I just read your OOC Bree thread, and this one, and it all sounds interesting. I've been gently dabbling in RP but it has been mostly lightweight stuff, and plotless. I have a large number of characters, with little depth. I'd like to get into a serious RP, but as a noob, I don't want to ruin a serious RP, so this apprentice method sounds like a good compromise.
I met Leoba, Din, TrueHobbit, and Berhael in person at a minimoot in London last year, with my daughter, Aiwe, who is a far better RPer than I could ever hope to be. I've met the rest of you on this thread in various places on the boards, or at least lurked in your threads, except Hunter, Areanor, and lhaewin **waves**
. I have been mostly a m00b, but that has petered out of late, so now I wander all over the boards. In real life, I TORC ... no wait ... in real life I am an engineer, mother, wife, and part time student (Strategic Planning), living in Alaska.
My characters to date [and posting name]:
Annaerual, my eldest, a baker's wife, pops into the LFI and the 'Pot to sell baked goods. Loves to listen to travelers telling their tales when they visit her bakery, so she has joined the Bards Guild and can occasionally slip out of the bakery to join the other bards in a festival. [annaerual]
Ursula Beornsdotter, a beorning, itinerant honey gatherer, older, grizzle-haired female, usually solitary, but has also popped into the LFI, to sell honey. Turning into a bear is handy for gathering the honey, but she's generally non-aggressive. [annaerual]
Ambar (yes, that means "doom" in Quenyan), a girl of (desheveled) Gondorian dress whom Ursula found running through the woods one day. Speaks assorted languages she "learned from sailors". Probably was the daughter of a longshoreman or merchant and the recent sole survivor of an ambush, but her story hasn't come out yet. [annaerual]
The Warrens, a hobbit family, with matriarch Salvia, quiet husband Rudibras (a wheelwright), tweenagers Rando (the slightly wild one) and Ringo (the painfully shy one), and Chrysanthemum (Chrys, the young girl with too much time on her hands), who have made appearances at the LFI, the 'Pot, and MOME.[hobbituated]
And my other "children" who are mostly cliches, not yet developing into anything meaningful, including: EagleChild (not sure if EC is an eagle, a person, or a pub), PosterChild (non-RP), Laureanna (the bearer of Theobroma
the Life Ring of Chocolate), Eomermaid (a swooner) and the pair you have already met on this thread.
Currently enjoying the insanity of MOME - the Men of Middle Earth beauty pagent, as Annatar, the suave Deceiver, which has been quite enjoyable. [*Annatar*, TheOneRingChap, *Lord*Sauron*, hobbituated, eomermaid, and Laureanna]
So would one of you like to have me as an apprentice? I'm not sure if any of my characters would work in your story, or if I should just go ahead and start yet another character.