My Rules of RP

I thought posting these would help new people decide whether they wanted to approach me about RP here on LJ and on Twitter.

1 - Venues - I do not RP in private venues or in IM. I do not lock down my Twitter. What I do is out in the open for all to see. That includes smut if it happens.

2 - The Smut - I do not RP for the sake of smut. If smut happens, and it is dictated by the characters' chemistry, then that is cool. I RP a lot of m/m. I'm horribly out of practice with m/f, and I have never done f/f. I hardly RP females, so it's not much of an option for me these days. I hate having to list the Smut so high on the list, but since it's the reason so many people RP, I felt the need.
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My tweets

  • Fri, 17:13: Apparently I was even capable of disappointing a figment of my fractured mind. @talldarknpsycho vanished mid tirade about me letting Elle >
  • Fri, 17:14: go. I spent the rest of the day working, and I took 15 minutes figuring out what was wrong with Elle's watch. But it eventually it was time>
  • Fri, 17:15: for me to close up and head to my mother's for dinner. I didn't want to go, but I had no choice. It was Wednesday. We always had dinner then
  • Sat, 11:07: RT @QuintopolisOne: Photo:

My tweets

  • Thu, 17:52: RT @WatchmakerSylar: I just had to unfollow someone that I've followed for years because they SPOILED an entire show for me. Thanks for ...
  • Thu, 19:18: Starting an RP with @talldarknpsycho. If you follow me, you will want to follow him. I haven't been here in forever, but this will be fun.
  • Thu, 19:22: @talldarknpsycho My fingers were shaking. I couldn't sleep. I couldn't eat. The guilt was devouring what was left of my soul. With a >
  • Thu, 19:22: @talldarknpsycho sniffle, I pulled the rope, trying to get the knot right. Suicide was a mortal sin, but then so was murder. But suicide>
  • Thu, 19:23: @talldarknpsycho could only be done once.
  • Thu, 21:52: Oh I made 9000 tweets tonight. Thanks for RPing with me @talldarknpsycho.
  • Thu, 21:59: In case you were wondering Gray & Sons belonged to my grandfather, and the sons were Samson and Martin.
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I'm Never Good Enough - Gabriel Gray Ficlet

Character: Gabriel Gray and Virginia
Genre: Gen
Author: sylar
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 235
Rating: G
Prompts: Meme #18, You can't always get what you want for a_muse_meme
Notes: Pretty much a personal experience turned into fic.

The news made my heart skip a beat. They wanted me. The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute thought that I was brilliant and talented. They were featuring my work in a real magazine where every watchmaker in the country and some outside of it would see. I’d be famous. People would respect me, and I might be able to find an apprentice of my own. It would be wonderful.

“Are they paying you for it?” My mother asked. She didn’t say anything else. She turned and went back to chopping up potatoes and dumping them into the big blue mixing bowl. It was chipped on the edge, and the glaze was cracked inside and out from age.

“Yes, I’m getting $100 for it.” That was a lie. The only payment I was getting was another year of membership with the AWCI where I’d get the quarterly magazine for free.

She’d done it again. Virginia Gray turned something I was proud of into nothing. She didn’t say, “That’s wonderful, Gabriel.” Or “Gabriel, I’m so proud of you.” Not even a, “That will be good for business, Gabriel.”

It wasn’t good enough for her. Nothing I did ever was.

The AWCI knew that I was good. They appreciated me. That was what mattered. I was not going to let her disapproval win, but it was too late. My stomach had gone sour, and I hadn’t even tasted dinner yet.