Working with others to make a story
The stuff you do in this section, working with others to shape a story through the interactions of characters and the unfolding of events. Any genre, setting and style of roleplay is allowed, and productions can be anywhere between serious business and totally lax.
Those that shape the fictional world
The people who do the roleplaying by controlling various parts of a roleplay, most typically their own characters.
Abbreviations/Synonyms: RP(-)ers, Players
Something's a little off...
A canon roleplay where something has gone differently to the source material. In a Kingdom Hearts roleplay, perhaps Sora died in Castle Oblivion rather than lasting through it, and the events of your roleplay continue on from there. If your roleplay is entirely disconnected from established events, such as if you were to put original characters into the same universe with a unique plot, it's still an AU roleplay. A roleplay set in the future of the canon - such as a Kingdom Hearts 3 roleplay - the past of which is still based in official events and knowledge, then it is not considered to be AU.
Abbreviations/Synonyms: AU, Non-canon
Siezing control of things you shouldn't
Where a roleplayer takes control of elements of a story that have not been designated to them, most commonly seen when one roleplayer takes control of someone else's character. A subtle variety of this is seen in battles, where one person dictates the actions of an enemy, such that they are hit without any chance for the enemy roleplayer to respond.
The bad kind of perfection
The creation - or transformation - of a character where they become ultra-powerful, all-knowing, and/or generally without flaw. This is generally seen as poor sportsmanship in combat, uninspired, and poor story-telling in most cases.
Your very own created persona
A label for creations that are entirely your own. In a canon roleplay, this would be your own Keyblade Master, Organization member, or any other sort of being. The term 'original character' technically applies in original roleplays as well, but its use in that context is redundant, since it is expected that your characters will be original anyway.
OUT OF CHARACTER
Chatting, discussion and ideas
Discussion, statements, proposals, and so forth that are not part of the actual roleplay or battle. Most commonly seen in the associated signups and discussion thread, though also of course possible in VMs, PMs, and other methods of communication.
Abbreviations/Synonyms: OOC, OoC
The meat of your posts
The opposite of OOC, the actual writing of events, thoughts, actions, environments and so forth.
Tell us about your characters
Most commonly a skeleton form to be filled out, giving an informative overview of your character. Not all roleplays require applications in the strict format of a template, but the name is used generally for any type of application.
Entries generally included in templates are Name, Age, Sex, History, Personality, Equipment/Weapons and Abilities.