REVERSE ENABLE ME MEME
This is your chance to sell people on your canon, your OTP, or what-have-you -- and maybe get some new ones to look into yourself!
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On occasion, the fun in playing a romantic relationship is not actually playing the relationship proper, but the build up. The characters grow closer, frozen hearts can thaw, emotional barriers may fall, and insight is gained, both about self and potential partners...
...plus, it can be entertaining as all heck to play either a. awkward dancing around the subject, if your character is that type, or b. embracing all that warming up. A little of column A, a little of column B may scratch an itch you never knew you had.
Play one little vignette in time. You may find yourself craving some more.
The two of you couldn't have, shouldn't have, crossed paths under any other circumstances. You're from two completely differing spheres: separated by class, by continent, by occupation, by age, by anything. You could both be from different worlds...literally! But distance means nothing now, because you've been tossed quite unceremoniously into each others' lives by some unusual event. Now, you must work together; soon, though, you realize you both have another common interest - each other. Fire-forged attraction is some of the strongest across all worlds, after all, and the sparks are flying.
Is it possible that the pair of you will realize your feelings for each other, or is the task at hand much more important? Will the ways in which you differ keep you apart, especially if one of you is a stranger in a strange land or time? Are you even really compatible? Sudden closeness and having to rely on someone can confuse feelings.
Most importantly, if you act on mutual desire, will you last as an item?
★ Comment with your character, preferences, and all that good stuff.
☆ Reply to others. Mix it up with unique character combinations or mash together canons on far opposite ends of the spectrum, like hard sci-fi and high fantasy. But really, just have fun.
★ Thread a thread.
Dating...isn't what you'd consider the two of you doing. You're just close. Close enough to spend time together, do things you both enjoy, eat together, talk about problems, cuddle, and kiss, possibly. And you don't do most of these things with other people.
Okay, so maybe you are dating. But do you need to disclose this fact to everyone else, or at least acknowledge it amongst yourselves -
If you even realize it, that is. It's possible this whole "a couple" status has snuck up on you. Theoretically, at least.
...how did that happen?
Word Association is a common word game involving an exchange of words that are associated together. The game is based on the noun phrase word association, meaning "stimulation of an associative pattern by a word" or "the connection and production of other words in response to a given word, done spontaneously as a game, creative technique, or in a psychiatric evaluation."
~ our lord and saviour wikipedia
② include a word of your choice and optionally the definition in the body of your comment.
-- visit the random word generator if you need help!
③ other characters will reply with the first word their character associates with the one you chose.
④ continue back and forth until one of you just has to know the story behind an answer.
Still, what is an adventure without an adventure of the heart? You are not alone, and you'll find that trying times can forge ironclad emotions. Of course, you'll find that the path of love is no easier here than anywhere else, be the person you admire an arranged fiancé you're not too fond of at first, a forbidden object of desire, a traveling companion, an enemy, a lifelong friend, an ally...or another species from you entirely. Yet, in any case, this is no time for romance, is it? Only moments can be stolen, and you must set aside your feelings for the greater good.
In this time, in this place, will you get your happy ending, or will this story prove to be a much darker fantasy?
CRIME FIGHTING MEME
GUESS WHAT, MOTHERFUCKERS? WE ARE THE COPS THIS TIME. No matter what branch of law enforcement, this is where you belong. White collar crime, drug busts, unraveling conspiracies in small towns in the countryside because your boss is a prick, whatever. In any case it's your job to make sure criminals can't get away with it. You and your partner are going to get the job done whether you get along or not. Or maybe you fly solo and your roleplaying partner is playing the criminal. Hell, maybe you're John McClane against the world! It doesn't matter: what does matter is justice. Get out there, get it sorted! Catch that swan!
♕ The Royally Common Romance Meme ♔
❝And I tell you truly, Daenerys, there is no man in all the world who will ever be half so true to you as me.❞
Inspired by an anon comment on rpanons ages ago about a PSL they'd like to play.
Heavy the head that wears the crown, they say, and little could be more true. Of course, there is glamor in the life: power, privilege, lavish feasts, fine clothes...if your monarchy is doing well, that is. But there are also struggles that few others would understand, such as life or death decisions that need to be made to protect your kingdom at best and being a mere puppet with no real power at worst. At the very least, you're lonely. Certainly there are people around you at all times to protect and serve you, yet they aren't truly companions. They're no one you can talk to.
Well, not no one. Not completely. There is one person who's allowed close to you. Perhaps they're even allowed to be alone with you. A trusted advisor, a handmaid, a knight, a court jester, whatever they are, their companionship and support may leave you wanting those peaceful moments and lingering glances to mean...more.
And what if you are the other side, someone without royal birth offering your service to your highness? You may have been born into this life, forced into it, or gave yourself to it willingly. It could be much, much worse - at least you and your charge have a good relationship, to the point that you might do anything for them. Have your feelings for them always been more inappropriate than they should, or is this a new feeling? And such feelings - they can't be returned, can they? Or you could see your charge as the human that they are rather than an ideal. Does that mean you can give them the best advice and service you can? And what of their duties to marry and continue their line? Will you step back and let them be bound to another?
Then there are the pressures of the throne. The most innocent could be corrupted by power, and you would be in no position to stop them, no matter how it pained you to see the one you cared for twisted and become a wholly different person.
To allow anything to blossom between the two of you is risky and perhaps even deadly. Not even royalty can put a stay to an execution of someone who's, for all intents and purposes, committed treason by becoming emotionally compromised. All the same, it may be worth it, in the end. Royalty, after all, has a short shelf life, and the head on the spike may be the one wearing the crown.
HOW TO PLAY
Comment with your character and preferences, any relevant info, and what role you'd like to play, royal or not. You might also want to include if you're open to smut.
The Highly Inappropriate Sexual Tension Meme
Touches. Glances. Sides brushing, so close to each other. The moment is, most likely, quite, subdued, and calm. Or it could be loud and full of life, right in the middle of a vivacious party. Yet, no matter the case, your blood is pumping - no, nearly boiling with the passion bubbling between you and your companion.
Unfortunately, this sexual tension is completely and absolutely out of line. Whether it be the place, the time, your relationship with the person (be that literal relation or power difference, age difference, experience difference, and so on), your own lack of knowledge, or personal convictions, you should not act on any building desires.
But here's the thing about tension: it builds. It builds, and it builds, until...
Well, even subtlety can come to an inappropriate head.
HOW TO PLAY
a childhood sweetheart shipping ( or ) smut meme
When the two of you were young, you were inseparable. You played together, dreamed together, did absolutely everything together. A day without the other was unthinkable. Other people joked that you two were a pair of little lovebirds; what they didn't know is that they were absolutely right. Of course, it was the kind of innocent love that only children could have, but you were in love.
Then, life got in the way. Things changed and the two of you may have grown apart. Now, you've finally come back together and fortune's smiling as if it may be just like old times.
But that can never really be, can it? That familiar innocence is replaced with something much more adult. Will your relationship change with the times and the new urges, or will you both cling to the past? What if only one wants to take that next step while the other wants to keep memories pure?
It's always been one-sided, right from the start. As kids, one of you followed the other around like a puppy over the moon. The other wasn't cruel to the person crushing on them, yet they didn't see them in that way. Maybe their admirer was kind of an ugly duckling or a late bloomer. Maybe they were just the kind of kid who wasn't interested in icky, gross romance.
All that's in the past, because after a long separation, you two have met back up and, man, has the late bloomer finally bloomed! They're exactly the type their once-object of affection would go for.
Surely this is a dream come true and now they can get the returned feelings they've always wanted!
...right? There can't be any way there'd be a sore spot here.