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« Thread started on: Oct 15th, 2010, 3:38pm »

If no one else will do it, then I will!

This thread is made so experienced members can share advice to everyone on how to role-play better. If you have something you want to share, and it can help others improve their role-playing skills, post it here! There are just a few rules to make sure we don't go off topic:

1)Advice-only: If you have questions/comments/feedback, send them by private message to the person who posted the advice. Do NOT post them here.

2)Explain your advice: Writing a sentence or so won't help anyone. Try to make at least a paragraph of effort to help others understand.

3)Be friendly please: If you give advice, don't try to insult the reader, or try to point out specific groups/people to make a point.

If it can help others make role-playing more enjoyable, don't be afraid to post it here. To remind everyone, following the advice on this thread isn't required, but highly encouraged. It doesn't just make you a better role-player, it also makes your thread more enjoyable to read.
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xx Re: Tips for Role-playing (Read before posting)
« Reply #1 on: Oct 15th, 2010, 3:53pm »

I got something (YAY)

Please always try your best at roleplaying don't be scared of writing without a plan I did that and I ended up making lot's of friends and owning my own roleplaying site.

Plus don't be shy to ask for roleplay's or you will never get started as a roleplayer.

Ok that's it ^^ have fun future member's
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 15th, 2010, 4:23pm »

Windy's Tips for Role-Playing!

Topic: Dealing With Repetition and Redundancy

Doing the same thing over and over again can make a thread really boring. Typing the same words repeatedly can also be bad for the thread. Here's what I mean:

Kaa hypnotized Mowgli using his hypnotic hypnosis. Kaa watched happily as Mowgli was becoming hypnotized by his hypnosis. Kaa made sure to keep his hypnotic spirals locked on Mowgli, happy to see Mowgli become hypnotized.

A post like this is really bland by using the same words, but there are ways to make this post better through a few simple tips.

1)Pronouns and noun-phrases: Using pronouns (he, she, it, they) and noun-phrases (the sinister snake, the succulent man-cub, the seductive python) can really add flavor to a post.

2)Synonyms: There are many other words for 'hypnotic', and a thesaurus can help you find the right one you're looking for. Choosing which one will be up to you, but it will help make your post feel a little less stale.

3)Redundancy: "Hypnotic hypnosis" is a great example of how to make a post dull. It means to put out the same information more than once. Try to find words or phrases in a sentence that can be made unique. We could say, "Euphoric hypnosis", "Endless hypnosis, "Hypnotic rings", or even "Endless rings of hypnotic euphoria."

Let's fix the small paragraph with what we learned:

Kaa mesmerized the helpless man-cub using his euphoric rings. The sinister serpent watched with glee as Mowgli was becoming enthralled by the snake's colorful display. Kaa made sure to keep his hypnotic spirals locked on his succulent meal, overjoyed to watch Mowgli become entranced.
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2)Please don't use hypnosis until the second page.
3)Please don't use vore for at least six pages.
4)Any RP without a partner's reply within two weeks will be open to new partners.
5)Anything I didn't list here is a-ok!
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 15th, 2010, 5:58pm »

Crimson's guide to the fine art of faking it!

The first rule of faking it: When all else fails, fake it!
When you really don't know what to do, sometimes the best thing you can do is write a bit (or maybe a lot) of nothing! It can inspire you as to what to do next or at the very least make it seem like you've done more than what you actually have. This should not be on a post-to-post basis

The second rule of faking it: Explore the mind!
Thoughts constantly pass through anyone's mind, and they give you a very convenient way of exploring your character, as well as a very convenient way of adding more in to your posts. What is your character thinking? Why are they thinking this? What motivations do they have? This can help any post and can be used for much more than "faking it"

The third rule of faking it: The characters aren't everything!
The first thing that people think of when they try to write a post is the character they are assuming the role of. While the character should be the basis around nearly everything that you do, it is important to remember that there is a lot beyond the characters. Things such as the environment around the characters or perhaps any other characters that might be around make good things to describe. This is something that can help, but can be overdone if you are not careful. Again, there's the potential for this to be used for more than "faking it".

Might add more to this later... I'll also be writing some tips for general role-playing.
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 16th, 2010, 1:37pm »

Good grammar and spelling helps too.

Correct use of quotations and such can go a long way.
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 16th, 2010, 5:24pm »

It sometimes helps to write a just a bit more than one sentence in RP posts - even three or four is a nice step up. It gives more for your RP partner to respond to, and it can also be fun. If you can't think of what to write, adding some detail to your post is probably the best thing you can do. Good descriptions can really add a lot to a role-play.

