I. A certain level of maturity is demanded at BED
. If you have an aversion to foul language, themes of a sexual nature, sopor slime use/abuse, or violence, kindly go back from whence ye came.
II. Likewise, we have certain standards of writing
. There are multiple spell-checkers strewn across the internet; they're not contraband. An occasional mistake in a post here or there is not the end of the world (however, your application should be spotless - SPOTLESS, I SAY!). Having said this, please write to the best of your ability. If you write beneath an "advanced" level, in Neopets terms, you will probably experience an extremely grueling application process, social exclusion, being shunned, et cetera.
III. Don't worry - we're not elitist assholes, we promise. We just like a little more structure and knowledge
than what is offered on Zingled. If you know Homestuck and you can write at least semi-decently, you're sure to be accepted promptly.
IV. You can write in present tense or past tense
. It doesn't matter; just be adept at what you do!
V. This should be very linear in contrast to the majority of one-shot roleplays that are found within the Homestuck fandom. When you post something here while in character, it's sort of written in stone! If you decide to kill off Terezi pre-emptively, you can't just pretend that never happened in another thread.
It keeps things more organized and interesting! Plus, it allows for character development. C: The only exception to this is the crack board, where you can spin tales of brocest or john/casey porn. Lmao. Actually, I guess you could do those IC, too, but it'd be pretty weird.
VI. The minimum word count is 200 words
and if you have to bitch about this one you MIGHT BE IN THE WRONG PLACE?
I. Characterization is absolutely beautiful. There is nothing more important on this site than being able to encompass every facet of your character's being and to play them out as such
. It would be wise to choose a character that you LOVE to play, because it might be a little difficult for you to commit to one that you don't have a passion for emulating. Using their typing quirks when in Pesterchum/Trollian is mandatory, but we want you to deepen the connection a little more! When you write using your character, please make sure it's a correct analysis of how they would react to a situation! Make an effort to show how Feferi is good-hearted and kind, but not willing to back down; don't try to give us a Dave that is a wimpy little bitch inclined to show his every feeling.
II. As for shipping, you're free to ship your character with whomever you'd like in whatever quadrant you'd like
! Just make sure you check it over with the person playing them, of course. Crack pairings are a little weird, but if that's what you agree to, then WHATEVA MAYN.
III. Character age/maturity is often skewed in roleplaying because I guess Andrew Hussie didn't know his target demographic would be college students with too much fucking time on their hands, lol. No, I kid, I kid. We know the actual ages of the characters are set in stone, but we're really lenient as to how you portray them
. Most people tend to ignore the issue altogether and just sort of roleplay them at an indiscernible age past their gives ones. We honestly don't care what you choose to do.
IV. There is a limit of two canon characters per person
. Unfortunately, there are only so many playable characters in this genre; we want to get a nice coterie of friends here, not just six people hording characters. C:
I. You must include a paragraph or two each for your character's personality, as well as their physical description.
These do have a point; without them, it's hard to discern whether or not you'll be able to emulate the character well. Further, it helps the other roleplayers learn more about the character they'll be doing threads with! After that, you merely respond to the one of the prompts given, in character, third person or first person
. That's it. There are certain pieces of information that you must include, such as an example of their typing quirk, but we merely provide a question; you provide as much or as little as you think you need to give us the best grasp of your character. We don't like to see lists of quirks and other unnecessary bullshit that people already know about Homestuck. We like to see great writing style and knowledgeable use of character traits!
II. If you fuck up your application a little, we will mark it as "pending" and offer you tips as to how you could re-evaluate what you have done.
This is by no means a denial: it means we like it, and we want you, but there are just certain irksome tidbits that need to be rectified before we can turn you into a full-blown vampire, Bella Swan. It's probably just because you accidentally or mistakenly attributed something to the character that seems a little off. Grounds for this classification
: erroneous grammar or usage of English language but nothing beyond repair, not a strong enough example of character, incorrect characterization, too eerily on target with something someone else has written (i.e. you copied and pasted the character from MSPA wiki).
III. If you fuck up the application incomprehensibly, we will reject your application with a flat-out NO.
That means no trying again. That means get the fuck off the website, you're making it dirty. Grounds for doing this are: irreparable bastardization of character, hideous usage of English language (giving the impression that it was typed by an illegal immigrant), just being a huge twat in general. This does not happen often, so don't be scared.
IV. If you are denied for one character or someone else's application concurrently bests yours, feel free try out for any other character!
V. Please register with your character's chumhandle/trolltag before you post your application!
Makes things so much easier for us.
VI. Should two (or more) people attempt to apply for the same character, a strife will occur. Both parties will initially be given however much time they need to complete their application; however, once the first person involved in the strife posts their finished application, the other strifing member(s) have exactly one week before final judgement will begin
. During the week in which all parties must complete their application, feel free to make as many alterations and additions to your application as you want. Basically, do what you feel shows your best writing and characterization.
VII. Applications in a strife will be reviewed and judged more harshly than normal applications.
It is, after all, a battle of sorts. If you plan on applying and you'll be involved in a strife, then you might as well try to get to got tiger if you want to win!
VIII. If you lose a strife, don't be dicouraged! You are more than welcome to go for a different character
, although you will have to apply for him / her like you did before.
I. BE NICE.
There's no reason to h8, here, everyoooooooone. You don't necessarily have to be a bucket (o gog) full of sunshine, but don't outright insult anyone or try to make them feel bad. Sarcasm is welcome, just don't be a douchebag.
II. Be mature.
PLEASE. Please, for fuck's sake, and I don't mean in the calm, collected way. I'm a flippant, aggressive sophomore in college with a a tendency to log on drunkenly on the weekends. I talk about sex and other shit not privy to the pre-adolescent mind. If this offends you, please either shut up and deal with it (or with any other similar antics by members) or get out. I want this to be a community of people who can speak about ANYTHING and not be criticized for it. MoThErFuCkIn LoVe, people. I'm not saying younger people can't join (they certainly may!) but I am going to be one abrasive scar on their pristine minds. (o:
III. Be reasonably active.
I am aware that school sucks dick and the majority of the world besides me isn't casually fluent in French which makes their Italian/French double major obscenely easy. I am also aware most people have social lives and aren't nocturnal (I say these things with an obvious touch of self-mockery). If you can't come online for a few days, no big, but if you exceed a week and a half without warning I'll be forced to put your character(s) up for grabs again. Even when I was a Pre-Med major I could manage a few roleplaying hours per week (and getting belligerently drunk and failing Calc, but that's another story). Just try not to up and leave us, okay? I want us all to be beeeeeeeeeest fwwwwwweeends.