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Old October 30th, 2012, 07:26 AM
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After disappearing for a long time, I have decided to get back on the RP scene. I also decided to return my first RP which ultimately died beforee it even began.. The difference is that the mechanics of the story will differ... So, hi!
You better revive it. That was supposed to be my very first roleplay before joining PTA >:(

But yeah welcome back :D
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Old November 1st, 2012, 10:13 PM
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I'm still working on the plot and some other things, but I want to ask what you guys what you think of a pokemon journey RP I'm making.. :3

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.:: I N N O C E N C E ::.
A Pokemon Journey Roleplay w/ Tales of Innocence themes
Rated T



“Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you… yet, someone survived… You can do anything you choose to do.”
–Maya Angelou
P R O L O U G E

Long ago, the Kingdom of Zaude were in a state of a war. People used powerful war beasts known as pokemon to carry out tasks of dominance, slavery, and occupation on those who defied the Zaude empire. The few of the most intelligent and powerful of these pokemon shunned the humans and pokemon who participate in the war, and kept themselves secretive in the world. These pokemon included: the pokemon of water, Suicune, the pokemon of fire, Entei, and the pokemon of lightning, Raikou. These three pokemon despised the idea of pointless battles and wanted peace for mankind, and pokemon. However, equally powerful and intelligent pokemon arose to promote the idea of courage and bravery brought from the ruthlessness of battles and war. They also believed that you should not run away from your beliefs that can only be defended by fighting. These pokemon were known as the musketeer pokemon: Terrakion, Virizion, and Cobalion. While these legendary pokemons' ideals conflicted, each were right in their own way.

One day, as the battles continued, a dark cloud started to form under the battle field, that formed a powerful radiant blue lightning, striking down the soldiers, like a god, smiting his enemies. This was followed up by a radiant red fire that burned the rotting decay of the dead bodies, as if it was cleansing the land. The legendary pokemon then watched as when the fire and lightning storms were over, a colorful rainbow appeared, as it seemed to regain life to the barren land. Grass grew, the sun rose, and the land once again became habitable. All that seemed to happen in a blink of an eye - almost like a dream.

With the war over, The Imperial Capital of Zaude kept itself in peace. Pokemon and humans grew better and better relationships with each other, and re-made Zaude into a more safe, and peaceful society. Professor Vayne, a pokemon professor who studies the legendary 6 pokemon who watched over Zaude during the war, spent years, and years of searching for records of these beats, but so far, nothing, other than a small painting of what these beats might of looked like. What happened to these pokemon after the events that transpired into peace?

That question soon led her to the ancient temples of Zaude, where it had the only record of these pokemon, painted on the walls. Soon, it dawned on her - what if these pokemon weren't pokemon at all? In fact, what if they were at one point--

However, her thought was interrupted by footsteps. It was then that she saw him. A man who beared a strange red and blue mark on his face. He stared at Vayne with emotionless eyes, but he then turned and walked away out of sight...


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THE Z A U D E EMPIRE

This Pokemon Journey RP takes place in the region of Zaude, that you can say is like a medieval England society when it comes to social behaviors, agriculture, and the Zaude empire. Their own brand of technology exists in Zaude though. There were simple buildings like you see here today, as well as proper lighting, cooking, and so on.

This region actually lasted for centuries until today, but, it was often isolated from other regions. Despite that, modernization became common in Zaude. LATIOS, a newly created company that was said to be named after a mystical pokemon, created new technology in Zaude to pretty much help improve the work-style and lifestyle of the people living in Zaude. Their most recent technological inventions included pokeballs for capturing pokemon, the pokedex that recorded pokemon, and town photon barriers that protected the people in towns from strong, vicious, wild pokemon that lived nearby (who would usually kill anyone for a proper feast, no doubt).

Despite the convenience of this new technology, some people resented this new technology, because they still held a strong liking to the old world of medieval Zaude, before LATIOS was created. From this, the people of Zaude seem to be divided nowadays. Some think that industrialization is good and will help them to get a better life, and other say that their lives are good already and that the modern ways will only bring catastrophe to Zaude.

Long ago, It is believed that Pokemon were the spirits of deceased animals that took on a physical form. However, despite them being considered 'monsters', they are actually quite friendly towards people - under great care, of course. As such, the people soon gave these monsters a new name: pokemon. Like in Modern times, the Pokemon were owned by people, to perform a number of tasks such as hunting, scavenging, fishing, cleaning, and most of all, pokemon battling.

