Original Roleplay vs. Canon Roleplay Feb 9, 2011 12:48:13 GMT -8
Post by Candle on Feb 9, 2011 12:48:13 GMT -8
As a person who generally *only* plays canon characters there is satisfaction and creativity within that RPing genre. As Naminex says, the plotting is everything. It's kind of like being writers *for* whatever the RP is based off of (For instance, there is a book series for Buffy and Angel and they arent written by the original writers - so its kind of like writing for those things). Just because the characters aren't original does not mean you're trapped in a box, at all. And most if not all sites veer waaaaaaay off the plot line of the original, so you're not RPing the storyline word for word.
There's also an element of "acting" to it, which is a creative form in its own right. I view it that way. A mix of acting and writing.
An excellent point!! And I also like how you said there's an element of acting! Very true; it's like playing a role. And of course you cannot play a character as good as the original, but you can be close. Besides, if they are in a new situation, you have to try to envision yourself how'd they'd act based on previous actions or personality, so of course it wouldn't be exact. I loved the point you made!