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Hi, My name is Dawn, and I am pushing through the latter years of my third decade on this spinning ball of water and dirt.

For someone who likes to roleplay modern human characters, I depict my actual self with a cartoon character.
↓ Meet Gretchen Switzer ↓
I watched an animated series on Tubi called The Freak Brothers, and I loved the character 'Gretchen Switzer' due to she having an appearance similar of my actual self. Character design for the series is done by Dwayne Biddix, Dustin Burkes-Larranaga, Ivan Mendoza, Chase Michaels, Anthony Piper, and Ken Siu.


RP Repository’s Questionnaire

What is your favorite kind of RP?
I like modern romance I guess. Probably because my life has no time for actual romance? I tend to be a niche player, not wanting to have magical, anime, or supernatural elements in my modern and recent history roleplays. I have nothing against all that, but I don’t get inspiration from it. I’m more of an ‘alternate-life’ roleplayer. :D

What do you hope to find here?
I hoped to have fun and meet new people and find like-minded writers that don’t mind my niche to write with that also doesn’t mind my erratic schedule.

How long have you been RPing?
I started 15 years ago making characters and writing stories, and a couple years later with others on a chat group.

Do you have any pets?
Sort of. A semi-feral silver shorthair tabby tomcat has adopted me and thinks I’m cool. He will only come into the house when I’m home alone. I think he’s cool and I call him Coolcat. He didn’t think I was cool when I took him to the vet to get desexed, vaccinated, and microchipped.

What's your favorite subject in school?
Science and medicine. I love it! Had dreams of becoming a doctor but I sort of burned out on the schooling. I may go back to it, or I may not. My motivation level is quite low these days.

What do you do for a living?
I’m an ER nurse practitioner

What are your hopes and dreams?
To be able to travel again?

Do you have any questions about the site?
Tons probably, but my mind can’t put them together right now. I’m kind of like the small town girl walking through the big city for the first time. Just kind of wandering around and clicking on links and stuff. This place is amazing!
My Roleplaying Journey
As part of my ‘mental-health care plan’, I have returned to roleplaying and writing which was a hobby I had as a pre-teen and teenager. It was during a talk with my psychologist early this year that reminded me of the joys I had and felt back when I was active in the hobby, and she suggested I should try and get back into it as a possible coping mechanism.

So I picked up a notepad at home and wrote out a fictional short in about two hours, and I could feel the creativity inside me just wanting to burst out! It took my mind off the relentless day-in/day out of this present day reality, and reminded me of what I had given up when I got too busy with studies in college.

This eventually set me out on a web-journey to find an active writing/roleplaying community to take part in where I could escape this world in my off-time through writing and roleplay of lives of created characters in a slightly altered modern world.

