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Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« on: July 31, 2014, 03:02:22 AM »
Controlled Chaos is a reader directed work (not a choose your own adventure) the characters are presented here and the metrics are decided by committee. The story is then written based on the collective information.

in short, it's up to you the people to decided the starting line. Name a character, as far as the story is concerned every character is available from the overall mythos.

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2014, 03:10:22 AM »
Ok, well, I'm going to start with Sakura (yes, I'm predictable...).

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 03:34:22 AM »
Well alright.

Sakura

Relationship:
Occupation:
Location:
Story genre:

relationships is the character's status, Single or attached
Occupation is the character's job
location is where in the world they are
story genre is the genre (action, comedy etcetera) the character's adventure primarily is.

these are the things that need to be decided first

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2014, 03:47:28 AM »
OK, can you explain what exactly the idea of this whole thing is? It's hard to decide any of those things without knowing a bit more about the setting as a whole.

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 08:23:26 AM »
The metrics designate the details of the setting. The one basic detail is post fifth war. The idea is a group of people fill in blanks here and I carve out a story while using their choices as concrete details in the story.

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 04:14:56 PM »
Right, so it's post-Fifth War, but beyond that the setting isn't fixed?

Also, if we define a character as attached, do we decide who they're attached to?
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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 07:38:24 PM »
Yes

you do define who they are attached to but not at this stage

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 07:49:50 PM »
At what stage do we define it, then? I mean, it's hard to decide if a character is single or not without knowing who they're attached to. Otherwise, we could end up with an impossible set of attached characters....

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 08:38:20 PM »
After all the characters have been run through this process. The impossible part is my responsibility. So don't worry about it.

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2014, 09:07:11 PM »
Hmm, I see.

Well, I'm thinking what to do with Sakura, honestly. There are multiple different things I like to see with her involved, but I can't express most of them in the sheet you gave....

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2014, 07:57:10 AM »
Well if I don't present it this way then the characters will immediately feed into details set up by one character and that's not the aim here. The aim is to weave the details which are separately decided for each character. This way each character is given a singular identity within the greater story.

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2014, 01:35:42 AM »
The problem is that, without any external input, I'm not sure what to pick for any of these things, aside from something really obvious.

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2014, 05:40:32 PM »
It's not that being obvious or not is important, what's important is that the characters are defined individually

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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2014, 02:14:00 AM »
Sakura

Relationship: Attached
Occupation: Student/Magus/surrogate Second Owner and protector of Fuyuki
Location: Fuyuki
Story genre: Action/Drama
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Re: Controlled Chaos (discussion and development)
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2014, 04:56:46 PM »
Alright, let's move on then to Rin