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  1. la tweaker

    bruh got rejected hard by a facebrowser chick smh
  2. la tweaker

    personally i like the time how it is, that way if one of your homies gets arrested ICly youre gonna feel his absence for a while as opposed to him/her coming back immediately 3 hours later. its not really an ooc punishment imo. either way tho, we need bolingbroke.
  3. la tweaker

    I dont think there should be a language system, I just think roleplay around languages should be moderated a little more to prevent people from knowing every language in the world.
  4. la tweaker

    yea this definitely is an issue, i spoke all [Spanish] to somebody ICly and even rped using dialect from El Salvador, which most other Spanish speakers wouldn't understand as well as they would understand a normal spanish speaker, but somehow a random African American dude knew exactly what my character had said and was replying to me in English with no regard for the [Spanish] tag. That's just one of the encounter's i've had with people who do this.
  5. la tweaker

    very nice
  6. la tweaker

    BEATRIZ 'KRAZIE' SALAZAR (LEFT) AND JOSUE 'GOOFY' COREAS (RIGHT) JOSUE COREAS BACKSTORY Josue Coreas was born in Los Santos, San Andreas on August 5, 1997 to illegal Mexican immigrant parents. He was largely raised in the South Central district of the city, where he and his small family consisting of his parents, one paternal uncle and his late younger brother resided in the Rancho and Davis slums. His paternal uncle, Miguel Coreas, has since been deported back to his native Mexico as of 2003 after he was caught by the Los Santos Police Department selling heroin and methamphetamine to hardcore members of a local 18th Street gang clique. His late younger brother, Roberto, was killed in a hit and run by a drunk driver as he played in the street outside of one of his childhood homes, which was a section 8 housing unit, in Rancho circa 2006. Roberto was 7 years old at the time, and his killer has never been found by police or private investigators that the family have hired over the past several dozen years.His immediate family all live well below the poverty line in South Central Los Santos, and have regularly relied on state welfare and the good will of other community members of their neighbourhoods in order to financially and logistically provide for themselves. While Josue's own parents are not verbally, physically or sexually abusive, they are neglectful, as his father is an illegal gambling addict of over 20 years and his mother is an alcoholic of 14 years. Josue and his late younger brother, Roberto, were sexually molested by a close family friend between the years of 2004 and 2006. The sexual abuse came to an end, only when Roberto was ran over and killed by a drunk driver and when their abuser, a 32 year old Chinese American man named Charles Jiang, was sent to a state prison on a 4 year sentence for an unrelated violent beating and rape of a 14 year old African American girl from Rancho.Josue grew up speaking nothing but Mexican dialects of Spanish from Cedros Island and northeast Durango, as that was where his father and mother were from, respectively. He never attained fluency in reading, writing and speaking the English language until the age of 9. As a result of this language and cultural barrier, he was an attractive target for vicious and cruel bullies at schools and within the streets of Rancho from a very young age. The bullying continued until around the age of 10, when Josue began fighting back with martial arts that an older neighborhood boy taught him outside of school. In order to regain the power which was stolen from him throughout all of elementary school, he became a school bully himself while attending the Rancho Junior High School. His involvement with bullying earned him a dozen detentions and suspensions over the years, and nearly cost him his school athletic career. He participated on his school's wrestling teams for approximately 3 years, and took up weight-lifting as a favourite hobby, all the while gravitating to local street gangs for respect, power, influence, protection and a sense of family. He became affiliated with the 27th Street Ghetto Boyz gang of Rancho at the age of 14, and started his affiliation by publically selling soft, psychedelic and hard drugs in the streets of his neighbourhood for the street gang in the evenings and late nights.At the age of 15, both of his parents, very concerned with his affiliation to the 27th Street Ghetto Boyz, moved to a section 8 housing project in Northern Rancho and re-enrolled Josue in the Rancho Memorial High School. This did little to nothing to prevent him from continuing his affiliation to the 27th Street Ghetto Boyz, as he simply befriended other 27th Street Ghetto Boyz street gang members while attending high school. He also snuck out of the house late at night in order to sell drugs for them in the streets to local drunks and hard drug addicts. His parents forced him to take up a job as a cashier and warehouse worker at local Walmart and K-Mart supermarkets over a period of 2 years from the ages of 15 to 17, though after he was finally jumped into the 27th Street Ghetto Boyz at the latter age, he quit working for legitimate wages. He took up "gang banging" as a way of life after quitting his job and dropping out of high school at the age of 17, and greatly distanced himself from both of his parents.Josue committed his first premeditated murder on behalf of the street gang when he repeatedly shot and killed a rival 22 year old street gang member, named John "Sick Boy" Velasquez, from the Strawberry13 gang in December 2014. The rival street gang member in question was stood outside of his house's basement suite in the Southern region of Strawberry when he was repeatedly shot in the back with a pump-action shotgun and killed. One day after this gangland slaying, he was jumped into the 27th Street Ghetto Boyz after a 13 second long beating. He subsequently got several tattoos which represented his new street gang membership later on that evening, after spending the entire afternoon partying, doing hard drugs and drinking hard liquor.Over the years, Josue rose through the ranks of the small and dwindling 27th Street Ghetto Boyz gang through being a go-to dealer of soft, hard and psychedelic drugs in the streets. At the age of 19, he began his own small crew, which has since separated, of small time drug dealers who kicked up their earnings to the street gang's leaders. At the same age, he participated in multiple important murders which solidified his membership