What is your activity policy?
We only require one post every week and at least one post from each of your characters within a thirty-day span. If you know that you will not be able to meet the weekly requirement one week, post an away message notifying us you need a hiatus. Any characters which are not active for thirty days will be moved to an “inactive” group. It is possible to get the character back, but you will need to have some plots in place.
If you are in an important thread and must be away for more than two weeks, we reserve the right to move threads forward in one way or another. We have had issues with the site being negatively influenced by stalled threads that have great weight on the plot and, thereby, time progression.
What happens if I don't meet the activity policy?
Your character will be archived and the account moved to the “inactive” group. You will not be able to log in unless the account is re-activated by the staff or a new account is created. We understand real life situations do come up that do not permit head's up to be given, and we are willing to work with you. Just be sure you know whether you want that old character back or if you want to start anew. If you would like us to post a plot request for you before you make your decision, we will do so. While waiting, why not ease back in by chatting in the c-box?
The “contact us” link would be the best way to notify us you're back and would like to see your account reactivated.
Do you hold activity checks?
We have in the past and may if it seems necessary, but for the most part, we will try to stick to the above and simply retire characters after thirty days. We will do our best to PM the OOC account of a member if they have certain characters who haven't posted in that time frame.
Help! I think my RP partner may have disappeared!
First, we're really sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, this does happen sometimes and understandably may leave you feeling a little lost and disappointed. The LR staff is here for you, however! Please notify us of the situation, and we will make an attempt to contact said person. We will allow you to tie up your thread however you see fit and try our best to point you toward new plots. We also have a board for plot requests and suggesting plots! Feel free to peruse this, but know you are not alone.
What do I do if I can't seem to write?
Happens to the best of us. Come onto the site, stare at it knowing we should write, wanting
to write even, yet all we can seem to do is draw blanks. The posting screen's whiteness becomes even whiter and brighter, almost taunting us with its pristine glare. We determine we'll get something out even if it's the death of us, but nothing happens. The screen stays blank. Facebook or Tumblr calls for us. That book we haven't picked up in weeks suddenly seems alluring.
What do we suggest? First, find out why this is happening. Are you hungry? Thirsty? Tired? Stressed? Headachey? Sick? Restless? These things will be enough to keep many from posting despite having the desire, and honestly, if it's any of those, we suggest you take care of that! Hungry? Eat! Thirsty? Drink! Stressed? Go find that good friend, punching bag, or journal and vent! Tired, headachey, or sick? Rest! Restless? Go take a walk, do some push-ups, or just about anything to occupy yourself. The worst thing you can do for yourself is sit there and stare at the blank screen. It trains your brain to do just that: stare. We promise we'll still be here when you get back!
If it's none of the above and you are just feeling distracted but want to write, try removing yourself from your computer and get some paper. Free write about anything if you're feeling blocked or write out your responses on paper. Then, come back and go from there. Sometimes our brains just aren't going to give in without those distractions.
Other things that help us are music and rewards. Maybe you can have a bite of that candy bar after each post you write? Maybe you can get five minutes of Tumblr for every two posts? Find something that works! There are also sites that will block out access to other sites for a set period of time. You won't be able to go on our site, but that doesn't stop you from having copied what you need to reply to into a Word doc.What do I do if I don't know what to write?
Relax! We've got you here. We suggest you post a thread here
asking for plots and which characters you're looking for plots for. You might want to include a general direction you're hoping to see them go and perhaps a little bit about them. Someone will get to you soon!
If you did that but don't want to sit around waiting, there are many writing prompt sites out there! Wonderful Writing Prompts
(Tumblr), A Writing Prompt a Day
(Tumblr), and the tables on Fanfic 100
's profile are some favorites. You might even check out NaNoWriMo's dare thread
. Find one that sparks something and go with it! We don't shun away randomness, and if it's just so random you don't think it will work for the main plot, there's always our [url]Twilight Zone[/url] board to post it in!