wuxxia replied to your post: Can I request a fanfic wish list minus CoLS spoilers? Because I haven’t read it yet but I need to know your thouugghtssss (and also I might write you one becauseYAY! Thank you!!! I really love the first one. REALLY. Have you ever considered RP writing fic? Because its a thing Iike to do but don’t do anymore because of that whole LJ friend fiasco. WE SHOULD DO IT.
i like the first one a lot, too. it’s action/adventure, which i’m a fan of.
i’ve never done rp before.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
IT IS SO COOL.
Okay. So. Google documents. You make a shared document and then write in it together.
There would be certain characters you play, and certain characters I (and anyone else) play. So we would write fanfic together, alternating or working together for description-y things, but writing all of the dialogue and character actions for our specific characters.
Most of the time when I’ve RPed in the past, we had a prompt or jumping off point that one player wrote and then we would just write whatever came out. You can do a more structured plotted out fic, but then everyone’s character actions and reactions aren’t as much of a surprise to the other people involved (which is one of the reasons I like RPing so much).
I’ve only RPed with up to four people together, and prefer the dynamic of small groups so that everyone can be on an active at the same time (this would be our issue with you living in England. Timezones suck). Some people get TONS of people into one project though and break it all up into smaller groups to do different scenes in a larger, more complex story.
WHAT THINKETH YOU?
okay, i’m intrigued. so, if there were 2-4 of us, we would schedule a time when we would all be on the google doc at the same time? or one person would write something and then pass it to another person? but i guess that wouldn’t work if two characters were having a conversation. it would take forever. so, how often does a group usually get together to write?
We would in theory have a time to all be on together. It takes a long time even with everyone on at the same time because SHENANIGANS! Usually we have some kind of skype/aim messenger open so that we can talk and “tag” each other in to play. So while one person writes the others are shenanigans (or you know, maybe discussing the actual story). The plus side is it feels like you write so much more because half the time you’re just watching other people be awesome. :D