to the street gang. Using the online sex offender registry for San Andreas, he and 2 other members from his street gang tracked down Charles Jiang, his sexual abuser from his childhood, and gunned him down with semi-automatic handguns as he stood outside of his apartment building in the Little Seoul neighbourhood of Westside Los on January 16, 2016. He was never caught for murdering Charles Jiang, even though he was later questioned at a Los Santos Police Department precinct by criminal investigators. Around 1 year and some months later, he participated in the gruesome shooting murders of two Mara Salvatrucha 13 members from Chamberlain Hills in retaliation for raping his at the time girlfriend.. A few weeks after the murder of these two Mara Salvatrucha 13 members, he and other 27th Street Ghetto Boyz members tracked down Luis Melgar while he was in hiding in a suburban neighborhood of San Fierro, where he was shot in the head and killed. Luis Melgar's body was stuffed into a large dufflebag, ditched in a dumpster and set on fire with gasoline and matches. Luis Melgar's long-time girlfriend and willing rapist accomplice, Jasmine Correa, narrowly escaped to Oregon with her life a few hours after Luis was brutally murdered.Josue is currently 20 years old and is a shotcaller for the 27th Street Ghetto Boyz street gang. Due to his varied involvement in the neighborhood's drug trade, along with his direct participation in multiple high-profile murders, he commands a wide amount of respect and fear within his street gang and neighborhood. Even though his interpersonal relationships with his parents are extremely poor at the moment, he plans on using his influence within the criminal underworld to bring his deported uncle back to the country and city in the coming few years. He also plans to help other family members of his, who presently live on Cedros Island and in various cities within the Mexican state of Durango, into the country using illegal methods. His other plans include elevating the 27th Street Ghetto Boyz gang to their former glory by making a name for themselves in the illegal drug trade and through carrying out high-profile gangland slayings of their own members-gone-bad and street gang rivals throughout South Central. BEATRIZ SALAZAR BACKSTORY Beatriz Salazar was born in Los Santos, San Andreas on July 23, 1998 to an illegal Mexican immigrant father and a Mexican American mother. Her father illegally immigrated to the United States with his own step-father and paternal uncle at the age of 16, and spent around a decade living in Southern Texas before migrating across the Southwest by himself to Los Santos at the age of 25. Her mother was born and raised in South Central Los Santos, where she grew up within almost all neighbourhoods contained in it. Her father found work as a railroad worker for many years in rural Southern Texan communities, before a freak back injury put him out of work long-term at the age of 23. Her mother was a high school drop out who sold soft drugs and worked as a cashier at convenience stores for a living, and had been partaking in these activities since she was 10 years old. At the time of her birth, her father was 29 years old and her mother was 23. Mostly raised within section 8 housing units located in Rancho, Beatriz was subjected to a life of misery at home from a very young age. Her father, Jorge, was a long-time alcoholic and heroin addict who routinely physically and verbally abused Beatriz and his long-time girlfriend, her biological mother, Kayla. Vicious beatings were commonplace within the small and compact housing units, and the police on average visited the family's residences up to 15 times a year due to domestic violence dispatches. Her biological father permanently left her life when she was 8 years old circa 2006, during which time he was incarcerated on a 32 year long state prison sentence for the armed robbery and extremely violent rape of a 66 year old elderly woman across the city in Vinewood. Her father later committed suicide while at San Quentin State Prison, located in San Fierro circa late-2009, after an attempt was made on his life by Sureño inmates, who barbarically attacked him with shanks in the general population. Due to the routine beatings administered to her and her mother Kayla within her childhood homes, she lacked the ability to stand up for herself beginning when she was a very young child. She became a prime target for cruel and domineering bullies at area elementary schools beginning at the age of 5. Her life at school tremendously suffered as a result, and this caused her life-long resentment towards the educational system. Shortly after turning 10 years old, Beatriz befriended the younger siblings of local street gang members after she was expelled from the Rancho Elementary School for repeatedly stabbing one of her long-term bullies with a pair of scissors within a classroom. She attended a reformatory school for mentally and behaviorally challenged youths in El Burro Heights, where through the influence of these said younger siblings, was almost immediately drawn into a life of petty crime. Her grades at the school were never good, and her attendance was almost completely lacking. She regularly cut class in order to loiter around parts of East Los and Rancho with other children, and participated in school yard bullying, mugging, shoplifting and minor thefts with her very first group of childhood friends. As the years progressed, she got heavily involved with more severe criminal activities. At the age of 12, she was arrested by patrol officers from the Los Santos Police Department for unlawfully discharging a handgun right outside of the Rancho Junior High School, but was released without criminal charges after she was brought back, in handcuffs, to her mother's section 8 housing unit. Shortly after turning 13, she entered the criminal justice system when she was incarcerated in a reformatory penitentiary of the San Andreas Youth Authority for attempting to rob 2 of her bullying victims with a 12 inch butcher knife on the grounds of the McCaine Junior High School in Rancho. She was convicted of armed robbery and served 15 months behind bars, during which time she befriended hardcore street gang members from multiple Sureño and 18th Street gang sets across South Central. She was released from her San Andreas Youth Authority reformatory, which was located in Blaine County, at the age of 15 circa 2013. After being released from the San Andreas Youth Authority, she had the mentality of a young and budding hardcore criminal. At area schools located within Rancho, she took out her inner