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    Are there any literate RPers in the house?

    Post  Guest on Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:56 am

    Hello everyone. My name's Verdana. You may know me, you may not. Hi there! If my spelling is different to yours, it's not because I am a delinquent, but it's because I'm a South African and we conform to British spelling conventions rather than American ones.

    To get to the point, I am interested in starting a literate Rune Dragon roleplay. I enjoy literate RP, and I know that I'm not the only one in the community. However, before I do so, I was curious as to how many literate roleplayers we have around, just to see how many takers we might have for this idea.

    So, what is literate roleplay? Just in case you are unsure where you fall, or suspect that you are borderline:

    Literate roleplayers are, of course, expected to be literate. This means appropriate capitalisation, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure and other grammatical rules.
    "hi my name is bob" is most definitely out.
    "your very pretty" is also out (unless followed by an exciting common noun, of course).

    Literate roleplayers are also expected to be able to create posts over about two hundred words minimum, easily. This does not mean that you can force out two hundred words or so to sound smart. This must come naturally, no matter the situation ('Writer's block'? What is this 'writer's block'?) and without undue effort or mental pain.

    Literate roleplayers write with appropriate paragraphing and dialogue. They are able to use figures of speech, and they have a distinct personal style, and structure to their posts. A literate roleplayer's writing should be engaging without being cluttered, and their characters should have some sort of depth and insight.

    This is my personal definition of a literate roleplayer, but this varies. If you believe that you are literate, please, post right here! I'm sure that you're not going to get yelled at or criticised. I'm simply curious about the number of members here who see themselves in this category.

    Please, don't be shy or modest. If you feel that you're literate, come and chat! I'd love to get to know and roleplay with you, and I'm sure I'm not alone.

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    Re: Are there any literate RPers in the house?

    Post  Guest on Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:02 pm

    Why hello there Verdana ^^
    I definitely like to think of myself as a literate roleplayer. I've been writing for....well, pretty much for as long as I've been able to. That being said I do think that, like any skill left to rust a little, I've gotten slightly worse -grammatically- over this last year. I believe it was mainly due to having an English teacher who didn't challenge me but...I digress. Anyways, I still do count myself in this category, and if the subject I'm writing about interests me, thousand plus word posts aren't uncommon.

    I find it amusing and interesting that we both have the same view on writers block, I've always seen it as more of....endurance training, writing even when you don't feel like doing so.

    Anyways, I seem to be wandering overmuch with this post, but basically I want to say that I would love to be a part of a literate roleplay if you deemed me worthy of it <3

    Cheers!
    ~Ashwyn

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    Re: Are there any literate RPers in the house?

    Post  Guest on Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:55 pm

    Verdana,

    Hey! It's Loki. I'd been interested in joining your literate roleplay. If you need a sample of my writing, I can always go dig up some of my old posts on CS. I bet I can keep up with 200-word posts pretty easily - it would be my real life that hobbled me, if anything did. Let me know what you think! Smile

    Cheers,
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    Re: Are there any literate RPers in the house?

    Post  Benathorn on Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:09 am

    Including you and me Verdana, four people is a good amount to start with a literate RP. I think you should definitely make it, I will help in any way that I can. ^^


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    Re: Are there any literate RPers in the house?

    Post  Guest on Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:37 am

    Brilliant! This is an excellent response. I'll set up the roleplay, and if you guys are interested, please fill out forms!

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    Re: Are there any literate RPers in the house?

    Post  Guest on Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:02 am

    Hello Verdana and friends!
    Hopefully you recognize me from ChickenSmoothie under the same name!
    I too consider myself a literate role-player, if needed I will be glad to give more information about myself. I realize you already have four role-players; would a fifth be alright? I'm anxious to use my ancient summer rune but I've saved him until now; I'd love the chance to finally get to develop his personality and story with other literate role-players such as yourself.

    ~Nellas

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    Re: Are there any literate RPers in the house?

    Post  Guest on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:17 pm

    Hi Nellas. Lovely to see you. I certainly don't mind, and look forward to roleplaying with you.

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    Re: Are there any literate RPers in the house?

    Post  Guest on Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:26 am

    Great! Thanks a ton, can't wait to finish my form up!

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    Re: Are there any literate RPers in the house?

    Post  Guest on Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:05 pm

    Is it too late to join? Also, this would be my first RP. I do write, however, so I consider myself literate (with the help of spell check Very Happy) If I can still join, I'll start working on my form as soon as possible!
    -Sarill

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    Re: Are there any literate RPers in the house?

    Post  Guest on Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:28 pm

    Hi there. At the moment, I think that we've reached our limit for members in this roleplay. I'm terribly sorry. But I may open up more positions later!

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    Re: Are there any literate RPers in the house?

    Post  Guest on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:50 pm

    Ok, well if you do open up more positions, I would gladely join! I just have touble finding roleplays that have decent spelling, an interesting plot and aren't already 50 pages long -_-' Oh well, I'll find one eventualy Smile

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