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Shadow-Ranger

Health Update 23 Jan 2020
- Update on my
right elbow.
I smacked it into the corner of a nightstand really hard. It was the outer bone knob where the joint is. It hurt but I shook it off and after a couple hours it felt better. During the week my tendens in my arm got inflamed and it made typing painful to do. But it did feel better... and I was doing good until yesterday. That's when I hit the same spot in the car door when driving trying to back into a parking place. My whole arm is now in pain and I'm on some heavy painkillers. The long and short of it is I can't type without it hurting really bad, or it eases and I can type but my brain is mush on the painkillers. I'm going back to the clinic tomorrow morning and see if I actually cracked the bone and see if there is anything else I can do to get this to heal up.
The good news is it isn’t fractured. The bzdnees is it is badly bruised and there is damage to the scar tissue that was some other screw-up I had in life (crashing my bike as a kid... falling shins hiking in the mountains with a full backpack, etc). It will heal but it still my be hard for me to type RP replies. So far it’s been ok and I’m getting my range of movement back. I need to get a skaters elbow pad to keep me from banging it into anything else until it heals up all the way.


Don't Stop to Speak or Look Around
Your Gloves and Fan are on the Ground
We're Getting Out of Town
We're Going On the Run
And You're the One... I Want to Come

- Jim Morrison

Update - Jan 2020

RP Repository to me is all about Collaborative Writing Roleplays with other fine writers, character development, and telling the stories we create!
Write On Everybody!


Be Excellent to Each Other 2020 - A New Beginning!

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Timezone: I reside in Australia in the UTC +10 Timezone so my hours on RPR are quite out of sync with both North and South America, and Europe where all my writing partners reside.

Contacting Me:
On RP Repository
  • Private Message (18+ only)
  • Guestbook Entry (In-Character) to any of my characters (Feel Free to post an RP Prompt if you are so inclined)
Outside of RPR:
Friend requests... message me and talk to me. I don’t accept every cold friend request that comes my way.

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"What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her
Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn
And tied her with fences and dragged her down"

- Jim Morrison

Me ...
I started out early with some World War 2 LARP as a kid. I did tabletop D&D using the TSR 2nd edition rules, and I've also been involved in some World War 2 gaming/rp mixes Luftwaffe, Squad Leader, Battle of the Bulge, Close Combat to name a few). I have been a full-on J.R.R. Tolkien Middle Earth freak for many a year with much of my online RP experience having been set in Middle Earth starting in 1999 when the Lord of the Rings movies were being made.

My RP style is that of a collaborative writer. I consider my RPs as 'stories' (as opposed to being a 'player' playing a 'game'). I've written short stories based in my own fantasy world, historical fiction, and some fanfics based in Tolkien's Middle Earth and Glen Cook's Black Company worlds. I have been, and currently am in longterm RPs on another site and had successfully written to a close a five year mash-up RP of the two above worlds. RP and story writing is what I do as a hobby.

My original reason for signing up to this site was to get all my various characters I've created over the decades a place to live. I've also been continiously working on getting all my stories organised and archived, and will be posting some of them in the Annals of Middle Earth group as I get them edited. I figure this will be a life-long project as I have reams of notebooks I need to review and scan. I had a cabinet full of floppy discs, burned CDs, thumb drives, and such but have archived them on an external hard drive and backed it up on a cloud. Now that I'm not working or being distracted, this may actually happen!

I have come to enjoy the Modern Slice of Life sort of RPs since coming here, and have forayed into the 'old west' genre as well as getting back into some World War 2 RP again.

Feel free to ask me questions. My contact details are listed on my profile!


"The Killer awoke before dawn and he put his boots on...
He took a face from the ancient gallery and he...
Walked on down the Hall..."
-Jim Morrison
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Some Special Mentions...
My RP Repository Character Showcase

Here is a link to my 'Featured Character Showcase' thread which I update every time I find characters I like. I'm marking the ones I have written Kudos for with an •.
My Wall of Appreciation
of the people I have come to know and write with since coming here to RPR.

These are the wonderful people and characters I've written RP with here on RPR:
People who I've RP'd with but are no longer on the site (lined out):
  • Lady of Gondor (Scarlett Heart and Annie Hood)
  • ElenaPeriwinkle (Freya DiSilvestro)
  • Kim for her dedication and hard work that she puts into this site. Thank you for providing us this beautiful role playing site for us all to play in!