anger and frustrations by viciously bullying her already socially outcast peers. At home, she was extremely rebellious against her mentally broken mother's authority, and routinely stole money from her in order to purchase hard liquor and hard drugs in the streets. Her mother eventually threw her out of her section 8 housing unit a couple of months after she turned 16, and spent 2 and a half weeks living in the streets of Beatriz before her maternal uncle in Davis agreed to house her. Her maternal uncle was verbally, sexually physically and sexually abusive towards his many girlfriends and fling partners, often raping them without much physical force when they refused to consent to sexual activity. Beatriz herself was beaten by her maternal uncle. As a result of the regularly occurring domestic violence and sexual abuse within her maternal uncle's house, she was frequently absent and instead opted to couch surf with her closest childhood friends in order to get away from it all. It was while she was living with her maternal uncle in Davis that she became regularly absent from the house on Davis Avenue in order to join the 27th Street Ghetto Boyz in Rancho with some of her childhood friends. She quit attending school at the age of 16 in order to fully focus on forwarding the agenda of the 27th Street Ghetto Boyz by selling soft, psychedelic and hard drugs in the streets during evenings and late nights. When she was 17 years old, she formally dropped out of school but frequently appeared on the grounds of junior high and high schools in Rancho and Davis in order to sell drugs. At the age of 18, she was jumped into the 27th Street Ghetto Boyz after slitting the throat of a drug dealer who refused to pay taxes while operating on the street gang's turf. She has been a fully dedicated member of the 27th Street Ghetto Boyz ever since, and this has largely been at her expense so far. She has been involved in large street brawls with rival street gang members, and has been routinely shot at in drive-by shootings and walk up shootings on her street gang's own turf. Beatriz remains a reckless and fairly thoughtless hardcore street gang member within Rancho's streets, and largely commits her criminal activities out of hard drug and alcohol fueled violent impulses. She's well on her way to becoming a hard-drug addicted drunk. She has little to no contact with other members in her immediate family, as they're all either estranged from her or long-dead due to alcoholism, drug addictions and street gang violence. Given her current lifestyle, she, along with her cousin Myra Iraheta will likely end up chronically homeless, incarcerated or violently murdered by the time she turns 21 years of age.
  7. la tweaker

    Nicely done guide, good read. It ties in very nicely with the one I made aswell and goes into detail about some of the points I missed. I like that.
  8. la tweaker

    Depends what sources you're talking about, I can most likely provide articles that relate to just about every subject in this guide, however. Alot of my information comes from sources that can't exactly be linked here. I get alot of my information from people who live in California and America in general, some of whom are involved with street gangs and often tell me about what life is like for them. I simply combined what they've told me about their lives with my own common sense and that's basically where this guide came from.
  9. la tweaker

    I'm pretty sure realism is a factor in just about any argument on a heavy roleplay server. If this were a medium or low standards RP server, I'd understand people not taking 'realism' into account. Entry fees are simply so businesses can make money, drug prices should be realistic for obvious reasons. Nobody wants to see cocaine being sold for 80k an ounce like people have been doing on LSRP and other RP servers nowadays. Yes, though. Purity should definitely be a factor when it comes to drugs on the server, aswell as different strains of weed.
  10. la tweaker

    Couldn't have said it better myself, honestly.
  11. Contents Introduction How to roleplay as a resident living in gang territory How to roleplay as a gang member / gang banger Being a female within a street gang The General Environment Gang & Ghetto terminology Conclusion Introduction Welcome! This guide will mainly be to do with Hispanic gangs, but alot of what will be said here also ties in with other types of gangs (Such as Afro-American gangs) In this guide I'll be going over the terminology used by certain gangs, the way they operate, the types of people who join these gangs aswell as other things relating to this subject. I've written this guide in hopes of inspiring higher standards amongst the gang community on GTA:World, I don't intend to say that the current gang factions aren't doing good or aren't portraying things correctly, They're all great factions in their own right, but there's definitely room for improvement in all of them and improvement is something that every faction in general should strive for. Which is why I'm here to hopefully educate some people on this subject and to inspire better, more realistic portrayals of street gangs, gang related characters and the ghetto environment in general. How to roleplay as a resident living in gang territory There's one thing I always tell members of my factions, and that it's that you need to think about what you want your character to be BEFORE you make it. Decide early what kind of person you want your character to be along with how old he/she is going to be. (If you wish for your character to eventually be inducted into the street gang, he/she MUST be a teenager in most cases, there's usually no exceptions. If not? You can pick whatever age you'd like) First off decide what nationality you want your character to be from. If you're trying to join a crip or blood gang, it's obvious that your char would be Afro American or just black in general. Though with Hispanic gangs, there's a range of nationalities you could choose from. Although, depending on the gang and their culture, some nationalities are more valid than others. For example a Mexican gang is more likely to strictly accept Mexicans, a gang like Ms-13 or 18th Street is likely to accept almost any central american nationality, aswell as Mexicans. Decide aswell on your background story and your character's personality traits. If he/she's Latino, Are your character's parents illegal? Is your character himself or herself illegal? Does he or she speak English? Or just Spanish? As for why your character would want to join a gang? Well here are the main reasons teenagers anywhere