I checked out an old site I knew from before and it was dead, so I went on a wander through the sites on a ‘Top RP Site’ list. Many were too specific of a niche or seemed to rate high but there was very little activity on them. It was from here that I visited a site called ‘Roleplay Rebellion’ where I first saw mention of RP Repository in a thread about where people came from. A few days later, I was registered on the Black Dahlia site, and from there I checked out a colorful site called ‘Creative Freedom’ when I saw the mention of RP Repository again. So, I ventured here and really liked what I saw! Been enjoying some good roleplays with some good writers, and love making stories with them!
I now have Discord!
I will use it for OOC chat and the RPR group. Don't know. My ID is Dawnia#0050. Feel free to message me, but if you do, please identify yourself with your RPR name so I know who I'm talking to? :)
My Roleplaying Rules
It's my hope that having this somewhat extensive rulebook posted here that it will reduce the amount of OOC back and forth needed to ask and answer questions before starting roleplays. These are the rules that I play by and ask the same of my writing partners.
  • All RP writing partners must be 18+ years old. This is a solid rule.
  • OOC Story Planning: - Before starting a roleplay, I like to discuss and plot out a vague guideline with my writing partner to start with. It isn't 'cast in stone' but serves more as a roadmap to where things may go. If the flow of the RP and the writers mesh well, then things can possibly diverge or take side loops if it adds to and/or makes a better story. I just ask that my writing partner contributes creative input along the way and don't leave all the work to me with strictly 'reactionary' replies. I'll likely just stop roleplaying with you if I'm the only one driving the plot. It really kills all my motivation and makes me less inclined to respond if replies are only addressing the points my replies make. If I see this happening, I will mention it OOC once.
  • OOC is OOC. IC is IC. Let's do our best to avoid conflict and misunderstanding. I have a solid boundary between reality and roleplay and I keep separate our IC Story Roleplay from OOC Chat with separate threads so there can be no mistaking. This separation includes using endearing platitudes (beautiful, gorgeous, hottie, honey, baby, etc.).it’s ok IC in an RP story, but absolutely not in OOC conversation.
  • Writing Style: - I write in 3rd-person with a past-tense lean. I may write present tense if the scene calls for it, and I will sometimes add internal thoughts for my characters. I have trouble with 1st person and the whole 'You/I' references. I prefer 'Name/preferred pronoun' references based on the character gender preference.
  • English only. Grammar doesn't have to be perfect, but at least make it 90% to 100% understandable, please. We all make typos and have autocorrect throw a word we don’t see into the mix.
  • No one-liners or one-word replieѕ. Please, at least give me something to work with. I prefer at the bare minimum one paragraph or more with roughly no less than 100 words. If my previous reply does not give you enough to respond to please let me know.
  • No godmodding, metagaming, or assuming you know what’s best for my character. It really ruins the RP. Should an RP continue for a long time and we as writers get familiar with each other’s style, I sometimes will give permission for minor limited control of my character’s actions in my co-writer’s posts.
  • Not all RPs work out. I try my best to make a roleplay work after starting, and that includes attempts at tweaking things. But sometimes they just don’t work out. Writing styles are too different, characters don’t mesh, etc. It is better for both writers if a struggling rp ends sooner rather than later. I ask that should this ever be the case, I hope things are amicable. This is a two-way street.
  • When it comes to romance and intimacy, sensual scenes are allowed, but only as a part of the roleplay story. When a story progress into character intimacy, my preference is to ‘fade the moment to gray’. This means it can be detailed going into the start of any sexual acts, but there is no need to go into graphic details of the acts themselves on a long series of posts. I tend to get progressively more vague and summarize it up to the climax.
  • Comfort - If you have any comments, violent reactions, thoughts that are making you feel uncomfortable or any suggestions about the roleplay, please don't be shy to tell me. Don't stay quiet if there's something bothering you. The happiness and comfort of RP partners truly matter .
  • Patience - Please be patient and considerate when it comes to slow response. I work full-time in the medical field so needless to say things have been really insane the last couple years. So if there is any ‘silent times’ It's likely because I'm working. If I don’t reply when I am on the site, it is likely because I am not in the right headspace to write a quality reply to the roleplay. Rest assured, it will come. If I am ‘stuck’ and can’t get my muse engaged with it, I will let you know OOc. I'll also make sure to inform you if I'll be gone for more than a week. I do ask for my writing partners to do the same and extend me the same courtesy. Let's not ghost each other.
  • Respect: - I'm a human behind the screen and I have a life outside of this website. I come here and participate in co-writing with others as an escape from my daily life. I like OOC chat and discussion, but if you start bothering me to post, get rude, get demanding, make misogynistic comments, gaslight, or otherwise treat me like anything less than an equal, then I'm going to stop talking and roleplaying with you and you will be blocked. Once a roleplay starts, my replies will be somewhat erratic. It is likely they aren't going to be immediate, but there may be times when they are, so please don’t harass me for a response.
  • Endearing Platitudes: - I mentioned this already but it’s worth saying again. Please don't refer to me as 'beautiful', 'cutie', 'hun', 'precious', etc. in OOC conversation. It is not appreciated as I have to deal with this sort of stuff daily at work. It also, to me, comes across as blurring of the IC/OOC lines. You don’t ‘know’ me enough to have that sort of familiarity with me, and it makes me uncomfortable. These terms can be used in-character in roleplay stories between characters and within the context of the stories.
  • Genre Preferences: - My roleplaying genre preference is limited to Modern (some refer to it as 'Slice of Life) and Recent Modern Historical (20th and 21st century) and my character preference are for men/women with human face-credits. I like writing characters in different settings as a sort of 'alt-life' sans the current pandemic. I have nothing against futuristic/supernatural/fantasy roleplaying, it’s just doesn't inspire my interest. I will write modern-historical setting going back through the 20th Century as I find it fascinating and a challenge to get my headspace into what it would have been like in the time period.
A Modern World - A Modern Day Roleplaying Group

There is a group for those of us who like roleplaying as regular human people in a Modern Earth setting called A Modern World! To join, have a character fill out an application, read and understand the rules and acknowledge them, and submit the application for approval.

Bye for now! *waves*

Rave Reviews

Came across Dawnia last year when a couple of our characters started a roleplay. That roleplay is still going albeit at a slow pace. Joined her Modern World group and helped her get it through the initial growing pains, and have only good things to say about her! Love her characters and need to give them their own kudos. If you get a chance to write with Dawnia, I'm sure you will enjoy the experience! Kind and understanding Great sense of humor - Archivalist
Dawnia and I have been in touch for several years. We've done a few scenes together. At some point next year, I want to make it a goal to work with her again. I look forward to finally getting started in 2024. Kind and understanding Creative ideas - AgentMilkshake

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