Pokemon battles are also quite common in Zaude. There is a ranking system based on the collection of symbols. Each of these symbols are given by a sort of Battle Master, if you defeat or impress them in a pokemon battle. Many kids and teenagers have been trying to collect these symbols - some failed, some succeeded. Why do they try? It's for respect, money, and influence. If someone were to collect all of these replica medallions, they would be recognized as a well-respected and influential person.


P L O T

With the arrival of the new battle masters, newer and newer trainers were starting to get their first pokemon, starting on their first journey. With Professor Vayne's ideals of studying the ancient legendary pokemon, she invited few trainers to obtain their first ever pokemon, going on their first journey with their own LATIOS branded pokedex. Hopefully, they'll be able to record interesting pokemon along their travels.

However, the good professor is not the only one who is interested in these pokemon. Aside from curiosity, the need for power was corrupting the Zaude empire. Certain parts of the Zaude empire, secretive from the throne, went underground to plan for the sole purposes of capturing these beasts. If they succeed, they could over-throne the heir to the throne. More so, LATIOS'S goal was of course to be as wealthy and well-known as possible. By learning of these pokemon, they theorized that by creating separate groups that were secretive to the Zaude empire, they might encounter these legendary pokemon and sell them for a tidy profit.

As a trainer who was invited by Professor Vayne, you've been quite excited to get your first pokemon for a while now, and also excited to start their first pokemon adventure in Zaude. One night, it looks like you've had a dream. All that you can recall is a four-legged pokemon who.. seems to be calling out to you. It was strange - you could hear it's thoughts, its feelings... as you both look upon Zaude from a high point. Then, to your surprise, the sky turns black. Lightning and fire began, destroying homes, and terrorizing the people of Zaude. The unknown pokemon turns to you as it then says, "Beware, young Fallen..." as you wake up the next morning.

Then.. you start to feel weird. It seems as though you've been energized with powerful energy. The dream was probably nothing though, as you start your normal day. Little do you know, a special power has been awakened within you...


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YOU, THE F A L L E N

This is nothing but folklore, but supposedly, 'the fallen' are people who were legendary pokemon in their past lives. They of course have no memory of their past lives, but they are said to have a special aura inside them - and this aura allows them to have special, mystical powers that helps them communicate and train their pokemon more efficiently. That, and a lot more dangerous powers were rumored, but there are no such sightings of these fallen. Until now. Even though you do not know it yet, (except hinted at a dream), you are one of these legendary fallen who have been invited by professor Vayne to start on your own pokemon journey across Zaude. Along they way, you'll probably want to aim to collect all of the symbols in Zaude by defeating the battle masters who held them.

You can choose one of these legendary pokemon that can represent you, as a fallen:






RP Mechanics & Rules
  • This RP is Rated T, so try to lower the gore and very intimate romance. Violent themes and occasional foul language are acceptable.
  • Each time a new area (i.e. town and route) is introduced, Ill make a post stating what you can and can't do there, as well as possible optional quests you can do (like optional battle storylines).
  • As you travel to new locations, main the story will also follow, so juuust keep an eye on that.
  • When there's an area that you can catch pokemon in, I will of course, list each pokemon available for capture. If you are catching Pokémon, please end your post with the Pokeball shaking. Catching Pokémon will depend on post quality (which I decide)
  • Levels will exist, but whenever you battle it will go up. Depending on the quality of your posts, your pokemon can learn additional egg moves / move tutor moves / TMs.
  • You are allowed to carry as many pokémon on hand as you wish to. When entering official battles though, like battle master battles, you are only allowed to keep 6 pokémon on hand.
  • You are allowed to make up whatever NPCs you wish during your journey. Also, and most importantly, I encourage player-to-player interaction! There is no taboo on making short posts (but well with in the standard RP rules) to interact with players.
  • When you're in an master battle, you're free to bunny the Battle Master during your battle.
  • Speaking of battles, please make it realistic! You're pokemon are not obviously going to beat every pokemon out there, nor can it dodge every single attack. Creativity counts~!



