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Wiki User
07/17/2010

The best way to describe Myspace Roleplaying is to say that it is a form of "interactive storytelling." One uses photos of celebrities and occassionally regular people, or even themselves, to portray an original character created by the player or a character from a movie, television series, book, comic book, manga novel, etc.

There are several ways of roleplaying to consider:

*ACTIONS:

Example: *sits on his lap* *slaps you in the face*

Explanation: The key to roleplaying in "actions" in order to be grammatically correct is to use the form of a present tense sentence in third person. So in reality, it would be She *sits on his lap* without the first pronoun as opposed to I *sits on his lap*, which would be incorrect. Unfortunately, this type of roleplaying requires very little experience in writing and is mainly used for relations out of character.

It is also considered "noob" by some people, regardless of the fact that most roleplayers do it at least out of character.

*PARA

Example: A paragraph of third person or first person fictional writing.

Explanation: This type of writing is basically what you'll find in a book. It requires grammar to do, and for it to be fun, skill. There are several sub-categories of para that include but are not limited to Multi-para and Novella. Multi-para is simply more than one paragraph, ranging from two to about ten, and requires a reply and/or starter to be sent in parts, or several comments. Novella, which might be considered multi-para by some as there is a gray area between one ends and the other starts, is typically longer. It ranges from about ten paragraphs and up, resulting in several parts. Some people roleplay in novella format by sending amounts that might equal an entire chapter of a book.

*All can be done through comments, messages and/or blogs.

TYPES OF ROLEPLAYERS:

*Noobs: Noobs are generally people who have just started roleplaying or appear to have just started, thus having gained no experience yet. They often roleplay several people on one account and include the term "S&L" or "TAKEN" in their display name to display their status, such as "Amy *S&L/ Johnny *TAKEN*/ Juney *PROTECTED*" and sometimes claim other roleplayers they find as family members. Most roleplay through actions, but few do para roleplay.

*Scenesters: There are scene roleplayers, who use photos of scene kids, emo people and Disney stars or other exceptionally famous people in pop culture, use default profiles with brightly colored backgrounds, often edit their photos excessively in photoshop and roleplay through actions. With a great deal of them, it is a competition to see who can get the most friends and seem the most "cool." A popular thing for them to do is include trademark, copyright and reserved rights symbols in their often confusing display names. They also pride themselves on being random and original, an oxymoron if you will. Few para roleplay.

*Semi-noob to Borderline Elite: These types of roleplayers are generally the best to come across. They have the knowledge and talent that noobs and scenesters lack to genuinely roleplay, but lack the haughtiness and overconfidence "elite" roleplay possess that keeps the elite from actually roleplaying, and they often don't have the means or the editing skills it takes to create an elite profile. [See below] These also are prone to include symbols in their display names and use default profiles depending on the type. They're writing ranges from para to novella.

*Elite: Elite roleplayers pride themselves on exceptional graphics and "neat" profiles created through MyGen.co.uk and several codes to basically strip the Myspace profile of its "Myspace-ness." They generally include stats on their profiles, and written bio, screen captures edited to depict the life or a scene from the life of their character, and connection boxes to show who their characters are connected to. One thing about elite roleplayers that differentiates them drastically from the Scenesters and noobs is that a great deal of them claim to have "exclusive" or "limited" friends lists, either to retain the image that their character is in high demand, or to prevent thievery and in those cases often resorting to blacklisting. The elite include either the first, middle, last or nickname of their character in the display name and nothing else but a period. They pride themselves on being wholly original and exclusive and often post rant bulletins about missing the "good 'ol days" of roleplaying when they were semi-noob and borderline elite, when they feel roleplaying was at its best.

TERMS TO KNOW:

OOC-- Out of character, or speaking to someone as yourself and not the person you roleplay. Unless you know someone, include when commenting out of character at anytime. Ooc: Thanks for the photo comment!

IC-- The opposite of out of character. When roleplaying and/or commenting photos.

RL-- Real life, self explanatory. In rl, I'm a girl.

FL-- Friends list.

Starter-- The initiation of roleplaying between two people, often longer than the rest of the corresponding replies.

Replies-- Replies to a starter, a response.

