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Lord Mark
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: New Ideas!  Reply with quote

Hi, everybody! Welcome to the "New Ideas" Thread. This is a place where you can post ideas you would like to see anywhere on the site.

For example:
Adam and I have "conjured" up this new thing we'd like to call Interactive Stories. This idea is based off of the one we found on www.explosm.net and if you think that taking it from them is wrong, we'll you're mistaken. You see, it doesn't belong to anyone in particular. If they wanted to keep it for themselves, they would have had it copyrighted or trademarked or whatever.
Maybe even patent pending...lol
Anyway, the point is, it's something that everybody should enjoy and experience in their life, since it is extremely fun and hilarious.
Now, in case you don't feel like checking out the one at explosm.net, then you sit there and do nothing. haha jk, I'll explain.
It begins with a starting picture or a strip, with words in between or in the pictures themselves, and you guys decide what the main character does next. Simply post what you think he/she should do at that moment, and the creator will choose one and draw it out. We will try to keep each one going as long as possible, for all our enjoyment.
Thanks for reading! ^_^
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Andreyis
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'd be neat to see a feature where, upon reaching a certain number of posts, the user can make their own rank. Or maybe PM a moderator or admin to do it for them?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:20 pm    Post subject: Custom Rank Reply with quote

Sure. At first, it shall be ok for PM's, but in the future, when there are a lot of members, then it would be a good idea to put it in a thread.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, it's a lot to read...

Ok, I was thinking maybe we could have another comic (an interactive one) which any registered user could add to (as long as they have some artistic tallent... and a scanner or other means to import images). We could create some characters, with the same design time as what Andreyis and I have for various sketches. Basicly a modified form of manga. The art doesn't have to all look the same, as a matter of fact, it would be better if it didn't look the same. Cause that way each artist would have a very specific way to lay claim to what THEY drew. Like my avatar and Andreyis' avatar are somewhat similar, but also vastly different. Get it? Also, number of characters doesn't really matter, but for the sake of ruling down the amount of work required, one should be enough.

Names of characters should either be the same as the creator, or have some personal link to the creator. Each character should have a introduction of some sort, like what everyone goes through on this site.

Then, once at least two characters have been introduced, the story can be created. The story does not need to be specific to anything, it could just be A Day In The Life sort of thing, with maybe a few extras added in once everyone is used to it. I personally like the idea of just everyday life with the members of this site.

Characters don't have to get along, as a matter of fact, to make it more realistic, the character's likes and disslikes should be similar to the creator's. That way, if you (any person in general) doesn't like something another character says, the responce will be very lifelike.

Now, this may take some serious work, but I'm willing to put in any to all of my free time to do this (except sondays, I'm buisy). As for backgrounds, we'll just make them generic (like just plain white, or something simple and/or unchanging) to make things easyer. The longer we don't have to change a backgrund, the better. Like if a scene takes place in one room, the longer people stay there, all the better.


What do ya think?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andreyis wrote:
It'd be neat to see a feature where, upon reaching a certain number of posts, the user can make their own rank. Or maybe PM a moderator or admin to do it for them?


hey, you know I like that idea. If you could controle what it say's bellow your name, I would so add something along the lines of:
Matt, artist extraordinaire
Well, maybe that's too much... I need more practice.

edit: wait a moment. it used to say Newbie, now it says Human Slave under my name... wierd.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very sorry, Matthew, but it seems you misunderstood the interactive story thing. If not, then by all means, claim this idea of yours. But as I see it, you're trying to make a RPG into comic form. Unless at least 10 people tell me to do that, I won't. I think it's gay, and it defeats the purpose of this site. Go to www.explosm.net and go to Stories. If it's not available, umm, you won't be able to understand until I put it up.
But nice try, anyway. I like that you're trying to help.

Oh, and the ranks go up by how many posts you have. Human Slave is the first, hence the most. And please don't double post, unless necessary.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry.
Edit: *checks out that site* Ok, I see how it works. The story is about one person, and everyone else gives suggestions as to what to do. That... doesn't seem very interactive. Those who suggest don't really have a choice as to what the person does. The narator picks from all the suggestions. Some people will feel left out.

Personally I like the idea that anyone can have a part in a comic. My idea wasn't an rpg, because people would do things in the comic based on what they themselves would do. There's nothing overly drawn-out about it. No stats involved. It could be as simple as... someone just standing there, talking to some invisible audience about nothing at all.

...but my guess is that no one would want to have to draw themselves multiple times to get poses for simple everyday things. So I'll forget about this idea for now.

Edit #2: which is too bad because I already went and drew up a new avatar-ish character to represent me. Maybe I'll just use it as a new avatar for this site.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt wrote:
sorry.
Edit: *checks out that site* Ok, I see how it works. The story is about one person, and everyone else gives suggestions as to what to do. That... doesn't seem very interactive. Those who suggest don't really have a choice as to what the person does. The narator picks from all the suggestions. Some people will feel left out.

Personally I like the idea that anyone can have a part in a comic. My idea wasn't an rpg, because people would do things in the comic based on what they themselves would do. There's nothing overly drawn-out about it. No stats involved. It could be as simple as... someone just standing there, talking to some invisible audience about nothing at all.

...but my guess is that no one would want to have to draw themselves multiple times to get poses for simple everyday things. So I'll forget about this idea for now.

Edit #2: which is too bad because I already went and drew up a new avatar-ish character to represent me. Maybe I'll just use it as a new avatar for this site.


I dunno, I kinda like the idea.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there should be a general chat forum here, just so people can talk to each other without filling up space on the Introduce Yourself forum.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:50 am    Post subject: Resurrection Reply with quote

Matt wrote:

(snip)

...but my guess is that no one would want to have to draw themselves multiple times to get poses for simple everyday things. So I'll forget about this idea for now.

Edit #2: which is too bad because I already went and drew up a new avatar-ish character to represent me. Maybe I'll just use it as a new avatar for this site.


Here is an idea, why don't you think up a new interactive story based on your avatar(assuming you still want to) and post it in that section, we currently have none that have actually lifted off the ground. Also you could use Gimp to redraw your character.
However we desperately need more people on the site, it's been dead for years and needs to be resurrected.

Here's something everyone can actually look forward to: you can all expect illustrated content and whatnot being submitted in the very near future including more episodes and extras for the comic. And we mean it this time. I've been working on making the comic easier to illustrate as well as improving in quality(like my avatar). So bring your friends and tell them to sign up, because there's nothing they won't be able to find or even create if they put their minds to it.


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