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  • Epic Member
  • Gender: Agender

(Pronoun-apathetic)

Sexuality: Asexual

Location: United Kingdom

Personality: Very shy, silly, wall-of-text generator x3

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~Life is that thing you do whilst waiting for RP~

Big thank you to whoever it was who anonymously gifted me epic membership! <3


Important Info

Availability:

(Almost) always open for RP! For details on what kinda RPs I'm looking for, see THIS THREAD. Please note that I occasionally go through periods where I'm not in an RP mindset and may slow considerably. This normally happens for a month or two every 3 or 4 months. I will likely still post during such a period, just maybe every couple of days or so.

My responses might be slower (or inexistent) on Sunday - Tuesday. If so, it is due to correcting my sleeping patterns after the weekend, and completely down to tiredness.


Forum messages:

If you reply to any of my LfRP threads with something like "hi" or "hello" or anything unhelpful to discussing an RP with no other text, YOU WILL BE IGNORED. I'm not good at social stuff and don't really know how to handle those sorts of replies, so I've decide I'm just going to pretend they don't exist. If you want to be sure that I respond to your reply, at the very least express interest, but also try to put forth things such as characters you might want to use and if the prompt has multiple options, which options you want.

Private Messages:

I do not RP without first discussing said RP. I don't like jumping in blind. So please don't send me starter posts when we haven't discussed RPing yet (especially if we haven't interacted in any way until that point, as that's just rude). I would also like it if messages sent to me get straight to the point. Don't just send me a greeting with nothing else attached to it, as that would probably be ignored.

Other Information:

I COMPOSE ALL MY CHARACTERS' THEME TUNES!

I am over 18. My exact age will be given if and when it is necessary to do so.

I do not ghost. And would appreciate not being ghosted in return.

I generally accept friends requests (as long as you message me first about it, else you'll be insta-declined), but I don't friend back unless I at least consider the other person to be an acquaintance. If you're only friending me to get my activity in your feed, great. If you want to actually be my friend, get to know me first. Naturally, I accept friend requests from those I'm acquainted with without any need for asking.

About Me


The Serious Stuff

I once watched a 10 hour video of Nyan Cat all the way through.

In all seriousness... (though the above statement is actually true)...

I play piano (and otamatone) and ride a motorcycle. I have music playlists that include both Coldplay and Amon Amarth. I love car racing games but have barely a competitive bone in my body. I am a bundle of silly contrasts.

I have Autism Spectrum Disorder, so there will be cases where I enter social situations somewhat unusually or outside of normal etiquette. I apologise for this.

My activity when online is variable. Sometimes I can reply straight away to messages, sometimes I can reply a couple of times a day, sometimes I can reply once a week - it depends on my mood, motivation and ideas. I try to keep a minimum of one reply a week, and may be online for long periods without replying as my activity on the site itself isn't dependent on my motivation to RP.

I almost never bail on an RP (almost every instance that I have done was due to taking a break from the site), so unless I've been inactive for a very long time, chances are that I'll get back to you with a reply at some point. I'd prefer that if anyone is getting bored of an RP and doesn't want to continue to please tell me so I don't sit waiting around for weeks wondering if I'd get replies. I'd also like to be told if I'm going in an uncomfortable direction so I know to not make matters worse by pursuing it further. I don't typically do romance or sexual content in RPs.

Most of my characters are quite young, and that's for two reasons. Firstly, I feel I can identify and empathise with them better and thus feel more natural RPing that kinda role. Secondly, I RP primarily to escape the shackles of adulthood.

RP Style

Typically, I do multi-paragraph RPs. Once I'm into an RP, the bulk of my posts are about 2 paragraphs long, though I do sometimes only post 1 if there's less to say. Depending on circumstances, I can post super-long walls of text, which particularly happens toward the start of an RP, and can often surpass a total of 10 paragraphs.

I tend to write in a story-telling manner. One of my biggest strengths in school was creative writing, and during my KS3 SATs years, I was easily averaging 7A grade with my creative writing work (which was the maximum grade for English SATs at the time). Whilst nothing professional came of that skill - partly due to my poor attention span and thus trouble writing longer pieces, partly due to my comparatively poor grasp of the analytical side of high school+ level English (to the extent where I was getting A*s for my writing in GCSEs but only Ds for Reading) - it serves me well in creating narratives, especially when combined with my creative imagination and easy improvisation of plot events. That being said, if you don't have the patience for novel-style posts or feel intimidated by it, I'm probably not the best partner for you.

Character development is a big thing for me in an RP, particularly with my more established characters. Pausing adventures to form bonds and friendships is something one should look out for in my RPs. Partners who just want the action and normally skip past the bonding and getting-to-know-each-other phase of an adventure might clash with this, so if you get easily bored by it, you might want to think for a bit before picking me as a partner.