Whoring, whoretrain, whorelist- To post a bulletin asking others to add a certain person, or a list of people to add. There is nothing wrong with whoring out yourself on another account you have or asking to be whored out.

Pc4Pc- Photo comments for photo comments. It is common courtesy, when one has received a certain amount of photo comments from someone, let's say four, to return the same amount, 4, promptly.

Noob-- Someone who hasn't been roleplaying for very long.

Banner-- a work of digital art headlining elite and semi-noob to semi-elite profiles.

2.0-- New format of myspace layout that has caused a decrease in the amount of roles taken due to its appearance.

Banner/Ad-- A banner created to advertise a character someone wants someone to play for him or her.

To take a role-- To accept the storyline of another person and roleplay a critical part in it for them.

RPG-- A roleplaying group, where roles are available for auditioning.

Audition- to send in a sample of your writing to prove you are skilled enough to play a character.

MATURE/18+ -- An indication that you are old enough or mature enough to play out sexual, gory, violent storylines.

Storyline- the basis of what you're writing out, without it being written out yet.

Verse-- what sort of world or surrounding your character works best in. Verse include but are not limited to Supernatural Verse, Hollywood Verse, Political Verse, Normal Verse, Open Verse [which may include whatever the writer fancies at the time], Marvel Verse [as in the comics], DC verse [as in the comics], Nolanverse [related to DC but "Nolanized", see the director of the Dark Knight and Batman Begins], Royalty Verse, Comedy Verse, Twilight Verse, etc. Verse are generally associated with the elite.

Rules-- A blog composed of do's and don'ts, and guidelines your character should follow. 6. No chat talk or god-moding! You will be deleted.

Chat talk/ Text speak-- incorrect grammar and the shortening of words for convenience and/or laziness. Omg, i h8 fridays s0 friggin much. txt me plz, im boredd.

God-moding/modding-- To write for and control the other player's character for your own convenience. It is considered very rude.

Delete-- to be deleted from someone's friendslist. Reasons include that you didn't reply, you've gone inactive, you haven't said anything to that person or they don't like you.

Blacklist- to post a bulletin asking people to delete and/or block someone in hopes that they will be block enough to be shunned from the roleplaying community or deleted from Myspace. Reasons include thievery of original rpg or character storylines and art, serious stalking, and etc. Very rude to do without proof.

Sign rules-- to leave a comment in someone's rules blog stating or proving somehow that you've read their guidelines and will abide by them. *Some people have a serious dislike of the term "Read & Signed/Understood/Comprehended" or anything of the sort, as it has become a generic reply and no longer proves you've read anything.

Stalk comments-- to view someone's comments against their will. Often, people delete their comments because of this.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: It is common courtesy for the adder, i.e. the person who added the person who they'd like to roleplay with, to start unless otherwise specified.

It is also common courtesy to return the favor of picture comments, signing of the rules blog, and whoring out.
The best way to describe Myspace Roleplaying is to say that it is a form of "interactive storytelling." One uses photos of celebrities and occassionally regular people, or even themselves, to portray an original character created by the player or a character from a movie, television series, book, comic book, manga novel, etc.

There are several ways of roleplaying to consider:

*ACTIONS:

Example: *sits on his lap* *slaps you in the face*

Explanation: The key to roleplaying in "actions" in order to be grammatically correct is to use the form of a present tense sentence in third person. So in reality, it would be She *sits on his lap* without the first pronoun as opposed to I *sits on his lap*, which would be incorrect. Unfortunately, this type of roleplaying requires very little experience in writing and is mainly used for relations out of character.

It is also considered "noob" by some people, regardless of the fact that most roleplayers do it at least out of character.

*PARA

Example: A paragraph of third person or first person fictional writing.

Explanation: This type of writing is basically what you'll find in a book. It requires grammar to do, and for it to be fun, skill. There are several sub-categories of para that include but are not limited to Multi-para and Novella. Multi-para is simply more than one paragraph, ranging from two to about ten, and requires a reply and/or starter to be sent in parts, or several comments. Novella, which might be considered multi-para by some as there is a gray area between one ends and the other starts, is typically longer. It ranges from about ten paragraphs and up, resulting in several parts. Some people roleplay in novella format by sending amounts that might equal an entire chapter of a book.

