|askerian (askerian) wrote,|
@ 2012-07-28 04:24 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||spamtastic, writing woes|
BUT IT WORKS FOR ME OKAY.
askerian: one thing that helps me with dialogue is to play it out loud like it's a theater play
askerian: helps make me realize "okay there's no way he wouldn't stutter, this sentence is way too long" and "no, the other guy would interrupt there" and whether the description needs a "he whispered" or "she snapped/yelled/hissed" etcetera
shewhoflies: ooohhhhhhh *_____*
askerian: it just flows way more naturally when you've said it out loud
shewhoflies: hahaha, yeah, one thing that gets me mad is when in a fight someone says something too long
askerian: yeah, no, someone would interrupt them! D:<
askerian: ... i do it in my bedroom with the blinds drawn because people seeing me = embarrassing as fuck XD;;;
askerian: also since i'm walking around my bedroom i end up acting out some gestures, and that makes the scene more alive than just dialogue, and sometimes having the characters move in each other's space has a serious influence on what they say and how it diverges. also, body language is important too.
askerian: like a dialogue over the radio goes way different than a dialogue when they can get all in each other's space and roll their eyes and shove each other around.
askerian: and/or surprise!make outs. >_>
shewhoflies: heeee. you're an actress!
askerian: ... pffff as if XD
askerian: maybe internally, because yeah, that playing thing? in the dark. like i'm some rad bartending rper. [/old meme is old.]
askerian: anyway people wanted me to do theater and i'm like AHAHAHA IN PUBLIC??? YOU WILL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE.
askerian: but for fic writing seriously it really helps make things feel more alive
askerian: ... tho i often end up running through the same scene about a dozen times before it settles on one version.
shewhoflies: wooooooooooooooooow *_____________*
askerian: half the time when my AIM away message says i'm dancing i'm actually self-rping XD;;
askerian: ... this results in an incredible amount of ridiculous plotbunnies where characters have a party for absolutely no reason I can figure out and sing songs to each other that probably wouldn't even exist in their time period. but it's fun. XD
askerian: those will never leave my head. like. ever.
askerian: but i totally have a battlefield terra sidefic where the eight pilots also play heavy metal. *hangs head*
askerian: pffhahaha nooo XD sillyfun
shewhoflies: but fun.
askerian: yes. u.u