THE NATURAL WORLD IS OVERRATED
Starter for thesoullessautomaton

formerprestidigitator:

The magician had stumbled into the camp by complete accident, having been busy running from tallbirds. So much for gathering stone today…

It hadn’t been the first abandoned camp he’d run into, but it was certainly the most well supplied. If it weren’t for the fact that he was convinced he was alone he’d think someone else had been here recently…

The machine hefted a heavy pack full of gathered supplies as he returned to his camp. He stopped as he noticed that tallbirds were in the general area.

He carefully went around the animals, wondering what drew them near his camp. As he approached the edge, he saw what he suspected had lured the birds nearby. He frowned as he approached the human in his camp. It better have not touched any of his belongings.

" HUMAN! WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY CAMP?", he questioned the man.

((OOC)) As you know I'm working on getting an rp blog set up, but I have no real idea how one goes about inviting someone to rp with them, announcing open rps and the like. Since you seem to be an experienced rper and are someone I consider a tumblr friend, would you mind explaining the basics to me?

Of course!

So you’d like to know how to reach out to other rpers?

You can make opens for your blog, and if you’d like you can post perhaps one or two in the tag to gain some attention. ( I wouldn’t spam the tag though, as some can find that annoying).

ALSO, I would wait perhaps a few days to post in the tag, new blogs tend to not show up in the tag until a set number of days for some reason.

Some people also post opens of their own, so feel free to answer those as well!

You can also self promote yourself either through art or stories. Others love seeing what you can create, so making art is always a good idea to attract attention.

Another great way to initiate rps or get asks is ask memes. They often have pre made lines, questions, or scenarios that you can write your characters in.

Here’s a few good blogs that often post ask memes:

http://question-meme.tumblr.com/

http://fortheaskbox.tumblr.com/

http://rp-ask-box-memes.tumblr.com/

You can check them out and reblog memes that look good for you.

Finally, I would suggest to not be afraid to approach anyone in the DS fandom. The people here are great and as far as I’ve seen are quite accepting of any kind of character.

Sending simple greeting asks like: X approached X and stared at them for a moment before saying, ” Who are you?” is a great way to meet others. ( It’s not the best example, but simple asks can lead to really fun threads! )

If you have anymore questions, I’ll be happy to answer them! C:

I hope this helps you, and I hope you have a lot of fun rping here! }}

Alright robot, you know what? Being stuck between trees and having you as company the whole time was great. So great that I'm considering treating you like an actual fellow person. Congratulations on achieving consciousness by the way. I bet nobody ever thought of congratulating you on THAT before. RIGHT?

The machine squinted at the scientist, ” NO…I CAN NOT SAY I HAVE EVER BEEN CONGRATULATED ON SOMETHING I HAVE HAD EVER SINCE I WAS ASSEMBLED.”

He folded his arms, ” WHETHER OR NOT YOU CLAIM TO SEE ME AS A PERSON DOESN’T MATTER TO ME. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MY OWN PERSON AND I NEVER NEEDED VALIDATION FROM FLESHLINGS TO KNOW IT. “ 

[[18, 26, 52, 53!]]

What’s your favorite thing about rping an original character?

If I had an original character, my favorite thing to rp about them would probably be angsty scenarios. I do love a sad story :>.

What’s a ship you really like rping?

I don’t really like romantic shipping since it was soured for me a while ago. BUT I love friendshipping and I will actively try to push WX towards other characters even though he doesn’t want to.

( Also I have a few crack ships that I enjoy, mainly because theyre funny and light hearted )

What’s a trope or plot you think is overdone in roleplay?

Hmmm :Tc to be honest, I don’t think any is really over done. EXCEPT, maybe the Wilson wants to open up WX trope/plot. I’ve rped that one at least 10 times by now. There’s been a lot of Wilsons in the past!

I know that every Wilson who meets WX would be curious though, which is why I’ll always rp that if the other mun wants to.

What’s a trope or plot you’ll never get sick of roleplaying?

I’ll never get sick of the WX becoming human trope/plot.

I’ve always had a lot of fun rping that scenario. I never count it in the main canon of the blog, so I can always rp it and have it be a shock to WX.

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I already answered both numbers, so I used a randomizer to pick two others!

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What do you dislike about roleplaying fluff?

WX isn’t a very fluffy character, so whenever I do something like that it is usually OOC or a curse of some sort. The only time he’s ever caring is towards his machine friends, and they don’t usually reciprocate :Ic.

Do you like fanfiction more or less than reading rp threads between characters?

I lean a bit more towards fanfiction for reading material, mainly because fanfics usually have an idea and story they are following. Oftentimes rps are just for fun and interaction. When they have a plot though, they can be very fun to read.

5, 12, 16, 21, 38, 54, 57, 60

5 - answered!

Why do you roleplay?

WELL, I was looking for motivation to create, and I love WX, so I combined the two to create fun things! :D

16- answered!

Do you think about your threads and your character when you aren’t roleplaying? How and for how long on average?

Yes! Especially if I’m really engaged in a thread, I will think about it while I am at school. When I’m bored I like to doodle answers to asks and art challenges :>.

( If my sketches weren’t so messy, I’d post a lot more art. I usually only post completed things so that’s why I only post like, 1/4 of what I usually draw in a day )

Has a roleplayer ever changed your view on a character? If so, how? Good or bad? For better or for worse?

Ah well 6c6(. Not exactly. An rper did change my opinion on shipping. Once a very long time ago I used to ship WX ( because I was a very young rper and I wanted to explore), I had several ships with rpers, and while one was good (it ended when the other rper changed muses), the other wasn’t working out so I told the rper I just wanted the muses to be friends and they freaked out on me. It sure was an experience \oHo/. So, that’s why I don’t ship WX anymore.

