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    Plottage Preferences v. 2

    —€ To allow members to post what kind of plots they are interested in as well as their limits, among other things.

    —€ Members can post and edit their own preferences at will. Staff will delete posts from this thread if the account that they are posted on goes inactive.

    — It is recommended that you post your preferences with the account that you prefer to be PMed on. For convenience, it should coincide with the account that is listed as your main in the Character Master List.

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    Requiring a post length of other members is not allowed - Charming doesn't have a word count.
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    What do you prefer when roleplaying? Examples: pre-plotting, winging it, lengthy posts, short posts, quick, slow, funny, serious, romantic, etc.

    LIMITS —

    Swearing, sexual situations, violence, character death, etc.

    OTHER —€

    Links to your wanted ads, plot pages, and intro thread can go here as well as any other notes you think are necessary.


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    What do you prefer when roleplaying? Examples: pre-plotting, winging it, lengthy posts, short posts, quick, slow, funny, serious, romantic, etc.<BR /><BR />
    <b>LIMITS &mdash;€</b><br />
    Swearing, sexual situations, violence, character death, etc.<br /><br />
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    PM —€ Character Name

    PREFERENCES —€ What do you prefer when roleplaying? Examples: pre-plotting, winging it, lengthy posts, short posts, quick, slow, funny, serious, romantic, etc.

    LIMITS —€ Swearing, sexual situations, violence, character death, etc.

    OTHER — Links to your wanted ads, plot pages, and intro thread can go here as well as any other notes you think are necessary.

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    [b]PM &mdash;€[/b] [URL=profileURL]Character Name[/URL]

    [b]PREFERENCES &mdash;€[/b] What do you prefer when roleplaying? Examples: pre-plotting, winging it, lengthy posts, short posts, quick, slow, funny, serious, romantic, etc.

    [b]LIMITS &mdash;€[/b] Swearing, sexual situations, violence, character death, etc.

    [b]OTHER &mdash;€[/b] Links to your wanted ads, plot pages, and intro thread can go here as well as any other notes you think are necessary.
    PM Violet Ollivander


    I like to wing it most of the time. However, I will plot something out if asked to. On occasion, I'll come up with a general plot idea to get something rolling and then like to let things fall where they may. I won't pre-plot romance, I prefer for that to happen organically. I am willing to toss characters together to see how they get on, but if there isn't any chemistry I won't force the relationship. I enjoy funny threads, angsty threads, drama and anything else you can throw at me. Post length doesn't matter, I'll match whatever though I do prefer 300-500 words or less simply because I find those threads to go a little faster.

    LIMITS —

    I prefer fade to black during sexual situations simply because I find it to be a bit boring to write. If it's needed to be written out for the storyline, I have no problem writing it. I don't write smut for the sake of smut. It has to propel the plot forward somehow or assist in character development. Swearing and violence don't matter. If you want to kill my characters, ask me about it and we might be able to cook something up - but don't get your hopes up. ;D

    OTHER —

    My intro thread is here and my current wanted characters are here.

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    PM Elsie Beauregard
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    PLOTTING | I'm up for just about anything. I like romance plots, bromance plots, one-sided affections, bitter rivalries, outright loathing, you name it. Awkwardness is my favorite thing EVER. Like EVER, EVER. I love open threads and I like when things happen organically. I'm not totally against pre-plotting, I like to give my characters a rough, (very, very) vague outline of what I'd like them to do. I will try to work with other authors in plots they're working on, but I do not promise my characters for one specific plot or another. I will certainly throw them in to see what happens, but if it doesn't fit or they don't fit, I don't want to feel stuck there.

    Really, hit me up with anything and I will try my hardest to help you work it out!

    LENGTH | I try to match, though certain characters just have less to say. I like to rapid fire when I can, so those are always shorter.

    ACTIVITY | I have a toddler- I get it. If I'm slow please just gently nudge me!

    LIMITS ~
    Few and far between.

    VIOLENCE | I prefer not to do graphic violence and I'm not plotting the death of any of my current characters, though I am open for discussion on some. (Leon is always on the chopping block, muahaha!)

    SWEARING | There are certain swear words / slurs that really make me twitch, but they're not very Victorian era anyway, so I doubt I'll see them.

    SEX | As far as consensual (meaning if it's not, I'm not interested, this extends to veela interactions unless previously discussed) sexual situations go, I'm game; I love me a bit of trashy romance. I'll stick to your comfort level, but I really don't mind smut for the sake of smut. If it happens to move a plot along, even better!

    OTHER ~
    I am trying to downsize my CML entry and therefore not creating any new characters at the moment. (Trying desperately!)

