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12 September 2010 @ 04:14 pm
You know when you roleplay and it's so obvious how much a person wants to be the character... or rather be WITH the character their muse is with in canon. FOR EXAMPLE... in the fandom of Supernatural somebody might pick up one of Dean's lovers (Lisa for example) just to play the pairing with a Dean. I don't have anything against pairings, I have something against the twats that RP solely for that purpose. Do you not have a single creative bone in your body? Or are you really that pathetic? Roleplaying is supposed to be fun, but I also think it is a good tool to improve writing and get the creative juices flowing. So far I can think of a small handful of people who uphold those standards... and I'm confident enough to say they know who they are.

... This is my first rant about RP.... and it feels goooood.

No, this post was not prompted by one individual.. but a multitude of observations.

Now, I go back to moving into the big city.
♟ a king has his reign and then he dies: Euphie ღ holds a sense of wondershatters on September 12th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
Pairings... man, pairings... I think they are supposed to add another level of dynamic, but they shouldn't be the ONLY dynamic you seek out. After all, your life shouldn't revolve around... well pairings (I am sure it does in many cases but asldalkda ) WHAT I MEAN IS. Inversely I hate people who ignore canon romantic CR coz of personal feelings. BALANCE GUYS.

I still think Zephyrus/Psyche were awesomely done kthx

alkjsdadal YOU MADE ME SO PARANOID ;___________;

Hope you're feeling better and have a safe trip! :3
Ivy is my real name ➷ So I got wings, like kotex: takamine hideko 3「高峰秀子」lightning「稲妻」ivellinus on September 12th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Well... I'm pretty much over my slash phase (not that I don't like it occasionally) but when it comes to shows and stuff, canon is crucial. I agree, it's stupid to just disregard the romantic interest.. esp if that interest has a lot to do with the other characters story or personality.

And our pairings are always the shit... srsly I was scared of them until you came into my life.... that's not cheesy at all!

I'm feeling better... except for when I eat anything >< And there is a lot of good food in the house... so I'm sad.
♟ a king has his reign and then he dies: Riku&Sora ღ I wanna take you awayshatters on September 12th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
My issue with slash is that most of the time it isn't done well. :/ But I agree about the phase thing /is over it too asdaks. And well yeah, you know my issue with that romantic interest ignoring. |: It seems very common in this fandom.

aksljdasjdjjdadkajdasdka Aww, I'm glad you feel that way. I've had bad pairing experiences, so it's nice to have someone which I can do romantic CR without feeling... weird. askldajsdjasdaak

Eeep. D: I hope it settles soon enough- AND TAKE SOME FOOD WITH YOU.
Amanda Jean: Indoor braidoldchantecler on September 12th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
Not even we did it well way back when. (Bet we COULD now though.)

Ivy: BFFship is way more fun to play anyway.
Ivy is my real name ➷ So I got wings, like kotex: glee [heather m.] bright ideaivellinus on September 20th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm not itching for a pairing that I didn't get. When I see a large majority of the posts in dear_mun dedicated to pairings, it pisses me off. BFF-ship is fun to play, so are parent-child relationships and so on, but mostly people want pairings.

And their posts are shallow---how can anyone be expected to pull a comment out of their ass to reply to some of those.
Ivy is my real name ➷ So I got wings, like kotex: pot「テニプリ」ryoma e. & kintaro t.ivellinus on September 20th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
No it isn't. It's like "their cocks rubbed together and they butt fucked.

I love our pairings because they seem real you know? Especially with Zephyrus and Psyche... I loved watching it build up into epic romance. :3 They're still caught in the epic romance phase.
♟ a king has his reign and then he diesshatters on September 20th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)

I ship all of our kids and their utter crazy. X) I KNOW they're epic romance...that will go into the rawr face soon. Or would have...baww. I love all of our couples also coz they're all slightly different because the chars are different, and that is just A+++ :3
Ivy is my real name ➷ So I got wings, like kotex: merlin [colin m.] merlin's beard!ivellinus on September 20th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
AND TOTALLY NOT OOC! We just fit it in well I think. We've got some good communication going, it really helps that we talk about it.


