So I've been inspired by Crimson Peak and I really want to do a Gothic romance roleplay. I really want to work with my partner to create the plot for this. I have a few ideas but this, ideally, will be a collaborative effort.
First, a little bit about me. I'm a female twentysometing currently living in the Chicago area so I'm on central standard time and my posting schedule will reflect that. I am mostly on in the mornings and evenings with most of my free time being on the weekends. Most of the time I can be counted on for at least one post per day but usually more than that with the exceptions being Mondays and Wednesdays. I struggle with depression and anxiety and so I may be absent for periods of time. I will try to tell you if I need a break but I can't always predict and my anxiety can make it difficult for me to communicate once my depression sets in. The longest you would go without post would be a week. I sincerely apologize for this. It may show that I am online but if I haven't given you a reply or let you know I need to take a break, know I'm not engaging in any roleplays I'm trying to fight through my depression and anxiety to tell my partners what is going on with me.
What I am looking for in a partner, is, for the most part pretty standard stuff. I believe communication is key in any creative partnership and so I'm looking for someone who is willing to get to know me and really dig into creating this roleplay both OC and IC. Please be able to post at least once a week IC and at least every other day OC, preferably once a day when we are starting out but I understand that real life comes first and I don't expect this roleplay to be your first priority online or off.
This roleplay would take place in PMs because of the disturbing and sexual nature of the genre. This would not be a smutty roleplay but there will most likely be sexual content. If you really want to do this with me but you are uncomfortable with explicit sex in roleplays we can discuss fading to black.
Now I know it says I'm looking for a male but I'm willing to make this a fxf roleplay if we can make it work as far as plot and chemistry between our characters.
For those of you unfamiliar with Gothic romance and/or Gothic fiction in general here are a few general tropes and staples of the genre along with a few key themes:
-A crumbling mansion(sometimes on a hill)
-A threatening mystery
-An ancestral or ancient curse
-The hidden and obscured
-ghosts tied to emotional circumstances or places
-Warnings, often cryptic
-Female protagonist who is led by her sexuality (sometimes without realizing it and sometimes going after it) into potentially dangerous situations
-The dark, brooding, mysterious Byronic hero
-Free-will and fate
-Life and death
-Old world society and new world money
-Poor but titled families
-Nobility and chivalry
-Humanity as monstrous
1. She opened her apartment door to hundreds of roses. She knew they were from him: he had found her.
2. New York City Gothic
3. "It's only an echo. An echo of the past. An echo of what could have been. It's not real. Please listen to me! It's not really happening."
4. Once Upon a Time There Was a Queen...
5. The Selkie and the King
6. I wanted Pomegranates- I wanted Darkness, I wanted him.
7. I was a wolf... and she, my moon.
8. The Woman without a Name -Shock seemed to have erased her memory, she could only remember that the lonely estate held madness and death - and a tormented love.
Some more well known examples of Gothic fiction and Gothic romance are:
-The Phantom of the Opera -Mary Shelley's Frankenstein -The works of Edger Allen Poe -Bram Stoker's Dracula -Penny Dreadful -Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights -Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre -Carmilla -Great Expectations -The Mystery of Edwin Drood -Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
If you have any questions please post them here and If you are interested please PM me.