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    PM Cassius Lestrange

    PLOTS: I will basically do anything you, though lately I've been itching for an unrequited love plot like woah! Family plots are my favorites, though. I love siblings. I also love revolutionaries. I do not pre-plot unless it's very general.
    LENGTH: My length will be somewhere between 30-600 words, generally, though it's usually in the 100-250 range. I'll try to match you to some extent.
    ACTIVITY: Barring my getting distracted, I'll probably reply to you within two weeks. I'll also only get irritated with you if you're consistently taking ages or if it's plot-important - I'm also generally a person who likes to have threads done within sixish months, if that tells you anything. Uhhh I do love rapidfires, though - just ask and I'll see if we can do one! :D

    LIMITS -
    SWEARING: I do not care. There will be swears in my posts, probably. HOWEVER: slurs make me deeply uncomfortable
    VIOLENCE: Don't care unless it's too graphic. I'm under 18, so like, yeah.
    SEXUAL SITUATIONS: I can be persuaded to write anything up to where we lose our PG-13 rating. Under 18, won't write sex, may write sex after May 23d 2014, we'll see.
    GODMODDING/POWERPLAYING: Yeah you can puppet my characters around to advance the thread as much as you want within reason, Idc. I assume we're all capable of telling what within reason means. xD
    SENSITIVE CONTENT: I will not be involved in a plot involving sexual assault if I don't know that you will handle it sensitively. I realize this comes across as super bitchy, but like.
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    PM Elias Grimstone


    I try to be adaptable, both in either pre-plotting or winging it, and in changing my mind - or my characters changing theirs - as a thread progresses; as long as it feels natural and the thread still feels fresh and fun, I'm happy. I am hugely in favour of open threads and start them frequently with my own characters, and this means I am glad no matter who posts in them - I like to be surprised! Open threads don't just have to be friendly small-talk, either; I love people to come in and spice things up in some completely unexpected way, or completely ruin my character's day! I will respond to posts of any length, and while I don't always manage to reply particularly quickly, my posts tend to be anywhere from 300 - 750 words depending on how much there is to respond to.

    LIMITS ù

    Though I'll be eighteen very soon, I suspect my limits will remain similar. I do, however, have no problem with swearing or violence, though I will fade to black in sexual situations. As for character death, I will only consider this if I feel I have exhausted every plot with my characters and have no muse for them, and so this is unlikely to occur. BUT I have no qualms whatsoever about torturing them - mentally, physically, whatever! - within an inch of their lives, so if you would like to facilitate this, be my guest!

    OTHER ù
    Wanteds. And other than that... hmm... well, I rarely say no to a plot idea!

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    PM ù Helena MacMillan

    PREFERENCES ù I'm open to pretty much anything with anyone but at this stage I would like Helena's writing to remain as secret as possible so assume nobody knows. But that's just specific to this character! Generally speaking I like to just have a general gist of a scene and then wing it and see where the scene takes me; I'll write in any genre, although I don't like writing gratuitously OOC for the sake of writing someone comedically. With regards to length I tend to match the post I'm replying to as closely as possible so no matter what length I'm given I'll give you something back that's about the same - personally I prefer about 300 words or so but I really don't mind.

    LIMITS ù None to speak of.

    OTHER ù The only thing I don't particularly like, and this is easily avoidable, is writing with someone else who has decided their character is going to be drunk/drugged/etc. but write the state inconsistently or offensively. I'm sure none of you will do this but its a pet peeve from previous RPGs!
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    PM Tilda MacFusty

    PLOTTING| In terms of plotting, I love most kinds of plots! The plots that I don't like are the "small talk" plots. I'm not too fond of those very plain threads ; I like a little more dynamic. I'm not completely against pre-plotting, however it should be said that if we do pre-plot, things are bound to change and I reserve the right to do so. I don't like promising things, but I am certainly more than willing to bounce ideas around!

    LENGTH| I generally try to match the length of you and I'd like you to do the same - some of the time I'll get a little over-enthusiastic and post a crap ton compared to the rest of the thread, in which case there's no need to match, though I'll usually let you know! If there's genuinely nothing to be said however, then I won't give you the stink eye ;)

    ACTIVITY| I've just recently graduated university so my activity should go up! Feel free to hit me up on Skype or PM should you need to tactfully remind me if I have a thread going dead with you.
    LIMITS —€
    VIOLENCE | I have no problem with violence in threads general (provided it's pre-discussed and there is no god modding), though of course my opinions will vary pertaining to each of my characters.