TYPES OF ROLEPLAYERS:

*Noobs: Noobs are generally people who have just started roleplaying or appear to have just started, thus having gained no experience yet. They often roleplay several people on one account and include the term "S&L" or "TAKEN" in their display name to display their status, such as "Amy *S&L/ Johnny *TAKEN*/ Juney *PROTECTED*" and sometimes claim other roleplayers they find as family members. Most roleplay through actions, but few do para roleplay.

*Scenesters: There are scene roleplayers, who use photos of scene kids, emo people and Disney stars or other exceptionally famous people in pop culture, use default profiles with brightly colored backgrounds, often edit their photos excessively in photoshop and roleplay through actions. With a great deal of them, it is a competition to see who can get the most friends and seem the most "cool." A popular thing for them to do is include trademark, copyright and reserved rights symbols in their often confusing display names. They also pride themselves on being random and original, an oxymoron if you will. Few para roleplay.

*Semi-noob to Borderline Elite: These types of roleplayers are generally the best to come across. They have the knowledge and talent that noobs and scenesters lack to genuinely roleplay, but lack the haughtiness and overconfidence "elite" roleplay possess that keeps the elite from actually roleplaying, and they often don't have the means or the editing skills it takes to create an elite profile. [See below] These also are prone to include symbols in their display names and use default profiles depending on the type. They're writing ranges from para to novella.

*Elite: Elite roleplayers pride themselves on exceptional graphics and "neat" profiles created through MyGen.co.uk and several codes to basically strip the Myspace profile of its "Myspace-ness." They generally include stats on their profiles, and written bio, screen captures edited to depict the life or a scene from the life of their character, and connection boxes to show who their characters are connected to. One thing about elite roleplayers that differentiates them drastically from the Scenesters and noobs is that a great deal of them claim to have "exclusive" or "limited" friends lists, either to retain the image that their character is in high demand, or to prevent thievery and in those cases often resorting to blacklisting. The elite include either the first, middle, last or nickname of their character in the display name and nothing else but a period. They pride themselves on being wholly original and exclusive and often post rant bulletins about missing the "good 'ol days" of roleplaying when they were semi-noob and borderline elite, when they feel roleplaying was at its best.

TERMS TO KNOW:

OOC-- Out of character, or speaking to someone as yourself and not the person you roleplay. Unless you know someone, include when commenting out of character at anytime. Ooc: Thanks for the photo comment!

IC-- The opposite of out of character. When roleplaying and/or commenting photos.

RL-- Real life, self explanatory. In rl, I'm a girl.

FL-- Friends list.

Starter-- The initiation of roleplaying between two people, often longer than the rest of the corresponding replies.

Replies-- Replies to a starter, a response.

Whoring, whoretrain, whorelist- To post a bulletin asking others to add a certain person, or a list of people to add. There is nothing wrong with whoring out yourself on another account you have or asking to be whored out.

Pc4Pc- Photo comments for photo comments. It is common courtesy, when one has received a certain amount of photo comments from someone, let's say four, to return the same amount, 4, promptly.

Noob-- Someone who hasn't been roleplaying for very long.

Banner-- a work of digital art headlining elite and semi-noob to semi-elite profiles.

2.0-- New format of myspace layout that has caused a decrease in the amount of roles taken due to its appearance.

Banner/Ad-- A banner created to advertise a character someone wants someone to play for him or her.

To take a role-- To accept the storyline of another person and roleplay a critical part in it for them.

RPG-- A roleplaying group, where roles are available for auditioning.

Audition- to send in a sample of your writing to prove you are skilled enough to play a character.

MATURE/18+ -- An indication that you are old enough or mature enough to play out sexual, gory, violent storylines.

Storyline- the basis of what you're writing out, without it being written out yet.

Verse-- what sort of world or surrounding your character works best in. Verse include but are not limited to Supernatural Verse, Hollywood Verse, Political Verse, Normal Verse, Open Verse [which may include whatever the writer fancies at the time], Marvel Verse [as in the comics], DC verse [as in the comics], Nolanverse [related to DC but "Nolanized", see the director of the Dark Knight and Batman Begins], Royalty Verse, Comedy Verse, Twilight Verse, etc. Verse are generally associated with the elite.

