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Discussion in 'Player Organizers' started by D.L. Yomegami, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. D.L. Yomegami

    D.L. Yomegami Player

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    Dark Lord Yomegami's Nowhere Plans for Nothing


    About MeHowdy! I'm D.L. Yomegami (D.L. stands for "Dark Lord;" it's abbreviated because I like the business card-type look). The name came from mashing a bunch of Japanese words/Okami character names together and changing some things around for originality (the exact words were "Yomi," "Yami," and "Yumigami"). At the time I came up with it I didn't realize it could also mean "God's Wife," which...was not the intended meaning.

    Anyway, I'm a twenty-five year old biological male (though my gender's listed as "???" for a good reason; while I currently also identify as male, I've been having suspicions of being a transwoman for a while) who feels like he's ten years younger than that mentally, who hasn't accomplished a whole lot with his life yet. I'm an aspiring writer and game developer, but I have absolutely zero ability to motivate myself to really do either on my own time. At least roleplaying helps me practice for the former?

    I'm generally quite friendly and try to be nice to people, though I also can't always into English and might type something harsh without really meaning to. I'm not that great at socializing in general, since I'm absurdly shy and tend to have a lot of trouble connecting to people. In real life I don't get the chance to get out much; I still haven't managed to get a driver's licence (I do have a permit, though) and live in the middle of nowhere. So I use places like these to make up for it, or at least attempt to.

    My primary form of entertainment is video games, or lately watching other people play video games. My favorite genre is RPG, though I also enjoy platformers a lot. Though if everyone else about a game appeals to my sadly absurdly-specific tastes, I'll happily give it a shot. I also tend to prefer Nintendo and indie games.

    While I'd love to expand my range of interests in media, I'm really bad about going out of my comfort zone. It's especially bad with anime; as much as I'd like to get into that, I can't do so without feeling extremely uncomfortable and worrying I'll embarrass myself. Maybe I'm too sensitive?

    If I get into anything, it tends to be for the characters and story. Yes, including video games, unless it's something like Mario; that's why I tend to prefer RPGs. In general I'm fond of darkness and nightmare fuel, particularly of the surreal or cosmic horror varieties (though I can't stand super realistic gore or sexual horror; I'd rather avoid jump scares too). That being said, while I also want to see the characters struggle, I really don't like stories where they drop like flies or just generally get their hopes crushed; I'd just prefer they have to work extra hard to get their happy ending.

    I also greatly prefer fully fleshed out female characters. In fact, I'd prefer if the female in question was the lead character of the work. I can't stand female characters whose only point is to prop up a male lead or even worse have no character outside of being a male's love interest. Sadly, I feel like this part, more than anything, is my biggest problem in finding new stories to enjoy.

    I also quite like to ramble, because I've been doing it and haven't even gotten to the reason to how I found this site and why I decided to join. Basically, the site I was roleplaying at before this really wasn't the best place to do so; while the community's nice enough for the most part, new RPs tend to die really quickly, and the RPs that were surviving weren't up to my taste. It was fortunate that another roleplaying buddy of mine linked me to this place; I took a look, decided it was worth giving it a shot, and here I am.

    The grand majority of the characters I play are female, with the few who aren't usually being nonhuman. I enjoy playing magical girl types the most (which is a problem given my aforementioned anime aversion, considering most of the really good examples are found there), though I've been trying to branch out a little. I also generally prefer playing OCs over canons, not because I don't enjoy playing canons (I wouldn't be here if I didn't), but because it's so much easier for me to create a new character than it is to find a canon I'd really enjoy playing.

    Should I say anything else?...no, I think that's good for now.

    Roleplay Preferences
    What kind of plots/threads do you prefer?

    If it works for the characters involved and personally catches my interest, I'm up for just about anything.

    My preference, however, is slice-of-life relationship building. I greatly enjoy writing out growing friendships between my characters and others. So this means I'm usually up for a meet-and-greet, provided there's a chance it'll go somewhere interesting.

    "Growing friendships" also includes romance, which is something I also enjoy writing a lot provided it's a pairing I can get behind.

    I'm also up for a good adventure or three that go somewhere exciting. That's my favorite kind of story to read/watch/play/etc., so I'll happily write one out if it's one that appeals to me.

    What kind of plots/threads would you like to avoid?

    Basically, if a plotline amounts to "What horrible things are going to happen to these lovable characters this time?," I'm going to want to avoid it. I can do dark and depressing, but I don't want to write solely that. Give me some lightheartedness in between the dark times, and give the good guys a real shot at winning.

    I'll also generally want to avoid M-rated plotlines. I'm greatly squicked out by sexual content beyond a fade-to-black, though thankfully the site rules prohibit such a thing. I'm also not super big on gore, although I can handle written gore better than I would anything sexual.

    Finally, in general if it doesn't look like a thread's going anywhere interesting or if the characters clearly aren't clicking, then I'm going to lose interest pretty quickly.

    How do you prefer to handle combat and injuries?

