Recent Statuses

7 mos ago
The Internet: Where people with no balls can resort to trolling people anonymously so they don't get their asses kicked.
7 mos ago
A friend of mine once told me that 'it's only ego if you can't back it up'. Too many people like to confuse confidence for arrogance -- there's a big difference.
7 mos ago
Not to get all psychological, but some people are actually just 'wired' to take things people say literally. I'm like that to an extent, but I've learned that people here are usually just shitposting.
7 mos ago
Happy Anniversary, Ailyn. Six years ago, you gave me a kindred soul, and brought light into a life which for all intents and purposes had been mostly nothing but darkness.
8 mos ago
Valentine's Day's bittersweet when you've endured a long-distance relationship for over five years. Here's to celebrating the strength of a meaningful bond, instead of taking a shallow and easy path.


This is undergoing reconstruction since I'm leaving the site.
I'll put up something more final here once I've collected my data.
I imagine it could take a few months to get everything, so don't think I'm back.
There's still a possibility of 'Grim Reaper's Gambit' rebooting elsewhere.
Come back later -- or don't; it's your life.

Contact Details

Tell me who you are on the site or I possibly won't accept the request.
Yes, people who rarely or never spoke to me while I was still here are welcome.
No, those who disrespected me (and aren't sorry) while I was here or are trolls in general aren't welcome.
Also, keep in mind that not all of these are currently being used actively, so friend request replies might be delayed on some of them.

PSN: Shoryu_Magami
(I'm fairly easy to contact through here, though I'm not really gaming much due to my main project's workload.)

Skype: solitaryangel1983
(Usually running on my phone, mostly so I can talk to my fiancΓ©, so it's easy to find me. Currently have limited access to it.)

Discord: Shoryu Magami#4323
(Unlike Skype, I primarily text chat on this instead of voice chat. I'll be on this more often once I've got my new PC, since it's causing my current PC a lot of problems.)

Yahoo IM: shoryu_magami
(I'll be on this more often once I've got my new PC, unless there ends up being no use for it.)

Facebook: James Koutsoukis - Shoryu Magami
(Barely ever on this, but it exists. Mostly exists so @Ailyn Evensen can list me as her fiancΓ©.)

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Four hundred and five.

(Just passing through while I collect more data after a couple of months worth of delay. Don't think too much on it. I'm not 'back'.)
Eh, why not? I might as well respond to this, even if the time I leave this site for good is fast approaching.

If we're talking strictly play-by-post role-playing, then I started on a role-playing forum called The Light Within -- over a decade ago. It was basically a Final Fantasy forum, and was strictly an 'Advanced' role-playing site, though most of the posts (IC and OOC) from me and the others on the site aren't there anymore due to multiple reboots of the site. I eventually left, for similar reasons to why I'm leaving this place, and got invited to another Final Fantasy forum called The Final Chapter. At the same time, I started creating my own role-playing sites and a group of people migrated over to them. During this time, I took part on a few other sites devoted to various others fandoms, including Suikoden and Kingdom Hearts, but ultimately I decided to stick with my own sites after a while. I also returned to The Light Within and played a large part in one of the site's attempts at revival (when I left the first time, it sort of triggered a chain reaction leading to others doing the same, but people tried to revive it several times -- the community unfortunately had a tendency to just go MIA).

On the other hand, if we're not talking strictly play-by-post then I've been role-playing - as well as running role-plays, for that matter - pretty much for as long as I can remember, but with a 'quality over quantity' attitude, resulting in me keeping the number I'm involved in limited.

Still collecting data, since I'm not showing up on this site often.

Anyway, I honestly didn't think this thread would survive without me running it. I'll probably be running it on the site I'm creating, since it is - as I've mentioned in the past, including in the opening post of this - a staple of the forums I've been part of.
As a lot of the people who took part in this thread already know, I'll be permanently leaving this site within the next month; in fact, the only reason I'm here now at all is to collect some information I stored.

I've already taken steps to make sure that my contact details are available in my bio, so anyone who genuinely wants to keep in touch with me - like several people already have expressed the desire to - is able to use those to do it. I won't be allowing anyone who disrespected me to remain in contact with me though.

Similarly, this hang-out thread has already been replaced by the Discord channel that I spoke about creating a long while back in this thread; however, I won't be adding a link to it - or the site I'll be creating for my projects - here in the thread, both because it's advertising and also because I'm not allowing the more toxic or immature people in this community to find it. You'll have to get in touch with me through one of my contact methods if you want in on that channel.

I figured it was about time I posted this up, since I made my decision to leave official at least a couple weeks ago. To those who I don't see again, this is good bye.

Still collecting my data and giving people the opportunity to contact me off the site, so I'm still around, but not for too long.
@Primal Conundrum

I appreciate the comments, and I'm actually curious what personality type you're referring to. Does it have something to do with Leonard being adopted? I'm assuming that's who you're talking about, since I posted for him more than anyone else. My other guess regarding him would've been his accent.

Regarding the sites you mentioned, I've never heard of them, but cheers in advance for the warning. I've got no illusions about the fact that worse sites likely exist, but having names is useful. I've had a few people recommend some good sites to me over PM so far, but I haven't committed to the idea of role-playing again outside of my own sites currently.

There's a very small part of me that considered remaining here, but it's the part of me that's trying to ignore all the discomfort I have about this community. Honestly, I only stuck around for some friends (who I can communicate with elsewhere if they're real friends) and for this thread (which honestly wasn't appreciated by enough people to warrant all the work put into it when I've got better things to do, and considering those who don't take it for granted can continue it elsewhere if they want there's really no problem closing it). I'm also not the only one who's been wanting to leave this site. Frankly, the dedication level of this community - alongside how genuinely toxic and superficial people are - has shown me that I'm too devoted for the place. Staying here will only set me up for disappointment, because I'm not able to put up with all these scumbags treating people they don't even know like shit. I was reluctant to host this thread in the first place due to all of this, but I thought I'd do it for my friends anyway.

Anyway, I'll be around the site in the background for another month or so, collecting my data.

>Still collecting data, and likely will be for a month or so.

Actually, Neko contacted me over PM not too long ago (as in a day or so roughly) to ask how regularly he should update this, so I don't think this has anything to do with him currently. It's mostly an issue with there not being enough people interested yet. After all, we've had slow periods in the past. I wouldn't be surprised if a few people lose interest now that I'm gone too, but we'll see.

>Still collecting data, and likely will be for roughly another month.

Yeah, I honestly didn't make this thread expecting it to last too long, but I figured it was worth a shot. It's an entertaining way for people to pass time if there's nothing better to do, but you really do need to have a few interested people for it to remain interesting.

Anyway, back to work for me. I'll likely post in my hang-out thread to officially close up once I'm ready to leave proper.

Happy Birthday.

Checkmate, ladies and gentlemen.

The murderer, @NekoMizu, has successfully been eliminated.

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These are the reserved slots. Under normal house rules, there's four more people needed.

Since he's offered, @NekoMizu is taking my job as the host now.

I'd offer some big speech before I leave, but I think my previous one said most of what I needed to. I won't be sticking around here, but I'd be happy if any of you decided to contact me off the site. There's too many things that have bothered me about this place, and two many reasons why I feel like the dedication I've given this community is neither good for my health nor is it appreciated by people other than those who'd be willing to continue our communication elsewhere.

To those of you who I don't hear from again, best wishes.
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