I have tried to RP lots of times,but I can't unless it's texting. Any tips for a starter? — Anonymous
What exactly is the problem? You can’t formulate the answer? Or the starter? If you can elaborate, I can focus more on the problem, but here are some tips anyway:
Well, first you have to think of a situation you’d like to see them in. Something you’d like to see happen. Sometimes people make a whole story, a whole plot, and they kind of guide the other through it. It’s nice, not at all predictable, and you can grant many surprised to the other player. And sometimes they just make the starter and let it happen by itself, which can lead to an early end or an awesome RP. I like the first option more, but it’s up to each one.
Then you have to decide whether you’ll be Sherlock or John (or any other character). The starter will be in the point of view of your character, and shouldn’t mention actions of the other person’s character. Let them choose what their character will do or think of the situation you gave.
Try not to make a too short starter. I think the point of a non “sms-texting” rp is to add complexity and emotions, so do it. Also add all the trigger warnings you may present.
Try to end your starter in a situation that the other person can interact with. A question, or a scene, or an action that the other character will have to respond to. That helps the other person and makes it better to play.
And, my last tip, make it interesting. Not just a regular day in Baker Street and they are just talking and that’s it. Make something happen.
Also remember: It’s not always your fault that you can’t keep a RP. It’s hard to get a partner that responds to your “standards”. Someone that likes the same kind of RP as you. It takes a lot of time.
If you want some starters, though, look for something here. There are more than 150 of them for you to look at : )
Hope I’ve helped!
I think the last ask was asking about, like, SMS texting rps but I could be and often am wrong. The way I approach it i s looking at it like I do improv comedy. The whole 'yes and' rule does wonders. It's basically the same thing, telling stories on the fly with another person. Who would have thought playing Dating Game and Superheros would help me role play illicit love affairs between two of English literature's most famous characters? — pewpcorn
I don’t know, the anon didn’t come back =ç But well, thank you for the tip!
I don’t really like SMS texting RP, because they usually don’t go very long and I like the contact more. And people tend to disconnect when you go from SMS to text. And most of the SMS RP can become just text. But when I do play this kind of RP, I tend to make it a bit more like a comic thing, just to have fun and laugh a little : )
I like this “tips for RPlaying” thing xD
I've been roleplaying for quite some time but I've never figured out how to respond to texting roleplays. (Where they start in a text) I know it sounds weird but they confused me so i'd always skip them. Is there anyway you could possibly explain them if its not to much trouble? Thanks! — Anonymous
Like when it’s not a message?
Well, in your way, really : ) It’s like writing a fanfic with someone else. Always give just the point of view of your character, try not to take the point of view of the other person (like if you’re Sherlock, don’t say John is doing something, let the person decide what John will do).
Let me give you an example:
You: (vamplock/teenlock)The war against vampires had lasted for centuries. Both sides had lost precious men in the battle, until the main vampire family signed a deal with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. So, in England, vampires and humans were facing peace for once in centuries. And now, vampire kids and human kids were being taught together to create a new generation of tolerance. Which was hard for John (17) who was trained by his family to fight in the war and kill vampires since he was 5. When he was 16, the war was over. But not his hate for the Holmes family, responsible for killing his mother. And now he was in the same class as the youngest of them, Sherlock Holmes. Not painful enough, he was weirdly attracted for him. It was probably just a trick of the vampires, since John was straight.
And like if it wasn’t enough having those bastards wandering around at night, they could stay under the sunlight for hours, with sunglasses and umbrellas. So John was training rugby, distracted, when someone tossed him the ball and he didn’t catch it. It flew away and hit a guy with an umbrella. And of course it had to be the younger Holmes.
Stranger: Sherlock looked at the ball and then the rugby team, glaring at the lot of them. He piked up the ball, just daring one of them to come and take it from him. He span the umbrella in between his hands as he looked at who was out there today. He noted one of them…John. He remembered the boy’s reaction when his father had killed his mother. It was just one of those things, but that look on John’s face was one thing he just couldn’t delete.
You: John clenched his fists. /Don’t start a brawl/ he murmured to himself. The others stared at Sherlock, scared, but not John. No. He put his hands on his pockets and slowly walked to the boy, stopping a few meters away. “Give the ball back, Holmes.”
This prompt is mine, so it’s free to use, by the way.
