rpanonmod ([personal profile] rpanonmod) wrote in [community profile] rpanons2017-07-14 08:22 pm

Get that literally out of here

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 07:15 am (UTC)(link)
inspired by the discussion a few threads above

say if you rp from a canon with plenty of material across different media or platforms, eg. a visual novel series which gets several anime adaptions and has a story-heavy mobage such as fate/whatever.

have you ever threaded something only to have canon contradict your choices in some form of media you didn't see? or if there are comparatively more canon-savvy players out there, like somebody who can read chinese rping from a chinese-language canon, or playing from the ps4 sequel to a ps3 game, would you risk them being able to tell when you don't know something about your character which they do?

from the opposite perspective, have you ever threaded with players who obviously didn't know of key canon plot points/characterization? for example hero mcchief is depicted in a magazine story by the official writer as adoring elephants. but the hero mcchief in your cast has been played as hating elephants. what do you do?

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 07:51 am (UTC)(link)
The final bit yeah. A friend had a character happily do something that canonically they were humiliated and horrified by. To be totally honest, I didn't say anything because it was a cool plot point anyway and I didn't want to kill it.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 10:00 am (UTC)(link)
just say you only play from a specific iteration of the canon

it's not that unusual for a canon to be very divergent and outright contradictory between different versions so when i play a character from a series like that i state in their journal which version i'm playing and i've never received any negative feedback

this used to be the norm for the vast majority of canons and games used to make you specify whether you were playing from the manga or anime versions and to only base your characterization on one of them

it feels like it's more the fate/ series in particular where fans are weird gatekeeping completionists that demand you know literally every single iteration of the franchise before you're allowed to rp a character

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
these days, though, that additional character information is usually available in a wiki or other easy-to-search places. if they were trying to avoid spoilers for a format they planned to play/watch/read eventually, fine, but at least go with the old-fashioned "I play from the anime not the manga." above anon has a point that sometimes it doesn't apply but it can't hurt.

I've sort of had it happen? I play primarily from an ongoing series and learned early on not to headcanon anything that might be revealed later. it takes some work to skirt around such topics in RP but it can be done. usually it's something so minor that I just laugh it off and remember to do it right if the subject ever comes up again, like "X secretly thinks robots are cool" okay well no point in retconning that old thread but I'll remember that, thanks canon.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
How do you deal with a friend of yours getting jealous that you play with other versions of their character?

Friend never says it outright but they get avoidant and dismissive about playing said character after I start tagging others. Every time. I don't know if I can chalk it up to coincidence anymore.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Ask them point-blank, a friend of mine was in this situation with character A, another A-player (A1 for reference) got pissy that someone that plays Character B plays with Friend A, then proceeded to basically passive-aggressive posts, and treats it with the seriousness of a wife catching their husband cheating and nearly imploded the dressing room this took place in.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
honestly for me it depends on how good they are with their character and how fast they tag back lmfao

if they want me to only exclusively tag them they better be fucking good and not drop my threads

or else i'm looking for greener pastures

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Keep having fun tagging whoever you want. A good friend won't get stupidly jealous in the first place, but even if they do, they still shouldn't mention it. So just act like you aren't aware and go on your merry way.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Encourage them to play with different versions of your character. When the shoe is on the other foot, they may stop being avoidant.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-02 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
A buttpat tbqh if they are usually good behavior otherwise. Not saying you should reward whining but just letting someone know you're having a good time with them once in a while can go a long way because jealousy stems from insecurity.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 01:54 pm (UTC)(link)
i hate how every game i look at seems to be overflowing with characters (100+), or just barely scraping by (like 20-30 characters). where are all the actually med-sized games?

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Since when were small games barely scraping by? Some games are just a bit smaller and that's fine, anon.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm in a game that's capped at 30 characters and it's one of the most consistently active games I've ever been in.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
it's been four months and the psl i picked up on rpanons just by browsing the pairings you want to play thread is still going strong. i only use this journal for this psl but fuck it im shelling out the money for more icons

i wish you all a visit from the psl fairy as well.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
thank you, anon. :) I want a new PSL so bad. i take your good vibes into my heart!!!!!

