Hi all! Welcome in; thanks for clickin' on my humble interest check!
First: About Me!
I'm a freshman at an undisclosed university. That means that not only am I barelyyy sane by this point in the semester, but I also stay pretty busy with my life off the internet. Does that keep me from making an interest check on a site that will likely have me hooked instantly? Of course not.
However, it does mean that I'm looking for something a little more laid back. I am still searching for one or two partners at an advanced or high-casual level that want to chill out, write, chat OOC, and don't mind slow replies (probably once a week or so, at the fastest. But hey, I may surprise myself with some secret posting speed, should I be especially inspired).
Speaking of inspiration, here's what I'm on the hunt for:
Historical fiction; you either love it, or you hate it. I personally love it. I'm looking to use inspiration from real-life past events, historical accuracy (with a touch of artistic license), and exciting, interesting characters to bring some stories to life. I like romance in my stories too, and also get excited when people are willing to take on multiple characters.
I am ok with mature content, just let me know what your rules are on that beforehand! I won't do anything too outlandish, but for the most part I'm all good. Don't hesitate to tell me if you want to stay fully clear of something that might come up in a particular plot, please! I tend to write pretty graphically, so if you have any particular triggers (again, that might become relevant to a story if I'm not told beforehand) you gotta let me know! I will do the same if something starts to bother me.
Below, I'm going to list some settings that I would really like to use as jumping-off points. As a reminder, once again, I'm really only looking for partners that can write some pretty hefty posts at a laid-back rate. Additionally, I'm looking for romance, intrigue, and some excitement from my partner (a.k.a willingness to chat about our plot OOC).
To hit one last note before I list my ideas, I strive for realism in my stories. To me, this means that if used, reference photos will be realistic, if not a real photo. It also means that in order for us to really enjoy ourselves, a fair degree of historical accuracy must be employed. That doesn't mean you need extensive knowledge right off the bat-- part of the fun is learning! Be willing to do some research on stuff you don't know about yet (gosh, if you couldn't tell I was a nerd already, research sounds fun to me)!
Part 2: The Ideas!
I'd love to brainstorm some ideas for this! I've always found greek plays and epics very interesting, perhaps our story could begin at the start of a great journey led by a hopeful hero-- or the end of a journey, featuring a now less-bright-eyed hero getting back into their everyday life. Honestly, I wouldn't be opposed to throwing in a bit of fantasy in this one. Oracles, priestesses, demigods or titans? Those all sound cool to me!
Knights, castles, kings, queens, intrigue, secret royal affairs, revolutions and the life of peasants! What can't you write about in the middle ages? I'd love to chat and narrow down an idea for what interests us both the most about this time period. And sorry, probably no fantasy here (we can, however, build our own mythology and lore for the world, which would become the legends the people of that world tell).
With the rise of the romantic poets as the working class suffered, this era is ripe for writing about! I'd be interested in brainstorming some about inter-class drama, or same-class drama wherein the state of the working class' lives are a topic of discussion. The idea of workers leaving their jobs, perhaps to travel to a better life, is also very interesting!
The surprisingly dark world of Hollywood in the 20's, the Mob, Prohibition, swing dancing, moonshining and the short and long-term aftermath of WWI make for pretty exciting grounds for a story if you ask me! Let's brainstorm about how to narrow down everything that defined this exciting decade into what interests us the most.
Definitely way up there on the list of wars I wouldn't want to live during, but also way up there on the list of periods that are fun to write about! We could easily write about the front lines, the home front, or a mix of both containing soldiers and civilians from all walks of life! Exploring life back at home, without pre-designated involvement in the military, is super interesting for any war setting.
For this period, see the WWI tab above, because I was thinking of sort of the same thing plot-wise, but with a stronger emphasis on homeland propaganda and less of an emphasis on class divisions within the military and at home. Probably American-based for this one, as opposed to a European-based setting for WWI (America missed most of that one).
At Last: The Goodbye!
That's all I'll list for now! If there's something your craving that you think I'd like, PM me (I likely won't be responding on this thread, so PM me to chat about anything in this thread). I'd also potentially be down for a small PM group, so if that sounds like something you'd be interested in, let me know!
As one, final side note- I'm a super visual person. I'm not that good of an artist, but I may draw some stuff from our writings. I also enjoy making playlists and sending songs that inspire me and remind me of our story, so if that sounds like something you'd like, hit me up!
Until we meet again!