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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by agshepherd on Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:32 am

Squirreltamer wrote:I can see grandfathering in SOME, but I always feel like EVERYONE wants to play Helga and that she should go to the BEST.  Although, it is true that Perhaps has proven her reliability and she does a great job with Helga too!  I'd probably try to do it in the fairest way possible though.  Which is why I'm like: "OKAY BLANK SLATE ENTIRELY. WE ALL ARE BACK TO SQUARE ONE."

That way everyone is on equal footing and no one feels like I'm favoring any one over the other - it'll be largely out of my hands.  Haha.

...you make it seem like I'm asking her to step down...because I'm not. :C Which is why I'm so hesitant to apply even if I wanted to.

I mean...yeah I understand....okay voting it is...BEST and FAIR are not the same word I suppose....so I do see where you're coming from. I'm not holding any pitchforks, Alyssa- but if you want to re-do applications and start fresh, you have every right to do that and I'd apply anyway.

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by agshepherd on Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:34 am

Squirreltamer wrote:I can see grandfathering in SOME, but I always feel like EVERYONE wants to play Helga and that she should go to the BEST.  Although, it is true that Perhaps has proven her reliability and she does a great job with Helga too!  I'd probably try to do it in the fairest way possible though.  Which is why I'm like: "OKAY BLANK SLATE ENTIRELY. WE ALL ARE BACK TO SQUARE ONE."

That way everyone is on equal footing and no one feels like I'm favoring any one over the other - it'll be largely out of my hands.  Haha.

It was never in your hands to begin with? Thats how it happened! LOL. Nobody is choosing someone over someone else- we are adults here. C'mon. XD

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by Squirreltamer on Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:35 am

I'm gonna let it go for the few days and just see if we drum up any more new attention or if some oldies crawl out of their shells anyway. And no, I don't think you're asking for anything. It's actually just a for real fact - if we start a new RP there are A LOT of people that are gonna want to play Helga and Arnold. There always is.

But yeah, just gonna ride it out for the moment anyway. Play with what we've got.

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by agshepherd on Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:38 am

Squirreltamer wrote: - if we start a new RP there are A LOT of people that are gonna want to play Helga and Arnold.  There always is.

That doesn't mean they can.

...Oh mai god. LIGHTBULB. Okay never mind now I know exactly what you're trying to do. okay I was confused-- that's why you wanted to have new applications?

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by Perhapsormaybe2 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:38 pm

I didn't assume I was being asked to step down, I figured we were talking about a new rp. And it's not fair for us to get the same characters every time, at least not Helga and Arnold due to their popularity. Honestly, I think I'd prefer to be someone else next time for the sake of fun (Helga's great and all, but I'd probably want to play someone new each time we do an rp and Helga's never going to be a spot that will be hard to fill. Always plenty of volunteers)

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by Squirreltamer on Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:03 pm

That's pretty much where I'm at, Perhaps! Helga is all yours in the Forest RP, but if we do something brand new I think it's fair to start completely fresh!

I've also sort of always assumed that playing Helga or Arnold in a large group RP would be super intimidating, but that's probably just my anxiety talking. Not too mention I love seeing people explore the lesser known characters. Like how Freddie took on Gino and just OWNED him and made him into something new and unique.

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by Justanotherperson on Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:25 am

Then again, its difficult to take on a smaller character since there is so little to work with often. I'm a moderate fan of the show, so I actually have little knowledge of the majority of the cast.

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by criminyy on Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:18 am

That makes sense Justanotherperson!
But I think the cool part of taking on a character that isn't all too developed is really cool cause you can take your own liberties to the character...delve deeper into your own ideas and headcanons and it can turn up really interesting!

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by Justanotherperson on Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:21 am

Ah, touché. The artistic liberty is a good reason to mess with a character I suppose. The other issue I have though is the flat and simple storylines and nature of the show. Leaves little to work with again, but maybe I just haven't tried hard enough.

I'm a big BIG fanfic writer so things like this annoy me when I suck at doing it the first six times.

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by agshepherd on Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:21 am

Squirreltamer wrote:
I've also sort of always assumed that playing Helga or Arnold in a large group RP would be super intimidating, but that's probably just my anxiety talking.

Thats exactly why I will only play Helga if I can help it. I have invested years into writing for her and I'm paranoid that I wouldn't be as skillful at another character- or as necessarily...involved? If that makes sense?

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by agshepherd on Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:22 am

criminyy wrote:That makes sense Justanotherperson!
But I think the cool part of taking on a character that isn't all too developed is really cool cause you can take your own liberties to the character...delve deeper into your own ideas and headcanons and it can turn up really interesting!

lolarnie

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by Justanotherperson on Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:58 pm

Is it weird to say, I also find it difficult to like the idea of fan fic writing for HA? I feel like I'd be doing something horribly wrong, morally, for some reason.

Must be my guilt since its a kids show.

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Re: Gather Around Newbies!

Post by Squirreltamer on Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:39 am

I can understand feeling sort of weird about it. I got over that weird shame a LONG time ago (*has drawn actually HA! porn....)

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