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I was a bored, friendless kid who wanted to make their own stories in set universes. And suddenly I wasn't so bored and friendless anymore.

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I always had an overactive imagination. Pretending I was this or that. Making up stories, jotting them down or just playing them out in make believe or within my own head whenever I was bored. Even now when I post, I see the thread as a scene from a show or movie playing out in my head and write what my character does in this scene as my reply.  When I was twelve, my family finally got internet and when looking up something for Marvel Comics, google linked me to a then very active board on invisionfree. Once I saw that it was something called 'Roleplaying' and it was basically doing what I had been doing in my head with other poeple, I had to jump on this train. I was a child though which wasn't much of an issue when I started unlike now where most places are 18+ only. Definitely had my ups and downs and people taking advantage of me, but I don't regret starting up this hobby and continuing it now in my mid twenties.

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I started roleplaying as a young child, first I wrote stories alone with myself until I discovered the internet (11/12?) the rest is history. 

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I honestly attribute roleplay to when I was in middle school. As I did, I found out that it expanded onto my literary skill, and so I just kept doing it, eventually finding out that I actually wanted to write. So I have to say... thank you, child me. You made me the person willing to do 'fanfiction, but better'.

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I've always liked writing in general. Telling stories is such a fun way to really let your creativity go to work.
I guess I started rping because I wanted to tell stories with other people, and collaborating on plotlines is really great.

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A friend introduced me to a regular chat site. While I was browsing the different rooms, I stumbled my way into a roleplay chatroom and feel in love with the fantasy of it all. Now, I'm still in love with the fantasy of it all even though I have less time to devote, but it's handy sometimes with spurring my creative juices as an author.

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mostly because I love writing! I also really love the collaborative feel of roleplay, and the fact that I might have a concrete idea of who my characters are and what they might be up to, but when I'm playing them with other people, I don't have full control over the narrative, so it makes it more exciting. But a lot of the reason I started to rp was because I'd moved to a new city with my now husband, and our 3-month-old baby and I didn't know anyone. I was bored, and lonely and looking for an easy way to socialise in a city I knew no-one as a massive introvert. So roleplay was the best of both worlds. I could write and follow my passion and socialise without having to meet people face to face! xx

"To survive, you must tell stories" - Umberto Eco

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Ok, I'm about to age myself. So when I was a wee lass, my mother owned a shop that doubled as a meeting hall. I would be stuck there everyday after school. We had a windows 95 brick in the backroom where I would play minesweeper and solitaire. I needed something to escape the place I was and the things I shouldn't be listening to. So I started finding chatrooms and forums dedicated to escaping my reality. I hope that isn't an overshare, but I needed escapism and it got my through a tough and tumble childhood. 

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