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@basil_

Here's the context: I haven't role-played in three years but I need to figure out some stuff about a character of mine as he's getting older.
The setting is either Philadelphia or NYC (haven't decided yet but it doesn't really matter), character age is 22-30. Nothing supernatural or super suspenseful. We can talk about what we want our characters to end up as (friends, partners, enemies, etc.).
Looking for someone who will provide mature, thought-out replies/characters :)

@Davadio emoji_events

( do you want a writing sample to make sure I'm the type of writer you're looking for? You don't have to say yes just because I asked first)
(And you said nothing supernatural or suspenseful, so are you looking for more modern day realistic? No magic, no fantasy elements, no sci Fi?)

@basil_

(do you have another sample that's a bit more realistic? don't get me wrong, your writing is amazing it's just hard to decide if it'll work since it's not in the genre of the rp)
(if not its totally okay I just might have to go with someone else)

@basil_

(would you like to figure out the plot of the rp first or characters?)
(also sorry if Im awkward going about doing this rp, I think the last time I roleplayed was 2020 so im kinda rusty)

@Davadio emoji_events

(ok great! Thanks :) )
(I am happy to figure out either. I play characters of various sorts, so I am ready to hear what kind of character you want to play, and I can offer character choices based on yours. Or, we can decide how we want this to go down, and characters can just follow)
(And don't worry! I only got back into it myself recently after a years long break as well. So we're on the same page :D )

@basil_

Name: Grayson Alexander
Age: 23-24
Gender: Male
Pronouns: He/Him
Orientation: Gay

Appearance: About 5'8, small ish build, has gained a little weight since graduating college (no gym within a two minute walk from his apartment anymore). Thick black hair; he keeps it longer in the winter and then cuts it himself on the first warm day of spring. Two piercings on both ears and a helix on his right but only fills them when he's going out.

Clothing: Keeps work clothes basic; white button down and black pants. Never wears anything skin tight. Type of person to wear sweaters in the summer because they're comfortable. A good amount of his non-work clothes have paint stains on them. Usually buys a size up in t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. and almost never throws away clothes unless they're literally falling apart.

Personality: He likes routine during the day but loses track of time at night and often accidentally forgets to go to sleep. Mostly sticks to himself but not totally useless in social situations. Doesn't like going out in big groups because that's more people to worry about. Get's anxious about little things; i.e. ordering food, having people over at his place, what shoes to wear, etc. Has always dreamed of having a family someday or at least a long term partner.
(I know that was a weird bunch of details and not really a personality but if you have any questions I could definitely answer them. It's just hard to put all this into words on the spot.)

Other: Works as a freelance musician until he can get a position in an orchestra. Takes art commissions on the side when he has time.

Things I forgot to mention: His biological family is from northern Japan but he was adopted when he was 10. He's been playing the violin since age 3. He always looks put together when he leaves the house (only goes out in sweatpants if it's an absolute emergency.)

(again, sorry this is kinda rushed, if you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them.)

@Davadio emoji_events

(hey, looks good to me. The gaps will fill in as we go along. What are you wanting the story to look like exactly? Cuz I can form my character more along the lines of the 'plot', if you like)

@basil_

(okay this is a weird example but have you ever watched/read little women?) (if so I was thinking something like Jo and Friedrich's plot line; meet by chance, coexist in the same area, form connections/bonds, drama, etc.)

@basil_

(hehe :))), if you have any suggestions or something you've always wanted to write, etc. pls let me know and we can totally go for it)

@Davadio emoji_events

Name: Chet Evans
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Pronouns: He/him/his
Sexuality: Demi
Appearance:: Chet is roughly 6'/1.8m tall, and weighs around 170lbs/77kgs. He's got a dusky complexion, made even darker by all his time in the sun, but with sandy blonde hair and hazel eyes. He keeps his hair cut short, and its straight, so it stays neat pretty easily. He's not skinny, but wiry, with no bulk but a decent amount of lean muscle. He's got burn scars on his arms and hands from his work.
Clothing: He prefers the tan/brown/orange spectrum of colors in his clothing choices. Sticks to high-topped shoes, particularly Timberlands in his shop. He'll wear any denim but blue jeans, and can always be found in a hoodie or orange baja.
Personality: Chet is a generally friendly person, but it takes him a long while to form a genuine connection. He knows how to play the extrovert, but definitely prefers to be the quiet friend.
-Likes: His space, quiet moments, hoodies (hoodies forever), music, and kids.
-Dislikes: Restrictions, the cold, big crowds, and not being aware of everything in a situation.
Other: Chet is an excellent woodworker. He makes furniture and does construction framing for a living, but loves doing more Arts&crafts type pieces in his spare time.

(same to you, lemme know if you have questions. Figured they could maybe meet at a music thing where Grayson is playing?)