Jesus Christ, 20 characters to just the GM alone?? Plus 4 to each additional player? How did you guys get through a single scene, let alone keep track of the Game of Thrones size cast you had going on? I remember my last group RP could barely function with each person only playing one character, simply because there were so many of us and we couldn't progress the story until the entire group had wrapped up their interactions. It's sort of a double-edged sword for me; as much as group rp's gave me plenty of content to build my posts off of, there was always a greater chance of getting overlooked or missing my mark if people wanted to move on before I'd crafted a good response. The deadlines were especially stressful when I wasn't feeling inspired to write on demand. I prefer the flexibility of 1x1's with partners who are willing to wait when I need time. Oh, let me tell you! On the topic of feeling intimidated by a superior partner; I legitimately deleted my first account I ever signed up for on this site, because the person who invited me turned out to be so damn incredible, just trying to talk to them OOC was leaving me at a loss for words constantly. Every useful thing I could think to say was already being said by them during our discussions, yet so much more eloquently than me -- all I could do was agree and tell them they taken the words out of my mouth over and over again. Then they hit me with the opening post of our RP and I just sat there, analyzing every detail of it, panicking over how this person was way out of my league. I ended up apologizing for wasting their time and swiftly deleted myself out of shame. :( Alright, enough with the depressing stuff from me! I'm happy to hear you like Salem; he holds a very special place in my heart. <3 It's a strange and pleasant surprise to be asked about his preferences, since I actually do have a backstory that involves a guy he's been obsessed with... it tends to lead him to favor men who look similar to his unattainable love interest. To say he has a thing for light skin, dark hair, and eyes that are either red or blue, wouldn't paint a proper picture, so I'll attach some examples below: Images Are Here (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Images Are Here (open) Images Are Here (close) When I use the word "beautiful", I meant along the lines of gorgeous, good-looking, pretty boys; not necessarily like the feminine form of beauty, but Salem does have a wide range of tastes, from the delicate ones to ruggedly handsome, though his main fixation seems to be with someone who looks self-assured and capable of handling his lifestyle.