Good writin'.

  • Pitcrew

    @Coin Well, this is why I say it's less about style for me than about command of language. I know that probably seems like a thin distinction to make. I could elaborate about it, but I feel like I'd be retreading things and I don't wanna belabor the point.

    It's okay if I'm the only one this request makes sense to. I appreciate that people took the time to answer, anyway.

  • Pitcrew

    @Coin said in Good writin'.:

    I think, @juke, your problem here is going to be that there are no games in which you'll find just the style you want. Sure, some games have a style most players adopt, but by and large, style is more of a person-to-person thing, in these cases.

    For me, randomly looking back, the people I really love writing with when it comes to cooperative back-and-forth, and pose efficiency and clarity, while also maintaining some sort of poetry (and this, I stress, does not mean I don't immensely enjoy writing with others) are very few and far between. Many of them are not on MSB.

    The following is an extremely short list of people I randomly remember who I also know the MSB usernames of:

    @EmmahSue, who enchanted me as Meadow on The Reach.
    @Eerie, who hasn't played in a while now, but who is just so much fun.
    @Gingerlily, when I can get her to not scroll my screen like she's playing Galaga with words.
    @Quibbler, less about the poetry and more because we just click when it comes to rapidfire back-and-forth, laconic shit.
    @tragedyjones, because we share humor, even though he barely ever plays, the fucker.
    @Scorn is furiously fun when she's on, which if I played now-a-days, I would hope would be often.
    @ILuvGrumpyCat ditto the above, when she's on, she shines.

    Honestly? If I seek you out for RP, especially to make groups or long-term stories, it means I like the way you write.

    I love this all but my favorite part is how it was all sweet of you and you were making a list of people whose writing you think well of and still kind of managed to burn me too. It's just so very @Coin

  • Pitcrew

    He had a solid point though. I fully admit that in certain moods, with certain people who I know also enjoy this kind of thing (so not with people who I know are totally bored/annoyed/etc, it's not a punishment on the unwilling) I sometimes will play just to play around with writing, and make flowery poses and put allegory and whatever in there and the actual pleasure of the task is just kind of playing around with language. In other words it may NOT be about these things we all know we love and seek in scenes, like plot pushing and character development and storyline exploration and meta-plot solving as a team and and and etc.

    I know I could find other mediums for this but I don't usually want to do it for long enough to be one of the folks who is also writing a novel, or even writing short stories to share online somewhere, or whatever. It's using the already handy medium of the game and the characters to write for fun to unwind and relax. I don't do it all the time (or ever, lately) but I did enjoy it sometimes interspersed with the other kinds of rp, the ones more about the game than the thesaurus cuddling and metaphor dependency.

    To bring this back around to the question of what kinds of writers I like writing with, I guess my response is 'it varies a TON'. I obvs love writing with @Coin as we have discussed and he likes brevity and probably puts my poses all through that website that helps you write like Hemingway to dissect them. I also love writing with people who are super spammy and flowery and nutty, because then I can be too sometimes. I've clicked with all kinds, and who I might want to click with on a given night of rp time may depend largely on my whim!

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