Starter Pokemon









Sign-Up-Sheet

Name: (first and last)
Age: (13-20)
Gender: (male or female)
Appearance: (body and clothing)
Personality: (describe what you are like in general and how you act together with others. Avoid Mary-Sue personalities.)
History: (just write a small paragraph about your average life. Due to the secretive info about Zaude, you don't have to specifically type where you were born (like if you just say 'small town' in Zaude, that will be okay.) you can also type your history with pokemon, how you wanted to start your journey, and especially the 'dream' about you and the legendary pokemon you've chosen.)
Starter Pokemon:
Species: (any one of the list above)
Moves: It'll be level 10, so it can have moves up to level 10, and it can have up to two TM moves, or Egg moves.])
Pokemon Gender: (is your starter male or female?)
Representative Legendary: (Entei, Raikou, Suicune, Terrakion, Cobalion, or Virizion)
RP Sample: (give me a recent RP post of yours, to give me an idea of how you are going to write in the RP)


As I said, I'm gonna smooth everything out so it'll make more sense, (or maybe fix and cut out certain parts entirely) but.. yeah, this is it in a nutshell.

So yeah, I'm trying something new here - I wanted to provide more variety, so there can be more creativity and interest in posting, but..
Hm. Its tricky.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 12:41 PM
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SPRITES! spritessptirespritesspritestpiresptiesptirepseirpsiersp I like looking at sprites.

Anyways, as always your RP looks epic. The backstory isn't too complicated and gives a good incentive for players to travel and want to build stories out of the plot.

The thing I've been thinking about lately is levels in pokémon RPs. Lately, I've tried avoiding them. Sometimes I enjoy writing battle posts just to see the levels of my team climb. Gives me something to write towards, so to say. But most people would say that that isn't the point of forum RPing. Interaction should be the point, they would say. Focusing on interaction is easier when you don't have to squeeze in tedious or hasty battles in every chapter just to keep up with the levels of the others. Then again, there are no such rule to forum RPing here :p creating a single player-ish game for players to write through can be just as rewarding. In a different way. But it might die quicker.

I'm not sure what my real opinion on levels vs levelless is ^^ but those are the thoughts that came to me now.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 01:14 PM
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SPRITES! spritessptirespritesspritestpiresptiesptirepseirpsiersp I like looking at sprites.

Anyways, as always your RP looks epic. The backstory isn't too complicated and gives a good incentive for players to travel and want to build stories out of the plot.

The thing I've been thinking about lately is levels in pokémon RPs. Lately, I've tried avoiding them. Sometimes I enjoy writing battle posts just to see the levels of my team climb. Gives me something to write towards, so to say. But most people would say that that isn't the point of forum RPing. Interaction should be the point, they would say. Focusing on interaction is easier when you don't have to squeeze in tedious or hasty battles in every chapter just to keep up with the levels of the others. Then again, there are no such rule to forum RPing here :p creating a single player-ish game for players to write through can be just as rewarding. In a different way. But it might die quicker.

I'm not sure what my real opinion on levels vs levelless is ^^ but those are the thoughts that came to me now.
Yeah, nowadays, I see interaction is the key to a good pokemon RP~ Hence why I do encourage player-to-player interactions; even with short posts because it's easier than just typing a huuuuge RP post in one go. ;___;

Well, tbh, levels don't even matter when it comes to pokemon battling anyway so long as you're creative and have a wide moveset on your pokemon; so I want to give more chances for pokemon to learn more moves than just battling. (well, just a theory.)
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Well, tbh, levels don't even matter when it comes to pokemon battling anyway so long as you're creative and have a wide moveset on your pokemon; so I want to give more chances for pokemon to learn more moves than just battling. (well, just a theory.)
Yeah, that's usually how it ends up working, I guess :3
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Aaaaaaand I'm back!

Now that took a while... This moving had a bit of everything, fights with mutant cocroaches, fridges that had fongus wherever you looked at, spiders... Yup, quite an interesting couple of days.

Anyways, as I just said, I'm back, and right now I'll try to see what happened in both of my RPs while I was gone :3
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Old November 4th, 2012, 06:40 AM
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Funfact: RPing does wonders for writing essays. I think it actually helps too much, I'm writing my college essays and I can't seem to keep my essays under the 300 word limit :/
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Old November 4th, 2012, 06:47 AM
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Aaaaaaand I'm back!

Now that took a while... This moving had a bit of everything, fights with mutant cocroaches, fridges that had fongus wherever you looked at, spiders... Yup, quite an interesting couple of days.

Anyways, as I just said, I'm back, and right now I'll try to see what happened in both of my RPs while I was gone :3
Glad to see you back!

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Funfact: RPing does wonders for writing essays. I think it actually helps too much, I'm writing my college essays and I can't seem to keep my essays under the 300 word limit :/
From my experience, RPing does the opposite since I'd rather write lots of RP posts than do my essays on time xD
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Old November 4th, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Oh how I hate writing essays too. ;-; I'd rather write a billion RP essays than an essay on Economics. :x

Well, I posted the journey RP I've made, after tweaking the plot a bit and making a map with a town list. All it needs is the seal of approval. :3


Meanwhile, I have a topic question if you guys don't mind:

What do you usually look for in RPs?

