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    Default What Are Your Weaknesses When it Comes to RPs?

    Exactly what it says in the title.

    For me, it's definitely opening posts. It's difficult for me to know what my character should be doing unless it's given by the GM. I always manage to screw things up in these kinds of posts. After that, I'm able to go with whatever happens next.

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    ^ that is one for me as well.

    Another for me is how many times I forget to post in an RP, or lose interest in it.

    I would have to say my biggest weakness, however, is either playing boy characters (I suck at it) or making my characters have some sort off... bad quality. I always try to make sure they have some flaws, that way they aren't Mary-Sue's.

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    My main flaw is that while some of my characters are legitimately good, the others are flat. That's why I probably won't use Eliot much anymore.
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    My biggest flaws are resisting the temptation to make short posts during action scenes and dialog. Also I have trouble at times making sure my characters don't have Sueish tendencies.
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    Putting more emotion in my characters; they tend toward being generic characters, but I'm learning. Also, in my own RPs, I'm still trying to find a good balance between plot and fun. I've got a fairly long plot outline for both of my RPs; I'm just hoping I can keep the balance between developing the plot and railroading the players.

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    Opening posts, and the tendancy to write long posts. I'm such a sucker for description and such but, before I know it, I have to edit most of it out because the post got waaay longer than everyone else's.
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    I'unno about opening posts, 'cause I usually manage to stuff it enough to look nice. I've got two things I can think of at the moment.

    -I continually fear that my main character (Jordan Summers) is a Mary-Sue because he is based ebtirely on me and, if in future context, has story relevant to my interests. It's mainly 'cause I don't really think too creatively much, and don't really like developing original characters, especially as I don't ever feel they're believable. Though I try to avoid the Mary-Sue mentality by giving Jordan my faults and such, but I feel as though I rely on my low self esteem more than I actually try to fault the character.

    -Writing signups. I've got some moral code against simply copy-pasting information such as personality, history or description. Even though it seems similar because, as I said, I pretty much reuse the same character, I try to make it somewhat different. However I'm in a sort of mental conflict, as I'm not fond of writing signups either, not to mention I usually find it hard enough to post with all the IRL shit that happens and all. I even considered opting out of a signup for my own RP when I tried it, though I dealt with it for fear of looking like a prick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Six Four View Post
    It's mainly 'cause I don't really think too creatively much, and don't really like developing original characters, especially as I don't ever feel they're believable.

    I liked Jesse, or at least what I saw of him.
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    I can't seem to make good opening posts. I'm really good after that,though.
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    Sadly, mine is my tendency to want to make subtle jabs at the other RP'ers in my posts when I don't like a plot-device they employed or the logic they're following. I don't say anything outright, but if you look closely, every once in a while you'll see what I'm talking about.

    I try not to now that I realize I'm doing it, but self-control is a tricky one.

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    Its a little tough trying to catch up to everything. Mostly in Flame's RPs (I am not offending him) its only 'cause in his RPs there's wicked lots of stuff I miss because of school and band stuff and he's a little harsh towards randomness and such

    So its trying not to be random/off topic, and catching up to everyting

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    I tend to lean towards action/description rather than emotion.

    And depending on the pace of the RP, I find it very tempting to make short posts.
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    hmm.. for me, opening a post, catching up when there has been huge updates, and putting more content into my posts
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    Default Re: What Are Your Weaknesses When it Comes to RPs?

    1. Using my character over and over and over again. He is kind of Mary-Sue'ish but not that much. I definatly need to write a sign up for another character.

    2. Some RPs tend to flow faster then others. This being said, when RL holds you back at points, the river isn't going to stop flowing or change speed. Catching up has always been a big one for me.

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    Using the same name over and over for sure. I also tend to make my posts a bit short and ignore the personality I wrote on my sign ups.

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