The one reason why I shall never embroil myself in the mess of LJ RP is that it begats completely UNNECESSARY drama. The best thing I ever did was distance myself from the usual wank that online RPing communities seem to foster. Yes, it was two sided, once I found an RPer, I felt more inclined to develop a strong preference that RPer (and hence I ended up just RPing with that person) but conversely, it's like the drama-llama is kicked every wendesday night at half price.
Oh a plus side, the Tales series was the best thing that has ever happened to my iconning skills, because it's so much fun to icon!
-- and a repeat, please do this if you have a spare moment *I will repay the favor if you link it* --