As for my weaknesses... I do tend to get a bit controlling when in charge of a plot, at least when it comes to the mechanics of the setting. And when I'm following another's plot, I can get pretty passive unless I'm explicitly told to put in more input. This is mostly because when I have a story idea, plotlines and scenarios flood my mind instantly, and I get excited over them, resulting in me essentially taking on a GM role; but when I'm not in charge, I get worried about stepping out of line with someone else's story or breaking the mechanics of the setting.

I do often like to experiment a bit with unusual characters and concepts. That's why I have weird characters like T'joa in my roster. Ordinary humans bore me when I'm forced to RP as them, though I'm completely fine with pairing my wacky characters with humans and seeing how they gel. Whilst I typically avoid romance and sexuality, I'm completely fine with things like nudity (when not related to the fore-mentioned topics), so if you're not comfortable with that and you see me being too casual with it, just say and I'll scale it back. That includes other topics that might cause discomfort too, such as dark themes or too much experimenting with weird characters.

Whilst I don't tend to bail on RPs, even when they start boring me (and if I'm completely done with a scenario, I'll say so and state my reasons), I can slow down significantly if I start to struggle. Generally this happens when I'm in charge an RP more than following someone else's prompt, because the primary reason is having a partner who breaks the pacing; consistently misinterprets or conflicts with established world mechanics; derails the plot multiple times without providing an interesting outcome to the derailment; or frequently leaves out details in their post that I deem important to know for my own follow-up.

The fun stuff

I enjoy motor sports. I only have a provisional driver's license (to allow me to ride a 125cc motorcycle with learner plates unaccompanied), but I play a lot of driving games and have watched a lot of F1, FE and WRC in the past.

I'm not really into other sports, though I'm always willing to support my country (even when I don't agree with its political leadership). That includes association football, though I do enjoy playing football management games, partly because I've grown up with them and partly because I love stats and databases which are central to those sorts of games.

I'm a yognaut (that is, a watcher of the Yogscast). I don't enjoy solo youtube streamers (except Angory Tom with his solo city builder stuff, but he's a member of the Yogscast anyways), so I don't really watch any of the more popular youtube channels. I've also watched Game Theory for a couple years or so and thus watch a lot of GT Live. Beyond that, I'm a fan of Critical Role and 'Dice, Camera, Action!' on Geek & Sundry and Dungeons & Dragons respectively. Whilst I don't watch a huge amount of actual TV, I get most of mine from Netflix and Amazon Video. I've watched most MCU Marvel shows and am a big sci-fi junky.

The not-so fun stuff

I'm Telephonophobic, thanatophobic, neophobic, agoraphobic, gerascophobic and social phobic.

Best times to catch me online:

GMT 12:00 -> 03:00
EST 08:00 -> 23:00
PST 05:00 -> 20:00
AEST 22:00 -> 13:00

Note: Depending on circumstance, the above times may differ greatly from actuality. Those are just the most likely times.

Note 2: I'm far more comfortable RPing on RPR than going elsewhere and much prefer all my RP to be done here. I get very anxious when IMing with those I don't know well, and I'm always dubious about setting up a new account on a new site. if you're that desperate for a new RP, and I'm equally as desperate and you simply must RP elsewhere, then I might comply, but otherwise I would rather stick here. Most likely alternate venue is Discord.

RP Stats:

Current Activity Level:
Variable, Improving (Varies from RP to RP and from time to time. Should be improving. Aiming for at least once every 3 days. Likely more with newer RPs and group RPs.)

Join Date: April 2014

Active: 5
Stalled: 6
Past: 87

More Details

Oldest still-active RP start date:17/Oct/2017
PM RP with most posts: 1760 ( 28/Apr/2016 -> 04/Aug/2016)
Last break from site: 10/Aug/2016 -> 03/Nov/2016

RPs as Riik: 26
RPs as Kiro: 14
RPs as Ara: 4
RPs as Cysgod: 5 (1 active)
RPs as Deril: 11
RPs as Eltrinander: 1
RPs as Gentle-Heart: 3 (1 active)
Rps as Heikki: 0
RPs as Hóng: 0
RPs as Ixon: 2
RPs as Kyricx: 5
RPs as Mickel: 2 (1 active)
RPs as Nil: 1 (1 active)
RPs as Solas: 4
Rps as Stephanie: 0
RPs as Tetsuji: 1
RPs as T'joa: 3
RPs as Tym: 6
RPs as Vildryn: 4
RPs as Viptak: 0
RPs as Xá'Taren: 7 (1 active)
RPs as Zyxarekti: 1

RPs as the crew of the Avant-garde: 2 (1 active)
RPs as Pokémon OCs: 0
RPs as minor characters: 5

(Only counts RPs taking place on the RPR site)

Pet Peeves:
  • Autoplaying/Powerplaying of my characters (including indirectly)
  • Too many actions / too much time progression in one post (Unless nothing worth acting out is happening and details are kept vague enough to allow for my characters to react to given situations as they normally would)
  • Use of text-speak
  • People sending LfRP replies or requesting RPs then not replying any further. If you've changed your mind about RPing with me, PLEASE tell me.



