Retiring

 So real life has finally caught up with me, and I'm leaving the Vine.... it was great knowing you all, and I'm going to miss you very much.
 
 
 
PSYCH! The title was just for shock value, I'm not going anywhere.  

The real purpose of this thread was for dealing with my alts. I have so many of them. And a lot of them are great concepts that I love, but there are just SO MANY of them that I can't use all of the ones I want and characters other people like don't get used. I'd like some help figuring out which to focus on. (In other words, I'm retiring some for a while) I thought maybe I'd limit myself to five different alts a week or month or something. So just say which characters you DO and DON'T want to see more of. I'll make a checklist for you if you're too lazy to leave comments. (Just bold the answer you like). Oh, and 'Who is this again' is pretty much synonymous to 'meh, couldn't care less'. I also threw in a few other questions.
 

Survey

Were you startled by this thread? Yeah. No. DON'T YOU EVER DO THAT TO ME AGAIN!  
Portrait: More! Less!  

IcarusMach9: More! Less! Just Icarus! Just Julius! Who is this again?  

Fractal: More! Less! Just past stories! Who is this again?  

Mortality: More! Less! Who is this again? Cheese!   

Premonition: More! Less! Who is this again?  

Io: More! Less! Vodka! Who is this again?  

Conductor (1 and 2): More! Less! Who is this again?  

Solar Orchid: More! Less! More of the jaguar! Who is this again?  

Starheart: More! Less! New Starheart. Who is this again?  

Rubix: More! Less! Who is this again?  

Solenoid Spin: More! Less! PUDDING! Did you say pudding? Yes, I said pudding. Who is this again?  

Dead Money: More! Less! >Break into spontaneous singing of 'Renegade'< Who is this again?  

Marvin and Zem: More! Less! NOOO NOT THEM! Who are they again?   

Brighteye: More! Less! New Brightey! Who is this again?  

Terrain: More! Less! Who is this again?  

Salamander: More! Less! Who is this again?  

Cypher-D: More! Less! New Cypher-D! Who is this again?  

Somniac: More! Less! Now that you mention it I am kinda sleepy. Who is this again?
 
Triumvirate: More! Less! Who are they again? 
 
Guide Dog: More! Less! Eaten by a hippo! Who is this again? 
 
Consumption: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
Gestalt: More! Less! Eww, I don't like this character. What is this again? 
 
Yportne: !eroM !sseL ?niaga siht si tahW 
 
Josh Mardon: More! Less! Ha, he's stuck in the future so this is moot! Return to baby Josh! Who is this again? 
 
Romulus: More! Less! Clichéd! Who is this again? 
 
Randolph Carter: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
Matrusha: More! Less! She should be more like her grandpa! Who is this again? 
 
Homunculus: More! Less! Change back to creepy version! Who is this again? 
 
Claquesous: More! Less! Too French! Who is this again? 
 
Messenger Mercury: More! Less! He lost my mail again? Who is this again? 
 
Hypochondriac: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
Great Old Ones: More! Less! Who are they again? 
 
Curbstomp: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
Reine de Bourdon: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
Catscradle: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
General Jupiter: More! Less! Rename! Kill him! Who is this again? 
 
Shuriken: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
Metropolitan: More! Less! Isn't he just Midnight Orchid Lite? Kill him! Who is this again? 
 
Weird Sisters: More! Less! Olde English! Who are they again? 
 
Ethereal Murk: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
Labyrinthine Web: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
Tidal Ripple: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
Draconian: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
Midnight Orchid: More! Less! Who is this again? 
 
Glory Nights: More! Less! What are you talking about, you haven't even used this one yet?  
 
Erica Zann: More! Less! But you haven't used this one either! 
 
Fever Dream: More! Less! Yet again, you have't used this yet. 
 
The Silent Secret Keeper: More! Less! That sounds like a Yu-Gi-Oh card! Who is this again? 
 
 
 
And final question(s): Do you want to battle/team up with any of these profiles? And if so, which one(s)? 
 
Thank you for your time. Have a virtual cookie.
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Posted by Shanana

Does this mean i need to Take Solar Orchid, and M.O off the team

Posted by Frank Horrigan

Let's have a three way Alt war between you, me and sha.   
 
I wonder why it's us girls who have the most alt accounts.  
 
--->Dreadnaught.

