doublefangs: I guess I had just hoped they'd be "nice" since the RP's been in action a while and I just recently was asked to participate (rare thing, I guess?). The mods have "stated" that they're fine with COC, but I'm having my doubts a bit, too. You're right - I should call them out. I'll do that in the next group chat we have and see how bullshit the answer is. Also, thanks for posting my question. My two characters are both American: a cis Black straight guy and a cis bisexual (cont'd)
Filippina-Chinese girl. My characters haven’t been in the RPG yet since I wanted their profiles checked - I realize now that I’ve been too lenient on the writers and have only been side-eyeing/suspicious. Anyone who would be willing to check my characters/call bullshit on anything can go to my ASK box or private message me & I’ll link them. Thank you so much.
Anyone willing to help a member out? Drop tuchankas a line.
doublefangs: I'm a white RPer who was invited to a nice group RPG. However, all the characters in it are white except for half of mine (I have 4). I plan on writing more POC original chars b/c it skeeves me out that the RPG's NYC is all white & supermodel thin - so this place helps me not fuck things up too badly with my POCs. I was wondering if any of the mods or followers would be willing to read my character profiles for my POC? I would be super grateful and welcome critque! Thank you for making this blog
Is this RP based on the TV Show Girls?
We kid, sorry.
I can’t speak for the other mod but honestly, if I see a RPG that is all white, I won’t participate. It shows me right away how the mods feel about race and generally, in my experience, if they do allow in COC, they are reduced to stereotypes. I know you called them a “nice group” but I have to wonder how nice they really are (my opinion of course!)
If I was you, I would flat out ask the mods why everyone is white and thin. (But I do like to call people out on that stuff!)
As to looking over your profile, I’m publishing this and anyone willing to help can contact you. If you want to send us a follow-up and let us know what race these characters are, or you can submit the profiles and let the community read/comment. Whatever you feel comfortable with.
I know that character creation is a deeply personal thing and opening it up to critique from strangers can be a scary but I think ultimately very important step.
“I usually like playing romance with a main fantasy storyline. I don’t like IC things like roleplaying a certain character. I just like making my own and seeing how they interact with other people’s characters.”
Also looking for play by post or forum type RP with either players of color or characters of color prominent.
Do you know any places to RP that fit this description?
We’re so excited to have so many members follow in such a short amount of time. It really makes us smile that there are so many interested people here.
Of course, the whole point of this space is that we want content from you. Do you have a profile or website for your character? Do you have a blog post about being a roleplayer of color or portraying a character of color? Do you just want to introduce yourself and tell us where you play and what you play? We want it all!
Our submit box is open and waiting for you! Thank you so much for joining us on this project!
We’re discussing interactive content as well such as a question of the week sort of thing. If you have ideas, please let us know!
(Also, we can’t follow back on this blog but we will follow back everyone on our Twitter!)