I have a passing interest in forum RP. I've done it on and off, mostly off, for over a decade. But all of it was very light, compartmentalized, RP. This forum is pretty light, but it's still a step up from what I've dealt with before. I felt like now was the time to branch out a bit, try joining new communities and see what happens. Valucre is not the only forum I've joined in the past few days, I want to try a variety of forums with different levels of RP to see what fits. Maybe become a part of some RP community I didn't even know existed, learn about some invite-only forums that are a perfect fit for me. I don't expect that to happen, but it's good to have aspirations of some kind.
For RPs, I try to have an open mindset to things. I'll try to follow other people's leads, let them take center stage, at least at first, if I think it makes a more interesting story. I'll tolerate basically anything, I'd even tolerate most rule breaking if it only affected me and whoever was breaking the rules. When I do take initiative, I like to build up to singular dramatic moments. Staying in the background for most of the time lets me surprise everyone more when I reveal a sudden twist. Storytelling is, after all, just a way to keep the mind occupied. I want to do anything that can keep things interesting.
I've already read through most of the New Member Guide, although I haven't looked very deeply at the actual lore or areas yet. I would appreciate some help getting used to the world and expectations put on me, although I'll probably pick it up myself given time. I'm a quick study and a good improviser. I hope that'll be sufficient for me to have a good time here.