Is that clear enough? If not, just ask again! =)
Hey I just found this blog today (and I love it, super awesome) so maybe you already had this thought and I missed it. But what if, to help with the whole 'giving credit' issue, that people on omgle using a prompt from here added the tag 'johnlock prompts' in the likes section. Then if we see that the person we got connected with has that tag/like, we know we don't have to worry about linking them back here. Just an idea, ignore me if this is a stupid suggestion or if its already been covered. — pewpcorn
No, I hadn’t thought of that : ) But the tag only appears if you have that tag in common with the other person. It would work, but not to everyone, just to people who already know the blog and use the tag as well. But I like the idea! People could try to find someone who’s using a prompt they’ve seen here, but want to be the one who answers the starter. It’s a great idea, thank you! I’ll start adding the suggestion to the prompts that are submitted.
To the anon that sent a prompt with unknown source
I’d rather not post without knowing exactly who’s the owner and if the owner allows it to be posted, sorry, anon!
But you can develop the idea and make an actual starter and send it!
Sorry I had to leave for work but I'll send you the entire typed thing about omegalock when it's done! — Anonymous
You can submit it all and if you want to remain anon I’ll post it without your url : )
Omegalock isn't like that at all!! Do you mind if I typed something up and sent it to you so others could see? — Anonymous
YES PLEASE DO sorry if I said so much bullshit. Go ahead and please type as much as you want.
omega!lock ask. the beta is sort of like the neutral card of the alpha and omega thing. the beta is the one who usually has the jobs where they have to deal with people because they don't go into heats and alphas don't go mad at the smell of them, so they can talk to a lot of people. also, there can be female omegas, and the males are usually a lot rarer than the females (natural selection and all that) — Anonymous
Here you go! Nice anon answered :D
Could you please explain me what Omegalock means? I can't find the answer anywhere. — theonewithgifs
Alright. I’ll try, but like I said, I don’t really understand it. If I’m saying some bullshit, please someone correct me.
Basically it’s based on “omegaverse”, which is the existence of humans as a species that have some animal-like characteristics, specially for breeding. There are people who are alpha, omegas and betas. If I’m not wrong, alphas are usually the dominant male, the one that gets a very strong heat when they smell an omega, which is a male (I’ve only seen males) that have uterus and therefore can get pregnant. They get in heat and attract omegas. Also they have self lubricant assholes. I think the deal with it is that when an omega goes in heat, the alpha cannot control themselves, they turn into some sex crazy beast. And they can fuck for hours and hours and hours nonstop. And there’s this thing about knotting that dogs do and they have it too (when dogs start breeding there’s this knotting thing I don’t know how to explain)
And I have no idea what the beta is, sorry.
Sort of like this??? Please someone correct me
John shouldn’t have been shocked as much as he was to learn that Sherlock had never had what some would call as a ‘normal’ childhood.It wasn’t necessarily that Sherlock couldn’t have had one, he just simply chose not to.Apparently because he “wouldn’t partake in something as ridiculous as an idiotic imaginative game with the company of equally irritating children” and “wouldn’t do me any good by wasting brain cells on the uselessness of such childish make-believe fantasy’s”.John however doubted this, considering the passed on information of one Mycroft Holmes that Sherlock had initially wanted to be a pirate when he was to grow older.For some odd reason, John was determined to get Sherlock to experience the things he might not have had a chance to when he was a child.Thus how the consulting detective found himself practically forced to go to a local baseball game by the hands of an ex-army doctor.The taller man next to him slouched in one of the plastic blue seats in the bleachers, evidently sulking with arms crossed against his chest.
"Oh, lighten up, Sherlock." John said with a mixture of glee and annoyance in his tone, while he rolled his eyes at his flatmate.John couldn’t help but pull a small smile while Sherlock had looked like a defeated five year old.His flatmate scowled, eyes narrowed at the athletes on the glossy green field below.Just then a booming voice had come off the side of third base, a man holding a microphone close to his face.Most of the teammates retreated off the field, while some had remained throwing the ball back and forth between each other.
"What’s happening? What’s going on?" Sherlock asked, shifting up in his seat as if a serial killer was among them in the crowd.
"Half-time." John has said absently, and stretched his neck to the side then repeating while stretching the opposite direction."You could at least pretend to have a good time you know?" Sherlock rolled his eyes in response."That was the whole point of this-"
"John." Sherlock’s tone formed into a more curious sounding noise.
"-I mean, I know it usually isn’t the sort of thing that you’d be spending your time doing right now-"
"-but at least try and make an effort-"
"For fuck’s sake, what?" John raised both eyebrows expecting some sort of argument, instead all he got was a tilted head facing toward’s the field.John followed his gaze, and immediately flushed as he looked upon one of the screen’s that magnified both John and Sherlock, pixels that formed a heart around the two, and now he could hear the whooping of some of the members of the crowd.A fucking kiss cam, really?
"What’s that supposed to mean?" Sherlock asked, turning back to John with an honest look of confusion on his face.