♟ a king has his reign and then he dies: Kanda ღ the name gameshatters on September 20th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
I think we manage to do pairings IC because of the communication XD WE CAN SHIP EVERYTHING... as long as we find it ICly. or something idk, i'm high on pain meds. WEEEEE~~~

...............WHAT THE WHAT
Inui: ME Garrusrevan_s on September 12th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
I might not know what show you're talking about, but that definitely applies to other fandoms. Did you have a bad experience with that recently? :[
Ivy is my real name ➷ So I got wings, like kotex: bob dylan [robert z.] guitarivellinus on September 20th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
No, it's just stuff that I see on various muse comms, I mean, I generally don't fish for pairings so I haven't had a good one since my last game... and I hate to say this, but girls are the ones who do this.. fish for pairings.
◊ WE'RE SO DISARMING DARLING ❞: BAY ❱❱ walk walk fashion babybycitylights on September 13th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
Ivy is my real name ➷ So I got wings, like kotex: pineapple express [james f. & seth r.]ivellinus on September 20th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
spend nowhere with me ♠: eleanor; our wills like guillotinesripedecay on September 13th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
Pairings and close CR cliques are two things that just turn me off of a game so fast. I RP for going somewhere with the story and if it includes romance for my pups, great. If not, that's great as well. But when people are just PAIRINGPAIRINGPAIRING...ugh.

I also much prefer letting things happen. See how it goes. But, above all, create a world and MINGLE. I haven't known many games that have really done a lot for me. Two and a half, maybe. :|

Also, take care and hope the move goes safely!
Ivy is my real name ➷ So I got wings, like kotex: spn [jensen a. & misha c.] shit!!!ivellinus on September 20th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
I feel the exact same way, Shi, and this is why ILU because you're smart, not to mention a fabulous writer.

EXACTLY! That's more realistic anyway.

Thanks! It did go safely, in fact.
spend nowhere with me ♠: vittoria; if just for one nightripedecay on September 20th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
skldjfsdjlfkjsldflkjsdlkjf IVY. ♥

And I'm glad!
we are sex robb-omb!: don't just save a life - have one! :D!lanyon on September 13th, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
I have to say, bucking the trend here, that I love pairings. RP is what got me into certain pairings and not the other way round. Hell, I discovered a fondness for slash through RP years ago. While I don't go for utterly gratuitous pairing-vulture behaviour, there's something very satisfying about a well-plotted romantic relationship.

Having said all that, there is no point having a pairing when there's no plot and no forward momentum in a game. Plot uber alles, man.

And having said all that - I hope your move goes well.
♟ a king has his reign and then he dies: Primea ღ everyone get downshatters on September 20th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Word here. WORD

Ivy is my real name ➷ So I got wings, like kotex: spn [mark s.] crowley prayer circleivellinus on September 20th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Oh no, I agree completely, but it's the pairing vulture behavior I'm talking about. I love pairings too, but if there is a good plot mixed in and some build up, I realize not every character waits for the build up, but I think you know what I mean, some muns play their muses ooc just for the sake of a pairing.

Okay, I don't know why I said that all, we're clearly on the same page <33333.
we are sex robb-omb!: ... said the actress to the bishoplanyon on September 20th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
We're totally on the same page. X) But it's nice to reinforce the same-pagedness of us all. :D

♟ a king has his reign and then he dies: Text ღ Romeo and Yuulietshatters on September 20th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
some muns play their muses ooc just for the sake of a pairing.

Jamseungigi on September 15th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
I believe the term is face-chasers.

Can be bad, can be good. :(
Ivy is my real name ➷ So I got wings, like kotex: pot「テニプリ」ryoma e. & kintaro t.ivellinus on September 20th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Blunt but too the point, I like this a lot.
Jamseungigi on September 20th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
Me too.

I don't really mind "face-chasers" or people aiming for a lover early as long as they also are open to other people with different connections and such. Or when they keep it IC. When the person starts swerving to OOC and makes that face the only thing they're looking for .... >_> Then it's ew.