Posted by Portrait
@Sha: Of course not! It just means I didn't think this through in the slightest! I'm mostly trying to figure out what to do with accounts like Fractal and Starheart, not the ones I've been using recently.
Posted by Arthur James Windsor
@Portrait:  you nearly had me going into shock then , so your keeping  main accounts up then/?
Posted by Portrait
@Arthur James Windsor: Yeah. I'm keeping all of them, I'm just going to focus on some of them a bit more than I have been.
Posted by Mercy_
@Portrait: You scared the crap out of me. :P
 
@Frank Horrigan said:
" Let's have a three way Alt war between you, me and sha.    I wonder why it's us girls who have the most alt accounts.   --->Dreadnaught. "
Because you're all craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy. :P
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Posted by Arthur James Windsor
@Portrait:  good good , i can rest easy again now. Well obviously the chocies i would like to see more are orchid  and portrait. Didnt you ask arrow about joining Malum ? if still intrested can sort it out
Posted by Portrait
@The Dark Huntress: LOL, I do like going for shock value on occasion. 
 
@Arthur James Windsor: I did, multiple times, but he never responded so I don't think I'm joining. :p 
And which Orchid?
Posted by Arthur James Windsor
@Portrait:  leave it to me lol i will get on arrows case since still on first post as team anyways.  Midnight orchid i especially liked the rats in last post u had with her.
Posted by Portrait
@Arthur James Windsor: You do realize that Midnight Orchid is a boy, right? LoL.
Edited by Arthur James Windsor
@Portrait:  lol sorry yeah, iam just being a spaz right now. I ment what he did.Also keep an eye out for contact from Arrow.
Posted by Vance Astro

:(

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Posted by Portrait
@Arthur James Windsor: Sweet, thanks! 
 
@Vance Astro: Did you read this? I'm not actually retiring, this was an attention gambit.
Posted by Arthur James Windsor
@Portrait:  i will talk to redhead to , way to get  man to do something talk to his women lol.
Posted by _Sojourn_

Portrait, Gesalt, Yportne, Fractal, and Conductor (2)
 
and...Don't you ever scare me like this again...v_n

Posted by The Silent Secret Keeper
@Slight: See, that's helpful. I wouldn't have used most of those characters without someone pointing out they liked them. 
 
And sorry...I promise not to do anything like this again for at least a month. ^_^
Posted by _Sojourn_
@The Silent Secret Keeper: I love the idea of Gesalt...Like I said before...I like words that are beyond modern vocabulary, and vernacular...XD
 
Yportne or Entropy is an awesome character, who you could do a lot with. 
 
Malice kind of needs Fractal, so I was kind of being selfish there...
 
again...I was being selfish with the Conductor thing...XD
Posted by MichaeltheFly

I can't believe it, I simply can't believe it, I would say: Io, Portrait, Draconian,Fractal and Starheart. 
I hope it wasn't something I said to influence this decision.

Posted by The Silent Secret Keeper
@Slight: Gestalt is one of my favorite words too. Right up there with 'eldritch'. Only problem with Gestalt is that it's REALLY HARD TO WRITE. @_@ 
 
I have some plans for Yportne, but I had forgotten about them until just now. 
 
Fractal is one of my faves, but I just have trouble fitting him into things 
 
I have a Conductor thing planned, but again I've been kinda lazy and forgotten to write it down.
Posted by geraldthesloth

I think Fractal was my favorite Alt i've ever teamed up with..keep him alive!

Posted by Portrait
@Michael the Fly: What decision? I was bored and so I wrote this. Chances are I'm going to end up with twelve new profiles by next Thursday. And nice choices. :) 
 
@geraldthesloth: Yay, Fractal fan!
Posted by _Sojourn_
@The Silent Secret Keeper said:
" @Slight: Gestalt is one of my favorite words too. Right up there with 'eldritch'. Only problem with Gestalt is that it's REALLY HARD TO WRITE. @_@  I have some plans for Yportne, but I had forgotten about them until just now.  Fractal is one of my faves, but I just have trouble fitting him into things  I have a Conductor thing planned, but again I've been kinda lazy and forgotten to write it down. "
Well, in the end it's all up to you...My favorite word Eleemosynary...
Posted by MichaeltheFly
@Portrait: I see then this is just a stepping stone to greatness.XD
Posted by Portrait
@Slight: Well, that's a happy nice charitable word. I prefer horrid and dark. 
 
@Michael the Fly: :)
Posted by EdwardWindsor
@The Silent Secret Keeper:  i swear if you do this again in a month i will hurt you lol
Posted by _Sojourn_
@Portrait said:
" @Slight: Well, that's a happy nice charitable word. I prefer horrid and dark. 
 