What I mean is, do you prefer to join RPs that are original, or maybe based off your favourite series, or maybe a RP that has an interesting plot with an interesting SUS...

There's more than one answer for this. :3
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Old November 4th, 2012, 07:27 AM
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I. HATE. ESSAYS. Essays are the bane of my existence.

Ooh Doronjo made a new RP? Must. Not. JOIN.

I'm working on an RP of my own, though at this rate I won't have it finished until December. It's a crossover of Digimon and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. It's not only girls though XD Working on it, working on it, though not sure if I should post it...

What do you usually look for in RPs?

Hm, I mostly look for plot. It helps if it's a series I know or a world I'm familiar with but if it's original the plot has to be interesting or relatively cohesive with enough wiggle room for people to come up with new ideas.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Skymin will have so many RPs to go through when she comes back. I'm still working on the RP I mentioned some weeks (?) ago. I've decided it will be a spiritual sequel to Pokémon VR but being much more alike SAO than the old RP was. Still haven't posted it since I'm not sure about how much time I'll have on my hands these coming weeks :p but I doubt I'll be violently busy. So. I guess I could... post it... so tempted... Gonna have about 8 players this time. Double up from Checkmate!


What do you usually look for in RPs?

A franchise I recognize or an interesting setting or system for playing. Plot, of course, but plot forms over time as well in an RP :3 And I think I've mentioned before that I like looking at delicious posts. This doesn't mean that I won't join un-css'd RPs. It just means what it means: delicious colors/sprites/banners are delicious.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 02:43 PM
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HEY GUYS I'M BAAAAAAAAAAAACK

all assessment is officially finished so guess what i'm shuffling through as we speak? NEW RPS! YAY!!!!

AND yeah there's a few rps in my pile. oops. but don't worry!!! i'll get through all of them, if it's the last thing i do!

i miss roleplaying so much and it's so good to be able to be here without feeling guilty about school. *collapses into university coma*

ALRIGHT! LET'S GET TO IT, KIDS!
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Old November 4th, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Welcome back Maddy~ ^^

Sooo now that my RP is up, some shameless advertising is in order: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthr...39#post7397439
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Old November 4th, 2012, 05:10 PM
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This question isn't directly related to RPing, nor is it a new topic (it's just a simple question) but it does have a heavy effect on it and RP is largely the reason I ask it.

What would be a good medium for expanding my vocabulary? I notice that I use the same words over and over again, and it not only makes my posts less attractive, but it also feels somewhat repetitive to me. This is most evident in my reviews and my RPs. I've found that lately I haven't been able to find words to explain what I mean, and because I can find the words, there's really nothing that I can do to search words for the meanings.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Well a thesaurus is the first thing that comes to mind. Though sometimes they relate words like good and great.

You could pick up a second language and borrow words from that or you can pick up Latin and make your own up.

The problem I think there is with a thesaurus is that the words they say are related are to always words you want to use.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 05:19 PM
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Take Medical terminology class. Seriously. I'd also recommend looking up words in other languages.because when you look them up other versions of that word pop up, not just in Spanish and such. Also, read multiple genres of book for various age groups.

Doronjo stop tempting me with your awesome. Seriously.

Shameless plug for Nideous' and my roleplay. Here please take a look.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 05:39 PM
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I always use a Thesaurus if I decide to *spice* up my vocabulary. No worries, I face the same problem. xD I don't wanna say "she can't understand the note" while I could say "she can't decipher the note" since they're both smiliar. So, thesaurus is always good imo. :)
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Old November 4th, 2012, 06:12 PM
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I always use a Thesaurus if I decide to *spice* up my vocabulary. No worries, I face the same problem. xD I don't wanna say "she can't understand the note" while I could say "she can't decipher the note" since they're both smiliar. So, thesaurus is always good imo.
I don't know, decipher means the note is encoded or has a hidden message of sorts, whereas understood could mean that the note is in a different language or that the girl simply can not read it.

Maybe the girl can't comprehend the note. Would be much closer to understood the note.

Decipher works better with "The girl could not decipher the prisoner's messages, because he had written all of the notes in code." or "The girl can not decipher the program used to hack into her computer system." Both of these can be replaced with understood but comprehend wouldn't work well with them.

