NAME: Tayber, Tay, or TJ AGE: 27 GENDER: Genderfluid EXPERIENCE: Writing 15+ years, Fanfic for 12, RP for 5 TIMEZONE: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Feel free to message me anytime to work out things OOC!
I was born and raised in California, and I still live here and never ever want to leave. I write for too many British characters though, which bleeds through to my spelling a lot. I have been writing original stories and fanfiction basically since I can remember. I was raised to love and respect books, and literature in all its forms. I believe in the power of knowledge, personalized education, compassion, human equality, and that art, writing, and other thought provoking methods of expression are the key to changing the world. I live with my family, swear entirely too much, am owned by a cat, and live on a diet of coffee, pasta, and fiction.
May 2012, I was lured here by someone who's become one of my good friends and favourite writing partners. I've found that panfandom RP is a great way to keep writing for some of the smaller fandoms I adore that are all but dead in the fanfiction world. Furthermore, I love the organic, collaborative process of it, getting into new fandoms, and watching characters from very different worlds and backgrounds interact.
Some things of note about me:
~ Most of the time, I'm in on my characters for the long haul. My main two three years ago are still my main two now. I really love writing with people who are also devoted to their characters - it really sucks to still be in love with a line when your partner no longer wants to play that character.
~ I am crazy organized when it comes to my characters' information. All of my pups end up with character, game-specific, and relationship profiles, as well as playlists and other info tables on their journals.
~ I have a character type - magicians, thieves, emotionally dynamic melodramatic divas, people that roll with the punches when they still have no idea what's going on, and people with hidden depths that find strength they didn't know they had.
~ I'm finding my balance between character-driven and plot-driven writing, but I still lean more towards character development.
~ Open to ships, but I won't force them and I don't focus only on that. I take my time letting them develop, and I love working with unconventional dynamics - poly & open ships, friends with benefits, unexpected romances, one-sided crushes, short term flings and relationships that don't work out, etc.
~ I'm very visual and rely heavily on icons to judge and show a character's tone & mood, but I totally understand some people are stuck with defaults, so no worries!
~ I am embarrassingly bad at keeping in touch with people I like - I'm sorry, I love you, I miss you. I hate upsetting others and hurting people's feelings, and I have a terrible habit of "ignore it til it goes away" syndrome. I'm working on it.
Assorted fandoms (in no particular order)
Fright Night, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Supernatural, Orphan Black, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Sense8, The Dresden Files, Tolkien, Tamora Pierce, Gail Carson Levine, Nick Hornby, Doctor Who, Teen Wolf, Buffy/Angel, Castle, Broadchurch/Gracepoint, True Blood, Fullmetal Alchemist, Harry Potter, Farscape, Lost Girl, Danny Phantom, Sherlock Holmes, mythology, Dexter, Pushing Daisies, Blackpool, Firefly, plus many many more
~ Most of my RP characters are fandom, though I do have a few OCs for RP use.
~ Panfandom RPGs and GPSLs preferred
~ Will do PSLs for the right story, characters, and player
~ I am pretty flexible when it comes to format, but I write better via certain methods (more detail below!)
~ I'm open to writing with just about anyone and everyone, but communication is key! The more OOC communication we have, the better our writing relationship will be.
~ I am open to writing with people of all ages, but if you (or your character) are 18 or under, I will not write any adult-natured lines of any kind with you.
~ I only give my email/AIM out to writing partners. Otherwise, if you need to contact me, please use my contact post.
~ I'm very patient, prefer to turn the other cheek, and am generally very forgiving... up to a point. If you are persistently an asshole, eventually I will get fed up with your bullshit and I will drop you like a rock. Ain't nobody got time fo that!
LOGS, THREADS, & WRITING STYLE:
~ First-person network-style: This is my bread and butter. I only do one or two third-person threads a month, but the first-person comm boards are where I live.
~ AIM scenes: I like to use AIM for shorthand storybook scenes. The smaller scale means I get through them MUCH faster, and will write them far more often. They are far less detailed and would have short tags than a full thread, but this works well for scenes that are heavier on action or quick, back and forth speech. I will happily jot out quick and dirty scenes via AIM and then neaten them up in an IJ post or Gdoc for posting purposes. I do not use character specific AIM screennames, and I prefer third-person storybook to script formatting.
