Sorry for the terrible title pun. Couldn't resist. =P
So I want to be more active here. I think a plot ad may be a good way to start, considering I'm really bad at open threads.
Keep in mind this is subject to change/addition/subtraction at any time, so feel free to check back! I'll probably post an update notice, too, when I change it.
TL;DR: Jake is a bartender from Pittsburgh. Largely free of childhood trauma or other deep life-changing events, he moved to Castanet to enjoy a peaceful country lifestyle. Aslo because his hometown was a city of gloom, overcast weather and old people. He's not entirely sure what he wants out of life, but he's perfectly ok with that. He's a nice guy who wants nothing more than to help other people. However, something gets in the way of his helping--Jake's not really bright, and he lacks anything resembling common sense.
FRIENDS AND ENEMIES: Jake is the kind of guy who will do everything in his power to be friends with everyone. Even if someone were to come up to him, proclaim their undying hatred of him and kick him in the nuts, he'd wince a bit but probably find some redeeming quality in them. So basically, friends = ridiculously easy, enemies = ridiculously hard. Because it'd be pretty boring to roleplay a friendly guy making friends with other friendly people, so I'd more like to explore the "enemy" angle. One-sided friendships and the like.
ROMANCE: Here's an area where I want Jake to be really bad. He's not interested in the type of girls who would have interest in him--"nice girls" or ones who will sleep with anything, you know. The kind of girls he likes best are the fiesty, quick-tempered, hard-to-get kind. And he goes after them like a lost puppy. I'd be interested in playing through either of these one-sided dynamics. They don't have to end in romance, either.
WILD CARD: Jake likes listening to people's problems and helping them when they can. Sometimes, he's so eager to help that he invents problems where there aren't any. I'd like to do stuff with this. We could play this straight (i.e. he helps someone who wants his help) or subvert it in a number of ways. If you'd like to do anything along this line of play, just tell me! I'm sure we can work something out.
Any other ideas? Again, just say something. I'm pretty open to others' input. After all, interaction is the point of roleplay. =]