Favourite Songs

- Wide Open by The Chemical Brothers (ft. Beck)

- Untouchable by Anathema

- Speed of flow by THE RODEO CARBURETTOR

- Kasumi by Dir en grey

- Hajimari no hi by Suga Shikao (feat. Mummy-D)

- Knights of Cydonia by Muse

- Masquerade of Piety (originally by Vicious Crusade) by Nightside Glance

- It's Not a Moon by Bad Lip Reading

- Ghost Love Score by Nightwish

- Erased by Paradise Lost

Favourite Sci-Fi TV Series

- Doctor Who

- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

- Nightflyers (I know, unpopular opinion, but I loved it)

- Red Dwarf

- The Expanse

- Torchwood

- Firefly

- Star Trek: Discovery

- Dark Matter

- Farscape


Roleplaying Game Streams I watch

- Acquisitions Incorporated (Penny Arcade) [D&D 4E/5E]

- Critical Role (Geek & Sundry) [D&D 5E]

- High Rollers (Yogscast) [D&D 5E]

- Yogsquest (Yogscast) [Various]


Games I'm Currently Playing

- Minecraft

- Gran Turismo Sport

- Spore: Galactic Adventures

- Freelancer

- Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

- BIT.TRIP RUNNER

- Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition

- Colony Survival

- WRC (World Rally Championship) 7

- DiRT 3

Games that Defined My Childhood

- Sid Meier's Civilization

- Total Drivin

- Pax Imperia Eminent Domain

- Star Wars: TIE Fighter

- Command & Conquer

- Final Fantasy VIII/IX

- Hogs of War

- Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

- Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance

- Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun

- Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil

- Neverwinter Nights

- Freelancer

- Neverwinter Nights 2

My Gaming Rig

Computer Original Purchase Date: 2014
Latest Upgrade: Sep. 2018

MOTHERBOARD: Asus M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-8320 w/ Noctua NH-D14 Cooling System
GPU: Asus ROG Strix AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
HARD DISK: 1TB SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM

HEADSET: Asus ROG Centurion 7.1 Surround Sound
BACKUP HEADPHONES: Takstar Pro 80
SPEAKERS: Logitech Z323

KEYBOARD: Perixx PX-1100
MOUSE: Logitech G502
MONITOR: Huion Kamvas GT-191 Graphics Tablet
FLIGHT STICK: Saitek X-52
WHEEL: Thrustmaster T300RS
SCANNER: HP Scanjet 200
GAMEPAD: XBox 360 Controller

Stuff that's made me cry


I've attempted to list this in chronological order. Older stuff might be added later as I remember it.

Shows (Including D&D Livestreams)

- Farscape (Sad)

- Tegami Bachi (Sad)

- Gintama (Sad, Happy, Laughter)

- Fringe (Sad)

- Watership Down (2018) (All the feels)

- Critical Role (Sad)

- Nightflyers (idk)

- Star Trek: Discovery (Sad)

- High Rollers (D&D) (Sad)

- Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (Sad)

Movies

- The Fox and the Hound (Sad)

- Toy Story 3 (Sad)

- Watership Down (1978) (Sad)

- Logan (Sad)

- Avengers: Infinity War (Sad)

- Blade Runner 2049 (So many feels)

- Avengers: Endgame (All the feels)

Games

- This Is Football (Frustration)

- Final Fantasy IX (Sad due to losing a save game due to accidental overwrite)

- Antichamber (Reflective)

- Undertale (Sad, Happy, Reflective)

- Ori and the Blind Forest (Sad)

- Klonoa (reflective)

- Deltarune (Happy, Reflective)

- The Elder Scrolls Online - Murkmire (Sorta sad-happy reflective)

Classical Piano Pieces I can play


Strikethrough = out of practice

- Ludwig van Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (1st Movement)

- Christian Petzold's Minuet in G Major

- Friedrich Burgmüller's Arabesque

- Muzio Clementi's Sonatina in C Major

- Frédéric Chopin's Prelude in E Minor

- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Solfeggio in C Minor

- George Frideric Handel's Sarabande in D minor

- Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude in C Major

- Erik Satie's First Gymnopédie

- Edward MacDowell's To a Wild Rose

- Albert Ellmenreich's Spinning Song (Learning)

- Ludwig van Beethoven's (? - Unconfirmed attribution) Sonatina in G Major (2nd Movement) (Learning)

Rave Reviews

  • I started a RP with him and I’ll say this: he has TALENT! Oh my gosh! He can write like nobodies business. He is descriptive and he makes his characters come alive. I actually feel like I’m there with him in the RP. He is fabulous. I suggest you RP with him! :)
    -- Bloody_stars
  • Riik has a vision, and I love that about him (and so will you) I haven't finished an rp with him but I've been running with his Avant-Garde and enjoying it a lot. The characters are unique and have personality all their own. Riiks writing on top of this includes...
    -- Voldarian_Empire

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