join street gangs, among other reasons. Kids that want to be or feel tough Kids that want to be respected Kids that want to feel loved or needed Kids that want to be apart of something bigger than them Kids with broken families or mental issues Kids that want to be feared by other people They love feeling like they're powerful Kids and Teenagers with these personality traits and similar personality traits are more likely to join a street gang than a sheltered boy who knows nothing about street gangs or the way they operate. Moving on, your character should 90% of the time be from the same neighbourhood as the street gang that you wish to have your character become apart of. Nobody is gonna go through a move from Chicago or Miami to the slums of Los Santos just to get affiliated to a street gang when he/she arrives, that's senseless and a shitty, lazy way of portraying a character. They'd most likely attend local schools with gang members. As a teenager from the ghetto, your character (Even non affiliated) would most likely very vividly understand the street gang culture that goes on within the neighbourhood, he'd hear shots and sirens at night, he'd see drunken cholos hanging out in alleyways and at the park. He'd know which gang is which, what their graffiti looks like aswell as who they don't get along with, where their territory is located and he'd most likely know exactly how the area he lives in is carved up when it comes to street gangs. Keep in mind that your character, as mentioned before is more than likely from the slums of whatever neighbourhood you choose to RP being from. He or she may have lost somebody in his/her life, he or she may have a broken family. He or she may suffer abuse at home, They may have family members who are affiliated with certain gangs. This may or may not influence the gang your character would want to join. In some cases families can be completely torn apart based on which gang a certain family member chooses to affiliate his or herself with. We're talking about a very savage environment where the vast majority of these prospect gang members are uneducated and generally feel like they don't have much to offer society, so they turn to the streets and to gangs for guidance. Roleplay your character as a desperate teenager from the ghetto, don't try to pull any of that 'WhAt iS dRuG' or 'WhAt iS GuN' bullshit, PLEASE. Your character most likely VIVIDLY understands what guns or drugs are. As mentioned before, he'd hear shots almost every night. He'd see the drug addicts prowling the streets at night when he looks out his window, he may even have family members who've fallen victim to said drugs. It's not meant to be HARD for people to become affiliated to a gang, but it's best you dont approach leading members straight like that, you're not gonna get any respect that way. Instead, befriend the members that are more around your character's age range. They're your character's key into the gang. If he or she plays their cards right, your character should very easily become a full blown gang member. A good idea and something great to roleplay would for your character to be a tagger, basically a member of a local tagger crew, a young cholo or chola. (You could either form a tagger crew IC with a couple of friends, or roleplay that your character is simply a lone tagger/graffiti artist.) He or she would most likely come into contact with the gang eventually and over time be jumped in, leaving his or her crew (If he/she is in one ofc) behind to become a member of whatever gang resides in his neighbourhood. Just know that your character doesn't actually have to kill anybody to become a valuable part of a street gang. MS-13 for example is focused around money and they thrive through their drug sales. Yes, certain gangs are extremely violent, but that doesn't mean every single person that hangs out with or is affiliated with the gang is a murderous psychopath, which is why people need to consider WHAT they're gonna RP before they come IG and roleplay with the faction. 90% of young gang members in LA haven't actually killed anybody yet, shot at them maybe. But not killed. Lastly, please don't try to carry your character as a hardened gangbanger right off the bat. It's okay to be a rowdy teenager that's extremely down for his or her gang, but keep it realistic. Your character isn't a killer yet, he/she's a teenager from the slums of LS who most likely hangs out with a local street gang. Your goal at this point should be to befriend members of a gang of your choice and over time work your way into the gang. This process could take days, weeks or even months. Depending on a variety of factors. Your ultimate goal is to show interest in the gang when possible and to work your way towards a jump in. How to roleplay as a gang member / gang banger First of all, I'm going to stress that there's a difference between a gang member and a gang banger. A gang MEMBER is somebody who's part of a street gang, but isn't actively putting in work. A gang BANGER is a more dedicated member of a street gang who actively commits crimes for the benefit of his/her gang. This is a difference that not many people are educated on. Your average street gang member most likely isn't actively commiting crimes for the gang apart from selling the occasional dimebag or the likes. Usually after your character passes the age of 18 he/she makes the transition from a gang member to a gang banger. Also keep in mind that just because your character is a gang MEMBER, doesn't mean they have no obligations when it comes to their gang, or that they completely avoid banging. It's more of a choice, an option. Once your character is inducted into a street gang of their choosing, he or she would most likely feel a great sense of pride, belonging and power. He or she would be most likely schooled on the gang's rules and his or her initiation process would be complete. Though this depends on how organised the gang is and how they operate. Some gangs have a strict code of conduct with rules that result in death, beatings or being jumped out. Some are completely based on respect with no type of code of conduct whatsoever. Your character may now have to pay a certain amount of money as "rent" to his or her gang's leader and would also quite possibly be required to attend meetings. (Though once again, this depends on the gang and their structure) Now there's alot of things your character could take part in after he or she is jumped in. He or she could start selling drugs out of the gang's trap house (If he/she doesn't already have permission to sell. As mentioned before. It depends on the