Be careful with spelling and grammar. Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. When you think faster than you write, you might make a typo. It's normal, but it's a lot easier to read a post that doesn't have many errors. It also makes it easier for your RP partner. If you read your post once before you submit it, you'll probably find any mistakes that you might have.

And, of course, have fun with it!
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 8th, 2010, 05:59am »

I may not have thousands of posts, but I've done a ton of RPs through PM, and I feel qualified to say a few things...

You may want to look at my other thread, 'Anyone Ever Noticed...', where I put up a detailed point-by-point breakdown of both Mowgli encounters.

I think one thing people should do to get better at roleplaying is have a go at both roles. While people tend to get really good at one role (hypnotist or victim), it helps a lot to understand what goes into the other half. I know that sounds a bit stupid, but even if you just write a short story instead of a RP, it can really help the quality of future works.

Also, experiment a bit. Don't just stick to snakes and nagas. I saw an interesting one a while ago where a man's hands, upon contact, caused extreme relaxation. Not saying copy that, but dabbling into unique areas is always fun.

Oh, and Alice ^ took the words out of my mouth.
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xx Re: Tips for Role-playing (Read before posting)
« Reply #7 on: Nov 10th, 2010, 4:08pm »

I know I have a poor number of posts and really haven't been on here long, and I haven't learnt a lot, but I want to make a few things clear...

1. Be yourself
Don't try and act like a differant person, be yourself and keep cool. Don't obsess over RP's, and have fun!

2. Grammar
If you don't have good grammar, RP's can look a little... choppy. Work with people you feel comfortable with, and not a random person(like I did once...).

3. Breaks
This is a very important thing to adress. taking breaks from the forum is fine, perhaps to go on holiday? That's all cool, but if a break is about a month long, people will think you have left. It gets worse if you come back after a month, go about 3 or 4 posts, and take another long break. That is bad.

4. Timetable
Timetables are really helpful for organizing when and where you are going to RP. Keeping a little timetable up on your account is good too.

5. Have fun!
The main reason we do RP's is because it's fun! If you make an account and never use it, that just takes up space. Enjoying RPing really helps, even in the worst situations.

That's all the help I can give, so I wish all new KaniaKaa members the best of luck with their RP's!
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 12th, 2010, 7:26pm »

(someone probably already said this but I'll say it again anyway)

All I can say is don't be repetitive, take a break from using movie lines or anything to cliché.
Also take a lot of time thinking about what YOU would do in a situation before choosing what your character does.
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 30th, 2010, 8:15pm »

For me,

#1: Try your BEST to be unique. I'm always glad to see someone posting something intriguing that I've never heard before. I try to be unique most of the time, thinking about the one post that'll make my partner want to type back, spicing the story up more.

#2: Learn correct grammar. I am still working on that (I'm still in school) so I advise people who aren't to try. It makes the post easy to read and more enjoyable.

#3: Don't be afraid to spice it up.

#4: Do your best at all times and have fun with it. I know I hate replying to a boring RP, so don't be afraid to spice it up (Rule #3)
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« Reply #10 on: Nov 30th, 2010, 8:58pm »

1. Think

Contemplate what characters will be used in your rp, with your rp partner, of course. Think of a topic that is unique and sticks out like a sore thumb.

2. Plan

After thinking about what you and your partner will be role-playing in general, mix it up with a formidable plot that you and your partner can both relate to. You can also plan during the time of the role-play itself. Add hints in your posts, plot twists, anything! It will definitely attract more people to your rp. That can also build your role-play into being even longer than imaginable, and interesting.

3. Just RP

Just do it. Express yourself, and never forget to have fun while doing so.

DONT'S

Oh.my.god. Please, NEVER, EVER, post something like:

The snake got an evul thot well hello girl cub how is ur day would u leik 2 come into my tree

..First. What the hell is that? It isn't even a SENTENCE; it is a sad excuse for a fragment. There are things in literature called capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and quotations. Please, use them. That's why they are there in the wonderful world of grammar. We understand that some people may not be that gifted, but common sense is in this equation too.

Correct version: An evil look spread across the insidious python's face as a devious thought bloomed in his twisted mind, "Well hello, sssweet, sssucculent girl-cub. It would be in your bessst favor that you ssspend the ressst of the night in my humble abode, sssafe from harm."