    SWEARING | Honestly, I'm pretty fine with swearing too; personally IRL I've got the mouth of a sailor, however if it seems out of character for someone IC, I will raise my eyebrows at you. There are a few swear words that I don't like, but I doubt they'd be said on board.

    SEX | Personally I haven't written a sex thread yet, so I reserve the right to change this opinion, but I generally don't have problems with sex threads provided it's consensual (between writers and characters). This also means that if I post an open thread with a male character and you insert your veela character without asking me, I absolutely reserve the right to not respond as if the interaction between our characters never happened.

    OTHER —€

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    LENGTH | My post lengths are usually limited by the amount of muse I have for that character and the allotted time I have to post with them. I usually can get in a good, solid paragraph, and sometimes my posts will get up to three or four solid paragraphs.

    PRE-PLOTTING | I'm good at pre-plotting out ideas and situations, but I'm terrible at plotting out the outcomes for things. We can come up for how we'd like to arrange something, but I'll never be able to promise that that thing comes true. Especially when it comes to hurls, I'd like to have an idea of how characters might react to the other's personality before we have a thread, but I won't promise how my character will see your character because it's all based off what's done IC.

    ACTIVITY | I'm basically on every day and can usually get at least 1+ posts for each character every day assuming that I have enough muse to actually post with them. I'll usually unintentionally drop threads if I'm stuck waiting too long in between posts, as the anticipation drains my muse and I'll usually get distracted with something else while I'm waiting. I can go around 3-4 days without poking you about a thread, but after that I'll teasingly hint about it!

    LIMITS —€
    SEXY TIMES | Sadly I'm a minor and can't do sex scenes. I love me my trashy romance novels and they'll definitely be welcome once I turn eighteen, but I'll have to fade to black until I reach that age. I will, however, push PG-13 boundaries and do the steamy makeout sessions until clothes start being ripped off! xD

    VIOLENCE & SWEARING | I swear all the time so I have no issues with swearing as long as it's appropriate IC and doesn't used really taboo phrases that might make ~anyone~ uncomfortable. I also have no problem with blood unless it goes beyond the norm and guts start flying everywhere, so go crazy with your machete.

    OTHER —€

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    PM Katharina Grey

    PLOTTING | I prefer winging it as I am terrible at pre-plotting stuff as my characters sometimes end up having a very different idea than I did of how they are going to react to a situation.

    I don't mind pre-plotting friendships/acquaintances, etc, since it would only make sense for some characters to have known one another at some point. Especially in the way that the magical world is a bit isolated. Obviously, I am all for a bit of pre-plotting if I am playing your characters spouse, child, sibling, parent, etc. Just let me know your idea and we can throw it back and forth.

    I generally prefer for my characters romances to happen organically and gradually through a couple of threads, though I don't mind "love at first sight, omg, I'm Marius Pontmercy" types of romantic plots either if that is what happens (in fact, I love them. Blame my Les Mis soul). That being said, I'm all for any sort of romance plots as I love romance and writing it out as it happens. I'm also open to hurling threads (my current hurlables are linked below) as long as you're not expecting our characters to absolutely be together or something.

    LENGTH | I am okay with any length as long as I am given something for my character to react to. I will try my best to match your post but it all depends on how much of it is something my character would be reacting to. My personal posting length tends to vary so I expect no one to match me.

    ACTIVITY | I just had my first child on July 4, 2014 so sometimes I may fall a bit behind on posting. I will try not to leave you hanging more than two weeks now that I have established a rhythm in balancing my parenting and my hobbies. If a RP of ours has gone over two weeks with no reply from me or mention of the RP, feel free to PM me. I might honestly have just forgotten about it. I also love rapid fire posting when I have the time so feel free to yell for one if you see me lurking about.

    LIMITS ~
    GODMODDING | I am okay with mild godmodding such as your character grabbing them around the waist, leading them to a seat, walking if they're going down a street, mild, obvious things like that. Anything more, I would like to be asked.

    VIOLENCE | I am not currently up for killing off any of my characters so character death is not an option for any of mine. I don't mind threading graphic violence but only if it is absolutely necessary for character or plot development. If it isn't, then I would rather gloss over it. If my character is going to get seriously injured, I strongly prefer being asked first.

    SWEARING | I don't care, swear like a sailor if that is what your character would do.

    SEX | I'm up for threading out sex though I strongly prefer it to be consensual. I especially like threading out romantic, passionate sex. For rape scenes, I would prefer to be notified and if I allow it, for the scene to fade to black or be completely glossed over. It also must be absolutely crucial for the development of the characters involved.

