Are you a so-called "illiterate" roleplayer who's sick and tired of the so-called "literates" bashing on you? Or are you a 'literate' who's sick and tired of the 'illiterates' flooding the Neoboards and ruining your perfectly good roleplays? Both of you, stop your whining. If we band together, we can begin to solve BOTH problems. Illiteracy is not a permanent condition. Rather, it's a stage that every single roleplayer goes through. That's right, all of you elite literates were illiterates once. So, instead of complaining, do something to help.
How you can help if you're "Literate": You can sign up to help tutor others and spread literacy across the neoboards. Neomail tobey158 and I'll add you to the list of tutors. Please tell me at least one of your roleplaying strengths, at least one of your weaknesses, and you may add which roleplay genres you like or don't like to play, so that I can better pair you with a student. Keep in mind that you should be trying to help your students improve, so don't simply bash their roleplaying without suggesting improvements. If someone complains about unnecessary rudeness from you, I will take your name off of the tutors list after neomailing you a warning. You may use any teaching style you wish, but I've found it helpful to have a one-on-one roleplay and point out any mistakes you see as you go along. That makes it easier to know what your student's strengths and weaknesses are. Always be sure to compliment your student's strengths, and let them know when they're improving.
How you can help if you're "Illiterate": You can sign up to recieve tutoring. Neomail tobey158 to be added to the list of students. Please tell me at least one of your roleplaying strengths, at least one of your weaknesses, and you may add which roleplay genres you like or don't like to play, so that I can better pair you with a tutor. Do not be ashamed that you're still learning the ropes of roleplaying. It can take a while, and it doesn't mean you're dumb, regardless of what any literate elitists might tell you. With a good tutor, you will be able to learn faster, and get rid of that nasty "illiterate" label the 'literates' might have branded you with. And when you're ready, you can become a tutor yourself.
UPDATE!! In addition to neomailing me to be added to one of the lists, you can join my guild: Xavier's School for Gifted Roleplayers
tobey158 (currently tutoring tooshy5)
strengths: spelling/punctuation, description, and character creation
weaknesses: 'real-life' roleplays (high school, neighborhood, etc.), romance, and playing canon characters
favorite roleplay genres: genetics lab, gifted, certain types of fantasy (especially egg hatchings), and most original roleplay ideas
less favorite genres (but I will try anything): real-life roleplays, roleplays based on movies/books/TV shows (particularly ones I've never seen or read, which is a lot), and roleplays that have a lot of politics or romance
strengths: how to react during a roleplay, abiding by the board creator's rules, and how to keep posts long enough (detail)
weaknesses: family, highschool, or extremely violent/romantic roleplays
strengths: showing not telling, general english skills, and being gentle
weaknesses: praising own work, being harsh, and some canons
Strengths: 5 years of experience; good grammar, spelling, & sentence structure; wide vocabulary; familiar with biology and various cultural practices that can be used in character creation; familiar with Mary Sues and how to avoid making one; good at playing canon characters; plays males; will play offsite
Weaknesses: low tolerance for made-ups in fandom-based RPs; not familiar or interested in some very popular topics; must schedule RPing time around work; does not play female characters as primaries (but will use them as side characters)
Preferred roleplays: Avatar: The Last Airbender, various anime series, Pokèmon, Legend of Zelda, genetics lab, animal (horses, wolves, etc.), anthro, anthro Neopets, dragons or mythical creatures, dark fantasy (demons, occult, etc.), plotted modern, plotted medieval or feudal Japan
Will NOT play: generic teen, POTC, most American cartoons, Warriors (books), any sort of canon character x made-up character scenarios
strengths: character creation, punctuation, spelling, typing very fast, extremely literate
weaknesses: occasional spelling errors
RPs I do like: Family, Gifted, Boarding school (Gifted or Non-gifted), Wolves, Street dog/cat, people trapped in a mall/school/house/etc. with a killer... and Neighborhood
RPs I do not like: Anything anime, anything like dragons or drop hatching, no Pokemon, Digimon, or any of those kinds of shows. Roleplays based on TV shows, books, or movies. Also, no vampires or warewolves
strengths: rather descriptive, and an advanced roleplayer
weaknesses: over-descriptive/wordy, occasional "Mary Sue" characters
preferred roleplays: Medieval Fantasy, Feudal Japan, Gifted Boarding School, Wolf (I do both, fantasy and none-fantasy), and will take into consideration something that sounds interesting
strengths: grammar, spelling, punctuation and all that fun stuff, as well as fleshing out character details and writing full posts
weaknesses: annoyance when people don't read things, canons, and doubling
favorite genre: fantasy
strengths: putting in details here and there, and easily coming up with two or three sentences a post
roleplaying genres: any, but has experience with the Warriors book series
Strengths: Making characters, real-life topics, describing things.
Weaknesses: Fantasy (mainly medieval), and making boards XD, and Neopets rps
Favorites: Family, Middle school, Warrior cats.
Least favorite: Fantasy, Harry Potter, book/tv/movie based.
Strengths: can spell, puntuate, and use proper grammar very easily, but tends to type fast
Weaknesses: thinking of the right word
Genres: Inuyasha, Highschool, Anime Highschool. A little bit of gifted, too.
tooshy5 (currently being tutored by tobey158)
strengths: reading, and following rules
weaknesses: being yelled at, and being called stupid
strengths: reading and understanding
weaknesses: typing back
strengths: correct spelling and grammar
weaknesses: making story intros, real life roleplays
favorite genres: pokemon roleplays, dragon, wolves, or junkyard dogs, and occasionally gifted or teen injected with animal DNA
weaknesses: character intros and creating the character
least favorite genre: Naruto
strengths: Character description and organization
weaknesses: getting off track
favorite genres: Mostly modern, some fantasy genre books
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