gang. Some gangs don't allow outsiders/residents to sell drugs for them) he or she could start trying to extort local street vendors and local stores. He or she could even start selling fake ID's, trying to pimp girls or even selling alcohol to minors. Anything goes within most gangs aslong as money continues flowing. Your character's main job as a newly inducted member would very likely be to bring money in for the clique and possibly to bring new members in to the clique. in most of my factions, It's entirely up to the jumped in members to do the recruiting, Higher Ranked members usually have more important matters to attend to ICly. In general, if your character is initiated into a street gang. He or she becomes not only an IC representative of the street gang, but you as a player become a representation of your faction on an OOC basis. Try to keep this in mind when roleplaying with ANY gang faction. You'd be surprised how easily one simple fuck up can permanently taint your faction's reputation. Try not to be that one person who simply stands there facing the street or selling drugs on corners, that kind of mentality is outdated and just looks stupid. If you're gonna be ingame with your faction, have your character out there doing things, not just standing there like a statue. Create your own roleplay, enhance the environment that's being portrayed. It's also worth noting that alot of gangs nowadays generally have morals and high standards when it comes to so called 'honor'. I can't speak for African-American gangs, but I know that the majority of Latino gangs heavily frown upon heinous crimes such as rape, child molestation, drive by's and the murder of innocent women/children. Take proper precautions while roleplaying a member of one of these gangs, even gangs like MS-13 have toned things down when it comes to things like molestation/rape and the murder of women or children. This is something that you should take into account when roleplaying your character. Unless he is a complete psychopath or his gang is one of those gangs where it doesn't matter what you do, your character isn't likely to get any enjoyment or respect out of doing things such as what's mentioned above. Keep in mind that realistically, if your character goes to jail for killing a kid, innocent woman or for raping somebody, he is more than likely to have a massive target painted on his back by the Mexican Mafia or the Aryan Brotherhood, or even by other prisoners who simply frown upon those types of crimes. He may not even make it out of jail alive if he slips up. Take proper precautions and think about what your character's worries and feelings would be, this ties in with my next point. Lastly, keep in mind that your character is not only a member of a gang or faction. He/she is a human being. He/she should have feelings, hobbies, problems, possible mental issues, imperfections, prejudices, morals, addictions and pretty much everything that makes us humans. Nobody likes roleplaying with a robot like gang member who has no feelings or regard for human life. Yes, your character may very well be a violent person who either has killed somebody or may kill somebody in the future, but this doesn't mean your character wouldn't feel bad after he/she ended another human's life. Most people who commit murders in real life spend the rest of their lives living on edge, jumping as the wind blows aswell as having severe sleeping issues (Night terrors, insomnia, etc). Also tying in with my previous point about heinous crimes, if your character raped a woman. How would he cope with the fact that some girl's life has been irreversibly shattered? That chick will most likely never see life the same again and your character would most likely know this very well. Maybe your character's a complete psychopath and gets enjoyment from that simple fact, but what if he isn't? He's surely gonna feel atleast some shred of remorse. This type of roleplay creates great opportunities for character development. Will your character be able to handle taking a life? Will he/she end up taking drugs to numb the feelings of guilt? What will that lead to? Will they eventually clean themselves up following pressure from the homies or their family? Will the drugs corrupt them turn them into a shell of their former selves? That's all up to you and how you choose to go about your character! The best way to do this is to put yourself in the shoes of your character. As in seriously think. What would you do if you were in a street gang and had just committed a murder on behalf of your gang? How would you cope knowing that your face, voice or gang's name was the last thing somebody saw/heard before everything went black? Would you think about that person's family? Would you wonder if he/she had children? Parents waiting on them to come home? A boyfriend or girlfriend? How would these thoughts make you feel about this? How would you feel knowing you caused an irreparable impact on somebody's family or even their entire community? Just think about these points, and you've got a well rounded character on your hands. All in all, make your character feel alive and like a functioning human being! Certain things that happen IC may not affect you as a player, but they'd CERTAINLY affect your character in one way or another. Being a female within a street gang I'll start this off by saying that I in no way condone the act of restricting anybody's roleplay or forcing them to roleplay in a certain fashion, but if you wish for your portrayal of a female gangster to be taken seriously by most seasoned rpers, you're advised to follow what is said here. Most females end up joining street gangs for many of the same reasons males do, they want money, respect and power. To feel like they're apart of something much, much bigger than themselves. Maybe they want to be feared aswell, maybe she has other reasons to join. That's up to you, the person portraying your character. Much like their gang brothers, most female gang members come from the same squalid conditions that their male counterparts come from. Many of them have extremely messed up lives at home, some of them have been through severe trauma (Sexual, mental or psychical) which sometimes was inflicted on them by a member of their family. Some may have mental disorders such as severe anxiety or PTSD as a result of these circumstances. Females also often join gangs because it's the same street gang their boyfriend or brother is from at the time. I'll also note that taking this route is actually a very good way to become affiliated to a gang, especially if your character dates a member of said