Recent Statuses

3 yrs ago
The Internet: Where people with no balls can resort to trolling people anonymously so they don't get their asses kicked.
3 yrs 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.
3 yrs 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.
3 yrs 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.
3 yrs 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.


"Let us partake in a gathering -- the entertainment is a game of life and death..."
Lucifer Van Bonaparte

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This bio will get reconstructed once I've left the site for good. I'll be collecting my data in the background for now, and sorting some loose ends. I'll be on and off to do it, so don't think I'm back if you see me around. Once I've dealt with everything, I'll log out properly and remove my 'ghost' status, and that'll be the last this site sees of me. This community is in serious need of growing up, and I'm not the least bit surprised that role-plays die here so frequently.

The 'Grim Reaper's Gambit' role-play is likely to reboot elsewhere eventually. The role-play will have some modifications, so contact me if you're curious since the original project won't accurately explain everything. There's no determined date for it to happen yet, since I've got other priorities and I'm not investing a lot of time in it until enough of the people interested have free time to properly commit (lack of dedication on the part of some players practically destroyed the previous version; it's very apparent it would've died even if I hadn't decided to leave). There's a group that're quite interested, but most of them are busy.

Anyway, come back later for an update later -- or don't; it's your life.

Contact Details

Tell me who you are or I possibly won't accept the request, since I assume most requests are bots.
Yes, people who I rarely/never spoke to - or who never met me - while I was still here are welcome.
No, those who disrespected me (and aren't sorry) while I was here or are trolls/immature 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.

Playstation Network (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.)

Discord: Shoryu Magami#4323
(Unlike Skype, I primarily text chat on this instead of voice chat. It's currently one of the easiest ways to find me. It causes my PC a lot of problems though.)

Skype: solitaryangel1983
(Usually running on my phone, mostly so I can talk to my fiancΓ©, so it's easy to find me here. I've currently got no access to it on PC. It might take a while to see requests.)

Facebook: James Koutsoukis - Shoryu Magami
(Barely ever on this, but it exists. Mostly exists so @Ailyn Evensen can list me as her fiancΓ©. You'll find me easily on messenger if you add me, but I don't do much else.)

Yahoo IM: shoryu_magami
(Does this even still exist anymore? It used to be my main method of text chat, but it's not on my current PC.)

"The souls that God has given us, our spirits.
Our spirits, which found a way to swim through the immense network and live in the infinity of space.
Is not the human body a mere shell, a form of existence all too small and weak for consciousness with such vast reach and potential?"
Dr. Londes (Cowboy Bebop)

"When you're in the darkness, you only sink deeper into it. Keep the light shining."
Kenzo Tenma (Naoki Urasawa's Monster)

"But you must always remember that the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
Alucard (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)

"If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.
Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever."
Sarah Mohr (The Crow)

"Is there an indelible line dividing sanity from insanity, or do they change, one into the other, at the slightest turn of events?
We'll find out, soon enough, that the world itself is insane."
Vincent Volaju (Cowboy Bebop: The Movie)

"It's not the result of one's life that's important.
It's the day-to-day concerns, the personal victories, and the celebration of life... and love.
It's enough if people are able to experience the joy that each day can bring."
Terra Branford (Final Fantasy VI)

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Most Recent Posts

@Aewin@Pudding@Melo@Ailyn Evensen@Snagglepuss89@tsukune@Shadow007@Eidolen@MayLien@Heap241

I could've cut out the names of the people who've been in contact with me since I left the site, considering it's at least half of you, but I decided to just copy/paste the group list instead because 'why not'. This post isn't particularly something I want - or expect - a reply to at all, but rather just something I wanted to say now that it's been almost a year.

With my PC transfer soon approaching and subsequently things finally becoming stable, a reboot of this role-play is now in preparation for the people - both in and out of this original group - who were interested in it. I've also gone ahead with what I implied could happen should this first version prove not to be worth my time, and this project's story now has a canon version in development that's a direct part of my main project's setting and has in fact been used quite effectively to fill in some of the unfinished blanks in that project, with the role-play reboot being more something on the side than anything else. I'm not running the role-play until the interested parties have time to commit to it, since I don't have time for a repeat of this thread.

I'm not trying to recruit people back onto the team (those who want to be involved in the reboot know how to find me -- my bio provided the information, so anyone who hasn't yet gotten in on it is more than able to), but rather I just wanted to make a point about what's happening because this place is where it started. Though I had the basic blueprints of this project in the back of my mind ever since I played 'Cluedo' ('Clue' for you Americans) long ago, it was the people in this group who motivated me to actually develop it into something I could actually give my investment, and now I've even enriched my main project through it.

Since I probably won't hear from some of you again, and I'll be leaving this site completely (from the looks of things, and based off the statements of a few of my contacts who're still here, the community has only gotten worse since I left) once I finish collecting my data (there's been plenty of delays due to higher priority work), I've decided to use this opportunity to leave you all a message. I'm writing this largely on a whim, which is ironically how I joined this site and met you all in the first place.

Given the events after I exited the site, I'm confident the role-play would've had to come to an end even if I hadn't left. Not only did a few of our more invested members become busy and have to disappear soon afterwards, but others disappeared from the site with no warning (although I get the feeling a couple left precisely because this thread was what held their investment here). Combine that with some of the issues I mentioned previously in other posts, and this thread was pretty much doomed before it started.

I predicted the thread ending up like this, and predicted who'd cause it. Some people simply didn't have the dedication for a project like this and should've stuck to casual role-plays, and certain IC details completely went over some people's heads too. There were people claiming their lack of activity was due to being busy off the site, but that didn't stop them remaining quite active (IC and OOC) in other threads, so I saw through those claims from the start. I would've had more respect for them if they'd just been honest and admitted they weren't dedicated to it, or come and spoke to me about any perceived 'problems' they were having.

Honestly, when all is said and done it's just further proof that first and foremost you need to make sure you only allow people you can trust into your projects, or at least confirm the maturity and dedication level of someone before you allow them to get involved, and also shows how unreliable and irresponsible this community is. My opinions about the maturity level of this site haven't changed. With that said, I'm not gonna waste my time going into exactly who/what I was happy with during this thread or exactly who/what I wasn't happy with, since that'd be pointless. I certainly share Ailyn's sentiments in her last post, but there's no point dwelling on it, and those who let the project down either know who they are or are too immature to realize who they are.

I really only have one thing I came here to say - everything up until this point was just my writing things as they came to me, with the sole exception being when I informed people about the future of this project's story - and that is 'thank you' to those of you within the group who actually did put effort into making this project what it was both IC and OOC, even if it didn't last too long. You provided me with some of the motivation I needed in order to create this project, and I'm continuing to make those seeds grow into something I'm truly proud of. I also enjoyed the chatting, even if some of those potential friendships ended up being fruitless when push came to shove. To the people who actually invested in and appreciated the project, you have my gratitude.

And with that, I bid you all 'adieu'.
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 very 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. That's assuming you don't just mean his overall personality.

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. I feel like my whole mind state has become poisoned by this place as of late. 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, since it's been a recurrent topic with me and a few people. Frankly, the dedication level of this community - alongside how genuinely toxic and superficial people have been at times - has shown me that I'm too devoted and empathetic (and perhaps too serious and mature) for this place. Staying here will only set me up for disappointment, because I'm not able to put up with all these punks treating people they don't even know like shit, as well as seeing projects constantly die from lack of dedication. I was reluctant to host this thread in the first place on this site 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 a while, collecting my data, so feel free to message me if you have something else you'd like to say.

>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.
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