Rules-- A blog composed of do's and don'ts, and guidelines your character should follow. 6. No chat talk or god-moding! You will be deleted.

Chat talk/ Text speak-- incorrect grammar and the shortening of words for convenience and/or laziness. Omg, i h8 fridays s0 friggin much. txt me plz, im boredd.

God-moding/modding-- To write for and control the other player's character for your own convenience. It is considered very rude.

Delete-- to be deleted from someone's friendslist. Reasons include that you didn't reply, you've gone inactive, you haven't said anything to that person or they don't like you.

Blacklist- to post a bulletin asking people to delete and/or block someone in hopes that they will be block enough to be shunned from the roleplaying community or deleted from Myspace. Reasons include thievery of original rpg or character storylines and art, serious stalking, and etc. Very rude to do without proof.

Sign rules-- to leave a comment in someone's rules blog stating or proving somehow that you've read their guidelines and will abide by them. *Some people have a serious dislike of the term "Read & Signed/Understood/Comprehended" or anything of the sort, as it has become a generic reply and no longer proves you've read anything.

Stalk comments-- to view someone's comments against their will. Often, people delete their comments because of this.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: It is common courtesy for the adder, i.e. the person who added the person who they'd like to roleplay with, to start unless otherwise specified.

It is also common courtesy to return the favor of picture comments, signing of the rules blog, and whoring out.
The best way to desccribe Myspace Roleplaying is to say that it is a form of "interactive storytelling." One uses photos of celebrities and occassionally regular people, or even themselves, to portray an original character created by the player or a character from a movie, television series, book, comic book, manga novel, etc.

There are several ways of roleplaying to consider:

*ACTIONS:

Example: *sits on his lap* *slaps you in the face*

Explanation: The key to roleplaying in "actions" in order to be gramatically correct is to use the form of a present tense sentence in third person. So in reality, it would be She *sits on his lap* without the first pronoun as opposed to I *sits on his lap*, which would be incorrect. Unfortunately, this type of roleplaying requires very little experience in writing and is mainly used for relations out of character.

It is also considered "noob" by some people, regardless of the fact that most roleplayers do it at least out of character.

*PARA

Example: A paragraph of third person or first person fictional writing.

Explanation: This type of writing is basically what you'll find in a book. It requires grammar to do, and for it to be fun, skill. There are several sub-categories of para that include but are not limited to Multi-para and Novella. Multi-para is simply more than one paragraph, ranging from two to about ten, and requires a reply and/or starter to be sent in parts, or several comments. Novella, which might be considered multi-para by some as there is a gray area between one ends and the other starts, is typically longer. It ranges from about ten paragraphs and up, resulting in several parts. Some people roleplay in novella format by sending amounts that might equal an entire chapter of a book.

TYPES OF ROLEPLAYERS:

*Noobs: Noobs are generally people who have just started roleplaying or appear to have just started, thus having gained no experience yet. They often roleplay several people on one account and include the term "S&L" or "TAKEN" in their display name to display their status, such as "Amy *S&L/ Johnny *TAKEN*/ Juney *PROTECTED*" and sometimes claim other roleplayers they find as family members. Most roleplay through actions, but few do para roleplay.

*Scenesters: There are scene roleplayers, who use photos of scene kids, emo people and Disney stars or other exceptionally famous people in pop culture, use default profiles with brightly colored backgrounds, often edit their photos excessively in photoshop and roleplay through actions. With a great deal of them, it is a competition to see who can get the most friends and seem the most "cool." A popular thing for them to do is include trademark, copyright and reserved rights symbols in their often confusing display names. They also pride themselves on being random and original, an oxymoron if you will. Few para roleplay.

*Semi-noob to Borderline Elite: These types of roleplayers are generally the best to come across. They have the knowledge and talent that noobs and scenesters lack to genuinely roleplay, but lack the haughtiness and overconfidence "elite" roleplay possess that keeps the elite from actually roleplaying, and they often don't have the means or the editing skills it takes to create an elite profile. [See below] These also are prone to include symbols in their display names and use default profiles depending on the type. They're writing ranges from para to novella.

