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Re: Your Background
« Reply #120 on: November 25, 2008, 11:26:45 PM »
What I've done in my forum RPs is to just go with normal prose. The special symbols for action would only be necessary in more of a screenplay format, such as:

Chaos: *Walks up to Raethe* How's it going?

And the screenplay format only works if you are controlling multiple characters, in my opinion. I've grown out of that and decided prose was much better, not only for added description, but because it helps out my writing skills.
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« Reply #121 on: November 25, 2008, 11:35:09 PM »
<3 Prose
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« Reply #122 on: November 26, 2008, 02:22:24 AM »
Wasn't it also, that we are doing this to get a feel for everybody's writing style as well?
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« Reply #123 on: November 26, 2008, 02:49:03 AM »
That would be tough in the first person. I also am only part of this for the fun and experience.
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #124 on: November 26, 2008, 02:52:29 AM »
I dunno. To me, first person is a better gauge of someone's ability in writing than third. Lots of people can throw down a convincing third. First is much harder (to me). Of course, I've heard others say the opposite. Opinions. Who needs 'em?
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #125 on: November 26, 2008, 04:11:40 AM »
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« Reply #126 on: November 26, 2008, 05:40:04 AM »
Honestly, I think we are getting a feel for everyone's writing.  And so far it seems to me that everyone's doing fine.  I'm also discovering a lot about people by the "powers" they're giving themselves.

Also, good point Chaos.  I guess that would be the best way to explain the use of those... I had never really thought of it that way.
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #127 on: November 26, 2008, 05:42:50 AM »
I'm also discovering a lot about people by the "powers" they're giving themselves.

lol!   ;D
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #128 on: November 26, 2008, 07:51:26 AM »
I have the power to commune with the Lord of Pork.
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #129 on: November 26, 2008, 08:11:11 AM »
Why, in my day... *scratches belly* we usta use pencil an' paper for our RP! And blank notebook paper, mind'ya. None o'this pre-printed, graphicy stuff those carpetbaggers try to sell to ya. And you sat across the table from someone so'z ya got a real good idea who yer talkin' to. Well, shoot, that was last century an' all!

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Re: Your Background
« Reply #130 on: November 26, 2008, 08:51:23 AM »
Aww, but I LIKE your lawn.

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« Reply #131 on: November 26, 2008, 09:46:59 AM »
Y'know, I just realized I used a couple of phrases on the RP thread that would basically go unnoticed in the USA, but might be offensive to someone from the UK. Since I know we have at least one person from yon illustrious isles, I hope I did not offend.
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #132 on: November 26, 2008, 10:19:27 AM »
My goodness! Yours is so hectic-sounding, I get exhausted just reading it.

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« Reply #133 on: November 26, 2008, 02:29:11 PM »
You should be able to relate to it then, Raethe?
I know I can....  ::)
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #134 on: November 26, 2008, 05:26:45 PM »
I was trying to use the 3-act formula. Did it work?






*tick*            *tick*           *tick*

Just waiting to see if anyone actually went back the the thread to see if it was true...
"When I came to this town five years ago I didn't have a nickle in my pocket. Now I have a nickle in my pocket."