I used to be the guy running all the really gritty, dark, high-concept games. Things with lots of nuance and complex ideas. But now I'm nearing my 17th year of online roleplaying, and I find myself drifting in another direction. All of the ideas that sound fun now are anime-esque bullshit, fandom RP, vampires and werewolves, school RP, chat roleplay, and all the other crap that I did when I was NEW to roleplaying. And it feels exciting again, in a way I haven't gotten excited about RP since long before I took a hiatus (I was off of Iwaku for nearly a year until recently). Is this just a natural cycle? Am I just too old/busy for investing in something complicated? What do YOU guys like to play? How did you get started, and how long have you been playing? Have you hit YOUR second RP childhood yet?