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Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Senior Doctor Thalassi on Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:55 pm

After one eventful night in the local c-box involving Steel, Warp and needles (don't ask), I started wondering what would happen if the shenanigans that happen in the c-box were to be in prose form instead of chat form.

What I (tentatively, admittedly) propose are RPs in which the fourth wall is taken down, allowing direct interaction between the forum members and the characters (and even fan characters, if you wish, though there is the chance that might get rather awkward). I envision these RPs being of the light and silly variety; just a way for us to have fun with our favorite characters.

One example for the kinds of plots we can do would be an annual check-up for the forum members and space rangers, performed by myself and any medical doctor fan characters whose creators wish to participate.

What do you guys think? Something that might be fun to do or something that should be kept in the c-box?
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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Ranger-Nova on Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:59 pm

Sounds like fun. I'm in!

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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Fox Storm on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:31 pm

As am I! Let's do this! Ooh, boy, we'll have LOADS of fun with ourselves and the characters. XD

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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Rook on Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:32 pm

Now we have a moral dilemma on our hands if this comes to pass:
Do we, as ourselves, explain the nature of fandom and fanservice to the canon characters, or do we keep our mouths shut and pray they never learn about things like those crack pairings we all thought about occasionally? *cough*nos/xr*cough*


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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Fox Storm on Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:34 pm

Uh.....that's an excellent question...I guess we'll just play it by ear?....(shrugs)

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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Rook on Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:51 pm

It was mostly rhetorical. I read a fan-comic where the fourth wall is heinously abused and the characters themselves debate the inherent goodness or evil of fanservice.

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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Fox Storm on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:23 pm

Oh, gotcha. My bad. ^^; But I guess it depends on what everyone else wants to do. (shrugs)

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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Senior Doctor Thalassi on Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:22 am

Rook wrote:Now we have a moral dilemma on our hands if this comes to pass:
Do we, as ourselves, explain the nature of fandom and fanservice to the canon characters, or do we keep our mouths shut and pray they never learn about things like those crack pairings we all thought about occasionally? *cough*nos/xr*cough*

I personally would suggest explaining the nature and aspects of fandom (so as to avoid getting arrested under the accusation of stealing classified information) but try to keep the...seedier aspects of fanservice under wraps for as long as possible.

Also, does anybody have any other ideas for plots we could do? Maybe doing field trips to other planets, like Mahambas 6? And how about setting? Where are we living and how do we have access to the BLoSC universe? I have a couple of ideas, but I'd like to see if anyone else has any suggestions first.
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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Bleu_Ace on Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:52 am

I'm in for it.
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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Pythonmelon on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:19 am

ooh, neat, im in!

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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by TyFan10o3 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:22 am

Sign me up! This sound wicked cool!
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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Senior Doctor Thalassi on Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:14 am

Well, I honestly wasn't expecting this much support! Very Happy

I think I'll go ahead and start the check-up RP, if that's alright with you guys, since it doesn't seem like anyone else has any ideas at the moment. I'll also include some kind of tag in the title so you'll know it's an anti-4th wall RP.
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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Steel on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:32 pm

Would this RP consist of more than one thread? If so, I can make a section for you in "Series", if you'd give me a name and description for it. Wink

As for actually taking part, I might do it, but casually. It still feels a little weird to me to actually put myself in a show, even if it's for crack and you're doing it as a roleplayer, so I'll have to think about it first. Not to mention, April is my busiest month, so you might not see me around until the end of the month.

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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Senior Doctor Thalassi on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:46 pm

I personally kinda hope it would be more than one RP, but that would depend on whether or not the idea keeps our interest.

If it does end up being more than one RP, I was thinking of using a name like Anti-4th Wall or something, unless someone can come up with something better. As for description, I'll think of one if we get more than one RP going.
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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Fox Storm on Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:41 pm

I'm pretty much open to anything you all wanna do. What ideas did you have in mind for settings, Doc?

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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Senior Doctor Thalassi on Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:03 pm

Fox Storm wrote: What ideas did you have in mind for settings, Doc?

I was thinking either a) we would have a little building of our own in "reality" to represent the forum, with a portal of some kind that leads to the BLoSC galaxy or b) we live in the galaxy itself, like on Star Command or Capital Planet or even those of us who work for Zurg, like Jett, living on Planet Z.

...Though now that I think about it, why not combine the two ideas? We could have living arrangements set up for us wherever we want in the galaxy (preferably as many together in one or two places as possible), but we'd still have some way to get back to "real life."
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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Fox Storm on Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:09 pm

Oooh...that's a great idea! We could each say where we'd wanna live and set up a place, like an apartment or something, for a lot of us to live in...and we could maybe create a portal or something that allows us to return to 'real life'.

Y'know, now that I think about it...this is kind of off-topic, but would you object if I or somebody made a topic about what we'd look like in the BLoSC universe, or how we see ourselves in that universe?

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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Senior Doctor Thalassi on Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:12 pm

Fox Storm wrote:
Y'know, now that I think about it...this is kind of off-topic, but would you object if I or somebody made a topic about what we'd look like in the BLoSC universe, or how we see ourselves in that universe?

No, not at all! That's actually a pretty good idea--we can use those descriptions of ourselves in the RPs if we wanted to.
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Post by Fox Storm on Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:14 pm

Okey-dokey, then! Sounds good. ^^ I'll get right on it as soon as I can. ^^

Did you have any other ideas for this RP, btw?

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Re: Suspending the 4th Wall

Post by Senior Doctor Thalassi on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:37 pm

Not yet, really. I'm kinda hoping other people would have some ideas. It'd be nice and more fun for them, I think, if they can contribute to the RP mechanics as well.
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