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Summoning everyone in Crystal who wants to RP in a school setting! Ever thought about RPing? Never really had a opportunity to? Or a teacher on how to do it? Come to Lunar Rose Academy! We welcome everyone old and new to RP. We can teach you how, and enroll you into our school! We have several teachers ready to learn your character things like: Combat, Magic, Cooking, Emergency Medic, Reading, Writing, Survival, Dancing and more! Maybe you want to be a teacher yourself, or part of the staff like the Library or Security. There are many possibilities. Come take a look! We are in Balmung in the Lavender Beds (Ward 13, Plot 30.) If you wish to contact us, add me on Discord: Masao#2913 or join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/fAT5NZQ Joining our FC is not necessary if you wish to stick with your own! We have a Linkshell, and Cross world Linkshell as well! Lunar Rose Academy. Education is key~ Ayane: “…Really? Education is key? That is so stupid…” - A message from our Headmaster.
So let's start at the beginning. A dozen or so years ago I was a depressed kid struggling to get through high school. I, like many others with mental and physical illness, discovered and began dabbling in forum and chat room RP at this time. Looking back on the sort of stuff I did it was awful and cringey and yet I had no qualms waltzing into a thread or chat room and just going for it. Fast forward to today and the depression seems to have turned into anxiety. The lonely teenager who used to jump into chat rooms and talk to random people is now a woman who struggles to be the first to send a message on Discord. I wrote a shy/socially awkward character to hopefully give myself something easy to work with on that front. I figured RP was something I could still do since I'm hidden behind not only a screen but a character and surrounded by people doing the same thing I am. Well, I can but it's been a struggle. For the first time I'm finally starting to go in game to RP. I panic nearly every time and I can't RP in /say in public areas but I still do it. Once I start it isn't so bad though I notice it gets harder with every person added to the scene. Then I got invited to a small public event and suddenly I couldn't push past it. I stood outside the house the event was at for a solid 10 minutes or more before apologizing profusely to one of the people who'd invited me and fleeing. I felt a sort of jittery feeling for the next hour or so and only shook it by taking a hot shower. There wasn't any denying it, I'd had an anxiety attack. So what's the point of all this? I don't want to just accept that that's that and that I'll never be able to go hang out with people and RP outside of Discord and one and one scenarios. I don't want to roll over and let mental illness rob me of something I used to enjoy simply because I've changed the platform. I want to improve. Unfortunately, this is a new struggle for me and I don't know how. So I'm asking you. All you people with social anxiety struggling alongside me or watching your friends struggle, what are some ways to deal with it? Are there steps that can be taken? A natural progression of easing yourself into more public scenes, perhaps? Or do you just keep ripping the band-aid off over and over? Everyone's different and what works for some many not work for others but I'm afraid I'm at a loss here for how to handle this.