Official Hot Take Appreciator™
do not doubt my power
I'm Mako, everyone's favourite buffoon man. I'm somewhere in my 20s and also somewhere in the UK. My interests are pretty varied: comics (the Big Two plus IDW's Transformers and 2000AD's Judge Dredd strips), fantasy and science fiction books, horror movies and so forth. I dunno, it's always hard to list this stuff. Tbh so long as it's not super-realistic drama I'll probably be into it, and even then I have exceptions.
Anyway, I used to be a lifelong call centre worker until I started freelance work - and THEN became a trade union organiser. It's not great, money-wise, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I do a lot of Politics and traditional tabletop gaming when not at work, though not usually at the same time, and I also do things like this so I guess I try to keep myself busy.
I really like curries, cakes, sweet things generally and small friendly animals, and I really don't get on with raw tomato or scrambled egg. I also write stuff that isn't RP, I've been published on small e-mags and stuff once or twice, and I'm working on the Big Story that may or may not get published but that I really want to tell regardless.
I'm sure we'll be great friends!
What kind of plots/threads do you prefer?
Adventure is my jam, assorted friends. I prefer to play out definite scenarios rather than nebulous "fluffy" threads, but that's not to say that I don't like fluff or building up character relationships. I just prefer that kind of thing to take place around the structure of a solid scenario!
I like a good mixture of one-off threads and longer plotted stuff, depending on what the other person/people are up for. For some characters, one-off meetups and stupid shit is the order of the day, whereas my other characters work best with planned-out plots and a long term goal to aim towards. Either way, I'm pretty free and easy when it comes to that sort of thing. I also really like non-canon interactions, they're my favourite thing! It's way more interesting to me to have characters who've no real link end up bonding and potentially becoming part of each other's story in Pandora, and I find it more challenging and therefore inventive to do.
Of course, it goes without saying that I'm also very down with canon interactions too. Who isn't?
How do you prefer to handle combat and injuries?
Love 'em. The way I write combat depends heavily on the character I'm writing for. Sunnier characters don't suit gore or ultraviolence as much as grittier ones do, so I won't write them with that as the main focus. I can pretty happily write on both sides of the scale; I'm completely fine with realistic injury occurring from battles, and I'm also okay with relatively extreme violence. I prefer to agree on whatever we want to happen beforehand, though - it helps figure out if my character/s are going to be out of action for a while, and it also gives me an idea of what to expect in the thread itself!
What are your post length preferences?
I dunno, I try to write as much as necessary - my usual standard is about 3-5 paragraphs, nothing usually much longer than that. I want to give the other player something to reply to, after all, and if I'm honest I sometimes just get lost in the moment.
How often do you like to reply to threads?
As often as I can, but I'll be honest and say that this can be somewhat variable. I've never been the fastest poster, but if the inspiration's there I can sometimes hit 3 posts in a day for a thread I'm REALLY into. Please feel free to message me if you think it's taking too long!
How long are you willing to wait for a reply?
As long as it takes, baby - it's what I get at the end which is important!
How do you feel about group threads?
They're good fun! They can be a little disorganised and sometimes they lose steam quickly and never get finished, but even those ones are a laugh while they're going.
How do you feel about godmoding/powerplaying?
Unless it's little things like taking food off a character's plate without asking or something like that, I prefer to have stuff roughly agreed beforehand. Mainly this applies to combat, though, so don't worry too much!
How do you feel about post-splicing? (i.e. Someone replying to each piece of dialogue in your post separately)
Couldn't care less. Do what's good for you.
Spontaneous or Pre-planned plots?
I like a bit of both! I prefer to plan stuff if it's going to drastically affect my character/s in some way, but I'm also a really big fan of the surprise twist so I'm perfectly happy for players to do that with me. I also like it when one-offs lead to proper plots without either party thinking it will, that kind of natural plotting is a big plus with me.
I'm on the Discord server, and even if I'm bad at replying to people there I'll still get back to you if you message me.
I'm also always up for plots, so hit me up!
Honestly it completely depends on the context of what is going on in a thread/plot. I'm not really big on violence/2edgy stuff for its own sake, it has to actually serve a purpose, and I prefer sexual stuff to be kept to implication. Other than that, I guess I'd have to see what kind of plot was on offer.
Check out my characters below!