For the last few weeks, I've been re-reading my favorite threads (most of them) of a certain long-running, humongous LiveJournal roleplay
that I participated in seven years ago, along with several other people on my F-list. (Hopefully you know who you are; it's been a while).
We did some really awesome writing; I miss the interplay and creativity. Some crazy stuff happened, and characters joined in and went in directions no one had foreseen. If anyone wants to join me in feeling nostalgic, I did toss together some partial indexes for the ones I was involved in. (Sadly, the Rodimus Void RP arc was before my time and I never did get a link to the index).
It was mostly G1 Transformers, based on a G1 cartoon Season 3 universe with access to the Nexus sages_of_chaos
, which meant Rodimus was Prime and characters from any fandom could pop in. (Mostly that meant we had some TF:Energon refugees hanging out in Megatron's old underwater base). There was also a truce between Rodimus Prime and Galvatron, which made for some interesting RP. (And lots of slash.)
Some segments may be NSFW; hopefully there's a warning in the index.
Story arcs with indexes:
Communities in which parts were played:
- Sages of Chaos sages_of_chaos
- Pyro's Intercosmic Bar and Nightclub pyros_bar
- plus threads through numerous character journals.
Someday I ought to re-organize this stuff with an eye toward particular character arcs that wove through the BigHugePlots. Duskwing's Redemption, Octane's Charter Trip From Hell, Starscream and Ratchet's friendship, Blackstar & Strata's Bittersweet Romance, the Implosion of the Stunticons (sadly, never resolved), Perceptor's Growing Family, etc.
It bothers me that all this wonderful writing will probably disappear some day into the limbo of deleted accounts and ancient data, or Livejournal's servers finally going dark. (*sads*)
I have a project to salvage some of my favorite writing by re-purposing it into fanfiction; Wendigo's Bane
is one such story, and you've probably seen familiar scenes and dialogue in some of my other stories, such as "Revelations".
The one thing I can't do is recover other people's characters and writing--not without permission. What I would like to do is get in touch with y'all and see if we can collaborate on turning some of those interesting character arcs into stand-alone stories. Specifically, I'd like to turn Octane's Charter from Hell into a story--I'll be in touch, I hope, but if you are interested, PM me.