Okay, so, I've sort of been peripherally aware since I joined this site that the RP subforum is a pretty huge subsection of the site, it containing more messages than even FID, and all. I love this community, and don't want to feel like I'm missing out on a part of it. The problem is, the existing content in the IGT forum seems to consist these really established, exceptionally dense roleplay universes which are supported by literally hundreds of pages of thread backlog. It's incredibly daunting! I'd love to get involved with some of what's happening there, but the thing is I simply don't have the time to read through several novel's worth of content to get up to date, and even if I tried, the story would constantly be pulling away from me as people make more posts, kinda creating a sisyphean task for me there. And I don't want to just skim, because then I feel like I'd be missing things... eh. I kinda have a weird thing about big text archives where they become super daunting for me, especially if they're still updating, it interacts with my weird thing about staying on top of reading all new content in weird ways. But yeah, I guess I'm asking for advice in how I can participate in the roleplay forums without know anything about any of the ongoing roleplays there! Is there some way I can get up to speed without reading everything? I mean, I don't even know what boat trolls is, and haven't even ventured into Kintsugi in space, but I hear those getting tossed around a lot and feel like I'm missing out on something. Also, weirdmageddon tango, which until just now I thought was exclusively a Gravity Falls thing until I just discovered it was actually a pan-fandom thing! It kinda makes me wish I'd been around from the start, to get in from the ground level, instead of coming along later and being locked out by a seemingly indomitable archive. :'V So, yes, any suggestions? It's not that I don't like roleplaying, I very much do love roleplaying! It's just that I always seem to turn up two months late to the party, when it's already been rolling for a few hundred pages, and then I can never join in with the community because I'm unable to pause time for two weeks to read everything there is to read so that I know the wherewithal to take part in everything. I could of course start a new roleplay myself but I feel like there are already some pretty big established ones which are the ones that most people probably frequent! (I don't know, I never tend to look in IGT because of this). So yes, here's to me hopefully finding a good entry point, aha.