@Michael the Fly: :) "
By the number of evil accounts you have...I would have presumed so...I on the other hand am a hero at heart..>XD
Posted by Portrait
@lazystudent: >:) 
 
@Slight: What can I say...I like the bad guys.
Posted by _Sojourn_
@Portrait: I like good guys... o_0...LOL
Posted by Bigheart711

[BLEEP]! That was scary! I still want you around, port. I haven't got used to the other alts yet (besides Icarusflies) 'cause I've only been here since april.
Posted by Portrait
@Bigheart711: ^_^ 
 
It's nice to see people care.
Posted by Nufai_the_Defiler
@Portrait said:
" @Bigheart711: ^_^  It's nice to see people care. "
Hands Portrait a cigar and a lighter. 
Posted by Portrait
@Doopliss: Ew, smoking is disgusting. If you haven't noticed the only character of mine who smokes is currently dying of tuberculosis.
Posted by Nufai_the_Defiler
@Portrait said:
" @Doopliss: Ew, smoking is disgusting. If you haven't noticed the only character of mine who smokes is currently dying of tuberculosis. "
Pantses Portrait instead and gives her an atomic wedgie. 
Posted by Portrait
@Doopliss: >Calls Ghostbusters<
Posted by Nufai_the_Defiler

Ghostbusters?  Sees Luigi with a vacuum cleaner and runs. 

Posted by Portrait
@Doopliss: ^_^
Posted by .Mistress Redhead.

I say dump all your alts and focus on one! that way you can focus on the one team! ;)

Posted by _Sojourn_
@.Mistress Redhead. said:
" I say dump all your alts and focus on one! that way you can focus on the one team! ;) "
There's an idea...XD
Posted by Portrait
@.Mistress Redhead.: O_O 
 
What you say is an impossibility, and you know it.
Posted by .Mistress Redhead.
@Slight said:
" @.Mistress Redhead. said:
" I say dump all your alts and focus on one! that way you can focus on the one team! ;) "
There's an idea...XD "
I try ;) 
 
@Portrait said:
" @.Mistress Redhead.: O_O  What you say is an impossibility, and you know it. "
Would be nice to see though :) Really build the one character and get that character known and loved rather than splitting between so many that people loose who you are.
Posted by Portrait
@.Mistress Redhead.: Everyone knows and loves Portrait. :p 
 
And Io, everyone loves him.
Posted by .Mistress Redhead.
@Portrait: Sure, cause they know you as a person and love you, but I for one have no idea, what rpgs you have been in, what character development you have done, much about your character outside of the painting stuff. I am being on your side here, not meaning to sound rude, but I would really encourage you to drop down to one or two alts and focus on them for awhile and really build up that canon interaction. You jump around teams more than anyone I know lol 
 
anywho, that is my two cents ;)
Posted by Nufai_the_Defiler
@.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Slight said:
" @.Mistress Redhead. said:
" I say dump all your alts and focus on one! that way you can focus on the one team! ;) "
There's an idea...XD "
I try ;) 
 
@Portrait said:
" @.Mistress Redhead.: O_O  What you say is an impossibility, and you know it. "
Would be nice to see though :) Really build the one character and get that character known and loved rather than splitting between so many that people loose who you are. "
Once you make a crap ton of alts, there is no turning back.  >:)
Posted by Portrait
@.Mistress Redhead.: I know you're right, it's just a VERY hard thing to do. 
 
I guess each character encompasses a 'mood'. When I'm in their 'mood', their zone, I can write the character well. When I'm not I get bored and end up with mediocre posts. So Portrait will end up being a bit humorous, Io and Solenoid won't make sense, Triumvirate lets me write almost Totalitarianly, etc.
Posted by _Sojourn_
@Portrait: @.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Portrait: Sure, cause they know you as a person and love you, but I for one have no idea, what rpgs you have been in, what character development you have done, much about your character outside of the painting stuff. I am being on your side here, not meaning to sound rude, but I would really encourage you to drop down to one or two alts and focus on them for awhile and really build up that canon interaction. You jump around teams more than anyone I know lol  anywho, that is my two cents ;) "
I kind of cosign this...I'd really like to see Portrait get into some canon action. And to boot, I used to juggle alts as well...A while back, I had Slight, Umbrae, and another one that I can't even remember...But I dropped both of those for Slight, so that I could produce some interaction between my character and others...Having active alts usually leads to: either debating which character to use for an rpg, debating what to do with that character, and what alt needs more shine... With you just using Portrait, you'd be able to focus in on her, and really develop some interaction...
 
Canon wise, Slight has never met Portrait, and I think they should...
Posted by Portrait
@Slight: O_O 
 
>hugs alts< 
 
Maybe I'll try it. I'm actually not swamped and I guess I could just battle with the alts if I need to. Hm...I'll think on it.
Posted by _Sojourn_
@Portrait: You should...This is a big decision...And if you do...We should do a team up...
Posted by Portrait
@Slight: Portrait's evil again, remember?
Posted by _Sojourn_
@Portrait: ehhh...evil..shmeevil...Revenge is a dish best served cold, and I control Ice...Plus...No one needs to know about it..
Posted by Portrait
@Slight: >:) 
 
OMG I KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW!!! 
 
Aside from the team RPGs that I'm already in, and any future ones like that, I WILL stick to Portrait. The other characters can cameo in her posts! :D YAAAY
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