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
anons what are some bands named after places

so far i have:
Asia
Europe
Japan
Berlin
Kansas
Chicago
Boston

i'm sure there are others though

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
America

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
anons, remember a few years back when two games tried to play a crossover? one game visited another.

there was a lot of wank, but from what i gathered - the problem was organization from the mods' end. so i admit the idea has stuck with me. and i'd like to see it done right some day. maybe even throw the idea at my current game's mods. i didn't get why it was so hard in the first place, it should be similar to the old 4th wall events - allow everyone to comment, no need to accept people into comms.

what do you think, anons? can it be done right? would you like the idea happening at your game?

(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't remember this but it sounds like a neat idea if it can be pulled off, sure

what two games tried it before?

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 10:53 pm (UTC)(link)
obligatory whining about how i want to join a game, but none of the existing ones appeal to me.

anons who are in a similar game-hunting dilemma, what are you looking for that isn't being represented in today's crop of games? are there games you've looked into that seem like they'd have everything you're looking for, but they're lacking some crucial element that would seal the deal and get you to app?

(Anonymous) 2017-08-02 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
i just want a modern fucking setting, i'm so goddamn sick of high fantasy and space exploration

but for some reason dwrp thinks that the only thing you can do with a normal setting is slice of life, so no one ever makes games without extreme fantasy or sci-fi elements anymore

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-01 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
bring back dirty vegas

(Anonymous) 2017-08-02 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
I would join in a heartbeat

(Anonymous) 2017-08-02 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been rping over on tumblr for over a year now and came back to see if I could get back into writing over here as well. And damn. I'm used to multiple replies to a thread a day. Over here it seems much slower. Is there a general average tag speed over here these days (understanding there are exceptions to everything)? Am I right in figuring that meme threads are slower than game ones? Not trying to start a tumblr rp vs. dw rp thing. Just trying to get back into the groove over here and figure out what my expectations in general should be.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-02 01:51 pm (UTC)(link)
depends entirely on who you're tagging and their own schedule

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FFVII

(Anonymous) 2017-08-02 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Where ya'll at, guys? We gotta get ready for the remake!

Is anyone even replaying the game?

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:residentsleeper: :residentsleeper: :residentsleeper: :kappa:

(Anonymous) 2017-08-02 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
i'm kind of curious. a lot of villains or villain type characters when removed from their canon tend to lose the main reasons they're doing villainy things at all, as opposed to just being another, idk like anti-hero type

so what i'm wondering, dwrp, is how you reconcile that with bringing them to a game? a lot of games/people it seems when they say they want villains mean that they want villains doing the villainy things they're known for in their own canons so that the heroes can possibly clash with them later on, but suppose a villain was a LCW and had no preexisting reason to clash with any character there, and the setting doesn't necessitate [whatever extreme thing villain ended up doing].

what do you tend to do? stretch character (and possibly ignore accusations of ooc), keep them low key until something comes up (and possibly ignore accusations of neutering your villain/ooc), or actively seek out ways to replay their canon acts/arcs?

(Anonymous) 2017-08-02 09:45 pm (UTC)(link)
the middle option

sometimes other characters find out about the stuff my character has done at home which leads to interesting cr, especially if they're morally good people who are torn on how to handle the situation (cut off all contact and avoid? give my character a second chance and pursue friendship, possibly with the intention of trying to be a good influence and reform them? refuse to trust them and watch them like a hawk? decide that their crimes at home were bad enough that they should be punished or imprisoned in the game?). other times they don't find out anything, and then if my character does end up having a reason to pull something in the game, it's a big surprise to their cr, which can also be a lot of fun.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-04 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
do you ever regret the way you spent your childhood and teens

like that you wasted time being interested in one thing when there were much cooler/more interesting things you could have gotten into instead

(Anonymous) 2017-08-04 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
yes :( but i was a little shit who was too full of myself and my former interests, so i probably wouldn't have liked the other things anyway. i definitely would have turned my nose up at them. even if i had gotten in to those things, maybe the fandoms or the people i would have enjoyed those hobbies with would have ruined it for me somehow

i'd much rather be late to those things and enjoy them now in my own time and with my own money, rather than being in to it years and years ago but broke and wrapped up in teenage hype/drama/oversaturation

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-26 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
i'm trying to get the hang of rping on this server, but i have no idea where to go to ask for a psl. do i only get to ask in the rp with me section?

(Anonymous) 2017-08-26 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
psst, you're one post behind, the current active post is here

http://rpanons.dreamwidth.org/71592.html

that being said rp with me is the best place to ask for one on one psls, but there's no rule that you can't ask other places too. where were you thinking of asking?

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