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Re: RP?
« Reply #100 on: April 07, 2010, 05:20:53 am »
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"show, don't tell"

thats a very very anti-Stanislavsky thing to say (if you do drama). And there are hundreds of ways to do a profile yours is one way where you give a very through back story.

i personally think that all you need is to do a basic history and then there is allot of lenience as to the direction you want to take your character. so for example you say your chracters mother died when he was young, then you could at some point in the RP make reference to this and in one wall post complete a huge amount of character development.





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Re: RP?
« Reply #101 on: April 07, 2010, 05:35:30 am »
"Anti-Stanislavsky"? Yeah, the site where I learned how to RP gave characters one of three possible grades and the better your backstory the better your grade was. I can't think of a way so, how does having your character telling someone about his mothers death translate to character development? Unless said character never got over it and the events they are going through I'd reminiscent of their mothers death.


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Re: RP?
« Reply #102 on: April 07, 2010, 06:16:35 am »
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"quick get on the ATV!"
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i think if you thought about it more you could do something that is  a lot more in-depth
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Re: RP?
« Reply #103 on: April 08, 2010, 02:40:55 am »
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I can't think of a way so, how does having your character telling someone about his mothers death translate to character development? Unless said character never got over it and the events they are going through I'd reminiscent of their mothers death.

a character who is very closed towards certain people (or a type of people) opening up to this person and giving some of their back story and reasoning is a small view into their psyche so you almost see what makes the character tick and what sort of bonds he is likely to make with people, to me that is character development

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Stanislavsky was a drama practicioner who was all about "Be, dont show" at least i hope he was otherwise i have failed my drama exam!

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gave characters one of three possible grades and the better your backstory the better your grade was
which in my view is a little unfair, you may not be accepted into all roleplays (like SOP, i was rejected 3 times) but you keep trying until you have a character profile that works which has a good balance of good and bad points. and you can take your flashbacks and compact that into history which makes it shorter and sometimes easier to read.





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Re: RP?
« Reply #104 on: April 08, 2010, 12:06:28 pm »
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I can't think of a way so, how does having your character telling someone about his mothers death translate to character development? Unless said character never got over it and the events they are going through I'd reminiscent of their mothers death.

a character who is very closed towards certain people (or a type of people) opening up to this person and giving some of their back story and reasoning is a small view into their psyche so you almost see what makes the character tick and what sort of bonds he is likely to make with people, to me that is character development

Oh. Thank you for pointing that out to me.

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Stanislavsky was a drama practicioner who was all about "Be, dont show" at least i hope he was otherwise i have failed my drama exam!


Oh. The way I see it is this: If a Character A asks Character B about his and Character B just says, "My mother died when I was young," is bad. Unless A: It isn't important to the character or B: You will tell them later. What I would do is show the incedent with a flashback. It allows the reader to see exactly what happened and how Character B felt throught the entire thing. Thus both the reader and Character A can bond with Character B more.

This is why I am not really going to talk about my characters past in my story The Gatekeeper. Instead, when the subject is brought up I will reveal a little bit and leave the rest to an awesome prequile(sp).

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gave characters one of three possible grades and the better your backstory the better your grade was
which in my view is a little unfair, you may not be accepted into all roleplays (like SOP, i was rejected 3 times) but you keep trying until you have a character profile that works which has a good balance of good and bad points. and you can take your flashbacks and compact that into history which makes it shorter and sometimes easier to read.

Well, it is also based on the other catagories. Espesially now. I had a lot of trouble with it first since I wasn't used to revealing everything about the character at once. I still don't. At least for my SL RP anyway.


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Re: RP?
« Reply #105 on: April 11, 2010, 01:36:27 pm »
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Re: RP?
« Reply #106 on: March 29, 2011, 07:53:52 pm »
I would like to join an active fresh and exciting Pandorian roleplay.  Any out there?
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Re: RP?
« Reply #107 on: March 30, 2011, 11:32:26 am »
I would like to join an active fresh and exciting Pandorian roleplay.  Any out there?
Oh yes. www.livenavi.forumotion.com

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