POLL ROLEPLAY Where Do You Write Your Posts?

Where do you write?

  • I don't write at all, anymore

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Dusk

YOU CAN'T GO BACK
Original poster
ROLEPLAY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Looking for partners
  2. Not accepting invites at this time
Posting Speed
  1. One post per day
  2. Multiple posts per week
  3. 1-3 posts per week
  4. One post per week
  5. Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
I am not, you will never know when or where I am.
Writing Levels
  1. Elementary
  2. Intermediate
  3. Adept
  4. Advanced
  5. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Nonbinary
  4. No Preferences
Genres
All of them, almost.
Whenever I write a post I write it in a text document before copying it over to Iwaku. I have lost too many posts to not do this. Even if I hadn’t, however, I usually don’t finish my posts in one sitting so it’s not practical for me to write them in the text box. So where do you write your posts?
 

Manna Beast

Your lips, my ass; they should meet.
ROLEPLAY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. Speed of Light
  2. Multiple posts per day
  3. 1-3 posts per day
  4. One post per day
  5. Multiple posts per week
  6. 1-3 posts per week
  7. One post per week
  8. Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
All day, every day
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
-Fantasy with means of magic and sword based feelings, i do prefer a bit of romance in stories
-Modern with again a fantasy feel
-Cut in anything with a bit of Romance and I can give it a try.
I always have word open while I am writing. usually half screen so I can read the post and write at the same time. Though I am decently very quick at replying too, so I rarely ever not write my post in one sitting.
 
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PaulaVonMalotki

starting to plan Rp for 2023
Invitation Status
  1. Look for groups
  2. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
I usually check in at least once a day, mostly in the early morning (GMT+1)
Writing Levels
  1. Beginner
  2. Elementary
  3. Intermediate
  4. Adept
  5. Advanced
  6. Prestige
  7. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Female
  2. Futanari
Genres
High and Low/medieval fantasy (eRP)
Always write on Libre... because I don't answer the RP in one go, but rather in phases.. write a part.. think of the next.. write a part and then copy and paste the new post in the on-site text box

Also.. the English dictionary on Libre is much better (since I added a few words myself from my OALD wich where interesting enough not incuded in the program :3 ) .. the browser insists on using AE instead of BE, and I don't like that
 

Sorrelfur

Edgeduke
INTERN MODERATOR
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per day
  2. 1-3 posts per day
  3. One post per day
  4. 1-3 posts per week
Writing Levels
  1. Give-No-Fucks
  2. Elementary
  3. Intermediate
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Romance, Yaoi, Modern, Slice of Life, Omegaverse, etc
I use the site text box, seeing as I'm on mobile it's just the easiest for me. Plus I've rarely lost posts. I've noticed on the bottom once the word count updates that usually means it's saved all of what I typed. I'll type away wait for it to update and then if for some reason I need to do something else it's waiting for me when I come back. I rarely don't finish posts once I start, I don't let myself do that because I'll likely forget or lose my muse if I do. I have to finish it in the moment
 

firejay1

The Phoenix
SITE SUPPORT
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Look for groups
  2. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per day
  2. 1-3 posts per day
  3. One post per day
  4. 1-3 posts per week
  5. One post per week
  6. Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
My times are pretty erratic, but I try to avoid being on EST 11pm-9am.
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
Genres
Fantasy, Modern, Historical Romance.
I'll never switch from the on-site text box. I've lost posts once or twice, but I will admit generally speaking, once I can shove my brain along to get through a paragraph, I can usually shove my brain along to get through the rest of it in the same sitting, so usually what I lose is like, a sentence that's been sitting there stalled for a month. I feel like if I tried writing my RP posts in a word doc, I'd slip into CS, present, or solo project mode, and that simply doesn't work for me for writing RP posts. I keep having to scroll back up to see what they just wrote (bc I don't want to miss anything but my brain holds memories as well as hands hold water), and after all this time, it just feels off to put them in a word doc, when word docs are meant to last for me. Like I put all my worldbuilding stuff in that kind of thing, yaknow? I don't want pages and pages of posts some for RPs that never got anywhere floating around in word docs all over my fun writing folder.

If I know I'm going to need time or won't have internet connection to send posts or am writing for a discord RP and run into the word limit, I will put them in a little notepad, though. I don't know why it gives me an extra feeling of security, when notepads only started autosaving on shutdowns like... in the last year, but it does, lol, and I've actually never lost a post that way (I've lost OTHER things that way, but not posts). Notepads aren't really meant for permanent status, so I just transfer the post over as soon as it's ready and delete it, haha.
 

Diana

CHRISTMAS OWLMOM
ADMINISTRATOR
MYTHICAL MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. 1-3 posts per week
  2. Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
10AM - 10PM Daily
Writing Levels
  1. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Female
I use a program called EditPad which is just a slightly more jazzed up version of Notepad. 8D At one point I had a computer that had this UNPROMPTED RANDOM RESTART problem for no goddamned reason, so I got into the habit of writing everything in Editpad with Autosave turned on so I wouldn't lose anything. Back then the forums didn't have autosave themselves. I also like the Editpad cause I can have tabs, cause I usually have multiple drafts of things I am working on (though rarely multiple rp posts at the same time).

