- If you’ve lost muse for our thread, THAT’S OKAY
- If you like talking to me but not writing with me, THAT’S OKAY
- If you never want to RP with me again, THAT’S OKAY
- If our muses work in one verse but not another, THAT’S OKAY
- WE ARE STILL FRIENDS
- WE ALWAYS WILL BE
I remember the first time I dared to step into the role of canon character. It is nerve wracking endeavor, or at least it was in my experience. The more popular and prominent the muse, the harder it was. Not only was there the pressure of maintaining an accurate portrayal of what could potentially be tens of thousands of people’s favorite character, there are other people playing that same role. What is meant to be a fun, creative experience can often become a volatile competition between people who actually just want to achieve the same thing — have fun writing a character they enjoy.
This happens in virtually every fandom. I know the sting of putting a great deal of effort into a role, and then seeing another writer of my muse get mentioned as ‘the best’ on my dash in a roleplay confessions post. I also know how it feels when it’s something as simple as not ending up on someone’s follow forever. You sometimes wonder if it’s something you’re missing, something you’re doing wrong that just doesn’t click with your partners and readers.
There’s a way to beat that, though. A way to not feel like you’re constantly under scrutiny, or in the midst of some cutthroat competition.
Embrace your individuality. Embrace the fact that no one is capable of writing these characters ‘perfectly’ but the original writers themselves. Explore and expand on the parts of your muse that you love, the ones you feel strongest for, and let that appreciation shine through. No one can portray a muse perfectly, but we can be perfect in our own portrayal. There is only one you. If you understand your strengths as a writer and storyteller, and mesh those with your muse, you cannot go wrong. If people feel like you’re ‘wrong’ or ‘inadequate’ forget about them. In the end, we’re just fans who love these characters and want to bring them to life. We want to see them in situations we haven’t before, and together as a community that’s what we do.
If there’s a roleplayer on your dash who feels uncertain, who is having second thoughts about their muse, support that person! We hear about all the hate that gets spread around, but we can combat that by spreading love and appreciation as well.
Chin up, my roleplaying comrades, you’re in the same boat as the rest of us. It’s about time we started rowing in the same direction.
Who says you need to order carry out for fried rice?
- 1/2 Cup brown whole grain rice
- Onion, Diced
- Carrots, Diced
- 1 Egg
- Olive Oil
- Soy Sauce
- Steam Rice for 45 min, add a little bit of vinegar with the water to make sticky
- Dice veggies, throw into pan with oil
- Throw on rice and cake down
- Cook for 4-5 min on medium-high heat
- Flip/Mix Rice
- Cook for another 4-5 min
- Move the rice over for the scrambled egg, dice and mix as the egg cooks
- Throw on soy sauce, let simmer for ~30-45 seconds
- Eat :3
LET ME TELL YOU A THING IM THE BEST AT FRIED RICE! IM THE MOTHERFUCKING KING OF FRIED RICE!
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