This is really quite and important factor of role
playing. Everyone can post but the length and quality really do matter-
and not just to make you look good. The longer and more detailed your
post is than the longer and more detailed the reply you'll receive can
be which will give you more info to write another nice long reply which
will give them mo- you get the idea :]
But sometimes you
look at a reply and you really just don't know what to reply to it
with. Well here a few things you can write about.
S U R R O U N D I N G S
> Respond and note these surroundings.
> Be descriptive about where you are and about your environment.
> Be descriptive of texture, clothing, expressions... Use your imagination use detail.
> Note strangers and NPC.. what are they doing?
R E A C T I O N S
> How are they making you feel? Uncomfortable? Angry? Ecstatic?
> How does it respond to past experiences? Does it bring back memories?
> Are the memories good or bad? How does the fact these memories are
brought up affect your characters mood?
What will someone else’s experiences do for you? Will you feel? Will
you feel sorry for them? Or will it annoy you? The possibilities are
T H O U G H T S
> Will the react to what’s happening or will they hide it?
> Will they decide to be honest, lie or be serious or a smart ass?
If your doing the opening post there is no excuse for a short post. There's even more things to think about!
O P E N I N G S
> What was your character doing before the destination is reached? How did
they get there?
> Describe your setting well, because it will be what all the characters in
the thread use for the rest of the thread.
> What kind of mood are they on? Is it apparent on their face?
> Put your character in a position where its plausible to be approached.