Roleplay?

Discussion in 'Teen Disney' started by Orreed, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Orreed

    Orreed Olivia

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    Would anyone like to do a text based roleplay? I know I suggested a Disney College Program one but it did not get too must interest. I would be happy to do any appropriate roleplay really!:goodvibes
    Maybe Disney related somehow? We could maybe do something where this kids get to live at Walt Disney World for a year in a Disney Vacation Club villa and get unlimited money in the resort.
    Some other ideas would be survivor, medieval, Avengers, Percy Jackson, Hunger Games, boarding school. Please suggest some ideas or tell me if you like any of mine! Please comment. Thanks!:goodvibes
     
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  3. Fairywings

    Fairywings Perry/Perrin

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    I've brainstormed some ideas.

    I've thought of some you listed as well as.......

    *KK(I did one in the padt but it died out quickly)
    *POTC
    *X-Men (probably leaning towards being the actual students at the school rather than on the team.)

    See, I have an interest in this kind of stuff because I wanna be a writer one day and I have a lot of obsessions that make me kind of geeky so I love making up stories and characters. The thing is though, I'm not sure there's much interest in RP on the boards.
     
  4. DisneyFreak98

    DisneyFreak98 DIS Veteran

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    I would be up for any roleplay! I used to do them all the time, and it would be great to join one again. I like the idea of X-men students, the Avengers, (I have kind of a superhero obsession :) ) and boarding school especially, but I'd be up for anything.
     
  5. Fairywings

    Fairywings Perry/Perrin

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    Me too! I have a Marvel obsession..................and a Disney one, and a LOTR one, and a Brave one, and a POTC one, etc.
     
  6. countrygirl824

    countrygirl824 i love disneyworld (:

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    I'll roleplay to. I love to roleplay and i'm always looking for roleplays to join :) .
     
  7. DisneyFreak98

    DisneyFreak98 DIS Veteran

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    Yea! I'm definitely more obsessed with Disney than anything, but Marvel takes a close second. I'm actually in the middle of reading the first LOTR right now, and it's really good. I could see myself becoming obsessed :p
     
  8. Orreed

    Orreed Olivia

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    Awesome :) Glad too see some fellow writers and geeks. Let's do it! I can glady make it! But am kinda a roleplay newbie so if one of you would like to create and moderate it that would be wonderful too.
     
  9. disneygirl520

    disneygirl520 Adventure is out there!

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    I'd join to, but I am definitely most interested in Disney and KK.
     
  10. Fairywings

    Fairywings Perry/Perrin

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    Glad to see interest! I am a veteran of making RPs on the Dis, so I can help. I like the ideas so far. Just got back from Disney just now, so I'll discuss RP more later.
     
  11. jessidoll

    jessidoll Mischief Managed

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    I'd join too! I'm apart of one now but I haven't been on much.:sad1: But my schedule is starting to open up so I could get on a lot more often. Plus I think RP's are really fun and a great way to make friends,and I love your ideas!I'm up for anything,but I really like the pirate,boarding school and the staying at a Disney Villa ideas! :thumbsup2
     
  12. Fairywings

    Fairywings Perry/Perrin

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    So, I've been thinking about the format.

    Normally, we do sort of like a script like form. But I've seen other online roleplay where it's more like a book.

    I'll show you an example of each so you can see what I'm talking about. In this scenario, Noah and Josh (my example characters) are brothers. Josh has just returned home from school, where he has learned a good friend of his has died.

    Script form:
    *Character's name goes first
    *thoughts in italics
    *actions in asteriks
    *colors to tell multiple characters apart(not required but very helpful)

    Josh: *walks in the front door, dragging his feet* *staring at the ground so no one will see his eyes tearing up*

    Noah: *looks up from his computer college course* Hey Josh. How was school today?

    Josh: *barely hears his brother* *bits his lip* *wonders what it say* It was.........okay, I guess. *opens the fridge door*

    Noah: What's up? It seems like something is bothering you.

    Josh: *trying to hold the sadness in* *slams the fridge door shut* I'm fine Noah! Gosh, why do you have to ask so many questions? *runs upstairs*

    Noah: *watches him go* *thinks* Something isn't right.....

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    Now, book form would be, well like a book, with paragraphs if needed and proper punctuation. Same example will be used.

    Josh put his key in the lock and unlocked the door. He pushed it open and went slowly in the house, dragging his feet. He didn't really want to be here, but he supposed it was better than school. School was where he got the news. He still couldn't believe that Elaine was gone.

    Noah finished the question on his assignment and looked up from the computer. He had been taking his classes at home on the computer since their parents, who were astronauts, had gone into space again. So, he stayed home and looked after his brother. It wasn't unusual, it had happened before and he could deal with it. Right away somethig was off. Josh normally looked cheerful to be home from school so he could go play basketball with his friends before dinner. But Josh looked.........well, not happy. But he decided to follow the script and ask the normal questions. "Hey Josh. How was school today?"