Even if this was changed around, it still looks like an interesting post. You know every emotion coming from the python, and probably the intentions that are swimming in his mind. Plus, everything was correctly used. No fragments.

Also, do NOT repeat certain things from the film. We already saw it happen, we don't need to see it a thousand times more in the forums. It sounds like I complain, but it's always nice to see creative souls at work here. I've also heard that there is only so much you can do with a python such as Kaa, but there are other options, you could:

1. Add another character, preferably another snake of some nature.
2. Instead of hypnotizing all the time, ease out and let the victim use will over mind. It makes both characters communicate with their thought out minds.
3. Plot twists. Make one of the characters suddenly bipolar change in behavior and see what happens. Change the setting of the story, etc.

Many things can be done to improve role-plays, and the best thing you've got while role-playing is style!
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 22nd, 2011, 5:30pm »

Avoid cliches. Every now and then it's fine to reference existing material, but there comes a time when you should try using your thinkin' brain to make your posts.

Try not to make your character(s) too unrealistic. Creating a naga/bear/duck thing is perfectly fine, but a character without a single flaw is boring. Try to give them endearing character traits and establish their drawbacks before tring to write with him/her/it. Once you have your character(s) down using them in a roleplaying session will be a heck of a lot simpler.

These are general RP tips since I don't really know how to play a hypnotist character.
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« Reply #12 on: Jul 29th, 2013, 6:46pm »

Before I put these down, I'm just going to out and say I do not have a PhD in role playing. I'm not perfect, neither is anyone in this forum. However, I've been here a while and just would like to share my experience. Maybe other people can put their tips here too. Anyway here are mine

General
1. Do not just make bland ideas for an rp, especially just throwing some pre-established character into being hypnotized by Kaa. I was guilty about that back when I first started. If your going to do that, at least have some interesting factor to it. Regular Kaa and victim stories are good when you first start, but they usually don't end up going very far unless you have some good X Factor to it.
2. Communicate with the person you are partnering with. If you don't it usually ends with the rp dying with a whole mess of others in the forums.
3. DO NOT DUMB things down. Some people have the amazing talent of dumbing something that can be put in a page to a page and a half into a one line post. Such as 'he wrapped her up and hypnotized her'. DON'T DO THIS. It is ridiculously hard to reply to something like this and just plain annoying.

Posting
(This is my process of posting)
1. Put thought and care into every post.
2. Read the post. This sounds really trivial, but really read what the person you are rping is saying. Imagining whats actually going on is a great way to formulate a good response
3. Think of your character's initial response. This can be something they say or something they do. But this is the very first thing they do in the post
4. Try to put your character's thoughts about whats going on. Its one of the best things to do when it comes to showing your character's personality. The way that they think about a murder or even something as trivial as a fly buzzing past them can show you their character
5. Always put something that the person you are role playing with can respond to. Never leave with something that is just ridiculous to respond to. Try and end with some form of dialogue or action that can prompt a decent response
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 17th, 2013, 4:19pm »

I suppose i'll contribute to this. I have been RPing, on and off, for as old as my account is (I really have no idea, it feels like forever)
I, like anyone else, has had his ups and downs, his bad and good moments, and sometimes complete fails, whether RP or otherwise, that would end up giving me and the other author a bad rep with each other.

So here are some good DO's on your RP's, your characters, and your overall writing style:
1. Respect your partner and their rules, if applicable. Remember, a good RP is a team effort.
2. Be creative. For me, this is a given. I have actually had one or two situations where I overwhelm either myself or my partner with the amount of precise detail that I give in each post.
3. Branching out from #2 is a very serious problem: Consistency. Usually, when people go for massive paragraphs of detail, they sometimes contradict themselves. The likeliness of this happening increases when you do not post for a while, and your mind begins to fall out of sync with the piece of art you and your partner are trying to create.
4. Correct Grammar and Spelling. This just helps you both, gonna keep that brief.
5. Keep a constant flow of communication between you and your partner. The second that flow is broken, your story will slowly begin to fall apart.
6. (This should be obvious) If your partner has a rule about the storyline or a certain character, follow it.
7. OC's- be sure your OC's have quite the history that can easily define who they are. Also... make them based off of you at your own risk.
8. Be open to new ideas, new ways of doing things. (That rule pretty much goes with surviving nowadays)
9. I'll say something that I agree with a lot: Don't be afraid to just start an RP with no idea how it will turn out. Sometimes generic ideas turn into crazy stories, given the authors are creative enough.
10. Don't be afraid of criticism and critique. It just makes you better, as long as its not just people "trolling" you.

