Preferred Genres: Horror & Supernatural, Science Fiction, Fandom see below
Specific Preferred Genres:
I particularly love the supernatural/sci-fi/fantasy corner of the roleplay world, and Marvel and Harry Potter. But I'll look at any site that doesn't fit into the "not looking for" section below.
Unwanted Genres: Animals, Historical, Fandom see below, Other See below
Specific Unwanted Genres:
No Proboards. No sites focused on or heavily featuring sexual themes or content. No historical, animal-only, school-centric, or Dragonriders of Pern sites. No sites more than five years old. Trigger warnings must be enforced on all parts of the site and Discord. No homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, or similar themes OOC or as a major part of the setting IC. Do not post here if your site's community is one that talks or jokes about how much they hate men or how men are awful.
Now, I am usually a pretty easygoing and friendly person who keeps things light. This is the one serious part of my search. I am a genderfluid trans man. So, I repeat, do not post here if your site's community is one that talks or jokes about how much they hate men or how men are awful. I want to weed out places like that right here and now. Because yes, you are joking about how much you hate me and how awful I am. And that's not fun for me, for obvious reasons.
Hey there! I'm Jax and I'm looking for a site. Hm, how about I tell you a little about me? I'm in my early twenties and I go by they/them pronouns. I've been roleplaying about seven years now and writing on my own about twice as long. I like to talk and make friends with people! So an active and friendly OOC community is important to me. But I do prefer smaller communities over bigger ones. Other than that, I'm pretty open. Profile app, shipper app, Jcink, self-hosted, fandom, original, it all goes. I have very few hard restrictions, as mentioned above, but they are hard restrictions. So don't post saying "I know you said you didn't want x, but-".
I usually post a couple times a week, around 400 words per post. I would prefer that to be the average speed and length. And that most writers are around a 'literate' level. Basically I like multi-paragraph posts, containing few grammar or spelling errors, that move the thread along. I also like to have more than one character and I prefer to have short cooldowns between them. I don't mind caps as long as I can make at least three or four before I'm cut off or have to use points or whatever.
Speaking of characters, I like to write queer POC characters in open or poly ships. Most of them are some kind of morally grey or chaotic good/neutral temperament. So I'd greatly appreciate it if you have characters like that already on your site! Especially if they're canons or wanteds. I love taking ads and getting my character right into the middle of things right off the bat.
And I love sites where I can play different races/species. Sandbox is my jam! Or anywhere the lore is made so that members can play around with it a little. I can't say strict-vs-flexible is going to be a tipping point in me choosing a site, although I am less likely to join fandom sites if I don't know the fandom. And I've never been particularly fond of real life sites. But I'm very open to expanding my horizons!
I also like medium or dark skins. Or at least sites that won't be making me shriek “my eyes, they burn!” like Gollum with glasses. Speaking of glasses, I like sites that have at least 12pt font and good contrast. Aka sites that are readable. I also really like being able to tab/hide chat and if there aren't a bunch of hovers or gifs. I am easily distractible. And I have slow internet.
I think that's way too long dear god all! I'd love if you told me a little bit about your site and why you think I'd like it instead of just dropping your ad in. I like knowing that you took the time to read and you think I'll genuinely enjoy being on your site. Anything goes that wasn't described in my "not looking for" paragraph, so go forth and advertise your sites to me! Here's a cookie for your trouble.