gang. It'd most likely motivate her to become affiliated even more. Some people see roleplaying relationships with a fellow gang member as whoring for ranks or as trying to take an easy way into the gang, though this really shouldn't be the case and I personally frown upon people who see things this way, This type of mentality completely ruins roleplay opportunities within gangs. Almost 50% of women IRL join gangs as a result of a significant other or a family member becoming or being part of said gang, peer pressure is a REAL thing! There's not really much of a difference between male and female members of most street gangs (Such as African American ones). However, in some gangs They're different in that females are forbidden from gaining leadership roles. The closest a female gang member will get to being a leader in certain gangs is being put in charge of the other girls within the gang, or in rare cases where they're allowed to speak for a boyfriend within the gang if he somehow cant speak for himself. When your female character gets put onto the street gang, she's most likely going to be given two choices. Either a sex in or a jump in. It's usually a trick question, because as a sexed in member, your character is little more than a sex slave for the gang, she gets zero respect from her homegirls and is looked at as a fuck doll by the homeboys. The most popular way for females to get into street gangs is to be jumped in, as it gets them the most respect. Also keep in mind that as a female, whether you like this fact or not. Your character IS looked at as a softer or easier target by rival gangs. Some gangs (Such as MS-13 again) specifically target women from rival gangs with the express purpose of raping them or simply to kill them and cause a significant impact against the enemies. Keep this in mind and remember to roleplay proper fear as a female gangster. Just because you have to approve sexual assault roleplay, doesn't mean it's any less of a possibility from an IC standpoint. When your female character is roaming the ghetto alone and without her homeboys/homegirls, walking through alleyways and such, she's putting herself in direct danger of being targeted by rivals or even just by a local drug addict or homeless person who hasn't had a good fuck in a while. It's a sad fact, but unfortunately it can't be more true when it comes to the ghetto. I'm not saying that females should constantly break down ICly and cry as a result of every confrontation or potentially harmful situation, or that they shouldn't involve themselves in gang feuds or the likes, I'm just saying to keep in mind that females are generally more emotional and easier to intimidate than men, whether or not they're affiliated to a gang. Your character is still a woman and your rp should reflect this fact. If your character was surrounded by four or five rival gang members who attempted to jump her or shove her into a car, she's more likely to freak out or get scared in this situation than a male would be in a similar situation. She might try to put on a brave face, sure. That's acceptable. But how long would that last once the reality of what's going on sinks in? All in all, your character should be a female first and a gang member second, not the other way around. Putting all of the above aside for a moment, roleplaying a female within a street gang can be a very fun and rewarding experience if done right. Your character could go on to lead her own all female clique within the gang, she could involve herself in fights with females from other gangs, she could shoot at females from other gangs, she could stab people from other gangs, she could assist with drug dealing, she could drive for the homies on drive bys or even assist in such hits, she could assist with the gang's finances, assist with paying taxes to La Eme (If she's a Surena and not a bloodette/cripette/ruette of course), hell, she could attempt to set up rival gang members or simply unsuspecting victims on social media to be robbed by her gang, she could also take part in seducing and luring rival gang members to the gang's turf so that they can easily be picked off. Females within gangs are generally more ruthless and cunning simply for the fact that they're biologically weaker than men, so they HAVE to be more calculating than their male counterparts in order to actually get any sort of respect within the gang. Females in general are very manipulative whether they know it or not and most can very easily flip certain situations around to be in their favour. Incorporate this fact into your roleplay and you'll notice people's perception of your character rapidly changing, for better or for worse. But most likely for the better! When roleplaying a female within a Latino gang, just know that Sureno/Hispanic gangs are usually VERY male dominated, males are put before females, always. That's how it is within most Hispanic gangs and it most likely wont change. Basically, your character is a dirty, street-wise and most likely extremely troubled Central American/Mexican/African-American girl from the slums, NOT a white girl from the suburbs with no worries or trauma. Act like that and you'll find yourself enjoying your character much more, aswell as being more respected ICly and OOCly in your faction. The General Environment The type of areas and environments that spawn street gangs are usually riddled with broken homes, low income families and drug abuse. As mentioned before, your character has most likely experienced or is currently experiencing at least one, if not all of these issues. Most people in these neighbourhoods are generally very distrustful of the police and some may even fear calling the police or fear the police in general. Maybe out of fear of being deported or fear of retaliation from the local street gangs. It's highly recommended that you do some sort of research on neighbourhoods such as these, take Westlake/Macarthur Park, Mid City, Southern Koreatown (Pico Union / Rampart) and pretty much all of South Central Los Angeles as inspiration. You can find countless articles and stories about life in these neighbourhoods through a simple google search and it's highly recommended that you do. Not only are these neighbourhoods plagued with fear, drugs and crime but they're also heavily populated by undesirable people (Such as robbers, kidnappers, rapists and child molesters) who prey on people within said communities. Roleplay proper precautions when RPing in the ghetto, basically remember that your character is legit from one of the most violent neighbourhoods in Los Santos. He/she's not walking through Vinewood or Rockford