Sometimes I do still use the forum's text box if I have to do a lot of extra formatting OR if I am typing a post at the speed of light. I still try not to do that though unless it's just a fast and short post, cause despite trusting the stability of the server YOU NEVER KNOW 😂
 

PavellumPendulum

touch me, midas, make me part of your design
COMMUNITY LEAD
COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. One post per day
  2. Multiple posts per week
  3. 1-3 posts per week
  4. One post per week
  5. Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
  3. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
Genres
Romance, modern, high fantasy, comedy, post-apocalyptic.
I always write directly on Iwaku, but if I have to stop midway for something, I usually copy paste it into my notes app or a GoogleDoc. I've had too many times where I thought I saved my progress and came back later to see that it was gone LOL
 

Suspended on Rainbow Wings

Stardust Troubadour
Invitation Status
  1. Look for groups
Posting Speed
  1. One post per day
Writing Levels
  1. Give-No-Fucks
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
I use Doc. Usually because it edits any spelling mistakes I have made for me. Additionally, I am bad at comma placements and the tab usually gets me that too.
 

Nemopedia

Chaotic Lawful
SECURITY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Not accepting invites at this time
Posting Speed
  1. One post per week
  2. Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
  1. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
Google Doc. Because it is important for me to be able to write everywhere I can and on the go. I also don't like tempting fate too much and risk losing all of my files that I only stored up in one place, or the internet crapped out and now the post is lost.
 

Astoria

Gloriana
SECURITY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. One post per day
  2. 1-3 posts per week
  3. One post per week
  4. Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
I'm online most evenings on a regular basis. If you message me, I'll probably see your PM within a day tops, or you can find me on Discord under Click This#5640 --Just message me if you're from Iwaku so there aren't any misunderstandings!
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
  3. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
I'm a massive fan of any genre that puts my characters in a fish out of the water scenario. This can be time travel, isekai, or even an epic journey type of story. If it's in an anime style, you've got my full and undivided attention.

I'm generally game with most fantasy genres, although my preference is skewed towards high fantasy and historical fantasy. Also, steampunk. Depending on the type of roleplay, modern and sci-fi roleplays are good with me as well. In terms of settings for historical roleplays, I love seeing stories set in the Roman republic or empire, the age of sail, the Victorian era, WWI, WWII, the Cold War, and the early information era, although I might tend to play fast and loose with some historical accuracy in favor of plots and characters.

Naturally though, if the plot's awesome enough, the genre probably won't matter too much!
I write almost everything in Word, so I can save it then and there before posting. My RP records before 2014 went up in smoke because RPG went offline and I wrote everything in text boxes without saving them elsewhere. Was a big reason why I came to Iwaku, actually!
 

Lisianthus

KitKat
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. One post per week
  2. Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
It honestly depends. I have quite a busy schedule. I shall try my best to be around whenever and wherever I can though.
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Female
Genres
I would like to dabble on all genres but my favourites are definitely Historical, Medieval, fantasy and Magical.
Considering that I take a long time to reply to others، I would use Google Notes / Doc. It's a habit I've picked up since I did not start roleplaying on here/discord. I used to roleplay on a social chat app that will erase everything you've written when you click away. A tendency I have, I admit. I also like to go back, think, edit the post multiple times. The text box, here or anywhere else, seems too small for me. My ideas cannot flow properly. I also try not to use the text box here because I have a bad habit of clicking "cancel" and I will lose all my progress. 💀 It's a pain, so I use google notes / docs. It also helps that I do like to keep track and save all of my roleplay.
 

wren.

elegance is more important than suffering
SITE SUPPORT
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per week
  2. One post per week
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
  3. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Slice-of-Life, Gothic, Horror, Fantasy
I use the site text box 99% of the time. I lose my posts here and there, but I never learn.
 
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Luvah Cake
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. Speed of Light
  2. Multiple posts per day
  3. 1-3 posts per day
  4. One post per day
  5. 1-3 posts per week
  6. One post per week
Online Availability
Anytime after 5pm, my time, most days.
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Futanari
  3. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Medieval, Fantasy, Mechs, Magical Girls, Romance, Action, Fandoms, basically anything fantastic.
On site text box unless I absolutely need to paste it somewhere else, like to check wordcount or something. Group collabs usually end up in a google doc, however.

I also basically never double-check my work, just belt it right off the brain and hit send. I just make sure there's no red squiggles. Sometimes I reread my posts after writing them to make sure I'm not losing touch, and I find super minor stuff like a letter not being capitalized or something.

Generally in my writing I feel I do abuse commas, ellipses, and "quote marks" around words though, lol. Lately I have tried to be a little better about it, but I'll probably always abuse commas.
 

Constellations

❝Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.❞
SITE SUPPORT
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Look for groups
  2. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
Varies.
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Primarily Prefer Male
  4. Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Modern
Fantasy
Historical
Medieval
Fandoms
Crime Drama
Slice of Life
Romance
Angst
On Iwaku, I use the on-site text box because of the autosave feature that it possesses, which is a really neat tool. I also use Gdocs, too because of the same feature. It just matters how much I want to write at the time, honestly.
 

MiharuAya

Memento Mori
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. 1-3 posts per week
  2. One post per week
Online Availability
My timezone is PST
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Futanari
Genres
Homosexual, Romance, Fantasy, Scifi, Magic, Vampire, Werewolf, Supernatural, Angels/Demons, Superhero, Zombies
I use to write on the program that came with my computer. But after forgetting to save and losing my work a few dozen times I finally made the move to Google Doc's. Life has been much less stressful since then😅