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Welcome, all! I'm looking to do a line or two set within the Pokémon universe. All characters must be written/played as 21+ years old if they aren't already older. My fave regions are Johto, Sinnoh and Alola, but I'm game for whatever region you personally favor (and ask you be willing to use Bulbapedia). Tone-wise, noblebright and "‘Screw you!’ positivity” are my jam. I'm looking to keep the anime’s largely lighthearted/cheery feel: Copious humor and comedy, highspirited action and adventure, good battles, moments of deep reflection and quiet character growth, witty/snarky banter, our characters genuinely having fun and honestly enjoying each other's company to some degree even if they're fierce rivals (how perverse, right? :p)...that kind of stuff.

I've a shamelessly fondness for sappy/fluffy romance, and vastly prefer pairings that sincerely respect/trust each other (though still able to regularly snark and bust each other's chops), who have their arguments and differences but are still genuinely devoted, instead of dysfunctionally wangsting or cheating on/abusing one another all the time. Basically, I'm looking for the relationship to not be the source of conflict.

OOC/Important Info

❶ I’m male, for those who deem their partner’s real-life gender a potential dealbreaker. (I don’t care what your real-life gender is; you enjoying yourself and being good at what you do is far more important.)

❷ I'll chat over PMs, but I'm only looking to do RPs over E-mail.

❸ I ask the following from partners:
Please take 20+ years old (because I'm looking to write some mature content).
Please be open to OOC chunnering and shooting the breeze (as mentioned above). If we can't be sociable to some degree, I don't think we'd work out.
Please take pride in your writing. I'm certainly not perfect, but I put clear effort and detail in my posts and like to see it reciprocated. Consistently bad spelling and grammar, one-liners and painfully sloppy/lazy/error-riddled replies just kill my RP drive.
Please keep the lines of communication open. Let me know if you need to momentarily halt--or outright end--the line for whatever reason (not feeling inspired, personal/professional obligations have piled up, the thought of RPing with me any further makes you envy the blind, whatever).

❹ My writing style is 3rd-person POV in the past tense, and I generally do 1-4 paragraphs per post. One-shots, short-term, a series of connecting vignettes, and long-term lines are all doable. (Here is a Pokémon-specific writing sample, and I can provide others if needed.) OOC, I’m cool with any linguistic quirks or idiosyncrasies you've got.

❺ I do wish to involve smut to some degree, be it story-driven smut or more shameless and deserving of this disclaimer. We can discuss specific proclivities in private, but wholy smutless lines and "fading to black" ain't in the cards.

❻ I’m pretty chill when it comes to post frequency (darn these work and adult responsibilities). Posting every 1-5 days is just fine, and just let me know if it’ll be longer than a week. If more than ten days pass without any reply or note, I assume the line’s done and close up (digital) shop.

❼ I greatly enjoy spazzing with partners over RPs as well as OOC stuff, chatting on about headcanons, sharing character-reflective music and whatnot, and building some sort of rapport.

❽ I'm not interested in any of the following things...
Making Pokémon "darker and edgier". I'm fine with a Pokémon Origins-type tone sometimes, but I'll pass on making the setting super hardcore and gritty.
Enforcing the games’ “Four Moves of Doom” limit. For the sake of ease, let's just say a Pokémon can use—and learn—any of their given moves, which has plenty of room for plotty stuff too.
Dry or one-sentence "(Name of Pokémon) uses (name of attack)!" battle descriptions. I'm not demanding each move or nuance get its own paragraph, but please be willing to describe moves and battles like the anime.
The "Will They or Won't They" trope.
Aggressively miserable/abrasive “2darknedgy4u!” tryhards. Characters that equate "being a total wanghole 24/7" with "tough badass", endlessly brandish their troubled past to excuse/justify awful behavior, or are congenitally incapable of warmth and trust (or any emotions beyond anger, jaded apathy, dismissive verbal abuse or self-pitying wangst).
Grimdark and self-serious "misery porn". Lines of ceaseless Dickensian-level suck where altruism, hope and emotional attachment are actively sneered at--if not outright punished--by the setting and the writer’s narrative choices. Everyone's an amoral emotionally-stunted sociopath incapable of cracking a damn smile, every relationship invariably ends in ruthless treachery or tragedy, any display of basic kindness and decency frequently ends up being the foundation of future betrayal or atrocity, and the most gratuitously cynical or nihilistic outcome invariably happens.


A Few Possible Ideas

The typical Pokémon journey is always a classic fave, our characters just traveling and having highspirited adventures fitting the series in general. (In this case, I'd prefer an in media res approach where both our characters are already fairly seasoned and experienced, bringing up their greenhorn days if needed.) Perhaps our characters have been traveling a long time together, or have just started doing so.

Lines of a more mature/18+ feel are cool too. You know, a Gym Leader offering an alternate or additional award with the proper Badge. Two trainers making a wager on who wins a given battle. Offering to capture a very rare/powerful Pokémon for someone in exchange for certain considerations. That sort of thing.

Perhaps one of our characters are a member of Team-Whatever while the other's a trainer they're tailing for whatever reason, but they end up battling on a regular basis and ultimately falling for each other? (Think a similar version of the dynamic Ash has with the TR trio, only with some romance added to the mix.)

One--or both--of our characters are Gym Leaders, Frontier Brains, Elite Four members, Team Rocket members, Top Coordinators and the like. Maybe exploring the day-to-day deal behind being one of the greats, from training their chosen creatures to dealing with some cocky greenhorns wanting to challenge ‘em.

Our characters initially meet battling over a Pokémon. Perhaps they each have a fair case for capture, forcing a temporary team-up if the target's exceptionally clever. Or maybe they join forces to deal with a third party trying to Poké-block them?

Our characters are part of an elite academy for Pokémon trainers. Think Pokémon’s answer to Hogwarts or something like that.

Desired Characters

There are certain anime Pokégirls I'd love a partner to play as opposite one of my OCs, as well as non-Pokémon ladies I'd love to see transplanted into the Pokémon world (very much open to non-canon versions/personal headcanons). We can chat about how they'd fit, and I do have some possible ideas to toss around.




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And that's the end! So if this appeals to you, please don't post directly on this thread. (If you do, I likely won't reply.) And also, please don't send some "Wanna RP?/I'm interested" one-liner; I'm assuming that's the case since you PMed me in the first place. :P Tell me the following:
  • What from this ad specifically interests you, and any related ideas you may have
  • Any RP pet peeves/dealbreakers you have (so we don't step on each other's toes)
  • A small writing sample or a link to one (just to see if we mesh as well as it just showing your confidence; if you don't provide one, I'll likely pass)

You know, something we can use as a foundation to set something up.

But if you aren't interested, then I hope you have a lovely day and thank you for reading through this ad anyway! :)

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Dickensian-level suck


I'm stealing this as a necessary tool of literary criticism.
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Bump; particularly seeking a Dragon Ball Z/Super line at the moment.
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Another quick bump; only looking for one (or two) more lines at the moment.
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Bump; particularly seeking a Dragon Ball Z/Super or Pokemon line at the moment (though I'd also be interested in finding someone willing to play Power Girl or Lois Lane opposite an OC).
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