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March 24, 2005

Character backgrounds, adventures, et al

I'm sure folks have seen the teeny posts I keep slapping up of in character stuff. Part of that is being SERIOUSLY bored at work with my laptop in tow, gives me time to let my brain wander. Then I start editing, and next thing I know, I've got a big ol brick of text. For the most part, people seem to like them (either that, or my self delusions have gotten REALLY good lately). I've seen a few others posting too, which is fantastic. The more I get to know about how your characters tick in your mind, the easier, I think, it is for me to interact with them.

Looking over the boards though, I'd love to see more, from more people, and I got to wondering... Are people maybe not posting because they are worried about being judged? Or perhaps they just can't quite cobble their ideas into a string that makes sense or that they like? Maybe they just don't dig on writing, and as a result, tend to turn out things which may need retouching.

So here's what I'm offering to do. If you want to post something, but are unsure of your writing, or just stuck, fire me an email with your thoughts, a rough draft maybe, whatever and I'll be happy to see what I can help you work up. I've already helped Darba edit her longer IC posts, hopefully for the better. I'd be happy to do the same for other folks too. So let me know, maybe we can see some more activity on yonder board, and get to know people better.

(my email info and such is on my profile on the forum, by the by)

Posted by Feren on March 24, 2005 12:14 PM


I know you didn't mention me by name, I can't help but feel like this was pointed at me. Probably just means I'm paranoid... >> <<

Well, I have had some in-game conversations about my lack of forum RPing, and I said that long IC posts aren't really my style. Also, the fact that most everyone's posts are character history hampers things. Geth's past isn't shadowed, dramatic, or abnormal, so I don't really feel the need to post about it. Redearth's inclusion of me in her post in the unoffical boards sucked me in though. It's fun for me impact those in-game and RP off of that.

Anyway, if I ever see an decent opportunity to RP around here, I will.



Posted by: Getharn on April 2, 2005 02:23 PM

The comment wasn't posted at anyone in particular. I know that some folks just aren't comfortable with the long wordy posts, not like I am, so I felt I would offer my help with copy editing and such.

While many of the posts are historical in nature, most of mine are current events. There's nothing to say you can't recount something here that happened in game too.

I'm planning on something more involving of the rest of the guild fairly soon here, so keep an eye for that. It's something I want to see dealt with both in and out of game.

Posted by: Feren on April 2, 2005 08:17 PM