Real life comes first. Don't feel obligated to respond within a certain timeframe if you have something else you need to do. I get it, don't worry That said, if I don't hear from you either IC or OOC for a whole week, I will assume that you lost interest and move on.
Turning someone down can be awkward, this I know. So if I reach out to you and you'd rather not RP with me, it's totally fine to just not reply. I won't keep asking if I don't hear back on the first one.
The beauty of play-by-post is that we can respond whenever it's convenient, so even if our timezones are complete opposites, just respond whenever you happen to see a message. No need to worry about keeping me waiting, I got my own sleep schedule that I don't sacrifice for the sake of RP lol
Inquiring minds want to know why we too should befriend NaClPillar!
Did you remember to explain why your friend is awesome?