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Welcome to the third installment of BOOTCAMP! Lesson 3: Personality! But I prefer to call it: Clash of the Titans!
When writing, it is important to make your character's stand out from each other. If all the characters were the same, stories would become bland and there would be very little progress. Imagine a cop show, were all the police officers were "good cops", the story would get old quick, and if all the actors were "bad cops", then not much work would be done. Thus it is important to have variety, as too much of the same thing will simply be lost and perceived as background noise.
Another point to remember, is that different personalities can play off of each other. One actor who is seen as witty and straightforward, can play very well if paired with someone more serious and reserved, see the Lethal Weapon series for a good example. Another good example would be Batman/Joker, since their entire relationship is based off of how opposites react to each other.
It is also important to remember not to always go overboard! Some characters were made to be flamboyant (Joker) and should be written as such. But we need to remember their is a time and a place for such characters. If every villain in the Batman roster were lunatics such as Joker, the series would have died off a long time ago.
So for today's game, your will describe a morning show! Hosted by : YOU! Your job will be to interview 4 people of various background... all at the same time! You will ask them 3 questions regarding a specific subject and have them answer in a way that clearly shows their different personalities.
So, here are todays guidelines!
1. Below are 5 "Topics", generic subjects to cover with your guests. Select ONE of the 5 topics to work with.
2. Below the topics, are 4 different, stylized backgrounds. Feel free to create your own guests, but they must me of the following backgrounds. (You must offer a 1 phrase introduction to each guest, and each guest may reply with one phrase before starting the interview)
3. Ask 3 short questions to the guests you created.
4. All 4 guests must reply to each question at the same time.
5. Within each reply, characters may choose to interact with each other, or simply reply to the questions, whichever fits their personality the most.
1. Law enforcement: what is considered too far?
2. Civilians: Assets or obstacles?
3. Registration: Is it necessary?
4. Monologuing: Know when to shut up!
5. Retirement: When is enough, enough?
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Name and forum handle: John Doe (a.k.a. Doe Boy)
Status: MWM Employee or Fanbase
Position: Lead, Dev, Contract, Fanboy/girl, etc.
The limit for this weeks exercise is one page.
Now go! Create! And most importantly, have fun!
You wear a mask to hide who you are, I wear a mask to show who I am.
Staff Writer, Composition Team