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by jdhthegr8
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What do you focus on in your second draft?
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: What do you focus on in your second draft?

During my first draft I'm just trying to write a complete script, with little to no regard to differences between character voices, speech mannerisms, elements of the environment and small character actions unrelated to advancing the scene, as well as some of my own poor writing habits (like repeati...
by jdhthegr8
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: I want to create a AI
Replies: 10
Views: 4037

Re: I want to create a AI

Huh, that's both interesting and just a bit concerning to hear from you Mutive! For what it's worth though, I'd imagine most malicious actors would have far better and more efficient attack vectors to do bad things with than Ren'Py. Your response has gotten me quite curious though... With that knowl...
by jdhthegr8
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Credit Sequence with One Team Member
Replies: 6
Views: 2731

Re: Credit Sequence with One Team Member

Personally, I say it's hard to go wrong with the Neil Breen approach (22:02 in this video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L4g3H_TM28&t=22m02s
by jdhthegr8
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How do you write "complex" characters?
Replies: 9
Views: 5149

Re: How do you write "complex" characters?

xposting from a similar thread: I view characters as a product of their world. So when making characters, rather than start with a specific personality I start by looking at who this character is as a person. In the case of my own story, at least one of the following traits plays a significant role ...
by jdhthegr8
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: I want to create a AI
Replies: 10
Views: 4037

Re: I want to create a AI

Now if you wanted to get at least some of the dramatic effect of "shutting down", there are definitely ways to unexpectedly close the game. And it is capable of editing files within its own directory, saving automatically at a designated point, or reading environment variables like the PC name. Beyo...
by jdhthegr8
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: I want to create a AI
Replies: 10
Views: 4037

Re: I want to create a AI

Reading information from the computer environment is much different from actually sending commands for it to do things. This type of thing is probably possible to write, but even if you did write something that sent these commands, it would be blocked either by a virus scanner detecting an unusual r...
by jdhthegr8
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Is ok to isolate traits to specific characters?
Replies: 10
Views: 3417

Re: Is ok to isolate traits to specific characters?

On the other hand, if you're going for realistic characters, I don't think any one character has 1 trait and 0 other traits. Depth makes them interesting. Everyone has a little grumpiness to them, even though maybe you have a friend that you remember by having some grumpy aspect. This. What makes a...
by jdhthegr8
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Character's/Main personality
Replies: 2
Views: 2467

Re: Character's/Main personality

I view characters as a product of their world. So when making characters, rather than start with a specific personality I start by looking at who this character is as a person. In the case of my own story, at least one of the following traits plays a significant role in the personality of each major...
by jdhthegr8
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing an organized script
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

Re: Writing an organized script

Scrivener is a very good program for that functionality. You can import documents, put them in separate tabs and link between them as well as notes, references, etc. You can get a free 30 day trial. It can take a bit to learn all of its features but once you do it can save a lot of time with organiz...
by jdhthegr8
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Handling ace representation in a story that includes sex scenes
Replies: 5
Views: 4300

Re: Handling ace representation in a story that includes sex scenes

Thanks a lot for your input and resources! These will definitely help me make sure she is a more convincing character and someone that, if an ace reader did come across, will hopefully be relatable in some way. Re: her being attracted to one or two people, it seems like you're talking about the Grey...
by jdhthegr8
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: I need Help Please with my awful love scene writing
Replies: 2
Views: 4415

Re: I need Help Please with my awful love scene writing

My personal recommendation, in addition to more convincing dialogue, is to spend time exploring your character's internal thoughts. Here's a little excerpt from my own story. It's not a romance scene but I hope it gets the idea across: ___ Juno: Well remind me never to piss you off like that! For fu...
by jdhthegr8
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: writing in dating sims
Replies: 10
Views: 4815

Re: writing in dating sims

One option is to explore a character's inner thoughts. You could have a protagonist who thinks more than they say, or thinks many things they might not say out loud; you could also have a scene or scenes play out from the perspective of another character to explore their internal thoughts. It all ha...
by jdhthegr8
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Handling ace representation in a story that includes sex scenes
Replies: 5
Views: 4300

Handling ace representation in a story that includes sex scenes

Hello all! I have what I think is an interesting scenario I want to ask about; responses would be particularly appreciated from those who fall within the Asexual spectrum but any serious input will be considered. The story I'm writing has mature themes, including at least one scene of sex or sexuall...
by jdhthegr8
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Military, war, apocalypse, dystopia...
Replies: 3
Views: 3952

Re: Military, war, apocalypse, dystopia...

I'm a sucker for military and war stories; perhaps part of the reason is I'm a huge history geek and love finding stories with some unique parallel. There is a delicate balance to maintain though because I've found some stories just copy-and-paste an obvious real-world history and slap on different ...
by jdhthegr8
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Reigniting a past love
Replies: 4
Views: 4258

Re: Reigniting a past love

A very interesting approach to the story- rather than spending your time forging a relationship with a girl you're trying to rebuild it! That's the type of idea that would make me excited to replay the game before I've even finished it once. I don't think you need to invest too much into the "buildi...