Hello, I'm thisolddarkmachine, but all of you can simply call me Tim. I've always been a person with an avid imagination. Constantly in my day to day life, I love dreaming of adventures, extraordinary places and wonderful characters who had amazing stories to tell. That's the very reason why I came into roleplaying in the first place. I wanted great stories with great characters that became more than they were when we were first introduced to them. Growing up, I always used to imagine myself slaying dragons, uncovering a huge secret within the government as a spy and even being a superhero. Even to this day, I still daydream from time to time, but now, I have an outlet where my imaginations can be formed into words and in turn these words form a great tale that I'll be remembering for years to come. I've been roleplaying for several years now, and I had first started on chatango when I was much younger. I took indefinite hiatuses here and there, but I always found myself coming back to roleplaying in many different forms. Even in real life, I started asking friends to join me for some tabletop roleplaying with games like Numenera, Pathfinder, Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy, and Shadowrun. I began reading books, trying to improve my grammar and vocabulary so I could be at a decent place in roleplaying. I would say I'm about at the intermetdiate adept and advanced levels and usually don't stray from that since I'm not up for the pressure that the more advanced levels bring. I could probably pass for for higher, but my posts wouldn't be as frequent as I would like. I like there to be a consistent and steady pace, and I feel that that the intermediate, adapt and advanced levels fill those needs. This is a pastime for me that I would like to enjoy without having to bang my head on the wall trying to think on what to post is generally what I'm trying to tell you. Though, if I'm really into it (this usually happens in fantasy roleplays) I could post multiple paragraphs with hundreds upon hundreds of words, but it's also a product if I enjoy the person who I'm roleplaying with not just as a roleplay partner but as a friend and as a person. For advanced roleplayers, it really depends on the story, the characters and whatnot for me to consistently post at that length of multiple paragraphs of 350-500 words. Okay, for what I like. Well, my personal way of roleplaying is focused heavily on what's going on inside the head of my character. I want you to know him inside and out. By the end of the roleplay, I want both of us to know the character so well that we could probably come up with answers for any question that anyone could ask about him. That being said, I also focus heavily on dialogue. I like having my characters going on tangents about the world about them and speak about abstract ideas, philosophical subjects and generally about morals. It's my style to simply go on talking about this and that, and the more trivial and minor things to truly get a feel for both the character I'm playing and the character he's talking to. A very important aspect to me is theme. I try to create a great atmosphere through dialogue and the way the person thinks. I like there to be a certain feel for the roleplay that's sort of like watching a specific movie, or reading a certain type of book. I think the best example of this are the movies The Garden of Words and 5 Cm per second where they're so atmospheric and thematic with how they're presented, and the emotion of loss and lovers drifting part is so open throughout the films. Sorry, I'm not terribly adept at explaining this sort of thing, so I guess I'll past a link for you guys to sort of understand what I'm going on about. Here is the trailer for the Garden of Words. In the movie itself, the rain is used in a way to bring an atmosphere and a theme to the story. Plus, they also use phrases from literature to help create it. You should watch the movie! I highly recommend it and it gives you an idea of the stuff I enjoy. Here's a small site for some of my characters if you'd like to take a look. They're all thematic in some way or form. They should give you an idea of what kind of roleplayer I am. If you don't have the time to go through all five, go through Kouhei since he is my favorite character by far and Harry second even if he is the most simplistic one of them all. http://thisolddarkmachine.weebly.com/ Okay, sorry, I know this is a bit long, but the last thing I wanted to note is that I'm a romantic at heart. I love romance, but it never has to have the central theme of the roleplay. I enjoy political intrigue, war, action, mystery and all that fun jazz, but there always has to be some romance in it. I just enjoy having it that way. Well, I'll stop here and go on further about myself and what I love in roleplaying if any of you have questions or comments. Be sure to message me if you're interested in some roleplaying! - Thisolddarkmachine 100 points to the person who knows what song my username is referenced to! Edited: I added some more stuff I wanted to say.