Topic: Transiting between threads in an RP

A little tip from yours truly.

Say Alice is moving from Deck A to Deck B. In Deck A's thread, you could put:

Alice smiled at Bob's reply as she headed for the steps. She walked up them, thinking about their dinner later tonight.

[-> Deck B]

Re: Transiting between threads in an RP

Nice. I've been putting (continued in [area]) after my character's signature, but I like your shorthand.

Ash

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It's not actually mine originally. It was used on a Stargate RP site I was a member of about six years ago.

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I vote for sticky under useful guides & tips.

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Great minds think alike. ;-)

Ash

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You mean like how it looks up top? smile

-Euan

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I've got another idea to add to this (I'll use the same example as Silent did):

Say Alice is moving from Deck A to Deck B. In Deck A's thread, you could put:

Alice smiled at Bob's reply as she headed for the steps. She walked up them, thinking about their dinner later tonight.

[-> Deck B]

Then in Deck B's thread you put:

(Continued from Deck A)

Alice made her way to her workstation, gradually re-focussing from her conversation with Bob on her jobs for the day.


That way if there was already a scene taking place on Deck B, it's clear to everyone where Alice arrived from, and when it fits in with the other locations on the ship. Amanda just recently used this technique on the West Star and I think it worked very well.

Ash

Last edited by Ash Leighton Plom (2010-11-02 11:50:06)

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Or you could just forget the transitions, like I did in the Elemental.   yikes

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In the flashback thread? I think that worked quite well, actually.

Ash

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Sorry, meant the Atlantis threads.

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Ah, now that I haven't read for a while. What did you do?

Ash

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Something along the lines of this:

Thread 1:

"Brandon said, 'Ok, Chief, be back in 20,' then picked up his pack and walked through the hatch into the mess hall."

Thread 2 (Mess Hall):

"Brandon entered the mess hall and deposited his pack into a chair. 'Mmm, something smells good!'"


Seemed to work just fine.

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Have there been any posts in Thread 1 since, though?

Ash

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Yes. Why?

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Well, that's the advantage of putting a "(continued in Mess Hall)" or the like at the bottom of your note and "(continued from 'Thread 1')" at the start of your note in the Mess Hall, to delineate OOC that your scene continues there from Thread 1. But posting words to that effect IC is probably intelligible enough!

Ash

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Yes, I would think so. But some people (not naming any names or anything... ahem) can't be bothered to read everything, such as insisting signing of posts when my name is RIGHT THERE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE POST.

** takes deep calming breaths **

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*hands Jason a cup of tea*

Ash

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I always use the

[OOC: Continued thread [url=link to new thread]here[/url]]

and the

[OOC:thread continued from [url=link of previous thread]here[/url]] method. 

I do on occasion get distracted by butterflies though.
-Amanda

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I'm sorry, I wasn't listening. I was distracted by a butterfly.

Seriously, though, thank you for sharing this! I'd been wondering how you did that! :-)

Ash

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