What’s a trope or plot you love but you’ve never gotten to roleplay or never gotten to roleplay in completion?

:Dc The trope I’ve wanted to roleplay the most is if other characters discovered WX’s skeleton. I’ve never been able to finish a thread like that.

Usually it doesn’t go the way I want though bc the other characters often take advantage of WX’s weakness rather than sympathizing with him …6c6.

I want my robot to suffer, but not really to be kicked when down! 8’Ic

What was your first roleplay character?

WX :yc

I’ve created OCs in the past, but before WX I had never gotten into rping before.

Who’s a roleplayer (or writer) you think you have learned a lot from?

When I joined, there weren’t many rpers to look up to. I just winged it until I had a good control of my character and my prose.

I made a lot of silly mistakes along the way, but it was fun learning without any experience C:.

Nowadays I hardly have any trouble for writing for WX :Dc.

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What’s something about your character that you’d like if you had to spend time with them?

I’d love to listen to him talk :Oc. 

What’s something about your character that you wouldn’t like if you had to spend time with them?

I’d probably start getting mad at the insults after a while, not really because I believed them, but because he’d probably never stop. I have a feeling he’d insult whenever there’s a chance.

What’s your favorite AU?

THE POKEMON AU \OVO/.

There’s a dozen other AUs I also love /v\ , like the coffee shop AU and the robot AU. I love the pokemon au the most though because its such an inclusive AU. Everyone can join and have fun :>.

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What’s your favorite thing about rping a canon character?

The fact that I can make up new ideas and stories for my favorite character! :D

I love doing my best to portray WX as accurately as I can /v\ . It’s a lot of fun! }}

Mun-Directed Questions About Roleplaying!
  1. If you had to change your character’s FC for one day, who would you pick?
  2. What drew you to rping this character?
  3. What’s something you like about how you write?
  4. What’s something you dislike about how you write or wish you were better at?
  5. What’s something about your character that you’d like if you had to spend time with them?
  6. What’s something about your character that you wouldn’t like if you had to spend time with them?
  7. What’s a negative thing about your character that you enjoy writing?
  8. What;s a similarly you have with your character?
  9. What’s a difference you have with your character?
  10. What’s the hardest thing for you to write?
  11. Do you think you’ve gotten better at writing anything or any type of thing or situation since you started writing this character (or roleplaying in general)? 
  12. Why do you roleplay?
  13. Do you write fiction ever other than rping?
  14. Do you like fanfiction more or less than reading rp threads between characters?
  15. Do you like or dislike OC/Canon character interactions in principle?
  16. What’s your favorite thing about rping a canon character?
  17. What’s something you dislike about rping a canon character?
  18. What’s your favorite thing about rping an original character?
  19. What’s something you dislike about rping an original character?
  20. How much time do you spend roleplaying on average a week?
  21. Do you think about your threads and your character when you aren’t roleplaying? How and for how long on average?
  22. Do you like lots of headcanons or few?
  23. What’s your take on AUs?
  24. What’s your favorite AU?
  25. What’s your least favorite AU?
  26. What’s a ship you really like rping?
  27. What’s a ship you would never rp? For what reason? 
  28. What do you like about roleplaying angst?
  29. What do you dislike about roleplaying angst?
  30. What do you like about roleplaying fluff?
  31. What do you dislike about roleplaying fluff?
  32. What do you like about roleplaying ships/romance?
  33. What do you dislike about roleplaying ships/romance?
  34. NSFW rp — yes or no? Why?
  35. Do you ever read other people’s NSFW rp threads? (be honest!)
  36. Do you ever read rp threads you aren’t involved in? What type of thread does it usually have to be to interest you?
  37. If you do read threads you aren’t in, do you usually let the other authors know, or keep it under your hat?
  38. Has a roleplayer ever changed your view on a character? If so, how? Good or bad? For better or for worse?
  39. Do you like to title threads or not? 
  40. Do you like to plot or improv?
  41. Do you like to make open starters?
  42. Do you like to answer open starters?
  43. Do you usually prefer chat/short replies, or long/para/novella replies?
  44. What’s your favorite thing about rping a chat/short style thread?
  45. What’s your least favorite thing about rping a chat/short style thread?
  46. What’s your favorite thing about rping a long/para/novella style thread?
  47. What’s your least favorite thing about rping a long/para/novella style thread?
  48. Do you prefer gifs or icons when roleplaying? Or no FC at all?
  49. Do you roleplay with people whose characters aren’t from the same dimentional universe as yours? (For example, if your character is drawn or anime, will you RP with people who use actor face claims/play-bys?) 
  50. What’s something you like about FCs/Play-Bys?
  51. What’s something you dislike about FCs/Play-Bys?
  52. What’s a trope or plot you think is overdone in roleplay?
  53. What’s a trope or plot you’ll never get sick of roleplaying?
  54. What’s a trope or plot you love but you’ve never gotten to roleplay or never gotten to roleplay in completion? 
  55. What do you like to do as you reply to threads? Listen to music? Have TV on? Complete silence? Dark room? etc. 
  56. How did you learn about roleplaying? How did you get started roleplaying yourself? 
  57. What was your first roleplay character? 
  58. What’s your newest roleplay character?
  59. What/Who is a character you think you would like to roleplay? What’s currently stopping you from roleplaying them?
  60. Who’s a roleplayer (or writer) you think you have learned a lot from? 

(via the-write-ideas)

carleetosarto:

So, I finally finished what I had thought DST was going to turn out in regards of who lasted longer, in the end. I was wrong.

carleetosarto:

So, I finally finished what I had thought DST was going to turn out in regards of who lasted longer, in the end. I was wrong.