Each and every one of these people and characters have made my time on RPR a blessed experience.
The Fallen
  • John Roby Wolf ~ In memory of my cousin - A Fallen Hero ~ August 23 1945 - November 20 1967 ~ I made this character as a memorial to my cousin who was Killed in Action in Vietnam. One page of the profile is dedicated to the memory and gathering of all I can on him and the battles he was in between March and November 1967
  • ~ Starlight Diva ~ In Memory of Jessica 'Raven Tinuviel' Davis ~ January 1 1970 to February 24 2019. ~
    I'm in a "cheery" mood tonight. I got word that a dear friend I worked with for a time in the late 1990's and RP'd with in the 2000s has passed away after a battle with ALS/MND. We had quite deep talks back in the day and she told me of her heroin addiction as a teenager.



    She said this song by Black Sabbath was spot on when it came to opiate use. She was one tough woman. Having a daughter at age thirteen, addiction, rehabilitation, single motherhood, yet always seemed to have a positive attitude and was quite an outwardly happy person. Rest in Peace Jessica 'Raven Tinuviel' Davis - January 1 1970 to February 24 2019.

    I created the character Starlight Diva in honour of her. We had been involved in collaborative RP writing since 2000 after we found each other on a site called DarkStarr. Her username there was Starlightdiva, and over a few weeks there we got into a bit of an erotic orgy RP with a few others. It ended as quickly as it began, and we chatted in an OOC thread and we found out we were registered on The One Ring, a Tolkien-Middle Earth site created in the heady daze of the Lord of the Rings movie-making at the turn of the century. There, she was known as Raven Tinuviel and I was my Ranger character Halasian. We started and wrote many a Middle Earth-based RP story there. I last RP'd with her there in 2007, and I lost touch with her completely in 2009 when she quit answering emails.

    It was only by chance that I got an email notification from The Land of Rohan message board we both had frequented back 'in the old days' alerting me that she had posted anew. It turned out it was her granddaughter logging into her account telling people she knew that she had died. The news kind of hit me a bit hard. It wasn't like we were close in real life or anything as we only shared the same employer for a few months. But we were close online after that and close in RP. Her characters and several of mine had some intense RP in our stories. I sent her granddaughter my condolences and shared some stories with her about our time together online. When her granddaughter asked me if I had memories and saved stories I would share, I spent some time going through my collected files. I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to RP stories, and my computers and storage drives and my long-running email address are a bit like when Gandalf went into the depths of the library archives of Gondor in the Fellowship of the Ring movie. Anyway, I found some long forgotten gems, and it got me in touch with some other co-writers that were in some of our group RPs, and some of the original threads were found on some of the sites that hadn't ceased to exist over the years. (It was good to see that our mutual friend 'Hunter' had revived one of the stories on The One Ring and is finishing it)

    Starlight Diva is my way of honouring my dear friend. She is a work in progress, and I will be updating her page regularly as I have time to go over all the stories and the planned stories we had written over the years. I have based Starlight Diva's initial histories to one of the first things she ever shared with me on DarkStarr when she wanted my critique of her character bio. It was not set in any fandom and was quite detailed. She took parts of it and adapted it to her Middle Earth character, which I will be writing as one period of time in her list of outlines. I will not be roleplaying with this character though. She is strictly a shrine to my dearly departed friend and role playing partner and a place for me to write and hold to her memory. She would have loved RP Repository!
My Views on “Ghosting”
I take ghosting with several grains of salt and no amount of practice on my part will change the behaviour of others. I just throw the RP in my ‘gone dark’ folder.

One of the “best” ghosting I had happen was a couple weeks of OOC to plan out an rp and they were all go right up to the day I write a starter and send it..... then silence. I wait a couple weeks and sent a short polite OOC... silence. Oh well.

In retrospect I sort of got the feeling they were just playing with me and never intended to rp. That or my writing was ‘that bad’. :D

My experience with online rp on all my old sites has been the ghosting phenomenon was rare, but there. It happened here and there. In my year and a half on RPR it’s happened in one form or another fairly regularly. I have come to chalk it up as a ‘normal’ here and factor it into the attrition ratio.

The good thing is I’ve been involved in more RP here in this time than before, It’s the old story of separating the wheat from the chaff. I have some lovely RP writing partners and met a new one last week!

The moral is to not get TOO invested into any rp and know that all writers may bail out on the hobby at any time. Of course that doesn’t apply to the ghosts who just stop communicating and keep up their presence on the site. Common courtesy says that a word or two to end things would be proper if you’re going to still be around. It’s the polite thing to do. I’m not sure when individual feelings trumped common courtesy in social interactions but it did i the last ten years or so.


Rave Reviews

Though we haven't written together yet I have no doubt we will in the future! DR is a very friend, creative, and fun person. I always see him out and about on the forums and he's great to talk to OOC. - MercyInReach
After helping with the fundraiser for Operation Audacious Phoenix, Shadow-Ranger went on to help squash 3 bugs during beta testing! Helpful - Zelphyr

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