#1 Posted by Mr. Mercury (19386 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a question I've always wondered. When you're writing with someone or a group of people and your character is talking how do you write the conversation. PM the writer for what their character would say? Ask to write their character? Wait for them to respond in their next post?

I think the lack of conversation takes away from the character and story, but how can you fit it in smoothly?

There's no one way of writing it, but sometimes you have to move the story ahead after the convo. So what are your methods, experiences, advice and questions?

#2 Posted by Tatu (660 posts) - - Show Bio

The experience that I've always had with this is ( at least for me ), I'd prefer a mutual agreement to allow dialogue to be written for both characters. I know that if you write something Tatu or Vesigrae wouldn't say, I'd just ask you to change it. If you did not, I'd stop RPing with you all together.

That being said, it does give some people the ability to "bunny" or the opportunity to ruin or reveal a plotline. But I think between two mature, adult RPers, it should be no problem to agree on something.

#3 Posted by Feral Nova (46613 posts) - - Show Bio

I always ask the person if its ok if I write out a conversion between the characters. So I'll write out a post, and show the conversion to them, if their ok with it, then I'll post it.
 
Or if I don't know that person's character well enough, I will ask the rpger how their character would respond if my character would tell/ask their characters something. Then go off of that.

#4 Posted by Mr. Mercury (19386 posts) - - Show Bio

I get confused when you're writing with a team or group of people and you ask things or have convo among each other. I avoid them, but has anybody done or seen it before?

#5 Posted by Clara Mass (8055 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Mercury: Well when I'm with OB1 using multiple characters we more or less got the gist of our characters and wrote small conversations.....lol
#6 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27117 posts) - - Show Bio

I always ask but if its someone I know well or am close with IRL they are usually cool with me just NPCing them, I don't often write big speeches on their part, just small reactions etc.

#7 Posted by Mr. Mercury (19386 posts) - - Show Bio

@Clara Mass: I hit a wall when I'm writing other characters. I remember Slight wrote Mercury once and he nailed it.

#8 Posted by Lord's Angel (1093 posts) - - Show Bio

I try to not write many conversations....because of this. I don't want to put words in the mouth of another character...unless it's a teammate. But there are some characters who I feel I can write as well as the writer (Risky, Whisper, Hunter) and they haven't ever minded me writing something for their character....cause I know them so well.

#9 Posted by Shanana (53023 posts) - - Show Bio

I never ask I really just do it and if they got a problem, then I delete it.

#10 Posted by Lady_Deathgasm (91 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I'm new here but certain ideas of RP apply wherever you go. I try to avoid those kind of situations entirely. I describe scenes but don't go into conversations unless the other person is activly participating in the thread and will reply quickly to my post. comicvine... I find your refusal to provide me with a formatable text box disturbing.... *force choke*

#11 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27117 posts) - - Show Bio

@Ziccarra_Liafador said:

I never ask I really just do it and if they got a problem, then I delete it.

LMAO

#12 Posted by Halle Romanova (500 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lady_Deathgasm said:

Well I'm new here but certain ideas of RP apply wherever you go. I try to avoid those kind of situations entirely. I describe scenes but don't go into conversations unless the other person is activly participating in the thread and will reply quickly to my post. comicvine... I find your refusal to provide me with a formatable text box disturbing.... *force choke*

This is in reference to full on RPGs, I believe. Not the actual thread interactions.

#13 Posted by Dragoon_Typhoon (55 posts) - - Show Bio

I always PM to check if it's cool. Sometimes.
 
(Bonus point if you can guess who I am! No one who knows can enter...You know who you are.)

#14 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

It's usually discussed. In my experience, the most fun conversations in the middle of full on RPs are spur of the moment. What's the point of role playing if you have to limit what you allow your character to do or say. Hell, what's the point if you're letting somebody else dictate what your character is going to say? Just run the interaction unless there is a desired solution at which point discussion is your friend.

#15 Posted by Kurrent (14067 posts) - - Show Bio

I freestyle it. I say something with no real plan as to what the other is going to respond and just flow off of what they say.

#16 Posted by Fluenza (40 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kurrent: You're still alive? 
 
Rpg with me, yesterday
#17 Posted by Kurrent (14067 posts) - - Show Bio

@Fluenza said:

@Kurrent: You're still alive? Rpg with me, yesterday

LOL Kurrent is dead

#18 Posted by Fluenza (40 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kurrent: IDGAF -____________- 
 
I have missed you so no bull
#19 Posted by Kurrent (14067 posts) - - Show Bio

lol Who do I know you as?

#20 Posted by Mercy_ (92686 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kurrent It's Closure/Clara Mass.
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#21 Edited by Kurrent (14067 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

@Kurrent It's Closure/Clara Mass.

AHHH I should have know. Only Closure talks to me that way...well and Midnightist too...and sometimes Sha LOL

#22 Posted by Mercy_ (92686 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kurrent I miss Mid :(
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#23 Posted by Kurrent (14067 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

@Kurrent I miss Mid :(

Yeah me too that little bastard grew on me haha

#24 Posted by Uchiha NeVann (17706 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mr. Mercury: I just go about as if I'm actually there and then wait for a reply in the next post

#25 Posted by Kiddevil (7488 posts) - - Show Bio

I DEMAND to know who midnightist is! (please)

#26 Posted by Alicia_Aegletes (16 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like NPC-ing other players. It just feels so wrong to me like I took control over them. I simply write down my questions and else then wait for the response of others. Sometimes when the answer is predictable I ask more then one questions or quotes which the other player must react to. That way I prevent short few line long post in the RP.
If it really breaks the flow of RP then I PM the other player and post him/her the entire conversation. If he/she agrees I put it in the RP. If not then ask which part he didn't like and make it so to fit his character.

#27 Posted by telon_ (72 posts) - - Show Bio
@Alicia_Aegletes said:
I don't like NPC-ing other players. It just feels so wrong to me like I took control over them. I simply write down my questions and else then wait for the response of others. Sometimes when the answer is predictable I ask more then one questions or quotes which the other player must react to. That way I prevent short few line long post in the RP. If it really breaks the flow of RP then I PM the other player and post him/her the entire conversation. If he/she agrees I put it in the RP. If not then ask which part he didn't like and make it so to fit his character.
What she said!
#28 Posted by NathanCaudex (3 posts) - - Show Bio

My main characters have always had a loner attitude so they rarely ever had conversations.

#29 Posted by Mercy_ (92686 posts) - - Show Bio
@kiddevil
I DEMAND to know who midnightist is! (please)
He's a vet and has been around longer than me.
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#30 Posted by Kiddevil (7488 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress: ah thank you and  how is that even possible?
#31 Posted by Mercy_ (92686 posts) - - Show Bio
@kiddevil I haven't been around too too long. Not even for two full years. I can name about thirty people who have been here longer.
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#32 Posted by Kiddevil (7488 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress: Please don't. I would just say "huh". :)
#33 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19243 posts) - - Show Bio

I've had the pleasure and misfortune of righting characters here, with permission of course, and my normal routine is to pm them, and ask them how their character talks, how they react and so on and so forth... For the most part I've succeeded, but if there are a million "Likes, and um's" riddled in your character voice then I really hate writing it. Just sayin

: )

#34 Posted by Surkit (11404 posts) - - Show Bio

1,2,3,4 *breath* don't you die on me!

#35 Posted by Akube (846 posts) - - Show Bio

@Surkit: I'm sensing a pattern.

#36 Posted by Lord_Johnathan (3280 posts) - - Show Bio

Ahhh! Zombie!

Blows the thread's brains out with a shotgun