    Josh turned and looked at Noah. He'd barely heard him outside of his thoughts, but that was enough. Obviously his brother didn't have a clue what had happened. Josh bit his lip. Should he tell Noah what happened at school today? Should he tell Noah about the confusion about the empty desk, and then the announcement that made him feel terrible? Should he tell him Elaine was dead? No, at least, not yet. He had to save face, so he could escape. "It was.........okay, I guess." He slipped into the kitchen as quickly as he could and opened the fridge door. He wasn't hungry, or thirsty, but it's what he always did.

    Noah looked at Josh again. He kept getting a gut feeling that not everything was normal. It was strange though. Everything had been fine this morning. He decided to try again. He knew privacy was important, but something really bothered Noah about this situation. He asked carefully, "What's up? It seems like something is bothering you."

    Josh felt angry. He knew Noah cared, but couldn't he just leave him alone? He wasn't going to tell Noah about Elaine just yet, he didn't even want to think about, but that was all that was on his mind. He was trying to keep it all in and here was Noah poking about. As he was trying to control his sadness, he lost control of his anger amnd slammed the fridge door shut. He turned to Noah and glared with fire in his eyes. "I'm fine Noah! Gosh, why do you have to ask so many questions?" he said sharply. With that, Josh turned and ran up the stairs, not even bothering to kick his shoes off. He reached his room and slammed the door behind him.

    Noah watched his brother go, feeling very confused. Obviously something was wrong, probably something that happened at school today, but he had no idea what. And what was worse, he had no idea how to get it out of Josh. It was always their mother who could get answers from Josh, even in his worst rages or bouts of despair, but she was far away. Something isn't right, he thought, but what?

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    So, those are the two forms I've been thinking of. Obviously both will be easier if you're only writing for one character. There are pros and cons to each.

    In a nutshell, script writing is quicker and shorter, which is better since it's a forum. It's easy to learn for newbies, and you can tell things apart more easily. But it's less descriptive and the different rules could possibly get confusing.

    In a nutshell, book writing is much more descriptive and it's looser, allowing you to be a little more creative because you don't have to put every action in asteriks. But it could take much longer if you're writing more than three to five sentences, and some people might have a hard time seeing the beginnings and ends if you don't color the text.

    I don't know if we should switch to book or stay with script, or maybe even revise on of the forms. What do you guys think?
     
  13. Orreed

    Orreed Olivia

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    Sounds good! Can't wait to start guys :)

    @Fairywings Hmmmm, I'm not sure. As you said, both have pro's and cons. My vote for either. Nice examples.
     
  14. Fairywings

    Fairywings Perry/Perrin

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    I think we should narrow down the options a little. This is a list of what people have stated they liked other than all of them:

    X-Men/Xavier's Academy
    Avengers
    boarding school
    Disney(villa, etc)
    KK
    POTC

    Perhaps we should choose from one of these?

    Orreed, I think we should hear more opinions before we decide on a format. Either one is really fine with me.
     
  15. DisneyFreak98

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    I like both format options. I think they both kind of need some tweaking to make them easier, though.

    My top votes are still for Avengers, X-Men, or boarding school, but I would be fine with POTC or Disney villa. I'm not sure what KK is, though.
     
  16. Fairywings

    Fairywings Perry/Perrin

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    The Kingdom Keepers. And you might be right about the tweaking.
     
  17. jessidoll

    jessidoll Mischief Managed

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    I think both of the types of writing are good in their own ways. Script is really good because it's really quick and easy to use,plus the colors really help show the difference between OOC and IC. If you have more than one character the colors help separate them too.

    But book form is really descriptive and you can write a lot more without using a BUNCH of asterics for actions. I know that when I write I can get really in to detail and make my writings long.

    For me personally,I think it would be great to use a little bit of both of them together. Like,for example, we could still use colors,put the character's name in front of the writing, and thoughts in italics from the script form. But we could still use book form to write out longer and get in to more detail like I said earlier.

    It's probably not the best idea,and I'm sure you guys most likely have better ideas,but I just wanted to put that out there!:)
     
  18. Fairywings

    Fairywings Perry/Perrin

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    A mix of both. Very interesting.
     
  19. jessidoll

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    Thanks,I just thought combining them would help some of the cons to each of them. I'm not exactly sure how or if it would work well but it seems alright.I'm not exactly sure it's a good idea though.:confused3
     
  20. Fairywings

    Fairywings Perry/Perrin

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    I think it might be like this........

    Annie: Annie Watson was always late. It didn't matter where she was going, somehow she could just never get some place on time. As she raced to the cafe where she was meeting her friends, she thought, Just one day I would like to be on time. Just one day. Is that too much to wish for?

    As Annie stepped into the restaurant, she saw there was a stranger at the table where her friends were sitting. A boy, with close cropped brown hair and shoulders hunched and shaking, as if he was laughing. Her friends seemed to be laughing with him, and she imagined someone had just told a joke. As Annie stood in front of the door, she wondered, Have they replaced me?


    Was that what you had thought? Or was it different?
     
  21. jessidoll

    jessidoll Mischief Managed

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    Yes! That's what I was thinking. It seems like a really good idea to me,what're your thoughts? Hopefully we'll get other people to share what they think.
     

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