~ Third-person storybook threading: For me, these are best for emotionally heavy scenes or ones heavier on description. I find I write detailed scenes easiest when I can picture an event clearly in my head, as opposed to improvising on the spot. When I can picture the scene easily, then I write fairly quickly. When it fails to resonate, the words will often fail to come.
I enjoy journal-and-comment threads (mainly because I am an icon whore) but I tend write more quickly via Google docs. I'll go either way, depending on what my partner finds more comfortable. Or, if my partner is up for it, writing on google docs and posting through post/comments would mean the best of both worlds!
Longer tags are preferred because it gives me more to work with, but I definitely understand the value of a shorter tag during more action-oriented scenes. I try to find a happy medium, all I ask is that my partner tries to do the same!
content and desired subject matter
~ I love watching how characters interact and bring out the best or worst in each other, and my primary interest has always been character development. I like building close relationships (be it familial, friendship, frienemies, or lovers) between characters and seeing how this affects and changes them.
~ I want to write more plot-driven lines as well. I want much more than just domestics and who is dating who and which characters hate each others guts - I'm looking for some good, meaty plot that stretches my characters out and explores their flaws, their strengths, and their wits. I want to get my hands dirty with action and adventure and pushing my kids into becoming more. I want whodunits and investigations and fighting the bad guys.
~ I'm looking for stimulating conflict, not depressing drama. I prefer to write things that I (as the writer) know will have a positive outcome, but I do want the struggle to reach it. Hurt/comfort is a MAJOR plus. I want my characters to get in trouble and have to work to make it, BUT! I don't want nonstop pain with no reprieve or recovery.
~ I am open to ships, but I won't force them and I don't focus only on that. I take my time letting them develop, and I love working with unconventional dynamics - poly & open ships, friends with benefits, unexpected romances, one-sided crushes, short term flings and relationships that don't work out, etc. I want romance lines that are imperfect and flawed and sometimes they fight and sometimes they mess up, but they love each other and they will try to make it work.
~ I tend to prefer some kind of supernatural/fantasy/magic element to be involved, but it's not a hardcore requirement. I have endless amounts of fun with magic shenanigans (reincarnation, gender-swap, sharing a body, new found powers, spells & curses, age fluctuation, mind control, time-travel, reuniting with long lost loved ones, etc). Toss ideas at me! :)
COMFORT ZONE FOR SMUT:
~ As a general rule, fade-to-black only please. However, I will discuss the basic rundown of almost anything you wish to, because I feel it is important to know what exactly happened so the characters can react accordingly later.
~ I will only consider writing out sex scenes with writing partners I know well and trust, and I ask that such scenes be kept private between the two of us.
~ fandom, so-minor-they're-almost-OCs, fandom OCs, full OCs
~ non-ship lines, action, mystery, adventure, drama, angst, fluff, magic shenanigans, semi-crack
~ slash, femmeslash, het, difficult relationships, large age difference (provided both parties are 18+ and fully consenting), open, poly, and friends-with-benefits
THEMES/LINES I LIKE:
~ Supernatural, Fantasy, mystery, action/adventure
~ Modern, medieval/renaissance, Victorian through Dustbowl
~ Epic struggles and battles, fighting to save the world, impending apocalypse
~ Special bonds between different characters is a fascination of mine - soulmates (not necessarily sexually attracted), bromances, dichotomies, rivalries, deep-rooted enemies, siblings, parent and child, etc.
~ Physical and emotional hurt/comfort is my crack
~ Learning, struggling to improve oneself. Breaking down and rebuilding anew, redemption arcs
WILL NOT WRITE:
* incest, noncon, heavily abusive relationships
* straight horror/torture lines, anything that a character cannot emotionally/mentally recover from.
* I will NOT write anything that is purely based on a pairing. There needs to be more to it than a ship, or I will get bored.
* Ghost ships. If you want a ship, your character needs to reciprocate affection, attention, and taking the lead at times, or I will end the line. A ship line in name alone will only aggravate me, and I refuse to carry ANY line by myself.
* Petty catfighting and unexpected squabbles are stressful and make me NOT want to write. IC arguments must have substance and provide development, not just be there to feed peoples' egos. Please message me OOC before or during!