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PostSubject: How To Roleplay (Must Read)   Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:59 pm

What Is Roleplaying?

Here are some guidelines on how to roleplay. First, let's ask a simple question- what is roleplaying? Roleplaying is acting as a character, in existence or made up, and interact with other characters. In this case, the character is either a character from the Canadian television series Degrassi: The Next Generation or a made-up character. Please PM if you want to be a real character from the show.

Now, I'll teach you how to roleplay. Basically, when you're roleplaying, you should imagine you're writing the final draft of a story that's about to be published. When your character, or another character, is talking, it should be in quotations. Using correct spelling and grammar is a must. And you should be writing like you're writing a novel, too: your character is the first person narrator. For example, I might say, in a post:

Holly J wrote:
Quote :
I walked into Media Immersion to see Ms. Oh in the middle of a lecture. "I'm so sorry interrupt but Principal Simpson needs to speak to Anya. I click my heels together to hear Ms. Oh's answer.

And then she might say:

Ms. Oh wrote:
Quote :
I didn't like the fact that Principal Simpson kept calling out my students "Ok, Anya you may leave."

Powerplaying:

Something you shouldn't do is powerplaying.Powerplaying is when you take control of another character. This can be very aggravating, especially if the person does something annoying. For example:


Holly J wrote:
Quote :
I hear Anya calling my name behind me. I turn around and I give her a small smile. Anya puts down her backpack and then does the hokey pokey.

Out of Character:

There's no way to tell whether you're adding something to your post that's out of character, so the inventors of the online roleplay made up Out Of Character, or OOC. You can use OOC to suggest what to do to the other person, to comment on something, or basically anything. Here's an example of a roleplay with OOC:

Holly J wrote:
Quote :
I hear Anya calling my name behind me. I turn her around and give her a small smile.
OOC: Slap Holly J

And then she might say:

Anya wrote:
Quote :
OOC: sure! lol wonder where this is going to lead O.o
BIC: I make long powerful strides up to Holly J. I close enough for my face to be in front of her. I raise my right hand as is strikes her face.


As, you can probably figure out, BIC means back in character.

Double Posting:

One thing I don't like is double-posting. Or triple-, quadruple-, googolplex-posting, whatever. When you do multiple posts without anyone else posting, it looks really sloppy and bad. So don't multiple-post. Just don't do it.

Length of Posts:

I also hate it when people do really short posts, like:

Anya wrote:
Quote :
I slapped her.

Anya wrote:
Quote :
I smirk.

Anya wrote:
Quote :
I run away.


And so on... and it gets quite boring to read. Please put some effort into your posts; if you're going to post like that, combine it all into one post. I'm not saying your post has to be lecture-long, just make it interesting to read.

I hope you have an enjoyable time roleplaying! Any questions? Post them below!

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