New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
What ever happened to Myspace roleplaying?
I'm new here and I was wondering if anyone can adress this minute concern that bothers me so greatly, a place where writers used to gather from everywhere for interesting, fun, and pure creativity fantasy roleplay. I mean to say it wasn't popular enough to catch on to being popular, it was probobly not at all what average writers would consider to be their way to being creative. It wasn't considered by enough of the population of creative writers to carry on, though it was liked by people who wern't even writers. It was a place with freedom, openly sharing, and criticing stories you play off other charachters created by people that still caught the attention of people who didn't aspire enough to be writers. People who found enough in the ability to write, to be outward with pure creativity and make a game out of it. Suddenly after myspace popularity dropped, then cases of internet "bullying", and deletion of roleplayers on Facebook it's considered something to be left in the past. When so many people had so much fun doing it, why just let it slip?
Welcome to the forum, Deus Ex. This was an unexpected question, but an interesting one for an ex-RPer.
Originally Posted by Deusexmachina76
Social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook were never a good fit for roleplaying. They weren't designed for that purpose. Free forums, instant messaging and Livejournal were much more popular when I was a roleplayer, and these days Tumblr roleplaying is quite the thing (DeviantArt roleplaying is popular too, but it has a heavy slant towards writer/artists rather than just writers).
I think most RPers have just moved on to different sites. I highly recommend you have a look round Tumblr for a blog that matches your RPing tastes.
Hopefully there are some active RPers around who can suggest other sites, too.
Don't forget to stop over at the New Members forum to introduce yourself. AbsoluteWrite doesn't have a roleplaying section, but it's still a great place to hang out with other writers.