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dommes/bdsm scenes

(Anonymous) 2016-10-25 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
okay, so it's less the character and more on how to start writing bdsm torture scenes with bondage and such

i just need to know how to start a scene or how to express the end goal of it all, maybe even scene ideas in general

i know how to write out the safety and consent and aftercare, but scenes and how to start them and keep it "torturous" in a sexy way makes me at a loss

(Anonymous) 2016-10-25 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
know the limits of your rp partner and their character. It's important as a dom to know exactly where the limit line is, and to be able to toe that line without crossing it or going too safe that you lose any edge you might have in the writing. Remember that the goal is ultimately not pain (unless that's what the scene is about and only that) and focus on finding the balance in your writing between applying control/pain and making your next move with that to keep the other character hooked.

Re: dommes/bdsm scenes

(Anonymous) 2016-10-29 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
are you doing bdsm or are you doing torture?

what it comes down to for me (and I've written a lot of both, mainly as a top) is who the characters are, what they like, and what they're getting out of it. is the bottom a character who finds it cathartic to give up control? do they get off on being afraid? do they have complex about pain? does the top know, and how do they react to it? does the vulnerability excite them? do they feel predatory, or protective? does the top have certain fantasies they're working through? does the bottom? how much do they trust each other, how strong is their relationship? are they going to be safe with each other, or not? why? are they trying something new or just working off steam?

another thing to consider is what the you as the writers want to write vs. how sexy the characters actually find it. it doesn't always have to match up.

a lot of times when I write, the conflict and emotions of a scene drive the action, along with the actual relationships between the characters. a lot of times I'll just go with what strikes me and I rarely go in with a strict plan or outline. you end up in weird and great places. we'll start with a single kink or scenario we want to go for, and things happen organically.

it helps to oocly click with your partner too. there's a lot of shit I'd only get into with certain people because I know their limits and kinks well, but I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole with others. these are people I know well and communicate with easily.

practice helps! and though I've been playing as a top for years, I learned the most when I bottomed. you start envisioning scenes and how to make them your own.

Professor Sycamore | Pokemon Anime

(Anonymous) 2016-10-26 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, I'm completely new in here, Dreamwidth RP-wise and I want to RP as Professor Sycamore from the Pokemon anime canon, since that even though there are some players playing as him, it's just that they only playing as game canon. Is there any advice on playing as him?

Re: Professor Sycamore | Pokemon Anime

(Anonymous) 2016-10-31 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
"Professor Sycamore from the Pokemon anime canon, since that even though there are some players playing as him, it's just that they only playing as game canon"

I don't understand what you mean by this. And is there anything specific you're looking for advice-wise? I haven't really seen any and the only advice I can give is not to make him a waify bottom used as a vehicle for really OOC m/m shipping. He's an odd duck and an actually interesting character and the only one I've seen around reduced him to just icons and a name.

Re: Professor Sycamore | Pokemon Anime

(Anonymous) 2016-10-31 12:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry, what I meant to say I'm planning to use him from Pokemon XY and XYZ anime canon. Here: http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/Professor_Sycamore_(anime)

And the reason why is that I prefer heterosexual shipping for most of the characters. Also, his anime canon is less odd than his game canon, I think...

Persona 4-ish things

(Anonymous) 2016-10-31 03:01 pm (UTC)(link)
This is more of a hypothetical thing for memes and stuff, but: what kind of a Shadow (in the Persona 4 sense) do you all think a character who's completely out of touch with themselves would have?


WoW OC advice?

(Anonymous) 2016-11-04 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Specifically, I'm wondering how to go about writing an application for a character that's been around since burning crusade. Specifically wondering how much to write re: history? Should I focus on writing a highlight reel of my character's life thus far, or go into detail?

Does anyone have an example I could look over to get a general idea of what a game would expect?

Shiro | Voltron

(Anonymous) 2016-11-05 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
From the end of Season 1. I think I've got a general idea but any tips or insight would be great!


(Anonymous) 2016-11-05 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Just in case that needs clarification, I'm talking about the Netflix one.

Re: Shiro | Voltron

(Anonymous) 2016-11-06 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
just don't fall into the troupes and you should be fine. He's been damaged but he's not emo or fragile about it. He's got issues due to his time as a prisoner but he doesn't wallow in them. He's the team leader but he trusts his team to act on their own. He's got flaws but he perseveres. He's not a stoic badass, he's not a constant dork, he's not always wounded, he's not always completely together, he's just a rounded out mix of all of them. I think some of the best episodes for his character are the second, watching him with his team as they try to figure out Voltron. The one where the ship goes Event Horizon and shows his fears. The last one where we get to see how he deals with pressure and having lost someone he feels responsible for as well as how he reacts to what amounts to a rejection of his place with the Black Lion and everything that goes with that. We've got a lot of good Shiros on DW and I'm sure you'll be a good one too. He's a good character and I hope you have a lot of fun with him. Welcome to the party!

Re: Shiro | Voltron

(Anonymous) 2016-11-06 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
- shiro's a big picture fellow. anon above me refers to how he trusts his team to act on his own, and this is partly why: he's not a born strategist, but he knows roughly the direction in which they should go, and even then, he'll prioritise the well-being of the team over the plan. see: how he accepts that pidge wants to leave the team. shiro is, weirdly, the one who tries to be there for the team and only in part for the mission. he's not controlling at all.

- given the right motivation, he has an inordinate amount of focus. i'm thinking specifically of that scene when they're crystallizing sendak's memories and the rest of the team peels away but lance takes a moment to peer at shiro all over because the man isn't moving -- but it shows throughout the series. this is flaw as much as virtue, really.

- bluntly, he's sort of boring if left to his own devices. he's plot-focused and mostly cares about other people's problems and doesn't push if it's unwarranted, so 90% of the time those are what it'll feel most natural to thread about. it's equally sure that 90% of the time, people don't necessarily want to thread exposition or a conversation in which their character denies something and doesn't get pushed, so: figure out what he's like in his downtime. figure out where the dad jokes start. peg what drew you to pick him up and play to those strengths.

- time point probably doesn't make too much of a difference wrt ~ character subtleties ~ here, but at the end of s1: those were two fairly big failures in a row. he lost the princess, and it's very clear by now that he doesn't have a legitimate place in voltron. consider what that does to someone who lives for the mission and for not holding other people back.

the show's left a lot of room for background headcanon, so there's really very little way you could do him wrong atm. have fun!

Playing a god/goddess

(Anonymous) 2016-11-08 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
What are some tropes to avoid? I know this isn't character specific but I'm curious as to what kind of advice for writings a deity? I don't want it to. E this awkward holier than thought or all knowing/all seeing god mod... even though that's what they are sometimes.

Re: Playing a god/goddess

(Anonymous) 2016-11-08 05:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, they vary a lot from culture to culture - some are completely ignorant of and amazed by mortals (an African creation story), some are way more assholeish to fellow gods than mortals (Hindu), some are dicks to 99% of existence (Greek)...

I guess one thing is to remember the stories were mostly passed down orally. There's a lot of variation and no interpretation was more right than another because they were molded to fit whatever story the teller wanted to tell.