Hills. Gang & Ghetto Terminology In this section I'm gonna go over some of the terminology and slang that street gangs & gang members in Southern California use on a daily basis, some of the slang will be strictly related to certain street gangs (Surenos, Crips, Bloods, Hoovers, MS13, 18th Street) and some will be universal and used by most gangs of a certain background. I'll also go over certain words that can be used to disrespect rival gangs, as that's something that seems to be lacking on here. I've seen people refer to Pirus as slobs, which isn't correct COMMONLY USED DISSES Napp - Disrespectful term towards Neighborhood Crips Tramp - Disrespectful term to 'Tray' Crip and Hispanic gangs with 'Thirty' in their name (For example, 38th Street Gang would be called Tramp ocho, 36th Street would be called Tramp Six) Scrap - Disrespectful term towards Surenos. (Not to be used by Surenos, ever. Even if it's in the context of a fight. ("Lets scrap, ese"). The only exception to this is if your Sureno char is nicknamed Scrappy. Crab - Obviously a disrespectful term towards Crips Slob - Disrespectful term towards Bloods Snoochies / Snoovas- Diss term for Hoover Criminals Hoochies - Diss term for Hustler Crip gangs Faketeen - Diss term for 18th Street Gangs. Okay - Commonly used by Hoover Criminals gang members. It stands for what it sounds like. 'oK', Rollin O killa. So it's basically a disrespectful term towards all Neighborhood Crip gangs. Mierda Seca / Monkey Shit - Diss term for Mara Salvatrucha Dieru - Disrespectful term towards Piru gangs Bike Rims - Diss term for Brim gangs Maggots - Disrespectful term for Mafia Crips There's countless other diss terms that refer to certain street gangs but I'm not gonna add them all here because that'd not only take forever, but it'd be impossible for me to name them all. You can easily find diss terms for gangs by finding their streetgangs.com page or finding videos by said gang on youtube. SLANG Damu - A word used to refer to a member of the Bloods gang B-Dog - A blood, used similarly to the word damu. Verz - Used by Hoover Criminal gangs, usually combined with the word 'Okay' (Okay Verz). Loc (Pronounced as LOWK not LOCK) - A term of endearment for Surenos/Crips that originates from the word 'Loco', this is also used by Crips to refer to eachother similarly to the word damu/b-dog. ("You my loc, nigga.") ('Shoulda been a loc') or (Wassup, loc?) Rip Rider - A term used to refer to a Crip Blood - Pretty obvious. Used by Blood members to refer to their homies. (Wassup, blood?!) Cuzz - Also pretty obvious, used by crips in the same way that Bloods use 'Blood' Maje - A word commonly used by Salvadorans, particularly amongst Ms-13 members. Cerote - Another Salvadoran slang word. It's like saying 'nigga' when used amongst Salvadorans, though if someone who isn't Salvadoran or Central American uses it, it's like adding the 'er' at the end. Ese - Obviously a word used by Surenos. Dog / Perro - Used among Hispanic gang members, usually. Cap / Capping - Lying (This is mainly black slang, but Hispanics can use it too, depending on their generation) Homeboy / Homie - This is obvious. Can be used by any gang member. Ranker / Ranked it / Ranking out - Usually used by Hispanic gang members. Used to describe somebody who isn't as down for their gang as they claim they are. (Such as refusing to fight for the homies, running from gang beef or simply being a pussy. ('Damn foo, you ranked it on us.' or 'Don't be a ranker, ese') Tweak / Scante / Ice - Slang term for meth White - Pretty obvious, Cocaine. Green / Yeska / Loud / Mary-Jane - Marijuana, obviously. Carga / Tar / Brown / Chiva - Heroin Pookie - A meth or crack pipe Tweaker - A crack, pill or meth addict. Basically any form of junkie. Twacked out - Extremely high on meth/crack. (Usually meth) Fade - Not really gang slang, it's more of a word used amongst people in the ghetto to describe a fight. ('Run my fade.' is basically like saying 'fight me') I feel like this one's pretty obvious, though. Bando - An abandoned house that's commonly used as a hangout spot for gangs. (This is NOT a trap house!). Hangout spots such as these are sometimes referred to as 'destroyers', particularly by MS-13 gang members. Trap house - A house, abandoned, rented or privately owned that is used to sell drugs Casita - Spanish for "Small house" A gang controlled establishment (Usually set up in a home) similar to a trap house that sells alcohol to minors, hosts illegal gambling, hosts prostitution aswell as drug dealing. (These are very popular amongst Hispanic gangs such as MS-13 and 18th Street.) Chavala - Not really used that much nowadays, but it's usually a word used by Hispanic gangs to refer to a rival gang member. Nowadays though people usually just refer to their rivals as 'the enemy' or the 'other side'. Hyna / Ruca - Hyna typically refers to an attractive female, Ruca refers to a girlfriend. These words aren't used as much nowadays, but are still relevant and used occasionally. No good - This term is typically used to describe a person of very low social standing. Such as a rapist, child molester or a hard drug addict. ('Man, I saw that foo tryna rape that lil girl from around the way. That motherfucker's a damn no good' or 'She's a tweaker, straight fuckin no good') Chomo - A child molester Leva - Not particularly used as much nowadays, but it's used to refer to any type of punk, traitor or pussy. ('That fool's a leva, man. He said he didn't bang when the enemies pulled up and pressed him') Burnt / Burnt out - Refers to somebody who is either tripping bad or extremely messed up on drugs. ('Man that bitch stays burnt out' is basically like saying 'She's always on drugs.') Somebody being labelled as 'burnt out' usually ends in them being labelled as a no-good if that person doesn't straighten themselves out. Watered down - Somebody who has seemingly forgotten what it means to be apart of a certain gang. This could be someone who suddenly stopped showing their face at the hood, focuses on things that hold no significance to the gang, or simply by being disloyal. Press / G-check - To verbally harass somebody and enquire as to whether or not they're part of a street gang. ('See that foo over there wit the Pirates cap on? Go press that foo, ese. I think he's from Peanutbutters.' (Translation: "Go check if the guy in the Pirates cap is in a gang, I think he's from PBS13") Green Light - A kill order G Ride - A stolen vehicle Hit up / Placaso - A tag, usually gang related. Bombing - To do graffiti, this is usually used by taggers. ('Yall gonna go bombing tonight, homie?') Whacked out / Whack out - To cross