“Some writers need a while to charge their batteries, and then write their books very rapidly. Some writers write a page or so every day, rain or shine. Some writers run out of steam, and need to do whatever it is they happen to do until they’re ready to write again.”—Neil Gaiman (Entitlement issues)
“One thing we RPers hate more than anything else is metagamers”—It’s just as bad as godmodders. During a RP, a metagamer spoils a story when muses are not remotely on that timeline. They disrespect the built story arc. They can’t RP so the metagame.
Metagaming - the act of outside or previously gained knowledge within a gaming universe for personal gain or advantage.
In the RP world it is a spoiler and it is a bullying tactic to ruin trust and confidences with fellow players that tell stories.
Metagaming is different from godmodding because in godmodding the person does moves and acts whatever it takes to win the RP, when it should not be like that. Whereas, metagaming is to use knowledge told in confidence to gain over another player. That ruins storylines. Why do it?
“Imperial Inquisitors - dark-side-imbued agents of the Empire tasked with seeking out any Force-users - began as a storytelling concept in #StarWars RPGs.”—Star Wars The Essential Reader’s Companion by Pablo Hidalgo, 2012. pp 138
Lots of people in roleplays do pregnancy plots if they are with someone or are just bored in a roleplay and want to spice things up. However there are many things to consider when doing a plot like this. Under read more you will find what you need to think about.
In this I talk about abortion and misscarriage, so please do not read if you are triggered by it.
Darth Vader learns that Obi-Wan Kenobi and Bo-Katan have a daughter they named Mara Jade. It enrages his jealousy because he believes his child died fighting with Obi-Wan on Mustafar. But Mara Jade is protected by the Emperor.
"If I get to see myself on screen, then I know that I exist." — Gabby Sidibe, star of Precious
Representation is an imperative thing and it needs to be recognized as one. It’s because Laverne Cox and Lupita Nyong’o don’t make the Time 100 list even if they had over 90%, as opposed to the others that made the list with less yes votes than no votes. It’s because Scott McCall isn’t considered the main character of the show and his ethnicity isn’t recognized in any way. (It’s also because Tyler Posey signs everything with his character name because he feels like people forget.) It’s because people are angry that Lupita Nyong’o is on the most beautiful list because everything about her completely subverts white beauty standards. It’s because of all of those things, and so much more.
Write people of color. Write people that are queer. Write people that are trans*. Write people that are bodily diverse. Write people that have disabilities. Write them all.
Write them shamelessly and with pride and develop them beyond the afterthought of hey, Dumbledore was gay. Write characters that are cisgender, heterosexual, abled, fit, white, etc., isn’t the problem. Don’t feel bad for doing it. If you like writing characters like that and it makes you happy, go ahead! The problem is that writing characters like those have become the norm and the default unless otherwise explicitly stated. And even then, the character is usually grossly typecasted and stereotyped. Change that. Research a lot and make sure that you get a personal perspective somehow, but here’s something to get your started.
As I understand it, all the gadgets on Mando armor and helmet can detect a Force User, usually by body parameters, i.e. heart rate, perspiration, and respiration. Mandalorians have unique technology to detect eye movements of their target and possibly thermal imaging and other tools.
But that takes a TRAINED eye to really pick it up, like hunting and tracking eye. Which made Boba Fett successful as a Jedi Hunter and not being fearful of the Sith.
Sexuality is one of our most basic drives, but it’s also fundamental to our identities as people. Which means sex is the subject of a million cliches, and tons of terrible writing. Not to mention, stupid prejudice. The good news? Science fiction and fantasy writers have a special opportunity to look at sex afresh. Here’s how.
Star Wars 2014 Sampler - Kindle edition by John Jackson Miller, James Luceno, Kevin Hearne, Paul S. Kemp. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Star Wars 2014 Sampler.