This might be a bit of a simple discussion, but I think it is one that is important. I've been RPing for about seven years now, and I can almost guarantee I'll be RPing when I'm 18. I have ambitions to be a writer eventually, hopefully for a script within a team or just as a freelancer. Lately, however, I've always wondered why exactly I'm still RPing. Granted, yes, it is practice for developing characters on my own as well as entire worlds, but it isn't necessary exactly. I could easily accomplish this by reading a book or, in fact, just writing stories that appear on my mind. So, I guess what I'm really asking is this...why do you RP? And not only that, but what keeps you RPing?