Fact: Kids today and kids in 10 years may not know what these things are and how to use them.
I have a story about this. I work in a school and one of the kindy kids came up to me during playtime one day and said ‘SMILE!’ and held up a broken Walkman cassette player to her face like a camera. It’s beginning already!
You forgot me today. And you were all I thought about. You’re all I ever think about.
Miss my future husband. Never met him, he mightn’t exist, but I really want him here now. Sigh. Hurry up, man. This is ridiculous.
Pick a good prompt.
Your prompt can be anything. It shouldn’t be boring. It can be generic but it should be able to inspire some original creative thought. You don’t want to give too many restrictions and backstory. If it’s longer than 4 lines of text, quite often I won’t play it. If it’s short, you want it to be interesting and inspire originality. Eg. ‘Hi, Blaine –K’ is boring, but ‘Blaine, are you perhaps missing something? –K’ gives an opportunity for the storyline to go wherever you and your partner decide.
HINT: I keep a Word Document with prompts for different fandoms, pairings and scenarios. I can copy and paste my favourites.
Be open to other ideas.
If your RP partner offers up a prompt at the same time as you, or takes the prompt in a different direction than you were expecting, embrace it. Roleplay is really improvisation for the mind, and new and exciting stories are always fun. Also, if someone offers up a prompt, don’t ask what direction they would like to take it. It’s a game. Play!
Don’t classify your prompt.
Crappy people at work almost made me cry over Cory today… It’s weird… I was never a huge fan. I liked him and thought he was funny and cute, but he never made my top ten idols or anything… And now I’m getting teary when people call him a druggo and say he deserved it in the staffroom… Gah… Crappy, crappy day. Miss you, Cory.
I couldn’t sleep last night, so I jumped on Omegle and played a Kurtbastian one where Kurt had a migraine and he and Sebastian were roommates and they ended up sleeping together and it was really sweet. Then I had to try and sleep again, so I got your URL which was super mega something hot… And went to disconnect and lost the whole damned thing because I pushed the disconnect button too many times… If you have a copy of that, I loved it, and I need your URL again to follow you! :(