Hey guys: here's the skinny. I totally ghosted a few months ago, not even going to front about it. It was shitty of me and I'm sorry. If we had a roleplay going, hit me up if you're still interested. If we didn't and you're interested now, I'm going to be cautiously optimistic about my odds of sticking around. My life is normal now, no major changes coming up, and I have a regular schedule that works for my online life. I'mma be real with y'all, I don't know anything about BB Code. ABOUT ME My name is Pheebs, short for Phoebe, but you can call me whatever you want. Starbucks spells my name Fibi, so if you can come up with something more creative, I'll be very impressed. I'm 24 and I live in California. I recently made a major career shift and I'm now training horses and working with an equine veterinarian in the hopes of applying to veterinary school in another year or so. The last couple of years, I've been working for Cirque du Soleil, touring, and working on cruise ships. When it comes to roleplaying, I should be upfront about saying that I'm a old veteran and some of my knowledge is outdated (see above re: touring). I roleplayed from the ages of 13 to about 19 or 20 on websites ranging from Neopets to Invisionfree boards to weird random sites in the corners of the dark Internet. I LOVE to write. That's why I started roleplaying, and that's why I'm back. I'm not familiar with some of the new trends I've been noticing - using play-bys, making forms to describe my characters, etc. - so I'm going to have to take a page out of your grandpa's book and say I'd prefer the old-fashioned way. I have no limits when it comes to sex, violence, or language. Gore is not my favorite thing, but I'm a grown-up, and if it's integral to the story, I can deal. I generally avoid plots that are simply Person A x Person B because I don't like to just set up our characters to fall in love and leave it at that (some exceptions apply). I like plots that create worlds, or involve intricate plot details. With regards to posting frequency: There are days where I am totally free and might post as frequently as every hour or so. THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN ALL THE TIME. My frequency can range from several times a day to once or twice a week. I have a real life that's more important to me. I hope you do too. I have a soft spot for horses. Can't lie about it. If you want to integrate horses, I'll be the happiest little bee. EDIT: I am cool with any plot becoming libertine (with other adults). Check out my libertine thread for more info. ABOUT YOU First off, I will ask for a sample. No offense; I've been really impressed by the quality of writing around here, but it's important we both know we're compatible so that we can get the most out of our experience. I'm happy to provide one as well, or you can check out my posts around the site. I consider myself an advanced writer. You should feel equally confident about your writing. My responses typically aren't shorter than 5 solid paragraphs unless there's nothing to work with, in which case we won't last very long anyway. Please use proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar, and try to do more than just make your posts functional and technically correct. I like posts that are substantial, posts that contain actual effort with regards to prose and art. I don't want to write about how character A gets to point B. I want to write a real story with someone else. I will reciprocate all of the above, I promise. I'm not going to fight with you about details. If you want to spend a half an hour educating me on British war tactics during the Crusades, we're probably going to be done. I research thoroughly and make sure I understand what I'm writing about, but ultimately, this is about creating our own personal narratives, and I'm okay with sacrificing minute historical accuracy for the sake of getting our characters to meet (or whatever). I hope you can get over that stuff too. THOUGHTS ON CHARACTERS I don't tend to use play-bys. I don't get them when I read books, so I don't understand why a roleplay would be any different. I find that play-bys tend to be models and actors, who are beautiful perfect people with no physical flaws, which to me is not reflective of most characters. That said, if you ask me for one, I will spend hours trying to decide on exactly the right person, and I will give you an image and their name in case you want more pictures. I will not use illustrations. I will not use anime. I prefer that you don't either, especially if an "accurate image" of your character is what you're going for when you use them. Into some kinky shit? Let me know. I recently learned that cannibalism squicks me out, a fact of which I was not previously aware. I don't have limits in terms of sex and gore, but apparently cannibalism is where my laissez-faire attitude ends. Finally, I play both male and female (and all combinations of both), but for the love of all that is holy, please be a big kid and learn to be flexible. Men and women aren't so different that you can write an incredible female character, but only shitty men. I have a big problem with self-insertion and people who think that in a world with fairies and elves, only white people are plausible as characters. SOME THOUGHTS ON CANONS/OCs I love fandoms but don't typically do original characters (with the exception of post-canon worlds; I could be persuaded to do children of canons, etc.). I find that more often than not they are mere inserts of their writer - and I'm not exempting myself from that tendency. I like doing fandoms, but I'm not an obsessive kind of person. I don't remember every single detail of Season 4, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones. I just don't. I'll be open about my level of involvement with a particular fandom, but I'm not interested in parsing out every detail of which color coat my character wore on page 362 of the second book. I want to have fun because I like the world and enjoy the characters we've picked. ABOUT THE GENRES I'm willing to do almost any genre provided my partner is as committed to quality of writing as I am. Below are a few of my favorites. What's listed is what I remember, NOT all I'll do. I don't have any prewritten intros and only a couple of plots - I'd LOVE to hear yours and create new ones! Without further ado.... FANDOMS Harry Potter (Marauders Era/Hogwarts Trio Era/Post BoH) Hunger Games Game of Thrones (Not to be basic, but I'm mad craving a Jon S. x Sansa S. ever since last night...) iZombie Tamora Pierce (I've read everything except the Bloodhound series) Men in Black Disney (maybe...I hate the princesses but a good plot could fix it.) Anita Blake Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Shadowhunters True Blood Chaos Walking trilogy Please suggest more! My memory is terrible. OTHERS Modern Western (I have a sort-of plot) Old Western FBI Agents Post-Apocalyptic Circus (modern or historical - can be combined with fantasy) Pirates (If you've read LA Meyer's Bloody Jack series, we'll have a good time) Dystopian Rebels (I've got a tiny baby plot for this) Horror/Mystery/Thriller Deep South Voodoo (supernatural beings - I have a sort-of plot) Mythology (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Indian, Native American) Fairy Tales (the classics) Ancient Gods (Greek, Roman, Celtic, Indian, Egyptian) Medieval Fantasy (I have another plot I'd like to expand on) One Thousand and One Nights (Scheherazade x Sultan) Supernatural Beings (werewolves, witches, vampires, etc.) SOME FINAL THOUGHTS ABOUT ME I swear I'm not an asshole, though it may seem that way sometimes. Unfortunately, I've been doing this a really long time, and have long found that unless I am crystal-clear about my intentions and desires, I (and potential partners) end up very frustrated. I want to enjoy my roleplays; the more I like them, the better I am at writing you a detailed, interesting post that furthers the plot. I hope you can understand that. Please know that I'm not judging anyone; I understand the differences in styles and skill level that are inherent to roleplaying. I just want to make sure we're compatible before we end up in a situation where we've bored ourselves to death, or gotten angry at one another.