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Been searching for a good while now for something like that with various elements of Edo Period Japanese folklore such as yokai (demons), shapeshifting kitsune (fox) and tanuki (raccoon dog), yurei (ghosts), etc. but also is an English speaking RP sim network (since I can only speak a few words here and there of Japanese but cant survive full on conversations without resorting to google translate or my college course notes lmao). I need something to do to relieve built up stress (when I am not working on commissions) from what I have been dealing with in RL for the past few months now. Just standing around in SL doing nothing isnt very helpful lol and I cant just go hang out with people in RL because what I am dealing with in RL requires me to stay within hearing range of my mom at all times. RP is my favorite escape from the stress RL and even on occasion SL can cause me but lately all the RP sims I frequently spend time at have either closed down, are no longer very active (if at all), have gone through so many changes that no one even goes to them anymore, dont have animal avatar friendly RPers (by that I mean the sims are basically segregated. Animals stick with other animals of their own species usually and the humans dont usually interact with the animals unless the animal is someone they know outside of RP. There is more to it than that but this post isnt for that lol), or the RPers there dont know how to actually RP (I can say this because I have spent nearly 20 years RPing and perfecting my RP abilities. Most people who claim to know how to RP either only do one liners, dont know how to separate emotes from spoken words, and worst of all either Para-RP, Multi Para-RP or are Multi-Literate/Novella style RPers and dont take turns when RPing in a group of 3 or more (multi-literate RP is basically various forms of RP ranging from one liners to novella style RP. Novella style RP is basically when you type out a post that is at leat 6 paragraphs or more. Difficult to do without being labeled a god-mod or meta-gamer but honestly its best used when RPing with close friends that you can ask OOC if your character can do something to theirs without anyone getting pissy over it). Because of these problems with the RP sims that I usually spend my time at I no longer even bother to go to them and have even resorted to just RPing with my partner (RP buddy and actual SL partner) through a website called rabb.it so we dont lose previous posts and can watch movies at the same time. I have tried to search for RP sims that are new, active, and have a good theme (by good I mean that both as my own opinion but also good in the sense that its somewhat popular). I wouldnt call myself an otaku but I am very much interested in Japanese culture and Japan in general (not just the anime they produce). If anyone knows of a network of sims that even sounds similar to what I am looking for I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide any info you can on it but please only suggest or provide info on active RP sims (if there even are any that are even a little bit like what I am looking for). I am so sorry for anyone out there who hates having to basically read an entire book just to find out what the forum post is aboout lmao. It is simply in my nature to be as detailed as possible since I am both a writer and a Multi-Literate RPer who most frequently uses Novella style RP to tell a story with my RP posts. I love to write and I am NOT sorry for it lmao