out a rival gang's initials on the wall. ('Man, the slobs tagged our shit. Whack those lames out, ese') Caiga - Means 'come' in Spanish slang. Caile - See 'Caiga' Clique - A subsidary of a street gang, can also be used to refer to one's territory. ('You tryna get down wit the TGS clique, dog?' or 'I'm in the clique right now, where you at?' ) Set - A tagger crew or one's territory. Some people make the mistake of thinking 'set' means a gang, when it doesn't. Barrio / Pandilla / Hood - A street gang Put on / Jumped in / Rushed in - To be initiated into a street gang. This is typically the term used nowadays, the whole 'ragged' thing doesn't exist at all. You don't even get a bandanna when you're jumped into a street gang, why would it be called being ragged? Blessed in - To be allowed into a street gang without having to go through the initiation or having to perform sexual favours Sexed in / Fucked in - To be initiated into a street gang through sexual favours WHAT NOT TO SAY Holmes / Vato / Cabron / Orale / ETC - These are words that were typically used by Surenos of the 90's and 80's. These words are part of a type of chicano slang known as 'calo', nowadays this type of slang is not used as much because of the Americanisation of Chicano gangs. Don't use words such as these if your character is of the younger generation of his gang. However if he/she's of the older generation, it's a little more acceptable. Chica - Means 'chick' or 'girl' and could also be considered calo. This typically isn't used amongst Latino gangs anymore, it's a very outdated piece of slang. In general you should be careful when speaking Chicano slang as a Latino gang member, try not to use outdated words or try to overuse it. Hispanic gangs are pretty Americanised nowadays and most seasoned rpers frown upon the constant usage of Spanish. Conclusion All in all, make your character feel alive, we don’t need statues posting up on the corner facing the street. If you’re going to do that? Might as well log out If you’re not effecting the scene in any way? There is no point in you being there. Create an atmosphere around your character by creating RP! You can get others involved by doing so, causing some great IC scenarios. To conclude this, I'll include a few ideas for things you could roleplay doing, especially as a resident when your character is only just starting to affiliate his or herself with a gang. These suggestions were written by a friend of mine in one of my factions. Talking Who would have guessed? Talking to someone is a great way of creating roleplay. This is something that I would prefer over everything else. There’s just something about yapping with your homies about stuff that makes your RP experience 10x greater. Talk about school, life, girls, hell even porn. Its also a way of getting information across to another person, who would have thought? Its only your imagination that is tested in terms of “talking”, you can go as far as you want. Let’s be honest, would you want to talk to someone who has an interesting story to tell or an anti-social person who stands on the corner for five hours before /q’ing? Yeah? That’s what I thought. Paper chase You’re a teenager going through the struggles of the hood life, why not try to make a couple bucks? Shoot some dice, steal something, buy and resell for more. Get a job, not every person in the hood becomes a gang banger. These are just some examples of hustling. Make sure you RP your money REALISTICALLY, I don’t want to be hearing about a teenager who owns diamond grillz, a golden chain and the latest iPhone. Have a REALISTIC source of income. This also leads into illegal profits. If you are one of those who are lucky enough to get linked up with a homie, make sure you deal drugs realistically. Don’t be making your deal obvious, tell them to park up behind in an alley way or a secluded spot. State realistic prices too, I hate when people say that they’re selling cocaine for $2,000. That’s not on, we’re setting a realistic example. NOTE: Making illegal phone calls about “bidness” isn’t realistic at all, do not be giving out your phone numbers to people who swing around. Go to a payphone if you MUST make an illegal phone call. School If you’re a teenager? RP going to school and such, do normal teenage things. Get into fights in school or don’t, beef with people or make friends in school. Realistically gang beefs start off from school then accumulate into something bigger. RP talking shit about your teachers or speak otherwise. The only limits is your imagination. Parties / BBQs This is an excellent way of creating RP, your parents are out for the weekend? Invite your homies over to get wasted, or something happened on the block? Throw the party on the corner. Your Character is who you want them to be, make them into something. Your character’s personality could be built through the events that occur around him/her, which could lead them into becoming a hustler, a pimp, a gang banger or a flat-out ranker. Another note, try to avoid tabbing for long periods of time where people can see. It makes your faction look very bad. If you NEED to tab out, go inside or simply log off until you can return. I'LL BE ADDING MORE TO THIS AS I COME UP WITH MORE THINGS TO WRITE ABOUT OR NEW POINTS COME TO LIGHT. THIS GUIDE IS CURRENTLY IN A SKELETAL STATE AT THE MOMENT. IF YOU'VE GOT KNOWLEDGE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN OR HISPANIC GANG RP, FEEL FREE TO SEND ME THINGS TO ADD. I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO INCORPORATE OTHER PEOPLE'S WORK INTO THIS.
  12. la tweaker

    I suggest you remove the "ragged" thing from the guide. Gangs don't do the whole 'ragged' member thing anymore at all. The correct terminology is initiated or "put on". The guide in general is pretty outdated in my opinion, why would a gang's shotcaller or OG want to teach some youngster how to use a gun? That just sounds stupid in my opinion.
  13. la tweaker

    nicely done guide, very nice.
  14. la tweaker

    Drug dealing isn't supposed to be all that lucrative from an IC standpoint. A drug price agreement would simply be an agreement on realistic prices for our economy so that people aren't selling ounces of coke for ridiculous prices like people were doing on LSRP. 350 to 450 for cocaine and 150 for weed is more than acceptable and if you actually sell it right ICly, you can actually make a decent amount of money. It's all about how you go about your sales ICly that depends on how much money you're gonna be making. Keep in mind that the price agreement is more than likely only based around street prices and what's acceptable.