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Almost an Allegory

Almost an Allegory (OOC)

a part of “Almost an Allegory”, a fictional universe by Circ.

This RP is about writing what you feel, but abstracting it out into a story so that you are no longer enslaved by those feelings, and doing so in a way that is consistent with what has come before in the representation of other people's emotions, that is,

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Almost an Allegory (OOC)

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Circ on Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:47 pm

Welcome to the Almost an Allegory (AA) OOC thread. Please post your questions here.

The opening post of the IC thread describes the nature of the game and the expectations thereof by way of story, with a bit of explanation in the footnotes, but if further explanation is warranted, it shall be provided here.

Thank you,
Circ

Added explanation: this RP is about writing what you feel, but abstracting it out into a story so that you are no longer married to (or in bondage by) those feelings, and doing so in a way that is consistent with what has come before in the representation of other people's emotions, i.e., the preceding posts.

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

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I like this idea : D

I'll be scrounging up a post in a few.
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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

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Sweet! Look forward to seeing it.

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

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this RP is about writing what you feel, but abstracting it out into a story so that you are no longer married to (or in bondage by) those feelings,


This sounds like an intriguingly brilliant idea, though I'm not sure what you mean by this;

and doing so in a way that is consistent with what has come before in the representation of other people's emotions, i.e., the preceding posts.


Do you mean that the entire roleplay is a consistent metaphor? Or that the tone of all players posts should stay consistently happy/sad/etc.?

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

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Diama,

1: I just mean your writing should reflect your mood and what you're going through in life at the time, but not necessarily be the exact same circumstances, names, and places.

2: By consistent, I mean the parts of the story should fit together. For example, I would say it is inconsistent to have a leerjet fly over the pyramids as they are being built or, as another example, for a character to be in a tavern in one post on the other side of the world in another. My goal is to have all the posts in this RP combine together to form a single story that has a good flow to it.

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

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Ahh yes, that's what I thought you meant. I just wanted to make sure :]

Talking of consistency though, I'm not too sure of the setting you've created. I got the impression that it's set in a past similar to our own before any major industrialisation, though that could just be because you described a rural area. I also assumed that it's a world based on realism. No magic or such.
Is this right? Or... is the world simply not that defined and I'm assuming too much? :]

Oh! And this line confused me; 'blinding shards of plasma'. Lightning, right?

Sorry for the all the questions. I just don't want to come in and ruin the start of a brilliantly written roleplay.

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

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1. The world isn't defined yet. I am simply describing the character's POV.
2. Yes, lightning.

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

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I finally got round to posting my rp but I'm kinda new at this so if I've done anything wrong, in any way (grammar, spelling, tone etc.), just tell me and I'll fix it!

Constructive criticism would be good too, if you can be bothered =]

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

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I enjoyed your post immensely, Diama, and, likewise, if you find any fault in what I write, please let me know so I can amend it.

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Dovey on Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:46 pm

OKAY CIRC.

Sorry my post is so long. I needed to play a bit of catch-up. And, uh, I'll catch up with you two's characters eventually. And "eventually" in Dovey Time is an unknown quantity.

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Circ on Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:40 pm

It took me a bit to figure out what the whole Janus-faced thing was, but cool device! I hope you didn't really end up quitting your job. :)

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

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Haha, I wish. That is, I wish I had a job to quit! : O

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Alyxium on Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:06 pm

Circ:
Thank you again! I enjoyed reading your posts immensely too. Your descriptive powers are pretty damn magnificent =] and I have to say that I adore this line:

Circ wrote:Sporadic, lucent breakthroughs ebb away within the hour, and tiny orbs of rain cast long, thin tethers from vault to vale, as through in a sort of melancholic proxy to the bright bands that did dominate the landscape beforehand.


If I notice any problems or have any critiques I wont hesitate to mention them to you =]

Dovey:
I look forward to seeing how your character catches up =] Also; anyone who uses 'Janus-faced' is automatic win in my book. I haven't heard that phrase used since... well since I learnt about Janus in school =P

Anyway, I'm writing my post now, though I need sleep soon, so I should have it posted tomorrow hopefully.

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Circ on Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:11 pm

My mouth is agape, and I have nothing to do but applaud that magnificent piece of writing you submitted a few minutes ago, Diama.

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Astral Weave on Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:00 pm

Greetings everybody!

I shall soon post and join in the fun. Any advice is welcomed; I feel a bit rusty.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Dovey on Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:18 am

Nice. I'm not complaining, in fact I'm totally excited, but why is this RPG attracting new but literate and excellent players, Circ? Is someone referring them? How did you find this, Astral Weave?! Speak!

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Circ on Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:45 am

They are drawn like moths to the flame of awesomeness? :D I think activity in the Everything Else thread was down, so I was able to keep AA on the top of that forum for a week or so. That might've given them a chance to read and get excited by it.

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Alyxium on Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:41 am

Woo! Thanks again Circ. Your words are most flattering. =] And here I was worried that you'd think my writing was trite and derivative. D=

Also: Welcome Astral Weave! I look forward to seeing what you write =]

Also, also: You're right Circ, your brilliant post was at the top of the Everything Else forum, so it immediately attracted my clicking finger. Lucky really, as all the previous roleplays I'd clicked before were either filled with illiterate players writing one sentence replies, or complex roleplays I just didn't care for. It was kinda depressing, in fact I almost gave up looking then. Good thing I didn't, eh? =D

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Dovey on Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:45 am

Lol, I don't know what to post next. I'll figure it out while someone else goes. Someone, post!

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Re: Almost an Allegory (OOC)

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Actually Dovey, I just finished my new post D: I need to read through it to check my grammar and such before I post it though... but it's late and I'm really tired, so any corrections I do would probably be pretty poor.

So I'll post it tomorrow when I'm awake properly :]

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