God Why, RP
God Why, RP

Because sometimes it hurts to be a literary fascist.

Whats wrong with making/having edgy OCs?


No one said there was anything wrong explicitly with having them

But the whole tragic backstory emo emo cry blood stuff is kinda overplayed

If your character is edgy, give them a better reasons to be edgy. Maybe break the trope.

I felt obligated to put ~more words~ on this post I hope that’s okay

””“Edgy”“” characters often get made fun of on blogs like deviantartwhy and related because:

  • They are a dime a dozen. Seriously, that shit is like, everywhere. Every open RP community/fandom/social network is rife with them and they’re all the same.
  • Most of the time it’s just hilariously tryhard and a cheap attempt at shock value, even though everyone’s basically desensitized to it because again, these characters are everywhere.
  • In RP, they’re are annoying to deal with because the grand majority of the time they’re either played as being all brooding and dark away from everyone else, forcing everyone’s characters to come to them, or they’re ~insane~ and go on random murder sprees or something. Then the RP becomes centered around Stabby McCrazypants acting out because nobody loves them.
  • It’s like going LOOK AT ME with a character, because of the aforementioned attempts at shock value and tendency to pull focus toward the ‘edgy’ character in writing. Instead of having a character who can work well alongside other characters and participate in the plot equally, it’s all LOOK AT MY AWESOME OH CEE YOU GUYS LOOK!!!
  • Bonus points if the character is actually just another character’s “alternate personality” because their maker can’t keep personalities consistent and/or doesn’t have the gumption to play someone who’s actually evil.

It’s just some sort of half-assed compromise between wanting to have a character who is everyone’s friend and who people will like, and having a character who’s “cool” and/or “badass.”

I’m not saying everyone should avoid these characters entirely or stop making them, just the ones preteens deviantArt like to draw holding knives and covered in spatterings of blood, or looking sad with a bunch of mean words around them.

Anonymous asked:
/post/61177263291/ i saw this when scrolling and i got rly mad bc "bbc" sherlock is on pbs not bbc i cant

You know, I was going to leave this ask alone, but then people being wrong on the internet drives me crazy, so HERE GOES. Just because a show is being aired on PBS does not change the fact that it is filmed and released by the BBC. 

BBC Sherlock, the one with Benedict Cumberbatch, is still BBC’s Sherlock, because it is written, filmed, and released by the BBC. Multiple shows and films released by the BBC end up on PBS. For awhile Monty Python’s Flying Circus was airing on PBS. It is still from the BBC. Thank you for fact-checking.


I just want to take a minute to let you guys know that we still exist and everything, and we do see every ask we get, but if you need immediate answers it is not a very good idea to try and get them from us.

Kai is facing some health issues that would be easily fixed if healthcare in this country wasn’t a massive joke and my new major leaves me with so much schoolwork that takes so long to do that it’s making me consider quitting my job. Which is a pitiful retail job where I feel worthless at best, so.

We haven’t fully abandoned the blog, but things are going to have to start sucking a little less for us before we start posting again.

Anonymous asked:
Hey, I've been keeping the same muse for about... six years now, and I think I might have gotten a little too attached to her over the years- but I have multiple muses. I don't think the rest of my muses are getting enough RP time- and I end up coming up with more and more muses! What do I do?

… You mean “characters”, right? I was slightly confused for a second there.

It’s perfectly fine to have a lot of characters and to continously come up with ideas for them. My ‘main’ character has been my main character for like, ten years. Sometimes you just have ideas you really like, and that’s fine. It gets kind of annoying when somebody does nothing but come up with characters instead of actually do things with the characters they have, but if this stuff is continously coming to you then you might as well let it.

I’d say use something like Charahub to keep profiles for your characters in one place, if only for your own personal reference and the ability to keep track of everyone in your roster. I’ve seen people use Excel spreadsheets too but Charahub is more fun.

- Cos

Anonymous asked:
Have you ever picked your bumhole with your finger?

””“Better”“” Words

Here’s a “tutorial” somebody posted on a forum I check sometimes about using “better words”:

Imagine, This is you:
He sat on the rock as he turned his head and stared at the clouds before looking back down.

We’re going to fix that by doing this:
The brute sat on the slender rock as he then turned his cranium and stared at the clouds before moving his cranium back down.

See how much beter that is? Imma give you guys some good word choice now:

Legs: PIllars, Column, Limb, Shank, Fore Legs (Front), Hind Legs (Back)

Head: Cranium, Crown, Dome, Skull

Jaw: Maw, Jowls, Muzzle, Orifice, Mandible

Feet: Pad, Paw, FOundation

Rear: Haunches, Rump, Buttox

Hip: Flank, HInd, Quarter, Pleura

Eyes: Optics, Pools, Opals, Orbs, Luminaries

Now you try RPing with these fancy new words! Good luck!

I shouldn’t even have to explain what’s wrong with this

- Cos

I love going through this blog, and GARP, honestly. I'm pretty much an elitist when it comes to rping, even though I'm sure my very first would have made it onto this blog, if it had ever been public. Me and my friend basically took the plot straight from the Bible itself, without even realizing it. (we were ten/eleven.) The only difference is that the main demi-god's right-hand didn't become "satan". There was already a preexisting devil creature. It was actually a good rp, initial plot aside.

Sometimes those kinds of RPs can be super fun even if they’re basically ripped off from something else. While originality is great and all, it’s be silly to expect every RP to be some kind of bastion of creativity.

Lately I’ve been making characters who are a little uncreative on purpose just because it’s pretty fun to do and it’s totally shameless indulgence lol

- Cos

minespatch asked:
Somehow I'm a magnet to these three roleplayers who have a similar typing and script style. Despite me not being a "script" fan myself, I thought I'd be nice to the partners by playing the way they did it. Unfortunately, they seem to have a similar wish: For me to be their character's love interest. Sometimes they even control the character they wanted me to play that I feel like I'm just a plaything for their own mary sue characters. I also have a problem of not saying 'no'.

In most cases I advocate just saying no, but in this case you might want to also try and nudge these people into RPing differently, like in paragraph style and with less focus on cutesy fluff. Sometimes it takes a little bit of shoving.

- Cos

Anonymous asked:
I rp with one person, and i rarely ever do group rp's. My friend who rp's tries to get me to do group rp's, as well as sexual ones. I don't feel comfortable doing either (for reasons I will not disclose). What should I do?

Tell your friend you don’t feel comfortable doing it. If they’re your friend, then they should understand.

- Cos

Anonymous asked:
A friend and I used to RP a lot over texting. By a lot, I mean thousands of messages a month. Eventually it all abruptly stopped and for the past five years I've been asking once every few months or so with his answer always being along the lines of "maybe later". This ticks me off especially because he's RPed (and might still be) with other people during the times I'd asked. I know he's my friend, but should I even try anymore?

Sometimes things can happen where people just don’t feel like RPing all that much anymore. It sucks a lot to be on the other side of, but maybe you could ask your friend if something’s going on and if it’s something you can help with, otherwise the only thing you can do is be patient, even if five years is kind of uuuuh a long time.

- Cos