Hope you're not lactose intolerant, my friend, because we're about to layeth the cheeseth down. Truth is, I think we could all use a little comfort right now in the midst of all the craziness and uncertainty going on in the world. I'm not one to shy away from a good, old-fashioned, feel-good roleplay, are you? So, I've got a few ideas brewed up that are gooier than a warm Kraft single.
PLEASE DON'T ASSUME THAT MEANS THESE WILL BE POOR QUALITY.
In fact, I'd like to think of myself as a mostly-advanced writer, no matter the topic. I've been RPing for over 10 years, on and off, and I'm grateful to have had great partners and equally-great stories to work with throughout that time! I'm not looking for stories that are automatic happy endings from the start. A story isn't a story without some drama, twists and turns, and a plot that keeps both of us interested. All I'm saying is, I'm looking for something a bit lighter in nature to keep my mind occupied (and yours, too!) So, let's work on building a world and a story that feels like a warm bite of mashed potatoes - with lumps.
I suppose it's important to cover a few ground rules first, eh?
Rules/Preferences/Just Be Cool, Alright?
1. First things first, I'm a grown-ass man (though I don't always act like it). I'd prefer my partners to be at least 21. First, it's less creepy. Second, we can talk OOC about the good old days of Dunkaroos and Gak. Also, my preference is to play male characters, at least as mains. For secondary or NPC characters, I'm happy to double up and do whatever. Trust me, you don't want me to play a female main. Nor do I want to. I have a hard enough time understanding women on a daily basis (just ask my ex-girlfriend...hey-o!), I don't need to attempt to tap into their heads here.
2. Please. Be. Literate. I'm not a grammar nazi and I get that a lot of people do this on their phones and autocorrect can be the devil. But, if you're on a roleplaying site that's specifically dedicated to, y'know...writing, I think you should be a little bit committed to having said writing make sense. I'm not going to fault anyone for little errors because I make them, too, but let's all get it together, people. Post length is important, too. Let's be real, folks, size does matter. ...Ahem.
We're not going to move any kind of story along by throwing one-liners out there. Let's get into some detail, let's actually build whatever world or scene we're working on. I realize some posts will be longer than others and that doesn't mean you need to write a bunch of fluff for the sake of a higher word count. But, if this is a story, make it a dadgum story, alright?
Additionally, I'll throw it out on this 'rule' that I absolutely cannot, will not, RP in 1st person. If you do, more power to you, because it weirds me out. Third only, please and thanks.
3. We all have lives. I live in one of the only states that's still apparently on lockdown, but eventually I'll see my friends and family again (right?). Anyway, I get it. I work and have a life, too. With that being said, my job allows me to be online quite a bit and I use RPing as a nice little break throughout the day. Also, I'm on EST. If you have a different schedule, that's cool. I'm not picky about how quickly you reply, but if you're going to do like...a once a month thing, could you let a brother know? Also, don't ghost. It's rude. Unless it's this kind of ghost;
(or unless you're '90s Demi Moore and want to call me...)
4. Feel free to talk to me! I really enjoy plotting with my partners and general OOC chat. This is our story, so let's create it together. I'm happy to RP over PMs or over Discord. Let me know your preference and we'll make it happen.
Plots, plots, plots, plots, plots, plots....
These plots are just prompts. Please don't take them as an accurate depiction of my writing style. They're more like little brain dumps to get the main idea across - but we can alter them or add to them together. More will be added regularly, so feel free to check back if none tickle your fancy, or if you want to write together but you're not interested in any of these, hit me with one of your own!
Do you like PUPPIES?
Do you like CUTE KIDS?
Then have we got an RP for you...
Anyway, this idea would revolve around a kindergarten teacher and a veterinarian. She's sweet, kind-hearted, giving, a hopeless romantic, maybe even a little naive.
He's rough around the edges, sarcastic to a fault, prefers animals to people, and has an affection for cheap whiskey.
So, what happens when she shows up to his practice just as he's closing up for the night, with a sick class hampster? Well, he'll probably be pissed, that's what. But...that's where our story begins. And then she has the nerve to ask him to come show some animals to her class? Geez.
It's a classic 'opposites attract' story with a bit of a twist. This will be a slow-burn sort of romance. She's going to have to break through his hard shell, and he'll have to break through her...soft shell? Okay, not a great way of putting it. Basically, she's going to need to make him soften up a bit and he's going to have to bring her out of her 'safe' little world.
There are plenty of real-world plot twists this could take. Maybe she's already dating someone (or engaged?). Maybe he's a bit of a playboy. Maybe he wants to travel around the world to dangerous places helping animals. Let's do it.
Not gonna lie, I saw a similar plot to this a few months ago in another forum and I thought it sounded like a Hallmark movie and threw up in my mouth a little bit. So, I'm making a few tweaks. Still plenty of cheese, if that's what you're into, with a few twists.
The premise is that a successful young woman's car breaks down near a Christmas tree farm. Maybe she's just gone through a bad break-up or has been recently divorced. Her life is her career. In any case, she ain't got time for no Christmas! Will she change her tune once she realizes her car won't be fixed for a few weeks and she's 'put to work' on the farm with a man she couldn't have less in common with?
The main premise here falls on a female politician (Senator? President? Maybe even the ruler of a made-up country?) and the man assigned to provide her personal security. She comes across as this powerful presence (out of necessity) and desperately wants to be taken seriously since she gets a lot of flack for being *GASP* a woman. So, she can come across to the public as a bit of a...
But, that isn't necessarily the real her. Maybe she's an avid cookie baker who likes 80s classic rock and golden retrievers. In any case, she's a softy, but can't let the world see that. Will she let him see?