Now some DON'Ts for your RPs:
1. Do not EVER do one liners.
2. Do not make jokes about other races or religions (just to be safe... you do not know where your story may end up)
3. Do not RP for the sake of personal satisfaction (sexual or otherwise). Do it because you love to do it!
4. Do not limit yourself. The biggest example I see of this is people saying "Oh, I don't do predator/prey, I only do..." whatever it is they do. Or "I don't RP with people like that". You get my point. I for one love RPing, and will do it with almost anyone. It allows me to be creative in an enviorment where 1. I know someone will read it and 2. It keeps me on my toes. You never know which direction a story will turn.... but thats the fun about it!
5. Do not go overboard with the sexual topics. This website, and others like it, have a strict PG-13 policy, and I abide by and respect that every day. There are fine lines, and they have been acknowledged.

Alright, I think I have said all I wanted to say. If you would like to RP with me, please PM me. I'll add more to this as I think of them.

Happy RPing! cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: Aug 20th, 2013, 08:29am »

Look, I'm not even going to pretend that I have a huge amount of experience with roleplaying, but there are some things that are general rules of roleplay.

1. Never use text message abbreviations such as &, u, ur, liek, etc. Save them for your friends, but use quality when on this forum.

2. Think differently. While playing a naga or a snake is easy, it isn't always the best route to take when you're roleplaying. I am currently doing a roleplay as a victim to a naga who is part rattlesnake instead of python. It was a cool idea that I'm fairly certain hasn't been used before.

3. Follow the rules. I don't know how many times I see people on this forum describe sex in-depth. DON'T. DO. IT. Seriously. You can have the best thread with great language and everything, but if you add sex into it, forget it. It's getting deleted, most likely by myself.

4. Be realistic. If you met a snake in the jungle and they hypnotized you, would you be in love with them after a day? No. It's just plain unrealistic. I know that snakes that can hypnotize people are plenty unrealistic, but we're talking about emotions, which are real things.

5. Keep up communication between your roleplay partner(s). It helps to improve quality of the roleplays.

6. Give what you want to get out of the roleplay. If you're writing paragraphs in a roleplay and the other person is only doing one-liners, tell them to expand a little.

7. Be open to new things. A person should never be strictly victim or strictly hypnotist at first. Try both and see which one you're better at playing.

8. Use punctuation. It gets confusing if you don't add a comma where you need to or if you don't add a period where it's necessary. Just make it easier on everyone reading the roleplay.

9. Well, typos. We all know about them, we all have them, and we all hate them. I know. Why do I even have to mention this, you ask? And I answer like this. Let's say that you flip two letters around in a word. You have the option to fix it. I don't care about how long it takes, just fix it. The reader and your roleplay partner(s) will be grateful for your consideration, especially if you show a little dignity for what you wrote. That little blurb at the bottom of a post is nothing to be ashamed of.

10. Read your posts before you send them out. Like BlockingMars said, (shoutout, Marsy!) people who add in a lot of detail can occasionally contradict themselves. Just rereading your posts can help you catch things that you didn't notice before.

11. Don't RP with people before you read one of their stories. It'll save you a lot of stress.

12. Don't see how far you can go to bump up against the imaginary rule line. You'll get a strike eventually because us mods read your posts. I know, shocking, right?

13. Never accept more role plays than you can handle. It's a lot more courteous to partners and potential partners if you keep the list manageable. I can't tell you how much I've felt like a jerk when getting a message from someone asking to post.

14. Building off of rule 13, be patient with your RP partners. People do have busy points in their lives where they need you to bear with them and not pressure them into coming back.

15. Be willing to accept feedback. Even if you don't like what you hear, realize the difference between people trying to cut you down and people trying to help you improve.

16. Don't challenge someone to beat you in post length, and don't brag about how wonderful your writing is. You aren't making me want to RP with you by trying to one-up me. That just makes me want to stop RPing with you.

17. If RPing with someone feels like an obligation, stop doing it. Wait it out and talk to your partners about how you're feeling.

18. Don't use RPing to fulfill your "physical needs". That's unfair to the people you RP with if they don't consent to it. This site isn't meant for that type of thing.

That's all I got. If you do these things, you will gain a reputation in the forums and get more requests to roleplay. I really like reading roleplays, but when people make simple mistakes, it pains me to read them. Please, for the love of Kaa, just put in effort.
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