*Elite: Elite roleplayers pride themselve on exceptional graphics and "neat" profiles created through MyGen.co.uk and several codes to basically strip the Myspace profile of its "Myspace-ness." They generally include stats on their profiles, and written bio, screen captures edited to depict the life or a scene fromt he life of their character, and connection boxes to show who their characters are connected to. One thing about elite roleplayers that differentiates them drastically from the Scenesters and noobs is that a great deal of them claim to have "exlclusive" or "limited" friends lists, either to retain the image that their character is in high demand, or to prevent thievery and in those cases often resorting to blacklisting. The elite include either the first, middle, last or nickname of their character in the display name and nothing else but a period. They pride themselves on being wholly original and exclusive and often post rant bulletins about missing the "good 'ol days" of roleplaying when they were semi-noob and borderline elite, when they feel roleplaying was at its best.

TERMS TO KNOW:

OOC-- Out of character, or speaking to someone as yourself and not the person you roleplay. Unless you know someone, include when commenting out of character at anytime. Ooc: Thanks for the photo comment!

IC-- The opposite of out of character. When roleplaying and/or commenting photos.

RL-- Real life, self explanatory. In rl, I'm a girl.

FL-- Friends list.

Starter-- The initiation of roleplaying between two people, often longer than the rest of the corresponding replies.

Replies-- Replies to a starter, a response.

Whoring, whoretrain, whorelist- To post a bulletin asking others to add a certain person, or a list of people to add. There is nothing wrong with whoring out yourself on another account you have or asking to be whored out.

Pc4Pc- Photo comments for photo comments. It is common courtesy, when one has received a certain amount of photo comments from someone, let's say four, to return the same amount, 4, promptly.

Noob-- Someone who hasn't been roleplaying for very long.

Banner-- a work of digital art headlining elite and semi-noob to semi-elite profiles.

2.0-- New format of myspace layout that has caused a decrease in the amount of roles taken due to its appearance.

Banner/Ad-- A banner created to advertise a character someone wants someone to play for him or her.

To take a role-- To accept the storyline of another person and roleplay a critical part in it for them.

RPG-- A roleplaying group, where roles are available for auditioning.

Audition- to send in a sample of your writing to prove you are skilled enough to play a character.

MATURE/18+ -- An indication that you are old enough or mature enough to play out sexual, gory, violent storylines.

Storyline- the basis of what you're writing out, without it being written out yet.

Verse-- what sort of world or surrounding your character works best in. Verse include but are not limited to Supernatural Verse, Hollywood Verse, Political Verse, Normal Verse, Open Verse [which may include whatever the writer fancies at the time], Marvel Verse [as in the comics], DC verse [as in the comics], Nolanverse [related to DC but "Nolanized", see the director of the Dark Knight and Batman Begins], Royalty Verse, Comedy Verse, Twilight Verse, etc. Verse are generally associated with the elite.

Rules-- A blog composed of do's and don'ts, and guidelines your character should follow. 6. No chat talk or god-moding! You will be deleted.

Chat talk/ Text speak-- incorrect grammar and the shortening of words for convenience and/or laziness. Omg, i h8 fridays s0 friggin much. txt me plz, im boredd.

God-moding/modding-- To write for and control the other player's character for your own convenience. It is considered very rude.

Delete-- to be deleted from someone's friendslist. Reasons include that you didn't reply, you've gone inactive, you haven't said anything to that person or they don't like you.

Blacklist- to post a bulletin asking people to delete and/or block someone in hopes that they will be block enough to be shunned fromt he roleplaying community or deleted from Myspace. Reasons include thievery of original rpg or character storylines and art, serious stalking, and etc. Very rude to do without proof.

Sign rules-- to leave a comment in someone's rules blog stating or proving somehow that you've read their guidelines and will abide by them. *Some people have a serious dislike of the term "Read & Signed/Understood/Comprehended" or anything of the sort, as it has become a generica reply and no longer proves you've read anything.

Stalk comments-- to view someone's comments against their will. Often, people delete their comments because of this.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: It is common courtesy for the adder, i.e. the perso who added the person who they'd like to roleplay with, to start unles otherwise specified.

It is also common courtesy to return the favor of picture comments, signign of the rules blog, and whoring out.