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Dragon Age PCs

(Anonymous) 2017-03-08 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
What's the general rule of thumb when playing Wardens or Inquisitors? Does it have to be your own personal screen caps or can it be fanart/PBs/someone else's caps?

I've seen all those things 'done' but what things are more 'kosher' or the ideal?

I just bought PC versions of the games in the case of doing my own screen caps but if other options are ok then I'd rather get started now rather than later.

TIA!

Re: Dragon Age PCs

(Anonymous) 2017-03-08 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Anything goes, really! Using someone else's caps of their Warden or Inq would be crossing a line, though. If it's fanart, make sure it's actually your character.

Re: Dragon Age PCs

(Anonymous) 2017-03-09 02:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Screencaps are fine, PBs are fine, art is fine (though of all three that's the one I see the least, while caps and pbs get a pretty equal share ime).

Using caps or art of somebody else's PC is iffy at best, because most people wouldn't want what's essentially their OC repurposed. Some ppl might be okay with it, but definitely ask first before using that kind of source.

Re: Dragon Age PCs

(Anonymous) 2017-03-11 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
as someone who plays companions, i prefer screenshots of your actual inquisitor over mcmodelface pb.

it's only kosher to use someone else's caps if they're capping the game for you. finding icons of an inquisitor you like and taking them is not cool.

Re: Dragon Age PCs

(Anonymous) 2017-03-11 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
there are plenty of non-mcmodelface pbs out there and honestly i prefer those over awkward screenshots. if because they actually tend have a variety of emotion instead. most screencap wardens/hawkes/inquisitors just don't seem to get from my experience

so personally i'd say pick a solid pb unless you're actually getting a decent variety of facial expressions via ss

Guybrush Threepwood (Monkey Island)

(Anonymous) 2017-03-09 07:10 am (UTC)(link)
...i'm sorry

Re: Guybrush Threepwood (Monkey Island)

(Anonymous) 2017-03-10 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
I can't believe I'm asking this, but...canonpoint?

Re: Guybrush Threepwood (Monkey Island)

(Anonymous) 2017-03-10 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Not sure yet! Some point prior to Tales probably

Re: Guybrush Threepwood (Monkey Island)

(Anonymous) 2017-03-10 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay.

Figure it out before you dive into anything serious, because it actually does matter. Secret of Monkey Island Guybrush is new! His literal first line is, "I wanna be a pirate!" He's fresh-faced and full of energy, with a heart full of hope, a lack of general pirating demeanor, and a quick wit which is accompanied by quick reflexes.

Then by the time you get to Curse of Monkey Island a lot of that fresh-faced naivety was worn away and he's more cynical...not embittered, but slightly jaded. He knows what's going on. He's also more eccentric (see the porcelain thing) and quirkier in general.

This isn't to say that he's not quirky and snarky in the first game, nor is it to say that he doesn't have some fresh-faced innocence by the third game. It's just more that...well, time passes. And as time passes and Guybrush figures out the rules of the Caribbean, his reactions change appropriately. You know, first game Guybrush had no idea that LeChuck would be his nemesis so when confronted by having to defeat the dread pirate he's all, "I'm going to defeat LeChuck and save Elaine and we're going to live happily ever after! I got this!"

And then five games later, he's just going, "SIGHS." at LeChuck popping up once more. Because he knows how things work.

Thinking about it, he's pretty adaptable in general, but I imagine a later Guybrush would have a more difficult time adjusting to a jamjar because he had the narrative rules of the Caribbean pounded into his head, and so his mind would be blown by places which don't require you to collect the rubber chicken with a pully in the middle, a hatchet, and three marbles to unlock a door.

DA

(Anonymous) 2017-03-11 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
I am mostly here to say I love this thread exists.

I RP Guybrush off and on and above anon is right that canon point matters here.

For example, circa MI2 he's more insufferable and generally mean spirited.

I hope you do pick him up, he's fun!

above anon

(Anonymous) 2017-03-11 06:06 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, MI2 was definitely his tryhard 'I'm a REAL PIRATE who defeated LECHUCK' edgelord phase.

OC surnames

(Anonymous) 2017-03-12 11:41 am (UTC)(link)
any good sites where you can search for surnames by meaning instead of searching for X surname and getting the meaning of just that surname? besides surnames.behindthename.com

Re: OC surnames

(Anonymous) 2017-03-23 01:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Google tbh

Writing Cute Outings

(Anonymous) 2017-03-25 11:22 am (UTC)(link)
I usually write characters that are anything but fitting for cute outing or date plots, but recently I've picked up a character that is decidedly nicer than the others and my absolutely fantastic longtime RP-partner wants to do some cute, romantic PSL with me that's free of our usual twists and small (or big) conflicts. I really love playing with them, but I keep feeling as if I'm doing something decidedly wrong as the story just meanders along without really getting anywhere past the characters being cute together and doing silly cute things. I've tried getting some experience doing cute memes on bakerstreet with different players and CR types, but it still feels as if I'm not doing it right.

Are there any tips or tricks to writing enjoyable cute tags past communicate with each other (we're already doing that)? Please help a villain and jerks-with-hearts-of-rust player out!

(Anonymous) 2017-03-25 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
yeah, sorry but stuff that's just pure lovey dovey stuff gets boring real fast 9 times outta 10. for me, i gotta think of some sort of twist or a point to make it interesting. like, a and b are on a date... is not solid enough a concept for me to give a shit. what would make them being on a date worthwhile? here's an assortment of ideas i've played out before:

*a is of a much higher social standing than b and insists on spoiling them rotten, while b is more uncomfortable with it than anything
*a is extremely publicly affectionate, while b is more private, but has a hard time telling them off
*a is so desperate to impress b with the most meticulously planned date ever that they run themselved ragged, and no fun is actually had until b sits them down and gets them to chill
*a has a fear of ghosts? make them go in the haunted house! b is insecure about their appearance? make them go clothes shopping! deliberately pick stuff that'd bring out different sides of the characters to light.

or, you could have outside interferences too. they briefly run into a family member and they're not official yet. a truck passes by and splashes mid all over a's specially picked outfit. the rollercoaster gets stuck in midair. anything! but yeah, giggling and holding hands will only get you so far, i've found.