    Unfortunately, I'm very prone to getting into "My kung-fu is stronger than yours!" wars, which is why I usually avoid combat. To try and keep myself from getting into this sort of thing, I'd prefer to plan out combat scenes before actually writing them depending on logic and whatnot, so that when I'm actually writing the combat I don't have to worry about the end result.

    As someone who usually enjoys seeing the villain beat the everloving -arg- out of the heroes, I'm down for getting my characters seriously injured, perhaps even killed. However, I don't want this happening without my consent.

    How do you prefer to handle relationship development (friends, enemies, romance, etc.)?

    As previously mentioned I love relationship development. However, I don't want to force it at all, because it doesn't feel satisfying that way. Let the characters decide if they really click one way or the other; they'll know better than their writers anyway.

    Preferences on potentially triggering topics in roleplay?

    As previously mentioned, I don't like sex at all. Beyond that, there's nothing that really bothers me; as long as there's some kind of happy ending available, I'm up for it.

    What are your post length preferences?

    I'm not picky. I usually aim for the longer side myself, although it really depends on my partner's posts. Just give me enough to work with and we'll be all right.

    How often do you like to reply to threads?

    It depends on my muse. If I'm really feeling it that day, I can reply several times within a day; if not, then it might take me a week or more to get to a reply. Generally speaking I aim for a post between once a day to once a week.

    I do have a lot of issues, though, and sometimes I'll be too worried about or too focused on one thing or the other to focus much on writing. Do poke me if I'm going too slow for your liking; I can't say there'll always be a good reason for it, but I'll at least have some kind of explanation ready.

    How long are you willing to wait for a reply?

    Once again, it depends on my muse. If I'm feeling super inspired yet stuck waiting for a week or more between replies I'm going to get impatient. On the other hand, if my muse isn't feeling so hot I'll be more lenient and will be more willing to wait for longer.

    If you're the sort who only posts once a month or less, I'll probably not want to play with you. My apologies, but my patience has limits.

    Would you like to rapid-fire threads?

    No. My mind just doesn't work that fast; I'll usually need a couple of hours at least to formulate a reply, and usually considerably more than that. Plus, my motivation's likely to give out if I have to post every couple seconds.

    How do you feel about group threads?

    The more, the merrier! The exception is if there's a specific relationship/plotline I feel would be better for a one-on-one, but beyond that I'm always up for group threads.

    How do you feel about godmoding/powerplaying?

    NO. DON'T DO IT. Unless you feel it makes sense, in which case ask me first.

    How do you feel about post-splicing? (i.e. Someone replying to each piece of dialogue in your post separately)

    I don't have a strong feeling about this one way or the other. It certainly feels more natural if it's not done, but if that's what feels better for my partner than I'm not going to complain.

    Spontaneous or Pre-planned plots?

    I generally work better with pre-planned plots. My mind prefers to take its sweet time to come up with things and think them through. That being said, sometimes my muse can handle spontaneous plots.

    Anything else?

    I have no preferences about communication. Generally the best way to get my attention is via PM, though I hang around the Discord so you can reach me there as well. I have a Skype too, and I'm happy enough to give it out to anyone I might want to talk to on a regular basis.

    As a general note, I'm really shy and not so good with social situations. Sometimes I'll mangle words and come off as a bigger jerk than intended. If for whatever reason you're finding me difficult to talk to or just finding me generally annoying, please tell me. I really don't like making people mad at me.

    Check out my characters below!

     
    #1 D.L. Yomegami, Nov 14, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  2. D.L. Yomegami

    D.L. Yomegami Player

    Posts:
    8
    Gender:
    ???
    Occupation:
    Slacker
    Location:
    ...
    Race:
    Living Failure

    Oh Dear; There's Nobody Here


    It turned out that I had absolutely no muse for the first character I tried playing, so I opted to drop them. Unfortunately, I should probably reiterate: it's really freaking difficult for me to find canon characters I like enough and feel confident enough to try playing. So I didn't exactly have a good replacement ready.

    Which, in turn...means I don't have any characters at the moment. Maybe that'll change soon?

     
    #2 D.L. Yomegami, Nov 14, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
  3. D.L. Yomegami

    D.L. Yomegami Player

    Posts:
    8
    Gender:
    ???
    Occupation:
    Slacker
    Location:
    ...
    Race:
    Living Failure

    Oh Dear; There's Nobody Here


    I highly doubt I'm going to have enough characters to warrant this space, but better safe than sorry I suppose.

     
    #3 D.L. Yomegami, Nov 14, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
  4. D.L. Yomegami

    D.L. Yomegami Player

    Posts:
    8
    Gender:
    ???
    Occupation:
    Slacker
    Location:
    ...
    Race:
    Living Failure

    Oh Dear; There's Nobody Here


    I highly doubt I'm going to have enough characters to warrant this space, but better safe than sorry I suppose.

     
    #4 D.L. Yomegami, Nov 14, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017