    OTHER ~
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    PM Henry Berkwood

    I like a certain amount of pre-plotting just so I'm not going in blind. I don't need the whole thread plotted out unless you want that, but I like having a general idea of what things are about and what's being accomplished. But I'm okay with winging it, too, so there's always that, too! I'm going to group length and activity together, 'cause they're linked for me: If we've got a rapid fire type of thread going, I like faster replies. If the posts are a bit longer, I like to take my time more. I'm not too fussy about length, as long as there's something to reply to? I've written 100 words. I've written 1000 words. My starters are usually longer than the rest of my posts because I like scene-setting and/or figuring out where my character's head's at via writing it out.

    LIMITS —€
    Swearing. I don't really care if you do it. I don't do it much in RP posts because I can never write it in a way that sounds natural, but I don't mind reading it!

    Sex. Fade to black, please. You don't want to write smut with me, anyway, it's not my strong suit. XD

    Violence. Not too big on writing graphic stuff. I don't usually kill off characters, but every now and then the urge strikes, so I'm not completely opposed!

    God-modding. If it makes the thread go faster without getting stuck on minor things, then I don't mind. Otherwise, ask first! I don't usually say no. I just like to know ahead of time!
    OTHER —€
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    PM Shaymon Ross

    Up for anything. I enjoy long plots, or one-shots. I love things will that permanently change my character in some way, or things that will create a future situation. I’m also interested in winging it. Not usually that interested in things that don’t go anywhere because I have limited free time, but I would be open to just seeing how something goes.

    LIMITS —
    Sexual situations are fine. A lot of my characters swear and if you swear around them their either used to it, or won’t be too bothered (I don’t really enjoy writing upperclass people). Violence is fine. Probably no character death, unless I’m done with my character for whatever reason (though I don’t see this happening).

    OTHER —€
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    PM Chloe Fenix

    Well I'm up for everything really. My posts lengths depend at the times. Sometimes I can write long posts and other times not. Also it depends how much other person with who I'm writting with. Well about plots then there is everything okay. I can write romance, freindship etc.

    LIMITS —€
    I'm not good a writing sexual threads, I just haven't done them much. That's why but we can try. Even if i prefer to fade to black. I have nothing against swearing in IC. Well also I don't mind violence but nothing very extreme, I don't like play out deaths but if it's really necessary then fine by me.

    OTHER —€
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    PM Delphine Abrams

    PLOTTING – I try to be adaptable when it comes to threads. 
    I prefer letting the characters react naturally/wing it to reach a conclusion unless a plot is relying on a certain outcome. I’m open to pre-plotting friendships/acquaintances and past events, and I like to do some general pre-plotting when it comes to avoiding any confusion with ideas and situations. 

    When it comes to romances I will always opt for letting them develop naturally IC.

    CONTENT – All genres are my favourite. I also love plot twists or unexpected things, especially in open threads.
    POSTING – Quick or slow is fine, though my replies may not be lightning fast. Length of posts from me might be a solid paragraph or three. I’ll do my best to at least give you enough to respond to. When it comes to replying, poke me, I’m 100% okay with that.

    LIMITS —€
    SWEARING/VIOLENCE – Doesn’t matter, fine with both.
    SEXUAL/SMUT - I prefer it consensual with a fade to black or extraordinarily vague approach.
    DEATH – I don’t have enough characters to kill off but if you want to get rid of one of yours we could definitely get creative with that.
    GODMODDING - If it’s to advance the thread it’s fine, like moving to a different location etc. If it involves an action that deserves a proper reaction (eg. Violence/sexual situation) just run it past me first.

    OTHER —€
    As long as it’s relevant to our thread/plot I’m open to just about anything.

    PM @Cyrus Brook

    I'm really open to most anything. I'll totally pre-plot with you if that's your jam, but I will totally wing it as well because winging it is fun as well. :) Post length is an up in the air thing, it depends on how I feel that day (I know I'm a diva, sorry) but I will at least try to give you what you have given me. If I hit up a thread, that means you'll likely get a response too. I go on a posting spree and will hit up ALL of my threads or none at all. I like quick RPs, but if you're slower that's okay too because honestly my standards of  quick are kind of borderline ridiculous so I don't hold anyone to the same speed. I love romance, drama, literally anything. I'm super open and just love RPing <3

    LIMITS —€
    I'm a heathen so I'm open to everything. Death (yours or mine), violence (the bloodier the better, I like to torture my characters properly), sex/smut bring it on (although my only character is currently eleven so.. maybe not so much), also swearing is fine.

    OTHER —€
    Hit me up~ :)

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