a vague idea of how to attempt it.
"A combined effort will be useful. Confidence in numbers too." Not only that, but if she did disappear… well, at least there would be eyewitnesses to help Tsubasa document it all…
She didn’t like to think about being here one minute and being gone the next, with no way to return, but… “What will be will be. I - we - can only do what we can.” With a slight grimace, she added, “Do you think we should tell Tsubasa?”
Himeko was excited that Cheiri was getting fireworks too. She wondered if maybe Chieri wanted to buy some with her and split the cost. She decided to give it a try, because in order to succeed you have to try.
"Hey Chieri. Since you are also buying fireworks for tonight, do you want to just buy a whole bunch and then split the cost. We could get a variety of fireworks and it will be cheaper too!"
Chieri nodded. “Alright, sounds like a good idea.” Despite being the heir to a hugely successful company, Chieri (much like her father) was a bit stingy, so she appreciated the suggestion. “Are you buying all of those for yourself, or for some of the other girl’s?”
"Yeah I am getting them for everyone. I know everyones favorite colors so I just decided that it would be more fun to share. So what kind of fireworks do you want to get?"
Chieri paused for a moment. She’d never really played with small fireworks before, only seeing large ones at festivals. Deciding to be honest, she left the choice to Himeko.
"I’m not sure. I’ve never done anything like this before. It was a suggestion from Nagisa. What do you think I should get?"
"Good eyes, Sonata!" Studying the map, she thought she’d memorised the way to the landmark. "Alright, let’s go this way."
The duo made their way to the closest station, where Chieri brought tickets and again studied the maps. Nodding to herself, she was still certain they were going in the right direction. “It shouldn’t take us too long to get there.”
Sonata followed Chieri onto the platform and their train arrived not to long after. It wasn’t as high tech as back home but Sonata wouldn’t go as far as to call it old and rickety.
The younger girl made her way to a window seat and pressed her face up against the glass to look outside as the city the went past. “Look how tall that building is!” Sonata exclaimed.
Chieri followed after Sonata as the younger girl got them seats. The train wasn’t incredibly crowded, but she didn’t want to get separated from the blonde in the case of a sudden rush of people.
Leaning around, Chieri saw the building Sonata was pointing at. Tokyo really is an interesting city… “With so many tall buildings, do you think we can find the right one?”
"Sure we can!" Sonata sung. "You gotta be positive."
Sonata spent the rest of the train ride pointing out different things and making comments on how cool Tokyo was. She also pointed out different people entering the train with cute or strange outfits.
"You’d look good in that outfit, Chieri." Sonata motioned to a girl who had just stepped into the carriage. She was wearing a knee length blue dress with a sailor collar and jewels around the hem of the skirt.
When they’d first met, Chieri and Sonata couldn’t have been any more opposite. That had caused it’s fair share of issues. And perhaps, while they hadn’t become more similar, they’d certainly learnt from each other. Sonata’s positive attitude had certainly helped Chieri a lot, like now, for instance.
Even though they were stuck in a completely strange place and time, with only a vague idea of how to get back, the younger girl was still positive and determined. Chieri may have reached number one in senbatsu and become centre nova, but she still had a lot to learn from her teammates.
"Ah, really?" She looked at the outfit in question - it was rather nice. "Maybe when we get back home, we can go shopping together?" An announcement came on, stating they were about to arrive at their station. "Ready to go?"
I apologise for being absent again. I’ve probably said this before, but I’m moving house and uni is pretty awful. On top of that, my mum’s in hospital. It’s a basic operation, but it’s pretty severe. The staff have been useless with giving her meds and just generally helping (she’s got two random minor illnesses in the week she’s been there, which doesn’t help), so I’ve been travelling back and forth when I can to help out.
Thanks for understanding, and I hope you have a great week~
Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]