I'm not an English major or anything so maybe I'm wrong but definitions for words are not always telling you which context to use it in.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Hello and Good Evening. Or Morning, Or Afternoon, or whatever time of day exists in your location.

After a break from the quarter because of the Roleplay Olympics, I am pleased to announced the return of the Roleplay Awards. Be sure to cast your nominations before the end of the month!

Link Here

Also, as a reminder to anyone here who is new, misinformed, or out of the loop, I am still better than you.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 07:36 PM
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I don't know, decipher means the note is encoded or has a hidden message of sorts, whereas understood could mean that the note is in a different language or that the girl simply can not read it.

Maybe the girl can't comprehend the note. Would be much closer to understood the note.

Decipher works better with "The girl could not decipher the prisoner's messages, because he had written all of the notes in code." or "The girl can not decipher the program used to hack into her computer system." Both of these can be replaced with understood but comprehend wouldn't work well with them.

I'm not an English major or anything so maybe I'm wrong but definitions for words are not always telling you which context to use it in.
That is...if she's reading a note of binary coding or a note of a different language she hasn't seen before. It was just an example. I didn't need an explanation. :P

BUT YEAH use a thesaurus. It'll help you lots.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Thanks, guys. The thesaurus was actually the first thing I'd thought of, and I immediately went to a library and got one (now it's almost due back). It's been okay, but it may be that I haven't been utilizing it enough. The Medical Terminology and learning another language...I'd never really thought of. I am learning Japanese, since that has the most conventional and practical use in my life, so there's that, and Medical Terminology seems incredibly useful as well, I'll give it a shot.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 07:12 AM
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What do you usually look for in RPs?

What I mean is, do you prefer to join RPs that are original, or maybe based off your favourite series, or maybe a RP that has an interesting plot with an interesting SUS...
I love both original and series-based RPs, but it all depends on how it is presented.

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What would be a good medium for expanding my vocabulary? I notice that I use the same words over and over again, and it not only makes my posts less attractive, but it also feels somewhat repetitive to me. This is most evident in my reviews and my RPs. I've found that lately I haven't been able to find words to explain what I mean, and because I can find the words, there's really nothing that I can do to search words for the meanings.
You can just use something like thesaurus.com instead of checking out a book, but yes, a thesaurus can help quite a lot, because I know exactly how you feel.

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After a break from the quarter because of the Roleplay Olympics, I am pleased to announced the return of the Roleplay Awards. Be sure to cast your nominations before the end of the month!

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Also, as a reminder to anyone here who is new, misinformed, or out of the loop, I am still better than you.
Great to see the RPAs are back!

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Thanks, guys. The thesaurus was actually the first thing I'd thought of, and I immediately went to a library and got one (now it's almost due back). It's been okay, but it may be that I haven't been utilizing it enough. The Medical Terminology and learning another language...I'd never really thought of. I am learning Japanese, since that has the most conventional and practical use in my life, so there's that, and Medical Terminology seems incredibly useful as well, I'll give it a shot.
Japanese is a wonderfully difficult language to learn, so enjoy it!
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Old November 5th, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Hi. *waves*

So, since I went on an extended hiatus over the past year and have only just come back, I've noticed an evolution of sorts in the rps. There is a certain preoccupation with levels and levelling that I swear wasn't around before. And the capture of wild Pokemon seems to be more strictly moderated, whereas before both these things were mainly left to the discretion of the RPers.

Does anyone know if this just naturally occurred, or are there some incidences behind this?

What do you usually look for in RPs?

I like an RP with an overall plot, and an interesting backstory. Generally I prefer original storylines or merely borrowed premises as opposed to plots that follow too closely with that of another series. I prefer being in situations where I have to cooperate with fellow RPers as opposed to competing against them, even in teams or groups. Personal conflict is yummy, of course, but structured competitiveness isn't my cup of tea. (Probably because I let myself lose a lot... heh.)
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Old November 6th, 2012, 07:34 AM
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Oh wow...how long have you been gone? Welcome back!

Not sure how roleplays worked back in the past since I joined this past May, so the whole "leveling up and Pokemon catching" thing isn't as new to me. xD I'm very tempted to research the whole section for old roleplays. lol
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Old November 6th, 2012, 02:23 PM
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There are so many RPs you can find in the old part of the section that you would never see slipping through moderation these days, Meg xD They sure did seem to have fun, though. Dem one-liners.

Anyways, welcome back Sweet_Dreams. I think I've seen you RPing here before.
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